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Geoffrey C Hueil, Joseph Charles Hueil, Kenneth Edward Hogue, Douglas Jon Siebenaler: Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Gamer, March 2, 2010: US07670334 (574 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument is shown, which comprises a shaft and an end effector. The shaft has a longitudinal axis, and the end effector is operationally coupled, preferably mechanically coupled, to the shaft at an articulation pivot. The instrument also comprises a first band, and in some ...


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Hueil Geoffrey C, Hueil Joseph Charles, Hogue Kenneth Edward, Gillum Christopher Lewis, Siebenaler Douglas Jon: Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 11, 2007: EP1806103-A1 (137 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument is shown, which comprises a shaft and an end effector. The shaft has a longitudinal axis, and the end effector is operationally coupled, preferably mechanically coupled, to the shaft at an articulation pivot. The instrument also comprises a first band, and in some ...


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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 (6 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 (5 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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Jeffrey S Swayze, Jerome R Morgan, Katherine J Schmid, Frederick E Shelton IV: Layer arrangements for surgical staple cartridges. Ethicon, September 26, 2017: US09770245 (5 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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Emily A Schellin, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jason L Harris: Fastener cartridge comprising tissue control features. Ethicon, January 30, 2018: US09877721 (3 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Chester O Baxter III: Multiple thickness implantable layers for surgical stapling devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 11, 2017: US09615826 (3 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapler is disclosed. The staple cartridge comprises a cartridge body comprising a deck, a row of first staple cavities defined in the deck, a plurality of first staples, wherein the first staples are positioned in the first staple c ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Lauren S Weaner, Jerome R Morgan, Michael J Vendely, Taylor W Aronhalt: Staple cartridge comprising an adjunct material. Ethicon, March 27, 2018: US09924944 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus is disclosed which comprises cartridge body and a layer. The layer is implantable against tissue by staples deployed from the cartridge body and deformed by an anvil. The cartridge and the layer comprise co-operating features which reduce relative movement between the c ...


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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 (2 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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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 (1 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 ...