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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, June 14, 2011: US07959050 (450 worldwide citation)

An electrically operated surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly effecting a surgical procedure when actuated and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the assembly. A part of the assembly moves between start and fully actuated positions. The ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 11, 2011: US08034077 (338 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a surgical end effector, including providing a control shaft having a longitudinal axis with a distal end effector assembly at least partially actuated by a displacement of an actuating part along the longitudinal axis and providing the control shaft with a proximal handle con ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 18, 2011: US08038046 (324 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having an actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated. An electric motor has a rated operating voltage and is operationally connected to the end effector to operate the actuation assembly. A power supply is electrically connected to ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey R Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, August 21, 2012: US08245898 (289 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle, an end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the handle. The handle has a stapling actuator, an articulation joint actuator different from the stapling actuator, and a body through which the stapling and articulation joi ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electric surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 4, 2011: US08028885 (245 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having at least one actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated, an electric motor operationally connected to the end effector to operate the at least one actuation assembly, and a power supply electrically connected to the m ...


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Kevin W Smith: Force switch. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, May 11, 2010: US07714239 (240 worldwide citation)

A mechanical force switch to be disposed along a longitudinal device axis of a medical device includes an electrically conductive switching piston to form a first electrical contact of the switch, a hollow body, an end stop, a bias device, and an electrically conductive second contact of the switch ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, November 12, 2013: US08579176 (197 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a control handle having an articulation joint actuator, a surgical end effector, and a passive articulating joint connecting the end effector to the control handle. The articulation joint actuator, when unactuated, holds the passive articulation joint and, thereby, the end ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas O Bales Jr, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 23, 2012: US08292157 (193 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector operable to effect a surgical procedure when powered, an electric motor operationally connected to the end effector, and a power supply electrically connected to and selectively powering the motor to operate the end effector, the power supply ha ...


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Kevin W Smith: Force switch. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, September 18, 2012: US08269121 (183 worldwide citation)

A mechanical force switch to be disposed along a longitudinal device axis of a medical device includes an electrically conductive switching piston to form a first electrical contact of the switch, a hollow body, an end stop, a bias device, and an electrically conductive second contact of the switch ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Method for operating an electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 16, 2012: US08286846 (54 worldwide citation)

A method for effecting a tissue-compressing surgery at a user-selected compression force provides an electrical switch having switching states changed solely by mechanical movements. The switch is mechanically coupled with an adjustable biasing device retaining the switch in one state until a force ...