09308011 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 34 patents.

A system and method for abdominal surgery is disclosed. The system can have one or more end effectors that can be attached to an introducer and/or tray and inserted into the abdomen through a large puncture through the patient's umbilicus. The end effector can have a surgical tool, such as a grasper. The system can have a manipulatable control arm that can be inserted into the abdomen through a small puncture through the patient's body wall. The end effector can be attached to the control arm and simultaneously or concurrently detached from the introducer or tray. The control arm can then manipulate the end effector to perform the surgery.

Title
Surgical device and methods
Application Number
13/251265
Publication Number
9308011 (B2)
Application Date
October 2, 2011
Publication Date
April 12, 2016
Inventor
Thomas Ruby
Mountain View
CA, US
Zhi Chen Dong
Stanford
CA, US
Bryan J Duggan
Ortonvilled
MI, US
Christopher Steven Pell
San Rafael
CA, US
Reuben Brewer
Millbrae
CA, US
Ronald Jou
Cupertino
CA, US
Greg Magee
Menlo Park
CA, US
John Avi Roop
Menlo Park
CA, US
Kevin Zi Jun Chao
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Vista IP Law Group
William A English
Assignee
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/14
A61B 17/128
A61B 17/122
A61B 17/02
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
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