Removable shroud for use with electrosurgery

  • US 5,836,944 A
  • Filed: 10/07/1996
  • Issued: 11/17/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A removable shroud for use with an electro-surgical unit (ESU) pencil apparatus wherein said shroud is adaptably fitted over an external surface of said ESU pencil apparatus, said shroud comprising:

  • a cylindrical shaped handpiece holder having a distal end, a proximal end and a lumen located between said proximal and distal ends wherein a portion of said cylindrical handpiece is cut away to expose said lumen and thereby provide means for accessing a handswitch contained on said ESU pencil apparatus when said ESU pencil apparatus is positioned within said shroud;

    a chute having a proximal end and a distal end located alongside a bottom length of said cylindrical handpiece wherein an interior of said chute opens into the lumen of said cylindrical handpiece near the distal end of said chute and the proximal end of said chute extends beyond the proximal end of said cylindrical handpiece; and

    a tapered nozzle located near the distal ends of said cylindrical handpiece and said chute.

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