SURGICAL END EFFECTORS HAVING ANGLED TISSUE-CONTACTING SURFACES

  • US 20180140368A1
  • Filed: 11/10/2017
  • Published: 05/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector comprising:

  • a first jaw member comprising a first positively-angled tissue-contacting surface; and

    a second jaw member comprising a second positively-angled tissue-contacting surface;

    wherein the first jaw member is movable relative to the second jaw member between an open position and a closed position;

    wherein at least one of the first jaw member and the second jaw member comprises at least one active electrode disposed on the jaw member adjacent to the positively-angled tissue-contacting surface; and

    wherein the at least one active electrode is configured to deliver RF energy to tissue located between the first jaw member and the second jaw member when in the closed position.

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