1767163-A1 is referenced by 381 patents and cites 4 patents.

A bipolar electrosurgical forceps includes first and second opposing jaw members having respective inwardly facing surfaces associated therewith. The first and second jaw members are adapted for relative movement between an open position to receive tissue and a closed position engaging tissue between the inwardly facing surfaces. The first and second jaw members each include a plurality of electrodes on the inwardly facing surfaces. The plurality of electrodes of the first jaw member are disposed in substantially vertical registration with the plurality of electrodes of the second jaw member. Each of the plurality of electrodes is configured to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy. Electrodes on at least one jaw member are grouped in pairs and each respective pair aligns with at least one electrode on the opposite jaw member.; A multiplexer controls current density or activation sequence of the electrosurgical energy to each electrode.

Bipolar forceps with multiple electrode array end effector assembly
Application Number
EP20050020665 20050922
Publication Number
1767163 (A1)
Application Date
September 22, 2005
Publication Date
March 28, 2007
Roy Jeffrey M
Tetzlaff Philip
Schechter David A
Hammill Curt
Odom Darren
Sherwood Serv
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/14
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