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Olson Lee Ann, Stearns Ralph A, Emmons Clifford L: Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp. Tyco Healthcare Group, Olson Lee Ann, Stearns Ralph A, Emmons Clifford L, FARBER Mark, April 22, 2004: WO/2004/032763 (476 worldwide citation)


A tool assembly for a surgical stapling device includes a channel member for supporting a staple cartridge therein and an anvil to deform a plurality of staples ejected from the staple cartridge thereagainst. The tool assembly also includes a sled which is movable to force the staples from the cartr ...


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Racenet David C, Stearns Ralph A, Roy Philip C, Beardsley John W, Olson Lee Ann: Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation. Tyco Healthcare Group, Racenet David C, Stearns Ralph A, Roy Philip C, Beardsley John W, Olson Lee Ann, FARBER Mark, April 28, 2005: WO/2005/037329 (398 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapling device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic body portion and a tool assembly. The tool assembly is rotatably and pivotally supported on a distal end of the endoscopic body portion. A tool assembly rotation mechanism is provided which includes a rotation kn ...


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Racenet David C, Stearns Ralph A, Stellon Gene A: Introducer assembly with suspended seal. Tyco Healthcare Group, Racenet David C, Stearns Ralph A, Stellon Gene A, FARBER Mark, February 23, 2006: WO/2006/020267 (3 worldwide citation)


A surgical access apparatus includes an access member 200 dimensioned for insertion within tissue and having a longitudinal opening to permit introduction of a surgical object through the access member to perform a procedure on underlying tissue. A seal member 100 is mounted across the longitudinal ...


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Stearns Ralph A, Orban Joseph P Iii, Viola Frank J: Endoscopic retractor. Tyco Healthcare Group, Stearns Ralph A, Orban Joseph P Iii, Viola Frank J, PERRY Kimberly V, April 22, 2004: WO/2004/032757 (1 worldwide citation)


The present disclosure relates to endoscopic retractors (100) including a shaft having at least a first section (104b) having a first mechanical interface (124) and a second section (104c) having a second mechanical interface (126) for engaging the first mechanical interface, the first section and t ...


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Stellon Gene, Lehman Adam, Cabrera Ramiro, Stearns Ralph A: Right angle clip applier apparatus and method. Tyco Healthcare Group, Stellon Gene, Lehman Adam, Cabrera Ramiro, Stearns Ralph A, AUDET Paul R, January 23, 2003: WO/2003/005911


A right angle clip applier apparatus including distal clip applying mechanism and a proximal advancing mechanism positioned in a handle assembly. The clip applying mechanism includes a feed rod interfacing with a cartridge for the advancing and applying of clips on tissue portions. A plurality of cl ...


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Stellon Gene, Racenet David C, Stearns Ralph A, Lehman Adam: Molded trocar latch. Tyco Healthcare Group, Stellon Gene, Racenet David C, Stearns Ralph A, Lehman Adam, AUDET Paul R, February 14, 2002: WO/2002/011605


A molded trocar latch apparatus for locking a safety shield in position is described. The molded latch (100) includes a trocar housing (140) and a shield (10). The housing (140) has a first monolithically formed cap (180) and a monolithically formed base (160). A latch mechanism (100) including a sl ...



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