Global Patent Index - EP 1091701 A1

EP 1091701 A1 2001-04-18 - DEVICE FOR THE ABLATION OF TISSUE

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR THE ABLATION OF TISSUE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUR ABLATION VON GEWEBE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF D'ABLATION DE TISSUS

Publication

EP 1091701 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00931961 A

Priority

  • US 0011384 W
  • US 30205599 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0066014A1] This invention is a device (141) for the ablation of tissue with a source of RF energy, controls (13), a handle (142) sized to be grasped, and supported by the human hand. A single conductive needle (176) is disposed on the distal extremity of the handle. An edge card (156) is mounted in the handle, and has edge mounted contacts with circuitry connected thereto. An edge mount board connector (161) is mounted in the handle, and is removably secured to the edge mounted contacts of the edge card. A cable (163) is connected to the edge mount connector, coupled to the RF power supply, and controller. A second printed circuit board (172) is mounted in the handle in a spaced-apart position from the edge card. A flex cable (163) is physically and electrically connected to the edge card. The proximal extremity of the needle is secured to the printed circuit board, and makes electrical connections therewith.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 18/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B26D 7/08 (2006.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 18/14 (2013.01); A61B 18/1477 (2013.01); A61B 18/1402 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00178 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00196 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00327 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00577 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00797 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00821 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00988 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0066014A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0066014 A1 20001109; WO 0066014 A9 20020829; AU 4976100 A 20001117; CA 2336279 A1 20001109; EP 1091701 A1 20010418; JP 2002542876 A 20021217

INPADOC legal status


2003-02-26 [18W] WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20021127

2001-04-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20010118

2001-04-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-04-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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