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Jerome R Morgan, Frederick E Shelton IV, Emily A Schellin: Interactive displays. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2016: US09283054 (75 worldwide citation)

An interactive display. The interactive display can include a first layer of information and a second layer of information. The first layer of information can include video feedback of a surgical instrument as viewed by an endoscope. The second layer of information can include a control panel, feedb ...


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Lauren S Weaner, Taylor W Aronhalt, Michael J Vendely, Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV: Fastener cartridge assemblies. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 10, 2016: US09332984 (67 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge assembly. The fastener cartridge assembly can comprise a fastener, a cartridge body, and a tissue thickness compensator. The fastener can comprise a base, a first leg extending from the base, and a second leg extending from the base. The cartridge body can comprise a fastener ca ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Emily A Schellin: Closure indicator systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 20, 2016: US09445813 (49 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument system can comprise a surgical instrument and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise a distal end, a proximal connection portion configured to attach the end effector to the surgical instrument, a first jaw, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw, wh ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael J Vendely, Emily A Schellin, Mark S Zeiner: Fastening system comprising a firing member lockout. Ethicon, October 3, 2017: US09775608 (10 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The fastener cartridge assembly can include a cartridge body, a plurality of fasteners removably stored within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The fastener cartridge assembly and/or the surgical instrument c ...


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Emily A Schellin, Michael J Vendely, Lauren S Weaner, Taylor W Aronhalt: Implantable layers comprising a pressed region. Ethicon, July 4, 2017: US09693777 (10 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge is disclosed which includes a cartridge body, a plurality of staples removably stored, at least partially, within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The implantable layer can include a first portion, a second portion spaced apart from the first portion, and a third port ...


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Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jason L Harris: Fastener cartridge comprising tissue control features. Ethicon, January 30, 2018: US09877721 (8 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can include, one, a cartridge body comprising a deck and a plurality of fastener cavities and, two, a plurality of fasteners positioned in the fastener cavities. The deck can comprise features for controlling the flow of tissue relative thereto. In some instances, the features c ...


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Emily A Schellin, Michael J Vendely, Lauren S Weaner, Christopher W Widenhouse, Taylor W Aronhalt, Donald L Reynolds II, Michael J Miller, Frederick E Shelton IV, Trevor J Barton: Implantable layers and methods for altering one or more properties of implantable layers for use with fastening instruments. Ethicon, February 6, 2018: US09884456 (6 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for changing the spring rate of an implantable layer for use with a surgical instrument which includes the steps of obtaining an implantable layer having a first spring rate, wherein the implantable layer is at least partially comprised of a material having a glass transition t ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Emily A Schellin: Tamper proof circuit for surgical instrument battery pack. Ethicon, October 3, 2017: US09775609 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a shaft, an end effector extending distally from the shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The housing includes a motor configured to generate at least one motion to effectuate the end effector, and a power source configured to supply power to the s ...


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David C Yates, Steven G Hall, Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV: Conductor arrangements for electrically powered surgical instruments with rotatable end effectors. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 6, 2016: US09510828 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that includes a housing that has an elongated shaft assembly attached thereto that is configured to be rotated relative to the housing. The surgical instrument further includes a conductor arrangement that facilitates transfer of electrical power or current from a power source ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Zhifan F Huang: Fastener cartridge compromising fastener cavities including fastener control features. Ethicon, July 3, 2018: US10010324 (3 worldwide citation)

An end effector can comprise, one, a fastener cartridge including a plurality of fasteners stored therein and, two, an anvil configured to deform the fasteners. The anvil can further comprise extensions extending therefrom which can control the flow of tissue relative to the fastener cartridge and/o ...