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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Giordano James R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Siebenaler Douglas J: Surgical instrument with enhaqnced battery performance. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943976-A2 (380 worldwide citation)

An assembly including a component of a surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument. The assembly may comprise a package; a surgical instrument component within the package; and a power source within the package. The power source may be configured to be placed in electrical ...


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Giordano James R, Shelton Iv Frederick E, Swayze Jeffrey S: Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943957-A2 (348 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument (10), such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument, comprising, according to various embodiments, an end effector (12) comprising at least one sensor transponder (368). The surgical instrument also comprises a shaft (8) having a distal end connected to the end effector (12) ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Morgan Jerome R: Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943964-A1 (273 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a staple cartridge (112), an anvil (134), a cutting member (120) having a cutting surface (124), and a driver (126) operably engaged with the cutting member to move the cutting member relative to the anvil and the staple cartridge. In at least ...


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Giordano James R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Shelton Iv Frederick E: Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943955-A2 (254 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise an end effector (12) comprising at least one sensor (368). The surgical instrument may also comprise an electrically conductive shaft (8) having a distal end connected to the end effector (1 ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Balek Stephen J, Siebenaler Douglas J: Improved curved end effector for a surgical stapling device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943962-A2 (170 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a curved end-effector which is configured to deploy staples in at least one curved staple line. In various embodiments, the surgical stapler includes a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface wherein the cutti ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Giordano James R: Interlock and surgical instrument including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943959-A1 (159 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes an end effector comprising a moveable cutting instrument to cut an object and a motor coupled to the end effector. The motor actuates the cutting instrument in response to a current therethrough, causing the cutting instrument to move betwe ...


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Miyata Naohiko, Nishiuchi Makoto, Sugimura Hiroo: A medical guide wire. Asahi Intecc, July 16, 2008: EP1944053-A1 (59 worldwide citation)

In a guide wire (1), a core line (2) has a proximal side wire (4) and a distal side wire (5), the latter of which is to be connected to a front end of the proximal side wire (4). The distal wire (5) is smaller in rigidity and superior in restitution than the proximal side wire (4). A concave portion ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Giordano James R: Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943956-A2 (53 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a control unit and a staple cartridge including a transponder. The control unit is configured to transmit a first wireless signal to the transponder and to receive a second wireless signal from the transponder to determine one of a ...


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Monte Paul A, Gallagher Vijaya, Navarra Anthony: Ancillary terrestrial component services using multiple frequency bands. Globalstar, July 16, 2008: EP1944885-A2 (45 worldwide citation)

A satellite radio telephone system employing at least two space-based components, each of which is configured to communicate with a plurality of radio telephones. Each space-based component employs its own frequency band and its own air interface and includes an ancillary terrestrial component that ...


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Plowiecki Nicolas: Safety catheter for fluid injection. Balt Extrusion, July 16, 2008: EP1942972-A1 (34 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to catheters. The inventive catheter is essentially characterised by the fact that it consists of: a tubular body (1) comprising a channel (4), the ends (5, 6) of which open at the respective ends (2, 3) of the tubular body; injection means (10) for injecting fluid into the cha ...