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Gregory J Bakos, James T Spivey, William D Fox, Bernard C McDermott, Micheal E Kelly, Michelle M Guinan: Endoscopic translumenal articulatable steerable overtube. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 11, 2012: US08262563 (47 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having an elongate hollow metal body extending along a longitudinal axis is disclosed. The hollow body defines a central opening and has a predetermined wall thickness. A pattern of laser cut slits is formed into the body. The slits define a plurality of articulatable elements. The plur ...


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Gregory W Johnson, Jeffrey S Swayze, Jason L Harris, Foster B Stulen: Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 4, 2017: US09610091 (3 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprising an end effector comprising a first jaw member defining a first longitudinal slot, a second jaw member defining a second longitudinal slot, and a first push rod member having a distally directed end pivotably coupled to the first jaw member and a proximally directed e ...


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Craig N Faller, Matthew C Miller, Omar J Vakharia, Robert J Laird, Gavin M Monson, John V Hunt, Richard W Timm, David A Witt, Zhifan F Huang, Timothy G Dietz, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Mary E Mootoo, Raymond M Banks, Frederick E Shelton IV: Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws. Ethicon, November 7, 2017: US09808308 (2 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis. The end effector may be positioned at a distal end of the shaft and may comprise first and second jaw members ...


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Gregory J Bakos, James T Spivey, William D Fox, Bernard C McDermott, Micheal E Kelly, Michelle M Guinan: Endoscopic translumenal articulatable steerable overtube. Ethicon Endo Surgery, K&L Gates, January 14, 2010: US20100010299-A1

An apparatus having an elongate hollow metal body extending along a longitudinal axis is disclosed. The hollow body defines a central opening and has a predetermined wall thickness. A pattern of laser cut slits is formed into the body. The slits define a plurality of articulatable elements. The plur ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND END EFFECTORS THEREFOR. April 20, 2017: US20170105787-A1

An end effector includes a first jaw and a second jaw, the first jaw movable relative to the second jaw to transition the end effector between an open configuration and an approximated configuration to clamp tissue therebetween. The end effector may also include a camming assembly movable along a cu ...


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SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND END EFFECTORS THEREFOR. May 10, 2018: US20180125571-A1

An end effector includes a first jaw and a second jaw, the first jaw movable relative to the second jaw to transition the end effector between an open configuration and an approximated configuration to clamp tissue therebetween. The end effector may also include a camming assembly movable along a cu ...


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STEARABLE MICRO-ENDOSCOPE AND ZIP CATHETER. August 16, 2018: US20180228345-A1

A steerable micro-endoscope comprising a cylindrical elongated member having at least a first lumen, a tensioning wire running in the first lumen and attached at the distal end of the elongated member; the elongated member having a proximal portion and a distal portion, having respectively a first d ...


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STEERABLE MICRO-ENDOSCOPE. RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, August 16, 2018: US20180228346-A1

A steerable micro-device comprising a cylindrical elongated member having a distal end and a proximal end, the elongated member comprising at least a first lumen, a tensioning wire running in the first lumen, a distal end of the tensioning wire being attached at the distal end of the elongated membe ...


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TISSUE APPOSITION CLIP APPLICATION METHODS. February 21, 2019: US20190053805-A1

Surgical methods for closing a gastrotomy. The surgical method for closing an opening in an organ wall comprises positioning a distal end portion of a steerable overtube adjacent a portion of the organ wall through which the opening extends. The surgical method further comprises inserting a flexible ...