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Glueless pocketed spring unit construction

Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith

Flat clinch stapler anvil assembly

Date/App# patent app List of recent Anvil-related patents
07/24/14
20140203064
 Guide appendage patent thumbnailnew patent Guide appendage
An introducer accessory for being fitted with a circular stapler, the circular stapler comprising an anvil assembly and a staple cartridge assembly, the staple cartridge assembly including a staple cylinder (1) and a staple cartridge (2) being mutually fixed, wherein the introducer accessory at least comprises a sleeve portion (4) sleeved around a distal end of the circular stapler and an introducing portion (6) disposed at a distal end of the sleeve portion (4); a maximum outer diameter of the introducing portion (6) is equal to a minimum outer diameter of the sleeve portion (4); the introducing portion (6) is a spiral member, one end of a spiral wire of the spiral member is connected with a traction member and the other end is connected with the sleeve portion. A part of the introducer accessory or the whole introducer accessory can be pulled out from the circular stapler in one piece in the form of a strip.
07/24/14
20140203063
 Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith patent thumbnailnew patent Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith
A surgical kit is disclosed. The kit comprises a surgical instrument, a loading unit, and a plurality of cartridge members.
07/24/14
20140203060
 Flat clinch stapler anvil assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Flat clinch stapler anvil assembly
A flat clinch assembly fits upon or within a base of a stapling device. The assembly preferably includes a slot with extended resiliently biased arms or toggles, where a rest position has the arms at or near a level of a working surface.
07/24/14
20140201924
 Glueless pocketed spring unit construction patent thumbnailnew patent Glueless pocketed spring unit construction
Methods and systems for no-glue pocketed spring unit construction. Rows of pocketed springs, preferably arranged into modules of more than two pocketed springs surrounding a central hole, are ultrasonically welded together when paired vibrating probes and anvils press layers of pocketed spring fabric from the rows of pocketed springs together and a welding pulse is transmitted to the vibrating probe..
07/17/14
20140197224
 Buttress retainer for eea anvil patent thumbnailButtress retainer for eea anvil
An apparatus for joining two hollow organ sections with an annular array of staples includes a staple cartridge assembly, an anvil assembly, and a buttress assembly. The staple cartridge assembly includes a plurality of surgical staples in an annular array.
07/17/14
20140196516
 Rotary wheelhouse roller hemming assembly patent thumbnailRotary wheelhouse roller hemming assembly
A rotary wheelhouse roller hemming apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a support and a rotary mechanism including a plurality of connected anvils driveably rotatable about an axis. The rotary mechanism is mounted on the support.
07/10/14
20140191015
 Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights patent thumbnailStapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights
A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge.
07/10/14
20140191014
 Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights patent thumbnailStapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights
A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge..
07/10/14
20140191013
 Indicator for surgical stapler patent thumbnailIndicator for surgical stapler
A surgical stapler for visually indicating to a user the stage of operation of the stapler. The surgical stapler includes a body, a stapling assembly positioned on a distal end of the body including a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly, and a thrust bar slidably disposed within the body.
07/10/14
20140191011
 Tilt top anvil with torsion spring patent thumbnailTilt top anvil with torsion spring
A tilt anvil assembly is disclosed which includes a center rod, a head assembly, and a torsion spring configured to pivot the head assembly relative to the center rod. The head assembly has a locking collar defining a locked position preventing pivotal movement of the head assembly, and an unlocked position allowing pivotal movement of the head assembly.
07/10/14
20140190638
Sonotrode and anvil energy director grids for narrow/complex ultrasonic welds of improved durability
A specially designed sonotrode and anvil are adapted to be used in combination for ultrasonic welding of work pieces, to produce a narrower weld region, but one exhibiting greater durability, thereby permitting use of less packaging material. The contact surfaces comprise a surface of the anvil having a plurality of energy directors, where the plurality of energy directors are arranged into a three-dimensional grid pattern to be capable of distributed vibration-transmissive contact.
07/03/14
20140186579
Industrial fabric and method of welding seam area using ultrasonic welding
The invention relates to ultrasonic welding of industrial fabrics. Specifically, the invention relates to methods for ultrasonically welding the seam area of industrial fabrics using a textured horn and/or anvil.
07/03/14
20140183243
Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly
An anvil assembly having a tissue contact surface and a plurality of staple pockets formed in the tissue contact surface. Each of the plurality of staple pockets including first and second staple forming cups, each of the first and second staple forming cups having an outside portion and an inside portion, the inside portion of the first and second staple forming cups being positioned in close relation to each other and the outside portion of the first and second staple forming cups being positioned in spaced relation to each other.
07/03/14
20140182869
Impact tool
An impact driver or impact tool includes a motor, a motor housing that houses the motor, a grip housing integrally provided with the motor housing, a hammer case is disposed frontward of the motor housing, a spindle rotated by the motor, a hammer housed inside the hammer case and configured to be rotated by the spindle, and an anvil housed inside the hammer case which anvil is configured to be impacted by the hammer. In this impact driver, a length from a rear end of the motor housing to a front end of the anvil (i.e., the front-rear length of a main body) is less than 128 mm..
06/26/14
20140175157
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 together, and the like. In some embodiments, an elongate anvil body may protrude distally and/or laterally from a fastener support disposed along the base.
06/26/14
20140175156
Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material
An end effector includes an anvil and a staple cartridge. The staple cartridge includes a first deck surface, a second deck surface, a plurality of first staple cavities arranged in a first row extending along the first deck surface, a plurality of second staple cavities arranged in a second row extending along the second deck surface, a plurality of third staple cavities arranged in a third row, a driven element, and a plurality of staples engaged with the driven element and simultaneously deployed into the tissue.
06/26/14
20140175151
Linear staple with a multi-functional retaining pin subassembly
The present invention provides a linear stapler having a multi-functional retaining pin subassembly. The linear stapler comprises a handle stem connecting an anvil to a handle, and the retaining pin subassembly is movably supported on the handle stem and comprises a connecting cover having a retaining pin extending from the connecting cover.
06/26/14
20140175147
Surgical stapler with reduced clamp gap for insertion
A surgical apparatus may include a staple holder, an anvil connected to and movable relative to the staple holder, and at least one axle extending outward from the anvil; and an overtube slidable relative to the end effector, the overtube including at least one slot defined therein; where each slot receives a corresponding axle. A surgical method for treating tissue of a patient may include providing an end effector that includes a staple holder and an anvil connected to and movable relative to the staple holder, and an overtube slidable relative to said end effector, making an incision in the patient; inserting the end effector and at least part of the overtube through the incision in a first, insertion configuration in which substantially no gap exists between the anvil and staple holder, and moving the overtube relative to the end effector to open the end effector to a second, unclamped position where at least part of the anvil is spaced apart from the staple holder..
06/26/14
20140173887
Process for nondestructive evaluation of the quality of a crimped wire connector
A process and apparatus for collecting data for nondestructive evaluation of the quality of a crimped wire connector are provided. The process involves providing a crimping tool having an anvil and opposing jaw for crimping a terminal onto a stranded wire, moving the jaw relative to the anvil to close the distance between the jaw and the anvil and thereby compress the terminal against the wire, while transmitting ultrasonic waves that are propagated through the terminal wire combination and received at a receiving ultrasonic transducer as the jaw is moved relative to the anvil, and detecting and recording the position of the jaw relative to the anvil as a function of time and detecting and recording the amplitude of the ultrasonic wave that is received at the receiving ultrasonic transducer as a function of time as the jaw is moved relative to the anvil..
06/19/14
20140171985
Stapler for mucosectomy
The head of a stapler for mucosectomy comprises an external goblet-shaped body (1) wherein an internal goblet-shaped body (2) is concentrically and slidingly located, at the edge of which a circular blade (3) is fixed. The internal goblet-shaped body (2) is provided with a central hole (5) wherein a rod (6) is slidingly inserted, at the end (7) of which an anvil (8; 8′) is fixed.
06/19/14
20140171742
Surgical instrument with elongated channel
A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, an elongated body portion, a head portion and an elongated channel. The elongated body portion extends distally from the handle assembly.
06/19/14
20140166726
Staple cartridge including a barbed staple
An end effector for fastening tissue including a cartridge having a longitudinal row of staple cavities and a plurality of staples removably stored in the staple cavities. The staple includes a base, a pair of legs extending from the base, and a plane formed by the pair of legs, wherein at least one of the legs has a barb extending therefrom.
06/19/14
20140166725
Staple cartridge including a barbed staple.
An end effector for fastening tissue including an anvil having a deck to support tissue. The deck has a first surface with a first longitudinal row of staple forming pockets, and a second surface, having a second longitudinal row of staple forming pockets wherein the first surface is positioned vertically above the second surface.
06/19/14
20140166722
Staple cartridge comprising staples including a lateral base
A surgical stapling system including a driver and a staple where the driver is connected to the staple. In previous surgical stapling systems, the driver and the staple were not connected.
06/19/14
20140166721
Folded buttress for use with a surgical apparatus
An end effector for use with a surgical apparatus. The end effector comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface defining a central longitudinal slot and an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface defining a central longitudinal slot.
06/19/14
20140166720
Surgical instrument with pressure distribution device
The present disclosure is directed to a surgical apparatus, comprising an anvil jaw configured to form at least one surgical staple, a cartridge jaw configured to deploy one or more surgical staples against the anvil jaw, and a pressure distribution device attached to at least one of the anvil jaw and the cartridge jaw, wherein the pressure distribution device is configured to distribute a clamping pressure to a target tissue during a clamping and a stapling of the target tissue.. .
06/19/14
20140166718
Motor driven rotary input circular stapler with lockable flexible shaft
A circular stapler apparatus and method for stapling tissue include a shaft assembly and an anvil. The anvil is configured to proximally retract toward the shaft assembly, which at least severs or staples tissue based on a single rotary input.
06/19/14
20140166717
Circular stapler with selectable motorized and manual control, including a control ring
An apparatus for stapling tissue comprises a stapling head assembly, a rotary drive shaft, and a mode selector. The stapling head assembly comprises a closure assembly and a firing assembly.
06/19/14
20140166187
Method for producing drip irrigation tubes
In a method for producing drip irrigation tubes, a body is extruded, from which the tube is formed and in which metering elements (10) are attached, which are connected to the body by means of ultrasonic welding. For such drip irrigation tubes, the water enters the metering elements (10) from the inside of the drip irrigation tubes through inlet openings, flows through the metering elements, and exits the drip irrigation tubes through outlet openings in a metered manner.
06/12/14
20140158748
Surgical stapling apparatus with curved cartridge and anvil assemblies
A surgical instrument is designed for clamping, cutting, and/or joining tissue. This surgical instrument includes a handle portion, an elongate portion extending distally from the handle portion, first and second jaw members disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated portion, a shaft movable upon actuation of the handle portion, and a knife bar operatively coupled to the shaft.
06/12/14
20140158744
Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical stapling instrument comprising a handle assembly having a proximal end, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a head portion disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated body portion and including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The shell assembly includes a shell and a staple guide housing a plurality of staples.
06/12/14
20140158743
Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection
A surgical fastener applying apparatus including an anvil half-section having a distal end and a longitudinal axis; a cartridge receiving half-section having a distal end and operatively couplable with the anvil half-section such that the distal ends of the half-sections are in juxtaposed relation; and a deflection control system operatively engaged with and reinforcing the distal end of the anvil half-section when a force is applied to the distal end of the anvil half-section in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis.. .
06/12/14
20140158388
Torque-limited impact tool
Illustrative embodiments of torque-limited impact tools are disclosed. An impact tool may include a shaft adapted to rotate about an axis, a hammer having a hammer jaw with an obtuse impact surface, and an anvil having an anvil jaw with an acute impact surface.
06/12/14
20140158304
Tape dispenser system
A tape dispenser including a body with having several functional elements formed thereon, including a cutting edge, an anvil, a guide, finger grips, and a thumb rest. The body also defines an opening for receiving a tape roll therein.
06/05/14
20140151436
Flexible endoluminal surgical instrument
A surgical instrument comprises a first elongated member and a second elongated member, the first elongated member and the second elongated member being operatively connected and configured to rotate in opposite directions to substantially limit counter torque. The first and second elongated members are flexible shafts.
06/05/14
20140151435
Surgical device with tandem fasteners
A surgical fastener applier having a handle and a fastener housing extending from the handle. The housing contains at least one anvil movable within the staple housing, the anvil has a proximal position and a distal position.
06/05/14
20140151434
Surgical stapling instrument
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. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
06/05/14
20140151433
Surgical stapling instrument
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. An e-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut.
06/05/14
20140151430
Circular anvil introduction system with alignment feature
An apparatus is provided for stapling tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil and a trocar selectively coupled with the anvil.
06/05/14
20140151429
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 coupled to the anvil and includes a dilation feature.
06/05/14
20140150595
Steering column assembly with improved energy absorption
A steering column assembly for a vehicle comprises a column jacket and an energy absorption system. The column jacket is configured to undergo a collapse event involving a translation of the column jacket along a longitudinal axis in response to application of a column compression force following the occurrence of a predefined event.
06/05/14
20140150594
Steering column assembly with improved energy absorption system
A steering column assembly for a vehicle comprises a column jacket and an energy absorption system. The column jacket is configured to undergo a collapse event involving a translation of the column jacket along a longitudinal axis in response to application of a column compression force.
05/29/14
20140144970
Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
A surgical system has a jaw assembly including a plurality of fasteners, an anvil and a drive beam for pushing an actuation sled. A drive screw imparts motion to the drive beam.
05/29/14
20140144969
Pivoting anvil for surgical circular stapler
A circular stapler apparatus for stapling tissue has a circular stapling head operable to drive staples toward an anvil to form the staples in a circular array. The anvil includes an anvil head, a proximal shaft extending proximally from the anvil head and having a proximal end disposed in a first plane, and a first pivot connecting the anvil head to the proximal shaft.
05/29/14
20140144968
Surgical staple with integral pledget for tip deflection
A circular stapler apparatus for stapling tissue includes a staple and pledget assembly and a circular staple head operable to drive staples toward an anvil. A staple of the staple and pledget assembly has a pair of legs disposed substantially perpendicular to a crown of the staple in a first position.
05/29/14
20140144705
Hydraulic percussion apparatus and method of use
A hydraulic percussive apparatus is disclosed for generating vibrating forces to a pipe string. The apparatus is attached to the pipe string a central bore through which fluid may be introduced into the apparatus.
05/22/14
20140140367
Thermal-mechanical testing apparatus for electrically conductive specimen testing systems and method for use thereof
A thermal-mechanical testing apparatus for use with an electrically conductive specimen testing system. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a first compression anvil assembly, a mounting frame coupled to the first compression anvil assembly, and a second compression anvil assembly positioned opposite the first compression anvil assembly and the mounting frame.
05/22/14
20140138424
Friction stir welding using a sacrificial anvil
Devices and methods for friction stir welding using an anvil with a sacrificial material are disclosed. The method involves the steps of providing an anvil with a sacrificial material on the backside of the workpieces and operating a friction stir welding device to form a weld that joins the workpieces together with the sacrificial material.
05/22/14
20140138423
Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge
A surgical buttress for use in a surgical stapling apparatus is provided. The surgical buttress includes an elongate rectangular body portion defining a width; a nose portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the body portion, the nose portion defining a width that is less than the width of the body portion; a neck portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the body portion, the neck portion defining a width; a head portion integrally formed with and connected to a distal end of the neck portion, the head portion defining a width; and a tail portion integrally formed with and extending from a proximal end of the body portion, the tail portion defining a width that is less than the width of the body portion.
05/22/14
20140138012
Automatic monitoring of vibration welding equipment
A vibration welding system includes vibration welding equipment having a welding horn and anvil, a host device, a check station, and a robot. The robot moves the horn and anvil via an arm to the check station.
05/15/14
20140135196
Apparatus and method for manufacture of a secondary package
A method for producing a lid for a secondary package, the secondary package intended to encase primary packages, wherein the method comprises: folding the lid from a cardboard blank, comprising: side areas along a length of the blank, and the method comprises: picking the cardboard blank from a magazine with a picking unit; moving the picking unit, holding the cardboard blank to a position adjacent to a folding unit; transferring the cardboard blank from the picking unit to the folding unit, whereby the folding unit acts as an anvil and the picking unit acts as a stamp; thereby folding the side areas of the cardboard blank to form long lid sides, and forming short edges of the cardboard blank to short lid sides by folding them and holding them together, to form the lid for the secondary package. The invention also relates to an apparatus for performing the method..
05/15/14
20140135192
Stack of folded hygiene products and method and apparatus for producing same
A method for producing stacks of individual web sections involves: (a) directing the continuous web to a perforating station; (b) perforating the continuous web at predetermined intervals and forming sheets of web material between consecutive perforation lines extending laterally across the continuous web, the perforating being carried out via at least one perforation element arranged at the circumference of a perforation roller; (c) directing the continuous web to a cutting station; (d) cutting at second predetermined intervals the continuous web into web sections via a cutting element acting against an anvil element, to generate a clear cut or a tab-bond; (e) folding the web sections via a folding roll; and (f) stacking the folded web section to generate a stack of folded sheets.. .
05/15/14
20140131420
Collapsible anvil head and stapling apparatus
Various implementations of the invention provide for a one-piece surgical stapling apparatus that includes a stapler head and an anvil head assembly. The anvil head assembly is tiltable between a tilted position and a transverse position, and anvil plates of the anvil head assembly are moveable about one or more hinges between a closed and an open position.
05/15/14
20140131419
Recessed groove for better suture retention
An end effector for use with a surgical stapler. The end effector comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface having at least one recessed groove defined therein and an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface having at least one recessed groove defined therein.
05/15/14
20140131418
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 cartridge assembly and/or an anvil assembly, a continuous length of suture securing a respective surgical buttress against the respective the tissue contacting surface, wherein the suture extends transversely across the respective surgical buttress, and a retaining feature securing each suture to the respective cartridge assembly and anvil assembly. The retaining feature may include an adhesive adhering the suture to a surface of the cartridge assembly and/or anvil assembly.
05/15/14
20140131417
Circular stapler mechanical lockout
A surgical stapling device is disclosed including a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The anvil assembly is translatable relative to the cartridge assembly between a spaced position, where the anvil assembly is spaced from the cartridge assembly, and an approximated position, where the anvil assembly is in close cooperative alignment with the cartridge assembly for clamping tissue disposed therebetween.
05/15/14
20140131415
Slanted introducer for end-to-end anastomosis anvil
A surgical stapling device including an elongated body portion having a proximal end and a distal end, and defining a longitudinal axis therethrough is presented. The surgical stapling device further includes a handle assembly positionable adjacent the body portion at the proximal end thereof and an introducer assembly positioned at the distal end of the body portion.
05/15/14
20140131414
Nailing system and method
A nailing system may include a bracket that mounts to a nail gun, and an arm. The system may also include a movable joint to connect the arm to the bracket.
05/15/14
20140130330
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 surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly, wherein each surgical buttress is secured to the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly by at least one anchor; a release assembly associated with the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly; and a drive assembly slidably translatable through the tool assembly between proximal and distal positions, wherein the drive assembly actuates the release assembly to thereby release the anchor to free the surgical buttress from the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly.. .
05/08/14
20140124229
Impact tool
An impact tool has a hammer (5) to be driven by a motor for revolution and an anvil (6) impacted with the revolution by the hammer (5) and transmitting an impact force to a tip tool. Between the motor and the hammer (5), first and second ring gears (41a, 42a) are provided, and first and second planetary gear mechanisms (41) and (42) are arranged to transmit the rotary force of the motor to the hammer (5).
05/01/14
20140117066
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 surgical buttress releasably secured to a tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly, wherein each surgical buttress is secured to the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly by at least one anchor; a release assembly associated with the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly; and a drive assembly slidably translatable through the tool assembly between proximal and distal positions, wherein the drive assembly actuates the release assembly to thereby release the anchor to free the surgical buttress from the anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly.. .
05/01/14
20140116739
Rotary hammer
A rotary hammer includes a motor, a spindle coupled to the motor for receiving torque from the motor, a piston at least partially received within the spindle for reciprocation therein, a striker received within the spindle for reciprocation in response to reciprocation of the piston, and an anvil received within the spindle and positioned between the striker and a tool bit. The rotary hammer also includes a retainer received within the spindle for selectively securing the striker in an idle position in which it is inhibited from reciprocating within the spindle, and an o-ring positioned between the retainer and the spindle.
05/01/14
20140115902
Garden shears
Garden shears has a pair of overlapped engaging members, an anvil, a blade plate and two operating arms. The engaging member has a plurality of positioning apertures, at least two pivoting apertures, and a containment space.
04/24/14
20140110457
Surgical staple and staple pocket for forming kidney-shaped staple
The present invention disclosed a surgical staple (50) and staple pocket (57) for forming kidney-shaped staple therefor, with the staple pocket (57) being recessed inward on the tissue contacting surface of the staple anvil (58), and with m-shaped staple (50) being used, wherein the degree of projection of the middle portion of the back span (51) of the m-shaped staple (50) arranged at the inner circle or arrangd at a proximal side of a cutter slot (121) is larger than that of the back span (51) of the m-shaped staple (50) arranged at the outer circle or arranged at a distal side of the cutter slot (121), so that when the staple (50) of the same height are adapted to staple tissues to be stapled of different thickness, staple driver (68) bends the m-shaped staple (50) on the staple pocket (57) to form kidney-shaped staple (50) so as to achieve the operational effect of being able to seal the stapled tissue, to stop bleeding and to heal the tissue therearound.. .
04/24/14
20140110456
Surgical device identification
A surgical device is disclosed, which has a loading unit having a cartridge assembly, anvil assembly, and a stapling drive member with a flange that engages at least one of the cartridge assembly and anvil assembly, the loading unit having a body portion; and a mechanical feature on the at least one of the cartridge assembly and anvil assembly, the mechanical feature being arranged to be engaged by the flange, the mechanical feature being indicative of an aspect of the loading unit. The mechanical feature can indicate the staple line length, staple size, type of loading unit, and/or whether the loading unit has been fired, for a surgical stapling device..
04/24/14
20140110455
Loading unit velocity and position feedback
A loading unit for a surgical stapling device has a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly, the cartridge assembly including a channel and a staple cartridge having a plurality of surgical staples therein. An axial drive assembly has a clamping member, the clamping member having an upper flange for engaging the anvil assembly, and a lower flange for engaging the channel.
04/24/14
20140110453
Surgical instrument with rapid post event detection
A surgical instrument is disclosed, the instrument including: a handle assembly; a jaw assembly including a staple cartridge containing a plurality of staples and an anvil to form the plurality of staples upon firing; a lockout mechanism configured to prevent reuse of the jaw assembly; a drive assembly at least partially located within the handle and connected to the jaw assembly; a motor operatively coupled to the drive assembly; and a controller operatively coupled to the motor, the controller configured to control supply of electrical current to the motor and to monitor a current draw of the motor, wherein the controller is further configured to terminate the supply of electrical current to the motor in response to a drop in the current draw.. .
04/24/14
20140110053
Apparatuses and methods for bonding substrates
A method includes rotating a drum about an axis and rotating an anvil roll about an axis adjacent to the drum so as to form a nip there between. The drum includes a fluid nozzle and a press member, the press member having an outer surface.
04/24/14
20140109739
Method and apparatus for positioning a cutting apparatus
A rotary cutting apparatus includes a frame movable in a first direction and a second direction that is opposite the first direction. The apparatus includes a cutting roll.
04/24/14
20140109736
Method and apparatus for cutting a substrate
A rotary cutting apparatus is configured to rotate about a first longitudinal axis. The cutting roll includes a cutting member.
04/17/14
20140107676
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 cartridge assembly. The second cartridge assembly is configured to move between an open position and an approximated position relative to clamp tissue.
04/17/14
20140107611
Controlling flow in a medical injection system
A valve apparatus for a medical injection system includes a pinching member and at least one spring-loaded anvil. A tubing line of the injection system may be positioned between the pinching member and the anvil, such that when the pinching member is moved into a pinching position adjacent to the anvil, for example, by rotation of a shaft to which the member is coupled, the pinching member compresses the tubing line against the spring-loaded anvil.


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