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Yates David C, Kuhns Jesse J, Mersch Steven H, Madden Martin, Nuchols Richard P: Electrosurgical hemostatic device.. Ethicon, March 1, 1995: EP0640317-A1 (331 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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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P, Mersch Steven H, Madden Martin, Nuchols Richard P: Electrosurgical hemostatic and stapling device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 4, 1998: EP0875209-A1 (228 worldwide citation)

An improved 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 int ...


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Chow Hector, Mills Earl J, Bilotti Federico, Brinkerhoff Ronald J, Madden Martin, Grant Richard L: Surgical staple.. Ethicon, September 23, 1992: EP0505036-A2 (205 worldwide citation)

A new method is shown whereby staples are closed to smaller heights so that virtually total hemostatis is possible. Also, the staple legs in alternate rows in the surgical stapler are made to interlock so that during closure, hemostatis is effected by the interlocking of the staple legs.


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Brinkerhoff Ronald J, Parkhurst Harry C, Mills Earl J, Madden Martin: Knife for surgical trocar.. Ethicon, July 22, 1992: EP0495633-A1 (19 worldwide citation)

A safety trocar (1) is provided which includes a spring-loaded shield (30) that shields the cutting tip of the obturator (24) after the obturator penetrates tissus (T). The distal end (32) of the shield is hemispheric in profile and slides within cutting tip. The rounded distal end enables the shiel ...


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Madden Martin, Ortiz Mark: Laparoscopic stapler with knife means.. Ethicon, September 23, 1992: EP0505138-A1 (10 worldwide citation)

A four-row laparoscopic surgical stapler (10) cutting mechanism is described wherein stapling and cutting are remotely accomplished. Further, there is disclosed closure means (25) which enable closure and stapling of the apparatus. Finally, such closure can take place either using lever (25) or coll ...


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Nardella Paul C, Yates David C, Kuhns Jesse J, Nuchols Richard P, Madden Martin, Mersch Steven H: Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool. Medical Scient, Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 17, 1997: EP0794735-A1 (10 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element (144) movable along a cutting path, and an electrical energy supply source (26) which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through one or more energy delivering electrodes associated with a tissue affecti ...


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Yates David C, Kuhns Jesse J, Mersch Steven H, Madden Martin, Nuchols Richard P: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon, January 27, 2005: JP2005-021703 (3 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a hemostatic electrosurgical instrument which can efficiently provide hemostasis in tissue of varying impedances, thickness and vascularity.SOLUTION: An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thickness ...


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Madden Martin, Ortiz Mark: Agrafeuse laparascopique avec couteau, Laparoscopic stapler with knife means. Ethicon, Ethicon, OGILVY RENAULT SENCRLSRL, May 6, 2003: CA2063238

A four-row laparoscopic surgical stapler cutting mechanismis described wherein stapling and cutting are remotelyaccomplished. Further, there is disclosed closure meanswhich enable closure and stapling of the apparatus. Finally, such closure can take place either using lever orcollar type means. This ...


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Yates David C, Mersch Steven H, Madden Martin, Nuchols Richard P, Williamson Warren P Iv, Nalagatla Anil, Kuhns Jesse, Voegele James W: Appareil ameliore dhemostase electrochirurgical, Improved electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Ethicon Endo Surgery, OGILVY RENAULT SENCRLSRL, January 16, 2007: CA2233820

An improved 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 int ...


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Nardella Paul C, Yates David C, Kuhns Jesse J, Nuchols Richard P, Madden Martin, Mersch Steven H: Voies de courant alternatif pour un instrument chirurgical coupant bipolaire, Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool. Medical Scientific, Ethicon Endo Surgery, Medical Scientific, Ethicon Endo Surgery, RICHES MCKENZIE & HERBERT, June 6, 1996: CA2206440

A bipolar electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element (144) movable along a cutting path, and an electrical energy supply source (26) which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through one or more energy delivering electrodes associated with a tissue affecti ...