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1. (AU1996074430) Improved surgical laser handpiece

Office : Australia
Application Number: 74430/96 Application Date: 15.10.1996
Publication Number: 1996074430 Publication Date: 10.07.1997
Publication Kind : A
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1996016373 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A61B 17/24
A61B 18/00
A61B 18/20
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
24
for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose; Tongue scrapers
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
18
by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves
20
using laser
CPC:
A61B 18/201
A61B 17/24
A61B 2218/008
Applicants: PLC Medical Systems, Inc.
Inventors: Linhares, Stephen J.
Morrell, Scott Andrew
Negus, Charles Christopher
Priority Data: 548268 25.10.1995 US
Title: (EN) Improved surgical laser handpiece
Abstract:
(EN) This invention is a surgical laser handpiece (20) comprising an outer barrel (22) having an inner chamber (64); an inner zoom barrel (62) movable in said chamber (64) relative to said outer barrel (22); at least a first lens (68) device in said zoom barrel (62) for propagating and focusing a laser beam; and a drive member externally accessible on said outer barrel (22) for moving said zoom barrel with one hand relative to said outer barrel (22) for varying the focus of the laser beam.
Also published as:
WO/1997/015236