Francis C Peterson: Laparoscopic access tool with gas seal. Ethicon Endo Surgey, Dean Garner, September 10, 2002: US06447489 (145 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic access apparatus enabling the removal of tissue or other debris from a surgical site. A catheter having a longitudinal access is provided with a flexible internal sleeve having distal and proximal ends. The sleeve forms an inner channel through which laparoscopic surgical instruments ...

Kristin L Jambor, Jeffrey P Wiley, Lauren S Weaner, Mark Tsonton, Patrick J Swindon: Gastric band. Ethicon Endo Surgey, Welsh & Flaxman, May 6, 2008: US07367937 (79 worldwide citation)

A gastric band includes a balloon shaped and dimensioned to circumscribe the stomach at a predetermined location. The balloon includes a longitudinally extending body and a supply tube is secured to the balloon for fluid communication with an internal cavity of the balloon.

Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Control systems for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgey, April 25, 2017: US09629629 (13 worldwide citation)

Surgical instruments and control systems therefor are disclosed. A surgical instrument can comprise: a power circuit comprising a power source and a switch, a microcontroller coupled to the power circuit, a handle comprising an attachment portion, and a control circuit in signal communication with t ...

Mark DiFrancesco: Medical-treatment electrode assembly having treatment-monitoring application. Ethicon Endo Surgey, August 5, 2008: US07407503 (1 worldwide citation)

A medical-treatment electrode assembly includes at least three spaced-apart electrodes contactable with patient tissue and includes at least three leads electrically connected one each to a corresponding one of the electrodes. The leads are electrically connectable to a medical radio-frequency (RF) ...

M S Ortiz, M J Stokes: Method and apparatus for decreasing cavity. Ethicon Endo Surgey, sujuan, August 20, 2008: CN200710078851

The invention discloses a device used for decreasing cavity size and the method in surgical operation. In an implementation mode, an end-effector is arranged for the device used for decreasing cavity size; wherein, the end-effector forms a groove used for accommodating around the formation of the ca ...