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Ersek Robert A: Method for fixing prosthetic implants in a living body. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, April 25, 1972: US3657744 (1166 worldwide citation)

A device and method for facilitating the rapid positive fixation of implanted prosthetic members in a living body. The device comprises a tubular sleeve of deformable material to which the prosthetic member is secured and which is capable of being expanded radially into intimate engagement with surr ...


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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner, Livyn O Okorocha: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, February 11, 1997: US05601224 (921 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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David T Green: Surgical instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, February 7, 1984: US04429695 (897 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument has upper and lower elongate jaws for receiving a staple cartridge and an anvil respectively. A pusher bar and knife assembly including a pair of pusher bars and a central knife carrier moves longitudinally relative to the jaws to eject staples sequentially from the ma ...


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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, October 15, 1996: US05564615 (857 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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John M Barker, Alan K Plyley: Flexible surgical stapler assembly. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Robert E Hartenberger, Richard Meyers, Roger A Williams, June 9, 1987: US04671445 (736 worldwide citation)

A flexible surgical stapler assembly includes a staple firing head assembly and a handle actuator assembly connected to the staple firing head assembly through a flexible spine. The staple firing head assembly includes an anvil assembly defining an anvil surface which provides an array of staple for ...


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Fontayne Diego: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners.. United States Surgical, April 27, 1994: EP0593920-A1 (706 worldwide citation)

Surgical apparatus (10) is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus (10) includes an endoscopic body having an elongated proximal portion (12) and an articulating distal portion (14) which moves relative to the proximal portion (12). A cartridge assemb ...


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Livyn O Okorocha, Sean P Conlon: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, June 3, 1997: US05634584 (700 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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Sean P Conlon, Saleem U Oureshi, John A Hibner, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Milnamow & Katz, December 31, 1996: US05588581 (700 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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David T Green: Surgical instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Robert R Jackson, Richard A Inz, June 4, 1985: US04520817 (682 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument is disclosed, having upper and lower elongate jaws, one of which is adapted to receive a staple magazine, the other jaw being adapted to receive an anvil or to serve as one itself. A pusher bar and knife assembly including a pair of pusher bars and a central knife carr ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl: Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, September 2, 1986: US04608981 (642 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates a staple height adjusting mechanism which enables the gap between its jaw members to be adjusted to select different staple heights to be produced when the staples ...