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Omar J Vakharia, Jeffrey D Messerly, David Stefanchik, Steven P Smolik: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned jaw assemblies. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 31, 2016: US09351754 (34 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments comprising an end effector, a shaft and a jaw assembly. The end effector may comprise an ultrasonic blade extending distally substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis. The shaft may extend proximally from the end effector along the longitu ...


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Jacob S Gee, Foster B Stulen, Kevin L Houser, Craig N Faller, Sora Rhee, William D Dannaher, Gregory W Johnson: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with control mechanisms. Ethicon, November 21, 2017: US09820768 (6 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments for use in handheld applications or with robotic surgical systems. The surgical instruments may comprise an end effector to treat tissue and a shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis. Some embodiments may be ...


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Daniel W Price, Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, October 24, 2017: US09795405 (1 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises an articulable waveguide. The articulable waveguide may be configured to transmit ultrasonic energy therealong. The articulable waveguide comprises a proximal drive section, an end effector and a first flexible. The proximal drive section is configu ...


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Barry C Worrell, Geoffrey S Strobl, Gregory A Trees, Jonathan T Batross, Nicholas G Molitor, Kristen T Shoger, David K Norvell, Michael J Andreyko, Gregory W Johnson, Shawn C Snyder: Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 22, 2017: US09737326 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical robot control system including a controller, a coupling system, a sensor, and a feedback device is disclosed. The coupling system is configured to couple a handheld surgical user interface to the controller. The handheld user interface may control a function of a robotic surgical system. ...


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Foster B Stulen, Randolph Stewart, Chad P Boudreaux: Closed feedback control for electrosurgical device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 25, 2017: US09713507 (1 worldwide citation)

A robotic surgical system comprising a surgical instrument comprising an end effector comprising (i) a blade, (ii) a first jaw member including a first electrode, and (iii) a second jaw member including a second electrode. The robotic surgical system may also comprise a motor and a control circuit c ...


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ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH DISTALLY POSITIONED JAW ASSEMBLIES. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 2, 2014: US20140005704-A1

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments comprising an end effector, a shaft and a jaw assembly. The end effector may comprise an ultrasonic blade extending distally substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis. The shaft may extend proximally from the end effector along the longitu ...


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[ZH] 具有定位在远侧的钳口组件的超声外科器械, [EN] Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned jaw assemblies. May 6, 2015: CN133654262

[EN] Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments comprising an end effector, a shaft and a jaw assembly. The end effector may comprise an ultrasonic blade extending distally substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis. The shaft may extend proximally from the end effector along the lo ...


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ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH DISTALLY POSITIONED JAW ASSEMBLIES. December 1, 2016: US20160346001-A1

Surgical instruments including a shaft, a jaw assembly and an ultrasonic assembly are disclosed. The shaft may extend along a shaft axis. The jaw assembly may be coupled to a distal end of the shaft and may include a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The jaw assembly may be configured to piv ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATING SHAFTS. April 20, 2017: US20170105757-A1

Various example embodiments described herein are directed to articulating surgical instruments for treating tissue comprising an end effector and a shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis. In certain embodiments, the shaft comprises a plurality of transverse spacer ...


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ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH DISTALLY POSITIONED TRANSDUCERS. August 31, 2017: US20170245875-A1

Various embodiments are direct to a surgical instrument comprising and end effector, an articulating shaft and an ultrasonic transducer assembly. The end effector may comprise an ultrasonic blade. The articulating shaft may extend proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis and may co ...