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1. (WO1997015236) IMPROVED SURGICAL LASER HANDPIECE
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/015236 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/016373
Publication Date: 01.05.1997 International Filing Date: 15.10.1996
IPC:
A61B 17/24 (2006.01) ,A61B 18/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 18/20 (2006.01)
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
Applicants:
PLC MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. [US/US]; 10 Forge Park Franklin, MA 02038, US
Inventors:
NEGUS, Charles, Christopher; US
MORRELL, Scott, Andrew; US
LINHARES, Stephen, J.; US
Agent:
IANDIORIO, Joseph, S. ; Iandiorio & Teska 260 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02154, US
Priority Data:
08/548,26825.10.1995US
Title (EN) IMPROVED SURGICAL LASER HANDPIECE
(FR) PIECE A MAIN PERFECTIONNEE POUR CHIRURGIE LASER
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.
(FR) L'invention porte sur une pièce à main perfectionnée pour chirurgie laser comportant: un fût extérieur comprenant une chambre intérieure; un fût/zoom intérieur se déplaçant dans ladite chambre par rapport au fût extérieur; au moins un premier objectif placé dans le fût/zoom et propageant et focalisant un faisceau laser; et un élément de commande accessible depuis l'extérieur du fût extérieur et permettant de commander d'une seule main le déplacement du fût/zoom par rapport au fût extérieur pour faire varier la distance focale du faisceau laser.
Designated States: AU, CA, CN, JP, KR, RU
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1996074430