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1. WO1997046166 - STRETCHABLE CLAMP

Publication Number WO/1997/046166
Publication Date 11.12.1997
International Application No. PCT/US1997/009713
International Filing Date 04.06.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 02.01.1998
IPC
A61B 17/70 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
68Internal fixation devices
70Spinal positioners or stabilisers
A61B 17/82 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
68Internal fixation devices
82for bone cerclage
B65D 63/14 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
63Flexible elongated elements, e.g. straps, for bundling or supporting articles
10Non-metallic straps, tapes, or bands; Filamentary elements, e.g. strings, threads or wires; Joints between ends thereof
14Joints produced by application of separate securing members
F16B 2/08 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING
2Friction-grip releasable fastenings
02Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening
06external, i.e. with contracting action
08using bands
CPC
A61B 17/7032
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, ; setting implements; or the like
68Internal fixation devices ; , including fasteners and spinal fixators, even if a part thereof projects from the skin
70Spinal positioners or stabilisers ; ; Bone stabilisers comprising fluid filler in an implant
7001Screws or hooks combined with longitudinal elements which do not contact vertebrae
7032Screws or hooks with U-shaped head or back through which longitudinal rods pass
A61B 17/82
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, ; setting implements; or the like
68Internal fixation devices ; , including fasteners and spinal fixators, even if a part thereof projects from the skin
82for bone cerclage
B65D 63/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
63Flexible elongated elements, e.g. straps, for bundling or supporting articles
10Non-metallic straps, tapes, or bands; Filamentary elements, e.g. strings, threads or wires; Joints between ends thereof
14Joints produced by application of separate securing members
F16B 2/08
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
2Friction-grip releasable fastenings
02Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening
06external, i.e. with contracting action
08using bands
Applicants
  • METAGEN, LLC [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • JOHNSON, Wesley, D. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • JOHNSON, Wesley, D.
Agents
  • HALLER, James, R.
Priority Data
08/658,75705.06.1996US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) STRETCHABLE CLAMP
(FR) DISPOSITIF DE SERRAGE ETIRABLE
Abstract
(EN)
A clamp is provided for fastening to an article that has a fastenable portion of a predetermined shape and size. The clamp body is formed at least in part of superelastic alloy, and has an opening within it slightly smaller than the fastenable portion. The clamp body includes attachment means, which may be in the form of small holes, to which may be applied an external stretching force in a direction and magnitude sufficient to cause the opening to expand elastically to receive the fastenable portion of the article. As the stretching force is released, the opening elastically contracts toward its initial size to clamp upon the fastenable portion. Disclosed also is an instrument attachable to the clamp body for imparting the stretching force to the body.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un dispositif de serrage pour maintenir un article présentant une partie à fixer, ayant une forme et une taille prédéterminées. Le corps du dispositif est au moins partiellement en alliage superélastique, avec une ouverture légèrement plus petite que la partie à fixer. Le corps du dispositif de serrage comprend un système de fixation, éventuellement sous la forme de petits trous, auquel peut s'appliquer une force externe d'étirage dans un sens et un ordre de grandeur suffisants pour induire une extension élastique de l'ouverture et y accueillir la partie à fixer de l'article. Le relachement de ladite force d'étirage entraîne une contraction élastique de l'ouverture qui, reprenant sa taille initiale, a un effet de serrage sur la partie à fixer. On décrit aussi un instrument pouvant être fixé au corps du dispositif de serrage, pour appliquer la force d'étirage au corps proprement dit.
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