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Kevin L Houser, Cory G Kimball, Gavin M Monson, Richard W Timm: Surgical instrument with modular shaft and end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, December 6, 2016: US09510895 (6 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument operable to sever tissue includes a body assembly and a selectively coupleable end effector assembly. The end effector assembly may include a transmission assembly, an end effector, and a rotational knob operable to rotate the transmission assembly and the end effector. The bod ...


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William E Clem, William D Dannaher, Daniel W Price, Cory G Kimball, Foster B Stulen, Eitan T Wiener, John B Schulte, Danius P Silkaitus, Stephen J Balek, Michael R Lamping, Jacqueline C Aronhalt: Surgical instrument with stress sensor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 20, 2017: US09681884 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an end effector, an energy component, a control module, and a directional force sensor assembly associated with the energy component and control module. The directional force assembly can include a piezoelectric disc, a piezoresistive element, an accelerometer, and/or a Hall Ef ...


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Daniel W Price, Sora Rhee, Cory G Kimball, Timothy G Dietz, Ashvani K Madan, Donna L Korvick, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey D Messerly, William E Clem, Jacqueline C Aronhalt, William D Dannaher, John B Schulte, Danius P Silkaitis, Stephen J Balek, Michael R Lamping: Surgical instrument with orientation sensing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, February 21, 2017: US09572592 (3 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a body assembly and an end effector. The body assembly includes a control module, an orientation sensor communicatively coupled to the control module, and an energy component. The energy component is operable to activate the end effector at a plurality of energy setti ...


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HOUSER Kevin L, KIMBALL Cory G, MONSON Gavin M, TIMM Richard W: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL AVEC TIGE MODULAIRE ET EFFECTEUR DEXTRÉMITÉ, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MODULAR SHAFT AND END EFFECTOR. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, HOUSER Kevin L, KIMBALL Cory G, MONSON Gavin M, TIMM Richard W, JOHNSON Philip S, May 10, 2012: WO/2012/061640

A surgical instrument operable to sever tissue includes a body assembly and a selectively coupleable end effector assembly. The end effector assembly may include a transmission assembly, an end effector, and a rotational knob operable to rotate the transmission assembly and the end effector. The bod ...


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Kevin L Houser, Cory G Kimball, Gavin M Monson, Richard W Timm: Surgical instrument with modular shaft and end effector. May 10, 2012: US20120116388-A1

A surgical instrument operable to sever tissue includes a body assembly and a selectively coupleable end effector assembly. The end effector assembly may include a transmission assembly, an end effector, and a rotational knob operable to rotate the transmission assembly and the end effector. The bod ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MODULAR SHAFT AND END EFFECTOR. February 16, 2017: US20170042569-A1

A surgical instrument operable to sever tissue includes a body assembly and a selectively coupleable end effector assembly. The end effector assembly may include a transmission assembly, an end effector, and a rotational knob operable to rotate the transmission assembly and the end effector. The bod ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ORIENTATION SENSING. July 13, 2017: US20170196585-A1

A surgical instrument comprises a body assembly and an end effector. The body assembly includes a control module, an orientation sensor communicatively coupled to the control module, and an energy component. The energy component is operable to activate the end effector at a plurality of energy setti ...


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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 ...