Coagulating forceps

  • US 5,443,463 A
  • Filed: 08/16/1993
  • Issued: 08/22/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/01/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An implement for selectively coagulating blood vessels or tissues containing blood vessels, comprising:

  • at least two opposable members and a means for permitting movement of said at least two opposable members toward and away from each other;

    electroconductive electrode means positioned on at least one of said at least two opposable members for effecting electrical contact with said vessels to be coagulated, said electroconductive electrode means includes a plurality of electrically isolated separate electrodes positioned on at least one of said at least two opposable members; and

    radio frequency power means connected to said electrodes for selectively delivering radio-frequency energy to each electrode to pass current through and coagulate said vessels positioned between said at least two opposable members,

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