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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819298 (457 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 11, 2011: US07866527 (395 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a handle assembly that has a movable handle that is movable through actuation strokes relative to a stationary handle housing. An actuation is shaft supported at least in part within the stationary handle housing and is movable in response t ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819296 (391 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus configured for use with disposable loading units. In various embodiments, the surgical stapling apparatus includes a retraction system that interfaces with an actuation shaft that is movably supported within a handle housing. The actuation shaft is configured to move ax ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV: Disposable loading unit with firing indicator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 12, 2010: US07810692 (391 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may have a carrier that supports a staple cartridge therein, an anvil assembly that is movably coupled to the carrier, and an axial drive assembly that is constructed to move in a distal d ...


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Bret W Smith, Kevin R Doll, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Kyle P Moore, Mark H Ransick, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski: Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 14, 2011: US07959051 (379 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including an actuator configured to be retracted relative to the distal end of the disposable loading unit and rotate an anvil between an open position and a closed position. The actuator can include a cam, where the cam can include an arcuate profile having an apex co ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Darrel M Powell, Michael A Murray, Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Steven G Hall: Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 3, 2011: US07934630 (362 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge for use with a stapling device that has an actuator that is selectively actuatable in an axial direction and an anvil portion that is selectively movable between open and closed positions is disclosed. Various embodiments of the present invention include a cartridge body that mova ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 14, 2012: US08113410 (306 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Joanne Hull, Wells D Haberstich, Steven G Hall, John A Hibner, Julia J Hwang, Yolanda F Carter, Frederick E Shelton IV, John B Schulte, Rebecca J Mollere, Patrick D Dugan, Michael D Cronin, Jerome R Morgan: Methods and apparatus for delivering tissue treatment compositions to stapled tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 18, 2013: US08464925 (294 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler includes first and second tissue clamping members and a reservoir configured to hold a tissue treatment composition. The first tissue clamping member is configured to receive a plurality of staples. The second tissue clamping member comprises an anvil configured to form the staple ...


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Charles J Scheib, Gary S Jaworek, Steven G Hall: Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2013: US08485413 (284 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can comprise a plurality of magnetic elements configured to articulate an end effector of the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument can comprise at least one electromagnet which can be selectively activated, or polarized, to generate a ma ...