06511480 is referenced by 319 patents and cites 6 patents.

A removable electrode assembly for use in combination with a forceps having opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The electrode assembly includes a housing which is removably engageable with the forceps and a pair of electrodes which are attachable to a distal end of the housing. The electrodes are removably engageable with the end effectors of the forceps such that the electrodes reside in opposing relation relative to one another. The electrode assembly also includes a cover plate which is removably attachable to the housing and at least one stop member for controlling the distance the electrodes move relative to one another.

Title
Open vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes
Application Number
9/425696
Publication Number
6511480 (B1)
Application Date
October 22, 1999
Publication Date
January 28, 2003
Inventor
Steven W Lukianow
Bouler
CO, US
Michael J Lands
Palm Harbor
FL, US
Randel A Frazier
Louisville
CO, US
Dale F Schmaltz
Fort Collins
CO, US
Kate R Dawes
Superior
CO, US
Steven P Buysse
Longmont
CO, US
Philip M Tetzlaff
Golden
CO, US
Assignee
Sherwood Services
US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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