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David T Green, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Richard C McClure, Robert C Savage, Keith L Milliman, Mitchell J Palmer, Lisa W Heaton, Graham W Bryan: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, May 17, 1994: US05312023 (949 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes a frame portion, an elongated portion extending from the frame portion, and an articulating fastener applying assembly associated with a dis ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. Dilworth & Barrese, June 5, 2001: US06241139 (945 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, February 2, 1999: US05865361 (936 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical, March 7, 2000: US06032849 (922 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Richard P Nuchols, Warren P Williamson IV: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 14, 1995: US05465895 (894 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 28, 1997: US05597107 (885 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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Dale R Schulze, Joseph Paraschac, William D Fox, Michael E Setser, Kenneth S Wales, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, May 27, 1997: US05632432 (876 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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Dale R Schulze, Joseph Paraschac, William D Fox, Michael E Setser, Kenneth S Wales, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, October 7, 1997: US05673841 (869 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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Dale R Schulze, Joseph Paraschac, William D Fox, Michael E Setser, Kenneth S Wales, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, October 7, 1997: US05673840 (828 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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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P, Powell Darrel M: Improved electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1998: EP0878169-A1 (801 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing sur ...