05620456 is referenced by 77 patents and cites 16 patents.

An obturator assembly for penetrating body tissue, includes a handle assembly having a finger-actuated trigger member, a sleeve member connected to and extending from the handle assembly, an obturator shaft at least partially positioned within the sleeve member and engageable with the finger-actuated trigger member of the handle assembly and a cutting mechanism supported by the distal end portion of the obturator shaft. The cutting mechanism is deployable for cutting action upon movement of the trigger member. A method of using the obturator assembly is also disclosed.

Title
Trocar assembly
Application Number
8/546168
Publication Number
5620456
Application Date
October 20, 1995
Publication Date
April 15, 1997
Inventor
Thomas A Tiberio
Webster
NY, US
Mark A Bovard
Palmyra
NY, US
Roger J Greenwald
Holley
NY, US
Jude S Sauer
Pittsford
NY, US
Agent
Cumpston & Shaw
Assignee
Lasersurge
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/34
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