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1. (WO2019003006) EFFECTEUR TERMINAL CHIRURGICAL DESTINÉ À RÉGLER UNE COMPRESSION DE MÂCHOIRES
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CLAIMS

1. An electrosurgical device, comprising:

a cartridge configured to be disposed within an elongate channel of an end effector, wherein the cartridge comprises an electrode having a plurality of electrode portions disposed along a longitudinal axis of the cartridge, wherein the electrode is configured to electrically couple to a generator;

wherein each electrode portion of the plurality of electrode portions is configured to deliver an amount of energy to a tissue placed proximate thereto; and

wherein an amount of energy delivered by a first electrode portion of the plurality of electrode portions differs from an amount of energy delivered by a second electrode portion of the plurality of electrode portions.

2. The electrosurgical device of claim 1 , wherein the cartridge is configured to be releasably disposed within the elongate channel.

3. The electrosurgical device of claim 1 , wherein the plurality of electrode portions comprise a proximal right electrode, a distal right electrode, a proximal left electrode, and a distal left electrode.

4. The electrosurgical device of claim 3, further comprising a right flexible circuit and a left flexible circuit, wherein the proximal right electrode and the distal right electrode are electrically coupled to the right flexible circuit, and wherein the proximal left electrode and the distal left electrode are electrically coupled to the left flexible circuit.

5. The electrosurgical device of claim 4, wherein the right flexible circuit and the left flexible circuit each has an overall width of 0.025 inches, and wherein the proximal right electrode, the distal right electrode, the proximal left electrode and the distal left electrode each has a width of 0.010 inches.

6. An electrosurgical device, comprising:

a cartridge configured to be disposed within an elongate channel of an end effector, wherein the cartridge comprises an electrode having a plurality of electrode portions disposed

along a longitudinal axis of the cartridge, wherein the electrode is configured to electrically couple to a generator;

a flexible cartridge circuit electrically coupled to the electrode, wherein the flexible cartridge circuit is configured to electrically couple to a plurality of exposed contacts on a distal end of a channel circuit disposed within the elongate channel;

wherein each electrode portion of the plurality of electrode portions is configured to deliver an amount of energy to a tissue placed proximate thereto; and

wherein an amount of energy delivered by a first electrode portion of the plurality of electrode portions differs from an amount of energy delivered by a second electrode portion of the plurality of electrode portions.

7. The electrosurgical device of claim 6, wherein the channel circuit further comprises a proximal contact portion electrically coupled to a distal contact portion of a flexible shaft circuit strip.

8. The electrosurgical device of claim 7, wherein a proximal contact portion of the flexible shaft circuit strip is configured to electrically couple to the generator.

9. An end effector, comprising:

a first jaw assembly comprising:

an elongate channel; and

an electrosurgical cartridge disposed within the elongate channel, wherein the electrosurgical cartridge further comprises:

a shear electrode having a plurality of shear electrode portions disposed along a longitudinal axis of the electrosurgical cartridge; and

a dissector electrode disposed at a distal end of the electrosurgical cartridge; and

a second jaw assembly comprising an anvil configured to move proximate to a surface of the electrosurgical cartridge,

wherein the shear electrode and the dissector electrode are each configured to receive electrosurgical energy from an electrosurgical generator,

wherein each shear electrode portion of the plurality of shear electrode portions is configured to deliver an amount of electrosurgical energy to a tissue placed proximate thereto, and

wherein an amount of electrosurgical energy delivered by a first shear electrode portion of the plurality of shear electrode portions differs from an amount of electrosurgical energy delivered by a second shear electrode portion of the plurality of shear electrode portions.

10. The end effector of claim 9, wherein the electrosurgical cartridge is releasably disposed within the elongate channel.

1 1 . The end effector of claim 9, wherein the first shear electrode portion is proximal to the second shear electrode portion.

12. The end effector of claim 1 1 , wherein the amount of electrosurgical energy delivered by the first shear electrode portion is less than the amount of electrosurgical energy delivered by the second shear electrode portion.

13. The end effector of claim 1 1 , wherein the first shear electrode portion has a first patterned energy delivery surface, and the second shear electrode portion has a second patterned energy delivery surface.

14. The end effector of claim 13, wherein the first patterned energy delivery surface differs from the second patterned energy delivery surface.

15. The end effector of claim 13, wherein the first patterned energy delivery surface and the second patterned energy delivery surface each comprise a plurality of surface features.

16. The end effector of claim 15, wherein the plurality of surface features comprises an electrically insulative material.

17. The end effector of claim 15, wherein the first patterned energy delivery surface has a first area density of a plurality of surface features, the second patterned energy delivery surface has a second area density of a plurality of surface features, and the first area density of a plurality of surface features is greater than the second area density of a plurality of surface features.

18. The end effector of claim 15, wherein the plurality of surface features comprises a plurality of transverse rectilinear features.

19. The end effector of claim 15, wherein the plurality of surface features comprises a plurality of circular features.

20. The end effector of claim 15, wherein the plurality of surface features comprises a plurality of concave quadrilateral features.

21 . The end effector of claim 15, wherein the first patterned energy delivery surface comprises a first plurality of surface features disposed directly on a surface of the first shear electrode portion, and the second patterned energy delivery surface comprises a second plurality of surface features disposed directly on a surface of the second shear electrode portion.

22. The end effector of claim 15, wherein first patterned energy delivery surface comprises a first plurality of recessed surface features disposed in a surface of the first shear electrode portion, and the second patterned energy delivery surface comprises a second plurality of recessed surface features disposed in a surface of the second shear electrode portion.

23. The end effector of claim 9, wherein the shear electrode comprises a left shear electrode and a right shear electrode.

24. The end effector of claim 23, wherein the left shear electrode comprises a plurality of left shear electrode portions disposed along a longitudinal axis of the electrosurgical cartridge, and the right shear electrode comprises a plurality of right shear electrode portions disposed along a longitudinal axis of the electrosurgical cartridge.

25. The end effector of claim 24, wherein the left shear electrode comprises three left shear electrode portions disposed along a longitudinal axis of the electrosurgical cartridge, and the right shear electrode comprises three right shear electrode portions disposed along a longitudinal axis of the electrosurgical cartridge.