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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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Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jason L Harris: Fastener cartridge comprising tissue control features. Ethicon, January 30, 2018: US09877721 (8 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can include, one, a cartridge body comprising a deck and a plurality of fastener cavities and, two, a plurality of fasteners positioned in the fastener cavities. The deck can comprise features for controlling the flow of tissue relative thereto. In some instances, the features c ...


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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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Shailendra K Parihar, John A Hibner: Surgical instrument comprising a closing drive and a firing drive operated from the same rotatable output. Ethicon, May 16, 2017: US09649110 (7 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise an end effector, a first drive configured to perform a first end effector function, a second drive configured to perform a second end effector function, and a rotatable shaft. The rotatable shaft can comprise a first thread, wherein the first drive is engageable wi ...


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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 ...


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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: Systems and methods for controlling a segmented circuit. Ethicon, October 31, 2017: US09804618 (7 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a surgical instrument. The method includes connecting a power assembly to a control circuit, wherein the power assembly is configured to provide a source voltage, energizing, by the power assembly, a voltage boost convertor circuit configured ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, Jason L Harris, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors and improved firing beam support arrangements. Ethicon, May 15, 2018: US09968355 (5 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that includes a surgical end effector that is coupled to a shaft assembly by an articulation joint. A flexible firing beam extends through the articulation joint to interface with a firing member in the surgical end effector to apply a firing motion thereto. In at least one for ...