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20100298817 - Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery: The invention, in various embodiments, provides systems, devices, and methods for treating urinary incontinence.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP
20100298818 - Device and procedure for refractive laser surgery: The invention involves a device and a procedure for refractive laser surgery on a target object. With the aid of a laser beam source, an fs-impulse laser beam is generated. A second laser beam source generates a UV laser beam. A shared scanner device utilises the fs-impulse laser beam and... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20100298819 - Cryoprobe clamp having transmurality assessment window: A cryoprobe clamp for creating a lesion in a target tissue comprises a housing portion, a handle extending from the housing portion, a clamp assembly including a distal blade and a proximal blade structured for clamping a target tissue therebetween, a trigger mechanism positioned adjacent the handle and operably coupled... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20100298820 - Thermal capsulotomy tool and system: A system and tool for performing a capsulotomy procedure. The system includes an air pressure unit providing pressurized airflow, a capsulotomy and movement control unit providing electrical current and movement control, and a capsulotomy tool including a main housing, and an extendable-retractable burning element coupled to the main housing. The... Agent: Edward Langer C/o Shiboleth Yisraeli Roberts Zisman & Co.
20100298821 - Device and method for the thermal ablation of tumors by means of high-frequency electromagnetic energy under overpressure conditions: A device for the TA by means of high frequency comprising a thin hollow element (1) and one or more electrodes (4) being arranged in proximity of the tip (2) of said hollow element (1) and connected to an electromagnetic energy generator set at high frequencies, e.g. radiofrequencies or microwaves,... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20100298822 - Tissue impedance measurement using a secondary frequency: An microwave ablation system includes a generator including a first energy source, a second energy source and a diplexer, the diplexer multiplexes a first energy from the first energy source and a second energy from the second energy source. The system also includes a cable including a center conductor and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100298823 - Assessment of electrode coupling for tissue ablation: An electrode catheter and a method for assessing electrode-tissue contact and coupling are disclosed. An exemplary electrode catheter comprises an electrode adapted to apply electrical energy. A measurement circuit is adapted to measure impedance between the electrode and ground as the electrode approaches a target tissue. A processor determines a... Agent: Sjm/afd - Marsh Legal Department
20100298824 - Bipolar ablation device, system and method for minimally invasive isolation of pulmonary veins in a sub-xiphoid approach: Structure and method for using a sub-xiphoid ablation clamp for ablating tissue of a patient. The clamp has an elongate shaft having a major axis, first and second opposing jaws configured to open and close along a first plane, a first and second ablation element positioned along the first and... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular
20100298826 - Method and apparatus for controlling lesion size in catheter-based ablation treatment: A method and apparatus that utilizes a force-time integral for real time estimation of lesion size in catheter-based ablation systems. The apparatus measures the force exerted by a contact ablation probe on a target tissue and integrates the force over an energization time of the ablation probe. The force-time integral... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100298825 - Treatment system with a pulse forming network for achieving plasma in tissue: A system for providing electrical energy to tissue to treat the tissue, including a pair of output electrodes for delivering the electrical energy to the tissue, a pulse forming network for generating short high voltage pulses of electrical energy; an isolation transformer disposed between the pulse forming network and the... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd
20100298827 - Fixation clamp: A fixation clamp for use in an external fixation system for holding bone fragments adjacent to each other with the help of fixation elements has at least one clamping assembly having a pair of jaws with at least two different size grooves to accommodate a bone fixation element such as... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100298828 - fixation device for the fixation of bone fragments: A fixation device for the fixation of bone fragments, applicable to the mutual fastening of bone fragments temporarily separated during a surgical operation or as a result of a trauma. The device is also suitable for the fixation of a bone flap in the replacement thereof in a corresponding aperture... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100298829 - Peri-prosthetic fixation implant and method: An apparatus for leading a cerclage member along a desired path through a portion of bone, comprises a guide strip extending from a proximal end to a sharpened distal end, at least a portion of the guide strip being biased to assume a shape corresponding to a portion of a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100298830 - Apparatus and methods for introducing portals in bone: Some introducer tools for bone portals have a handle coupled to a driving member by a force-limiting coupling. A bone portal comprising a bone-penetrating portion and a bone stop may be driven to a desired depth in bone when the force-limiting coupling allows application of force to the bone portal... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100298831 - Apparatus for introducing portals in bone having movable bone probe: Some introducer tools for bone portals have a handle coupled to a driving member by a force-limiting coupling. A bone portal comprising a bone-penetrating portion and a bone stop may be driven to a desired depth in bone when the force-limiting coupling allows application of force to the bone portal... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100298835 - Autologous bone harvest during osteotomy and bone drilling procedures: An apparatus and method for collecting particulate bone from the operating site during an osteotomy or bone drilling procedure so that it can be used subsequently to augment the bone fusion process. A bone cutting or drilling tool is provided with a module for collecting particulate bone simultaneously with cutting... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20100298834 - Device and apparatus for performing an endoprosthesis implantation: Through the devices and apparatuses that are provided for performance of an implantation of endoprostheses, the previously unavoidable soft tissue damage and bone loss are largely reduced by carrying out the implantation via a narrow joint gap and a hole through the bone and through the rotational center point of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100298832 - Steerable curvable vertebroplasty drill: Disclosed herein is a steerable, curvable drill that can be used for various applications including vertebroplasty. The drill can include an elongate, tubular body, having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central lumen extending therethrough; a deflectable zone on the distal end of the tubular body, deflectable through... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100298833 - Systems, methods and devices for preparing a knee joint for implants in a knee surgery: A reamer for reaming a joint between at least two bones comprises a housing, a plurality of cutting blades, and a power source. The housing is configured to be inserted within the joint. The plurality of cutting blades is configured to couple to the housing. The plurality of cutting blades... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100298894 - Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing, replacing or otherwise treating bone ligaments using devices designed from patient-specific information, including without limitation, surgical alignment instruments that have a surface that conforms to at least a portion of a patient's bone, cartilage or other component of the joint or... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100298836 - Pressured syringe for the injection of a viscous liquid through a cannulated surgical screw bone filler adapter: A pressurized syringe used to inject a viscous liquid through an adapter attached to a bone filler adapter into a cannulated surgical screw utilizing the cannulated surgical screw as a port to inject bone void filler into a bone void within a bone cavity during the course of a surgical... Agent: Randal D. Homburg
20100298837 - Methods for delivering an implant and agent in an intervertebral disc: The present invention relates generally to devices and methods for delivering medical devices, such as implants, to desired tissue sites, such as the intervertebral disc. In one aspect, an intervertebral disc repair and diagnostic device that is minimally invasive and that provides precise access to the desired site is provided.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100298838 - Surgical screwdriver: A surgical screwdriver having two drive modes of operation, an axial mode and a ratcheting mode. The screwdriver includes a handle having a base, a shaft rotatably coupled to the handle proximate the base, the shaft having one or more grooves along a length, an outer sleeve having a ratchet... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20100298839 - Peelable sheath and method of use: A peelable sheath is used to provide an atraumatic cover for an elongate medical device positionable through an incision. The peelable sheath includes a flexible tube, a pair of tabs on a proximal portion of the flexible tube, and a collar on a proximal portion of the flexible tube. The... Agent: Synecor LLC
20100298840 - Phimosis treatment device and method: The invention relates to a medical device and method for treating phimosis. The invention allows for effective, long treatment sessions without interrupting the patient's everyday activities.... Agent: Hooker & Habib, P.C.
20100298842 - Burr hole cap and methods of use: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a base structure adapted to be inserted within the burr hole; a lead securing member for securing the lead, the lead securing member comprising a first arm structure and a second arm structure, at least one spring loaded structure adapted to exert a force... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20100298841 - Trans-septal pacing method and apparatus: A medical electrical trans-septal pacing lead includes a lead body, a tine-like structure terminating a distal end of the lead body and a distal electrode coupled to the lead body at a position proximal to and in close proximity to the structure. A method for delivering left ventricular pacing to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100298846 - Adjustable universal surgical platform: A surgical platform usable for performing a surgical procedure. In one embodiment, the surgical platform comprises a base portion configured to receive at least one probe; a plurality of adjustable legs configured to support the base portion, each adjustable legs having a first end portion and an opposite, second end... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100298843 - Cleaning of a surgical instrument force sensor: In one embodiment, a force sensing robotic surgical instrument includes a proximal housing linkable with a surgical robot arm, a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion operably coupled to the housing, and a force transducer operably coupled to the distal portion of the shaft,... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100298844 - Polarization and temperature insensitive surgical instrument force transducer: A force sensor apparatus, operatively mounted in a surgical instrument includes the force transducer. The force transducer includes a transducer body having a coefficient of thermal expansion, and at least one optic fiber, fixedly attached to the transducer body, including a Bragg grating; and having a coefficient of thermal expansion... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100298845 - Remote manipulator device: A system for operating a catheter having a distal end adapted to be navigated in the body, and a proximal end having a handle with a translatable control and a rotatable control for acting on the distal end of the device includes a support for receiving and engaging the handle... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20100298847 - Hydrodynamic suture passer: A hydrodynamic suturing instrument, comprises a elongated cannulated suturing needle having a distal end configured to carry a suture through tissue and a proximal end adapted to connect to a syringe barrel and a lumen extending from said proximal end to an opening at the distal end for having a... Agent: James W. Chang
20100298848 - Continuous stitch wound closure utilizing one-way suture: Continuous wound-closure techniques use one-way suture. The one-way suture has tissue-grasping surface features which allow passage of the suture in one direction through tissue, but not in the opposite direction. In closing a wound, the one-way suture is passed alternately through tissue on opposed sides of the wound. The wound-closure... Agent: Angiotech
20100298849 - Aneurysm clip: In accordance with the invention, in an aneurysm clip with two rotatably connected scissors-shaped clip parts, each having one clamping arm and one operating arm, wherein the two clip parts are guided in such a fashion that they can be rotated in a working rotation range between a closed and... Agent: Walter A. Hackler
20100298850 - Atherectomy catheter with aligned imager: An atherectomy catheter is provided for excising and imaging material in a body lumen. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises a catheter body, a cutting blade, and an imaging device. The cutting blade is mounted on the catheter body and configured to move between a first position and a second... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa
20100298851 - Coupling arrangements and methods for attaching tools to ultrasonic surgical instruments: An ultrasonic surgical instrument that has a waveguide that protrudes distally from the handpiece and a surgical tool that is configured to be coupled to the waveguide. The waveguide may have a distal end that is sized to be inserted into a cavity in a proximal end of the surgical... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100298853 - Endoscopic instrument having rotatably mounted end effector assembly: An endoscopic instrument includes a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, a clevis at the distal end of the tubular member, and an end effector assembly mounted on the clevis. The clevis is rotatably coupled to the distal end of the tubular member using a bearing... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20100298854 - Endoscopic instrument with control member having decreasing torsional and flexural stiffness along its length: An endoscopic instrument includes a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, a clevis rotatably mounted at the distal end of the tubular member, and an end effector assembly having first and second end effectors mounted on the clevis. A control member extends through the tubular and... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20100298852 - Endoscopic scissors instrument with friction enhancing tissue stops: An endoscopic instrument includes an end effector assembly having first and second scissors blades mounted on the clevis. Laterally offset from the cutting edges a tissue stop is provided on each tissue receiving surface to hold and/or put traction on tissue. The tissue stop may include tenaculum or saw-like projections.... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20100298855 - Surgical tool arrangement and surgical cutting accessory for use therewith: A surgical tool arrangement for performing endoscopic surgical procedures which includes a powered handpiece and a cutting accessory which detachably connects to the handpiece and incorporates multiple blade configurations or styles into one accessory. The accessory includes a cutting element which rotates within an outer housing element, wherein each element... Agent: Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20100298856 - Lancet device: A lancet device is configured for performing a puncture by mounting a lancet including a puncture needle to the tip of a puncture body holder. The lancet device has a simple configuration that makes it possible to strengthen the retaining force for retaining the lancet when the lancet is used.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100298857 - Apparatus and method for performing cystotomy procedures: A cystotomy apparatus includes a sound from which an advancement device having a cutting tip creates a surgical pathway from the bladder through abdominal tissue to the external abdomen along a predetermined path. The cutting tip is captured and removed from the advancement device in a capture cup located in... Agent: John R Ley, LLC
20100298859 - Catheter incorporating a high column strength distal tip region: A catheter is disclosed providing a balloon catheter having a distal tip that is flexible while additionally incorporating high column strength. The present invention additionally provides a distal tip region that accommodates for various sized guidewires. In preferred embodiments, the distal tip region is initially configured for accommodating the passage... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100298858 - Methods and apparatus for external beam radiation treatments of resection cavities: Apparatus and methods for external beam radiation treatments of resection cavities are described. One embodiment of such an apparatus comprises a stabilization device having an expandable member configured to (a) be implanted in a patient and (b) move from a first position for insertion into a resection cavity within the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100298860 - Tapered multi-chamber balloon: A catheter for carotid artery dilatation that includes a multi-chamber balloon assembly mounted at the distal end of the elongated tube that has at least two tandem chambers. Each chamber communicates with a separate lumen and each separate lumen terminates at the proximal end at a lumen valve head. The... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100298862 - Apparatus and methods for dilating and modifying ostia of paranasal sinuses and other intranasal or paranasal structures: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.
20100298861 - Delayed action spring force element for nasal dilators: A nasal dilator, having a spring force that can be activated after the dilator is applied to the nose, is described. The nasal dilator has a spring force component and an adhesive component, which together act to dilate nasal tissues to help open or keep open the nasal valve to... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Global Patents -us, Uw2220
20100298863 - Method, system and device for electronic acupuncture and pressure, moisture and voltage control therefor: A method, system and device for electronic acupuncture and controls therefor, in which the device includes a main electronics unit having a display thereon and intelligence therein for providing one of diagnosis and/or treatment of a patient. A pressure sensitive search probe is operatively connected to the main unit. The... Agent: Charter Ip, LLC
20100298864 - Articulating rigid grasper: An articulating grasper includes an elongate shaft having an articulating distal section and a pair of jaw members on the articulating distal section. A first actuation member is coupled to the articulating distal section and is longitudinally moveable to pivot the articulating distal section. A second actuation member is coupled... Agent: Synecor LLC
20100298865 - Surgical tweezers: The invention provides tweezers for microsurgery, in particular opthalmological surgery, the tweezers comprising a one-piece working part (1) of U-shape, with the free ends (2a, 3a) of each branch (2, 3) being shaped into a point, the part being derived from a flat blank of thickness (e) constituting the dimension... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100298867 - Tissue connector with tissue grasping protrusions equally spaced about the periphery of the connector at successive axial locations: A tissue connector has a first end, a second end, a body with a periphery and a plurality of tissue grasping protrusions extending from said periphery of said body. The plurality of protrusions are adapted to grasp tissue in one direction of movement of the connector through tissue and are... Agent: Angiotech
20100298866 - Wound closure system and method of use: Accordingly, a wound closure system for closing a puncture wound is provided. The system includes a housing for maintaining a vacuum about a wound, a sealing assembly including a working instrument having a distal end configured to be inserted through the housing and into the wound, wherein the working instrument... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100298869 - Suture with a pointed end and an anchor end and with equally spaced yieldable tissue grasping barbs located at successive axial locations: A tissue connector has a first pointed end, an anchor end, a body with a periphery and a plurality of barbs projecting from said periphery of said body. The plurality of barbs are yieldable in one direction, which direction is the direction of motion of the first pointed end through... Agent: Angiotech
20100298868 - Tissue connector with yieldable barbs equally spaced about the periphery of the connector at successive axial locations: A tissue connector has a first end, a second end, a body with a periphery and a plurality of barbs extending from said periphery of said body. The plurality of barbs are yieldable in one direction and are rigid in an opposite direction. At axial locations of said body, three... Agent: Angiotech
20100298870 - Absorbable surgical fasteners: The present disclosure provides absorbable surgical fasteners.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100298871 - Self-retaining wound closure device including an anchoring loop: A self-retaining suture includes a plurality of tissue retainers which allow deployment in a deployment direction, but prevent movement in the opposite direction. The self-retaining suture has a needle at the proximal end and a tissue anchor at the distal end. The tissue anchor includes a curved portion of the... Agent: Angiotech
20100298875 - Self-retaining sutures having effective holding strength and tensile strength: A barbed suture with a first end and a second end and a body with a plurality of barbs extending from the body. Each barb causes the suture to resist movement in an opposite direction from which the barb faces. Projections extend from said suture. The projections can also engage... Agent: Angiotech
20100298872 - Surgical suture material consisting of braided thread: A surgical suture includes a filamentary braid including filamentary elements (16; 20; 216; 220a-e; 34; 36; 44) projecting from the filamentary braid for anchoring in biological tissues.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100298873 - Surgical suture material with anchoring elements: A surgical suture material having a surface with anchoring elements made of a shape-memory polymer.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100298874 - Sutures with barbs that overlap and cover projections: A barbed suture with a first end and a second end and a body with a plurality of barbs extending from the body. Each barb causes the suture to resist movement in an opposite direction from which the barb faces. Projections extend from said suture. The projections can also engage... Agent: Angiotech
20100298876 - Self-retaining sutures having effective holding strength and tensile strength: A barbed suture with a first end and a second end and a body with a plurality of barbs extending from the body. Each barb causes the suture to resist movement in an opposite direction from which the barb faces. Projections extend from said suture. The projections can also engage... Agent: Angiotech
20100298877 - Recombinant spider silk proteins: The present invention is directed to recombinant spider silk proteins, nucleic acids, coding for these recombinant spider silk proteins, as well as hosts suitable for expressing those nucleic acids. Furthermore, the present invention is directed to a method of aggregation of spider silk proteins and the use of the proteins... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100298880 - Anastomosis method using self-retaining sutures: An anastomosis procedure utilizes a self-retaining suture to secure one vessel to another vessel. One or more self-retaining sutures are deployed around the interface between the vessels. The self-retaining sutures have tissue-grasping surface features which allow passage of the sutures in one direction through tissue, but not in the opposite... Agent: Angiotech
20100298878 - Double ended barbed suture with an intermediate body: A suture system has a double ended barbed suture with a first plurality of barbs located adjacent to a first end and a second plurality of barbs located adjacent to a second end, and a body located between the first plurality of barbs and the second plurality of barbs. The... Agent: Angiotech
20100298879 - Suture with an intermediate barbed body: A suture system has a suture with a first plurality of barbs located adjacent to a first end and a second plurality of barbs located adjacent to a second end, and a body located between the first plurality of barbs and the second plurality of barbs. The body provides an... Agent: Angiotech
20100298881 - Systems and methods for vertebral stabilization: Systems and methods for vertebral stabilization are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a bone anchor with a threaded portion positioned opposite a post portion. A connector is provided including a pair of oppositely positioned branches defining a receptacle structured to receive the post portion. The receptacle is positionable... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100298882 - Multi-axial cross connector: A cross connector for attachment between two spinal implants comprises a first element having one end and an opposite end configured for engaging one of the two spinal implants, a second element having one end and an opposite end configured for engaging the other of the two spinal implants, an... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100298883 - Load bearing flexible spinal connecting element: Devices and methods for spinal stabilization include first and second anchor assemblies engageable to respective ones of first and second vertebrae and a connecting element engageable to the first and second anchor assemblies. The connecting element includes opposite first and second end members and a bumper assembly between the end... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100298884 - Polyaxial auxiliary connector: A polyaxial auxiliary connector assembly and method includes a first component comprising a base comprising at least one female socket; and a member connected to the base, wherein the member comprises at least one aperture. A second component is operatively connected to the base and comprises a seat portion; a... Agent: Rahman LLC Mohammad Rahman
20100298885 - Fixation-based surgery: A stabilization system includes one or more leverage members configured to be mounted to a vertebra. The one or more leverage members are further configured to allow a user to manipulate the vertebra to a desired position. The stabilization system also includes a mounting bracket configured to mount to the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100298886 - Contact device for osteosynthesis: The invention relates to a contact device for a bone screw, wherein, in an implanted end state of the arrangement of bone screw and contact device, a first part of the contact device is arranged outside a cavity and a second part is arranged inside the cavity of the bone... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100298887 - Cannulated surgical screw bone filler adapter: An adapter attached between a dispenser containing a bone void filler and the head of a cannulated surgical screw allows the cannulated surgical screw to be used as a port to inject bone void filler into a bone void during the course of a surgical repair which would use a... Agent: Randal D. Homburg
20100298888 - Tissue repair assembly: The present disclosure relates to a fixation device. The fixation device includes a base portion including a first leg, a second leg, and a groove located between the first and second legs and a top portion extending from the base portion. A tissue repair device and a method of tissue... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100298889 - Bone screw: A bone screw has a screw head and a threaded shank. An axial bore into which a plurality of radial bores set at a distance from each other open, extends through the threaded shaft. The axial bore is open at the screw head side end, and the radial bores are... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100298890 - Mono-planar pedicle screw method, system and kit: A pedicle screw assembly (10) that includes a cannulated pedicle screw (20) having a scalloped shank (24), a swivel top head 30 having inclined female threads (44) in a left and right arm (34, 36) to prevent splaying, a set screw (50) having mating male threads 52, a rod conforming... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100298891 - Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation: Polyaxial bone anchors include a retainer for holding a shank within a receiver, the retainer being in at least two discrete pieces and cooperating with a variety of inserts, some of which independently lock the polyaxial mechanism. Polyaxial and mono-axial bone anchor assemblies include pivot and/or pressure inserts or pads... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon
20100298892 - Pedicle screw assembly having a retractable screw tip for facilitating the securement of the pedicle screw assembly to a spinal vertebra: A pedicle screw assembly has a retractable screw tip that facilitates the securement of the pedicle screw assembly to a spinal vertebra in a minimally invasive fashion during an orthopedic surgical procedure. The pedicle screw assembly includes a body portion including a head and a shank. The shank includes an... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100298893 - Pelvic cable solution: A device for treating bone fractures, comprises an actuating mechanism removably coupleable to a clamping mechanism including a clamp defining a cable receiving channel extending therethrough and a compression member coupled to the clamp for movement relative thereto, movement of the compression member relative to the clamp in a first... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100292675 - Surgical instrument aspiration valve: A surgical instrument includes a movable member having a proximal portion, the movable member defining an opening at the proximal portion. The instrument includes a stationary member defining an aperture. The stationary member is arranged relative to the movable member with a close fit between the stationary member and the... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100292676 - Method and apparatus for non-or minimally disruptive photomanipulation of an eye: The invention related to a method and a system for non- or minimally disruptive photomanipulation of the lens and/or its constituents collectively or selectively of an animal or human eye, comprising focusing a treatment laser beam into a selected part of the lens and/or its constituents collectively or selectively where... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100292677 - Method for determining control information for photorefractive corneal surgery and method for providing correction information required therefor: A method for determining control information for controlling laser radiation irradiated onto the cornea of an eye to be treated photorefractively comprises correcting a corneal ablation profile, obtained by measuring optical properties of the eye, with the aid of correction information, the control information being formed on the basis of... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100292678 - System and method for providing laser shot patterns to the lens of an eye: There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for developing laser systems that can create precise predetermined shot patterns for providing areas of varying softness in the lens of an eye. These areas of varying softness may have shapes that correspond to instruments used to remove material from the lens... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100292679 - Method and apparatus for controlled laser ablation of material: A method and apparatus to produce controlled ablation of material through the use of laser pulses of short pulse widths at short wavelengths.... Agent: Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A.
20100292680 - Laser device and method for ablating biological tissue: A laser device (10) for ablating a biological tissue (1), comprising: a) a laser source (7) that is configured to emit a laser beam (4); b) optics (8a, 8b, 8x) configured to modify the laser beam (4) such as to direct the laser beam (4) on the biological tissue (1);... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100292681 - Device for the use, also single use, of an optical fiber for invasive surgical laser treatment in the human body: The device comprises a distal portion of rigid tube and a proximal portion of flexible tube connected to one another, in which the optical fiber is housed and fixed, the desired useful end of this fiber projecting from said portion of rigid tube; a manoeuvring tubular handpiece is fitted on... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100292682 - Methods and apparatus for performing interstitial laser therapy and interstitial brachytherapy: A therapeutic energy system for performing interstitial laser therapy and brachytherapy includes two categories of components. The first category includes components usable to perform both interstitial laser therapy and brachytherapy. The second category of components includes components usable to perform either interstitial laser therapy or brachytherapy, but not both. The... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100292683 - Biomedical dispersive electrode: Herein is disclosed a biomedical dispersive electrode which can redistribute the current in the subject body, increase subject safety, reduce the chance for burns and other tissue damage as well as discomfort experienced by subject during or after usage. Electrodes based on the principles of this invention can be made... Agent: Smith Patent Consulting, LLC
20100292686 - Cool-tip combined electrode introducer: The present disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods for positioning and placing multiple electrodes in a target surgical site. An introducer is provided for facilitating the insertion of a cluster of electrodes into the body of a patient for performing tissue ablation. The introducer includes a body portion including... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100292685 - Recanalizing occluded vessels using radiofrequency energy: A method and systems for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs), particularly those that are difficult to treat. CTO recanalization is achieved using radiofrequency ablation directed at the occlusion between antegrade and retrograde guidewires placed on either side of the occlusion.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100292684 - Tissue modification devices and methods of the same: Tissue modification devices are provided. Aspects of the devices include an elongated member having a proximal end and a distal end, an tissue modifier positioned at the distal end, and a linear mechanical actuator configured to linearly translate the RF electrode relative the distal end according to a linear translation... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100292689 - Electrosurgical system and method for treating chronic wound tissue: An electrosurgical method for treating chronic wound tissue, comprising: positioning an active electrode in close proximity to the chronic wound, the active electrode being disposed on a distal end of an electrosurgical shaft; applying a high-frequency voltage potential difference across the active electrode and a return electrode sufficient to debride... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation Attn: Matthew Scheele
20100292688 - Methods and apparatus for forming cardiac lesions and assessing lesion quality: Method and apparatus for treating conductive irregularities in the heart, particularly atrial fibrillation and accessory path arrythmias. An ablative catheter is positioned relative to an inter-atrial electrical pathway, or a vicinity of accessory paths such as the coronary sinus or fossa ovalis, and actuated to form a lesion that partially... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100292687 - Methods and systems for occluding vessels during cardiac ablation: A method is provided for ablating a portion of the myocardium. The method includes inserting an occlusion catheter into a vessel on a heart, occluding the vessel using the occlusion catheter, inserting an ablation catheter into a chamber of the heart, positioning the ablation catheter against the myocardium, and ablating... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division Legal Department
20100292691 - Cut and seal instrument: A combined electrical tissue sealing and mechanical tissue cutting instrument. The instrument has two opposing jaw members. A removable cartridge is positioned in one of the jaw members. The cartridge includes a tissue sealing electrode and a tissue cutter. As either the tissue sealing electrode or the cutter deteriorates with... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100292692 - Sphincterotome with stiffening member: A sphincterotome is disclosed including an elongate shaft having a lumen extending through at least a portion of the elongate shaft. The lumen includes a proximal segment and a distal segment. A cutting element extends within the lumen through the proximal segment of the lumen and extends exterior of the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100292690 - Surgical apparatus for tissue sealing and cutting: A surgical apparatus for coagulating and cutting tissue includes a handle assembly having a housing. A tool cartridge is receivable in the housing. The tool cartridge includes a first jaw and a second jaw for grasping tissue therebetween. The first jaw is hingably movable between an open position and a... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100292693 - Spinal marker system and methods of use: Temporary, radiographically opaque, bone markers having first and second penetration members that are concentric with one another and are configured to pierce bone are provided herein. Bone markers can non-exclusively be used to help verify the correct surgical site along the vertebrae, locate the vertical midline, and as a fixed... Agent: Baumgartner Patent Law
20100292694 - Intramedullary rod instrument: A femoral instrument for use in the intramedullary canal is described and includes an intramedullary rod having a tip at a free end. A body is attached to the intramedullary rod and has a face with a bone abutting portion. A centraliser mechanism is located within the rod and is... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100292695 - Threaded, flexible implant and method for threading a curved hole: An apparatus and method for threading a curved hole and inserting a threaded, flexible implant into the same. A threaded, flexible implant, which includes a flexible shaft and external thread, is provided to facilitate fixation in a curved, threaded hole. The threaded, flexible implant has a variable thread pitch from... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20100292696 - Device for securing to a support, assembling piece for this device, and method for securing a device to a support: The invention relates to a device (1) comprising an assembling piece (3) provided with a hole (4), and a fixing element (5) having a shank (6) as well as head (7). The device (1) has a locking screw (8a) of the head (7), characterized in that the hole (4) is... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100292697 - Polymeric plate bendable without thermal energy and methods of manufacture: An implantable plate for providing support to a bone of a subject when affixed thereto includes a polymeric body of a biocompatible polymer having a desired amount of polymer molecule orientation in a first direction so that the plate can be bent to conform with a contour of the bone... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100292698 - Self-retaining cable tie: A system for securing a bone fixation device to a bone comprises a flexible longitudinal element configured to wrap about and stabilize one of a target portion of bone and a bone stabilizing element. The longitudinal element includes a plurality of projections extending distally from a first surface thereof. Each... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100292700 - Spine cutter: A cutter for spine surgery is provided, especially for use in the area of the delicate cervical spine. The cutter includes a cylindrical cutter shank with cutter teeth formed at the distal end thereof. The cutter teeth at the distal end of the cutter shank are formed by grooves in... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100292699 - Surgical milling cutter and blades for such a cutter: This milling cutter is composed of four blades (Ia, 1b, 1c, 1d) cut out, preferably by die-stamping, from sheets of soft metal, for example stainless steel. The blades have slits (13, 15) that allow them to be inserted into one another in such a way as to obtain a cutter... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100292701 - Surgical saw blade device and system: A saw blade assembly for use with a driver having an oscillatory drive member comprises an elongate sheath and an elongate monolithic blade. The sheath's proximal end is removably mountable on the driver. The sheath has an open interior which receives the blade. The blade's proximal end is pivotably mounted... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100292742 - Torque limited instrument for manipulating a spinal rod relative to a bone anchor: An instrument for adjusting a spinal rod relative to a bone anchor includes a handle connecting a set screw driver with a reduction collar. The handle includes an inner shaft engageable with the set screw driver, an outer shaft engageable with the reduction collar, and a clutch connecting the inner... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100292743 - Surgical instrument: An instrument (2) for aligning a surgical tool, the instrument (2) comprising, a body portion (4) having a tool guide (90), first and second arms (6), (8) operatively connected to the body portion (4) and adapted to engage a bone, and urging means (10), acting between the body portion (4)... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100292702 - Femoral condyle cutting and shaping device: A femoral condyle cutting and shaping device includes a first bone shaping and cutting tool and at least one assistant shaft which are mounted in a sliding gearbox; at least one driven shaft mounted in a sliding gearbox; a first connecting member and a second connecting member, with one end... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100292703 - Pinless technique for computer assisted orthopedic surgery: A method and system (10) for the installation of a cutting guide (60) on a bone element (33) in orthopedic computer assisted surgery is provided. The method includes positioning a drill guide (30) against a distal end of the bone element (33), determining at least two pin locations on one... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100292704 - Implant inserter device: An implant inserter device having an outer collar, an inner sleeve slidably and rotatably received within the outer collar, and a push rod slidably received within the inner sleeve. The outer collar has at least one cammed surface formed on an interior surface thereof, while the inner sleeve has at... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100292705 - Sizing guide for femoral prosthesis: A posterior-referencing apparatus for sizing the resected distal femur prior to implanting the femoral component of a total knee prosthesis. The apparatus can be used for sizing either the left or right femur. The apparatus has a first operable orientation adapted for sizing the left femur and a second operable... Agent: Ryder, Lu, Mazzeo & Konieczny LLC
20100292708 - Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity: An articulated surgical instrument for enhancing the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrument has a high degree of dexterity, low friction, low inertia and good force reflection. A unique cable and pulley drive system operates to reduce friction and enhance force reflection. A unique wrist mechanism operates to... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100292706 - Novel enhanced haptic feedback processes and products for robotic surgical prosthetics: A modular, scalable, layerable balloon actuator or actuator array. The miniaturized actuator array can be mounted on the hand controls of a surgical robotic system, and pressure or force input is applied to the surgeon's fingers. The input to the fingers is proportional to the applied force or pressure that... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100292707 - Sterile barrier for a surgical robot with torque sensors: The invention relates to a sterile barrier (S) for a surgical robot (1) comprising at least one joint (12 . . . 15) with two opposing joint members (40, 42) that rotate relative to one another about a common joint axis (16 . . . 19) and a torque sensor... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100292709 - Electrical depilator: The present invention provides an electrical depilator comprising substantially of a main body, a motor, a reduction gear set, an arcuate shaft and a set of single-pieces. The arcuate shaft is supported on a shaft seat of the main body. A first stage gear of the reduction gear set meshes... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department
20100292710 - Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners: An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing, an elongated shaft extending from the housing, the elongated shaft having a proximal end coupled with the housing and a distal end remote therefrom, and a firing system for dispensing surgical fasteners from the distal end of the elongated shaft.... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC
20100292711 - Biopsy devices and methods: An improved system for mammography analysis and methods of using the same. In on aspect, the present invention provides a biopsy instrument having a side opening that generally coexists or is aligned with a central portion of a cyst, tissue or otherwise for deploying a marking device to the central... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20100292712 - Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners: An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing, an elongated shaft extending from the housing, a firing rod disposed inside the elongated shaft and being movable within a first plane between a retracted position and an extended position, an advancer disposed inside the elongated shaft and being moveable... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC
20100292713 - Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners: A firing system for an applicator instrument adapted to dispense surgical fasteners includes a housing, an elongated shaft extending from the housing, a firing rod disposed within the elongated shaft, a firing rod release engageable with the firing rod for preventing distal movement of the firing rod during at least... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC
20100292714 - Skin marking device and suture holder: A skin marking device can include two or more skin marking members and a holding member coupled with the two or more skin marking members. The holding member can include at least one adjustment assembly. The adjustment assembly can adjust at least one of width or length between the skin... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/columbia University
20100292716 - Attachable clamp for use with surgical instruments: An attachable clamp for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The attachable clamp comprises a body portion, a first jaw member, a second jaw member and an actuation mechanism. The body portion defines a longitudinal axis and has attachment members configured to attach to an elongate portion of a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100292718 - Fixating means between a mesh and mesh deployment means especially useful for hernia repair surgeries and methods thereof: The present invention provides a fixating means (200) adapted for use in hernia repair surgeries in attaching a mesh (2) and mesh deployment means (3); said fixating means are attached to said mesh deployment means (3); said fixating means (200) comprising: (a) a first portion (200a) coupled to said deployment... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100292717 - Method for the improvement of mesh implant biocompatibility: The present invention provides a method of fixating a mesh implant to a tissue of a subject comprising attaching said mesh implant to said tissue, covering said mesh implant by an antiadhesive barrier, wherein said antiadhesive barrier is attached to said mesh implant by a biocompatible adhesive.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20100292715 - Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners: A surgical fastener for securing a prosthetic device to tissue includes a first leg having a distal end, a proximal end, and a first insertion tip at the distal end of the first leg, and a second leg including a distal end, a proximal end, and a second insertion tip... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC
20100292719 - Systems and methods for securing a graft member to tissue using one or more tacking devices: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for repairing tissue using one or more tacking devices. In one embodiment, the system comprises a graft member and at least one protective member configured to enclose at least a portion of a tacking device. The protective member may include, without limitation, a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100292721 - Easily cleaned atherectomy catheters and methods of use: An atherectomy catheter is provided having a tissue collection chamber capable of being cleaned out in a simple, fast and effective way, and also provides methods of using said catheter to remove material from a blood vessel lumen. In one embodiment the tissue collection chamber has an expandable tip having... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa
20100292720 - Rotational atherectomy device and method to improve abrading efficiency: The invention provides a rotational atherectomy system, device and method having, in various embodiments, a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with at least one eccentric abrading head attached thereto, wherein the abrading head comprises at least one groove thereon. The eccentric grooved abrading comprises a tissue removing surface—typically an abrasive... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20100292722 - Device for forming a bore to facilitate insertion of an arcuate nail into a bone: A device for forming a circular arc-shaped bore includes: a stiff circular arc-shaped tube having a central axis; a flexible shaft insertable into the tube; and a head mountable to a first end of the shaft.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100292723 - Disk needle roller: The present invention relates to a disk needle roller (100) for forming micro-holes in a surface of skin by using micro-needles (220) to stimulate and assist regeneration of the skin. The disk needle roller (100) includes a handle (110) having one pair of supporting bars (120) extended therefrom, and a... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100292724 - Minimally invasive surgical clamps, assemblies and methods: A minimally invasive surgical assembly broadly includes an outer tube which has an outer diameter of 3.0 mm or smaller, and a coaxial surgical instrument having a shaft which extends through the outer hollow tube. The coaxial surgical instrument includes end effectors at the end of the shaft. The end... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20100292725 - Tattoo needle housing and assembly: The present invention provides a tattoo needle housing, including: a substantially hollow prismatic structure configured to surround a plurality of tattoo needles, wherein the substantially hollow prismatic structure includes a bottom edge portion at one end thereof that has a shape that substantially matches a collective shape of the tips... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC
20100292726 - Thrombus retrieval device: A thrombus retrieval device has one or more thrombus engaging elements that are movable between a retracted configuration in which they are stowed within the device and a deployed configuration in which they project from the device to snare an adjacent thrombus for removal from a blood vessel.... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office
20100292727 - Face wrinkle correction and stress relief device: An article and method of reducing and correcting facial wrinkles on a person when the person is resting one of its faces on a surface, such as a pillow. The article is secured to the person's head substantially above the face to be protected. The article has a cushioned section... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20100292728 - Jaw-type grab for a surgical instrument: A grab for a surgical instrument has an elongated tube having a rigid outer part and a rigid inner part interconnected by a pivot pin extending along an axis transverse to the parts. A pair of jaws are pivotal on an outer end of the outer part between open and... Agent: Kf Ross PC
20100292729 - Delivery system for magnetic anastomosis device: A magnet delivery system for forming an anastomosis that comprises a wire guide; a catheter having a delivery portion for advancement into a visceral space, the delivery portion having a lumen extending at least partially therethrough and an expandable balloon for dilation and a lumen extending therethrough, a first port... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100292730 - Process of making bioabsorbable filaments: Methods for making bioabsorbable copolymer filaments are provided herein. The methods include drying the polymer pellets to be extruded, melt extrusion of copolymer components, stretching the filaments in one or more draw steps and permitting the drawn filaments to relax. The copolymer preferably contains units derived from glycolide or glycolic... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100292733 - Knotless suture anchor and methods of use: Various devices, systems and methods for knotless suturing of tissue are disclosed. These devices allow sutures to be anchored to bone, and more specifically provide a suture anchor which eliminates the need for knotting the suture. Thus, damaged tissue may be re-attached to a substrate tissue. The anchors have a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100292731 - Methods and devices to treat diseased or injured musculoskeletal tissue: A knotless suture anchoring system includes an outer anchor having a central channel and a distal tip adapted to penetrate tissue. An inner anchor is positionable in the central channel of the outer anchor and a locking feature on one or both of the inner and outer anchors retains the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100292732 - Suture anchors with one-way cinching mechanisms: Various devices, systems and methods for knotless anchoring of sutures to repair bodily tissue are disclosed. These devices allow sutures to be anchored to bone or other tissues, and more specifically provide a suture anchor which eliminates the need for the operator to knot the suture to secure the suture... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100292734 - Multi-layer osteoinductive, osteogenic, and osteoconductive carrier: A multi-layer osteogenic, osteoconductive and/or osteoinductive carrier device or system for applying an osteoinductive substance to a bone surface, and methods for making and using said carrier are disclosed. The multi-layer osteogenic carrier device can comprise a delivery layer comprising a porous material and an osteogenic material; and a support... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100292736 - Linkage for connection of fusion and non-fusion systems: A linkage for connecting together an elongated member of a fusion system and an elongated member of a non-fusion system. The linkage may include a bridge that extends between a first connector and a second connector. The first connector may be configured to connect to a fusion system, and the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100292735 - Rod connector for attaching a bone anchor to a support rod and implantation instrument therefor: A rod connector (1) is provided for use in attaching a bone anchor (5) to a support rod (3). The connector (1) comprises a first portion (2) defining a clamping means (6) with an aperture (7) in which the support rod (3) can be located, and a second portion (4)... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100292737 - Orthopedic plate blocking assembly: In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an orthopedic plate blocking assembly that can be used for the fixation or fastening of an orthopedic plate to bone tissue. In particular, the present invention, in one embodiment, provides an orthopedic plate having a plurality of cavities where each cavity is... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20100292738 - Systems and methods for the fixation or fusion of bone: A joint between two bone segments is fused by passing an elongated, rectilinear bone fusion device over a guide pin across the joint and into tight engagement within bores formed in the bone segments, to thereby restrict movement of the elongated bone fusion device across the joint. The elongated, rectilinear... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100292739 - Bone screws with improved locking mechanisms: Screw mechanisms that securely connect with and contain an elongated support structure are disclosed. Some of these have locking mechanisms as alternatives to conventional set screws. Some of these use ratcheting systems for securing the elongated support structure. Some of these are multi-axial systems. Some of these are alternatives to... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100292740 - Pedicle screw assembly: Disclosed are spinal fusion assemblies for use in skeletal systems. The assembly includes a coupling element that can be coupled to a fixation element, such as, for example, a screw with a head that removably mates with the coupling element. The coupling element and fixation element are configured to be... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100292741 - Bone anchoring nail: A bone anchoring nail is provided having a threadless shaft with a free end, a head opposite to the free end, the head having a substantially U-shaped recess for accommodation of a rod or a rod-shaped element, a longitudinal bore extending through the shaft and opening towards any one of... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100286669 - Devices for interfacing between manipulators and surgical tools: A device, system and method for interfacing between an end effector of a manipulator and a surgical tool. Embodiments may include an upper tool holder element and a lower tool holder element. Embodiments may also include a drape between the end effector and the manipulator. Embodiments may also include two... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100286671 - Surgical instrument holder: An apparatus for holding a surgical instrument relative to a base is provided having a mounting portion configured and dimensioned to engage a portion of a base, a jaw assembly including first and second jaw members which define a retaining area therebetween configured and dimensioned to retain the shaft of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100286670 - Surgical tool kit: A tool kit for interchanging tools within an at least partially closed area is provided. The tool kit includes at least one tool, each tool being preferably provided within a tubular housing, and adapted to pivot out from the tool kit so that they can be attached to a receiving... Agent: Wagner Blecher LLP
20100286672 - Laser scalpel: The invention is based on the object of specifying a laser scalpel, by means of which a high proportion of the laser light coupled into the scalpel body can be provided on the scalpel edge or is able to emerge therefrom. According to a first aspect, the invention is based... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100286673 - Method and apparatus for treatment of tissue: Devices and methods of treatment of tissue, such as skin tissue, with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) are disclosed that employ local deformation of tissue in small areas. Devices and methods employing local deformation are used to produce fractional lattices of EMR-treated islets in tissue for application including hair growth management.... Agent: Palomar Medical Technologies Nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100286674 - Systems, devices and methods for imaging and surgery: Provided herein are devices, systems and methods for imaging of biological tissue. Also provided are devices, systems and methods for surgical manipulation of biological tissue. Further provided are devices, systems and methods for combined imaging and surgical manipulation of biological tissue.... Agent: Mckeon Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC
20100286675 - Surgical instrument: Provided is surgical instrument which can provide a field of view over surgical site by sucking blood from bleeding site during surgery on body tissue of patient and monitoring dark and deep surgical site, which operator cannot see with his or her naked eye, with small camera. The surgical instrument... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100286676 - Cryosurgical catheter: A cryogenic catheter includes an outer flexible member having at least one cryogenic fluid path through the flexible member. The at least one fluid path is defined by a plurality of flexible members disposed within the outer flexible member.... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20100286677 - Cryosurgical catheter: A cryogenic catheter includes an outer flexible member having at least one cryogenic fluid path through the flexible member. The at least one fluid path is defined by a plurality of flexible members disposed within the outer flexible member.... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20100286678 - Medical devices: Medical systems and methods including balloons having nanotubes are disclosed. In some embodiments, a medical system includes an elongated shaft, and an expandable balloon carried by the shaft and including nanotubes. The medical system is capable of cooling the balloon to less than about 37° C. In some embodiments, a... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100286679 - Systems and methods for prostate treatment: An energy delivery probe is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. In some embodiments, the energy can be applied with a... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100286680 - Ablation apparatus: Disclosed is an apparatus for ablating biological tissues, the apparatus is configured with a cannula, a balloon inflatable with a gaseous medium and coupled to the cannula, and an electromagnetic antenna coupled to the balloon operative to emit electromagnetic waves which heat the wall of the balloon. The wall is... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100286687 - Dual energy therapy needle: A therapy needle is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the therapy needle is that it can apply microwave energy to tissue to produce a coagulative spherical volumetric ablation of the tissue. In some embodiments, the volumetric ablation can have a diameter ranging... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100286685 - Electrosurgical generator: An electrosurgical generator for coagulating tissue comprises a source of radio frequency (RF) energy, and at least a pair of output terminals for connection to a bipolar electrosurgical instrument adapted to contact tissue, the output terminals delivering RF energy from the source to the instrument such that the source delivers... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100286688 - Flexible ablation clamp: Ablation devices comprising elongated flexible members that are repositioned to at least partially surround tissue to be ablated. The exemplary ablation instruments utilize rigid or semi-rigid devices that are either affixed to the flexible member or repositionable along the flexible member. The clamping and ablating surfaces include electrodes or other... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20100286684 - Irrigated ablation catheter with multiple segmented ablation electrodes: In one embodiment, an irrigated catheter ablation apparatus comprises an elongated body having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one fluid lumen extending longitudinally therein; and a plurality of segmented ablation electrodes on a distal portion of the elongated body. The electrodes are spaced from the proximal... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100286681 - Power-stage antenna integrated system: Disclosed is a system for generating and delivery electrosurgical energy, the system including a microwave generator and a power-stage device. The microwave generator further including a microwave signal generator configured to generate a microwave frequency signal at a first power level and a DC power supply configured to generate a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100286683 - Power-stage antenna integrated system with high-strength shaft: Disclosed is a microwave antenna assembly that includes proximal and distal radiating sections and a junction member. The proximal radiating section includes inner and outer conductors and DC power and neutral conductors. The inner conductor is disposed within the outer conductor and the DC power and neutral conductors are disposed... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100286682 - Power-stage antenna integrated system with junction member: Disclosed is a microwave antenna assembly for applying microwave energy. The assembly includes a proximal portion having an inner conductor, an outer conductor, a DC power and a DC neutral each extending therethrough the antenna has a distal radiating section and a proximal radiating section and a junction member. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100286686 - Surgical resection apparatus: Surgical cutting apparatus having a treatment channel and a measurement channel for conveying microwave energy from a source to an antenna at a cutting edge. The measurement channel operates at lower power than the treatment channel for determining when higher energy can be safely applied. The apparatus may deliver microwave... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100286689 - Method and system for processing cancer cell electrical signals for medical therapy: A scientific computer system with processor capable of recording, storing and reprogramming the natural electrical signals of cancer cells as found in tumors of humans and animals. The reprogramming process is designed to create a confounding electrical signal for retransmission into a malignant tumor to damage or shut-down the cellular... Agent: Kermit Lopez
20100286690 - Assessment of electrode coupling for tissue ablation: An electrode catheter and a method for assessing electrode-tissue contact and coupling are disclosed. An exemplary electrode catheter comprises an electrode adapted to apply electrical energy. A measurement circuit is adapted to measure impedance between the electrode and ground as the electrode approaches a target tissue. A processor determines a... Agent: Sjm/afd - Marsh Legal Department
20100286691 - Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure: The present disclosure provides a bipolar forceps. The bipolar forceps includes a housing having a handle assembly including a movable handle and one or more shafts. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of first and second jaw members. A... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100286692 - Expandable orthopedic device and method: A device for radial expansion in an endoluminal cavity in a bone is disclosed. The device can be used to treat bone fractures. The device can have a first radially expandable portion and a second radially expandable portion.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100286693 - Disposable cartilage cutter: A medical device that is composed of a sterilizable material, is used to create thin cartilage discs, and includes a device body and a cover with a plurality of holding devices, each of which includes a section that with a recess located in the top side of the device body,... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100286695 - Methods and systems for minimally invasive lateral decompression: A system for laterally decompressing one or more spinal nerves comprises an access sheath, a tool guide, and a bone removal tool. The access sheath is percutaneously placed adjacent a facet joint using needle dilation or a small incision. The tool guide is then placed through the access sheath adjacent... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100286696 - Minimally invasive bone miller apparatus: A milling system is disclosed for creating a cavity in a bone. The cavity has a cross section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side. The cavity... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100286694 - Surgical drill with curved burr attachment and method: A surgical drilling instrument with a Curved Burr Attachment having an adapter removably coupled to a drill motor and a burr attachment coupled to said adapter. The burr attachment includes a tube with a wire shaft supported therein and a coil wire surrounding said wire shaft and having each of... Agent: Norman Friedland
20100286697 - Acetabular reamer: A acetabular reamer (10) for reaming an acetabulum, reaction forces being exerted onto the acetabular reamer by the acetabulum when the acetabulum is reamed, the acetabular reamer comprising: a body (12), the body (12) defining a rotation axis (13) about which the acetabular reamer (10) is rotatable; a reaming element... Agent: Louis Tessier
20100286698 - Disposable burr attachment: A burr attachment designed for use with a Curved Burr Attachment or other chuck attachments that includes a tube with a wire shaft supported therein and a coil spring surrounding said wire shaft and having each of the coils touch the outer periphery surface of the wire shaft and the... Agent: Norman Friedland
20100286733 - Meniscal device: A device for sizing and implanting meniscus graft tissue includes a curvilinear tray having an inner curvature edge and an outer curvature edge opposite the inner curvature edge, a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and at least one opening formed therethrough between the top surface... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100286699 - Bone resection apparatus and method for knee surgery: A bone resection apparatus and its method of use for knee surgery are presented. In one aspect of the invention, the apparatus includes a spacer and a tibial cut guide. The spacer has a first surface engageable with the cut distal femoral bone and a second surface opposite the first... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20100286700 - Patient specific alignment guide for a proximal femur: An alignment guide for aligning instrumentation along a proximal femur includes a neck portion configured to wrap around a portion of the neck of the femur, a head underside portion configured to abut a disto-lateral portion of the femoral head and a medial head portion configured to overlie a medial... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100286701 - Distraction tool for distracting an interspinous space: Distraction tools for distracting an interspinous space formed between spinous processes. The distraction tool may include first and second handles connected together at a pivot between first and second ends. First and second prongs may extend outward from the handles. The handles may move about the pivot between a first... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100286702 - Method kit for treating bony defects: The present invention is a kit and a method of using a kit for treating bone including a fill material mixture made of osteoconductive material, osteoinductive material and a lubricating carrier, a porous container to receive the fill material mixture and a tool that flowably introduces the fill material mixture... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100286703 - tack or drive screw for securing a prosthesis to bone and associated instrumentation and method: The present invention relates to a surgical method or procedure for securing a prosthesis to bone. More particularly, the present invention relates to (i) a surgical method or procedure for securing a low load bearing prosthesis such as, for example, an adhesion barrier, to a patient's bone, (ii) a tack... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100286704 - Intraocular lens insertion device: An intraocular lens insertion device which can smoothly push out a lens disposed beforehand. An intraocular lens insertion device has a main body comprising a lens setting part where an intraocular lens is disposed, a transition part which deforms the intraocular lens, and a nozzle which ejects out the intraocular... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100286706 - Surgical access apparatus with centering mechanism: A surgical access apparatus includes a housing member and a portal member extending from the housing member and defining a longitudinal axis. The housing member and the portal member define a longitudinal passage therethrough dimensioned to permit passage of an elongated object. A centering mechanism is mounted relative to the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100286705 - Vascular access to extra-vascular space: Provided are methods for accessing tissue in the vicinity of a blood vessel. Also provided are devices for use in a lumen of a patient's organ and methods for shunting interior volumes of organs.... Agent: Mckeon Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC
20100286707 - Medical device having linear to rotation control: A medical instrument converts linear movement of a shaft at a proximal end of the instrument to a rotational movement of an end effector of the instrument. According to one embodiment, the medical instrument includes an end effector formed of a snare loop connected to a shaft that is located... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100286708 - System for blood vessels cleaning, such as for a coronary artery, peripheral artery or any other body vessel, based on mobile agent: This paper describes a system and method invention for blood vessels cleaning, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or any other body vascular based on a mobile agent. The system consists of device which is electronically controlled, performing a procedure of vessel walls cleaning by removing the accumulated plaque... Agent: Danny Rittman
20100286709 - Device and method for fragmenting and removing concretions from body ducts and cavities: A medical device and method for breaking a concretion in a body into smaller pieces and removing the pieces from the body are described. The device comprises a dilator sheath, a lithotripsy probe, a tubular member, and a retrieval basket. The dilator sheath adapted to penetrate into a passage of... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100286712 - Bed integrated surgical robot: Disclosed is a bed integrated surgical robot. The bed integrated surgical robot comprises a supporting part, a frame supported by the supporting part, a table supported by the frame and on which a surgical patient is laid and a surgical robot arm installed on the frame and manipulated to reach... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100286711 - Hand actuated, articulating device having an electric force enhancement system: An articulating device element and methods of operation thereof, including a compensating force enhancement for compensating for any unwanted friction and/or other such resistance forces experienced by the device when being manipulated.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100286713 - Image guided spinal surgery guide system and method for use thereof: A guide is disclosed for use in performing spinal surgery to prepare across a spinal disc and adjacent vertebrae an implantation space. The guide is associated with a computer controlled surgical navigation system employing an energy-detecting array to track positions of the guide in three dimensional space relative to a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100286714 - Inserter device with controlled acceleration: The invention concerns an inserter device for inserting a medical device into the subcutaneous or intramuscular area of a patient. More specifically, this invention relates to an inserter device comprising means for providing a controlled and defined acceleration and deceleration of a penetrating member. The inserter device (200, 500) according... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100286716 - Implantable prosthesis: An implantable prosthesis for repairing an anatomical defect, such as a tissue or muscle wall hernia, including an umbilical hernia, and for preventing the occurrence of a hernia at a small opening or weakness in a tissue or muscle wall, such as at a puncture tract opening remaining after completion... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100286715 - Inserter device with controlled acceleration: The invention concerns a device comprising: a packaging box for the flexible material part, dimensioned to hold said part flat; folding means for folding said part without direct handling; and a reception tube for receiving said folded flexible material part. The invention is characterized in that the reception tube is... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100286717 - Method and apparatus for anastomosis including an expandable anchor: The present disclosure relates a device for joining a first body vessel to a second body vessel, including an inner member having a distal end portion and defining a longitudinal axis, an outer member defining a lumen dimensioned to receive the inner member therein, and a radially expandable anchor disposed... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100286718 - Devices, systems, and methods for percutaneous trans-septal left atrial appendage occlusion: Systems and methods for occluding an atrial appendage are provided herein. In an exemplary embodiment of a system for occluding an atrial appendage, the system comprises a first device comprising a tube and a balloon and a second device comprising a tube, a loop, and optionally a shaft coupled to... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100286719 - Valvulotome device and method: Valvulotome devices and methods are provided. Valvulotome devices include one or more valvulotome arms that have a u-shaped curved body with opposing arms and a base portion that extends between the arms. The valvulotome arm defines a notch open at one end on one of the arms and extending into... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC
20100286721 - Dilatation catheter with enhanced distal end for crossing occluded lesions: A catheter for crossing an occluding lesion with an inflatable balloon and dilating the lesion includes an inner tube that defines a longitudinal axis. The balloon includes a distal section that is bonded to the tube's distal end, a working section, and a conically shaped distal transition section connecting the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100286720 - Vessel treatment devices: A catheter system for treating lesions is provided. The system is suitable for treatment of bifurcation lesions, has a low profile and provides substantially predictable translational and rotational positioning. In one embodiment, the system includes a fixed wire balloon catheter and a partially attached guidewire lumen, wherein the guidewire lumen... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
20100286723 - Chemically based vascular occlusion device deployment: A vascular occlusion device deployment system for placing an occlusion device at a preselected site within the vasculature of a patient. The deployment system employing a pusher having a lumen with an opening at the distal end of the pusher. A vascular occlusion device is connected to the distal end... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd
20100286722 - Temporary venous filter system: A temporary vascular filter system comprising a catheter and an elongate filter slideably carried near the distal end of said catheter. The vascular filter system can be inserted into a vessel percutaneously with the filter in a narrow-diameter “closed position” and expanded into a large diameter “open position” at the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100286724 - Tourniquet system: A tourniquet system including a band, an optional bar, and an anti-pinch plate. The bar comprises an elongate portion of material having a first end portion, an intermediate portion, and a second end portion, at least one aperture formed in the bar so as to accept the band and allow... Agent: Bowman Green Hampton & Kelly, PLLC Attn: Peter A. Shaddock Ii
20100286726 - Hemostasis device and method for using the same: A hemostasis device is disclosed. The hemostasis device includes a stem portion including a top end and a bottom end, a handle portion connected to the top end of the stem portion, and a base portion connected to the bottom end of the stem portion. A method for utilizing the... Agent: Jonathan P. O''brien, Ph.d. Honigman Miller Schwartz And Cohn
20100286725 - Systems and methods for closing a percutaneous vascular puncture: A system and method for closing a percutaneous vessel puncture at the conclusion of a vascular catheterization procedure includes placement of an intravascular closure device having a radially and axially expandable tubular membrane and a radially expandable anchor at the distal sad of the membrane. The closure device is placed,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20100286727 - Tissue puncture closure device with actuatable automatic spool driven compaction system: A tissue puncture closure device includes an anchor, a sealing plug, a suture coupled to the sealing plug, a compaction arrangement, and an automatic driving assembly. The automatic driving assembly includes first and second spool members and an actuation member. The first spool member is configured to coil a portion... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100286728 - Fibers of uhmwpe and a process for producing thereof: The invention relates to a process for producing gel-spun ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibres having high tensile strengths and improved creep rates wherein the UHMWPE used in said process is characterized by a difference in the phase angle according to Formula (1) Δδ=δ0.001−δ100 of at most 42°, wherein... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100286729 - Decompression traction device and method: A device and method is disclosed for removing or otherwise ameliorating tension from the human body. The device having a body (20) a top or cusp (22) a bottom (24) and at least one inclined surface (30). Whereby a person lays on a flat surface supporting their head and neck... Agent: Antonio Papageorgiou, Esq.
20100286730 - Implant for correction of spinal deformity: A device for correction of a spinal deformity includes an implant having a first end portion and an opposite second end portion, the first end portion being attachable to an extraspinal bone, the second end portion being attachable to a vertebra, the implant being configured for being adjusted without penetrating... Agent: Taylor Ip, P.C.
20100286731 - Bone anchoring device: A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shank to be anchored in a bone or a vertebra and a head, a connection element for connecting at least two anchoring elements, a receiving part having a first end receiving the head, wherein the head is pivotable in the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100286732 - Bone screw and bone screw with holding element: A bone screw is provided, with a thread section (2) of tubular construction having a tip (3) at its first end and a second end opposite the latter. The tubular thread section (2) comprises a bone thread (22) on its outer wall, and the wall of the thread section (2)... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100280503 - Laser system that is gentle on the eyes, for refractive surgery: Described is an eye treatment device having a radiation source, the light emitted by the radiation source having such a wavelength range that it brings about a reaction in a treatment region of an eye and is absorbed, at least partially, in at least one of the regions located behind... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100280504 - Tissue ablation device with photoacoustic lesion formation feedback: A tissue ablation device employs one or more energy emitters (21) and one or more photoacoustic sensors (22) in a cooperative arrangement for applying a tissue ablation therapy to a tissue (60). In operation, the energy emitters (21) emit a tissue ablation beam (TA) into a target portion of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100280505 - Device for localized thermal ablation of biological tissue, particularly tumoral tissues or the like: Device for localized thermal ablation of lesion tissues, particularly tumoral tissues or the like, which device comprises: a probe or needle intended to be positioned with the end tip at the lesion tissue or tumoral tissue area to be removed; which probe or needle support at least a light guide... Agent: Themis Law
20100280506 - Method and apparatus for medical treatment utilizing laser irradiation: According to at least one exemplary embodiment a method and apparatus for medical treatment utilizing laser irradiation is disclosed. The method may comprise generating an electromagnetic radiation pulse by a laser, directing the radiation to an area of the human body where treatment is desired; applying the radiation to the... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20100280507 - Cryoablation system having docking station for charging cryogen containers and related method: A cryoablation system includes thermally insulated containers for holding liquid refrigerant. The containers are placed in a docking station that charges the containers with a liquid refrigerant at a cryogenic temperature suitable for carrying out a surgical procedure. The charged containers are detachably connectable with an inlet line of a... Agent: Convergent Law Group LLP
20100280509 - Eye therapy system: An electrical energy applicator directs electrical energy from the electrical energy source to a distal end, which positionable at a surface of an eye. The energy conducting applicator includes a first conductor and a second conductor separated by a gap. The first conductor has a first contact surface at the... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20100280508 - Method and apparatus for rf anastomosis: RF electrocautery is used to create an anastomosis between vessels or organs, such as the bowel. In an embodiment, tissues are fused together to create a seal between two or more tissue surfaces, for example in a side-to-side bowel anastomosis.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100280510 - Method for operating a selective stiffening catheter: A method for delivering RF energy to living tissue includes the steps of extending a guidewire to a tissue treatment site in a body. A controllable stiffness catheter is provided with a stiffness device having non-metallic properties and a temperature-changing device. The stiffness device is in a stiff state below... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
20100280511 - Electrosurgical instrument with time limit circuit: An electrosurgical instrument includes a housing having a treatment portion attached thereto. The treatment portion is adapted to connect to an electrosurgical generator that supplies energy to the electrosurgical instrument. An activation element is included and is disposed in electrical communication with the electrosurgical generator and the treatment portion. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100280514 - Method of manufacturing rf ablation probe with unibody electrode element: An ablation probe and method of manufacturing the ablation probe are provided. The probe comprises a probe shaft and a unibody electrode element. The unibody electrode element comprises a common electrode base located at the distal end of the shaft, and a plurality of electrode tines distally extending from the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100280512 - Neutral electrode detection: A coded neutral electrode including at least two electrodes electrically insulated from each other and having active surfaces for application to a skin segment of a patient, and a cover film, having a known electrical resistance, removably attached to the active surfaces in such a way that the active surfaces... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100280513 - System and method for applying plasma sparks to tissue: A pulse delivery system for producing a spark in tissue is disclosed. The system can include at least two electrodes having sharp surface features, where the at least two electrodes are electrically isolated from one another. The sharp features of the electrodes can be separated by a distance of about... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100280515 - Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures: An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing having a shaft affixed thereto, the shaft including jaw members at a distal end thereof. The shaft includes a longitudinal axis defined therethrough and the jaw members are adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the jaw members are... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100280516 - Accessory device for an orthopedic fixator: An accessory device for an external orthopedic fixator where the fixator has an external frame made up of frame components which surround the lower leg and ankle of a patient with one or more transfixation wires fixed thereto. The accessory device includes a foot plate which connects to one of... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP
20100280517 - Instrument for removing bone tissue: An instrument for removing tissue from a bone to create a cavity which is approximately circular in outline in which tissue within a predetermined region within the circular outline is left relatively undisturbed. The instrument includes a rotational drive unit which oscillates through an angle α. A cutting head can... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100280518 - Instrument for removing tissue: An instrument for removing tissue from a bone to create a cavity consists of an approximately spherical body having cutting formations in its external surface for cutting a bone. The body has a connector by which it can be connected to a drive by which it can be rotated about... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100280560 - Reducing instrument for spinal surgery: An instrument is provided for use in orthopedic surgery for reduction of a connecting member such as a spinal rod toward an implant such as a bone screw. An embodiment of the instrument includes handle portions that are pivotable relative to each other and biased apart, and arm portions pivotable... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100280561 - Thermal-responsive polymer networks, compositions, and methods and applications related thereto: The invention relates to materials comprising polymer network containing siloxanes or organic-based core structures, preferably the materials have thermal-responsive properties. In some embodiments, the invention relates to an organic core functionalized with polymers. In another embodiment, organic core-polymer conjugates comprise polylactone segments. The organic core-polymer conjugates may be crosslinked together... Agent: Peter G. Carroll Medlen & Carroll, LLP
20100280519 - Implantable distractor whose length can be modified without reoperation and which has a j-shape: This distraction device comprises a rod (1), a second rod (2) and means to control the translation of one rod relative to the other (3), so as to cause the desired distraction or compression. Each rod (1) and (2) has a first end, respectively (11) and (21), which receive means... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20100280520 - Bone treatment systems and methods: The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices for treating vertebral compression fractures. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to instruments and methods for controllably restoring vertebral body height by controlling the flow of bone cement into the interior of a vertebra and the application of forces... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100280521 - Preloaded iol injector: A preloaded intraocular lens injection device includes a retainer for releasably holding an IOL in an unstressed state. The retainer and IOL are removably attached to an injector body and are sealed in the same package for delivery to a surgeon. In an alternate embodiment, the retainer and IOL are... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20100280522 - Method and system for delivery of coated implants: Method and system for delivery of coated implants is provided. One embodiment encompasses a coated implant delivery system. This system includes an implant delivery device having a first end, a second end, and an inner lumen, wherein the first end has a releasable implant retention region with an accessible surface... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280523 - Instrument for anorectal surgery: The present invention provides an instrument for anorectal surgery, comprising a hollow main body, a suture junction disposed at a rear end of the main body and an inserting guider disposed at a front end of the main body. At an operating position, all or part of mucosa and tissues... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20100280524 - Uterine manipulator for complete removal of human uteri: A uterine manipulator designed to perform a total laparoscopic hysterectomy in an easy, safe and effective manner, which simplifies the surgical procedure by improving the anatomical angle of access to round ligaments, salpinges, utero-ovarian ligaments, broad ligaments, uterine vessels, anterior endopelvic fascia, lateral endopelvic fascia, but very especially to the... Agent: Garcia-zamor Intellectual Property Law Attn: Ruy Garcia-zamor
20100280525 - Flexible and steerable elongate instruments with shape control and support elements: An instrument having a flexible and elongated body includes at least a lumen and a flex member disposed within the lumen. The flex member may be capable of providing steering control to a first portion of the elongate body while providing load bearing support to a second portion of the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100280526 - Medical device with articulating shaft mechanism: A medical device with an articulating shaft assembly includes at least one slat member which has a cross section that allows it to be substantially flexible in a first plane and relatively stiff in the plane perpendicular to the first plane. A bendable section located at the working end of... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson
20100280527 - Hair removal device: The present invention is concerned with a hair removal device that comprises a hair removal unit, a cap element having a skin contacting surface that extends at least on a side of the hair removal unit, and wherein elongated and elevated structures are arranged on the skin contacting surface, which... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100280528 - Skin treatment device and attachment: The present invention is concerned with a skin treatment device that comprises an actuator and at least a skin stimulation element arranged at a mounting structure, the mounting structure being supported at the skin treatment device and the mounting structure being deformable or displaceable against a restoring force when an... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100280529 - Endoscopic implant system and method: A system, device, device and method for implanting a food restrictor in a patient's stomach, by coupling the restrictor to a plurality of tissue-plication anchors already placed in the stomach, are disclosed. The device includes an elongate shaft assembly for accessing the stomach transorally, and on which the restrictor can... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100280530 - Medical systems, devices and methods for suturing perforations: Medical systems, devices and methods are disclosed for suturing a perforation in tissue, that may be employed endoscopically and/or laparoscopically, and that offer simple, reliable and controllable placement of sutures around a perforation for complete closure thereof.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100280531 - Snap-on suture ring for implantable medical device: A suture bar for securing an implantable medical device into a body. The suture bar including a body member having a length disposed between a first and a second end, the body member being formed of a generally elongate tube that is piercable by a suture needle. The suture bar... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100280532 - Three dimensional implant: Implants (20, 22) and methods of making the implants for treating bodily defects or remodeling tissue. The implants have a low density and open pores (49) which may permit tissue ingrowth.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100280533 - Endoscopic clipping device: A hemostatic clipping device is provided. The device includes first and second elongate arms, each arm comprising distal and proximal end portions, the arms being connected to allow relative motion between the first and second arms, the distal portion of each of the first and second arms further comprising a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100280534 - Atherectomy system with imaging guidewire: Systems and methods of increasing blood flow in a blood vessel with intraluminal plaque. One disclosed method includes inserting an imaging guidewire into the blood vessel to the intraluminal plaque, propelling a catheter with a working head over the guidewire towards the distal end of the guidewire, scanning with the... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100280535 - Stripping knife: [Means for Solving Problems] A stripping knife (A) having a plate-shaped blade (3) having an edge (1) around the periphery, a shank (5) connected to the blade (3), and a handle (7) holding the shank (5) in the integrated state, wherein the blade (3) is composed of the edge (1)... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip
20100280536 - Waste control apparatus: Liquid jet surgical cutting apparatus (10) and a method of use thereof are described, the apparatus comprising: a fluid reservoir (12) containing a supply of cutting fluid (14); a pump (16) to supply the cutting fluid to a liquid jet surgical cutting instrument; a liquid jet surgical cutting instrument (20);... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100280537 - Lancet: A lancet for use with a lancing device, the lancet having a body with releasable engagement features for engagement with a cooperating portion of a lancing device, a sharp needle, and a removable endcap. A coupling portion of the lancet has a non-circular profile. The endcap includes a receptacle for... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20100280538 - Methods, systems, and kits for lung volume reduction: Lung volume reduction is performed in a minimally invasive manner by isolating a lung tissue segment, optionally reducing gas flow obstructions within the segment, and aspirating the segment to cause the segment to at least partially collapse. Further optionally, external pressure may be applied on the segment to assist in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP /pulmonx 017534
20100280539 - endoscopic heart surgery method: It is an object to provide an endoscopic heart surgery method with which it is possible to observe an endoscopic image with a stable field of view in the pericardial space. Provided is an endoscopic heart surgery method including an inserting step of inserting an inserted portion of an endoscope... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100280540 - Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism: Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an entrapment mechanism... Agent: Jeffrey J. Hohenshell Medtronic, Inc.
20100280541 - Radial artery compression device: A radial artery compression device configured to be secured to a wrist or other portion of a patient to provide adjustable and consistent compression pressure in the area of a radial artery access site or other physiological portion of a patient to achieve hemostasis either during or after a medical... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP
20100280542 - System and method for applying pressure to human tissue: An apparatus is disclosed including but not limited to a group of force resistive objects for concurrently applying pressure to different positions on at least one of a plurality of human tissues; and a connective member for fixedly interconnecting the plurality of force resistive objects. A method for using the... Agent: G. Michael Roebuck
20100280543 - Small caliber laparoscope surgical apparatus: A laparoscopic surgical instrument includes a shaft and a head having a distal end to which a variety of surgical instruments are attached. The laparoscopic surgical instrument also includes a flexible joint installed between the shaft and the head; a longitudinal-driving unit including a longitudinal-driving wire connected with both longitudinal... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100280544 - Safety tweezers: An improved device and method for the removal of objects from orifices is provided; a pair of tweezers comprising two arms, each arm having a distal end and a proximate end, the arms being connected together at their proximate ends, either or both arms including stop means for limiting a... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100280546 - Biomaterials for track and puncture closure: Embodiments include coatings for adherence of biomaterials to a tissue. Systems and methods for adapting such coated materials to vascular access closure are further proved.... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC
20100280545 - System and method for bonding living tissue: A system for bonding living tissue including first tissue displacer functionality operative initially to cause displacement of edges of tissue into a mutual touching relationship along a seam prior to bonding thereof and second tissue displacer functionality operative following operation of the first tissue displacer functionality to cause displacement of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100280547 - Applicator system for the delivery of surgical sealants: One aspect of the invention relates to a simple, inexpensive applicator system which can be used for the delivery of a hydrogel formulation. In certain embodiments, the applicator system is suitable for use in sealing of dura mater, especially dura matter within the spinal column. In other embodiments, the applicator... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20100280549 - Adjustable spinal rehabilitation device: An adjustable spinal rehabilitation device includes a bed frame, three soft pads thereon, five elevation adjustment mechanisms provided between the bed frame and the soft pads for adjusting inclinations of the soft pads, an inverted U-shaped frame provided outside the bed frame and coupled thereto from above, two tractors provided... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20100280548 - Vertical rehabilitation appliance: A vertical rehabilitation appliance includes a horizontal frame, vertical frame, moving mechanism, head positioning structure, body positioning structure, and fastening belts. The vertical frame has two first posts coupled to the horizontal frame and formed with holes. The first posts are coupled to a second post. The second post and... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20100280551 - Interspinous process device and method: An interspinous process device is configured for placement between adjacent spinous processes on a subject's spine. The device includes a housing configured for mounting to a first spinal process, the housing having a lead screw fixedly secured at one end thereof. A magnetic assembly is at least partially disposed within... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100280550 - Spinal stabilization devices, systems, and methods: This specification describes spinal stabilization devices that may be introduced into the spine via surgical procedures. In particular, this specification describes an inter-spinous process spacer having a core chosen, in one variation, to provide a kyphotic or lordotic angle to the device. The specification also describes systems including the described... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100280552 - Side click connector apparatus for connection of spinal rods: Disclosed is a side click connector apparatus for connection of spinal rods, which connects a first spinal rod and a second spinal rod respectively attaching multiple pedicle screws and separately positioned from each other, and includes a connector body having a first mounting unit on which the first spinal rod... Agent: Berliner & Associates
20100280553 - Expandable spinal rods and methods of use: A spinal rod having first and second end members. The end members may be flexible or rigid. An expandable intermediate section is positioned between the first and second end members. The intermediate section may be axially expandable upon the introduction of a substance into a port that may be located... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100280555 - Method of lateral facet approach, decompression and fusion using screws and staples as well as arthroplasty: A method of performing vertebral facet fusion by lateral approach and related devices. The lateral approach to facet fusion involves identifying the lateral mass and introducing any of the fixation methods known or described herein laterally at one or more facets through the use of a Kirschner wire guide, a... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig
20100280554 - Novel v construct and method of spinal stabilization after transforminal lumbar interbody fusion using the construct: A novel spinal stabilization instrumentation construct and method for use after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. The instrumentation construct consists of single pedicle screw attached to a translaminar screw with a rod (V construct). The V construct is superior to unilateral pedicle screws (UPS) construct in all movements except right lateral... Agent: David W. Schumaker
20100280556 - Device for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures: The present invention relates to a device for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures. The device comprises at least two fixation means (1), a securing plate (17), and a securing means for the respective fixation means with a view to achieving a stable rigid connection between fixation means (1)... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100280557 - Orthopedic fastener blocking system: In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an orthopedic fastener blocking system that allows for a desirable number of fasteners to be used with an orthopedic device even when the orthopedic device is too small to accommodate a desired number of traditionally located and oriented fasteners or when the... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20100280558 - Pedicle screw assembly having a retractable screw tip for facilitating the securement of the pedicle screw assembly to a spinal vertebra: A pedicle screw assembly has a retractable screw tip that facilitates the securement of the pedicle screw assembly to a spinal vertebra in a minimally invasive fashion during an orthopedic surgical procedure. The pedicle screw assembly includes a body portion including a head and a shank. The shank includes an... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100280559 - Orientated polymeric devices: The present disclosure relates to a shape memory polymer material containing at least one two dimensional region having a first amount of stored stress in a first direction and a second amount of stored stress higher than the first amount of stored stress in a second direction, wherein the two... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.Previous industry: Surgery
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