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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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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, September 2, 2008: US07419080 (492 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a surgical end effector, an end effector control handle, and a control shaft having a longitudinal axis and a handle portion connecting the control shaft to the control handle rotatably about the longitudinal axis. A passive articulation joint connects the end effector to t ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 11, 2011: US08034077 (338 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a surgical end effector, including providing a control shaft having a longitudinal axis with a distal end effector assembly at least partially actuated by a displacement of an actuating part along the longitudinal axis and providing the control shaft with a proximal handle con ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, August 21, 2012: US08245898 (289 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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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, November 12, 2013: US08579176 (197 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle having an articulation joint actuator, a surgical end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the control handle. The articulation joint actuator, when unactuated, holds the passive articulation joint and, thereby, the end ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, April 15, 2014: US08695865 (8 worldwide citation)

A medical device, comprising a pistol-shaped handle, a laparoscopic shaft extending from the handle having a distal end and defining a shaft axis, a surgical end effector connected to the distal end of the shaft, a surgical procedure actuator operable to carry out a surgical procedure on tissue at t ...


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Barry C Worrell, Jason R Lesko: Surgical instrument with contained dual helix actuator assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, January 17, 2017: US09545253 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises an end effector, an elongate shaft, and a handle assembly. The shaft includes an articulation section that is operable to deflect the end effector away from the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The handle assembly includes a rotary member positioned within an intermediate secti ...


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Anthony J Fernandez, Bryan D Knodel: Surgical stapling and cutting apparatus—deployment mechanisms, systems and methods. Dextera Surgical, Vista IP Law Group, June 27, 2017: US09687233 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is configured for use in open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures. The device includes a handle assembly, a shaft assembly coupled to the handle assembly, and an end-effector coupled to the shaft assembly. The end-effector comprises of a jaw assembly configured to clam ...


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Rebecca J Gettinger, Robert J Simms, Frederick E Shelton IV: Pivotable articulation joint unlocking feature for surgical stapler. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, July 4, 2017: US09693774 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an articulation joint. The end effector is operable to manipulate (e.g., staple) tissue. The articulation joint couples the end effector with the shaft assembly and permits the end effector to deflect away from the longitudinal ax ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gregory W Johnson: Circular stapler with selectable motorized and manual control, including a control ring. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, January 3, 2017: US09532783 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for stapling tissue comprises a stapling head assembly, a rotary drive shaft, and a mode selector. The stapling head assembly comprises a closure assembly and a firing assembly. The closure assembly is operable to clamp tissue against an anvil. The firing assembly is operable to drive a ...