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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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Philip M Tetzlaff, Steven P Buysse, Kate R Dawes, Dale F Schmaltz, Randel A Frazier, Michael J Lands, Steven W Lukianow: Open vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes. Sherwood Services, January 28, 2003: US06511480 (319 worldwide citation)

A removable electrode assembly for use in combination with a forceps having opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The electrode assembly includes a housing which is removably engageable with the forceps and a pair of electrodes which ...


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Philip M Tetzlaff, James S Cunningham, Michael C Moses, Roger F Smith, Kristin D Johnson, Paul R Romero: Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes. Sherwood Services, October 10, 2006: US07118570 (249 worldwide citation)

A removable electrode assembly for use in combination with a forcep having opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The electrode assembly includes a housing which is removably engageable with the forceps and a pair of electrodes which ...


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Robert H Wham, Chelsea Shields, Philip M Tetzlaff, Jeremy S James: Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator. Covidien, March 8, 2011: US07901400 (216 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for controlling an electrosurgical generator generating electrosurgical energy which is delivered to a patient for performing an electrosurgical procedure for sealing tissue. The system includes a control module executable on a processor for receiving sensed data cor ...


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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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Kate R Lawes, Sean T Dycus, Kristin D Johnson, Philip M Tetzlaff, Steven P Buysse: Electrosurgical instrument reducing flashover. Sherwood Services, November 14, 2006: US07135020 (193 worldwide citation)

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


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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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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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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 ...


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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 ...