A61B 17/29 (20130101)
An apparatus for the insertion, placement, attachment, and removal of a surgical device includes a handle and an elongate shaft. Opposing spring fingers that open and close relative to one another are partially and slidably disposed within the distal end of the elongate shaft opposite the handle. The opposing spring fingers are adapted to grasp a surgical device and power the surgical device via physical conductors on the spring fingers or graspers attached thereto, resulting in the surgical device being fully functional. A first trigger mechanism opens and closes the spring fingers via a piston disposed within the elongate shaft. A second trigger mechanism rotates the surgical device grasped by the spring fingers.
Gitlin, Richard D.; Anderson, Adam; Bhansali, Shekhar; Rosemurgy, Alexander; Lusk, Craig; Ross, Sharona; and Savage, Peter P., "Minimally invasive surgery platform attachment apparatus" (2017). USF Patents. 925.
University of South Florida