Controller and sterilizable head for a device for heating clips with shape memory

  • US 6,268,589 B1
  • Filed: 01/14/2000
  • Issued: 07/31/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A device for heating and closing heat-retractable shape memory clamps used in surgery applications, wherein the device includes a unit containing an electronic power and control circuit supplied with line current which is coupled with a heating unit, wherein the electronic power and control circuit comprises a current supplying circuit, a system controller, an adjustment circuit, and an automatic cut-out circuit coupled to said adjustment circuit, and wherein the electronic power and control circuit operates to deliver one of a plurality of different and predetermined quantities of heat corresponding to a different and predetermined configuration for the clamps.

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