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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical systems and techniques for sealing tissue. December 31, 2002: US06500176 (683 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical medical device and technique for creating thermal welds in the transected margin of engaged tissue. The working end of the invention carries a bi-polar electrode arrangement that provides a novel type of Rf current flow for tissue welding described as an subfascial-to-fascial (or ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical systems and techniques for sealing tissue. December 2, 2003: US06656177 (681 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument and technique for creating thermal seal or welds transected margins of engaged tissue. The working end provides very elongate jaws particularly suited for resecting tissue, such as in a lung resection. The jaw assembly carries a bi-polar electrode arrangement that provi ...


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James A Baker, Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical instrument. SurgRx, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, August 9, 2005: US06926716 (679 worldwide citation)

A working end of a surgical instrument that carries first and second jaws for delivering energy to tissue. In a preferred embodiment, at least one jaw of the working end defines a tissue-engagement plane that contacts the targeted tissue. The cross-section of the engagement plane reveals that it def ...


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Csaba Truckai, James A Baker, Gabor Gran, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical working end with replaceable cartridges. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 9, 2006: US07041102 (607 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical medical device and method for creating thermal welds in engaged tissue that carries the electrosurgical components in a disposable cartridge. The instrument also can carry a blade member in a disposable cartridge, thus making the instrument system inexpensive to use. In another em ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical working end with resistive gradient electrodes. Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 12, 2004: US06802843 (607 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical working end and method for transecting an anatomic structure along a targeted line and for creating a thermal welds along either of both transected tissue margins, for example for use in a partial lung resection procedure. In one embodiment, the working end provides elongate curve ...


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Csaba Truckai, James A Baker, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 3, 2004: US06770072 (602 worldwide citation)

A working end of a surgical instrument that carries first and second jaws for delivering energy to tissue. In a preferred embodiment, at least one jaw of the working end defines a tissue-engagement plane that contacts the targeted tissue. The cross-section of the engagement plane reveals that it def ...


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Csaba Truckai, James A Baker, Bruno Strul, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery. Surgrx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Joel Harris, August 16, 2005: US06929644 (599 worldwide citation)

A working end of a surgical instrument that carries first and second jaws for delivering energy to tissue. In a preferred embodiment, at least one jaw of the working end defines a tissue-engagement plane that contacts the targeted tissue. The cross-section of the engagement plane reveals that it def ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck, Bruno Strul: Surgical system for applying ultrasonic energy to tissue. SURGRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 10, 2004: US06773409 (542 worldwide citation)

A surgical system for controlled application of ultrasound energy to engaged tissue volumes for creating effective biological welds or seals in tissue. The invention provides an ultrasound transmission assembly including piezoelectric elements coupled to an elongate waveguide that is reciprocatable ...


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Csaba Truckai, James A Baker, John H Shadduck: Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument and method of use. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 14, 2006: US07011657 (532 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical medical device and technique for creating thermal welds in engaged tissue that provides very high compressive forces. In one exemplary embodiment, at least one jaw of the instrument defines a tissue engagement plane carrying first and second surface portions that comprise (i) an e ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical working end for controlled energy delivery. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 4, 2006: US07070597 (525 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical working end for automatic modulation of active Rf density in a targeted tissue volume. The working end of the probe of the present invention defines a tissue-engagement surface of an elastomeric material with conductive elements that extend therethrough. In one embodiment, the exp ...