(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 19 October 2001 (19.10.2001)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 26 July 2021 (26.07.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2002/02405428 March 2002 (28.03.2002) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/US2001/02961921 September 2001 (21.09.2001) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
60/234,897 (US)22 September 2000 (22.09.2000) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
09/955,918 (US)19 September 2001 (19.09.2001) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
A61B 1/015 (2006.01); A61B 1/12 (2006.01); A61B 1/233 (2006.01); A61B 17/24 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61M 1/00 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
PILLING WECK INCORPORATED [US/US]; 420 Delaware Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034 (US) (for all designated states except US)
STAHL, Glenn, H. [US/US]; 2 Woodstock Circle Collegeville, PA 19426 (US) (for US only)
HOSSAIN, Mosaddeq [US/US]; 101 Woods Road Somerville, NJ 08844 (US) (for US only)
BANIK, Robert [US/US]; 9 West Maple Avenue Long Valley, NJ 07853 (US) (for US only)
YUE, Li [US/US]; 4305 Congress Court North Wales, PA 19454 (US) (for US only)
WILCOX, Stephen [US/US]; 334 West Allens Lane Philadelphia, PA 19119 (US) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
STAHL, Glenn, H.; 2 Woodstock Circle Collegeville, PA 19426 (US)
HOSSAIN, Mosaddeq; 101 Woods Road Somerville, NJ 08844 (US)
BANIK, Robert; 9 West Maple Avenue Long Valley, NJ 07853 (US)
YUE, Li; 4305 Congress Court North Wales, PA 19454 (US)
WILCOX, Stephen; 334 West Allens Lane Philadelphia, PA 19119 (US)

(74) Agent(s):
SMITH, George, A., Jr.; Howson and Howson Spring House Corporate Center P.O. Box 457 Spring House, PA 19477 (US)

(54) Title (EN): ENDOSCOPIC SUCTION-IRRIGATION INSTRUMENT FOR SURGERY
(54) Title (FR): INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL ENDOSCOPIQUE D'ASPIRATION ET D'IRRIGATION

(57) Abstract:
(EN): An ergonomically superior endoscopic suction-irrigation instrument for surgery comprises a telescope sheath (12) connected at an adjustable angle, preferably approximately 30°, to a vertically elongated handle (16) having thumb-operated irrigation and suction valves (62, 64) and a hook (86) for supporting the handle from the surgeon's hand when the surgeon's grip on the handle is loosened. The instrument is especially suited for sinus surgery.
(FR): L'invention concerne un instrument chirurgical endoscopique d'aspiration et d'irrigation qui est supérieur du point de vue ergonomique et qui comprend une gaine télescopique (12) connectée au niveau d'un angle réglable, de préférence 30°, à une poignée allongée dans le sens vertical (16), laquelle comporte des soupapes d'irrigation et d'aspiration (62, 64) actionnées par le pouce et un crochet (86) permettant au chirurgien de supporter la poignée avec sa main lorsque sa prise sur la poignée se relâche. L'instrument convient spécialement à la chirurgie des sinus.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 25 June 2002 (25.06.2002) [US]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Chapter II demand received: 08 April 2002 (08.04.2002)

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM