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Frederick E Shelton IV, Sora Rhee, Chester O Baxter III, Taylor W Aronhalt: Staple cartridge comprising a layer. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 25, 2015: US09113865 (108 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cart ...


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Sora Rhee, Foster B Stulen, Kevin L Houser, Craig N Faller: Surgical instruments with fluid management system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2016: US09283045 (50 worldwide citation)

Various surgical instruments are disclosed. At least one surgical instrument includes an instrument mounting portion configured to mount to a robotic surgical system. The instrument mounting portion includes an interface to mechanically and electrically interface to the surgical instrument adapted f ...


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William A Olson, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey D Messerly, Daniel W Price, Kevin L Houser, William D Dannaher, Sora Rhee, Tylor C Muhlenkamp: Surgical instruments with articulating shafts. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 19, 2016: US09393037 (22 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments described herein are directed to ultrasonic blades. For example, an ultrasonic blade may comprise a proximally positioned straight section extending along a longitudinal axis and a distally positioned curved section coupled to the straight section and curved away from the longitu ...


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Ashvani K Madan, Donna L Korvick, Aron O Zingman, John W Willis, Kevin L Houser, Gavin M Monson, Kevin D Felder, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Jeffrey L Aldridge: Sterile medical instrument charging device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, March 21, 2017: US09597143 (13 worldwide citation)

A system includes a medical device and a charging device. A sterile barrier may be interposed between the medical device and the charging device. The medical device includes an integral power source and an active element. The charging device is configured to charge the integral power source. The cha ...


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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, William D Dannaher, Bret W Smith, David N Plescia, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Kevin D Felder, Christopher B Anderson, Jeffrey L Aldridge: Medical device with feature for sterile acceptance of non-sterile reusable component. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 7, 2015: US09072523 (10 worldwide citation)

An apparatus maintains the sterility of a medical device while providing for the insertion of an insertable component into the medical device. The apparatus includes a medical device having a housing sized to contain the insertable component, an active feature, a cap, and a hinge member. A container ...


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Jacob S Gee, Foster B Stulen, Kevin L Houser, Craig N Faller, Sora Rhee, William D Dannaher, Gregory W Johnson: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with control mechanisms. Ethicon, November 21, 2017: US09820768 (6 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments for use in handheld applications or with robotic surgical systems. The surgical instruments may comprise an end effector to treat tissue and a shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis. Some embodiments may be ...


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Bret W Smith, David N Plescia, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Kevin D Felder, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Emmanuel V Tanghal: Medical device packaging with window for insertion of reusable component. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 28, 2015: US09089338 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for inserting components into a medical device includes a container and an attachment member. The attachment member is coupled to a sidewall having an opening and is configured to be coupled to a medical device. Utilizing the attachment member and opening, an insertable component may be ins ...


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Kevin D Felder, Christopher B Anderson, Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, William D Dannaher: Sterile housing for non-sterile medical device component. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 28, 2015: US09017851 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for powering a medical device includes a battery pack, a connection feature on the battery pack, and a protective layer. In some versions the protective layer covers the battery pack and the connection feature to provide a fluid tight seal. In some versions, the connection feature compr ...


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William D Dannaher, Daniel W Price, Cory G Kimball, William D Kelly, Sora Rhee, Jacob S Gee, Brian D Bertke, Alissa L Welling: Surgical instrument with tissue density sensing. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, October 17, 2017: US09788851 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises an end effector, a body assembly, a power source, and a control module. The end effector is operable for use in a surgical procedure and can deliver energy to a surgical site. The end effector comprises at least one sensor. The sensor is able to measure at least one physical c ...


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Daniel W Price, Sora Rhee, Cory G Kimball, Timothy G Dietz, Ashvani K Madan, Donna L Korvick, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey D Messerly, William E Clem, Jacqueline C Aronhalt, William D Dannaher, John B Schulte, Danius P Silkaitis, Stephen J Balek, Michael R Lamping: Surgical instrument with orientation sensing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, February 21, 2017: US09572592 (3 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a body assembly and an end effector. The body assembly includes a control module, an orientation sensor communicatively coupled to the control module, and an energy component. The energy component is operable to activate the end effector at a plurality of energy setti ...