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1. WO2020030353 - PROTECTIVE SLEEVE

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Claims

1. A protective sleeve (l) for an endoscopy device having a tubular hollow body (20) extending along a longitudinal axis (L) having a distal opening (23) on a distal end (22) insertable into a human or animal body and having a proximal opening (25) at the proximal end (24) opposite to the distal end (22), characterized in that the hollow body (20) has a holding arrangement (10) in the region of the proximal opening (25) for holding the protective sleeve (1).

2. Protective sleeve (1) according to claim 1, wherein the holding arrangement (10) in a circumferential direction (U) transverse to the longitudinal axis (L) extends by less than

360 °, preferably by less than 270 °, more preferably by less than 180 0 , even more preferably by less than 90 °, more preferably by less than 45 0 along a wall (21) of the hollow body (20).

3. Protective sleeve (1) according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the wall (21) on an outer side (2) and / or on an inner side (3) of the hollow body (20) is at least partially profiled.

4. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the holding arrangement (10) is detachably connected to the hollow body (20).

5. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the holding arrangement (10) has the shape of a tab extending away from the hollow body.

6. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the holding arrangement (10) has a grip loop (11, 12).

7. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein a surface of the holding arrangement (10) is profiled at least in regions.

8. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the wall (21) of the hollow body (20) is preferably reinforced with a helix, in particular wire helix.

9. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the hollow body (20) and the holding arrangement (10) have the same material.

10. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of claims 1 to 9, wherein the holding

arrangement (10) is made of a material having a Shore A hardness of more than 70, in particular more than 90.

11. Protective sleeve (1) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the holding arrangement (10) is made of a transparent material or of a colored material.

12. Protective sleeve (l) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the extension of the holding arrangement (10) in the direction of the longitudinal axis (L) is at least 2 cm, preferably at least 3 cm, and at most 10 cm, in particular at most 7 cm, preferably at most 6 cm.