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US20130248581 Electrical Surgical Instrument with Knife Return  
Electrically operated surgical instrument, comprising a handle having a power supply; a drive assembly having an electrical motor, a controller electrically connected to the power supply and motor,...
US20130256379 SURGICAL STAPLING CARTRIDGE WITH LAYER RETENTION FEATURES  
A fastener cartridge assembly includes a plurality of fasteners and a layer configured to be captured by the fasteners. In addition, the layer includes a tissue contacting surface which includes a...
US20130175322 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT  
A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, an electric motor, and a motor control circuit. The motor control circuit is for monitoring a parameter of...
US20130175317 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT  
A motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument that comprises an end effector, an electric motor, and a motor control circuit. The motor control circuit is for monitoring a parameter of...
US20130153637 Surgical Stapling Instrument Having Transducer Effecting Vibrations  
A surgical stapling instrument includes a tool assembly configured to eject staples. The tool assembly has a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly movable relative to each other. The cartridge...
US20120150080 Surgical Stapling Instrument Having Transducer Effecting Vibrations  
A surgical stapling instrument includes a tool assembly configured to eject staples. The tool assembly has a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly movable relative to each other. The cartridge...
US20130221061 ACTIVE BRAKING ELECTRICAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR BRAKING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT  
An electrically powered surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a surgical procedure effecting actuation assembly. A handle is coupled with the end effector. An electric motor...
US20140107640 MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT  
A surgical cutting and fastening instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and a handle connected to the shaft. The handle comprises an electric, DC motor...
US20110290854 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SHAFT BASED ROTARY DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon...
US20120286018 NAIL GUIDING STRUCTURE AND NAIL GUN COMPRISING THE SAME  
A nail guiding structure of the present invention is disposed inside of the nail gun having a nail rail. The nail guiding structure includes one or more supporting members and a holding means. The...
US20140027488 Adjustable Exhaust Assembly For Pneumatic Fasteners  
An adjustable exhaust assembly for a pneumatic fastening tool having body and a handle extending from the body, the handle defining an inlet channel for receiving input of pressurized gas and an...
US20140001231 FIRING SYSTEM LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
Surgical end effectors and fastener cartridges having firing lockout arrangements for preventing or limit a firing stroke when a cartridge has not been operably installed in the end effector or a...
US20120080496 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH RECONFIGURABLE SHAFT SEGMENTS  
A surgical instrument having a handle assembly and an elongated shaft assembly protruding therefrom. Various embodiments of the elongated shaft assemblies include reconfigurable shaft segments that...
US20120241498 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LAYERS  
A tissue thickness compensator comprising a first compensation layer, a second compensation layer, and a pocket situated between the compensation layers can be positioned in the end effector of a...
US20130284789 ACTIVE BRAKING ELECTRICAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR BRAKING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT  
A surgical instrument includes an end effector, an actuator coupled to the end effector and actuating it, a handle coupled to the end effector and having an electric motor disposed therein...
US20130256366 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING TISSUE INGROWTH FEATURES  
In various embodiments, a compensator can be attachable to an anvil of a fastening instrument. The compensator can comprise a support layer configured to be attached to the anvil and a scaffold...
US20130200132 DETACHABLE MOTOR POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A...
US20140191009 PROPELLANT CONTAINER FOR COMBUSTION-OPERATED BOLT-FIRING TOOLS  
The invention relates to a propellant container for combustion-operated bolt-firing tools (1), having a housing and a housing interior for holding propellant. In order to further simplify the...
US20130012983 Surgical Instrument with Flexible Shaft  
A surgical instrument includes an elongate body, an elongate shaft, a collar, and an end effector. In particular, the elongate body defines a longitudinal axis, a lumen therethrough and an aperture...
US20140034700 NAIL GUN CAPABLE OF PREVENTING ITS TRIGGER FROM BEING PULLED IN NAIL-EMPTY CONDITION  
A nail gun capable of preventing a trigger from being pulled in a nail-empty condition is provided. The nail gun includes a housing connected with a trigger, a muzzle, a nail driving member...
US20110288573 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT  
A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector that has a shaft coupled thereto that is coupled to a robotic system. A tool mounting portion includes an...
US20110240708 GAS COMBUSTION TYPE FASTENER DRIVING MACHINE  
In a gas combustion type fastener driving machine, a fuel gas and air are stirred by a fan within a combustion chamber, a stirred air-fuel gas mixture is burned by an ignition spark, and a striking...
US20130015232 Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimized Power Supply and Drive  
A hand-held, electrically powered and controlled surgical stapler/cutter includes a handle shaped to fit in one hand of a user and a surgical end effector connected to the handle. The handle...
US20140182105 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FENCE GATE ASSEMBLY  
Systems and methods are presented herein for assembling a fence gate on-site. The system may include a fence press and a nail plate. The fence press may be smaller and more portable than typical...
US20120138660 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED CABLE-BASED SURGICAL END EFFECTORS  
A cable-driven surgical tool configured to receive various control motions from a robotic system.
US20130105543 TAG TOOL PROTECTIVE DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD  
A method for replacing a tag tool needle includes securing at least a portion of a tag tool needle coupled to a tag tool in a needle container; and removing the tag tool needle from the tag tool...
US20120217281 TAG TOOL PROTECTIVE DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD  
A method for replacing a tag tool needle includes securing at least a portion of a tag tool needle coupled to a tag tool in a needle container; and removing the tag tool needle from the tag tool...
US20110073631 COMBUSTION POWERED DRIVER  
A device for driving various objects using combustible fuel. Embodiments are contemplated in which the driver could be a post-driver, a power shovel, a jack-hammer or other devices.
US20120091182 Surgical Instrument with Articulating Tool Assembly  
A surgical stapling instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, an articulating tool assembly and an articulation mechanism is disclosed. The body portion extends distally from the...
US20100320253 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ARTICULATING TOOL ASSEMBLY  
A surgical stapling instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, an articulating tool assembly and an articulation mechanism is disclosed. The body portion extends distally from the...
US20130237996 LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE DEVICES AND METHODS  
Devices and methods for damping tissue and/or moving two tissue structures together by moving two plates or arm together. The pressure or force applied to the tissue may be used to bring the tissue...
US20110011915 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH MECHANISMS FOR ADJUSTING A TISSUE GAP WITHIN THE END EFFECTOR  
A surgical fastener apparatus having a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector including a pair of jaws pivoted...
US20130146638 REUSABLE LINEAR STAPLER CARTRIDGE DEVICE FOR TISSUE THICKNESS MEASUREMENT  
A surgical instrument includes a body, a removable insert including a measurement indicator, and an end effector positioned at a distal end of the body. The end effector has a distal interior...
US20130146643 ADHESIVE FILM LAMINATE  
A surgical stapler, or fastening instrument, may generally comprise a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator, for example, releasably attached to a fastener cartridge and/or anvil by a...
US20130193188 POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH FIRING SYSTEM LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS  
Surgical instruments and/or fastener apparatuses comprising an end effector with a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position. At least one of...
US20130026208 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR ACTING ON TISSUE  
A surgical instrument. Various embodiments of the surgical instrument include an end effector comprising a firing member for acting on tissue positioned at the end effector. A rotatable drive shaft...
US20120203247 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM  
A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil....
US20120241497 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A RESERVOIR  
In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a compressible extracellular matrix and a bioabsorbable material dispersed within the extracellular matrix, wherein the...
US20140158739 NAILING DEVICE  
Nailing device (1), comprising a housing (2), a nail cartridge (5), a setting mechanism for the setting of the nails, a bolt guiding element (6) for placement on the object (16) into which the...
US20120298713 Magazine For A Nailer And The Like  
The present invention relates to a magazine device for a nailer for supplying an ejection chamber with first nails having lengths in a first range or with second nails having lengths in a second...
US20110248066 HAMMER TACKER  
A hammer tacker of the present invention includes a shell, a receiving tank, a magazine and a switch. The shell defines an inner chamber, and it includes a handle and a head which has a bottom...
US20140001230 Method and System to Determine an Optimal Tissue Compression Time to Implant a Surgical Element  
An apparatus for determining an optimal amount of tissue compression for applying a surgical element to tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a device for compressing tissue which supports a...
US20110049214 Light weight hand-operated stapler  
A light weight hand-operated stapler which comprises a pressing cap, a plastic head, a metal drive plate, a base and a plastic magazine which is connected to the base via a hanger and connected to...
US20110079627 APPLICATOR INSTRUMENTS HAVING CURVED AND ARTICULATING SHAFTS FOR DEPLOYING SURGICAL FASTENERS AND METHODS THEREFOR  
An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing and a curved shaft. Surgical fasteners are disposed within the curved shaft for being dispensed from the distal end of...
US20130256371 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH SWITCHING SYSTEM CONFIGURED TO PREVENT FIRING INITIATION UNTIL ACTIVATED  
A surgical fastener apparatus having a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector including a pair of jaws pivoted...
US20130048696 HIGH EFFICIENCY ENGINE FOR COMBUSTION NAILER  
A combustion tool is provided, including an engine with a ratio of cylinder volume to combustion chamber volume of at least 1.1.
US20110006101 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH CUTTING MEMBER LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS  
A surgical fastener apparatus having a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector including a pair of jaws pivoted...
US20140090732 COMPACT PNEUMATIC NAILER WITH SUPPLEMENTAL AIR TANK  
A pneumatic nailer system for use with a compressor having a main storage tank, includes a first air hose connected at one end to the compressor, a supplemental air storage tank connected to an...
US20110278342 NAIL GUN WITH IMPROVED ATTACHABLE AND DETACHABLE MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY  
The present invention relates to a nail gun with an improved attachable and detachable magazine assembly, comprising: a nail gun, a magazine assembly and an attach and detach mechanism. A handle...
US20140054352 FLAT-CLINCH STAPLER HAVING A BUFFERING DEVICE  
A flat-clinch stapler has a base, a magazine assembly, a handle device, a flat-clinch device and a buffering device. The magazine assembly and the handle device are pivotally connected with the...