Miniaturized Scanning System

Mustafa Suphi Erden (Inventor), Benoit Rosa (Inventor), Jérôme Szewczyk (Inventor), Guillaume Morel (Inventor), Clément Vidal (Inventor), Patrick Henri (Inventor), Nicolas Boularot (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A miniaturized scanning system to generate movement of a flexible device positioned at a distal part of a medical tool. The miniaturized scanning system includes an inner shaft with a longitudinal axis, adapted to guide said flexible device along the longitudinal axis, an abutment comprising an external surface and adapted to maintain said device, and a pusher mechanism adapted to engage with said abutment. The miniaturized scanning system includes at least one end portion adapted to contact said external surface of the abutment at a contact point, wherein said end portion is configured to translate along said longitudinal axis of the inner shaft and wherein the translation of said end portion results in a bending of the device in a bending plane defined by the longitudinal axis of the inner shaft and said contact point.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2015057499A1
IPCA61B 1/ 00 A I
Priority date13/04/12
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2017


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