05935144 is referenced by 221 patents and cites 10 patents.

An ultrasonic surgical instrument is described for use in medical procedures to, for example, dissect or cut living organic tissue. The ultrasonic surgical instrument includes an outer sheath, a waveguide, and an improved acoustic isolation element. The acoustic isolation element is bonded to both the ultrasonic waveguide and the interior surface of the outer sheath, creating an acoustic isolation seal. The improved acoustic isolation element seals the distal end of the ultrasonic instrument, substantially improving its ability to reduce or eliminate penetration by liquids or other contaminants during, for example, soaking or steam autoclave sterilization.

Title
Double sealed acoustic isolation members for ultrasonic
Application Number
9/58088
Publication Number
5935144
Application Date
April 9, 1998
Publication Date
August 10, 1999
Inventor
Brian Estabrook
Foxboro
MA, US
Agent
Bernard Shay
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
O61B 17/32
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