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Philip R Lichtman: Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 7, 1994: US05318589 (568 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided that comprises two coaxial tubes mounted for relative telescoping motion, and a unitary jaw piece of springy material affixed to the remote end of one of said tubes and having two jaws normally biased apart to a selected open position. The other one of said tubes is ...


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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. MicroSurge, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, July 15, 1997: US05647871 (548 worldwide citation)

A cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue. In one embodiment, the electrode includes an internal cavity in which a cooling medium such as water is contained. The internal cavity is closed at the distal en ...


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John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman, Erie May: Endoscopic surgical tool with handle and detachable tool assembly. Microsurge, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, December 26, 1995: US05478351 (385 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool comprises a detachable tool assembly and tool actuating handle. The tool assembly comprises a tool such as scissors having jaws pivotably mounted via a pivot pin to an inner extension. An outer sleeve around the extension carries a drive pin which engages the tool. The actuating hand ...


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Philip R Lichtman: Handle mechanism for manual instruments. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, May 3, 1994: US05308357 (299 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with a scissors-type handle mechanism is provided, with the handle mechanism being characterized by first and second handle members and a toggle linkage coupled to the handle members adapted to lock the handle members in a closed position.


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Philip R Lichtman: Surgical instrument. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 18, 1997: US05611813 (241 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided of the type having first and second telescoping shafts, a jaw assembly comprising two jaws carried by the front end of the first shaft, and a novel handle mechanism, and connecting member for connecting the rear ends of the two shafts to the novel handle mechanism, ...


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Philip R Lichtman: Surgical instrument. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, April 15, 1997: US05620459 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided of the type having first and second telescoping shafts, a jaw assembly comprising two jaws carried by the front end of the first shaft, and a novel handle mechanism, and connecting member for connecting the rear ends of the two shafts to the novel handle mechanism, ...


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John C Meade, John C Baccus: Reusable endoscopic surgical instrument. MicroSurge, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, May 5, 1998: US05746759 (106 worldwide citation)

A reusable endoscopic surgical instrument includes a tool assembly and a detachable handle. The tool assembly consists of an outer sleeve to which a surgical jaw assembly such as scissors or graspers is mounted. An inner extension is mounted inside the sleeve and is longitudinally translatable with ...


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John C Meade, John C Baccus: Reuseable endoscopic surgical instrument. Microsurge, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, March 19, 1996: US05499992 (106 worldwide citation)

A reusable endoscopic surgical instrument includes a tool assembly and a detachable handle. The tool assembly consists of an outer sleeve to which a surgical jaw assembly such as scissors or graspers is mounted. An inner extension is mounted inside the sleeve and is longitudinally translatable with ...


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Nayantara Bhatta: Surgical instrument. Microsurge, Hayes Soloway Hennessey & Hage, September 15, 1992: US05147356 (100 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a surgical instrument having a pair of opposed jaw members, at least one of which jaw members is moveable with respect to the other jaw member. A cutting and/or cauterizing heat source such as a hot wire element and/or laser transmission fiber is carried on at least one of the ...


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John C Meade, John C Baccus: Reusable endoscopic surgical instrument. Microsurge, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, July 27, 1999: US05928255 (97 worldwide citation)

A reusable endoscopic surgical instrument includes a tool assembly and a detachable handle. The tool assembly consists of an outer sleeve to which a surgical jaw assembly such as scissors or graspers is mounted. An inner extension is mounted inside the sleeve and is longitudinally translatable with ...