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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100106143 - Apparatus, method and control program for ophthalmological, in particular, refractive laser surgery: Disclosed is an apparatus for opthalmological, in particular, refractive laser surgery, which aligns a required ablation profile on a specified corneal point, which it calculates from the image data of an eye tracker, taking account of the depth of the anterior chamber of the eye, including the depth of the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100106144 - Puncture device and method for controlling same: A puncture device 21 comprises capacitors 24 and 33 to which voltage is applied, a laser puncture unit 25 to which the output of these capacitors 24 and 33 is supplied, a trigger circuit 30 that applies a trigger voltage to the laser puncture unit 25, and a controller 35... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100106145 - Ablation technique for cosmetic surgery: A method of non-invasive treatment of the human body is described by ablating a muscle or a nerve controlling the muscle. The method comprises stimulating a muscle to emit an electromyographic signal. The electromyographic signal is detected to ascertain the location of the said muscle or alternatively the nerve. The... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20100106146 - Hand-held portable laser surgical device: A hand-held, portable diode laser surgical device includes a power supply, at least one laser diode, integral control interface and display, and a multi-component sterile, disposable tip apparatus featuring assembly for alignment of a self-contained optical fiber to the surgical device, and releasably locking assembly between the tip apparatus and... Agent: Law Offices Of Charles L. Thoeming Bielen, Lampe & Thoeming, P.A.
20100106147 - Surgical laser tip apparatus with alignment assembly: An assembly for alignment of a sterile, releasably locking optical tip assembly housing an optical fiber connection to a laser surgical device includes a conductive wire sensing element A second embodiment includes an emitter and a detector.... Agent: Law Offices Of Charles L. Thoeming Bielen, Lampe & Thoeming, P.A.
20100106148 - Cryosurgical fluid supply: Improved systems, devices, and methods for delivering cryogenic cooling fluid to cryosurgical probes such as cryosurgical endovascular balloon catheters take advantage of the transients during the initiation and termination of cryogenic fluid flow to moderate the treatment temperatures of tissues engaged by the probe. A flow limiting element along a... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100106149 - Apparatus for administering therapy at a remote location in the body: Devices suitable for insertion into a hollow anatomical structure within a patient for the purpose of ablating tissue within or surrounding the hollow structure so as to induce occlusion of the hollow structure are provided. The devices are in the form of guidewires with functional tips, that comprise at least... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20100106150 - Systems for treating a hollow anatomical structure: A working end of a catheter includes at least one therapeutic element, such as a resistive heating element, usable to deliver energy for ligating, or reducing the diameter of, a hollow anatomical structure. In certain examples, the catheter includes a lumen to accommodate a guide wire or to allow fluid... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group L.p. C/o I.p Legal Department Mark Kertz Esq.
20100106153 - Electrosurgical instrument with an ablation mode and a coagulation mode: Electrosurgical instruments are configured to selectively perform ablation or coagulation as desired. The electrosurgical instruments include at least two electrodes on the electrode probe that can be activated using an RF generator. The electrosurgical instruments are selectively switchable between an ablation mode and a coagulation mode by changing the amount... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100106152 - Endometrial ablation method: Systems and methods for endometrial ablation. The systems include a handle and elongated introducer sleeve extending to an expandable working end having a fluid-tight interior chamber. A thin dielectric wall surrounds at least a portion of the interior chamber and has an external surface for contacting endometrial tissue. The thin... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100106151 - Surgical instrument for performing controlled myotomies: A surgical instrument (1) for performing controlled myotomies, particularly for performing internal anal sphincterotomies, comprises a proximal handle portion (2), an elongate insertion shaft (3) connected with the handle portion (2) and extending distally therefrom, a distal incision tip (4) arranged at a distal end of the insertion shaft (3)... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100106155 - Ablation catheter: An ablation catheter 10 includes an elongate carrier 12. A first loop 14.1 is arranged at, or adjacent, a distal end of the carrier 12. At least one sensing electrode 40 is carried on the first loop 14.1 for sensing irregular electrical activity in a patient's body. At least one... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100106156 - Apparatus for treating venous insufficiency: A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards the vein, and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group L.p. C/o I.p Legal Department Mark Kertz Esq.
20100106157 - Medical manipulation apparatus: An active mechanism control apparatus includes a state detecting section which detects an output state of energy supplied to an energy treatment instrument by a status signal from an energy output apparatus. The state detecting section controls an energy output device, an active endoscope control section and an active treatment... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100106154 - Tracking system using field mapping: In some aspects, a method includes (i) securing multiple sets of current injecting electrodes to an organ in a patient's body, (ii) causing current to flow among the multiple sets of current injecting electrodes to generate a field in the organ, (iii) in response to current flow caused by the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100106158 - High-frequency surgical apparatus and high-frequency surgical method for closure of patent foramen ovale: A high-frequency surgical PFO closure apparatus used to treat patent foramen ovale in the heart includes a first and second electrodes which grasp living tissue of the patent foramen ovale; a high-frequency power supply section which supplies high-frequency power to the living tissue via the electrodes; an impedance measuring section... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100106201 - Load distribution crown: An apparatus for distributing the load caused by the insertion of a fastening device into bony tissue is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a crown having a plurality of protrusions. The protrusions may have any desired physical properties, and function to obtain purchase in the bony tissue. Preferably,... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20100106203 - Methods and apparatuses for facilitating percutaneous fusion: A delivery mechanism comprising a dilator, catheter, lumen or the like is provided to allow a filler material to be injected to a gap in a partially fused intervertebral disc space to allow correction of the incomplete, partial, or deteriorated fusion.... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP (lanx, Inc.) Intellectual Property Department
20100106202 - System and method for distal radioulnar joint resurfacing with dynamic fixation: A joint resurfacing system for repairing defects in the articular surface of the distal radioulnar joint. The system includes a hemiarthroplasty implant device for the ulna resulting in minimal removal of the underlying bone. The implant device includes a curved body, an interior surface and an opposed exterior surface, where... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20100106159 - Inserter for minimally invasive joint surgery having an interchangeable prosthesis engaging piston: An acetabular inserter (10) aids a surgeon in controlling the installation of an acetabular cup prosthesis (11) having a central, female aperture (13). The inserter includes an inserter head (20), a housing (12) and a locking mechanism. The housing (12) is attached to the inserter head, the housing enclosing a... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20100106160 - Intraocular lens injection systems and methods: An embodiment of an injector for an intraocular lens includes an injector body having a longitudinal axis. The body includes a first housing configured to receive the lens and a second housing configured to move relative to the first housing in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The injector also... Agent: Knobbe, Martson, Olson & Bear LLP
20100106162 - Flexible embolic device delivery system: The present invention provides an embolic assembly delivery apparatus having superior flexibility characteristics at its distal end, that is, at the point of attachment of the embolic assembly to the delivery apparatus. It also provides a method of using the apparatus to deliver an embolic assembly to a target site... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100106161 - Surgical methods, devices, and kits: Devices and techniques for establishing button-hole openings in arteriovenous fistula (or other target site located in the interior of a subject's body), without requiring the same nurse or technician to prepare the patient in the first several sessions, utilizing or encompassing a first button-hole forming device including in sequence: an... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC
20100106163 - Uterine manipulator assemblies and related components and methods: A uterine manipulator includes an elongate shaft and a tip hub. The elongate shaft has a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end is configured to be inserted into a vagina. The tip hub is disposed at the distal end and is configured to releasably receive and support... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100106164 - Retrieval basket with releasable tip: A medical retrieval device is used to retrieve and/or fragment stones (and/or other objects) from the body of a patient. The device has a retrieval basket with a releasable tip. The tip release is designed to release in a controlled pre-determined manner and under a predetermined force before any other... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100106165 - Retention device, medical robot and method to set the tool center point of a medical robot: In a retention device, a medical robot and a method to set the tool center point of a medical robot, the retention device has a fixing device to fix the head of a person held by the retention device. The fixing device provides an indication of the position of the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100106166 - Methods and devices for applying mulitple suture anchors: Methods and devices are provided for deploying and applying multiple suture anchors. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided having a shaft configured to be introduced into a body, e.g., through a scoping device, and to deliver a plurality of suture anchors, each having a suture attached thereto, into... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100106168 - Biopsy devices and methods: An improved system for mammography analysis and methods of using the same. In one aspect, a clip comprises a first portion and at least one additional second portion connected to the first portion, the first and second portions adapted for elastic deformation for engaging tissue. In anther aspect, an improved... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20100106167 - Flexible clip applier: A clip applier includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. Further, the distal end of the shaft includes a flexible tool having at least two rails connected to each other by at least one jointed connection, and the at least two rails configured to rotate about... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100106169 - Meniscal repair systems and methods: A device for repairing a tear in a portion of tissue comprises a proximal actuator portion, a transfer needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion and a catch needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. A suture needle is disposed in the transfer needle, and is extendable from... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100106170 - Suture sleeve and a method for implanting one or two leads into a vein: For a suture sleeve and implantation method for one or two implantable leads, the suture sleeve is adapted to be inserted into a vein to secure and protect the lead from damage when a suture thread is positioned and tied around the vein in the region over the suture sleeve... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100106172 - Mechanical anastomosis system for hollow structures: A system for making anastomoses between hollow structures by mechanical means is provided with a device in the shape of an annular or tubular element comprising circumferentially provided means, such as pin-shaped elements, for joining the abutting walls of the hollow structures together. An applicator is intended for moving said... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100106171 - Transcaval mesenteric venous anastomosis and access system: Disclosed is a system for creating an anastomosis between the inferior vena cava (IVC) and the mesenteric portal vein. The system includes an anastomosis device and a catheter. The anastomosis device brings the IVC and the portal vein into apposition. The resulting anastomosis enables treatment for portal hypertension as well... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100106173 - Ultrasonic surgical device: There is disclosed an ultrasonic surgical instrument which comprises a sheath having a distal end and a proximal end and an ultrasonic probe to be inserted into the sheath, the ultrasonic probe having an interpolating portion positioned in the sheath and a hook-like treatment portion arranged in the distal end... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100106174 - Lancing device and multi-lancet cartridge: A medical lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge. The lancing device includes a drive mechanism, an activation mechanism, and an advancing mechanism. The advancing mechanism includes a linear-pull slide that is moved in and out to operate an indexing ratchet mechanism, a cam-guided charger mechanism, and a cam-guided lancet... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20100106175 - Method and device for graft fenestration: The present invention provides a method of creating fenestrations in situ through a body wall of a covered stent or endograft lumen. The fenestration is aligned with a side branch of the body lumen. The created fenestration of the graft is in communication with a side branch. That is the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100106177 - Transseptal puncture apparatus: Devices and methods for performing a transeptal puncture procedure are described. In certain embodiments, the device includes a blunt outer needle, and a second inner needle disposed longitudinally through the lumen of the outer needle, wherein the inner needle is flexible, e.g., has a flexible portion and/or a bend or... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100106176 - Trocar obturator: A trocar obturator includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft also includes an outer surface. A tip member is secured to the distal end of the shaft, the tip member including a first end and a second end, as well as an outer surface.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC
20100106179 - Devices and methods for preventing distal embolization using flow reversal and perfusion augmentation within the cerebral vasculature: Methods of using a medical device having catheter with one or more expandable constricting/occluding members for preventing distal embolization during extracranial or intracranial carotid procedures or vertebral artery procedures by augmenting collateral cerebral circulation by coarctation of the aorta to enhance reversal of blood flow in an internal carotid artery,... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7
20100106178 - Vascular plugs: Certain aspects of the present invention provide devices for occluding vascular vessels. In some preferred forms, these devices are able to move from a first condition to a less compact, second condition in a vascular vessel so as to fully or partially prevent fluid from passing through the vessel. One... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100106182 - Angioplasty device with embolic filter: An angioplasty device has a filter associated with it to capture embolic particles that may be broken free during an angioplasty procedure. In one embodiment the embolic filter has a frame in which struts are connected to end rings and to each other by a plurality of interconnected oval members.... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20100106180 - Apparatus and method for treating an aneurysm: In an apparatus and method for treating an aneurysm, a flow control member is positioned within a blood vessel at least in part upstream of an aneurysm and extending radially inward of the blood vessel wall into the flow path of blood flowing within the blood vessel. The flow control... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100106181 - In-situ filter: Apparatus is provided including a filter (30) configured for placement into a body of a patient, in a vicinity of a site including cancerous tissue (28). The filter (30) comprises an attachment surface (34) configured to capture particles (26) administered to treat the tissue (28). Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100106183 - Surgical instrument: The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable motion... Agent: David M. Driscoll, Esq.
20100106185 - Devices, systems, and methods for endoscopic gastric magnetic restriction: A device, system and method for providing tissue and organ restriction. A device is described with respect to restricting gastric capacity while avoiding nutritional deficiencies and other complications. Additionally, a system and method are described for using the device to restrict gastric capacity to perform a non surgical gastric procedure.... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100106184 - Reduced-pressure, abdominal treatment systems and methods: A reduced-pressure abdominal treatment system has an open-cavity treatment device for providing reduced-pressure treatment proximate a patient's abdominal contents; a deep-tissue closure device for applying a closing force on a deep-tissue wound on a patient's fascia; a surface-wound closure subsystem for providing a closing force on a surface wound on... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100106187 - Modular, reduced-pressure, wound-closure systems and methods: A modular, reduced-pressure, wound-closure system for providing a closing force on a surface would includes a flexible strap operable to be formed into a closed loop inbound and around the surface wound and a plurality of modular closing members coupled to the flexible strap. A reduced-pressure source is fluidly coupled... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100106188 - Modular, reduced-pressure, wound-closure systems and methods: A modular, reduced-pressure, wound-closure system for generating a closing force on a surface wound on a patient includes a sealed contracting member, a plurality of attachment base members, and a plurality of connecting members. The combination of the plurality of attachment base members and plurality of connecting members forms a... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100106186 - Reduced-pressure, deep-tissue closure systems and methods: A reduced-pressure, deep-tissue closure device for applying a closing force on a deep tissue includes a contractible matrix that is formed with a first plurality of apertures and which has a first side and a second, inward-facing side. The contractible matrix is for disposing proximate to the deep tissue. A... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100106189 - Anchor with two member securing mechanism for attaching an elongated member to a bone: A device to attach an elongated member to a bone in a patient with the device including a receiver with arms that are spaced apart that form a channel sized to receive the elongated member, and a groove on an inner surface of at least one of the arms. A... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100106191 - Conical interspinous apparatus and a method of performing interspinous distraction: A conical interspinous apparatus comprising: an insertion portion with a proximal end, a distal end, and conical screw-shaped grooves configured to distract two adjacent spinous processes; a shaft portion, coupled to the distal end of the insertion portion, and having a smaller cross-section than a cross-section at the distal end... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20100106190 - Support insert associated with spinal vertebrae: An insert for establishing a desired spacing between a pair of succeeding vertebrae and having a body including an extending end for supporting a location associated with a first selected lumbar vertebrae. An opposite extending end supports a spaced apart and opposing location associated with a second successively positioned lumbar... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100106192 - System and method for aligning vertebrae in the amelioration of aberrant spinal column deviation condition in patients requiring the accomodation of spinal column growth or elongation: A system and method for ameliorating spinal column anomalies, such as scoliosis, while accommodating growth of juvenile patients, which include pedicle screws and an extendable telescopic spinal rod of non-circular cross section. Each pedicle screw includes spinal rod engagement means of complementary shape to the spinal rod for allowing longitudinal... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20100106193 - System and method for aligning vertebrae in the amelioration of aberrant spinal column deviation conditions in patients requiring the accomodation of spinal column growth or elongation: A system and method for ameliorating spinal column anomalies, such as scoliosis, while accommodating growth of juvenile patients, includes pedicle screws and a spinal rod of non-circular cross section. Each pedicle screw includes spinal rod engagement mean for achieving a slide-only engagement between each segment of said spinal rod that... Agent: David G. Henry Patton Boggs LLP
20100106195 - Low profile spinal tethering methods: Methods and devices for treating spinal deformities are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a low-profile spinal anchoring device is provided for receiving a spinal fixation element, such as a tether, therethrough. The device generally includes a staple body that is adapted to seat a spinal fixation element, a fastening element... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100106194 - Stabilizing a spinal anatomical structure: Methods and devices for stabilizing spinal anatomical structures. Some example methods may include introducing a curved segment of an elongate fastener placement rod adjacent to a spinal anatomical structure, providing a fastener at the leading end of the curved segment, and/or securing the fastener in place with respect to the... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20100106196 - Method and system for attaching a plate to a bone: A method for attaching a plate to a bone is described. A guide tool having a through bore and at least one distal locating feature is provided. The distal locating feature of the guide tool is placed into a predetermined relationship with the plate. A fastener is engaged with a... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100106197 - Bone plate for use in a surgical procedure: A bone plate for use in a surgical procedure, in particular an osteotomy comprises a fixation portion provided with at least one opening adapted to receive a fastening device for fastening the fixation portion to a bone of a patient. A guiding portion of the bone plate having a guiding... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100106198 - Nerve stimulating bone screw: A nerve stimulating bone screw is disclosed and can include a shaft that can have a continuous thread formed thereon and a distal end. A head can be attached to the shaft. Also, the nerve stimulating bone screw can include a first conductor that can extend through the shaft. The... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100106199 - Venting/pressure adjustment to aid in delivery of material into an anatomic region via a cannula: A cannulated and possibly fenestrated device for injection of material into bone can be dangerous because large, uncontrolled pressures are introduced during injection into a somewhat closed system, and material may extrude undesirably or emboli may be introduced. Methods and devices are described for providing venting of pressure upon injection... Agent: Neil R. Crawford
20100106200 - Bone screws and particular applications to sacroiliac joint fusion: Procedures for the fusion of the sacroiliac joint advantageously make use of an implant selected to distract the joint upon insertion and to maintain or increase tension upon insertion. The implant can have a varying structure along its length. In some method described herein for fusing the sacroiliac joint using... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC Suite 200004/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100100081 - Integration of surgical instrument and display device for assisting in image-guided surgery: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)
20100100082 - Surgical operation apparatus: A surgical operation apparatus comprises an operation apparatus main body having a control section, a plurality of switches which is provided in the operation apparatus main body and operated by a user, a switch detection circuit which is connected to the control section and also connected to the switches and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100100080 - System and method for voice activation of surgical instruments: The present invention provides a system and method for operating a surgical console and/or a device attached to the surgical console, and embodiment of the method comprising the steps of: enabling a voice command channel at the surgical console; receiving a voice command trigger; receiving a voice command; confirming the... Agent: Alcon
20100100083 - Method of treatment for dermatologic disorders: A method of treating acne using lower light intensity, fewer blue light treatments, and no photodynamic or photosensitizing agents is provided.... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20100100084 - Hybrid ultrafast laser surgery and growth factor stimulation for ultra-precision surgery with healing.: The present invention relates to methods for laser surgery and growth factor stimulation for ultra-precision surgery with healing. The method is achieved by cutting biological tissue using an ultrafast laser, which produces laser pulses less than 10 picosecond in duration, to induce a cold ablation process in order to avoid... Agent: Miller Thomson LLP
20100100086 - Satellite-platformed electromagnetic energy treatment device: A satellite platform facilitates the dividing of a laser system into functional modules, and operates to provide one or more of the functional modules directly into (e.g., closer toward) a user's operational space. In a typical implementation, the satellite platform pairs two or more of the functional modules into a... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100100085 - Waveguides with aiming mechanisms: Disclosed are radiation systems and methods, including a system that includes a waveguide to direct radiation from a first radiation source, a covering to cover at least part of the waveguide and one or more optical fibers embedded in the covering to direct radiation from a second radiation source. Also... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100100089 - Actuation system and actuation method: An actuation system is disclosed for actuating an ablation instrument for an ablation process in a tissue volume. In at least one embodiment, the actuation system includes: an input interface for image data of the tissue volume; an identification unit for identifying a target tissue using the image data; a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100100088 - Cryosurgical probe with adjustable sliding apparatus: A cryosurgical probe assembly that includes a gas delivery assembly, including a stem and a fluid conduit subassembly bonded to the stem. The fluid conduit subassembly delivers and returns cooling fluid used for cryogenic cooling. The fluid conduit subassembly, comprises a shaft for providing a heat exchange surface for cryogenic... Agent: Lawrence N. Ginsberg
20100100087 - Providing cryotherapy with a balloon catheter having a non-uniform thermal profile: A cryotherapy catheter can include an elongate member and an inflatable balloon portion at a distal end of the elongate member. The inflatable balloon portion can have an external surface and an interior chamber, and the external surface can include a cooling region and a thermally insulated region. The interior... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100100090 - Thermotherapy application and control system: Apparatus for applying thermotherapy to a part of the human or animal body comprising an applicator having a flexible enclosure in which thermal energy transfer fluid can circulate, a connector for connecting the applicator to a control system, an interface layer for providing a thermally conductive interface between the flexible... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100100092 - Apparatus and method for selectively heating a deposit in fatty tissue in a body: Heat treatment is applied to tissue in need of such treatment which is surrounded by tissue not in need of such treatment, by positioning a deposit within the surrounding tissue adjacent the tissue in need of treatment. The dielectric constant and/or the conductivity of the deposit is greater than that... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100100091 - Tissue ablation systems: Tissue is treated using a radiofrequency power supply connected to an applicator having a chamber filled with an electrically non-conductive gas surrounded by a thin dielectric wall. A radiofrequency voltage is applied at a level sufficient to ionize the gas into a plasma and to capacitively couple the ionized plasma... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100100093 - System and method for controlled tissue heating for destruction of cancerous cells: Methods and systems for delivering electrical energy for controlled heating or hyperthermia to a target tissue of a patient for destruction of cancerous cells or tissue.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100100094 - Tissue ablation methods: Tissue is treated using a radiofrequency power supply connected to an applicator having a chamber filled with an electrically non-conductive gas surrounded by a thin dielectric wall. A radiofrequency voltage is applied at a level sufficient to ionize the gas into a plasma and to capacitively couple the ionized plasma... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100100095 - Fluid-assisted medical device: The invention provides a medical device that includes a housing, a tubular member extending from the distal end of the housing, a first arm extending from the distal end of the tubular member, the first arm including a first electrode, a second arm extending from the distal end of the... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100100096 - External fixator: A fixator for use in the reconstruction of acute, chronic and traumatic injuries to the upper and lower extremities. The fixator has a unique clamping system that allows for the snapping in of pins and rails, and for multi-planar fixation of bones.... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20100100097 - Instruments for preparing bone implants: A system for preparing a bone implant includes a chisel and a cutting guide. The chisel includes a handle includes an elongate body having a distal end and a proximal end. A chisel head is connected to the distal end of the handle. The chisel head includes a stop and... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20100100098 - Apparatus and methods for removal of intervertebral disc tissues: Apparatus and methods for removing tissue from an intervertebral disc are disclosed. The apparatus can include an elongated guide tube, a rotary cutting member and a drive shaft. Other apparatus can include an elongated guide tube, an inner guide tube, a cutting head, a rotary cutting member and a drive... Agent: Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A.
20100100138 - Endoscopic insturments and mehod for delivery of spinal implant: Instruments and methods for the installation of spinal implants (10, 10′, 10″). Osteotomes (50, 74, 90, 150) are provided for establishing a datum and pre-cutting the vertebra (30) and covering tissue. Insertion instruments (100, 100′, 200) are provided for holding, aligning, placing, and inserting the spinal implant (10, 10′, 10″).... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100100140 - Insertion tool for a vertebral defect device: An insertion tool for a vertebral defect device having upper and lower openings includes a first finger sized and shaped to cooperatively engage the upper opening. A second finger is sized and shaped to cooperatively engage the lower opening. An outer surface of each finger is shaped to match a... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100100141 - Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion: A method for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis into a space between two vertebrae involves inserting the prosthesis partway into the space under constraint to prevent endplates of the prosthesis from articulating, releasing the prosthesis from constraint, and inserting the unconstrained prosthesis farther into the space. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100100139 - Removal of prostheses: An apparatus to aid removal of a prosthetic implant (2, 62) cemented into bone comprises an adapter (5, 35, 45, 55) to engage a proximal end (9, 63) of the implant (2, 62), a clamp screw (1, 6, 56) to hold said engaged end (9, 63) to the adapter (5,... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100100142 - Introducer with dissection function for pectus excavatum repair operation: Disclosed herein is an introducer with a dissection function for correction of pectus excavatum, which can form a passageway in the chest to insert a correcting metal bar thereinto in an operation to correct pectus excavatum, which is a sort of chest deformity. The introducer includes: an induction pipe having... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell
20100100099 - Curable material transfer and delivery device: An apparatus and method for transferring curable material to an injector to convenient deliver the curable material to a patient. The apparatus contains a mixing chamber for mixing a liquid component and a powder component to form a curable material. The curable material is transferred to an injector to when... Agent: Carefusion Corp./bhgl
20100100101 - Operating instrument for a height-adjustable spinal implant: A height-adjustable implant for insertion between vertebrae, includes first and second sleeve parts which are rotationally fixed in coaxial alignment and interconnected in an axially displaceable manner. The first sleeve part has an internal thread. A nut is positioned coaxially in an inner space surrounded by the sleeve parts and... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100100100 - Surgical instrument and method of use for inserting an implant between two bones: The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly and an elongate body that has first and second ends with the first end being located adjacent to the handle assembly and the second end being moveably connected to an implant engagement assembly. The surgical instrument also has a length control mechanism that... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100100102 - Method and apparatus for constant force tensor/ligament balancer: A tensor/ligament balancer for use in measuring a gap existing between an anatomy is provided. The tensor/ligament balancer can include a first paddle. The tensor/ligament balancer can also include a second paddle movable relative to the first paddle. The tensor/ligament balancer can further include a biasing member operable to apply... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100100104 - Systems for reducing pressure in an organ: Methods, system and apparatus for relieving pressure in an organ such as, but not limited to, the eye are disclosed. The method includes implanting a bioabsorbable channel into the selected area of the organ using a delivery apparatus.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100100103 - Torque device with side attachment: A device for manual manipulation of a guidewire including a generally cylindrical, integrally formed, compressible element arranged along a longitudinal axis and being compressible transversely to the longitudinal axis and having first, second and third, respectively uncompressed, fully compressed and partially compressed operative orientations, the element in the fully compressed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100100105 - Apparatus and method for treating occluded infection collections of the digestive tract: A device and method for treating an occluded infection collection along the digestive tract with a stent delivered to an appendix, diverticulum or other anatomical structure of the digestive tract. A device and method to remove an obstruction from an occluded infection collection along the digestive tract with an obstruction... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100100106 - Monorail neuro-microcatheter for delivery of medical devices to treat stroke, processes and products thereby: Devices, processes and systems facilitate and enable treatment of acute stroke conditions, providing reperfusion while therapy is made available by preserving structure in the arterial tree. Using a Rapid Exchange approach with at least dual lumens in a microcatheter facilitates embolus/clot removal without damaging sensitive vasculature.... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20100100108 - Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/evalve Inc. (020489)
20100100107 - Systems and methods for cerebrospinal fluid repair: A system and method for treating a defect. The system may comprise a first expandable barrier insertable into a defect interior space in a compact state and then expanded once positioned inside the defect. The first expandable barrier is expanded to be positioned against the inner surface of the defect.... Agent: Imds, Inc.
20100100109 - Method and apparatus for modifying the exit orifice of a satiation pouch: A prosthetic device is described that is positionable within the gastro-esophageal junction region of a patient. The prosthetic device includes a proximal opening and a distal orifice that is adjustable in size prior to and/or following implantation. During use, the prosthetic device is attached to tissue of the gastro-esophageal junction... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100100110 - Eccentric abrading and cutting head for high-speed rotational atherectomy devices: The invention provides a rotational atherectomy device having, in various embodiments, a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with at least one flexible or inflexible eccentric enlarged abrading and cutting head attached thereto which comprises an abrasive surface. When placed against stenotic tissue and rotated at high speed, the eccentric nature... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20100100111 - Apparatus and method for surgery: The disclosure pertains to a surgical implement that has a gripping end and a surgical end. The surgical end includes a first side, a second side opposite the first side and a pointed distal end wherein the first side and the distal end are blunt and the second side has... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd
20100100112 - Sensing arrangement for control of powered cutting device: Sensing arrangements for a handpiece sense suction pressure or fluid flow within a suction path to determine the position of a movable cutting element relative to a fixed cutting element of a cutting accessory. A controller calculates actual speed of the movable cutting element from measured pressure or measured fluid... Agent: Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20100100113 - Lancet for blood collection and puncture needle unit: A lancet having a slider with a puncture needle holding mechanism at one end thereof, and having a cam ring with a continuous cam groove, rotatable about a support shaft, and with a cam ring claw and an anti-return claw restricting the rotation. The lancet also having a ring spring... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100100114 - Inflatable tissue elevator and expander: A surgical instrument including a fixed or removable handle and a tubular member having a lumen extending therethrough with an apertures at its proximal end and a blunt dissecting distal tip. An access window in a distal portion of the instrument is formed through the wall of the tubular member... Agent: John S. Hale Gipple & Hale
20100100115 - Foam filled intragastric balloon for treating obesity: An apparatus and method comprising one or more intragastric balloons comprising a foam material disposed within the gastric lumen of a mammal. When the foam material is disposed within the one or more balloons, the one or more intragastric balloons are configured to prevent the intragastric device from passing through... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100100117 - Intragastric device: An implant configured for ingestion by a patient. After the implant has been swallowed by the patient and is disposed within the target location, e.g. the patient's stomach, an inflation subcomponent causes the implant to expand from a compact delivery state to an expanded, volume-occupying, deployed state. In the deployed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100100116 - Intragastric volume-occupying device and method for fabricating same: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100100118 - Systems and methods for vascular filter retrieval: Apparatus and methods for retrieving a vascular filter from a vessel are provided wherein a retrieval adapter is delivered to a treatment site concurrently along with an interventional device to reduce the number of steps required to remove the vascular filter. The retrieval adapter also reduces the possibility of entangling... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100100120 - Devices and methods for controlling bleeding: A compression or tourniquet device can include a frame which has a first arm and a support arm and a pad mounted on the first arm. The position of the first arm can be laterally and vertically adjustable on the frame relative to the brace arm. The device can be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100100119 - Mechanical vein lifter: Devices for applying an intermittent pressure to a skin surface are provided. The device includes a housing, a drive mechanism at least partially disposed within the housing, and a pressing portion operatively coupled to the drive mechanism. The pressing portion may include at least one pressing element configured for applying... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100100121 - Method for treating pain: Disclosed herein is a method of treating pain of a subject. The method is characterized in having the steps of providing treatments not directly onto a pain point, but onto at least one correlative treatment point, to reduce the pain of the subject.... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis
20100100122 - Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy: A forceps for sealing tissue includes a housing a having one or more shafts that extend therefrom configured to support an end effector assembly at a distal end thereof. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members each having a sealing plate with tissue engaging surfaces adapted... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100100123 - Hemostatic implant: The present disclosure relates to hemostatic implants including a porous substrate having a first hydrogel precursor and a second hydrogel precursor applied thereto in a manner such that the first hydrogel precursor and second hydrogel precursor do not react with each other until the implant is placed at the site... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100100124 - Bioabsorbable surgical composition: Compounds are provided which can form bioabsorbable compositions useful as adhesives and/or sealants for medical/surgical applications.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100100125 - Suture needle and suture assembly: The present invention provides a suture needle and suture assembly for use in surgery. The suture needle comprises a curvilinear, arched shaft tapering at both ends to form tips for impalement. A groove for housing the suture is provided on the needle approximately equally remotely located from the tips and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100100126 - Knotless suture anchor and method for knotlessly securing tissues: A method for securing first and second tissues with a suture anchor comprising the steps of forming a borehole in the first tissue; threading a suture through the second tissue forming a loop in the suture with the tissue thereby secured in the loop, the loop defining two suture portions;... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100100129 - Knotless suture anchor and method for knotlessly securing tissues: A method for securing first and second tissues with a suture anchor comprising the steps of forming a borehole in the first tissue; threading a suture through the second tissue forming a loop in the suture with the tissue thereby secured in the loop, the loop defining two suture portions;... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100100128 - Methods and apparatus for preventing migration of sutures through transosseous tunnels: An improved method for attaching soft tissue to bone by passing a suture through an opening in the bone, e.g., a transosseous tunnel, and affixing the soft tissue with the suture. The improvement, for preventing the suture from migrating through the bone at the end of the opening, includes placing... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100100127 - Variable tension post fixation: A variable tension post fixation device includes an outer body including a shaft, a tip, and a central core, and an inner body including a suture hole and configured to be advanceable within the central core, wherein the outer body is configured for allowing insertion of the outer body into... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100100130 - Device and method for correcting a spinal deformity: A device and method for correcting a spinal deformity are provided. A spinal implant for correcting a spinal deformity includes a multipoint connector that connects to at least one vertebra of a spine at a plurality of locations and a force directing device that applies a force to the vertebra... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100100133 - Device and method for correcting a spinal deformity: A method for correcting a spinal deformity is provided. A spinal implant for correcting a spinal deformity includes a multipoint connector that connects to at least one vertebra of a spine at a plurality of locations and a force directing device that applies a force to the vertebra through the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100100131 - Spinal buttress plate: A spinal buttress plate includes a body having a top surface and a bottom surface and including an annular lip, a ledge, and a pair of teeth. The annular lip defines an opening. The annular lip and the opening are adapted to engage a screw for facilitating the securement of... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100100132 - System and methods for improved access to vertebral bodies for kyphoplasty, vertebroplsaty, vertebral body biopsy or screw placement: A method of determining the size and/or placement of screws or other instruments in pedicles during surgery in a selected spinal area, comprising generating a dimensionally true three-dimensional image of the bony spine in the selected spinal area; hollowing out the vertebra in the three-dimensional image with cortical wall thicknesses... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100100134 - Angulated locking plate/screw interface: A system for lockably engaging bone screws into a fixation plate may include a locking fixation plate including a threaded screw hole defined by an inner surface surrounding the threaded screw hole, the inner surface comprising an upper countersink and a threaded portion, the threaded portion comprising a pair of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100100135 - Bone fixation device having an expandable anchor: An apparatus includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member. The first elongate member has a proximal end portion that includes a threaded portion, and a distal end portion that includes a retention portion. The retention portion of the first elongate member is configured to deform when moved... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100100136 - Poly-axial pedicle scre implements and lock screw therefor: A lock screw assembly for use with a pedicle screw assembly comprises a lock screw and an upper saddle. The lock screw includes a fastening tool engaging structure at a first end portion thereof and an upper saddle receiving structure at a second end portion thereof. The upper saddle is... Agent: David Odell Simmons
20100100137 - Dynamic anchor assembly for connecting elements in spinal surgical procedures: Devices and methods include a multi-axial anchor assembly engageable to a vertebra and a connecting element positionable through a receiver of the anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a flexible member between the receiver and an anchor member of the anchor assembly, thereby providing a flexible joint in the anchor... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100094263 - Connector hub assembly: The present disclosure relates to a connector hub assembly. The connector hub assembly includes a housing and a retention device. The housing has a connector bank having one or more input ports and one or more output ports, that are defined therein. The input ports are configured to operably connect... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094262 - Real-time surgical reference indicium apparatus and methods for surgical applications: Described herein are apparatus and associated methods for the generation of at least one user adjustable, accurate, real-time, virtual surgical reference indicium. The apparatus includes one or more real-time, multidimensional visualization modules, one or more processors configured to produce real-time, virtual surgical reference indicia, and at least one user control... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100094264 - Ophthalmological apparatus for breakdown of eye tissue: An opthalmological apparatus for breakdown of eye tissue includes a base station with a light source for generating light pulses, a support arm, with an application head that can be placed onto an eye, is mounted on the base station. The light pulses are transmitted from the base station to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100094265 - Automated laser-treatment system with real time integrated 3d vision system for laser debridement and the like: A method for automated treatment of an area of skin of a patient with laser energy. The method including: identifying the area to be treated with the laser; modeling the identified area of the skin to be treated; and controlling the laser to direct laser energy to within the modeled... Agent: Thomas Spinelli, Esq.
20100094267 - Confined beam laser liposuction handpiece: A cannula for a liposuction device includes a laser energy source for liquefying, emulsifying or softening fatty tissue at the cutting windows inside the distal tip end of the cannula. The energy source provides laser energy through an optical fiber positioned within said interior region of the cannula and extending... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20100094266 - Laser activated micro accelerator platform: A resonant laser powered micro accelerator platform capable of producing relativistic or near relativistic electrons and, optionally, x-rays. The apparatus has a pair of parallel slab-symmetric dielectric slabs that are separated by a narrow vacuum gap that is preferably tapered. The slabs have a top surface with reflective layers with... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100094268 - Indirect fluid flow measurement: A method for ablating tissue comprising controlling a heating element using a variable phase angle control to heat an ablation fluid to a desired temperature and determining a heating percentage corresponding to a percentage of a maximum available heating power represented by a current level of power supplied to the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100094270 - Method and apparatus for tissue ablation: The present invention is directed toward a device that performs ablation of tissue. The device has a catheter with a shaft through which an ablative agent can travel, a first positioning element attached to the catheter shaft at a first position and a second positioning element attached to the catheter... Agent: Patentmetrix
20100094269 - Systems and methods for navigating an instrument through bone: System and methods are shown having a tube-within-tube assembly with a deployable curved deflectable tube or cannula that deploys from a straight cannula or trocar. The curved cannula has pre-curved distal end to create an angular range of 0° to 180° when fully deployed from the straight trocar. The curve... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100094272 - Antenna assemblies for medical applications: A device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes a helical antenna assembly that includes a helical antenna radiating section having a helical antenna element. The helical antenna assembly is capable of operating in at least one of a first mode of operation for directing energy to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094273 - Antenna assemblies for medical applications: A device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes a monopole antenna assembly that includes a monopole antenna radiating section having a monopole antenna element surrounded by a dielectric material. The monopole antenna assembly also includes a ground plane disposed at a proximal end of the monopole... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094271 - Apparatus, system and method for monitoring tissue during an electrosurgical procedure: A system for monitoring and/or controlling tissue modification during an electrosurgical procedure is provided. The system includes an electrosurgical apparatus adapted to connect to an electrosurgical generator. The electrosurgical apparatus configured to transmit energy to tissue. The system also includes a control system having one or more electromagnetic wave sources... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094275 - Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit: A system and method for performing electrosurgical procedures are disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue in form of one or more electrosurgical waveforms having a crest factor and a duty cycle. The system also includes sensor circuitry adapted to measure impedance and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094274 - Methods, system and appartus for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of biological rhythm disorders: Method, system and apparatus to detect, diagnose and treat biological rhythm disorders. In preferred particularly desirable embodiment relating to the real-time detection of heart rhythm disorders, this invention identifies localized sources for complex rhythms including atrial fibrillation to guide the localized application of energy to modify the source and treat... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100094276 - Electrosurgical apparatus and method for controlling electrosurgical apparatus: A high-frequency cauterization power source is an electrosurgical apparatus for joining biological tissues. The electrosurgical apparatus includes a high frequency power supply portion for supplying a high frequency power that is applied to biological tissues; a detection portion for detecting a voltage and a current of a high frequency power... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100094278 - Capsularhexis device with flexible heating element: A capsularhexis device comprises a resistive-heating element formed from an electrically resistive, superelastic wire formed into a loop. A bare surface of this loop is applied to the anterior capsule and electrically heated to define a rhexis boundary, such that a smooth circular or oval capsule portion may be removed.... Agent: Alcon
20100094279 - Circuit for a catheter or sheath and method of forming same: A circuit (10, 110, 210) configured for connecting an electrode (28, 126, 228) to a catheter or sheath is disclosed. The circuit (10, 110, 210) includes a member (12, 112, 212) having a longitudinal axis (14, 214) and configured to extend along at least a portion of the length of... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global
20100094280 - Eye therapy system: A system includes a conducting element that conducts energy from an energy source to apply therapy to an eye. The system includes a covering configured to be removably attached to the conducting element. The covering has an interface surface that is positionable at an eye. At least a portion of... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20100094277 - High-frequency surgical device and method: A high-frequency surgical device includes: a treatment section provided with electrodes for supplying high-frequency power to living tissue of a patent foramen ovale; a high-frequency power supplying section for supplying high-frequency power to living tissue around the electrodes through the electrodes; a blood flow detecting section for detecting intracardiac blood... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100094281 - Radio frequency ablation servo catheter and method: A system that interfaces with a workstation endocardial mapping system allows for the rapid and successful ablation of cardiac tissue. The system allows a physician to see a representation of the physical location of a catheter in a representation of an anatomic model of the patient's heart. The workstation is... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department
20100094282 - Electrosurgical apparatus and method of controlling electrosurgical apparatus: An electrosurgical apparatus in the present invention has a high frequency power generation section which generates high frequency power to be applied to a living tissue, a voltage detection section which detects the voltage of the high frequency power, a current detection section which detects the current of the high... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100094283 - Multifunctional telescopic monopolar/bipolar surgical device and method therefore: A multifunctional telescopic monopolar/bipolar electrosurgery pencil is disclosed for use with an electrosurgery unit (ESU). The monopolar/bipolar electrosurgery pencil includes a bipolar electrode having an insulator sandwiched between an active electrode and a return electrode wherein the bipolar electrode is connected to a handpiece capable of alternately effectuating cutting and... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100094284 - Organ incision method: A method of making an incision in an organ includes piercing, by a puncture needle having a proximal end and a distal end, an abdominal wall and an organ that is to be incised, disposing, via the puncture needle, an electrode, to which a first end of a cable is... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100094285 - System and method for controlling electrosurgical snares: A system and method for controlling electrosurgical snares are disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical instrument having an elongate tubular sheath having proximal and distal ends, the sheath having a longitudinal axis defined therethrough and a shaft having proximal and distal ends. The shaft extends through and is axially movable... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094286 - Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A bipolar forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending therefrom including an end effector assembly at a distal end thereof The end effector assembly has a wheel assembly opposing a jaw member and having a pair of opposing wheels configured to facilitate movement of the wheel assembly relative to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094287 - Apparatus, system, and method for performing an endoscopic electrosurgical procedure: A bipolar forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft that extends therefrom. The housing includes a drive assembly operable to reciprocate an actuation tube within the shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of first and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094288 - System and method for delivering high current to electrosurgical device: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical power and an electrosurgical device coupled to the electrosurgical generator. The electrosurgical device includes a transformer and one or more active electrodes coupled thereto, wherein the transformer is adapted to step down the voltage of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100094289 - Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider having a flexible articulating shaft: An electrosurgical instrument for treating tissue includes a housing having a shaft extending therefrom having an axis A-A defined therethrough. The shaft is at least partially flexible and includes first and second jaw members attached at a distal end thereof. Each jaw member includes an electrically conductive tissue contacting surface... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094290 - Method for minimally invasive treatment of unstable pelvic ring injuries with an internal anterior fixator and posterior lliosacral screws: The instant invention is a novel method for definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Pedicle screws are affixed to the ilia and a rigid, bowed fixation rod is connected between the pedicle... Agent: David W. Schumaker
20100094291 - Clamp for a medical implant and a method for using the same: A clamping device for use with a medical instrument is disclosed. Specifically, a clamping device for use with an intramedullary rod in children and young adults. The intramedullary rod is inserted into the medullary cavity of a long bone and a portion of the rod protrudes. The disclosed clamping device... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100094292 - Modular intramedullary nail: An intramedullary nail having at least a first segment and a second segment. An exterior surface of the first segment includes a plurality of open spaces therein to permit bone growth into the intramedullary nail. Such bone ingrowth may enhance the fixation between the intramedullary nail and the bone. The... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20100094293 - Intramedullary rod with pivotable and fixed fasteners and method for using same: An intramedullary rod for repairing a femur includes an elongate nail extending along a longitudinal axis and having a stem and a head. The head has a first aperture extending along a first axis at an angle to the longitudinal axis for receiving a first fastener and a second aperture... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department - Sf
20100094294 - Cerclage system for bone: Cerclage system, including methods, devices, and kits, for stabilizing bone, such as a sternum. The cerclage system may include a wire or cable that encircles bone, and a bone plate to which segments of the wire or cable lock. The cerclage system also or alternatively may include a tensioner for... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20100094295 - Minimally invasive bone broach: A broaching system is disclosed for creating a cavity in a bone. The cavity has a cross section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side. The cavity... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100094298 - Rearchitecting the spine: A surgical tool well suited for less invasive surgery. Uses include spinal surgery and microdecompressive techniques. The method and device are useful for rearchitecting the spine. A cutting tip or head on a shaft is shielded during non-use to protect tissue and neural elements. To further protect neural elements and... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20100094299 - Spinal interspace shaper: A device and method for use in a vertebral spine to prepare a space between adjacent vertebral bodies to receive an implant. The device includes a shaft, and a mounting member at one end of the shaft. A working end is mounted on the mounting member and is coupled to... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP
20100094297 - Surgical bone milling instrument: A surgical bone milling instrument, suited to operate in a hole formed in a bone, comprising a milling element (10), with longitudinal axis (A) and with the forward end portion (11) rotating around a longitudinal axis (A), and milling the bone. The instrument comprises a tubular element (30) of circular... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100094296 - Tool for forming a cavity within a bone: A tool (2) for forming a cavity within a bone (6) comprises a shaft (10) and a blade (12) which is pivotally mounted on the shaft towards one end thereof. A rod is fastened to the blade, and can slide within the shaft, to change the pivotal position of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100094359 - Pivoting implant holder: A medical inserter tool is provided for introducing medical implants into a surgical site, preferably using minimally invasive techniques. The inserter tool can have a variety of configurations, but in general, the inserter tool should be effective to engage and manipulate the implant into two or more positions. In an... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100094361 - Flexible trephine and method of removing a bowed implant from a bone: A flexible trephine includes a flexible section that is formed of a spring member. The trephine is tubular and includes a central passage so that the trephine can coaxially fit over a longitudinal implant while force is applied to the trephine. The trephine has an annular cutting head for removing... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100094363 - Instrument kit and method for performing meniscal repair: An instrument kit for performing a repair procedure on a meniscal tear in a knee for use in combination with a mechanical repair device is disclosed. The instrument kit includes at least one template including an elongate body defining X, Y and Z axes. The elongate body adapted for insertion... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094360 - Preservation and restoration of cranial bone flaps: Methods are provided for preserving and restoring cranial bone flaps. In one aspect, the method to preserve a cranial bone flap includes cleaning a cranial bone flap, washing the cranial bone flap with a sterile saline solution including gentamycin, and washing the bone with a sterile saline solution including vancomycin.... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20100094362 - Surgical instrument for tensioning plate-shaped engaging elements with respect to each other: In a surgical instrument for tensioning two plate-shaped engaging elements with respect to each other at opposite sides of bone portions, a first engaging element carrying next to each other at a spacing from each other two pin-shaped or rod-shaped connecting members which pass through openings in the second engaging... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20100094300 - Apparatus for knee surgery and method of use: The present invention comprises a set of instruments and a method for their use in preparing a knee joint to receive knee implants. The inventive instruments and method are generally suitable for knee joint surgery. Furthermore, they include features that make them suitable for performing a minimally invasive knee surgery... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20100094301 - Device and method for distal resections of a knee prosthetic: A device and method for resecting a distal portion of a femur comprises a distal cutting guide , a valgus guide , and a variable collet . The distal cutting guide  is configured to overlie an anterior portion of the femur and comprises a slot for guiding a cutting... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100094302 - Spinal distraction system: A spinal distraction system includes an adjustable spinal distraction rod having first and second members, the adjustable spinal distraction rod configured for non-invasive elongation of the first and second members. The system includes an anchor rod configured for mounting to a bone of a subject, and a socket coupled to... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100094303 - Spinal distraction system: A spinal distraction system, according to one aspect, includes an adjustable spinal distraction rod comprising first and second members, the adjustable spinal distraction rod configured for non-invasive elongation of the first and second members. The system includes an anchor rod configured for mounting to a bone of a subject, the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100094304 - Spinal distraction system: A spinal distraction system, according to one aspect, includes an adjustable spinal distraction rod comprising first and second members, the adjustable spinal distraction rod configured for non-invasive elongation of the first and second members, the first member having a splined tip. The system further includes a coupler operatively fixed relative... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100094305 - Spinal distraction system: A spinal distraction system, according to one embodiment, includes an adjustable spinal distraction rod comprising first and second members, the adjustable spinal distraction rod configured for non-invasive elongation of the first and second members. The system includes an anchor rod configured for mounting to a bone of a subject, the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100094306 - Spinal distraction system: A spinal distraction system, according to one embodiment, includes an adjustable spinal distraction rod comprising first and second members, the adjustable spinal distraction rod configured for non-invasive elongation of the first and second members. The system includes an anchor rod configured for mounting to a bone of a subject, and... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100094307 - Multi-use surgical cement dispenser apparatus and kit for same: The present invention is directed to a system and method for percutaneous delivery of bone cement during a surgical procedure. The system of the present invention has a plunger assembly 100, comprising: a shaft having a first end, a middle section, and a second end, wherein the middle section is... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
20100094308 - Artificial joint replacement assisting device, artificial joint replacement assisting method using same, and assisting system: A technique of adequately determining the position of the bone resection plane of artificial joint replacement and the size of the implant. The three-dimensional relative position relation (the three-dimensional position relation between the relation among frontal three elements and the relation among lateral three elements) among the five elements, i.e.,... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20100094309 - Automated intraocular lens injector device: An intraocular lens injection device comprises a tubular housing with a plunger longitudinally disposed within the tubular housing. An electric drive system longitudinally translates the plunger so that its tip engages an insertion cartridge to fold and displace an intraocular lens disposed within and to inject the folded lens into... Agent: Alcon
20100094310 - Intravenous catheter insertion device and method of use: A catheter insertion device with a housing and an interior space. An access needle and a guide wire supported by and moveable relative to the access needle. A restraining element attached to a handle to limit the motion of the guide wire relative to the access needle. A catheter insertion... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100094311 - Implant electrode and accessories for use in robotic surgery: An implant electrode for a cochlear implant system includes a basal electrode lead passing from an implant housing to a mastoid cortex surface for carrying one or more electrical stimulation signals from the implant housing. An apical electrode array fits through a cochleostomy opening into a cochlea scala and has... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100094312 - Force estimation for a minimally invasive robotic surgery system: A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system comprising a robot manipulator (10). The manipulator has an effector unit (12) equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) force/torque sensor and is configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument (14) having a first end (16) mounted to the effector unit... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100094313 - Wound bed preparation: A wound bed preparation device for delivering a fluid jet to tissue includes a handpiece having a deck height in the range of −0.0254 mm to 0.2032 mm, a channel width in the range of 0.8636 mm to 1.1684 mm, and a nozzle diameter in the range of 0.10668 mm... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100094314 - Tether tensioning devices and related methods: Devices, methods, and kits for tensioning tethers during a tissue modification procedure are described. In some variations, a tether coupled to anchors embedded in tissue may be tensioned to provide a cinching effect that tightens or compresses the tissue by bringing two pieces or sections of the tissue together. In... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100094315 - Dissection tip and introducer for surgical instrument: The present disclosure describes a surgical fastener applying apparatus that includes an elongate body portion having proximal and distal ends, an end effector including a first movably coupled to a second jaw that is positioned at the distal end of the elongate body portion, and an introducer member. The introducer... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094317 - Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/evalve Inc. (020489)
20100094316 - Method and device for fixing and/or manipulating tissue: e
20100094318 - Methods of making collagen fiber medical constructs and related medical constructs, including nerve guides and patches: The disclosure describes methods of winding collagen fiber to make medical constructs and related collagen fiber tube and patch devices.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100094319 - Method and apparatus for anastomosis including an expandable anchor: The present disclosure is directed to devices for approximating body vessels and method for performing the same. In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, the device includes an inner member having a first expandable anchor operatively coupled near a distal end thereof, an outer member having a second... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094320 - Atherectomy and thrombectomy devices, methods for making, and procedures for using: Embodiments are directed to devices for removing material from interior walls of vessels such as during atherectomy or thrombectomy procedures where the devices includes an ablation tool and at least one ablation tool stabilizer that can be used to radially position the ablation tool at desired locations within a vessel.... Agent: Microfabrica Inc. Att: Dennis R. Smalley
20100094322 - Laryngeal microsurgery operating instrument: A laryngeal microsurgery operating instrument comprises a harmonic generator, as smart-chip technology handle, including a piezoelectric ceramics transducer clamped between two steel cylinders and a plurality of blades with a reduced length and size stem, to fit the instrument to the intended specific surgical application.... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20100094323 - Tissue pad for an ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating: A tissue pad for use with an ultrasonic clamp coagulator assembly that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation, and fine dissection required in fine and delicate surgical procedures. The tissue pad defines a first end and a second end and has a first surface adapted for engaging tissue against... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100094321 - Ultrasound handpiece: A handpiece having at least one pair of vibrating piezoelectric elements that are polarized and arranged within the handpiece so as to produce vibrations that are orthogonal, or otherwise at an angle to, the longitudinal centerline of the handpiece. Vibrating the cutting tip at an angle to its longitudinal axis... Agent: Alcon
20100094324 - Lancing device: A lancing device for ejecting a lancet having a pricking element protruding therefrom along an ejection axis is provided. The lancing device includes a front cap having an opening facing against an object to be pricked, a lancet holder slideable between a cocked position and a pricking position, and a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100094325 - Pricking system: A pricking system includes lancets for producing a prick wound, sampling devices for collecting a sample of a body fluid from the prick wound, a housing having an opening for application of a body part in which the prick wound is to be produced, a drive arranged in the housing... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
20100094326 - Multi-lancet cartridge and lancing device: A medical lancing device including a clam-shell housing that holds a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge. A control mechanism includes a linear-pull slider that is moved in and out to operate various mechanisms of the device. An interlock mechanism includes at least one rib on the slider that engages at least one... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20100094327 - Method and apparatus for straightening and flattening the side wall of a body lumen or body cavity so as to provide three dimensional exposure of a lesion or abnormality within the body lumen or body cavity, and/or for stabilizing an instrument relative t: Apparatus for straightening and flattening a side wall of a body lumen or body cavity so as to provide three dimensional exposure of an abnormality within the body lumen, and simultaneously providing for the stabilization of the working end of an endoscope or surgical tool, the apparatus comprising a deployable... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20100094329 - Collagen antral membrane expander: A subantral membrane elevator comprising an inflatable balloon and an over-formed membrane (e.g., collagen membrane), which is resorbable into the body, and a method of using the same in bone augmentation surgery, such as alveolar bone augmentation preparatory to implantation of a dental implant.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100094328 - System, device and a method for dilating a stricture in a lumen and for determining the transverse cross-sectional area of a lumen or cavity: A system (1) for dilating an occlusion (3) in an oesophagus (4) comprises a device (5) having a catheter (8) extending from a proximal end (9) to a distal end (10). An inflatable balloon (12) defining a hollow interior region (14) is located on the catheter (8) adjacent the distal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100094330 - Devices and methods for preventing distal embolization using flow reversal and perfusion augmentation within the cerebral vasculature: A medical device having catheter with first and second elongate member and one or more expandable constricting/occluding members. The catheter is adapted for use with therapeutic or diagnostic devices, including an angioplasty/stent catheter and an atherectomy catheter. A first constrictor/occluder is mounted at the distal end of the first elongate... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7
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20100094332 - Device and method for altering cardiac activity: A device for altering cardiac activity, said device comprising a neck engaging member, said neck engaging member having at least one pressure applicator provided as a predefined area which in use comes into contact with and occludes or partially occludes at least one carotid artery, said device including a control... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.
20100094333 - Hand-held acupressure device: A hand-held acupressure device which includes a ball attached to an elongated rigid handle by an elastic cord enabling the user to easily position the ball over trigger points. Pressure is applied to the trigger points by pressing the body to the ball against a hard surface. The elastic cord... Agent: Feza Akcasu
20100094334 - Plication device with formable linear fastener for use in the direct plication annuloplasty treatment of mitral valve regurgitation: A system for the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation by reshaping the mitral valve annulus using one or more plications of annular tissue each fixed by a retaining clip is described. The system includes four devices to achieve such percutaneous direct plication annuloplasty. The first is a prolapsable crossing catheter.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100094335 - Systems and methods for supporting or occluding a physiological opening or cavity: Implantable devices for placement at a cavity or opening such as an aneurysm are disclosed. The implantable devices, in a deployed condition, have a generally inverted U-shaped profile with a curved or angled framework support structure sized and configured for placement in proximity to tissue surrounding the opening and anchoring... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100094336 - Surgical se suture needle: A surgical needle possesses enhanced needle attributes including needle sharpness and resistance to bending or breaking during use. The surgical needle includes an elongated needle body defining a longitudinal y axis and x and z axes transverse to the y axis. The elongated needle body includes a central shaft and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094338 - Hydroxamate-initiated polymers: Polymers initiated with hydroxamates and compositions containing such polymers are suitable for use in making medical devices, delivery agents, coatings for such items, and the like.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094337 - Knotted suture end effector: A suture including a knotted end effector is provided. The suture includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis and an end effector integrally formed from the body portion. The end effector includes first and second extensions extending outwardly from the longitudinal axis in opposite directions. Each of the first... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094339 - Coating compositions: The present disclosure provides compositions suitable for forming medical devices and coatings for medical devices, including sutures, which include a copolymer, at least one phosphorylcholine, and a fatty acid component. Sutures and other medical devices possessing such coatings are also provided.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094340 - Coating compositions: The present disclosure provides compositions suitable for forming medical devices and coatings for medical devices, including sutures, which include a copolymer, at least one hydroxamate, and a fatty acid component. Sutures and other medical devices possessing such coatings are also provided.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100094341 - Needle-electrode and tissue anchor system: The disclosure provides a needle-electrode anchor system having a needle and an optional electrode with one or more anchors. The system can provide an electrical cutting current to the needle-electrode to create an opening in a tissue portion. An anchor coupled to the needle-electrode can be pushed through the opening... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20100094342 - Device for the decompression and therapy of the cervical spinal column: The device consists of a shaped shoulder piece (1) to rest on the shoulders of a person to be treated, and a shaped head piece (6) to be layed on it, as as support for the chin and two bottom points of the rear lower edge of the skull. This... Agent: Yi Li
20100094344 - Pedicle-based posterior stabilization members and methods of use: The present application is directed to pedicle-based posterior stabilization members and methods of stabilizing vertebral members. The stabilization members generally include a body with first and second connector sections. The first connector section is configured to connect to a pedicle of a first vertebral member. The second connector section is... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100094343 - Uniplanar screw: A spinal stabilization system for surgical implantation in the spine having a bone fastener. The bone fastener is provided with a head portion and a shaft portion. A housing is also provided with a recess defined by sidewalls and an opening for receiving the head portion of the bone fastener.... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20100094346 - Spinal connection assembly: A spinal connection assembly for use with a posterior spinal connector having a head and a groove adjacent the head for providing a neck and a connector element to treat a spine of a mammalian body is provided. The assembly includes a housing having first and second side portions and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department - Sf
20100094345 - Transconnector: The present invention is directed to a transconnector for joining adjacent longitudinal spinal rods. The transconnector preferably includes a bridge member and a pair of bone fixation coupling elements, the bridge member is preferably sized and configured to span a distance between the pair of bone fixation coupling elements. The... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100094347 - Fracture fixation device, tools and methods: A bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and having a first state in which at least a portion of the body is flexible and a second state in which the body is generally rigid, an actuateable gripper disposed at a distal location on... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100094348 - Bone anchoring element and stabilization device for bones, in particular for the spinal column: A bone anchoring element includes an anchoring section for anchoring in the bone and a receiving part connected to the anchoring section. The receiving part includes an opening suitable for accommodation of a stabilization rod having a rod axis, the opening being limited along the rod axis by two side... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100094349 - Multi-axial connection system: A system and method for a multi-axial connection of an apparatus to bone. The system may include a fastener inserted into a body and a head of the fastener held within a chamber of the body through a combination of a retention ring, a pressure cap, a rod, and a... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100094350 - Method for rotating a vertebra or vertebrae: A method for rotating a vertebra or vertebrae in a spine that is curved using a vertebral osteosynthesis device that includes polyaxial screws, linking rods, clamping parts, tightening nuts, and set screws. The method includes the steps of: implanting two series of the screws, clamping parts, and linking rods; completely... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100094351 - Occipital plate for cervical fixation: An adjustable occipital plate includes a central body portion having a plurality of arms extending therefrom in a generally Y-shaped configuration. Two of the arms include elongate slots for slidably receiving retaining members therein. Each retaining member includes a U-shaped channel for receiving a spine rod and a set screw.... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100094352 - Bone screw: The present invention provides a bone screw which can be used for fixation and/or fastening of prosthetic devices or instruments to bone tissue whose structure or dimensions differ from one region to another. In particular, the present invention provides a bone screw which is designed to optimize purchase in both... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20100094353 - Pedicle screw: A pedicle screw is provided to be inserted into and fixed to a pedicle of a spinal disease patient, and more particularly, a pedicle screw in which a screw thread of a clamp screw is formed to have dents and protrusions with trapezoid cross-sections so as to form a predetermined... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100094354 - Monoaxial and polyaxial pedicle screw: The present invention relates to an alternatively monoaxial and polyaxial pedicle or other similar surgical screw that can be used in a polyaxial manner and then locked or otherwise secured at a desired angle or orientation, i.e. used in a monoaxial manner, prior to engaging a rod or other similar... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC
20100094356 - Interlocking bone screw and washer concepts: The present disclosure provides a cannulated bone screw system including a screw with a threaded portion, a non-threaded portion, and a first plurality of teeth spaced apart from a screw head; and a washer with an interior portion with a second plurality of teeth and an opening and an outer... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC
20100094355 - Variable tension post fixation: A variable tension post fixation device includes an outer screw including a head configured to receive a driver, a conical tip, a threaded shaft extending between the head and the tip, and an incompletely cannulated core, and an inner screw including a proximal end, a distal end, and at least... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100094357 - Semi-constrained screw and spinal plate assembly: A semi-constrained screw and a cervical plate assembly that engages to a cervical area of the human vertebrae system are disclosed. The semi-constrained screw and cervical plate assembly includes a cervical plate and one or more semi-constrained bone screws. Each semi-constrained bone screw includes an elongated shank, which is mechanically... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100094358 - Spinal staple: A bone anchor assembly includes a bone fixation member and a bone screw. The bone fixation member includes at least one opening therethrough for receiving the bone screw. Two pairs of legs extend from a plate portion of the bone fixation member and are configured for insertion into bone. A... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100087802 - Cornea transplantation: A planning device generating control data for a treatment apparatus for cornea transplantation using a laser device to separate a corneal volume by at least one cut surface in the cornea and to separate a transplant, from a surrounding transplantation material by at least one cut surface wherein the planning... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20100087803 - Automated laser-treatment system with real time integrated 3d vision system for laser debridement and the like: A treatment head for treatment of an area of the skin. The head including: an enclosure having an open end for contact with the skin in a vicinity of the treatment area; a camera configured to be directed towards the open end; and a laser head configured to be directed... Agent: Thomas Spinelli, Esq.
20100087804 - System and method for treating tissue: A method and system for tissue treatment, wherein the method includes transmitting energy onto tissue to be treated, and maintaining a required distance, during the tissue treatment, between a hand piece and the tissue. The method may further include applying a soldering agent for facilitating tissue soldering, used as adhesive... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20100087806 - Automated cryogenic skin treatment: An apparatus and methods for treating lesions on skin are presented. The apparatus collects information about a lesion and can automatically determine a course of treatment for the lesion. The device can include a controller that positions the nozzle proximate to a surface region of the lesion and automatically dispenses... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100087807 - Automated cryogenic skin treatment: An apparatus and methods for treating lesions on skin are presented. The apparatus collects information about a lesion and can automatically determine a course of treatment for the lesion. The device can include a controller that positions the nozzle proximate to a surface region of the lesion and automatically dispenses... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100087805 - Dispensing device for pressurized containers for the application of cryogenic coolant: The invention relates to a new dispensing device for pressurized containers of coolants for cryotherapy, with a manual opening/closing valve, which includes a dispenser body suited to be permanently fixed to said container, a valve-opening element and a cap with teeth resting against said valve-opening element to cause the opening... Agent: Themis Law
20100087808 - Combined frequency microwave ablation system, devices and methods of use: A system for delivering electrosurgical energy, the system including a housing having an antenna attached to the distal end thereof configured to receive a microwave signal and radiate energy at two or more wavelengths and a microwave generator operably connecting to the antenna that provides the microwave signal to the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100087809 - Sphincter treatment apparatus: A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an energy delivery device introduction member including a proximal end with a first radius of curvature and a distal end with a second radius of curvature. The introduction member is configured to be introduced into the sphincter in a non-deployed state and to be expanded... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100087810 - System and method for monitoring electrosurgical systems: Systems, apparatus, and methods for monitoring electrosurgical systems are disclosed. In one variation, an electrosurgical monitoring apparatus includes at least two monitoring channels. Each of the monitoring channels in this embodiment are configured to monitor fault current between at least two separate conductive components of an electrosurgical system, and the... Agent: Neugeboren O'dowd PC
20100087811 - Systems and methods for controlling patient catheters: Systems and methods for controlling patient catheters are disclosed. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a catheter carrying multiple active elements, and a controller connected to the catheter. The controller can include a housing having directional indicators, and multiple control elements coupled to the multiple active elements.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100087813 - Electroporation ablation apparatus, system, and method: A surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument, includes an ablation device. The ablation device includes an elongate member comprising first and second channels. First and second probes are disposed within the respective first and second channels, where the first and second probes each define a central axis.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100087812 - Electrosurgical system and method for sterilizing chronic wound tissue: An electrosurgical method for sterilizing chronic wound tissue, comprising: positioning an active electrode in proximity to the chronic wound tissue; delivering an electrically conductive fluid proximate the active electrode; and applying a high frequency voltage between the active electrode and a return electrode in the presence of the electrically conductive... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation Attn: Matthew Scheele
20100087814 - Device for cutting and coagulating tissue: The invention concerns an application device for electrosurgical cutting and coagulation of body tissue, wherein the instrument is in the form of a gripping instrument having two gripping arms which are movable relative to each other and which each have at their distal end at least two respective electrodes, namely... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100087815 - Electrosurgical plenum: An electrosurgical probe having a plenum which prevents contact of the active electrode with tissue, while simultaneously allowing a fluid/interfacing agents to contact the active electrode.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20100087816 - Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure: The present disclosure provides a bipolar forceps adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy for performing an electrosurgical procedure. The bipolar forceps includes a housing having a shaft that extends therefrom. The bipolar forceps is in operative communication with one or more vacuum sources. The bipolar forceps includes... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100087817 - High frequency operation apparatus and high frequency operation method: A high frequency operation apparatus includes: a treatment section provided with electrodes for performing treatment of a living tissue; a switch section connected to each of the electrodes and switching conduction of the electrodes to configure paired electrodes from the electrodes; a power supply section for supplying high frequency power... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100087818 - Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument: An endoscopic surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft, which may be articulated to facilitate positioning of an end effector. The instrument accommodates reactionary forces associated with closing the end effector without substantial disruption to the position of the end effector. The instrument includes an elongated shaft housing generally defining distal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100087819 - Forward kinematic solution for a hexapod manipulator and method of use: The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and computer program product for treating a fractured bone using a hexapod manipulator. The hexapod manipulator has a first ring and a second ring, with the first and second rings being connected by six telescopic struts. The method includes the steps of determining a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100087820 - Intramedullary osteosynthesis device: The present invention relates to an osteosynthesis device of a long bone (11) of a leg, comprising an intramedullary nail (12, 112) inserted in a hole (14) formed in the medullary canal of the bone (11) between a bottom and an entrance, and comprising a stiff and elongated body (13,... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100087821 - Fracture fixation device with support rods and sheath: Fracture fixation devices for placement within the intramedullary canal of a bone are disclosed. The devices disclosed include a tubular support including a liquid impermeable portion and a plurality of elongated members. The devices are typically used with a hardenable cement. Apparatus and methods for removing such devices are also... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100087822 - Osteosynthesis clip and insertion tool for use with bone tissue fragments: An osteosynthesis clip for the cicatrization of bone tissue fragments and an insertion tool for inserting the clip are provided. The clip includes at least two engagement legs extending approximately parallel to one another and including respective distal bridging tips and respective proximal insertion tips to be inserted into the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100087823 - Pedicle preparation device to assist implantation of pedicle screws: A device to assist in preparing a pedicle of a patient to receive a pedicle screw comprises a shaft including a tip extending from a distal end of the shaft adapted to penetrate bone. An angle guide is connected with the shaft to provide an indication of shaft orientation along... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100087875 - Anterior impacted bone graft and driver instruments: Instrument and implants are disclosed which provide for insertion of an implant into an intervertebral disc space from multiple approaches to the spine. Specifically, as a preferred aspect of the invention the implant includes a tapered portion and the implant may be inserted from multiple approaches to the spine with... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100087878 - Device and method to access the anterior column of the spine: Methods and devices are configured to permit a surgeon to access the anterior column of the spine without significant manipulation of intervening nerve elements.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100087880 - Facet joint replacement instruments and methods: A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae. The optional... Agent: Imds, Inc.
20100087879 - Method and apparatus for wrist arthroplasty: A method of implanting a distal radial wrist implant relative to a host radius while salvaging at least portions of fractured radial bone can include, determining a size of a host radius. A distal radial component can be selected based on the determination. The distal radial component can have a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100087876 - Methods for less invasive glenoid replacement: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100087877 - Methods of implanting glenoid inlay: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100087824 - High tibial osteotomy instrumentation: An apparatus to aid in cutting a bone during a bone osteotomy procedure, including a frame having a first bushing, a first fixation pin, and an adjustment screw. The apparatus further includes a side plate attached to the frame and moveable with respect thereto, the side plate having a second... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100087825 - Advanced intra-spinal decompression implant: A new Intra-spinal decompression implant is introduced that comprises of two plate attachments to a titanium metal implant that fits between the spinous processes of the vertebrae in the lower back, decompressing the neuro elements. The invention has a number of new design features including: double axis adjustable side plates,... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting
20100087826 - Tissue distraction device: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that includes a base... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100087828 - Device, system and method for delivering a curable material into bone: A curable material delivery cannula device and method are disclosed. The device includes a cannula and a hub. The cannula includes an open proximal end, a deflectable segment forming a pre-set curve, a lumen, and side orifice(s) adjacent, and proximally spaced from, the distal end and fluidly connected to the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100087827 - Method and apparatus for monitoring and/or controlling the curing of cements used in medical procedures: A system for monitoring a cement that undergoes polymerization during curing such as most bone and dental cements by passing an electrical signal through the cement to determine the swelling phase, the initiation of polymerization of the cement and the effective working phase. The system further can control the swelling... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100087829 - Patient specific alignment guide with cutting surface and laser indicator: A patient-specific guiding system for guiding an instrument relative to a portion of an anatomical feature of a patient. The patient-specific guiding system includes a patient-specific guide. The guide includes a first portion having a first patient-specific inner surface that conforms to a first surface of the anatomical feature and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100087830 - Endplate preparation instruments and methods of use: The present application is directed to instruments and methods for preparing a space between vertebral members. One embodiment of the instrument may include an elongated shaft with a proximal end and a distal end. A blade may be positioned at an end of the shaft and may rotate about an... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100087831 - Knee replacement nail remover: An orthopedic fixation pin removal device includes a lever rotatively disposed on a body, the lever is operably disposed by a rack and pinion, with pivoting of the lever the rack is moved in unison with a fixation pin engaging assembly, so that the fixation pin is moved in uniform... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100087833 - Cartridge for an intraocular implant: A cartridge for an intraocular implant includes a loading chamber and an injection chamber communicating in a proximal portion of the cartridge. The cartridge further includes a piston chamber including a zone for communication with the loading chamber in a distal portion of the cartridge. The piston chamber includes a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100087832 - Intraocular lens injector: An IOL injector, comprising an injector body, a plunger and a plunger collar. The injector body has a lumen wall defining a lumen, a port through which a lens is inserted into a loading bay of the lumen, a stop, and an opening adapted for delivery of an IOL into... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20100087834 - Bipolar instrument and method for endoscopic controlled shortening and/or fragmentation of stents arranged in gastrointestinal tract in the tracheobronchial system or in other hollow organs: A bipolar instrument and a method for endoscopically controlled shortening and/or fragmentation of a stent located in the gastrointestinal tract, in the tracheobronchial system or in other hollow organs. The instrument includes a first electrode and a second electrode arranged at a distal end of the instrument and connected to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100087835 - Wireless force sensor on a distal portion of a surgical instrument and method: A surgical instrument includes a distal portion. A force sensor is operatively mounted on the distal portion. The force sensor includes a wireless package, which wirelessly provides (1) identification information of the surgical instrument and (2) strain data related to the distal portion. A surgical end effector includes a jaw... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc
20100087836 - Surgical instrument and method for tensioning and securing a flexible suture: A surgical instrument may be used to apply tension to a flexible suture to close and secure a broken or cut bone (e.g. a sternum following a sternotomy). The device preferably applies an adjustable tension to the flexible suture in order to secure the bone together. Multiple instruments may be... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100087837 - Surgical instrument and method for tensioning and securing a flexible suture: A surgical instrument may be used to apply tension to a flexible suture to close and secure a broken or cut bone (e.g. a sternum following a sternotomy). The device preferably applies an adjustable tension to the flexible suture in order to secure the bone together. Multiple instruments may be... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100087838 - Suturing device: A suturing device for suturing a portion of biological tissue includes a needle attached to a suture, a needle holder that releasably holds the needle, and a needle driver adapted to be advanced and retracted substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the suturing device. A distal needle holder adapted... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100087839 - Mesh comprising ecm: The present application discloses that incorporation of dermatan sulfate and/or HA in composite scaffolds of certain polymers gives rise to a chondrogenic effect on chondrocytes resulting in formation of cartilage that resembles the natural ECM. This effect with dermatan sulfate as the primary additive has not previously been seen. The... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100087840 - Wound closure material: Articles are provided having no orientation or a multi-directional orientation. Such articles may be in the form of films, ribbons, sheets, and/or tapes and may be utilized as buttresses with a surgical stapling apparatus or as reinforcing means for suture lines. The articles may be produced with etchings on at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100087841 - Anastomosis instrument and method for performing same: A surgical instrument for anastomosis of first and second blood vessels is provided. The surgical instrument includes a housing having distal and proximal ends and a handle and a disposable loading unit removably mounted to the distal end of the housing. The housing includes upper and lower fastener support members... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100087842 - Methods and apparatus for anastomosis including an expandable anchor: The present disclosure is directed to devices for approximating body vessels and method for performing the same. In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, the device includes an inner member, an outer member having a lumen dimensioned to receive the inner member, an expandable anchor for engaging the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100087843 - Mechanical gastric band with cushions: A system for regulating the functioning of an organ or duct generally includes an implantable band structured to at least partially circumscribe an organ or duct and an actuating mechanism operable to effect constriction of the band. The system further includes a plurality of incompressible cushion segments defining a substantially... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20100087844 - Mechanical thrombectomy device: A medical device for removing a thrombus from a blood vessel and a process thereof is presented. The device comprises an outer sheath with a plurality of lumens. A wire guide inserted through one of the lumens is used to place the device proximate to a thrombus. A chemical lysin... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100087845 - Methods for ameliorating tissue trauma from surgical incisions: Methods for ameliorating tissue trauma from a surgical incision comprise making the surgical incision with a cutting instrument comprising a cutting instrument body defining two opposed sides and a direction of elongation, and having at least one cutting edge extending along the direction of elongation. The cutting edge defines an... Agent: Steven Weseman Associate General Counsel, I.p.
20100087846 - Phacoemulsification tip with internal oriented structures: A phacoemulsification tip is formed from a tube that encloses an aspiration lumen surrounded by and generally concentric with a structure section. The structure section has a plurality of structures (ridges, vanes, ribs, or fins). The plurality of structures project inward from an inner wall of the tube at the... Agent: Alcon
20100087847 - Blood lancet device: This invention relates to a blood lancet device that is used to collect a small quantity of blood from a human body. More specifically, it relates to a blood lancet device that: can control the depth of the lancet needle's penetration of the skin; can push the lancet to eject;... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100087848 - Loop structures for supporting diagnostic and/or therapeutic elements in contact with tissue: An apparatus which includes a dual loop structure that carries a plurality of operative elements. A guide with a distal indentation that may be used to reorient a dual loop structure.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200
20100087849 - Catheter including a compliant balloon: A catheter having an elongate shaft including a plurality of apertures disposed along at least a length of the shaft to facilitate bending. The catheter includes an inflatable balloon, wherein a subset of the plurality of apertures provides fluid communication from an inflation lumen to the inflatable balloon.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100087850 - Mechanical embolectomy device and method: An embolectomy device includes an elongated shaft positionable in and movable within a catheter. The elongated shaft having a distal end portion. An expander portion having proximal and distal ends. The expander portion having a first plurality of legs connecting the proximal end of the expander portion to the distal... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
20100087853 - Compositions and methods for use of alginate dural sealants: The present invention comprises compositions and methods for use of an alginate dural sealant in conjunction with mammalian neurosurgical procedures, including but not limited to, the implantation of neuroprosthetic devices.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100087851 - Methods and compositions for sealing and adhering biological tissues and medical uses thereof: Compositions and methods for sealing, coating and adhering tissues are provided that utilize a polymeric system comprising at least a Polymer and a crosslinking agent; and, optionally, (i) a Gelation Disrupting Agent, (ii) an Augmentative Polymer or Monomer, (iii) an Adjunct Compound (iv) an Antimicrobial Agent (v) an Adhesion Enhancer,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100087852 - Temporary surgical closure for a body cavity: Described is an apparatus (100) adapted to temporarily close a surgical access opening (106) to a patient's body cavity (110). The apparatus includes a base (102) that is disposed around a perimeter of the opening, and a cap (104) that typically provides resealable access through the opening. The base generally... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20100087854 - Medical device for wound closure and method of use: A wound closure device for repairing perforations and tissue wall defects is disclosed herein. The wound closure device has a barbed elongate body and a plug member. The wound closure device may further include a foam structure. The wound closure device may also include an inner member which may be... Agent: Chief Patent Counsel United States Surgical
20100087856 - Absorbable bulky multi-filament draw textured yarn, manufacturing method thereof and medical use using them: An absorbable multifilament draw-textured yarn having a bulky structure, and a manufacturing method and medical use thereof The absorbable multifilament draw-textured yarn is obtained by draw-texturing a multifilament made of an absorbable polymer and has bulkiness and a superior soft touch, which are the characteristics of draw-textured yarns. As a... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.
20100087855 - Barbed suture in combination with surgical needle: A barbed suture for connecting tissue, and a combination surgical needle with a barbed suture. The suture includes an elongated body and a plurality of barbs projecting from the body. Each barb causes the suture to resist movement in an opposite direction from which the barb faces. The disposition of... Agent: Angiotech
20100087857 - Soft tissue repair device and method: A soft tissue repair device can include a housing having a handle, a deployment system having an actuation member, and an insertion system having an inserter and a slider. The slider can be coupled to the actuation member and movable relative to the inserter between deployed and retracted positions. First... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100087858 - Dynamic connector for spinal stabilization and method of use: Disclosed are novel dynamic rod systems and methods that provide robust fixation and a reliable resistor to motion. A first end of a movable orthopedic implant is attached onto a first vertebral bone of a functional spinal unit and a second end onto a second vertebral bone of a functional... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100087859 - Facet button assembly and related surgical methods: The present invention provides a facet button assembly, including: a superior button coupled to a first member; and an inferior button coupled to a second member; wherein the first member and the second member are disposed through a bore drilled through a superior facet and an inferior facet of a... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC
20100087860 - Spinous process fixation implant: An implantable spinous process fixation device includes an elongated component, top and bottom pivoting wing components, arranged opposite and parallel to the elongated component and separated from it by a spacer. First and second spinous processes of first and second adjacent vertebras are clamped between a top portion of the... Agent: Akc Patents
20100087861 - Bone fixation element: A bone fixation element (10) for use in spinal fixation facilitates insertion of a longitudinal spinal rod (45) in a rod-receiving channel (26) formed in the bone fixation element. The bone fixation element engages a coated spinal rod, preferably a dynamic spinal rod made from a generally non-biocompatible material such... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100087862 - Elongated implant device and bone stabilization device including the same: An elongated implant device for stabilizing the spinal column includes a rod-shaped member having a first end and a second end, the rod-shaped member defining a longitudinal axis of the implant device, a sleeve which is slidably arranged on the rod-shaped member, the sleeve having a free end and a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100087863 - Rod-shaped implant in particular for stabilizing the spinal column and stabilization device including such a rod-shaped implant: A rod-shaped implant for stabilizing bone structures, in particular the spinal column includes a rod-shaped implant having a rod-shaped member with a first end and a second and a longitudinal axis. The rod-shaped member is at least partly made from a plastic material exhibiting flexibility and includes a longitudinal bore.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100087865 - Bone anchoring device and stabilization device for bone parts or vertebrae comprising such a bone anchoring device: A stabilization device for bone parts or vertebrae includes two bone anchoring devices for anchoring in the bone parts or vertebrae. At least one of the bone anchoring devices includes an anchoring element with an anchoring section for anchoring in a bone part or a vertebra and a head, and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100087864 - Fastener assembly that fastens to polyaxial pedicle screw: A fastener assembly including an existing polyaxial pedicle screw that has been previously installed in a spinal structure, the polyaxial pedicle screw including a polyaxial head to which a prosthetic member is secured, a fastening portion fastened to the polyaxial head over the prosthetic member, and a connector element that... Agent: Dekel Patent Ltd., David Klein
20100087866 - Minimally invasive surgery pedicle screw system: The present invention provides a minimally invasive surgery pedicle screw system, including: a plurality of slotted guides that are selectively inserted through one or more surgical incisions; a plurality of pedicle screws selectively coupled to the plurality of slotted guides that are selectively secured to one or more bony anatomical... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC
20100087867 - Fastener assembly that fastens to pedicle screw: A fastener assembly including an installed pedicle screw including a fastener head to which a prosthetic member is secured, a fastening portion fastened to the fastener head over the prosthetic member, and a connector element that extends from the fastening portion, the connector element being connected to another spinal structure.... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.
20100087869 - Devices and methods to limit aberrant movement of the vertebral bones: Methods and devices are configured to attach an orthopedic implant onto a first vertebral bone of a functional spinal unit. A segment of the implant forms an abutment surface with a segment of a second vertebral bone within an unstable, or potentially unstable, vertebral column wherein the abutment surface resists... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100087870 - Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device: Instrumentation for implanting a cervical disc replacement device includes cervical disc replacement trials for determining the appropriate size of replacement device to be implanted, an insertion plate for maintaining the elements of the replacement device in fixed relation to one another for simultaneous manipulation, an insertion handle for attachment to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100087868 - Motion limiting insert for an artificial intervertebral disc: A spacer for an artificial spinal disc arrangement is provided. The artificial disc arrangement includes an upper plate, a lower plate, and articulating surfaces between the upper and lower plates arranged to permit motion between the upper and lower plates. The spacer has a first surface for contacting the upper... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100087871 - Vertebral fixation plate assembly: A vertebral plate assembly is configured to be attached to an existing plate assembly for fixation of at least a first vertebrate to a second vertebrate in a spinal column. The existing plate assembly fixates the second vertebrate to one or more other vertebrae in the spinal column. The vertebral... Agent: Storm LLP
20100087872 - Tape for bone fixation: A tape made of polyester fibers is disclosed which, though a flexible tape, is not easily elongated when it is pulled. The tape is a tape which is produced by braiding polyester fibers into a tape and then subjecting it to drawing, and whose maximum Young's modulus measured on a... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100087873 - Surgical connectors for attaching an elongated member to a bone: The present application is directed to connectors for attaching an elongated member to a bone. The connectors may include a receiver that is attached to an anchor. The receiver may include a base and outwardly-extending arms that form a channel to receive the elongated member. The base may include an... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100087874 - Pedicle screw: Disclosed is a pedicle screw. By changing the structure of a threaded portion of a locking bolt engaged with a head of the pedicle screw and forming a groove on the locking bolt, the threaded portion is pressed in a fastening direction of the locking bolt, so that when a... Agent: Ipla P.A.04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100082017 - Laser modification of intraocular lens: A system of modifying an intraocular device located within an eye, wherein the system includes a laser assembly and a controller coupled to the laser assembly. The laser assembly outputs a pulsed laser beam having a pulse width between about 300 picoseconds and about 10 femtoseconds, and the controller directs... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
20100082018 - Method and system for reshaping the cornea: A system and method are provided for reshaping the surface of a resilient transparent material such as a cornea. In the system, a laser unit generates a femto-second laser beam to deliver focused energy inside the material. Specifically, the energy is focused over a defined spot pattern to weaken the... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20100082019 - Devices and methods for generation of subsurface microdisruptions for biomedical applications: A device comprises an energy source capable of generating short bursts of energy at a variable pulse repetition rates. The repetition rates range from a single shot to several hundreds Mega-Hertz so that selective, three dimensional interactions with a volumetric zone of skin or issue can be created substantially without... Agent: Law Office Of Richard B. Cates
20100082020 - Medical laser apparatus having capacitance sensor and laser emission control device: A medical laser apparatus having a capacitance sensor and a laser emission control device is provided, which can improve the safety by sensing whether a laser handpiece is in contact with a skin using the capacitance sensor and emitting a laser beam only when the handpiece is in contact with... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20100082021 - Fluid recirculation debris handling system: A device for circulating fluid to a target site within a living body, comprises a longitudinal member including an inlet lumen supplying fluid to the target site and a return lumen withdrawing fluid from the target site, the return lumen surrounding the inlet lumen and a screen coupled to a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100082022 - Delivered energy generator for microwave ablation: A microwave system for generating microwave energy to tissue according to an energy control algorithm is disclosed. The system includes a microwave generator configured to select an energy control algorithm, programmed in the microwave generator that corresponds to a microwave energy delivery device connected to the generator.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100082026 - Electrosurgical instrument and system: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical generator, the instrument having a longitudinal axis and including at least first, second and third electrodes. The electrodes are spaced from each other by one or more insulating members therebetween, the spacing between the first and third electrodes being greater... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100082024 - Intermittent microwave energy delivery system: An intermittent microwave energy delivery system for use in testing microwave energy systems and devices and for use in performing medical procedures including a microwave energy source configured to provide a continuous microwave energy signal, an energy delivery network configured to intermittently transmit a portion of the continuous microwave energy... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100082025 - Microwave ablation generator control system: A microwave energy delivery and measurement system, including a microwave energy source configured to delivery microwave energy to a microwave energy delivery device, a measurement system configured to measure at least one parameter of the microwave energy delivery device and a switching network configured to electrically isolate the microwave energy... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100082023 - Microwave system calibration apparatus, system and method of use: A microwave system calibration apparatus including an antenna portion configured to deliver microwave energy to tissue, a transmission line portion configured to receive a microwave energy signal from a microwave source and to selectively deliver the microwave energy signal to the antenna portion and a switching mechanism connected between the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100082027 - Frequency specific micocurrent for treatment of dental indications: Protocols are provided for the use of frequency specific microcurrent in conjunction with dental or orthodontic procedures to treat or prevent inflammation induced complications. Specific protocols are disclosed for use in conjunction with gingival surgery and chronic periodontitis, implant/osseous periodontal surgery, general post operative trauma, pulpal trauma, pulpal inflammation, root... Agent: William C. Milks, Iii
20100082028 - External fixation apparatus with adjustable pin clamping means and convergent bone pins: An external fixation device for holding bone fragments in place includes a housing having a number of rotationally adjustable pin holders, each of which is held by a clamping member that simultaneously clamps the pin holder within an internal mounting surface of the housing and a bone pin within the... Agent: Ronald V. Davidge
20100082029 - Static compression device: A Static Compression Device (SC device) for active, measurable compression of a fusion graft by the surgeon at the time of surgery is disclosed. The SC device is attachable to adjacent vertebral bodies or other pieces of bone and has a device that applies compressive force to the adjacent vertebral... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100082030 - Osteosynthesis clip and insertion tool for use with bone tissue fragments: An osteosynthesis clip for the cicatrization of bone tissue fragments. The clip includes at least two engagement legs extending approximately parallel to one another and including respective distal bridging tips and respective proximal insertion tips to be inserted into the bone tissue fragments; and a connecting bridge coupled to the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100082031 - Minimally invasive bone miller apparatus: A miller assembly for creating a cavity in a bone. The cavity has a cross section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side, and is contiguous with... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100082033 - System for use in treatment of vertebral fractures: Methods and devices that displace bone or other hard tissue to create a cavity in the tissue. Where such methods and devices rely on a driving mechanism for providing moving of the device to form a profile that improves displacement of the tissue. These methods and devices also allow for... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100082032 - Treatment tip incision template: A shape and depth template for incisions with treatment tips, usable in treatments such as bone surgery, comprising a guiding body for a treatment tip provided with two mutually opposite end faces arranged at a preset distance and a lateral surface, one of the end faces being arrangeable at the... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100082074 - Extended articulation orthopaedic implant: An instrument for use in removal of a prosthetic implant having a hollow generally hemispherical portion having a peripheral rim, the implant for use performing arthroplasty. The instrument includes a body and a first member connected to the body. The first member includes a contact portion for engagement with the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100082073 - Methods and compositions for stabilization of a vertebra: Compositions and methods are provided for stabilization and treatment of vertebrae, and in particular for stabilization and treatment of a vertebra having a fracture. Compositions are provided that stabilize and heal a fracture while facilitating healing and reducing the chance for re-injury to the vertebra or adjacent vertebra. Methods include... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.
20100082034 - Implant designs, apparatus and methods for total knee resurfacing: A ligament and bone conserving prosthesis for total knee resurfacing includes a distal femoral component which resurfaces the weight bearing portions of both femoral condyles and the trochlear groove. The prosthesis also includes implants to independently resurface the medial and lateral tibial plateaus in an inset manner. Also disclosed are... Agent: Richard S. Ross, Esq.
20100082035 - Customized patient-specific acetabular orthopaedic surgical instrument and method of use and fabrication: A number of customized patient-specific acetabular orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. A method for fabricating and using such orthopaedic surgical instruments are also disclosed.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100082036 - Systems and methods for treating fractured or diseased bone using expandable bodies: Systems and methods treat fractured or diseased bone by deploying more than a single therapeutic tool into the bone. In one arrangement, the systems and methods deploy an expandable body in association with a bone cement nozzle into the bone, such that both occupy the bone interior at the same... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100082037 - Insertion device for intraocular lens and intraocular lens preloaded insertion device: The insertion device (2) includes a main body (3) including a lens housing portion (3b) in which an intraocular lens (1) is housed and an insertion cylindrical portion (3a) for ejecting the lens into the eye through its front end opening (3j), a pushing shaft (4) configured to move the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100082038 - Apparatus and method for performing an intrastromal abdominal trachelectomy: A method for performing an intrastromal abdominal trachelectomy, which is comprised of the steps of inserting a cutting guide into a female cervix, anchoring said cutting guide within said cervix, and making a plurality of incisions within said cervix using said cutting guide. In one embodiment, an apparatus for performing... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.
20100082042 - Biological unit removal tool with occluding member: Tools and methods are provided for removing biological units from a body surface utilizing a removal tool. The tools incorporate occluding members to help retain the biological unit in the removal tool and assist in severing the biological unit from the surrounding connective tissue. The occluding member may be located... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.
20100082040 - Image guided whole body stereotactic needle placement device: The needle can be placed percutaneously or per-operatively under image guidance obtained from cross sectional imaging devices such as CT scan/MRI scan etc. Image guidance is required to select least harmful path for the needle, so as to avoid vital organs and structures such as blood vessels, bowel etc. The... Agent: Hirdesh Sahni
20100082039 - Method for graphically providing continuous change of state directions to a user of a medical robotic system: Continuous change of state directions are graphically provided on a display screen to assist a user in performing necessary action(s) for transitioning between operating modes in a medical robotic system or performing corrective action. A graphical representation of a target state of an element of the medical robotic system is... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc
20100082041 - Passive preload and capstan drive for surgical instruments: A robotic surgical system uses a passive preload system attached to a tendon that is wrapped around a capstan to control relaxed tension in the tendon. The passive preload system can employ a spring or other structure to apply tension to the tendon. The capstan can be driven by a... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc
20100082043 - Surgical manipulator system: Movement of an instrument to a target treatment site can be performed easily and quickly, so that the burden imposed on an operator can be reduced. A surgical manipulator system including a stabilizer manipulator having a stabilizer, at the tip, holding an operative site of a patient; one or more... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100082044 - Tissue processing system: A tissue processing system includes a series of blades arranged in parallel to form a tissue processor. The blades may be adjusted to create a spaced between each blade in the range of 250-1000 microns. A slicer is included to remove a donor tissue to be processed by the processor.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100082046 - device for deploying a fastener for use in a gastric volume reduction procedure: A method and device for manipulating gastric tissue about a greater curvature of a stomach. The method includes the steps of creating at least one incision to gain access to the peritoneal cavity, and dissecting at least a portion of the greater omentum. Then the method includes accessing the exterior... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100082045 - Flipp tack pusher: A device for pushing an anchor through a bore in a bone is provided with an elongated shaft, an anchor carrying assembly disposed at a distal end of the shaft for carrying an anchor, and a plunger disposed in the elongated shaft. The plunger is movable relative to the elongated... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100082047 - Apparatus and methods for occluding a hollow anatomical structure: A device for occluding a hollow anatomical structure includes a clamp having at least first and second clamping portions adapted to be placed on opposite sides of the anatomical structure. At least one of the first and second clamping portions is movable toward the other from an open position to... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100082049 - Method and apparatus for anastomosis: Apparatus and methods for performing a surgical anastomotic procedure are disclosed herein. Apparatus according to the present disclosure include at least one fastener including a first fastener portion having an anchoring leg portion, a second fastener portion including an anchoring leg portion, wherein the first and second fastener portions are... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100082048 - Prosthesis for anastomosis: Prosthetic devices are provided that are used in end-to-side, end-to-end and side-to-side anastomosis without clamping and sutureless, without clamping and with suture, with clamping and sutureless, and/or with clamping and with suture, where the graft is inserted under the light of prosthesis or in at least one of the intraluminal... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100082050 - Devices for organ restriction: Implantable devices for providing tissue and/or organ restriction. Embodiments of an implantable magnetic device are described with respect to restricting gastric capacity while avoiding nutritional deficiencies and other complications. In at least one embodiment, the device comprises first and second bars that are biased to magnetically attract each other and... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100082052 - Double balloon thrombectomy catheter: A catheter has a lumen for a thrombectomy device and at least two balloons of different compliancies. In one embodiment, the catheter is adapted to clear dialysis grafts. One balloon is adapted to expand a stenosis at a venous junction of a dialysis graft and another balloon is adapted to... Agent: Neil D. Gershon
20100082051 - Vascular occlusion drill: The invention provides a medical device for treatment of an obstructed vessel, the apparatus comprising: (a) an external conduit comprising a proximal end, a distal end, a cylindrical outer surface sized for passage through a blood vessel, and an internal lumen, the conduit lumen being threaded within at least a... Agent: Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
20100082054 - Fluid ejection device and fluid ejection method: A fluid ejection device includes: a fluid chamber in which fluid flows; a volume varying unit having a pressure generating element that varies the volume of the fluid chamber on the basis of a driving signal; an inlet fluid channel and an outlet fluid channel intercommunicating with the fluid chamber;... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100082053 - Fluid ejection device, fluid ejection method and fluid ejection surgical instrument: A fluid ejection device includes: a fluid chamber into which fluid flows; a volume varying unit that varies the volume of the fluid chamber; an inlet fluid channel and an outlet fluid channel intercommunicating with the fluid chamber; a fluid ejection port that ejects fluid flowing out from the outlet... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100082055 - Lancer: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100082056 - Implantable fistula closure device: Disclosed herein is an implantable device for the treatment of a fistula. In one embodiment, the device includes a distal end, a proximal end and a member near the distal end. The member can be caused to assume a radially expanded state when the device is located in a fistula... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100082057 - Variable rigidity vaginal dilator and use thereof: Relatively pain free vaginal dilation is obtained by inserting into the vaginal canal a variable rigidity vaginal dilator having an inflatable balloon, in a manner that avoids insertion into the urethra. Air is introduced into the balloon. When the patient has gained confidence in the pain free use of the... Agent: Morton S. Simon
20100082058 - Devices, systems and methods for controlling local blood pressure: A device for exposing a blood vessel to increased pressure, the device comprising an anchor capable of being positioned within a lumen of a blood vessel, and a particle capable of expanding, said particle in contact with the anchor. In at least one embodiment, the anchor is further capable of... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100082059 - Radial coil expandable medical wire: An expandable medical wire can be used to entrain biological or foreign material during a medical procedure, such as lithotripsy. The wire also can be used to remove the material safely from the body. Generally, the wire includes a sleeve and a core, where the sleeve, the core, or both... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100082060 - Compression device with wear area: A device for applying compression treatment to a part of a wearer's body has an inner face for being placed adjacent to the part of the wearer's body in use and an outer face opposite the inner face. The device includes a pressure applicator to apply compression to the wearer's... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20100082061 - Apparatus and method for driving a hemorrhage occluder pin into a human sacrum: A method and apparatus to terminate sacral hemorrhaging in a patient having a sacrum and a pubic bone is disclosed and claimed. A C-shaped driver is positioned around the pubic bone of the patient and a hemorrhage occluder pin is driven into the sacrum of the patient by applying an... Agent: Barcelo & Harrison, LLP
20100082062 - Suturing assembly: A suturing needle is disclosed having a main longitudinal axis, a distal sharp portion and proximal portion along said axis. The distal portion is hollowed, and the hollow is approximately parallel to said axis. A further embodiment of the suturing needle is disclosed such that the distal portion comprises a... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100082063 - Pacifier tether: A pacifier tether includes a ring or aperture at one end to be interposed between two halves of a fastener such as a button and button hole or two halves of a snap on an infant garment. The tether is connected to the infant garment by completing the buttoning or... Agent: Nicole Yacktman
20100082064 - Method for coating metallic surfaces of medical devices with an anti-infective agent: A method of coating metallic surfaces of medical devices with an anti-infective agent is disclosed. Specifically, a method of providing a discontinuous coating of triclosan on the metallic surface of a medical device is disclosed.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100082065 - Spinal facet fastener: A spinal implant in the form of a spinal facet fastener is configured to hold, restrict and/or limit flexion and/or extension of a spinal facet joint and/or immobilize movement thereof. The spinal facet fastener is formed with leg segments configured for reception in, on and/or about vertebral bone of a... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates
20100082066 - Posterior fixation device for percutaneous stabilization of thoracic and lumbar burst fractures: A spinal fixation device includes a fixation rod including a body having an aperture formed therethrough. First and second vertebral fasteners are secured to the body and are adapted to be secured to respective vertebrae. A third vertebral fastener extends through the aperture in the body of the fixation rod... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100082067 - System and method to stablize a spinal column including a spinolaminar locking plate: A system adapted to be implanted in a patient to stabilize a spinal column of the patient comprises an anchoring plate having a shape generally conformal with at least a portion of a lamina associated with a targeted vertebra of the spinal column. The anchoring plate is securable to the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100082068 - Intramedullary tubular bone fixation: An intramedullary bone fixation device suitable for treatment of fractures of the tubular bones of the hand or feet. The implantable device can be used singly or introduced through both the radial and ulnar aspects. The device includes a stem having a tip portion at one end and a base... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20100082069 - Load carrier for a bone fixation system: The subject matter of the invention is a load carrier for a bone fixation system, with a locally varying material strength with unchanging material elasticity, and a method for producing such a load carrier. The load carrier, matched in view of the load flow acting on the fixation system, can... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100082070 - Osteosynthesis device: An osteosynthesis device comprises a plate 10 with at least one through hole 14 through which a screw may be screwed into a bone. The plate 10 comprises an insert 12 around the through hole 14, which consists of a material which enables the screw to self-cut a thread. A... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC
20100082071 - Composite screw having a metallic pin and a polymeric thread: A composite screw preferably made of a metallic pin embedded in a polymeric tubular structure having the outwardly facing threads, wherein the metallic pin comprises a screw head, an intermediate shaft and a screw tip, and the polymeric threaded tube is either molded onto the metallic shaft or the threaded... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100082072 - Bone anchors for orthopedic applications: Bone anchors and related methods for their use are described. The inventive anchor is suitable for placement in bone and for use in orthopedic surgery and dentistry. The bone anchor can be made from a bone/polymer or bone substitute/polymer composite, and can provide a firm and secure base for attaching... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLPPrevious industry: Surgery
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