(19)
(11)EP 3 078 333 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
11.01.2017 Bulletin 2017/02

(43)Date of publication A2:
12.10.2016 Bulletin 2016/41

(21)Application number: 16164413.3

(22)Date of filing:  08.04.2016
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61B 17/072(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
MA MD

(30)Priority: 10.04.2015 US 201562145794 P
08.01.2016 US 201614991401

(71)Applicant: Covidien LP
Mansfield, MA 02048 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Pribanic, Russell
    Roxbury, CT 06783 (US)
  • Nicholas, David
    Trumbull, CT 06611 (US)

(74)Representative: Soames, Candida Jane 
Maschio & Soames IP Limited 30 Carlton Crescent
Southampton SO15 2EW
Southampton SO15 2EW (GB)

  


(54)ADAPTER ASSEMBLY WITH GIMBAL FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTROMECHANICAL SURGICAL DEVICES AND SURGICAL LOADING UNITS, AND SURGICAL SYSTEMS THEREOF


(57) The present disclosure relates to adapter assemblies for use with and to electrically and mechanically interconnect electromechanical surgical devices and surgical loading units, and to surgical systems including handheld electromechanical surgical devices and adapter assemblies for connecting surgical loading units to the handheld electromechanical surgical devices. The adapter assemblies of the present disclosure have a gimbal and two universal joints for providing the surgical loading units with omnidirectional degrees of freedom.







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