09681857 cites 497 patents.

Embodiments of the invention include a medical device with one or more of a variety of features. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to endoscopic devices that include one or more features that improve the use of the device. Examples of such features include chamfered edges and corners on, for example, the end effectors, a surface with a controlled finish also on, for example, the end effectors, a jaw with teeth and/or a tang having various configurations, a handle having soft-grip features, and/or an elongate member with varied rigidity. Other examples of such features include a folded portion on, for example, the end effectors and/or a snap-fit clevis assembly.

Title
Endoscopic instruments and methods of manufacture
Application Number
13/899285
Publication Number
9681857 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 2013
Publication Date
June 20, 2017
Inventor
Edward Boarini
Holliston
MA, US
Jon Gingrich
Lancaster
PA, US
Satish Sharma
Randolph
MA, US
Michael J Magill
Northboro
MA, US
David I Freed
Westborough
MA, US
James M Zardeskas
Pascoag
RI, US
William Gil DeMontes
Pembroke Pines
FL, US
Elliott Rothberg
Westborough
MA, US
Agent
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/29
A61B 10/06
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