Global Patent Index - EP 1006858 A2

EP 1006858 A2 2000-06-14 - A CANNULA OF CHANGEABLE LENGTH AND SHAPE

Title (en)

A CANNULA OF CHANGEABLE LENGTH AND SHAPE

Title (de)

RÖHRE MIT VERÄNDERLICHER LÄNGE UND FORM

Title (fr)

CATHETER DE LONGUEUR ET DE FORME VARIABLES

Publication

EP 1006858 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99913028 A

Priority

  • BG 9900005 W
  • BG 10236598 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9951140A2] A cannula of changing length and shape, built up of spirally wound one or more bands, in which the free unlimited parts of the bands in the cannula wall pass into the interior of the cannula end are freely located along its entire length in guiding channels of the endoscope or in the exterior rotating part of the endoscope, while the interior part, to which the endoscope head is attached, does not rotate. The lengthening or shortening of the cannula as well as the change in its shape under the conditions of its elongation, are affected by co-ordinated linear movement in the desired direction and rotation of the endoscope or only of its rotating external part in the direction of the spiral winding during elongation, or in the direction of the spiral unwinding during the shortening of the cannula.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 1/005 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 1/00071 (2013.01); A61B 1/00154 (2013.01); A61B 1/005 (2013.01); A61B 17/3417 (2013.01); A61M 25/0116 (2013.01); A61M 25/0105 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9951140A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9951140 A2 19991014; WO 9951140 A3 19991118; AU 3132999 A 19991025; BG 102365 A 19991029; EP 1006858 A2 20000614; JP 2002514130 A 20020514

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-31 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011218

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000414

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE