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Jack E Smith, James J Bedi, Thomas J Sierocuk, Thomas H Graves Jr: Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, March 4, 1997: US05607095 (567 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided which is insertable through an endoscopic tube to enable a surgeon to perform a surgical technique inside a body cavity. The surgical instrument includes a shaft with a pivotally mounted tip attached thereto, the shaft extending from a handle for gripping the instru ...


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Thomas H Graves Jr, John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Peter Lau, Trevor Speeg: Disposable cartridge with drivers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 6, 1999: US05919198 (543 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument cartridge and method for manufacturing thereof includes providing a cartridge comprising a housing including a surface member and a pair of sidewalls spaced a distance apart from each and connected to the surface member. At least one of the sidewalls has a plurality o ...


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Jack E Smith, James J Bedi, Thomas J Sierocuk, Thomas H Graves Jr: Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, July 11, 1995: US05431323 (230 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided which is insertable through an endoscopic tube to enable a surgeon to perform a surgical technique inside a body cavity. The surgical instrument includes a shaft with a pivotally mounted tip attached thereto, the shaft extending from a handle for gripping the instru ...