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Gary M Couture, Robert Sharp, Craig Weinberg: Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue. Covidien, March 6, 2012: US08128624 (231 worldwide citation)

An electrode sealing assembly is designed for use with an electrosurgical instrument for sealing tissue and includes first and second jaw members each having an insulative housing and being movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one second position for g ...


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Kristin D Johnson, Gary M Couture, Jeff Unger, Robert Sharp, David M Garrison, Sean T Dycus, David Hixson, Craig Weinberg: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, September 18, 2007: US07270664 (229 worldwide citation)

An end effector assembly for use with an instrument for sealing vessels and cutting vessels includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members which are movable relative to one another from a first spaced apart position to a second position for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member inc ...


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Gary M Couture, Craig Weinberg, Philip M Tetzlaff: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. TYCO Healthcare Group, April 26, 2011: US07931649 (128 worldwide citation)

An end effector assembly for use with an instrument for sealing vessels and cutting vessels includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members which are movable relative to one another from a first spaced apart position to a second position for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member inc ...


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Darren Odom, Craig Weinberg, Amy Denham: System and method for controlling RF output during tissue sealing. Covidien, June 8, 2010: US07731717 (69 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system for sealing tissue is disclosed which includes an electrosurgical forceps having a shaft member and a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one subsequent positio ...


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Robert H Wham, Rebecca Coulson, Kari Leidich, David A Schechter, Chelsea Shields, Thomas A Sturm, Craig Weinberg: System and method for tissue sealing. Covidien, July 5, 2011: US07972328 (54 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue. The electrosurgical generator includes impedance sensing circuitry which measures impedance of tissue, a microprocessor configured to determine ...


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Craig Weinberg: Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division. Covidien, September 29, 2009: US07594916 (52 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical bipolar forceps for sealing and dividing tissue is disclosed. The forceps includes one or more shaft members having an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end thereof. The end effector assembly includes two jaw members movable from a first position to a second position wher ...


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Darren Odom, Craig Weinberg, Amy Denham: System and method for measuring initial tissue impedance. Covidien, October 11, 2011: US08034049 (34 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system and method are disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue. The generator is further adapted to supply an electrical signal having at least one substantially constant value to tissue to determine initial tis ...


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Craig Weinberg, Robert Sharp, Gary M Couture, Darren Odom: Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument. Covidien, November 23, 2010: US07837685 (32 worldwide citation)

Various safe switching mechanisms are provided for use with electrosurgical instruments which prevent arcing between the high-energy contacts as the high-energy source is activated. The switching mechanisms generally include a pair of high-energy contacts and a pair of activation contacts. An actuat ...


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Kristin D Johnson, Gary M Couture, Jeffrey R Unger, Robert M Sharp, David M Garrison, Sean T Dycus, David Hixson, Craig Weinberg: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Covidien, December 18, 2012: US08333765 (31 worldwide citation)

An end effector assembly for use with an instrument for sealing vessels and cutting vessels includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members which are movable relative to one another from a first spaced apart position to a second position for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member inc ...


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Kristin D Johnson, Gary M Couture, Jeff Unger, Robert Sharp, David M Garrison, Sean T Dycus, David Hixson, Craig Weinberg: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Covidien, June 5, 2012: US08192433 (20 worldwide citation)

An end effector assembly for use with an instrument for sealing vessels and cutting vessels includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members which are movable relative to one another from a first spaced apart position to a second position for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member inc ...