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Nigel M Goble, Colin C O Goble: Laparoscopic surgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, Fish & Richardson, March 5, 1996: US05496317 (738 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical instrument which may be in the form of forceps or a cutter has, at the end of a hollow tube for introduction through the body cavity wall, a housing, a pair of pivotally mounted metallic jaws, a reciprocable control rod in the tube, and an actuator secured to the control rod. ...


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Henry Bolanos, Charles R Sherts, Thomas A Pelletier: Endoscopic stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, November 25, 1997: US05690269 (725 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and a jaw portion. The instrument is configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for applying a pu ...


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Erol D Riza: Laparoscopic surgical instrument. & Todd MacMillan Sobanski, January 2, 1996: US05480409 (647 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a handle adapted to releasably engage a shaft mounting a tool having relatively moveable parts. The handle is provided with an actuating structure which includes a trigger arm selectively moveable relative to the handle to cause concurrent movement of the relatively m ...


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Henry Bolanos, Charles R Sherts, Thomas A Pelletier: Endoscopic stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, July 30, 1996: US05540375 (578 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and a jaw portion. The instrument is configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for applying a pu ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Laparoscopic surgical instrument.. Gyrus Medical, November 9, 1994: EP0623316-A1 (575 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical instrument which may be in the form of forceps or a cutter has, at the end of a hollow tube (10) for introduction through the body cavity wall, a housing (14A, 14B), a pair of pivotally mounted metallic jaws (12A, 12B), a reciprocable control rod (18) in the tube (10), and an ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Laparoscopic surgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, December 30, 1998: EP0887046-A2 (544 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic electro-surgical instrument has a pair of jaws (112A, 112B), at least one of which is pivotably mounted on a housing (114A, 114B) to allow pivotal opening and closing movements with respect to the other jaw in response to reciprocating movement of an elongate control member (118). The ...


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Benedetto Iacovelli: Laparoscopic instruments. Wigman Cohen Leitner & Myers, September 27, 1994: US05350391 (520 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument generally comprises an elongated hollow shaft having at one end a pair of scissors and at the opposite end a pair of handles to control the scissors. The blades may be opened and closed when one handle is pivoted while the other handle ...


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David T Green, Ernest Aranyi, Ian J Tovey: Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure. United States Surgical Corporation, December 19, 1995: US05476479 (405 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument having an internally disposed ratchet mechanism located within a barrel portion of a handle assembly. The instrument includes a handle assembly having a pivoting handle and a stationary handle, a barrel portion to which an elongated body assembly is ...


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David A Nicholas: Surgical instrument locking mechanism. United States Surgical Corporation, May 24, 1994: US05314424 (392 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument having an internally disposed locking mechanism located within a barrel portion of a handle assembly. The instrument includes a handle assembly having a pivoting handle and a stationary handle, a barrel portion to which an elongated body assembly is ...


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Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Alan K Plyley: Laparoscopic surgical instrument with a mechanism for preventing its entry into the abdominal cavity once it is depleted and removed from the abdominal cavity. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, September 5, 1995: US05447265 (299 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic stapler with a blocking body is disclosed. The blocking body allows the stapler to be inserted into the abdominal cavity through a cannula and removed therefrom until the staples are fired. When the staples are fired, the blocking body allows the stapler to be removed from the abdomin ...