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Jeffrey R Oberlin, Christopher L Johnson, David A Dunlap: Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, August 25, 1998: US05797537 (882 worldwide citation)

This invention provides articulated surgical instruments for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general, a handle, an elongated shaft, and an articulated tip. A gap extends longitudinally between the shaft and the tip. The instruments further include a flexible compression drive m ...


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Jeffrey R Oberlin, Mark A Penrod: Articulated surgical instrument with improved articulation control mechanism. Richard Allen Medical, Howard & Howard, March 10, 1998: US05725536 (756 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an articulated surgical instrument for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general; a handle, an elongated shaft, and an articulating tip. The instrument further includes a proximal rod, a desensitizing link, and a distal rod. The proximal rod is disposed in ...


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Hugh Melling, Christopher L Johnson, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, October 13, 1998: US05820009 (735 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an articulated surgical instrument for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general, a handle, an elongated shaft, and a tip. The shaft is coupled to the handle, and the tip is pivotally coupled to the distal end of the shaft for articulation about an articul ...


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Jeffrey R Oberlin, Randall J Hoyt: Surgical Instrument with adjustable arms. Richard Allan Medical, October 8, 1996: US05562682 (544 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery is provided which is capable of articulation in the endoscopic arm portion of the instrument to supply the surgeon with improved adjustability in the orientation of the arm. The instrument provides means through which the surgeon can change the angle at w ...


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Douglas M VanDeRiet, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Office chair. Herman Miller, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 11, 2003: US06644749 (104 worldwide citation)

A modular arm rest system for a chair. The arm rest includes a connecting member that is installed into an interior cavity in the chair frame and is retained by a nose. A back is also provided with an arm rest hole that the connecting member can be installed through, thereby securing the back to the ...


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Douglas M VanDeRiet, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Office chair. Herman Miller, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, January 4, 2005: US06837546 (92 worldwide citation)

A modular arm rest system for a chair. The arm rest includes a connecting member that is installed into an interior cavity in the chair frame and is retained by a nose. A back is also provided with an arm rest hole that the connecting member can be installed through, thereby securing the back to the ...


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Douglas M VanDeRiet, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Office chair. Herman Miller, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 6, 2004: US06758523 (88 worldwide citation)

A method of installing a spring into a chair and a chair with a preload member that prevents a user from removing an initial stress from the spring. The method includes positioning a spring guide in a first position and installing the spring into the chair in an unstressed state. The spring is then ...


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Douglas M VanDeRiet, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Office chair. Richard E Stanley Jr, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, August 15, 2002: US20020109380-A1

A modular arm rest system for a chair. The arm rest includes a connecting member that is installed into an interior cavity in the chair frame and is retained by a nose. A back is also provided with an arm rest hole that the connecting member can be installed through, thereby securing the back to the ...


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Douglas M VanDeRiet, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Office chair. Herman Miller, Richard E Stanley Jr, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, October 16, 2003: US20030193229-A1

A modular arm rest system for a chair. The arm rest includes a connecting member that is installed into an interior cavity in the chair frame and is retained by a nose. A back is also provided with an arm rest hole that the connecting member can be installed through, thereby securing the back to the ...