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August 16, 2017: Covidien issued new European patent [EP3205290 (A2)]

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Covidien has been issued a new European patent titled "ADAPTER, EXTENSION, AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES FOR SURGICAL DEVICES" by the European Patent Office.

ABSTRACT

An adapter assembly for operably connecting an end effector to a surgical instrument. The adapter assembly includes a first proximal shaft, a second proximal shaft, a first distal shaft, and a second distal shaft. The first proximal shaft includes a first gear assembly. The second proximal shaft defines a longitudinal axis and includes a second gear assembly. The first distal shaft is disposed along the longitudinal axis and includes a third gear assembly. The first gear assembly is mechanically engaged with the third gear assembly. The second distal shaft includes a fourth gear assembly. The second gear assembly is mechanically engaged with the fourth gear assembly. A distal portion of the second distal shaft is disposed at least partially within an internal cavity of the third gear assembly.

Appl. No.EP20170155484

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, 2017EPOADAPTER ASSEMBLIES FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTROMECHANICAL HANDLE ASSEMBLIES AND SURGICAL LOADING UNITSEP3205289 (A1)
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)

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