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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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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 29, 2012: US08186560 (290 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple having at least one projection formed thereon. In various embodiments, the projection is formed on a crown of the surgical staple. In one various embodiment, the projection surrounds, or is positioned adjacent to, at least one deformable member of the surgical staple. In one embodi ...


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Jerome R Morgan, Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II: Method of manufacturing staples. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, June 28, 2011: US07966799 (281 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing staples including the steps of placing a deformable member into a mold block and overmolding a crown onto the deformable member. In various embodiments, several deformable members may be produced from an elongate wire where the deformable members can be connected by portion ...


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Kyle P Moore, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Mark H Ransick, Eugene L Timperman: Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 12, 2012: US08196795 (280 worldwide citation)

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 the di ...


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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Frederick E Shelton IV, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman, Rudolph H Nobis: Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 17, 2012: US08220690 (272 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling system comprising a first staple, a second staple, and a bridge connecting the first staple and the second staple. In at least one embodiment, the first staple and the second staple are part of a strip of staples. For example, the first and second staples can be included in a str ...


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Christopher J Hess, Lawrence E Wells Jr, William B Weisenburgh II: Staple cartridge cavity configurations. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 26, 2013: US08590762 (271 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge including first and second staple cavities therein where the first cavity can define a first axis and the second cavity can define a second axis. In various embodiments, the first axis can be transverse to the second axis. In one embodiment, the first and second cavities can exten ...


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Kyle P Moore, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Mark H Ransick, Eugene L Timperman: Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 17, 2014: US08752749 (265 worldwide citation)

A self contained motor-powered disposable loading unit for use with a robotic system configured to generate control systems therefor. 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 connect ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Christopher J Hess, Jerome R Morgan, Michael Clem: Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2013: US08485412 (228 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling system including a driver and a staple where the driver is connected to the staple. In previous surgical stapling systems, the driver and the staple were not connected. A surgical stapling system in accordance with the present invention may have fewer components, less assembly an ...


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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, James W Voegele, Frederick E Shelton IV, Joshua Uth: Surgical stapling instruments and staples. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 13, 2014: US08720766 (223 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple including a crown and a deformable member extending from the crown, the deformable member having a notch configured to cause the deformable member to bend at the notch when the staple is deformed from a first shape into a second shape. The crown of the surgical staple, in various e ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Christopher J Hess, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical staple cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 6, 2013: US08499993 (221 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple cartridge can comprise a cartridge housing having a longitudinal axis, the cartridge having a knife channel disposed along the longitudinal axis dividing the cartridge into a first side and a second side, a first, a second and a third row of staple pockets located on the first side ...