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A self-adjusting mechanism ensures that the collective force on the steering cables of an endoscope or borescope is limited or relieved when a predetermined force is reached. The mechanism includes a frame, a slider that moves on the frame and restrains the proximal ends of the steering cable sheaths, and springs that bias the slider distally. The springs can be preloaded by employing a stop member to limit the distal movement of the slider.

Title
Force relieving, force limiting self-adjusting steering for borescope or endoscope
Application Number
7/85347
Publication Number
4787369
Application Date
August 14, 1987
Publication Date
November 29, 1988
Inventor
Allan I Krauter
Syracuse
NY, US
Jimmie B Allred III
Skaneateles
NY, US
Agent
Wall and Roehrig
Assignee
Welch Allyn
NY, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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