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US5913863: Compression part, and medical compression apparatus employing same

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Inventor(s) Hubertus Fischer · Heinrich Kolem · Manfred Bauer · Reiner Habrich · Sylvia Heywang-Koebrunner ·
Assignee(s) Siemens Aktiengesellschaft ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Hill & Simpson ·
Primary Examiner Paul J. Hirsch ·
Application Number US9036446
Filing date 03/06/1998
Issue date 06/22/1999
Predicted expiration date 03/06/2018
U.S. Classifications 606/130  · 600/417  ·
International Classifications A61B 5055  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 600417;130;129;410 ·
Foreign Priority DE19709224 - 03/06/1997 ·
17 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

In a medical compression apparatus and a compression part therefor, the compression part has a number of access openings therein allowing an instrument, such as a biopsy needle, to be inserted through one of the openings into a body part compressed by the apparatus. The compression part allows the access openings to be alterable in size and/or shape.

Independent Claims | See all claims (17)

  1. 1. A compression part for use in a medical compression apparatus, a compression part comprising a plurality of access openings allowing access through said compression part to a compressed body adjacent said compression part, said access openings being individually alterable.
  2. 13. A medical compression apparatus comprising:first and second compression plates;means for mounting said compression plates relative to each other for allowing movement of at least one compression plate relative to the other in a compression/decompression direction for compressing a body part between said compression plates;at least one of said compression plates comprising a holding frame and a compression part removably insertable into said holding frame; andsaid compression part comprising a plurality of access openings which are individually alterable.

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Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
DE19709224 SIEMENS AG FISCHER HUBERTUS DR RER NAT et al. Sep 1998
US5913863 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Hubertus Fischer et al. Jun 1999