Patent Number: 6,308,598

Title: Modular torque-limiting driver system for medical applications

Abstract: A modular torque-applying surgical tool includes a driver member having a proximal handle and a distal end, and a torque-applying insert removably and replaceably attachable to the distal end of the driver member. The torque-applying insert is designed to be deformable when a predetermined level of torque is achieved, or when the insert is subjected to a torque in excess of a predetermined magnitude such that the insert is effective to apply to a driven member a predetermined minimum torque.

Inventors: O'Neil; Michael J. (West Barnstable, MA)


International Classification: A61B 17/88 (20060101); A61F 2/46 (20060101); B25B 23/142 (20060101); B25B 23/14 (20060101); A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 2/38 (20060101); B25B 023/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018