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Michael P Whitman: Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments. Powermed, Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C, November 13, 2001: US06315184 (706 worldwide citation)

A stapling device for use as an attachment to an electromechanical device driver comprises an upper jaw and a lower jaw, the upper jaw having staple guides corresponding to one or more staples in a removable staple tray disposed within a lower jaw, whereby a wedge having a threaded bore travels upon ...


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Michael P Whitman: System and method for calibrating a surgical instrument. Covidien, August 29, 2017: US09743927 (8 worldwide citation)

A calibration system for a surgical instrument. The calibration system includes an actuator, such as a motor system and a flexible shaft. The calibration system also includes a surgical instrument actuatable by the actuator. The calibration system also include calibration data corresponding to the s ...


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Michael P Whitman: Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device. Covidien, May 30, 2017: US09662514

An electro-mechanical surgical device, system and/or method may include a housing, at least two opposing jaw, and at least one electrical contact associated with at least one of the jaws. The electrical contact may include at least one of a bipolar electrical contact and an ultrasonic electrical con ...


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SHAFT, E.G., FOR AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SURGICAL DEVICE. March 2, 2017: US20170056119-A1

A shaft being, e.g., flexible, that includes an elongated outer sheath, at least one drive shaft disposed within the outer sheath and a ring non-rotatably mounted on the at least one rotatable drive shaft and at least one light source mounted within the shaft, such that, upon rotation of the at leas ...


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ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SURGICAL DEVICE. October 19, 2017: US20170296278-A1

An electromechanical surgical device includes a motor system configured to drive drive-shafts and a steering cable arrangement. A control system may be provided for controlling the motor system. A remote control unit may also be provided for controlling the motor system via the control system. Optic ...


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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT. December 14, 2017: US20170354410-A1

A calibration system for a surgical instrument. The calibration system includes an actuator, such as a motor system and a flexible shaft. The calibration system also includes a surgical instrument actuatable by the actuator. The calibration system also include calibration data corresponding to the s ...