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, PR1081

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Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 960 155726

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8186555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 306 2006
2007/0221,700 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING ARTICULATION 327 2006
2007/0221,701 SURGICAL FASTENER AND CUTTER WITH MIMICKING END EFFECTOR 241 2006
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7641093 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 386 2006
7721931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 429 2007
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7738971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 416 2007
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7954682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 379 2007
2008/0167,522 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 325 2007
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2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 502 2007
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2007/0270,784 Electric surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive 268 2007
2007/0270,884 Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive 291 2007
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7832408 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 469 2007
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7669747 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 510 2007
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7735703 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 414 2007
7966799 Method of manufacturing staples 299 2007
2009/0001,124 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 418 2007
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7419080 Surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob 506 2007
7658311 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 549 2008
7954684 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 360 2008
2008/0172,088 Adjustable Compression Staple and Method for Stapling with Adjustable Compression 336 2008
7766209 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 411 2008
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7819296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 415 2008
7819297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 415 2008
7819298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 476 2008
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7861906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 507 2008
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7913891 Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith 374 2008
2009/0209,946 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 312 2008
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2009/0209,990 MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT HAVING HANDLE BASED POWER SOURCE 294 2008
2012/0286,019 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH LOAD-SENSITIVE FIRING MECHANISM 129 2008
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7959051 Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 388 2008
7980443 End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 353 2008
8371491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 350 2008
2009/0206,131 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 447 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 388 2008
7934630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 377 2008
2008/0245,841 Method for Operating an Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimal Tissue Compression 296 2008
2008/0251,569 Optimal Tissue Compression Electrical Surgical Instrument 328 2008
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8245898 Surgical stapling and cutting device 306 2008
7837080 Surgical stapling instrument with device for indicating when the instrument has cut through tissue 405 2008
8083120 End effector for use with a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 318 2008
7832612 Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler 463 2008
7857186 Surgical stapler having an intermediate closing position 403 2008
7905381 Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement 386 2008
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8210411 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument 323 2008
2010/0076,475 MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 283 2008
7959050 Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release 444 2008
2009/0057,369 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 147 2008
2010/0089,970 POWERED SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS WITH MANUALLY RETRACTABLE FIRING SYSTEM 273 2008
8020743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 374 2008
7918377 Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback 364 2008
2010/0193,567 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING AN ARTICULATION JOINT 228 2009
2010/0193,568 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A MAGNETIC ELEMENT DRIVER 210 2009
2010/0193,569 STERILIZABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 181 2009
8066167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 306 2009
8186560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 292 2009
8141762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 358 2009
8348129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 265 2009
8353438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 247 2009
8353439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 243 2009
2010/0198,220 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND COMPONENTS FOR USE IN STERILE ENVIRONMENTS 189 2009
2011/0114,700 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INTRODUCING A SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENT INTO A PATIENT 284 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 365 2009
8136712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 338 2009
8220688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 292 2009
2011/0155,781 SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT THAT ANALYZES TISSUE THICKNESS 285 2009
8267300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 302 2009
2011/0163,147 TEST DEVICE FOR A SURGICAL TOOL 206 2010
2011/0024,479 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 267 2010
2010/0127,042 Staple Cartridges for Forming Staples Having Differing Formed Staple Heights. 200 2010
8215531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 253 2010
8353437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 265 2010
2010/0243,709 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING A RELEASABLE BUTTRESS MATERIAL 238 2010
2010/0213,241 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 192 2010
2010/0179,382 HYDRAULICALLY AND ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED ARTICULATION JOINTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 230 2010
8308040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 257 2010
2010/0264,193 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH AN ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 199 2010
2011/0275,901 LAPAROSCOPIC DEVICES WITH ARTICULATING END EFFECTORS 339 2010
2010/0230,465 Methods for Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Parts for Surgical Instruments 339 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 247 2010
2010/0301,095 INTERLOCK AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INCLUDING SAME 247 2010
2010/0305,552 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH A HANDLE THAT CAN ARTICULATE WITH RESPECT TO THE SHAFT 351 2010
8322589 Surgical stapling instruments 259 2010
2011/0011,914 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH IMPROVED FIRING TRIGGER ARRANGEMENT 202 2010
2011/0006,103 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH CUTTING MEMBER REVERSING MECHANISM 203 2010
2011/0011,915 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH MECHANISMS FOR ADJUSTING A TISSUE GAP WITHIN THE END EFFECTOR 199 2010
2011/0068,145 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH IMPROVED FIRING TRIGGER ARRANGEMENT 190 2010
8196795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 293 2010
8360296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 258 2010
2011/0006,099 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH CONTROL FEATURES OPERABLE WITH ONE HAND 273 2010
2011/0060,363 SURGICAL STAPLES HAVING COMPRESSIBLE OR CRUSHABLE MEMBERS FOR SECURING TISSUE THEREIN AND STAPLING INSTRUMENTS FOR DEPLOYING THE SAME 372 2010
2012/0071,711 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BATTERIES FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 262 2010
2012/0071,866 POWER CONTROL ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BATTERIES 153 2010
2012/0074,198 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 163 2010
2012/0080,334 SELECTIVELY ORIENTABLE IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE 95 2010
2012/0080,335 COMPRESSIBLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE 178 2010
2012/0080,344 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A SUPPORT RETAINER 339 2010
2012/0080,481 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE HAVING A NON-UNIFORM ARRANGEMENT 218 2010
2012/0080,482 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES SUPPORTING NON-LINEARLY ARRANGED STAPLES AND SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH COMMON STAPLE-FORMING POCKETS 225 2010
2012/0080,484 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH A VARIABLE STAPLE FORMING SYSTEM 253 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 192 2010
2012/0080,503 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX AND AN ALIGNMENT MATRIX 193 2010
2012/0080,477 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A POWER CONTROL CIRCUIT 164 2010
2011/0042,441 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A DIRECTIONAL SWITCHING MECHANISM 190 2010
8167185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 301 2010
2011/0068,148 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH INTERLOCKABLE FIRING SYSTEM 253 2010
8196796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 303 2011
2011/0147,434 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 243 2011
8157153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 287 2011
8172124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 309 2011
2011/0125,177 MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 236 2011
2011/0132,965 DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS 196 2011
8113410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 323 2011
2011/0132,963 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR 192 2011
2011/0132,964 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 253 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 406 2011
2011/0226,837 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 202 2011
2011/0155,787 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 369 2011
2011/0174,863 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 196 2011
2011/0210,156 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 336 2011
2012/0080,336 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING STAPLES POSITIONED WITHIN A COMPRESSIBLE PORTION THEREOF 393 2011
2012/0080,337 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING PORTIONS HAVING DIFFERENT PROPERTIES 228 2011
2012/0080,338 COMPRESSIBLE STAPLE CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY 271 2011
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2012/0080,488 SURGICAL STAPLER ANVIL COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FORMING POCKETS 288 2011
2012/0080,489 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR FOR A SURGICAL STAPLER COMPRISING AN ADJUSTABLE ANVIL 218 2011
2012/0083,833 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A RELEASABLE PORTION 175 2011
2011/0288,573 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT 299 2011
2011/0290,851 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 295 2011
2011/0290,853 ROBOTICALLY-DRIVEN SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH E-BEAM DRIVER 292 2011
2011/0290,854 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SHAFT BASED ROTARY DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 254 2011
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2011/0295,242 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 268 2011
2011/0295,269 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 364 2011
2011/0295,270 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A CONTROL UNIT OF A ROBOTIC SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSOR 185 2011
2012/0298,719 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH ROTATABLE STAPLE DEPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS 213 2011
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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 230 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 197 2011
2012/0239,075 RECTAL MANIPULATION DEVICES 139 2011
2012/0239,082 TISSUE MANIPULATION DEVICES 150 2011
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2012/0080,475 Method for Operating a Surgial Stapling and Cutting Device 330 2011
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2012/0080,493 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH FLOATING ANVIL 226 2011
2012/0080,498 CURVED END EFFECTOR FOR A STAPLING INSTRUMENT 359 2011
2012/0074,196 ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 177 2011
2012/0132,450 SHIFTABLE DRIVE INTERFACE FOR ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL TOOL 180 2012
2012/0138,660 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED CABLE-BASED SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 285 2012
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2012/0241,491 EXPANDABLE TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 274 2012
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2012/0241,498 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LAYERS 302 2012
2012/0241,499 RETAINER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 345 2012
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2012/0241,501 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING STRUCTURE TO PRODUCE A RESILIENT LOAD 258 2012
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2012/0241,505 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATORS FOR CIRCULAR SURGICAL STAPLERS 292 2012
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2012/0253,298 LAYERED TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 265 2012
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5465895 Surgical stapler instrument 874 1994
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5415335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 528 1994
5529235 Identification device for surgical instrument 819 1994
5487500 Surgical stapler instrument 702 1994
5417361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 612 1994
5558671 Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument 878 1994
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5632432 Surgical instrument 870 1994
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5688270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 771 1995
5599350 Electrosurgical clamping device with coagulation feedback 566 1995
5624452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 971 1995
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5553765 Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement 681 1995
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5562701 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 374 1995
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5626587 Method for operating a surgical instrument 574 1995
5597107 Surgical stapler instrument 897 1995
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5547117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 490 1995
5562239 Identification device for surgical instrument 681 1995
5580067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 575 1995
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5653721 Override mechanism for an actuator on a surgical instrument 493 1995
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5937951 Skin stapler with rack and pinion staple feed mechanism 332 1997
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6102271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 656 1998
6165175 RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector 332 1999
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6117158 Ratchet release mechanism for hand held instruments 565 1999
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6551333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 525 2001
6676660 Feedback light apparatus and method for use with an electrosurgical instrument 598 2002
6638297 Surgical staple 367 2002
6543456 Method for minimally invasive surgery in the digestive system 493 2002
7108695 Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects 435 2002
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7001408 Surgical device with expandable member 293 2002
6805273 Surgical stapling instrument 532 2002
2004/0193,189 Passive surgical clip 341 2003
7056330 Method for applying tissue fastener 529 2003
7431694 Method of guiding medical devices 276 2003
7815565 Endcap for use with an endoscope 277 2003
6905497 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument 533 2003
2004/0254,608 Surgical implant with preferential corrosion zone 444 2003
7094202 Method of operating an endoscopic device with one hand 271 2003
2005/0070,929 Apparatus and method for attaching a surgical buttress to a stapling apparatus 451 2003
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6988650 Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler 480 2004
7147139 Closure plate lockout for a curved cutter stapler 366 2004
7207472 Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler 421 2004
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 399 2004
7143926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 575 2005
7559450 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 504 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 442 2005
7784662 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground 502 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 573 2005
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7615003 Track for medical devices 266 2005
2006/0258,904 Feeding tube and track 272 2005
7559452 Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaws 456 2005
2006/0289,602 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground 553 2005
7780054 Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint 461 2005
2007/0027,468 Surgical instrument with an articulating shaft locking mechanism 300 2005
7641092 Swing gate for device lockout in a curved cutter stapler 300 2005
7407078 Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector 530 2005
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7673783 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 419 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 602 2005
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7799039 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 416 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 668 2005
2007/0114,261 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 309 2005
7246734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 743 2005
7481824 Surgical instrument with bending articulation controlled articulation pivot joint 356 2005
7670334 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 546 2006
7416101 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback 615 2006
7422139 Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 609 2006
7464846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 668 2006
7464849 Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components 521 2006
7568603 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 479 2006
7644848 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 542 2006
7766210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 470 2006
7770775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 539 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 491 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 654 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 609 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 616 2006
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2007/0225,562 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 417 2006
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2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 609 2006
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2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 576 2006
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2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 666 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 664 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 662 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 543 2007
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2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 542 2007
7479608 Force switch 258 2007
7721934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 349 2007
2008/0296,346 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms 520 2007
2008/0308,602 Surgical stapling and cutting instruments 514 2007
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2010/0108,740 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 348 2007
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2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 578 2007
2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 638 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 632 2007
2009/0005,809 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 446 2007
2009/0206,133 ARTICULATABLE LOADING UNITS FOR SURGICAL STAPLING AND CUTTING INSTRUMENTS 433 2008
2009/0206,125 PACKAGING FOR ATTACHING BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 550 2008
2009/0206,126 BUTTRESS MATERIAL WITH ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION FEATURES FOR USE WITH SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 571 2008
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2009/0206,139 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 553 2008
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2009/0206,142 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 555 2008
2009/0308,907 PARTIALLY REUSABLE SURGICAL STAPLER 333 2008
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7714239 Force switch 258 2008
2010/0193,566 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 450 2009
2010/0096,431 ACTIVE BRAKING ELECTRICAL SURGICAL IINSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR BRAKING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT 258 2009
2011/0087,276 METHOD FOR FORMING A STAPLE 414 2009
2011/0114,697 CIRCULAR STAPLER INTRODUCER WITH MULTI-LUMEN SHEATH 402 2009
2011/0024,477 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 413 2010
2011/0024,478 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 413 2010
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2010/0186,219 Force Switch 231 2010
2011/0276,083 BENDABLE SHAFT FOR HANDLE POSITIONING 341 2010
2010/0222,901 Post-Sterilization Programming of Surgical Instruments 385 2010
2011/0006,101 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH CUTTING MEMBER LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS 441 2010
2012/0024,934 TRANSWALL VISUALIZATION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLERS 157 2010
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2012/0029,544 CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH SECONDARY CUTTING ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS OF USING SAME 162 2010
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2012/0080,332 COLLAPSIBLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE 271 2010
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2012/0080,345 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING BIOABSORBABLE LAYERS 176 2010
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2012/0080,479 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING MULTIPLE LAYERS 224 2010
2012/0080,480 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CONNECTED RETENTION MATRIX ELEMENTS 199 2010
2012/0080,483 FASTENERS SUPPORTED BY A FASTENER CARTRIDGE SUPPORT 195 2010
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2012/0080,486 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FASTENER CARTRIDGES 244 2010
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2012/0080,499 JAW CLOSURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 237 2010
2012/0080,500 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH COMPACT ARTICULATION CONTROL ARRANGEMENT 209 2010
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2012/0239,009 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATABLE AND ROTATABLE END EFFECTOR 177 2011
2011/0192,882 SURGICAL STAPLE HAVING AN EXPANDABLE PORTION 433 2011
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2012/0080,491 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING COMPRESSIBLE DISTORTION RESISTANT COMPONENTS 244 2011
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2012/0160,721 STAPLE CARTRIDGE LOADING ASSEMBLY 190 2011
2011/0290,856 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES 444 2011
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4527724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 482 1983
4548202 Mesh tissue fasteners 1097 1983
4573469 Two-piece tissue fastener with coinable leg staple and retaining receiver and method and instrument for applying same 320 1983
4610383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 988 1983
4591085 Surgical instrument for applying fasteners, said instrument having an improved trigger interlocking mechanism (Case VI) 394 1984
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4655222 Coated surgical staple 480 1984
4605001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 634 1984
4608981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 674 1984
4693248 Two-piece tissue fastener with deformable retaining receiver 284 1985
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5104025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 727 1990
5129570 Surgical stapler 819 1990
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5137198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 524 1991
5065929 Surgical stapler with locking means 913 1991
5297714 Surgical staple with modified "B" shaped configuration 308 1991
5246156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 588 1991
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5258012 Surgical fasteners 321 1992
5307976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 816 1992
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5330502 Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism 767 1992
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5409498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 433 1992
5356006 Sterile package for surgical devices 275 1992
5383880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 909 1992
5271544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 568 1993
5358510 Two part surgical fastener 327 1993
5333772 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 345 1993
5304204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 627 1993
5374277 Surgical instrument 693 1993
5431668 Ligating clip applier 420 1993
5332142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 637 1993
5433721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 1126 1993
5403312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 1441 1993
5441494 Manipulable hand for laparoscopy 479 1993
5447513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 442 1993
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5465894 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 598 1993
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6605078 Full thickness resection device 366 2001
6974462 Surgical anchor implantation device 454 2001
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7442201 Impermanent biocompatible fastener 281 2003
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6866178 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 410 2003
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GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED (73)
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6093186 Electrosurgical generator and system 573 1997
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6416509 Electrosurgical generator and system 555 1998
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6261286 Electrosurgical generator and system 521 1998
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6277114 Electrode assembly for an electrosurical instrument 317 1999
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6228081 Electrosurgery system and method 517 1999
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5865361 Surgical stapling apparatus 885 1997
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7334717 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 412 2003
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7070083 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 583 2003
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7207471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 605 2003
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7743960 Surgical device 442 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 586 2003
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7303106 Surgical stapling device with visual indicator 511 2003
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2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 535 2004
7159750 Surgical stapling device 729 2004
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2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 353 2004
7364060 Surgical stapling device with tiltable anvil head 435 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 640 2004
2005/0245,965 Annular support structures 401 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 319 2005
7097089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 569 2005
7143924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 495 2005
7172104 Surgical stapling apparatus 486 2005
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2005/0192,628 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 419 2005
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 495 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 638 2005
7407075 Staple cartridge having multiple staple sizes for a surgical stapling instrument 508 2005
2008/0140,115 Stapling Support Structures 519 2005
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7938307 Support structures and methods of using the same 408 2005
2006/0085,033 Surgical apparatus and structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 483 2005
8097017 Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials 318 2005
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2006/0108,393 Structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 487 2005
2006/0235,469 Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials 374 2005
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7140527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 579 2005
7188758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 501 2006
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7717312 Surgical instruments employing sensors 451 2006
7722610 Multiple coil staple and staple applier 278 2006
7461767 Battery powered surgical instrument 427 2006
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2006/0278,680 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 426 2006
2006/0278,681 Battery powered surgical instrument 367 2006
7815092 Staple pocket arrangement for surgical stapler 319 2006
2007/0055,219 Shaft, e.g., for an electro-mechanical surgical device 318 2006
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 507 2006
2008/0083,813 Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument 412 2006
7398908 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 504 2006
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2007/0181,632 Anvil assembly with improved cut ring 411 2007
7950560 Powered surgical instrument 388 2007
2008/0251,568 Powered surgical instrument 408 2007
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2008/0308,608 Interlocking buttress material retention system 510 2007
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2009/0001,122 Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus 461 2007
2008/0015,598 Novel skin staples 318 2007
7556185 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 400 2007
7494039 Surgical stapling device 497 2007
2008/0035,701 Surgical stapling device 419 2007
2008/0041,917 Surgical stapling device 418 2007
2008/0255,413 Powered surgical instrument 354 2007
7635074 Staple drive assembly 342 2007
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7568604 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 395 2008
7887530 Powered surgical instrument 267 2008
2010/0012,704 Surgical Stapling Apparatus 483 2008
7726538 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 390 2008
7556186 Surgical stapling device having trigger lock and associated lockout mechanism 446 2008
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7828189 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 339 2008
7637409 Powered surgical stapling device 441 2008
7870989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 370 2008
2009/0090,763 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE 460 2008
7624902 Surgical stapling apparatus 396 2008
7909221 Battery powered surgical instrument 388 2008
7922063 Powered surgical instrument 431 2008
2009/0108,048 POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 389 2008
7699204 Structure containing wound treatment material 401 2008
2009/0114,701 Coated Surgical Staples and an Illuminated Staple Cartridge for a Surgical Stapling Instrument 375 2008
8011555 Surgical stapling apparatus 404 2008
2010/0243,707 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 422 2009
2010/0243,708 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 441 2009
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2009/0255,974 SINGLE LOOP SURGICAL FASTENER APPARATUS FOR APPLYING VARIABLE COMPRESSION 439 2009
2009/0255,975 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 394 2009
2009/0255,976 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 443 2009
2009/0255,977 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER APPARATUS 392 2009
2009/0255,978 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 399 2009
2009/0218,384 STRUCTURE FOR ATTACHMENT OF BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO ANVILS AND CARTRIDGES OF SURGICAL STAPLERS 351 2009
8011551 Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus 396 2009
7837081 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 387 2009
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2011/0084,112 Varying Tissue Compression Aided By Elastic Members 341 2009
2010/0108,741 SURGICAL STAPLER 370 2009
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2010/0147,922 Surgical Apparatus Including Surgical Buttress 467 2009
2010/0072,254 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 480 2009
8020742 Powered surgical stapling device 295 2009
7845534 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 379 2009
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2011/0178,536 SUTURE AND RETAINER ASSEMBLY AND SULU 268 2010
8002795 Surgical instruments employing sensors 417 2010
2010/0200,637 Surgical Instruments Employing Sensors 358 2010
2011/0036,887 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 378 2010
2010/0276,471 ELECTROMECHANICAL DRIVER AND REMOTE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ATTACHMENT HAVING COMPUTER ASSISTED CONTROL CAPABILITIES 357 2010
2011/0017,801 INTERNAL BACKBONE STRUCTURAL CHASSIS FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 356 2010
2011/0022,032 BATTERY EJECTION DESIGN FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 279 2010
2011/0095,068 SURGICAL FASTENING APPARATUS 333 2010
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9226766 Serial communication protocol for medical device 15 2013
9084601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 139 2013
9414853 Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length 8 2013
9795384 Fastener cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator and a gap setting element 0 2013
9572577 Fastener cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator including openings therein 0 2013
9332984 Fastener cartridge assemblies 65 2013
9439669 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 8 2013
9427249 Rotatable cutting implements with friction reducing material for ultrasonic surgical instruments 8 2013
9393015 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 54 2013
9486214 Motor driven surgical fastener device with switching system configured to prevent firing initiation until activated 0 2013
9574644 Power module for use with a surgical instrument 0 2013
9445832 Surgical instruments 8 2013
9107689 Dual purpose surgical instrument for cutting and coagulating tissue 24 2013
9603991 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 0 2013
9517068 Surgical instrument with automatically-returned firing member 0 2013
9451958 Surgical instrument with firing actuator lockout 38 2013
9561032 Staple cartridge comprising a staple driver arrangement 0 2013
9795382 Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a cam and driver arrangement 0 2013
9808249 Attachment portions for surgical instrument assemblies 0 2013
9775609 Tamper proof circuit for surgical instrument battery pack 0 2013
9700310 Firing member retraction devices for powered surgical instruments 0 2013
9510828 Conductor arrangements for electrically powered surgical instruments with rotatable end effectors 0 2013
9445813 Closure indicator systems for surgical instruments 39 2013
9283054 Interactive displays 78 2013
9724091 Surgical stapling device 0 2013
9775613 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 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 74 2013
9066747 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 28 2013
9585660 Method for testing a surgical tool 0 2013
9510850 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 1 2013
9764164 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2013
9763662 Fastener cartridge comprising a firing member configured to directly engage and eject fasteners from the fastener cartridge 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 76 2014
9775608 Fastening system comprising a firing member lockout 0 2014
9757124 Implantable layer assemblies 0 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 51 2014
8925788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 170 2014
9757130 Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights 0 2014
9592052 Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights 1 2014
8973804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 177 2014
9629814 Tissue thickness compensator configured to redistribute compressive forces 0 2014
9804618 Systems and methods for controlling a segmented circuit 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
9801626 Modular motor driven surgical instruments with alignment features for aligning rotary drive shafts with surgical end effector shafts 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 1 2014
9095339 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 140 2014
8998058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 152 2014
8991677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 154 2014
9592053 Staple cartridge comprising multiple regions 0 2014
9179911 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 107 2014
9700321 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 0 2014
9113874 Surgical instrument system 137 2014
9693774 Pivotable articulation joint unlocking feature for surgical stapler 0 2014
9271799 Robotic surgical system with removable motor housing 78 2014
9186143 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 112 2014
9072515 Surgical stapling apparatus 143 2014
9232945 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 95 2014
9220527 Surgical instruments 16 2014
9204878 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 98 2014
9788836 Multiple motor control for powered medical device 0 2014
9757128 Multiple sensors with one sensor affecting a second sensor's output or interpretation 0 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
9801627 Fastener cartridge for creating a flexible staple line 0 2014
9801628 Surgical staple and driver arrangements for staple cartridges 0 2014
9801634 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 0 2014
9510830 Staple cartridge 0 2014
9801648 Surgical instruments 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 79 2014
9649126 Seal arrangements for ultrasonically powered surgical instruments 0 2015
9211121 Surgical stapling apparatus 79 2015
9795405 Surgical instrument 0 2015
9707004 Surgical instruments 0 2015
9642644 Surgical instruments 0 2015
9795808 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 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 58 2015
9808247 Stapling system comprising implantable layers 0 2015
9498219 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2015
9782219 Electrosurgical device with disposable shaft having clamshell coupling 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
9795383 Tissue thickness compensator comprising resilient members 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 120 2011
9198661 Stapling instrument comprising a plurality of staple cartridges stored therein 104 2011
9107663 Stapling instrument comprising resettable staple drivers 135 2011
8833632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 182 2011
8789739 Continuous stapling instrument 188 2011
8986333 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 0 2012
8899465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 171 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
 
Eticon Endo-Surgery, LLC (1)
9468438 Sensor straightened end effector during removal through trocar 0 2013
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