07357806 is referenced by 191 patents and cites 56 patents.

A flexible endoscopic clip applier includes a flexible coil, a manual actuator coupled to one end and a jaw assembly coupled to the other. A store of clips is arranged adjacent to the jaw assembly and a clip pusher adjacent to the store of clips. The actuator includes a lever for opening and closing the jaws, a knob for rotating the jaw assembly, and a crank for dispensing clips. The knob and lever are coupled to a single control member which extends through the coil to a joiner where it is joined to a pair of pull wires coupled to the jaws. The crank is coupled to a second control member which is threaded along a portion. The threaded portion engages a threaded member near the pusher such that rotation of the second control member by the crank causes the pusher to be moved distally.

Title
Clip ejector for endoscopic clip applier
Application Number
10/867413
Publication Number
7357806 (B2)
Application Date
June 14, 2004
Publication Date
April 15, 2008
Inventor
Scott Arp
Miami
FL, US
Juergen A Kortenbach
Miami Springs
FL, US
Robert Sixto Jr
Miami
FL, US
Thomas O Bales
Coral Gables
FL, US
Kevin W Smith
Coral Gables
FL, US
Carlos Rivera
Cooper City
FL, US
Agent
Gordon & Jacobson PC
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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