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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Doll Kevin R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical instrument having a feedback system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813199-A1 (475 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument (10,302) comprises a plurality of sensors (304), and a status module (302) releasably connected to the surgical instrument. The status module comprises a plurality of contacts, a circuit, and a plurality of indicators (314). Each individual contact is in electrical communicat ...


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Shelton Frederick E, Ouwerkerk John N, Morgan Jerome R: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813203-A2 (434 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly, and a handle. The end effector comprising a cutting instrument for cutting an object positioned therein. The handle comprises a motor for ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Doll Kevin R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L: Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813207-A1 (392 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and stapling instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes an end effector and a handle. The end effector includes a channel, an anvil pivotally attached to the channel, a moveable cutting instrument for cutting an object positioned between the anvil and the channel, and a stap ...


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Shelton Frederick E, Ouwerkerk John N, Morgan Jerome R, Swayze Jeffrey S: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813206-A1 (368 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly connected to the end effector, and a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly. The end effector comprises a movable cutt ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Ouwerkerk John N, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical instrument having recording capabilities. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813201-A1 (363 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument (10) has an end effector (12) and a trigger (18,20) in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor (110,130,142,2002,2004,2006,2008,2010) and an externally accessible memory device (2001) in communication with the first sensor. The fir ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Cropper Michael S, Crisp Ryan S, Float Jamison J, Broehl Joshua M, Timperman Eugene L: Disposable staple cartridge having an anvil with tissue locator for use with a surgical cutting and fastening instrument and modular and effector system therefor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813209-A1 (363 worldwide citation)

A disposable staple cartridge for a surgical cutting and fastening instrument. Various embodiments include a disposable anvil that is supported relative to the cartridge body and movable between open and closed positions. At least one tissue stop is provided on the disposable anvil for orienting the ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Ouwerkerk John N, Morgan Jerome R, Swayze Jeffrey S: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813205-A1 (294 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly, and a handle. The handle comprises a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly, a motor for actuating the gear drive tra ...


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Shelton Frederick E, Gillum Christoph L: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813208-A1 (291 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument (10) is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector (12) comprising an elongate channel (22), a clamping member (24) pivotably connected to the channel, and a moveable cutting instrument (32) for traversing the chan ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L: Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813202-A1 (237 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument includes a drive shaft; a motor; and a gear shifting assembly connected to the drive shaft and the motor. The gear shifting assembly may include at least a first stage gear assembly coupled to the motor and to the drive shaft for operating the gear ...



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