05951549 is referenced by 382 patents and cites 11 patents.

An electrosurgical instrument, such as a scissors, in which the handle and blade members are of a conventional construction. Each blade member supports a detachable cartridge member made of an insulating material and supporting at least one electrode. The cartridge members do not interfere with the cutting engagement of the blade members. Each cartridge member can also permit relative movement between its electrode and associated cutting edge from a first position in which the electrodes are between the cutting edges (when the blades are open) to a second position in which each electrode is behind its respective cutting edge (as the blades are closed).

Title
Bipolar electrosurgical scissors
Application Number
8/771231
Publication Number
5951549
Application Date
December 20, 1996
Publication Date
September 14, 1999
Inventor
Michael D Hooven
Cincinnati
OH, US
Matthew J Winkler
Cincinnati
OH, US
Theodore A Richardson
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Cook McFarron & Manzo
Assignee
Enable Medical Corporation
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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