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1. (WO2013154921) SWITCH ARRANGEMENTS FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
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Pub. No.: WO/2013/154921 International Application No.: PCT/US2013/035364
Publication Date: 17.10.2013 International Filing Date: 05.04.2013
IPC:
A61B 17/32 (2006.01) ,A61B 18/12 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
32
Surgical cutting instruments
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
04
by heating
12
by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
Applicants: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.[US/US]; 4545 Creek Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, US
Inventors: TIMM, Richard W.; US
PRICE, Daniel W.; US
KIRK, Jeffrey T.; US
VASQUEZ, Jose Domingo; US
DIETZ, Timothy G.; US
SMITH, Richard C.; US
ASHER, Ryan M.; US
ALDRIDGE, Jeffrey L.; US
DAVIS, Craig T.; US
HENRY, Emron J.; US
VOEGELE, James W.; US
JOHNSON, Gregory W.; US
Agent: JOHNSON, Philip S.; Johnson & Johnson One Johnson & Johnson Plaza New Brunswick, New Jersey 08933, US
Priority Data:
13/839,09315.03.2013US
61/621,87609.04.2012US
Title (EN) SWITCH ARRANGEMENTS FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
(FR) AGENCEMENTS D'INTERRUPTEURS POUR INSTRUMENTS CHIRURGICAUX À ULTRASONS
Abstract:
(EN) Switch assemblies for handheld ultrasonic surgical instruments. The switch assemblies may include a first switch arrangement that is operably supported on a forward portion of a handle housing of the surgical instrument and is selectively movable relative to at least one first switch contact. The switch assembles may further include a second switch arrangement that comprises at least one of a right switch button that is movably supported on a right side of the handle housing relative to at least one right contact and a left switch button that is movably supported on a left side of the handle housing that is selectively movable relative to at least one left contact.
(FR) La présente invention concerne des ensembles interrupteurs pour instruments chirurgicaux à ultrasons portatifs. Lesdits ensembles interrupteurs peuvent inclure un premier agencement d'interrupteur, soutenu de manière fonctionnelle sur une partie antérieure d'un boîtier de poignée de l'instrument chirurgical et sélectivement mobile par rapport à au moins un premier contact d'interrupteur. Lesdits ensembles interrupteurs peuvent également inclure un second agencement d'interrupteur comprenant un bouton droit soutenu de manière mobile sur un côté droit du boîtier de poignée par rapport à au moins un contact droit, et/ou un bouton gauche soutenu de manière mobile sur un côté gauche du boîtier de poignée et sélectivement mobile par rapport à au moins un contact gauche.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)