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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11Below 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. 12/29/2011 > 74 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110319873 - Adaptive patient interface: A patient interface for an ophthalmic system can include an attachment module, attachable to the ophthalmic system, and a contact module, configured to accommodate a viscoelastic substance between the patient interface and a procedure eye. The viscoelastic substance can include a fluid, a liquid, a gel, a cream, an artificial... Agent:
20110319875 - Apparatus and method for morphing a three-dimensional target surface into a two-dimensional image for use in guiding a laser beam in ocular surgery: An apparatus and method for ocular surgery includes a delivery system for generating and guiding a surgical laser beam to a focal point on a target surface in a treatment area of an eye. A detector is coupled to the beam path of the surgical laser to create a three-dimensional... Agent:
20110319874 - Coherent fiber bundle system and method for ophthalmic intervention: Systems and processes are described relating to laser-based ophthalmic intervention technologies, and, more specifically, to techniques for creating lesions on an eye using a modular system featuring one or more coherent fiber bundles configured to deliver laser energy to the eye from a separate housing wherein a laser source is... Agent: Topcon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.
20110319876 - Method for laser cutting a corneal pocket: A method for using a laser to create a pocket in a patient's cornea is provided. The pocket is created using a femtosecond or a nanosecond laser. The laser ablates tissue within the cornea in a specific shape. The shape of the pocket can be determined by software to custom... Agent: Presbitech, Inc.
20110319877 - Apparatus and method for laser treatment with spectroscopic feedback: A platform Smart Scalpel system using rapid real-time feedback for effecting laser treatment. The platform system includes an imaging system for rapid real-time detection of tissue characteristics, a processing system for processing the detected characteristics, and a treatment system for effecting treatment in accordance with results of the processing. The... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20110319878 - Red light implants for treating postpartum depression: Irradiating an orbitofrontal cortex of a patient having postpartum depression with red/near infrared light in order to increase metabolism, bcl-2 and BDNF in the patient's orbitofrontal cortex.... Agent:
20110319879 - Bone cutting device: To provide a bone cutting device capable of selectively cutting only a bone easily and quickly, the device of the present invention is adapted to cut a bone by irradiating with a laser beam and includes a light source for emitting a laser beam of 1000 to 1500 nm with... Agent: Genial Light Co,, Ltd.
20110319881 - Current-fed push-pull converter with passive voltage clamp: An electrosurgical generator configured to output radio frequency (RF) energy having a current-source type behavior is provided. The generator has a buck converter having a voltage source, at least one switch and an inductor. The generator also has an RF stage configured to output the RF energy. A sensor circuit... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110319882 - Low power tissue sealing device and method: A surgical system and associated method for sealing the passageway of a fluid-carrying vessel with a diameter up to 5 millimeters comprises an electrosurgical generator capable of delivering electrosurgical power, a surgical instrument electrically connected to the electrosurgical generator and adapted to transfer electrosurgical power from the electrosurgical generator to... Agent: Just Right Surgical, LLC
20110319883 - Method and device for operating an rf surgical assembly: A method and device for operating an RF surgical assembly for the RF surgical removal of pathological tissue in hollow organs of a patient wherein the RF surgical assembly includes an RF surgical device having an RF generator for generating an RF current and a bipolar loop having two mutually... Agent:
20110319880 - Microwave ground plane antenna probe: An ablation probe having a ground plane is disclosed. The disclosed probe includes an inner conductor coaxially disposed within an outer shield. One or more ground plane(s) oriented substantially transversely to a longitudinal axis of the probe are joined to the outer shield. One or more dielectric(s) may be disposed... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc
20110319884 - Abnormality eradication through resonance: A medical device to eradicate abnormality is provided. In one embodiment, the medical device includes a needle and an electrode. The medical device further includes a processor to automatically determine a portion of a biological tissue is associated with an abnormality when a sample density of an immediate area surrounding... Agent: Theravant, Inc,
20110319885 - User interface for ablation therapy: The disclosure describes a user interface that may be used to control ablation therapy and monitor ablation therapy progress in systems that utilize wet electrode ablation techniques. The user interface presents a virtual electrode depth icon to a user that indicates the size of a lesion that may be created... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110319886 - Surgical forceps for sealing and dividing tissue: A forceps includes an end effector assembly including a pair of jaw members disposed in opposing relation relative to one another. At least one jaw member is moveable relative to the other between a spaced apart position, a first approximated position, and a second approximated position. The jaw members are... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110319890 - Abnormality eradication through resonance: A medical device to eradicate abnormality is provided. In one embodiment, the medical device includes a needle and an electrode. The medical device further includes a processor to automatically determine a portion of a biological tissue is associated with an abnormality when a sample density of an immediate area surrounding... Agent: Theravant, Inc.
20110319889 - Electrode sheath for electrosurgical device: This invention provides an electrosurgical device comprising a handle, a shaft member distal to the handle, a first electrode tip and a second electrode tip at a distal end of the shaft member with the first electrode tip laterally spaced from the second electrode tip, and an electrode sheath movable... Agent: Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc.
20110319887 - Electrosurgical electrodes and materials: An electrosurgical instrument is provided where the instrument includes a hand-held applicator having a proximal end and distal end and an end effector having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is inserted into the distal end of the hand-held applicator. The end effector includes a high... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110319891 - Probe for treating a tumor or the like: An article of clothing is provided for selectively destroying dividing cells in living tissue formed of dividing cells and non-dividing cells. The dividing cells contain polarizable intracellular members and during late anaphase or telophase, the dividing cells are connected to one another by a cleavage furrow. The article of clothing... Agent:
20110319888 - Surgical instrument with a separable coaxial joint: A surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft having a proximal structural member and a proximal drive member that is selectively movable with respect to the proximal structural member. A modular end effector is removably coupled to the elongated shaft, and has a distal structural member and a distal drive member... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110319892 - Electrosurgical pencil switch,circuitry, and method of assembly: Formation of an assemblage of electrically conductive components for a new electrosurgical pencil is disclosed, and assembly of those components in a method for automating the manufacture and combination of current carrying metal circuitry and operable switching components in “electrosurgical pencils” which supply current to an active terminal, for application... Agent:
20110319893 - Method, system, and apparatus for mammalian bony segment stabilization: Embodiments of bony region stabilization are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent:
20110319894 - Plate system for managing a bone fracture: A plate system is used in a surgical procedure to manage a distal radius or similar bone fracture. A plate of the plate system includes two leg segments extending downwardly from a generally horizontal segment, and further includes an elongated slot defined through the center of the horizontal segment of... Agent:
20110319896 - Cannulated flexible drive shaft: A flexible cannulated drive shaft (1) having a plurality of interlocking sections (6) having multi-angled dovetails cut into the drive shaft. Each dovetail design is made up of substantially triangular-shaped pins (7) and substantially triangular-shaped sockets (8) that alternate around the circumference of each interlocking section. The pins of one... Agent:
20110319895 - Fluted bone awl and method of use: An awl provides for creating an accurate hole in a bone, such as for implantation of a suture anchor. The awl comprises an elongated shaft having a distal tip which terminates in a sharp point adapted to penetrate bone. At least one cutting flute is provided on the shaft and... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20110319897 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20110319899 - Flexible vertebral body shavers: Several devices and methods for preparing the vertebral endplates while minimizing damage to the vertebral endplates. Each design incorporates flexible means to reduce endplate damage while enabling removal of the cartilage adhered to the endplate cortical bone.... Agent:
20110319898 - Instruments and methods for non-parallel disc space preparation: Flexible shavers and curved access ports that reduce access and trajectory problems associated with conventional lateral approaches to the lower spine. These devices and methods allow for preparing a disc space in the lower spine at an angle that is parallel to the disc space. Consequently, these devices and methods... Agent:
20110319900 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20110319901 - Surgical jig: A surgical jig for determining an axis extending into the end of a bone (2). The jig comprises a platform (10) arranged to be supported upon a resected surface (4) at an end of a bone (2), first and second clamps (16) and an alignment guide (18). The first and... Agent: Depuy International Ltd
20110319902 - Catheter delivery system: A method for delivering catheters, and stents composed of soft, compliant polymers through anatomical passages. These devices have a bulbous anchorage end with a diameter greater than the rest of the catheter. To facilitate implant and delivery a pusher catheter or sheath with an internal lumen larger than the outer... Agent:
20110319903 - Catheter, catheter assembly and relevant method: The present invention relates to a catheter suitable for conducting and positioning a medical device in an organic cavity comprising at least one side branch, such as a blood vessel, which comprises a tubular body, having a central lumen having a cross-section suitable for the passage of the medical device... Agent: Invatec S.p.a.
20110319904 - Delivery system having stent retention structure: A drainage stent delivery system including an elongate shaft of a medial device, a drainage catheter or stent, and an interference fit member for selectively coupling the drainage stent to the elongate shaft. The drainage stent is selectively coupled to a distal portion of the elongate shaft by an interference... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110319905 - Multiple function vascular device: A multi-purpose vascular device defines a lumen allowing fluid communication there through and has a coil with a side of the coil winds having solid physical connections between the coil winds to prevent the connected coil wind side from expanding following the application of force by an actuating member which... Agent:
20110319906 - Reducing flow through a tubular structure: In some embodiments, an apparatus, for reducing or stopping flow through a tubular structure of a patient, includes an elongate member arranged to form a frame having a distal and proximal opening and configured to be positioned within a lumen of the tubular structure. The frame includes a proximal, distal,... Agent: Artventive Medical Group, Inc.
20110319907 - Cochlear implant system with removable stylet: A cochlear implant system includes a cochlear electrode array which has a flexible body with a distal end, a plurality of electrodes supported along a length of the flexible body, and a lumen formed in the flexible body. The cochlear implant system also includes a stiffening stylet which is fully... Agent: Advanced Bionics LLC
20110319908 - Tools, systems, and methods for inserting a pre-curved electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice: Exemplary insertion tools, systems, and methods for inserting a pre-curved electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice are described herein. An exemplary insertion tool includes a handle assembly, a slider assembly, an insertion assembly coupled to the handle assembly, and a retractor assembly disposed at least partially... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag, C/o Froriep Renggli
20110319909 - Tools, systems, and methods for inserting an electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice: Exemplary insertion tools, systems, and methods for inserting an electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice are described herein. An exemplary insertion tool includes a handle assembly, a slider assembly, a retractor assembly disposed at least partially within the handle assembly, and a rocker lever. The retractor... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag, C/o Froriep Renggli
20110319913 - Apparatus and methods for percutaneous cochlear implantation: A method and apparatus of percutaneous cochlear implantation (PCI). In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of (a) implanting a plurality of anchor members in a skull of a patient surrounding an ear of the patient, (b) attaching a docking frame to the plurality of anchor members, wherein the... Agent: Vanderbilt University
20110319910 - Methods and devices for controlling a shapeable instrument: Systems and methods are described herein that improve control of a shapeable or steerable instrument using shape data. Additional methods include of controlling a shapeable instrument within an anatomical region using a robotic medical system.... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110319912 - Navigation system for remote-controlled actuator: A remote controlled actuator (5) includes an actuator main body (10), a distal end member (2) fitted to a distal end of a spindle guide section (3) of the actuator main body (10) for alteration in attitude, and a tool (1) rotatably supported by the distal end member (2). The... Agent: Ntn Corporation
20110319911 - Remotely controlling an articulating surgical instrument: A surgical device for remotely controlling an articulating surgical instrument comprises an articulating surgical instrument, a control portion, and a slave portion. The control portion is configured for receiving motion inputs in a plurality of degrees of freedom from a human shoulder, arm, and hand and translating the motion inputs... Agent:
20110319914 - Surgical staple remover: A surgical staple remover includes a first elongated element having a handle on one end and an upward sloped jaw element on the other end, wherein the jaw element comprises a pair of parallel jaws; a housing running a length of the first elongated element; an interior element within the... Agent:
20110319915 - Surgical mesh maker: A surgical mesh maker applicator for applying an in situ forming material to subdermal tissue is disclosed and includes a handle and an outer tube extending from the handle. The outer tube defines a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal slot along a distal portion of the outer tube. An inner... Agent:
20110319916 - Slot drive type anastomosis device: Provided is an anastomosis device including a first head holding a first anastomosis ring, a second head holding a second anastomosis ring, a first guide bar connected to the first head and switching a release position and a standby position to each other, wherein the first guide bar includes a... Agent:
20110319917 - Methods of managing neurovascular obstructions: Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after reestablishing blood flow, address the clot itself. Immediate blood flow restoration advantageously can facilitate natural lysis of the clot and also can reduce or... Agent: Mindframe, Inc.
20110319918 - Balanced ultrasonic end effector: A balanced ultrasonic surgical instrument according to the present invention includes an ultrasonic transmission rod which is connected to a blade or end effector by a balance portion, which includes first and second balance asymmetries designed to compensate for the imbalances induced by the blade.... Agent:
20110319919 - Cocking mechanism for lancing device: A lancing device is disclosed in which cocking of the lancet holder is achieved in response to retraction of a push member. A lancing device is also disclosed in which a lancet storage compartment is provided in the housing of the lancing device and closing movement of a closure member... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20110319920 - Micropore forming apparatus and micropore forming method: To provide a micropore forming apparatus capable of increasing the amount of interstitial fluid extracted from micropores formed in the skin of a subject. The micropore forming apparatus includes a skin contact part that has a plurality of microneedles for piercing the skin of the subject, and a force exerting... Agent:
20110319921 - Hair transplanting device and method for the use thereof: A direct hair transplanting device enabling sequential harvesting of single hair follicles from a donor region and implantation of the same at a recipient zone of the scalp comprising a tubular housing (30) with a forwardly projecting tubular needle (2) with an outermost end being formed with a conical obliquely... Agent:
20110319922 - Balloon catheter: An aspect of the present invention is a balloon catheter integrated with a guidewire. An object thereof is to provide a balloon catheter allowing smooth connection between a coil portion of the guidewire and a front end portion of the balloon catheter by preventing the stepped portion from being formed... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
20110319923 - Balloon catheter: An object of the present invention is to provide a balloon catheter integrated with a guidewire in which a stepped portion is prevented from being formed between a coil portion of the guidewire and a front end portion of the balloon catheter and thus crossability of the balloon catheter is... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
20110319924 - Gastric space occupier systems and methods of use: Systems for controlling obesity utilize a number of space occupiers positioned in the stomach to reduce the effective volume of the stomach. Such arrangements provides sufficient stomach volume consumption to induce weight loss, but enable use of space occupiers that are proportioned to minimize the threat of obstruction even if... Agent: Barosense, Inc.
20110319925 - Polyaxial facet fixation screw system with cannula inserter: A screw system includes a screw and a washer assembly captive to the screw. The washer assembly is polyaxially pivotable relative to the screw. The screw may be freely rotated in one direction relative to the washer assembly, but frictionally binds with the washer assembly when rotated in a second... Agent: Osteomed, LLC
20110319926 - Braid ball embolic device features: Embolic implants and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The implants may be used for occluding blood flow at endovascular sites. One use is in intracranial aneurysm emolization/occlusion and another in parent vessel occlusion (PVO) or sacrifice. Various features provide for improved use (e.g., regarding delivery, recapture, visualization and/or occlusion) and... Agent:
20110319927 - Methods and apparatus for removing blood clots from intracranial aneurysms: Methods and apparatus for removing blood clots from an aneurysm in the intracranial space of the patient's head using ultrasound energy are provided. Pharmacologic agents or microbubbles may be delivered to the treatment area to further facilitate the dissolving and removal of blood clots.... Agent: Penumbra, Inc.
20110319928 - Sacrificial anode stent system: A sacrificial anode stent system comprises a stent having at least one sacrificial anode portion and a vaso-occlusive device. The vaso-occlusive device has at least one portion with a potential different from that of the sacrificial anode portion of the stent.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110319929 - Medical pressure applicator device: A medical pressure applicator device includes an elongate handle and a shaft. The handle has a first end, a second end, and a first axis. The shaft has an offset portion with a second axis and a work portion with a third axis. The offset portion defines a proximal end... Agent:
20110319930 - Device for mixing and dispensing of two-component reactive surgical sealant: An applicator for mixing and applying multi-component compositions to a work surface, such as two-component surgical sealants, while avoiding clogs, preventing cross-contamination of the components until a point of intended mixing at a location within the apparatus immediately upstream of an application opening in a tip cap, decreasing pressure drop... Agent: Baxter International Inc.
20110319932 - Bidirectional self-retaining sutures with laser-marked and/or non-laser marked indicia and methods: A marked heterofunctional suture thread has two or more sections having different features. One or more sections of the suture thread are provided with laser-marked and non-laser marked indicia in order that they may be identified and differentiated from other sections. The suture thread may have retainers on the surface... Agent: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20110319933 - Suture bone anchor: A bone anchor provides stable, durable anchorage of sutures used for repair of soft tissues torn, or cut, away from bones. The anchor includes a plurality of prongs angled in the direction of loading. The prongs are inserted into holes drilled in the bone. The angled nature of the prongs... Agent:
20110319934 - Simple portable lumbar spine distraction device and method: A simple, lightweight, portable, lumbar spinal distraction device is provided which employs a frame having concave left and right hand upper leg contacting members for asserting forces against substantially vertically oriented left and right upper leg portions of a user assuming a substantially horizontal position. The user pushes the portable... Agent:
20110319935 - Interarticulating spinous and transverse process staples for spinal fusion: Thoracic/lumbar and cervical spinous process staples which staple/fuse adjacent spinous processes are disclosed. Thoracic/lumbar transverse process staples which staple/fuse adjacent transverse processes are also disclosed. Each embodiment has upper and lower claws connected by a ratchet spring mechanism, along with a multiplicity of bone fastener prongs attached to the upper... Agent:
20110319936 - Spinous process fusion implants and insertion, compression, and locking instrumentation: A bone plate assembly including at least one bone plate, polyaxially adjustable fixation elements and a polyaxially adjustable locking mechanism. A first plate includes at least one polyaxial element for lockable connection with a fixation pad, and a connection feature which allows the plate to translate and polyaxially rotate relative... Agent: Osteomed LLC
20110319937 - Side-loading interspinous process spacer an installation tool: A side-loading interbody or intervertebral spacer device for placement in an interspinous space between a pair of adjacent spinous processes includes opposed abutment portions sized and shaped for engaging adjacent spinal processes and an arcuate rim. A through-channel is disposed between the opposed abutment portions. A tool configured and arranged... Agent:
20110319939 - Compression-distraction spinal fixation system and kit: Compression-distraction spinal fixation systems, and methods of performing compression-distraction spinal fixation, are provided that include screw-rod constructs having a ratcheting mechanism. Bone screws of the screw-rod constructs can have a pawl that engages ratchet teeth on the rod of the screw-rod construct. The bone screw can be unidirectionally ratcheted along... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20110319938 - Coplanar deformity correction system: 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.
20110319940 - Non-fusion spinal correction systems and methods: Methods and devices that utilize segmental fixation between several adjacent vertebrae, thus allowing each vertebrae to be adjusted independently, are provided. In general, the device includes a spinal anchoring element that is adapted to seat at least one spinal fixation element, and a closure mechanism that is adapted to mate... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20110319941 - Robot guided oblique spinal stabilization: A robotic system for performing minimally invasive spinal stabilization, using two screws inserted in oblique trajectories from an inferior vertebra pedicle into the adjacent superior vertebra body. The procedure is less traumatic than such procedures performed using open back surgery, by virtue of the robot used to guide the surgeon... Agent:
20110319942 - Flexible plate fixation of bone fractures: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for fixation of a fractured bone. In various embodiments, the systems and plates may provide elastic suspension of the receiving holes relative to the osteosynthesis plate. This elastic suspension may promote load distribution between the screws that connect a bone segment to the plate,... Agent: Apex Biomedical Company LLC
20110319943 - Surgical fixation system and related methods: A surgical fixation system having an improved mechanism to prevent the back out of screws employed in securing a surgical fixation plate to an intended orthopedic location.... Agent:
20110319944 - Submuscular facial fixation (myo-osseous fixation) using microincision microscrew device, injectable glues and adhesives, and method and device for therapy of migraine and related headaches: Procedures for altering the surface of the human face or other body parts by tethering muscle origins, extending muscular attachments and origins, and tethering muscles by causing adhesions of facial muscles which are not naturally present using specific methods materials and devices, and procedures for treating headaches by implanting a... Agent:
20110319945 - Lateral suture screw: A bone screw for lateral suture stabilization includes a post around which the suture winds. An attachment hole is located in the head of the bone screw above the post for connecting an end of the suture. Various suture configurations can be used around multiple bone screws in the lateral... Agent:
20110319946 - Bone implantation and stabilization assembly including deployment device: The present disclosure provides for improved bone implantation and stabilization assemblies, and improved systems/methods for deploying and/or undeploying such bone implantation and stabilization assemblies. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for improved devices, systems and methods for stabilizing bones and/or bone segments. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for... Agent:12/22/2011 > 74 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110313406 - Hemostatic patch: The present disclosure relates to a surgical patch and methods of using the same. The surgical patch includes a body having a substrate, a longitudinal slit bisecting at least a portion of the body, and at least one additional slit extending from the longitudinal slit defining a retractable section. The... Agent: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
20110313405 - Surgical instrument with electrical connector: A surgical instrument shaft roll drive mechanism includes an electrical conductor that electrically couples the surgical instrument shaft to an electrical connector. The electrical conductor is routed adjacent to a roll drive tendon between a roll drive input capstan and a roll drive output capstan on the shaft. The electrical... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations. Inc.
20110313407 - Quantum-dot laser diode: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the field of laser technology, specifically semiconductor lasers, and to novel biomedical applications of such lasers, including novel methods of photodynamic therapy. Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure include a semiconductor laser diode having an active region having a gain medium with one... Agent:
20110313408 - Skin treatement system with time modulated laser pulses: A laser skin treatment process and system. The system includes features for producing a first laser beam of long pulse duration and a second laser beam of short pulse duration and a skin cooler for cooling the surface of a region of skin. The system is designed to utilize the... Agent:
20110313409 - Fourth toe processing systems and methods: Fourth toe processing apparatus and methods for the processing the fourth toes of a bird are disclosed.... Agent: Nova-tech Engineering, Inc.
20110313410 - Cryogenic medical device with thermal guard and method: A medical device, system and method are provided for thermal medical treatment. A medical device for cryogenic treatment may include a tip and a thermal guard or shield. The tip may be at a distal end of a catheter shaft, having a distal surface and lateral surfaces. The thermal guard... Agent:
20110313411 - Method and apparatus for dermatological hypopigmentation: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide method and apparatus for effecting (e.g., lightening) an appearance of skin by cooling or freezing small separated surface regions of the skin to produce regions of local hypopigmentation. The width of the regions can be, for example, smaller than about 1 mm or... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20110313413 - Ablation device with sensor: An electrosurgical device having a distal tip for creating a lesion on tissue includes a first electrode and a second electrode that are parallel for the delivery of RF energy to tissue. A sensor electrode is provided parallel to and spaced away from the first electrode a different distance than... Agent: Atricure, Inc.
20110313412 - Tissue interface system and method: An applicator-tissue interface is disclosed for use in connection with medical device treatment applicators. The interface provides a cover to protect applicator components against contamination and may be disposable or reusable. Also included are tissue acquisition features including a tissue receiving chamber defined by a bio-barrier with vacuum ports or... Agent: Miramar Labs, Inc.
20110313417 - Ablation catheter having flexible tip with multiple flexible electrode segments: A catheter apparatus comprises an elongated catheter body having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one fluid lumen extending longitudinally therein; and a plurality of flexible electrode segments on a distal portion of the catheter body adjacent the distal end, each pair of neighboring flexible electrode segments... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
20110313416 - Electrohydaulic prostate tissue treatment probe: An electrohydraulic prostate tissue treatment probe comprises a probe pipe body (10). A drainage channel (2-1), a water-injection channel (1-1), a gas-injection channel (3-1) and a cathode channel (5) are arranged in the probe pipe body (10) along the axial direction. The front end of the probe pipe body (10)... Agent:
20110313415 - Medical devices, apparatuses, systems, and methods: Apparatuses and systems for enabling electrical communication with a device positionable within a body cavity of a patient. Apparatuses and systems for magnetically positioning a device within a body cavity of a patient. Medical devices. Methods of use.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
20110313414 - Method for simulating bend shape of catheter and magnetic induction catheter: A method for simulating the bend shape of a catheter (20) includes providing at least two sensor elements (24,25) in the catheter (20), and said sensor elements (24,25) traverse magnetic line of force to generate induced current. Space information of the sensor elements (24,25) is extracted from the induced current... Agent: Microport Medical (shanghai) Co., Ltd.
20110313419 - Hexapod external fixation system with collapsing connectors: An external fixation system includes a first base member configured to attach to a first bone segment and a second base member configured to attach to a second bone segment. A plurality of single DOF controlling elements extend between the first and second base members. The single DOF controlling elements... Agent: Extraortho, Inc.
20110313418 - Orthopedic fixation with imagery analysis: Methods of orthopedic fixation and imagery analysis are provided. Images of first and second bone segments attached to a fixation apparatus are captured. Fixator elements identified in the images can be used to obtain imaging scene parameters. Bone elements identified in the images can be used with the imaging scene... Agent:
20110313420 - Easily implantable and stable nail-fastener for skeletal fixation and method: An intramedullary nail (20) for insertion into the medullary canal (26) in a bone (24) surrounded by the cortex (28) and defines a bore (34) extending transverse to the intramedullary nail (20). A threaded fastener (22) extends along a fastener axis (A) and has a compression portion (48) having a... Agent:
20110313421 - Low profile medical locking plate and bone screw design for bone fractures: Disclosed embodiments of a low profile bone plate can allow for a locking relationship between the bone plate and one or more bone screws, without requiring specialized bone screws. According to the disclosure, a locking element and/or a flange can be provided in one or more through-holes in the bone... Agent:
20110313422 - Implant for bone fixation: An implant for use in orthopedic surgery for fixation of bone has a shaft region and a head region, both including a plurality of holes for receiving bone fasteners. The head region of the implant has a central screw hole and threaded surrounding screw holes surrounding the central screw hole... Agent: Stryker Trauma Sa
20110313476 - Apparatus and method for detecting a connecting rod during percutaneous surgery: An apparatus for detecting the presence of a connecting rod during percutaneous spinal surgery comprises a tubular member and an elongate strip extending therethrough. The strip has a flag at the proximal end and an elastically flexible rod detection tip projecting outwardly from the distal end for contacting a connecting... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313475 - Introducer for inserting a connecting rod into a spine: An introducer is provided for inserting a connecting rod into tissue of a spine that comprises an outer sleeve with an actuatable rod attachment portion at a distal end thereof to releasably pivotally attach to a connecting rod, and an elongate inner shaft movable translationally within the outer sleeve. The... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313477 - Surgical instrument and method for the distraction or compression of bones: A surgical instrument for the distraction or compression of bones or bone portions comprises a pair of elongate cross members pivotally coupled for relative movement having at one end a respective pair of handles and at the other end a respective pair of jaws. The jaws are generally parallel to... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313478 - Surgical guiding device for reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament: A surgical guiding device is provided for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, including a guide arm and a guide hook extending away from the arm. The guide arm is constructed in the form of an arc, supports a mounting that is slidable on the guide arm and has a... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh
20110313423 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20110313424 - Patient-specific total hip arthroplasty: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for performing total hip arthroplasty with patient-specific guides Pre-operative images of a pelvic region of a patient are taken in order to predefine the structure of the guides and corresponding implants. From the obtained image data an insertional vector for implanting an acetabular implant... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20110313425 - Intraocular lens injector: Disclosed herein is an intraocular lens injector for inserting an intraocular lens into an eye, the intraocular lens injector including: a cylindrical cylinder, into which a plunger for passing the intraocular lens to be guided into the eye is inserted; a connection block having a C-shaped longitudinal cross-section and integrally... Agent: Ret Co., Ltd.
20110313426 - Trans-septal sheath with splitting dilating needle and method for its use: A device useful for accessing the left atrium is provided. The device comprises an elongated tubular body and a dilating tip. The tubular body has an axis, a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen longitudinally extending therethrough. The dilating tip is slidably mounted on the distal end of... Agent:
20110313427 - Deployable electrode lead anchor: One embodiment of an electrode lead comprises a lead body, at least one electrode at a distal end of the lead body, an actuatable member and at least one anchor wire. The actuatable member is positioned within a lumen of the lead body. The at least one anchor wire has... Agent:
20110313428 - Bracing of bundled medical devices for single port entry, robotically assisted medical procedures: Medical devices robotically manipulated by a medical robotic system for performing a medical procedure on a patient are bundled together as a bundled unit and inserted into the patient through a single entry port. Bracing of the bundled unit at the surgical site so as to be constrained in one... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20110313429 - Method and apparatus for tissue grafting and copying: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus and method for obtaining one or more portions of biological tissue (“micrografts”) to form grafts are provided. For example, a hollow tube can be inserted into tissue at a donor site, and a pin provided within the tube can facilitate controlled removal of the micrograft from... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20110313430 - Disposable suture cutter: A suture cutting device is provided, the device suitable for cutting high strength suture materials used in arthroscopic surgeries. The device includes a distal blade portion movable within a distal suture guide, the distal suture guide including a lateral suture guide slot. The distal blade portion includes a dorsal recess... Agent: Linvatec Corporation
20110313431 - Suture and anchor for periodontal procedures and method of using the same: A suture system that includes at least one suture having an end portion, a loop portion configured to be disposed about a fixed point and an anchor configured to be connected to the end portion for anchoring the suture to tissue adjacent to the fixed point, wherein the loop portion... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110313432 - Applicator for surgical clips: A hand-operable surgical clip applicator (10) including a barrel (12) having a first end (14) and a second end (16), the second end formed to accommodate a surgical clip, a crimping lever (20) pivotally connected at the second end of the barrel, and a trigger (28) co-located with the barrel,... Agent: Femcare-nikomed Limited
20110313433 - Laparoscopic suture device with asynchronous in-line needle movement: An apparatus comprises a shaft, a needle throwing arm, and a needle receiving arm. The arms are movable asynchronously along planes that are substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis defined by the shaft. The arms selectively engage a surgical needle, such that the throwing arm may pass the surgical needle... Agent:
20110313434 - Tensioning device and methods for use: A tensioning device is provided comprising a locking device. The locking device comprises a locking enclosure comprising a groove and a locking pin comprising teeth. The tensioning device further comprises a suture comprising first and second portions. The first and second portions of the suture and the locking pin are... Agent:
20110313436 - In vivo device for improving diastolic ventricular function: The present invention provides an in vivo device for improving diastolic function of the heart, comprising: at least one elastic component that may be operatively connected to the external surface of the left or right ventricle of the heart by means of connecting elements, wherein said elastic component comprises essentially... Agent: Corassist Cardiovascular Ltd.
20110313435 - Suture buckle with selective friction: A tensioning device for holding separated members/tissues in contact with one another. The device comprises a frame having opposing first and second sides and a lower surface and an upper surface, and a band for extending around the separated tissues to be held together in conjunction with the frame. The... Agent: Dallen Medical, Inc.
20110313437 - Vascular clamp structure: An improved vascular clamp structure is comprised of a clip body and two clipping pieces, all of which constitute a vascular clamp used cooperatively for medical clamping pliers. The clip body is arranged with a bridge part, and from two ends of which a clipping part extends respectively and making... Agent: Top-bound Enterprise Co., Ltd.
20110313438 - Lancing device with tethered depth-control mechanism: A lancing device having a housing with a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis. The lancing device also has a lancet carrier translatably supported with respect to the housing. The lancet carrier has a proximal end and a distal end. The lancing device additionally has a depth-control... Agent: Facet Technologies, LLC
20110313439 - Disposable lancing device: A disposable lancing device including: a lancet housed in a housing and urged by a spring member such that a puncture member provided at a distal end of the lancet is adapted to extend out from the housing so as to carry out a puncturing operation; a locking ring disposed... Agent: Nipro Corporation
20110313440 - Skin pricking device: According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a skin pricking device. The device comprises a housing (2), and, contained within the housing (2), a lancet (12) formed integrally with a spring (8).... Agent:
20110313441 - Method of performing soojichim acupuncture using bodycopy: marking an acupoint location and a reference point on the body copy; drilling a hole into the marked acupoint location on the body copy; attaching the body copy based on the marked reference point closely onto the body of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture; marking the acupoint location at a... Agent:
20110313442 - Extraluminal balloon dissection: The present invention provides balloon dissection apparatus and methods of use in which an elongate balloon is utilized to dissect along a region that follows a naturally existing path alongside a vessel or structure, such as an artery, a vein, a lymphatic vessel, the trachea, the esophagus, or even a... Agent: General Surgical Innovations, Inc.
20110313446 - Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices: A method of performing an endovascular procedure within a patient can include inserting a filter into the patient's vascular system to restrict the passage of emboli through the filter while allowing blood to flow through the filter. The method can also include inserting a prosthetic valve into the patient's vascular... Agent:
20110313445 - Embolic protection during percutaneous heart valve replacement and similar procedures: Various devices are described to provide filtering of flow from the aorta to the left carotid artery and the right carotid artery. The filters can be brought into a desired position through one or more peripheral arteries. A single filter device can provide the desired filtering or a plurality of... Agent: Lumen Biomedical, Inc.
20110313444 - Method of removing a vein filter: A method of removing an implanted vessel filter by a femoral approach comprising the steps of providing a catheter, inserting a curved device into the catheter to a position proximal of the tip, advancing the catheter tip through the femoral vein and past a cranial end of the filter, inserting... Agent:
20110313443 - Occlusive device with stretch resistant member and anchor filament: A stretch-resistant occlusive device, and method of manufacturing such a device, having a helically wound coil defining a coil lumen extending along the entire axial length of the coil from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion. The device further includes a headpiece having a proximal end, a... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
20110313447 - System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants: An intravascular implant delivery system carries an implant by retaining an engagement member engaging the implant in a position proximal of an aperture at a distal end of the delivery system. The engagement member is retained proximal to the aperture by a cord that obstructs the movement of the engagement... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp, As Successor In Interest To Micro Therapeutics, Inc.
20110313448 - Wall mounted back massage \"rino\": RINO's is a wall mounted back massaging apparatus. Its designed with two-protruding digits that extend from a flat base. Spaced at an angle of sixty degrees to safely apply relief to pressure points on both sides of the spinal cord at once. Attachable to a wall with the use of... Agent:
20110313449 - Scissor bias for direct pull surgical instrument: A surgical end effector includes a clevis having a first end to be supported by an elongated tube-like member and two jaws, each having a pivot portion and a working portion. The pivot portions are rotatably coupled to the clevis by two spaced apart pivots. The working portions may include... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20110313452 - Closure device and methods for making and using them: A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a planar... Agent: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
20110313451 - Closure device with string retractable umbrella and method for closing a body opening with the same: A method for closing a body opening in a patient is disclosed. The method comprises positioning a delivery catheter within the body opening. The delivery catheter includes a closure device comprising a distal occluding body and a proximal occluding body. The closure device is collapsibly disposed within a distal end... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20110313450 - Hemostatic patch: The present disclosure relates to a surgical patch and methods of using the same. The surgical patch includes a body having a substrate, a longitudinal slit bisecting at least a portion of the body, and at least one additional slit extending from the longitudinal slit defining a retractable section. The... Agent:
20110313454 - Apparatus and methods for achilles tendon repair: Apparatus and methods for Achilles tendon repair are described where an elongate tendon repair assembly may be introduced into a single incision to access the damaged tissue. The assembly may define a channel for receiving a portion of the tendon and which may provide support to the tissue during repair.... Agent: Raptor Surgical, LLC
20110313453 - Bone anchor comprising a shape memory element and utilizing temperature transition to secure the bone anchor in bone: A bone anchor that uses temperature transition of a shape memory material to expand the anchor within a bone. Thermal transformation of the metallic crystal state (and hence the stress/strain properties) of shape memory alloy (e.g., Nitinol, NiTi) expands engagement elements within the bone to fix the bone anchor in... Agent: C2m Medical, Inc.
20110313455 - Method for double row fixation of tendon to bone: A system and method for soft tissue to bone repair employing at least one suture anchor combined with at least one knotless fixation device. The method for soft tissue to bone fixation includes: (i) providing a first medial row constructed with a first plurality of fixation devices, at least one... Agent:
20110313456 - Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation: Devices and methods for altering the spacing and motion at the facet joints of the vertebral column are provided. One embodiment of the invention comprises a prosthesis with surfaces configured to articulate with the facets of the facet joint. A retaining member for anchoring the prosthesis within the facet joint... Agent:
20110313458 - Spinal clips for interspinous decompression: A spinal clip for creating a potential space within the spinal canal and thus stabilizing the spine without the need for additional spinal components is embodied in different forms. The spinal clips are configured to provide a clamping or holding force against and/or to the spinous processes, transverse processes and/or... Agent:
20110313457 - Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods: Spinal spacers for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A device in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a hook member having a hook positioned to extend in a first direction, a post carried by the hook member and extending axially in a second direction... Agent: Vertiflex, Inc.
20110313459 - Dynamic spine stabilizer: A dynamic spine stabilizer moves under the control of spinal motion providing increased mechanical support within a central zone corresponding substantially to the neutral zone of the injured spine. The dynamic spine stabilizer includes a support assembly and a resistance assembly associated with the support assembly. The resistance assembly generates... Agent: Yale University
20110313461 - Flexible spinal stabilization element and system: Systems and devices for providing dynamic stabilization of one or more spinal motion segments are provided. The systems include a connecting element between two or more bone anchor assemblies that can be attached to two or more vertebral bodies of at least one spinal motion segment. The connecting element includes... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110313460 - System for percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to a spine: A system for percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to vertebrae comprises first and second bone screws, each with a corresponding hollow bone screw extension mounted thereto, and a connecting rod of length sized for simultaneous receipt in the yokes of the bone screws. A rod introducer is provided for inserting... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313463 - method of percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to a spine: A method of attaching an extension to a bone anchor for use in percutaneous spinal surgery is provided that comprises the steps of: providing a bone anchor including a first portion for attachment to a vertebra and a second portion for attachment to a connecting element, the bone anchor including... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313462 - Control of innate systems to remodel spinal canal cross-sectional area: Retracting a resected dorsal portion of a vertabra from a disk bearing ventral portion whereby the spinal canal cross section area of the vertabra is increased and then fixing the separated vertabra portions together while maintaing a gap thereby maintaining the larger cross sectional area.... Agent:
20110313467 - Interspinous dynamic stabilization implant and method of implanting: Devices and methods for treating spinal disorders and associated discomfort therefrom. In one embodiment, an interspinous implant device is configured for distracting an adjacent pair of spinous processes while permitting relative flexion, lateral bending and side rotation motions between the vertebrae joined to the adjacent pair of spinous processes. A... Agent:
20110313465 - Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization: A method and apparatus of limiting at least one degree of movement between a superior vertebrae and an inferior vertebrae of a patient includes advancing a distal end of a stabilization device made of a bio-absorbable material, such as cortical bone, into a pedicle of the inferior vertebrae. A proximal... Agent: Interventional Spine, Inc.
20110313464 - Method for fixing a connecting rod to a thoracic spine: A method of attaching a curved rod to a plurality of pedicle screws in the thoracic region of the spine is disclosed. Preferably, the method is practiced in a procedure for percutaneously fixing the rod to the pedicle screws through slots formed through a plurality of screw extensions releasably attached... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313466 - Spinal facet bone screw system: A spinal facet bone screw system provides tactile feedback to the user during installation to aid in determining when one or more components of the spinal facet bone screw system have been installed or implanted. The spinal facet bone screw system has a spinal facet screw and a washer. Tactile... Agent:
20110313468 - Bone screw retaining and removal system: A bone screw retention system is provided for a plate which defines a plurality of transversely extending bores that are configured to receive a bone screw for engaging the plate to the cervical spine. One or more retention members, having an elliptical, arcuate, straight, or other shape, can be positioned... Agent:
20110313469 - Bone screw system: A set of screws sized and configured for fixing a Jones fracture in a fifth metatarsal bone of a patient by preserving a bone thread path. Each screw has a low profile head on a trailing end, a thread portion on a leading portion, and a smooth shank portion between... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20110313470 - Pedicle screw extension for use in percutaneous spinal fixation: A bone screw extension assembly for use in placing a connecting rod percutaneously into tissue of a patient comprises a multi-axial bone screw and a screw extension releasably coupled to yoke of the bone screw. The screw extension includes coaxially disposed outer sleeve and inner sleeves that are rotatable relative... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313472 - Polyaxial facet fixation screw system with fixation augmentation: A screw system includes a screw and a washer assembly captive to the screw. The washer assembly is polyaxially pivotable relative to the screw. The screw may be freely rotated in one direction relative to the washer assembly, but frictionally binds with the washer assembly when rotated in a second... Agent: Osteomed, L.p
20110313471 - Screw driver for a multiaxial bone screw: A screwdriver for driving a multi-axial bone screw into a vertebra of the spine in one configuration includes an elongate shaft defining a driving tip at its distal end for engaging the head of the bone screw for joint rotational movement. The screw driver also includes an outer sleeve within... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20110313473 - Screw for osteosynthesis and arthrodesis: The invention relates to a self-tapping and self-boring osteosynthesis screw for compressive orthopaedic surgery, characterised in that, in the bone engagement regions, at both the distal portion (A1a) and at the proximal portion (A2a), the sum of the angles defining the outer taper of the shank (f) and the taper... Agent: Memometal Technologies
20110313474 - Lock and release mechanism for a sternal clamp: An engagement mechanism for a sternal clamp, the mechanism allowing for an open status where the clamp may be lengthened or shortened, a closing status where the clamp may only be shortened, and a locked status where the clamp cannot be lengthened or shortened, and wherein the device can be... Agent:12/15/2011 > 70 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110306953 - Multifunctional device for exploration and/or intervention, especially for medical use: The invention relates to a multifunctional device for exploration and/or intervention, especially for medical use, comprising a hollow handle, which is continued by a main catheter, and a carriage which is mounted so as to slide along the handle and which is coupled to an instrument by a mechanical connection... Agent:
20110306952 - Surgical device with reusable handle: A laparoscopic surgical device is provided, including a removable tool-comprising shaft having an outer shaft and an inner actuation rod that may be removably or permanently connected together. A handle of the device includes a two-button mechanism for engaging and releasing the removable tool-comprising shaft. The two-button mechanism is configured... Agent: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
20110306954 - Pulsed laser with an optical fibre for high-energy sub-picosecond pulses in the l band, and laser tool for eye surgery: A a pulsed laser (10) with an optical fibre and frequency shifting for amplifying high-energy sub-picosecond pulses, includes an oscillator (1), a fibre stretcher (3), one or more preamplification stages and one power amplification stage including an erbium doped or erbium-ytterbium codoped optical fibre section (4, 7), a pump (8)... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
20110306955 - Multiwavelength laser apparatus for skin treatment: The invention relates to a laser system for skin treatment and a method for treatment of skin. The laser system comprises a first laser resonator comprising at least a first gain medium for generating a first optical field along a first optical axis. The first laser resonator further comprises a... Agent: Advalight Aps
20110306956 - Laser-based method and system for selectively processing target tissue material in a patient and optical catheter assembly for use therein: A laser-based method and system for selectively processing target tissue material in a patient and optical catheter assembly for use therein are provided. The system includes a laser subsystem for generating an output laser beam. The system further includes a catheter assembly including at least one optical fiber having a... Agent: Cheetah Omni, LLC
20110306957 - Laser drilling device and protective member and cartidge for laser drilling device: The present invention is directed to a laser perforation apparatus including a laser light oscillator for emitting laser light that radiates skin, and a protection member 4—disposed on an optical path taken by the laser light as the laser light is emitted from the laser light oscillator and reaches the... Agent: Arkray, Inc.
20110306958 - Closed loop cryosurgical pressure and flow regulated system: A system for selectively cooling and warming a cryosurgical instrument using a dual phase cryogen, including: two sources of the cryogen, a first source storing liquid phase cryogen and having a first source heater therein that selectively converts at least some of the liquid phase cryogen into gaseous phase cryogen... Agent: Icecure Medical Ltd.
20110306959 - Intravascular arterial to venous anastomosis and tissue welding catheter: A device for creating an arteriovenous (AV) fistula comprises an elongate member, a distal member connected to the elongate member and movable relative to the elongate member, and a heating member disposed on at least one of the movable distal member and the elongate member. The distal member comprises structure... Agent: Caymus Medical, Inc.
20110306961 - Reinforced high strength microwave antenna: High-strength microwave antenna assemblies and methods of use are described herein. The microwave antenna has a radiating portion connected by a feedline to a power generating source, e.g., a generator. Proximal and distal radiating portions of the antenna assembly are separated by a junction member. A reinforcing member is disposed... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20110306960 - Rf surgical apparatus: An RF surgical apparatus and method for operating such an apparatus. The RF surgical apparatus comprises at least two RF generators and at least one neutral electrode output for one neutral electrode. At least two outputs for connecting RF surgical instruments for applying treatment currents to the surgical instruments are... Agent:
20110306962 - Method and device for treatment of conditions aggravated by amyloid fibrils: A method and device for treating a condition aggravated by the presence of amyloid fibrils is disclosed. The method includes applying a plurality of ultra-short pulses to target tissue comprising amyloid fibrils. The plurality of ultra-short pulses produce an electric field in the target tissue sufficient to change a molecular... Agent: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
20110306967 - Cooling configurations for electrosurgical instruments: In various embodiments, a surgical instrument is provided that may comprise an end effector comprising at least one energy delivery surface and cooling means for cooling at least a portion of the end effector. For example, in at least one embodiment, a surgical instrument may comprise a handle, an elongate... Agent:
20110306971 - Electroporation ablation apparatus, system, and method: A surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument, includes an ablation device. The ablation device includes an elongate member having first and second channels. First and second probes are disposed within the respective first and second channels. The first and second probes each define a central axis. The... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110306966 - Electrosurgical instrument employing a plurality of electrodes: 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 second jaw can comprise a first electrode and a second electrode while the first jaw can comprise... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110306963 - Electrosurgical instrument employing an electrode: 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 in order to capture tissue therebetween. In various embodiments, the first and second jaws can comprise one or more electrodes configured to... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110306965 - Electrosurgical instrument employing multiple positive temperature coefficient electrodes: 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 in order to capture tissue therebetween. In various embodiments, the first and second jaws can comprise one or more electrodes configured to... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110306964 - Electrosurgical instrument employing pressure-variation electrodes: A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a first conductor, a second conductor, and an end effector. The end effector can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw, wherein the first jaw is movable relative to the second jaw in order to capture tissue intermediate the first jaw and the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110306968 - Heat management configurations for controlling heat dissipation from electrosurgical instruments: In various embodiments, a surgical instrument is provided that may comprise an end effector for performing a surgical procedure on tissue, for example. The end effector may comprise at least one energy delivery surface and heat dissipation means for dissipating heat from at least a portion of the end effector.... Agent:
20110306970 - Sheath and method of use: In an embodiment a sheath allows one to simultaneously ablate tissue, using a catheter located in the sheath, and remove fluid from a patient's pericardial space, via the same sheath, all without withdrawing the ablation catheter from the sheath. Applying pressure (positive or negative) to fenestrations in the sheath may... Agent:
20110306969 - System and method for directing energy to tissue and method of assessing ablation size as a function of temperature information associated with an energy applicator: A method of assessing ablation size as a function of temperature information associated with an energy applicator includes the initial step of positioning an energy applicator in tissue. The energy applicator includes a radiating section and a temperature sensor. The radiating section is operably coupled to an energy source. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110306972 - Electrosurgical instrument employing a thermal management system: 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 in order to capture tissue therebetween. In various embodiments, the first and second jaws can comprise one or more electrodes configured to... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110306973 - Electrosurgical instrument comprising sequentially activated electrodes: 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. One or both of the first and second jaws can comprise a plurality of electrodes which can be... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110306974 - Clamp based methods and apparatus for forming lesions in tissue and confirming whether a therapeutic lesion has been formed: Surgical systems; devices and methods including one or more tissue stimulation elements that, in some instances, may also be used for sensing purposes. Some of the surgical devices also include a tissue coagulation element.... Agent: Estech, Inc. (endoscopic Technologies, Inc.)
20110306975 - Arrangement for internal bone support: An arrangement for internal bone support. The arrangement includes a support device insertable in a cavity of the bone to be supported. The support device includes a frame having first and second end sections, the frame including a plurality of longitudinally arranged strips. The frame is capable to expand from... Agent: Ozics Oy
20110306976 - Bone plate and keel systems: Systems and methods for stabilizing portions of bone are provided. In some aspects, a bone plate system includes a plate configured to be fastened to at least one bone portion. The plate includes a keel slot and a locking assembly. The bone plate system also includes a keel configured to... Agent: University Of Utah
20110306977 - Calcaneus step plate: A calcaneus plate provided with two vertically-spaced plate sections, with corner-located screw holes. An intermediate wall connects the plate sections. An arcuate protrusion extends from the intermediate wall and contains an internal sliding mechanism for a compression screw. The sliding mechanism includes an arc-shaped compression hole with an elongated opening... Agent:
20110306978 - Methods and apparatus for acetabular arthroplasty: A method for performing an acetabular arthroplasty in an acetabulum of an ilium may include locating an iliac canal of the ilium. The iliac canal extends from the surface of the acetabulum generally toward a portion of the iliac ridge. An impacting step impacts a non-rotating bone removal tool aligned... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20110306979 - Surgical instrument: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handling part and a tool part that encompasses at least one movably mounted tool which is actuated via a force-transmitting and/or actuating mechanism. Said force-transmitting and/or actuating mechanism is operated from the handling part and is provided with a fluid-operated drive... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20110306980 - Disposable surgical cutter for shaping the head of a femur: A single use bone cutter comprised of a plate with a plurality of insert blade enclosures is described. The insert blade enclosures are arranged in a spiral pattern about the plate and are further positioned at varying height intervals through the thickness of the plate. The bone cutter provides a... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20110306981 - Unitary alveolar bone chisel and spreader osteotome for a dental implant: Provided is an integrated alveolar bone dilating apparatus for dental implant. The apparatus includes a grip, a stopper, and a dilating part. The grip has a cylindrical shape. The stopper is disposed under the grip and has a diameter greater than a diameter of the grip. The dilating part is... Agent:
20110307021 - Bone cavity support structure assembly: An assembly for deploying a stranded support structure implant within a bone cavity to support the bone which defines the cavity comprises a support structure implant and an insertion tool. The support structure implant is formed from interlaced wires which extend from a first end of the structure towards an... Agent: Depuy International Limited
20110307020 - Magnetic targeting system and method of using the same: The present invention describes a magnetic targeting system suitable for guiding a biocompatible device to a target area within the body (in vivo) and method of using the same. The system includes a targeting member having a steering material and is attached to the biocompatible device. The system also includes... Agent:
20110306982 - Disc annulus closure: Disclosed herein are methods for treating a defect in a spinal disc nuclear space, comprising: (a) creating an opening by open, percutaneous or laparoscopic techniques to access the defect in the nuclear space; (b) removing a desired amount of tissue from the nuclear space; (c) positioning a delivery catheter through... Agent: Promethean Surgical Devices, LLC
20110306983 - Devices for delivering bone filler material and associated method of use: Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, a device for delivering a bone filler material comprising: a housing having a throughbore; a plunger comprising a shaft having external threads, wherein the plunger is configured for advancement through the throughbore of the housing; and a threaded... Agent:
20110306984 - Tool and set screw for use in spinal implant systems: The present invention relates to a tool in combination with a set screw for use in spinal implant systems, and more particularly to a tool for the deployment of set screws with a break-off neck portion comprising a handle portion, a stem portion extending from the handle portion, a set... Agent:
20110306985 - Surgical assistance system: A surgical assistance system for operating on biological tissue using a surgical tool attached to an arm of an automatically-controlled surgical instrument so that an optimal feed rate of the tool is calculated and outputted to the surgical instrument, the system including: a device for storing and voxelizing medical image... Agent: Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd.
20110306986 - Surgical robot system using augmented reality, and method for controlling same: Disclosed are a surgical robot system using augmented reality or history information and a control method thereof. A master interface for a surgical robot is provided, where the master interface is configured to be mounted on a master robot, which is configured to control a slave robot having a robot... Agent:
20110306987 - Epilation device: The present invention is concerned with an epilation device that comprises a first clamping element having a first clamping surface, a second clamping element having a second clamping surface, the first clamping element and the second clamping element being arranged to be movable between an open position in which a... Agent:
20110306988 - Dual offset arc needle for anchor placement of a male incontinence sling: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a handle and an elongate member coupled to the handle. The elongate member has a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. The first portion of the elongate member extends from the handle and defines a first longitudinal axis. The second portion... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110306991 - Anastomosis device and method of using the same: The present invention provides an anastomosis device which includes an elongate center pin having proximal and distal ends. The proximal end is configured to be graspable using a grasping tool. A grip mechanism is located at the distal end for crimping a suture. The device includes an outer sleeve having... Agent:
20110306989 - Instruments for delivering transfascial sutures, transfascial suture assemblies, and methods of transfascial suturing: An instrument for delivering a suture transfascially may include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a pair of needles that are moveable to an extended position beyond the end of the shaft. One or more sutures are carried by the instrument and may be delivered transfascially. A... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20110306990 - Instruments for delivering transfascial sutures, transfascial suture assemblies, and methods of transfascial suturing: An instrument for delivering a suture transfascially may include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a pair of needles that are moveable to an extended position beyond the end of the shaft. One or more sutures are carried by the instrument and may be delivered transfascially. A... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20110306992 - Instruments for delivering transfascial sutures, transfascial suture assemblies, and methods of transfascial suturing: An instrument for delivering a suture transfascially may include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a pair of needles that are moveable to an extended position beyond the end of the shaft. One or more sutures are carried by the instrument and may be delivered transfascially. A... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20110306993 - Systems and methods for creating arteriovenous (av) fistulas: A system for creating an arteriovenous (AV) fistula comprises a vessel access sheath having a hollow interior and an exit port, a side access needle catheter configured to fit within the hollow interior of the sheath, a needle configured to be inserted into a blood vessel through the side access... Agent: Caymus Medical, Inc.
20110306994 - Device for performing end-to-end anastomosis: Herein is provided an anastomosis device which includes a cylindrical support housing having a tapered section being formed of a plurality of compliant fingers integrally formed around the circumference of an end of the cylindrical section which can flex at their connection point to the cylindrical section. Each compliant finger... Agent:
20110306995 - Material removal device and method of use: A catheter having a tubular body and a rotatable shaft disposed within a lumen of the tubular body. A cutting element is coupled to the rotatable shaft, the cutting element having a cutting edge, the cutting element and rotatable shaft being longitudinally moveable within the tubular body between a stored... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110306996 - Systems and methods for treatment of compressed nerves: Disclosed herein is a system for releasing a ligament. In one embodiment, the system includes a proximal handle, a tubular body, and a flexible body. The tubular body includes a proximal end and a distal end. The handle is coupled to the proximal end. The flexible body extends through the... Agent: Thayer Intellectual Property, Inc.
20110306998 - Trocar system: A trocar system is described. The trocar system allows for penetration into the patient's laparoscopic cavity while also allowing visualization once an imaging device (e.g., a laparoscope) is inserted into the hollow shaft of the trocar. Attached to a distal end of the trocar shaft is a tip portion, which... Agent:
20110306997 - Devices for creating passages and sensing for blood vessels: Devices and methods are disclosed for creating passages in tissue and detecting blood vessels in and around the passages. The devices may be used to create channels for altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of an individual, particularly individuals having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).... Agent:
20110306999 - Stimulation of specific acupuncture points for vision improvement: This invention relates to the stimulation of a specific combination of 5 acupuncture points including EX-HN5 (taiyang), BL59 (fuyang), BL2 (cuanzhu), GV20 (baihui), and LI4 (hegu) and its effectiveness in improving vision in the treatment of anisometropic amblyopia.... Agent: The Chinese University Of Hong Kong
20110307000 - Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices: The present invention provides an improved vascular occlusion device having improved flexibility and retention of the type fabricated from braided tubular metal fabric having an expanded preset configuration and an elongated collapsed reduced diameter configuration for delivery through a catheter to a treatment site and shaped to create an occlusion... Agent: Aga Medical Corporation
20110307001 - Oscillating tissue dissector: Provided is a tissue dissector that includes: a tube having a proximal end and a distal end; a rod disposed within the tube, ribs attached to the rod and extending outside of the tube; a housing disposed at the proximal end of the tube; an actuator disposed in the housing,... Agent:
20110307002 - Embolic protection system: An embolic protection system having a guidewire for advancing through a vasculature; an embolic protection filter having a filter body with a distal end and a proximal end, the filter body providing for a collapsed configuration and an expanded deployed configuration. The embolic protection filter body has a guidewire path... Agent: Salviac Limited
20110307003 - Systems and methods for preventing formation of blood clots in the left atrium: An implantable liner device for preventing formation of blood clots in a left atrium of a patient's heart. The liner device includes a liner body configured, in some embodiments, to cover a portion of an interior surface of the left atrium, the liner body forming a first opening sized for... Agent:
20110307004 - Tourniquet: The present invention relates generally to first aid articles and more specifically tourniquets suitable for one handed application. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a tourniquet having a base defining first and second ends. A constricting band is attached to and extends from the first end of the... Agent: Tactical Medical Soulution, Inc.
20110307005 - Selectable handle biasing: Devices and related methods are disclosed that generally relate to surgical devices provided for use in various surgical procedures. In some embodiments, the surgical devices can include a handle housing and an elongate shaft having opposed jaws disposed at a distal end thereof. The handle housing can have a handle... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110307006 - Vascular access closure devices and methods: Devices and related methods are disclosed that generally involve closing of an arteriotomy using a vascular access closure device that is deployed within the artery and closes the arteriotomy or arterial wound from the inside. The device can be biodegradable and/or self-expandable, and can optionally be formed of a shape... Agent:
20110307007 - Compound barb medical device and method: A compound barb medical device is provided which includes an elongated body having at least one barb formed along the length of the body, the barb defining an inner surface with a first portion disposed at a first orientation relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongated body, and a... Agent:
20110307008 - System and method for reinforcing non-use of a pacifier: A system of pacifiers adapted for reinforcing weaning of a child from pacifier use and comprising a plurality of pacifiers, each pacifier having successively appropriately smaller sized baglet portions, each pacifier having substantially identical appearing and feeling handle portions and substantially identical appearing and feeling mouth guard portions for reinforcing... Agent:
20110307009 - Ear insert for relief of tmj discomfort: A prosthesis for insertion in an ear to reduce pain resulting from TMJ disorders. The ear insert has a predefined shape conforming to the shape of the ear canal when the jaw is in an open position. The ear insert supports the TMJ and associated secondary musculature to reduce strain... Agent: Ascentia Health, Inc.
20110307010 - Interspinous device and method of implanting: In an interspinous device made of an allograft, the device is machined to define a substantially rectangular structure with flat major surfaces and rounded upper and lower notches for engaging the spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae and provide consistent structures that abut multiple surfaces of the spine.... Agent: Osprey Biomedical Corp.
20110307011 - Spinous process staple with interdigitating-interlocking hemi-spacers for adjacent spinous process separation and distraction: A Spinous Process (SP) staple including a top claw, a bottom claw, a staple pin pivotally connecting the top claw and the bottom claw, a ratchet mechanism that limits an opening force of the top claw with respect to the bottom claw, a first hemi-spacer positioned on the top claw... Agent:
20110307012 - Spinous process cross-link: A prosthetic spinous process cross-link implant for the replacement of a posterior vertebral element. The implant includes a cross link body member with a pair of adjustable link arms connected to the cross link body to size the implant to specific anatomical configurations. The implant includes a rod clamp that... Agent:
20110307013 - Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine: An adaptive spinal rod is provided for connecting levels of an adaptive stabilization system to support the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Embodiments of the adaptive stabilization rod include a ball having an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system.... Agent: Spartek Medical, Inc.
20110307015 - Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine: An adaptive spinal rod is provided for connecting levels of an adaptive stabilization system to support the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Embodiments of the adaptive stabilization rod include a ball having an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system.... Agent: Spartek Medical, Inc.
20110307017 - Dynamic spinal stabilization assembly with sliding collars: A dynamic spinal stabilization assembly includes a rod having a plurality of slidable collars thereon. The rod is mounted to at least one of the relevant bone anchoring element(s) via the collars. The collars are spaced from one another such that the bone anchoring element engages at least two collars.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110307014 - Spinal fixation rod made of titanium alloy: A spinal fixation titanium alloy rod fixes a plurality of spinal-fixing screws embedded and fixed in vertebrae of a human body. The rod is cylindrically shaped, has a sufficient length for coupling with the spinal-fixing screws, and has a diameter adjusted to 4 to 7 mm. In the titanium alloy... Agent: Showa-ika Kogyo Co. Ltd.
20110307016 - Systems and methods for stabilization of bone structures: A dynamic bone stabilization system is provided. The system may be placed through small incisions and tubes. The system provides systems and methods of treating the spine, which eliminate pain and enable spinal motion, which effectively mimics that of a normally functioning spine. Methods are also provided for stabilizing the... Agent: Exactech, Inc.
20110307018 - Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine: An adaptive spinal rod is provided for connecting levels of an adaptive stabilization system to support the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Embodiments of the adaptive stabilization rod include a ball having an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system.... Agent: Spartek Medical, Inc.
20110307019 - System for treating bone fractures: According to one example embodiment, a radius fixation plate includes a body portion configured to conform to a radius bone between a first extensor compartment and a second extensor compartment and dimensioned such that the body portion does not violate the first extensor compartment or the second extensor compartment. A... Agent: Osteomed L.p.12/08/2011 > 79 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110301577 - Medical instrument having a detachable handle: The invention relates to a medical instrument for removing tissue, in particular a shaver, drill, or morcellator, having a tool that can be set in rotation and a motorized drive for driving the tool, and having an elongate body and a handle that projects laterally from said elongate body. The... Agent:
20110301580 - Methods and devices for arytenoid repositioning: Methods and devices for repositioning the arytenoid cartilage of a human subject are disclosed.... Agent: University Of Iowa Research Foundation
20110301579 - Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus: A retraction mechanism allows the full distal retraction of the firing drive from various positions. The retraction mechanism has been developed for use with a hand held surgical apparatus. An embodiment of the retraction mechanism includes a drive member, a first pulley, a second pulley, and a firing drive. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301578 - Surgical tool arrangement having a handpiece usable with multiple surgical tools: A surgical tool arrangement a handpiece which is capable of accepting and operating a number of different surgical tools or instruments adapted for use with the handpiece, each having one or multiple functions. The handpiece incorporates a coupling arrangement located at a distal end thereof which serves to attach the... Agent:
20110301581 - Device for irradiating tissue: The present application is directed to a device 1 for irradiating human or animal tissue, in particular nerves, with laser light. In order to obtain gentle and effective destruction of tissue, the device 1 comprises a laser light source L adapted to generate laser light in a wavelength between 690... Agent: A.r.c. Laser Gmbh
20110301582 - Ophthalmic systems and related methods: Systems and methods for modifying an eye including a light source with light elements, a photodetector producing a signal representing images of the light elements and corresponding to locations on an ocular surface, an optical system directing light from the light elements reflected by the ocular surface onto the photodetector,... Agent: Amo Wavefront Sciences LLC
20110301583 - Non-invasive laser vasectomy: The present invention presents novel methods for performing noninvasive vasectomies in animals, including humans, and vasectomy clamps for use in such procedures. The invention further presents an apparatus for use in noninvasive male sterilization procedures. More specifically, the invention presents the application of lasers for noninvasive thermal coagulation and occlusion... Agent: University Of North Carolina At Charlotte
20110301584 - Laser tissue ablation system: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a laser ablation system. In one embodiment, the laser ablation system comprises a shaft, a balloon, a laser fiber and a viewing fiber. The shaft has a proximal end and a distal end. The balloon is attached to the distal end of the... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20110301585 - Method for rejuvenating and tightening human skin utilizing a cryogenic applicator: A method for tightening and rejuvenating skin utilizing a cryogenic applicator, which includes the steps of holding a handle of a barrel of the cryogenic applicator in a hand, fluidly communicating the barrel with a source of a biocompatible non-toxic cryogenic fluid to supply the biocompatible non-toxic cryogenic fluid through... Agent:
20110301588 - Radiation applicator: This invention provides an elongate microwave radiator for insertion into a living body to treat tissue at a predetermined operating frequency. The radiator defines a monopole antenna at its tip. The monopole antenna includes a dielectric material surrounding the monopole. The dielectric material is configured to act as a resonator... Agent:
20110301587 - System and method for pulmonary treatment: An apparatus and method for pulmonary treatment by denervation is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member configured for insertion into the trachea to a position adjacent a pulmonary plexus. The apparatus further includes at least one energy delivery element disposed on the elongate member. The energy delivery element is... Agent: Innovative Pulmonary Solutions, Inc.
20110301586 - Apparatus and methods for arrhythmia treatment based on spectral mapping during sinus rhythm: Apparatus, methods, and computer-readable media herein described, depicted and claimed are applied for curative ablation to achieve the inactivation or destruction of fibrillar myocardium of so-called AF nests or other arrhythmogenic foci within the myocardial substrate. In addition, fibrillar myocardium may be identified and mapped by spectral analysis and phase... Agent:
20110301590 - Specific absorption rate measurement and energy-delivery device characterization using image analysis: A method of controlling output of an electrosurgical power generating source includes the steps of receiving image data including tissue temperature information of a target tissue volume, calculating a specific absorption rate as a function of the tissue temperature information from the image data, and determining one or more operating... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301591 - Specific absorption rate measurement and energy-delivery device characterization using image analysis: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical power generating source, an energy-delivery device operably associated with the electrosurgical power generating source, and a processor unit. The electrosurgical system also includes an imaging system capable of generating image data including tissue temperature information. The processor unit is disposed in operative communication with... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301589 - Specific absorption rate measurement and energy-delivery device characterization using thermal phantom and image analysis: A method of directing energy to tissue includes the initial step of positioning an energy applicator for delivery of energy to tissue. The energy applicator is operably associated with an electrosurgical power generating source. The method includes the steps of determining one or more operating parameters associated with the electrosurgical... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301592 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to the shaft and has a pair of first and second jaw members. A jaw insert is operably associated with the first and second jaw members. The jaw insert includes one or... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301597 - Catheter for circumferential ablation at or near a pulmonary vein: A catheter has a three-dimensional, hollow ablation assembly that carries at least one ribbon electrode for circumferential ablation. In one embodiment, the assembly has a free-form framework that is constructed of multiple tensile members or wires that are interwoven such that the length of the framework increases while the circumference... Agent: Biosense Webster, Inc.
20110301596 - Irrigated catheter and method, in particular for ablation and like techniques: The invention relates to a catheter, provided with an elongated body with an electrically conductive first end, wherein through said body at least one live wire extends which is connected to said first end and a channel for feeding a cooling fluid through said body, which channel is provided, in... Agent:
20110301594 - Method and apparatus for thrombus dissolution/thrombectomy by an electrode catheter device: The present invention generally relates to a flexible catheter device capable of being introduced into body passages, withdraw fluids therefrom or introduce fluids thereinto, and which includes electrodes configured to apply electrical signals in the body passage for carrying out thrombus dissolution and/or thrombectomy, wherein one of said electrodes is... Agent:
20110301595 - Occlusion apparatus: Methods, apparatus, and systems for occluding a left atrial appendage are provided. One embodiment includes an elongate body having a tissue apposition member extendably positioned within a lumen of the elongate body to appose tissue of the LAA. An energy emitting device coupled to the elongate body can be used... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110301593 - Surgical navigational and neuromonitoring instrument: The invention relates to a surgical instrument capable of applying an electrostimulation to a neural structure. The surgical instrument also has a tracking system associated therewith to provide navigational tracking during a surgical procedure.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110301598 - Electrocautery cutting instrument with elastic wire loop: An electrocautery cutting instrument includes a shaft having a first handle at one end and an elastic wire loop at the other. An outer tube is longitudinally displaceable over the shaft to collapse and permit expansion of the wire loop. The wire loop is sized for surrounding the uterus during... Agent:
20110301599 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: An endoscopic forceps is provided. The endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft that extends therefrom and defines a longitudinal axis therethrough. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and has a movable jaw member and a non-movable jaw member. The movable jaw... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301600 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of first and second jaw members. One or both of the first and second jaw members is movable relative to the other... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301601 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly is operatively connected to a distal end of the shaft and has a pair of first and second jaw members one of which is movable with respect to the other. A heat activated drive... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301602 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: An endoscopic forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft that extends therefrom. An end effector assembly is operatively connected to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of first and second jaw members that are pivotably coupled to one another and movable relative to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301607 - Apparatus and method for optimal tissue separation: A system and method for optimizing tissue separation using modulated or duty cycle controlled waveforms on desiccated tissue, where the desiccated tissue has a high electrical impedance. In bipolar electrosurgical procedures, tissue separation is separated with the application of an electrical signal. When tissue does not completely separate and becomes... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301603 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to the shaft and has a pair of first and second jaw members. A jaw insert is operably associated with the first and second jaw members. The jaw insert includes one or... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301604 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly is operatively connected to a distal end of the shaft and has a pair of first and second jaw members that are movable relative to one another. A drive assembly operably couples to a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301605 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: An endoscopic forceps is provided. The endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft that extends therefrom. A rotatable sheath operably couples to the shaft and includes a camming member. A drive assembly includes a drive rod that operably couples to the rotatable sheath. An end effector assembly operatively connected... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301606 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: An endoscopic forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft that extends therefrom. An end effector assembly is operatively connected to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of pivotably coupled first and second jaw members. One of the jaw members is movable relative to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301608 - Bone plate: A bone plate includes a first through hole extending through the plate along a first longitudinal axis from a proximal surface of the plate to a bone-facing distal surface thereof which, when the plate is placed on a target portion of bone in a desired orientation, faces the bone. An... Agent:
20110301609 - Customised assembly including at least two osteosynthesis plates which are in turn customised: The invention relates to a customized assembly (1) of at least two osteosynthesis plates (2), for example I-shaped and/or L-shaped and/or cross-shaped and/or crow's-foot-shaped ones which are themselves customized according to the operation to be carried out and the future anatomy of the patient, characterized in that the osteosynthesis plates... Agent: Obl
20110301610 - Fixator: We describe fixator (10) comprising an articulated bracelet (12). The bracele comprises a plurality of elements (24,26) arranged in a plurality of rows. The elements have complementary linking means (48,62) to permit linking the rows of elements together in an articulated or fixed relationship. One or more of the plurality... Agent: Cambfix Limited
20110301611 - Surgical device with smart bit recognition collet assembly to set a desired application mode: A surgical device of a drill/driver with bit recognition to set a desired application mode and a method of utilization thereof is provided. Various operating modes of the drill/driver are automatically set by a sensor which recognizes the bit applied to the drill/driver. A method of utilizing the drill/driver allows... Agent: Biomet Microfixation, LLC
20110301655 - Bone fracture fixation system: A bone fracture fixation system including a bone plate having a contour that substantially matches the contour of an underlying bone. The bone fracture fixation system can also include a jig that can be moved relative to non-parallel cannulas guided by the jig into operative position relative to a bone... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20110301654 - Hip resurfacing: A method of locating an acetabular cup implant (100) in a pelvis comprises locating a plurality of reference points on the pelvis, defining a target location of the implant relative to the reference points, and placing the implant at the target location. A method of locating a femoral head implant... Agent: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
20110301612 - Holder for implantation and extraction of prosthesis: Disclosed is an implant holder for an implant device comprising a locking mechanism that in a first position causes a clamp coupled to an implant device to lock such that the clamp cannot be decoupled from the implant device, and in a second position causes the clamp to unlock the... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20110301613 - Modular impactor head: A modular impactor head includes a load transfer member, a base, and a locking assembly. The base defines a space sized and configured to receive the load transfer member therein and to constrain movement of the load transfer member relative to the base in a plurality of directions. The locking... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20110301614 - Pentagonal screwdriver, for screwing screws with pentagonal recesses, in particular orthopaedic screws: A pentagonal screwdriver, for screwing screws with pentagonal recesses, in particular orthopaedic screws with one face thereof tilted relative to and in the direction of the longitudinal axis of said screwdriver, the other four faces of the screwdriver being straight and parallel to said longitudinal axis.... Agent: Biotech International (societe Par Actions Simplifiee)
20110301615 - Catheter and system for using same: The present invention describes a system for controlling a thin flexible thermoplastic catheter. The system includes a plurality of shape memory alloy filaments attached to the distal end of the catheter, each filament having a phase and a temperature; a means for receiving a strain value for at least one... Agent:
20110301616 - Multifunctional handle for a medical robotic system: A handle used to control movement of a medical instrument. The medical instrument may be coupled to a robotic aim that is connected to a controller. The medical instrument may have a plurality of functions such as wrist locking and motion scaling. One of the functions may be selected through... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20110301617 - System and method for immobilizing a tick on a host: Provided is a system and method for immobilizing and killing a tick on a host, allowing for removal of the tick without triggering of the tick's regurgitation reflex. Further provided are compositions and kits related thereto.... Agent:
20110301618 - Closing openings in anatomical tissue: A device for closing at least one opening leading to an anatomical cavity is delivered via a catheter positioned in a first opening leading to the anatomical cavity. An orientation control unit is positioned within the anatomical cavity. The orientation control unit defines an orientation of a portion of a... Agent:
20110301619 - Deployment instrument for closure device for percutaneously sealing punctures: A deployment instrument for deploying a closure device for sealing a percutaneous puncture in a wall of a body passageway, the deployment instrument including a carrier assembly, wherein the carrier assembly is configured to hold the closure device in a pre-deployment state, and a tensioner assembly, wherein the filament is... Agent:
20110301620 - Device for suturing two hollow biological tissues: The device comprises a first part able to be provided on the free side of one of two hollow biological tissues bearing against each other and a second part able to be provided on the free side of the other of the two hollow biological tissues bearing against each other,... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20110301621 - Side-loaded medical implement particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery: A medical implement particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery, includes: a handle having a proximal end configured for manual gripping by a user, a distal end for manipulation during the surgery, an internal passageway extending through the handle from the proximal end to the distal end thereof, and a longitudinally-extending slot... Agent: Depuy Mitek Inc.
20110301622 - Medical implement for manipulating sutures particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery: A medical implement particularly useful in arthroscopic sutures, includes: a handle having a proximal end configured for manual gripping by a user, a distal end, an internal passageway extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and an intermediate portion formed with a recess extending from the outer surface... Agent: T.a.g. Medical Devices Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
20110301623 - Tissue resecting system: A surgical system includes a first instrument defining a first channel and a second instrument receivable by the first channel. The second instrument defines a second channel. A valve coupled to the first instrument controls fluid flow through the first channel, such that impedance of fluid flow through the first... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20110301626 - Atherectomy devices and methods: The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and method relate to removal of the occluding material from the blood vessels as well as other body lumens.... Agent: Atheromed, Inc.
20110301625 - Hydrodynamic thrombectomy catheter: A catheter apparatus for removing an obstruction within a body lumen includes an elongate tubular shaft defining a lumen and a flexible membrane that fluidly seals the distal end of the tubular shaft. At least one cutting element or tool is attached to and distally extends from the flexible membrane.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
20110301624 - Varicose vein dissector and removal apparatus: A varicose vein dissector and removal apparatus includes a handle having a first end and a second end, a dissector extending from the first end of the handle and a hook extending from the second end of the handle, and a blade positioned within the dissector for movement between a... Agent:
20110301627 - Device and method for conveying a liquid for medical purposes: The object of the invention is therefore to improve the safety management of a generic device and a corresponding method for conveying a liquid. To this end, it is proposed that the measuring device and the regulating device are constructed in such a way that the safety circuit of the... Agent:
20110301628 - Techniques for use with a nail penetration device: Apparatus and methods are described for cutting a hole in a nail of a subject. The apparatus includes an element having a nail-contacting cutting surface for contacting the subject's nail. A control unit is configured to generate a hole in the subject's nail by moving the nail-contacting surface in a... Agent:
20110301629 - Puncture tool, device for measuring biological sample and system for measuring biological sample: Provided is a puncture tool having no possibility of starting the puncture operation of a puncture needle unexpectedly when the puncture tool is operated for a purpose other than measurement of a biological sample and also provided are a device for measuring biological sample and a system for measuring biological... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110301630 - Occlusion device: An occlusion device having a frame including a plurality of radially expandable struts formed from a plurality of cuts through a tubular wall of a tube. The frame includes a first collar at a proximal end and a second collar disposed in between the proximal and distal ends of the... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20110301631 - Systems and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Agent:
20110301632 - Anal prolapse prevention aid: An anal prolapse prevention aid is configured so as to enable a procedure wherein a stuffing is set inside a cylinder film having the closed end, and the tip of an axle of an insertion stick is fitted into a junction hole in the rear end of a stuffing to... Agent: Kyoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.
20110301633 - Controlled release mechanism for blood vessel filtration device: A filtration device is disclosed having a body configured for placement within a portion of the vasculature of a patient, where the body includes a plurality of threads, each thread having a proximal end and a distal end. The filtration device further includes an cap forming an apex, wherein at... Agent:
20110301635 - Embolic protection filtering device that acan be adapted to be adanced over a guidewire: An improved embolic protection filtering device. In at least some embodiments, an embolic protection filtering device includes a filter wire assembly. The filter wire assembly may include an elongate shaft, a tubular member, and an embolic protection filter.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110301634 - Systems and methods for removing and fragmenting undesirable material within a circulatory system: A method for removing an undesirable material is provided. The method includes maneuvering a first cannula within a vessel such that it is positioned for capturing the undesirable material. The method also includes positioning a second cannula within the vessel such that it is in a spaced relation to the... Agent: Vortex Medical, Inc.
20110301636 - Systems and methods for vascular filter retrieval: Apparatus and methods for retrieving a vascular filter from a vessel are provided wherein a retrieval adapter is delivered to a treatment site concurrently along with an interventional device to reduce the number of steps required to remove the vascular filter. The retrieval adapter also reduces the possibility of entangling... Agent: Incept LLC
20110301637 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: An endoscopic forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and has a pair of first and second jaw members. One of the first and second jaw members is movable relative to the other jaw... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110301640 - Apparatus and methods for sealing a puncture in tissue: An occlusion device for sealing a puncture through tissue includes a tubular wire member having a proximal end, a distal end sized for insertion into the puncture, a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends, a port adjacent the proximal end communicating with the lumen, and a balloon on... Agent: Accessclosure, Inc.
20110301639 - One-part moisture-curable tissue sealant: A tissue sealant is described that includes the reaction product of (a) a polyol having at least two groups capable of reacting with an alkoxy silane and (b) an alkoxy silane having the formula: (R1R2R3)—Si—CH2—Z where (i) Z is an —OH, —SH, —NCO, or —NHR4 group, where R4 is hydrogen... Agent:
20110301638 - Self-locking closure device for percutaneously sealing punctures: A closure device for sealing a percutaneous puncture in a wall of a body passageway of a living being. In an exemplary embodiment, the closure device includes an anchor configured to be brought into engagement with an interior of the body passageway, a plug including a proximal portion and a... Agent: Essential Medical, LLC
20110301641 - Systems and methods for treating septal defects: A system for treating a septal defect having an implantable treatment apparatus and devices for delivering the implantable treatment apparatus, devices for controlling delivery of the treatment apparatus and methods for treating a septal defect are provided. The implantable treatment apparatus is preferably implantable through a septal wall or portion... Agent:
20110301642 - Curved needle: A needle assembly and method for ligating a vessel. The needle shaft is substantially curved and carries a shuttle tethered to a needle. The shuttle is configured to move longitudinally between the ends of the curved shaft during use.... Agent:
20110301643 - Spinal stabilization device: A flexible connection unit for use in a spinal fixation device that includes: a longitudinal member having first and second ends and a flexible member interposed between the first and second ends, at least one of the first end and second end configured to be engaged by a first bone... Agent:
20110301645 - Skeletal adjustment device: This invention is an implantable device that enables non-invasive post-operative adjustment of the motion dynamics between two members of the human skeletal system. It may be used for dynamic stabilization of the spine. This device includes: a flowable substance; a reservoir implanted into the human body that contains this flowable... Agent:
20110301644 - Spinal stabilization system: A spinal stabilization system for a spinal column including a flexible support construct extending between a first vertebral connector configured to be secured to a first vertebra and a second vertebral connector configured to be secured to a second vertebra. At least one of the vertebral connectors includes an elongate... Agent: Zimmer Spine
20110301646 - Compression-distraction spinal fixation system: Compression-distraction spinal fixation systems, and methods of performing compression-distraction spinal fixation, are provided that include screw-rod constructs having a ratcheting mechanism. Bone screws of the screw-rod constructs can have a pawl that engages ratchet teeth on the rod of the screw-rod construct. The bone screw can be ratcheted along the... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20110301647 - Systems and methods for pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae: The present application is directed to various spinal stabilization systems. The systems can include one or more guiding elements attached to screw members to assist in guiding rod implants and tools to desired locations within a patient. The guiding elements can include a plurality of wires, blades, or tabs. The... Agent:
20110301648 - Methods and devices for treating hallux valgus: The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to implantable devices for the treatment of structural bone and joint deformity, including hallux valgus. More specifically, the various embodiments include systems, devices, and methods for implantation of an implantable device having at least one bone anchor with deployable prongs for treating such deformity.... Agent:
20110301650 - Adjsutable bone anchor asembly: A medical implant device has in one embodiment a receiver member for receiving an elongated member, a crown member, an anchor member and a retaining member. An embodiment of the receiver member has an axial opening, a transverse channel, a chamber including at least one substantially flat wall, and a... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20110301649 - Conforming bone stabilization receiver: A receiver for engaging a bone stabilizing element includes a receiver portion connectable to the stabilizing element, and a base portion connectable to a bone of a patient. The base portion may connect to the bone with a bone screw, for example a polyaxial bone screw, and the receiver portion... Agent:
20110301651 - Offset multiaxial or polyaxial screw, system and assembly: A capless multiaxial screw fixation assembly, including: a screw having a threaded portion and a screw head portion positioned at one end thereof; and, a retainer having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a bore for receiving the screw threaded portion so that the screw... Agent: X-spine Systems, Inc.
20110301652 - Hammer toe implant and method: An implant is disclosed including an elongate threaded portion and a blade portion extending from the elongate threaded portion. The blade portion has a taper terminating at a point.... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20110301653 - Hammer toe implant with expansion portion for retrograde approach: An implant for fusing adjacent bones is disclosed. The implant includes an elongate threaded member and a flexible portion extending from the elongate threaded member. The flexible portion includes a plurality of prongs configured to be reversibly compressed toward an axis defined by the elongate threaded member.... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.12/01/2011 > 88 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110295242 - Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel: Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110295243 - Laser-based methods and systems for corneal surgery: A method for surface ablation of cornea tissue comprising the steps of (i) providing a laser source that is adapted to generate and transmit focused pulsed laser energy, the laser source including a delivery head that is adapted to direct the laser energy to a target structure of an eye,... Agent:
20110295244 - Ophthalmologic surgical system: The present invention relates to a method for generating a control program for ophthalmologic LASIK surgery, with which a pulsed laser system can be controlled for the photodisruptive cutting of a flap, having the following steps: obtaining empirical data, which relate to the effect in particular of flap shapes and... Agent: Wavelight Ag
20110295245 - Flow rate verification monitor for fluid-cooled microwave ablation probe: A microwave ablation system includes an antenna assembly configured to deliver microwave energy from an energy source to tissue and a coolant source operably coupled to the energy source and configured to selectively provide fluid to the antenna assembly via a fluid path. The system also includes a controller operably... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20110295248 - System and method for automated minimally invasive instrument command: In one embodiment a system may comprise a controller including a master input device; and an electromechanically steerable elongate instrument having proximal interface and portions, the proximal interface portion being configured to be operatively coupled to an electromechanical instrument driver in communication with the controller, the distal portion being configured... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110295247 - System and method for automated minimally invasive therapy using radiometry: Systems and methods are described for automating aspects of minimally invasive therapeutic treatment of patients. In one embodiment a robotic catheter system may comprise a controller including a master input device; and an electromechanically steerable elongate instrument having a proximal interface portion and a distal portion, the proximal interface portion... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110295246 - System and method for chemically cooling an ablation antenna: A method of performing an ablation procedure includes the steps of inserting an antenna assembly into tissue and supplying energy thereto for application to tissue. The method also includes the step of causing contact between a first material and at least one other material disposed within the antenna assembly to... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20110295249 - Fluid-assisted electrosurgical devices, and methods of manufacture thereof: This invention provides a fluid-assisted electrosurgical device to treat tissue in a presence of radio frequency energy and a fluid provided from the device. The device comprises a handle, a rigid shaft member distal to the handle, and at least one electrode distal to the shaft member. The shaft member... Agent: Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc.
20110295250 - System and method for sensing tissue characteristics: A medical device for treating and analyzing tissue is disclosed. The device includes a plasma applicator having a housing. The housing includes a substantially tubular shape and defining a lumen therethrough. The lumen is in fluid communication with an ionizable media source configured to supply ionizable media thereto. The applicator... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110295251 - Surgical device for performing an electrosurgical procedure: An electrosurgical forceps includes a handle and a shaft extending from the handle. The handle is selectively movable to actuate a pair of first and second opposable jaw members pivotably connected to each other at a distal end of the shaft. The jaw members are moveable from an open position... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110295252 - Lagwire system and method for the fixation of bone fractures: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a sleeve and a cap. The sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire and also operable to be used to fixate... Agent: Orthoip, LLC
20110295253 - Methods and devices for trauma welding: The present invention provides a method for stabilizing a fractured bone. The method includes positioning an elongate rod in the medullary canal of the fractured bone and forming a passageway through the cortex of the bone. The passageway extends from the exterior surface of the bone to the medullary canal... Agent: P Tech, LLC
20110295254 - Implant locking device and corresponding implant: This insertion and locking device (1) for an implant in a long bone comprises an elongate body (2) designed to be received in a medullary canal of the long bone, the body defining, in a first position called the insertion position, a first transverse size and, in a second position... Agent: Tornier Sas
20110295255 - Proximal femur fixation apparatus, systems and methods with angled elongate elements: An implantable femoral fixation device adapted to be received the femoral neck and femoral head configured to support at least a portion of the inner surface of the cortical bone of the femur. In various embodiments the femoral fixation device is transformable between a first radially reduced configuration and a... Agent: Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc.
20110295256 - Distal clavicle plate with coracoid-clavicular ligament reconstruction: Provided is a system for stabilizing a fractured clavicle, the system having a bone plate capable of being attached at the site of a distal clavicle fracture, the bone plate defining a ligament attachment through passage sized to permit passage there through of a coracoid ligament graft, the system further... Agent:
20110295257 - Systems and methods for sternum repair: The invention provides systems and methods for sternum repair. A sternum repair device may include a central body, which may include a plurality of bands and buckles, such that a band extends from the central body and is received by a buckle component. The band may wrap around the sternum... Agent:
20110295258 - Implantation system for tissue repair: A prosthesis delivery and implantation system for tissue repair is disclosed. The implantation system includes provisions for manually applying a prosthesis to a treatment area. This system may be applied to heal any imperfections in various different types of tissue. The system also provides provisions for independently inserting two end... Agent: Jmea Corporation
20110295259 - Surgical technique and instrumentation for minimal hip arthroplasty surgery: Improved instruments for modifying a shape of a proximal femur of a patient for installation of a stem of a femoral component of a prosthetic hip during hip replacement surgery, comprising a handle including an elongated shaft extending downward approximately in a z-direction, a first offset extending from a bottom... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20110295260 - Knee reconstruction procedure and surgical implement particularly useful for such knee reconstruction procedure: A surgical implement for use in a surgical procedure involving the manipulation of a wire or like article in a body cavity. The surgical implement includes: an elongated stem; a handle carried at the proximal end of the elongated stem; a socket in the form of a removable insert, carried... Agent: T.a.g. Medical Devices - Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
20110295261 - 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.
20110295262 - 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.
20110295327 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion: A self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatus is disclosed which includes at least first and second sliding boxes. A first screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body is disposed within the first sliding box, and a second screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body disposed... Agent:
20110295328 - Method and apparatus for performing spinal surgery: Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.... Agent:
20110295329 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: A patellar 3-D guidance tool includes a template. The template includes at least one contact surface for engaging a surface of the patella. The at least one contact surface substantially conforms with the surface associated with the patellar. At least one guide aperture directs movement of a surgical instrument, wherein... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20110295263 - Navigation system for remote-controlled actuator: A remote controlled actuator (5) includes a distal end member (2) fitted to a distal end of a spindle guide section (3) for alteration in attitude, and a tool (1) rotatably supported by the distal end member. The navigation system includes a tool and tool marker relative position storage section... Agent: Ntn Corporation
20110295264 - Intraocular lens insertion devices: A cartridge for an intraocular lens insertion device is disclosed. An example cartridge may include an intraocular lens insertion cartridge body having a distal end and a proximal end and configured to receive an intraocular lens for insertion into a patient's eye through an incision; the intraocular lens insertion cartridge... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20110295265 - Delivery system having stent retention structure: A drainage stent delivery system including an elongate shaft of a medical device, a drainage catheter or stent, and an engagement member, such as a distensible member or a compressible member, for selectively coupling the stent to the elongate shaft. The engagement member is positioned between the inner surface of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110295266 - Extraction device: Extraction devices adapted to grasp, hold and move a variety of biological materials. The extraction devices include a sheath with an interior passage and legs slidably received within the passage of the sheath. The legs are adapted to move outwardly away from each other when deployed from the sheath to... Agent: Endomedical Concepts, Inc.
20110295271 - Apparatus for supporting an adjustable surgical platform: In one aspect, an apparatus for supporting an adjustable surgical platform is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a supporting platform portion with a body portion that defines bore along a central axis. Arm portions with engaging means extend radially from the supporting platform portion. The apparatus also includes... Agent: Vanderbilt University
20110295269 - Robotically-controlled motorized surgical instrument: A surgical cutting and fastening instrument that is motorized and configured for operation in connection with a robotic system. The instrument comprises in one embodiment a charge accumulator device, separate from a battery, that provides additional power to the motor under certain conditions. In addition, the motor may comprise multiple... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110295270 - Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor: A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110295268 - System and method for automated master input scaling: Embodiments are described for automating aspects of minimally invasive therapeutic treatment of patients. A robotic medical instrument system, comprising an elongate instrument having proximal and distal ends; a controller configured to selectively actuate one or more motors operably coupled to the instrument to thereby selectively move the instrument; a master... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110295267 - System and method for automated tissue structure traversal: Systems and methods are described for automating aspects of minimally invasive therapeutic treatment of patients. A robotic tissue structure traversal system may comprise a controller including a master input device, an electromechanically controlled elongate instrument having a proximal interface portion and a distal portion, the proximal interface portion being configured... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20110295273 - Device for applying liquid skincare products in combination with vacuum and abrasion: A liquid delivery wand includes a centrally located fluid storage chamber. An absorbent pad is located within the working end of the wand for applying the treatment liquid to the skin while a vacuum is applied to the skin through an abrasive coated treatment tip. Coaxial, cylindrical tubes with flow... Agent:
20110295272 - Radial deployment surgical tool: A radial deployment surgical tool having an inner shaft, an outer shaft and a function head. The radial deployment surgical tool is adapted for performing surgical procedures within narrow regions within a patient.... Agent: Zyga Technology, Inc.
20110295274 - Hair removal apparatus and method: A hair removal apparatus and method is presented. The hair removal apparatus can have a pair of tension units and at least one hair removal line. In one aspect, each of the tension units can have a first arm and a second arm that is moveable in relation to the... Agent:
20110295275 - Hair removal apparatus and method: A hair removal apparatus and method is presented. The hair removal apparatus can have a pair of tension units and at least one hair removal line. In one aspect, each of the tension units can have a first arm and a second arm that is moveable in relation to the... Agent:
20110295276 - System and method for intervertebral disc bulge reduction: A system and method for treating a bulge in an intervertebral disc annulus fibrosus adjacent to a vertebral body of a patient's spine using a repair device including a suture element, a patch element and a bone anchor. A bore is formed through a portion of the vertebral body, including... Agent: Anulex Technologies, Inc.
20110295277 - Handheld safety suturing device: Needle-stick injuries are associated with considerable risk of morbidity for healthcare workers and patients. The present invention of a handheld surgical suturing device allows for visualization of surgical field and better control of the suture needle with possible one-hand operation The device also provides active safety features that protect the... Agent: Tufts Medical Center, Inc.
20110295278 - Suturing instrument: An apparatus and a method for surgical suturing with thread management. An apparatus for tissue suturing comprising a cartridge having a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis; a pusher assembly comprising a cartridge holder having a needle... Agent: Endoevolution, LLC
20110295279 - Method and apparatus for passing a suture: A suture passing instrument includes an operation handle, a cannulated needle member, a suture pusher, and a guide tube. The handle has an actuator movable between first and second positions. The needle member extends from the operation handle. The needle member has a curved end portion. The needle member has... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20110295280 - Auxiliary device for a puncture needle: An auxiliary device for a puncture needle allowing an easier manipulation of puncture needles as well as being capable of improving the suture stability. The auxiliary device for a puncture needle comprises a plate-shaped auxiliary device main body on the surface of which parallel guide grooves were formed, and a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110295284 - surgical mesh and method of manufacture: The present invention provides a surgical mesh device (110) suitable for use in reinforcing or supplementing damaged ligaments while healing takes place or for use in conjunction with autolgous grafts for reconstructing torn ligaments. The surgical mesh includes a non-load bearing radiopaque marker (120, 122) enabling in situ imaging of... Agent: Mandaco 569 Limited
20110295282 - Fastener and drive method for soft tissue repair: A surgical fastener for delivering into body tissue during a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical fastener includes a continuous helical coil having a proximal end and a distal end. The continuous helical coil has a cross-section with at least five sides. A first helical coil section is located at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110295281 - Medical gripping device: In a background-art medical gripping device, when a wall surface of an in vivo tissue has a large tear, a side portion of the tear can be gripped by the gripping device, but the other side portion opposed to the side portion cannot be gripped simultaneously. Therefore, to close the... Agent:
20110295283 - Soft tissue repair prosthesis, expandable device, and method of soft tissue repair: A hernia repair device is provided which may include a soft tissue repair prosthesis and an expandable device configured to be removably connected with the soft tissue repair prosthesis. When expanded, the expandable device may be configured to position the soft tissue repair prosthesis adjacent a hernia defect. The soft... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20110295287 - Actuation system for an anastomosis device: An anastomosis device including an actuation system adapted to control the deployment of the anastomosis device. The anastomosis device includes a watertight barrier for preventing bodily fluids from traversing an actuation wire lumen containing a plurality of actuation wires. The anastomosis device can include a lockout system on a mechanical... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20110295285 - Methods and apparatus for magnet-induced compression anastomosis between adjacent organs: Methods and apparatus for creating an anastomosis or fistula between the gallbladder and an adjacent organ are disclosed. First, a parent magnet, typically a permanent magnet, is deployed in the stomach, small intestine, or another organ adjacent to the gallbladder, and a mating daughter material is deployed in the gallbladder... Agent: Boston Endoscopic Engineering Corporation
20110295286 - Methods and devices for regulating the activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach: Methods and devices regulate the activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach in order to treat weight disorders, to promote learning and memory functions, to treat stress-induced depression, and to control sleep duration. In one embodiment, a method for regulating activation of ghrelin hormones within a stomach comprises a means... Agent:
20110295288 - Surgical device for the temporary protection of anastomosis: A surgical device (1) for temporary protection of an anastomosis (5) in the colon (12, 13, 14), the rectum (11), or the anal passage (10), including: a) a semi-rigid hollow longitudinal temporary anchor element (2), a first wall of which includes a substantially cylindrical main portion (2a) with a substantially... Agent:
20110295289 - Microsurgery clamp, in particular microincision capsulorhexis clamp: Microsurgery clamp, particularly a microincision capsulorhexis clamp, having a proximal handling portion or handle including two branches or arms interconnected at one of the ends thereof, so as to be suitable for being approached or separated elastically, and a distal clamping portion having two narrow and thin clamping blades connected... Agent:
20110295291 - Novel vascular clamp: The present invention relates to vascular clamps, in particular, a clamp designed to clamp a vein or artery such as an umbilical vascular, without severing the vasculature.... Agent:
20110295290 - Surgical hemostatic clip including work-hardened, movement-inhibiting structure and method of manufacturing same: A surgical clip includes a clip body defining opposed, first and second leg portions. Each of the first and second leg portions includes a distal end region and a proximal end region, with the proximal end regions connected at an apex to form a bail portion. The surgical clip also... Agent:
20110295292 - Vibration dampening ophthalmic pneumatic surgical instrument: An ophthalmic pneumatic surgical instrument 10 includes a housing 12, a tissue manipulating structure 14, a pneumatic driver 34, and a pneumatic power port 20. The pneumatic driver 34 is contained within the housing 12 for driving the tissue manipulating structure 14. The pneumatic power port 20 is formed in... Agent:
20110295293 - Feedback control of on/off pneumatic actuators: A surgical system having feedback control for pneumatic actuators includes a pneumatic pressure source and a vitrectomy cutter having a cutting mechanism, a first pneumatic input port, and a second pneumatic input port. A pneumatic actuator is configured to direct pneumatic pressure to one of the first and second pneumatic... Agent:
20110295294 - Ultrasonic tip for minimally invasive crown lengthening: An ultrasonic tip for minimally invasive crown lengthening, the tip includes a distal end having an external side having a serrated and/or a diamond and/or a rough surface or edge, which extends outward to a cutting edge, and an internal side having a polished area ending in a soft angle... Agent: Universidad De Concepcion
20110295295 - Robotically-controlled surgical instrument having recording capabilities: A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an end effector that comprises a staple channel and an anvil that is movably translatable relative to the staple channel. A tool mounting portion is configured to interface with a robotic system and operably communicate with the end effector. The instrument further includes... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20110295296 - Variable drive vitrectomy cutter: A vitrectomy probe having a variable duty cycle cutting mechanism is disclosed. The probe includes a motor and a cam driver rotationally driven by the motor. The cam driver has a non-planar driver surface having surface features that vary at different radii. A follower mechanism is arranged to selectively interface... Agent:
20110295297 - Dice cutting surgical instrument: Surgical punch tools remove a waste portion of tissue from a main portion and subdivide the waste portion into two or more smaller debris portions. The tools may also grasp the waste portion or eject the debris from the tool.... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation
20110295299 - Gastric volume filling construct: The technology described herein provides methods for addressing obesity by introducing a device into the stomach. Embodiments of a device for treating obesity may comprise a shaped membrane construct that contains a swellable material. The construct may be contained within a capsule which is ingested by a patient. When the... Agent:
20110295298 - Method of producing a medical implantable device and medical implantable device: A method for producing a connection between two components of a medical implant which preferably are composed of different materials which cannot be welded to one another is described. Furthermore, a medical implant which is produced according to the method is described. Moreover, the medical implant comprises an connection interface... Agent: Occlutech Holding Ag
20110295300 - Intragastric treatment assembly: This invention relates to an assembly comprising an intragastric balloon (101) and inflation needle (125), said balloon comprising a flexible pouch (102) that is airtight and impermeable to food liquids or physiological fluids, as well as an inflating valve (111) made of elastomer, one end of which (112) is accessible... Agent:
20110295301 - Catheter system and method for occluding a body vessel: Some embodiments of a balloon catheter device for introduction into a body vessel, in particular the coronary sinus, can include a catheter shaft which carries an inflatable balloon on its distal portion and in which a plurality of different lumens are formed. In particular embodiments, a system for treating heart... Agent: Miracor Medical Systems Gmbh
20110295302 - Treating heart tissue: Some systems and methods for treating heart tissue may include instruments for intermittently occluding the coronary sinus using a coronary sinus occlusion catheter device. In some embodiments, the coronary sinus occlusion catheter can be used before or during a coronary intervention procedure in which a blockage in a heart is... Agent: Miracor Medical Systems Gmbh
20110295305 - Blood clot removal device: A blood clot removal device (1), comprising a capture member (2) having a tubular body (3) of prevailing longitudinal extension and provided with a lumen (10) extending longitudinally in said tubular body (3), at least one proximal portion (4), at least one distal portion (5), an apical end (6) of... Agent:
20110295306 - Blood filter retrieval devices and methods: Devices for retrieving intravascular blood filters can include sheaths into which the devices can be received. Some devices can include catches by which the filters can be manipulated to facilitate introduction of the filters into the sheaths. Some devices can include tapered regions that can align the sheaths with other... Agent:
20110295303 - Embolization device: In an embolization device (1) with a main body (3) and with at least one thrombogenic fibre (2), which main body can be converted from an elongate primary shape to a secondary shape, the at least one thrombogenic fibre (2) is arranged in a configuration wound around the main body.... Agent:
20110295307 - Expandable retrieval device: A device for retrieving an intravascular device from a body lumen is disclosed. A retrieval device in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a braided member coupled to an elongated shaft member. The braided member may include a number of filaments defining a radially expandable inner... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20110295308 - Laser-cut clot puller: A device for removing blood clots and methods of making and using the same. The clot pulling device may include a first spine, a second spine disposed parallel to the first spine, and a basket disposed between and coupled to the spines. In addition, a pushing member may be coupled... Agent: Stryker Corporation
20110295304 - Temporary embolic protection device and medical procedure for delivery thereof: An embolic protection device and medical procedure for positioning the device in the aortic arch is disclosed. The device and method effectively prevent material from entering with blood flow into side branch vessels of the aortic arch. The device is a collapsible embolic protection device devised for temporary transvascular delivery... Agent:
20110295309 - Combination belt buckle and tourniquet: A combination belt buckle and tourniquet includes a main body, a cover and a cover axle on which the main body and the cover are mounted so as to be rotatable relative to each other. When the combination is used as a tourniquet, webbing is fed between the main body... Agent: Kelly Allen Sullivan
20110295310 - Styptic device: A styptic device (10) for substantially hemostatically sealing a percutaneous puncture (12) in a blood vessel (14) of a patient (11), the styptic device (10) comprising: a base (16); a main compression element (18) extending from the base (16), the main compression element (18) defining a main compression surface (24)... Agent:
20110295311 - Neck enhancement device: Neck enhancement device with a pair of flexible rectangular adhesive strips, a flexible filament and a filament retaining device. A plurality vertically aligned apertures are located near the end of each strip. The first and second adhesive members are placed next to each other in a mirror-like fashion. The filament... Agent:
20110295312 - Nasal dilator with means to direct resilient properties: A nasal dilator comprises a laminate of vertical layers each consisting of one or more members or components. The laminated layers form a unitary, or single body, truss featuring horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages and to traverse the bridge of a... Agent:
20110295313 - Accurate jaw closure force in a catheter based instrument: A surgical instrument includes a housing, an end effector and an elongated shaft extending therebetween. The end effector is movable between open and closed configurations. The elongated shaft includes a distal portion that is movable between aligned and articulated configurations. The surgical instrument further includes a driving assembly that induces... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20110295314 - Medical gripping tool: A medical gripping tool includes a synthetic body and a metallic layer on a surface of the synthetic body, whereby the synthetic body is configured to be elastically reshaped in its expected application. According to the invention, the gripping tool is configured so that the metallic layer is structurally reshaped... Agent:
20110295315 - System and method for releasably holding a surgical instrument: The invention is directed to a system and method for releasably holding a surgical instrument (14), such as an endoscopic instrument configured for delivery through a small percutaneous penetration in a patient. The instrument comprises an elongate shaft (100) with a pair of mounting pins (116) laterally extending from the... Agent: Sri International.
20110295316 - System and method for vessel access closure: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths... Agent: Promed, Inc.
20110295317 - Restraint system for a spinal decompression table: A spinal decompression table includes a table frame, a back support portion attached to the table frame and defining a longitudinal direction, at least one pair of arms coupled with and extending from the back support portion. When in a release position, the at least one pair of arms is... Agent:
20110295318 - Methods and systems for laterally stabilized constraint of spinous processes: A spinal implant for limiting flexion of the spine includes a tether structure for encircling adjacent spinal processes. Usually, a pair of compliance members will be provided as part of the tether structure for elastically limiting flexion while permitting an extension. A cross-member is provided between the compliance member or... Agent: Simpirica Spine, Inc.
20110295319 - Dynamic pedicle screw: A bone screw, such as a pedicle screw, comprises en elongate structure having a head, an anchoring portion or tip distal from the head, and an open, helical body extending there-between. In one embodiment, the invention provides a screw having an anchoring portion, which engages bone and which includes a... Agent: Kinetic Spine Technologies Inc.
20110295320 - Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection: A dynamic fixation medical implant for attachment to at least two bone anchors includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having first and second rigid sections, at least one section having a convex or frusto-conical surface held in spaced relation with the other section by an elastic spacer. The spacer may... Agent:
20110295323 - Facet replacement/spacing and flexible spinal stabilization: The present invention is related to spinal stabilization devices. More particularly, this invention relates to devices for addressing back pain originating in the facet joints and the spinous processes of the vertebrae. One embodiment of the present invention includes a substantially T-shaped facet implant for insertion between the facets of... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
20110295322 - Methods and systems for increasing the bending stiffness and constraining the spreading of a spinal segment: A system for restricting spinal flexion includes superior and inferior tether structures joined by a pair of compliance members. Compliance members comprise tension members which apply a relatively low elastic tension on the tether structures. By placing the tether structures on or over adjacent spinous processes, flexion of a spinal... Agent: Simpirica Spine, Inc.
20110295321 - Methods for correction of spinal deformities: A method of treating a spinal column shape deformation includes fixing at least two fixation screw assemblies to respective vertebrae, sliding a rod between the arm extensions on each of the fixation screw assemblies, swinging the channels of the screw assemblies relative to the fixation screws so that the channels... Agent:
20110295324 - Tabbed compression plate and method of use: An orthopedic fixation system includes a compression plate member, a lag screw member, and a plurality of threaded screw members for applying compression across a fracture site. The compression plate member has a generally planar body, an upper surface, and bone contacting surface. The planar body includes a plurality of... Agent:
20110295325 - Bone plate: A bone plate includes an upper surface, a bone contacting surface, and at least one hole extending through the upper and bone contacting surfaces. The bone plate defines a longitudinal axis. The at least one hole defines a central axis and is elongated in a direction substantially aligned with the... Agent:
20110295326 - Bone plate with pre-assembled drill guide tips: Removable drill guide tips are pre-assembled into threaded holes of a bone plate. The tips may be used with an extension to together function as a conventional drill guide. After drilling, the extension or another tool is used to remove the tips from the plate. According to another use, the... Agent:Previous industry: Surgery
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