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David Stefanchik, Duane Linenkugel, Gregory J Bakos, Omar J Vakharia, James A Craft, Kurt R Bally: Endcap for use with an endoscope. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 19, 2010: US07815565 (263 worldwide citation)

A guide system for use with an endoscope, and a method of use is disclosed. The guide system can include a track, in the form of a rail, and a mating member for engaging the rail. The guide system can also include an accessory, such as an accessory guide tube through which a medical instrument can b ...


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David Stefanchik, Duane Linenkugel, Gregory J Bakos, Omar J Vakharia, James A Craft, Kurt R Bally: Method of guiding medical devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Gerry S Gressel, October 7, 2008: US07431694 (260 worldwide citation)

A guide system for use with an endoscope, and a method of use is disclosed. The guide system can include a track, in the form of a rail, and a mating member for engaging the rail. The guide system can also include an accessory, such as an accessory guide tube through which a medical instrument can b ...


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John V Hunt, Robert J Laird, Omar J Vakharia, Richard W Timm, Gavin M Monson, Suzanne E Thompson: Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 15, 2014: US08696665 (195 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided that can comprise and end effector including two jaws and a cutting member configured to move between the jaws. In at least one embodiment, one or both of the jaws may be flexible, such that a jaw is configured to flex when gripping tissue. Further, at least one of ...


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Ragae M Ghabrial, Omar J Vakharia: Bipolar forceps. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 11, 2012: US08262655 (157 worldwide citation)

A bipolar forceps including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a conductor operably connected to an electrical source, wherein the conductor can be selectively placed in electrical communication with the first electrode when the first electrode is moved between open and closed positions. The ...


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David Stefanchik, Duane A Linenkugel, Gregory J Bakos, Omar J Vakharia, James A Craft, Kurt R Bally: Medical apparatus for use with an endoscope. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Gerry Gressel, November 10, 2009: US07615005 (67 worldwide citation)

A guide system for use with an endoscope, and a method of use is disclosed. The guide system can include a track, in the form of a rail, and a mating member for engaging the rail. The guide system can also include an accessory, such as an accessory guide tube through which a medical instrument can b ...


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Omar J Vakharia, Gary L Long, Kurt R Bally, Andrew M Zwolinski: Bipolar forceps. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 12, 2013: US08579897 (58 worldwide citation)

In various surgical techniques, a bipolar forceps can be used to seal a vessel in two locations such that the vessel can be incised at a location positioned intermediate the two seal locations. The bipolar forceps can include a cutting element which can be configured to incise the vessel. In various ...


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James T Spivey, Omar J Vakharia: Control mechanism for flexible endoscopic device and method of use. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 10, 2010: US07771416 (58 worldwide citation)

Control devices and methods are provided for controlling tension applied to a tensioning element extending through a flexible shaft, such as on an endoscopic device. In one exemplary embodiment, the methods and devices are configured to allow free movement and optionally provide slack to a control m ...


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Zhifan F Huang, David A Witt, Raymond M Banks, Timothy G Dietz, Mary E Mootoo, Gregory W Johnson, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Richard W Timm, John V Hunt, Suzanne E Thompson, Gavin M Monson, Robert J Laird, Omar J Vakharia, Christopher J Schall, Cory G Kimball, Al Mirel, John F Cummings, Andrew T Beckman: Surgical instrument comprising an articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 6, 2015: US09149324 (38 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument can comprise a handle, a shaft, and an end effector, wherein the end effector can be rotatably coupled to the shaft by an articulation joint. The instrument can further comprise a drive member and the articulation joint can comprise flexible support members which can be ...


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Omar J Vakharia, Jeffrey D Messerly, David Stefanchik, Steven P Smolik: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned jaw assemblies. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 31, 2016: US09351754 (34 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments comprising an end effector, a shaft and a jaw assembly. The end effector may comprise an ultrasonic blade extending distally substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis. The shaft may extend proximally from the end effector along the longitu ...


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Timothy G Dietz, Gregory W Johnson, Sean P Conlon, Daniel J Mumaw, Jerome R Morgan, William D Dannaher, Omar J Vakharia, Richard W Timm, Matthew C Miller, Galen C Robertson: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with moving cutting implement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 24, 2015: US08961547 (34 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a surgical instrument for operation in an aqueous environment is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical instrument may include a hollow sheath and a blade disposed at least partially within the sheath. Coupled to the blade may be at least one ultrasonic transducer ...