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Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instrument with firing actuator lockout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 27, 2016: US09451958 (47 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument system is disclosed. The surgical instrument system comprises an end effector movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration when a closing motion is applied to the end effector, a firing member configured to perform a staple firing stroke when a firing motion ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FIRING LOCKOUT. January 12, 2017: US20170007247-A1

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor and an externally accessible memory device in communication with the first sensor. The first sensor has an output that represents a ...