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Bryan D Knodel, Richard P Nuchols, Warren P Williamson IV: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 14, 1995: US05465895 (822 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 28, 1997: US05597107 (817 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, December 14, 2004: US06830174 (692 worldwide citation)


A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The end effector may be directly manually operated by w ...


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Kevin F Hahnen, Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, June 29, 2004: US06755338 (629 worldwide citation)


A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The shaft may be capable of an angled configuration whe ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Richard P Nuchols, Warren P Williamson IV: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard E Shay, October 8, 1996: US05562241 (627 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, January 30, 1996: US05487500 (626 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Dale R Schulze, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Milnamow & Katz, September 10, 1996: US05553765 (601 worldwide citation)


A surgical instrument, illustrated as an endoscopic surgical stapler, includes first and second operating linkages respectively operatively connected with first and second operating levers pivotally mounted on a frame of the instrument. An improved mounting arrangement is provided for the operating ...


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Tim Knodel, Bryan D Knodel, Anil Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 14, 1998: US05779132 (557 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapler having an end effector with a reduced stacking height for its components to decrease the diameter of a trocar cannula or other access device during minimally invasive surgery is disclosed. The end effector includes an elongated channel containing a staple cartridge and an anvil mo ...


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Thomas Huitema, Richard P Nuchols, Bryan D Knodel: Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, October 20, 1998: US05823066 (531 worldwide citation)


An articulating surgical instrument with an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating the end effector of the instrument includes a body with a housing mounted on the instrument, oscillating and rotating members, and an actuator rotatably mounted on the housing and secured to the ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Jesse Kuhns: Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 10, 2004: US06773438 (497 worldwide citation)


In accordance with the present invention there is provided a surgical fastening instrument. The instrument includes a handle and a shaft extending from the handle. The shaft contains a plurality of surgical fasteners therein. The instrument also has a mechanism for first distally deploying a penetra ...



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