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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 (637 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: Methods and apparatus for ablation of luminal tissues. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 28, 1997: US05681282 (631 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: System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697882 (571 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: Method and apparatus for advancing catheters through occluded body lumens. Thapliyal and Eggers Partners, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 22, 1994: US05366443 (476 worldwide citation)

A catheter comprises a catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an electrode array disposed near the distal end. The electrode array includes a plurality of isolated electrode terminals. The electrode array and a common electrode are connected to a high frequency power supply, and the ...


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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 (470 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 (468 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: Thermal angioplasty catheter and method. Advanced Angioplasty Products, Townsend and Townsend, March 12, 1991: US04998933 (465 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a method and apparatus for selectively heating an atheromatous mass which partially or fully occludes a particular blood vessel. As a result, the occlusive mass is effectively softened or weakened, allowing the occlusive mass to be more readily recanalized by expansion of a b ...


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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 (431 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: Resecting loop electrode and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, September 22, 1998: US05810764 (431 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 ( ...