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1. (WO2012106045) ENDOSCOPIC MEDICAL DEVICE WITH ARTICULATING JOINTS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2012/106045    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/067802
Publication Date: 09.08.2012 International Filing Date: 29.12.2011
IPC:
A61B 1/005 (2006.01), A61B 1/008 (2006.01), F16C 1/04 (2006.01), A61M 25/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. [US/US]; One Scimed Place Maple Grove, MN 55311-1566 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
SMITH, Paul [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KAPPEL, Gary [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
GOLDEN, John [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WEITZNER, Barry [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: SMITH, Paul; (US).
KAPPEL, Gary; (US).
GOLDEN, John; (US).
WEITZNER, Barry; (US)
Agent: BOOKOFF, Leslie; Bookoff McAndrews PLLC 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 450 Washington, DC 20037 (US)
Priority Data:
13/338,391 28.12.2011 US
61/437,996 31.01.2011 US
Title (EN) ENDOSCOPIC MEDICAL DEVICE WITH ARTICULATING JOINTS
(FR) DISPOSITIF MÉDICAL ENDOSCOPIQUE AYANT DES JOINTS D'ARTICULATION
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An endoscopic device (100) may include an elongate section (10) extending from a proximal end (12) to a distal end (14) along a longitudinal axis. The elongate section may be configured to transmit a desired torque about the longitudinal axis without relative rotation between the proximal end and the distal end. The device may also include a plurality of bend elements (18a, 18b) positioned on the elongate section. The plurality of bend elements may include a first articulating joint configured to bend the elongate section in a first bending plane, and a second articulating joint configured to bend the elongate section in a second bending plane different from the first bending plane. One or multiple bend elements may be formed from a folded strip of material to form a live hinge.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un dispositif endoscopique qui peut comprendre une section allongée s'étendant d'une extrémité proximale à une extrémité distale le long d'un axe longitudinal. La section allongée peut être configurée pour transmettre un couple désiré autour de l'axe longitudinal sans rotation relative entre l'extrémité proximale et l'extrémité distale. Le dispositif peut également comprendre plusieurs éléments de courbure positionnés sur la section allongée. Les différents éléments de courbure peuvent comprendre un premier joint d'articulation configuré pour courber la section allongée dans un premier plan de courbure, et un second joint d'articulation configuré pour courber la section allongée dans un second plan de courbure différent du premier plan de courbure.
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, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, 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, RW, 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, RS, 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)