04655215 is referenced by 227 patents and cites 17 patents.

A hand control for electrosurgical electrodes with the rocker arm current mode activating switch located near the front of the device. The activating switch allows a choice of coagulating current mode, cutting current mode, or neutral (no current mode). A three-position slide-locking mechanism allows the switch to be operated in one of three states: (1) complete freedom of choice of mode, (2) coagulating mode only, or (3) neutral (safety). A top-bottom symmetry and a sharp blade permit the device to be locked in the neutral position, inverted, and used as a conventional scalpel.

Title
Hand control for electrosurgical electrodes
Application Number
6/712271
Publication Number
4655215
Application Date
March 15, 1985
Publication Date
April 7, 1987
Inventor
Harold Pike
10 Hier La., Castle Rock, 80104
CO, US
Agent
Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost
IPC
A61B 17/36
View Original Source