A generator is disclosed to generate a drive signal to a surgical device. The generator includes an ultrasonic generator module to generate a first drive signal to drive an ultrasonic device, an electrosurgery/radio frequency (RF) generator module to generate a second drive signal to drive an electrosurgical device, and a foot switch coupled to each of the ultrasonic generator module and the electrosurgery/RF generator module. The foot switch is configured to operate in a first mode when the ultrasonic device is coupled to the ultrasonic generator module and the foot switch is configured to operate in a second mode when the electrosurgical device is coupled to the electrosurgery/RF generator module. The generator further includes a user interface to provide feedback in accordance with the operation of any one of the ultrasonic device and the electrosurgical device in accordance with a predetermined algorithm.

Title
Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output
Application Number
201210385000
Publication Number
103027748A
Application Date
October 8, 2012
Publication Date
April 10, 2013
Inventor
Miller Matthew C
Laird Robert J
Monson Gavin M
Killinger Scott B
Davison Mark A
Yates David C
Messerly Jeffrey D
Wiener Eitan T
Price Daniel W
Papa Christopher A
Tebbe Mark E
Kemerling Robert A
Aldridge Jeffrey L
Agent
su juan
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
IPC
A61B18/12