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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/30/2011 > 72 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. invention type
20110160709 - Apparatus and processes for preventing or delaying one or more symptoms of presbyopia: The present invention generally relates to an apparatus and processes for preventing or delaying presbyopia. More particularly, the present invention relates to processes and apparatus for ablating epithelial cells in the germinative zone or the pregerminative zone of the crystalline lens of the eye so that onset or progression of... Agent: Lenticular Research Group LLC
20110160711 - Laser system and method for correction of induced astigmatism: There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for developing laser systems that can create precise predetermined clear corneal incisions that are capable of reducing induced astigmatism. The systems, apparatus and methods further provide laser systems that can provide these incisions at or below Bowman's membrane.... Agent:
20110160710 - Laser system and method for performing and sealing corneal incisions in the eye: There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for developing laser systems that can create precise predetermined self-sealing incisions in the cornea. The systems, apparatus and methods further provide laser systems that can provide these incisions in conjunction with the removal and replacement of the natural human crystalline lens.... Agent:
20110160712 - Laser treatment system and method for producing thermal cavities and energy droplets: A laser process for tissue treatment. Preferred embodiments include features for producing a first laser beam and a second laser beam and a skin cooler for cooling the surface of a region of skin. The system is designed to utilize the first laser beam for heating a volume of skin... Agent:
20110160713 - Twister fiber optic systems and their use in medical applications: An improved device and method for safe, accurate and efficient surgical procedures are disclosed. The disclosed device is an optical fiber set with an asymmetric distal end configuration, comprising a bent tip fiber with a fused sleeve as an integral part of it, placed at the fiber's distal (output) end... Agent: Ceramoptec Industries Inc.
20110160714 - Disposable probe for hydrothermal ablation with digital miniature camera and articulating distal section: A device includes an elongated shaft configured for insertion through a body lumen to a desired position within an organ, the shaft defining a first shaft lumen extending therethrough. An articulating section is located at a distal end of the shaft and is movable out of longitudinal alignment with the... Agent:
20110160715 - Collapsible irrigation channel for procedures involving fluid circulation: A device for providing fluid to an organ within a living body comprises an elongate member including a distal portion configured for insertion to a target location within a living body. The elongate member includes a withdrawal lumen extending from an outlet in a proximal end thereof to an inlet... Agent:
20110160717 - Energy delivery systems and uses thereof: The present invention relates to comprehensive systems, devices and methods for delivering energy to tissue for a wide variety of applications, including medical procedures (e.g., tissue ablation, resection, cautery, vascular thrombosis, treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and dysrhythmias, electrosurgery, tissue harvest, etc.). In certain embodiments, systems, devices, and methods are provided... Agent: Neuwave Medical, Inc.
20110160716 - Measuring weak signals over ablation lines: A medical probe, including an ablation electrode and a first conductor connected to the ablation electrode. The first conductor is configured to convey ablation energy to the ablation electrode. The probe also includes a second conductor which is connected at a junction to the first conductor so as to form... Agent:
20110160718 - Electrosurgical hf generator: An electrosurgical high frequency (HF) generator for cutting and/or coagulating biological tissue. The generator comprises a power supply and a generator stage for exciting an HF oscillation signal in an output filter comprising a parallel resonant circuit coupled to a series resonant circuit, to which at least one electrode is... Agent:
20110160723 - Bipolar cannula for use with an electrode assembly having a separate supply electrode: An electrosurgical system preferably used for denervation procedures of nerve tissue has a control unit and a pluggable electrode assembly. The electrode assembly has a preferably disposable cannula and a preservable supply electrode assembly. The cannula has a tubular body that projects axially from a preferably pointed distal end for... Agent: Stryker Corporation
20110160719 - Catheter with arcuate end section: A medical device includes an insertion shaft, having a longitudinal axis and having a distal end adapted for insertion into a body of a patient. A resilient end section is fixed to the distal end of the insertion shaft and is formed so as to define, when unconstrained, an arc... Agent:
20110160722 - Electrosurgical device, method for generating a prescribed heat distribution over a probe body, method for generating a heat distribution field: An electrosurgical device for devitalizing tissue including a probe body, equipped with at least one electrode, and a cooling device. The probe body is suitable for generating a heat distribution field by means of a high-frequency current for devitalizing the tissue. The cooling device prevents carbonization of the tissue close... Agent:
20110160720 - Guide and flexible sleeve for use with catheters: Embodiments of a guide and flexible sleeve for use with catheters for ablation or other medical procedures are disclosed. An exemplary catheter comprises a guide element having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end configurable in a desired shape. A flexible sleeve is conformable to the guide... Agent:
20110160721 - Irrigated catheter employing multi-lumenal irrigation tubing: An irrigated catheter includes a catheter body having both proximal and distal irrigation passageways. A first fluid delivery tube feeds the proximal irrigation passageway and is fluidly isolated from the distal irrigation passageway, while a second fluid delivery tube feeds the distal irrigation passageway and is fluidly isolated from the... Agent:
20110160724 - System and method for denaturing and fixing collagenous tissue: A method for modifying a geometry of a collagenous tissue mass includes heating the collagenous tissue mass to a temperature sufficient to cause denaturation, and introducing a biocompatible fixative, such as genepin, into the collagenous tissue mass.... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110160725 - High-frequency surgical apparatus and medical instrument operating method: A high frequency surgery apparatus includes a high frequency current generation section that generates a high frequency current to be transmitted to a living tissue to be operated on, a high frequency probe that transmits the high frequency current to the living tissue and is provided with electrodes to perform... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20110160726 - Apparatus and methods for fluid cooled electrophysiology procedures: Methods and apparatus associated with irrigated tissue ablation procedures.... Agent:
20110160727 - Rigid skull fixation: The invention relates to a stabilizing device adapted to be applied to a stereotactic frame (2, 3), which is provided with fixation pins (4) to allow fixation of the stereotactic frame to a bone (5) of a human or animal body part to be examined or treated, wherein the stabilizing... Agent: Elekta Ab (publ)
20110160728 - Intramedullary compression nail and related method for jones fractures: An intramedullary fixation device and related method for treatment of a Jones fracture. An exemplary device may comprise a rod having a distal section and a threaded proximal section, and means for securing the distal section within a first bone portion on a distal side of a fracture site. The... Agent: Amei Technologies, Inc.
20110160729 - Intramedullary nail and protruding screw locking mechanism: An apparatus for treating a bone comprises an implant to be received within the bone, including a plurality of bores extending therethrough and a cavity formed therewithin, each of the bores being dimensioned to receive a bone fixation element and a plurality of inserts receivable in the cavity. Each insert... Agent:
20110160730 - Osteosynthesis plate for treatment of fractures or osteotomies in the vicinity of joints: The osteosynthesis plate according to the invention comprises at least two legs, which are spaced apart and interconnected by at least one bridge element. The legs each have a certain length and extend in the longitudinal direction from an epiphyseal to a diaphyseal end of the osteosynthesis plate. Moreover, both... Agent: Medartis Ag
20110160731 - Devices and methods for tissue access: Methods and apparatus are provided for selective surgical removal of tissue, e.g., for enlargement of diseased spinal structures, such as impinged lateral recesses and pathologically narrowed neural foramen. In some embodiments, a surgical tissue removal device includes a flexible elongate body that is adapted to conform with the target anatomy... Agent:
20110160732 - Bone repairing kit and method for bone repair: A bone repairing kit including a drilling device, a pushing device, a clamping member and a hole saw is provided. An end of a tube body of the drilling device is a knife portion. When the tube body rotates with respect to a femur, a bone column is cut by... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110160734 - Compound offset handle: A method for preparing a proximal femoral canal of a patient during total hip replacement surgery uses a shaping instrument or broach having a proximal portion with an anterior surface, and a posterior surface, each surface being spaced apart from a medial-lateral plane through the shaping instrument. A handle portion... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20110160733 - Modular prosthesis rasp: A modular prosthesis rasp comprises a rasp body having a rasp main body and at least one modular rasp body part connectable to the rasp main body. The rasp main body comprises a rasp body part receptacle for receiving the at least one rasp body part in a connected position... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20110160780 - Bone breaking instrument: In an internal sinus manipulation procedure for augmenting bone of a dental patient between a bony floor of the patient's sinus and a raised portion of the patient's sinus membrane, a process for removing bone fragments extending laterally into an upward channel adjacent its upper end comprising selecting a bone... Agent:
20110160735 - Surgical resection guide: A surgical resection guide comprising: a housing (36); a stylus arm (38) extending through the housing (36) and a linear adjustment mechanism. The linear adjustment mechanism comprises: a shaft (30) at least partially received within a bore extending through the housing (36) such that the shaft (30) can slide along... Agent: Depuy International Limited
20110160736 - Patient-specific femoral guide: A medical device for preparing an elongated bone, such as a proximal femoral bone, for receiving an implant includes a patient-specific femoral guide and an elongated alignment element. The femoral guide has a patient-specific three-dimensional bone-engaging surface configured according to a preoperative plan based on a three-dimensional image model of... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20110160737 - Bone cement injection device: A system for injecting an incompressible low viscosity fluid into a bone cement reservoir adapted to be engaged with a cannula through which a high viscosity bone cement is transferred from the bone cement reservoir to a bone element is provided. The system comprises a control handle having a cylindrical... Agent:
20110160738 - Operating room surgical field device and method therefore: One or more disposable devices suitable for use in a surgical field of an operating room are disclosed. One device comprises a sensor (101) communicatively coupled to the wand (102) to register points of interest on a first or second bone of the muscular-skeletal system and transmits location data related... Agent: Orthosensor
20110160739 - Rotatable connection between a tubular member and an elongate wire of a catheter: A rotatable connection between a tubular member and an elongate wire of a catheter for allowing rotational movement of the tubular member relative to the elongate wire. The rotatable connection includes a first tube secured to the tubular member and a second tube secured to the elongate wire. The second... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110160740 - Tissue removal in the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity: Sinusitis, tumors, infections, fractures and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches. Access devices may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices such catheters, balloon catheters, dilation catheters, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, suction or irrigation devices and biopsy devices.... Agent: Acclarent, Inc.
20110160741 - Medical treatment tool for tubular organ: The medical treatment tool 10b for tubular organ includes: a tube 15; a wire 25 made of a shape memory alloy and inserted in the tube 15; a basket 30b formed into a cylindrical shape by knitting and/or braiding a plurality of metal wire rods 31, a base end portion... Agent:
20110160742 - Method for providing progressive therapy for thrombus management: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself. Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or... Agent: Mindframe, Inc.
20110160743 - Apparatus for manipulation of implantable medical device and associated method: A surgical device for manipulation of an implantable medical device includes a surgical tool and a controller. The surgical tool may include a mechanical interface that enables a surgical instrument to hold and position the surgical tool, an electrical drive mechanism with a drive shaft, the electrical drive mechanism selectively... Agent: Mit Capital Partners, LLC
20110160745 - Frame mapping and force feedback methods, devices and systems: Methods, devices, and systems for controlling movement of a slave manipulator by an operator controlling a master manipulator in a way that the motion of that slave manipulator can be presented via a display to the operator such that the displayed position of the slave manipulator is intuitive to the... Agent:
20110160744 - Optically-implemented microsurgery system and approach: According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a vibration-actuated microsurgical system includes an optical force detection arrangement having an optical encoding device configured to modulate an intensity of light in response to a displacement of a portion of the microsurgical system. Light sensing circuitry is configured to detect... Agent:
20110160746 - Hair punch: A punch for removing hair follicles from a donor site comprises a generally tubular body having a proximal end region terminating in a tissue-cutting edge, a distally-extending segment of reduced outer diameter—preferably a generally concave segment—terminating at its proximal end at or near the cutting edge and terminating at its... Agent:
20110160747 - Continuous indentation lateral lobe apparatus and method: A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor devices for creating continuous defects or indentations in... Agent: Neotract, Inc.
20110160748 - Median lobe band implant apparatus and method: A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant devices for compressing, distracting and/or retracting the lobes of... Agent: Neotract, Inc.
20110160749 - Method and apparatus for repairing a tendon or ligament: A method and apparatus for reattaching the opposed ends of a member, such as a tendon, ligament or bone, during preparing and healing of the member using a surgical repair device that can be securely attached to the member and then safely guided through tortuous anatomy for reattachment and repair.... Agent:
20110160750 - Steerable lesion excluding heart implants for congestive heart failure: Devices, systems, and methods for treating a heart of a patient may make use of one or more implant structures which limit a size of a chamber of the heart, such as by deploying a tensile member to bring a wall of the heart toward (optionally into contact with) a... Agent: Bioventrix (a Chf Technologies Company)
20110160752 - Elongate magnet for a magnetic anastomosis device: A magnetic anastomosis device is provided for forming an anastomosis between two bodily walls. The device includes a first magnet assembly and a second magnet assembly configured to be magnetically coupled to compress the two bodily walls therebetween to form the anastomosis. The first magnet assembly includes a first magnet... Agent: Wilson-cook Medical Inc.
20110160751 - Extraluminal stent type prosthesis for anastomosis: An external stent type prosthesis is provided that is extraluminal, with at least one tubular member, interconnectable in an upper end, and inflatable by a balloon with a central lumen, single but with multiple projections in equal plurality of tubular members of the stent which is adjusted in its interior,... Agent:
20110160753 - Intraluminal occlusion devices and methods of blocking the entry of fluid into bodily passages: An intraluminal occlusion device includes a frame and an attached covering. The frame includes longitudinal struts having concave and convex portions. The intraluminal occlusion devices can be implanted at an opening to a body vessel, such as a blind passage, to block the entry of fluid into the vessel. Methods... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110160754 - Spring-loaded anastomosis device and method: An anastomosis device and related methods for performing an anastomosis procedure, such as rejoining a urethra with a bladder following a radical prostatectomy. The engagement structures each have deployable tines for grasping the tissue proximate to the end of the biological lumen and the opening in the bodily organ. The... Agent:
20110160758 - Catheter for aspirating, fragmenting and removing material: Catheter for aspiration, fragmentation and removal of removable material from hollow bodies, in particular of thrombi and emboli from human blood vessels, comprising a working head, a flexible transport screw, a flexible tube, and a cutting tool. The working head is independently displaceable along a guide wire, is arranged at... Agent: Straub Medical Ag
20110160756 - Cutting or scoring balloon, system and method of making a cutting or scoring balloon: A cutting or scoring balloon (10) of elongate shape and provided at its periphery with a plurality of scoring elements (12) extending longitudinally along the balloon. The scoring elements (12) are formed integrally with the balloon wall (14) and in the preferred embodiment are of the same material. A raw... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110160757 - Expandable tip assembly for thrombus management: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself. Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or... Agent: Mindframe, Inc.
20110160755 - Helically advancing constriction crossing mechanism and wire guide positioning method for performing percutaneous vascular procedures: A method of performing a percutaneous vascular procedure includes sliding a vascular constriction crossing mechanism in a proximal to distal direction over a wire guide having a wire guide tip positioned at a proximal side of a vascular constriction, and rotating a sheath of the vascular constriction crossing mechanism about... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110160759 - Multi-lancet unit, method and lancet device using the multi-lancet unit, and method of assembling and/or making the multi-lancet unit: A lancet device includes a housing, a trigger, a system for placing the lancet device in a trigger-set or armed position, and a multi-lancet unit comprising a plurality of lancets arranged one in front of the other and positioned in the housing. Each lancet includes a front end, a needle... Agent: Stat Medical Devices, Inc.
20110160762 - Apparatus and methods for reducing embolization during treatment of carotid artery disease: Methods and apparatus are provided for removing emboli during an angioplasty, stenting or surgical procedure comprising a catheter having an occlusion element, an aspiration lumen, and a blood outlet port in communication with the lumen, a guide wire having a balloon, a venous return sheath with a blood inlet port,... Agent:
20110160761 - Multiple layer embolus removal: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself. Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or... Agent: Mindframe, Inc.
20110160760 - System for providing progressive therapy for thrombus management: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself. Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or... Agent: Mindframe, Inc.
20110160763 - Blood flow restoration and thrombus management methods: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself. Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or... Agent: Mindframe, Inc.
20110160764 - Vein filter: A vessel filter having a first region having a first set of struts forming a mounting portion and a filter portion having a converging region at a first portion to direct particles toward the center of the filter. The mounting portion is flared in the expanded position to have a... Agent:
20110160765 - Methods and devices for treatment of fistulas: This invention relates to methods and devices utilizing minimally invasive techniques for digestive system fistula closure using occluder devices and various securing and sealing means. The present subject matter expands upon the breadth of current endoscopic techniques by implementing novel occluder devices and techniques intended specifically for treatment of digestive... Agent: Cedars-sinai Medical Center
20110160766 - Medical affixation device: A medical affixation device for affixing a first body tissue portion to a second body tissue portion in vivo includes a main body portion having a first surface operably oriented in facing relationship with a first body tissue, wherein the first surface has a non-planar contour forming one or more... Agent:
20110160767 - Soft tissue repair device and associated methods: A fibrous tissue repair device includes first and second tubular anchors having corresponding longitudinal passages. The tissue repair device includes corresponding first and second inserters. Each inserter has a shaft with a distal portion received in the longitudinal passage of the corresponding tubular anchor. A flexible strand couples the first... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20110160768 - Soft tissue repair device and associated methods: A method for repairing a defect in a fibrous soft tissue includes passing a distal portion of an inserter through corresponding longitudinal bores of first and second anchors. The method includes coupling the first and second anchors with a flexible strand, and forming an adjustable knotless loop with the flexible... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20110160769 - Biologic response teether: A biologic-response teether (150). The teether (150) has a shield (160) and one or two generally “T”-shaped bite portions (170, 180) projecting from the shield (160). The bite portions (170, 180) each define an elongated stem (171, 181) closest to the shield (160) and two arms (169, 168) that are... Agent:
20110160770 - Nerve treatment apparatus and method: Nerve treatment/mobilization apparatuses are configured to mobilize a user's peripheral nervous system. The nerve treatment apparatus includes a back support, a pair of force applying members and a neck cradle. Additional optional attachments include upper body nerve mobilization tracks and a lower peripheral nerve mobilization device.... Agent:
20110160771 - Flexible spine fixing structure: A flexible spine fixing structure for fixing to a first vertebra and a second vertebra includes a first flexible element and a second flexible element. The first flexible element includes a first flexible part, a first fixing part and a second fixing part. The first fixing part and the second... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110160772 - Systems and methods for performing spinal fusion: Described herein are methods, devices and systems for performing an interspinous fusion, in particular for performing an interspinous fusion unilaterally. In general an interspinous fusion system may include a first fixation plate configured to couple to a first lateral side of a spinous process, a rod extending from the first... Agent:
20110160773 - Bone-derived spacer assembly: An allograft interspinous spacer for implantation into an interspinous space located between spinous process of adjacent vertebrae. The spacer preferably includes a body, a core and a plurality of deployable retainers. The body may be operatively associated with the plurality of deployable retainers. In use, after the body has been... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110160774 - Spinal stabilization systems: Spinal stabilizing elements and spinal stabilization systems composed of spinal stabilizing elements in combination with disc prostheses or disc nucleus replacements are provided. The stabilizing elements and stabilization systems are designed to preserve the natural mobility of vertebral discs and facet joints in patients with facet joint disease or patients... Agent:
20110160775 - Locking device and method employing a posted member to control positioning of a stabilization member of a bone stabilization system: A locking device and method are provided for a bone stabilization system which includes a bone anchor, a coupling mechanism and a stabilization member, wherein the coupling mechanism couples the stabilization member to the bone anchor. The locking device includes a seating member and a posted member. The seating member... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110160776 - Apparatus and method for body tissue fixation: A body tissue fixation apparatus includes a plate having oppositely disposed outer and tissue-contacting surfaces, and at least one fixation hole extending between the outer and tissue-contacting surfaces along a longitudinal axis. The fixation hole is defined in part by an inner hole surface having at least one serration. The... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20110160777 - System and methods of maintaining space for augmentation of the alveolar ridge: An implantable screw for maintaining space during bone grafting procedures is provided, where the screw has a highly-polished contoured head having a region adapted to support soft tissue, a threaded shaft and a tip adapted to penetrate bone tissue. Also provided, a device combining multiple implantable screws in series in... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110160779 - Bone fixation assembly: The present invention is directed an anchor assembly for use in spinal fixation to interconnect a longitudinal spinal rod with a patient's vertebra. The anchor assembly preferably includes a bone anchor (10), a body (20) with a rod-receiving channel, an insert member (40) (preferably a bushing), and a locking cap... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110160778 - Poly-axial implant fixation system: A fixation system comprises a rod, a fastener including a head and an elongated shank, a yoke and an insert. The yoke includes opposite arms defining a slot to receive the rod, an opening to receive the shank, a surface for supporting the fastener head, and a cross bore through... Agent: Nexxt Spine, LLC06/23/2011 > 112 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories. invention type
20110152844 - Docking station with temperature control and electronic identification system: Disclosed is an exemplary surgical system employing a temperature controlled docking station. The surgical system may include an articulating arm that is selectively moveable within a range of positions. A tray for receiving items used in performing a procedure may be attached to the articulating arm. The docking station may... Agent:
20110152845 - Stabilized retinal imaging with adaptive optics: A system provides an optical image of an object. A first module tracks a reference feature of the object. A second module includes a source for an imaging beam, a scanning device to move the imaging beam along a portion of the object and a detection device receives a signal... Agent:
20110152846 - Vision correction system and operating method thereof: A vision correction system and an operating method thereof are provided. The vision correction system includes an evaluation device and a correction device. The evaluation device scans an eyeball of a person and records a spherical curvature of a cornea of the eyeball as an evaluation data. The correction device... Agent: Kera Harvest Inc.
20110152849 - Cryogenic system and method of use: A cryogenic medical device for delivery of subcooled liquid cryogen to various configurations of cryoprobes is designed for the treatment of damaged, diseased, cancerous or other unwanted tissues. The device is a closed or semi-closed system in which the liquid cryogen is contained in both the supply and return stages.... Agent:
20110152848 - Temperature controller for a cryoprobe, cryosurgical device having a temperature controller, and method for regulating the temperature of a cryoprobe: A cryosurgical apparatus with a temperature regulator. For better therapeutic success, it is desirable to set the temperature applied to a cryosurgical instrument as exactly as possible. Conventional apparatuses have corresponding temperature sensors allowing the regulation of the cooling power in the cryosurgical instrument such that the cooling power corresponds... Agent:
20110152851 - Cryo-surgical systems and methods of using the same: A cryo-surgical system may comprise a container containing a refrigerant, a delivery tube having a first end configured to be in flow communication with the container and a second end opposite the first end. The system may further include a plurality of flexible finger portions disposed proximate a second end... Agent:
20110152850 - Devices and methods for dispensing a cryogenic fluid: Self-contained disposable cryosurgical devices dispense a cryogenic fluid, such as a stream of liquid nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide or argon. The cryosurgical devices include a container, including a reservoir containing a cryogenic fluid, a flow passage configured to receive the cryogenic fluid from the reservoir, a valve assembly configured in... Agent:
20110152852 - Thermochemical ablation system using heat from delivery of electrophiles: Thermochemical ablation techniques may provide ablation of bodily tissue using chemical reaction energy. The chemical reaction energy is provided by chemical reactions including a highly reactive electrophilic reagent provided to a target tissue location.... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota
20110152855 - Delivery devices with coolable energy emitting assemblies: Systems, delivery devices, and methods to treat to ablate, damage, or otherwise affect tissue. The treatment systems are capable of delivering a coolable ablation assembly that ablates targeted tissue without damaging non-targeted tissue. The coolable ablation assembly damages nerve tissue to temporarily or permanently decrease nervous system input.... Agent:
20110152853 - Microwave ablation system with dielectric temperature probe: An electromagnetic surgical ablation system having a generator adapted to selectively provide surgical ablation energy to an ablation probe, and methods of operating same, are disclosed. The system includes a controller operatively coupled to the generator, and a tissue sensor probe operatively coupled to the controller. The tissue sensor provides... Agent:
20110152854 - Sensing contact of ablation catheter using differential temperature measurements: Tissue ablation is carried out using insertion tube having at least one ablation electrode, a first temperature sensor disposed on the distal portion sufficiently proximate the ablation electrode to detect heat generated during the ablation procedure, a second temperature sensor disposed on the distal portion sufficiently distant from the ablation... Agent:
20110152856 - Estimation and mapping of ablation volume: Tissue ablation systems and methods are provided, wherein a cardiac catheter incorporates a pressure detector for sensing a mechanical force against the distal tip when engaging an ablation site. Responsively to the pressure detector, a controller computes an ablation volume according to relationships between the contact pressure against the site,... Agent:
20110152857 - Apparatus and methods for electrophysiology procedures: Methods and apparatus in accordance with at least some of the present disclosure employ a measured heat transfer property to evaluate electrode/tissue contact. Methods and apparatus in accordance with at least some of the present disclosure employ the relationship between impedance measurements and sub-surface temperature to control power.... Agent:
20110152860 - Adjustable clamp systems and methods: Tissue treatment systems include an actuator handle assembly coupled with a clamp assembly having a first jaw mechanism and a second jaw mechanism. A first jaw mechanism includes a first flexible boot, a first flexible ablation member coupled with the first flexible boot, and a first rotatable jawbone disposed within... Agent: Estech, Inc. (endoscopic Technologies, Inc.)
20110152858 - Surgical instrument comprising an electrode: A surgical instrument can comprise two positive electrodes positioned along a first line, and two negative electrodes positioned along a second line, wherein the first line can be perpendicular to the second line. The positive electrodes can be positioned further away from a central axis than the negative electrodes in... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110152859 - Surgical instrument comprising an electrode: A surgical instrument can comprise a first electrode, a second electrode, and a retractable sheath. At least one of the electrodes can comprise an insulative jacket extending along the length thereof which can comprise a tissue stop for limiting the progression of the electrode into tissue. In various embodiments, a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110152861 - Surgical system for connecting body tissue: In order to so improve a surgical system for connecting body tissue, comprising a surgical instrument having two tool elements movable relative to each other, each of which comprises a high-frequency electrode, the high-frequency electrodes, in an approach position of the tool elements, defining a minimum distance from each other,... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20110152862 - Device for producing anastomoses and coagulation electrode: A device for producing anastomoses between first and second hollow organs, each having inner and outer surfaces. The device comprises a sleeve with an electrode arrangement, over which the first hollow organ is placed such that its inner surface comes to lie on a outermost surface of the sleeve, and... Agent:
20110152863 - Encapsulated screw locking system: The present invention discloses a system for securing at least one elongate fastener to an implant. At least one adhesive capsule is inserted in a recess preferably located along a longitudinal axis of the implant. The at least one adhesive capsule may be inserted in the recess and held in... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20110152864 - Bone fixation system: A bone fixation system comprises a first fixation device. The first fixation device comprises a first longitudinally extending bone insertion blade having an orienting portion, and a first plate extending transversely from the first bone insertion blade and positionable along a surface of a bone. The bone fixation system further... Agent:
20110152865 - Implantable mesh for musculoskeletal trauma, orthopedic reconstruction and soft tissue repair: Biocompatible mesh materials are employed to make implants for repairing or replacing a bone or for soft tissue repair. The mesh materials can be comprised of bioabsorbable materials, non-bioabsorbable materials or bioabsorbable and non-bioabsorbable materials. Pharmaceutical actives, bone growth enhancers and the like can be combined with the implants.... Agent: Biodynamics LLC
20110152867 - Articulating tool and methods of using: Disclosed are embodiments of an articulating tool having a head that articulates and is capable of maintaining an angle for drilling or placing a fastener into a bone. The articulating tool includes a housing, an articulating head, a rotatable drive shaft, and a driver tip connected to the distal shaft... Agent:
20110152869 - Bone resurfacing system and method: The present disclosure relates to bone resurfacing. One embodiment includes a method for preparing an implant site in bone, comprising establishing a first working axis extending from said bone; establishing a second working axis extending from said bone, the second working axis is displaced from the first working axis; creating... Agent: Arthrosurface, Inc.
20110152866 - Intraosseous injection system: Apparatus and method for injecting a fluid through perforated gingiva (24), through perforated cortical bone (28) covered by gingiva (24), and into cancellous bone (30). The method utilizes a bone bit (10) and a sealing injector (40). Bit (10) consists of a perforator (12) for forming a small diameter conduit... Agent:
20110152868 - Method, device, and system for shaving and shaping of a joint: Described herein are methods and devices useful for reaming and shaping the surfaces of a joint in a mammalian body. The reaming and shaping devices and methods are particularly useful in preparation of a joint for a minimally invasive joint replacement or resurfacing, though they may he used as part... Agent:
20110152870 - Retrograde delivery of resurfacing devices: A method according to one embodiment may provide access to an articular surface of a bone. The method includes forming a passage through at least a portion of the bone. The passage provides an opening in the articular surface. The method further includes inserting a tether through the passage. The... Agent: Arthrosurface Incorporated
20110152953 - Surgical guide instrument and method for working the articular processes of vertebral bodies: A surgical guide instrument for use on the articular processes of vertebral bodies. At the distal end of the guide instrument, there are two plier heads, which are designed for a plier movement relative to each other. A guide rail is provided, which defines a guide axis for a reamer.... Agent: Deru Gmbh
20110152952 - Surgical implant insertion apparatus and method: A surgical implant insertion device including an inner shaft; shaft threading coupled to the inner shaft; a rotating knob including a channel bored therethrough and internal threading lining the channel, where the internal threading configured to mate with the shaft threading; an actuator including an actuator body and a translation... Agent: Custom Spine, Inc.
20110152955 - Bone separator: A bone spreader includes two tubular pin holders which are connected to one another by a parallel guide system, and two pins that are configured to be connected to the bone parts that are to be spread apart. In order to give the bone parts that are to be spread... Agent: Cervitech, Inc.
20110152954 - Broach handle with flexure spring: An instrument for holding a surgical tool or bone implant includes a handle with a bearing surface formed in one end for engaging the surgical tool. An elastically deformable plate is mounted on the handle body the plate having a catch element formed on a leading end thereof adapted to... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20110152871 - Surgical guide system using an active robot arm: In this invention, there is provided a system which can visually indicate to the surgeon an ideal angle for the acetabular cup during a total hip replacement procedure, wherein the system uses a robotic system which orients an elongated guide at the preferred axis for the acetabular cup.... Agent:
20110152872 - Intraocular lens injector including a shaped spring: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector comprising an injector body having a lumen defined by a lumen wall, and a plunger adapted to slide within the lumen. The plunger is coupled to a spring having a plurality of coils, the plurality comprising at least one coil of a first outer diameter... Agent:
20110152873 - Methods and apparatus for inserting an intraocular lens into an eye: Apparatus and methodology for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) into an eye. The apparatus includes a cartridge for holding an IOL and a handpiece with a body member for receiving the cartridge, an injector rod that is receivable by the body member, and a drive mechanism that longitudinally oscillates the... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20110152874 - Balloon dilational chest tube method and system: A method and system for inserting a chest tube through the chest wall of a patient into the pleural cavity. An inserter comprises an elongated tubular member and an inflatable balloon positioned at a distal end of the tubular member. A chest tube has a bore extending therethrough, and is... Agent: Cook Critical Care Incorporated
20110152875 - Sinus tube: The inventive sinus tube provide a non-surgical approach to sinus disease. The tube once inserted in the ostia of a paranasal sinus provides the proper aeration and drainage of the sinus cavity. The tube stops the cycle of inflammation, stasis, infection, and continued inflammation associated with sinus disease. The tubes... Agent: Entrigue Surgical, Inc.
20110152876 - Tool for affixing a mark driving a rotation of the punch used to pierce the skin of the animal: The invention relates to a tool for placing a mark for animal marking, said mark combining by nesting: a male portion (2), including a rod defining a fitting axis and enabling the guidance of an awl (11) for piercing the skin of the animal, and a female portion (5), including... Agent: Allflex Europe
20110152877 - Neurostimulating lead having a stent-like anchor: A neurostimulating lead having a stent-like anchor is described. A distal portion of the lead is mounted to an exterior of an expandable, stent-like lead anchor. The stent-like lead anchor is formed from a superelastic material and is adapted to transition from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration upon... Agent:
20110152883 - Apparatus systems and methods for flushing gas from a catheter of a robotic catheter system: Apparatus, systems and methods for flushing a lumen of a catheter instrument to reduce or eliminate bubbles within the lumen. An interface valve is adapted for attachment to a proximal end of the catheter instrument and can receive a working instrument for insertion into the he catheter instrument lumen. A... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110152882 - Catheter control system and graphical user interface: A remote workstation for the control of percutaneous intervention devices is provided. The remote workstation includes a control system for remotely and independently controlling at least two percutaneous intervention devices. The control system includes at least one input device to control the percutaneous intervention devices. The control system controls movement... Agent: Corindus Inc.
20110152881 - Control portion of and device for remotely controlling an articulating surgical instrument: A remotely controlled surgical device control portion comprises a user moveable bi-directional trigger, a finger loop disposed within the trigger, and a flange coupled to the finger loop. The trigger is configured for receiving a motion input in opposing first and second directions. The motion input is for controlling an... Agent:
20110152880 - Flexible and steerable elongate instruments with torsion control: An instrument for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures includes an elongate body and a support member disposed within or along the elongate body. The support member is configured to support steering, articulation, and angular rotational movement of the elongate body, provide torsion control, and support precise and accurate placement of... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110152879 - Instrument wrist with cycloidal surfaces: An instrument wrist uses members having epicycloidal and hypocycloidal surfaces to bear loads and preserve a separation of reference points in the same manner as circles rolling on each other. The cycloidal surfaces can be uniform, stepped, or blended and can be arranged to ensure geared motion of members without... Agent:
20110152878 - Interface systems for aiding clinicians in controlling and manipulating at least one endoscopic surgical instrument and a cable controlled guide tube system: Interface systems for interfacing between at least one endoscopic surgical instrument and a cable-controlled guide tube system. Various embodiments include at least one surgical tool docking assembly that is supportable relative to the cable-controlled guide tube system. The surgical tool docking assembly may comprise a cable drive assembly that is... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110152884 - Tilting prevention for depilating devices: A depilating device (14) for depilating hair (12) from a surface (10) of a skin (11) comprises a housing (16) and a depilating member (18) arranged in said housing. In operation, said depilating member has an effective depilating action when positioned within a predetermined range of angular positions (5) relative... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110152886 - Applicator and tissue fastening method through natural orifice: The applicator related to the present invention is provided with a flexible sheath longer than the overall length of an instrument channel of a flexible endoscope; an operation part used outside the instrument channel; a deployed section that can be made to protrude from the front end of the sheath... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20110152885 - System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone: A system and method for attaching soft tissue to bone is provided. In general, the apparatus includes an expandable body that is configured to expand into bone, and an expander pin that is adapted to be driven into the expandable body. The device can also include a tissue attachment apparatus... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20110152887 - Medical devices with detachable pivotable jaws: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for engaging tissue, e.g. for clipping tissue, closing a perforation or performing hemostasis. Generally, the medical system including a housing, first and second jaws rotatable relative to the housing, a driver, and an elongate drive wire. The elongate drive wire may be disconnected... Agent: Wilson-cook Medical Inc.
20110152888 - Medical instrument for setting tissue clips: A proctological instrument is disclosed comprising an instrument handle to which at its proximal end a bending-resistant tubular shaft is mounted at the distal end of which a cap is fixed or formed to which a tissue clip adapted to be withdrawn from the cap by means of a releasing... Agent: Ovesco Endoscopy Ag
20110152890 - Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive abdominal surgical procedures: Methods, systems, devices and assemblies are provided for treating a patient by: making an incision or puncture though the patient's skin over the abdominal cavity; establishing an initial tract through an opening formed by the incision or puncture; advancing an instrument through the tract; contacting a distal end portion of... Agent:
20110152889 - Wound closure device: A wound closure device for promoting hemostasis includes a polyhedral body comprising a proximal body end portion and a distal body end portion, including a suture channel horizontally extending through the proximal and distal body end portions, the suture channel containing proximal and distal suture channel openings. An actuator system... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110152891 - Medical devices and methods for suturing tissue: Medical devices and methods are disclosed for suturing tissue, that may be employed endoscopically and/or laparoscopically, and that offer simple, reliable and controllable placement of suture around a perforation for complete closure thereof. One embodiment of the medical system generally includes an endcap having first and second arms, a needle,... Agent: Wilson-cook Medical Inc.
20110152892 - 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:
20110152893 - Suture organizer: A suture organizer to maintain a plurality of sutures attached to a patient during a surgical procedure or operation in position relative to each other during the surgical procedure or operation comprising a hemostat retainer including a hemostat retainer member having a plurality of grooves formed in the surface thereof... Agent:
20110152894 - Suture organizer: A suture organizer to maintain a plurality of sutures attached to a patient during a surgical procedure or operation in position relative to each other during the surgical procedure or operation comprising a hemostat retainer including a hemostat retainer member to receive and retain the finger hole or thumb hole... Agent:
20110152895 - Apparatus for clamping an organ during surgery: This invention is a surgical clamp for the purpose of occluding the kidney or other organ and thereby obtaining a bloodless surgical field, while allowing the majority of the organ to remain normally perfused. Previous approaches are limited in ability to provide sufficient clamping force without damaging the oran. The... Agent:
20110152897 - Hernia patch with removable resilient element: The invention provides, in certain aspects, grafting devices deliverable into the body for repairing defects in bodily structure walls. One such grafting device comprises a compliant sheet-form material, and a removable resilient element that is retained in association with the sheet-form material. In some forms, the resilient element is adapted... Agent:
20110152896 - Patch plug for extended coverage during and after hernia surgery and method of anchoring patch plug: A system and method for repairing hernias in humans. The system includes a surgical mesh onlay patch to which a conical mesh plug is mounted. The mesh plug is elastic to permit the pre-compressed plug to be inserted into the deep inguinal ring and then expand upon release, which seats... Agent:
20110152898 - Tissue engineered constructs: The present invention relates to a field of biocompatible membranes, tubes and conduits which comprising a photosensitizer which is capable of being crosslinked to form a three dimensional structure which can be implanted into a subject to assist in tissue bonding and nerve maintenance and development. Methods of making such... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20110152899 - Obesity treatment tools and methods: Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a... Agent: Satiety, Inc.
20110152900 - Surgical string applicator for anastomosis surgery and method of use: A surgical string applicator and the method of use for anastomosis surgery are provided. The surgical string applicator includes an elongate shaft, a string applying assembly including a pair of opposing jaws connected to a distal end of the shaft, one or more jaws including one or more grooves along... Agent: Unique Surgical Innovations, LLC
20110152901 - Implantable port with vibratory feedback: A system includes an adjustable gastric band coupled with an injection port. The port includes sensors, a plate beneath a septum, and a vibration generator in communication with the sensors. A first sensor detects palpation through a patient's skin when the injection port is implanted in the patient. The vibration... Agent:
20110152902 - Method for anchoring occlusion plug: A method for occluding a body vessel in a patient to block or reduce blood flow therethrough includes puncturing a blood vessel wall at a proximal vessel entry site with a hollow needle and extending the needle through the proximal entry site into the vessel lumen. The needle is extended... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110152903 - Surgical instrument: A vascular clamp, has an operating mechanism, and an actuating tool. The vascular clamp is grasped using a detachable operating mechanism, wherein an actuating tool that can be slid in and out is able to open and close the jaws of the grasped vascular clamp. The vascular clamp includes a... Agent: Cardiomedical Gmbh
20110152905 - Balloon with scoring member: A circumferentially and longitudinally continuous scoring structure having a diameter in an initial unrestrained state that is smaller than a deflated diameter of the balloon is disposed around an outer surface of the balloon in an expanded configuration. The scoring structure continually exerts a radially inward compressive force against the... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110152908 - Catheter including composite guide and methods for use and manufacturing of the same: A catheter assembly includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. A manifold assembly is coupled with a proximal catheter portion. A manifold lumen extends through the manifold assembly, and the manifold lumen includes an assembly cavity extending around the proximal catheter portion. A fluid jet loop is coupled with... Agent: Medrad, Inc.
20110152904 - Cutting device and method of vessel harvesting: Embodiments of the invention provide a cutting device and method of vessel harvesting. The cutting device can include at least one tubular member, a cutting element, and a centering member. The cutting device can include at least one tubular member with a flexible section and a cutting element. The method... Agent: Scottsdale Medical Devices, Inc.
20110152906 - Devices, systems, and methods for debulking restenosis of a blood vessel: Devices, systems, and methods are employed to restore patency to arterial lesions, e.g., by debulking restenosis in a blood vessel or within a stent or coil.... Agent: Atheromed, Inc.
20110152907 - Devices, systems, and methods for performing atherectomy including delivery of a bioactive material: Devices, systems, and methods are employed to perform an atherectomy in an identified region to restore patency to arterial lesions. A bioactive material is introduced into the identified region before, after or during performing the atherectomy. The bioactive material can be introduced, e.g., on a balloon coated with the bioactive... Agent: Atheromed, Inc.
20110152909 - Oral care implement multiple soft tissue cleaner components: An oral care implement with a soft tissue cleaner. The inventive oral care implement comprises different kinds of soft tissue cleaners that offer expanded in-mouth cleaning. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a handle; a head having a structural body having a front surface... Agent: Colgate-palmolive Company
20110152910 - Visual obturator with tip openings: The present disclosure relates to an optical obturator that facilitates the visualization of tissue therethrough during use. The optical obturator disclosed herein includes a housing that is disposed at a proximal end thereof, an elongate member that extends distally from the housing, a distal end formed of a substantially opaque... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110152911 - Electromagnetic support coil and subframe: An improved electromagnetic coil tattoo machine offers the operator the opportunity to customize the machine's structural and operating properties. An embodiment of the invention provides a tattoo machine having at least one electromagnetic support coil which may include a coil core which has threaded holes which accommodate fasteners used to... Agent:
20110152912 - Catheter having internal mechanisms to encourage balloon re-folding: A balloon catheter that comprises an inner shaft, a balloon and a sleeve that defines a lumen. A portion of the inner shaft is positioned within the lumen and the balloon is engaged to the sleeve at least two engagement points.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110152913 - Tissue expanders and methods of use: Tissue expanders and their methods of use.... Agent:
20110152914 - Less traumatic method of delivery of mesh-based devices into human body: In some embodiments, a method includes extending a dilator into a body of a patient in a first direction such that a distal end portion of the dilator extends from the body. The dilator defines a lumen therethrough. At least a portion of the dilator is disposed within the body... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
20110152915 - Hemostatic stabilization system: A hemostatic stabilization system for hemostatically accessing a bodily organ includes a hemostatic cup and a hemostatic port. The hemostatic cup includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a wall extending therebetween. The hemostatic cup also includes a tissue attachment edge at the distal end, and a sealing surface... Agent:
20110152920 - Embolectomy device: It is one object of the present invention to provide a device for extracting a clot from a blood vessel in a non fragmented manner, comprising: 1. an endless wire coupled to a spring-like helical member having a plurality of loops; said loops are positioned at an angle A relatively... Agent: Rapid Medical Ltd.
20110152916 - Intravascular filter restraining device: A filtering device includes a filter that captures embolic material, a plurality of biased support struts that expand outwardly to deploy the filter, and a restraining mechanism. The restraining mechanism applies a restraining force that prevents the plurality of biased support struts from expanding outwardly to deploy the filter. An... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110152917 - Intravascular filter restraining device: A filtering device includes a filter that captures embolic material, a plurality of biased support struts that expand outwardly to deploy the filter, and a restraining mechanism. The restraining mechanism applies a restraining force that prevents the plurality of biased support struts from expanding outwardly to deploy the filter and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110152918 - Reversible vascular filter devices and methods for using same: The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a vascular filter device for capturing dislodged blood clots within a vessel. The vascular filter device includes an expandable framework for securing the device within a vessel. The device also a pathway extending through the framework. The device further includes at least one... Agent: Pavilion Medical Innovations
20110152919 - Reversible vascular filter devices and methods for using same: The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a vascular filter device for capturing dislodged blood clots within a vessel. The vascular filter device includes an expandable framework for securing the device within a vessel. The device also includes a pathway extending through the framework. The device further includes at least... Agent: Pavilion Medical Innovations
20110152921 - Adjustable nasal passage expander: An article to improve nasal passage air flow may be a strip that comprises a flexible resilient material, and has a first end and a second end, and a top surface and a bottom surface, with at least a portion of the bottom surface at the first end of the... Agent:
20110152922 - Tool for minimally invasive surgery and method for using the same: The present invention relates to an easy-to-control tool for minimally invasive surgery and a method for using the same. In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a tool for minimally invasive surgery and a method for using the same comprising, a main shaft, a first... Agent:
20110152923 - Incision closure device: A surgical instrument which can be inserted into an incision in a patient's stomach, wherein tissue-engaging members positioned within a lumen can be deployed therefrom and can engage the stomach wall surrounding the incision. Once engaged with the stomach wall, the tissue-engaging members can be retracted back into the instrument... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110152924 - Oxidized regenerated cellulose adhesive tape: A novel ORC adhesive tape is disclosed. Specifically, the ORC adhesive tape is useful as an alternative to conventional mechanical and non-mechanical wound closure means. The ORC tape has a tape substrate made from neutralized ORC and it contains an adhesive composition such as a bioabsorbable alpha-cyanoacrylate.... Agent:
20110152925 - Skin preparation that immobilizes bacteria: Skin sealants are usually applied over skin preps to seal the skin and hold any remaining bacteria in place prior to surgical incisions. This sealant is generally left on the skin after surgery. This two step process is time consuming, as each layer must dry before the next one is... Agent:
20110152926 - Needle coating formulation having lubricity and durability: A medical device coated with a novel lubricious coating is disclosed. The coating contains a pre-oxidized hydrophobic polymer, a cross-linking agent, a silicone or siloxane polymer, a slip agent and a catalyst.... Agent:
20110152927 - Knotless suture device: A knotted suture device is disclosed. The device may have a surgical needle attached to one or both ends of the suture. The device has a plurality of loops formed by knots. An anchor member is attached to the device. The device when used in a surgical procedure can be... Agent:
20110152928 - Reattachment of tissue to base tissue: An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue without the use of... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20110152930 - Suture anchor inserter: An inserter for inserting a suture anchor into bone. The inserter has external markings that uniquely identify the orientations and the relative longitudinal positions of at least two suture passages through a suture anchor releasably engaged with the inserter. The markings assist a surgeon in determining a preferred placement and... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20110152929 - System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone: A system and method for attaching soft tissue to bone is provided. In general, the apparatus includes an expandable body that is configured to expand into bone, and an expander pin that is adapted to be driven into the expandable body. The device can also include a tissue attachment apparatus... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20110152931 - Spinal three-dimensional orthopedic equipment: A spinal three-dimensional orthopedic equipment includes a frame for fixing an operation means and a drive device, a front board member and it's drive device fixed on the frame, a back board member and a middle board member as well as their drive devices fixed on the frame, and a... Agent:
20110152932 - Flexible spine fixing structure: A flexible spine fixing structure is provided. The flexible spine fixing structure is used for fixing adjacent two or more vertebras. The flexible spine fixing structure comprises a first flexible part, a first fixing part and a second fixing part. The first fixing part and the second fixing part are... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110152933 - Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization: A method and apparatus of limiting at least one degree of movement between a superior vertebrae and an inferior vertebrae of a patient includes advancing a distal end of a stabilization device into a pedicle of the inferior vertebrae. A proximal portion of the stabilization device is positioned such that... Agent: Interventional Spine, Inc.
20110152934 - Transconnector for coupling first and second spinal fixation elements: Transconnector devices and methods of use are provided. A transconnector device has the capability of connecting to elongate spinal fixation elements having various cross-sectional dimensions. The transconnector device is adjustable in three degrees of freedom and is curved to ensure that it maintains a minimum distance posterior of the dura... Agent:
20110152935 - Device for dynamic posterior stabilisation matching the anatomic lordosis: The invention relates to a device (2) for dynamic posterior stabilisation that matches the anatomic lordosis and combines rigid means and viscoelastic means housed in a casing (21), including: a mobile piston rod (20) comprising a piston head at the end thereof; a viscoelastic shock-absorbing unit (23) having a convex... Agent:
20110152936 - Directional vertebral rod: A vertebral rod includes a first elongated section having a first thinned portion. A second elongated section has a second thinned portion. An intermediate section has a flat, thin configuration, and is connected with and disposed between the first section and the second section. The flat, thin configuration of the... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110152938 - Apparatus and system for vertebrae stabilization and curvature correction, and methods of making and using same: An apparatus and system useful as a stabilization or correction system for a spinal column. A threaded rod is used that can be straight, rigid, bent or flexible depending on the verterbrae condition to be addressed. The rod may be bent or flexible to achieve varying degrees of lordosis (backward... Agent:
20110152939 - Apparatus and system for vertebrae stabilization and curvature correction, and methods of making and using same: An apparatus and system useful as a stabilization or correction system for a spinal column. A threaded rod is used that can be straight, rigid, bent or flexible depending on the vertebrae condition to be addressed. The rod may be bent or flexible to achieve varying degrees of lordosis (backward... Agent:
20110152940 - Methods of spinal fixation and instrumentation: A method for performing spinal fixation and instrumentation. A first incision may be made through the skin and a passageway may be created to the spine. A screw may be inserted through the passageway and into a vertebrae. The screw may have a head portion including a channel. An insertion... Agent:
20110152937 - Surgical implants for selectively controlling spinal motion segments: Elongated connecting elements include bodies having composite cross-sections defining a first resistance to bending about a first bending axis and a second resistance to bending about a second bending axis that is transverse to the first bending axis. The cross-section also includes intermediate bending axes between the first and second... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110152941 - Extra-discal assembly for interverterbral stabilisation for arthrodesis: The invention relates to an assembly that includes: at least two rods (10, 20) capable of interacting with at least two different vertebrae; at least two pairs of jaws (50, 60, 70, 80), each pair of jaws being arranged in the vicinity of a corresponding rod; at least two slides... Agent:
20110152942 - Method and apparatus for using a multi-hinged longitudinal member: A method and apparatus for using a multi-hinged longitudinal member including providing the multi-hinged longitudinal member, including a primary first hinge component pair; and an auxiliary first hinge component pair; providing a primary control device including: a primary control arm pair; and a primary second hinge component pair; providing an... Agent: Custom Spine, Inc.
20110152943 - Bone plate and tool assembly and method for use thereof: A bone plate and tool assembly serves to facilitate realignment of a fractured bone itself, realignment of the fractured bone with respect to a bone or bones adjacent thereto, and placement of the bone plate. The bone plate and tool assembly includes a bone plate and a tool removably attached... Agent:
20110152945 - Bone fastening assembly: A bone fastening assembly for use with a screw and including a bone plate and a bushing having a bore adapted for receiving the screw. The bone plate has a substantially planar portion and is provided with a hole in the portion for receiving the bushing. The portion of the... Agent: Anthem Orthopaedics, LLC
20110152944 - Bone screw retaining system: An implant has a bone plate with a bone contacting surface and an opposite outwardly facing surface. The plate includes a split-ring receiving recess open to the outwardly facing surface located intermediate first and second bone screw receiving openings in the plate. The first and second bone screw receiving openings... Agent: Stryker Spine
20110152946 - Flexible maxillo-mandibular fixation device: A system for achieving maxillo-mandibular fixation includes a bone fixation device including a bone fixation body formed from a plurality of links. The links define corresponding crests and valleys so as to impart flexibility into the bone fixation body. Thus, the bone fixation body can be aligned with the dental... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110152947 - Spinal implant locking member with improved guidance, tactile and visual feedback: An implant having a receiver that is adapted to receive a polyaxial screw in the bore and either an internal or external cap. The cap can be an external or internal cap and the implant further has at least one locking aid in the form of at least one of... Agent: X-spine Systems, Inc.
20110152949 - Bone anchoring device: A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element including a shaft and a head; a receiving part including a first end and a second end, and having a channel for receiving a rod near the first end, and an accommodation space for accommodating the head near the second end; and... Agent:
20110152950 - Spinal implant: This disclosure relates to a spinal implant that can provisionally retain a rod in an assembly head without having to first lock the rod relative to the assembly head. The spinal implant has a clip insert structured to retain the rod in the assembly head. The clip insert has a... Agent:
20110152948 - Triple lead bone screw: A pedicle screw assembly, including: a bone screw having a head portion and a thread portion, wherein the thread portion includes an axial shaft and a triple lead thread disposed about the axial shaft; and a rod retention member selectively coupled to the head portion of the bone screw. Optionally,... Agent:
20110152951 - Arch bars for use in maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics: A dental arch bar system includes upper and lower dental arch bars having movable transverse arms and ligature connectors. Fasteners secure the transverse arms to a subject's maxilla and mandible. Ligatures are secured around upper and lower ligature connectors to achieve intermaxillary fixation. A method is also disclosed for using... Agent:06/16/2011 > 78 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories. invention type
20110144627 - Multi-spot laser probe: A multi-spot/multi-fiber laser probe is provided that includes a first adapter; a GRIN lens within the first adapter, the GRIN lens configured to receive a laser beam from a laser source at a proximal end of the GRIN lens and to relay the received laser beam towards a distal end... Agent:
20110144629 - Method for complementing conventional vision correction with laser correction of the cornea: A system and method for reshaping the cornea of an eye with a laser that also incorporates a subsequent compensation for residual vision aberrations. A diagnostic unit obtains a pre-op prescription for the eye and predicts an induced refractive shift resulting from laser treatment. Based on this data, a preview... Agent:
20110144628 - System for refractive ophthalmological surgery: A system for refractive ophthalmological surgery, in particular LASIK, has—in addition to the ablation laser and, where appropriate, further optical guidance means (18, 30)—a device (34) for optical coherence tomography as an integrated component, in order to make available results of measurement acquired with this device either for the purpose... Agent: Wavelight Gmbh
20110144630 - Fiber optic device with controlled reuse: A fiber optic device includes an optical fiber passing through a handpiece that defines an internal passageway with an apertured endwall at a distal end of the passageway. A portion of the optical fiber is disposed within the passageway, and a stop member, such as a rigid sheath, within the... Agent:
20110144631 - Subdermal cryogenic remodeling of muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and/or adipose tissue (fat): Devices, systems, and methods treat cosmetic defects, and often apply cooling with at least one tissue-penetrating probe inserted through of the skin of a patient. The cooling may remodel one or more target tissue so as to effect a desired change in a composition of the target tissue and/or a... Agent: Myoscience, Inc.
20110144632 - Flooded liquefaction hand piece engine: In various embodiments, an ophthalmic handpiece may include a handpiece body with a pulse chamber and flooded engine compartment configured to receive fluid from a surgical console through a fluid inlet port. Heated pulses from the pulse chamber and cooler fluid from the flooded engine compartment may flow through a... Agent:
20110144634 - Method and apparatus for diagnosing and treating neural dysfunction: A method and apparatus for diagnosing and treating neural dysfunction is disclosed. This device has the capability of delivering the therapeutic electrical energy to more than one treatment electrode simultaneously. In another exemplary embodiment, this device can perform EMG testing both before and after the therapeutic energy has been delivered,... Agent: Neurotherm, Inc.
20110144633 - Pre-formed curved ablation catheter: A medical device includes an insertion tube, having a longitudinal axis and having a distal end adapted for insertion through a body passage into a cavity within a body of a patient. An electrode is located on the distal end of the insertion tube and is configured to contact tissue... Agent:
20110144635 - System and method for tissue sealing: An electrosurgical system includes an energy source adapted to supply energy to tissue. The energy source includes a microprocessor configured to execute a tissue treatment algorithm configured to control the supply of electrosurgical energy to tissue and process a configuration file including at least one parameter of the tissue treatment... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110144636 - Universal surgical function control system: A control system includes a selector by which a user can select any of a number of surgical devices or similar devices for use and a processor system responsive to user actuation of a foot control or other central control by controlling the selected device. Each device has an associated... Agent:
20110144639 - Catheter with helical electrode: An invasive probe includes an insertion tube containing a lumen for providing an irrigation fluid and comprising a distal portion having a plurality of perforations therethrough providing fluid communication between the lumen and an outer surface of the insertion tube. At least one helical electrode is fitted over the distal... Agent:
20110144638 - Localized shockwave-induced tissue disruption: A high-intensity pulsed-electrical-field (HIPEF) apparatus removes ocular tissue from a localized portion of an eye by delivering one or more focused shockwaves to that tissue. In one embodiment, for example, the apparatus generates one or more electrical pulses, delivers the one or more focused shockwaves to ocular tissue by applying... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.
20110144640 - Surgical instruments including mems devices: Surgical instruments are disclosed that are couplable to or have an end effector or a disposable loading unit with an end effector, and at least one micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) device operatively connected to the surgical instrument for at least one of sensing a condition, measuring a parameter and controlling the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110144637 - Vein occlusion devices and methods for catheter-based ablation: The parameters measured by the physiologic sensor(s) provide a measure of the physiological parameters in at least a first region. The physiological parameter measured in the first region is evaluated to obtain an indication of occlusion distal to the expandable chamber. In other embodiments, measurements of the physiological parameters may... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp
20110144641 - High-intensity pulsed electric field vitrectomy apparatus: A high-intensity pulsed electric field (HIPEF) vitrectomy apparatus is disclosed. An exemplary apparatus includes a HIPEF probe comprising at least one electrode disposed at a distal end of the HIPEF probe, such that the distal end is configured for insertion into an eye. Various embodiments include a probe shaft assembled... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.
20110144642 - Method and apparatus for coagulating and/or constricting hollow anatomical structures: An energy delivering probe is used for thermally coagulating and/or constricting hollow anatomical structures (HAS) including, but not limited to, blood vessels such as perforator veins. The probe includes a shaft and at least two electrodes where at least one of the electrodes has a generally spherical or toroidal geometry.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp
20110144643 - Device for externally fixing bone fractures: A device (1) according to the invention for externally fixing broken bones (62, 62′) of a patient, particularly the extremities, comprises a support (11) composed of a plurality of joint elements (2, 2) that are stringed together, wherein said support can be disposed outside the body of the patient. The... Agent:
20110144644 - Resorptive intramedullary implant between two bones or two bone fragments: The invention relates to a resorptive intramedullary implant between two bones or two bone fragments. The implant includes a single-piece body (1) having a generally elongate shape and having, at each end, areas for anchoring to the bone portions in question, characterised in that one of said areas (A1) has... Agent: Memometal Technologies
20110144645 - Fracture fixation device, tools and methods: A bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and having a flexible state and a rigid state, a plurality of grippers disposed at longitudinally spaced locations of the elongated body, a curved rigid hub connected to the elongated body, and an actuator operably connected... Agent: Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc.
20110144646 - Bone fixation device: A bone fixation device (1) for internal fixation of bone fragments with a longitudinal axis (2) and comprising: A) a first and a second plate (3, 4) each having a lower surface (5), an upper surface (6), two lateral surfaces (22, 23), a front surface (7) axially intermediate between said... Agent: Ao Technology Ag
20110144647 - Drill guide system: A drill guide includes a first bone plate that extends along a first middle plane, and a second bone plate that extends along a second middle plane. The drill guide further includes a first articulation and a second articulation that is connected to the first articulation. The first and second... Agent:
20110144648 - Osteochondral plug graft trimming device and method: A device for trimming an osteochondral plug graft to an implantable configuration, includes a blade assembly terminating in a configured leading cutting blade and a plug graft housing comprising a substantially longitudinal holding sleeve having a bore and oriented complementarily to the longitudinal structure of the blade assembly to receive... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110144650 - Apparatus and method for reconstructing a ligament: A system for installation of a graft ligament support block is provided. The system includes an installation tool having a holder including a shaft having a handle at a proximal end and a distal end configured for selectively engaging the graft ligament support block. The installation tool further includes a... Agent: Scandius Biomedical, Inc.
20110144649 - Disposable flex reamer: A single use intramedullary reamer comprised of a reamer head assembly and a reamer shaft. The reamer head assembly further comprising a series of reamer blades that reside in a series of surface slots that are helically oriented around the cylindrical body. The series of reamer blades are bonded with... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20110144704 - Device and method for assisting the alignment of limbs: The present invention provides a device and method for determining the mechanical axis of a patient's limb. The device comprises a light source including a main light source arranged to project a beam of light onto the limb. The beam is adjusted to describe a plane of interest, to allow... Agent: Lukemedica Pty Ltd
20110144651 - Instrument for preparing an implant support surface and associated method: An instrument for preparing a surface of a joint is provided. The glenoid surface is adapted for receiving a prosthetic component having a feature closely conforming to the surface. The prosthetic component provides a bearing surface for a head portion of a long bone. The instrument includes a guide having... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.
20110144652 - System, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation using minimally invasive surgical techiques: A pedicle screw tower having a guide chute, open at both ends, affixed to the exterior of the main body of the tower. The guide chute extends the length of the tower and is curved inwardly at its bottom such that the exit direction is at approximately 90 degrees to... Agent:
20110144653 - Injector tip for an injector device as well as injector device for introducing an intraocular lens into an eye as well as method for transporting an intraocular lens in an injector tip: The invention relates to an injector tip for an injector device for introducing an intraocular lens into an eye, which has a continuous guide channel for the intraocular lens. The guide channel in cross-section has at least in sections along a rear second half a contour development with at least... Agent:
20110144654 - System and method for storing, shipping and injecting ocular devices: A shipping system for a medical device, such as implantable lens for an eye, is provided that may be reconfigured from a shipping mode into an injection mode without manually handling the contained lens or other device. Upon manufacture, a lens may be placed within the system assembly in the... Agent: Lenstec, Inc.
20110144655 - Burr hole caps and methods of use: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a base structure adapted to be inserted within the burr hole; a lead securing member for securing the lead, the lead securing member comprising a first arm structure and a second arm structure, at least one spring loaded structure adapted to exert a force... Agent:
20110144658 - Catheter simulation and assistance system: A workstation configured for operating and simulating a robotic catheter system and interventional procedure is provided. The workstation includes a user interface configured to receive a user input and a control system operatively coupled to the user interface for remotely and independently controlling at least two percutaneous intervention devices. The... Agent: Corindus Inc.
20110144659 - N degrees-of-freedom (dof) laparoscope maneuverable system: A laparoscope including a cylindrical device of multiple degrees of freedom which can be inserted through a small surgical incision. This is accomplished by means of a series of coaxial members nested within the aforementioned cylinder, each can rotate independently and actuate a desired motion at the distal end. The... Agent: M.s.t. Medical Surgery Technologies Ltd.
20110144656 - Robotically controlled medical instrument: A medical instrument assembly comprises an elongated shaft, a tool carried by the distal end of the elongated shaft for performing a medical procedure on a patient, a plurality of controllably bendable sections spaced along the elongated shaft and disposed proximal to the tool, a plurality of actuation elements extending... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110144657 - Systems and methods for determining the likelihood of endocardial barotrauma in tissue during ablation: A method and system for determining a likelihood of barotrauma occurring in tissue during the formation of a lesion therein is provided. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU is configured to acquire at least one value of at least one component of a complex impedance between... Agent:
20110144660 - Apparatus and method for the ligation of tissue: A novel catheter-based system that ligates the left atrial appendage (LAA) on the outside of the heart, preferably using a combination of catheters and/or instruments, e.g., a guide catheter inserted into the interior of the left atrial appendage that may assist in locating the left atrial appendage and/or assist in... Agent:
20110144663 - Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device: A clip for closing a puncture hole in a blood vessel comprises a ring having a resiliently expandable circumference and a plurality of barbed prongs extending at least approximately in the same direction from one edge of the ring. A device for deploying such a clip is also described.... Agent: Abbott Vascular Inc.
20110144664 - Clip applier and methods of use: An apparatus for delivering a closure element into an opening formed in a blood vessel or other body lumen and methods for manufacturing and using same. The apparatus is configured to retain the closure element such that the closure element is disposed substantially within the apparatus. The apparatus also can... Agent: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
20110144662 - Clip devices and systems and methods for deployment: The present embodiments provide clip devices, along with systems and methods for delivering and deploying the clip devices. An exemplary clip device comprises inner and outer segments, and further has a delivery configuration, a tissue receiving configuration and a deployed configuration. A distal region of the outer segment is movable... Agent:
20110144661 - Tissue closure devices, device and systems for delivery, kits and methods therefor: The present invention relates to tissue closure devices, devices and systems for delivery, kits and methods therefor. The tissue closure devices can achieve tissue closure in lieu of compression and can be configured to be quickly deployable by an introducer or from outside the body.... Agent:
20110144665 - Surgical clip applier: Surgical clip appliers are provided and include a housing; at least one handle pivotably connected to the housing; a channel assembly extending distally from the housing; a clip carrier disposed within the channel assembly and defining a channel and a plurality of windows therein; and a plurality of clips slidably... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110144666 - Surgical apparatus: A surgical apparatus, including an instrument, a shaft part with a jaw opening at its distal end and a thread carrier guided by the shaft part displaceable from a retracted position, in which it exposes the jaw opening, and an advanced position, in which it crosses the jaw opening. A... Agent: A.m.i. Agency For Medical Innovations Gmbh
20110144668 - Closure device: A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a planar... Agent: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
20110144667 - Hernia patch: A hernia patch supporting tissue in-growth conforms to a tissue wall upon surgical installation and fixation within a patient. The hernia patch can include a base and positioning straps. The base is formed of two layers that are affixed to each other around the perimeter of the patch, for example... Agent:
20110144669 - Aneurysm cover device for embolic delivery and retention: An implant for treating brain aneurysms, especially terminal aneurysms, comprises a neck cover and elongate shaft removably secured to an embolic delivery catheter. As such, the shaft aids in directing and placing the cover at the aneurysm neck, protecting the delivery catheter from adhesion with the embolic material, and securing... Agent: Nfocus Neuromedical Inc.
20110144670 - Flow control method and device: An arterio-venous graft (16) is provided with a constriction device (20) near its arterial end. The constriction device (20) is used to reduce the flow through the AV graft under normal conditions and to relieve the constriction when high flow through the AV graft is required, such as for vascular... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20110144671 - Atherectomy device, system and method having a bi-directional distal expandable ablation element: The invention provides a rotational atherectomy system, device and method comprising a bi-directional drive shaft with a flexible ablation element disposed at the distal end of the drive shaft. The flexible ablation element comprises a first retracted position for insertion into vasculature and a second expanded position for ablation, i.e.,... Agent: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
20110144673 - Material removal device having improved material capture efficiency and methods of use: The present invention provides an improved atherectomy catheter having means for directing particles generated by a cutting element into a collection chamber. Methods of directing the cut material from a blood vessel lumen into a collection chamber are also provided.... Agent: Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc.
20110144672 - Method of using an aortic dissection septal cutting tool: The present invention relates to methods of using medical cutting tools for treating aortic septal dissections.... Agent:
20110144674 - Debridement cutting heads, methods, and systems employing reduced pressure: Apparatuses, systems, and methods involve using reduced pressure to position a portion of tissue in a cutting head and cutting the tissue to debride a tissue site. A cutting head includes a debridement conduit having a distal end and a proximal end. A portion of the debridement conduit adjacent to... Agent:
20110144676 - Medical bladed device and method for coating medical bladed device: Provided is a medical bladed device reduced in piercing resistance by coating with a silicone. Also provided is a coating method by which a satisfactory silicone coating is formed on a medical bladed device. A medical bladed device (knife (A)) having a cutting portion (1) with an edge (3) on... Agent: Mani, Inc.
20110144675 - Systems and methods for dynamic pneumatic valve driver: In various embodiments, a pneumatic system valve for a surgical console may be controlled by a controller configured to adjust a valve duty cycle (VDC) of the valve to reduce a difference between the valve's differential pressure and a desired differential pressure. In some embodiments, average differential pressures may be... Agent:
20110144680 - Coring knife: A coring knife can be used to make a circular incision. The coring knife can include an abutment that can be inserted into heart tissue. The circular incision is made by pressing the circular cutting edge of the coring knife against the abutment.... Agent: Thoratec Corporation
20110144678 - Endoscopic scissors instrument: An endoscopic scissor instrument includes an elongate hollow member and first and second scissor blades each having longitudinally angled distal features. At least one scissor blade is rotatably mounted in a clevis adjacent the distal end of the hollow member. The clevis includes a pivot mechanism and spring bias means,... Agent:
20110144677 - Methods and systems for bypassing an occlusion in a blood vessel: Methods and systems for re-entering the true lumen of a vessel after subintimally bypassing an occlusion in a blood vessel. A guidewire is positionable within a subintimal tract in a wall of the blood vessel with a distal end located beyond the occlusion. A hollow lumen of the guidewire includes... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
20110144679 - Trocar device: A surgical device is described. The surgical device may comprise a rotatable cutter configured to cut tissue for insertion of a cannula, and a first driver configured to be driven by a motor arrangement and to rotate the cutter. The surgical device may further include, for example, the cannula, at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110144681 - Trocar device: A surgical device is described. The surgical device may comprise a rotatable cutter configured to cut tissue for insertion of a cannula, and a first driver configured to be driven by a motor arrangement and to rotate the cutter. The surgical device may further include, for example, the cannula, at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110144684 - Lancing devices having depth adjustment assembly: Lancing devices are disclosed having a carriage slidably disposed within the housing and a lancet carrier configured to directly receive and hold the lancet. The lancet carrier is engaged within the carriage and movable relative to and independently of the carriage between a forward incision position and a rearward cocked... Agent: Facet Technologies, LLC
20110144683 - Pricking device for taking a blood sample: The invention relates to a pricking device (1) for taking a blood sample, comprising a movable holding device (5) for pricking means (4), means (12) for driving the movable holding device and a release device (19) for releasing the pricking movement (13) of the pricking means. When the release device... Agent:
20110144682 - Safety lancet for preventing reuse: A safety lancet for preventing reuse is provided, including an upper and lower case, moving block, guide, pressing plate, seating recess, and resilient spring. The upper case and a lower cases are coupled together with a space therein and a through-hole at the front to expose a lancet needle. The... Agent:
20110144685 - Cricothyrotomy device: A device for ventilating the upper airway of a trauma victim, and in particular to a device for performing a cricothyrotomy, including a inner and an outer catheter along with internal restraint that can expand inside the air way of a patient to anchor the device in place. An external... Agent: Governors Of The University Of Alberta
20110144686 - Shape memory polymer foams for endovascular therapies: A system for occluding a physical anomaly. One embodiment comprises a shape memory material body wherein the shape memory material body fits within the physical anomaly occluding the physical anomaly. The shape memory material body has a primary shape for occluding the physical anomaly and a secondary shape for being... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20110144688 - Devices and methods using an expandable body with internal restraint for compressing cancellous bone: Devices and methods compress cancellous bone. In one arrangement, the devices and methods make use of an expandable body that includes an internal restraint coupled to the body. The internal restraint directs expansion of the body. In one arrangement, a method for treating bone inserts the device having the internal... Agent: Kyphon SÀ Rl
20110144687 - Lateral based retractor system: An improved system for lateral based minimally invasive surgery is disclosed. More specifically, devices for use in spinal surgical procedures are disclosed that include asymmetric cross-sections which offer a reduced risk of impingement upon nerves and other tissues and the post-operative complications associated with such. Additional features including anchoring means,... Agent:
20110144689 - Occlusion device: An occlusion device includes a tubular expandable body with a frame that has a plurality of interconnected members configured to expand within a body vessel and to collapse for delivery or retrieval of the device. The occlusion device further includes a hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel layer attached to the interconnected members... Agent: Med Institute, Inc.
20110144690 - Expandable transapical sheath and method of use: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, small cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system... Agent: Onset Medical Corporation
20110144691 - Surgical staple: A generally U-shaped surgical staple comprises a base 10 and a pair of generally “L”-shaped legs 12 extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs 12 in use of the staple are bent through approximately 90° relative to the base. To effect a greater compression of... Agent: Abbott Vascular Inc.
20110144692 - Interspinous spacer assembly: An interspinous spacer assembly (100) for insertion and/or implantation between spinous processes of adjacent superior and inferior vertebrae includes an interspinous spacer member (110) sized and configured for insertion into the interspinous space located between adjacent spinous processes and an engagement mechanism (105) for operatively coupling the spacer member to... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110144693 - Dynamic spine stabilizers: Treatment of spinal irregularities, including, in one or more embodiments, dynamic spine stabilizers and systems that can be used to stabilize one or more motion segments in a patient's spine. Spine stabilization systems may comprise a first bone fastener configured to attach the spine stabilization system to a first vertebra.... Agent:
20110144694 - Bone fixation assembly: A bone fixation element includes a bone fixation member having a base and a pair of arms elastically spreadable for reversibly clipping on a bone or an implant, and a connector assembly configured to be attached to the base so as to rigidly fix the fixation member to a bone... Agent:
20110144695 - Spinal rod approximator: Spinal implants, spinal rod approximators for seating a stabilizing rod in a rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant, and methods for using the same are provided. In one embodiment, a spinal rod approximator is provided including an elongate member having a grasping member formed on a distal end thereof, and... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20110144696 - Attachment devices and methods for spinal implants: A system for the treatment of a spine generally comprises an implant and an attachment device for securing the implant to a portion of a patient's bone. A first portion of the attachment device is sized for insertion into a hole in the bone, and a second portion of the... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
20110144697 - Percutaneous spinal implants and methods: A method includes moving a spinal implant such that a central portion of the spinal implant is disposed between adjacent spinous processes, radially extending a proximal portion of the spinal implant on a first side of the adjacent spinous processes such that movement of the proximal portion between the adjacent... Agent: Kyphon Sarl
20110144698 - Mandibular fixation plate: A bone fixation implant is provided that includes a bone fixation plate and a plurality of fasteners. The bone fixation plate corresponds generally to stress lines imparted onto the mandible during anatomical function of the mandible. Thus, the bone fixation plate includes a primary leg and an auxiliary leg extending... Agent:
20110144699 - Bone implants with integrated line locks: A bone plate has a plurality of line locks arranged along its length. Each of the line locks has a plurality of passageways designed to receive the ends of a flexible line such that one or both of the ends can be drawn through the line lock along only one... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation
20110144700 - Resilient bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly: Bone screws and bone plates are provided that offer the surgeon the ability to either assemble the screws to the plate, or the plate to the screws, depending on the surgeon's preference and the patient's circumstances. The bone screws and bone plates of the present invention include a combination of... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20110144702 - Implant device: An implant and sleeve combination for at least partial insertion into a bone and/or cartilage. The implant includes a lower portion and the sleeve includes a cavity designed to at least partially receive the lower portion of the implant.... Agent: Spineco, Inc.
20110144701 - Methods for stabilization of bone structures: Methods, systems, devices and tools for placing bone stabilization components in a patient are provided. The systems and devices have a reduced number of discrete components that allow placement through small incisions and tubes. More particularly, the present invention is directed to screws for use in systems and methods of... Agent: Exactech, Inc.
20110144703 - Flexible screw: A flexible compression screw having multiple segments, one or more of which are flexible and one or more segments that also include threads. The flexibility is created through the use of at least one helical slot formed generally in the center segment of the element. Additional flexible segments also have... Agent:06/09/2011 > 61 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. invention type
20110137298 - Ultrasound ablation apparatus with discrete staggered ablation zones: An ablation apparatus comprises an ultrasonic transducer which includes a piezoelectric element having a cylindrical shape; a plurality of external electrodes disposed on the outer surface of the piezoelectric element; and at least one internal electrode disposed on the inner surface of the piezoelectric element. The at least one internal... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
20110137299 - Apparatus for laser surgical ophthalmology: The present invention relates to an apparatus 10 for ophthalmological laser surgery, with an optical imaging system for imaging a treatment laser beam 14 onto a focal point, with a temperature-measuring device for measuring a temperature assigned to the imaging system, and with an electronic control arrangement (22) connected to... Agent: Wavelight Ag
20110137301 - Excimer laser unit and relative control method for performing cornea ablation to reduce presbyopia: An excimer laser unit and a method of controlling the unit to perform cornea ablation to reduce presbyopia, wherein the excimer laser unit is controlled to form on the cornea a photoablative pattern inducing a fourth-order ocular aberration, in particular a positive spherical aberration. An aberrometric map of the eye... Agent:
20110137300 - Treatment pattern monitor: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for determining the applicability of a treatment pattern for manipulation of a cornea of an eye using a laser. The concept of the present invention is based on the determination of an actual volumetric profile based on a set of input... Agent:
20110137302 - Optical pattern generator using a single rotating component: An optical pattern uses a single rotating component. The rotating component includes a number of deflection sectors. Each sector deflects an incident optical beam by a substantially constant angular amount although this amount may vary from one sector to the next. The rotating component may be combined with an imaging... Agent: Reliant Technologies, Inc.
20110137303 - Self-contained handpiece and method for optical tissue surface treatment: A handpiece for treatment of the surface of a target tissue with at least one light beam is provided, the handpiece including a housing, at least one light source for generating at least one light beam, an opening for allowing the emission of the at least one light beam out... Agent: Intenzity Innovation Inc.
20110137304 - Cryotherapy device for treatment or prevention of laminitis in equine: An apparatus for providing cryotherapy to an equine hoof for treatment or prevention of laminitis includes a housing configured to receive a hoof of the equine having laminitis such that at least a lower portion of the hoof is enclosed by the housing. The housing has a chamber within, in... Agent:
20110137305 - Thermal neuroablator: Thermal neuroablator (FIG. 1) for modulating the facial kinetics. A thermal needle tip (100) is provided for applying thermal energy to a facial nerve via the percutaneous route. A switch (108) for alternating between two or more circuit configurations connected to thermal needle tip (100). A power supply for providing... Agent:
20110137308 - Electrosurgery irrigation primer systems and methods: Systems and methods are provided for priming or purging an electrosurgical fluid irrigation system. The electrosurgical system can include a high frequency power supply, a fluid delivery system, a handheld device having one or more electrodes, and one or more connectors for connecting the handheld device to the fluid delivery... Agent:
20110137307 - Iontophoretic apparatus and method for marking of the skin: Embodiments provide apparatus and methods for producing markings in the skin. One embodiment provides an apparatus for marking the skin comprising a housing and reservoir for storing a skin colorant. An electrode is positioned within the housing so as to be electrically coupled to the colorant in the reservoir and... Agent:
20110137306 - Removable ink for surgical instrument: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for preventing reuse of a surgical instrument. The single-use surgical instrument includes a housing, an electrical connector and a treatment component. Indicia may be printed on the housing, the electrical connector and/or the treatment component. A removable ink is applied to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110137310 - Rf ablation probes with tine valves: A tissue ablation probe is provided. The tissue ablation probe comprises an elongated shaft, at least one electrode tine carried by the elongated shaft, at least one tine exit from which the electrode tine(s) can be deployed from the elongated shaft and retracted within the elongated shaft, and a sheath... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110137309 - Steerable stylet: A steerable stylet assembly (10) includes a tubular member (12) defining a passage (14), the tubular member (12) defining a first bend enhancing (16). At least one further bend enhancing region (20) is arranged intermediate the first bend enhancing region (16) and the distal end (18) of the tubular member... Agent:
20110137311 - Vacuum coagulation probes: An embodiment of the invention includes a surgical device for coagulating soft tissue such as atrial tissue in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and atrial tachycardia; tendon or ligament shrinkage; or articular cartilage removal. The surgical device integrates a suction mechanism with the coagulation mechanism improving the lesion... Agent: Ncontact Surgical, Inc.
20110137312 - Intermarrow nail to be inserted into a fractured long bone: The invention concerns an intramedullary nail to be inserted into a fractured long bone, for example a femur, comprising: a rod (2) extending between a proximal part (3) and a distal part (4); a tubular sleeve (5) into which said rod (2) is inserted coaxially; at least a first pair... Agent: Orthofix S.r.l.
20110137313 - Short pin for taking care of epiphysis fractures: A short nail for treatment of an epiphyseal fracture close to a joint in a long bone includes a two part nail supporting body comprising a main body having a transverse through-bore and releasably attached to a stub body. The stub body has an end that has a diaphyseal slant.... Agent: Tantum Ag
20110137314 - Periprosthetic bone plates: The present disclosure relates to bone plates that are configured for use with bones having periprosthetic fractures. For example, in the event that a proximal femur is fractured in an area that is adjacent to a prosthetic component, such as a femoral stem used in a hip replacement, the periprosthetic... Agent: Zimmer, Gmbh
20110137315 - Cutting instrument and method of use for preparing an osteochondral plug for implantation: A cutting instrument and method of use for preparing an osteochondral plug for implantation into a bone defect site. The instrument includes a dual function cutting block, a base holder, a rod mechanism and a trimming mechanism. The cutting block has a bore sized to receive the plug, at least... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110137358 - Derotation apparatus for treating spinal irregularities: Treatment of spinal irregularities, including, in one or more embodiments, derotation apparatus and systems that can be used to reduce the rotation of vertebral bodies. Derotation apparatus that may comprise a tube assembly comprising an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve disposed over the inner sleeve. The inner sleeve may... Agent:
20110137357 - Surgical method for implanting a permanent percutaneous electrical connection device: said bone fragments are covered with a membrane to keep the bone fragments in position so as to ensure guided bone regeneration, said membrane being affixed to the bone structure on one side and to the plate-implant on the other side in order to hold the bone fragments in position.... Agent:
20110137316 - Total knee arthroplasty method: A total knee arthroplasty (TKA) set that includes a universal cutting jig for shaping the distal femur is disclosed, along with corresponding TKA methods. The universal cutting jig may be used to create a shaped femur that can receive multiple and different TKA implant designs. A universal high flexion knee... Agent: Jmea Corporation
20110137317 - Methods and apparatus for treating vertebral fractures: Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include an inflation device for cavity creation and an inflation and containment device for maintaining vertebral height and cement containment. Methods for treating a bone comprising: creating a cavity... Agent:
20110137318 - Injectable thermoplastic polymers for biological tissue repair: A method for filling a bone defect in a subject in need thereof is disclosed. The method includes heating a bone cement composition at a first temperature where the bone cement composition is fluidic, and delivering an effective amount of the fluidic bone cement composition at a second temperature to... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110137319 - Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula with a side discharge port: An elongated shaft is sized and configured to establish an access path to bone having an interior volume occupied, at least in part, by cancellous bone. The elongated shaft includes a generally closed distal end portion and a side opening spaced from the closed distal end. A first tool is... Agent: Kyphon Sarl
20110137320 - Fastener having torque optimized head: Disclosed is a medical fastener that can be mounted to a bone of a patient. The medical fastener can include a head portion comprising a recess having a first portion, a second tapered portion extending from the first portion, and a third cylindrical portion extending from the second tapered portion.... Agent: Degima Gmbh
20110137321 - Apparatus and methods for loading of an iol injector: An IOL injector body including an injector body segment defining a portion of a lumen, and a first loading chamber component coupled to the injector body segments and a second loading chamber component hingedly coupled to the first loading chamber component. The second loading chamber component is capable of rotating... Agent:
20110137322 - Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system: Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of a surgeon. Four manipulator arms can support an image capture device, a left hand tissue manipulation tool, a right hand tissue manipulation tool,... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations
20110137324 - Surgical clip and applier device and method of use: A surgical clip is provided for ligating or transecting tissue, such as vessels, other tubular ducts, and the like and a surgical clip applier device for delivering and applying the surgical clip to the tissue. The surgical clip can include a spine and opposed arms extending from the spine where... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110137323 - Surgical clip applier: A surgical clip applier is provided including a housing; at least one handle pivotably connected to the housing; a channel assembly extending distally from the housing; a plurality of clips loaded in the clip carrier; a drive channel translatably supported in the housing and the channel assembly, the drive channel... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110137325 - Apparatus and method for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes, an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along... Agent:
20110137326 - Single catheter mitral valve repair device and method for use: A single catheter mitral valve repair device for stabilizing a tissue portion and selectively applying a tissue fastener thereto. The single catheter mitral valve repair device of the present invention includes an extendable engagement tip having at least one vacuum port formed thereon, at least one deployable fastener in communication... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20110137327 - Subcutaneous waist band and methods related thereto: A subcutaneously placed abdominal band for waistline reduction and methods related thereto, wherein an abdominal band is subcutaneously wrapped around a person's waistline underneath the subcutaneous fat and adjacent to a facia and a muscle, the abdominal band being tightened and secured to the body by an adjustment mechanism actuatable... Agent: Spartek, Inc.
20110137329 - Nerve regeneration employing keratin biomaterials: A keratin hydrogel matrix serves as an effective acellular scaffold for axonal regeneration and facilitates functional nerve recovery.... Agent:
20110137328 - Nerve repair with a hydrogel and optional adhesive: The subject invention provides materials and methods for effective nerve repair. In a preferred embodiment, the subject invention provides nerve repair methods comprising the use of a fibrin glue and a polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel to coapt severed nerve stumps or nerve grafts.... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
20110137330 - Surgical intervention device comprising an instrument likely to deform: The disclosure relates to a surgical intervention device, including a surgical instrument capable of passing through human or animal tissue and a system comprising so-called “passive” components capable of measuring deformation or a local strain of the instrument and/or so-called “active” components capable of imposing a local strain on the... Agent: Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1
20110137331 - Perfusion device: A vascular filter device (1) has a perfusion balloon (3) with a through-hole for blood flow. There is a distal filter (4) for trapping emboli, and the filter (4) is configured to filter an annular cross-sectional area extending from a vessel wall, while leaving an un-filtered central passageway. The filter... Agent:
20110137332 - Devices and methods for treating vascular malformations: A device for treating vascular malformations includes a primary coil and secondary windings. The primary coil provides resilience and structural integrity while the secondary windings fill interstitial spaces in the primary coil to isolate the vascular malformation. The device may have increased density along a central portion to isolate the... Agent: Concentric Medical, Inc., A Delaware Corporation.
20110137334 - Electroactively deployed filter device: A medical device for capturing emboli from a blood vessel. An example medical device may include an elongated guide member. The elongated guide member may include a proximal end, a distal end, a first conductive lead, and a second conductive lead. The medical device may also include a power source... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110137333 - Embolic protection device: The disclosure describes an embolic filter and a support structure therefor.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110137335 - Percutaneous retrievable vascular filter: Retrievable vena cava filters for the temporary or permanent prevention of Pulmonary embolism (PE) are disclosed. A filter in accordance with the present invention has a tube-within-tube structure with overlapping semi-spheres. The semi-spheres comprise a plurality of expandable legs. The first tube may have a plurality of slots allowing for... Agent: Crusader Medical LLC
20110137336 - Skin protecting tourniquet apparatus: An embodiment is a tourniquet including a constricting band with an angled constriction tightening point to substantially prevent skin from being caught in the constriction action. The angled constriction tightening point may further enable the tourniquet to substantially securely couple to web gear, for example to pouch attachment ladder system... Agent:
20110137337 - Instrument for minimally invasive surgery: The invention relates to an instrument, preferably for minimally invasive surgery, comprising a frame (27) having a proximal end and a distal end, a first working element (4) having a first origin located at the distal end and a second working element (5) having a second origin and being arranged... Agent: Vieugels Holding B.v.
20110137338 - Hemostatic device and its methods of use: A hemostatic device is provided for sealing a puncture of a vessel. The hemostatic device includes a locator device and an injection tube coupled to the locator device. The locator device includes a device valve that is actuatable to selectively restrict access to a portion of the locator device. The... Agent:
20110137339 - Dual-ended applicator dispensing two fluids: An applicator for dispensing two separate tissue adhesives includes a generally elongate body having two distinct interior regions, each containing one of the two tissue adhesives. Hinged levers associated with each region selectively force the expulsion of the adhesive from the end portions of the applicator in response to application... Agent: Medlogic Global Limited
20110137340 - Surgical staple: In certain exemplary embodiments, a generally U-shaped surgical staple is provided having a base and a pair of legs extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs in use of the staple are bent through approximately 90° relative to the base. To effect a greater compression... Agent: Abbott Vascular Inc.
20110137341 - Acromioclavicular joint fixation technique: A reconstruction system and method for fixation of bone to bone, or soft tissue to bone. The reconstruction system comprises two fixation devices (for example, two buttons) joined by a continuous loop of flexible material. Each button is provided with at least one opening that allows the passage of the... Agent:
20110137342 - Button anchor system for moving tissue: A system of non-reactive components for moving or for moving and stretching plastic tissue that exerts a relatively constant dynamic force over a variety of distances and geometries, that is easily adjustable, and is self-adjusting. This system includes a “button anchor system” for moving tissue, particularly including deep fascia and... Agent: Canica Design Inc.
20110137343 - Portable spinal disc decompression device: A portable spinal disc decompression device includes a collapsible base unit, a traction mechanism, a series of patient support members, and a controller. The base unit includes upper and lower base members. The traction mechanism includes first and second pluralities of linear bearings slidably connected to the upper and lower... Agent: Spinal Innovations, LLC
20110137344 - Bone plate with captive clips: A fixation system includes a plate comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, a central longitudinal axis, at least one fixation hole extending between the top and bottom surfaces and comprising an undercut therein, and at least one passage intersecting one of the undercuts. At least one resilient clip is... Agent:
20110137345 - Posterior lumbar fusion: There is disclosed an interspinous attachment system for providing support between adjacent spinal levels. In an embodiment, an interspinous attachment system provides support between adjacent spinal levels and includes a crosslink, a first crosslink connector and a second crosslink connector each selectively attachable to spinal fixation rods, and an interspinous... Agent:
20110137346 - Posterior dynamic stabilization system: A dynamic stabilization system for mounting to a first vertebra and a second vertebra of a spine. The dynamic stabilization system preferably includes a first fixation element and a second fixation element mounted to the first and second vertebrae respectively. An elongated fixation element includes a first portion and a... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110137347 - Non-fusion scoliosis expandable spinal rod: A growing rod for mounting between attachment mechanisms that are secured to anatomical structures of a patient having scoliosis. The growing rod includes a base rod having an attachment end, an extendable rod that is translatable relative to the base rod along a longitudinal axis and a housing enclosing at... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110137348 - Dynamic stabilization connecting member with molded connection: A dynamic fixation medical implant having at least two bone anchors includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having at least one transition portion and cooperating outer sleeve, both the transition portion and sleeve being disposed between the two bone anchors. The transition portion includes a rigid length or rod having... Agent:
20110137349 - Horizontal-transvertebral curvilinear nail-screws with inter-locking rigid or jointed flexible rods for spinal fusion: A horizontal-transvertebral curvilinear nail-screw (HTCN) including a body portion having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is opposed to the second end; and a head at the first end of the body portion, wherein the body portion has a predetermined curvilinear shape and includes a... Agent:
20110137350 - Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions: Methods and devices are provided for facilitating delivery and implanting of a bone anchor into bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a bone anchor extension is provided for coupling to a bone anchor to facilitate delivery and implanting of the bone anchor in bone. The bone anchor extension can have a... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20110137351 - Bone fixation with a bone plate attached to a fastener assembly: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation with a bone plate attached to a fastener assembly including a first fastener disposed in threaded engagement with the bone plate and a second fastener disposed in threaded engagement with the first fastener.... Agent: Acumed LLC
20110137352 - Bone screw: A bone screw includes a tubular body including a wall having a bone thread in at least a portion of an outer portion of the wall, an open first end and a second end. A plurality of cutting teeth is provided at the open first end, and a head is... Agent:
20110137353 - Segmental orthopedic device for spinal elongation and for treatment of scoliosis: An orthopaedic device to realign bone segments comprises first and second attachment members and a strut or spacer member. The first attachment member is attached to a first rib bone or first transverse process or first lamina of a vertebra. The second attachment member is attached to a second rib... Agent:
20110137354 - Bone screw: A bone screw includes a tubular body including a wall having a bone thread in at least a portion of an outer portion of the wall, an open first end and an open second end. A plurality of cutting teeth is provided at the open first end. An engagement structure... Agent:
20110137355 - Systematic displacement bone screw: The present invention is a systematic displacement bone screw having minor and major thread diameters that are constant instead of tapered. The crests at the tip of the screw are narrower than the crests near the screw head resulting in a smaller distance between the thread flanks, which displaces and/or... Agent:
20110137356 - Bone compression device and methods: Embodiments of the invention provide a bone compression device for fixing first and second bone fragments together. The device includes an elongated fastener threadedly receivable within an anchor and a lock movably positioned within the anchor bore to lock the fastener and anchor against relative rotation. The lock may include... Agent: Uso-ck, LLC06/02/2011 > 49 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. invention type
20110130747 - Contact free and perforation safe endoluminal laser treatment device and method: A device and method for endovascular radiation therapy that prevents unwanted damage to blood vessels during treatment is described. One feature is a means for preventing the emission end of an energy delivery device from coming into contact with the wall of a blood vessel. This positioning means may be... Agent: Ceramoptec Industries Inc.
20110130748 - Body surface treatment: The present methods and systems provide the induction of preselected injury types to target areas of tissue in an iterative manner in order to provide beneficial treatment with respect to a desired body surface. The methods and systems disclosed herein may include the precise selection of target areas for treatment,... Agent: Follica, Inc.
20110130749 - Method of endovenous laser treatment of varicose veins: e
20110130751 - Electrosurgical generator apparatus: An electrosurgical generator apparatus controls a variable output signal to electrodes. The generator apparatus operates in a cut mode, a coagulation mode or a stimulate mode. The generator apparatus comprises a DC power supply that provides regulated low voltage and high voltage outputs and a radio frequency (RF) waveform generator... Agent: Synergetics Usa, Inc.
20110130753 - Internally located return electrode electrosurgical apparatus, system and method: A bipolar, plasma-generating electrosurgical apparatus and system wherein the return electrode is enclosed within an electrosurgical shaft, and the active electrode is located on the outside surface of the shaft such that in treating the tissue, the tissue is exposed to plasma generated on the active electrode, but is minimally... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation
20110130752 - Kit for penetrating the cardiac septum and for implantation of a transeptal lead, including a lead for detection/stimulation of a left heart cavity: A kit for penetrating the cardiac septum and for implanting a transeptal lead, including a lead for the detection/stimulation of a left heart cavity. This kit includes a screw lead (16) and a radio-frequency puncture generator (32). The lead includes: a lead body with a deformable sheath (18); a proximal... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.
20110130750 - Radio frequency ablation system with tracking sensor: An RF ablation system has a hollow conductive coaxial cable comprising inner and outer coaxial tubular conductors, and an ablating member mounted at the distal end portion of the cable for delivery of radio frequency energy including microwaves to the target body tissue. The inner conductor has a central lumen... Agent: Medwaves, Inc.
20110130754 - Hybrid scientific computer system for processing cancer cell signals as medical therapy: A hybrid scientific computer system with processor capable of recording, storing and reprogramming the natural electrical signals of cancer cells as found in tumors of humans and animals. The reprogramming process is designed to create a confounding electrical signal for retransmission into a malignant tumor to damage or shut-down the... Agent:
20110130755 - Impedance computation for ablation therapy: This disclosure describes impedance computation techniques that may reduce the effect of crosstalk, thus generating more accurate impedance measurements. In particular, an ablation system models the electrical interaction among the active electrodes and a common return electrode using a star-configuration resistor model. The ablation system computes one or more parameters... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110130756 - Vasculature device: A vasculature device with a wire with a shaped set portion, an electrically conductive path, an electrical connector connecting the wire to the electrically conductive path at a point distal to the shaped set portion, and a hypotube encasing the wire, electrically conductive path and electrical connector is provided. The... Agent:
20110130757 - Electrosurgical instrument: An electrosurgical instrument having a distal end and a gripping device which is arranged at the distal end in the longitudinal direction and which includes at least a clamping jaw portion and a coagulation jaw portion. The coagulation jaw portion has a plurality of electrically separated coagulation electrodes which are... Agent: Celon Ag Medical Instruments
20110130760 - Instrument for forming a cavity within a bone: An instrument for forming a cavity within a bone. The instrument comprises a shaft, a blade pivotally mounted on the shaft towards a first end of the shaft and a push rod extending within the shaft and coupled to the blade, the push rod being arranged to slide within the... Agent: Depuy International Ltd
20110130759 - Method for use of dilating stylet and cannula: In one preferred aspect, a method is provided for inserting an instrument set having a tapered configuration into a patient. In another preferred aspect, a method is provided for inserting a cannula having an external threaded portion into bone. In yet another preferred aspect, a method is provided for forming... Agent:
20110130758 - Flexible tissue rasp: Methods and devices are described for modifying tissue in a spine of a patient to treat or alleviate spinal stenosis. In one embodiment, a method may include: advancing at least a distal portion of an elongate tissue modification device into an epidural space and between target tissue and non-target tissue... Agent: Baxano, Inc.
20110130795 - Surgical guide systems and methods for prosthetic joints: A surgical system for assisting in the implanting of a glenoid component of a shoulder prosthesis in a patient includes a guide having guide features for guiding application of the bone preparation tool to the glenoid and a series of graphic representations of the glenoid component shown being implanted on... Agent: Tornier Sas
20110130761 - Robotic guide assembly for use in computer-aided surgery: A system for guiding resurfacing operations on at least a portion of a joint of at least one bone is provided and uses a guide with actuators (motors) controlled by a computer to position a cutting tool relative to a bone so that the bone surface can be cut in... Agent: Perception Raisonnement Action En Medecine
20110130762 - Method 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: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20110130763 - Prosthetic acetabular cup inserter and impactor: A prosthetic acetabular cup inserter and impactor has an expandable annular cup engaging element to engage the inner surface of a cup to be inserted in the acetabulum. An expander is provided for expanding the cup engaging element which is connected to one end of a handle via a hollow... Agent: Benoist Girard Sas
20110130764 - Facet joint augmentation with hydrogels: The present invention provides a system and method for the augmentation of a degenerated facet joint. A low modulus filler material is injected into the joint capsule in a minimally invasive way through the lamina and the superior facet articulation surface, while leaving the facet capsule and the inferior facet... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110130765 - Coplanar x-ray guided aiming arm for locking of intramedullary nails: A novel coplanar X-ray guided method and device for insertion of distal locking screws in intramedullary bone nails. The device has coplanar holes, which allow insertion of protective sleeves. A drill and bone screws can be inserted through the protective sleeves. Radiopaque target markers in the aiming arm enable the... Agent:
20110130766 - Apparatus and measuring instrument: An apparatus and measuring instrument (2) comprise a first part and a second part configured for sliding movement relative to each other. The first part (9) comprises a locking member (20) comprising a hard portion (22) movable from a first position to a second position. The second part (6) comprises... Agent: Depuy (ireland)
20110130767 - Screw delivery system: A screw delivery system is provided. Such a system may include a carrier including a carrier body, a driver, and a nose. The carrier may define a bore that extends at least partially through the carrier body. The driver may be configured to be at least partially disposed in the... Agent:
20110130768 - Identification tag loading means: An identification tag loading means (1) includes a chamber (5, 7) in which the head portion (12) and cutting tip (13) of a one piece animal tag (8) can be accommodated. At this time the aperture (11) at the outer end of the hollow shank (10) is exposed and ready... Agent:
20110130769 - Uterus manipulator: A uterus manipulator includes a shank, in which a hollow probe is guided, whose distal end section is envisaged and designed for introduction into a uterus through the cervical canal. A handle is provided on the proximal side. A distally open bell and a vaginal seal, arranged proximally displaced thereto,... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh
20110130770 - Epilation device: An epilation device is proposed that has a housing, a roll-like epilation implement mounted at the housing, which epilation implement has clamping units for successively clamping and plucking hairs, and the epilation device has further a powered motor operatively coupled to the epilation implement, and a motor control. The proposed... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20110130772 - Device for deploying a fastener for use in a gastric volume reduction prodecure: A method and device for manipulating gastric tissue about a greater curvature of a stomach. The method includes the steps of creating at least one incision to gain access to the peritoneal cavity, and dissecting at least a portion of the greater omentum. Then the method includes accessing the exterior... Agent:
20110130771 - Process and a device for surgical treatment of rectal and haemorrhoidal prolapse: A process for surgical operations on a rectal/haemorrhoidal prolapse comprises stages of realising, in the anal canal, at least a first circular stitching at a first portion of a haemorrhoidal prolapse; realising at least a second circular stitching in a second portion of the haemorrhoidal prolapse, and nearing the first... Agent: T.h.d. S.p.a.
20110130773 - Methods for continuous suture passing: Suture passers for suturing tissue in a continuous manner by passing a suture attached to a suture shuttle through. A suture passer may include a first jaw, a second jaw, and a tissue penetrator that is retractable and extendable from the first jaw. The tissue penetrator may have a suture... Agent:
20110130774 - Ventral hernia repair with barbed suture: The present disclosure is directed to a method and system for the repair of ventral hernias. The method includes the steps of providing a needle; providing a barbed suture having a distal end attached to said needle; providing a surgical mesh; rolling said surgical mesh, said barbed suture, and said... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110130775 - Device and method for the therapy of obesity: A device for drawing tissues together and creating an anastomosis comprises a main guide wire (66, 86) suitable to receive and draw anastomotic devices (10; 16; 24) in order to draw together portions (A; B) of tissues to be joined by means of anastomosis. The main guide wire (66, 86)... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110130776 - Occlusion device and system for occluding a reproductive body lumen: A system and method of occluding a reproductive body lumen (34) to prevent the passage of reproductive cells through body lumen is disclosed. The system can include a catheter delivery system (10) having a handle device (18), a catheter (10) operatively coupled with the handle device (20), and an occluding... Agent:
20110130778 - Double balloon thrombectomy catheter: A catheter has a lumen for a thrombectomy device and at least two balloons of different compliancies. In one embodiment, the catheter is adapted to clear dialysis grafts. One balloon is adapted to expand a stenosis at a venous junction of a dialysis graft and another balloon is adapted to... Agent:
20110130777 - Methods and devices for cutting tissue: A catheter which includes a cutting element having one or more raised elements is provided. The cutting element has a cup-shaped surface at the distal end that may be smooth and continuous except for the raised elements. The raised elements have a surface that tends to direct cut particles of... Agent: Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc.
20110130779 - Endoscopic surgical blade and use thereof: An endoscopic surgical blade is disclosed. The blade is part of an endoscopic knife assembly which also has a knife tube and alignment ring. The endoscopic knife assembly is for use in endoscopic surgery by insertion of the assembly though a slotted cannula. The knife tube is hollow and allows... Agent: A.m. Surgical, Inc.
20110130780 - Ultrasonic tissue dissector: An ultrasonic surgical tool has an elongate waveguide (102) operatively connected or connectable to a source of ultrasonic vibrations. An operative element (100, 130, 140) at a distal end of the waveguide (102) has a diameter less than that of the waveguide (102). A connecting portion of intermediate diameter may... Agent:
20110130781 - Method of setting lancing member to lancing device, lancing device, and cam mechanism: A lancing member (2) is integrally provided with a cap (29) for covering a needle (21). Upon or after being attached to a holder (5) of a lancing device (A), the lancing member (2) is rotated relative to a cap (29) by a rotator (C). As a result, the boundary... Agent: Arkray, Inc.
20110130782 - Advancement mechanism for cartridge-based devices: An advancement mechanism of a lancing device operates to sequentially advance lancets in a cartridge. The advancement mechanism includes a rotary drive gear assembly with a first gear and a second gear that co-rotate in a first angular direction by operation of an inter-gear unidirectional drive mechanism such as a... Agent:
20110130783 - Treatment of obesity and related disorders: This disclosure provides a method of treating obesity and related disorders through the administration of a composition comprising a neurotoxin and a mucosal permeabilizing agent. Methods for making and using the described compositions are also provided.... Agent:
20110130784 - Catheter with occluding cuff: A device, method, and system of deploying an embolic protection device at a location distal to a treatment site in a vessel of a patient. A delivery catheter is encircled by a sealing member which is expandable from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The device creates a seal... Agent: Ev3 Inc.
20110130785 - Slideable vascular filter: A collapsible medical device for use, e.g., as a vascular filter. The device includes a mandrel having a distal end and a stop spaced proximally of the distal end. A proximal length of the mandrel extends proximally of the stop and a distal length of the mandrel extends distally of... Agent: Ev3 Inc.
20110130786 - Method for treating headaches with intra-aural devices: Methods for treating a headache of an individual with a pair of prosthetic intra-aural devices are provided. The methods includes inserting one of the intra-aural devices into each ear canal of the person. Later, the person may remove the intra-aural device from each ear canal. Each of the intra aural... Agent: Ascentia Health, Inc.
20110130787 - Modular surgical tool: The present disclosure relates to a minimally invasive surgical procedure device including a set for forming a modular surgical tool, the set including a carrier shaft and a plurality of functional modules, in which the each functional module has means for rigid connection to the carrier shaft and/or to another... Agent: Universite Joseph Fourier-grenoble 1
20110130788 - Annular support structures: Reinforcing lumen rings arc configured and adapted for use in conjunction with a circular endoscopic stapling instrument having a staple cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The reinforcing lumen rings maintain anastomotic lumen, e.g. as formed by the circular endoscopic stapling apparatus, in an open condition. The reinforcing lumen rings... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110130789 - Lispranc repair using suture anchor-button construct: An apparatus and method for Lisfranc repair using a suture anchor-button construct. The method includes the steps of drilling a hole in a medial cuneiform and through the second metatarsal base, passing the suture anchor of the suture anchor-button construct through the hole from the medial aspect of the medial... Agent:
20110130790 - Pacifier: A pacifier (1) comprising a bladder body (2) and a stop disc (4) interconnected by a transition and connection portion (6), as the bladder body (2) is shaped with an asymmetric, in the user position against a tongue (22) of a child (14) concave portion (24) and comprising a branch... Agent: Terje S. Pedersen
20110130791 - Comforter with a teat part fixed to a mouth shield: Comforter with a mouth shield and a hollow teat part which is fixed by means of an insert part in a clamped manner in an opening of the mouth shield, and which comprises a mouth portion, a shaft portion and a peripheral flange arranged at the end of the shaft... Agent: Mapa Gmbh
20110130792 - Cord for vertebral stabilization system: A spinal stabilization system including a cord extendable between first, second and third vertebral anchors. A first length of the cord includes a first set of intermingled filaments, and a second length of the cord includes a second set of intermingled filaments. The first set of intermingled filaments includes a... Agent: Zimmer Gmbh
20110130793 - Method and apparatus for performing spinal surgery: Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.... Agent: Nuvasive Inc.
20110130794 - Method and apparatus for minimally invasive subcutaneous treatment of long bone fractures: The instant invention is a novel method and construct for temporary or definitive minimally invasive treatment of broken long bones such as a femur or humerus. The method includes the steps of tunneling an elongated plate subcutaneously in the subcutaneous fat layer parallel to the fractured long bone; and attaching... Agent:Previous industry: Surgery
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