05925043 is referenced by 204 patents and cites 6 patents.

An electrosurgical blade is provided having a ceramic coating which is conductive, flexible and provides a surface which inhibits the build up of charred tissue. These properties enable the electrosurgical blade to deliver controlled amounts of radio-frequency energy to tissue. The manufacturing process produces a coating of titanium nitride on a stainless steel blade which is amorphous, enabling the electrosurgical blade to bend with the blade in order to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures without damaging the coating. The electrosurgical blade can therefore be used to efficiently cut, coagulate, fulgurate and desiccate tissue. While the blade is primarily used in the monopolar mode, the present invention also encompasses at least two electrosurgical electrodes having the same ceramic coating as the electrosurgical blade, and used in the bipolar mode for coagulation. The coating can be applied on a variety of shapes of electrocautery instruments.

Title
Electrosurgical electrode with a conductive, non-stick coating
Application Number
8/846268
Publication Number
5925043
Application Date
April 30, 1997
Publication Date
July 20, 1999
Inventor
Don B Olsen
Salt Lake City
UT, US
B Ajit Kumar
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Thorpe North & Western L
Assignee
MedQuest Products
UT, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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