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Patrick A Weizman, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Raymond M Banks, Timothy G Dietz, Jason L Harris, Zhifan F Huang, David K Norvell, David A Witt, Steve G Bernath: Surgical instruments and end effectors therefor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 1, 2014: US08685020 (183 worldwide citation)

Various forms of surgical instruments are disclosed. In various embodiments, an end effector having operable and closable jaws is attached to a distal end of an elongate shaft such that portions of the jaws are axially offset from the elongate shaft. Other jaw embodiments are coupled to an actuation ...


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Zhifan F Huang, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Scott A Woodruff, Gwendolyn P Payne, Donna L Korvick, David K Norvell, Aron O Zingman, Paul Guerra, Mary E Mootoo, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453906 (171 worldwide citation)

An end-effector assembly configured to be attached to a surgical instrument. The end-effector assembly comprises a first jaw and a second jaw comprising a staple cavity. At least one of the first jaw and the second jaw is movable relative to the other jaw. The end-effector assembly comprises a stapl ...


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Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Cortney E Henderson, Taylor W Aronhalt, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Charles J Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J Schall, Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Joseph H Contiliano, Tamara Widenhouse, Donna L Korvick: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a reservoir. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232941 (78 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a compressible extracellular matrix and a bioabsorbable material dispersed within the extracellular matrix, wherein the bioapsorption of the bioabsorbable material is configured to leave behind channels in the extracellular matrix. ...


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Douglas J Turner, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Vincent P Battaglia Jr: Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 27, 2015: US09168054 (73 worldwide citation)

A control circuit of a surgical device is disclosed. The control circuit includes a first circuit portion coupled to at least one switch operable between an open state and a closed state. The first circuit portion communicates with a surgical generator over a conductor pair to receive a control sign ...


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Jeffrey L Aldridge, Chunlin Yang, Charles J Scheib, Christopher W Widenhouse, William B Weisenburgh II, John L Stammen, Mark H Ransick, Stephanie A Mutchler, Gary W Knight: Expandable tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301753 (69 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator may generally comprise a biocompatible material, a first component, and a second component, wherein the first component and second component form a reaction product to expand the tissue thickness compensator. The first component may comprise a first hydrogel precursor, ...


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Jeffrey L Aldridge, Eitan T Wiener, James R Giordano: Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 24, 2015: US08986302 (69 worldwide citation)

A surgical device control circuit. The control circuit may comprise a first circuit portion comprising at least one first switch. The first circuit portion may communicate with a surgical generator over a conductor pair. The control circuit may also comprise a second circuit portion comprising a dat ...


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Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Charles J Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J Schall, Chester O Baxter III, Iksoo Chun, Rao S Bezwada, Sean P Conlon, Michael S Cropper, Joshua R Uth, Richard L Leimbach, Donna L Korvick: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of capsules. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 5, 2016: US09301752 (68 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a plurality of layers. Various embodiments are disclosed herein for manufacturing a tissue thickness compensator. In certain embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise at least one medicament tube, capsule, and/or packet contained therein.


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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 ...


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Jeffrey L Aldridge, Eitan T Wiener: Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 17, 2015: US08956349 (63 worldwide citation)

In accordance with various embodiments, a surgical generator for providing a drive signal to a surgical device may comprise a first transformer and a second transformer. The first transformer may comprise a first primary winding and a first secondary winding. The second transformer may comprise a se ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Eitan T Wiener, Brian T Noyes, Jeffrey L Aldridge, James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel, Daniel J Abbott, Foster B Stulen, Matthew C Miller, Nathan J Price, Daniel W Price: Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 1, 2013: US08546996 (57 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditio ...