Global Patent Index - EP 2023815 A2

EP 2023815 A2 2009-02-18 - METHOD, APPARATUS AND ARTICLE FOR DETECTION OF TRANSPONDER TAGGED OBJECTS, FOR EXAMPLE DURING SURGERY

Title (en)

METHOD, APPARATUS AND ARTICLE FOR DETECTION OF TRANSPONDER TAGGED OBJECTS, FOR EXAMPLE DURING SURGERY

Title (de)

VERFAHREN, VORRICHTUNG UND ARTIKEL FÜR DEN NACHWEIS VON TRANSPONDER-MARKIERTEN OBJEKTEN, ETWA BEI CHIRURGISCHEN EINGRIFFEN

Title (fr)

MÉTHODE, APPAREILLAGE ET ARTICLE POUR LA DÉTECTION D'OBJETS DOTÉS D'UNE ÉTIQUETTE À TRANSPONDEUR, PAR EXEMPLE PENDANT UNE INTERVENTION CHIRURGICALE

Publication

EP 2023815 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 07795869 A

Priority

  • US 2007013460 W
  • US 81137606 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007146091A2] A system to detect objects tagged with transponders used in-vivo or proximate a surgical site. The system includes a wand housing, at least one antenna carried by the wand housing, a fuse coupled to the at least one antenna and selectively operable to permanently disable the at least one antenna, and a disable circuit configured to selectively blow the fuse to permanently disable the at least one antenna responsive to a lapse of a defined amount of usage. A pouch holds a transponder and is physically coupleable to objects such as surgical sponges or gauze.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/06 (2013.01); A61B 2560/0276 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2007146091A3

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 LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 2007146091 A2 20071221; WO 2007146091 A3 20080717; BR PI0712179 A2 20120117; CA 2654505 A1 20071221; CN 101460096 A 20090617; EP 2023815 A2 20090218; JP 2009539478 A 20091119

INPADOC legal status


2010-10-13 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20100425

2010-01-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20091214

2009-09-09 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2009-02-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20081210

2009-02-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR