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Jean M Beaupre: Method of balancing asymmetric ultrasonic surgical blades. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 4, 2001: US06283981 (204 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a method of designing a balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument including an ultrasonic transmission rod and an asymmetric ultrasonically actuated blade attached to the distal end of the ultrasonic transmission rod. According to the present invention, the ultrasonical ...


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Michael D Cronin, Jean M Beaupre, Lee E Reichel, Jonathan E Tuttle: Attachments of components of ultrasonic blades or waveguides. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, May 13, 2003: US06561983 (202 worldwide citation)

A connection union and method for securing together first and second components of an ultrasonic waveguide or blade. The first and second components of the ultrasonic waveguide or blade are formed as complementary components which engage each other with a complementary fitting. Then a compressed fit ...


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Jean M Beaupre: Curved ultrasonic blade having a trapezoidal cross section. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, October 30, 2001: US06309400 (195 worldwide citation)

A curved ultrasonic blade including a concave top surface, a convex bottom surface and a central ridge running along the concave top surface is described. In a curved blade according to the present invention the blade has a cross section which is substantially trapezoidal. The blade edges may be sha ...


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Ashvani K Madan, Jean M Beaupre: Ultrasonic transducer with improved compressive loading. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger, December 10, 2002: US06491708 (185 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic device with increased efficiency as a result of substantially increased pressure uniformity across individual PZTs and through the PZT stack. Specifically, the PZT stack is uniformly compressed by way of a bolt having a head that has a surface area roughly equal to the surface area of ...


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Jean M Beaupre: Balanced ultrasonic blade including a plurality of balance asymmetries. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, December 11, 2001: US06328751 (181 worldwide citation)

A balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument is described wherein the balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument includes an ultrasonic transmission rod and an ultrasonically actuated blade attached to the distal end of the ultrasonic transmission rod. According to the present invention, the ultrasonicall ...


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Ashvani K Madan, Jean M Beaupre, Eitan T Wiener, Foster B Stulen: Apparatus and method for tuning ultrasonic transducers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, August 21, 2001: US06278218 (175 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing high power sandwich type ultrasonic transducers and, more particularly, a new method of tuning high power sandwich type ultrasonic transducers without the need for a trimming process. A method in accordance with the present invention includes the steps of assembling a sandw ...


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Lee E Reichel, Jean M Beaupre: Reusable ultrasonic surgical instrument with removable outer sheath. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 27, 2001: US06206844 (156 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument including an improved outer sheath which is removable and which rotateably engages the ultrasonic waveguide to facilitate attachment of the ultrasonic instrument to a handpiece. In particular, in one embodiment of the present inv ...


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Jean M Beaupre: Balanced ultrasonic blade including a plurality of balance asymmetries. August 20, 2002: US06436115 (138 worldwide citation)

A balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument is described wherein the balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument includes an ultrasonic transmission rod and an ultrasonically actuated blade attached to the distal end of the ultrasonic transmission rod. According to the present invention, the ultrasonicall ...


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Jean M Beaupre: Method and waveguides for changing the direction of longitudinal vibrations. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 22, 2004: US06752815 (111 worldwide citation)

A curved ultrasonic waveguide, as used in an ultrasonic surgical instrument, includes two curved half-wave sections, having similar vibratory motion at their respective distal tips, which are integrally or compressively joined at the distal tips to create a single waveguide with a sharper bend radiu ...


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Jean M Beaupre: Balanced ultrasonic blade including a singular balance asymmetry. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 9, 2003: US06660017 (106 worldwide citation)

A balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument is described wherein the balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument includes an ultrasonic transmission rod and an ultrasonically actuated blade attached to the distal end of the ultrasonic transmission rod. According to the present invention, the ultrasonicall ...