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Surgery

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05/14/2015 > 119 patent applications in 64 patent subcategories.

20150133899 - Laser scanner apparatus and method: An apparatus for ophthalmic procedures contains a source of aiming and treatment laser beams, folded mirrors and lens arrays to cause the formation of a static pupil on a delivery mirror for observation and treatment by an operator of the apparatus.... Agent:

20150133900 - Accommodation compensation systems and methods: Methods and systems for obtaining an ocular aberration measurement of an eye of a patient are provided. Exemplary techniques involve obtaining a first induced metric for the eye that corresponds to a first accommodation state of the eye, obtaining a second induced metric for the eye that corresponds to a... Agent:

20150133901 - Corneal vitrification, methods and devices to produce corneal vitrification and methods of use thereof: The invention includes: a new composition of matter (a composite comprising a naturally occurring in vivo cornea in an in situ eye together with at least one volume of vitrified non-naturally occurring corneal stromal tissue formed within the naturally occurring corneal stromal tissue) wherein the vitrified tissue is modified in... Agent:

20150133902 - Ophthalmological laser system and operating method: A polarization beam splitter selectively decouples detection light onto a detector such that it has a polarization direction that differs from the emitted illumination light. This enables the detection of the light scattered back in the eye lens at a high level of accuracy, since stray light from reflections at... Agent:

20150133903 - Shaver: A shaver is disclosed that comprises a handle (12) and a cutting head (13) that are arranged to move relative to each other via a rotational and/or translational axis (16,17). This movement facilitates skin contour following during shaving to achieve a close cut. The handle (12) comprises a laser source... Agent:

20150133904 - Devices and methods for photodynamically modulating neural function in a human: Devices and methods for therapeutic photodynamic modulation of neural function in a human. One embodiment of a method in accordance with the technology includes administering a photosensitizer to a human, wherein the photosensitizer preferentially accumulates at nerves proximate a blood vessel compared to non-neural tissue of the blood vessel. The... Agent:

20150133905 - Plaque stabilization using cryoenergy: There is provided a method of supplying cryoenergy to a plaque within a blood vessel. The method comprises expanding an expandable membrane of a catheter apparatus with a pressure of less than 5 ATM (507 kPa), the catheter apparatus having been placed in thermal contact with the plaque within the... Agent:

20150133906 - Skin treatment method and apparatus: A method of treating a skin tissue area (3) having a skin surface (5) is provided. The method comprises the steps of: deforming the skin tissue area into a deformed shape comprising a plurality of folds (17) in the skin tissue area; arranging radiofrequency electrodes (13) in contact with the... Agent:

20150133907 - Integrated suture and cauterization: A system and method for inhibiting bleeding during surgical wound closure is provided. As the surgical wound created as part of surgery is closed by a suture and needle, energy is applied to the needle causing bleeding tissue to cauterize thus inhibiting at least some of the bleeding that invariably... Agent:

20150133908 - Choked dielectric loaded tip dipole microwave antenna: A microwave antenna assembly is disclosed. The antenna assembly includes a feedline having an inner conductor, an outer conductor and an inner insulator disposed therebetween. A radiating portion is also included having an unbalanced dipole antenna including a proximal portion and a distal portion that are of different lengths. The... Agent:

20150133909 - Energy delivery systems and uses thereof: The present invention relates to comprehensive systems, devices and methods for delivering energy to tissue for a wide variety of applications, including medical procedures (e.g., tissue ablation, resection, cautery, vascular thrombosis, treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and dysrhythmias, electrosurgery, tissue harvest, etc.). In certain embodiments, systems, devices, and methods are provided... Agent:

20150133910 - System and method for ablation procedure monitoring using electrodes: A microwave ablation system includes an antenna assembly configured to deliver microwave energy from a power source to tissue. One or more electrodes are disposed on the antenna assembly and are configured to be positioned relative to tissue upon insertion of the antenna assembly into tissue. The one or more... Agent:

20150133911 - Fibroid ablation positioning device and methods: A method of treating a patient with a bioelectrical system is provided. The method may include inserting a probe into a first position in an anatomy of the patient, the system being provided with a plurality of electrodes; energizing a first electrode of the plurality of electrodes with a measurement... Agent:

20150133914 - High resolution electrophysiology catheter: An electrophysiology medical probes, which may be incorporated into a system and used to perform an electrophysiology procedure, is provided. The medical probe comprises an elongated member (e.g., a flexible elongated member), and a metallic electrode mounted to the distal end of the elongated member. In one embodiment, the metallic... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150133912 - Surgical device with improved mains module: A surgical device having a step-up converter, a power supply unit and a control arrangement. The step-up converter converts a mains AC voltage to an intermediate circuit voltage and energizes a DC intermediate circuit. The power supply unit includes an inverter connected to the intermediate circuit. The power supply unit... Agent: Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh

20150133913 - System and method for power supply noise reduction: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator, a power source configured to deliver power to at least one load connected to the generator, a master configured to generate an initial pulse, and a plurality of slaves connected in series to the master. The initial pulse cooperates with a first floating... Agent:

20150133920 - Ablation probe with fluid-based acoustic coupling for ultrasonic tissue imaging: Devices and systems for ultrasonically imaging tissue and performing ablation therapy are disclosed. An ablation probe for treating and imaging body tissue includes an ablation electrode tip with a number of acoustic openings and a plurality of ultrasonic imaging sensors disposed within an interior lumen of the tip. The ultrasonic... Agent:

20150133919 - Catheter for circumferential ablation at or near a pulmonary vein: A catheter has a three-dimensional, hollow ablation assembly that carries at least one ribbon electrode for circumferential ablation. In one embodiment, the assembly has a free-form framework that is constructed of multiple tensile members or wires that are interwoven such that the length of the framework increases while the circumference... Agent:

20150133917 - Device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease: A device for treating a tissue region at or near a lower esophageal sphincter to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease including a flexible tube having a plurality of arrays of first and second lumens, a proximal base, a distal hub, a plurality of radially spaced slits formed between the proximal base... Agent: Mederi Therapeutics, Inc.

20150133915 - Electrosurgical devices: In various embodiments, a surgical instrument is disclosed. In one embodiment, the surgical instrument comprises a handle, a shaft assembly extending distally from the handle; and an end effector coupled to a distal end of the shaft assembly. The end effector comprises a jaw assembly having a proximal end and... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20150133916 - Overlapping bipolar electrode for high-frequency heat treatment: The present invention relates to a bipolar electrode, and more particularly, to an electrode for high-frequency heat treatment capable of cauterizing and necrotizing lesions by heating the lesions, such as a cancer tissue of a body organ, with a high frequency, in particular, an overlapping bipolar electrode for high-frequency heat... Agent:

20150133918 - Percutaneous catheter-based arterial denervation with integral emobolic filter: A neuromodulation device having means for selective denervation of nerves in a selected portions of a blood vessel; and an embolic filter mounted to the catheter shaft at a location distal to the catheter balloon. Thus the filter can be down-stream from the blockage and can be properly positioned to... Agent:

20150133922 - Apparatus and method for tubeset with drive axle: A device comprising: a handpiece having one or more attachment ports; a tubeset having one or more attachment features for connecting the tubeset to the one or more attachment ports in the handpiece; a removable tip having an attachment arm for attaching to the one or more attachment ports in... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc. D.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America

20150133921 - Electrosurgical devices: In one embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises a handle assembly. The handle assembly comprises a closure trigger defining an energy button hole, an energy button located within the energy button hole, and a firing trigger. A shaft assembly is coupled to the handle assembly and comprises an outer tube, a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20150133923 - Electrosurgical colpotomy device: A bipolar electrosurgical colpotomy device includes a colpotomy cup and a tissue containment bag. The colpotomy cup includes a first electrode located adjacent to a rim of the cup, the rim being configured to contact an internal surface of a patient's cervico-vaginal junction. The tissue containment bag includes an opening... Agent:

20150133924 - Handle and power cord assemblies for bipolar electrosurgical devices: Bipolar electrosurgical devices may include a handle assembly configured to control movement of components of the electrosurgical device to perform an electrosurgical procedure and a power cord assembly configured to electrically connect the bipolar electrosurgical device with a power source. For bipolar sphincterotomes, an active portion of the handle assembly... Agent:

20150133926 - Excising endocap: An endoscopic endocap for excising a target portion of a native tissue from a remaining portion of the native tissue during a surgical procedure includes an annular main body. The main body has a proximal end and an oppositely disposed distal end. The distal end includes an extension that protrudes... Agent:

20150133925 - One-piece stent implanter: A one-piece stent implanter comprises a front handle and a rear handle; the front end of the front handle is provided with an outer pipe whose top is flexibly connected with a cautery tip, the outer pipe is internally provided with a middle pipe and a stent; the rear handle... Agent: Siyu Sun

20150133927 - Combined cauterization and stent operation device: The invention relates to a stent provided with cauterization system. A stent operating apparatus in which a stent moves to a lesion of a tubular tissue through a plurality of pipe members and performs an operation includes: a bipolar electrode for cauterization configured to be disposed at an operation end... Agent: Taewoong Medical Co. Ltd

20150133929 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly including first and second jaw members. One or both of the jaw members is moveable relative to the other between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween. One or both of the jaw members includes a jaw frame including... Agent:

20150133930 - Surgical instrument with stamped double-flag jaws and actuation mechanism: A surgical instrument includes a housing that supports an elongated shaft. A selectively movable drive rod extends through the elongated shaft and carries a cam pin in a longitudinal direction. An end effector for surgically treating tissue is supported by the elongated shaft and includes upper and lower jaw members... Agent:

20150133928 - Surgical instruments including 3d injection molded electrical circuits and connections: An end effector assembly includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The first and second jaw members are operably movable relative to one another between an open position and a clamped position. The first and second jaw members each include an electrically conductive plate. The electrically conductive... Agent:

20150133931 - Electrosurgical instrument with a knife blade lockout mechanism: An electrosurgical forceps is provided with a shaft that extends from a housing of the electrosurgical forceps. An end effector assembly operably coupled to the shaft includes a pair of first and second jaw members. One or both of the first and second jaw members is movable from an open... Agent:

20150133932 - Electrosurgical instrument with a knife blade stop: An electrosurgical forceps is provided with a shaft that extends from a housing of the electrosurgical forceps. An end effector assembly operably coupled to a distal end of the shaft includes a pair of first and second jaw members one of which being movable from an open configuration for positioning... Agent:

20150133933 - Rod coupler with variable ankle position: The rod coupler according to the present invention comprises two clamping jaws and locking means for locking said clamping jaws against one another. Each clamping jaw comprises an outside surface and a clamping surface, the latter providing at least a first and a second groove. Each groove runs laterally from... Agent: Stryker Trauma Sa

20150133934 - Implant: A method of manufacture of an at least partially bioresorbable implant, the method comprising the steps of: providing an at least partially bioresorbable precursor containing a polymeric material; and forming an implant by forging the precursor. An at least partially bioresorbable forged implant containing a polymeric material.... Agent:

20150133936 - Intraosseous intramedullary fixation assembly and method of use: An intramedullary assembly for intraosseous bone fusion includes a lag screw member and a tapered screw member. The lag screw member includes a first elongated body, where the first elongated body includes a first threaded portion at a first end and a bulbous portion at a second end. The tapered... Agent: Extremity Medical L.L.C.

20150133935 - System and method for treating a fractured bone: A system for treating a fracture of a bone with an intramedullary canal. A first implant has a body with an elongate intramedullary portion and a paddle having a surface to engage the bone. The intramedullary portion has a length between first and second lengthwise ends and can be directed... Agent:

20150133937 - Bone affixing apparatus and method for using thereof: A bone affixing apparatus including a substantially hollowed shaft for being inserted into the bone, at least one projectable element disposed within the shaft, and a first mechanism for projecting prongs of the at least one projectable element out of shaft into a tissue of the bone, thereby eliminating breaching... Agent:

20150133938 - Fixing device for fixing the fracture ends of the bones in a bone fracture, and tensioning element, angle clamping sleeve and corresponding method: The invention proposes a fixing device for fixing the fracture ends of bones in a bone fracture comprising at least two tensioning elements (2a, 2b), each of which has a contoured body that is hollow when viewed from above, has a circumferential wall (4) and two face sided receiving sections... Agent:

20150133939 - Grooved crimp with a set screw: A device for binding a cable about a fractured bone to stabilize a fracture includes a slot including a distal opening sized to receive an enlarged end of a cable and a proximal opening sized to permit the cable to slide therethrough while preventing the enlarged end from passing therethough... Agent:

20150133940 - Staples for generating and applying compression within a body: A staple comprising: a bridge configured to be elastically stretchable; a first leg connected to said bridge and configured to be elastically bendable; and a second leg connected to said bridge and configured to be elastically bendable; said first and second legs being connected to said bridge so that they... Agent:

20150133942 - Arthroplasty instruments and associated method: A method of performing arthroplasty includes preparing a head of a long bone to receive a prosthesis using a reamer. The reamer includes a first cutting structure having an inner concave surface that defines a first cavity and terminates in a generally circular leading edge. The inner concave surface includes... Agent:

20150133941 - Drill pin for fixation of ligaments using button/loop construct: A reconstruction system for ligament employing a button/loop construct with a drill pin. The drill pin has a shaft with a proximal and a distal end. A pin tip provided at the distal end of the shaft has a width greater than the shaft diameter. The pin tip helps cut... Agent:

20150134017 - Methods and devices for validating the position of patient-specific devices: The present invention relates to methods for validating the correct position of a patient-specific device on a chosen anatomy of the human body as well as such patient-specific devices. More specifically, the devices are provided with a fitting tool which allows in alignment of the patient-specific device with one or... Agent:

20150133943 - Resection guide and method of positioning: A bone resection guide, which includes a profiling guide. The profiling guide includes a first planar bone contact surface, a first guide surface and at least one outline corresponding to at least a portion of a first implant.... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20150133945 - Handheld tracking system and devices for aligning implant systems during surgery: The present invention discloses handheld tracking systems and devices comprising of at least one handheld tracking device for intra-operative aligning or positioning of surgical implant systems and instruments with reference to the anatomy of a patient. The handheld tracking system further comprises of at least one trackable element. The handheld... Agent:

20150133944 - Orthopaedic bone depth gauge and method: A bone depth gauge having a distal handle to which a tip is releasably connected. The tip is formed by photochemical machining to produce a tip and hook on the distal end with an approximate hexagonal cross section. The manufacturing costs of the tip are low enough to provide it... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC.

20150133946 - Intraocular shunt inserter: An inserter for treating glaucoma can comprise a housing, a needle, a plunger, a slider component, and a drive component. The drive component is disposed within a cavity of the housing and rotatable within the cavity to result in movement along a longitudinal axis of the inserter to the needle... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20150133947 - Vaginal cuff closure tool and method: An apparatus includes a hollow sleeve member with an open interior section and a sleeve proximal and a sleeve distal end. Two or more probes are disposed within the open interior section and extending beyond the sleeve distal end when in a deployed position. Distal ends of the probes have... Agent:

20150133948 - Method for removing kidney stones: A method for removing a kidney stone from a ureter may involve: advancing a distal end of an elongate, flexible kidney stone removal device into the ureter to a location near the kidney stone; advancing an expandable stone retention member out of an inner shaft of the device; visualizing at... Agent:

20150133949 - Devices and methods for removal of calculus: Devices and methods for removal of calculus (including for example, kidney stones) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device for removal of kidney stones includes a substantially sealable pouch that can be inserted into the kidney for capturing a kidney stone. The pouch is also designed to permit fragmentation of... Agent:

20150133950 - Feedback dependent lithotripsy energy delivery: A lithotripter is provided that includes a lithotripsy apparatus for treatment of a urinary tract stone by fragmentation. The lithotripsy apparatus includes a lithotripsy wave guide shaft configured to transmit an energy form to at least one urinary tract stone. The lithotripter includes a sensing device configured to provide signal... Agent:

20150133953 - Extravascular implant tools with open sheath and implant techniques utilizing such tools: Implant tools and techniques for implantation of a medical lead, catheter or other implantable component are provided. The implant tools and techniques are particularly useful in implanting medical electrical leads in extravascular locations, including subcutaneous locations. An example implant tool for implanting a medical lead includes a rod having a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150133956 - Implant and delivery system for neural stimulator: Apparatus is described, the apparatus including an oral surgical guide. The oral surgical guide includes an arch portion configured to be placed on a dental arch of a subject; and an extension portion extending from the arch portion, and shaped to define a guide hole. Other applications are also described.... Agent:

20150133954 - Implant tools with attachment feature and multi-positional sheath and implant techniques utilizing such tools: Implant tools and techniques for implantation of a medical lead, catheter or other implantable component are provided. The implant tools and techniques are particularly useful in implanting medical electrical leads in extravascular locations, including subcutaneous locations. An example implant tool for implanting a medical lead includes a rod and a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150133955 - Medical leads having a distal body and an openly coiled filar: Medical leads have one or more openly coiled filars and a distal body coupled to the openly coiled filars. The openly coiled filars provide a lead with compliance and elasticity while the distal body provides the firmness needed for placement and support of the electrodes. The openly coiled filars may... Agent:

20150133952 - Open channel implant tools and implant techniques utilizing such tools: Implant tools and techniques for implantation of a medical lead, catheter or other component are provided. The implant tools and techniques are particularly useful in implanting medical electrical leads in extravascular locations, including subcutaneous locations. An implant tool for implanting a medical lead may include a handle and a shaft... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150133951 - Open channel implant tools having an attachment feature and implant techniques utilizing such tools: Implant tools and techniques for implantation of a medical lead, catheter or other component are provided. The implant tools and techniques are particularly useful in implanting medical electrical leads in extravascular locations, including subcutaneous locations. An implant tool for implanting a medical lead may include a shaft having a proximal... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150133959 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus includes a bendably deformable portion, a deforming-force-transmitting mechanism that is connected to a part of the bendably deformable portion, and an operation portion that applies a deforming force or a shape retaining force to the bendably deformable portion by controlling a tension applied to the deforming-force-transmitting mechanism.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150133957 - Medical device adapter with wrist mechanism: A surgical device adapter for coupling an end effector to a surgical device is disclosed. The surgical device adapter includes: a proximal joint housing including a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal joint housing couplable at the proximal end thereof to the surgical device; a middle joint housing... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150133958 - Repositionable medical instrument support systems, devices, and methods: The disclosure herein provides repositionable medical instrument support systems, devices, and methods. A repositionable medical instrument support system comprises a frame for rigidly connecting the system to a patient support, a ball and socket joint configured to provide three degrees of rotational freedom, a frame mounting arm configured to releasably... Agent:

20150133963 - Robotic instrument system: A robotic instrument system includes a master input device and an instrument driver in communication with the controller, the instrument driver having a guide instrument interface including one or more guide instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the master input device, for manipulating... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20150133960 - Robotic surgery system: One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one... Agent:

20150133961 - Robotic surgical apparatus and fluid ejecting apparatus for robotic surgical apparatus: A robotic surgical apparatus including a robot arm portion, an operation portion that receives an input by a user, and a tool control portion configured to operate the robot arm portion based on the input which the operation portion receives from a user. The robotic surgical apparatus includes a fluid... Agent:

20150133962 - Systems and methods for harvesting, storing, and implanting hair grafts: A system and method for harvesting, storing, and implanting biological units, in particular hair follicular units (FUs). The system is particularly useful to facilitate hair transplant procedures. The system may comprise an implanting tool, a cartridge with a plurality of receptacles for biological units and one or more control mechanisms.... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.

20150133965 - Methods and apparatus for surgical fastening: A surgical fastener deployment system may include a plurality of coil fasteners having a head and coil body. In one embodiment, the head may be larger in diameter than the coil body. The fasteners may also be mounted on a guide rod or mandrel that passes through a through-hole of... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20150133964 - Surgical fasteners and associated deployment devices: A surgical fastener and a related deployment device as well as their methods of use are disclosed. In one embodiment, the deployment device includes one or more surgical fasteners including a head and a distally extending coil body attached to the head. The head includes a through hole with an... Agent:

20150133966 - Surgical fastener deployment system: A deployment device and an associated surgical fastener as well as their methods of use are disclosed. In one embodiment, the deployment device includes a restraining mechanism constructed and arranged to temporarily limiting movement of a surgical fastener back span. The surgical fastener includes two legs extending in a distal... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20150133967 - Elongate needle cartridge: A needle cartridge is adapted to be attached to a receiver on a surgical suturing device. The cartridge comprises a body having a length, a width, and a height. The length is at least twice the width, and the width is less than 3.5 times the height. The cartridge comprises... Agent:

20150133968 - Suturing device for laparoscopic procedures: A suturing device includes an elongated body having an outer wall defining an interior space of the body, a shaft located in the interior space, and a needle mounted on a distal end of the shaft. The needle has a distal section transverse to a longitudinal axis of the shaft.... Agent:

20150133969 - Surgical fastener: Various embodiments of a non-deforming surgical fastener are discussed. In one embodiment, the fastener includes two legs and a backspan extending between the two legs. The fastener also includes a backspan thickness that is adapted to reduce the pressure and/or increase the holding strength applied to underlying materials. The non-deforming... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20150133970 - Surgical fastener: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a head attached to the coil body. The head may include at least one external... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20150133971 - Surgical fastener: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a separate head that is attached to the coil body. The head may include an... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20150133972 - Surgical fastener: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a separate head that is attached to the coil body. The head may include two... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20150133978 - Devices and methods for modifying veins and other bodily vessels: The present disclosure provides, in certain aspects, unique products and methods for abrading or otherwise disrupting an interior surface of a bodily a vessel. In some forms, these products and methods further incorporate the use of one or more occluding members to be deployed in the bodily vessel in and/or... Agent:

20150133977 - Devices, systems, and methods for cutting and removing occlusive material from a body lumen: A vascular device is provided having a catheter body and a rotatable cutter assembly located at the distal end of the catheter body. The cutter assembly has at least one helical cutting surface within a housing that is coupled by a torque shaft to a drive mechanism. A conveyor mechanism... Agent:

20150133974 - Rotational atherectomy device with exchangeable drive shaft and meshing gears: An atherectomy device with an exchangeable drive shaft is disclosed, having a drive shaft gear at a distal end of the exchangeable drive shaft for meshing engagement with a prime mover gear on the output shaft of the prime mover. The exchangeable drive shaft is inserted into an opening at... Agent:

20150133975 - Rotational atherectomy device with exchangeable drive shaft and meshing gears: An atherectomy device with an exchangeable drive shaft is disclosed, having a drive shaft gear at a distal end of the exchangeable drive shaft for meshing engagement with a prime mover gear on the output shaft of the prime mover. The exchangeable drive shaft is inserted into an opening at... Agent:

20150133976 - Rotational atherectomy device with exchangeable drive shaft and meshing gears: An atherectomy device with an exchangeable drive shaft is disclosed, having a drive shaft gear at a distal end of the exchangeable drive shaft for meshing engagement with a prime mover gear on the output shaft of the prime mover. The exchangeable drive shaft is inserted into an opening at... Agent:

20150133973 - Thrombectomy catheter with flow directing mechanism: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having first and second lumens formed therein, and a flow directing mechanism upon a distal body end forming a channel for conveying fluid between an outlet and an inlet fluidly connected with the first and second lumens. The channel axially and circumferentially advances... Agent:

20150133979 - Removable battery casing for surgical instrument: A surgical instrument includes a body, a grip, and a strip assembly. The strip assembly releasably couples the grip with the body. The grip is movable from a first position to a second position. The grip is coupled with the body in the first position and detached from at least... Agent:

20150133980 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments: An ultrasonic surgical instrument is provided. The ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated shaft extending therefrom. A first jaw member disposed at a distal end of the shaft is movable between open and clamping configurations. A pair of second jaw members disposed at the distal end of... Agent:

20150133981 - Ultrasound device for precise tissue sealing and blade-less cutting: An electrosurgical instrument for sealing and cutting tissue is provided. The instrument includes a housing having a plurality of transducers included therein and a waveguide coupled to and extending from the housing. An end effector assembly disposed at a distal end of the waveguide includes a pair of opposing jaw... Agent:

20150133984 - Hand tool attachment assembly: According to one configuration, a hand tool attachment assembly includes a cap, an outer tube, and an inner tube. The cap includes a hollowed volume to matably secure the cap to a distal end of a hand tool. The outer tube is affixed to the cap opposite the hollowed region.... Agent:

20150133983 - Hand tool with removable attachment assembly: A hand tool comprises: a handle, a cavity, and a drive adapter. The handle is disposed at a proximal end of the hand tool. The cavity is disposed at a distal end of the hand tool. The drive adapter is disposed in the cavity to rotate about an axis of... Agent:

20150133982 - Surgical instrument, and medical kit for treating carpal tunnel syndrome: A surgical instrument providing a passage to upper and lower portions of the flexor retinaculum, comprises: a hollow cannular needle having an end capable of penetrating the skin; and a blunt rod which enters the cannular needle and moves under the skin in correspondence to the passage, wherein the cannular... Agent:

20150133985 - Soft tissue coring biospy devices and methods: An excisional device for either handheld or stereotactic table/MRI use may comprise a work element configured to rotate at a first rotation rate and comprising at least one articulable beak configured to cut tissue in a longitudinal direction. Helical elements or equivalent assemblies may be configured to transport tissue cut... Agent:

20150133986 - Scalpel handle having a blade shield: A scalpel handle for holding a blade having a cutting edge includes a handle member and a blade shield for covering the blade cutting edge. The blade shield is connected to the handle member for pivotal movement relative thereto between a blade-covering condition and an out-of-the-way condition, and a movable... Agent: Bosela Design LLC

20150133987 - Obturator tip: A surgical instrument for use with a surgical portal apparatus includes an elongate shaft having proximal and distal ends and defining a longitudinal axis and a dilating member disposed at the distal end of the elongate shaft. The dilating member has a first longitudinal arc segment and a second longitudinal... Agent:

20150133988 - Flexible high-pressure balloons: Flexible high-pressure angioplasty balloons are disclosed herein which utilize an inflatable balloon positioned upon the catheter and a supporting structure secured over or along the catheter at a first location proximal to the balloon and at a second location distal to the balloon. Inflation of the balloon reconfigures the supporting... Agent:

20150133989 - Expandable occlusion devices and methods of use: An occlusion device and method for occluding an undesirable vascular structure, such as a septal defect or left atrial appendage. The occlusion device includes a lattice structure that expands from a contracted catheter-deliverable state to an expanded state that occludes the vascular structure. The lattice structure has one or more... Agent:

20150133990 - Galvanically assisted attachment of medical devices to thrombus: A medical device configured to perform an endovascular therapy can include an elongate manipulation member and an intervention member. The elongate manipulation member can include a distal end portion. The intervention member can include a proximal end portion and a mesh. The proximal end portion can be coupled with the... Agent:

20150133992 - Methods and devices to reduce the likelihood of injury from concussive or blast forces: A method and device for reducing the damaging effects of radiant energy, blast, or concussive events includes applying pressure to at least one jugular vein to reduce the egress of blood from the cranial cavity during or before the incidence of the imparting event. Reducing blood outflow from the cranial... Agent:

20150133991 - Pneumatic tourniquet apparatus and method of use: A pre-fabricated pneumatic tourniquet apparatus and related methods are provided. The tourniquet is easy to apply, ensures consistent and even circumferential pressure, is light weight, provides standard life saving operation, and can be utilized in any setting or situation. The pneumatic tourniquet apparatus is comprised of a bladder, a reservoir... Agent:

20150133993 - Latch mechanism for surgical instruments: A latch mechanism for a surgical instrument includes a lever moveable from an initial position to an actuated position for moving an end effector assembly from a first to a second state. A pin extends from the lever. A cantilever spring is operably engaged to the housing of the instrument.... Agent:

20150133994 - Multi-layer braided structures for occluding vascular defects: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated... Agent:

20150133995 - Hybrid adjunct materials for use in surgical stapling: Implantable materials for use with end effectors like surgical stapling devices, and methods associated with the operation of such end effectors, are provided herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a staple cartridge assembly includes a cartridge body and a hybrid adjunct material. The cartridge body has a plurality of staple cavities... Agent:

20150133996 - Positively charged implantable materials and method of forming the same: Implantable materials for use with end effectors like surgical stapling devices, and methods for using the same, are generally provided. In some embodiments, a staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler can include a cartridge body having a plurality of staple cavities configured to seat staples therein and... Agent:

20150133998 - Compound barb medical device and method: A compound barb medical device is provided which includes an elongated body having at least one barb formed along the length of the body, the barb defining an inner surface with a first portion disposed at a first orientation relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongated body, and a... Agent:

20150133997 - System and a method for surgical suture fixation: A surgical suture fixation system includes a delivery guide, an anchor, a movable anchor deployment component and a spring mechanism provided between the delivery guide and the anchor deployment component. The anchor is received in the anchor deployment component. The anchor is attached to a length of suture that passes... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20150134001 - Fixation device for delivery of biologic material between soft tissue and bone: A fixation device for delivery of biological material between soft tissue and bone. The fixation device includes an anchor having a first longitudinal bore and a first radial extending delivery bore and an insert having a second longitudinal bore and a second radial extending delivery bore. The first and second... Agent:

20150133999 - Hand operated device for controlled deployment of a tissue anchor and method of using the same: A tissue anchoring system includes a tissue anchor member that is suitable for anchoring against tissue. The system also includes a tensioning member operatively connected to the anchor member such that the anchor member can slide relative to the tensioning member, the tensioning member capable of being pulled to cause... Agent:

20150134000 - Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop: An apparatus can include a first flexible member having first and second ends and a first body extending therebetween, where the first body defines a first passage portion. A second flexible member can have first and second ends and a second body extending therebetween, where the second body defines second... Agent:

20150134002 - Adjustable rod assembly: An adjustable rod for spinal corrective surgery is provided that includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member, each having rod portions couplable to one or more bone connecting elements and expansion portions slideably movable with respect to one another. A plurality of holes in each expansion portion... Agent:

20150134003 - Devices, systems, and methods for performing spinal surgery: A manipulation device includes a body portion, a plurality of articulatable legs, and at least one lock member. The legs extend from the body portion. Each of the legs is configured to engage a surgical instrument at a distal end thereof. Each of the legs is transitionable between an unlocked... Agent:

20150134004 - Lockable pedicle fastener: A spinal fixation system comprising at least one fastener having a fastener head at a proximal end and at least one body. The body comprises a rod receiving channel for receiving a fixation rod, a pressure cap for engaging the fastener head, and a fastener head receiving chamber for retaining... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.

20150134005 - Pedicle screws and methods of using the same: Pedicle screws that can include a pedicle screw body, housing, plurality of clamps, rod, and set screw are disclosed herein. The clamps may be positioned side by side inside the lower portion of the housing. When the rod and set screw are provided in the housing, the set screw applies... Agent:

20150134006 - Lockable pedicle fastener: A spinal fixation system comprising at least one fastener having a fastener head at a proximal end and at least one body. The body comprises a rod receiving channel for receiving a fixation rod, a pressure cap for engaging the fastener head, and a fastener head receiving chamber for retaining... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.

20150134008 - Expandable rod system to treat scoliosis and method of using the same: Correction of a scoliotic curve in a spine comprises the steps of implanting an expanding rod isolated completely under the skin and attached to selected portions of the scoliotic curve of the spine at opposing ends of the rod; and producing a controlled force by means of expansion of the... Agent:

20150134007 - Sacral tether anchor and methods of use: A system for restricting flexion of a spinal segment in a patient comprises a constraint device having a tether structure and a compliance member coupled with the tether structure. The tether structure is adapted to be coupled with a superior spinous process and a sacrum. The system also includes an... Agent:

20150134009 - Locking mechanism for pectus bar: A surgical implant may include a first implant member, a second implant member and a fastener. The first implant member may include a first aperture having first and second ends. The first aperture may include a female threaded portion and a barrier member disposed between the first and second ends... Agent: Biomet Microfixation, LLC

20150134010 - Variable angle blade plate system and method: A bone fixation system having a plate with an axle and a blade or “beam” configured to engage with the axle and reside proximate to a subchondral fragment of bone in upon installation of the plate. The beam is operable to rotate about the axle on the plate and reposition... Agent:

20150134011 - Drill guides and inserters for bone plates having hook members: A system for assisting a surgeon in implanting hook plate-type bone plates includes a cannulated multiple barreled drill guide, a cannulated inserter/impactor, and a cannulated fastener coupling the inserter/impactor to a bone plate. The multiple barreled drill guide facilitates the drilling of at least two parallel holes at the distal... Agent:

20150134012 - Method of fixating two or more anatomical bodies: A method of bone fixation comprises the steps of implanting at least one first fixation element into a respective first anatomical body such that a portion of the first fixation element extends out from an exterior surface of the first anatomical body, and implanting at least one second fixation element... Agent:

20150134013 - Bone treatment implants, and springs therefore: Springs for use in bone implant assemblies where the spring is assembled to a bone implant body. The spring comprises first and second bands, biased against each other, by a spring leaf which extends between the bands, and resists compression of the bands toward each other. Securement of the spring... Agent:

20150134014 - Screws for generating and applying compression within a body: r

20150134015 - Devices and methods for bone fixation using axial implants: The invention comprises a method for fixating bones in the foot by aligning the bones in their desired position, inserting a screw in the aligned bones, inserting at least one transverse element near the head or tip of the screw, and tightening the screw to compress the bones. The screw... Agent: Extremity Medical, LLC

20150134016 - Bone anchor and bone anchoring assembly comprising the same: A bone anchor includes: a main body defining a longitudinal axis and including a head; at least one insertion hole which extends from a first opening formed in the head to a second opening formed in the main body, the at least one insertion hole having an axis which is... Agent:

  
05/07/2015 > 82 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories.

20150126977 - Surgical instruments with improved dexterity for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures: A surgical instrument adapted and configured for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes a shaft, an end effector and a proximal handle. The longitudinal shaft has proximal and distal end portions, and defines a longitudinal axis of the surgical instrument. The distal end effector is connected to the distal... Agent: Surgiquest, Inc.

20150126978 - Methods and devices for localized inhibition of inflammation by ablation: Provided herein are methods, systems, and devices for increasing IL-10 expression, inhibiting inflammation, and treating inflammatory conditions using thermal ablation.... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20150126979 - Method for modifying the refractive index of an optical material: An optical device comprising an optical hydrogel with select regions that have been irradiated with laser light having a pulse energy from 0.01 nJ to 50 nJ and a wavelength from 600 nm to 900 nm. The irradiated regions are characterized by a positive change in refractive index of from... Agent:

20150126980 - Combined galvanic and pulsed optical energy for depilation: A method for photothermolysis that includes applying galvanic current energy to skin at an area of a hair follicle and applying pulsed optical energy to the skin at the area of the hair follicle at an energy level and duration so as to cause thermal destruction of a hair papilla.... Agent:

20150126981 - Hair treatment device with light-based hair detector: The invention provides a hair treatment device (40) comprising a detector (10) for detecting a hair (22) near a skin surface (21). The detector (10) comprises a light source (11) for generating a light beam (31) with an initial polarization direction, a polarization modulator (32) for time-dependent modulation of the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150126982 - Fiber laser system for medical applications: Improved/efficient fiber laser systems are provided for medical/cosmetic applications, comprising at least one pump source, optically coupled with at least one fiber laser. The fiber laser comprises an irregularly-shaped single-, double- or multiple-clad fiber of unconventional structure and geometry, and means for partially/completely reflecting the pump radiation, such as Bragg... Agent: Biolitec Pharma Marketing Ltd.

20150126983 - Incisionless endoluminal gastric tissue approximation for the treatment of obesity: An incisionless fully endoscopic method of reducing the capacity of the stomach is provided to surgically treat obesity. The method is directed to endoluminal tissue approximation of a portion of the stomach, including at least a portion of the greater curvature thereof. The method includes a pattern of stitching in... Agent: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

20150126984 - Non-contact handpiece for laser tissue cutting: A non-contact laser handpiece, contains optical components modified to provide a high density uniform later beam at a distance from the handpiece that minimizes effects of back reflection.... Agent:

20150126985 - Cryogenic balloon ablation system: A cryogenic ablation catheter includes a catheter shaft, a balloon and a connector respectively at the catheter shaft proximal and distal ends, a refrigerant delivery tube assembly including a refrigerant delivery tube rotatable within the catheter shaft lumen, and a refrigerant delivery element with an outlet located inside the balloon... Agent: C2 Therapeutics, Inc.

20150126986 - Apparatus and methods related to constrained deployment of cryogenic balloons for limited cryogenic abiation of vessel walls: Embodiments related to cryogenically ablating a portion of the inner surface of a vessel by constraining a cryoballoon using various apparatuses and methods are disclosed. For example, a catheter can include a cryoballoon for ablation of the vessel wall and a constraining element disposed substantially in parallel with the cryoballoon... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20150126987 - Method for feeding a cryogenic agent to a cryogenic instrument and cryosurgical apparatus for implementing same: The technical result of the proposed solution is an increase in the distance over which it is possible to feed the cryogenic agent to the cryogenic instrument from the reservoir with the cryogenic agent while keeping the cryogenic instrument at a low temperature, and an increase in the operating efficiency... Agent:

20150126988 - Secure cryosurgical treatment system: A method for cryogenically treating tissue. A connection is detected between a probe having a disposable secure processor (DSP) to a handpiece having a master control unit (MCU) and a handpiece secure processor (HSP), the probe having at least one cryogenic treatment applicator. The probe is fluidly coupled to a... Agent:

20150126989 - Operation device for performing procedure on lumen in body: An operation device for performing a procedure on a lumen in a body comprises: a single protection tube formed of a flexible material; first and second tube members provided in the protection tube; and first and second clamp-type effectors respectively provided at respective front ends of the first and second... Agent:

20150126990 - Method and apparatus for tissue ablation: Ablation catheters and systems include multiple inline chambers for containing and heating an ablative agent. The heating chamber includes one or more channels to increase the contact surface area of the ablative agent with the walls of the heating chamber to provide more efficient heating. Induction heating is used to... Agent:

20150126991 - System and method for monitoring ablation size: A system for monitoring ablation size is provided and includes a power source including a microprocessor for executing at least one control algorithm. A microwave antenna is configured to deliver microwave energy from the power source to tissue to form an ablation zone. An ablation zone control module is in... Agent:

20150126993 - Apparatus and method for intra-cardiac mapping and ablation: An intra-cardiac mapping system is based on locating the ports through which blood flows in or out of the heart chambers. For many procedures, such as ablation to cure atrial fibrillation, locating the pulmonary veins and the mitral valve accurately allows to perform a Maze procedure. The location of the... Agent:

20150126992 - Helical denervation ablation catheter apparatus: A catheter apparatus carrying RF ablation electrodes on a helically configured portion of a flexible tube that can be inserted into the femoral artery of a patient, advanced into a renal artery, and then be manipulated to properly position electrodes carried by the helical tube to contact the endoluminal surface... Agent: Mogul Enterprises, Inc

20150126994 - Puncture tool and ultrasound endoscope: A puncture tool includes: a needle tube internally including a channel; an opening portion arranged at a proximal end portion of a needle tube turning operation portion; a conical shape portion to be punctured into a subject, the conical shape portion being arranged at a distal end portion of the... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20150126995 - Using catheter position and temperature measurement to detect movement from ablation point: Ablation is carried out by bringing a probe into contact with a target tissue. The probe has a plurality of temperature sensors and an ablation electrode on its distal portion. The temperature sensors are distributed circumferentially about the longitudinal axis such that the probe has an omnidirectional temperature sensitivity. After... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

20150126997 - Catheter apparatuses having expandable mesh structures for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods: Catheter apparatuses having expandable mesh structures and associated systems and methods for intravascular renal neuromodulation are disclosed herein. A catheter treatment device includes an expandable mesh structure configured to position an energy delivery element in contact with a renal artery via an intravascular path. The mesh structure can assume an... Agent:

20150126996 - Helical-shaped ablation catheter and methods of use: The present disclosure provides ablation catheters that are constructed such that they may be inserted into the body and into a target blood vessel in a linear conformation and subsequently changed into a helical conformation using a pull wire secured to the ablation catheter prior to an ablation procedure to... Agent:

20150126998 - Electrosurgical system having grasper and snare with switchable electrode: An electrosurgical system includes a grasper and a snare that each includes electrodes. The grasper includes a first electrode that is attachable to a first output of an energy supply. The snare includes a second electrode that is attachable to a second output of the energy supply. When the first... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.

20150126999 - Combination unilateral/bilateral jaws on a surgical instrument: A surgical instrument includes a housing supporting first and second actuators thereon, and an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing. First and second drive members extend through the elongated shaft to operatively couple respective actuators to respective jaw members such that independent manipulation of one of the actuators may... Agent:

20150127000 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members disposed in opposed relation relative to one another. One (or both) of the jaw members is moveable with respect to the other from a spaced-apart position to an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween. A knife is... Agent:

20150127001 - External fixation device and fixation device set: A fixation device set S includes an external fixation device 10 which is attached on one end-side of first and second pins P1, P2; and a pin fixture 100 which is attached on the other end-side thereof. The external fixation device 10 includes a first and a second permanent magnets... Agent:

20150127002 - Intramedullary nails for long bone fracture setting: An intramedullary nail has a proximal part for engagement with a proximal bone fragment and a distal part for engagement with a distal bone fragment. A motion assembly interconnects the parts and allows limited axial relative motion of the proximal and distal parts. This limited axial motion provides micromotion and... Agent:

20150127003 - Cable fixation device: Various forms of a cable fixation device, instrumentation, kit, and methods useful for repairing the skeletal system are introduced. The system utilizes a clamp housing fixing a butt end of a surgical cable therein. In an operative configuration the cable is looped around a damaged bone segment and reentered through... Agent:

20150127004 - Sternal closure and ribs approximator devices: a pair of claw shaped clamping elements, each claw shaped clamping element coupling with an arm of the C-shaped shaft/bracket, near its end portion, said claw shaped clamping element being positioned such that the concavity of the claw faces the inner area determined by the arms of the C-shaped clamping... Agent:

20150127006 - Apparatus and method to access bone marrow: An apparatus and method for penetrating bone marrow is provided. The apparatus may include a housing such as a handheld body, a penetrator assembly, a connector that releasably attaches the penetrator assembly to a drill shaft, a gear mechanism, a motor and a power supply and associated circuitry operable to... Agent:

20150127005 - Clavicle reamer: A device for reaming a bone includes an elongated shaft extending along a first longitudinal axis from and first end to a second end, the shaft being sufficiently longitudinally flexible to enable it to be passed through a path having a curvature of a target bone and a reaming head... Agent:

20150127007 - Instrument holder and grip for a medical, particularly a surgical, instrument: An instrument holder and grip for detachably connecting to a medical instrument, which has a basic body with a grip section and a connecting section for connecting to the medical instrument. A locking means movable from a release position into a locking position is provided in the connecting section for... Agent:

20150127008 - Reciprocating rasps for use in an orthopaedic surgical procedure: Reciprocating rasps for the surgical preparation of the bone prior to the implantation of a glenoid or acetabular component with complex geometry are disclosed. Surgical methods for the use of such reciprocating rasps are also disclosed.... Agent:

20150127058 - Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue: c

20150127010 - Device for extraction of prosthetic implants: A surgical cutting guide includes a guide body removably attachable to a proximal end of an implanted prosthesis. The guide body has at least one locator configured to azimuthally orient the guide body with respect to the prosthesis. The guide body has at least one slot extending from a proximal... Agent:

20150127009 - Devices and methods for knee arthroplasty: The present invention provides, in certain embodiments, a device for positioning and orienting the femoral cutting block. The present invention also provides a device for setting rotation of sagittal resection for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. The present invention further provides methods for setting the rotation of the tibial implant by kinematic... Agent:

20150127012 - Flexible acl instrumentation, kit and method: In a first embodiment, the present invention includes an instrumentation system for preparing a bone for soft tissue repair, the instrumentation system including a flexible drill pin capable of bending along a curved path; an aimer capable of engaging the flexible pin to bend the flexible pin; and a flexible... Agent:

20150127011 - Tplo plate with suture holes for rotational stability: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical... Agent:

20150127013 - Pneumatic surgical instrument and corresponding methods for implanting, extracting and reorienting orthopedic implants: Various embodiments of components, devices, systems and methods are provided for a pneumatic surgical instrument having a probe or an impactor disposed at a distal end thereof and configured to make contact with a selected portion of an orthopedic implant or device. The instrument is configured to generate a shock... Agent: Biomet Global Supply Chain Center B.v.

20150127014 - Method and apparatus for preparation and insertion of an intraocular lens into the eye of a patient: A method for insertion of an intraocular lens into the eye of a patient, the method including removably attaching loop extensions to loops of an intraocular lens prior to insertion of the intraocular lens into the eye of a patient, initially inserting into the eye of the patient the loop... Agent: Visioncare Ophthalmic Technologies Inc.

20150127015 - Endovascular aneurysm devices, systems, and methods: Devices, systems, and methods for implanting prostheses in the body lumens rely on tacking or anchoring the prostheses with separately introduced fasteners. After initial placement, a fastener applier system is introduced within the expanded prostheses to deploy a plurality of fasteners to at least one prosthesis end. The fasteners are... Agent:

20150127016 - Ergonomic, lighted uterine manipulator with cautery: A uterine manipulator includes a sound and a body. The sound has a selectively actuatable anchor disposed proximate a distal end and an operating mechanism spaced from the anchor for controlling actuation of the anchor. The body has a passage therethrough adapted to receive the sound passed proximally through the... Agent: Lsi Solutions, Inc.

20150127017 - Electrical stimulation of the cervix: Systems and methods for producing cervical ripening in a pregnant patient. The method includes generating an electrical stimulation current between about 0.01 milliamperes and about 6 milliamperes using a current unit, coupling an electrode probe to the current unit, and inserting the electrode probe transvaginally so that at least one... Agent:

20150127019 - Medical manipulator: A medical manipulator includes an insertion part including an external cylindrical tube that has a bendingly manipulable bending part and that has flexibility; a manipulation part; an arm part which is provided on a distal end part of the insertion part; a mode-input part which is provided on the manipulation... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150127018 - Walking assistance robot and method of controlling the walking assistance robot: Disclosed are a walking assistance robot and a method of controlling the walking assistance robot. The control method includes collecting motion information by sensing or measuring a motion of at least one joint, determining a motion state of the at least one joint based on the sensed or measured motion... Agent:

20150127020 - Apparatus and method for hair removal: An apparatus and method for removing hair from the surface of skin may include two elongate elements entwined with one another whereby a local mutual twist is formed along the length of the elements. Each of the elements may be held in place and put into tension by a respective... Agent:

20150127022 - Articulating clip applier cartridge: An end effector is provided and includes a distal housing portion and a proximal housing portion interconnected to one another by a knuckle portion, wherein the knuckle portion permits rotation of the distal housing portion relative thereto and articulation of the distal housing portion relative to the proximal housing portion;... Agent:

20150127021 - Devices for reconfiguring a portion of the gastrointestinal tract: The present invention involves new interventional methods and devices for reconfiguring a portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The procedures are generally performed laparoscopically and may generally be described as laparoscopic plication gastroplasty (LPG) in which, after obtaining abdominal access, spaced apart sites on a gastric wall are engaged, approximated and... Agent:

20150127023 - Suturing bead, suturing needle, side suction cap and endoscopic organ suturing implement using same: The present invention relates to a suturing bead, a suturing needle, a side suction cap and to an endoscopic organ suturing implement using same. More specifically, the present invention relates to an endoscopic organ suturing implement comprising a suturing bead which can be naturally rested lying against the organ wall... Agent: Korea University Research And Business Foundation

20150127024 - Replaceable suturing head, a replaceable needle cartridge, and a suturing device: A replaceable suturing head (3) for a suturing device (1) comprising a control assembly (8-11). The suturing head comprises a suturing portion (4). The suturing portion comprises a curved suturing needle (16) arranged to move around a circular path defined by a plurality of rollers (35,36,37,38,39,40,44,45,46,47) mounted on roller shafts... Agent: Sutrue Limited

20150127026 - Apparatus and methods for achilles tendon repair: Apparatus and methods for Achilles tendon repair are described where an elongate tendon repair assembly may be introduced into a single incision to access the damaged tissue. The assembly may define a channel for receiving a portion of the tendon and which may provide support to the tissue during repair.... Agent: Raptor Surgical, LLC

20150127025 - Replaceable tip suturing devices, system, and methods for use with differing needles: Medical suturing devices, systems, and methods will be useful for endoscopic or open surgeries, including ear, nose, and throat procedures. Articulation motions may be transferred from a handle to needle grasping jaws using an axial movement of a shaft. Portions of the devices may be disposable, replaceable, and/or reusable, with... Agent:

20150127028 - Composite mesh including a 3d mesh and a non porous film of oxidized cellulose from bacterial cellulose origin: The present invention relates to a composite implant comprising: a prosthetic fabric having a first side and a second side, a non-porous film of bacterial cellulose secured to the first side of the fabric. The invention further relates to a method of making such an implant.... Agent:

20150127027 - Tissue contacting member: A contacting or friction pad for engaging a member. The member may be a soft tissue portion to be fixed to a bone using the contacting member. A further fixation member may be used to fix the contacting pad and the member to the bone.... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20150127029 - Device and method for anastomosis: A device and method for anastomosis are disclosed which may include a stapler with a base and one or more stapling limbs. A graft having an asymmetrical end portion may be sleeved on the base. The apparatus includes a base having a length from a front end and at least... Agent:

20150127030 - Device and method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula: A shunt rivet for implantation in the aorta and inferior vena cava to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and a method of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The shunt rivet may be formed to have a central section, a proximal clinch section, and a distal clinch section each having one... Agent: Rox Medical, Inc.

20150127031 - Bloodstream simulation system for simulating blood vessel treatment effect, method therefor, and computer software program: This system is a computer-based system for simulating an effect of a specific surgical treatment based on three-dimensional data of a shape of a target vascular site of a subject, comprising: a surgical treatment receiving unit, by a computer, for displaying the three-dimensional data of a shape of a target... Agent: Ebm Corporation

20150127034 - Balloon catheter with lithotripsy amplification system: An intraluminal scoring system for expanding an opening within an intraluminal passage includes a balloon catheter which is positioned alongside plaque lining a wall of the intraluminal passage. A wire is positioned between the balloon and the plaque so that the inflation of the balloon restricts the wire between the... Agent:

20150127035 - Cerebral vasculature device: Novel cerebral vasculature devices are disclosed, including thrombectomy removal devices that include a continuous braided structure, a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a first expandable portion located between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The braided structure includes a plurality of wires. The proximal portion and the distal... Agent:

20150127032 - Looped wire catheter and method: A catheter includes a catheter body defining first and second lumens, and a wire having first and second segments each with a greater stiffness, and a middle segment with a lesser stiffness. The wire is in an elastically deformed access state where the middle segment extends from an opening to... Agent:

20150127033 - Rotational atherectomy device with exchangeable drive shaft and meshing gears: An atherectomy device with an exchangeable drive shaft is disclosed, having a drive shaft gear at a distal end of the exchangeable drive shaft for meshing engagement with a prime mover gear on the output shaft of the prime mover. The exchangeable drive shaft is inserted into an opening at... Agent:

20150127036 - Device for extracting dried nasal mucus or earwax: A device for removing mucus (dried or wet) from a nostril of a subject or for removing earwax (dry or wet) from an ear canal of a subject includes a handle portion or grip portion to facilitate manipulation of the device, at least one of a bowl or a loop... Agent:

20150127037 - Medical device, assembly and method for creating a channel in soft tissue: The present disclosure provides a device, an assembly comprising the device and a method making use of same, the device comprising an elongated member extending between a first end and a second end, and a segment proximal to the second end extending along a longitudinal axis X, said segment comprises... Agent:

20150127038 - Surgical system: A surgical system has an ultrasound treatment instrument having an ultrasound transducer, a power supply apparatus to which the ultrasound treatment instrument is detachably connected, an energy supply section that supplies drive energy to the ultrasound transducer, a clock that measures a present time, a time updating section that outputs... Agent:

20150127039 - System and method for control and monitoring of conformal thermal therapy: A system and method are disclosed for thermal therapy that takes into account predictive calculations of tissue temperature, and can be used to control the operation of a conformal thermal therapy procedure and device. In some embodiments, the tissue ablation area is part or all of a prostate gland. The... Agent:

20150127040 - Cranial drill system: The invention concerns a cranial drill system comprising one or more surgical drill elements for drilling into the brain. The invention also concerns a cranial drilling system comprising a surgical drill element for drilling into the skull and an element for penetrating the dura. The surgical drill element may comprise... Agent: Reinshaw PLC

20150127041 - Handpiece for use in tissue dissection: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that... Agent:

20150127042 - Cam-actuated medical puncturing device and method: The medical puncturing device includes a housing, a shield, and a skin puncturing assembly disposed within the housing. The shield is axially movable in the housing. The skin puncturing assembly includes a movable carrier and a skin puncturing element mounted to the carrier. A distal end of the skin puncturing... Agent:

20150127043 - Balloon catheter having a pre-positioned refold tool: A balloon catheter includes an elongated catheter shaft, a hub disposed at a proximal portion of the catheter shaft, an inflatable balloon disposed at a distal portion of the catheter shaft, and a refold tool slidingly disposed over the elongated catheter shaft and positioned between the hub and the inflatable... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20150127044 - Implant recovery device: The present invention provides a device for delivering and/or recovering an object, such as a patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder. According to one embodiment of the invention, a device contains an outer sleeve and an inner sheath. The inner sheath has a proximal portion and a distal portion; the distal... Agent:

20150127045 - Endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument includes a shank (2) with an instrument head (9) arranged at the distal shank end (1) and includes a tool with two jaw parts (11, 12). The jaw parts (11, 12) are pivotable relative to one another and can be controlled from the proximal instrument end via... Agent:

20150127046 - Mechanical method and apparatus for sequential tissue fastening: A mechanical system for rotatably, sequentially securing opposing sides of a tissue wound with a fastener. An applicator apparatus is capable of imparting rotatable motion to a falcate tissue penetrator that sequentially pierces and carries a fastener into a first side and a second side of the tissue wound. The... Agent:

20150127047 - Sling suspension system for supporting the thumb of a patient after basal joint arthroplasty: A sling suspension system for supporting the thumb of a patient after basal joint arthroplasty, the sling suspension system comprising: an index metacarpal anchor, a thumb metacarpal anchor and a sling for securing the thumb metacarpal anchor to the index metacarpal anchor; the index metacarpal anchor comprising at least one... Agent:

20150127048 - Apparatus and method for securing tissue to bone using suture anchors with a pre-loaded piercing structure and sutures: A suture anchor is described. The suture anchor includes an elongate anchor body having a proximal end and a distal end, at least one suture secured within the anchor body, and at least one piercing structure secured within the body extending proximally out of the proximal end of the body,... Agent: Aevumed, Inc.

20150127050 - Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions: Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In some applications, the invention may be used to used to improve patency or... Agent:

20150127049 - Filamentary fixation device having projections and method of use: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a fixation device including a cannulated body having a length and a pathway along at least a portion of the length and formed of a filamentary material, the body including at least one projection along its length. The present invention also includes various... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20150127051 - Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone: A method and apparatus for coupling a soft tissue implant into a locking cavity formed within a bone. The method includes the following: implanting in bone a first anchor including a first suture construct connected to the first anchor; passing a first adjustable loop of the first suture construct at... Agent:

20150127052 - Minimally invasive spinal facet compression screw and system for bone joint fusion and fixation: A system comprising a screw element having a generally cylindrical body having a bore or lumen therethrough and a plurality of fenestrations or windows through which biological material may be provided. The system comprises a tool for inserting the biological material into the screw element so that the biological material... Agent: X-spine Systems, Inc.

20150127054 - Bone screw of minimally invasive fixation device for lumbar: A bone screw of minimally invasive fixation device for lumbar comprises a positioning casing and a screw body. The positioning casing includes a rod securing base and an alignment portion, both of which are integrally formed; an annular notch is formed between them. The alignment portion has at least two... Agent: Baui Biotech Co., Ltd.

20150127053 - Surgical device for correcting deformation of the spinal column: Surgical device for correcting deformation of the spinal column includes tubular elements for temporary attachment at pedicle screw heads connected by a curved implantable rod, and rods engaged through the elements to align them corresponding to the correction. Each tubular element has two independent portions coupled to outside of the... Agent: Spineway

20150127055 - Spinal correction system and method: A method for treating vertebrae comprises the steps of: connecting at least one fastener with portions of vertebrae; providing a fastener comprising a first portion including a receiver defining an implant cavity and a member disposable with the implant cavity and movable relative to the receiver, and a second portion... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20150127056 - Surgical system, device, and method for implanting a surgical device without the use of a guide wire: The present invention relates to a system, method, device and kit which utilize a modular pedicle screw implant that does not require the use of a guide wire for implantation and can be assembled in situ. The system, method, device, and kit include a surgical instrument for implanting a modular... Agent:

20150127057 - Bone screw fastener: An improved bone screw for humans or mammals is a bone screw having exposed surfaces along a shank and threads extending from the shank with one or more selected portions of the exposed surfaces having a 3-dimensional pattern. The pattern provides enhanced resistance to thread loosening when affixed to bone.... Agent: Vivex Biomedical Inc.

  
04/30/2015 > 81 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories.

20150119866 - Surgical marker and cap: A surgical marker and cap are useable to mark tissue in laparoscopic procedures. The surgical marker connects to a rod and can be pushed through a cannula to target tissue that is to be marked. The marker can include a decreased length by moving the location of the ink reservoir... Agent:

20150119867 - Gastrointestinal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods: Methods for treating gastrointestinal conditions, conditions associated with sympathetic and/or parasympathetic activity in the gastrointestinal organs, and conditions associated with central sympathetic and/or parasympathetic activity in a patient with therapeutic gastrointestinalneuromodulation and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology is directed to methods that... Agent:

20150119868 - Feedback system for cryoablation of cardiac tissue: A method and system for providing lesion depth feedback during an ablation procedure. In particular, the method and system provide feedback data or information relating to lesion depth in myocardial tissue during a cryoablation procedure. A plurality of tissue temperature measurements may be transmitted from a plurality of thermocouples disposed... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp

20150119869 - Method and apparatus for tissue ablation: The present invention is directed toward a device that performs ablation of tissue. The device has a catheter with a shaft through which an ablative agent can travel, a first positioning element attached to the catheter shaft at a first position and a second positioning element attached to the catheter... Agent:

20150119870 - Cooled microwave denervation catheter with insertion feature: A catheter is disclosed for creating a lesion in nerve-containing tissue spaced from a body lumen while protecting tissue forming and adjacent to a wall of the body lumen from injury. The catheter includes a catheter body having at least one fluid passage therein, a balloon in communication with the... Agent:

20150119871 - Resonant inverter with a common mode choke: The present disclosure is directed to an electrosurgical generator including a tank configured to output energy and an H-bridge configured to drive the tank. The generator also includes a choke. The choke impedes a common mode current generated by the H-bridge and provides a leakage inductance for the tank.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150119872 - Spectral sensing of ablation: A method for tissue assessment includes ablating tissue at a site within a body of a living subject using an invasive probe applied to the site. At a first stage in ablation of the tissue, first measurements are made of scattered light intensities from the site at a plurality of... Agent:

20150119873 - Electrosurgical medical system and method: A system for controlling an electrosurgical electrode of a medical device includes a hand-held electrosurgical electrode having cutting probe. A return electrode is positioned remote from the electrosurgical electrode. An RF generator is coupled to the electrosurgical electrode and to the return electrode, and includes an RF amplifier. The RF... Agent:

20150119874 - Guard device for surgical cutting and evoked potential monitoring system: A guard for use with a surgical cutting system. The guard includes a housing and wiring. The housing defines a longitudinal passageway, and is configured for releasable attachment to an instrument handpiece. The wiring is coupled to the housing and includes an electrically conductive wire and an insulative material. The... Agent:

20150119884 - Devices and methods for left atrial appendage closure: Described here are devices, systems, and methods for closing the left atrial appendage. The methods described here utilize a closure device for closing the left atrial appendage and guides or expandable elements with ablation or abrading elements to ablate or abrade the left atrial appendage. In general, these methods include... Agent:

20150119877 - Electrode ablation balloon catheter: Methods, systems, and devices for providing treatment to a tissue in body lumens are described. The system may include a support shaft, an expansion member coupled with a distal portion of the support shaft, and an ablation structure wrapped around the expansion member less than a circumference of the expansion... Agent:

20150119876 - Electrode assembly for catheter system including interlinked struts: The present disclosure provides ablation catheter systems and electrode assemblies and electrode baskets for use in the ablation catheter systems that include an interlinked diamond configuration formed from a plurality of strut assemblies. Each strut assembly includes one or more struts that are manufactured from a thermoplastic or metallic material.... Agent:

20150119878 - Electrode assembly having asymmetric electrode placement: The present disclosure provides ablation catheter systems and electrode assemblies, including electrode baskets, for use in the ablation catheter systems for ablating tissue. The electrode baskets include a plurality of struts having a plurality of electrodes asymmetrically arranged on the plurality of struts such that upon simultaneous energizing of the... Agent:

20150119882 - Embedded thermocouple in denervation flex circuit: A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit having a plurality of layers. The expandable member may be configured to shift between... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150119883 - High strength electrode assembly for catheter system including novel electrode: The present disclosure is directed to electrode assemblies, and specifically to struts comprising electrode assemblies and electrodes contained on the struts. The electrode assembly struts are constructed to have a low profile and to have superior strength over the length of the strut such that an electrode assembly including the... Agent:

20150119875 - Method and apparatus for sparing pain conducting nerves during renal denervation: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular nerve activity ablation and/or sensing includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes (needle guiding elements) which expand with open ends around a central axis to contact the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing... Agent: Ablative Solutions, Inc.

20150119880 - Unfurling electrode devices with spring: Methods, systems, and devices for providing treatment to a tissue in body lumens are described. The system may include a catheter, an expansion member coupled with a distal portion of the catheter, an ablation structure including one or more longitudinal electrode segments, and an ablation structure support coupled to the... Agent:

20150119879 - Unfurling electrode devices with the multiple longitudinal electrode segments: Methods, systems, and devices for providing treatment to a tissue in body lumens are described. The system may include a catheter, an expansion member coupled with a distal portion of the catheter, an ablation structure including one or more longitudinal electrode segments, and an ablation structure support coupled to the... Agent:

20150119881 - Unfurling electrode devices with the protection element: Methods, systems, and devices for providing treatment to a tissue in body lumens are described. The system may include a catheter, an expansion member coupled with a distal portion of the catheter, an ablation structure including one or more longitudinal electrode segments, and an ablation structure support coupled to the... Agent:

20150119885 - Combination electrosurgical device: An electrosurgical device comprising: (a) forceps including: (i) a first working arm and (ii) a second working arm; (b) a blade electrode; wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between a first electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a first therapy current through the first working... Agent:

20150119886 - External fixation system and methods of use: A clamp system includes a first clamp, a second clamp, and a fixation rod. The first clamp at least partially defines a first jaw for receiving a support rod and a central opening. The second clamp at least partially defines a second jaw for receiving a pin and a central... Agent:

20150119887 - Orthopedic fixation device, system and method: An implantable fixation device for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The device including two corresponding plates that are configured to be aligned and coupled to a bone, such as a sternum, pre-resection of the bone or prior to cutting/separating the bone. The placement of the corresponding plates provides... Agent: Jace Medical, LLC

20150119888 - Tensioning device for bone cerclages: The invention relates to a tensioning device for bone cerclages, consisting of a guide part with a spindle located in the interior which receives a slide secured against rotation relative to the guide part, wherein the spindle is operatively connected to a rotary handle such that the slide is adjustable... Agent:

20150119891 - Glenoid arthroplasty and offset reamers: Arthroplasty components include an articular surface and a bone-facing surface. The bone-facing surface bears at least one anchoring element adapted for an oblique implantation trajectory. The articular surface includes a larger radius of curvature in the superior-inferior direction than in the anterior-posterior direction. An inferior chamfer may be present on... Agent:

20150119890 - Method and apparatus for forming a bone hole: A method and tool for creating a location for a fixation device to be secured to a bone. The method includes bringing a bone cutting tool extending along a longitudinal axis into engagement with an outer surface of the bone. The bone cutting tool is rotated about the longitudinal axis... Agent:

20150119889 - Surgical drill handpiece with adjustable cutting tool guard: A system includes a handpiece and a removable tool assembly including a holder body, a shaft, a cutting bur, a guard, and a sleeve. The body engages the handpiece and defines a bore. The shaft extends within the bore and the bur is provided to the distal end of the... Agent: Enteroptyx, Inc.

20150119892 - Method and apparatus for preparing an implantation site: A bone preparation system, such as a broach, includes at least a first member and a second member. The first member and the second member may be connected. Both the first member and the second member, when attached to the first member, are configured to directly contact and broach an... Agent:

20150119893 - Method and apparatus for preparing an implantation site: A bone preparation system, such as a broach, includes at least a first member and a second member. The first member and the second member may be connected. Both the first member and the second member, when attached to the first member, are configured to directly contact and broach an... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20150119894 - Methods and devices for treating intervertebral disc disease: An aiming plate for orienting tools toward target features of an implant. The aiming plate features a first and a second surface and has a reversible attachment mechanism for attaching to an implant to orientate one of the first and second surfaces to face the implant. The aiming plate also... Agent:

20150119896 - Apparatus and mehtods for removing obstructive material from body lumens: An apparatus is provided for removing material within a body lumen that includes a catheter including a proximal end, a distal end for introduction into a body lumen, and an aspiration lumen extending therebetween; a guide member extending from the distal end and terminating in a distal tip, the guide... Agent:

20150119895 - Multifunction retrieval devices and related methods: A device may include a handle, and a sheath coupled to the handle. The sheath may include a lumen. The device may also include an instrument assembly coupled to the handle, and extending through the lumen of the sheath. The instrument assembly may include a basket configured to move relative... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150119899 - Retractable separating systems and methods: A method for detaching an object from a patient includes providing a tool having a sheath, and a separating assembly operably coupled to a distal end of the sheath. The separating assembly includes a separator moveably coupled to a tip via a threadable connection. The separating assembly is placed near... Agent:

20150119898 - Subcutaneous electrodes for cranial nerve stimulation: An implantable subcutaneous electrode system is disclosed. A minimally invasive delivery device and methods for delivery of an implantable electrode system is also provided.... Agent:

20150119897 - Vibrating insertion tool: Systems and methods are disclosed for insertion of implantable medical devices, and more particularly to insertion of implantable devices with a vibrating insertion tool. More specifically, a vibrating insertion tool is described, the insertion tool comprising an insertion tool controllable by a user to support and guide movement of an... Agent:

20150119902 - Frame for fixation of equipment to the head of a patient during neurological diagnosis, stereotactic imaging, therapy or surgery: A frame for fixation of equipment to the head of a patient during neurological diagnosis, therapy or surgery is adapted to enclose the head of the patient. The frame includes a number of mounting slots arranged in the frame. The mounting slots are adapted to receive a number of fixation... Agent: Elekta Ab (publ)

20150119903 - Link systems and articulation mechanisms for remote manipulation of surgical or diagnostic tools: An articulating mechanism for remote manipulation of a surgical or diagnostic tool comprises an elongate shaft having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of axially aligned links located at the distal end of the shaft. The articulating mechanism also includes an actuating element connected to and configured to cause movement... Agent:

20150119900 - Robotic device for establishing access channel: A device for establishing an access channel to a target location is presented. The device includes a plurality of cylindrical segments. A plurality of backbones each extends through a backbone channel of each segment to join the plurality of segments together. When joined together, the central bore of each of... Agent:

20150119901 - Surgical tool: A surgical instrument including a manipulator, a proximal joint mounted to the manipulator, a hollow elongated member mounted to the proximal joint, a distal joint mounted to the hollow elongated member, and an end effector mounted to the distal joint. The proximal joint and the distal joint may each include... Agent:

20150119906 - Apparatus and methods for tissue closure: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating a tissue opening, for example a trocar opening used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. In a tissue closure device, a finger guard or shield can be used, handle or holding area or areas can be used, and positioning indicators can be used.... Agent:

20150119904 - Linear cutting element with e-shaped guiding element: A linear cutting element (1) with an E-shaped guiding element (16) enables the suture and cutting of surgery to be simultaneously conducted when being loaded in a linear cutting anastomat (2). The linear cutting element (1) comprises a knife underlaying plate (10), a nail abutting seat (11), an assembly cover... Agent: Changzhou Kangdi Medical Stapler Co., Ltd.

20150119905 - System for providing surgical access: One embodiment is directed to a system for closing a wound created at least partially across a tissue structure wall, comprising: a helical needle; a suture member coupled to the helical needle and configured to be pulled along a helical pattern with helical movement of the helical needle; an outer... Agent: Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.

20150119907 - Filamentous tissue implant: A tissue fixation system including a delivery tube and an elongated fastener with a loop at a proximal end and a distal end. A proximal end of an elongated curved needle is attached to the delivery tube. A distal end of the needle is configured to penetrate tissue. The needle... Agent:

20150119908 - Extravascular devices supporting an arteriovenous fistula: A medical device includes a curved tubular body configured for being used as an extravascular device to support vein maturation following the formation of an arteriovenous fistula. The tubular body is curved. The tubular body has an entrance angle of less than about 40 degrees to improve blood flow from... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20150119910 - Reentry catheter and method thereof: The invention generally relates to method and apparatus for crossing an obstruction in a tubular member, and more particularly to a medical device method for crossing of a chronic occlusion in a subintimal or interstitial space of an artery.... Agent:

20150119909 - Rotational atherectomy device with exchangeable drive shaft and meshing gears: An atherectomy device with an exchangeable drive shaft is disclosed, having a drive shaft gear at a distal end of the exchangeable drive shaft for meshing engagement with a prime mover gear on the output shaft of the prime mover. The exchangeable drive shaft is inserted into an opening at... Agent:

20150119911 - Tongue scraper: The tongue cleaner includes an elongated generally straight scraping member terminated at each end by grip structures. The scraping member is constructed of a flexible and resilient material allowing the scraping member to be bendable from its generally straight configuration into at least a curved shape, ‘C’ shape, ‘V’ shape... Agent:

20150119912 - Fingernail drill: A fingernail drill has a drill bit and a tip which is capable of drilling through a thickness of a fingernail. The tip extends longitudinally outwards from an abutment integrally formed with the drill bit, and the drill cannot drill past the abutment. The distance from the abutment to a... Agent:

20150119913 - Safety scalpel: An ergonomically balanced safety scalpel that includes a pair of matched handle halves slidingly cooperative into a closed position and an open position. When in use, the handle halves are slidingly positioned in the closed position to expose the blade. The handle halves are slidingly repositioned relative to each other... Agent:

20150119914 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments: A surgical instrument comprising a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument further comprises an ultrasonic blade extending along the longitudinal axis. The ultrasonic blade is coupled to the transducer and comprises a body and a treatment region. The body comprises a proximal end, a... Agent:

20150119915 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments: A surgical instrument configured to be coupled to a transducer configured to produce vibrations. The surgical instrument comprises an end effector comprising an ultrasonic blade, a protective sheath, and outer tube and an aperture. The ultrasonic blade extends along a longitudinal axis of the end effector and is configured to... Agent:

20150119916 - Ultrasonic surgical instruments with moving cutting implement: In various embodiments, a surgical instrument for operation in an aqueous environment is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical instrument may include a hollow sheath and a blade disposed at least partially within the sheath. Coupled to the blade may be at least one ultrasonic transducer, which, in... Agent:

20150119919 - Drive shaft for a surgical tool: The present disclosure relates to a drive shaft for a surgical handpiece including a first prong and a second prong, wherein the first prong and the second prong are asymmetric. A surgical handpiece and a method of coupling a surgical handpiece and a cutting tool are also disclosed.... Agent:

20150119917 - Internal preservation fluid dispenser for endoscopic vessel harvester: An endoscopic vessel harvester includes a vessel keeper for capturing a target vessel within a tunnel that has been dissected along the target vessel. A cutter member cuts and cauterizes side branches while the target vessel is slidably captured in the vessel keeper. A spray nozzle carried by the vessel... Agent: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation

20150119918 - Medical instrument and method for pivoting such a medical instrument: A medical instrument for guiding a tool into an operating space including a shaft having first and second shaft segments connected to each other in an articulated manner, and an adjustment element arranged on one of the first and second shaft segments so as to be longitudinally movable along an... Agent:

20150119920 - Genetically-associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment: A method for treating a genetically associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. At least one implant is advanced into an airway of a lung having a genetically associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The at least one implant is delivered into the lung to increase tension of the lung and thereby improve... Agent:

20150119921 - Intragastric balloon retrieval systems and related methods: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a retrieval catheter assembly for retrieving an intragastric balloon may include a tubular member configured to pass through a wall of the intragastric balloon. The retrieval catheter assembly may also include a retrieval member coupled to the tubular member and movable between an... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150119922 - Adjustable length dilation balloon: The present invention relates to an adjustable length dilatation balloon catheter that includes a balloon catheter, a sheath that is slidably disposed around the balloon catheter, and an inverting tethering system that permits the selective adjustment of the exposed balloon length.... Agent:

20150119923 - Enhanced gripping features for nasal and paranasal sinus systems: A gripping system for use in treating the sinus cavity is described. The system includes a handle for single handed operation that includes access to the sinus cavity and treatment by dilation of an anatomical passageway within the ear, nose or throat. The handle contains a guide catheter or seeker... Agent:

20150119924 - Mechanically datachable vaso-occlusive device: A device for delivering an occlusive element includes an elongate pusher member having a lumen extending between distal and proximal ends. An elongate releasing member is slideably disposed within the lumen of the elongate pusher member. A retaining member is disposed on the distal end of the elongate pusher member... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150119926 - Tissue compression device with pressure indicator: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20150119925 - Tissue compression device with tension limiting strap retainer: Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20150119927 - Compliant surgical graspers and methods of making and using: This disclosure describes compliant graspers for use in endoscopic surgeries.... Agent:

20150119931 - Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices: The present invention provides an improved vascular occlusion device having improved flexibility and retention of the type fabricated from braided tubular metal fabric having an expanded preset configuration and an elongated collapsed reduced diameter configuration for delivery through a catheter to a treatment site and shaped to create an occlusion... Agent:

20150119930 - System and method for vessel access closure: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths... Agent:

20150119928 - Vasculature closure devices: Vasculature closure devices, and systems and methods for their use, are provided. In one embodiment, the vasculature closure device includes an expandable support frame deployable into a vessel through a puncture site and a sealing membrane at least partially supported by the expandable support frame. The support frame is positioned... Agent:

20150119929 - Vasculature closure methods: Vasculature closure devices, and systems and methods for their use, are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes deploying a vasculature closure device including a support frame and a sealing membrane into a vessel through a puncture site, wherein the support frame is in a collapsed configuration during deployment, and... Agent:

20150119932 - Endocutter with auto-feed buttress: Surgical apparatus may include a staple holder and a buttress positioned on the upper surface of the staple holder, where the staple holder is configured to fire multiple sets of staples, and where the buttress is advanceable between firings such that the staple holder is configured to deploy multiple sets... Agent:

20150119933 - Anchoring device: An anchoring device having an elongate body at a proximal portion, a distal portion of the elongate body forming a loop at a distal portion of the anchoring device. The loop further includes a plurality of anchors disposed along a surface thereof and the loop also including an end effector.... Agent:

20150119934 - System for providing surgical access: One embodiment is directed to a system for closing a wound created across a portion of a tissue structure, comprising a suture member having proximal and distal ends; an anchor member coupled to the distal end of the suture member; a tension retainer assembly releasably coupleable to the suture member;... Agent: Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.

20150119935 - Absorbable poly (p-dioxanone-co-glycolide) monofilament fibers possessing mid-term strength retention post-implantation: Novel absorbable monofilament sutures and fibers having unique and improved properties are disclosed including mid-term strength retention post-implantation. Also disclosed is a novel method of manufacturing absorbable monofilament sutures and fibers. The sutures and fibers are extruded from poly(p-dioxanone-co-glycolide) copolymers.... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20150119937 - Anchor: The present disclosure relates to an anchor. The anchor includes an outer member including a body having an inner cavity, wherein the inner cavity includes a proximal portion configured for receipt of a delivery device and a distal portion having area of increased diameter. The anchor also includes an inner... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20150119936 - Percutaneous tether locking: A tether-securing device is provided that includes a tubular element, which is shaped so as define a lateral wall that surrounds a lumen. The lateral wall is shaped so as to define a one-way locking opening. The tether-securing device further includes at least one tether, which (a) has at least... Agent:

20150119938 - Transverse fixation device for spinal fixation systems: A transverse fixation device is disclosed. The device includes one or more connecting bodies disposed substantially between two elongate rods. Each connecting body includes a receptacle that is capable of engaging with the two elongate rods. A c-ring comprising an outer surface having a spherical curvature is also included. A... Agent:

20150119939 - Systems and methods for spinal stabilization: Spinal stabilization systems are disclosed having spanning portions extending between and securable to pedicle screw assemblies, the spanning portions have stiffness characteristics that may be variable or selectively adjustable, and/or have non-linear behavior with respect to force versus distortion. Additionally, the systems may utilize a plurality of spanning portions in... Agent:

20150119940 - Cervical bone anchor with collet retainer and outer locking sleeve: A cervical polyaxial bone anchor includes a shank having an integral spherical head and a receiver having an upper channel for receiving a rod and a lower seat near a lower opening for receiving a closed retainer that includes a compressible upper portion engaged with the receiver seat and an... Agent:

20150119941 - Surgical connectors and instrumentation: Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward a system of apparatuses to correct spinal deformities along with associated surgical techniques. The apparatuses comprise passages or channels in which spinal rods of differing diameters may be secured to allow a surgeon to vary the diameter of rods used along the... Agent: Orthopediatrics Corp.

20150119942 - Splay control closure for open bone anchor: Open implant closure structures include a helically wound guide and advancement flange form having splay control surfaces. Multi-start closures and closures with inner set screws have splay control contours for interlocking with cooperating flange forms of bone anchor receivers. Flange form heights, thicknesses and other geometry, such as splay control... Agent:

20150119944 - Surgical implant for correction of hallux valgus or tailor's bunion: Methods and devices for correcting hallux valgus and tailor's bunion are disclosed. An implant includes a bone engaging feature on each end connected by an intermediate portion. The implant is configured to be positioned on the dorsal side of the metatarsals and stabilizes two adjacent metatarsals toward one another, thereby... Agent:

20150119943 - Systems and methods for securing a bone plate: A drill guide includes an outer body and an inner sleeve. The outer body defines a main bore. The outer body includes a tip extending therefrom, wherein the tip is coaxial with the main bore. The tip includes a plurality of deflectable leaves. The inner sleeve defines a receiving bore,... Agent:

20150119945 - Set screw to minimize splaying in pedicle screws: A bone screw assembly including a bone screw that has a head portion with a base, a pair of arms extending upwardly from the base, and an internally threaded slot defined by the pair of arms, and a screw portion extending downwardly from the base of the head portion. The... Agent:

20150119946 - Community orthopedic fixation device, system and method: An orthopaedic fixation system for closing a resection of a body part, including a plurality of anchors located on either side of a resection which separates a body part into adjacent portions, such that there are a set of first anchors on one side of the resection and a second... Agent: Jace Medical, LLC

  
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