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Richard W Timm, Kyle P Moore, Gregory W Johnson, John B Schulte, Daniel J Mumaw, David A Witt, Gregory A Trees: Surgical instrument with pivoting coupling to modular shaft and end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 21, 2015: US09011471 (74 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a body and a shaft assembly. The body includes an energy source such as an ultrasonic transducer. The shaft assembly comprises an end effector and a transmission member such as an acoustic waveguide. The end effector may include a harmonic blade and a pivoting clamp m ...


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David R Busick, James E Dvorsky, Gregory A Trees, James H Saunders: High mass transfer electrosprayer. BattellePharma, Frost Brown Todd, September 24, 2002: US06454193 (47 worldwide citation)

A electrohydrodynamic aerosol sprayer wherein a gas flow deflector is used for creating a gas flow past the spray nozzle to stabilize the Taylor cone and to transport at least a portion of the aerosol away from the region downstream of the spray nozzle. This stabilization of the cone and transport o ...


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Barry C Worrell, Geoffrey S Strobl, Gregory A Trees, Jonathan T Batross, Nicholas G Molitor, Kristen T Shoger, David K Norvell, Michael J Andreyko, Gregory W Johnson, Shawn C Snyder: Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 1, 2015: US09198714 (38 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of surgical robot control systems are disclosed. In one example embodiment, the surgical robot control system comprises a housing. A controller is located within the housing and is coupled to a socket. The socket receives a handheld surgical user interface therein to control a su ...


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Jonathan T Batross, Gregory A Trees, Foster B Stulen, Randolph Stewart, Chad P Boudreaux: Lockout mechanism for use with robotic electrosurgical device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 3, 2016: US09326788 (36 worldwide citation)

A robotically controlled surgical tool including a lockout mechanism is provided. The surgical tool may comprise an instrument mounting portion. The instrument mounting portion includes a housing, a plate, a shaft assembly comprising an end effector, and a coupler to couple the shaft assembly to the ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Michael J Andreyko, Gregory A Trees: Surgical instrument comprising first and second drive systems actuatable by a common trigger mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 27, 2015: US08939974 (36 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a first drive system for advancing a knife bar between a first position and a second position in order to close a jaw, or clamping, member of an end effector. The first drive system can comprise a toggle clamp which can generate and transmit an asymptotical clampin ...


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James Thomas, Gregory A Trees, Vincent Contini, Raymond Sander, James Alan Prescott, Scott Allen Harris, Matthew Paul Rubal: Releasable and interchangeable connections for golf club heads and shafts. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, February 8, 2011: US07883430 (26 worldwide citation)

Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Assemblies for connecting the club head and shaft may include: a shaft adapter, a shaft retainer, a ...


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Raymond J Sander, James S Thomas, Matthew Paul Rubal, Gregory A Trees: Releasable and interchangeable connections for golf club heads and shafts. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, December 14, 2010: US07850540 (23 worldwide citation)

Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Assemblies for connecting the club head and shaft may include: a shaft adapter, a collet, a ferrule ...


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Raymond J Sander, Vincent J Contini, James Alan Prescott, Matthew Paul Rubal, Gregory A Trees, James Thomas: Releasable connections for golf club heads and shafts. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, June 21, 2011: US07963855 (23 worldwide citation)

Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Golf clubs are provided that have spherical releasable connections between the golf club head and t ...


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Jan B Yates, Gregory A Trees, James Lind, John F Searle, Michael Krull, Gregory S Kramer, Roger W Smith, Glenn K Redding: Head and head assembly for a string trimmer. McCulloch Corporation, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, November 23, 1999: US05987756 (21 worldwide citation)

A string trimmer head and head assembly include a plurality of arms which connect the head to a hub member. One or more flails are captured between the head and the hub member and extend outwardly into a cutting plane.


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Jan B Yates, John F Searle, Gregory A Trees: Apparatus for adjusting relative positions of first and second members. McCulloch Corporation, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, February 9, 1999: US05867911 (20 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for adjusting a first member relative to a second member comprises a button with two sets of teeth and movable between first and second positions. When in the first position, both sets of teeth engage sets of teeth carried by the first and second members to prevent relative movement of the ...