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Darren Odom: System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing. Covidien, August 17, 2010: US07776037 (198 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system for sealing tissue is disclosed that includes an electrosurgical forceps. The forceps includes a drive rod and an end effector assembly coupled to the drive rod at a distal end thereof. The end effector assembly includes jaw members wherein longitudinal reciprocation of the ...


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Darren Odom, Curt D Hammill: Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue. Covidien, February 17, 2009: US07491202 (137 worldwide citation)

An Electrosurgical bipolar forceps for sealing tissue is disclosed which includes at least one shaft member having 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 position wherein t ...


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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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Mani N Prakash, Timothy J Bahney, Darren Odom: Endoscopic instrument for tissue identification. TYCO Healthcare Group, July 17, 2012: US08221418 (61 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to various apparatus, systems and methods of identifying and treating tissue using at least one electrical property of tissue. Provided is a method for identifying and treating tissue, the method including providing a electrosurgical treatment device including an elect ...


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Darren Odom: System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing. Covidien, March 6, 2012: US08128625 (35 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system for sealing tissue is disclosed that includes an electrosurgical forceps. The forceps includes a drive rod and an end effector assembly coupled to the drive rod at a distal end thereof. The end effector assembly includes jaw members wherein longitudinal reciprocation of the ...


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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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Darren Odom, Curt D Hammill: Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue. Covidien, February 26, 2013: US08382754 (7 worldwide citation)

Electrosurgical bipolar forceps for sealing tissue is disclosed. The forceps includes a shaft member having an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end thereof. The end effector assembly includes jaw members movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least o ...


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Darren Odom: System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing. Covidien, January 22, 2013: US08357160 (7 worldwide citation)

A forceps includes a housing, a shaft, an end effector assembly coupled to the distal end of the shaft and including opposing jaw members, and a drive rod slidingly disposed within the shaft. Each of the jaw members includes a sealing plate attached thereto. Longitudinal reciprocation of the drive r ...


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Mani N Prakash, Timothy J Bahney, Darren Odom: Endoscopic instrument for tissue identification. Covidien, June 21, 2016: US09370314 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for identifying and treating tissue includes providing an electrosurgical treatment device including an electrode assembly. One or more electrical property values of target tissue are measured. The measured electrical property values of the target tissue are compared against electrical prop ...