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A forceps device for use in an endoscope is described. The device comprises a pair of forceps cups capable of closing and opening, a link member, an operating wire, and a flexible tube. Pivot pins for connecting the forceps cups to the link, the link to the operating wire and the forceps cups to the connecting portion of the flexible tube are fused or welded to corresponding portion of components with the use of laser welding process.

Title
Forceps device for use in an endoscope
Application Number
6/669314
Publication Number
4669471
Application Date
November 7, 1984
Publication Date
June 2, 1987
Inventor
Shigeo Hayashi
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Bruce L Adams
Emmanuel J Lobato
Robert E Burns
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 17/28
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