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Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 4, 2011: US07861906 (492 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus for use with a disposable loading unit. Various embodiments include an elongated body assembly that comprises a distal body segment and a proximal body segment that are operably coupled together by an intermediate articulation joint such that the proximal body segment a ...


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Christopher J Frederick, Richard F Schwemberger, William D Kelly, Joseph F Paraschac, John P Measamer: Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, January 25, 2000: US06017356 (444 worldwide citation)

A method for establishing a surgical port for endoscopic or arthroscopic surgery is disclosed. A trocar is initially provided, and the obturator of the trocar includes a flat cutting blade, a shield that moves proximally and distally from a precock position to an extended position, a precock lever t ...


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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 (410 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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Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819297 (391 worldwide citation)

A reusable surgical stapling apparatus that is configured for use with disposable loading units. Various embodiments include a first handle segment and a second handle segment that is detachably coupled to the first handle segment to form a handle housing. A firing assembly may be removably supporte ...


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Bret W Smith, Kevin R Doll, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Kyle P Moore, Mark H Ransick, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski: Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 14, 2011: US07959051 (379 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including an actuator configured to be retracted relative to the distal end of the disposable loading unit and rotate an anvil between an open position and a closed position. The actuator can include a cam, where the cam can include an arcuate profile having an apex co ...


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Mark A Davison, William D Kelly, Rudolph H Nobis, Jerome E Reckelhoff: Endoscopic ligation and division instrument. Ethicon, Emil R Skula, September 5, 1995: US05447513 (317 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical apparatus capable of ligation and division. The apparatus has a frame and a tubular shaft attached to said frame. Also attached to the frame is a handle. The apparatus has ligating means and cutting means. Actuation means are mounted to the apparatus for actuating both the lig ...


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Michael L Kruszynski, Michael R Ludzack, William D Kelly, Howard N Flaxman: Swing gate for device lockout in a curved cutter stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh Flaxman, January 5, 2010: US07641092 (283 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapler adapted for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue includes an anvil structure and a cartridge housing containing a plurality of surgical fasteners. The cartridge housing and anvil structure are relatively movable between a first spaced apart position and ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Thomas W Huitema, Glen A Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L Korvick, Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Eugene L Timperman: Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 24, 2014: US08758391 (216 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool system. Various embodiments of the surgical tool system may comprise surgical instrument that has a handle assembly that operably supports a drive system therein for generating drive motions upon actuation of a movable handle portion operably coupled to the handle assembly. An elonga ...


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Richard F Schwemberger, William D Kelly, Joseph F Paraschac, John P Measamer: Trocar for penetration and skin incision. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, May 18, 1999: US05904699 (73 worldwide citation)

A trocar which has an obturator assembly for establishment of a surgical port for endoscopic or arthroscopic surgery is disclosed. The obturator includes a flat cutting blade, a shield that moves proximally and distally, a precock lever to move the shield proximally to expose the flat cutting blade, ...