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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, April 4, 1995: US05403312 (1392 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, September 22, 1998: US05810811 (901 worldwide citation)

An improved electro surgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one in ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch: Electrosurgical stapling device. Ethicon, April 7, 1998: US05735848 (883 worldwide citation)

An surgical stapling instrument is provided which uses a thermogenic energy preferably bipolar radiofrequency energy for cauterization and/or welding tissue. The instrument compresses tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy sources contained on a first interfacing surface and a second pole of a ...


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Paul C Nardella, David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Richard P Nuchols, Martin Madden, Steven H Mersch: Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool. Medical Scientific, Ethicon Endo Surgery, William C Lahive & Cockfield Geary III, July 2, 1996: US05531744 (843 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element movable along a cutting path and an electrical energy supply source which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through one or more energy delivering electrodes associated with a tissue affecting portion o ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical device and method. Ethicon, Bernard Shay, November 10, 1998: US05833690 (742 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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Warren D Sheffield, Jesse Kuhns, David C Yates, Steven H Mersch: Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, December 21, 1999: US06003517 (482 worldwide citation)

A method of resecting a portion of lung using an electrosurgical instrument is disclosed. The electrosurgical device clamps upon lung tissue and applies RF energy to create a cauterized zone within the clamped portion of the lung. At least one staple is placed within the cauterized tissue zone. The ...


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Steven H Mersch: Optical fiber transducer driving and measuring circuit and method for using same. Becton Dickinson and Company, Robert P Grindle, June 26, 1990: US04936679 (102 worldwide citation)

Disclosed in an optical fiber transducer system with energy generating means for transmitting pulsing energy at various frequencies to bidirectional couplers for each frequency. The couplers record the intensity and further transmit the pulsing energy to a wavelength multiplexer/demultiplexer. The w ...


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Richard W Beck, Charles W Daugherty, Steven H Mersch: Catheter introducer assembly. Becton Dickinson and Company, Michael G Schwarz, June 1, 1993: US05215527 (93 worldwide citation)

As assembly is provided utilizing a combined catheter and introducer which cooperate to provide efficient infusion of drugs from the in-place assembly even on an intermittent basis with no return blood flow and without the need for any kind of involved valve assembly, or expensive heparin or saline ...


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Steven H Mersch: Endometrial ablation apparatus and method. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, July 7, 1998: US05776129 (72 worldwide citation)

A method of performing endometrial ablation comprising heating entire surface of the endometrium to a temperature of between 45.degree. C. and 70.degree. C. to destroy the cells of the endometrial lining while maintaining the average temperature of the myometrium at a temperature below approximately ...


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Steven H Mersch: Endoscopic laser instrument. Ethicon, November 21, 1995: US05468238 (70 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic instrument having a diode laser at the distal end of the instrument for cutting and/or coagulating tissue during an endoscopic procedure.