Global Patent Index - EP 1011454 A2

EP 1011454 A2 2000-06-28 - TISSUE COLLECTOR

Title (en)

TISSUE COLLECTOR

Title (de)

SAMMELVORRICHTUNG FÜR GEWEBE

Title (fr)

COLLECTEUR DE TISSUS

Publication

EP 1011454 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98938882 A

Priority

  • IL 9800386 W
  • IL 12173497 A
  • IL 12435998 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9912476A2] A tissue collector (70) comprising a cannula (12) adapted for insertion into a uterus, the cannula (12) including a flexible distal portion (18), and at least one guide wire (74) attached to the distal portion (18) of the cannula (12), wherein movement of the at least one guide wire (74) flexes the distal portion (18) of the cannula (12). There is also provided a suction device (100) comprising a syringe (102) including a distal barrel (104) which extends from a proximal barrel (106), the proximal barrel (106) having a larger diameter than the distal barrel (104), a plunger element (112) disposed inside the proximal barrel (106), the plunger element (112) being adapted to sealingly slide inside the proximal barrel (106), and a plunger (108) that passes through the plunger element (112), wherein when the plunger (108) is pulled proximally and starts to enter the proximal barrel (106), the plunger (108) is received in a recess (113) formed in the plunger element (112), such that when the plunger (108) is pulled further proximally, the plunger (108) moves together with the plunger element (112) and the plunger element (112) serves as a new distal end of the plunger (108) during sliding travel in the proximal barrel (106).

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

A61B 10/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 10/02 (2006.01); A61B 10/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61M 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 10/0291 (2013.01); A61B 5/150045 (2013.01); A61B 2017/320008 (2013.01); A61B 2217/005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9912476A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH CY DE ES FR GB IE IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9912476 A2 19990318; WO 9912476 A3 19990506; AU 8746598 A 19990329; BR 9811652 A 20020924; CA 2303204 A1 19990318; CN 1278154 A 20001227; EP 1011454 A2 20000628; JP 2001515747 A 20010925

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-24 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020524

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000324

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT CH CY DE ES FR GB IE IT LI NL SE