Medical coagulation instrument

  • US 8,974,455 B2
  • Filed: 06/16/2010
  • Issued: 03/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A medical coagulation instrument comprising:

  • a shaft;

    two electrode tips extending beyond a distal end of the shaft, at least one of said two electrode tips widening in the distal direction; and

    at least one small plate affixed to one of an outer surface, an inner surface, or both an outer and an inner surface of at least one of said two electrode tips, wherein the at least one small plate is electrically conductive;

    said two electrode tips being oriented essentially parallel to one another, the inner surface of each of said two electrode tips facing towards each other and the outer surface of each of said two electrode tips facing away from one another;

    wherein the at least one small plate has a thickness, said thickness of the at least one small plate increases in the distal direction.

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