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Thomas Huitema: Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, February 3, 1998: US05713505 (679 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument which has an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating an end effector of the instrument is disclosed. The articulation transmission assembly includes a detent housing mounted on the instrument with a plurality of detent teeth. A compressible de ...


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Thomas Huitema, Richard P Nuchols, Bryan D Knodel: Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, October 20, 1998: US05823066 (580 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument with an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating the end effector of the instrument includes a body with a housing mounted on the instrument, oscillating and rotating members, and an actuator rotatably mounted on the housing and secured to the ...


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Dario Vitali, Nicholas Molitor, Thomas Huitema, Robert Koch Jr, Brian Bertke, Kevin Larson, Richard Fuchs, Mark Davidson: Surgical clip applier methods. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 20, 2007: US07297149 (352 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Thomas Huitema, Brian Bertke, Dario Vitali, Robert Koch Jr, Nicholas Molitor: Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 8, 2010: US07731724 (220 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Thomas Huitema, Mark Davison, Robert Koch Jr: Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, October 18, 2011: US08038686 (216 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and a shaft extending therefrom with oppo ...


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Nicholas Molitor, Dario Vitali, Robert Koch Jr, Thomas Huitema, Kevin Larson, Richard Fuchs: Surgical clip advancement mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 28, 2007: US07261724 (87 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Thomas Huitema, Brian Bertke, Robert Koch Jr, Dario Vitali, Nicholas Molitor: Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, October 30, 2007: US07288098 (85 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Thomas Huitema, Robert Koch Jr: Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, March 30, 2010: US07686820 (52 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom ...


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Thomas Huitema: Clip applier with migrational resistance features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, June 22, 2010: US07740641 (49 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and a shaft extending therefrom with oppo ...


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Thomas Huitema, Robert Koch Jr, Richard Fuchs, Nicholas Molitor: Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 3, 2013: US08523882 (41 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and a shaft extending therefrom with oppo ...