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Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard W Timm: Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2011: US07905380 (383 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a drive mechanism configured to advance a staple driver and/or cutting member at a first rate and retract the staple driver and/or cutting member at a different rate. In at least one embodiment, the rate at which the driver and cutting member is advanced and/or retrac ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean L Garner, September 17, 2013: US08534528 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a remotely controllable user interface, and a firing drive configured to generate a rotary firing motion upon a first actuation of the remotely controllable user interface and a rotary refraction motion upon an other actuation of remotely controllable user interface. The ...


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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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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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SHELTON IV FREDERICK E, TIMM RICHARD W: Instrument chirurgical disposant dun mécanisme de commutation directionnelle à taux multiples, Chirurgisches Instrument mit Schaltmechanismus für mehrere Richtungen, Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, October 24, 2012: EP2514371-A2

A surgical instrument including a drive mechanism configured to advance a staple driver and/or cutting member at a first rate and retract the staple driver and/or cutting member at a different rate. In at least one embodiment, the rate at which the driver and cutting member is advanced and/or retrac ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard W Timm: Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism. K&L Gates, December 4, 2008: US20080300613-A1

A surgical instrument including a drive mechanism configured to advance a staple driver and/or cutting member at a first rate and retract the staple driver and/or cutting member at a different rate. In at least one embodiment, the rate at which the driver and cutting member is advanced and/or retrac ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical Instrument Having A Multiple Rate Directional Switching Mechanism. June 30, 2011: US20110155786-A1

A surgical instrument having a remotely controllable user interface, and a firing drive configured to generate a rotary firing motion upon a first actuation of the remotely controllable user interface and a rotary refraction motion upon an other actuation of remotely controllable user interface. The ...


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SHELTON Frederick E IV: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL À MÉCANISME DE COMMUTATION DIRECTIONNELLE À VITESSES MULTIPLES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A MULTIPLE RATE DIRECTIONAL SWITCHING MECHANISM. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, SHELTON Frederick E IV, JOHNSON Philip S, September 7, 2012: WO/2012/118842

A surgical instrument having a remotely controllable user interface, and a firing drive configured to generate a rotary firing motion upon a first actuation of the remotely controllable user interface and a rotary retraction motion upon an other actuation of remotely controllable user interface. The ...


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ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SHAFT BASED ROTARY DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. October 4, 2018: US20180280021-A1

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 ...