07666163 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 24 patents.

An actuator for an interventional surgical procedure is described. The actuator may include an actuator body having a distal end and a proximal end. A central expandable section is located between the distal end and the proximal end. The expandable section is operable between an unactuated condition in which the expandable section is in a furled state and an actuated condition in which the expandable section is in an unfurled state. A needle is located at the expandable section. The needle is moveable in an approximately perpendicular direction relative to a central longitudinal axis of the actuator body from a position within the actuator body to a position outside of the actuator body.

Title
Microfabricated surgical device for interventional procedures
Application Number
12/464066
Publication Number
7666163 (B2)
Application Date
May 11, 2009
Publication Date
February 23, 2010
Inventor
Albert P Pisano
Danville
CA, US
Kirk P Seward
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson
Assignee
The Regents of The University Of California
CA, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
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