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Andrew T Beckman, Paul Guerra, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Bradley E White: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 24, 2013: US08613383 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling assembly is configured to be used to form a tissue seal having an arcuate portion. The surgical stapling assembly comprises an end-effector extending from the distal end of the shaft. The end-effector comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion comprises a f ...


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Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Andrew Yoo, Chester O Baxter III, Barry C Worrell, James R Janszen, Andrew T Beckman, Michael J Vendely, Joseph E Young, Christopher J Schall: Rectal manipulation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 27, 2014: US08734478 (182 worldwide citation)

Tissue manipulation devices are disclosed. In various forms, the devices include tissue manipulation arms that are arranged in a position suitable to enable the device to be inserted into the colon then, upon application of at least one actuation motion thereto, at least some of the tissue manipulat ...


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Tamara Widenhouse, Andrew Yoo, Frederick E Shelton IV, Katherine J Schmid, Aron O Zingman, Richard W Timm, Jacob S Gee, Steven G Hall, Daniel J Mumaw, Taylor W Aronhalt, Gregory W Johnson, Michael J Vendely, Andrew T Beckman, James R Janszen: Surgical bowel retractor devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 28, 2015: US09089330 (118 worldwide citation)

Bowel retractor devices. In various forms, the bowel retractor devices are configurable from a collapsed position wherein the retractor may be inserted through a trocar cannula or other opening in a patient's body to a second expanded position wherein at least a portion of the patient's bowel may be ...


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Andrew T Beckman, Thomas E Albrecht, Lee Reichel, Gwendolyn Ruth Perez: Biopsy instrument with improved needle penetration. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 30, 2008: US07470237 (73 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a biopsy instrument with improved needle penetration for piercing dense tissue. The device may comprise a needle slidably retained in a housing. The device may further comprise an actuation member that may be adapted to communicate longitudinal motion to the needle in ...


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Andrew T Beckman, Gwendolyn Perez Payne, Lee Reichel: Device for minimally invasive internal tissue removal. Devicor Medical Products, Frost Brown Todd, October 5, 2010: US07806834 (66 worldwide citation)

A medical device for severing and removing small amounts of internal tissue for biopsy sampling or other purposes is disclosed. Versions of the device may include a hollow probe having a piecing tip, a tissue receiving aperture and a vacuum lumen; a cutter within the probe having a cutting edge that ...


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Andrew T Beckman, Gwendolyn Perez Payne, Lee Reichel: Device for minimally invasive internal tissue removal. Ethincon Endo Surgery, March 2, 2010: US07670299 (57 worldwide citation)

A medical device for severing and removing small amounts of internal tissue for biopsy sampling or other purposes is disclosed. Versions of the device may include a hollow probe having a piecing tip, a tissue receiving aperture and a vacuum lumen; a cutter within the probe having a cutting edge that ...


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Zhifan F Huang, David A Witt, Raymond M Banks, Timothy G Dietz, Mary E Mootoo, Gregory W Johnson, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Richard W Timm, John V Hunt, Suzanne E Thompson, Gavin M Monson, Robert J Laird, Omar J Vakharia, Christopher J Schall, Cory G Kimball, Al Mirel, John F Cummings, Andrew T Beckman: Surgical instrument comprising an articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 6, 2015: US09149324 (38 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument can comprise a handle, a shaft, and an end effector, wherein the end effector can be rotatably coupled to the shaft by an articulation joint. The instrument can further comprise a drive member and the articulation joint can comprise flexible support members which can be ...


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Andrew T Beckman, Bradley E White, Cory G Kimball, John F Cummings, Al Mirel, Christopher J Schall, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt, Mary E Mootoo, Zhifan F Huang, Raymond M Banks, Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jason L Harris, Jeffrey S Swayze, Foster B Stulen, Prasanna Malaviya, Gregory W Johnson, Paul Guerra: Heat management configurations for controlling heat dissipation from electrosurgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 14, 2015: US09005199 (31 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical instrument is provided that may comprise an end effector for performing a surgical procedure on tissue, for example. The end effector may comprise at least one energy delivery surface and heat dissipation means for dissipating heat from at least a portion of the en ...


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Andrew T Beckman, Rick D Applegate, Michael E Boehm, William A Garrison, Douglas N Ladd: Marker device and method of deploying a cavity marker using a surgical biopsy device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 16, 2008: US07465279 (31 worldwide citation)

A biopsy marker introduction assembly is configured for introduction through a specimen retrieval recess into a probe cutter lumen of a handheld breast biopsy handle. Advancing the cutter causes an extending deployment rod to distally translate within an introducer tube of the introduction assembly, ...


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John F Cummings, Andrew T Beckman, Cory G Kimball, Al Mirel, Christopher J Schall: Surgical instrument comprising an articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 16, 2014: US08834466 (29 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a handle and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise first and second jaws which can be opened and closed in order to capture tissue therebetween. The surgical instrument can further comprise a shaft extending between the handle and the effector and ...