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Matthew A Wixey, Gary M Johnson: Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, Patrick Y Ikehara, June 30, 2009: US07552854 (294 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided that maintains the jaws of the stapler in an open position and prevents firing of staples when a cartridge is not loaded in one of the jaws. Distinct positioning and sequencing of the jaws, capture pin and firing of the staples are provided by a latch mechanism. Such l ...


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Scott Taylor, John R Brustad, Boun Pravong, Judith Howe legal representative: Universal access seal. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Patrick Y Ikehara, Kenneth K Vu, June 24, 2008: US07390317 (208 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device including a valve housing and an instrument receiving element mounted in the valve housing having an aperture for flexibly receiving and directing instruments having a wide range of diameters. The instrument receiving element includes a braid or mesh tube generally shaped li ...


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Charles C Hart, Gary M Johnson, Said S Hilal, John R Brustad, Edward D Pingleton: Tissue fusion/welder apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, Patrick Y Ikehara, Richard L Myers, December 1, 2009: US07625370 (187 worldwide citation)

A tissue welding apparatus is adapted to fuse a first piece of tissue to a second piece of tissue which are disposed in a surface proximate relationship. An elongate shaft carries a first jaw, and a second opposing jaw moveable relative to the first jaw. At least one penetrating member is carried by ...


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Charles C Hart, John R Brustad, Nabil Hilal, Henry Kahle: Surgical access device with pendent valve. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, Patrick Y Ikehara, August 1, 2006: US07083626 (176 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device, such as a trocar, includes a pendent valve having an elongate structure extending from a proximal end to a septum valve disposed at a distal end. In operation, the elongate structure follows the angle of the instrument to pre-position the septum valve into the path of the i ...


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Russell E Ahlberg, Scott V Taylor, David Okihisa, Gregory I Boychuck, Emil Karapetian, John Stout: Overmolded grasper jaw. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, Patrick Y Ikehara, February 24, 2009: US07494501 (132 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a surgical instrument comprising an elongate tube extending along an axis including a camming rod and an actuation mechanism operably connected to the camming rod, the camming rod having a camming pin and a camming projection; a first jaw spine having a first cam slot, a ...


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Gary M Johnson, Russell E Ahlberg, David Okihisa, Gregory I Bak Boychuk: System for actuating a laparoscopic surgical instrument. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Patrick Y Ikehara, David G Majdali, John F Heal, August 25, 2009: US07578832 (54 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a pin and slot design where the driving slots are moved from the tips to the actuation rod in one aspect of the invention. As a result, the back end of each blade or tip can be dramatically reduced in area so that during full deflection, very little or no part of the bla ...


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Scott V Taylor, Kimball B McGinley, Henry Kahle: Instrument seal with inverting shroud. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Rimas T Lukas, Patrick Y Ikehara, Pui Tong Ho, December 13, 2011: US08075530 (37 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device comprising an instrument access channel extending through an instrument seal and a shroud comprising an inverting region disposed distally of the instrument seal exhibits improved tear-resistance of the instrument seal from instrument manipulation, for example, instrument wi ...


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Edward D Pingleton, Matthew A Wixey, Henry Kahle: Bladeless obturator. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, Patrick Y Ikehara, Richard L Myers, March 30, 2010: US07686823 (34 worldwide citation)

A surgical obturator adapted to penetrate a body wall includes an elongate shaft having an axis which extends between a proximal end and a distal end. A bladeless tip, disposed at the distal end of the shaft has an outer surface which extends to a blunt point. The outer surface has a pair of side se ...


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Scott Taylor, Matthew A Wixey: Blunt tip obturator. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, Patrick Y Ikehara, David G Majdali, July 20, 2010: US07758603 (32 worldwide citation)

A surgical obturator comprising an elongate shaft extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, and a bladeless tip disposed at the distal end of the shaft having a conical surface forming proximally into an outer surface, the outer surface extending distally to a blunt point and ...


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Zoran Falkenstein, Christopher J Cappello, Gary M Johnson, Benjamin A Gianneschi, Olivia J Tran, Matthew A Wixey, Kennii Pravongviengkham, Boun Pravong, Haruyasu Yawata, Matthew M Becerra, John R Brustad, Adam J Cohen, Nabil Hilal, Edward D Pingleton, Said S Hilal, Charles C Hart, Chris R Wikoff: Electrosurgical system. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Patrick Y Ikehara, John F Heal, October 22, 2013: US08562598 (30 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system can include an electrosurgical generator, a feedback circuit or controller, and an electrosurgical tool. The feedback circuit can provide an electrosurgery endpoint by determining the phase end point of a tissue to be treated. The electrosurgical system can include more tha ...



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