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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 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 (250 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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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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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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Robert Sixto Jr, Juergen A Kortenbach, Thomas O Bales: Surgical clip. InScope Development, Gordon & Jacobson P C, April 6, 2004: US06716226 (171 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip includes a U-shaped configuration with first and second arms, and a bridge portion therebetween. The first arm is provided with a tip preferably having a catch, and the second arm extends into a deformable retainer having a tissue-piercing end and preferably also a hook. During appli ...


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Juergen A Kortenbach, Robert Sixto Jr, Kevin W Smith, Charles R Slater, Saul Gottlieb: Apparatus for the endoluminal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ID, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Maybeck, June 19, 2007: US07232445 (151 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for the transoral invagination and fundoplication of the stomach to the esophagus includes a clip applier having sharp toothed jaws for grasping and damaging the fundus prior to applying the clip. The clip applier has an overall diameter of less than 7 mm. The clip applier jaws are coup ...


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Kevin W Smith, Juergen A Kortenbach, Robert Sixto Jr: Surgical fastener aligning instrument particularly for transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Syntheon, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, June 4, 2013: US08454628 (142 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 an axis of a control shaft of the instrument. The jaws hold first and second parts of a ...



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