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David A Witt, Jerome R Morgan, Foster B Stulen, James R Giordano: Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger, September 19, 2006: US07108695 (422 worldwide citation)

A temperature monitoring device and/or method which control the tissue temperature at the end-effector of a therapeutic ultrasonic cutting and coagulating instrument as the tissue is being heated with ultrasonic vibrations from the end-effector. One or more temperature sensors are located at the end ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, James R Giordano: Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, May 25, 2010: US07721931 (414 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a control unit and a staple cartridge including a transponder. The control unit is configured to transmit a first wireless signal to the transponder and to receive a second wireless signal from the transponder to determine one of a ...


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David A Witt, Jerome R Morgan, Foster B Stulen, James R Giordano: Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, September 24, 2002: US06454781 (388 worldwide citation)

A temperature or impedance sensing device monitors the tissue temperature or impedance at the end-effector of a therapeutic ultrasonic cutting and coagulating instrument as the tissue is being heated with ultrasonic vibrations from the end-effector. One or more sensors are located at the end-effecto ...


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James R Giordano, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 7, 2011: US07954682 (373 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument, includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft includes a first sensor element. An end effector is coupled to the distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes a second sensor element. A handle is conne ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, James R Giordano, Jeffrey S Swayze, Douglas J Siebenaler: Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 8, 2011: US07900805 (369 worldwide citation)

An assembly including a component of a surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument. The assembly may comprise a package; a surgical instrument component within the package; and a power source within the package. The power source may be configured to be placed in electrical ...


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Frederick E Shalton IV, James R Giordano: Interlock and surgical instrument including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 25, 2010: US07721936 (363 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes an end effector comprising a moveable cutting instrument to cut an object and a motor coupled to the end effector. The motor actuates the cutting instrument in response to a current therethrough, causing the cutting instrument to move betwe ...


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David C Yates, Phillip Q Shuster, Kenneth V Moran, Chester O Baxter III, David A Witt, James R Giordano, Jesse J Kuhns: End effector coatings for electrosurgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 24, 2010: US07780663 (326 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical stapling instrument includes an end effector capable of applying bipolar RF energy into tissue. The end effector has a first pole electrode and a second pole electrode for forming an RF contact circuit with tissue. At least one of the electrodes may have a dielectric coating there ...


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James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel, Eitan T Wiener, Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian DiNardo, Daniel J Abbott: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 15, 2011: US08058771 (260 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus, system, and method for driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic transducer in a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating a first ultrasonic drive signal by a generator coupled to an ultrasonic drive system, actuating the ultrasoni ...


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David C Yates, James R Giordano, Frederick E Shelton IV: Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 25, 2014: US08657174 (242 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and a handle connected to the shaft. The handle comprises an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train in the shaft for powering the drive train. The handle also comprise ...


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James R Giordano, Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 11, 2013: US08459520 (242 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise an end effector comprising at least one sensor. The surgical instrument may also comprise an electrically conductive shaft having a distal end connected to the end effector wherein the senso ...