Embodiments of the invention include a medical device with one or more of a variety of features. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to endoscopic devices that include one or more features that improve the use of the device. Examples of such features include chamfered edges and corners on, for example, the end effectors, a surface with a controlled finish also on, for example, the end effectors, a jaw with teeth and/or a tang having various configurations, a handle having soft-grip features, and/or an elongate member with varied rigidity.

Title
Endoscopic instruments
Application Number
10/778226
Publication Number
20040260198
Application Date
February 17, 2004
Publication Date
December 23, 2004
Inventor
Edward Boarini
Holliston
MA, US
Jon Gingrich
Shrewsbury
MA, US
Satish Sharma
Randolph
MA, US
Michael J Magill
Northboro
MA, US
David I Freed
Westborough
MA, US
James M Zardeskas
Pascoag
RI, US
William Gil De Montes
Pembroke Pines
FL, US
Elliott Rothberg
Coral Springs
FL, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
DC, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
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