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Publication numberWO2009048796 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2008/078662
Publication date4 Jun 2009
Filing date3 Oct 2008
Priority date11 Oct 2007
Also published asUS9220398, US20090099420, US20160151908, WO2009048796A2
Publication numberPCT/2008/78662, PCT/US/2008/078662, PCT/US/2008/78662, PCT/US/8/078662, PCT/US/8/78662, PCT/US2008/078662, PCT/US2008/78662, PCT/US2008078662, PCT/US200878662, PCT/US8/078662, PCT/US8/78662, PCT/US8078662, PCT/US878662, WO 2009/048796 A3, WO 2009048796 A3, WO 2009048796A3, WO-A3-2009048796, WO2009/048796A3, WO2009048796 A3, WO2009048796A3
InventorsBruce Woodley, Josh Oen, Aaron Brown, Chris Julian, Keith P Laby, Wade Keller, Lawrence Kerver, Marc Kreidler, Scott Reiner, Katherine Whitin
ApplicantNeoguide Systems Inc, Bruce Woodley, Josh Oen, Aaron Brown, Chris Julian, Keith P Laby, Wade Keller, Lawrence Kerver, Marc Kreidler, Scott Reiner, Katherine Whitin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
System for managing bowden cables in articulating instruments
WO 2009048796 A3
Abstract
The present invention relates, generally, to the reduction or elimination of permanent and catastrophic herniations in Bowden cables or coil pipes in articulating devices or snake-like robots. More particularly, the present invention relates managing the coil pipes in a spiral pattern along the articulating device or snake-like robot to reduce or eliminate the necessity of the Bowden cables or coil pipes to slide along the length of the articulating device or snake-like robot. Reduction or elimination of the necessity for the Bowden cables or coil pipes to slide reduces or eliminates catastrophic herniations in articulating devices or snake-like robots undergoing one or more articulations.
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Classifications
International ClassificationA61B1/005, G02B23/24
Cooperative ClassificationF16C1/106, B25J18/06, B25J9/065, A61B1/0055, A61B1/0053, G02B23/2476, A61B1/0057
European ClassificationA61B1/005B6, A61B1/005B4B, G02B23/24D
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