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Kenneth S Wales, Joseph Charles Heuil: Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 15, 2005: US06964363 (764 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firin ...


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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 (5 worldwide citation)

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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Ryan J Laurent, Brett E Swensgard, Bret W Smith, Craig S Smith, Cory G Kimball, Wendy A Kerr: Method for testing a surgical tool. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 7, 2017: US09585660 (4 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a method is provided. The method comprises obtaining a surgical tool configured to perform a surgical function, wherein the surgical tool comprises a firing member and a lockout, wherein an actuation movement of the firing member is configured to generate the surgical functio ...


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Wales Kenneth S, Heuil Joseph C: Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 6, 2005: EP1520520-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firin ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Joseph Charles Hueil: Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar. Frost Brown Todd, January 13, 2005: US20050006429-A1

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firin ...


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Wales Kenneth S, Heuil Joseph Charles: Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar. Ethicon Endo Surgery, zhao xin, July 13, 2005: CN200410064082

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firin ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING FORCE FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES. January 19, 2017: US20170014129-A1

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has a force delivery system which communicates a changing force to a user of the surgical instrument when a limit of a surgical function is reached. A sensor senses position of a moving element to communicate a signal to the force delivery system. In va ...


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ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT. January 12, 2017: US20170007250-A1

A process and system are disclosed for downloading sensor data, stored in a memory device of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument, to an external or remote computer device. The process may involve storing data from one or more sensors of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument in a memory ...


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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 ...