1767164-A1 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 4 patents.

A bipolar electrosurgical forceps includes first and second opposing jaw members having respective tissue engaging 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 tissue engaging surfaces to effect a tissue seal upon activation of the forceps. The first and second jaw members each include an electrode having a plurality of tissue engaging surfaces which define at least one channel therebetween. The plurality of tissue engaging surfaces of the first jaw member are substantially aligned with the plurality of tissue engaging surfaces of the second jaw member so as to impede fluid flow therebetween and force tissue fluid to flow within the at least one channel during the sealing process.

Title
Electrode assembly for tissue fusion
Application Number
EP20050020666 20050922
Publication Number
1767164 (A1)
Application Date
September 22, 2005
Publication Date
March 28, 2007
Inventor
Roy Jeffrey M
US
Tetzlaff Philip M
US
Schechter David A
US
Odom Darren
US
Hammill Curt
US
Assignee
Sherwood Serv
CH
IPC
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/14
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