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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/27/2014 > 104 patent applications in 67 patent subcategories.
20140058363 - Endoscopic surgical instrument: An articulating surgical instrument includes a case having a trigger handle, a sheath coupled to the case, a flexible bending section coupled to the sheath, an end effector removably attachable to the bending section, a set of cables that control position of the bending section, at least two motors coupled... Agent:
20140058364 - Jointed link structures exhibiting preferential bending, and related methods: In accordance with various exemplary embodiments of the present teachings, a surgical device can include a first pair of articulably coupled links, a second pair of articulably coupled links, and a tension member coupled to the first pair of links and the second pair of links such that altering tension... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140058365 - System and method for using compensating incisions in intrastromal refractive surgery: A system and method for performing intrastromal ophthalmic laser surgery requires Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) of stromal tissue without compromising Bowman's capsule (membrane). In detail, at least one singularly unique, intrastromal compensating incision is made relative to a defined axis of the eye. The location of this compensating incision... Agent:
20140058367 - Adaptive laser system for ophthalmic use: An adaptive laser system for ophthalmic use is provided. In another aspect, a relatively inexpensive laser is employed. In another aspect of the present system, non-linear optical imaging uses multiphoton fluorescences and/or second harmonic generation, to create three-dimensional mapping of a portion of the eye in combination with automated feedback... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University
20140058366 - Method for the treatment of cataract: A method and related apparatus to treat a cataract where the cataractous lens is pierced and the resulting opening is mechanically maintained using a lens system device such as a pinhole device, expandable tubular leas, a stent or similar small diameter device, some of which are capable of supporting a... Agent:
20140058368 - Forward firing flat tip surgical laser fiber assembly: A forward firing optical fiber assembly includes an optical fiber and a capillary tube. The optical fiber includes a substantially flat end face at a distal end of the optical fiber that extends in a plane substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the optical fiber. The capillary tube includes... Agent: Hogue Surgical, LLC
20140058369 - Cryo-ablation refrigerant distribution catheter: Described herein are methods and devices for performing ablation via a cryoablation catheter. An ablation catheter having a cyroablation chamber at its distal end can be used to achieve a uniform ablation band in or around the pulmonary veins. The cyrochamber can house a dispersion member in fluid communication with... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140058370 - Cryosurgical probe with adjustable sliding apparatus: A cryosurgical probe assembly including a cryosurgical probe having a shaft, an insulation element housed within the cryosurgical probe and being slideably repositionable relative to the shaft, and a fluid supply line having an inlet portion for connection to a cryogenic fluid source.... Agent: Endocare, Inc.
20140058371 - Methods and systems for accessing a pericardial space and preventing strokes arising from the left atrial appendage: The invention presents methods and systems for accessing a pericardial space and preventing strokes arising from a left atrial appendage (“LAA”) by achieving a complete occlusion of the LAA using an epicardial approach without creating a puckering of the LAA ostium. A complete occlusion of the LAA is desired because... Agent:
20140058372 - Treatment for renal failure: A method of increasing renal function in a patient operates by stimulation of perivascular sympathetic nerves found in the vicinity of the hepatic portal vein and the hepatic artery. The method can be used as a treatment for renal failure or chronic kidney disease. Alternatively, the method can be used... Agent:
20140058378 - Bipolar electrode probe for ablation monitoring: An electromagnetic surgical ablation system having a generator adapted to selectively provide surgical ablative energy to an ablation probe, and methods of operating same, are disclosed. The system includes a controller operatively coupled to the generator, and at least one tissue sensor probe operatively coupled to the controller. The at... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058380 - Catheter with remotely extendible instruments: A method for performing a surgical procedure within lungs of a patient. The method comprising the steps of providing a plurality of surgical instruments and providing a housing. Attaching a flexible, elongated shaft with distal and proximal ends to the housing. Engaging at least one working end to the distal... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058382 - Electrosurgical generator: An electrosurgical generator for generating radio frequency power, includes a radio frequency output stage having three or more output connections, and one or more sources of radio frequency output power coupled to the output stage. A controller causes the system to supply a first coagulating RF waveform to the output... Agent: Gyrus Medical Limited
20140058379 - Flow rate monitor for fluid cooled microwave ablation probe: A microwave ablation system includes an antenna assembly configured to deliver microwave energy from a power source to tissue and a coolant source operably coupled to the power source and configured to selectively provide fluid to the antenna assembly via a fluid path. The system also includes a controller operably... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058375 - High resolution map and ablate catheter: A medical system includes a medical probe including an elongated member having a distal end, a metallic electrode mounted to the distal end of the elongated member, and a plurality of microelectrodes embedded within, and electrically insulated from, the metallic electrode. A radio frequency (RF) ablation source is configured to... Agent:
20140058377 - Methods and apparatus for renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the onset of morphological changes that are affiliated with congestive... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
20140058374 - Multiple electrode rf ablation catheter and method: Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to radio frequency (RF) ablation catheters. The present subject matter provides an ablation catheter system including an ablation catheter, multiple RF electrodes positioned along a distal end of a catheter, an electrical stimulation generator, and a control circuit electrically connected... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140058376 - Renal nerve modulation devices with weeping rf ablation balloons: The disclosure pertains to an intravascular catheter, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon having an interior surface, an exterior surface, a lumen defined by the interior surface and a cylindrical wall extending between the interior surface and the exterior surface, the cylindrical... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140058373 - System and method of treating abnormal tissue in the human esophagus: An ablation catheter system and method of use is provided to endoscopically access portions of the human esophagus experiencing undesired growth of columnar epithelium. The ablation catheter system and method includes controlled depth of ablation features and use of either radio frequency spectrum, non-ionizing ultraviolet radiation, warm fluid or microwave... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058381 - Vessel sealing system: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue. The electrosurgical generator includes impedance sensing circuitry which measures impedance of tissue, a microprocessor configured to determine whether a tissue reaction has occurred as a function of a minimum impedance value... Agent: Covidien Ag
20140058383 - Location-based services: An apparatus comprises an external device for communication with an implantable device. The external device includes a communication circuit configured to receive a communication signal from at least one other device different from the implantable device, a locating circuit configured to determine a location of the external device using the... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20140058384 - Thermal feedback systems and methods of using the same: A system for providing feedback during an electrosurgical procedure on a target tissue is provided. The system includes an electrosurgical energy source; an electrode probe assembly connected to the electrosurgical energy source, wherein the electrode probe assembly includes at least one electrode assembly having a needle configured to deliver electrosurgical... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058385 - Vessel sealing system: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue. The electrosurgical generator includes impedance sensing circuitry which measures impedance of tissue, a microprocessor configured to determine whether a tissue reaction has occurred as a function of a minimum impedance value... Agent: Covidien Ag
20140058386 - Irrigated ablation catheter having irrigation ports with reduced hydraulic resistance: An irrigated ablation catheter includes a tip electrode with a thin shell and a plug to provide a plenum chamber. The tip electrode has an inlet of a predetermined size and noncircular shape, and outlets in the form of fluid ports formed in the thin shell wall. The plurality of... Agent:
20140058387 - System and method for probabilistic ablation planning: A system and method for ablation planning includes defining (502) shapes and sizes for one or more ablation volumes based on probability of treatment, and determining (510) a target volume to be treated. A procedure plan is provided (516) by determining a number and location of planned ablations within the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20140058388 - Surgical system for bonding body tissue and control method for said surgical system: A surgical system for bonding body tissue includes a surgical instrument having tool elements movable relative to each other, each of which includes an HF electrode defining a minimum distance from each other, being opposed to each other and facing each other in an approximating position of the tool elements... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20140058389 - Bone transport external fixation frame: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for manipulating the orientation of a plurality of bone fragments with respect to one another. A bone transport frame including first and second rings, a plurality of elongate struts, and a plurality of ring transport assemblies for orienting a first bone segment with respect... Agent: Stryker Trauma Sa
20140058391 - Intramedullary fixation system: An intramedullary fixation system is configured to be fixed to first and second bone segments that are separated by a defect. The system includes an intramedullary fixation member that includes first and second wire segments that are twisted about each other so as to define a plurality of intersections. A... Agent:
20140058390 - Rotary-rigid orthopaedic rod: Apparatus and method for repairing a fractured bone. The apparatus and methods may involve an intramedullary rod. The rod may include a first elongated member and a second elongated member. Each of the first and second elongated members may be configured to bend in a first direction and to resist... Agent: Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.
20140058392 - Implant system for bone fixation: An implant system for use in orthopaedic surgery for fixation of bone includes an intramedullary nail and a coupling unit. The intramedullary nail has a medial side, a lateral side and a proximal portion defining a longitudinal axis. The proximal portion includes a bore defining a first axis substantially parallel... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20140058393 - Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation: A system for performing surgery on a joint. The system includes a robotic subsystem and a navigation subsystem. The navigation subsystem provides the robotic subsystem, during the surgery, with information relating to positions of the bones associated with the joint thereby enabling separate tracking of the bones when the bones... Agent: Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC
20140058394 - Tissue disruption device and corresponding methods: A tissue disruption device (10) for deployment via a rigid conduit (100) includes a rotary tissue disruptor (12) insertable along the conduit with its axis of rotation (14) parallel to the direction of conduit elongation (16). An angular displacement mechanism allows selective displacement of the rotary tissue disruptor (12) such... Agent: Nlt Spine Ltd.
20140058395 - Trochlear resurfacing system and method: A system for repairing a defect on an articular surface of a patient's trochlear region, the system comprising a guide block comprising a body having an exterior surface configured to engage with the saddle portion and ridge portions of the patient's trochlear region, a protrusion extending generally from the body... Agent: Arthrosurface Incorporated
20140058465 - Apparatus for securing a spinal rod system: The present invention includes an apparatus for securing a spinal rod with an anchoring device, the apparatus including a tubular body defining a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end; a connecting element positioned within the tubular body and along the longitudinal axis, the connecting element engaged... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20140058464 - Bi-planar persuader: The present disclosure relates generally to surgical instruments for spinal surgery. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a bi-planar rod persuader for urging a spinal rod into a screw, and methods regarding the same. The bi-planar rod persuader may include an implant holder, which may also include a holding... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20140058466 - Surgical guiding tools and systems and methods of manufacturing surgical guiding tools: The present application relates to surgical guiding tools that may be used for guiding a surgical instrument during bone surgery. A surgical guiding tool may include a body including one or more clamps configured to attach the surgical guiding tool to one or more portions of the bone, wherein a... Agent: Materialise Nv
20140058396 - Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20140058397 - Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by... Agent: Conformis, Inc.
20140058398 - Surgical instrument used in artificial knee joint replacement surgery: A surgical instrument including a pre-cut trial mounted on a pre-cut line which is cut shallower than a genuine-cut line. The pre-cut trial is modeled after the genuine implant which is mounted on resected surfaces formed by performing genuine-cutting and comprised of an end resected surface, posterior and anterior resected... Agent: Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd.
20140058399 - Minimally invasive surgical applicator: The present invention provides a minimally invasive surgical applicator device. The device is useful in the application of bone wax during surgical procedures to halt or reduce bone bleeding. The device may be sterilized for re-use or may be made disposable.... Agent: Insight Surgical Instruments, LLC
20140058400 - Instruments and methods for inserting artificial intervertebral implants: Apparatus and methods for preparing a disc space and inserting an intervertebral disc implant therein are disclosed. Among the various instruments disclosed are a midline marker, a reference pin drill and insertion guide, a pin drill guide, a chisel guide, a sizer, a serrated broach, an implant dispenser, and an... Agent: Spinecore, Inc.
20140058402 - Endoluminal prosthesis and delivery device: A system for treating a body vessel may include a delivery device and a prosthesis retained on the delivery device. The prosthesis may include a main body and first and second legs each extending from the main body. The main body may include a lumen, and the first leg may... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20140058401 - Thoracoscopic instrument: Various embodiments relate to a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes a first handle member having a first handle portion and a first shaft portion; a first end member connected to the first handle member having a first instrument portion and a tab; a second end member connected to the... Agent: Wexler Surgical, Inc.
20140058403 - Specimen retrieval device: A specimen retrieval device is provided. The specimen retrieval device includes an applicator. A specimen retrieval pouch operably is disposed within the applicator and deployable therefrom. The specimen retrieval pouch defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and includes a closed bottom portion and an open upper portion. The closed bottom portion... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058404 - Articulating basket with simultaneous basket extension or basket retraction: A retrieval device is provided for retrieving stones, calculi, and other objects from a body. The device allows for a retrieval basket to be articulated and extended simultaneously. The device also allows for the basket to be articulated and retracted simultaneously.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20140058405 - Compound-shaped stylet for torque transmission: A medical stylet for guiding a lead includes a first elongate member for attachment of the lead to the target tissue, a second elongate member to reshape the lead. The first elongate member of the medical stylet includes a proximal end portion, and a distal end portion wherein the distal... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20140058408 - Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation: A method for robotic surgery on a joint using a robotic system and a navigation system. The robotic system includes a base, a plurality of arms, and a cutting tool. The navigation system tracks movement of bones associated with the joint during the surgery. Information related to tracked positions of... Agent: Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC
20140058407 - Robotic device and system software, hardware and methods of use for image-guided and robot-assisted surgery: Provided herein are systems, modules and methods of using the same for in-situ real time imaging guidance of a robot during a surgical procedure. The systems comprise a plurality of modules that intraoperatively link an imaging modality, particularly a magnetic resonance imaging modality, a medical robot and an operator thereof... Agent:
20140058406 - Robotic device and systems for image-guided and robot-assisted surgery: Provided herein are robotic systems, for example, MRI guided robots, for image-guided robot-assisted surgical procedures and methods for using the same to perform such surgical procedures on a patient. The robotic systems comprise a robotic manipulator device or global positioner, means for actuating the robotic manipulator or global positioner that... Agent:
20140058409 - Device for removing an item implanted underneath the skin: A tool for use in fixing the position of an implanted item beneath skin, comprises: a main body, a channel in the main body, the channel defining at least two gripping interfaces for engagement with the skin and around the implanted item, wherein the interfaces are positioned such that, when... Agent: Removaid As
20140058410 - Ligator and method of operating and manufacturing same: A device for discharging at least one band onto a tissue is provided. The device includes a housing; a suction assembly coupled to said housing; a dispensing assembly coupled in flow communication to said suction assembly; a discharge assembly coupled in flow communication to said dispensing assembly; and a first... Agent:
20140058411 - Surgical clip and clip manipulation device therefor: Some embodiments relate to a clip comprising: a base portion; first and second opposed arms coupled to the base portion; and first and second opposed jaws coupled to the respective first and second arms, the first and second opposed jaws each having an inwardly extending portion that extends towards the... Agent:
20140058412 - Apparatus for applying surgical clips: An apparatus for applying surgical clips has a body portion housing a clip stack and a pair of jaws supported at a distal end of the body portion. The body portion includes a camming member, a clip follower and a lockout member having a plurality of stop members. The lockout... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058413 - Micro sewing device: The present invention relates to micro-sewing devices, specifically a micro-sewing device for percutaneous, endoscopic, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures for suturing in small areas. The device allows for sewing-off and stitching in either direction, in very tight spaces.... Agent:
20140058414 - Suture delivery device: A suture-based vessel closure device can perform the dilation of an arteriotomy puncture and does not require previous dilation of the arteriotomy puncture by a separate device or by a procedural sheath dilator. The suture-based vessel closure device can place one or more sutures across the vessel access site such... Agent: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
20140058415 - Wound closure device including direct-driven needle: A suturing device includes a housing, a rod, a ferrule assembly, and a needle. The housing defines a guide lumen extending longitudinally therethrough. The rod is engaged with the housing and extends distally therefrom. The ferrule assembly is disposed at a distal end of the rod and is configured to... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058416 - Segmented hernia patch frame: A hernia repair prosthesis comprises a segmented frame forming a closed loop where a first segment comprises a helical hollow tube and a second segment comprises a solid strand. Both segments are preferably a metal exhibiting shape memory properties and the two segments are assembled with end portions of the... Agent:
20140058417 - Variable depth surgical fixation: The invention generally relates to devices for fastening a hernia mesh. The invention provides a surgical fastening device that includes a shaft with a fastener carrier disposed at least partially within the shaft, in which the carrier is configured to accept fasteners of a plurality of different sizes. Different sized... Agent:
20140058419 - Method of forming through hole: This tissue fastening apparatus is a tissue fastener for clamping first biological tissue and second biological tissue so as to be in close contact with each other, including: a first tissue fixation portion, made of an elastic wire wound in a coil, that is locked on the first biological tissue;... Agent:
20140058418 - Methods and devices for manipulating and fastening tissue: A tissue displacing and fastening device is provided for manipulating and fastening tissue together. The device includes a tissue displacing elements, which displaces tissue. A fold is formed from the displaced tissue and the tissue is fastened together to secure the fold.... Agent: Endogastric Solutions, Inc.
20140058420 - Implant, especially for the occlusion of bifurcation aneurysms: t
20140058421 - Anchoring device for anchoring a boring tool in a lumen or vessel: An anchoring device (1) for anchoring a boring tool (3) in a lumen (4) for boring through an occlusion (6) in the lumen (4) comprises an expandable element (18) adapted for securing to a balloon (12) of a balloon catheter (8) adjacent a distal end (7) thereof. The expandable element... Agent:
20140058423 - Atherectomy apparatus, systems and methods: Described here are devices and methods for performing atherectomies. Generally, the atherectomy devices may comprise a handle, a cutter assembly, and a catheter or catheter assembly therebetween. The cutter assembly may include a cutter housing and a cutter comprising a first cutting element and a second cutting element, each of... Agent: Atheromed, Inc.
20140058422 - Helically advancing constriction crossing mechanism and wire guide positioning method for performing percutaneous vascular procedures: A vascular procedure includes sliding a constriction crossing mechanism over a wire guide having a tip positioned at a proximal side of a constriction, and rotating a sheath of the mechanism about an axis relative another sheath of the mechanism. The method further includes helically engaging the sheaths, and guiding... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20140058424 - Novel microfabricated instruments and methods to treat recurrent corneal erosions: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a device and method for treating recurrent corneal erosion. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of contacting an epithelium layer of a cornea with an array of glass micro-rods including a plurality of sharp features having a length that penetrates a... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC
20140058425 - Manually operated surgical devices with operative portions formed of a see-through material: The disclosure is directed to a manually operated surgical device comprises a proximal control means portion for manually operating the device; and a see-through distal operative means portion operably coupled to the proximal control means, wherein the distal operative means portion is formed of a material that is different than... Agent:
20140058426 - Method of and apparatus for positioning and maintaining the position of endoscopic instruments: The present invention provides an apparatus for, and a method of, accurate positioning of endoscopic instruments. Accurate positioning of the instruments is accomplished through the inclusion of a steering ability within the device. After the endoscopic instrument is properly positioned, the present invention may use rapid exchange technology, soft locks,... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140058427 - Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades: An ultrasonic surgical instrument including an ultrasonically actuated blade or end effector having a treatment portion. The blade can define a central axis and at least one axis which is transverse to the central axis, wherein the transverse axis can lie within a plane which is perpendicular, or normal, to... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20140058428 - Twist-to-charge mechanism of lancing device: A lancing device includes a housing, a lancet carrier translational within the housing, a drive spring for propelling the lancet carrier through a translational lancing stroke, and a charging mechanism. The charging mechanism includes a first cam member that is rotatable relative to the housing, a second cam member that... Agent: Facet Technologies, LLC
20140058429 - Collapsible sheath and tapered dilator for tissue puncture access: A tissue puncture access assembly that includes a sheath and a dilator. The sheath is operable between an expanded position with a first maximum outer diameter, and a collapsed position with a second maximum outer diameter that is less than the first maximum outer diameter. The dilator is insertable through... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140058431 - Coring tool: The present invention related to a coring tool for preparing a core or opening through tissue and methods of use thereof. In one embodiment, the present invention include a coring tool including: (a) a frame having proximal and distal directions; (b) an operator interface element mounted to the frame and... Agent: Heartware, Inc.
20140058430 - Intranasal bone remodeling devices and their place in minimally invasive sinus procedures: A method is provided for accessing and treating at least one of a maxillary sinusitis, sphenoid sinusitis and frontal sinusitis. A perforation is created in an uncinate via an anterior keyhole. A position of an MSO is verified using a probe. The probe is used to verify dimensions of the... Agent:
20140058432 - Instruments and methods for forming a cavity: A cavity creating device having a cavity creating axis is introduced through a percutaneous access path into a cancellous bone volume, e.g., within a vertebral body. The cavity creating device is manipulated to form a cavity in the cancellous bone volume. The manipulation includes deflecting the cavity creating device along... Agent: Kyphon Sarl
20140058433 - Bronchial isolation devices for placement in short lumens: Methods and devices are adapted for regulating fluid flow to and from a region of a patient's lung, such as to achieve a desired fluid flow dynamic to a lung region during respiration and/or to induce collapse in one or more lung regions. Pursuant to an exemplary procedure, an identified... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation
20140058436 - Blood flow disruption devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects: A blood flow disruption device for embolizing blood flowing into a vascular defect between a proximal vascular segment and a distal vascular segment, wherein the device includes a porous inner flow disruption element configured to extend through the defect between the proximal vascular segment and the distal vascular segment, whereby... Agent: Sequent Medical, Inc.
20140058435 - Implant delivery and release system: A medical implant deployment system for placing an implant at a preselected site within a vessel, duct or body lumen of a mammal comprising a reloadable deployment system includes a mechanical coupling assembly at the distal end of a delivery member, having an extended configuration in which the coupling assembly... Agent:
20140058434 - Releasable device system: A medical implant deployment system for placing an implant at a preselected site within a vessel, duct or body lumen of a mammal. The reusable deployment system includes a mechanical coupling assembly at the distal end of a positioning member, having a first configuration in which the coupling assembly distal... Agent:
20140058437 - Removable embolus blood clot filter: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20140058440 - Balloon bailout and bioadhesive delivery device for suture based closure and methods: A vascular closure assembly is configured to seal a vascular puncture in a vessel. The vascular closure assembly includes a balloon location device and a sealant delivery device. The balloon location device includes an inflation tube and an inflatable balloon positioned at a distal end of the inflation tube and... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140058441 - Bioadhesive mixing and delivery device and methods: A tissue puncture closure device includes a delivery member, a handle assembly, and a sealant cartridge. The delivery member includes a sealant lumen and is insertable into a tissue puncture. The handle assembly is mounted to a proximal end of the delivery member and includes a cartridge chamber and a... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140058438 - Carrier tubes for closure devices: A deployment device having a carrier tube, for bringing a sealing plug into position within a puncture tract or incision and deploying the sealing plug within the incision or puncture tract, towards the outer surface of a tissue puncture, is provided. The carrier tube is designed to facilitate easier deployment... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140058439 - Sealing mechanism for closure devices: A deployment device for bringing a sealing plug into position within a puncture tract or incision, and bringing an anchor into position adjacent a tissue puncture, is provided. The deployment device is designed to facilitate easier positioning of the sealing plug, wherein a separate tamping tool is not required. The... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140058442 - Sealant storage, preparation, and delivery systems and related methods: A bioadhesive sealant storage and preparation system may comprise a plurality of containers and an adapter. The plurality of containers may comprise a first container having a first bioadhesive sealant component therein, and a second container having a second bioadhesive sealant component therein. The adapter may comprise a manifold comprising... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140058443 - Vascular wound closure device and method: A method and apparatus for closing a vascular wound includes an apparatus that can be threaded over a guidewire into place at or adjacent the wound. The apparatus includes a chamber that encloses a hemostatic material therein. When the apparatus is positioned adjacent the wound as desired, the hemostatic material... Agent: Loma Linda University Medical Center
20140058444 - Devices for securely closing tissue openings with minimized scarring: Devices, tools, systems, kits and methods for closing a tissue opening non-invasively are presented. The devices include a tissue closure device that reliably induces eversion of tissue edges that define a tissue opening. The devices may be used in combination with an applicator tool to provide easy and uniform apposition... Agent: Wadsworth Medical Technologies, Inc.
20140058445 - High tension suture anchor: The present invention describes a bio-medically compatible gripping device capable of radial collapse in accordance with the shrinkage of a nylon or other polymeric material cored surgical cable undergoing tension while maintaining a firm grip throughout the process. It provides a gripping device capable of maintaining a grip on the... Agent:
20140058446 - Spinal implant system: A spinal implant system and method of assembling the system. The system includes an implant, an integral holder/connector to grasp the implant and to connect to a plate before the assembly is inserted into a patient.... Agent:
20140058449 - Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use: Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the kit independently of... Agent:
20140058448 - Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits: The invention discloses methods, devices, systems and kits for repairing, replacing and/or augmenting natural facet joint surfaces and/or facet capsules. An implantable facet joint device of one embodiment comprises a cephalad facet joint element and a caudal facet joint element. The cephalad facet joint element includes a member adapted to... Agent:
20140058447 - Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use: Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the kit independently of... Agent:
20140058450 - Spinal correction system and method: A spinal construct comprises a first member defining a longitudinal axis and extending between a first end and a second end being offset relative to the longitudinal axis. A second member defines a longitudinal axis and extends between a first end and a second end being offset relative to the... Agent:
20140058451 - Polyaxial screw: The present invention generally is directed toward a spinal fixation system whereby a coupling element allows the physician to selectively lock or unlock either the connection between the coupling element and a fastener, such as to allow for repositioning of the coupling element, or the connection between the coupling element... Agent:
20140058452 - Polyaxial screw: The present invention generally is directed toward a spinal fixation system whereby a coupling element allows the physician to selectively lock or unlock either the connection between the coupling element and a fastener, such as to allow for repositioning of the coupling element, or the connection between the coupling element... Agent:
20140058454 - Multi-axial connection system: A system and method for a multi-axial connection of an apparatus to bone. The system may include a fastener inserted into a body and a head of the fastener held within a chamber of the body through a combination of a retention ring, a pressure cap, a rod, and a... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
20140058453 - Prosthetic ligament having a helical bone fastener: s
20140058455 - Bone fixation system: A bone fixation system has a bone implant with an implant body. The implant body defines an upper surface, a bone-facing surface spaced from the upper surface along a transverse direction, and at least one aperture defined by an inner wall. A bone fixation element is configured for insertion at... Agent:
20140058456 - Distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress: A distal volar fixation plate includes a body portion and a head portion angled upwards relative to the body portion. The head portion includes a lower surface, a central portion, a radial side and an ulnar side. The head portion defines a buttress portion extends greater distally on the ulnar... Agent: Biomet C.v.
20140058457 - Anchor-in-anchor system: An anchor-in-anchor fixation system is provided for securing underlying structure, such as bone. The fixation system includes a linkage that defines first and second bores, a first bone anchor having a shaft for fixation to underlying bone, and a head that is configured to attach to the linkage in the... Agent:
20140058459 - Pedicle screw fixation system and method for use of same: A pedicle screw fixation system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tulip is provided for holding a head of a pedicle screw substantially along a longitudinal axis. The tulip includes opposing first and second U-shaped receiving slots aligned along a transverse axis. A... Agent: Eminent Spine LLC
20140058458 - Polyaxial screw assembly: A polyaxial screw assembly includes a pedicle screw, a coupling, an insert, and a housing. The pedicle screw includes a shank having a helical thread formed thereon and a head at one end. The coupling is positioned on top the pedicle screw and releasably engages portions of the head. The... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20140058460 - Orthopedic fastener device: An orthopedic structure includes a method for making a threaded fastener with thread geometry and leading edge geometry which provides greater precision during installation. Specifically, thread pitch and tooth profiles are independently variable. A leading portion of the fastener advances bone shards forward of the forward of the fastener to... Agent:
20140058461 - Fenestrated bone screw: Improved bone screws are provided. The bone screws comprise a head portion that is connected to a shaft portion. The shaft portion can comprise one or more fenestrations that extend along a length of the screw. The fenestrations can be straight, or they can include angled bends and arcuate curves.... Agent:
20140058462 - Hammer toe implant with expansion portion for retrograde approach: An implant for fusing adjacent bones is disclosed. The implant includes an elongate threaded member and a flexible portion extending from the elongate threaded member. The flexible portion includes a plurality of prongs configured to be reversibly compressed toward an axis defined by the elongate threaded member.... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20140058463 - Bone anchoring device: A bone anchoring device includes a receiving part for receiving a rod, the receiving part has a first bore coaxial with a longitudinal axis and a second bore, and an anchoring element having a first end for insertion into the bone and a second end positionable within a second bore,... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg02/20/2014 > 86 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories.
20140052112 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument comprising a handle assembly, a body, a tool assembly and an articulation assembly is disclosed. The articulation mechanism includes a receptacle, and a main shaft. A lower clutch is fixedly positioned within the receptacle and has a serrated portion including a plurality of serrations. An upper clutch... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140052113 - Instrument system and procedure for phacoemulsification: An instrument system for phacoemulsification includes a femto- or picosecond laser device configured to dissect a lens of a patient's eye into lens fragments, open an anterior capsule of the lens of the eye, and make an incision in the eyeball so as to provide access to the lens of... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20140052114 - Hybrid catheter for endoluminal intervention: A device for resecting undesired tissue from an inner wall of a body cavity, the device having a tip section in a shape of a cylinder's sector, the tip section comprising: a plurality of optical fibers located along an inner surface of the tip section and configured to transmit laser... Agent: Eximo Medical Ltd.
20140052115 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle, a housing sleeve, a first portion of the housing sleeve having a first stiffness, a second portion of the housing sleeve having a second stiffness, an actuation control of the handle, an optic fiber disposed in an inner bore... Agent:
20140052116 - Thermal cautery surgical forceps: A portable, thermal cauterizing forceps device for use in surgery. The device incorporates a pair of ceramic heater elements mounted within the tips of the tines of a forceps. The forceps is used to grasp tissue or blood vessels and apply heat to effect cauterization. The forceps instrument can incorporate... Agent: Garrett Technologies
20140052117 - Low profile fluid enhanced ablation therapy devices and methods: Low profile devices and methods for delivering fluid enhanced ablation therapy are provided herein. In one embodiment, an ablation device is provided that includes an elongate body having proximal and distal ends, an inner lumen extending therethrough and at least one outlet port formed therein and configured to deliver fluid... Agent: Thermedical, Inc.
20140052118 - Catheters and methods for intracardiac electrical mapping: A method and system capable of identifying ectopic foci, rotors, or conduction pathways involved in reentrant arrhythmias within cardiac tissue, and then treating identified ectopic foci, rotors, and/or pathways with either lethal or sub-lethal temperatures. The system includes a medical device having one or more mapping elements and one or... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20140052119 - Electrophysiology catheter design: The present invention relates to a method, device, and system for improved mapping and/or ablation of a tissue. The device may generally include an elongate body and a distal assembly affixed to the elongate body that includes a treatment electrode having a conductive mapping region and a selectively conductive ablation... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20140052120 - Electrophysiology catheter design: A device and system for mapping and/or ablation wherein conductive portions of the electrodes and insulated portions of the electrode are composed of the same material. The system may generally include a medical device coupled to a console, the device including a distal assembly positionable at or near a target... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20140052125 - Flexible microwave catheters for natural or artificial lumens: A method for implementing a microwave ablation waveguide, that includes selecting a lumen adapted to convey a fluid and formed from living biological tissue, introducing an elongate inner conductor into the lumen, positioning at least a portion of the elongate inner conductor within the lumen such that a longitudinal axis... Agent: Coviden Lp
20140052122 - Hepatic neuromodulation methods: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a subject having diabetes or symptoms associated with diabetes is provided. The method includes delivering a neuromodulation catheter within a vessel (e.g., hepatic artery) having surrounding nerves that innervate the liver (e.g., sympathetic nerves of the hepatic plexus). The method may also... Agent: Metavention, Inc.
20140052123 - Method and system for varying output intensity of energy applied to an electrosurgical probe: An electrosurgical system is capable of selectively varying the power applied to an electrosurgical probe, without interruption or discontinuity, in a variable mode or providing a constant coagulation power value to the probe. In a fixed mode, power to the electrosurgical probe must be discontinued to change the power level... Agent: Stryker Corporation
20140052121 - Modulation of nerves that innervate the liver: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a subject having diabetes or symptoms associated with diabetes is provided. The method includes delivering a neuromodulation catheter within a vessel (e.g., hepatic artery) having surrounding nerves that innervate the liver (e.g., sympathetic nerves of the hepatic plexus). The method may also... Agent: Metavention, Inc.
20140052124 - 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: Covidien Lp
20140052126 - Electrosurgical devices and methods: An electrosurgical system may generally first and second electrodes coupled to an energy source operative to generate and deliver pulses of a biphasic radio frequency (RF) waveform to treat undesirable tissue in a patient. The pulses may induce non-thermal cell death in the patient's tissue while causing no or minimal... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20140052127 - Method for treating complex rhythm disorders: A method of treating a complex rhythm disorder of a human heart includes identifying a region of a wall of the heart having an activation trail that is rotational or radially emanating, where the activation trail is indicative of the complex rhythm disorder and is based on activation times associated... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20140052128 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members. One (or both) of the first and second 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... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140052129 - Surgical instrument including inductively coupled accessory: A surgical instrument system includes a surgical instrument, a power supply, and an accessory. The surgical instrument has a first induction device positioned therein. The accessory is selectively operably couplable to the surgical instrument. The accessory includes a second induction device that is inductively coupled with the first induction device... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140052131 - Electrosurgical pencil: An electrosurgical pencil adapted to receive an electrode controllable by an electrical signal for performing surgical operations. This pencil includes a housing, a circuit, and a switch that is activatable from outside the housing for closing the circuit. The housing receives the electrode. The circuit is a flexible circuit and... Agent: Cimpax Aps
20140052130 - Matrix router for surgical ablation: A matrix router with frequency switching is provided having an energy source electrically connected to a plurality of interface ports. A switching device is provided between the energy source and the plurality of switches. One of the plurality of interface ports includes a paired electrode interface port for the connection... Agent: Atricure, Inc.
20140052132 - Implant insertion device with continuously adjustable targeting assembly: An implant insertion device including a body having a first portion for coupling to a proximal end of an intramedullary rod and a second portion extending in a spaced position from the intramedullary rod in the vicinity of an aperture in a proximal end of the rod when the rod... Agent: Anthem Orthopaedics Van, LLC
20140052133 - Systems and methods for installing and removing an expandable polymer: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for installing shape memory polymers relative to orthopedic implants.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20140052134 - Limb lengthening apparatus and methods: Embodiments of the invention include implantable apparatus including a magnet and related methods that can be used to lengthen the limbs of a subject. In an embodiment, the invention includes a limb lengthening apparatus including a magnet and a piston having a lengthwise axis, the magnet oriented so as to... Agent:
20140052135 - Limited-use tool system and method of reprocessing: A system of limited-use, battery-operated orthopedic power tools, having data collection modules for recording performance characteristics and data analysis modules with algorithms for performing analysis of performance characteristics and providing recommendations for preventative maintenance and repairs.... Agent:
20140052197 - Spinal implant system and method: An extender comprises an inner member including a wall defining a thread form and at least one extension defining a first axial cavity and a second axial cavity, each cavity including first, second and third portions. An outer member includes an actuator and at least one arm having projections disposable... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20140052136 - Patient-specific trial repositioning block: A patient specific trial repositioning block is disclosed which extends the know operating technique using patient-specific cutting blocks by virtue of the fact that the soft-tissue situation or ligament tension conditions can be checked and corrected intraoperatively. The trial repositioning block can be dimensioned according to the tibia structure and... Agent:
20140052137 - Patient-matched acetabular alignment tool: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for aligning acetabular implants. A patient-matched acetabular alignment tool is used to orient tools and implants intraoperatively. The patient-matched acetabular alignment tool includes a mounting member and leg members which are configured based on the particular patient's anatomic landmark sites (e.g., acetabular bony landmarks).... Agent: Smith & Nephew. Inc.
20140052138 - Bone screw and washer insertion tool: The insertion tool and pusher system of the present invention includes a bone screw having a head and a shaft. An annular washer is adapted to be mounted on the bone screw shaft. An insertion tool having a longitudinally extending shaft with an axial bore therethrough is provided for receiving... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh
20140052139 - Derotation apparatus for treating spinal irregularities: Treatment of spinal irregularities, including, in one or more embodiments, derotation apparatus and systems that can be used to reduce the rotation of vertebral bodies. Derotation apparatus that may comprise a tube assembly comprising an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve disposed over the inner sleeve. The inner sleeve may... Agent:
20140052141 - Phacoemulsification hook tip: In various embodiments, a phacoemulsification cutting tip with a straight shaft and an angled portion off of the straight shaft may include a hook on the angled portion to move an axis of rotation of the cutting tip closer to alignment with an extended centerline of the shaft. The cutting... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.
20140052140 - Positioning device for eye surgery and procedures: The invention provides a positioning device for use in an examination, procedure or surgery of the eye. The positioning device includes an incurvate body with an upper peripheral edge having a first arc length, a lower peripheral edge having a second arc length, and a curved lateral portion therebetween. The... Agent:
20140052142 - Retrieval device: An endoscopic device for retrieving an object from within a human body is disclosed. The device includes a support assembly, a transmitting assembly, a wire, and a net element. The support assembly has a base and a tubular member. The transmitting assembly includes a handle and a motion transmitting link... Agent: U.s. Endoscopy Group, Inc.
20140052144 - General uterine manipulator and system: A general uterine manipulator (10) incorporates an elongated hollow tube (12) defining an internal passage (14). Tube (12) has opposite first and second ends (16) and (18), formed with internal threads T1 and T2; and a smooth continuous outer surface (20) of constant outer diameter. A first fitting comprising a... Agent:
20140052143 - Vaginal manipulator head with tissue index and head extender: A vaginal manipulator includes a head with a tissue index, a door, and a head extender that are attached to the head. The head has an anterior side opposite a posterior side. The tissue index has a first arm that is slidingly engaged with a first groove formed in a... Agent: Coloplast A/s
20140052146 - Electrohydraulic lithotripsy probe and electrical source for an electrohydraulic lithotripsy probe: A lithotripter probe system including an invasive lithotripter tip and an electrical source for the lithotripter tip are disclosed. The lithotripter tip includes a first and second electrode positioned on the lithotripter tip such that an electric arc between the ends of the first and second electrodes causes a shockwave... Agent:
20140052147 - Low profile electrodes for an angioplasty shock wave catheter: Described herein are low-profile electrodes for use with an angioplasty shockwave catheter. A low-profile electrode assembly may have an inner electrode, an insulating layer disposed over the inner electrode such that an opening in the insulating layer is aligned with the inner electrode, and an outer electrode sheath disposed over... Agent: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
20140052145 - Shock wave catheter system with arc preconditioning: A shock wave catheter system and method produces a shock wave with reduced energy. The system includes a catheter and a power source. The catheter has an elongated carrier and a balloon about the carrier in sealed relation thereto. The balloon is arranged to receive a fluid therein that inflates... Agent: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
20140052148 - Cochlear implant electrode assembly insertion tool: An insertion tool having an insertion guide tube that maintains a perimodiolar or other pre-curved electrode assembly in a substantially straight configuration while preventing the electrode assembly from twisting in response to stresses induced by the bias force which urges the assembly to return to its pre-curved configuration. This generally... Agent:
20140052149 - Hip replacement navigation system and method: In another embodiment, a hip joint navigation jig is provided that includes an anatomical interface comprising a bone engagement portion. A registration jig is also provided that is coupled, e.g., removeably, with the anatomical interface. A rotatable member is provided for rotation about an axis that is not vertical when... Agent: Orthalign, Inc.
20140052150 - Method for presenting force sensor information using cooperative robot control and audio feedback: A system and method for cooperative control of surgical tool includes a tool holder for receiving a surgical tool adapted to be held by a robot and a surgeon, a sensor for detecting a force based on operator input and/or tool tip forces, a controller for limiting robot velocity based... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20140052153 - Movable surgical mounting platform controlled by manual motion of robotic arms: Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include kinematic linkage structures and associated control systems configured to facilitate preparation of the system for use. One or more kinematic linkage sub-systems may include joints that are actively driven, passive, or a mix of both, and may employ a set-up mode in... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140052151 - Phantom degrees of freedom for manipulating the movement of surgical systems: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing minimally invasive surgery through an aperture of a patient. In accordance with a method, parameters are received from an input device associated with a surgeon, the parameters indicating a desired state of an end effector of a surgical instrument oriented through the aperture. The... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140052152 - Phantom degrees of freedom in joint estimation and control: Methods, apparatus, and systems for operating a surgical system. In accordance with a method, a position of a surgical instrument is measured, the surgical instrument being included in a mechanical assembly having a plurality of joints and a first number of degrees of freedom, the position of the surgical instrument... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140052156 - Roll-pitch-roll surgical tool: A robotic surgical tool includes an elongate shaft having a working end and a shaft axis. The proximal end of a wrist member is pivotally mounted on the working end of the shaft to rotate around a first pitch axis to produce rotation in first pitch. An end effector is... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20140052155 - Systems and methods for cancellation of joint motion using the null-space: Devices, systems, and methods for cancelling movement one or more joints of a tele-surgical manipulator to effect manipulation movement of an end effector. Methods include calculating movement of joints within a null-perpendicular space to effect desired end effector movement while calculating movement of one or more locked joints within a... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140052154 - User initiated break-away clutching of a surgical mounting platform: Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include kinematic linkage structures and associated control systems configured to facilitate preparation of the system for use. One or more kinematic linkage sub-systems may include joints that are actively driven, passive, or a mix of both. A set-up mode employs an intuitive user... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140052157 - Endoscopic surgical clip applier: An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue has a handle portion; a body extending distally from the handle portion; a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the body; and a jaw assembly mounted adjacent a distal end portion of the body. The jaw assembly includes first and... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140052158 - Implantable support attachment system and assembly: A method of intracorporeally suturing a patient includes engaging tissue with a suturing head retaining a needle, forming an opening in the tissue with the needle, and pushing the needle into a through-bore formed in a capsule that is attached to a leading end of a suture and pulling the... Agent: Coloplast A/s
20140052159 - Suturing device for treament of pelvic floor disorders: The invention relates to a suturing device used to place sutures inside the human body during various medical procedures. The suturing device includes an elongate body member, a needle deployment mechanism and a needle receiving portion. The elongate body member has a distal portion that defines an opening. The needle... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140052160 - Open surgery anastomosis device, system, and method: A medical device, system and method tor an open surgical procedure configured to couple, for example, open ends of anatomical structures. The system includes an expandable tubular structure and inflatable balloon positioned within the tubular structure. The tubular structure includes a lateral opening defined in a wall of the tubular... Agent:
20140052161 - Devices and systems for thrombus treatment: A thrombus treatment device includes a support wire, a body frame portion that is disposed about an axis defined by the support wire, one or more tethers that each have a first end and a second end, and a filter element extending from the body frame portion. Each of the... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20140052162 - Medical device having a lattice structure and treatment system having such a lattice structure: Medical device having compressible and expandable, circular cylindrical lattice structure, which includes circumferential segments having closed cells. The cells are bounded by four respective webs, which are coupled to each other and every two oppositely arranged webs to form a web pair. The webs of a first pair have a... Agent: Acandis Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140052163 - Earwax cleaner: An earwax cleaner includes a bag-shaped holding portion and a soft earwax picking sleeve. The rear section of the bag-shaped holding portion is provided with a resilient bag-shaped body, and the front section is a pipe with an opening. The earwax picking sleeve has a reduced mouth at the distal... Agent:
20140052164 - Instrument for treating an ocular disorder: An instrument for removing debris from an eye during the treatment of an ocular disorder has a swab and a rigid member. The swab includes a tip portion sized to provide access to the debris on an eyelid of the eye. The rigid member has a distal end portion affixed... Agent: Rysurg, LLC
20140052165 - Interchangeable surgical scalpel: A cutting knife allows multiple different blade tips to be removably attached to a handle. The handle may be a pen-type handle that uses an activation button to move a spring-loaded plunger between an extended and a retracted position, typically using a cam and cam follower. The interchangeable blade tips... Agent:
20140052166 - Suprapubic safety cannula: The present invention relates to a cannula for puncturing body cavities, comprising an inner and an outer longitudinally cut sleeve with proximal and distal ends. The inner sleeve is arranged within the outer sleeve so as to be longitudinally displaceable and rotatable within the outer sleeve such that the longitudinal... Agent:
20140052167 - Method of preparing regenerated hair follicle germ for transplantation in which hair color is controlled, composition including regenerated hair follicle germ for transplantation, and method of transplanting regenerated hair follicle germ: A method for producing a regenerative hair follicle germ for transplantation, in which a color of hair that grows after transplantation is controlled, includes preparing a first cell mass containing mesenchymal cells; preparing a second cell mass containing epithelial cells; preparing a cell mass containing pigment stem cells; binding the... Agent: Organ Technologies Inc.
20140052168 - Methods of using in situ hydration of hydrogel articles for sealing or augmentation of tissue or vessels: Pharmaceutically acceptable hydrogel polymers of natural, recombinant or synthetic origin, or hybrids thereof, are introduced in a dry, less hydrated, or substantially deswollen state and rehydrate in a physiological environment to undergo a volumetric expansion and to affect sealing, plugging, or augmentation of tissue, defects in tissue, or of organs.... Agent: Incept, LLC
20140052169 - Anti-arrhythmia devices and methods of use: An apparatus and method of use are disclosed for treating, preventing and terminating arrhythmias. In particular, the apparatus is implantable within or on various tissues and structures and is used to prevent or block conduction of aberrant impulses. A variety of methods of the present invention may be used to... Agent: Syntach Ag
20140052170 - Embolism protection device: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for protecting a subject from embolisms during TAVI percutaneous valve procedures, coronary bypass surgery and heart valve surgery. Various embodiments include an intravascular embolism protection device that includes an elongated, compliant frame made from a material having a shape-memory function, and a mesh material... Agent:
20140052174 - Devices and methods for closure of a patent foramen ovale: The present invention provides devices and methods for closing a physical anomaly comprising two overlapping layers of tissue, such as a patent foramen ovale (“PFO”). A PFO is comprised of two overlapping layers of malformed interatrial septa, the septum primum and the septum secundum, that form a tunnel between the... Agent: Cardiotulip LLC
20140052172 - Flexible tamping member: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for sealing a puncture or incision formed percutaneously in tissue separating two internal portions of the body of a living being with an anchor, a sealing plug and a filament connecting the anchor and sealing plug. The methods and apparatus provide for a compaction device... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140052173 - Perivascular leak repair system: The perivascular leak repair system, and method of using the same, of the present invention provides a sealant reservoir 102 with a repair catheter 104 operably attached; a flow control device 106 disposed between the sealant reservoir 102 and the repair catheter 104, and the flow control device 106 responsive... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
20140052171 - Vascular closure device anchor: A bioresorbable anchor for deployment in a live body, in one embodiment the anchor comprises an inner anchor made of a first bioresorbable material and an outer anchor made of a second bioresorbable material, wherein the outer anchor envelops the inner anchor. In another embodiment, the anchor comprises a base... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140052175 - High strength suture with absorbable core and suture anchor combination: A novel high tensile strength semi-absorbable composite suture with minimized non-absorbable mass. The suture has a core made from a bioabsorbable polymer. The core is covered by a braided sheath. The braided sheath is made from an absorbable yarn and a bioabsorbable yarn. The bioabsorbable yarn is made from a... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC
20140052176 - Bone plate suture anchor: A suture anchor insert comprising a body configured to be inserted into a hole in a bone plate. The body has a proximal end, a distal end, a length extending between the proximal and distal ends and substantially corresponding to a thickness of a bone plate, a sidewall, at least... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20140052177 - Method and apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone: A method and apparatus including at least one anchor and at least one suture assembly. The anchor comprising a body and a suture capture element formed in the body for attaching at least one suture to the anchor The suture capture element being configured so as to permit the suture... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20140052178 - Self-cinching soft anchors: Suture constructs and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs. The suture construct is a soft anchor which is self-cinching and has the ability to compress from a first, extended, uncompressed position to a second, folded or compressed position. The soft anchor may have a tubular/sleeve/sheath shape and may be... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20140052179 - Soft anchors with soft eyelets: Soft anchor constructs and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs. The soft anchors may be knotted or knotless constructs. The soft anchors include a body formed of various soft materials (including, but not limited to, suture) and provided in various shapes and configurations that confer the anchors the ability... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20140052181 - Modular occipital plate: A system and associated method are provided for mechanically fixating a region of a skull to a portion of a spine. A plate is provided to contact a region of a skull and be secured thereto. A spinal rod is configured to extend from a location adjacent the plate to... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
20140052180 - Spinal implant system and method: An extender comprises an outer member including a lateral opening, first and second extensions defining first and second axial cavities, the axial cavities including a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. An inner member includes a body defining a tab, first and second arms having first and... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20140052182 - Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use: Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the kit independently of... Agent:
20140052183 - Posterior spine attachment device for hardware and paraspinal musculature: Devices, kits, and methods for stabilizing the spine and replacing spinous processes removed during spine surgery are provided. The device has a suitable configuration to attach to both spine surgery hardware and to the paraspinal muscles and fascia. The device contains a muscle attachment portion, one or more connectors, and... Agent: Freesetec Corporation
20140052184 - Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve: A dynamic fixation medical implant having at least two bone anchors includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having an elongate+ core and an outer sleeve. The core is of one-piece construction, elastic, and includes end portions for attachment to the bone anchors. The outer sleeve may include compression grooves. The... Agent:
20140052185 - Dynamic spine stabilizers: Treatment of spinal irregularities, including, in one or more embodiments, dynamic spine stabilizers and systems that can be used to stabilize one or more motion segments in a patient's spine. Spine stabilization systems may comprise a first bone fastener configured to attach the spine stabilization system to a first vertebra.... Agent:
20140052186 - Modulated constraining apparatus and methods of use: A constraining apparatus includes a constraining structure that captures a first and a second anatomical structure. A motion limiting member coupled with the constraining structure is adapted to provide a force resistant to relative movement of the first anatomical structure away from the second anatomical structure. A regulating member is... Agent: Simpirica Spine, Inc.
20140052188 - Apparatus for occipital-cervical fixation enabling supplemental occipital bone fixation: An apparatus for stabilization of a patient's head relative to the patient's neck joint includes an occi-cervical base member having a “C”-shaped central part and first and second attachment rods respectively connected to and extending transversely from free ends of the central part. An occiput attachment has a first end... Agent:
20140052187 - Spinal implant system and method: An extender comprises a first extension including a first wall and extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The first wall defines an axial cavity including a distal portion, at least one ramp and a proximal portion. A second extension includes a projection. The projection is disposable in... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20140052190 - Anchoring element for use in spine or bone surgery, methods for use and production thereof: A shaft for anchoring in a vertebra or bone section is connected to a receiving part which serves to connect to a rod having a pre-determined diameter (D). The receiving part provides a U-shaped recess, forming a channel for the reception of the rod, and two legs. The legs are... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140052189 - Pivoting spinal fixation devices: Disclosed embodiments relate to connector systems comprising a linking element, a rod connection element partially received in the linking element. In an embodiment, the rod connection element is operable to rotate about the first longitudinal axis relative to the linking element. A fastener is operable to be received in the... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
20140052191 - Derotation apparatus for treating spinal irregularities: Treatment of spinal irregularities, including, in one or more embodiments, derotation apparatus and systems that can be used to reduce the rotation of vertebral bodies. Derotation apparatus that may comprise a tube assembly comprising an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve disposed over the inner sleeve. The inner sleeve may... Agent:
20140052194 - Articulating tool and methods of using: Disclosed are embodiments of an articulating tool having a head that articulates and is capable of maintaining an angle for drilling or placing a fastener into a bone. The articulating tool includes a housing, an articulating head, a rotatable drive shaft, and a driver tip connected to the distal shaft... Agent: Charles River Engineering Solutions And Technologies, LLC
20140052193 - Orthopedic implant in the form of a plate to be fixed between two bone parts: The invention relates to a plate fixed between two bone parts by way of screws engaged in holes formed in the thickness of said plate. The plate comprises an angled member or rib which is inclined according to an angle of between about 30° and 60° in relation to the... Agent: Memometal Technologies
20140052192 - Trochanter attachment device: A trochanter attachment device can include a plate for attachment to an inner portion of a greater trochanter of a femur, a collar for attaching the plate to a hip implant, and a fastener for securing the collar to a hip implant. The trochanter attachment device can include a groove... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20140052195 - Bone fixation assembly: A bone fixation assembly comprises a tulip-shaped assembly and a bone fixation device such as a surgical or pedicle screw, comprising a head and a bone fixation portion. The tulip assembly comprises an upper portion to receive a rod and a lower portion that has a cavity in which the... Agent:
20140052196 - Hammer toe implant with living hinge and method: An implant is disclosed including an elongate threaded portion and a blade extending from the elongate threaded portion. The blade having a taper terminating at a point and a biasable cantilever formed in a central portion of said blade and with a free end that protrudes from at least one... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.02/13/2014 > 85 patent applications in 55 patent subcategories.
20140046305 - Articulating surgical tools and tool sheaths, and methods of deploying the same: A system for performing a medical procedure includes an articulating probe including inner and outer sleeves, and a surgical tool including a functional element positioned at a distal end of a tool shaft, the tool shaft having an articulation region. The articulating probe and the surgical tool are independently controllable.... Agent: Medrobotics Corporation
20140046304 - Medical instrument adaptor and methods of use: Embodiments of the disclosure include an adaptor for a medical instrument configured for insertion into a body of a patient. The adaptor may comprise a housing defining an internal recess configured to receive a portion of the medical instrument. The internal recess may further include geometric configurations configured to secure... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140046306 - Laser beam ophthalmological surgery method and apparatus: This invention is related to refractive eye surgery and specifically regarding guiding a laser beam through free space using a set of rotatable mirrors to guide said laser beam into a hand piece module that converts the laser beam into a two dimensional random overlapping scanning parallel laser beam that... Agent:
20140046308 - Laser instrument for eye therapy: A laser instrument for therapy on the human eye, designed for surgery of the cornea, the sclera, the vitreous body or the crystalline lens, especially suitable for use in immediate succession with other instruments for eye diagnosis or eye therapy, in such a way that during the alternating use of... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20140046307 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, a plurality of actuation controls of the handle, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, and an optic fiber disposed within... Agent:
20140046309 - Combined wavefront and topography systems and methods: Methods, software, and systems are provided for determining an ablation target shape for a treatment for an eye of a patient. Techniques include determining wavefront information from the eye of the patient with a wavefront eye refractometer, determining anterior corneal shape information from the eye with a corneal topography device,... Agent:
20140046310 - Laser-assisted thermal separation of tissue: A laser-assisted method for fully or partially separating tissue such as collagen-containing tissue is provided. In one embodiment, the method pertains to a capsolurorhexis whereby the laser-assisted method is applied to the lens capsule. A light-absorbing agent is added into or onto the tissue. A light beam with a wavelength... Agent:
20140046311 - Optical speculum: A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple... Agent: Illumigyn Ltd.
20140046312 - Closed-loop system for cryosurgery: A closed-loop system for cryosurgery includes a cryofluid at cryogenic temperatures flowing through a closed-loop flow path. A pump, configured for operating at cryogenic temperatures, circulates the cryofluid in the closed-loop flow path. The closed-loop flow path includes a heat exchanger coupled to a heat sink configured for cooling the... Agent: Galil Medical Inc.
20140046313 - Tissue necrosis methods and apparatus: Apparatus and methods for creating tissue necrosis include an energy delivery apparatus that can be positioned adjacent a target treatment site such as a vessel without direct contact with the treatment site tissue. Collimated energy is then directed to the vessel to create necrotic regions in the tissue. Exemplary use... Agent: Vytronus, Inc.
20140046314 - Electromagnetic thermotherapy needle: An electromagnetic thermotherapy needle includes a needle body, a covering element, and a holding portion. The material of the needle body includes a magnetically susceptible material. The needle body is formed integrally as one piece and includes a front portion and a rear portion. The front portion has a tip... Agent: National Cheng Kung University
20140046319 - Methods of treating a lung: A method for treating the lung during an acute episode of reversible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as an asthma attack. The method comprises transferring energy to an airway wall of an airway such that a diameter of the airway is increased. The energy may be transferred to the airway... Agent: Asthmatx, Inc.
20140046318 - Microwave ablation antenna radiation detector: A radiation detector disposed on a microwave antenna assembly is disclosed. The radiation detector includes a receiving antenna adapted to receive errant microwave energy and a rectifier coupled to the receiving antenna that is adapted to rectify at least a portion of the errant microwave energy. A filter is coupled... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046315 - Microwave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same: A microwave ablation catheter is provided. The microwave ablation catheter includes a coaxial cable connected at its proximal end to a microwave energy source and at its distal end to a distal radiating section. The coaxial cable includes inner and outer conductors and a dielectric positioned therebetween. The inner conductor... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046316 - Microwave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same: A microwave ablation system configured for use in luminal network is provided. The microwave ablation system includes a microwave energy source and a tool for treating tissue. An extended working channel is configured to provide passage for the tool. A locatable guide, translatable through the extended working channel, is configured... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046317 - Moisture transport system for contact electrocoagulation: An apparatus and method for use in performing ablation or coagulation of organs and other tissue includes a metallized fabric electrode array which is substantially absorbent and/or permeable to moisture and gases such as steam and conformable to the body cavity. Following placement of the ablation device into contact with... Agent: Cytyc Surgical Products
20140046320 - Multi-functional tissue manipulation medical device and related methods of use: A multi-functional medical device including a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The medical device further includes an end-effector slidably disposed within the lumen. A portion of the end-effector may be configured to transition between a... Agent:
20140046321 - Cautery electrode with multi-channel insulated shaft: The invention provides a cautery electrode comprising an insulated shaft and a conductive element. The insulated shaft includes first and second channels disposed within the shaft and extending the length of the shaft. The conductive element comprises a tip segment, a mid-segment, and an electrical contact segment. The conductive element... Agent:
20140046322 - System and method for increasing a target zone for electrical ablation: System for increasing a target zone for electrical ablation includes a treatment control module executable by a processor. The control module directs a pulse generator to apply pre-conditioning pulses to subject tissue cells in a pre-conditioning zone to electroporation, the pre-conditioning zone being smaller than a target ablation zone. After... Agent: Angiodymamics, Inc.
20140046323 - Electrosurgical instrument including nested knife assembly: An electrosurgical instrument includes a handle assembly and an end effector assembly operatively coupled with the handle assembly. The end effector assembly includes a first jaw member including a first jaw housing and a first electrically conductive surface, a second jaw member including a second jaw housing and a second... Agent:
20140046324 - Apparatus and methods for facilitating treatment of tissue via improved delivery of energy based and non-energy based modalities: A tunable ablation delivery device is disclosed. The tunable ablation delivery device includes a housing and a detection element on the housing for detecting a physiological indication. The tunable ablation delivery device further includes an ablation element disposed within the housing. An opening in the housing is positioned relative to... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc.
20140046325 - Disposable electrothermal cauterization and ligation tool: A disposable device for tissue cauterization, including a generally electrically insulating housing assembly and a generally electrically conducting elongated assembly. The housing assembly includes a barrel having a cylindrical aperture formed therethrough, a grip extending from the barrel, a trigger slidingly connected to the barrel, a spring connected to the... Agent:
20140046326 - Orthopedic external fixation device: A telescopically adjustable strut for use with orthopedic external fixators has a first end and a second end and includes a universal-hinged connector provided at each of the first and second ends for connecting the strut to orthopedic external fixator base members. The universal-hinged connector is configured and adapted for... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20140046328 - Articulating cavitation device: Provided is an articulating cavitation device configured to cut cancellous bone wholly within a vertebra. The articulating cavitation device includes an end effector, having an extendable cutting element, configured to articulate relative to an insertion tube. The end effector of the cavitation device may be articulated and rotated with the... Agent:
20140046327 - Intraosseous device for inserting a cannula into a bone: The invention relates to a device for the insertion of a cannula into a bone of a patient, which comprises: (a) an activator assembly for activating the device; (b) needle assembly which comprises a stylet and cannula; (c) barrel assembly for containing said stylet and cannula in a loaded state... Agent: Waismed Ltd.
20140046331 - Equipment for inserting a joint prosthesis, in particular a knee prosthesis: Equipment for inserting a joint prosthesis, in particular a femur component of a knee prosthesis, comprises a base frame having a guiding plate and a laterally protruding primary gage, a fastening device on the bone, and a curved milling gage having a main body and a guiding piece, which can... Agent: Deru Gmbh
20140046329 - High speed surgical cutting instrument: A surgical cutting instrument including an outer tube having a bearing sleeve disposed within a lumen thereof, along with an inner wire assembly extending through the outer tube and the bearing sleeve. A cutting tip is connected to the inner wire assembly distal the outer tube. Conversely, a coupling chuck... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
20140046330 - Tissue cavitation device and method: Provided is a medical device for forming or modifying cavities in tissue. Versions include a blade extendable laterally from a first shape to a second shape to cut tissue in a controlled manner. The first shape may be configured for insertion in accordance with minimally invasive procedures and the second... Agent:
20140046388 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument for positioning a rod includes a rod holder, a sleeve, and a pusher rod. The rod holder is configured to releasably grip a first end of a rod therebetween. The sleeve is disposed about the rod holder and slideable between an extended position to hold the tines... Agent:
20140046332 - Stopping tool guides and combinations thereof with surgical guides, methods for manufacturing and uses thereof: The present invention relates to stopping tool guides for use during surgical interventions and combinations of these stopping tool guides with surgical guides. The present invention further relates to methods for the manufacture of such stopping tool guides and combinations thereof with surgical guides. The stopping tool guides and combinations... Agent:
20140046333 - Expansion member for insertion into a body tissue space: An apparatus and method is provided for interbody fusion including distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposing vertebral bodies. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the vertebral bodies to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the vertebral bodies so as to... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20140046334 - Method for balloon-aided vertebral augmentation: An expandable member bone augmentation system and single-access-point methods for bone augmentation using same are provided. In certain embodiments, a pre-curved stylet with an overlying delivery tube may be used to target an approximately centered target site within a bone structure, facilitating direction thereto of an expandable member useful for... Agent:
20140046335 - Device for delivering viscous material: Methods and devices are described for delivering a viscous material to a surgical site in a patient while keeping the clinician outside the fluoroscopy field.... Agent:
20140046336 - Disposable medical drill guide: A drill guide which is disposable and may be packaged in a kit with varying drill guides and sleeve guides is disclosed. Said device may have medical waste collection indentations, regions, or wells, whereby medical waste is removed and disposed of along with said device.... Agent: Eca Medical Instruments
20140046337 - Surgical retrieval apparatus: A method of retrieving a tissue specimen comprising inserting a surgical retrieval apparatus through an opening in a patient's skin, the surgical retrieval apparatus including a support member and a retrieval bag extending from the support member and having an opening to receive the tissue specimen. A net is introduced... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046338 - Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods: Devices including, but not limited to, a self-expandable member having a proximal end portion and a main body portion. The self-expandable member is movable from a first delivery position to a second placement position, in the first delivery position the expandable member being in an unexpanded position and having a... Agent: Concentric Medical, Inc.
20140046339 - Acoustic therapy device: The present disclosure provides a device for transmitting focused acoustic energy from a tissue surface of a face of a user to at least one sinus. The device includes a power supply; a signal source configured to provide a waveform of at least 20 kHz that is configured to increase... Agent: P Tech, LLC
20140046341 - Auto exposure of a camera in a surgical robot: A camera system that can be utilized in robotic surgery is presented. In particular, a method of setting a light level in a camera in a robotic system includes determining a location of at least one instrument end effectors within a field-of-view of the camera; determining a region-of-interest in the... Agent:
20140046343 - Guide sheath and guide sheath system: Provided is a guide sheath that is prevented from coming out of a body cavity so as to allow for stable operation. A tubular guide sheath that guides an insertion section of a medical device to be inserted into a body cavity includes a base-end opening that is provided at... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140046342 - Method and system for aiding in the positioning of a medical instrument on the head of a patient: A system for aiding in the positioning of a medical instrument on the head of a patient, characterized in that it includes a means for predicting the location of a target intracranial area of the medical instrument, comprising a generic three-dimensional model of a head comprising a scalp and a... Agent: Universite De Rennes 1
20140046340 - Robotic surgical devices, systems, and related methods: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various modular medical devices for in vivo medical procedures.... Agent:
20140046344 - Devices for generating and transferring micrografts and methods of use thereof: The invention generally relates to devices for generating and transferring micrografts and methods of use thereof. In certain embodiments, devices of the invention include a housing having an open configuration and a closed configuration, a micrograft generating station, and a micrograft transferring station.... Agent: Momelan Technologies, Inc.
20140046345 - Polymer overmolded bariatric clamp and method of installing: A bariatric clamp may include substrate members overmolded in polymer forming first and second elongated portions, a bight portion having a flexible hinge, a fastener portion, and an engagement portion for retaining the clamp in a closed position to partition the stomach. A method for installing may include creating an... Agent: Advanced Bariatric Technology, LLC
20140046346 - Suture delivery device: A device is configured for closing an aperture in a wall of a blood vessel. An embodiment of the device includes a body and at least one suture element held within the body. A suture capture rod is positioned within the body and is operatively associated with the suture element... Agent: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
20140046351 - Coatings for the manufacture and application of polyhydroxyalkanoate medical devices: Biocompatible coatings and spin finishes that can be applied to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymers, and medical devices made from PHA polymers, have been developed. The coatings impart good lubricity to PHA polymers, particularly to fibers and braids made from these materials, making the coatings ideal for use on medical devices such... Agent: Tepha, Inc.
20140046347 - Devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue: The present disclosure describes a system and method for securing medical devices to the tissue of a patient using one or more anchors. Anchors can be independent from or integral to the medical device deployed within the patient. Such anchors are configured to engage and maintain contact with the tissue... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20140046349 - Microanchors for anchoring devices to body tissues: Tissue anchoring devices in the form of microanchors that partially penetrate tissue, thereby avoiding full thickness penetration of the tissue, yet are secure enough to enable reliable device fixation and easy removal of the device while maintaining normal GI tract functions.... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20140046350 - Temporarily stiffened mesh prostheses: The present invention relates to medical prostheses and methods of manufacturing those devices. In particular, the prostheses are temporarily stiffened meshes with particular coatings to provide initial stiffness and thereby permit easier surgical handling for treatment or reconstruction of soft tissue defects. Preferred embodiments include surgical meshes coated with one... Agent: Tyrx Pharma, Inc.
20140046348 - Wound healing system: A novel system for securing a material to tissue is disclosed. The system may include a body and a plurality of engagement members extending from the body. The engagement members may be adapted to at least partially traverse the material, and each engagement member may include a support at least... Agent: University Hospitals Of Cleveland
20140046352 - Circular stapler with the capability to resect and anastomose variable volumes of tissue: According to the disclosure, a variable tissue volume circular stapler instrument (9) may be adapted from those currently used for the removal and treatment of haemorrhoids. An exemplary instrument comprises a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a stapling head assembly extending from the shaft. The stapling has... Agent:
20140046353 - Shockwave valvuloplasty with multiple balloons: Described herein are shock wave devices and methods for the treatment of calcified heart valves. One variation of a shock wave device includes three balloons that are each sized and shaped to fit within a concave portion of a valve cusp when inflated with a liquid and a shock wave... Agent: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
20140046355 - Motor assembly for a powered surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is provided for cutting bone and other tissue. The surgical instrument is powered by a pressurized fluid and includes a rotatable shaft connected to a dissection tool. The instrument includes a housing member comprising a one-piece base. A rotor housing chamber is defined by the base, and... Agent: Medtronic Ps Medical, Inc.
20140046354 - Surgical device: A surgical device includes a first jaw and a second jaw moveable relative to the first jaw between a first position, in which the first and second jaws are aligned within a plane, and a second position, in which the second jaw is in non-parallel correspondence to the plane. The... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046356 - Needleless transseptal access device and methods: A needleless transseptal device assembly, and associated methods, for accessing the left atrium of a human heart includes a tubular body sized to navigate vasculature, and a dilator having a proximal end and a distal end. The dilator is substantially housed and axially movable within the tubular body. The assembly... Agent:
20140046357 - Dilation device: A dilator for enlarging an opening through a body tissue may include a shaft portion extending along a longitudinal axis of the dilator and including a proximal end and a distal end. The dilator may include a dilator tip positioned at the distal end of the shaft portion and including... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20140046361 - Bioabsorbable co-filler for cerebrovascular aneurysms: Materials and methods for delivering materials for filling aneurysms in which the materials comprise a glycosaminoglycan and optionally, contrast media and physiological buffers and in which delivery methods include percutaneous delivery with a balloon catheter or a needle catheter.... Agent:
20140046360 - Device for left atrial appendage occlusion: An implantable device for containing emboli within an atrial appendage may include an expandable frame having a plurality of supports projecting distally from a proximal hub, a mesh barrier provided on proximal sections of the supports, and a plurality of tissue anchors provided on the supports for engaging tissue when... Agent:
20140046358 - Dual net vascular filtration devices and related systems and methods: According to one aspect of the disclosure, a dual net vascular filtration device comprises a central frame, a proximal filter net attached to a proximal end of the central frame, and a distal filter net attached to a distal end of the central frame. Upon deployment, the distal filter net... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20140046359 - Shaped removal device: An obstruction removal device is described having a variable external profile shape comprising one or more smaller profile regions and one or more larger profile regions.... Agent: Microvention, Inc.
20140046362 - Tissue attachment device and method: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin layer is gently pulled in a non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the... Agent:
20140046363 - Surgical forceps: The present invention relates to a surgical device comprising first (2a) and second (2b) legs pivotally connected at a fulcrum (3) arranged between first (4a, 4b) and second (5a, 5b) parts of each leg. An engagement device is arranged at the first part of each leg, and a finger grip... Agent:
20140046364 - Instruments for stretching and/or expanding skin tissue: Instruments are provided, representative embodiments of which have a first and a second jaw, from each of which at least one engaging element, whose distal end is suitable for engaging the skin tissue to be stretched, protrudes; an elastic member connecting the jaws, stressing them against each other when subjected... Agent: Herniamesh S.r.l.
20140046365 - Methods of using a septal stapler: Methods of stapling a nasal septum using a nasal septal stapling apparatus comprising obtaining a nasal septal stapling apparatus comprising a body, at least one arm extending from the body and comprising an end distal from the body, a staple bank comprising a plurality of staples proximal to the end... Agent: Entrigue Surgical, Inc.
20140046366 - Devices and methods for securing medical devices within an anatomy: The present disclosure includes a plurality of securing devices. For example, the present disclosure includes securing devices comprising sutures, everting anchors, and inverting anchors. The sutures and anchors disclosed herein may be capable of deployment to a depth within a body lumen, such that body tissue external to the body... Agent: W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20140046367 - Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop: A self-locking adjustable loop construction and a method of forming the construction are disclosed. The construction can include a flexible member having a first end, a second end and a first portion therebetween. The first end can be passed back through the first portion at a first point such that... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20140046368 - Method and apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone: A method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone can include forming a bore in the bone and carrying a flexible suture anchor into the bore. The flexible anchor can include a passage and can be coupled to a suture construct. The suture construct can include at least one... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20140046369 - System and method for securing tissue to bone: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue capture anchor is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and spreader and inside surfaces... Agent: Kfx Medical Corporation
20140046370 - Orthodontic comforter: The invention relates to a comforter intended for children who have their primary or permanent dentition and whose central and lateral incisors have fully erupted, comprising in particular an intra-oral part (C), which has a hook-shaped lower incisor groove (2) comprising an inclined bite plane (6), the hollow of the... Agent: Iltet
20140046371 - Spinal decompression device and method of use: There is provided a device for use with a patient. The device includes a first load line including an anchor attachment end and a first inline end. The anchor attachment end is sized and configured to be attachable in a terminating manner to an anchor object. The device further includes... Agent:
20140046372 - Systems, assemblies and methods for spinal derotation: Systems, assemblies, components and methods for correcting alignment of one or more vertebrae of a spine are provided. A first elongate derotator member includes a first elongate element having a first proximal end portion and a first distal end portion. The first distal end portion is releasably engageable with a... Agent:
20140046373 - Spinal stabilization system and method: A method for stabilizing the spine at the level of one or more vertebrae includes the step of inserting a pedicle connector through the pedicle of a vertebra from one of the anterior side and posterior side of the vertebra to the other of the anterior side and the posterior... Agent:
20140046374 - Staged locking of surgical screw assembly: A surgical screw assembly including: a fastener including an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and a head at the proximal end. A tulip having a an internal bearing surface is provided. A distal end of the tulip has a bore therethrough defining the internal bearing... Agent:
20140046375 - Occipito-cervical fixation assembly and method for constructing same: An implantable orthopedic assembly comprises an occipital plate and one or more repositionable clamping assemblies for securing a stabilizing rod to the plate. When unlocked, the clamping assembly may be laterally and rotationally repositioned along a supporting rail. Locking occurs when a stabilizing rod is secured in the clamping assembly.... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
20140046376 - Bone stabilization device: A bone plate for the stabilization of bones includes upper and lower surfaces extending along a central longitudinal axis. The lower surface is configured to contact a target portion of bone when in an operative configuration a through opening extending through the plate from the upper surface to the lower... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20140046377 - Locking confirmation mechanism for a bone screw and plate assembly: Novel bone screw and plate assemblies including locking confirmation mechanisms are provided. In certain cases, a locking confirmation mechanism is operably attached to the plate, and comprises a toggling arm having an upper portion, a mid-portion and a lower portion. When a bone screw is positioned in a plate in... Agent:
20140046378 - Clamping element for setting a bone fracture as well as modular fixation device comprising same and method for producing same: Disclosed is a clamping element for setting a bone fracture. The element comprises a closed contoured body which has a substantially hollow cross-section and is enclosed by a peripheral wall. The contoured body has two opposite receiving portions at the end faces thereof, the receiving portions being intended to receive... Agent: Hipp Medical Ag
20140046380 - Joint fusion: Techniques for joint fusion are described, including obtaining a visual image of a joint and two or more bones connected by the joint, examining the visual image to confirm a pathology and identify a location in which to insert an implant, creating an incision in a tissue adjacent to the... Agent:
20140046379 - Methods and devices for delivery of medicine to bone: A bone screw includes a shaft, a cannulated portion formed in the shaft, and a fenestration in the shaft connecting the cannulated portion to an exterior of the bone screw. A wall between the cannulated portion and the exterior of the bone screw includes a first wall portion having a... Agent: Spinal Generations, LLC
20140046384 - Minimal incision removable bone screw, driver, and method of use: A surgical bone screw (1) and driver (31), and a method for using them for repairing an osteotomy or fracture. The screw has a shaft having a head (5) at its proximal end, screw threads (3) at its distal end and a compression member (7) between the head and the... Agent:
20140046381 - Screw for joint fusion: Techniques for joint fusion are described, including a screw comprising a head having a partially flat surface and an opening for receiving a screwdriver tip, the head able to fit within a drill guide, a tip having another opening, a shaft extending from the head to the tip, the shaft... Agent:
20140046382 - System for joint fusion: Techniques associated with a system for joint fusion are described, including a drill guide assembly having a drill guide and a pin sleeve, the drill guide including a drill guide head having an opening, a shaft configured to receive the pin sleeve, a drill guide tip configured to engage a... Agent:
20140046383 - System for joint fusion: Techniques for joint fusion are described, including a drill guide assembly having a drill guide and a pin sleeve, the drill guide including a drill guide head having an opening, a shaft configured to receive the pin sleeve, a drill guide tip configured to engage a bone, and a cannula... Agent:
20140046385 - Locking force augmentation features for surgical screw assembly: A surgical screw assembly is provided that includes a fastener including an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and a head at the proximal end. A tulip having an internal bearing surface and a distal end having a bore therethrough is provided to allow the distal... Agent:
20140046386 - Uniplanar surgical screw assembly: Uniplanar surgical screw assemblies described include: a fastener including an elongate shaft; a saddle-shaped tulip having a tulip having a bore therethrough dimensioned to allow the distal end of the elongate shaft to pass therethrough, but to prevent passage of the head therethrough; and one or more features for limiting... Agent:
20140046387 - Clamping element for setting a bone fracture and fixation device comprising same: Disclosed is a clamping element for setting a bone fracture. The element comprises a flexible and substantially non-plastically deformable continuous loop inside which at least two fixing elements can be pushed through, and an extension element of alterable length that can be inserted into and is expandable inside the continuous... Agent: Hipp Medical Ag02/06/2014 > 98 patent applications in 59 patent subcategories.
20140039470 - Surgical device and handle assembly for use therewith: A surgical instrument is disclosed. A rotation mechanism is disposed in mechanical cooperation with a handle assembly and effects rotation of an end effector. The rotation mechanism includes a first member including at least one magnet, and a second member including at least one magnet. The first member and the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140039471 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, a plurality of actuation controls of the handle, a housing tube having a housing tube distal end and a housing tube proximal end, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner bore... Agent:
20140039472 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, a plurality of actuation controls of the handle, a housing tube having a housing tube distal end and a housing tube proximal end, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner bore... Agent:
20140039473 - Dermatological treatment device with real-time energy control: A dermatological treatment device may include a device body; a radiation source housed by the device body and configured to emit pulses of treatment light for delivery to the skin to provide a dermatological treatment; a photo detector housed by the device body and configured to detect light from the... Agent: Tria Beauty, Inc.
20140039474 - Light diffuser and process for producing the same: A light diffuser, which is particularly suitable for introducing diffuse light into a tissue, is produced by interpenetration of a diffuser material in a liquid state into a boundary layer of a porous shaping material, by which process a diffuser surface is formed having a surface structure which represents essentially... Agent: Woodwelding Ag
20140039475 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, a plurality of actuation controls of the handle, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, and an optic fiber disposed within... Agent:
20140039476 - Therapeutic cryoablation system: A cryoablation system has a gas source which provides a working gas at room temperature and at a constant set pressure. The system also includes a liquid generator which is coupled to the gas source to receive the working gas, and which then generates a working cryogen fluid in a... Agent: Horizon Scientific Corp.
20140039477 - Ultrasound transducer: There is provided in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the invention an ultrasound transducer for intrabody medical therapy comprising; an element adapted to transmit ultrasound energy; at least two electrodes configured to apply a voltage across at least some volume of the element; and a gas bubble containment area... Agent: Cardiosonic Ltd.
20140039478 - Systems and methods for percutaneous intravascular access for arteriovenous fistula: A device for extending, elongating, or repairing a previously created arteriovenous fistula between a first blood vessel and an adjacent second blood vessel includes a main body having a primary lumen and an articulating jaw member disposed at the distal end of the main body. The jaw member is configured... Agent: Caymus Medical, Inc.
20140039479 - Energetic modulation of nerves: In some examples, nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some examples, different types of energy sources are utilized singly or combined with one another. In some examples, bioactive agents or devices activated by the energy sources are... Agent:
20140039481 - Adjustable length and/or exposure electrodes: An ablation system is provided. The ablation system includes an ablation device having a handle assembly and an electrode assembly. The handle assembly includes a housing configured for operable engagement by a user. The electrode assembly includes a tubular electrode having an open proximal end and a closed distal end.... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140039480 - Bipolar endoscopic tissue ablator with simple construction: The present invention relates generally to the field of electrosurgery, more particularly to electrosurgical devices and methods that employ high frequency voltage to cut, ablate and/or coagulate tissue in conductive fluid and semi-dry environments, even more particularly to ablation electrodes designed for the bulk removal of tissue by vaporization as... Agent: Electromedical Associates LLC
20140039486 - Electrosurgical system: An electrosurgical instrument includes an active electrode and an instrument return electrode, while the resectoscope also includes a resectoscope return electrode. The generator includes a source of radio frequency energy capable of producing either a coagulating RF waveform or a cutting RF waveform, and first, second and third output connections... Agent: Gyrus Medical Limited
20140039487 - Flexible microwave catheters for natural or artificial lumens: A flexible microwave catheter, including a flexible coaxial cable having an inner conductor, an inner dielectric coaxially disposed about the inner conductor, and an outer conductor coaxially disposed about the inner dielectric, at least one feedpoint defining a microwave radiating portion of the flexible coaxial cable, a mesh structure having... Agent:
20140039485 - Flow rate monitor for fluid cooled microwave ablation probe: A microwave ablation system includes an antenna assembly configured to deliver microwave energy from a power source to tissue and a coolant source operably coupled to the power source and configured to selectively provide fluid to the antenna assembly via a fluid path. The system also includes a controller operably... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140039484 - Methods for creating a channel through an occlusion within a body vessel: A method is disclosed for creating a channel through an occlusion located in a vein that drains the central nervous system of a patient. The method utilizes a channel creating apparatus, including an energy delivery component operatively coupled to a distal end portion of the channel creating apparatus, to create... Agent: Baylis Medical Company Inc.
20140039483 - Microwave coagulation applicator and system: A microwave applicator for insertion into living body tissue for use in microwave coagulation and ablation treatments includes a microwave transmission line extending between an attachment end of the applicator and an antenna toward an insertion end of the applicator with an outer conductive sleeve forming an enclosed cooling fluid... Agent: Bsd Medical Corporation
20140039482 - Radio-frequency generator for powering an ablation device: An apparatus and method for use in performing ablation of organs and other tissues includes a radio frequency generator which provides a radio frequency signal to ablation electrodes. The power level of the radio frequency signal is determined based on the subject area of ablation. The radio frequency signal is... Agent: Cytyc Surgical Products
20140039489 - Acute blood-brain barrier disruption using electrical energy based therapy: A method is provided for ablating brain tissue of a living mammal comprising: placing first and second electrodes in a brain of the living mammal; applying a plurality of electrical pulses through the first and second placed electrodes which are predetermined to: cause irreversible electroporation (IRE) of brain tissue of... Agent:
20140039490 - Arc based adaptive control system for an electrosurgical unit: A system and method for performing electrosurgical procedures are disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue in form of one or more electrosurgical waveforms having a crest factor and a duty cycle. The system also includes sensor circuitry adapted to measure impedance and... Agent: Covidien Ag
20140039488 - Cardiac ablation devices and methods: Devices and methods provide for ablation of cardiac tissue for treating cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Although the devices and methods are often be used to ablate epicardial tissue in the vicinity of at least one pulmonary vein, various embodiments may be used to ablate other cardiac tissues in... Agent:
20140039491 - Flexible expandable electrode and method of intraluminal delivery of pulsed power: A surgical instrument, such as an electrical ablation device, includes an elongate member having therealong disposed a first electrode extending along an axis. A first expandable portion extends along the axis and defines a first perimeter of the first electrode and has an associated first diameter with respect to the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20140039492 - Reusable electrode and disposable sheath: A surgical instrument, such as an electrical ablation device, including a first elongate body having an insert and a second elongate body having an electrically insulative sheath that defines a bore. A mating element mates the elongate bodies when at least a portion of the insert is received within the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20140039493 - Electrosurgical devices and methods of use thereof: In some embodiments, an electrosurgical device includes a shaft, a first U-shaped electrode at a distal end of the shaft, and a second blade shaped electrode at the distal end of the shaft. The second electrode includes a spherical distal end. And the second electrode is substantially coplanar with the... Agent:
20140039494 - Expandable trans-septal sheath: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system.... Agent: Onset Medical Corporation
20140039495 - Methods of securing a fastener: Embodiments may include an attachable fastener, which may include a bondable material that may be secured to the end of an end effector. Vibration may be tuned to occur at a distal end of the fastener. Accordingly, the fastener may be used to generate heat at a distal point of... Agent: P Tech, LLC
20140039497 - Anchor-in-anchor system for use in bone fixation: An anchor-in-anchor fixation system is provided for securing underlying structure, such as bone. The fixation system includes a first bone anchor having a shaft for fixation to underlying bone, and a head that defines an internal bore. A second bone anchor extends through the bore and into underlying bone. A... Agent:
20140039496 - Intramedullary rod with spiraling flutes: This invention relates generally to devices, systems and methods for the internal fixation of bone fractures, and particularly, to intramedullary fracture fixation devices such as those used in, for example, the treatment of long bone fractures. An IM rod preferably is provided with multiple curved sections in different planes preferably... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20140039498 - Plate for osteosynthesis: A T-shaped plate for osteosynthesis, has at least three first attachment holes (124) and second attachment holes (113) including a curved linkage area (13). The epiphysis portion has a recess (34) with a curved profile from one end to the other of the T-bar when viewed from the top, and... Agent: Neosteo
20140039499 - Fracture fixation systems having intramedullary support: Orthopedic fracture repair implants, systems and methods are disclosed. Implants include one or more biocompatible sleeves and struts. The implants, systems and methods are applied to bone fractures, such as segmentation fractures.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20140039501 - Method and apparatus for providing a soft-tissue transplant to a receiving bone: A method of providing a soft-tissue transplant to a receiving bone includes providing a transplant graft, comprising an elongated soft tissue, having first and second soft tissue ends longitudinally separated by a soft tissue body, and a bone block directly connected with the first soft tissue end. The bone block... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20140039502 - Patello-femoral milling system: An orthopedic system prepares a surface of an anatomical structure to receive an orthopedic prosthesis. A method for using the same is also disclosed. The orthopedic system includes a surgical instrument and a guide. The guide includes an anterior portion and a distal portion that is at least partially elevated... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20140039500 - Systems for accessing nerves within bone: System and methods are shown having a tube-within-tube assembly with a deployable curved deflectable tube or cannula that deploys from a straight cannula or trocar. The curved cannula has pre-curved distal end to create an angular range of 0° to 180° when fully deployed from the straight trocar. The curve... Agent: Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
20140039503 - Surgical instruments and methods of use: One embodiment of the present invention includes a surgical instrument including an instrument body including a shaft having a distal end, a proximal end and a length therebetween; and a bushing having a length, wherein at least a portion of the length of the bushing includes a spring portion including... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20140039504 - Systems, devices and apparatuses for bony fixation and disk repair and replacement and methods related thereto: Disclosed is an apparatus for forming an arcuate channel in one or more segments of a bone, bony structure or adjacent vertebrae of a spine. The apparatus includes, inter alia, a base member which is positioned proximate to the surgical site, a support arm extending proximally from the base member,... Agent:
20140039505 - 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. Some of the methods include inserting a guide pin into the glenoid of the... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20140039506 - Subtalar joint prosthesis and installation device: A first implant may be configured for attachment to a talus bone. A second implant may be configured for attachment to a calcaneus bone. The first implant attached to the talus bone can move in relation to the second implant attached to the calcaneus bone. A sheet can be disposed... Agent: Innovative Biological Implant Solutions LLC
20140039507 - Instrumentation for knee resection: A system for performing a resection of a selected portion of an anatomy with a resection instrument. The system includes a first member, a first movement defining portion defined by the first member, a second member, and a second movement defining portion of the second member. The first member is... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
20140039567 - Surgical apparatus: The present invention relates to a surgical apparatus for the implantation of a spinal column stabilization system generally, and more specifically to a surgical apparatus for the implantation of a spinal column stabilization system, which spinal column stabilization system comprises at least two bone screws which are respectively anchorable in... Agent:
20140039508 - Instrumentation for recording and replicating orthopaedic implant orientation: An instrument for recording or replicating the orientation of an adjustable component of an implant with respect to a stem portion of the implant includes a base assembly configured to clamp the stem portion of the implant in a predetermined orientation, and a fixture supported on the base assembly in... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20140039509 - Method and apparatus to remove cast from an individual: A method for installing a fiberglass cast on and removing the cast from an individual includes an open ended pliable thin-walled polymer guide track and cutting tool designed to track along said guide track to cut the cast and to prevent, while a cast is being removed, injury to the... Agent:
20140039510 - Tps tools and methods for the surgical placement of intraocular implants: Provided herein are alignment systems, computer-implemented systems and methods utilizing the same for planning an optimal surgical implantation of asymmetric optics into one or both eyes of a patient and/or correcting astigmatism thereof. The methods generally comprise obtaining reference data comprising the surgical procedure plan, the reference image and the... Agent:
20140039511 - Apparatus and method for heart valve repair: A device for transcatheter gathering of tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an elongated tube extending in a longitudinal direction and a capture tool moveable in the elongated tube between a retracted position and an extended position. The elongated tube may have at least one slot extending generally... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
20140039512 - Laparoscopic gallbladder extraction device: A surgical instrument for removing a gallbladder is provided. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, and a capture portion operably mounted on a distal end of the elongated body portion. The capture portion defines a tissue receiving opening when... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan, University Of Michigan
20140039513 - Low profile electrodes for an angioplasty shock wave catheter: Described herein are low-profile electrodes for use with an angioplasty shockwave catheter. A low-profile electrode assembly may have an inner electrode, an insulating layer disposed over the inner electrode such that an opening in the insulating layer is aligned with the inner electrode, and an outer electrode sheath disposed over... Agent: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
20140039514 - Shock wave valvuloplasty device with moveable shock wave generator: A valvuloplasty system comprises a balloon adapted to be placed adjacent leaflets of a valve. The balloon is inflatable with a liquid. The system further includes a shock wave generator within the balloon that produces shock waves that propagate through the liquid for impinging upon the valve. The shock wave... Agent: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
20140039518 - Compound angle laparoscopic methods and devices: Methods and devices are provided for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided that include an elongate shaft having a distal portion configured to be movable between a first configuration in which the distal portion of the shaft is substantially straight or linear and... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20140039520 - Method and apparatus for computer aided surgery: A number of improvements are provided relating to computer aided surgery. The improvement relates to both the methods used during computer aided surgery and the devices used during such procedures. Some of the improvement relate to controlling the selection of which data to display during a procedure and/or how the... Agent:
20140039521 - Method for graphically providing continuous change of state directions to a user of a medical robotic system: Continuous change of state directions are graphically provided on a display screen to assist a user in performing necessary action(s) for transitioning between operating modes in a medical robotic system or performing corrective action. A graphical representation of a target state of an element of the medical robotic system is... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140039517 - Navigation system for use with a surgical manipulator operable in manual or semi-autonomous modes: A navigation system for use with a surgical manipulator operable in manual or semi-autonomous modes. The navigation system includes a tracker for attaching to the patient and a localizer to receive signals from the tracker or transmit signals to the tracker. The navigation system includes a navigation processor that runs... Agent:
20140039516 - Precision external control of interventional medical procedures: A method and apparatus providing precision external control of interventional medical procedures is presented. The apparatus includes a fixed frame, the fixed frame attachable to a patient and to a secure structure. The apparatus also includes a precision actuator in mechanical communication with the fixed frame, the actuator directing motion... Agent:
20140039515 - Single site robotic device and related systems and methods: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various medical devices for in vivo medical procedures.... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska
20140039522 - Steering mechanism: A hand-holdable steering mechanism is used as part of a medical device such as a catheter or an endoscope to allow movement of a steerable distal portion of the catheter or endoscope. The mechanism can include a housing, a first actuator, and a second actuator. The first actuator is configured... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140039519 - Surgical instrument device: A surgical instrument device includes a surgical instrument portion which is used in a surgical operation, a slave arm which holds the surgical instrument, a driving rod which is formed in a shaft shape, of which one end portion in the axial direction is connected to the surgical instrument and... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140039523 - Method and apparatus for skin resurfacing: Exemplary embodiments of method and apparatus are provided for resurfacing of skin that includes formation of a plurality of small holes, e.g., having widths less than about 1 mm or 0.5 mm, using a mechanical apparatus, thus avoiding generation of thermal damage as occurs with conventional laser resurfacing procedures and... Agent:
20140039525 - Loading a tissue closure device onto a delivery device: A compression tool is configured to compress one or more components of a delivery device, such as a closure element and one or more flanges of a pusher tube. The compression tool includes clamping means configured to close or release with rotation of actuating means (e.g., rotating means). In a... Agent: Abbott Laboratories
20140039524 - Surgical clip applicator: A surgical clip applicator for U-shaped or V-shaped clips having two legs connected to each other by a connecting region is provided. In order to enable application and secure closure of the clips with a reduced expenditure of force, the applicator, which has a handle, an adjoining shaft and at... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20140039526 - Surgical clip applier: Surgical clip appliers are provided and include a housing; at least one handle pivotably connected to the housing; a channel assembly extending distally from the housing; a clip carrier disposed within the channel assembly and defining a channel and a plurality of windows therein; and a plurality of clips slidably... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140039527 - Suture delivery tools for endoscopic and robot-assisted surgery and methods: A suture delivery tool releasably secures a self-retaining suture to permit delivery of the self-retaining suture to a surgical site in a patient through an access port. Suture delivery tools are disclosed suitable for manual operation and operation using robotically-assisted surgical systems. In some embodiments, a suture spool is part... Agent:
20140039528 - Method and device for suture removal: A method for manipulating a suture is provided. The method includes providing support to tissue using a snare of a suture manipulation device and ensnaring, using the snare and without moving the snare, a portion of the suture when the portion of the suture passes through the tissue and is... Agent:
20140039529 - Method and device for suture removal: A suture manipulation device with a snare is provided. The snare includes a receiving end adapted to provide support to tissue and to ensnare a portion of suture passed through the tissue and the receiving end. The receiving end further adapted to secure the portion of the suture while removing... Agent:
20140039530 - Method and device for suture removal: A method for manipulating a suture is provided. The method includes protracting a snare from a body of a suture manipulation device through an opening in the body. The snare includes, at a distal end, a hook. The method further includes ensnaring a portion of the suture passed through tissue... Agent:
20140039531 - Flexible nosecone for percutaneous device: A for gathering tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an outer tube extending in an elongation direction and having an open distal end, a capture tool movable in the outer tube between a contained position and a use position, a tissue securing component disposed at the open distal... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
20140039532 - Medical device including structure for crossing an occlusion in a vessel: An medical device, such as a guidewire, catheter, or the like, that includes an elongated tubular member that includes a plurality of angled slots defined in at least a distal section thereof. The plurality of angled slots can form a generally spiral shaped pattern about the longitudinal axis of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140039533 - Surgical instrument and method of use for releasing soft tissue: A surgical instrument for use in releasing soft tissue within the human body. The surgical instrument has a handle with proximal and distal ends with a tube connected to the distal end. The surgical instrument also includes a blade member that slidingly engages the tube moving along the length of... Agent: Del Palma Orthopedics
20140039534 - Depth controlled jamshidi needle: A precision depth guided instrument, such as a Jamshidi needle, is provided for use in various surgeries related to the vertebrae. The instrument includes an outer cannula, an inner cannula and a stylet. After the cortical bone of a vertebra is penetrated by the outer cannula of the instrument, the... Agent:
20140039535 - Device for implantation of medical devices: An apparatus for implanting a medical device is provided that can be severed by electrolysis from a delivery member positioned in a patient. The apparatus can include an electrolytically detachable component that interconnects the medical device and the delivery member. The detachable component can have at least one corrodible first... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20140039538 - Methods and devices for controlling blood perfusion pressure along with regional mild hypothermia: Methods and devices for controlling blood perfusion pressure along with regional mild hypothermia. In at least one embodiment of a device for controlling blood perfusion pressure within a vessel of the present disclosure, the device comprises an elongated body having a lumen, a proximal end configured for placement in a... Agent:
20140039536 - Space-filling device: A medical device includes a balloon member, a port that couples a compartment interior of the balloon member to a region exterior of the balloon member, and a tubular member that defines a lumen. A distal end of the tubular member is attached to an internal surface of the balloon... Agent: W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20140039537 - Vessel flow control devices and methods: Systems and methods for treating an afflicted vessel and/or vessel associated with an afflicted tissue of a mammalian patient are presented herein. In particular, devices for the control of flow rate and/or pressure within a vessel of a mammalian patient, and methods of treating an afflicted vessel and/or a vessel... Agent:
20140039539 - Nose tensioner and opener and nose tip lifter for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring and respiratory obstruction: The invention relates to a device for external use on the nose with a special and innovative action mechanism, with hooks that are inserted into the nostrils and apply a vigorous mechanical action, tensioning the (nostril dilator) nose muscle, the (nostril opening) nose wing and upper lip elevator muscles, and... Agent:
20140039543 - Device for closing openings or cavities in blood vessels: The device for closing openings or cavities in blood vessels, e.g. in veins or in the heart, said device comprises a closing body comprising an outer side having a partial region arranged for blood flow therealong at least in a part of said partial region thereof when said closing body... Agent: Qiagen Strasse 1
20140039541 - Double ended intravascular medical device: An intravascular medical device including an elongated member configured to be advanced along a vascular path of a patient, the elongated member having opposite first and second ends, the first end and second ends both being adapted for intravascular insertion, and the first end having a different structure than the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140039540 - Medical devices including blood clot removing medical devices, and methods of using same: Medical devices and methods for removing blood clots or debris are disclosed. In an embodiment, a blood clot removing device includes a sheath having a size for inserting the sheath into a blood vessel and having a flexible end portion. An actuator is coupled to a dilator and configured to... Agent:
20140039544 - Method and assembly for distal embolic protection: Methods and assemblies are described for capturing embolic material in a blood vessel or other body cavity during cardiovascular or valve replacement and repair surgery, wherein access is provided through the apical area of the patient's heart. The distal embolic protection assembly generally comprises a sleeve having a lumen, an... Agent: Medtronic 3f Therapeutics, Inc.
20140039542 - Systems, devices, and methods for delivering a lumen occlusion device using distal and/or proximal control: A delivery apparatus for a lumen occlusion device includes a pusher configured for releasably coupling with and pushing and pulling a proximal end of the occlusion device in a distal or proximal direction and a distal control wire capable of releasably coupling with the distal end and the proximal end... Agent: Endoshape, Inc.
20140039545 - Access closure configuration: One embodiment is directed to a device for forming a tract, comprising an anchor assembly wherein at least a distal tip of the flexible distal portion is configured to be placed within a lumen of a blood vessel through a first passage created across the wall with a sharpened member... Agent: Arstasis Inc.
20140039546 - Access closure configuration: A method may comprise creating a first passage across a wall with a sharpened member at a first angle relative to a lumen; advancing an anchor assembly through the first passage such that a distal portion of the anchor assembly is placed within the blood vessel; applying a force to... Agent: Arstasis Inc.
20140039547 - Tissue puncture closure device with limited force auto compaction: A closure device (200) includes a filament (204), an anchor (208), a sealing pad (210), and an automatic driving mechanism. The anchor is configured to be inserted through the tissue wall puncture and is attached to the filament at the second end of the closure device. The sealing pad is... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140039548 - Tissue closure device and method: A device that, when implanted in the heart, closes the wound and complies with wall motion (i.e., expands and contracts with the myocardium).... Agent: Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.
20140039549 - Tissue closure device and method of deliver and uses thereof: The present invention relates generally to a tissue closure device and in particular to a tissue closure device having a plurality of configurations providing for delivery and use in minimally invasive procedures. A tissue closure device (100) is provided from shape memory or super-elastic materials for closing a tissue site... Agent: Novogate Medical Ltd
20140039550 - Staple for use in surgical procedures: A staple is provided having a backspan and a first and second legs extending distally from the backspan. Each of the first and second legs includes a bend dividing each leg into a traversing leg portion and a substantially linear clenching leg portion. A staple plate is positionable over the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140039552 - Soft tissue fixation devices and methods: Filamentary fixation devices may be used in a variety of surgical procedures to secure soft tissue to bone. The present invention provides various devices, systems, kits and instrumentation for performing such surgical procedures including preparation of soft tissue and bone, preparation and manipulation of such filamentary fixation devices, and insertion... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20140039551 - Suture anchor device and methods of use: Suture anchor devices, methods, and systems allow a surgeon to link multiple suture anchors together with a common suture. A structure in each of the suture anchors is provided for threading a common suture or other threadlike member through multiple suture anchors in different suturing configurations. The suture anchor device... Agent:
20140039553 - Hygenic pacifier apparatus and method: A hygienic pacifier is set forth. The pacifier includes a base section having a nipple extending therefrom. The base section has a cross-sectional thickness. A substantially spherical recoil shield section is integrally formed with the base section. The shield section forms a wall having a cross-sectional thickness that is thinner... Agent:
20140039554 - Apparatus for fixing a cervical spine having self tension part: An apparatus for fixing a cervical spine having a self tension part used in orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery when executing an anterior fixation operation on cervical spines is disclosed, including: an extension groove formed through a plate between the insertion holes and the center of the plate; a channel groove... Agent:
20140039555 - Longitudinal connecting member with sleeved tensioned cords: A dynamic fixation medical implant having at least two bone anchors includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having rigid sleeves for attachment to the bone anchors, at least one spacer engaging the bone anchors and the sleeves, and in some embodiments, an end elastic bumper. A flexible cord is initially... Agent:
20140039556 - Spine derotation system: A spine derotation system includes bone fixation elements, fixture members, clamps and stabilizers. The clamps can collectively lock together multiple proximal ends of bone fixation elements extending from one lateral side of the spine. The stabilizers may include clamp stabilizers that are configured to couple together two or more clamps... Agent:
20140039558 - Surgical tether apparatus and methods of use: Methods and apparatus for controlling flexion in a spinal segment of a patient include performing a spinal fusion procedure on a pair of adjacent vertebrae in the spinal segment and implanting a constraint device into the patient. Adjusting length or tension in the constraint device allows the constraint device to... Agent: Simpirica Spine, Inc.
20140039559 - System and method for correction of a spinal disorder: A surgical system and method for fusionless correction of a spine disorder are provided. The method comprising the steps of: providing access to a spine; providing a longitudinal element extending between a first end including a first fixation element and a second end including a second fixation element; engaging the... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
20140039557 - System and method of manipulating spinal constructs: Systems of manipulating (e.g., compressing or distracting) a spinal construct are provided herein. In general, the system can include a surgical sleeve extending from a vertebra and a fulcrum movably coupled to some component of the system thereby allowing the fulcrum to be positioned at various location along the length... Agent:
20140039560 - Bone plate with pre-assembled drill guide tips: Removable drill guide tips are pre-assembled into threaded holes of a bone plate. The tips may be used with an extension to together function as a conventional drill guide. After drilling, the extension or another tool is used to remove the tips from the plate. According to another use, the... Agent: Biomet C.v.
20140039561 - Bone fixation device and method: In a method and system for corrective surgery of a bone, a bone is cut into a first bone segment and a second bone segment. A plate is positioned over the first bone segment and the second bone segment such that at least one member of the plate is positioned... Agent: Nextremity Solutions, LLC
20140039562 - Resorbable and radiopaque device for bone fixation: An osteosynthesis device that is both resorbable and radiopaque, produced using gradually degrading materials, includes at least one plate and a set of screws made of resorbable material, in which the plate consists of a composite mixture including i) a resorbable polymer or copolymer compound and ii) an inorganic filler... Agent: Teknimed
20140039563 - Angulated locking plate and screw: An improved fixation plate using at least a double helix screw as disclosed. The double helix screw may include alternate embodiments comprising three, four, or more threads. The helix thread screw intertwines with double helix thread in the screw hole of the fixation plate providing enhanced fixation to a fractured... Agent: Osteomed LLC
20140039564 - Bone plate assembly with bone screw retention features: A bone plate assembly is disclosed which includes at least one plate segment having at least one aperture extending therethrough for receiving a head portion of a bone screw, and a structure supported by the plate segment and intersecting the aperture for retaining the head portion of the bone screw... Agent: Spinal Simplicity LLC
20140039565 - Systems and methods for injecting fluid into bone and for inserting bone screws and bone screws for same: Systems and methods for the insertion of bone screws and for fluid injection using bone screws are described. A bone screw used for fluid injection includes a screw body with a central passage extending at least partially into the screw body and defining an inlet end which includes an opening... Agent:
20140039566 - Orthopedic fixation pin with bioresorbable layer: An orthopedic pin is used in a fixation device for treating fractures. The device has a body with holes to accept the pins. The pins have a layer of bioresorbable material thereon. Engagement between the pins and the body is initially through the bioresorbable material, which engagement rigidly fixes the... Agent:Previous industry: Surgery
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