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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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Apparatus for closing a curved anvil of a surgical stapling device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 14, 2008: US07434717 (554 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface, wherein the cutting member is relatively movable with respect to the anvil and the staple cartridge. In at least one embodiment, the anvil is movable between an open ...


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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, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 28, 2008: US07441684 (512 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in connection with a pneumatically powered tool having a firing mechanism operably supported therein that is movable between an unactuated position and an actuated position. A pneumatically powered drive system operably communicates with the pneumatically powered tool a ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with manually operated retraction apparatus. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 11, 2008: US07448525 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in connection with a pneumatically powered tool having a firing mechanism operably supported therein that is movable between an unactuated position and an actuated position. In various embodiments, a drive system operably communicates with the pneumatically powered tool ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Jerome R Morgan: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 10, 2010: US07770775 (447 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 end effector comprising a cutting instrument for cutting an object positioned therein. The handle comprises a motor for ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector. Ehthicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 5, 2008: US07407078 (446 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, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 7, 2008: US07431189 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in connection with a pneumatically powered tool having a firing mechanism operably supported therein that is movable between an unactuated position and an actuated position. In various embodiments, a drive system is supported by at least one of a handle assembly and an ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Michael A Murray, Richard W Timm, James T Spivey, James W Voegele, Leslie M Fugikawa, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 23, 2008: US07467740 (416 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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Christopher J Hess, Jerome R Morgan, William B Weisenburgh II, James W Voegele, Mark S Ortiz, Michael J Stokes, Carl Shurtleff, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 14, 2010: US07794475 (415 worldwide citation)

A staple having a crown, a deformable leg extending from the crown, and a spring extending from the crown configured to compress tissue between the spring and the deformable member. Owing to the flexibility of the spring, the staple can accommodate a wide range of tissue thicknesses while still comp ...



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