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, PR994

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Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 960 126127

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7641093 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 330 2006
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2009/0209,946 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 305 2008
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8371491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 292 2008
2009/0206,131 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 400 2008
2009/0206,132 FEEDBACK AND LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 235 2008
2008/0185,419 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Part 332 2008
7934630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 326 2008
2008/0245,841 Method for Operating an Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimal Tissue Compression 251 2008
2008/0251,569 Optimal Tissue Compression Electrical Surgical Instrument 283 2008
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7832612 Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler 407 2008
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7959050 Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release 386 2008
2009/0057,369 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 145 2008
2010/0089,970 POWERED SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS WITH MANUALLY RETRACTABLE FIRING SYSTEM 268 2008
8020743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 311 2008
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2010/0193,567 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING AN ARTICULATION JOINT 225 2009
2010/0193,568 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A MAGNETIC ELEMENT DRIVER 202 2009
2010/0193,569 STERILIZABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 179 2009
8066167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 260 2009
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8141762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 302 2009
8348129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 216 2009
8353438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 202 2009
8353439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 198 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 280 2009
2011/0118,761 CIRCULAR STAPLER INTRODUCER WITH RIGID DISTAL END PORTION 205 2009
8034077 Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob 313 2009
8136712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 287 2009
8220688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 243 2009
2011/0155,781 SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT THAT ANALYZES TISSUE THICKNESS 271 2009
8267300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 248 2009
2011/0163,147 TEST DEVICE FOR A SURGICAL TOOL 202 2010
2011/0024,479 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 266 2010
2010/0127,042 Staple Cartridges for Forming Staples Having Differing Formed Staple Heights. 197 2010
8215531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 209 2010
8353437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 213 2010
2010/0243,709 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING A RELEASABLE BUTTRESS MATERIAL 234 2010
2010/0213,241 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 190 2010
2010/0179,382 HYDRAULICALLY AND ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED ARTICULATION JOINTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 229 2010
8308040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 209 2010
2010/0264,193 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH AN ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 195 2010
2011/0275,901 LAPAROSCOPIC DEVICES WITH ARTICULATING END EFFECTORS 295 2010
2010/0230,465 Methods for Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Parts for Surgical Instruments 293 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 240 2010
2010/0301,095 INTERLOCK AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INCLUDING SAME 241 2010
2010/0305,552 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH A HANDLE THAT CAN ARTICULATE WITH RESPECT TO THE SHAFT 340 2010
8322589 Surgical stapling instruments 211 2010
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2011/0011,915 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH MECHANISMS FOR ADJUSTING A TISSUE GAP WITHIN THE END EFFECTOR 195 2010
2011/0068,145 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH IMPROVED FIRING TRIGGER ARRANGEMENT 187 2010
8196795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 244 2010
8360296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 214 2010
2011/0006,099 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH CONTROL FEATURES OPERABLE WITH ONE HAND 267 2010
2011/0060,363 SURGICAL STAPLES HAVING COMPRESSIBLE OR CRUSHABLE MEMBERS FOR SECURING TISSUE THEREIN AND STAPLING INSTRUMENTS FOR DEPLOYING THE SAME 328 2010
2012/0071,711 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BATTERIES FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 256 2010
2012/0071,866 POWER CONTROL ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BATTERIES 151 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 295 2010
2012/0080,481 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE HAVING A NON-UNIFORM ARRANGEMENT 210 2010
2012/0080,482 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES SUPPORTING NON-LINEARLY ARRANGED STAPLES AND SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH COMMON STAPLE-FORMING POCKETS 215 2010
2012/0080,484 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH A VARIABLE STAPLE FORMING SYSTEM 242 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 187 2010
2012/0080,503 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX AND AN ALIGNMENT MATRIX 188 2010
2012/0080,477 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A POWER CONTROL CIRCUIT 162 2010
2011/0042,441 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A DIRECTIONAL SWITCHING MECHANISM 185 2010
8167185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 252 2010
2011/0068,148 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH INTERLOCKABLE FIRING SYSTEM 247 2010
8196796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 254 2011
2011/0147,434 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 239 2011
8157153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 243 2011
8172124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 259 2011
2011/0125,177 MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 234 2011
2011/0132,965 DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS 193 2011
8113410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 274 2011
2011/0132,963 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR 189 2011
2011/0132,964 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 247 2011
2011/0144,430 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 249 2011
2011/0147,433 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 357 2011
2011/0226,837 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 197 2011
2011/0155,787 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 345 2011
2011/0174,863 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 193 2011
2011/0210,156 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 291 2011
2012/0080,336 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING STAPLES POSITIONED WITHIN A COMPRESSIBLE PORTION THEREOF 346 2011
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2012/0080,338 COMPRESSIBLE STAPLE CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY 261 2011
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2012/0080,488 SURGICAL STAPLER ANVIL COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FORMING POCKETS 274 2011
2012/0080,489 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR FOR A SURGICAL STAPLER COMPRISING AN ADJUSTABLE ANVIL 210 2011
2012/0083,833 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A RELEASABLE PORTION 174 2011
2011/0288,573 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT 288 2011
2011/0290,851 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 282 2011
2011/0290,853 ROBOTICALLY-DRIVEN SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH E-BEAM DRIVER 275 2011
2011/0290,854 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SHAFT BASED ROTARY DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 239 2011
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2011/0295,242 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 254 2011
2011/0295,269 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 331 2011
2011/0295,270 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A CONTROL UNIT OF A ROBOTIC SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSOR 183 2011
2012/0298,719 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH ROTATABLE STAPLE DEPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS 202 2011
8292155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 256 2011
8205781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 274 2011
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2012/0234,890 COLLAPSIBLE ANVIL PLATE ASSEMBLIES FOR CIRCULAR SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES 191 2011
2012/0234,891 ANVIL ASSEMBLIES WITH COLLAPSIBLE FRAMES FOR CIRCULAR STAPLERS 172 2011
2012/0234,892 MULTIPLE PART ANVIL ASSEMBLIES FOR CIRCULAR SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES 200 2011
2012/0234,898 CIRCULAR STAPLING DEVICES WITH TISSUE-PUNCTURING ANVIL FEATURES 185 2011
2012/0238,823 SURGICAL ACCESS DEVICES WITH ANVIL INTRODUCTION AND SPECIMEN RETRIEVAL STRUCTURES 227 2011
2012/0238,824 SURGICAL BOWEL RETRACTOR DEVICES 201 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 195 2011
2012/0239,075 RECTAL MANIPULATION DEVICES 138 2011
2012/0239,082 TISSUE MANIPULATION DEVICES 148 2011
2012/0046,692 Adjustable Compression Staple and Method for Stapling with Adjustable Compression 266 2011
2012/0022,523 Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimized Power Supply and Drive 190 2011
2012/0080,475 Method for Operating a Surgial Stapling and Cutting Device 282 2011
2012/0074,200 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTIVELY ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 313 2011
2012/0074,201 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH TRIGGER ASSEMBLY FOR GENERATING MULTIPLE ACTUATION MOTIONS 182 2011
2012/0080,493 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH FLOATING ANVIL 217 2011
2012/0080,498 CURVED END EFFECTOR FOR A STAPLING INSTRUMENT 310 2011
2012/0074,196 ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 173 2011
2012/0132,450 SHIFTABLE DRIVE INTERFACE FOR ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL TOOL 174 2012
2012/0138,660 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED CABLE-BASED SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 263 2012
2012/0199,630 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES 241 2012
2012/0199,631 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM WITH ROTARY ACTUATED CLOSURE SYSTEMS HAVING VARIABLE ACTUATION SPEEDS 163 2012
2012/0199,632 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTIVELY ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 341 2012
2012/0199,633 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH CAM-DRIVEN STAPLE DEPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS 156 2012
2012/0203,247 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM 237 2012
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2013/0012,957 AUTOMATED END EFFECTOR COMPONENT RELOADING SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A ROBOTIC SYSTEM 172 2012
2012/0292,367 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED END EFFECTOR 296 2012
2012/0175,399 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING RECORDING CAPABILITIES 163 2012
2012/0241,491 EXPANDABLE TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 259 2012
2012/0241,492 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE MEDICAMENT 291 2012
2012/0241,493 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING CONTROLLED RELEASE AND EXPANSION 291 2012
2012/0241,496 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CAPSULES 256 2012
2012/0241,497 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A RESERVOIR 247 2012
2012/0241,498 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LAYERS 276 2012
2012/0241,499 RETAINER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 322 2012
2012/0241,500 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING FIBERS TO PRODUCE A RESILIENT LOAD 256 2012
2012/0241,501 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING STRUCTURE TO PRODUCE A RESILIENT LOAD 247 2012
2012/0241,502 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING RESILIENT MEMBERS 284 2012
2012/0241,503 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATORS 248 2012
2012/0241,505 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATORS FOR CIRCULAR SURGICAL STAPLERS 269 2012
2012/0248,169 METHODS FOR FORMING TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL STAPLERS 294 2012
2012/0253,298 LAYERED TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 249 2012
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2012/0239,012 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT WITH ELECTRIC ACTUATOR DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ASSEMBLY 97 2012
2012/0265,230 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT 140 2012
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5364003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 421 1993
5415334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 657 1993
5465895 Surgical stapler instrument 803 1994
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5415335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 478 1994
5529235 Identification device for surgical instrument 757 1994
5487500 Surgical stapler instrument 649 1994
5417361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 560 1994
5558671 Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument 812 1994
5452837 Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge 578 1994
5632432 Surgical instrument 792 1994
5709680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 793 1994
5688270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 717 1995
5599350 Electrosurgical clamping device with coagulation feedback 511 1995
5624452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 911 1995
5693051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 662 1995
5553765 Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement 628 1995
5807393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 609 1995
5562701 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 327 1995
5562702 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 332 1995
5626587 Method for operating a surgical instrument 507 1995
5597107 Surgical stapler instrument 832 1995
5535934 Identification device for surgical instrument 622 1995
5535937 Identification device for surgical instrument 637 1995
5547117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 441 1995
5562239 Identification device for surgical instrument 620 1995
5580067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 526 1995
5605273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 433 1995
5693042 Identification device for surgical instrument 394 1995
5855311 Reloadable surgical instrument 656 1995
5653721 Override mechanism for an actuator on a surgical instrument 444 1995
5562241 Surgical stapler instrument 654 1995
5755717 Electrosurgical clamping device with improved coagulation feedback 618 1996
5673842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 486 1996
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5605272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 437 1996
5697543 Linear stapler with improved firing stroke 464 1996
5713505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 641 1996
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5577654 Surgical instrument 761 1996
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5673840 Surgical instrument 757 1996
5680982 Surgical instrument 680 1996
5692668 Surgical instrument 737 1996
5826776 Surgical instrument 718 1996
5673841 Surgical instrument 824 1996
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5810811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 881 1997
5876401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 617 1997
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5951552 Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument 284 1997
5937951 Skin stapler with rack and pinion staple feed mechanism 288 1997
5878938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 424 1997
6017356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 414 1997
5846254 Surgical instrument for forming a knot 482 1997
6063098 Articulable ultrasonic surgical apparatus 440 1998
6003517 Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue 469 1998
5951574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 334 1998
6102271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 610 1998
6165175 RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector 288 1999
6296640 RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments 319 1999
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6117158 Ratchet release mechanism for hand held instruments 515 1999
6168605 Curved laparoscopic scissor having arcs of curvature 313 1999
6193129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 552 2000
6468275 RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector 358 2000
6773438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 514 2000
6406440 Specimen retrieval bag 312 2000
6485490 RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments 360 2001
6503257 Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device 632 2001
6592597 Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device 661 2001
6656193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 711 2001
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6551333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 472 2001
6676660 Feedback light apparatus and method for use with an electrosurgical instrument 543 2002
6638297 Surgical staple 321 2002
6543456 Method for minimally invasive surgery in the digestive system 440 2002
7108695 Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects 384 2002
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7001408 Surgical device with expandable member 250 2002
6805273 Surgical stapling instrument 481 2002
2004/0193,189 Passive surgical clip 297 2003
7056330 Method for applying tissue fastener 474 2003
7431694 Method of guiding medical devices 234 2003
7815565 Endcap for use with an endoscope 232 2003
6905497 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument 470 2003
2004/0254,608 Surgical implant with preferential corrosion zone 398 2003
7094202 Method of operating an endoscopic device with one hand 229 2003
2005/0070,929 Apparatus and method for attaching a surgical buttress to a stapling apparatus 406 2003
7380696 Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism 637 2004
6988650 Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler 430 2004
7147139 Closure plate lockout for a curved cutter stapler 317 2004
7207472 Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler 373 2004
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 356 2004
7143926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 514 2005
7559450 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 443 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 397 2005
7784662 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground 442 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 527 2005
7914543 Single fold device for tissue fixation 295 2005
7615003 Track for medical devices 224 2005
2006/0258,904 Feeding tube and track 230 2005
7559452 Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaws 397 2005
2006/0289,602 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground 503 2005
7780054 Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint 406 2005
2007/0027,468 Surgical instrument with an articulating shaft locking mechanism 256 2005
7641092 Swing gate for device lockout in a curved cutter stapler 255 2005
7407078 Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector 471 2005
7455208 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with rigid firing bar supports 527 2005
2006/0052,825 Surgical implant alloy 376 2005
7328828 Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same 527 2005
7607557 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 390 2005
7673783 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 370 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 543 2005
7673780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 382 2005
7799039 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 359 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 605 2005
2007/0114,261 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 305 2005
7246734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 682 2005
7481824 Surgical instrument with bending articulation controlled articulation pivot joint 302 2005
7670334 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 476 2006
7416101 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback 541 2006
7422139 Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 536 2006
7464846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 593 2006
7464849 Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components 462 2006
7568603 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 415 2006
7644848 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 470 2006
7766210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 401 2006
7770775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 468 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 464 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 594 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 550 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 556 2006
7771396 Intubation device for enteral feeding 211 2006
7575144 Surgical fastener and cutter with single cable actuator 460 2006
2007/0225,562 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 371 2006
7431189 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion 459 2006
7441684 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features 538 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 672 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 551 2006
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7780663 End effector coatings for electrosurgical instruments 289 2006
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7472815 Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height 538 2006
7506791 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 588 2006
7665647 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 476 2006
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8360297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 200 2006
8365976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 201 2006
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2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 321 2006
2008/0082,114 Adhesive Mechanical Fastener for Lumen Creation Utilizing Tissue Necrosing Means 263 2006
2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 516 2006
7708180 Surgical fastening device with initiator impregnation of a matrix or buttress to improve adhesive application 280 2006
7780685 Adhesive and mechanical fastener 295 2006
7721930 Disposable cartridge with adhesive for use with a stapling device 378 2006
2008/0114,385 Method and Device for Effecting Anastomosis of Hollow Organ Structures Using Adhesive and Fasteners 236 2006
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 612 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 610 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 608 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 493 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 479 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 493 2007
7479608 Force switch 214 2007
7721934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 304 2007
2008/0296,346 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms 471 2007
2008/0308,602 Surgical stapling and cutting instruments 465 2007
2008/0308,603 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved cable attachment arrangements 487 2007
2010/0108,740 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 303 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 407 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 531 2007
2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 585 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 580 2007
2009/0005,809 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 402 2007
2009/0206,133 ARTICULATABLE LOADING UNITS FOR SURGICAL STAPLING AND CUTTING INSTRUMENTS 389 2008
2009/0206,125 PACKAGING FOR ATTACHING BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 503 2008
2009/0206,126 BUTTRESS MATERIAL WITH ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION FEATURES FOR USE WITH SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 523 2008
2009/0206,137 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNITS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 390 2008
2009/0206,139 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 506 2008
2009/0206,141 BUTTRESS MATERIAL HAVING AN ACTIVATABLE ADHESIVE 504 2008
2009/0206,142 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 508 2008
2009/0308,907 PARTIALLY REUSABLE SURGICAL STAPLER 284 2008
2010/0023,024 RELOADABLE LAPAROSCOPIC FASTENER DEPLOYING DEVICE WITH DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE FOR USE IN A GASTRIC VOLUME REDUCTION PROCEDURE 246 2008
8211125 Sterile appliance delivery device for endoscopic procedures 253 2008
2010/0069,942 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN ACTIONS 430 2008
7714239 Force switch 214 2008
2010/0193,566 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 400 2009
2010/0096,431 ACTIVE BRAKING ELECTRICAL SURGICAL IINSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR BRAKING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT 214 2009
2011/0087,276 METHOD FOR FORMING A STAPLE 365 2009
2011/0114,697 CIRCULAR STAPLER INTRODUCER WITH MULTI-LUMEN SHEATH 356 2009
2011/0024,477 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 364 2010
2011/0024,478 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 364 2010
2010/0133,317 Motor-Driven Surgical Cutting And Fastening Instrument with Tactile Position Feedback 397 2010
2010/0186,219 Force Switch 189 2010
2011/0276,083 BENDABLE SHAFT FOR HANDLE POSITIONING 297 2010
2010/0222,901 Post-Sterilization Programming of Surgical Instruments 341 2010
2011/0006,101 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH CUTTING MEMBER LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS 387 2010
2012/0024,934 TRANSWALL VISUALIZATION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLERS 156 2010
2012/0024,935 TISSUE ACQUISITION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES 161 2010
2012/0024,936 LINEAR CUTTING AND STAPLING DEVICE WITH SELECTIVELY DISENGAGEABLE CUTTING MEMBER 162 2010
2012/0029,272 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING ADJACENT STRUCTURES DURING THE INSERTION OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INTO A TUBULAR ORGAN 298 2010
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 258 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 308 2010
2012/0080,479 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING MULTIPLE LAYERS 215 2010
2012/0080,480 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CONNECTED RETENTION MATRIX ELEMENTS 191 2010
2012/0080,483 FASTENERS SUPPORTED BY A FASTENER CARTRIDGE SUPPORT 189 2010
2012/0080,485 FASTENING INSTRUMENT FOR DEPLOYING A FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX 232 2010
2012/0080,486 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FASTENER CARTRIDGES 235 2010
2012/0080,496 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH RECONFIGURABLE SHAFT SEGMENTS 187 2010
2012/0080,499 JAW CLOSURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 228 2010
2012/0080,500 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH COMPACT ARTICULATION CONTROL ARRANGEMENT 200 2010
2012/0080,502 SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENTS WITH SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FASTENER DEPLOYMENT AND TISSUE CUTTING SYSTEMS 236 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 315 2010
2011/0125,176 MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT 331 2011
2011/0174,861 Surgical Instrument With Wireless Communication Between Control Unit and Remote Sensor 268 2011
2012/0234,893 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH LOCKABLE ARTICULATING END EFFECTOR 162 2011
2012/0234,895 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES AND END EFFECTORS WITH VESSEL MEASUREMENT ARRANGEMENTS 289 2011
2012/0234,896 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES 152 2011
2012/0234,899 SURGICAL FASTENER INSTRUMENTS 287 2011
2012/0234,900 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES WITH TISSUE TETHERS FOR MANIPULATING DIVIDED TISSUE AND METHODS OF USING SAME 116 2011
2012/0239,009 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATABLE AND ROTATABLE END EFFECTOR 172 2011
2011/0192,882 SURGICAL STAPLE HAVING AN EXPANDABLE PORTION 381 2011
2012/0080,339 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR FOR A SURGICAL STAPLER 166 2011
2012/0080,490 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING DETACHABLE PORTIONS 189 2011
2012/0080,491 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING COMPRESSIBLE DISTORTION RESISTANT COMPONENTS 235 2011
2012/0083,834 COMPRESSIBLE STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING ALIGNMENT MEMBERS 176 2011
2012/0083,835 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 239 2011
2012/0083,836 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING AN ADJUSTABLE DISTAL PORTION 215 2011
2012/0160,721 STAPLE CARTRIDGE LOADING ASSEMBLY 186 2011
2011/0290,856 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES 379 2011
2011/0295,295 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING RECORDING CAPABILITIES 323 2011
2012/0234,897 SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH SELF ADJUSTING ANVIL 289 2012
2012/0283,707 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR 267 2012
 
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7494499 Surgical therapeutic instrument 257 2003
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2005/0228,224 Endoscope therapeutic device 302 2005
2006/0259,073 Surgical instrument 266 2006
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