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Sean T Dycus, Duane E Kerr, Darion Peterson: Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas. Sherwood Services, January 2, 2007: US07156846 (358 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing and a shaft affixed to the housing. The shaft includes a longitudinal axis defined therethrough and a pair of jaw members attached to a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly for moving one of the jaw members relative to the ot ...


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Michael C Moses, Paul R Romero, Kristin D Johnson, Duane E Kerr, Sean T Dycus: Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, November 7, 2006: US07131970 (268 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each 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 a subsequent position wherein the jaw member ...


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Michael C Moses, Paul R Romero, Kristin D Johnson, Duane E Kerr, Sean T Dycus: Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout. Sherwood Services, August 7, 2007: US07252667 (259 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each 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 a subsequent position wherein the jaw member ...


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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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Sean T Dycus, Duane E Kerr, Darion Peterson: Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, December 19, 2006: US07150749 (238 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing and a shaft affixed to the housing. The shaft includes a longitudinal axis defined therethrough and a pair of jaw members attached to a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly for moving one of the jaw members relative to the ot ...


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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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Joanna Ackley, James D Allen IV, Ryan C Artale, Kim V Brandt, Dennis W Butcher, Edward M Chojin, Gary M Couture, James S Cunningham, David M Garrison, Keir Hart, Russell D Hempstead, Glenn A Horner, Daniel A Joseph, Duane E Kerr, Dylan R Kingsley, Peter M Mueller, Jessica E C Olson, Sean T O Neill, Jason T Sanders, Robert M Sharp, John R Twomey, Jeffrey R Unger: Surgical tissue sealer. Covidien, June 17, 2014: US08752264 (120 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing an end effector assembly is provided. The method includes grasping a gap-setting gauge between first and second jaw members moveable relative to one another about a pivot between a first, spaced-apart position and a second position proximate tissue and setting the first an ...


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Sean T Dycus, Duane E Kerr, Darion Peterson: Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism. Covidien, August 10, 2010: US07771425 (105 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing and a shaft, the shaft having an end effector assembly at its distal end, which includes two jaw members for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member is adapted to connect to an electrosurgical energy source, enabling them to affect a tissue seal ...


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Michael C Moses, Paul R Romero, Kristin D Johnson, Duane E Kerr, Sean T Dycus: Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety. Covidien, October 12, 2010: US07811283 (92 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each 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 the ...


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Duane E Kerr, Jeffrey R Townsend, William H Nau Jr, Terrence R Young: Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure. TYCO Healthcare Group, October 23, 2012: US08292886 (80 worldwide citation)

A bipolar forceps includes a shaft extending from a housing and includes an end effector assembly at its distal end. The end effector assembly has a pair of jaw members movable between an open position and a closed position. A knife assembly includes a cutter having a generally circular cross-sectio ...