1946715-A1 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 5 patents.

An Electrosurgical bipolar forceps for sealing tissue is disclosed which includes at least one shaft member having a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one subsequent position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. Each of the jaw members including a sealing plate which communicates electrosurgical energy through tissue held therebetween. At least one of the sealing plates includes one or more adjustable stop members coupled to one or more controllers. The adjustable stop member(s) are adapted for separating the sealing plates by a predetermined gap distance and the controller(s) adapted for adjusting the adjustable stop member(s) to close the sealing plates at a predetermined rate.

Title
Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue
Application Number
EP20080004655 20060330
Publication Number
1946715 (A1)
Application Date
March 30, 2006
Publication Date
July 23, 2008
Inventor
Hammill Curt D
US
Odom Darren
US
Assignee
Covidien
CH
IPC
A61B 18/12
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/12
A61B 18/14
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