05554172 is referenced by 126 patents and cites 17 patents.

An improved directed energy surgical method and assembly is disclosed. The method and assembly contemplate the application of a directed energy stream to tissue and the application of a liquid mist stream to the tissue to reduce or eliminate smoke at the surgical site. The invention may be advantageously implemented in an assembly having a surgical pencil for emitting the directed energy stream and liquid mist stream. The liquid mist stream is generated by the surgical pencil, preferably by atomizing a liquid stream supplied thereto (e.g., pressurized via jet atomization). The invention may be utilized in connection with conventional electrosurgical, laser surgery, ultrasound, and other techniques and devices.

Title
Directed energy surgical method and assembly
Application Number
8/437321
Publication Number
5554172
Application Date
May 9, 1995
Publication Date
September 10, 1996
Inventor
James L Brassell
Boulder
CO, US
Larry K Blankenship
Boulder
CO, US
Warren P Heim
Boulder
CO, US
Scott A Miller
Boulder
CO, US
Glenn A Horner
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross & McIntosh
Assignee
The Larren Corporation
CO, US
IPC
A61N 1/08
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