Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUSD634010 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/341,411
Publication dateMar 8, 2011
Filing dateAug 5, 2009
Priority dateAug 5, 2009
Publication number29341411, 341411, US D634010 S1, US D634010S1, US-S1-D634010, USD634010 S1, USD634010S1
InventorsArnold V. DeCarlo
Original AssigneeVivant Medical, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Medical device indicator guide
US D634010 S1
Abstract  available in
Images(4)
Previous page
Next page
Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a medical device indicator guide, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a top, perspective view of a medical device indicator guide in accordance with the present design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the medical device indicator guide of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the medical device indicator guide of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of the medical device indicator guide of FIG. 2, rotated 180°.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3542022 *Feb 28, 1968Nov 24, 1970Leonard J DunnTemplate guide for medication injection into gluteus medius muscle area
US3631363Nov 14, 1969Dec 28, 1971Gen ElectricHigh-frequency cavity oscillator having improved tuning means
US4397313Aug 3, 1981Aug 9, 1983Clini-Therm CorporationMultiple microwave applicator system and method for microwave hyperthermia treatment
US4462412Apr 2, 1980Jul 31, 1984Bsd Medical CorporationAnnular electromagnetic radiation applicator for biological tissue, and method
US4572190May 21, 1984Feb 25, 1986Cgr/MevHyperthermia apparatus
US4672980Aug 6, 1982Jun 16, 1987Bsd Medical CorporationSystem and method for creating hyperthermia in tissue
US4798215Nov 28, 1986Jan 17, 1989Bsd Medical CorporationHyperthermia apparatus
US4860331 *Sep 12, 1988Aug 22, 1989Williams John FImage marker device
US5097844Nov 10, 1988Mar 24, 1992Bsd Medical CorporationHyperthermia apparatus having three-dimensional focusing
US5147307Jun 17, 1991Sep 15, 1992Gluck Seymour MAnatomical marker device and method
US5232452 *Dec 13, 1991Aug 3, 1993Beekley CorporationRadiology marker system and dispenser
US5306271 *Mar 9, 1992Apr 26, 1994Izi CorporationRadiation therapy skin markers
US5417210May 27, 1992May 23, 1995International Business Machines CorporationSystem and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery
US5540648 *Jul 13, 1994Jul 30, 1996Yoon; InbaeMedical instrument stabilizer with anchoring system and methods
US5941890 *Jun 26, 1998Aug 24, 1999Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.Implantable surgical marker
US6031375Nov 26, 1997Feb 29, 2000The Johns Hopkins UniversityMethod of magnetic resonance analysis employing cylindrical coordinates and an associated apparatus
US6146378Mar 19, 1999Nov 14, 2000Endocare, Inc.Placement guide for ablation devices
US6228055 *May 19, 1997May 8, 2001Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.Devices for marking and defining particular locations in body tissue
US6375606Oct 29, 1999Apr 23, 2002Stereotaxis, Inc.Methods of and apparatus for treating vascular defects
US6451015Nov 18, 1998Sep 17, 2002Sherwood Services AgMethod and system for menu-driven two-dimensional display lesion generator
US6592571 *May 24, 2000Jul 15, 2003Medtronic, Inc.Drug pump with suture loops flush to outer surface
US6603994Dec 28, 2000Aug 5, 2003Scimed Life Systems, Inc.Apparatus and method for internally inducing a magnetic field in an aneurysm to embolize aneurysm with magnetically-controllable substance
US6656192Apr 18, 2001Dec 2, 2003United States Surgical CorporatioinSite marker device
US6714628 *Oct 29, 2001Mar 30, 2004Beekley CorporationMarking grid for radiographic imaging, and method of making such a grid
US6725080Mar 1, 2001Apr 20, 2004Surgical Navigation Technologies, Inc.Multiple cannula image guided tool for image guided procedures
US6993375Apr 12, 2004Jan 31, 2006Senorx, Inc.Tissue site markers for in vivo imaging
US7229417Oct 15, 2004Jun 12, 2007Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.Methods for marking a biopsy site
US7244252 *Nov 25, 2003Jul 17, 2007Scimed Life Systems, Inc.Medical device with visual indicator and related methods of use
US7439736Sep 26, 2003Oct 21, 2008The Trustees Of Dartmouth CollegeImaging by magnetic resonance adsorption, elastography and tomography
US7467015Sep 28, 2005Dec 16, 2008Neuwave Medical, Inc.Segmented catheter for tissue ablation
US7561916 *Jun 24, 2005Jul 14, 2009Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.Implantable medical device with indicator
US7565207Nov 22, 2005Jul 21, 2009Bsd Medical CorporationApparatus for creating hyperthermia in tissue
US7669338 *Dec 14, 2007Mar 2, 2010Allen Jr John HRange finder
US20020022836Sep 5, 2001Feb 21, 2002Gyrus Medical LimitedElectrosurgery system
US20030032951Sep 16, 2002Feb 13, 2003Rittman William J.Method and system for menu-driven two-dimensional display lesion generator
US20040097805Jul 14, 2003May 20, 2004Laurent VerardNavigation system for cardiac therapies
US20040242992Mar 25, 2004Dec 2, 2004Olympus CorporationTreatment system
US20050149010Feb 8, 2005Jul 7, 2005Vivant Medical, Inc.Devices and methods for cooling microwave antennas
US20080183165Jan 31, 2008Jul 31, 2008Steven Paul BuysseThermal Feedback Systems and Methods of Using the Same
US20090138005Nov 25, 2008May 28, 2009Vivant Medical, Inc.Targeted Cooling of Deployable Microwave Antenna
US20090183895Jan 9, 2009Jul 23, 2009Vivant Medical, Inc.Thermally Tuned Coaxial Cable for Microwave Antennas
US20090187180Jan 8, 2009Jul 23, 2009Vivant Medical, Inc.Choked Dielectric Loaded Tip Dipole Microwave Antenna
US20090192510Jan 21, 2009Jul 30, 2009Tyco Healthcare Group LpPolyp Encapsulation System and Method
US20090198226Jan 14, 2009Aug 6, 2009Vivant Medical, Inc.Medical Device Including Member that Deploys in a Spiral-Like Configuration and Method
US20090198227Jan 14, 2009Aug 6, 2009Vivant Medical, Inc.Articulating Ablation Device and Method
US20090222002Feb 27, 2009Sep 3, 2009Vivant Medical, Inc.Intracooled Percutaneous Microwave Ablation Probe
US20090240273 *Feb 11, 2009Sep 24, 2009Tyco Healthcare Group LpSurgical Introducer with Indicators
US20090248005Mar 27, 2009Oct 1, 2009Rusin Christopher TMicrowave Ablation Devices Including Expandable Antennas and Methods of Use
US20090248006Mar 27, 2009Oct 1, 2009Paulus Joseph ARe-Hydration Antenna for Ablation
US20090264877Mar 6, 2009Oct 22, 2009Vivant Medical, Inc.High-Strength Microwave Antenna Coupling
US20090295674May 29, 2008Dec 3, 2009Kenlyn BonnSlidable Choke Microwave Antenna
US20090306652Jun 9, 2008Dec 10, 2009Buysse Steven PAblation Needle Guide
US20090306659Jun 9, 2008Dec 10, 2009Buysse Steven PSurface Ablation Process With Electrode Cooling Methods
US20090326620Jun 26, 2008Dec 31, 2009Francesca RossettoDeployable Microwave Antenna for Treating Tissue
US20100030206Jul 29, 2008Feb 4, 2010Brannan Joseph DTissue Ablation System With Phase-Controlled Channels
US20100030208May 4, 2009Feb 4, 2010Tyco Healthcare Group LpMethod for Ablation Volume Determination and Geometric Reconstruction
US20100030210Aug 1, 2008Feb 4, 2010Paulus Joseph APolyphase Electrosurgical System and Method
US20100036379Feb 5, 2009Feb 11, 2010Tyco Healthcare Group LpEndoscopic Instrument for Tissue Identification
US20100045558Aug 25, 2008Feb 25, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Dual-Band Dipole Microwave Ablation Antenna
US20100045559Aug 25, 2008Feb 25, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Dual-Band Dipole Microwave Ablation Antenna
US20100049185Aug 25, 2008Feb 25, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Microwave Antenna Assembly Having a Dielectric Body Portion With Radial Partitions of Dielectric Material
US20100049193Aug 19, 2008Feb 25, 2010Mark HusemanInsulated Tube for Suction Coagulator
US20100053015Aug 28, 2008Mar 4, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Microwave Antenna
US20100057070Sep 3, 2008Mar 4, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Microwave Shielding Apparatus
US20100076422Sep 24, 2008Mar 25, 2010Tyco Healthcare Group LpThermal Treatment of Nucleus Pulposus
US20100082082Apr 7, 2009Apr 1, 2010Mani PrakashHigh-Strength Microwave Antenna Assemblies
US20100087808Oct 3, 2008Apr 8, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Combined Frequency Microwave Ablation System, Devices and Methods of Use
US20100094272Oct 13, 2008Apr 15, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Antenna Assemblies for Medical Applications
US20100094273Oct 13, 2008Apr 15, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Antenna Assemblies for Medical Applications
US20100097284Oct 17, 2008Apr 22, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Choked Dielectric Loaded Tip Dipole Microwave Antenna
US20100217251Feb 20, 2009Aug 26, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Leaky-Wave Antennas for Medical Applications
US20100217252Feb 20, 2009Aug 26, 2010Vivant Medical, Inc.Leaky-Wave Antennas for Medical Applications
USD552735 *Jun 23, 2005Oct 9, 2007Beekley CorporationSkin marker
USD606203 *Jan 2, 2009Dec 15, 2009Cambridge Temperature Concepts, Ltd.Hand-held device
USRE36461 *Jul 31, 1995Dec 21, 1999Beekley CorporationRadiology marker system and dispenser
DE390937COct 13, 1922Mar 3, 1924Adolf ErbVorrichtung zur Innenbeheizung von Wannenoefen zum Haerten, Anlassen, Gluehen, Vergueten und Schmelzen
DE1099658BApr 29, 1959Feb 16, 1961Siemens Reiniger Werke AgSelbsttaetige Einschaltvorrichtung fuer Hochfrequenzchirurgiegeraete
DE1139927BJan 3, 1961Nov 22, 1962Friedrich LaberHochfrequenz-Chirurgiegeraet
DE1149832C2Feb 25, 1961Oct 13, 1977 Title not available
DE1439302A1Oct 26, 1963Jan 23, 1969Siemens AgHochfrequenz-Chirurgiegeraet
DE2407559C3Feb 16, 1974Jan 21, 1982Dornier System Gmbh, 7990 Friedrichshafen, DeTitle not available
DE2415263A1Mar 29, 1974Oct 2, 1975Aesculap Werke AgSurgical H.F. coagulation probe has electrode tongs - with exposed ends of insulated conductors forming tong-jaws
DE2429021C2Jun 18, 1974Dec 8, 1983Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh, 7400 Tuebingen, DeTitle not available
DE2439587C3Aug 17, 1974Apr 30, 1980Matburn (Holdings) Ltd., LondonTitle not available
DE2455174A1Nov 21, 1974May 22, 1975Termiflex CorpEin/ausgabegeraet zum datenaustausch mit datenverarbeitungseinrichtungen
DE2460481A1Dec 20, 1974Jun 24, 1976Delma Elektro Med AppElectrode grip for remote HF surgical instrument switching - has shaped insulated piece with contact ring of sterilizable (silicon) rubber
DE2504280C3Feb 1, 1975Aug 28, 1980Hans Heinrich Prof. Dr. 8035 Gauting MeinkeTitle not available
DE2540968C2Sep 13, 1975Dec 30, 1982Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh, 7400 Tuebingen, DeTitle not available
DE2602517C3Jan 23, 1976Jan 13, 1983Dentsply International Inc., 17404 York, Pa., UsTitle not available
DE2627679A1Jun 21, 1976Jan 13, 1977Marcel LamideyBlutstillende hochfrequenz-sezierpinzette
DE2803275C3Jan 26, 1978Sep 25, 1980Aesculap-Werke Ag Vormals Jetter & Scheerer, 7200 TuttlingenTitle not available
DE2820908C2May 12, 1978Nov 16, 1989Joseph Coubron Fr SkovajsaTitle not available
DE2823291A1May 27, 1978Nov 29, 1979Rainer Ing Grad KochCoagulation instrument automatic HF switching circuit - has first lead to potentiometer and second to transistor base
DE2946728C2Nov 20, 1979Jul 30, 1987Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh, 7400 Tuebingen, DeTitle not available
DE3045996A1Dec 5, 1980Jul 8, 1982Medic Eschmann HandelsgesellscElectro-surgical scalpel instrument - has power supply remotely controlled by surgeon
DE3120102C2May 20, 1981Aug 20, 1987Fischer Met Gmbh, 7800 Freiburg, DeTitle not available
DE3143421C2Nov 2, 1981May 2, 1985The Agency Of Industrial Science And Technology, Tokio/Tokyo, JpTitle not available
DE3510586C2Mar 23, 1985Jul 28, 1988Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh, 7400 Tuebingen, DeTitle not available
DE3604823C2Feb 15, 1986Jun 1, 1995Lindenmeier HeinzHochfrequenzgenerator mit automatischer Leistungsregelung für die Hochfrequenzchirurgie
DE3711511C1Apr 4, 1987Jun 30, 1988Hartmann & Braun AgVerfahren zur Bestimmung der Gaskonzentrationen in einem Gasgemisch und Sensor zur Messung der Waermeleitfaehigkeit
DE3904558C2Feb 15, 1989Sep 18, 1997Lindenmeier HeinzAutomatisch leistungsgeregelter Hochfrequenzgenerator für die Hochfrequenz-Chirurgie
DE3942998C2Dec 27, 1989Nov 26, 1998Delma Elektro Med AppElektrochirurgisches Hochfrequenzgerät
DE4238263A1Nov 12, 1992May 19, 1993Minnesota Mining & MfgAdhesive comprising hydrogel and crosslinked polyvinyl:lactam - is used in electrodes for biomedical application providing low impedance and good mechanical properties when water and/or moisture is absorbed from skin
DE4303882C2Feb 10, 1993Feb 9, 1995Kernforschungsz KarlsruheKombinationsinstrument zum Trennen und Koagulieren für die minimal invasive Chirurgie
DE4339049C2Nov 16, 1993Jun 28, 2001Erbe ElektromedizinEinrichtung zur Konfiguration chirurgischer Systeme
DE8712328U1Sep 11, 1987Feb 18, 1988Jakoubek, Franz, 7201 Emmingen-Liptingen, DeTitle not available
DE10224154A1May 27, 2002Dec 18, 2003Celon Ag Medical InstrumentsApplication device for electrosurgical device for body tissue removal via of HF current has electrode subset selected from active electrode set in dependence on measured impedance of body tissue
DE10328514B3Jun 20, 2003Mar 3, 2005Aesculap Ag & Co. KgEndoscopic surgical scissor instrument has internal pushrod terminating at distal end in transverse cylindrical head
DE19608716C1Mar 6, 1996Apr 17, 1997Aesculap AgBipolar surgical holding instrument
DE19717411A1Apr 25, 1997Nov 5, 1998Aesculap Ag & Co KgMonitoring of thermal loading of patient tissue in contact region of neutral electrode of HF treatment unit
DE19751106A1Nov 18, 1997May 28, 1998Eastman Kodak CoLaser printer with array of laser diodes
DE19751108A1Nov 18, 1997May 20, 1999Beger Frank Michael Dipl DesigElectrosurgical operation tool, especially for diathermy
DE19801173C1Jan 15, 1998Jul 15, 1999Kendall Med Erzeugnisse GmbhClamp connector for film electrodes
DE19848540A1Oct 21, 1998May 25, 2000Reinhard KalfhausCircuit layout and method for operating a single- or multiphase current inverter connects an AC voltage output to a primary winding and current and a working resistance to a transformer's secondary winding and current.
DE29616210U1Sep 18, 1996Nov 14, 1996Winter & Ibe OlympusHandhabe für chirurgische Instrumente
DE102004022206B4May 4, 2004May 11, 2006Bundesrepublik Deutschland, vertr. d. d. Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, dieses vertr. d. d. Präsidenten der Physikalisch-Technischen BundesanstaltSensor for measuring thermal conductivity comprises a strip composed of two parallel sections, and two outer heating strips
DE202005015147U1Sep 26, 2005Feb 9, 2006Health & Life Co., Ltd., Chung-HoBiosensor test strip with identifying function for biological measuring instruments has functioning electrode and counter electrode, identification zones with coating of electrically conductive material and reaction zone
EP0246350A1May 23, 1986Nov 25, 1987Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH.Coagulation electrode
EP0481685A1Oct 10, 1991Apr 22, 1992Cook IncorporatedMedical device for localizing a lesion
EP0521264A2May 11, 1992Jan 7, 1993W.L. Gore & Associates GmbHAntenna device with feed
EP0541930B1Sep 16, 1992Mar 25, 1998SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.Transmission link for use in surgical instruments
EP0556705A1Feb 10, 1993Aug 25, 1993DELMA ELEKTRO-UND MEDIZINISCHE APPARATEBAU GESELLSCHAFT mbHHigh frequency surgery device
EP0558429A1Feb 24, 1993Sep 1, 1993PECHINEY RECHERCHE (Groupement d'Intérêt Economique géré par l'ordonnance no. 67-821 du 23 Septembre 1967)Method of simultaneous measuring of electrical resistivety and thermal conductivity
EP0572131A1May 7, 1993Dec 1, 1993Everest Medical CorporationSurgical scissors with bipolar coagulation feature
EP0836868A2Sep 19, 1997Apr 22, 1998Gebr. Berchtold GmbH & Co.High frequency surgical apparatus and method for operating same
EP1159926A2May 19, 2001Dec 5, 2001Aesculap AgScissor- or forceps-like surgical instrument
EP1278007A1Jul 15, 2002Jan 22, 2003Lumitex, Inc.Light delivery systems and applications thereof
EP1810627B1Jan 24, 2007Sep 5, 2012Covidien AGSystem for controlling delivery of energy to divide tissue
FR1275415A Title not available
FR1347865A Title not available
FR2235669B1 Title not available
FR2276027B3 Title not available
FR2313708B1 Title not available
FR2502935B1 Title not available
FR2517953A1 Title not available
FR2573301B3 Title not available
FR2862813B1 Title not available
FR2864439B1 Title not available
JP11244298A Title not available
JP2000342599A Title not available
JP2000350732A Title not available
JP2001008944A Title not available
JP2001029356A Title not available
JP2001128990A Title not available
SU401367A1 Title not available
SU727201A2 Title not available
WO2004112628A1Jun 18, 2004Dec 29, 2004Microsulis LimitedRadiation applicator for microwave medical treatment
Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1Alexander et al., "Magnetic Resonance Image-Directed Stereotactic Neurosurgery: Use of Image Fusion with Computerized Tomography to Enhance Spatial Accuracy" Journal Neurosurgery, 83 (1995), pp. 271-276.
2Anderson et al., "A Numerical Study of Rapid Heating for High Temperature Radio Frequency Hyperthermia" International Journal of Bio-Medical Computing, 35 (1994), pp. 297-307.
3Anonymous. (1987) Homer Mammalok™ Breast Lesion Needle/Wire Localizer, Namic® Angiographic Systems Division, Glens Falls, New York, (Hospital products price list), 4 pages.
4Anonymous. (1999) Auto Suture MIBB Site Marker: Single Use Clip Applier, United States Surgical (Product instructions), 2 pages.
5Anonymous. (1999) MIBB Site Marker, United States Surgical (Sales brochure), 4 pages.
6Anonymous. (2001) Disposable Chiba Biopsy Needles and Trays, Biopsy and Special Purpose Needles Cook Diagnostic and Interventional Products Catalog (products list), 4 pages.
7Anonymous. Blunt Tubes with Finished Ends. Pointed Cannula, Popper & Sons Biomedical Instrument Division, (Products Price List), one page, Jul. 19, 2000.
8Anonymous. Ground Cannulae, ISPG, New Milford, CT, (Advertisement) one page, Jul. 19, 2000.
9B. F. Mullan et al., (May 1999) "Lung Nodules: Improved Wire for CT-Guided Localization," Radiology 211:561-565.
10B. Levy M.D. et al., "Randomized Trial of Suture Versus Electrosurgical Bipolar Vessel Sealing in Vaginal Hysterectomy" Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 102, No. 1, Jul. 2003.
11B. Levy M.D. et al., "Update on Hysterectomy New Technologies and Techniques" OBG Management, Feb. 2003.
12B. Levy M.D., "Use of a New Vessel Ligation Device During Vaginal Hysterectomy" FIGO 2000, Washington, D.C.
13B. T. Heniford M.D. et al., "Initial Research and Clinical Results with an Electrothermal Bipolar Vessel Sealer" Oct. 1999.
14Bergdahl et al., "Studies on Coagulation and the Development of an Automatic Computerized Bipolar Coagulator" Journal of Neurosurgery 75:1 (Jul. 1991), pp. 148-151.
15Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 47, No. 5, Aug. 2002, p. 41.
16C. F. Gottlieb et al., "Interstitial Microwave Hyperthermia Applicators having Submillimetre Diameters", Int. J. Hyperthermia, vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 707-714, 1990.
17C. H. Durney et al., "Antennas for Medical Applications", Antenna Handbook: Theory Application and Design, p. 24-40, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988 New York, V.T. Lo, S.W. Lee.
18Carbonell et al., "Comparison of the Gyrus PlasmaKinetic Sealer and the Valleylab LigaSure™ Device in the Hemostasis of Small, Medium, and Large-Sized Arteries" Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 2003.
19Carus et al., "Initial Experience With The LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System in Abdominal Surgery" Innovations That Work, Jun. 2002.
20Chicharo et al., "A Sliding Goertzel Algorithm" Aug. 1996 DOS pp. 283-297 Signal Processing, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Amsterdam, NL, vol. 52, No. 3.
21Chou, C.K., (1995) "Radiofrequency Hyperthermia in Cancer Therapy," Chapter 941n Biologic Effects of Nonionizing Electromagnetic Fields, CRC Press, Inc., pp. 1424-1428.
22Chung et al., "Clinical Experience of Sutureless Closed Hemorrhoidectomy with LigaSure™" Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, vol. 46, No. 1, Jan. 2003.
23Cosman et al., "Methods of Making Nervous System Lesions" In William RH, Rengachary SS (eds): Neurosurgery, New York: McGraw•Hill, vol. 111, (1984), pp. 2490-2499.
24Cosman et al., "Radiofrequency Lesion Generation and its Effect on Tissue Impedence", Applied Neurophysiology, 51:230-242, 1988.
25Cosman et al., "Theoretical Aspects of Radiofrequency Lesions in the Dorsal Root Entry Zone" Neurosurgery 15:(1984), pp. 945-950.
26Crawford et al., "Use of the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System in Urologic Cancer Surger" Grand Rounds In Urology 1999, vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 10-17.
27Dulemba et al., "Use of a Bipolar Electrothermal Vessel Sealer in Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy" Sales/Product Literature; Jan. 2004.
28E. David Crawford, "Evaluation of a New Vessel Sealing Device in Urologic Cancer Surgery" Sales/Product Literature 2000.
29E. David Crawford, "Use of a Novel Vessel Sealing Technology in Management of the Dorsal Veinous Complex" Sales/Product Literature 2000.
30Esterline Product Literature, "Light Key: Visualize a Virtual Keyboard. One With No Moving Parts", 4 pages.
31Esterline Product Literature, "Light Key: Visualize a Virtual Keyboard. One With No Moving Parts", Nov. 1, 2003; 4 pages.
32Esterline, "Light Key Projection Keyboard" 2004 Advanced Input Systems, located at: <http://www.advanced-input.com/lightkey> last visited on Feb. 10, 2005.
33European Search Report EP 03721482 dated Feb. 6, 2006.
34European Search Report EP 04009964 dated Jul. 28, 2004.
35European Search Report EP 04013772 dated Apr. 11, 2005.
36European Search Report EP 04015980 dated Nov. 3, 2004.
37European Search Report EP 04015981.6 dated Oct. 25, 2004.
38European Search Report EP 04027314 dated Mar. 31, 2005.
39European Search Report EP 04027479 dated Mar. 17, 2005.
40European Search Report EP 04027705 dated Feb. 10, 2005.
41European Search Report EP 04710258 dated Oct. 15, 2004.
42European Search Report EP 04752343.6 dated Jul. 31, 2007.
43European Search Report EP 04778192.7 dated Jul. 1, 2009.
44European Search Report EP 05002027.0 dated May 12, 2005.
45European Search Report EP 05002769.7 dated Jun. 19, 2006.
46European Search Report EP 05013463.4 dated Oct. 7, 2005.
47European Search Report EP 05013895 dated Oct. 21, 2005.
48European Search Report EP 05014156.3 dated Jan. 4, 2006.
49European Search Report EP 05016399 dated Jan. 13, 2006.
50European Search Report EP 05017281 dated Nov. 24, 2005.
51European Search Report EP 05019130.3 dated Oct. 27, 2005.
52European Search Report EP 05019882 dated Feb. 16, 2006.
53European Search Report EP 05020665.5 dated Feb. 27, 2006.
54European Search Report EP 05020666.3 dated Feb. 27, 2006.
55European Search Report EP 05021025.1 dated Mar. 13, 2006.
56European Search Report EP 05021197.8 dated Feb. 20, 2006.
57European Search Report EP 05021777 dated Feb. 23, 2006.
58European Search Report EP 05021779.3 dated Feb. 2, 2006.
59European Search Report EP 05021780.1 dated Feb. 23, 2006.
60European Search Report EP 05021935 dated Jan. 27, 2006.
61European Search Report EP 05021936.9 dated Feb. 6, 2006.
62European Search Report EP 05021937.7 dated Jan. 23, 2006.
63European Search Report EP 05021939 dated Jan. 27, 2006.
64European Search Report EP 05021944.3 dated Jan. 25, 2006.
65European Search Report EP 05022350.2 dated Jan. 30, 2006.
66European Search Report EP 05023017.6 dated Feb. 24, 2006.
67European Search Report EP 05025423.4 dated Jan. 19, 2007.
68European Search Report EP 05025424 dated Jan. 30, 2007.
69European Search Report EP 05810523 dated Jan. 29, 2009.
70European Search Report EP 06000708.5 dated May 15, 2006.
71European Search Report EP 06002279.5 dated Mar. 30, 2006.
72European Search Report EP 06005185.1 dated May 10, 2006.
73European Search Report EP 06005540 dated Sep. 24, 2007.
74European Search Report EP 06006717.0 dated Aug. 11, 2006.
75European Search Report EP 06006961 dated Oct. 22, 2007.
76European Search Report EP 06006963 dated Jul. 25, 2006.
77European Search Report EP 06008779.8 dated Jul. 13, 2006.
78European Search Report EP 06009435 dated Jul. 13, 2006.
79European Search Report EP 06010499.9 dated Jan. 29, 2008.
80European Search Report EP 06014461.5 dated Oct. 31, 2006.
81European Search Report EP 06018206.0 dated Oct. 20, 2006.
82European Search Report EP 06019768 dated Jan. 17, 2007.
83European Search Report EP 06020574.7 dated Oct. 2, 2007.
84European Search Report EP 06020583.8 dated Feb. 7, 2007.
85European Search Report EP 06020584.6 dated Feb. 1, 2007.
86European Search Report EP 06020756.0 dated Feb. 16, 2007.
87European Search Report EP 06022028.2 dated Feb. 13, 2007.
88European Search Report EP 06023756.7 dated Feb. 21, 2008.
89European Search Report EP 06024122.1 dated Apr. 16, 2007.
90European Search Report EP 06024123.9 dated Mar. 6, 2007.
91European Search Report EP 06025700.3 dated Apr. 12, 2007.
92European Search Report EP 07000885.9 dated May 15, 2007.
93European Search Report EP 07001480.8 dated Apr. 19, 2007.
94European Search Report EP 07001481.6 dated May 2, 2007.
95European Search Report EP 07001485.7 dated May 23, 2007.
96European Search Report EP 07001488.1 dated Jun. 5, 2007.
97European Search Report EP 07001489.9 dated Dec. 20, 2007.
98European Search Report EP 07001491 dated Jun. 6, 2007 •.
99European Search Report EP 07001527.6 dated May 18, 2007.
100European Search Report EP 07007783.9 dated Aug. 14, 2007.
101European Search Report EP 07008207.8 dated Sep. 13, 2007.
102European Search Report EP 07009026.1 dated Oct. 8, 2007.
103European Search Report EP 07009028 dated Jul. 16, 2007.
104European Search Report EP 07009029.5 dated Jul. 20, 2007.
105European Search Report EP 07009321.6 dated Aug. 28, 2007.
106European Search Report EP 07009322.4 dated Jan. 14, 2008.
107European Search Report EP 07010672.9 dated Oct. 16, 2007.
108European Search Report EP 07010673.7 dated Oct. 5, 2007.
109European Search Report EP 07013779.9 dated Oct. 26, 2007.
110European Search Report EP 07015191.5 dated Jan. 23, 2007.
111European Search Report EP 07015601.3 dated Jan. 4, 2007.
112European Search Report EP 07015602.1 dated Dec. 20, 2007.
113European Search Report EP 07018375.1 dated Jan. 8, 2008.
114European Search Report EP 07018821 dated Jan. 14, 2008.
115European Search Report EP 07019173.9 dated Feb. 12, 2008.
116European Search Report EP 07019174.7 dated Jan. 29, 2008.
117European Search Report EP 07019178.8 dated Feb. 12, 2008.
118European Search Report EP 07020283.3 dated Feb. 5, 2008.
119European Search Report EP 07253835.8 dated Dec. 20, 2007.
120European Search Report EP 08001019 dated Sep. 23, 2008.
121European Search Report EP 08004975 dated Jul. 24, 2008.
122European Search Report EP 08006731.7 dated Jul. 29, 2008.
123European Search Report EP 08006733 dated Jul. 7, 2008.
124European Search Report EP 08006734.1 dated Aug. 18, 2008.
125European Search Report EP 08006735.8 dated Jan. 8, 2009.
126European Search Report EP 08011282 dated Aug. 14, 2009.
127European Search Report EP 08011705 dated Aug. 20, 2009.
128European Search Report EP 08012829.1 dated Oct. 29, 2008.
129European Search Report EP 08015842 dated Dec. 5, 2008.
130European Search Report EP 08019920.1 dated Mar. 27, 2009.
131European Search Report EP 08169973.8 dated Apr. 6, 2009.
132European Search Report EP 09156861.8 dated Aug. 4, 2009.
133European Search Report EP 09161502.1 dated Sep. 2, 2009.
134European Search Report EP 09166708 dated Oct. 15, 2009.
135European Search Report EP 98300964.8 dated Dec. 13, 2000.
136European Search Report EP 98944778 dated Nov. 7, 2000.
137European Search Report EP 98958575.7 dated Oct. 29, 2002.
138Geddes et al., "The Measurement of Physiologic Events by Electrical Impedence" Am. J. MI, Jan. Mar. 1964, pp. 16-27.
139Goldberg et al., "Image-guided Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation: Challenges and Opportunities—Part I", (2001) J Vasc. Interv. Radiol, vol. 12, pp. 1021-1032.
140Goldberg et al., "Tissue Ablation with Radiofrequency: Effect of Probe Size, Gauge, Duration, and Temperature on Lesion Volume" Acad Radio (1995) vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 399-404.
141H. Schwarzmaier et al., "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Microwave Induced Tissue Heating" Dept. of Laser Medicine & Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology; Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany; Dec. 8, 1994; pp. 729-731.
142Heniford et al., "Initial Results with an Electrothermal Bipolar Vessel Sealer" Surgical Endoscopy (2001) 15:799-801.
143Herman at al., "Laparoscopic Intestinal Resection With the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System: A Case Report" Innovations That Work, Feb. 2002.
144Ian D. McRury et al., The Effect of Ablation Sequence and Duration on Lesion Shape Using Rapidly Pulsed Radiofrequency Energy Through Electrodes, Feb. 2000, Springer Netherlands, vol. 4; No. 1, pp. 307-320.
145International Search Report PCT/US01/11218 dated Aug. 14, 2001.
146International Search Report PCT/US01/11224 dated Nov. 13, 2001.
147International Search Report PCT/US01/11340 dated Aug. 16, 2001.
148International Search Report PCT/US01/11420 dated Oct. 16, 2001.
149International Search Report PCT/US02/01890 dated Jul. 25, 2002.
150International Search Report PCT/US02/11100 dated Jul. 16, 2002.
151International Search Report PCT/US03/09483 dated Aug. 13, 2003.
152International Search Report PCT/US03/22900 dated Dec. 2, 2003.
153International Search Report PCT/US03/37110 dated Jul. 25, 2005.
154International Search Report PCT/US03/37111 dated Jul. 28, 2004.
155International Search Report PCT/US03/37310 dated Aug. 13, 2004.
156International Search Report PCT/US04/13273 dated Dec. 15, 2004.
157International Search Report PCT/US04/15311 dated Jan. 12, 2004.
158International Search Report PCT/US05/36168 dated Aug. 28, 2006.
159International Search Report PCT/US08/052460 dated Apr. 24, 2008.
160International Search Report PCT/US09/31658 dated Mar. 11, 2009.
161International Search Report PCT/US98/18640 dated Jan. 29, 1998.
162International Search Report PCT/US98/23950 dated Jan. 14, 1998.
163International Search Report PCT/US99/24869 dated Feb. 11, 2000.
164International Search Report PCT/USO4/04685 dated Aug. 27, 2004.
165Jarrett et al., "Use of the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System for Peri-Hilar Vessels in Laparoscopic Nephrectomy" Sales/Product Literature 2000.
166Johnson et al., "Evaluation of a Bipolar Electrothermal Vessel Sealing Device in Hemorrhoidectomy" Sales/Product Literature, Jan. 2004.
167Johnson, "Evaluation of the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System in Hemorrhoidectormy" American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinic La Congress Poster (2000).
168Johnson, "Use of the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System in Bloodless Hemorrhoidectomy" Innovations That Work, Mar. 2000.
169Joseph G. Andriole M.D. et al., "Biopsy Needle Characteristics Assessed in the Laboratory", Radiology 148: 659-662, Sep. 1983.
170Joseph Ortenberg, "LigaSure™ System Used in Laparoscopic 1st and 2nd Stage Orchiopexy" Innovations That Work, Nov. 2002.
171K. Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, Prentice-HaII, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1970.
172Kennedy et al., "High-burst-strength, feedback-controlled bipolar vessel sealing" Surgical Endoscopy (1998) 12: 876-878.
173Kopans, D.B. et al., (Nov. 1985) "Spring Hookwire Breast Lesion Localizer: Use with Rigid-Compression. Mammographic Systems," Radiology 157(2):537-538.
174Koyle et al., "Laparoscopic Palomo Varicocele Ligation in Children and Adolescents" Pediatric Endosurgery & Innovative Techniques, vol. 6, No. 1, 2002.
175LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System, the Seal of Confidence in General , Gynecologic, Urologic, and Laparaoscopic Surgery, Sales/Product Literature, Jan. 2004.
176Livraghi et al., (1995) "Saline-enhanced RF Tissue Ablation in the Treatment of Liver Metastases", Radiology, pp. 205-210.
177Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, "Compact Directional Microwave Antenna for Localized Heating," NASA Tech Briefs, Mar. 2008.
178M. A. Astrahan, "A Localized Current Field Hyperthermia System for Use with 192-Iridium Interstitial Implants" Medical Physics. 9(3), May/Jun. 1982.
179Magdy F. Iskander et al., "Design Optimization of Interstitial Antennas", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 36, No. 2, Feb. 1989, pp. 238-246.
180McGahan et al., (1995) "Percutaneous Ultrasound-guided Radiofrequency Electrocautery Ablation of Prostate Tissue in Dogs", Acad Radiol, vol. 2, No. 1: pp. 61-65.
181McLellan et al., "Vessel Sealing for Hemostasis During Pelvic Surgery" Int'l Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Figo World Congress 2000, Washington, DC.
182MDTECH product literature (Dec. 1999) "FlexStrand": product description, 1 page.
183MDTECH product literature (Mar. 2000) I'D Wire: product description, 1 page.
184Medtrex Brochure "The O.R. Pro 300" 1 page, Sep. 1998.
185Michael Choti, "Abdominoperineal Resection with the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System and LigaSure™ Atlas 20 cm Open Instrument" Innovations That Work, Jun. 2003.
186Muller et al., "Extended Left Hemicolectomy Using the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System" Innovations That Work. LJ, Sep. 1999.
187Murakami, R. et al., (1995). "Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Value of Percutaneous Microwave Coagulation," American Journal of Radiology (AJR) 164:1159-1164.
188Ni Wei et al., "A Signal Processing Method for the Coriolis Mass Flowmeter Based on a Normalized . . . " Journal of Applied Sciences.Yingyong Kexue Xuebao, Shangha CN, vol. 23, No. 2:(2005·03); pp. 160-184.
189Ogden, "Goertzel Alternative to the Fourier Transform" Jun. 1993 pp. 485-487 Electronics World; Reed Business Publishing, Sutton, Surrey, BG, vol. 99, No. 9, 1687.
190Olsson M.D. et al., "Radical Cystectomy in Females" Current Surgical Techniques in Urology, vol. 14, Issue 3, 2001.
191Organ, L W., "Electrophysiologic Principles of Radiofrequency Lesion Making" Appl. Neurophysiol, vol. 39: pp. 69-76 (1976/77).
192P.R. Stauffer et al., "Interstitial Heating Technologies", Thermoradiotheray and Thermochemotherapy (1995) vol. I, Biology, Physiology, Physics, pp. 279-320.
193Palazzo et al., "Randomized clinical trial of LigaSure™ versus open haemorrhoidectomy" British Journal of Surgery 2002,89,154-157 "Innovations in Electrosurgery" Sales/Product Literature; Dec. 31, 2000.
194Paul G. Horgan, "A Novel Technique for Parenchymal Division During Hepatectomy" The American Journal of Surgery, vol. 181, No. 3, Oapril 2001, pp. 236-237.
195Peterson et al., "Comparison of Healing Process Following Ligation with Sutures and Bipolar Vessel Sealing" Surgical Technology International (2001).
196R. Gennari et al., (Jun. 2000) "Use of Technetium-99m-Labeled Colloid Albumin for Preoperative and Intraoperative Localization of Non palpable Breast Lesions," American College of Surgeons. 190(6):692-699.
197Reidenbach, (1995) "First Experimental Results with Special Applicators for High-Frequency Interstitial Thermotherapy", Society Minimally Invasive Therapy, 4(Suppl 1):40 (Abstr).
198Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. Brochure, "Kleppinger Bipolar Forceps & Bipolar Generator" 3 pages, Jan. 1989.
199Rothenberg et al., "Use of the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children" Int'l Pediatric Endosurgery Group (I Peg) 2000.
200S. Humphries Jr. et al., "Finite·Element Codes To Model Electrical Heating And Non·Linear Thermal Transport in Biological Media", Proc. ASME HTD-355, 131 (1997).
201Sayfan et al., "Sutureless Closed Hemorrhoidectomy: A New Technique" Annals of Surgery, vol. 234, No. 1, Jul. 2001, pp. 21-24.
202Sengupta et al., "Use of a Computer-Controlled Bipolar Diathermy System in Radical Prostatectomies and Other Open Urological Surgery" ANZ Journal of Surgery (2001) 71.9 pp. 538-540.
203Sigel et al., "The Mechanism of Blood Vessel Closure by High Frequency Electrocoagulation" Surgery Gynecology & Obstetrics, Oct. 1965 pp. 823-831.
204Solbiati et al., (2001) "Percutaneous Radio-frequency Ablation of Hepatic Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: Long-term Results in 117 Patients", Radiology, vol. 221, pp. 159-166.
205Strasberg et al., "Use of a Bipolar Vassel-Sealing Device for Parenchymal Transection During Liver Surgery" Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol. 6, No. 4, Jul./Aug. 2002 pp. 569-574.
206Stuart W. Young, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging—Basic Principles, Raven Press, New York, 1984.
207Sugita et al., "Bipolar Coagulator with Automatic Thermocontrol" J. Neurosurg., vol. 41, Dec. 1944, pp. 777-779.
208Sylvain Labonte et al., "Monopole Antennas for Microwave Catheter Ablation", IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 44, No. 10, pp. 1832-1840, Oct. 1995.
209T. Matsukawa et al., "Percutaneous Microwave Coagulation Therapy in Liver Tumors", Acta Radiologica, vol. 38, pp. 410-415, 1997.
210T. Seki et al., (1994) "Ultrasonically Guided Percutaneous Microwave Coagulation Therapy for Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma," Cancer 74(3):817·825.
211U.S. Appl. No. 08/136,098, filed Oct. 14, 1993.
212U.S. Appl. No. 08/483,742, filed Jun. 7, 1995.
213U.S. Appl. No. 12/401,268, filed Mar. 10, 2009.
214U.S. Appl. No. 12/416,583, filed Apr. 1, 2009.
215U.S. Appl. No. 12/423,609, filed Apr. 14, 2009.
216U.S. Appl. No. 12/436,231, filed May 6, 2009.
217U.S. Appl. No. 12/436,237, filed May 6, 2009.
218U.S. Appl. No. 12/436,239, filed May 6, 2009.
219U.S. Appl. No. 12/472,831, filed May 27, 2009.
220U.S. Appl. No. 12/475,082, filed May 29, 2009.
221U.S. Appl. No. 12/476,960, filed Jun. 2, 2009.
222Urologix, Inc.-Medical Professionals: Targis™ Technology (Date Unknown). "Overcoming the Challenge" located at: <http://www.urologix.com!medicaUtechnology.html > last visited on Apr. 27, 2001, 3 pages.
223Urrutia et al., (1988). "Retractable-Barb Needle for Breast Lesion Localization: Use in 60 Cases," Radiology 169(3):845-847.
224ValleyLab Brochure, "Electosurgery: A Historical Overview", Innovations in Electrosurgery, 1999.
225Valleylab Brochure, "Reducing Needlestick Injuries in the Operating Room" 1 page, Mar. 2001.
226Valleylab Brochure, "Valleylab Electroshield Monitoring System" 2 pages, Nov. 1995.
227Vallfors et al., "Automatically Controlled Bipolar Electrocoagulation—‘COA-COMP’" Neurosurgical Review 7:2-3 (1984) pp. 187-190.
228W. Scott Helton, "LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System: Revolutionary Hemostasis Product for General Surgery" Sales/Product Literature 1999.
229Wald et al., "Accidental Burns", JAMA, Aug. 16, 1971, vol. 217, No. 7, pp. 916-921.
230Walt Boyles, "Instrumentation Reference Book", 2002, Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 262-264.
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US8156632Apr 29, 2011Apr 17, 2012Tyco Healthcare Group LpThermal and electrical conductivity probes and methods of making the same
US8317703Feb 17, 2011Nov 27, 2012Vivant Medical, Inc.Energy-delivery device including ultrasound transducer array and phased antenna array, and methods of adjusting an ablation field radiating into tissue using same
US8323275May 10, 2011Dec 4, 2012Vivant Medical, Inc.Laparoscopic port with microwave rectifier
US8376948Feb 17, 2011Feb 19, 2013Vivant Medical, Inc.Energy-delivery device including ultrasound transducer array and phased antenna array
US8398626Nov 17, 2011Mar 19, 2013Covidien AgElectrosurgical system employing multiple electrodes
US8473077Jan 4, 2013Jun 25, 2013Covidien LpPerfused core dielectrically loaded dipole microwave antenna probe
US8480665Apr 30, 2012Jul 9, 2013Covidien LpCool tip junction
US8486057Aug 7, 2012Jul 16, 2013Covidien LpTissue impedance measurement using a secondary frequency
US8491580Oct 22, 2012Jul 23, 2013Covidien LpTargeted cooling of deployable microwave antenna and methods of use
US8512329Jul 2, 2012Aug 20, 2013Covidien LpMicrowave antenna assembly having a dielectric body portion with radial partitions of dielectric material
US8523854Aug 28, 2012Sep 3, 2013Covidien LpMicrowave antenna
US8535340Sep 21, 2011Sep 17, 2013Covidien LpMethods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback
US8535341Sep 21, 2011Sep 17, 2013Covidien LpMethods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback
US8568407Dec 11, 2012Oct 29, 2013Covidien LpSurface ablation antenna with dielectric loading
US8628527Dec 11, 2012Jan 14, 2014Covidien LpDirective window ablation antenna with dielectric loading
US8636664Oct 22, 2012Jan 28, 2014Covidien LpEnergy-delivery device including ultrasound transducer array and phased antenna array, and methods of adjusting an ablation field radiating into tissue using same
US8655454Jul 18, 2013Feb 18, 2014Covidien LpTargeted cooling of deployable microwave antenna with cooling chamber
US8667674Jun 5, 2012Mar 11, 2014Covidien LpSurface ablation process with electrode cooling methods
US8745846Sep 20, 2011Jun 10, 2014Covidien LpMethod of manufacturing handheld medical devices including microwave amplifier unit
US8745854Nov 7, 2011Jun 10, 2014Covidien LpMethod for constructing a dipole antenna
US8747402Jan 17, 2012Jun 10, 2014Covidien LpElectrical conductivity probes for measuring attributes of tissue
US8795268Aug 30, 2013Aug 5, 2014Covidien LpMicrowave antenna
US8801709Jul 2, 2012Aug 12, 2014Covidien LpEndoscopic instrument for tissue identification
US8832927Jan 17, 2012Sep 16, 2014Covidien LpMethod of manufacturing surgical antennas
US8847830Oct 8, 2013Sep 30, 2014Covidien LpMicrowave ablation antenna radiation detector
US8852180Apr 22, 2013Oct 7, 2014Covidien LpSystem and method for monitoring ablation size
US8870860Aug 9, 2011Oct 28, 2014Covidien LpMicrowave antenna having a coaxial cable with an adjustable outer conductor configuration
US8888771Jul 15, 2011Nov 18, 2014Covidien LpClip-over disposable assembly for use with hemostat-style surgical instrument and methods of manufacturing same
US8894640Mar 8, 2013Nov 25, 2014Covidien LpOptical detection of interrupted fluid flow to ablation probe
US8894641Oct 28, 2013Nov 25, 2014Covidien LpSystem and method for monitoring ablation size
US8906008May 22, 2012Dec 9, 2014Covidien LpElectrosurgical instrument
US8945113Apr 5, 2012Feb 3, 2015Covidien LpElectrosurgical tissue ablation systems capable of detecting excessive bending of a probe and alerting a user
US8956350Oct 29, 2013Feb 17, 2015Covidien LpThermal feedback systems and methods of using the same
US8968297Jul 19, 2011Mar 3, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave and RF ablation system and related method for dynamic impedance matching
US8968300Dec 11, 2012Mar 3, 2015Covidien LpElectrosurgical devices having dielectric loaded coaxial aperture with distally positioned resonant structure
US8969722Aug 29, 2012Mar 3, 2015Covidien LpThermally tuned coaxial cable for microwave antennas
US8974450Feb 3, 2011Mar 10, 2015Covidien LpSystem and method for ablation procedure monitoring using electrodes
US8992413May 31, 2011Mar 31, 2015Covidien LpModified wet tip antenna design
US9017328May 2, 2013Apr 28, 2015Covidien LpPolyp encapsulation system and method
US9023025Sep 20, 2011May 5, 2015Covidien LpHandheld medical devices including microwave amplifier unit at device handle
US9023026Jan 14, 2013May 5, 2015Covidien LpArticulating ablation device and method
US9024237Sep 29, 2009May 5, 2015Covidien LpMaterial fusing apparatus, system and method of use
US9028482Jul 19, 2011May 12, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave and RF ablation system and related method for dynamic impedance matching
US9033970Sep 20, 2011May 19, 2015Covidien LpHandheld medical devices including microwave amplifier unit at device handle
US9039692Sep 20, 2011May 26, 2015Covidien LpHandheld medical devices including microwave amplifier unit at device handle
US9039693Sep 20, 2011May 26, 2015Covidien LpHandheld medical devices including microwave amplifier unit at device handle
US9044254Mar 15, 2013Jun 2, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same
US9066681Mar 15, 2013Jun 30, 2015Covidien LpMethods and systems for enhancing ultrasonic visibility of energy-delivery devices within tissue
US9113888May 14, 2012Aug 25, 2015Covidien AgElectrosurgical system employing multiple electrodes and method thereof
US9113891Nov 18, 2014Aug 25, 2015Covidien LpClip-over disposable assembly for use with hemostat-style surgical instrument and methods of manufacturing same
US9113930Jan 5, 2012Aug 25, 2015Covidien LpAblation systems, probes, and methods for reducing radiation from an ablation probe into the environment
US9113931Jan 6, 2012Aug 25, 2015Covidien LpSystem and method for treating tissue using an expandable antenna
US9113932Jul 23, 2014Aug 25, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave antenna with choke
US9119648Jan 6, 2012Sep 1, 2015Covidien LpSystem and method for treating tissue using an expandable antenna
US9121774Jun 21, 2013Sep 1, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave thermometry for microwave ablation systems
US9127989Jun 21, 2013Sep 8, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave thermometry for microwave ablation systems
US9151680Jun 21, 2013Oct 6, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave thermometry for microwave ablation systems
US9168178May 22, 2012Oct 27, 2015Covidien LpEnergy-delivery system and method for controlling blood loss from wounds
US9192308Mar 27, 2012Nov 24, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave-shielded tissue sensor probe
US9192422Jul 19, 2011Nov 24, 2015Covidien LpSystem and method of matching impedances of an electrosurgical generator and/or a microwave generator
US9192426Mar 15, 2013Nov 24, 2015Covidien LpAblation device having an expandable chamber for anchoring the ablation device to tissue
US9192437Oct 22, 2012Nov 24, 2015Covidien LpNarrow gauge high strength choked wet tip microwave ablation antenna
US9192439Jun 3, 2013Nov 24, 2015Covidien LpMethod of manufacturing a surgical instrument
US9192440Jul 18, 2013Nov 24, 2015Covidien LpElectrosurgical devices with choke shorted to biological tissue
US9192441Jan 28, 2014Nov 24, 2015Covidien LpEnergy-delivery device including ultrasound transducer array and phased antenna array, and methods of adjusting an ablation field radiating into tissue using same
US9198721Dec 9, 2014Dec 1, 2015Covidien LpElectrosurgical instrument
US9198724Apr 8, 2011Dec 1, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave tissue dissection and coagulation
US9198725Mar 17, 2015Dec 1, 2015Covidien LpMicrowave antenna with choke
US9247992Mar 15, 2013Feb 2, 2016Covidien, LPMicrowave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same
US9247993Mar 15, 2013Feb 2, 2016Covidien, LPMicrowave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same
US9247994Jul 28, 2015Feb 2, 2016Covidien LpAblation systems, probes, and methods for reducing radiation from an ablation probe into the environment
US9259269Mar 15, 2013Feb 16, 2016Covidien LpMicrowave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same
US9271788Mar 29, 2013Mar 1, 2016Cividien LPAblation devices with adjustable radiating section lengths, electrosurgical systems including same, and methods of adjusting ablation fields using same
US9271792Dec 22, 2014Mar 1, 2016Covidien LpPeripheral switching device for microwave energy platforms
US9276367Mar 8, 2013Mar 1, 2016Covidien LpMethod of manurfacturing an electromagnetic energy delivery device
US9305682Jan 23, 2015Apr 5, 2016Covidien LpThermally tuned coaxial cable for microwave antennas
US9332959Mar 15, 2013May 10, 2016Covidien LpMethods and systems for enhancing ultrasonic visibility of energy-delivery devices within tissue
US9364278Apr 30, 2012Jun 14, 2016Covidien LpLimited reuse ablation needles and ablation devices for use therewith
US9370314Jul 31, 2014Jun 21, 2016Covidien LpEndoscopic instrument for tissue identification
US9370392Jul 16, 2013Jun 21, 2016Covidien LpHeat-sensitive optical probes
US9370398Mar 15, 2013Jun 21, 2016Covidien LpMicrowave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same
US9370399Oct 15, 2013Jun 21, 2016Covidien LpFlow rate monitor for fluid cooled microwave ablation probe
US9375198Jun 23, 2015Jun 28, 2016Covidien LpMethods and systems for enhancing ultrasonic visibility of energy-delivery devices within tissue
US9375252Jul 24, 2013Jun 28, 2016Covidien LpAdjustable length and/or exposure electrodes
US9375274Jan 5, 2012Jun 28, 2016Covidien LpAblation systems, probes, and methods for reducing radiation from an ablation probe into the environment
US9375280Oct 28, 2015Jun 28, 2016Covidien LpMicrowave antenna with cooling system
US9379444Jun 10, 2014Jun 28, 2016Covidien LpMethod for constructing a dipole antenna
US9381059Apr 5, 2011Jul 5, 2016Covidien LpElectrically-insulative hinge for electrosurgical jaw assembly, bipolar forceps including same, and methods of jaw-assembly alignment using fastened electrically-insulative hinge
US9439712Jun 18, 2013Sep 13, 2016Covidien LpHeat-distribution indicators, thermal zone indicators, electrosurgical systems including same and methods of directing energy to tissue using same
US9492190Feb 9, 2011Nov 15, 2016Covidien LpTissue dissectors
US9504524Jul 16, 2013Nov 29, 2016Covidien LpTissue impedance measurement using a secondary frequency
US9522033Sep 4, 2013Dec 20, 2016Covidien LpDevices and methods for optical detection of tissue contact
US9522042Jan 29, 2016Dec 20, 2016Covidien LpAblation systems, probes, and methods for reducing radiation from an ablation probe into the environment
US9526568Aug 27, 2013Dec 27, 2016Covidien LpDrug-delivery device for use with ablation device
US9526569Nov 30, 2015Dec 27, 2016Covidien LpElectrosurgical instrument
US9566111Oct 27, 2015Feb 14, 2017Covidien LpAblation device having an expandable chamber for anchoring the ablation device to tissue
US9572625Jun 21, 2016Feb 21, 2017Covidien LpFlow rate monitor for fluid cooled microwave ablation probe
US9579150Apr 8, 2011Feb 28, 2017Covidien LpMicrowave ablation instrument with interchangeable antenna probe
US9597151Jan 19, 2015Mar 21, 2017Covidien LpElectrosurgical tissue ablation systems and methods capable of detecting excessive bending of a probe and alerting a user
US9597232Oct 22, 2015Mar 21, 2017Covidien LpEnergy-delivery system and method for controlling blood loss from wounds
US9610122Mar 28, 2014Apr 4, 2017Covidien LpStep-down coaxial microwave ablation applicators and methods for manufacturing same
US9625395Sep 29, 2014Apr 18, 2017Covidien LpMicrowave ablation antenna radiation detector
US20110073594 *Sep 29, 2009Mar 31, 2011Vivant Medical, Inc.Material Fusing Apparatus, System and Method of Use
USD680220Jan 12, 2012Apr 16, 2013Coviden IPSlider handle for laparoscopic device
USD740946Dec 30, 2014Oct 13, 2015The Spectranetics CorporationRadiopaque tape
USD742520Dec 30, 2014Nov 3, 2015The Spectranetics CorporationRadiopaque tape
USD742521Dec 30, 2014Nov 3, 2015The Spectranetics CorporationRadiopaque tape
USD742522Dec 30, 2014Nov 3, 2015The Spectranetics CorporationRadiopaque tape
USD748266Dec 30, 2014Jan 26, 2016The Spectranetics CorporationRadiopaque tape
USD755385 *Sep 20, 2013May 3, 2016Kobold, LlcBrachytherapy template
USD755964 *Nov 6, 2014May 10, 2016Pfm Medical AgMedical device
USD761953 *Jan 16, 2014Jul 19, 2016Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbhDrencher hook
USD775331 *Mar 2, 2015Dec 27, 2016Covidien LpHand-held antenna system
USD780312 *Dec 31, 2014Feb 28, 2017Biomedical Enterprises, Inc.Orthopedic implant sizing device
USD784536Apr 4, 2016Apr 18, 2017Pfm Medical AgMedical device
USRE46362Jun 25, 2015Apr 11, 2017Covidien LpTwin sealing chamber hub
Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD24/140, D24/133, D24/147