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Eitan T Wiener, Shan Wan, Daniel W Price, David K Norvell, James R Giordano: Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 11, 2013: US08461744 (106 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a handpiece housing that operably supports an electrical contact assembly therein that is in electrical communication with a signal source. An acoustic assembly is supported within the handpie ...


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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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Eitan T Wiener, Shan Wan, Daniel W Price, David K Norvell, James R Giordano: Ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 4, 2014: US08663220 (54 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument that can supply mechanical energy and electrical energy to an end effector of the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may be operated in a first operating mode in which a transducer of the surgical instrument p ...


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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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Shan Wan, Eoin M O Tighearnaigh, Therese Raftery, Rosemarie Shelly Snyder, Gary Martin Flood: Abrasive tool inserts with diminished residual tensile stresses and their production. Diamond Innovations, Pepper Hamilton, August 23, 2005: US06933049 (46 worldwide citation)

An abrasive tool insert includes (a) a substrate having a support face that includes (1) an inner support table, (2) an outer shoulder having a width, Sw, and (3) a downwardly sloping interface from the support table to the shoulder, which interface has a slope angle, Sa. A continuous abrasive layer ...


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Thomas Charles Easley, Shan Wan: Cutting tools with two-slope profile. Diamond Innovations, Pepper Hamilton, February 7, 2006: US06994615 (2 worldwide citation)

An abrasive tool insert is formed from a substrate having an inner face that has a center, and annular face which annular face has a periphery. The inner face slopes outwardly and downwardly from the center at an angle ranging from between about 5° and 30° from the horizontal. The annular face surro ...