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David L Brock, Woojin Lee, Gary Rogers, Barry Weitzner, Robert E Ailinger: Flexible instrument. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, August 15, 2006: US07090683 (452 worldwide citation)

A remote control flexible instrument system, employing a shaft which supports a tool, is described in which the has proximal and distal ends with at least a portion thereof extending through a lumen of the human body so as to locate the shaft at an internal target site. A master station including an ...


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Woojin Lee: Surgical instrument. David M Driscoll, December 12, 2006: US07147650 (438 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via bendable motion ...


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Woojin Lee, David L Brock: Surgical instrument. endoVia Medical, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, April 29, 2003: US06554844 (341 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument end effector apparatus that includes a pair of jaws, a first pivot for supporting one of the jaws, a link member connected to one of the jaws, and a second pivot for supporting the link member. The link member has a first unlocked position in which one jaw member is opened rela ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro: Surgical instrument. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, David M Driscoll Esq, March 30, 2010: US07686826 (335 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable mot ...


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David L Brock, Woojin Lee: Articulated apparatus for telemanipulator system. Brock Rogers Surgical, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, March 6, 2001: US06197017 (314 worldwide citation)

An articulated apparatus is disclosed including a plurality of link members each in communication with and rotatably moveable with respect to at least one other adjacent link member about an associated joint between the adjacent link members. The plurality of link members include a first link member ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro: Surgical instrument. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, David M Driscoll, March 4, 2008: US07338513 (282 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable mot ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro III, Robert Ailinger, Dwight Meglan: Robotically controlled surgical instruments. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, April 20, 2010: US07699835 (276 worldwide citation)

A robotically controlled surgical instrument includes a first jaw and a second jaw used to grasp an item, and a drive mechanism that increases the force applied to the item grasped. The drive mechanism and the jaws can be provided with an accommodating mechanism that allows continued movement of the ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro, Richard Ross: Surgical instrument. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, David M Driscoll Esq, May 4, 2010: US07708758 (276 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, an elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable motion members. Actu ...


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David L Brock, Woojin Lee: Articulated apparatus for telemanipulator system. Brock Rogers Surgical, August 13, 2002: US06432112 (263 worldwide citation)

An articulated apparatus is disclosed that includes a first link member, a second link member, and a third link member. The second link member is coupled to the first link member at a proximal end of the second link member by a first joint having a first axis of rotation. The third link member is co ...


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Woojin Lee: Surgical instrument guide device. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, David M Driscoll Esq, November 30, 2010: US07842028 (238 worldwide citation)

An instrument guide device comprises an elongated guide shaft having proximal and distal ends and including an instrument lumen for receiving therethrough a manually operated instrument having an instrument shaft. A distal bendable member is disposed at the distal end of the guide shaft and a proxim ...