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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, Scott A Nield, Shan Wan: Housing arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 1, 2013: US08546999 (60 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is cou ...


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Aaron C Voegele, Scott A Nield, Foster B Stulen, Shan Wan: Transducer arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, December 18, 2012: US08334635 (60 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is cou ...


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Scott A Nield, Shan Wan, Ashvani K Madan: Transducer arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 1, 2013: US08344596 (58 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is cou ...


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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, Scott A Nield, Shan Wan: Ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 27, 2012: US08319400 (57 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is cou ...


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Aaron C Voegele, Scott A Nield, Foster B Stulen, Shan Wan: Ultrasonic surgical instruments comprising transducer arrangements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 17, 2014: US08754570 (48 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is cou ...


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Shan Wan, Scott A Nield, Shawn D Bialczak, Ashvani K Madan: Method of assembling a transducer for a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 18, 2014: US08650728 (47 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce a standing wave of vibrations along a longitudinal axis having a node and an anti-node at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic bl ...


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Scott A Nield, Ronald J Kolata, Martin A Reynolds, Paul G Ritchie, Julianne M Siegel: Method of treating intervertebral discs using optical energy and optical temperature feedback. January 7, 2003: US06503269 (47 worldwide citation)

A method of controllably heating the annulus of an intervertebral disc is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of forming an access channel through the annulus, inserting a light source into the intervertebral disc, activating the light source to emit diffuse light, optically measuring the temp ...


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Scott A Nield, Ronald J Kolata, Martin J Reynolds, Paul G Ritchie, Julianne M Siegel: Method of treating intervertebral discs by inserting a diffuser directly into the annulus. Indigo Medical Incorporated, May 13, 2003: US06562028 (19 worldwide citation)

A method of controllably heating the annulus of an intervertebral disc is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of forming an access channel through the annulus of an intervertebral disc while avoiding the nucleus of the intervertebral disc, inserting a light-emitting diffuser into the annulus, ...


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Scott A Nield, Jane A Sheetz: Optical fiber for a laser device having an improved diffuser slug and method of making same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 20, 2006: US07063695 (3 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber for use with a laser device including a source of light energy, as well as a method of making such optical fiber, where the optical fiber has a proximal end in communication with the light source and a diffuser portion positionable at a treatment site. The optical fiber includes: a ...


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Scott A Nield: Coupling arrangements and methods for attaching tools to ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 11, 2017: US09700339 (2 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument that has a waveguide that protrudes distally from the handpiece and a surgical tool that is configured to be coupled to the waveguide. The waveguide may have a distal end that is sized to be inserted into a cavity in a proximal end of the surgical tool and then sele ...