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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical stapling instruments with rotatable staple deployment arrangements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 7, 2015: US09072535 (173 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument. Various embodiments include an actuation system for selectively generating a plurality of control motions. A surgical end effector is operably coupled to the actuation system. The actuation system interfaces with an actuation member configured to operably engage rotat ...


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Thomas W Lytle IV, Richard L Leimbach, Wendy A Kerr, Brett E Swensgard, Kevin D Sackett, Mark D Overmyer: Drive system lockout arrangements for modular surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 25, 2017: US09629623 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument may include at least one drive system that is configured to generate control motions upon actuation thereof. At least one drive system defines an actuation axis. The surgical instrument may further include at least one interchangeable shaft ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Lauren S Weaner, Jerome R Morgan, Michael J Vendely, Taylor W Aronhalt: Staple cartridge comprising an adjunct material. Ethicon, March 27, 2018: US09924944 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus is disclosed which comprises cartridge body and a layer. The layer is implantable against tissue by staples deployed from the cartridge body and deformed by an anvil. The cartridge and the layer comprise co-operating features which reduce relative movement between the c ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Control systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgey, April 25, 2017: US09629629 (2 worldwide citation)

Surgical instruments and control systems therefor are disclosed. A surgical instrument can comprise: a power circuit comprising a power source and a switch, a microcontroller coupled to the power circuit, a handle comprising an attachment portion, and a control circuit in signal communication with t ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Chester O Baxter III: Interchangeable clip applier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 7, 2017: US09561038 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for clipping tissue can include an actuator, such as a handle or a robotic arm, for example, and a replaceable end effector including a plurality of clips contained therein. After the replaceable end effector has been used, the end effector can be detached from the actuator and a n ...


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Taylor W Aronhalt, Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael J Vendely, Emily A Schellin, Mark S Zeiner: Fastening system comprising a firing member lockout. Ethicon, October 3, 2017: US09775608 (1 worldwide citation)

A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The fastener cartridge assembly can include a cartridge body, a plurality of fasteners removably stored within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The fastener cartridge assembly and/or the surgical instrument c ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Modular powered surgical instrument with detachable shaft assemblies. Ethicon, August 29, 2017: US09743929 (1 worldwide citation)

An interchangeable shaft assembly for a surgical instrument that includes first and second drive systems. The interchangeable shaft assembly is configured for removable attachment to a housing of the surgical instrument. Various embodiments include a latch system that enables the interchangeable sha ...


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Emily A Schellin, Michael J Vendely, Lauren S Weaner, Taylor W Aronhalt: Implantable layers comprising a pressed region. Ethicon, July 4, 2017: US09693777 (1 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge is disclosed which includes a cartridge body, a plurality of staples removably stored, at least partially, within the cartridge body, and an implantable layer. The implantable layer can include a first portion, a second portion spaced apart from the first portion, and a third port ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Stapling systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 7, 2017: US09585658 (1 worldwide citation)

A stapling system is disclosed. The stapling system comprises a housing comprising a rotary drive member, an elongate shaft extending from the housing, wherein the elongate shaft defines a longitudinal axis, and an end effector comprising a jaw configured to support a staple cartridge and an anvil r ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 14, 2017: US09592052 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge. The staple cartridge can include a fir ...