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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...
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...
US20150216525 AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM FOR REUSABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
An authentication system for use in a surgical stapling device includes an authentication board assembly disposed at a proximal end of a loading unit and having a contact assembly, and an adapter...
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....
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...
US20150108199 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...
US20140252069 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...
US20120138660 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED CABLE-BASED SURGICAL END EFFECTORS  
A cable-driven surgical tool configured to receive various control motions from a robotic system.
US20140330161 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A surgical tool system. Various embodiments of the surgical tool system may comprise surgical instrument that has a handle assembly that operably supports a drive system therein for generating...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
US20120199632 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTIVELY ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR  
Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end...
US20100294829 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND SENSOR TRANSPONDERS  
A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a control unit and a staple cartridge including a transponder. The control unit is configured to transmit a first wireless...
US20150223815 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...
US20110139853 ADHESIVE SUTURE STRUCTURE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical suture needle assembly is provided including an elongate tube defining a lumen through at least a portion of a length thereof; and a...
US20110290855 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT  
A self contained motor-powered disposable loading unit for use with a robotic system configured to generate control systems therefor. The disposable loading unit may contain a battery that is...
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...
US20120325892 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH DOUBLE CARTRIDGE AND ANVIL ASSEMBLIES  
An end effector for use with a surgical instrument having a first cartridge assembly configured to deploy a first set of fasteners and a second cartridge assembly disposed distally of the first...
US20110006102 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH DOUBLE CARTRIDGE AND ANVIL ASSEMBLIES  
An end effector for use with a surgical instrument having a first cartridge assembly configured to deploy a first set of fasteners and a second cartridge assembly disposed distally of the first...
US20130228609 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING 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...
US20130048697 MANUALLY DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT  
A surgical cutting and fastening instrument that includes an elongate channel that is attached to a handle assembly by an elongate shaft assembly. The elongate channel is configured to receive a...
US20130001270 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith  
A cartridge assembly is disclosed. The cartridge assembly comprises a cartridge housing and a cartridge. The cartridge housing has a plurality of biasing members thereon. The cartridge is...
US20110132964 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT  
In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, wherein the shaft defines an axis, and a disposable loading unit which is assembled...
US20120199630 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES  
A surgical instrument. Various embodiments of the surgical instrument include an end effector that has a moveable cutting implement. A main drive shaft assembly operably interfaces with the end...
US20120241496 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CAPSULES  
A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a plurality of layers. Various embodiments are disclosed herein for manufacturing a tissue thickness compensator. In certain embodiments, a tissue...
US20110303735 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...
US20130105552 Cartridge Status and Presence Detection  
Surgical systems and related methods verify the presence of an unfired surgical cartridge mounted to a surgical instrument. The cartridge includes an input that is actuated in a firing direction...
US20120234897 SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH SELF ADJUSTING ANVIL  
A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes an elongate channel that is configured to...
US20140117066 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS  
A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a...
US20130181031 Surgical Stapling Apparatus  
A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a...
US20130112734 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS  
A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a...
US20130112733 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS  
A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a...
US20130112732 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS  
A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a...
US20110297731 Surgical Stapling Apparatus  
A loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes a tool assembly having a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly that are movable in relation to one another; a...
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...
US20120241502 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING RESILIENT MEMBERS  
A tissue thickness compensator comprising at least one woven lattice can be positioned in the end effector of a surgical instrument. A fastener cartridge that is positioned in the end effector can...
US20140131418 Surgical Stapling Apparatus Including Buttress Attachment  
A surgical stapling apparatus, a surgical stapling loading unit and a staple cartridge assembly are provided including a buttress releasably disposed against a tissue contacting surface of a...
US20100301096 DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS  
A self contained motor-powered disposable loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may contain a battery that is retained in a disconnected...
US20150108200 SURGICAL FASTENER-APPLYING APPARATUSES WITH SEQUENTIAL FIRING  
A surgical fastening instrument is provided. The surgical fastening instrument includes a handle portion and an elongate portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a...
US20140021241 SURGICAL FASTENER-APPLYING APPARATUSES WITH SEQUENTIAL FIRING  
A surgical fastening instrument is provided. The surgical fastening instrument includes a handle portion and an elongate portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a...
US20120168485 Surgical Fastener-Applying Apparatuses With Sequential Firing  
A surgical fastening instrument is provided. The surgical fastening instrument includes a handle portion and an elongate portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a...
US20120273552 Center Cinch And Release Of Buttress Material  
A buttressed anvil assembly is provided for use with a surgical stapling instrument. The buttressed anvil assembly generally includes an anvil member having a strip of buttress material attached...
US20110024480 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...
US20150076212 SURGICAL END EFFECTOR HAVING BUTTRESS RETENTION FEATURES  
A piece of buttress material and an end-effector of a surgical instrument including features which can aid a surgeon in properly and quickly attaching the piece of buttress material to the...