Connector systems for electrosurgical generator

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7131860
APP PUB NO 20050113818A1
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10718114

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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 RHEINFALL684

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Huseman, Mark Joseph Broomfield, CO 4 588
Sartor, Joe Don Longmont, CO 20 1767

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7766910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 137 2006
D574323 Generator 106 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 152 2007
8267935 Electrosurgical instrument reducing current densities at an insulator conductor junction 1 2007
8777941 Adjustable impedance electrosurgical electrodes 0 2007
8070746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 18 2007
7834484 Connection cable and method for activating a voltage-controlled generator 49 2007
8216220 System and method for transmission of combined data stream 4 2007
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8226639 System and method for output control of electrosurgical generator 13 2008
8469956 Variable resistor jaw 12 2008
8257387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 54 2008
8162973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 33 2008
9603652 Electrosurgical instrument including a sensor 0 2008
8795274 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 4 2008
8784417 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 2 2008
8317787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 13 2008
8241282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 20 2008
8221416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 12 2008
8303582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 10 2008
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8734443 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 16 2008
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8764748 End effector assembly for electrosurgical device and method for making the same 2 2009
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8353905 System and method for transmission of combined data stream 3 2012
8696667 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 10 2012
8523898 Endoscopic electrosurgical jaws with offset knife 15 2012
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7597693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 107 2003
7364577 Vessel sealing system 170 2003
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8104956 Thermocouple measurement circuit 40 2003
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8012150 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 43 2004
7722601 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 40 2004
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7491202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 138 2005
7837685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument 26 2005
7708735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 39 2005
7628791 Single action tissue sealer 75 2005
7540872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 226 2005
7955332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 25 2005
7500975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 139 2005
8734438 Circuit and method for reducing stored energy in an electrosurgical generator 1 2005
7686827 Magnetic closure mechanism for hemostat 39 2005
7594916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 47 2005
7947039 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 12 2005
7686804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 65 2006
7909823 Open vessel sealing instrument 28 2006
8882766 Method and system for controlling delivery of energy to divide tissue 0 2006
7513896 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 64 2006
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7771425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 70 2006
7824400 Circuit for controlling arc energy from an electrosurgical generator 10 2006
7651493 System and method for controlling electrosurgical snares 48 2006
7648499 System and method for generating radio frequency energy 38 2006
9474564 Method and system for compensating for external impedance of an energy carrying component when controlling an electrosurgical generator 0 2006
7651492 Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 40 2006
7641653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 91 2006
7846158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 23 2006
8753334 System and method for reducing leakage current in an electrosurgical generator 0 2006
8128624 Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue 163 2006
7776037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 127 2006
7744615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 81 2006
9107672 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 0 2006
8034049 System and method for measuring initial tissue impedance 27 2006
7731717 System and method for controlling RF output during tissue sealing 57 2006
7416437 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 99 2006
8597297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 3 2006
7637907 System and method for return electrode monitoring 8 2006
7922953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 30 2006
7794457 Transformer for RF voltage sensing 11 2006
7846161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 67 2006
7819872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 38 2006
7789878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 44 2006
7922718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 51 2006
8105323 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 91 2006
8647341 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 5 2006
7879035 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 78 2006
7722607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 196 2006
7857812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 33 2006
7655007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 52 2006
8663214 Method and system for controlling an output of a radio-frequency medical generator having an impedance based control algorithm 0 2007
7927328 System and method for closed loop monitoring of monopolar electrosurgical apparatus 160 2007
7935052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 28 2007
7931649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 106 2007
8211105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 30 2007
7481810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 152 2007
7445621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 183 2007
7442194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 143 2007
7963965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 37 2007
8540711 Vessel sealer and divider 1 2007
8192433 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 15 2007
8162940 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 14 2007
8080008 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 11 2007
7553312 Vessel sealing instrument 127 2007
7513898 Vessel sealing instrument 143 2008
7828798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 43 2008
8287528 Vessel sealing system 77 2008
7766693 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 52 2008
8113057 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 7 2008
8096961 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 6 2008
8123743 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 17 2008
8361071 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 1 2008
8298228 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 7 2008
9095347 Electrically conductive/insulative over shoe for tissue fusion 0 2008
7799028 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 49 2008
8241284 Vessel sealer and divider with non-conductive stop members 24 2009
8496656 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 1 2009
8382754 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 4 2009
8303586 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 5 2009
8685016 System and method for tissue sealing 2 2009
8216223 System and method for tissue sealing 22 2009
8147485 System and method for tissue sealing 97 2009
8202271 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 2 2009
7896878 Vessel sealing instrument 30 2009
8187262 Dual synchro-resonant electrosurgical apparatus with bi-directional magnetic coupling 1 2009
8623017 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and overratchet safety 13 2009
7947041 Vessel sealing instrument 23 2009
7887536 Vessel sealing instrument 57 2009
8277447 Single action tissue sealer 37 2009
8025660 Universal foot switch contact port 10 2009
8556890 Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 1 2009
7972332 System and method for controlling electrosurgical snares 10 2009
8740901 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 4 2010
9149323 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 1 2010
7951150 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 62 2010
8303580 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 43 2010
8298223 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 43 2010
8668689 In-line vessel sealer and divider 2 2010
8679114 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 1 2010
8348948 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 12 2010
8523855 Circuit for controlling arc energy from an electrosurgical generator 0 2010
8231616 Transformer for RF voltage sensing 1 2010
8257352 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 27 2010
8945125 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 1 2010
8641713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 6 2010
8034052 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 25 2010
8361072 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 8 2010
8394095 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 3 2011
8147489 Open vessel sealing instrument 21 2011
8197633 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 10 2011
8267928 System and method for closed loop monitoring of monopolar electrosurgical apparatus 0 2011
8551091 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 3 2011
8394096 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 10 2011
8241278 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 3 2011
8267929 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 14 2011
8366709 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 20 2011
8647340 Thermocouple measurement system 0 2012
8485993 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 1 2012
8460289 Electrode with rotatably deployable sheath 4 2012
9168089 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 0 2012
9113900 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 0 2012
9186200 System and method for tissue sealing 0 2012
8333765 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 15 2012
8475447 System and method for closed loop monitoring of monopolar electrosurgical apparatus 0 2012
8597296 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 1 2012
8591506 Vessel sealing system 65 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 18 2012
8966981 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 0 2013
9119624 ARC based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit 0 2013
9463067 Vessel sealing system 0 2013
9375270 Vessel sealing system 0 2013
9375271 Vessel sealing system 0 2013
8945126 Single action tissue sealer 1 2013
8939973 Single action tissue sealer 1 2013
8945127 Single action tissue sealer 1 2014
9579145 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 0 2014
9492225 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 0 2014
9549775 In-line vessel sealer and divider 0 2014
9522032 Circuit and method for reducing stored energy in an electrosurgical generator 0 2014
9585716 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2014
9198717 Single action tissue sealer 0 2015
 
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7448902 Mechanical device showing prior mating 1 2008
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