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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...
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...
US20150053744 MOTOR-POWERED ARTICULATABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A motor driven surgical instrument that includes a surgical end effector configured to perform at least one surgical procedure in response to firing motions applied thereto from a firing system....
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...
US20140252071 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...
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...
US20150209035 METHODS TO SHORTEN CALIBRATION TIMES FOR POWERED DEVICES  
A calibration method for a hand-held surgical instrument is disclosed. The hand-held instrument includes a drive motor, a firing rod controlled by the drive motor and having at least one...
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...
US20120138660 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED CABLE-BASED SURGICAL END EFFECTORS  
A cable-driven surgical tool configured to receive various control motions from a robotic system.
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...
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...
US20140246472 ROTARY POWERED ARTICULATION JOINTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
An articulation joint for a surgical instrument. In at least one form, the articulation joint includes a proximal joint portion that is coupled to an elongate shaft assembly of the surgical...
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...
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...
US20150060516 Hand Held Electromechanical Surgical Handle Assembly for Use with Surgical End Effectors, And Methods of Use  
The present disclosure relates to hand held electromechanical powered surgical handle assemblies for use with surgical end effectors capable of clamping, cutting and/or stapling tissue and methods...
US20150115014 THERAPY DELIVERY DEVICE FOR ANASTOMOTIC JOINING OF TISSUE  
The present invention relates to circular anastomosis stapler kits that deliver a therapeutic agent followed by stapling of tissue. Each device has a stapling head with a shaft extending from said...
US20150053738 SHROUD RETENTION ARRANGEMENT FOR STERILIZABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A surgical instrument comprises a shaft, an end effector extending distally from the shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The housing comprises a first shroud portion, a...
US20140339285 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...
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...
US20140246473 ROTARY POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH MULTIPLE DEGREES OF FREEDOM  
A surgical instrument may comprise a drive system that is configured to electrically generate a plurality of discrete rotary control motions. In at least one form, the surgical instrument may...
US20130334278 ARTICULATABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A FIRING DRIVE  
A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and an end effector rotatably coupled to the shaft by an articulation joint. The surgical instrument can further...
US20150076205 ADAPTER DIRECT DRIVE WITH MANUAL RETRACTION, LOCKOUT, AND CONNECTION MECHANISMS FOR IMPROPER USE PREVENTION  
A surgical device adapter for coupling an end effector to a handle assembly is provided. The surgical device adapter includes a housing and a drive mechanism disposed within the housing and...
US20140158741 ELECTROSURGICAL END EFFECTOR WITH TISSUE TACKING FEATURES  
An apparatus is provided for operating on tissue. The apparatus includes an end effector having an upper jaw and lower jaw. The upper and lower jaws each include an electrode surface. The...
US20130098964 Surgical Stapling and Cutting Device  
A medical device comprises a control handle and a surgical end effector connected to the control handle through a passive articulating connection. A medical device end effector connection assembly...
US20140166719 SEAL ELEMENT FOR ANASTOMOSIS  
A seal element for sealing between tissue lumens includes a first material for allowing tissue ingrowth and a second sealant material.
US20130075443 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR  
In one general aspect, the present invention is directed to a surgical instrument. According to one embodiment, the surgical instrument comprises an end effector comprising a movable firing...
US20140151429 TRANS-ORAL CIRCULAR ANVIL INTRODUCTION SYSTEM WITH DILATION FEATURE  
An anvil introduction system is operable to provide smooth insertion of an anvil of a surgical stapling device through a bodily lumen such as the esophagus. The anvil introduction system is...
US20120160891 Method of Using A Surgical Stapler To Secure A Tissue Fold  
A method of plicating a hollow organ by accessing the exterior of a hollow organ of a patient. The method includes the steps of grasping tissue on first and second sides of a greater curvature of...
US20150245841 SOFT TISSUE REPAIR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing a lacerated tendon or ligament adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device includes an elongated flexible structure and multiple...
US20140252063 END EFFECTOR IDENTIFICATION BY MECHANICAL FEATURES  
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle portion, a body portion extending distally from the handle portion and...
US20130256369 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING CHANNELS  
A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a tissue contacting surface and a network of channels defined in the tissue contacting surface. In at least one embodiment, the channels can be...
US20130168432 Fasteners, Deployment Systems, and Methods for Ophthalmic Tissue Closure and Fixation of Ophthalmic Prostheses and Other Uses  
Improved tissue fasteners are disclosed that can be inserted into (and optionally through) tissue structures underlying a tissue surface, for affixing overlapping tissues and tissue planes...
US20100140319 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH GEARING  
The invention is a surgical instrument comprising a first toothed rack which can be pushed, in a linear manner, via a gear pair. The pushing causes an oppositely running linear movement of a...
US20100301098 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR PERFORING A RESECTION  
An end effector for use with a surgical instrument comprising an anvil shaft, a first anvil assembly disposed at a distal portion of the anvil shaft and a second anvil assembly mountable on the...
US20140054353 SURGICAL TILT ANVIL ASSEMBLY  
An anvil and anvil delivery system is provided which includes a head assembly and a center rod defining a longitudinal axis. The head assembly defines a transverse axis and is pivotally secured to...
US20130068817 SURGICAL TILT ANVIL ASSEMBLY  
An anvil and anvil delivery system is provided which includes a head assembly and a center rod defining a longitudinal axis. The head assembly defines a transverse axis and is pivotally secured to...
US20110168757 BATTERY POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
A surgical stapler has a handle assembly including a stationary handle and a trigger. The stapler also has a drive assembly with a body having a working end and a cam member supported on the...
US20120080500 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH COMPACT ARTICULATION CONTROL ARRANGEMENT  
A surgical cutting and stapling instrument with an articulatable elongated shaft. The elongated shaft is operably coupled to a handle assembly and has an articulation joint therein. The distal end...
US20130274797 SURGICAL DEVICE  
A surgical device includes a shaft portion coupled to a handle, the handle defining a longitudinal axis. The surgical device also includes a first driver configured to actuate a rotational...
US20130248575 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE  
A medical instrument having a tool assembly attachable to a distal end of the medical instrument is disclosed. The tool assembly includes a pair of opposing tissue engaging surfaces for clamping...
US20150230791 Surgical Stapling and Cutting Device  
A medical device includes a laparoscopic shaft having proximal and distal ends and defining a shaft axis. A surgical end effector is at the distal end of the shaft. A surgical procedure actuator...
US20130256370 Electrical Surgical Instrument with One-Handed Operation  
Electrical surgical device comprising a handle shaped to be held within one hand, the handle having a self-contained power source, at least part of an end effector control assembly connected to...
US20110040310 MEANS AND METHOD FOR REVERSIBLY CONNECTING AN IMPLANT TO A DEPLOYMENT DEVICE  
The present invention generally relates to devices and methods for reversibly coupling an implant to a deployment device.
US20130306704 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR STOMACH PARTITIONING  
A device and method for remodeling or partitioning a body cavity, hollow organ or tissue tract includes graspers operable to engage two or more sections of tissue within a body cavity and to draw...
US20140263538 SENSOR ARRANGEMENTS FOR ABSOLUTE POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument may include an absolute position sensor system. The absolute position sensor system includes a sensor element operatively coupled to a...
US20110066166 MEANS AND METHOD FOR REVERSIBLY CONNECTING A PATCH TO A PATCH DEPLOYMENT DEVICE  
The present invention generally relates to devices and methods for reversibly coupling an implant to a deployment device.
US20120080475 Method for Operating a Surgial Stapling and Cutting Device  
A method for operating a surgical end effector of a medical device includes the steps of operably associating a passive articulation joint with a surgical end effector to allow articulation of the...
US20120286020 Surgical Stapling and Cutting Device  
A medical device, comprising a pistol-shaped handle, a laparoscopic shaft extending from the handle having a distal end and defining a shaft axis, a surgical end effector connected to the distal...