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Robert M Trusty, Gregory J Bakos, James T Spivey, Omar J Vakharia, Dashiell A Birnkrant, John J Elliott Jr: Selectively positionable camera for surgical guide tube assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Karl Storz Endovision, July 30, 2013: US08496574 (20 worldwide citation)

A selectively positionable camera assembly for use in connection with a guide tube assembly that has a guide tube handle portion and at least one guide tube protruding therefrom. In various embodiments, the camera includes an elongated flexible camera portion that is sized to operably extend through ...


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Robert M Trusty, Omar J Vakharia, Gregory J Bakos: User interface support devices for endoscopic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 15, 2013: US08353487 (19 worldwide citation)

An interface system for interfacing between at least one endoscopic surgical instrument and a cable-controlled guide tube system. Various embodiments may include a tool docking assembly that is supportable relative to the cable-controlled guide system. The tool docking assembly may comprise one or m ...


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David C Yates, William A Pollack, Robert M Trusty, Scott Allen Nield: System and method of measuring and controlling temperature of optical fiber tip in a laser system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 28, 2004: US06796710 (19 worldwide citation)

A system and method of sensing temperature at an optical fiber tip, including the steps of positioning a slug of fluorescent material adjacent the optical fiber tip, providing an optical stimulus having a wavelength within a first predetermined range through at least one fiber optically linked to th ...


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William D Fox, Robert M Trusty: Apparatus for forming an anastomosis. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 9, 2014: US08828031 (10 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument, for forming an anastomosis between first and second lumens in a patient, includes a first catheter, a second catheter, a hollow needle, a guide wire, an inflatable member, and a hollow sleeve. The first catheter includes at least one first opening, which may be configured to s ...


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Michael P Weir, Robert J Dunki Jacobs, Robert M Trusty: Medical device including scanned beam unit with operational control features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Victor C Moreno, April 12, 2011: US07925333 (9 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling a medical device is provided. The method includes generating a beam of radiation using a radiation source assembly. The beam of radiation is directed toward a distal end of the medical device using an optical fiber. The beam of radiation is directed onto an area of interest b ...


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William B Weisenburgh II, Christopher J Hess, Rudolph H Nobis, David B Griffith, Robert M Trusty: Apparatus and methods for cleaning the lens of an endoscope. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 24, 2015: US08986199 (6 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for cleaning a lens, or one or more lenses, of an endoscopic camera while the endoscope is deployed in a patient during a medical procedure, such as a minimally invasive procedure, or a therapeutic or diagnostic procedure, is disclosed. The cleaning apparatus generally includes a condui ...


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James W Voegele, Robert M Trusty: Fluorescent nanoparticle scope. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 22, 2011: US08062215 (5 worldwide citation)

Various compositions, methods, and devices are provided that use fluorescent nanoparticles to function as markers, indicators, and light sources. In one embodiment, an endoscopic adaptor is provided for viewing fluorescent nanoparticles. The adaptor can be configured to removably mate to a portion o ...


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Scott Allen Nield, Robert M Trusty, William Conrad Stenton, A James Gabura, Edward Malcolm Benneyworth: Apparatus and method of directing a laser beam to a thermally managed beam dump in a laser system. August 10, 2004: US06775315 (4 worldwide citation)

An optical bench for processing laser light in a laser system, including an optical bench housing, a beam dump mounted to the optical bench housing so as to be in optical communication therewith, steering optics mounted within the optical bench housing for directing the laser light in a path from a ...


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Allen E Allegretto, Thomas J Atwood, Bruce W Reding, Robert M Trusty: Method for monitoring hermetically-coated fibers. Corning Incorporated, K McNeill Taylor Jr, Jay M Brown, April 18, 1995: US05408308 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for monitoring the thickness of a hermetic coating on an optical waveguide fiber is provided in which an interference pattern is produced by illuminating the fiber with a laser beam. A spatial frequency spectrum is generated for the interference pattern and a first component of that spectru ...


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Robert J Dunki Jacobs, Randal T Byrum, Jane A Sheetz, Sean P Conlon, David C Youmans, Robert M Trusty, Kurt R Bally, Gary L Long, Paul G Ritchie, Michael S Cropper, Thomas W Huitema, Bradley E White: Optical scanning module and means for attaching the module to medical instruments for introducing the module into the anatomy. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 8, 2015: US09125552 (2 worldwide citation)

A module for attachment to a medical instrument to scan the anatomy with a beam of radiation. The module comprising a housing suitable for insertion in the anatomy that includes a window and a fastener to attach the housing to a medical instrument, an oscillating reflector within the housing that di ...