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1. US5540649 - Positioner for medical instruments

Office United States of America
Application Number 08134206
Application Date 08.10.1993
Publication Number 5540649
Publication Date 30.07.1996
Grant Number 5540649
Grant Date 30.07.1996
Publication Kind A
IPC
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
H
HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
51
Forwarding filamentary material
18
Gripping devices with linear motion
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
005
Flexible endoscopes
01
Guiding arrangements therefor
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
B65H 51/18
A61B 1/01
A61B 19/00
CPC
A61B 90/50
A61B 34/70
Applicants Leonard Medical, Inc.
Inventors Bonnell Leonard
Aceti John G.
Agents Fish & Richardson P.C.
Title
(EN) Positioner for medical instruments
Abstract
(EN)

The invention features a remote-controlled device for selectively positioning a medical instrument within a predetermined region of space. The remote-controlled device has a motor which provides mechanical energy to the remote-controlled device, a driver that is coupled to the motor and that has a predetermined relationship with the motor. The driver physically engages the medical instrument and converts the mechanical energy into controlled motion of the medical instrument. The remote-controlled device receives control signals from a remote location that direct the motor to supply a predetermined amount of mechanical energy, whereby the driver, with the predetermined relationship with the motor, selectively positions the medical instrument within the region of space.