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Surgery

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04/16/2015 > 78 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories.

20150105757 - Electromechanical surgical apparatus including wire routing clock spring: An electromechanical surgical system is disclosed including a hand-held surgical instrument, an end effector configured to perform at least one function, and a shaft assembly arranged for selectively interconnecting the end effector and the surgical instrument. The shaft assembly includes a linkage having a proximal housing and a distal housing... Agent:

20150105758 - Method for endoscopic treatment: A method for endoscopic treatment that performs treatment under an endoscope includes irradiating a subject with first narrow band light having a predetermined peak wavelength, performing mucosal incision on a living tissue after irradiation with the first narrow band light, radiating second narrow band light having a peak wavelength in... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20150105759 - Iris registration method and system: A method that includes illuminating an eye with light at a first time and a second time and generating a first image of the eye based on the light that illuminates the eye at the first time. The method includes generating a second image of the eye based on the... Agent: Lensar, Inc.

20150105761 - Laser corneal flap cutting system and associated methods: A method for performing wavefront-guided laser surgery on a cornea includes the step of calculating a corneal flap configuration based upon collected anatomical information on an eye and wavefront data on a cornea of the eye. Such data may be collected by, for example, an aberrometer, although this is not... Agent:

20150105760 - Method and system for adjusting the refractive power of an implanted intraocular lens: A method for adjusting the refractive power of a fluid-filled intraocular lens implanted into a patient's eye. The method comprises ablating a portion of the intraocular lens to alter either one or both of a refractive power and an amplitude of accommodation of the intraocular lens. The ablating is performed... Agent: Lensgen, Inc.

20150105762 - Method for patterned plasma-mediated modification of the crystalline lens: A method of treating a cataractous lens of a patient's eye includes generating a light beam, deflecting the light beam using a scanner to form a treatment pattern, delivering the treatment pattern to the lens of the patient's eye to create a plurality of cuts in the form two or... Agent:

20150105763 - Method for patterned plasma-mediated modification of the crystalline lens: A system for treating a cataractous lens of a patient's eye includes a laser source for generating a light beam, a scanning system for deflecting the light beam to form a treatment pattern of the light beam, and a controller operably coupled to the laser source and scanning system and... Agent:

20150105764 - Compliant cryoballoon apparatus for denervation ostia of the renal arteries: A cryotherapy balloon catheter includes a compliant cryotherapy balloon comprising a distal balloon section dimensioned for placement within a renal artery and a proximal balloon section dimensioned to abut against an ostium of the renal artery and extend into at least a portion of the abdominal aorta. The compliant balloon... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150105768 - Electrosurgical systems and methods for monitoring power dosage: The electrosurgical systems and methods of the present disclosure monitor power dosage delivered to tissue being treated with improved speed and accuracy. The electrosurgical systems include an output stage, sensors, analog all-pass filters, an analog multiplier, an average power calculation circuit, and a controller. The output stage generates electrosurgical energy... Agent:

20150105766 - Radiofrequency amplifier impedance optimization: The present disclosure is directed to an electrosurgical generator including a resonant inverter having an H-bridge and a tank. The generator also includes a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller configured to output PWM timing signals to the H-bridge. A switch is configured to select a modality from among a plurality... Agent:

20150105767 - Resonant inverter: The present disclosure is directed to an electrosurgical generator including a resonant inverter having an H-bridge and a tank. The tank includes a transformer including a first core half, a second core half, a primary winding, and a secondary winding having a number of turns, wherein each turn is separated... Agent:

20150105765 - Systems and methods of radiometrically determining a hot-spot temperature of tissue being treated: According to some embodiments, systems for energy delivery to targeted tissue comprise a catheter with an ablation member, a radiometer configured to detect temperature data from the targeted tissue, a processor configured to determine a calculated temperature (e.g., an extreme temperature, such as a peak or trough temperature) within the... Agent: Meridian Medical Systems, LLC

20150105769 - Method for endoscopic treatment: A method for endoscopic treatment that performs treatment on a subject under an endoscope includes irradiating the subject with white light, performing predetermined treatment on a living tissue of the subject after irradiation with the white light, and switching from irradiation with the white light to irradiation of the subject... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20150105772 - Devices and methods for nerve modulation: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An illustrative system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including a catheter shaft, an expandable basket and one or more energy delivery regions. The one or more energy delivery regions may be defined by regions of the basket free from an... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150105775 - Electrode markers and methods of use: An energy delivery device for treating tissue regions in a body conduit, such as a lung airway, may utilize one or more markers, rings, bands, or other visual indicators along an outer surface of the device body. The one or more visual indicators facilitate guidance of the device to effectively... Agent:

20150105773 - Flexible renal nerve ablation devices and related methods of use and manufacture: Medical devices for renal nerve ablation are disclosed. An example medical device for renal nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft having a distal region. The device may include an expandable member coupled to the distal region, a flexible circuit assembly coupled to the expandable member, and a pressure sensor... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150105774 - Medical device balloon: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. An expandable member may be coupled to the catheter shaft. The expandable member may be capable of shifting between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. A plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150105770 - Patient-specific pre-shaped cardiac catheter: A method includes receiving one or more images of an organ of a patient. A physical model of at least a target region of the organ is manufactured based on the images. A distal tip of a medical probe is pre-shaped to fit a surface of the physical model corresponding... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

20150105771 - Steerable electrode catheter assembly: In detail, provided is a steerable electrode catheter assembly whereby a length by which a catheter is inserted into an affect part of a patient during an operation on a human body may be easily adjusted and also an angle of a tip portion of the catheter may be easily... Agent:

20150105776 - System and method for endometrial ablation: Methods, systems and devices for evaluating the integrity of a uterine cavity. A method comprises introducing transcervically a probe into a patient's uterine cavity, providing a flow of a fluid (e.g., CO2) through the probe into the uterine cavity and monitoring the rate of the flow to characterize the uterine... Agent: Minerva Surgical, Inc.

20150105777 - Electrosurgical electrode & instrument: An electrosurgical instrument is provided for the treatment of tissue, the instrument (3) comprising an instrument shaft (14) having a longitudinal axis, a suction lumen (16) extending at least partially along the instrument shaft, and a chisel electrode (21) at the distal end of the shaft. The chisel electrode (21)... Agent:

20150105778 - Bone fixation plate: A bone fixation plate for fixing a fracture part of a bone is disclosed and can stably fix on a surface of a bone. The bone fixation plate has a protruding curved face, an indentation curved face and two rows of through holes. The protruding curved face has a blank... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20150105779 - Combined intramedullary and extramedullary surgical aiming system and method: A surgical aiming system is disclosed comprising a one or more fixation plates, an aiming assembly, a one or more nails and a plurality of screws. Said aiming assembly comprising a channeling assembly and a plurality of channels. Said one or more fixation plates comprising a plurality of plate apertures... Agent:

20150105832 - Articulating rod holder: A bi-directional mechanically deployed rod mechanism utilizes non-parallel cam surfaces with a unique engagement, entrapment, and release methodology. The instrument utilizes a unique spring loading pivot point and lockout mechanisms to prevent early release of the pivot point and bi-directional cam surfaces.... Agent:

20150105831 - Tightening device for spine surgery: A device for spinal surgery that may be used for tightening a locking cap onto at least a portion of a pedicle screw. The device may include a torque-generating body having a proximal end and an opposing distal end and a drive shaft rotatably driven by the torque-generating body. A... Agent: Synthes Usa, Lla

20150105834 - Methods and apparatus for bone reshaping: Systems and methods for the reshaping of bone are provided. A bone reshaping device includes at least a first attachment point and a second attachment point. The first attachment point is attached to a first site on an unmodified bone. The second attachment point is attached to a second site... Agent:

20150105833 - Surgical instrument adaptor: A surgical instrument adaptor comprises a member that defines a longitudinal axis. The member is configured for connection to an image guide that is configured to generate a signal representative of a position of a surgical instrument. The member extends between a first end and a second end. The first... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20150105781 - Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone: An implantable device includes a body and a first mounting strip connected to a trailing end portion of the body. The body has a leading end portion, a first side surface, a second side surface, an upper surface, a lower surface and a central opening extending through the upper and... Agent:

20150105780 - Method and system for determining the alignment of two bones: The present invention relates in particular to a method of alignment of a first bone, with a first and a second ends, in relation with a second bone, with a first and a second end, both bones being in a same limb, the first end of said first bone being... Agent: Ostesys

20150105782 - Actuated positioning device for arthroplasty and methods of use: A joint balancing insert with sensors and an actuated mechanism is disclosed. The joint balancing insert is used to balance a joint during arthroplasty surgery, as the sensors provide force, position and angular data relating to the movement of the joint, while the actuated mechanism allows for highly accurate and... Agent:

20150105783 - Device for use in facilitating alignment of an acetabular component: A device for use in facilitating alignment of an acetabular component relative to the pelvis of a subject, the device having a device body and at least a first locator for placement on a first predetermined mounting location on the acetabular rim of a subject, the device defining an orientation... Agent: Imperial Innovations, Ltd.

20150105784 - Patient-specific total hip arthroplasty: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for performing total hip arthroplasty with patient-specific guides Pre-operative images of a pelvic region of a patient are taken in order to predefine the structure of the guides and corresponding implants. From the obtained image data an insertional vector for implanting an acetabular implant... Agent:

20150105785 - Applicator with conformable tip: Described herein are applicators for delivery of a viscous material to a bone surface and methods of use. The applicator includes an elongate handle portion and a tip coupled to a distal location of the handle portion and formed of an elastomeric material configured to conform to the bone surface.... Agent:

20150105786 - Biomaterial dispensing device: A device for dispensing biomaterial includes a handle configured to receive a syringe, the syringe including a biomaterial and a threaded plunger, and an engagement pin retained within the handle and slidable between a first position and a second position. The engagement pin is configured to engage the threaded plunger... Agent:

20150105787 - Method for modeling a glenoid surface of a scapula, apparatus for implanting a glenoid component of a shoulder prosthesis, and method for producing such a component: An apparatus and modeling method of the present invention includes the successive steps of generating cartographic data representative of points belonging to a glenoid surface; distinguishing from among the cartographic data a first group of cartographic data corresponding to a first part of the glenoid surface, the first surface part... Agent:

20150105788 - Method and an apparatus for screw removal: A method and an apparatus for screw removal from bone plates used in osteosynthesis. The method includes the steps of: performing an incision in the soft tissue surrounding an implanted bone screw having a screw head inserted in an elongated plate hole of a bone plate; positioning an expandable tip... Agent: Risystem Ag

20150105789 - Tissue resection device and related methods of use: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, the medical device includes a snare member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The medical device also includes an operating member extending proximally of the snare member. The operating is enabled to extend and retract the snare member from... Agent:

20150105790 - Surgical tissue retrieval instrument and method of use of a surgical tissue retrieval instrument: A surgical tissue retrieval instrument has a collapsible pouch at the distal end of an elongated pusher rod that is introduced into a patient through a cannula. The instrument includes a two-jaw fork that forms a loop when in an unconstrained configuration and that supports the pouch. Deployment and operation... Agent:

20150105791 - Laparoscopic device: A medical instrument includes a tubular cutter extending along an axis and having a windowed outer sleeve and a moveable inner cutting sleeve. An ultrasound transducer is operatively coupled to the inner cutting sleeve in order to induce motion in the inner cutting sleeve to enhance cutting or resection of... Agent: Hermes Innovations, LLC

20150105792 - Medical devices and methods for manipulating bodily tissues: A medical device includes an elongate member. The elongate member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The second end portion of the elongate member has an upper surface and a lower surface disposed opposite the upper surface. The lower surface has a planar portion. The upper... Agent:

20150105795 - Deployable and multi-sectional hearing implant electrode: An implantable electrode is described for a cochlear implant patient with a malformed common cavity cochlea having a single internal cavity defined by an outer cavity wall or patients having an incomplete partition or conventional spiral-shaped cochlea. An intra-cochlear electrode array is configured to be inserted into the cochlea through... Agent:

20150105794 - Electrode for common cavity cochlear malformation: A method is described to implant a cochlear implant electrode into a cochlea having a single internal cavity defined by an outer cavity wall. An implantable electrode array is made of a resilient electrode carrier material and has an outer surface with one or more stimulation contacts for delivering the... Agent:

20150105793 - Methods and devices for subcutaneous lead implantation: Devices and implantation methods utilizing subcutaneous placement into a patient are disclosed for the insertion, advancement and positioning of a subcutaneous implantable medical device (SIMD) such as a medical electrical lead. The SIMD is releasably-engaged with a device in accordance with embodiments of this disclosure, and advanced from an incision... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150105796 - Surgical instrument including an inwardly deflecting cutting tip for removing an implanted object: A device for removing an implanted object from a body vessel includes an actuator having an elongated sheath extending therefrom, the elongated sheath including a proximal portion and a distal portion. A tubular outer member has a proximal end attached to the distal portion of the elongated sheath, with a... Agent:

20150105797 - Motion control system for module type capsule robot in body: A motion control system includes a first capsule robot, which includes a first housing, a first shaft configured to be movable bi-directionally, the first shaft having a first permanent magnet at an outer end, a first leg unit configured to protrude outwards from the first housing, and a first control... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

20150105798 - Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument: A robotic surgery system includes a robot and an instrument assembly. The instrument assembly includes a drive unit with at least one rotary drive having an electric motor and a drive shaft that has a coupling part for coupling to a drive shaft of the instrument; an instrument including an... Agent: Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

20150105799 - Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument: A robotic surgery system includes a robot and an instrument assembly. The instrument assembly includes a drive unit with at least one rotary drive having an electric motor and a drive shaft that has a coupling part for coupling to a drive shaft of the instrument; an instrument including an... Agent:

20150105800 - Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument: A robotic surgery system includes a robot and an instrument assembly. The instrument assembly includes a drive unit with at least one rotary drive having an electric motor and a drive shaft that has a coupling part for coupling to a drive shaft of the instrument; an instrument including an... Agent:

20150105801 - Foot cleaning device: A version of the invention discloses a foot cleaning device. A preferred embodiment of a version of the invention is based on a circular foot cleaning device that uses thin or textured edges to exfoliate and clean the foot and heel. In a preferred embodiment, the device is placed on... Agent:

20150105802 - Skin cleanser: A skin cleanser includes a surface, such as a silicone surface, with at least one textured portion for transmitting vibrational tapping to the skin. The skin cleanser includes at least one oscillating motor for generating the tapping motion to the skin. The textured portion includes touch-points or a wave that... Agent:

20150105803 - Suture removal instrument and method: The present device is a suture removal instrument having a disposable guarded blade. The disposable guarded blade comprises of a guard component and a blade component. The present suture removal instrument provides a quick, efficient, and atraumatic removal of the suture. It also decreases discomfort associated with suture removal by... Agent:

20150105804 - Gripper pusher mechanism for tissue apposition systems: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen,... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20150105805 - Suture-based closure with hemostatic tract plug: Devices for closing a passage through tissue communicating with a body lumen. The device may include an elongate body, a sheath disposed at the distal end of the device for disposition within a body lumen, a hollow needle disposed within a needle lumen of the body, the needle being selectively... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20150105808 - Devices for approximating tissue and related methods of use: Devices for approximating multiple tissue edges internal to a body are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150105807 - Tissue fixation device to grasp, retain and release tissue: Tissue fixation members 18 interact with a housing 12 to hold tissue relative to the housing and allow the orientation and position of the grasped tissue to be manipulated with improved efficacy. The tissue fixation members can be easily and quickly moved between deployed and retracted positions to reversibly grasp... Agent:

20150105806 - Universal cranioplasty mesh: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a device for use in a cranioplasty including a first mesh, wherein a structure of the first mesh has a generally rigid, contoured configuration. The device also includes a second mesh, wherein a structure of the second mesh has a generally... Agent:

20150105809 - Catheter pull wire actuation mechanism: A catheter has an elongate tubular component that defines a pull wire lumen, which extends along at least a portion of a length thereof. A pull wire extends within the pull wire lumen with a distal end of the pull wire being secured near a distal end of the catheter.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20150105810 - Anastomosis probe and cutting device: Technologies are provided for an opto-mechancial device is provided for enabling surgeons to rapidly simulate proposed intestinal/colorectal anastomosis cut lines and assess their impact upon tissue perfusion prior to their implementation. The pre-selection process enables a surgeon to decide upon the locations of the anastomotic cut lines that are most... Agent:

20150105811 - Methods for dissection of subcutaneous tissue: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that... Agent:

20150105812 - Pacemaker contact screw removal tool: A tool for removing debris from sockets containing screws of electrical conductors of medical pacemakers, to allow engagement of screw heads for unthreading. The tool includes a body, with a screw driving blade projecting from one end and a cutting blade of diameter similar to that of the screw driving... Agent:

20150105813 - Blood collecting apparatus, lancet and lancing device: The present invention provides a blood collecting apparatus including a lancet and a lancing device. The lancing device is used for inserting the lancet and triggering the lancet to collect blood. The lancing device includes a housing, a lancet holder, a triggering mechanism, a withdrawing mechanism, a distance adjusting mechanism... Agent:

20150105814 - Vascular occluder with crossing frame elements: An occlusion device includes first and second crossing frame elements each of annular ring-shape, as well as first and second annular support elements connected to respective extremities of the crossing frame elements. The frame and support elements are provided with covers made of a substantially impervious material. The occluder may... Agent:

20150105815 - High pressure tear resistant balloon: An expandable medical balloon comprising an inner layer formed of a polymer material having a first flexural modulus, an intermediate layer formed of a material having a second flexural and an outer layer formed of a material having a third flexural modulus, wherein the flexural modulus of the inner layer... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150105817 - Filamentary devices for treatment of vascular defects: Devices and methods for treatment of a patient's vasculature with some embodiments configured for delivery with a microcatheter for treatment of the cerebral vasculature of a patient. Some embodiments may include a permeable shell configured to occlude blood flow therethrough.... Agent:

20150105816 - Multiple balloon venous occlusion catheter: A multiple balloon catheter designed to quickly and easily obtain hemostasis during open and minimal access surgery in the event of venous injury.... Agent:

20150105818 - Apparatus and method for treatment of sinusitis: A method of treating a constricted sinus passageway of a patient includes traversing the canine fossa region of the patient so as to form a passageway in the sinus cavity. A cannula is positioned in the passageway. A visualization tool such as an endoscope is passed through a lumen or... Agent:

20150105819 - Shaping improvements for inferior vena cava filter and retrieval systems: Funnel-trap type devices are described that are made of shape-set (e.g., heatset) braid for delivery and/or retrieval of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters or other medical devices. Delivery and/or retrieval devices, kits in which they are included, methods of use and methods of manufacture are all contemplated. Additional forming tooling,... Agent:

20150105820 - Laparoscopic forceps assembly: A laparoscopic forceps comprising a handpiece including a distal end portion; a tubular member protruding from the distal end portion of the handpiece, the tubular member having a distal end with a distal opening, a pair of jaws having legs that are disposed within the tubular member and partially protruding... Agent:

20150105821 - Laparoscopic forceps assembly: A laparoscopic forceps comprising a handpiece including a distal end portion; a tubular member protruding from the distal end portion of the handpiece, the tubular member having a distal end, a pair of jaws having legs that are disposed within the tubular member and partially protruding from the distal end... Agent:

20150105822 - Surgical incision and closure apparatus: An apparatus for closing a surgical incision comprises left and right base panels, a plurality of closure components, and a plurality of left and right axial supports coupled to the respective base panels. The closure components couple the left and right base panels to each other laterally and have left... Agent: Zipline Medical, Inc.

20150105823 - Surgical stapling device: A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and... Agent:

20150105824 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws, zero-profile horizontal intervertebral miniplates, total intervertebral body fusion devices, and posterior motion-calibrating interarticulating joint stapling device for spinal fusion: An apparatus and method for joining members together using a self-drilling screw apparatus or stapling apparatus are disclosed. The screw apparatus includes a worm drive screw, a spur gear and superior and inferior screws which turn simultaneously in a bi-directional manner. A rotating mechanism drives the first and second screw... Agent:

20150105825 - Interspinous spacer devices for dynamic stabilization of degraded spinal segments: An interspinous spacer device for the treatment of high-grade spinal disorders is disclosed herein. The interspinous spacer device includes a sliding rod and a base that contains a curved internal track that limits the range of motion and center of rotation of the spinal segments stabilized using the device to... Agent: Colorado State University Research Foundation

20150105826 - Adjustable spinal implant: In one embodiment, a non-invasively adjustable spinal system for treatment of a subject having spondylolisthesis includes a first implantable actuator having at least one anchoring structure, the anchoring structure configured to facilitate securement of the first implantable actuator to a portion of the sacrum of the subject. The non-invasively adjustable... Agent:

20150105827 - Pedicle screw assembly and methods therefor: A method for stabilizing a spine includes providing a coupling element having upper and lower ends, a rod receiving opening adapted to receive an elongated stabilizing rod, a bone extending through the lower end and a conical-shaped seat surrounding the bore adjacent the lower end; providing a fastener having upper... Agent:

20150105828 - Implant placement: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to implant placement into bone. More specifically, embodiments of the invention relate to implant placement across the sacro-iliac joint. Placement can be facilitated using various CT imaging views that allow the implants to be placed in bone associated with articular cartilage.... Agent:

20150105829 - Bone fixation device: A bone fixation element (100) for fixing a bone fixation plate (200) to a bone (5) is disclosed. The bone fixation element (100) includes a shank (140) receivable into the bone (5) and a head (120) securable to the bone fixation plate (200). The head (120) has an external locking... Agent: Austofix Group Limited

20150105830 - Bone screw with self-constrained flexibility: A bone screw is provided including a longitudinal core member having a longitudinal axis defining a longitudinal direction and having an outer surface and a helical groove in the outer surface, the groove being defined by opposed sidewalls; and a helical thread body configured to be accommodated in the groove.... Agent:

  
04/09/2015 > 53 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20150100047 - Sheath for a medical or dental instrument: A sheath includes a plurality of layers coupled to one another and configured to cover a medical or dental instrument. The sheath may include an instrument cover segment and a cable cover segment attached to each other. When in a pre-use configuration, such as when packaged, the cable cover segment... Agent:

20150100048 - Method for generating shaped laser pulses in a lithotripter and a lithotripter: Method for generating a shaped laser pulse in a lithotripter characterized in that if the pulse duration is divided into four intervals of equal length, less than 25% of the energy of the pulse is emitted in the first of those intervals, and in that the maximum intensity of the... Agent: Dornier Medtech Laser Gmbh

20150100049 - System and method for generating treatment patterns: System and method for generating patterns P of aiming and treatment light on target eye tissue (e.g. the retina) of a patient's eye. The system includes light sources for treatment and aiming light, a scanner for generating patterns of spots of the generated light, a controller, and a graphic user... Agent: Topcon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.

20150100050 - Laser capsulotomy device and method of use: An apparatus and method for treating opacity in the posterior eye capsule includes using an illumination device to identify and analyze tension lines in the posterior eye capsule and then using a laser to perforate at least a portion of the posterior eye capsule along the tension lines.... Agent:

20150100051 - Electrosurgical devices, directional reflector assemblies coupleable thereto, and electrosurgical systems including same: A directional reflector assembly includes a tubular shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and adapted to operably engage an electrosurgical ablation probe, and a conical aperture having a proximal open apex joined to a distal end of the tubular shaft, and a distal open base, wherein an... Agent:

20150100053 - Scanning cannula: d

20150100052 - Spinal disk herniation repositioning and radiofrequency ablation (rfa) device and method for treating vertebral disc herniation: Devices, components, apparatus, and/or methods for using and making a combination spinal disk herniation repositioning and radiofrequency apparatus (RFA) or device that uses one or more repositioning probes and one or more needles/electrodes, wherein the device's probe repositions, and the electrode or needle treats or ablates, an injured, torn, herniated,... Agent:

20150100054 - Multifunctional instrument: A multifunctional instrument for HF surgical treatment of tissue, in particular for optional cutting, injecting and coagulating tissue is proposed. The multifunctional instrument has the following elements: at least one fluid chamber for receiving a fluid; a temperature control device communicating with said at least one fluid chamber for warming,... Agent: Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh

20150100055 - Ablation catheter electrode having multiple thermal sensors and method of use: The invention relates to electrodes used in ablation catheter devices, where the electrodes contain two or more thermal sensors at different positions within the electrode that are capable of detecting temperature differences along the external surface of the electrode. In preferred embodiments, the thermal sensors are separated by one or... Agent:

20150100056 - Therapeutic treatment apparatus: A therapeutic treatment apparatus includes a first heat transfer unit, a second heat transfer unit, a first heat generating element, a second heat generating element, a temperature acquisition unit which acquires a first temperature of the first heat generating element and a second temperature of the second heat generating element,... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150100057 - Foot, ankle and lower extremity compression and fixation system and related uses: In general, various embodiments of the present invention comprise an external fixation device, an internal fixation device, and a lower extremity stabilizer. The external fixation device is connected to the lower extremity stabilizer and the external fixation device is adjustably connected to the internal fixation device. The internal fixation device... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20150100099 - Puncture assisting tool and puncture tool assembly: A puncture assisting tool for assisting in a puncturing operation by a puncture tool that is used to insert and place a spacer between bones and includes an arc-shaped needle includes a base section configured to be in contact with a skin of a patient; and a guide unit configured... Agent:

20150100097 - Rod reducer: A rod reducer apparatus is disclosed and includes a housing, an anvil coupled to a shaft, a plurality of arm members, and a button. The housing has an opening extending therethrough for receiving the shaft. The anvil is coupled to one end of the shaft. The button is slidably disposed... Agent:

20150100098 - Rod reducer: A rod reducer apparatus is disclosed and includes a housing, an anvil coupled to a shaft, a plurality of arm members, and a button. The housing has an opening extending therethrough for receiving the shaft. The anvil is coupled to one end of the shaft. The button is slidably disposed... Agent:

20150100058 - Systems and methods for joint replacement: Systems and methods for joint replacement are provided. The systems and methods include a surgical orientation device and at least one orthopedic fixture. The surgical orientation device and orthopedic fixtures can be used to locate the orientation of an axis in the body, to adjust an orientation of a cutting... Agent:

20150100059 - Knee balancing for revision procedures: Methods, systems and devices are provided for facilitating a surgical procedure on a knee, particularly, a revision total knee replacement procedure. Prior femoral and tibial prostheses are removed. A cut end of a distal femur is engaged with a femoral adjustment member, which will typically center itself about an intermedullary... Agent:

20150100060 - Acetabular cup insertion instruments: An acetabular cup shell insertion system is provided for a shell having a threaded central opening and a part-spherical inner surface. The system includes an impactor having a strike plate at a first end and a first connection element at a second end. Also provided is a longitudinally extending adapter... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20150100061 - Canal sizer and associated method: An instrument for measuring the medullary canal of a long bone in order to determine the proper size for a stem centralizer is provided. The instrument includes an elongated central portion defining opposed first and second ends and a contact portion. The contact portion extends from the first end or... Agent:

20150100062 - Resection device having support elements and related methods of use: Embodiments of the present disclosure include medical devices and related methods of use, and manufacture thereof. The medical device may include a snare including an elongate actuation member and a distal snare member. The medical device may further include a snare support including first and second arms and a base... Agent:

20150100063 - Methods and apparatuses for treatment of meibomian glands: Methods and apparatuses of treating meibomian glands are disclosed. The method comprises applying regulated heat to an eyelid to reach a temperature adequate to melt at least one obstruction within at least one meibomian gland. The method also comprises maintaining the regulated heat for a time period adequate to place... Agent:

20150100064 - Device for immobilizing a primary instrument and method therefor: Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, CT, or frameless surgical navigation systems.... Agent:

20150100066 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for precise guidance of surgical tools: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive... Agent: Kb Medical Sa

20150100065 - Interleaved manipulator: Various apparatuses and methods involve flexible components for insertion into tissue, such as for minimally-invasive surgical procedures. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a plurality of elongated flexible segments and one or more rigid actuators coupled between the flexible segments. One or more tendons extend within... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20150100068 - Method for providing surgical access: One embodiment is directed to a method for advancing a needle into a tissue structure, comprising: advancing a distal end of a needle insertion assembly, the assembly comprising an insertion member coupled to a tissue interface indentor member and movably coupled to an elongate needle member, against a targeted tissue... Agent: Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.

20150100067 - Methods and systems for computer-guided placement of bone implants: The present technology relates generally to systems and methods for computer-guided placement of bone implants. In some embodiments, for example, a method of computer-guided surgical insertion of an implant into a target bone includes imaging the target bone to obtain three-dimensional (3D) image data, and, based on the 3D image... Agent:

20150100069 - Surgery assistance device: A surgery assistance device includes an operation input section, a motion section which is formed with a channel into which a surgical instrument is insertable and is capable of moving through the channel, a movement amount detection means detecting a treatment section movement amount, a motion section information calculation means... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150100070 - Medical devices with detachable pivotable jaws: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for engaging tissue, e.g. for clipping tissue, closing a perforation or performing hemostasis. Generally, the medical system including a housing, first and second jaws rotatable relative to the housing, a driver, and an elongate drive wire. The elongate drive wire may be disconnected... Agent:

20150100072 - Length of self-retaining suture and method and device for using the same: A method and device for anchoring a length of self-retaining suture. The method of anchoring includes providing for an assembly having a length of self-retaining suture and a suture insertion device. The length of suture includes at least a portion of the length having a plurality of retainers thereon extending... Agent:

20150100071 - Magnetic u-stitch device: A suturing device is made of two hypodermic needles allowing one or more sutures (at the same time) and a retrieval probe to be advanced into a cavity (e.g., a stomach cavity) of the patient. Both the suture and retrieval probes comprise magnets of opposite polarities on their leading ends.... Agent:

20150100073 - Placing sutures: A suturing instrument is configured for to apply sutures to approximate, ligate, or fixate tissue in, for example, open, mini-incision, trans-vaginal, or endoscopic surgical procedures. The suturing instrument includes an elongate body member, a needle exit port, a needle receiving port, and a needle deployment mechanism. The suturing instrument eliminates... Agent:

20150100074 - Intraoral cleaner: Provided is an intraoral cleaner capable of widely cleaning the interior of the oral cavity due to the fact that a head portion thereof does not include an element corresponding to a ring portion found in conventional tongue cleaners. The intraoral cleaner includes a rod-shaped grip and a flat and... Agent: Shikien Co., Ltd.

20150100075 - Energy based hyperhidrosis treatment: A method and system for energy-based (e.g., ultrasound treatment and/or other modalities) of sweat glands are provided. An exemplary method and system for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be configured in various manners, such as through use of therapy only, therapy and monitoring, imaging and therapy, or therapy, imaging,... Agent:

20150100076 - Tissue removing device: Tissue can be removed from a patient with a catheter or other medical device having a cutting member. A source of suction can be coupled to the device for suctioning removed tissue through a lumen in the device and out of the patient's body.... Agent:

20150100077 - Thread forming jamshidi assembly: The present invention is directed towards a Jamshidi assembly which can be used for surgical procedures, such as inserting a pedicle screw within a patient. The Jamshidi assembly comprises an inner cannulated member sized and shaped to receive a sharp pointed medical device and slidably disposed within an outer sleeve... Agent:

20150100078 - Device of automatic mechanical wound opener for head and neck surgery: A wound opener is provided. An operative field can be created through head/neck soft tissues for introducing the endoscopes and robotic surgical tools. An incision size can be properly adjusted. Thus, endoscopes, robotic arms or other devices can be smoothly introduced into the operative field to evaluate and treat lesions... Agent: National Taiwan University Hospital

20150100079 - Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent having improved stability: An angioplasty catheter comprises a catheter body having a balloon or other radially expandable shell at its distal end. An external structure is carried over the shell and scores a stenosed region in a blood vessel when the balloon is inflated therein. The catheter has an attachment structure disposed between... Agent: Angioscore, Inc.

20150100080 - Reduction forceps with dual 90°-deformation for distribution among two planes: The invention relates to a reduction forceps comprising a first rod and a second rod, which are supported on a swivel joint defining an axis of rotation such that they are pivotable relative to one another, the first rod comprising on one side of the swivel joint a first jaw... Agent:

20150100081 - Vascular hole closure device: A device for closing an aperture in a vessel wall, the aperture having an external opening in an external region of the vessel wall and an internal opening in an internal region of the vessel wall. The device includes a covering member positionable inside the vessel against the internal opening... Agent: Rex Medical, L.p.

20150100082 - Vascular hole closure device: A device for closing an aperture in a vessel wall, the aperture having an external opening in an external region of the vessel wall and an internal opening in an internal region of the vessel wall. The device includes a covering member positionable inside the vessel against the internal opening... Agent: Rex Medical. L.p.

20150100083 - Surgically closing percutaneously punctures: A closure device for sealing a percutaneous puncture in a wall of a body passageway, the closure device including at least one of a toggle configured to engage an interior surface of the body passageway or a plug configured to engage an exterior surface of the body passageway and a... Agent:

20150100084 - Devices and methods for suturing: The present disclosure generally relates to medical devices including sutures and methods of use thereof. The medical device may include a suture having projections angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the suture and a needle coupled to the suture for inserting the suture into tissue, wherein the projections... Agent:

20150100085 - System for providing surgical access: One embodiment is directed to a system for advancing a needle into a tissue structure, comprising: an elongate needle member having a tapered distal tip; an insertion member having proximal and distal ends, the distal end being coupled to the elongate needle member, and the proximal end being configured to... Agent: Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.

20150100086 - Composition, molded article, thread, medical kit and medical product with improved degradation profile: A composition includes polydioxanone and/or a copolymer thereof and at least one carboxylic salt. A molding includes the composition. A thread includes the composition. A medical kit includes the composition and a medical product includes the composition.... Agent: Itv Denkendorf Produktservice Gmbh

20150100087 - Method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone, including the provision and use of a novel knotless suture anchor system: Apparatus for securing an object to bone, the apparatus comprising: an anchor, the anchor comprising: a body comprising an opening for receiving a filament therein; and a locking element movably mounted to the body for selectively locking the filament to the body; and an inserter for deploying the anchor in... Agent:

20150100088 - System and method for securing an implant to tissue: A system and method for securing a medical implant within a patient. The method comprises disposing an anchor element around the implant, the anchor element including a pair of tabs each including an eyelet, and a flexible intermediate portion between the tabs, wherein disposing the anchor element around the implant... Agent:

20150100089 - Polyaxial plate rod system and surgical procedure: A spinal fixation device includes a bone screw, a nut, a bearing, a slider, and a plate construct. The screw has a head with a nut connection and a screw portion. The nut has an exterior wall and a bore connecting to the nut connection. The bearing has an exterior... Agent:

20150100090 - Implantable apparatus for modulation of skeletal growth: An implantable apparatus for use in the correction of skeletal deformities comprising a hinge applied in various orientations across one or more growth plates and attached to bone via attachment members.... Agent:

20150100093 - Connection assembly: An orthopedic connection assembly is described that comprises a housing member for receiving an implant that is operably connected to a receiving member for receiving an anchor member. The connection assembly is configured to have a locking mechanism that secures and fixes the relative orientation between the implant and the... Agent:

20150100092 - System and method for cervical midline fixation: Devices and methods for enhancing the effectiveness of spinal stabilization, and particularly that of cervical spinal stabilization, are provided herein. More specifically, methods and systems are disclosed for effectively positioning occipital plates and spinal fixation assemblies within target vertebrae, while also reducing any associated patient trauma (e.g., muscle stripping, tissue... Agent:

20150100091 - Systems and methods for performing spine surgery: A method is provided for correcting a curvature or deformity in a patient's spine based on the digitized locations of implanted screws and tracking the placement of the rod as it is placed in a minimally invasive fashion. The method is implemented by a control unit through a GUI to... Agent:

20150100094 - Pivoting vertebral plate: A surgical system includes an implant having a first attachment mechanism and an insertion instrument having a proximal end, a distal end, and a second attachment mechanism disposed at the distal end for removable connection with the first attachment mechanism. The proximal end of the insertion instrument is pivotable with... Agent:

20150100095 - Bone plates, screws and instruments: Systems for trauma and/or joint fusion implants and instruments include transarticular screw and intra-articular washer, polyaxial screw and plate, single- and multi-level polyaxial bone clamps, and minimally invasive adaptations.... Agent:

20150100096 - Translating polyaxial screw: A translating polyaxial bone anchor for anchoring a connecting rod to a spinal vertebra comprises a fastener having a bone engaging portion and a head, the head defining a socket. An insert is captively retained in the socket and configured for swiveling polyaxial movement therein. The insert includes an elongate... Agent:

  
04/02/2015 > 84 patent applications in 60 patent subcategories.

20150094698 - Cooled laser fiber for improved thermal therapy: In one embodiment, the disclosure is directed to an integrated apparatus for delivering energy to a tissue. The integrated apparatus included a housing having a distal end and a tubular structure located within the housing forming a first annulus between the tubular structure and the housing. The tubular structure is... Agent:

20150094699 - Multi-spot laser surgical probe using faceted optical elements: An optical surgical probe includes a handpiece having a metal cannula at a distal end, a light guide within the metal cannula that carries a light beam from a light source through the metal cannula, and a multi-spot generator formed within a distal opening of the metal cannula that seals... Agent:

20150094700 - Cylindrical probe outer casing for cryosurgery device, and treatment unit: There are provided an external cylinder for a probe equipped in a cryosurgical apparatus and a therapeutic-device unit, which are able to protect normal cells near a lesion, provide higher heat efficiency for the freeze and thawing, and simplify the structure. The external cylinder for the probe equipped in the... Agent:

20150094701 - Triple balloon catheter: The present invention advantageously provides a method and system for cryogenically ablating large areas of tissue within the left atrium. In an exemplary embodiment a cryotherapy device includes a catheter body, a proximal end and a distal end; a first lumen; a second lumen; and an ablation element expandable from... Agent:

20150094702 - Cryogenic device: Cryogenic device for carrying out cryotherapy on the entire body of a patient, the cryogenic device includes a treatment cabin for taking up a patient, the treatment cabin having closed walls, a closed roof and a door for entering the treatment cabin; a cold treatment gas preparation and distribution system... Agent:

20150094703 - Electrosurgical medical device with power modulation: An electrosurgical ablation device provides pulse width modulated DC power to a heating segment in a catheter for use in providing treatment. In some embodiments the DC power to be modulated is sourced from an AC/DC power converter coupled to a source of AC power. In some embodiments the DC... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150094704 - Medical treatment devices having adjustable length and/or diameter: The present embodiments enable the length and/or diameter of the heating segment of a medical treatment device to be adjusted on the fly during a treatment procedure, without a need to interrupt the procedure, thus allowing a single catheter to be used at different locations in a hollow anatomical structure.... Agent:

20150094705 - Medical treatment devices having adjustable length and/or diameter: The present embodiments enable the length and/or diameter of the heating segment of a medical treatment device to be adjusted on the fly during a treatment procedure, without a need to interrupt the procedure, thus allowing a single catheter to be used at different locations in a hollow anatomical structure.... Agent:

20150094706 - Medical treatment devices having adjustable length and/or diameter: The present embodiments enable the length and/or diameter of the heating segment of a medical treatment device to be adjusted on the fly during a treatment procedure, without a need to interrupt the procedure, thus allowing a single catheter to be used at different locations in a hollow anatomical structure.... Agent:

20150094707 - Cable management system for medical treatment device: An enclosure of a power source for medical treatment devices includes a handle portion extending from a first surface of the enclosure. The handle portion includes a standoff extending away from the first surface, and a flange extending transversely from the standoff and defining a plane that is generally parallel... Agent:

20150094708 - Bipolar electrosurgical instrument with movable electrode and related systems and methods: An electrosurgical device is provided that includes a handset having a shaft extending therefrom, a pair of active electrodes at a distal end of the shaft, and a movable, electrically floating electrode selectively positionable between the active electrodes. The floating electrode, when positioned to contact tissue between the active electrodes,... Agent:

20150094709 - Electrosurgical probes for suction and irrigation systems: An electrosurgical probe for suction and irrigation systems is provided. The electrosurgical probe comprises an elongate tube with a probe tip and a probe handle. An unobstructed fluid communication path is defined by the probe handle and elongate tube.... Agent:

20150094710 - Graphical user interface for association with an electrode structure deployed in contact with a tissue region: Systems and methods deploy an electrode structure in contact with the tissue region. The electrode structure carries a sensor at a known location on the electrode structure to monitor an operating condition. The systems and methods provide an interface, which generate an idealized image of the electrode structure and an... Agent: Mederi Therapeutics, Inc.

20150094711 - Heated resonant cutting device and method of use thereof: Disclosed herein is a cutting and/or coagulating device that includes a cutting and/or coagulating member and a radio frequency generator such that an output of the radio frequency generator is connected to the cutting and/or coagulating member. The cutting and/or coagulating member is electrically resonant at the frequency of the... Agent:

20150094712 - Electrosurgical fibroid ablation system and method: Electrosurgical fibroid ablation systems and methods utilize a probe having at least two electrodes to perform bipolar ablation. The probe is inserted into a uterine fibroid so as to enter the fibroid along the major-axis direction of an ellipsoidal fibroid (a direction that is substantially parallel to the uterine wall).... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.

20150094714 - Limited-use medical device: A medical device including one or more components positioned to contact contaminants during use of the medical device. The one or more components including one or more limited-use portions transitionable upon use from an initial state, wherein the limited-use portion(s) exhibits a clean appearance, to a used state, wherein the... Agent:

20150094713 - Systems and methods for electrical coupling in a medical device: Systems and methods for preventing contamination of a sterile field during a treatment procedure. In some embodiments, a treatment apparatus is configured to occupy the sterile field, and a power cable is configured to remain outside the sterile field. The treatment apparatus is connectable to the power cable via an... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150094715 - Methods and devices for diastolic assist: The devices and method described herein allow for therapeutic damage to increase volume in these hyperdynamic hearts to allow improved physiology and ventricular filling and to reduce diastolic filling pressure by making the ventricle less stiff.... Agent:

20150094716 - Electrosurgical instrument: An electrosurgical instrument includes an elongated housing having proximal and distal ends. The proximal end is configured to couple to a source of electrosurgical energy via first and second channels extending along a length of the housing to the distal end thereof. The distal end includes a reflector having a... Agent:

20150094717 - Dome-shaped bipolar electrode assembly: A bipolar endoscopic needle knife may an elongate tubular member and a dome-shaped bipolar electrode assembly coupled to a distal end of the elongate tubular member. The bipolar electrode assembly may include an active electrode portion coupled to an active path of the bipolar endoscopic needle knife, a return electrode... Agent:

20150094718 - Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with dual function control: The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. For example, the suction apparatus may be arranged adjacent to an electrocautery electrode, which may generate smoke during operation, for evacuating smoke from a surgical site.... Agent:

20150094719 - Bipolar coagulation probe and snare: An electrosurgical device that can be used to remove pedunculated tissue structures such as polyps and certain uterine fibroids includes bipolar surface electrodes and a bipolar snare. The device includes a probe having a proximal end and a distal end, bipolar surface electrodes adjacent to the distal end of the... Agent:

20150094720 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members moveable with respect to one another between an open position and a closed position. A knife channel having a body and a base is defined within each jaw member. A knife assembly includes a knife having a... Agent:

20150094721 - External fixator system: An external fixation frame for correcting a bone deformity includes a first fixation ring and a second fixation ring. A posterior adjustable length strut couples a posterior portion of the first fixation ring to a posterior portion of the second fixation ring and has universal joint. Medial and lateral adjustable... Agent:

20150094722 - Full wrist fusion device: Disclosed is a device for total wrist fusion that includes (a) a first section, which is preferably a plate, that is positioned under the skin on top of the forearm, wrist and potentially part of the hand and connected to one or more of the radius or carpal bones, (b)... Agent:

20150094724 - Joint scrubber: A medical device suitable for scrubbing a joint, such as a distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint, is disclosed. The device may include a first end, a second end, and a space there between, and a joint scrubber having a first end coupled to the second end of the arm. The joint... Agent:

20150094723 - Ultrasonic surgical apparatus with power reduction: An ultrasonic surgical includes a probe with an operative edge or surface at a distal end, an electromechanical transducer connected to the probe, and an activation circuit connected to the transducer for supplying thereto an electrical waveform having an ultrasonic frequency and an amplitude. The activation circuit includes a signal... Agent: Misonix Incorporated

20150094726 - Drilling device for acromioplasty: Provided is a drilling device for acromioplasty including an outer tube assembly including including a head section having a rotor having a first power transmission unit having a hollow structure and configured to receive power and a twist drill coupled to a lower end of the rotor with a hollow... Agent:

20150094725 - Reamer for implant surgery: Disclosed is a reamer for implant surgery including: cutting front end portions each of which has a sharp front end; cut edges of a horizontal line form, the cutting front end portions and the cut edges being arranged radially and alternately, wherein one side of the cutting front end portion... Agent:

20150094780 - Device for fixing a femur in hip endoprosthetics: A device (10) for fixing a femur in hip endoprosthetics is described, comprising a femur support (18) having a bent hook part (36) that forms a supporting rest for the femur to be fixed in the region between greater trochanter and lesser trochanter, and having a shaft (38) connected to... Agent:

20150094781 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument for separating an introducer sheath from a device connected to the introducer sheath is disclosed. In embodiments, the surgical instrument includes an extension extending in a longitudinal direction; a pin; and a separator connecting the extension and the pin.... Agent:

20150094727 - Method and device for joint replacement: A method of joint replacement Including forming one or more arthroscopy portals adjacent a hip joint that includes, a femur with a femoral head and a pelvis with an acetabulum socket, inserting a hemiarthroplasty cup, having a cup inner surface and a cup outer surface, between a femoral head outer... Agent:

20150094729 - Acetabular cup inserter: An instrument for positioning a hollow cup component of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis. The instrument includes an insertion end section, a handle end section opposite the insertion end section, and a shaft coupling the insertion end section to the handle end section. The insertion end section includes a cam wheel... Agent:

20150094728 - Instrument for positioning a cup component of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis: An instrument for positioning a hollow cup component of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis. The instrument includes a longitudinal member having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The instrument further includes a resilient cup engaging member coupled to the first end. The resilient cup engaging member... Agent:

20150094730 - Bone treatment system: To easily and accurately place a bone filling material in a cured state at a bone treatment target, a bone treatment system includes a placement device and a deployment operation device. The placement device includes a shaft having a flow path which enables a bone filling material to be placed... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150094731 - Bone treatment system: To favorably discharge gas internally present in a device during filling of a bone filling material, a bone treatment system has a shaft that has a flow path which enables a bone filling material to be placed on a space of a radius to flow therethrough, and a filling balloon... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150094732 - Remote catheter positioning system with hoop drive assembly: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments provide a hoop drive assembly. A hoop drive assembly according to the various embodiments may include one or more toothed rings and one or more motors coupled to the one or more toothed rings. In the various embodiments, rotation of the one... Agent:

20150094733 - Rotary catheter drive unit containing seal-sets: A rotary catheter drive unit containing a motor and a seal-set, an output shaft of the motor being power transmittingly connected to a flexible shaft that is rotatably disposed through the seal-set, the seal-set comprising a bearing and an adjacent seal defining a first and a second concentric bores, respectively,... Agent:

20150094734 - Electrode array and deployment assembly including an electrode array that is folded into a cannula that is narrower in width than the array: An electrode array assembly with a frame that is foldable or bendable on which electrodes are disposed. The frame includes laterally spaced apart bridges. Tabs extend laterally outwardly from the bridges Electrodes are disposed on the tabs. Beams, also part of the frame, extend between the laterally adjacent bridges. The... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20150094735 - Tools and assemblies thereof for implantable medical devices: A tool has an outer assembly, which includes a deployment tube, extending around, and moveable with respect to an inner assembly of the tool; the inner assembly includes a single pull wire and a distal member configured to engage an end of an implantable medical device. The deployment tube includes... Agent:

20150094737 - Medical manipulator and treatment tool replacement method: A medical manipulator includes: an operation member configured to drive so as to operate a treatment tool; a treatment tool side drive shaft configured to rotate about an axis thereof so as to drive the operation member; an operation amount detection member connected to the treatment tool; a treatment tool... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150094736 - System and method of controlling a robotic system for manipulating anatomy of a patient during a surgical procedure: System and methods of controlling a robotic system for manipulating anatomy of a patient during a surgical procedure include applying a force to the anatomy to generate a response by the anatomy. The response of the anatomy is measured and a characteristic of the anatomy is calculated based on the... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20150094738 - Devices and methods for securing tissue: A compression ring to grip and compress body structure such as diverticulum, hemorrhoids, and tissue adjacent a hole. A resilient ring-shaped body defines a compression channel, and one or more axially rigid elongated spikes extend from the body into the channel. The body defines a first axial segment surrounding the... Agent: Insightra Medical Inc.

20150094740 - Methods and systems for ligating a blood vessel: Systems and methods for ligation of a blood vessel are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods include the following: a delivery device including a needle; a space creating mechanism for creating space outside near and far walls of the vessel; a suture ligator including a far wall buttress... Agent:

20150094739 - Suture passer device including a blunt tip and a sharp tip: The present disclosure describes a suture passer device that includes a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a suture carrier secured to the handle and moveable through a distal end of the shaft. According to one aspect of the present disclosure, one of the shaft and the suture... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20150094741 - Wound closure device including mesh barrier: A suturing device includes an elongate shaft defining a longitudinal axis, a trajectory guide translatably mounted on the elongate shaft and an introducer guard member operatively coupled to a distal portion of the elongate shaft. The introducer guard member includes at least one arm member which is movable between a... Agent:

20150094742 - Flipping-type graft fixation device and method with low flipping distance: A graft retention device has an elongated body with first and a second ends, and a midpoint therebetween. A pair of elongated slots through the body defines a tang therebetween. At least one of the slots have an open first end into the body at the body first end such... Agent:

20150094743 - Skirted hernia repair device: The present disclosure relates to skirted hernia repair devices which includes at least a first mesh layer having a first side, a second side, and an outer peripheral edge, a skirt mesh layer positioned on the first side of the first mesh layer, the skirt mesh layer having an inner... Agent:

20150094744 - Vascular anastomosis stent: Provided herein are devices, methods, and kits for a stent based anastomosis.... Agent:

20150094745 - Atherectomy device with eccentric crown: An atherectomy device may include an elongated, flexible drive shaft having a distal end for insertion into a vasculature of a patient and having a proximal end opposite the distal end remaining outside the vasculature of the patient, a handle coupled to the proximal end of the drive shaft for... Agent: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20150094749 - Devices, systems and methods for a piloting tip bushing for rotational atherectomy: A high-speed rotational atherectomy device for opening a stenosis in an artery having a given diameter, comprising: a guide wire; a flexible elongated, rotatable drive shaft advanceable over the guide wire, the drive shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and a piloting element fixedly attached to the... Agent:

20150094746 - Rotational atherectomy device with fluid inflatable support elements and distal protection capability: A rotational atherectomy device for abrading a stenotic lesion from a vessel of a patient comprises a flexible drive shaft which extends towards a distal end of the device, a distal fluid inflatable support element located at a distal end of the drive shaft and an abrasive element mounted to... Agent:

20150094747 - Systems and methods for percutaneous occlusion crossing: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for crossing or bypassing total or near total occlusions of vessels through the use of elongate members and specialized catheters that include a piercing catheter, a reentry catheter, a multi-lumen, reentry catheter, and combinations thereof. A piercing catheter comprises a distal tip used... Agent:

20150094748 - Thrombectomy and soft debris removal device: A device suitable for removing material from a living being is provided, featuring at least an aspiration pump, powered by a motor. The aspiration pump and any optional infusate pump preferably feature a helical pumping mechanism, and operate at a high rate of rotation, thereby ensuring adequate pumping performance and... Agent:

20150094750 - Lancing device: A lancing device includes a housing, a lancing unit capable of reciprocating relative to the housing, an elastic member for causing the lancing unit to reciprocate, and a resistance generator for applying resistance to the lancing unit in motion. The reciprocating motion of the lancing unit includes a puncture section... Agent: Arkray, Inc.

20150094751 - Cannula insertion tool: A cannula insertion tool includes a body having a first end portion, a second end portion, and a grip located between the first end portion and the second end portion. The body defines a channel extending through the first end portion and the grip. The insertion tool also includes a... Agent: Medical Instrument Development Laboratories, Inc.

20150094752 - Systems and methods for positioning and compacting a bodily implant: Bodily implants that can be compacted in a distal-to-proximal direction, and which facilitate repositioning of the implant after compaction. The implants include at least one pull string for expanding the implant in a radial direction while compacting the implant in the longitudinal direction. Where multiple pull strings are provided, they... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150094753 - Intragastric implants with collapsible frames: Transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods for operation thereof are described which occupy space within a stomach and/or stimulate the stomach wall. The transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods are intended to assist a patient in maintaining a healthy body weight. Features of the devices include insertion transorally... Agent: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

20150094754 - Filter device, system, and method: A filter device has a single hub and a plurality of filter struts extending in a first longitudinal direction. A plurality of wire loops extend in a second longitudinal direction opposite the filter struts. The filter struts and wire loops each engage the vessel wall of a body lumen when... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20150094755 - Non-invasive cerebral perfusion increasing device: A non-invasive cerebral perfusion increasing device including four cuffing pad units and a control unit which is connected to the cuffing pad units and is equipped with a blood pressure sensing module and a compression control module. In the non-invasive cerebral perfusion increasing device each cuffing pad unit respectively includes... Agent: Ajou University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

20150094756 - Mechanical tourniquet apparatus and method of use: A pre-fabricated tourniquet that is easy to apply, that ensures consistent and even circumferential pressure, that is light weight, that provides standard life saving operation, and that can be utilized in any setting or situation, and related methods are provided. Mechanically constricting tourniquet apparatus and related methods are provided that... Agent:

20150094757 - Economical nasal dilator and method of manufacture: A nasal dilator comprises a laminate of vertically stacked layers each comprising at least one member or component. The layers form a unitary, or single body, truss. The truss features horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages and to traverse the bridge of... Agent:

20150094758 - Economical nasal dilator and method of manufacture: A nasal dilator comprises a laminate of vertically stacked layers each comprising at least one member or component. The layers form a unitary, or single body, truss. The truss features horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages and to traverse the bridge of... Agent:

20150094759 - Vasculature closure devices and methods: Vasculature closure devices, and systems and methods for their use, are provided. In one embodiment, the vasculature closure device includes an expandable support frame deployable within a vessel, a sealing membrane at least partially supported by the support frame, and a cross-member support extending across at least a portion of... Agent:

20150094760 - Surgical suture material with barbs cut into it in the undrawn state: A surgical suture material includes a drawn elongate main body and barbs adapted to anchor in human and/or animal tissues, wherein the barbs are partially in drawn form.... Agent:

20150094763 - Attachment device to attach tissue graft: A tissue graft attachment device includes a platform member including a leading edge and a trailing edge connected to the leading edge by a pair of sides. The platform member defines a pair of slots extending along a longitudinal axis passing between the leading edge and the trailing edge, and... Agent:

20150094762 - Flipping-type graft fixation device and method with low flipping distance: A graft retention device has an elongated body with a first and second ends and a midpoint therebetween. A pair of elongated slots formed through the body defines a tang therebetween. A graft retention loop is disposed over the tang and is slidable therealong. A trailing line connects to the... Agent:

20150094761 - Tissue fixation system with auxiliary plate: A tissue fixation system provides a primary fixation plate with a depending graft retention loop and a longer auxiliary fixation plate which fits to the primary fixation plate via upwardly projecting pegs which fit into suture holes in the primary fixation plate. The system has particular utility in cortical fixation... Agent:

20150094764 - Hybrid spinal plates: Various spinal plating systems for use in treating spinal pathologies are provided. In certain exemplary embodiments, the spinal plating systems can be configured to allow a surgeon to select a bone screw construct having a particular range of motion for attaching a spinal plate to bone as needed based on... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20150094765 - Implants, systems, and methods for fusing a sacroiliac joint: A sacroiliac joint fusion system including a joint implant, an anchor element and a delivery tool including an implant arm, an anchor arm, and a positioning arm coupling the implant arm and the anchor arm. The implant arm includes an implant shaft extending between a proximal end and a distal... Agent: Jcbd, LLC

20150094766 - Device and method for reinforcement of a facet: In some embodiments, a device for reinforcement of a facet joint is provided. The device comprises a lumen configured to receive a fastener member. In some embodiments, a second segment comprises a second lumen configured to receive a fastener member or fastener. In some embodiments, kits are provided with a... Agent:

20150094767 - Method of placing an implant between bone portions: Devices and methods for placing an implant between two bone portions are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises disposing a portion of a flexible member through a first bone portion, through an aperture in a trial implant, and through a second bone portion. The trial implant can be withdrawn... Agent:

20150094768 - Device for fixing a bony structure to a support member: A device for fixing a bony structure to a support member. The device includes a main body with first and second members, the second member being movable in rotation with respect to the first member, around a first axis. A flexible member passes between the members and forms a loop... Agent:

20150094769 - System and method for lengthening an existing spinal support structure: A system for interfacing a first spinal support rod to a second spinal support rod may optionally comprise a rod interface device configured to receive a portion of the first rod and grip a portion of the second rod to secure the second rod to the first rod. The system... Agent:

20150094770 - Multi-start closures for open implants: An open implant closure structure includes a helically wound guide and advancement structure having at least two helically wound forms thereon providing a multi-start closing mechanism for use between spaced arms of a cooperating open medical implant having mating helically wound structure thereon. Illustrated structures include interlocking flange forms, v-threads,... Agent:

20150094771 - Laminoplasty method: A portal for accessing a desired lamina portion of a desired cervical vertebra to perform a laminoplasty. In one aspect, a laminoplasty portal is presented that defines an interior conduit and has a first sidewall section and a second sidewall section.... Agent:

20150094772 - Osteosynthesis system, assemblies and components: Osteosynthesis systems useful in the fusion of cervical vertebrae are described. An osteosynthesis system includes a plate, a set of anchors, a set of locking members, and a set of pins. The plate defines anchor passageways that receive the anchors, locking member passageways that receive the locking member passageways; and... Agent:

20150094774 - Bone fixation assembly, including s-shaped resilient lock for screw locking clips: A bone plate assembly for stabilizing adjacent bones, the bone plate assembly having screw bores therein. The screws are dimensioned to sit within the screw bore and a resilient “S” shaped arm is engaged to the plate and partially covers the screw bore until contacted by the head of the... Agent:

20150094775 - Bone plate and fixation system comprising a bone plate: A bone plate and to a fixation system comprising two types of bone screws. The bone plate has two intersecting stepped round holes which are different in size and in the upper regions of which a circumferential rib extends. The upper region of the smaller round hole is designed to... Agent:

20150094773 - Bone plate system for osteosynthesis: A bone plate system is for osteosynthesis with a bone plate, a bone screw, the screw head of which has, at least in sections, a surface structure, a further bone screw, the screw head of which has, at least in sections, a surface structure, a through-hole, which is configured to... Agent: Merete Medical Gmbh

20150094776 - Bone screw: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150094777 - Bone screw: Bone screws suitable for use with treatment of bones such as phalanges, particularly distal or terminal phalanges, and methods of using the bone screws are disclosed. Exemplary bone screws include a shaft having a thread about at least a portion of the shaft and at least one blade attached to... Agent:

20150094778 - Hammer toe implant and method: An implant includes an elongate threaded portion defining a first central longitudinal axis and a groove. The groove defines a second longitudinal central axis that extends in the same direction as the first central longitudinal axis. A blade portion extends from the elongate threaded portion and has a taper terminating... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20150094779 - Cable tie l-pin: A device for treating a bone includes (a) an elongate body sized and shaped for insertion into a bone and extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the elongate body including a channel extending therethrough and a coating along an outer surface thereof, the coating adapted to... Agent:

  
03/26/2015 > 109 patent applications in 68 patent subcategories.

20150088103 - Patient interface for ophthalmological, optical therapy and diagnosis device: A patient interface for coupling an ophthalmological application head to an eye of a patient includes a patient-sided interface structure to be coupled to the eye of a patient, and a source-sided interface structure for rigidly coupling the patient interface to the application head or an intermediate element. The source-sided... Agent: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems Ag

20150088104 - Operator-controlled scanning laser procedure designed for large-area epithelium removal: Systems and methods for removing an epithelial layer disposed over a stromal layer in a cornea irradiate a region of the epithelial layer with a pulsed beam of ablative radiation. The ablative radiation is scanned to vary the location of the beam within the region in accordance with a pulse... Agent:

20150088105 - Medical system for treating deep surface targets: Disclosed herein are medical systems involving the novel use of lasers in a way to transfer a desired amount of energy to deeper tissues, such as deep dermis, fat, deep vessels, fascia, tumors and others, without burning the skin, in particular the skin surface. A medical system (10) comprises a... Agent:

20150088106 - Method for the renewal of biological tissues and device for the implementation thereof (embodiments): The invention relates to medicine and can be used in surgery, including cosmetic surgery, for example, for treating trophic and slowly healing ulcers, bed sores, burns, scars, etc., as well as for biological tissue rejuvenation, including skin, in different locations. The proposed method is for the regeneration of biological tissues... Agent:

20150088107 - Automated image-guided tissue resection and treatment: A system to treat a patient comprises a user interface that allows a physician to view an image of tissue to be treated in order to develop a treatment plan to resect tissue with a predefined removal profile. The image may comprise a plurality of images, and the planned treatment... Agent:

20150088108 - Probe driver: Image-guided therapy of a tissue can utilize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or another medical imaging device to guide an instrument within the tissue. A workstation can actuate movement of the instrument via a probe driver, and can actuate energy emission and/or cooling of the instrument to effect treatment to the... Agent: Monteris Medical Corporation

20150088109 - Apparatus and method for pain reduction during a treatment application: A treatment apparatus comprising a handpiece, the handpiece having a primary treatment element and a contact surface, at least one electrode located at the contact surface, and a connection element to connect the at least one electrode to a controller to provide analgesia.... Agent:

20150088110 - Automated image-guided tissue resection and treatment: A system to treat a patient comprises a user interface that allows a physician to view an image of tissue to be treated in order to develop a treatment plan to resect tissue with a predefined removal profile. The image may comprise a plurality of images, and the planned treatment... Agent:

20150088113 - Cryotherapeutic devices for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods: Cryotherapeutic devices for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A cryotherapeutic device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an elongated shaft having a distal portion and a supply lumen along at least a portion of the shaft. The shaft... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20150088112 - Neuromodulation and associated systems and methods for the treatment of sexual dysfunction: Methods for treating erectile dysfunction with therapeutic neuromodulation and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. Erectile dysfunction can be characterized by the inability to develop and/or maintain an erection during sexual arousal or activity. One aspect of the present technology is directed to methods that at least partially inhibit... Agent:

20150088111 - Renal neuromodulation methods and systems for treatment of hyperaldosteronism: Methods for treating hyperaldosteronism with therapeutic renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed to methods that at least partially inhibit sympathetic neural activity in renal nerves proximate a renal blood vessel of a human patient. One or... Agent:

20150088114 - System and method for cooling of a heated surgical instrument and/or surgical site and treating tissue: A cooling system for a surgical handpiece may provide fluid flow to the surgical tip and to the internal electronic components to prevent temperatures that may damage or make the patient or surgeon uncomfortable. Tip directed gas further controls the tip-tissue interface by displacing blood or serum from the incision... Agent:

20150088121 - Ablation overtube: An energy delivery system and a method of delivering energy to a tissue are provided. The energy delivery system includes an overtube. The overtube includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending at least partially therethrough. The proximal portion is adapted to be positioned... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20150088119 - Medical device for evaluating a temperature signal: A medical device including an evaluation unit and an electrode line. The electrode line includes at least one temperature sensor. The temperature sensor delivers a temperature signal to the evaluation unit. The evaluation unit evaluates periodic fluctuations of a signal level of the temperature signal and generates an evaluation output... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20150088115 - Surgical instruments, systems, and methods incorporating wireless bi-directional communication: A surgical system and method is provided generally including a portable surgical instrument, a battery assembly, and a battery charger. The battery assembly is removably coupled to the portable surgical instrument and is configured to wirelessly transfer electrical power to the portable surgical instrument. The battery assembly is also removably... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150088120 - System and method for estimating tissue heating of a target ablation zone for electrical-energy based therapies: Systems and methods are provided for modeling and for providing a graphical representation of tissue heating and electric field distributions for medical treatment devices that apply electrical treatment energy through one or a plurality of electrodes. In embodiments, methods comprise: providing one or more parameters of a treatment protocol for... Agent:

20150088116 - Systems and methods for estimating tissue parameters using surgical devices: Systems and methods for estimating tissue parameters, including mass of tissue to be treated and a thermal resistance scale factor between the tissue and an electrode of an energy delivery device, are disclosed. The method includes sensing tissue temperatures, estimating a mass of the tissue and a thermal resistance scale... Agent:

20150088117 - Systems and methods for improving efficiency of electrosurgical generators: A method of improving efficiency of an electrosurgical generator is presented, the method including controlling an output of an electrosurgical generator by converting a direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC) using an inverter, and sensing a current and a voltage at an output of the inverter. The method... Agent:

20150088118 - Systems and methods for improving efficiency of electrosurgical generators: An electrosurgical generator is presented including a radio frequency (RF) amplifier coupled to an electrical energy source and configured to generate electrosurgical energy, the RF amplifier including an inverter configured to convert a direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC), and a plurality of sensors configured to sense voltage... Agent:

20150088122 - Devices, systems, and methods for grasping, treating, and dividing tissue: A surgical system includes an end effector assembly, a motor assembly, an energy source, and a controller. The controller activates the motor assembly, once it is determined that tissue is present between jaw members of the end effector assembly, to move the jaw members from a spaced-apart position to an... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150088123 - Liquid ejecting apparatus for medical treatment: A liquid ejecting apparatus for medical treatment includes a liquid ejecting scalpel that ejects a liquid, an ultrasonic scalpel that generates an ultrasonic wave, an inner body that accommodates the liquid ejecting scalpel and the ultrasonic scalpel and includes a first opening portion allowing a distal end portion of the... Agent:

20150088124 - Systems and methods for estimating tissue parameters using surgical devices: Systems and methods for estimating tissue parameters, including mass of tissue to be treated and a thermal resistance scale factor between the tissue and an electrode of an energy delivery device, are disclosed. The method includes sensing tissue temperatures, estimating a mass of the tissue and a thermal resistance scale... Agent:

20150088125 - Systems and methods for estimating tissue parameters using surgical devices: Systems and methods for estimating tissue parameters, including mass of tissue to be treated and a thermal resistance scale factor between the tissue and an electrode of an energy delivery device, are disclosed. The method includes sensing tissue temperatures, estimating a mass of the tissue and a thermal resistance scale... Agent:

20150088126 - Wire retention unit for a surgical instrument: An electrosurgical instrument includes a housing including an elongated shaft. A stationary actuation member is axially disposed within the elongated shaft and includes a cam pin. An actuating mechanism is operably coupled to the elongated shaft and is moveable relative to the housing to selectively cause movement of the elongated... Agent:

20150088127 - Aseptic bag to encapsulate an energy source of a surgical instrument: A surgical system includes a surgical instrument, a battery assembly, and an aseptic bag. The battery assembly is configured to removably couple to the surgical instrument. The aseptic bag is sized and configured to encapsulate and seal the battery assembly within an inner chamber. The aseptic bag can cooperate with... Agent:

20150088128 - Electrode for use in a bipolar electrosurgical instrument: A end-effector assembly includes opposing first and second jaw assemblies, at least one of the first and second assemblies movable relative to the other from a first position wherein the jaw assemblies are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to at least a second position closer to one... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150088129 - Wireless energy transfer for medical applications: Wireless energy transfer devices and systems for medical environments include, in at least some implementations, a wirelessly powered surgical device including: a device resonator configured to generate an oscillating voltage from a captured oscillating magnetic field; and a surgical tool electrically coupled to the device resonator, the surgical tool having... Agent:

20150088130 - Liquid ejecting apparatus for medical treatment: A liquid ejecting apparatus for medical treatment includes a liquid ejecting scalpel that ejects a liquid, an ultrasonic scalpel that generates an ultrasonic wave, an outer case that accommodates the liquid ejecting scalpel and the ultrasonic scalpel and includes an opening portion allowing a distal end portion of the liquid... Agent:

20150088131 - Medical tft instrument comprising a pivotable electrode support: A manually operable HF instrument in bipolar construction includes a jaw part having two electrode legs which can be moved relative to each other like pincers or scissors, and an instrument handle for operating and activating the jaw part. A separate electrode mount is articulated on at least one electrode... Agent:

20150088134 - Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with finger actuated suction control: The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. For example, the suction apparatus may be arranged adjacent to an electrocautery electrode, which may generate smoke during operation, for evacuating smoke from a surgical site.... Agent:

20150088133 - Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with separate flow channels: The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. For example, the suction apparatus may be arranged adjacent to an electrocautery electrode, which may generate smoke during operation, for evacuating smoke from a surgical site.... Agent:

20150088132 - Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with suction band and replaceable tips: The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. For example, the suction apparatus may be arranged adjacent to an electrocautery electrode, which may generate smoke during operation, for evacuating smoke from a surgical site.... Agent:

20150088135 - Bone position tracking system: A method of correcting a bone deformity includes fixing first and second support members to first and second fragments of a bone, respectively. The first support member may have a receiver connected thereto. First and second tracking devices are connected to the first and second bone fragments, respectively. A deformity... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh

20150088136 - Intramedullary locking bone screw for fixing the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe in foot surgery: The invention relates to an intramedullary locking bone screw for fixing the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe in foot surgery that can be completely received in the bone, said locking bone screw extending along a longitudinal axis (L), with a first outside thread section (6) having a first thread... Agent:

20150088137 - Ultrasonic surgical instrument with dual end effector: An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes at least two tools each having a respective operating head with an operative surface or edge. At least one source of ultrasonic mechanical vibratory energy is provided which produces at least two vibration modes out of phase with one another. The tools are each connected... Agent: Misonix Incorporated

20150088139 - Devices for introduction into a body via a substantially straight conduit to form a predefined curved configuration, and methods employing such devices: A device for introduction into a body in a straight configuration and assuming within the body a predefined curved configuration, includes an elongated element formed from a number of segments interconnected so as to form effective binges therebetween. When the elongated element is confined to a straight state, the effective... Agent: Nlt Spine Ltd.

20150088138 - Trocar-tipped drill bit: A drill bit for drilling through bone may include a fluted portion and a trocar tip disposed at an end of the fluted portion. The trocar tip may include an outer lateral surface that is tapered at an angle ranging from about 5 degrees to about 15 degrees relative to... Agent: Aeton Medical LLC

20150088210 - Lumbar-sacral screw insertion and manipulation: A method of percutaneous implantation of a pedicle screw system comprising the steps of implanting a first pedicle screw assembly in a first vertebra, the first pedicle screw assembly including a first coupling element connected with a first extension defining a first space and implanting a second pedicle screw assembly... Agent: Stryker Spine

20150088211 - Surgical access system: A portal for accessing a desired lamina portion of a desired cervical vertebra to perform a laminoplasty. In one aspect, a laminoplasty portal is presented that defines an interior conduit and has a first sidewall section and a second sidewall section.... Agent:

20150088143 - Customized unicompartmental tibial cutting guide: A customized unicompartmental tibial cutting guide for orthopedic surgery is provided. The tibial cutting guide includes a first mating surface having a customized patient-specific negative contour to match a corresponding contour of an anterior region of a tibia of a patient and a second mating surface extending transverse to the... Agent: Hospital For Special Surgery

20150088142 - Patient specific instrument: A femoral cutting guide includes guide slots for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to a distal portion of a femur, a surface feature adapted to at least partially conform to a resected surface of the distal portion of the femur, and either a posterior-facing surface adapted to conform... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20150088141 - Positioning multiple implants with respect to single coordinate system: A method for preparing a femur and a tibia to receive implants. The method includes mapping location of a femoral guide to a coordinate system using a femoral position sensor mounted to at least one of the femoral guide or another femoral surgical device during preparation of the femur to... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20150088140 - Spacer block: A knee arthroplasty system for use in a patient's knee joint comprises a spacer block instrument including a base portion, a tibial component extending from the base portion and configured for placement against a tibia, and a femoral component configured for placement against a femur. The femoral component is rotatably... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20150088144 - Surgical tool: A surgical tool includes a pair of pivotally coupled operating handles and working distal ends connected thereto configured to engage bone fixation elements. A toothed ratchet member is arranged across the handles and includes a first and second tooth rack. The first tooth rack includes a plurality of teeth angled... Agent:

20150088145 - Method for aligning an acetabular cup: An alignment system for aligning an acetabular cup insertion instrument utilizes pre-operative preferably standing x-rays and intra-operative x-rays to allow the surgeon to compensate for the position of a patient on an operating room table. The system uses a programmable computer connected to a digital x-ray system and an navigation... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20150088146 - Method for aligning an acetabular cup: A method is used for aligning an acetabular cup insertion instrument by taking a single lateral view pre-operative digital x-ray of a standing patient's pelvis. The natural pelvic tilt angle is determined by locating an anterior pelvic plane (APP) which is defined by first, second and third points on the... Agent:

20150088147 - Devices for delivering bone filler material and associated methods of use: Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, a device for delivering a bone filler material comprising: a housing having a throughbore; a plunger comprising a shaft having external threads, wherein the plunger is configured for advancement through the throughbore of the housing; and a threaded... Agent:

20150088148 - Medical implant driver with depth-limiting feature: Devices, systems, and methods for driving an implant into bone to a predetermined depth are described herein. In one embodiment, a medical driver tool is provided that includes a housing having a proximal end configured to receive an impacting force, an elongate shaft extending distally from the housing and having... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20150088149 - Intraocular lens inserter: An intraocular lens inserter can include an energy storage portion, an actuator portion, and a lens support portion. The energy storage portion can include a compressible energy storage device, such as a compressible fluid, springs, and other devices. The inserter can include an actuator portion operating with a substantially incompressible... Agent:

20150088152 - Elongated member for medical use: An elongated member for medical use that is used to perform a procedure in a pulmonary airway. The elongated member suitable for a procedure in a pulmonary airway comprises plural members connected to each other that have different lumen diameters, outer diameters, and physical properties, and which further includes an... Agent:

20150088151 - Elongated member for medical use and connecting member: An elongated member for medical use that is used to perform a procedure in a pulmonary airway. The elongated member demonstrates enhanced reachability within the pulmonary airway and is fabricated by connecting plural hollow members different from each other in lumen diameter, outer diameter and physical properties. This configuration advantageously... Agent:

20150088150 - Implantable urological device with improved retrieval feature: A urological medical device having a retrieval string is provided. The retrieval string has a proximal end connected the device and an opposed distal end. In a first embodiment, the retrieval string is configured in an initial confined form which, following a period of deployment in a patient's bladder, changes... Agent:

20150088153 - Slotted introducer needle and method for accessing a body lumen: An introducer needle for accessing a body lumen includes an annular-shaped body having a distal end and a proximal end, a leading edge formed on the distal end, and a slot defined in the leading edge and extending proximally from the distal end. In at least one example, the slot... Agent:

20150088154 - Ultrasonic generator systems and methods: Embodiments shown and described herein relate, in general, to systems and methods for driving ultrasonic transducers and, more particularly, to systems and methods for controlling the output of high power ultrasonic transducers and improving performance of ultrasonic systems.... Agent:

20150088155 - Mechanical configurations for a multi-site leadless pacemaker: Devices or methods such as for stimulating excitable tissue or sensing physiologic response or other signals are described. An implantable apparatus can comprise an electrostimulation electrode assembly that can include an electrostimulation unit, at least first and second electrodes, and a fixation guide. The electrostimulation unit can generate electrostimulation for... Agent:

20150088157 - Percutaneous flat lead introducer: In general, the invention is directed to a technique for percutaneously introducing a stimulation lead into a target stimulation site via the epidural region proximate the spine of a patient. The process of introducing the stimulation lead may include the use of a hollow stimulation lead introducer, which comprises an... Agent:

20150088156 - Systems and methods for treatment of dry eye: A stimulation system stimulates anatomical targets in a patient for treatment of dry eye. The system may include a controller and a microstimulator. The controller may be implemented externally to or internally within the microstimulator. The components of the controller and microstimulator may be implemented in a single unit or... Agent:

20150088161 - Control apparatus and tendon-driven device: An apparatus including a tendon-driven device such as an endoscope comprising a bendable body, a tendon attached to and extending a length of said body, and an actuator that will actuate said tendon based on a control signal from a controller. The controller is configured to send said control signal... Agent:

20150088158 - Mechanized multi-instrument surgical system: A surgical system includes an instrument driver having a distal end positionable in a body cavity and a user input device. The instrument driver and user input device are positioned to removably receive distal and proximal portions, respectively, of a surgical instrument. The user input device is configured to generate... Agent: Transenterix, Inc.

20150088159 - Mechanized multi-instrument surgical system: A surgical system includes an instrument driver having a distal end positionable in a body cavity and a user input device. The instrument driver and user input device are positioned to removably receive distal and proximal portions, respectively, of a surgical instrument. The user input device is configured to generate... Agent: Transenterix, Inc.

20150088160 - Surgical robot for changing position of surgical equipment: Provided is a surgical robot for changing a position of surgical equipment capable of selectively using the surgical equipment appropriate for affected areas by rotating the surgical equipment instead of changing a position of the surgical equipment by detachment, by integrating a plurality of flexible shafts having a surgical equipment... Agent: Kohyoung Technology Inc.

20150088162 - Skin-care apparatus: A hand-held skin-treatment apparatus includes a deformable cover enclosing a longitudinally-extending volume. The cover has an exterior surface with a selected surface roughness. An elongated rigid support member is arranged within the volume. A compliant member is disposed within the volume and at least partly between the support member and... Agent: Chapin Enterprises LLC

20150088163 - Arthroscopic knot pusher and suture cutter: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location.... Agent:

20150088164 - Methods, devices and systems for approximation and fastening of soft tissue: Devices and tissue fasteners for approximating and fastening tissue using minimally invasive techniques are disclosed. Methods for approximating and fastening tissue by application of one or more tissue fasteners are also provided. In one embodiment, spaced apart tissue locations are engaged by tissue penetrating members of a deformable fastener, one... Agent:

20150088165 - Methods and devices for passing sutures around anatomical structures: Various exemplary methods and devices are provided for passing sutures around anatomical structures. In an exemplary embodiment, a suture delivery device is provided that includes a body portion having a suture delivery member disposed therein and configured to pass a suture around an anatomical structure. The suture delivery member can... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20150088166 - Surgical procedure and related apparatus for treating sleep apnea by lifting, suspending and stiffening the soft palate: Methods and apparatuses for lifting, suspending and stiffening a patient's tissue are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of lifting and stiffening a patient's tissue includes inserting at least one suture into the patient's tissue in a first direction, pulling the suture in a second direction so as to lift... Agent:

20150088167 - Laparoscopic suture device with autoloading and suture capture: A suturing device provided. The suturing device may include at least a firing aperture, a drive mechanism and an autoloading mechanism. The firing aperture may include at least one needle rotatably disposed therein configured to engage a suture for deployment. The drive mechanism may be operatively coupled to the needle... Agent:

20150088171 - Elastically deformable and resorbable medical mesh implant: The invention relates to a polymeric mesh implant for use in reconstruction of tissue defects, which mesh implant comprises a first set of fibers arranged in a first pattern comprising apertures, wherein each aperture, or a subset thereof, comprises an elastic fiber arranged in a first direction of the mesh... Agent: Novus Scientific Ab

20150088168 - Implantable prosthesis for soft tissue repair: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or augmenting anatomical defects, including an inguinal hernia. The prosthesis may include a repair fabric having a body portion and a pocket on one side of the body portion to facilitate deployment and/or placement of the prosthesis at the defect site. For some applications, such... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20150088169 - Mesh deployment devices and kits: A mesh deployment device having separate mesh deployment and actuation units is provided. A mesh deployment device includes an actuation unit and a mesh deployment unit configured to be releasably secured to the actuation unit. When the mesh deployment unit is secured to the actuation unit, a first actuation of... Agent:

20150088170 - Tissue fixation devices and assemblies for deploying the same: Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has an elongated slot permitting fastener deployment while... Agent:

20150088172 - Vascular anastomosis device and vascular anastomosis method: A vascular anastomosis device comprises two rings with pins and an openable ring holder, which is made of a pair of components and detachably holds the rings. The end portion of a large-diameter blood vessel is inserted through a ring and the vascular wall is extended outward and impaled on... Agent:

20150088173 - Compressive system for reducing edge bleeding in classical hysterotomy in cases of placenta praevia: The invention relates to a compressive system for reducing edge bleeding in classical hysterotomy in cases of placenta praevia, said system comprising: a compressive device formed by two compressive bars and bracketing members; and a clamp for applying the compressive device, said clamp comprising two handles, two jaws, a rotation... Agent:

20150088174 - Device for detaching parietal thrombi from a blood vessel: A device for detaching parietal thrombi from a blood vessel is disclosed, comprising a catheter including at least one catheter section, wherein an outer diameter of the at least one catheter section is changeable and at least one wall opening extends transversely through a wall of the at least one... Agent:

20150088175 - Patient interface device for ophthalmic laser procedures: A patient interface device for use with a laser surgery apparatus, the device including an upper assembly and a lower assembly attached to the upper assembly. The device including a spherical-like object that engages the lower assembly so that an enclosed volume is defined between the spherical-like object, the lower... Agent: Lensar, Inc.

20150088177 - Cutting tool having a magnetically controlled pre-load force: The present disclosure relates to a cutting tool that includes an outer tubular member having a first magnet and an inner tubular member having a second magnet wherein the inner tubular member is slidably disposed within the outer tubular member. A force, such as an attractive force, is created between... Agent:

20150088176 - Medical apparatus system and liquid supply device: A medical apparatus system includes: a medical apparatus having an ejection unit which ejects a liquid; and a liquid supply device which supplies the liquid to the medical apparatus. The liquid supply device includes: a supply channel through which the liquid is supplied to the ejection unit; a pressurizing unit... Agent:

20150088182 - Energy based fat reduction: Methods for non-invasive fat reduction can include targeting a region of interest below a surface of skin, which contains fat and delivering ultrasound energy to the region of interest. The ultrasound energy generates a thermal lesion with said ultrasound energy on a fat cell. The lesion can create an opening... Agent:

20150088178 - Transducer features for ultrasonic surgical instrument: An apparatus for operating on tissue includes a body, a shaft, an ultrasonic blade, and an acoustic assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body. The blade is disposed at the distal end of the shaft. The acoustic assembly comprises an acoustic waveguide coupled with the blade, a piezoelectric transducer... Agent:

20150088180 - Ultrasonic dissector and sealer: A tool assembly includes an ultrasonic blade and a jaw member. The ultrasonic blade includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion extends from the proximal portion and defines a longitudinal axis. The distal portion is configured to oscillate along the longitudinal axis to ultrasonically treat tissue.... Agent:

20150088181 - Ultrasonic dissector and sealer: A method for ultrasonically treating tissue includes accessing a surgical site with an ultrasonic surgical instrument, dissecting tissue with a first portion of the blade, and sealing tissue with a second portion of the blade. The instrument includes a blade that defines a longitudinal axis. The blade is configured to... Agent:

20150088179 - Ultrasonic instrument and method using same: An ultrasonic medical instrument includes a probe shaft having a threaded coupling at a proximal end and an end effector or head at a distal end. The coupling is configured for operative attachment to a source of ultrasonic mechanical vibratory energy, while the head has an operative surface configured for... Agent: Misonix Incorporated

20150088183 - Surgical tool monitoring system and methods of use: A device for simultaneously monitoring the health of surgical drills and detecting proximity to critical structures during surgery is described herein. By using various sensors (e.g. microphones, accelerometers, temperature sensors, etc.), signals from the drill can be measured and analyzed. The processed signals can then be used to indicate the... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

20150088184 - Motorized medical/surgical handpiece that includes plural magnets disposed within the bore of the motor rotor: A surgical tool with an electric motor. The motor rotor includes a bore in which a number of magnets are disposed. Each magnet has an outer surface and two inner surfaces that extend inwardly towards a corner. One pole of each magnet is along the outer surface; the opposed pole... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20150088185 - Methods, systems, and devices for the treatment of stenosis: Catheter system, devices and methods for diagnosing and treating lateral stenosis causing back pain and or leg pain. The devices comprise a tubular part for insertion into a working cannula to self-position itself safely within the foramen, and minimize the risk of displacement medially or laterally, to prevent nerve or... Agent:

20150088186 - Balloon catheter: A balloon catheter can evenly transmit a pushing force applied to a reinforcing member to an outer shaft and an inner shaft by fixing the distal end of the reinforcing member to an adhesion part of the outer shaft and the inner shaft. In a balloon catheter, the distal end... Agent:

20150088187 - Catheter with vessel lining and methods for using same: A system for providing access across a site of obstruction is provided. The system may include a sleeve, having a distal portion that can move from an inverted position to an everted position. A balloon situated within the sleeve can be extended so as to evert sleeve. A pathway can... Agent:

20150088188 - Devices, systems and methods useable for treating frontal sinusitis: Devices, systems and methods wherein a dilator, such as a balloon or other expandable member, is positionable within the frontal sinus ostium and adjacent frontal recess and useable to dilate the frontal sinus ostium and substantially all of the frontal sinus recess without requiring repositioning and repeated re-expansion of the... Agent:

20150088189 - Occluding device: An occluding device is provided for occluding fluid flow through a lumen of a body vessel. The occluding device includes an expandable tubular body having a tubular wall defining a lumen formed therethrough. The tubular wall has a proximal end extending to a distal end along a longitudinal axis of... Agent:

20150088190 - Clot retrieval system with inverted sleeve: A clot retrieval system includes a delivery catheter defining a lumen and having proximal and distal ends. An elongate shaft has proximal and distal ends and is configured for receipt within the delivery catheter. An inverted sleeve has a closed end attached to a distal segment of the elongate shaft... Agent:

20150088191 - Detachable end effectors: Methods and devices are provided for performing various procedures using interchangeable end effectors. In general, the methods and devices allow a surgeon to remotely and selectively attach various interchangeable surgical end effectors to a shaft located within a patient's body, thus allowing the surgeon to perform various procedures without the... Agent:

20150088192 - Tissue tensioning devices and related methods: Surgical devices configured to apply and hold a defined pre-set or pre-load tension to target tissue, such as, for example, a blood vessel, tendon or ligament during a surgical procedure.... Agent:

20150088193 - Membrane removing forceps: A membrane removing forceps may include a plurality of forceps jaws and a plurality of membrane hooks. Each membrane hook may have a membrane hook outer height. Each membrane hook outer height may be less than the average thickness of a membrane, e.g., each membrane hook outer height may be... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC

20150088194 - System and method for transapical access and closure: Embodiments are described for creating and closing tissue access ports, such as transapical access ports, which involve placement of an introducer across the subject tissue structure, and deployment of a controllable port closure device assembly configured to remain in place with a ratcheting mechanism, and to hold the tissue surrounding... Agent: Entourage Medical Technologies, Inc.

20150088195 - Magnetic wound closure device and method of use: A wound closure device using magnets to draw skin together without using stitches. When two skin adhering magnets are placed on opposite sides of a wound in a polar opposite configuration, the magnets attract each other, thus drawing the skin underneath the magnets together. Each device has a magnet, an... Agent:

20150088196 - Suture for soft tissue repair: A system for repairing a soft tissue includes a first suture anchor, a suture and a second suture anchor. The first suture anchor is disposed at a first location on a bone. The suture is defined by a first end and a second end. The second suture anchor disposed at... Agent:

20150088197 - Bone anchor inserter: Methods and devices are provided for deploying a bone anchor into bone. An inserter for deploying a bone anchor into bone can have an elongate shape with a proximal portion configured to be grasped by user and a distal tip configured to releasably mate with a bone anchor. In certain... Agent:

20150088198 - Self-assembling suture anchor assembly, surgical kit, and surgical repair method: A suture anchor assembly includes a main suture strand, a plurality of suture arms, and a plurality of suture anchor elements connected to the main suture strand by a suture arm. The suture anchor elements are configured to rest against a cortex of a bone to provide an anchor when... Agent: Medos International Sarl

20150088199 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument includes an implant, which may include a cannulated pedicle screw having a screw head, a tulip connected to the screw head, an extension connected to the tulip, an ini threadedly engaged with at least one of the tulip and the extension, and/or a guide wire disposed in... Agent:

20150088200 - Surgical implant device and surgical implant insertion assembly for the translation and fusion of a facet joint of the spine: A surgical implant device configured to be implanted in a facet joint of a spine, comprising: a substantially cylindrical central body portion; and a pair of substantially prismatic side portions extending in radially opposite directions disposed on either side of the substantially cylindrical central body portion; wherein the substantially cylindrical... Agent:

20150088201 - Spinal implant device with fusion cage and fixation plates and method of implanting: There is provided a spinal implant device for placement between adjacent spinous processes and a pair of opposing facet joints. The spinal implant device includes a fusion cage, first and second fixation plates and a connector for connecting the cage to the plates. The fusion cage includes a superficial face,... Agent:

20150088202 - Bone screw systems with pressure caps having biasing members: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to a spinal fixation system comprising a bone screw, a body, and a pressure cap. The bone screw may comprise a head at a proximal end and a bone connection element at a distal end. The body may comprise a proximal end,... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.

20150088203 - Method and device for bone growth stimulation: A device for attachment to a spinal implant construct is disclosed. The device generally includes at least one pedicle screw with a housing adapted for subcutaneous implantation. The housing comprises an electrical battery and an electrically conductive attachment to conduct electrical current from the battery to the screw. Once the... Agent:

20150088204 - Insertion assembly for minimally invasive spinal surgery: An alignment rod aligns first and second vertebra screw insertion assemblies during a spinal surgical procedure. The alignment rod includes a body portion that is adapted to engage and align the first and second vertebra screw insertion assemblies during a spinal surgical procedure. The alignment rod also includes a positioning... Agent: The University Of Toledo

20150088206 - Anterior cervical instrumentation systems, methods and devices: Anterior cervical instrumentation systems, methods, and devices are disclosed. Systems may facilitate immobilizing or providing support for the cervical portion of the vertebral column of a patient. A device may comprise a plate having two channels located in a proximal to distal direction, and may further comprise at least one... Agent:

20150088205 - Fastening assemblies for disc herniation repair and methods of use: Devices and methods for fixing defects in the anulus fibrosus (vertebral disc) of a patient are described. The devices include a mesh patch, and first and second suture assemblies, each of which include an anchor and a suture. The anchor has a first portion adapted to be inserted into a... Agent: Anova Corp.

20150088207 - Method of using spine stabilization system with dynamic screw: A method of using a spine stabilization system in one embodiment includes inserting a bone fastener shank through a receiver structure cavity and then through a distal opening of the receiver member, positioning a head of the fastener against a bearing surface of the receiver structure, positioning a bearing member... Agent:

20150088208 - Catheter deliverable foot implant and method of delivering the same: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating alignment of the foot to treat patients with flat feet, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and metatarsophalangeal joint dysfunction. An inflatable implant is positioned in or about the sinus tarsi and/or first metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the foot. The implant is insertable by minimally invasive... Agent:

20150088209 - Bone anchoring element: A bone anchoring element includes a shaft for anchoring in a bone, the shaft having a tubular body. The shaft comprises a plurality of barb elements, wherein each barb element is formed as continuous one-piece part with the tubular body. Each each barb element is moveable between a first position... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

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