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Robert F Bencini, Barry D Weitzner: Disposable biopsy forceps. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, October 1, 1991: US05052402 (227 worldwide citation)

A disposable biopsy forceps includes an elongate tubular member having proximal and distal ends. Manually operated actuating means is mounted to the proximal end of the flexible tubular member. A biopsy jaw assembly is mounted to the distal end of the tubular member and is operatively connected to t ...


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Dennis D Jamiolkowski, Leslie Hamilton, Richard Smith, Robert F Bencini: Enhanced visualization of the latching mechanism of latching surgical devices. Ethicon, March 27, 2001: US06206897 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical device having a latching mechanism comprising a latch member; and a retaining member having at least one aperture adapted to receive and retain said latch member in a locked position, said latch member and said retaining member being of contrasting colors so that when the latch member is ...


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Mark L Pomeranz, Susan M Pietroski, Harold A Heitzmann, Robert F Bencini, Edward M Gillis: Endocardial mapping catheter with movable electrode. Cardiac Pathways, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 11, 2000: US06014579 (174 worldwide citation)

An endocardial mapping catheter for introduction into a chamber of a heart formed by a wall. The flexible elongate tubular member has proximal and distal extremities and extends along a longitudinal axis. A plurality of longitudinally-extending spaced-apart members are carried by the distal extremit ...


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Robert F Bencini, Barry D Weitzner, Stanley H Remiszewski: Surgical gripping instrument. C R Bard, Darby & Darby, January 28, 1992: US05084054 (161 worldwide citation)

A surgical gripping instrument comprises a support assembly, a slide mounted on the support assembly for relative movement with respect thereto, a wire movable with the slide relative to the support assembly, gripping means at the distal end of the wire, and a sheath enveloping the wire. Movement of ...


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Robert F Bencini, Richard L Mueller, Richard D Phipps: Method and apparatus for myocardial revascularization and/or biopsy of the heart. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Janet Kaiser Castaneda, November 2, 1999: US05976164 (148 worldwide citation)

A semi-automatic cardiac tissue removal device for obtaining biopsy samples and/or creating revascularization pathways in the myocardium of the heart, mechanically cuts the pathways using a handpiece with a cutting tip assembly having a hollow needle with an angled, sharpened edge rotatable mounted ...


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Robert F Bencini, Barry D Weitzner: Disposable biopsy forceps. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, December 22, 1992: US05172700 (121 worldwide citation)

A disposable biopsy forceps includes an elongate tubular member having proximal and distal ends. Manually operated actuating means is mounted to the proximal end of the flexible tubular member. A biopsy jaw assembly is mounted to the distal end of the tubular member and is operatively connected to t ...


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Frank W Ingle, Robert F Bencini, Josef V Koblish, Jonathan A Wohlgemuth, Paul Roche: Apparatus and methods for cryogenically ablating tissue and adjusting cryogenic ablation regions. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, July 9, 2013: US08480663 (82 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for performing cryogenic ablation of tissue and adjusting the size and/or location of a cryogenic cooling region. A cooling assembly may include tubes for dispensing and exhausting a coolant or refrigerant. One or both of the tubes may be moved, e.g., slidably adjusted, in orde ...


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Robert F Bencini: Seal for trocar assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 28, 1995: US05401248 (77 worldwide citation)

An elastomeric seal for a trocar assembly is disclosed. The seal can be used in a trocar device to seal against loss of gas pressure during a laparoscopic surgical procedure when a surgical instrument is inserted therethrough as well as when no instrument is inserted. The preferred one piece seal is ...


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Katie L Krueger, Jon Wohlgemuth, Robert F Bencini, Miriam H Taimisto, Richard Lardner: Medical device control systems. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vista IP Law Group, October 23, 2007: US07285117 (75 worldwide citation)

A medical device for use by an operator to perform a medical procedure in a body includes a handle to be held by the operator, a shaft attached to the handle and an actuating assembly to control functions associated with the medical procedure. The shaft includes an operative distal portion to perfor ...


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Robert F Bencini: Bi-directional steerable catheter with asymmetric fulcrum. Scimed Life Systems, Bingham McCutchen, June 17, 2003: US06579278 (65 worldwide citation)

A steerable medical device comprises an elongated tubular body and first and second stiffening members, preferably in the form of compression coils or flat flexible wires. The stiffening members are arranged such that when a user engages a steering assembly, incorporated into the device, a distal en ...