US Patent No: 7,131,860

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Connector systems for electrosurgical generator

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A connector system for coupling electrosurgical instruments to electrosurgical generators is provided. The connector system includes a plug portion connectable to an electrosurgical instrument, the plug portion of the electrosurgical instrument having a shape specific to a particular manufacturer; and a plug receptacle portion supported on the electrosurgical generator; the plug receptacle portion being shaped to receive the plug portion of the electrosurgical instrument of the particular manufacturer and the plug portion of the electrosurgical instrument of any other manufacturer.

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COVIDIEN AGNEUHAUSEN AM RHEINFALL669

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Huseman, Mark Joseph Broomfield, CO 4 561
Sartor, Joe Don Longmont, CO 20 1678

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6,692,489 Electrosurgical mode conversion system 140 2000
 
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Medtronic CardioRhythm (1)
5,540,681 Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of tissue 465 1994
 
GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED CHARTERHOUSE (1)
5,438,302 Electrosurgical radiofrequency generator having regulated voltage across switching device 656 1994
 
ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
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E.P. Technologies Inc. (1)
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PSC SCANNING, INC. (1)
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Aspen Laboratories, Inc. (2)
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4,848,335 Return electrode contact monitor 131 1988
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,646,222 Inverter provided with an overvoltage clamping circuit 31 1986
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (1)
5,157,603 Control system for ophthalmic surgical instruments 115 1989
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,300,068 Electrosurgical apparatus 532 1992
 
KAMIYAMA, HIROYASU (1)
5,151,102 Blood vessel coagulation/stanching device 484 1990
 
STORZ ENDOSKOP GMBH (3)
6,261,285 High-frequency surgical device and operation monitoring device for a high-frequency surgical device 74 1998
6,275,786 Device for monitoring a neutral electrode during HF surgery 102 1999
6,864,686 High-frequency surgical device and operation monitoring device for a high-frequency surgical device 106 2002
 
B.F. GOODRICH COMPANY, THE (1)
4,514,619 Indirect current monitoring via voltage and impedance monitoring 110 1982
 
BROWN, RUSSELL A., TRUSTEE OF THE RUSSELL A. FAMILY LIVING TRUST (1)
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ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (1)
6,142,992 Power supply for limiting power in electrosurgery 322 1998
 
Refractec, Inc. (1)
5,749,871 Method and apparatus for modifications of visual acuity by thermal means 133 1994
 
ERICSSON RAYNET (1)
5,696,351 Cable retention and sealing device 49 1995
 
HOSPIRA, INC. (1)
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MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
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5,556,396 Method for tubal electroligation 275 1995
 
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6,620,157 High frequency power source 190 2000
 
CYNOSURE, INC. (4)
5,954,686 Dual-frequency electrosurgical instrument 135 1998
6,238,388 Low-voltage electrosurgical apparatus 111 1999
6,652,514 Intelligent selection system for electrosurgical instrument 291 2001
6,712,813 RF probe for electrosurgical instrument 127 2001
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
4,848,355 Ultrasonic doppler blood flowmeter 32 1986
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* 2007/0173,813 System and method for tissue sealing 352 2006
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
7,972,328 System and method for tissue sealing 39 2007
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (3)
7,300,435 Automatic control system for an electrosurgical generator 307 2003
7,255,694 Variable output crest factor electrosurgical generator 70 2003
7,458,972 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 127 2007
 
NUORTHO SURGICAL, INC. (3)
* 2010/0324,550 ACTIVE CONVERSION OF A MONOPOLAR CIRCUIT TO A BIPOLAR CIRCUIT USING IMPEDANCE FEEDBACK BALANCING 1 2009
8,734,441 Interfacing media manipulation with non-ablation radiofrequency energy system and method 1 2010
9,408,658 System and method for a physiochemical scalpel to eliminate biologic tissue over-resection and induce tissue healing 0 2012
 
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8,568,411 Electrosurgical system 4 2009
8,915,910 Electrosurgical system 1 2009
8,579,894 Electrosurgical system 1 2009
8,562,598 Electrosurgical system 13 2009
8,551,088 Electrosurgical system 7 2009
9,320,563 Electrosurgical instruments and connections thereto 0 2012
D748259 Electrosurgical instrument 0 2014
 
Coviden IP (1)
D680220 Slider handle for laparoscopic device 8 2012
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (34)
9,089,360 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 7 2010
9,060,775 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 10 2010
9,060,776 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 10 2010
9,050,093 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 10 2010
9,039,695 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 12 2010
8,986,302 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 16 2010
* 8,951,248 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 20 2010
* 2011/0087,213 SURGICAL GENERATOR FOR ULTRASONIC AND ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES 100 2010
9,168,054 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 3 2012
9,408,622 Surgical instruments with articulating shafts 0 2012
9,393,037 Surgical instruments with articulating shafts 0 2012
9,351,754 Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned jaw assemblies 0 2012
9,326,788 Lockout mechanism for use with robotic electrosurgical device 0 2012
9,283,045 Surgical instruments with fluid management system 0 2012
9,226,767 Closed feedback control for electrosurgical device 2 2012
9,198,714 Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot 3 2012
9,504,483 Surgical instruments 0 2012
9,072,539 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 11 2012
9,095,367 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 11 2012
9,232,979 Robotically controlled surgical instrument 8 2013
9,439,668 Switch arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2013
9,241,731 Rotatable electrical connection for ultrasonic surgical instruments 2 2013
9,241,728 Surgical instrument with multiple clamping mechanisms 2 2013
9,237,921 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 2 2013
9,226,766 Serial communication protocol for medical device 2 2013
9,414,853 Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length 0 2013
9,439,669 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2013
9,427,249 Rotatable cutting implements with friction reducing material for ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2013
9,445,832 Surgical instruments 0 2013
9,107,689 Dual purpose surgical instrument for cutting and coagulating tissue 8 2013
9,066,747 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 12 2013
9,498,245 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2014
9,220,527 Surgical instruments 2 2014
9,339,289 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 0 2015
 
Ethicon Surgery, LLC (1)
9,504,855 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 0 2015
 
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7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 47 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 126 2006
D574323 Generator 96 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 136 2007
8,267,935 Electrosurgical instrument reducing current densities at an insulator conductor junction 1 2007
8,777,941 Adjustable impedance electrosurgical electrodes 0 2007
8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 18 2007
7,834,484 Connection cable and method for activating a voltage-controlled generator 47 2007
8,216,220 System and method for transmission of combined data stream 4 2007
8,512,332 Real-time arc control in electrosurgical generators 1 2007
8,226,639 System and method for output control of electrosurgical generator 11 2008
8,469,956 Variable resistor jaw 11 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 51 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 31 2008
8,795,274 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 3 2008
8,784,417 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 2 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 11 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 20 2008
8,221,416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 12 2008
8,303,582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 9 2008
8,241,283 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 14 2008
8,734,443 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 11 2008
7,877,852 Method of manufacturing an end effector assembly for sealing tissue 28 2008
7,877,853 Method of manufacturing end effector assembly for sealing tissue 33 2008
9,023,043 Insulating mechanically-interfaced boot and jaws for electrosurgical forceps 0 2008
8,267,936 Insulating mechanically-interfaced adhesive for electrosurgical forceps 3 2008
8,251,996 Insulating sheath for electrosurgical forceps 10 2008
8,235,992 Insulating boot with mechanical reinforcement for electrosurgical forceps 10 2008
8,236,025 Silicone insulated electrosurgical forceps 11 2008
8,235,993 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with exohinged structure 16 2008
9,375,254 Seal and separate algorithm 0 2008
8,968,314 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 2008
8,535,312 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 12 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 53 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 12 2008
8,636,761 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an endoscopic electrosurgical procedure 8 2008
8,016,827 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 52 2008
8,357,142 Connector hub assembly 5 2008
D621507 Connector hub assembly 4 2008
* 2010/0094,263 Connector Hub Assembly 0 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 15 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 57 2008
8,764,748 End effector assembly for electrosurgical device and method for making the same 2 2009
8,623,276 Method and system for sterilizing an electrosurgical instrument 4 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 46 2009
9,113,898 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2011
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 6 2011
8,898,888 System for manufacturing electrosurgical seal plates 6 2012
8,852,228 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 2012
9,113,940 Trigger lockout and kickback mechanism for surgical instruments 4 2012
8,568,444 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 3 2012
9,028,493 In vivo attachable and detachable end effector assembly and laparoscopic surgical instrument and methods therefor 0 2012
9,204,920 External reader for device management 0 2012
8,454,602 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 13 2012
8,353,905 System and method for transmission of combined data stream 3 2012
8,696,667 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 10 2012
8,523,898 Endoscopic electrosurgical jaws with offset knife 13 2012
8,486,061 Imaginary impedance process monitoring and intelligent shut-off 0 2012
9,113,903 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 0 2012
8,858,554 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 2013
9,113,905 Variable resistor jaw 1 2013
9,271,790 Real-time arc control in electrosurgical generators 0 2013
* D737449 Generator for medical treatment devices 0 2014
* D748803 Electrosurgical generator 0 2014
* D736933 Generator for medical treatment devices 0 2014
9,345,535 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2014
9,265,552 Method of manufacturing electrosurgical seal plates 0 2014
9,247,988 Variable resistor jaw 0 2015
 
CONMED CORPORATION (2)
* 7,540,871 Integrated three-port receptacle and method for connecting hand and foot switched electrosurgical accessories 37 2005
* 2007/0032,789 Integrated three-port receptacle and method for connecting hand and foot switched electrosurgical accessories 3 2005
 
KYOCERA CORPORATION (1)
* 2007/0273,251 Multi-Layer Piezoelectric Element 9 2004
 
ELECTROMED, INC. (1)
* D742013 Air pulsating generator 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
8,956,349 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 20 2010
8,986,333 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 0 2012
 
BAYLIS MEDICAL COMPANY INC. (2)
D687146 Electrosurgical generator 12 2011
D704839 Electrosurgical generator 11 2013
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (2)
* 7,959,471 Electrical connector 1 2009
* 2009/0215,322 ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR 1 2009
 
COVIDIEN AG (153)
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 43 2001
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 33 2003
7,749,217 Method and system for optically detecting blood and controlling a generator during electrosurgery 48 2003
7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 84 2003
7,364,577 Vessel sealing system 158 2003
* 2004/0193,148 Vessel sealing system 26 2003
8,104,956 Thermocouple measurement circuit 33 2003
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 41 2004
8,012,150 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 38 2004
7,722,601 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 40 2004
7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 205 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 125 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 55 2004
7,396,336 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 205 2004
* 2005/0149,151 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 38 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 121 2004
7,901,400 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 141 2005
7,766,905 Method and system for continuity testing of medical electrodes 17 2005
* 2005/0182,398 Method and system for continuity testing of medical electrodes 63 2005
7,780,662 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 45 2005
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 132 2005
7,837,685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument 26 2005
7,708,735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 38 2005
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 69 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 213 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 25 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 133 2005
8,734,438 Circuit and method for reducing stored energy in an electrosurgical generator 0 2005
7,686,827 Magnetic closure mechanism for hemostat 37 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 43 2005
7,947,039 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 12 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 46 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 28 2006
8,882,766 Method and system for controlling delivery of energy to divide tissue 0 2006
7,513,896 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 59 2006
* 2007/0173,810 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 53 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 61 2006
7,824,400 Circuit for controlling arc energy from an electrosurgical generator 10 2006
7,651,493 System and method for controlling electrosurgical snares 46 2006
7,648,499 System and method for generating radio frequency energy 32 2006
9,474,564 Method and system for compensating for external impedance of an energy carrying component when controlling an electrosurgical generator 0 2006
7,651,492 Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 40 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 81 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 22 2006
8,753,334 System and method for reducing leakage current in an electrosurgical generator 0 2006
8,128,624 Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue 133 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 98 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 76 2006
9,107,672 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 0 2006
8,034,049 System and method for measuring initial tissue impedance 27 2006
7,731,717 System and method for controlling RF output during tissue sealing 56 2006
7,416,437 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 93 2006
8,597,297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 2 2006
7,637,907 System and method for return electrode monitoring 7 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 30 2006
7,794,457 Transformer for RF voltage sensing 11 2006
7,846,161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 63 2006
7,819,872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 33 2006
7,789,878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 43 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 47 2006
8,105,323 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 82 2006
8,647,341 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 5 2006
7,879,035 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 73 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 165 2006
7,857,812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 33 2006
7,655,007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 47 2006
8,663,214 Method and system for controlling an output of a radio-frequency medical generator having an impedance based control algorithm 0 2007
7,927,328 System and method for closed loop monitoring of monopolar electrosurgical apparatus 129 2007
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 28 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 98 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 26 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 144 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 170 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 136 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 35 2007
8,540,711 Vessel sealer and divider 1 2007
8,192,433 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 15 2007
8,162,940 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 14 2007
8,080,008 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 11 2007
7,553,312 Vessel sealing instrument 121 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 137 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 41 2008
8,287,528 Vessel sealing system 66 2008
7,766,693 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 50 2008
8,113,057 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 7 2008
8,096,961 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 6 2008
8,123,743 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 17 2008
8,361,071 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 1 2008
8,298,228 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2008
9,095,347 Electrically conductive/insulative over shoe for tissue fusion 0 2008
7,799,028 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 46 2008
8,241,284 Vessel sealer and divider with non-conductive stop members 22 2009
8,496,656 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 1 2009
8,382,754 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 4 2009
8,303,586 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 4 2009
8,685,016 System and method for tissue sealing 2 2009
8,216,223 System and method for tissue sealing 20 2009
8,147,485 System and method for tissue sealing 75 2009
8,202,271 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 2 2009
7,896,878 Vessel sealing instrument 30 2009
8,187,262 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 1 2009
8,623,017 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and overratchet safety 11 2009
7,947,041 Vessel sealing instrument 23 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 56 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 33 2009
8,025,660 Universal foot switch contact port 10 2009
8,556,890 Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 1 2009
7,972,332 System and method for controlling electrosurgical snares 10 2009
8,740,901 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 2 2010
9,149,323 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 1 2010
7,951,150 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 59 2010
8,303,580 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 36 2010
8,298,223 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 36 2010
8,668,689 In-line vessel sealer and divider 1 2010
8,679,114 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 1 2010
8,348,948 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 11 2010
8,523,855 Circuit for controlling arc energy from an electrosurgical generator 0 2010
8,231,616 Transformer for RF voltage sensing 1 2010
8,257,352 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 23 2010
8,945,125 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 1 2010
8,641,713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 5 2010
8,034,052 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 20 2010
8,361,072 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 8 2010
8,394,095 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 3 2011
8,147,489 Open vessel sealing instrument 20 2011
8,197,633 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 10 2011
8,267,928 System and method for closed loop monitoring of monopolar electrosurgical apparatus 0 2011
8,551,091 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 2 2011
8,394,096 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 7 2011
8,241,278 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 3 2011
8,267,929 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 9 2011
8,366,709 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 16 2011
8,647,340 Thermocouple measurement system 0 2012
8,485,993 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 1 2012
8,460,289 Electrode with rotatably deployable sheath 4 2012
9,168,089 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 0 2012
9,113,900 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 0 2012
9,186,200 System and method for tissue sealing 0 2012
8,333,765 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 14 2012
8,475,447 System and method for closed loop monitoring of monopolar electrosurgical apparatus 0 2012
8,597,296 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 1 2012
8,591,506 Vessel sealing system 57 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 15 2012
8,966,981 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 0 2013
9,119,624 ARC based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 0 2013
9,463,067 Vessel sealing system 0 2013
9,375,270 Vessel sealing system 0 2013
9,375,271 Vessel sealing system 0 2013
8,945,126 Single action tissue sealer 1 2013
8,939,973 Single action tissue sealer 1 2013
8,945,127 Single action tissue sealer 1 2014
9,492,225 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 0 2014
9,198,717 Single action tissue sealer 0 2015
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
7,448,902 Mechanical device showing prior mating 1 2008
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