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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, April 4, 1995: US05403312 (1412 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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Robert B Duncan: Mesh tissue fasteners. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, October 22, 1985: US04548202 (1088 worldwide citation)

Various fasteners are provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue. The fasteners include fastening members with spaced-apart legs adapted to be passed through the tissue portions. One embodiment of the fastener has a mesh-like receiver around each leg for engaging the legs of another iden ...


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Thomas W Huitema, Anil K Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Articulation assembly for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, January 6, 1998: US05704534 (952 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument which has an articulation transmission assembly for remotely articulating an end effector of the instrument is disclosed. Ratcheting rotation of a compressible deck within a detent housing of the assembly from a first locked position to a second locked position ca ...


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David C Yates: Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 29, 1997: US05624452 (930 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in ...


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Michael D Hooven, Joseph C Hueil: Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Robert L Minier, July 18, 1995: US05433721 (919 worldwide citation)

A drive mechanism for an endoscopic surgical instrument which has a rotatable drive shaft and a mechanism for translating the rotational force of the shaft for applying fasteners to tissue during endoscopic surgery.


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David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, September 22, 1998: US05810811 (918 worldwide citation)

An improved electro surgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one in ...


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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner, Livyn O Okorocha: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, February 11, 1997: US05601224 (913 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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Kenneth S Wales: Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, January 3, 2006: US06981628 (907 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument suited for endoscopic use includes a lateral articulation control into a handle portion that provides an intuitive visual and tactile indication to the clinician as to the amount and direction of articulation of an end effector at a distal end of a shaft. Lateral ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch: Electrosurgical stapling device. Ethicon, April 7, 1998: US05735848 (899 worldwide citation)

An surgical stapling instrument is provided which uses a thermogenic energy preferably bipolar radiofrequency energy for cauterization and/or welding tissue. The instrument compresses tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy sources contained on a first interfacing surface and a second pole of a ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Richard P Nuchols, Warren P Williamson IV: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 14, 1995: US05465895 (895 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...