Global Patent Index - EP 1730990 A2

EP 1730990 A2 20061213 - REMOVAL TOOL AND METHOD FOR EXTENDED WEAR CANAL DEVICES

Title (en)

REMOVAL TOOL AND METHOD FOR EXTENDED WEAR CANAL DEVICES

Title (de)

ENTFERNUNGSWERKZEUG UND -VERFAHREN FÜR CIC-VORRICHTUNGEN MIT VERLÄNGERTER TRAGZEIT

Title (fr)

OUTIL D'EXTRACTION, ET PROCEDE POUR DISPOSITIF DE CANAL AUDITIF ETENDU

Publication

EP 1730990 A2 20061213 (EN)

Application

EP 05713071 A 20050207

Priority

  • US 2005003897 W 20050207
  • US 54277304 P 20040206

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2005077011A2] Embodiments of the invention provide a removal tool for atraumatically removing a hearing device inserted deeply in the ear canal of a user. The removal tool comprises a shaft adapted to be grasp in the hand and a plurality of hooks or other attachment elements coupled to a first end of the shaft. The hooks have a shape and orientation configured to minimize injurious contact with the walls of the ear canal when the removal tool is inserted into the ear canal. The hooks are also configured to detachably engage a loop structure or other attachment system of the hearing device for removal of the device independent of a radial orientation of the shaft with respect to the hearing device. The hooks can also be configured to engage the loop structure in two or more planes for removal of the hearing device. Also, the hooks can be configured to engage the loop structure so as to exert minimal axial force on the hearing device in a medial direction.

IPC 8 full level

H04R 11/00 (2006.01); A61B 7/02 (2006.01); A61B 17/50 (2006.01); A61N 1/08 (2006.01); H04R 25/00 (2006.01); H04R 25/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A61B 17/50 (2013.01); H04R 25/654 (2013.01); H04R 2460/17 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2005077011A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR LV MK YU

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2005077011 A2 20050825; WO 2005077011 A3 20061005; EP 1730990 A2 20061213; JP 2007522737 A 20070809

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 2005003897 W 20050207; EP 05713071 A 20050207; JP 2006552341 A 20050207