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Penny Keith, Amoah Francis, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Electro surgical instrument and electrosurgical tool converter. Gyrus Medical, May 15, 2001: JP2001-128990 (814 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical tool converter capable of limiting the supply of energy to a place of a requesting tissue without giving an excessive damage to the tissue. SOLUTION: This electrosurgical instrument has coaxial inner and outer cyli ...


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Dworschak Manfred, Frei Gerhard, Mayenberger Rupert, Rothweiler Christoph, Weisshaupt Dieter: Scissor- or forceps-like surgical instrument. Aesculap Werke, December 5, 2001: EP1159926-A2 (811 worldwide citation)

The surgical scissors or tongs have 2 relatively pivoted arms (2,3) supporting tools at their ends which are coupled to respective poles of an external voltage source, the pivoted arms and their tools electrically insulated from one another. The voltage source is coupled to a 2-wire cable (10), asso ...


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Charles H Klieman, John M Stiggelbout, Bruce M Schena: Endoscopic instrument with detachable end effector. Charles H Klieman, Fish & Richardson P C P A, August 11, 1998: US05792165 (748 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a handle, barrel and detachable end effector is provided. The barrel is generally tubular, with one end being connected to the handle. The end effector is releasably attached to the other end of the barrel, with jaws which may be pivoted, rotated and operated independent ...


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John H Stevens: Endovascular aortic valve replacement. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, December 6, 1994: US05370685 (721 worldwide citation)

The subject invention relates to a valve replacement system together with methods of preparation and use, are provided for endovascular replacement of a heart valve in a host. The valve replacement system includes up to five components: (1) a prosthetic valve device, (2) a valve introducer device, ( ...


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Alan Broadwin, Charles Vassallo, Joseph N Logan, Robert W Hornlein: Method and apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis. Cavitron, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, June 5, 1990: US04931047 (721 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having a vibratable tip for ultrasonically disintegrating tissue in a surgical procedure and for aspirating the disintegrated tissue and fluids away from the surgical site through an opening in the tip. A connection to an electrosurgical unit provides for delivery of RF cutting current, ...


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Charles H Klieman, Bruce M Schena, John M Stiggelbout: Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery. Charles H Klieman, Fish & Richardson P C P A, December 10, 1996: US05582617 (692 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a handle, barrel and working end effector tip is provided. The barrel is generally tubular, with one end being releasably connected to the handle. The end effector is movably attached to the other end of the barrel, and may be positioned and operated independently throug ...


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Edward J Murry, Joseph F Brumbach: Valued device for controlling vacuum in surgery. Fibra Sonics, Hill Van Santen Steadman Chiara & Simpson, January 22, 1980: US04184510 (687 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for applying aspiration, irrigation, medication and ultrasonic power and dwell time to biotissue for surgery and treatment wherein the pressure for both aspirating and irrigating is precisely and accurately maintained by the use of a differential valve and a control reservoir wh ...


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Hooven Michael Dawson: Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means.. Ethicon, July 21, 1993: EP0552050-A2 (680 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical system which includes an instrument for carrying out a step i the procedure. The instrument is power operated and the system includes sensing means to control the operation of the instrument.


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David A Zieve, Michael S Klicek: Electrosurgical and ultrasonic surgical system. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, March 2, 1993: US05190517 (646 worldwide citation)

An electrical circuit system which provides electrical energy to a surgical apparatus having ultrasonic fragmentation, aspiration and electrosurgical coagulation capabilities, which system also includes an impedance sensing network and automatic feedback power output control to reduce RF power outpu ...


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Charles H Klieman, John M Stiggelbout, Bruce M Schena: Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery. Charles H Klieman, Fish & Richardson P C P A, October 6, 1998: US05817119 (639 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a handle, barrel and working end effector tip is provided. The barrel is generally tubular, with one end being releasably connected to the handle. The end effector is moveably attached to the other end of the barrel, and may be positioned and operated independently throu ...