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Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott, Richard F Schwemberger, Frederick E Shelton IV, Chad P Boudreaux, Brelt E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system. Ethicon Endo Sugery, December 17, 2013: US08608045 (295 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments of the present invention can include a motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a drive shaft, a motor selectively engageable with the drive shaft, and a manual return mechanism configured to operably disengage the motor from the drive sha ...


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David C Yates, Thomas W Huitema: Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device. Ethicon Endo Sugery, June 11, 2013: US08459525 (240 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector and a shaft connected to the end effector. The shaft comprises a drive train for powering the end effector. The instrument also comprises an electric, DC motor connected to the drive train for powering the drive tr ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gregory B Blair, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Sugery, November 19, 2013: US08584919 (214 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having an end effector capable of performing a surgical procedure. The surgical stapling apparatus may include a driving pawl that interfaces with a manually actuatable handle. The driving pawl may have a pawl body with a driving tooth thereon that is configured to inte ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part. Ethicon Endo Sugery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, January 14, 2014: US08627995 (15 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a receiving portion for removably receiving therein an interchangeable part. The receiving portion has a communication connection. A handle connected to the end effector actuates the end effector. The handle has a controller electrically ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Daniel F Dlugos Jr, David N Plescia, David C Yates, Jason L Harris, Mark S Zeiner: Automatically adjusting band system. Ethicon Endo Sugery, November 26, 2013: US08591532 (1 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for forming a restriction in a patient are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a restriction system is provided including an implantable restriction device, an implantable port in fluid communication with the implantable restriction device, and an implantable pump in fluid co ...


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ORTIZ Mark S, HESS Christopher J, HARRIS Jason L, VOEGELE James W, WEISENBURGH William B, ZEINER Mark S, OVERMYER Mark D: DISPOSITIFS DE CAPTURE DE PILULE, PILL CATCHERS. ETHICON ENDO SUGERY, ORTIZ Mark S, HESS Christopher J, HARRIS Jason L, VOEGELE James W, WEISENBURGH William B, ZEINER Mark S, OVERMYER Mark D, JOHNSON Philip S, June 28, 2012: WO/2012/087664 (1 worldwide citation)

Devices and related methods are provided for the controlled delivery of a therapeutic to a targeted location within a body. More particularly, methods and devices are provided for controlling the rate of passage of an orally administered pill through a body, as well as for controlling the delivery o ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas O Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Method for operating an electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression. Ethicon Endo Sugery, Maybeck & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, September 9, 2014: US08827138

A method of configuring a surgical instrument having a surgical tissue-compressing device including opposing compression surfaces with a tissue-compression-measuring mechanism, the method comprising providing a switching element having first and second switching states changed solely by mechanical m ...


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James W Voegele: Displaying images interior and exterior to a body lumen of a patient. Ethicon Endo Sugery, Thompson Hine, September 25, 2008: US20080234544-A1

A medical system includes a display monitor, a catheter, non-light-obtained image data of a patient, and a computer. The catheter has a distal end insertable into a body lumen of the patient. The catheter is adapted to provide light-obtained image data. The computer is adapted to create a first imag ...


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Rl Grant, Ms Chaina, G Huer: Device for connecting support material to operating fixer. Ethicon Endo Sugery, zhang shegao, December 11, 2002: CN02118987

An assembly for releasably attaching a buttress material onto a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device is disclosed. The assembly has a substantially rigid frame for connecting to a top surface of a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device when the assembly is disposed ther ...