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Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott, Richard F Schwemberger, Frederick E Shelton IV, Chad P Boudreaux, Brelt E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system. Ethicon Endo Sugery, December 17, 2013: US08608045 (295 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments of the present invention can include a motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a drive shaft, a motor selectively engageable with the drive shaft, and a manual return mechanism configured to operably disengage the motor from the drive sha ...


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James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel, Eitan T Wiener, Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian DiNardo, Daniel J Abbott: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 15, 2011: US08058771 (260 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus, system, and method for driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic transducer in a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating a first ultrasonic drive signal by a generator coupled to an ultrasonic drive system, actuating the ultrasoni ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott: Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 9, 2013: US08414577 (247 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a first portion encapsulated by a membrane and a second portion comprising a surgical instrument body and a cavity in the surgical instrument body. The cavity is configured to receive the first portion. The second portion comprises a first region comprising an opening ...


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Chester O Baxter III, John V Hunt, Danius P Silkaitis, Jeffrey P Wiley, Paul T Franer, John B Schulte, Daniel J Abbott: Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 15, 2013: US08353439 (241 worldwide citation)

Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A radially-openable barrel member is attached ...


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Chester O Baxter III, John V Hunt, Danius P Silkaitis, Jeffrey P Wiley, Paul T Franer, John B Schulte, Daniel J Abbott: Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 15, 2013: US08353438 (236 worldwide citation)

Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A rigid cap assembly may be attached to the d ...


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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 (229 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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Chester O Baxter III, John V Hunt, Danius P Silkaitis, Jeffrey P Wiley, Paul T Franer, John B Schulte, Daniel J Abbott: Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 2014: US08622275 (209 worldwide citation)

Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A rigid cap assembly is attached to the dista ...


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James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel, Eitan T Wiener, Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian DiNardo, Daniel J Abbott: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 28, 2012: US08253303 (84 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system, and method for driving an end effector in a surgical instrument are disclosed. The method comprises generating a first ultrasonic drive signal by a generator, actuating the ultrasonic transducer with the first ultrasonic drive signal for a first period, generating a second ultr ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard F Schwemberger, Daniel J Abbott, Bret W Smith, David C Yates, Patrick M Schleitweiler, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical instruments and batteries for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 22, 2016: US09289212 (74 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to battery packs for use with surgical instruments. The battery packs may comprise a plurality of cells and at least a portion of the plurality of cells may not be electrically connected to one another. The battery packs may comprise a switch or other mechanism for i ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Daniel J Abbott, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Eitan T Wiener, Matthew C Miller, Aaron C Voegele, Daniel W Price, Robert L Koch Jr, Mark E Tebbe, William E Clem: Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 10, 2015: US08951248 (68 worldwide citation)

A surgical generator for providing a drive signal to a surgical device may have a receptacle assembly having a receptacle body, a flange and a central protruding portion. The outer periphery of the central protruding portion may have at least one curved section and at least one linear section. Addit ...