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Juergen Andrew Kortenbach: Symbiosis Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, July 11, 2000: US06086600 (673 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument includes a flexible tube, a grasping and fastening end effector coupled to the distal end of the tube, and a manual actuator coupled to the proximal end of the tube. The manual actuator is coupled to the end effector by a plurality of flexible cables which extend th ...


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Michael Sean McBrayer, Juergen Andrew Kortenbach: Bipolar endoscopic surgical scissor blades and instrument incorporating the same. Symbiosis Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, July 14, 1998: US05779701 (320 worldwide citation)

Endoscopic bipolar scissor blades are formed in a laminate assembly of an outer electrically conductive layer, an intermediate electrically insulating layer, and an inner face layer which is a coating of titanium dioxide, chromium dioxide, or zirconium dioxide. In one embodiment, the conductive laye ...


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Juergen Andrew Kortenbach: Hermaphroditic stamped forceps jaw for disposable endoscopic biopsy forceps and method of making the same. Symbiosis Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner L, January 13, 1998: US05707392 (310 worldwide citation)

Hermaphroditic biopsy forceps jaws for use in an endoscopic biopsy forceps instrument are made from a flat sheet of stainless steel or other suitable material which is stamped and then progressively formed into a jaw cup having a tang. According to the presently preferred embodiment of the invention ...


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Juergen Andrew Kortenbach, Robert Sixto Jr, Michael Sean McBrayer: Automatic needle-passer suturing instrument. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, David S Jacobson, Thomas A Gallagher, September 29, 1998: US05814054 (251 worldwide citation)

An automatic suturing instrument generally includes a proximal actuation handle assembly, a flexible tubular member, a control wire, and an end effector assembly. The control wire extends through the tubular member and the end effector-assembly is coupled to the distal end of each of the tubular mem ...


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Juergen Andrew Kortenbach, Michael Sean McBrayer, Robert Sixto: Endoscopic electrocautery instrument. Scimed Life Systems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, February 27, 2001: US06193718 (220 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to endoscopic electrocautery instruments for performing surgery on the tissue of a patient and passing current through the tissue to cause cauterization thereof. The instrument has a proximal end and a distal end and includes an elongated tube, a push rod located within the el ...


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Juergen Andrew Kortenbach: Symbiosis Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, November 6, 2001: US06312437 (182 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument includes a flexible tube, a grasping and fastening end effector coupled to the distal end of the tube, and a manual actuator coupled to the proximal end of the tube. The manual actuator is coupled to the end effector by a plurality of flexible cables which extend th ...


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Michael Sean McBrayer, Charles R Slater, Juergen Andrew Kortenbach, Saul Gottlieb: Endoscopic instrument having non-bonded, non-welded rotating actuator handle and method for assembling the same. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, Thomas A Gallagher, April 21, 1998: US05741285 (155 worldwide citation)

An actuator for an endoscopic instrument includes a handle having a through bore with a distal keyway and a lever which is pivotally coupled to the handle. A proximal tube sleeve is insert molded or press fit to the proximal end of the instrument tube. The tube sleeve has a pair of ramped thread-lik ...


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Juergen Andrew Kortenbach, Vincent Turturro: Proximal actuation handle for a biopsy forceps instrument having irrigation and aspiration capabilities. Symbiosis Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, April 8, 2003: US06544194 (130 worldwide citation)

A biopsy forceps instrument is provided having a proximal actuation handle, a flexible multi-lumen tubular member, at least one control member extending through a lumen, an irrigation means, an aspiration means, and a distal assembly. The proximal actuation handle includes a shaft and a spool slidab ...


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Kevin W Smith, Juergen Andrew Kortenbach, Charles R Slater, Anthony I Mazzeo, Theodore C Slack Jr, Thomas O Bales: Endoscopic robotic surgical tools and methods. Symbiosis, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, September 21, 1999: US05954692 (128 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 Andrew Kortenbach, Vincent Turturro, Michael Sean McBrayer, Peter Kratsch: Biopsy forceps instrument having irrigation and aspiration capabilities. Symbiosis Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 27, 1999: US05897507 (124 worldwide citation)

A biopsy forceps instrument is provided having a proximal actuation handle, a flexible multi-lumen tubular member, at least one control member extending through a lumen, an irrigation means, an aspiration means, and a distal assembly. The proximal actuation handle includes a shaft and a spool slidab ...