Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Motor controlled surgical system and method having self clearing motor control










Image Number 8 for United States Patent #5672945.

A surgical system, adapted to operate with at least one surgical device, has a handpiece containing a motor which is adapted to receive the surgical device. The surgical device is driven through a continuum of positions by the motor output shaft. A controller microprocessor controls the operation of the system. The motor has sensors for generating electrical position signals and the controller is responsive to input signals for defining both a stop position and a reversal position for the surgical device. As a result, the controller initiates operation of the surgical device at the so called stop position and stops operation of the surgical device so that it comes to rest substantially at the stop position. In an oscillatory mode of operation, the controller also forces reversals to occur at a reversal position dictated by the system, under the control of the user, unless a stall condition is sensed, in which case the reversal takes place as soon as possible. In connection with an arthroscopic cutting device, the control enables the surgeon to control, for example, the opening of the aperture through which tissue and fluids are removed from the surgical site during the reversal and start/stop conditions.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Specification of latency in programmable device configuration
Method for treating rheumatoid arthritis by administering an anti-IL-6 antibody and methotrexate
Hard disk drives having different rotational speeds
Methods and apparatus for processing audio signals
Method and apparatus for controlling power supply
Discharge lamp lighting circuit
Clip
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method and system for implementing a virtual game
Multilateral well completion apparatus and methods of use
Base agent for electrical insulating oil
Sulfonamide phenyl substituted compounds
Culinary tool for shaping biscuits, icing or the like
Escutcheon plate for an enclosure
Modular growth of multiple gate oxides
Track-mounted drilling machine with active suspension system
Hair care compositions and methods of treating hair using same
Combating Parkinson's disease-related movement disorder