EP1372458A4 - Apparatus for adjustably supporting an endoscope - Google Patents

Apparatus for adjustably supporting an endoscope

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Publication number
EP1372458A4
EP1372458A4 EP02719383A EP02719383A EP1372458A4 EP 1372458 A4 EP1372458 A4 EP 1372458A4 EP 02719383 A EP02719383 A EP 02719383A EP 02719383 A EP02719383 A EP 02719383A EP 1372458 A4 EP1372458 A4 EP 1372458A4
Authority
EP
European Patent Office
Prior art keywords
endoscope
apparatus
adjustably supporting
adjustably
supporting
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Withdrawn
Application number
EP02719383A
Other languages
German (de)
French (fr)
Other versions
EP1372458A2 (en
Inventor
James J Pagliuca
John D Unger
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Endius Inc
Original Assignee
Endius Inc
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Filing date
Publication date
Priority to US821297 priority Critical
Priority to US09/821,297 priority patent/US6530880B2/en
Priority to US09/940,402 priority patent/US6821243B2/en
Priority to US940402 priority
Application filed by Endius Inc filed Critical Endius Inc
Priority to PCT/US2002/009657 priority patent/WO2002078767A2/en
Publication of EP1372458A2 publication Critical patent/EP1372458A2/en
Publication of EP1372458A4 publication Critical patent/EP1372458A4/en
Application status is Withdrawn legal-status Critical

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Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments 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
    • A61B1/00147Holding or positioning arrangements
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B90/00Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
    • A61B90/50Supports for surgical instruments, e.g. articulated arms
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments 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
    • A61B1/313Instruments 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 for introducing through surgical openings, e.g. laparoscopes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00477Coupling
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/34Trocars; Puncturing needles
    • A61B17/3403Needle locating or guiding means
    • A61B2017/3405Needle locating or guiding means using mechanical guide means
    • A61B2017/3409Needle locating or guiding means using mechanical guide means including needle or instrument drives
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/34Trocars; Puncturing needles
    • A61B2017/347Locking means, e.g. for locking instrument in cannula
EP02719383A 2001-03-29 2002-03-28 Apparatus for adjustably supporting an endoscope Withdrawn EP1372458A4 (en)

Priority Applications (5)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US821297 2001-03-29
US09/821,297 US6530880B2 (en) 2001-03-29 2001-03-29 Apparatus for supporting an endoscope
US09/940,402 US6821243B2 (en) 2001-08-27 2001-08-27 Apparatus for adjustably supporting an endoscope
US940402 2001-08-27
PCT/US2002/009657 WO2002078767A2 (en) 2001-03-29 2002-03-28 Apparatus for adjustably supporting an endoscope

Publications (2)

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EP1372458A2 EP1372458A2 (en) 2004-01-02
EP1372458A4 true EP1372458A4 (en) 2010-02-10

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EP02719383A Withdrawn EP1372458A4 (en) 2001-03-29 2002-03-28 Apparatus for adjustably supporting an endoscope

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EP (1) EP1372458A4 (en)
AU (1) AU2002250471A1 (en)
WO (1) WO2002078767A2 (en)

Families Citing this family (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6187000B1 (en) 1998-08-20 2001-02-13 Endius Incorporated Cannula for receiving surgical instruments
US7799036B2 (en) 1998-08-20 2010-09-21 Zimmer Spine, Inc. Method and apparatus for securing vertebrae
US7056321B2 (en) 2000-08-01 2006-06-06 Endius, Incorporated Method of securing vertebrae
US7985247B2 (en) 2000-08-01 2011-07-26 Zimmer Spine, Inc. Methods and apparatuses for treating the spine through an access device
US6821243B2 (en) 2001-08-27 2004-11-23 Endius Incorporated Apparatus for adjustably supporting an endoscope
US7655012B2 (en) 2003-10-02 2010-02-02 Zimmer Spine, Inc. Methods and apparatuses for minimally invasive replacement of intervertebral discs
US7731737B2 (en) 2003-10-24 2010-06-08 Zimmer Spine, Inc. Methods and apparatuses for fixation of the spine through an access device
US7658739B2 (en) 2005-09-27 2010-02-09 Zimmer Spine, Inc. Methods and apparatuses for stabilizing the spine through an access device
CN101431886B (en) 2007-11-09 2011-04-27 鸿富锦精密工业(深圳)有限公司 Fixer
US20170086930A1 (en) * 2014-03-17 2017-03-30 Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Surgical cannula mounts and related systems and methods

Citations (2)

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DE29916026U1 (en) * 1999-09-11 1999-11-18 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg Holder for a surgical instrument
DE19926423A1 (en) * 1999-06-10 2000-12-21 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg Adjustable surgical instrument holder slides instrument shaft in releasably clamped sleeve permitting holder part shift and rotation.

Family Cites Families (2)

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US5792044A (en) * 1996-03-22 1998-08-11 Danek Medical, Inc. Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery
US6361488B1 (en) * 2000-01-28 2002-03-26 Endius Incorporated Support apparatus for endoscopic surgery

Patent Citations (2)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE19926423A1 (en) * 1999-06-10 2000-12-21 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg Adjustable surgical instrument holder slides instrument shaft in releasably clamped sleeve permitting holder part shift and rotation.
DE29916026U1 (en) * 1999-09-11 1999-11-18 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg Holder for a surgical instrument

Non-Patent Citations (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Title
See also references of WO02078767A3 *

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EP1372458A2 (en) 2004-01-02
WO2002078767A2 (en) 2002-10-10
WO2002078767A3 (en) 2003-02-27
AU2002250471A1 (en) 2002-10-15

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