US 10,376,282 B2
Natural orifice surgery system
Kevin K. Dang, Garden Grove, CA (US); Jeremy J. Albrecht, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US); Blaze Brown, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US); Adam Hoke, Shelbyville, MI (US); Jacob J. Filek, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US); and Gary M. Johnson, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US)
Assigned to Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US)
Filed by Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 9, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/19,859.
Application 15/019,859 is a continuation of application No. 13/250,398, filed on Sep. 30, 2011, granted, now 9,289,200.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/389,091, filed on Oct. 1, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/485,321, filed on May 12, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2016/0157888 A1, Jun. 9, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61B 17/02 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/3423 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0218 (2013.01); A61B 17/0293 (2013.01); A61B 17/3431 (2013.01); A61B 17/3439 (2013.01); A61B 2017/345 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3419 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3441 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3443 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3445 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3452 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3456 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3484 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3492 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
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1. A surgical access port system adapted for performing surgical procedures at a natural orifice comprising:
an outer ring, wherein the outer ring is configured to be disposed proximate the natural orifice of the patient;
a tubular body having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis and a fixed length and diameter adapted to accommodate the anatomy of the natural orifice, wherein the tubular body defines a passage sufficiently large such that at least two surgical instruments positioned there through can be translated or pivoted relative to one another;
an inner ring disposed around the distal end of the tubular body, the inner ring having a fixed diameter greater than the diameter of the tubular body and configured to retain the tubular body within the natural orifice;
a funnel segment extending between and coupling the outer ring and the tubular body, wherein the funnel segment provides a diametric reduction between the outer ring and the tubular body; and
a removable cap, wherein the cap is engagable with the outer ring.