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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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Joe Don Sartor, Arlen James Reschke, David Nichols Heard, Dale Francis Schmaltz, Ronald J Podhajsky, Steven Paul Buysse, Mark Huseman: Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls. Sherwood Services, January 2, 2007: US07156842 (247 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical pencil is provided which includes an elongated housing, an electrocautery blade supported within the housing and extending distally from the housing. The electrocautery blade is connected to a source of electrosurgical energy. The pencil also includes at least one activation switc ...


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Ronald J Podhajsky, Dale Francis Schmaltz, Arlan James Reschke: Electrosurgical pencil having a single button variable control. Sherwood Services, July 17, 2007: US07244257 (164 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure is directed to electrosurgical pencils having variable controls. In one aspect, the electrosurgical pencil, includes an elongated housing, an electrocautery blade supported within the housing and extending distally from the housing, the electrocautery blade being connected to ...


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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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Arlan James Reschke, Steven Paul Buysse, David Nichols Heard, Joe Don Sartor, Dale Francis Schmaltz, Ronald J Podhajsky: Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls. Sherwood Services, January 2, 2007: US07156844 (83 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical pencil is provided which includes an elongated housing, an electrocautery blade supported within the housing and extending distally from the housing. The electrocautery blade is connected to a source of electrosurgical energy. The pencil also includes at least one activation switc ...


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Joe D Sartor, Robert Behnke, Steven P Buysse, Chris J Ehr, David N Heard, Mark J Huseman, Ronald J Podhajsky, Arlan J Reschke, Dale F Schmaltz: Electrosurgical pencil with advanced ES controls. Covidien, February 1, 2011: US07879033 (80 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system is provided that includes an electrosurgical generator; and an electrosurgical pencil selectively connectable to the electrosurgical generator. The electrosurgical pencil includes an elongated housing; at least one electrocautery end effector removably supportable within th ...


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Ronald J Podhajsky: Method and system for optically detecting blood and controlling a generator during electrosurgery. Covidien, July 6, 2010: US07749217 (66 worldwide citation)

A method and electrosurgical system for optically detecting blood and controlling an electrosurgical generator are provided. An optical blood detection system is used for optically detecting blood and may be included as an integral part of the overall electrosurgical system's circuitry, or may be de ...


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Carine Hoarau, Ronald J Podhajsky: Optical hydrology arrays and system and method for monitoring water displacement during treatment of patient tissue. Covidien, February 24, 2015: US08961504 (61 worldwide citation)

A system that monitors water displacement in tissue during patient therapy includes a generator supplying electrosurgical energy to tissue, a spectrometer operably coupled to the generator, and a processor communicating with the generator and with the spectrometer having a light source for exposing ...


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Ronald J Podhajsky: Method for treatment of an intervertebral disc. Covidien, January 24, 2012: US08100896 (56 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure is directed to methods for relieving pain associated with an intervertebral disc having a disc nucleus pulposus and an outer annulus fibrosus surrounding the nucleus pulposus. The method includes the steps of providing an elongated thermal or electromagnetic probe member havin ...


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Troy J Chapman, Curt D Hammill, Chelsea Shields, David A Schechter, Ronald J Podhajsky: Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes. Covidien, May 4, 2010: US07708735 (45 worldwide citation)

An electrode sealing assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument for sealing tissue includes first and second jaw members which are movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one second position for grasping tissue. The jaw members include electrical ...