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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, Chester O Baxter III, Joseph E Young, Barry C Worrell, Christopher J Schall: Modular tool heads for use with circular surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 9, 2014: US08827903 (180 worldwide citation)

Various universal ports for installation into a colon are disclosed. Some embodiments include means for permitting an anvil of a surgical stapler to pass through a port in a first direction and means for permitting a portion of the patient's colon to pass through the port in a second direction. Some ...


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Chester O Baxter III, Taylor W Aronhalt, Joseph E Young, Frederick E Shelton IV, Barry C Worrell, Matthew C Miller, Gregory W Johnson: Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 29, 2014: US08789741 (165 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that has an actuation system that is configured to generate at least two separate actuation motions. A clutch assembly is movable between an engaged position wherein the clutch assembly is in operable engagement with the actuation system and an unengaged position. In various fo ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, Chester O Baxter III, Joseph E Young, Barry C Worrell, Christopher J Schall, Mark S Ortiz, Jason K Rupert, Steven G Hall, Daniel J Mumaw, Aron O Zingman, Katherine J Schmid, Jacob S Gee, Richard W Timm: Modular surgical tool systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 25, 2015: US09113884 (129 worldwide citation)

Modular surgical instruments are disclosed. In various embodiments, a modular surgical instrument t is disclosed for use with a plurality of interchangeable surgical tool heads that are configured to perform different surgical actions. The instrument is configured to apply a plurality of different r ...


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Tamara Widenhouse, Andrew Yoo, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Aron O Zingman, Richard W Timm, Jacob S Gee, Steven G Hall, Daniel J Mumaw, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, Michael J Vendely, Andrew T Beckman, James R Janszen: Surgical bowel retractor devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 28, 2015: US09089330 (118 worldwide citation)

Bowel retractor devices. In various forms, the bowel retractor devices are configurable from a collapsed position wherein the retractor may be inserted through a trocar cannula or other opening in a patient's body to a second expanded position wherein at least a portion of the patient's bowel may be ...


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Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, John L Stammen, Gary W Knight, Christopher W Widenhouse, William B Weisenburgh II, Stephanie A Mutchler, Timothy S Bedard: Tissue thickness compensators. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 29, 2015: US09220501 (75 worldwide citation)

A two-part tissue thickness compensator assembly can include a first tissue thickness compensator configured to be positioned relative to an anvil of a surgical stapler, a second tissue thickness compensator configured to be positioned relative to a staple cartridge of the surgical stapler, and a hi ...


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Richard W Timm, Kyle P Moore, Gregory W Johnson, John B Schulte, Daniel J Mumaw, David A Witt, Gregory A Trees: Surgical instrument with pivoting coupling to modular shaft and end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 21, 2015: US09011471 (74 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a body and a shaft assembly. The body includes an energy source such as an ultrasonic transducer. The shaft assembly comprises an end effector and a transmission member such as an acoustic waveguide. The end effector may include a harmonic blade and a pivoting clamp m ...


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Galen C Robertson, Richard W Timm, Daniel J Mumaw, Foster B Stulen, Gregory W Johnson, Jerome R Morgan, Kevin L Houser, Kristi M Bodin, Mark A Neurohr, Prasanna Malaviya, Reginald D Fortson, Sean P Conlon, William S Joachim Jr, William D Dannaher, Eitan T Wiener: Methods of using ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotatable cutting implements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 4, 2012: US08323302 (60 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to methods for treating tissue within an aqueous environment. Various methods may include introducing a cutting implement of a surgical instrument into the aqueous environment. The cutting implement may have at least one cutting surface thereon ...


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Galen C Robertson, Richard W Timm, Daniel J Mumaw, Foster B Stulen, Gregory W Johnson, Jerome R Morgan, Kevin L Houser, Kristi M Bodin, Mark A Neurohr, Prasanna Malaviya, Reginald D Fortson, Sean P Conlon, William S Joachim Jr, William D Dannaher, Eitan T Wiener: Ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotating cutting implement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 10, 2013: US08531064 (53 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a handpiece housing that rotatably supports an ultrasonic transducer assembly therein that may be selectively rotated by various motor configurations. Various slip ring arrangements are disclo ...


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Hamilton E Gonzalez, Jeffrey S Swayze, Michael S Cropper, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, Gregory W Johnson: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of layers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 6, 2016: US09433419 (48 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator comprising a first compensation layer, a second compensation layer, and a pocket situated between the compensation layers can be positioned in the end effector of a surgical instrument. A fastener cartridge positioned in the end effector can comprise a fastener moveabl ...


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Barry C Worrell, Geoffrey S Strobl, Gregory A Trees, Jonathan T Batross, Nicholas G Molitor, Kristen T Shoger, David K Norvell, Michael J Andreyko, Gregory W Johnson, Shawn C Snyder: Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 1, 2015: US09198714 (38 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of surgical robot control systems are disclosed. In one example embodiment, the surgical robot control system comprises a housing. A controller is located within the housing and is coupled to a socket. The socket receives a handheld surgical user interface therein to control a su ...