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9039607 Shaft element for an endoscopic instrument  
A shaft element for an endoscopic instrument includes a first, proximal shaft segment and a second, distal shaft segment, such that the second shaft segment is connected with the first shaft...
9028397 Medical apparatus  
A medical apparatus includes a distal end portion provided at a distal end of an insertion portion that has functions of performing inspection, treatment or observation, a bending portion provided...
9011318 Steerable, follow the leader device  
A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between...
9005114 Articulated device with visualization system  
An articulated device may include a first steerable multi-linked mechanism and a second steerable multi-linked mechanism. The second steerable multi-linked mechanism may include a first link, a...
8992421 Highly articulated robotic probes and methods of production and use of such probes  
A highly articulated robotic probe comprises an outer sleeve and an inner core. The outer sleeve and inner core include a plurality of links. The links of the outer sleeve and inner core are...
8986196 Minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly with reduced cross section  
A surgical instrument extends through a guide tube and exits at an intermediate position of the guide tube. The instrument includes a parallel motion mechanism that changes the position of a...
8979739 Bending tube and medical instrument  
Included are a bending tube; slits; wire guides; an outer coat member; and hole portions that are formed between particular slits in a distal end region that is forward from a central region on an...
8974375 Joint arrangement  
An actuatable joint is disclosed having a transmission member, for example a ring gear, associated with a member of a joint and rotatable about a longitudinal axis through the member. In...
8974372 Path-following robot  
A path-following robot, such as for creating a path to a target surgical site, includes a series of interconnected elements including a lead element at one end thereof, and a plurality of...
8961401 Joint ring, bending tube of endoscope, endoscope, and manufacturing method for joint ring for endoscope bending tube  
A joint-ring for an endoscope-bending-tube that fits with and is fixed to a rigid-member on a distal end side, the joint-ring being formed by plastically deforming a tube-material, the joint-ring...
8951188 Element for transmitting pulling and pushing forces as well as torque  
An element for transmitting pushing and pulling forces as well as torque having a straight configuration and a bent configuration comprises a base plate, an end plate and bellows arranged between...
8939899 Endoscope bending portion and manufacturing method of bending tube  
Each of the first hinge portions includes a first central planar portion, and first both-sides planar portion, and each of second hinge portions includes a second central planar portion, and...
8932277 Instrument for laparoscopic surgery  
In an instrument for laparoscopic surgery, with an operating handle, a rectilinear first shaft section connected to the operating handle, a flexible second shaft section arranged at the distal end...
8905919 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes a distal rigid portion, a bending portion comprising a first bending portion and a second bending portion and a flexible tube portion. The endoscope further includes an...
8900267 Articulable surgical instrument  
An instrument includes, a lumen, a handpiece affixed to the proximal end of the lumen and including an actuator, a proximal articulable segment, the proximal end of the proximal articulable...
8876806 Surgical instrument with articulating assembly  
A surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated member assembly extending from the housing. The elongated member has a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is...
8845520 Selective compliance wire actuated mobile platform, particularly for endoscopic surgical devices  
A wire-operated selective compliance mobile platform (100), in particular for endoscopic surgery devices, obtains a perfect and precise mobility and thus it allows to handle, in the most effective...
8834356 Endoscope riveted deflection section frame  
An endoscope deflection section frame including a plurality of rings and rivets. Each ring has front ears and rear ears with rivet holes through the ears. The rivets are located in the rivet holes...
8834354 Steerable endoscope and improved method of insertion  
A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the...
8827894 Steerable endoscope and improved method of insertion  
A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the...
8827897 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes a curving operation portion which performs a curving operation of a curving portion by rotating around a pivot shaft in a first rotation direction and in a second rotation...
8821388 Multijointed bending mechanism and multijointed medical equipment having multijointed bending mechanism  
A multijointed bending mechanism having a first bending piece, a second bending piece connected to the first bending piece so as to be rotatable around a first rotation shaft, a third bending...
8808166 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes an endoscope insertion portion having a bendable bending portion and a bending mechanism configured to bend the bending portion. The bending mechanism includes a pulley, at...
8790246 Inflatable balloon device and applications  
A self-propelled device for locomotion through a lumen, comprising a set of serially arranged inflatable chambers, and incorporating a number of novel aspects. To enable easy insertion and use,...
8784303 System for controlling an instrument using shape sensors  
The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for sensing the...
8777843 Multi-bendable medical device  
A medical device for multiple bends, includes a distal-side traction member which is inserted through the distal-side bending portion and the proximal-side bending portion, which is configured to...
8777844 Modifiable endoscope device  
An apparatus including an outer articulated tube member, the outer articulated tube member having a first tubular section and a second tubular section. The apparatus further including an inner...
8758231 Access sheath with active deflection  
In at least one embodiment of the present invention, an access sheath for positioning in a patient's body is provided. The access sheath comprises an elongated member having a proximal portion...
8740775 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Multi-bendable medical device
 
A medical device for multiple bends, includes a distal-side traction member which is inserted through the distal-side bending portion and the proximal-side bending portion, which is configured to...
8679099 Side looking minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly  
A surgical instrument is inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instrument exits at an intermediate position of the guide tube and is oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's...
8672833 Side looking minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly  
Two surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instruments exit at an intermediate position of the guide tube and are oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide...
8663096 System and method for rigidizing flexible medical implements  
A flexible steerable device comprising a plurality of interconnected segments configured to pivot relative to each other, each of the plurality of segments having a cavity disposed therein. The...
8663090 Endoscope cleaning sheath  
An endoscope cleaning sheath includes a flexible tube body that is mounted to an insertion portion having a bending portion included in an endoscope, and that has a plurality of through-holes...
8660786 Positioning module  
A positioning device includes a magnetometer configured to detect and provide heading information, a motion sensor configured to detect and provide motion information, a microcontroller coupled to...
8641602 Steerable endoscope and improved method of insertion  
A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the...
8622894 Articulation joint  
An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is...
8617054 Medical treatment endoscope  
The medical treatment endoscope according to the present invention includes a sheath having a flexibility; at least one arm member having a bending part that projects out from a front end of the...
8608647 Systems and methods for articulating an elongate body  
Systems and methods for articulating an elongate articulatable body which is adapted to be delivered within a body cavity. Particularly, systems and methods for enhancing an articulating force on...
8608648 Articulation joint  
A video endoscope system includes a reusable control cabinet and an endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope may be used with a single patient and then disposed. The endoscope includes...
8579801 Endoscope riveted deflection section frame  
An endoscope deflection section frame including a plurality of rings and rivets. Each ring has front ears and rear ears with rivet holes through the ears. The rivets are located in the rivet holes...
8578810 Jointed link structures exhibiting preferential bending, and related methods  
In accordance with various exemplary embodiments of the present teachings, a surgical device can include a first pair of articulably coupled links, a second pair of articulably coupled links, and...
8567033 Method of constructing an articulation joint for steerable medical device  
A method of constructing an articulation joint includes forming a metallic tube with a number of rings formed therein. Springs may be secured to the inside surface or outside surface of the rings...
8562592 Compound angle laparoscopic methods and devices  
Methods and devices are provided for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided that include an elongate shaft having a distal portion...
8556805 Rotational force transmission mechanism, force-attenuating apparatus, medical device, and medical instrument-operation mechanism  
A rotational force transmission mechanism has: a rotation-inputting member freely rotative and driven in a predetermined first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction by a...
8535297 Treatment instrument for endoscope  
A clip device 1 that has a coil-shaped tubular body 6 that is inserted through a curvable treatment instrument insertion channel of an endoscope, the tubular body 6 includes a proximal side coil...
8529437 Multifunctional surgical instrument with flexible end effector tools  
A surgical tool having proximal and distal ends and adapted to transverse a curved passageway comprises an end effector disposed on the distal end of the surgical tool, the end effector having a...
8523765 Medical control apparatus  
A controller includes a servo controller that performs attitude control of the bending portion. A point lock computing section is provided at the servo controller. Based on supplied distal end...
8518052 Medical delivery system for delivery of a medically useful payload  
The present disclosure concerns a delivery system for delivering a medically useful payload through the vasculature to a site of interest in the patient's body. The medically useful payload may be...
8475366 Articulation joint for a medical device  
A video endoscope system includes a reusable control cabinet and an endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope may be used with a single patient and then disposed. The endoscope includes...
8465420 Articulating torqueable hollow device  
An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each...

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