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David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 3, 2012: US08210411 (377 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and handle connected to the shaft. The end effector may comprise a cutting instrument that, when actuated, longitudinally traverses the end effector to cut tissue clamped i ...


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Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 17, 2012: US08220688 (305 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument having a control assembly for controlling a switch of the instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a motor control circuit, a drive member, and a slider. The drive member comprises a first shoulder at a first position and a second shoulder at a second posit ...


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Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453914 (271 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument having a control assembly for controlling a switch of the instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a motor control circuit, a drive member, and a slider. The drive member comprises a first shoulder at a first position and a second shoulder at a second posit ...


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Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith, Richard F Schwemberger, Daniel J Abbott, David C Yates, Craig S Smith, Frederick E Shelton IV: Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453907 (216 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener apparatus including a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector comprising a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position, and a cartridge contain ...


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Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent, Bret W Smith, David C Yates: Driven surgical stapler improvements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean L Garner, August 21, 2012: US08245899 (212 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener apparatus including a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector comprising a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position, and a cartridge contain ...


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Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith, Craig S Smith, Cory G Kimball, Wendy A Kerr: Test device for a surgical tool. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 17, 2013: US08608046 (197 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical test device for a surgical tool, such as a severing and/or sealing tool (e.g., a surgical stapler), is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical tool can be configured to supply at least one actuation motion to an end effector. The actuation motion(s) may ...


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David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Motor driven surgical cutting instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 10, 2013: US08602287 (192 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, an electric motor, and a motor control circuit. The motor control circuit is for monitoring a parameter of the electric motor that is indicative of movement of a moveable member of the end effector, and for adju ...


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Wendy A Kerr, Richard F Schwemberger, Richard L Leimbach, Brett E Swensgard: Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 21, 2014: US08632525 (192 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to battery unit for use with surgical instruments. The battery units may comprise a plurality of cells and include a translatable discharge drain. When attached to the surgical instrument, the discharge drain may electrically connect an anode of the battery unit to a ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Richard F Schwemberger, Brett E Swensgard: Surgical instrument having a power control circuit. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 15, 2014: US08695866 (181 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to a powered surgical instrument for cutting and fastening tissue. The instrument may comprise an end effector comprising a first jaw member and a second jaw member, a drive device, a clamping trigger, and a control circuit. The control circuit may comprise a power s ...


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Brett E Swensgard: Continuous stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 29, 2014: US08789739 (175 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument can comprise a jaw configured to receive a staple cartridge, a firing member configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge, and a system for supplying a continuous number of staple cartridges to the jaw.