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Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, August 5, 2003: US06602252 (912 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with heating elements, and stapling the tissue together.


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Thomas A Wrublewski, Kevin M Allaire, William Frey, Kevin Lemire, Paul C Nardella Sr: Seal & cut electrosurgical instrument. Medical Scientific, Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 16, 2001: US06174309 (765 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument has a handle and a body which position and close a jaw about a tissue site for simultaneously cutting and sealing relatively large tissue structures. The jaw includes an electrosurgical cutting member, which may be a blade or wire, against which tissue is biased along a ...


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William J Rittman III, Eric R Cosman: Cool-tip radiofrequency thermosurgery electrode system for tumor ablation. Sherwood Services, June 10, 2003: US06575969 (748 worldwide citation)

This patent application is a continuation-in-part of the patent application of the present authors related to target volume ablation in the body using a cooled-tip tissue-heating probe such as a fluid cooled (perfusion cooled) high frequency electrode. The present application relates in part to exam ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical systems and techniques for sealing tissue. December 31, 2002: US06500176 (713 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 (706 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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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical working end with resistive gradient electrodes. Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 12, 2004: US06802843 (629 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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Ali Baily: Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy. Sherwood Services, January 9, 2007: US07160299 (610 worldwide citation)

A method of fusing biomaterial and tissue using radiofrequency energy includes the steps of: providing a vessel sealing instrument having opposing jaw members which are movable relative to one another to compress tissue therebetween. The vessel sealing instrument includes at least one stop member af ...


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Roger A Stern: Apparatus and method for treatment of tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 2, 2002: US06413255 (591 worldwide citation)

An apparatus to treat the skin includes a template having a tissue interface surface and an energy delivery device coupled to the template. The energy delivery device is configured to be coupled to a power source and has a variable resistance portion. A sensor is coupled to one of the template, the ...


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Scott D Wampler, David C Yates, Trevor W V Speeg, Jeffrey J Vaitekunas, Vance V Van Drake III, Ryan Niezgoda: Feedback light apparatus and method for use with an electrosurgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger Jr, January 13, 2004: US06676660 (586 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates, in general, to electrosurgical instruments and, more particularly, to a feedback light used in cooperation with an electrosurgical instrument. The present invention further comprises first and second moveable jaws. A first electrode is housed within the first moveable ...


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Sean Dycus, Chelsea Shields, Gary M Couture, Jeremey Scott James, Kristin D Johnson, Lap P Nguyen, Philip Tetzlaff, Michael R Warzecha, Michael Moses, David A Schechter: Vessel sealer and divider. Sherwood Services, August 15, 2006: US07090673 (583 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument for performing at least one of sealing and dividing tissue includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto, the shaft defining a longitudinal axis. The electrosurgical instrument also includes a first jaw member movable relative to a second jaw member, the first jaw ...