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Pub. No.:    WO/2010/149969    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2010/001237
Publication Date: 29.12.2010 International Filing Date: 24.06.2010
A61B 1/005 (2006.01), A61B 1/008 (2006.01)
Applicants: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED [GB/GB]; 52 Princes Gate South Kensington London SW7 2PG (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
YANG, Guang-Zhong [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
NOONAN, David Paul [IE/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
SHANG, Jianzhong [CN/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
VITIELLO, Valentina [IT/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: YANG, Guang-Zhong; (GB).
NOONAN, David Paul; (GB).
SHANG, Jianzhong; (GB).
VITIELLO, Valentina; (GB)
Agent: KORENBERG, Alexander TaI; Kilburn & Strode LLP 20 Red Lion Street London WC1R 4PJ (GB)
Priority Data:
0910951.3 24.06.2009 GB
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An actuatable joint is disclosed having a transmission member, for example a ring gear, associated with a member of a joint and rotatable about a longitudinal axis through the member. In particular a two degree of freedom actuatable joint is disclosed comprising tendon driven joint arrangements having a transmission member disposed around or inside a body of the joint arrangement, to provide transmission of a force from a driving means to two tendons actuating a rotational degree of freedom of the joint arrangement. Further disclosed is a segmented device, for example an endoscope, comprising a plurality of such joints, for example to define a flexible and steerable conduit for an instrument.
(FR)L'invention concerne une articulation actionnable équipé d'un élément de transmission, par exemple une couronne, associé à un élément d'une articulation et tournant autour d'un axe longitudinal à travers ledit élément. Plus précisément, l'invention concerne une articulation actionnable de deux degrés de liberté qui comprend des dispositifs d'articulation entraînés par tendons ayant un élément de transmission placé autour ou à l'intérieur d'un corps du dispositif de tendons, pour produire la transmission d'une force à partir d'un moyen d'entraînement vers deux tendons actionnant un degré de liberté de rotation du dispositif d'articulation. L'invention concerne enfin un dispositif segmenté, par exemple un endoscope, comprenant plusieurs de ces articulations, par exemple pour définir un conduit souple et orientable d'un instrument.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, 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, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, 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 (AL, 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, SM, 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)