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Garrison David M, Guerra Paul, Dumbauld Patrick L, Hushka Dylan, Cunningham James S: Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps. Covidien, June 11, 2008: EP1929970-A1 (124 worldwide citation)

Either an endoscopic or open bipolar forceps includes a flexible, generally tubular insulating boot for insulating patient tissue, while not impeding motion of the jaw members. The jaw members are movable from an open to a closed position and the jaw members are connected to a source of electrosurgi ...


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STODDARD Robert B, CUNNINGHAM James S, DICKHANS William J, HEMPSTEAD Russell D, LARSON Eric R, KERR Duane E, NAU William H Jr, ROSS Anthony B, KAPPUS John J: INSTRUMENTS CHIRURGICAUX ULTRASONORES, ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP, STODDARD Robert B, CUNNINGHAM James S, DICKHANS William J, HEMPSTEAD Russell D, LARSON Eric R, KERR Duane E, NAU William H Jr, ROSS Anthony B, KAPPUS John J, SALERNO Russell S, October 4, 2012: WO/2012/135705 (112 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument is provided. The ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated shaft extending therefrom. The shaft has a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The jaw member is movable between an open configuration and a clamping configuration and in ...


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Guerra Paul, Hammill Curt D, Cunningham James S, Schryver Charles: Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps. Tyco Healthcare, April 1, 2009: EP2042117-A1 (53 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical forceps includes a shaft having a pair of jaw members at a distal end thereof, the jaw members movable about a pivot from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members are closer to one ...


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ROSS Anthony B, STODDARD Robert B, CUNNINGHAM James S, DICKHANS William J, HEMPSTEAD Russell D, LARSON Eric R, KERR Duane E, NAH William H, WARD Arlen K: INSTRUMENTS CHIRURGICAUX ULTRASONORES, ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP, ROSS Anthony B, STODDARD Robert B, CUNNINGHAM James S, DICKHANS William J, HEMPSTEAD Russell D, LARSON Eric R, KERR Duane E, NAH William H, WARD Arlen K, SALERNO Russel S, October 4, 2012: WO/2012/135721 (37 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument is provided. The ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated shaft extending therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and has at least one jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The jaw member(s) is movable betwee ...


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Cunningham James S, Romero Paul R: Inert gas enhanced electrosurgical apparatus. Sherwood Serv, August 29, 2001: EP1127551-A1 (23 worldwide citation)

An inert gas enhanced electrosurgical apparatus is disclosed including a housing having at least one ridge formed therein. An electrode assembly has at least a portion thereof disposed within the housing. A support member has at least a portion thereof disposed within the housing and about at least ...


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CUNNINGHAM JAMES S, JONES ERIC: De-Tensioning mechanism for articulation drive cables, Entspannmechanismus für Gelenkantriebskabel, Mécanisme de suppression de tension pour câbles de commande darticulation. TYCO HEALTHCARE, August 31, 2011: EP2361578-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated shaft extending distally therefrom. An end effector for treating tissue is supported by the elongated shaft. One or more tensile members extend at least partially through the elongated shaft. A proximal end of a tensile member is operative ...


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GARRISON DAVID M, ALLEN JAMES D, UNGER JEFFRREY R, KERR DUANE E, O NEIL SEAN T, MUELLER PETER M, BRANDT KIM V, CUNNINGHAM JAMES S, HART KEIR, JOSEPH DANIEL A, SANDERS JASON T, SHARP ROBERT M: [fr] Instrument chirurgical avec élément dentraînement souple et procédés dutilisation associés, [de] Chirurgisches Instrument mit belastbarem Antriebselement und zugehörige Verfahren zur Verwendung, [en] Surgical instrument with resilient driving member and related methods of use. COVIDIEN, July 31, 2013: EP2620118-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

[en] A forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of first and second jaw members. One or both of the first and second jaw members is movable relative to the other jaw member from a clampin ...


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CUNNINGHAM James S, EVANS Allan J, MUELLER Peter M, WHITE Nathan, SCHECHTER David A, EVANS Stephen: [fr] PINCES ÉLECTROCHIRURGICALES, [en] ELECTROSURGICAL FORCEPS. COVIDIEN, CUNNINGHAM James S, EVANS Allan J, MUELLER Peter M, WHITE Nathan, SCHECHTER David A, EVANS Stephen, BEATON Thomas A, August 14, 2014: WO/2014/123621 (1 worldwide citation)

[en] An electrosurgical forceps is provided. The electrosurgical forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and a knife blade shaft is operably disposed within the shaft. An end effector is operably disposed at a distal ...


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STODDARD ROBERT B, CUNNINGHAM JAMES S, DICKHANS WILLIAM J, HEMPSTEAD RUSSELL D, LARSON ERIC R, KERR DUANE E, NAU WILLIAM H, ROSS ANTHONY B, KAPPUS JOHN J: [fr] Instrument endoscopique, [de] Endoskopisches Instrument, [en] Endoscopic instrument. COVIDIEN, February 5, 2014: EP2692297-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

[en] An endoscopic instrument is provided and includes a housing including an elongated shaft assembly extending distally therefrom. The elongated shaft assembly includes inner and outer shaft members. The inner and outer shaft members are removably coupled to the housing and the outer shaft member ...