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1. (WO2009126397) CONNECTORS FOR ELONGATED SURGICAL MEMBERS AND METHODS OF USE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/126397    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/036749
Publication Date: 15.10.2009 International Filing Date: 11.03.2009
IPC:
A61B 17/70 (2006.01)
Applicants: MEDTRONIC, INC. [US/US]; 710 Medtronic Parkway MS LC340 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55432 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
MILLER, Keith, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: MILLER, Keith, E.; (US)
Agent: WILLIS, Thomas, L., Jr.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms LC340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
JOHNSON, Noreen, C.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms LC340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
REVIS, Paul A.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms LC340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
WARMBOLD, David, W.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms LC340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
HAINES, Warren, M.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms Lc340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
RICHTER, William, R.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms Lc340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
HERNANDEZ, Gilberto; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms Lc340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
DORLAND, Gregory, S.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms Lc340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US).
YOUNG, Rodney M.; 710 Medtronic Parkway Ms Lc340 Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US)
Priority Data:
12/101,693 11.04.2008 US
Title (EN) CONNECTORS FOR ELONGATED SURGICAL MEMBERS AND METHODS OF USE
(FR) CONNECTEURS POUR DES ÉLÉMENTS CHIRURGICAUX ALLONGÉS ET PROCÉDÉS D'UTILISATION
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The present application relates to connectors for coupling together two surgical members of different materials while inhibiting galvanic corrosion. The connector may include a first coupling element composed of a material with a similar galvanic potential to one of the surgical members, and a second coupling element composed of a material with a similar galvanic potential to the second surgical member. Each of the first and second coupling elements may be configured to connect to the respective surgical member. The connector may also include a coupling medium disposed between the first and second coupling elements. The coupling medium may function to connect together the two coupling elements, and isolate the coupling elements to inhibit galvanic corrosion.
(FR)La présente invention porte sur des connecteurs pour coupler ensemble deux éléments chirurgicaux de différents matériaux tout en empêchant une corrosion galvanique. Le connecteur peut comprendre un premier élément de couplage composé d'un matériau avec un potentiel galvanique similaire à l'un des éléments chirurgicaux, et un second élément de couplage composé d'un matériau avec un potentiel galvanique similaire au second élément chirurgical. Chacun des premier et second éléments de couplage peut être configuré pour se connecter à l'élément chirurgical respectif. Le connecteur peut également comprendre un milieu de couplage disposé entre les premier et second éléments de couplage. Le milieu de couplage peut fonctionner pour connecter ensemble les deux éléments de couplage, et isoler les éléments de couplage pour empêcher une corrosion galvanique.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (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, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, 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)