GB2458329B - Applicator assembly for plasma sterilisation of body cavities - Google Patents

Applicator assembly for plasma sterilisation of body cavities

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GB2458329B
GB2458329B GB0804885.2A GB0804885A GB2458329B GB 2458329 B GB2458329 B GB 2458329B GB 0804885 A GB0804885 A GB 0804885A GB 2458329 B GB2458329 B GB 2458329B
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applicator assembly
body cavities
plasma sterilisation
sterilisation
plasma
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GB2458329A (en
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Christopher Paul Hancock
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Creo Medical Ltd
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Creo Medical Ltd
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Priority claimed from CN200880123007.5A external-priority patent/CN101918044B/en
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L2/00Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
    • A61L2/02Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor using physical phenomena
    • A61L2/14Plasma, i.e. ionised gases
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B18/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
    • A61B18/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating
    • A61B18/042Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating using additional gas becoming plasma
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/02Radiation therapy using microwaves
    • A61N5/04Radiators for near-field treatment
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
    • A61N5/00Radiation therapy
    • A61N5/06Radiation therapy using light
    • A61N5/0613Apparatus adapted for a specific treatment
    • A61N5/0624Apparatus adapted for a specific treatment for eliminating microbes, germs, bacteria on or in the body
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05HPLASMA TECHNIQUE; PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY-CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS; PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS
    • H05H1/00Generating plasma; Handling plasma
    • H05H1/24Generating plasma
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05HPLASMA TECHNIQUE; PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY-CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS; PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS
    • H05H1/00Generating plasma; Handling plasma
    • H05H1/24Generating plasma
    • H05H1/46Generating plasma using applied electromagnetic fields, e.g. high frequency or microwave energy
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B18/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
    • A61B18/18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B18/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
    • A61B18/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating
    • A61B18/12Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
    • A61B18/14Probes or electrodes therefor
    • A61B2018/1475Electrodes retractable in or deployable from a housing
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B90/00Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
    • A61B90/40Apparatus fixed or close to patients specially adapted for providing an aseptic surgical environment
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05HPLASMA TECHNIQUE; PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY-CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS; PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS
    • H05H1/00Generating plasma; Handling plasma
    • H05H1/24Generating plasma
    • H05H1/46Generating plasma using applied electromagnetic fields, e.g. high frequency or microwave energy
    • H05H2001/4607Microwave discharges
    • H05H2001/463Antennas or applicators
GB0804885.2A 2008-03-15 2008-03-15 Applicator assembly for plasma sterilisation of body cavities Active GB2458329B (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB0804885.2A GB2458329B (en) 2008-03-15 2008-03-15 Applicator assembly for plasma sterilisation of body cavities

Applications Claiming Priority (17)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB0804885.2A GB2458329B (en) 2008-03-15 2008-03-15 Applicator assembly for plasma sterilisation of body cavities
CN200880123007.5A CN101918044B (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Microwave plasms sterilisation system and applicators therefor
CA2741133A CA2741133C (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Microwave plasma sterilisation system and applicators therefor
ES08848251.8T ES2556231T3 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Plasma sterilization system using microwave applicators and for the same
CN201410389133.2A CN104174049B (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Adjustable applicator assembly and a plasma sterilization apparatus
US12/741,517 US8647585B2 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Microwave plasma sterilisation system and applicators therefor
EP08848251.8A EP2211916B1 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Microwave plasma sterilisation system and applicators therefor
PT88482518T PT2211916E (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Microwave plasma sterilisation system and applicators therefor
DK13156704.2T DK2599506T3 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Applicator for microwave plasma sterilization
EP13156704.2A EP2599506B1 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Applicator for microwave plasma sterilisation
DK08848251.8T DK2211916T3 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 MICROWAVE PLASMA STERILIZATION SYSTEM and applicators THEREOF
PCT/GB2008/003763 WO2009060213A1 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Microwave plasms sterilisation system and applicators therefor
ES13156704.2T ES2688300T3 (en) 2007-11-06 2008-11-06 Applicator for plasma sterilization by microwave
US14/072,422 US8900521B2 (en) 2007-11-06 2013-11-05 Microwave plasma sterilisation system and applicators therefor
US14/526,208 US9675716B2 (en) 2007-11-06 2014-10-28 Microwave plasma sterilisation system and applicators therefor
HK15103476.0A HK1202821A1 (en) 2007-11-06 2015-04-09 Manoeuvrable applicator assembly and plasma sterilisation apparatus
US15/585,911 US20170232122A1 (en) 2007-11-06 2017-05-03 Microwave plasma sterilisation system and applicators therefor

Publications (3)

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GB0804885D0 GB0804885D0 (en) 2008-04-16
GB2458329A GB2458329A (en) 2009-09-16
GB2458329B true GB2458329B (en) 2012-11-07

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US4901719A (en) * 1986-04-08 1990-02-20 C. R. Bard, Inc. Electrosurgical conductive gas stream equipment
WO2000067654A1 (en) * 1999-05-07 2000-11-16 Aspen Laboratories, Inc. Gas flow control in gas-assisted esu
US20040116918A1 (en) * 2002-12-17 2004-06-17 Konesky Gregory A. Electrosurgical device to generate a plasma stream
US20060084158A1 (en) * 2003-06-03 2006-04-20 Wolfgang Viol Treatment of biological material containing living cells using a plasma generated by a gas discharge
WO2005084569A1 (en) * 2004-03-05 2005-09-15 Rhytec Limited Gas plasma tissue resurfacing instrument
WO2006137832A2 (en) * 2004-09-01 2006-12-28 Amarante Technologies, Inc. Portable microwave plasma systems including a supply line for gas and microwaves
US20070213709A1 (en) * 2006-03-08 2007-09-13 Sherwood Services Ag Tissue coagulation method and device using inert gas
GB2454461A (en) * 2007-11-06 2009-05-13 Microoncology Ltd A Device to treat and/or kill bacteria and viral disease using microwave plasma

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