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Grant Richard L, Zeiner Mark S, Hueil Geoff, Wales Kenneth, Garner Dean L: Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 2002: EP1256317-A2 (544 worldwide citation)

An assembly for releasably attaching a buttress material (60,61,100) onto a tissue clamping member (35) of a surgical stapling device (20) is disclosed. The assembly has a substantially rigid frame for connecting to a top surface of a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device (20) when th ...


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Grant Richard L, Zeiner Mark S, Hueil Geoff, Wales Kenneth, Garner Dean L: Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 7, 2007: EP1759640-A2 (469 worldwide citation)

An assembly for releasably attaching a buttress material onto a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device is disclosed. The assembly has a substantially rigid frame for connecting to a top surface of a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device when the assembly is disposed ther ...


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Schulze Dale R, Paraschac Joseph, Fox William D, Setser Michael E, Wales Kenneth S, Zeiner Mark S: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 26, 1996: EP0717959-A2 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for performing endoscopic surgical procedures. In one embodiment, the instrument includes a knife that remains unexposed until initiation of a cutting sequence, and returns to an unexposed position at the conclusion of the cutting sequence, minimizing the risk of injury to the ...


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Grant Richard L, Zeiner Mark S, Hueil Geoff, Wales Kenneth, Garner Dean L: Assembly for fixing buttless material with surgical tissue stapling instrument and surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 2003: JP2003-000603 (24 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an assembly for fixing buttless materials with a member for clamping tissue of a surgical stapling instrument in a freely detachable manner.SOLUTION: This assembly has a rigid flame (91) to be linked with a top surface (41) of the tissue clamping member placed on a s ...


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Miller Michael B, Zeiner Mark S, Transue James A: Absorbable anastomosic fastener means.. Ethicon, December 9, 1992: EP0517488-A1 (22 worldwide citation)

A mechanism which is capable of anastomosis of two lumens by an absorbable fastener. The fastener is made from two washer-like plates (20,30). One such plate (30) has holes (34) to receive latching prongs (24) protruding from the other plate (20). Fastening is done through a single linear motion tha ...


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DLUGOS JR DANIEL F, ORTIZ MARK S, MARCOTTE AMY L, PLESCIA DAVID N, HARRIS JASON L, ZEINER MARK S, STOKES MICHAEL J, CONLON SEAN P, YATES DAVID C: [fr] Alimentation de systèmes de restriction implantables utilisant le mouvement cinétique, [de] Antreibende implantierbare Restriktionssysteme unter Verwendung von Kinetik, [en] Powering implantable restriction systems using kinetic motion. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 12, 2009: EP2087862-A1 (14 worldwide citation)

[en] Various powering devices are provided for transferring and/or generating energy from numerous sources to a communicating member implanted in a patient. The energy transferred to or generated by the communicating member can be used to provide power to an implantable restriction system configured ...


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Brinkerhoff Ronald J, Nobis Rudolph H, Wolf Helmut, Bilotti Frederico, Fox William, Zeiner Mark S, Allen E David, Smith Richard, Reckelhoff Jerome, Churchill Philip, Grant Richard, Hildwein Roger, Hughett J David, Coles Clifton, Lawrence W Thompson: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument.. Ethicon, April 14, 1993: EP0536882-A2 (11 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument (50) for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly (60) mounted by a curved shaft (70) to an actuator handle assembly (80) and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting ...


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Zeiner Mark S, Ortiz Mark S: Suture tensioning device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 17, 2007: EP1844715-A2 (8 worldwide citation)

The present application generally provides devices and methods for tensioning a length of suture. In one embodiment, a suture tensioning device is provided having a shaft and a suture grasping member. A locking and engaging element can be removably coupled to a distal end of the shaft, and it can be ...


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HOLCOMB Matthew D, HARRIS Jason L, STOKES Michael J, ZEINER Mark S, O KEEFE Jonathan B, BOUDREAU Keith D, CERIER Jeffrey C: DISPOSITIF DE FIXATION DAGRAFES CHIRURGICALES, A SURGICAL STAPLER FASTENING DEVICE. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, HOLCOMB Matthew D, HARRIS Jason L, STOKES Michael J, ZEINER Mark S, O KEEFE Jonathan B, BOUDREAU Keith D, CERIER Jeffrey C, JOHNSON Philip S, August 2, 2012: WO/2012/103286 (8 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener applier having a handle and a fastener housing extending from the handle. The housing contains at least one anvil movable within the staple housing, the anvil has a proximal position and a distal position. When in the distal position a distal end of the anvil extends distal to th ...