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Frederick E Shelton IV, Gary W Knight, Chester O Baxter III, Kreena B Avimukta: Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 12, 2013: US08393514 (399 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can comprise a compressible, collapsible, and/or crushable cartridge body and fasteners embedded within the cartridge body which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein the first ja ...


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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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Taylor W Aronhalt, Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael J Vendely, Emily A Schellin, Mark S Zeiner: Fastening system comprising a firing member lockout. Ethicon, October 3, 2017: US09775608 (10 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The fastener cartridge assembly can include a cartridge body, a plurality of fasteners removably stored within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The fastener cartridge assembly and/or the surgical instrument c ...


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Emily A Schellin, Michael J Vendely, Lauren S Weaner, Taylor W Aronhalt: Implantable layers comprising a pressed region. Ethicon, July 4, 2017: US09693777 (10 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge is disclosed which includes a cartridge body, a plurality of staples removably stored, at least partially, within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The implantable layer can include a first portion, a second portion spaced apart from the first portion, and a third port ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Jerome R Morgan, Katherine J Schmid, Frederick E Shelton IV: Layer arrangements for surgical staple cartridges. Ethicon, September 26, 2017: US09770245 (10 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge assembly includes, one, a plurality of staples movable between unfired positions and fired positions and, two, a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator and/or a buttress material, for example, wherein the staples are configured to at least partially capture the layer when t ...


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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 ...


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Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jason L Harris: Fastener cartridge comprising tissue control features. Ethicon, January 30, 2018: US09877721 (8 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge can include, one, a cartridge body comprising a deck and a plurality of fastener cavities and, two, a plurality of fasteners positioned in the fastener cavities. The deck can comprise features for controlling the flow of tissue relative thereto. In some instances, the features c ...


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Thomas W Lytle IV, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams, Richard L Leimbach, Frederick E Shelton IV, Brett E Swensgard, Kevin L Houser: Surgical instrument comprising interactive systems. Ethicon, November 21, 2017: US09820738 (7 worldwide citation)

In various instances, the surgical instrument can include a data storage protocol and/or at least one security feature. The surgical instrument can include a locking circuit, for example. In various instances, the surgical instrument can include sensors and/or magnets for detecting various character ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane R Adams, Mark D Overmyer, Brett E Swensgard, Thomas W Lytle IV, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin L Houser: Surgical stapling instrument system. Ethicon, September 5, 2017: US09750499 (7 worldwide citation)

A surgical system can include an electric motor, a sensor and a microcontroller in signal communication with the electric motor and the sensor. In various instances, the microcontroller can adjust the velocity of a firing element when the sensor detects a change in current drawn by the electric moto ...