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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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Michael C Moses, Paul R Romero, Kristin D Johnson, Duane E Kerr, Sean T Dycus: Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, November 7, 2006: US07131970 (268 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each having 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 a subsequent position wherein the jaw member ...


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Moses Michael C, Romero Paul R, Johnson Kristin D, Kerr Duane E, Dycus Sean T: Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout. Sherwood Serv, December 28, 2005: EP1609430-A1 (260 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each having 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 a subsequent position wherein the jaw member ...


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Michael C Moses, Paul R Romero, Kristin D Johnson, Duane E Kerr, Sean T Dycus: Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout. Sherwood Services, August 7, 2007: US07252667 (259 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each having 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 a subsequent position wherein the jaw member ...


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Kristin D Johnson, Chris J Ehr, Gene H Arts: Vessel sealing instrument. Sherwood Services, September 11, 2007: US07267677 (255 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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Kristin D Johnson, Chris J Ehr, Gene H Arts: Vessel sealing instrument. Sherwood Services, February 12, 2008: US07329256 (241 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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Kristin D Johnson, Gary M Couture, Jeff Unger, Robert Sharp, David M Garrison, Sean T Dycus, David Hixson, Craig Weinberg: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, September 18, 2007: US07270664 (229 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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Kristin Johnson, Gary M Couture, Jeff Unger, Robert Sharp: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, October 2, 2007: US07276068 (224 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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Moses Michael C, Romero Paul R, Johnson Kristin D, Kerr Duane E, Dycus Sean T: Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism. Sherwood Serv, May 25, 2005: EP1532932-A1 (219 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each having 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 a subsequent position wherein the jaw member ...


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Johnson Kristin D, Couture Gary M, Unger Jeff, Sharp Robert: Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism. Sherwood Serv, March 8, 2006: EP1632192-A1 (199 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 ...