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Gary M Couture, Craig Weinberg, Philip M Tetzlaff: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. TYCO Healthcare Group, April 26, 2011: US07931649 (128 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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Philip M Tetzlaff, Carolyn H Mihaichuk, Duane E Kerr, Dave A Schechter, Jon Sherman, Ted Richardson, Greg Drach: Vessel sealing instrument. Covidien, September 1, 2009: US07582087 (57 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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Steven P Buysse, Michael C Moses, David A Schechter, Kristin D Johnson, Philip M Tetzlaff, Carolyn Mihaichuk: Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue. Covidien, July 3, 2012: US08211105 (35 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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Philip M Tetzlaff, Carolyn Mihaichuk, Duane E Kerr, David A Schechter, Jonathon Sherman, Theodore Richardson, Gregory Drach: Vessel sealing instrument. Covidien, May 24, 2011: US07947041 (27 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 Cox, Johnson E Goode, Philip M Tetzlaff, Jean Woloszko: Electrosurgical wand and related method and system. ArthroCare Corporation, Matthew Scheele, Brian E Szymczak, October 29, 2013: US08568405 (14 worldwide citation)

Electrosurgical wand. At least some of the illustrative embodiment are electrosurgical wands including: an elongate housing that defines a handle end and a distal end; an aspiration aperture on the distal end of the elongate housing the aspiration aperture fluidly coupled to a first fluid conduit, t ...


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Steven P Buysse, Michael C Moses, David A Schechter, Kristin D Johnson, Philip M Tetzlaff, Carolyn H Mihaichuk: Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue. Coviden, October 30, 2012: US08298228 (9 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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David A Cox, Johnson E Goode, Philip M Tetzlaff, Jean Woloszko: Electrosurgical wand and related method and system. ArthroCare Corporation, Matthew Scheele, Brian E Szymczak, April 1, 2014: US08685018 (6 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical wand. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are electrosurgical wands including an elongate housing that defines a handle end and a distal end, a first discharge aperture on the distal end of the elongate housing, a first active electrode of conductive material disposed on ...


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Steven P Buysse, Bret S Felton, David N Heard, David S Keppel, Ronald J Podhajsky, Dale F Schmaltz, 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, August 25, 2015: US09113900 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and/or controlling tissue modification during an electrosurgical procedure is disclosed. The system includes a sensor module and a control module operatively coupled to the sensor module and configured to control the delivery of electrosurgical energy to tissue based on infor ...


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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, Jeremy S James: Method and system for controlling output of RF medical generator. Covidien, October 27, 2015: US09168089 (4 worldwide citation)

A control system for controlling the output of an electrosurgical generator is disclosed. The control system includes a control module configured to receive an optical signal from a surgical site, the optical signal being related to an optical tissue characteristic, the control module configured to ...


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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. Covidien, January 29, 2013: US08361071 (3 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 ...