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HALL STEVEN G, TANGUAY RANDALL J, MESSERLY JEFFREY D, ROBERTSON GALEN C, ZWOLINSKI ANDREW M, SWAYZE JEFFREY S, HUITEMA THOMAS W, ARMSTRONG GLEN A, PARIHAR SHAILENDRA K, KORVICK DONNA L, TIMM RICHARD W, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV, SMITH RICHARD C, SIEBENALER DOUGLAS J: [fr] Matériau de renfort pour instrument chirurgical, [de] Versteifungsmaterial für ein chirurgisches Instrument, [en] Buttress material for a surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090237-A1 (287 worldwide citation)

[en] A piece of buttress material and an end-effector of a surgical instrument including features which can aid a surgeon in properly and quickly attaching the piece of buttress material to the end-effector. In various embodiments, a piece of buttress material can include retention features which ca ...


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HALL STEVEN G, TANGUAY RANDALL J, MESSERLY JEFFREY D, ROBERTSON GALEN C, ZWOLINSKI ANDREW M, HUEIL GEOFFREY C, ORTIZ MARK S, HOFFMAN DOUGLAS B, WEIZMAN PATRICK A, BRUEWER DEAN B, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV, BLAIR GREGORY B: [fr] Unités de chargement jetables pour un instrument chirurgical de découpage et dagrafage, [de] Einwegladeeinheiten für ein chirurgisches Schneid- und Klammerinstrument, [en] Disposable loading units for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090253-A2 (258 worldwide citation)

[en] In various embodiments, a disposable loading unit (16) for a surgical stapling instrument (10) can include an anvil (20), a staple cartridge (220), a staple cartridge channel (218) for operably supporting the staple cartridge (220), and a connector (1017) for removably attaching the disposable ...


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Ghabrial Ragae M, Vakharia Omar J, Long Gary L, Bally Kurt R, Zwolinski Andrew M: Bipolar forceps having a cutting element. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Ghabrial Ragae M, Vakharia Omar J, Long Gary L, Bally Kurt R, Zwolinski Andrew M, JOHNSON Philip S, May 28, 2009: WO/2009/067649 (178 worldwide citation)

In various surgical techniques, a bipolar forceps can be used to seal a vessel in two locations such that the vessel can be incised at a location positioned intermediate the two seal locations. The bipolar forceps can include a cutting element which can be configured to incise the vessel. In various ...


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HALL STEVEN G, TANGUAY RANDALL J, MESSERLY JEFFREY D, ROBERTSON GALEN D, ZWOLINSKI ANDREW M, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV: [fr] Unité de chargement jetable doté dun indicateur de décharge, [de] Einwegladeeinheit mit Auslöseanzeige, [en] Disposable loading unit with firing indicator. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090239-A1 (151 worldwide citation)

[en] A disposable loading unit (16) for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit (16) may have a carrier (216) that supports a staple cartridge (220) therein, an anvil assembly (20) that is movably coupled to the carrier (216), and an axial drive assembly (21 ...


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Long Gary L, Vakharia Omar J, Plescia David N, Bally Kurt R, Zwolinski Andrew M, Bakos Gregory J, Holcomb Matthew D: Electrical albation surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Long Gary L, Vakharia Omar J, Plescia David N, Bally Kurt R, Zwolinski Andrew M, Bakos Gregory J, Holcomb Matthew D, JOHNSON Philip S, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/032623 (72 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an ablation device. The ablation device includes an elongated flexible member having a proximal end and a distal end. The flexible member includes first and second lumens. A first needle electrode is configured to slideably move within the first lumen. A second needle ...


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Coe Jonathan A, Moore Kyle P, Zwolinski Andrew M, Adams Thomas E, Simms Robert Jason, Stegeman Joann M, Widenhouse Christopher W, Ezolino Juan S, Overymyer Mark D: Fluid logic for regulating restriction devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 1, 2009: EP2074971-A1 (28 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for regulating a restriction system. In one exemplary embodiment, a restriction system (10) is provided having a restriction device (20) configured to receive fluid and to form a restriction in a pathway corresponding to an amount of fluid contained therein, at least ...


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Coe Jonathan A, Ortiz Mark S, Moore Kyle P, Overmyer Mark D, Adams Thomas E, Zwolinski Andrew M: Constant force mechanisms for regulating restriction devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 1, 2009: EP2074970-A1 (27 worldwide citation)

Devices are provided for regulating a restriction system. In one exemplary embodiment, a restriction system (10) is provided having a restriction device (20) coupled to a port (70) with a fluid disposed therein, such that the restriction device is adapted to form a restriction in a pathway correspon ...