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DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL DOTÉ DUN ÉLÉMENT À MÂCHOIRES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH JAW MEMBER. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044606 (178 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise and end effector first and second tissue engaging surfaces that are slanted with respect to a transection plane. The ...


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YATES David C, SHELTON Frederick E IV, GIORDANO James R: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL DE DÉCOUPE ET DE FIXATION MOTORISÉ COMMANDÉ PAR ROBOT, ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, YATES David C, SHELTON Frederick E IV, GIORDANO James R, JOHNSON Philip S, December 6, 2012: WO/2012/166510 (10 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector that has a shaft coupled thereto that is coupled to a robotic system. A tool mounting portion includes an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train in the shaft for powering the drive train. A power pack that c ...


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MESSERLY Jeffrey D, WIENER Eitan T, NOYES Brian T, ALDRIDGE Jeffrey L, GIORDANO James R, BEETEL Robert J III, ABBOTT Daniel J, STULEN Foster B, MILLER Matthew C, PRICE Nathan J, PRICE Daniel W: DISPOSITIFS ET TECHNIQUES DE COUPE ET DE COAGULATION DE TISSUS, DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES FOR CUTTING AND COAGULATING TISSUE. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, MESSERLY Jeffrey D, WIENER Eitan T, NOYES Brian T, ALDRIDGE Jeffrey L, GIORDANO James R, BEETEL Robert J III, ABBOTT Daniel J, STULEN Foster B, MILLER Matthew C, PRICE Nathan J, PRICE Daniel W, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044600 (2 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditio ...


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GIORDANO James R, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, SHELTON Frederick E: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL COMPRENANT UNE COMMUNICATION SANS FIL ENTRE UNE UNITÉ DE COMMANDE DUN SYSTÈME ROBOTIQUE ET UN CAPTEUR À DISTANCE, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A CONTROL UNIT OF A ROBOTIC SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSOR. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, GIORDANO James R, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, SHELTON Frederick E, JOHNSON Philip S, December 6, 2012: WO/2012/166476 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an ...


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SHELTON Frederick E, GIORDANO James R, SWAYZE Jeffrey S: ACCÈS À DONNÉES STOCKÉES DANS MÉMOIRE DINSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL, ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, SHELTON Frederick E, GIORDANO James R, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, JOHNSON Philip S, September 7, 2012: WO/2012/118838

A process and system are disclosed for downloading sensor data, stored in a memory device of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument (10), to an external or remote computer device (2420). The process may involve storing data from one or more sensors of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument ...


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SHELTON Frederick E, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, GIORDANO James R: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL À COMMUNICATION SANS FIL ENTRE UNITÉ DE COMMANDE ET CAPTEUR DISTANT, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, SHELTON Frederick E, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, GIORDANO James R, JOHNSON Philip S, September 7, 2012: WO/2012/118844

A surgical instrument (10) including an end effector (12) having at least one sensor (368). The instrument includes a distal stapling unit for performing at least one surgical task operatively connected to a remotely controllable user interface. The instrument further includes an electrically conduc ...


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WIDENHOUSE Tamara, SHELTON Frederick E, FALLER Craig N, GIORDANO James R, MILLER Matthew C: Instrument électrochirurgical utilisant un système de gestion thermique, Electrosurgical instrument employing a thermal management system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, WIDENHOUSE Tamara, SHELTON Frederick E, FALLER Craig N, GIORDANO James R, MILLER Matthew C, JOHNSON Philip S, December 15, 2011: WO/2011/156546

An electrosurgical surgical instrument can comprise a handle and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise first and second jaws which can be opened and closed in order to capture tissue therebetween. In various embodiments, the first and second jaws can comprise one or more electrodes ...


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Ortiz Mark S, Albrecht Thomas E, Zeiner Mark S, Giordano James R, Holcomb Matthew D, Stokes Michael J: Balloon tissue damage device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Ortiz Mark S, Albrecht Thomas E, Zeiner Mark S, Giordano James R, Holcomb Matthew D, Stokes Michael J, GARNER Dean L, November 5, 2009: WO/2009/134983

An inflatable medical instrument (18) for tissue damage in gastric reduction surgery includes a main chamber (20) composed of a biocompatible material capable of being selectively inflated. The medical instrument also includes a longitudinally extending tab member (26) secured to an outer surface of ...


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Stokes Michael J, Albrecht Thomas E, Giordano James R, Holcomb Matthew D, Ortiz Mark S, Zeiner Mark S: Method and apparatus for marking a lumenal wall. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Stokes Michael J, Albrecht Thomas E, Giordano James R, Holcomb Matthew D, Ortiz Mark S, Zeiner Mark S, JOHNSON Philip S, November 5, 2009: WO/2009/134999

A marking apparatus (10) includes a selectively inflatable balloon (12). The balloon includes an external lumen (30) adapted for connection to vacuum source. The external lumen includes ports (36, 38) for creating a vacuum at the ports sufficient to draw walls of the gastric cavity into contact with ...