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Naomi L Nakao: Endoscope having multiple working segments. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, April 18, 2006: US07029435 (379 worldwide citation)

A flexible fiberoptic endoscope has an insertion member with a distal end portion split longitudinally into a plurality of independently operable working segments each provided with at least one longitudinally extending working channel. Visualization optics are provided in the working segments or a ...


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Peter J Wilk, James R Whitney: Off-set clamp mechanism and associated method for minimally invasive surgery. Granit Medical Innovation, Weck Closure Systems, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, December 17, 2002: US06494886 (86 worldwide citation)

A surgical clamping device comprises a first jaw and a second jaw, with a self-locking surgical fastener mountable thereon. The jaws have at least a first closing configuration and a second closing configuration, the first closing configuration designed to reduce a lateral dimension of a clamping de ...


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Naomi Nakao: Device for providing a portion of an organism with a desired shape. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, June 29, 2004: US06755861 (54 worldwide citation)

A method of breast reconstruction utilizes a breast prosthesis having a plurality of chambers or compartments distributed through a body member or shell in the form of a breast. The chambers are disposed along the superior, lateral and inferior surfaces, as well as in the interior, of the body membe ...


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Naomi L Nakao: Endoscope with open channels. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, July 27, 2010: US07762949 (47 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with a flexible elongate insertion shaft, an illumination guide extending longitudinally through the insertion shaft, and an image guide extending longitudinally through the insertion shaft. The insertion shaft is formed along an outer surface with at least one longitudinally extending ...


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Naomi L Nakao: Endoscopic instrument assembly with separable operative tip and associated medical method. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, August 31, 2010: US07785250 (27 worldwide citation)

In an insertion configuration, an endoscope assembly includes an insertion member with a distal end face and a working channel and further includes an instrument shaft extending through the working channel and an operative tip connected to the instrument shaft and extending in a plane oriented perpe ...


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Naomi Nakao: Endoscopic sheath assembly and associated method. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, August 16, 2005: US06929601 (24 worldwide citation)

An endoscope sheath includes a web member disposable in a tubular configuration in engagement with an endoscope insertion member, the member being provided with a tear string in the form of a tensile member. The tear string preferably extends longitudinally along the web member. In addition, the tea ...


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Naomi L Nakao: Endoscope retrieval instrument assembly. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, November 17, 2009: US07618437 (16 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument includes an elongate tubular introducer member, an elongate slider member disposed at least partially inside the tubular member, a loop provided at a distal end of the slider member, a pouch connected to the loop so that the loop defines a mouth opening of the pouch and so that ...


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Naomi L Nakao: Deep endoscopic staple and stapler. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, January 19, 2010: US07648514 (8 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes an actuator handle, an elongate flexible inner tubular member operatively connected at one end to the handle, two jaws pivotably mounted to a distal end of the inner tubular member and biased to an open configuration, and an elongate flexible outer tubular member operativel ...


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Naomi L Nakao: Endoscope cutting and retrieving snare instrument. Granit Medical Innovation, R Neil Sudol, Coleman Sudol Sapone P C, June 26, 2012: US08206401 (3 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic cutting and retrieval instrument includes an elongate electrically conductive wire and an inner loop and an outer loop both connected to a distal end of the wire. The inner loop and the outer loop have a common proximal loop portion and different distal loop portions. The distal loop p ...


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Naomi L Nakao: Surgical closure device and associated method. GRANIT MEDICAL INNOVATION, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, July 25, 2017: US09713465

A surgical fastening assembly has a fastener delivery sub-assembly with a plurality of elongated tubular needle members rigidly affixed to one another about a longitudinal axis of the subassembly. The tubular needle members are positionable around an elongate trocar movably positionable inside a can ...