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Juergen A Kortenbach, Michael S McBrayer, Charles R Slater, Saul Gottlieb: Double acting endoscopic scissors with bipolar cautery capability. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, October 29, 1996: US05569243 (366 worldwide citation)

A double acting bipolar endoscopic scissors includes a hollow tube with an integral clevis and a bipolar push rod extending therethrough. The tube is rotatably mounted in a handle member which is provided with a manual actuation lever. The bipolar push rod includes a pair of spaced apart rods which ...


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Charles R Slater, Matthew A Palmer, Peter Kratsch: Endoscopic end effectors constructed from a combination of conductive and non-conductive materials and useful for selective endoscopic cautery. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, March 14, 1995: US05396900 (334 worldwide citation)

A non-metallic end effector for use in an endoscopic surgical tool includes a metallic core for strength and for providing a selected electrode surface on the end effector. Selectively conductive end effectors are manufactured by insert molding a plastic or ceramic or other non-conductive body aroun ...


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Kevin W Smith, Juergen A Kortenbach, Charles R Slater, Anthony I Mazzeo, Theodore C Slack Jr, Thomas O Bales: Endoscopic robotic surgical tools and methods. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, April 29, 1997: US05624398 (332 worldwide citation)

The methods and devices of the invention include an encoder, an endoscopic robotic instrument, and an encoder/robotic instrument interface. A preferred embodiment of the encoder has a chest/shoulder plate provided with telescoping tubes and joints. Each joint is provided with a direct drive potentio ...


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Thomas O Bales, Gregory J Murphy, Frank A Scarfone, Charles R Slater, Kevin W Smith: Endoscopic surgical instruments having rotatable end effectors. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, December 29, 1992: US05174300 (318 worldwide citation)

Medical instruments are provided having end effectors and end effector actuator apparatus which are rotatable relative to the end effectors. The instruments generally include a tube which is typically coupled to the end effectors via a clevis around which the end effectors pivot, a push rod extendin ...


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Juergen A Kortenbach, Charles R Slater, Michael Sean McBrayer: Methods and apparatus for delivering a medical instrument over an endoscope while the endoscope is in a body lumen. Syntheon, Gordon & Jacobson P C, May 27, 2003: US06569085 (311 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for delivering a medical instrument over the exterior of an endoscope while the endoscope is installed in the patient's body allow the use of instruments which are too large to fit through the lumena of an endoscope. Furthermore, the invention allows the elimination of wor ...


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Dana W Ryan, Charles R Slater, Matthew S Solar, David Turkel: Tubing for endoscopic electrosurgical suction-irrigation instrument. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, August 9, 1994: US05336220 (306 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of flexible plastic tubing are disclosed for connection to an endoscopic instrument having suction, irrigation and electrocautery capabilities, with the electrocautery capability requiring connection to an electrical wire. Generally, the tubing is an integral, extruded flexible p ...


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Kevin W Smith, Juergen A Kortenbach, Robert Sixto Jr, Charles R Slater: Flexible surgical clip applier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 30, 2004: US06824548 (248 worldwide citation)

A flexible clip applier includes a flat wire wound tubular coil, a pair of jaws at the end of the coil, end effector wires extending through the coil and coupled to the jaws, and a clip-advancing wire extending through the coil. A clip chamber is defined in the distal end of the coil. A clip pusher ...


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Charles R Slater, Matthew A Palmer, John R Whittier, Aaron R Zwiefel: Edoscopic biopsy forceps devices with selective bipolar cautery. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, January 9, 1996: US05482054 (244 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar cautery biopsy forceps device has a conduit, a pair of articulable opposed jaws, two conductive pull wires, and an actuator. The articulable opposed jaws are located at the distal end of the conduit. Each jaw is provided with a cutting surface at its distal end and a tang at it ...


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Charles R Slater, Matthew A Palmer, Peter Kratsch: Endoscopic end effectors constructed from a combination of conductive and non-conductive materials and useful for selective endoscopic cautery. Symbiosis Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, March 28, 2000: US06041679 (232 worldwide citation)

A non-metallic end effector for use in an endoscopic surgical tool includes a metallic core for strength and for providing a selected electrode surface on the end effector. Selectively conductive end effectors are manufactured by insert molding a plastic or ceramic or other non-conductive body aroun ...


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Moises Jacobs, Charles R Slater, Kevin W Smith: Sharply angled kelly (Jacobss) clamp. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, June 1, 1993: US05215101 (220 worldwide citation)

A Jacobs type curved clamping or dissector element for a disposable laparoscopic instrument is provided. The Jacobs' type end effectors generally comprises first and second pivotally mounted elongate, opposed clamp members each of which has a straight base portion, an intermediate portion extending ...