Ultrasonic curved blade

  • US 6,682,544 B2
  • Filed: 09/11/2002
  • Issued: 01/27/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An ultrasonic instrument comprising:

  • an outer tube defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end and a distal end;

    an actuation member positioned within the outer tube;

    a vibration coupler positioned within the outer tube, the vibration coupler having a distal end and a proximal end;

    a jaw member extending from the distal end of the vibration coupler;

    a clamp pivotally mounted adjacent the distal end of the outer tube, the clamp being movable in relation to the jaw member between open and clamped positions, the clamp including a camming member which operatively engages the actuation member such that movement of the actuation member pivots the clamp between the open and clamped positions.

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