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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky, David E Monk: Integrated system for powered surgical tools. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, January 25, 2000: US06017354 (455 worldwide citation)

An integrated surgical tool system (30) for energizing different powered surgical handpieces (32, 33). Internal to each handpiece is a non-volatile memory (72) which stores data regarding the operating parameters of the handpiece. This data, includes information about the speeds at which any motor i ...


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Jerry A Culp, Steven Anthony Tyler, Michael John Fraticelli, Marshall Eric Finley: Powered surgical handpiece with state marker for indicating the run/load state of the handpiece coupling assembly. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, July 18, 2000: US06090123 (222 worldwide citation)

A surgical handpiece (940) for actuating a cutting attachment (944). The handpiece includes a housing (942) which contains a motor (52) for driving the cutting attachment. A coupling assembly (948) releasably holds the cutting attachment to the housing and connects the attachment to the motor. A sta ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky: Surgical tool system including plural powered handpieces and a console to which the handpieces are simultaneously attached, the console able to energize each handpiece based on data stored in a memory integral with each handpiece. Stryker Corporation, April 14, 2009: US07517351 (86 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool system (30) with a powered surgical handpiece (32). A removable handswitch (39) is attached to the handpiece. The handswitch includes a slip ring (192) that removably holds the handswitch to the handpiece. A lever arm (212) is pivotally attached to the slip ring. A magnet (190) is fi ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky: Surgical tool system with brushless, sensorless motor. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, November 18, 1997: US05689159 (71 worldwide citation)

A powered medical instrument includes a manually operable foot switch coupled to a motor control unit which in turn is coupled to an autoclavable handpiece containing a brushless sensorless electric motor driving a tool. The motor control arrangement includes a control panel through which a user can ...


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David E Monk, Kris D Eager, Jerry A Culp: Peristaltic pump with one piece tubing insert and one piece cover. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, July 18, 1995: US05433588 (61 worldwide citation)

A peristaltic pump includes a panel member having a rotatably driven rotor with roller elements on it, two projections which each have insert-receiving slots, two cover-supporting slots each extending away from a respective projection, and an orientation tab disposed between the projections. A one-p ...


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Jerry A Culp, Kevin J Schemansky: Medical instrument with programmable torque control. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, August 6, 1996: US05543695 (57 worldwide citation)

A powered medical instrument includes a manually operable foot switch coupled to a motor control unit which in turn is coupled to an autoclavable handpiece containing a brushless sensorless electric motor driving a tool. The motor control arrangement includes a control panel through which a user can ...


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Donald W Malackowski, Jose Luis Moctezuma de la Barrere, David E Hershberger, Markus Bohringer, Peter Forst, Ulrich Buehner, Martin Stangenberg, Jerry A Culp, Klaus Welte: Surgery system. Howmedica Leibinger, McCracken & Frank, May 25, 2010: US07725162 (31 worldwide citation)

A surgery system comprising at least one smart instrument, a computer system, and a sensor system adapted to wirelessly sense the position of the at least one smart instrument and to transmit position information to the computer system, wherein the sensor system includes a sensor array and the senso ...


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Douglas A Staunton, Richard F Huyser, Harry A Wellons III, Mark A Wasserman, Jerry A Culp, Patrick J Del Medico, Donald W Malackowski: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for preventing deep vein thrombosis. Stryker Instruments, Howard & Howard, May 1, 2001: US06226552 (27 worldwide citation)

A neuro-muscular electrical stimulation system provides a series of electrical pulses to instigate muscle twitch to aid in preventing the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis. The duration and duty cycle of the electrical pulses provided to a patient's muscle tissue is controlled to instigate mus ...