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William A Olson, Kevin L Houser, Jeffrey D Messerly, Foster B Stulen: Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 4, 2015: US09095367 (43 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises an articulable harmonic waveguide. The articulable harmonic waveguide comprises a first drive section comprising a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the first drive section may be configured to connect to an ultrasonic transducer. T ...


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William A Olson, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey D Messerly, Daniel W Price, Kevin L Houser, William D Dannaher, Sora Rhee, Tylor C Muhlenkamp: Surgical instruments with articulating shafts. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 19, 2016: US09393037 (22 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments described herein are directed to ultrasonic blades. For example, an ultrasonic blade may comprise a proximally positioned straight section extending along a longitudinal axis and a distally positioned curved section coupled to the straight section and curved away from the longitu ...


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Michael M Donnelly, William A Olson: Mechanical simulator for modeling thermal properties of a premature infant. Hill Rom Company, Wood Herron & Evans, April 25, 1995: US05409382 (4 worldwide citation)

An infant simulator for modeling the thermal properties of premature infants comprises a head, a pair of arms, a pair of legs, and a torso, a fluid circuit connecting and supplying fluid from a fluid source to the pair of arms, pair of legs and torso, a pump in the torso for circulating fluid throug ...


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Timothy G Dietz, Foster B Stulen, William A Olson, William Dannaher, John Willis, Sora Rhee, Juergen Burger, Philippe Margairaz, Robert Lockhart, Franz Friedrich, Danik Brand, Herbert Keppner, Jean Paul Sandoz: Ultrasonic surgical apparatus with silicon waveguide. Ethicon, Thompson Hine, August 22, 2017: US09737735 (1 worldwide citation)

Ultrasound surgical apparatus are disclosed, including: medical ultrasound handpieces with proximally mounted ultrasound radiators configured to create a distally-focused beam of ultrasound energy, in combination with distal guide members for control of focal point depth; medical ultrasound handpiec ...


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William A Olson, Kevin L Houser, Jeffrey D Messerly, Foster B Stulen: Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 24, 2015: US08986333

In one embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises an articulable harmonic waveguide. The articulable harmonic waveguide comprises a first drive section comprising a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the first drive section may be configured to connect to an ultrasonic transducer. T ...


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Timothy G Dietz, Foster B Stulen, William A Olson: Ultrasonic surgical apparatus and methods for use thereof. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 25, 2015: US09114245

Ultrasound surgical apparatus are disclosed, including: medical ultrasound handpieces with proximally mounted ultrasound radiators configured to create a distally-focused beam of ultrasound energy, in combination with distal guide members for control of focal point depth; medical ultrasound handpiec ...


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Jacob S Gee, David J Cagle, Frederick L Estera, William B Weisenburgh II, Frederick E Shelton IV, Craig N Faller, Shan Wan, David A Monroe, Jeffrey D Messerly, William A Olson, Richard W Timm: Ultrasonic surgical instrument with staged clamping. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, June 26, 2018: US10004527

An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The end effector is located at a distal end of the shaft assembly. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade and a clamp arm. The ultrasonic blade is configured to vibrate at ...


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William A Olson: Self-propelled ice shelter. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth Pa, March 25, 2004: US20040055630-A1

A self-propelled ice shelter includes a frame, a housing and a drive device attached to the frame, and a power source attached to the frame to the drive device. The power source propels the self-propelled ice shelter. A weather stripping skirt substantially seals the space between the housing and th ...


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Timothy G Dietz, Foster B Stulen, William A Olson: Ultrasonic Surgical Apparatus and Methods for Use Thereof. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Thompson Hine, February 17, 2011: US20110040212-A1

Ultrasound surgical apparatus are disclosed, including: medical ultrasound handpieces with proximally mounted ultrasound radiators configured to create a distally-focused beam of ultrasound energy, in combination with distal guide members for control of focal point depth; medical ultrasound handpiec ...


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Timothy G Dietz, Foster B Stulen, William A Olson, Kevin L Houser, William D Dannaher, John W Willis, Sora Rhee: Ultrasonic Surgical Apparatus with Silicon Waveguide. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Thompson Hine, February 17, 2011: US20110040213-A1

Ultrasound surgical apparatus are disclosed, including: medical ultrasound handpieces with proximally mounted ultrasound radiators configured to create a distally-focused beam of ultrasound energy, in combination with distal guide members for control of focal point depth; medical ultrasound handpiec ...