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1. (WO1999013776) CONNECTOR FOR A REPLACEABLE BIOPSY NEEDLE

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/013776    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/019360
Publication Date: Mar 25, 1999 International Filing Date: Sep 16, 1998
IPC: A61B 10/00
A61B 17/00
Applicants: GOLDENBERG, Alec
Inventors: GOLDENBERG, Alec
Title: CONNECTOR FOR A REPLACEABLE BIOPSY NEEDLE
Abstract:
A connector assembly is disclosed for connecting the proximal end of a medical device to a handle (16) without compromising the sterility of the working end of the medical device. The connector assembly comprises a body (50) that is rigidly attached to the proximal end of the medical device. A lever (34) is attached to the body, and is resiliently biased towards a first position which engages the handle. A lock tab (58) projects from the lever in a direction away from the body and is shaped to be received in a lock slot within the handle.