08262568 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 944 patents.

Embodiments of a surgical access system useful for single or limited port procedures comprise a trocar comprising a fixation cannula, a retractor, and a gel cap removably coupled to the retractor. The gel cap comprises a gel pad that acts as an artificial body wall, through which instruments may be inserted into a body cavity, either directly or through one or more trocars. The fixation cannula comprises a retainer and a bolster, which together, capture the artificial body wall therebetween, thereby fixing the trocar thereto. The gel pad permits flexible instrument placement, as well as translational and angular degrees of freedom for the instruments while maintaining a gas tight seal.

Title
Single port access system
Application Number
12/578422
Publication Number
8262568 (B2)
Application Date
October 13, 2009
Publication Date
September 11, 2012
Inventor
Kennii Pravongviengkham
Garden Grove
CA, US
Aries E Gatus
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Gary M Johnson
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Donald L Gadberry
Capistrano Beach
CA, US
Juan Lechuga
Santa Ana
CA, US
John R Brustad
Dana Point
CA, US
Matthew M Becerra
Foothill Ranch
CA, US
Jeremy J Albrecht
Rancho Santa Margarita
CA, US
Agent
Pui Tong Ho
Patrick Y Ikehara
Assignee
Applied Medical Resources Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/32
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