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A method for electrosurgically sealing a tissue includes steps of: (A) applying a first pulse of RF energy to the tissue; and (B) applying at least one subsequent RF energy pulse to the tissue and varying RF energy parameters of individual pulses of subsequent RF energy pulses in accordance with at least one characteristic of an electrical transient that occurs during the individual pulses of the subsequent RF energy pulses. The method terminates the generation of subsequent RF pulses upon a determination that the electrical transient has passed a predetermined limit.

Title
Vessel sealing system
Application Number
10/73761
Publication Number
6796981 (B2)
Application Date
February 11, 2002
Publication Date
September 28, 2004
Inventor
James H Orszulak
Nederland
CO, US
Steven P Buysse
Longmont
CO, US
Robert Wham
Boulder
CO, US
Assignee
Sherwood SErvices
US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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