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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P, Powell Darrel M: Improved electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1998: EP0878169-A1 (801 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing sur ...


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Yates David C, Williamson Warren P Iv: Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 1996: EP0741996-A2 (476 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism for ensuring proper sequential usage of a surgical instrument is provided for an instrument utilizing a tissue treating energy, particularly a tissue heating energy, such as, for example, electrosurgical, ultrasonic, thermal, laser, infrared light, or other heating energies. One ...


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YATES DAVID C, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV: [fr] Instrument chirurgical motorisé de découpe et de fixation, [de] Motorisiertes chirurgisches Schneid- und Befestigungsinstrument, [en] Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090256-A2 (436 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and a handle connected to the shaft. The handle comprises an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train for powering the drive train and a plurality of series-connect ...


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Wampler Scott D, Yates David C, Speeg Trevor W V, Vaitekunas Jeffrey J, Drake Vance Van, Niezgoda Ryan: Electrosurgical instrument with light monitor on effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 30, 2003: EP1330991-A1 (413 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates, in general, to electrosurgical instruments and, more particularly, to a monitoring light used in cooperation with an electrosurgical instrument. The present invention further comprises first and second moveable jaws. A first electrode is housed within the first moveabl ...


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Williamson Warren P, Yates David C: Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 28, 2001: EP1157666-A1 (402 worldwide citation)

Query electrodes are provided for monitoring the electrical impedance of tissue as it is treated with electrosurgical energy. In one embodiment, based on a predicted model of tissue impedance and a number of initial impedance readings, the impedance at which tissue treatment is completed is predicte ...


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Yates David C, Kuhns Jesse J, Mersch Steven H, Madden Martin, Nuchols Richard P: Electrosurgical hemostatic device.. Ethicon, March 1, 1995: EP0640317-A1 (323 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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Yates David C, Kuhns Jesse J, Williamson Iv Warren P: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 26, 1996: EP0717960-A2 (277 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue in the compression zone between first interfacing surface and second in ...


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YATES DAVID C, GIORDANO JAMES R, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV: [fr] Instrument chirurgical motorisé de découpe et de fixation doté dune source dalimentation dans la poignée, [de] Motorisiertes chirurgisches Schneid- und Befestigungsinstrument mit griffbasierter Energiequelle, [en] Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090243-A2 (261 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and a handle connected to the shaft. The handle comprises an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train in the shaft for powering the drive train. The handle also com ...


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YATES DAVID C, HUITEMA THOMAS W, SHELTON FREDERICK E IV: [fr] Taille chirurgicale et instrument dattache doté délectrodes rf, [de] Chirurgisches Schneid- und Befestigungsinstrument mit RF-Elektroden, [en] Surgical cutting and fastening instrument having RF electrodes. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, August 19, 2009: EP2090238-A1 (237 worldwide citation)

[en] A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises a handle and an end effector connected to the handle. The end effector comprises upper (24) and lower opposing jaw members, wherein the upper jaw member (24) comprises a plurality of colinear, separately actuatable, RF electr ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Yates David C, Smith Richard C: Surgical instrument with automatically reconfigurable articulating end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Shelton Frederick E Iv, Yates David C, Smith Richard C, Johnson Philip S, November 26, 2009: WO/2009/143092 (233 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument, such as a surgical cutting and fastening instrument, with an automatically articulatable end effector. The surgical instrument may comprise an end effector, a shaft, and an articulatable joint assembly connected between the end effector and the shaft. The joint assembly compri ...