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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...
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...
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...
8944995 Insertion device and endoscope  
An insertion device and an endoscope which are inserted and extracted through a small incision and have multiple functions. A device body has grip forceps as a treatment means. A first folding...
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...
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...
8858571 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments  
Articulation joints for use in connection with a surgical instrument that has a portion that must be passed through a trocar or similar structure and then articulated relative to another portion...
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...
8834353 Medical manipulator, treatment system, and treatment method  
A medical manipulator which includes: a plurality of arms formed in a cylindrical shape a distal end portion of which is made of a rigid member having a bending portion capable of bending; an...
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...
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...
8758232 Robotic arm  
An elongate robotic arm comprising articulated segments and a channel that extends along the longitudinal axis of the arm and contains a stiffening member which includes a sensor for measuring the...
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...
8728092 Stereotactic drive system  
A drive system for controlling movement of an elongate member includes a base unit having a first rotatable knob and a second rotatable knob, a follower assembly including a follower slidably...
8721630 Methods and devices for controlling articulation  
Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device. In one embodiment, methods and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a...
8721530 Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of use  
A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented...
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...
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...
8562518 Flexible endoscope part  
A flexible endoscope part including an operation member pulling operated to curve a flexible part, a plurality of joint rings connected substantially coaxially to be pivot-able in relation to each...
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...
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...
8517923 Apparatus and methods for facilitating treatment of tissue via improved delivery of energy based and non-energy based modalities  
Methods and apparatus for accessing and treating regions of the body are disclosed herein. Using an endoscopic device having an automatically controllable proximal portion and a selectively...
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...
8459138 System for releasably attaching a disposable device to a durable device  
A system for releasably attaching a steerable disposable multi-linked device to a durable device may include a disposable portion and a durable portion. The disposable portion may include a...
8444552 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes a manipulation unit, and an insertion unit which is disposed in continuation to the manipulation unit. The insertion unit contains a bending portion which has a plurality of...
8444547 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...
8425408 Articulation joint for video endoscope  
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...
8425407 Endoscope insertion portion  
An endoscope insertion portion includes an image pick-up assembly including an image pick-up unit and an image pick-up cable provided in order from the distal end portion to the proximal end side...
8409175 Surgical instrument guide device  
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...
8348834 Steerable surgical access devices and methods  
Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device configured to be introduced into a body. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided including...
8327518 Method for manufacturing a bendable tube  
With a method for manufacturing a bendable tube, which is preferably envisaged for an endoscopic instrument, first a tube is separated into several tube sections in a manner such that adjacent...
8292803 Endoscope  
A slender insertion section of the endoscope has an endoscope distal-end portion, a tubular body and a bending portion, all extending along the longitudinal axis of the insertion section. The...
8282543 Surgical instrument and endoscope surgical system having surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument having a surgical unit which operates on an operating portion in a body cavity, an accommodation portion capable of accommodating the surgical unit. The surgical instrument...
8277375 Flexible segment system  
A flexible segment system including: a first link; a first flexible hinge integral to the first link; and a second link integral to and continuing from the first flexible hinge.
8262563 Endoscopic translumenal articulatable steerable overtube  
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...
8182418 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...
8182417 Articulating mechanism components and system for easy assembly and disassembly  
A component-based system for assembling articulating mechanisms that generally includes a variety of link, joint, central and spacer components together with connecting cables of varying lengths.

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