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1. (WO2009126955) MINIMAL ACCESS TOOL
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Pub. No.: WO/2009/126955 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/040353
Publication Date: 15.10.2009 International Filing Date: 13.04.2009
IPC:
A61B 17/29 (2006.01)
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
29
Forceps for use in minimally invasive surgery
Applicants:
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN [US/US]; 1214 S. University Avenue 2nd Floor Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2592, US (AllExceptUS)
AWTAR, Shorya [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
NIELSEN, Jens [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
TRUTNA, Tristan, Thomas [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
MANSFIELD, Andrew [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
ABANI, Rosa [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
QUIGLEY, Patrick [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
GEIGER, James [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
AWTAR, Shorya; US
NIELSEN, Jens; US
TRUTNA, Tristan, Thomas; US
MANSFIELD, Andrew; US
ABANI, Rosa; US
QUIGLEY, Patrick; US
GEIGER, James; US
Agent:
MANSFIELD, Stephanie, M.; US
Priority Data:
61/044,16811.04.2008US
Title (EN) MINIMAL ACCESS TOOL
(FR) OUTIL D’ACCÈS MINIMAL
Abstract:
(EN) A minimal access tool includes a frame arranged to be attached to an arm of a user, a tool shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, where the tool shaft proximal end is connected to the frame. The tool further includes an input joint having a first end connected to the frame and a second end arranged to receive user input, the input joint including a virtual center-of-rotation (VC) mechanism which provides a center of rotation that generally coincides with a wrist joint of the user. An output joint is connected to the tool shaft distal end, where the output joint is coupled to the input joint via a mechanical transmission connected therebetween to correlate motion of the input joint to motion of the output joint.
(FR) L’invention concerne un outil d’accès minimal comprenant un cadre disposé pour être fixé à l'un des bras d'un utilisateur, un manche d'outil comprenant une extrémité proximale et une extrémité distale, dans lequel l'extrémité proximale du manche de l’outil est reliée au cadre. L’outil comprend en outre une articulation entrante comprenant une première extrémité reliée au cadre et une seconde extrémité disposée de manière à recevoir l’articulation de l’utilisateur, l’articulation entrante comprenant un mécanisme à centre de rotation virtuel (VC) qui assure un centre de rotation qui correspond généralement au poignet de l’utilisateur. Une articulation sortante est reliée à l’extrémité distale du manche de l’outil, l’articulation sortante étant accouplée à l’articulation de sortie via une transmission mécanique reliée entre celles-ci pour faire correspondre le mouvement de l’articulation entrante au mouvement de l’articulation sortante.
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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, 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)
Also published as:
EP2268211JP2011521673US20120041450CA2721216AU2009234288