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Daniel W Price, Galen C Robertson, Cory G Kimball, Scott A Woodruff, Matthew C Miller, Kip M Rupp, Carrie I Fihe, Jane A Sheetz, Carl J Draginoff Jr: Ergonomic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 2014: US08623027 (90 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument handle assembly includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end. A proximal opening is formed at the proximal end of the housing. A distal opening is formed at the distal end of the housing. The proximal and the distal openings define a longitudinal axis. A handle ext ...


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Price Daniel W, Robertson Galen C, Kimball Cory G, Woodruff Scott A, Miller Matthew C, Rupp Kip M, Fihe Carrie I, Sheetz Jane A, Draginoff Carl J Jr: Ergonomic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Price Daniel W, Robertson Galen C, Kimball Cory G, Woodruff Scott A, Miller Matthew C, Rupp Kip M, Fihe Carrie I, Sheetz Jane A, Draginoff Carl J Jr, JOHNSON Philip S, April 9, 2009: WO/2009/046234 (49 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument handle assembly includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end. A proximal opening is formed at the proximal end of the housing. A distal opening is formed at the distal end of the housing. The proximal and the distal openings define a longitudinal axis. A handle ext ...


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Jacob S Gee, Foster B Stulen, Kevin L Houser, Craig N Faller, Sora Rhee, William D Dannaher, Gregory W Johnson: Ultrasonic surgical instruments with control mechanisms. Ethicon, November 21, 2017: US09820768 (6 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to surgical instruments for use in handheld applications or with robotic surgical systems. The surgical instruments may comprise an end effector to treat tissue and a shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis. Some embodiments may be ...


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Daniel W Price, Galen C Robertson, Scott A Woodruff, Matthew C Miller, Kip M Rupp, Carrie I Fihe, Jane A Sheetz, Carl J Draginoff Jr: Ergonomic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 8, 2016: US09486236 (3 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprising a trigger configured to be actuated by a proximally directed force and by a distally directed force. The trigger may comprise a proximal trigger portion having a first length and a distal trigger hook comprising a distal portion having a second length. The second len ...


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Foster B Stulen, Michael R Lamping, Cory G Kimball, Emron J Henry, Michael J Stokes: Ultrasonic forceps. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, June 13, 2017: US09675374 (2 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic forceps comprises a housing, an acoustic assembly, and a tine. The housing joins the acoustic assembly and the tine to the forceps and permits the tine to pivot relative to the acoustic assembly. The acoustic assembly comprises a transducer, a waveguide, and ultrasonic blade, and a wav ...


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Daniel W Price, Benjamin D Dickerson: Ultrasonic surgical instrument with electrosurgical feature. Ethicon, Frost Brown Todd, April 24, 2018: US09949785 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument system includes an end effector, a generator, and a controller. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade and at least one electrode surface. The generator provides power to the end effector. The end effector applies ultrasonic energy to tissue via the blade or RF energy to ...


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Daniel W Price, Kevin L Houser, Foster B Stulen: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, October 24, 2017: US09795405 (1 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises an articulable waveguide. The articulable waveguide may be configured to transmit ultrasonic energy therealong. The articulable waveguide comprises a proximal drive section, an end effector and a first flexible. The proximal drive section is configu ...


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Barry C Worrell, Geoffrey S Strobl, Gregory A Trees, Jonathan T Batross, Nicholas G Molitor, Kristen T Shoger, David K Norvell, Michael J Andreyko, Gregory W Johnson, Shawn C Snyder: Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 22, 2017: US09737326 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical robot control system including a controller, a coupling system, a sensor, and a feedback device is disclosed. The coupling system is configured to couple a handheld surgical user interface to the controller. The handheld user interface may control a function of a robotic surgical system. ...


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Foster B Stulen, Randolph Stewart, Chad P Boudreaux: Closed feedback control for electrosurgical device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 25, 2017: US09713507 (1 worldwide citation)

A robotic surgical system comprising a surgical instrument comprising an end effector comprising (i) a blade, (ii) a first jaw member including a first electrode, and (iii) a second jaw member including a second electrode. The robotic surgical system may also comprise a motor and a control circuit c ...


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Daniel W Price, Galen C Robertson, Cory G Kimball, Scott A Woodruff, Matthew C Miller, Kip M Rupp, Carrie I Fihe, Jane A Sheetz, Carl J Draginoff Jr: Ergonomic surgical instruments. Ethicon, December 26, 2017: US09848902 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a trigger configured to be actuated by a proximally directed force and by a distally directed force. The trigger may include a proximal trigger portion having a first length and a distal trigger hook comprising a distal portion having a second length. The second lengt ...