09510846 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 128 patents.

An articulating medical instrument comprising of: a substantially straight proximal segment; a substantially straight distal segment; an articulation mechanism having a straight configuration in which the proximal and distal segments form a substantially straight line and at least one articulated configuration in which the proximal and distal segments form an articulation angle of less than 180 degrees between the segments, the articulation mechanism being configured for increasing or decreasing the articulation angle; and one or more drive mechanisms configured for transferring force from the proximal segment to the distal segment, wherein the drive mechanism does not follow substantially straight lines between the proximal and distal segments passing through the apex of the articulation angle.

Title
Articulating medical instrument
Application Number
13/543960
Publication Number
9510846 (B2)
Application Date
July 9, 2012
Publication Date
December 6, 2016
Inventor
Gilad Heftman
Kibbutz Ein-Gev
IL
Gilad Lavi
Rishon-LeZion
IL
Eliahu Eliachar
Haifa
IL
Ram Grossfeled
Haifa
IL
Nir Lilach
Moshav Kfar Yehoshua
IL
Mordehai Sholev
Moshav Amikam
IL
Assignee
Artack Medical
IL
IPC
A61M 5/315
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/00
A61B 10/00
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/29
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