US20120080478A1 - Surgical staple cartridges with detachable support structures and surgical stapling instruments with systems for preventing actuation motions when a cartridge is not present - Google Patents

Surgical staple cartridges with detachable support structures and surgical stapling instruments with systems for preventing actuation motions when a cartridge is not present Download PDF

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US20120080478A1
US20120080478A1 US12/894,350 US89435010A US2012080478A1 US 20120080478 A1 US20120080478 A1 US 20120080478A1 US 89435010 A US89435010 A US 89435010A US 2012080478 A1 US2012080478 A1 US 2012080478A1
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Jerome R. Morgan
Frederick E. Shelton, IV
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Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc
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Priority to US12/894,318 priority Critical patent/US8814024B2/en
Priority to US12/894,327 priority patent/US8978956B2/en
Priority to US12/894,351 priority patent/US9113864B2/en
Priority to US12/894,361 priority patent/US8529600B2/en
Priority to US12/894,376 priority patent/US9044228B2/en
Priority to US12/894,338 priority patent/US8864007B2/en
Priority to US12/894,350 priority patent/US20120080478A1/en
Priority to US12/894,311 priority patent/US8763877B2/en
Priority to US12/894,360 priority patent/US9113862B2/en
Priority to US12/894,306 priority patent/US9044227B2/en
Priority to US12/894,330 priority patent/US8757465B2/en
Priority to US12/894,367 priority patent/US9033203B2/en
Priority to US12/894,377 priority patent/US8393514B2/en
Priority to US12/894,389 priority patent/US8740037B2/en
Priority to US12/894,340 priority patent/US8899463B2/en
Priority to US12/894,369 priority patent/US20120080344A1/en
Priority to US12/894,388 priority patent/US8474677B2/en
Priority to US12/894,312 priority patent/US8925782B2/en
Priority to US12/894,345 priority patent/US8783542B2/en
Priority to US12/894,383 priority patent/US8752699B2/en
Priority to US12/894,339 priority patent/US8840003B2/en
Priority to US12/894,322 priority patent/US8740034B2/en
Assigned to ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. reassignment ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: MORGAN, JEROME R., SHELTON, FREDERICK E., IV
Priority claimed from US13/097,869 external-priority patent/US8857694B2/en
Priority claimed from AU2011307378A external-priority patent/AU2011307378B9/en
Priority claimed from JP2013531746A external-priority patent/JP5902179B2/en
Publication of US20120080478A1 publication Critical patent/US20120080478A1/en
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