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Keith L Milliman, Russell Heinrich: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 30, 2007: US07168604 (598 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapling device is disclosed for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. The surgical stapling device includes a handle portion, an elongated body portion and a head portion including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The head portion includes an anvil assembly including a tiltable a ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 5, 2007: US07225964 (584 worldwide citation)


A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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David C Racenet, Timothy N Wells: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 16, 2004: US06817508 (563 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapling device for applying an array of surgical staples to tissue is provided. The stapling device includes an approximation mechanism for moving a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly between spaced and approximated positions and a firing mechanism for ejecting the array of staples ...


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Russell Heinrich, Frank J Viola: Electrosurgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 24, 2007: US07207471 (546 worldwide citation)


An electrosurgical stapling apparatus is provided which uses thermogenic energy as well as surgical fasteners or staples for strengthening tissue, providing hemostasis, tissue joining or welding. The thermogenic energy also strengthens tissue in proximity to a staple line and knife cut line and prov ...


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Bruce K Jankowski: Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 4, 2006: US07070083 (535 worldwide citation)


Surgical stapling apparatus are disclosed including an anvil having a working surface with a shaped topography; and a staple cartridge, in juxtaposition with the anvil. The staple cartridge includes a working surface with shaped topography which is complementary to the shaped topography of the worki ...


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Bettuchi Michael, Fowler David N, Viola Frank J, Criscuolo Christopher J, Tarinelli Danyel J, Capella Robert, Sniffin Kevin, Hadba Ahmad Robert: Annular adhesive structure. Tyco Healthcare Group, Bettuchi Michael, Fowler David N, Viola Frank J, Criscuolo Christopher J, Tarinelli Danyel J, Capella Robert, Sniffin Kevin, Hadba Ahmad Robert, FARBER Mark, April 27, 2006: WO/2006/044490 (533 worldwide citation)


An apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes a circular surgical stapler having an anvil assembly with an anvil shaft and an anvil, the circular surgical stapler further having a tubular body portion with an annular knife ...


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Karl H Ehrenfels, David Ivanko, Randolph F Lehn, Roberto Pedros, Csaba L Rethy, Frank J Viola: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 28, 2006: US07140527 (528 worldwide citation)


An improved surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a cartridge half-section and an anvil half-section with the cartridge and anvil half-sections being relatively movable from an unclamped position to a fully clamped position. The apparatus includes a replaceable staple cartridge assembly havi ...


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Frank J Viola: Wound closure material applicator and stapler. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 3, 2007: US07238195 (526 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple anvil and a staple cartridge having a working surface, one or more rows of individual staple slots formed in the working surface, a knife track formed along a length of the working surface, and a plurality of surgical staples individually disposed with ...


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Richard D Gresham, Scott E Manzo, Ernest Aranyi, Robert J Geiste, Bruce K Jankowski, Keith Milliman: Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 20, 2005: US06945444 (522 worldwide citation)


This application is directed to a surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses. The stapling device includes a retractable trocar which is slidably supported by an anvil retainer and movable from a retracted position located within the anvil retainer to an advanced position extending ...


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Stanislaw Marczyk: Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 29, 2006: US07097089 (516 worldwide citation)


The present disclosure provides for a loading unit for use with and/or supportable on a distal end of a surgical stapling apparatus. The loading unit includes a housing portion including a distal end and a proximal end, a drive assembly slidably supported within the housing portion of the loading un ...



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