07087071 is referenced by 356 patents and cites 232 patents.

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotably connected to a distal end portion of the endoscopic portion, and a retractor assembly operatively associated with the articulating section. Structure is provided for manipulating the articulating section relative to the longitudinal axis of the endoscopic portion within an angular degree of rotation. An injection port may also be provided to deliver fluids through the endoscopic portion to the operative site.

Title
Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus
Application Number
10/37977
Publication Number
7087071 (B2)
Application Date
November 9, 2001
Publication Date
August 8, 2006
Inventor
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Wesport
CT, US
Stanley H Remiszewski
Bolton
MA, US
Paul A Matula
Brookfield
CT, US
Boris Zvenyatsky
Bronx
NY, US
Ernie Aranyi
Easton
CT, US
David A Nicholas
Trumbull
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
A61B 17/28
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