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David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, September 22, 1998: US05810811 (928 worldwide citation)

An improved electro surgical 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 in ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Jesse Kuhns: Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 10, 2004: US06773438 (542 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention there is provided a surgical fastening instrument. The instrument includes a handle and a shaft extending from the handle. The shaft contains a plurality of surgical fasteners therein. The instrument also has a mechanism for first distally deploying a penetra ...


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Warren D Sheffield, Jesse Kuhns, David C Yates, Steven H Mersch: Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, December 21, 1999: US06003517 (504 worldwide citation)

A method of resecting a portion of lung using an electrosurgical instrument is disclosed. The electrosurgical device clamps upon lung tissue and applies RF energy to create a cauterized zone within the clamped portion of the lung. At least one staple is placed within the cauterized tissue zone. The ...


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Warren D Sheffield, Scott Wampler, Jesse Kuhns, Jeffrey J Vaitekunas: Energy-base method applied to prosthetics for repairing tissue defects. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, October 26, 1999: US05972007 (150 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing a defect in tissue includes the steps of placing at least one collagen pad on the tissue surrounding a tissue defect. A prosthetic is then placed over the defect and the collagen pad. Pressure and energy are then applied to the prosthetic at the collagen pad until the tissue a ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Fuchs, Jesse Kuhns, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, June 3, 2003: US06572626 (84 worldwide citation)

A delivery device for delivering a plurality of individual surgical fasteners is disclosed. The delivery device has a drive mechanism having a distal and a proximal end, and a first and a second opposing member. The members are moveable proximally and distally with respect to the delivery device, an ...


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Warren D Sheffield, Scott Wampler, Jesse Kuhns, Jeffrey J Vaitekunas: Prosthetic with collagen for tissue repair. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, December 21, 1999: US06004333 (69 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic for placement over a defect in tissue includes at least one collagen pad for placement on tissue surrounding the defect. A patch is placeable over the defect and the collagen pad wherein the collagen pad, the patch and the tissue are adhereable to each other upon an application of press ...


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David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV, Darrel M Powell: Electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil. July 2, 2002: USH0002037 (4 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness 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 sur ...


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David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV: Electrosurgical hemostatic method and device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 3, 2000: USH0001904

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness 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 sur ...


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Jane Sheetz, Joanne Daugird, Leslie A Heaton, Ronald J Kolata, William J Kraimer, Lauren H Paddock, Edward Rhad, Jesse Kuhns, Scott Fredrickson, Gary T Wakevainen: Fiberoptic coil tray and carrier package. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, October 7, 2004: US20040195132-A1

A fiberoptic cable coil tray and coil carrier package comprises a carrier to which the fiberoptic coil is attached and which is inserted into the tray, and a lid for the tray. A plurality of fiberoptic coil retainers in the form of notches or clips are formed on the coil carrier to provide a stable, ...


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Jane Sheetz, Joanne Daugird, Leslie A Heaton, Ronald J Kolata, William J Kraimer, Lauren H Paddock, Edward Rhad, Jesse Kuhns, Scott Fredrickson, Gary T Wakevainen: Fiberoptic coil tray and carrier package. Ethicon Endo Surgery, William C Roch Esq, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, December 19, 2002: US20020191938-A1

A fiberoptic cable coil tray and coil carrier package comprises a carrier to which the fiberoptic coil is attached and which is inserted into the tray, and a lid for the tray. A plurality of fiberoptic coil retainers in the form of notches or clips are formed on the coil carrier to provide a stable, ...