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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, April 4, 1995: US05403312 (1412 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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David C Yates: Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 29, 1997: US05624452 (930 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in ...


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David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, September 22, 1998: US05810811 (918 worldwide citation)

An improved electro surgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one in ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch: Electrosurgical stapling device. Ethicon, April 7, 1998: US05735848 (899 worldwide citation)

An surgical stapling instrument is provided which uses a thermogenic energy preferably bipolar radiofrequency energy for cauterization and/or welding tissue. The instrument compresses tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy sources contained on a first interfacing surface and a second pole of a ...


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David C Yates: Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 10, 1998: US05716366 (894 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in ...


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Paul C Nardella, David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Richard P Nuchols, Martin Madden, Steven H Mersch: Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool. Medical Scientific, Ethicon Endo Surgery, William C Lahive & Cockfield Geary III, July 2, 1996: US05531744 (860 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element movable along a cutting path and an electrical energy supply source which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through one or more energy delivering electrodes associated with a tissue affecting portion o ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Warren P Williamson IV: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 20, 1998: US05709680 (843 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue in the compression zone between first interfacing surface and second in ...


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David C Yates: Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument. September 24, 1996: US05558671 (838 worldwide citation)

An impedance monitoring device is provided for monitoring the electrical impedance of tissue as it is treated with electrosurgical energy. Based on a predicted model of tissue impedance and a number of initial impedance readings, the impedance at which tissue treatment is completed is predicted. Mor ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, David C Yates: Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, February 15, 2000: US06024741 (766 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism for ensuring proper sequential usage of a surgical instrument is provided for an instrument utilizing a tissue treating energy, particularly a tissue heating energy, such as, for example, electrosurgical, ultrasonic, thermal, laser, infrared light, or other heating energies. One ...


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David C Yates, James Voegele: Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1997: US05688270 (752 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between an electrode associated with a first pole of a bipolar energy s ...