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Thomas W Huitema, Anil K Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Articulation assembly for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, January 6, 1998: US05704534 (930 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument which has an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating an end effector of the instrument is disclosed. Ratcheting rotation of a compressible deck within a detent housing of the assembly from a first locked position to a second locked position ca ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Thomas W Huitema, James H Chambers: Surgical stapler and staple cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, February 16, 1999: US05871135 (682 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprising at least one cam having a cam surface, an arrangement for actuating the cam for a longitudinal firing movement of the cam surface, a cartridge having a plurality of staple drive members driven by the longitudinal movement of the cam surface, and a plurality of surgical ...


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Williamson IV Warren P, Thomas W Huitema, James H Chambers: Surgical stapler and staple cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, May 16, 1995: US05415334 (564 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprising at least one cam having a cam surface, an arrangement for actuating the cam for a longitudinal firing movement of the cam surface, a cartridge having a plurality of staple drive members driven by the longitudinal movement of the cam surface, and a plurality of surgical ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Thomas W Huitema, James H Chambers: Surgical stapler and staple cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Milnamow & Katz, May 20, 1997: US05630541 (414 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprising at least one cam having a cam surface, an arrangement for actuating the cam for a longitudinal firing movement of the cam surface, a cartridge having a plurality of staple drive members driven by the longitudinal movement of the cam surface, and a plurality of surgical ...


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Charles K Braddock, Thomas W Huitema, David Stefanchik, Kenneth S Wales: Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, April 25, 1995: US05409498 (400 worldwide citation)

A new and improved endoscopic surgical instrument. The business head of the instrument is rotatable about its longitudinal axis and is also articulatable in and out of longitudinal alignment with the longitudinal axis of the instrument.


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Thomas W Huitema, Glen A Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L Korvick, Richard W Timm, Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Mark H Ransick: Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 28, 2010: US07857185 (388 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 and an anvil assembly that is movable coupled to the carrier. The various embodiments may further have an axial drive assembly that is c ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Thomas J Sierocuk, Eric J Butterfield, Joseph C Hueil, Kirk M Nicola, Robert L Koch Jr: Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, September 26, 1995: US05452836 (354 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapling instrument is provided for applying surgical staples to human tissue. The instrument has an articulated stapling head assembly mounted by a rotatable and flexible support shaft on an actuator handle assembly with an improved actuator mechanism for closing and firing the ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Warren P Williamson, Matthew Otten, Kenneth S Wales, Mark Fogelberg, James H Chambers: Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, October 8, 1996: US05562701 (349 worldwide citation)

A jaw assembly is provided with a pair of jaws which are closed with a flexible, tension member that is pulled by the operator of the instrument. In a preferred embodiment, one of the jaws is pivotally mounted in a slot to the other jaw. A cord, having a loop configuration, is attached to the pivoti ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Warren P Williamson, Matthew Otten, Kenneth S Wales, Mark Fogelberg, James H Chambers: Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, October 8, 1996: US05562702 (342 worldwide citation)

A jaw assembly is provided with a pair of jaws which are closed with a flexible, tension member that is pulled by the operator of the instrument. In a preferred embodiment, one of the jaws is pivotally mounted in a slot to the other jaw. A cord, having a loop configuration, is attached to the pivoti ...