1
Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III: Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 5, 2013: US08573461 (294 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector that has a shaft coupled thereto that is coupled to a robotic system. A tool mounting portion includes an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train in the shaft for powering the drive train. A power pack that c ...


2
Jason E Zerkle, Douglas B Hoffman, William J White, Robert J Simms: Lockout feature for movable cutting member of surgical instrument. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, August 1, 2017: US09717497 (1 worldwide citation)

An end effector for use with a surgical instrument includes a first jaw, a second jaw, a blade assembly, and a lockout assembly. The first jaw removably couples with a staple cartridge. The second jaw is movably coupled with the first jaw. The blade assembly translates relative to the first jaw and ...


3
Robert J Simms, Douglas B Hoffman, Rebecca J Gettinger, Timothy S Bedard, Dean L Garner, Glen A Armstrong, Janna B Volz: Distal tip features for end effector of surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 18, 2017: US09622746 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft, and an end effector that is operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The end effector comprises and anvil and a cartridge. A longitudinal axis intersects the distal tip of the anvil when the anvil is in a closed position. The cartridge defines a sight lin ...


4
Nicholas Fanelli, Jeffrey C Gagel: Surgical instrument end effector articulation drive with pinion and opposing racks. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, April 18, 2017: US09622747

An apparatus includes a body and a shaft assembly. The shaft assembly is in communication with the body and includes an end effector, first cam gear, second cam gear, and a lock bar. The end effector has an articulation joint. The first cam gear is rotatably positioned within the shaft assembly. The ...


5
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 ...


6
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 ...


7
Nicholas Fanelli, Jeffrey C Gagel, Jason E Zerkle, Robert J Simms: Surgical instrument with articulation lock having a detenting binary spring. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, January 16, 2018: US09867615

A apparatus includes a shaft, an end effector, an articulation joint, and a locking feature. The end effector is pivotable from a first position to a second position. The end effector is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the shaft in the first position and angled relative to the longitudinal axis ...


8
Rebecca J Gettinger, Robert J Simms, Frederick E Shelton IV: Pivotable articulation joint unlocking feature for surgical stapler. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, July 4, 2017: US09693774

An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an articulation joint. The end effector is operable to manipulate (e.g., staple) tissue. The articulation joint couples the end effector with the shaft assembly and permits the end effector to deflect away from the longitudinal ax ...


9
Jeffrey L Savage, Omar J Vakharia, William D Dannaher: Adaptor for robotics cannula and seal assembly. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, February 13, 2018: US09888942

An adaptor apparatus comprises a seal assembly housing, a channel, and tapered surfaces. The adaptor apparatus is configured to connect a trocar seal assembly with a robotic trocar cannula and maintain pneumostasis in an insufflated body cavity of a patient. The seal assembly housing comprises an op ...


10
Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III: Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 9, 2012: US20120199633-A1

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector that has a shaft coupled thereto that is coupled to a robotic system. A tool mounting portion includes an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train in the shaft for powering the drive train. A power pack that c ...