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John V Hunt, Robert J Laird, Omar J Vakharia, Richard W Timm, Gavin M Monson, Suzanne E Thompson: Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 15, 2014: US08696665 (195 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided that can comprise and end effector including two jaws and a cutting member configured to move between the jaws. In at least one embodiment, one or both of the jaws may be flexible, such that a jaw is configured to flex when gripping tissue. Further, at least one of ...


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Trevor W V Speeg, Gavin M Monson, Kyle P Moore, John A Hibner, Edward A Rhad, Shailendra K Parihar, Wells D Haberstich, Kenneth E Hogue, Michele D Arcangelo, Robert F Weikel Jr: Revolving tissue sample holder for biopsy device. Devicor Medical Products, Frost Brown Todd, August 28, 2012: US08251916 (59 worldwide citation)

A biopsy device includes a cutter defining a cutter lumen and a tissue sample holder for collecting tissue samples. In one example, the tissue sample holder has a rotatable manifold that is configured to redirect fluid from one axial direction to an opposite axial direction. The tissue sample holder ...


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David C Yates, Aron O Zingman, Ashvani K Madan, Kevin L Houser, Danius P Silkaitis, William D Dannaher, Timothy G Dietz, Richard W Timm, Robert J Laird, Gavin M Monson: Motor driven electrosurgical device with mechanical and electrical feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 20, 2015: US09161803 (56 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical device comprises an end effector, a cutting member, and en electromechanical driver. The end effector comprises a pair of jaws that clamp tissue. The jaws include electrodes that deliver RF energy to clamped tissue. The cutting member cuts tissue clamped between the jaws. The elec ...


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Gavin M Monson, Trevor V W Speeg, Bennie Thompson, Robert F Weikel Jr, Michael R Ludzack, John A Hibner: Biopsy device with vacuum assisted bleeding control. Devicor Medical Products, Frost Brown Todd, April 5, 2011: US07918804 (42 worldwide citation)

A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device includes a disposable probe assembly with an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, and a cutter tube that rotates and translates past a side aperture ...


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David C Yates, Scott B Killinger, Mark A Davison, Gavin M Monson: Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 23, 2015: US09060776 (40 worldwide citation)

In accordance with various embodiments, methods for controlling electrical power provided to tissue via a surgical device may comprise providing a drive signal. A power of the drive signal may be proportional to a power provided to the tissue via the surgical device. The methods may also comprise pe ...


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Zhifan F Huang, David A Witt, Raymond M Banks, Timothy G Dietz, Mary E Mootoo, Gregory W Johnson, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Richard W Timm, John V Hunt, Suzanne E Thompson, Gavin M Monson, Robert J Laird, Omar J Vakharia, Christopher J Schall, Cory G Kimball, Al Mirel, John F Cummings, Andrew T Beckman: Surgical instrument comprising an articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 6, 2015: US09149324 (38 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument can comprise a handle, a shaft, and an end effector, wherein the end effector can be rotatably coupled to the shaft by an articulation joint. The instrument can further comprise a drive member and the articulation joint can comprise flexible support members which can be ...


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Craig N Faller, Matthew C Miller, Omar J Vakharia, Robert J Laird, Gavin M Monson, John V Hunt, Richard W Timm, David A Witt, Zhifan F Huang, Timothy G Dietz, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Mary E Mootoo, Raymond M Banks, Frederick E Shelton IV: Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 16, 2014: US08834518 (31 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis. The end effector may be positioned at a distal end of the shaft and may comprise first and second jaw members ...


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Richard W Timm, Suzanne E Thompson, John V Hunt, Gavin M Monson, Omar J Vakharia, Robert J Laird: Cable actuated end-effector for a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 2014: US08623044 (31 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising a handle, a shaft coupled to the handle and extending along a longitudinal axis, an end effector, and a cable. The end effector may comprise a first jaw member, a second jaw member and a reciprocating member. The cable may extend d ...


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Gavin M Monson, Gordon J Leather, David J Stocks, John Hefin Bowen Evans, David I Ruddenklau, Alan E Green, Robin M Lee, Paul C Roberts: Litz wire battery powered device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 23, 2016: US09421060 (30 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument is disclosed. The medical instrument includes a housing and a handle for gripping by a user, an end effector coupled to the handle and having at least one electrical contact, a battery, and a radio frequency (RF) generation circuit coupled to and operated by the battery. The RF ...


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John A Hibner, Trevor W V Speeg, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Nuchols, Wells D Haberstich, Gavin M Monson, Robert F Weikel Jr: Tissue sample revolver drum biopsy device. Devicor Medical Products, Frost Brown Todd, December 21, 2010: US07854707 (30 worldwide citation)

A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device includes a disposable probe assembly with an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, and a cutter tube that rotates and translates past a side aperture ...