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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin R Doll, Eugene Timperman: Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2010: US07644848 (534 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 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 (428 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 Frederick E Iv, Doll Kevin R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Timperman Eugene L: Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 16, 2007: JP2007-203057 (216 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an electronic lockouts and a surgical instrument including the same.SOLUTION: This surgical cutting/stapling instrument includes an end effector and a handle. The end effector includes a channel member, an anvil which is pivotally attached to the channel member, a mo ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Kevin R Doll, Jeffrey S Swayze, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument having a feedback system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 29, 2017: US09743928 (5 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises an articulable end effector; a drive shaft connected to the end effector that drives the end effector; an electric motor connected to the drive shaft that drives the drive shaft; a battery unit for supplying power to the electric motor; at least one sensor for sensing ...


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Jerome R Morgan, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 15, 2017: US09730697 (4 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a fastener cartridge is disclosed. The fastener cartridge comprises a cartridge body comprising a plurality of fasteners, a longitudinal knife slot defined in the cartridge body, and a circuit comprising a plurality of frangible resistors extending across the longitudinal kni ...


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Brett E Swensgard, David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled motorized surgical instrument with an end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 23, 2017: US09655614 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool configured for operation in connection with a robotic system. The surgical tool includes a shaft and an end effector extending distally from the shaft. The end effector comprises a first jaw member and a second jaw member movable relative to the first jaw member from a closed positio ...


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David C Yates, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Brett E Swensgard, Ryan J Laurent: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 24, 2017: US09549732 (4 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical stapler is disclosed. The stapler comprises a handle, a shaft, and a surgical end effector extending from the shaft. The stapler further comprises a firing member configured to move through a plurality of positions during a firing stroke, an electric motor configur ...


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Rebecca J Gettinger, Robert J Simms, Frederick E Shelton IV: Pivotable articulation joint unlocking feature for surgical stapler. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, July 4, 2017: US09693774 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an articulation joint. The end effector is operable to manipulate (e.g., staple) tissue. The articulation joint couples the end effector with the shaft assembly and permits the end effector to deflect away from the longitudinal ax ...


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Jason E Zerkle, Douglas B Hoffman, William J White, Robert J Simms: Lockout feature for movable cutting member of surgical instrument. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, August 1, 2017: US09717497 (2 worldwide citation)

An end effector for use with a surgical instrument includes a first jaw, a second jaw, a blade assembly, and a lockout assembly. The first jaw removably couples with a staple cartridge. The second jaw is movably coupled with the first jaw. The blade assembly translates relative to the first jaw and ...


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Robert J Simms, Douglas B Hoffman, Rebecca J Gettinger, Timothy S Bedard, Dean L Garner, Glen A Armstrong, Janna B Volz: Distal tip features for end effector of surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 18, 2017: US09622746 (2 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft, and an end effector that is operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The end effector comprises and anvil and a cartridge. A longitudinal axis intersects the distal tip of the anvil when the anvil is in a closed position. The cartridge defines a sight lin ...