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12-006 - Foreign Body Location and Retrieval Device


Charles Andrus, Patrick Andrus, Virginia Foster, Krishi Peddada


This invention describes a foreign body detection device with a detector mounted proximate to a probe tip and an opposing tip for retrieving a foreign body from the soft tissue of a patient. The instrument includes a power supply and controls for operating and regulating the detector. The tips could include forceps, scissors, clamps and scalpels.

Intellectual Property Status

  • U.S. patent 8,768,435