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Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling instrument with an articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 23, 2009: US07549564 (584 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a shaft assembly and an end effector, where the end effector can be moved relative to the shaft assembly. The shaft assembly can include a lock member selectively engageable with the end effector to limit, or prevent, relative movement therebetween. In at least one em ...


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Barry C Worrell, Jason R Lesko: Surgical instrument with contained dual helix actuator assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, January 17, 2017: US09545253 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises an end effector, an elongate shaft, and a handle assembly. The shaft includes an articulation section that is operable to deflect the end effector away from the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The handle assembly includes a rotary member positioned within an intermediate secti ...


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Barry C Worrell, Zhifan F Huang, Jason R Lesko, Matthew C Miller, Geoffrey S Strobl, Gregory A Trees, Charles S Black, William E Clem, Emron Henry, Kevin M Montgomery: Control features for articulating surgical device. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, January 30, 2018: US09877720 (2 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical device includes a body, an end effector, a cutting member, and a shaft. The end effector comprises a pair of jaws and at least one electrode that is operable to deliver RF energy to tissue clamped between the jaws. The cutting member is operable to cut tissue clamped between the j ...


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Boudreaux Chad P: Surgical stapling instrument with an articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 24, 2008: EP2005902-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a shaft assembly and an end effector, where the end effector can be moved relative to the shaft assembly. The shaft assembly can include a lock member selectively engageable with the end effector to limit, or prevent, relative movement therebetween. In at least one em ...


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Barry C Worrell, David K Norvell, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey S Strobl, Jeffrey S Swayze, Gregory A Trees, Jason E Zerkle, Kevin M Montgomery: Articulation joint features for articulating surgical device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 15, 2017: US09730753

An electrosurgical device comprises a body, an end effector, a cutting member, and a shaft. The end effector includes a pair of jaws that are operable to deliver RF energy to tissue that is clamped between the jaws. The cutting member is operable to sever tissue that is clamped between the jaws. The ...


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Shailendra K Parihar, David T Martin, William J White: Electrosurgical device with disposable shaft having clamshell coupling. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, October 10, 2017: US09782219

A surgical device for operating on tissue comprises an end effector, a disposable shaft assembly, and an interface assembly. The shaft assembly comprises an articulation section operable to provide deflection of the end effector relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The interface assembly ...


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Shailendra K Parihar, David T Martin, Gregory W Johnson, William J White, Thomas W Lytle IV, Jason L Harris, Michael L Stokes, Omar J Vakharia: Electrosurgical device with disposable shaft having translating gear and snap fit. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, May 29, 2018: US09980777

An apparatus includes an interface assembly and a shaft assembly. The interface assembly is configured for use with a robotic system and includes a first drive assembly and a mounting plate. The mounting plate includes an opening. The first drive assembly is positioned within the opening such that t ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH CONTAINED DUAL HELIX ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY. February 16, 2017: US20170042605-A1

An apparatus comprises an end effector, an elongate shaft, and a handle assembly. The shaft includes an articulation section that is operable to deflect the end effector away from the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The handle assembly includes a rotary member positioned within an intermediate secti ...


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ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICE WITH DISPOSABLE SHAFT HAVING MODULAR SUBASSEMBLY. December 14, 2017: US20170354460-A1

An apparatus comprises an end effector, a shaft assembly, and an interface assembly. The end effector is operable to manipulate tissue, the shaft assembly is in communication with the end effector and a portion of the shaft assembly extends proximally from the end effector. The interface assembly is ...