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August 16, 2017: Covidien issued new European patent [EP3205289 (A1)]

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Covidien has been issued a new European patent titled "ADAPTER ASSEMBLIES FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTROMECHANICAL HANDLE ASSEMBLIES AND SURGICAL LOADING UNITS" by the European Patent Office.

ABSTRACT

A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly and an adapter assembly. The handle assembly includes a handle housing and a processor disposed within the handle housing. The adapter assembly includes a knob housing, an elongate body, a plurality of electrical components, and a flex circuit. The knob housing is configured to be connected to the handle housing. The elongate body extends distally from the knob housing and has a distal end configured to be coupled to an end effector. The electrical components are disposed within the elongate body. The flex circuit has a proximal end configured to be electrically connected to the processor, and a distal end configured to be electrically connected to the electrical components.

Appl. No.EP20170155483

Source: European Patent Office

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SECTION 1 COVIDIEN PROFILE

SECTION 2 COVIDIEN PATENTS

SECTION 1 COVIDIEN PROFILE

1.1 SUMMARY

Website: http://www.covidien.com/

Industry: Heathcare

SECTION 2 COVIDIEN PATENTS

PREVIOUS 10 PATENT STORIES:

Issue DateIssuing OfficePatent TitlePatent Number
Aug 16, 2017EPOFLEXIBLE CIRCULAR STAPLEREP3205288 (A1)
Aug 16, 2017EPOSURGICAL STAPLER WITH ARTICULATION LOCKING MECHANISMEP3205281 (A1)
Aug 15, 2017US PTOSensor cable and connectorD794,567
Aug 15, 2017US PTOMethod and apparatus to detect transponder tagged objects, for example during medical procedures9,730,850
Aug 15, 2017US PTOAblation needle including fiber Bragg grating9,730,754
Aug 15, 2017US PTOLoading unit including shipping assembly9,730,694
Aug 15, 2017US PTOSurgical device9,730,693
Aug 15, 2017US PTOSystem and method for detecting critical structures using ultrasound9,730,672
Aug 9, 2017EPOADAPTER ASSEMBLY WITH GIMBAL FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTROMECHANICAL SURGICAL DEVICES AND SURGICAL LOADING UNITS, AND SURGICAL SYSTEMS THEREOFEP3202334 (A1)
Aug 8, 2017US PTOCombined strap and cradle for wearable medical monitorD794,206

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