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Surgery

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07/10/2014 > 82 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories.

20140194858 - Manufacturing method and product: A method of manufacturing a surgical instrument or prosthesis and a surgical instrument or prosthesis so manufactured are described. A first material is injected into a first mould to form an interim component. Portions of the interim component define at least one channel. The maximum wall thickness of the interim... Agent: Depuy (ireland)

20140194860 - Ophthalmologic laser device and method for preventing and treating aftercataract: An ophthalmologic laser device includes a pulsed laser configured to produce radiation focused along at treatment beam path. A variably adjustable beam deflector unit and a focusing lens system are disposed in the treatment beam path. The deflector unit is configured to focus the radiation in different target volumes. Measuring... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

20140194859 - System and method of performing femtosecond laser accomodative capsulotomy: Disclosed is a system and method for making a first incision in an anterior capsule of a capsular bag, the first incision being less than or equal to approximately 3.5 mm in diameter and making a second incision in the anterior capsule, the second incision being less than or equal... Agent:

20140194861 - Biasing laser catheter: monorail design: In some embodiments, without limitation, the invention comprises a catheter having an elongated housing with a channel disposed therein. A laser delivery member is movable and at least partially disposed within the channel. A ramp is disposed within the housing at an angle to its central axis and proximate to... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140194862 - Multi-spot laser probe with micro-structured faceted proximal surface: An optical surgical probe includes a cannula; a light guide within the cannula, configured to receive a light beam from the light source, to guide the light beam to a distal end of the light guide, and to emit the light beam at the distal end of the light guide;... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140194863 - Phase separation of cryogen in cryosurgical instrument: A cryosurgical instrument including: a shaft having a closed distal end defining an expansion chamber and an open proximal end that receives an inflow of cryogen and to exhaust a flow of expanded cryogen; and a heat exchanger with a cryogen delivery tube that spirals around a core disposed along... Agent: Icecure Medical Ltd.

20140194864 - Ablation device with sensor: An electrosurgical device having a distal tip for creating a lesion on tissue includes a first electrode and a second electrode that are parallel for the delivery of RF energy to tissue. A sensor electrode is provided parallel to and spaced away from the first electrode a different distance than... Agent:

20140194865 - Microwave surgical instrument: It is an object to provide a surgical instrument capable of locally applying microwaves to a minute biological tissue. It has been found that microwaves can be transmitted to a tip of a tapered coaxial body (9) and that microwaves are radiated from the entire central conductor exposed in a... Agent: National University Corporation Shiga University Of Medical Science

20140194866 - System and method for locating and identifying the functional nerves innervating the wall of arteries: System and method for locating and identifying nerves innervating the wall of arteries such as the renal artery are disclosed. The present invention identifies areas on vessel walls that are innervated with nerves; provides indication on whether a dose of energy is delivered accurately to a targeted nerve; and provides... Agent: Symap Holding Limited

20140194868 - Surgical apparatus: A surgical apparatus includes: a treatment section treating a living tissue; an energy generation section generating energy for providing ultrasound vibration or high-frequency current to the treatment section; a probe provided in the treatment section, for performing the ultrasound vibration; a liquid feeding unit supplying a liquid; a liquid feeding... Agent:

20140194867 - System and method for assessing the formation of a lesion in tissue: A method and system for assessing lesion formation in tissue is provided. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to acquire magnitudes for a component of a complex impedance between an electrode and tissue, and the power applied to the tissue during lesion formation. The ECU is configured... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140194869 - Method and apparatus for controlling lesion size in catheter-based ablation: A method and apparatus that utilizes a force-time integral for real time estimation of lesion size in catheter-based ablation systems. The apparatus measures the force exerted by a contact ablation probe on a target tissue and integrates the force over an energization time of the ablation probe. The force-time integral... Agent:

20140194872 - Apparatus and method for treating cardiovascular diseases: A removable apparatus is provided for temporary implantation in a pulmonary vein for ablating atrial tissue surrounding the antrum of the pulmonary vein to treat atrial fibrillation in a subject. The apparatus comprises an electrically-insulated expandable support member and a retrieval mechanism. The support member has oppositely disposed proximal and... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140194870 - Dual irrigating bipolar forceps: Bipolar electrosurgical forceps are provided with dual irrigating tubes that deliver irrigating liquid to the opposed surfaces of the tips of the forceps to prevent the sticking of body tissue to the tips. To reduce the manufacturing costs of the forceps and enable the forceps to be single use, disposable... Agent: Synergetics, Inc.

20140194873 - In-line vessel sealer and divider: An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto, the shaft including a pair of jaw members disposed at a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly disposed in the housing which moves the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140194871 - Surgical device: A surgical apparatus includes: a treatment section treating a living tissue; an energy generation section providing high-frequency current to the treatment section; a liquid feeding conduit feeding a liquid to the living tissue; a suction conduit suctioning the liquid; an energy control section that outputs a high-frequency output control signal... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140194874 - Electrosurgical end effector with independent closure feature and blade: An apparatus includes a body, an end effector, and outer beam, and an inner beam. The body comprises an actuator. The end effector is in communication with the body and has a first jaw and a second jaw. The outer beam is able to advance within the end effector such... Agent:

20140194875 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members movable between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member includes an electrically-conductive tissue-contacting surface adapted to connect to a source of energy to treat tissue grasped between the jaw members.... Agent:

20140194876 - Apparatus and method for regulating tissue welder jaws: A surgical apparatus and methods for severing and welding tissue, in particular blood vessels. The apparatus includes an elongated shaft having a pair of relatively movable jaws at a distal end thereof. A first heating element on one of the jaws is adapted to heat up to a first temperature... Agent: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

20140194877 - Orthopedic fastener device: Orthopedic fastener devices for fixation of fractured bones are disclosed. The orthopedic fastener device is in the form of an orthopedic fastener having an IM nail coated on its external surface with a bioabsorbable or biodegradable hydrogel. Also disclosed are hydrogel coated orthopedic fastener devices in the form of a... Agent: Eventions, LLC

20140194878 - Bone fixation system with opposed mounting portions: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation using a fixation device including a mounting portion and a fastener that attaches to the mounting portion. In some embodiments, the fixation device may include first and second mounting portions configured to be disposed across a bone from each other and... Agent:

20140194879 - Glenoid augment preparation instrument: A system for preparing a bone for receiving an articulating member is provided. The system includes a superior inferior component, a connection feature, a housing, at least one rotating member and a cutter. The superior inferior component is engaged to a structure. The connection feature is engaged with the superior... Agent: Coorstek Medical LLC D/b/a Imds

20140194881 - Drill, drill cover, and surgical instrument for collecting autologous bone employing same: A drill and drill cover and autogenous bone collector using the same are provided. The autogenous bone collector comprises s shaft unit connected to a driving device and a cutting unit which revolves and collects bone paticles of a patient. The cross-sectional area of the cutting unit is from 10%... Agent: Osstemimplant Co., Ltd.

20140194880 - System for acl reconstruction using retrograde cutter: A system for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using holes in bone created by retrograde cutting. A rotary cutter, mounted onto an insertion post of a tibial guide, is inserted through an anteromedial portal and the rotary cutter placed on the anatomical origin of an ACL tibial insertion. A drill... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.

20140194882 - Surgical sagittal saw for actuating a saw blade with an oscillating head, the saw having a coupling assembly for releaseably holding the saw blade: A surgical sagittal saw for use with a complementary blade assembly that includes a static bar. The saw includes a head over which the blade assembly bar is seated. A clamp rod is able to mounted to the head to move along the longitudinal axis of the rod. The rod... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140194939 - Apparatus and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies in a spine: A system for reduction of vertebral bodies (or vertebrae) in various embodiments includes a reducer, and extender, and a hollow tube. The reducer couples to the extender, which in turn couples to an elongated member, such as a rod, and to a bone fastener assembly. The reducer allows reduction of... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.

20140194883 - Distal resection systems and methods: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for preparing a distal end of a femur for receiving a knee prosthesis. A method can include installing a valgus guide onto an intermedullary rod, coupling a drill guide with said valgus guide, resting a boom tip of said drill guide on... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140194884 - Instruments for total knee arthroplasty: An instrument assembly for resecting a distal femur for receipt of a knee implant, comprising an intramedullary rod and resection instruments. A valgus portion of the intramedullary rod has series of engagement members positioned to provide a plurality of engagement positions for use in fixing the resection instruments on the... Agent: Microport Orthopedics Holdings Inc.

20140194885 - Catheter with integrated cement delivery balloon: A bone filling device includes a catheter that defines a longitudinal axis and extends between a proximal end and a distal end. A first lumen extends along the longitudinal axis of the catheter and defines a first passageway. A second lumen extends along the longitudinal axis of the catheter and... Agent: Kyphon Sarl

20140194887 - Device, composition and method for prevention of bone fracture and pain: Methods, apparatus, compositions for reinforcing bone structures are disclosed as well as a reinforced bone structure itself. By injecting a low viscosity polymeric solution into a trabecular bone region at least partly surrounded by cortical bone allowing it to cross-link in-situ, a non-degradable gel can effectively reinforce the region by... Agent:

20140194886 - Fenestrated bone screw and method of injecting bone cement into bone structure: A fenestrated bone screw and method of use is disclosed in which a bone cement injection tube may be readily and sealably connected to the head of the bone screw by means of a bayonet connector so that bone cement from a cement pump may be forced into a cannula... Agent:

20140194888 - Surgical aiming device: A hinged pivoting guide for positioning a femoral tunnel in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction locates a drilling hole for placement that optimally penetrates a minimal depth of soft tissue (skin, muscle, etc.) yet directs drilling into a sufficiently rigid and structurally sound area of the femur. The hinged guide... Agent:

20140194889 - Pedicle screw insertion system and method: Improved methods and apparatuses for inserting pedicle screws in accordance with embodiments of the present invention include an image correction algorithm. In various embodiments, an original image of a region of interest of a patient including a pedicle is created with an X-ray emitter and an X-ray detector. Due to... Agent:

20140194890 - Intraocular lens insertion device: There is provided an intraocular lens insertion device capable of appropriately regulating the motion of a rear supporting portion during a process of moving an intraocular lens, and reducing the possibility of reoperation being required after the intraocular lens is inserted into an eye. An intraocular lens insertion device 1... Agent:

20140194891 - System and method for the simultaneous automated bilateral delivery of pressure equalization tubes: Systems and methods for treating a patient having a head with a first ear and a second ear, function by aligning a first device with a tympanic membrane of the first ear; inputting a command to an input device operatively coupled to the first device to generate a signal; and... Agent: Acclarent, Inc.

20140194892 - Marker delivery device for tissue marker placement: A marker delivery device is configured for deploying a tissue marker. The marker delivery device includes a handle having a chamber, and a cannula. According to one aspect, the cannula has a flexible portion formed by a slot arrangement having of a plurality of spaced-apart substantially parallel peripheral slots extending... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140194899 - 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.

20140194896 - Device and method for assisting laparoscopic surgery - rule based approach: Surgical controlling systems and methods. A surgical controlling system includes: at least one surgical tool adapted to be inserted into a surgical environment of a human body for assisting a surgical procedure; at least one location estimating unit to real-time locate the 3D spatial position of at least one surgical... Agent: M.s.t. Medical Surgery Technologies Ltd.

20140194893 - Minimally invasive surgical instrument: The present invention relates to a convenient, minimally invasive surgical instrument, and more particularly to a minimally invasive surgical instrument to allow a user to operate an end effector by manipulating a handling unit or the like to perform a minimally invasive surgery in a delicate and convenient manner. According... Agent:

20140194894 - Motor interface for parallel drive shafts within an independently rotating member: Mechanisms, assemblies, systems, tools, and methods incorporating the use of an offset drive shaft within an independently rotating member are provided. An example mechanism includes a base and a main shaft mounted to rotate relative to the base, a first drive shaft mounted inside the main shaft, and a first... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140194897 - Robotic catheter system input device: An input device for a robotic medical system includes a handle configured to be rotatable about a center axis, and to be longitudinally displaceable along the center axis. The input device also includes a deflection control element disposed on the handle and configured to selectively control deflection of the distal... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140194898 - Robotic catheter system with dynamic response: An apparatus for maintaining a robotic catheter system in a responsive state includes a catheter, a plurality of linear translatable control elements, and a controller. In an embodiment, the catheter includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and at least two steering wires. The steering wires may be configured at... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140194895 - Surgical instruments having improved wear resistance, and methods of making the same: A surgical apparatus includes a cannula and a surgical instrument. The cannula includes a curved longitudinal axis along at least a portion of its length. The surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, and an end effector coupled to the distal end of... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140194900 - Skin cleanser: A skin cleanser includes a surface, such as a silicone surface, with at least one textured portion for transmitting vibrational tapping to the skin. The skin cleanser includes at least one oscillating motor for generating the tapping motion to the skin. The textured portion includes touch-points or a wave that... Agent:

20140194901 - Assemblies for deploying fasteners in tissue and snares for use in such assemblies: An assembly is provided to facilitate the deployment of at least one fastener through tissue, such as stomach tissue. The assembly comprises a fastener deploying device arranged to deploy a fastener through the tissue and a snare arranged to bind the tissue and fastener deploying device together as the fastener... Agent:

20140194902 - Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ: Systems and methods introduce and deploy prosthesis into a blood vessel or hollow body organ by intra-vascular access. The prosthesis is secured in place by fasteners which are implanted by an applier that is also deployed by intra-vascular access. The applier is configured to permit controlled, selective release of the... Agent: Aptus Endosystems, Inc.

20140194903 - Surgical clip applier: A surgical clip applier is provided and includes a ratchet mechanism having a rack member connected to a drive channel such that axial translation of the drive channel results in axial translation of the rack member, the rack member defining a first set of teeth along a first side thereof... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140194905 - Low profile medical device and related methods of use: A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The medical device may further include an end-effector disposed at the distal end of the elongate member, the end-effector may include a first arm, the first arm may have a distal... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140194904 - Suture trimmer: A suture trimmer including an elongate shaft including an elongate lumen extending proximally from a distal end of the elongate shaft, a transverse through-opening disposed proximal the distal end of the shaft, and a groove extending proximally from the distal end of the shaft to a distal end of the... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20140194906 - Suturing apparatus and method: A suturing apparatus comprises a pair of jaws. A bendable needle housed in one of the jaws is adapted to carry a suture. A suture receiver is disposed adjacent to, or integral with, the opposite jaw to help disengage the suture carried by the bendable needle. A transition block curves... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140194908 - Aneurysm clip: A surgical clip, in particular an aneurysm clip, includes two rotatably connected clip parts, each having a clamping arm, an operating arm, and an interposed annular section with an opening. A leg spring pretensions the two clip parts into an initial rotation position. The pivot bearing of the two clip... Agent: Peter Lazic Gmbh

20140194907 - Fixation systems and methods: Embodiments may include fixation devices and methods for securing first and second body tissue portions. Fixation devices may include a base component, an insert component, and a flexible member. The base component may include a passage. The insert component may be positionable within at least a portion of the passage.... Agent: P Tech, LLC

20140194909 - Method and apparatus for effecting a minimally invasive distal anastomosis for an aortic valve bypass: A connector for joining a first hollow structure to the side wall of a second hollow structure, the connector comprising a first component comprising an inner collar; a hollow body; and a graft mounted to the inner collar and forming a conduit through the hollow body and the inner collar;... Agent: Correx, Inc.

20140194910 - Vessel shaping devices and methods: Disclosed is a medical device for shaping a vessel accommodated therein in a predetermined form, wherein said vessel includes a vein and an artery which are connected at a artifactual vascular junction thereof. The device includes an external vascular support (100) having at least one vascular support wall for accommodating... Agent:

20140194911 - Connection of a manipulation member, including a bend without substantial surface cracks, to an endovascular intervention device: A device for intravascular intervention can comprise an intervention element, an elongate manipulation member, and a joining element. The elongate element can comprise a hooked portion extending about a proximal portion of the intervention element. The hooked portion can comprise a bend. The hooked portion can have (i) no substantial... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140194912 - Eccentric pass-thru cutter: A catheter includes an elongate catheter body configured for insertion into a body lumen of a subject. A cutter is located generally at a distal end of the catheter body for rotation generally about a longitudinal axis of the cutter. An eccentric opening in a distal end portion of the... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140194915 - Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion: Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis. The end effector may be positioned at a distal end of the shaft and may comprise first and second... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140194913 - Lumen reentry mechanism and method: A lumen reentry mechanism includes a catheter configured to bypass an area of stenosis, and having a longitudinal passage with a side hole. A piercing tool is positioned within the passage and has a transverse end section with a cutting tip, trapped between first and second longitudinally extending beads within... Agent:

20140194914 - Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force: A surgical instrument is provided that can comprise and end effector including two jaws and a cutting member configured to move between the jaws. In at least one embodiment, one or both of the jaws may be flexible, such that a jaw is configured to flex when gripping tissue. Further,... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140194916 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument (1) is provided with a rigid probe (2), and cuts off the trabecular meshwork by inserting this probe (2) into the canal of Schlemm. An inner tube portion having a cutter is equipped inside the probe, and the trabecular meshwork sucked in from a hole portion (22)... Agent:

20140194917 - Intragastric device for treating obesity: The present invention is directed toward an intragastric device used to treat obesity that includes a wire mesh structure capable of changing from a compressed pre-deployment shape to an expanded post-deployment shape with a greatly increased volume. The post-deployment shape contains a light weight at the top and a heavier... Agent:

20140194918 - Rapid exchange temporary blood flow cessation device for large bore closure: A blood flow cessation device includes a catheter, an expandable member, and a rapid exchange port. The catheter includes a distal end portion and a proximal end portion. The expandable member is positioned at the distal end portion and is selectively expandable to stop blood flow through a vessel. The... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC

20140194919 - Connection of an endovascular intervention device to a manipulation member: A device for intravascular intervention can comprise an intervention element, an elongate manipulation member, and a joining element. The elongate member can comprise a hooked portion extending about a proximal portion of the intervention element. The joining element can substantially permanently attach the hooked portion to the intervention element.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140194920 - Device for delivery of medical devices to a cardiac valve: A catheter device is disclosed for transvascular delivery of a medical device to a cardiac valve region of a patient. The catheter device comprises an elongate sheath (2) with releasable locking members for controllably locking the elongate sheath in a shape at least partly along its length from a relaxed... Agent: Aeeg Ab

20140194921 - Medical implantable occlusion device, and method for implantation thereof: A medical implantable occlusion device (100, 200) is disclosed comprising a fabric of at least one thread (101) and a structural formation (102) thereof having a collapsed and an expanded shape, the formation comprises a proximal and a distal portion (103, 104), a longitudinal axis (105) extending between the proximal... Agent: Occlutech Holding Ag

20140194922 - Nasal dilator and methods of fabricating medical devices: Methods are disclosed for converting on a mass scale elongated material webs into finished parts or devices. Slits form strands in a web, the strands comprising interconnected objects which correspond to parts of finished devices. Strands are combined with additional webs to form a material laminate from which finished devices... Agent: Corbett Lair, Inc.

20140194923 - Powered surgical instrument: A powered surgical apparatus, which is configured to engage tissue includes a handle assembly having proximal and distal portions, a movable portion operatively connected to the distal portion of the handle assembly, a tool assembly operatively coupled to the movable portion, a power source configured to supply electrical power, and... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140194925 - Method and system for closing a vascular hole: Various embodiments of methods for closing vascular holes and associated vascular closure devices are described herein. The methods, generally speaking, use hemostatic devices intended to stop bleeding by closing vascular access puncture sites following percutaneous diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The methods may include positioning a sealing plug in the vascular... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC

20140194926 - Umbilical hernia prosthesis: The present disclosure relates to a prosthesis comprising: -at least one flexible mesh delimited by a peripheral exterior edge, -at least two tongues extending from one face of the mesh, and -at least one member for reinforcing said mesh, characterized in that said reinforcing member takes the form of a... Agent: Sofradim Production

20140194924 - Vascular closure device with improved side loading: A tissue puncture closure device includes a vessel locator and a sealing plug delivery member. The vessel locator includes an expandable member. The sealing plug delivery member includes a carrier tube, a sealing plug, and a locking member. The carrier tube includes a distal end and a side opening, the... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC

20140194927 - Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone: A method for coupling soft tissue to bone including: positioning a first anchor in a first bone bore, the first anchor having a first self-locking adjustable suture construct including a first adjustable loop, a second adjustable loop, and a pair of first ends; positioning a second anchor in a second... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20140194928 - Oral stimulatory device for soothing gums: An oral stimulatory device is configured for soothing gums, for instance, the gums of a teething infant. Accordingly, in one embodiment, the oral stimulatory device includes a tubular body. In certain embodiments, the tubular body is configured for being at least partially positioned in an oral cavity of a user,... Agent:

20140194929 - Orthopedic fastener blocking system: In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an orthopedic fastener blocking system that allows for a desirable number of fasteners to be used with an orthopedic device even when the orthopedic device is too small to accommodate a desired number of traditionally located and oriented fasteners or when the... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140194930 - Interspinous process implant having deployable anchor blades: An interspinous process implant is disclosed that includes a body defining a longitudinal axis, an interior cavity and opposed proximal and distal end portions, a pair of anchor wings operatively associated with the distal end portion of the body and mounted for pivotal movement relative to the longitudinal axis of... Agent:

20140194931 - Rod system for gradual dynamic spinal fixation: A rod system includes two rods each with a head and a shaft, two elastic members each fitted around one shaft against one head, and a case defining a first inner portion, a second inner portion, and a third inner portion in communication with the first and the second inner... Agent: Tongji University

20140194932 - Expandable spinal rods and methods of use: A spinal rod having first and second end members. The end members may be flexible or rigid. An expandable intermediate section is positioned between the first and second end members. The intermediate section may be axially expandable upon the introduction of a substance into a port that may be located... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140194933 - Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants: An implant for repairing a joint between a first bone and a second bone includes a first section constructed of a substantially rigid material and a graft constructed of soft tissue having a first end and a second end. The first section has a first end surface configured for positioning... Agent: P Tech, LLC

20140194934 - Antioxidant stabalized crosslinked ultra high molecular weight polyethylene for medical device applications: An antioxidant combined with UHMWPE prior to subjecting the UHMWPE to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. After the antioxidant is combined with the UHMWPE, the resulting blend may be formed into slabs, bar stock, and/or incorporated into a substrate, such as a metal, for example.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140194935 - Antioxidant stabilized crosslinked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene for medical device applications: An antioxidant combined with UHMWPE prior to subjecting the UHMWPE to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. After the antioxidant is combined with the UHMWPE, the resulting blend may be formed into slabs, bar stock, and/or incorporated into a substrate, such as a metal, for example.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140194936 - Undercut screw feature and driver: A driver including a handle, lever, swivel cap, shaft, and a tip mechanically connected to the lever configured to engage a screw. Engaging the lever causes the tip to either compress or expand so as to lock the screw to the driver. According to one exemplary embodiment, the cap can... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20140194937 - Fastener: A fastener includes an elongate fastener body defining a longitudinal axis substantially central thereto. The fastener body has a continuous outer fastener shell laterally surrounding the longitudinal axis. The fastener shell longitudinally separates a fastener head end and a fastener tip end. A tool-engaging feature is provided on the fastener... Agent: The Feinstein Institute For Medical Research

20140194938 - Sheaths for implantable fixation devices: Sheaths for implantable fixation devices are disclosed. Sheaths have a flexible body with a perforated wall, an open end, a closed end, and a body interior sized and shaped to receive the fixation device.... Agent:

  
07/03/2014 > 92 patent applications in 61 patent subcategories.

20140188091 - Actuating knob for a surgical instrument: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising: —a distal tool (5) securely fastened at a distal end of a rotation shaft (4) and rotatably mounted on and in the extension of a distal member (30) rotatably mounted at an end of an elongated arm (3), —motorized means (20) for... Agent:

20140188092 - Focused near-infrared lasers for non-invasive vasectomy and other thermal coagulation or occlusion procedures: Focused infrared light at wavelengths selected to target tissue below the skin may be used in a non-invasive procedure for vasectomies, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, or fungal nail infections. Infrared light from various sources selected for a particular application may be focused so that the cone of light has lower intensity... Agent: Omni Medsci, Inc.

20140188093 - Precise targeting of surgical photodisruption: Techniques, apparatus and systems for laser surgery including imaging-guided surgery techniques, apparatus and systems.... Agent: Alcon Lensx, Inc.

20140188094 - Focused near-infrared lasers for non-invasive varicose veins and other thermal coagulation or occlusion procedures: Focused infrared light may be used in a non-invasive varicose vein treatment procedure with infrared light from a plurality of laser diodes that are combined in a multiplexer and coupled to a multi-mode fiber coupled to another fiber or fiber bundle that delivers the light to a lens/mirror assembly for... Agent: Omni Medsci, Inc.

20140188095 - Apparatus and systems for tissue dissection and modification: Apparatus and systems for tissue dissection and modification are disclosed herein. A method for tissue dissection and modification may comprise inserting a tissue dissecting and modifying wand (TDM) through an incision in a patient's body. The TDM may comprise a modular tip having a plurality of protrusions with lysing segments... Agent:

20140188096 - Split surgical laser fiber: A surgical laser tool comprises an output member that includes an output laser fiber, a probe tip, and electrical contacts. The probe tip is attached to a distal end of the output laser fiber. Electromagnetic energy transmitted through the output laser fiber is discharged through the probe tip. The electrical... Agent:

20140188097 - Method and apparatus for dielectric barrier discharge wand cold plasma device: A cold plasma device having a broad surface of plasma generation allowing for the efficient treatment of larger areas with the benefit of being durable, portable and able to treat almost any anatomical structure. The cold plasma device has a constant radius surface, which creates a tangential surface with an... Agent: Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc.

20140188098 - Systems and methods for reduction of atrial fibrillation: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to ablation catheter systems configured, for example, to ablate tissue adjacent an ostium of the pulmonary vein in a left atria of a heart. In one embodiment, an ablation catheter system includes a handle and a catheter coupled to the handle defining a... Agent: Coherex Medical, Inc.

20140188102 - Method for treating lower extremity varicose vein combined ultrasonic wave and microwave: The method for treating the lower extremity varicose vein combined ultrasonic wave and microwave of the present invention includes steps of firstly finding the diseased vein by the ultrasonic imaging equipment; and then directly effecting the microwave treatment catheter/needle on the diseased vein; by the concentric thermal coagulation release effect... Agent: Beijing Transeasy Medical Tech.co., Ltd.

20140188099 - Patterned electrodes for tissue treatment systems: Methods, apparatus, and systems for treating tissue located beneath a tissue surface with electromagnetic energy delivered from a treatment electrode. The treatment electrode may include a conductive layer and a plurality of openings extending through the conductive layer. The openings may vary in size or area across the conductive layer,... Agent: Solta Medical, Inc.

20140188101 - Radio frequency generator and method for a cordless medical cauterization and cutting device: A circuit for generating a radio-frequency signal for a surgical device is disclosed. The circuit has a voltage regulator that supplies direct current (DC) voltage, a first MOSFET, a second MOSFET, and a MOSFET driver. The MOSFET driver receives the DC voltage supplied from the voltage regulator and has a... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140188100 - Reinforced high strength microwave antenna: High-strength microwave antenna assemblies and methods of use are described herein. The microwave antenna has a radiating portion connected by a feedline to a power generating source, e.g., a generator. Proximal and distal radiating portions of the antenna assembly are separated by a junction member. A reinforcing member is disposed... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.

20140188103 - Methods and apparatus for neuromodulation utilizing optical-acoustic sensors: A thermal neuromodulation apparatus, system, and methods for the ablative and non-ablative application of thermal energy to the nerves of a patient are disclosed. The thermal neuromodulation apparatus includes an elongated, hollow body configured to traverse the tortuous intravascular pathways of the renal vasculature and includes an expandable structure bearing... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140188105 - Bipolar electrosurgical device: A bipolar electrosurgical device is disclosed. The bipolar electrosurgical device includes a handle having a shaft and a distal end. The handle can be coupled to a source of electrical energy and a fluid source. A U-shaped first electrode extends distally in a plane from a pair of openings on... Agent: Medtronic Advanced Energy LLC

20140188104 - Catheter with direct cooling on nonablating element: A catheter tip electrode has a tissue contacting surface which electrically conducts RF energy to the tissue and is more thermally conductive than adjacent non-electrically conductive coating or cover which prevents RF conduction to the tissue contacting that surface. The tip electrode has a shell with a nonablating hollow proximal... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140188106 - Devices and methods for shaping therapy in fluid enhanced ablation: Devices and methods for shaping an ablation treatment volume formed in fluid enhanced ablation therapy are provided. The devices and methods disclosed herein utilize the interaction of fluids to create ablation treatment volumes having a variety of shapes. In one embodiment, a method for forming an ablation treatment volume having... Agent: Thermedical, Inc.

20140188108 - Energy assisted tissue piercing device and method of use thereof: An energy assisted tissue piercing device that enables a tissue piercing wire to puncture heart tissue percutaneouly. The energy assisted tissue piercing device includes an outer delivery catheter, an inner tissue piercing wire, and an energy source. The inner tissue piercing wire is disposed longitudinally through the lumen of the... Agent: Mitralign, Inc.

20140188107 - Methods and systems for tissue dissection and modification: Methods and systems for tissue dissection and modification are disclosed herein. A method for tissue dissection and modification may comprise inserting a tissue dissecting and modifying wand (TDM) through an incision in a patient's body. The TDM may comprise a tip having a plurality of protrusions with lysing segments positioned... Agent:

20140188109 - Bipolar sphincterotome: A bipolar sphincterotome may include an elongate tubular member, a cutting wire, and a return path. The return path may include a conductive ink portion disposed on an outer surface at a distal portion of the tubular member. The return path may also include a return wire disposed within the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188110 - Apparatus, systems and methods for tissue dissection and modification: Apparatus, systems, and methods for tissue dissection and modification are disclosed herein. A method for tissue dissection and modification may comprise inserting a tissue dissecting and modifying wand (TDM) through an incision in a patient's body. The TDM may comprise a tip having a plurality of protrusions with lysing segments... Agent:

20140188112 - Methods and devices for removing omental tissue: The invention relates to a method of treating obesity, insulin resistance and co-morbidities of these conditions by removing tissue from the abdomen. More specifically, it relates to a method of removing abdominal fat and omentum to which the fat is attached, in order to improve health. The invention includes a... Agent: Lenr, Inc.

20140188111 - Methods, apparatus, and systems for tissue dissection and modification: Methods, apparatus and systems for tissue dissection and modification are disclosed herein. A method for tissue dissection and modification may comprise inserting a tissue dissecting and modifying wand (TDM) through an incision in a patient's body. The TDM may comprise a tip having a plurality of protrusions with lysing segments... Agent:

20140188113 - Surgical nail: A surgical nail for treating a fractured bone includes a nail body extending along a longitudinal axis from a trailing end to a leading end and including a trailing end locking aperture extending transversely through a trailing end portion thereof and a leading end locking aperture extending transversely through a... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140188114 - Periprosthetic fracture management enhancements: The present invention provides for a variety of fracture fixation options should a fracture occur after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty, and provides associated methods and apparatus for application of provided fixation. The ability to pre-engineer fracture fixation contingent solutions into femoral or tibial components provides for a... Agent: Genesis Medical Devices, LLC

20140188116 - Medical reamers and methods of forming the same: A cutting tool is provided with a cutting surface on a first side of the cutting tool and an attachment member on a second side of the cutting tool. The cutting surface can have cutting edges with characteristics that vary along the cutting tool. Novel methods of manufacturing such cutting... Agent:

20140188115 - Minimally-invasive device, kit, and method for harvesting bone graft: A minimally-invasive bone graft harvesting device, kit, and method are provided. The device includes a hollow cutting element and an extraction element. The hollow cutting element may define a longitudinal axis and includes a distal end, a proximal end adapted to be coupled to a powered or manual-operated rotary tool,... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140188117 - Shielded capacitor sensor system for medical applications and method: A measurement system for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system is disclosed. The measurement system comprises a capacitor, a signal generator, a digital counter, counter register, a digital clock, a digital timer, and a data register. The sensor of the measurement system is the capacitor. The measurement system generates... Agent: Orthosensor Inc.

20140188181 - Apparatus and device for the fixation of osteosynthesis plates: Disclosed herein are apparatus, devices and methods for affixing an implant, plate, or the like to body tissue. Preferred embodiments comprise a plate with a pre-defined hole, fasteners configured for secure attachment to body tissue, and a self-centering tool capable of holding and installing multiple fasteners.... Agent:

20140188182 - Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra: A method for manipulating a vertebra includes connecting a first bone anchor to a first vertebra, connecting a second bone anchor to a second bone anchor, positioning a spinal rod in a receiving member of the first bone anchor and in a receiving member of the second bone anchor, connecting... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140188118 - Instruments for minimally invasive surgery total knee arthroplasty: An anti-backout stylus comprising a stylus and a locking stylus holder. The locking stylus holder engages the stylus at a series of discrete positions during insertion of the stylus into the holder. The locking stylus holder prevents inadvertent backing out of the stylus by preventing the stylus from being withdrawn... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140188119 - Patient-specific convertible guides: A method of intraoperatively selecting between a partial knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty includes mounting a patient-specific three-dimensional surface of a convertible patient-specific guide in a unique position mating to a corresponding surface of a distal femoral bone. The convertible patient-specific guide includes an anterior portion and a distal... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140188120 - Device for injecting bone cement: In a device for injecting bone cement, the discharge direction of the bone cement after insertion of the cannula should be controllable in a certain region. This is made possible through a radial exit aperture (5) which is provided on the front end of the cannula (3). Since the cannula... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140188121 - System for determining the position of a knee prosthesis: The present application provides an apparatus and method for determining a position of a joint prosthesis using a computer assisted orthopedic surgery system in support of an arthroplasty surgery. The apparatus and method includes attaching a first locatable element to a first bone on one side of a joint, providing... Agent: Perception Raisonnement Action En Medecine

20140188123 - Back loaded iol insertion cartridge: A rear-loaded injector cartridge for an intraocular lens (IOL) having a proximal opening that provides a haptic slot. The haptic slot receives a leading haptic of an IOL loaded therein, and temporarily retains the leading haptic while the optic of the IOL is inserted into a holding area of the... Agent:

20140188122 - Intraocular lens insertion device: A cartridge for an intraocular lens insertion device is disclosed. An example cartridge may include an intraocular lens insertion cartridge body having a distal end and a proximal end and configured to receive an intraocular lens for insertion into a patient's eye through an incision; the intraocular lens insertion cartridge... Agent:

20140188124 - Multiple loop snare: A snare device comprising multiple loops is described. The loops may be configured having various sizes or shapes and may be configured for use within a single outer sheath. Each loop provided in connection with a single snare device may have a different size, shape, disposition, or orientation than other... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

20140188125 - Devices, systems, and methods for valve removal: Devices, systems, and methods for valve removal. In an embodiment of an umbrella device for removing a valve of the present disclosure, the umbrella device comprises an elongated shaft having a distal end, a first umbrella comprising a first mesh, the first umbrella coupled to the shaft at or near... Agent: 3dt Holdings, LLC

20140188126 - Device for extracting elements from cavities, which uses a bag for extraction and an applicator: A device to extract elements contained in cavities that uses a bag for their extraction that folds onto itself and an applier provided with an air chamber, which bag has pockets into which tentacles of the applier are introduced; and that is provided with means to pull from same; an... Agent: Air Bag One Sarl

20140188127 - 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:

20140188133 - Iconic representations for guidance of an indwelling medical device: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140188129 - Motorized joint positioner: A motorized joint positioner includes a first robotic arm coupled to a first holder and a second robotic arm coupled to a second holder. At least one of the first and second robotic arms includes an actuator controllable to position the corresponding first or second holder.... Agent:

20140188130 - Pivot point arm for a robotic system used to perform a surgical procedure: A pivot port that can provide a pivot point for a surgical instrument. The pivot port may be held in a stationary position by a support arm assembly that is attached to a table. The pivot port may include either an adapter or a ball joint that can support the... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140188134 - Prosthetic device, method of planning bone removal for implantation of prosthetic device, and robotic system: A robotic system for preparing a bone to receive a prosthetic device. The robotic system includes a controllable guide structure configured to guide cutting of the bone into a shape for receiving the prosthetic device, and a computer readable medium for storing data representative of the prosthetic device. The prosthetic... Agent: Mako Surgical Corp.

20140188132 - System for image-based robotic surgery: A robotic surgery system having a mobile base and a first moveable support structure coupled between the mobile base and a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system. The first element is a source element or a detector element, and a second element of the imaging system is a source... Agent:

20140188128 - Systems, apparatus and methods for tissue dissection and modification: Systems, apparatus and methods for tissue dissection and modification are disclosed herein. A method for tissue dissection and modification may comprise inserting a tissue dissecting and modifying wand (TDM) through an incision in a patient's body. The TDM may comprise a tip having a plurality of protrusions with lysing segments... Agent:

20140188131 - Tool memory-based software upgrades for robotic surgery: Robotic devices, systems, and methods for use in robotic surgery and other robotic applications, and/or medical instrument devices, systems, and methods includes both a reusable processor and a limited-use robotic tool or medical treatment probe. A memory the limited-use component includes machine readable code with data and/or programming instructions to... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140188135 - Bio-absorbable micro-clip and applicator for minimal access wound closure: The present disclosure includes a bio-absorbable wound closure clip for wound closure without crushing of the tissue being closed. The bio-absorbable wound closure clip can be used in minimal access surgery as well as on tissue, such as mucosal tissue, where tactile feedback is reduced. Representative surgical instruments for applying... Agent: Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

20140188136 - Methods for passing multiple sutures through tissue: Methods for passing multiple sutures through tissue are provided herein. In particular, the methods described herein allow multiple sutures to be passed through tissue without removing a suture passing instrument from a patient's body. In one embodiment, a method for passing a suture through tissue is provided that includes loading... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140188138 - Surgical suture device and methods of using the same: A medical instrument, such as a surgical device for manipulating and placing a tissue suture and methods of using the same is disclosed. The device comprises a handle, a hollow shaft removably coupled to the handle assembly and a stylet extending within the hollow shaft and longitudinally slideable therein. Preferably,... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188137 - Suture passer with expelling mechanism: A suture passing mechanism is disclosed having an elongated delivery member and a suture capture fitting at a distal end of the delivery member. The suture capture fitting includes a recess for receiving a length of suture. The recess is bounded by a proximal wall and a lateral opening leads... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140188139 - Osteotomy guide and method: Improved surgical instruments are provided including improved suture passers, improved drill guides for forming holes in bones adjacent a joint at locations referenced to the joint anatomy, and improved osteotomy guides.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140188140 - Termination devices and related methods: Devices and methods for locking and/or cutting tethers during a tissue modification procedure are described. In some variations, a tether may be used to tighten tissue by bringing two pieces or sections of the tissue together. The tether, which may be under tension, may be locked to maintain the tension,... Agent: Guided Delivery Systems Inc.

20140188142 - 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.

20140188141 - Device and method for the application of a curable fluid composition to a portion of a bodily organ: Disclosed are devices and methods suitable for application of a curable fluid composition to a bodily organ, such as to a lower portion of a bodily organ. The device comprises a monolithic piece of material having a lower surface, two spaced-apart sides, and two spaced-apart walls connecting the two spaced-apart... Agent: Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.

20140188143 - Methods for restoring blood flow within blocked vasculature: The devices and methods described herein relate to clearing of blockages within body lumens, such as the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.... Agent: Lazarus Effect, Inc.

20140188146 - Steerable ultrasound catheter: Ultrasound catheter devices and methods provide enhanced disruption of blood vessel obstructions. Ultrasound catheter devices generally include an elongate flexible catheter body with one or more lumens, an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the catheter body lumen and a distal head coupled with the transmission member and positioned adjacent... Agent: Flowcardia, Inc.

20140188145 - System for noninvasive skin tightening: A method and system for noninvasive face lifts and deep tissue tightening are disclosed. An exemplary method and treatment system are configured for the imaging, monitoring, and thermal injury to treat the SMAS region. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the exemplary method and system are configured for treating the... Agent:

20140188144 - Ultrasonic oscillation probe, method for manufacturing ultrasonic oscillation probe, and ultrasonic treatment apparatus: This ultrasonic oscillation probe is an ultrasonic oscillation probe for transmitting ultrasonic vibration. A first region where the crystal grain size is relatively small and a second region where the crystal grain size is relatively large are respectively formed in at least one place. A method for manufacturing an ultrasonic... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140188147 - Medical device and method of use: A medical device comprising an actuator, an extension portion, and a tissue interaction portion. The extension portion is coupled to the actuator and comprises at least first and second telescoping sections with each telescoping section having (i) at least one extended hook section having a head portion and a neck... Agent: Just Right Surgical, LLC

20140188148 - Surgical tunneler: A surgical tunneler assembly is used to pass a cable or other elongate member through the skin. A surgical tunneler may include a lance including a first segment, a second end segment, and a connector on each one of the first end segment and the second end segment. A cable... Agent:

20140188149 - High torque, low profile catheters and methods for transluminal interventions: Catheter devices having low profile shafts and laterally deployable members (e.g., cannulas, needles, etc.) that may be extended or advanced laterally from the catheter shaft. Also disclosed are methods for bypassing a vascular obstruction (e.g., a chronic total occlusion or other full or partial obstruction) wherein a guidewire is entrapped... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140188150 - Hair transplanter: Disclosed is a hair transplanter which may finely adjust and set the length of a hair transplantation tool, into which a hair root is inserted, according to thicknesses of skin tissue layers within the scalps of individuals during hair transplantation and thus be conveniently used.... Agent:

20140188151 - Methods and devices for deploying and releasing a temporary implant within the body: Methods, devices and systems for delivering a device assembly into a gastric or other space within the body, allowing the device to expand to occupy volume within the gastric space and, after an effective period of time, delivering a substance or stimulus to begin breakdown of the expanded device so... Agent: Allurion Technologies, Inc.

20140188152 - Biodegradable filter: A filter device is provided having a biodegradable features. The filter device comprises an elongate stent portion and a conical filter portion attached thereto that is preferably balloon expandable. The conical filter portion includes a plurality of struts extending between a holding ring and the stent portion to define the... Agent: William Cook Europe Aps

20140188153 - Occlusion balloon: A delivery system for an occlusion balloon includes a delivery catheter and a balloon releasably detached thereto. The balloon can include a base portion that is threaded onto the end of the delivery catheter. The balloon can include a one-way valve or septum in the base portion, through which a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188154 - Electronic device for weight control: Orally administrable polymer-carrying units for expanding in a stomach of a mammal to fill a space in the stomach, the polymer-carrying units including: a carrier; a plurality of polymer molecules expandable in aqueous solutions, releasably coupled to the carrier; and means for selectively decoupling the polymer molecules from the carrier... Agent:

20140188157 - Medical devices having fixation anchor: A medical device including a medical device body that includes a first support structure, the medical device further comprising a first fixation anchor that includes a first anchor body extending between a first end and an opposing second end, and a hook portion extending from the first end, wherein the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140188155 - Vasular occlusion device having a jelly fish: An occlusion device and a method of occluding a body vessel with the occlusion device are provided. The occlusion device has a sleeve that extends from a first end to a second end. The sleeve has an interior that extends to an opening at the first end. The occlusion device... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188156 - Venous clot basket: A system for removing a blood clot from a blood vessel or vein is provided. The system includes a plurality of support members that can be expanded to define a basket. The support members include a mesh portion at their distal ends. The system includes a first wire attached to... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188158 - Devices and methods for reshaping cartilage structures: Described are methods of reshaping a cartilage structure. One such method comprises creating a virtual three dimensional image of the cartilage structure; manipulating the virtual three dimensional image of the cartilage structure so as to obtain a virtual three dimensional image of a desired final shape of the cartilage structure;... Agent: Chondrocyte LLC

20140188159 - Surgical tool: A surgical tool for minimally invasive surgery. In one embodiment, the surgical tool includes a proximal joint and a distal joint at opposite ends of a tube that constrain pivoting of adjacent parts to be about two perpendicular, intersecting axes. Three articulation control cable lengths engage and operatively couple the... Agent: Agile Endosurgery, Inc.

20140188160 - Circumferentially located suture release mechanism for vascular closure device: A tissue puncture closure device includes an anchor, a sealing plug, a filament, a compaction member assembly, a spool, a stop feature, a driving plate, and a release member. The filament attaches the sealing plug to the anchor. The compaction member assembly applies an axially directed compressive force to compact... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC

20140188161 - Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue: A staple for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may include first and second arms, and first and second flukes. In some embodiments, the first arm has a proximal end and a distal end, and the second arm has a proximal end and a distal end. A bridge... Agent: Rotation Medical, Inc.

20140188162 - Local biomechanical and/or antimicrobial ligation device: A ligation device is disclosed that is capable of containing a fluid, e.g., a biomechanical medium or an antimicrobial solution. The ligation device comprises an upper clip and a lower clip, each having a locking feature that enables the upper clip and the lower clip to be movably attached to... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140188163 - Surgical constructs and methods for securing tissue: Suture constructs and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. One exemplary embodiment of a construct includes a first limb, a second limb, a coaxial region, and a collapsible snare defined by the first and second limbs. The coaxial region can be formed by a portion of the... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140188164 - Surgical constructs and methods for securing tissue: Suture constructs and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. One exemplary embodiment of a construct includes a first limb, a second limb, a coaxial region, and a collapsible snare defined by the first and second limbs. The coaxial region can be formed by a portion of the... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140188166 - Bone anchor apparatus and method: A device and method is provided for a new and improved device for attaching tendon to bone wherein the intramedullary bone anchor, comprising a top section, a bottom section, a center section, a first end having a top inner portion and a top outer portion, a second end having a... Agent: American Hand Institute, LLC

20140188167 - Methods for anchoring suture to bone: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring suture to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a cannulated suture anchor is provided and it includes a suture-engaging member formed therein and configured to receive a suture therearound such that trailing ends of the suture can extend through the suture anchor. The suture... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140188165 - Multi-piece anchor inserter: Various devices, systems, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a two-piece inserter tool is provided that includes a tip portion that is configured to be removably coupled to a handle portion. A distal portion of the tip portion can be configured to... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140188168 - Pacifier shields: Pacifiers having a softer shield component for comfort and safety and a harder shield component for structural integrity. Baby bottle nipples and pacifier baglets having harder portions and softer portions, and raised portions as a teething aid. A multistage baglet system for a pacifier and a multistage nipple system. Baglets... Agent:

20140188169 - Chiropractic adjustment instrument: The invention provides a cordless chiropractic adjustment device including a thrust element (80) capable of impacting a body contact member (10), a resilient spring (314) arranged to bias the thrust element towards the body contact member, and a motor (120). The motor is arranged to move the thrust element between... Agent:

20140188170 - Spinous process fixation system and methods thereof: An implantable device includes a barrel. The barrel has a first portion and a second portion. The implantable device includes a first plate having multiple projections extending from one side of the first plate, where the first plate is configured to movably couple to the first portion of the barrel.... Agent:

20140188174 - Anchoring member suitable for use in a polyaxial bone anchoring device and polyaxial bone anchoring device with an enlarged pivot angle to one side: wherein the bone anchoring section (2) has a contour in a circumferential direction adjacent to the neck portion and wherein the neck portion is at least partially recessed with respect to the contour of the bone anchoring section at one side and extends beyond the contour of the bone anchoring... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140188171 - Bone fixing device: A bone fixing device includes a tubular member that has an end having an inside surface defining a constraint section. A fixing member has opposite ends respectively forming a movable joint section that is receivingly engageable with the constraint section and a threaded section that is attachable to a bone... Agent:

20140188173 - Orthopedic fixation devices and methods of installation thereof: The present invention is generally directed to orthopedic fixation devices that comprise a coupling element and a bone fastener, whereby the bone fastener can be loaded into the coupling element through the bottom of a bore in the coupling element. The orthopedic fixation devices described herein can include modular locking... Agent:

20140188172 - Rod coupling system and devices and methods of making and using the same: Provided are rod coupler devices, systems, kits and methods, which include at least one saddle having a concave configuration that either abuts a bone fastener and/or a locking cap and is shaped so as to contact the rod in two or more lines of contact, which reduces pressure on the... Agent:

20140188176 - Method for stabilizing the spine: Spine stabilization systems and integrated rods are disclosed. One spine stabilization system disclosed has at least four bone anchors and a stabilization member attached to the bone anchors. The stabilization member has first and second elongate portions interconnected by a connector portion. The first and second elongate members extend longitudinally... Agent:

20140188175 - Orthopedic fixation devices and methods of installation thereof: The present invention is generally directed to orthopedic fixation devices that comprise a coupling element and a bone fastener, whereby the bone fastener can be loaded into the coupling element through the bottom of a bore in the coupling element. The orthopedic fixation devices described herein can include modular locking... Agent:

20140188177 - Passive screw locking mechanism: Methods and devices are provided for passively locking a bone screw within a bone plate. In particular, the methods and devices allow a bone screw to be locked within a thru-hole in a bone plate without requiring any additional locking steps. In an exemplary embodiment, an annular feature is provided... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products LLC

20140188178 - Posterior lumbar plate: The present invention relates to stable fixation of spine segments, allowing for fusion in, e.g., skeletally mature patients. More particularly, the invention relates to a bone fixation device that can be affixed to vertebrae of a spine to provide reduction (or enlargement) capabilities and allow for fixation in the treatment... Agent:

20140188179 - Percutaneous flaring hammertoe fixation implant and instrument: A method and device to correct hammertoes. The device includes a bone implant having a screw with a threaded end or a pin and a sleeve adaptable to accept the screw or mate with the pin. The sleeve includes an external surface having threads on a distal end of the... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140188180 - Dynamic bone anchor: A dynamic bone anchor is provided comprising a longitudinal core member (2, 2′, 2″, 2′″) having a first end (21) and a second end (22) and a longitudinal axis (L) extending through the first end and the second end; at least one tubular segment (3, 3′, 3″) provided on the... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

  
06/26/2014 > 86 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.

20140180263 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument comprises a body operable with a surgical tool and an actuator system supported by the body and configured to convert rotational motion into linear motion to facilitate operation of the surgical tool. The actuator system includes an actuator rod comprising a shaft... Agent:

20140180264 - Grin fiber multi-spot laser probe: A surgical probe includes a cannula assembly, having a graded index (GRIN) fiber that is configured to receive a multi-spot light beam at a proximal end and to emit the multi-spot light beam at a distal end ; an adapter, having a distal end, configured to receive the cannula assembly,... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140180265 - Ophthalmological laser method and apparatus: The present invention relates to a femtosecond laser ophthalmological apparatus and method that creates a flap on the cornea for LASIK refractive surgery or for other applications that require removal of corneal and lens tissue at specific locations such as in corneal transplants, stromal tunnels, corneal lenticular extraction and cataract... Agent:

20140180266 - Active cooling system and apparatus for controlling temperature of a fluid used during treatment of biological tissue: A system for controlling temperature of a fluid used during treatment of biological tissue includes a fluid temperature control apparatus. The apparatus includes at least one heat transfer device and a solution bag and/or a heat transfer membrane. The solution bag and/or the heat transfer membrane reside in thermal communication... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180267 - Automated, selectable, soft tissue excision biopsy devices and methods: An excisional biopsy and delivery device may comprise one or more rotating, penetrating and cutting rod elements. The rod elements may be configured to advance from a stored and confined first position and rotate about an axis, while being simultaneously revolved about a central axis. The rod elements may then... Agent:

20140180270 - Leaky-wave antennas for medical applications: A device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes an inner conductor having a length and an outer conductor coaxially surrounding the inner conductor along the length. The outer conductor has a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion of the outer conductor is provided... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180269 - Microwave antenna having a reactively-loaded loop configuration: A microwave ablation system is provided. The microwave ablation system includes a power source. A microwave antenna is adapted to connect to the power source via a coaxial cable feed including an inner conductor defining a portion of a radiating section of the microwave antenna, an outer conductor and dielectric... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180268 - System and method for catheter steering and operation: The invention generally relates to intravascular intervention catheters and provides catheters for performing an intravascular procedure that use a computer to control an operation at the end of the catheter. The computer can process image data to determine where the important features are within a patient's vessels. The catheter can... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140180271 - Systems, apparatus, methods and procedures for the non-invasive treatment of tissue using microwave energy: The present invention is directed to systems, apparatus, methods and procedures for the noninvasive treatment of tissue using microwave energy. In one embodiment of the invention a medical device and associated apparatus and procedures are used to treat dermatological conditions using microwave energy.... Agent:

20140180273 - Device, system, and method for imaging and tissue characterization of ablated tissue: Disclosed herein is a system for ablating and characterizing tissue. The system comprises an ablation element configured to emit ablative energy toward a tissue of interest, an imaging apparatus configured to emit energy and collect imaging data including reflected signals from the tissue of interest, and a characterization application. The... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140180272 - Flux transmission connectors, systems, and methods: A surgical flux transmission conduit for operationally coupling a surgical flux supply pathway with a surgical flux delivery instrument may include a data signal transmission pathway, a surgical flux transmission pathway, and a connector interface. The connector interface can include a data signal transmission connector feature in communication with the... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140180275 - Method and system for controlling an output of a radio-frequency medical generator having an impedance based control algorithm: A system for performing an electrosurgical procedure at a surgical site is disclosed. The system includes a sensor configured to continually sense an electrical and/or a physical property of tissue at a surgical site and to generate a sensor signal as a function thereof. The system also includes a control... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140180274 - Surgical operation system: A surgical operation system has a power supply apparatus that generates a high frequency signal by a first signal producing section, a converter that performs conversion into other energy by supply of the second signal, a surgical treatment instrument including a pair of electrodes, a cable that connects the surgical... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140180276 - Battery powered handheld air plasma spray: A battery powered handheld air plasma spray was designed, developed and successfully demonstrated. The power supply includes a battery, a dc HID ballast and a series LC matching circuit. This matching circuit is designed to maintain the performance of the HID ballast while driving arc discharges, which are rotated around... Agent:

20140180279 - Cool-tip thermocouple including two-piece hub: An ablation electrode system includes a handle assembly; a needle electrode assembly supported in and extending from the handle assembly. The needle electrode assembly includes an outer tube having at least a conductive distal tip and defining a cavity therein; and an inner tube disposed at least partially within the... Agent:

20140180277 - Multi-pole synchronous pulmonary artery radiofrequency ablation catheter: A multi-pole synchronous pulmonary artery radiofrequency ablation catheter, wherein an adjustment apparatus is arranged on a control handle; a catheter body is hollow, and a cavity is arranged therein; a lead wire, a temperature sensing wire and a pull wire are arranged in the cavity; one end of the catheter... Agent:

20140180278 - System and method for monitoring bioimpedance and respiration: A method of treating tissue is provided, including positioning a portion of a catheter in proximity to cardiac tissue; measuring an impedance value with the catheter; determining a respiratory rate based at least in part on the measured impedance value; and thermally treating the cardiac tissue with the catheter.... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp

20140180282 - Apparatus for treating a portion of a reproductive system and related methods of use: A medical device for performing a surgical procedure may include an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The medical device may also include a handle connected to the proximal end of the elongate member, an end effector assembly connected to the distal... Agent: Soulor Surgical Inc.

20140180281 - Electric stapler device: An end effector assembly adapted to couple to an electrosurgical instrument, the end effector assembly including a plurality of spaced apart small seal plates on opposing jaw members where each seal plate forms a pair of seal plates with the corresponding seal plate on the opposing jaw member. Each pair... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180283 - Electrosurgical plenum: An electrosurgical probe having a plenum which prevents contact of the active electrode with tissue, while simultaneously allowing a fluid/interfacing agents to contact the active electrode.... Agent: Nuortho Surgical, Inc.

20140180280 - Magnetic activation of monopolar and bipolar devices: A system for providing current to perform a surgical procedure includes an electrosurgical device having a conductive cutting wire and a power source with a power cord providing current to the cutting wire from a power source. The power cord and device are connected via a magnetic connection. The magnetic... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180284 - Collet for an endoscopic needle knife: An endoscopic needle knife may include a collet coupled to a distal end of a tubular member of the needle knife. A cutting wire may be disposed within a cutting wire lumen of the tubular member and a central lumen of the collet. An inner surface of the collet body... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180286 - Pediatric combination surgical device: A combination surgical device is provided and includes a dissection blade moveably mounted in a first jaw of the surgical device. The surgical device includes a second jaw movably mounted relative to the first jaw and a handle assembly. The handle assembly includes an advancement mechanism for incrementally advancing the... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180285 - Surgical fasteners including nanomaterial coating for applying pulsed current: The present disclosure relates to a surgical fastener including a backspan with a first and second legs depending from each opposed end of the backspan and at least one pulse generating layer coupled to a portion of the fastener. The pulse generating layer may be coupled to a portion of... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180287 - Tissue fusion system, apparatus and method: A system for closing a wound tract after performing a percutaneous procedure is provided. The system includes a closure mechanism having a pair of arm portions that are arranged to adjust between an open and closed position. The closure mechanism includes an electrode that is electrically connected to a power... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180288 - Distal tip for bone fixation devices: Distal tip designs for bone fixation devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for bone fixation includes a delivery catheter having a proximal end and a distal end; an expandable member having a proximal region and a distal region, wherein the expandable member is releasably attached about the distal... Agent: Illuminoss Medical, Inc.

20140180289 - Femur supporting device: A femur supporting device includes a rod having an insertion groove and a fixing through-hole. Each of the insertion groove and the fixing through-hole extends through an outer periphery of the rod. An insert is engaged in the insertion groove of the rod. A first fastener is engaged with the... Agent:

20140180290 - Systems and methods for haptic control of a surgical tool: A surgical system includes a surgical tool associated with a virtual haptic interaction point such that movement of the virtual haptic interaction point corresponds to movement of the surgical tool. The surgical system further includes a processing circuit to establish a virtual entry boundary and activate a haptic object, which... Agent: Mako Surgical Corp.

20140180291 - Surgical rasp: In one example, the present invention relates to a surgical instrument for removing tissue from a body, which instrument includes an elongated shaft distally attached to a cutting element, wherein the elongated shaft and the cutting element are fixedly connected by an arcuate element such that the longitudinal axes of... Agent: Neuro Enterprises, LLC

20140180292 - Surgical sagittal saw blade assembly that includes a guide bar including bottom, inner and outer bars and a blade head that pivots around the inner bar: A surgical sagittal saw blade that includes a guide bar to which a blade head is pivotally mounted. The guide bar includes a bottom bar; an inner bar disposed over the bottom bar; and an outer bar disposed over the inner bar. The inner bar has a distal end face... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140180293 - Tissue modification devices: Described herein are elongate devices for modifying tissue having a plurality of flexibly connected rungs or links, and methods of using them, including methods of using them to decompress stenotic spinal tissue. These devices may be included as part of a system for modifying tissue. In general, these devices include... Agent:

20140180348 - Trajectory guide: A trajectory guide is is provided for determining the trajectory of a compression screw relative to a previously implanted screw located within an orthopaedic plate. The guide is adapted to releasably position a drill guide in spaced-apart relation to an orthopaedic plate having previously implanted first screws such that the... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140180296 - Devices and methods for hip replacement: Devices and methods for use in hip replacement surgery can incorporate computer models of a patient's acetabulum and surrounding bone structure, a first patient-specific jig designed from the computer model and configured to correspond to a final installation position and orientation of a prosthetic him implant, a second patient-specific jig,... Agent:

20140180295 - Patient-specific cutting guide for the shoulder: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for guiding a surgical instrument for resecting a portion of a humerus of a patient. The surgical instrument is a patient-specific cutting guide having a base portion having a contact surface shaped to substantially match an outer surface of a neck portion of the... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20140180294 - Surgical cutting block: Tools or other instruments can be used by a surgeon to complete an orthopedic procedure. One tool can include a reference block and a cutting block coupled to the reference block via an adjuster. The reference block can include a body portion and a depth arm having at least one... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140180297 - Advanced intra-spinal decompression implant: A new intra-spinal decompression implant is introduced. One example for our presentation is a device with 2 or 3 pieces, with each piece with 2 clamps, symmetrically located on each side of each piece. The main piece has at least 2 screws which engage into 2 or more grooves in... Agent:

20140180298 - Instrument and method for provisionally locking a polyaxial screw: An instrument for provisionally tightening a screw body member to a head of a polyaxial bone screw includes a barrel body, an inner shaft, a handle and lever, and a load link assembly. The barrel body includes a distal end with a pair of rotatable tangs configured to engage the... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20140180299 - Intraocular lens insertion device: An intraocular insertion device (1) capable of safely performing discharge operation of a lens (2) by a simpler construction. The intraocular lens insertion device (1) has a body (5) provided with a lens placement section (3) where the lens (2) is placed and a tube section (4) for inserting the... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140180300 - Intraocular lens insertion device: An instrument for inserting an intraocular lens capable of securely and safely pushing out the lens by a simple structure. An instrument (1) for inserting comprises: a body (3) having a lens placement part (8) on which the lens (2) with a pair of loop parts (2b) at its optic... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140180301 - Transesophageal gastric reduction method and device for reducing the size of a previously formed gastric reduction pouch: A gastric reduction pouch of a stomach is formed by gathering stomach tissue circumferentially from within the stomach to form a reduced diameter stomach section. A plurality of fasteners are deployed within the gathered stomach tissue to maintain the reduced diameter stomach portion. The gathering step may include folding the... Agent:

20140180302 - Automated, selectable, soft tissue excision biopsy devices and methods: An excisional biopsy and delivery device may comprise one or more rotating, penetrating and cutting rod elements. The rod elements may be configured to advance from a stored and confined first position and rotate about an axis, while being simultaneously revolved about a central axis. The rod elements may then... Agent: Transmed7, LLC

20140180303 - Surgical bag device and remote operating mechanism: A surgical bag device is provided. The device includes a surgical bag with a pocket at the open top and elongate biasing member disposed in conjunction with the pocket and translatable between a first open position where the biasing member extends through a substantial portion of a circumference of the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies, LLC

20140180304 - Steerable ultrasound catheter: Ultrasound catheter devices and methods provide enhanced disruption of blood vessel obstructions. Ultrasound catheter devices generally include an elongate flexible catheter body with one or more lumens, an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the catheter body lumen and a distal head coupled with the transmission member and positioned adjacent... Agent: Flowcardia, Inc.

20140180307 - Electrostimulation in treating cerebrovascular conditions: A system for treating a medical condition in a living body, comprising two subsystems, an implant subsystem and an electrical stimulation unit subsystem. The implant subsystem comprises at least one electrostimulation module, contains at least one electrically conductive electrode and, preferably, an anchoring member. The electrical stimulation unit, adapted for... Agent:

20140180306 - Implantable medical device fixation: Various fixation techniques for implantable medical device (IMDs) are described. In one example, an assembly comprises an IMD; and a set of active fixation tines attached to the IMD. The active fixation tines in the set are deployable from a spring-loaded position in which distal ends of the active fixation... Agent:

20140180305 - Insertion tool for paddle-style electrode: A system for lead implantation includes a lead having a paddle-style electrode extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the paddle-style electrode, having a back surface; an active surface; a plurality of electrode contacts disposed on the active surface; and a longitudinal lumen extending into the paddle-style electrode... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140180308 - Active device for positioning a surgical instrument and a surgical robotic system comprising this device: The present invention relates to an active positioning device for a surgical instrument arranged on a robot arm, comprising a carrier plate (3, 33), which can be connected with a robot arm (1, 31), a port mechanism (4, 34), which is arranged on carrier plate (3, 33) and intended as... Agent: Avateramedical Gmbh

20140180310 - Medical-technical device calibration: Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140180309 - Mounting and positioning device of a surgical instrument and.or an endoscope for minimally invasive surgery and asurgical robot system: The invention describes a mounting and positioning device of a surgical instrument and/or an endoscope for minimally-invasive surgery, in particular for use within a surgical robot system, comprising a first axis of rotation (3), around which a support element (4) is rotatably arranged, wherein the first axis of rotation (3)... Agent: Avateramedical Gmbh

20140180311 - Articulating suturing device: An apparatus for closing an opening in a body tissue. The apparatus includes a shaft, a plurality of arms, and an expander. The arms each extend between a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of each arm is hingedly attached to or integrally formed with the shaft.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20140180312 - Articulating suturing device and method: A device for closing an opening in tissue includes a shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a channel disposed between the proximal and distal ends. A pair of pins are disposed within the channel and cooperate with a slidable and axially movable foot. The foot extends distally... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20140180313 - Suture passing instrumentation and methods of use thereof: The instant disclosure is directed to methods and devices for passing suture bi-directionally using a hybrid approach. Embodiments of a method described herein include steps of advancing a suture at least partially through tissue; and retrieving the suture; wherein one of the steps of advancing and retrieving comprises manipulating the... Agent: Anchor Orthopedics Xt Inc.

20140180314 - Vascular anastomosis device and method: Techniques associated with a vascular anastomosis device are described, including a lower flange having a lower gripping surface and an interior surface, a diversion conduit attached to the lower flange, the diversion conduit having a lumen extending between an inlet and an outlet, the inlet forming an opening in the... Agent:

20140180315 - Vascular anastomosis device and method: A side-to-end vascular anastomosis device comprising a diversion conduit coupled to a lower flange which is inserted into the vessel and an upper flange located on the outside of the vessel designed to clamp together to seal the incision into which the lower flange of the device is inserted.... Agent:

20140180316 - Imaging and removing biological material: The invention generally relates to devices and methods for imaging and removing biological material from a vessel wall. In certain embodiments, the invention provides devices that include a body configured to fit within a lumen of a vessel, the body including an opening, a biological material removal assembly configured to... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140180319 - Rotational atherectomy device with distal embolic protection: A rotational atherectomy device for removing a stenotic tissue (3) from the iliac artery (1) of a patient. The device comprises a flexible, rotatable drive shaft (10) having an elongated proximal portion, an elongated distal portion, and an abrasive element (16) mounted to the drive shaft between the elongated proximal... Agent: Cardio Flow Inc.

20140180317 - Rotational atherectomy device with eccentric abrasive element and method of use: A rotational atherectomy device for removing a stenotic tissue from the iliac artery of a patient. The device comprises a flexible, rotatable drive shaft having an elongated proximal portion, an elongated distal portion. An abrasive element is mounted to the drive shaft between the elongated proximal and distal portions of... Agent: Cardio Flow Inc.

20140180318 - Rotational atherectomy device with fluid inflatable support elements and distal protection capability: A rotational atherectomy device for abrading a stenotic lesion from a vessel of a patient comprises a flexible drive shaft (1) which extends towards a distal end of the device, a distal fluid inflatable support element (3, 3″) located at a distal end of the drive shaft and an abrasive... Agent: Cardio Flow Inc.

20140180320 - Method and apparatus for generating focused ultrasonic waves with surface modulation: the focusing effect and the acoustic attenuations of the ultrasonic waves are compensated, with ultrasonic transducer elements (3) at least some of which have non-identical emission surfaces such that in the target zone, the supply of energy of the ultrasonic waves emitted by the different ultrasonic transducer elements (3) is... Agent:

20140180321 - Discectomy devices and methods: A tissue removal device may comprise a handle portion and a tissue removal mechanism coupled to the handle portion. The tissue removal mechanism may include a tubular member having a lumen therethrough and an elongate member rotatably and slidably disposed within the lumen of the tubular member. A proximal end... Agent: Spine View, Inc.

20140180322 - Lancing device for collecting body fluid samples: the endcap (4) being functionally coupled with the ejection device (12) in such a way that, when the ejection device (12) is actuated, said endcap is held pivotably on the body (2) so that it can swing out of the path of the lancet (8).... Agent: Gerresheimer Regensburg Gmbh

20140180324 - Bladeless obturator for use in surgical trocar assembly: An obturator assembly for use in dissection of tissue includes an obturator housing, an obturator member mounted to the obturator housing and an obturator sleeve coaxially mounted about the obturator member and adapted for reciprocal longitudinal movement between a retracted position and an extended position. The obturator member includes an... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180323 - Device to steer into subintimal false lumen and parallel park in true lumen: A device for steering J-tip guidewire through true lumen of artery to puncture site where an occlusion abuts artery wall and stylet wire in lumen of J-tip guidewire provides axis for screwing it between intimal and medial layers of artery wall and stiffens it sufficiently to transform J-tip to loop... Agent:

20140180325 - Dilator: A dilator which can suppress rapid change in resistance and can perform smooth insertion into a hole includes a distal portion, an outer diameter of which increases towards a proximal end side in an axial direction; and a reduced cross-sectional area portion which is provided at least on a largest... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180327 - Endoscopic tools for the removal of balloon-like intragastric devices: A mechanism for removing a fluid-filled object such as an intragastric balloon from a patient. The apparatus includes a delivery tube having a lumen and a retrieval tool able to slide within the lumen that can both puncture and grasp the intragastric balloon. The retrieval tool may have sharpened graspers... Agent: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

20140180326 - Inflatable balloon for protecting blood vessel: Technologies are generally provided for a vascular reinforcement device is provided for preventing compression of a blood vessel in the presence of forces applied externally to the blood vessel. The vascular reinforcement device may include a balloon having a substantially elongated shape which may be placed adjacent to a left... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140180328 - Sinus dilation system and method: A sinus dilation instrument useful with a navigation system and including a handle, a rigid probe, a balloon, and an identifier device. The probe extends from the handle, forms a curved segment, and carries the balloon. The identifier device is programmed to generate a signal indicative of an instrument identification... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20140180329 - Method for delivery of an embolic protection unit: A method of delivering a embolic protection unit to the aorta arch of a patient. The method comprising, introducing a catheter from brachiocephalic artery or through an incision in a wall of the ascending aorta, the catheter comprising an embolic protection unit having an off-center connection point. Advancing the embolic... Agent:

20140180330 - Multi-lumen central access vena cava filter apparatus and method of using same: A combined multi-lumen central access catheter and an embolic filter including ports proximal and distal the filter for fluid infusion and/or pressure sensing and infusion ports in the catheter to permit infusion of bioactive agents, flushing agents and/or contrast agents. The embolic filter may be removably coupled to the multi-lumen... Agent: Bio2 Medical, Inc.

20140180331 - Neuromuscular therapy device and method: A neuromuscular therapy device and method is provided. The neuromuscular therapy device includes a top unit including a pair of square pyramidal bodies separated by a central valley. Each of the pair of square pyramidal bodies includes a top peak with vertices that are smoothly radiused. The neuromuscular therapy device... Agent:

20140180333 - Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture: Apparatus for sealing a puncture communicating with a blood vessel includes a porous carrier formed from lyophilized hydrogel or other material. The plug may include at least first and second hydrogel precursors and a pH adjusting agent carried by the porous carrier in an unreactive state prior to exposure to... Agent: Accessclosure, Inc.

20140180334 - Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture: An apparatus for sealing a puncture includes a positioning member including a proximal end, a distal end sized for insertion into a puncture, an expandable element on the distal end, and a tension indicator on the proximal end. The tension indicator includes a distal housing portion fixed relative to the... Agent: Accessclosure, Inc.

20140180335 - Apparatus for closing vascular puncture: A method and apparatus for closing a vascular wound includes a guidewire and/or other surgical implement extending from the wound. A hemostatic material is advanced over the surgical implement and into contact with an area of the blood vessel surrounding the wound. The surgical implement is removed. Blood soaks the... Agent: Loma Linda University Medical Center

20140180332 - Vascular locating systems and methods of use: Disclosed are puncture sealing systems and methods of locating a puncture site within a vessel. The systems can include puncture locating dilators and access sheaths that are configured to locate the puncture site within a vessel so that the position of the puncture site relative to a distal end of... Agent:

20140180336 - Medical device for port closure: The present invention provides devices for safely closing an opening in tissue. In one embodiment, the medical device includes a delivery tube, a control member and a staple. The delivery tube is elongated and extends from a proximal end to a distal end to define a longitudinal axis. The delivery... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180337 - System for securing sutures: Described herein are systems and methods for securing sutures that obviate the need for tying knots. Instead of tying two ends of a suture or two sutures together with a knot, two or more suture portions can be fused or cauterized together using heat. A device can be applied to... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20140180338 - System and method for bone anchorage: A bone anchor assembly may include a fixation member securable to a bone, a coupling member, a compressible member and a locking member. The fixation member may be formed monolithically with the coupling member, and the coupling member may have a loop portion shaped to receive the compressible member. The... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc

20140180339 - Dynamic fixation device and method of use: A dynamic fixation device is provided that allows the vertebrae to which it is attached to move in flexion within the normal physiological limits of motion, while also providing structural support that limits the amount of translation motion beyond normal physiological limits. The present invention includes a flexible portion and... Agent:

20140180340 - Device and accessories for limiting flexion: A device may be used to limit flexion of the spine without substantially limiting extension of the spine. Various accessories, instruments, and methods may be used to help deploy the flexion limiting device, manipulate, and adjust it.... Agent: Simpirica Spine, Inc.

20140180342 - Implant for osteotomy, tool for inserting the implant, and method of inserting the implant using the tool: A tool comprises a first body shaped to detachably receive a bone implant having a first portion with a first flat surface adapted to be attached to a bone and a second portion with a second flat surface oriented at a pre-determined angle relative to the first flat surface, the... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140180341 - Methods and systems for planning and performing an osteotomy: A method for performing an open wedge osteotomy includes providing a fixation plate defining a first aperture and a second aperture and creating a first hole and a second hole in a bone. The fixation plate is coupled to the bone by aligning the first aperture of the fixation plate... Agent: Mako Surgical Corp.

20140180343 - Anatomically customized plantar bone plate and bone plate system: An anatomically customized plantar hone plate and system for an angularly stable fixation for the arthrodesis of the tarsometatarsal I joint. The bone plate has a distal plate portion which extends in the longitudinal direction and in which a distal bore is formed for receiving a bone screw at a... Agent: Merete Medical Gmbh

20140180344 - Modular and non-modular cortical buttress device: A fixation device serves in facilitating reduction and repair of a fractured bone such as a clavicle or a pelvis. The fixation device includes a bone plate adapted to overlie and contact bone fragments of a fractured bone. The bone plate can include tines extending outwardly from the edge thereof... Agent: Toby Orthopaedics, Inc.

20140180345 - Highly-versatile variable-angle bone plate system: A bone plate system for internal fixation of bone fractures includes a bone plate having a plurality of bone plate holes. The holes are constructed to receive either a non-locking, locking, or variable-angle locking bone screw. The holes have discrete columns of teeth or thread segments arranged around the inner... Agent:

20140180346 - Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure: The disclosed screw assemblies include a screw that attaches onto the bone, a housing member that connects and inter-locks the bone screw to the rod, and one or more looking members that permit immobilization of various components of the assembly relative to one another while still permitting some relative movement.... Agent:

20140180347 - 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 Synthes Products LLC

  
06/19/2014 > 108 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories.

20140171924 - Method for improving the wear resistance of dyed surgical instruments: The present invention relates to a method for improving the wear resistance of dyed surgical instruments having a vacuum-resistant material as the main body which, over the course of a vacuum coating step, is coated with a thin layer of titanium, and the coated surface is subjected to anodic oxidation.... Agent: Oerlikon Trading Ag, Trubbach

20140171923 - Surgical system including a plurality of handle assemblies: A surgical system comprising a surgical instrument, a first handle assembly and a second handle assembly is disclosed. The surgical instrument comprises a shaft assembly defining a longitudinal axis, an end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the shaft assembly, and a control rod disposed at least partially within... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171925 - Apparatus for treating an eye using a laser beam: An apparatus (1) for treating an eye using a laser beam includes a first light source (6) for producing a therapeutic laser beam (7), a second light source (8) for producing an alignment beam (9), and control means (2, 3, 4, 10) for controlling the first and the second light... Agent: Valon Lasers Oy

20140171926 - Laser therapy system and method for treatment of a collagen structure and of varicose blood vessels in an eye:

20140171927 - Laser therapy system for noninvasive correction of the refractive system of the eye: a processing and control unit adapted to receive data relating to a refractive error of the eye, to determine a second collagen tissue structure with new corrective collagen crosslinks, such as to achieve a minimized refractive error of the eye and a UVA light energy to induce the new corrective... Agent: Telesto Gmbh

20140171928 - Corneal multi-plane incision using a surgical laser setup calculations interface: An apparatus and a method are described for setting up a medical laser machine configured to be used in eye surgery for making a multi-planar incision. In various embodiments, a software interface is provided to receive, from a user, one or more dimensional measurements of an eye of a patient... Agent:

20140171929 - Phototherapy device thermal control apparatus and method: A cordless, hand-held dermatologic hair-regrowth-inhibiting apparatus may include: a self-contained housing configured for gripping by a person's hand for cordless manipulation in a hair-regrowth-inhibiting procedure; a light source comprising one or more diode laser bars within the housing; a direct drive electrical circuit within the housing comprising one or more... Agent:

20140171930 - Tissue reinforcing compositions, devices, and methods of use: Methods for manipulating and/or reinforcing tissues are provided. The method includes applying a tissue reinforcement material to at least a portion of tissue to be manipulated and applying energy to one or both of the tissue reinforcement material and the tissue.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140171932 - Ablation probe with tissue sensing configuration: An ablation probe is provided. The ablation probe includes a housing that is configured to couple to a microwave energy source. A shaft extends distally from the housing and includes a radiating section at a distal end thereof. A sensor assembly is operably disposed on the housing and includes a... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171931 - Controller for electrosurgical medical devices: A control unit controls delivery of RF energy generated by an RF generator to a medical device configured to perform a medical procedure. The control unit may be separate from the RF generator, and may have an input that may be attached to an output of the RF generator. The... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140171934 - Disposable electromagnetic energy applicator: A skin treatment apparatus that includes, a disposable electrode carrier with a plurality of voltage-applying dome-shaped elements protruding from the surface of the electrode carrier. Further, the protruding elements are spaced apart in a pattern. The apparatus operates to apply a voltage to at least some of the protruding elements.... Agent: Syneron Medical Ltd

20140171933 - Resonating radio frequency ablation device: The invention relates to methods, systems, and devices for ablating a tumor with heat delivered from a non-ferrous metallic rod having a length adapted to support resonating radio frequency waves along the longitudinal axis of the rod. The tumor ablation may be carried out in an MRI where the radio... Agent:

20140171937 - Electrosurgical instrument & shaft: A shaft (14) is provided for a flexible endoscopic instrument, the shaft including at least one flexible section (20) along the length of the shaft, a distal section (19) located distally of the flexible section, and a proximal section (18) located proximally of the flexible section (20). The distal section... Agent: Gyrus Medical Limited

20140171938 - Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls: An electrosurgical device is configured for connection to a source of electrosurgical energy and includes a housing and an electrical circuit supported within the housing. The electrical circuit is connectable to the source of electrosurgical energy. The electrical circuit is provided with at least one tactile enhancement feature. A controller... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171936 - Irrigated catheter tip with temperature sensor and optic fiber arrays: Apparatus, consisting of an insertion tube having a distal end configured for insertion into proximity with tissue in a body of a patient and containing a lumen having an electrical conductor for conveying electrical energy to the tissue. The apparatus further includes a conductive cap attached to the distal end... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

20140171935 - System and method for voltage and current sensing: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The system includes a radio frequency output stage configured to output at least one radio frequency waveform and a current sensor coupled to the output stage and configured to output a first differentiated signal corresponding to a current of the at least one radio frequency... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171940 - Electrical cutting and vessel sealing jaw members: The present disclosure relates to an end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members and a first electrically conductive cutting plate. The pair of opposing first and second jaw members is movable to cooperatively grasp... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171939 - Resecting device: A resecting device is disclosed. The resecting device comprises: a handle having a jaw trigger slidably engaged with said handle and mechanically engaged with a spring mechanism communicating a biasing force to said jaw trigger; a fixed shaft portion having a first and a second end, wherein said fixed shaft... Agent:

20140171943 - Catheter driver system: An apparatus for performing medical procedures on an anatomical body includes an extension with an element near its distal end to be extended into the body, and a driver that moves the extension axially into the body, and that causes flexure of the distal end of the extension. The movement... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20140171941 - Systems and methods for treating a hollow anatomical structure: A catheter includes multiple primary leads to deliver energy for ligating a hollow anatomical structure. Each of the primary leads includes a resistive element located at the working end of the catheter. Separation is maintained between the leads such that each lead can individually receive power. The catheter can include... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171942 - User interface for tissue ablation system: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for 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 constrained within the lumen of a catheter, and deployed to take on an expanded condition. The... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC

20140171944 - Aparatus and methods for fixating a cranial bone flap with a cranial bone mass: A fixation device for use in securing a cranial bone flap with a cranial bone mass at the location of a burr hole. In one implementation the fixation device includes a closure plate having a substrate with an outer surface and an inner surface and with at least a portion... Agent: Neos Surgery S.l.

20140171945 - Apparatus and method for bone fixation: The various implementations of the present invention provide an improved apparatus for bone reduction and fixation. A flat, substantially rectangular band comprises a wing portion and a plurality of apertures formed in the body of the band. The band provides a mechanism for fixing bones in a desired position by... Agent:

20140171946 - Surgical instrument and method: A surgical instrument comprises a first member including an inner surface defining a passageway and a lock. A second member is disposable within the first passageway. The second member comprises an inner surface defining a passageway and extending between a first end comprising a lock and a second end configured... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140171947 - Systems and methods for cable-based tissue removal: Systems and methods for treating disc herniation include surgical and endoscopic access and removal of disc tissue. The tissue removal devices that may be used include flexible elongate members, such as a cable, that may be inserted into a vertebral disc and rotated to pulverize the disc material and facilitate... Agent: Spine View, Inc.

20140171949 - Linear slide indicator: The present invention provides a linear slide indicator used in connection with a medical device to indicate radial expansion or linear translation of a component within the device. The medical instrument includes a shaft, a handle, an end effector and a linear slide indicator. The shaft extends along a shaft... Agent: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc

20140171948 - System and method for forming a curved tunnel in bone: A drill system for forming a curved tunnel in a bone includes a drill bit guidance device. The drill bit guidance device includes an elongated stationary outer tube extending along a first axis and an elongated inner tube. The elongated inner tube is configured to slidably move within the elongated... Agent: Symmetry Medical New Bedford, Inc

20140171950 - Surgical saw blade: The present invention is directed to a surgical cutting device configured to drive a removable surgical saw blade in oscillating rotation. The saw blade is held within the cutting device at a holding member and a clamping member and removeabley attached to a drive plate.... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20140171951 - Bone rasp apparatus and method: In some examples, an apparatus includes a working surface including at least one material removal member. The material removal member is configured to remove at least some of a first portion of a first material. A protrusion extends outwardly from the working surface. The protrusion extends beyond the at least... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140172030 - Adjustable interbody introducer device and method: Provided is a surgical instrument having an adjustable distal end that can securely engage an interbody for introduction of the interbody into an intervertebral space, can be adjusted before and during the surgical procedure to vary the angle of the distal end of the device and the angle of introduction... Agent:

20140172029 - Methods and devices for portal fixation to the spine: A method and device for attaching a curvilinear access device having a movable top and an expandable working portal to the spine, the attachment including a holding arm assembly, posterior tang, anterior tang and/or a portal fixation pin.... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20140171952 - External tibial mill guide and method of use: A cutting guide includes a jig assembly that is configured to attach to a second surface of a bone. The jig assembly includes a guide block that defines a jig recess and that is configured to be disposed adjacent to the first surface. Also, the cutting guide includes a tool... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20140171953 - Jig for placing a shoulder prosthesis joint implant on a humeral head: The jig is formed based on a three-dimensional reconstruction of the bone elements of the joint from tomodensitometric data; the marking of points on the humerus being used as a basis for the positioning of the considered prosthetic element. The jig includes: a support base cooperating with the humeral head... Agent: Aston Medical

20140171954 - Method and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty: A method for preparing a femur and a tibia for receipt of a partial knee prosthesis. The method includes the following: positioning a femoral engagement member of a femoral drill guide proximate to the femur; positioning a tibial engagement member of the femoral drill guide proximate to the tibia; moving... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140171955 - Pedicle depth measuring apparatus: A pedicle depth measuring apparatus comprises an outer tubular member comprising a first end and a second end. A head member is joined to the second end. The head member comprises a base surface comprising an opening. An inner member is slidable within the outer tubular member. The inner member... Agent:

20140171957 - Control of automated intraocular lens injectors: A system for implanting an intraocular lens in the lens capsule of an eye to treat an ocular condition includes a housing, a plunger, and an electric motor configured to cause longitudinal translation of the plunger. A cartridge mount may accommodate a removable insertion cartridge so that an intraocular lens... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140171956 - Detecting coatings on intraocular lens insertion devices and methods of manufacturing the devices: Methods for detecting a coating on a surface of an intraocular lens delivery device and methods of manufacturing the device are provided. A method includes forming the coating on the device, the coating including a lubricious-enhancing component and a fluorescing component, illuminating the fluorescing component to cause the fluorescing component... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20140171958 - Capture and retrieval device: A device for capture and retrieval of a foreign body having a cavity, from a vessel of a patient, comprises a central shaft, radial balloon support means, radial inflatable balloon means and axial inflatable balloon means. The central shaft has a tip and an axial channel for receiving a guidewire... Agent:

20140171959 - Wearable user interface for use with ocular surgical console: An ocular surgical system includes a surgical console having a fluidics subsystem, an input pedal subsystem, and a phacoemulsification subsystem. It also includes a wearable user interface in communication with the console. The wearable user interface comprising an interface display having a centrally disposed surgical viewing area and having a... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140171960 - Device for preparing an implanted medical apparatus for extraction: A device for preparing an elongated implanted medical apparatus, such as a cardiac lead, for extraction from the body of a patient. The device includes a first handle and a second handle. At least the first handle has a surface for receiving the implanted apparatus therealong. A wire member having... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140171961 - Systems and methods for making and using a tool for steering a paddle lead of an electrical stimulation system: A paddle lead insertion kit includes a paddle lead and an insertion kit. The paddle lead includes a stylet lumen defined in a paddle body. The insertion tool includes a stylet channel defined along the insertion tool. A stylet is disposed in the stylet channel and transitions between a refracted... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140171964 - Medical master/slave type device for minimally invasive surgery: Apparatus for Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) comprising a master device, a slave device, a detector for detecting a parameter of or associated with the slave device, and a shape locking system for locking the shape of the master device in response to a parameter detected by the detector.... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited

20140171963 - Method and device for selective application of a liquid jet: A method for selectively applying a liquid jet onto and/or into human or animal skin is provided. The method includes the steps of detecting and storing a position, orientation and shape of a skin patch to be processed and moving a liquid nozzle over the skin patch. The liquid nozzle... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft-und Raumfahrt E.v.

20140171967 - Proximity-triggered computer-assisted surgery system and method: A computer-assisted surgery system comprises a first surgical device with a tracking unit tracked during a surgical procedure and adapted to perform a first function associated to the surgical procedure. A second surgical device is adapted to perform a second function associated to the surgical procedure. A triggered unit is... Agent: Orthosoft Inc.

20140171962 - Registration and navigation using a three-dimensional tracking sensor: Systems and methods for registration and navigation using a 3D tracking sensor are shown and described. The systems and methods utilize a 3D tracking sensor coupled to a portable surgical element to track a trackable element fixed to an object. The pose of the trackable element is determined based at... Agent: Mako Surgical Corp.

20140171966 - Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor: A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171965 - Wireless communication in a robotic surgical system: In one embodiment, a method of wireless communication in a robotic surgical system comprises providing a carriage link of a robotic manipulator including a printed circuit assembly and a link communication device, positioning a sterile drape over the robotic manipulator, mounting a removable surgical instrument on the carriage link, and... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140171968 - Follicular unit harvesting tools for severing connective tissue and methods of their use: Devices and methods are disclosed which provide for harvesting hair follicular units, including severing any remaining connective tissue strands during the harvesting process, so that the harvested follicular units are retained in the harvesting tool without being damaged. The devices and methods of the present invention are especially useful with... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.

20140171969 - Apparatus and method for concurrently forming a gastroesophageal valve and tightening the lower esophageal sphincter: An apparatus enables concurrent restoration of a gastroesophageal valve and tightening of the lower esophageal sphincter. The apparatus comprises a longitudinal member having a distal end arranged to be received within a stomach, a tissue shaper at the distal end of the longitudinal member that forms a gastroesophageal valve from... Agent:

20140171971 - Cartridge interface for surgical suturing device: A surgical suturing system comprises a shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis between the proximal and distal ends, and receiver on the distal end with a rotary drive. A cartridge is selectively attachable to and detachable from the receiver. The cartridge has a surgical needle,... Agent:

20140171970 - Circular needle applier with articulating and rotating shaft: A surgical suturing device has an elongate shaft has a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis between the proximal and distal ends. An actuator is connected to the proximal end of the elongate shaft. A circular needle applier is on the distal end of the elongate shaft.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171972 - Circular needle applier with offset needle and carrier tracks: A surgical suturing device comprises an arced needle track. An arced needle is positioned in the needle track, the needle having a leading end, a trailing end, a medial face, and a lateral face. A length of suture is connected to the needle. An arced carrier track is spaced from... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171974 - Clamping and ligation device: A clamping and ligation device, comprising a ligation unit (10), a conveying unit (20), a protective sleeve (30), a connecting unit (40), a operation unit (50), and a traction unit (60); the connecting unit (40) connects the conveying unit (20) with the ligation unit (10), and can be disengaged to... Agent:

20140171973 - Living tissue ligation device: A living tissue ligation device, comprising a clamp (10), an operating device (20) and a conveying device (30); the clamp (10) comprising an elastic clip (11) and a tightening tube (12) to receive the elastic clip (11) therein; the operating device (20) comprise a handle (21) and a slider (22)... Agent:

20140171980 - Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer: l

20140171978 - Needle driver and pawl mechanism for circular needle applier: A surgical suturing device comprises a needle having a leading end, a trailing end, an arced body between the leading and trailing ends, and two steps located at antipodal positions on the body. A length of suture is connected to the needle. A needle driver reciprocates at least 180 degrees... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171977 - Pawl mechanism in circular needle applier: A surgical suturing device comprises a needle having a leading end, a trailing end, and an arced body between the leading and trailing ends. A length of suture is connected to the needle. A needle driver is adapted to engage and rotate the needle in a circular path in a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171979 - Surgical needle with steps and flats: A surgical needle for use in a circular needle applier comprises a distal leading end, a proximal trailing end, and an arced body between the leading and trailing ends. The body has a medial face and a lateral face. A first step on the body is adapted to be engaged... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171975 - Suturing device with reusable shaft and disposable cartridge: A surgical suturing system comprises a reusable shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end has a receiver and a rotary drive. A reusable actuator is connected to the proximal end of the shaft. A disposable cartridge is adapted to be attached to and detached from... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171976 - Transmission for driving circular needle: A surgical suturing device comprises an arced needle track, an arced needle positioned in the needle track, and a length of suture connected to needle. A reciprocating needle driver is operative to engage and move the needle in the needle track. A rotary input rotates about an axis. A link... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171981 - Port closure device: The present invention provides devices for safely closing an opening in tissue using suture. In one embodiment, the device includes an elongated main body constructed to permit visualization longitudinally through the main body from the proximal end to the distal end, the distal end defining a support surface to support... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140171984 - Clip for repair of cardiac valve: A clip (100, 200, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200) for repairing a cardiac valve includes an elongated body (102, 202, 902, 1132, 1202, 1302) and a locking mechanism (110, 1110, 1210, 1310). The elongated body has first and second ends and is adapted to change between an open condition and a... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc

20140171982 - Systems and methods for connecting tissue patches: A system for connecting mesh laproscopically is provided. The system includes a first patch, a second patch and connection means for joining the first and second patches. Each of the first and second patches includes a base and plurality of loops extending along at least a portion of a periphery... Agent:

20140171983 - Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith: The present disclosure relates to a soft tissue graft anchor. The anchor includes a plurality of prongs, each prong including a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the prongs are coupled at their distal ends to form an inner cavity having an opening, at least one of the prongs... Agent:

20140171985 - Stapler for mucosectomy: The head of a stapler for mucosectomy comprises an external goblet-shaped body (1) wherein an internal goblet-shaped body (2) is concentrically and slidingly located, at the edge of which a circular blade (3) is fixed. The internal goblet-shaped body (2) is provided with a central hole (5) wherein a rod... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140171986 - Surgical clip having comliant portion: A clip is provided that can be used for ligating tissue, such as vessels, other tubular ducts, and the like. The clip has opposed first and second leg members having proximal and distal ends. The proximal end of each leg member is connected by an apex. The clip has a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140171987 - Cutter for tissue-removing catheter: A rotatable cutter for a tissue-removing catheter includes a central hub, flutes spaced apart from one another around the circumference of the central hub, and arcuate cutting members. Each cutting member includes an arcuate cutting edge extending along an arc length of the cutting member for cutting tissue as the... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171988 - 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.

20140171989 - Methods and appartus for crossing occlusions in blood vessels: This disclosure is directed to a device for facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The device includes an intravascular device including a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end. The device includes a handle assembly fixed about the proximal end... Agent: Bridgepoint Medical, Inc.

20140171990 - Gas pressure monitor for pneumatic surgical machine: A gas pressure monitor system for a pneumatically-powered surgical machine includes a first transducer, a second transducer, and a controller. The first transducer is located upstream from a filter and is configured to read a first pressure of a gas before the gas enters the filter. The second transducer is... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140171992 - Surgical apparatus including a hand-activated, cable assembly and method of using same: A surgical apparatus and method according to which a cable assembly is connected to a handpiece and includes a sensing element, and a member adapted to move relative to the sensing element to control the operation of a motor in the handpiece.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140171991 - Vitrectomy surgical apparatus with cut timing based on pressures encountered: A vitrectomy apparatus is provided, including a pressure source, a cut valve connected to the pressure source, the cut valve configured to be turned on and off to provide pressure to selectively extend and retract a vitrectomy cutting device, a sensor configured to sense pressure provided from the cut valve,... Agent:

20140171995 - Vitrectomy probe with integral valve: A vitrectomy apparatus for performing an ocular surgery may include a vitrectomy probe body graspable by a user and a cutter extending from the body and comprising an inner tube and an outer tube. The inner tube may be moveable relative to the outer tube. The apparatus also may include... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140171994 - Vitrectomy surgical apparatus: A vitrectomy apparatus is provided, including a pressure source, a cut valve connected to the pressure source, the cut valve configured to be turned on and off to provide pressure to selectively extend and retract a vitrectomy cutting device, a sensor configured to sense pressure provided from the cut valve,... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20140171993 - Vitrectomy surgical apparatus with regulating of material processed: A vitrectomy apparatus is provided, including a pressure source, a cut valve connected to the pressure source, the cut valve configured to be turned on and off to provide pressure to selectively extend and retract a vitrectomy cutting device, a sensor configured to sense pressure provided from the cut valve,... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20140171996 - Burst mode vitrectomy system: A vitrectomy surgical system includes a vitrectomy probe having a cutting portion comprising an inner tube, an outer tube, and an aspiration port. The inner tube may be movable relative to the outer tube to cut vitreous fibers. The system also includes a controller associated with the vitrectomy probe and... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140171998 - Device for treatments of endoscopic resection/ removal of tissues: Device for treatments of endoscopic resection/removal of tissues including: a handpiece; an outer tubular element extending along a longitudinal axis including a proximal end, a distal end and a cutting opening at the distal end; an inner tubular element rotatably accommodated in the outer tubular element; the inner tubular element... Agent: Frii Sa

20140171997 - Multi-port vitrectomy probe with dual cutting edges: A vitrectomy probe includes a hand-graspable body and an external tube extending from the hand-graspable body and sized to penetrate an eye of a patient during an ocular surgery. In an aspect, the external tube includes a closed end and a plurality of ports sized to receive vitreous material. In... Agent:

20140171999 - Surgical instrument insert and surgical instrument system: A retaining member for a surgical instrument insert is described. The instrument insert includes a retaining member which is free to move along the shaft before the insert is attached to the handle. The retaining member comprises a resilient member integrally formed with the retaining member. The resilient member can... Agent: Surgical Innovations Limited

20140172000 - Device to aid in the deployment of a shape memory instrument: A system is configured to create or enlarge a cavity in a tissue body and generally includes a cannula, a friction reduction covering, and a cavity creation member. The cavity creation member includes an end portion that is configured to transition between a first shape and a second shape that... Agent:

20140172002 - Directional sequential dilation system with neuro monitoring: A directional sequential dilation system includes a dilation tube assembly having a plurality of cylindrical, nesting directional dilation tubes including an initial cylindrical dilation tube that provides a passage for neuro-monitoring. Subsequent cylindrical directional dilation tubes sequentially increase in size including the increase in diameter. Each tube is configured to... Agent:

20140172001 - Two-stage deployment aneurysm embolization devices: Embolic implants, delivery systems and methods of manufacture and delivery are disclosed. The subject implants are deployed in two stages. If sized properly as observed in the first stage, they are deployed to the second stage and detached. If not sized properly in/at the first stage, the implants are designed... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140172003 - Threaded balloon catheter seal field of disclosure: The present disclosure provides devices and methods directed towards threadably coupling a balloon and a tube member to assemble a catheter assembly. For example, in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure, an improved catheter assembly comprises a tube member, having a first end and a second end with... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172007 - Apparatus and method for the delivery of an intravascular filter: A delivery apparatus for introducing an intravascular filter into a body vessel of a patient includes a sheath defining a lumen, an intravascular filter positioned in the lumen, an ultrasound transducer positioned to the application side of the intravascular filter, a guide wire cannula and a tip located at an... Agent:

20140172008 - Apparatus and method for the retrieval of an intravascular filter: A retrieval apparatus for removing an intravascular filter from a body vessel of a patient includes an outer sheath defining an outer lumen, an inner sheath defining an inner lumen wherein the inner sheath is positioned within the outer lumen, a retrieval member positioned in the inner lumen, an ultrasound... Agent:

20140172004 - Assembly and method for left atrial appendage occlusion: An assembly and method for performing the occlusion of the left atrial appendage including a delivery instrument being positioned in communicating relation with the interior of the left atrial appendage and disposing a distal end portion of the delivery instrument in covering relation to the entrance thereof. Occlusion material is... Agent:

20140172005 - Assembly and method for left atrial appendage occlusion: An assembly and method for performing the occlusion of the left atrial appendage including a delivery instrument being positioned in communicating relation with the interior of the left atrial appendage and disposing a distal end portion of the delivery instrument in covering relation to the entrance thereof. Occlusion material is... Agent:

20140172006 - System for facilitating transcatheter aortic valve procedures using femoral access: A device for facilitating use of instruments disposed through an aortic arch includes an embolic deflector having a first surface positionable in contact with a wall of an aortic arch such that a porous barrier portion of the embolic deflector covers ostia of at least the brachiocephalic and left common... Agent:

20140172009 - Device with deflectable distal end and related methods of use: A deflecting method and deflecting apparatus allows the distal end of device, for example an endoscopic medical device, to be remotely and adjustably deflected from a straight configuration to a deflected configuration. Manipulating a proximal handle causes the deflection, controls actuation of an end effector assembly on the distal end,... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140172010 - Fine membrane forceps with integral scraping feature: Membrane forceps for performing an ILM or ERM peel procedure include a handle, a tube extending from the handle, and forceps jaws extending from the tube. The forceps jaws may be configured to grasp an ILM or ERM, and may include an outer surface having a roughened surface. The roughened... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140172014 - Cranial base implant device: A device for closing a hole in a sphenoid bone that acts as a barrier between a sella turcica and a sphenoid sinus is disclosed. The device includes a cap and a stem. The cap is formed of a deformable material. The cap includes a contact surface and an upper... Agent:

20140172011 - Devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening: A medical system for treating an internal tissue opening can include a closure device and associated delivery device. The closure device can include a body portion operatively associated with a first anchor and a second anchor. The body portion can include a plurality of segments defining a multi-cellular structure. The... Agent: Coherex Medical, Inc.

20140172012 - Vascular closure device suture tension mechanism: Systems and methods for sealing an opening in a wall within the body of a patient are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system has an elongated body coupled to a vascular closure device and a resisting member, the elongated body having a high resistance portion and a low resistance portion... Agent:

20140172013 - Vascular closure devices: A vascular closure device is formed of bioresorbable materials that decompose in vivo at different rates.... Agent: Ecd Medical

20140172015 - Surgical needle with formed steps: A surgical needle for use in a circular needle applier comprises a leading end, a trailing end, and an arced body between the leading and trailing ends. The body has a medial face and a lateral face. A plurality of steps on the body are adapted to be engaged by... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140172016 - Surgical instrument: The present invention relates to a surgical anchor delivery system (10) including a delivery device (11) having a shaft (14) and a handle (13), an advancer (15) for advancing a surgical anchor (12) distally along the shaft (14); and a plurality of surgical anchors (12) loaded upon the shaft (14).... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140172017 - Apparatus and devices for percutaneously extending an existing spinal construct: Apparatus and devices for adding an additional spinal construct in a patient are disclosed. In one arrangement the additional spinal construct extends an existing spinal construct ipsilaterally with an inline rod connector in a minimally invasive or preferably, percutaneous procedure. In another arrangement, the ipsilateral extension of an existing spinal... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.

20140172018 - Low profile dual locking fixation system and offset anchor member: A coupling device for securing an elongate member to the spine is provided. The coupling device comprises a compressible inner member that secures an anchor member therein when the inner member is axially shifted within an outer member. The elongate member is retained within the device by an axially inserted... Agent:

20140172019 - Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries: A device for use as a portal in percutaneous minimally invasive surgery performed within a patient's body cavity includes a first elongated hollow tube having a length adjusted with a self-contained mechanism. The first elongated tube includes an inner hollow tube and an outer hollow tube and the inner tube... Agent: Stryker Spine

20140172020 - Bone plate for plate osteosynthesis and method for use thereof: A bone plate and method for use thereof affords use of at least two surgical approaches to attach the bone plate to a fractured bone to facilitate reduction and repair thereof. The bone plate includes two domains extending in different directions from a transition zone. The directions in which each... Agent:

20140172021 - Bone plate with pre-assembled drill guide tips: Removable drill guide tips are provided for simultaneous assembly relative to the holes of a bone plate. The drill guide tips are used as a guide for a drill bit without any additional extension and then removed with a tool to allow insertion of a screw within the same hole... Agent: Biomet C.v.

20140172022 - Orthopedic plate blocking assembly: In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an orthopedic plate blocking assembly that can be used for the fixation or fastening of an orthopedic plate to bone tissue. In particular, the present invention, in one embodiment, provides an orthopedic plate having a plurality of cavities where each cavity is... Agent:

20140172023 - Pedicle screw assembly: A pedicle screw assembly includes a fixation element, a coupling element, a bottom saddle, and a compression nut. The fixation element is adapted to engage a bone having a head portion and a shank portion. The coupling element includes an internal bore sized to receive the shank portion, a seat... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20140172024 - Minimal incision removable bone screw, driver, and method of use: A surgical bone screw 1) and driver (31), and a method for using them for repairing an osteotomy or fracture. The screw has a shaft having a head (5) at its proximal end, screw threads (3) at its distal end and a compression member (7) between the head and the... Agent:

20140172025 - Vertebral screw arrangement with locking pin: Techniques for anterior partial transpedicular stabilization are disclosed. The techniques may be realized as a vertebral stabilization assembly including a first vertebral screw having a shaft with a first end, a threaded portion, and an engaging portion, and a second vertebral screw having a shaft with a first end, a... Agent:

20140172026 - Dynamic bone anchor and method of manufacturing a dynamic bone anchor: a longitudinal core member being at least partially provided in the tubular body and having a first portion (23, 23′, 23″; 3, 3″) that is not connected to the anchor member such that the anchor member is movable relative thereto and a second portion (25, 22a) that is connected to... Agent:

20140172027 - Dynamic bone anchor and method of manufacturing the same: a longitudinal core member (2, 2′, 2″, 2″′) being at least partially provided in the tubular section (13) and being connected to the anchor member at a second portion (22a) of the core member and having a first portion (21a) that is not connected to the anchor member and that... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140172028 - Surface treatment process for implantable medical device: A surface treatment process for improving the hydrophilicity of at least part of an implantable medical device. The process comprises applying to the surface of the implantable medical device a solution of a non-ionic substance having at least one polar covalently-bonded group and drying the implantable medical device to form... Agent: Neoss Limited

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