08951248 is referenced by 68 patents and cites 870 patents.

A surgical generator for providing a drive signal to a surgical device may have a receptacle assembly having a receptacle body, a flange and a central protruding portion. The outer periphery of the central protruding portion may have at least one curved section and at least one linear section. Additionally, a surgical instrument may comprise an electrical connector assembly having a flange. The flange may comprise at least one curved section and at least one linear section. In some embodiments, A surgical instrument system may comprise a surgical generator, a surgical instrument comprising a connector assembly, and an adapter assembly operatively coupled to the receptacle assembly and the connector assembly.

Title
Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices
Application Number
12/896384
Publication Number
8951248 (B2)
Application Date
October 1, 2010
Publication Date
February 10, 2015
Inventor
William E Clem
Boseman
MT, US
Mark E Tebbe
Lebanon
OH, US
Robert L Koch Jr
Cincinnati
OH, US
Daniel W Price
Loveland
OH, US
Aaron C Voegele
Loveland
OH, US
Matthew C Miller
Cincinnati
OH, US
Eitan T Wiener
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey L Aldridge
Lebanon
OH, US
Daniel J Abbott
Loveland
OH, US
Jeffrey D Messerly
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 18/00
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/32
A61B 18/12
A61B 18/14
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