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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 (928 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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Warren P Williamson IV, David C Yates: Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, February 15, 2000: US06024741 (776 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism for ensuring proper sequential usage of a surgical instrument is provided for an instrument utilizing a tissue treating energy, particularly a tissue heating energy, such as, for example, electrosurgical, ultrasonic, thermal, laser, infrared light, or other heating energies. One ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical device and method. Ethicon, Bernard Shay, November 10, 1998: US05833690 (760 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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David C Yates, William D Fox: Electrosurgical clamping device with improved coagulation feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, May 26, 1998: US05755717 (652 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical hemostatic instrument is provided in which the coagulation status of tissue engaged by two elements delivering electrosurgical energy to tissue may be observed. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a bipolar endoscopic clamping, coagulation and cutting device. The end ...


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Charles E Austin, Kenneth R Dafforn, Jay J McElhenney: Electrosurgical instrument end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, August 31, 1999: US05944718 (465 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument comprising a handle, an end effector and an elongated hollow tube. The handle includes first and second grip members. The end effector includes first, second and third electrodes. The first electrode is substantially triangular in shape. The first electrode is ad ...


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Paul J Smith, Gary Whipple: Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having improved clamp mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, February 23, 1999: US05873873 (353 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical clamp coagulator apparatus is configured to effect cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue by cooperation of a clamping mechanism of the apparatus with an associated ultrasonic end-effector. Selective, indexed rotational positioning of the clamping mechanism and end-effec ...


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Dale Schulze, William D Fox: Surgical instrument with expandable cutting element. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, August 25, 1998: US05797941 (351 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for clamping and cutting during surgical procedures, particularly for use with tissues of varying thicknesses. The instrument in a preferred embodiment compresses tissue between electrodes associated with jaws of the clamping device and applies electrosurgical energ ...


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Charles E Austin, Kenneth R Dafforn, Jay J McElhenney: Bioplar cutting and coagulation instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, December 30, 1997: US05702390 (350 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument having a handle, an end effector and an elongated hollow tube. The handle includes first and second grip members. The end effector includes first, second and third electrodes. The first electrode is substantially triangular in shape. The first electrode is adapte ...


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Kenneth S Wales: Knife shield for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, September 1, 1998: US05800449 (349 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument according to the present invention includes a handle, an elongated closure tube, an end effector, a pair of wireform elements which may be, for example, wireform conductors, extending through the elongated tube from the handle to the end effector and a knife blade at the end ef ...


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Scott D Wampler, William L Collins Jr, David C Yates: RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, October 2, 2001: US06296640 (340 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a bipolar electrosurgical end effector for use in medical instruments. A bipolar end effector according to the present invention includes a tissue slot and electrodes arranged on either side of the tissue slot. The opposing electrodes are electrically connected s ...