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Surgery October categorized by USPTO classification 10/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 10/27/2011 > 77 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110264080 - Medical devices having extremely high radiopacity containing ytterbium compound: A medical device, such as a catheter, exhibiting high radiopaque properties as well as optical transparency is disclosed. Further, radiopaque materials and process conditions to produce such a material as well as a medical device, such as a catheter, exhibiting high radiopaque and optically transparent properties are also disclosed.... Agent: Sukgyung At Co., Ltd.
20110264079 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument with a proximal instrument part and a distal instrument part that are connected with one another by an elongated shaft. The distal instrument part includes a pivot element that is mounted to pivot with respect to the shaft and that can pivot by a translationally moveable actuation... Agent:
20110264078 - Ring form surgical effector: The present invention is a surgical ring form structure including a surgical ring where the surgical ring is a circular structure adapted to receive a surgical implement rigidly affixable with respect to the surgical patient and the surgical ring, an electrical circuit allowing the surgical implement to be electrically communicable... Agent:
20110264081 - Ophthalmological laser system and operating method: A polarization beam splitter selectively decouples detection light onto a detector such that it has a polarization direction that differs from the emitted illumination light. This enables the detection of the light scattered back in the eye lens at a high level of accuracy, since stray light from reflections at... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20110264082 - Apparatus for the cross-linking of ocular tissue with electromagnetic radiation: An apparatus for generating an alteration of biomechanical properties of ocular tissue, into which a photosensitiser (14) has been introduced, contains means (18, 20) for radiating into the tissue electromagnetic radiation (12′) which reacts with the photosensitiser for the purpose of generating a cross-linking. The setting means permit an inhomogeneous... Agent:
20110264083 - Coaxial suction system for laser lipolysis: A surgical probe apparatus is disclosed including a handpiece which includes an optical system configured to deliver therapeutic light to provide treatment of an area of tissue; and at least one suction port configured to remove a byproduct of the treatment from the area of tissue in response to an... Agent: Cynosure, Inc.
20110264084 - Vacuum insulated cooling probe with heat exchanger: An insulated cooling probe including a probe sleeve assembly having an annular insulating jacket shaped in the vicinity of an evacuation vent to achieve a deeper vacuum within the insulating space than is applied to the vent, and a coolant inlet passageway and a coolant exit passageway bounded by a... Agent: Concept Group, Inc.
20110264085 - Balloon catheter system: It is an object of the present invention to provide a radiofrequency thermal balloon catheter system capable of precisely predicting the surface temperature of a balloon which directly heats a target tissue without allowing a temperature sensor to directly contact with a balloon membrane. In the radiofrequency thermal balloon catheter... Agent: Japan Electel Inc.
20110264087 - Method and devices for cardiac radiofrequency catheter ablation: Embodiments of the invention comprise methods and devices that allow quantification of blood convective cooling at the cardiac RF catheter ablation site and allow for prediction of lesion size and/or computation of RF energy parameters and characteristics.... Agent:
20110264086 - Renal artery denervation apparatus employing helical shaping arrangement: Devices, systems, and methods provide for renal sympathetic nerve activity modification and termination. Apparatuses are configured for intravascular delivery of a denervation therapy to a renal artery of a patient, and preferably create a lesion or lesions that define a pattern that completes at least one revolution of the renal... Agent:
20110264088 - Electrosurgical radio frequency energy transmission medium: A system and method for transmitting electrosurgical energy from a generator to an electrosurgical instrument are provided. The electrosurgical system includes a generator adapted to generate electro surgical energy for treating tissue. The generator includes one or more active output terminals which supply energy to the tissue. The active output... Agent:
20110264091 - Apparatus and method for sealing specimen for retrieval: A method for modifying a tissue specimen includes providing a specimen modifying apparatus configured to modify the specimen to thereby prevent seeding from the specimen. The specimen modifying apparatus is inserted through an opening in tissue and positioned adjacent the tissue specimen to be modified. The tissue modifying apparatus is... Agent:
20110264092 - Flexible electrosurgical ablation and aspiration electrode with beveled active surface: Disclosed herein is a flexible single piece active element for use in connection with aspirating electrosurgical ablators, particularly those configured for bulk tissue vaporization. The active electrode elements of the present invention provide a simple construction suitable for use with a wide array of electrosurgical components and adjustable to wide... Agent: Electromedical Associates, LLC
20110264089 - Irrigated catheter with internal position sensor: A catheter carries a position sensor in a distal, on-axis position in an irrigated ablation tip electrode. The tip electrode has a shell wall that defines a cavity through which fluid flows and exits via fluid ports formed in the shell wall. The cavity is sealed by an internal member... Agent:
20110264090 - Medical instruments and techniques for treating pulmonary disorders: A surgical instrument for delivering energy to lung tissue, for example to cause lung volume reduction. In one embodiment, an elongated catheter has a handle portion that includes an interior chamber that is supplied with a biocompatible liquid media under pressure. An energy source delivers energy to the media to... Agent: Tsunami Medtech, LLC
20110264093 - Electrosurgical instrument comprising closing and firing systems: An electrosurgical surgical instrument can comprise a handle and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise first and second jaws which can be opened and closed to capture tissue therebetween. The handle can comprise a closure drive for closing the jaws and a firing drive which can be... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110264094 - External fixation clamp: An external fixation clamp for attaching a fixation pin to a connecting rod, the clamp including a clamp body having a slot dimensioned to transversely receive the connecting rod and a fixation pin bore adapted to receive the fixation pin. The clamp body further includes a set screw bore for... Agent:
20110264095 - Assisted positioning device for bone plate: The present invention relates to an assisted positioning device for bone plate, including: a bone plate, a first positioning component and a second positioning component. The surface of the bone plate configured a number of positioning grooves in order to correspond with a number of bone screws provided for the... Agent:
20110264096 - Mill head for a bone mill, the mill head including a catch tray: A bone mill including a base and a mill head that is removably attached to the base. A cutting disc is rotatably disposed in the mill head. When the mill head is attached to base, the cutting disc is rotated by a motor internal to the base. A plunger mounted... Agent:
20110264154 - Expandable arthroplasty plates: A device (20) used during a medical procedure to engage a cross-section of a bone is disclosed herein. The device is selectively expandable to correspond to the cross-section of the bone. Once the device is properly sized, the device is used as a sizing tool to select the proper size... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20110264152 - Insertion tool assembly: Insertion tool assemblies for positioning an implant at a target location in a patient. Insertion tool assemblies that comprise first and second jaw portions configured to engage an implant; a sleeve assembly coupled to the first and second jaw portions; and a handle coupled to the sleeve assembly.... Agent:
20110264153 - Intra-articular joint replacement and method: Methods of implanting a prosthesis to repair a joint include displacing a first bone from the joint formed by an intersection between the first bone and a second bone. An end portion of the first bone is resected to define a resected end. A concavity is formed into the resected... Agent:
20110264097 - Acl accommodating tibial design: Surgical methods and tibial implants (46) for accommodating the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during unicompartmental or bi-unicompartmental knee arthroplasty procedures.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20110264098 - Minimally invasive systems, devices, and surgical methods for performing arthrodesis in the spine: Systems, devices, and methods achieve percutaneous fusion of the spine. The systems, devices, and methods percutaneously manipulate instrumentation to achieve posterior percutaneous transpedicular access to an interior of a first targeted vertebral body through a pedicle of the vertebra. The systems, devices, and methods percutaneously manipulate instrumentation through the achieved... Agent:
20110264099 - Multi-directional cement delivery system: An instrument for performing a medical procedure includes a nozzle sized to fit through a cannula, and a plunger sized to be advanced through the nozzle and urge material through a distal tip of the nozzle. The plunger includes an interior lumen and a distal tip having a side port,... Agent: Kyphon SÀ Rl
20110264100 - Bone plate bender system: A pair of plate benders are provided for bending a bone plate. Each bender includes a lever arm having a first end and a second end. The first end includes a fulcrum for placement on the upper surface of the plate, and a foot insertable through the oblong screw hole... Agent:
20110264102 - Insertion mode phacoemulsification employing powered iol delivery: A system and method for performing an ocular surgical procedure is provided. The design provides an intra-ocular lens (IOL) to an eye through an incision in the eye by assessing IOL insertion conditions, translating said IOL insertion conditions into a desired force range for insertion of the IOL via the... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20110264101 - Intraocular lens insertion device: There is provided an intraocular lens insertion device capable of more easily inserting an intraocular lens into an eye. An intraocular lens insertion device 1 comprises a main body 2, an operation portion 5 and a cartridge 4 attached to the main body 2. The operation portion 5 has a... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20110264103 - Intraocular lens temperature control system: A system and method for performing an ocular surgical procedure is provided. The design maintains IOL temperature prior to implantation by assessing a desired IOL temperature, sensing existing IOL temperature, and maintaining the IOL substantially at the desired IOL temperature based at least in part on said existing IOL temperature.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20110264105 - Apparatus for inserting catheters or endoscopic devices into a body cavity: An apparatus for inserting an elongated device into a body cavity has a valve having a longitudinal axis. The valve is provided with a housing having a cup-shaped recess and a base, a first channel section provided in said base, a plunger having an end face, said plunger being at... Agent: Jotec Gmbh
20110264104 - Hemodialysis grafts and methods for localizing and identifying the placement of same: Disclosed are vascular access devices, implantable dialysis grafts, and systems including them useful for improved access to implanted medical devices. Also disclosed are implantable hemodialysis vascular access graft devices that facilitate easy, accurate and reproducible cannulation or needle entry into the implanted device by magnetically-locating a portion of the graft... Agent: The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
20110264106 - Snare: A snare for snaring an article in a vessel of a vascular system or other body vessel. The snare includes a core cable having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The snare also includes first, second and third loops each having a proximal end portion and a... Agent:
20110264107 - Navigated freehand surgical tool and kit: A handpiece arrangement for a tool having a retaining member configured to receive a portion of the tool in a secure position, a guard configured to cover a portion of the tool, at least one mounting member configured to receive a portion of a tracking system and an actuator mounted... Agent:
20110264108 - Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses: Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. Linkages movable along a range... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
20110264109 - Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses: Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. Linkages movable along a range... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
20110264110 - Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses: Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. Linkages movable along a range... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
20110264111 - Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses: Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. Linkages movable along a range... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
20110264112 - Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses: Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. Linkages movable along a range... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
20110264113 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument, which has an effector for engaging the surgical site joined to one end and a driving part for operating the effector joined to the other end, includes: a first shaft, which has one end joined with the driving part, and which extends... Agent:
20110264114 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument, which has an effector for engaging the surgical site joined to one end and a driving part for operating the effector joined to the other end, includes: a first shaft, which has one end joined with the driving part, and which extends... Agent:
20110264115 - Method and apparatus for grafting of skin tissue: Methods and apparatus are provided for affecting an appearance of skin by harvesting small portions of tissue from a donor (first) site and applying them at a recipient (second) site. A plurality of micrografts can be formed from a piece of graft tissue and attached to a dressing material. The... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20110264116 - Compressive denervation apparatus for innervated renal vasculature: Devices, systems, and methods facilitate modification of renal sympathetic nerve activity using a force generating arrangement. A device for mechanically modifying renal sympathetic nerve activity includes a contact arrangement having a shape that generally conforms to a portion of a renal artery wall and is configured for placement at the... Agent:
20110264117 - Tissue joining device and instrument for enabling use of a tissue joining device: A tissue joining device and a surgical instrument for employing the tissue joining device are provided. The tissue joining device may be designed such that a first member may be inserted into a second member in discrete increments so that two lumen structures can properly be combined.... Agent: Drexel University
20110264118 - Surgical device: A wound closure device for closing a surgical wound is provided. The device includes a flexible base sheet and at least one flexible hemostatic clip for applying pressure to a patient's tissue. The flexible base sheet includes at least a first end and a second end, as well as an... Agent: Zsx Medical, LLC
20110264120 - Composite mesh including a 3d mesh and a non porous film of oxidized cellulose from bacterial cellulose origin: The present invention relates to a composite implant comprising: a prosthetic fabric having a first side and a second side, a non-porous film of bacterial cellulose secured to the first side of the fabric. The invention further relates to a method of making such an implant.... Agent: Sofradim Production
20110264119 - Medical implant including a 3d mesh of oxidized cellulose and a collagen sponge: The present invention relates to A bioresorbable implant comprising: a bioresorbable porous layer including a biopolymer foam and defining first pores, a bioresorbable porous three-dimensional mesh made from a microbial cellulose and defining second pores, wherein the bioresorbable porous layer is disposed in the bioresorbable porous three-dimensional mesh. The invention... Agent: Sofradim Production
20110264122 - Device for applying glue on tissues to be connected: A device for applying a connecting glue (1) to the facing extremities (T1, T2) of two portions of tissue to be connected, comprising a diffusing element (3) suppliable with the glue (C) and interposable between the two portions of tissue (T1, T2) to be connected, wherein the diffusing element (3)... Agent:
20110264121 - Sleeve type fixing method and device for anastomosis for tubular organs such as intestines, stomach, esophagus etc: A sleeve type fixing method for anastomosis for tubular organs, using an anastomosis device which has an inner and an outer ring. The outer ring is made of elastic material, and the inside of the lower portion of the outer ring has an inwardly protruding ring. The protruding ring is... Agent:
20110264123 - Vascular graft: A vascular graft for anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts comprises piercing means (3) for engaging an end portion (8/8′) of a blood vessel or prosthesis and means (6, 6′) for precisely guiding one or more piercing elements (3) to pierce the wall of the vessel or prosthesis to a... Agent: Newman Medical Kft
20110264125 - Systems and methods for endoluminal valve creation: A method of manipulating tissue at a vessel includes advancing a device distally relative to an opening at an interior surface of the vessel, and into a first wall portion of a vessel until an entirety of the device is within the wall of the vessel, the device having a... Agent:
20110264124 - Vein removal device: A surgical tool for the obliteration of spider veins.... Agent:
20110264126 - Ultrasonic dissector: An ultrasonic surgical instrument for dissection and coagulation of tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes a vibration coupler supported within a housing and operably connected to an ultrasonic generator. An angled blade member is connected to the distal end of the vibration coupler to conduct high frequency vibration from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110264127 - Percutaneous methods and apparatus for creating native tissue venous valves: Percutaneous methods and apparatus for forming a venous valve from autologous tissue by creating at least one subintimal longitudinal dissection that forms at least one flap of intimal tissue are disclosed. In one method, a balloon catheter having a dissecting blade mounted thereon is delivered to a target site where... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
20110264128 - Percutaneous methods for apparatus for creating native tissue venous valves: Percutaneous methods and apparatuses for forming a venous valve from autologous tissue. A catheter having a retractable dissecting system received therein is delivered to a target location where a new venous valve is to be created. A distal balloon or other radially-expandable component mounted on the catheter is expanded against... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
20110264129 - Surgical instrument: A morcellator (1) for morcellating tissue within a body cavity of a patient is provided in combination with first (17) and second (18) tissue-pulling devices, and an insert (19). The morcellator (1) comprises a handle portion (2) having a lumen (6) passing therethrough, and an aperture (10) communicating with the... Agent:
20110264130 - Capsulotomy devices and methods: An Anterior Capsule Remover (“ACR”) device allows an ophthalmologist to safely and efficiently remove an anterior portion of the lens capsule at the beginning of cataract surgery. The device allows the surgeon to safely, efficiently and consistently create a circular central opening of a predetermined diameter in the top of... Agent:
20110264131 - Device for performing an incision: A medical cutting device is disclosed in which a pivoted element (50) is actuated by a trigger (34) and a cutting blade (30) is attached to the pivoted element (50) by a flexible connector and cam elements (46, 49) cause the blade (30) to move in an essentially parabolic path... Agent: Medipurpose Pte Ltd
20110264133 - Introducer sheaths, thrombus collection devices and associated methods: A sheath comprises an elastomeric tube having a self-expanding scaffold coupled to a wall. The scaffold can expand to a diameter larger than the tube diameter to provide an enlarged distal opening. An aspiration catheter has a balloon and an aspiration port so that occlusive material can be removed from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110264132 - Multi-utilitarian microcatheter system and method of use: A device for performing therapeutic or diagnostic procedures within the cerebrovasculature includes a catheter having a distal portion, a proximal portion and a lumen extending therebetween, the catheter including an expandable region for engaging the vessel wall, thrombus, atheroma, or other structures. The device further includes an elongate stretching member,... Agent: Reverse Medical Corporation
20110264134 - Frontal sinus dilation catheter: A balloon dilation catheter includes a substantially rigid inner guide member and a movable shaft coupled to a balloon that is slidably mounted on the substantially rigid inner guide member. To treat a sinus cavity of a subject using the balloon dilation the substantially rigid inner guide member is advanced... Agent: Entellus Medical, Inc.
20110264135 - Vascular device for emboli and thrombi removal and methods of use: Apparatus and methods are provided for use in filtering emboli from a vessel and/or performing thrombectomy and embolectomy, wherein a vascular device disposed on a guidewire comprises a support hoop disposed from a suspension strut. Alternately, a support hoop having an articulation region may be directly connected to a region... Agent: Incept LLC
20110264136 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument, which has an effector for engaging the surgical site joined to one end and a driving part for operating the effector joined to the other end, includes: a first shaft, which has one end joined with the driving part, and which extends... Agent:
20110264137 - Surgical instrument and loading unit for use therewith: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, a drive assembly, an endoscopic portion, a pair of jaw members, a dynamic clamping member, and a tissue stop. The drive assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with a movable handle of the handle assembly. The endoscopic portion... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110264138 - Coded heterofunctional sutures and methods: A marked heterofunctional surgical filament. The filament comprises two or more sections having different features, and the different sections of the filament are provided with markers in order that they may be identified and differentiated. The filament may have retainers on the surface of one or more sections such that... Agent: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20110264139 - Sutures and fibrosing agents: Sutures are used in combination with fibrosing agents to induce or stimulate fibrosis that between the sutures and the host tissues into which the sutures are inserted. Compositions and methods are described for use in lifting tissue, closing wound, and other applications.... Agent: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20110264141 - Flexible anchors for tissue fixation: An anchor for securing tissue to bone can include a flexible first tubular member, a flexible second tubular member, and a first suture member. The first tubular member can include a first wall defining a first passage between first and second ends. The second tubular member can include a second... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20110264140 - Knotless suture anchor: A suture anchor is disclosed having an outer body with an axial bore which receives and inner body for rotation. Suture passes between the inner body and outer body and rotation of the inner body wraps the suture thereabout locking the suture thereto. Rotation of the inner body also effects... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20110264142 - Teething pacifier: The teething pacifier of the invention is formed with a guard plate having a handle and a chewing plate formed on opposed surfaces thereof. The handle and the chewing plate are substantially co-planar and perpendicular to the plane of the guard plate. The chewing plate is formed with a first... Agent:
20110264143 - Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus: An orthopedic fastener is designed to attach an implant to bone in such a manner that, until the fastener is tightened, the implant may be rotationally adjusted against the bone. The implant may have a semispherical bone apposition surface that permits polyaxial rotation of the implant against the bone. The... Agent:
20110264144 - Lumbar-sacral strut: Medical devices for the treatment of spinal conditions are described herein. The medical device includes a main body that is adapted to be placed between the L5 vertebra and the sacrum so that the main body acts as a spacer with respect to the L5 vertebra and the sacrum to... Agent: Kyphon Sarl
20110264145 - Spinal construct system: Embodiments for a spinal construct system including a spinal fixation plate attachable to fixture element in end-to-end fashion with a coupling mechanism that axially and torsionally constrains the first and second rods to one another. In one form, the end-to-end attachment arrangement is aligned along a common axis of the... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110264146 - Devices for introduction into a body via a substantially straight conduit to form a predefined curved configuration, and methods employing such devices: A device for introduction into a body in a straight configuration and assuming within the body a predefined curved configuration, includes an elongated element formed from a number of segments interconnected so as to form effective hinges therebetween. When the elongated element is confined to a straight state, the effective... Agent: Nonliner Technologies Ltd.
20110264147 - Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization: A method and apparatus of limiting at least one degree of movement between a superior vertebral body, an inferior vertebral body, and an intermediate vertebral body that is disposed between the superior and inferior vertebral bodies of a patient. The method can comprise: advancing a distal end of a stabilization... Agent: Interventional Spine, Inc.
20110264149 - Bone fixation system including k-wire compression: A bone fixation system includes a bone plate, bone anchors, temporary fixation members, and forceps. The temporary fixation members are configured to be inserted through apertures in the bone plate and into underlying bone segments that are separated by a bone gap. The forceps are configured to apply a force... Agent:
20110264148 - Orthopedic implant in the form of a plate to be fixed between two bone parts: The plate is fixed by screws (3) engaged in holes (1a) formed in the thickness of the plate which is designed in such a way as to ensure an adjustable compression effort, created by a screwing effect, which brings the two bone parts closer together. The design consists of at... Agent:
20110264150 - Device for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures: A device for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures including at least two fixation means (5, 6), a securing plate (4) and at least one securing means (23) for the fixation means. Each fixation means (5, 6) has a first fixing portion (19) for fixing the fixation means in... Agent:
20110264151 - Bone fixation device and method of validating its proper placement: A bone fixation device, in particular a pedicle screw, is provided. The device includes an enhanced bone-to-metal interface, while also having electroconductive properties. Also provided are methods of using the bone fixation device and methods of validating proper placement of the device.... Agent:10/20/2011 > 62 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110257634 - Electro-mechanical surgical device: A surgical system includes an electro-mechanical driver, an elongated, flexible sheath, at least one drive shaft disposed within the flexible sheath, a surgical attachment coupled to the at least one drive shaft, the electro-mechanical driver configured to drive the surgical attachment, a shape-retaining sleeve, at least a portion of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110257636 - Electro-mechanical surgical device: A surgical system includes an electro-mechanical driver, an elongated, flexible sheath, at least one drive shaft disposed within the flexible sheath, a surgical attachment coupled to the at least one drive shaft, the electro-mechanical driver configured to drive the surgical attachment, a shape-retaining sleeve, at least a portion of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110257637 - Instrument for laparoscopic surgery: In an instrument for laparoscopic surgery, with an operating handle, a rectilinear first shaft section connected to the operating handle, a flexible second shaft section arranged at the distal end of the first shaft section and having an end part located at the distal tip of the second shaft section,... Agent: Q Medical International Ag
20110257633 - Magnetic docking system and method for the long term adjustment of an implantable device: An implantable device for controlling the circumference of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implants are disclosed which employ various means for adjusting and maintaining the size of an orifice to which they are attached. Systems permit... Agent:
20110257635 - Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device: A surgical system includes an electro-mechanical driver, an elongated, flexible sheath, at least one drive shaft disposed within the flexible sheath, a surgical attachment coupled to the at least one drive shaft, the electro-mechanical driver configured to drive the surgical attachment, a shape-retaining sleeve, at least a portion of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110257638 - Display for ophthalmic surgical console with user-selectable sectors: An ophthalmic surgical system includes a display device and a user interface. The display device generates a display on an image of a patient's eye comprising a plurality of non-overlapping display sectors. Each display sector displays one of a plurality of user-selectable surgical parameters. A user interface receives a user... Agent:
20110257639 - Methods for treating eye conditions: Architectures and techniques for treating conditions of the eye, such as presbyopia, utilize sources of treatment energy, such as electromagnetic energy emitting devices, to implement non-corneal manipulations. According to these devices and methods, the sources of treatment energy are activated to direct energy onto parts of the eye, such as... Agent: Biolase Technology, Inc.
20110257640 - System and method for microablation of tissue: The present invention generally relates to the field of laser treatment of tissue, and particularly, to a system and method for creating microablated channels in skin. The present invention is more particularly directed to treating subsurface tissue through the created channels.... Agent:
20110257641 - Phototherapy for renal denervation: Apparatuses and methods facilitate delivery of optical or photoacoustic energy to innervated vascular that contributes to renal sympathetic nerve activity. The optical energy delivered may be of sufficient power to scan or image innervated renal or aortal tissue. The optical energy delivered may be of sufficient power to ablate innervated... Agent:
20110257642 - Method for producing a permanent or nearly permanent skin image, design or tattoo by freezing the skin: This invention provides a relatively fast and safe method of producing a permanent or nearly permanent skin image, design, or tattoo similar in appearance to that of a solar tattoo. A protective design template is placed on the skin and a cryogenic agent applied to freeze exposed portions of the... Agent:
20110257643 - Apparatus and method for regulating tissue welder jaws: A surgical apparatus and methods for severing and welding tissue, in particular blood vessels. The apparatus includes an elongated shaft having a pair of relatively movable jaws at a distal end thereof. A first heating element on one of the jaws is adapted to heat up to a first temperature... Agent: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC
20110257644 - High pressure and high temperature vapor catheters and systems: Devices and systems are described for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen, preferably defined by an inner tubular member, formed of heat resistant polymeric materials such as polyimide. The device also has an outer surface formed of... Agent:
20110257645 - Systems and methods for treating a hollow anatomical structure: A catheter includes multiple primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes a resistive element located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the leads such that each lead can individually receive power. The catheter can include... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110257648 - Ablation catheters: The present invention relates generally to multifunctional catheters for performing ablation procedures, and more particularly to ablation catheters utilized in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac disorders. The present invention eliminates many of the problems associated with previous ablation catheters by providing an ablation treatment not dependent upon... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
20110257646 - Method for treating fecal incontinence: A sphincter tissue region is treated using a support structure sized for advancement into the anal canal. At least one electrode is carried by the structure. A mechanism is coupled to the electrode to move the electrode between a first position retracted in the support structure and a second position... Agent: Mederi Therapeutics Inc.
20110257647 - Systems, assemblies, and methods for treating a bronchial tree: Systems, assemblies, and methods to treat pulmonary diseases are used to decrease nervous system input to distal regions of the bronchial tree within the lungs. Treatment systems damage nerve tissue to temporarily or permanently decrease nervous system input. The treatment systems are capable of heating nerve tissue, cooling the nerve... Agent: Innovative Pulmonary Solutions, Inc.
20110257649 - Electrode for an electrophysiological ablation catheter: An electrode for an electrophysiological ablation catheter including an electrode body extending along a longitudinal axis, the electrode body including an electrode outer surface for emitting high-frequency signals and/or for measuring physiological signals, a first attachment point on a first end, at which the electrode is attached to a first... Agent: Vascomed Gmbh
20110257650 - Battery assembly for battery-powered surgical instruments: A battery assembly is used in battery-powered surgical instruments with handles having a battery chamber and different handle types. The battery assembly includes a housing having an exterior shape formed to removably connect with the battery chamber of the handles and a voltage-control circuit. The housing has at least one... Agent:
20110257651 - Surgical instrument: A device for morcellating tissue within a body cavity of a patient comprises a stationary tube (8) having a distal end portion, and a bipolar electrosurgical electrode assembly (13) located at the distal end of the tube. The electrosurgical electrode assembly (13) comprises first and second electrodes (14, 16) separated... Agent:
20110257652 - Intramedullary fixation device and methods for bone fixation and stabilization: An internal intramedullary fixation device for the stabilization of bone in arthrodesis and fractures of the foot and hand is disclosed. During implantation in the medullary canal of each bone, the device grasps the edges of the canal, stabilizing the bone (internally) during the natural healing process.... Agent: Arrowhead Medical Device Technologies, LLC.
20110257653 - Systems and methods for patient-based computer assisted surgical procedures: Surgical systems and methods are disclosed for creating a 3D model of a patient's affected area using an imaging device, using the model to determine an implant orientation and position, creating patient-matched instrumentation, placing the patient-matched instrumentation on the patient's anatomy, registering a computer-assisted surgical tool, and acquiring registration information.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20110257693 - Hard tissue anchors and delivery devices: The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for anchoring medical devices to hard tissues, such as bones or bony structures, particularly vertebrae. By anchoring these medical devices directly to the surrounding hard tissue, the devices are anchored closer to the source of treatment. This provides additional stability and reduces... Agent:
20110257692 - Low friction rod persuader: Instruments are provided for shifting elongate members, such as spinal rods, with respect to coupling members of spinal fixation systems. The instruments include a low friction drive mechanism having one or more rolling elements that ride along a helical groove or track in order to transform rotational movement of a... Agent:
20110257694 - Augmentation: A method of anchoring an implant in hard tissue, and/or hard tissue replacement material, includes the steps of providing an initial opening in the hard tissue, providing a thermoplastic augmentation element, a tool and a counter element, compressing the augmentation element between the tool and the counter element while energy... Agent: Ww Technology Ag
20110257654 - Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment: The apparatus of the present invention includes a number of components including a guide body component, an extension block component, a rotating arm component, an extension rod component, and a tibial referencing component. The guide body component contacts the distal-most surface of the femur. Its location is based off of... Agent:
20110257655 - Instrument for measuring the distraction pressure between vertebral bodies: An instrument for measuring the distraction pressure between vertebral bodies comprises a control device (34, 36; 64, 66) for introducing a pressure force onto surfaces of opposing vertebral bodies and a measuring device (50; 84) associated with the control device (34, 36; 64, 66) for determining the pressure force applied... Agent:
20110257656 - Taper sleeve extractor: A kit for use in orthopaedic surgery. The kit includes a plurality of heads, at least two of the plurality of heads having a different diameter. Each of the plurality of heads includes a female taper. The kit further includes a plurality of sleeves, at least two of the plurality... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.
20110257657 - Medical aligning device: A device (1) for aligning a guide wire with a bone, comprising: an attachment means (2) reversibly attachable to a bone; an alignment means (31) connected to the attachment means, the alignment means being moveable so as to locate a portion of the bone for insertion of the guide wire.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20110257658 - Modular intraocular lens injector device: An intraocular lens (IOL) injection device is modularized to enable cleaning of internal components after surgery. The device includes first and second housing modules. These modules collectively define a passageway along which an injector rod moves between a retracted position and an extended position. The first module is further configured... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.
20110257660 - Apparatus for implanting an electrical stimulation lead: In one embodiment, an introducer is provided for implanting an electrical stimulation lead to enable electrical stimulation of nerve tissue. The introducer includes an outer sheath and an inner penetrator. The outer sheath may accommodate insertion of the electrical stimulation lead and may be inserted into a human body near... Agent:
20110257659 - Strain relief apparatus for use with implantable medical lead: An extensible implantable medical device includes a body defining a lumen extending through the body. The lumen is configured to receive at least a portion of an implantable medical lead. The body includes a non-rectilinearly shaped portion. The non-rectilinearly shaped portion has a first shape spanning a first distance in... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110257661 - Surgical robot for liposuction: A liposuction surgical robot is disclosed. The liposuction surgical robot, which includes: a control unit, a robot arm driven by a particular control signal received from the control unit, a cannula mounted on the robot arm and extending in one direction, and a suction unit, which is formed on an... Agent:
20110257662 - System, method and apparatus for hair removal: Implementations of the present invention include systems, method and apparatus for hair removal. The hair removal system utilizing a reusable non-strip based member for applying, spreading and/or removing a hair removal compound. According to one aspect, a practitioner applies a sugar based natural wax to a target hair removal area,... Agent: Brilliance Marketing International, LLC
20110257663 - Suture system for manual and robotic surgery with suture thread gatherer and fuser and double pointed suture needle for one hand application (3): The invention is a suture system including a device and a method for manual and robotic surgery with suture thread gatherer and fuser and double pointed suture needle for one hand suture application.... Agent:
20110257664 - Tissue anchoring system and method: A method for securing an implant to tissue of a patient using a fixation apparatus and a delivery apparatus releasably carrying the fixation apparatus. The fixation apparatus includes first and second anchors and an adjustable band connecting the anchors. The band includes a cinch line and a tether connected to... Agent: Anulex Technologies, Inc.
20110257665 - Prosthetic device and method of manufacturing the same: A biocompatible surgical silk mesh prosthetic device employs a knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability of the mesh device, especially when the mesh device is cut. An example prosthetic device employs a knitted mesh including at least two yarns laid in a knit direction and engaging... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20110257666 - Surgical patch: Multi-layer structures are useful as surgical patches.... Agent: Sofradim Production
20110257667 - Anastomotic instrument, endoscope system, and control method of anastomotic instrument: An anastomotic instrument includes first and second units. The first unit is attached to a distal end portion of an insert section of an endoscope, and has a self-propellable apparatus and an anvil. The second unit is attached behind the first unit, and has a cartridge and a balloon. The... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110257668 - Systems and methods for creating anastomoses: Medical system and methods are provided for forming an Anastomosis, such as an intestinal bypass anastomosis for treatment of obesity or diabetes. The medical devices and methods are minimally invasive and reduce complications. One embodiment of the method includes forming a first opening in the first section and forming a... Agent:
20110257669 - Disposable lancet: The present invention relates to a disposable lancet. The present invention relates to a technical field of medical appliance. A disposable lancet comprises a needle tube and a needle body disposed in the needle tube. An inner wall of the needle tube is provided with a sliding groove adapted for... Agent: Tianjin Huahong Medical Co., Ltd.
20110257670 - Surgical device for tissue perforation: A surgical device for tissue perforation (1) includes a perforation member (2), characterized in that it includes a stop (4) that presses on the outer surface of tissue (1) and is mobile relative to the perforation member, and reaction elements (3) configured to resist the movement of the stop (4)... Agent:
20110257671 - Contact detection tubes, methods and systems for medical procedures: A contact detection method (70) involves a navigation of a contact detection tube (20′) within an open space of an anatomical region (50) of a body. The contact detection tube includes a tubular wall (21) having an interior surface (23) defining a working channel (24), and an electrode (30) integrated... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110257672 - Introducer device: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A... Agent: Spi Surgical, Inc.
20110257673 - Medical device: A medical device includes an expandable element for location in a blood vessel. The expandable element is movable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. In the expanded configuration, at least a part of a longitudinal axis of the expandable element is curved in three-dimensional space. The medical device... Agent:
20110257674 - Vascular occlusion device: A vascular occlusion device for occluding a body vessel is disclosed. The device comprises a hub having proximal and distal ends and a plurality of anchoring struts. Each anchoring strut has a first end and a second end. The first ends are connected together at the hub. Each of the... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110257676 - Embolic filters with controlled pore size: A device for filtering emboli from blood flowing through a lumen defined by the walls of a vessel in a patient's body. The device has a filter element being expandable from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. The filter element includes a material having pores, and the material having... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110257677 - Removable embolus blood clot filter: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20110257678 - Vascular embolic filter exchange devices and methods of use thereof: Vascular embolic filtering systems, as well as methods for using the same, are provided. In general, the subject invention includes a system comprised of a delivery and retrieval sheath adapted for delivering and retrieving multiple embolic filters, wherein the embolic filters are each operatively coupled to a distal region of... Agent: Incept LLC
20110257675 - Vena cava fliter having hourglass shape: The present invention is a luminal filter including: a plurality of filter elements interconnected so as to form a filter body shaped in a free recovery form and having a plurality of apertures disposed between and defined by the interconnected filter elements. The apertures are dimensioned so as to inhibit... Agent: Abbott Laboratories
20110257679 - Clamp member, clamp and anastomotic apparatus: The anastomotic apparatus is equipped, in a fork which extends in the stapling direction, with an organ gripping mechanism which has a first gripping teeth plate member, a second gripping teeth plate member, a housing, and a clamping teeth drive section connected to at least the aforementioned first gripping teeth... Agent: Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20110257681 - Surgical forceps including geared blade reverser mechanism: A forceps includes first and second shafts each having a jaw. At least one jaw is moveable from an open to a closed position. At least one jaw includes a blade slot for reciprocation of a blade therethrough. An actuation assembly disposed within one shaft is configured for translating the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110257680 - Surgical forceps including pulley blade reverser mechanism: A forceps includes first and second shafts each having a jaw disposed at an end thereof. At least one jaw is moveable from an open to a closed position for grasping tissue therebetween. At least one jaw includes a blade slot defined therein and extending therealong for reciprocation of a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110257682 - Medical devices incorporating functional adhesives: Methods for treating a wound at a surgical target site are provided which includes utilizing a surgical access device having a plurality of reactive members of a specific binding pair releasably contained on a surface of the access device, the reactive members having affinity for binding a cellular component of... Agent: Sofradim Production
20110257683 - Pacifier device and system: A pacifier system to help a child break a habit of using standard pacifiers includes a first pacifier, having a first nipple with a nipple shape and a first nipple size; and a second pacifier, having a second nipple with substantially the same nipple shape and a second nipple size.... Agent:
20110257684 - Ala rods for lumbar-sacral interspinous process device: Medical devices for the treatment of spinal conditions are described herein. The medical device includes a main body portion and a mounting portion that is adapted to be fixed with respect to the sacral ala and the main body portion is adapted to support an implant such as an interspinous... Agent: Kyphon S?rl
20110257685 - Pre-stressed spinal stabilization system: A spinal stabilization system, including a spinal implant having an elongate polymer body; a wire embedded in the body, the wire straining the polymer body; and a mounting element coupled to the elongate polymer body to facilitate engagement of the body to a spinal segment; and an orthopedic anchor having... Agent:
20110257686 - Flexible bone fastener and methods of use: A bone fastener includes an elongated first section having a distal end. A flexible member has an outer surface and defines an inner cavity configured for disposal of the distal end of the first section. An elongated second section defines a longitudinal axis and includes a wall that defines an... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110257687 - Load sharing bone fastener and methods of use: A bone fastener includes a first section configured to support a bone construct. A second section is configured for fixation with bone and defines a longitudinal axis. An intermediate flexible section is disposed between the first section and the second section such that the first section is longitudinally aligned with... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110257688 - Expandable medical device and method: Embodiments of the invention include expandable, implantable devices and methods. Devices may be inserted with a longitudinal biasing force between anatomical structures to be stabilized and then expanded laterally or otherwise filled to provide secure fixation between or among the anatomical structures. In some embodiments, an implant replaces one or... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110257689 - Bone screw: The invention relates to a bone screw having a screw shaft (15) comprising a point (13) and concentric to a longitudinal axis (27) of the screw, and that can be anchored in a bone or part of a bone. A screw head (14) is attached to the screw shaft (15).... Agent:
20110257690 - Transverse and sagittal adjusting screw: A bone anchor assembly is provided, which may be used in cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral areas of the spine or other orthopedic locations. The anchor assembly includes a bone anchor, a receiver mounted to the bone anchor, a saddle within the receiver, a spacer within the receiver, and an... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110257691 - Locking cannulated bone screw system: A cannulated bone screw having a cannula or lumen defined herein is disclosed. The screw may be fully or partially threaded and may have a cancellous thread form. Alternatively, the head of the screw may be generally flat on its undersurface. The screw head may further include an anti-backout feature... Agent: Spineology, Inc.10/13/2011 > 55 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110251599 - Deflectable instrument shafts: Deflectable instrument shafts are formed of alternating segments, each of which has a first end or face contacting an adjacent segment along a first plane, and a second end or face contacting an adjacent segment along a second plane that is transverse to the first plane. In some embodiments, the... Agent:
20110251598 - Instrument of patterning cusp for cardiac valve reconstruction and component thereof: the template 3 is formed with a scribing portion 31 including a substantially semi-circular valve cusp base forming portion 33 having a diameter as a sum of a nominal diameter (D1 to D8) defined for the diameter of a circular cylinder constituting the arcuate surface of a sizer block (G1... Agent:
20110251597 - Neural-monitoring enabled sleeves for surgical instruments: A neural monitoring enabled insulating sleeve for use with a surgical instrument during a surgical procedure on a patient in patient body tissue includes a tubular portion having a proximal end, a distal end, and a bore extending therethrough. The bore is configured to receive the surgical instrument. The tubular... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110251600 - Ultrasonic applicator: An ultrasonic applicator includes an ultrasonic converter accommodated within a converter housing, a first housing, and a second housing. A rear end portion of the first housing is located in the second housing and an inner end portion of the converter housing is located in the rear end portion of... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20110251601 - Ophthalmological laser system and operating method: An ophthalmological laser system and operating method wherein laser-supported operative interventions can be achieved with higher accuracy. The cornea is irradiated with an ophthalmological laser and a detection light confocally recorded, the cornea being scanned in three-dimensions by irradiation with an illuminating laser power using a scanner unit along several... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20110251602 - Method and apparatus for tissue expansion: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide method and apparatus for facilitating stretching of a bio-logical tissue by forming a plurality of micro-slits in the tissue. Each micro-slit can be less than about 2 mm or less than about 1.5 mm long, or even less than about 1 mm, such... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20110251603 - Photonic crystal fibers and medical systems including photonic crystal fibers: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure features a system that includes a flexible waveguide having a hollow core extending along a waveguide axis and a region surrounding the core, the region being configured to guide radiation from the CO2 laser along the waveguide axis from an input end to... Agent: Omniguide, Inc.
20110251604 - Nano discharges in liquids: The present invention is direct to a nano-probe corona tool and uses thereof. A nano-probe corona tool is disclosed having a tip with a diameter in the nano-scale, typically around 100 nm. The nano-probe corona tool is constructed of electrically conductive material. On the other end of the tool, a... Agent: Drexel University
20110251607 - Feedback system for integrating interventional planning and navigation: A therapy planning and image guidance and navigation for an interventional procedure are combined in one system. The system includes: a radio frequency ablation therapy planning component (1) capable of creating an initial treatment plan, adjusting the treatment plan to take into account data received during a procedure and transferring... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110251605 - Optical hydrology arrays and system and method for monitoring water displacement during treatment of patient tissue: A system that monitors water displacement in tissue during patient therapy includes a generator supplying electrosurgical energy to tissue, a spectrometer operably coupled to the generator, and a processor communicating with the generator and with the spectrometer having a light source for exposing tissue to light and a light sensor.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110251606 - Surgical instrument with non-contact electrical coupling: A surgical instrument includes a reusable base component including a handle and an electrically activatable modular component removably coupled to the base component. The modular component includes an end effector operable from the handle to treat tissue. The end effector is responsive to manipulation of the handle. A first energy... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110251608 - Cable actuated end-effector for a surgical instrument: Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising a handle, a shaft coupled to the handle and extending along a longitudinal axis, an end effector, and a cable. The end effector may comprise a first jaw member, a second jaw member and a reciprocating member. The cable may extend... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110251609 - Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion: Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis. The end effector may be positioned at a distal end of the shaft and may comprise first and second... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110251610 - Mis electrosurgical handpiece: An electrosurgical handpiece comprising a squeezable handle connected to extend and retract bipolar electrodes from a rigid tubular member. The bipolar electrodes comprise active separable distal ends and connecting links configured such that when the handle is unsqueezed, the active distal ends protrude from the distal end of the first... Agent:
20110251611 - Sealing plate temperature control: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly has a pair of opposing jaw members. At least one of the jaw members has a support base and a sealing plate coupled to the electrical jaw lead. The sealing plate has a stainless... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110251612 - Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws: Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis. The end effector may be positioned at a distal end of the shaft and may comprise first and second... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110251613 - Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws: Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along an longitudinal axis. The end effector may be positioned at a distal end of the shaft and may comprise first and second... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110251614 - Locking rod fusion device: A locking rod fusion device and method uses internal locking rods and screws that will lock together. In particular, the device allows the insertion of multiple locking rods in combination with a plate, which requires less dissection and disruption of soft tissues and vasculature. The device also provides a more... Agent: Temple University-of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
20110251615 - System for use in treatment of vertebral fractures: Methods and devices that displace bone or other hard tissue to create a cavity in the tissue. Where such methods and devices rely on a driving mechanism for providing moving of the device to form a profile that improves displacement of the tissue. These methods and devices also allow for... Agent: Dfine, Inc.
20110251616 - Expandable reamer and method of use: A surgical reamer assembly includes a dilator having a longitudinal passage extending therethrough for receiving a guidewire and a tubular channel positioned over the dilator. The surgical reamer assembly also includes an expandable reamer head coupled to an elongated shaft, such that the expandable reamer head is insertable through the... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20110251617 - Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy: Apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy, the apparatus comprising a wedge-shaped implant for disposition in a wedge-shaped opening created in the tibia, wherein the wedge-shaped implant comprises at least one key for disposition in at least one corresponding keyhole formed in the tibia adjacent to the wedge-shaped... Agent:
20110251618 - Distal femoral cutting guide: A device and a method for establishing a position and orientation for a preliminary saw cut in a distal end of a femur to prepare the femur for installation of a prosthetic knee joint. A guide block defining a cutting plane is carried on an adjustably positioned locating arm that... Agent:
20110251619 - Hip joint access using a circumferential wire and balloon: The devices disclosed herein can provide access to the central compartment by accessing the medial-inferior side of the acetabulum, where a gap in the labrum exists. A distending device access the peripheral compartment of a hip joint. The device can then be circumferentially looped around the femoral head, and further... Agent:
20110251620 - Perforated balloon and method for forming a hardened orthopaedic paste in a bone using same: The present invention discloses a technique for forming a hardened orthopaedic paste in a bone cavity, which involves a forced-feeding balloon rupture mechanism. This mechanism includes continuously or intermittently injecting a liquid or gas into a perforated balloon containing a hardened orthopaedic paste therein in a bone cavity until the... Agent: Bezaleel, LLC
20110251621 - Drill shaft with offset guide: A drill guide formed by a cannulated body with a distal opening and at least one drill guide arm extending from the outer wall forming the cannulated body at an acute angle is disclosed. The inner channel formed by the cannulated body may be concentric with the cannulated body. The... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20110251622 - Method and instrument for occlusion of uterine blood vessels: A method for performing a cesarean section includes the occlusion of uterine arteries using an atraumatic occlusion instrument, for example, an atraumatic clamp, after pulling the uterus from the pelvic cavity and placing it on the patient abdomen, The method significantly reduces blood loss in patients. An atraumatic occlusion clamp... Agent:
20110251623 - Method and apparatus for breaking up calculi in urinary intracavity by milling: The present invention discloses calculi breakup method and apparatus. The method comprises: inserting a combination of an endoscope with a driving assembly and a milling assembly, or a combination of an endoscope and a sleeve with a driving assembly and a milling assembly into the urinary intracavity; starting up a... Agent:
20110251625 - Medical navigation system and method for the operation thereof: In a medical navigation system and an operating method therefor, a navigation device, having a field of view, detects a position indicator attached to a subject within the navigation field of view, and the navigation device, and thus the navigation field of view, are varied in position by a motorized... Agent:
20110251624 - Needle-coupled parallel mechanism: A needle-coupled parallel mechanism is provided. The needle-coupled parallel mechanism is structurally improved so as to have a broad working area and a high precision. The needle-coupled parallel mechanism comprises a fixedly positioned frame, a main shaft, three first links, three second links, and a needle. The main shaft is... Agent: Iucf-hyu (industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University)
20110251626 - Suture passer assembly: A surgical instrument and method of using same are provided. The instrument includes a jaw portion extending along an axis and a handle portion rotatably connected with the jaw portion and configured to at least partially rotate about the axis with respect to the jaw portion. A needle assembly can... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20110251627 - Suturing device, system, and method: Improved medical suturing devices, systems, and methods may hold a suture needle at a fixed location relative to a handle of the device, allowing the surgeon to grasp and manipulate the handle of the suturing device to insert the needle through tissues in a manner analogous to use of a... Agent: Suturenetics, Inc.
20110251628 - Anastomotic device for tubular organ: Provided is an anastomotic device including a first holder and a second holder for holding a first anastomotic ring and a second anastomotic ring, respectively, a first slave body which is connected to the first holder, and which has a first slave surface, a second slave body which is connected... Agent:
20110251629 - Embolectomy devices and methods for treatment of acute ischemic stroke condition: Clot engagement element comprising bundle of unwoven fibers can be assembled to form an acute stroke treatment device. The device has the capability of forming a three dimensional filtration matrix comprising effective pores with a distribution of sizes. The bundle of fiber design allows the device to be effectively delivered... Agent:
20110251630 - Corneal marking apparatus: A handheld instrument for marking a cornea, comprising: a handle; a pendulum coupled to the handle; an eye contact element coupled to the pendulum, the eye contact element comprising an eye contact surface; and a corneal marker comprising a marking element, the corneal marker being rotatably coupled to the pendulum.... Agent:
20110251631 - Micro surgical knife with safety feature: A surgical knife safety handle device comprises a handle body being essentially solid and has at least one formation on the outside of the body. There is a knife holder at the distal end of the handle body. A movable guard engages with the formation for longitudinal movement between an... Agent: Oasis Medical, Inc.
20110251632 - Method of powering a surgical instrument: A method for powering electrically powered surgical instruments includes removably inserting a cordless battery assembly into a handle thereof, the instrument handles having a battery chamber and different types. The battery assembly comprises an energy cell powering a signal generation assembly of the instruments. A battery/handle interface has connectors mating... Agent:
20110251633 - Trocar assembly with rotatable obturator housing: A trocar system includes a cannula having a cannula housing and a cannula sleeve extending from the cannula housing, and an obturator at least partially positionable within the cannula. The obturator includes an obturator housing adapted for mating with the cannula housing, an obturator shaft connected to the obturator housing... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110251634 - Apparatus and methods for correcting nasal valve collapse: The present invention relates to apparatus ad methods for correcting nasal valve collapse comprising a device configured for suspending a nasal valve, the device comprising a body portion comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of barbs, wherein the body portion is configured to be inserted through... Agent:
20110251637 - Internal tourniquet method: An internal tourniquet and method for establishing hemostasis within a portion of a limb to facilitate surgery controls flow of a fluid into a capsule surrounding substantially all of a human joint. Blood concentration in the capsule is sensed; and pressure in the capsule is controlled to maintain a fluid... Agent: Abatis Medical Technologies Limited
20110251636 - Tourniquet effector: Tourniquet effector system estimates and indicates the pressure gradients produced on the surface of the body by an effector, thereby allowing the pressure gradients to be minimized. The system also detects and monitors blood flow beneath the effector, thereby allowing the pressure applied by the effector to be regulated near... Agent: Western Clinical Engineering Ltd.
20110251635 - Use of remote ischemic conditioning for traumatic injury: The invention provides methods for reducing traumatic injury through the use of ischemic conditioning.... Agent: The Hospital For Sick Children
20110251638 - Implantable biodegradable wound closure device and method: A device and methods for maintaining the alignment of the edges of a wound in the fascia and associated layers are disclosed. The device includes a biodegradable implantable device, an insertion tool and a compression tool. The biodegradable implantable device includes a biodegradable compressible structure of such size and shape... Agent: Strategic Capital LLC
20110251640 - Barbed medical device and method: Barbed medical devices include a multifilament elongate body and a monofilament fragment. The multifilament elongate body has an outer surface. The monofilament fragment has a first portion positioned within the multifilament elongate body and at least a second portion which extends beyond the outer surface of the multifilament elongate body... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110251639 - Coated looped suture: A suture including a reinforced loop is described herein. The suture includes an elongate body including a proximal section and a distal section, wherein the distal section includes first and second overlapping sections and a loop. A polymeric coating is positioned on at least a portion of the distal section... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110251641 - Bioabsorbable magnesium knots for securing surgical suture: A crimpable magnesium sleeve for securing a suture within the body and for dissolving over time while introducing only compatible amounts of magnesium into the body. An instrument for placing such a sleeve on a suture crimping the sleeve and cutting the suture after placement. An alloy of magnesium, zinc,... Agent: Lsi Solutions, Inc.
20110251642 - Medical anchor device: An endoscopically-deployable tissue-manipulation device including an elongate, generally tubular outer body having a proximal portion and a distal end portion that may be configured as sufficiently flexible to traverse the working channel of a flexible endoscope (e.g., side-viewing duodenoscope). The outer body may include an outer body lumen extending longitudinally... Agent:
20110251643 - Spinal osteosynthesis system: A spinal osteosynthesis system comprising at least one flexible rod mounted to slide freely and guided in pivoting in a member (12) for connection to means for fastening on a vertebra, such as a pedicular screw (10) for example. The invention makes it possible to strengthen and stabilize the column... Agent:
20110251644 - Dynamic stabilization system using polyaxial screws: A spinal stabilization system including an insert positionable in the channel of the housing of a poly-axial pedicle screw which allows for locking the housing of the poly-axial pedicle screw from pivotal movement through a clamping force generated by rotational engagement of a fastener with the housing while clamping a... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
20110251645 - Jointed rod: The present invention is a spinal fixation device that includes an occipital rod having a first end and a second end, and a spinal rod extending from a connection housing having a first end and a second end. The first end of the spinal rod is integral with a portion... Agent:
20110251646 - Surgical device for correction of spinal deformities: The present invention relates generally to a surgical device for the correction of deformities of the spinal column and finds particular, although not exclusive, utility in devices which are surgically implantable. Presently known implantable surgical devices are unable to provide for the progressive correction of spinal deformities assisted by active... Agent: Concept Spine Ltd
20110251647 - Method for resurfacing a lumbar articular facet: Methods for treating spinal pathologies, and more specifically methods for treating articulating surfaces of facet joints. The methods involve providing artificial articulating surfaces for facet joint articular facets. In addition, various types of rasps may be used to prepare the articulating surfaces prior to placement of the artificial articulating surfaces.... Agent:
20110251648 - Implant system for stabilizing bones: The invention relates to an implant system having at least one component (6, 24, 33, 39) comprising an elongated body (15, 25, 34, 40) having at least one segment at which it can be connected to an attachment system (2, 3; 42) of the implant system, such as a pedicle... Agent:
20110251649 - Bone screw: In order to improve a bone screw with a shaft defining a longitudinal axis and with a head which can be brought into engagement with a bone screw receiving means of a bone plate for the releasable connection of the bone screw to the bone plate, wherein a securing element... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20110251650 - Bone anchoring device: A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shaft and a head; a receiving part having a top end, a bottom end, a rod recess, a coaxial bore, and a seat; and a pressure element that is movable within the bore. The head is pivotable with respect to... Agent:
20110251651 - Screw: A screw of the present invention includes a rod defining an axis along its orientation. The axis locates at a center of the rod. The rod has a surface being formed with at least one rod thread. A head is axially extended from the rod, and the head has a... Agent:10/06/2011 > 75 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110245811 - Handy scratcher: The Handy Scratcher is essentially tubular in shape. The proximal end of the Handy Scratcher, where it is held, consists of a rubberized grip to facilitate a secure hold while the unit is in use. In addition, a sliding clip mechanism is featured, which serves to extend and retract the... Agent:
20110245812 - Medical instrument for microinvasive surgical interventions: A shaft for a medical instrument for a minimally invasive procedure includes a proximal end that is mechanically connectable or connected with an operational device and a distal end that is connectable or connected with a tool, whereby the shaft comprises a bent portion and whereby no plane exists from... Agent:
20110245813 - Treatment tool: A treatment tool of the invention includes: a treatment part that can swing about a predetermined swing axis in order to perform treatment to a biological tissue; a plate-like wire-connecting part provided at the treatment part, the wire-connecting part having a predetermined thickness and a through hole formed therein in... Agent:
20110245818 - Adjustable chromophore compounds and materials incorporating such compounds: The present invention is directed to adjustable chromophore compounds and materials (e.g., ophthalmic lens materials) incorporating those compounds. The adjustable chromophore compounds include a chemical moiety that structurally changes upon exposure to predetermined electromagnetic radiation (e.g., two photon radiation) as well as lens materials, particularly intraocular lens materials that incorporate... Agent:
20110245814 - Automated non-invasive capsulectomy and anterior segment surgical apparatus and method: An economical computer-controlled non-invasive laser apparatus and method to perform anterior segment surgery in an eye are disclosed. The laser source may include a pumping laser, a Nd:YAG laser cavity gain media, a stimulated Raman converter crystal, intracavity beam diameter-reducing optics, and an intracavity Q-switching crystal. The laser pulses have... Agent:
20110245815 - Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus for treating a patient's eye by irradiating a treatment laser beam thereto, comprises: an irradiation unit including a treatment laser source, and a scanner for scanning an irradiation spot of the treatment beam from the laser source onto a tissue of the patient's eye in... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20110245816 - Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus for treating a patient's eye, comprises: a treatment laser source for emitting a treatment laser beam; an aiming light source for emitting an aiming beam; an irradiation unit including a zoom lens for changing a size of each irradiation spot of the treatment beam and... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20110245817 - Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus for treating a patient's eye, including: a binocular microscopic optical system; a treatment laser source; an optical fiber; an irradiation optical system, the irradiation optical system including: a zoom optical system including a zoom lens movable along an optical axis of the irradiation optical system;... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20110245819 - Bone fixation system: A bone fixation system is provided. The bone fixation system may include a plate, one or more fasteners configured to attach the plate to a target anatomical location such as bone, and a surgical device that facilitates the attachment of the plate and the fasteners.... Agent:
20110245820 - Apparatus for enhancing brightness of a wavelength converting element: Disclosed is an exemplary illumination device for enhancing the brightness of wavelength converting element. The illumination device includes a wavelength converting element operable for receiving light from a light source at a first wavelength range and converting the light to a second wavelength range. The wavelength converting element includes a... Agent:
20110245821 - Cryoprobe having internal warming fluid capabilities: A medical device including elongate probe defining proximal and distal ends and a thermally-transmissive region at its distal end, the elongate probe including a first fluid supply line in fluid communication with the thermally-transmissive region. A second fluid supply line is provided in fluid communication with the thermally-transmissive region, the... Agent: Medtronic Ats Medical, Inc.
20110245822 - Deflectable sheath catheters: The present invention provides devices and methods for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. In one embodiment a deflectable sheath catheter includes an elongate catheter body having proximal and distal ends, the distal end having a distal tip region that includes a plurality of flexible segments with varying degrees of stiffness.... Agent: Cardiofocus, Inc.
20110245823 - Cryogenic system: A cryosurgical system and method for supplying cryogen to a probe. The system including a container filled with cryogen and having bellows of a pump submerged within said cryogen. Conduits fluidly interconnect the bellows and a probe that is outside the container to permit the cryogen to be forced from... Agent: Endocare, Inc.
20110245824 - Alternating core composite wire: A wire having an outer shell and a core, the core including at least a first plurality of core segments that may be made of a first core material and a second plurality of core segments that may be made of a second core material different from the first core... Agent: Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation
20110245825 - Surgical instrument, particularly electrosurgical instrument: A surgical instrument, particularly an electrosurgical instrument, including an actuating element for actuating at least one first and one second functional unit, wherein the actuating element is movable in a translational and/or rotational motion within a movement range, wherein the first functional unit is actuatable by means of a movement... Agent:
20110245828 - Deflectable sheath catheters: The present invention provides devices and methods for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. In one embodiment a deflectable sheath catheter includes an elongate catheter body having proximal and distal ends, the distal end having a distal tip region that includes a plurality of flexible segments with varying degrees of stiffness.... Agent: Cardiofocus, Inc.
20110245827 - Medical device: A medical device includes a treatment portion, a long cylindrical insertion portion, an operation portion and transmission portion. The insertion portion includes a regulation member provided while being projected from an inner wall surface of the insertion portion for regulating a length by which the treatment portion protrudes from the... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20110245826 - Method and system of reduction of low frequency muscle stimulation during electrosurgical procedures: Reduction of low frequency muscle stimulation during electrosurgical procedures. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: treating a target tissue with an electrosurgical wand comprising a plurality of active electrodes intermittently exposed to a rectifying electrical phenomenon; charging a first capacitance in series with a first electrode... Agent:
20110245829 - Endoscopic high-frequency treatment instrument: An endoscopic high-frequency treatment instrument includes a sheath, an operation wire, a first gripping part, a second gripping part and a first electrode. The sheath includes a front end, a rear end, and a longitudinal shaft. The operation wire is provided in the sheath so as to advance and retreat.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110245830 - Foot, ankle and lower extremity compression and fixation system and related uses: The present devices, systems and processes can simultaneously reduce a malady of the foot, ankle, and/or lower extremity and provide compression and stabilization through the use of a combined internal fixation device, external fixation device and a lower extremity stabilizing device. The various embodiments of the system are capable of... Agent:
20110245833 - Depth controllable and measurable medical driver devices and methods of use: Disclosed are devices and methods for creating a bore in bone. The devices and methods described involve controlling the drive and measuring the work of a working tool such that a user can avoid injuries to surrounding structures.... Agent:
20110245831 - Reaming device with carbon fiber shaft and molded interface element: A reaming device comprising a shaft with a mounting portion, the mounting portion having an outer surface; a carbon fiber layer located on the mounting portion outer surface; an injection molded interface element for mechanical coupling of an external device molded on the carbon fiber layer, the interface element having... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20110245832 - Wrapped connection between carbon fiber shaft and metal part: A reamer has a flexible carbon fiber composite shaft coupled to an interface element by wrapping a carbon fiber material so as to provide a reliable connection between the shaft and the interface element while maintaining flexibility of the shaft. The reaming device shaft has a mounting portion, the mounting... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20110245834 - Surgical punch: A surgical punch has a cartridge for collecting the resected chips cut off in successive punch cuts. The cartridge is a replaceable disposable commodity. The cartridge consists of a casing and a tooth rail which is guided longitudinally displaceable relative to the casing. Once the cartridge is inserted, the casing... Agent: S.u.a. Martin Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110245884 - Reducing instrument for spinal surgery: An instrument is provided for use in orthopedic surgery for reduction of a connecting member such as a spinal rod toward an implant such as a bone screw. An embodiment of the instrument includes handle portions that are pivotable relative to each other and biased apart, and arm portions pivotable... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110245885 - Protection sleeve retention device: A system for inserting an implant into a bone comprises a base, a first arm coupled to and extending away from the base in a first direction, a distal end of the first arm configured to removably attach to an implant so that the base is in a desired orientation... Agent:
20110245835 - Surgical instrument: Patient specific surgical instruments, and in particular cutting guides, and methods of use and manufacture are described. The surgical instrument can be used in an orthopaedic arthroplasty procedure to be carried out on a joint of a patient and can allowing soft tissue balancing for the joint. The instrument comprises... Agent: Depuy International Ltd
20110245836 - Minimal incision maximal access mis spine instrumentation and method: A minimal incision maximal access system allows for maximum desirable work space exposure within the incision along with maximum access to the operative field utilizing a minimum incision as small as the width of the working tube. Instead of multiple insertions of dilating tubes the design is a streamlined single... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20110245837 - Insertion instrument for inserting socket inserts into the spherical recesses of hip sockets: An insertion instrument for hip endoprosthetics for inserting socket inserts into endoprosthetic hip sockets having holding claws which are connected to a substantially ring-shaped support element through spring elements, wherein the insertion instrument can be placed on the socket insert and can be connected to said socket insert through the... Agent:
20110245838 - Percutaneous transpedicular access, fusion, discectomy, and stabilization system and method: Apparatus and methods for accessing an inferior vertebra, a superior vertebra, and a disc space therebetween via a transpedicular approach in the inferior vertebra that may include creating a channel normal to the pedicle and using an offset guide to create a second transpedicular channel at an angle to the... Agent:
20110245839 - Locking screw driver with increased torsional strength: An orthopedic tool for implanting a bone screw and a method of manufacturing the same. The orthopedic tool includes a head that is shaped to lock onto the bone screw and that has improved torsional strength.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20110245840 - Intraocular lens injector system: An intraocular lens (IOL) assembly packaged for shipping, comprising an IOL injector component having a lumen wall, and an intraocular lens, at least one of the lumen wall and the optic comprising a first lens retention feature for impeding progress of the lens through said lumen toward the distal end.... Agent:
20110245841 - Expandable devices and methods of use: A sieving device and related methods including an expandable sieve mounted on a surgical guide wire. The expandable sieve may be a self-expandable braided filter which is mounted on the guide wire in an axially fixed position, or moveable in one or more directions. The sieving device is deployable in... Agent: Xenolith Medical Ltd.
20110245842 - Left chamber pressure sensor lead delivery system: An apparatus for and method of measuring pressure through a septum in a patient's heart. A lead inserted into the right side of a heart is routed through the septum to gain access to the left side of the heart. The lead includes a mounting mechanism that secures the lead... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110245843 - Nerve surveillance cannulae systems: An expandable tip cannula system, comprising: a hollow cannula shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and an expandable tip mounted at the distal end of the hollow cannula shaft, the expandable tip comprising a plurality of generally-triangular shaped petals held together in a radially-inwardly tapered arrangement between... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.
20110245844 - Medical robot system: A medical robot system includes a forceps arm provided with a forceps manipulator and a camera arm provided with an endoscope. The forceps manipulator and the endoscope are inserted into a living body through a common insertion implement. The system further includes an operating unit that generates a control signal... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110245845 - Follicular unit removal tool with pivoting retention member: Tools and methods are provided for removing follicular units from a body surface while improving retention of the follicular units in the removal tool. The removal tool is configured to accommodate a retention member. The retention member may comprise pivotally movable elements which retain the follicular unit in the removal... Agent:
20110245846 - Endoscopic tissue anchor deployment devices and methods: An endoscopic tissue anchor deployment device includes a handle, an elongated shaft defining an internal lumen, and an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongated shaft. A tissue anchor catheter is removably inserted through the lumen of the elongated shaft, the catheter having a tissue anchor assembly... Agent: Usgi Medical, Inc.
20110245847 - Hermetic rotating handle assembly for a surgical clip applier for laparoscopic procedures: This invention provides hermetically-sealed handle assembly with a rotating trigger for use with disposable components, such as surgical clip appliers. The rotating trigger reduces the gripping force necessary to fully control the internal actuator mechanism to operate a disposable surgical clip applier to fully ligate a vessel or other tissue.... Agent:
20110245848 - Non-invasive surgical ligation clip system and method of using: A surgical ligation clip capable of remote deployment through a cannula to engage an anatomical structure.... Agent: Interrad Medical, Inc.
20110245849 - Systems and methods for accommodating anatomical characteristics in the treatment of septal defects: Systems and methods for treating internal tissue defects, such as septal defects, with implantable devices are provided. An exemplary clip-based device includes a tubular body having at least a deflectable anchors coupled thereto. The anchors can be coupled on opposite ends of the tubular body and configured to deflect between... Agent:
20110245850 - Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression: Suture passer systems for tissue suspension and tissue compression, and more particularly for tongue suspension, are described. The system can include at least a first elongate tubular body or shaft, a needle having a lateral bias carried by the elongate body, and a retrieval element operably connected to the elongate... Agent: Siesta Medical, Inc.
20110245851 - Removable medical device having at least one patch member: The present embodiments provide a removable medical device, comprising a sleeve having proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therebetween. At least one support member having an expanded deployed configuration is coupled to the sleeve using at least one permanent connector. A patch member comprising a resorbable material is... Agent:
20110245852 - Medical device: The present invention provides a peripheral nerve growth conduit for peripheral nerve repair, in particular conduits through which peripheral nerves can grow. The conduit includes poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL). Preferably, the inner (luminal) surface of the conduit comprises pits having a depth of 1-4 μm. Suitably, the conduit may also include poly-lactic... Agent:
20110245854 - Devices and methods to deliver, retain and remove a separating device in an intussuscepted hollow organ: The present invention is an improved separating device for providing the malabsorptive component of a minimally invasive weight reduction system. This device may be a sleeve, liner, or tubular sheath that alters absorption of compositions through walls of hollow organs (stomach, intestines). The improvement involves better long-term retention through the... Agent: Hourglass Technologies, Inc.
20110245853 - Intestinal anastomotic surgery aid: An intestinal anastomotic surgery aid 1 is constituted with a cylindrical portion 40 for covering the proximal end side of an engaging rod 28, and a cover portion 41 that extends from the cylindrical portion 40 towards the distal end side of the engaging rod 28. The proximal end part... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.
20110245855 - Ligating apparatus: A ligating apparatus includes a clip, a clip connecting member, a clip holding member, an operating wire, an inner sheath member, an outer sheath member and first and second movement restricting portions. The clip ligates a body tissue with arm portions. The clip connecting member connects to a clip base... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110245857 - Acupuncture needle delivery system: An acupuncture needle and delivery system that facilitates the sanitary insertion and handling of the acupuncture needle in all orientations, and that does not impede the performance of the various post-insertion procedures of the sort commonly used by acupuncture practitioners. In a fully assembled pre-use state, the device includes an... Agent:
20110245856 - Porous acupuncture needle: A porous acupuncture needle includes a needle portion for puncturing the outer skin of human body, and an operation portion for being held and handled by a user. The needle portion includes a needle body, a porous layer formed by a plurality of micropores on the surface of the needle... Agent: Biomate Medical Devices Technology Co., Ltd.
20110245858 - Method and apparatus for stabilizing, straightening, expanding and/or flattening the side wall of a body lumen and/or body cavity so as to provide increased visualization of the same and/or increased access to the same, and/or for stabilizing instruments: The present invention comprises the provision and use of a novel endoscopic device which is capable of stabilizing, straightening, expanding and/or flattening the side wall of a body lumen and/or body cavity so as to better present the side wall tissue for examination and/or treatment during an endoscopic procedure. The... Agent:
20110245859 - Device, system and method for sizing of tissue openings: A device for determining a physical parameter of a tissue opening is provided. The device includes an expandable member which is designed for positioning within a tissue opening such as a valve annulus. The expandable member is capable of expanding while applying an inward radial force indicative of a diameter... Agent: Assis Medical Ltd.
20110245860 - Methods to size a gastric pouch: Methods to size a gastric pouch. In at least one embodiment for measuring the size of a gastric pouch of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of introducing a catheter into an esophagus, the catheter comprising an outer elongate tube, an inner elongate tube disposed within the outer... Agent:
20110245862 - Isolation devices for the treatment of aneurysms: Device, systems and methods are provided to isolate aneurysms, particularly at bifurcations, while maintaining adequate blood flow through nearby vessels. These devices are deliverable to a desired target area and maintain position in a desired orientation so as to occlude flow in some aspect while allowing flow in others. In... Agent: Tsunami Innovations LLC
20110245863 - Multi-layer coaxial vaso-occlusive device: A vaso-occlusive device includes inner, intermediate, and outer elements arranged coaxially. The inner element is a filamentous element, preferably a microcoil. The intermediate element is made of a non-metallic material, preferably an expansile polymer. The outer element is substantially non-expansile and defines at least one gap or opening through which... Agent:
20110245861 - Vaso-occlusive devices: A vaso-occlusive device includes a coil having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the coil comprises a helically wounded elongated member having a core and an outer layer, the outer layer being made from a metal or alloy, and has a stiffness that is different from a stiffness... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110245865 - Forceps: The invention provides a forceps system comprising a pair of forceps members and force measurement means operable to measure compressive and traction forces exerted by the forceps when in use, and to output measurement signals indicative of such forces. Also provided is a method of measuring the compressive and traction... Agent: Pro Medical Innovations Limited
20110245864 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument with a hollow shaft having a handle including at least two gripping members positioned on its proximal end and a tool positioned on its distal end, so that the tool may be actuated by the handle via an actuating element that is mounted so that it can... Agent:
20110245867 - Haemostatic kit, a method of preparing a haemostatic agent and a method of promoting haemostatis: A haemostatic kit to be used as a medical device provides for a containment unit and a haemostatic agent in said containment unit, said haemostatic agent occupying less than 90% of the volume of the containment unit. This allows for facile and consequently sterile preparation of, for instance, a gelatin... Agent: Ferrosan Medical Devices A/s
20110245866 - Method and apparatus for wound sealant application: Devices and methods are disclosed for delivering sealing compound to a wound in animals, including humans. Such wound sealing is important after deep skin penetrating lacerations or subsequent to internal wounds. The apparatus utilize an aerosol dispensing system that both mixes and applies a multi-part sealant compound. The aerosol system... Agent: Neomend, Inc.
20110245868 - Vascular access wound sealing system and method: A wound sealing system and method for closing a vascular access site. The method invisions suturing a single continuous Z-stitch into a skin area around a wound and wound tract while the catheter remains within the vessel; covering the wound and suture holes with a hemostatic powder; tightening and knotting... Agent: Biolife, L.L.C.
20110245869 - Suture anchor device, kit and method: A suture anchor and kit for anchoring a suture member to human bone in an interference fit. A suture anchor includes a threaded portion and has a head at the proximal end thereof, the head being generally circular. A tip is located at a distal end of the shank. The... Agent:
20110245870 - Teether rings: An infant teething toy device is provided that comprises a set of one to four horizontally aligned rings with a teething surface fixedly attached to each. The rings are open at their base for adjustably securing the device to the fingers of an infant user. The attached teething surface may... Agent:
20110245871 - Crosslink element and bender for spine surgery procedures: A crosslink element for spine surgery procedures is described. The crosslink element is made of a substantially flat shaped single piece and comprises a central region and end regions. The end regions are wider than the central region and contain slots to house hooks for connection to transversal rods in... Agent:
20110245872 - Polyaxial spinal stabilizer connector and methods of use thereof: A connector device for a spinal stabilization apparatus comprises a first elongated portion adapted to engage a first spinal stabilizer rod proximal to the first end of the elongated member. The first end of the first elongated portion comprises a hook shape and a ferrule and may engage the first... Agent: Innovative Delta Technology, LLC
20110245873 - Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod: A bone anchor comprising a self-centering ball-joint suitable for use in a spine stabilization prosthesis which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. The bone anchor has a deflectable ball-rod partially received in a socket of a housing formed in the head of the bone anchor.... Agent: Spartek Medical, Inc.
20110245874 - Adjustable-angle spinal fixation element: A spinal fixation device is provided having first and second elongate members that are angularly adjustable relative to one another. Each elongate member can include a connecting feature formed on a terminal end thereof, and each connecting feature can be coupled to one another to allow angular movement of the... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20110245875 - Sublaminar wired screwed device for spinal fusion: The invention relates to an anchoring device to be used for stabilizing the spine and the methods pertaining thereto.... Agent: Neurosurj Research & Development, LLC
20110245876 - Fully-adjustable bone fixation device: An orthopedic stabilization system of implants that includes a bone attachment means that provides poly-axial fixation of the system to the vertebrae, and a connector means that connects the bone attachment means to the spinal rod in a fashion that allows variable height adjustment of the spinal rod (dorsal in... Agent:
20110245877 - Rod and plate system for incremental reduction of the spine: Apparatus for use in stabilizing and/or aligning the spinal column utilizes hooks and rods to effectively transfer load from the vertebrae to the apparatus regardless of the angle and the height of the pedicular screws. A screw cap formed of a base having a bore therethrough for receiving the head... Agent:
20110245878 - Retention mechanisms for rod locking set screws: The present invention concerns spinal fixation systems, and particularly systems utilizing pedicle screws, connectors and elongated members positioned adjacent to the spinal column. More specifically, the invention concerns improvements to spinal connectors having set screws used to connect to the elongate members, such as spinal rods, that include a means... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110245879 - Method of connecting transverse beam at triangular position of vertebral lamina: A method of connecting a transverse beam at a triangular position of a vertebral lamina applied to a position below a spinous process of a vertebral body and above a lamina of vertebral arch comprises the steps of passing a marked position of a lamina of vertebral arch into a... Agent:
20110245880 - Spinal fixator and method of use thereof: m
20110245881 - Fluid delivery and bone screw driver apparatus: A fluid delivery and bone screw driver apparatus attaches to a bone screw. An inner sleeve joins a material delivery source connected to one end of the inner sleeve to the bone screw connected to the other end. A removable liner communicates the material through the inner sleeve and into... Agent:
20110245883 - Bone fixation device: A bone fixation device has a housing on the exposed head of a screw mounted in a bone part from which it projects. A clamp for a fixation rod is mounted on a plate extending from each of opposite lateral sides of the housing in such a manner that allows... Agent:
20110245882 - Endosseous screws and orthopaedic device to assist the rigid osteosynthesis of fractures: Endosseous screw (1) for fixing a plate (102) to a bone site (300), comprising an at least partially threaded shaft (2), insertion means for inserting the screw into a bone site and a distal portion (33) provided for engaging said plate to fasten it to said bone site and comprising... Agent: Orthofix S.r.i.Previous industry: Surgery
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