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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, 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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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, 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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Hector Chow, Earl J Mills, Federico Bilotti, Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Martin Madden, Richard L Grant: Surgical staple for insertion into tissue. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 5, 1996: US05571285 (356 worldwide citation)

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


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Martin Madden, Mark Ortiz: Laparoscopic stapler with knife means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, December 15, 1992: US05170925 (351 worldwide citation)

A four-row laparoscopic surgical staper cutting mechanism is described wherein stapling and cutting are remotely accomplished. Further, there is disclosed closure means which enable closure and stapling of the apparatus. Finally, such closure can take place either using lever or collar type means. T ...


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Ronald J Brinkerhoff, Earl J Mills, Harry C Parkhurst, Martin Madden: Surgical trocar. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 30, 1994: US05342382 (226 worldwide citation)

A safety trocar is provided which includes a spring-loaded shield that shields the cutting tip of the obturator after the obturator penetrates tissue. The distal end of the shield is hemispheric in profile and contains slides within cutting tip. The rounded distal end enables the shield to spring fo ...