05458598 is referenced by 428 patents and cites 54 patents.

A cutting and coagulating forceps includes a housing with a protruding barrel, a pair of electrocautery jaws which are closed by camming contact with the mouth of the barrel when the jaws are retracted, and an independently sliding blade which passes between the jaws. The jaws are opened by squeezing a trigger, and the blade is advanced by pressing a lever with the thumb. Forward blade movement is limited by a stop whose position is a function of jaw position, so that the blade cannot strike the jaws, yet always can travel short of contact with the tips of the jaws.

Title
Cutting and coagulating forceps
Application Number
8/160213
Publication Number
5458598
Application Date
December 2, 1993
Publication Date
October 17, 1995
Inventor
Michael Seitzinger
Santa Fe
NM, US
Marc Feinberg
Yardley
PA, US
Agent
Shoemaker and Mattare
Assignee
Cabot Technology Corporation
DE, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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