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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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Yates David C, Mersch Steven H, Kuhns Jesse J: Electrosurgical stapling device.. Ethicon, March 1, 1995: EP0640315-A1 (70 worldwide citation)

An surgical stapling instrument is provided which uses a thermogenic energy preferably bipolar radiofrequency energy for cauterization and/or welding tissue. The instrument compresses tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy sources contained on a first interfacing surface and a second pole of a ...


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Mersch Steven H: Endometrial ablation apparatus. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 17, 1997: EP0812573-A2 (21 worldwide citation)

A method of performing endometrial ablation comprising heating entire surface of the endometrium to a temperature of between 45 DEG C and 70 DEG C to destroy the cells of the endometrial lining while maintaining the average temperature of the myometrium at a temperature below approximately 42 DEG C. ...


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Mersch Steven H, Stubbs Jack B, Putnam Julia C: Glare elimination device.. Ethicon, March 9, 1994: EP0586162-A1 (19 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing glare and enhancing imaging during an endoscopic procedure using a device (25,32,42) to polarize the illumination in a first polarization state and an analyzer (26,33,43) to polarize reflected illumination in a different polarization state.


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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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Mersch Steven H: Measuring a gap between a tube and a float.. Becton Dickinson Co, January 30, 1991: EP0410187-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

An apparatus or method determines the gap (11) between an assembly (12) of a tube (13) and a cylindrical float (14) located substantially concentric to the tube. An elliptically polarized light beam (A) at the wavelength for which the materials of the tube and the gap are transparent or translucent ...


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Mersch Steven H: Optical fiber transducer driving and measuring circuit and method for using same.. Deseret Medical, May 20, 1987: EP0222555-A2 (5 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber transducer system with energy generating means for transmitting pulsing energy at various frequencies to bi-directional couplers for each frequency. The couplers record the intensity and further transmit the pulsing energy to a wavelength multiplexer/demultiplexer. The wavelength mu ...


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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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Mersch Steven H, Spielvogel David E, Beck Richard W: Instantaneous vein entry indicator for intravenous needle.. Becton Dickinson Co, May 6, 1992: EP0483618-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for indicating when an intravenous needle has entered the vein through the use of a solid fiber optic (20) mounted in the needle (14) for showing visual instantaneous vein entry. The distal end (22) of the fiber optic (20) is polished to be flush with the distal point (16) of th ...