04936842 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 6 patents.

A disposable bipolar electrosurgical probe which can be readily applied to the tissue to be treated, then discarded. The probe comprises an elongated substrate member having a peripheral surface of dielectric material and a longitudinal axis extending between a working end and an attachment end. At least a pair of electrically isolated electrodes extend continuously on the peripheral surface of the substrate member between an active region at the working end and an electrical terminal region at the attachment end for quick connection and/or disconnection, respectively, to opposite poles of an RF generator. A handle with a quick disconnect mechanism is provided to physically support the probe and enable it to be selectively energized. The probes can be of a fail safe construction so as to assure that only a proper probe can be used for a desired treatment.

Title
Electrosurgical probe apparatus
Application Number
47666
Publication Number
4936842
Application Date
February 22, 1989
Publication Date
June 26, 1990
Inventor
Robert H Quint
Jamaica
NY, US
Claude E Petruzzi
Bronxville
NY, US
Michelle D Maxfield
Norwalk
CT, US
Dominick G Esposito
Mamaroneck
NY, US
Dawn M DeLemos
Cornwall
NY, US
Frank D D Amelio
Naugatuck
CT, US
Agent
Perman & Green
Assignee
Circon Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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