US Patent No: 7,648,055

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Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation

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The surgical stapling apparatus includes a handle assembly, an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly, and an articulation mechanism for articulating a tool assembly. The articulation mechanism includes a first gear rotatably mounted on a transmission shaft and configured to engage a second gear, a clutch interconnecting the second gear and a main shaft; and a yoke shaft coupled to the main shaft and adapted to linearly advance a J-channel, the J-channel operatively connected to an articulation link. A motor assembly may rotate the transmission shaft of the articulation mechanism. Alternatively, the articulation mechanism may include an articulation knob. Users may manually rotate the articulation knob to articulate the tool assembly of the surgical stapling apparatus.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3067

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Marczyk, Stanislaw Stratford, CT 172 3042

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COVIDIEN LP (25)
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 6 2008
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 1 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 3 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 0 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 43 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 1 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 0 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 0 2010
8,517,242 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 0 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 2 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 2 2011
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 2 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 1 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 0 2013

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