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Kevin W Smith, Robert Sixto Jr, Juergen A Kortenbach: Flexible surgical device having a rotatable end effector assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Gordon & Jacobson P C, June 1, 2004: US06743240 (403 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. The clip-advan ...


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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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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 (331 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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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 (309 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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Kevin W Smith, Juergen A Kortenbach, Robert Sixto Jr, Charles R Slater: Flexible surgical clip applier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 30, 2004: US06824548 (247 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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Juergen A Kortenbach, Robert Sixto Jr: Surgical device having a handle adapted to impart tensile and compressive forces to elements at a distal end of the device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 20, 2005: US06945979 (210 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 proximal handle is adapted to impart tensile force the end effector w ...


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Robert Sixto Jr, Juergen A Kortenbach, Kevin W Smith: Surgical clip applier having jaws adapted to guide and deform a clip. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 18, 2005: US06843794 (208 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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Robert Sixto Jr, Kevin W Smith, Juergen A Kortenbach, Michael Sean McBrayer, Charles R Slater: Instrument for applying a surgical fastener particularly for the transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ID, Gregory L Mayback, November 22, 2005: US06966919 (207 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having a clevis and first and second jaws mutually rotatable between open and closed positions. The jaws are proximally directed and laterally displaced relative to a longitudinal axis of a control shaft of the instrument. The jaws hold first and second ...


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Juergen A Kortenbach, Saul Gottlieb, Kevin W Smith, Charles R Slater, Thomas O Bales: Rotatable and deflectable biopsy forceps. Syntheon, David P Gordon, David S Jacobson, Thomas A Gallagher, May 27, 2003: US06569105 (204 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic biopsy forceps instrument is provided which includes a flexible tubular member having proximal and distal ends, a biopsy jaw assembly at the distal end of the tubular member, an actuation assembly to operate the jaw assembly between open and closed positions, and a cont ...


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Carlos Rivera, Kevin W Smith, Thomas O Bales, Robert Sixto Jr, Juergen A Kortenbach, Scott Arp: Clip ejector for endoscopic clip applier. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Gordon & Jacobson PC, April 15, 2008: US07357806 (180 worldwide citation)

A flexible endoscopic clip applier includes a flexible coil, a manual actuator coupled to one end and a jaw assembly coupled to the other. A store of clips is arranged adjacent to the jaw assembly and a clip pusher adjacent to the store of clips. The actuator includes a lever for opening and closing ...



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