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Louis Delahuerga, Robert B Stoddard, Michael S Klicek: Enhanced electrosurgical apparatus. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, June 8, 1993: US05217457 (702 worldwide citation)

A device for enhancing the safety and efficiency of a hand-operated electrosurgical pencil having an exposed electrode with a distal end defining a tip for cutting biological tissue, which device comprises a nose piece adapted to be mounted about said electrode and defining at least one pathway for ...


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Louis Delahuerga, Robert B Stoddard, Michael S Klicek: Electrosurgical apparatus. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, September 14, 1993: US05244462 (578 worldwide citation)

Electrosurgical apparatus for performing at least cutting and coagulation of biological tissue, which comprises a hand operated electrosurgical pencil comprising an electrically insulated housing and an electrode with a distal end defining a tip, means for supplying high-frequency, alternating curre ...


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Louis Delahuerga, Robert B Stoddard, Michael S Klicek: Gas coagulation device. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, February 18, 1992: US05088997 (401 worldwide citation)

A device for enhancing the safety and efficiency of a hand-operated electrosurgical pencil having an electrode with a distal end defining a tip for cutting or coagulating biological tissue, which device comprises a nose piece adapted to be mounted about said electrode and containing conduit means de ...


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Michael A Beaty, Arlan J Reschke, Robert B Stoddard, Jon P Page, Bandele Jeffrey Coker, Michael Olichney, Emery S Rose: Piezo ultrasonic and electrosurgical handpiece. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, May 17, 1994: US05312329 (340 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic and electrosurgical handpiece housing has an axis, a distal end, a proximal end and a passage defined by an inside wall. A piezo stack has elements carried along a plane generally transverse to the axis. A retainer for the elements has distal, intermediate and proximal portions. The di ...


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Robert B Stoddard: Methods of making and using ultrasonic handpiece. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, January 16, 1996: US05484398 (325 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical handpiece for surgery on a patient has a handpiece with distal and proximal ends on a housing thereof for manipulation by a surgeon. A vibrator is carried within a hollow inside of the housing. A tool extends from the vibrator at the distal end to a distal tip and is tubular w ...


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Jon P Page, Robert B Stoddard: Bayonet connector for surgical handpiece. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, November 14, 1995: US05466020 (277 worldwide citation)

A connection of first and second members wherein each has a body and a connecting end with an inner surface so the second connecting end has an outer surface shaped for telescoping into the inner surface of the first connecting end. A shoulder is located on the second member and a groove is in the o ...


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James D Allen IV, Ryan C Artale, Glenn A Horner, Duane E Kerr, Peter M Mueller, Arlen J Reschke, Robert M Sharp, Robert B Stoddard: Modular surgical instrument with contained electrical or mechanical systems. Covidien, August 25, 2015: US09113901 (11 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft module and a handle module selectively separable from one another. The elongated shaft module includes an elongated shaft member and a pair of jaw members supported at a distal end of the elongated shaft member, at least one of the jaw members moveab ...


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Anthony B Ross, Robert B Stoddard, James S Cunningham, William J Dickhans, Russell D Hempstead, Eric R Larson, Duane E Kerr, William H Nau Jr, Arlen K Ward: Ultrasonic surgical instruments. Covidien, March 10, 2015: US08974479 (3 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument is provided. The ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated shaft extending therefrom. A first jaw member disposed at a distal end of the shaft is movable between open and clamping configurations. A pair of second jaw members disposed at t ...


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Anthony B Ross, Robert B Stoddard, James S Cunningham, William J Dickhans, Russell D Hempstead, Eric R Larson, Duane E Kerr, William H Nau Jr, Arlen K Ward: Ultrasonic surgical instruments. Covidien, August 25, 2015: US09113943 (2 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument is provided. The ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated shaft extending therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and has a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The jaw member is movable between an open conf ...


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Robert B Stoddard, James S Cunningham, William J Dickhans, Russell D Hempstead, Eric R Larson, Duane E Kerr, William H Nau Jr, Anthony B Ross, John J Kappus: Endoscopic instrument. Covidien, October 20, 2015: US09161769 (2 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic instrument is provided and includes a housing including an elongated shaft assembly extending distally therefrom. The elongated shaft assembly includes inner and outer shaft members. The inner and outer shaft members are removably coupled to the housing and the outer shaft member is mo ...