Surgical shaft assemblies with slip ring assemblies with increased contact pressure

  • US 10,716,614 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2017
  • Issued: 07/21/2020
  • 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 connector flange comprising a conductor;

    a second connector flange comprising a conductive element in contact with the conductor, wherein the second connector flange is rotatable relative to the first connector flange; and

    a support member, wherein the second connector flange is sandwiched between the first connector flange and the support member, and wherein the support member comprises a slot configured to receive and hold the second connector flange and the support member is configured to apply a load onto the second connector flange to maintain the contact between the conductor and the conductive element.

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