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Patent: 8,551,091

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Summary for Patent: 8,551,091
Title:Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism
Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an instrument for sealing vessels and cutting vessels includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members which are movable relative to one another from a first spaced apart position to a second position for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member includes an electrically conductive tissue contacting surface connected to an electrosurgical energy source. At least one of the jaw members includes an electrically conductive cutting element disposed within an insulator defined in the jaw member. At least one channel is included in the insulator which is configured to deliver fluid between the jaw members.
Inventor(s): Couture; Gary M. (Longmont, CO), Weinberg; Craig (Denver, CO), Tetzlaff; Philip Mark (Austin, TX)
Assignee: Covidien AG (CH)
Application Number:13/075,847
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 8,551,091

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Approval Date Patent No. Expiredate
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live For Injection 125123 2006-05-25 ⤷  Try it Free 2022-10-04
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