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Number: 600/209
Name: Surgery > Specula > Retractor > Having flexible, malleable or shape memory material > Unitary wire construction
Description: Subject matter wherein the flexible or malleable retractor is composed substantially from a single pliable strand of metallic material twisted into a desired shape.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8376743 Oral retractor Feb. 19, 2013
8241210 Vessel retractor Aug. 14, 2012
8202266 Equipment for changing a catheter Jun. 19, 2012
7867163 Instrument and method for remotely manipulating a tissue structure Jan. 11, 2011
7850607 Method for retracting tissue during surgery Dec. 14, 2010
7476198 Cannula-based surgical instrument Jan. 13, 2009
7390298 Expandable surgical retractor for internal body spaces approached with minimally invasive incisions or through existing orifices Jun. 24, 2008
7326178 Vessel retraction device and method Feb. 5, 2008
7112172 Endoscopic organ retraction system and method of using the same Sep. 26, 2006
6656113 Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing a localized portion of a beating heart Dec. 2, 2003
6561974 Device for use in a surgical procedure on an eye of a living being, and method of retracting the iris May. 13, 2003
6348037 Device and method for remote vessel ligation Feb. 19, 2002
6290644 Surgical instruments and procedures for stabilizing a localized portion of a beating heart Sep. 18, 2001
6136017 One handed instrument for spreading a heart valve Oct. 24, 2000
5993384 Vessel isolating retractor cannula and method Nov. 30, 1999
5976079 Device for lifting the abdominal wall for conducting endoscopic examinations including surgery Nov. 2, 1999
5895353 Vessel isolating retractor cannula and method Apr. 20, 1999
5895352 Surgical retractor Apr. 20, 1999
5842974 Arcade speculum and method of use Dec. 1, 1998
5676636 Method for creating a mediastinal working space Oct. 14, 1997
5643177 Method for using an abdominal lift device Jul. 1, 1997
5634882 Abdomen suspending device Jun. 3, 1997
5573496 Method of using a coil screw surgical retractor Nov. 12, 1996
5290292 Sutureless human eye globe rotation instrument Mar. 1, 1994
5284128 Surgical manipulator Feb. 8, 1994
5030224 Coronary artery retraction clip Jul. 9, 1991
4950283 Surgical clip Aug. 21, 1990
4773415 Lens posterior capsule instrument Sep. 27, 1988
4428746 Glaucoma treatment device Jan. 31, 1984
4321916 Eyelid retractor Mar. 30, 1982
4177802 Self retaining skin retractor Dec. 11, 1979
4037589 Ocular surgical system Jul. 26, 1977

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