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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. 05/09/2013 > 69 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories.
20130116669 - A surgical method using feedback capabilities.: The surgical method using force delivery and communicating a vibratory force to a user of the surgical instrument when a limit of a surgical function is reached.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130116668 - Surgical instrument having force feedback capabilities.: A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has a force delivery system which communicates a changing force to a user of the surgical instrument when a limit of a surgical function is reached. A sensor senses position of a moving element to communicate a signal to the force delivery system. In... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130116672 - Grid pattern laser treatment and methods: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for treating the retina and/or other areas of a patient's eye. The procedures may involve using one or more treatment beams (e.g., lasers) to cause photocoagulation or laser coagulation to finely cauterize ocular blood vessels and/or prevent blood vessel growth to induce... Agent: Iridex Corporation
20130116670 - Retinal laser surgery: Various systems, processes, and computer program products may be used to perform retinal laser surgery. In particular implementations, systems, processes, and computer program products may include the ability to identify retina blood vessels from a retina image and determine a retina location needing therapy and not substantially intersecting a retina... Agent:
20130116671 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation lever, an optic fiber, and a housing tube. 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 second stiffness may be greater than the... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
20130116673 - Microscope magnification sensor: Devices, systems and methods for scaling the size and/or position of a marker on a magnified image of an object. In preferred embodiments, the object is an eye that is undergoing laser eye surgery. The eye is viewed through a magnification system or microscope and an image of the eye... Agent: Amo Manufacturing Usa, LLC
20130116675 - System and method for correcting higher order aberrations with changes in intrastromal biomechanical stress distributions: A method for correcting higher order aberrations in an eye requires Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) of stromal tissue. In detail, the method identifies at least one volume of stromal tissue in the eye, with each volume defining a central axis parallel to the visual axis of the eye. Thereafter,... Agent:
20130116674 - System and method for treating vision refractive errors: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for correcting refractive errors in a living eye using a laser vision correction system that involves first calculating an amount of sphere based on preoperative manifest refraction and higher order aberrations data associated with the eye, and then correcting for the calculated amount of sphere... Agent: University Of Rochester
20130116676 - Methods of conditioning sheet bioprosthetic tissue: Methods for the conditioning of bioprosthetic material employ bovine pericardial membrane. A laser directed at the fibrous surface of the membrane and moved relative thereto reduces the thickness of the membrane to a specific uniform thickness and smoothes the surface. The wavelength, power and pulse rate of the laser are... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130116677 - Systems and methods for treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorders: An endoscopic procedure for the parasympathetic and sympathetic denervation of the nerves of the ovaries and uterus for management of endocrine dysphoric disorders. The tissues of selected inferior mesenteric and pelvic nerves are heated via introduction of radiofrequency energy at sufficient power and time to induce complete or partial nerve... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130116680 - Electrosurgery irrigation primer systems and methods: Systems and methods are provided for priming or purging an electrosurgical fluid irrigation system. The electrosurgical system can include a high frequency power supply, a fluid delivery system, a handheld device having one or more electrodes, and one or more connectors for connecting the handheld device to the fluid delivery... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation
20130116679 - Energy delivery systems and uses thereof: The present invention relates to comprehensive systems, devices and methods for delivering energy to tissue for a wide variety of applications, including medical procedures (e.g., tissue ablation, resection, cautery, vascular thrombosis, treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and dysrhythmias, electrosurgery, tissue harvest, etc.). In certain embodiments, systems, devices, and methods are provided... Agent: Neuwave Medical, Inc.
20130116678 - Impedance mediated control of power delivery for electrosurgery: A method of controlling electrosurgical power delivery is based on a comparison of sensed tissue impedance to various impedance threshold values. Energy is delivered to tissue in a sealing cycle as a series of pulses. A pulse has a profile with a preset energy starting value that increases at a... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20130116681 - System for automatic medical ablation control: A system provides heart ablation unit control. The system includes an input processor for acquiring electrophysiological signal data from multiple tissue locations of a heart and data indicating tissue thickness at the multiple tissue locations. A signal processor processes the acquired electrophysiological signal data to identify location of particular tissue... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130116688 - Ablation catheter: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the mapping of electrical signals and the ablation of tissue. Embodiments include an ablation catheter that has an array of ablation elements attached to a deployable carrier assembly. The carrier assembly can be transformed from a compact, linear configuration to a helical configuration,... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20130116685 - Apparatuses for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods: Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the onset of morphological changes that are affiliated with congestive... Agent: Ardian, Inc.
20130116686 - Energy treatment device: An energy treatment device includes a probe in which a suction path is defined inside along a longitudinal axis to a distal surface portion. The probe includes a first protrusion protruding an outer peripheral distal end of an outer peripheral portion toward a first perpendicular direction perpendicular to the longitudinal... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130116683 - Medical system and method of use: Medical instruments and systems for applying energy to tissue, and more particularly relates to systems for ablating or damaging structures in a body or vessel wall to alter electrical conduction therein to cause an intended therapeutic effect. Variations include devices and methods for generating a high pressure flow of a... Agent: Tsunami Medtech, LLC
20130116682 - Non-stick conductive coating for biomedical applications: The present disclosure provides a plasma system including a plasma device having at least one electrode; an ionizable media source coupled to the plasma device and configured to supply ionizable media thereto; a precursor source configured to supply at least one monomer precursor to the plasma device; and a power... Agent: Colorado State University Research Foundation
20130116687 - Ostial renal nerve ablation: A catheter including an elongated shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, where the catheter includes a thermal element at the distal end thereof. The thermal element may be used in an ablation procedure or other procedure to heat a tissue adjacent a vessel. In some instances, the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130116684 - Pfo closing device: A PFO closing device for bringing the septum primum and the septum secundum into contact with each other and joining them together includes a clamping mechanism and energy supplying device. The clamping mechanism includes a needle part for puncturing the septum primum, and a clamping member for cooperating with the... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116689 - Systems and methods for limiting joint temperature: Joint temperature monitoring and control systems and methods are described herein in which the temperature of a fluid within a body or joint space is determined and/or monitored despite the energy generated during treatment by an ablation probe. One or more temperature sensors are positioned along the probe proximally of... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation
20130116690 - Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures: An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing having a shaft affixed thereto, the shaft including jaw members at a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly which moves the jaw member relative to one another for manipulating tissue and a knife assembly for cutting tissue disposed between... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130116691 - Apparatus for securing an electrophysiology probe to a clamp: An apparatus for use with a clamp including a base member configured to be secured to the clamp and at least one energy transmission device carried by the base member. An apparatus for use with a clamp and a probe that carries at least one energy transmission device including a... Agent: Estech, Inc. (endoscopic Technologies, Inc.)
20130116692 - External fixation: An orthopedic external fixation system may include a distal bar having a curvature that varies along its length, an uncurved proximal bar, a plurality of proximal embedding members, and a plurality of distal embedding members. The proximal and the distal embedding members, sized and shaped for embedding in bone, may... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20130116693 - Straight intramedullary fracture fixation devices and methods: A straight intramedullary bone fracture fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis for deployment in a long bone, such as a clavicle. Methods of repairing a fracture of a bone are also disclosed. One such method comprises inserting a bone fixation device into an intramedullary... Agent: Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc.
20130116694 - Telescoping screw for femoral neck fractures: A bone fixation system includes a bone fixation device, including a first element having a first channel extending therethrough and a second element including a proximal portion sized and shaped to be received within the first channel such that the longitudinal axes of the first and second elements are substantially... Agent:
20130116695 - Cable button: The present disclosure includes a method for reducing a bone fracture and an apparatus such as a cable button for use with a bone plate, the cable button including cable button threads, a plurality of cable button apertures, a hex socket, and a hex opening. The present disclosure also includes... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130116696 - Lean electrolyte for biocompatible plasmaelectrolytic coatings on magnesium implant material: The present disclosure is directed, at least in part, to a method of producing ceramic layers on magnesium and its alloys, a magnesium implant with a ceramic layer made by the method, and a magnesium implant having a biocompatible ceramic layer substantially free of material which impairs the biocompatibility of... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20130116736 - Shears with tensioner and dynamometer device: Shears with tensioner and dynamometer represented by a novel solution in terms of a multi-functional pliers-type tool for adjusting products of the clamp type, in which these pliers are provided with functions of application, tensioning, and cutting/finishing, and in order to obtain better ergonomic conditions for the use of the... Agent:
20130116697 - Arthroplasty devices and related methods: Methods and apparatuses for forming customized arthroplasty jigs are disclosed. Some of the apparatuses may comprise a plurality of rapid production machines and an automated mechanical system. The automated mechanical system may be configured to transport a first arthroplasty jig blank to a first rapid production machine and a second... Agent: Otismed Corporation
20130116698 - Devices and methods for performing knee arthroplasty: Methods and devices for performing knee arthroplasty including but not limited to bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty are provided. Methods and devices for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are also provided. These methods and devices, in at least some embodiments and uses, facilitate decreasing the complexity of knee... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20130116699 - Patient-specific femoral version guide: An orthopedic device includes a monolithic patient-specific guide. The patient-specific guide includes a three-dimensional contact surface preoperatively configured from medical scans of a specific patient as a negative surface of a medial portion of a proximal femoral bone of the patient according to a preoperative surgical plan for the patient.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corporation
20130116700 - Screw guide template, screw guide template system, drilling method, and spinal fixation method: Provided are: a screw guide template, screw guide template system, and drilling method whereby a hole can be drilled in an accurate position of a member to be drilled, in an accurate direction; and a spinal fixation method whereby a spinal fixation screw can be inserted into an accurate position... Agent: Akita University
20130116701 - Guide extension catheter: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal tubular member having a lumen defined therein. A distal tubular member may be attached to the proximal tubular member. The... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130116702 - Flexible vacuum grabber for holding lesions: A grabbing device includes a transparent flexible cup that can be placed adjacent to a selected region of an inner surface of a body cavity. The flexible cup is visually put in place by the surgeon, and a vacuum is applied to draw a selected amount of tissue into the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130116703 - Apparatus for using hydrodynamic cavitation in medical treatment: An apparatus for using hydrodynamic cavitation in medical treatment such as destroying kidney stones or killing infected cancer cells. This apparatus comprises a tank used as a container for a fluid, a compressor connected to the tank to maintain the input pressure of the fluid, a tubing wherein the fluid... Agent: Sabanci Universitesi
20130116704 - Device for explanting electrode leads: An explantation device for explanting implanted leads, having a distal end pointing in the direction of the explantation site and a proximal end pointing in the direction of the surgeon. The explantation tool comprising a locking sheath comprising a hose-like or tubular body having a lumen along a longitudinal axis... Agent: Vascomed Gmbh
20130116707 - Robot structure: A robot structure, in particular for minimally invasive surgery, is provided with a first robot element and a second robot element that can be moved relative to the first robot element, said second robot element having two grasping and/or cutting elements which can be uniformly moved with respect to each... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft-und Raumfahrt E.v.
20130116705 - Steerable delivery sheaths: Steerable medical delivery devices and their methods of use.... Agent:
20130116706 - Surgical robot and control method thereof: A method for controlling a surgical robot includes calculating an external force acting on a robot arm mounted with a surgical instrument, filtering the external force acting on the robot arm when a central point of an incision is set, calculating a virtual force to enable the surgical instrument which... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130116708 - Instruments for delivering transfascial sutures and methods of transfascial suturing: An instrument for delivering a suture transfascially may include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and at least one needle that is moveable to an extended position beyond the end of the shaft. A suture may be delivered transfascially with the instrument. The instrument may include a suture... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20130116709 - Instruments for delivering transfascial sutures and methods of transfascial suturing: An instrument for delivering a suture transfascially may include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and at least one needle that is moveable to an extended position beyond the end of the shaft. A suture may be delivered transfascially with the instrument. The instrument may include a suture... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20130116710 - Instruments for delivering transfascial sutures and methods of transfascial suturing: An instrument for delivering a suture transfascially may include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and at least one needle that is moveable to an extended position beyond the end of the shaft. A suture may be delivered transfascially with the instrument. The instrument may include a suture... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.
20130116711 - Silk based implantable medical devices and methods for determining suitability for use in humans: Methods for determining suitability of an implantable silk scaffold for use in human soft tissue repair by implanting a silk scaffold in a quadruped. The silk scaffold can maintain at least 90% of its time zero strength at one month in vivo after implantation. The silk scaffold can maintain at... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130116712 - Apparatus and method for endoscopic colectomy: Apparatus and methods for endoscopic colectomy are described herein. A colectomy device having a first and a second tissue approximation device is mounted on a colonoscope separated from one another. During deployment of the colectomy device, a diseased portion of the colon is positioned inbetween the tissue approximation devices. The... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130116713 - Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold: The present invention relates to devices and methods for creating and securing a tissue fold during an endoluminal medical procedure. The devices and methods may be used for folding and securing, for example, a fundus wall onto an esophagus wall. An aspect of the invention includes a two-piece tissue clip... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130116715 - Medical cutting devices and methods of use: A cutting device for repairing a heart valve may include a delivery catheter, a cutting unit including an elongate shaft and a plurality of cutting wires, and a plurality of centralizing wires configured to center the cutting unit within a treatment site. A method of repairing a heart valve may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130116714 - Shock wave valvuloplasty device with moveable shock wave generator: A valvuloplasty system comprises a balloon adapted to be placed adjacent leaflets of a valve. The balloon is inflatable with a liquid. The system further includes a shock wave generator within the balloon that produces shock waves that propagate through the liquid for impinging upon the valve. The shock wave... Agent:
20130116716 - Liquid-jet scalpel: A liquid-jet scalpel for minimally invasive surgery, comprising a nozzle for ejecting a liquid jet, and a functional end effector for manipulating tissue at the surgical site.... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft-und Raumfahrt E.v.
20130116717 - Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating: An ultrasonic assembly that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation, and fine dissection required in fine and delicate surgical procedures. The balanced blade provides a rounded distal end and concave edges to promote fine dissection and cutting in a variety of surgical procedures. The blade is curved for improved... Agent:
20130116718 - Lancet: The invention relates to a lancet, which has a lancet tip at a front end and which on an upper face comprises a contact surface for placing a test element thereon and at least one channel for receiving a sample, wherein an upwardly open section of the channel runs in... Agent:
20130116719 - Lancing device with integrated thermoelectric cooler: A lancing device (e.g., pen) having an integrated thermoelectric (e.g., Peltier) cooler. The lancing device includes an elongated heat accumulator having a lumen along which a piston having a lancet thereon translates back and forth. A Peltier device and a cooling ring are thermally interconnected to one end of the... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC
20130116721 - Medical device: A medical device configured to provide a space, allowing a medical instrument to move, in an area of the brain in which the medical instrument is otherwise difficult to move. The medical device includes a catheter provided with an expandable member, wherein the expandable member is expanded to provide a... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116720 - Multi-stage occlusion devices: An occlusion device has a covering attached to a support frame that includes a disc-shaped member and a crossbar that extends across a central opening defined by the disc-shaped member. The occlusion device has a first, or deployed, configuration in which the crossbar defines a curve that extends from the... Agent:
20130116722 - Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects: Devices and methods for treating vascular defects, such as, for example, balloon-type aneurysms, are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an insertion portion and an expandable implant. The expandable implant is configured to be deployed in an aneurysm and is coupled to the insertion portion. The expandable implant... Agent: Medina Medical
20130116724 - Handle assembly for a left atrial appendage occlusion device: The disclosure pertains to a handle assembly for a left atrial appendage occlusion device delivery system and methods of use therefor. The handle assembly includes a leadscrew mechanism for smooth, low backlash control of a delivery catheter for the left atrial appendage occlusion device and manipulation segments which allow one... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130116725 - Method to stop bleeding at a puncture site of an artery of a patient's wrist: A method to stop bleeding at a puncture site of an artery on a wrist of a patient comprises wrapping a flexible band of a hemostatic device around the wrist of the patient, wherein the hemostatic device also includes a curved plate, a balloon and a marker used to position... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116726 - Method for treating urinary incontinence: A method of treating urinary incontinence, uncontrolled urination, and frequent urination in a human in need thereof is provided. The method includes placement of at least two calibrated, differential disturbances or protuberances under the human's feet.... Agent: Apos-medical And Sports Technologies Ltd.
20130116727 - Nasal support device and method: The present disclosure provides a device and method for facilitating air flow in the nasal passage of a domestic animal. The nasal support device (NSD) disclosed herein is useful for facilitating air flow during rest, physical exertion, respiratory ailment, etc. The NSD secures to the nose of a domestic animal... Agent: Winease LLC
20130116729 - Intravascular hemostasis-type catheter: When the intravascular hemostasis-type catheter is inserted into a blood vessel, an elastically deformable portion is formed into a deflated shape and accommodated in a first lumen of the catheter body. When the top end of the catheter body reaches near a damaged blood vessel wall, the shaft is inserted... Agent:
20130116728 - System and method for transapical access and closure: Embodiments are described for creating and closing tissue access ports, such as transapical access ports, which involve placement of an introducer across the subject tissue structure, and deployment of a controllable port closure device assembly configured to remain in place with a ratcheting mechanism, and to hold the tissue surrounding... Agent: Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130116730 - Method and apparatus for stitching tendons: Methods and apparatuses for repairing a tear in soft tissue are disclosed. A method according to the principles of the present disclosure includes connecting an intermediate member to a bone anchor and placing the intermediate member on the soft tissue. The method further includes inserting a first suture through the... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20130116731 - Spinal cross connectors: Various methods and devices are provided for connecting spinal fixation elements, such as spinal rods, implanted in a patient's spinal column. In particular, various spinal cross connectors are provided for connecting to one or more spinal fixation elements implanted in a patient's spine. The cross connectors can have a variety... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20130116732 - Method for locking an artificial facet between two vertebral bodies: A bone screw (1) is used for locking an articular facet between the superior and inferior articular processes of two vertebral bodies and is provided with a threaded shaft (2), a screw head (3) and a central axis (4). The screw head (3) is further provided with a number of... Agent:
20130116733 - Bone clamp and method: A bone clamp and method of using the bone clamp are provided. The bone clamp includes a pair of squeeze handles. Movement of one of the handles forces a push rod in a uniaxial direction. The push rod has a moveable jaw secured to a distal end thereof. A stationary... Agent:
20130116734 - Apparatus and method for use of the apparatus for fracture fixation of the distal humerus: A system for fixing fractured bone portions of a distal humerus in position with respect to one another. In one embodiment, the system includes a plate portion, a projection portion, and a fixation post. The plate portion includes a surface for contacting a posterior portion of the distal humerus adjacent... Agent:
20130116735 - Bone plate: A bone plate has an underside on the side of the bone, an upper side and a plurality of holes in the plate connecting the underside with the upper side, with a central hole axis. At least one of these holes in the plate has an internal jacket surface that... Agent:05/02/2013 > 98 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories.
20130110089 - Apparatus for guiding medical devices and related methods of use: A device and related methods of use for guiding a surgical tool. The device may include a mating section for mating with a portion of a guide tube. An elongate structure may extend from the mating section. In addition, the elongate structure may be configured to transition between a collapsed... Agent:
20130110090 - Rotatable medical device: Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a tubular member having a lumen defined therein and a proximal end. A shaft may extend through the lumen. The shaft may have a distal end and a proximal end. An end effector may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130110088 - System and method of using simulation reload to optimize staple formation: The present disclosure is directed to a testing systems and methods for testing a powered surgical instrument. The powered surgical instrument includes a processor configured to control operation of the powered surgical instrument, a memory configured to store a tissue compression program, a reload configured to clamp tissue, a motor... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130110091 - Apparatus and method for performing surgical eye procedures including ltk and cxl procedures: A system includes at least one radiation source configured to generate radiation for a cornea reshaping procedure and a corneal cross-linking procedure. The system also includes a delivery device configured to deliver the radiation to the patient's eye. The system further includes a controller configured to control the delivery of... Agent: Ntk Enterprises, Inc.
20130110092 - Image mapping for grid pattern laser treatments and methods: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for treating the retina and/or other areas of a patient's eye. The procedures may involve using one or more treatment beams (e.g., lasers) to cause photocoagulation or laser coagulation to finely cauterize ocular blood vessels and/or prevent blood vessel growth to induce... Agent: Iridex Corporation
20130110093 - Slit lamp grid pattern laser treatment adapter: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for treating the retina and/or other areas of a patient's eye. The procedures may involve using one or more treatment beams (e.g., lasers) to cause photocoagulation or laser coagulation to finely cauterize ocular blood vessels and/or prevent blood vessel growth to induce... Agent: Iridex Corporation
20130110096 - Introducing bubbles to improve cornea reshaping without the creation of a flap: Ultra-short pulsed laser radiation is applied to a patient's eye to create a row of bubbles oriented perpendicular to the axis of vision. The row of bubbles leads to a region of the eye to be ablated. In a second step, a femtosecond laser beam guided through the row of... Agent:
20130110095 - Method of correcting vision problems using only a photodisruption laser: A method for correcting myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and multi-focal vision problems is accomplished without the use of a microkeratome or an Excimer laser by using a photodisruption laser such as a femtosecond (“FS”) laser to form a flap of varying thicknesses and radii of curvature. This procedure enables a refractive... Agent:
20130110094 - Patient transfer arrangement, medical treatment apparatus and medical treatment system: A patient transfer arrangement includes a movable substructure and a carrier member that is connected to the substructure and that is adapted to receive a patient in a sitting or lying position. A connecting device is detachably connectable to a complementary connecting device provided on a base unit of a... Agent:
20130110097 - Methods of conditioning sheet bioprosthetic tissue: Methods for the conditioning of bioprosthetic material employ bovine pericardial membrane. A laser directed at the fibrous surface of the membrane and moved relative thereto reduces the thickness of the membrane to a specific uniform thickness and smoothes the surface. The wavelength, power and pulse rate of the laser are... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130110098 - Cryogenic balloon device with radiofrequency tip: An intravascular ablation device, including a flexible elongate body; an expandable element positioned on the elongate body; a radiofrequency or electroporation treatment segment located distally of the expandable element; a cryogenic coolant source in fluid communication with an interior of the expandable element; and a radiofrequency or electroporation energy source... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp
20130110099 - Systems and methods for variable injection flow: Systems and methods for controllably variable fluid flow are disclosed that provide the ability to modify the effective cross-sectional area of the fluid delivery conduit available for fluid flow. Accordingly, selective control of these configurations allows fluid flow to be regulated as desired while the fluid delivery pressure remains the... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp
20130110100 - Systems and methods for variable injection flow: Systems and methods for controllably variable fluid flow are disclosed that provide the ability to modify the effective cross-sectional area of the fluid delivery conduit available for fluid flow. Accordingly, selective control of these configurations allows fluid flow to be regulated as desired while the fluid delivery pressure remains the... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp
20130110101 - Methods for treating eye conditions: Architectures and techniques for treating conditions of the eye, such as meibomian gland disease, utilize sources of treatment energy, such as electromagnetic energy emitting devices, to implement manipulations on tissue surrounding the orbit. According to these devices and methods, the sources of treatment energy are activated to direct energy onto... Agent:
20130110102 - 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: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130110103 - High-frequency surgical device: The invention relates to a high-frequency surgical device for generating high-frequency energy for cutting and/or coagulating biological tissue. The high-frequency surgical device comprises an application part being electrically connectable to an electrosurgical instrument having at least one activation switch, an intermediary power circuit galvanically separated from the application part, a... Agent:
20130110105 - Carbon coated electrode for electrosurgery and its method of manufacture: An electrode for use in electrosurgery. The active tip or edge of the electrode carries a non-stick (to tissue) coating of carbon or graphite and a protein material. The coating is at least 10 m thick and supports a high voltage discharge of at least 1000 volts. The coating is... Agent: Peak Surgical, Inc.
20130110107 - Endoscopic instrument having a deflectable distal tool: Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising a flexible elongate member including a longitudinal axis and a tool connected to the elongate member at a pivot axis, wherein the tool may be configured to conduct electricity and deliver a fluid, and wherein the tool may be configured... Agent:
20130110106 - Expandable structure for off-wall ablation electrode: Catheter systems and methods for making and using catheters systems are disclosed. An example catheter system may include a catheter having a proximal end, and a distal end, an electrode for tissue modulation disposed on a distal portion of the catheter. An expandable basket structure may be placed over a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130110104 - Semi-circular pulmonary vein ablation catheter: A medical device is disclosed, including a handle assembly; an elongate body coupled to the handle assembly, the elongate body defining a guide wire lumen therethrough; and a substantially semi-circular electrode array coupled to the elongate body. The device may include a substantially rigid shaft extending distally from the elongate... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20130110108 - Single instrument electrosurgery apparatus and its method of use: An electrosurgical apparatus includes two assemblies, one of which is the primary assembly intended for a first surgical procedure, such as cutting tissue, and a secondary assembly intended for a second type of electrosurgical procedure, such as tissue coagulation. The secondary assembly fits over the electrode tip of the primary... Agent: Peak Surgical, Inc.
20130110109 - Mucosal resection device and related methods of use: A resection device for resecting tissue from a body. The device includes an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The device further includes a cap assembly configured to be coupled to the distal end of... Agent:
20130110110 - Polyaxial external fixator and method of using the same: A flexible, light-weight, simple, modular-design Polyaxial External Fixator (PEF) for fixating bones is strong enough to hold the bones in their intended position. The fixator uses two or more preloaded pins or Kirschner-wires or non-preloaded screws. The PEF uses non-linear Kirschner-wires anchorage using external loading cages mounted in each arm... Agent:
20130110111 - Intramedullary nail locking hole arrangement: A system is proposed including an intramedullary nail with a longitudinal nail axis, a first lateral portion, a second lateral portion opposite to the first lateral portion, and a longitudinal bore. The nail has a locking hole arrangement having a first bore being formed in the first lateral portion and... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20130110112 - Bone drill: A bone drill for medical operations is provided. In the bone drill, there is an elongated drill component), which is manufactured from a superelastic material, and an essentially straight drill-component shield, which is hollow. According to the invention, at the end of the drill-component shield there is a guide arrangement... Agent: Oulun Yliopisto
20130110184 - Systems for vertebral adjustments and rod reduction: An instrument for compression and distraction of a vertebral segment and reducing a surgical rod includes a first arm, a second arm, a coupler, and a reducer. The first arm includes a first aperture for receiving a first screw extender that attaches to a first vertebra. The second arm pivotably... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
20130110185 - Method and apparatus for trialing and implanting a modular femoral hip: A modular femoral hip implant trialing system. The system generally includes a proximal body, a fastener, and a fastener retention member. The proximal body includes a proximal bore, a tapered distal bore, and a passageway connecting the proximal bore to the distal bore. The proximal bore, the distal bore, and... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corporation
20130110113 - Translational instrumentation for spondylolisthesis and scoliosis reduction: An instrument includes a distraction mechanism having a proximal end and an opposed distal end. The distal end includes opposed first and second end members. A first vertebral endplate spreader includes a proximal spreader section mounted to the first end member of the distraction mechanism. The first spreader also includes... Agent:
20130110114 - Device and method for determining proper seating of an orthopaedic prosthesis: An orthopaedic prosthesis includes a curved outer surface configured to abut a patient's bone when the orthopaedic prosthesis is implanted therein. The outer surface may or may not be electrically conductive. A channel is defined in the outer surface in which one or more electrical conductors are positioned. A switch... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.
20130110115 - Minimally invasive method and devices for repairing loosened prosthetic implants: Minimally invasive methods of using a composition including bone cement to secure a hip or other prosthetic implant that has loosened following the initial implant surgery are disclosed. The methods include delivery of a composition including one or more bone cements alone, or in combination with one or more additives... Agent: Medulaplasty LLC
20130110117 - Drill guide with angle verification: A method and instrument is used for inserting a bone screw through a hole in a bone plate into bone at a maximum angulation of a bone screw central longitudinal axis with respect to a central axis of the hole. The maximum angulation places the head of the bone screw... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20130110118 - K-wire and method for surgical procedures: A surgical guide wire or K-wire and method of use are provided. The K-wire or guide wire has opposite end portions and a shank portion in between. One end portion has a deformable end portion that, once outside of a confining guide passage, can be deformed to present a projected... Agent:
20130110116 - Patient-specific glenoid guides: A glenoid guide has an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the lower surface is a patient-specific surface configured as a negative surface of a glenoid face based on a three-dimensional image of a shoulder joint of a patient reconstructed preoperatively from image scans of the shoulder joint of... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corporation
20130110119 - Adjustable jig and method for targeting interlocking holes of an intramedullary nail: A targeting jig apparatus for targeting interlocking holes of an intramedullary nail. The targeting jig includes a support-arm extending substantially parallel to the intramedullary nail. A targeting mechanism including a pair of targeting mechanism drill-guide orifices is adjustably disposed on the support arm for aligning the targeting mechanism drill-guide orifice... Agent:
20130110120 - Orthopedic device and method: An orthopedic kit includes a hollow cannula having a distal end including spiral thread for engaging a bone, an elongated probe extending through the hollow cannula, and a metering device for moving the probe such that a distal end of the probe is moved away from a proximal end of... Agent:
20130110121 - Vertebral spacer size indicator: A disposable measuring device for use in measuring the width, height and depth of an intradiscal space is provided, the device including an elongated body having an upper surface, a lower surface, a proximal end and a distal end. The elongated body also has a first pair of members configured... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130110122 - Guidewire and method for surgical procedures: A surgical guide wire or K-wire and method of use are provided. The K-wire, or guide wire, has opposite end portions and a shank portion in between. One end portion has a deformable end portion that, once outside of a confining guide passage, can be deformed to present a projected... Agent:
20130110123 - Devices and methods to position an anchor during a surgical procedure: Devices and methods for positioning an anchor within a patient during a surgical procedure. The devices are designed to interface with an anchor. The interface facilitates attachment of instruments to an exterior of the anchor. The devices may further be sized for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures where direct... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130110124 - Pedicle screw extension system: The pedicle screw extension system may include a removable cannulated extension provided to a pedicle screw tulip head. The cannulated extension may permit percutaneous implantation of pedicle screws followed by rod placement that may be guided by slots running along the length of the extension. The cannulation may allow for... Agent:
20130110125 - Ocular implant delivery systems and methods: Described herein are delivery devices and methods of using the devices for delivering an ocular implant into a suprachoroidal space without use of a goniolens. The delivery device includes a handle including a channel extending from a proximal end of the handle to a distal end of the handle, an... Agent: Transcend Medical, Inc.
20130110126 - Surgical cutting instrument and related methods: Described are surgical cutting tools and related methods, useful to sever tissue, optionally cauterizing the tissue; the cutting tool includes a frame that can be extended and retracted at the distal end of the cutting tool such that the frame supports a cutting element useful to cut tissue.... Agent:
20130110127 - Multi-piece dual-chamber leadless intra-cardiac medical device and method of implanting same: A leadless intra-cardiac medical device (LIMD) includes an electrode assembly configured to be anchored within a first wall portion of a first chamber of a heart. The electrode assembly includes an electrode main body having a first securing helix, an electrode wire segment extending from the body, and a first... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20130110131 - Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity: An articulated surgical instrument for enhancing the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrument has a high degree of dexterity, low friction, low inertia and good force reflection. A unique cable and pulley drive system operates to reduce friction and enhance force reflection. A unique wrist mechanism operates to... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130110128 - Magnetic end effector and device for guiding and positioning the same: A magnetic guiding device (robotics) for an intracorporeal object includes a motor-driven positioning device having a maximum of three degrees of freedom to be activated for translational motion of a connecting interface of the positioning device to which a magnetic end effector is connected or connectable, the latter including a... Agent: Ovesco Endoscopy Ag
20130110130 - Methods for maximum torque driving of robotic surgical tools: In one embodiment of the invention, a control system for a robotic surgical instrument is provided including a torque saturation limiter, a torque to current converter coupled to the torque saturation limiter, and a motor coupled to the torque to current converter. The torque saturation limiter receives a desired torque... Agent:
20130110129 - Surgical instrument motor pack latch: A latch mechanism selectively retains a first assembly to a second assembly. The first and second assemblies are configured for sliding engagement along an engagement axis. The latch mechanism includes a latch shaft mounted to the first assembly to rotate about a latch shaft axis, a torsion spring to bias... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130110132 - Conditioned medium obtained from stem cells and its use in therapy: Described herein are conditioned medium and processed conditioned medium, each of which comprises secreted stem cell factors; compositions containing conditioned medium and/or processed conditioned medium and a delivery polymer. The conditioned medium, processed conditioned medium and compositions may be used to promote blood vessel growth and healing of injured tissues.... Agent: Medstar Health Research Institute, Inc.
20130110133 - Pair of hair tweezers: Hair tweeters have a bend section from which a pair of opposing plate-shaped gripping sections extend in the longitudinal direction, and opposing gripping surfaces are respectively formed on the ends of the gripping sections which are located on the side facing the bend section. The hair tweezers do not cause... Agent: Kowashoji Co., Ltd.
20130110134 - Shapeable passer for surgical cable or suture: A shapeable passer for surgical cable or suture is made from a flexible tubular extrusion which includes at least one lumen arranged to receive the leading end of a surgical cable or suture, and at least one lumen arranged to contain a malleable stiffener element. The lumens and stiffener element... Agent:
20130110135 - Endoscopic surgical clip applier: An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue includes a jaw assembly mounted adjacent a distal end portion of a body, the jaw assembly including first and second jaw portions movable between a spaced-apart and an approximated position; a yoke slidably supported at least partially in a handle... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130110136 - Flexible endoscopic stitching devices: An endoscopic stitching device is provided including a handle assembly and an end effector operatively connected to the handle assembly. The handle assembly includes a housing; a trigger operatively supported on the housing; and an actuation cable operatively connected to the trigger and extending from the housing in such a... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130110137 - Surface treated polymeric synthetic hernia mesh prosthesis, surface treated sutures and staples and methods of manufacturing the same: A variety of polymeric synthetic hernia mesh prosthesis with surface treatment on at least one tissue-facing surface to control tissue adhesion are disclosed including heparin surface treatment which provides heparin present in an amount to yield heparin bioactivity of at least one of i) an ATIII binding of at least... Agent: Ension, Inc.
20130110138 - Three-dimensional scaffolds, methods for fabricating the same, and methods of treating a peripheral nerve or spinal cord injury: One aspect of the invention provides a three-dimensional scaffold including at least one layer of highly-aligned fibers. The at least one layer of highly-aligned fibers is curved in a direction substantially perpendicular to a general direction of the fibers. Another aspect of the invention provides a method for fabricating a... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130110140 - Anastomosis system: An anastomosis system includes a base, two rings, and a blood vessel-leading unit. A first blood vessel can be inserted in and attached to the first ring by the blood vessel-leading unit. A second blood vessel can be inserted in and attached to the second ring by the blood vessel-leading... Agent: National Yang-ming University
20130110141 - Biliary decompression and anastomosis stent: A stent and a method for implanting a stent for decompression and anastomosis formation are provided. The stent includes a non-expandable, generally tubular body having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a lumen extending through at least a portion of the body, a distal opening in the distal portion... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130110139 - Gentle hemorrhoid treatment offering a substantially painless healing: The teachings provided herein are directed to a methods and devices for treating a hemorrhoid in a subject in a manner that produces substantially less post-procedural pain in the subject, the method minimizing or avoiding a removing or a necrosis of a rectal tissue fold.... Agent: Macroplata, Inc.
20130110142 - Cutting balloon catheter having flexible atherotomes: A cutting balloon catheter and method of making and using the same. The cutting balloon catheter may include a catheter shaft having a balloon coupled thereto. One or more cutting members or blades may be coupled to the balloon. The cutting members may configured to be more flexible.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
20130110144 - Endovascular device with a tissue piercing distal probe and associated methods: Devices, systems and methods for treating diseases and disorders effecting the cardiovascular system of the human body are disclosed. An exemplary blood vessel in accordance with this disclosure comprises a shaft, tip member fixed to the shaft, and a probe extending beyond a distal surface of the tip member. In... Agent: Bridgepoint Medical, Inc.
20130110143 - 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: Revascular Therapeutics, Inc.
20130110145 - Flexible surgical device for tissue removal: An elongate tool with a cutting end. In some embodiments the end is bendable. Optionally, the end is bendable between two cutting edges. Optionally or alternatively, the end includes both a forward cutting edge and a side cutting edge. The tool may be sized for hand-held use, with control from... Agent: Carevature Medical Ltd.
20130110146 - Systems and methods for treatment of compressed nerves: Disclosed herein is a system for releasing a ligament. In one embodiment, the system includes a proximal handle, a tubular body, and a flexible body. The tubular body includes a proximal end and a distal end. The handle is coupled to the proximal end. The flexible body extends through the... Agent: Thayer Intellectual Property, Inc.
20130110147 - Tube set for a rotary tissue cutter with curved inner blade: Interacting cutting blades, forming a part of a rotary tissue cutter, has an outer cutting blade 28 including an edge 36 defining a port 34 formed near a distal end 30 of the outer cutting blade 28. An inner cutting blade 12 for rotation relative to the outer cutting blade... Agent:
20130110148 - Systems and methods for cryoadhesive transseptal punctures: A cryogenic medical system and method of use thereof for transseptal puncturing is disclosed, including a medical device having an elongate body with a fluid flow path therein, a thermally-transmissive region coupled to the elongate body in thermal communication with the fluid flow path, and a puncturing element movably coupled... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp
20130110149 - Synthetic gemstones suitable for contact with human tissue and methods of use thereof: The present invention provides synthetic gemstones for use in contact with human tissue, compositions, devices and systems comprising such gemstones, and methods of use thereof.... Agent:
20130110150 - Electroacupuncture needle and electroacupuncture platform: An electroacupuncture needle may be provided that includes: a body which includes at least one boundary line having discontinuous electrical conductivity; and an end which is formed to have a pointed shape allowing the electroacupuncture needle to be easily inserted into the skin of a subject.... Agent: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science & Technology
20130110151 - Balloon dissector with cannula: There are disclosed various embodiments of a balloon dissector and balloon tip cannula assembly which are provided to facilitate forming an anatomical space within the body, such as, for example, an anatomical space in the abdominal cavity or extraperitoneal space for facilitating hernia repair surgeries. The balloon dissector and balloon... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130110152 - Medical device and method: A vessel-occluding medical device for the use in diagnosis and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease in the human body includes an outer tube, an inner tube slidably housed within the outer tube, and a tubular sleeve comprising a generally U-shaped, direction reversing region, which moves along the length of the tubular... Agent: Genessis Technologies LLC
20130110153 - Extended protection embolic filter: The disclosure pertains to porous embolic debris diverters comprising a porous diverter element, a support structure therefor, and a non-hollow flexible elongated retrieval element fixedly attached thereto. The disclosure further pertains to delivery systems for the embolic debris diverters comprising a pusher and an elongated sheath as well as methods... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130110154 - System and method for delivering a left atrial appendage containment device: A method of delivering and deploying the device for containing the emboli during a surgical procedure proximate to the heart. Access is gained to the heart and the left atrium such that a distal end of the delivery sheath can be located near the left atrial appendage. A distal end... Agent: Atritech, Inc.
20130110156 - Device for sheet insertion: Disclosed is a device for sheet insertion includes: a cylindrical mantle tube of which the front and back ends are opened and the inside is formed to be a sheet receiving part and an extruding member for sheet extrusion that is inserted into the mantle tube in a state of... Agent: Fuji Systems Corporation
20130110155 - Grasping treatment device: A grasping treatment device includes a jaw attached to a distal portion of a sheath rotatably around a rotation axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis, and opening/closing relative to a distal portion of the probe in open/close directions perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and perpendicular to the rotation axis, and... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130110160 - Clotting cascade initiating apparatus and methods of use and methods of closing wounds: Wound closure methods and apparatuses are provided which utilize blood fluid by activating the clotting cascade of the blood fluid outside the body within a substantially enclosed sterile container then introducing the blood fluid to the wound site. Methods and apparatuses for providing ways of inhibiting anticoagulants and slowing fibrin... Agent: Closys Corporation
20130110158 - Multi-orifice spray head: A spray head having multiple openings arranged to provide at spray coverage throughout at least 90 degrees from the spray head central axis. The spray head may be used for applying tissue sealants.... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
20130110157 - Multi-sectioned cannula with at least one lumen: A malleable cannula having multiple lumens, constrained at the proximal end portion to provide rigidity and malleable at the distal end portion. The cannula has a combination of flexibility and stiffness that assists in accessing body passageways without kinking.... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
20130110159 - System and method for transapical access and closure: Embodiments are described for creating and closing tissue access ports, such as transapical access ports, which involve placement of an introducer across the subject tissue structure, and deployment of a controllable port closure device assembly configured to remain in place with a ratcheting mechanism, and to hold the tissue surrounding... Agent: Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130110161 - Spray delivery system: A delivery system for delivering multiple components that is assembled using snap-fit assembly and threadless engagement of syringes and associated parts.... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
20130110162 - Antimicrobial sutures and methods of making them: Multifilament sutures are prepared by permeating the suture with an antimicrobial solution and applying an antimicrobial coating to the suture.... Agent:
20130110163 - Attachment mechanism for material and bone: A method for anchoring a portion of material to bone is disclosed. One such method comprises affixing the portion of material to a neck of a fastener, and driving the fastener into the bone such that the portion of material becomes fixed to the bone.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130110165 - Soft suture-based anchors: Suture constructs and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs. The suture construct is a soft, suture-based anchor which is self-cinching and has a specific, accordion-type configuration (i.e., with the ability to fold from a first, extended position to a second, folded or compressed position). The suture-based anchor may be... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20130110164 - Suture clip: A suture clip having a top surface and an opposing bottom surface with a perimeter sidewall extending therebetween. An aperture extends completely through the clip between the top and bottom surfaces to form a slot. The slot extends into the clip from a mouth at a periphery on a first... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
20130110166 - Pacifier retaining device: A pacifier retaining device with a resilient partial ring shaped member, a rigid nipple storage enclosure and a necklace connection member. The resilient ring has an approximate C shape where the gap in the C shape is approximately one quarter of an inch. The nipple storage enclosure is cylindrical in... Agent:
20130110167 - Anterior atlantoaxial stabilization by lateral mass screw fixation: A device and method for anterior atlantoaxial stabilization may include one or more plates having a plurality of openings for receiving screws configured to screw into one or more C1 articular pillars, one or more C2 articular pillars, and the C2 body. A third cross-linking member may couple to first... Agent:
20130110168 - Facet joint implants and delivery tools: A spinal joint distraction system is disclosed and may include a delivery device, a driver assembly, and an internal actuator, where the driver assembly is adapted to be hold an implant and be sleevably inserted into the delivery device and the internal actuator is adapted to advance an implant distractor... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
20130110169 - Vertebral rod system and methods of use: A vertebral rod comprises an elongated first section and an elongated second section. A flexible intermediate section is disposed between the first section and the second section. The intermediate section has an interior surface defining a cavity having an open end. A resistance member is disposed to occupy the entire... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130110170 - Coupling system for surgical construct: A coupling assembly for use in surgical constructs comprises a first body and a second body. One of the first body and the second body includes a male member and an other of the first body and the second body includes a female member. The male member is sized and... Agent:
20130110171 - Adjustable rod devices and methods of using the same: A medical device includes a first elongate member defining an interior region and configured to be coupled to a first anatomical structure within a body and a second elongate member configured to be coupled to a second anatomical structure within the body. A portion of the second elongate member is... Agent:
20130110172 - Locking assembly for a polyaxial bone anchoring device: A locking assembly for securing a rod in a polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a first locking element having a first end, a second end, an outer surface with an external advancement structure, an inner wall, an internal advancement structure on the inner wall, and an engagement portion for a... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130110173 - Attachment mechanism for material and bone: A method for anchoring a portion of material to bone is disclosed. One such method comprises inserting the portion of material through a hole in a fastener, and driving the fastener into the bone such that the portion of material becomes anchored to the bone such that driving the fastener... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130110174 - Methods for installing a vertebral construct: A method for installing a vertebral construct includes anchoring a first bone fixation apparatus having a receiver with a channel configured to receive the vertebral construct and a bone anchor configured for engaging a first vertebral body to the first vertebral body. The vertebral construct is positioned within the channel... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130110175 - Hybrid plate system and method: A bone plate system is disclosed which includes a bone plate having at least one plate hole, at least one pin adapted to be disposed in the at least one plate hole, and a polymer component disposed between the at least one pin and the bone plate. The polymer component... Agent: Stryker Trauma Sa
20130110178 - High angulation polyaxial bone anchoring device: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a bone anchoring element having a shank and a head, a receiving part having a first end and a second end, a central axis, a first bore, a second bore, and a first support surface between the first bore and the second bore that... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130110176 - Implant assembly with a rigid interface: An implant assembly and a method of assembling the same are provided, the implant assembly including a receiver extending along a central longitudinal axis between a proximal end and an opposite distal end, the receiver including a distal portion defining a receptacle opening at the distal end and a pair... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130110179 - Spinal fixation system having locking and unlocking devices for use with a multi-planar, taper lock screw: Provided is a spinal fixation system including a taper lock screw including an inner housing and an outer housing that are translatable relative to one another to transition the taper lock screw between a locked position and an unlocked position. A locking device releasably connects to and operationally interacts with... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20130110177 - Top loading polyaxial ball and socket fastener: The fastening system consists of the polyaxial ball and socket joint used in conjunction with a bone screw having threads on one end for use in anchoring to the spine and a spherical connector on the other end operating as a pivot point about which a connecting assembly moves in... Agent:
20130110180 - Top loading polyaxial ball and socket fastener with saddle: The fastening system consists of the polyaxial ball and socket joint used in conjunction with a bone screw having threads on one end for use in anchoring to the spine and a spherical connector on the other end operating as a pivot point about which a connecting assembly moves in... Agent:
20130110181 - Cranial fixation device: A cranial fixation device has a cranial clamp with first and second clamping elements. The first clamping element is fixedly coupled to a rod that extends from the first clamping element and ends in an end section. The second clamping element is movably coupled to the rod and is further... Agent: Pina-medizintechnik-vertriebs Ag
20130110182 - Connection assembly: An orthopedic connection assembly is described that comprises a housing member for receiving an implant that is operably connected to a receiving member for receiving an anchor member. The connection assembly is configured to have a locking mechanism that secures and fixes the relative orientation between the implant and the... Agent:
20130110183 - Joint and bone fixation: Eccentrically shaped bone fixation implants interact with bone fragments or joints to compress the bone fragments or joint bones together. The eccentrically shaped bone fixation implants can have longer and shorter portions along an axis and a plurality of teeth with opposing beveled surfaces in different configurations to vary both... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation04/25/2013 > 99 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories.
20130103007 - Handle for surgical instruments: A handle for surgical instruments that has a “wishbone” configuration. In one embodiment, the instrument is provided with a ratchet mechanism allows two operating handles to be locked in a predetermined position (for example, when the surgical instrument that is maneuvered is in use) or to move relative to each... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20130103008 - Endpoint-managed photocoagulation: Systems and processes are described relating to laser-based ophthalmic intervention technologies and, more specifically, to techniques for delivering reproducible amounts of laser energy to create visible and sub-visible lesions on an eye. The subject technology may provide a user with the ability to adjust the amount of energy to be... Agent: Topcon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.
20130103009 - Patient interface for ophthalmologic diagnostic and interventional procedures: One embodiment is directed to a method for interfacing an ophthalmic intervention system with an eye of a patient, comprising: placing a patient interface assembly comprising a housing, an optical lens coupled to the housing, and an eye engagement assembly coupled to the housing, the eye engagement assembly comprising an... Agent: Optimedica Corporation
20130103010 - System and method for laser ablation on a surgical surface: A system and method for performing Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) on a target tissue includes a detector for imaging the interface surface between the target tissue and a base tissue. Also included is a laser unit for generating a laser beam, and for focusing the laser beam to a... Agent:
20130103011 - System and method for lowering iop by creation of microchannels in trabecular meshwork using a femtosecond laser: A system and its method for creating a microchannel in the trabecular meshwork of an eye include a laser unit for generating a laser beam, and an imaging unit for creating an image of the trabecular meshwork. The system also includes a computer which defines the microchannel. A comparator that... Agent:
20130103013 - Methods and patterns for increasing amplitude of accommodations in a human lens: A method of treating a human eye, generally to correct vision, and preferably in one embodiment to increase the amplitude of accommodation of the lens. The method utilizes a laser to create a desired pattern within the lens. Various patterns for treating the eye lens are also disclosed.... Agent: Nusite Technologies LLC
20130103012 - System and method for obviating posterior capsule opacification: A system and method are provided for obviating Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO) which require an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) device for imaging the interface surface between the posterior surface of an intraocular lens (IOL) and the capsular bag. Further, the OCT device is used to identify areas of relative opacity... Agent:
20130103015 - Oct-guided femtosecond laser to measure a retinal surface for use in performing an intra-retinal ablation: A system and method are provided for debulking scar tissue in the retina by the Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) of scar tissue. The identification, location and extent of the scar tissue is accomplished using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) techniques. OCT imaging is also used to monitor the debulking procedure.... Agent:
20130103014 - Patient interface for ophthalmologic diagnostic and interventional procedures: An ophthalmic system may comprise an imaging device having a field of view oriented toward the eye of the patient; a patient interface housing defining a passage therethrough, having a distal end coupled to one or more seals configured to be directly engaged with one or more surfaces of the... Agent: Optimedica Corporation
20130103016 - Automatic beauty therapy equipment: An automatic beauty therapy equipment contains a displacement driving device including a pedestal to be driven by a displacing mechanism so as to move straightly or curvedly in a first-axis direction, a second-axis direction, and a third-axis direction; a therapy device including a therapy element fixed in the pedestal; a... Agent:
20130103017 - Devices and methods for radiation-based dermatological treatments: A device for treating an area of skin by scanning radiation to form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin includes an automated scanning system configured to receive an input beam generated by a radiation source and scan the received input beam to provide a sequential series of output... Agent: Tria Beauty
20130103018 - Method and apparatus for performing transesophageal cardiovascular procedures: An apparatus for performing a transesophageal cardiovascular procedure includes an elongated tubular main access device having a first lumen with an open proximal end and a distal side opening, and a second lumen with a rigid outer wall and a collapsible inner wall. The second lumen is adapted to receive... Agent: Microaccess Inc.
20130103019 - Cryosurgical fluid supply: Improved systems, devices, and methods for delivering cryogenic cooling fluid to cryosurgical probes such as cryosurgical endovascular balloon catheters take advantage of the transients during the initiation and termination of cryogenic fluid flow to moderate the treatment temperatures of tissues engaged by the probe. A flow limiting element along a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed. Inc.
20130103020 - Cryosurgical system: An invention relates to the area of cryosurgical equipment. It proposes a cryosurgical system, which incorporates measuring and computing means for estimation of a real time ice ball diameter and operation temperature of a cryotip (the distal section of a cryosurgical probe). The cryosurgical probe of the cryosurgical system operates... Agent:
20130103025 - Directive window ablation antenna with dielectric loading: An electrosurgical device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes a coaxial feedline having an inner conductor, an outer conductor coaxially disposed around the inner conductor, and a dielectric material disposed therebetween. An elongated electrically-conductive member is longitudinally disposed at a distal end of the inner conductor.... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130103023 - Litz wire battery powered device: A medical instrument is disclosed. The medical instrument includes a housing and a handle for gripping by a user, an end effector coupled to the handle and having at least one electrical contact, a battery, and a radio frequency (RF) generation circuit coupled to and operated by the battery. The... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130103022 - Thermal denervation devices and methods: A method and apparatus for treating an intraosseous nerve. The method includes positioning a hollow shaft through the cortical shell of a vertebral body and into a cancellous bone region of the vertebral body. The hollow shaft includes an annular wall having a longitudinal bore therein, a proximal portion and... Agent: Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
20130103021 - Tissue extraction devices and methods: A tissue cutting device has an outer sleeve with a distal window and an inner cutting sleeve which moves past the window to cut tissue. The inner cutting sleeve has a lumen which may have a larger proximal diameter than distal diameter. A perimeter of the window may comprise a... Agent: Arqos Surgical, Inc.
20130103024 - User interface in a battery powered device: A medical instrument is disclosed. The medical instrument includes a housing, at least one electrical contact, a radio frequency (RF) generation circuit coupled to and operated by the battery and operable to generate an RF drive signal and to provide the RF drive signal to the at least one electrical... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130103027 - Anchored cardiac ablation catheter: An apparatus and method for performing cardiac ablations employs a catheter comprising an anchoring device and an ablating device to perform the ablations to electrically isolate the pulmonary veins and left atrium from surrounding atrial tissue. The anchor can comprise a balloon-type device, a stent-like device, a strut-like device, a... Agent:
20130103028 - Reflectance-facilitated ultrasound treatment and monitoring: Apparatus comprising an ultrasound ablation system (10), which comprises a reflection-facilitation element (12), configured to be placed at an extramyocardial site of a subject, and to provide an extramyocardial reflective region; and an ultra-sound tool (20), which comprises at least one ultrasound transducer (40) configured to be positioned within a... Agent:
20130103029 - Surface ablation antenna with dielectric loading: An electrosurgical device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes a coaxial feedline having an inner conductor, an outer conductor coaxially disposed around the inner conductor, and a dielectric material disposed therebetween. An elongated electrically-conductive member is longitudinally disposed at a distal end of the inner conductor;... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130103026 - Tissue treatment device and related methods: A hypotube based deliver system is used to position one or more elements in position for treatment within the body. The elements may include electrodes, sensors or injection ports or even anchors. The hypotubes may have pre-set shapes or are plastically deformed prior to positioning as they exit a positioning... Agent:
20130103030 - Dissection scissors on surgical device: A surgical instrument includes a housing having first and second actuators and a shaft extends therefrom. End effector attaches to shaft and includes a first actuating device and a tissue treatment member. First actuating device is actuated by first actuator and includes first and second jaw members that actuate relative... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130103031 - Dissection scissors on surgical device: A surgical instrument includes an end effector and a housing mechanically coupled to the end effector. The end effector includes a first actuating device configured to perform a first surgical procedure and a second actuating device integrally associated with the first actuating device and configured to perform a second surgical... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130103032 - Laparoscopic endometriosis articulating fulgurator: A surgical instrument includes a single articulating tip to apply energy to tissue within a body. The articulating tip travels in a semi-arc around an insulated hinge in such a way that the tip can articulate up or down less than 90 degrees from a central axis. In particular, the... Agent:
20130103033 - Suction coagulator: An electrosurgical suction coagulator is disclosed having improved thermal insulation between the active electrode and adjacent tissue. In embodiments, passive insulation is used to control the transfer of thermal energy from an electrosurgical electrode into surrounding tissue. Braided, closed-sell foam material, and open cell foam materials may be used to... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130103034 - Welding systems useful for closure of cardiac openings: A welding element is provided for applying heat, chemicals, pressure, or any combination thereof to tissues inside a patient's body, e.g., a patent foramen ovale. In one aspect, the welding element is connected to a radio frequency energy source and includes an electrode and a locator. The locator facilitates positioning... Agent: W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20130103035 - Multi-circuit seal plates: An end effector assembly adapted to couple to an electrosurgical instrument, the end effector assembly including a pair of opposing jaw members pivotably attached about a pivot member and moveable from a first spaced position to a second grasping position. Each jaw member includes a jaw housing and a seal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130103102 - Curved spacer and inserter: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of a spinal fixation procedure. A cross connector system for use during a spinal fixation procedure is provided. The system includes at least one bridge defining a coupling bore and having a... Agent: Ebi, LLC
20130103103 - Surgical system methods for spinal access: A dilator includes a first portion and a second portion movable between a first position and a second position. The first portion includes a first wall that defines a first cross section and a first cavity. The second portion includes a second wall that defines a second cross section, which... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
20130103104 - Arthroscope guide: A guide for guiding the distal end of an arthroscope above the surface of a bone plate is disclosed. The guide is located on top of the bone plate. It has a body with cutouts and/or grooves to guide the arthroscope. Furthermore the arthroscope has a ball shaped slider close... Agent: Arthrex Medizinische Instrumente Gmbh
20130103105 - Device for facilitating the application of a fixing plate to the relative screw for the minimally invasive stabilization of pertrochanteric femoral fractures with sliding screw-plate systems: The present invention concerns a device (1) for allowing the application of a fixing plate (20) on a compression screw (10) in a bone fracture, in particular a femoral fracture. In accordance with the invention, a generally long-shaped element (1) is included, provided on one of its ends (2) with... Agent:
20130103036 - Ghost ring guide for assistance in percutaneous insertions: Among other things, there is disclosed embodiments of devices for assisting in aiming and inserting percutaneous medical tools or devices. A mandrel portion with a sharpened end has two or more guiding or directing members attached to it. The guiding or directing members at least partially define spaces that form... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130103037 - Procedure for repairing foot injury: A Lisfranc injury between a second metatarsal and medial cuneiform is repaired by gaining access to the injury site and placing two arm members of a novel drill guide around the two neighboring bones at the injury site, drilling a guide wire through the two bones guided by the drill... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20130103038 - Sensing force during partial and total knee replacement surgery: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for measuring forces in the space of a knee during surgery. Such forces can be caused by tension in the ligaments of the knee. A femoral member is engaged with a distal femur. While the knee is flexed, partially extended, or fully extended, a... Agent:
20130103039 - Bone screw extender reattachment system and methods: A bone screw extender reattachment system including an elongated reattachment rod having a proximal and a distal end. The distal end of the elongated reattachment rod includes a tip configured to attach to a head of a bone screw. The elongated reattachment rod is configured so that a screw extender... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130103040 - Method and device for manipulation of an intraocular lens: A method for charging a deformable intraocular lens into a receptacle through a slit or opening in the receptacle periphery, the lens in un-deformed state comprising a) a roughly disc shaped optic part configured to act as a lens when inserted into an eye and b) at least two elongated... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
20130103041 - Polyp removal device and method of use: A device and system for removing polyps is provided and includes a tubular member having proximal and distal ends, a snare portion operably extending from within the distal end of the tubular member, the snare portion including a cutting member for severing the sealed tissue. The polyp removal device may... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130103042 - Detachable ratcheting shaft for specimen retrieval bag: A system for retrieving a specimen includes a collapsible bag having a first mating member and a retrieval device having a second mating member. The second mating member cooperates with the first mating member for coupling the collapsible bag with the retrieval device. A rotation mechanism is disposed in the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130103043 - Surgical retrieval apparatus for thoracic procedures: A surgical retrieval apparatus includes a handle including an elongated sleeve extending therefrom that, together cooperate to define a lumen therethrough. A shaft having an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end thereof and a plunger disposed at a proximal end thereof is selectively translatable between a first position... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130103044 - Cervical stretch band: A cervical stretch band device is disclosed that is designed for securing the neck of a woman's cervix tighter to prevent miscarriages and premature births. The cervical stretch band device comprises a band, a fastening component secured to a first end of the band, and at least one opening positioned... Agent:
20130103045 - Medical retrieval device: A medical retrieval device has a multi-prong retrieval assembly. The multi-prong retrieval assembly has a first position, in which the retrieval assembly extends from the distal end of the sheath to form an open ended grasping device, and a second position, in which the retrieval assembly extends from the distal... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130103046 - Rotary catheter for removing obstructions from bodily vessels: A motorized rotary catheter, for breaking down and aspirating an obstruction from within a bodily vessel comprising a flexible tube containing a motor-driven, flexible, hollow shaft that is rotatable and slidable over a guidewire; a distal portion of the shaft is made of a closely wound spiraled wire and a... Agent:
20130103047 - Delivery system assemblies and associated methods for implantable medical devices: A delivery system assembly includes an outer tube, an inner member, extending within a lumen of the outer tube, and a deflectable shaft, extending within the outer tube lumen and around the inner member; the tube and inner member are longitudinally moveable with respect to the shaft, and a distal... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130103048 - Method and apparatus for securing a guide tube: A guide tube is used for guiding an instrument through a hole within tissue of a patient. The guide tube includes a cannula member defining a passage extending therethrough along an axis. The passage is operable to receive the instrument and guide the instrument through the hole within the tissue... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
20130103049 - Methods, tools, and assemblies for implantation of medical leads having distal tip anchors: Medical leads include distal tip anchors that are retained by fixation mechanisms of implantation tools. The fixation mechanism may include a fixed body that has features retaining the distal tip anchor. The fixation mechanism may include a movable body that can apply tension to the distal tip anchor to force... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130103050 - Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector: Methods of controlling a gripping force of an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument are provided. The method includes receiving a first input signal indicative of a high grip level input at a master gripping mechanism that controls a slave gripping force of the end effector; receiving a second... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130103051 - Method and means for transferring controller motion from a robotic manipulator to an attached instrument: A method of transmitting controller motion from a robotic manipulator to a surgical instrument includes rotating a plate included in the robotic manipulator. The plate has a driving surface that bears against an inner gimbal of a gimbal assembly included in the surgical instrument. The plate is rotated about a... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130103052 - Handheld, personal skin care systems with detachable skin care elements: A skin care element holder is designed for use with a handheld body having a receptacle. The skin care element holder includes a substantially circular plate having a diameter between about 20 and about 60 mm. The substantially circular plate has a first surface arranged and configured for coupling to... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
20130103053 - Disposable hair removal apparatus for nose, ears, and small orifices: A disposable hair removal apparatus for nose, ears, and other small orifices provides a user with the ability to utilizes the depilation method of waxing in the nose, ears, and/or other small orifices currently unsuitable for waxing. The present invention accomplishes this by providing an application method which can contour... Agent:
20130103054 - Blended shaft drive: A solid, monolithic shaft member has an engagement end. The engagement end has a proximal end a distal end. The proximal end has a first cross-sectional geometry, and the distal end has a second cross-sectional geometry. The first cross-sectional geometry of the proximal end is different from the second cross-sectional... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20130103055 - Catheter-based tissue remodeling devices and methods: Methods and systems for closing an opening or defect in tissue, closing a lumen or tubular structure, cinching or remodeling a cavity or repairing a valve preferably utilizing a purse string or elastic device. The preferred devices and methods are directed toward catheter-based percutaneous, transvascular techniques used to facilitate placement... Agent: Benvenue Medical, Inc.
20130103056 - Placing sutures: A suturing instrument is configured for to apply sutures to approximate, ligate, or fixate tissue in, for example, open, mini-incision, trans-vaginal, or endoscopic surgical procedures. The suturing instrument includes an elongate body member, a needle exit port, a needle receiving port, and a needle deployment mechanism. The suturing instrument eliminates... Agent:
20130103057 - Laparoscopic surgical system: A laparoscopic port closure device is described. The device allows for the deployment of a suture internally into an abdominal wall and the subsequent use of that deployed suture to effect a closing of the wound that was used for the port. The deployed suture may be used during the... Agent: Neosurgical Limited
20130103061 - Device and method for treatment of incision or hernia: Devices and methods for treating an abdominal incision or hernia are described. An implant for the restoration or prophylactic treatment of an abdominal wall comprises an elongate element and at least one sheet connected to the elongate element along a longitudinal axis of the elongate element. The elongate element is... Agent:
20130103059 - Enhanced efficacy lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of... Agent: Pneumrx, Inc.
20130103060 - Implantable film/mesh composite: The present disclosure relates to implantable medical devices which include at least one mesh and at least one film attached to the mesh along different portions of the mesh creating at least one aperture between the mesh and the film.... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130103058 - Implantable hernia repair device with a removable member: The invention relates to implantable medical devices, in particular to implantable medical devices used in surgical procedures for hernia repairs.... Agent:
20130103062 - Atherectomy devices and methods: The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and method relate to removal of the occluding material from the blood vessels as well as other body lumens.... Agent: Atheromed, Inc.
20130103063 - Devices, systems, and methods for performing atherectomy including delivery of a bioactive material: Devices, systems, and methods are employed to perform an atherectomy in an identified region to restore patency to arterial lesions. A bioactive material is introduced into the identified region before, after or during performing the atherectomy. The bioactive material can be introduced, e.g., on a balloon coated with the bioactive... Agent: Atheromed, Inc.
20130103064 - Integrated ablation and mapping system: A system for ablating and mapping tissue comprises a stand alone tissue ablation system adapted to ablate the tissue, and a stand alone cardiac mapping system adapted to map the tissue. The ablation system is operably coupled with the cardiac mapping system such that mapping data from the cardiac mapping... Agent: Vytronus, Inc.
20130103066 - Sonotrode: A sonotrode for an ultrasonic surgical instrument. The sonotrode comprises an instrument head which is equipped with a cutting apparatus that extends in the longitudinal direction. The instrument head is provided with a plurality of through-holes, which extend through the instrument head in the transverse direction. The through-holes impart an... Agent: Soring Gmbh
20130103065 - Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating: An ultrasonic clamp coagulator assembly configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures. The assembly includes a blade having a first and second tissue contact surface and a clamping mechanism, including a first and second clamp arm pivotally mounted at the distal portion of the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130103067 - Discectomy devices and related methods: Tissue removal devices are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a tissue removal device may comprise a handheld housing, a motor, and a tissue removal mechanism coupled to the handheld housing. The tissue removal mechanism may comprise a tubular member, a rotatable elongated member disposed within a lumen of the tubular... Agent:
20130103068 - Extendable cutting member: Provided is a minimally invasive cavity formation instrument for forming tissue cavities. The instrument includes an end effector having an aperture through which a cutting element is laterally extended and retracted. The cutting element may be retracted for minimally invasive insertion into a tissue region and extended to form a... Agent:
20130103069 - Collecting technique and device to concentrate a blood sample on a test pad: A lancet structure for making an incision at a skin site and transporting an amount of blood from the incision away from the skin site and methods of utilizing and making such a lancet structure are disclosed. The lancet structure may comprise an elongated body having a first surface and... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
20130103070 - 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 inserting an intramural crossing device into the vascular lumen, positioning at least the distal... Agent:
20130103071 - Two-way slit valve: A slit valve 10 for use with an inflatable medical device having a flange surface 12 with an opening therein. The slit valve 10 has a valve body 14 connected to the flange surface 12 and a chamber formed in the valve body 14 for accepting an inflation tube 34... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130103072 - Anoscope: An anoscope kit comprising an anoscope having a plurality of spaced apart fingers having free ends and a dilator removably positionable within the anoscope to aid insertion of the anoscope. The dilator has a proximal region, an intermediate region and a distal region, the distal region including an enlarged distal... Agent:
20130103075 - Embolic debris deflector: The disclosure pertains to debris diverters for use within the aorta and methods of diverting or redirecting emboli and other debris away from the carotid arteries to prevent cerebral embolization. The disclosure includes aortic diverters positionable in the ascending aorta in order to divert embolic material of all sizes away... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130103073 - Femoral removal vena cava filter: An intravascular filter configured for retrieval through a patient's femoral vein and a method for retrieving the filter through the patient's femoral vein. The filter includes a plurality of struts having connected ends attached together along a longitudinal axis, a shaft disposed along the longitudinal axis and having a first... Agent: Cook Incorporated
20130103074 - Method and apparatus for restricting flow through an opening in the side wall of a body lumen, and/or for reinforcing a weakness in the side wall of a body lumen, while still maintaining substantially normal flow through the body lumen: A device comprising a single closed loop of elastic filament configurable between (i) a first configuration for movement along a blood vessel; and (ii) a second configuration for lodging within a blood vessel, the second configuration providing a single flow-restricting face sized and configured to cover the mouth of the... Agent: Cornell University
20130103076 - Cellulose-containing medical device having a multi-layer structure produced without adhesive: Implants include a film layer containing cellulose secured to a surface of the porous layer that also contains cellulose, wherein the film layer is secured to the porous cellulose without the use of an adhesive.... Agent:
20130103077 - Vascular sealing device with locking hub: An internal tissue puncture closure method and apparatus. The method and apparatus provide a locking device for compressing and holding an external component such as a collagen sponge at a puncture situs. The locking device facilitates compression of the external component in a first direction, but prevents or locks against... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20130103078 - Suture thread: A suture thread (1), comprising:—a thread-shaped main body (2) having spikes; and—a stopper cylinder (3) having a diameter enlarged with respect to the main body (2), which stopper cylinder (3) is arranged in correspondence of a longitudinal end (21) of the main body (2) to block said end in abutment... Agent:
20130103079 - Biomimetic multiple strand fiber mesh and sutures: A material comprising two or more fibers, wherein each of the fibers has a mechanical modulus, and the mechanical modulus of at least one fiber is higher than the mechanical modulus of another fiber. The higher modulus fiber has a longer length than the lower modulus fiber. In various embodiments,... Agent: Novo Contour, Inc.
20130103082 - Method and apparatus for interosseous membrane reconstruction: A method for repairing a defect in an interosseous membrane located between a first bone and a second bone. The method includes: coupling a flexible member to the first bone and the second bone, the flexible member extending past a first area of the interosseous membrane between the first bone... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20130103084 - Method and apparatus for re-attaching the labrum to the acetabulum, including the provision and use of a novel suture anchor system: Apparatus for securing a first object to a second object, the apparatus comprising: an elongated body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end, the lumen comprising a first section and a second section, the first section of the... Agent:
20130103081 - Suture anchor assembly with compressible distal tip: Methods and devices for fixation of soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a suture anchor is provided having an elongate cylindrical body with proximal and distal ends and an inner lumen extending therethrough. The elongate body can be configured so that upon partial insertion into a bone... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130103085 - Suture anchor kit: A suture anchor kit including first and second suture anchors, each having two eyelets, and first and second sutures, each having a free end and a fixed end, where the first suture is received in a first of the two eyelets of the first suture anchor and a first of... Agent:
20130103080 - Suture anchor system with compressible distal tip: Methods and devices for fixation of soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a suture anchor is provided having an elongate cylindrical body with proximal and distal ends and an inner lumen extending therethrough. The elongate body can be configured so that upon partial insertion into a bone... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130103083 - Suture anchors and methods of use: An anchoring system for securing tissue to bone includes an implant having a body through which a suture eyelet extends transversely, a suture recess extending along a portion of a length of the body, having a predetermined depth below an outer surface of the body, and a suture pinch ramp... Agent: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
20130103086 - Spinous process mounted spinal implant: A spinal implant includes two plates that are connected together by a post. The implant is configured for each plate to be positioned on outer lateral sides of spinous processes with the post extending through the interspinous space. One of the plates includes a channel that receives the post. The... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130103089 - Bone tissue clamp: Systems, methods, and kits incorporate a fusion member for vertebral processes. The fusion member may be unitary or modular. The fusion member comprises extensions configured to be crimped to vertebral processes. The extensions may comprise tabs configured to be deformed to further penetrate the vertebral processes. The tabs may also... Agent: Osteomed, LLC
20130103088 - Segmental spinous process anchor system and methods of use: Segmental spinous process implant systems and methods of use are provided for coupling to one or more spinal processes of a cervical, thoracic, and/or lumbar spine. Embodiments of the segmental spinous process implant system include a support member coupled to one or more offset connector. The support member extends adjacent... Agent: Lanx, Inc.
20130103087 - Spinous process plate and connector assembly and method: A spinal implant that includes plates and at least one connector for attachment to spinous processes. The plates may be sized to extend along opposing lateral sides of spinous processes. Connectors may be attached to the plates and extend across the spinous processes. Each of the connectors may be sized... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130103090 - Vertebral rod system and methods of use: A vertebral rod comprises a first elongated rod portion and a second elongated rod portion. A flexible intermediate portion is disposed between the first rod portion and the second rod portion. The intermediate portion includes a wall defining at least one cavity through a surface of the wall. The at... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130103091 - Spinal fusion instrumentation and systems and methods thereof: An instrumentation for use in spinal fusion surgery is disclosed. The instrumentation comprises a plurality of link segments configured to form a contoured shape that conforms to at least a section of vertebrae of a patient, and an interlocking mechanism configured to cause the plurality of link segments to maintain... Agent:
20130103092 - Pre-assembled spinal construct and method of use: A pre-assembled spinal construct is provided which includes an elongated member, a plurality of heads spaced apart at select positions around the elongated member, each of the plurality of heads defining an enclosure configured to receive a first securing member for securing the heads around the elongated member and each... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130103093 - Locking device for locking a rod-shaped element in a receiving part of a bone anchor and bone anchor with such a locking device: A locking device includes a first locking member including a first end, a second end, a central axis, an outer surface with an external thread, a coaxial bore, and an internal thread provided along at least a portion of the bore, and a second locking member including a first end,... Agent:
20130103095 - Facet screw system and method: A facet screw system and method includes an implant assembly having a screw with a removable head, a locking nut, and a collet. An insertion instrument is used to insert the screw, compress the facet joint, locks the implant, and breaks off the head of the screw providing a lower... Agent: Custom Spine, Inc.
20130103094 - Spinal implant system and method: A spinal implant system includes a first member including at least one wall, which includes a first axial end surface, a second axial end surface and an outer surface including a locking cavity. A second member includes a first extension defining an inner surface and a second extension defining an... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130103096 - Bone fastener for a spinal surgical system: A bone fastener includes a receiver defining a longitudinal axis and extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end including a first wall and a second wall that define an implant cavity, each wall having a proximal face. At least one of the first wall and... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130103097 - Dynamic multi-axial fastener: A device for attaching an elongated member to a vertebral member and provide for dampened movement of the elongated member. The device may include a receiver that receives an elongated member. The receiver may be movably attached to an anchor that may be attached to a vertebral member. A dampener... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
20130103098 - Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and lateral alignment feature: A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a threaded shank body having an integral upper portion receivable in a one piece 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 and a friction fit... Agent:
20130103099 - Polyaxial bone screw: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20130103100 - Fixation implant: A fixation implant tightly secures ligament transplants and the like on or in bone tissue. The fixation implant has an elongate body, which has a front end for application and includes at least in some areas an expandable material which, after the implantation, exerts an expansion pressure on a surrounding... Agent: Synergy Biosurgical Ag
20130103101 - Sleeve: A sleeve for attachment to an end of a bone fixation element includes an elongated tubular element having a central bore extending therethrough. The tubular element has a proximal portion and a distal portion connected to one another by a web. The proximal and distal portions are separated from one... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC04/18/2013 > 99 patent applications in 56 patent subcategories.
20130096540 - Flexible wrist for surgical tool: The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no singularity in roll, pitch, and yaw. In one embodiment, a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprises includes an elongate shaft having a working end,... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130096539 - Motion sensitive and capacitor powered handheld device: A handheld device includes an electronic instrument and a capacitive power supply for storing and delivering power to the electronic instrument. The capacitive power supply includes at least one capacitor, and an electronic circuit operable to boost a voltage from the capacitor to a higher voltage for use by the... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.
20130096544 - Method for performing a procedure according to a biometric image: A method for performing a procedure on a patient, includes obtaining a biometric image representative of the patient and performing the procedure on the patient in accordance with the biometric image. The patient has an iris and the biometric image comprises an iris biometric image and the procedure comprises a... Agent:
20130096541 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation structure, an optic fiber, and a housing tube. The housing tube may include a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness. The second stiffness may be greater than the... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
20130096542 - System and method for determining dosimetry in ophthalmic photomedicine: A system and method for treating ophthalmic target tissue, including a light source for generating a beam of light, a beam delivery system that includes a scanner for generating patterns, and a controller for controlling the light source and delivery system to create a dosimetry pattern of the light beam... Agent: Topcon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.
20130096543 - System and method for determining dosimetry in ophthalmic photomedicine: A system and method for treating ophthalmic target tissue, including a light source for generating a beam of light, a beam delivery system that includes a scanner for generating patterns, and a controller for controlling the light source and delivery system to create a dosimetry pattern of the light beam... Agent: Topcon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.
20130096545 - Small flexible liquid core catheter for laser ablation in body lumens and methods for use: Embodiments relate to the design and use of a low profile ablation catheter with a liquid core for use in laser ablation removal of arterial plaque blockages to restore blood flow.... Agent: Ra Medical Systems
20130096546 - Non-uniform beam optical treatment methods and systems: An apparatus is disclosed including: an incoherent light source that generates a treatment beam having a non-uniform energy profile, the non-uniform energy profile being included of regions of relatively high energy per unit area within a substantially uniform background region of relatively low energy per unit area.... Agent: Cynosure, Inc.
20130096547 - Method of, and device for, marking a patient's eye for reference during a toric lens implantation procedure: In one aspect, a method is provided herein of marking a patient's eye for reference during a tonic lens implantation procedure. The method includes providing an electrocautery device having a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a tip defined at the terminus of the shaft. The handle is... Agent: Beaver-visitec International (us), Inc.
20130096550 - Ablative catheter with electrode cooling and related methods of use: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include an ablative catheter system including an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending there between. An end-effector may be disposed at the distal end of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130096551 - Catheter with pressure sensing: A medical probe includes a flexible insertion tube, having a distal end for insertion into a body cavity of a patient, and a distal tip, which is disposed at the distal end of the insertion tube and is configured to be brought into contact with tissue in the body cavity.... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.
20130096549 - Method and apparatus for precisely controlling the size and shape of radiofrequency ablations: Various embodiments of multielectrode radiofrequency (RF) ablation probes are described herein that disclose methods and apparatus for improved control and predictability of the size and shape of RF thermal electrocoagulations. The features of the invention include the ability to make irregularly shaped ablations in order to conform to irregularly shaped... Agent: Diros Technology Inc.
20130096548 - Method for dermatological treatment using chromophores: The present invention encompasses methods that use heat and/or electromagnetic radiation for dermatological treatment and more particularly to a method that uses heat and/or electromagnetic radiation in combination with chromophores for fractional wounding and, in particular, discontinuous fractional damage of skin tissue.... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130096553 - Deflectable medical devices: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may be a deflectable medical device that includes a catheter shaft having a distal end. An ablation electrode may be disposed at the distal end. A deflection mechanism may be coupled to the catheter... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130096555 - Electrical charge-dissipating cannula: An apparatus, a system and a method of dissipating an electrical charge are provided. The apparatus is a cannula for receiving a surgical instrument to perform a surgical operation on a body. The cannula includes a hollow elongated structure having a proximal end opening and a distal end opening leading... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130096552 - Hydrodissection material with reduced migration: A hydrodissection material provides a flowable biocompatible material that increases in viscosity in situ to reduce material migration during an ablation procedure. One embodiment provides a material that increases in viscosity at normal body temperatures to permit injection using a standard hypodermic needle.... Agent:
20130096554 - Slotted tube multiple electrode frame and off-wall spacer cage: A method of making a spacer cage is disclosed. The method may include providing a tube having an outer diameter, a first second, a second section and a middle section having a first end connected to the first section and a second end connected to the second section, cutting the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130096556 - Electrosurgical power control: A method and apparatus include determining a value of a parameter associated with operation of an electrosurgical probe having a particular probe design, and determining whether the value of the parameter is within a range of values that has been predetermined for the particular probe design to indicate that the... Agent:
20130096557 - Head fixation device: Head fixation devices and methods of fixating heads of patients for surgical procedures. The head fixation devices generally respectively comprise a skull clamp, a skull clamp arc assembly movable relative to the skull clamp, and a plurality of skull pins operable to engage and fixate heads of patients during neurosurgical... Agent:
20130096558 - Percutaneous fixator and method of insertion: The present invention provides a technique for percutaneous intramedullary fixation. A protective outer sheath is provided for internal fixation of the proximal tibia. Additionally, a unique intramedullary plate is provided that is adapted for percutaneous insertion into the intramedullary canal of a long bone. A plate holder is also provided... Agent:
20130096560 - Bone plate fixation system: A universal jig is compatible with bone plates of varying size, in which different plate sizes having different hole configurations. For example, a longer bone plate may have a first hole pattern along a given length thereof, while various shorter bone plates may have differing hole patterns along respective corresponding... Agent:
20130096559 - Compressive distal humerus plating system: A system for compressing a fracture can include a first bone plate having a first proximal end and a first distal end, and a second bone plate having a second proximal end and a second distal end. The second bone plate can be spaced apart from the first bone plate.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130096561 - Powered driver: An apparatus and methods are provided to penetrate a bone and associated bone marrow using a powered driver having a gear assembly and a motor. The powered driver may include an indicator operable to show status of a power supply associated with the powered driver. The power supply may include... Agent:
20130096637 - Percutaneous instrumentation and surgical procedure: An instrument for assisting in guiding a spinal connector or rod through one or more spinal implants placed in the spine includes a main assembly having the ability to accurately guide a rod through the implants by way of rotation and translation. By introducing the rod via rotation, the tip... Agent: Intelligent Implant Systems, LLC
20130096562 - Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20130096563 - Total joint instrumentation and method for use: A total joint instrument set according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a guide assembly that orients a cut in a first bone and a linkage guide that orients a cut in a second bone. A positioning of the linkage guide is mechanically linked... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20130096564 - Method and apparatus for performing a less invasive shoulder procedure: A method and apparatus of performing a procedure relative to the glenohumeral joint. Resection of the glenoid and/or the humerus can proceed through an incision formed near the glenohumeral joint. The incision can be formed generally near a superior-lateral portion near the glenohumeral joint and allow less invasive access to... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130096566 - Diagnostic device for determining mechanical integrity of bone: A method for determination of mechanical integrity of bone includes embedding a threaded rod into the bone, extracting the threaded rod out of the bone, and measuring the force required to extract the threaded rod from the bone, wherein the force required to extract the threaded rod is indicative of... Agent: Geisinger Clinic
20130096565 - Double-ended depth gage: An instrument for measuring a depth of a hole in bone can comprise an instrument body having a cannulated sleeve that extends between a first end and a second end. A first reference portion can be disposed at the first end and a second reference portion can be disposed at... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130096567 - Dynamic knee balancer with force or pressure sensing: A device for performing a surgical procedure on a knee includes an adjustable femoral portion, a tibial portion and at least one sensor coupled with the femoral and/or tibial portions to sense pressure exerted by the femoral and tibial portions against one another. The femoral portion is adapted for removably... Agent:
20130096568 - Modular tool apparatus and method: A modular tool apparatus is provided having a handle defining a cannula extending at least partially therethrough and an elastic member disposed therein. The apparatus further provides a separate tool shaft configured to be releasably engaged with the handle by insertion into the cannula. The tool shaft comprises a plurality... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130096569 - Phacoemulsification needle: A phacoemulsification needle has a polygonally-shaped tip with an axis that is offset from the axis of the needle body. The material forming the tip is non-uniformly distributed, adding to the motion of the tip when it is vibrated torsionally. In one embodiment, the tip has tip wall segments of... Agent:
20130096570 - Trajectory guide, access port, and fiducial marker alignment: A trajectory guide for introducing an instrument into a human or animal subject is described. A guide stem can be removed in sections without disturbing the aligned instrument. An access port portion of the trajectory guide can be left in place, without disturbing trajectory alignment, and can allow overlying skin... Agent:
20130096571 - Method and device fo extracting objects from the body: A device for extracting (or inserting) objects from the body, such as urinary stones, using a low pressure inflatable toroidal balloon that serves to engulf the object during extraction (or insertion) while dilating and protecting the passageway. The balloon loads onto an ureteroscope prior to insertion, rather than through the... Agent:
20130096572 - Catheter sensor systems: A medical system including a catheter or other flexible structure uses a combination of two different sensor systems to measure a pose of a section or tip of the catheter or flexible structure. The first sensor system, which may include an electromagnetic sensor, can measure a pose of a first... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130096576 - Modular manipulator support for robotic surgery: A robotic surgery system comprises a mounting base, a plurality of surgical instruments, and an articulate support assembly. Each instrument is insertable into a patient through an associated minimally invasive aperture to a desired internal surgical site. The articulate support assembly movably supports the instruments relative to the base. The... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130096575 - System and method for controlling a remote medical device guidance system in three-dimensions using gestures: A system for enabling a user to remotely control a robotic medical device system includes a motion capture apparatus to capture motion of a user in a sensing volume and generate indicative output data. The system includes a control unit configured to execute gesture recognition logic that recognizes a user... Agent:
20130096574 - System and method for robotic surgery: In one embodiment, a robotic surgery system comprises a handheld manipulator configured to be manually moved in a global coordinate system relative to the bone, the handheld manipulator comprising a bone cutting tool comprising an end effector portion, a frame assembly, and a motion compensation assembly movably coupled to the... Agent:
20130096573 - System and method for surgical tool tracking: Systems and methods for robotic surgery are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system comprises a controller configured to control actuation of at least one servo motor; a surgical instrument configured to be movable in a workspace controlled, at least in part, by actuation of the at least one servo motor;... Agent:
20130096577 - Instruments and techniques for controlled removal of epidermal layers: An instrument and technique for the removal of epidermal layers in a controlled manner utilizing a hand-held instrument with a working end that (i) a vacuum aspiration system, (ii) a source for delivery of a sterile fluids or pharmacological agents to the skin; and (iii) a skin interface surface in... Agent: Axia Medsciences, LLC
20130096578 - Method and apparatus for self-threading: This invention provides both a method and an apparatus for hair removal using thread. Using the concept of rotational motion, this method improves upon the ancient art of threading by using a rotational mechanism that allows for threading with only one manipulation point instead of the conventional tour manipulation points... Agent: Asani Threading, Inc.
20130096580 - Method and apparatus for treating a patient by intentionally occluding a blood vessel, including method and apparatus for inducing weight loss in a patient by intentionally occluding the celiac artery: i
20130096579 - Over-the-wire cardiac implant delivery system for treatment of chf and other conditions: Medical devices, systems, and methods reduce the distance between two locations in tissue in a minimally invasive manner, often for treatment of congestive heart failure. In one embodiment, an anchor of an implant system may, when the implant system is fully deployed, reside within the right ventricle in engagement with... Agent: Bioventrix, Inc
20130096582 - 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: Neotract, Inc.
20130096581 - Method of endoscopic suturing: An endoscopic suturing system and method are disclosed as are devices for use with the system and method such as a suture dispenser, a cinch device, and a tissue grasper. In one embodiment the suturing system includes a cap assembly arranged at the distal end portion of an endoscope or... Agent: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.
20130096583 - Surgical threading device with removable suture: A threading device assembly for use in plastic surgery that includes a threading rod and a removable suture assembly secured to the threading rod. The threading rod includes an elongated tube with first and second opposite ends and a reduced diameter portion defined therein, and a translucent light guide extending... Agent: Implicitcare, LLC
20130096584 - Mesh fixation system: A mesh fixation system is disclosed including a plurality of elongate members and each elongate member includes a plurality of longitudinally extending support members. Each support member is connected to an adjacent support member by a plurality of connecting members and the elongate member defines at least one opening extending... Agent:
20130096585 - Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis: Method and device for cutting a blood vessel using a cutting tool from within the blood vessel. A first cut portion of the blood vessel is fused to a second blood vessel to provide a flow channel therebetween.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20130096586 - Medical device comprising an artificial contractile structure: A medical device including artificial contractile structures generally devised to be used in the medical field. Such structures may be advantageously used to assist the functioning of an organ. The medical device includes an artificial contractile structure having at least two contractile elements (100) adapted to contract an organ, in... Agent: Myopowers Medical Technologies Sa
20130096587 - Atherectomy apparatus, systems and methods: Described here are devices and methods for performing atherectomies. Generally, the atherectomy devices may comprise a handle, a cutter assembly, and a catheter or catheter assembly therebetween. The cutter assembly may include a cutter housing and a cutter comprising a first cutting element and a second cutting element, each of... Agent: Atheromed, Inc.
20130096589 - Atherectomy catheters and non-contact actuation mechanism for catheters: An atherectomy catheter includes a deflectable distal tip, a rotatable cutter proximal to the distal tip, a cutter drive shaft configured to rotate the rotatable cutter, and a pull shaft concentric with the drive shaft and coupled to the distal tip. The pull shaft is configured such that pulling the... Agent:
20130096588 - Atherectomy positioning device: Techniques are described for treating an occlusion in a patient. In one example, a system comprises an atherectomy device configured to remove an occlusion from a body lumen and a positioning device that positions the atherectomy device adjacent to the occlusion. The positioning device comprises a tubular body having first... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130096591 - Incision-less laparoscopic instrument: A laparoscopic instrument is placed into the abdomen without the creation of a skin incision. The laparoscopic instrument includes a shaft that does not exceed 1.6 mm in diameter. The shaft has a beveled end and is inserted into an abdomen similar to the placement of a needle, without use... Agent: University Of South Florida
20130096590 - Microvitreoretinal surgery blades: A micro-vitreoretinal (MVR) blade for incising tissue for a transvenous chorioretinotomy and similar procedures includes a shaft with a working tip having a chisel-type edge on its end or leading edge. Various embodiments of the inventive MVR blade have different chisel-type edge structures, such as a latitudinal chisel, an angled... Agent:
20130096592 - Method for ablating body tissue: A tissue ablation system for treating fibrillation in a patient comprises a steerable interventional catheter having an energy source that emits a beam of energy to ablate tissue thereby creating a conduction block for aberrant electrical pathways. The system also includes a handle disposed near a proximal end of the... Agent: Vytronus, Inc.
20130096595 - Methods and systems for inducing hyperthermia: A system and methods are provided and thrombi treatments in which hyperthermia is induced in an initial phase and cavitation and/or drug release are induced in a subsequent phase in a region of interest in a human or animal body. The system includes an energy transmitter having a variable intensity... Agent:
20130096597 - Real-time monitoring and control of hifu therapy in multiple dimensions: Energy is transferred (336) to cause a mechanical property of biological tissue to change, as in ablation. An effect of the transferring is examined in more than one spatial dimension to, for example, make an ablation halting decision for a treatment region, i.e., line (312) or layer (314), or for... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130096594 - System and method for delivery of energy to tissue while compensating for collateral tissue: A tissue ablation method for treating atrial fibrillation in a patient comprises locating an ostium of a pulmonary vein and positioning an interventional catheter adjacent the ostium. The interventional catheter has an energy source. Collateral tissue adjacent the ostium is located and tissue around the ostium is ablated with energy... Agent: Vytronus, Inc.
20130096593 - System and method for energy delivery to tissue while monitoring position, lesion depth, and wall motion: Systems and methods for ablating tissue include an ablation device having an energy source and a sensor. The energy source provides a beam of energy directable to target tissue, and the sensor senses energy reflected back from the target tissue. The sensor collects various information from the target tissue in... Agent: Vytronus, Inc.
20130096596 - Ultrasonic probe for treating cellulite: An ultrasonic probe transmits ultrasonic energy along a shaft from a proximate end to a distal end. The ultrasonic probe includes at least one notch on its distal end. Fibrous tissue, such as septa that connect skin layers to muscle layers of animal tissue, can be positioned within the notch... Agent: Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC
20130096598 - Universal closure and method of lubrication: A seal assembly includes a first seal and a second seal and positioned in the first end element. The second seal can include at least one longitudinal groove therein and have members connected thereto. A stopper member is coaxially positionable within the second seal and the first seal and a... Agent: Erblan Surgical, Inc.
20130096599 - Wireless tattoo applicator: A wireless, battery powered tattooing apparatus employing a stable voltage regulator to provide stable control of the operation of the tattoo applicator. A user interface enables an artist to select a desired reciprocation frequency for the needle movement of the tattoo applicator. The selected setting is used to generate a... Agent:
20130096600 - Hair restoration: A surgical apparatus for hair removal surgery includes an extraction module, a visualization component and a bridging component. The extraction module includes independently controllable coring and clipping devices. The visualization component acts to align a target hair follicle with the extraction module. The extraction module also includes at least one... Agent: Pilofocus, Inc.
20130096601 - Liquid injection device and medical apparatus: A liquid injection device includes an injection unit which injects a liquid, a liquid supply instrument which supplies the liquid to the injection unit, and a control unit which controls operation of the injection unit and the liquid supply instrument, wherein the injection unit includes a distal end portion where... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130096602 - Implantable subcutaneous electrical socket and percutaneous plug: An implantable subcutaneous electrical socket and corresponding percutaneous plug are disclosed for controlling and/or energizing an implanted medical device, such as a bone distraction motor, within a patient. The subcutaneous electrical socket is accessed percutaneously by the plug, to connect data and power electrodes deployed from the plug into the... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130096603 - Lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device having an elongate body that is sized and shaped for delivery via the airway system to a lung airway of a patient. The implant... Agent: Pneumrx, Inc.
20130096604 - Integrated crossing balloon catheter: An integrated crossing balloon catheter. The catheter includes a hub assembly secured to the proximal end of the catheter shaft, an inflatable balloon secured to the distal end of the catheter shaft, and a stiffening tube positioned over the inflatable balloon and a distal end portion of the catheter shaft.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130096605 - Balloon catheters and methods for treating paranasal sinuses: A set of sinus balloon catheters are provided for treating a patient's paranasal sinus system, including dilating prepared openings, and natural ostia and ducts and excising sinus cavities. These include a balloon catheter with a bend placing a distal segment at 90° to a proximal segment and a balloon catheter... Agent: Acclarent, Inc.
20130096606 - Embolic protection devices and related systems and methods: According to one aspect of the disclosure, an embolic protection device is provided comprising an elongate element having a deflector at its distal end. The embolic protection device is generally configured to redirect and/or funnel embolic debris and permit at least a portion of the blood, no longer containing the... Agent:
20130096607 - Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system: A blood filter delivery system for delivering a filter into a vein includes an introducer and a push rod with a spline member disposed along the push rod. The spline member has a main body, and first and second boss portions spaced apart along the longitudinal axis to provide a... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20130096608 - Pliers: Pliers, in particular for surgical purposes, comprises a first plier half and a second plier half, wherein the plier halves are connected to each other via at least one joint, and wherein at least one of the plier halves is provided with at least one rinsing channel.... Agent: Karl Storz Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130096609 - Tube-type medical needle unit and method of inserting plurality of medical sutures into tube-type medical needle: Provided are a tube-type medical needle unit and a method of mounting a plurality of medical sutures in a tube-type needle. The tube-type medical needle unit includes a tube-type needle including an end in the shape of a probe and including a communication hole formed therein to communicate the end... Agent:
20130096610 - Biopolymer microthreads with microscale surface topographies: In one aspect, the invention features a textured microthread that includes or is fashioned from a naturally occurring polymer and that has a surface comprising micron-scale ridges with intervening grooves.... Agent:
20130096612 - Adjustable self-locking loop constructs for tissue repairs and reconstructions: Systems and methods for bone to bone, or soft tissue to bone, repairs without knot tying. The repair systems include self-cinching constructs which are tensionable and which include a flexible strand with a knotless, adjustable loop with at least one splice and a shuttle/pull device attached to the flexible strand.... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20130096613 - Suture holder delivery system: A suture holder delivery system including a housing having a distal end and a proximal end, a first driver mechanism and a second driver mechanism, each movable in a longitudinal direction with respect to the housing, a first delivery needle and a second delivery needle, the first delivery needle connected... Agent:
20130096611 - Tensionable knotless anchors with splice and methods of tissue repair: Systems and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs, without knot tying. The soft tissue repair systems include self-cinching constructs with a fixation device, a flexible strand and a shuttle/pull device attached to the flexible strand and provided within the body of the fixation device. A splice is formed by... Agent:
20130096614 - Spinal fixation implant for mounting to spinous processes and related method: A spinal implant has two pairs of mounting plates or “staples,” two rods, and a crosslink. Each mounting plate mounts to a lateral side of a spinous process. Each rod interconnects a pair of mounting plates. The crosslink is disposed through the interspinous space and interconnects the rods. The crosslink... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130096615 - Expandable rod system to treat scoliosis and method of using the same: Correction of a scoliotic curve in a spine comprises the steps of implanting an expanding rod isolated completely under the skin and attached to selected portions of the scoliotic curve of the spine at opposing ends of the rod; and producing a controlled force by means of expansion of the... Agent: Ellipse Technologies, Inc.
20130096616 - Anti-splay member for bone fastener: An anti-splay member is configured for engagement with a bone fastener and includes a body defining a longitudinal axis and a threaded cavity extending along the longitudinal axis. The cavity is configured for engagement with a screw. Opposing retainer members extend transversely from the body and are configured to engage... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130096618 - Bone anchor assemblies: A bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor, a receiver member for receiving a spinal fixation element to be coupled to the bone anchor, and a closure mechanism. The closure mechanism is positionable between the arms of the receiver member to capture a spinal fixation element within the receiver member... Agent:
20130096617 - Coronal angulating connector: A connector is provided for linear implants such as spinal rods which are disposed within the coronal plane of a body. The connector includes a first portion having a first cavity for disposal therethrough of a first spinal rod. A second portion has a second cavity for the disposal therethrough... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
20130096619 - Methods and systems for pedicle access: A method of positioning a device for pedicle access includes securing a clip in an adjustable frame assembly and securing the device in the clip. The method also includes positioning the device at an initial position having a trajectory estimated to allow the device to penetrate a pedicle without damaging... Agent:
20130096626 - Pivoting implant holder: A medical inserter tool is provided for introducing medical implants into a surgical site, preferably using minimally invasive techniques. The inserter tool can have a variety of configurations, but in general, the inserter tool should be effective to engage and manipulate the implant into two or more positions. In an... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20130096622 - Polyaxial bone anchoring device: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shaft and a head, a receiving part having a first end and a second end, a bore extending from the first end towards the second end, a seat for receiving the head, and at least one threaded through hole... Agent:
20130096620 - Polyaxial bone anchoring device with enlarged pivot angle: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shank and a head, a receiving part having a first end and a second end, a central axis, and an accommodation space for accommodating the head, the accommodation space having an opening at the second end, a sleeve-like insert... Agent:
20130096623 - Polyaxial bone anchoring device with enlarged pivot angle: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a bone anchoring element having a shank and a head, a receiving part including a rod receiving portion, and a head receiving portion having a first end and an open second end with a bounding edge, wherein the head receiving portion is configured to... Agent:
20130096621 - Polyaxial bone anchoring system: A polyaxial bone anchoring system includes a receiving part having an accommodation space, a first anchoring element having a first head, a sleeve-like insert piece configured to be arranged around a portion of the first head and to be arranged in the accommodation space, a second anchoring element having a... Agent:
20130096625 - Surgical rod scorer and method of use of the same: A surgical rod scorer is provided. The surgical rod scorer includes a pair of elongated shaft members that are pivotably coupled to one another and movable from a spaced-apart configuration to an approximated configuration. Each of the shaft members includes a handle member that is configured for gripping by a... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20130096627 - System and method for cooling a spinal correction device comprising a shape memory material for corrective spinal surgery: A device and method of correcting a spinal defect in a patient employs the use of shape memory material in a spinal correction device. The shape memory material may be transitioned between a flexible martensitic state to allow shaping of the spinal correction device and a rigid austenitic state to... Agent: Depuy International Ltd
20130096624 - System and methods for correcting spinal deformities: A spinal alignment system is disclosed that includes a rod and a plurality of uniplanar screw assemblies that include a screw, a cap, and a housing. The screw and cap are configured such that the relative angular displacement between the screw and the cap is limited to a first limit... Agent: Seaspine, Inc.
20130096628 - Transcorporeal spinal decompression and repair system: A system and method are provided for making an access channel through a vertebral body to access a site of neural compression, decompressing it, and repairing the channel to restore vertebral integrity. System elements include an implantable vertebral plate, a guidance device for orienting bone cutting tools and controlling the... Agent:
20130096629 - Osteosynthesis system: The present invention relates to an osteosynthesis system (1) comprising at least one bone plate (2), at least one blade (3) and at least one bone anchor (4). The blade (3) is configured such as to be insertable at a predefined angle (α) in relation to the bone plate (2)... Agent: Medartis Ag
20130096632 - Fixation device for the fixation of bone fragments: A fixation device for the fixation of bone fragments, applicable to the mutual fastening of bone fragments temporarily separated during a surgical operation or as a result of a trauma. The device is also suitable for the fixation of a bone flap in the replacement thereof in a corresponding aperture... Agent: Neos Surgery, S.l.
20130096630 - Interlocking bone plate system: An interlocking bone plate system includes an outer bone plate for being arranged outside a broken bone, an inner bone plate for being installed inside the medullary cavity of the broken bone, and screws for being inserted through and engaged with the outer bone plate and the broken bone and... Agent:
20130096631 - Variable locking bone plating system: An apparatus can include a plate member having a top surface, a bottom surface and a hole extending between the top and bottom surfaces. The plate member hole can have a spherically shaped sidewall. A right-hand helical thread can be formed in the sidewall of the plate member hole, and... Agent: Biomet Trauma, LLC
20130096633 - Orthopedic anchor assembly: An orthopedic assembly is described that comprises an orthopedic device, an anchor, and a locking mechanism. The orthopedic device can be a plate member having an aperture that is configured to receive the anchor. The anchor can include a head, neck and shank portion. The head portion can include a... Agent:
20130096634 - Screw with anchor features: Screws for anchoring in cancellous or other low-quality bone are described. One type of screw addresses the problem of extravasation of bone cement when filling an area of low-quality bone. The screw includes an expandable container for retaining bone cement and anchoring the screw in low-quality bone. The screw also... Agent:
20130096635 - Extender collar system: A collar for extenders and an extender assembly including a collar is disclosed. The collar is configured to receive extenders and maintain the extenders in a parallel orientation so as to prevent splaying and premature beak-off of the extenders from the spine. Methods of use are disclosed.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130096636 - Bone screw: A bone screw is disclosed. A head includes a driver-receiving element formed thereon. A shank having a proximal portion, which is integrally connected to the head, and a distal portion maintains a constant diameter from the proximal portion to the distal portion. Three helical threads extend around the shank from... Agent: Eminent Spine LLCPrevious industry: Surgery
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