Accession Number : ADD013643

Title :   Trephine Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 28 May 86,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Oloff, Clarence M

Report Date : 28 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This invention relates to the field of trephine cutting tools of the type used for obtaining samples from humans, animals, and other living or decreased specimens. A hollow trephine cutter unit is described which is capable of disassembly to provide damage-free access to the collected sample or to permit size changes of the cutting element. Disassembly by sliding movement of one element of the apparatus with respect to the other and multiple torque transmission paths between prime mover and cutting element are also disclosed. Multiple function use of the prime mover chuck and easy cutter unit disassembly despite the presence of organic fouling are also provided.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *SAWS, *DRILLS, ANIMALS, CUTTERS, CUTTING, HUMANS, TORQUE, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), BONES, MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE