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2018/0168637 METHODS OF STAPLING TISSUE
A method of stapling tissue is disclosed. The method can include obtaining a staple cartridge including a plurality of staples, wherein each staple has a base...
2018/0168636 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH JAW OPENING FEATURES FOR INCREASING A JAW OPENING DISTANCE
A surgical instrument that includes a first jaw and a second jaw that is pivotally coupled to the first jaw. The second jaw is configured to pivot about a...
2018/0168635 SURGICAL TOOL ASSEMBLIES WITH CLOSURE STROKE REDUCTION FEATURES
A surgical tool assembly that includes a surgical end effector that has first and second jaws that are movable between a fully open position and a fully closed...
2018/0168634 STAPLE CARTRIDGES AND ARRANGEMENTS OF STAPLES AND STAPLE CAVITIES THEREIN
A staple cartridge is disclosed. The staple cartridge can include a cartridge body having a plurality of staple cavities defined therein. The staple cavities...
2018/0168633 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS AND STAPLE-FORMING ANVILS
An adaptor for an end effector is disclosed. The adaptor can include a staple cartridge having a plurality of staple cavities and a plurality of staples...
2018/0168632 STAPLE CARTRIDGES AND ARRANGEMENTS OF STAPLES AND STAPLE CAVITIES THEREIN
A staple cartridge is disclosed. The staple cartridge can include a cartridge body having a plurality of staple cavities defined therein. The staple cavities...
2018/0168631 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS AND STAPLE-FORMING ANVILS
An anvil for a surgical end effector is disclosed. The anvil can have a staple-forming surface having a plurality of pockets defined therein. The pockets can...
2018/0168630 SURGICAL TOOL ASSEMBLIES WITH CLUTCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHIFTING BETWEEN CLOSURE SYSTEMS WITH CLOSURE STROKE...
A tool assembly for use with a closure actuator that is configured to move a first axial closure distance upon actuation thereof. A surgical end effector is...
2018/0168629 STAPLE CARTRIDGES AND ARRANGEMENTS OF STAPLES AND STAPLE CAVITIES THEREIN
A staple cartridge is disclosed. The staple cartridge can have a longitudinal axis and a cartridge body having a deck, wherein a plurality of staple cavities...
2018/0168628 ARTICULATABLE SURGICAL END EFFECTOR WITH ASYMMETRIC SHAFT ARRANGEMENT
A surgical tool assembly. A surgical end effector is movably coupled to a shaft assembly by an articulation joint that is configured to facilitate selective...
2018/0168627 NO-CARTRIDGE AND SPENT CARTRIDGE LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL STAPLERS
A surgical end effector. A first jaw is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge. A lockout system is supported within the end effector and...
2018/0168626 CLOSURE MEMBERS WITH CAM SURFACE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH SEPARATE AND DISTINCT CLOSURE AND...
A surgical instrument with separate closure and firing systems for applying closure and firing motions. In one form, the surgical instrument includes a hollow...
2018/0168625 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH SMART STAPLE CARTRIDGES
A surgical instrument includes an anvil and an elongate channel. The elongate channel includes a plurality of first electrical contacts and a plurality of...
2018/0168624 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH PRIMARY AND SAFETY PROCESSORS
A surgical instrument includes a motor operably coupled to a firing member, wherein the motor is configured to generate at least one rotational motion to...
2018/0168623 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS
A system is disclosed. The system can comprise an end effector configured to receive a compatible replaceable staple cartridge, wherein the end effector...
2018/0168622 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MULTIPLE FAILURE RESPONSE MODES
A surgical instrument includes a failure response system with a first circuit configured to detect a first operational error of the powered surgical stapling...
2018/0168621 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGE WITH MOVABLE CAMMING MEMBER CONFIGURED TO DISENGAGE FIRING MEMBER LOCKOUT FEATURES
A surgical staple cartridge for use with a surgical end effector that includes a lock member that is movable between a locked configuration wherein a firing...
2018/0168620 STAPLE FORMING POCKET ARRANGEMENTS
In various embodiments, a stapling assembly is disclosed. The stapling assembly comprises, among other things, an anvil configured to deform staples. The anvil...
2018/0168619 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS
A system is disclosed. The system can comprise a replaceable staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples, a proximal laterally-protruding lug, and a...
2018/0168618 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS
A system for stapling tissue is disclosed. The system can include a channel and a compatible staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples. The channel...
2018/0168617 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING STAPLES WITH DIFFERENT CLAMPING BREADTHS
A staple cartridge assembly is disclosed which comprises first staples including a drive portion and a clenching portion offset from the drive portion by a...
2018/0168616 FIRING MEMBER PIN ANGLE
A surgical instrument comprising a first jaw, a second jaw, and a firing member is disclosed. The firing member comprises one or more cams configured to...
2018/0168615 METHOD OF DEFORMING STAPLES FROM TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF STAPLE CARTRIDGES WITH THE SAME SURGICAL STAPLING...
Methods for providing and using a surgical instrument system are disclosed.
2018/0168614 ANVIL ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL STAPLERS
An anvil for a surgical stapler. In at least one form, the anvil includes an elongate anvil body portion that has an upper portion and a staple forming...
2018/0168613 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH JAWS THAT ARE PIVOTABLE ABOUT A FIXED AXIS AND INCLUDE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT CLOSURE...
A surgical instrument with first and second jaws that are pivotally supported relative to each other for pivotal travel about a fixed pivot axis between open...
2018/0168612 SURGICAL STAPLERS WITH INDEPENDENTLY ACTUATABLE CLOSING AND FIRING SYSTEMS
A surgical instrument with separate actuatable closure and firing systems for closing a movable jaw and actuating a firing member. In one form, the surgical...
2018/0168611 ANVIL HAVING A KNIFE SLOT WIDTH
A surgical instrument comprising an anvil and a firing member is disclosed. The anvil comprises longitudinal rows of staple forming pockets including inner...
2018/0168610 FIRING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A MULTIPLE FAILED-STATE FUSE
Surgical instruments are disclosed comprising a firing assembly including a fuse having a plurality of operating states.
2018/0168609 FIRING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A FUSE
Surgical instruments are disclosed which comprise a firing assembly configured to apply a firing load to an end effector of the surgical instrument during a...
2018/0168608 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SYSTEM COMPRISING AN END EFFECTOR LOCKOUT AND A FIRING ASSEMBLY LOCKOUT
Surgical stapling instruments are disclosed comprising a staple cartridge, a firing member, and a cartridge lockout configured to prevent the firing member...
2018/0168607 FIRING MEMBER PIN CONFIGURATIONS
A surgical instrument comprising a first jaw, a second jaw, and a firing member is disclosed. The firing member comprises one or more cams configured to...
2018/0168606 FIRING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A LOCKOUT
Surgical instruments are disclosed which comprise a firing assembly configured to apply a firing force to an end effector. The surgical instruments further...
2018/0168605 STAPLE FIRING MEMBER COMPRISING A MISSING CARTRIDGE AND/OR SPENT CARTRIDGE LOCKOUT
Surgical stapling instruments are disclosed comprising missing staple cartridge and/or spent cartridge lockouts. In various instances, such lockouts are...
2018/0168604 CLOSURE MEMBER ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
A closure member for applying a closure motion to a movable jaw of a surgical instrument. In at least one form, the closure member comprises a closure body...
2018/0168603 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A CUTTING MEMBER
Surgical instruments are disclosed which comprise an improved staple firing and/or tissue cutting member.
2018/0168602 STAPLE CARTRIDGE AND STAPLE CARTRIDGE CHANNEL COMPRISING WINDOWS DEFINED THEREIN
A surgical instrument is disclosed comprising a cartridge jaw and a series of windows in the cartridge jaw configured to permit a clinician to observe the...
2018/0168601 STAPLE FORMING POCKET ARRANGEMENTS COMPRISING PRIMARY SIDEWALLS AND POCKET SIDEWALLS
In various embodiments, a stapling assembly is disclosed. The stapling assembly comprises, among other things, an anvil configured to deform staples. The anvil...
2018/0168600 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT COMPRISING IMPROVED JAW CONTROL
Surgical instruments are disclosed which comprise improved jaw control. In at least one instance, a surgical instrument is configured to apply an increased...
2018/0168599 STAPLE FORMING POCKET ARRANGEMENT TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STAPLES
A surgical stapling system is disclosed. In various embodiments, the system comprises a staple cartridge attachment portion, a first staple cartridge...
2018/0168598 STAPLE FORMING POCKET ARRANGEMENTS COMPRISING ZONED FORMING SURFACE GROOVES
In various embodiments, a stapling assembly is disclosed. The stapling assembly comprises, among other things, an anvil configured to deform staples. The anvil...
2018/0168597 METHOD FOR RESETTING A FUSE OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SHAFT
Methods for resetting a fuse in a surgical instrument are disclosed.
2018/0168596 SHAFT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND ARTICULATION LOCKOUTS
An end effector is disclosed which comprises a shaft, an end effector rotatably connected to the shaft about an articulation joint, and an articulation driver...
2018/0168595 SHAFT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A LOCKOUT
An end effector is disclosed comprising a cartridge channel, a staple cartridge positionable in the cartridge channel, and a firing assembly configured to lock...
2018/0168594 BILATERALLY ASYMMETRIC STAPLE FORMING POCKET PAIRS
In various embodiments, a stapling assembly is disclosed. The stapling assembly comprises, among other things, an anvil configured to deform staples. The anvil...
2018/0168593 SURGICAL SYSTEM COMPRISING A FIRING MEMBER ROTATABLE INTO AN ARTICULATION STATE TO ARTICULATE AN END EFFECTOR...
A surgical instrument is disclosed comprising an end effector, a frame, an articulation system configured rotate the end effector relative to the frame, and a...
2018/0168592 SHAFT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A CLUTCH CONFIGURED TO ADAPT THE OUTPUT OF A ROTARY FIRING MEMBER TO TWO DIFFERENT...
A shaft assembly is disclosed which is usable with a surgical system, such as a surgical robot and/or a handle of a surgical instrument, for example. The shaft...
2018/0168591 SHAFT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SEPARATELY ACTUATABLE AND RETRACTABLE SYSTEMS
A shaft assembly is disclosed which comprises an end effector configurable in an open configuration and a closed configuration, a closure system configured to...
2018/0168590 SHAFT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A MANUALLY-OPERABLE RETRACTION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SYSTEM
A shaft assembly is disclosed which is selectively attachable to a variety of surgical systems, such as a handle of a surgical instrument and an arm of a...
2018/0168589 METHOD FOR ATTACHING A SHAFT ASSEMBLY TO A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND, ALTERNATIVELY, TO A SURGICAL ROBOT
Methods for selectively attaching a shaft assembly to a handle of a surgical instrument and an arm of a surgical robot are disclosed.
2018/0168588 INTERLOCK ASSEMBLIES FOR REPLACEABLE LOADING UNIT
Interlock assemblies for attaching a loading unit to a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The interlock assemblies are formed on a proximal end of a...
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