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1. (WO2018039412) TISSUE LOADING OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039412    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048335
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/32
H01L 41/09
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: MESSERLY, Jeffrey D.
CLEM, William E.
WEED, III, John A.
STOUT, Eric
DAVIS, Craig T.
BRADY, John
DENNIS, Joseph D.
CLAUDA, Phillip H.
ZECKEL, Monica L.
Title: TISSUE LOADING OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT
Abstract:
Various ultrasonic instruments are disclosed. The ultrasonic instruments include structures configured to indicate the cutting length of the instruments, detect when grasped tissue has extended beyond the cutting length of the instrument, and prevent tissue from extending beyond the cutting length. Several techniques for each types of structures are disclosed.