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Chester O Baxter III, Taylor W Aronhalt, Joseph E Young, Frederick E Shelton IV, Barry C Worrell, Matthew C Miller, Gregory W Johnson: Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 29, 2014: US08789741 (165 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that has an actuation system that is configured to generate at least two separate actuation motions. A clutch assembly is movable between an engaged position wherein the clutch assembly is in operable engagement with the actuation system and an unengaged position. In various fo ...


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Matthew C Miller, Yi Lan Wang, Israel Nur, Aron O Zingman: Fibrin pad matrix with suspended heat activated beads of adhesive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 26, 2014: US08814025 (118 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a handle portion, a shaft housing a firing bar, an end effector comprising an anvil, a lower jaw, and a stapling and severing assembly responsive to a longitudinal closing motion produced by the handle portion and the shaft. The lower jaw is configured to receive a car ...


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Shailendra K Parihar, Matthew C Miller, Barry C Worrell: Robotically controlled surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232979 (91 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool is disclosed. The surgical tool has a tool mounting portion having a tool mounting housing, a tool mounting plate, and a coupler to couple a shaft assembly with an articulation section to the tool mounting portion. An articulation mechanism is located within the tool mounting portion ...


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Daniel W Price, Galen C Robertson, Cory G Kimball, Scott A Woodruff, Matthew C Miller, Kip M Rupp, Carrie I Fihe, Jane A Sheetz, Carl J Draginoff Jr: Ergonomic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 2014: US08623027 (90 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument handle assembly includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end. A proximal opening is formed at the proximal end of the housing. A distal opening is formed at the distal end of the housing. The proximal and the distal openings define a longitudinal axis. A handle ext ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Daniel J Abbott, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Eitan T Wiener, Matthew C Miller, Aaron C Voegele, Daniel W Price, Robert L Koch Jr, Mark E Tebbe, William E Clem: Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 10, 2015: US08951248 (68 worldwide citation)

A surgical generator for providing a drive signal to a surgical device may have a receptacle assembly having a receptacle body, a flange and a central protruding portion. The outer periphery of the central protruding portion may have at least one curved section and at least one linear section. Addit ...


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Kevin L Houser, Andrew M Zwolinski, Matthew C Miller, Tracy D Lopes: Surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 24, 2012: US08226675 (67 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an elongated transmission waveguide defining a longitudinal axis. The transmission waveguide has a distal end and a proximal end. The at least one strike surface is formed on the proximal end and is configured to receive vibratory energy.


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Tamara Widenhouse, Frederick E Shelton IV, Craig N Faller, James R Giordano, Matthew C Miller: Electrosurgical instrument employing a thermal management system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 17, 2014: US08753338 (65 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical surgical instrument can comprise a handle and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise first and second jaws which can be opened and closed in order to capture tissue therebetween. In various embodiments, the first and second jaws can comprise one or more electrodes ...


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Eitan T Wiener, Matthew C Miller: Multiple end effectors ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 4, 2012: US08257377 (59 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. The transducer includes a first end and a second end. A first resonator portion includes a first end coupled to the first end of the transducer. The first resonator in ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Eitan T Wiener, Brian T Noyes, Jeffrey L Aldridge, James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel, Daniel J Abbott, Foster B Stulen, Matthew C Miller, Nathan J Price, Daniel W Price: Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 1, 2013: US08546996 (57 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditio ...


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Galen C Robertson, Richard W Timm, Craig T Davis, Daniel J Mumaw, Jerome R Morgan, Matthew C Miller, William D Dannaher: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with partially rotating blade and fixed pad arrangement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 26, 2013: US08382782 (54 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument that supports an ultrasonically excited blade and an outer sheath that can be selectively rotated relative to each other to bring a distal cutting tip of the blade into contact with at least one cutting surface formed on a distal end of the outer sheath. In some emb ...