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Robert M Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Alex T Roth, Wade A Keller, Scott C Anderson, Chris A Julian: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, February 22, 2005: US06858005 (378 worldwide citation)

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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Ross Jaffe, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson: Endoscope having a guide tube. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 4, 2005: US06837846 (322 worldwide citation)

An endoscope having a guide tube is described herein. The assembly has an endoscope which is slidably insertable within the lumen of a guide tube. The guide tube is configured to be rigidizable along its entire length from a relaxed configuration. The endoscope has a steerable distal portion to faci ...


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Amir Belson: Steerable endoscope and improved method of insertion. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 10, 2005: US06890297 (56 worldwide citation)

A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the selectively steerable distal portion is used to select a desired path within the patient's body. When the en ...