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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, William D Dannaher, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey S Strobl, Aaron C Voegele, Timothy P Lessek, Gavin M Monson, Barry C Worrell, Hitesh Jain: Surgical instrument with sensor and powered control. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, October 10, 2017: US09782214 (5 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a temperature sensor and a control unit that is operable to deactivate an end effector of the surgical instrument. In some versions the temperature sensor detects the temperature of a transducer, while in others the temperature sensor detects the temperature of the end ...


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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, STULEN Foster B, DANNAHER William D, SHELTON Frederick E, STROBL Geoffrey S, VOEGELE Aaron C, LESSEK Timothy P, MONSON Gavin M, WORRELL Barry C, JAIN Hitesh: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL POURVU DUN CAPTEUR ET DUNE COMMANDE ÉLECTRIQUE, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SENSOR AND POWERED CONTROL. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, HOUSER Kevin L, STULEN Foster B, DANNAHER William D, SHELTON Frederick E, STROBL Geoffrey S, VOEGELE Aaron C, LESSEK Timothy P, MONSON Gavin M, WORRELL Barry C, JAIN Hitesh, JOHNSON Philip S, May 10, 2012: WO/2012/061739

A surgical instrument includes a temperature sensor and a control unit that is operable to deactivate an end effector of the surgical instrument. In some versions the temperature sensor detects the temperature of a transducer, while in others the temperature sensor detects the temperature of the end ...


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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, William D Dannaher, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey S Strobl, Aaron C Voegele, Timothy P Lessek, Gavin M Monson, Barry C Worrell, Hitesh Jain: Surgical instrument with sensor and powered control. May 10, 2012: US20120116391-A1

A surgical instrument includes a temperature sensor and a control unit that is operable to deactivate an end effector of the surgical instrument. In some versions the temperature sensor detects the temperature of a transducer, while in others the temperature sensor detects the temperature of the end ...


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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 ...