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DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL DOTÉ DUN ÉLÉMENT À MÂCHOIRES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH JAW MEMBER. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044606 (178 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise and end effector first and second tissue engaging surfaces that are slanted with respect to a transection plane. The ...


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WORRELL Barry C, NORVELL David K, SCHEIB Charles J, SHELTON Frederick E IV, STROBL Geoffrey S, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, TREES Gregory A, ZERKLE Jason E, MONTGOMERY Kevin M: ÉLÉMENTS DARTICULATION POUR DISPOSITIF CHIRURGICAL ARTICULÉ, ARTICULATION JOINT FEATURES FOR ARTICULATING SURGICAL DEVICE. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, WORRELL Barry C, NORVELL David K, SCHEIB Charles J, SHELTON Frederick E IV, STROBL Geoffrey S, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, TREES Gregory A, ZERKLE Jason E, MONTGOMERY Kevin M, JOHNSON Philip S, March 29, 2012: WO/2012/040438 (147 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical device comprises a body, an end effector, a cutting member, and a shaft. The end effector includes a pair of jaws that are operable to deliver RF energy to tissue that is clamped between the jaws. The cutting member is operable to sever tissue that is clamped between the jaws. The ...


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Cropper Michael S, Weizman Patrick, Franer Paul T, Yates David, Norvell David K, Huitema Thomas: Medical-treatment electrode assembly and method for medical treatment. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Cropper Michael S, Weizman Patrick, Franer Paul T, Yates David, Norvell David K, Huitema Thomas, JOHNSON Philip S, January 25, 2007: WO/2007/011634 (11 worldwide citation)

One medical-treatment electrode assembly includes a medical-treatment flexible electrode supported on the outer surface of a sidewall of a flexible tube which is insertable into a patient. Another assembly includes two electrodes supported on the outer surface of a flexible tube, wherein a video cam ...


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Franer Paul T, Gilker Thomas A, Tsonton Mark, Norvell David K: Trocar seal with retraction induced hinge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Franer Paul T, Gilker Thomas A, Tsonton Mark, Norvell David K, JOHNSON Philip S, April 17, 2008: WO/2008/045744 (9 worldwide citation)

A trocar comprising an alignment channel (53, 153) and an instrument seal (40, 140) comprising a bending portion (43, 143) and a base portion. The bending and base portions of the instrument seal are spaced relative the alignment channel such that when a surgical instrument is retracted the bending ...


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PAYNE Gwendolyn P, WOODRUFF Scott A, KORVICK Donna L, NORVELL David K: Configurations de refroidissement pour des instruments électrochirurgicaux, Cooling configurations for electro-surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, PAYNE Gwendolyn P, WOODRUFF Scott A, KORVICK Donna L, NORVELL David K, JOHNSON Philip S, December 15, 2011: WO/2011/156547

In various embodiments, a surgical instrument is provided that may comprise an end effector comprising at least one energy delivery surface and cooling means for cooling at least a portion of the end effector. For example, in at least one embodiment, a surgical instrument may comprise a handle, an e ...