US 9,808,354 B2
Implant insertion tool
Steven Willis, Mahwah, NJ (US); and Zoya Royt, Fresh Meadows, NY (US)
Assigned to Stryker European Holdings I, LLC, Kalamazoo, MI (US)
Filed by Stryker European Holdings I, LLC, Kalamazoo, MI (US)
Filed on Jan. 14, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/596,688.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/928,625, filed on Jan. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0202053 A1, Jul. 23, 2015
Int. Cl. A61F 2/46 (2006.01); A61F 2/44 (2006.01); A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/4611 (2013.01) [A61B 17/8858 (2013.01); A61F 2/44 (2013.01); A61B 17/885 (2013.01); A61B 17/8872 (2013.01); A61F 2/4465 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30523 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30537 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30601 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4627 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4629 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An implant insertion tool, comprising:
a tube with a handle end, an inserter end having an opening, and a curved portion located between the handle end and the inserter end;
a driveshaft with an actuator for actuating an implant, the driveshaft extending within the tube so that the actuator is proximate to the opening;
a connecting shaft extending within a portion of the driveshaft for connecting to the implant; and
a knob attached to the handle end and the driveshaft, wherein turning the knob rotates the actuator.