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Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 26, 2008: US07416101 (618 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly, and a handle. The handle comprises a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly, a motor for actuating the gear drive tra ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Ouwerkerk John N, Morgan Jerome R, Swayze Jeffrey S: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 1, 2007: EP1813205-A1 (327 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly, and a handle. The handle comprises a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly, a motor for actuating the gear drive tra ...


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Ashvani K Madan, Donna L Korvick, Aron O Zingman, John W Willis, Kevin L Houser, Gavin M Monson, Kevin D Felder, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Jeffrey L Aldridge: Sterile medical instrument charging device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, March 21, 2017: US09597143 (13 worldwide citation)

A system includes a medical device and a charging device. A sterile barrier may be interposed between the medical device and the charging device. The medical device includes an integral power source and an active element. The charging device is configured to charge the integral power source. The cha ...


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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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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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Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith: Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly. Ethicon, June 13, 2017: US09675372 (4 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument that may comprise (i) a moveable drive member that is driven in a first direction when the electric motor operates in a first direction and that is driven in a second direction when the electric motor operates in a second direction. Movement of the drive member cau ...


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William D Dannaher, Daniel W Price, Cory G Kimball, William D Kelly, Sora Rhee, Jacob S Gee, Brian D Bertke, Alissa L Welling: Surgical instrument with tissue density sensing. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, October 17, 2017: US09788851 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises an end effector, a body assembly, a power source, and a control module. The end effector is operable for use in a surgical procedure and can deliver energy to a surgical site. The end effector comprises at least one sensor. The sensor is able to measure at least one physical c ...


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William E Clem, William D Dannaher, Daniel W Price, Cory G Kimball, Foster B Stulen, Eitan T Wiener, John B Schulte, Danius P Silkaitus, Stephen J Balek, Michael R Lamping, Jacqueline C Aronhalt: Surgical instrument with stress sensor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 20, 2017: US09681884 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an end effector, an energy component, a control module, and a directional force sensor assembly associated with the energy component and control module. The directional force assembly can include a piezoelectric disc, a piezoresistive element, an accelerometer, and/or a Hall Ef ...


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Daniel W Price, Sora Rhee, Cory G Kimball, Timothy G Dietz, Ashvani K Madan, Donna L Korvick, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey D Messerly, William E Clem, Jacqueline C Aronhalt, William D Dannaher, John B Schulte, Danius P Silkaitis, Stephen J Balek, Michael R Lamping: Surgical instrument with orientation sensing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, February 21, 2017: US09572592 (3 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a body assembly and an end effector. The body assembly includes a control module, an orientation sensor communicatively coupled to the control module, and an energy component. The energy component is operable to activate the end effector at a plurality of energy setti ...