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David A Witt, Jerome R Morgan, Foster B Stulen, James R Giordano: Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger, September 19, 2006: US07108695 (422 worldwide citation)

A temperature monitoring device and/or method which control the tissue temperature at the end-effector of a therapeutic ultrasonic cutting and coagulating instrument as the tissue is being heated with ultrasonic vibrations from the end-effector. One or more temperature sensors are located at the end ...


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David A Witt, Jerome R Morgan, Foster B Stulen, James R Giordano: Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, September 24, 2002: US06454781 (388 worldwide citation)

A temperature or impedance sensing device monitors the tissue temperature or impedance at the end-effector of a therapeutic ultrasonic cutting and coagulating instrument as the tissue is being heated with ultrasonic vibrations from the end-effector. One or more sensors are located at the end-effecto ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly: Blades with functional balance asymmetries for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, December 4, 2001: US06325811 (290 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ultrasonic surgical instrument that combines end-effector geometry to best affect the multiple functions of a shears-type configuration. The shape of the blade is characterized by a radiused cut offset by some distance to form a curved geometry. The cut creates a curved surface with ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly: Blades with functional balance asymmetries for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 20, 2005: US06976969 (235 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ultrasonic surgical instrument that combines end-effector geometry to best affect the multiple functions of a shears-type configuration. The shape of the blade is characterized by a radiused cut offset by some distance to form a curved geometry. The cut creates a curved surface with ...


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Richard F Schwemberger, John C Wright: Articulating ultrasonic surgical shears. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger, July 8, 2003: US06589200 (235 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic ultrasound instrument is described for cutting, dissecting, or cauterizing tissue. Ultrasonic vibrations, when transmitted to organic tissue at suitable energy levels and using a suitable end-effector, may be used for the safe and effective treatment of many medical conditions. An ultr ...


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Craig N Faller, Chester O Baxter III, David A Witt: Force limiting mechanism for an ultrasonic surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 1, 2002: US06458142 (231 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates, in general, to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to an improved force limiting mechanism for an ultrasonic surgical clamping instrument. An ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus is described including a housing, an actuator, an outer tube ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly: Blades with functional balance asymmetries for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 10, 2004: US06773444 (229 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ultrasonic surgical instrument that combines end-effector geometry to best affect the multiple functions of a shears-type configuration. The shape of the blade is characterized by a radiused cut offset by some distance to form a curved geometry. The cut creates a curved surface with ...


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WEINER EITAN T: Electrosurgery generator for ultrasonic surgical instruments. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, Johnson Philip S, January 20, 2011: WO/2011/008672 (224 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument that can supply mechanical energy and electrical energy to an end effector of the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may be operated in a first operating mode in which a transducer of the surgical instrument p ...


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Brian Estabrook: Double sealed acoustic isolation members for ultrasonic. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, August 10, 1999: US05935144 (221 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical instrument is described for use in medical procedures to, for example, dissect or cut living organic tissue. The ultrasonic surgical instrument includes an outer sheath, a waveguide, and an improved acoustic isolation element. The acoustic isolation element is bonded to both t ...


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Banko Anton: Ultrasonic surgical instrument. Surgical Design, Darby & Darby, April 23, 1974: US3805787 (210 worldwide citation)

Surgical instrument using ultrasonic energy which are to operate upon tissue including arrangements for shielding ultrasonic transducer probe to prevent energy from being radiated into unwanted areas which also include provisions for applying irrigation fluid and/or suction pressure to desired locat ...