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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 15, 2010: US07738971 (413 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with a programmable control unit and methods for programming the control unit while the surgical instrument is in a sterile container. The method may comprise packaging the surgical instrument in the container and then sterilizing the surgical instrument while the surgical inst ...


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Swayze Jeffrey S, Shelton Iv Frederick E: Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 16, 2008: EP1943954-A2 (34 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with a programmable control unit and methods for programming the control unit while the surgical instrument is in a sterile container. The method may comprise packaging the surgical instrument in the container and then sterilizing the surgical instrument while the surgical inst ...


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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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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 ...


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Wells D Haberstich, Kevin L Houser: Surgical instrument with ultrasonic transducer having integral switches. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, October 10, 2017: US09782215 (1 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical device comprises a handle assembly, a shaft assembly, and a removable transducer module. The transducer module includes a waveguide, a locking mechanism, and an electronics assembly including at least one button. The handle assembly includes a trigger assembly configured to ac ...


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Kip M Rupp, Sora Rhee, Samantha L Sheets, Daniel J Mumaw, Craig T Davis: Surgical instrument with transducer carrier assembly. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, September 19, 2017: US09763690

A surgical instrument includes an ultrasonic transducer, a body, and a transducer carrier assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to deliver energy through the surgical instrument to a surgical site. The body is operable to house the ultrasonic transducer. The transducer carrier assembly is ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton: Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, July 10, 2008: US20080167736-A1

A surgical instrument with a programmable control unit and methods for programming the control unit while the surgical instrument is in a sterile container. The method may comprise packaging the surgical instrument in the container and then sterilizing the surgical instrument while the surgical inst ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Post-Sterilization Programming of Surgical Instruments. K&L Gates, September 2, 2010: US20100222901-A1

A surgical instrument with a programmable control unit and methods for programming the control unit while the surgical instrument is in a sterile container. The method may comprise packaging the surgical instrument in the container and then sterilizing the surgical instrument while the surgical inst ...