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 RHEINFALL641

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Huseman, Mark Joseph Broomfield, CO 8 357
Sartor, Joe Don Longmont, CO 36 1040

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6,573,248 Monocyclic L-nucleosides, analogs and uses thereof 73 2001
 
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5,162,217 Plasmids for expression of human superoxide dismutase (SOD) analogs containing lambda PL promoter with engineered restriction site for substituting ribosomal binding sites and methods of use thereof 27 1989
 
SEEDLING ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
5,647,871 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes 413 1995
 
SENORX, INC. (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2004/0030,330 Electrosurgery systems 330 2003
 
Societe SATELEC (1)
4,281,373 High frequency voltage generator 105 1978
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,300,068 Electrosurgical apparatus 309 1992
 
STERWIN LABORATORIES, INC., 2315 SANDERS ROAD, NORTHBROOK, IL., A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,237,891 Apparatus for removing appendages from avian species by using electrodes to induce a current through the appendage 25 1978
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (1)
5,157,603 Control system for ophthalmic surgical instruments 105 1989
 
SYNERGETICS USA, INC. (1)
5,318,563 Bipolar RF generator 256 1992
 
SYNERON MEDICAL LTD. (1)
5,569,242 Method and apparatus for controlled contraction of soft tissue 560 1995
 
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5,625,370 Identification system antenna with impedance transformer 102 1994
 
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4,514,619 Indirect current monitoring via voltage and impedance monitoring 96 1982
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,323,778 Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging and heating tissues 195 1991
 
The Johns Hopkins University (1)
5,370,672 Computer-controlled neurological stimulation system 215 1992
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5,385,148 Cardiac imaging and ablation catheter 530 1993
 
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1)
5,019,176 Thin solar cell and lightweight array 30 1990
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,646,222 Inverter provided with an overvoltage clamping circuit 30 1986
 
TRANSAMERICA BUSINESS CREDIT CORPORATION (1)
5,520,684 Transurethral radio frequency apparatus for ablation of the prostate gland and method 332 1994
 
Trion, Inc. (1)
4,651,264 Power supply with arcing control and automatic overload protection 79 1984
 
United States Surgical Corporation (1)
5,483,952 Handle for surgical instruments 110 1994
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
4,582,057 Fast pulse thermal cautery probe 172 1983
 
UROLOGIX, INC. (1)
5,330,518 Method for treating interstitial tissue associated with microwave thermal therapy 229 1992
 
Utah Medical Products, Inc. (1)
5,160,334 Electrosurgical generator and suction apparatus 203 1991
 
VENTURE LENDING & LEASING, INC. (1)
5,370,675 Medical probe device and method 801 1993
 
VENTURE LENDING, A DIVISION OF CUPERTINO NATIONAL BANK & TRUST (1)
5,472,441 Device for treating cancer and non-malignant tumors and methods 545 1994
 
VIDAMED, INC. (1)
5,871,481 Tissue ablation apparatus and method 152 1997
 
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5,396,062 Receptacle having an internal switch with an emitter and a receiver 34 1993
 
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5,417,719 Method of using a spinal cord stimulation lead 300 1993
 
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4,209,018 Tissue coagulation apparatus and method 104 1978
4,321,926 Insertion detecting probe and electrolysis system 91 1979
4,343,308 Surgical ground detector 98 1980
4,492,231 Non-sticking electrocautery system and forceps 525 1982
4,472,661 High voltage, low power transformer for efficiently firing a gas discharge luminous display 79 1982
4,576,177 Catheter for removing arteriosclerotic plaque 210 1983
4,657,015 Control device for a high frequency surgical apparatus 135 1985
4,651,280 Electrosurgical control system using tissue conductivity 118 1985
4,741,334 Monitoring arrangement for a high frequency surgery device 104 1986
4,754,757 Method and apparatus for monitoring the surface contact of a neutral electrode of a HF-surgical apparatus 122 1986
4,832,024 Cardio-vascular catheter for shooting a laser beam 144 1988
4,890,610 Bipolar forceps 123 1989
5,108,389 Automatic smoke evacuator activator system for a surgical laser apparatus and method therefor 103 1990
5,478,303 Electromagnetic apparatus for use in therapy 99 1992
5,430,434 Portable surgical early warning device 75 1993
5,921,982 Systems and methods for ablating body tissue 389 1997
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COVIDIEN AG (130)
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 27 2001
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 15 2003
7,749,217 Method and system for optically detecting blood and controlling a generator during electrosurgery 27 2003
7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 38 2003
7,364,577 Vessel sealing system 74 2003
8,104,956 Thermocouple measurement circuit 6 2003
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 17 2004
8,012,150 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 17 2004
7,722,601 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 25 2004
7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 152 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 11 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 20 2004
7,396,336 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 149 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 93 2004
7,901,400 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 23 2005
7,766,905 Method and system for continuity testing of medical electrodes 12 2005
7,780,662 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 24 2005
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 96 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
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 27 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 137 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 10 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 103 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 20 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 28 2005
7,947,039 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 8 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 23 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 13 2006
7,513,896 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 41 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 20 2006
7,824,400 Circuit for controlling arc energy from an electrosurgical generator 7 2006
7,651,493 System and method for controlling electrosurgical snares 29 2006
7,648,499 System and method for generating radio frequency energy 13 2006
7,651,492 Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 20 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 20 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 11 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 8 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 29 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 44 2006
8,034,049 System and method for measuring initial tissue impedance 14 2006
7,731,717 System and method for controlling RF output during tissue sealing 28 2006
7,416,437 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 47 2006
8,597,297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 0 2006
7,637,907 System and method for return electrode monitoring 6 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 12 2006
7,794,457 Transformer for RF voltage sensing 7 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 20 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 15 2006
8,105,323 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 5 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 25 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 32 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
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 11 2007
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 15 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 35 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 105 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 112 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 102 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 9 2007
8,540,711 Vessel sealer and divider 0 2007
8,192,433 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 6 2007
8,162,940 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 5 2007
8,080,008 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 4 2007
7,553,312 Vessel sealing instrument 95 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 104 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 19 2008
8,287,528 Vessel sealing system 2 2008
7,766,693 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 11 2008
8,113,057 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 5 2008
8,096,961 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 3 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
8,303,586 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 1 2009
8,685,016 System and method for tissue sealing 0 2009
8,216,223 System and method for tissue sealing 6 2009
8,147,485 System and method for tissue sealing 9 2009
8,202,271 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 2 2009
7,896,878 Vessel sealing instrument 13 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 0 2009
7,947,041 Vessel sealing instrument 10 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 30 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 10 2009
8,025,660 Universal foot switch contact port 7 2009
8,556,890 Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 0 2009
7,972,332 System and method for controlling electrosurgical snares 7 2009
8,740,901 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2010
7,951,150 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 21 2010
8,303,580 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 1 2010
8,298,223 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 1 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
8,523,855 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 5 2010
8,641,713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 0 2010
8,034,052 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 4 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
8,267,928 System and method for closed loop monitoring of monopolar electrosurgical apparatus 0 2011
8,551,091 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2011
8,394,096 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 0 2011
8,241,278 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 1 2011
8,267,929 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 0 2011
8,366,709 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 1 2011
8,647,340 Thermocouple measurement system 0 2012
8,485,993 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 0 2012
8,460,289 Electrode with rotatably deployable sheath 0 2012
8,333,765 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 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 0 2012
8,591,506 Vessel sealing system 0 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2012
 
COVIDIEN LP (47)
7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 22 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 50 2006
D574323 Generator 51 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 22 2007
8,267,935 Electrosurgical instrument reducing current densities at an insulator conductor junction 0 2007
8,777,941 Adjustable impedance electrosurgical electrodes 0 2007
8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 8 2007
7,834,484 Connection cable and method for activating a voltage-controlled generator 7 2007
8,216,220 System and method for transmission of combined data stream 1 2007
8,512,332 Real-time arc control in electrosurgical generators 0 2007
8,226,639 System and method for output control of electrosurgical generator 6 2008
8,469,956 Variable resistor jaw 2 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 15 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 18 2008
8,784,417 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 0 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 4 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 10 2008
8,221,416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 6 2008
8,303,582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 4 2008
8,241,283 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,734,443 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 0 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
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 6 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 1 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 31 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 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 29 2008
8,357,142 Connector hub assembly 3 2008
D621507 Connector hub assembly 1 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 2 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 25 2008
8,764,748 End effector assembly for electrosurgical device and method for making the same 0 2009
8,623,276 Method and system for sterilizing an electrosurgical instrument 0 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 16 2009
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 0 2011
8,568,444 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 0 2012
8,454,602 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2012
8,353,905 System and method for transmission of combined data stream 0 2012
8,696,667 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2012
8,523,898 Endoscopic electrosurgical jaws with offset knife 0 2012
8,486,061 Imaginary impedance process monitoring and intelligent shut-off 0 2012
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (4)
8,568,411 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,579,894 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,562,598 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,551,088 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (3)
7,300,435 Automatic control system for an electrosurgical generator 202 2003
7,255,694 Variable output crest factor electrosurgical generator 59 2003
7,458,972 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 97 2007
 
BAYLIS MEDICAL COMPANY INC. (2)
D687146 Electrosurgical generator 2 2011
D704839 Electrosurgical generator 0 2013
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
7,540,871 Integrated three-port receptacle and method for connecting hand and foot switched electrosurgical accessories 1 2005
 
Coviden IP (1)
D680220 Slider handle for laparoscopic device 1 2012
 
NUORTHO SURGICAL, INC. (1)
8,734,441 Interfacing media manipulation with non-ablation radiofrequency energy system and method 0 2010
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
7,959,471 Electrical connector 1 2009
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
7,448,902 Mechanical device showing prior mating 1 2008
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
7,972,328 System and method for tissue sealing 17 2007

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