04950273 is referenced by 235 patents and cites 16 patents.

A cable action instrument for surgery and other uses comprises a control end, a reaction end, and an angle adjustment section connecting the control end and the reaction end. A flexible control cable extends between the control end and the reaction end and allows a force to be transmitted from the control end to the reaction end so that a desired function may be performed at an instrument tip. The instrument may be bent into an unlimited number of configurations and is easily disassembled and reassembled.

Title
Cable action instrument
Application Number
112464
Publication Number
4950273
Application Date
February 21, 1989
Publication Date
August 21, 1990
Inventor
Jeffrey M Briggs
48 Hemlock St., Newton, 07860
NJ, US
Agent
Venable Baetjer Howard & Civiletti
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/28
View Original Source