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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. MicroSurge, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, July 15, 1997: US05647871 (543 worldwide citation)

A cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue. In one embodiment, the electrode includes an internal cavity in which a cooling medium such as water is contained. The internal cavity is closed at the distal en ...


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John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman, Erie May: Endoscopic surgical tool with handle and detachable tool assembly. Microsurge, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, December 26, 1995: US05478351 (381 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool comprises a detachable tool assembly and tool actuating handle. The tool assembly comprises a tool such as scissors having jaws pivotably mounted via a pivot pin to an inner extension. An outer sleeve around the extension carries a drive pin which engages the tool. The actuating hand ...


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John C Meade: Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism. Microline, Don Halgren, October 23, 2001: US06306149 (360 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a clip feeder arrangement for supportive receipt in a handle of a medical clip stapling gun, for the advancement of a plurality of clips seriatim by a trigger mechanism in the handle to a location between a pair of pincher jaws. A distalmost clip of the plurality of ...


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John C Meade, Gerald I Brecher: Suturing instrument with thread management. SuturTek, Cesari and McKenna, August 1, 1995: US05437681 (321 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for suturing tissue comprises an elongated housing having opposite ends. A curved suturing needle having a pointed end and a second end to which a suture is attached and supported at one end of the housing for rotational motion about an axis. A driver mechanism in the housing r ...


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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. Seedling Enterprises, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, March 27, 2001: US06206876 (277 worldwide citation)

A cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue. In one embodiment, the electrode includes an internal cavity in which a cooling medium such as water is contained. The internal cavity is closed at the distal en ...


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John C Meade, Gerald I Brecher: Suturing instrument with thread management. SuturTek, Cesari and McKenna, July 30, 1996: US05540705 (224 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for suturing tissue comprises an elongated housing having opposite ends. A curved suturing needle having a pointed end and to which a suture is attached is supported at one end of the housing for rotational motion about an axis. A driver mechanism in the housing rotates said ne ...


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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. Seedling Enterprises, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, June 13, 2000: US06074389 (165 worldwide citation)

A cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue. In one embodiment, the electrode includes an internal cavity in which a cooling medium such as water is contained. The internal cavity is closed at the distal en ...


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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, July 11, 2006: US07074219 (152 worldwide citation)

A cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue. In one embodiment, the electrode includes an internal cavity in which a cooling medium such as water is contained. The internal cavity is closed at both ends of ...


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John C Meade, Niall G Deloughery, Gerald I Brecher, James H Bleck: Apparatus and method for surgical suturing with thread management. SuturTek Incorporated, Palmer & Dodge, Richard B Smith, David J Dykeman, August 2, 2005: US06923819 (137 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for surgical suturing with thread management. An apparatus for tissue suturing comprising a cartridge having a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis; a pusher assembly comprising a cartridge holder having ...


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William D Richards, Ernesto E Blanco, Richard A Clark, John C Meade: Surgical microstapler. Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, August 9, 1988: US04762260 (132 worldwide citation)

A surgical microstapler is disclosed which does not require the use of a staple bending anvil that must be retracted after the staple is implanted. The surgical microstapler utilizes a stapler head comprising a staple magazine that consists of a series of staples attached to and supported by a plura ...