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1. (WO2010078015) LUBRICATING TENDONS IN A TENDON-ACTUATED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/078015 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/068416
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 17.12.2009
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 26.07.2010
IPC:
A61B 17/32 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/29 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 19/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
32
Surgical cutting instruments
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
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19
Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
Applicants:
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. [US/US]; 1266 Kifer Road, Bldg. 101 Sunnyvale, CA 94086, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
ROGERS, Theodore, W.; US
STEGER, John, Ryan; US
DUVAL, Eugene, F.; US
Agent:
NGUYEN, Frank; Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. 1266 Kifer Road, Bldg. 101 Sunnyvale, CA 94086, US
ALLENBY, Christopher, B.; Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. 1266 Kifer Road, Bldg. 101 Sunnyvale, CA 94086, US
Priority Data:
12/346,46130.12.2008US
Title (EN) LUBRICATING TENDONS IN A TENDON-ACTUATED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT
(FR) TENDONS LUBRIFIANTS DANS UN INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL ACTIONNÉ PAR TENDON
Abstract:
(EN) A flexible surgical instrument employs sheaths around tendons that actuate an end effector or other mechanisms in the instrument. A liquid lubricant can be introduced in the sheaths to reduce friction. Disclosed combinations of tendon, sheath, and lubricant compositions reduce friction to suitable levels for operation of a minimally invasive instrument and are not harmful or toxic to a patient.
(FR) Selon la présente invention, un instrument chirurgical flexible utilise des gaines autour de tendons qui actionnent un effecteur terminal ou d'autres mécanismes dans l'instrument. Un lubrifiant liquide peut être introduit dans les gaines pour réduire le frottement. Les combinaisons décrites de tendons, gaines et compositions lubrifiantes réduisent le frottement à des niveaux adaptés pour le fonctionnement d'un instrument mini-invasif et ne sont pas dangereuses ou toxiques pour un patient.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2381863JP2012513823CN102271598KR1020110101151