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1. (WO2018200537) MATRIX SUPPORTED BALLOON ARTICULATION SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR CATHETERS AND OTHER USERS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/200537 International Application No.: PCT/US2018/029161
Publication Date: 01.11.2018 International Filing Date: 24.04.2018
IPC:
A61B 1/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/068 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/28 (2006.01) ,A61B 19/00 (2006.01) ,A61M 25/00 (2006.01) ,B25J 13/02 (2006.01) ,B25J 15/00 (2006.01) ,B25J 3/00 (2006.01) ,B25J 9/10 (2006.01) ,F16C 1/10 (2006.01) ,G02B 23/24 (2006.01) ,A61B 1/008 (2006.01) ,A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments 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
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
068
Surgical staplers
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
28
Surgical forceps
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
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
25
Catheters; Hollow probes
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25
HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
J
MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
13
Controls for manipulators
02
Hand grip control means
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25
HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
J
MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
15
Gripping heads
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25
HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
J
MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
3
Manipulators of master-slave type, i.e. both controlling unit and controlled unit perform corresponding spatial movements
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25
HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
J
MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9
Programme-controlled manipulators
10
characterised by positioning means for manipulator elements
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
C
SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
1
Flexible shafts; Mechanical means for transmitting movement in a flexible sheathing
10
Means for transmitting linear movement in a flexible sheathing, e.g. "Bowden mechanisms"
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
23
Telescopes, e.g. binoculars; Periscopes; Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies; Viewfinders; Optical aiming or sighting devices
24
Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies, e.g. fibrescopes
[IPC code unknown for A61B 1/08]
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
Applicants:
PROJECT MORAY, INC. [US/US]; 3603 Hillcrest Drive Belmont, California 94002, US
Inventors:
WILLIAMS, Timothy H.; US
LABY, Keith Phillip; US
BARRISH, Mark, D.; US
Agent:
BAINS, Nena; US
Priority Data:
62/489,86425.04.2017US
Title (EN) MATRIX SUPPORTED BALLOON ARTICULATION SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR CATHETERS AND OTHER USERS
(FR) SYSTÈMES, DISPOSITIFS ET MÉTHODES D'ARTICULATION DE BALLONNETS SUPPORTÉS PAR UNE MATRICE POUR CATHÉTERS ET AUTRES UTILISATIONS
Abstract:
(EN) Articulation devices, systems, methods for articulation, and methods for fabricating articulation structures make use of balloon arrays, with inflation of the balloons locally altering articulation. Inflation fluid may be directed toward the balloons from an inflation fluid source via a series of channels, the balloons and channels included in a helical multi-balloon assembly. The balloons may be supported by encasing the helical balloon assembly in a polymer matrix, such as by winding the balloon assembly onto a mandrel and dip-coating some or all of the assembly in an elastomer such as a silicone, a urethane, or the like. The balloons may be supported by one or more spring, with loops of the spring(s) optionally being inward of the balloons, outward of the balloons, or interspersed between the balloons, and/or a mesh tube, braid, or other compliant materials may be included. Articulation balloon arrays may be disposed in an annular space bordered by inner and outer tubular sheaths, with a portion of one or both sheaths being axially slidable relative to the balloons so as to facilitate elongation and bending.
(FR) La présente invention concerne des dispositifs d'articulation, des systèmes, des méthodes d'articulation et des procédés de fabrication de structures d'articulation faisant appel à des réseaux de ballonnets, le gonflage des ballonnets altérant localement l'articulation. Un fluide de gonflage peut être dirigé vers les ballonnets à partir d'une source de fluide de gonflage par l'intermédiaire d'une série de canaux, les ballonnets et les canaux étant inclus dans un ensemble à ballonnets multiples hélicoïdal. Les ballonnets peuvent être supportés par enveloppement de l'ensemble à ballonnets hélicoïdal dans une matrice polymère, tel que par enroulement de l'ensemble à ballonnets sur un mandrin et revêtement par immersion d'une partie ou de la totalité de l'ensemble d'un élastomère, tel qu'une silicone, un uréthane ou similaire. Les ballonnets peuvent être supportés par un ou plusieurs ressorts, les boucles du ou des ressorts étant éventuellement agencées vers l'intérieur des ballonnets, vers l'extérieur des ballonnets, ou intercalées entre les ballonnets, et/ou un tube maillé, une tresse ou d'autres matériaux élastiques peuvent être inclus. Des réseaux de ballonnets d'articulation peuvent être disposés dans un espace annulaire bordé par des gaines tubulaires intérieure et extérieure, une partie d'une ou des deux gaines pouvant coulisser axialement par rapport aux ballonnets de façon à faciliter l'allongement et la flexion.
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Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)