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Scott D Wampler, David C Yates, Trevor W V Speeg, Jeffrey J Vaitekunas, Vance V Van Drake III, Ryan Niezgoda: Feedback light apparatus and method for use with an electrosurgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, January 13, 2004: US06676660 (586 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates, in general, to electrosurgical instruments and, more particularly, to a feedback light used in cooperation with an electrosurgical instrument. The present invention further comprises first and second moveable jaws. A first electrode is housed within the first moveable ...


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Eitan T Wiener, William T Donofrio, Richard F Schwemberger, Robert P Gill: Apparatus and method for alerting generator functions in an ultrasonic surgical system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, September 25, 2007: US07273483 (420 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system for surgery which includes an ultrasonic hand piece having a end-effector, a console having a digital signal processor (DSP) for controlling the hand piece, and a memory disposed in the end-effector. The generator console sends a drive current to drive the han ...


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Jorn Lehe, Chao Chen Chen, Brian H Luscombe: Ethicon, Verne E Kreger Jr, August 14, 2001: US06273852 (413 worldwide citation)

A is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal end. The diameter of the needle decreases from the proximal end to the distal end, and the ne ...


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Kenneth S Kramer, Kevin L Houser: Active load control of ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, March 5, 2002: US06352532 (400 worldwide citation)

Ultrasonic instruments, and particularly solid core ultrasonic instruments, are advantageous because they may be used to cut and/or coagulate organic tissue using energy in the form of mechanical vibrations transmitted to a surgical end-effector at ultrasonic frequencies. The present invention provi ...


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David A Witt, Jerome R Morgan, Foster B Stulen, James R Giordano: Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, September 24, 2002: US06454781 (388 worldwide citation)

A temperature or impedance sensing device monitors the tissue temperature or impedance at the end-effector of a therapeutic ultrasonic cutting and coagulating instrument as the tissue is being heated with ultrasonic vibrations from the end-effector. One or more sensors are located at the end-effecto ...


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Karl W Beeson, Scott M Zimmerman, Paul M Ferm: Backlighting apparatus employing an array of microprisms. AlliedSignal, Verne E Kreger Jr, March 7, 1995: US05396350 (316 worldwide citation)

An improved backlighting apparatus comprising a slab waveguide that accepts light rays generated by a light source and transmits the light rays via total internal reflection. Attached on one face of the slab waveguide is an array of microprisms, with each microprism having an light input surface par ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly: Blades with functional balance asymmetries for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, December 4, 2001: US06325811 (290 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ultrasonic surgical instrument that combines end-effector geometry to best affect the multiple functions of a shears-type configuration. The shape of the blade is characterized by a radiused cut offset by some distance to form a curved geometry. The cut creates a curved surface with ...


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Paul K Hsei, Christopher R Clare, Donald L Alden: System and method for controlled infusion and pressure monitoring. Ethicon, Verne E Kreger Jr, December 12, 2000: US06159160 (211 worldwide citation)

Improved systems and methods are used for controlled infusion of fluid into a body cavity. In particular, the improved system allows a user to accurately control pressure created in a body cavity over a broad range of fluid flow rates required in various medical procedures. In one embodiment, the sy ...


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Michael D Cronin, Jean M Beaupre, Lee E Reichel, Jonathan E Tuttle: Attachments of components of ultrasonic blades or waveguides. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, May 13, 2003: US06561983 (202 worldwide citation)

A connection union and method for securing together first and second components of an ultrasonic waveguide or blade. The first and second components of the ultrasonic waveguide or blade are formed as complementary components which engage each other with a complementary fitting. Then a compressed fit ...


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Richard M Harper, Paul M Miklautsch: Ultrasonic surgical instrument with finger actuator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, December 31, 2002: US06500188 (196 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument having a handle with a finger actuator, and more particularly, an ultrasonic surgical device adapted to be held by a surgeon and fingers-operated with precise movements while opening and closing an ultrasonic instrument while meeting the ergonomic requirements of th ...