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David C Yates: Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 29, 1997: US05624452 (939 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in ...


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David C Yates: Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 10, 1998: US05716366 (903 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in ...


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LOCKING ARTICULATING ROBOTIC SURGICAL TOOLS. August 2, 2018: US20180214224-A1

Various exemplary systems, devices, and methods are provided for locking articulating surgical tools. In general, a surgical tool can include an elongate shaft having at a distal end thereof an end effector configured to engage tissue. The end effector can be configured to articulate relative to the ...