US 10,376,303 B2
Electrosurgical electrode and instrument
Christopher Charles Benn, Bristol (GB)
Assigned to GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED, Cardiff (GB)
Filed on Oct. 15, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/515,239.
Claims priority of application No. 1318204.3 (GB), filed on Oct. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0105777 A1, Apr. 16, 2015
Int. Cl. A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 18/1402 (2013.01) [A61B 18/148 (2013.01); A61B 18/1482 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00601 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00607 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00625 (2013.01); A61B 2018/142 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1412 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1422 (2013.01); A61B 2218/007 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An electrode for an electrosurgical instrument, the electrode having a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a body portion at a first angle with respect to the longitudinal axis, the body portion increasing in width along an entirety of the body portion as the body portion extends distally along the longitudinal axis;
a hook portion extending from the body portion at a second angle to the longitudinal axis; and
a plurality of electrode apertures providing a suction lumen through the electrode, the plurality of electrode apertures comprising at least one hook aperture in the hook portion, and a plurality of body apertures in the body portion distributed around the body portion such that the plurality of body apertures in the body portion face different directions.