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1. (WO2017062290) GEARLESS IN-LINE TORQUE-LIMITED DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/062290    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/054940
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/56
Applicants: ECA MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS
Inventors: NINO, John
IVINSON, David
TORY, David
Title: GEARLESS IN-LINE TORQUE-LIMITED DEVICE
Abstract:
A power driven in-line disposable torque-limiting device Slaving a gearless clutch assembly with a first clutch element affixed to the cylindrical body, a second clutch element engaged with a shaft for rotation together with the shaft, one or more bearing elements disposed between the first clutch element and the second clutch element, and a compressive element configured to apply force across the clutch elements. The first clutch element and second clutch element exert compressive force, shearing force, or both on the one or more bearing elements to provide clutch functionality at predetermined torque limits.