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YATES DAVID C, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV: [fr] Instrument chirurgical motorisé de découpe et de fixation, [de] Motorisiertes chirurgisches Schneid- und Befestigungsinstrument, [en] Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090256-A2 (444 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and a handle connected to the shaft. The handle comprises an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train for powering the drive train and a plurality of series-connect ...


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HALL STEVEN G, TANGUAY RANDALL J, MESSERLY JEFFREY D, ROBERTSON GALEN C, ZWOLINSKI ANDREW M, SWAYZE JEFFREY S, HUITEMA THOMAS W, ARMSTRONG GLEN A, PARIHAR SHAILENDRA K, KORVICK DONNA L, TIMM RICHARD W, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV, SMITH RICHARD C, SIEBENALER DOUGLAS J: [fr] Matériau de renfort pour instrument chirurgical, [de] Versteifungsmaterial für ein chirurgisches Instrument, [en] Buttress material for a surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090237-A1 (287 worldwide citation)

[en] A piece of buttress material and an end-effector of a surgical instrument including features which can aid a surgeon in properly and quickly attaching the piece of buttress material to the end-effector. In various embodiments, a piece of buttress material can include retention features which ca ...


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YATES DAVID C, GIORDANO JAMES R, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV: [fr] Instrument chirurgical motorisé de découpe et de fixation doté dune source dalimentation dans la poignée, [de] Motorisiertes chirurgisches Schneid- und Befestigungsinstrument mit griffbasierter Energiequelle, [en] Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090243-A2 (266 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and a handle connected to the shaft. The handle comprises an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train in the shaft for powering the drive train. The handle also com ...


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HALL STEVEN G, TANGUAY RANDALL J, MESSERLY JEFFREY D, ROBERTSON GALEN C, ZWOLINSKI ANDREW M, HUEIL GEOFFREY C, ORTIZ MARK S, HOFFMAN DOUGLAS B, WEIZMAN PATRICK A, BRUEWER DEAN B, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV, BLAIR GREGORY B: [fr] Unités de chargement jetables pour un instrument chirurgical de découpage et dagrafage, [de] Einwegladeeinheiten für ein chirurgisches Schneid- und Klammerinstrument, [en] Disposable loading units for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090253-A2 (258 worldwide citation)

[en] In various embodiments, a disposable loading unit (16) for a surgical stapling instrument (10) can include an anvil (20), a staple cartridge (220), a staple cartridge channel (218) for operably supporting the staple cartridge (220), and a connector (1017) for removably attaching the disposable ...


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YATES DAVID C, HUITEMA THOMAS W, SHELTON IV FREDERICK E, SWENSGARD BRETT E: [fr] Instrument chirurgical motorisé, [de] Motorbetriebenes chirurgisches Instrument, [en] Motorized surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, March 24, 2010: EP2165660-A2 (232 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical cutting and fastening instrument that is motorized. The instrument comprises in one embodiment a charge accumulator device, separate from a battery, that provides additional power to the motor under certain conditions. In addition, the motor may comprise multiple windings.


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SHELTON IV FREDERICK E, OUWERKERK JOHN N, TIMPERMAN EUGENE L: [fr] Instrument chirurgical ayant des fonctions denregistrement, [de] Chirurgisches Instrument mit Aufzeichnungsfähigkeit, [en] Surgical instrument having recording capabilities. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, March 9, 2011: EP2292153-A1 (201 worldwide citation)

[en] 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. Th ...


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MUELLER PETER M, EVANS ALLAN J: Surgical instrument with a separable coaxial joint, Chirurgisches Instrument mit abtrennbarem koaxialem Gelenk, Instrument chirurgical doté dun joint coaxial séparable. TYCO HEALTHCARE, December 28, 2011: EP2399538-A2 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft having a proximal structural member and a proximal drive member that is selectively movable with respect to the proximal structural member. A modular end effector is removably coupled to the elongated shaft, and has a distal structural member and a d ...