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Michael A Murray, Douglas J Turner, John V Hunt, Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia, Frederick E Shelton IV, Ronald J Kolata, Robert H McKenna, Craig N Faller, James W Voegele: Surgical fastening device with initiator impregnation of a matrix or buttress to improve adhesive application. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, May 4, 2010: US07708180 (313 worldwide citation)

A material comprising a matrix or a buttress is impregnated with an adhesive initiator and is used with a surgical stapling device and an adhesive. The tissue and material are stapled together, and a knife in the surgical stapling device cuts the tissue and the material. The adhesive is applied acro ...


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Craig N Faller, Chester O Baxter III, David A Witt: Force limiting mechanism for an ultrasonic surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 1, 2002: US06458142 (231 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates, in general, to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to an improved force limiting mechanism for an ultrasonic surgical clamping instrument. An ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus is described including a housing, an actuator, an outer tube ...


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Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Craig N Faller, James R Giordano, Matthew C Miller: Electrosurgical instrument employing a thermal management system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 17, 2014: US08753338 (65 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical 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. In various embodiments, the first and second jaws can comprise one or more electrodes ...


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Sora Rhee, Foster B Stulen, Kevin L Houser, Craig N Faller: Surgical instruments with fluid management system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 15, 2016: US09283045 (50 worldwide citation)

Various surgical instruments are disclosed. At least one surgical instrument includes an instrument mounting portion configured to mount to a robotic surgical system. The instrument mounting portion includes an interface to mechanically and electrically interface to the surgical instrument adapted f ...


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Craig N Faller, Bennie Thompson, Wells D Haberstich, Anil K Nalagatla, Douglas J Turner, Donna L Korvick, Frederick E Shelton IV: Use of an adhesive as an intestinal barrier for bariatrics. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 22, 2011: US07892220 (46 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for achieving weight loss in a patient is disclosed. The apparatus has a barrier material and an applicator for dispensing the barrier material about the intestine. An injector is used to place the barrier material to block nutrient transfer from the intestine into the blood stream. The ...


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Craig N Faller, Matthew C Miller, Omar J Vakharia, Robert J Laird, Gavin M Monson, John V Hunt, Richard W Timm, David A Witt, Zhifan F Huang, Timothy G Dietz, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Mary E Mootoo, Raymond M Banks, Frederick E Shelton IV: Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 16, 2014: US08834518 (31 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis. The end effector may be positioned at a distal end of the shaft and may comprise first and second jaw members ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Matthew C Miller, James R Giordano, Craig N Faller: Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 22, 2014: US08702704 (31 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue can comprise a jaw member comprising an electrode, wherein the electrode is configured to supply energy from a power source to captured tissue. The surgical instrument comprises a tissue-cutting element to transect the captured tissue. The rate of ...


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Daniel W Price, Jeffrey D Messerly, Prasanna Malaviya, Robert J Beetel III, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt, Douglas J Turner, David K Norvell, John A Weed III, Kevin D Felder, Kevin L Houser, Paul T Franer, Craig N Faller, Craig T Davis: Surgical instrument with multiple clamping mechanisms. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 26, 2016: US09241728 (24 worldwide citation)

A nested trigger assembly for a surgical instrument may generally comprise a first trigger and a second trigger, wherein the first trigger and the second trigger are movable together on a first stroke of the nested trigger assembly, wherein the second trigger is configured to be biased away from the ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Craig N Faller: Ultrasonic surgical instrument incorporating fluid management. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, January 8, 2013: US08348880 (15 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ultrasonic surgical device having a distally/proximally movable fluid management system consisting of single lumen or multiple lumens. The invention provides for the delivery of irrigation fluid or the removal of fluid, debris or vapor from the tissue-effecting portion of the blade w ...


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Jacob S Gee, Foster B Stulen, Kevin L Houser, Craig N Faller, Sora Rhee, William D Dannaher, Gregory W Johnson: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with control mechanisms. Ethicon, November 21, 2017: US09820768 (6 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments for use in handheld applications or with robotic surgical systems. The surgical instruments may comprise an end effector to treat tissue and a shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis. Some embodiments may be ...