Patent Number: 6,569,085

Title: Methods and apparatus for delivering a medical instrument over an endoscope while the endoscope is in a body lumen

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering a medical instrument over the exterior of an endoscope while the endoscope is installed in the patient's body allow the use of instruments which are too large to fit through the lumena of an endoscope. Furthermore, the invention allows the elimination of working lumena in an endoscope thereby minimizing the likelihood of contamination.

Inventors: Kortenbach; Juergen A. (Miami Springs, FL), Slater; Charles R. (Fort Lauderdale, FL), McBrayer; Michael Sean (Miami, FL)

Assignee: Syntheon, LLC

International Classification: A61B 17/12 (20060101); A61B 17/128 (20060101); A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61B 1/012 (20060101); A61B 1/018 (20060101); A61B 17/32 (20060101); A61B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020