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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Integrated system for powered surgical tools. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, January 25, 2000: US06017354 (455 worldwide citation)

An integrated surgical tool system (30) for energizing different powered surgical handpieces (32, 33). Internal to each handpiece is a non-volatile memory (72) which stores data regarding the operating parameters of the handpiece. This data, includes information about the speeds at which any motor i ...


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Jerry Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Surgical tool system with a powred handpiece and a console, the console able to provide energization signals to the handpiece in either a motor drive mode or a direct drive mode. Stryker Corporation, August 16, 2011: US07998157 (90 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool system including a handpiece with a power generating unit and a control console for supplying energization signals to the power generating unit. Based on the data in a memory associated with the handpiece, the control console supplies energization signals to the handpiece power gener ...


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David E Monk, Kris D Eager, Jerry A Culp: Peristaltic pump with one piece tubing insert and one piece cover. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, July 18, 1995: US05433588 (61 worldwide citation)

A peristaltic pump includes a panel member having a rotatably driven rotor with roller elements on it, two projections which each have insert-receiving slots, two cover-supporting slots each extending away from a respective projection, and an orientation tab disposed between the projections. A one-p ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Removable hand switch for attachment to a powered surgical tool. Stryker Corporation, February 18, 2014: US08653919

A hand switch for removable attachment to a powered surgical tool. The switch includes a ring formed with a slot that is snap fit over the tool with which the switch is used. A manually actuatable lever is pivotally mounted to the ring. Internal to the lever is a magnet. The position of the magnet i ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Powered surgical handpiece with removable control switch. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis PC, November 11, 2004: US20040225310-A1

A surgical tool system (30) with a powered surgical handpiece (32). A removable handswitch (39) is attached to the handpiece. The handswitch includes a slip ring (192) that removably holds the handswitch to the handpiece. A lever arm (212) is pivotally attached to the slip ring. A magnet (190) is fi ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Powered surgical handpiece with removable control switch. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis PC, July 4, 2002: US20020087179-A1

A surgical tool system (30) with a powered surgical handpiece (32). A removable handswitch (39) is attached to the handpiece. The handswitch includes a slip ring (192) that removably holds the handswitch to the handpiece. A lever arm (212) is pivotally attached to the slip ring. A magnet (190) is fi ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Surgical tool system with a powred handpiece and a console, the console able to provide energization signals to the handpiece in either a motor drive mode or a direct drive mode. Intel Prop Rnd, Stryker Corporation, May 15, 2008: US20080114388-A1

A surgical tool system including a handpiece with a power generating unit and a control console for supplying energization signals to the power generating unit. Based on the data in a memory associated with the handpiece, the control console supplies energization signals to the handpiece power gener ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Removable hand switch for attachment to a powered surgical tool. November 3, 2011: US20110266124-A1

A hand switch for removable attachment to a powered surgical tool. The switch includes a ring formed with a slot that is snap fit over the tool with which the switch is used. A manually actuatable lever is pivotally mounted to the ring. Internal to the lever is a magnet. The position of the magnet i ...