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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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Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen, Kristin D Johnson, Michael Moses: Vessel sealer and divider. Sherwood Services, August 1, 2006: US07083618 (421 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps for sealing and dividing tissue includes an elongated shaft having opposing jaw members at a distal end thereof which are movable relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second po ...


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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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Steven P Buysse, Dale F Schmaltz, Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen, Kristin D Johnson: Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels. Sherwood Services, April 27, 2004: US06726686 (228 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has opposable seal surfaces on its jaws for grasping and sealing vessels and vascular tissue. Inner and outer instrument members allow arcuate motion of the seal surfaces. An open lockbox provides a pivot with lateral support to maintain alignment of the lateral ...


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Kristin Johnson, Gary M Couture, Jeff Unger, Robert Sharp: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, October 2, 2007: US07276068 (224 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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Sean T Dycus, Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen, Kristin D Johnson, Michael C Moses: Vessel sealer and divider. Sherwood Services, November 7, 2006: US07131971 (224 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps for sealing and dividing tissue which includes an elongated shaft having opposing jaw members at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable relative to one another about a pivot from a first spaced position to a second closed position to grasp tissue. Each jaw me ...


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Steven P Buysse, Dale F Schmaltz, Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen, Kristin D Johnson: Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels. Sherwood Services, July 10, 2007: US07241296 (206 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has opposable seal surfaces on its jaws for grasping and sealing vessels and vascular tissue. Inner and outer instrument members allow arcuate motion of the seal surfaces. An open lockbox provides a pivot with lateral support to maintain alignment of the lateral ...


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Steven P Buysse, Kate R Lawes, Dale F Schmaltz, Michael J Lands, S Wade Lukianow, Kristin D Johnson, Gary M Couture, Lap P Nguyen: Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument. Sherwood Services, May 27, 2008: US07377920 (135 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing tissue includes a handle having an elongated tube affixed thereto. The tube includes first and second jaw members having electrically conductive sealing surfaces attached to a distal end thereof which are movable from a first position for ...


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Lap P Nguyen, Steven P Buysse, Dale F Schmaltz, Stephen Wade Lukianow, Michael J Lands, Jenifer S Kennedy, Kate R Lawes, Daniel L Trimberger, Mathew E Mitchell, Kristin D Johnson, Gary M Couture, Philip M Tetzlaff: Vessel sealing instrument. Coviden, March 31, 2009: US07510556 (132 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 ...