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20100130964 - Wireless foot controller: The invention includes systems and methods for controlling devices including surgical instruments using a wireless footswitch. The systems of the invention include a wireless footswitch, a footswitch adapter, and an electric console for powering and controlling surgical instruments. The systems of the invention further include a wireless footswitch for controlling... Agent: Howrey LLP-ca
20100130965 - Redundant tissue closure methods and apparatuses: A tissue closure device including a tissue eversion apparatus, and a first and a second, redundant closure element that are placed on the external surface of a tissue puncture wound to enhance the efficacy of closure. The first closure element and the second closure element closure are left resident on... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20100130966 - Apparatus, system and method for precision depth measurement: Systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for locating tissue layer transitions within a cornea, including focusing a laser to a laser spot with an energy below a photodisruption threshold of the cornea, varying a position of the focal spot of the laser between an anterior surface of the cornea and... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
20100130967 - Method and apparatus for enhanced corneal accommodation: A system and method for improving the accommodative power of a focusing unit (e.g. an eye) involves increasing the flexibility of a first optical element in the unit (e.g. the cornea of the eye). Specifically, the needed flexibility is determined from diagnostic data, and the first optical element is structurally... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20100130968 - System for ophthalmology or dermatology: The invention relates to a system for ophthalmology or dermatology, having a laser unit for generating pulsed laser radiation, the pulse length of the laser pulses lying in the femtosecond range, a hand unit for emitting laser radiation generated by the laser unit, and a flexible light waveguide for delivering... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100130969 - System and method for dermatological treatment: A system and method for dermatological treatment uses a handpiece and a control system. The treatment area is analyzed for abnormalities and a customized treatment profile is created. Electromagnetic radiation then treats abnormalities in the treatment area, which can be shaped and pixilated into different intensities according to the treatment... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20100130970 - Cryogenic ablation system and method: A device for treating esophageal target tissue comprises a catheter, a balloon and a refrigerant delivery device. The catheter has a distal portion and a refrigerant delivery lumen. The balloon is mounted to and the refrigerant delivery device is coupled to the distal portion. The refrigerant delivery device comprises a... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100130971 - Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy: A method of fusing biomaterial and tissue using radiofrequency energy includes the steps of: providing a vessel sealing instrument having opposing jaw members which are movable relative to one another to compress tissue therebetween. The vessel sealing instrument includes at least one stop member affixed thereto for regulating the distance... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100130972 - Electrical skin treatment device and method: An electrical device for treating problem skin areas, including warts, has an electrode and a power source coupled to the electrode for generating an arc over a gap between a distal end of the electrode and a patient's skin when the electrode is placed in spaced proximity to the patient's... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100130973 - Coagulation apparatus using cold plasma: Provided is a coagulation apparatus using cold plasma. In the coagulation apparatus, the cold plasma is generated by a microwave resonator with low power consumption in the atmosphere, and the cold plasma is vented on a bleeding portion of a wound. Accordingly, it is possible to accelerate coagulation process, to... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100130974 - Ablation probe with heat sink: An ablation device includes an electrode having an enclosed lumen, and a heat sink located within the lumen. An ablation device includes an elongated body, an electrode secured to the elongated body, and a heat sink connected to the electrode, wherein the heat sink is confined by the electrode and... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100130975 - 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 relatively flexible member having a proximal end and a distal end, the flexible member includes at least a first working channel. A first and second electrode extends from a working... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100130976 - Reducing cross-talk effects in an rf electrosurgical device: A first probe and a second probe are coupled to a source of electrical energy. The first probe and the second probe are each configured to create a lesion when inserted into tissue and electrical energy is applied from the source of electrical energy. A first switch is coupled to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100130977 - Single action tissue sealer: An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing and a shaft, the shaft having an end effector assembly at its distal end. The end effector assembly includes two jaw members for grasping tissue therebetween. The jaw members are adapted to connect to an electrosurgical energy source which enable them to conduct... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100130978 - Intramedullary arthrodesis nail and method of use: A device is provided including a distal nail portion and a proximal nail portion that can be connected to each other to attain a rigid configuration. The device is to be placed internally within the medullary cavities of at least two bones forming a joint to accomplish arthrodesis of the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100130979 - Surgical devices and methods of use: A surgical device for holding and rotating an acetabular reaming head is provided, comprising a shaft having a length which runs from a first end adapted for holding an acetabular reaming head to a second end. At least part of the shaft is divergent from the axis defined by the... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC
20100130980 - Serratome vertebral cortical endplate cutter: The invention relates to spinal fusion implants or grafts and to apparatus for the installation thereof. More specifically, the invention is a serrated cutting or abrading tool designed to be pushed into an intervertebral space and thereby remove and partially penetrate the cortical bone layer that defines the endplates of... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20100131020 - Vertebral implant inserter and method of use: A surgical installation tool to insert a vertebral implant into a patient includes an elongated handle and a head attached to one end. The vertebral implant may be attached to the head. The head may include an engagement member that is movable between engaged and released positions. The engagement member... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100131022 - Canal sizer and associated method: An instrument for measuring the medullary canal of a long bone in order to determine the proper size for a stem centralizer is provided. The instrument includes an elongated central portion defining opposed first and second ends and a contact portion. The contact portion extends from the first end or... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100131021 - Locating a bone axis: A technique for locating an axis of a bone, which extends through the centre of rotation of the bone around a joint between that bone and another bone, involves a. moving the bone in a plane about the said joint, between a first point and a second point, b. locating... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100130982 - Adjustable excision device for bones: The present invention provides a device for segmenting a bone. The bone is segmented in two cuts i.e. an initial cut and a final cut. While segmenting the bone, the device is clamped to the bone directly or with the help of a block attached to the bone. An initial... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20100130981 - Wrist preparation system and method: Surgical instruments and methods for the resection of bones for a total wrist replacement, including a kit of dual broaches/radial and carpal implants. The instrument affords the surgeon the opportunity to set a precise, single window that establishes two parallel cutting planes, defined by two pairs of upper and lower... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100130983 - Drill guide for angled trajectories: A system for establishing a trajectory for a pilot hole includes a plate comprising a screw hole defined by a rim and an inner surface surrounding the screw hole, and a drill guide comprising a body having a guide well formed therein, the guide well defined by a wide opening... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100130985 - Intraocular lens insertion tool: An intraocular lens insertion tool of a novel structure, capable of easily and reliably placing an intraocular lens in a human eye. A placement part (20) formed communicated with the base end (74) of an insertion tube part (70) is formed in a tool body (12). A placement surface (30)... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100130984 - Systems and methods for wireless ophthalmic surgical modules: An ophthalmic surgery system for wirelessly supplying power to at least one surgical module during ophthalmic surgery. The ophthalmic surgery system includes a power module having a power transmitter configured to generate an electromagnetic field in at least a space proximal to the power module, a surgical module including a... Agent: Michael L. Smith Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20100130987 - Catheter system: A robotic catheter system includes a housing and a drive assembly. The drive assembly is supported by the housing and configured to impart movement to a catheter device and includes a first channel configured to receive the catheter device. The robotic catheter system includes at least one magnet positioned adjacent... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100130986 - Surgical robotic system: In one embodiment, a surgical robotic system includes a main controller and a motor unit assembly that is associated with a robot and is in communication with the main controller. The motor unit assembly has a non-sterile motor unit and a sterile enclosure that surrounds and contains the motor unit.... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP
20100130988 - Exfoliating scrubber: A scrubber mitt comprising a backing, a plurality of loops and a cavity. The backing may have an inner side and an outer side. The plurality of loops may be attached to the outer side. The cavity may be defined by the inner side. The cavity is adapted to fit... Agent: The Law Office Of Richard S Erbe
20100130989 - Tissue repair device: The present disclosure relates to a tissue repair device. The device includes a handle, a knob coupled to the handle, and a needle coupled to the handle. The needle includes a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end including a slot, wherein a first anchor is housed within... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100130990 - Methods of suturing and repairing tissue using a continuous suture passer device: Described herein are methods of repairing tissue using a continuous suture passer. In particular, described herein are methods for forming complex suture patterns using a continuous suture passer. The continuous suture passer is typically configured so that the tissue penetrating element (e.g., needle) may be completely withdrawn into the device.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100130991 - Surgical suturing device, method and tools used therewith: An apparatus useful for performing various surgical procedures, including but not limited to plastic surgery such as mid face lifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, under eye lifts, breast lifts, and organ repositioning, includes a body 2, 3, 31, 52 having at least one elongate member 6, 7, 36, 51 and... Agent: Gary M. Cohnen Strafford Building Number Three
20100130992 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100130993 - Anastomosis device and system: An anastomosis device for forming two lumen-comprising body structures having an un-deployed and a deployed state and switchable from the former to the latter, comprising: a body with an overall cylindrical shape defining a proximal-distal extending axis of and comprising an external essentially cylindrical body part with a lumen and... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100130995 - Anastomotic connector: An anastomotic connector comprises a generally tubular access port having a first end and a second end and a main body portion in fluid communication with the second end of the access port that is structured to be deployed within a fluid passageway. The main body portion includes an expandable... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20100130994 - Vessel connector and kit having an applicatior for surgery: The invention relates to a vessel connector (10) for surgically connecting two vessels and/or prosthetics to each other, comprising a sleeve-shaped body (1), the walls of which are designed to be elastic, such that the force acting on the ligature or suture is limited to the extent that no pressure... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20100130996 - Devices and methods for manipulating a catheter shaft: A catheter for performing a procedure at a treatment site in the lumen of a blood vessel. The catheter includes an elongate tubular shaft having a proximal bend, a distal bend and a hinge element. A distal portion of the shaft includes a window extending through the sidewall of the... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa
20100130997 - Blood sampling device: A lancing device for sampling blood or other body fluid of a subject includes a reusable housing and a disposable cassette. The cassette contains a plurality of lancets held in a storage plane. An active lancet is moved transversely from the storage plane into a firing plane, into engagement with... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20100130998 - Balloon system and methods for treating obesity: A medical system for the treatment of morbid obesity comprising an inflatable balloon implanted in a gastric cavity, a percutaneous fillant delivery tube and a control module connected to the tube for regulating the inflation and deflation of the balloon. The balloon may be individually contoured and inflated to occupy... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20100130999 - Emboli protection devices and related methods of use: An evacuation sheath assembly and method of treating occluded vessels which reduces the risk of distal embolization during vascular interventions is provided. A method of treating a lesion within a blood vessel, includes providing an evacuation sheath assembly having a multi-lumen tube with proximal and distal ends, first and second... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7
20100131004 - Methods and apparatus for emboli removal: Improved methods and apparatus for capturing emboli and subsequently removing or immobilizing the captured emboli are described. Emboli can be captured within a blood vessel and can be withdrawn to a position exterior to the blood vessel. Some filters can remain within a blood vessel yet direct emboli to a... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100131002 - Stent with a net layer to embolize and aneurysm: This invention is a stent that is inserted into the parent vessel of an aneurysm in order to reduce blood flow to the aneurysm and promote embolization of the aneurysm. The stent wall includes an inner structure that can be expanded from a compressed state to a resilient expanded state... Agent: Robert A. Conner
20100131003 - Stretch resistant design for embolic coils with stabilization bead: A vasoocclusive embolic delivery system for use in placement of an embolic coil at a treatment site within a vessel. The embolic coil includes an elongated stretch resistant fiber having its distal end bonded to the distal end of the embolic coil. The stretch resistant fiber extends through a central... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100131000 - System and method for removal of material from a blood vessel: This invention provides a device and controllably expansive tool tip for thrombus removal. According to one embodiment, the controllably expansive thrombus removal tool tip (e.g., a screen and/or mesh) may be collapsed by pushing on an actuating handle, and then advanced into a balloon or guiding catheter until a distal... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20100131001 - Targeted drug delivery for aneurysm treatment: Disclosed herein are systems and methods related to aneurysm treatment. More specifically, the systems and methods disclosed herein relate to localized treatment of aneurysms utilizing polymeric micelles that release therapeutic agent(s) when exposed to energy.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20100131005 - Rotational coupling device for surgical instrument with flexible actuators: Rotational couplers for use with surgical devices that are actuated by semi-flexible actuators such as wires and the like. The couplers enable the actuators to apply various actuation motions to actuation features on the surgical device as well as other actuators to apply axial and rotational motions to the surgical... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100131007 - Self-expanding medical occlusion device: A self-expanding medical occlusion device treats a heart defect in a patient and is erted into the body in minimally invasive fashion using a catheter system, and includes raiding of thin threads which exhibits a first preliminarily definable shape as the clusion device is being inserted into the patient's body... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20100131006 - Split ends closure device: A device closes a patent foramen ovale (PFO), thus reducing or eliminating blood flow through the defect. The device is formed from a tubular structure having split ends, such that, after insertion, struts defined by the split ends pivot in a radial direction away from the tube, thereby securing the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100131008 - Visco-elastic facet joint implant: A visco-elastic facet joint implant for insertion into a facet joint between an inferior facet formed on a superior vertebral body and a superior facet formed on an inferior vertebral body. The facet implant includes a visco-elastic implant element molded into an anatomically fitted shape to optimally fit between the... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100131009 - Spinous process implant spacer and method of use therefor: A spinous process implant, and a method therefor can be positioned with its longitudinal axis substantially perpendicular to the median sagittal plane of the patient, between an upper and an adjacent lower spinous process. The implant comprises, as spacers, upper support means, and lower support means, which, in each case,... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100131010 - Extra discal intervertebral stabilization element for arthrodesis: Extra-discal intervertebral stabilization assembly for arthrodesis, comprising at least two vertebral screws that can engage in two different vertebrae, and a connecting member that is able to connect these two screws, one of each screw or connecting member having a rod (1018), while the other of each screw or connecting... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20100131011 - Sacroiliac joint immobilization: Improved tools and procedures relate to the immobilization of the sacroiliac joint for the treatment of pain associated with the joint. Kits comprise, for example, a guide element and an immobilization element of a biocompatible material with a size and shape suitable for placement within the sacroiliac joint. Suitable immobilization... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC US Bank Plaza, Suite 2000
20100131012 - Clavicle plate and screws: A bone plate and system is provided. The bone fixation plate conforms to the contour of an irregularly shaped bone and eliminates the need for pre-bending or intraoperative bending of the plate. The bone plate is applied to the bone in a generally flat condition and the process of installing... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20100131013 - Clavicle plate and screws: A bone plate and system is provided. The bone fixation plate conforms to the contour of an irregularly shaped bone and eliminates the need for pre-bending or intraoperative bending of the plate. The bone plate is applied to the bone in a generally flat condition and the process of installing... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20100131014 - Osteosynthesis device: Intramedullary osteosynthesis device is capable of adopting a profiled H-shape in a closed introductory state in order to be easily implantable and an X-shape in an open implanted state for good fixation in the bone.... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20100131015 - Spring-loaded kinematic adjustment screw: A precision kinematic adjustment screw for optical mounts controls the position of the stage plate relative to the base plate so that the position is stable, consistent and reproducible. Use of a spring-loaded spherical member that is free to rotate independent of the screw minimizes friction between the proximal end... Agent: Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.
20100131016 - Less invasive surgical system and methods: A system for performing a less invasive surgical procedure and, in particular, devices and methods for spinal fixation. The system comprises dilation tool(s), at least one working/insertion cannula, a plurality of screws, at least one fixation rod for connecting the screws, and a rod inserter. The dilation tool(s) may be... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100131017 - Multi-axial bone anchor assembly: In one aspect, a bone anchor assembly is provided. The bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor, a crown member, a saddle, and a sleeve. The bone anchor assembly is configured such that the bone anchor is moveable with respect to the saddle when the sleeve is positioned around the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100131018 - Polyaxial bone screw: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100131019 - Fixing element for a bone fragment: A fixing element, in particular a peg, for fixing bone fragments, ligaments or the like, has at least two outer sub-elements which divide the fixing element in the longitudinal direction with respect to a separating surface between the at least two outer sub-elements. The at least two outer sub-elements are... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100125266 - Methods and devices to treat compressive neuropathy and other diseases: Methods, systems and devices for treatment of musculoskeletal tissue may include one or more of stretching, scoring, cutting, and cryogenic cooling of the tissue. Exemplary usage includes the treatment of compressive neuropathy such as in carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis. Other musculoskeletal tissues such as those in the hip,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100125267 - Plasma gun for bio/medical treatment: There is disclosed a plasma gun for bio/medical treatment using atmospheric plasma. The disclosed plasma gun comprises a housing having an elongate chamber provided therein, the chamber having an end at which a nozzle for spraying plasma is positioned; a gas supply unit for supplying a reaction gas to the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100125268 - Selective accumulation of energy with or without knowledge of tissue topography: Methods and systems for heating a body tissue region adjacent a body lumen with diseased and healthy portions using selective accumulation of energy in the artery tissue with or without knowledge of tissue topography. The method includes positioning an energy delivery portion of a catheter body within the lumen adjacent... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100125270 - Ablation probe having a plurality of arrays of electrodes: An ablation device includes a cannula having a lumen, a first array of electrodes deployable from within the lumen, and a second array of electrodes deployable from within the lumen, wherein the first array of electrodes has a configuration that is different from a configuration of the second array of... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100125269 - Microwave treatment devices and methods: The present invention discloses medical systems and methods adapted for the delivery of various medical components such as microwave antennas within or on a body for performing one or more medical procedures. Several embodiments herein disclose medical systems comprising a combination of one or more medical components and one or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100125271 - System for treating undesired body tissue: The invention can selectively heat a diseased area or undesired tissue in the body while minimizing heating to the healthy area and surrounding tissue. This is done by exposing the undesired tissue to a scanning focused microwave beam arriving from different directions, all directions passing through the undesired tissue. The... Agent: Daniel Gelbart
20100125272 - Endoscopic devices and related methods of use: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device including a handle portion, an end effector assembly, an elongate member connecting the handle portion and the end effector assembly, and one or more treatment devices extendable through the elongate member and end effector assembly. The end effector assembly includes an electrode... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100125273 - Sleeve for a transfixation device for an external skeletal fixator: Sleeve (2) comprising a longitudinal axis (14), a right portion (22), a left portion (23), an outer wall (15), an interior wall (16) and a lumen (7), said sleeve (2) being implantable across the opposed cortices (4) of a long bone (5) and said lumen (7) being adapted for receiving... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100125274 - Expandable delivery device: An expandable drug delivery device that can be implanted or otherwise delivered in and/or adjacent to a bone and/or soft tissue (e.g., connective tissue) for orthopedic applications is disclosed. Devices and methods are described herein for delivering agents for orthopedic and other uses. In particular such devices and methods can... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100125275 - Surgical device, system and method of use thereof: The present invention includes a surgically implantable compression staple, system, and method of use thereof for the internal fixation of bone fractures, fusions, and osteotomies. The staple has a grooved construction along the outside edge of each of its legs and cannulated tabs are aligned above the grooves. The grooves... Agent: Trojan Law Offices
20100125276 - Method and system for reversibly controlled drilling of luminal occlusions: A luminal drilling system includes a drilling device and a control unit. The drilling device includes an elongate member having a drive shaft with a drill tip. The control unit includes a motor connectable to the drive shaft and control circuitry which rotationally oscillates the drive shaft with the direction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100125303 - Methods and apparatus for replacing biological joints using bone mineral substance in a suspended state: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for replacing biological joints, but applies also to the fixation of any solid implant for use in dental or orthopaedic applications. In general, an ideal amount of bone mineral substance is applied to the implant prior to going in to the operating room.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100125277 - Transverse centering tool with pin placement guides: A centering tool for transverse centering between an upper vertebra and a lower vertebra is disclosed. The centering tool comprises a support portion having a proximal end and a distal end, two handles, and two pin placement guides, each guide having a hollow cylinder shape for the placement of a... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100125278 - Hard and soft tip intraocular lens injector system and method: IOL injector system and method for injecting an IOL into an eye which incorporates the benefits of both a rigid and soft plunger tip lens engagement surface while at the same time reduces or eliminates the disadvantages associated therewith.... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20100125279 - Intraocular lens delivery device having a cartridge with an internal coating: An intraocular lens (IOL) delivery device is disclosed. The device includes an intraocular lens cartridge having an internal coating wherein the coating includes a polymeric material that is compatible with a polymeric material of a material that forms the cartridge. Preferably, the polymeric material of the coating, the cartridge or... Agent: Alcon
20100125280 - Delivery system having one piece inner member with flat distal end portion: A delivery system has reduced profile in the catheter portion of the delivery system without compromising the pushability of the delivery system. The present invention also provides a structure which improves and simplifies the attachment of small catheter components to other structures forming the catheter portion the delivery system.... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20100125281 - Cardiac pacing lead and delivery sheath: The present invention provides compositions and methods related to epicardial pacing systems. In particular, the present invention provides a novel delivery sheath and cardiac pacing lead to be deployed in the pericardial space via a percutaneous approach.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20100125285 - Automated alignment: Systems and method are disclosed whereby elongate medical instruments may be registered to adjacent tissue structures and other structures, and may be navigated and operated in a coordinated fashion to maximize ranges of motion, ease of use, and other factors. A method for registering an instrument relative to nearby structures... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100125284 - Registered instrument movement integration: Systems and method are disclosed whereby elongate medical instruments may be registered to adjacent tissue structures and other structures, and may be navigated and operated in a coordinated fashion to maximize ranges of motion, ease of use, and other factors. A method for registering an instrument relative to nearby structures... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100125282 - Robotically steered rf catheter: A distal end of a stent graft fenestration or other special purpose catheter is guided to a location in a patient's vasculature based on input from a surgeon using a pre-operatively generated image of the patient's vasculature—this can be in proximity to an already implanted device. The movement of the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20100125286 - Surgical positioning device and image guided navigation system using the same: A surgical positioning device comprises a base, an upper moving structure, a lower moving structure, an auxiliary operating element, and a plurality of encoders. The upper moving structure and the lower moving structure are coupled to the base individually, such that the upper moving structure and lower moving structure may... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20100125283 - Universal needle guide: A universal needle guide is disclosed comprising a body, a first needle aperture and a second needle aperture. The body includes an upper support portion and at least one attachment portion. The first needle aperture defines a first diameter disposed in the upper support portion. The second needle aperture defines... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100125287 - Follicular dissection device and method: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to surgical instruments and methods for extracting hair follicles.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20100125288 - Method and apparatus for reducing renal blood pressure: A method and apparatus for treatment of chronic renal failure by reducing renal perfusion pressure. Treatment is performed by partial occlusion of renal artery. A device to constrict the renal artery may be implanted in the body of a patient and include a renal pressure sensor and a mechanical control... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100125291 - Drill and flavored fluid particles combination: A medical apparatus is constructed to have a proximal end and a distal end, with the distal end including a source of mechanical tissue disruption that is configured to treat or ablate a target surface. The source of mechanical tissue disruption includes a tissue-disrupting distal end, and the medical apparatus... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100125290 - Guarded surgical knife handle: A guarded surgical knife handle includes a lower handle portion, an upper handle postion, and a button. The lower handle portion includes a blade holder, a proximal pair of lateral shelves, and a distal pair of lateral shelves. The upper handle portion includes a guard portion, a proximal post between... Agent: Alcon
20100125289 - Scalpel blade having dual indentations on back edge: The present invention is directed to a scalpel blade having a longitudinal axis, the scalpel blade preferably comprising a first edge coincident with the longitudinal axis, a second edge coincident with the longitudinal axis, a cutting edge located along at least a portion of the first edge, and a first... Agent: Clifford L Tager
20100125292 - Ultrasonic surgical system: An ultrasonic surgical system utilizes a digital control system to generate ultrasonic drive current for transducers that are located in a hand piece and are attached to a surgical scalpel or blade in the hand piece so as to vibrate the blade in response to the current. The digital control... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100125293 - Guarded surgical knife handle: A guarded surgical knife handle includes a handle portion with a blade holder, a chamber within the handle portion, and a slot. The guarded surgical knife handle also includes a guard having an open distal end slidably mounted within the handle portion that can slide longitudinally between an unguarded position... Agent: Alcon
20100125294 - Lancet assembly: A lancet assembly 100 comprises a lancet 1 which has a puncture element at its one end, a cap 6 which covers the puncture element, a holder 40 which movably holds the lancet 1, a pressing lever 30 which drives the lancet 1, and an ejector 20 which urges the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100125295 - Nostril dilator: An internal nasal prosthesis of unitary construction. The prosthsis has three distinct segments, an arched medial segment and two lateral appendages on each end of the medial segment. Each appendage of this prosthesis is the mirror image of the other and is inclined at a compound angle, relative to said... Agent: Wiley Rein LLP
20100125296 - Biological tissue closure device and method: Devices and methods for biological tissue closure are disclosed. Arteriotomy closure and hemostasis devices and methods are disclosed. A device that can provide a lateral tension across an opening in the tissue and apply energy to seal the tissue is disclosed. Methods for using the device are also disclosed.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100125297 - Ac joint repair using suture button graft construct and method of surgery: Apparatus and methods for fixation of bone to bone, or soft tissue to bone. The apparatus comprises two fixation devices (for example, two buttons) joined by a biologic material (for example, a graft or tendon). Each fixation device is provided with at least one opening that allows the passage of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100125298 - Markable blanket and comfort system: A children's comfort system is disclosed comprising a blanket made from a markable and washable fabric material body, a permanent or washable marker set removably attached to the blanket, an interchangeable comfort device connected to the blanket, and a markable and washable toy doll attached to the blanket.... Agent: Elisabeth Whitney
20100125299 - Translational occipital vertebral fixation system: An occipital plating system includes a fixation assembly with a plate and a coupling member extending from a respective one of opposite lateral portions of the plate. The coupling members include a channel to receive a connecting element extending from the spinal column. The coupling members are rotatable and translatable... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100125300 - Fixation plate for use in the lapidus approach: The present disclosure generally relates to fixation plates for use in correcting Hallux Valgus deformities under the Lapidus approach. The plate includes holes defined therethrough in such a way to facilitate multiplanar stability across the metatarsocuneiform joint. The plate is further sized and shaped to approximate the natural anatomic contour... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100125301 - Surgical device, system and method of use thereof: The present invention includes a surgically implantable device, system, and method of use thereof for the internal compression or distraction of, for example, bone fractures, fusions, and osteotomies. More specifically, the surgical device comprises a bridge with one or more adjustable anti-reversing portions. The adjustable anti-reversing portion(s) may be located... Agent: Trojan Law Offices
20100125302 - Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener: A polyaxial ball and socket joint that can be locked into a fixed position. The fastening system consists of the polyaxial ball and socket joint used in conjunction with a bone screw having threads on one end for use in anchoring to the spine and a spherical connector on the... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100121316 - Risk indication for surgical procedures: The invention relates to a system (100) for computing a risk, the risk relating to injuring an anatomical structure by a medical device during a medical procedure, the system comprising: a structure unit (110) for obtaining a position of the anatomical structure; a device unit (120) for obtaining a position... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100121317 - Electrosurgical power control: A method and apparatus include determining a value of a parameter associated with operation of an electrosurgical probe having a particular probe design, and determining whether the value of the parameter is within a range of values that has been predetermined for the particular probe design to indicate that the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100121318 - Apparatus for treating tissue with microwave radiation and antenna calibration system and method: A calibration method and apparatus for surgical antennas which are arranged to deliver microwave radiation (e.g. having a treatment frequency of 500 MHz to 100 GHz) into biological tissue is disclosed. An emitting region of the antenna is exposed to a plurality of calibration standards each having a different complex... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100121319 - Methods and devices for applying energy to bodily tissues: Devices and methods are disclosed for treating tissue with microwave energy. Such devices and methods are able to treat cavities or surface tissue by creating one or more area or volumetric lesions. Also disclosed are flexible, low-profile devices that can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100121320 - Electrosurgical system and an electrode assembly for an electrosurgical system: An electrosurgical system includes a first unit including a generator, and a second unit including an electrode assembly, the second unit being detachably connectible to the first unit such that radio frequency power can be conveyed to the electrode assembly, wherein the second unit firstly includes a passive electrical identification... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100121321 - Surgical instrument and method: A surgical instrument comprises a hollow tube (18) having a cutting window (16) at the distal end portion. An inner tube (15) is disposed within the tube (18) and is mounted for rotation about its longitudinal axis. A cutting tool (17) is located at the distal end of the tube... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100121322 - Electrophysiology electrode having multiple power connections and electrophysiology devices including the same: An electrophysiology electrode having multiple power connections and electrophysiology devices including the same.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100121323 - External adjustment device for distraction device: A method of positioning an external adjustment device relative to a patient includes placing a magnetic viewing sheet adjacent to a patient and identifying the location of an implanted magnetic assembly using the magnetic viewing sheet by visualizing a magnetic image of the implanted magnetic assembly in the magnetic viewing... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100121324 - Fixation system, an intramedullary fixation assembly and method of use: A fixation system, including an intramedullary fixation assembly and an instrument for coupling the intramedullary fixation assembly to bones. The intramedullary fixation assembly includes a proximal screw member positioned at a proximal end of the intramedullary fixation assembly, a distal member positioned at a distal end of the intramedullary fixation... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20100121325 - Hybrid intramedullary fixation assembly and method of use: A hybrid intramedullary fixation assembly for joint stabilization is provided and includes a plate member having a plurality of apertures. The plate member includes a first elongated portion and a second curved portion. The assembly includes a plurality of metatarsal screws for coupling the plate member to the first elongated... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20100121326 - Orthopedic intramedullary fixation system: A system and method for repairing fractured long bones. A guide wire is inserted through an opening drilled in a proximal bone segment and pushed through the intramedullary cavity of the proximal bone segment, across the fracture site and into the intramedullary cavity of a distal bone segment. A dilator... Agent: Dalina Pasadena
20100121327 - Orthopedic screw: An orthopedic screw that may be used to align and stabilize a bone fracture and a method for using the same.... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20100121328 - Plate implant, in particular for use on a spinal column: The invention relates to a plate-implant for use in osteosynthesis, comprising at least one first plate component with throughbores for receiving fastening screws and a connection means, at least one second plate component with throughbores for receiving fastening screws and a receiving means for receiving a connection means. According to... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.
20100121329 - Translatable carriage fixation system: Translational bone fixation assemblies, kits containing such assemblies, and methods of use are described herein. The described assemblies may be used in spinal fusion procedures in which a damaged or diseased disc (or part of a disc) is removed from between a pair of vertebrae and a spinal fusion spacer... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100121330 - Surgical bone milling instrument: A surgical bone milling instrument, for operating in a hole formed in a bone, comprising a milling element (10) having a longitudinal axis (A) and a forward portion rotating around an axis (A) for milling bone. The instrument comprises an elongate probe element (20) located internally of and being coaxial... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100121332 - Devices and methods for vertebrostenting: The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100121333 - Devices and methods for vertebrostenting: The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100121331 - Universal double offset surgical instrument: Instruments for use in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. Instruments according to certain embodiments of the invention connect to a shaping member such as a broach, reamer or osteotome that is used to prepare the intramedullary canal of a desired femur or other bone for total hip arthroplasty. Such an... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100121388 - Monorail system: Systems for improved methods of performing a spinal fusion procedure that include a monorail instrument having a sliding platform for additional instrumentation to allow controlled delivery of various instruments for disc preparation and implant insertion in order to protect the medial neural structures of the spine. The monorail instrument engages... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20100121386 - Progressive reduction instrument for reduction of a vertebral rod and method of use: An instrument and method for reducing a vertebral rod into an anchor attached to a vertebral member. The instrument may include a gripper and an attached reduction member that includes a handle and shaft. The gripper is configured to attach to an anchor and may include an asymmetrical shape to... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100121385 - Rod reducer instrument for spinal surgery: A rod reducer instrument is configured to be secured to a fixation element and to force a rod into engagement with the fixation element. The rod reducer instrument can have a pliers to secure the rod reducer to the fixation element and a threaded shaft with a handle and a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100121387 - Surgical tool for tensioning a flexible member: A surgical tool for tensioning a flexible member of a vertebral device, the flexible member having at least one end portion to which tension is applied. The surgical tool includes a longitudinal member having a longitudinal axis, a first end provided with an element for securing in rotation at least... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100121389 - Method of preparing a femur for implantation of a femoral implant: A method of preparing a distal femur for implantation of a femoral implant is described. The distal femur is resected to accommodate placement of a trial implant thereon. The trial implant is then placed against the resected distal femur to locate an optimal position for the femoral implant. The trial... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100121390 - Partial or complete prosthetic replacement arthroplasty of the distal radioulnar joint: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for replacement of at least one surface region of a distal radioulnar joint using at least one prosthesis. In some embodiments, the system may provide restoration of normal, unconstrained biomechanics of the joint, which may preserve rotation and translation and ensure durability of the... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20100121334 - Universal positioning device for orthopedic surgery and method of use thereof: A positioning device assembly for positioning a tool guide block for use in an orthopedic surgery on a bone element includes a positioning device having a block body with a reference surface adapted to abut the bone element, and first and second adjustment mechanisms that are independently operable. The first... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100121335 - Instrument for use in minimally invasive surgery: The invention is directed to an instrument for use in minimally invasive hip surgery. In particular, the instrument is useful for both alignment and insertion/impaction of an acetabular shell. Furthermore, the instrument is suitable for assuring the shell is impacted with the proper abduction and version in left or right... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Legal Department
20100121336 - Device, system, and method for forming a cavity in and delivering a curable material into bone: A curable material delivery cannula device is 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 lumen. When... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100121337 - Device for drilling angled osteal tunnels: A surgical drill guide device for drilling an angled osteal tunnel having an support rack having a first end and a second end; a drill guide sleeve having a passage for receiving a drill therethrough, the drill guide sleeve being adjustably securable and positionable on the rack between the first... Agent: David L. King, Sr.
20100121338 - Method for drilling angled osteal tunnels: Methods for drilling an angled osteal tunnel into a bone by drilling or punching at least one first tunnel portion into the bone from a first surface location on the bone, the at least one first tunnel portion having an interior end within the bone and then drilling or punching... Agent: David L. King, Sr.
20100121339 - Method and apparatus for fixing a graft in a bone tunnel: A method and apparatus for fixing a ligament in a bone tunnel by cross-pinning the ligament in the bone tunnel.... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100121340 - Intraocular lens delivery device with a multi-part plunger tip: The present invention is directed to the provision of an intraocular lens delivery device having a plunger with a multi-part plunger tip. The plunger tip includes a first part and a second part wherein the first part releases from the second part during travel of the plunger through the body... Agent: Alcon
20100121341 - Device for positioning a stent: The disclosure concerns a device for positioning a stent in a natural canal after the passage through an obstacle at the level of a target organ. The device includes a stent, a pusher tube and a guide. The guide is conceived to push the stent through the lumen of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100121342 - Methods and apparatus for delivering ocular implants into the eye: A cannula for an ocular implant delivery system. In some embodiments, the cannula includes a tubular member having a curved portion, a distal opening surrounded by a distal opening surface, and a distal tip, the distal tip being adapted to be inserted into an anterior chamber of a human subject's... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100121343 - Scrub-resistant ink and methods and apparatus for fabrication and use thereof: Scrub resistant inks and methods and apparatus for fabrication and use thereof are provided. Scrub-resistant ink compositions may include a dye for marking skin; and a solvent dissolving a marking effective amount of the dye, wherein the solvent comprises about 0.1 to about 90 percent of a polar aprotic solvent.... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group
20100121345 - Dilator with expandable member: The invention relates to a dilator having an expandable member and relates to a dilator and access sheath assembly including a first conduit which includes a wall defining a lumen therethrough and which is sufficiently rigid to dilate tissue in a body vessel; a member coaxially surrounding a first section... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100121344 - Tool for removing object from the body of a patient: A tool for removing a discrete object from the body of a human or animal patient includes a single length of Nitinol tubing and a sheath. The tubing includes a tool head section at a distal end of the tubing and a shaft section extending from a proximal end of... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
20100121346 - Compliant guiding catheter sheath system: A guiding catheter system employs a compliant shaft with an inflatable balloon affixed to a distal portion of the shaft. The inflatable balloon includes channels that allow some amount of blood to flow past the balloon when inflated in a blood vessel. One or more inflation lumens is in fluid... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100121347 - Manipulator for an instrument for minimally invasive surgery, and a positioning aid for positioning such an instrument: A manipulator for an instrument for minimally invasive surgery, having at a proximal end a handle for operating the instrument, and wherein the instrument is removably placed at a distal end, and wherein a parallelogram construction is provided between the proximal end and the distal end for guaranteeing an unambiguous... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20100121348 - Insertion tool for knotless suture anchor for soft tissue repair and method of use: An insertion tool is used to implant a knotless suture anchor to secure soft tissue to a rigid structure such as bone. The anchor has an inner member that receives suture thread and rotates within an outer tubular member. An inner shaft on the insertion tool engages the inner tubular... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100121349 - Termination devices and related methods: Devices and methods for locking and/or cutting tethers during a tissue modification procedure are described. In some variations, a tether may be used to tighten tissue by bringing two pieces or sections of the tissue together. The tether, which may be under tension, may be locked to maintain the tension,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100121350 - Instantaneous mechanical detachment mechanism for vaso-occlusive devices: Disclosed herein are mechanical detachment mechanisms for vaso-occlusive devices that allow for instantaneous, operator-controlled release of the vaso-occlusive device into the selected site. Also disclosed are vaso-occlusive assemblies comprising these detachment mechanisms and methods of using these detachment mechanisms and vaso-occlusive assemblies.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100121351 - Endoscopic surgical clip applier: A surgical clip applying apparatus includes a movable member biased in the housing adjacent the wedge plate. An actuator longitudinally advances the wedge plate a predetermined distance to a distal most position. The wedge plate has an end being disposed between first and second jaw portions at the distal most... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100121353 - Method and apparatus for meniscal repair: An apparatus for suturing tissue includes a housing. The apparatus also includes a first needle attached to the housing and a second needle attached to the housing. A suture having a leading portion and a trailing portion is also included. A first structure is operably associated with the first needle... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100121352 - Suturing instrument and method for passing multiple sutures: Apparatus and methods for passing multiple sutures in tissue repair and/or other mini-open procedures. The apparatus includes a pair of jaws mounted on a distal end of a shaft, a hand assembly mounted on a proximal end of the shaft, and a needle mounted on the hand assembly and passing... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100121354 - Device for the intraosteal seizing of sutures: Devices for seizing sutures within osteal tunnels, including blindly seizing such sutures, having an interior end for insertion into an osteal tunnel, the interior end having a suture seizing mechanism; an exterior end having an activating mechanism for activating the suture seizing mechanism; a target ring, which is a component... Agent: David L. King, Sr.
20100121355 - Methods and devices for suture anchor delivery: A method for impacting a suture anchor into bone comprises providing an implantable suture anchor and providing an impactor device for impacting the suture anchor into the bone. The suture anchor is coupled to a distal portion of the impactor device. Positioning the suture anchor engages the anchor with the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100121356 - Apparatus for minimum invasive fasciectomy: Apparatus for minimum invasive fasciectomy, characterized by a tubular fixation element, including two detachably interconnected semitubular shells with in each case a wedge-shaped recess formed at a proximal end and at a distal end, a deflecting bar, whose length essentially corresponds to the portion between the recesses, and lifting wedges... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC
20100121357 - Tissue penetrating catheters having integral imaging transducers and their methods of use: A catheter device that is useable to penetrate from a blood vessel in which the catheter device is positioned to a target location comprises a flexible catheter advanceable into the first blood vessel, a tissue penetrator lumen adapted to receive an operative tissue penetrator which is usable to penetrate from... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20100121358 - Tissue management methods, apparatus, and systems: Tissue management methods can include inserting a clamping device into a vessel and clamping a vessel wall via the clamping device. Tissue can be dilated about the clamping device and an anastomotic device provided to the vessel.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20100121359 - Haemostatic clip, device to apply a haemostatic clip and its use: The present invention refers to surgical clips as used to occlude tubular bodies. More specifically, the present invention refers to a haemostatic clip to occlude vessels, such as blood vessels, which constructive arrangement solves a range of inconveniences of haemostatic clips as found in the state of the art. According... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100121361 - Directional rotational atherectomy device with offset spinning abrasive element: The invention provides a rotational atherectomy system, device and method comprising a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with a pre-curved abrasive section disposed within a catheter that deforms the abrasive section to a substantially straight profile and, when the abrasive section is moved distally out of the catheter, the abrasive... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20100121362 - Vessel support device and method of vessel harvesting: Embodiments of the invention provide a vessel support system and a method of vessel harvesting. The system can include a cutting device, a catheter adapted to be inserted into a section of the vessel in order to support the vessel as the cutting device is advanced over the vessel, and... Agent: Fennemore Craig
20100121360 - Testing a patient population having a cardiovascular condition for drug efficacy: Lumenectomy material is tested to determine the efficacy of a test drug in a patient population having a cardiovascular condition. The material is removed from at least a first and a second patient and tested for one or more markers of a cardiovascular condition. The first patient is administered the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100121363 - Articulating curette: An articulating ear curette comprises a curette tip connected to a first actuator arm through a first molded-in living hinge and to a second actuator arm through a second molded-in living hinge. The actuator arms are slidably connected to one another such that relative movement of the first and second... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC
20100121364 - Method of controlling a surgical system based on a load on the cutting tip of a handpiece: A surgical system that is able to sense the onset of an occlusion or other surgical event as well as the instant an occlusion breaks. To help avoid overheating of the tip, the system determines an approximate temperature of the eye using an irrigation flow rate and reduces the power... Agent: Alcon
20100121365 - Surgical bur with anti-chatter flute geometry: A surgical bur including a shaft with a bur head. A number of flutes are formed on the bur head. Each flute has a cutting edge. Chamfer surfaces form the front, distally directed faces of some of the burs. The flutes without chamfer surfaces having cutting edges emerge from the... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation
20100121366 - Lancing device: A lancing device comprises a lancet drive to cause a lancet to effect a puncturing movement, a housing that encloses the lancet drive, and a touching element with an opening for applying a part of a body in which a prick wound is to be produced, the touching element being... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
20100121367 - Device for dissecting and cutting in endoscopic surgery: A device for tissue dissecting and cutting in endoscope surgery which primarily comprises a holding part, a transmitting part and a cutting part. The holding part offers stable support for the surgeon to perform operation without incurring sway. The transmitting part is a straight force delivery system that can deliver... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100121368 - Lancet system: A lancing system comprising a lancet with a handle portion to and a needle bearing portion, the needle bearing portion retaining a thin needle protected by a safety cap. The safety cap includes first and second chambers, where the first chamber acts as a sheath and the second chamber having... Agent: Robert M. Hunter PLLC
20100121369 - Puncturing system, lancet reservoir system and manufacturing method, and method for positioning functional elements on carrier tape: A puncturing system includes a carrier tape carrying multiple lancets and having position marks, a device housing that comprises a conveying facility for positioning the lancets consecutively in a usage position by moving the carrier tape in a conveying direction and has a housing opening for touching against a body... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
20100121370 - Asymmetrical medical devices for treating a target site and associated method: Embodiments of the present invention provide medical devices and methods for treating a target site within the body, such as for treating vascular abnormalities. For example, one embodiment provides medical device including a first tubular member that includes a first portion, a second portion, and a central portion disposed between... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100121371 - Non-endoscopic insertion and removal of a device: Apparatus is provided for use in a stomach of a subject, including a gastric balloon and a hollow, flexible tube coupled at a distal end thereof to the gastric balloon. A proximal portion of the tube, when in a relaxed position, is shaped so as to prevent the balloon from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100121372 - Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent: An angioplasty balloon including a non-deployable stent to prevent or reduce the potential for slippage of the inflated balloon with respect to the vessel wall being treated. The balloon includes a non-deployable stent that is adapted to be secured to the balloon or angioplasty balloon catheter. The stent has a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100121373 - Removable vena cava filter with improved leg: A removable filter for capturing thrombi in a blood vessel. The filter has primary struts with first ends attached together along a longitudinal axis. Each primary strut has a body member extending from its first end along the longitudinal axis to an anchoring hook. Each primary strut is configured to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100121374 - Sheathless embolic protection system: A system for enabling the insertion and removal of an embolic protection device, for capturing and retaining embolic debris which may be created during the performance of a therapeutic interventional procedure in a stenosed or occluded region of a blood vessel. The system, in an embodiment thereof, enables the device... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20100121375 - Suture anchoring system and method: A suture anchoring system having an anchor structure through which at least one suture can extend, the anchor being compressible or deformable to anchor the suture, and a method for using the suture anchoring system by attaching one end of a suture to a muscle, ligament or bone; threading the... Agent: David L. King, Sr.
20100121376 - Suture anchoring system and method: A suture anchoring system and method includes a plurality of anchor members interconnected to form an anchor assembly with a suture extending therefrom. The anchor assembly has an insertion configuration wherein the anchor members are aligned in a substantially linear arrangement for delivery through an aperture in bodily tissue and... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100121377 - Lumbar support device: A portable lumbar support is provided and includes an elongate resilient cushion member having a pair of opposing end sections and an intermediate section having a concave therapeutic surface on at least one major side thereof for fitting against a lumbar region of a patient, and an opposed major stabilizing... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law
20100121378 - Facet fusion system: A device including a side wall defining an inner space; a lock mechanism; a pivot post; and a securement post where the device is a facet joint fusion cage; and a facet joint distractor is capable of engaging the lock mechanism via a lock and key arrangement. A method of... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100121379 - Pedicle and non-pedicle based interspinous and lateral spacers: Pedicle and non-pedicle based interspinous and lateral spacers have an upper surface configured for engagement with an inferior surface of a fifth lumbar vertebral body, and a lower surface configured for engagement with an outer surface of a sacrum. One configuration includes a component having two opposing upper arms and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100121380 - Expandable spinal rods and methods of use: A spinal rod includes an elongated tubular member that is inflatable from a first insertion profile to a second enlarged profile. An expandable tubular reinforcement sleeve is concentrically positioned adjacent to the balloon. The balloon may be bonded to the sleeve. The spinal rod may also have longitudinal reinforcement members.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100121381 - Surgical method and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis and stabilization of vertebrae: Disclosed is a prosthetic device for distracting spinal column segments in the lumbar and the lumbar-sacral regions comprising a first engagement arm, a second engagement arm, a coupling mechanism and a locking mechanism. The first and the second engagement arms are configured to receive a lamina portion of the spinal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100121382 - Vertical inline plate: A spinal plate having an upper surface and a lower surface, the lower surface adapted to contact bone. A plurality of holes extend from the upper surface to the lower surface through the plate which is configured and adapted to receive bone fasteners for fixing the spinal plate to bone.... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20100121383 - Method, system, and apparatus for mammalian bony segment stabilization: Embodiments of bony region stabilization are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Merle W. Richman, Iii
20100121384 - Occipital fixation system and method of use: Disclosed is a multi-axial occipito-cervical connection system that enables an occipital rod to be coupled to a cervical rod in a manner that permits multi-axial, relative movement between the two rods about a predetermined location, such as the heads of the rods. The system includes a locking mechanism that can... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100114076 - Method of performing refractive laser eye surgery centered along the visual axis of a human eye: A method of performing refractive laser eye surgery on a human eye is provided wherein the ablation pattern is centered along the visual axis, rather than along the line of sight. First, a wavefront, either ocular, corneal or a combination thereof, is generated by a wavefront sensor centered along the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100114079 - Lenticular refractive surgery of presbyopia, other refractive errors, and cataract retardation: Methods for the creation of microspheres treat the clear, intact crystalline lens of the eye with energy pulses, such as from lasers, for the purpose of correcting presbyopia, other refractive errors, and for the retardation and prevention of cataracts. Microsphere formation in non-contiguous patterns or in contiguous volumes works to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100114078 - Method and apparatus for universal improvement of vision: “Universal improvement” of vision is achieved by effectively changing the shape of the anterior refracting surface of the cornea to an ideal “turtleback” shape, on which is imposed the necessary curvature adjustment to achieve correction of distance vision. In accordance with one embodiment, the cornea is actually formed to the... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP
20100114077 - Systems and methods for fine-tuning refractive surgery: Systems and methods for fine-tuning refractive shapes for vision treatment are provided. Techniques encompass determining a variable index of refraction for a cornea of the eye, and determining the refractive treatment shape for the eye based on the variable index of refraction. Techniques also encompass determining a variable radius of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100114080 - Apparatus, system and method for medical treatment: According to one aspect, a system includes an energy application device configured to apply energy to a treatment area of a subject, a sensing device configured to determine the energy received by one or more regions of the treatment area, and a user interface configured to provide a user with... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100114081 - Biasing laser catheter: monorail design: In some embodiments, without limitation, the invention comprises a catheter having an elongated housing with a channel disposed therein. A laser delivery member is movable and at least partially disposed within the channel. A ramp is disposed within the housing at an angle to its central axis and proximate to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100114082 - Method and apparatus for the ablation of endometrial tissue: 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
20100114083 - Method and apparatus for the ablation of gastrointestinal tissue: 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
20100114084 - Percutaneous pringle occlusion method and device: Methods and devices for occluding a vessel during a percutaneous ablation procedure. An elongated access device having a lumen and a tissue piercing, open distal end in communication with the lumen is used to percutaneously access a vessel that supplied blood to the tissue to be treated. An elongated balloon... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100114085 - Methods 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.
20100114090 - Electrosurgical generator and system: An electrosurgical system has an electrosurgical generator with a multiple-phase RF output stage coupled to a multiple-electrode electrosurgical instrument. The instrument has three treatment electrodes each of which is coupled to a respective generator output driven from, for instance, a three-phase output transformer. Continuous RF output voltage waveforms are simultaneously... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100114088 - Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability: An electrosurgical pencil configured and adapted to support an electrocautery blade. A strain gauge is affixed to the proximal end of the electrocautery blade and measures the displacement of the blade as a result of resistance and drag acting on the blade. The electrosurgical pencil also includes a meter electrically... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100114089 - Endometrial ablation devices and systems: 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
20100114087 - Methods and devices for treating urinary incontinence: Described herein are devices, systems and methods for treatment of tissue within a lumen of a body. For example, the devices described herein may be used to treat the urethra or gastrointestinal tract, including a sphincter. These devices may provide an expandable element at the distal end of an elongate... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100114086 - Methods, devices, and systems for non-invasive delivery of microwave therapy: Methods, apparatuses and systems are provided for non-invasive delivery of microwave therapy. Microwave energy may be applied to epidermal, dermal and subdermal tissue of a patient to achieve various therapeutic and/or aesthetic results. In one embodiment, the microwave energy is applied to a target tissue via an energy delivery applicator... Agent: Bernard E. Shay C/o Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100114091 - Directed current for hair removal: A device and system for applying a directed electrical current to heated hair, for at least damaging if not destroying the hair follicle with the electrical current. The current may optionally be AC or DC current. The device for hair treatment, may include a heat source; and a source of... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20100114095 - Ablation apparatus and system to limit nerve conduction: An electrosurgical probe including a probe body which defines a longitudinal probe axis. The electrosurgical probe also includes a first and second conductive electrode, each disposed along the probe axis. The surface area of the first conductive electrode is greater of the surface area of the second conductive electrode. The... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.
20100114092 - Bipolar instrument and method for electrosurgical treatment of tissue: A bipolar surgical instrument comprising an electrode means connected to a high-frequency generator for generating a high-frequency current at a distal end of the instrument with at least first and second electrodes for forming electric arcs therebetween. The surgical instrument further comprises a pipe, a tubular probe or a similar... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100114093 - Epicardial ablation catheter and method of use: An aspect of various embodiments of the present invention system and method provide, but not limited thereto, a novel means for epicardial ablation using a double-curve steerable sheath and a double-curve deflectable open irrigated-tip/suction catheter that can be guided around the apex of the heart and adjusted so as to... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20100114094 - System and method for anatomical mapping of tissue and planning ablation paths therein: Methods for ablating tissue in a patient having atrial fibrillation comprise advancing an elongate flexible shaft through a patient's vasculature into a chamber of a heart. The elongate flexible shaft has an energy source and a sensor. Tissue in the heart is scanned with the sensor and data about the... Agent: Vytronus, Inc. & Townsend And Townsend Nd Crew LLP Joint Cn
20100114096 - Tissue coagulation method and device using inert gas: A gas-enhanced electrosurgical method and apparatus for coagulating tissue. The apparatus includes a first tube with a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the first tube is configured to receive pressurized ionizable gas. The distal end of the first tube is configured to deliver ionized gas... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100114097 - Implant devices constructed with metallic and polymeric components: A device for treating bone comprises a rigid body including a polymeric material extending over at least a target portion thereof. The device further comprises a locking element extending into the bone and attached to the device by forming a permanent bond therebetween by melting a portion of an outer... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100114098 - Devices and methods for stabilizing a spinal region: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods for delivering implants through a posterior aspect of a vertebral body such as a pedicle and placing the implant or performing a procedure into the anterior aspect of the vertebral body. A representative apparatus includes an outer cannula, and advancer tube and a drill assembly.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100114099 - Surgical navigation: A method of surgical navigation into' the brain includes establishing a trajectory through the skull into the brain to a target, drilling a hole in the skull using a drill (14), and verifying the trajectory of the drilled hole during drilling using image guidance. A surgical navigation system includes a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100114183 - Implant insertion tool: An insertion tool for placing a spinal implant in an intervertebral space includes a handle assembly, a jaw assembly having first and second jaw members movable with respect to each other, and a holding member adapted to hold and release an implant in response to a manipulation of the handle... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100114182 - Surgical instruments for delivering forces to bony strucures: Spinal surgical systems, instruments and methods include a surgical instrument with a first member mountable to a first vertebra and a second member mountable to a second vertebra. The first and second members are coupled to one another with a coupling mechanism that allows translation of the first and second... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20100114185 - Distraction tool for bone growth: The described embodiments relate to a bone distraction plate device, which is surgically implanted, and a distraction tool for the purpose of growing new bone through the process of distraction. The device comprises a prosthesis housing a screw mechanism that attaches to a threaded post, which extends through tissue from... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100114184 - Flexible tools for preparing bony canals: Apparatus is provided that includes a surgical tool, which includes a proximal shaft, a distal rod, and a target sight. A proximal end of the distal rod is coupled to a distal end of the proximal shaft such that the distal rod articulates with the proximal shaft. The target sight... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100114100 - Technique and device for laminar osteotomy and laminoplasty: This invention relates to a technique for performing laminar osteotomy (dividing of the spinal lamina, a posterior structure of vertebra). The term osteotomy is derived from os (bone), tomy (to cut or remove), and laminoplasty (the reshaping of the lamina). This technique can be performed with or without visual assistance... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100114102 - Femoral cutting block: A method of resecting a distal femur is disclosed. The method includes attaching a first block to the distal femur, the first block having a first surface providing a guiding surface for making an anterior chamfer cut on the femur, and a second surface providing a guiding surface for making... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100114101 - Method of resecting a femoral head for implantation of a femoral neck fixation prosthesis: A femoral neck fixation prosthesis and method of using same which reduces bone loss and the avoids the other shortcomings of the prior art by allowing the fixation of a stable femoral head replacement while reducing the amount of the femur which must be reamed for the insertion of the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100114103 - Apparatus and methods for alteration of anatomical features: Systems and methods are disclosed for manipulating an anatomical feature within the body of the patient. An implant such as an internal jackscrew is implanted at the anatomical and has first and second attachment points that secure to spaced-apart locations on the anatomical feature. An internal motor is coupled to... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100114104 - System for aligning a meterial-abrading tool relative to an intervertebral-disc compartment: A system for aligning a material-abrading tool (56, 58) relative to an intervertebral-disc compartment at the start of an intervertebral-disc operation comprises an operating table (12), which is capable of being tilted about its longitudinal axis (14), and an image-recording device (22) for recording lateral images of the intervertebral-disc compartment.... Agent: Lempia Braidwood LLC
20100114105 - System and method for vertebral interbody fusion: A surgical inserter and a fusion cage system which may provide for simplified fusion cage attachment and positioning. The inserter may comprise a collapsible collet with a locking rod. The fusion cage with a rectangular cross-section head may be secured to the inserter through the reverse tapered aperture of the... Agent: Imds, Inc.
20100114107 - Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods: Nucleus pulposus implants that are resistant to migration in and/or expulsion from an intervertebral disc space are provided. In one form of the invention, an implant includes a load bearing elastic body surrounded in the disc space by an anchoring, preferably resorbable, outer shell. In certain forms of the invention,... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100114108 - Multiplanar taper lock screw and lock indicator gauge: A lock indicator gauge is provided to provide an indication as to whether a bone screw construct is in a locked or an unlocked condition when the lock indicator gauge is operatively engaged with the bone screw construct. A plunger longitudinally disposed within a housing of the lock indicator gauge... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100114106 - Surgical instrument to measure an intervertebral space: The invention is a surgical instrument for measuring an intervertebral space. On the distal end of a handle of the instrument there are at least two measurement plates, whereby an interval between the measurement plates, and an angle enclosed by the measurement plates, are adjustable.... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100114109 - Method for prevention of rejection and sever encapsulation of a supportive or functioning implant: A method of preventing rejection of an implant in the eye, includes forming a flap in the cornea of the eye, inserting an implant under the flap, cross linking corneal tissue surrounding an implant to make the corneal tissue surrounding an implant less vulnerable to enzymatic degradation, inserting polymeric material... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100114111 - Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting: The invention relates to a method of delivering and deploying a stent into a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other bony or body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to deliver and deploy a stent.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100114110 - Intervertebral disc access assembly: A surgical access system for managing the minimally invasive access of treatment electrodes to an intervertebral disc, when treating spine abnormalities such as disc herniations. The system includes an access port and a cannula assembly. The access port provides atraumatic access to the target area for the cannula system and... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation Attn: Matthew Scheele
20100114112 - Circumcision clamp and surgical kit: A circumcision clamp and surgical kit including a rod having a bell-shaped member at a first end for receiving the head of a penis and an engagement structure at an opposing end; a base including: two hinged arms. wherein when closed the arms include at least three upwardly tapered apertures... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC
20100114113 - Occlusion remover and method: An occlusion may be removed from a graft or other body passageway using occlusion removing apparatus, comprising a catheter having a lumen through which an elongated occlusion engaging element can pass and a blocking mechanism at the open distal end thereof. The catheter is inserted into the body passageway with... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100114114 - Coronary vein navigator: A system and method for navigating coronary vasculature involves use of a guide catheter system which includes a guide catheter, a navigator catheter longitudinally displaceable within the guide catheter, and a deflection arrangement provided at a distal end of the navigator catheter. The guide catheter is advanced to at least... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20100114115 - Fiber optic instrument sensing system: A medical instrument system comprises an elongate instrument body; an optical fiber coupled in a constrained manner to the elongate instrument body, the optical fiber including one or more Bragg gratings; a detector operably coupled to a proximal end of the optical fiber and configured to detect respective light signals... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100114117 - Instrument support apparatus: An instrument support apparatus is disclosed. In some embodiments, the instrument support apparatus may be for supporting an instrument having a shaft extending along a shaft axis relative to a patient positioned adjacent to an external frame. In some embodiments, the instrument support apparatus may include a base fixedly mountable... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20100114116 - Medical device control system: A control system for allowing a physician to control the orientation of a medical device or a medical instrument in a variety of directions with one hand. An actuator selectively tensions one or more control cables having ends secured at or adjacent a distal tip of the medical device in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100114118 - Follicular extraction method and device: A method and device for the extraction of follicular units from a donor area on a patient. The method includes aligning a dissecting punch over a follicular unit and rotating the dissecting punch to score the epidermis layer of the skin so that hair follicles are disposed within the lumen.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100114120 - Assemblies for deploying fasteners in tissue and snares for use in such assemblies: An assembly is provided to facilitate the deployment of at least one fastener through tissue, such as stomach tissue. The assembly comprises a fastener deploying device arranged to deploy a fastener through the tissue and a snare arranged to bind the tissue and fastener deploying device together as the fastener... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP
20100114119 - Tacking device: The present embodiments provide apparatus and systems suitable for coupling a graft member to tissue. A wire having a proximal end and a distal end are provided, each having a delivery state suitable for delivery and further comprising a deployed state. In the deployed state, the distal end is configured... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100114121 - Anastomosis suturing device and methods thereof: The present invention provides an anastamosis suturing device (ASD), comprising an integrated suturing mechanism comprising a plurality of suturing wires, each of the wires is incorporated within a set of distal and proximal threading needles being positioned in a similar angular orientation, selected inter alia from 12′, 2′, 4′, 6′,... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100114123 - Arthroscopic suture passing devices and methods: A system for transdermal repair of soft tissue includes an instrument comprising a proximal actuator portion, a fixed needle having a lumen and extending distally from the proximal actuator portion, and a movable needle having a lumen and extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. The movable needle is movable... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100114122 - Sewing device for making a mechanical encircling stitch: The inventive sewing device for overcasting a mechanical twisted suture comprises a body (1) provided with a spiral needle (12) which is rotatable and translationally displaceable and is connected to a drive for rotating it, clamping jaws (6, 7) which are arranged on the distal end of the body for... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100114126 - Magnetic positioning of surgical mesh: A method of appropriately positioning a surgical mesh relative to body tissue during surgery, using at least two magnets or alternatively, at least a magnet and a magnetically responsive material. The magnet or magnetically responsive materials are delivered to the surgical site for example through a laparoscope. A magnet or... Agent: Italia Ip
20100114124 - Method and apparatus for partioning an organ within the body: The preferred methods and devices described herein relate to devices and methods for joining segments of soft tissue together. More particularly this invention relates to partitioning a body cavity or organ by joining together portions of the organ interior walls. This securement is particularly useful in gastric volume reduction surgery... Agent: Scott Evans
20100114125 - Method of remotely adjusting a satiation and satiety-inducing implanted device: An system, including an implant for placement within a hollow body organ. The system includes a member having an undeployed shape for delivery within a hollow body and one or more deployed shapes for implantation therein. The member has sufficient rigidity in its deployed shape to exert an outward force... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114127 - Soft tissue attachment device: Methods and devices are disclosed for the attachment of a soft tissue structure (e.g., tendon or ligament) to bone or a prosthetic implant. In one form, the device includes a clamp comprising a porous metallic material. The clamp includes a convex tissue engaging surface. The device also includes a fastener... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100114128 - Gastric bypass devices and procedures: Methods and devices for treating obesity are provided, and more particularly, methods and devices for performing gastric bypasses are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment a gastric bypass procedure is provided that includes forming a gastro-entero anastomosis between a stomach and an intestine and forming an entero-entero anastomosis between a portion... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100114129 - Tissue joining devices capable of delivery of bioactive agents and methods of use thereof: The instant invention concerns a device for joining tissue comprising a ring and rivet, the ring comprises a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer and contains at least one bioactive agent. The rivet has a hollow lumen. The invention also relates to methods of making such devices and the use of such... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100114130 - Intestinal sleeve: A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the duodenum and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device includes an anchor for attaching the device to the duodenum and an unsupported flexible sleeve. The anchor can include a stent... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100114134 - Device and method for temporary vessel occlusion: A method of occluding a vessel, comprises forming an incision through tissue covering the vessel to expose a portion of the vessel and looping a first suture around the vessel such that ends of the first suture extend out of the incision in combination with closing the incision with the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100114131 - Skin tag removal system: A skin tag removal device operative to remove skin tags via the use of compressive force to stop or restrict blood flow to the skin tag. The device comprises first and second members that are attached to one another, preferably via a hinge, and operative to assume an open configuration... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100114133 - Surgical clip: A clip is provided that can be used for ligating tissue, such as vessels, other tubular ducts, and the like. The clip has opposed first and second leg members having proximal and distal ends. The proximal end of each leg member is connected by an apex having a notch formed... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100114132 - Systems and processes for controlling inflatable members and gastric bands based on geographic location: A system and process employs a gastric band device having an adjustable restriction amount that is adjustable based on at least one first control signal. The system and process also employs at least one of a wireless receiver and location detection electronics configured for providing at least one second signal.... Agent: Gregory A. Piccionelli Piccionelli & Sarno
20100114136 - Cutting device and method of vessel harvesting: Embodiments of the invention provide a cutting device and method of vessel harvesting. The cutting device can include at least one tubular member, a cutting element, and a centering member. The cutting device can include at least one tubular member with a flexible section and a cutting element. The method... Agent: Fennemore Craig
20100114135 - Devices and methods for temporarily opening a blood vessel: A device for temporarily opening a blood vessel is provided. The device has an expandable cage mounted over a shaft having a lumen. The lumen has a distal end, which extends beyond the distal end of the cage so that the lumen provides access to the vasculature distal to the... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP
20100114137 - Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife: A surgical instrument with articulated jaw structure includes a frame and two jaws. The jaws have proximal portions that are mounted to each other for movement in a substantially parallel relation between a fully open position wherein the jaws are separated for receiving tissue therebetween and an approximated position wherein... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100114138 - Nerve decompression scissors: A surgical instrument and method for freeing tissue in a nerve decompression operation. Tissue is freed from the area surrounding a nerve with use of the blunt tip on one jaw of the instrument. The freed tissue is then cut with the bladed region of the instrument and removed from... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus
20100114139 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is provided with a gripping part arranged in a stationary manner on a tubular guide housing having a guide hole and with an actuating lever, which is pivotably mounted thereon and which is in functional connection via a lever arm with a plunger. The plunger is axially... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100114140 - 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
20100114147 - Directional soft tissue dilator and docking pin with integrated light source for optimization of retractor placement in minimally invasive spine surgery: A soft tissue dilator for use in a surgical procedure includes a first dilator member that defines a first axis and a second dilator member that defines a second axis. The second dilator member is supported on the first dilator member such that relative rotational movement of the first and... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100114144 - Intra-gastric satiety creation device with data handling devices and methods: An implant for placement within a hollow body organ. The implant includes an implantable distension device having an undeployed shape for delivery within a hollow body and one or more deployed shapes for implantation therein. The implantable distension device has sufficient rigidity in its deployed shape to exert an outward... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114145 - Methods and devices for fixing antenna orientation in an intra-gastric satiety creation system: A device, including an implant for placement within a hollow body organ. The implant includes a member having an undeployed shape for delivery within a hollow body and one or more deployed shapes for implantation therein. The member has sufficient rigidity in its deployed shape to exert an outward force... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114146 - Methods and devices for predicting intra-gastric satiety and satiation creation device system performance: A method of affecting a weight loss treatment comprising the step of providing an implant for placement within a hollow body organ. The implant comprising a member having an undeployed shape for delivery within a hollow body and one or more deployed shapes for implantation therein. The member has sufficient... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114141 - Optimizing the operation of an intra-gastric satiety creation device: A method for determining an optimum control parameter of a distension system for causing distension in a stomach. The method includes the step of providing an implantable distension system for causing distension in a stomach, the system including an adjustable distension device configured to form a distension in a stomach.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114142 - Powering implantable distension systems using internal energy harvesting means: An implant for placement within a hollow body organ. The implant includes a distension device having an undeployed shape for delivery within a hollow body and one or more deployed shapes for implantation therein. The distension device has sufficient rigidity in its deployed shape to exert an outward force against... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114143 - Wearable elements for intra-gastric satiety creations systems: A device, including an implant for placement within a hollow body organ. The implant includes a member having an undeployed shape for delivery within a hollow body and one or more deployed shapes for implantation therein. The member has sufficient rigidity in its deployed shape to exert an outward force... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114149 - Automatically adjusting intra-gastric satiation and satiety creation device: An implant for placement within a hollow body organ, the implant includes a distension device having an undeployed shape for delivery within a hollow body and one or more deployed shapes for implantation therein. The device has sufficient rigidity in its deployed shape to exert an outward force against an... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114148 - Devices and methods for adjusting a satiation and satiety-inducing implanted device: An implant for placement within a hollow body organ having a member with an undeployed shape, for delivery within a hollow body, and one or more deployed shapes, for implantation therein. The member has sufficient rigidity in its deployed shape to exert an outward force against an interior of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114150 - Duodenal stimulation devices and methods for the treatment of conditions relating to eating disorders: A device useful for treatment of conditions relating to an eating disorder comprises: a) a duodenum obstructing component configured to partially obstruct the lumen of a duodenum in which deployed, preferably so as to reduce the rate of passage of materials through the duodenum; and b) an anchoring component configured... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20100114151 - Methods and devices for deployment into a lumen: The present invention is directed to an intracorporeal occlusion device having denuding elements, motion transfer converter or anti-migration features or a combination of one or more of these features. The disclosed occlusion device can denude the body lumen through a rotational motion of the denuding elements within a lumen. The... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100114152 - Minimally-invasive method and device for permanently compressing tissues within the body: The present invention is method for permanently compressing tissues in the body. The method employs a compression device made of a spring and a flexible sheet that cooperate to form a compressive envelope around the desired tissue. The spring is preferably Z-shaped or a coil. The sheet is made of... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC
20100114153 - Snap-off diet aid™ tragus clip with single-point removable pressure head: This acupressure clip is designed to apply single-point pressure to the tragus of the ear to achieve either appetite control or a sense of tranquility. The clip has two opposing wing-shaped finger tabs joined by a reverse-compression band with an integral stop. The band applies pressure to the tragus through... Agent: Paul Kretz
20100114154 - Surgical bone clamp: The surgical bone clamp securely grasps and removes bone and other tissue during surgery, such as total knee replacement surgery. In one embodiment, the device includes a handle portion, a clamp portion, and a ratchet portion. The handle portion includes two handle arms that are pivotally connected, and the ratcheting... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100114155 - Appliances for treating hoofed animals: A support for treating a cloven hoof of an animal including a sole providing elevation, to one toe of a hoof of the animal. A toe securing structure (TSS) is joined to the sole. A foot securing means is connected in one end to the sole, while the other ends... Agent: Yoram Tsivion
20100114156 - Closure device: A closure device for closing an opening in tissue is provided. The closure device according the present invention includes a delivery system for deploying a closure element, wherein the closure element is movable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration to close an opening in tissue. The closure device... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20100114157 - Occlusion device: An obturator for a bronchial tube or tubule of a human or animal lung comprises a blocking element (92) and a securing element (90). The blocking element serves to seal the tube or tubule against the passage of fluid past the obturator when the obturator is disposed in a bronchial... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100114158 - Delivery assembly, delivery tip, and method of using same: Embodiments of a delivery device, a kit comprising the delivery device, and methods of using the same are presented. In one embodiment, the delivery device includes a syringe assembly defining two or more reservoirs each configured to hold a dispensable material. Additionally, the delivery device may include a delivery tip.... Agent: Casimir Jones S.c.
20100114159 - Closure device: A device for closing an opening in a wall of a body lumen includes a closure element with a first flange and a second flange. Both the first flange and the second flange may have a delivery cross-sectional dimension and a deployed cross-sectional dimension. The device for closing an opening... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20100114160 - Method for creating a temporary hypobaric wound space in an intentionally left open surgical wound to diagose substrate losses and prevent exogenous contaimation with microorganisms: A hypobaric wound space is provided for prophylactic and diagnostic purposes in surgical wounds of the abdomen deliberately left open. The hypobaric wound space provided is established by a combination of an impermeable folio sheet or thin flexible membrane, tissue fluid absorbing gauze or sponge, a drain tube, and a... Agent: David A. Frijouf Frijouf, Rust & Pyle, P.A.
20100114161 - Apparatus for tissue repair: An apparatus includes first and second fixation members, a flexible member coupled to the first and second fixation members, and a limiting element coupled to the flexible member. The limiting element is movable relative to the second fixation member and acts to limit loosening of the flexible member relative to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100114162 - Methods for tissue repair: A method of closing a tissue wound includes providing a wound closure device having a first fastener, a second fastener, and a flexible member extending between the first and second fasteners and movably attached to the second fastener by a one-way knot formed in the flexible member between the first... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100114163 - T-type suture anchor: A suture anchor of a T-type is inserted into and through a small-diameter hole formed in a bone and, when deployed, is oriented substantially transversely with respect to the small-diameter hole. Prior to deployment, the suture anchor is coupled to an insertion shaft through a deformable portion and is aligned... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100114164 - Pacifier holder: A pacifier holder with a clamping device, a pacifier, a pacifier holding ring, a flexible wire form, a wire form to pacifier connector member and a polyfoam tube covering the wire form. The wire form terminates at each end in a threaded portion. One threaded portion engages with female threads... Agent: Chris Thomas
20100114165 - Posterior dynamic stabilization system with pivoting collars: A dynamic spinal stabilization system. The system can include a spinal stabilization rod and a pivoting collar which can be attached to a vertebra. The pivoting collar can define a bore which has internal surfaces and corresponding contact points. The bore can accept the rod and allow it to pivot... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100114166 - Extension limiting devices and methods of use for the spine: Medical devices and related methods for the treatment of spinal conditions are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a support member configured to be implanted at least partially in a space between adjacent spinous processes and an actuator coupled to the support member. The apparatus also includes an... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100114167 - Transition rod: A device for supporting vertebral components of a spinal column includes a first spinal rod, a second spinal rod, and a connection element disposed between the first and second rods. The connection element has a front surface with a rod-receiving opening having a first region sized greater than a cross-section... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100114168 - Anchor with non-threaded securing mechanism to attach an elongated member to a bone: An anchor with a non-threaded securing mechanism for attaching an elongated member to a bone. The anchor includes a receiver, shaft, and securing mechanism. The receiver includes spaced-apart arms that form a channel sized to receive the elongated member. The shaft extends from the receiver and is configured to engage... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100114169 - Flexible linking piece for stabilising the spine: Embodiments described herein relate to a connecting member for maintaining the spacing between at least two anchor members screwed into vertebrae and methods for stabilizing the spine using a connecting member. One embodiment of a connecting member can include a first rigid portion formed of a first material, a second... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100114171 - Multi-planar spinal fixation assembly with locking element: A spinal fixation assembly includes a spinal rod, a first spinal fixation device, and a locking element. The spinal rod defines a longitudinal axis. The first spinal fixation device includes a coupling, a screw, and a collet. The coupling has an opening extending therethrough. The screw is mounted to the... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100114170 - Multi-planar taper lock screw with increased rod friction: A spinal fixation device includes a coupling, a pedicle screw, and a collet. The coupling has an opening extending therethrough. The pedicle screw has a head mounted to a shank that is positionable within a first vertebral body. The collet is receivable in the opening of the coupling and engagable... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100114172 - Anchor assemblies for securing connecting elements along a spinal column: Devices and methods that securely engage an elongated connecting element in a receiver of an anchor assembly are provided. The anchor assembly includes an anchor member engageable to bony structure and the receiver includes a passage for receiving the connecting element when the connecting element is positioned along the bony... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100114175 - Facet fusion implants and methods of use: An implant is insertable onto a vertebral facet joint includes a body with an inner surface that mates with one or both articular processes of the facet joint. The inner surface may define an interior cavity that accepts at least a portion of an inferior articular process and a superior... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100114173 - Flexible linking piece for stabilising the spine: Embodiments described herein relate to a connecting member for maintaining the spacing between at least two anchor members screwed into vertebrae and methods for stabilizing the spine using a connecting member. One embodiment of a connecting member can include a first rigid portion, a second rigid portion and a connecting... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100114174 - Systems and methods for delivering bone cement to a bone anchor: A system for delivering bone cement to a bone anchor includes an anchor connection instrument for releasably connecting to a proximal end of the bone anchor. The anchor connection instrument includes a first member coupled to an opposed second member. The first member and the second member have a distal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100114176 - 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
20100114177 - Variable geometry occipital fixation plate: A fixation device for connecting a stabilization device to a bone comprises a first member comprising a first portion for attachment to a bone; a second member comprising a second portion for attachment to a bone and connected to the first member by a pivotal connection such that the first... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100114178 - Bone fixation assembly: A bone fixation assembly and associated method. The bone fixation assembly includes a bone fastener having a head and a bone-engaging portion, a receiver defining an opening along a first axis for receiving the bone fastener at a variable angle, and at least one supporting augment coupled to the bone... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100114180 - Multi-planar, taper lock screw with additional lock: A pedicle screw construct includes a pedicle screw, a coupling, a collet, and a set screw. The pedicle screw includes a shank having a helical thread formed thereon and a head at one end. The collet is positioned atop the head of the pedicle screw. The collet and pedicle screw... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100114179 - System and method for micro-invasive transfacet lumbar interbody fusion: Spinal surgery systems are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes threaded caps and screw assemblies. Each assembly includes a cannulated and threaded screw having upper and lower ends, a polyaxial head permanently fixed to the screw upper end in a ball-and-socket engagement, and an extension portion fixed to the... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100114181 - Fixing element for a bone fragment: A fixing element, in particular a peg, for fixing bone fragments or the like has at least two outer sub-elements extending parallel to each other and an expansion element. The sub-elements and expansion element are of such a configuration and so arranged relative to each other that the fixing element... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLPPrevious industry: Surgery
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