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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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Mark A Rydell: Surgical scissors with bipolar coagulation feature. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, October 4, 1994: US05352222 (454 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical scissors for use in open or endoscopic surgery has a pair of opposed blade members pivotally joined to one another and to the distal end of the scissors itself by a rivet which extends through a insulated bushing member. Each of the blade members comprises a blade support a ...


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Scott Manzo: Robotic tool with monopolar electro-surgical scissors. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend, February 7, 2006: US06994708 (419 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides robotic surgical instruments and systems that include electrosurgical cutting/shearing tools and methods of performing a robotic surgical procedure. The surgical instruments can advantageously be used in robotically controlled minimally invasive surgical operations. A ...


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John M Levin: Insulated surgical scissors. Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, October 27, 1998: US05827281 (357 worldwide citation)

An insulated surgical scissors, having a monopolar or a bipolar scissors construction, that can be used during laparoscopic, endoscopic and open surgery for cutting and coagulating tissue.


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Rydell Mark A: Surgical scissors with bipolar coagulation feature.. Everest Medical, December 1, 1993: EP0572131-A1 (354 worldwide citation)

A surgical scissors (10) for use in endoscopic surgery allows both mechanical cutting and RF coagulation. The scissors blades (60, 62) are mounted on the distal end of an elongated rigid tube (12) dimensioned to fit through a working lumen of an endoscope or a trocar. The blades (60, 62) are a compo ...


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John P Measamer, Robert L Koch Jr, Narinderjit S Sambi: Curved laparoscopic scissor having arcs of curvature. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 2, 2001: US06168605 (343 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical scissors for cutting tissue is disclosed. The laparoscopic surgical scissors has a handle body assembly having an actuation member moveable toward and away from the handle body assembly. An elongated shaft having a proximal and a distal end that define a longitudinal axis is ...


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David J Parins, Lee L Swanstrom: Surgical scissors with bipolar distal electrodes. Everest Medical Corporation, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, June 1, 1999: US05908420 (338 worldwide citation)

A surgical scissors instrument having disposed at its distal end two bipolar electrode structures which function to coagulate tissue immediately prior to its being severed by scissor action. The instrument comprises a first scissors blade having a distal end and a second scissors blade having a dist ...


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Shon D Steger, Stephen M Herrington, Brian S Schumacher, Kevin T Stone, Jeffrey A Duncan: Method and apparatus for bone fracture fixation. Walter Lorenz Surgical, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 30, 2006: US07052499 (281 worldwide citation)

An elongated plate for coupling severed bone regions comprising at least one bridge region, the at least one bridge region terminating in at least two bone fixation regions. The at least two bone fixation regions each contain at least one aperture for receiving a suitable fastening device for securi ...


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John Joseph Weidenbenner: Surgical handpiece. Storz Instrument Company, Grant D Kang, February 23, 1999: US05873885 (278 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling a plurality of ophthalmic microsurgical instruments is disclosed. Particularly, the present invention includes an ophthalmic surgical handpiece, such as an intraocular surgical scissors or forceps which is powered by an electric stepper motor. The handpiece converts the rota ...


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Michael Evremonde Bisch, Bruce Robert Cochran, Christopher Michael Eberhardt, Jeffery Alan Knight, John Alan Ritter: Surgical system providing automatic reconfiguration. Bausch & Lomb Surgical, Grant D Kang, Rita D Vacca, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedell, December 7, 1999: US05997528 (240 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling a plurality of ophthalmic microsurgical instruments connected thereto. The microsurgical instruments are for use by a user such as a surgeon in performing ophthalmic surgical procedures. The system includes a data communications bus and a user interface connected to the data ...