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Thomas W Davison, Stephen DiMatteo, Paul Smith, Gary Whipple: Clamp coagulator/cutting system for ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ultracision, Nixon & Vanderhye, June 21, 1994: US05322055 (428 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical apparatus includes a surgical instrument having a handpiece with a transducer for converting an electrical signal into longitudinal vibratory motion of a blade connected to the handpiece and an accessory releasably connected to the handpiece to enable clamping of tissue agains ...


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Thomas W Davison: Method of securing vertebrae. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino L, March 11, 2003: US06530926 (277 worldwide citation)

A method of fixing vertebrae of a patient together at a surgical site includes the following steps: inserting a first cannula (


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James J Pagliuca, John D Unger, Thomas W Davison: Method of securing vertebrae. Endius Incorporated, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 6, 2006: US07056321 (236 worldwide citation)

A method of fixing first and second vertebrae of a patient together at a surgical site includes inserting a first cannula into the body of the patient. A fusion device is moved through the cannula and inserted between the first and second vertebrae. A first fastener is moved through the cannula and ...


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Thomas W Davison, Timothy E Taylor, Adam Sher: Method for performing a surgical procedure and a cannula for use in performing the surgical procedure. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino L, October 5, 2004: US06800084 (216 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a surgical procedure on a body includes providing a cannula having a tubular structure with first and second tubular portions defining first and second passages for receiving surgical instruments. The second tubular portion is inserted inside the body and the first tubular por ...


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Thomas W Davison: Ultrasonic scalpel blade and methods of application. Ultracision, Nixon & Vanderhye, November 23, 1993: US05263957 (206 worldwide citation)

The ultrasonic scalpel blade includes a blade having an included blade edge angle of 25.degree. and greater such that, upon application of ultrasonic power, the otherwise blunt blade has a perceived sharpness corresponding to the sharpness of manually used scalpel blades with the added advantage of ...


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Thomas W Davison, Bernard F Galat, Stephen Dimatteo: Ultrasonic scalpel blade and methods of application. Ultracision, Nixon & Vanderhye, June 28, 1994: US05324299 (197 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a ultrasonic scalpel blade with a hook and having flat, non-sharpened, relatively dull edges to improve ultrasonic coupling to adjacent tissue and afford exceptional coagulation and hemostasis. The blade with hook is particularly useful for cutting loose, unsupported tissue by grasping ...


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Thomas W Davison, Stephen DiMatteo: Methods and device for improving blood flow to heart of a patient. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, May 14, 2002: US06387109 (191 worldwide citation)

One device in accordance with the present invention includes a surgical device for creating channels in tissue of a patient. The device includes a catheter defining a lumen and a transducer assembly carried by the catheter along a lengthwise dimension of the catheter. An end effector is operatively ...


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Thomas W Davison, Stephen DiMatteo: Methods and devices for improving blood flow to a heart of a patient. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, November 23, 1999: US05989274 (179 worldwide citation)

One device in accordance with the present invention includes a surgical device for creating channels in tissue of a patient. The device includes a catheter defining a lumen and a transducer assembly carried by the catheter along a lengthwise dimension of the catheter. An end effector is operatively ...


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Thomas W Davison, Timothy E Taylor, Adam Sher: Cannula for receiving surgical instruments. Endius, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 29, 2007: US07223278 (152 worldwide citation)

A cannula (10) receives surgical instruments (120) for performing a surgical procedure on a body (130). The cannula (10) comprises a tube structure (12) defining a passage (16) through which the surgical instruments (120) are inserted into the body (130). The tube structure (12) has a proximal end ( ...