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Radio Frequency Vessel Sealer with Hemostatic Biologic Port

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248805D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 105K

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Abstract

Add a port and lumen to an Advanced Energy device that allows the dispersion of a hemostatic biologic agent after the application of energy. This lumen could also be used to apply a hemostatic agent, an anti‚Äźadhesion agent or simply saline. This agent could be supplied with a cartridge or syringe that is paired with a port or dock on the handle of the Medical Device. The agent could be tinted with a fluorescing additive making the coverage of the agent visually identifiable.

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Radio Frequency Vessel Sealer with Hemostatic Biologic Port 

Add a port and lumen to an Advanced Energy device that allows the dispersion of a hemostatic biologic  agent after the application of energy. This lumen could also be used to apply a hemostatic agent, an  anti‐adhesion agent or simply saline. This agent could be supplied with a cartridge or syringe that is  paired with a port or dock on the handle of the Medical Device. The agent could be tinted with a  fluorescing additive making the coverage of the agent visually identifiable.   

Possible adjunct delivery methods: 

• Foaming applicator – a nozzle shaped to deliver a foamed fluid via pumping air through the fluid 

• Atomizer – a nozzle shaped to create an ultra‐fine mist of fluid 

• Spray – a nozzle shaped to spray (or stream) fluid  

• Thermal jet‐  a microchip with a series of tiny chambers, each containing a heater, all of which  are constructed by photolithography draw a droplet via surface tension  to each chamber, a  pulse of current is passed through the heating element causing a rapid vaporization of the ink in  the chamber to form a bubble, which causes a large pressure increase, propelling a droplet of  the fluid out 

Possible adjunct delivery locations: 

• Directly to the tissue without contact (spray, stream, atomization, thermal jet) 

• Onto the surface of the device to be used as an applicator (foam, drip) 

• Onto the internal surfaces of the jaws (spray, foam, thermal jet) 

 

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