Global Patent Index - EP 1073489 A1

EP 1073489 A1 2001-02-07 - SURGICAL VISUALIZATION AND MOISTURIZING DEVICE

Title (en)

SURGICAL VISUALIZATION AND MOISTURIZING DEVICE

Title (de)

CHIRURGISCHE VORRICHTUNG ZUR BILDWIEDERGABE UND BEFEUCHTUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE VISUALISATION ET D'HYDRATATION CHIRURGICAL

Publication

EP 1073489 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99925631 A

Priority

US 9910669 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0069495A1] A surgical visualization and moisturizing device (10) providing improved visualization and moisturizing of a surgical site such as an anastomosis. The device (10) of the present invention is provided with a plurality of small flexible lumens (56) extending through and terminating distal of a gas flow port (44) to thoroughly mix and moisture the gas flow (60) with a saline solution. Each of the plurality of flexible lumens (56), preferably forming a ribbon (50), are separated from one another slightly at the distal tip (40) to permit vibration due to the gas flow (60) exiting about and past each of the saline lumens (56). This spacing further facilitates uniform moisturizing of the gas flow (60). The distal ends of the saline lumens (56) extend beyond the tip (40) of the device (10) such that the pressure of the gas flow (60) approaches atmospheric pressure, whereby gas flow (60) will not go against the head pressure of the saline bag. This eliminates the need for a pressure cuff on the saline bag. The present invention further minimizes dripping at the distal tip (40), further improving visualization of an anastomosis site for the surgeon.

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

A61M 13/00; A61M 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61M 3/02 (2006.01); A61M 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61M 3/0279 (2013.01); A61M 13/003 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0069495A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 0069495 A1 20001123; AU 4187899 A 20001205; CA 2302689 A1 20001113; EP 1073489 A1 20010207

INPADOC legal status


2002-06-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010214

2001-09-12 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

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

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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