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Andrew T Beckman, Paul Guerra, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Bradley E White: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 24, 2013: US08613383 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling assembly is configured to be used to form a tissue seal having an arcuate portion. The surgical stapling assembly comprises an end-effector extending from the distal end of the shaft. The end-effector comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion comprises a f ...


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Patrick A Weizman, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Raymond M Banks, Timothy G Dietz, Jason L Harris, Zhifan F Huang, David K Norvell, David A Witt, Steve G Bernath: Surgical instruments and end effectors therefor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 1, 2014: US08685020 (183 worldwide citation)

Various forms of surgical instruments are disclosed. In various embodiments, an end effector having operable and closable jaws is attached to a distal end of an elongate shaft such that portions of the jaws are axially offset from the elongate shaft. Other jaw embodiments are coupled to an actuation ...


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Zhifan F Huang, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Scott A Woodruff, Gwendolyn P Payne, Donna L Korvick, David K Norvell, Aron O Zingman, Paul Guerra, Mary E Mootoo, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453906 (171 worldwide citation)

An end-effector assembly configured to be attached to a surgical instrument. The end-effector assembly comprises a first jaw and a second jaw comprising a staple cavity. At least one of the first jaw and the second jaw is movable relative to the other jaw. The end-effector assembly comprises a stapl ...


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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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Paul Guerra, Jason L Harris, Gregory W Johnson, Prasanna Malaviya, Jeffrey S Swayze: Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 30, 2013: US08496682 (32 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 an 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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Andrew T Beckman, Bradley E White, Cory G Kimball, John F Cummings, Al Mirel, Christopher J Schall, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt, Mary E Mootoo, Zhifan F Huang, Raymond M Banks, Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jason L Harris, Jeffrey S Swayze, Foster B Stulen, Prasanna Malaviya, Gregory W Johnson, Paul Guerra: Heat management configurations for controlling heat dissipation from electrosurgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 14, 2015: US09005199 (31 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical instrument is provided that may comprise an end effector for performing a surgical procedure on tissue, for example. The end effector may comprise at least one energy delivery surface and heat dissipation means for dissipating heat from at least a portion of the en ...


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Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Prasanna Malaviya, Gregory W Johnson, Jason L Harris, Paul Guerra: Electrosurgical instrument employing pressure-variation electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 29, 2014: US08790342 (28 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a first conductor, a second conductor, and an end effector. The end effector can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw, wherein the first jaw is movable relative to the second jaw in order to capture tissue intermediate the first jaw and the second jaw, a fi ...


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Gregory W Johnson, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jason L Harris, Foster B Stulen: Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 29, 2014: US08709035 (28 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector comprising first and second jaw members and a reciprocating member. The end effector may additionally comprise a first push rod member having a distally directed end pivotably coupled to the first jaw member and a proximally directed end ...


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Gregory W Johnson, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jason L Harris, Foster B Stulen, Prasanna Malaviya: Surgical cutting and fastening device with descendible second trigger arrangement. Ethcon Endo Surgery, June 2, 2015: US09044243 (27 worldwide citation)

A nested trigger assembly for a surgical instrument may generally comprise a first trigger and a second trigger, wherein the first trigger and the second trigger are movable together on a first stroke of the nested trigger assembly, wherein the second trigger is configured to be biased away from the ...


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Matthew D Holcomb, Jason L Harris, Michael J Stokes, Mark S Zeiner, Jonathan B O Keefe, Keith D Boudreau, Jeffrey C Cerier: Surgical stapler fastening device with adjustable anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 25, 2013: US08469252 (26 worldwide citation)

A fastener applying device including a staple housing having a proximal end attached to a handle, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween. There is at least one fastener within the housing. The device also includes an anvil movable within the staple housing. The anvil has a proximal posit ...