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1. WO2017146910 - FIBEROPTIC CABLE SAFETY DEVICES

Publication Number WO/2017/146910
Publication Date 31.08.2017
International Application No. PCT/US2017/017171
International Filing Date 09.02.2017
IPC
A61B 1/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
CPC
A61B 1/00117
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00112Connection or coupling means
00117Optical cables, e.g. for connection to an external light source
A61B 1/00126
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00112Connection or coupling means
00121Connectors, fasteners and adapters, e.g. on the endoscope handle
00126optical, e.g. for light supply cables
A61B 1/0669
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
06with illuminating arrangements
0661Endoscope light sources
0669at proximal end of an endoscope
A61B 1/07
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
06with illuminating arrangements
07using light-conductive means, e.g. optical fibres
A61B 1/3132
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
313for introducing through surgical openings, e.g. laparoscopes
3132for laparoscopy
Applicants
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION [US]/[US]
  • UPMC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • DOCIMO, Steven, G.
  • CLARK, William, W.
  • DELAZIO, Alexandra, M.
  • HOLMES, John, A.
  • RISTAU, Benjamin, T.
Agents
  • DUNCAN, Sandon M.
Priority Data
62/300,43126.02.2016US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) FIBEROPTIC CABLE SAFETY DEVICES
(FR) DISPOSITIFS DE SÉCURITÉ DE CÂBLE À FIBRES OPTIQUES
Abstract
(EN)
Disclosed herein are safety devices that are positioned on the end of a fiberoptic cable, such as those used in surgical procedures, to prevent patients and other objects from the risk of burn from light or heat emitted from the end of the cable when not connected to an optical instrument. The disclosed safety devices can be added to the ends of existing cables and/or can be included at the end of cables during manufacture. In some embodiments, the safety device replaces an existing connector at the end of a cable, and in some embodiments the safety device is added in addition to a connector at the end of the cable. In some embodiments, a slit end cover is included over an open end of an adaptor that is mounted on a distal connector of a fiberoptic cable.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des dispositifs de sécurité qui sont placés à l'extrémité d'un câble à fibres optiques, tel que ceux utilisés dans des interventions chirurgicales, pour empêcher le risque de brûlure lié à la lumière ou à la chaleur émise par l'extrémité du câble, sur le patient et sur d'autres objets, lorsque le câble n'est pas relié à un instrument optique. Les dispositifs de sécurité selon l'invention peuvent être ajoutés aux extrémités de câbles existants et/ou peuvent être inclus aux extrémités de câbles lors de la fabrication. Dans certains modes de réalisation, le dispositif de sécurité remplace un connecteur existant à l'extrémité d'un câble, et dans certains modes de réalisation, le dispositif de sécurité est ajouté à un connecteur à l'extrémité du câble. Dans certains modes de réalisation, un couvercle d'extrémité à fente est disposé sur une extrémité ouverte d'un adaptateur monté sur un connecteur distal de câble à fibres optiques.
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