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Fish & Richardson p.c. 


Frederick P. Fish 
1855-19JO 

W.K. Richarason 
J859-1951 


BOSTON 
DALLAS 
DELAWARE 
NEW YORK 
SAN DIECO 
SILICON VALLET 
TWIN CITIES 
WASHINGTON, DC 


BY FAX AND MAIL 

October 9, 2002 

Perry Clark, Esquire 
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 
201 Redwood Shores Parkway 
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 

Re: Arthrocare Suit - Delaware 

USDC-D. Del. - C.A. No. 01 -504-SLR 

Dear Perry: 

I have enclosed a supplemental set of invalidity claim charts. 
Very truly yours, 



500 Argucllo Street 
Suite 500 

Redwood City» CaJifornia 
9406}- 1 $2^ 

Telephone 
650 839-5070 

Facsimile 
650 839-507! 

Web Site 
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Kurtis MacFerrin 

cc: Jack B. Blumenfeld, Esq., Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell (fax only) 


50107269.doc 


Exhibit A: 

Prior art references upon which Smith & Nephew presently intends to primarily rely. 


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Pub'n 
Date 

Patent Number/ 
Publication 

Inventor/Author 

Title 

Q 
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(Medizinal- 
Markt), Vol. 24, 
No. 4, 1976129- 
134 

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Roos 

Uber ein Instrument zur 
leckstromfreien transurelhralen 
Rejection (Concerning An 
Instrument for Transurethral 
resection without leakage of 
current) 

10 

07/20/76 

US 3 970 088 

r^hjirrli*^ P A/lnnri^rm 

Electrosurgical Devices 
Having Sesquipolar Electrode 
Structures Incorporated 
Therein 

15 

09/26/78 

US 4,1 16,198 and 
its file history 

Eberiiard Roos 

Electro-Sxu^cal Device 

22 

04/27/82 

US 4326,529 

James D. Doss and 
Richard L. Hutson 

Comeal-Shaping Electrode 

23 

04/26/83 

US 4381,007 

James D. Doss 

Multipolar Corneal-Shaping 
Electrode with Flexible 
Removable Skirt 

26 

06/00/85 

JACC Vol. 5, No. 
6, 1382-6 

Comelis J. Slager, 
MSc, Catharina E. 
Essed, MD, Johan 
C.H. Schuurbiers, 
BSc, Nicolaas Bom, 
Ph.D, Patrick W. 
Semiys, MD, Geert 
T. Meester, MD, 
FACC 

Vaporization of 
Atherosclerotic Plaques by 
Spark Erosion 

29 

00/00/87 

SkTYl 1 ^1 f\ cn 

fVOl Vll\JlU 

Kardiol.76: Supp. 
6,67-71 (1987) 

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Phaff, Essed, 
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N. Bom, V.A, 
Vandenbroucke, and 
P.W. Semiys 

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Arteriosclerotic Plaques 

31 

06/23/87 

US 4,674,499 

David S.C. Pao 

Coaxial Bipolar Probe 

32 

07/00/88 

Valleyiab Part 
Number 945 100 
102A 

Valleyiab, Inc. 

Surgistat Service Manual 


1 


/ 


# 

Issue/ 
Pub'n 
Date 

Patent Number/ 
Publication 

Inventor/Author 

Title 

34 

00/00/89 

SPffi Vol. 1068 
Catheter-based 
^eii<;inE and 
Imaging 
Technology 

Paul C. Nardella 

Radio Frequency Energy and 
Impedance Feedback 

36 


US 4,805,616 

David S.C. Pao 

Bipolar Probes for Ophthalmic 
Surgery and Methods of 
Perforaiing Anterior 
Capsulotomy 

38 

04/00/89 

JACC Vol. 13 
No. 5, 1167-75 

Benjamin 1. Lee, 
MD,FACC,GaryJ. 
Becker, MD, Bruce 
F. Waller, MD, 
FACr Kevin J 
Barry, MS, Raymond 
J. Connolly, Ph.D. 

TrinJitliJin 1C^nl/)n 

J dl AU JCLlX A^cLL/lCUJt^ 

MD, AlanR. 
Shapiro, MS, Paul C. 
Nardella, BS 

Thermal Compression and 
Molding of Atherosclerotic 
Va<;riilar Tissue With tise of 
Radiofrequency Energy: 
Implications for 
Radiofirefluencv Hal loon 
Angioplasty 

48 

12/11/90 

US 4,976,711 

FiaviH T Paring 

A. Rydell, Peter 
Stasz 

Ablation Catheter With 
Selectively Deployable 
Electrodes 

51 

04/16/91 

US 5,007,908 

Mark A. Rydell 

Electrosurgical Instrument 
Having Needle Cutting 
Electrode And Spot-Coag 
Electrode 

52 

04/23/91 

US 5,009.656 

Harry G. Reimels 

Bipolar Electrosurgical 
Instrument 

74 

1990 


Jerry L. Malis, 
Valley Forge 
Scientific Corp. 

CMC-in Bipolar System 


5O107285.doc 


2 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

1 1 2 

3 i 4 

5 

6 

7 ! 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprising: 




1 




a high frequency power supply; 

1:15-27 

207 

3:48-4:14 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7 

2:44-66 

an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

1:40-55, 
Fig. 1 


8:10-9:8 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7, Fig. 
1.2 

4:4-19, 
2:44-66 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near die distal end, and 

1:40-55, 
Fig. 1 


8:10-9:8 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7, Fig. 
1,2 

4:4-19, 
2:44-66 

a connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

1:40-55, 
Fig.l 


8:10-9:8 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7, Fig. 
1,2 

4:4-19, 
2:44-66 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

1:15-27 

207 

3:48-4:14 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7 

2:44-66 

an electrically conducting fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 



9:9-25 





the electrically conducting fluid 

o^n^rafpc 9 Piirrpnt f1r\w notli 

between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 



9:9-25 





46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45. wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosuiKical probe. 

4:9-24 






Fig.2 

47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 ftirther including 








an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 







3:58-61 

the retum electrode being 
sufficiently spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the retum 
electrode and the patient*s 
tissue. 






1 

i 


55. The electrosiu'gical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








Page 1 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limilalion of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

the electrode terminal comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

1:40-55 

206 

8:10:9:8 

3:10-28 

58 

2:54-57 

2:67-3:16 

56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
ine ^oup consisimg essenuauy 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow^, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
epidermis and dermis of the 
natient's bodv. 






1:45-50 


58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
lelectrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 


206-07 

3:49-4:14 


58 



59- The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wirerein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 
CRMSY 


211 



58 




Page 2 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

8 1 9 

10 

11 

12 

13 > 14 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a stnicture within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprbtng: 







1 

1 

a high frequency power supply; 

1 

2:33-52 

4:18-28 

2 

528 

4:15; 7:38- 
50 


an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

3,7 

2:40-63 

4:18-28 

2 

530 

6:55-70 


an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

3 7 

2:40-63 

4:18-28 

2 

530 



a connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
Icoupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supphr. 

3 7 

2:40-63 

4:18-28 

2 

530 




a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply, and 

1 

2:33-52 

4:18-28 

2 

528 

4:15;7:38- 
50 


an electrically conducting fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 

4-5 

2:40-63 



529 



the electrically conducting fluid 
generates a current flow path 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 

4-5 

2:40-63 



529 



46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosurgical prolje. 

7 


4:31-43 

2 




47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 








an insulating memt>er 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 



5:50.57 

3 




the return electrode being 
sufficiently spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patirat's 
tissue. 

1 







55. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 









Page 3 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *536 patent may be found in each reference. 


Bclaim text \ reference 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

Jthe electrode temiinal comprises 
la single active electrode 
jdisposed near the distal end of 
Ithe shaft. 

7 

7:58-68 

4:44-64 

3 

530 

6:45-54 


■56. The electrosurgical system 
flof claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
epidermis and dermis of the 
natient'5: hodv 

11 



0.0479167 

- — — 


2 

527 



58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 


1:34-53 






59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode tenninal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1 000 volts 
rRMSY 


1:34-53 





7:26-42 


Page 4 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


iciaim text \ reference 

15 

16 

17 1 18 

19 

20 ! 21 

l45. An elecCrosurgical system 
ifor applying electrical energy to 
la target site on a structure within 
lor on a patient's body, the 
Isystem comprising: 







1 

a high frequency power supply; 

1:5.17 

845-46 

6:1-30 

1:12-37 

2:33^6 

2:35-58 

333 

an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

4:51-5:20 

846 

U. 1 JV 

1 . 1 / 

2:33-46 

7-1S-SR 
Z..JJ-JO 


an electrode tenninal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

4:51-5:20 

846 

U. 1 TJv 

1-17-17 
I - 1 i- J / 

1-17 17 

2:33-46 

7'1^-SR 
Z. J J-Jo 


a connector near the fn-oximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

4:51-5:20 

846 

O. 1 -JV 

2:33^6 


111 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

1:5-17 

845-46 

6:1-30 

1:12-37 

2:33-46 

2:35-58 

333 

an electrically conducting fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
ccmducting fluid to the target 
site such that 

1:52-56, 
5:26-30, 
7:59-62 

846 


3:67-4:3 

1:34-38 

2:35-58 

334 

the electrically conducting fluid 
generates a cunent flow path 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 

1:52-56, 
5:26-30, 
7:59-62 

846 


3:67-4:3 

1:34-38 

2:35-58 

334 

46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosurgical probe. 

5:3-10 




2:3446 

2:35-58 


47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further inchiding 








an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 





2-3446 

2:35-58 


the return electrode bemg 
sufHcieiuly spaced from the 
electrode tenninal to mmimize 
direct contact l)etween the return 
electrode and the patients 
tissue. 

3:5-20 







55. The electrosiffgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 









Page 5 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

15 

16 

17 

18 

19 i 20 

21 

the electrode tenninal comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

4:66-5:2 

845 

3:1-52 

1:15-36 

2:34-46 

2:35-58 

333 

56. The electiDsurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
enidermic and dcimi^ nf the 
mtient's bodv. 

1:18-27 

845 


2:21-63 



334 

58. The eiectrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the firequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 




8:30-39 



333 

59. The eiectrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 
rRMS). 




8:30-39 

5:46-6:7 

2:35-58 

333 


Page 6 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

22 

23 

i 24 

25 

26 

27 

28 j 

45. Aji electrosurgical system 
for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprising: 








a high frequency power supply; 

2:21-58 

2:42-^8 

1425 

99 

1383 

2:38-66 

2:23-33 

an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

99 

1383 

2:35-66 

2:23-33 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

99 

1383 

2:35-66 

2:23-33 

a connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

99 

1383 

2:35-66 

2:23-33 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

99 

1383 

238-66 

2:23-33 

an electrically conduaing fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

99 

1383 

3:48^53 

2:18, 5:28- 
31 

the electrically conducting fhiid 
generates a current flow path 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

99 

1383 

3:48-53 

9.10 K'OSi. 

31 

46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrcKiurgical Rrgbe. _ 


Fig.1 




3:30-47 


47. An electrosur^cal system as 
in claim 46 further including 








an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 


Fig. 1-2 




3:30-47 


the return electrode being 
sufficiently spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patient's 
tissue. 


2:42-68 



1383 



55. The electrosurgical systeni 
of claim 45 wherein 









Page 7 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

22 

23 

24 

25 

26 

27 i 28 

the electrode terminal comprises 
a single active eiectrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

2:4M3 

Fig. 9; 3:29 
30 

1425 

100 

1383 

1:26-50 

1:57-2:6 

56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 






the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 

nattent*^ hodv 



1426 

100 

1383 

1:26-50 


58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 

3:46-51 

3:30-38 

1425 


1383 


7:62^8:14 

59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode temiinal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 

rRMsy 

3:46-51 

3:30-38 

1425 


1383 




Page 8 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

29 

30 j 31 

32 

33 

34 

35 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
Bsystem comprisinR: 







• 

fla high frequency power supply; 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 

42 

248 ; 

an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 


248 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 


248 

a connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 


248 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 

42 

248 

an electrically conducting fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 

68 


3:31,7:65 




248 

the electrically conducting fhiid 
generates a currrat flow path 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode tenninal. 

68 


3:31,7:65 




248 

46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the reaim electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosurgicai probe. 

69 

-- — 

4:55-5:16 





47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 







an insulating nnember 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 

69 


4:55-5:16 





the return electrode being 
sufficiently spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patient's 
tissue. 


Fig. 5 

Fig. 4 


Fi&2 

44 


55. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 









Page 9 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

29 

30 ! 31 

32 

33 

34 

35 

the electrode terminal comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

68 

5:11-27 

5:17-31 





56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 

Av^i/^Arvn^C am/I A**mto r\f 

epiacmiis ana ucnnis oi uie 
natient's hodv. 

68 


9:37-47 



42 


58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the ranf^e of ahoiit 
20 kHz and20Mhz. 

68 




2:45-3:16 

42 


59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 
fRMS). 

68 



8 

2:45-3:16 




Page 10 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

36 1 37 

38 I 39 

40 

41 1 42 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for applying elecn-ical energy to 
a tai^get site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprising: 




• 




' a high frequency power supply; 

4:4-39 

662-63 

1168 

5:M7 

2:62-65 

291 

275 

Han electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

4:4-39 

662-63 

1169 

5:1-47 

2:19-22 

292 

275 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end» and 

4:4-39 

662-63 

1169 

5:1-47 

2:19-22 

292 


la connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

4:4-39 

662-63 

1169 

5:1-47 

2:19-22 

292 


a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

4:4-39 

662-63 

1168 

5:1-47 

2:62-65 

291 

275 

an electrically conducting Ouid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 

7:30-32 

663 

1168 



291 

275 

the electrically conducting fluid 
gcticjaics a curreni now paui 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 

7:30-32 

663 

1168 



291 

275 

46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosurgical probe. 




Fig, 5; 8:9- 
34 

4:16-28 

292 

275 

47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 








an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode^ 

4:4-39 



Fig. 5; 8:9- 
34 

436-43 

292 

275 

the return electrode being 
sufftcientiy spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the pati^t's 
tissue. 








55. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 









Page 11 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

36 

37 1 38 

39 

40 

41 

42 

the electrode temiinal comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

4:40-58 

662 

1168 

Fig. 5; 8:9- 
34 

4:16-35 

292 

275 

56. The elcctrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
epidermis and dermis of the 
narient'5i bodv. 

2:16-34 


1168 

3:63-4:16 

5:62-6:19 

291 

275 

58. The elcctrosurgical system 
of claim 45 \^erein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal IS in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 



1168 


2:62-65 



59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wiierein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 
(RMSy 









Page 12 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

43 i 44 

45 46 

47 i 48 1 49 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a stnicture within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprisine: 








a high frequency power supply; 

2:8-4:10 

2:26-51 

4:21-5:6 

2:31-53 

1:34 

2:28 

1:55 

an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal and a distal end. 

X in 


4-dO 



x.Zo 

I. J J 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

X in 

Z.ZO- J 1 




jl.jLo 


a connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode tenninal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

ft in 

Z.ZO-J I 


Z.J J -D J 



1:55 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

2:8-4:10 

2:26-51 

4:21-5:6 

2:31-53 

1:34 

2:28 

1:55 

an electrically conducting fhiid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 

11 


3:48-55 

6:42 


6:28. 4:6 

1:65 

the electrically conducting fluid 
generates a current flow path 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 

11 


3:48-55 

6:42 


6:28, 4:6 

1:65 

46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the ^laft of the 
electrosurgical probe. 




3:41-4:2 

1:57-2:35 

4:18-28 


47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 








an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 




3:41-4:2 

1:57-2:35 

4:18-28 


the return electrode being 
sufGcientiy spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patient's 
tissue. 



inherent 

6:42 


6:28 


55. The electrosurgical system 
of clahn 45 wherein 




« 



Page 13 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *536 patent may be found in each reference. 


Iclaim text \ reference 

43 

44 

45 

46 1 47 

48 

49 

ythe electrode terminal comprises 
la single active electrode 
Idisposed near the distal end of 
Ithe shaft. 

2:8-18 

3:48-51 

5:7-19 

3:41-4:2 1:57-2:35 

3:65-4:17 

3:27-44 

56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
epidermis and dermis of the 
narient's hodv. 

1:1-4 

3:6-25 


3:8-34 

1:18-39 


1:47-68 

58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 


3:36-41 


6:5-30 




59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
eilectrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1 000 volts 
(RMS\ 









Page 14 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


Iclaim text \ reference 

50 51 52 

53 

54 

55 

56 

I45. An eiectrosurgical system 
Ifor applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprising; 



i 





a high frequency power supply; 

2:21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

670 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

an eiectrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
Droximal end and a distal end 

Z:2 l-oS 

Z A 1-3: JO 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

669 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

2:21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

669 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

a connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling tiie electrode terminal 

fo th^ ^IprtTTKiiroir^l rmw^r 

supply; 

2.21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

669 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the eiectrosurgical 
power supply; and 

2:21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

670 

2:7^6 

1:61-2:12 

an electricallv conductincr fluid 
supply for directing electrically 

site sudi that 


3:53 

2:26 

3:63, 2:1 

672 



the electrically conducting fluid 
generates a current flow path 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 


3:53 

2:26 

* 

3:63,2:1 

672 



46. An eiectrosurgical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
eiectrosurgical probe. 

3:17-23 

3:35-57 

2:63-3:5 

3:37-64 


2:62-68 

1:61-2:11 

47. An eiectrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 








an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 




3:37-64 


2:62-68 


the return electrode being 
sufficiently spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patieht*s 
ti^ue. ... 

55. The eiectrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 


3:53 













Page 15 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

50 

51 

52 

1 53 

54 

55 

56 

the electrode temiina] comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

1:40-51 

3:35-57 

1:42-50 

3:37-64 

670 


1:61-2:11 

56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 

CplCJCllillS oUU QCI lUlS Ul U1C 

natient's.bodv. 

2:2-20 

1:9-12 

1:5-9 

1:9-15 

669 

1:52-55 

1:50-58 

58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 







die frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and20Mh2. 





669 



59- The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the voltage applied between the 
e]ecm>de terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1 000 volts 
fRMSy 





672 




Page 16 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each Hmitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

57 

58 

1 59 

60 

61 

62 

1 63 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for applying elecirical energy to 
a target site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprising: 








a high frequency power supply; 

3 

3:9-49 


4:45 

3:30 

2:35 


an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

3 

3:9-49 

3:5-36 

3:35 

3:30 

2:20 



an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

3 

3:9^49 

3:5-36 

3:35 

3:30 

2:20 


a coruiector near the iHt>ximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

3 

3:9-49 

3:5-36 

3:35 

3:30 

2:20 


a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

3 

3:9-49 


4:45 

3:30 

2:35 


an electrically conducting fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 

6 







the electrically conducting fluid 
gcneraics a currcni now pam 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 

6 







46. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 45. wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosur^cal probe. 


4:27-33 


3:52-66 


3:12-27 


47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 








an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 




3:52-66 


3:12-27 


the return electrode being 
sufficiently ^ced from the 
electrode terminal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patient's 
tissue. 






ng.3 


55. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 





! 




Page 17 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

57 

58 

59 60 

61 

62 

63 

the electrode temiinal comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 




4:15-29 

5:10-28 

3:28-60 


56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
epidermis and dermis of the 
naHent'5! hodv 

4:20-5:5 

3:30^9 

1:5-12 



2:14-20 

3:21-32 

58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 





4:28^8 



59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 





\ 


the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 
fRMSy 





4:28-48 


3:21-32 


Page 18 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

64 

65 ! 66 

67 

68 

69 

70 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for ^plying electrical energy to 
a target site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprising: 








a high frequency power supply; 

2:5 

5:34 

2:1 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

4:25 

5:34 

3:14 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

4:25 

5:34 

3:14 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

a connector near the proximaJ 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

4:25 

5:34 

3:14 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

2:5 

5:34 

2:1 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

an electrically conducting fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 


2:10, 6:65 

2:10 

4:10 



3:1 

the electrically conducting fluid 
gcncraics a cuiTeni now paul 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal. 


2:10,6:65 

2:10 

4:10 



3:1 

46. An electrosui^ical system as 
in claim 45, wherein 








the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosurgical probe. 






4:37-52 

433-43 


2:37-46 

47: An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 







an insulating member 
circumscribif^ the return 
electrode. 




4:37-52 

4:33-43 


2:58^ 

the return electrode being 
sufflci^y spaced from the 
electrode terminal to minhniTE 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patient's 
tissue. 








55. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 









Page 19 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

64 1 65 1 66 

67 

68 

69 

7Q 1 

the electrode terminal comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

5:44-63 

5:20-36 

1:63-2:17 

4:37-52 

4:33-43 

3:13-16 

2:37-46 

56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 v^ercin 








the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
thoracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
epidermis and denrus of the 
natient'5: bodv. 

15:62-16:7 



1:10-15 




58 The electrosurgical svstem 
of claim 45 wherein 








the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
terminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 








59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 . wherein 








the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 









Page 20 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each Hmitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

71 

72 1 73 

74 

45. An electrosurgical system 
for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a structure within 
or on a patient's body, the 
system comprising 





a high frequency power supply; 

3:43-4:18 

2:30 

4:35 

SN61173 

an electrosurgical probe 
comprising a shaft having a 
proximal end and a distal end. 

Figs, 1^ 



SN61187 

an electrode terminal disposed 
near the distal end, and 

Figs. 1-6 

z.jO 

4:35 

SN61187 

a connector near the proximal 
end of the shaft electrically 
coupling the electrode terminal 
to the electrosurgical power 
supply; 

Figs. 1-6 

O.I A 

4:35 

SN61187 

a return electrode electrically 
coupled to the electrosurgical 
power supply; and 

3:43^:18 

2:30 

4:35 

SN61173 

an electrically conducting fluid 
supply for directing electrically 
conducting fluid to the target 
site such that 




SN61187 

the electrically conducting fluid 
generates a current flow path 
between the return electrode and 
the electrode terminal 




SN61187 

46. An electrosurgica] system as 
in claim 45, wherein 





the return electrode forms a 
portion of the shaft of the 
electrosur^cal probe. 



5'3&5B 

SN61186 

47. An electrosurgical system as 
in claim 46 further including 





an insulating member 
circumscribing the return 
electrode. 




SN61184 

the return electrode being 
sufficiently spaced from the 
electrode temiinal to minimize 
direct contact between the return 
electrode and the patient's 
tissue. 


2:29-36 


SN61173 

55. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 






Page 21 of 22 


Exhibit B: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '536 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

71 

72 

73 

74 

the electrode terminal comprises 
a single active electrode 
disposed near the distal end of 
the shaft. 

3:43-53 

2:36^1 

6:8-22 

SN6n73 

56. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 





the target site is selected from 
the group consisting essentially 
of the abdominal cavity, 
dioracic cavity, knee, shoulder, 
hip, hand, foot, elbow, mouth, 
spine, ear, nose, throat, 
epidermis and demiis of the 
nau*ent*s hodv 


2:63-68 

3:26-34 

SN61183 

58. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 





the frequency of the voltage 
applied between the return 
electrode and the electrode 
teiminal is in the range of about 
20 kHz and 20 Mhz. 




SN61173 

59. The electrosurgical system 
of claim 45 wherein 





the voltage applied between the 
electrode terminal and the return 
electrode is in the range from 10 
volts (RMS) to 1000 volts 
(RMSy 



6:23-33 

SN61173 


Page 22 of 22 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

1 ^ 

I . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and 

1:15-27 

207 

3:48-4:14 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

1:15-27 

207 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 


211 

9:9-25 

1:38-44 



applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fluid in a thin layer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce the discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vanor laver. 





58,61 


13. The method of claim 1 wherein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the fonn of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectrum. 







17. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 


211 



58 


18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
fix)m about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 


211 



58 


2 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 mm. 



- 



3:22-40 

23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
than2mS/cm. 



5:3-5 




24. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 



5:3-5 




28. A method fr>r applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency vohage source; 

1:15-27 

207 

3:4»^:14 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7 


Page 1 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 i 

positioning the electrode tenninal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 


211 

9:9-25 

1:38-44 



applying a hi^ frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode the hiph freauencv voltage beins 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
tai^get site to ablate the body structure 

»rtt limit /^iicino Cilt^ctSTlf isl tfCCIl^ flACmClC 
WlUlUUi Causing !>UI7!k lallllAl tlooUC llCUJU^la 

below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 





58 


29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fhiid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 



inherent 


58,61 


inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 







47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 



• • - 




the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 mm' to 
50mm^ 




2:36-3:25 




dX TTip mpthoH of c?;iiTn^ 26 and 28 wherein 







thr hiph freniiencv voltape \% at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 


211 



58 


49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about ^00 to 1400 volts neak to neak 


211 



58 


50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode tenninal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 mm from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 




f 



evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction hmien having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 



8:10-9:8 

3:10-28 




Page 2 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

7 

» i 9 

10 

11 

12 

1 . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 



4:18-28 



providing an electrode terminal and 

2:44-66 

1 2:33-52 

2 

528 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

2:44-66 

1 i 2:33-52 

1 

4:18-28 

2 

528 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
Ian electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 


5 

2:40-63 



528 

Happlying a high frequency voltage between 
itbe electrode terminal and the return 
■electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
Isuilicient to vaporize the fluid in a thin layer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce the discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vanor lavcr. 


1,6 


6:54-7:5 



13. The method of claim 1 \^1terein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectrunL 




5:58-66 



17. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
vohs peak to peak. 





1:34-53 




18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 



1:34-53 




2L The method of claim 1 \^erein 







the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 mm. 

3:17-32 




2:1-14 


23. The method of claim 1 A^erein 







die liqtnd phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
than 2 mS/on. 


inherent 




529 

24. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid c(»nprises isotonic saline. 


inherent 




529 

28. A method for applying oiergy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; 

2:44-66 

1 

233-52 

4:18-28 

2 

528 


Page 3 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

7 8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

positioning the electrode temiinal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 


5 

2:40-63 



528 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency vohage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
below die surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body stnicture. 


] 





29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applyirig step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 


1,6 


6:54-7:5 



inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 




5:58-66 



47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 







the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 nmi^ to 
50 mm^ 





3 


48. The method of claims 26 arid 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 



1:34-53 




49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherem 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 



1:34-53 




50, The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode termmaJ is positioned betweai 
0.02 to 2.0 mm from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction himen having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 



2:40-63 





Page 4 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

1 . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and 

4:15; 7:38- 
50 


1:5-17 

845-46 

6:1-30 

1:12-37 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
hifth frequency vohage source; 

4:15; 7;38- 
50 


1:5-17 

845-46 

6:1-30 

1:12-37 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 



5:26-30 

848 


3:67-4:3 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the hig}i frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vanorize the fluid in a thin laver 
over at ledst a nortion of the dectrckde 
tenminal and to induce the discharge of 

dlCIgj \%J Ulw.UiU^wl oltC LU I^UJilAVL Willi UlC 

vanor lavcr. 

4:47 


1:33-40 



inherent 

1 3. The method of claim 1 wherein 






at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet SDectrum. 



3:31-33 

845 



17. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 

— 

7:26- 
42;Fig.6 




8:30-39 

1 8. The method of claim I wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 


7:26- 
42^ig.6 





2 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal pcHtion of the retum electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 nun. 







23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
than 2 mS/cm. 







24. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liqtiid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid con^>rises isotonic saline. 







28. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode tenninal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; 

4:15; 738- 
50 


1:5-17 

845^6 

6:1-30 

1:12-37 


Page 5 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


kdaim text \ reference 

13 

1 14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

positioning the electrode terminal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 



5:26-30 

848 


3:67-4:3 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode temninal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
Isufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
tai^et site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 



5:53-54, 
6:27-29 

848 



29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fhiid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode tenninal; and 

4:47 


1:33-40 



inherent 

inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 



3:31-33 

845 



47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 






the electrode tenninal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 nmi^ to 
50mm\ 

1 1 .UZ," 

12:34 






48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 


7:26-42; 
Fig. 6 




8:30-39 

49. The method of clainis 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 


7:26-42; 
Fig. 6 





50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode terminal is positioned betwe^ 
0.02 to 2.0 mm fixim the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comtn-ising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
widi a 5Ucti<Hi hunen having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode tenninal. 








Page 6 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 1 

1 . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and 

2:33-46 

2:35-58 

333 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

2:33-46 

2:35-58 

333 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

|positioning the active electrode in close 
Lroximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 

1:34-38 

2:35-58 

.. 334 

2:21-58 

2:42-^; 
3:66 

1425 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the retum 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fhiid in a thin lay^ 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce die discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vanor laver 







13. The method of claim I wherein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectrum. 







17. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 





3:30-38 


18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 





3i30-38 


2 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 miiL 







23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting flukl has a conductivity greater 
tfian 2 mS/cm. 



334 

2:47-51 

3:65-68 

1426 

24. The method of claim 1 wherein 







die liquid phase of die electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 



334 

^.t /- 

SlO^g. 1 

3:65-68 

1426 

28. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and a retum 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; 

2:33-46 

235-58 

333 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 


Page 7 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

positioning the electrode terminal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

1:34-38 

2:35-58 

334 

2:21-58 

2:42-68; 
3:66 

1425 

annlvinp a hiph freauencv voltapc Hetw^n 
the electrode terminal and the return 

CJCvliLKIC, UlC Illgll llCilUCflV.Y VUluigC DCUJk 

sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 



337 




29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 







inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 







47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 







the electrode terminal has a contact sur^ce 
area in the range of about 0.25 nun^ to 
50 mm^ 



333 

5:31-33 


1425 

48. The method of clauns 26 and 28 wherein 







UlC IH^i ucijuciivy wiui^c is al 1C<k>1 

volts peak to peak. 





3:30-38 


49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wiierein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
uom auuui juu 10 iHUv vuiis peaK 10 pcoK. 







50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode terniinal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 mm from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or .48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site . 
with a suction himen having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 








Page 8 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


Rclaim text \ reference 

25 

26 

27 

28 

29 1 30 

Bl. A method for applying energy to a target 
Isite on a patient body structure comprising: 



2:38-66 




Rproviding an electrode terminal and 

99 

1383 

2:23-33 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
hi^ frequency voltage source; 

99 

1383 

2:38-66 

2:23-33 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 

too 

1383 

1:18; 3:48- 
53 

5:28-31 

68 

4:48-58 

applying a nign irctjuency voiiage oerveen 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency vohage being 
sufltcient to vaporize the fhiid in a thin layer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce the discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vanor laver 


1382-83 

inherent 



mherent 

1 3. The method of claim 1 wherein 






at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the fcHin of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectrum. 


13d2 



68 

5:11-27 

17, The method of claim 1 \^rein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 


1383 



68 


1 8. The method of claim 1 wherein 







ulc nign LTcquency yoiiage is m ine range . 
Dpom aooui duu lo i4uu voiis peak to peaic 





68 


21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







Ulc uiouinvc ociwccn uie mosi proxunai 
puruuii ui uie ciecu ooe lemiinai ano me 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 mm. 


1383 





23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
vviiuimuig iiuiQ nas a conuuciivi^ greater 
than2mS/cm. 

inn 



1:57-2:6 

68 


24. The method of claim I wherein 







the liouid nhase of the electricaltv 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 

100 

1383 


1:57-2:6 

68 

73-8:5 

28. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode tominal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; 

99 

1383 

2:38-66 

2:23-33 

67-68 

432-5:10 


Page 9 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

25 

26 

27 

28 

29 

30 

positioning the electrode terminal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

100 

1383 

1:18; 3:48- 
53 

5:28-3! 

68 

4:48-58 

lapplying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode temiinal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
Ibelow the surface of the body structure 
Hunderlying the ablated body structure. 


1383 



68-70 


I29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 


1382-83 

inherent 



inherent 

inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 


1382 

* 


68 

5:11-27 

47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 







the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 nrni^ to 
50 mm^ . 


1383 



68 


48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to p>eak. 





AH 
00 


49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 


1383 



68 


50. The method of claims 26 and 28 A^erein 







the electrode terminal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 mm from the target site. 


1383-84 



68 


54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fhiid generated at the target site 
with a suction himen having a distal end 
adjacent th^ electrode terminal. 








Page 10 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

31 

32 

33 

34 

35 

36 

1 . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 

42 

248 

4:4-39 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 

42 

248 

4:4-39 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the preseiKe of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 

3:31; 7:65 


2:45-69 

43 

248 

7:30-32 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fhiid in a thin layer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce the discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vanor laver. 







1 3. The method of claim I v^erein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelmgth in 
the ultraviolet spectrum. 



■ 




17. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 


8 





18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
fit>m about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak^ 


8 





21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the distance between ttie most proximal 
portion of the electrode t^minal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 mm. 

2:45-67 





6:34-37 

23. The method of claim 1 \^erein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fhiid has a conductivity greater 
than2mS/cm. 

7:3-8:5 


5:4-30 


248 

7:26-52 

24. The method of claim I wlio^in 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 





248 

7:26-52 

28; A method for applymg energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode tenhinal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a hig^i 
frequency voltage source; 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 

42 

248 

4:4-39 


Page II of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


Hctaim text \ reference 

31 

32 

33 

34 

35 

36 

Bpositioning the electrode terminal in close 
Iproximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

3:31; 7:65 


2:45-69 

43 

248 

7:30-32 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 







29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fhiid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 







inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 







47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 







the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 025 mm^ to 
50 mm^ . 

6:14-37 





5:5-20 

48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 






_ 

the high fi^uency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 


8 





49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 vohs peak to peak. 


8 





50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode terminal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 min from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction lumen having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 

2:45-3:10 







Page 12 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

37 

38 

39 

40 

41 

42 

] . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and 

662-63 

1168 

5:1-47 

2:62-65 

291 

275 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

662-63 

1168 

5:1-47 

2:62-65 

291 

275 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 

663 

1168 


2J7-42 

291 

275 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode tmninai and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fluid in a thin layer 
over at least a nortion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce die discharge of 
cnci^r lo uit? uirgci sue ui coniaci wiui uic 
vanor laver. 


1170 





13. The method of claim 1 wherein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultra violet snectnim 



1:26-37 




17. The method of claim I wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 







18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







21. The method of claim 1 whmin 







the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 mm. 







23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
tban2mS/cm. 

662 

1168 


5:62-6:19 

291 

275 

24. The method of claim I whwein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonk; saline. 

662 

1168 



291 

275 

28. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; 

662-63 

1168 

5:1-47 

2:62-65 

291 

275 


Page 13 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

37 

38 

39 

; 40 

41 

42 

positioning the electrode terminal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

663 

1168 

2:37-42 

291 

275 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 





293 

276 

29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 


1170 





inducing the dischaige of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 



1:26-37 




47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 








the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 mm^ to 


1168 


5:59-61 



48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







die high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 







49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 



- 




the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode terminal is positioned between 
0,02 to 2-0 nun from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction himen having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terroinaL 




5:43-53 




Page 14 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

43 

44 

45 1 46 

47 

48 

I . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body stnicnire comprising: 







providing an electrode temiinal and 

2:8-4:10 

2-26-51 

4:21-5:6 

2:31-53 

1:34 

2:28 

a return electrode electricaJIy coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

2:8^:10 

2:26-51 

4:21-5:6 

2:31-53 

1:34 

2:28 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 

11 


3:48-55 

6:42 

6:4-60 

5:39 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
die electrode tenninal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fluid in a thin layer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
teiminal and to induce the discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vanor laver 



inherent 

inherent 


inherent 

13. The method of claim 1 wherein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
die ultraviolet spectrum. 







17. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 







18. The method of claim 1 wherein 






the high friequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







21. The mediod of claim 1 wherein 







the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal pordon of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 nmL 







23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fhiid has a conductivity greater 
than2 mS/coL 



3:48-4:7 

6:39-45 


5:65-6:19 

24. The method of claim 1 whmin 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 



3:48-4:7 



5:65-6:19 

28, A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 




i 



providing an electrode terminal aiMl a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source: 

2:8-4:10 

2:26-51 

4:21-5:6 

2:31-53 

1:34 

2:28 


Page 15 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

43 

44 

45 

46 

47 

48 

positioning the electrode terminal in close 
proximity to the target site in Ihe presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

11 


3:48-55 

6:42 

6:4-60 

5:39 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode temiinal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 

WIUIVIUI baUoIUg oULIdMOlliMli UooUC licviuoid 

below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 


1:66-68 

3:64-65 




29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
annlvin(> stfift comDrises' 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 


; inherent 

i 
i 
t 

inherent 


inherent 

inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 







47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 








die electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 nun^ to 
50 mm^. 







48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







tfic high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak: 








49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high fiiequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1 400 volts peak to peak. 







50, The method of claims 26 and 28 Mlierein 







the electrode terminal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 nun from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 frirther 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction hmien having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 

2:8-18 


3:40-47 

6:39-45 


3:65-4:17 


Page 16 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

49 1 50 

51 

52 

53 

54 

I. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and 

1:55 

2:21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

670 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage sowce; 

1:55 

2:21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

670 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically condu<^ing terminal [sic]; and 

1:65 

2:2-20 

3:53 

1:38 

3:63-2:1 

672 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fluid in a thin layer 
over at least a p<Mtion of the electrode 
terminal and to indiice the discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vannr laver 



inherent 

4:10 



13. The method of claim 1 wherein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
die form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectrum. 




4:3-18 


670 

17. The method of claim 1 wherein 



1 



die high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 



* 



670 

18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







21. The method of claim 1 \^eretn 







the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 mm. 







23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
than2mS/cm. 

3:45-68 


3:35-57 

2:24-29 



24. The method of claim 1 Mlierein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. . 



335-57 

2:24-29 



28. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: . 






providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; . 

1:55 

2:21^3 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

670 


Page 17 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

49 

50 

51 

52 

53 

54 

positioning the electrode tenninal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

1:65 

2:2-20 

3:53 

1:38 

3:63-2:1 

672 

nnnlvincy A hi oh IrPdii^nr^ VAlfno^ h^tw^^n 

the electrode temiinal and the retirni 

cicdruuc, iiic lUK** ifcuuciiwjr wiusgc ucuig 

sufficient to impart suflBcient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 







29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprisesz 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 



inherent 

4:10 



inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 




4:3-18 


670 

47. The method of claims 23 or 48 v^erein 







the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 mm^ to 
50 nun^ . 


3:40-50 






48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







uic ni^i trecjucncy voiiagc is ai leaM zvu 
volts peak to peak. 






670 

49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 

IT UIIl dUOUl Jl/U lO IH\J\J VOilS pCoK W pCoK. 


, 





50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode terminal is positioned l)etween 
0.02 to 2.0 mm from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction himen having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 

5:16-23 







Page 18 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

55 

56 1 57 

58 

59 I 60 

1 . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

3 

3:9-49 


4:45 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high fi-equency voltage source; 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

3 

3:9-49 


4:45 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic]; and 

1:52-55 


6 



5;40 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high fr^uency voltage being 
suflident to vaporize the fluid in a thin layer 
over at least a p<Htion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce the discharge of 
energy to the target site in contact with the 
vdnorlaver. 







13. The method of claim 1 wherein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is iii 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectrum. 

3:15-31 



1:42-53 



17. The method of claim 1 wh^in 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 



1 

j 



18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range '. 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







21. The method of claim 1 wherein 








the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
nK>st distal portion of the return electrode is 
b the range from 0.5 to 1 0 nun. 






23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







die liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
than2mS/cm. 



6:7-15 




24. The method of claim 1 Mierein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 



6:7-15 




28. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltaee source: 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

3 

3:9-49 


4:45 


Page 19 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text\ reference 

55 

56 

57 

58 

59 

60 

positioning the electrode terminal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

1:52-55 


6 



5:40 

applytnR a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 

u/itli/\iit f ftiicincr ciihctAfiti^t licciip npf*mcic 

below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 



7 




29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode tenminal; and 






- 

inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 

3:15-31 



1:42-53 



47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 







the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 nun^ to 
50 mm^ . 







48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 







49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode terminal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 nun from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction limien having a distal end 
Hadiacent die electrode terminal. 




; 

1 




Page 20 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

61 j 62 

63 

64 65 

66 

1 1 . A method for applying energy to a target 
Isite on a patient body structure comprising: 







Rproviding an electrode terminal and 

3:30 

2:35 


2:5 

5:34 

2:1 

Ba return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

330 

2:35 


2:5 

5:34 

2:1 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting temiinai [sicj; and 

11:65-66 

4:10-29 



2:10; 6:65 

2:10 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode tenninal and the retiira 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fhiid in a thin byer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
Bterminal and to induce the dbcharge of 
Benergy to the target site in contact with the 
Ivarkor laver. 





6:56 


13. The method of claim 1 wherein 







at least a portion of the energy indiK^ed is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectnmi. 

13:3-4 

4-6-9 

4:21-32 



1:63-2:17 

17. The method of claim 1 wherein 




. 



the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 

4:28-48 


3:21-32 




18. The method of claim 1 \^erein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 

4:28-48 






21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the distance l>etween the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0.5 to 10 mm. 







23. The method of claim I wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a ccmductivity greater 
than 2 mS/cm. 





6:64-7:10 

3:24-33 

24. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 





6:64-7:10 

3:24-33 

28. A method for app^g eneigy to a target 
site on a pati^ body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; 

3:30 

2:35 


2:5 

5:34 

2:1 


Page 2i of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


Bclaim teit \ reference 

61 

62 

63 

64 

65 

66 

Bpositioning the electrode terminal in close 
Iproximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

11:65-66 

4:10-29 



2:10; 6:65 

2:10 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
without causing substantial tissue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 

12:35 




inherent 


29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applying step comprises: 







vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 





6:56 


inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 

13:3-4 

4:6-9 

4:21-32 


6:50-63 

1:63-2:17 

47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 







the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 nrni^ to 
50mm^. 








48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
vohs peak to peak. 




. 



49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







die high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 

4:28-48 






50. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







die electrode terminal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 min from the target site. 



k ■ 


5:55-61; 
8:19-31 


54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
|with a suction lumen having a distal end 
lladiacent the electrode terminal. 


4:30-46 






Page 22 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

67 

68 69 

70 

71 

72 

1. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 






providing an electrode terminal and 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

3:43-4:18 

2:30 

a return electrode electrically coupled to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

3:43-4:18 

2:30 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presei^e of 
an electrically conducting terminal [sic); and 

4:10 



3:1 


4:33 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fhiid in a thin layer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
terminal and to mduce the discharge of 

enerpv to the tfirppt <irfp in <^nntArf with tK^ 







13. The method of claim I wherein 







at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet ^>ectrum. 



1:22-34 


7:17-37 


17. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 







18. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the higji frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







21. The method of claim 1 wh^in 







the distance between the most proximal 
pc»tion of the electrode terminal and the 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0 J to 10 mm. 



1 

1 




23. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the liquid phase of the electrically, 
ccmducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
than2mS/cm. 

4:4-1 1 



2:67-3:8 



24. The method of claim 1 Miierein 







the liquid phase of the electrically 
c(Hiductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 

4:4-11 



2:67-3:8 



28. A method for aj^lying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 







providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency vohaee source; 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

3:43-4:18 

2:30 


Page 23 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

67 

68 69 

70 

71 

72 

positioning the electrode temiinal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

4:10 


3:1 


4:33 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
suEHcient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body structure 
wiuiuui Causuig suusioniidi ussue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 



! 

1 
1 




29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 

nnntvincr ctpn <Vkfnnrmp%* 






vaporizing the electrically conducting fluid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 







inducing the discharge of photcms to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 



1:22-34 


7:17-37 


47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 







the electrode terminal has a contact surface 
area in the range of about 0.25 mm^ to 
50mIn^ 






2:42-54 

48 The method of claifn^ 1^i anH 7X wherpin 







the hi^ freouencv voltage is at least 500 
volts peak to peak: 




_ 




49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 







50, The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 







the electrode terminal is positioned between 
0.02 to ZO mm from the target site. 







54. The method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 







evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction lumen having a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 

3:64^:3 

2:65-3:22 


3:44-53 




Page 24 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

73 

74 

1 . A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 



providing an electrode terminal and 

4J5 

SN61173 

a return electrode electrically coiq}led to a 
high frequency voltage source; 

4:35 

SN61173 

positioning the active electrode in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electricaJly conducting terminal [sic]; and 

6:45-55 

SN61174 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to vaporize the fluid in a thin layer 
over at least a portion of the electrode 
terminal and to induce the discharge of 
enerpv to the tarpet site in contact with the 
vnn/\r Istvpj^ 


SN61173 

13. The method of claim I wherein 



at least a portion of the energy induced is in 
the form of photons having a wavelength in 
the ultraviolet spectrum. 

2:22-34 


17. The method of claim 1 wherein 



the high frequency voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 

6:23-33 

SN61173 

1 8. The method of claim 1 wherein 



the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 


SN61173 

21. The method of claim 1 wherein 



the distance between the most proximal 
portion of the electrode terminal and die 
most distal portion of the return electrode is 
in the range from 0 J to 10 nun. 


SN61186 

23. The method of claim 1 wherein 



the liquid phase of the electrically 
conducting fluid has a conductivity greater 
than2niS/cm. 


SN6il74 

24. The method of claim I wherein 



the liquid phase of the electrically 
conductive fluid comprises isotonic saline. 


SN61174 

28. A method for applying energy to a target 
site on a patient body structure comprising: 



providing an electrode terminal and a return 
electrode electrically coupled to a high 
frequency voltage source; . 

435 

SN61 173 


Page 25 of 26 


Exhibit C: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '882 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

73 

74 

positioning the electrode terminal in close 
proximity to the target site in the presence of 
an electrically conducting fluid; and 

6:45-55 

SN6I174 

applying a high frequency voltage between 
the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode, the high frequency voltage being 
sufficient to impart sufficient energy into the 
target site to ablate the body stnichire 
without causing substantia] tissue necrosis 
below the surface of the body structure 
underlying the ablated body structure. 


SN6I171 

29. The method of claim 28 wherein the 
applyii^ step comprises: 



vaporizing the electrically conducting fhiid 
in a thin layer over at least a portion of the 
electrode terminal; and 


SN61173 

inducing the discharge of photons to the 
target site in contact with the vapor layer. 

2:22-34 


47. The method of claims 23 or 48 wherein 



the electrode terminal has a contact surfece 
area in the range of about 0.25 mm^ to 
50mm^ 


SN61173 

48. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 



the high frequ^cy voltage is at least 200 
volts peak to peak. 

6:23-33 

5>Nol 173 

49. The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 



the high frequency voltage is in the range 
from about 500 to 1400 volts peak to peak. 


SN61173 

50: The method of claims 26 and 28 wherein 



the electrode terminal is positioned between 
0.02 to 2.0 mm from the target site. 


SN6n73 

54. TTie method of claims 23 or 48 further 
comprising 



evacuating fluid generated at the target site 
with a suction hunen haying a distal end 
adjacent the electrode terminal. 


inherent 


Page 26 of 26 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each Hmitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

1 , A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising; 







positioning an electrode terminal into at least 
Iclose proximity with the target site in the 
npresence of an electrically conductive fhiid; 

2:1-17 

206,211 

9:9-25 

1:38^, 

1-1 1-1 s 
J . 1 1 — u 

58 


positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 

Bpath betwe^ the electrode tennina! and the 

Iretum electrode; and 







■aDolvinc a hifih freauencv volta&e difTerence 
Dbetween the electrode terminal and the return 

felfiCtrfkde Oirll thnt sin ^1f*<'trir>al rtirrAnt 
i^iv\«u uuc auirij uiai oil cic^u JL^I i^ux rem. 

flows fix)m the electrode t^minal, through 
khe region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

1:15-27 

207 

3:48-4:14 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7 

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 


- - 

53-5; 9:8- 
25 



2:55-3:2 

positioning the retum electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode terminal and the retum electrode. 







4. The method of claini 1 further comprising 



i 




delivering the electricaUy conductive fluid to 
the target site. 



53-5; 9:8- 
25 




9, The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrode tennina] conq)rises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shaft 

1:40-55 

206 

8:10-9:8 

3:10-28 

58 

2:54-57 

1 1. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



5:3-5 




13. The method of claim 1 wherein 








Page 1 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

1 1 2 

3 

4 

5 

6 i 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 

f»\^ntmAf> tprminsti ic hrntiofit AHisiPPnt St 
CICV/lliAIC ICIilllIlcll Id UIVU^lL oujov^ili a 

tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path Ijctwcen the electrode 

frPTminal anH thft rehim r.lftf.trndFi 

1 






to. I lie IIICUIUU ul 1 lUiUICf 

compnsmg 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
Qiiierencc lo vaponze uic ciccuicaiiy 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact with the vapor layer. 



inherent 


58,61 


21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


211 



58 


/\ meinuu lor appiymg eit^u it-ai t?nt;rgjr 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprisin]^: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

2:1-17 

211 

9:9-25 

1:38-44, 
1:11-15 

58 


spacing a return electrode away from the 
DOQy Mruciluc in uic presence ui uic 
electrically conductive fluid; and 







between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows fix)m the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

1:15-27 

207 

3:48-4:14 

1:5-2:2 

58-60 

3:3-7 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







immersing tfie target site within a vohraie of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 



5:3-5; 9:8- 
25 



2:55-3:2 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 








Page 2 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 1 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 






1 

delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 



5:3-5; 9:8- 
25 





2:55-3:2 

30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shaft 

1:40-55 

206 

8:10-9:8 

3:10-28 

58 

2:54-57 

32. The method of claim 23 wherem 







the electricfally conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



5:3-5 




34. The method of claim 23 \%iierein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adjacent a tissue 
structure immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 

rRtiim p.l^rtrnH<» 







39. The method of claim 23 further 
compriising 







applying a sufBcient high frequency voltage 
difference to v^rize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active, electrode and to induce 
die discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 



inherent 


58,61 


42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the vohage e in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


211 



58 



Page 3 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

7 

8 

9 

10 11 

12 

1 . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 




! 


positioning an electrode terminal into at least 
close proximity with the target site in the 
presence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

3:33-44 

1,4-5 

2:40-63 

.7:2-5 

j 

528-29 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
nalh between the electrode temnfnal sn<\ the 
return electrode; and 


1 





applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site» and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path- 

2:44-66 

I 

2:33-52 

4: f 8-28 

2 

528 

"1 The metliod nf risiim 1 fiirtlipr ftrkmnri^ino 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 


11 

2:40-63 



529 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrical Iv conductive fhiid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode terminal and the return electrode. 


1,11 





4. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fhiid to 
the target site. 


11 

2:40-63 



529 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrode terminal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shaft 

2:67-3:16 

7 

7:58-68 

4:44-64 

3 

530 

1 1. The method of claim 1 Mlierein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 


inherent 




529 

13, The method of claim 1 wherein 








Page 4 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

7 

8 

9 

10 

|] 

12 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 
electrode terminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conducthre fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

terminal and thp i^tiim p.lftrtroHft 


1,11 





1 8. The method of claim 1 further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vapcnize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the disdiarge of energy to the targ^ 
site in contact with the v^r layer. 


1,6 


6:54-7:5 



2 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 



1:34-53 




23. A method for applying electrical energy 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprisine: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
coixhictive fluid; 

3:33-44 

1,4-5 

2:40-63 

7:2-5 


528-29 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electricity conductive fluid; and 


. 1 





applying a high fiicquaicy voltage difference 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows fi^m the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

2:44-66 

1 

2:33-52 

4:18-28 

2 

528 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







immersing the target site within a voluine of 
the electrtcaily conductive fluid and 


11 

2:40-63 



529 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 


1,11 






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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


Iclaim text \ reference 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 


11 

2:40-63 



529 

30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shaft. 

2:67-3:16 

7 

7:58-68 

4:44-64 

3 

530 

32, The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 


inherent 




529 

34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adjacent a tissue 
structure immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
dssue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 


1.11 





39* The method of claim 23 further 
ccHnprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
ccmductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 


1,6 


6:54-7:5 



42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 



1:34-53 





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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

1 . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site od a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 







Ipositioning an electrode terminal into at least 
Iclose proximity with the target site in the 
Bpresence of an electrically conductive fhiid; 



1:52-56, 
5:26-30, 
7:59-62, 
3:59-61, 
6:23-27 

846-47 

5:25-33 

3:67-4:3 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 



3:5-20 




applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that ari electrical current 
flows from the electrode tmninal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

4:15; 7:38- 
50 


1:5-17 

845-46 

6:1-30 

1:12-37 

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







immersing the target site within a voltune of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 



7:45-62 



1:65-2:21 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode terminal and the return electrode^ 



3:5-20; 
5:21-30 




4. The Dfiethod of claim 1 further cominising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 





7:45-62 



1:65-2:21 

9. The method of claim 1 wh^ein 







the electrode terminal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shaft 

6:45-54 


4:66-5:2 

845 

3:1-52 

1:15-36 

1 1. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 







13. The method of claim ]. wherein 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

ihe return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 

QlCV>llvUv Ivlllllllal id LflUU^Ill uUJa^/^Ili CI 

tissue sU^ucture immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 



3:5-20; 
5:21-30 




1 X Tfu> mpthnrl nf dnim 1 fiirther 

I O. I lie IIICUIUU vFl VltUIII 1 lUlUId 

comprismg 







applying a sufflcient high frequency voltage 
Qinereucc lo vapoiiz^c uic ciccu icauy 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact with the vapor layer. 

4:47 


1:33-40 



inherent 

21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


7:26^2; 
Fig. 6 





A meinoa lor applying eieciricai energy 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprising: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
stiucture in die presence of an electrically 
ccmductive fluid; 



1:52-56, 
5:26-30, 
7:59-62, 
3:59-61, 
6-.23-27 

846-47 

5:25-33 

3:67-4:3 

spaicing a return electrode away from the 
oooy suuciure ui me prcscucc oi uic 
electrically conductive fluid; and 



3:5-20 



: 

smnrvirio A niQfi ii pnn^np'v vnrfsiop ft i ffprfnf*.^ 

between the active electrode and the return 
cicciroue sucn luai an ciccuicaj vui i cut 
flows from the active electrode, tiirough the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

4:15; 7:38- 
50 


1:5-17 

845-46 

6:1-30 

1:12-37 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







immersing the target site within a vohmie of 
the electrically conductive fluid aiid 



7:45-62 



1:65-2:21 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
general a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 



3:5-20; 
5:21-30 





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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 



/.*|j-OZ 



1:65-2:21 

30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument ^afL 

6:45-54 


4:66-5:2 

S45 

3:1-52 

1:15-36 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 







34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brou^t adjacent a tissue 
stmcture immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path b^een the active electrode and the 

npiiim p.lftrtmdp 



3:5-20; 
5:21-30 




39. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 

4:47 


1:33-40 



inherent 

42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
Ivolts peak to peak. 


7.26-42; 
Fig. 6 


! 

i 




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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

] . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 







Ipositioning an electrode terminal into at least 
Iclose proximity with the target site in the 
Ipresence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

1:34-38 

2:35-58 

332, 334 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electricaily conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode tenhinal and the 
return electrode; and 





2:42-68 


applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

2:33-46 

2:35-58 

333 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

3:1-16 

2:59-3:5 

334 

2:25-31 

2:51-55 

1425 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electricaily conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the: 
electrode terminal and the return electrode. 




2:25-31 

.2:42-68; 
3:65^:7 

1426 

4. The method of claim 1 fiirther comprising 




: 



delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 





334 

2:25-31; 
Figs. 1-2 

2:51-55 

1425 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrode tominal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shafL 

2:34-46 

2:35-58 

333 

2:4 M3 

Fig. 9; 3:29 
30 

1425 

1 ] . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



334 

2:47-51; 
Fig. 1 

3.-65-68 

1426 

13. The method of claim I wherein 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limilation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 
electrode terminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 
tftmiinal and the. reftinLclfictrodfi 




2:25-31 

2:42-68; 
3:65-4:7 

1426 

18. The method of claim 1 further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difTerence to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact with tiie vaoor layer. 







2 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 





330-38 


23. A method for applying electrical oiergy 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprising 





- 


contacting an active electrode widi the body 
structure ia the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

1:34-38 

2:35-58 

334 

2:21-58 

2:42-68 

1425 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electricallv conductive fluid; and 





2:42-68 


applying a high frrequency voltage difTerence 
betweo) the active electrode and &e return 
electrode such ti^ an electrical current 
flows from the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fhiid, and to die 
return electrode. 

2:33-46 

2:35-58 

333 

2:21-58 

2:42h68 

1425 

26. The method of claim 23 frmher 
comprising 







imma:sing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 

3:1-16 

2:59-3:5 

334 

2:25-31 

2:51-55 

1425 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 




2:25-31 

2:42-68; 
3:65-4:7 

1426 


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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


[claim text \ reference 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprisinK 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 




2:25-31; 
Figs. 1-2 



30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shafl. 

2:34-46 

2:35-58 

333 

2:41-43 

Fig. 9; 3:29 
30 

1425 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fhiid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



334 

2:47-51; 
Fig.l 

3:65-68 

1426 

34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adjacent a tissue 
structure immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 

rf^tiim ftleT-tmHp 




2:25-31 

2:42-68; 
3:65-4:7 

1426 

39. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







applying a sufHcient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
die discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 







42, The method of claim 23 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1 400 
volts peak to peak. 





3:30-38 



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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

25 

26 i 27 

28 

29 

30 

1 . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 







positioning an electrode terminal into at least 
close proximity with the target site in the 
presence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

99-100 

1383 

3:48-53 

2:18, 5:28- 
31 

68,71 

4:48-58, 
Fig. 5 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 


1383 




Fig. 5 

applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal^ through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

99 

1383 

238-66 

2:23-33 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

3. The method of claim I further compnsing 







nnmersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

100 

1383 


5:12-35 

68 


positioiung the return electrode within the. 
vohmie of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode terminal and the return electrode. 

100 

1383 


1:57-2:6 

68 

Fig. 5 

4. The method of claim 1 further comprising 





■ 


delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 

100 

1383 



68 


9. The method of claim 1 wfa^ein 







the electrode terminal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shaft 

100 

1383 

1:26-50 

1:57.2:6 

68 

5:11-27 

11 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 

100 

1383 


1:57-2:6 

68 


13. The mediod of claim 1 wherein 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

25 

26 

27 

28 

29 

30 

the retuni electrode is spaced from the 
electrode tenninal such that when the 
electrode terminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue, structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue stnicture and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

terminal and thft reiiim eJfictmHft 

100 

1383 


1:57-2:6 

68 

Fig- 5 

18. The method of claim I further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 

citck in ^i\nfn/^f 'With tTiA vstr^\r isn/^r 
sue UJ vUiiUKfi wiui uxc va|wr lajrci. 


1382-83 

inherent 



inherent 

21. The method of claim I wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


1383 



68 


23 A method for annlvin? electrical enerffv 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 

f*om nr 1 ^ 1 Ti P * 

KfKJlUyil Xdlilf^* 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

99-100 

1383 

3:48-53 

2:18, 5:28- 

68 

4:48-58, 
Fig. 5 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electricallv conductive fluid: and 


1383 



— , : 

Fig. 5 

applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

99 

1383 

2:38^ 

2-23-33 

67-68 

4:32-5:10 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







inimersmg the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

100 

1383 


5:12-35 

68 


positioning the return electrode within the 
yohmie of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 

100 

1383 


1:57-2:6 

68 

Fig. 5 


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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

25 

26 

27 

28 

29 1 30 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 

100 

1383 



68 


30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrimient shaft. 

100 

1383 

1:26-50 

1:57.2:6 

68 

5:11-27 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 

100 

1383 


1:57-2:6 

68 


34, The method of claim 23 Mierein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adiacent a H<;sue 
stnicture immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electiically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 

rptiim pIprtrnHp 

100 

1383 


1:57-2:6 

68 

Fig. 5 

39. The method of claim 23 further 
corriorisinff 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive. fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 


1382-83 

inherent 



inherent 

42. The method of claim 23 Mlierein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to pedc 


1383 



68 



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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

31 

32 

33 

34 

35 

36 

I . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 







positioning an electrode terminal into at least 
close proximity with the target site in the 
presence of an electrically conductive fhiid; 

3:11-26, 
3:31, 7:65 


2:45^9 

43 

248 

7:30-37 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fliiid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 

Fig. 4 


Fig. 2 

44 



apply mg a high frequency voltage differwice 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 

42 

248 

4:4-3$ 

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







iram«^ing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 

7:3-8:5 


5:4-30 


248 

7:26-52 

positioning the retum electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode temiinal and the retum electrode. 

Fig. 4 


Fig. 2; 5:4- 
30 

44 


7:26-52 

4. The method of claim 1 further comprising 

delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
die target site. 









2:45-3:10 




248 

7*26-52 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrode terminal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shaft 

5:17-31 





4:40-58 

1 1. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 

7:3-8:5 




248 

726-52 

13. The method of claim 1 wherein 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text V reference 

31 1 32 

33 

34 

35 

36 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 
electrode terminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

t^TTTiinpl anH thft rehim ftlftrtroHft 

Fig. 4 


Fig. 2; 5:4- 
30 

44 

• 

7:26-52 

1 K The method of claim 1 further 







applying a sufficient hig|i frequency voltage 

ccMiductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact with the vapor layer. 







21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


8 





to a target site on a body structure on or 
widiin a patient's body, the method 
c<Mnprism£: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

3:11-26, 
3:31,7:65 


2:45-69 

43 

248 

730-37 

spacing a return electrode away fitim the 

i/uujr du uvtui & ill uiv ^odjv^ uiv 

electrically conductive fluid; and 

Fig. 4 



44 



ayf^ijruu^ cs iii^ii u v\jubii\rjr .* viio^w uii ict vU w 

b^era the active electrode and the return 

vJvVUvUv OUVU Uiai <U1 vXvVUIWtU ViUICUl 

flows from the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

2:45-58 


2:45-69 

42 

248 

4:4-39 

26. The method of claim 23 fiirtiier 
comprisioR 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 

7:3-8'J 


5:4-30 


248 

7:26-52 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 

Fig. 4 


Fig. 2; 5:4- 
30 . 

44 


7:26-52 


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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

31 

32 

1 33 

34 

35 

36 

27. The method of claim 23 further 

cornprising^ 

delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 








2:45-3:10 




248 

7:26-52 

30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instruntent shaft 

5:17-31 





4:40-58 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 

7:3-8:5 




248 

7:26-52 

34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 

Structure immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 

Fig.4 


Fig. 2; 5:4- 
30 

44 


7:26-52 

39 The method of claim 23 fiirther . 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
dififerehce to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
die discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 







42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


8 






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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

37 

38 

39 

40 

41 

42 

I, r\ lilCUlv/U lUI aLPL/ljrlllg CIv^UlV^I CIICIKY lU 

a target site od a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 







positioning an electrode temiinal into at least 
close proximity with the target site in the 
presence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

663 

1168 


2:37-42 

291 

275-76 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode temiinal and the 
return electrode; and 







app]3dng a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

662-63 

1168 

5:1-47 

2:62-65 

291 

275 

3. The method of claim 1 further contiprising 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and . 

662 

1168 

1:64-2:17 

5:62-6:19 

291 

275 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode temiiina] and the return electrode. 

662 






4. The method of claim 1 fiirther comprising 



- 





delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 

662 

1168 

l:64r2:17 


291 

275 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrode terminal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shaft 

662 

1168 

Fig. 5; 8:9- 
34 

4:16-35 

292 

275 

1 1. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid ccHnprises 
isotonic saline. 

662 

1168 



291 

275 

13. The method of claim 1 whw^in 








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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


|claiin text \ reference 

37 

38 

39 

40 

41 

42 

jthe return electrode is spaced from the 
jelectrode terminal such that when the 
electrode terminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return elecUxnle is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

t^rmin;il anH the: rfthim ftl<^rtrfwfp 

662 






lis. The method of claim 1 further 
Icomorisinc 







japplying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
sue ui coniaci wim inc vapor laycr. 


1170 





21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 







9"^ A method for annlvinff electrical enerev 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

663 

1168 


2:37-42 

291 

275-76 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electricallY conductive fluid; and 




- 


-r^ ■ 

applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

662-63 

I16S 

5:1-47 

2:62-65 

291 

275 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







inunersing the target site within a voliune of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

662 

1 168 

1:64-2:17 

5:62-6:19 

291 

275 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volimie of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 

662 







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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


Iclaim text \ reference 

37 

38 

39 

40 

41 

42 

827. The method of claim 23 farther 
Icomprising 







Idelivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 


I lOo 

I .V*r-Z. 1 / 

• - - ■ 

1 


30. TTie method of claim 23 whereb 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shaft 

662 

1168 

Fig. 5;8:9- 
34 

4:16-35 

292 

275 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 

662 

1168 



291 

275 

34. The method of claim 23 wherem 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adjacent a tissue 
stnicture immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 

retiim ftlertmdft 

662 






39. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency vohage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 


1170 





42. The metfiod of claim 23 wherein 







the vottage is m the range from 500 to 1400 
vohs peak to peak. 








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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

43 

44 

45 

46 

47 

48 

1. A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 







positioning an electrode terminal into at least 
close proximity with the target site tn the 
presence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

1 1 

A.iQ 7Q 
1 O-Zo 

3:48-55, 
5:6-19 


O.H-OU 

6:28, 4:6, 
7:59 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode tcrmmal and the 
return electrode; and 




6:42 


6:28 

applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

2:8-4:10 

2:26-51 

4:21-5:6 

2:31-53 

1:34 

2:28 

3. The method of claun 1 further compnsmg 







inunersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

11:1-20 


3:48-4:7 

6:39-45 


3:65-4:17 

positioning the return electrode within the 
voliune of electrically conductive .fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode tenninal and the return electrode. 



inherent 

6:42; 3:8- 
34 


6:28; 5:65^ 
6:19 

: '■ rr— 

4. The method of claim 1 fuitho' comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
me target sue. 

11:1-20 


3:48^:7 

6:39-45 


3:65^:17 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







die electrode terminal con^rises a single 
active electrode disposed near tfie distal end 
of an instnunent shaft 

2:8-18 

3:48-51 

5:7-19 

3:41-4:2 

1:57-2:35 

3:65-4:17 

1 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







die electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



3:48-4:7 



5:65-6:19 

13. The method of claim 1 wherein 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

43 

44 

45 

46 

47 

48 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode tenminal such that when the 
electrode tenminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluids the return electrode is 
^ced from the tissue stmcture and the 
electrically conductive fluid conipletes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

tprminni nnH thp rpiiim pWtroHft 



inherent 

6:42; 3:8- 
34 


628; 5:65- 
6:19 

18. The method of claim I further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode tenninal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact with the vapor layer. 



inherent 

inherent 


inherent 

21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







die voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 







23. A rnethod for applying electrical energy 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprising: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
coiiductive fluid; 

11 

4:28 

3:48-55 

6:42, 4:1 

6:4-60 

6:28,4:6, 
7:59 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electrically conductive fhikl: and 




6:42 


6:28 

zppfying a high friequency voltage diffoence 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows frt>m tl^ active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

2:8-4:10 

2:26-51 

4:21-5:6 

2:31-53 

1:34 

2,28 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electricaJly.conductive fluid and 

11:1-20 


3:4M:7 

6:39-45 


3:65-4:17 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically c<mductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 



inherent 

6:42; 3:8- 
34 


6:28; 5:65- 
6:19 


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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

43 

44 45 

46 

47 

48 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 

11*1 OCi 


3:48-4:7 



J.UJ-*T. 1 / 

30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instriunent shaft. 

2:8-18 

3:48-51 

. 5:7-19 

3:41-4:2 

1:57-2:35 

3:65-4:17 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



3:48-4:7 



5:65-6:19 

34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adjacent a tissue 
structure immersed in electncally conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 
rfttiim elfirtrndft 



inherent 

6:42; 3:8- 
34 


6:28; 5:65- 
6:19 

39. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







aj^Iying a sufficient high frequency vohage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the disdiarge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 

- 


inherent 

inherent 


inherent 

42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 








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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

49 

50 51 

52 

53 

54 

1 . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a taigct site on a body structure on or within 
a patient* s body, the method comprising: 







positioning an electrode temiinal into at least 
close proximity with the target site in the 
presence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

1:65 

2:2-20 

3:50-53 

2:26 

3:63,2:1, 
6:28 

669. 672 

positioning a return electrode within the 
lelectrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body stoicture to genoBte a current flow 
path between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 



.3:53 

• 



^plyuig a high firequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the targ^ site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

1:55 

2:21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

670 

b. The method of claim I further comprising 







limmersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

1:47-68 


3:30-34 

2:24-29 

3:37-64 


positioning the return electrode, vnthin the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the cuirent flow path between the 
electrode terminal and the return electrode. 

1:47-68 


335-57 

130-39 

3:37-64 


4. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
tht target site. 

1:47-68 


330-34 

2:24-29 

3:37-64 


9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrode tmninal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an tnstnun^ shaft 

3:27-44 

1:40-51 

335-57 

1:42-50 

337-64 

670 

1 1. The method of claim 1 wh^ein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



335-57 

2:24-29 



13. The method of claim I wherein 








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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

49 

50 51 

52 

53 

54 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode tenninal such that when the 
electrode tenninal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure inuncrsed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

terminal and thft rfthtm ftlwttrndK 

1:47-68 


3:35-57 

1:30-39 

3:37-64 


18. The method of claim 1 further 
comnrisin? 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difTerence to vanorize the electrical Iv 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact vv^ith the vapor layer. 



inherent 

4:10 



21. The method of claim I wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 







7^ A method for annlvin? electrical enersv 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
cornprisiiiK* 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
stnicture in the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

1:65 

2:2-20 

3:50-53 

2:26 

3:63,2:1, 
6:28 

672 

^cing a return electrode away fix)m the 
body structure in the pr^ence of the 
electrically conductive fluid; and 



3:53 




applying a high frequency voltage different 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

1:55 

2:21-63 

2:41-3:58 

3:1-32 

2:28-55 

670 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







immmmg the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

1:47-^8 


330-34 

2:24-29 

3:37-64 


positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 

1:47-68 


3:35-57 

1:30-39 

3:37-64 



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Exhibit D; 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

49 

50 

51 

52 

53 

54 

27. The method of claim 23 fiirther 
comprisiiiR 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 

1:47-68 


3:30-34 



2:24-29 

3:37-64 


30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shaft. 

3:27-44 

1:40-51 

3:35.57 

1:42-50 

3:37-64 

670 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid coiiq)rises 
isotonic saline. 



3:35-57 

2-.24-29 



34. The method of claim 23 v\^erein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adiacent a ti^iie 
Structure immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode b spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 

rRtiim ftlftTtroHft 

1:47-68 


335-57 

1:30-39 

3:37-64 


39. The method of claim 23 further 
conmrisin? 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 



inherent 

4:10 



42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







die voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

55 1 56 

57 

58 t 59 

60 

I A m^tKnH frtr itrtnlvino ^l^i^frii^ftl l^nf^rov tt\ 

I I r\ lIlvUIUU iUI aU^ljiii^ vivvU lixil vll&lgjr W 

a target site on a body stnicture on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 





1 


positioning an electrode terminal into at least 
close proximity with the target site in the 
presence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

1:52-55, 
2:7^6 

4:20-50 

4,6 


2-3 

5:40 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body stnicture to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 







applyii^ a high frecjuency voltage difference 
b^een the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the retuih 
electrode through the current flow path. 

2:7-46 

1:61^2:12 

3 

3:9-49 


4:45 

3. The method of claim 1 fiuther comprising 







inunersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 



6:7-15 



4:30-37 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode luminal and the return electrode. 



■ 

6:7-15 




4. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 



6.7-15 



4:30-37 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







&e electrode terminal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument shaft 


1:61-2:11 




4:15-29 

1 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



6:7-15 




1 3. The method of claim 1 v^erein 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

55 

56 

57 

58 

59 t 60 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 
electrode tenninal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 
terminal and thft retiim ftlftrtmHp. 



6:7-15 




18. The method of claim I frirther 
comtMisine 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 

citf^ in cttntTit^ with thp vfinnr Istvpr 







21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 







23. A method for applying electrical energy 
to a taiget site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprising: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
c(»iductive fhiid; 

1:52-55, 
2:7-46 

4:20-50 

6 


2-3 

5:40 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electrically conductive fluid; and 







applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the active electrode and the retimi 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows fr<nn the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
r^uro electrode. 

2:7-46 

1:61-2:12 

3 

3:9-49 


4:45 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







immersing the target site vrithin a volume of 
die electrically conductive fluid and 



6:7-15 



4:30-37 

positioning the return electrode within the 
vohmie of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active ele<^ode and the return electrode. 



6:7-15 





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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

55 

56 

57 

58 

59 

1 60 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 



6:7-15 



4:30-37 

30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shaft. 


1:61-2:11 




4:15-29 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fhiid comprises 
isotonic saline. 



6:7-15 




34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode vi brought adiacent a tissue 
structure immersed in electrically conductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 

- 


6:7-15 




39 The method of claim 23 further 







applying a sufficient high frequency vohage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and ta induce 
die discharge of energy to the target site m 
contact with the vapor layer. 







42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 








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Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

61 

62 1 63 

64 

65 

66 

1 . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 






Ipositioning an electrode tenninal into at least 
Iclose proximity with the target site in the 
Rpresence of an electrically conductive fhiid; 

11:65-66, 
4:15 

4:10-29 

2:26 


2:10, 6:65. 
8:22 

2:10. 5:15 

ipositioning a return electrode within the 
Belectrically conductive fluid such that the 
Iretum electrode is not in contact with the 
Ibody structure to generate a current flow 
qpmh between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 


Fig. 3 





applyii^ a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

3:30 

2:35 


2:5 

5:34 

2:1 

3. The method of claim I further comprising 







immersing the target site wi&in a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 


4:30-46 


4:23-31 



6:64-7:10 

1:63-2:17 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volimne of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode tenninal and the return electrode. 


rig. 3 





4. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 


4:30-46 


4:23-31 

6:64-7:10 

1:63-2:17 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the electrode terminal con^rises a single 
active electrode di^>osed near tfie distal end 
of an instrument shaft 

5:10-28 

3:28-60 


5:44-63 

5:20-36 

1:63-2:17 

1 L The method of claim 1 wherein 







die electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 





6:64-7:10 

3:24-33 

1 3- The method of claim 1 who-ein 








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Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


Iclaim text \ reference 

61 

62 

63 

64 

65 

66 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 
electrode tenninal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

fprmmal and Ihft return ftlftrtrftdft 


Fig. 3 


i 



1 8. The method of claim 1 further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer oyer at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact with the vapor layer. 





6:56 


21. The method of claim 1 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 

4:28-48 






23. A method for applying electrical energy 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprising: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

11:65-66, 
4:15 

4:10-29 

2:26 


2:10, 6:65, 
8:22 

2:10 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electrically conductive fluid; and 


Fig. 3 





applying a high frequency voltage difiference 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

3:30 

2:35 


2:5 

5:34 

2:1 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







immersing the target site within a volimie of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 


4:30-46 


4:23-31 

6:64-7:10 

1:63-2:17 

positioning the return electrode within the 
vohmie of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 


Fig. 3 

1 






Page 32 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

61 

62 

63 

64 

65 

66 

27. The method of claim 23 ftinher 
comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 


4:30-46 


4:23-31 

6:64-7:10 

1:63-2:17 

30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shall 

5:10-28 

3:28-60 


5:44-63 

5:20-36 

1:63-2:17 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 





6:64-7:10 

3:24-33 

34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
eledmde is Hrou<^ht adiacerit a tissue 
stmcturc immersed in electrically conducive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 


Fig. 3 

- 




39 The method of claim 23 further 

• M U-lvUAvw M. V*ITH1 1 1 AULA Ulwl 







^>plytng a sufRcient high frequency voltage 
dififer^ce to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
pOTtion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 





6:56 


42. The m^od of claim 23 wh^ein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 

4:28-48 







Page 33 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

67 

68 

69 . 70 

.71 i 72 

1. A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body stnicture on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 





1 

positioning an electrode terminal into at least 
close proximity with the target site in the 
presence of an electrically conductive fluid; 

4:10, 2:35 

1:2M4 

4:13-17 

3:1,2:45 

7:13-15 

4:33, 3:9 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conductive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contact with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 






2:29-36 

applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

2:35 

3:25 

3:20 

2:38 

3:43-4:18 

2:30 

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 

4:4-11 

2:65-3:22 

; 2:67-3:8 

i 



positioning the return electrode within the 
vohune of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode terminal and the return electrode. 

4:4-11 



2:67-3:8 


2*:29-36 

4, The method of claim 1 further comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 

4:4-11 

2:65-3:22 


2:67-3:8 



9. The method of claiin 1 wherein 







the electrode tmninal comprises a single 
active electrode disposed near the distal end 
of an instrument ^laft 

4:37-52 

4:33-43 

3:13-16 

2:37-46 

3:43-53 

2:36-41 

1 1. The method of claim I wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 

4:4-11 



2:67-3:8 



13. The method of claim 1 wherein 








Page 34 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ rererence 

67 

68 

69 

70 

71 


the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 
electrode terminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

tmnmal and thp. rphtm eAertrnde. 

4:4-11 



2:67-3:8 


2:29-36 

1 8. The method of claim 1 further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
poition of the electrode temiinal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contaa with the vapor layer. 







2 1 . The method of claim 1 \^erein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
vohs peak to peak. 







23. A method for applying electrical cnargy 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprisine: 







contacting an active electrode with the body 
structure in the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

4:10, 2:35 



3:1,2:45 


4:33,3:9 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in die pres^ice of the 
electrically conductive fluid: and 






2:29-36 

applying a high frequency vbhage difference 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the active electrode; through the 
electrically conductive fhiid, and to the 
return electrode. 

2:35 

3:25 

3-.20 

2:38 

3:43-4:18 

2:30 

26. The method of claim 23 further 
comprisii% 







immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically, conductive fluid and 

4:4-11 

2:65-3:22 


2i:67-3:8 



positionii^ the retuns electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fhikl to 
generate a current flow path betwera the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 

4:4-11 



2:67-3:8 


2:29-36 


Page 35 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

67 

68 

69 

70 

71 

72 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







delivering the electrically conductive fluid to 
the target site. 

4-4-1 1 



Z.O /-j.o 




30. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the active electrode comprises a single active 
electrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shaft. 

4:37-52 

4:33^3 

3:13-16 

2:37-46 

3:43-53 

2:36-41 

32, The method of claim 23 wherein 







the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 

4:4-11 



2:67-3:8 



34. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the return electrode is spaced from the 
active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adjacent a tissue 
structure immersed in electrically conductive 
fhiid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 
rptiim e^ecitrnde. 

4:4-11 



2:67-3:8 


2:29-36 

39. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 







applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discharge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 







42. The method of claim 23 wherein 







the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 








Page 36 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

73 

74 

1 . A method for applying electrical energy to 
a target site on a body structure on or within 
a patient's body, the method comprising: 



positioning an electrode terminal into at least 

WlUdC |/IVAUIIliy VVIUJ UiC UU get dllC 111 UlC 

presence of an electrically conductive fhiid; 

0.*t J-J^ 

SN61187, 
SN61173 

positioning a return electrode within the 
electrically conduaive fluid such that the 
return electrode is not in contaa with the 
body structure to generate a current flow 
path between the electrode terminal and the 
return electrode; and 


SN61173 

^plying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the electrode terminal and the return 
electrode such that an electrical current 
flows from the electrode terminal, through 
the region of the target site, and to the return 
electrode through the current flow path. 

4:35 

SN6n73 

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising 


immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fhiid and 

3:60-4:3 

SN61174 

positioning the return electrode within the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate the current flow path between the 
electrode terminal and the return electrode. 


SN61171, 
SN61173 

^t. 1 nc mcuioa oi viaun i luruier compnsmg 



ucuveruig uic eiccuicaiiy conaucuve uuiu lo 

3:60-4:3 

SN61174 

9. The method of claim 1 wherein 



dre electrode terminal con^)rises a single 
active electrode diqx>sed near the distal end 
of an instrumerlt shaft 

6:8-22 

SN6II73 

11. The rnethod of claim 1 wherein 



the electrically conductive fluid comprises 
isotonic saline. 


SN61174 

13. The method of claim 1 v^erein 




Page 37 of 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the '592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

73 

74 

the return electrode is spaced from the 
electrode terminal such that when the 
electrode terminal is brought adjacent a 
tissue structure immersed in electrically 
conductive fluid, the return electrode is 
spaced from the tissue structure and the 
electrically conductive fluid completes a 
conduction path between the electrode 

terminal flnrf thft return elertrorfe 


SN61171, 
SN61173 

1 8. The method of claun 1 further 
comprising 



applying a sufficient high jftequency voltage 
difference to vaporize the electrically 
conductive fluid in a thin layer over at least a 
portion of the electrode terminal and to 
induce the discharge of energy to the target 
site in contact with tfie vapor layer. 


SN61173 

2 1 . The method of claim 1 wherein 



the voltage is in the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


SN61173 

23. A method for applying electrical energy 
to a target site on a body structure on or 
within a patient's body, the method 
comprisine: 



contacting an active electrode with tiie body 
structure m the presence of an electrically 
conductive fluid; 

6:45-55 

SN61187, 
SN61173 

spacing a return electrode away from the 
body structure in the presence of the 
electrically conductive fluid; and 


oiNDl 1 /J 

applying a high frequency voltage difference 
between the active electrode and the return 
electrode sudi th^ an electrical current 
flows from the active electrode, through the 
electrically conductive fluid, and to the 
return electrode. 

4:35 

SN61173 

Z-Oi, 1 ne metnoo or ciaun lurxner 
comprising 



immersing the target site within a volume of 
the electrically conductive fluid and 

3:604:3 

SN61174 

positioning the return electrode wltfaiii the 
volume of electrically conductive fluid to 
generate a current flow path between the 
active electrode and the return electrode. 


SN61171, 
SN61173 


Page 38 oif 39 


Exhibit D: 

Examples of where each limitation of the claims 
of the *592 patent may be found in each reference. 


claim text \ reference 

73 

74 

27. The method of claim 23 further 
comprising 



delivering the electricallv conductive fluid to 

UiV MUKvk SIlW. 

3:60-4:3 

SN61174 

IbO. The method of claim 23 wherein 



Ithe active electrode comprises a single active 
lelectrode disposed near the distal end of an 
instrument shaft 

6:8-22 

SN61173 

32. The method of claim 23 wherein 



the electrically conductive fluid conprises 
isotonic saline. 


SN61174 

34. The method of claim 23 wherein 



UK* IvllUII vlCCUvUC lo d|AMrCU llUIIl UlC 

active electrode such that when the active 
electrode is brought adjacent a tissue 
stnicture immersed in electrically omductive 
fluid, the return electrode is spaced from the 
tissue structure and the electrically 
conductive fluid completes a conduction 
path between the active electrode and the 


SN61171, 
SN61I73 

jy* ine meuiou 01 ciaun lunner 
Cuiuprising 



applying a sufficient high frequency voltage 

conductive fluid to a thin layer oyer at least a 
portion of the active electrode and to induce 
the discliarge of energy to the target site in 
contact with the vapor layer. 


SN61173 

42. The method of claim 23 wherein 



the voltage is m the range from 500 to 1400 
volts peak to peak. 


SN6I173 


Page 39 of 39 


Exhibit E: 

Anticipation and obviousness contentions 

Smith & Nephew contends that the following claims are anticipated by at least 
each of the following primary references. Smith & Nephew reserves the right to 
supplement this contention in the event ArthroCare changes its construction of the 


asserted claims, or in the event the Court's construction of the asserted claims differs. 




xvcIcrcDCcS 


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ft 1^ 79 1% 7/^ 70 '^1 'Kf^ "^R dft SI S9 74 
O, I J, ZZ, Zj, ZO, Z7, J i, JO, JO, HO, Jl, Jit, /*t 


AA 
40 

ft 1^ 71 70 X\ Aft SI ^9 
o, 1 J, ZJ, Zy, Jl, 4o, Jl, jZ 


AH 
4/ 

91 11 ilft SI 
Zj, j1, 4o, j 1 


ec 
JJ 

ft 1^ 99 91 9^ 90 11 1A 1ft 4ft SI ^9 /'iS 
o, 1 J, ZZ, Z3, ZD, Zy, jl, jO, jo, 4o, jI, jZ, Oj 


JO 

ft 1^ 9< 9Q H 1^ 1ft SI S9 
o, 1 J, ZO, Zy, 31,00, jo, j1, jZ 


JO 

99 91 9/i 90 1ft 
ZZ, Zj, ZO, Zy, JO, Oj 


jy 

99 91 9/i 90 
ZZ, Zj, ZO, Zy 


1 
1 

ft 1 *s 9/; 1ft Aft ^l S9 AS 
O, 1 J, ZO, JO, **o, J 1, jZ, 0-> 



1 ^ 9/^ ^9 

1 J, ZO, jZ, Oj 


1 7 
1 / 

9/; 

ZO 


1 ft 

9/; 
ZO 


71 

9/\ ^9 
ZO, jZ 



X 9fi 1R SI S7 fiS 

O, JO, *tO, Ji, J^> ""J 



ft 7A 1ft Aft ^1 ^7 /is 

O, ZO, JO, HO, J I, JZ, oj 


7R 

ft 1 c 9/: 90 7A 
o, 1 J, ZO, zy, /H 


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. Ly 

1^ 7/: 

1 J, ZO, oj 


47 

26 29 38 


48 

26,29 


49 

26,29 


50 

26,29,65 


54 

48 

592 

1 

8, 15,23,26,31,34,48,51.74 


3 

8, 15,23,26,31,48,51 


4 

8,15,23,26,31,48,51 


9 

8, 15,23,26,31,48,51 


11 

8,23,26,31,48,51 


13 

8, 15,23,26,31,48,51 


18 

8, 15,26,48,51 


21 

23,26 


23 

8, 15, 23, 26, 31, 34, 48, 5 1, 74 


26 

8,15,31,48,51 


11 

8,15,31,48,51 


30 

8, 15, 31, 48, 51 


1 


Patent 

Claim 

References 


32 

8,31,48,51 


34 

8, 15.31,34, 48,51 


39 

8, 15,48,51 


42 

23, 26, 74 


Smith & Nephew also contends that the following claims would have been 
obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the invention in view of at least 
each of the following combinations of primary references, which Smith & Nephew 
contends would have been combined for at least the following reasons. Stnith & Nephew 
reserves the right to supplement this contention in the event ArthroCare changes its 
construction of the asserted claims, or in the event the Court's construction of the 
asserted claims differs. 


Patent 

Claim 

Combinations 

Motivation to Combine 

536 

45 

Any one or more of 1 0, 32, 34 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


46 

10 with any one or more of 22, 
26,36,38,65; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — appljring 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patirat's body structure. 


47 

Any one or more of 8, 1 5, 26, 
29, 36, 52 with any one or more 
of 10, 34; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
sanie problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


55 

1 0 with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical euCTgy to. a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


Patent 

Claim 

Combinations 

Motivation to Combine 


56 

34 with any one or more of 48, 

65; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


58 

Any one or more of 8, 1 5, 3 1, 
48, 5 1, 52 with any one or more 
of the anticipating references 
listed above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


59 

32 with any one or more of 8, 
15,31, 38, 48, 51,52, 65; 
any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem ~ applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 

882 

1 

1 0 with any one or more of 22, 

23,29,31,34,36; 

any one or more of the preceding 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem ~ applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


13 

Any one or more of 1 0, 29 with 
any one or more of 8, 38, 48, 51 ; 
amy one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


17 

Aiiv one or more of 23 29. 32 

witii any one or more of 8, 15, 

38,48,51,52,65; 

any one or more of the preceding 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


18 

Any one or more of 23, 29, 32 

with any one or more of 8, 1 5, 

38,48,51,52,65; 

any one or more of the preceding 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


Patent 

Claim 

Combinations 

Motivation to Combine 


21 

Any one or more of 3 1 , 36 with 
any one or more of 8, 1 5, 38, 48, 
51,65; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problOTi — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient*s body structure. 


23 

Any one or more of 22, 23, 29, 
31, 36 with 15; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or mtore of the 
anticipating referaices listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


24 

Any one or more of 22, 23, 29, 
36 with 15; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


28 

Any one or more of 1 0, 22, 23, 
31,32, 34, 36,38, 48,51,52 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


29 

Any one or more of 1 0, 48, 52 
with any one or more of 8, 29; 
anv one or more of the nrecedinp 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above; 

38, 5 1 with any one or more of 
the anticipating references listed . 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 

a patient's body structure. 


47 

Any one or more of 22, 3 1, 36 
with any one or more of 8, 15, 
48,51/52,65; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


4 


Patent 

Claim 

Combinations 

Motivation to Combine 


48 

Any one or more of 23, 32 with 
any one or more of 8, 15, 65; 
any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references Usted 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem - applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient ' s body structure. 


49 

32 with any one or more of 8, 
15, 65; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references Hsted 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


50 

Any one or more of 8, 1 5 with 
any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical en^gy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


54 

3 1 with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
aix)ve. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 

592 

1 

Any one or more of 10, 22, 29, 
32, 36, 38, 52 with any one or 
more of the anticipating 
references listed above. 

Each reifereiice is directed to the 
same problon — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


3 

Any one or more of 22, 29, 36, 
52 Avith 34; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above; 

38, 65 with any one or more of 
the anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


4 

Any one or more of 22, 29, 36, 

38, 52, 65 with 34; 

any one or more of the preceding 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical en^gy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


9 

Any one or more of 1 0, 22, 29, 

36, 38, 52, 65 with 34; 

any one or more of the preceding 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above. 

Bach reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


I 


Patent 

Claim 

Combinations 

Motivation to Combine 


11 

Anv one or more of 22 29 36 
38, 52, 65 with any one or more 
of 15, 34; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


13 

Any one or more of 22, 29, 36, 
52 with 34; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


i o 

* An!/ f\t\^ /^"P in/\T** i\T III Sv 
r\uy uiic KJi iiii/ic %jx IV/, JOy 

65 with any one or more of 23, 
31,34; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

■ JurclV/lI ldCXClii.rC lo Uiid^lCU lO UiC 

same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 



j\ny one or more oi wiui 
any one or more of 8, 15, 31, 34, 
48,51; 

any one or more of the preceding 

VVlLll dlljr Ullw Ui.UlOiw ML 111%^ 

anticipating references listed 
above. 

. ehm^o. reierence is uirecieu lo me 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


23 

Any one or more of 10, 22, 29, 
32, 36, 38, 52 with any one or 
more of the anticipating 
references listed above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — ^plying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


26 

Any one or more of 22, 23, 26, 

29, 36, 52 with 34; 

afiv one or more of the nrecedin& 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above; 

38, 65 with any one or more of 
the anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
sameproblOTi — applying 
electrica] enerev to a target site on 
a patient's body sliucture. 


6 


Patent 

Claim 

Combinations 

Motivation to Combine 


27 

Any one or more of 22, 23, 26, 
29, 36, 38, 52, 65 with 34; 
any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


30 

Any one or more of 10, 22, 23, 
26, 29, 36, 38, 52, 65 with 34; 
any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


32 

Any one or more of 22, 23, 26, 

29, 36, 38, 52, 65 with any one 

or more of 15, 34; 

any one or more of the preceding 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem ~ applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


34 

Any one or more of 22, 23, 26, 
29, 36, 52 with any one or more 
of the anticipating references 
listed above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


39 

Any one or more of 10, 26, 38, 
52, 65 with any one or more of 
31,34; 

any one or more of the preceding 
with any one or more of the 
anticipating references listed 
above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — applying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patient's body structure. 


42 

Any one or more of 23, 26, 29, 

32 with any one or more of 

8,15,31,34,48,51; 

any one or more of the preceding 

with any one or more of the 

anticipating references listed 

above. 

Each reference is directed to the 
same problem — ^plying 
electrical energy to a target site on 
a patiait's body structure. 


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