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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, June 14, 2011: US07959050 (450 worldwide citation)

An electrically operated surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly effecting a surgical procedure when actuated and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the assembly. A part of the assembly moves between start and fully actuated positions. The ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 18, 2011: US08038046 (324 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having an actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated. An electric motor has a rated operating voltage and is operationally connected to the end effector to operate the actuation assembly. A power supply is electrically connected to ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electric surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 4, 2011: US08028885 (245 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having at least one actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated, an electric motor operationally connected to the end effector to operate the at least one actuation assembly, and a power supply electrically connected to the m ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Method for operating an electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 16, 2012: US08286846 (54 worldwide citation)

A method for effecting a tissue-compressing surgery at a user-selected compression force provides an electrical switch having switching states changed solely by mechanical movements. The switch is mechanically coupled with an adjustable biasing device retaining the switch in one state until a force ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part. Ethicon Endo Sugery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, January 14, 2014: US08627995 (15 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a receiving portion for removably receiving therein an interchangeable part. The receiving portion has a communication connection. A handle connected to the end effector actuates the end effector. The handle has a controller electrically ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Optimal tissue compression electrical surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, November 5, 2013: US08573459 (14 worldwide citation)

An OTC surgical device includes a handle having therein a compression controller and thereat an end effector, which has an electrically controlled tissue-compressor coupled to the controller and powered thereby to selectively control tissue compression. A mechanical binary-output electrical switch i ...


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Gregory Oren Bales, William Thomas Bales, Maxwell Ryan Bales, Thomas O Bales Jr: Anti-tangle device and method for preventing cord tangling. Mayback & Hoffman, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, February 21, 2012: US08121304 (6 worldwide citation)

An anti-tangling device includes a headphone cord having a distal end, a male signal plug at the distal end, a proximal end, and at least one earphone at the proximal end. Each of the plug and the earphone has first or second parts of a two-part connection device. The two-part connection device remo ...


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Kevin Smith, Derek Deville, Thomas Bales, Carlos Rivera, Matthew Palmer, Max Mendez, Michael Kirk: Releasing instrument holder and method of operating the instrument holder. Syntheon, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Katie M Blakley, June 14, 2011: US07959162 (4 worldwide citation)

An automatically releasing instrument holder includes a grip to be held by an operator for guiding an instrument, an actuator to be activated by the operator and a biasing device exerting a force. A clamp is moved by the actuator toward the instrument against the force of the biasing device and is m ...


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Kevin Smith, Derek Deville, Korey Kline, Thomas Bales, Matthew Palmer, Carlos Rivera: Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, locking insertion device and method for operating the insertion device. Syntheon, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, November 14, 2017: US09814372

A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, locking insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument, a distal end with a tip for protrusion of the instrument, and a handle to be gripped by an operator. A device locks the handle to and unlocks ...


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Thomas O Bales Jr, William Thomas Bales, Maxwell R Bales, Gregory Oren Bales: Method and device for authenticating economic transactions. Euclid Laboratories, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, June 12, 2012: US08196819

A method of conducting an economic transaction includes the steps of wirelessly receiving a card-transmitted signal, where the card-transmitted signal includes user account information and an indicator of an amount of elapsed time between a recognition of a vibration applied to a wirelessly-transmit ...