US Patent Application No: 2010/0228,085

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SLOTTED CLEAR CANNULA

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A slotted cannula for endoscopic surgical procedures is disclosed. The slotted cannula has a tubular body having a distal end, a proximate end, an open slot extending longitudinally from the beginning of the proximate end to the proximity of the distal end, and a pair of wings integrally formed on the proximate end. The tubular body is made from a transparent material and has an inner diameter large enough to accommodate an endoscope.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
A.M. SURGICAL, INC.SMITHTOWN, NY10

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mirza, Ather St. James, NY 28 17
Mirza, Romi St. James, NY 31 37

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