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1. WO2012067794 - FLEXIBLE SURGICAL DEVICES

Publication Number WO/2012/067794
Publication Date 24.05.2012
International Application No. PCT/US2011/058398
International Filing Date 28.10.2011
IPC
A61B 19/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
CPC
A61B 17/00234
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00234for minimally invasive surgery
A61B 2017/003
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00234for minimally invasive surgery
00292mounted on or guided by flexible, e.g. catheter-like, means
003Steerable
A61B 2017/00309
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00234for minimally invasive surgery
00292mounted on or guided by flexible, e.g. catheter-like, means
003Steerable
00305Constructional details of the flexible means
00309Cut-outs or slits
A61B 2017/00318
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00234for minimally invasive surgery
00292mounted on or guided by flexible, e.g. catheter-like, means
003Steerable
00318Steering mechanisms
A61B 2017/00336
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00234for minimally invasive surgery
00292mounted on or guided by flexible, e.g. catheter-like, means
00336with a protective sleeve, e.g. retractable or slidable
A61B 34/30
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
34Computer-aided surgery; Manipulators or robots specially adapted for use in surgery
30Surgical robots
Applicants
  • INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
Inventors
  • STOY, Katherine, D.
  • PRISCO, Giuseppe, Maria
  • AU, Samuel, Kwok, Wai
  • FENECH, Carolyn
Agents
  • NGUYEN, Frank
Priority Data
12/946,74115.11.2010US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) FLEXIBLE SURGICAL DEVICES
(FR) DISPOSITIFS CHIRURGICAUX FLEXIBLES
Abstract
(EN)
A surgical device can include a tube comprising a wall having a plurality of slits oriented generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the tube. Each of the slits may be defined by opposing surfaces. The surgical device can further include a force transmission element coupled to the tube. In a flexible state of the tube, at least some of the opposing surfaces defining respective slits are separated from one another, and in a stiffened state of the tube, a force exerted on the force transmission element causes the opposing surfaces of each slit to contact one another.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un dispositif chirurgical, qui peut inclure un tube comprenant une paroi pourvue d'une pluralité de fentes, orientées de manière généralement transversale à un axe longitudinal dudit tube. Chacune des fentes peut être définie par des surfaces en regard. Ledit dispositif chirurgical peut en outre comprendre un élément de transmission de force accouplé audit tube. Dans un état flexible dudit tube, au moins certaines des surfaces en regard définissant des fentes respectives sont séparées les unes des autres, et dans un état rigidifié du tube, une force exercée sur l'élément de transmission de force amène les surfaces en regard de chaque fente à entrer en contact les unes avec les autres.
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