09867618 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 5011 patents.

A surgical stapling system for treating the tissue of a patient is provided. Various embodiments of the surgical stapling system include a handle including a rotary motion generator, a shaft extending from the handle, and a disposable loading unit attachable to the shaft. The disposable loading unit includes a cartridge body including a distal end, staples removably stored in the cartridge body, and a firing system, wherein the firing system includes a cutting portion configured to cut the tissue. The surgical stapling system includes an actuation system configured to regulate a firing force applied to the firing system by the rotary motion generator.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus including firing force regulation
Application Number
14/752127
Publication Number
9867618 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2015
Publication Date
January 16, 2018
Inventor
Gregory B Blair
McCordsville
IN, US
Dean B Bruewer
Fairfield
OH, US
Patrick A Weizman
Liberty Township
OH, US
Douglas B Hoffman
Harrison
OH, US
Mark S Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
Geoffrey C Hueil
Cincinnati
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Andrew M Zwolinski
Cincinnati
OH, US
Galen C Robertson
Apex
NC, US
Jeffrey D Messerly
Cincinnati
OH, US
Randall J Tanguay
Lebanon
OH, US
Steven G Hall
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon
PR, US
IPC
A61B 90/00
A61B 50/00
A61B 90/70
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/072
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