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Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 13, 2015: US08931682 (182 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of ...


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Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments. November 17, 2015: US09186143 (106 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III: Interchangeable clip applier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 7, 2017: US09561038 (8 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for clipping tissue can include an actuator, such as a handle or a robotic arm, for example, and a replaceable end effector including a plurality of clips contained therein. After the replaceable end effector has been used, the end effector can be detached from the actuator and a n ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III: Replaceable clip cartridge for a clip applier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 16, 2017: US09649111 (6 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for clipping tissue can include a replaceable cartridge comprising a stack of clips contained therein and a firing drive configured to reciprocatingly eject, or deploy, the clips from the cartridge. The cartridge and/or the surgical device can include a firing chamber wherein the c ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Stapling systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 7, 2017: US09585658 (5 worldwide citation)

A stapling system is disclosed. The stapling system comprises a housing comprising a rotary drive member, an elongate shaft extending from the housing, wherein the elongate shaft defines a longitudinal axis, and an end effector comprising a jaw configured to support a staple cartridge and an anvil r ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 14, 2017: US09592052 (5 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge. The staple cartridge can include a fir ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, David C Yates: Surgical end effectors having angled tissue-contacting surfaces. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 6, 2018: US09907620 (4 worldwide citation)

Surgical end effectors are disclosed having angled tissue-contacting surfaces. The end effectors may have a first jaw member that is movable relative to a second jaw member between an open position and a closed position. The first jaw member may have a first positively-angled tissue-contacting surfa ...


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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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Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV: Drive systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 5, 2017: US09750498 (4 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, an assembly for clamping and stapling patient tissue is disclosed. The assembly comprises a housing, a shaft extending from the housing, and an end effector extending from the shaft. The end effector comprises a staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples stored therei ...


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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 ...