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1. (WO2015077139) METHODS AND FEATURES FOR COUPLING ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT COMPONENTS TOGETHER
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Pub. No.: WO/2015/077139 International Application No.: PCT/US2014/065630
Publication Date: 28.05.2015 International Filing Date: 14.11.2014
IPC:
A61B 17/32 (2006.01) ,A61B 19/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/00 (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
19
Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
Applicants:
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC [US/US]; #475 Street C Los Frailes Industrial Park Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00969, US
Inventors:
KIMBALL, Cory G.; US
WITT, David A.; US
GRUBBS, Nathan D.; US
PRENGER, Daniel J.; US
CLEM, William E.; US
Agent:
PLANTZ, Bernard F.; US
Priority Data:
14/087,35222.11.2013US
Title (EN) METHODS AND FEATURES FOR COUPLING ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT COMPONENTS TOGETHER
(FR) PROCÉDÉS ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES PERMETTANT D'ACCOUPLER UN ENSEMBLE DE COMPOSANTS D'INSTRUMENTS CHIRURGICAUX À ULTRASONS
Abstract:
(EN) A surgical apparatus comprises a transducer assembly and a shaft assembly. The transducer assembly is operable to convert electrical power into ultrasonic vibrations. The shaft assembly comprises an ultrasonic waveguide, a sheath, a shroud, and a torque transfer assembly. The waveguide is configured to couple with the transducer assembly. The waveguide is disposed within the sheath. The sheath extends through the shroud. The torque transfer assembly is contained within the shroud. The torque transfer assembly is configured to transfer a predetermined range of torque from the shroud to the waveguide to thereby couple the waveguide with the transducer assembly. The torque transfer assembly is further configured to prevent transfer of torque from the shroud to the waveguide beyond an upper limit of the predetermined range.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un appareil chirurgical comportant un ensemble transducteur et un ensemble arbre. L'ensemble transducteur sert à convertir la puissance électrique en vibrations à ultrasons. L'ensemble arbre comporte un guidage d'ondes à ultrasons, une gaine, une enveloppe et un ensemble transfert de couple. Le guidage d'ondes est conçu pour relier l'ensemble transducteur. Le guidage d'ondes est agencé à l'intérieur de la gaine. La gaine s'étend à travers l'enveloppe. L'ensemble transfert de couple est situé à l'intérieur de l'enveloppe. L'ensemble transfert de couple est conçu pour transférer une gamme prédéfinie de couple depuis la gaine au guidage d'ondes pour accoupler ainsi le guide d'ondes avec l'ensemble transducteur. L'ensemble transfert de couple est conçu en outre pour empêcher le transfert de couple de la gaine au guidage d'ondes au-delà d'une limite supérieure de la gamme prédéfinie.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP3071127CN106163430JP2017508482MX2016006638IN201617021062