1
David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 3, 2012: US08210411 (395 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and handle connected to the shaft. The end effector may comprise a cutting instrument that, when actuated, longitudinally traverses the end effector to cut tissue clamped i ...


2
Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 17, 2012: US08220688 (322 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument having a control assembly for controlling a switch of the instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a motor control circuit, a drive member, and a slider. The drive member comprises a first shoulder at a first position and a second shoulder at a second posit ...


3
Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott, Richard F Schwemberger, Frederick E Shelton IV, Chad P Boudreaux, Brelt E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system. Ethicon Endo Sugery, December 17, 2013: US08608045 (295 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments of the present invention can include a motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a drive shaft, a motor selectively engageable with the drive shaft, and a manual return mechanism configured to operably disengage the motor from the drive sha ...


4
Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453914 (293 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument having a control assembly for controlling a switch of the instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a motor control circuit, a drive member, and a slider. The drive member comprises a first shoulder at a first position and a second shoulder at a second posit ...


5
Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith, Richard F Schwemberger, Daniel J Abbott, David C Yates, Craig S Smith, Frederick E Shelton IV: Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453907 (229 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener apparatus including a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector comprising a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position, and a cartridge contain ...


6
Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent, Bret W Smith, David C Yates: Driven surgical stapler improvements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean L Garner, August 21, 2012: US08245899 (227 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener apparatus including a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector comprising a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position, and a cartridge contain ...


7
Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith, Craig S Smith, Cory G Kimball, Wendy A Kerr: Test device for a surgical tool. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 17, 2013: US08608046 (210 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical test device for a surgical tool, such as a severing and/or sealing tool (e.g., a surgical stapler), is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical tool can be configured to supply at least one actuation motion to an end effector. The actuation motion(s) may ...


8
David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Motor driven surgical cutting instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 10, 2013: US08602287 (207 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, an electric motor, and a motor control circuit. The motor control circuit is for monitoring a parameter of the electric motor that is indicative of movement of a moveable member of the end effector, and for adju ...


9
Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith, Ryan J Laurent: Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 7, 2014: US08851354 (174 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with a tissue-clamping end effector, where actuation of the instrument is locked out when the thickness of the tissue clamped in the end effector is not within a specified thickness range. The end effector may comprise a tissue thickness module that senses the thickness of the ...


10
Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott, Richard F Schwemberger, Frederick E Shelton IV, Chad P Boudreaux, Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 21, 2016: US09370364 (62 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments of the present invention can include a motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a drive shaft, a motor selectively engageable with the drive shaft, and a manual return mechanism configured to operably disengage the motor from the drive sha ...