Global patent index - EP 1079726 A1

EP 1079726 A1 2001-03-07 - STYLET FOR CONTROLLED DEFORMATION OF A TUBE

Title (en)

STYLET FOR CONTROLLED DEFORMATION OF A TUBE

Title (de)

STIFT ZUR KONTROLLIERTEN VERFORMUNG EINES ROHRS

Title (fr)

STYLET POUR COMMANDER LA DEFORMATION D'UN TUBE

Publication

EP 1079726 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98918358 A

Priority

US 9807773 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: CA2329742A1] A tube and stylet assembly (12) for the controlled deflection of the tube is shown. The stylet (16) is received in the lumen (28) of the tube (14). The stylet includes a first filament (42) having proximal and distal ends and a second filament (44) having proximal and distal ends wherein the proximal an d distal ends of the second filament are joined to the first filament such tha t a surface of the second filament abuts a surface of the first filament. Deflection of the first and second filaments along a plane substantially perpendicular to the abutting surfaces of the first and second filaments necessarily results in a corresponding, opposite deflection of the first and second filaments a spaced distance from the first deflection point. Therefor e, a user can control deflection of one portion of the tube and stylet through manipulation of a second portion of the tube and stylet. This structure is particularly useful in inserting a gastric tube either nasally or orally.</S DOAB>

[origin: CA2329742A1] A tube and stylet assembly (12) for the controlled deflection of the tube is shown. The stylet (16) is received in the lumen (28) of the tube (14). The stylet includes a first filament (42) having proximal and distal ends and a second filament (44) having proximal and distal ends wherein the proximal and distal ends of the second filament are joined to the first filament such that a surface of the second filament abuts a surface of the first filament. Deflection of the first and second filaments along a plane substantially perpendicular to the abutting surfaces of the first and second filaments necessarily results in a corresponding, opposite deflection of the first and second filaments a spaced distance from the first deflection point. Therefore, a user can control deflection of one portion of the tube and stylet through manipulation of a second portion of the tube and stylet. This structure is particularly useful in inserting a gastric tube either nasally or orally.

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

A61B 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB

EPO simple patent family

CA 2329742 A1 19991028; EP 1079726 A1 20010307; EP 1079726 A4 20020424; MX PA00010353 A 20021017

INPADOC legal status

2005-05-11 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20041103

2003-05-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20030321

2002-04-24 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20020312

2002-04-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE GB

2002-04-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

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- Free Format Text: 7A 61B 5/00 A, 7A 61M 25/01 B

2001-03-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001122

2001-03-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE GB