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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100331828 - Hand-held medical instrument: The invention relates to a hand-held medical instrument, in particular a hand-held surgical or dental instrument, comprising a component that generates mechanical vibrations during operation, and a particle damping element which has at least one hollow space that is designed to receive the mechanical vibrations and is filled at least... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20100331829 - System and method for multi-beam scanning: System and method of photoaltering a material. The system includes a laser source operable to produce a primary pulsed beam, a holographic optical element configured to receive the primary pulsed beam and transmit a plurality of secondary beams, and a scanner operable to direct the secondary beams to the material.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
20100331831 - Treatment device for operatively correcting defective vision of an eye, method for producing control data therefor and method for operatively correcting defective vision of an eye: A treatment apparatus for operatively correcting myopia or hyperopia in an eye includes a laser device controlled by a control device and that separates the corneal tissue by applying a laser beam. The control device controls the laser device to emit the laser beam into the cornea such that a... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100331830 - Treatment device for surgically correcting ametropia of an eye and method for creating control data therefore: A treatment device for the surgical correction of hyperopia in the eye comprising a laser device controlled by a control device. The laser device separating corneal tissue by applying laser radiation. The control device controls the laser device for emitting the laser radiation into the cornea such that a lenticule-shaped... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100331832 - Method for treating skin: Techniques for the treatment of skin segments by application of optical radiation are limited due to dark skin pigmentation. The application of a whitening substance is utilized to temporarily lighten a targeted skin segment. In the temporarily lightened state, optical radiation for skin treatment is applied in a more effective... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20100331833 - In-vitro device monitoring during minimally invasive ablation therapy: A method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling interventional therapy is described, where the interventional therapy results in the destruction of tissue and the release of chemical markers. When interventional therapy results in destruction of a patient tissue, such as cancerous tissue, a variety of chemical markers may be released... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100331834 - Ablation probe fixation: An ablation probe fixation apparatus for securing an ablation probe to tissue is disclosed. The ablation probe fixation apparatus includes a base having a top surface and a skin-contacting bottom surface, wherein the base includes an adhesive layer disposed on the skin-contacting bottom surface. The fixation apparatus also includes a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100331835 - Return electrode detection and monitoring system and method thereof: A return electrode detection and monitoring system and method thereof are provided. The system and method of the present disclosure provide for a combined universal recognition feature, that is to identify whether a return or neutral electrode coupled to an electrosurgical generator is a capacitive electrode or a split or... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100331836 - Medical coagulation instrument: A medical coagulation instrument having a shaft as well as at least one electrode tip that extends beyond the distal end of the shaft. To create a coagulation instrument whose electrodes are of simple structure and ensure an atraumatic and safe handling, at least one electrode tip should be widened... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100331837 - Bipolar coagulation forceps: A bipolar coagulation forceps with a fixed forceps leg, a pivot support, and a pivoting forceps leg, which can pivot relative to the fixed forceps leg via a pivot element and which is electrically insulated from the fixed forceps leg is provided, with the forceps legs essentially being made from... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100331839 - Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar rf output electrodes for soft tissue fusion: The present disclosure relates to electrosurgical instruments for use in sealing various tissues. The instrument includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto and an end effector assembly attached to a distal end of the shaft, wherein the end effector assembly includes first and second jaw members attached thereto. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100331838 - Transmurality clamp systems and methods: Tissue clamp systems and methods assess the transmurality of a lesion created by ablation. Exemplary clamp systems for ablating tissue include a first jaw, an ablation element mounted on the first jaw, a second jaw, and a sensing element mounted on the second jaw. The sensing element can be configured... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100331840 - Fast adjust external fixation connection rod: The present disclosure provides various embodiments of an external fixation connection rod having articulatable joints that can be attached to external supports, such as rings. In some embodiments, the fixation connection rod includes a telescopic rod and connecting mechanisms for coupling the joints of the connection rod to the external... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100331841 - Bone fracture treatment devices and methods of their use: A bone treatment device comprises a shaft having a tubular wall, a lumen extending within the tubular wall, openings through the tubular wall, and anchoring elements adjacent the openings that can be deployed out of the openings in the presence of an actuating force within the shaft lumen. The bone... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford
20100331842 - Multi-articulated fracture fixation device with adjustable modulus of rigidity: A multi-articular fracture fixation device having a adjustable modulus of rigidity. The implant apparatus includes modular tensioning elements that can be disposed in a ball-and-socket linear array along a length of connecting wire within a medullary canal or percutaneously. The connecting wire includes a threaded end and a stop member... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP
20100331843 - Orthopaedic implant and fastener assembly: Treating fractures using one or both of an implant, such as an intramedullary nail, and a fastening assembly, such as a lag screw and compression screw assembly. The implant in some embodiments has a proximal section with a transverse aperture having a non-circular cross-section that may be shaped to selectively... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc. Diana Houston
20100331844 - Bone fixation system: Systems, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for fixing bones, such as rib bones, with bone plates.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20100331845 - Methods and instruments for interbody surgical techniques: This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The instruments include a distractor and a cutting instrument. In one embodiment the distractor includes a body portion and a pair of flanges extending along opposite sides of the body portion... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100331846 - Bone rifling system and method of preparing a bone using such system: A bone rifling system for use in prosthesis, which allows improved prosthetic bone fixation. The system comprises orthopedic undercut reamer, which can cut controlled internal groove circles or spiral grooves on the internal surface of host bone. The system converts the commonly reamed smooth bone to grooved or rifled bony... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100331901 - Percutaneous vertebral stabilization system: The present invention relates to a system for percutaneously installing a vertebral stabilization system. A first anchor is positionable within a body of a patient through a first percutaneous opening and a second anchor is positionable within a body of a patient through a second percutaneous opening. A stabilization member... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm
20100331900 - Surgical tools for treatment of spinal stenosis: Described herein are pullwire handle devices for securing to a tissue-penetrating pullwire. In some embodiments, the device includes a handle body, a pullwire lock configured to removably lock the pullwire handle device onto a pullwire within the handle body, and a tip containment element configured to retain the distal tip... Agent: Baxano C/o Shay Law
20100331902 - Hip file carrier with a movable jaw: File carrier which is intended to carry a file for filing bone of the medullary canal of the femur; a fixed jaw and a movable jaw are arranged at the distal end of the intermediate portion and there are provided means which are intended to control the movement of the... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100331847 - Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100331848 - Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100331849 - Spine distraction and compression instrument: A surgical instrument for moving tissue, such as bone segments, and more specifically vertebrae of a spinal column, is provided. In particular, a spine compression and/or distraction instrument that can be used to reposition vertebrae is provided. Further, methods for using the surgical instrument to compress and/or distract vertebrae of... Agent: MonumentIPLaw Group
20100331850 - Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone: An apparatus and methods for delivery of reinforcing materials to a weakened or fractured bone is disclosed. An apparatus for delivering a reinforcing mixture to a bone including a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the tube has at least one inner... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100331851 - Surgical slap hammer: A slap hammer including an adjustable striking member and a releasable retaining mechanism for releasably retaining a sliding weight is disclosed. One described slap hammer comprises a guide rod having a first end and a second end; a striking member coupled to the second end of the guide rod and... Agent: Berenato & White, LLC
20100331852 - Tool device for inserting fasteners: A tool device includes a frame, a barrel extending from the frame, a first magazine having first passages for containing work or drive bits, and a second magazine having second passages for containing fasteners. A shaft is movable over a path that extends through the barrel. When a second passage... Agent: Law Office Of Leo Zucker
20100331853 - Intracorporeal grasping device: An intracorporeal grasping device includes a tubular member for entering a lumen of a human body and the tubular member having a distal end portion. An elongated core member is disposed within the interior cavity of the tubular member for rotational or slidable movement within the tubular member and the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20100331854 - Device and method for performing treatment in a pericardial space: An apparatus, device and method are provided to enable performing a treatment in a minimally invasive fashion in a pericardial space. The device includes a needle having a sensing means to detect substantially different bodily tissues to enable a practitioner to determine when the distal end of the needle is... Agent: Shiloh Et Al.
20100331855 - Efficient vision and kinematic data fusion for robotic surgical instruments and other applications: Robotic devices, systems, and methods for use in telesurgical therapies through minimally invasive apertures make use of joint-based data throughout much of the robotic kinematic chain, but selectively rely on information from an image capture device to determine location and orientation along the linkage adjacent a pivotal center at which... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100331857 - Flexible wrist-type element and methods of manufacture and use thereof: A flexible wrist-type element and methods of operation thereof, including variations having an angularly moveable hub housing a rotatable and operable end effector driven via a drive train having one or more universal-type joints and/or other flexible couplings moveable via an input mechanism within a housing.... Agent: Wagner Blecher LLP
20100331860 - Manipulator with decoupled movements, and application to instruments for minimally invasive surgery: A manipulator includes a main arm, of which the proximal end bears a drive, and a proximal manipulation structure, and of which the distal end bears a controlled distal structure that may itself bear a surgical tool. The main arm passes through a surgical trocar. The proximal manipulation structure includes... Agent: William H. Eilberg
20100331859 - Medical robot system for supporting an organ in a position suitable for a medical treatment: Provided is a medical robot system which includes a medical manipulator capable of handling organs such as a uterine of different shapes and sizes. The medical robot system includes a robot arm, a medical manipulator which is detachably provided in the robot arm and supports an organ to a predetermined... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100331856 - Multiple flexible and steerable elongate instruments for minimally invasive operations: Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate robotically controlled instruments and assemblies thereof. In one embodiment, a junction sheath may be utilized to facilitate surgical triangulation of two interventional instrument assemblies, while also directing them to the surgical theater through a minimal single wound or surgical... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100331858 - Systems, devices, and methods for robot-assisted micro-surgical stenting: Systems, devices, and methods for robot-assisted microsurgical stenting are described herein. In some embodiments a tele-robotic microsurgical system for eye surgery include: a tele-robotic master and a slave hybrid-robot; wherein the tele-robotic master has at least one master slave interface controlled by a medical professional; wherein the slave hybrid-robot has... Agent: Wilmerhale/columbia University
20100331861 - Cosmetic device: A cosmetic device includes a grip, a keratin removal head detachably attached to the grip, and an epilator head detachably attached to the grip. Either one of the keratin removal head and epilator head is attached to the grip.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100331862 - Tissue compression using surgical clips: A compression clip system where compression is used to close a tissue opening, reduce the volume of an organ, ligate dilated blood vessels or compress tissue adjacent to various other types of lesions to induce healing. Compression prevents bleeding and the leakage of body fluids into a body cavity. The... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100331863 - Suture passing instrument and method: In one embodiment, a continuous suture passer device may include a first jaw, a second jaw, a tissue penetrator which may penetrate through tissue positioned between the first and second jaws, and a suture shuttle which may be releasably secured to the tissue penetrator and adapted to carry a suture.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100331865 - Biphasic implant device providing joint fluid therapy: Tissue implants prepared for the repair of tissues, especially avascular tissues such as cartilage. One embodiment presents an electric potential capable of receiving and accumulating desirable factors or molecules from surrounding fluid when exposed to dynamic loading. In another embodiment the implant promotes tissue conduction by retarding, restricting and controlling... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation
20100331864 - Device for repair of urological structures: A tissue engineering construct made from a nonwoven fabric. The fabric is made from first and second staple fibers. The first staple fibers are made from a first biocompatible, bioabsorbable material, and the second staple fibers are made from a second biocompatible, bioabsorbable material. The first material has a melting... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100331866 - Linear clamps for anastomosis: The present embodiments provide medical apparatuses, systems, and methods for rapidly forming an anastomosis between two viscera. The medical apparatus generally comprises two bases with two clamp members rotatably attached to the bases, the clamp members being capable of compressing tissue. The system generally comprises positioning and then deploying the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100331867 - Apparatus and method for dermal incision: An incision instrument may include a deformable hollow blade that is acted upon by two or more clamping arms that deform the blade into an elliptical cross-sectional shape, thereby enabling the incision instrument to make controlled elliptical incisions.... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP
20100331868 - Method for constructing an instrument with a two-part plunger for subcutaneous implantation: A method for constructing an instrument with a two-part plunger for subcutaneous implantation is provided. An incising body is formed by defining a non-circular coaxial bore and sharpening a distal bottom edge. A two-part plunger including a tongue blade assembly and a plunger assembly is constructed. The tongue blade assembly... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100331873 - Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating: An ultrasonic clamp coagulator assembly that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation, and fine dissection required in fine and delicate surgical procedures. The assembly includes a clamping mechanism, including a clamp arm pivotally-mounted at the distal portion of the instrument using a ball-bearing assembly, which is specifically configured to... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100331869 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments: In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is coupled to the transducer. In various embodiments, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100331870 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments: In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is coupled to the transducer. In various embodiments, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100331871 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments: In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is coupled to the transducer. In various embodiments, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100331872 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments: In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is coupled to the transducer. In various embodiments, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100331874 - Method for constructing an instrument with a covered bore for subcutaneous implantation: A method for constructing an instrument with a covered bore for subcutaneous implantation is provided. An incising body is formed by defining a non-circular coaxial bore and sharpening a cutting edge extending from a bottom distal end beyond the opening of the coaxial bore and affixing an attachment point at... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100331875 - Puncture device: The present invention provides a puncture device and an administration device in which a puncture needle can be stuck certainly to a predetermined region of a skin. The puncture device and the administration device of the present invention are provided with a puncture needle moving means for retaining aforesaid puncture... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100331876 - Method and a catheter device for the dynamic regulation of the venous return to the heart for the treatment of patients with heart failure: This invention relates to a method that comprises the introduction of a catheter via left subclavian vein, advancing into the right atrium and then positioning it in the inferior vena cava, just at the cava-diaphragm junction, where it is anchored at its extreme; and thereafter an external inflation of a... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20100331877 - Airflow restriction system: Airflow restriction systems are described herein which may be used to treat various disorders by creating expiratory positive airway pressure while providing for patient comfort regardless of the patient's anatomical variances. Such a device may be removably secured externally over the patient's nose rather than within the nasal passages to... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100331879 - Articulating surgical hand tool: A surgical instrument comprising a frame, a control-effector coupled to the frame, a shaft, and an end effector in fluid communication with the control-effector is disclosed.... Agent: D''hue Law
20100331878 - Method and device for removing a balloon from a body cavity: A balloon removing device is provided for removing a balloon from a body cavity through an access opening of said body cavity, in particular for removing a balloon of a radiation catheter from a body cavity left by surgical removal of cancerous or other tissue. The balloon removing device has... Agent: Gerald E. Hespos, Esq. Casella & Hespos LLP
20100331880 - Self-sealing compositions: Medical devices having a wound closure device and a reinforcing material are reacted in situ to create a self-sealing implant.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100331881 - Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation to bone: A bone anchor having a rivet having a proximal end and a head distal to an elongate body, a sleeve having an internal channel for slidably receiving the body, and an expansion nut having a channel therethrough for slidably receiving said body, proximal of said sleeve is provided. The sleeve... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100331882 - Anchorless non-invasive force dissipation system for orthopedic instrumentation: An anchorless non-invasive force dissipation device for orthopedic instrumentation including a base having a patient contacting surface, the patient contacting surface including a surface area adapted for external placement on a patient's body, and an instrument alignment mechanism operably connected to and selectively positionable relative to the base, the instrument... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100331883 - Access and tissue modification systems and methods: Described herein are methods and systems for precisely placing and/or manipulating devices within the body by first positioning a guidewire or pullwire through the body from a first location, around a curved pathway, and out of the body through a second location, so that the distal and proximal ends of... Agent: Baxano C/o Shay Law
20100331889 - Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure: The disclosed screw assemblies include a screw that attaches onto the bone, a housing member that connects and inter-locks the bone screw to the rod, and one or more locking members that permit immobilization of various components of the assembly relative to one another while still permitting some relative movement.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100331887 - Longitudinal connecting member with sleeved tensioned cords: A dynamic fixation medical implant having at least two bone anchors includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having rigid sleeves for attachment to the bone anchors, at least one spacer engaging the bone anchors and the sleeves, and in some embodiments, an end elastic bumper. A flexible cord is initially... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon
20100331885 - Percutaneous system for dynamic spinal stabilization: Bone anchoring assemblies for use with minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques for dynamic stabilization of the spine, together with placement systems for use in such techniques are provided.... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC
20100331886 - Posterior dynamic stabilization device having a mobile anchor: A posterior dynamic spinal stabilization device utilizing a spinal rod, a fixed anchor, a mobile anchor adapted for both translation and pivoting, a mobile anchor-limiting stop affixed to the rod and an optional bumper-type, a rod with at least one limiting stop. It allows predetermined and prescribed interpedicular motion. It... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100331888 - Spinal correction system with multi-stage locking mechanism: In a rod fixation system of the type used to treat various spinal conditions, the same fastener is used to lock both a polyaxial screw and a rod in position. A spinal correction device according to the invention, adapted for use with a rod and a polyaxial screw having a... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100331884 - Spinal correction tensioning system: A vertebral column correction system for correcting a spinal deformity without fusing the joint segments is disclosed. The vertebral column correction system may have first and second vertebral anchors secured to first and second vertebrae. The vertebral column correction system may further comprise one or more intermediate vertebral anchors secured... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100331890 - Flexible spinal stabilization system and method: Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100331891 - System and method for spinal fixation: A system and method of bone fixation are provided for improving the bone growth and stability of the fixated bones. For example, a target site for a bone fixation procedure can be accessed at a facet of a first vertebra using a tissue dilator. Bone material can be disrupting from... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100331892 - Bone repair system and method: A bone repair system and method for percutaneously fixing a first bone segment to a second bone segment, such as rib bone segments, in a body of a patient include drilling a first hole through the first bone segment and a second hole through the second bone segment, and feeding... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100331893 - K-wire and method for surgical procedures: A surgical guide wire or K-wire and method of use are provided. The K-wire or guide wire has opposite end portions and a shank portion in between. One end portion has a deformable end portion that, once outside of a confining guide passage, can be deformed to present a projected... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20100331894 - Orthopedic screw for measuring a parameter of the muscularskeletal system: A dual-mode closed-loop measurement system (100) for capturing a transit time, phase, or frequency of energy waves propagating through a medium (122) is disclosed. A first module comprises an inductor drive circuit (102), an inductor (104), a transducer (106), and a filter (110). A second module housed in a screw... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.
20100331895 - Osteosynthetic device: The osteosynthetic device for the fixation of a bone or bone fragments has a longitudinal axis (6) and comprises a bone screw (1) with a shaft (2) bearing a thread (3), a front end (4) and a rear end (5), said thread (3) having a maximum outer diameter d; and... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100331898 - Bone anchor system: A bone anchor system anchors a support member to a bone. The bone anchor system comprises a body having a shank adapted for insertion into a hole in the bone. A head is formed on the shank. The head has a support engagement portion adapted to secure the support member... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100331896 - Device for anchoring a tissue in a bone: It is a device (1) for anchoring a tissue (2) in a bone (3), which comprises an anchor (6) extended around an axis (7), comprising a head (8) pierced with an eyelet (24) for suture threads (5) to pass through, and a body (9) for inserting and maintaining the head... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100331897 - Surgical bone anchoring device and spinal column fixation system: A bone anchoring device for a spinal column fixation system includes an anchoring part, a bearing part for mounting at least one connection element thereon and a fixing element. The connection element is adapted for fixing to at least two bone anchoring devices. The anchoring part and the bearing part... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100331899 - Surgical screw cartridge system for rapidly and accurately loading surgical screws onto a driver: A surgical screw cartridge system apparatus and method is provided wherein the cartridge has a body for storing a plurality of surgical screws. A spring-biased plunger is positioned within the body for presenting the surgical screws head first to a driver. A tab within the body prevents removal of the... Agent: Ernest E. Helms - Warn Partners, P.C.12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100324541 - System and method for calibrating a surgical instrument: A calibration system for a surgical instrument. The calibration system includes an actuator, such as a motor system and a flexible shaft. The calibration system also includes a surgical instrument actuatable by the actuator. The calibration system also include calibration data corresponding to the surgical instrument. A processor is configured... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100324543 - Method and apparatus for integrating cataract surgery with glaucoma or astigmatism surgery: A method for integrated eye surgery can include determining a cataract-target region in a lens of the eye; applying cataract-laser pulses to photodisrupt a portion of the determined cataract-target region; determining a glaucoma-target region or an astigmatism-target region in a peripheral region of the eye; and applying surgical laser pulses... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sd)
20100324542 - Method to guide a cataract procedure by corneal imaging: A method of performing a cataract procedure may include the steps of: imaging one or more corneal marks created by a corneal procedure, determining corneal location information regarding a location of a treatment region of the corneal procedure based on the imaged corneal marks, and placing laser pulses for a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sd)
20100324544 - Optical treatment system and an adjustment member therefor: The invention provides an optical treatment system comprising a first optical window (20), a light source (14), a control unit (18) for controlling the light source (14) such that optical radiation at the first optical window (20) has at least one optical parameter with a predetermined first value, and comprising... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100324545 - Hypothermia for improving rate of functional recovery following pelvic surgeries: Hypothermia significantly improves the rate of recovery of function following abdominal surgery-particularly radical prostatectomy. Prior to commencing surgery the tissues at and surrounding the site of the surgery are cooled by means of an endorectal cooling balloon inserted into the patient's rectum. The uninflated balloon is inserted and then inflated... Agent: Stefan Kirchanski
20100324546 - Cryosheath: A device, system and method for a cryoprobe which features a heating component for heating at least a proximal portion of the tip of the cryoprobe, thereby preventing damage to an adjacent portion of tissue.... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.
20100324547 - Optimizing characteristics of an electric field to increase the field's effect on proliferating cells: AC electric fields at particular frequencies and field strengths have been shown to be effective for destroying rapidly proliferating cells such as cancer cells. The effectiveness of such fields is improved when the field is sequentially switched between two or more different directions. The effectiveness of such fields can be... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department
20100324548 - Methods for control of energy delivery to multiple energy delivery devices: Embodiments of a system and method are described for delivering energy to a body of a human or animal through a plurality of energy delivery devices. In some embodiments, a plurality of energy delivery devices are coupled to a generator and the number of energy delivery devices is automatically detectable.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100324550 - Active conversion of a monopolar circuit to a bipolar circuit using impedance feedback balancing: Systems, devices, and methods for electrosurgery wherein a circuit bridge is created for a monopolar electrosurgical circuit that provides a matched impedance to load condition thereby joining the active (working) and return (reference) electrode leads into a single bipolar mode device.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20100324549 - Method and system of an electrosurgical controller with wave-shaping: An electrosurgical controller with wave-shaping. At least some embodiments are methods including generating an alternating current (AC) voltage signal within an electrosurgical controller. The generating may be by inducing an intermediate AC voltage signal on a secondary winding of a first transformer, and wave-shaping the intermediate AC voltage signal by... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation Attn: Matthew Scheele
20100324554 - Aortic valve repair: The present invention provides devices and methods for decalcifying an aortic valve. The methods and devices of the present invention break up or obliterate calcific deposits in and around the aortic valve through application or removal of heat energy from the calcific deposits.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100324551 - Laparoscopic shaft articulation by means of a rotating collar: A surgical instrument includes a handle and an elongated shaft extending distally from the handle. The elongated shaft includes a proximal portion coupled to the handle and a distal portion pivotally coupled to the proximal portion. An end effector is coupled to the distal portion of the elongated shaft and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100324552 - Methods and systems for occluding vessels during cardiac ablation incuding optional electroanatomical guidance: 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
20100324553 - Systems and methods for electrosurgical intervertebral disc replacement: The present invention provides systems and methods for selectively applying electrical energy to a target location within a patient's body, particularly including tissue in the spine. The present invention applies high frequency (RF) electrical energy to one or more electrode terminals in the presence of electrically conductive fluid or saline-rich... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation Attn: Matthew Scheele
20100324555 - Thermal barrier for suction coagulator: An electrosurgical suction coagulator includes a housing having proximal and distal ends and a substantially malleable elongated tube-like shaft extending longitudinally from the distal end of the housing. The elongated tube-like shaft includes a tube-like dielectric sheath and a tube-like electrode disposed coaxially through the tube-like dielectric sheath. The tube-like... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100324556 - Fixation system, an intramedullary fixation assembly and method of use: An intramedullary fixation assembly for bone fusion includes a first member positioned at a proximal end of the intramedullary fixation assembly, and a second member positioned at a distal end of the, intramedullary fixation assembly. The first member is slideably coupled to the second member and provides for an interference... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20100324557 - Minimal access occipital plate: A bone plate for securing a spinal fixation element to bone includes a base portion having a top face, a rod receiving portion and a bone anchor receiving portion. The bone anchor receiving portion includes a plurality of angled holes for receiving bone screws. At least one of the screw... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100324559 - Adjustable bone plate: The invention pertains to adjustable bone plates which comprise one or more sets of first members and second members. The first members and second members are releaseably secured to each other by attachment means and locking means, and two or more set of first members and second members are connected... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20100324558 - Method and apparatus for securing an object to bone and/or for stabilizing bone: A surgical system for stabilizing a first bone segment to a second bone segment, the system comprising a plate having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is configured to be secured to the first bone segment and the second end is configured to be secured... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio
20100324560 - Boring instrument guiding device and boring assembly: A boring instrument guiding device which is used to guide a boring instrument that forms a pilot hole for embedding a pedicle screw in a vertebral pedicle includes a reference pin 3 which is used as a reference by being inserted into the vertebral arch from the rear to the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100324562 - Broaching punch and method of forming bone tunnels: A device and method for forming bone tunnels. The device has a conical tip with a spiral cutting edge intended to be pushed into the bone. After penetrating the bone to the desired depth the device is able to be rotated back out of the tunnel without excessive strain on... Agent: Gene Warzecha Linvatec Corporation
20100324561 - Method and device for carrying out a percrestale sinus lift: The invention relates to a method for carrying out a percrestale sinus lift, wherein a bore channel is created with the aid of a boring, milling and/or hammering method, the Schneider membrane is lifted from the jaw bone using a flowable medium that is supplied via the opened bore channel,... Agent: Joyce Von Natzmer Pequignot + Myers LLC
20100324609 - Single action anti-torque rod reducer: Provided is a novel rod reducing device for use in spinal fixation procedures. The device is capable with a single action of securely grasping the head of a bone screw while reducing a connecting rod into the head of the bone screw and while in position on the bone screw... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100324610 - Spinal derotation instruments and methods: Derotation instrument assemblies and systems are provided to facilitate positioning one or more vertebrae of a spinal column into a desired alignment. The instrument assemblies and systems include implant holders engageable to respective implants engaged to vertebrae of the spinal column, transverse bridges to connect implant holders associated with a... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100324563 - Midline referencing femoral sizing caliper: A sizing caliper for determining the optimum size of a femoral component of a knee prosthesis includes a caliper body, a drill guide body, a stylus tower and a graduated stylus slidably coupled to the stylus tower. The caliper body, the drill guide body and the stylus tower are slidably... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20100324564 - Particles, grains or granules for the treatment of an injured vertebra: A method is provided for treatment of a condition including at least one weakened vertebra or one compression fracture of a vertebra, wherein in at least one embodiment, the vertebra is injected by vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty with particles, grains or granules or a mixture thereof, or an implant suspension including... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100324565 - Middle ear reconstruction process and apparatus for performing the process: Erosion of elements of the ossicular chain in the middle ear, resulting in hearing loss, is corrected by creating a bridge between the eroded elements, employing a bone cement formed as a paste of a self-hardening material, which is molded into an elongated bridge, secured at its two ends to... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100324566 - Drill-tap-screw drill guide: A surgical drill guide for use with a bone plate having fastener holes oriented at predetermined angles with respect to the plate, the surgical drill guide having at least one alignment drill guiding barrel that is aligned with the respective fastener holes in the bone plate for drilling the holes... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
20100324567 - Coaxial guide catheter for interventional cardiology procedures: A coaxial guide catheter to be passed through guide catheter having a first lumen, for use with interventional cardiology devices that are insertable into a branch artery that branches off from a main artery. The coaxial guide catheter is extended through the lumen of the guide catheter and beyond the... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100324568 - Method to assist in cesarean section: A method to allow an easy delivery of a fetus during a Cesarean Section when the fetal head is deeply wedged in the female pelvic cavity using a unique surgical device. The device consists of inflatable portion to lift the fetal head, the inflatable portion being attached to a foldable... Agent: Stanley H. Kremen
20100324570 - Introducer for therapy delivery elements: The disclosure describes an introducer for facilitating implantation of therapy elements into a patient. The introducer has an elongated body that defines a lumen for advancement of a therapy element to an implant site, and includes a curved portion medially located between substantially straight proximal and distal portions. As an... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20100324569 - Suture sleeve and a method for positioning a suture sleeve and a lead in relation to each other: A suture sleeve has a tubular body of an elastic material which is adapted to be positioned in a human or animal body and is provided with a through bore to allow introducing of a lead or other elongated and flexible body into the bore for implantation of the lead... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100324571 - Non-invasive electric hair-taking apparatus: The present invention discloses a non-invasive electric hair-taking apparatus comprising a shell (2) and a cover (3) connected with each other by a latch (13) to form a handle (14); a step (15) being arranged at the front end of the handle (14). Said shell (2) is comprised of a... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.
20100324572 - Endolumenal restriction method and apparatus: An apparatus and method for non-surgically creating a restriction in a tissue is provided where a binding mechanism (36) is inserted into the issue. This invention also relates to an apparatus for creating a stoma of variable and reproducible size in a hollow organ.... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100324573 - Surgical closure instrument and methods: Surgical instruments, guides, and methods for closure of fascia and other tissue sites are disclosed. A suture passer guide comprises an elongate body with first and second passages for guiding a suture passer. The long axes of the elongate body, the first passage, and the second passage, preferably lie in... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100324574 - Bead for stitching, vacuum cap for suction internal organ and apparatus for stitching internal organ using the same: A bead for stitching, a vacuum cap for suction-holding an internal organ, and an apparatus for stitching an internal organ using the vacuum cap are disclosed. The bead includes a through hole which is formed vertically through the bead so that a stitching fiber passes through the bead. At least... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100324575 - Surgical repair kit and its method of use: A suture passer comprises a longitudinally extending hollow cannula having a central passage slidingly receivable of a surgical suture; a manually graspable handle connected to the hollow cannula for manipulation thereof, the handle having an upper surface; first guide means, connected to the upper surface of the handle, proximate a... Agent: Imds, Inc.
20100324576 - Plaque removal device with rotatable cutting element: An elongate tubular body with a rotatable cutting element is provided. An opening is provided near the distal end of the tubular body, and the cutting element may be partially exposed through the opening. The cutting element is configured to remove plaque from the wall of a body lumen. A... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20100324579 - Instrument with a covered bore for subcutaneous implantation: An instrument with a covered bore for subcutaneous implantation is provided. An incising body defines a non-circular coaxial bore and includes a sharpened cutting edge that extends from a bottom distal end beyond the opening of the coaxial bore and an attachment point at a top distal end. A plunger... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100324578 - Instrument with a two-part plunger for subcutaneous implantation: An instrument with a two-part plunger for subcutaneous implantation is provided. An incising body defines a non-circular coaxial bore and includes a cutting edge formed on a distal end. A two-part plunger is non-fixedly contained within the coaxial bore and includes a tongue blade assembly and a plunger assembly. The... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100324577 - Scalpel handle: The present invention relates to a contoured scalpel handle. The contoured shape of the handle provides for increased contact area with the user's hand using a larger diameter central portion and a smaller diameter trough. The generally circular cross-section allows rotation of the angle of the blade relative to the... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20100324581 - Torsional ultrasound hand piece that eliminates chatter: A torsional ultrasound surgical hand piece lessens or eliminates chatter from lens material by imparting a twisting, rotary motion to a tip of a phacoemulsification needle at a resonant frequency in excess of 32 kHz. The hand piece has a horn that is designed to operate at an elevated frequency... Agent: Alcon
20100324580 - Ultrasound surgical apparatus and calibration method therefor: An ultrasound surgical apparatus includes a handpiece which includes a probe provided with a proximal end portion mechanically coupled to an ultrasound transducer and a distal end portion used for treatment of a living tissue; a drive portion which outputs a drive signal; a detection portion which detects, in the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100324582 - Lancing devices: A lancet device includes a main body in which is located a lancet drive shaft 20 having a lancet holder 22 at its front end. A front housing flap 12 is hinged to the front of the main body portion and opens to allow insertion/withdrawal of a lancet. A multi-function... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100324583 - Surgical instrument: The present disclosure relates to a surgical instrument with a main part with a first punching means and a part movable relative thereto, with a handle arranged on the main part, which includes a stationary grip and a grip which can actuate the movable part, wherein the movable part is... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100324584 - Medical device fixation anchor having improved compaction and delivery: A medical fixation device having a device attachment portion, a compression bearing portion and a barb portion. The barb portion is separated from a device constraining means by the incorporation of the compression bearing portion.... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
20100324585 - Medical device for modification of left atrial appendage and related systems and methods: Devices, methods and systems are provided for occluding an opening within the tissue of a body, such as a left atrial appendage. In one embodiment, a system for use in occluding an opening in the tissue of a body includes a handle, a catheter coupled with the handle and a... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100324586 - Medical device for modification of left atrial appendage and related systems and methods: Devices, methods and systems are provided for occluding an opening within the tissue of a body, such as a left atrial appendage. In one embodiment, a system for use in occluding an opening in the tissue of a body includes a handle, a catheter coupled with the handle and a... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100324587 - Medical device for modification of left atrial appendage and related systems and methods: Devices, methods and systems are provided for occluding an opening within the tissue of a body, such as a left atrial appendage. In one embodiment, a system for use in occluding an opening in the tissue of a body includes a handle, a catheter coupled with the handle and a... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100324588 - Medical device for modification of left atrial appendage and related systems and methods: Devices, methods and systems are provided for occluding an opening within the tissue of a body, such as a left atrial appendage. In one embodiment, a system for use in occluding an opening in the tissue of a body includes a handle, a catheter coupled with the handle and a... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100324591 - Blood clot removal device, system, and method: A blood clot removal device for removing blood clots from the vascular system of a patient is implantable in the patient's body. The blood clot removal device comprises a blood flow passageway, a filter provided in the blood flow passageway for filtering blood clots, and a cleaning device for cleaning... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100324589 - Embolic deflection device: There is disclosed a porous emboli deflector for preventing cerebral emboli while maintaining cerebral blood flow during an endovascular or open surgical procedure. The device prevents the entrance of emboli of a size able to cause stroke (such as greater than 100 microns) from entering either the right or left... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100324590 - Methods for maintaining a filtering device within a lumen: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a method of filtering blood flow in a lumen by positioning an open loop filter support structure within a lumen; maintaining a position of the open loop filter support structure within the lumen using radial force generated by the open... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100324592 - Suture-tying forceps: A suture-tying forceps which are generally used in surgical operations. The suture-tying forceps comprises a forceps part, a body part and an adjusting part, with the forceps part consisting of an upper jaw part and a lower jaw part which have two through holes being connected through an internal tunnel... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100324593 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument with a shaft on whose distal end a tool is positioned and on whose proximal end a handle is positioned consisting of at least two gripping members, such that the tool can be actuated by a gripping member of the handle that is moveably configured and such... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100324594 - Device for cosmetic treatment of hairy body parts: The present invention relates to a device (1) for cosmetic treatment of hairy body parts, such as eyebrows, comprising a pair of tweezers (2), having a couple of flexible arms (2′, 2″) connected to each other at an end; characterised in that said device (1) further comprises at least one... Agent: Hedman & Costigan, P.C.
20100324595 - Devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening: A medical system for treating an internal tissue opening can include a closure device and associated delivery device. The closure device can include a body portion operatively associated with a first anchor and a second anchor. The body portion can include a plurality of segments defining a multi-cellular structure. The... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100324597 - Crimping and cutting device: A method and apparatus for securing and cutting suture material is disclosed. Suture material is preferably threaded through a ferrule in the crimping and cutting device which includes a hammer head slidable within a tip of the device for crimping the ferrule and trapping the suture material therein. The tip... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100324596 - Method for anchoring suture and approximating tissue: An elastically curved suture anchor is resiliently straightened and delivered into tissue by a needle. When the needle is withdrawn, resumption of the curvature provides leverage for anchor rotation as the attached suture is pulled to fasten the anchor within the tissue. A fin at the proximal end of the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Neotract
20100324598 - Multi element biased suture clip: A suture clamp comprising a plurality of elements positioned together in a row, each element of the plurality of elements having a lower portion separated from an upper portion by a flexible neck, each element of the plurality of elements including a slot having an outwardly facing opening, the slots... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20100324599 - Revision connector for spinal constructs: An extender system is configured to couple a vertebral bone anchor that has been previously implanted in a vertebra, or is newly implantable in a vertebra, to an adjacent bone, which can be an additional spinal level or an occiput, for example. The extender system includes an extension member having... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100324600 - Unidirectional rotatory pedicle screw and spinal deformity correction device for correction of spinal deformity in growing children: A scoliosis correction device includes a first fixed anchor that is adapted to be secured to be secured to a vertebra of a spine and a second fixed anchor that is adapted to be secured to be secured to a vertebra of a spine. A rotatory anchor includes a head... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100324601 - Methods and devices for treating a multi-level spinal deformity: The present application discloses methods for treating a multi-level spinal deformity. The methods may include inserting a tether in a minimally-invasive manner through an entrance incision. The tether is moved along the spine and positioned to reduce and/or eliminate the deformity. Once the tether is positioned along the spine, the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100324602 - Expanded fixation of bones: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for expanded bone fixation with bone plates. A bone plate and an extension plate may be provided. The bone plate may be secured to a proximal portion of a humerus and overlapping the greater tuberosity of the humerus using fasteners received in openings defined... Agent: James R. Abney Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20100324603 - System for rib fixation: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for fixing ribs with bone plates.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100324604 - Device for osteosynthesis: A device for osteosynthesis that includes a fixation element having at least one through hole designed to receive a pivotable bushing for a bone screw. The through hole having a central axis and a cross-section extending orthogonally to the central axis defined by two incomplete semicircles connected to each other... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100324605 - Polymer compositions and devices: High strength bioresorbable polymers suitable for orthopaedic applications comprising sulphonyl diphenol, hydroxybenzoic acid and dicarboxylic acid.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc. Diana Houston
20100324606 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws, zero-profile horizontal intervertebral miniplates, total intervertebral body fusion devices, and posterior motion-calibrating interarticulating joint stapling device for spinal fusion: An apparatus and method for joining members together using a self-drilling screw apparatus or stapling apparatus are disclosed. The screw apparatus includes a worm drive screw, a spur gear and superior and inferior screws which turn simultaneously in a bi-directional manner. A rotating mechanism drives the first and second screw... Agent: DreschIPLaw, PLLC
20100324607 - Pedicle screw with expansion anchor sleeve: A bone anchor for use in conjunction with orthopedic spinal fixation comprising a pedicle screw having a threaded proximal tip for threaded insertion into a hole prepared into a vertebral body through the pedicle of the vertebra from the posterior approach. The shank of the anchor is of smaller diameter... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig
20100324608 - Graft protection mesh and fixation technique: A three-dimensional mesh or screen in the shape of a simple flat piece of material that can be provided adjacent the graft (i.e., in between graft bundles, or around the graft, or between the graft and the fixation device) for improved strength and structural support for graft fixation. The mesh... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100318073 - Apparatus for ophthalmic laser surgery: An apparatus for ophthalmic laser surgery comprises a source (28) for a pulsed femtosecond laser beam, a telescope (32) expanding the laser beam, a scanner (36) downstream of the telescope, for deflecting the laser beam in a plane perpendicular to the beam path, and also an f-theta objective (44) downstream... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100318074 - Ophthalmic endoillumination using low-power laser light: An ophthalmic surgical system includes a laser light source having a laser treatment mode and an illumination mode. The laser treatment mode has a first power, and the illumination mode has a second power less than the first power. The ophthalmic surgical console also includes focusing optics operable to optically... Agent: Alcon
20100318075 - Cryotherapy method for detecting and treating vulnerable plaque: Methods, apparatus, and kits detect and/or treat vulnerable plaque of a blood vessel. A temperature differential can be sensed along a lumen surface with temperature sensors on a balloon filled with warm gas. Treatment methods include controlled and safe cryogenic cooling of vulnerable plaque to inhibit release of retained fluid... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100318076 - Method for rejuvenating and tightening human skin utilizing a cryogenic applicator: A method for tightening and rejuvenating skin utilizing a cryogenic applicator, which includes the steps of holding a handle of a barrel of the cryogenic applicator in a hand, fluidly communicating the barrel with a source of a biocompatible non-toxic cryogenic fluid to supply the biocompatible non-toxic cryogenic fluid through... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100318077 - Selective conductive interstitial thermal therapy device: An apparatus and method for thermally destroying tumors. A tip has a plurality of deployable thermal conductive elements whose temperatures are individually controllable. This allows the shape of the thermal field to be controlled and for specific areas to be protected from excessive heat by cooling those specific areas while... Agent: Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP
20100318078 - Reinforced high strength microwave antenna: High-strength microwave antenna assemblies and methods of use are described herein. The microwave antenna has a radiating portion connected by a feedline to a power generating source, e.g., a generator. Proximal and distal radiating portions of the antenna assembly are separated by a junction member. A reinforcing member is disposed... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100318079 - Transformer for rf voltage sensing: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes a multiple-secondary transformer configured for sensing voltage. The multiple-secondary transformer includes a primary winding coupled to an active terminal and a return terminal of the electrosurgical system and a plurality of secondary windings. Each of the secondary windings is configured to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100318080 - Circuit for controlling arc energy from an electrosurgical generator: A circuit is disclosed which minimizes the amount of tissue vaporized during a first half (positive half cycle) of an electrosurgical current cycle and minimizes the amount of current applied to tissue during a second half (negative half cycle) of the electrosurgical current cycle to control thermal spread. The circuit... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100318083 - Electrosurgical system and method for sterilizing chronic wound tissue: An electrosurgical method for sterilizing chronic wound tissue, comprising: positioning an active electrode in proximity to the chronic wound tissue; delivering an electrically conductive fluid proximate the active electrode; and applying a high frequency voltage between the active electrode and a return electrode in the presence of the electrically conductive... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation Attn: Matthew Scheele
20100318081 - High-frequency surgical apparatus and high-frequency surgical method for closure of patent foramen ovale: A high-frequency surgical apparatus for treating patent foramen ovale in a heart includes a flexible probe which has such a length as to allow the probe to be placed in the patent foramen ovale by passing through the blood vessel; an electrode section which, being placed at a distal end... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100318082 - Nanosecond pulsed electric field parameters for destroying tumors with a single treatment: Nanosecond pulsed electric field (nsPEF) parameters for destroying tumors with a single treatment are described. A nsPEF generator may be used with an electrode assembly to apply the pulses to one or more tumors where the parameters for the nsPEF are optimized for treating such tumors.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100318084 - External fixation apparatus with adjustable pin clamping means: An external fixation device for holding bone fragments in place includes a housing having a number of rotationally adjustable pin holders, each of which is held by a clamping member that simultaneously clamps the pin holder within an internal mounting surface of the housing and a bone pin within the... Agent: Ronald V. Davidge
20100318085 - Internal fixation devices: The present disclosure relates to an internal fixation device including an interface portion, a polymer material coupled to the interface portion, wherein the polymer material includes at least one feature on a surface of the polymer material, and means for allowing adequate expansion of the polymer material on each side... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100318086 - Method and apparatus for treating periprosthetic fractures of the distal femur: A medical device is provided for attachment to a patient's femur to treat a fracture in the distal region of the femur, in a patient with an artificial knee joint. The apparatus includes first and second elongate plates for attaching to the femur at the location of the fracture. The... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20100318087 - Systems and methods for forming a cavity in cancellous bone: A cavity creating device having a cavity creating axis is introduced through a percutaneous access path into a cancellous bone volume, e.g., within a vertebral body. The cavity creating device is manipulated to form a cavity in the cancellous bone volume. The manipulation includes deflecting the cavity creating device along... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100318138 - Surgical tool and method: A medical device and method. The medical device includes a handle portion, a shank portion, a guide channel and a flexible guide device. The shank portion has a non-linear portion adjacent a distal end. The device is useful in performing medical procedures in the pre-sacral area of a human patient.... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20100318139 - Method and apparatus for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using transosseous tunnels: There is provided a device for use in making an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair comprising an awl having a gripping portion and a shaft for transmitting force to a hooked bone-penetrating portion for forming bone tunnels, the bone-penetrating portion having a sharp tip. The awl may also function as a... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20100318088 - Methods and devices for deploying biological implants: Methods and devices for deploying biological implants are disclosed. The biological implants can include orthopedic, multi-component ankle implants. The target site can be prepared by fixing a rigid, alignable guide or jig with saw holes to the bone(s). Saws configured to fit through the saw holes can then be inserted... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100318090 - Linked tibial resection guide: An improved resection guide and method using same are disclosed. The guide is preferably utilized in resecting the tibia during either a single or double unicondylar type procedure. Preferably, the guide allows for linked resection of the tibia while also being capable of conforming to many different patient sizes. This... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100318089 - Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection: Various method and apparatuses may be used to perform a procedure, such as a resection of a portion of the anatomy for preparation of the implants of a prosthetic. Various resecting member, including saw blades having selected geometries and shapes, can be used to assist in the resection of an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100318091 - Plasticized material, delivery device and method for filling a bone cavity and including both foam plastic spray and injected liquid pellets and for promoting bone growth and adhesion: An artificial material, kit and process for filling a three dimensional cavity associated with a damaged or diseased bone and including a body composed of a cellular material including either a foam plastic spray or a syringe holding a plurality of liquid pellets and filling a preconditioned area associated with... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100318092 - Instruments for installing multi-section intervertebral spinal implants: Instruments are provided for delivering and installing a multi-section spinal implant in-situ one section at a time by sequential deployment and assembling of the multi-section spinal implant sections into an intervertebral space. An advancement mechanism provides controlled deployment of individual implant sections from the instrument. Each instrument accepts a plurality... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates
20100318093 - Surgical power tool and actuation assembly therefor: A surgical power tool has an actuation assembly for the actuation-force-dependent control of the tool. The actuation assembly comprises a force sensor configured to sense the actuation force and a carrier component for the force sensor which is arranged upstream of the force sensor in a direction of force application... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100318095 - Anesthesia conduction catheter for delivery of electrical stimulus: A catheter is comprised of a flexible cylindrical tube defining a proximal portion and a distal portion terminating in a distal tip. The tube has a plurality of openings formed therethrough to form a diffusion area. The catheter includes a conductive end cap enclosing a distal tip. A flexible conductive... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100318094 - Guide tube having balloons for puncture: A guide tube equipped with a balloon for puncture, includes a main body tube 1 equipped with a balloon 2 on its tip end-side surface, the tube 1 having a main lumen 5 for insertion of an endoscope, which penetrates from the rear end to the tip end, and a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100318096 - Obstetrical vacuum extractor with over-traction release: A vacuum extractor for obstetrical use comprises a vacuum cup at one end of an elongated stem having a handle at the opposite end. The vacuum cup is sealed over a portion of the head of the fetus and a vacuum source, usually operating through the stem, connects to the... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100318097 - Acute stroke revascularization/recanalization systems processes and products thereby: An acute stroke recanalization system and processes include catheter-based improved reconstrainable or tethered neurological devices which are deliverable through highly constricted and tortuous vessels, crossing the zone associated with subject thrombi/emboli, where deployment impacts, addresses or bridges the embolus, compacting the same into luminal walls which enables perfusion and lysis... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100318098 - Systems and methods for implanting medical devices: Methods and instruments forming a tissue pathway between the first and second skin incisions to draw a permanent or temporary elongated medical device or implant, e.g., a medical electrical lead, through the tissue pathway are disclosed. A tunneling instrument comprises an elongated sleeve and a needle that are mounted together... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20100318101 - Coupling structure of surgical instrument: Disclosed is a coupling structure of surgical instrument. The coupling structure for a surgical instrument comprises a housing and a plurality of disc shaped driving wheels disposed in the housing, wherein the driving wheels are stacked along a driving axis that passes through the driving wheels, and are supplied with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100318100 - Medical system: A medical system includes an insertion slave apparatus to be inserted into a body, a treatment slave apparatus to be inserted into the body together with the insertion slave apparatus to treat an object, an insertion master portion having a similar figure to the insertion slave apparatus and including a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100318099 - Virtual measurement tool for minimally invasive surgery: Robotic and/or measurement devices, systems, and methods for telesurgical and other applications employ input devices operatively coupled to tools so as to allow a system user to manipulate tissues and other structures being measured. The system may make use of three dimensional position information from stereoscopic images. Two or more... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100318102 - Needle holder with integrated scissors for microsurgery: A needle holder with integrated scissors for microsurgery is disclosed, which comprises a pair of elongated arms, and a pivot means. Each of the elongated arms includes: a clamping part disposed at a first end of the elongated arm, and having a clamping surface; a holding part disposed at a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100318103 - Integrated double clips applier with division device for clamping clips: The present invention relates to a clip applier for clipping and dividing blood vessels, including: a handle; a first jaw unit; and a second jaw unit. The clip applier of the present invention can bring up two ligating clips at the same time with the first jaw unit and the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100318104 - Surgical forceps for applying an aneurysm clip: In a surgical forceps comprising two rotatably connected forceps parts which are preloaded into a first forceps end position, a locking arm, one end of which is mounted to the first forceps part and the other end of which is slidably guided on the second forceps part, and a locking... Agent: Walter A. Hackler
20100318105 - A device for dispensing, looping and tying ligatures: A device for dispensing, looping and tying ligature comprising a housing, a spool, a cannula, a lock-unlock mechanism and a snare. The housing is configured to house the spool having surgical or non surgical thread/cord wound thereon in a plurality of turns. The spool is mounted rotatably and removably in... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100318106 - Suture loop isometer: A suture loop isometer includes an elongated body; a first loop provided at one end of the elongated body; a T-bar provided at an opposite end of the elongated body; at least one leg extended from one end of the T-bar; and a second loop provided at an end of... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100318108 - Composite mesh devices and methods for soft tissue repair: A composite implantable device for promoting tissue ingrowth therein comprising a biodurable reticulated elastomeric matrix having a three-dimensional porous structure having a continueous network of interconnected and intercommunicating open pores and a support structure is disclosed. The support structure may be a polymeric surgical mesh comprising a plurality of intersecting... Agent: King & Spalding
20100318107 - Tissue repair method and kit: A method for tissue repair including providing a kit including a mesh placer, mesh stitcher and mesh tacker, placing the mesh at a tissue repair site with the mesh placer, holding the mesh in place with the mesh placer, and fastening the mesh to tissue with at least one of... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.
20100318109 - Prosthesis for anastomosis: Prosthetic devices are provided that are used in end-to-side, end-to-end, and side-to-side anastomosis without clamping and sutureless, or with clamping and sutureless, where the graft is inserted in at least one of the intraluminal parts of the tubular member of the prosthesis, and is everted and coated, being previously fixed... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100318110 - Cannula and device for liquid jet irrigation of bone: A cannula (1) comprising a central axis (2), a front end (3) and a through channel (5) coaxial or parallel to said central axis (2) and defining a peripheral wall (12) of said cannula (1), wherein A) said cannula (1) further comprises at least two perforations (8) penetrating said peripheral... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100318111 - Patient's skin puncturing device: A patient's skin puncturing device according to the present invention is built of a body (1) and of seated therein a pricking needle assembly (3) and of a push-button (5) arranged in the upper portion of the body (1). Between the push-button (5) and the pricking needle assembly (3) at... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20100318112 - Obturator tips: A trocar assembly for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes a cannula subassembly and an obturator subassembly. The obturator assembly includes an obturator shaft member defining a longitudinal axis and an obturator tip configured to be removable from the obturator shaft member or, alternatively, constructed with the obturator member... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100318113 - Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers: A dilatation balloon and catheter for insertion into a bodily conduit. The catheter (10) includes shaft (12) and a dilatation balloon (24) at the distal end of the shaft. The balloon is inflated via a central lumen (14) in the shaft for delivery of a fluid inflation media. The balloon... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100318114 - Venous modulation of collateral perfusion of cerebral ischemia: A patient in whom blood diversion due to cerebral venous steal is present, and abolishment of the cerebral venous steal is indicated, is treated by increasing the cerebral venous pressure in the patient. This increase in cerebral venous pressure restores the collapsed cerebral vasculature, thereby increasing cerebral blood flow. The... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100318116 - drainage device comprising a filter cleaning device: An implantable drainage device is provided. The device is adapted to move body fluid from one part of the body of a patient to another part of the body. The invention also extends to a filter adapted to filter particles from a drained fluid.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100318117 - Blood clot removal device, system, and method: A blood clot removal device for removing blood clots from the vascular system of a patient is implantable in the patient's body. The blood clot removal device comprises a blood flow passageway to be connected to the patient's vascular system to allow circulation of the patient's blood through the blood... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100318115 - Tubular filter: A filter to be placed in a flow of blood through a vessel. The filter includes a hub disposed along a longitudinal axis and a plurality of anchor members extending from the hub. Each anchor member includes either a cranial extension or a caudal extension at a distal end thereof.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
20100318118 - Drainage device comprising an active filter: An implantable drainage device is provided. The device is adapted to move body fluid from one part of the body of a patient to another part of the body. The invention also extends to a filter adapted to filter particles from a drained fluid.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100318119 - Biopsy forceps assemblies: Embodiments of the invention include devices for obtaining tissue including a proximal actuator and a distal assembly having first and second end effectors. The first and second end effectors include the features of at least one element within the inner surface either of the first and second end effectors for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100318121 - Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue: This invention generally relates to devices and methods for repairing an aperture in biological tissue. In certain embodiments the invention provides as system for closing an aperture in a biological tissue including a handle, an elongate shaft connected to the handle, a deployment scaffold connected to the shaft, in which... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20100318120 - Hemostatic material and delivery device: A hemostatic material, production method, delivery method, and apparatus are disclosed. The hemostatic material includes a peptide that preferentially selects exposed endothelial cells for bonding. The peptide is conjugated with a hemostatic agent (e.g., chitosan) to produce a peptide conjugated hemostatic agent. The peptide conjugated hemostatic agent is suspended in... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.
20100318123 - Continuous method anastomosis using self-retaining sutures: An anastomosis procedure utilizes a self-retaining suture to secure one vessel to another vessel. A single self-retaining suture is deployed in a continuous pattern around the interface between the vessels. The self-retaining suture has tissue-grasping surface features which allow passage of the suture in one direction through tissue, but not... Agent: Angiotech
20100318122 - Multiple suture thread configuration with an intermediate connector: A suture system has a plurality of barbed sutures each with a plurality of barbs and a body connector that connects said plurality of barbed sutures. The sutures can move relative to the body connector. The body connector can retain tissue.... Agent: Angiotech
20100318124 - Subcutaneous sinusoidal wound closure utilizing one-way suture: Subcutaneous sinusoidal wound-closure techniques use one-way sutures. The one-way sutures have 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 deployed along a curvilinear path which passes alternately through subcutaneous tissue... Agent: Angiotech
20100318125 - Anchor device for knot-free attachment of tissue to a bone: An anchor device serves for knot-free attachment of a tissue to a bone by means of at least one suture threaded through that anchor device. The device comprises an anchor body and a transverse bore for receiving a suture passing through said anchor body in a distal end region. The... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100318126 - Line lock threading systems and methods: A line lock includes a body at least partially bounding a plurality of passageways such that a suture can only be drawn through the passageways along one direction. The suture may be inserted through the passageways through the use of a cartridge designed to contain the line lock. Threaders may... Agent: Imds, Inc.
20100318128 - Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement: A spinal implant device includes a spacer region and an attachment region. The spacer region is adapted to be positioned between first and second spinous processes of first and second vertebral bodies to limit movement of the first spinous process and the second spinous process toward one another. The attachment... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100318127 - Interspinous implant and methods of use: Vertebral implants sized to be inserted into a patient and positioned in an interspinous space. The implants may include a body and a pair of wings that extend outward beyond a first side of the body. The implants are sized and configured for the body to be positioned in the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100318129 - Deformity alignment system with reactive force balancing: Systems and methods for controlling a rotational effect on stabilizing vertebrae during and/or after deformity correction by directing reactive forces toward, on opposite sides of, and/or relatively closer to the transverse centers of rotation of the stabilizing vertebrae.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (
20100318130 - Flexible rod assembly for spinal fixation: A flexible spinal fixation rod assembly that provides relatively stiff bending compliance provided by a core rod or tube that is connected to surrounding spring and associated couplings in such a way that when the core rod is bent, the spring extends and the associated couplings move away from each... Agent: Arthur L. Lessler
20100318131 - Devices and methods for adding an additional level of fixation to an existing construct: A method and assembly is provided for linking an additional vertebral construct to an existing spinal construct having at least two bone screws engaged to corresponding vertebrae and connected by a connecting member. The assembly includes a fastener configured to engage a bone screw of the existing construct and to... Agent: Hoffman And Baron, LLP
20100318132 - Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies: Systems and methods are provided that include a plate member engageable to the spinal column with an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a coupling member having a post extending through at least one opening of the plate member and an anchor member pivotally captured in a receiver member of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100318133 - Device to protect adjacent stages of a spinal segment: The device for protecting adjacent stages Vc of a spinal segment Sr of a vertebral column previously instrumented by an osteosynthesis device (1) is constituted of fixation elements (110) formed of connectors (111) immobilized in translation and in rotation on the corresponding connection rod (4) of osteosynthesis device (1), a... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100318134 - System and method for performing percutaneous spinal interbody fusion: A method of performing percutaneous interbody spinal fusion on adjacent vertebrae in a patient including the steps of: creating an access opening on the patient, the access opening being less than 10 mm wide, using indirect visualization: establishing a surgical path through the access opening via neural monitoring, creating a... Agent: Skaar Ulbrich Macari, P.A.
20100318135 - Bone anchoring device: A bone anchoring device includes a receiving part for receiving a rod, the receiving part has a first bore coaxial with a longitudinal axis and a second bore, and an anchoring element having a first end for insertion into the bone and a second end positionable within a second bore,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100318136 - Polyaxial bone screw assembly: A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an upper head portion with a mating segment and a first partial spherical surface, a retainer structure being mateable with the mating segment of the upper head portion, the retainer structure having a second partial spherical surface such that... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon
20100318137 - Internal cable fixator: A cable fixation device comprises a clamp including a head portion and a body portion along with a lumen extending therethrough. The head portion is removably coupleable with an actuating mechanism. The lumen is sized and shaped to slidably accommodate a cable in combination with a clamping ring including a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100312231 - A method and a system for laser photoablation within a lens: The present invention provides a method for ablating a presbyopic lens for restoring accommodation in human eye and a system thereof wherein a laser beam is directed obliquely to carry out multiple photoablations in circular way within the lens behind the iris and preferably near the edge or equator of... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100312232 - Capsulotomy repair device and method for capsulotomy repair: Various embodiments of a capsulotomy repair device include a resistive-heating element comprising an electrically resistive, superelastic wire forming a loop between first and second ends of the superelastic wire. The first and second ends of the loop may at least partially extend at an angle from a planar face defined... Agent: Alcon
20100312238 - Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has a pair of pivotable juxtaposed jaw members and a locking mechanism operatively associated with a second of the jaw members. The locking mechanism has a first position engaged with the second jaw member for preventing movement of the second jaw member between an axially aligned... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100312237 - Electrosurgical device for restricting loss of blood during surgery: A device for restricting the loss of blood during a surgical procedure is disclosed. The device generates localized heating in an organ or volume of tissue and includes an applicator that is positioned against an organ or tissue to be treated, an array of retractable needles that deliver irradiating energy... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20100312234 - Fan-beam microwave horn for bloodless resection: A handheld microwave waveguide provides a planar microwave beam for rapid coagulation of a strip of tissue in an organ providing a barrier against blood loss during resection operations.... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20100312233 - Radio-frequency treatment of skin tissue with shock-free handpiece: RF energy for skin conditioning with a non-ablative electrode is applied with a handpiece incorporating means to prevent electrical shock to the patient when the energized electrode surface makes or breaks contact with the skin. In a preferred embodiment, switch means are incorporated in the handpiece and configured such that... Agent: Jack Oisher
20100312236 - Removable intracardiac rf device: The present invention provides systems and methods for occluding or closing a patent foramen ovale of a patient (PFO). The invention includes a catheter carrying an energy delivery element. The catheter introduces the energy delivery element into the patent foramen ovale of a patient's heart. Once appropriately positioned, the energy... Agent: Nmt Medical, Inc
20100312235 - Vessel sealing system using capacitive rf dielectric heating: An electrosurgical system for sealing vessels using capacitive (RF) dielectric heating and a method thereof are provided. The system includes an electrosurgical instrument having an end effector with parallel plate electrodes that will clamp onto a vessel and maintain a specified gap distance; however, the electrodes will be coated with... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100312239 - Hf surgical testing device: A high-frequency surgical testing device for testing a neutral electrode during treatment, particularly during monopolar coagulation of biological tissue using a high-frequency current. The neutral electrode includes at least one first electrically conductive electrode segment having a first cable for connecting to a high-frequency generator, and a second electrically conductive... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100312240 - Scissor tip for bipolar high frequency endoscope: A bipolar scissor for cutting and coagulating tissue includes a first blade having a first cutting edge and a first shearing blade surface and a second blade having a second cutting edge and a second shearing blade surface. Additionally, one of the first and second blades may include a non-conductive... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100312241 - Implementation of light sources with electocautery units: An electrocautery unit includes a light source that may be molded to the electrocautery tip during the manufacturing process. The light source may be chosen by the manufacturer that will work with the electrical system used to power the electrocautery. The light source may be monopolor (on demand lighting when... Agent: Jerry Martin Erickson Jr.
20100312242 - System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing: An electrosurgical system for sealing tissue is disclosed that includes an electrosurgical forceps. The forceps includes a drive rod and an end effector assembly coupled to the drive rod at a distal end thereof. The end effector assembly includes jaw members wherein longitudinal reciprocation of the drive rod moves the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100312243 - External fixator ring: The present disclosure provides an external fixation strut for an external fixation device having a ball joints that can be attached to the outer or inner surface of the ring and locked to increase overall stability of the external fixation device. Some embodiments of the fixation strut include a first... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100312245 - Bone screw system and method for the fixation of bone fractures: An bone screw with comprising a sleeve, a shaft reciprocally received within the sleeve, and a compressive device is disclosed. The bone screw may be extended, placing a fracture in tension, after insertion into a bone and then retained in place by a setscrew that is retained by an intramedullary... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100312244 - Intramedullary device assembly and associated method: An intramedullary device for repairing defects of a bone is provided. The intramedullary device is configured to be inserted into the medullary canal of a bone and includes a stud protruding from the end. The stud includes a portion that is tapered from a first cross-sectional area to a second... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100312290 - Bone blocks and methods for inserting bone blocks into intervertebral spaces: A bone block for insertion into a patient's intervertebral space. A method for inserting a bone block into a patient's intervertebral space, comprising: supporting the bone block in an inserter; advancing the inserter into the intervertebral space; rotating the inserter, thereby separating adjacent vertebrae; separating the bone block and the... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global
20100312291 - Robotic arms: A device for treating fractures of a bone comprises a plurality of arms, each extending from a proximal end to a distal end and movable in a three-dimensional space, the proximal end of each arm coupled to a frame and a plurality of couplings, each of the couplings coupled to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100312292 - Lagwire system and method for the fixation of bone fractures: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a threaded sleeve, a tubular sleeve and a cap. The threaded sleeve, tubular sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire. The... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20100312246 - 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
20100312247 - Tool attachment for medical applications: The present invention relates to a tool attachment for medical applications, comprising: a connecting section which is at rest relative to the part of the bone while the part of the bone is being machined; at least one machining section for machining a part of the bone; a fastening facility... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)
20100312248 - Distraction device: A device, kit, and method are provided for distracting bone. The device can comprise a bar and at least one connection interface. For example, the bar can comprise a first connection interface configured for releasable connection of the bar to at least one fixture inserted in a bone portion to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100312249 - Surgical drill guide with awl and method of use: A drill guide and pin system is provided whereby a drill may be inserted through a drill sleeve into a bone portion to provide a drill bore. For some embodiments, a cooperating pin provides a pin bore which intersects the drill bore at a predetermined angle α and predetermined location... Agent: Douglas T. Johnson Miller & Martin
20100312250 - Methods and apparatus for delivering staples to a target tissue: A device for attaching a sheet-like implant to a target tissue includes a pilot member and a staple push rod. In some embodiments, the pilot member has a distal end and at least a pair of prongs extending from the distal end. The prongs are configured to form pilot holes... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100312251 - Pedicle driver: An improved detachable pedicle driver is disclosed having various external features to facilitate gauging depth by a surgeon, as well as being easier to manipulate by virtue of its revised side attachment design and light weight.... Agent: Nolaip, LLC
20100312252 - Capsularhexis device with flexible heating element having an angled transitional neck: Various embodiments of a capsularhexis device include a resistive-heating element comprising an electrically resistive, superelastic wire forming a loop between first and second ends of the superelastic wire. The loop may be retracted into a collapsed, retracted position or ejected into an expanded position. The first and second ends of... Agent: Alcon
20100312253 - Expandable shield instrument for use in intraocular surgery: An instrument capable of providing large-area shielding within an isolated operating region, such as the eye, while being passable through a small incision in the region through which the instrument must be inserted. For example, an instrument capable of being passed through a typical 3 mm (or smaller) phacoemulsification incision... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk
20100312254 - Lens delivery system: An intraocular lens delivery system includes an injector body having a bore surrounded by an inner wall. The system further includes a plunger configured to fit within the bore. The system also includes a plurality of deflectable members connected to the plunger and configured to contact the inner wall and... Agent: Alcon
20100312255 - Method of producing medical instrument: A method of producing a medical instrument whereby a highly hydrophilic and lubricant coating layer having a high durability can be formed by a simple technique and thus highly hydrophilic and lubricant properties can be imparted to a surface of a medical instrument. An intraocular lens insertion instrument having been... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100312256 - Devices, systems, and methods for lead delivery: Devices, systems, and methods for lead delivery. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a catheter for delivering a lead within a mammalian body of the present disclosure, the catheter comprises an elongated tube comprising a wall extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a lead delivery channel... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100312257 - Powered tack applier: The present disclosure is directed to a fastener applying surgical fastener applier for ensuring proper seating of a fastener within tissue. The surgical fastener applier includes an actuation mechanism, a drive mechanism, and a control system. The control system is configured to determine loading along an axis and to allow... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100312258 - Surgery delivery device and mesh anchor: A delivery device for delivering a plurality of individual surgical anchors is disclosed. The delivery device includes a housing, a delivery tube, having a distal and a proximal end, an actuator, flexible anchor reaction members, a reciprocating anchor carrier, having a distal and a proximal end, the distal end terminating... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100312259 - Tissue closure devices, device and systems for delivery, kits and methods therefor: The present invention relates to wound closure devices, devices and systems for delivery, kits and methods therefor. The wound closure devices can achieve wound closure in lieu of compression and can be configured to be quickly deployable by an introducer or from outside the body.... Agent: Russell A. Houser
20100312260 - Interrupted tissue apposition devices: An interrupted suturing device for applying one or more suture elements to tissue is provided. The device includes a handle and a shaft extending from the handle. The shaft includes a suture channel and a tip member that is coupled to the shaft and movable between an extended position and... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100312261 - Sheath for gastrostoma, sheathed dilator, sheath for gastrostoma with insertion aid, gastrostomy catheter kit, and method of splitting sheath for gastrostoma: The present invention provides a sheath for gastrostoma (1), a sheathed dilator, a gastrostomy catheter kit and a method of splitting a sheath for gastrostoma. The sheath for gastrostoma (1) includes a sheath body (11) in which a gastrostomy catheter (2) is inserted and a handle (12). The sheath for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100312264 - Cutting balloon having sheathed incising elements: A cutting balloon for use in a PTCA atherectomy procedure includes an elongated balloon that defines a longitudinal axis and is inflatable from a first deflated configuration to a second radially expanded configuration. One or more incising elements are mounted on the inflatable balloon. Compressible sheaths made of a relatively... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100312262 - Device and method for reducing or removing stenoses: A device for reducing or removing stenosis present in a blood vessel by means of a working catheter (7) is described. The working catheter comprises a lumen (8) forming a first working channel (9), extending from the distal end (11) to the proximal end of the working catheter for inserting... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100312263 - Methods and devices for cutting and abrading tissue: The present invention provides an atherectomy catheter which has a cutting element that is able to cut both soft tissue and hard tissue, and methods of cutting material from a blood vessel lumen using a rotating cutting element. The cutting element has a sharp cutting edge that surrounds a cup-shaped... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa
20100312265 - Medical punch: A medical punch with a hollow shaft, a tool point that is positioned on the distal end of the shaft and includes a rigid cutting part and a cutting part that can slide with respect to the rigid cutting part, and with a handle positioned on the proximal end of... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100312266 - Puncture device: The present invention relates to a puncture device 1 for moving a puncture element 21 in a piercing direction N1 and for piercing a target site with the puncture element 21. The puncture device 1 is for moving a second member 42 retaining the puncture element 21 in the direction... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100312267 - Material for creating multi-layered films and methods for making the same: The present invention provides multilayered materials, such as films usable in particular in medical devices in the form of vascular grafts, biocompatible coverings, and/or inflatable bladders, prosthesis for the endoluminal treatment of aneurysms, particularly aortic aneurysms including both abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA's) and thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA's).... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100312268 - Embolic protection device: An embolic protection device for use in a patient's blood vessel, such as the aorta, has an approximately cylindrical outer structure made of a filter mesh material and an approximately conical inner structure also made of a filter mesh material. On the downstream end of the embolic protection device, the... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates
20100312269 - Vein filter: A vessel filter having a first region and a second region, the filter movable between a collapsed position for delivery to the vessel and an expanded position for placement within the vessel. The first region has a filter portion having a converging region to direct particles toward the center of... Agent: Neil D. Gershon
20100312270 - Vein filter: A vessel filter comprising a first region and a second region wherein the filter is movable between a collapsed position for delivery to the vessel and an expanded position for placement within the vessel. A first region has a filter portion having a converging region at a first end portion... Agent: Neil D. Gershon
20100312271 - Tourniquet: A tourniquet includes a first and a second elements and a strap having one end winding around a human body and threading through the first element. The first element has a latch slot and a latch element. The second element has a coupling element at one end latchable with the... Agent: Ching-ling Huang
20100312272 - Closure device: A closure device for closing a bodily passageway is provided. The device includes first and second frames and first and second crossbars. A sheet of biocompatible material is attached to one or more of the frames. The first crossbar extends across the first frame and has terminal crossbar ends connectively... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100312273 - Combined vascular and closure sheath: The technology described herein provides an apparatus and associated methods for the rapid percutaneous occlusion of a vascular access site. In one exemplary embodiment, a combined vascular and closure sheath is provided. This device includes a vascular sheath having a vascular sheath lumen, a proximal end and a distal end,... Agent: Crose Law LLC
20100312274 - Device for the application of fibrin adhesive: A device for the application of two components of fibrin adhesive at a treatment site comprising a support for syringes comprising two parallel cylindrical housings to receive corresponding syringes and a plunger connecting member, characterised in that the said syringe support comprises a passage for insertion of the said plunger... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100312275 - Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue: A staple for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may, include first and second arms, and first and second flukes. In some embodiments, the first arm has a proximal end and a distal end, and the second arm has a proximal end and a distal end. A bridge... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100312276 - Soother: A soother comprising a teat and a shield is constructed by co-moulding the teat and the shield and over-moulding the teat material on the shield material. As a result a secure bond is formed and a simple and easily cleanable soother is provided.... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.
20100312277 - Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of use: Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of using the implants with the implants generally include a first member for placement in a first interspinous space and a second member for placement in a second interspinous space. An elongated connector extends from one of the members and is sized to fit in... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100312278 - Elevating insert for cervical spinal vertebrae: A support insert located between succeeding vertebrae and which includes a body having a specified shape and size and which is located in a space existing between succeeding process portions associated with the vertebrae. The body includes a generally boomerang shape in cross section with inner and outer ramped and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100312280 - Anchor-in-anchor system for use in bone fixation: An anchor-in-anchor fixation system is provided for securing underlying structure, such as bone. The fixation system includes a first bone anchor having a shaft for fixation to underlying bone, and a head that defines an internal bore. A second bone anchor extends through the bore and into underlying bone. A... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100312279 - Minimally invasive surgical system: A multi-stage minimally invasive surgical procedure and associated instruments are disclosed. First, the surgical site is prepared. After preparation, the bone screws or anchors are attached to the bone. Subsequent to insertion of the screws, a rod or connecting member is positioned within the yoke portion of the bone screw.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100312281 - System and method for aligning vertebrae in the amelioration of aberrant spinal column deviation conditions: A system and method for ameliorating spinal column anomalies, such as scoliosis, includes bone screws which are to be implanted in the pedicle region(s) of individual to-be-derotated vertebrae and in vertebrae to which balancing forces must be applied as the spinal column is manipulated en mass to achieve an over-all... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20100312282 - Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure: The disclosed screw assemblies include a screw that attaches onto the bone, a housing member that connects and inter-locks the bone screw to the rod, and one or more locking members that permit immobilization of various components of the assembly relative to one another while still permitting some relative movement.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100312283 - Facet joint replacement: Various methods and devices for replacing damaged, injured, diseased, or otherwise unhealthy posterior elements, such as the facet joints, the lamina, the posterior ligaments, and/or other features of a patient's spinal column, are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the methods and devices are effective to mimic the natural function of... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100312284 - Skull patch with durable plastic construction and undercut mount to existing skull perimeter: A patch for covering an aperture associated with a skull including a plastic composite body having either a planar or arcuate shape exhibits an extending edge profile which matches a profile associated with a reconditioned edge of the skull. A fastener extends through the edge profile for securing the body... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100312285 - Bone plate assembly: The present invention relates to a bone plate designed to secure locking screws inserted into the plate at various angles. The interior wall surface of the plate apertures include a series of protruding threaded ridges interspaced by relief notches. The threaded ridges and intermediate relief notches of the bone plate... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20100312286 - Variable angle locked bone plate: A plate for fixation to a target portion of bone to be treated, comprises a first fixation element receiving opening extending therethrough from a proximal surface to a distal surface, the first fixation element receiving opening including a plurality of columns distributed about a circumference thereof and a plurality of... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100312287 - Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member: A dynamic fixation medical implant includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having an elongate coil-like outer member and an inner cylindrical core attached to the outer member at only one end thereof. Some assemblies include a second longitudinal connecting member in the form of a rod that is fixed to... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon
20100312289 - Polyaxial screw assembly: A polyaxial screw assembly includes an internal load dampening mechanism for sharing and dampening loads between at least one screw member and at least one rod member interconnected by the assembly. A method of interconnecting the orthopedic screw with the rod includes dampening with a body member interconnecting the screw... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC
20100312288 - Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system: A thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw fastening system. The fastening system consists of an anchoring bone screw having threads on one end for use in anchoring to the screw to the spine and a spherical connector on the other end operating as a pivot point about which a U-shaped connecting assembly... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100305552 - Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft: A surgical instrument particular suited to endoscopic use is disclosed. Various embodiments include an end effector that is sized to be inserted through a trocar. An elongated shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and a control handle. The elongated shaft assembly has a distal portion that is adjacent... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100305553 - System for ophthalmic laser surgery: The invention relates to a system for ophthalmic laser surgery, comprising a source (110) of pulsed laser radiation with radiation parameters matched to the making of an incision in an ocular tissue, particularly in the cornea, a scanner (160) for deflecting the laser radiation, an electronic control unit (190) which... Agent: J. Andrew Lowes Haynes And Boone, LLP
20100305554 - Laser beam dermatalogical heat treatment device: A device for dermatological treatment, includes an energy source, the energy source generating a quasi-Gaussian laser beam, characterised in that it includes an element for shaping the beam between the energy source and a source to be treated, the shaping element being adapted for converting the beam into a beam... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100305555 - Method and apparatus for infrared tissue ablation: A method and apparatus for ablating material. The material is preferably a heterogenous or composite material, such as animal tissue. A table top laser system can be employed in the invention. Alternatively, a larger laser, such as a free electron laser can be employed.... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100305556 - System and method for detection of foreign substances: A cryosurgical instrument, in which a separator is installed in a central feeding lumen and/or in a cryotip to separate gaseous and liquid components of a cryogen.... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100305557 - Hta sheath with removable scope: An ablation device comprises an elongated introducer sized for insertion into a hollow organ via a natural opening, the introducer extending to a distal end which, when in an operative position, is within the hollow organ, the introducer including and a delivery lumen extending from a proximal end connectable to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100305558 - Operative instrument: An operative instrument includes forceps having a treating section for treating an anatomy at an extremity and being provided with a heat-generating body for generating heat to be provided to the anatomy and a power supply unit for supplying electric power to the heat-generating body of the forceps. The operative... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100305562 - Ablation device with cooled electrodes and methods of use: An electrosurgical end effector for ablating tissue is provided that comprises at least one electrically-conductive ablation member adapted to be connected to a source of RF energy, with the ablation member having a tissue engaging surface and an internal fluid passageway. Preferably, the end effector includes two electrically conductive ablation... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd
20100305561 - Electrosurgical devices with directional radiation pattern: A device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes an antenna assembly and an elongated body member. The elongated body member includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, wherein the proximal and distal end portions define a longitudinal axis. The elongated body member has... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100305560 - Microwave ablation safety pad, microwave safety pad system and method of use: A microwave ablation safety pad includes a base layer, an electromagnetic shielding layer and a physical protection layer. The base layer is configured to support a cooling medium designed to absorb thermal energy. The electromagnetic shielding layer, adjacent the base layer, includes a faraday shield configured to prevent the generation... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100305559 - Narrow gauge high strength choked wet tip microwave ablation antenna: An electromagnetic surgical ablation probe having a coaxial feedline and cooling chamber is disclosed. The disclosed probe includes a dipole antenna arrangement having a radiating section, a distal tip coupled to a distal end of the radiating section, and a ring-like balun short) or choke, which may control a radiation... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100305563 - Electrosurgical system: An electrosurgical system includes a first component (11) and a second component (7) detachably connected one to the other. The first component is provided with a socket (33) including a plurality of contacts (34 to 40), and the second component is provided with a plug (17) including one or more... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100305564 - Surgical jaws for sealing tissue: A surgical tool assembly for use in electrosurgery includes an elongated sheath movable in a longitudinal direction. The assembly includes a pair of jaws, with each jaw having a plurality of teeth for grasping tissue and a support element supporting the plurality of teeth. The support element is disposed partially... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100305565 - Voltage threshold ablation apparatus: The present invention relates to the field of electrosurgery, and more particularly to systems and methods for ablating, cauterizing and/or coagulating body tissue using radio frequency energy. More in particular, the systems utilize voltage threshold means for controlling the voltage applied to tissue in a cycle-to-cycle manner.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100305567 - Apparatus for securing an electrophysiology probe to a clamp: An apparatus for use with a clamp including a base member configured to be secured to the clamp and at least one energy transmission device carried by the base member. An apparatus for use with a clamp and a probe that carries at least one energy transmission device including a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100305566 - Transcervical excision and removal of tissue: A hysterectomy method may include: severing a patient's uterus from the patient's cervix; then coring the cervix; and then morcellating the severed uterus using a morcellator inserted through the cored cervix.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20100305568 - External fixator ring: The present disclosure includes an external fixator ring that includes a central opening, inner and outer ring surfaces and upper and lower ring surfaces. In some embodiments, one or more apertures are defined in the inner or outer surface for receiving securing devices. The apertures in the inner or outer... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100305569 - Reconstruction device: A bone reconstruction device (100, 200, 300) is provided that includes an elongated linkage (102, 202, 302) having a plurality of links (104, 204, 304). The reconstruction device further includes an adjustment assembly (120, 220, 320) that provides for adjustment of the directional and/or angular orientation of the links. The... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100305570 - Bone plates and bone plate assemblies: The invention relates to a bone plate assembly comprising a bone plate and a plurality of bone screws for compressing and locking fractured bone fragments to bone plate.... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20100305571 - Surgical cable tensioning system: A cable tensioning system includes a reaction frame which contains a sliding platform arranged to move linearly within the frame, and a clam-type cleat attached to the sliding platform. The cleat features one or more grooves, each of which comprises two arrays of opposing ridges that converge to form a... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson
20100305626 - Adhesive complex coacervates and methods of making and using thereof: Described herein is the synthesis of adhesive complex coacervates. The adhesive complex coacervates are composed of a mixture of one or more polycations, one or more poly anions, and one of more multivalent cations. The polycations and polyanions in the adhesive complex coacervate are crosslinked with one another by covalent... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC
20100305624 - Bone fixation tool: A tool and a method are provided for driving a bone pin into a fractured bone to stabilize the fractured bone by maintaining the fractured bone in a reduced state. The tool may be a handheld device including a cartridge having at least one passageway that receives the bone pin.... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels
20100305625 - Surgical instrument for fixing a clamp to a bone fixation device: A surgical instrument for moving a clamp relative to a bone anchor to properly position and secure the clamp to the bone anchor. The surgical instrument including a housing, a socket assembly, a manipulating assembly, a gripping assembly and a reduction assembly.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100305572 - Ankle prosthesis methods: Methods of implanting an ankle prosthesis in a subject having an ankle joint in need of replacement.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20100305573 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: A patellar 3-D guidance tool includes a template. The template includes at least one contact surface for engaging a surface of the patella. The at least one contact surface substantially conforms with the surface associated with the patellar. At least one guide aperture directs movement of a surgical instrument, wherein... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100305575 - Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100305574 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: A patellar 3-D guidance tool includes a template. The template includes at least one contact surface for engaging a surface of the patella. The at least one contact surface substantially conforms with the surface associated with the patellar. At least one guide aperture directs movement of a surgical instrument, wherein... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100305576 - Suture anchoring instrument: An installation tool is provided for producing a threaded hole and deploying an anchoring device into the threaded hole, while retaining control over associated sutures. The tool comprises a handle, a longitudinally-extending shaft removably engaged with the handle, an anchor removably engaged with the shaft, at least one suture threaded... Agent: Chester G. Moore Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
20100305577 - Intraocular lens delivery system with a disposable plunger segment and method of use therefor: The present invention is directed to an intraocular lens delivery system with a multi-segment plunger. More particularly, the present invention relates to an intraocular lens delivery device that includes a disposable plunger tip segment that can be attached and removed from a reusable plunger base segment.... Agent: Alcon
20100305578 - Uterine manipulators and related components and methods: A uterine manipulator tip includes a finger and an expandable member. The finger is configured to be confined within a cervix. The expandable member is carried by the finger and is configured to engage a cervical canal between an internal cervical os and an external cervical os of the cervix.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100305579 - Delivery catheter: A catheter used to deliver a medical electrical lead to a right atrium of a heart in close proximity to a His bundle. The catheter is adapted such that the distal tip confronts the His bundle generally perpendicularly. The catheter includes a proximal portion and a generally hook-shaped distal portion.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100305580 - Instrument guide system: A system is provided to align a surgical guide instrument over a burr hole in a patient's body. Adjustments of a surgical instrument can be made in x, y, z, and angular directions using the system. An instrument guide unit can include an instrument guide for guiding a surgical instrument... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100305581 - Suture passing instrument: A method for passing suture through tissue and a suture passing instrument having a first jaw coupled to an end of an elongated shaft, a second jaw coupled to the first jaw, and formed with a holder for supporting a suture, and a needle slidably disposed within the first jaw,... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100305582 - Apparatus for placing stitch turns resulting from a shape-memory metal thread: The device comes in the form of a gun with a body, a grip handle and a control component. The body has coaxially a hollow protruding aiming rod equipped, at its free end, with a cylinder containing the threads. The rod is capable, under the action of the control component,... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20100305583 - Meniscal repair systems and methods: A device for repairing a tear in a portion of tissue comprises a proximal actuator portion, a transfer needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion and a catch needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. A suture needle is disposed in the transfer needle, and is extendable from... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100305585 - Line lock threading systems and methods: A line lock includes a body at least partially bounding a plurality of passageways such that a suture can only be drawn through the passageways along one direction. The suture may be inserted through the passageways through the use of a cartridge designed to contain the line lock. Threaders may... Agent: Imds, Inc.
20100305584 - Suture-based systems and methods for treating septal defects: A system for treating a septal defect having a suture-like implantable treatment apparatus and devices for delivering the implantable treatment apparatus and methods for treating a septal defect are provided. The suture-like apparatus is preferably implantable through a septal wall or portion thereof. The treatment system can include a flexible... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100305586 - Medical suturing device: The present invention provides a medical suturing device structured with a retrieval puncturing needle formed with through-hole; a retrieval member able to be inserted through through-hole; an insertion puncture needle formed with through-hole; a hollow tube that can be inserted through insertion through-hole, and the distal tip of which is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20100305589 - textile implant, in particular for repairing hernias: The present invention relates to a textile implant, in particular for repairing hernias, the implant comprising a textile piece having a first face completely or partially covered in a bio-adhesive composition that is hydrosoluble and absorbable and that comprises at least one bio-adhesive polymer that is hydrosoluble and absorbable, with... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100305587 - Incision closure device and method: A surgical incision closure device and method for using the same, having first and second elements adapted for positioning on first and second sides of the incision respectively. The first element is substantially flat and includes a first longitudinal portion extending in a longitudinal direction, and at least first and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100305591 - Tacking device and methods of deployment: The present embodiments provide apparatus and methods suitable for coupling a graft member to tissue, closing a bodily opening, and the like. In one embodiment, a tacking device comprises a wire having first and second ends, and further having delivery and deployed states. In the contracted state, the wire comprises... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100305590 - Transpyloric anchoring: Gastrointestinal implants can be used to secure thin-walled sleeves, restrictor plates, and other devices within the gastrointestinal tract. An example implant includes three elements: a stomach anchor to resist distally oriented forces; a duodenal anchor to resist proximally oriented forces; and a connector element to keep the stomach anchor fixed... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100305588 - Vascular hole closure device: A device for closing an aperture in a vessel wall comprising an elongated member having a longitudinal axis and positionable inside the vessel against the internal opening of the aperture. The elongated member has a dimension to prevent egress of fluid through the aperture. A material forms two curved legs... Agent: Neil D. Gershon
20100305592 - Rotational thrombectomy wire: A rotatable thrombectomy wire for breaking up thrombus or other obstructive material comprising an inner core composed of a flexible material and an outer wire surrounding at least a portion of the inner core. The outer wire has a sinuous shaped portion at a distal region. The inner core limits... Agent: Neil D. Gershon
20100305593 - Safety scalpel: The present invention provides an independent activation mechanism on both sides of a plastic sheath of a safety scalpel. Activation of either one of the mechanisms on the sides will cause the sheath to slide back along the handle neck and lock in place at the locking port thereby exposing... Agent: Diane Dunn Mckay Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
20100305594 - Percutaneous vein harvester with shielded blade: A percutaneous harvesting device for the harvesting of tubular body members from a body is disclosed. The percutaneous harvesting device includes an endovascular guide for sufficiently straightening the tubular vessel to be removed and a perivascular cutting tool that is inserted over the endovascular guide. The cutting tool is advanced... Agent: Fennemore Craig
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20100305596 - Non-linear cut-rate multiplier for vitreous cutter: A non-linear cut-rate multiplier for a vitreous cutter is provided whereby a signal from a host drive system may be multiplied in non-linear fashion to achieve significantly higher cut-rates for the vitreous cutter. Depending upon the cut-rate received from the host drive system, the multiplier may be configured to generate... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100305598 - single use lancet assembly: A single use lancet device having a housing, with an open interior and an access opening defined therein, a lancet, with a body and a piercing tip, and disposed in the open interior of the housing so as to move between a cocked orientation and a piercing orientation, a driving... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.A.
20100305599 - Contact activated lancet device: A lancet device including a housing and a lancet structure having a puncturing element. The lancet structure disposed within the housing and adapted for movement between a retaining or pre-actuated position wherein the puncturing element is retained within the housing, and a puncturing position wherein the puncturing element extends through... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100305600 - Contact activated lancet device: A lancet device including a housing and a lancet structure having a puncturing element. The lancet structure disposed within the housing and adapted for movement between a retaining or pre-actuated position wherein the puncturing element is retained within the housing, and a puncturing position wherein the puncturing element extends through... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100305601 - Contact activated lancet device: A lancet device including a housing and a lancet structure having a puncturing element. The lancet structure disposed within the housing and adapted for movement between a retaining or pre-actuated position wherein the puncturing element is retained within the housing, and a puncturing position wherein the puncturing element extends through... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100305597 - Lancet device and puncture device: The present invention relates to a lancet device 2 which is attached to a puncture device and is used for piercing a target site, and which retains a lancet 4 having a puncture needle in an internal space 35 of a casing 3. The casing 3 has a visible region... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100305602 - Balloon dissecting instruments: Balloon loaded dissection devices and methods for using such devices are disclosed. One such device includes an elongate shaft having sufficient rigidity to push through body tissue free of naturally occurring openings in the body tissue alongside an elongate structure, a handle operably mounted on an end of the elongate... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100305603 - Shape-changing medical device, kit, method of production, and method of use: The present disclosure relates to treatment of disorders in the heart rhythm regulation system and, more particularly, to a medical device for tissue cutting and/or migrating wherein the cutting and/or migrating is at least partly actuated by the swelling of a swellable material. The disclosure furthermore relates to a method... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20100305605 - Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter: The apparatus for deployment of a therapeutic device such as a micro-coil detachably mounts the therapeutic device to a distal portion of a pusher member. In one embodiment, the therapeutic device is detachably mounted to the distal portion of the pusher member by a tubular collar that can be heated... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100305606 - Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter: The apparatus for deployment of a therapeutic device such as a micro-coil detachably mounts the therapeutic device to a distal portion of a pusher member. In one embodiment, the therapeutic device is detachably mounted to the distal portion of the pusher member by a tubular collar that can be heated... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100305604 - Device for filtering blood: The device for the filtering of blood comprises a filter catheter with a filter at its distal end for filtering the blood branching downstream behind the heart valve into the arteries to supply the brain and the arms, wherein the filter may be pushed out of a catheter tube in... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100305607 - System for performing remote ischemic preconditioning: A system for remote ischemic preconditioning that includes a cuff, and actuator, and a controller that operates the actuator according to a treatment protocol. The treatment protocol includes a plurality of treatment cycles that each comprise cuff actuation, an ischemic duration, cuff release, and a reperfusion duration.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100305608 - Autologous wound sealing apparatus: The apparatus is provided for sealing a vascular puncture tract by forming the autologous plug within the puncture tract, and extruding that plug into the puncture tract. The apparatus of the present invention forms an autologous blood plug by drawing blood into the apparatus from a vessel, mixing a blood... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20100305609 - Implantable purse string suture tensioning device: An implantable purse string suture tensioning device is provided, such that a hemostatic seal can be maintained without further manual adjustment over a range of purse string circumferences, including that surrounding a minimally invasive device, or a control or guidewire, and after complete removal of objects within the purse string... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20100305610 - Suture anchor: Devices and methods for locking a suture to an anchor are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a suture anchor includes a first body configured to be driven into a bone, and a second body also configured to engage the bone and coupled to the first body. At a selected embedded depth... Agent: James W. Chang
20100305611 - Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer: The present invention is an interspinous process implant with a selectably expandable spacer that can be placed between adjacent spinous processes.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100305612 - Polyaxial cross connector and methods of use thereof: A connector device for a spinal stabilization apparatus comprises a first elongated member having first and second ends, and is adapted to engage a first spinal stabilizer rod proximal to the first end of the elongated member and is further adapted to engage a spinal cross connector rod proximal to... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20100305613 - Headless polyaxial screw system: A headless polyaxial screw system comprises a longitudinal member comprising an outwardly protruding and expandable round bulbous body, a fixation component directly connected to the bulbous body, where the fixation component receives the bulbous body, and a pin engaged within the longitudinal member via a first channel bored through the... Agent: Rahman LLC Mohammad Rahman
20100305615 - Multi-level polyaxial screw connection mechanism: A multi-level polyaxial screw connection mechanism includes a bone fixation component and a head component directly connected to the bone fixation component. The head component includes a lower portion comprising at least one lower portion concave socket configured and an upper portion elevated compared with the lower portion. The upper... Agent: Rahman LLC Mohammad Rahman
20100305614 - Polyaxial screw connection assembly: A polyaxial screw connection assembly includes a first longitudinal member comprising a bored fastener channel and a first bulbous body; a second longitudinal member comprising a cylindrical body to fit within the fastener channel, and a second bulbous body; a fastener with a bored cylindrical channel, connected to the first... Agent: Rahman LLC Mohammad Rahman
20100305616 - Spinal fixation device and method: A spinal fixation device includes a fastener affixable to a vertebral body and an attachment member. The attachment member is adapted for receiving the fastener and engaging a portion of the vertebral body. The fastener includes a shank and a collet. The collet includes a channel for receiving a spinal... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100305617 - Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine: Methods and apparatus for forming one or more trans-sacral axial instrumentation/fusion (TASIF) axial bore through vertebral bodies in general alignment with a visualized, anterior or posterior axial instrumentation/fusion line (AAIFL or PAIFL) in a minimally invasive, low trauma, manner and providing a therapy to the spine employing the axial bore.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100305618 - Orthopedic plate: The present invention relates to an orthopedic plate and screw system and instruments for surgical fixation of a small bone or bones including specifically the small bones of the spine. The plate facilitates three dimensional contouring to provide for a variety of applications and to accommodate individual variation in bone... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.
20100305619 - Implant for use for adjacently arranged bone plates: An implant for use for adjacently arranged bone plates is described, having a first bearing part, a second bearing part and a coupling element for tension-proof coupling of the first bearing part to the second bearing part. The bearing parts are curved concavely and comprise a plurality of ribs, which... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100305621 - Bone screw assembly for limited angulation: A limited angulation bone screw assembly adapted to couple a spinal rod with a vertebra including a bone screw, a bushing and a housing. The pedicle screw having a shaft and an upper head portion, the upper head portion comprising a spherical surface with flats disposed on opposite sides of... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20100305620 - Multidirectional bone fixation assembly: Apparatus is provided, including at least one double-jointed bone fixation element. A rod is coupled to the bone fixation element. A rod retaining portion retains the rod in place with respect to the bone fixation element. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC
20100305622 - Tapered thread root transition on cortical bone fastener: An orthopedic fastener is disclosed, with a cylindrical shank having pre-selected diameter, the shank also providing adjacent unthreaded and threaded portions. The threaded portion is configured to secure the orthopedic fastener into cortical bone. The shank further has a thread root transition zone providing a tapered thread root profile between... Agent: The Ford Law Firm, LLC
20100305623 - Bone nail for the heel: The bone nail is intended for the heel. It comprises a front part (15) that is intended to be inserted in the bone and is provided with a tip (17) and it also comprises a rear part (16) having an end (18). The rear part (16) is rigid at a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLPPrevious industry: Surgery
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