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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Methods and apparatus for ablation of luminal tissues. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 28, 1997: US05681282 (626 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe comprises a shaft having an electrode array disposed over a recessed surface at its distal end. The electrode array includes a plurality of isolated electrode terminals, and an electrosurgical power supply may be connected to the array via a connector at the distal end of th ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Methods and apparatus for surgical cutting. ArthroCare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697909 (623 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe comprises a shaft having an electrode array at its distal end and a connector at its proximal end. The array includes a plurality of isolated electrode terminals, and an electrosurgical power supply is provided with a multiplicity of independently limited or controlled curre ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697882 (565 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe (10) comprises a shaft (13) having an electrode array (58) at its distal end and a connector (19) at its proximal end for coupling the electrode array to a high frequency power supply (28). The shaft includes a return electrode (56) recessed from its distal end and enclosed ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697281 (465 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe (10) comprises a shaft (13) having an electrode array (12) at its distal end and a connector (19) at its proximal end for coupling the electrode array to a high frequency power supply (28). The shaft includes a return electrode (55, 56) recessed from its distal end and enclo ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697536 (465 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe (10) comprises a shaft (13) having an electrode array (12) at its distal end and a connector (19) at its proximal end for coupling the electrode array to a high frequency power supply (28). The shaft includes a return electrode (55, 56) recessed from its distal end and enclo ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Resecting loop electrode and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, September 22, 1998: US05810764 (428 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical resecting instrument is provided having a resecting loop electrode on the distal end of a shaft and coupled to a high frequency voltage source. The loop electrode is configured to fit within a working end of a resectoscope (discussed below) and to remove small portions of tissue ( ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for electrosurgical tissue canalization. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 4, 1997: US05683366 (428 worldwide citation)

A method for transmyocardial revascularization of the heart of a patient comprises introducing a probe (10) into the thoracic cavity through a percutaneous penetration, a thoracotomy or a sternotomy. An active electrode surface (58) is then positioned adjacent a wall of the patient's heart, e.g., th ...


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Ronald A Underwood, Terry S Davison, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Apparatus for electrosurgical spine surgery. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, September 4, 2001: US06283961 (426 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for selectively applying electrical energy to a target location within of a patient's body, particularly including tissue in the spine. The present invention applies high frequency (RF) electrical energy to one or more electrode terminals in th ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, May 23, 2000: US06066134 (410 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe (10) comprises a shaft (13) having an electrode array (58) at its distal end and a connector (19) at its proximal end for coupling the electrode array to a high frequency power supply (28). The shaft includes a return electrode (56) recessed from its distal end and enclosed ...