US Patent No: 6,004,335

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Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument

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A therapeutic ultrasonic instrument is provided for hemostatic cutting and/or cauterizing of tissue. A preferred embodiment provides an end effector which grasps tissue while a cutting element energized by ultrasonic energy is passed through the tissue to cut and cauterize the tissue while it is being held by the tissue grasping portion of the end effector. One embodiment further includes staples which are applied to the tissue as well.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1506

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Inventor(s)

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Cosentino, Louis F Cincinnati, OH 1 449
Vaitekunas, Jeffrey J West Chester, OH 36 2326
VanZandt, Richard Cincinnati, OH 1 449

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
5,324,299 Ultrasonic scalpel blade and methods of application 114 1992
5,322,055 Clamp coagulator/cutting system for ultrasonic surgical instruments 221 1993
5,562,700 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 52 1995
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 872 1993
5,405,344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 286 1993
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,344,420 Surgical trocar 189 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
5,190,541 Surgical instrument and method 562 1990
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,458,598 Cutting and coagulating forceps 316 1993
 
EVERST MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
4,674,498 Electro cautery surgical blade 85 1985
 
Graduate Hospital Foundation Research Corporation (1)
4,723,545 Power assisted arthroscopic surgical device 52 1986
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
5,445,638 Bipolar coagulation and cutting forceps 441 1993
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 468 1993
 
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V. (1)
5,105,025 2',4,4"-m-terphenyltriols and fungal strain used to make same 5 1991
 
SONOKINETICS INC. (1)
5,176,677 Endoscopic ultrasonic rotary electro-cauterizing aspirator 108 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
4,375,961 Sonic bonding means for orthodontics 12 1981
4,872,456 Template incision device 130 1987
5,176,688 Stone extractor and method 83 1991
5,578,031 Laparoscopic instrument assembly and associated method 25 1993

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COVIDIEN LP (226)
6,533,157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 148 2000
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 237 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 179 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 203 2001
6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 299 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 251 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 332 2001
7,695,485 Surgical device 2 2001
8,016,855 Surgical device 4 2002
7,951,071 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 1 2002
8,292,888 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 3 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 166 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 162 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 157 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 156 2002
8,281,973 Surgical stapling device 0 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 320 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 194 2003
7,743,960 Surgical device 88 2003
7,726,537 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 85 2003
7,617,961 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 14 2003
7,588,177 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 71 2003
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 251 2004
8,025,199 Surgical cutting and stapling device 39 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 281 2004
8,357,144 Electro-mechanical surgical device 2 2005
7,780,055 Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism 55 2005
7,608,073 Energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device 2 2005
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 0 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 3 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2005
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 150 2006
7,461,767 Battery powered surgical instrument 125 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2006
7,537,602 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 31 2006
7,721,935 Surgical stapling device 2 2006
8,608,043 Surgical instrument having a multi-layered drive beam 0 2006
8,584,921 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 0 2006
7,845,535 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 3 2006
7,637,410 Surgical instrument including a locking assembly 17 2006
8,033,438 Surgical stapling device 1 2006
7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 22 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 43 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 149 2007
D574323 Generator 47 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 16 2007
D575395 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 143 2007
7,559,453 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 13 2007
7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 174 2007
8,267,935 Electrosurgical instrument reducing current densities at an insulator conductor junction 0 2007
8,066,166 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 3 2007
7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 81 2007
7,823,760 Powered surgical stapling device platform 8 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 3 2007
8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 8 2007
D575401 Vessel sealer 155 2007
7,597,230 Surgical stapling device 11 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 161 2007
8,506,565 Electrosurgical device with LED adapter 0 2007
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 2 2007
7,584,880 Surgical stapling device 11 2007
8,596,513 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 0 2007
7,934,628 Surgical stapling device 3 2008
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 0 2008
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 6 2008
7,770,774 Surgical stapler 54 2008
7,690,547 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 10 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 50 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 4 2008
8,663,218 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,663,219 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,632,536 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,591,509 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,162,937 High volume fluid seal for electrosurgical handpiece 1 2008
8,469,956 Variable resistor jaw 1 2008
7,637,409 Powered surgical stapling device 88 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 74 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 12 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 15 2008
7,866,525 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 1 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 3 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 82 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 8 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 22 2008
8,221,416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 5 2008
8,303,582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 3 2008
8,241,283 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
7,877,852 Method of manufacturing an end effector assembly for sealing tissue 11 2008
7,877,853 Method of manufacturing end effector assembly for sealing tissue 14 2008
7,963,433 Surgical device having multiple drivers 7 2008
7,918,230 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 8 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
8,267,936 Insulating mechanically-interfaced adhesive for electrosurgical forceps 1 2008
8,251,996 Insulating sheath for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,235,992 Insulating boot with mechanical reinforcement for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,236,025 Silicone insulated electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 4 2008
8,235,993 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with exohinged structure 7 2008
8,535,312 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 28 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 1 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 83 2008
8,636,761 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an endoscopic electrosurgical procedure 0 2008
8,016,827 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 26 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 79 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 1 2008
7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 3 2008
8,235,987 Thermal penetration and arc length controllable electrosurgical pencil 1 2008
7,793,814 Surgical stapling device 4 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 22 2008
8,216,236 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 1 2009
8,623,276 Method and system for sterilizing an electrosurgical instrument 0 2009
8,231,620 Extension cutting blade 0 2009
8,636,733 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2009
8,597,292 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2009
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 12 2009
8,136,713 Surgical stapling instrument having transducer effecting vibrations 1 2009
8,357,158 Jaw closure detection system 0 2009
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 1 2009
7,845,538 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 7 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 1 2009
7,762,445 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 10 2009
7,891,534 Surgical stapling device 1 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 0 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 1 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 1 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 0 2009
7,819,896 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 3 2009
8,292,886 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 15 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 3 2009
8,038,693 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 35 2009
8,388,647 Apparatus for tissue sealing 5 2009
7,857,184 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 1 2009
8,020,742 Powered surgical stapling device 17 2009
7,913,893 Surgical stapler 7 2009
7,845,534 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 78 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 5 2010
8,033,440 Surgical stapling device 2 2010
8,021,373 Surgical device 0 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 19 2010
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2010
8,118,207 Surgical stapling device 0 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 1 2010
8,056,786 Surgical device 0 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 0 2010
8,167,186 Surgical stapling device 1 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2010
8,061,577 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 2 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2010
8,091,753 Surgical stapling device 1 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 0 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 0 2010
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,191,752 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2010
8,052,024 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 5 2010
8,056,791 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 5 2010
8,245,900 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 0 2011
8,113,408 Surgical stapling device 2 2011
7,992,758 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 3 2011
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 21 2011
8,348,125 Battery powered surgical instrument 1 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 0 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 1 2011
8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 1 2011
8,272,554 Surgical device having multiple drivers 2 2011
8,628,467 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 0 2011
8,292,148 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 1 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 0 2011
8,353,440 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 0 2011
8,561,874 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 0 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2011
8,512,359 Surgical device 0 2011
8,162,197 Surgical stapler 3 2011
8,240,536 Powered surgical stapling device 1 2011
8,518,074 Surgical device 0 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,286,848 Surgical stapling device 0 2011
8,424,739 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 0 2011
8,535,340 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 0 2011
8,535,341 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 0 2011
8,408,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 0 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 0 2011
8,540,733 Surgical method and device having a first jaw and a second jaw in opposed correspondence for clamping, cutting, and stapling tissue 0 2011
8,118,208 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 2 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 2 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 2 2011
8,292,151 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 0 2011
8,418,904 Surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,186,559 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 3 2012
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 0 2012
8,387,850 Surgical stapling instrument having transducer effecting vibrations 0 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 0 2012
8,568,444 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 0 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,459,523 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 1 2012
8,454,602 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 2 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,459,522 Powered surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 0 2012
8,523,898 Endoscopic electrosurgical jaws with offset knife 0 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2012
8,453,912 Surgical stapler 1 2012
8,523,890 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 0 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 0 2012
8,616,427 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN AG (124)
6,511,480 Open vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 218 1999
6,451,018 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 203 2000
6,585,735 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 206 2000
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 286 2001
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 26 2001
7,118,570 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 152 2001
7,103,947 Molded insulating hinge for bipolar instruments 142 2002
7,083,618 Vessel sealer and divider 224 2002
7,101,371 Vessel sealer and divider 212 2002
6,960,210 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 160 2002
6,682,528 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 277 2002
7,267,677 Vessel sealing instrument 143 2002
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 15 2003
7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 33 2003
7,156,846 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 194 2003
7,393,354 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 14 2003
7,244,257 Electrosurgical pencil having a single button variable control 105 2003
7,799,026 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 29 2003
7,442,193 Electrically conductive/insulative over-shoe for tissue fusion 91 2003
7,156,844 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 55 2003
7,179,258 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 141 2004
7,160,299 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 216 2004
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 17 2004
7,147,638 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 208 2004
7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 142 2004
7,252,667 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout 151 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 11 2004
7,276,068 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 142 2004
7,150,749 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety cutting mechanism 149 2004
7,156,842 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 169 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 20 2004
D567943 Over-ratchet safety for a vessel sealing instrument 137 2004
7,232,440 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 154 2004
7,367,976 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 130 2004
7,131,970 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 153 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 89 2004
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 92 2005
7,377,920 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 92 2005
7,207,990 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 133 2005
7,837,685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument 13 2005
7,708,735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 17 2005
7,503,917 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 16 2005
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 26 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 131 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 10 2005
7,628,792 Bilateral foot jaws 31 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 99 2005
7,686,827 Magnetic closure mechanism for hemostat 20 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 26 2005
7,329,256 Vessel sealing instrument 156 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 23 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 13 2006
7,879,033 Electrosurgical pencil with advanced ES controls 6 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 20 2006
7,131,971 Vessel sealer and divider 140 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 19 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 11 2006
7,270,664 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 143 2006
8,128,624 Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue 7 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 25 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 43 2006
8,597,297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 0 2006
7,255,697 Vessel sealer and divider 143 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 11 2006
7,846,161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 15 2006
7,819,872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 13 2006
7,789,878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 19 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 15 2006
8,647,341 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 0 2006
7,879,035 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 21 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 27 2006
7,959,633 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 1 2006
7,857,812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 14 2006
7,655,007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 21 2006
7,955,327 Motion detector for controlling electrosurgical output 7 2007
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 15 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 29 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 100 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 104 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 98 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 9 2007
8,128,622 Electrosurgical pencil having a single button variable control 2 2007
8,540,711 Vessel sealer and divider 0 2007
8,192,433 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 6 2007
7,553,312 Vessel sealing instrument 91 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 99 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 18 2008
7,621,909 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 2 2008
8,123,743 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 6 2008
8,361,071 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 1 2008
8,298,228 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 0 2008
7,799,028 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 25 2008
8,241,284 Vessel sealer and divider with non-conductive stop members 6 2009
8,496,656 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 0 2009
8,382,754 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 0 2009
8,449,540 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 0 2009
8,303,586 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 1 2009
7,896,878 Vessel sealing instrument 12 2009
8,623,017 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and overratchet safety 0 2009
7,947,041 Vessel sealing instrument 10 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 28 2009
8,016,824 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 0 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 10 2009
7,951,150 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 20 2010
8,668,689 In-line vessel sealer and divider 0 2010
8,679,114 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 0 2010
8,348,948 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 0 2010
8,257,352 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 5 2010
8,641,713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 0 2010
8,034,052 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 2 2010
8,361,072 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 4 2010
8,394,095 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2011
8,147,489 Open vessel sealing instrument 8 2011
8,197,633 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 5 2011
8,551,091 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2011
8,394,096 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 0 2011
8,366,709 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 1 2011
8,460,289 Electrode with rotatably deployable sheath 0 2012
8,333,765 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2012
8,668,688 Soft tissue RF transection and resection device 0 2012
8,597,296 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 0 2012
8,591,506 Vessel sealing system 0 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2012
 
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7,435,249 Electrosurgical instruments which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 90 2001
7,160,298 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces effects to adjacent tissue structures 137 2001
7,135,020 Electrosurgical instrument reducing flashover 132 2001
7,118,587 Vessel sealer and divider 200 2001
7,101,372 Vessel sealer and divider 199 2001
7,101,373 Vessel sealer and divider 200 2001
D457958 Vessel sealer and divider 352 2001
D457959 Vessel sealer 243 2001
7,090,673 Vessel sealer and divider 272 2002
6,726,686 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 163 2002
D499181 Handle for a vessel sealer and divider 251 2003
D496997 Vessel sealer and divider 261 2003
7,150,097 Method of manufacturing jaw assembly for vessel sealer and divider 184 2003
7,241,294 Pistol grip electrosurgical pencil with manual aspirator/irrigator and methods of using the same 28 2003
7,033,354 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 139 2003
7,241,296 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 144 2003
7,252,666 Arterial hole closure apparatus 1 2004
7,235,072 Motion detector for controlling electrosurgical output 20 2004
D541938 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 207 2004
7,384,420 Vessel sealer and divider 99 2004
D533942 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 207 2004
7,195,631 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 174 2004
D541418 Lung sealing device 220 2004
D535027 Low profile vessel sealing and cutting mechanism 224 2004
D531311 Pistol grip style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 219 2004
D525361 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 209 2004
D564662 Hourglass-shaped knife for electrosurgical forceps 196 2004
7,384,421 Slide-activated cutting assembly 93 2005
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7,300,444 Surgical system and method for connecting hollow tissue structures 36 2003
7,371,243 Surgical apparatus and method for anastomosis 2 2003
7,850,703 System for performing anastomosis 2 2004
7,217,285 Apparatus for performing anastomosis 36 2004
7,699,859 Method of performing anastomosis 33 2004
7,303,570 Anastomosis tool having a connector holder 1 2004
7,682,368 Anastomosis tool actuated with stored energy 7 2005
8,475,474 Anastomosis method utilizing tool with fluid-driven actuator 0 2009
7,963,432 Driverless surgical stapler 5 2010
8,272,551 Method of utilizing a driverless surgical stapler 1 2011
8,679,155 Surgical method utilizing a true multiple-fire surgical stapler 0 2011
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