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20090240242 - Endoluminal laser ablation device and method for treating veins: An improved method and device is provided for safe and efficient low power density endoluminal treatment of venous insufficiency. One such device emits pulsed or continuous energy radially through an optical fiber end with a conical shaped tip for 360° radial emission. In some embodiments, a conical reflective surface is... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries, Inc.
20090240243 - Hair-removal device using pulsed electromagnetic radiation:
20090240246 - Cordless medical cauterization and cutting device: A surgical device includes a radio-frequency-signal-generation assembly including a radio-frequency-signal-generation circuit operable to generate a radio-frequency signal at an output and adapted to couple to a switch-mode power supply and a surgical handle including an end effector having at least one jaw with at least one electrical contact, the end... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
20090240244 - Electrosurgical generator having boost mode control based on impedance: A method of controlling output power of an electrosurgical generator apparatus that controls a variable output signal to a pair of electrodes includes setting the output power of the generator apparatus to a selected power output level. An impedance is measured across the electrodes when the electrodes are applied to... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090240245 - Method for powering a surgical instrument: A method for powering an electrosurgical instrument includes the steps of inserting a removable battery assembly into an electrosurgical instrument and activating the power control circuit to power the electrosurgical instrument. The removable battery assembly includes a power control circuit powered by at least one energy storage cell, a radio-frequency-signal-generation... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
20090240247 - Systems and methods for performing simultaneous ablation: A system for treating tissue includes first and second ablation devices each including a plurality of wire electrodes and coupled to a generator in parallel. In one embodiment, the generator includes first and second terminals coupled in parallel to one another, and the first and second ablation devices are connected... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090240248 - Methods and apparatus for ablation of cardiac tissue: Embodiments of the invention relate to electrophysiology catheters and methods of using the same. According to one embodiment, a method of treating a cardiac arrhythmia comprises forming a first lesion about a source of an electrical signal in the heart, the first lesion having an open first perimeter, and forming... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090240249 - System and method for performing ablation and other medical procedures using an electrode array with flexible circuit: A probe for use in medical procedures includes a longitudinal member, a flexible sheath, and a flexible circuit. The longitudinal member includes at least one electrode and at least one thermocouple disposed thereon. The flexible sheath is coupled to and at least partially surrounding the longitudinal member. The flexible circuit... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090240250 - Apparatus and method for electrically induced thrombosis: An apparatus and method for electrically induced thrombosis. The surgical device includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is for placement adjacent to, near, or within a treatment site of a patient. The second electrode can be movable with respect to the first electrode. When the... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20090240251 - Lock and release mechanism for a sternal clamp: An engagement mechanism for a sternal clamp, the mechanism allowing for an open status where the clamp may be lengthened or shortened, a closing status where the clamp may only be shortened, and a locked status where the clamp cannot be lengthened or shortened, and wherein the device can be... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.
20090240292 - Spinal rod guide for a vertebral screw spinal rod connector assembly: A spinal rod guide and/or guide assembly is provided for mounting a spinal rod onto a spinal rod holder/connector of a vertebral bone screw. The spinal rod guide is configured to extend between an opening in a patient's body and the spinal rod holder of the vertebral bone screw assembly,... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates
20090240293 - Methods and apparatus for performing procedures in the spine: Disclosed are methods of accessing and treating the spine, while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissue. A device is introduced through tissue, to an access point on the spine. The device is thereafter advanced axially within the spine, from the access point across a treatment zone. In one application, the access... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090240253 - Pin centering guide with goniometer: An instrument assembly for placing a guide pin in a femoral neck of a patient with reference to a medullary guide wire for use in resurfacing a femoral head. The assembly comprises a femoral neck clamp configured to define a femoral neck center. A pin guide attaches to the femoral... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Legal Department
20090240252 - Targeting apparatus connecting to locking nails for the correction and fixation of femur deformity of a child: A targeting apparatus for the correction of the deformity in proximal femur of a child is disclosed and includes a retention assembly; a cylindrical nail retention member tapered toward its half-spherical bottom end and including an upper through hole, a lower through hole, and a top cavity having inner threads... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20090240255 - Osteogenic packing device and method: An osteogenic material packing device is used to pack osteogenic material onto a spinal fusion device. The packing device has a cavity defined therein, which is adapted to receive the spinal fusion device. The packing device further includes an access port, which intersects the cavity to receive the osteogenic material.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20090240254 - Universal extractor for total endoprostheses of (tep) of the knee joint: an eyebolt which is mounted on the proximal end of the scissor mechanism and has a knurled nut, the eyebolt being adjustable and connecting the ends of the scissor mechanism to each other, so as to permit fixing or release of the clamping jaws which have a shovel-shaped, U- to... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090240256 - Method and apparatus for implanting an augment: A tool for implanting an augment into a cavity in bone can include a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion can include a handle. The distal portion can include an adjustment member and an augment interface portion. A shaft can be interconnected between the proximal and distal... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090240257 - Limit control for iol injector: An injector having a hollow cylindrical body having a first, discharge end and a second, plunger end, and a plunger which is axially slidable within the body. A first end of the plunger is adapted to contact either an IOL or a cartridge containing an IOL and to force the... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman
20090240258 - Detachable handle for implantable electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using: A detachable handle includes a handle body that is substantially tubular and defines a hollow center region extending at least a portion of a longitudinal length of the handle body. The handle body is configured and arranged to receive a portion of a stylet handle within the hollow center region... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090240259 - System and methods for controlling surgical tool elements: A light-weight, compact, highly dexterous surgical robot system for performing in vivo minimally invasive surgeries that allows precise control of position and orientation of surgical tools. The surgical robot system has three rotational degrees of freedom and one translational degree of freedom and is composed of seven links joined by... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC
20090240261 - Biological unit removal tools with movable retention member: Tools and methods of use for removing biological units from a body surface utilizing a removal tool are disclosed. The tool incorporates a retention member configured to impede movement of the biological unit in the direction of a distal end of the tool and to improve retention of the biological... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.
20090240260 - Hair removal device: A hair-plucking assembly includes a helical springs motor-driven to rotate about a straight axis. Cam devices displace opposing ends of the spring periodically as the spring rotates, opening spaces between adjacent loops of the spring to receive hair. The loops are then closed to pinch and pluck the hair. A... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090240262 - Device for affixing prosthesis to a vessel: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to devices, systems and methods (both in operation of the devices and systems, and methods of treatment on a mammal) for affixing a prosthesis, e.g. graft to a first end and to a second end of a vessel is described. Such embodiments include... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo
20090240263 - Intracoelomic suturing and ligating method: A manipulator includes a composite input unit that is manually operable by the fingers, a connector shaft extending from an operating unit, and a working unit mounted on the distal end of the connector shaft. The working unit comprises a rolling mechanism, a tilting mechanism, and an opening and closing... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090240264 - Medical suturing device and method for use thereof: A suturing device for use with a delivery catheter in a transcatheter procedure, for closing an opening formed in the body. The suturing device comprises: a spiral needle having a central core, a proximal end, and a distal end. The distal end terminates in a sharp point for cutting a... Agent: Edward Langer C/o Shiboleth Yisraeli Roberts Zisman & Co.
20090240265 - Eversion apparatus and methods: Surgical eversion apparatus for preparing a conduit for anastomosis in a human patient comprises an everting member having a loop shaped portion adapted to be inserted into an end portion of a conduit harvested from a human patient and configured to fold a portion of the conduit end portion over... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090240267 - Soft tissue defect repair device: An inguinal hernia repair device in the form of an implantable plug that is affixed at one end to the center region of a sheet of implantable material. The plug takes the form of a plurality of hollow members, arranged so as to be in substantially parallel relationship when implanted... Agent: Eric J. Sheets W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20090240266 - Vessel occlusion clip and application thereof: An occlusion clip for permanently occluding a bodily vessel, such as the vas deferens. The occlusion clip has a first leg, a second leg, joined on their proximal ends by a spring coil. The spring coil provides a biased torsional force to the first leg and the second leg, to... Agent: J. Michael Martinez De Andino, Esq. Hunton & Williams LLP
20090240269 - Gastric belt preformed in a \"c\" shape: The invention relates to an inflatable gastric belt comprising an elongate tubular body (2), connecting means (10, 11) arranged in relation with the two ends (12, 19), and an inflation catheter. According to the invention, the tubular body (2) is preformed in such a way that, at rest and before... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20090240268 - Magnetic devices for organ remodeling: A device, system and method for providing tissue and organ restriction. A magnetic device is described with respect to restricting gastric capacity while avoiding nutritional deficiencies and other complications. Additionally, a system is described for the automate restriction of gastric capacity using a magnetic device and a sensor... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20090240270 - Device and method for opening blood vessels by pre-angioplasty serration and dilatation of atherosclerotic plaque: A device and method for intravascular treatment of atherosclerotic plaque perforates the plaque with microperforations by small sharp spikes to act as serrations for forming cleavage lines or planes in the plaque. In preferred embodiments, expansion may be obtained by mechanical apparatus, expansion balloon, or balloon-assisted deployment. The plaque treatment... Agent: Leighton K. Chong Patent Attorney
20090240271 - Retinal instrument: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method of removing scar tissue from an eye that includes inserting a device including an array of micro-rods into an eye, wherein at least one glass micro-rod of the array of glass micro-rods includes a sharp feature; contacting a scar tissue with... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC
20090240272 - Control for a powered surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is provided for cutting bone and other tissue. The instrument includes a housing. A plurality of sensors are located in the housing in a spaced apart orientation from each other. A collar is moveably mounted to the housing into a plurality of different collar orientations on the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090240273 - Surgical introducer with indicators: A surgical introducer including a body portion, a shaft and a sensor is disclosed. The body portion includes a reference indicator. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis and is positionable adjacent the body portion. The shaft is rotatable with respect to the body portion and includes a longitudinal indicator and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090240274 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument has a handle arranged at the proximal end, a shank extending distally proceeding from the handle, and a movable jaw part arranged at the distal end of the shank. The shank is designed to be rigid and includes at least one proximal bend region and at least... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090240275 - Surgical actuator and locking system: A surgical device including a cutting blade; a guard portion movable with respect to the blade from a first position covering the blade to a second position exposing the blade; an actuator shaft; a biasing element; an integrally formed locking element; and a handle having a cavity configured to receive... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090240276 - Gel plug for blockage of the canaliculus: A cylindrical plug for insertion through the punctum and into the canaliculus to block the flow of tears therethrough comprises an insert of a gelatinous material which when hydrated expands and changes shape, conforming at least to a portion of the canaliculus crossection and contacting the walls of the canaliculus,... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson
20090240277 - Pressure attenuation device: A therapeutic device is provided. The therapeutic device can include a flexible housing and can be configured to be positioned within an anatomical structure. The therapeutic device can also include at least one high vapor pressure media having a vapor pressure greater than the pressure within the anatomical structure and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090240278 - Device for placing an occlusion removing structure in a tubular structure with a substantially closed distal end: A device for placing the distal end of an occlusion removing structure at or near the distal end of a tubular structure with a substantially closed distal end. A method for placing the distal end of an occlusion removing structure into a tubular structure with a substantially closed distal end,... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC
20090240279 - Knitted compressive orthosis of the lower limb for treating chronic venous insufficiency: This orthosis comprises a compressive leg portion extending upwards from the ankle. The structure of the row of stitches ensures a uniform distribution of the resilient return forces at the circumference of the orthosis around an outline corresponding to a horizontal section of the limb. The stitch structure and the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090240280 - Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting: Devices, tools and methods for minimally invasive implantation of a dynamic interspinous implant device for distracting between spinous processes and providing dynamic stabilization. One exemplary device includes a main body including a shaft having a longitudinal axis; a first clamping mechanism having first and second jaws configured to clamp a... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon
20090240281 - Method for producing disposable tweezer tips for microsurgery tweezers and microsurgery tweezers provided with such tips: The invention relates to a method for producing disposable tweezer tips for ophthalmological microsurgery tweezers for cataract surgery, especially those with a grip portion in a single piece of plastic and two arms interconnected by one of the ends thereof in order to form the proximal portion of the tweezers.... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20090240282 - Therapeutic, tilting, split table, traction apparatus for home, office ,or workplace use, manually operated by the user / person, to relieve back pain and /or stretch, lumbar /spine / back muscles before and / or after athletic activity ,bending or liftin: Therapeutic, tilting, split table, traction apparatus for home use manually operated by the user to relieve back pain and/or stretch, lumbar/spine/exercise back muscles/and provide mechanical traction with person in supine position. Apparatus having a upper tilting frame (one end being back and head support and opposing end being a rolling... Agent: Zoltan Joseph Mayer
20090240283 - Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment: An implant assembly for stabilizing a spinal motion segment includes a spacer which is at least partially flexible and positionable between adjacent spinous processes. The spacer member includes upper and lower surfaces structured to receive a respective adjacent one of the upper and lower spinous processes of the spinal motion... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20090240284 - Stabilization rods: A rod, such as that used for spinal stabilization, made of both metal material and elastomeric material. The rod may have a metal infrastructure, which may be non-cylindrical, to provide a desired stiffness for bending in at least one direction and may also have metal exterior surfaces for engaging metal... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090240286 - Flexible element and integrated claim for spine stabilization system: A system for flexibly stabilizing a vertebral motion segment by connecting a first vertebra and a second vertebra is disclosed. The system includes an elongate connection element with end portions interconnected by a flexible coupling member. The system includes first and second attachment portions for connecting the connection element to... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20090240285 - Flexible element for spine stabilization system: A system for flexibly stabilizing a vertebral motion segment by connecting a first vertebra and a second vertebra is disclosed. The system includes an elongate connection element with end portions interconnected by a flexible coupling member. The system includes first and second attachment portions for connecting the connection element to... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20090240287 - Bone fixation device: A bone fixation device comprising: first and second screw receiving members, each member having an aperture extending therethrough for receiving a screw; and a plastically deformable connecting arm extending between the screw receiving members along a long axis defined by the first and second screw receiving members; the arm being... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090240288 - Implantable plate and method for its production: An implantable reinforcement plate (1), comprising a first stable configuration having a first general shape curved substantially inwards on a first general curvature, wherein the plate can be deformed to change to a second stable configuration having a second general shape curved substantially inwards on a second general curvature, wherein... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein
20090240289 - Orthodontic anchoring screw: An orthodontic anchorage screw (1, 1′, 1″) with a barrel provided with a thread (8) and formed onto a screw head (2) shall guarantee a particularly high and lasting strength after having been put in place in the jaw bone. For this purpose, according to the invention, the thread (8)... Agent: King & Spalding
20090240290 - Buffer type vertebral pedicle screw: A vertebral pedicle screw includes a screw body driven into a vertebral pedicle, a housing assembled to an upperend of the screw body and having grooves for seating a rod and a threaded portion for locking a fastening bolt, the fastening bolt pressing the rod positioned thereunder as it is... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090240291 - Breached pedicle screw: A bone screw apparatus adapted to replace a breached pedicle screw includes a proximal end and a distal end. The bone screw apparatus also includes an unthreaded eccentric portion and a threaded proximal portion and a threaded distal portion. The threaded proximal portion extends from the proximal end to the... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090234333 - Microkeratome and cutting head with non-coplanar applanation plate and stromal plate: A microkeratome cutting head includes a head structure, an applanation plate, and a stromal plate. The head structure may include a blade cavity for receiving a blade and a blade opening through which the blade extends. The blade is configured for creating a corneal flap at a corneal flap thickness.... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20090234334 - Spatially distributed spectrally neutral optical attenuator: A system, apparatus and method for spatially distributed, spectrally neutral optical attenuation. One embodiment of the apparatus can include: an attenuator fin plate; a set of attenuator fins, wherein each of the fins is operably coupled to the fin plate at a preset fin angle to the fin plate normal... Agent: Alcon
20090234335 - Intrastromal refractive correction systems and methods: Devices, systems, and methods for laser eye surgery selectively ablate tissues within the cornea of an eye along one or more target surfaces, so that corneal tissue bordered by the laser incision surface(s) can be mechanically removed. An appropriate tissue-shaping surface can be selected based on the regular refractive error... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090234336 - Presbyopia correction using patient data: Methods and systems for treating presbyopia involve ablating a corneal surface of a first eye of a patient to enhance vision of near objects through a central zone of the first eye and ablating a second eye of the patient to enhance vision of near objects through a peripheral zone... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090234343 - Enhancing the brightness of multiple light sources in dermatologic treatment devices: A dermatologic treatment device having a first light source emitting a first pulse of optical radiation beneficial to a dermatologic treatment, and a second light source emitting a second pulse of optical radiation and being optically coupled to the first light source. The second pulse enhances the brightness of at... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090234337 - Enhancing the brightness of optical radiation used in light-based dermatologic treatment systems: Facilitating a dermatologic treatment by providing a light source emitting optical radiation and having a plurality of wavelengths, reflecting some of the emitted optical radiation back to the light source to enhance the brightness of the optical radiation, and applying at least some of the enhanced optical radiation to a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090234340 - Enhancing the emission spectrum of light-based dermatologic treatment devices: A dermatologic treatment device having a light source emitting optical radiation having a plurality of wavelengths. The optical radiation including light exhibiting at least a first set of wavelengths and a second set of wavelengths, in which the first set of wavelengths is preferred for a dermatologic treatment. The dermatologic... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090234339 - Facilitating the manipulation of light-based dermatologic treatment devices: A dermatologic treatment device having a source of electromagnetic radiation beneficial to a dermatologic treatment, and a contact element facilitating conveyance of at least some of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the source to a skin surface. The contact element includes a hydrophilic portion that facilitates movement of the contact... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090234338 - Reducing sensations experienced during light-based dermatologic treatment procedures: A dermatologic treatment device having a light source emitting at least some optical radiation beneficial to a dermatologic treatment, and a contact element adapted to be in contact with a skin surface during the dermatologic treatment. The contact element is optically transparent to the emitted optical radiation, and is further... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090234342 - Replacement cartridges for light-based dermatologic treatment devices: A dermatologic treatment device having a light source emitting optical radiation beneficial to at least one dermatologic treatment, a brightness enhancer enhancing the brightness of at least some of the emitted optical radiation, and a replacement cartridge containing the light source and brightness enhancer. The cartridge facilitating replacement of the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090234341 - Selectively operating light-based dermatologic treatment devices in strobe or pulse modes: A dermatologic treatment device having a light source emitting optical radiation beneficial to a dermatologic treatment, and a user interface selectively operating the device in at least one of a pulse mode and strobe mode. The light source emits a single optical radiation pulse in pulse mode to spot treat... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090234344 - Method for the transcutaneous treatment of varicose veins and spider veins using dual laser therapy: A method for treating vascular disorders comprising the use of a pulse dye laser followed by the use of an Nd-YAG laser to affect a targeted vessel, said pulse dye laser and said Nd-YAG laser being utilized trans-dermally to said vessel and further comprising the method of using said pulse... Agent: James M. Francis
20090234345 - Cryo-ablation refrigerant distribution catheter: Described herein are methods and devices for performing ablation via a cryoablation catheter. An ablation catheter having a cyroablation chamber at its distal end can be used to achieve a uniform ablation band in or around the pulmonary veins. The cyrochamber can house a dispersion member in fluid communication with... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090234346 - Container for storing a cryosurgery device: A container for a cryosurgery device which includes a cryogen bottle. The container includes a container body including an internal space sufficiently large to hold the cryogen bottle; a valve actuation assembly mechanically coupled to the container body, the valve actuation assembly configured to actuate a valve on the cryogen... Agent: Schering-plough Corporation Patent Department (k-6-1, 1990)
20090234347 - Electrothermal instrument for sealing and joining or cutting tissue: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues,... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20090234349 - Bipolar electrosurgical probe for use with conductive irrigation fluids: An electrosurgical probe configured for cutting or coagulating tissue, and an electrosurgical procedure that employs the electrosurgical probe. The probe includes first and second conductors disposed in a sheath, and first and second electrodes electrically insulated from the sheath and protruding from its distal end. The first electrode is electrically... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.
20090234350 - Crest factor enhancement in electrosurgical generators: The present disclosure relates to an electrosurgical generator which includes a controller configured to generate a first pulse train having at least one first control pulse and at least one first reset pulse. The controller also includes a second pulse train having at least one second control pulse and at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090234348 - Method and structure for ameliorating side-effects of performing in situ fenestration using a plasma rf catheter: When a main stent-graft is placed in a vessel of a patient and a branch vessel is blocked by the main stent-graft, a RF plasma catheter is used to cut out a portion of the graft cloth of the main-stent graft adjacent to an ostium of the branch vessel to... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20090234351 - Device for the electro-surgical sclerosing of body tissues: The invention concerns a high frequency current application apparatus for the thermal sclerosing of body tissue, comprising a high frequency generator to which there are connected at least two electrodes of which at least one electrode is to be introduced into body tissue, and a measuring and calculating device which... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20090234353 - System and method for detecting a fault in a capacitive return electrode for use in electrosurgery: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator, a capacitive return pad, a phase detection component, and a control component. The electrosurgical generator is configured to generate electrosurgical energy. The capacitive return pad has at least one capacitive return electrode operatively coupled to the electrosurgical generator and is configured to provide... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090234352 - Variable capacitive electrode pad: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The system includes one or more variable capacitive pads including one or more pairs of split electrodes arranged in a capacitive configuration, wherein the pair of split electrodes is adapted to connect to an electrosurgical generator. The system also includes a return electrode monitoring system... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090234354 - Bipolar cutting end effector: An electrosurgical instrument for cutting tissue includes a blade assembly. The blade assembly includes a first electrode having a first pre-selected shape and a first distal edge, and a second electrode disposed in spaced relation relative to the first electrode. The second electrode includes a second pre-selected shape and a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090234355 - Surgical instrument: An end effector assembly for an electrosurgical instrument comprises a pair of opposing first and second jaw members. At least one of the jaw members is movable relative to the other between a first open position in which the jaw members are disposed in a spaced relation relative to one... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090234356 - Method and apparatus for fracture fixation: an interlocking screw for positioning within the first bore so that the interlocking screw may be passed through the opening in the locking member and make a locking engagement therewith, whereby to lock the interlocking screw with the locking member and thereby secure the first bone segment to the second... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20090234357 - Sternum closure device: In a sternum closure device for securing two sternum parts to be connected to one another, comprising an inner contact element to abut the inner face of the sternum, at least one clamping element secured thereto and projecting transversely therefrom, and comprising an outer contact element for abutment on the... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20090234358 - Sternum closure device: In a sternum closure device for fixing two sternum portions to be connected to one another, comprising an inner contact element for abutment on the inner surface of the sternum, at least one clamping element fixed to this contact element and projecting transversely from it and at least one outer... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20090234359 - Mechanism for osteosynthesis: A mechanism for osteosynthesis 1 is provided that is capable of finely adjusting the amount of movement of a fractured bone, quantifying the amount of the movement and can be used both in pulling the fractured bones apart from each other and pulling the fractured bones nearer toward each other.... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090234395 - Insertion instrument for a spinal fixation system: A medical instrument apparatus and method is provided to insert and release medical implants. This invention pertains generally to medical instruments and more specifically to spinal implant insertion instruments for spinal fixation systems. The insertion instrument may provide a positive locking and unlocking actuator, preferably in the form of a... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090234394 - Unilateral facet bolt inserter: The present invention provides a surgical device for securing two bony structures together, including: a handle; an elongated stem coupled to the handle; a housing coupled to the elongated stem; a bolt driving assembly disposed at least partially within the housing, wherein the bolt driving assembly is operable for selectively... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC
20090234398 - Implantable devices and methods for treating micro-architecture deterioration of bone tissue: An expandable stabilization device is disclosed that is suitable for deployment within cancellous bone, including, for example, within a vertebral body of a spine. The device comprises: an elongate expandable shaft adapted to be positioned within a vertebral body having a first profile and a second profile; wherein the shaft... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20090234396 - Method and apparatus for articular scapholunate reconstruction: A reconstructive procedure for addressing instability of the scapholunate articulation between a scaphoid and a lunate of the hand. A graft is obtained. At least a portion of the graft is positioned intramedullary to the scaphoid. At least another portion of the graft is positioning intramedullary to the lunate. The... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
20090234399 - Method and apparatus for providing access to a presacral space: Methods and apparatus for providing percutaneous access to the presacral space in a minimally invasive, low trauma, manner. A number of related methods and surgical tool sets form a percutaneous pathway from an incision through the patient's skin adjacent to the coccyx and inserting an elongated guide assembly through the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090234397 - Methods and surgical kits for minimally-invasive facet joint fusion: Disclosed herein are methods and surgical kits that can be used to fuse facet joints via a minimally invasive procedure (including an arthroscopic or percutaneous procedure). An exemplary method includes creating an incision; locating a facet joint with a distal end of a pin; sliding a substantially hollow drill guide... Agent: Don J. Pelto Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20090234360 - Laser assisted total joint arthroplasty: The present invention provides an improved method of performing bone resection, including during arthroplasty procedures, wherein a laser guide is utilized to align cutting blocks and/or measuring devices. The present invention also provides laser guidance platforms for use in the methods of the invention.... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa
20090234362 - Offset opposing arm spinal implant distractor/inserter: Provided herein is a vertebral distractor-inserter comprising a pair of arms comprising a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end and a second arm having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end of the first opposing arm is laterally offset from the distal... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20090234363 - Piston for material delivery system: A piston configured to be received within a syringe is disclosed. The piston includes a valve body defining a proximal end and a distal end, a filter disposed within the proximal end of the valve body, and a valve disk disposed within the distal end of the valve body. As... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20090234364 - Surgical positioning assembly and associated spinal implant device and surgical methods: The present invention provides a surgical positioning assembly that is used to place a spinal implant device or the like within an intervertebral space or the like of a patient and associated surgical methods. Advantageously, the surgical positioning assembly allows access to the implantation site to be gained along a... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC
20090234361 - Tissue distraction device: An apparatus and method is provided for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposed endplates of a vertebral body. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted within the vertebral body between the two endplates to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the endplates... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20090234365 - Dynamometric tool for medical use: A dynamometric tool for medical use includes: a hollow grip (10), an instrument holder (30) designed to be secured in rotation to an instrument configured to co-operate with an object to be screwed, the instrument holder being extended by a shaft (18) pivoting inside the grip, the instrument holder (30)... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090234366 - Method and device for inserting an intraocular lens: An injector for inserting an intraocular lens into an eye includes a lumen. The lumen can include a terminal portion at a distal end and a proximal portion juxtaposed with the terminal portion. An injector plunger can be disposed within the lumen for generating a driving force on the intraocular... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090234367 - Force assessment device and method for lead extraction: A force assessment device and a method for lead extraction are provided. A force gauge is configured to measure a traction force, and a strain gauge that is configured to measure a countertraction force. An interface is communicatively coupled to the force gauge and the strain gauge, and the interface... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090234368 - Low profile medical devices with internal drive shafts that cooperate with releasably engageable drive tools and related methods: The disclosure describes medical tools such as implantable leads that have internal drive shafts for deploying an extendable member and associated clinician tools for engaging the drive shaft.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation (svi & Jhu) C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090234369 - Apparatus for guiding a medical tool: There is provided a guide apparatus for orienting a medical tool relative to and through a remote fulcrum or remote center of motion. The guide apparatus may comprise: at least one crank arm comprising at least a portion of a first hinged coupling for hinged coupling to a stabilizer; at... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street
20090234371 - Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools: Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc
20090234370 - Method and marking out apparatus for marking out a guide line for a penetration instrument, control device and recording system: A method is disclosed for marking out a guide line of a penetration instrument entering an object along a penetration channel. In at least one embodiment, the penetration channel into the object is firstly determined based on image data of the object generated by an imaging recording system, the penetration... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
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20090234373 - Device attachable to a surgical suturing machine for forming an end-to end anastomosis on two hollow organs: A process and a device are provided for forming an end-to-end anastomosis on two hollow organs, which can be attached to a surgical suturing machine with at least one driven needle bar with a thread-carrying needle, a shuttle cooperating with this needle, a needle plate and a holding-down device accommodated... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20090234374 - Applicator instruments for the delivery, deployment, and tamponade of hemostats and methods therefor: An instrument used for the delivery, deployment, and tamponade of a hemostat such as a topically applied hemostat includes an intermediate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central lumen extending to the distal end, and an inner shaft telescopically received within the central lumen of the... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC
20090234375 - Polymer material useful for medical devices: The present invention concerns polymer materials useful for medical devices as well as medical devices prepared therefrom, including in particular surgical sutures, artificial ligaments, nets for tissue regeneration or vascular plugs. The present invention also concerns a method for preparing such articles, in particular filaments suitable for the preparation of... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20090234376 - Surgical material applicator: Consistent with an aspect of the present disclosure, a mesh or other surgical material is wrapped about one or more shafts, and inserted into a body cavity where it is unfurled and placed over a tissue site, such as a hernia. The mesh, for example, is secured to the shaft... Agent: Barbara A. Soltz Conversion Energy Enterprises
20090234377 - Medical closure device: A medical closure device (1; 20) comprising an inner member (2; 23), which is adapted to be positioned against an inner surface of a tissue wall, and a retaining member (3; 13; 21), which is attached to the inner member, wherein the retaining member is in the form of a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090234378 - Atherectomy devices and methods: The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and method relate to removal of the occluding material from the blood vessels as well as other body lumens.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090234379 - Apparatuses for the performance of a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair: An Apparatus for the performance of a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. The apparatus including a mechanical blunt dissector, fascial graspers, and a midline fascial stapling device. The mechanical blunt dissector is capable of performing a blunt dissection of the space between the External Oblique (EO) muscle and the Internal... Agent: Charles Raymond Sidwell
20090234380 - Applicator instruments having protective carriers for hemostats and methods therefor: An instrument for controlling bleeding includes an outer shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central lumen extending to the distal end thereof, an intermediate shaft telescopically received within the central lumen of the outer shaft, the intermediate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC
20090234381 - Cuff for blood pressure monitor and blood pressure monitor having the same: A cuff for a blood pressure monitor includes a bag-shaped cover body containing an air bag and a curled elastic member as a curved elastic plate. The bag-shaped cover body is formed by stacking an inner cover member located on a living body side when applied and an outer cover... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090234382 - Wrinkle reducing skin patch, process of manufacture and useful articles thereof: This invention relates to a novel method of reducing the appearance of rhytides (“facial wrinkles”) and/or infra-orbital shadows (“dark circles”) under the eyes, and striae (“stretch marks”), or lentigo senilis (“age spots”), and hyper/hypo pigmentation on other anatomical areas. Particularly, this invention relates to a topical patch worn on the... Agent: Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey
20090234383 - Nasal dilator and method of manufacture: A nasal dilator comprises a laminate of vertically stacked layers forming a unitary, or single body, truss where each layer includes at least one member. The truss features horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages and to traverse the bridge of a nose... Agent: Joseph Ierulli
20090234384 - Absorbable surgical materials: The present disclosure provides absorbable surgical materials.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090234385 - Thermal forming of refractory alloy surgical needles: A method of thermal forming of refractory alloy suture needles is disclosed. Needle blanks made from refractory alloys are used to form surgical needles, which are heated to a temperature above the ductile to brittle transition temperature but below the recrystallization temperature of the refractory alloy. The heated needle blanks... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090234387 - Suture anchor having a suture engaging structure and inserter arrangement: A suture anchor and inserter arrangement, including a suture anchor for implanting in hard tissue, such as bone, and an inserter device for installing the suture anchor in hard tissue. The suture anchor carries thereon a suture-engaging structure formed from suture, which structure cooperates with working suture associated with the... Agent: Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20090234386 - Suture cleat for soft tissue injury repair: Various suture cleats are disclosed for repairing soft tissue injuries. The cleats have a body and one or more spikes extending from one side and embedding into the soft tissue. A suture has a distal end attached to one of the suture cleats and passes through passages in one or... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090234388 - Spinal stabilization connecting element and system: An elongated connecting element for use in a spinal stabilization system comprises a first section, a second section, a first elastomer disposed within the first section, and a second elastomer disposed between the first section and the second section. One of the first elastomer and the second elastomer resists movement... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20090234389 - Interspinous spinal fixation apparatus: An apparatus for interspinous spinal fixation is disclosed, which includes a main body having an end thereof as a distal end, and another end thereof as a proximal end, a cross section of the main body being of an annular or quasi-annular structure. A first joining point and a second... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090234390 - Implantable spinal fixation crosslink: A crosslink is provided for joining two spine rods. The crosslink includes an elongate tie rod and a pair of housings at each end of the tie rod. The housings are preferably identical and have independent fasteners including a spine rod fastener and a tie rod fastener for connecting each... Agent: Bradley P. Heisler Heisler & Associates
20090234391 - Spinal rod connector assembly for a vertebral bone screw: A spinal rod connector provides single step locking of a spinal rod relative to a bone screw. The single step lock-up is in line with the vertebral bone screw while still allowing for effectively 3600 of rotation of a portion of the spinal rod connector assembly with the spinal rod... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates
20090234392 - Method for inserting a spinal fixation element using implants having guide tabs: The present invention provides methods for inserting a spinal fixation element using minimally invasive surgical techniques. The methods use implants having guide tabs. The guide tabs are used to locate the spinal fixation element along a patient's spine. The guide tabs may be orientated in different ways to accommodate different... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090234393 - Osteosynthesis plate: e09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090227990 - Intercostal spacer device and method for use in correcting a spinal deformity: An intercostal spacer device for placement between two adjacent ribs, includes a spacer member and at least two pair of arms that extend from a first end of the spacer member and at least one pair of arms that extend from a second end of the spacer member. The intercostal... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20090227991 - Process and system for material removal: A method and a corresponding system for removing material using laser radiation. The aim of the invention is to keep the laser beam cross-section free from contamination and to maintain constant ambient conditions at the site of removal during the removal process. Temperature and/or the humidity at the site of... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090227993 - Shaped fiber ends and methods of making same: An optical fiber tip comprises a core and a recess formed in said core at a distal end of the optical fiber tip, said recess having a vertex within said core.... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20090227992 - Shock-wave generating device, such as for the treatment of calcific aortic stenosis: Disclosed is a method for removing deposits from an in vivo tissue, such as removing calcified plaque from a calcified aortic valve by removing the deposits with the help of shock waves produced by a light-source such as a laser in an aqueous liquid in proximity of the tissue as... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090227994 - Device and method for the delivery and/or elimination of compounds in tissue: A device for removing compounds in tissue such as, for example, tattoo pigment compounds in skin tissue includes a detector for detecting the peak optical absorption of the compound, a laser source, wherein the wavelength is tuned or selected based on the peak optical absorption of the compound in the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090227995 - Precision tube assembly: Described are laser systems for treating skin. The system includes a first solid-state laser for producing a first output beam, a second solid state laser for producing a second output beam, and a delivery device for directing the second output beam to a target region of skin. The second solid... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090227996 - Skin treatment phototherapy method: A phototherapy device may be used in the treatment of various skin conditions. The phototherapy device may include multi-color LEDs for emitting multiple wavelengths of light for skin treatment. Furthermore, the phototherapy device may include a control system that receives, from a user, an indication of the skin condition to... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20090227997 - System and method for photoacoustic imaging and monitoring of laser therapy: A system and method for monitoring laser therapy of a target tissue include a therapeutic control unit having a first light source configured to deliver light to the target tissue for therapy, an ultrasonic transducer for receiving photoacoustic signals generated due to optical absorption of light energy by the target... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090227998 - Tissue ablation and cautery with optical energy carried in fluid stream: Methods and systems for modifying tissue use a pressurized fluid stream carrying coherent light energy. The methods and systems may be used for resecting and debulking soft and hard biological tissues. The coherent light is focused within a stream of fluid to deliver energy to the tissue to be treated.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090227999 - Visual electrode ablation systems: Visual electrode ablation systems are described herein which include a deployment catheter and an attached imaging hood deployable into an expanded configuration. In use, the imaging hood is placed against or adjacent to a region of tissue to be imaged in a body lumen that is normally filled with an... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090228000 - Disposable apparatus for patient grounding: An application for a grounding pad for use in electrosurgical procedures includes a base with a ground loop connector molded on a side edge of the base. A conductive coating covers at least part of a top surface of the base and continuing into the ground loop connector providing an... Agent: Gray Robinson Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.
20090228001 - Device and method for the treatment of diseased tissue such as tumors: A device for the treatment of tumours comprising an elongate catheter (102), a plurality of flexible needles (402) confined within the catheter which, when extended therefrom, take up a curved form and which, together, define a structure for surrounding a tumour to be treated; the needles being arranged to heat... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20090228002 - Electromagnetic energy assisted tissue penetration device and method: A device and a method for creating access and therapeutically closing an opening in a tissue.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090228004 - Electrode needle device with temperature sensor: In a needle electrode device with a temperature sensor, having a hollow outer needle (1), which can be pierced into an affected area and is coated with an insulating layer (11) on an outer peripheral surface except at its distal end, and an inner needle (2), which is passed through... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090228003 - Tissue ablation device using radiofrequency and high intensity focused ultrasound: Apparatus and methods for ablating tissue such as cardiac tissue. The apparatus includes a probe carrying a first ablation element 11 which may include an ultrasonic transducer and a balloon structure which directs the ultrasonic energy, and an additional ablation element 17 located distal to the first ablation element. The... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090228005 - Methods and devices for retaining surgical instruments and cables within sterile fields: The subject devices and methods retain surgical instruments and sterile portions of any accompanying cables within sterile surgical fields. One such surgical device includes a surgical instrument for performing surgical procedures within a sterile field. A cable is attached to the surgical instrument for connecting the surgical instrument located within... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090228006 - Apparatus for treating malformative and traumatic conditions affecting the knee area: An apparatus for treating malformative and traumatic conditions affecting the knee area, having an external fixation means for fixing bone portions together and first and second bone screws to be engaged respectively in the epiphyseal and diaphyseal region of the femur/tibia and to which the fixation means is to be... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.
20090228009 - Olecranon fracture fixation system: An olecranon fracture fixation system includes an intramedullary core that is dimensioned for insertion in an intramedullary canal of the bone, and a hollow shell that is dimensioned for insertion in the intramedullary canal. The shell includes fixation elements that extend outwardly away from a proximal end of the shell.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090228008 - Segmented intramedullary system and apparatus: An implantable segmented intramedullary structure adapted to be received in the intramedullary canal of a bone configurable between a relatively flexible, bent configuration for implantation or extraction and a relatively rigid, straightened configuration for bone treatment. The segmented intramedullary structure comprises a plurality of interconnected segments with a first interface... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090228007 - Segmented intramedullary system and methods: Methods of manufacturing, assembling, or treating a patient with an implantable segmented intramedullary structure adapted to be received in the intramedullary canal of a bone configurable between a relatively flexible, bent configuration for implantation or extraction and a relatively rigid, straightened configuration for bone treatment. The segmented intramedullary structure comprises... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090228010 - Bone fixation system: The invention provides embodiments of a bone fixation system having a bone plate and a specialized screws system. The bone plate includes one or more bi-directional combination holes that can accommodate two bone screws in the same hole, the screws being oriented in non-parallel direction. In accommodating two screws in... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090228011 - Cranial perforator: A cranial perforator includes a generally cylindrical driver, a generally cylindrical drill member and a generally cylindrical sleeve therebetween. The driver is connected to the proximal end of the sleeve. The drill member is connected to the distal end of the sleeve. The sleeve has an internal clutch mechanism to... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090228013 - Retrodrill system: The present disclosure relates to a method of creating a bone tunnel during ligament reconstruction surgery. The method includes placing a guide wire through the femur, the guide wire having a first end portion including a pointed tip and a second end portion; placing a drill mechanism over the first... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20090228012 - Surgical boring tool set: A surgical device (1) is disclosed for making a bore in a tissue or a joint. The device includes an external trephine (2) having an open distal end (6) provided with a cutting rim (9), an open proximal end (7) and a hollow tubular portion (8). An internal trephine (3)... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090228014 - Treatment delivery system and method of use: A minimally invasive and particularly small system for drilling into bone) and for providing for delivery of medical treatment is provided. The drilling system includes a miniature shaft, a bit, a guide tube encapsulating the shaft during drilling and a capillary tube thereafter, a capillary tube, and a stylet. As... Agent: Crain, Caton & James
20090228053 - Derotation instrument with reduction functionality: Instruments and methods are provided for manipulating a bone anchor and a spinal fixation element. The instruments and methods disclosed herein are particularly suited to facilitate rotation of a bone anchor relative to another bone to correct the angular rotation of the vertebrae attached to the bone anchor. The instrument... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090228056 - Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method: A tool set for implanting a rod in a human spine in conjunction with bone screws. The tool set includes a pair of end guide tools that receive opposite ends of the rod in channels and under manipulation by a surgeon facilitate transport of the rod toward the bone screws... Agent: John C. Mcmahon
20090228054 - Rod locking instrument: Instruments and methods are provided for securing a spinal rod in one or more coupling devices secured to the spine by one or more anchor members. The instruments include members for grasping the coupling device and members for shifting one or more elements along a linear path to fix the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090228055 - Spinal fixation tool set and method for rod reduction and fastener insertion: A tool for implantation of a rod into a bone screw implanted in a human spine includes a guide member having a laterally opening channel disposed along an entire length thereof for side loading and receiving an implant fastener. A rod pushing member and a handle with a laterally opening... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon
20090228015 - Device and method for use during ligament reconstruction surgery: The present disclosure relates to a device for use in ligament reconstruction surgery. The device includes a handle, a tube coupled to the handle, and a locking mechanism coupled to the handle. A method for use during ligament reconstruction surgery is also disclosed.... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20090228016 - Tibial plateau and/or femoral condyle resection system for prosthesis implantation: According to the invention, the system enables a preoperative study to be carried out wherein the tibia and/or femur is modelled on a computer (6) in 3D, the ideal cutting plane is defined and the position of the resection instruments (1, 2, 3) used to cut the bone is modelled.... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20090228017 - Ligament reconstruction system: A system for ligament reconstruction includes placing a first jig having a first plurality of drill guide holes on a first bone of the joint, forming two intersecting holes in the first bone using the first plurality of drill guide holes, placing a second jig having a second plurality of... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20090228018 - Anti-choking device: An apparatus for use in dislodging a particle from a choking person's airway. The apparatus including a venturi vacuum pump, a source of compressed fluid and a mask. The apparatus operating such that after the mask is placed over the choking person's nose and mouth, compressed fluid flowing through the... Agent: Van Ophem & Vanophem, PC Remy J Vanophem, PC
20090228020 - In-situ graft fenestration: Assemblies, systems, and methods related to in-situ graft fenestration are described. Subsequent to placement of a graft or stent graft into a lumen, such as a blood vessel, a steerable catheter platform is utilized to create fenestrations, or holes, into the material comprising the graft to facilitate flow of fluids,... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090228019 - Robotic surgical system: It is an object of the present invention to provide an automated, a semi-automated, a surgeon-guided quasi-automated and/or a fully surgeon's controlled surgical system surgical system useful for performing a fully automated medical procedure within a body cavity such that faultless and quick medical procedure is obtained. Each of the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090228022 - Device and method for tendon, ligament or soft tissue repair: Disclosed are medical devices and methods for tendon, ligament, and soft tissue repair. A method includes introducing a first segment having a delivery assembly into a first soft tissue, and removing the delivery assembly to expose an opening of a hollow body of the first segment. The method also includes... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090228021 - Matrix material: A matrix material is provided for implanting in tissue in surgical applications. The matrix material includes a body portion and at least one suture attached to the body portion so that the suture extends outwardly from the body portion. The suture includes an elongated suture body having a first distal... Agent: Angiotech
20090228023 - Clipping device: A clipping device comprises: a clip loaded into a forward end portion of a sheath; a manipulating wire connected to a rear end of the clip; and a retention ring fitted onto the clip and fitted into the sheath so as to be capable of advancing and retreating. The retention... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090228024 - Endoscopic surgical clip applier: An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue has a handle portion and a body extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The apparatus also has a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the body, and a jaw assembly mounted adjacent a distal end... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090228025 - Knot tying laparoscopic needle driver: A modification to a standard needle driver in the form of a deployable and retractable projection at the working end of the needle driver with which the operator can control the suture in order to facilitate tying a knot in the suture. This modification solves the difficult problem of controlling... Agent: Steven Preston Benson
20090228026 - Knot pusher and suture cutter instrument: A combined knot pusher/suture cutter device for manipulating a knotted suture to properly locate the knot relative to the tissue being sutured, and then for removing excess suture from the knot. The knot pusher/suture cutter includes a body member with a handle and an inner member (or inner rod) having... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090228027 - Bone tissue regeneration sheet and production method thereof: To provide a bone tissue regeneration sheet having a cortical bone tissue layer of 200 μm or more in thickness, the bone tissue regeneration sheet is produced by seeding chondroblast or stem cells for differentiating to chondrocyte on one side of a porous bioabsorbable polymer sheet, taking the seeded porous... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090228028 - Reorientation port: Various methods and devices are provided for reorienting an implantable port. In one embodiment, an implantable port is provided and includes a base adapted to be anchored to tissue, and a housing pivotally mounted on the base and having a septum formed therein and adapted to receive fluid and to... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090228029 - Aneurysm shield anchoring device: An aneurysm shield anchoring device includes a curved surface to cover an aneurysm. The curved surface includes a major axis with first and second major-axis edges and a minor axis orthogonal to the major axis with first and second minor-axis edges. The curved surface includes an eccentric form factor disposed... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090228031 - Instruments and methods used when repairing a defect on a tissue surface: An instrument for determining the proper orientation for repairing a defect site on a tissue surface generally comprises a shaft, a plurality of probes operatively coupled to the shaft, and at least one indicator operatively coupled to the plurality of probes. The probes are configured to extend beyond a first... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (zimmer)
20090228030 - Systems and methods for surgical removal of tissue: A method for treating a body tissue comprises delivering a cutting mechanism of a surgical instrument into proximity to a target portion of the body tissue wherein the cutting mechanism includes a first member defining a lumen and a distal cutting tip. At least the first member is supported, via... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters
20090228032 - Ultrasonic scalpel: An ultrasound scalpel that may be used for surgical operations is disclosed in this invention. The ultrasound scalpel comprises an ultrasound generator, housing, transducer horn, retaining member and scalpel blade. The device is able to utilize sharp stainless steel surgical blades amenable to being produced as disposable single-use replacement blades.... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC
20090228033 - Ultrasonic scalpel method: An ultrasound scalpel that may be used for surgical operations is disclosed in this invention. The ultrasound scalpel comprises an ultrasound generator, housing, transducer horn, retaining member and scalpel blade. The method of use of the device is able to utilize sharp stainless steel surgical blades amenable to being produced... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC
20090228034 - Instrument for surgically cutting tissue and method of use: An instrument for precisely cutting tissue to controlled dimensions (length, width, depth, and shape) is provided for the removal of tissue specimens from remote sites in the body of a patient, such as from the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, or vascular structures, or any tissue surface or soft tissue of... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher, Esq. South Winton Court
20090228035 - Lancet assembly: In a lancet assembly 100 including a lancet 200 which includes lancet 200 including a lancet body 204, a lancet cap 206 and a pricking member 210 made of a metal as well as a lancet case 102 that houses a portion of the lancet, the lancet body has a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090228036 - Apparatus for capturing objects beyond an operative site utilizing a capture device delivered on a medical guide wire: An apparatus for removing a solid object from a body canal or vessel includes a coil of wire configured to slidably receive a guide wire and a sack having a mouth and a closed bottom opposite the sack. A resilient frame is connected between the coil of wire and the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20090228038 - Heart occlusion devices: The present invention is specifically directed to a heart occlusion device with a self-centering mechanism. The heart occlusion device includes two separate uniquely shaped wires 12, 14, each forming shapes that mirror the respective wire's shapes. Each wire forms half-discs or quarter-discs that together form a distal disc and a... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20090228037 - Vascular closure implant: An implant for closing an arteriotomy includes a head having a proximal surface and a distal surface. A tapered plug extends from the distal surface of the head. A plurality of prongs also extends from the distal surface of the head. Upon implantation, the distal surface of the head faces... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20090228039 - Ultrasonic vascular closure method: The present invention relates to the use of a low frequency ultrasonic device for the delivery and activation of collagen based foam sealants to a human and/or animal patient for sealing puncture wounds in vascular tissues. The ultrasonic vascular closure method relates to an ultrasonic generator, an ultrasound transducer, a... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC
20090228040 - Mechanism and method for closing an arteriotomy: Devices and methods for closing an arteriotomy include a percutaneously placeable central tube deployable about the arteriotomy by which an array of radially expandable fingers having suction ports can be engaged with the surface of tissue about the arteriotomy enabling the fingers to grip the tissue without piercing it. A... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20090228041 - Arthroscopic meniscal repair systems and methods: An arthroscopic meniscal tear repair device comprises a catch needle and a transfer needle. which are pierced into a torn meniscus and advanced past the tear. Suture is transferred by a suture needle from the transfer needle through the meniscus and into the catch needle. The catch needle has an... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20090228042 - Method and system for meniscal repair using suture implant cinch construct: Systems and methods for repairing tears in soft tissue, e.g., meniscal tissue, by employing cinch stitching. More specifically, the present invention provides apparatus and methods for meniscal repair using a suture implant construct. The suture implant construct includes a first and second implant which are connected to each other via... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
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20090228044 - Systems and methods for mobile spinal fixation rods: Apparatus, systems and methods for mobile spinal fixation rod systems. A central housing may be formed in part from the enlarged end of a connection rod and may house a flexible insert in a cavity thereof. The enlarged head of a flexion rod may be disposed in the flexible insert... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.
20090228045 - Dynamic rod: A dynamic rod implantable into a patient and connectable between two vertebral anchors in adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The dynamic rod fixes the vertebral bodies together in a dynamic fashion providing immediate postoperative stability and support of the spine. The dynamic rod comprises a first rod portion and a... Agent: Rimas Lukas Vertiflex, Inc.
20090228046 - Transverse vertebral connector: A transconnector is adapted to connect first and second spinal rods that are positioned longitudinally along a spine. The transconnector includes a first member and a second member that clamp onto first and second spinal rods.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090228048 - Joint fixation system for the hand: A joint fixation system particularly useful for joints of the hand is disclosed. The joint fixation system includes a joint fixation plate having a distal section, a proximal section, and an intermediate section connecting the distal section and the proximal section. The distal section includes a distal section screw hole,... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090228049 - Connecting cannulated bone screws: A method of bone fixation comprises engagement of internal threads on an implantable object associated with the bone at one side of the fracture with the external threads on the shaft of another implantable object associated with the bone at the opposite side of the fracture. The preferred embodiment comprises... Agent: Sangdo Park
20090228050 - Polyaxial bone screw: A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an upper capture structure, a head, a retaining ring and a nut. The external capture structure surface includes a threaded portion and a smooth portion; the smooth portion for slidably mating with the retaining ring and the threaded portion... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon
20090228051 - Bilateral vertebral body derotation system: The disclosed embodiments provide a system including an implant assembly and an instrument configured to work in conjunction to manipulate vertebral bodies to affect derotation. The implant assemblies include a removable attachment element that allows for the attachment of the instrument. The instrument is configured to attach to two implant... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090228052 - Break-off screw extensions: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal column. In one embodiment, a spinal implant and access device is provided that includes a U-shaped receiver member, a bone-engaging member, and an extension member.... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090221993 - Laser hair removal device: A laser hair removal device 10 has a base unit 12 and a hand held laser wand 14. Laser 18 generates light pulses of sufficient energy and duration to damage papilla of each hair follicle in the path of the beam. The device 10 includes one or more safety features... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090221994 - Device and method for improved vascular laser treatment: An improved treatment set and an improved method for endovascular laser treatments are described. The treatment en set comprises an introducer sheath or tip and an optical waveguide for allowing the treatment set to be guided within a blood vessel. The introducer sheath itself acts as the guide wire in... Agent: Bolesh J Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries
20090221995 - Laser-assisted guidewire having a variable stiffness shaft: Embodiments of the present invention comprise a fiber optic guidewire having a hypotube with a plurality of openings that provide variable stiffness and tracking characteristics between at least one proximal segment and one distal segment of the guidewire. In some embodiments, the guidewire further comprises a mandrel disposed within the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090221996 - Circumferential ablation device assembly: This invention is a circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The assembly includes a circumferential ablation element which is adapted to ablate a circumferential region of tissue along a pulmonary vein wall which circumscribes the pulmonary vein lumen, thereby... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20090221997 - Coaxial catheter instruments for ablation with radiant energy: A cardiac ablation instrument capable of removing blood from a treatment area is provided. The instrument includes a catheter configured to deliver a distal end thereof to a patient's heart. The instrument can also include an expandable element coupled to the distal end of the catheter wherein the expandable member... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090221998 - Anchored rf ablation device for the destruction of tissue masses: An anchoring member which comprises a support structure and at least one anchor secured to the anchoring member is disclosed. An anchor deflection member is disposed generally externally to and at least partially surrounding and extending along the perimeter of the anchoring member. The anchor deflection member supports the anchoring... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20090222000 - Device and method for the treatment of tumours: A device includes an applicator and electrode needles forming two rows. Needles may be inserted into tissue and electromagnetic power may be applied thereto, following which a blade may be used to cut the tissue. The blade may be located between or outside and parallel to needle rows. The blade... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090222001 - Fluid-assisted electrosurgical devices, methods and systems: The invention provides a bipolar electrosurgical device to treat tissue in a presence of radio frequency energy and a fluid provided from the device. In one embodiment, the device comprises a first electrode and a second electrode at the end of a malleable shaft assembly to be hand shapeable by... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090222002 - Intracooled percutaneous microwave ablation probe: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for the treatment of tissue with microwave energy. The devices and methods disclosed herein incorporate an antenna assembly comprising outer and inner conductors having a dielectric material interposed therebetween, a sealing barrier, and a cooling system to minimize the likelihood that the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090221999 - Thermal ablation design and planning methods: Methods for simulation of heat transport phenomena applicable to the design of a near-field microwave ablation device, the design of such a device based on simulation and a patient planning and monitoring station using simulated thermal ablation of tissue are provided.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090222003 - Vein closure and injection kits and methods: Kits, apparatus, devices and methods for treating varicose veins caused by an incompetent venous junction (e.g., the saphenofemoral and/or saphenopopliteal junctions) are disclosed. The kits may include a sheath, a vein closure device, and an injection device. Alternatively, a vein closure device may include an integral injection channel and injection... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.
20090222004 - Electrosurgical method and system for treating foot ulcer: An electrosurgical method for treating foot ulcer, including diabetic foot ulcer, comprising: positioning an active electrode in close proximity to the ulcer, the active electrode being disposed on a distal end of an electrosurgical shaft; applying a high-frequency voltage potential difference across the active electrode and a return electrode in... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation
20090222005 - Bone crest expander-compacter and associated tools: Motor-driven hone crest expander-compacter (1) whose geometry and dimensions have been redesigned to optimal values that allow the expander-compacter (1) to bc used for bone expansion or compaction in rear areas of the patient's mouth. The expander-compacter (1) presents a threaded body (3) with a cylindrical threaded area (5) and... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090222006 - External fixator: An external fixator (10) for assisting healing of a fracture in a bone (18) comprises a securing portion (16) that defines a void; and an elongate bracket portion (12) extends from the securing portion. The bracket portion is arranged to engage one or more first percutaneous bone fasteners (20) locatable... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20090222007 - Modular stem extension: The modular stem component may include a shaft portion, a head, and a sleeve. The shaft portion is configured for receipt within the intramedullary canal of a bone and the head is configured to receive another component of a modular prosthetic system, such as a femoral neck, thereon. In one... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20090222009 - Drill bit and method for producing a drill bit: One or more recesses are provided for directing away debris produced whilst drilling, the at least one recess having a first portion extending along the shaft and a second portion having a first portion extending along the shaft and a second portion which extends along the drill tip; wherein the.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090222008 - Reamer and method of reaming: A collapsable reamer assembly and method of reaming a cavity into a bone are described. The reamer assembly comprises a base having a housing and an underside presented toward a surface of the bone in use. A collapsable reamer is rotatably mounted in the housing for rotation about a reaming... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090222052 - System for forming a tendon-bone graft: A system for forming a tendon-bone graft. The system can include a support member that is adapted to support the tendon-bone graft. The system can further include a first clamp that is adapted to engage the support member and the tendon-bone graft to orient and hold the tendon-bone graft on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090222012 - Canine elbow repair and instrumentation: Methods and instrumentation for arthroscopic elbow surgery which include a humeral component. The humeral component is installed in a trough formed in the humeral condyle. The trough may be formed by using a plurality of drill pins and a plurality of corresponding cutters (and optionally a template). The two drill... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090222010 - Instrument for use in a joint replacement procedure: An instrument for locating the cutting plane on the head of a long bone in a surgical procedure, wherein the head of the bone is replaced with a joint prosthesis component, includes an axial reference shaft which can be arranged parallel to the axis of the bone and a cutting... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090222013 - Tap guide: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a tap guide including a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a handle coupled to the proximal portion of the shaft, and a tip coupled to the distal portion of the shaft. A method and system for preparing a... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20090222011 - Targeting surgical instrument for use in spinal disc replacement and methods for use in spinal disc replacement: A targeting surgical instrument for use in spinal disc replacement includes a first arm, a second arm and a body portion. The first arm is configured to be longitudinally aligned with a mid-line of a spine and to be at least partially received on an endplate of a lower vertebra... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20090222014 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090222015 - Hip resurfacing surgical guide tool: Disclosed herein is a tool for guiding a drill hole along a central axis of a femur head and neck for preparation of a femur head that is the subject of a hip resurfacing surgery. In one embodiment, the tool includes a mating region and a guide hole. The mating... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090222016 - Total hip replacement surgical guide tool: Disclosed herein is a surgical guide tool for use in total hip replacement surgery. The surgical guide tool may include a customized mating region and a resection guide. The customized mating region and the resection guide are referenced to each other such that, when the customized mating region matingly engages... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090222017 - Positioning bracket: A positioning bracket for a surgical procedure to assist in determining the correct placement and/or alignment of a surgical device for a patient, said positioning bracket comprising a first arm (1) mounted on a support frame (6,7), a rear positioning pad (4) located on the first arm (1) adjacent an... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200
20090222018 - Instrument for introducing solid fillers into the interior of a bone: The instrument (1) for introducing solid fillers (2) into the interior of a bone comprises a cannula (3) and a handle (4) connected to the latter, wherein a reservoir (5) is mounted displaceably in the handle (4), and wherein the reservoir (5) has a plurality of chambers (5a) for receiving... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20090222019 - Implant insertion device: Methods and devices are provided for measuring and/or controlling an amount of force applied to an implant or other element. In certain exemplary embodiments, an implant inserter tool is provided that includes a shaft having a proximal end that is adapted to receive a force and a distal end that... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090222020 - Surgical bending forceps and bending forceps system: Bending forceps (10) for surgical elements such as bone plates (30) are described. The bending forceps (10) have two branches (12, 14) which can pivot relative to one another and with together two counter bearings (26, 28) for the surgical element to be bent. A bending punch (32) for co-operation... Agent: Preston M. Smirman Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.
20090222021 - Apparatus and associated method for facilitating implantation of leads of a cardiac pacemaker: An apparatus and method are provided for preparing a vein. A first tubular member end, defining a first lumen, is inserted into a cannulated vein, over a first guide wire. A second tubular member end, defining a second lumen, has a cutting member operably engaged therewith, and is inserted into... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090222022 - Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery: Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery that permits the simulation of the articulation movements of a surgeon finger, comprising a rigid tube (3) whose distal end has a first phalanx (4) articulated, being in turn articulated to a second phalanx (5), which is linked to the rigid tube (3) by means... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090222024 - Dermabrasion handpiece: A dermabrasion handpiece (10). The handpiece (10) comprises an electrical motor (22), ahead (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5) provided with an abrasive element (48), and a joint (GT) which impresses a first oscillatory movement about a first axis (b) on the head (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5). The handpiece (10)... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090222023 - Microdermabrasion treatment heads: An abrasive tip is used to exfoliate skin and tissue through abrasive materials integrated in the tip. The tip also delivers fluid to the skin and vacuums the fluid and abraded tissue during treatment. In an implementation, the tip is replaceable and disposable.... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20090222025 - Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues or anatomical structures: Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues, organs, anatomical structures, grafts or other structures within the body of human or animal subjects for the purpose of treating a diseases or disorders and/or for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes and/or for research and development purposes or other... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090222026 - Surgical fastening clips, systems and methods for proximating tissue: A surgical fastener clip for proximating tissue, the clip providing an undeflected state in which the clip comprises a center portion, a first leg, and a second leg. The center portion has a perimeter defining a circle-like shape. The legs project outwardly relative to the perimeter from a point of... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular
20090222027 - Ferrule holder with suture relief lobes: A surgical suturing instrument has a chamber for receiving and aligning a ferrule with a reciprocating needle. The chamber includes a plurality of protuberant concave and convex surfaces for positioning and aligning the ferrule within the chamber and the plurality of suture receiving chambers disposed between the aligning ridges for... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
20090222029 - Clip for assisting surgical procedures: The present invention provides a clip for use during surgical procedure, comprising a body, said body is characterized by a main longitudinal axis and having a distal end and a proximal end coupled together by a shaft; said shaft is adapted to reciprocally move along said main longitudinal axis of... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090222028 - Methods and devices for fixing antenna orientation in a restriction system: Various methods and devices are provided for constraining movement between two housings implanted under the skin. In one embodiment, a restriction system is provided and includes a first housing having a reservoir formed therein and configured to receive fluid, and a second housing spaced apart from and in fluid communication... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090222030 - Gastric tube: With the invention, a gastric tube with an inflatable stopper and a supply cannula that can be introduced into the oesophagus and on which a lumen is superposed in the region of the inflatable stopper, which is connected to the interior of the inflatable stopper and permits a rapid volume... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20090222031 - Adjustable gastric band: An inflatable, adjustable implantable band for encircling an anatomical passageway to create an artificial stoma. The band is made of a flexible silicone tube having a first lumen enclosing at least one band or wire of a material such as nitinol having a thermal shape memory. The flexible tube is... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090222032 - Device and method of weight control via indirect abdominal cavity volume reduction: A device for controlling the weight of a body can be a passive or expandable food restriction device. The presence of the device decreases abdominal wall compliance and increases intra-abdominal pressure thereby producing satiety. One embodiment of the expandable device includes a hollow member with an expandable and a non-expandable... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090222033 - Percutaneous device and method for harvesting tubular body members: A percutaneous harvesting device for the harvesting of tubular body members from a body is disclosed. The percutaneous harvesting device includes an endovascular guide for sufficiently straightening the tubular vessel to be removed and a perivascular cutting tool that is inserted over the endovascular guide. The cutting tool is advanced... Agent: Fennemore Craig
20090222034 - Prostate massage apparatus: An apparatus for massaging a prostate includes a body having a substantially ellipsoid shape and sized to fit in a rectum through a sphincter, wherein the body comprises a head portion and a neck portion, wherein the head portion is configured to contact the prostate through the rectum wall when... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090222036 - Embolic filter loop fabricated from composite material: Embolic protection filters formed from composite materials exhibiting certain radiopaque and elasticity characteristics are disclosed. An embolic protection filter in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include a support structure formed of a composite member having a first layer of relatively elastic material such as superelastic... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090222035 - Intraluminal mass collector: Disclosed is a catheter for disconnecting, collecting and removing an intraluminal mass from a luminal aspect of a blood vessel, comprising an elongate catheter body, an elongate tubular element extending proximally from an end of the proximal catheter body portion and an intraluminal mass collector configured for collecting an intraluminal... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090222038 - Medically acceptable formulation of a diisocyanate terminated macromer for use as an internal adhesive or sealant: The present invention is directed to a medically acceptable formulation comprising a diisocyanate terminated macromer or mixture thereof, and bio-absorbable desiccant comprising a hygroscopic and/or hydrophilic or combination thereof. The present invention is also directed to methods of use for such formulations for medical procedures.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090222037 - Ultrasonic vascular closure device: The present invention relates to the use of a low frequency ultrasonic device for the delivery and activation of collagen based foam sealants to a human and/or animal patient for sealing puncture wounds in vascular tissues. The ultrasonic vascular closure device comprises an ultrasonic generator, an ultrasound transducer, a chamber... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC
20090222039 - Suture with biological material: Sutures and methods of suturing with a surgical suture having a core made substantially of biological material (such as biopolymers or proteins, for example) and a cover surrounding the core. The section comprising the biological material may be provided adjacent at least a section of suture not comprising biological material.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090222040 - Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device: A device for attaching connective tissue to bone has a longitudinal axis and comprises an annular toggle member and a body member disposed distally of the toggle member, such that there is an axial space between the toggle member and the body member. The toggle member is movable between an... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation
20090222041 - Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device: A device for attaching connective tissue to bone has a longitudinal axis and comprises an annular toggle member and a body member disposed distally of the toggle member, such that there is an axial space between the toggle member and the body member. The toggle member is movable between an... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation
20090222042 - Implant kit for supporting a spinal column: An implant kit for supporting a spinal column comprises at least first and second support elements (8, 10, 12) for fixation to vertebrae of a spinal column, extending generally along the spinal column between spaced apart vertebrae. The kit includes a plurality of fixation devices for (i) fixing the support... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090222043 - Interspinous process spacer instrument system with deployment indicator: A percutaneous and minimally invasive instrument system for implanting an interspinous process spacer into a patient is disclosed. The insertion instrument system includes an inserter and a driver. The inserter is configured to releasably clamp to an interspinous process spacer for its delivery, implantation and deployment. The driver is configured... Agent: Rimas Lukas Vertiflex, Inc.
20090222046 - Minimally invasive retraction device having removable blades: A retraction device comprises at least one retracting blade and a pedicle screw. The retracting blade has a distal end having at least one projection with a passage for engaging a retention pin. The pedicle screw has a threaded body and a movable head. The movable head has at least... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090222045 - Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed as a co-molded part of the tulip of a pedicle screw assembly with opposed arms... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090222044 - Minimally invasive retractor screw and methods of use: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed as an integrally formed part of the tulip of a pedicle screw assembly with opposed... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090222047 - Implant for correcting skeletal mechanics: Deformities present on the end of a bone, for example the end of the metatarsal bone making up part of the metatarsocuneiform joint, can lead to deformities such as bunions. These deformities are treatable with an implant that comprises a plate with a wedge extending perpendicular from the plate. Following... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus
20090222048 - Method and apparatus for bone distraction plate: The described embodiments relate to a bone distraction plate device, which is surgically implanted, for the purpose of growing new bone through the process of distraction. The device comprises a prosthesis housing a screw mechanism that attaches to a threaded post, which extends through tissue from an onlay plate and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090222049 - Device for bone fixation with at least one through hole: A device for bone fixation defining at least one through hole extending therethrough, the through hole including first and second through apertures separated from one another by a first resilient element deformable radially outward from the first aperture to expand the first aperture and contract the second aperture, the second... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090222050 - Fixation system for bones with a sensor and telemetry system: Fixation system for bones with a connection support, at least one bone screw that can be inserted into a through hole of the connection support and a sensor and telemetry system, wherein the sensor and telemetry system is arranged on a separate plate, which can be connected with the connection... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20090222051 - Sps - fb bone plate screw fixation system: The present patent of invention that refers to a bone plate screw fixation. It refers to a system comprising a screw (3) and a plate (1) for bone synthesis, wherein the screw (3) after being placed in the bone in the final tight will stay blocked on the plate (1)... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLPPrevious industry: Surgery
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