Global Patent Index - EP 1030601 A1

EP 1030601 A1 2000-08-30 - MEDICAL SPATULA

Title (en)

MEDICAL SPATULA

Title (de)

MEDIZINISCHER SPATEL

Title (fr)

SPATULE MEDICALE

Publication

EP 1030601 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98954593 A

Priority

  • GB 9803431 W
  • ZA 9710284 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9925251A1] This invention relates to a medical spatula that finds particular application as a spatula for exfoliative cytology, such as cervical or vaginal smear tests (PAP tests). The spatula of the invention comprises a grip, made up of a hand grip (12) and an insertion rod (14), and a substantially planar blade (20). The blade (20) consists of an open loop that defines the rim (24) of the blade (20) and a lattice of spaced apart bars (22) that arise from the peripheral rim (24) and transect the body of the blade (20). When adapted for use as a cervical spatula (10), the periphery of the blade is shaped to conform to the shape of the average cervix. The spatula (10) is integrally formed from a resiliently deformable material such as injection moulded plastics, preferably low density polyethylene.

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)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 10/0291 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9925251A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9925251 A1 19990527; AU 1164999 A 19990607; BR 9814190 A 20001003; CA 2310254 A1 19990527; CN 1282229 A 20010131; EP 1030601 A1 20000830; HU 0100218 A2 20010628; HU 0100218 A3 20010730; ID 21307 A 19990520; JP 2001522683 A 20011120; PL 340584 A1 20010212

INPADOC legal status


2003-01-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020601

2000-08-30 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000515

2000-08-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE ES FR GB IT SE