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1. (WO2017156618) APPARATUS FOR REMOVABLY RECEIVING AN END EFFECTOR FOR PERFORMING SURGICAL OPERATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156618    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2017/000056
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/00
A61B 34/30
Applicants: TITAN MEDICAL INC.
Inventors: ROBERT, Rene
HILLS, Jonathan Hess
Title: APPARATUS FOR REMOVABLY RECEIVING AN END EFFECTOR FOR PERFORMING SURGICAL OPERATIONS
Abstract:
A surgical instrument apparatus for removably receiving an end effector coupled to an elongate control link for actuating the end effector to perform surgical operations is disclosed. The apparatus includes an actuator housing and an elongate shaft extending from the actuator housing and having a bore for receiving the control link. The apparatus also includes an actuator mounted within the actuator housing and includes a clamp aperture disposed to receive the control link while the clamp aperture is being urged into an undamped state by an opening force, the clamp aperture being operably configured to move between the undamped state and a clamped state in response to the opening force being released, the aperture in the clamped state being operable to restrain the control link within the actuator for movement in a longitudinal direction substantially aligned with the elongate shaft.