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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Articulation control system for articulatable surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 31, 2016: US09351726 (69 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The end effector is movable relative to the shaft between an articulation home state position and an articulated position and comprises a surgical stapler including a plurality of staples and ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams, Brett E Swensgard: Control arrangements for a drive member of a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 10, 2016: US09332987 (65 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument may be operated compensating for the effect of splay in flexible knife bands on transection length of a powered surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes a processor and a memory. A relationship between articulation angle of an ...


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John T Burke, Shane R Adams, Richard L Leimbach, Conrad A Garvis: Flywheel operated nailer. Senco Products, Frost Brown Todd, December 30, 2003: US06669072 (37 worldwide citation)

Disclosed and taught is a novel drive mechanism for a cyclic operating tool employing an energized flywheel to provide the necessary energy to perform a working cycle. The drive mechanism disclosed is particularly useful in hand tool applications such as a hand held nailing machine. The flywheel may ...


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Conrad A Garvis, John T Burke, Shane R Adams, Richard L Leimbach: Flywheel operated tool. Senco Products, Frost Brown Todd, August 19, 2003: US06607111 (29 worldwide citation)

Disclosed and taught is a novel drive mechanism for a cyclic operating tool employing an energized flywheel to provide the necessary energy to perform a working cycle. The drive mechanism disclosed is particularly useful in hand tool applications such as a hand held nailing machine. The flywheel may ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Control systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgey, April 25, 2017: US09629629 (13 worldwide citation)

Surgical instruments and control systems therefor are disclosed. A surgical instrument can comprise: a power circuit comprising a power source and a switch, a microcontroller coupled to the power circuit, a handle comprising an attachment portion, and a control circuit in signal communication with t ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Modular powered surgical instrument with detachable shaft assemblies. Ethicon, August 29, 2017: US09743929 (9 worldwide citation)

An interchangeable shaft assembly for a surgical instrument that includes first and second drive systems. The interchangeable shaft assembly is configured for removable attachment to a housing of the surgical instrument. Various embodiments include a latch system that enables the interchangeable sha ...


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Thomas W Lytle IV, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams, Richard L Leimbach, Frederick E Shelton IV, Brett E Swensgard, Kevin L Houser: Surgical instrument comprising interactive systems. Ethicon, November 21, 2017: US09820738 (7 worldwide citation)

In various instances, the surgical instrument can include a data storage protocol and/or at least one security feature. The surgical instrument can include a locking circuit, for example. In various instances, the surgical instrument can include sensors and/or magnets for detecting various character ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane R Adams, Mark D Overmyer, Brett E Swensgard, Thomas W Lytle IV, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin L Houser: Surgical stapling instrument system. Ethicon, September 5, 2017: US09750499 (7 worldwide citation)

A surgical system can include an electric motor, a sensor and a microcontroller in signal communication with the electric motor and the sensor. In various instances, the microcontroller can adjust the velocity of a firing element when the sensor detects a change in current drawn by the electric moto ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane R Adams, Mark D Overmyer, Brett E Swensgard, Thomas W Lytle IV, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin L Houser: Surgical instrument control circuit having a safety processor. Ethicon, June 27, 2017: US09690362 (7 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a surgical instrument control circuit. The control circuit includes a primary processor, a safety processor in signal communication with the primary processor, the safety processor, and a segmented circuit. The segmented circuit includes a plurality of circuit segment ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane R Adams, Mark D Overmyer, Brett E Swensgard, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin L Houser: Power management through segmented circuit and variable voltage protection. Ethicon, August 15, 2017: US09733663 (7 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a surgical instrument control circuit. The control circuit includes a primary processor, a safety processor, and a segmented circuit. The segmented circuit includes a plurality of circuit segments in signal communication with the primary processor. The plurality of ci ...