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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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William A Crawford, Kenneth V Moran, Terry A McFarland: Producing notch feature in small diameter steel alloy needle wire. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh & Flaxman, September 22, 2009: US07591716

A notch-locating fixture for forming notches at predetermined locations along a needle wire used in a surgical suturing apparatus includes a base having at least one semi-circular recess shaped and dimensioned for receiving the needle wire. The fixture also includes a cover member including at least ...


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William A Crawford, Kenneth V Moran, Terry A McFarland: Producing notch feature in small diameter steel alloy needle wire. Welsh & Flaxman, December 6, 2007: US20070277363-A1

A notch-locating fixture for forming notches at predetermined locations along a needle wire used in a surgical suturing apparatus includes a base having at least one semi-circular recess shaped and dimensioned for receiving the needle wire. The fixture also includes a cover member including at least ...


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David C Yates, Philip Q Shuster, Kenneth V Moran, Chester O Baxter, David A Witt, James R Giordano, Jesse J Kuhns: End effector coatings for electrosurgical instruments. Frost Brown Todd, March 27, 2008: US20080077131-A1

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 ...