Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8479969
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13369609

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A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector.

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ETHICON LLCGUAYNABO, PR1030

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Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 960 137675

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7641093 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 350 2006
7721931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 394 2007
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7738971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 381 2007
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7766209 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 382 2008
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7819296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 386 2008
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2009/0209,946 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 309 2008
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8371491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 315 2008
2009/0206,131 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 417 2008
2009/0206,132 FEEDBACK AND LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 236 2008
2008/0185,419 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Part 354 2008
7934630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 348 2008
2008/0245,841 Method for Operating an Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimal Tissue Compression 268 2008
2008/0251,569 Optimal Tissue Compression Electrical Surgical Instrument 300 2008
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8083120 End effector for use with a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 288 2008
7832612 Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler 430 2008
7857186 Surgical stapler having an intermediate closing position 374 2008
7905381 Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement 357 2008
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8210411 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument 289 2008
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7959050 Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release 411 2008
2009/0057,369 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 146 2008
2010/0089,970 POWERED SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS WITH MANUALLY RETRACTABLE FIRING SYSTEM 271 2008
8020743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 335 2008
7918377 Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback 336 2008
2010/0193,567 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING AN ARTICULATION JOINT 227 2009
2010/0193,568 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A MAGNETIC ELEMENT DRIVER 204 2009
2010/0193,569 STERILIZABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 180 2009
8066167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 278 2009
8186560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 262 2009
8141762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 325 2009
8348129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 236 2009
8353438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 219 2009
8353439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 215 2009
2010/0198,220 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND COMPONENTS FOR USE IN STERILE ENVIRONMENTS 188 2009
2011/0114,700 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INTRODUCING A SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENT INTO A PATIENT 283 2009
2011/0118,761 CIRCULAR STAPLER INTRODUCER WITH RIGID DISTAL END PORTION 206 2009
8034077 Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob 335 2009
8136712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 306 2009
8220688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 263 2009
2011/0155,781 SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT THAT ANALYZES TISSUE THICKNESS 277 2009
8267300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 270 2009
2011/0163,147 TEST DEVICE FOR A SURGICAL TOOL 205 2010
2011/0024,479 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 267 2010
2010/0127,042 Staple Cartridges for Forming Staples Having Differing Formed Staple Heights. 199 2010
8215531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 226 2010
8353437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 234 2010
2010/0243,709 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING A RELEASABLE BUTTRESS MATERIAL 236 2010
2010/0213,241 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 191 2010
2010/0179,382 HYDRAULICALLY AND ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED ARTICULATION JOINTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 229 2010
8308040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 228 2010
2010/0264,193 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH AN ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 197 2010
2011/0275,901 LAPAROSCOPIC DEVICES WITH ARTICULATING END EFFECTORS 312 2010
2010/0230,465 Methods for Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Parts for Surgical Instruments 311 2010
2010/0224,669 PNEUMATICALLY POWERED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT WITH A VARIABLE CONTROL OF THE ACTUATING RATE OF FIRING WITH MECHANICAL POWER ASSIST 193 2010
2010/0294,829 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND SENSOR TRANSPONDERS 245 2010
2010/0301,095 INTERLOCK AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INCLUDING SAME 244 2010
2010/0305,552 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH A HANDLE THAT CAN ARTICULATE WITH RESPECT TO THE SHAFT 344 2010
8322589 Surgical stapling instruments 230 2010
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2011/0011,915 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH MECHANISMS FOR ADJUSTING A TISSUE GAP WITHIN THE END EFFECTOR 198 2010
2011/0068,145 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH IMPROVED FIRING TRIGGER ARRANGEMENT 189 2010
8196795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 264 2010
8360296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 231 2010
2011/0006,099 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH CONTROL FEATURES OPERABLE WITH ONE HAND 271 2010
2011/0060,363 SURGICAL STAPLES HAVING COMPRESSIBLE OR CRUSHABLE MEMBERS FOR SECURING TISSUE THEREIN AND STAPLING INSTRUMENTS FOR DEPLOYING THE SAME 345 2010
2012/0071,711 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BATTERIES FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 257 2010
2012/0071,866 POWER CONTROL ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BATTERIES 152 2010
2012/0074,198 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 161 2010
2012/0080,334 SELECTIVELY ORIENTABLE IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE 94 2010
2012/0080,335 COMPRESSIBLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE 176 2010
2012/0080,344 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A SUPPORT RETAINER 312 2010
2012/0080,481 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE HAVING A NON-UNIFORM ARRANGEMENT 212 2010
2012/0080,482 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES SUPPORTING NON-LINEARLY ARRANGED STAPLES AND SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH COMMON STAPLE-FORMING POCKETS 218 2010
2012/0080,484 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH A VARIABLE STAPLE FORMING SYSTEM 246 2010
2012/0080,487 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX AND A COVER 121 2010
2012/0080,501 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH INTERCHANGEABLE STAPLE CARTRIDGE ARRANGEMENTS 189 2010
2012/0080,503 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX AND AN ALIGNMENT MATRIX 190 2010
2012/0080,477 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A POWER CONTROL CIRCUIT 163 2010
2011/0042,441 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A DIRECTIONAL SWITCHING MECHANISM 187 2010
8167185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 272 2010
2011/0068,148 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH INTERLOCKABLE FIRING SYSTEM 251 2010
8196796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 274 2011
2011/0147,434 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 242 2011
8157153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 260 2011
8172124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 280 2011
2011/0125,177 MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 235 2011
2011/0132,965 DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS 195 2011
8113410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 294 2011
2011/0132,963 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR 191 2011
2011/0132,964 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 251 2011
2011/0144,430 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 251 2011
2011/0147,433 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 377 2011
2011/0226,837 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 200 2011
2011/0155,787 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 355 2011
2011/0174,863 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 195 2011
2011/0210,156 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 309 2011
2012/0080,336 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING STAPLES POSITIONED WITHIN A COMPRESSIBLE PORTION THEREOF 363 2011
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2012/0080,338 COMPRESSIBLE STAPLE CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY 262 2011
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2012/0080,488 SURGICAL STAPLER ANVIL COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FORMING POCKETS 277 2011
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2012/0083,833 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A RELEASABLE PORTION 174 2011
2011/0288,573 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT 292 2011
2011/0290,851 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 286 2011
2011/0290,853 ROBOTICALLY-DRIVEN SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH E-BEAM DRIVER 286 2011
2011/0290,854 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SHAFT BASED ROTARY DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 245 2011
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2011/0295,242 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 261 2011
2011/0295,269 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 341 2011
2011/0295,270 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A CONTROL UNIT OF A ROBOTIC SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSOR 184 2011
2012/0298,719 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH ROTATABLE STAPLE DEPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS 206 2011
8292155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 275 2011
8205781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 294 2011
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2012/0234,892 MULTIPLE PART ANVIL ASSEMBLIES FOR CIRCULAR SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES 201 2011
2012/0234,898 CIRCULAR STAPLING DEVICES WITH TISSUE-PUNCTURING ANVIL FEATURES 187 2011
2012/0238,823 SURGICAL ACCESS DEVICES WITH ANVIL INTRODUCTION AND SPECIMEN RETRIEVAL STRUCTURES 228 2011
2012/0238,824 SURGICAL BOWEL RETRACTOR DEVICES 202 2011
2012/0238,826 TRANS-RECTUM UNIVERSAL PORTS 129 2011
2012/0238,829 MODULAR TOOL HEADS FOR USE WITH CIRCULAR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 145 2011
2012/0239,010 MODULAR SURGICAL TOOL SYSTEMS 196 2011
2012/0239,075 RECTAL MANIPULATION DEVICES 139 2011
2012/0239,082 TISSUE MANIPULATION DEVICES 148 2011
2012/0046,692 Adjustable Compression Staple and Method for Stapling with Adjustable Compression 283 2011
2012/0022,523 Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimized Power Supply and Drive 205 2011
2012/0080,475 Method for Operating a Surgial Stapling and Cutting Device 301 2011
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2012/0074,201 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH TRIGGER ASSEMBLY FOR GENERATING MULTIPLE ACTUATION MOTIONS 182 2011
2012/0080,493 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH FLOATING ANVIL 220 2011
2012/0080,498 CURVED END EFFECTOR FOR A STAPLING INSTRUMENT 330 2011
2012/0074,196 ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 175 2011
2012/0132,450 SHIFTABLE DRIVE INTERFACE FOR ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL TOOL 176 2012
2012/0138,660 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED CABLE-BASED SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 273 2012
2012/0199,630 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES 250 2012
2012/0199,631 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM WITH ROTARY ACTUATED CLOSURE SYSTEMS HAVING VARIABLE ACTUATION SPEEDS 164 2012
2012/0199,632 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTIVELY ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 351 2012
2012/0199,633 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH CAM-DRIVEN STAPLE DEPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS 157 2012
2012/0203,247 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM 246 2012
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2013/0012,957 AUTOMATED END EFFECTOR COMPONENT RELOADING SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A ROBOTIC SYSTEM 179 2012
2012/0292,367 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED END EFFECTOR 313 2012
2012/0175,399 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING RECORDING CAPABILITIES 165 2012
2012/0241,491 EXPANDABLE TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 263 2012
2012/0241,492 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE MEDICAMENT 310 2012
2012/0241,493 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING CONTROLLED RELEASE AND EXPANSION 310 2012
2012/0241,496 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CAPSULES 260 2012
2012/0241,497 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A RESERVOIR 250 2012
2012/0241,498 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LAYERS 285 2012
2012/0241,499 RETAINER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 329 2012
2012/0241,500 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING FIBERS TO PRODUCE A RESILIENT LOAD 259 2012
2012/0241,501 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING STRUCTURE TO PRODUCE A RESILIENT LOAD 250 2012
2012/0241,502 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING RESILIENT MEMBERS 295 2012
2012/0241,503 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATORS 252 2012
2012/0241,505 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATORS FOR CIRCULAR SURGICAL STAPLERS 278 2012
2012/0248,169 METHODS FOR FORMING TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL STAPLERS 313 2012
2012/0253,298 LAYERED TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 253 2012
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2012/0265,230 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT 140 2012
2012/0273,551 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING A MEDICAL SUBSTANCE DISPENSER 98 2012
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5364003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 441 1993
5415334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 684 1993
5465895 Surgical stapler instrument 833 1994
5452836 Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism 446 1994
5415335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 497 1994
5529235 Identification device for surgical instrument 780 1994
5487500 Surgical stapler instrument 671 1994
5417361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 582 1994
5558671 Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument 841 1994
5452837 Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge 600 1994
5632432 Surgical instrument 825 1994
5709680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 819 1994
5688270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 737 1995
5599350 Electrosurgical clamping device with coagulation feedback 530 1995
5624452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 935 1995
5693051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 684 1995
5553765 Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement 649 1995
5807393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 630 1995
5562701 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 345 1995
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5626587 Method for operating a surgical instrument 536 1995
5597107 Surgical stapler instrument 860 1995
5535934 Identification device for surgical instrument 645 1995
5535937 Identification device for surgical instrument 659 1995
5547117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 461 1995
5562239 Identification device for surgical instrument 643 1995
5580067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 545 1995
5605273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 450 1995
5693042 Identification device for surgical instrument 413 1995
5855311 Reloadable surgical instrument 674 1995
5653721 Override mechanism for an actuator on a surgical instrument 463 1995
5562241 Surgical stapler instrument 676 1995
5755717 Electrosurgical clamping device with improved coagulation feedback 639 1996
5673842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 505 1996
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5605272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 455 1996
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5713505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 668 1996
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5673840 Surgical instrument 786 1996
5680982 Surgical instrument 702 1996
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5673841 Surgical instrument 849 1996
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5810811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 907 1997
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5951552 Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument 299 1997
5937951 Skin stapler with rack and pinion staple feed mechanism 305 1997
5878938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 443 1997
6017356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 433 1997
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6063098 Articulable ultrasonic surgical apparatus 466 1998
6003517 Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue 487 1998
5951574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 354 1998
6102271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 628 1998
6165175 RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector 303 1999
6296640 RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments 334 1999
6416486 Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface 441 1999
6117158 Ratchet release mechanism for hand held instruments 533 1999
6168605 Curved laparoscopic scissor having arcs of curvature 330 1999
6193129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 571 2000
6468275 RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector 374 2000
6773438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 534 2000
6406440 Specimen retrieval bag 328 2000
6485490 RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments 380 2001
6503257 Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device 652 2001
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6656193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 735 2001
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6551333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 494 2001
6676660 Feedback light apparatus and method for use with an electrosurgical instrument 565 2002
6638297 Surgical staple 340 2002
6543456 Method for minimally invasive surgery in the digestive system 461 2002
7108695 Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects 404 2002
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7001408 Surgical device with expandable member 266 2002
6805273 Surgical stapling instrument 503 2002
2004/0193,189 Passive surgical clip 312 2003
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7431694 Method of guiding medical devices 249 2003
7815565 Endcap for use with an endoscope 248 2003
6905497 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument 494 2003
2004/0254,608 Surgical implant with preferential corrosion zone 415 2003
7094202 Method of operating an endoscopic device with one hand 244 2003
2005/0070,929 Apparatus and method for attaching a surgical buttress to a stapling apparatus 421 2003
7380696 Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism 670 2004
6988650 Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler 450 2004
7147139 Closure plate lockout for a curved cutter stapler 337 2004
7207472 Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler 393 2004
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 371 2004
7143926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 537 2005
7559450 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 470 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 412 2005
7784662 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground 469 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 544 2005
7914543 Single fold device for tissue fixation 315 2005
7615003 Track for medical devices 239 2005
2006/0258,904 Feeding tube and track 245 2005
7559452 Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaws 419 2005
2006/0289,602 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground 523 2005
7780054 Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint 430 2005
2007/0027,468 Surgical instrument with an articulating shaft locking mechanism 272 2005
7641092 Swing gate for device lockout in a curved cutter stapler 272 2005
7407078 Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector 493 2005
7455208 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with rigid firing bar supports 556 2005
2006/0052,825 Surgical implant alloy 393 2005
7328828 Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same 550 2005
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7673783 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 390 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 565 2005
7673780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 405 2005
7799039 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 381 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 632 2005
2007/0114,261 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 307 2005
7246734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 706 2005
7481824 Surgical instrument with bending articulation controlled articulation pivot joint 322 2005
7670334 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 506 2006
7416101 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback 571 2006
7422139 Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 565 2006
7464846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 623 2006
7464849 Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components 485 2006
7568603 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 442 2006
7644848 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 499 2006
7766210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 429 2006
7770775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 496 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 478 2006
2007/0175,950 Disposable staple cartridge having an anvil with tissue locator for use with a surgical cutting and fastening instrument and modular end effector system therefor 616 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 572 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 579 2006
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7575144 Surgical fastener and cutter with single cable actuator 482 2006
2007/0225,562 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 389 2006
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7441684 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features 566 2006
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2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 323 2006
2008/0082,114 Adhesive Mechanical Fastener for Lumen Creation Utilizing Tissue Necrosing Means 278 2006
2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 539 2006
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7721930 Disposable cartridge with adhesive for use with a stapling device 402 2006
2008/0114,385 Method and Device for Effecting Anastomosis of Hollow Organ Structures Using Adhesive and Fasteners 251 2006
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 632 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 631 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 628 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 514 2007
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2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 513 2007
7479608 Force switch 230 2007
7721934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 321 2007
2008/0296,346 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms 491 2007
2008/0308,602 Surgical stapling and cutting instruments 485 2007
2008/0308,603 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved cable attachment arrangements 509 2007
2010/0108,740 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 321 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 424 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 548 2007
2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 606 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 600 2007
2009/0005,809 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 419 2007
2009/0206,133 ARTICULATABLE LOADING UNITS FOR SURGICAL STAPLING AND CUTTING INSTRUMENTS 406 2008
2009/0206,125 PACKAGING FOR ATTACHING BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 520 2008
2009/0206,126 BUTTRESS MATERIAL WITH ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION FEATURES FOR USE WITH SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 541 2008
2009/0206,137 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNITS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 407 2008
2009/0206,139 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 523 2008
2009/0206,141 BUTTRESS MATERIAL HAVING AN ACTIVATABLE ADHESIVE 521 2008
2009/0206,142 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 525 2008
2009/0308,907 PARTIALLY REUSABLE SURGICAL STAPLER 304 2008
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8211125 Sterile appliance delivery device for endoscopic procedures 268 2008
2010/0069,942 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN ACTIONS 451 2008
7714239 Force switch 230 2008
2010/0193,566 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 421 2009
2010/0096,431 ACTIVE BRAKING ELECTRICAL SURGICAL IINSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR BRAKING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT 231 2009
2011/0087,276 METHOD FOR FORMING A STAPLE 385 2009
2011/0114,697 CIRCULAR STAPLER INTRODUCER WITH MULTI-LUMEN SHEATH 374 2009
2011/0024,477 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 384 2010
2011/0024,478 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 384 2010
2010/0133,317 Motor-Driven Surgical Cutting And Fastening Instrument with Tactile Position Feedback 417 2010
2010/0186,219 Force Switch 204 2010
2011/0276,083 BENDABLE SHAFT FOR HANDLE POSITIONING 314 2010
2010/0222,901 Post-Sterilization Programming of Surgical Instruments 358 2010
2011/0006,101 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH CUTTING MEMBER LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS 408 2010
2012/0024,934 TRANSWALL VISUALIZATION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLERS 156 2010
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2012/0029,544 CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH SECONDARY CUTTING ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS OF USING SAME 162 2010
2012/0029,547 SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLER WITH TISSUE RETENTION ARRANGEMENTS 167 2010
2012/0080,332 COLLAPSIBLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE 265 2010
2012/0080,333 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX 128 2010
2012/0080,345 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING BIOABSORBABLE LAYERS 175 2010
2012/0080,478 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES WITH DETACHABLE SUPPORT STRUCTURES AND SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH SYSTEMS FOR PREVENTING ACTUATION MOTIONS WHEN A CARTRIDGE IS NOT PRESENT 327 2010
2012/0080,479 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING MULTIPLE LAYERS 218 2010
2012/0080,480 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CONNECTED RETENTION MATRIX ELEMENTS 194 2010
2012/0080,483 FASTENERS SUPPORTED BY A FASTENER CARTRIDGE SUPPORT 192 2010
2012/0080,485 FASTENING INSTRUMENT FOR DEPLOYING A FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX 235 2010
2012/0080,486 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FASTENER CARTRIDGES 238 2010
2012/0080,496 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH RECONFIGURABLE SHAFT SEGMENTS 189 2010
2012/0080,499 JAW CLOSURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 231 2010
2012/0080,500 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH COMPACT ARTICULATION CONTROL ARRANGEMENT 203 2010
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2012/0234,896 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES 154 2011
2012/0234,899 SURGICAL FASTENER INSTRUMENTS 306 2011
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2012/0239,009 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATABLE AND ROTATABLE END EFFECTOR 175 2011
2011/0192,882 SURGICAL STAPLE HAVING AN EXPANDABLE PORTION 402 2011
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2012/0080,490 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING DETACHABLE PORTIONS 191 2011
2012/0080,491 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING COMPRESSIBLE DISTORTION RESISTANT COMPONENTS 238 2011
2012/0083,834 COMPRESSIBLE STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING ALIGNMENT MEMBERS 176 2011
2012/0083,835 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 240 2011
2012/0083,836 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING AN ADJUSTABLE DISTAL PORTION 216 2011
2012/0160,721 STAPLE CARTRIDGE LOADING ASSEMBLY 186 2011
2011/0290,856 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES 406 2011
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4573469 Two-piece tissue fastener with coinable leg staple and retaining receiver and method and instrument for applying same 293 1983
4610383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 955 1983
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5383880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 867 1992
5271544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 537 1993
5358510 Two part surgical fastener 300 1993
5333772 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 318 1993
5304204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 599 1993
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5332142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 602 1993
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5441494 Manipulable hand for laparoscopy 448 1993
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5465894 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 569 1993
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7334717 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 383 2003
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2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 506 2004
7159750 Surgical stapling device 695 2004
7168604 Surgical stapling device 607 2004
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2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 352 2004
7364060 Surgical stapling device with tiltable anvil head 406 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 604 2004
2005/0245,965 Annular support structures 374 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 290 2005
7097089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 538 2005
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2005/0192,628 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 392 2005
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 460 2005
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7407075 Staple cartridge having multiple staple sizes for a surgical stapling instrument 478 2005
2008/0140,115 Stapling Support Structures 488 2005
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2006/0235,469 Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials 347 2005
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7140527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 550 2005
7188758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 472 2006
7401721 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 360 2006
7717312 Surgical instruments employing sensors 416 2006
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7461767 Battery powered surgical instrument 395 2006
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7815092 Staple pocket arrangement for surgical stapler 290 2006
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2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 479 2006
2008/0083,813 Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument 383 2006
7398908 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 476 2006
7424965 Surgical stapling device 442 2007
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7950560 Powered surgical instrument 359 2007
2008/0251,568 Powered surgical instrument 379 2007
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7494039 Surgical stapling device 468 2007
2008/0035,701 Surgical stapling device 391 2007
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2008/0255,413 Powered surgical instrument 318 2007
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7568604 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 365 2008
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7828189 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 310 2008
7637409 Powered surgical stapling device 406 2008
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2009/0090,763 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE 423 2008
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7922063 Powered surgical instrument 396 2008
2009/0108,048 POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 360 2008
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2009/0114,701 Coated Surgical Staples and an Illuminated Staple Cartridge for a Surgical Stapling Instrument 348 2008
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7837081 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 357 2009
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2010/0108,741 SURGICAL STAPLER 343 2009
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2011/0036,887 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 350 2010
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9510828 Conductor arrangements for electrically powered surgical instruments with rotatable end effectors 0 2013
9445813 Closure indicator systems for surgical instruments 24 2013
9283054 Interactive displays 56 2013
9724091 Surgical stapling device 0 2013
9675355 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 0 2013
9655624 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 0 2013
9603598 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 1 2013
9687231 Surgical stapling instrument 0 2013
9307988 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 53 2013
9066747 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 25 2013
9585660 Method for testing a surgical tool 0 2013
9510850 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2013
9724092 Modular surgical instruments 0 2013
9681870 Articulatable surgical instruments with separate and distinct closing and firing systems 0 2013
9642620 Surgical cutting and stapling instruments with articulatable end effectors 0 2013
9585662 Fastener cartridge comprising an extendable firing member 1 2013
9549735 Fastener cartridge comprising a firing member including fastener transfer surfaces 1 2013
9282966 Surgical stapling instrument 54 2014
9693777 Implantable layers comprising a pressed region 0 2014
9687236 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 0 2014
9603595 Surgical instrument comprising an adjustable system configured to accommodate different jaw heights 1 2014
9408604 Surgical instrument comprising a firing system including a compliant portion 33 2014
8925788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 143 2014
9592052 Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights 1 2014
8973804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 148 2014
9629814 Tissue thickness compensator configured to redistribute compressive forces 0 2014
9750499 Surgical stapling instrument system 0 2014
9743929 Modular powered surgical instrument with detachable shaft assemblies 0 2014
9733663 Power management through segmented circuit and variable voltage protection 0 2014
9690362 Surgical instrument control circuit having a safety processor 0 2014
9649110 Surgical instrument comprising a closing drive and a firing drive operated from the same rotatable output 0 2014
9498245 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2014
9095339 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 113 2014
8998058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 125 2014
8991677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 127 2014
9592053 Staple cartridge comprising multiple regions 0 2014
9179911 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 81 2014
9700321 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 0 2014
9113874 Surgical instrument system 110 2014
9693774 Pivotable articulation joint unlocking feature for surgical stapler 0 2014
9271799 Robotic surgical system with removable motor housing 56 2014
9186143 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 86 2014
9072515 Surgical stapling apparatus 116 2014
9232945 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 69 2014
9220527 Surgical instruments 14 2014
9204878 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 72 2014
9737301 Monitoring device degradation based on component evaluation 0 2014
9724094 Adjunct with integrated sensors to quantify tissue compression 0 2014
9307987 Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness 1 2014
9510830 Staple cartridge 0 2014
9636135 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2014
9724098 Staple cartridge comprising an implantable layer 0 2014
9289206 Lateral securement members for surgical staple cartridges 55 2014
9649126 Seal arrangements for ultrasonically powered surgical instruments 0 2015
9211121 Surgical stapling apparatus 54 2015
9707004 Surgical instruments 0 2015
9642644 Surgical instruments 0 2015
9730697 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2015
9687237 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement 0 2015
9572574 Tissue thickness compensators comprising therapeutic agents 0 2015
9358005 End effector layer including holding features 39 2015
9498219 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2015
9737303 Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism 0 2015
9737302 Surgical stapling instrument having a restraining member 0 2016
9585663 Surgical stapling instrument configured to apply a compressive pressure to tissue 0 2016
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (11)
9700339 Coupling arrangements and methods for attaching tools to ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2009
8978954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 97 2011
9198661 Stapling instrument comprising a plurality of staple cartridges stored therein 78 2011
9107663 Stapling instrument comprising resettable staple drivers 108 2011
8833632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 155 2011
8789739 Continuous stapling instrument 161 2011
8986333 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 0 2012
8899465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 144 2013
9706991 Staple cartridge comprising staples including a lateral base 0 2014
9743928 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 0 2014
9597075 Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices 0 2014
 
Ethicon End-Surgery, LLC (1)
9386988 Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator 35 2012
 
Eticon Endo-Surgery, LLC (1)
9468438 Sensor straightened end effector during removal through trocar 0 2013
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