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InBae Yoon Papers

Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Extent:
13 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Correspondence
Notebooks
Patent applications
Patents
Legal documents
Clippings
Photographs
Design drawings
Business records
Articles
Date:
1970-2009
bulk 1973-2003
Summary:
InBae Yoon was a Korean American inventor. He specialized in OB-GYN surgery, and his inventions aided in the safety of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The papers include personal documents, corporate agreements and licenses, technical drawings, patent applications, correspondence, project proposals, and methods and procedures.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Dr. Yoon's life and career as a surgeon and his invention and development of numerous tools, instruments and procedures. The collection specifically focuses on three inventions: the "Yoon Ring", a device for tubal ligation for women patented in 1975; a penetrating instrument with safety shield, and method for introducing a portal sleeve into a cavity in the body, patented in 1985; and surgical clips and applicator, patented in 1992. All three were manufactured and widely used. The contents include invention notebooks, sketches, photographs and slides, correspondence, patents, patent applications, legal papers, business papers, articles and clippings, reference files, and some audiovisual materials.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series.

Series 1: Personal Documents and Correspondence, 1980-1999

Series 2: Professional Activities, 1974-2009

Series 3: Corporate Agreements and Correspondence, 1970-2005

Subseries 3.1: Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Johnson & Johnson), 1987-2003

Subseries 3.2: Ralph Wolf GmbH,1980-1986

Subseries 3.3: Cabot Medical Instruments Corporation, 1984-1986

Subseries 3.4: KLI, 1973-1980

Subseries 3.5: Reznick,1982-1986

Subseries 3.6: Other Disclosures and Partnerships,1973-1999

Series 4: Drawings and Technical Specifications, 1970-2005

Series 5: Legal Documents, 1970-2003

Subseries 5.1: Patents, 1970-2003

Subseries 5.2: Ethicon Inc./InBae Yoon vs. United States Surigcal Corporation/Choi, 1975-1998

Subseries 5.3: Correspondence, 1975-2001

Series 6: Projects and Proposal Documents, 1975-2001
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. InBae Yoon (1936-2014) was a prolific Korean American inventor of surgical devices and instrumentation. He was born in Korea during the Japanese Occupation (1910-1945) and attended the Yonsei University School of Medicine, earning his medical degree in 1961. From 1961 to 1964, Yoon served as medical officer in the South Korean Navy, and in 1964 he participated in a program developed to match Korean medical doctors with United States hospitals and medical schools. As a result, Yoon immigrated to Baltimore, Maryland to conduct his rotating internship and general surgical residency at Church Home and Hospital. During his residency, Yoon switched his training from general surgery to obstetrics and gynecology and became fascinated by laparoscopy, a method of surgery performed using a scope placed through the umbilicus, sometimes with other small incisions in the abdomen. During this period he was exposed to tubal ligation, one of the few surgeries done laparoscopically at the time. Observing some of the injuries and complications from these early laparoscopic procedures he became interested in safer laparoscopic methods. After completing his residency in 1969 and finishing a yearlong fellowship, he joined a private practice. In 1973 he then joined the John Hopkins University School of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where he explored new laparoscopic techniques and procedures.

Yoon became convinced that laparoscopic or "keyhole" surgery was the future. His first invention, the Yoon Ring, was developed between 1972 and 1974, with the patent being issued in 1975 (US Patent 3,870,048). The Yoon Ring system, manufactured with KLI Incorporated, provided a safer method for laparoscopic tubal ligation by applying a silastic ring around the fallopian tube to prevent pregnancy. This simple mechanical method of tubal ligation avoided many of the complications associated with other tubal ligation techniques that utilized electrocautery. Yoon began to see further potential for the use of laparoscopy and from 1975 to 1985, he focused on inventing safety systems for laparoscopic procedures, including safety trocars, safety needles, and safety catheters, which all aided in different aspects of laparoscopic surgery. Yoon spent much of the late 1980s to the early 2000s, working on new innovations such as retractable penetrating instruments, suture tie instruments, cavity stents and expanders, as well as making modifications to previous safety system designs. During this period, Yoon investigated and sought out the assistance of a few large instrument manufacturing companies, such as Richard Wolf GmbH, Olympus, and Cabot Medical in an effort to bring his trocar designs to the market without success. In 1985, Yoon then incorporated his own company, Yoonitech, Inc. to pursue his inventions. In 1988, Yoon established a relationship with Johnson and Johnson, specifically the subsidiary of the company, Ethicon, which later became Ethicon Endo Surgery (EES) and licensed his shielded trocar patent (US Patent 4,535,773) to bring his product to market. From 1995-2005, Yoon continued to collaborate with EES for the production of instruments and techniques for laparoscopy and endoscopy. Dr. Yoon passed away on December 30, 2014. After 5 decades of focusing on this innovative approach to surgery, he amassed over 200 U.S. patents for his work.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Medicine and Science holds artifacts related to this collection. See accession 2017.0024.

Falope-Ring® Band (2017.0024.01)

Demonstration Forceps (2017.0024.02)

Wold Falope Ring Applicator (2017.0024.03)

Wolf-Yoon Double Puncture Ring Applicator (2017.0024.04)

Falope-Ring® Applicator (2017.0024.05)

Mark II Applicator (2017.0024.06)

Yoon and Stoup Faolpian Ring Applicator (2017.0024.07)

Falope-Ring® Applicator (2017.0024.08)

An instrument with forcep like handles(2017.0024.09)

An endoscope which can be used in conjunction with theFalope-Ring® Applicator (2017.0024.10)

Endopath Endoscopic Tissue Manipulator (2017.0024.11)

Safety Trocar (2017.0024.12)

Prototype Safety Trocar and Sleeve (2017.0024.13)

Prototype Safety Trocar (2017.0024.14)

Prototype Safety Trocar (2017.0024.15)

Disposable Safety Trocar (2017.0024.16)

Safety Trocar (2017.0024.17)

Ligaclip Endoscopic Multiple Clip Applier (2017.0024.18)

Endoscopic Simulation Training Device (2017.0024.19)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Kyung Joo Yoon, widow of InBae Yoon, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Surgeons  Search this
Physicians  Search this
Topic:
Surgery  Search this
Patents  Search this
Laparoscopes  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Endoscopy  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Medical innovations  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus  Search this
United States Surgical Corporation  Search this
Medical Equipment  Search this
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.  Search this
Laparoscopic surgery  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus  Search this
Sterilization (Birth control)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Notebooks -- 20th century
Patent applications
Patents -- 20th century
Legal documents
Clippings -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Design drawings
Business records -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1414
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1414
Online Media:

KLI Surgical Systems (diagnostic laparoscope procedure) drawings

Collection Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 35, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
InBae Yoon Papers / Series 3: Corporate Agreements and Correspondence / 3.4: KLI
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1414-ref1067

Laparoscopic Systems

Collection Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
InBae Yoon Papers / Series 4: Drawing and Technical Specifications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1414-ref178

Micro-clip Application and Laparoscopic Suture Systems

Collection Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
InBae Yoon Papers / Series 4: Drawing and Technical Specifications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1414-ref210

Laparoscopic Instruments Stabilizers and Retractors

Collection Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988 - 2002
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
InBae Yoon Papers / Series 4: Drawing and Technical Specifications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1414-ref243

Laparoscopic Instrument Stabilizers and Reactors

Collection Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
InBae Yoon Papers / Series 4: Drawing and Technical Specifications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1414-ref360

Laparoscopic Instruments Stabilizers and Retractors

Collection Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
InBae Yoon Papers / Series 4: Drawing and Technical Specifications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1414-ref362

Copies of US Patents Related to Sprung Arm or Multifunctional Laparoscopic Instruments

Collection Creator:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 28, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993 - 2000
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
InBae Yoon Papers, 1970-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
InBae Yoon Papers
InBae Yoon Papers / Series 5: Legal Documents / 5.1: Patents
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1414-ref452

Gonadotrophin dose and timing of anaesthesia for laparoscopic artificial insemination in the puma (Felis concolor)

Author:
Roelke, Melody E.  Search this
Byers, A. P.  Search this
Glass, C. M.  Search this
Howard, JoGayle  Search this
Wildt, David E.  Search this
Barone, Mark A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1994
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Animals  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Animal health  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_67620

Compendium of biomedical instrumentation / Raghbir Singh Khandpur

Author:
Khandpur, Raghbir Singh 1942- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81067474 http://viaf.org/viaf/11168114/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (3 volumes)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Medical instruments and apparatus  Search this
Biomedical materials  Search this
Call number:
R856
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1140791

Bonney's gynaecological surgery / John Monaghan, Alberto Lopes, Nick Spirtos, Paul Hilton

Title:
Gynaecological surgery
Author:
Monaghan, John M. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86093187 http://viaf.org/viaf/18705145/  Search this
Lopes, Tito http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2003130223 http://viaf.org/viaf/271458955/  Search this
Spirtos, Nick M. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2004121300 http://viaf.org/viaf/28931528/  Search this
Hilton, Paul (Urogynaecologist) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88051722 http://viaf.org/viaf/35997303/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2017
Topic:
Generative organs, Female--Surgery  Search this
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures  Search this
Genitalia, Female--surgery  Search this
MEDICAL--Gynecology & Obstetrics  Search this
Call number:
RG104
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1139064

The pancreas : an integrated textbook of basic science, medicine, and surgery / edited by Hans G. Beger [and more]

Editor:
Beger, H. G (Hans G.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86015104 http://viaf.org/viaf/159311/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2018
Topic:
Pancreas--Diseases  Search this
Pancreatic Diseases--physiopathology  Search this
Pancreatic Diseases--therapy  Search this
Pancreatectomy--methods  Search this
Pancreas--physiology  Search this
Call number:
RC857
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1139287

Laparoscopic liver, pancreas, and biliary surgery : textbook and illustrated video atlas / edited by Claudius Conrad, Brice Gayet

Editor:
Conrad, Claudius http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2015190721 http://viaf.org/viaf/44299175/  Search this
Gayet, Brice http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2015190722 http://viaf.org/viaf/54252146/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Atlases
Electronic books
Scientific atlases
Date:
2016
Topic:
Biliary tract--Cancer--Surgery  Search this
Liver Diseases--surgery  Search this
Pancreatic Diseases--surgery  Search this
Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures  Search this
Laparoscopy  Search this
MEDICAL--Surgery--General  Search this
Call number:
RD546
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1138515

Gynecologic and obstetric surgery : challenges and management options / edited by Arri Coomarasamy, Mahmood I. Shafi, G. Willy Davila, Kiong K. Chan ; section editors, Pallavi Latthe, Janesh Gupta, Phil Moore, T. Justin Clark, Kavita Singh ; editorial co-coordinator, Helen Marie Williams

Editor:
Coomarasamy, Arri http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2008172062 http://viaf.org/viaf/39205715/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource : color illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2016
Topic:
Generative organs, Female--Surgery  Search this
Female  Search this
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures  Search this
Obstetric Surgical Procedures  Search this
Urologic Surgical Procedures  Search this
MEDICAL--Gynecology & Obstetrics  Search this
Call number:
RG104
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1136993

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery

Author:
Hutson, John M http://viaf.org/viaf/2551472/  Search this
Author:
O'Brien, Michael http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97862870 http://viaf.org/viaf/49533651/  Search this
Beasley, Spencer W http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88195980 http://viaf.org/viaf/39458015/  Search this
King, Sebastian http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2014188299 http://viaf.org/viaf/12303200/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (347 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2014
Topic:
Children--Surgery  Search this
Call number:
RD137
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1135474

Surgical patient care for veterinary technicians and nurses / Gerianne Holzman and Teri Raffel

Author:
Holzman, Gerianne http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2015181617 http://viaf.org/viaf/314899156/  Search this
Raffel, Teri http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2015181618 http://viaf.org/viaf/314899157/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Veterinary surgical nursing  Search this
Veterinary surgery  Search this
Animals  Search this
Surgical Procedures, Operative--veterinary  Search this
Animal Technicians  Search this
Surgery, Veterinary--methods  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--Animal Husbandry  Search this
Call number:
SF911
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1135938

Small animal laparoscopy and thoracoscopy / edited by Boel A. Fransson, Philipp D. Mayhew

Editor:
Fransson, Boel A (Boel Anita) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2015185071 http://viaf.org/viaf/315989453/  Search this
Mayhew, Philipp D (Philipp David) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2015185072 http://viaf.org/viaf/258145601895801320894/  Search this
Issuing body:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2010184536 http://viaf.org/viaf/159919413/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Veterinary endoscopic surgery  Search this
Veterinary laparoscopic surgery  Search this
Pets--Surgery  Search this
Laparoscopy--veterinary  Search this
Surgery, Veterinary--methods  Search this
Laparoscopes--veterinary  Search this
Pets--surgery  Search this
Thoracoscopes--veterinary  Search this
Thoracoscopy--veterinary  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--Animal Husbandry  Search this
Call number:
SF914.2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1136274

Bladder cancer : diagnosis and clinical management / edited by Seth P. Lerner, Mark P. Schoenberg, Cora N. Sternberg

Editor:
Lerner, Seth P. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2006180496 http://viaf.org/viaf/166296855/  Search this
Schoenberg, Mark P. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n00011028 http://viaf.org/viaf/164323569/  Search this
Sternberg, Cora N. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2006180497 http://viaf.org/viaf/20012669/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Bladder--Cancer  Search this
Bladder--Cancer--Diagnosis  Search this
Bladder--Cancer--Treatment  Search this
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms--diagnosis  Search this
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms--therapy  Search this
HEALTH & FITNESS--Diseases--General  Search this
MEDICAL--Clinical Medicine  Search this
MEDICAL--Diseases  Search this
MEDICAL--Evidence-Based Medicine  Search this
MEDICAL--Internal Medicine  Search this
Call number:
RC280.B5 .B53 2015 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1136426

Urinary stones : medical and surgical management / edited by Michael Grasso III, David S. Goldfarb

Editor:
Grasso, Michael III http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n98800281 http://viaf.org/viaf/192035785/  Search this
Goldfarb, David S. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2014158229 http://viaf.org/viaf/315221526/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2014
Topic:
Urinary organs--Calculi  Search this
Urinary Calculi--therapy  Search this
Urinary Calculi--prevention & control  Search this
HEALTH & FITNESS--Diseases--General  Search this
MEDICAL--Clinical Medicine  Search this
MEDICAL--Diseases  Search this
MEDICAL--Evidence-Based Medicine  Search this
MEDICAL--Internal Medicine  Search this
Call number:
RC916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1134181

Advances in equine laparoscopy / edited by Claude A. Ragle

Author:
Ragle, Claude A http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2012183487 http://viaf.org/viaf/239693310/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Llibres electronics
Date:
2012
Topic:
Horses--Surgery  Search this
Horses--Diseases--Diagnosis  Search this
Veterinary laparoscopic surgery  Search this
Horse Diseases--surgery  Search this
Horses--surgery  Search this
Laparoscopy--methods  Search this
Laparoscopy--veterinary  Search this
MEDICAL--Veterinary Medicine--Equine  Search this
Call number:
SF951 .A38 2012 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1132231

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