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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, April 4, 1995: US05403312 (1425 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch: Electrosurgical stapling device. Ethicon, April 7, 1998: US05735848 (909 worldwide citation)

An surgical stapling instrument is provided which uses a thermogenic energy preferably bipolar radiofrequency energy for cauterization and/or welding tissue. The instrument compresses tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy sources contained on a first interfacing surface and a second pole of a ...


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Paul C Nardella, David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Richard P Nuchols, Martin Madden, Steven H Mersch: Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool. Medical Scientific, Ethicon Endo Surgery, William C Lahive & Cockfield Geary III, July 2, 1996: US05531744 (871 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element movable along a cutting path and an electrical energy supply source which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through one or more energy delivering electrodes associated with a tissue affecting portion o ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Warren P Williamson IV: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 20, 1998: US05709680 (853 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue in the compression zone between first interfacing surface and second in ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical device and method. Ethicon, Bernard Shay, November 10, 1998: US05833690 (760 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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Jesse J Kuhns, Robert L Koch, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Fuchs: Method for attaching hernia mesh. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, April 22, 2003: US06551333 (505 worldwide citation)

A method for delivering a plurality of individual surgical fasteners. The method includes the step of providing a surgical fastener delivery device having a drive mechanism with distal and proximal ends, the drive mechanism comprising moving and fixed opposing members, the moving member being moveab ...


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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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Federico Bilotti, Michele D Arcangelo, Antonio Longo, Jesse J Kuhns: Surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 12, 2010: US07810690 (249 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including a staple fastening assembly with a curved cartridge device and a curved anvil. The cartridge device has at least one curved open row of staples which are formed by a staple forming face of the anvil (12). The anvil can be moved relatively with respect to the ...


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David Stefanchik, James T Spivey, Omar Vakharia, Jesse J Kuhns, Rick D Applegate: Intubation device for enteral feeding. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Victor C Moreno, August 10, 2010: US07771396 (237 worldwide citation)

An intubation device is provided for use with a guide apparatus having a track that is adapted to be associated with an endoscope such that bending of the track is substantially decoupled from bending of the endoscope. The intubation device includes an elongated, flexible tube and a mating member at ...


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Jesse J Kuhns, Robert L Koch, Bennie Thompson, Rick P Fuchs, David K Norvelle: Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 3, 2009: US07485124 (74 worldwide citation)

A delivery device for delivering a plurality of individual surgical fasteners. The delivery device includes a drive mechanism having distal and proximal ends. The drive mechanism has a moving member and a fixed opposing member, wherein the moving member is moveable proximally and distally with respe ...