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Title:
ULTRASONIC SURGICAL APPARATUS AND SILICON WAVEGUIDE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREOF
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/020097
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Ultrasound surgical apparatus are disclosed, including: medical ultrasound handpieces with proximally mounted ultrasound radiators configured to create a distally-focused beam of ultrasound energy, in combination with distal guide members for control of focal point depth; medical ultrasound handpieces with proximally mounted ultrasound radiators configured to create a distally-focused beam of ultrasound energy, in combination with distal rolling members for manipulability and control of focal point depth; medical ultrasound handpiece assemblies with coupled end effectors providing a probe with a probe dilation region configured to have an average outside diameter that is equal to or greater than the average outside diameter of a probe tip and neck; as well as junctions to an ultrasonically inactive probe sheath; medical ultrasound handpiece assemblies with coupled end effectors having positionable, ultrasonically inactive probe sheath ends slidably operable to both cover and expose at least a probe tip; and ultrasound transducer cores including a transducing structure affixed to a longitudinally elongated, generally planar, single crystal or polycrystalline material waveguide.

Inventors:
DIETZ TIMOTHY G (US)
DANNAHER WILLIAM D (US)
HOUSER KEVIN L (US)
OLSON WILLIAM A (US)
RHEE SORA (US)
STULEN FOSTER B (US)
WILLIS JOHN W (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2010/045622
Publication Date:
April 07, 2011
Filing Date:
August 16, 2010
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Assignee:
ETHICON ENDO SURGERY INC (US)
DIETZ TIMOTHY G (US)
DANNAHER WILLIAM D (US)
HOUSER KEVIN L (US)
OLSON WILLIAM A (US)
RHEE SORA (US)
STULEN FOSTER B (US)
WILLIS JOHN W (US)
International Classes:
A61M37/00; A61K41/00; A61N7/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2007140331A22007-12-06
WO2002081025A12002-10-17
Foreign References:
US6036661A2000-03-14
FR2926731A12009-07-31
US20020077550A12002-06-20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KREGER, Verne, E. et al. (One Johnson & Johnson PlazaNew Brunswick, NJ, US)
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