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1. (WO2007008611) CURETTE SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/008611 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/026386
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 06.07.2006
IPC:
A61B 17/22 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/28 (2006.01)
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
Applicants:
KYPHON INC. [US/US]; 1221 Crossman Avenue Sunnyvale, California 94089, US (AllExceptUS)
PHAN, Christopher U. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SANKARAN, Meera [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CANTU, Alberto Ruiz [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
LAYNE, Richard W. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
PHAN, Christopher U.; US
SANKARAN, Meera; US
CANTU, Alberto Ruiz; US
LAYNE, Richard W.; US
Agent:
KIRKLAND, Mark D. ; FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. P.O. Box 1022 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-1022, US
Priority Data:
60/698,35411.07.2005US
60/698,40811.07.2005US
60/756,67706.01.2006US
Title (EN) CURETTE SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE CURETAGE
Abstract:
(EN) A method and apparatus (100) for creating or enlarging a cavity in a patient's body are provided. One implementation of the apparatus includes a head(106) , a pushrod (110) and a handle (102) . The head is rotatable about a first axis and is configured to effectuate a medical procedure. The pushrod is attached at a distal end to the head and attached at a proximal end to a handle. The pushrod is configured to translate along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. Translation of the pushrod along the second axis rotates the head about the first axis. The handle includes a lever (108) coupled at the first end to the pushrod. Pivoting the lever about the third axis translates the pushrod along the second axis. In another implementation, the head translates and can include variously configured cutting portions, including two or more fingers (800) .
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil permettant de créer ou d'élargir une cavité dans le corps d'un patient. Un mode de réalisation de l'appareil comprend une tête, une tige poussoir et une poignée. La tête, qui tourne autour d'un premier axe, est conçue pour effectuer une procédure médicale. La tige poussoir est fixée par une extrémité distale à la tête et fixée par une extrémité proximale à une poignée. La tige poussoir est conçue pour être déplacée le long d'un second axe sensiblement perpendiculaire au premier axe. Le déplacement de la tige poussoir le long du second axe fait tourner la tête autour du premier axe. La poignée comprend un levier couplé par la première extrémité à la tige poussoir. Le pivotement du levier autour du troisième axe déplace la tige poussoir le long du second axe. Dans un autre mode de réalisation, la tête se déplace et peut comprendre des parties tranchantes, conçues de diverses manières, qui comprennent deux doigts ou plus.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
KR1020080074847EP1903955JP2009500145CN101272741CA2614012AU2006269339