US 11,653,985 B2
Remote control apparatus
Kazuki Ishihara, Kobe (JP); and Shiro Horita, Kobe (JP)
Assigned to MEDICAROID CORPORATION, Kobe (JP)
Filed by MEDICAROID CORPORATION, Kobe (JP)
Filed on Jun. 6, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/1,057.
Claims priority of application No. JP2017-113322 (JP), filed on Jun. 8, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2018/0353247 A1, Dec. 13, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 34/00 (2016.01); A61B 34/35 (2016.01); A61B 34/37 (2016.01); A61B 1/313 (2006.01); A61B 1/045 (2006.01); A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 34/25 (2016.02) [A61B 1/0016 (2013.01); A61B 1/00042 (2022.02); A61B 1/045 (2013.01); A61B 1/313 (2013.01); A61B 34/35 (2016.02); A61B 34/37 (2016.02); A61B 34/70 (2016.02); A61B 1/00045 (2013.01); A61B 17/320092 (2013.01); A61B 18/1445 (2013.01); A61B 34/74 (2016.02); A61B 90/361 (2016.02); A61B 90/37 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00973 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00589 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00601 (2013.01); A61B 2034/302 (2016.02); A61B 2034/742 (2016.02); A61B 2090/371 (2016.02); A61B 2090/372 (2016.02)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A remote control apparatus for remotely controlling a patient-side system including first and second medical equipment and an endoscope to capture an image of a surgery site, the remote control apparatus comprising:
a first operation handle provided at a position to be operated by a right hand of an operator to control the first medical equipment;
a second operation handle provided at a position to be operated by a left hand of the operator to control the second medical equipment; and
an operation pedal section including:
a first set of pedals for the first medical equipment including a first pedal configured to be pressed down to execute a first function concerning the first medical equipment and a second pedal configured to be pressed down to execute a second function concerning the first medical equipment;
a second set of pedals for the second medical equipment including a third pedal configured to be pressed down to execute the first function concerning the second medical equipment and a fourth pedal configured to be pressed down to execute the second function concerning the second medical equipment;
a third set of pedals including a fifth pedal configured to be pressed down to execute a third function different from the first and second functions and a sixth pedal configured to be pressed down to execute a fourth function different from the first, second and third functions; and
a base on which the first set of pedals is arranged side by side on the right of the second set of pedals and the third set of pedals is arranged side by side on the left of the second set of pedals, wherein
a distance between the second set of pedals and the third set of pedals is wider than a distance between the first set of pedals and the second set of pedals, and
the first to sixth pedals are arranged in order from right to left on the base.