05374277 is referenced by 647 patents and cites 22 patents.

Described herein is a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprising an elongate tubular section including a tubular portion and an end effector mount having first and second mount portions and a wrist mechanism associated with the first and second mount portions for permitting adjustment of the angular orientation of the first mount portion relative to the second mount portion. The tubular portion is pivotably connected to a proximal end of the second mount portion. First and second end effectors are further provided and are pivotably connected to a distal end of the first mount portion. Also provided is an actuator mechanism connected to the first and second end effectors for effecting pivotable movement of the first and second end effectors.

Title
Surgical instrument
Application Number
959017
Publication Number
5374277
Application Date
April 20, 1993
Publication Date
December 20, 1994
Inventor
William L Hassler
Sharonville
OH, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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