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Wham Robert H, Weinberg Craig: System for terminating treatment in impedance feedback algorithm. Sherwood Serv, July 25, 2007: EP1810630-A1 (91 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing electrosurgical procedures are disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply energy at an output level to tissue. The electrosurgical generator includes a microprocessor adapted to generate a desired impedance trajectory having at le ...


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Couture Gary M, Johnson Kristin D, Sharp Robert, Unger Jeff, Weinberg Craig, Wham Robert H: Method and system for controlling delivery of energy to divide tissue. Sherwood Serv, July 25, 2007: EP1810627-A1 (68 worldwide citation)

System and method for controlling delivery of energy to divide tissue are disclosed. The system comprises an electrosurgical instrument having an electrically energizable cutting element which communicates electrical energy to the tissue and a generator to supply the energy to the electrosurgical in ...


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Weinberg Craig, Leidich Kari: A system for controlling an electrosurgical generator having an impedance based control algorithm. Sherwood Serv, July 25, 2007: EP1810633-A2 (68 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an electrosurgical procedure at a surgical site is disclosed. The system includes a sensor configured to continually sense an electrical and/or a physical property of tissue at a surgical site and to generate a sensor signal as a function thereof. The system also includes a c ...


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Couture Gary M, Weinberg Craig, Tetzlaff Philip M: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Tyco Healthcare, August 20, 2008: EP1958583-A2 (56 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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Buysse Steven P, Weinberg Craig: System and method for controlling tissue heating rate prior to cellular vaporization. Covidien, December 5, 2007: EP1862137-A1 (51 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing electrosurgical procedures are disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply energy at an output level to tissue and to transmit an interrogatory signal to obtain initial tissue impedance to derive a starting impedance value. The ele ...


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Odom Darren, Weinberg Craig, Denham Amy: Vessel sealing instrument with pre-heated electrodes. Covidien, January 16, 2008: EP1878399-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

An electrode assembly having a pair of opposing first and second jaw members is provided. Each jaw member includes an electrically conductive tissue sealing surface extending along a length thereof, each tissue sealing surface is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the ...


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Wham Robert H, Coulson Rebecca, Leidich Kari, Schechter David, Shields Chelsea, Sturm Thomas A, Weinberg Craig: System for tissue sealing. Sherwood Serv, July 25, 2007: EP1810634-A1 (33 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue. The electrosurgical generator includes impedance sensing circuitry which measures impedance of tissue, a microprocessor configured to determine ...


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Odom Darren, Weinberg Craig, Denham Amy: System and method for controlling rf output during tissue sealing. Covidien, February 13, 2008: EP1886637-A1 (28 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system for sealing tissue is disclosed which includes an electrosurgical forceps having a shaft member and a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one subsequent positio ...


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Couture Gary M, Sharp Robert, Weinberg Craig: Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations. Covidien, March 5, 2008: EP1894535-A2 (28 worldwide citation)

An electrode assembly for use with an instrument for sealing and cutting vessels and/or tissue is provided. The assembly includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members. Each jaw member includes at least one electrically conductive tissue sealing surfaces extending along a length thereof. E ...


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Weinberg Craig: Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division. Sherwood Serv, May 23, 2007: EP1787597-A1 (25 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical bipolar forceps for sealing and dividing tissue is disclosed. The forceps includes one or more shaft members having an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end thereof. The end effector assembly includes two jaw members movable from a first position to a second position wher ...