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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 (552 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 (130 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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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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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Control systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgey, April 25, 2017: US09629629 (1 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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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze, Michael J Vendely, Taylor W Aronhalt: Actuator for releasing a layer of material from a surgical end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 7, 2017: US09585657 (1 worldwide citation)

An end effector assembly for use with a surgical instrument. The end effector assembly can comprise an anvil, a fastener cartridge including fastener cavities, fasteners removably positioned in the fastener cavities, a piece of buttress material releasably secured intermediate the anvil and the fast ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Kevin R Doll, Jeffrey S Swayze, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument having a feedback system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 29, 2017: US09743928 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises an articulable end effector; a drive shaft connected to the end effector that drives the end effector; an electric motor connected to the drive shaft that drives the drive shaft; a battery unit for supplying power to the electric motor; at least one sensor for sensing ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III, Jason L Harris, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors and improved firing beam support arrangements. Ethicon, May 15, 2018: US09968355

A surgical instrument that includes a surgical end effector that is coupled to a shaft assembly by an articulation joint. A flexible firing beam extends through the articulation joint to interface with a firing member in the surgical end effector to apply a firing motion thereto. In at least one for ...


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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

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

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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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material. Ethicon, January 23, 2018: US09872682

An end effector for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The end effector comprises an anvil including a staple forming portion, a cutting member, and a staple cartridge. The staple cartridge comprises a cartridge body, an elongate slot, and a deck. The deck comprises a first deck surface an ...



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