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 RHEINFALL646

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Huseman, Mark Joseph Broomfield, CO 8 362
Sartor, Joe Don Longmont, CO 36 1066

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6,573,248 Monocyclic L-nucleosides, analogs and uses thereof 76 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 28 1989
 
SEEDLING ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
5,647,871 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes 424 1995
 
SENORX, INC. (1)
6,620,157 High frequency power source 153 2000
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2004/0030,330 Electrosurgery systems 338 2003
 
Societe SATELEC (1)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,300,068 Electrosurgical apparatus 319 1992
 
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4,237,891 Apparatus for removing appendages from avian species by using electrodes to induce a current through the appendage 26 1978
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (1)
5,157,603 Control system for ophthalmic surgical instruments 107 1989
 
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5,569,242 Method and apparatus for controlled contraction of soft tissue 565 1995
 
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5,625,370 Identification system antenna with impedance transformer 104 1994
 
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THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
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The Johns Hopkins University (1)
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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5,385,148 Cardiac imaging and ablation catheter 544 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 31 1990
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
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5,520,684 Transurethral radio frequency apparatus for ablation of the prostate gland and method 336 1994
 
Trion, Inc. (1)
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United States Surgical Corporation (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
4,582,057 Fast pulse thermal cautery probe 174 1983
 
UROLOGIX, INC. (1)
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VIDAMED, INC. (1)
5,871,481 Tissue ablation apparatus and method 157 1997
 
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5,396,062 Receptacle having an internal switch with an emitter and a receiver 36 1993
 
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5,417,719 Method of using a spinal cord stimulation lead 306 1993
 
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4,321,926 Insertion detecting probe and electrolysis system 92 1979
4,343,308 Surgical ground detector 101 1980
4,492,231 Non-sticking electrocautery system and forceps 532 1982
4,472,661 High voltage, low power transformer for efficiently firing a gas discharge luminous display 80 1982
4,576,177 Catheter for removing arteriosclerotic plaque 213 1983
4,657,015 Control device for a high frequency surgical apparatus 139 1985
4,651,280 Electrosurgical control system using tissue conductivity 120 1985
4,741,334 Monitoring arrangement for a high frequency surgery device 107 1986
4,754,757 Method and apparatus for monitoring the surface contact of a neutral electrode of a HF-surgical apparatus 128 1986
4,832,024 Cardio-vascular catheter for shooting a laser beam 148 1988
4,890,610 Bipolar forceps 126 1989
5,108,389 Automatic smoke evacuator activator system for a surgical laser apparatus and method therefor 104 1990
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5,430,434 Portable surgical early warning device 78 1993
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COVIDIEN AG (130)
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 29 2001
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 17 2003
7,749,217 Method and system for optically detecting blood and controlling a generator during electrosurgery 29 2003
7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 44 2003
7,364,577 Vessel sealing system 76 2003
8,104,956 Thermocouple measurement circuit 7 2003
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 19 2004
8,012,150 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 18 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 155 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 13 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 22 2004
7,396,336 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 152 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 96 2004
7,901,400 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 26 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 26 2005
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 100 2005
7,837,685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument 15 2005
7,708,735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 19 2005
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 30 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 142 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 12 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 107 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 22 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 30 2005
7,947,039 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 8 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 25 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 15 2006
7,513,896 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 42 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 22 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 31 2006
7,648,499 System and method for generating radio frequency energy 14 2006
7,651,492 Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 23 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 23 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 13 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 10 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 33 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 46 2006
8,034,049 System and method for measuring initial tissue impedance 15 2006
7,731,717 System and method for controlling RF output during tissue sealing 31 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 7 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 14 2006
7,794,457 Transformer for RF voltage sensing 7 2006
7,846,161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 18 2006
7,819,872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 15 2006
7,789,878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 23 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 17 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 31 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 35 2006
7,857,812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 16 2006
7,655,007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 24 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 14 2007
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 17 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 42 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 108 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 117 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 105 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 12 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 98 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 107 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 21 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 7 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 27 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 10 2009
8,202,271 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 2 2009
7,896,878 Vessel sealing instrument 15 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 1 2009
7,947,041 Vessel sealing instrument 12 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 33 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 23 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 2 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 7 2010
8,641,713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 1 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 9 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 2 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 (50)
7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 25 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 53 2006
D574323 Generator 53 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 26 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 9 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 4 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 17 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 20 2008
8,795,274 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 0 2008
8,784,417 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 0 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 6 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 11 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 6 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 13 2008
7,877,853 Method of manufacturing end effector assembly for sealing tissue 16 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 3 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 33 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 4 2008
8,636,761 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an endoscopic electrosurgical procedure 2 2008
8,016,827 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 32 2008
8,357,142 Connector hub assembly 4 2008
D621507 Connector hub assembly 2 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 4 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 27 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 1 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 17 2009
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 0 2011
8,852,228 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2012
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
8,858,554 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2013
 
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 1 2009
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (3)
7,300,435 Automatic control system for an electrosurgical generator 206 2003
7,255,694 Variable output crest factor electrosurgical generator 60 2003
7,458,972 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 100 2007
 
BAYLIS MEDICAL COMPANY INC. (2)
D687146 Electrosurgical generator 3 2011
D704839 Electrosurgical generator 1 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 19 2007

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