US Patent No: 7,464,846

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Surgical instrument having a removable battery

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A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument comprises a handle, a battery, a motor, and a lockout system. The handle comprises a primary portion and a grip portion. The grip portion is releasably connected to the primary portion. The battery is within the grip portion. The motor is in electrical communication with the battery. The lockout system is within the handle, and is structured and arranged to block connection of the grip portion to the primary portion after the grip portion is disconnected from the primary portion a predetermined number of times.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1751

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doll, Kevin R Mason, OH 30 2709
Shelton, IV Frederick E New Vienna, OH 39 12201
Swayze, Jeffrey S Hamilton, OH 179 12718
Timperman, Eugene L Cincinnati, OH 70 7665

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5,503,638 Soft tissue stapling buttress 333 1994
5,549,628 Soft tissue stapling buttress 393 1995
5,575,803 Soft tissue stapling buttress 365 1995
 
Desoutter Limited (1)
4,729,260 Two speed gearbox 110 1986
 
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7,051,273 Customizing forms in an electronic mail system utilizing custom field behaviors and user defined operations 182 1996
 
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5,558,665 Surgical instrument and method for intraluminal retraction of an anatomic structure 264 1994
 
Rex Medical, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 361 2002
7,090,684 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 221 2004
 
YASUMI CAPITAL, LLC (1)
6,806,808 Wireless event-recording device with identification codes 237 1999
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
5,080,556 Thermal seal for a gas turbine spacer disc 134 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (2)
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 176 1994
6,162,208 Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same 223 1998
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 553 1998
 
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL LLC (1)
6,082,577 Cable tie dispensing apparatus 99 1999
 
GENESIS ORTHOPEDICS (1)
5,591,170 Intramedullary bone cutting saw 252 1994
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (1)
5,873,885 Surgical handpiece 127 1997
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 470 1996
 
WYETH (1)
2004/0167,572 Coated medical devices 379 2003
 
BIODYNAMICS LLC (1)
2006/0142,772 Surgical fasteners and related implant devices having bioabsorbable components 145 2004
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
6,022,352 Bone fixation screw system 262 1998
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
6,309,403 Dexterous articulated linkage for surgical applications 143 1999
 
AQUAJET SYSTEMS HOLDING AB (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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Dworak, Frank W. (1)
6,953,138 Surgical stapler anvil with nested staple forming pockets 332 2004
 
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4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 379 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 423 1980
4,349,028 Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence 250 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 375 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 491 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 256 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 465 1982
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 265 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 283 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 515 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 487 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 373 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 310 1984
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 579 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 356 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 333 1985
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 446 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 290 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 343 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 313 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 466 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 714 1989
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 341 1989
5,116,349 Surgical fastener apparatus 307 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 596 1990
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 276 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 280 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 335 1991
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 286 1991
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 208 1991
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 228 1992
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 470 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 403 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 361 1993
5,391,180 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 151 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 211 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 406 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 166 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 321 1993
5,478,003 Surgical apparatus 309 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 424 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 498 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 463 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 513 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 297 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 288 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 271 1994
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 187 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 302 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 421 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 409 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 438 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 245 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 195 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 398 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 289 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 523 1994
5,476,206 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 294 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 350 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 270 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 175 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 188 1994
5,579,978 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 191 1994
5,476,479 Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure 203 1995
5,575,799 Articulating surgical apparatus 567 1995
5,540,375 Endoscopic stapler 331 1995
5,630,540 Surgical staple and staple drive member 443 1995
5,535,935 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 428 1995
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 390 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 295 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 418 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 228 1995
5,706,997 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 290 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 407 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 215 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 341 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 211 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 233 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 331 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 314 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 315 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 409 1995
5,647,526 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 345 1995
5,645,209 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 337 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 432 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 496 1996
5,709,334 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 279 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 411 1996
5,636,780 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 398 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 337 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 450 1996
5,690,269 Endoscopic stapler 467 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 367 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 382 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 241 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 168 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 245 1996
5,901,895 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 491 1996
5,782,859 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 295 1996
5,836,960 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 164 1997
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 388 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 213 1997
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 349 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 382 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 502 1997
5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 264 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 441 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 550 1997
5,878,937 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 199 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 473 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 576 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 375 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 373 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 266 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 219 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 457 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 486 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 489 2000
6,681,978 Surgical stapler 271 2001
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 404 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 347 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 403 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 366 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 375 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 277 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 392 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 293 2005
2008/0041,916 Surgical stapling apparatus 131 2007
 
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7,607,557 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 187 2005
7,673,780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 181 2005
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7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 133 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 147 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 170 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 170 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 167 2007
8,893,946 Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices 7 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 206 2007
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7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 183 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 218 2008
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7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 213 2008
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7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 188 2008
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8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 81 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 26 2008
8,020,743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 109 2008
7,918,377 Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback 151 2008
8,517,239 Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver 37 2009
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 44 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 46 2009
8,066,167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 96 2009
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8,747,404 Surgical instrument for transmitting energy to tissue comprising non-conductive grasping portions 0 2009
8,574,231 Surgical instrument for transmitting energy to tissue comprising a movable electrode or insulator 0 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 71 2009
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8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 46 2009
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8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 58 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 106 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 111 2009
8,851,354 Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness 10 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 73 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 75 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 24 2010
8,245,899 Driven surgical stapler improvements 30 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 37 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 66 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 55 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 18 2010
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8,696,665 Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force 14 2010
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8,535,311 Electrosurgical instrument comprising closing and firing systems 1 2010
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8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 55 2010
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8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 12 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 23 2010
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8,888,776 Electrosurgical instrument employing an electrode 1 2010
8,795,276 Electrosurgical instrument employing a plurality of electrodes 1 2010
8,790,342 Electrosurgical instrument employing pressure-variation electrodes 0 2010
9,005,199 Heat management configurations for controlling heat dissipation from electrosurgical instruments 0 2010
8,764,747 Electrosurgical instrument comprising sequentially activated electrodes 0 2010
8,753,338 Electrosurgical instrument employing a thermal management system 0 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 56 2010
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8,613,383 Surgical instruments with electrodes 2 2010
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9,011,437 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instrument 0 2010
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8,979,844 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instrument 0 2010
8,702,704 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instrument 0 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 36 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 39 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 42 2010
8,801,734 Circular stapling instruments with secondary cutting arrangements and methods of using same 14 2010
8,801,735 Surgical circular stapler with tissue retention arrangements 15 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 14 2010
8,783,543 Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices 14 2010
8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 17 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 39 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 75 2010
8,973,803 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 1 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 69 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 23 2010
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8,978,956 Jaw closure arrangements for surgical instruments 1 2010
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8,899,463 Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets 7 2010
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8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 10 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 13 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 12 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 13 2010
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8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 13 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 12 2010
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8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 59 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 81 2010
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8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 82 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 90 2011
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8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 101 2011
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8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 26 2011
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8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 21 2011
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8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 14 2011
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9,050,084 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement 0 2011
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8,998,939 Surgical instrument with modular end effector 0 2011
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8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 14 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 16 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 13 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 36 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 39 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 44 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 44 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 57 2012
9,044,230 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 14 2012
9,078,653 Surgical stapling device with lockout system for preventing actuation in the absence of an installed staple cartridge 0 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 21 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 47 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 26 2012
9,072,536 Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments 0 2012
9,028,494 Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement 0 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 14 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 39 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 5 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 14 2012
8,986,333 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 0 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,794,497 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 14 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 21 2013
9,005,230 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 7 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 16 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
9,066,747 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 0 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 5 2014
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8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 15 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 96 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 16 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 134 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 165 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 37 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 30 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 163 2008
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8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 5 2009
8,074,858 Surgical retraction mechanism 6 2009
7,753,248 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 15 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 19 2009
8,011,551 Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus 156 2009
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8,733,612 Safety method for powered surgical instruments 0 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 2 2010
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8,740,039 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
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8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 14 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 11 2011
* 8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 8 2011
8,852,185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 1 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2011
8,556,152 Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus 0 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 3 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 5 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 8 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,899,462 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 1 2011
8,657,177 Surgical apparatus and method for endoscopic surgery 3 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 2 2011
8,820,607 Surgical retraction mechanism 0 2011
9,010,607 Surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 4 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 6 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 2 2012
8,925,783 Powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 6 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 16 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 2 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
8,888,762 Flexible shaft extender and method of using same 0 2013
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 1 2013
8,851,355 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 4 2014
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9,010,611 End effector identification by mechanical features 0 2014
9,016,545 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2014
 
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* 8,568,442 Medical gripping and/or cutting instrument 0 2006
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