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|1. (WO2018039412) TISSUE LOADING OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT|
|Inventors:||MESSERLY, Jeffrey D.
CLEM, William E.
WEED, III, John A.
DAVIS, Craig T.
DENNIS, Joseph D.
CLAUDA, Phillip H.
ZECKEL, Monica L.
|Title:||TISSUE LOADING OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT|
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.