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Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Surgical cutting instrument with improved closure system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, September 15, 2009: US07588176 (568 worldwide citation)

Closure systems for applying a closure motion to an anvil assembly of a surgical instrument. In various embodiments, the surgical instrument includes a cable drive knife assembly and the anvil assembly thereof is moved to a closed position when contacted by a closure tube assembly that has a pushing ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND END EFFECTORS THEREFOR. April 20, 2017: US20170105787-A1

An end effector includes a first jaw and a second jaw, the first jaw movable relative to the second jaw to transition the end effector between an open configuration and an approximated configuration to clamp tissue therebetween. The end effector may also include a camming assembly movable along a cu ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND END EFFECTORS THEREFOR. May 10, 2018: US20180125571-A1

An end effector includes a first jaw and a second jaw, the first jaw movable relative to the second jaw to transition the end effector between an open configuration and an approximated configuration to clamp tissue therebetween. The end effector may also include a camming assembly movable along a cu ...