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Paul T Franer, Timothy P Lessek, Victor C Moreno: Surgical access device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 28, 2011: US07967791 (12 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for accessing a body cavity are disclosed. In general, a surgical access device is provided that can include a cannula that defines a working channel that is sized and configured to receive a surgical instrument. A seal can be disposed in the cannula of the surgical access device ...


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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, William D Dannaher, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey S Strobl, Aaron C Voegele, Timothy P Lessek, Gavin M Monson, Barry C Worrell, Hitesh Jain: Surgical instrument with sensor and powered control. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, October 10, 2017: US09782214 (5 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a temperature sensor and a control unit that is operable to deactivate an end effector of the surgical instrument. In some versions the temperature sensor detects the temperature of a transducer, while in others the temperature sensor detects the temperature of the end ...


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Daniel F Dlugos Jr, Toralf Bork, Christine H Chen, Rocco Crivelli, Donna L Korvick, David T Krumanaker, Timothy P Lessek, Amy L Marcotte, Jeffrey D Messerly, Daniel J Mumaw, Anil K Nalagatla, David N Plescia, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Patrick J Swindon, Mark Tsonton, Scott A Woodruff: Symmetrical drive system for an implantable restriction device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh Flaxman & Gitler, December 31, 2013: US08617049

An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. A fastener is disposed on the first end of the elongated member. The fastener is configured to engage the second end of the elongated member so that the elongate ...


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Daniel F Dlugos Jr, Thomas E Adams, Randal T Byrum, Sean P Conlon, Rocco Crivelli, Dean L Garner, Alec J Ginggen, Wells D Haberstich, Geoffrey C Hueil, Donna L Korvick, David T Krumanaker, Timothy P Lessek, Amy L Marcotte, Jeffrey D Messerly, Kyle P Moore, Daniel J Mumaw, Anil K Nalagatla, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Jeffrey S Swayze, Patrick J Swindon, Eric W Thompson, Mark Tsonton, Lauren S Weaner, Christopher W Widenhouse, Scott A Woodruff: Tissue interface for implantable restriction system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh Flaxman & Gitler, May 20, 2014: US08727964

An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. The elongated member has a compressible ventral surface and a substantially rigid dorsal periphery, wherein the elongated member includes a fluid bladder positio ...


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Paul T Franer, Timothy P Lessek, Victor C Moreno: Surgical access device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Ethicon Endo Surgery Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 29, 2009: US20090030375-A1

Methods and devices for accessing a body cavity are disclosed. In general, a surgical access device is provided that can include a cannula that defines a working channel that is sized and configured to receive a surgical instrument. A seal can be disposed in the cannula of the surgical access device ...


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Daniel F Dlugos JR, Toralf Bork, Christine H Chen, Rocco Crivelli, Donna L Korvick, David T Krumanaker, Timothy P Lessek, Amy L Marcotte, Jeffrey D Messerly, Daniel J Mumaw, Anil K Nalagatla, David N Plescia, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Patrick J Swindon, Mark Tsonton, Scott A Woodruff: Symmetrical drive system for an implantable restriction device. March 24, 2011: US20110071557-A1

An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. A fastener is disposed on the first end of the elongated member. The fastener is configured to engage the second end of the elongated member so that the elongate ...


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Daniel F Dlugos JR, Thomas E Adams, Randal T Byrum, Sean P Conlon, Rocco Crivelli, Dean L Garner, Alec J Ginggen, Wells D Haberstich, Geoffrey C Hueil, Donna L Korvick, David T Krumanaker, Timothy P Lessek, Amy L Marcotte, Jeffrey D Messerly, Kyle P Moore, Daniel J Mumaw, Anil K Nalagatla, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Jeffrey S Swayze, Patrick J Swindon, Eric W Thompson, Mark Tsonton, Lauren S Weaner, Christopher W Widenhouse, Scott A Woodruff: Tissue interface for implantable restriction system. March 24, 2011: US20110071646-A1

An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. The elongated member has a compressible ventral surface and a substantially rigid dorsal periphery, wherein the elongated member includes a fluid bladder positio ...


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Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen, William D Dannaher, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey S Strobl, Aaron C Voegele, Timothy P Lessek, Gavin M Monson, Barry C Worrell, Hitesh Jain: Surgical instrument with sensor and powered control. May 10, 2012: US20120116391-A1

A surgical instrument includes a temperature sensor and a control unit that is operable to deactivate an end effector of the surgical instrument. In some versions the temperature sensor detects the temperature of a transducer, while in others the temperature sensor detects the temperature of the end ...