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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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Annie L Ferreri, Daniel F Dlugos, David N Plescia, William L Hassler Jr: System and method for determining implanted device orientation. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, February 9, 2010: US07658196 (117 worldwide citation)

A system is operable to detect the orientation of an implant component. The system comprises an implantable component, an external component, and a logic component. The implantable component comprises a first coil operable to transmit a first signal having a phase. The external component comprises a ...


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Daniel F Dlugos Jr, Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia, Michael J Stokes: Powering implantable restriction systems using light. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 30, 2010: US07844342 (65 worldwide citation)

Various powering devices are provided for transferring and/or generating energy from numerous sources to a communicating member implanted in a patient. The energy transferred to or generated by the communicating member can be used to provide power to an implantable restriction system configured to f ...


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Michael J Stokes, Frederick E Shelton IV, Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia: Surgical suturing apparatus with needle position indicator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, February 15, 2011: US07887554 (45 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing apparatus includes a suture housing, a needle having a proximal end and a distal end, the needle being mounted within the suture housing for movement about an arcuate path, a drive assembly operably associated with the needle for controlling movement of the needle with a suture s ...


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Gary L Long, David N Plescia: Surgical instrument comprising an electrode. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 13, 2013: US08506564 (24 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise two positive electrodes positioned along a first line, and two negative electrodes positioned along a second line, wherein the first line can be perpendicular to the second line. The positive electrodes can be positioned further away from a central axis than the ne ...


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Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia: Articulating blunt dissector/gastric band application device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh & Flaxman, July 27, 2010: US07763039 (22 worldwide citation)

A single handed articulating blunt dissector/gastric band application device includes a support shaft connecting a handle at a first end of the device to an articulating assembly at a second end of the device. The handle includes an actuation mechanism linked to the articulating assembly for control ...


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Gary L Long, David N Plescia, Omar J Vakharia: Electrical ablation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 29, 2013: US08361066 (15 worldwide citation)

An electrical ablation apparatus comprises first and second electrodes. Each electrode comprises a first end configured to couple an energy source and a second end configured to couple to a tissue treatment region. An energy source is coupled to the first and second electrodes. The energy source is ...


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Gary L Long, David N Plescia: Electrical ablation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 10, 2013: US08529563 (13 worldwide citation)

A connector configured to receive electrical energy from an energy source. A fastener is coupled to the connector. The fastener is configured for attachment through a tissue wall. A first electrode includes at least one electrically conductive portion and is coupled to the connector by a first elect ...


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Daniel F Dlugos Jr, Mark S Ortiz, David N Plescia, Mark Leuenberger: System and method of sterilizing an implantable medical device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, February 14, 2012: US08114345 (10 worldwide citation)

An implantable system having internal circuitry configured to withstand a pre-determined amount of sterilization radiation is provided. In general, the system includes an internal control module in electrical communication with an implantable medical device. The internal control module can include a ...


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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, William D Dannaher, Bret W Smith, David N Plescia, Michael J Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G Dietz, Kevin D Felder, Christopher B Anderson, Jeffrey L Aldridge: Medical device with feature for sterile acceptance of non-sterile reusable component. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, July 7, 2015: US09072523 (10 worldwide citation)

An apparatus maintains the sterility of a medical device while providing for the insertion of an insertable component into the medical device. The apparatus includes a medical device having a housing sized to contain the insertable component, an active feature, a cap, and a hinge member. A container ...