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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Setser Michael E, Weisenburgh William B: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating keyed firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 24, 2004: EP1479346-A1 (492 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to dri ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Setser Michael E, Weisenburgh William B: Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 24, 2004: EP1479348-A1 (447 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Setser Michael E, Weisenburgh William B: Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 24, 2004: EP1479345-A1 (436 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Setzer Michael E, Weisenburgh William B: Surgical stapling instrument having a firing lockout for an unclosed anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 24, 2004: EP1479347-A1 (433 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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SHELTON IV FREDERICK E, POWELL DARREL M, MURRAY MICHAEL A, HESS CHRISTOPHER J, WEISENBURGH WILLIAM B II, MORGAN JEROME R, HALL STEVEN G: [fr] Cartouche dagrafes pour la formation dagrafes ayant différentes hauteurs dagrafes formées, [de] Klammermagazin zur Formung von Klammern mit unterschiedlich geformten Klammerhöhen, [en] Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, September 2, 2009: EP2095777-A2 (300 worldwide citation)

[en] A staple cartridge (300,600,600',800,900) 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 includ ...


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MORGAN JEROME R, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV, WEISENBURGH WILLIAM B II, MOORE KYLE P, RANSICK MARK H: [fr] Unités de chargement articulées pour instruments chirurgicaux de découpage et dagrafage, [de] Gelenkige Ladeeinheiten für chirurgische Klammer- und Schneidinstrumente, [en] Articulatable loading units for surgical stapling and cutting instruments. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090254-A1 (211 worldwide citation)

[en] An articulatable disposable loading unit for attachment to a stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may include a staple cartridge that is supported in a carrier that has an anvil coupled thereto. An elongated flexible articulation member may be coupled between the carrier a housing po ...


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MOORE KYLE P, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV, WEISENBURGH WILLIAM B II, MORGAN JEROME R, RANSICK MARK H, TIMPERMAN EUGENE L: [fr] Unité de charge jetable à moteur pour une utilisation dans un appareil de découpe et dagrafage chirurgical, [de] Motorgetriebene Einwegladeeinheit zur Verwendung mit einer chirurgischen Schneid- und Klammervorrichtung, [en] Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090240-A1 (204 worldwide citation)

[en] A self contained motor-powered disposable loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may contain a battery that is retained in a disconnected position when the disposable loading unit is not in use and is moved to a connected position when t ...


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VOEGELE JAMES W, WEISENBURGH WILLIAM B II, HESS CHRISTOPHER J, MURRAY MICHAEL A, GILL ROBERT P, POWELL DARREL M: [fr] Dispositifs pour couper et fixer des tissus, [de] Vorrichtungen zum Schneiden und Befestigen von Gewebe, [en] Devices for cutting and fastening tissue. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, November 3, 2010: EP2245993-A2 (173 worldwide citation)

[en] Methods and devices are provided for cutting and fastening tissue. In one embodiment, a surgical device can be used to at least partially transect a stomach by not cutting and/or not fastening a portion of tissue engaged in an end effector located at the device's distal end. A portion of the st ...


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Voegele James W, Gill Robert P, Hess Christopher J, Weisenburgh William B, Geis William P, Murray Michael A, Morgan Karen M: Surgical instrument system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Voegele James W, Gill Robert P, Hess Christopher J, Weisenburgh William B, Geis William P, Murray Michael A, Morgan Karen M, JOHNSON Philip S, October 19, 2006: WO/2006/110733 (122 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument system is provided for a hand-assisted, laparoscopic procedure. The system has a laparoscopic disc that is adaptable to hold multiple surgical instrument. Other elements in the surgical instrument system include a storage pouch for placement within the body cavity, a device for ...