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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, Thomas R Bremer, August 20, 1991: US05040715 (1005 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Brian J Hemmelgarn: Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surger, February 21, 2006: US07000818 (853 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar affirmatively maintains a desired spacing while severing and stapling tissue by longitudinally engaging the anvil and elongate channel. Separate ...


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Todd Olson, Dan Meiser, Gary Steed, Eric Huffman, Matthew Otten, Ronald VanOverloop, Darrel Powell, Thomas Knodell, Edward Rhad, Ralph Chen, Robert Cook: Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, May 3, 1994: US05307976 (827 worldwide citation)

A stapler mechanism is described which contains a stapling assembly, and anvil assembly, firing means and knife means. These means are activated by a firing trigger. The anvil assembly is closed upon the stapling assembly by means of a closure trigger. The firing trigger is inoperable until the clos ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, July 29, 2008: US07404508 (822 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle, an end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the handle. The handle has a stapling actuator, an articulation joint actuator different from the stapling actuator, and a body through which the stapling and articulation joi ...


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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 (808 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 ...


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Lars R Chrisman, Scott H Heneveld, Stephen F Peters: Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, June 9, 1998: US05762255 (778 worldwide citation)

This invention provides surgical instruments having improved lockout mechanisms. The surgical instruments are of the type which have an operating mechanism for repeatedly performing a surgical procedure and a control mechanism for manipulating the instrument between a neutral position and a ready po ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, June 7, 1994: US05318221 (771 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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Wanda L McKean, Matthew Hain, Ilya S Koyfman: Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric. United States Surgical Corporation, August 6, 1996: US05542594 (765 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having biocompatible surgical fabric releasably attached thereto for application of the fabric and staples to body tisuse is disclosed. The fabric is releasably held to surfaces of the stapling apparatus through pins, clips or similar securing structures. The biocompati ...


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Brendan J Carroll, Stewart H Gleischman: Surgical stapler instrument and method for vascular hemostasis. Frederick Gotha, March 14, 1995: US05397324 (762 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler instrument and method for enhancing blood vessel hemostasis is set forth where the improvement consists of the use of flexible body-absorbable or non-absorbable pads carried by the stapler cartridge and interposed between the stapler cartridge and the anvil. The flexible ...


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Viola Frank J, Alesi Daniel E, Mastri Dominick L, Young Wayne P, Granger Richard N, Toso Kenneth E: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical, April 10, 1996: EP0705571-A1 (741 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical apparatus (10) for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue is disclosed which includes a handle assembly (12), a gear motor assembly (24) disposed within the handle assembly, a power source (45) disposed within the handle assembly for energizing the motor assembl ...