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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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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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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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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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Eric J Taylor, Peter Hathaway, Stanislaw Marczyk, David Farascioni: Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider having a flexible articulating shaft. COVIDIEN, May 15, 2018: US09968397 (4 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument for treating tissue includes a housing having a shaft extending therefrom having an axis A-A defined therethrough. The shaft is at least partially flexible and includes first and second jaw members attached at a distal end thereof. Each jaw member includes an electrical ...


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Weng Kai K Lee, Jeffrey R Townsend, Scott N LaCosta, Jason T Sanders, Grant T Sims: Switch assembly for electrosurgical instrument. Covidien, November 21, 2017: US09820806 (1 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical forceps includes a housing having a shaft affixed thereto, the shaft including jaw members at a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a switch assembly that includes a supporting member, a flexible membrane circuit having snap dome switch contacts operably fixed thereto, a ...


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Kristin D Johnson, Joe D Sartor, Gene H Arts, Randel A Frazier: Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure. COVIDIEN, February 28, 2017: US09579145

An endoscopic forceps is disclosed including an end effector assembly having two jaw members movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least a second position closer to one another for grasping tissue therebetween. Each of the jaw members is connectable to an ele ...


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Patrick L Dumbauld, David M Garrison, Paul Guerra, Dylan Hushka: In-line vessel sealer and divider. COVIDIEN, January 24, 2017: US09549775

An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto, the shaft including a pair of jaw members disposed at a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly disposed in the housing which moves the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein t ...


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John D Carlton, Darren Odom: Electrosurgical instrument including a sensor. COVIDIEN, March 28, 2017: US09603652

An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator, an electrosurgical instrument, an optical clarity sensor and a control component. The electrosurgical generator generates electrosurgical energy for use during electrosurgery. The electrosurgical instrument is coupled to the electrosur ...