US20170224332A1 - Surgical instruments with non-symmetrical articulation arrangements - Google Patents

Surgical instruments with non-symmetrical articulation arrangements Download PDF

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US20170224332A1
US20170224332A1 US15/019,215 US201615019215A US2017224332A1 US 20170224332 A1 US20170224332 A1 US 20170224332A1 US 201615019215 A US201615019215 A US 201615019215A US 2017224332 A1 US2017224332 A1 US 2017224332A1
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articulation
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Morgan R. Hunter
Frederick E. Shelton, IV
Jason L. Harris
Sarah A. Worthington
Austin E. Wise
Lauren S. Weaner
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Ethicon LLC
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Priority to US15/019,245 priority Critical patent/US10470764B2/en
Priority to US15/019,215 priority patent/US20170224332A1/en
Priority to US15/019,196 priority patent/US10413291B2/en
Priority to US15/019,227 priority patent/US20170224334A1/en
Priority to US15/019,235 priority patent/US10245030B2/en
Priority to US15/019,228 priority patent/US10433837B2/en
Priority to US15/019,206 priority patent/US20170224331A1/en
Priority to US15/019,220 priority patent/US10245029B2/en
Priority to US15/019,230 priority patent/US20170224335A1/en
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Assigned to ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC reassignment ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: WORTHINGTON, Sarah A., HARRIS, JASON L., WEANER, LAUREN S., HUNTER, MORGAN R., WISE, Austin E., SHELTON, FREDERICK E., IV
Priority claimed from BR112018016098A external-priority patent/BR112018016098A2/en
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