US 11,054,183 B2
Medical implement drying apparatus
Drew R. Radford, Seattle, WA (US); and Paul Leung, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assigned to Cenorin, LLC, Kent, WA (US)
Filed by Cenorin, LLC, Kent, WA (US)
Filed on May 12, 2020, as Appl. No. 15/930,363.
Application 15/930,363 is a continuation of application No. 15/974,414, filed on May 8, 2018, granted, now 10,648,730.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/503,148, filed on May 8, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0271382 A1, Aug. 27, 2020
Int. Cl. F26B 3/02 (2006.01); A61B 90/70 (2016.01); A61B 1/12 (2006.01)
CPC F26B 3/02 (2013.01) [A61B 1/123 (2013.01); A61B 90/70 (2016.02)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A medical implement drying apparatus comprising:
a drying gas source;
at least one gas conduit fluidly connecting the drying gas source to a medical implement having an inner space defined by a housing comprising a tool manipulating mechanism;
the tool manipulating mechanism connected through the housing to a robotic mechanism;
the medical implement enclosing actuators configured for manipulation of a surgical tool configured to be manipulated within a patient;
the drying gas source fluidly coupled to the inner space of the medical implement;
the medical implement having an inlet port coupled to the gas conduit;
the inlet port in fluid communication with the inner space of the medical implement;
the gas conduit removably attached to the inlet port; and
wherein the medical implement drying apparatus is configured such that drying gas flows from the drying gas source, through the gas conduit into the inner space, absorbs liquid, from within the medical implement, to expel the liquid from the medical implement.