US Patent No: 7,834,484

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Connection cable and method for activating a voltage-controlled generator

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A connection cable is disclosed for controlling a voltage-controlled generator such as an electrosurgery generator from a controlling device such as a robotic surgery system. The cable includes a first connector adapted to connect to a voltage-controlled generator and a second connector adapted to connect to a controlling device. Within the cable is a voltage divider interdisposed between the first connector and the second connector. The voltage divider is configured to divide a reference voltage provided by the voltage-controlled generator into at least one control voltage which is selectable by the controlling device. The cable additionally includes a plurality of electrical wires which operatively connect the first connector, the second connector and the voltage divider. During robotic electrosurgery, said operating parameters can be actuated by a surgeon operating at the robotic surgical system console, which causes a corresponding control voltage to be switched to a control voltage input on an electrosurgery generator, which, in turn, generates a corresponding electrosurgical signal in response thereto.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA2757

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Sartor, Joe D Longmont, CO 66 787

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5,108,391 High-frequency generator for tissue cutting and for coagulating in high-frequency surgery 362 1989
5,788,688 Surgeon's command and control 138 1994
6,824,539 Touchscreen controlling medical equipment from multiple manufacturers 91 2002
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (4)
5,207,691 Electrosurgical clip applicator 303 1991
5,201,900 Bipolar surgical clip 146 1992
5,713,896 Impedance feedback electrosurgical system 278 1995
5,817,091 Electrosurgical device having a visible indicator 160 1997
 
MORVIL TECHNOLOGY LLC (4)
5,383,917 Device and method for multi-phase radio-frequency ablation 662 1991
5,693,078 Device and method for multi-phase radio-frequency ablation 167 1994
5,620,481 Device for multi-phase radio-frequency ablation 155 1995
7,151,964 Device and method for multi-phase radio-frequency ablation 62 2003
 
ORATEC INTERVENTIONS, INC. (4)
6,162,217 Method and apparatus for controlling a temperature-controlled probe 113 1999
6,544,260 Method for treating tissue in arthroscopic environment using precooling and apparatus for same 97 1999
6,350,262 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue asymetrically 109 2000
6,939,346 Method and apparatus for controlling a temperature-controlled probe 114 2002
 
SOMNUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
6,102,907 Apparatus and device for use therein and method for ablation of tissue 48 1997
6,231,569 Dual processor architecture for electro generator 98 1998
6,293,941 Method and apparatus for impedance measurement in a multi-channel electro-surgical generator 93 1998
6,309,386 Linear power control with PSK regulation 71 1998
 
STORZ ENDOSKOP GMBH (4)
6,261,285 High-frequency surgical device and operation monitoring device for a high-frequency surgical device 63 1998
6,275,786 Device for monitoring a neutral electrode during HF surgery 86 1999
6,864,686 High-frequency surgical device and operation monitoring device for a high-frequency surgical device 85 2002
7,115,121 Electrosurgical apparatus 42 2003
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (3)
5,249,585 Urethral inserted applicator for prostate hyperthermia 326 1990
6,216,704 Noninvasive devices, methods, and systems for shrinking of tissues 116 1998
6,522,931 Therapeutic prostatic thermotherapy 41 2001
 
G2 DESIGN LIMITED (3)
5,099,840 Diathermy unit 342 1989
5,423,810 Cauterising apparatus 393 1993
5,451,224 Apparatus for radio frequency bipolar electrosurgery 408 1993
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
4,287,557 Inverter with improved regulation 66 1979
4,559,496 LCD Hook-on digital ammeter 67 1984
5,807,253 Patient electrical isolation system 43 1997
 
INTACT MEDICAL CORPORATION (3)
6,740,079 Electrosurgical generator 133 2001
7,004,174 Electrosurgery with infiltration anesthesia 60 2002
6,923,804 Electrosurgical generator 118 2003
 
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES (IRELAND) LTD. (3)
4,931,047 Method and apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis 524 1987
5,015,227 Apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis 295 1990
5,190,517 Electrosurgical and ultrasonic surgical system 478 1991
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (3)
5,878,193 Automated endoscope system for optimal positioning 282 1996
5,792,135 Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity 336 1997
6,331,181 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 254 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
5,290,283 Power supply apparatus for electrosurgical unit including electrosurgical-current waveform data storage 60 1991
5,409,485 Power supply apparatus for electrosurgical unit including electrosurgical-current waveform data storage 90 1993
7,364,972 Semiconductor device 37 2006
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK INC. (3)
7,258,688 Computerized electrical signal generator 60 2002
7,163,536 Determining connections of multiple energy sources and energy delivery devices 45 2004
7,294,127 Electrosurgical tissue treatment method 104 2005
 
LIVE TISSUE CONNECT, INC. (3)
6,733,498 System and method for control of tissue welding 271 2002
7,025,764 Bonding of soft biological tissues by passing high frequency electric current therethrough 53 2002
2004/0068,304 Bonding of soft biological tissues by passing high freouency electric current therethrough 77 2003
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (3)
5,075,839 Inductor shunt, output voltage regulation system for a power supply 43 1990
5,119,284 Efficient power supply post regulation 54 1991
5,414,238 Resonant power supply for an arcjet thruster 82 1992
 
S.D.M.H. PTY. LTD. (3)
7,008,421 Apparatus and method for tissue resection 84 2003
7,223,264 Thermal coagulation of tissue during tissue resection 126 2004
7,341,586 Thermal coagulation of tissue during tissue resection 58 2004
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (3)
4,862,889 Monitoring circuit for an RF surgical apparatus 135 1989
5,067,953 Circuit for controlling an electro-therapy device 51 1990
5,196,008 Method and circuit for monitoring electrode surfaces at the body tissue of a patient in an HF surgery device 89 1990
 
STORZ ENDOSKOP PRODUKTIONS GMBH (3)
7,203,556 Device for monitoring medical equipment 42 2004
7,238,181 High-frequency surgery generator 38 2004
7,244,255 High-frequency surgical generator 39 2004
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (3)
5,249,121 Remote control console for surgical control system 166 1989
5,157,603 Control system for ophthalmic surgical instruments 102 1989
5,964,746 Microsurgical system having isolated handpiece detection apparatus 41 1997
 
VANTE INC. (3)
5,697,925 Apparatus and method for thermal ablation 203 1995
6,013,074 Apparatus and method for thermal ablation 87 1997
6,696,844 Apparatus and method for real time determination of materials' electrical properties 62 2001
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (2)
6,007,532 Method and apparatus for detecting loss of contact of biomedical electrodes with patient skin 74 1997
6,171,304 Method and apparatus for controlling contact of biomedical electrodes with patient skin 100 1999
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
 
ALOKA CO., LTD. (2)
5,234,427 Electrosurgical unit 47 1990
5,167,659 Blood coagulating apparatus 254 1991
 
Aspen Laboratories, Inc. (2)
4,569,345 High output electrosurgical unit 80 1984
4,848,335 Return electrode contact monitor 113 1988
 
BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (2)
5,868,740 Method for volumetric tissue ablation 288 1995
6,468,273 Methods for volumetric tissue ablation 51 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,588,432 Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue 633 1995
6,088,614 Tissue characterization to identify an ablation site 72 1997
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
2003/0137,680 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM 1 1998
2003/0137,680 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM 1 1998
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (2)
5,462,521 Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter 402 1993
6,017,338 Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter 125 1995
 
Corning Glass Works (2)
4,232,676 Surgical cutting instrument 334 1978
4,314,559 Nonstick conductive coating 161 1979
 
CYTYC SURGICAL PRODUCTS (2)
6,508,815 Radio-frequency generator for powering an ablation device 216 1999
7,074,217 Radio-frequency generator for powering an ablation device 77 2002
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
6,232,556 Flat wire to round wire connection system 46 2000
2005/0109,111 Sensor and method of transmitting sensor data 38 2003
 
DIPOLAR LIMITED (2)
6,010,499 Electrosurgical cutting and coagulation apparatus 106 1997
6,186,147 Method for electrosurgical tissue cutting and coagulation 49 1999
 
E.P. Technologies Inc. (2)
5,722,975 Systems for radiofrequency ablation with phase sensitive power detection and control 135 1995
5,853,409 Systems and apparatus for sensing temperature in body tissue 96 1997
 
ERICSSON RAYNET (2)
5,694,304 High efficiency resonant switching converters 78 1995
5,712,772 Controller for high efficiency resonant switching converters 111 1995
 
HEMOSTATIC SURGERY CORPORATION (2)
5,472,443 Electrosurgical apparatus employing constant voltage and methods of use 391 1994
5,445,635 Regulated-current power supply and methods for resistively-heated surgical instruments 96 1994
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
5,729,448 Low cost highly manufacturable DC-to-DC power converter 91 1996
6,970,752 Method and apparatus for detecting switch closures 27 2000
 
IRVINE BIOMEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,954,719 System for operating a RF ablation generator 130 1998
6,113,593 Ablation apparatus having temperature and force sensing capabilities 127 1999
 
IXYS CORPORATION (2)
5,500,616 Overvoltage clamp and desaturation detection circuit 74 1995
5,596,466 Intelligent, isolated half-bridge power module 106 1995
 
KIRWAN SURGICAL PRODUCTS LLC (2)
5,196,009 Non-sticking electrosurgical device having nickel tips 217 1991
7,402,754 Integral electrically conducting cord and lumen 39 2003
 
Medical Plastics, Inc. (2)
4,303,073 Electrosurgery safety monitor 124 1980
4,494,541 Electrosurgery safety monitor 128 1981
 
MEDTRONIC CARDIORHYTHM (2)
5,540,681 Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of tissue 298 1994
5,584,830 Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue 156 1994
 
MEDTRONIC VIDAMED, INC. (2)
6,730,079 Method for calculating impedance and apparatus utilizing same 60 2002
6,855,141 Method for monitoring impedance to control power and apparatus utilizing same 75 2002
 
MEGADYNE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
6,053,910 Capacitive reusable electrosurgical return electrode 111 1996
6,066,137 Electric field concentrated electrosurgical electrode 97 1997
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
5,797,902 Biomedical electrode providing early detection of accidental detachment 88 1996
5,664,953 Elastomeric locking taper connector with randomly placeable intermeshing member 44 1996
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (2)
5,660,567 Medical sensor connector with removable encoding device 275 1995
6,044,283 Medical sensor with modulated encoding scheme 194 1998
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (2)
4,995,877 Device with a rotationally-driven surgical instrument 196 1989
5,324,283 Medical instrument having a switch for controlling an external device 92 1992
 
SENORX, INC. (2)
6,620,157 High frequency power source 135 2000
7,175,618 High frequency power source 50 2003
 
SMITHS GROUP PLC (2)
4,961,047 Electrical power control apparatus and methods 90 1989
5,480,399 Electrosurgery monitor and apparatus 93 1994
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (2)
7,422,582 Control console to which powered surgical handpieces are connected, the console configured to simultaneously energize more than one and less than all of the handpieces 53 2004
7,217,269 Electrosurgical control system 88 2004
 
SYNERGETICS USA, INC. (2)
5,318,563 Bipolar RF generator 250 1992
7,041,096 Electrosurgical generator apparatus 76 2002
 
SYNERON MEDICAL LTD. (2)
5,569,242 Method and apparatus for controlled contraction of soft tissue 551 1995
6,939,344 Method for controlling skin temperature during thermal treatment 72 2001
 
TELEA ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING S.R.L. (2)
6,458,122 Radiofrequency electrosurgical generator with current control 67 2000
7,300,437 Electronic scalpel to cut organic tissues 38 2004
 
United States Surgical Corporation (2)
5,483,952 Handle for surgical instruments 106 1994
6,402,742 Controller for thermal treatment of tissue 121 2000
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (2)
4,582,057 Fast pulse thermal cautery probe 167 1983
4,691,703 Thermal cautery system 118 1986
 
VIDAMED, INC. (2)
5,865,788 Self-contained power sypply and monitoring station for RF tissue ablation 78 1996
5,871,481 Tissue ablation apparatus and method 147 1997
 
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. (2)
6,620,189 Method and system for control of a patient's body temperature by way of a transluminally insertable heat exchange catheter 71 2000
6,602,243 Foley catheter having redundant temperature sensors and method 78 2001
 
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7,062,331 Methods and apparatus for providing a sufficiently stable power to a load in an energy transfer system 59 2002
 
ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
5,696,441 Linear alternating current interface for electronic meters 96 1994
 
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
7,305,311 Arc detection and handling in radio frequency power applications 55 2005
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
6,123,701 Methods and systems for organ resection 201 1998
 
Agility Capital LLC (1)
6,936,047 Multi-channel RF energy delivery with coagulum reduction 86 2001
 
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (1)
5,531,774 Multichannel implantable cochlear stimulator having programmable bipolar, monopolar or multipolar electrode configurations 113 1994
 
ALTON DEAN MEDICAL (1)
5,254,117 Multi-functional endoscopic probe apparatus 184 1992
 
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5,167,658 Method and apparatus for electrosurgical measurement 135 1991
 
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6,413,256 Voltage threshold ablation method and apparatus 47 2000
 
ASEA BROWN BOVERI AG (1)
4,942,313 Method for detecting a current flowing over the human body between a forward and a return conductor and a circuit configuration for carrying out the method 92 1988
 
ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
4,887,199 Start circuit for generation of pulse width modulated switching pulses for switch mode power supplies 106 1987
 
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6,113,596 Combination monopolar-bipolar electrosurgical instrument system, instrument and cable 314 1997
 
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (1)
7,525,398 Acoustically communicating data signals across an electrical isolation barrier 43 2005
 
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated (1)
6,055,458 Modes/surgical functions 82 1997
 
BAYLIS MEDICAL COMPANY INC. (1)
6,565,562 Method for the radio frequency perforation and the enlargement of a body tissue 52 2001
 
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated (1)
4,586,120 Current limit shutdown circuit with time delay 66 1983
 
BIOSENSE, INC. (1)
6,546,270 Multi-electrode catheter, system and method 140 2000
 
BIRTCHER CORPORATION, THE A CORP. OF CALIFORNIA (1)
4,492,832 Hand-controllable switching device for electrosurgical instruments 110 1982
 
BIRTCHER MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
RE34432 Power control technique for beam-type electrosurgical unit 82 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,371,963 Device for controlled endoscopic penetration of injection needle 72 1998
 
BRAUN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,376,263 Battery charging circuit 109 1981
 
BROWN, RUSSELL A., TRUSTEE OF THE RUSSELL A. FAMILY LIVING TRUST (1)
4,608,977 System using computed tomography as for selective body treatment 322 1982
 
Burr-Brown Corporation (1)
5,304,917 Compact low noise low power dual mode battery charging circuit 59 1993
 
CARDIAC PATHWAYS CORPORATION (1)
5,820,568 Apparatus and method for aiding in the positioning of a catheter 121 1996
 
CARDIOFOCUS, INC. (1)
5,540,677 Endoscopic systems for photoreactive suturing of biological materials 157 1994
 
CARDIORHYTHM A CA CORPORATION (1)
5,573,533 Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue 284 1992
 
CARL ZEISS SURGICAL GMBH (1)
5,422,926 X-ray source with shaped radiation pattern 142 1994
 
CELON AG MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS (1)
6,818,000 Electrode arrangement for electrothermal treatment of human or animal bodies 179 2002
 
CENTRAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY, A KY BANKING CORP. (1)
4,397,314 Method and apparatus for controlling and optimizing the heating pattern for a hyperthermia system 295 1981
 
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, THE (1)
5,766,165 Return path monitoring system 93 1995
 
CHEMICAL BANK, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
4,296,413 Resistance-bridge to frequency converter with automatic offset correction 50 1979
 
Cimarron Instruments, Inc. (1)
4,334,539 Electrosurgical generator control apparatus 115 1980
 
CONSORTIUM MANAGEMENT SERVICES GROUP, INC. (1)
6,562,037 Bonding of soft biological tissues by passing high frequency electric current therethrough 282 1998
 
CONWAY STUART MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,358,245 Graphical user interface for association with an electrode structure deployed in contact with a tissue region 168 1999
 
COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,630,218 Current measuring apparatus 92 1985
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
4,735,204 System for controlling an implanted neural stimulator 116 1986
 
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2004/0172,016 Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling use of medical devices 108 2004
 
CYTYC CORPORATION (1)
7,407,502 Radio-frequency generator for powering an ablation device 51 2005
 
DATEX-OHMEDA, INC. (1)
6,560,470 Electrical lockout photoplethysmographic measurement system 145 2000
 
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6,693,782 Surge suppression for current limiting circuits 53 2000
 
DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
2006/0291,178 High frequency circuit module 40 2006
 
DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP. (1)
4,200,105 Electrosurgical safety circuit 100 1978
 
Diapulse Corporation of America (1)
6,458,121 Apparatus for athermapeutic medical treatments 106 1996
 
DRG (UK) LIMITED (1)
4,384,582 Patient plate for diathermy apparatus, and diathermy apparatus fitted with it 99 1980
 
ELEKTA AB (PUBL) (1)
6,629,973 Method and an apparatus for controlled destruction of tissue 57 2001
 
ENCISION, INC. (1)
7,465,302 System and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 45 2005
 
ENDOPHOTONIX, INC. (1)
7,232,437 Assessment of lesion transmurality 46 2005
 
ENERGY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF (1)
4,339,049 Containers for use in a self supporting assembly 96 1980
 
ESC MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (1)
5,556,396 Method for tubal electroligation 249 1995
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 872 1993
 
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (1)
5,452,725 Cable termination status detection 65 1993
 
FLUGSTAD, BENJAMIN A. (1)
6,784,405 Variable frequency automated capacitive radio frequency (RF) dielectric heating system 66 2003
 
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. (1)
4,931,717 Load response control and method 72 1989
 
GARITO, JON C. (1)
4,463,759 Universal finger/foot switch adaptor for tube-type electrosurgical instrument 129 1982
 
GYRUS ENT L.L.C. (1)
7,131,445 Electrosurgical method and apparatus 115 2003
 
GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED CHARTERHOUSE (1)
5,438,302 Electrosurgical radiofrequency generator having regulated voltage across switching device 456 1994
 
GYRUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
4,903,696 Electrosurgical generator 163 1988
 
HAIR FREE CENTERS, INC. (1)
4,372,315 Impedance sensing epilator 79 1980
 
HEMOSTATIC SURGERY CORPORATION, A CAYMAN ISLANDS COMPANY (1)
5,496,314 Irrigation and shroud arrangement for electrically powered endoscopic probes 243 1992
 
Hemostatix Corporation (1)
5,400,267 Local in-device memory feature for electrically powered medical equipment 374 1992
 
HENRY, MCCORD, BEAN & MILLER, P.L.L.C. (1)
5,792,138 Cordless bipolar electrocautery unit with automatic power control 130 1996
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
6,746,284 Electrical connector assembly having signal and power terminals 51 2003
 
HUBBELL INCORPORATED (1)
5,346,406 Electrical cable and connector assembly with safety pilot line disconnect, especially for electric vehicle 67 1993
 
Huettinger Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG (1)
6,245,063 Apparatus for decreasing or eliminating current leakages in electro medical equipment 42 1998
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
4,992,719 Stable high voltage pulse power supply 52 1989
 
I.C. MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,836,909 Automatic fluid control system for use in open and laparoscopic laser surgery and electrosurgery and method therefor 120 1996
 
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG (1)
6,222,356 Current mode switching regulator configured such that a measuring resistor is not needed to measure the current at an inductor 77 1999
 
INNERCOOL THERAPIES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (1)
6,974,463 System and method for patient temperature control employing temperature projection algorithm 56 2002
 
INTEGRA BURLINGTON MA, INC. (1)
5,230,623 Operating pointer with interactive computergraphics 517 1991
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
5,891,142 Electrosurgical forceps 308 1997
 
J. MORITA MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
6,899,538 Identification type instrument assembly, identification type adapter, identification type tube, and medical apparatus using them 75 2001
 
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION (1)
4,959,606 Current mode switching regulator with programmed offtime 81 1989
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
4,520,818 High dielectric output circuit for electrosurgical power source 85 1983
 
KAI DESINGER (1)
6,524,308 Electrode arrangement for electrothermal treatment of human or animal bodies 74 2000
 
KAMIYAMA, HIROYASU (1)
5,151,102 Blood vessel coagulation/stanching device 416 1990
 
LAZURE SCIENTIFIC, INC. (1)
5,908,444 Complex frequency pulsed electromagnetic generator and method of use 87 1997
 
LEAR AUTOMOTIVE DEARBORN, INC. (1)
5,860,832 Method for connecting flat flexible cable and a connector 45 1997
 
LEE, KYU-HO (1)
6,558,377 Embolic material detachment detection system and method and assembly for embolic treatments 39 2001
 
LEIBINGER GMBH (1)
4,474,179 Method and apparatus for the high frequency coagulation of protein for surgical purposes 190 1982
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
 
LIGHTWAVE ABLATIOIN SYSTEMS (1)
5,500,012 Ablation catheter system 635 1994
 
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
6,498,466 Cancellation of slope compensation effect on current limit 90 2000
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (1)
4,739,759 Microprocessor controlled electrosurgical generator 191 1985
 
LUMENIS INC. (1)
5,681,307 Fiber-optic plug and receptacle providing automatic appliance recognition 49 1994
 
Macan Engineering & Manufacturing Company, Inc. (1)
4,191,188 Variable crest factor high frequency generator apparatus 77 1978
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
7,192,427 Apparatus and method for assessing transmurality of a tissue ablation 46 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
4,788,634 Resonant forward converter 115 1987
 
MDT CORPORATION (1)
4,938,761 Bipolar electrosurgical forceps 314 1990
 
MEDICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LTD., #2 (1)
4,378,801 Electrosurgical generator 98 1980
 
MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC (1)
6,689,131 Electrosurgical device having a tissue reduction sensor 183 2001
 
MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LP (1)
5,281,213 Catheter for ice mapping and ablation 508 1992
 
Megapulse, Inc. (1)
4,767,999 Method of and apparatus for radio-frequency generation in resonator tank circuits excited by sequential pulses of alternately opposite polarity 46 1986
 
Mehl; Thomas L. (1)
4,566,454 Selected frequency hair removal device and method 72 1981
 
NEUROTHERM, INC. (1)
7,226,447 Electrosurgical generator 63 2004
 
NOVOCURE LIMITED (1)
7,146,210 Apparatus and method for optimizing tumor treatment efficiency by electric fields 61 2003
 
NTERO SURGICAL, INC. (1)
6,645,198 Systems and methods for reducing post-surgical complications 70 2000
 
OERTLI-INSTRUMENTE AG (1)
5,346,491 Feed device for bipolar electrodes for capsulotomy 79 1991
 
OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
6,074,089 Thermoelectric product and method 65 1998
 
Omron Tateisi Electronics Co. (1)
4,993,430 Electrode device for high frequency thermotherapy apparatus 121 1989
 
ONESYS OY (1)
5,413,573 Device for surgical procedures 160 1994
 
PACESETTER AB (1)
4,805,621 Apparatus for measuring impedance of body tissue 122 1987
 
PACKAGING SERVICE CORPORATION OF KENTUCKY, A CORP. OF KY (1)
4,590,934 Bipolar cutter/coagulator 369 1983
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
7,250,746 Current mode switching regulator with predetermined on time 58 2005
 
PERFECT SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, INC. (1)
6,682,527 Method and system for heating tissue with a bipolar instrument 252 2001
 
PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG (1)
6,254,422 Electronic terminal for use on circuit boards 47 2000
 
PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC. (1)
5,605,150 Electrical interface for a portable electronic physiological instrument having separable components 110 1994
 
POST N MAIL, L.C. (1)
5,658,322 Bio-active frequency generator and method 100 1995
 
PREFERENTIAL, INC. (1)
5,718,246 Preferential induction of electrically mediated cell death from applied pulses 85 1996
 
RADIONICS, INC. (1)
4,411,266 Thermocouple radio frequency lesion electrode 450 1980
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,311,154 Nonsymmetrical bulb applicator for hyperthermic treatment of the body 243 1979
 
RDM International, Inc. (1)
4,644,955 Circuit apparatus and method for electrothermal treatment of cancer eye 83 1985
 
REFRACTEC, INC. (1)
5,749,871 Method and apparatus for modifications of visual acuity by thermal means 109 1994
 
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7,122,031 Graphical user interface for association with an electrode structure deployed in contact with a tissue region 74 2001
 
RESPIRATORY SUPPORT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,161,893 Temperature measurement 52 1991
 
ROBINSON, ERIC J. (1)
5,127,041 System and method for interfacing computers to diverse telephone networks 223 1990
 
Rocky Mountain Research, Inc. (1)
5,024,668 Retrograde perfusion system, components and method 223 1987
 
Rutland Gilts Limited (1)
5,474,464 Electrical adaptor 61 1994
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
2007/0173,803 System and method for terminating treatment in impedance feedback algorithm 52 2006
 
SEEDLING ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
5,647,871 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes 396 1995
 
SENTECH, INC. (1)
6,672,151 Apparatus and method for remote sensing and receiving 45 2002
 
SILICON VALLEY BANK (1)
6,517,538 Temperature-controlled snare 57 1999
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2004/0030,330 Electrosurgery systems 321 2003
 
SMITHS INDUSTRIES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
5,540,682 Electrosurgery apparatus 69 1995
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (1)
6,440,157 Air warming system for providing a controlled temperature of air to an air blanket 45 2000
 
SMK CORPORATION (1)
6,843,682 Plug 44 2003
 
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5,044,977 Electrical connector having pressure contacts 45 1989
 
Societe SATELEC (1)
4,281,373 High frequency voltage generator 102 1978
 
SPACELABS HEALTHCARE, LLC (1)
6,497,659 System for identifying a cable transmitting a signal from a sensor to an electronic instrument 78 1999
 
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5,300,068 Electrosurgical apparatus 288 1992
 
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6,193,713 Method for the operation of a high frequency ablation apparatus and apparatus for the high frequency tissue ablation 87 1998
 
SUN STAR TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,743,900 Hot tip catheter and method for using the same 50 1995
 
Surgical Design Corporation (1)
4,436,091 Surgical cutting instrument with release mechanism 91 1981
 
SUROS SURGICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,685,840 Method and apparatus for minimally invasive tissue removal 124 1995
 
SWITCH POWER, INC. (1)
6,426,886 Overcurrent protection for a linear post-regulator used in a voltage converter system 50 2001
 
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