(19)
(11)EP 3 646 804 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
22.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/30

(43)Date of publication A2:
06.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/19

(21)Application number: 19202290.3

(22)Date of filing:  09.10.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61B 17/16(2006.01)
B29C 53/60(2006.01)
B29C 53/12(2006.01)
B29C 53/56(2006.01)
B29C 53/82(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:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 10.10.2018 US 201816156282

(71)Applicant: Med X Composites, LLC
Minden, NV 89423 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • OMOHUNDRO, Thomas W.
    Minden, NV Nevada 89423 (US)
  • DARBY, Peter
    Gardnerville, NV Nevada 89460 (US)

(74)Representative: Blumbach · Zinngrebe Patentanwälte PartG mbB 
Alexandrastraße 5
65187 Wiesbaden
65187 Wiesbaden (DE)

  


(54)DISPOSABLE FLEXIBLE DRIVESHAFT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPOSABLE FLEXIBLE DRIVESHAFTS


(57) A method of producing a coil for a flexible drive shaft includes: winding a roving into at least one helical groove of a mandrel; coating the roving with an uncured material; heating the coated roving to a curing temperature in the at least one helical groove of the mandrel to cure the uncured material and form a composite roving; and stripping the composite roving from the mandrel. A method of forming a flexible driveshaft for a surgical instrument is also provided and includes: feeding a plurality of flexible coils into a feeder such that each of the plurality of flexible coils are spaced from one another about a rod; rotating the rod to wind the plurality of flexible coils about the rod; and binding the wound plurality of flexible coils and rod together.







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