05273524 is referenced by 380 patents and cites 16 patents.

An electrosurgical device for laparoscopic use in tissue dissection and coagulation. The device includes a barrel member having a dissection tip at the distal end thereof that is connected to a source of electrical energy. An insulating sheath member surrounds the barrel member. The sheath member is movable between a first position wherein the distal end thereof extends distally beyond the dissection tip and a second position wherein the dissection tip extends distally beyond the distal end portion of the sheath member. The device includes means to flush and vacuum the surgical site. The device also includes pressure relief means to limit the internal pressure within the device.

Title
Electrosurgical device
Application Number
7/773401
Publication Number
5273524
Application Date
October 9, 1991
Publication Date
December 28, 1993
Inventor
Harry C Parkhurst
Cincinnati
OH, US
Edward J Biehle IV
Westchester
OH, US
Richard F Schwemberger
Cincinnati
OH, US
William D Fox
New Richmond
OH, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61N 1/30
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