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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 14, 2005: US06905057 (763 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Douglas B Hoffman, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 26, 2006: US07111769 (589 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by including an end effector having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A hollow articulation drive tube transfers the rotation motion in some versions to a spear ge ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 21, 2006: US07000819 (585 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin R Doll, Jeffrey S Swayze, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument having a removable battery. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 16, 2008: US07464846 (564 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument comprises a handle, a battery, a motor, and a lockout system. The handle comprises a primary portion and a grip portion. The grip portion is releasably connected to the primary portion. The battery is within the grip portion. The motor is in electrical ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze: Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 9, 2008: US07422139 (560 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly connected to the end effector, and a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly. The end effector comprises a movable cutt ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Douglas B Hoffman: Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, August 1, 2006: US07083075 (558 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 26, 2008: US07416101 (527 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly, and a handle. The handle comprises a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly, a motor for actuating the gear drive tra ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 6, 2009: US07472815 (508 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Douglas B Hoffman, Michael Earl Setser, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 5, 2006: US07143926 (491 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing position indicator and retraction mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 29, 2008: US07364061 (485 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...



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