1
Frederick E Shelton IV, Emily A Schellin: Closure indicator systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 20, 2016: US09445813 (49 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument system can comprise a surgical instrument and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise a distal end, a proximal connection portion configured to attach the end effector to the surgical instrument, a first jaw, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw, wh ...


2
Jeffrey S Swayze, Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV: Motor-powered articulatable surgical instruments. Ethicon, March 27, 2018: US09924942 (4 worldwide citation)

A motor driven surgical instrument that includes a surgical end effector configured to perform at least one surgical procedure in response to firing motions applied thereto from a firing system. The surgical instrument further includes an articulation system that is configured to facilitate articula ...


3
Frederick E Shelton IV, Emily A Schellin: Tamper proof circuit for surgical instrument battery pack. Ethicon, October 3, 2017: US09775609 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a shaft, an end effector extending distally from the shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The housing includes a motor configured to generate at least one motion to effectuate the end effector, and a power source configured to supply power to the s ...


4
CLOSURE INDICATOR SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 26, 2015: US20150053749-A1

A surgical instrument system can comprise a surgical instrument and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise a distal end, a proximal connection portion configured to attach the end effector to the surgical instrument, a first jaw, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw, wh ...


5
TAMPER PROOF CIRCUIT FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT BATTERY PACK. January 12, 2017: US20170007244-A1

A surgical instrument includes a shaft, an end effector extending distally from the shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The housing includes a motor configured to generate at least one motion to effectuate the end effector, and a power source configured to supply power to the s ...


6
TAMPER PROOF CIRCUIT FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT BATTERY PACK. January 12, 2017: US20170007245-A1

A surgical instrument includes a shaft, an end effector extending distally from the shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The housing includes a motor configured to generate at least one motion to effectuate the end effector, and a power source configured to supply power to the s ...


7
TAMPER PROOF CIRCUIT FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT BATTERY PACK. January 12, 2017: US20170007246-A1

A surgical instrument includes a shaft, an end effector extending distally from the shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The housing includes a motor configured to generate at least one motion to effectuate the end effector, and a power source configured to supply power to the s ...


8
END EFFECTOR DETECTION AND FIRING RATE MODULATION SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. July 13, 2017: US20170196560-A1

A surgical instrument system can comprise a surgical instrument for use with a loading unit comprising an end effector, wherein the loading unit is releasably attachable to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument comprises a motor configured to drive a firing member and is configured to det ...


9
ERROR DETECTION AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLIES. July 13, 2017: US20170196649-A1

A surgical system comprising a surgical instrument for use with a loading unit, which comprises an end effector, that is releasably attachable the shaft of the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument is configured to establish a connection with the loading unit, authenticate the loading unit or ...


10
FIRING TRIGGER LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. August 31, 2017: US20170249431-A1

A surgical instrument system can comprise, one, a surgical instrument including a handle, a shaft comprising a distal end, and a trigger and, two, an end effector attachable to the shaft. The instrument can further include a firing member and a motor configured to move the firing member toward the d ...