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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 75 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories.
20130317485 - Capture device: The present invention relates to a device and a method for capturing a guidewire being progressed along the lumen of a bodily duct and to direct it into a catheter. In one aspect a catheter-based eccentric cone capture means is used to engage and direct a guidewire oppositely approaching the... Agent: Lake Region Manufacturing, Inc. D/b/a Lake Region Medical
20130317486 - Hand-held surgical devices: A surgical system is provided and includes an intelligent surgical device having a drive motor supported in the housing and being in electrical communication with the power source; and control circuitry. The control circuitry includes a feedback system for monitoring a condition of the surgical device during a use thereof... Agent:
20130317488 - System and method for correction of ophthalmic refractive errors: The present invention relates to a system and a method for calculating a course of refractive treatment for correcting a refractive error of a patient's eye. It is based on the concept to combine at least a first treatment which provides an overcorrection of the intended correction with at least... Agent:
20130317487 - System and process for retina phototherapy: A system and process for treating retinal diseases includes passing a plurality of radiant beams, i.e., laser light beams, through an optical lens or mask to optically shape the beams. The shaped beams are applied to at least a portion of the retina. Due to the selected parameters of the... Agent:
20130317489 - Skin wound treatment system, dressing and biochemical activation device for the use of such a system: The present invention relates to a system for treatment of skin wounds, comprising an energy source for activation of a biochemical healing effect, and at least one dressing intended to be placed on the wound before the step of activation by said energy source, characterized in that said dressing comprises... Agent:
20130317490 - Handpiece finger switch for actuation of handheld medical instrumentation: A handpiece for a medical instrumentation device is formed with manually deformable ribs on an outer sleeve. The ribs align with conductive surfaces inside the handpiece that make contact with an internal flexible electronic circuit to activate the device when force is applied to the ribs. Removing the force deactivates... Agent: Biolase, Inc.
20130317491 - Ablation catheter: In order to sufficiently cauterize a target site existing in a deep portion of a cardiac muscle tissue even in the case where the fat layer attached to an epicardium is thick or where the cardiac muscle is thickened due to cardiac hypertrophy and the like, provided is an ablation... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130317492 - Medical instrument and method of use: A medical for removing tissue from a patient includes an elongated probe with a working end. A pair of jaws is provided at the working end. The jaws may be closed for cutting and treatment of the tissue. Cutting may be effective through a sharpened cutting blade, and RF cutting... Agent: Arqos Surgical, Inc.
20130317495 - Broadband microwave applicator: A microwave ablation probe for providing microwave energy to tissue is disclosed. The probe includes a feedline having an inner conductor, an insulating spacer and an outer conductor. The probe also includes a radiation portion having an extruded portion of the inner conductor that is centrally disposed therein. The radiation... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130317494 - Electrosurgical medical system and method: A method for mitigating leakage in an RF electrosurgical generator includes delivering an RF signal from an RF electrosurgical generator to an electrosurgical electrode by way of a patient box; providing a balanced and symmetrical shielded transmission line coupling said electrosurgical generator disposed in a first housing to said patient... Agent:
20130317493 - Voltage threshold ablation apparatus: The present invention relates to the field of electrosurgery, and more particularly to systems and methods for ablating, cauterizing and/or coagulating body tissue using radio frequency energy. More in particular, the systems utilize voltage threshold means for controlling the voltage applied to tissue in a cycle-to-cycle manner.... Agent: Arqos Surgical, Inc.
20130317498 - Asymmetric dual directional steerable catheter sheath: A steerable catheter sheath for use in directing a catheter into a desired position is provided. The sheath includes an elongated member configured to receive the catheter therein. The distal end of the elongated member is steerable in two directions, each direction having a different bent configuration, e.g., a sharp... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130317496 - Enhanced control systems including flexible shielding and support systems for electrosurgical applications: A surgical system comprises a device adapted to deliver a plurality of surgical instruments to a site within a patient's body, a first surgical instrument comprising an active electrode probe, a second surgical instrument for performing a non-electrosurgical procedure, a conductive shield surrounding the active electrode probe of the first... Agent: Encision, Inc.
20130317497 - 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: Mederi Therapeutics Inc.
20130317499 - Electrosurgical instrument: An electrosurgical instrument is provided and includes an elongated housing having proximal and distal ends. The proximal end configured to couple to a source of electrosurgical energy via first and second channels extending along a length of the housing to the distal end thereof. The distal end including a reflector... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130317500 - Endoscopic devices and related methods of use: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device including a handle portion, an end effector assembly, an elongate member connecting the handle portion and the end effector assembly, and one or more treatment devices extendable through the elongate member and end effector assembly. The end effector assembly includes an electrode... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130317501 - Surgical instrument system, surgical alignment guide and surgical rod: A surgical instrument system is described which comprises an alignment guide (6,100) comprising a body section having a through bore (50) defining a longitudinal axis (122); and a rod (40) comprising a cylindrical member (2) for insertion into the through bore; and a restraining system (46, 52, 48, 94) for... Agent: Depuy (ireland)
20130317503 - Bone fixation screw and method: A screw device for compressing and fixing together a proximal and distal bone part along a surgical axis comprising: a bone screw portion comprising an elongate body inscribed with bone screw threads at a leading end of an outer surface of said body; an elongate tubular torque stabilizer portion for... Agent:
20130317502 - Femoral neck fracture implant: A bone fixation system comprises an elongated implant shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a central longitudinal axis and including a first channel extending from the proximal end to a side opening formed in a side wall of the implant shaft along a first channel... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20130317504 - Orthopedic implants having improved strength and imaging characteristics: Orthopedic implants having improved strength and imaging characteristics are provided. The implants can comprise an inner core member that is encased at least in part by an outer encasing member. The inner core member can be formed of a first material that imparts improved strength to the implant, while the... Agent:
20130317508 - Drill bit: A drill bit (1) has a tapered cutting end part (2) terminating in a drill tip (3), a shank (4) and a body (4a) extending between the cutting end part (2) and the shank (4). A plurality of flutes (5) are formed in the drill bit (1) and generally helically... Agent: Cpl Holdings Pty. Ltd.
20130317506 - Microfracture apparatuses and methods: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration).... Agent: Arthrosurface, Inc.
20130317507 - Minimally-invasive device, kit, and method for harvesting bone graft: A minimally-invasive bone graft harvesting device, kit, and method are provided. The device includes a hollow cutting element and an extraction element. The hollow cutting element may define a longitudinal axis and includes a distal end, a proximal end adapted to be coupled to a powered or manual-operated rotary tool,... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130317505 - Systems and methods for cable-based tissue removal: Systems and methods for treating disc herniation include surgical and endoscopic access and removal of disc tissue. The tissue removal devices that may be used include flexible elongate members, such as a cable, that may be inserted into a vertebral disc and rotated to pulverize the disc material and facilitate... Agent: Spine View, Inc.
20130317509 - Method, implant & instruments for percutaneous expansion of the spinal canal: A bone saw including a flexible, rectangular saw blade having a central longitudinal axis and a cutting edge at a distal tip, and a shaft. The shaft has a central longitudinal axis, and a blade passage within the shaft that houses the saw blade, where the central longitudinal axis of... Agent: Innovative Surgical Designs, Inc.
20130317558 - Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction: An instrument for engaging a bone anchor may include a first implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end and a second implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end. The second implant engaging member may be integrally connected to the first implant engaging... Agent:
20130317557 - Mis rod insertion device and method: A medical device includes an implant portion; an inserter portion detachably connected to the implant portion; and a device manipulation portion operatively connected to the inserter portion. In one embodiment, the implant portion includes a longitudinal member. The device may further include a breakaway component in between the implant portion... Agent: Custom Spine, Inc.
20130317559 - Systems and methods for implanting surgical implants: The present invention relates to an implant system that comprises an implant, a handle configured to removably receive the implant, and, in some embodiments, a spacer tool configured to be mounted on the implant. In further embodiments, a k-wire is employed to guide the implant to a desired location. The... Agent: Orthopro LLC
20130317510 - Patient-specific instrumentation and method for articular joint repair: Patient-specific instrumentation for use when performing articular joint repair is provided. A patient-specific jig is adapted to be positioned over a bone at an articular surface thereof for assisting in preparing the bone surface for reception of a prosthesis. The jig comprises a bone contacting portion adapted to matingly contact... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130317512 - Devices and methods for monitoring the rotational orientation of bone fragments: Device and a method for positioning and monitoring the rotary orientation of extremity bone fragments when implanting an intramedullary implant, and in particular to a device and a method for monitoring the rotary orientation of extremity bone fragments of the leg when implanting an intramedullary nail by using a monitoring... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20130317511 - Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing, replacing or otherwise treating bone ligaments using devices designed from patient-specific information, including without limitation, surgical alignment instruments that have a surface that conforms to at least a portion of a patient's bone, cartilage or other component of the joint or... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20130317514 - Intraocular lens delivery device with a multi-part plunger tip: The present invention is directed to the provision of an intraocular lens delivery device having a plunger with a multi-part plunger tip. The plunger tip includes a first part and a second part wherein the first part releases from the second part during travel of the plunger through the body... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.
20130317513 - Lens inserter apparatus and method: A method for inserting a lens into a corneal pocket or flap includes providing a lens inserter device, opening a first leaf and a second leaf of the device, positioning a slot of each one of a first and a second lens shaped portion over a post on a packaging... Agent: Presbitech, Inc.
20130317515 - Treatment instrument: A treatment instrument has a longitudinal-axis member having a longitudinal axis, a curved portion formed on a distal end side of the longitudinal-axis member, a lumen formed along the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal-axis member, and a through hole that communicates with the lumen, and opens toward the inner side... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130317516 - Medical retrieval devices: A medical retrieval device of an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a proximal handle, a sheath, and a retrieval assembly. The sheath extends from the handle and includes a lumen and a distal end opposite the handle. The retrieval assembly is moveable relative to the sheath to achieve a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130317518 - Systems and methods for implanting an electrical stimulation lead using a sheath: A method for implanting an electrical stimulation lead into a patient includes inserting an elongated sheath into a patient. The sheath includes a sheath body with a proximal end and a distal tip. The sheath defines a lumen extending from the proximal end of the sheath to the distal tip.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130317519 - Low friction instrument driver interface for robotic systems: A medical robotic system includes a base having a first opening, and a first protrusion next to the first opening, a first rotary member configured for detachably coupling to a component of the medical robotic system in a manner such that the first rotary member is rotatable relative to the... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.
20130317522 - Multi-degree-of-freedom forceps: A multi-degree-of-freedom forceps includes a insertion portion that has a first bending portion and a second bending portion connected to each other at both ends via an operating member; a treatment portion that is attached to the first bending portion and is used for tissue treatment; and an operating portion... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130317521 - Supporter device and surgical robot system including the same: A supporter device supports an instrument which is inserted in an object. The supporter device includes a base member having an insertion region through which the instrument passes, a movable member installed on the base member so as to move around the insertion region, and a pivot member installed to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130317520 - Surgical implement and manipulation system including the same: A surgical implement and a manipulation system including the surgical implement may include at least one instrument including at least one joint portion. The joint portion may include a first part, a second part connected to the first part, and a force applying element for applying a force for bending... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130317523 - Total knee arthroplasty apparatus and method of use: A bicruciate-retaining femoral implant component for a knee implant system comprises a first surface comprising two distinct single radii of curvature in a sagittal plane matching a predetermined cylindrical axis of the knee along with a medial surface comprising a first asymmetric geometry substantially congruent with respect to a first... Agent:
20130317524 - Endoscopic fundoplication devices and methods for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: Endoscopic devices and methods used for fastening multiple tissue layers, such as, for example, an endoscopic fundoplication procedure, are disclosed. The endoluminal device includes a tissue fastener, a flexible needle having means for grasping and releasing a portion of the tissue fastener, and a deflector for deflecting and guiding the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130317525 - Flexible endoscopic stitching devices: An endoscopic stitching device includes a tool assembly having a pair of juxtaposed jaws pivotally associated with one another, each jaw defining a needle receiving recess formed in a tissue contacting surface thereof; a drive assembly including a pair of concentric, individually rotatably and translatably supported barrels, each barrel defining... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130317526 - Silk medical device: An implantable knitted silk mesh for use in human soft tissue support and repair having a particular knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability of the mesh when cut, the knitted mesh including at least two yarns laid in a knit direction and engaging each other to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130317527 - Single plane tissue repair patch having a locating structure: A novel single plane tissue repair patch is disclosed. The patch has a base member with an opening therethrough, and a closure member associated with the opening. Mounted to the periphery of the bottom side of the base member is a locating structure. The mesh may be used in open... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.
20130317529 - Methods and devices for metabolic surgery: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for treatment of metabolic and/or gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders and, more particularly, to surgical methods and devices for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and Barrett's Esophagus. Even more particularly, the present disclosure pertains to methods and devices for disrupting or... Agent:
20130317528 - Subintimal re-entry device: A subintimal recanalization catheter, including an elongate shaft including a first tubular member and a penetration member slidably disposed in a lumen of the first tubular member. The penetration member includes a distal tip positioned proximal of a distal nose of the first tubular member. The distal nose of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130317530 - Attachable clamp for use with surgical instruments: An attachable clamp for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The attachable clamp comprises a body portion, a first jaw member, a second jaw member and an actuation mechanism. The body portion defines a longitudinal axis and has attachment members configured to attach to an elongate portion of a... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130317531 - Septal puncture device: Apparatus, systems, and methods for forming a hole in biological material, such as tissue walls, adjacent vessels or adjacent regions of an organ such that access to opposing surfaces of the biological material can be achieved. In general overview the system may include an elongate member for positioning and deploying... Agent: Pressure Products Medical Supplies Inc.
20130317532 - Methods and devices for cutting and removing tissue from a body: Methods and devices are provided for cutting and removing tissue from a body. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical device is provided having a suction shaft and a cutting assembly. The suction shaft can have an inner passageway configured to receive tissue. The cutting assembly can include an outer shaft... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130317533 - Lancet device: There is provided a lancet device comprising a pricking part and a pressing part. In the lancet device of the present invention, the pricking part is comprised of a needle shaft component equipped with a pricking needle, a driving shaft component, and an intermediate shaft component therebetween, the needle shaft... Agent:
20130317534 - Subintimal re-entry catheter with an expandable structure: A subintimal recanalization catheter assembly for recanalizing a blood vessel having an occlusion in a lumen thereof. The catheter assembly includes a hub assembly, a catheter shaft including inner and outer tubular members extending distally from the hub assembly, and an expandable structure mounted on a distal portion of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130317535 - Control catheters and methods for pulmonary suffusion and related therapies: The present invention discloses control catheters and methods for pulmonary suffusion and related therapies. The control catheter may comprise a control end, working end having a first balloon, a minor lumen, and a first and second major lumen. One method of the present invention involves introducing the working end of... Agent:
20130317536 - Method for making a reinforced balloon with composite materials: The method for making a reinforced balloon for a balloon catheter involves blending a polymer with a nano composite to form a composite matrix, extruding a parison from the composite matrix, blow molding the parison into a balloon and orienting the nano composite generally axially with respect to the balloon.... Agent: Micrus Design Technology, Inc.
20130317537 - Retrievable cardiac devices: Removable cardiac implants, applicators for inserting, repositioning and/or removing them, and methods of using them are described. In particular, removable or repositionable ventricular partitioning devices are described. Systems including removable implants and applicators for inserting and/or removing them are also described.... Agent:
20130317538 - Vein presentation enhancement device: Preferably, an embodiment of a vein presentation enhancement device includes at least, an interior cover supporting a first fastening member, and an exterior cover communicating with the interior cover, wherein the exterior cover provides a first securement member that interacts with the first fastening member to secure the preferred device... Agent:
20130317539 - Lower back acupressure device: An acupressure device for promoting healing includes a plate having a frame, a vertical center plane and independently moving left and right wings attached to the frame. Three horizontal pairs of acupressure protrusions are affixed on the left and right wings, each protrusion affixed equal-distant from the vertical center plane.... Agent:
20130317540 - Universal bioabsorbable nasal implant kit: Novel bioabsorbable, universal kits used to form nasal implants are disclosed. The implants are useful in rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction surgical procedures. The kit devices have a universal configuration and can be converted by the surgeon in the field into one or more individual nasal implant devices having different configurations... Agent:
20130317541 - Device and method for treatment of openings in vascular and septal walls: A device, system and method for treatment of an opening in vascular and/or septal walls including patent foramen ovale. The device has wings/stops on either end, an axis core covered in a shape memory foam and is deliverable via a catheter to the affected opening, finally expanding into a vascular... Agent:
20130317542 - Steerable delivery system: The disclosure pertains to a delivery system for delivering a left atrial appendage treatment device or the like to a left atrium and methods of use therefor. The delivery system includes a control housing containing a differential displacement mechanism adapted to manipulate the distal end of an elongate steerable catheter... Agent:
20130317543 - Methods, devices and systems for approximation and fastening of soft tissue: Devices and tissue fasteners for approximating and fastening tissue using minimally invasive techniques are disclosed. Methods for approximating and fastening tissue by application of one or more tissue fasteners are also provided. In one embodiment, spaced apart tissue locations are engaged by tissue penetrating members of a deformable fastener, one... Agent: Longevity Surgical, Inc.
20130317544 - Continuous loop and button assembly: Fixation assemblies having a button captured by a continuous (i.e., closed) loop of thread, such as ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber are disclosed herein. Preferred assemblies are constructed such that the intact button cannot be detached from the continuous loop without breaking or opening the loop of fiber.... Agent:
20130317545 - Drug-eluting self-retaining sutures and methods relating thereto: A drug-eluting self-retaining suture comprises a filament, a plurality of retainers, and a drug impregnated in or coated on the filament. The shape and distribution of retainers modifies the in vivo release kinetics of the drug. The drug release kinetics may be modified uniformly or region by region. The self-retaining... Agent:
20130317546 - Methods and devices for securing suture to tissue: Methods and devices are provided for securing suture to tissue. In one exemplary embodiment, the implant can include an intermediate portion, a first radially expandable portion extending from the intermediate portion, and a second radially expandable portion extending from the intermediate portion. The implant can be configured to be inserted... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130317547 - Method for producing a pacifier, and pacifier: A method for producing a pacifier teat, and a pacifier teat with a teat section which forms a hollow space and which is adjoined by a stem, wherein an elastic hollow body comprising the teat section and the stem is injection moulded or pre-formed by a dipping method, and opposite... Agent: Mam Babyartikel Gesellschaft M.b.h.
20130317548 - Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair: Bone implantable devices and methodologies permit careful application of biologically active substances and management of bone growth processes. The device includes a body defining a carrier receiving area for locating adjacent bone. Carrier material is located in the carrier receiving area. Substance is delivered onto carrier material through a port.... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products LLC
20130317549 - Interspinous spacer devices for dynamic stabilization of degraded spinal segments: An interspinous spacer device for the treatment of high-grade spinal disorders is disclosed herein. The interspinous spacer device includes a sliding rod and a base that contains a curved internal track that limits the range of motion and center of rotation of the spinal segments stabilized using the device to... Agent: Colorado State University Research Foundation
20130317552 - Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement: Minimally invasive methods and devices are provided for positioning a spinal fixation element in relation to adjacent spinal anchors. In an exemplary embodiment, the device is a percutaneous access device that can be coupled to a spinal anchor, and the method includes the step of positioning a spinal fixation element... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products LLC
20130317553 - Methods and systems for constraint of spinous processes with attachment: Spinal implants for limiting flexion of the spine are implanted between a superior spinous process and an inferior spinous process or sacrum. The implants include upper straps which are placed over the upper spinous process, while the lower portions of the implant are attached to the adjacent vertebra or sacrum.... Agent:
20130317551 - Methods for stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of stabilizing a spine including providing a coupling element having an uppermost end defining a first plane, a lowermost end defining a second plane, and at least one bore extending from said uppermost end toward said lowermost end, wherein said first... Agent:
20130317550 - Spinal implant device with fusion cage and fixation plates and method of implanting: There is provided a spinal implant device for placement between adjacent spinous processes and a pair of opposing facet joints. The spinal implant device includes a fusion cage, first and second fixation plates and a connector for connecting the cage to the plates. The fusion cage includes a superficial face,... Agent:
20130317554 - Locking mechanism for an implantable medical device: In an implantable medical device, a locking mechanism with enhanced frictional stabilization comprises a substantially spherical elongating spring adapted to expand from a collapsed state to an elongated state, wherein the spring volume is increased in the elongated state for increasing a frictional contact with a surrounding surface. A screw... Agent:
20130317555 - Implant and system for bone repair: Devices and methods for treating bones wherein the devices include a generally elongated implant that has a proximal end portion, a distal end portion and an intermediate portion therebetween. The implant also includes a lumen extending therethrough. The intermediate portion includes a configuration for engaging bone structure to substantially immobilize... Agent: Benvenue Medical, Inc.
20130317556 - Osteosynthesis pin: The invention relates to an osteosynthesis pin, in particular for a fracture of a calcaneum, made up of a generally cylindrical hollow body comprising an axial bore extending over the entire length thereof, a plurality of through-holes staggered longitudinally relative to one another and intended for attachment screws to pass... Agent: Fournitures Hospitalieres Industrie11/21/2013 > 75 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.
20130310812 - Coupling between two parts of a medical instrument: A tool for a medical instrument includes a coupling member on the proximal end of the tool, for releasable mechanical coupling with a distal end of a shaft of a medical instrument, wherein the coupling member is in the form of a helical cutout of a circular cylinder barrel.... Agent:
20130310815 - Fibrin-gel compression device: A compression device is provided which allows anyone to easily uniformly and thinly compress fibrin-gel without damage. A fibrin-gel compression device 1 includes: a first member 10 having a handle part 11 and a pressing convex part 12; and a second member 20 having a handle part 21 and an... Agent: Niigata University
20130310813 - Manipulation device for a medical instrument: A manipulation device for mechanical connection with connection with the proximal end of a shaft, for forming a medical instrument, includes a plurality of retaining devices, wherein each one of the plurality of retaining devices is designed to releasably retain the proximal end of a shaft or the proximal end... Agent:
20130310814 - Medizinisches instrument und verfahren zum zusammensetzen eines medizinischen instruments: A medical instrument includes an outer shaft, a transmitting device arranged for transferring at least a force or torque and a tool having a coupling device for detachable mechanical connection of the tool and a coupling device on the distal end of the outer shaft and having a transferring coupling... Agent:
20130310816 - Device for treating eye tissue: An ophthalmic device (1) for treating eye tissue (7) comprises a light source (2) for generating laser pulses (P), a light projector (60) for focused projection of the laser pulses (P) into the eye tissue (7) and an interferometric measurement system (3) for measuring eye structures. The ophthalmic device (1)... Agent: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems Ag
20130310817 - Devices and methods for tissue treatment across a large surface area: Light sources and methods for spreading a beam of electromagnetic radiation. The light sources include a scattering element with an outlet and an angular-selective element with an inlet spatially disposed between the outlet of the scattering element and an electromagnetic radiation source. The beam enters the inlet traveling in a... Agent: Solta Medical Inc.
20130310818 - Method and apparatus for selective photothermolysis of veins: A system and method are provided that are capable of selectively treating a vein using photothermolysis techniques, where an electromagnetic radiation is applied to tissue containing the vein. The radiation can be selected so that it may be more effectively absorbed by veins as compared to arteries. Thus, unwanted thermal... Agent:
20130310819 - Laser plasma modulator system for endoscopy and endocavitary surgery: An improved system for safe and efficient generation of plasmas and vapors bubbles with continuous wave radiations and low levels of power densities, sufficient to treat medical pathologies and to avoid the creation damage to healthy tissue is provided. Transmission means in different configurations are used to achieve a high... Agent: Biolitec Pharma Marketing Ltd.
20130310820 - Device and method for improved treatment of body lumens: A method/device are disclosed for performing procedures in body lumens using a local energy source, with quantitative information to determine treatment parameters, to accomplish efficient, safe body lumen treatment. In one embodiment, the system comprises a special optical fiber connected to a laser device capable of emitting laser radiation, receiving... Agent:
20130310821 - Apparatus and method for treating a neuromuscular defect: A method is provided for treating a neuromuscular defect in a subject. One step of the method includes locating a target nerve. After locating the target nerve, a treatment probe is provided. The treatment probe includes an elongated body member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion.... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130310822 - Compact delivery pulmonary treatment systems and methods for improving pulmonary function: A pulmonary treatment system includes a compact configuration for delivery to a first airway of a patient. An energy delivery system of the pulmonary treatment system delivers energy to target tissue in or along an airway wall of the first airway to reduce airway resistance in a second airway distal... Agent: Holaira, Inc.
20130310823 - Endovascular catheters and methods for carotid body ablation: Systems, devices, and methods for treating a patient having a sympathetically mediated disease associated at least in part with augmented peripheral chemoreflex or heightened sympathetic activation. The treatments include ablating one or more peripheral chemoreceptors or associated afferent nerves to reduce or remove afferent neural signals from the peripheral chemoreceptor.... Agent:
20130310825 - Irrigated catheter with improved fluid flow: An irrigated catheter with uniform cooling and/or uniform fluid distribution in longitudinally spaced apart elution holes by varying the diameter of a fluid delivery lumen. A number of elution holes are provided in a tip region of a catheter body, and these elution holes are in fluid communication with the... Agent:
20130310824 - System for detecting, actively targeting and selectively treating malignant cells in human body by non-invasive procedure: The embodiments herein provide a system and method for detecting, actively targeting and selectively treating the biological targets in a human body by a non-invasive procedure. The system comprises an electromagnetic inductor supported at a predetermined height and rotated to generate a high frequency magnetic field. A head rest is... Agent:
20130310829 - Ablation catheter system with safety features: A medical system for delivering treatment or therapy to a patient has a kill switch for interrupting the delivery. The kill switch, which can disrupt the delivery directly or can cause an error message to be generated that disrupts the delivery, can be activated by the operator or remotely. In... Agent:
20130310828 - Systems and methods for activating transducers: Transducer-based systems and methods may be configured to display a graphical representation of a transducer-based device, the graphical representation including graphical elements corresponding to transducers of the transducer-based device, and also including between graphical elements respectively associated with a set of the transducers and respectively associated with a region of... Agent: Kardium Inc.
20130310826 - Systems and methods for selecting, activating, or selecting and activating transducers: Transducer-based systems can be configured to display a graphical representation of a transducer-based device, the graphical representation including graphical elements corresponding to transducers of the transducer-based device, and also including between graphical elements respectively associated with a set of the transducers and respectively associated with a region of space between... Agent: Kardium Inc.
20130310827 - Systems and methods for selecting, activating, or selecting and activating transducers: Transducer-based systems can be configured to display a graphical representation of a transducer-based device, the graphical representation including graphical elements corresponding to transducers of the transducer-based device, and also including between graphical elements respectively associated with a set of the transducers and respectively associated with a region of space between... Agent: Kardium Inc.
20130310830 - Probe for directional surgical coagulation with integrated nerve detection and method of use: A cautery apparatus and method are provided that coagulate tissue along a seam and near the ends of the seam. The cautery apparatus and method include a cautery device and an EMG system. When a set of electrodes for the EMG are placed in the lower extremities of a patient,... Agent:
20130310832 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to the shaft and has a pair of first and second jaw members. A jaw insert is operably associated with the first and second jaw members. The jaw insert includes one or... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310831 - Jawed endoscopic instrument for electrosurgery: A jawed endoscopic instrument for electrosurgery is designed as a two-section tool, where one section includes a supporting rod with a fixed jaw portion, the other section a movable jaw portion attached to the supporting rod with the fixed jaw portion with a pin joint. A magnet is inserted in... Agent: Vysoka Skola Banska-technicka Univerzita Ostrava
20130310833 - Methods and devices for access across adjacent tissue layers: Adjacent tissue layers can be accessed using a catheter device with a distal tip having a conductive portion including a first cutting feature and one or more projections extending from the first cutting feature towards an outer diameter of the distal tip. Electrical energy can be supplied to the conductive... Agent:
20130310834 - Devices and methods for cutting tissue: Various medical devices and methods for cutting, evacuating and/or performing work on tissue are provided. The devices and methods may utilize a reciprocating mechanism or motor powered by suction from a vacuum source. The medical devices and methods may be used on tissue in various regions of a patient's body... Agent: Laurimed, LLC
20130310835 - Intramedullary medical devices and methods of manufacture: Intramedullary medical devices (e.g., intramedullary nails) and methods for their use and manufacture are described herein. The intramedullary medical devices described herein may provide sustained compressive forces across a bone fusion site despite bone resorption processes. Through various embodiments, the intramedullary medical devices described herein may provide non-linear force curves... Agent: Medshape Inc.
20130310836 - Pivoting cut guides: The present disclosure provides a cut guide for use in preparation of the distal femur to form the anterior, anterior chamfer, distal, posterior chamfer and posterior facets as well as the intercondylar box cuts utilized to prepare a femoral intercondylar box. To allow for the use of a single cutting... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130310837 - Powered tissue modification devices and methods: A device for modifying tissue in a spine may include: a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion having dimensions which allow it to be passed into an epidural space of the spine and between target and non-target tissues; at least one distal force application... Agent:
20130310838 - Combined measured resection methods and instruments for knee arthroplasty: Described are methods, processes, tools, techniques and/or devices suitable for use in total or partial knee arthroplasty procedures, which can be used to balance the knee and/or allow confirmation of the various gaps in flexion and/or extension prior to resecting the distal and posterior cuts of the femur and/or the... Agent:
20130310839 - Cervical distraction/implant delivery device: Systems for distracting a facet joint and positioning a permanent implant in the joint are disclosed. The implants serve to retain a distracted position of the facet joint which is achieved with positioning of the leading end of a distraction tool in the facet joint and then distracting or enlarging... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
20130310840 - Bone cement mixing and delivery device and method of use: In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a device for mixing and dispensing a bone cement mixture is provided. The device comprises a housing having a chamber configured to contain a first and second bone cement. A plunger including a plunger rod having a piston at a first... Agent:
20130310841 - Femoral sizing devices and procedures for use in knee surgery: The present invention is directed to a femoral sizing device that can be used in knee surgery and to techniques in which this device may prove useful.... Agent: The Brigham And Women's Hospital, Inc.
20130310842 - Installation tool for bone screw: A tool for installing a bone screw in a bone. The tool has a guide wire having an inner end adapted to be seated at the bone at a site where the screw, which is tubular and can fit around and slide along the wire, is to be installed, a... Agent:
20130310843 - Plunger system for intraocular lens surgery: Various systems, apparatuses, and processes may be used for intraocular lens surgery. In particular implementations, a system for intraocular lens surgery may include a shell, a plunger, and a deformable sleeve. The shell may, for example, include an outer wall and an inner wall, wherein the inner wall defines a... Agent:
20130310844 - Circumcision tool: A circumcision tool having an outer jaw having front, rear, and medial blade passage channels; front and rear pluralities of skin fasteners; outer front and outer rear staple inserts releasably holding the front and rear pluralities of skin fasteners within the front and rear blade passage channels; front, rear, and... Agent:
20130310845 - Thrombectomy catheter deployment system: A thrombectomy catheter deployment for operation of a thrombectomy catheter includes a stand alone drive unit and a disposable pump/catheter assembly which is manually placed into a carriage assembly in the drive unit. The pump/catheter assembly has a plurality of preconnected components including tubular structure and a thrombectomy catheter connected... Agent: Medrad, Inc.
20130310846 - Insertion tools and methods for an electrical stimulation implant: In some embodiments, a method includes inserting at least a distal end portion of an insertion tool within a body. The distal end portion of the insertion tool is coupled to an electronic implant having a stimulation portion, a terminal portion and a substantially flexible conductor disposed between the stimulation... Agent: Bioness Inc.
20130310847 - Friction compensation in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus: Devices, systems, and methods for compensate for friction within powered automatic systems, particularly for telesurgery and other telepresence applications. Dynamic friction compensation may comprise applying a continuous load in the direction of movement of a joint, and static friction compensation may comprise applying alternating loads in positive and negative joint... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130310848 - Handle assembly for endoscopic suturing device: A handle assembly for operating an articulatable surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing; an actuation shaft translatably and rotatably supported in the housing; a first trigger supported on the housing and connected to the actuation shaft, the first trigger being configured to translate the actuation shaft to operate... Agent:
20130310849 - Jaw closure mechanism for a surgical clip applier: A jaw closure mechanism for use in a surgical clip applier having first and second jaws movable relative to one another between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position to form a surgical clip about tissue. The jaw closure mechanism includes first and second eccentric wheels rotatably coupled to the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310850 - Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device: A system for closing an aperture in a biological tissue includes at least one clip connected to at least one frame arm and for releasably retaining a surgical implant to the frame arm. The clip includes at least one locking structure for engaging a lock bar. A portion of the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310852 - Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device: A system for closing an aperture in a biological tissue includes an implant deployment device having at least one frame arm. At least one clip is connected to the at least one frame arm and configured to releasably retain a surgical implant to the frame arm. A lock bar including... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310851 - Magnetic clip for implant deployment device: An instrument for deploying a surgical implant includes a handle, a shaft, and a frame arm coupled to the shaft. A magnetic clip system is disposed on the frame arm for releasably retaining a surgical implant to the frame arm. The magnetic clip system includes a clip, a first ferromagnetic... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310854 - Meniscal repair systems and methods: A device for repairing a tear in a portion of tissue comprises a proximal actuator portion, a transfer needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion and a catch needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. A suture needle is disposed in the transfer needle, and is extendable from... Agent: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
20130310853 - Method and apparatus for percutaneous treatment of a blood vessel: Method and apparatus for percutaneous repair of an affected area in a blood vessel.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130310855 - Methods and sutures for continuous surgical suturing: A machine constructed and configured for automatic continuous suturing for reduced or minimized scarring and reduced suturing time, including methods of using the same. A device for continuous suturing. A variety of needles designed and constructed for suturing and more particularly for use with a machine operable for continuous suturing... Agent:
20130310856 - Suture passer guides and related kits and methods: This disclosure relates to suture passer guides and related kits and methods. In certain aspects, a suture passer guide includes an elongate member and a suture positioning member that can be radially extended from a distal end region of the elongate member and rotated relative to the elongate member such... Agent: Coopersurgical, Inc.
20130310857 - Clip for implant deployment device: An instrument for deploying a surgical implant includes a handle, an elongated shaft extending from the handle, and a frame arm. The frame arm includes a clip pair for releasably attaching the surgical implant to the frame arm. The clip pair includes first and second clips operably coupled by a... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310858 - Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device: A system for closing an aperture in a biological tissue includes an implant deployment device having a frame arm, a clip connected to the frame arm, and a lock bar including a protrusion. The protrusion extends away from the frame arm and is configured for selectively holding the clip in... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310859 - Rotational device with inflatable support elements and torque transmitting membrane: A rotational atherectomy device for removing a stenotic tissue from a vessel of a patient is disclosed. The device comprises a rotatable, flexible, hollow drive shaft having a fluid impermeable wall defining a lumen of the drive shaft and, an abrasive element mounted to a distal end portion of the... Agent: Cardio Flow, Inc.
20130310860 - Oral care implement: An oral care implement for cleaning soft oral tissue. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a handle extending along a longitudinal axis; first and second prong members extending from a distal end of the handle; a pad for engaging soft tissue, the pad having... Agent: Colgate-palmolive Company
20130310861 - Retinal instrument: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method of removing scar tissue from an eye that includes inserting a device including an array of micro-rods into an eye, wherein at least one glass micro-rod of the array of glass micro-rods includes a sharp feature; contacting a scar tissue with... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC
20130310862 - Medical apparatus: Liquid is ejected in a pulse-like manner from a nozzle provided at the distal end of a liquid ejection pipe. When the liquid is ejected, moving speed of the nozzle is detected. A driving frequency of a piezoelectric element is increased when the moving speed increase. The driving frequency is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130310863 - Energy based hyperhidrosis treatment: A method and system for energy-based (e.g., ultrasound treatment and/or other modalities) of sweat glands are provided. An exemplary method and system for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be configured in various manners, such as through use of therapy only, therapy and monitoring, imaging and therapy, or therapy, imaging,... Agent: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC
20130310864 - Reusable blade hub assembly: A surgical instrument including a reusable and sterilizable hub assembly and a releasably connectable disposable blade assembly allows multiple reuse of the hub assembly in conjunction with single use disposable blade assemblies.... Agent:
20130310865 - Unknown: A tool for a medical instrument includes an effecting device, a transmission rod, of which the distal end is coupled to the effecting device, for transferring at least either a force or a torque to the effecting device, and a cutting device, which, to cut tissue, is movable in a... Agent:
20130310866 - Surgical handpiece with a compact clutch: A surgical handpiece with a rotating spindle for receiving the coupling head of a surgical attachment or a cutting accessory. A gear train has plural drive heads that simultaneously rotate at different speeds. A clutch assembly has pins that move along the length of the spindle. The clutch assembly sets... Agent: Stryker Corporation
20130310867 - Single-puncture lancing system: A lancing mechanism is adapted to move between resting, cocking and puncture positions and comprises a lancet holder, a shaft, at least one spring and a mass. The shaft is attached to the lancet holder and has an enlarged end opposite the lancet holder. The spring surrounds at least a... Agent: Bayer Healthcare LLC
20130310868 - Endovascular devices and methods for exploiting intramural space: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes providing a first intravascular device having a distal portion with a concave side, inserting... Agent: Bridgepoint Medical, Inc.
20130310869 - Methods and devices for soft tissue dissection: A differential dissecting instrument for differentially dissecting complex tissue is disclosed. The differential dissecting instrument comprises a handle and an elongate member having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is connected to the handle. The differential dissecting instrument comprises a differential dissecting member configured to... Agent: Physcient, Inc.
20130310870 - Balloon dilation catheter having transition from coaxial lumens to non-coaxial multiple lumens: A shaft for a balloon dilation catheter comprises a proximal portion wherein a guidewire tubular member is disposed coaxially within an outer tubular member, a shaft transitional portion, wherein the guidewire member is disposed within the outer member, with at least one distal tubular member not present in the proximal... Agent:
20130310871 - Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty device with integral embolic filter: A percutaneous transluminal angioplasty device includes an embolic filter mounted to the catheter shaft at a location distal to the angioplasty balloon. Thus the filter can be down-stream from the blockage and can be properly positioned to capture embolic particles that may be set loose into the blood stream as... Agent:
20130310872 - Portable pneumatic abdominal aortic compression system: A portable pneumatic abdominal aortic tourniquet for occlusion of the abdominal descending aorta to restrict blood supply to a non-compressible arterial hemorrhage in the abdominal region. The tourniquet comprising an adjustable waist strap for securing around an abdomen; a directed air bladder mounted to the waist strap having a generally... Agent:
20130310873 - Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus: Multilayer structures including a porous layer and a non-porous layer are useful as buttresses when associated with a surgical stapling apparatus.... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310875 - Apparatus and methods for attaching soft tissue to bone: Suture anchors and methods for using the suture anchors for attaching soft tissue, such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles, to bone are disclosed herein. A suture anchor for attaching soft tissue to bone includes a catheter having an elongated shaft with a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal... Agent: Illuminoss Medical, Inc.
20130310874 - Closure device and method for tissue repair: A method of closing a tissue wound includes providing a wound closure device having a first anchor, a second anchor, and a flexible member movably attached to the second anchor, positioning the first anchor against tissue, passing the flexible member across the wound, positioning the second anchor against tissue, and... Agent:
20130310877 - Device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column: A device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column, particularly for stabilizing broken vertebrae, includes a supporting implant which is plastically expandable by internal pressure. The supporting implant can be placed into the interior of a vertebral body which has been fractured under compression or between adjacent vertebral bodies. A... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20130310876 - Method for securing vertebrae: A method of fixing vertebrae of a patient together at a surgical site includes the following steps: inserting a first cannula (10) into the body (130) of the patient; moving a first fastener (624) through the cannula (10) and securing the first fastener (624) to a first vertebrae (601); moving... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
20130310878 - Cervical distraction/implant delivery device: Systems for distracting a facet joint and positioning a permanent implant in the joint are disclosed. The implants serve to retain a distracted position of the facet joint which is achieved with positioning of the leading end of a distraction tool in the facet joint and then distracting or enlarging... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
20130310879 - Cerclage system for bone: Method of stabilizing a sternum with a fastening member defining a plurality of cleats. In the method, the fastening member may be disposed on a sternum having a discontinuity, with the fastening member spanning the discontinuity and the cleats contacting the sternum. The fastening member may be arranged with a... Agent:
20130310880 - Distractor device including multiple diameter internal post and related methods: A distractor device (10) may include a tubular body (13) being internally threaded (19), a first foot plate (11) extending from the tubular body, and an internal post (14) in the tubular body. The internal post may include a first portion (16) having a first diameter being externally threaded (26)... Agent:
20130310881 - Anti-backout mechanism for orthopedic devices: Disclosed embodiments relate to a fastener operable to be received into an opening defined in a plate. The fastener may include a modular sleeve having an actuatable mechanism operable to prevent the rotation of the fastener relative to the plate. The modular sleeve may be moved from a non-actuated first... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
20130310882 - Self-drilling self-tapping bone screw: A self-drilling, self-tapping bone screw includes a body having a head at one end and a cutting end at an opposite end, the cutting end having a generally flat cutting surface supporting two symmetrical cutting edges which extend from the longitudinal centerline to diametrically opposed thread start points. A recess... Agent: Surgical Screw Concepts, LLC.
20130310883 - Expandable bone fixation element: A threaded bone fastener including a threaded shank, a head extending from the shank, one or more expandable elements, each having a distal end or a proximal end pivotally attached to the shank, the expandable elements being expandable radially outwards from the shank and contractible radially inwards towards the shank,... Agent:
20130310885 - Securing device to secure fixation devices to bone portions: The present invention discloses a securing device that is used to secure a fixation device to two bone portions to promote healing between the two bone portions. The bone portions commonly include a skull bone portion and a skull bone flap or implant, and the fixation device is commonly a... Agent:
20130310884 - Surgical assembly: A surgical assembly has a first section having a first hole with a smallest diameter and a second section having a threaded second hole with a minor thread diameter smaller than the smallest diameter of the first hole. The first hole encloses a center axis of the second hole and... Agent: Stryker Trauma Sa
20130310886 - Suprapatellar system and method: Suprapatellar systems, system components, and methods of operating on a tibial fracture of a patient are disclosed. A method can include making an incision proximal to a patella of a knee joint, forming an operation space, and inserting a portion of a retractor in the operation space to define an... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.11/14/2013 > 98 patent applications in 59 patent subcategories.
20130304041 - Handling device for a medical instrument: A handling device for a medical instrument includes a main body with a coupling for releasable mechanical connection to a proximal end of an outer shaft, a first actuation device movable relative to the main body, a second actuation device movable relative to the main body, a first coupling device... Agent:
20130304042 - Instrument tip assembly having self-threading back hub: A actuating instrument including an instrument tip assembly having a yoke attachment thread. The actuating instrument also includes an actuator having an actuating shaft. The actuating shaft is provided with a first thread within the actuating shaft and a second thread provided on the actuating shaft. Further, the first thread... Agent:
20130304046 - Semi-automated ophthalmic photocoagulation method and apparatus: A method of performing therapy on target tissue in a patient's eye of an embodiment uses an ophthalmic treatment system having a light source for producing treatment light and a delivery system for delivering the treatment light to the patient's eye. The method includes steps of: obtaining a sample treatment... Agent:
20130304043 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, and inner bore of the handle, an actuation lever of the handle, a housing tube, and an optic fiber disposed within the inner bore of the handle and the housing tube. The housing tube may have a first housing tube portion having... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
20130304044 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, a wire having a pre-formed curve, and an optic fiber disposed within the housing tube and an inner bore of the handle. The housing tube may include a first housing tube portion having... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
20130304045 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, an optic fiber, and an optic fiber sleeve. The housing tube may have a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness. The... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
20130304047 - Ablation targeting nerves in or near the inferior vena cava and/or abdominal aorta for treatment of hypertension: A method for the treatment of a patient for the purpose of lowering blood pressure and/or treating other medical conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias. A catheter having an ablation element is placed inside the body of a patient and is directed to a targeted location either on in the abdominal... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.
20130304048 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an actuation lever of the handle, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
20130304055 - Apparatus for evaluating the integrity of a uterine cavity: Methods, systems and devices for evaluating the integrity of a uterine cavity. A method comprises introducing transcervically a probe into a patient's uterine cavity, providing a flow of a fluid (e.g., CO2) through the probe into the uterine cavity and monitoring the rate of the flow to characterize the uterine... Agent:
20130304057 - Electrosurgical devices with choke shorted to biological tissue: A device for directing energy to tissue includes a feedline and a radiating portion electrically coupled to the feedline. The radiating portion includes a distal radiating section and a proximal radiating section. The feedline includes an inner conductor, an outer conductor and a first dielectric material disposed therebetween. The device... Agent:
20130304054 - Methods and apparatus for performing renal neuromodulation via catheter apparatuses having inflatable balloons: Methods and apparatus are provided for non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Apparatus may be positioned within a body lumen of a patient and may deliver energy at a first lengthwise and angular position to create a less-than-full circumferential treatment zone at the first position. The apparatus also may... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
20130304050 - Methods of treating cancerous tissue: In one aspect, methods of treating cancerous tissue are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of treating cancerous tissue comprises inducing necrotic cell death in cancer stem cells in vivo during hyperthermic treatment of the tissue, wherein inducing necrotic cell death comprises positioning nanoparticles adjacent to the cancer stem... Agent:
20130304052 - Renal nerve modulation devices: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a renal nerve modulation device. The renal nerve modulation device may include an elongate shaft. A balloon may be coupled to the shaft. The balloon may have a hydrophilic electrode region. A... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130304049 - System and method for directing energy to tissue: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical power generating source, an energy applicator operably associated with the electrosurgical power generating source, a processor unit, and a data acquisition module configured to receive a reflected signal. The processor unit is disposed in operative communication with the data acquisition module and adapted to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130304056 - Targeted cooling of deployable microwave antenna: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for the treatment of tissue with microwave energy, The devices and methods disclosed herein utilize an antenna assembly which includes an elongate member, an outer conductor, an inner conductor, at least a portion of which is deployable, and a cooling system. The... Agent:
20130304053 - Tissue treatment apparatus with functional mechanical stimulation and methods for reducing pain during tissue treatments: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with... Agent:
20130304051 - Transseptal needle apparatus: In various examples, an apparatus includes a needle cannula including a proximal end and a distal end The needle cannula includes a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. A handle is disposed at the proximal end of the needle cannula. An electrocautery receiver is associated with... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20130304062 - Catheter with helical end section for vessel ablation: A catheter includes an elongated body, a distal assembly with a shape-memory member defining a generally helical form, and a control handle. The control handle may be adapted to actuate a deflection puller wire for deflecting a portion of the elongated body and a contraction wire for contracting the generally... Agent: Biosense Webster (irael), Ltd.
20130304065 - Enhanced medical device for use in bodily cavities, for example an atrium: Systems, methods, and devices allow intravascular or percutaneous mapping, orientation or ablation, or combinations thereof in bodily cavities or lumens. A device includes a plurality of elongate members which are moveable between an unexpanded configuration, a bent or coiled stack configuration and an expanded or fanned configuration. The elongate members... Agent:
20130304064 - Methods and apparatus for performing renal neuromodulation via catheter apparatuses having inflatable balloons: Methods and apparatus are provided for non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Apparatus may be positioned within a body lumen of a patient and may deliver energy at a first lengthwise and angular position to create a less-than-full circumferential treatment zone at the first position. The apparatus also may... Agent:
20130304063 - Micro-invasive medical instrument: A medical instrument includes an outer shaft, a manipulation device at the proximal end of the outer shaft, a tool at the distal end of the outer shaft, with a first effecting device for a first function and a second effecting device for a second function, a first transmission device... Agent:
20130304059 - Modular surgical instrument with contained electrical or mechanical systems: A surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft module and a handle module selectively separable from one another. The elongated shaft module includes an elongated shaft member and a pair of jaw members supported at a distal end of the elongated shaft member, at least one of the jaw members moveable... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130304061 - Multi-electrode catheter assemblies for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods: Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed to a treatment device having a multi-electrode array configured to be delivered to a renal blood vessel. The array is selectively transformable between a delivery... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
20130304058 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes a housing defining a window and having an outer shaft extending therefrom. An end effector assembly disposed at a distal end of the outer shaft includes first and second jaw members including distal portions and proximal portions and movable between spaced-apart and approximated positions. An inner shaft... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130304060 - Systems and methods for endometrial ablation: A device for endometrial ablation having an elongated shaft with a working end comprising an expandable-contractable frame, a complaint energy-delivery surface carried by the frame, the surface and the frame being configured to engage against the interior of a patient's uterine cavity when the working end is inserted into the... Agent: Minerva Surgical, Inc.
20130304066 - Apparatus for activating an electrosurgical vessel sealing instrument having an electrical cutting mechanism: An electrosurgical forceps is provided and includes a housing, a shaft and a pair of opposing first and second jaw members. Each jaw member including a pair of spaced apart, electrically conductive tissue sealing surfaces adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the tissue sealing surfaces... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130304067 - Dynamic bone fracture plates: A bone fracture plate assembly including female and male plate portions. The female plate portion has a post, a female dovetail, and an extending aim with a group of ratchet teeth. The male plate portion has two upstanding posts, a male dovetail for coupling to the female dovetail so that... Agent:
20130304068 - Surgical instrument for a technique for attaching bone fragments using a cannulated screw: The present invention relates to a surgical instrument for a technique for attaching bone fragments using a cannulated screw, the implantation of which is guided by a pin. The instrument (1) comprises: (i) a central channel (5) defining a longitudinal axis (6), enabling the slidable and rotatable insertion of said... Agent: D.l.p.
20130304069 - Rotary oscillating bone, cartilage, and disk removal tool assembly: A bone, cartilage, and disk removal tool assembly is provided with a motor mounted in a housing. A spindle is mounted for rotation to the housing. A rack-and-pinion mechanism is operably driven by the motor and connected to the spindle to oscillate the spindle for providing a rotary oscillating cutting... Agent:
20130304070 - Reciprocating surgical instrument: A surgical rasping and/or shaving system functions in multiple orthopedic applications, including but not limited to shoulder, knee, hip, wrist, ankle, spinal, or other joint procedures. The system may comprise a tissue removal member with a rasping and/or shaving head which may be low profile and offer a flat cutting/rasping/shaving... Agent:
20130304137 - Device and a method for implanting a spinous process fixation device: The disclosure provides a device to facilitate the insertion and attachment of an implant that includes a barrel assembly and a plate assembly in an interspinous space. The device comprises a main body, a first arm that is configured to hold the barrel assembly, and a second arm that is... Agent:
20130304138 - Internal joint stabilizer device, system and method of use: A stabilization device is provided including an axle and a portion that can be affixed to a bone. The device is used to stabilize a joint while allowing motion of the joint along its natural trajectory and it is placed internally in order to prevent pin tract problems. Additionally, methods... Agent:
20130304071 - Adjustable femoral resection guide: A chamfer resection guide assembly for effecting chamfer cuts into a resected distal surface of a femur in connection with a distal total knee implant has an anchor member configured for anterior referencing of the chamfer cuts, a block member including one or more cutting guide slots for guiding a... Agent:
20130304072 - Prosthetic acetabular cup inserter and impactor: A prosthetic acetabular cup inserter and impactor has an expandable annular cup engaging element to engage the inner surface of a cup to be inserted in the acetabulum. An expander is provided for expanding the cup engaging element which is connected to one end of a handle via a hollow... Agent:
20130304073 - Surgical slap hammer: A slap hammer including an adjustable striking member and a releasable retaining mechanism for releasably retaining a sliding weight is disclosed. One described slap hammer comprises a guide rod having a first end and a second end; a striking member coupled to the second end of the guide rod and... Agent:
20130304074 - Surgical device for bending an implant and implant system comprising the device: A surgical device for bending an implant is described. The device comprises first and second mould members adapted to at least partially receive the implant between them, wherein the mould members are shaped in three dimensions in accordance with one or more cranio-facial features. The device further comprises an actuation... Agent: Stryker Leibinger Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130304075 - Measuring and guiding device for reconstruction surgery: The present invention discloses a measuring and guiding device for reconstruction surgery. The measuring and guiding device includes: a pair of rotary aims, a connector, and a pair of fixators. Each rotary arm includes: a first shaft, a first joint body and a second joint body. The pair of rotary... Agent: National Central University
20130304076 - Surgical instrument with high contrast marking and method of marking a surgical instrument: A surgical instrument comprising a symbol formed in or on a smooth surface surrounding the symbol, wherein the symbol comprises a plurality of angled surfaces over at least part of the area of the symbol, wherein the angled surfaces define a plurality of parallel ridges and grooves in the symbol.... Agent: Depuy (ireland)
20130304077 - Method and device for inserting an intraocular lens: An injector for inserting an intraocular lens into an eye includes a lumen. The lumen can include a terminal portion at a distal end and a proximal portion juxtaposed with the terminal portion. An injector plunger can be disposed within the lumen for generating a driving force on the intraocular... Agent:
20130304078 - System for storing, shipping and injecting ocular devices: A shipping system for a medical device, such as implantable lens for an eye, is provided that may be reconfigured from a shipping mode into an injection mode without manually handling the contained lens or other device. Upon manufacture, a lens may be placed within the system assembly in the... Agent: Lenstec Barbados Inc.
20130304079 - Method for labeling a living organism: The present invention provides a method for labeling a living organism by laser engraving, the method comprising fixing the living organism to a fixation device, coating whole or a part of body surface of the living organism with a paint operable to react with a laser; and reacting the paint... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130304080 - Cesarean delivery incision template: The Cesarean Delivery Incision Template is made of a transparent pliable material that easily conforms to the patient's body. Once in place, the surgeon can either use a marking pen to draw a line where the incision it to be placed or run a scalpel along the template to make... Agent:
20130304081 - Obstetric vacuum extractor: An obstetric vacuum extractor (20) comprises a cylinder (22) communicating with a cup (26), and a handle (46) connected to a piston (38) via an extensible bias element (52) to evacuate the cup. The bias element permits relative movement between the handle and the piston. The bias element limits force... Agent: Monty Medical Limited
20130304082 - Systems and methods for removing undesirable material within a circulaton system utilizing a balloon catheter: A system for removing an undesirable material from within a vessel is provided. The system includes a cannula designed for maneuvering within a blood vessel to a site of interest and applying a suction force, such that the undesirable material can be captured and removed along the cannula away from... Agent:
20130304087 - Manipulator: A manipulator, such as for use in medical procedures, is provided. The manipulator includes a body and a first actuator system connected to the body at a first attachment point and capable of moving the first attachment point with at least three degrees of freedom. A second actuator system is... Agent: Microdexterity Systems, Inc.
20130304084 - Mechanical manipulator for surgical instruments: A novel mechanical system, based on a new cable driven mechanical transmission, able to provide sufficient dexterity, stiffness, speed, precision and payload capacity to actuate multi-DOF micro-manipulators. Besides the possibility of being used in several articulated surgical instruments and robotic systems for surgery or other applications involving remote manipulation, it... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)
20130304083 - Medical instrument with bendable shaft: An articulation device for a medical instrument includes a coupling for releasable mechanical connection of the articulation device to a tool or to the distal end of a shaft, a locking device on the coupling for locking the mechanical connection, and an articulation, which enables the coupling to be angled... Agent:
20130304086 - Robotic arms dlus for performing surgical tasks: Disposable loading units (DLUs) configured for mounting to a robotic arm for performing at least one surgical task are presented. Each DLU includes an attachment platform having at least one connector for engaging at least one connector on a distal end of the robotic arm for connecting the DLU to... Agent:
20130304085 - Robotic system for engaging a fastener with body tissue: An improved apparatus and method of securing body tissue may be performed with a robotic mechanism. The robotic mechanism may be utilized to tension a suture with a predetermined force and urge a suture retainer toward body tissue with a predetermined force. Ultrasonic vibratory energy may be transmitted to the... Agent:
20130304088 - Dermatome with ultrasonic cutting blade: A dermatome assembly is operable to harvest a skin graft and includes an ultrasonic dermatome and a power supply. The ultrasonic dermatome includes a body and an ultrasonic blade assembly mounted in the body. The blade assembly includes a frequency generator and a cutting horn powered by the frequency generator.... Agent:
20130304090 - Methods of use of follicular unit harvesting tools for severing connective tissue: Devices and methods are disclosed which provide for harvesting hair follicular units, including severing any remaining connective tissue strands during the harvesting process, so that the harvested follicular units are retained in the harvesting tool without being damaged. The devices and methods of the present invention are especially useful with... Agent:
20130304089 - Perylenequinone derivatives and uses thereof: The present invention relates to compounds which are perylenequinone derivatives, their stereoisomers and atropisomers. These compounds can be particularly useful as photosensitizers or sononsensitizers in photodynamic or sonodynamic therapy. The invention also relates to various methods for using these compounds in photodynamic and/or sonodynamic therapy. The compounds also are useful... Agent:
20130304092 - Applicator instruments for dispensing surgical fasteners during open repair procedures: An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing, a firing system disposed in the housing and being moveable in distal and proximal directions along a first axis, and an elongated shaft extending from the housing, the elongated shaft having a proximal section and a distal section that is... Agent:
20130304091 - Applicator instruments having distal end caps for facilitating the accurate placement of surgical fasteners during open repair procedures: An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing, a firing system disposed in the housing, an actuator coupled with the housing for actuating the firing system, an elongated shaft extending from the housing, the elongated shaft having an outer diameter, and a cap secured to the distal end... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.
20130304093 - Devices and methods for termination: Devices and methods for locking and/or cutting tethers during a tissue modification procedure are described. In some variations, a tether may be used to tighten or compress tissue by bringing two pieces or sections of the tissue together. The tether, which may be under tension, may be locked to maintain... Agent: Guided Delivery Systems Inc.
20130304095 - Bushing arm deformation mechanism: A medical device includes (a) a capsule including a lumen extending therethrough, a proximal end of the capsule including at least one window extending therethrough; (b) a bushing including a channel extending therethrough, a distal end including at least one arm extending distally therefrom such that a corresponding one of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130304094 - Endoscopic implant system and method: Disclosed is a system for endoscopically implanting a medical implant, including an anchor, within a body cavity such as adjacent the gastroesophageal junction in a human stomach. The system includes one or more anchors positionable within one or more openings formed in tissue within the body cavity, such as cutouts... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130304096 - Fascial closure suture device: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a device and method for suturing the fascia or other tissue in a patient. The device includes a first arm and a second arm pivotally coupled to one another and housing a spring-based lever system that is configured to frictionally hold... Agent:
20130304097 - Surgical stapling apparatus: A surgical device includes a loading unit having proximal and distal portions. The proximal portion of the loading unit is configured to be attached to an actuation apparatus. The surgical device further includes a flexible shaft interconnecting the proximal portion and the distal portion of the loading unit. Additionally, the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130304099 - Method and device for the fixation of a tendon graft: A fixation device for securing a transplant in a bone tunnel, having a strap with a plurality of protrusions disposed along its length, a fastening member with an aperture therein for passing the strap, and a connection element disposed at a distal end of the strap for engaging a transplant... Agent:
20130304098 - Silk medical device for use in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction: A three-dimensional fabric structure in a form of a pocket for use in a breast reconstruction surgical procedure such as single-stage or two-stage breast reconstruction. The silk scaffold employs a knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability of the mesh or scaffold device, especially when the mesh... Agent:
20130304101 - Anastomosis sheath and method of use: The invention relates a sheath that is affixed to a body lumen, proximal to an anastomosis site. The sheath includes a sleeve defining a passage. A grasping structure is positioned distally of the distal opening of the sheath to facilitate elongation of the sleeve from a first length to a... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130304100 - Device and method for anastomosis: A device for anastomosis of a tubular structure comprises first and second hollow members having a rigid part and an elastic part, and a connection member for interlocking the first and second members. The elastic parts are essentially circular rings, and are made of a polymeric, a biocompatible and/or biodegradable... Agent:
20130304102 - Methods and apparatus for stimulating stretch receptors in the vasculature: Stimulation of a stretch receptor response to the cardiac cycle is enhanced by constraining a region of a blood vessel wall upstream and/or downstream of a baroreceptor. The constraint may be external or internal and will typically be effected using a circumferential restraint placed over or within the blood vessel.... Agent: Vascular Dynamics, Inc.
20130304103 - Device and method for removing earwax: The present invention describes an earwax removal device having varying structures to provide different earwax removal capabilities. In all designs, the overall contour of the earwax-extracting member resembles the dimensions of the external auditory canal and is flexible enough to conform to it during insertion. Each engages and collects wax... Agent:
20130304104 - Liquid injection device: A liquid injection device includes: a chamber which supply of the liquid and connects with the injection nozzle; a chamber volume varying unit to which driving voltage is applied to reduce the volume of the chamber to a volume smaller than the volume of the chamber before the driving voltage... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130304105 - Grasping treatment device: A grasping treatment device includes a first sheath section, a second sheath section including a bending cylindrical section, and a rotating transmitting portion configured to rotate to allow a grasping section and the first sheath section to rotate in one of periaxial directions of a longitudinal axis with respect to... Agent:
20130304106 - Steerable endoluminal punch: A transseptal punch with a steering mechanism within the punch, such that punch can be steered and deflected within a guide catheter during delivery, to avoid skiving of the guide catheter inner wall by passage of the punch tip through the guide catheter. The punch can be advanced through a... Agent: Indian Wells Medical, Inc.
20130304107 - Method and devices for flow occlusion during device exchanges: Methods and devices for maintaining vascular access and/or minimizing bleeding during percutaneous interventions. The method can include advancing an access wire through a previously placed access catheter in a contralateral femoral artery to position an inflatable balloon on the access wire in a vascular access sheath located in an ipsilateral... Agent:
20130304108 - Systems and apparatus for treating blood vessels and related methods: The present disclosure is directed to a system for treating a blood vessel including a blood vessel lumen defined by a blood vessel wall, the blood vessel lumen being at least partially obstructed. The system may include a shaft assembly including an orienting element. The system may also include a... Agent:
20130304110 - Stretch resistant therapeutic device: A vasoocclusive coil is reinforced with a stretch resistant member to improve safety during retraction of the coil. The stretch resistant member is fixedly attached at one end to the vasoocclusive coil, and the other end of the stretch resistant member is detachably mounted to an elongated pusher member to... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20130304109 - Systems and methods for enclosing an anatomical opening, including coil-tipped aneurysm devices: The present disclosure describes implantable therapeutic devices and methods for endovascular placement of devices at a target site, such as an opening at a neck of an aneurysm. In particular, selected embodiments of the present technology comprise a coil loop, or tip, on a portion of the implantable device. The... Agent:
20130304111 - Anti-embolic device and method: A device for use in preventing stroke is provided. The device may include an expandable member that expands from a non-expanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The expandable member is located at a neck of a patient. An associated method is provided.... Agent:
20130304112 - Apparatus and method for altering the arterial pulse waveform of a body: An apparatus and method for altering reflected arterial pulse of a body is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a belt having a compression member arranged to apply a pressure to the body, the belt being arranged to be positioned such that the compression member applies the pressure to one of at... Agent: Healthstats International Pte Ltd.
20130304113 - Disposable venous tourniquets and methods of use: A disposable tourniquet and its method of use is disclosed. The tourniquet is in the form of a band formed of a thin flexible, non-stretchable material and has releasable securable means, e.g., a pressure sensitive adhesive. The tourniquet is arranged to be wrapped around the patient's limb, tightened and locked... Agent: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center And Research Institute, Inc.
20130304116 - Plug: The fixed valve and the attachable and detachable valve are connected to each other via a connecting band, and both are integrally made of elastomer. A frame body is constituted of a rigid body made of plastic. A flange and a receiving portion are formed on an upper portion of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130304114 - Surgical forceps including blade safety mechanism: A forceps includes first and second jaw members and at least one handle movable between an open position and a closed position for moving the jaw members between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position. A ratchet mechanism includes first and second ratchet components configured to engage one another upon... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130304115 - Treatment tool: A treatment tool includes a long shaft member, a pair of grasping members installed at a distal end portion of the long shaft member, a driving force transmission member connected to the pair of grasping member, a driving manipulation member, and a switch unit having a first sliding section and... Agent:
20130304117 - Medical device: A medical device is configured to prevent a member attached to the distal end of an operation wire passing through a catheter from dropping out from an operation wire. The medical device includes an operation wire which passes through a catheter and which is advanceable and retractable toward the axial... Agent:
20130304118 - Devices and methods for vascular closure: Devices and methods for vascular closure are disclosed. The invention may be an apparatus having a first catheter comprising a first balloon lumen and a support balloon in pneumatic communication with the first balloon lumen, a sheath having a hood portion, a second catheter comprising a second balloon lumen and... Agent: University Of Rochester
20130304119 - Implantable graft to close a fistula: An implantable graft, which may be inserted into a fistula tract to occlude the primary opening of the fistula, is provided. To prevent unintentional displacement of the graft or extrusion of the graft from the fistula of a patient, the graft may be provided with a cap that extends laterally... Agent:
20130304120 - Method and apparatus for soft tissue attachment: An anchor assembly for retaining a graft in an anatomy. The anchor assembly includes an anchor body, a flexible connector, and a graft holding member. The anchor body includes a first connector bore defined by the anchor body. The flexible connector extends through the first connector bore. The graft holding... Agent:
20130304121 - Teething products: Teething products for infants and small children having massaging follicles that contact oral surfaces to soothe and comfort the user.... Agent:
20130304122 - Soother-like article for medical purposes: A medical article resembling a soother has a teat portion for insertion into a baby's mouth and a mouth shield portion adapted to fit over the baby's face around the mouth and serving in use to limit the extent of insertion of the teat portion into the baby's mouth. The... Agent:
20130304123 - Anterior cervical plate: An anterior cervical includes a plate portion for stabilizing a human or animal spine by being placed ventrally of the spinal column and affixed to two or more different vertebral bodies, and plurality of fastening portions adapted to be anchored in the different vertebral bodies. At least one of the... Agent: Spinewelding Ag
20130304124 - System and method for vertebral body plating: A spinal plating system for vertebral fixation includes a plate, a compression screw, multiple fixation members and polyaxially adjustable locking rings. The plate is shaped to conform to the curvature of the spine and the surfaces of the vertebral bodies. The compression screw fits through an insert, and together they... Agent: Stryker Spine
20130304125 - Interspinous process device and method: A system for surgically coupling the spinous processes includes a first plate, a second plate, a pair of semi-rigid guide members, and a coupler. The first plate engages with a first lateral side of the spinous processes. The pair of semi-rigid guide members attaches to the first plate for inserting... Agent:
20130304126 - Anchoring systems and methods for correcting spinal deformities: Spinal anchoring methods and devices are provided that are effective to correct spinal deformities while allowing some flexibility to the spinal. In particular, the methods and devices allow a spinal fixation element to mate to several adjacent vertebrae to maintain the vertebrae at a fixed distance relative to one another,... Agent:
20130304127 - Pedicle screw assembly and dynamic spinal stabilization devices incorporating the pedicle screw assembly: A dynamic spinal stabilization device for the treatment of high-grade spinal disorders is disclosed herein. The dynamic spinal stabilization device includes two or more screw assemblies, each of which include a pedicle screw and a head socket containing a curved internal track that limits the range of motion and center... Agent: Colorado State University Research Foundation
20130304128 - Iliac connector, connector head, spinal fixation system and method of stabilizing a spine: An inventive iliac connector comprises a connector head (1) and a connecting rod (2) for connecting a sacrum (S) or a spine (SP) to an ilium (I). The connector head (1) has a first hole (15) for holding a spinal rod (3) and a second hole (16) for holding the... Agent:
20130304129 - Surgical hook including flow path: A hook for attaching a surgical rod to a vertebra includes a rod-receiving portion, a base portion, and a tip portion. The rod-receiving portion includes a pair of side walls that form a channel for receiving the surgical rod. The base portion extends distally from the rod-receiving portion and includes... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20130304130 - Tool system for dynamic spinal implants: A tool set for implanting bone screws in a human spine, followed by the implantation of a longitudinal connecting member into the bone screws includes a pair of independently mountable and manipulatable elongate guide tools that form a unitary tool guide when desired. Each guide tool includes attachment structure for... Agent:
20130304131 - Methods for percutaneously extending an existing spinal construct: Methods and techniques for adding an additional spinal construct in a patient are disclosed. In one arrangement the additional spinal construct extends an existing spinal construct ipsilaterally with an inline rod connector in a minimally invasive or preferably, percutaneous procedure. In another arrangement, the ipsilateral extension of an existing spinal... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20130304132 - Variable angle locking screw: A method of mounting a base plate to a biologic material comprising inserting and retaining a threaded nut within a first through hole of a base plate, wherein the first hole is at least partially defined by an interior circumferential wall and the threaded nut comprises a cylindrical inner wall... Agent:
20130304134 - Biodegradable implant and fabrication method thereof: The present invention can suitably be used even in a site where hydrogen gas is metabolized slowly, such as the osseous tissue. Provided is a biodegradable implant including a biodegradable magnesium member formed of a magnesium alloy and coating layers that coat the biodegradable magnesium member, thereby reducing the degradation... Agent:
20130304133 - Cable anchor systems and methods: The cable system includes a cable, cable anchors and/or cable crimps. The cable anchors and cable crimps have mounting holes that are used to secure the cable anchors and cable crimps to bones of patients with bone screws. Once the cable anchors and/or cable crimps are attached to the bone,... Agent:
20130304135 - System for inserting a pin into a screw: System for inserting an augmentation pin into an augmentation screw, comprising a pin inserter with an axial through-bore and a lateral opening, a pin-magazine with a pin-retainer for an augmentation pin, wherein the pin-magazine may be placed in the lateral opening of the pin-inserter and an augmentation pin in the... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20130304136 - Frangible fixing screw: The invention relates to a screw, particularly for attaching a superstructure to an intra-osseous implant. The extends along a longitudinal axis and comprises a head and a thread. The head comprises a bearing surface configured to cooperate with a bearing surface of the superstructure to hold the superstructure in position.... Agent: Zda Zirconia Developpement & Applications11/07/2013 > 122 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories.
20130296834 - Device for laser-aided eye surgery: A device for laser-aided eye surgery comprising a patient table, as well as at least one laser system with a laser treatment head for emission of a focused laser beam onto an eye of a patient to be treated on the table. The laser system comprises an operation microscope with... Agent: Wavelight Gmbh
20130296835 - Multiple wavelength laser workstation: Lasers capable of lasing at least two wavelengths are provided having a lasing medium which is capable of lasing at a first wavelength and at a second wavelength. Also provided are laser workstations having two lasers driven by a single electronics drive system in which a single energy storage network... Agent:
20130296836 - System and method of pre-aortic ganglion ablation: A method of modulating a physiological parameter of a patient is provided. The method includes disabling one or more pre-aortic ganglion cells within a pre-aortic ganglion and improving the physiological parameter. The method further includes destroying a pre-aortic ganglion cell to prevent regeneration.... Agent: Enigma Medical, Inc.
20130296837 - Cyrogenic treatment systems: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing... Agent:
20130296838 - Inductively heated multi-mode surgical tool: Thermal, Electrosurgical and Mechanical modalities may be combined in a surgical tool. Potentially damaging effects in a first modality may be minimized by using a secondary modality. In one example, thermal hemostasis may thus help electrosurgical applications avoid the adverse tissue effects associated with hemostatic monopolar electrosurgical waveforms while retaining... Agent:
20130296839 - Detection of microbubble formation during catheter ablation: A method and system for detecting microbubble formation during a radiofrequency ablation procedure. The method includes measuring an impedance of a pair of electrodes, at least one electrode in the pair of electrodes being coupled to a treatment assembly of a medical device. Radiofrequency ablation energy is transmitted between the... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20130296843 - Electrosurgical device for cutting and coagulating: An apparatus for operating on tissue comprises a first arm, a second arm, a firing beam, a lockout feature, and a scissor grip portion. The first and second arms include first and second jaws, respectively. The jaws each include a respective electrode operable to deliver bipolar RF energy to tissue.... Agent:
20130296842 - Endoscopic surgical instrument: What is disclosed is an endoscopic surgical instrument with a hose-shaped outside jacket, in which a likewise hose-shaped inside jacket is supported relatively displaceable, on whose distal end section a sleeve or shaft-shaped instrument head is formed or mounted. In the instrument head is fixed a needle-shaped RF electrode electrically-insulated,... Agent:
20130296841 - Peripheral switching device for microwave energy platforms: An electrosurgical system is provided and includes a power source, a microwave applicator, a switching mechanism and a controller. The power source is configured to generate microwave energy. The microwave applicator is configured to deliver microwave energy from the power source to tissue. The switching mechanism includes a housing having... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130296844 - Rf energy delivery system and method: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the ablation of tissue. A steerable ablation catheter can include one or more ablation elements at its distal end and one or more ablation elements fixedly attached to its shaft. The distal end of the ablation catheter can be deflected to assume a... Agent:
20130296840 - Systems and methods for detecting tissue contact during ablation: Systems and methods for assessing tissue contact, including positioning an electrode adjacent a tissue region; delivering radiofrequency energy to the electrode, wherein the delivered radiofrequency energy is sufficient to ablate at least a portion of the tissue region; obtaining a plurality of impedance measurements from the electrode during the delivery... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20130296845 - Automatic ablation tracking: A method for performing a medical procedure includes bringing a probe into contact with an organ in a body of a patient. A map of the organ is displayed, and the location of the probe relative to the map is tracked. A therapy is applied via the probe at multiple... Agent:
20130296846 - System and method for electrosurgical conductive gas cutting for improving eschar, sealing vessels and tissues: An electrosurgical method and device for simultaneously cutting and coagulating tissue with an electrosurgical device having an electrode and a channel wherein said channel has a port near a proximal end of said electrode, wherein the method comprises the steps of causing an inert gas to flow through said channel... Agent:
20130296847 - Tissue extraction devices and methods: Tissue may be cut and extracted from an interior location in a patient's body using a probe or tool which both effects cutting and causes vaporization of a liquid or other fluid to propel the cut tissue through an extraction lumen of the cutting device. The cutting may be achieved... Agent: Arqos Surgical, Inc.
20130296851 - Ablation catheter having temperature-controlled anchor and related methods: One aspect of the present disclosure includes a catheter. The catheter includes a catheter body having a temperature-controlled anchor element thereon that is configured to attach the catheter body to tissue by forming a congealed adherence layer between the anchor element and the tissue. The catheter also includes an ablation... Agent:
20130296852 - Devices, systems, and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmias: Medical devices are described for performing mapping, ablating, and/or pacing procedures on one or more layers of the cardiac wall via an epicardial approach in a minimally invasive (e.g., orthoscopic) surgical procedure. One of the medical devices described includes a main support member and one or more secondary support members... Agent: The Charlotte-mecklenburg Hospital Authority D/b/a Carolinas Healthcare System
20130296849 - Medical ablation system and method of use: Cartilage and other tissues are treated by generating a plasma in an interior space of a probe and exposing the tissue to the plasma. The plasma is released through a gap in a working end of the probe.... Agent: Arqos Surgical, Inc.
20130296848 - Surgical instrument with stamped double-flag jaws and actuation mechanism: A surgical instrument includes a housing that supports an elongated shaft. A selectively movable drive rod extends through the elongated shaft and carries a cam pin in a longitudinal direction. An end effector for surgically treating tissue is supported by the elongated shaft and includes upper and lower jaw members... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130296850 - System and method for controlling delivery of ablation energy to tissue: A system for controlling delivery of ablation energy by an ablation catheter to tissue in a body is provided. The system includes an electronic control unit configured to determine, responsive to a measurement signal from the ablation catheter, a value for a characteristic associated with the delivery of ablation energy... Agent:
20130296853 - Balloon catheter and electrification system: A balloon catheter is provided with a balloon on the tip of a main shaft. The balloon catheter is provided with: protruding parts that are furnished on the outer surface of the balloon and protrude outward from the outer surface of the balloon at least when the balloon is expanded;... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130296854 - Compact jaw including split pivot pin: An end effector assembly for use with a forceps includes a pair of jaw members, a knife assembly, and one or more cam assemblies. One or more of the jaw members are moveable relative to the other about a pivot between open and closed positions. One or more of the... Agent:
20130296855 - Sphincterotome having expandable tines: A sphincterotome includes a plurality of tines that are longitudinally disposed at a distal end of the sphincterotome. One of the tines is configured as a cutting wire of the sphincterotome and is electrically coupled to an electrical source. The other tines are configured as stabilizing wires to stabilize the... Agent: Wilson-cook Medical Inc.
20130296856 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members. Each jaw member includes a bifurcated proximal flange extending therefrom defining first and second spaced-apart flange components. The first flange components are pivotably engaged to one another via a first engagement portion and the second flange components... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130296857 - Ratcheting strut: A ratcheting strut comprising: (a) a ratchet box including a through passage; (b) a first tube sized to extend at least partially through the passage, the first tube including ratchet teeth that engage corresponding ratchet teeth of the ratchet box; (c) a second tube mounted to the ratchet box in... Agent:
20130296858 - External fixator: A fixator for use in the reconstruction of acute, chronic and traumatic injuries to the upper and lower extremities. The fixator has a unique clamping system that allows for the snapping in of pins and rails, and for multi-planar fixation of bones.... Agent:
20130296859 - Skeletal manipulation method: A method of treating scoliosis in a subject includes securing a scoliosis treatment device to first and second locations on the subject's skeletal system, the scoliosis treatment device including a first portion, a second portion moveably mounted relative to the first portion, and an adjustment device disposed on the device... Agent:
20130296860 - Knee balancing for revision procedures: Methods, systems and devices are provided for facilitating a surgical procedure on a knee, particularly, a revision total knee replacement procedure. Prior femoral and tibial prostheses are removed. A cut end of a distal femur is engaged with a femoral adjustment member, which will, typically center itself about an intermedullary... Agent:
20130296862 - Ankle arthrodesis nail and outrigger assembly: An intramedullary fixation device having a distal section; a proximal section; a connecting member for adjustably securing the distal and proximal sections end to end along a longitudinal axis; means for securing the proximal section to a first bone; and means for securing the distal section to a least one... Agent:
20130296861 - Intraosseous expandable fixation device: An intraosseous device is disclosed that can be positioned to straddle a bone fracture to stabilize the fracture and provide structural support for the bone and the surrounding areas. The device includes wire assemblies that are deployable on each side of the fracture to anchor the device within the bone.... Agent:
20130296863 - Plate with contour: A bone plate formed of a fiber-reinforced polymer composite, comprising a radiopaque marker that delineates at least a part of the contour of the plate. In some embodiments, the radiopaque marker comprises a metal wire section embedded proximal to an edge of the contour, for example at a distance of... Agent:
20130296865 - Customized patient-specific orthopaedic pin guides: Customized patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. Methods for fabricating and using such instruments are also disclosed.... Agent:
20130296866 - Drill bit and method for producing a drill bit: One or more recesses are provided for directing away debris produced whilst drilling, the at least one recess having a first portion extending along the shaft and a second portion having a first portion extending along the shaft and a second portion which extends along the drill tip; wherein the.... Agent:
20130296864 - Flexible drill bit and angled drill guide for use with the same: an angled drill guide comprising a curved distal section, a less-curved proximal section, and a lumen extending therebetween, wherein the less-curved proximal section comprises a flat extending therealong for reducing the effective diameter of the less-curved proximal section so as to minimize interference between the angled drill guide and the... Agent:
20130296867 - Oscillating rasp for use in an orthopaedic surgical procedure: Oscillating rasps for the surgical preparation of the bone prior to the implantation of a glenoid or acetabular component with complex geometry are disclosed. Surgical methods for the use of such oscillating rasps are also disclosed.... Agent:
20130296868 - Robotic arthroplasty system: Embodiments include a robotic mechanism that may be utilized to position prosthetic implants in a patient's body. During joint replacement surgery and other surgical procedures, prosthetic implants may be placed in a patient's body. The robotic mechanism may be utilized to control movement of a cutting tool during resection of... Agent:
20130296869 - Spot facing trochlear groove: The present invention relates to systems and methods for preparing the trochlear groove of a patient's femur to receive a prosthesis thereon. In the system, a combination drill-and-alignment guide includes at least a proximal and intermediate section, and preferably also includes a distal section. Guide holes for receiving guide pins... Agent:
20130296870 - Reciprocating rasps for use in an orthopaedic surgical procedure: Reciprocating rasps for the surgical preparation of the bone prior to the implantation of a glenoid or acetabular component with complex geometry are disclosed. Surgical methods for the use of such reciprocating rasps are also disclosed.... Agent:
20130296954 - Surgical tool for bending a rod: A rod bender includes an elongated first member extending between a first end and a second end along a longitudinal axis. An elongated second member extends between a first end and a second end in a transverse orientation to the longitudinal axis. The first end of the second member is... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130296955 - Suture device: Aspects of the present invention relate to arthroscopic repair surgery and more specifically to rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder. One aspect of the invention may comprise a device used to place one or more sutures within the tendon in a grasping type stitch. The suture may then be... Agent:
20130296871 - Orthopaedic cutting block: A bone cutting block includes: a plurality of saw slot plates each including a plurality of ends opposing one another, each of the plurality of ends including a locating feature, the plurality of saw slot plates defining at least one slot therebetween which is configured for receiving a bone saw... Agent:
20130296872 - Surgical guide with cut resistant inserts: A resection guide can be configured to guide a resection tool toward a graft source or a tissue body. The resection guide can include a resection guide body with at least one opening, and a guide member configured to be at least partially inserted into the at least one opening.... Agent:
20130296873 - Surgical templates: A surgical template system for use in working on a bone comprises: a tool guide block comprising at least one guide aperture for receiving and guiding a tool to work on a bone; locating means comprising a plurality of locating members, each member having a respective end surface for positioning... Agent:
20130296874 - Tibial guides, tools, and techniques for resecting the tibial plateau: Various patient-specific tibial guide housings, patient-specific tibial guide boxes, and methods of resecting the tibial plateau are disclosed herein.... Agent:
20130296875 - Pin impactor: A multi-pin pin impactor and method of use are described. The pin impactor includes a body which can be held by a user and manipulated to re-position the pin impactor during use. First and second pin holders are attached to the body and each include a pin release mechanism effective... Agent: Depuy (ireland)
20130296876 - Cystotome device: A cystotome device that includes a cystotome loop utilized to ablate one or more cataracts and a shaft, the cystotome loop coupled to a first end of the shaft and a shaft connection housing coupled to a second end of the shaft. The cystotome device also includes a hand piece... Agent:
20130296877 - Pleated deployment sheath: A deployment sheath for medical devices is provided that includes one or more pleats in its pre-deployment state that are allowed to open during deployment so as to facilitate easier device deployment and sheath removal. Preferably, the sheath is removed by everting it over itself during the delivery process. By... Agent:
20130296878 - Medical snare: Provided a medical snare in which the expansion direction of a loop is easily rotated in an arbitrary direction in which a removable target has grown, the removable target is easily inserted, into the loop so as to allow a surgical procedure to be easily performed to reduce a time... Agent: Taewoong Medical Co., Ltd.
20130296881 - Coronary sinus lead delivery catheter: A guide catheter assembly includes an outer guide catheter and an inner catheter slidably and rotatably disposed in the outer guide catheter. The outer guide catheter has a proximal portion and a distal portion formed into a preformed shape including a curved segment. The preformed shape includes a first arc,... Agent:
20130296879 - Method and system for lead delivery: A system and method enables delivery of an implantable medical lead to an implant location. A delivery tool of the system defines the delivery angle of the lead at the implant location. The delivery tool includes an elongate body having at least one lumen extending from a distal portion to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130296880 - Method and system for placement of electrical lead inside heart: A method of placing an electrical lead of an implantable cardiac device inside a heart of a patient. The method includes securing a tool to an atrial appendage of the heart to hold onto the atrial appendage, piercing the atrial appendage, and creating an aperture in the atrial appendage while... Agent:
20130296885 - Actuated steerable probe and systems and methods of using same: A steerable probe having high-power-density actuators positioned at joints along the length of the probe. The actuators are moveable about and between a straight position and a curved position in response to selective actuation.... Agent:
20130296882 - Apparatus for surgery: A surgical manipulator comprising: a master module configured to be controlled by a user; a slave module configured to move according to movement of the master module; and a transmission module comprising gears and configured to operably connect the master module and the slave module.... Agent:
20130296883 - Automated detection, diagnostic and therapeutic method and system: A medical insertion device which may be used with or installed within an imaging system, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The medical insertion device can generally be used to retain, position and effect insertion of a medical instrument, for example a biopsy device or an ablation treatment device. The... Agent: Mcmaster University
20130296884 - Method and apparatus for robotically assisted cochlear implant surgery: A novel sensing system and methods for preventing damage to the cochlea during cochlear implant surgery are disclosed, using optical sensing to determine the distance of a stylet or the end of the implant itself from the interior wall of the scalar tympani. A variety of feedback methods are proposed... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130296886 - Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system: The invention is directed to mainpulator assembly (2) for holding and manipulating a surgical instrument (14) in a telerobotic system. The assembly comprises a base (6) fixable by passive or power driven positioning devices to a surface, such as an operating table, and an instrument holder (4) movably mounted on... Agent: Sri International
20130296887 - Snared suture trimmer: A suture trimmer having a shaft, a cutting member, an actuating device, and a snare. The shaft has a first end and a second end and bounds a bore extending from the first end toward the second end. The shaft has an opening formed in a side adjacent the first... Agent:
20130296889 - Anchor delivery system: A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor devices for such purposes.... Agent:
20130296888 - Dispensing fasteners: A surgical instrument enables dispensing of a series of fasteners within a patient's body. The device includes a magazine sized and dimensioned to hold a series of fasteners, the series of fasteners insertable through an opening at the end of the magazine. A splined guide bore is rotatably supported within... Agent:
20130296890 - Medical device: A medical device is disclosed for joining a first tubular organ (1), such as a blood vessel, to a second tubular organ (2), such as a blood vessel. The kit includes an external tubular scaffold (4) with a removable scaffold handle (7,18,19) and a clip (3). In use, the clip... Agent:
20130296892 - Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention: An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue is provided and includes a handle assembly; a shaft assembly including a housing extending distally from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis; a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the shaft assembly; a jaw mounted adjacent a distal... Agent:
20130296891 - Surgical clip applier with dissector: A surgical clip applier is provided including a housing; at least one handle pivotably connected to the housing; a channel assembly extending distally from the housing; a jaw assembly including a pair of jaws extending from an end of the channel assembly, opposite the housing, the jaw assembly adapted to... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130296893 - Segmentally rigid suture and suturing technique: The suture device of the present disclosure disposes rigid components on suture, enabling the device to resist tensile and compressive loads and to protect soft tissue from suture pull-through. The suture device generally comprises of at least one rigid segment as well as a standard high tensile strength suture to... Agent:
20130296894 - Single catheter heart repair device and method for use: A system and method for repairing a human heart uses a catheter with an extendable tip and multiple tissue fasteners. The catheter is advanced into a human heart with the extendable tip adjacent a first tissue portion. The extendable tip is extended to form a tissue-receiving opening, the first tissue... Agent:
20130296895 - Systems, devices, and methods for securing tissue: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone, for securing one or more objects using a surgical filament, and for drawing two or more tissues together so they can be secured in a desired location. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical repair method includes selecting a... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130296896 - Systems, devices, and methods for securing tissue using a suture having one or more protrusions: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical repair construct includes an anchor, a filament having a snare on one end and a collapsible loop on another end, and a suture having a plurality of stationary protrusions. The suture is... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130296898 - Prosthesis with zigzag seam: The present invention relates to a prosthesis (1) intended to be implanted at an implantation site, comprising means of information (5) intended to guide the surgeon for performing the implantation of the prosthesis according to a defined arrangement, said prosthesis comprising at least one porous textile (2) having two faces... Agent:
20130296897 - Self adhering implantable mesh prosthesis with reduced insertion profile: The present invention is an implantable adhesive mesh prosthesis for reinforcing and/or repairing a defect in tissue that is easy to roll into a small diameter cylinder or other low-profile shape for passing through a trocar, incision, or other surgical instrument. More specifically, the adhesive may be applied to the... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20130296899 - Obesity treatment tools and methods: Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a... Agent:
20130296900 - Medical restriction device for hollow organs of a body: The invention relates to a medical restriction device for hollow organs of a body, having a longitudinal flexible element having a first and a second end, a closure device locking the longitudinal element annularly in a predetermined diameter position, and a tip as an insertion aid at the first end... Agent: Q Medical International Ag
20130296901 - Debulking catheter: A catheter includes a rotatable cutter in a catheter body adjacent a window and operatively connected to a rotatable shaft for rotation therewith. The rotatable cutter includes a proximally-facing cutting edge. The rotatable cutter is selectively positionable to a cutting position in which the rotatable cutter extends partially outside the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130296906 - Guidewire for crossing occlusions or stenoses: Systems and methods for crossing stenosis, partial occlusions, or complete occlusions within a body lumen. The systems generally include an elongate member such as a hollow guidewire that houses a rotatable and translatable drive shaft. The drive shaft typically has a distal portion that is advanced to create a path... Agent:
20130296907 - Methods and appartus for crossing occlusions in blood vessels: This disclosure is directed to a device for facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The device includes an intravascular device including a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end. The device includes a handle assembly fixed about the proximal end... Agent:
20130296904 - Rotational atherectomy device with fluid inflatable support elements and two torque transmitting coils: A rotational atherectomy device for removing a stenotic tissue from a vessel of a patient is disclosed. The device comprises a rotatable, flexible, hollow drive shaft having a fluid impermeable wall defining a fluid impermeable lumen of the drive shaft and, an abrasive element mounted to a distal end portion... Agent:
20130296905 - Rotational atherectomy device with fluid inflatable support elements supported by fluid bearings: A rotational atherectomy device for removing a stenotic tissue from a vessel of a patient is disclosed. The device comprises a rotatable, flexible, hollow drive shaft having an open distal end. The drive shaft comprising a fluid impermeable wall, an abrasive element mounted to the drive shaft proximal to and... Agent:
20130296903 - Ultrasound catheter having protective feature against breakage: An ultrasound catheter has an elongate flexible catheter body having a lumen extending longitudinally therethrough, and an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the lumen of the catheter body. The ultrasound transmission member has a proximal end that is coupled to a separate ultrasound generating device, and a distal tip... Agent:
20130296902 - Vacuum anchoring catheter: Provided is a method for the treatment of blood vessel occlusions, comprising the localized anchoring of a catheter during the procedure by temporarily adhering its tip to the occlusion treatment site using a vacuum. Also provided is a catheter with a vacuum anchoring tip controlled by an externally generated vacuum,... Agent: Britamed Incorporated
20130296908 - Techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue for ultrasonic surgical instruments: Various forms are directed to a method for operating an ultrasonic surgical instrument. The ultrasonic surgical instrument may be activated by generating a drive signal provided to the ultrasonic drive system to drive the end effector. A plurality of input variables may be applied to a multi-variable model to generate... Agent:
20130296909 - Surgical instrument for grasping and cutting tissue: A surgical instrument for cutting and grasping tissue comprising a handle assembly, an elongated member and first and second jaws. A first movable member moves the second jaw in a first direction about a first pivot axis in a grasping action and a second movable member moves the second jaw... Agent: Take5 Endotech
20130296910 - Surgical tool system with quick release coupling assembly: A surgical tool system with a handpiece and a cutting accessory that has inner and outer hubs. The handpiece has a spring biased lock ring that abuts a complementary stop member integral with the accessory outer hub to hold the accessory to the handpiece. An RFID chip is disposed against... Agent:
20130296911 - Transseptal guidewire: A transseptal guidewire and methods for perforating the intra-atrial septum of the heart are disclosed. The transseptal guidewire has an elongated body, an end section biased in a curved configuration to define a proximal curve, and a distal section biased in a curved configuration to define a distal curve, the... Agent:
20130296913 - Intraluminal device and method: An intraluminal device and method includes positioning an intraluminal device in the recipient including positioning the intraluminal device in a lumen that experiences peristalsis. The intraluminal device has a surface defined by a wall. The surface is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of... Agent: Bfkw, LLC
20130296912 - Medical implant and manufacturing method thereof: A medical implantable occlusion Device (100) is disclosed comprising a braiding of at least one thread, an expanded diameter portion (102), and a tubular member (103) having a distal endpoint closest to the expanded diameter portion having a distal rim (107). The braiding comprises a stem (108) having a first... Agent: Occlutech Holding Ag
20130296914 - Intragastric space filler: A gastric space filler device for treating obesity in a patient by reducing the stomach volume comprising an inflatable space filler and a safety element secured to the space filler, wherein the safety element yields a noticeable signal for causing removal of the space filler.... Agent:
20130296917 - Device and method for filling of aneurysm or body cavity: The invention relates generally to embolic agents and embolic delivery systems more specifically it relates to a device and method for filling of aneurysm or body cavity. In various embodiments, segmented and monolithic embolic agents provide the operator with the ability to select and detach the length of embolic agent,... Agent: Interventco LLC
20130296918 - Endoluminal filter: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a filter having a first elongate member having a first section and a second section; a second elongate member having a first section and a second section; a first rounded frame formed by the first sections; a second rounded frame... Agent:
20130296915 - Implant delivery system: A delivery system (50) for a detachable medical device (10) comprises a first helical wire (12) attached to the medical device, a second helical wire (18) attached to a deployment member (16) and a wire coil (30) which is arranged to interconnect the helical wires (12, 18). A pull on... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130296916 - Thrombectomy device: The invention relates to a thrombectomy device having a substantially cylindrical stent structure (1) comprised or a plurality of meshes (3, 4) and also two connectors (5, 5′) that are disposed at different meshes (3) at the proximal end of the stent structure (1). The device also has a guide... Agent:
20130296919 - Vein filter: A vessel filter comprising a first distal region terminating at a first end and a second proximal region terminating at a second end of the filter and movable between a collapsed position for delivery to the vessel and an expanded position for placement within the vessel. The first region has... Agent: Rex Medical, L.p.
20130296920 - Post-operative vest: The invention relates to a variable tension chest support for use by patients having undergone thoracic surgery. The chest support may be worn directly on the skin of a patient and comprises a band of stretchable material and one or more grips which are wholly or partially concealed within pockets... Agent:
20130296921 - Junctional tourniquet: The present invention is a tourniquet comprising: a strap; a pelvic pad included in the strap having a pocket defined in the pelvic pad for receiving a semi-rigid stiffening member; base plates slidably attached to the strap allowing the base plates to be positioned along the strap; a threaded shaft... Agent: North American Rescue, LLC
20130296923 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members. Each of the jaw members includes a proximal flange extending therefrom. Each of the proximal flanges defines a bifurcated configuration having first and second spaced-apart flange components. The first flange component of the first jaw member is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130296922 - Surgical instrument with stamped double-flag jaws: A surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft having a distal portion and a proximal portion coupled to a housing. An inner shaft member extends at least partially through the elongated shaft and is selectively movable in a longitudinal direction. An end effector is supported by the distal portion of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130296928 - Coupling system useful in the placement of implants: A coupling system is disposed at the distal end of an interventional delivery system for coupling to an implant. The coupling device has a first and second prong connected at one end. The other end of the prongs open or close to release or trap an object, e.g., a bead... Agent:
20130296929 - High-strength biological scaffold material and preparation method thereof: A high-strength biological scaffold and preparation method thereof. The biological scaffold is comprised of a framework of boiled-off silk woven material, the form of the framework is determined by actual needs; the framework surface is coated with a layer of silk protein scaffold material, fibroin protein/gelatin biological scaffold material or... Agent: Soochow University
20130296924 - Patent foramen ovale closure device: A device and method for deploying a mechanical closure device for closing a passageway in a body, for example a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in a heart. The deployment device has a first tubular structure having proximal and distal ends. A second tubular structure is substantially coaxial to and slideably... Agent:
20130296925 - Tubular patent foramen ovale (pfo) closure device with catch system: The present invention provides a device for occluding an anatomical aperture, such as an atrial septal defect (ASD) or a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The occluder includes two sides connected by a central tube. The occluder is formed from a tube, which is cut to produce struts in each side.... Agent:
20130296926 - Vascular hole closure delivery device: A surgical delivery instrument for delivering a vascular hole closure device having first and second flexible members and a first and second engagement members extending from the respective flexible member. The delivery instrument includes a housing having first and second longitudinally extending openings and first and second projecting surfaces, the... Agent: Rex Medical, L.p.
20130296927 - Vascular hole closure delivery device: A surgical delivery instrument for delivering a vascular hole closure device having first and second flexible members and a first and second engagement members extending from the respective flexible member. The delivery instrument includes a housing having first and second longitudinally extending openings and first and second projecting surfaces, the... Agent: Rex Medical, L.p.
20130296930 - Surgical incision and closure apparatus with integrated force distribution: Apparatus for closing a surgical incision comprise a base having left and right panels, a force distribution structure coupled to each panel, and a closure component which releasably attaches to the force distribution structure to draw the inner edges of the panels together in order to close adhered tissue edges.... Agent: Zipline Medical, Inc.
20130296931 - Systems, devices, and methods for securing tissue: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone, for securing one or more objects using a surgical filament, and for drawing two or more tissues together so they can be secured in a desired location. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical repair construct that is configured... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130296932 - Surface induced ring-opening polymerization and medical devices formed therefrom: The present disclosure relates to coated biodegradable materials having a reduced amount of residual catalysts and methods thereof.... Agent:
20130296933 - Drug loaded microfiber sutures for ophthalmic application: Ophthalmic suture materials made from biocompatible and biodegradable polymers with high tensile strength for use in drug delivery, methods of making them, and method of using them for ocular surgery and repair have been developed. The suture materials are made from a combination of a biodegradable, biocompatible polymer and a... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130296934 - Drug loaded microfiber sutures for ophthalmic application: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical soft tissue repair device includes a snare assembly coupled to a soft anchor in which the soft anchor has a first, unstressed configuration that can be used to insert the anchor into... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130296936 - Load-sharing rip-stop double row repairs: A load sharing rip-stop construct and technique for soft tissue repair, particularly rotator cuff repair. A suture tape is inserted through the soft tissue (rotator cuff) at a first location. At least one suture anchor is inserted into bone, adjacent the soft tissue, the anchor being loaded with at least... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20130296935 - Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system: A single trigger system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor devices for such purposes.... Agent:
20130296937 - Suture anchor: A suture anchor assembly includes an anchor having a proximal end, a length extending along a longitudinal axis, and a cavity that extends at least partially along the length from an opening located at the proximal end. A portion of the cavity is defined by opposite spaced wall surfaces. A... Agent:
20130296938 - Osteosynthesis plate for lumbosacral joint: The plate (1) has a generally triangular shape and includes two juxtaposed lower holes (7), intended to receive implantation screw (2) in the sacrum (100), and a first upper hole (8) for receiving an implantation screw (2) in the fifth lumbar vertebra (101). According to the invention, the plate (1)... Agent: Medicrea International
20130296939 - Adjustable spinous process spacer device and method of treating spinal disorders: Provided is a bi-dimensionally adjustable spacing device configured to be placed between the spinous processes of at least two adjacent vertebrae and also adjusted laterally to securely contact the lateral surfaces of the spinous process. A method of using the device to treat spinal disorders is also provided.... Agent:
20130296940 - Dynamic and non-dynamic interspinous fusion implant and bone growth stimulation system: An interspinous fusion device is described. The interspinous fusion device includes a spacer member and an anchor member. The spacer member has a ring with two or more anchor assemblies projecting laterally from substantially opposite sides of the spacer member ring. The spacer member further has a first zip lock... Agent: Aurora Spine, LLC
20130296941 - Bone plate system: A bone plate system is provided that includes bone plates and bone anchor assemblies for being inserted into bone plate bores to secure the bone plates to one or more bones. In one aspect, the bone plate system includes a bone anchor assembly having a locking cap and a locking... Agent:
20130296942 - Orthopedic implant with locking element: An orthopedic implant with a locking element for locking a bone screw in a bone screw receiving hole of the implant.... Agent:
20130296943 - Bone plate: A bone plate includes (a) a body having a first surface which, in an operative configuration, faces away from a bone on which the plate is to be mounted and a second surface, which in the operative configuration, faces the bone, the body including a first section extending along a... Agent:
20130296945 - Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation: A spinal anchor assembly for securing a spinal fixation element has an anchor element adapted for attachment to bone. The anchor element has an opening for receiving a spinal fixation element and side walls on opposed sides of the opening with a plurality of inferior surfaces defined on the side... Agent:
20130296948 - Offset multiaxial or polyaxial screw, system and assembly: A capless multiaxial screw fixation assembly, including a screw having a threaded portion and a screw head portion positioned at one end thereof and a retainer having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a bore for receiving the screw threaded portion so that the screw... Agent: X-spine Systems, Inc.
20130296949 - Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies: A bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor having a distal bone engaging portion and a receiving member having a recess for receiving a spinal fixation element. The proximal end of the receiving member may have a groove formed on an exterior surface thereof to facilitate connection of an instrument... Agent:
20130296944 - Polyaxial bone screw: A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an upper capture structure, a head, a retaining ring and a nut. The external capture structure surface includes a threaded portion and a smooth portion; the smooth portion for slidably mating with the retaining ring and the threaded portion... Agent:
20130296946 - Polyaxial bone screw: A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an upper capture structure, a head, a retaining ring and a nut. The external capture structure surface includes a threaded portion and a smooth portion; the smooth portion for slidably mating with the retaining ring and the threaded portion... Agent:
20130296947 - Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection: A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an upper capture structure, a head and a closed retainer ring. The external capture structure surface and retainer ring internal bore surface are both threaded for rotatable attachment within a cavity of the head. The head has a U-shaped... Agent:
20130296950 - Spinal stabilization systems and methods: A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. The... Agent:
20130296951 - Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert: A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an integral upper portion receivable in an integral receiver, the receiver having an upper channel for receiving a longitudinal connecting member and a lower cavity cooperating with a lower opening. A down-loadable compression insert with tool receiving arm extensions,... Agent:
20130296952 - Self tapping insert: A fixation component for a bone-supporting component of a bone implant, comprising a body including a core, and a head portion. A distal end of the component comprises an insert formed of a hard material, which covers a portion of the distal end, and acts a thread cutting tool. In... Agent:
20130296953 - Fenestrated implant: The present invention relates generally to implants used in medical procedures such as bone fixation or fusion. More specifically, this application relates to fenestrated implants used in bone fixation or fusion.... Agent:Previous industry: Surgery
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