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Shlomo Ben Haim, Daniel Osadchy, Udi Peless, Ilan Greenberg: System for determining the location and orientation of an invasive medical instrument. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, February 10, 2004: US06690963 (617 worldwide citation)

A locating system for determining the location and orientation of an invasive medical instrument, for example a catheter (


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John Raymond Bittner, Aaron Christopher Voegele, Dale Gene Boling: Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, February 27, 2001: US06193129 (553 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and stapling instrument has an improved blade. The surgical instrument has a handle with a moveable firing trigger, a shaft extending from the handle, and a stapling head at the end of the shaft. An array of staples are located within the stapling head. An anvil is coupled to the ...


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Thomas H Graves Jr, John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Peter Lau, Trevor Speeg: Disposable cartridge with drivers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 6, 1999: US05919198 (536 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument cartridge and method for manufacturing thereof includes providing a cartridge comprising a housing including a surface member and a pair of sidewalls spaced a distance apart from each and connected to the surface member. At least one of the sidewalls has a plurality o ...


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Warren D Sheffield, Jesse Kuhns, David C Yates, Steven H Mersch: Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, December 21, 1999: US06003517 (494 worldwide citation)

A method of resecting a portion of lung using an electrosurgical instrument is disclosed. The electrosurgical device clamps upon lung tissue and applies RF energy to create a cauterized zone within the clamped portion of the lung. At least one staple is placed within the cauterized tissue zone. The ...


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Scott D Wampler: Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 9, 2002: US06416486 (454 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical device for the application of ultrasonic energy is disclosed. The surgical device has a housing and an acoustic assembly having a solid core waveguide. The waveguide extends from the housing and has a novel end effector at the distal end for the conduction of ultrasonic energy ...


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John R Bittner, Peter Lau, David H Ruder, W G Bowser: Surgical cutting instrument with improved cutting edge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, August 3, 1999: US05931847 (439 worldwide citation)

A surgical tissue fastening device for fastening and transecting tissue includes a handle having a cartridge assembly connected the handle. The cartridge assembly includes a cartridge containing a plurality of surgical fasteners. An anvil assembly is connected to the handle and includes an anvil sur ...


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Shlomo Ben Haim, Joshua Porath, Frederick L Herman: Catheter, method and apparatus for generating an electrical map of a chamber of the heart. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, May 10, 2005: US06892091 (349 worldwide citation)

A novel apparatus and method for rapidly generating an electrical map of a chamber of a heart utilizes a catheter including a body having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end has a distal tip and an array of non-contact electrodes having a proximal end and a distal end and at least one lo ...


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John I Izuchukwu, Jeremy D Jarrett, Charles A Hansford, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Skin stapler with rack and pinion staple feed mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, August 17, 1999: US05937951 (309 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler includes a stapler body having a driver and a magazine connected to the stapler body. The magazine includes a staple track for carrying a plurality of staples and an anvil associated with the staple track. The anvil has a staple forming surface for forming each of the st ...