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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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Yates David C, Voegele James W, Kuhns Jesse, Nalagatla Anil, Williamson Warren P, Powell Darrel M: Improved electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1998: EP0878169-A1 (808 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing sur ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: An electrosurgical generator and system. Gyrus Medical, January 22, 1997: EP0754437-A2 (776 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system including an electrode assembly having two electrodes for use immersed in an electrically conductive fluid has a generator with control circuitry for rapidly reducing the delivered radio frequency output power by at least 50% within approximately 100 mu s, corresponding to ...


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Csaba Truckai, James A Baker, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 3, 2004: US06770072 (625 worldwide citation)

A working end of a surgical instrument that carries first and second jaws for delivering energy to tissue. In a preferred embodiment, at least one jaw of the working end defines a tissue-engagement plane that contacts the targeted tissue. The cross-section of the engagement plane reveals that it def ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen, Syrop Alain Nigel: An electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, June 23, 1999: EP0923907-A1 (595 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument for the treatment of tissue comprises an instrument shaft and an electrode assembly at the distal end of the shaft. The electrode assembly comprises an active electrode (11, 21) having a tissue treatment portion, a return electrode (12, 22) and an insulating member (14, ...


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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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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Laparoscopic surgical instrument.. Gyrus Medical, November 9, 1994: EP0623316-A1 (575 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical instrument which may be in the form of forceps or a cutter has, at the end of a hollow tube (10) for introduction through the body cavity wall, a housing (14A, 14B), a pair of pivotally mounted metallic jaws (12A, 12B), a reciprocable control rod (18) in the tube (10), and an ...


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Goble Nigel M, Goble Colin C O: Electrosurgical bipolar scissors. Gyrus Medical, June 26, 1996: EP0717966-A1 (572 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical cutting device comprises an instrument body (10), and first and second cutting blades (12,14) at least one of which is pivotally mounted on the body to execute a scissor action with respect to the other blade. Electrical supply conductors (24) associated with the body (10) supply ...


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Goble Nigel Mark, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Electrosurgical apparatus for laporoscopy and similar interventions.. Gyrus Medical, May 3, 1995: EP0650701-A1 (568 worldwide citation)

An electrode assembly (12) for an electrosurgical instrument has an elongate tubular shaft (12S) with electrodes (12E) mounted on a distal end and, on a proximal end of the shaft, means (12M) for detachably mounting the assembly in a handpiece (10) of the instrument. Electrical conductors (20) pass ...


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Goble Colin Charles Owen, Amoah Francis, Bedford Mark: Electrosurgery system and instrument. Gyrus Medical, September 13, 2000: EP1034747-A1 (566 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument has a handpiece, an elongate shaft (22) mounted to the handpiece and including electrical supply conductors (24, 26) and, located at the distal end of the shaft, an active electrode (12) and a return electrode (14). Housed at the distal end of the shaft is a frequency u ...