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Broadwin Alan, Vassallo Charles, Logan Joseph N, Hornlein Robert W: Apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis.. Cavitron, April 5, 1989: EP0310431-A2 (595 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having a vibratable tip (22) for ultrasonically disintegrating tissue in a surgical procedure and for aspirating the disintegrated tissue and fluid away from the surgical site (12) through an opening (24) in the tip. A connection (42) to the electrosurgical unit provides for delivery of ...


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Hiltebrandt Siegfried: Coagulating devices. November 18, 1975: US3920021 (565 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to devices for coagulating animal tissue by means of high frequency current. Such devices are known to include two electrodes connectable to sources of high frequency alternating current at different potentials, and the coagulating current flows between these electrodes after ...


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Hill Wolfram, Dornhof Konstantin: High frequency surgical apparatus with tracking of impedance measurement. Berchtold & Co Geb, April 22, 1998: EP0836868-A2 (505 worldwide citation)

The HF surgical instrument (21) with a HF generator (11), is connectable with at least one active electrode (12) output (13) and at least one neutral electrode (14) - output (15), at which at least one part neutral electrode (14a) of a neutral electrode pair (14a,14b) can be connected. The individua ...


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Whipple Gary: Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having force-limiting clamping mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 14, 1999: EP0908152-A1 (500 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical clamp coagulator apparatus is configured to effect cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue by cooperation of a clamping mechanism of the apparatus with an associated ultrasonic end-effector. In order to limit the force with which tissue is clamped between a clamp arm of t ...


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Yates David C, Williamson Warren P Iv: Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 1996: EP0741996-A2 (482 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism for ensuring proper sequential usage of a surgical instrument is provided for an instrument utilizing a tissue treating energy, particularly a tissue heating energy, such as, for example, electrosurgical, ultrasonic, thermal, laser, infrared light, or other heating energies. One ...


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Sakurai Tomohisa, Hatta Shinji, Karasawa Masaru, Tsukagoshi Takeshi, Shiga Akira, Yasunaga Koji, Yamamiya Hiroyuki, Nakamura Takeaki: Chargeable battery type medical treatment apparatus. Olympus Optical, October 17, 2000: JP2000-287987 (470 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To make charging a battery with electricity possible while sterilized condition of a tool for surgery is kept and the battery is mounted in the tool for surgery. SOLUTION: High frequency electric current is applied on electricity transmitting coil 44 on the outer periphery of a ...


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Long Gary L, Freeman Lynetta J, Knodel Bryan D: Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 7, 1999: EP0888749-A1 (437 worldwide citation)

In the present invention, a cordless capacitively coupled electrosurgical instrument is adapted to receive electrosurgical energy from a specially designed trocar or trocar adapter. In one embodiment of the present invention, a capacitively coupled electrosurgical instrument includes a handle, an el ...


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Scott E Manzo, Justin Krom: Robotic tool with wristed monopolar electrosurgical end effectors. Intuitive Surgical Operations, November 2, 2010: US07824401 (381 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use with a robotic surgical system is described. The instrument includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. An electrically live wrist member is disposed at the distal end of the shaft. An electrocautery end effector is mounted to the wrist member. An ...


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Broadwin Alan, Kleesattel Claus: Improved resonator for surgical handpiece.. Valleylab, July 4, 1990: EP0376562-A2 (372 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic resonant vibrator comprising an ultrasonic vibration magnetostrictive transducer (1) and a resonant member (2,3) having a proximal end and a distal end for transmitting ultrasonic vibrations to an operating member (3) which is part of the resonant structure. The vibrator comprises an i ...


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Delahuerga Louis, Stoddard Robert Bryant, Klicek Michael Steve: Gas coagulation device.. Valleylab, September 18, 1991: EP0447121-A2 (371 worldwide citation)

A device for enhancing the safety and efficiency of a hand-operated electrosurgical pencil having an electrode 2 with a distal end 2 min defining a tip for cutting or coagulating biological tissue, which device 10 comprises a nose piece adapted to be mounted about said electrode and containing condu ...