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. Other examples of such features include a folded portion on, for example, the end effectors and/or a snap-fit clevis assembly.

Title
Endoscopic instruments and methods of manufacture
Application Number
10/845108
Publication Number
20040260337
Application Date
May 14, 2004
Publication Date
December 23, 2004
Inventor
David I Freed
Westborough
MA, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
DC, US
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
IPC
A61B 17/28
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