US Patent No: 7,892,230

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Electrosurgical device having planar vertical electrode and related methods

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Electrosurgical methods and apparatus for the controlled ablation of tissue from a target site of a patient. The instrument includes a shaft having proximal and distal end portion and a planar active electrode on the distal end portion; a return electrode arranged on the shaft spaced from the active electrode; at least one electrical connector extending through the shaft that connects the active electrode with a high frequency power supply; and an aspiration lumen within the shaft having a distal opening. The active electrode is arranged vertically or perpendicular to the tissue treatment surface. The planar electrode may include one or more apertures.

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ARTHROCARE CORPORATIONAUSTIN, TX258

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Woloszko, Jean Mountain View, CA 165 7688

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ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (114)
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5,178,620 Thermal dilatation catheter and method 352 1991
5,366,443 Method and apparatus for advancing catheters through occluded body lumens 410 1992
5,419,767 Methods and apparatus for advancing catheters through severely occluded body lumens 310 1993
5,681,282 Methods and apparatus for ablation of luminal tissues 531 1995
5,697,909 Methods and apparatus for surgical cutting 502 1995
5,697,281 System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 467 1995
5,683,366 System and method for electrosurgical tissue canalization 461 1995
5,697,882 System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 555 1995
6,024,733 System and method for epidermal tissue ablation 198 1995
5,902,272 Planar ablation probe and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 256 1996
5,810,764 Resecting loop electrode and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 391 1996
5,843,019 Shaped electrodes and methods for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 288 1996
5,697,536 System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 455 1996
5,860,951 Systems and methods for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 209 1996
5,873,855 Systems and methods for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 238 1996
5,766,153 Methods and apparatus for surgical cutting 306 1996
5,888,198 Electrosurgical system for resection and ablation of tissue in electrically conductive fluids 289 1996
5,891,095 Electrosurgical treatment of tissue in electrically conductive fluid 325 1996
6,312,408 Electrosurgical probe for treating tissue in electrically conductive fluid 166 1996
5,871,469 System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 288 1997
6,179,824 System and methods for electrosurgical restenosis of body lumens 173 1997
6,159,194 System and method for electrosurgical tissue contraction 251 1997
6,105,581 Electrosurgical systems and methods for treating the spine 157 1997
6,210,402 Methods for electrosurgical dermatological treatment 199 1997
6,228,078 Methods for electrosurgical dermatological treatment 207 1997
6,109,268 Systems and methods for electrosurgical endoscopic sinus surgery 212 1997
6,183,469 Electrosurgical systems and methods for the removal of pacemaker leads 198 1998
6,190,381 Methods for tissue resection, ablation and aspiration 304 1998
6,277,112 Methods for electrosurgical spine surgery 193 1998
6,355,032 Systems and methods for selective electrosurgical treatment of body structures 238 1998
6,391,025 Electrosurgical scalpel and methods for tissue cutting 187 1998
6,063,079 Methods for electrosurgical treatment of turbinates 174 1998
6,142,992 Power supply for limiting power in electrosurgery 257 1998
6,235,020 Power supply and methods for fluid delivery in electrosurgery 287 1998
6,363,937 System and methods for electrosurgical treatment of the digestive system 221 1998
6,047,700 Systems and methods for electrosurgical removal of calcified deposits 171 1998
6,102,046 Systems and methods for electrosurgical tissue revascularization 199 1998
6,224,592 Systems and methods for electrosurgical tissue treatment in conductive fluid 301 1998
6,086,585 System and methods for electrosurgical treatment of sleep obstructive disorders 123 1998
6,117,109 Systems and methods for electrosurgical incisions on external skin surfaces 174 1998
6,066,134 Method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 266 1998
6,179,836 Planar ablation probe for electrosurgical cutting and ablation 226 1998
6,296,638 Systems for tissue ablation and aspiration 203 1998
6,149,620 System and methods for electrosurgical tissue treatment in the presence of electrically conductive fluid 261 1999
6,159,208 System and methods for electrosurgical treatment of obstructive sleep disorders 160 1999
6,203,542 Method for electrosurgical treatment of submucosal tissue 172 1999
6,264,652 Electrosurgical systems for treating tissue 190 1999
6,309,387 Systems and methods for electrosurgical skin resurfacing 153 1999
7,201,750 System for treating articular cartilage defects 90 1999
6,283,961 Apparatus for electrosurgical spine surgery 340 1999
6,238,391 Systems for tissue resection, ablation and aspiration 244 1999
6,254,600 Systems for tissue ablation and aspiration 175 1999
6,296,636 Power supply and methods for limiting power in electrosurgery 276 1999
6,632,220 Systems for electrosurgical tissue treatment in conductive fluid 132 1999
6,632,193 Systems and methods for electrosurgical tissue treatment 243 2000
6,322,549 Systems and methods for electrosurgical treatment of tissue in the brain and spinal cord 174 2000
6,416,507 Method for treating articular cartilage defects 146 2000
6,416,508 Methods for electrosurgical tissue treatment in conductive fluid 206 2000
6,379,351 Electrosurgical method for the removal of pacemaker leads 163 2000
6,929,640 Methods for electrosurgical tissue contraction within the spine 147 2000
6,749,604 Electrosurgical instrument with axially-spaced electrodes 121 2000
7,131,969 Systems and methods for electrosurgical treatment of obstructive sleep disorders 142 2000
6,432,103 System for electrosurgical treatment of submucosal tissue 166 2000
6,482,201 Systems and methods for tissue resection, ablation and aspiration 172 2000
6,602,248 Methods for repairing damaged intervertebral discs 194 2000
7,070,596 Electrosurgical apparatus having a curved distal section 138 2000
6,468,274 Systems and methods for treating spinal pain 155 2000
7,179,255 Methods for targeted electrosurgery on contained herniated discs 226 2000
6,589,237 Electrosurgical apparatus and methods for treating tissue 171 2001
6,770,071 Bladed electrosurgical probe 151 2001
6,974,453 Dual mode electrosurgical clamping probe and related methods 150 2001
6,837,887 Articulated electrosurgical probe and methods 134 2002
7,186,234 Electrosurgical apparatus and methods for treatment and removal of tissue 106 2002
6,837,888 Electrosurgical probe with movable return electrode and methods related thereto 202 2002
2003/0208,196 Control system for limited-use device 72 2002
2003/0088,245 Methods and apparatus for electrosurgical ventriculostomy 81 2002
7,004,941 Systems and methods for electrosurigical treatment of obstructive sleep disorders 100 2002
6,920,883 Methods and apparatus for skin treatment 135 2002
6,949,096 Electrosurgical ablation and aspiration apparatus having flow directing feature and methods related thereto 129 2003
6,991,631 Electrosurgical probe having circular electrode array for ablating joint tissue and systems related thereto 137 2003
2003/0171,743 Systems and method for electrosurgically promoting blood flow to tissue 89 2003
2003/0158,545 Methods and apparatus for treating back pain 113 2003
2003/0212,396 Systems and methods for electrosurgical incisions on external skin surfaces 71 2003
7,192,428 Systems for epidermal tissue ablation 88 2003
7,094,215 Systems and methods for electrosurgical tissue contraction 116 2003
7,104,986 Intervertebral disc replacement method 98 2003
7,217,268 Method for electrosurgical tissue treatment near a patient's heart 100 2003
7,090,672 Method for treating obstructive sleep disorder includes removing tissue from the base of tongue 123 2003
6,960,204 Electrosurgical method using laterally arranged active electrode 104 2003
2004/0116,922 Methods and apparatus for treating intervertebral discs 114 2003
RE40156 Methods for repairing damaged intervertebral discs 107 2003
2004/0127,893 Methods for visualizing and treating intervertebral discs 109 2003
2004/0230,190 Electrosurgical apparatus and methods for tissue treatment and removal 126 2004
2006/0178,670 Rotary electrosurgical apparatus and methods thereof 108 2004
2005/0004,634 Methods for electrosurgical treatment of spinal tissue 133 2004
2005/0119,650 Electrosurgical method and apparatus for removing tissue within a bone body 85 2004
2005/0234,439 Method for treating obstructive sleep disorder includes removing tissue from base of tongue 63 2005
2005/0261,754 Methods and apparatus for treating back pain 67 2005
2005/0251,134 Apparatus and methods for electrosurgical ablation and resection of target tissue 81 2005
2006/0259,025 Conductive fluid bridge electrosurgical apparatus 99 2005
2006/0036,237 Devices and methods for selective orientation of electrosurgical devices 84 2005
2005/0288,665 Electrosurgical device having planar vertical electrode and related methods 118 2005
2006/0095,031 Selectively controlled active electrodes for electrosurgical probe 105 2005
7,169,143 Methods for electrosurgical tissue treatment in electrically conductive fluid 95 2005
2007/0106,288 Electrosurgical apparatus with fluid flow regulator 46 2005
2007/0161,981 Electrosurgical method and systems for treating glaucoma 58 2006
2007/0213,700 Electrosurgical method and system for treating foot ulcer 48 2006
2007/0208,334 Internally located return electrode electrosurgical apparatus, system and method 54 2006
2006/0253,117 Systems and methods for electrosurgical treatment of obstructive sleep disorders 88 2006
2007/0149,966 Electrosurgical Apparatus and Methods for Treatment and Removal of Tissue 70 2007
2007/0208,335 Internally Located Return Electrode Electrosurgical Apparatus, System and Method 57 2007
2007/0179,497 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTROSURGICAL CUTTING AND ABLATION 69 2007
2007/0282,323 HARD TISSUE ABLATION SYSTEM 68 2007
 
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5,571,100 Electrosurgical apparatus 403 1994
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6,210,405 Under water treatment 76 1998
6,234,178 Electrosurgical instrument 152 1999
6,228,081 Electrosurgery system and method 279 1999
6,780,180 Electrosurgical instrument 182 2000
6,491,690 Electrosurgical instrument 134 2000
2002/0029,036 Electrosurgical generator and system 195 2001
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5,562,503 Bipolar adaptor for electrosurgical instrument 91 1994
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5,571,101 Electrosurgical electrode for DCR surgical procedure 27 1995
5,683,386 Electrosurgical electrode for nail spicule removal procedure 34 1995
5,695,495 Electrosurgical electrode for sclerotherapy 56 1995
5,630,812 Electrosurgical handpiece with locking nose piece 55 1995
5,683,387 Electrosurgical electrode for skin grafting 37 1996
5,733,282 Nasal surgical procedure using electrosurgical apparatus and novel electrode 20 1996
6,387,093 Radio frequency tongue base electrode 10 1999
6,530,924 Electrosurgical tonsilar and adenoid electrode 18 2000
6,572,613 RF tissue penetrating probe 20 2001
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (11)
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SOMNUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (11)
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5,823,197 Method for internal ablation of turbinates 92 1997
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (9)
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5,217,457 Enhanced electrosurgical apparatus 524 1992
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5,277,201 Endometrial ablation apparatus and method 721 1992
5,496,312 Impedance and temperature generator control 803 1993
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6,280,441 Apparatus and method for RF lesioning 187 1997
6,530,922 Cluster ablation electrode system 188 2000
 
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5,098,431 RF ablation catheter 278 1990
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GYRUS MEDICAL, INC. (7)
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ORATEC INTERVENTIONS, INC. (5)
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American Cardiac Ablation Co., Inc. (4)
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Symbiosis Corporation (3)
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