04343308 is referenced by 123 patents and cites 5 patents.

An electrosurgical grounding pad has a temperature sensor to prevent skin burns. A paraffin insulated conductor is embedded in a conducting gel medium so that before a burn-producing temperature exists, the insulation melts and connects the conductor to ground. An alarm detects the presence of the ground and alerts operating room personnel of the burn condition.

Title
Surgical ground detector
Application Number
6/157403
Publication Number
4343308
Application Date
June 9, 1980
Publication Date
August 10, 1982
Inventor
Robert D Gross
5427 6th St., Lubbock, 79416
TX, US
Agent
Wendell Coffee
IPC
A61B 17/39
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