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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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Dennis J Denen, Philip E Eggers, Robert F Shaw, Albert E Weller III: Local in-device memory feature for electrically powered medical equipment. Hemostatix Corporation, Fish & Neave, March 21, 1995: US05400267 (561 worldwide citation)

A non-volatile memory disposed within electrically powered medical equipment is described. The non-volatile memory may be preprogrammed to store utilization limits and parametric data for the equipment. An external control module may be programmed to store the utilization history for the equipment i ...


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Jack C Cordis, Dennis J Denen, Philip E Eggers, John J Knittle, Raymond C Ramsey, Robert F Shaw: Electrosurgical apparatus employing constant voltage and methods of use. Hemostatic Surgery Corporation, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, December 5, 1995: US05472443 (546 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for use in performing electrosurgery, wherein a power supply supplies an electrosurgical instrument with a low voltage power signal having a substantially constant peak-to-peak voltage that is independent of the load impedance and which has a crest factor near unit ...


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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 (472 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 (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: Bi-polar electrosurgical endoscopic instruments and methods of use. Hemostatic Surgery Corporation, Nicola A Pisano, July 19, 1994: US05330471 (464 worldwide citation)

Endoscopic surgical instruments are provided that have bipolar electrodes on opposing movable members for passing a high frequency current through tissue for simulataneously severing or manipulating the tissue and causing hemostasis of the tissue. An electrically insulating material is interposed be ...


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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 (464 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 ...