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Kevin W Smith, Thomas O Bales, Matthew A Palmer, Derek Dee Deville: Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device. Covidien, April 16, 2013: US08419757 (67 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical assembly includes a reusable cordless ultrasonic transducer and a disposable handle body that defines a battery-holding compartment therewithin, having an ultrasonic surgical waveguide, and operable to removably couple the transducer to the waveguide, the transducer being remo ...


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Derek Dee Deville, Matthew A Palmer, Thomas O Bales, Korey Kline, Sean McBrayer: Method for powering a surgical instrument. Covidien, July 23, 2013: US08491581 (61 worldwide citation)

A method for powering an electrosurgical instrument includes the steps of inserting a removable battery assembly into an electrosurgical instrument and activating the power control circuit to power the electrosurgical instrument. The removable battery assembly includes a power control circuit powere ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Method for operating an electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 16, 2012: US08286846 (54 worldwide citation)

A method for effecting a tissue-compressing surgery at a user-selected compression force provides an electrical switch having switching states changed solely by mechanical movements. The switch is mechanically coupled with an adjustable biasing device retaining the switch in one state until a force ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Derek Dee Deville, Sean M McBrayer, Korey Robert Kline: Catheter with controllable stiffness and method for operating a selective stiffening catheter. Syntheon, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, July 14, 2009: US07559916 (53 worldwide citation)

A method and device for treating a Chronic Total Occlusion provides a controllable stiffness catheter with a shaft having a stiffness sheath and an access lumen. The device has a stiffness device in a stiff state below a given temperature and in a soft state above the temperature, a temperature-chan ...


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Kevin W Smith, Michael Sean McBrayer, Derek Dee Deville, Thomas O Bales Jr: Method for battery surgical sterilization while charging. Syntheon, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, January 1, 2013: US08344690 (27 worldwide citation)

A method for simultaneously surgically sterilizing and charging a battery, which comprises providing an inductively powered battery charger inside a selectively sealable surgical sterilization enclosure of a surgical sterilization device. The surgical sterilization device is operable to surgically s ...


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Thomas O Bales, Kevin W Smith, Korey Kline, Matthew A Palmer, Derek Dee Deville: Cordless power-assisted medical cauterization and cutting device. Covidien, June 24, 2014: US08758342 (15 worldwide citation)

A cordless cautery and cutting surgical device includes a modular battery and a surgical handle operable to removably hold the battery thereto. The handle has a cordless radio-frequency-signal-generation assembly and a surgical bipolar end effector having jaws and a cutting blade therebetween. The s ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part. Ethicon Endo Sugery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, January 14, 2014: US08627995 (15 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a receiving portion for removably receiving therein an interchangeable part. The receiving portion has a communication connection. A handle connected to the end effector actuates the end effector. The handle has a controller electrically ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Optimal tissue compression electrical surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, November 5, 2013: US08573459 (14 worldwide citation)

An OTC surgical device includes a handle having therein a compression controller and thereat an end effector, which has an electrically controlled tissue-compressor coupled to the controller and powered thereby to selectively control tissue compression. A mechanical binary-output electrical switch i ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas O Bales Jr, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Active braking electrical surgical instrument and method for braking such an instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, January 14, 2014: US08627993 (12 worldwide citation)

An electrically powered surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a surgical procedure effecting actuation assembly. A handle is coupled with the end effector. An electric motor is disposed within a shell of the handle and has power terminals and a drive train actuating the assembl ...


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Kevin W Smith, Matthew A Palmer, Korey Robert Kline, Derek Dee Deville: Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Thomas Bethea, March 25, 2014: US08679154 (9 worldwide citation)

A compression-self-adjusting staple includes a substantially U-shaped staple body and a compression device. The staple body has a bridge and two legs extending from the bridge at an angle thereto. Each of the legs has a base end integral with the bridge and a deformable distal end defining a staplin ...