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William D Richards, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical fastener. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, June 2, 1987: US04669473 (724 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener having at least one head portion and a filament portion arranged in a T configuration, wherein at least one end of the said at least one head portion is sharply pointed, so that when that head portion is implanted in body tissue, the head portion will attach itself secu ...


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Philip R Lichtman: Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 7, 1994: US05318589 (554 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 (539 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 (378 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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George P Honkanen, John C Strahan, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical cannula. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, April 7, 1987: US04655752 (337 worldwide citation)

A surgical cannula having a first seal member having a substantially conical shape and an opening at the tip thereof, and a second seal member having a substantially conical shape and a slit at the tip thereof, whereby (a) when an instrument is inserted into the cannula, the instrument can pass thro ...


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Philip R Lichtman: Handle mechanism for manual instruments. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, May 3, 1994: US05308357 (296 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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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. Seedling Enterprises, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, March 27, 2001: US06206876 (273 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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Philip R Lichtman: Surgical instrument. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 18, 1997: US05611813 (232 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 (200 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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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. Seedling Enterprises, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, June 13, 2000: US06074389 (160 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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