05957943 is referenced by 216 patents and cites 88 patents.

A surgical device in accordance with the present invention includes a plurality of transducer assemblies carried by the housing and a plurality of end effectors. Each end effector is operatively coupled to one of the transducer assemblies. One method in accordance with the present invention includes the steps of providing a plurality of end effectors, each end effector being driven by a transducer assembly. The method further includes the steps of placing the end effectors in close proximity to the tissue of a patient, energizing the plurality of end effectors to vibrate at a predetermined frequency, and contacting the tissue with the end effectors.

Title
Method and devices for increasing ultrasonic effects
Application Number
8/811704
Publication Number
5957943
Application Date
March 5, 1997
Publication Date
September 28, 1999
Inventor
Jeffrey J Vaitekunas
West Chester
OH, US
Agent
Rockey Milnamow & Katz
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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