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Woojin Lee: Surgical instrument. David M Driscoll, December 12, 2006: US07147650 (438 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via bendable motion ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro: Surgical instrument. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, David M Driscoll, March 4, 2008: US07338513 (282 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable mot ...


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FORTIER RICHARD, ZIEGLER ANDREW, CRUZ AMOS, STELLON GENE A, EVANS STEVE: [fr] Dispositif chirurgical articulé, [de] Bewegliche chirurgische Vorrichtung, [en] Articulating surgical device. TYCO HEALTHCARE, February 10, 2010: EP2151204-A1 (257 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical device (100) for performing surgery generally includes a handle assembly (300), an elongate member (200) extending from the handle assembly, an articulation mechanism operatively associated with the handle assembly (300), and an end effector. The elongate member has an articulating s ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 14, 2014: US08858571 (208 worldwide citation)

Articulation joints for use in connection with a surgical instrument that has a portion that must be passed through a trocar or similar structure and then articulated relative to another portion of the instrument received within the trocar. Various embodiments of the articulation joint include at le ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 25, 2014: US08893946 (204 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having opposed jaws that can be selectively moved between open and closed positions. Various embodiments include components for measuring the thickness of tissue clamped between the opposed jaws. Some embodiments are configured to ascertain the amount of compressive force that ...


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VIOLA FRANK, BEARDSLEY JOHN W, BRYANT TEDDY R: [fr] Instrument dagrafage chirurgical flexible avec un moteur dans la tête, [de] Flexibles chirurgisches Klammergerät mit Motor im Kopf, [en] Flexible surgical stapler with motor in the head. TYCO HEALTHCARE, December 22, 2010: EP2263568-A2 (199 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical stapler (900) having a remote motorized staple head (908) is provided and generally includes a handle (902) having a control button (924) and a highly flexible cable (904) extending distally from the handle. A housing (906) incorporating a staple assembly (908) is affixed to a distal ...


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TREES GREGORY A: Surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, Johnson Philip S, April 14, 2011: WO/2011/044343 (193 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a first drive system for advancing a knife bar between a first position and a second position in order to close a jaw, and a second drive system for advancing the knife bar between the second position and a third position. The instrument can comprise a lock engaged ...


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James T Spivey, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 31, 2015: US08992422 (190 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the ...


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BAXTER CHESTER O III, BEDI JAMES J: [fr] Agencement de verrouillage pour agrafeuse chirurgicale, [de] Sperreinheit für ein chirurgisches Klammergerät, [en] Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, March 24, 2010: EP2165656-A2 (190 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical stapling instrument including a latch for securing first and second jaw members together, a cutting member which can be advanced and/or retracted relative to first and second jaw members, and, in addition, a lock which can prevent, or at least inhibit, the cutting member from being m ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 30, 2014: US08844789 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an end effector that comprises a staple channel and an anvil that is movably translatable relative to the staple channel. A tool mounting portion is configured to interface with a robotic system and operably communicate with the end effector. T ...