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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Morgan Jerome R, Doll Kevin R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical instrument having a feedback system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813199-A1 (503 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument (10,302) comprises a plurality of sensors (304), and a status module (302) releasably connected to the surgical instrument. The status module comprises a plurality of contacts, a circuit, and a plurality of indicators (314). Each individual contact is in electrical communicat ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Doll Kevin R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L: Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813207-A1 (417 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and stapling instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes an end effector and a handle. The end effector includes a channel, an anvil pivotally attached to the channel, a moveable cutting instrument for cutting an object positioned between the anvil and the channel, and a stap ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Ouwerkerk John N, Morgan Jerome R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L, Fugikawa Leslie M: Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 2, 2008: EP1872727-A1 (406 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument that includes an elongate channel that is attached to a handle assembly by an elongate shaft assembly. The elongate channel is configured to receive a cartridge and has a pivotally translatable anvil attached thereto and a knife bar supported therein. The ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical instrument incorporating eap blocking lockout mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 1, 2006: EP1621138-A2 (399 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. The handle produces multiple firing strokes to reduce the required amount of force required to fire (i.e., stap ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Ouwerkerk John N, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical instrument having recording capabilities. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813201-A1 (386 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument (10) has an end effector (12) and a trigger (18,20) in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor (110,130,142,2002,2004,2006,2008,2010) and an externally accessible memory device (2001) in communication with the first sensor. The fir ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Cropper Michael S, Crisp Ryan S, Float Jamison J, Broehl Joshua M, Timperman Eugene L: Disposable staple cartridge having an anvil with tissue locator for use with a surgical cutting and fastening instrument and modular and effector system therefor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813209-A1 (385 worldwide citation)

A disposable staple cartridge for a surgical cutting and fastening instrument. Various embodiments include a disposable anvil that is supported relative to the cartridge body and movable between open and closed positions. At least one tissue stop is provided on the disposable anvil for orienting the ...


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Omaits Todd Phillip, Thompson Bennie, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Timperman Eugene L: Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Omaits Todd Phillip, Thompson Bennie, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Timperman Eugene L, GEISLER Brian T, April 3, 2008: WO/2008/039249 (287 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, the instrument includes a cartridge supporting assembly (1610) for operably supporting a staple cartridge (1616) therein. The cartridge supporting assembly may be responsive to firing and retraction motions applied thereto from a firing assembly (1675). An anvil (1700) may be ...


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SWAYZE JEFFREY S, HUITEMA THOMAS W, ARMSTRONG GLEN A, PARIHAR SHAILENDRA K, KORVICK DONNA L, TIMM RICHARD W, SHELTON IV FREDERICK E, DOLL KEVIN R, SMITH BRET W, KELLY WILLIAM D, KOLATA RONALD J, UTH JOSHUA R, SCHEIB CHARLES J, TIMPERMAN EUGENE L: [fr] Outils interchangeables pour instruments chirurgicaux, [de] Austauschbare Werkzeuge für chirurgische Instrumente, [en] Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, September 9, 2009: EP2098170-A2 (260 worldwide citation)

[en] Surgical instruments comprising a handle assembly and interchangeable tools therefor are disclosed. The handle assembly operably supports a drive system therein for generating drive motions upon actuation of a movable handle portion. An elongated body protrudes from the handle assembly and oper ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L: Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813202-A1 (259 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument includes a drive shaft; a motor; and a gear shifting assembly connected to the drive shaft and the motor. The gear shifting assembly may include at least a first stage gear assembly coupled to the motor and to the drive shaft for operating the gear ...