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1. (WO2018145100) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COUPLING COMPONENTS OF A MEDICAL SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/145100    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/017085
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 07 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 1/00
Applicants: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
Inventors: ROHR DANIEL, Matthew D.
BAILEY, David W.
BLUMENKRANZ, Stephen J.
CARLSON, Christopher R.
INOUYE, Matthew D.
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COUPLING COMPONENTS OF A MEDICAL SYSTEM
Abstract:
The systems and methods of the present disclosure are for use in a medical procedure, in which a connection mechanism is provided with a first end connected to a medical system interface at a first joint and a second end connected to an anatomic orifice device at a second joint. The anatomic orifice device is fixedly coupled to a patient. A flexible portion is provided between the first and second ends, the flexible portion being able to provide flexibility in at least one degree of freedom in response to movement of the anatomic orifice device.