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1. (EP0957947) EXPANDABLE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MANIPULATING INSTRUMENTS

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 95920591 Application Date: 25.05.1995
Publication Number: 0957947 Publication Date: 24.11.1999
Publication Kind : A1
Designated States: DE, ES, FR, GB, IT
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1995006429 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A 61M
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/02
A61B 17/22
A61B 17/28
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/34
A61B 17/42
A61B 18/14
A61B 19/00
A61M 25/092
A61M 25/10
A61M 29/00
A61M 29/02
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
5
Devices for bringing media into the body in a subcutaneous, intra-vascular or intramuscular way; Accessories therefor, e.g. filling or cleaning devices, arm rests
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
02
for holding wounds open; Tractors
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
22
Implements for squeezing-off ulcers or the like on inner organs of the body; Implements for scraping-out cavities of body organs, e.g. bones; for invasive removal or destruction of calculus using mechanical vibrations; for removing obstructions in blood vessels, not otherwise provided for
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
28
Surgical forceps
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
32
Surgical cutting instruments
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
34
Trocars; Puncturing needles
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
42
Gynaecological or obstetrical instruments or methods
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04
by heating
12
by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
14
Probes or electrodes therefor
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19
Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
25
Catheters; Hollow probes
01
Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
092
Remote control of the orientation of the distal end
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
25
Catheters; Hollow probes
10
Balloon catheters
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
29
Dilators with or without means for introducing media, e.g. remedies
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
29
Dilators with or without means for introducing media, e.g. remedies
02
Inflatable dilators; Dilators made of swellable materials
CPC:
A61B 17/0281
A61B 17/00234
A61B 17/0218
A61B 17/12022
A61B 17/12099
A61B 17/12136
A61B 17/1219
A61B 17/34
A61B 17/3421
A61B 17/3439
A61B 17/3462
A61B 17/3498
A61B 17/42
A61B 17/4241
A61B 18/14
A61B 2017/00557
A61B 2017/22062
A61B 2017/2837
A61B 2017/2927
A61B 2017/320012
A61B 2017/320044
A61B 2017/3484
A61B 2017/3486
A61B 2017/3492
A61B 2090/0816
A61B 2090/306
A61F 13/38
A61M 25/10
A61M 25/1002
A61M 25/1011
A61M 29/02
A61M 2025/1093
Applicants: YOON INBAE
Inventors: YOON INBAE
Priority Data: 08249116 25.05.1994 US
9506429 25.05.1995 US
Title: (DE) SPREIZBARE MULTIFUNKTIONELLE BEHANDLUNGSINSTRUMENTE
(EN) EXPANDABLE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MANIPULATING INSTRUMENTS
(FR) INSTRUMENTS DE MANIPULATION DILATABLES, PLURIFONCTIONNELS
Abstract:
(EN) An expandable multi-functional instrument (10) for performing various diverse operative procedures, includes an elongate distensible member (18) having a distal end (26) for being introduced in an anatomical cavity via a relatively small size anatomical opening, and being movable from a non-distended position facilitating introduction through the anatomical opening to a distended position wherein the cross-sectional size of the distensible member is increased, and a plurality of collars (20) disposed on portions of the distensible member (18) for constraining movement of the distensible member portions to the distended position. The collars (20) are movably mounted on the distensible member (18) for adjusting the location and size of unconstrained distensible portions (34) of the distensible member (18) adjacent the collars (20). A method of performing an operative procedure in an anatomical cavity includes the steps of introducing a distal end of an elongate distensible member in the anatomical cavity through a relatively small size anatomical opening and moving the distensible member from a non-expanded position to an expanded position.
(FR) Un instrument (10) dilatable, plurifonctionnel, permettant d'effectuer diverses procédures opératoires, comprend un organe allongé extensible (18) . Cet organe comporte une extrémité distale (26) en vue de son introduction dans une cavité anatomique par une ouverture anatomique de taille relativement petite. Il peut se déplacer à partir d'une position non détendue facilitant son introduction par l'ouverture anatomique, jusqu'à une position détendue dans laquelle la taille de la section transversale de l'organe extensible augmente. Cet organe comprend également une pluralité de collets (20) fixés sur les parties de l'organe extensible (18) pour bloquer le déplacement des parties (34) de l'organe extensible vers la position détendue. Les collets (20) sont fixés de manière amovible sur l'organe extensible (18) pour ajuster l'emplacement et la taille des parties extensibles non bloquées (34) de l'organe extensible (18) adjacentes aux collets (20). L'invention traite aussi d'un procédé pour effectuer une procédure opératoire dans une cavité anatomique, qui comprend les étapes d'introduction d'une extrémité distale d'un organe extensible allongé dans la cavité anatomique par une ouverture anatomique relativement petite, et de passage de l'organe extensible d'une position non déployée à une position déployée.
Also published as:
CA2190976AU1995025995AU1998063640AU1998063644WO/1995/032011