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1. (WO2001000100) CUTTING BLADE FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/000100    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2000/000876
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 30 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A61B 17/32
A61B 18/20
A61B 18/22
Applicants: DRUKKER INTERNATIONAL BV
GODFRIED, Herman, Philip
SPAAIJ, Paulus, Gerardus, Hendrikus, Maria
DE VILLIERS, Christopher, Murray
Inventors: GODFRIED, Herman, Philip
SPAAIJ, Paulus, Gerardus, Hendrikus, Maria
Title: CUTTING BLADE FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT
Abstract:
A cutting blade for a surgical instrument comprising a body formed of diamond, a cutting edge (16), and refracting means (12) through which laser radiation entering the body of the cutting blade is refracted away from a focal point. The cutting blade also includes a reflective surface (14) having a generally parabolic shape formed within the body of the cutting blade which is positioned to reflect laser radiation entering the cutting blade through the refracting means towards the cutting edge of the blade.