07025732 is referenced by 180 patents and cites 31 patents.

A biopsy device having a translating and rotating cutter is disclosed. The translational speed of the cutter is varied using a variable pitch member. The variable pitch member can include a shaft having a relatively coarse threaded portion for rapid cutter advance and a relatively finer threaded portion for cutter advance during tissue severing.

Title
Biopsy device with variable speed cutter advance
Application Number
10/785755
Publication Number
7025732 (B2)
Application Date
February 24, 2004
Publication Date
April 11, 2006
Inventor
John A Hibner
Mason
OH, US
John Kretcham
Cincinnati
OH, US
John Hunt
Cincinnati
OH, US
Beth McCombs
Cincinnati
OH, US
Bennie Thompson
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
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