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Kevin L Houser, Patrick A Weizman, Geoffrey S Strobl, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical instrument shaft with resiliently biased coupling to handpiece. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 23, 2016: US09421062 (3 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a reusable handle assembly and a removable and disposable shaft assembly. The handle assembly includes a trigger, a housing having a distal aperture formed in a distal end of the housing, and a drive member in communication with the trigger to actuate the d ...


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HOUSER Kevin L, WEIZMAN Patrick A, SHELTON Frederick E, STROBL Geoffrey S: TIGE DINSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL POURVUE DUN ACCOUPLEMENT SOLLICITÉ DE MANIÈRE ÉLASTIQUE À UNE PIÈCE À MAIN, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SHAFT WITH RESILIENTLY BIASED COUPLING TO HANDPIECE. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, HOUSER Kevin L, WEIZMAN Patrick A, SHELTON Frederick E, STROBL Geoffrey S, JOHNSON Philip S, May 10, 2012: WO/2012/061641

An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a reusable handle assembly and a removable and disposable shaft assembly. The handle assembly includes a trigger, a housing having a distal aperture formed in a distal end of the housing, and a drive member in communication with the trigger to actuate the d ...


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Kevin L Houser, Patrick A Weizman, Geoffrey S Strobl, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical instrument shaft with resiliently biased coupling to handpiece. May 10, 2012: US20120116389-A1

An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a reusable handle assembly and a removable and disposable shaft assembly. The handle assembly includes a trigger, a housing having a distal aperture formed in a distal end of the housing, and a drive member in communication with the trigger to actuate the d ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTABLE INTEGRAL OR EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE. February 1, 2018: US20180028182-A1

A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft extends distally from the body. The end effector is located at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes an active feature configured to operate on tissue. The body includes a drive feature operable to drive th ...