(19)
(11)EP 3 524 185 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
16.10.2019 Bulletin 2019/42

(43)Date of publication A2:
14.08.2019 Bulletin 2019/33

(21)Application number: 18211650.9

(22)Date of filing:  22.06.2011
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61B 17/295(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

(30)Priority: 23.06.2010 IN 1852MU2010

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
11797712.4 / 2584980

(71)Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Sunnyvale, California 94086 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • THONDIYATH, Asokan
    600036 Chennai (IN)
  • DEODHAR, Chinmay
    411038 Pune (IN)

(74)Representative: MacDougall, Alan John Shaw et al
Mathys & Squire LLP The Shard 32 London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG
London SE1 9SG (GB)

  


(54)COMBINATIONAL SCISSOR-GRASPER TOOL FOR USE IN LAPAROSCOPY


(57) Disclosed is a four-jawed combinational scissor-grasper surgical tool for use in laparoscopy. Cutting and grasping functionalities are respectively enabled via movement of a pair of such specially contoured jaw members sliding against or splaying apart from the other pair. Also disclosed are means for achieving selectable interlocking of jaw members and mechanical linkage for their actuation by human user.







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