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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/12Below 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. 04/26/2012 > 55 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120101482 - Catheter patch applicator assembly: In accordance with aspects of the present invention, an applicator assembly suitable for application of a catheter patch with one hand comprises an upper arm with a proximal end and a distal portion, a lower arm with a proximal end and a distal portion, and a hinge member fixedly joining... Agent: Carefusion 2200, Inc.,
20120101483 - Medical instrument: The invention relates to a medical instrument comprising an elongated element, which is preferably configured for transoral placement in a stomach, and an end effector (100) arranged at one end of the elongated element, wherein the end effector (100) can be operated by means of a hydraulic operating mechanism (1),... Agent:
20120101484 - Surgical jaw instrument having a slide system: A surgical jaw instrument having two jaw pieces mounted at the distal end section of a shaft for relative reciprocal displacement, whereby at each displaced jaw piece a sliding rod is fastened at an incline to the axis of the shaft, to which a displaceable sliding element can be connected... Agent: Olympus Winter & Ibe Gmbh
20120101485 - Balloon catheter with deformable fluid delivery conduit: A medical device, including an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion; a shaft at least partially disposed within the elongate body; an expandable element at the distal portion of the elongate body; and a fluid delivery conduit defining a deflectable segment movably coupled to the shaft,... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp
20120101486 - Thermal cautery surgical forceps: A portable, thermal cauterizing forceps device for use in surgery. The device incorporates a pair of ceramic heater elements mounted within the tips of the tines of a forceps. The forceps is used to grasp tissue or blood vessels and apply heat to effect cauterization. The forceps instrument can incorporate... Agent:
20120101489 - Electrosurgical cutting devices: A cutting device for tissue separation includes a cutting edge using electrical energy such as RF power that is coupled to, but thermally insulated from, a catheter in an elongated medical device. Thermal insulation between a ring-type cutting device and the catheter is provided by a gap, slots within the... Agent:
20120101487 - Microwave spacers and methods of use: Disclosed is a spacer, configured to position microwave energy delivery devices, including a housing, with a housing body and a compression body, and at least one compression mechanism. The housing body forms a housing body cavity and a plurality of housing device apertures. The compression body forms a plurality of... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20120101490 - Renal nerve ablation using conductive fluid jet and rf energy: An ablation catheter is dimensioned for advancement through a vessel of the body. The catheter includes a lumen configured to receive a pressurized electrically conductive fluid. A nozzle is fluidly coupled to the distal end of the pressurizable lumen and configured to direct a jet of the pressurized conductive fluid... Agent:
20120101492 - Surgical antenna structure: A surgical spatula has a planar transmission line for carrying microwave energy formed from a sheet of a first dielectric material which has first and second conductive layers on opposite sides thereof. The surgical spatula also has a coaxial cable for delivering microwave energy to the planar transmission line. The... Agent: Creo Medical Limited
20120101488 - Surgical instrument with magnetic clamping force: A surgical instrument comprising an end effector, the end effector comprising first and second opposing jaw members, wherein at least one of the first and second jaw members are moveable such that the first and second jaw members are transitionable between open and closed positions. The first jaw member may... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120101491 - Thermocouple measurement system: A thermocouple measuring circuit for sensing a temperature at a measuring point is provided. The thermocouple measurement circuit (12) includes a thermocouple input for sensing a temperature at a measuring point, a compensation circuit (14) for compensating thermocouple effects of junctions of the thermocouple, and an instrumentation amplifier (16) for... Agent: Covidien Ag
20120101493 - Surgical treatment apparatus: A surgical treatment apparatus includes a receptacle which is configured to abut onto a treatment section so that a predetermined clearance is formed between an electrode section and the treatment section when a grip member is closed relative to the treatment section. The surgical treatment apparatus includes a regulating section... Agent:
20120101494 - Electrosurgical system with device specific operational parameters: Electrosurgical systems and methods include a generator which is operable to connect to an electrosurgical device and to identify the electrosurgical device. The generator automatically determines at least one device specific operational parameter for carrying out the electrosurgical procedure. In an exemplary embodiment, a generator includes a fluid pump and... Agent:
20120101495 - Ergonomic handpiece for laparoscopic and open surgery: A surgical tool having an elongate shaft, with a directional operative element at its distal end, is provided with a mechanism to rotate the shaft and the operative element about a longitudinal axis shaft. This allows the operative element to be aligned with an element of tissue without excessive hand... Agent: Sra Developments Limited
20120101496 - Fluid-assisted medical devices, systems and methods: An electrosurgical device includes a first electrode tip connected to a first shaft and spaced from a second electrode tip connected to a second shaft. The first electrode tip serves as a first pole, and the second electrode tip serves as a second pole, of a bipolar electrode configuration. A... Agent: Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc.
20120101497 - Surgical pencil enabling suction: Described herein generally are surgical pencils which define a channel to enable suctioning of materials and methods of operating the surgical pencils. In one example embodiment, the surgical pencils perform cutting and coagulation. In one example embodiment, the surgical pencils include a lighting device.... Agent:
20120101498 - Systems and methods for endometrial ablation: Methods, systems and devices for endometrial ablation. In accordance with a method, a working end of an RF ablation device is positioned in a patient uterus to contact endometrial tissue, the working end comprising a dielectric wall capable of non-expanded and expanded shapes for expanding an energy-delivery surface against the... Agent: Minerva Surgical, Inc.
20120101499 - Ablation instrument: A medical instrument is provided for a ablating tissue. The medical instrument has an inner bipolar electrode and an outer bipolar electrode. The inner and outer electrodes are separated by an insulation layer. The inner and outer electrodes form a loop that may be rotated around a tumor to ablate... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20120101500 - Anastomosis ring and anastomosis ring arrangement: The invention relates to an anastomosis ring and to an anastomosis ring assembly for connecting hollow organs made from human or animal tissue. The anastomosis ring includes a first support ring and a second support ring, which can be coupled with the first support ring for fixating the tissue, so... Agent: Celon Ag Medical Instruments
20120101501 - Endoscopic high-frequency hemostatic forceps: A hemostatic forceps (20) includes a pair of forceps elements (forceps cups (1)) constituted of a conductive metal and configured to serve as high-frequency electrodes and configured to be able to change into a state where front portions of the pair of forceps cups (1) are open, and a state... Agent: Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
20120101502 - Fixation and alignment device and method used in orthopaedic surgery: Surgical anchoring systems and methods are employed for the correction of bone deformities. The anchoring system and its associated instrument may be suitable for surgical repair of hallux valgus, tarsometatarsal sprains, ankle ligament reconstruction, spring ligament repair, knee ligament reinforcement, acromioclavicular sprains, coracoclavicular sprains, elbow ligament repair, wrist and hand... Agent: Proactive Orthopedic, LLC
20120101535 - Bone repair putty: A bone repair material is described that is of putty-like consistency, particularly useful for repairing dental bony defects such as those caused by bone loss resulting from moderate or severe periodontitis, augmenting of bony defects of the alveolar ridge, filling tooth extraction sites, or sinus elevation grafting. The repair material... Agent:
20120101536 - Surgical instrument: A bone plate fixing device comprises a first bone contacting element with a rod-shaped connecting member and a second bone contacting element displaceable on the connecting member. The connecting member has a first portion with a first diameter and a second portion comprising a protruding projection, the protruding projection being... Agent: Aesculap Ag & Co. Kg
20120101503 - Surgical tools for arthroplasty: 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.
20120101504 - Flexible attachment for an extramedullary surgical instrument: An extramedullary cut guide alignment assembly allows various adjustments to the cut guide without introducing bending stresses in the rest of the assembly. More particularly, the angular orientation of the cut guide with respect to the tibia may be freely changed during use, while maintaining the angular orientation of the... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20120101505 - Patellar resection instrument with variable depth guide: A patellar resection instrument has an integral depth adjustment assembly that is easily, intuitively, and intra-operatively adjustable between a plurality of discrete positions. Each position corresponds to a particular, known depth of resection, and this depth may optionally be inscribed on the depth adjustment knob for easy visual selection and/or... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20120101506 - Tissue retractor apparatus and methods of use: Apparatus and methods of use for a tissue retractor having a first retractor with a first main frame with a first distal blade and a second retractor having a second main frame with a second distal blade, the first distal blade and second distal blade being configured to engage each... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20120101507 - Anvil placement system: Disclosed are versions of an anvil placement rod for use in bariatric surgical procedures and a split sheath catheter used to facilitate insertion of an anvil and circular stapler into a body cavity.... Agent:
20120101508 - Method and device for controlling/compensating movement of surgical robot: A movement compensating device of a surgical robot in which a surgical operation processing unit mounted with a surgical instrument is coupled to one end of a body section includes: an image information creating unit that creates image information corresponding to an image signal supplied from a camera unit; a... Agent:
20120101509 - Surgical ring with assembled construction: A surgical ring is suitable for implantation in a human or animal body and to surround a biological organ forming a bag in order to modify the flow area thereof. The ring comprises a hose having an inner surface intended for engaging with the biological organ in order to modify... Agent: Compagnie Europeenne D'etude Et De Recherche De Dispositifs Pour L'implantation Par Laparoscopie
20120101511 - Medical apparatus for dissociation of epidural adhesion and diminution of stenosis of intervertebral foramen: Provided is a medical apparatus which may be used for a patient with low back pain according to epidural adhesion and stenosis of the intervertebral foramen. The medical apparatus includes an insertion tube in which a balloon part, a movable end, and the like are selectively installed in order to... Agent:
20120101510 - Systems and methods for removing obstructive matter from body lumens and treating vascular defects: Systems and methods for removing obstructions from, delivering implantable devices or substances in or near and/or restoring flow through body lumens, such as blood vessel lumens. A catheter having a proximal portion of a first diameter and a distal portion of a second diameter (smaller than the first diameter) is... Agent: Reverse Medical Corporation
20120101512 - Debridement hand tool: The disclosed embodiments include tools for aiding a user in debriding necrotic tissue. For example, in one embodiment, a debridement tool is disclosed that includes a housing having an interior space. A motor and a power source are disposed within the interior space of the housing. The power source is... Agent:
20120101513 - Method and apparatus for removing material from an intervertebral disc space and preparing end plates: Instrument and method for removing material from an intervertebral disc. The instrument includes outer and inner tubular members. The outer tubular member defines a passage and a cutting window. The inner tubular member is coaxially disposed within the passage, and defines a central lumen and a cutting tip. The cutting... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
20120101514 - Method and device for acoustic sealing and occlusion effect mitigation: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a system configured to occlude an ear canal. The system comprises a support structure, an expandable device, a housing, a resilient reservoir, and a threaded device. Resilient reservoir resides within housing and is filled with a medium. The threaded device couples to... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc
20120101515 - Pressure induced color change for balloon catheter chassis: A balloon catheter has a visual indicator to indicate when a maximum pressure has been reached or exceeded for forensic purposes after a catheter has failed. The visual indicator can be mechanical, such as a physical member that stretches or discolors upon yielding. Or the visual indicator can be the... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20120101516 - Dorsal forearm plate: Dorsal forearm plate having a three-dimensional concave shape adapted to the shape of the dorsal forearm such that the dorsal forearm may rest on the forearm plate, the dorsal forearm plate has an essentially rectangular extension having opposing long sides and opposing short sides and has a substantially rigid unitary... Agent:
20120101517 - Acupressure massage pillow: The present invention relates to an acupressure massage pillow including: a body having a space portion formed thereinto and a plurality of first through-holes formed on the center of the top surface thereof to correspond to the acupressure points on a rear head section; a first massage plate disposed in... Agent:
20120101518 - Depond clamp: A first embodiment can be a clamp for gripping viscera comprising a pair of arms, each arm including a proximal handle and a distal tissue engaging member, pivot means interconnecting said arms, and a locking means carried by each arm interengaging when said members are in clamping engagement, and one... Agent: West Virginia University
20120101519 - Porous vascular closure plug with starch powder: The disclosure provides a composite plug for vascular closure including a hemostatic material, and a method of manufacturing the composite plug including a hemostatic material. The composite plug may comprise one or more materials having varying porosity, density, or composition, and may include a powdered hemostatic material.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120101520 - Vascular plug having composite construction: This invention relates to apparatus and methods used to seal a vascular puncture site, particularly sites of punctures that are the result of catheterization or other interventional procedures. The sealing device includes a sealing member and a tether. The sealing member occupies a space in an incision, puncture, or other... Agent: Cordis Corporation
20120101521 - Endovascular suture staple: “ENDOVASCULAR SUTURE STAPLE”, a component utilized for fastening a medical device to the wall of a blood vessel or inside a hollow body organ, may be specifically utilized for fastening vascular grafts on vessel walls, by means of endovascular sutures, comprised of a straight segment with its end trimmed to... Agent: Biokyra Pesquisa E Desenvolvimento Ltda
20120101523 - High-strength suture: A surgical suture is made of an elongate, hollow braid of high strength fibers. The braid defines an elongate, longitudinally-extending, central chamber that is open and without any core material extending therein so that, when a surgeon's knot is tied with the suture, the cross-sectional shape of the braid collapses... Agent: Teleflex Medical Incorporated
20120101522 - Length of self-retaining suture and method and device for using the same: A method and device for anchoring a length of self-retaining suture. The method of anchoring includes providing for an assembly having a length of self-retaining suture and a suture insertion device. The length of suture includes at least a portion of the length having a plurality of retainers thereon extending... Agent: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20120101525 - Fibrous containment for hemostasis plug: A device for sealing an opening in a vessel includes an anchor attached to a suture. The anchor is inserted through the opening into the vessel, and the suture pulls the anchor against the vessel wall, forming a seal. A plug is inserted over the suture and is axially compressed... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120101524 - Surgical suture system: A surgical suture system for tissue repair and reattachment of torn tissue to a tissue substrate, medical prosthesis or medical implant. The system includes an elongated flexible suture member having a plurality of longitudinally spaced protuberances along a length thereof and a plurality of tissue engaging members each including two... Agent:
20120101526 - Surgical suture system: A surgical suture system, suture, and tissue engaging member for tissue repair and reattachment of torn tissue to a tissue substrate, medical prosthesis or medical implant. The system includes the elongated flexible suture member having a plurality of longitudinally spaced protuberances along a length thereof and one or a plurality... Agent:
20120101527 - Smart device for non-invasive skeletal adjustment: This invention is an implantable device and system that allows post-operative, non-invasive adjustment of members of the skeletal system. It includes extension-resisting members and a compression-resisting member that connect members of the skeletal system. Post-operative, non-invasive adjustment of the tensions, lengths, widths, and/or torsions of the extension-resisting members changes the... Agent:
20120101528 - Spinous process implant and method of fixation: A spinous process fixation assembly and method for securing adjacent spinous processes. The assembly includes one or more lateral plates engageable with one or more insertion plates, respectively. The one or more lateral plates may include a material collection zone for insertion of biologic material prior to implantation. One lateral... Agent:
20120101529 - Rod attachement for head to head connector: Exemplary spinal fixation devices, systems, and method are provided for stabilizing vertebrae in a patient's spine. In one exemplary embodiment, methods and devices are provided for coupling one or more bone anchors, such as hooks, screws, etc., and/or one or more spinal fixation elements, such as spinal rods, cables, plates,... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20120101530 - Process for introducing a stabilizing element into a vertebral column: A process for introducing a stabilizing element into a vertebral column, in which the stabilizing element is introduced in such a manner that the stabilizing element connects two adjacent vertebral bodies to one another.... Agent:
20120101531 - Biocompatible material made of stainless steel having a martensitic surface layer: The invention relates to a biocompatible material made of a rust-resistant, alloyed stainless steel which is configured with at least one martensitic surface layer which is formed by a heat treatment with nitrogen case hardening and subsequent cooling. The surface layer, orthogonally to the surface into the sample interior, displaying... Agent:
20120101532 - Bone screw: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two... Agent: Biedermann Motech Gmbh
20120101533 - Polyaxial bone screw with lateral connector: A polyaxial screw body includes a side wall defining a lumen having a first end and a second end. An opening disposed at the first end of the lumen, includes an interior surface disposed in the side wall thereabout. The interior surface is adapted to accommodate a head portion of... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20120101534 - Bone screw for orthopedic apparatus: A bone screw deforms on the same order as the bone, thus providing substantially uniform loading along an entire length of the thread of the bone screw. The bone screw evenly distributes stress by matching the effective cross-sectional area of the bone screw times its modulus of elasticity with the... Agent:04/19/2012 > 70 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120095450 - Elongated and retractable sterile marker apparatus: An elongated and retractable sterile marker apparatus includes a handle assembly, an elongated marker operating assembly a top portion of which is connected to the handle assembly, and a sterile marker assembly which is connected to a bottom portion of the elongated marker operating assembly. Preferably, the sterile marker assembly... Agent:
20120095449 - Methods and devices for guiding and supporting surgical instruments: Methods and devices are provided for allowing a surgical instrument to be supported by a surgical support system configured to controllably guide the instrument to a desired position at surgical site. A surgical support system is provided that includes a guide port defining a pivot point about which a surgical... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120095451 - Tool with articulation lock: The invention provides surgical or diagnostic tools and associated methods that offer user control for operating remotely within regions of the body. These tools include a proximally-located actuator for the operation of a distal end effector, as well as proximally-located actuators for articulational and rotational movements of the end effector.... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20120095452 - Interstitial energy treatment probe holders: An interstitial laser energy treatment apparatus having co-acting movable probe holders which facilitate positioning of a laser probe and thermal probe in different positions relative to a tissue mass such as the tumor to be treated and relative to each other to facilitate treating tissue masses based on the exact... Agent: Novian Health, Inc.
20120095456 - Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has a pair of pivotable juxtaposed jaw members and a locking mechanism operatively associated with a second of the jaw members. The locking mechanism has a first position engaged with the second jaw member for preventing movement of the second jaw member between an axially aligned... Agent: Covidien Ag
20120095453 - Electrosurgical wand and related method and system: An electrosurgical wand. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are electrosurgical wands including an elongate housing that defines a handle end and a distal end, a first discharge aperture on the distal end of the elongate housing, a first active electrode of conductive material disposed on the distal end... Agent:
20120095454 - Electrosurgical wand and related method and system: Electrosurgical wand. At least some of the illustrative embodiment are electrosurgical wands including: an elongate housing that defines a handle end and a distal end; an aspiration aperture on the distal end of the elongate housing the aspiration aperture fluidly coupled to a first fluid conduit, the first fluid conduit... Agent:
20120095455 - Photochemical tissue bonding: Photochemical tissue bonding methods include the application of a photosensitizer to a tissue, e.g., cornea, followed by irradiation with electromagnetic energy to produce a tissue seal. The methods are useful for wound repair, or other tissue repair.... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20120095457 - Connection of a bipolar electrosurgical hand piece to a monopolar output of an electrosurgical generator: A method and apparatus for operatively connecting a bipolar electrosurgical hand piece to a monopolar output of an electrosurgical unit wherein active components simulate expected impedance characteristics of monopolar return electrodes connected to a patient.... Agent: Nuortho Surgical Inc.
20120095459 - System and method for electrically ablating tissue of a patient: System for electrically ablating tissue of a patient through a plurality of electrodes includes a memory, a processor and a treatment control module stored in the memory and executable by the processor. The treatment control module generates an estimated treatment region based on the number of electrical pulses to be... Agent:
20120095458 - Tissue modification devices and methods of using the same: Tissue modification devices are provided. Aspects of the devices include an elongated member having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the elongated member is dimensioned to pass through a minimally invasive body opening and includes a distal end integrated visualization sensor and tissue modifier. In... Agent:
20120095461 - Power generating and control apparatus for the treatment of tissue: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for the generation and control of energy delivery in a dosage to elicit a therapeutic response in diseased tissue. A balloon catheter can have electrodes attached to a power generator and controller such that the balloon and electrodes contact tissue during energy treatment. Energy... Agent: Minnow Medical, Inc.
20120095460 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members moveable with respect to one another between an open position and a closed position. A knife channel having a body and a base is defined within each jaw member. A knife assembly includes a knife having a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120095462 - External fixation surgical clamp with swivel: A clamping device for an external fixation system includes a first clamp having an opening for receiving an external fixation element, the first clamp having an axle seat. A first base component includes a concave first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface. The concave first... Agent: Extraortho, Inc.
20120095463 - Fracture fixation systems: Systems for bone fracture repair are disclosed. One system includes a biocompatible putty that may be packed about a bone fracture to provide full loadbearing capabilities within days. The disclosed putties create an osteoconductive scaffold for bone regeneration and degrade over time to harmless resorbable byproducts. Fixation devices for contacting... Agent: Smith & Nephew Inc
20120095464 - Implant plate, method and facility for the manufacture thereof: An implant plate according to the invention serves to stabilize a fracture of an upper-arm head and/or a fracture of a proximal upper arm. It is therefore fitted with at least one raised receiving member (6) for a flexible fastening member (29) on a side, facing away from a bone... Agent:
20120095465 - Implant for correcting skeletal mechanics: Deformities present on the end of a bone, for example the end of the metatarsal bone making up part of the metatarsocuneiform joint, can lead to deformities such as bunions. These deformities are treatable with an implant that comprises a plate with a wedge extending perpendicular from the plate. Following... Agent: Gramedica, Inc
20120095466 - Orthopedic plate assembly for a distal radius having re-contouring features and method for using same: An orthopedic plate assembly for supporting a bone can include a y-shaped first plate and a second plate separate from the first plate. The first plate can be attached to the bone and have a center line. The first plate can include an elongate body attachable to a first portion... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20120095467 - Surgical instruments for cutting elongated elements and methods of use: A surgical instrument for cutting an elongated element. The surgical instrument may have a compact size for use in-situ during a surgical procedure. The surgical instrument is also configured to provide the necessary mechanical advantage to cut the elongated element. The surgical instrument may include first and second arms that... Agent: Wasaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20120095468 - Tissue modification devices and methods: Described herein are devices and methods for cutting tissue in a patient. In some embodiments, a bimanually controlled device may include a tissue modification region; at least two flexible elongate lengths of cable that extend substantially adjacent to each other proximally to distally; a plurality of rungs extending between the... Agent:
20120095471 - Kit for reconditoning femur and ilium bones in preparation for installation of a joint implant: A hip implant assembly including a ball and stem. An annular rim separates the ball from the stem and abuts over an exterior reconditioned surface of the femur upon inserting the stem within an interior femur passageway. A cup shaped support seats the ball in articulating fashion via a ligament... Agent: Linares Medical Devices, LLC
20120095470 - Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone: A method and apparatus for coupling a soft tissue implant into a locking cavity formed within a bone is disclosed. The method includes bringing a bone cutting tool extending along a longitudinal axis into engagement with an outer surface of the bone. The bone cutting tool is rotated about the... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20120095469 - Method and apparatus for harvesting cartilage for treatment of a cartilage defect: A method for treating a cartilage defect can include identifying an area of excessive boney growth on at least one of a femoral head and a femoral neck of a patient where the excessive boney growth area is covered with articular cartilage. A portion of the articular cartilage can be... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20120095472 - Bone resector: A bone resector tool (100) comprises an ultrasonic transducer (8), typically generating longitudinal mode vibrations at around 40 kHz, and having an elongate blade portion (2) mounted thereto. The transducer (8) and blade portion (2) are mounted to a rotatably-drivable converter element (3). Rotation of the converter element (3) produces... Agent: Orthosonics Limited
20120095517 - Double threaded guidance or stiffening wire for multiple use vertebral augmentation (va) balloon: A catheter device that includes a double-threaded guidance wire that allows multiple use of a compliant cavity creation device (i.e., treatment of more than one level). The double-threaded guidance wire may be connected with the luer part of the device and a distal part of the balloon using a threaded... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20120095518 - Bone cement formula and bioresorbable hardened bone cement composites prepared with the same: The present invention provides a bone cement formula having a powder component and a setting liquid component, wherein the powder component includes a calcium sulfate source and a calcium phosphate source with a weight ratio of the calcium sulfate source less than 65%, based on the total weight of the... Agent: National Cheng Kung University
20120095473 - Automatically adjusting patella cutting guide: A patella clamping device has a handle having a first arm and a second arm, the first and second arms each having a first gripping end and a second clamping end. The clamping end of each arm is movable towards the opposite arm by action on the gripping end of... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20120095474 - Spinal surgery distraction with an integrated retractor: A spinal surgery retractor with a slotted keyway for integrating a keyed spinal distractor. This retractor and distractor combination slide together to displace a portion of the intervertebral disk space to restore or maintain intervertebral spacing and facilitate retraction of surrounding soft tissues while disk space surgery is performed. The... Agent:
20120095475 - System and method for removing an implanted catheter from a patient: A method comprising removing a port from a patient through an incision and coupling a rod disposed in a sheath to the end of a catheter. The method also includes sliding the sheath along the rod and catheter into tissue surrounding the catheter in a rotating manner to separate the... Agent:
20120095476 - Obstetrical vacuum extractor with over-traction release: A vacuum extractor for obstetrical use comprises a vacuum cup at one end of an elongated stem having a handle at the opposite end. The vacuum cup is sealed over a portion of the head of the fetus and a vacuum source, usually operating through the stem, connects to the... Agent:
20120095477 - Medical retrieval device with independent rotational means: A medical retrieval device used to remove objects such as urinary and biliary calculi from the body comprising a handle assembly with an independent rotational means, a sheath, and an object entrapping assembly. In preferred embodiments, the handle assembly comprises a longitudinally stationary base portion with a handle base and... Agent:
20120095479 - Endocardial lead removing apparatus: The invention provides an apparatus having a tubular member for receiving an endocardial lead implanted within a patient's body. Disposed generally at a distal end of the tubular member is at least one blade or cutting surface. An adjustment mechanism moves the blade between retracted and extended positions to engage... Agent:
20120095478 - Implantable device and tissue anchor: Another embodiment of the invention is directed to an implantable device (104, 130) comprising a lead body (110, 132) and a tissue anchor (120, 257). In one embodiment, the tissue anchor (120) comprises an anchor body (190) having a needle receptacle (212), a needle (214) removably received within the needle... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20120095480 - Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue: A system and method for delivering a surgical clip to a surgical site within a patient's body to compress body tissue is disclosed. In one embodiment for the system of the present invention, the system includes an endoscopic device that has an endoscope cap disposed on a distal end of... Agent:
20120095481 - Method and apparatus for guiding a suture thread: A suture device is configured to guide a suture thread. The device includes a sleeve that defines an opening, and a plunger to which a suture thread can be attached. The plunger can be inserted into the opening of the sleeve, and movable between a retracted position and an advanced... Agent:
20120095482 - Endoprosthetic textile scaffold: The endoprosthetic textile scaffold (1) according to an embodiment of the invention includes a first weave (10) substantially planar, including a warp (11) oriented in a first direction (D10) and a weft (13) oriented perpendicularly to the first direction, and a second weave (20) substantially planar, including a warp (21)... Agent:
20120095483 - Anchored non-piercing duodenal sleeve and delivery systems: An intragastric implant for obesity treatment is disclosed. The device delays digestion by providing a duodenal sleeve, and may also slows gastric emptying by limiting flow through the pyloric sphincter. The implant includes an elongated axially-compressible duodenal sleeve having a non-tissue-piercing anchor on a proximal end sized to lodge within... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095484 - Articulated gastric implant clip: Intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. The device is passive and does not autonomously change shape, but instead reacts to movement of the stomach to induce satiety. The device includes a series of connected, articulated clips that plicate the stomach wall nondestructively (no puncturing through the gastric wall)... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095485 - Systems and methods for percutaneous occlusion crossing: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for crossing or bypassing total or near total occlusions of vessels through the use of elongate members and specialized catheters that include a piercing catheter, a reentry catheter, a multi-lumen, reentry catheter, and combinations thereof. A piercing catheter comprises a distal tip used... Agent:
20120095486 - Tongue cleaner and method for manufacturing the same: A tongue cleaner in which a gap between a concavely curved surface formed in a cleaner head and a sheet for covering the same is minimized or eliminated, decreasing the likeliness of tongue coating to accumulate therebetween. A head is provided with a first sheet on a face of the... Agent: Shikien Co., Ltd.
20120095488 - Lancet pricking device: There is provided a lancet pricking device which is prevented from being re-used, and also the pricking pathway of the needle thereof is improved. The lancet pricking device comprising a lancet equipped with a pricking needle and a trigger for launching the pricking needle. The trigger comprises a first trigger... Agent:
20120095487 - Pricking aid comprising a lancet ejection means: The invention relates to a blood lancet apparatus with a base member for the arrangement of a plurality of apparatus components. The base member comprises for example a lancet-receiving device for coupling the blood lancet apparatus to a lancet element, at least one spring element for acting upon the lancet-receiving... Agent: Gerresheimer Regensburg Gmbh
20120095490 - Endovascular flexible stapling device: The present invention concerns a flexible stapling device (1). More particularly, this invention concerns a flexible endovascular stapling device (1) for an intravascular procedure such as patent foramen ovate closure, which is designed to avoid open heart surgery by permitting the closure of the defect utilizing a stapling means (26)... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
20120095489 - Expandable device delivery: A device for delivering an expandable member to a luminal structure in a patient is described. In some embodiments, the device has a carrier member, with a carrier lumen extending at least partially therethrough. The device can have an elongate member that extends through the carrier lumen across a first... Agent: Artventive Medical Group, Inc.
20120095491 - Variably flexible insertion device and method for variably flexing an insertion device: A variably flexible insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument and a distal end with a tip for protrusion of the instrument. A device transitions the hollow body between a relatively flexible condition and a relatively stiff condition. Tendons within... Agent:
20120095493 - Elevating stomach stimulation device: The medical systems, apparatuses and uses thereof for treating obesity and/or obesity-related diseases are provided which relate to devices designed to stimulate an internal surface of the stomach such as the cardia. Features of the obesity treatment devices include insertion of said devices transorally and without invasive surgery, without associated... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095494 - Intragastric implants with collapsible frames: Transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods for operation thereof are described which occupy space within a stomach and/or stimulate the stomach wall. The transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods are intended to assist a patient in maintaining a healthy body weight. Features of the devices include insertion transorally... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095497 - Non-inflatable gastric implants and systems: A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The devices may take up volume within the stomach, thus reducing the intake capacity. Additionally, the devices may contact areas within... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095496 - Reactive intragastric implant devices: Transoral three-dimensionally orthogonal intragastric spring systems, devices, methods of operation and manufacture are provided. A transoral three-dimensionally orthogonal intragastric spring system and/or device (and related methods of manufacture and operation) may reduce obesity or weight by stimulating the stomach walls of the patient. The three-dimensionally orthogonal intragastric spring device may... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095495 - Space-filling intragastric implants with fluid flow: A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The devices may take up volume within the stomach, thus reducing the intake capacity. Additionally, the devices may contact areas within... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095492 - Variable size intragastric implant devices: Transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods for operation thereof are described which occupy space within a stomach and/or stimulate the stomach wall. The transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods are intended to assist a patient in maintaining a healthy body weight. Features of the devices include insertion transorally... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095498 - Methods and devices for mechanical space creation at a surgical site: Methods and devices are provided for allowing a surgical instrument to be supported by a surgical support system configured to controllably guide the instrument to a desired position at surgical site. A surgical support system is provided that includes a guide port defining a pivot point about which a surgical... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120095499 - Upper stomach gastric implants: A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The devices may provide slowed entry into the stomach, thus reducing the intake capacity. Additionally, the devices may contact areas within... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120095501 - Coil anchor systems and methods of use: Vessel occlusion method including the steps of positioning a coil anchor in a large diameter blood vessel, wherein the coil anchor includes a radially expandable sidewall, a proximal opening dimensioned to receive an embolic coil, a distal opening, and the coil anchor further comprising at least one coil retaining element... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120095500 - Concentric wire embolism protection device: An embolism protection system is disclosed that provides a first wire having a proximal end, a distal end, and an outer diameter; a second wire having a proximal end, a distal end, an inner lumen, and an outer diameter, the inner lumen sized to accommodate the outer diameter of the... Agent:
20120095502 - Wound closure device: An adjustable wound closure device includes at least one band or strip retaining element provided for attachment in the region of at least one edge of a wound. The retaining element has a multiplicity of hook elements on at least part of at least one of its two faces. The... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20120095503 - Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials: The present disclosure relates to surgical fasteners and more particularly to surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials. According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical fastener for use in combination with a surgical fastener applying apparatus is provided. The surgical fastener includes a pair of legs; a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120095504 - Method for providing surgical access: One embodiment is directed to a method for providing surgical access across a wall of a tissue structure, comprising: measuring a thickness of the wall of the tissue structure at a targeted entry location; and providing a helical needle having a helical needle pitch selected to pull an intercoupled suture... Agent:
20120095506 - Device and method for fixating a suture anchor in hard tissue: A tool for fixating a suture anchor in a hard tissue opening with the aid of a material having thermoplastic properties and energy transmitted to the suture anchor for in situ liquefaction of at least part of the material having thermoplastic properties, includes a distal face, an axial channel and... Agent: Sportwelding Gmbh
20120095507 - Independent suture tensioning and snaring apparatus: In repairing soft tissue with a bone anchoring instrument (such as reattaching a tendon of a torn rotator cuff), the bone anchoring instrument may be used to anchor the soft tissue to a region of bone. The anchors inserted into the underlying bone may have one or more lengths of... Agent:
20120095505 - Method for tensioning a surgical closure: One embodiment is directed to a method for tensioning a suture member that crosses a portion of a wall of a tissue structure, comprising: advancing a distal portion of the suture member across at least a portion of a wall of the tissue structure; advancing a tensioning assembly, through which... Agent:
20120095508 - Portable and hand-held device for pulling thoracic vertebrates of a user upwardly and forwardly into vertical alignment: A portable and hand-held device that generally fits like a vest, and which pulls thoracic vertebrates of a user upwardly and forwardly into vertical alignment. The device includes a continuous loop. The continuous loop is flexible, and has memory so as to allow the continuous loop to stay bent in... Agent:
20120095509 - Lamina implant set: An implant set for insertion into the lamina of a vertebra includes several reinforcing implants, each of which includes a main body with bearing surfaces on the vertebra and a fastening device. The main body has a front surface, a rear surface, and lateral and medial side surfaces, the medial... Agent:
20120095510 - Cross connectors: The present invention may provide various improvements over conventional cross connectors. For example, the present invention may provide various types of Real-X cross connectors, which may have an arch shape X-bridge that curves above the spinal bone segments of the patient. As such, the Real-X cross connectors may be more... Agent:
20120095511 - Cross connectors: The present invention may provide various improvements over conventional cross connectors. For example, the present invention may provide various types of Real-X cross connectors, which may have an arch shape X-bridge that curves above the spinal bone segments of the patient. As such, the Real-X cross connectors may be more... Agent:
20120095512 - Cross connectors: The present invention may provide various improvements over conventional cross connectors. For example, the present invention may provide various types of Real-X cross connectors, which may have an arch shape X-bridge that curves above the spinal bone segments of the patient. As such, the Real-X cross connectors may be more... Agent:
20120095513 - Retaining mechanism: A retaining mechanism for use in affixing a stratum to bone is disclosed. The retaining mechanism comprises a stratum, a shoulder element and a retaining element. The stratum comprises a first surface, a second surface, and at least one hole extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein... Agent: Wasaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20120095514 - Bone plate assembly provided with screw locking mechanisms: One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a bone plate assembly that includes a bone plate, bone screw(s) received in aperture(s) in the bone plate, and screw fixation member(s). The screw fixation member(s) may, alone or in conjunction with the bone plate, fix the bone screw(s) in place... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
20120095515 - Cannulated screw and core assembly: A cannulated screw and core assembly includes a cannulated screw having an elongate shaft with a central bore including internal threads and a recess at a proximal end for receiving a tool for applying torque to the screw; and a complementary core shaped to be threaded into the central bore... Agent:
20120095516 - Distal loading receiver for a polyaxial bone screw and method for implantation thereof: A distal loading receiver for a polyaxial bone screw includes a body member having a circumferential wall defining a bore disposed longitudinally through the body member. A skirt depends from a distal end of the body member. The skirt defines one or more distally opening slots and an abluminal surface... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.04/12/2012 > 67 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120089131 - Hand held surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical end effectors, and methods of use: Adapter assemblies are provided for selectively interconnecting a surgical end effector that is configured to perform at least a pair of functions and a surgical device that is configured to actuate the end effector, wherein the end effector includes a first axially translatable drive member and a second axially translatable... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120089132 - Method and device for non-invasive temperature determination in biological tissue treated with treatment radiation: A method for non-invasive temperature determination in biological tissue treated with treatment radiation wherein a reaction which depends on the treatment temperature is generated and detected. Measurement radiation pulses and pulses of the treatment radiation are applied to the tissue to be treated successively, in particular in an alternating way,... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20120089133 - Ophthalmoscope including therapy beam pulse information storage: An ophthalmoscope includes a therapy beam source configured to apply therapy beam pulses onto an eye and a drive unit configured to store information about the therapy beam pulses applied onto the eye.... Agent: Od-os Gmbh
20120089134 - Contactless photodisruptive laser assisted cataract surgery: Method, apparatus and systems for laser surgery as part of cataract surgery. The implementation thereof includes: A means to perform an anterior or posterior capsulorhexis using a rapid fire sequence of photodisruptive laser pulses, placed to open the capsule for cataract surgery. The system and methods provides the means to... Agent:
20120089135 - Laser generator for deep tissue laser treatments using low intensity laser therapy causing selective destruction of nociceptive nerves: A laser generator for laser therapy in the treatment of pain conditions by selective destruction of nociceptive or pain nerves, wherein a laser generator that generates a continuous and pulsed laser wavelength between 690 nm to 980 nm that is transmitted fiberoptically through a laser fiber within a spinal needle... Agent:
20120089136 - Cryosurgical instrument with quick coupling mechanism: A cryoprobe with a reliable and inexpensive quick coupling unit including a male unit and a suitable corresponding female coupling unit. The female unit is installed on the distal end of a hose supplying the liquid cryogen into the cryoprobe.... Agent:
20120089137 - Method and composition for hyperthermally treating cells: A method and composition for hyperthermally diagnosing and monitoring treatment of cells in an animal with photoacoustic sound and nanoparticles. The heat (temperature) and photoacoustic sound wave production inside the target tissue is measured. The desired temperature is achieved using a laser and photoacoustic imaging technique. Hyperthermia treatment of tissue... Agent:
20120089138 - Gerd treatment apparatus and method: An apparatus includes an expandable member. The expandable member is sized to be positionable in a sphincter. An energy delivery device is positioned on a surface of the expandable member. The energy delivery device has a configuration that provides sufficient energy delivery to create lesions in the interior of the... Agent:
20120089139 - Method and system for programming and controlling an electrosurgical generator system: An electrosurgical generator system includes an electrical generator having an RF stage for outputting electrical energy having at least one waveform for performing an electrosurgical procedure. The system further includes at least one control module executable on at least one processor which controls at least one parameter of the outputted... Agent:
20120089140 - Electrosurgical system for measuring contact quality of a return pad: A return pad includes a backing, at least one return electrode, and at least one ring sensor. The backing has a top side, a bottom side, and a periphery. The return electrode is disposed on the bottom side of the backing layer and is adapted to connect to a current... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120089141 - Direction-controllable electrode body for selectively removing bodily tissue, and guide pipe: Disclosed is a direction controllable electrode body, comprising a flexible body which comprises: a first electrode, comprising a body, a first cap joined to one end of the body, and a first electrode line connected to an other end of the body; an insulator in partial contact with the body... Agent: U&i Corporation
20120089142 - Single lock external fixation clamp arrangement and method: A clamping device for an external fixation system includes a post component having a yaw axis, a first clamp secured to the post component and rotatable about the yaw axis, and a second clamp secured to the post component and rotatable about the yaw axis relative to the first clamp.... Agent: Extraortho, Inc.
20120089143 - Surgical method for repairing a fractured shoulder joint: This method comprises the use of a repair equipment including a humeral rod (2) intended to be placed in the medullary cavity of the humerus, comprising at least one hole (6) for receiving a thread (11) for repositioning the tuberosities (101, 102) and for maintaining the latter with respect to... Agent:
20120089144 - Locking screw with synchronized thread: A targeting system for a bone plate having a bore therethrough with a first thread adjacent an outer surface of the bone plate and a second thread adjacent a bone contacting surface. The first thread has a larger diameter than the second thread. A targeting device has a coupling portion,... Agent: Stryker Trauma Sa
20120089146 - System and method of bone preparation: The invention includes a system, method and kit for preparation of a bone. One aspect of the present invention is a bone preparation system comprising a cutting instrument and a guiding element. The cutting instrument includes a distal attachment feature and a distal region. The guiding element includes a proximal... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20120089145 - Apparatus for use in arthroplasty on a knee joint: A method of, and apparatus for, arthroplasty of a knee joint comprising obtaining a desired spacing of the femur from the tibia by inserting a spacer into the knee joint between the femur and the tibia. The spacer is used as a reference for securing a guide jig in position... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20120089147 - Methods and apparatus for preparing a patient's femur for patellofemoral knee arthroplasty: Methods and apparatus provide for modifying a patient's femur to receive a patellofemoral prosthesis, including: a distal punch, an anterior punch and a trochlear punch which are used in well defined orientations to remove material from the femur to accommodate complex geometries of a patellofemoral prosthesis; and optionally a guide... Agent: Cardo Medical, Inc.
20120089148 - Apparatus and method for forming an antibiotic impregnated bone cement intramedullary nail: A method and apparatus for forming any size antibiotic impregnated bone cement (AIBC) intramedullary (IM) nail. The cement nail is formed around a base support or base IM nail. The apparatus includes a molded plastic tube device to form the shape of the cement IM nail and plastic spacers which... Agent:
20120089149 - Medical device insertion instrument: A known x-stop implantation instrument is modified to provide a slide hammer mechanism to selectively apply an impact force. Both the axial location of the slide hammer and the angle of the slide hammer may be adjusted. A surgeon, when necessary or desirable, may thus apply an impact force to... Agent:
20120089150 - Screw head locker apparatus and methods of use: An apparatus for provisionally locking a polyaxial head on a fixed head of a bone screw using a locking bushing includes an elongated housing with a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end having couplers for releasably coupling with the polyaxial head; an inner shaft slidably engaged within... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20120089151 - Laparoscopic tissue retrieval system: A tissue retrieval system can contain and withdraw excised tissue specimens from within a body cavity. The tissue retrieval system can include a tissue retrieval bag, a foldable actuator, and an introducer. The foldable actuator can be foldable between an insertion configuration for placement through an access device without the... Agent:
20120089152 - Animal tag applicator: An animal tag applicator (1) has a rear body portion (4) slidable forwardly over a front body portion (3) to load a frontmost tag (10) between first and second jaws (7), (8) from a strip of tags (not shown) accommodated longitudinally within a chamber defined by the body portions (3),... Agent: Tagam Limited
20120089153 - Percutaneous access for systems and methods of treating sleep apnea: Systems and methods are described and illustrated for percutaneously implanting a stimulation lead for treating sleep-related disordered breathing.... Agent: Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.
20120089155 - Surgery equipment holding device: A surgery equipment holding device including a holder for holding surgical equipment, a bar connected to the holder, a brake which operatively engages the bar for stopping movement of the bar, and a pair of switches for switching being an active state and an inactive state of the brake. The... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20120089154 - Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system: A manipulator assembly (2) for holding and manipulating a surgical instrument (14) in a telerobotic system, comprising an instrument holder (4) movably mounted on a base. The instrument holder comprises a chassis (6) and an instrument support (70) movably mounted on the body and having an interface engageable with the... Agent: Sri International
20120089156 - Apparatus and method for hair removal: A hair removal apparatus including a first element having a first coupling point and a second coupling point, a second element having a third coupling point and a fourth coupling point, and at least one thread. The first element is configured to allow the first and second coupling points to... Agent: Creative Properties, Ltd.
20120089157 - Stomach instrument and method: An endoscopic instrument adapted to engage the stomach tissue and/or the esophagus tissue of a patient from the inside and/or outside thereof is provided. The esophagus being a substantially tube shaped tissue leading to the stomach comprising stomach tissue, the esophagus having an esophagus center axis, being substantially aligned with... Agent: Milux Holding S.a.
20120089158 - Medical devices with detachable pivotable jaws: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for engaging tissue, e.g. for clipping tissue, closing a perforation or performing hemostasis. Generally, the medical system including a housing, first and second jaws rotatable relative to the housing, a driver, and an elongate drive wire. The elongate drive wire may be disconnected... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20120089159 - System for tensioning a surgical closure: One embodiment is directed to a system for tensioning a suture member that crosses a portion of a tissue structure, comprising: a tensioning member base having a tissue interface surface configured to engage a portion of the tissue structure when coupled to a suture member that may be threaded through... Agent:
20120089160 - Seal assembly for a cannula: The present disclosure relates to a seal assembly for a cannula. The cannula includes a housing having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The seal assembly is located in the proximal portion of the housing and includes a first seal including a first tri-slit, a second seal disposed co-axially... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20120089161 - Seal assembly for a cannula: The present disclosure relates to a seal assembly for a cannula. The cannula includes a housing having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The seal assembly is located in the proximal portion of the housing and includes a first seal including a first tri-slit, a second seal disposed co-axially... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20120089162 - Devices for disc herniation repair and methods of use: Devices and methods for fixing defects in the anulus fibrosus (vertebral disc) of a patient are described. The devices a mesh patch; first, second, third, and fourth sutures; and first, second, third, and fourth anchors. Each anchor has a first portion adapted for insertion into a bone and a second... Agent: Anova Corporation
20120089163 - Cutting wire assembly for use with a catheter: A method of treating a lesion in a body lumen to enlarge a passageway in the lumen including inserting a cutting member and tracking member through a first lumen of a catheter, withdrawing the catheter from the cutting member and tracking member, inserting the catheter over the tracking member and... Agent:
20120089164 - Fluid ejection device and medical instrument: A fluid ejection device includes a pulsation generator which converts a fluid into a pulsed fluid, a fluid supply unit (supply pump) which supplies the fluid to the pulsation generator, an ejection tube which has an ejection opening communicating with the pulsation generator, a suction tube into which the ejection... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120089165 - Scalpel, in particular for ophthalmologic applications: A scalpel, in particular for ophthalmologic applications, comprising a handle head and a blade, wherein the blade, which includes a blade shank and a blade face, is inserted into a handle head of the handle, and at least one cutting edge is formed on the blade face, wherein the blade... Agent:
20120089166 - Access and closure device and method: Devices and methods for accessing and closing vascular sites are disclosed. Self-sealing closure devices and methods are disclosed. A device that can make a steep and controlled access path into a vascular lumen is disclosed. Methods for using the device are also disclosed.... Agent: Arstasis, Inc.
20120089168 - Bariatric device and method: A bariatric device and method of causing at least partial satiety includes a body having a wall defining a lumen. The wall is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of i) the abdominal portion of the esophagus and/or ii) the proximal cardiac portion of the stomach. The... Agent: Bfkw, LLC
20120089167 - Partial aortic occlusion devices and methods for cerebral perfusion augmentation: Methods are provided for partial aortic obstruction for cerebral perfusion augmentation in patients suffering from global or focal cerebral ischemia. Alternatively, the methods can be used to partially obstruct aortic blood flow to condition the spinal cord to secrete neuroprotective agents prior to abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. The expandable member... Agent:
20120089171 - Biodegradable adhesive film for vascular closure: Devices and methods for sealing an opening in a blood vessel are disclosed. A device can include: an elongate, tubular non-stick outer sheath, the non-stick outer sheath having a distal end that is insertable into a vessel of a patient through the opening in the vessel wall, and having a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120089170 - Intragastric balloon geometries: The present application provides intragastric devices for the treatment of obesity. The intragastric devices advantageously act as a volume-occupying device, and is able to survive implantation in a patient's stomach for a year or longer. In addition, the intragastric devices may provide additional benefits. For example, the intragastric device may... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120089172 - Re-shaping intragastric implants: The present application provides implantable intragastric devices for the treatment of obesity. The intragastric devices advantageously act as a volume-occupying device, and is able to survive implantation in a patient's stomach for a year or longer. In addition, the intragastric devices may be configured to stimulate an inner stomach wall... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120089169 - Temporary gastric device (tgd) and method of use: A gastric device for a stomach having a pyloric valve comprising a first volume filling agent disposable within the stomach and transitionable from a first displacement to a second displacement larger than the first displacement, and wherein the first volume filling agent does not pass through the pyloric valve in... Agent: Metis Associates, LLC
20120089173 - Filter with magnetic tip for clot fragmentation: A magnetically polarizable, filtering device system and a method of using such a system for capturing embolic material contained within fluid flowing through a body vessel of a patient is provided. The filtering device system generally comprises a source adapted to generate a magnetic field and a filter device adapted... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20120089174 - Vaso-occlusive device: A vaso-occlusive device includes an inner coil made from inner coil wire having a first diameter and formed from a first material, and an outer coil disposed at least partially around the inner coil and made from outer coil wire having a second diameter and formed from a second material.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
20120089175 - Compression transmission collar for fastening: A compression transmission collar apparatus (20) for implantation into a bone (22) with a hole (28) having a hole wall (32) comprising an intramedullary nail (34) defining a bore (40) and a threaded fastener (42) and a compression transmission collar (58) including an exterior face (64) and a top edge... Agent:
20120089176 - Medical devices with detachable pivotable jaws: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for engaging tissue, e.g. for clipping tissue, closing a perforation or performing hemostasis. Generally, the medical system including a housing, first and second jaws rotatable relative to the housing, first and second links pivotally attached to the jaws, and a driver. The housing,... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20120089177 - Cam driven compaction tube for vascular closure device: A method and apparatus for sealing a puncture or incision formed percutaneously in a tissue. The apparatus including an anchor, a sealing plug, a filament connected between the sealing plug and the anchor, a compaction member assembly, a spool and a driving plate. The compaction member assembly being disposed adjacent... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC.
20120089178 - Device and method to facilitate safe, adhesion-free surgical closures: Surgical devices and methods are provided for preventing the formation of post-operative adhesions. In one device, an envelope of bioabsorbable material defines at least one opening, and a layer of bioabsorbable adhesion-preventing material is disposed on an exterior surface of the envelope. A rigid or semi-rigid barrier member is at... Agent:
20120089179 - Locator and closure device and method of use: The present invention is directed to a device which is capable of both locating a punctured blood vessel wall and sealing the puncture in the vessel and to the method of using the device as well. In one embodiment, the device includes an elongate deployment member having a sealing element... Agent: Ensure Medical, Inc.
20120089180 - Adhesive bonding composition and method of use: A polymerizable composition includes at least one monomer, a photoinitiator capable of initiating polymerization of the monomer when exposed to light, and a phosphor capable of producing light when exposed to radiation (typically X-rays). The material is particularly suitable for bonding components at ambient temperature in situations where the bond... Agent: Immunolight, LLC
20120089181 - Method for providing surgical access: One embodiment is directed to a method for providing surgical access across a wall of a tissue structure, comprising: advancing a helical needle into the wall of the tissue structure such that the needle pulls an intercoupled suture member across the wall to form a deployed suture pattern, the deployed... Agent:
20120089182 - Suture lock fastening device: A suture lock fastening device to cinch a suture in a suture lock, cut the suture end, and deploy the suture lock in response to a single movement of a user. The fastening device includes a fastening head with a retainer that is configured to hold a suture lock in... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20120089183 - Spinal traction device: A spinal traction device permits a user to conduct spinal traction therapies, either with or without aid by another, using the user's leg weight and/or leg muscle and/or torso muscle action to apply tensile forces to the spine. The device includes a body support portion on which the user lies... Agent:
20120089184 - Device for tightly gripping on the spinous process of the spine: Disclosed is a device for tightly gripping on the spinous process, installed between two spinous processes, with a horizontal hole through the main body, and two arc-shaped side plates connecting onto two ends of the main body, each plate having a through hole, and fastening on the spinous process, and... Agent:
20120089186 - Device and method for correcting a spinal deformity: A method for correcting a spinal deformity is provided. A spinal implant for correcting a spinal deformity includes a multipoint connector that connects to at least one vertebra of a spine at a plurality of locations and a force directing device that applies a force to the vertebra through the... Agent: K Spine, Inc.
20120089185 - Expandable interspinous process spacer implant: An expandable interspinous spacer implant that is configured to be inserted into an interspinous space that is defined between a spinous process of a superior vertebral body and a spinous process of an inferior vertebral body is provided. The implant may include a superior housing, an inferior housing, and a... Agent:
20120089187 - Mis crosslink apparatus and methods for spinal implant: A spinal implant provides support for desired parts of the spine. The spinal implant includes a pair of elongated members and a variable length cross-link. A variable length cross-link device may include a fixed portion having a receiver portion for attachment to a first elongated member a transverse portion, and... Agent:
20120089188 - Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve: A dynamic fixation medical implant having at least two bone anchors includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having an elongate core and an outer sleeve. The core may be substantially cylindrical, of one-piece construction, and includes end portions for attachment to the bone anchors. A portion of the core extending... Agent:
20120089189 - Rotatable bone plate: The present invention relates generally to a bone plate for stabilizing bony structures. More particularly, the invention is directed to bone plates having an elongate body to which an integrated rod is formed. Integrated rod portion may be captured by a bone anchor with a receiving member. The bone plate... Agent:
20120089190 - Apparatus for minimally invasive posterior correction of spinal deformity: An apparatus is operable to correct spinal deformities caused by scoliosis and the like. The apparatus may be used in a minimally invasive fashion and through the posterior side of the patient. A combination of internal screws and rods, as well as external pins, rods, and correction mechanisms, are used... Agent:
20120089191 - Methods for stabilizing bone structures: Methods, systems, devices and tools for placing bone stabilization components in a patient are provided. The systems and devices have a reduced number of discrete components that allow placement through small incisions and tubes. More particularly, the present invention is directed to systems and methods of treating the spine, which... Agent: Exactech, Inc.
20120089192 - Bone plate assembly with guide member: A bone plate assembly is provided including a plate member with a top side (1a) and a bottom side (1b), at least one hole (2) extending from the top side (1a) to the bottom side (1b), an insert (3) arranged in the hole, the insert having a through hole (31),... Agent: Miami Device Solutions, LLC
20120089193 - Fracture fixation device: Assemblies for securing fractured bone are provided. The assembly includes a first fixation element, a second fixation element, and an adjustable flexible member construct. The first fixation element having a male or a female sleeve is secured within a first portion of the fractured bone. The second fixation element having... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20120089194 - Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation: A polyaxial bone anchor has a locking element shaped and configured to allow an anchoring member (e.g., a screw or hook) to polyaxially rotate at large angles about a central axis of the bone anchor before compression locking the anchoring member within an anchor head.... Agent:
20120089195 - System and method for self filling bone screws: A self filling autograft bone screw for stabilizing and fusing bones within a body of a patient. The self filling autograft bone screw includes an elongated body member, a lumen disposed within the elongated body member, a plurality of external threads, a cutting section, and at least one opening disposed... Agent: Osteo Innovations, LLC
20120089196 - Upload shank swivel head bone screw spinal implant: A polyaxial bone screw having a bone implantable shank, a head and a retaining ring. The retaining ring includes an outer partial hemispherical surface and an inner bore. The shank mates and polyaxially rotates with the retaining ring inside the head. The head includes an internal cavity having a spherical... Agent:
20120089197 - Arthrodesis implant apparatus and method: An arthrodesis anchor is formed as a monolithic piece for ease of handling and use, having two ends, one of which has prongs supporting barbs extending radially therefrom. The other end may have threads or barbs. A neck between may circular in cross section and be sized from about 0.045... Agent:04/05/2012 > 86 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120083768 - Detachable handle mechanism for use in instrument positioning: A detachable control handle of a surgical device for use in positioning an instrument for use in a surgical procedure. The detachable control handle comprises: a handle assembly configured for communicating with a mechanical positioning mechanism via a connector, wherein said mechanical positioning mechanism is configured to couple with said... Agent:
20120083769 - Double offset surgical tool handle assembly to provide greater offset from the coronal plane: A surgical tool handle for releasable connection to a surgical tool is described. The tool handle comprises a housing providing a linkage chamber extending from a proximal housing grip end to a distal housing tool end for receiving a tool. A tool linkage is partially housed within the linkage chamber.... Agent: Greatbatch Medical S.a.
20120083770 - Surgical instrument: distal tool (9) securely fastened on the drive shaft and rotatively mounted on and in the extension of the distal end of the elongated arm, such that the distal tool has two rotational degrees of freedom, distinct and independent of each other, one being around an axis substantially perpendicular to... Agent:
20120083771 - Apparatus and method for processing material with focused electromagnetic radiation: An apparatus for processing material with focused electromagnetic radiation, comprises: a source emitting electromagnetic radiation, means for directing the radiation onto the material, means for focusing the radiation on or in the material, a unit for generating a pattern in the optical path of the electromagnetic radiation, an at least... Agent:
20120083772 - Corneal treatment system and method: A system for bilateral or monocular photochemical cross-linking of corneal collagen employs selectable light in a selected wavelength band as the excitation source and riboflavin as the photosensitizer. The system has an illumination source which may have multi-spectral capability, light guides for delivery of light to the optical head for... Agent: Curveright LLC
20120083773 - Small diameter fragmatome for minimally traumatic retained lens fragments removal: A medical instrument is disclosed, comprising a tubular member with proximal and distal ends. The distal end of the tubular member provides an elongated section having a substantially constant outside diameter of no more than 23-gauge (about 0.57 mm). The tubular member is in energy communication with an emulsification energy... Agent:
20120083776 - Annular and other ablation profiles for refractive surgery systems and methods: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for the administration of annular and other ablation profiles during refractive surgery treatments. Basis data framework techniques enable the implementation of both circular and annular ablation profiles resulting in increased ablation efficiency when treating certain vision conditions. In some instances, systems or... Agent: Amo Development, LLC
20120083775 - Device and process for machining the human eye using laser technology: A device for machining the human cornea with focused laser radiation includes controllable components for setting the location of the radiation focus, a control computer for controlling these components, and also a control program for the control computer. The control program contains instructions that have been designed to bring about,... Agent:
20120083774 - Interface unit for positioning an object to be irradiated in relation to a radiation source: An interface unit for positioning an object to be irradiated in relation to a radiation source has at least one first positioning surface for positioning the interface unit in relation to the radiation source, and a second positioning surface for bearing on the object to be irradiated. The interface unit... Agent:
20120083777 - System and method for microablation of tissue: The present invention generally relates to the field of laser treatment of tissue, and particularly, to a system and method for creating microablated channels in skin. The present invention is more particularly directed to treating subsurface tissue through the created channels.... Agent: Lumenis Ltd.
20120083778 - Laparoscopic medical device with de-mateable tip: A laparoscopic instrument assembly with a handle member and a removable tip. The handle member and removable tip are mated using a double threaded design which provides a secure connection with low electrical resistance. Electrical energy is provided through an inner shaft to the removable tip, and a return energy... Agent: Microline Surgical, Inc.
20120083779 - Electrosurgical system: A method of controlling an electrosurgical system is described, the system including an electrosurgical generator and an electrosurgical instrument connected to the generator by means of a cable. A radio frequency signal is supplied to the electrosurgical instrument at an operating frequency, and the voltage of the radio frequency signal... Agent: Gyrus Medical Limited
20120083781 - Supply device for providing an hf output voltage, hf surgical instrument comprising a corresponding supply device, and method for the operation of an hf generator unit: Supply units for providing a high-frequency RF voltage and an RF current to electrosurgical instruments so that they can be used for cutting and/or coagulating tissue, while providing regulation of the RF current and the RF voltage and providing a corresponding feedback for the treating physician. A supply unit includes... Agent:
20120083780 - Surgical instruments and techniques for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease: Instruments for thermally-mediated treatment of a patient's lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to induce an injury healing response to thereby populate the extracellular compartment of walls of the LES with collagen matrices to altere the biomechanics of the LES to provide an increased intra-esophageal pressure for preventing acid reflux. A preferred... Agent:
20120083782 - Electrosurgical apparatus with low work function electrode: An electrosurgical apparatus includes an active electrode with a low-work function coating to improve ablation performance. Low-work function coatings include compounds of alkali metals and alkali earth metals. Additionally, the active electrode may include various micro-structures or asperities or nano-structures or asperities. An array of carbon nanotubes may be aligned... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation
20120083783 - Surgical instrument with jaw member: A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise an end effector. The end effector may comprise a cammed compression surface. The end effector may comprise an electrode comprising a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120083784 - Surgical instrument with jaw member: A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise and end effector first and second tissue engaging surfaces that are slanted with respect to a transection plane. The end effector... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120083785 - Vessel sealing instrument: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument is provided. The bipolar electrosurgical instrument includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from a distal end thereof and a handle disposed at a proximal end thereof for effecting movement of the jaw members relative to one another. A first conductive lead... Agent:
20120083786 - Vessel sealing instrument: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from its distal end. Each jaw member is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween. A knife channel... Agent:
20120083787 - Implement for orientating a tool, particularly useful in surgical tools for harvesting and implanting bone plugs to repair damaged bone tissue: An implement for orientating a tool at a predetermined angle with respect to a plane of a target surface to be engaged by the tool, particularly for orientating a surgical cutting tool perpendicularly to bone tissue for harvesting and implanting a bone plug to repair damaged bone tissue, includes a... Agent: Depuy Mitek Inc.
20120083853 - Devices, systems, and methods for performing spinal surgery: A manipulation device includes a body portion, a plurality of articulatable legs, and at least one lock member. The legs extend from the body portion. Each of the legs is configured to engage a surgical instrument at a distal end thereof. Each of the legs is transitionable between an unlocked... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20120083852 - Instrument for inserting surgical implant with guiding rail: A prosthetic intervertebral spacer is disclosed. The spacer preferably includes a body and an interface extending away from the body for use during implantation of the spacer. Methods of implanting the spacer and tools used during such procedure are also disclosed.... Agent: Stryker Spine
20120083788 - Bur guide attachment and method of use: The invention provides a guide for controlling a surgical instrument, that includes a cutting member configured to resect a portion of anatomy and a sheath. The sheath may have a circular connecting portion with an inner diameter substantially the same as the outer diameter of the surgical instrument to receive... Agent: Vot, LLC
20120083789 - Method of implanting a prosthesis device using bone cement in liquid form: The present invention relates to a method of implanting a prosthesis device in a subject. In one embodiment, this method involves: (i) providing a prosthesis device to be attached to an exposed surface of a bone; (ii) applying bone cement in liquid form to a bone-implant interface region, the bone-implant... Agent: Vot, LLC
20120083790 - Device for the application of bone substitute material: An application device for bone substitute material is disclosed. A cylinder contains a piston rod having an elastically deformable piston. The cylinder is closed via an attachment, through which a wetting liquid phase can be inserted via an injection opening. After a period of time, the wetted bone substitute material... Agent: Geistlich Pharma Ag
20120083791 - Method and system for storing and inserting an implant: An implant storage and insertion system for a shape memory orthopedic implant allows the implant to be constrained in a deformed state, protected, insulated, held for insertion, and properly positioned in bone. The implant storage and insertion system includes a restraining block having an impact surface. The restraining block engages... Agent: Biomedical Enterprises, Inc.
20120083792 - Torque drive device for use with a dynamic pedicle screw: A modular dynamic pedicle screw system including anchoring device having a threaded shank for anchoring within a vertebra, an intermediate element and a head portion configured to receive and secure a rigid or non-rigid stabilization rod. The threaded shank, the intermediate element and the head portion of the anchoring device... Agent:
20120083793 - Method for removal of retained lens fragments using small diameter fragmatome: A medical instrument is disclosed, comprising a tubular member with proximal and distal ends. The distal end of the tubular member provides an elongated section having a substantially constant outside diameter of no more than 23-gauge (about 0.57 mm). The tubular member is in energy communication with an emulsification energy... Agent:
20120083794 - Tunneler device and method of use: A tunneler device is provided. The tunneler device includes a handle formed on a proximal end thereof configured for operable engagement by a user, a shaft extending distally from the handle, a collet supported on the distal end of the shaft, the collet including a plurality of distally extending fingers... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120083796 - Specimen retrieval apparatus: A specimen retrieval apparatus includes a housing having an elongated tubular member extending distally therefrom. The elongated tubular member defines a longitudinal axis. An end effector assembly is coupled to a distal end of the elongated tubular member. The end effector assembly is configured to retain a specimen retrieval bag... Agent:
20120083795 - Specimen retrieval device: A specimen retrieval device is provided. The specimen retrieval device includes an applicator. A specimen retrieval bag is operably disposed within the applicator and deployable therefrom. The specimen retrieval bag includes a conduit configured to evacuate air from the specimen retrieval bag.... Agent:
20120083797 - Surgical retrieval apparatus: A surgical retrieval apparatus includes a housing having an elongated sleeve extending therefrom that, together, cooperate to define a lumen extending therethrough. A shaft having an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end thereof is selectively translatable between a first position, wherein the end effector assembly is disposed within... Agent:
20120083798 - Inflatable belt to assist labor and/or childbirth: An equipped modular inflatable belt as aid to labour and delivery, whether at home or in hospital, which can be used even at a distance and remotely, comprising a supporting band (1) and at least one inflatable chamber applied to said band provided with ducts for connection to a supply... Agent:
20120083799 - Interface mechanism between a detachable shaft and a sterilizing drape: An interface mechanism comprising: a ring defining an opening and configured for sealingly receiving a shaft there through, the ring comprising: an inner portion; and an outer portion, wherein the inner portion is sealingly coupled with a portion of a distal end of a mechanical slave cylinder of a surgical... Agent:
20120083802 - Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery: Medical, surgical, and/or robotic devices and systems often including offset remote center parallelogram manipulator linkage assemblies which constrains a position of a surgical instrument during minimally invasive robotic surgery are disclosed. The improved remote center manipulator linkage assembly advantageously enhances the range of instrument motion while at the same time... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20120083800 - Systems and methods for defining a transition point of a foot pedal of an ophthalmic surgery system: An ophthalmic surgery system includes an ophthalmic surgical console and a foot control assembly operably coupled to the ophthalmic surgical console and including a foot pedal depressible through a range of motion. The range of motion includes a first region for controlling a first function associated with a surgical handpiece... Agent:
20120083801 - Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery: Telerobotic, telesurgical, and surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods selectively calibrate end effector jaws by bringing the jaw elements into engagement with each other. Commanded torque signals may bring the end effector elements into engagement while monitoring the resulting position of a drive system, optionally using a second derivative of... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
20120083803 - Asymmetrical surgical clip with penetrating lock, non-slip clamping surface, severable hinge, hinge boss and pivoting applicator tip: A surgical clip includes a pair of opposed arms joined at one end by an integrally formed flexible hinge. The hinge is configured to be cut in the event removal of the clip is desired. Accordingly, the hinge has a reduced thickness and/or width and is configured to maintain cutting... Agent:
20120083804 - Marker clip device: A marker clip device and system for marking tissue within a body cavity comprising a plurality of deployable marker clips having unique markings or other indicia to thereby allow each clip to be individually identified subsequent to clip deployment. A clip delivery device configured to deploy the plurality of marker... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20120083805 - Bone suture: Devices and methods useful for suturing soft tissue to bone are disclosed. In one embodiment, a bone-suturing device is provided and can include a delivery needle, a delivery needle driving element, a capture needle, and a capture needle driving element. The delivery needle driving element and capture needle driving element... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20120083807 - Mesh implant for use in reconstruction of soft tissue defects: The present invention relates to a resorbable polymeric mesh implant, that is intended to be used in the reconstruction of soft tissue defects. The mesh implant comprises at least a first and a second material, wherein the second material is substantially degraded at a later point in time than the... Agent: Novus Scientific Pte. Ltd.
20120083806 - Tissue anchor system: A tissue anchor system includes a plurality of elongated members pivotally coupled by a pivot member and at least one coupler coupled to at least one of the elongated members between a pivot point and an end of the elongated member which coupler is operable to secure the elongated members... Agent:
20120083808 - Suturing graft tubes to lumen walls percutaneously: A graft tube is percutaneously placed inside the lumen of a vessel and attached to the lumen wall by loops of suture material. The short sutures are made in the shape of a loop with a sharp and a blunt end then forced into a plurality of first tunnels located... Agent:
20120083810 - 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.
20120083809 - Positionable valvuloplasty catheter: In one embodiment, a balloon catheter is provided for use during annuloplasty. Preferably, the balloon includes a distal, noncompliant portion and a proximal semi-compliant portion which allows for sequential inflation, reliable positioning, and compliance measurement.... Agent: Intervalve, Inc.
20120083812 - Device for ophthalmic surgery: A device for ophthalmic surgery includes a vacuum-pump arrangement for generating a vacuum serving for fixing a suction ring to an eye, an evacuation-path system for transmitting the vacuum to an interface port which permits the separable attachment of a suction-ring instrumentarium including the suction ring, and also a control... Agent:
20120083811 - Microkeratome system for the generation of a flap on the human eye: A microkeratome system for the generation of a flap on the human eye includes a plurality of functionally different, separately interchangeable components with, in each instance, at least one characteristic feature. In addition, the system includes a control unit for controlling the operation of the microkeratome system, the control unit... Agent:
20120083816 - Blade unit for surgical scalpel: A scalpel is disclosed, having a conventional handle and a blade unit for releasable attachment to the handle. The blade unit includes a body, a slot within said body to releasably engage the finger protruding from the handle, a scalpel blade attached to said body, and a blade cover slideably... Agent: Southmedic Incorporated
20120083814 - Laparoscopic scissors: A laparoscopic scissor instrument can include a scissor assembly pivotally coupled to an elongate shaft. The scissor assembly can be formed of scissor blades having apertures. A rivet or pivot pin can couple the scissor blades to the elongate shaft. The scissor blades can also include actuation posts thereon. An... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
20120083815 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument for cutting biological tissue, a cutting module having a blade, wherein the cutting module is inserted into a hand-held module, the cutting module is detachably fixed in the hand-held module.... Agent:
20120083813 - Sling blade transection of the transverse carpal ligament: A sling blade apparatus allows percutaneous transaction of fascia or ligaments and in particular for use in transaction of the human transverse carpal ligament. A flexible sling guide is deployed percutaneously beneath the transverse carpal ligament and when drawn taut interfaces intimately with the transverse carpal ligament. The sling in... Agent:
20120083817 - Single use lancet assembly: A single use lancet device having a housing, with an open interior and an access opening defined therein, a lancet, with a body and a piercing tip, and disposed in the open interior of the housing so as to move between a cocked orientation and a piercing orientation, a driving... Agent:
20120083818 - Surgical tool: A tunneling device for creating a pathway in subcutaneous tissue of a person's body. The tunneling device includes a member having two ends, where each of the ends defines an insertion surface that facilitates the insertion of the ends into the subcutaneous tissue of the person's body. The tunneling device... Agent: Heartware, Inc.
20120083820 - Expandable distension device for hollow organ growth: An expandable mechanical distension device for hollow organ growth comprising a spring stent structure to elongate hollow organs by mechanical expansion. The device preferably expands radially to engage the internal walls of the hollow organ segment at a desired treatment location and expands axially to enlarge the hollow organ segment.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120083819 - External scaffolds for expanding strictures in tubular organs and their use: External scaffolds for expanding a stricture in the lumen of a tubular structure or organ in a mammal are disclosed herein. A method for expanding a stricture in the lumen of a tubular structure or organ in a mammal using the above external scaffolds is also disclosed.... Agent:
20120083821 - Balloon with integrally retained dilation element: A balloon catheter is provided with integral tubular extensions for securing dilation elements to the outside of the balloon. The dilation elements are disposed within the tubular extensions along the working diameter of the balloon. The balloon may be manufactured by extruding a parison and blow molding the parison with... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20120083823 - Apparatus for filtering a body lumen: An implantable lumen filter (200) is described. The implantable lumen filter includes a body (202) having a proximal end (202a), a distal end (202b), and a generally tapered outer surface (204). The outer surface is formed by a plurality of struts (206a, 206b). The plurality of struts forms a plurality... Agent:
20120083824 - Everted filter device: Everting filter devices and methods for using the devices, including using the devices as intra-vascular filters to filter thrombus, emboli, and plaque fragments from blood vessels. The filter devices include a filter body nominally tubular in shape and having a large proximal opening. The filter body can extend from a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120083822 - Methods and apparatus for filtering a body lumen: An implantable lumen filter is described. The filter may include a body formed from an elongate member. The body may include loops encircling an axis extending along the length of the body. The body may be sized to be implanted into a body lumen. The body may be capable of... Agent:
20120083825 - Detachable shaft: A surgical device comprising: a mechanical manipulation mechanism configured for transmitting a first set of control signals; and at least one mechanical slave cylinder coupled with the mechanical manipulation mechanism and positioned at a distal end of the surgical device, the at least one mechanical slave cylinder configured for receiving... Agent: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
20120083826 - Surgical device and methods: A system and method for abdominal surgery is disclosed. The system can have one or more end effectors that can be attached to an introducer and/or tray and inserted into the abdomen through a large puncture through the patient's umbilicus. The end effector can have a surgical tool, such as... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20120083827 - Blade deployment mechanisms for surgical forceps: A forceps includes first and second shafts, each having a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. At least one jaw member is moveable from an open to a closed position for grasping tissue therebetween. At least one jaw member is configured for reciprocation of a blade therethrough. A... Agent:
20120083828 - Apparatus and method for delivery of biological sealant: A device for delivery of biologic materials, comprising: a cartridge having at least two cylinder bores for fluids to be delivered, wherein each cylinder includes an exit port for a fluid, a plunger within each cylinder for pushing the fluids out of the cylinder, a housing adapted to receive the... Agent: Spinal Restorations, Inc.
20120083830 - Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue communicating with a blood vessel includes a bioabsorbable plug member coupled to the distal end of a carrier member. The plug member includes a lumen extending therethrough that communicates with a lumen extending through the carrier member. A sealing member is disposed... Agent: Cordis Corporation
20120083832 - Closure device and methods and systems for using same: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to apical closure systems, devices, and methods and systems for use thereof, for closing surgical openings or defects in the wall of the heart.... Agent: Symetis Sa
20120083831 - Mechanical method and apparatus for sequential tissue fastening: A mechanical system for rotatably, sequentially securing opposing sides of a tissue wound with a fastener. An applicator apparatus is capable of imparting rotatable motion to a falcate tissue penetrator that sequentially pierces and carries a fastener into a first side and a second side of the tissue wound. The... Agent:
20120083829 - 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.
20120083834 - Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members: A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120083833 - Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion: A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120083835 - Staple cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator: A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120083836 - Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion: A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20120083837 - Tissue fixator: The present disclosure relates to a needle for attaching a fixator to a soft tissue graft. The needle includes a pointed distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end including a suture coupler, the suture coupler including a hook and a pocket formed by the hook, wherein the needle... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20120083838 - Connectable end effector: Sutures are provided having an elongate body and a separately connectable end effector. The elongate body includes a first connection structure, which connects the end effector to the elongate body.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120083839 - Method of manufacturing a prosthetic valve: A method of manufacturing a prosthetic valve is provided. A substantially tubular metallic frame is formed with intersecting bars having diameters in the range of 0.1 to 0.6 mm. The frame is constructed to be radially collapsible for advancement into a native aortic valve using a catheterization technique. The frame... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Pvt, Inc.
20120083840 - Suture anchor with enhanced fixation: A suture anchor comprises an anchor body having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis and bone engaging external threads oriented for rotation about the longitudinal axis. A longitudinal axial bore extends into the body from its proximal end and at least one lateral passage passes from the... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20120083841 - Suture anchor with suture management: A suture anchor comprises an anchor body comprising a longitudinal axis and bone engaging external threads oriented for rotation about the longitudinal axis; and a suture attachment on the anchor body rotational with respect to the body about the longitudinal axis whereby to help reduce twisting of one or more... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20120083842 - Pacifier retaining teething strap that attaches to a child's clothing: Pacifier retaining straps that attach to a child's clothing and teething devices that attach to pacifiers are common as separate devices. Accordingly, the object of the present invention is to provide a combination pacifier retaining strap and teething device that attaches to a child's clothing wherein the strap itself is,... Agent: Toes For Eyes Inc
20120083844 - Inter-vertebral support kit including main insert jack and dual secondary auxiliary support jacks located between succeeding transverse processes: An insert for establishing a desired spacing between a pair of succeeding vertebrae and having a body including an extending end for supporting a location associated with a first selected lumbar vertebrae. An opposite extending end supports a spaced apart and opposing location associated with a second successively positioned lumbar... Agent: Linares Medical Devices, LLC
20120083843 - Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation: A spinal implant adapted to be inserted into an interspinous space between adjacent spinous processes includes a proximal section, a central section, and a distal section disposed sequentially along a longitudinal axis. The distal section has feature(s) that allow the implant to be inserted laterally into the interspinous space, such... Agent:
20120083845 - Compound spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine: Compound spinal rods function as part of the dynamic stabilization prosthesis to provide load sharing with motion preservation as part of a dynamic stabilization prosthesis. Compound spinal rods are used to span from one vertebra to an adjacent vertebra. Compound spinal rods include a first rod connected by a linkage... Agent: Spartek Medical, Inc.
20120083846 - Dynamic plate with inserts: A spinal plate that is self-adjusting along its longitudinal axis to accommodate subsidence that may occur and aid in loading the bone graft to promote boney fusion while providing rigid fixation. The spinal plate is configured to inhibit loosening or backing out of bone screws.... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20120083847 - Fastener with serrated thread for attachment to a bone plate at a selectable angle: Bone plate system, including methods and apparatus, for attaching a fastener to a bone plate at a selectable angle. In an exemplary method, a bone plate and a fastener may be selected. The bone plate may define an aperture having an internal thread. The fastener may include a proximal region... Agent:
20120083848 - System and method for facilitating repair and reattachment of comminuted bone portions: A fracture fixation system serves in repairing a comminuted humeral head of a humeral bone. The fracture fixation system includes a plate having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, one of a screw and a post, and at least one aperture for receiving the one of... Agent:
20120083849 - Tool system for placing vertebral facet screws and other spinal implants: A surgical tool system for placing facet joint screws includes an elongated probe, and an inclinometer configured to mount on the probe for sensing an angular deviation of the probe from a horizontal and a vertical plane, and to produce corresponding signals for processing. A guide anchor screw or pin... Agent:
20120083850 - Locking pedicle screw devices, methods, and systems: An embodiment of the invention provides for a pedicle screw system including a bone anchor, linkage rod, tulip, set screw, and detent plate. When the set screw is fully tightened against the detent plate, pluralities of ridges on opposing faces of the detent plate and set screw cooperate by providing... Agent:
20120083851 - Method for polyaxial screw system: A method for mounting a polyaxial screw into a bone includes rotating a drive cap so that a screw mounted to the drive cap is screwed into a bone, the drive cap having a socket in which a portion of the screw is pivotably disposed, at least a portion of... Agent: Innovasis, Inc.Previous industry: Surgery
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