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Pub. No.:    WO/2017/152095    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020730
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 18/00
A61B 17/28
A61B 17/29
Applicants: ZIPPER, Ralph
Inventors: ZIPPER, Ralph
A tissue fusing clamp comprises a pair of components pivotably attached, having a component end with a finger loop for manipulation of the components, and each component having a fusing end comprising fusing jaws that are able to be motivated towards one another into a closed position. A depressor depresses tissue between the tissue areas to be fused, resulting in a tightening of the tissue after fusing. The fusing jaws may each comprise a fusing element, such as an ultrasonic transducer or laser, that is in electrical communication with a fusing circuit for providing electrical power to the fusing element as desired by a user. The fusing circuit may be controlled by use of a foot switch or other controller that may be manipulated by the user when it is desired to activate the fusing elements.