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Robert J Beetel: Surgical instruments employing sensors. Tyco Healthcare Group, May 18, 2010: US07717312 (441 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical instrument for operating on tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes an end effector including a first tissue engaging member and a second tissue engaging member in juxtaposed relation to the first tissue engaging member; a gap ...


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Robert J Beetel: Surgical instruments employing sensors. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 23, 2011: US08002795 (396 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical instrument for operating on tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes an end effector including a first tissue engaging member and a second tissue engaging member in juxtaposed relation to the first tissue engaging member; a gap ...


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James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel, Eitan T Wiener, Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian DiNardo, Daniel J Abbott: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 15, 2011: US08058771 (260 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus, system, and method for driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic transducer in a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating a first ultrasonic drive signal by a generator coupled to an ultrasonic drive system, actuating the ultrasoni ...


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James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel, Eitan T Wiener, Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian DiNardo, Daniel J Abbott: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 28, 2012: US08253303 (84 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system, and method for driving an end effector in a surgical instrument are disclosed. The method comprises generating a first ultrasonic drive signal by a generator, actuating the ultrasonic transducer with the first ultrasonic drive signal for a first period, generating a second ultr ...


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James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel III, Eitan T Wiener, Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian DiNardo, Daniel J Abbott: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 22, 2014: US08704425 (57 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus, system, and method for driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic transducer. The method comprises generating a first ultrasonic drive signal by a generator coupled to an ultrasonic drive system, actuating the ultrasonic transducer with the fir ...


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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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James R Giordano, Robert J Beetel III, Eitan T Wiener, Jeffrey D Messerly, Brian DiNardo, Daniel J Abbott: Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 15, 2014: US08779648 (56 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus, system, and method for driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic transducer in a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating a first ultrasonic drive signal by a generator coupled to an ultrasonic drive system, actuating the ultrasoni ...


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Daniel W Price, Jeffrey D Messerly, Prasanna Malaviya, Robert J Beetel III, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt, Douglas J Turner, David K Norvell, John A Weed III, Kevin D Felder, Kevin L Houser, Paul T Franer, Craig N Faller, Craig T Davis: Surgical instrument with multiple clamping mechanisms. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 26, 2016: US09241728 (24 worldwide citation)

A nested trigger assembly for a surgical instrument may generally comprise a first trigger and a second trigger, wherein the first trigger and the second trigger are movable together on a first stroke of the nested trigger assembly, wherein the second trigger is configured to be biased away from the ...


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Robert J Beetel: Surgical instruments employing sensors. Covidien, November 12, 2013: US08579177 (12 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical instrument for operating on tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes an end effector including a first tissue engaging member and a second tissue engaging member in juxtaposed relation to the first tissue engaging member; a gap ...


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Robert J Beetel: Surgical instruments employing sensors. Tyco Healthcare Group, May 22, 2012: US08181839 (6 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical instrument for operating on tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes an end effector including a first tissue engaging member and a second tissue engaging member in juxtaposed relation to the first tissue engaging member; a gap ...