Global Patent Index - EP 1240418 A1

EP 1240418 A1 2002-09-18 - METHOD FOR RELIABLY AND AUTOMATICALLY FOLLOWING AN ENDOSCOPE AND FOR TRACKING A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH AN ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN AND CONTROLLED ENDOSCOPE GUIDE SYSTEM (EFS) FOR PERFORMING MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

Title (en)

METHOD FOR RELIABLY AND AUTOMATICALLY FOLLOWING AN ENDOSCOPE AND FOR TRACKING A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH AN ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN AND CONTROLLED ENDOSCOPE GUIDE SYSTEM (EFS) FOR PERFORMING MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR SICHEREN AUTOMATISCHEN NACHFÜHRUNG EINES ENDOSKOPS UND VERFOLGUNG EINES CHIRURGISCHEN INSTRUMENTES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE POURSUITE AUTOMATIQUE FIABLE D'UN ENDOSCOPE ET PISTAGE (TRACKING) D'UN INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL AVEC UN SYSTEME DE GUIDAGE D'ENDOSCOPE (EFS) A ENTRAINEMENT ET A COMMANDE ELECTRIQUES, EN CHIRURGIE A EFFRACTION MINIMALE

Publication

EP 1240418 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 00977518 A

Priority

  • DE 19961971 A
  • EP 0011062 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0146577A2] The invention relates to a method for reliably and automatically following an endoscope and for tracking a surgical instrument with an electrically driven and controlled endoscope guide system (EFS) for performing minimally invasive surgery. The inventive method rests on three pillars: the computer-controlled processing of fault tolerances, the intuitive use by the surgeon, and the sovereignty of the operating surgeon. This is the basis for providing a high degree of reliability during the operation and represents a welcomed relief from carrying out the task of tracking which requires a high level of concentration and from carrying out momentary manipulations of a lower priority.

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

F02D 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 1/313 (2006.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01); A61B 90/50 (2016.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 1/313 (2013.01); A61B 1/00147 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61B 90/50 (2016.02); A61B 90/361 (2013.01); A61B 2034/301 (2016.02); A61B 2090/367 (2016.02)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0146577A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0146577 A2 20010628; WO 0146577 A8 20080117; DE 19961971 A1 20010726; DE 19961971 B4 20091022; EP 1240418 A1 20020918; US 2002156345 A1 20021024

INPADOC legal status


2004-06-30 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20040207

2003-11-05 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030918

2002-10-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: EPPLER, WOLFGANG

2002-10-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: MIKUT, RALF

2002-10-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: VOGES, UDO

2002-10-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: STOTZKA, RAINER

2002-10-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: BREITWIESER, HELMUT

2002-10-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: OBERLE, REINHOLD

2002-10-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: FISCHER, HARALD

2002-09-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020326

2002-09-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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