Surgical shaft assemblies with watertight housings

  • US 10,211,586 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2017
  • Issued: 02/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A slip ring assembly for use with a surgical shaft assembly, the slip ring assembly comprising:

  • a first housing portion;

    a first connector supported in the first housing portion;

    a first conductor mounted on the first connector;

    a second housing portion rotatable relative to the first housing portion;

    a second connector supported in the second housing portion;

    a second conductor mounted on the second connector, wherein the second conductor is in contact with the first conductor; and

    an interface between the first housing portion and the second housing portion, wherein the interface is configured to effect a seal between the first housing portion and the second housing portion, and wherein the interface comprises;

    a first contact portion defining a first groove;

    a second contact portion defining a second groove; and

    a seal disposed between the first contact portion and the second contact portion, wherein the seal is configured to conform to the first groove and the second groove.

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