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Faller Craig N, Kowalski Karen M, Houser Kevin L, Neurohr Mark A, Neuenfeldt Steven K, Barton Scott N: Ultrasonic surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Faller Craig N, Kowalski Karen M, Houser Kevin L, Neurohr Mark A, Neuenfeldt Steven K, Barton Scott N, JOHNSON Phillip S, April 20, 2006: WO/2006/042210 (141 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic clamp coagulator assembly (100) that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures. An elongated portion of the instrument can be configured for endoscopic applications and has an outside diameter of less than 6mm. The construc ...


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Houser Kevin L, Stulen Foster B: Composite end effector for an ultrasonic surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 17, 2007: EP1844720-A1 (120 worldwide citation)

A composite end effector for an ultrasonic surgical instrument is provided and includes a first portion formed from a first material that exhibits a first characteristic value when excited by an ultrasonic energy input and a second portion formed from a second material that exhibits a second charact ...


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Houser Kevin L, Donofrio William T, Stulen Foster B: Ultrasonic surgical system and method. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 3, 2007: EP1839599-A1 (75 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical system has an ultrasonic unit including an instrument operatively connected to an ultrasonic generator, wherein the instrument has an ultrasonic end effector on the distal end of a shaft. The system further includes a positioning unit including a movable arm adapted for releas ...


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Houser Kevin L, Gutierrez Jorge N, Cook Sarah A, Gallagher Laura A: Ultrasonic surgical blade having improved cutting and coagulating properties. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 6, 2001: JP2001-309925 (73 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an ultrasonic surgical blade having highly improved cutting and coagulating properties.SOLUTION: This invention relates to the ultrasonic surgical blade having upper and lower surfaces and a cutting edge. The cutting edge is formed on a cutting surface between the up ...


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Kramer Kenneth S, Houser Kevin L: Active load control of ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 20, 2001: EP1108394-A2 (56 worldwide citation)

Ultrasonic instruments, and particularly solid core ultrasonic instruments, are advantageous because they may be used to cut and/or coagulate organic tissue using energy in the form of mechanical vibrations transmitted to a surgical end-effector at ultrasonic frequencies. The present invention provi ...


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Houser Kevin L, Noschang Sarah A, Gutierrez Jorge N: Energy-based medical treatment system and method. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 13, 2007: JP2007-229454 (52 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an energy based medical treatment system.SOLUTION: A first medical treatment system includes an energy-based clamp coagulator, an acoustic-impedance measurer, and a force measurer. A second medical treatment system includes an electrical-impedance-measuring electrode ...


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HOUSER Kevin L, DANNAHER William D, DIETZ Timothy G, STULEN Foster B, SHELTON Frederick E IV, YATES David C, WORRELL Barry C: RÉTROACTION DUTILISATEUR PAR PIÈCE À MAIN DINSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL, USER FEEDBACK THROUGH HANDPIECE OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENT. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, HOUSER Kevin L, DANNAHER William D, DIETZ Timothy G, STULEN Foster B, SHELTON Frederick E IV, YATES David C, WORRELL Barry C, JOHNSON Philip S, May 10, 2012: WO/2012/061722 (46 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a handpiece having a user input feature and a user feedback feature. A shaft assembly extends distally from the handpiece. An end effector is disposed at a distal end of the shaft assembly. The end effector includes an active feature responsive to actuation of the user ...


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Rogge Michael, Houser Kevin L: Hybrid energy instrument combined with clip application capability. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Rogge Michael, Houser Kevin L, JOHNSON Philip S, May 2, 2008: WO/2008/051764 (40 worldwide citation)

A medical device including an elongated housing having a distal end, the housing defining a lumen channel therein, an end effector disposed at the distal end, the end effector including an energy-based surgical instrument having an elongated treatment portion and a clamp arm assembly, wherein the cl ...


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Houser Kevin L, Gutierrez Jorge N, Cook Sarah A, Gallagher Laura A: Ultrasonic surgical blade with improved cutting and coagulation features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 4, 2001: EP1138264-A1 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an ultrasonic surgical blade including a top surface, a bottom surface and a cutting-edge.The cutting-edge is defined by a cutting-surface intermediate the top surface and the bottom surface, and the top surface has a width greater than the width of the bottom su ...


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Witt David A, Messerly Jeffrey D, Houser Kevin L: Ultrasonic surgical blades. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Witt David A, Messerly Jeffrey D, Houser Kevin L, JOHNSON Philip S, June 11, 2009: WO/2009/073402 (33 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical blade includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an outer surface. The distal end is movable relative to a longitudinal axis in accordance with ultrasonic vibrations applied to the proximal end. At least a portion of the outer surface of the body comprises a lubr ...