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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, July 3, 2012: US08210411 (395 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and handle connected to the shaft. The end effector may comprise a cutting instrument that, when actuated, longitudinally traverses the end effector to cut tissue clamped i ...


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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 Endo Surgery, July 17, 2012: US08220688 (322 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument having a control assembly for controlling a switch of the instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a motor control circuit, a drive member, and a slider. The drive member comprises a first shoulder at a first position and a second shoulder at a second posit ...


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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 Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453914 (293 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument having a control assembly for controlling a switch of the instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a motor control circuit, a drive member, and a slider. The drive member comprises a first shoulder at a first position and a second shoulder at a second posit ...


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Joseph L Mark, Michael E Miller, Miklos T Kara, Daniel John Henry, Brian McCary: System for controlling a motor driven surgical cutting instrument. Promex, Baker & Daniels, June 12, 2001: US06245084 (210 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for controlling the stopping position of a surgical cutting tool relative to a tissue entrance location of a cannula housing the cutting tool. A signal processor is responsive to a motor activation signal to provide a motor activation signal to a motor control unit for driving a ...


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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, December 10, 2013: US08602287 (207 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, an electric motor, and a motor control circuit. The motor control circuit is for monitoring a parameter of the electric motor that is indicative of movement of a moveable member of the end effector, and for adju ...


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YATES DAVID C, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV, SMITH BRET W, SWENSGARD BRETT E, LAURENT RYAN J: [fr] Instrument chirurgical de découpe motorisé, [de] Motorbetriebenes chirurgisches Schneidinstrument, [en] Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, March 24, 2010: EP2165664-A2 (105 worldwide citation)

[en] A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and handle connected to the shaft. The end effector may comprise a cutting instrument that, when actuated, longitudinally traverses the end effector to cut tissue clam ...


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Joseph L Mark, Michael E Miller, Miklos T Kara, Daniel John Henry, Brian McCary: System for controlling a motor driven surgical cutting instrument. Promex, Baker & Daniels, March 19, 2002: US06358263 (36 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for controlling the stopping position of a surgical cutting tool relative to a tissue entrance location of a cannula housing the cutting tool. A signal processor is responsive to a motor activation signal to provide a motor activation signal to a motor control unit for driving a ...


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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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Thomas W Lytle IV, Richard L Leimbach, Wendy A Kerr, Brett E Swensgard, Kevin D Sackett, Mark D Overmyer: Drive system lockout arrangements for modular surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 25, 2017: US09629623 (11 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument may include at least one drive system that is configured to generate control motions upon actuation thereof. At least one drive system defines an actuation axis. The surgical instrument may further include at least one interchangeable shaft ...


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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 ...