US 9,808,245 B2
Coupling assembly for interconnecting an adapter assembly and a surgical device, and surgical systems thereof
Paul Richard, Shelton, CT (US); and Joseph Pierre, Bulbston Lake, NY (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Oct. 15, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/515,030.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/915,667, filed on Dec. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0164502 A1, Jun. 18, 2015
Int. Cl. A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/072 (2006.01); A61B 17/115 (2006.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/068 (2013.01) [A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61B 17/07207 (2013.01); A61B 17/1155 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00017 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0046 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00398 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00464 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00734 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2903 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2923 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49002 (2015.01); Y10T 74/1913 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A coupling assembly for selectively interconnecting a surgical device with an adapter assembly that is configured for connection with a surgical attachment, the coupling assembly comprising:
a first connector configured for mating engagement with a surgical device;
a second connector configured for mating engagement with an adapter assembly;
an outer tube having a first end and a second end defining a longitudinal axis therebetween, the first end of the outer tube supporting the first connector and the second end of the outer tube supporting the second connector, wherein the longitudinal axis of the outer tube extends transversely relative to a longitudinal axis defined by the surgical device; and
at least one drive shaft disposed within the outer tube, the at least one drive shaft configured to rotate relative to the outer tube to transfer rotational motion of at least one rotatable drive shaft of the surgical device to at least one rotatable drive shaft of the adapter assembly.