TODAY’S PATENT – ELECTROMECHANICAL DRIVER AND REMOTE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ATTACHMENT HAVING COMPUTER ASSISTED CONTROL CAPABILITIES
The invention pertains to a medical tool that comprises an electromechanical driver, which is used to control a surgical instrument attachment through remote direction and information relaying mechanisms. Specifically, the invention relates to the mechanisms employed in such a tool to provide precise control over surgical instruments during invasive surgeries.
The medical tool includes a handle that is connected to a flexible sheath, which, in turn, is connected to a surgical attachment. The handle of the driver comprises the electromechanical driver and at least one processor element that controls the actions of the driver and surgical attachment. This control is achieved through the transmission of information between the processor element and remotely activatable sensor assemblies in the surgical instrument attachment.
The invention was created by Michael P. Whitman and patented by USPTO on July 20, 2010, with the serial number US7758613B2. It is a valuable tool for invasive surgeries as it enables precise control and manipulation of surgical instruments with minimal invasion and damage to the patient’s body. The medical tool’s efficient control mechanism ensures that the surgeon can focus on performing the surgery accurately without being distracted by the instrument’s movement.