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Omar J Vakharia, Jeffrey D Messerly, David Stefanchik, Steven P Smolik: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned jaw assemblies. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 31, 2016: US09351754 (34 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments comprising an end effector, a shaft and a jaw assembly. The end effector may comprise an ultrasonic blade extending distally substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis. The shaft may extend proximally from the end effector along the longitu ...


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Foster B Stulen, Zhifan F Huang, Patrick A Weizman, Steven P Smolik, Carl J Draginoff Jr: Surgical instruments with articulating shafts. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 9, 2016: US09408622 (26 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to articulatable surgical instruments. Some embodiments comprise an end effector to treat tissue, where the end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade. A hollow shaft may extend proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis. A waveguide may extend throug ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Barry T Jamison, Steven P Smolik: Medical instrument with a mechanical coupling. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Gerry Gressel, November 24, 2009: US07621927 (7 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument is disclosed having a flexible tube, an end effector, and an actuator. A control member, such as a control wire, can extend through the flexible tube. A mechanical coupling is disclosed for attaching the control member to the actuator. A method for mechanically coupling the cont ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Barry T Jamison, Steven P Smolik: Mechanical coupling method. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, September 28, 2006: US20060217742-A1

A medical instrument is disclosed having a flexible tube, an end effector, and an actuator. A control member, such as a control wire, can extend through the flexible tube. A mechanical coupling is disclosed for attaching the control member to the actuator. A method for mechanically coupling the cont ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly, Barry T Jamison, Steven P Smolik: Medical instrument with a mechanical coupling. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, September 28, 2006: US20060217743-A1

A medical instrument is disclosed having a flexible tube, an end effector, and an actuator. A control member, such as a control wire, can extend through the flexible tube. A mechanical coupling is disclosed for attaching the control member to the actuator. A method for mechanically coupling the cont ...