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Sean Dycus, Chelsea Shields, Gary M Couture, Jeremey Scott James, Kristin D Johnson, Lap P Nguyen, Philip Tetzlaff, Michael R Warzecha, Michael Moses, David A Schechter: Vessel sealer and divider. Sherwood Services, August 15, 2006: US07090673 (583 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument for performing at least one of sealing and dividing tissue includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto, the shaft defining a longitudinal axis. The electrosurgical instrument also includes a first jaw member movable relative to a second jaw member, the first jaw ...


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Steven P Buysse, Bret S Felton, David N Heard, David Keppel, Ronald J Podhajsky, Dale F Schmaltz, Robert H Wham, Edward C Meagher, Kate R Lawes, David A Schechter, Chelsea Shields, Philip M Tetzlaff: Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator. Sherwood Services, November 21, 2006: US07137980 (480 worldwide citation)

A closed-loop control system has a user interface for allowing a user to select at least one pre-surgical parameter. The system also has a sensor module for continually sensing at least one of electrical and physical properties proximate a surgical site and generating at least one signal and a contr ...


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Troy J Chapman, Chelsea Shields, David A Schechter: Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue. Sherwood Services, December 12, 2006: US07147638 (291 worldwide citation)

An electrode sealing assembly for use in combination with an electrosurgical instrument includes first and second jaw members which are movable from a first, spaced-apart position to a second position to grasp tissue. Each of the jaw members includes an insulative housing, a thermally conductive, el ...


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David A Schechter, Stephen G Solga, Duane E Kerr, Scott D Nelson, Mark R Henault, Joseph D Bucciaglia: Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument. Covidien, June 2, 2009: US07540872 (253 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has a pair of pivotable juxtaposed jaw members and a locking mechanism operatively associated with a second of the jaw members. The locking mechanism has a first position engaged with the second jaw member for preventing movement of the second jaw member between ...


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Kate R Lawes, Steven P Buysse, Sean T Dycus, Kristin D Johnson, Michael C Moses, David A Schechter, Philip M Tetzlaff, Carolyn H Mihaichuk: Electrosurgical instrument which reduces effects to adjacent tissue structures. Sherwood Services, January 9, 2007: US07160298 (211 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument which includes opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The instrument includes a housing and a pair of electrodes. Each electode preferably includes an electrically conductive surface (e.g., which can be d ...


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Steven P Buysse, Michael C Moses, David A Schechter, Kristin D Johnson, Philip M Tetzlaff, Carolyn H Mihaichuk: Electrosurgical instruments which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue. Covidien, October 14, 2008: US07435249 (166 worldwide citation)

An electrode assembly for use in combination with an electrosurgical instrument having opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The electrode assembly includes a housing having one portion which is removably engageable with the electros ...


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Roberth H Wham, Rebecca Coulson, Kari L Riegner, David A Schechter, Nicole McKenna, Barbara R Bastian, Jennifer S Harper: System and method for tissue sealing. Covidien, April 3, 2012: US08147485 (153 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 processor configured to determine whet ...


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Steven P Buysse, Bret S Felton, David N Heard, David Keppel, Ronald J Podhajsky, Dale F Shmaltz, Robert H Wham, Edward C Meagher, Kate R Lawes, David A Schechter, Chelsea Shields, Philip M Tetzlaff, Jeremy S James: Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator. Covidien, January 31, 2012: US08105323 (136 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical generator is disclosed. The generator includes a microprocessor configured to generate a target impedance trajectory having at least one slope. The target impedance trajectory includes a plurality of target impedance values. The microprocessor is configured to drive tissue impedan ...


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Philip M Tetzlaff, Carolyn H Mihaichuk, Duane E Kerr, David A Schechter, Jon Sherman, Ted Richardson, Greg Drach: Vessel sealing instrument. Covidien, June 30, 2009: US07553312 (129 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument for clamping, grasping, manipulating, and sealing tissue includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from a distal end thereof and a handle disposed at a proximal end thereof. The handle being operable to effect movement of the jaw members ...


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David A Schechter, Kristin D Johnson: Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion. Covidien, September 21, 2010: US07799026 (122 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to electrosurgical instruments for use in sealing various tissues. The instrument includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto and an end effector assembly attached to a distal end of the shaft, wherein the end effector assembly includes first and second jaw memb ...