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 RHEINFALL624

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Huseman, Mark Joseph Broomfield, CO 8 384
Sartor, Joe Don Longmont, CO 36 1120

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6,849,073 Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue 257 2002
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (3)
5,836,943 Electrosurgical generator 125 1996
6,238,387 Electrosurgical generator 158 1998
6,692,489 Electrosurgical mode conversion system 119 2000
 
SAVIENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
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
 
ENTEGRIS, INC. (1)
2004/0121,494 Infrared thermopile detector system for semiconductor process monitoring and control 2003
 
MEDTRONIC CARDIORHYTHM (1)
5,540,681 Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of tissue 341 1994
 
GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED CHARTERHOUSE (1)
5,438,302 Electrosurgical radiofrequency generator having regulated voltage across switching device 507 1994
 
ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
5,868,737 Apparatus and method for determining ablation 132 1997
 
E.P. Technologies Inc. (1)
5,722,975 Systems for radiofrequency ablation with phase sensitive power detection and control 149 1995
 
PSC SCANNING, INC. (1)
* 5,563,402 Multiple-interface selection for computer peripherals 28 1994
 
Aspen Laboratories, Inc. (2)
4,569,345 High output electrosurgical unit 88 1984
4,848,335 Return electrode contact monitor 121 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 107 1989
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,300,068 Electrosurgical apparatus 342 1992
 
INTACT MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
6,740,079 Electrosurgical generator 146 2001
 
KAMIYAMA, HIROYASU (1)
5,151,102 Blood vessel coagulation/stanching device 444 1990
 
STORZ ENDOSKOP GMBH (3)
6,261,285 High-frequency surgical device and operation monitoring device for a high-frequency surgical device 67 1998
6,275,786 Device for monitoring a neutral electrode during HF surgery 94 1999
6,864,686 High-frequency surgical device and operation monitoring device for a high-frequency surgical device 92 2002
 
The B. F. Goodrich Company (1)
4,514,619 Indirect current monitoring via voltage and impedance monitoring 99 1982
 
BROWN, RUSSELL A., TRUSTEE OF THE RUSSELL A. FAMILY LIVING TRUST (1)
4,608,977 System using computed tomography as for selective body treatment 342 1982
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (1)
6,142,992 Power supply for limiting power in electrosurgery 264 1998
 
REFRACTEC, INC. (1)
5,749,871 Method and apparatus for modifications of visual acuity by thermal means 116 1994
 
ERICSSON RAYNET (1)
5,696,351 Cable retention and sealing device 44 1995
 
HOSPIRA, INC. (1)
RE36871 Remotely programmable infusion system 89 1995
 
RDM International, Inc. (1)
4,644,955 Circuit apparatus and method for electrothermal treatment of cancer eye 90 1985
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
2004/0102,772 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive surgery using rotational cutting tool 4 2003
 
ESC MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (1)
5,556,396 Method for tubal electroligation 263 1995
 
SENORX, INC. (1)
6,620,157 High frequency power source 161 2000
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
4,848,355 Ultrasonic doppler blood flowmeter 32 1986
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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
* 7,959,471 Electrical connector 1 2009
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
8,956,349 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
* 8,951,248 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
 
BAYLIS MEDICAL COMPANY INC. (2)
D687146 Electrosurgical generator 3 2011
D704839 Electrosurgical generator 1 2013
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
7,972,328 System and method for tissue sealing 20 2007
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (3)
7,300,435 Automatic control system for an electrosurgical generator 219 2003
7,255,694 Variable output crest factor electrosurgical generator 61 2003
7,458,972 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 104 2007
 
NUORTHO SURGICAL, INC. (1)
8,734,441 Interfacing media manipulation with non-ablation radiofrequency energy system and method 0 2010
 
Coviden IP (1)
D680220 Slider handle for laparoscopic device 1 2012
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
8,568,411 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,915,910 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
 
COVIDIEN AG (135)
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 31 2001
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 21 2003
7,749,217 Method and system for optically detecting blood and controlling a generator during electrosurgery 32 2003
7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 50 2003
7,364,577 Vessel sealing system 83 2003
8,104,956 Thermocouple measurement circuit 12 2003
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 22 2004
8,012,150 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 23 2004
7,722,601 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 27 2004
7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 161 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 16 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 25 2004
7,396,336 Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system 156 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 99 2004
7,901,400 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 34 2005
7,766,905 Method and system for continuity testing of medical electrodes 13 2005
7,780,662 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 28 2005
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 106 2005
7,837,685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument 17 2005
7,708,735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 22 2005
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 40 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 151 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 13 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 110 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 24 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 32 2005
7,947,039 Laparoscopic apparatus for performing electrosurgical procedures 8 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 27 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 16 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 45 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 24 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 33 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 24 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 26 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 14 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 13 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 39 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 50 2006
8,034,049 System and method for measuring initial tissue impedance 16 2006
7,731,717 System and method for controlling RF output during tissue sealing 36 2006
7,416,437 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 49 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 17 2006
7,794,457 Transformer for RF voltage sensing 7 2006
7,846,161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 21 2006
7,819,872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 17 2006
7,789,878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 25 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 18 2006
8,105,323 Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator 11 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 36 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 41 2006
7,857,812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 18 2006
7,655,007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 28 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 22 2007
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 18 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 49 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 111 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 124 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 109 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 13 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 101 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 110 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 23 2008
8,287,528 Vessel sealing system 5 2008
7,766,693 Connector systems for electrosurgical generator 13 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 8 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 29 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 16 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 13 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 34 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 13 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 24 2010
8,303,580 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 5 2010
8,298,223 Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system 5 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 9 2010
8,945,125 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 0 2010
8,641,713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 1 2010
8,034,052 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 12 2010
8,361,072 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 5 2010
8,394,095 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2011
8,147,489 Open vessel sealing instrument 10 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 4 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 2 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2012
8,945,126 Single action tissue sealer 0 2013
8,939,973 Single action tissue sealer 0 2013
8,945,127 Single action tissue sealer 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (51)
7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 28 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 58 2006
D574323 Generator 54 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 36 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 10 2007
7,834,484 Connection cable and method for activating a voltage-controlled generator 9 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 7 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 15 2008
7,877,853 Method of manufacturing end effector assembly for sealing tissue 18 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 5 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 33 2008
8,357,142 Connector hub assembly 5 2008
D621507 Connector hub assembly 3 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 20 2009
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 0 2011
8,898,888 System for manufacturing electrosurgical seal plates 0 2012
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 1 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
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
* 7,540,871 Integrated three-port receptacle and method for connecting hand and foot switched electrosurgical accessories 3 2005
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
7,448,902 Mechanical device showing prior mating 1 2008
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