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Surgery

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04/10/2014 > 67 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories.

20140100554 - 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: Covidien Lp

20140100555 - Instrument holder: The present invention relates to an instrument holder comprising a substantially tubular base body which includes a grip portion and an instrument holding portion, the base body comprising a through recess extending over the entire length thereof, and the instrument holding portion being provided with a front-sided insertion opening designed... Agent: Gebr. Brasseler Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140100556 - Method and systems for laser treatment of presbyopia using offset imaging: An ophthalmic surgery system and method for treating presbyopia by performing ablative photodecomposition of the corneal surface. The offset image of a variable aperture, such as a variable width slit and variable diameter iris diaphragm, is scanned in a preselected pattern to perform ablative sculpting of predetermined portions of a... Agent: Amo Manufacturing Usa, LLC

20140100557 - Electrosurgical device for cutting and removing tissue: Electrosurgical devices including a shaft, a handle and a distal end portion. The distal end portion is formed of an electrically conductive material and includes an electrically insulating material covering a substantial portion of the distal end portion and leaving an exposed portion which acts as an active electrode for... Agent: Medtronic Advanced Energy LLC

20140100560 - Fenestration through foreign material: Described herein is a method for creating a channel through a foreign material located in a body of a patient. The foreign material defines a material first surface and a substantially opposed material second surface and the channel extends through the foreign material between the material first and second surfaces.... Agent: Baylis Medical Company Inc.

20140100561 - Fenestration through foreign material: Described herein is a method for creating a channel through a foreign material located in a septum of a heart at the site of a septal defect. The foreign material defines a material first surface and a substantially opposed material second surface, and the channel extends through the foreign material... Agent: Baylis Medical Company Inc.

20140100558 - Micro-articulated surgical instruments using micro gear actuation: A medical device for removing or manipulating tissue of a subject is provided with a distal housing having an end effector, and an elongate member configured to introduce the distal housing to a target tissue site of the subject. The elongate member may have proximal and distal portions interconnected by... Agent:

20140100559 - Vessel sealing system: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue. The electrosurgical generator includes impedance sensing circuitry which measures impedance of tissue, a microprocessor configured to determine whether a tissue reaction has occurred as a function of a minimum impedance value... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140100562 - Renal nerve modulation devices and methods: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including an elongated shaft having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The system may further include one or more ablation electrodes affixed to the distal end region of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140100563 - Ablation power control based on contact force: Methods and systems are adapted for ablation of target tissue in a living subject by predicting a lesion size that would result from placing an ablation electrode into contact with the target tissue at a particular contact force while applying energy at a given power level for a particular time... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140100564 - Jaw assemblies for electrosurgical instruments and methods of manufacturing jaw assemblies: A jaw assembly includes a jaw member and a structural insert. The jaw member includes an arm member and a support base extending distally from the arm member. The arm member defines a first portion of the jaw member. The support base defines a second portion and a third portion... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140100566 - Medical catheter assembly with deflection pull ring and distal tip interlock: A catheter assembly comprises a deflectable catheter shaft comprising a distal end and a lumen extending therethrough. The catheter assembly further comprises least one pull wire comprising a distal portion comprising a side and a distal end, wherein the side comprises a first side portion and a second side portion.... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140100565 - Multi-layer electrode ablation probe and related methods: Electric field delivery and ablation of target tissue regions, including cancerous cells and solid tumors. Methods and systems include delivering an electric field to a target tissue, and may include positioning a first electrode or plurality to at least partially define a first treatment volume in the target tissue; positioning... Agent: Lazure Technologies, LLC.

20140100567 - Surgical cutting instrument with electromechanical cutting: A mechanical cutting device that makes use of mechanical (rotary) motion and suction to engage tissue also applies a cutting energy sufficient to vaporize the tissue. The rotation and suction are used to engage the tissue (sucking tissue into cutting windows when the cutting windows of inner and outer blades... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America

20140100568 - Jaw assemblies for electrosurgical instruments and methods of manufacturing jaw assemblies: A jaw assembly includes an electrically-conductive tissue-engaging structure, a jaw member including a support base, and a non-electrically conductive member including a first portion configured to engage the electrically-conductive tissue-engaging structure and a second portion configured to engage the support base of the jaw member. The non-electrically conductive member adapted... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140100569 - Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension: An endoscopic forceps for treating tissue includes a housing having a shaft affixed thereto which has first and second jaw members attached to a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes an actuator for moving jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140100570 - Tissue cutting cap: A tissue cutting cap and a method of delivering energy to a tissue are provided. The tissue cutting cap includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion, a distal end, and a lumen extending at least partially therethrough. The tissue cutting cap also includes a cutting portion operably... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140100571 - Electrosurgical devices, systems and methods of using the same: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a desiccation device for operation on a target tissue is provided. The device includes a handle; a shaft extending distally from the handle, wherein the shaft defines a lumen therethrough; and a head having a loop configuration supported on a distal end... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140100572 - Modular bone plate and connector piece for a modular bone plate: A modular bone plate is provided including at least a first and a second member each having a top surface and a bottom surface, the first member comprising a male connection portion with a single hole extending from the top surface to the bottom surface and the second member comprising... Agent:

20140100573 - Apparatus and methods for securing together bone fragments: An apparatus for securing together first and second bone segments having peripheral surfaces comprising one or more bends. In some implementations the fixation device includes an elongate flexible strap having a proximal end and a distal end, the elongate flexible strap having a plurality of ratchet teeth disposed along an... Agent:

20140100574 - Cutting tool for bone, cartilage, and disk removal: A cutting tool for bone, cartilage, and disk removal includes a body with a first radial array of helical flutes formed along the body with a continuous radius in a first helical direction. The body has a second radial array of helical flutes formed along the body with a continuous... Agent:

20140100575 - Method, system, and apparatus for boney structure tap: Embodiments of a bony structure tap with a plurality of landmarks. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Torreyspine, Inc.

20140100576 - Modular reaming system for femoral revision: A modular reaming system for reaming a plurality of pockets in an anatomical feature extends along a longitudinal axis. The system includes a first reamer in a first position on the longitudinal axis, and the first reamer reams a first pocket in the anatomical feature. The system further includes a... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140100577 - Method for cutting bone during an orthopaedic surgical procedure: A method for cutting a bone of a patient using a bone saw tool that includes determining a cutting region that corresponds to a region of the bone to be cut and determining the position of the bone saw tool in the coordinate system. The method includes activating a bone... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140100618 - Derotation instrument with reduction functionality: Instruments and methods are provided for manipulating a bone anchor and a spinal fixation element. The instruments and methods disclosed herein are particularly suited to facilitate rotation of a bone anchor relative to another bone to correct the angular rotation of the vertebrae attached to the bone anchor. The instrument... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.

20140100617 - Low friction rod persuader: Instruments are provided for shifting elongate members, such as spinal rods, with respect to coupling members of spinal fixation systems. The instruments include a low friction drive mechanism having one or more rolling elements that ride along a helical groove or track in order to transform rotational movement of a... Agent:

20140100616 - Surgical instrument and method: A surgical instrument includes a first member including an inner surface defining a passageway. The first member extends between a first end that defines a first opening and a second end that defines a second opening. A second member extends between a first end and a second end. A third... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140100619 - Anterior spine array clamp: An apparatus that connects an imaging treatment guidance system (ITGS) to a fixed location in a patient. One example of an ITGS is the Medtronic StealthStation® Treatment Guidance System used in the O-arm™ Surgical Imaging System. The apparatus is fixed relative to a patient at a proximal end, and supports... Agent: University Of Massachusetts

20140100620 - Laser projected display for implant orientation and placement: A Laser projection system for identifying a point in space includes a Laser projector capable of generating more than one beam of light. A system is configured to define the location of a point or collection of points either through the intersection of the beams of light in three-dimensional space... Agent:

20140100578 - Patient-specific guides: A device for an orthopedic knee procedure. The device includes a tibial drill guide having a body portion and first and second posts extending from the body portion, the first post shorter in length than the second post. The device includes a patient-specific tibial alignment guide including a body with... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140100579 - Prosthesis guide comprising patient-matched features: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for guiding placement, orientation, and fixation of an orthopedic implant. Examples include a surgical guide having a first surface structured to fit within a prosthetic cup, at least one guide hole through the first surface, and an alignment structure having a contour formed... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140100580 - Surgical pin guide and methods of use: A surgical guide is disclosed and methods of use are disclosed. The surgical guide is adapted to receive a surgeon's finger for dissecting to a target site. The surgical guide comprises a first component defining a channel and comprising a palpating portion and a non-palpating portion disposed on an opposing... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic Inc.

20140100581 - Implant deployment system and methods of use: A surgical implant deployment system for deploying and removing an implant into a vertebral body. Upon insertion of the implant into the vertebral body, the actuator handle is turned causing the actuation rod to expand or compress the implant.... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20140100582 - Orthognathic bending pliers: A bending tool can be configured to bend an orthopedic implant and includes a first jaw assembly and a second jaw assembly. The first jaw assembly includes a first base and a first adjustment member that is movably coupled to the first base. The second jaw assembly is movably coupled... Agent:

20140100583 - Surgical instrument and method: A surgical instrument includes a first member extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end includes a plurality of fingers extending radially outward in a tapered configuration. A second member extends between a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the second member... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140100584 - Ear pressure equalizing tube and insertion device: Improved ear ventilation tubes and spring loaded insertion devices for use with the ventilation tubes whereby perforation and insertion steps take place substantially simultaneously with an aspiration step following.... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.

20140100585 - Medical device having an electro-magnetic device tip and related method of use: A medical device may include an elongate shaft having a longitudinal axis and a distal end. The medical device may include a distal tip having at least one electromagnetic coil disposed adjacent the distal end and a plurality of bulbous elements disposed about the longitudinal axis. The plurality of bulbous... Agent:

20140100586 - Insertion tool for paddle-style electrode: The present disclosure describes various embodiments of an insertion tool that affords steerability of the paddle-style electrode during implantation without causing damage to the insulation and/or the contacts of the paddle-style electrode. One embodiment is described as having a “pin fork” configuration; another a “shovel” configuration; and yet another has... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140100587 - Robotic surgical devices, systems, and related methods: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various modular medical devices for in vivo medical procedures.... Agent:

20140100588 - Wireless force sensor on a distal portion of a surgical instrument and method: A surgical instrument includes a distal portion. A force sensor is operatively mounted on the distal portion. The force sensor includes a wireless package, which wirelessly provides (1) identification information of the surgical instrument and (2) strain data related to the distal portion. A surgical end effector includes a jaw... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140100589 - Personal care cleaning article: The present invention provides personal cleaning articles useful for cleaning and/or exfoliating the skin. These articles provide multiple distinct patterns of relatively smooth and coarse elements to provide a user the ability to readily achieve the desired degree of cleansing and/or exfoliation. Further, the article provides a relatively smooth apertured... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140100590 - Soft tissue implants and methods for making same: The present invention features soft tissue implants comprising major and minor struts and methods for making same. The implants can includes a biocompatible film that is rendered porous due to the inclusion of uniformly or non-uniformly patterned cells, and the film has a thickness of less than about 0.015 inches... Agent: Proxy Biomedical Limited

20140100591 - Method for the manufacture of nerve regeneration-inducing tube: A method for manufacturing a nerve regeneration-inducing tube with excellent pressure resistance, shape recovery property, anti-kink property, film exfoliation resistance, resistance to invasion of outer tissues, and leakage resistance. The tubular body is formed by weaving together fibers made up of biodegradable polymer. The outer surface of the tubular body... Agent: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140100592 - Scoring balloon and apparatus therefor: A scoring balloon (26) is provided with a plurality of scoring elements (34) and is wrapped onto a balloon catheter (12) such that the scoring elements (34) lie underneath the balloon wall (36) with the balloon wall (36) folded over the scoring elements (34). The scoring elements (34) are rounded... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140100593 - Plastic surgical instruments: Disclosed herein are tools, systems, methods and surgical techniques for a disposable grasping, cutting, severing and/or biting surgical instrument having sharp cutting tips. Such instruments are lighter than their equivalent stainless steel instruments currently being used, and can be designed to employ a shearing/cutting or grasping mechanism that may be... Agent:

20140100594 - 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.

20140100595 - Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator... Agent:

20140100596 - Centered balloon for the left atrial appendage: A medical device for reducing the volume of a left atrial appendage (LAA) may include an elongate shaft having a distal portion, and a volume-reducing means expandable from a collapsed to an expanded state, the volume-reducing means being releasably attached to the distal portion. The volume-reducing means may include an... Agent:

20140100597 - Special opening aortic embolic protection device for structural heart procedures: A medical device may include an embolic protection device including a distal filter element, a proximal filter element, and a deflector element disposed between and spacing apart the distal filter element and the proximal filter element. An embolic protection device may include a longitudinally-oriented mouth extending from the distal filter... Agent:

20140100598 - Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use: Apparatus and methods are provided for use in filtering emboli from a vessel and/or performing thrombectomy and embolectomy, wherein a vascular device comprises one or more support hoops connected near a distal end of a guide wire, each support hoop having an articulation region, and a blood permeable sac affixed... Agent: Incept LLC

20140100599 - Band for preventing wrinkles: A band for preventing wrinkles is provided, and includes a band and a preprinted portion adhered to the band. The band has a band shape of which both end portions have a width wider than a width of a central portion of the band. The central portion forms a non-bonding... Agent:

20140100600 - Surgical forceps: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members disposed in parallel orientation relative to one another. One or both of the jaw members is movable along a first axis relative to the other jaw member between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140100601 - Overmolded grasper jaw: A surgical instrument can comprise an elongate tube including a camming rod and an actuation mechanism operably connected to the camming rod; a first jaw spine having a first cam slot; and a second jaw spine having a second cam slot, the second jaw spine pivotally connected to the first... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20140100602 - Latch mechanism for surgical instruments: A surgical instrument includes a pair of jaw members moveable between a spaced-apart and an approximated position. A drive bar is translatable between a distal and a proximal position for moving the jaw members between the spaced-apart and approximated positions. A lever is moveable between an initial position and an... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140100605 - Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture: Apparatus for sealing a puncture communicating with a blood vessel includes a porous carrier formed from lyophilized hydrogel or other material. The plug may include at least first and second hydrogel precursors and a pH adjusting agent carried by the porous carrier in an unreactive state prior to exposure to... Agent: Accessclosure, Inc.

20140100603 - Device for sealing perforations and sustaining flow: A device for sealing perforations and sustaining a flow of liquids as well as a method of using the same are disclosed. The device can be beneficially employed in emergency trauma care or for performing a rapid aortic cannulation procedure or other catheterizations. The device includes a catheter member, a... Agent:

20140100606 - Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart: Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed into tissue surrounding the opening, and used to draw the... Agent:

20140100604 - 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.

20140100607 - Method of closure for thoracotomy and thorascopy incisions: A method of closing a thoracic incision includes providing a barbed suture and threading the suture around first and second ribs of a chest wall in a generally S-shaped configuration to close an incision positioned therebetween. The barbed suture is threaded through the chest wall by introducing the barbed suture... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140100609 - Directionally specific bone anchors and method: A suture anchor and method is disclosed in which a pair of anchor elements connected by a flexible cord are passed through a piece of soft tissue and embedded deeply into a bone. The cord holds the soft tissue securely to the bone and the anchors are embedded into more... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140100608 - 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.

20140100610 - System and method for facet joint replacement: A system for replacing at least a portion of a natural facet joint includes a fixation member implantable in a vertebra, an inferior facet articular surface and an inferior strut which may be formed separately from the inferior articular surface. The inferior strut has a first end securable to the... Agent: Gmedelaware 2 LLC

20140100611 - System and method for aligning vertebrae in the amelioration of aberrant spinal column deviation conditions: A system and method for ameliorating spinal column anomalies, such as scoliosis, includes bone screws which are to be implanted in the pedicle region(s) of individual to-be-derotated vertebrae and in vertebrae to which balancing forces must be applied as the spinal column is derotated en mass to achieve an over-all... Agent:

20140100612 - Apparatus and method for aligning a spine: The present invention broadly comprises an assembly for performing a gradual lateral spinal alignment of a spine. The assembly includes a toggle bolt that includes a shaft and a toggle wing, a rigid stabilizing rod with an orifice, a cable attached to the toggle bolt and a tube enclosing the... Agent:

20140100613 - Percutaneous vertebral stabilization system: The present invention relates to a system for percutaneously installing a vertebral stabilization system. A first anchor is positionable within a body of a patient through a first percutaneous opening and a second anchor is positionable within a body of a patient through a second percutaneous opening. A stabilization member... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc

20140100614 - System and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization: An intervertebral stabilization device and method is disclosed. The device preferably includes a planar spring enclosed within a housing. The housing is joined to an articulation component at either end, and the articulation components have couplings connectable to anchoring components which are securable to adjacent vertebrae. The planar spring can... Agent: Stryker Spine

20140100615 - Volar fixation system and methods of using the same: A volar fixation system includes a plate intended to be positioned against the volar side of the radial bone. The plate includes threaded holes for receiving fasteners which lock relative to the plate.... Agent: Biomet C.v.

  
04/03/2014 > 83 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories.

20140094782 - Minimally invasive surgical instrument having shaft including internal torque-transmission member: The present invention relates to a minimally invasive surgical instrument having a shaft including an internal torque transmission member. According to one aspect of the present invention, the minimally invasive surgical instrument comprises a shaft, and an end effector connected to one end of the shaft. The shaft has at... Agent:

20140094781 - Multifunctional surgical instrument with flexible end effector tools: A surgical tool having proximal and distal ends and adapted to transverse a curved passageway comprises an end effector disposed on the distal end of the surgical tool, the end effector having a first body section and a second body section and a releasable connector joining the end effector first... Agent: Encision, Inc.

20140094783 - Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus includes: an irradiation optical system including an optical scanner for two-dimensionally scanning spots of a treatment laser beam and an aiming beam on eye tissue; a control unit to control the irradiation optical system to irradiate the treatment beam to a spot position based on... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.

20140094784 - Semi-automated ophthalmic photocoagulation method and apparatus: An ophthalmic treatment system of an embodiment is used for performing therapy on target tissue in a patient's eye. The ophthalmic treatment system comprises, a light source, a delivery system, an obtaining means, a setting means and control electronics. The light source is configured to produce treatment light. The delivery... Agent: Tocon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.

20140094785 - Semi-automated ophthalmic photocoagulation method and apparatus: An ophthalmic treatment system of an embodiment is used for performing therapy on target tissue in a patient's eye. The ophthalmic treatment system comprises a light source, a delivery system, a storage device, an adjusting means, a display device. The light source is configured to produce treatment light. The delivery... Agent: Topcon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.

20140094786 - Medical devices for thermally treating tissue: A medical device for treating tissue includes a tissue-contacting surface and a solid state heating element that is thermally coupled to the tissue-contacting surface. The solid state heating element is configured to generate heat to thermally treat tissue.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094789 - Devices and methods for optical detection of tissue contact: An electrosurgical system includes an energy applicator adapted to direct energy to tissue, an electrosurgical power generating source, and a surface-contact detection device. The surface-contact detection device is operably associated with the energy applicator. The surface-contact detection device is communicatively-coupled to the electrosurgical power generating source. The surface-contact detection device... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094790 - Electrosurgical instrument: A surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft, with components arranged in the shaft. The elongated shaft is slightly curved. Arranged on a proximal end of the surgical instrument is an actuation device in the form of a lever mechanism and rotary knob. A force transmission element in the form of... Agent:

20140094787 - Flexible renal nerve modulation device: Renal nerve modulation devices and methods for making and using renal nerve ablation devices are disclosed. An example renal nerve modulation device may include elongate catheter shaft having a distal portion. One or more tubular shafts may be disposed within the catheter shaft. Each of the tubular shafts may include... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140094791 - Systems and methods for creating arteriovenous (av) fistulas: A system for creating an arteriovenous (AV) fistula comprises a vessel access sheath having a hollow interior and an exit port, a side access needle catheter configured to fit within the hollow interior of the sheath, a needle configured to be inserted into a blood vessel through the side access... Agent: Caymus Medical, Inc.

20140094788 - Thermal ablation probe for a medical device: A thermal ablation probe is described having one or more sensors for sensing at least one tissue parameter, such as temperature, fluctuation in temperature change, and/or rate of temperature change. The thermal ablation probe includes an elongated shaft and a head portion at a distal end of the elongated shaft.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094793 - Device and method for heat-sensitive agent application: A method of directing energy to tissue includes the initial steps of determining target tissue location and/or target tissue margins, positioning an ablation device for delivery of energy to target tissue, and introducing a material having a shape into a tissue region to be monitored. The material is adapted to... Agent:

20140094794 - Electro-thermal device: An electro-thermal apparatus configured to treat tissue is provided. The electro-thermal apparatus including an electrosurgical cable configured to couple to an electrosurgical energy source. The electrosurgical cable includes supply and return lines that are wound in a double helix arrangement around a dielectric insulator within the electrosurgical cable. An electro-thermal... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094795 - Energy-based medical devices: A medical device includes an energy-generating unit configured to produce energy for conduction through tissue to treat tissue. Waste heat produced by the energy-generating unit during energy production is conducted to tissue to facilitate treating tissue.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094792 - Heat-sensitive optical probes: A method of directing energy to tissue includes the initial steps of determining target tissue location and/or target tissue margins, positioning an ablation device for delivery of energy to target tissue, and positioning one or more heat-sensitive optical probes into a tissue region to be monitored. Each heat-sensitive optical probe... Agent:

20140094797 - Devices and methods for optical detection of tissue contact: A method of directing energy to tissue includes the initial step of positioning an energy applicator for delivery of energy to target tissue. The energy applicator is provided with a surface-contact detection device including one or more optical transmitters and one or more optical receivers. The energy applicator is operably... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094796 - System and method for using resonance phasing for measuring impedance: A return electrode monitoring (REM) system for an electrosurgical system is disclosed. The REM system includes circuit components or circuitry for monitoring the magnitude of an interrogation or drive signal, and one or more electrode pads including one or more pairs of split electrode pads. The REM system, while sweeping... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094798 - Single action tissue sealer: An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing and a shaft, the shaft having an end effector assembly at its distal end. The end effector assembly includes two jaw members for grasping tissue therebetween. The jaw members are adapted to connect to an electrosurgical energy source which enable them to conduct... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140094800 - Hernia repair system: A hernia repair system includes a surgical mesh, one or more electrosurgical instruments, and one or more return electrodes. The one or more electrosurgical instruments are configured to position the surgical mesh adjacent tissue in an underlying tissue site. The one or more return electrodes are positionable adjacent the tissue... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094799 - Selectively deformable ablation device: In accordance with at least one aspect of this disclosure, an ablation apparatus includes a proximal body portion, a shaft extending distally from the proximal body portion, the shaft being selectively deformable utilizing at least one deformation system between a first position wherein the shaft is straight an a second... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094801 - Multi-function bi-polar forceps: An end effector is disclosed. The end effector includes a first jaw member. The first jaw member comprises a first electrode. The first jaw member defines a first aperture at a distal end. The end effector includes a second jaw member. The second jaw member comprises a second electrode. The... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140094802 - Intramedullary nail and implant system comprising the nail: An intramedullary nail has a posterior side, an anterior side, a proximal portion and a distal portion is described. A transverse bore is arranged in the proximal portion and is configured to receive a bone engagement member. The transverse bore includes at least two recesses formed at an inner wall... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh

20140094803 - Femoral neck fracture implant: A device for implanting a bone fixation system comprises an insertion instrument extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end having an engagement portion for removably engaging a proximal end of a bone plate, the insertion instrument having an elongated channel extending therethrough to permit insertion... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20140094804 - System for treating bone fractures: According to one embodiment, a bone fixation system includes a plate having a first opening a beam configured to traverse through the first opening and reside proximate to a subchondral fragment of bone in an installed position. The beam may be operable to rotate about an axis of rotation proximate... Agent:

20140094805 - Tissue fixation system and method: A tissue fixation system is provided for dynamic and rigid fixation of tissue. A fastener connected with an elongate fastening member, such as a cable, wire, suture, rod, or tube, is moved through a passage between opposite sides of tissue. A medical device is used to secure the fastener to... Agent: P Tech, LLC

20140094806 - Surgical instrument for penetrating removing bone: A surgical instrument whose cutting portion is a sharp miniature chisel or awl shape with a series of ridges along the course of the cutting tool. Each ridge has, on its proximal surface, a concave surface. Upon retraction, the instrument is pushed against the side of the defect, allowing the... Agent:

20140094808 - Drill device and method for forming microconduits: The present invention relates to methods and devices for formation of microconduits in tissue, particularly using an impedance sensing drill to form microconduits. One embodiment of the invention is an impedance sensing drill comprising a drilling assembly, a control module, mechanically connected to the drilling assembly for controlling the depth... Agent: Path Scientific, LLC

20140094810 - Expandable proximal reamer: A kit for reaming a portion of a cavity for use in implanting a prosthesis. The kit includes a distal reamer for reaming a distal portion of the long bone and a proximal reamer for reaming a proximal portion of the long bone. The kit further includes a pilot shaft... Agent:

20140094809 - Method of reducing sidewall compaction in a bone or articular joint penetration: A method of creating a penetration with reduced sidewall compaction in a surface of a bone or articular joint. The method includes the steps of positioning a surgical instrument in contact with the surface, applying a longitudinal force to the surgical instrument causing the surgical instrument to penetrate the surface... Agent:

20140094807 - Transpedicular disk access system: An improved system for treatment of herniated disks is described. Access to a disk is obtained by drilling through a pedicle of an adjacent vertebra, and then curving the passage to pass through the vertebral body into the intervertebral space. The disk is then removed, augmented or repaired from within... Agent:

20140094863 - Bone fixation tool: A tool and a method are provided for driving a bone pin into a fractured bone to stabilize the fractured bone by maintaining the fractured bone in a reduced state. The tool may be a handheld device including a cartridge having at least one passageway that receives the bone pin.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140094862 - Devices and methods for breaking and retaining surgical reduction tabs: Various devices and methods for breaking and retaining surgical reduction tabs are provided. In general, the devices and methods can allow a single surgical instrument to break a plurality of surgical reduction tabs off one or more surgical implants and retain the broken tabs within the instrument. In an exemplary... Agent:

20140094861 - Surgical locator: A surgical locator and associated methods are presented. The surgical locator includes a shaft insertable into a surgical passage to maintain access to and indicate orientation of the surgical passage.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140094811 - Surgical guide with cut resistant inserts: A resection guide can be configured to guide a resection tool toward a graft source, and can include a resection guide body made from a first material, and a guide member made from a second material. The second material is harder than the first material.... Agent:

20140094815 - Adjustable surgical instrument: A surgical instrument is described which comprises an alignment guide having a first part including a distal end and a second part having a proximal end. The first part is attached to the second part by a pivot mechanism so that the first part can be tilted relative to the... Agent: Depuy International Limited

20140094813 - Method for surgically implanting a prosthetic patella component: An orthopaedic surgical instrument includes a patella trial and drill guide that may be used to both perform a surgical trial of the patellofemoral joint and guide the surgeon in drilling a number of anchor holes in the patella of the patient.... Agent:

20140094814 - Patient-matched instruments: Patient-matched surgical instruments, and methods for making patient-matched surgical instruments, may include patient-matched surgical instruments having an anatomy facing side with several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient. The anatomy contacting portions may be one or more of non-uniform in distribution,... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140094812 - Surgical instrument and method of use: A surgical instrument for use in an orthopaedic arthroplasty procedure includes a shaft having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending through a center of the shaft between the first and second ends. The surgical instrument further includes a spine extending outwardly from the first end... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20140094816 - Patient-specific shoulder guide: A method for inserting an acetabular implant into the acetabulum of a patient. The method includes engaging a patient-specific surface of acetabular alignment guide to a complementary rim surface and periacetabular area of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins are inserted through corresponding alignment apertures of the acetabular alignment... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140094817 - Motorized bone cement mixing and delivery system with an enlarged connector for connecting to the cannula through which the cement is injected into the patient: A bone cement mixing and delivery system including a mixer, a delivery device, and a flexible extension tube. A connector is attached to a distal end of the flexible tube. The connector includes a housing, a fitting and an enlarged knob. A spindle that extends through the housing connects the... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140094819 - Orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly for implanting a prosthetic patella component: An orthopaedic surgical instrument includes a patella trial and drill guide that may be used to both perform a surgical trial of the patellofemoral joint and guide the surgeon in drilling a number of anchor holes in the patella of the patient.... Agent:

20140094820 - Patella drill guide and trial surgical instrument: An orthopaedic surgical instrument includes a patella trial and drill guide that may be used to both perform a surgical trial of the patellofemoral joint and guide the surgeon in drilling a number of anchor holes in the patella of the patient.... Agent:

20140094818 - Patella drill guide and trial surgical instrument having an alignment bore formed therein and method of using the same: An orthopaedic surgical instrument includes a patella trial and drill guide that may be used to both perform a surgical trial of the patellofemoral joint and guide the surgeon in drilling a number of anchor holes in the patella of the patient.... Agent:

20140094821 - Impactor for securing an implant to a bone surface: An impactor for use in securing an orthopaedic implant within a bone surface includes a shaft having a first end adapted to be impacted by a tool. The impactor further includes a head having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the head is connected... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20140094822 - Minimally invasive spine surgery instruments: guide wire handle with a guide wire locking mechanism: Disclosed are various instruments and implants used in minimally invasive spine surgery. Disclosed is a cannulated probe, a guide wire handle; a guide wire handle having a locking mechanism, an all-in-one guide wire tool; a retractor flex rod passage; or a tab break tool.... Agent: Atlas Spine, Inc.

20140094823 - Micro-electrode recording-guided implantation of directional leads: A method for implanting a lead within brain tissue of a patient, wherein the lead comprises a set of radially segmented electrodes on a distal end of the lead is provided. The method includes performing a plurality of microelectrode recordings through a respective plurality of recording tracts in the brain... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140094824 - Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery: Medical, surgical, and/or robotic devices and systems often including offset remote center parallelogram manipulator linkage assemblies which constrains a position of a surgical instrument during minimally invasive robotic surgery are disclosed. The improved remote center manipulator linkage assembly advantageously enhances the range of instrument motion while at the same time... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140094825 - Robotic systems, robotic system user interfaces, human interface devices for controlling robotic systems and methods of controlling robotic systems: A system includes an articulating probe, a surgical tool, and a controller. The controller is constructed and arranged to manipulate at least one of the articulating probe and the surgical tool. The system further includes a human interface device (HID) configured to generate a first control signal and a second... Agent: Medrobotics Corporation

20140094826 - Plication lock delivery system and method of use thereof: A plication lock delivery system that enables a suture lock assembly to be delivered percutaneouly. The plication lock delivery system comprises a lock assembly that secures sutures in place, a control assembly that allows a clinician to engage a suture to a suture lock assembly, apply tension to the sutures... Agent: Mitralign, Inc.

20140094827 - Ophthalmic wound closure devices and methods: A method and device for wound closure is provided. One advantage of wound closure devices and methods shown includes a simple and inexpensive modified suture with increased pullout resistance to close wounds in eyes and prevent leakage. Another advantage includes a visualization tool to aid in locating the wound on... Agent:

20140094828 - Suture guide and ruptured tissue repair: A suture guide may include a base, a tissue guard extending from the base, and two flanking posts affixed to the base on opposite sides of the tissue guard. The posts may extend from the base in parallel planes, and each of the posts may define a plurality of channels... Agent:

20140094831 - Implantable medical devices which include grip-members and methods of use thereof: The present disclosure relates to implantable medical devices which include grip-members and methods of reinforcing tissue with such devices.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094830 - Porous substrate with ferromagnetic darts: A surgical implant includes a porous substrate including a first surface and a second surface, and a plurality of ferromagnetic darts extending from at least one of the first and second surfaces. The surgical implant may be used in combination with an electromagnet that is configured to attract the plurality... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094829 - Surgical implant and applicator: A surgical repair device is provided and includes a roll of surgical mesh material and an applicator for applying the roll of surgical mesh material to tissue. The applicator has a generally cylindrical body portion defining a chamber for receipt of the roll of surgical mesh material and longitudinally extending... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094832 - Methods and devices for manipulating tissue: The present invention includes a method and apparatus for adhering tissue to one another. In an embodiment of the present invention the two tissues to be joined, for example the lower esophagus and the fundus of the stomach, are first placed adjacent to one another. Next a first restraint is... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140094834 - Auger guidewire: A guidewire is provided with first and second helical members at the distal end of the guidewire. The helical members enmesh with each other in a retracted state. The second helical member is extended from the first helical member by rotating a tubular member and core member relative to each... Agent:

20140094835 - Infusion flow guidewire system: An infusion flow guidewire and a system including an infusion flow guidewire. The minimal cross section flexible infusion flow guidewire includes a nitinol hypotube, a flexible tip having a closed distal end, a coil, a core wire and at least one distally located rearwardly directed jet orifice for infusion of... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140094833 - Occlusion treatment system: An occlusion treatment devices and methods are disclosed for treating a body lumen that is at least partially blocked by an occlusion. The occlusion treatment device includes an outer catheter with at least one expandable member, and an inner catheter with a cutting tip to debulk the occlusion. The inner... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094836 - Pericardiocentesis needle component: Disclosed is a pericardiocentesis needle component (10), comprising a guide wire (13) and a puncture needle (12). The guide wire (13) extends into and through the puncture needle (12), and the guide wire (13) comprises a bent section (32) at the distal end and a straight section at the proximal... Agent: Synaptic Medical (bejing) Co. Ltd.

20140094837 - Skin puncturing apparatus for use in a non-surgical method for eradication of tattoos: The invention is a skin puncturing apparatus for use in a non-surgical method for eradication of a tattoo from an area of skin. The apparatus comprises: (a) a handle section comprising a motor and gear assembly for causing a reciprocating motion to a shaft connected to the gear assembly; (b)... Agent: Hawk Medical Technologies Ltd.

20140094838 - Device system and method for blunt tissue dissection: A surgical device, and a system and method using same are provided. The surgical device includes an elongated device body attached to a dissection head having a tissue biasing mechanism configured for blunt tissue dissection and an element for preventing trapping of tissue within the tissue biasing mechanism. According to... Agent:

20140094839 - Mechanical tensioning device: A mechanical tensioning device includes a housing including a passageway and an opening that is in communication with the passageway. A plunger is movably disposed in the passageway. A first end of the plunger includes an inner member. A connector is coupled to the housing and includes a channel that... Agent: Ninepoint Medical, Inc.

20140094840 - Nasal cavity insertion device fixture and nasal cavity insersion device set including the same: A nasal cavity insertion device fixture, whereby the displacement or detachment of a nasal cavity insertion tube is prevented during the sleep of a patient of sleep disorder. A nasal cavity insertion device fixture makes contact with the inner surface of a nasal passage in order to fix an insertion... Agent: Seven Dreamers Laboratories, Inc.

20140094844 - Catheter markers: A catheter is described having one or more markers and one or more marker sections.... Agent: Microvention, Inc

20140094841 - Clot removal device for deep vein thrombosis: The invention being disclosed describes a medical device for removal of a thrombus or clot in a vascular setting by using a rotational, expandable basket structure in combination with drug infusion, blood/particle aspiration and clot isolation by distal and proximal occlusion.... Agent:

20140094843 - Embolism protection device: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for protecting a subject from embolisms during TAVI and other percutaneous valve procedures. Some embodiments include two flexible catheters designed to pass over a guidewire into two separate arteries, such as carotid or innominate arteries, each flexible catheter including a vessel blocking mechanism and... Agent:

20140094842 - Embolus blood clot filter with floating filter basket: A blood filter device for placement in a blood vessel including a plurality of anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly about a first hub. A filter basket is preferably positioned upstream from the anchor members. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to... Agent: C.r. Bard Inc.

20140094845 - Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure: A forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of first and second jaw members. One or both of the first and second jaw members is movable relative to the other... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140094846 - Vascular closure device with a plug having a variable expansion rate and method for using the same: A vascular closure device, having an insertion sheath and a vascular closure implant positioned at least partially in the insertion sheath. The vascular closure implant may have an anchor element, the anchor element including an expandable material, a first puncture contact portion, a bend portion connected to the first puncture... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC

20140094847 - Fluid applicator: Fluid applicators utilizing a cutter and an ampule containing fluids, such as topical adhesives, and methods for safe, sterile, one-time use of fluid applicators for expressing fluids, such as wound sealing adhesives, are provided.... Agent: Bergen Medical Industries Corporation

20140094848 - Spinous process fixation apparatus: An implantable device and method for fixation of spinous processes is presented. The device has first and second spaced plates configured for attachment to portions of adjacent spinous processes. The device can also have an implant configured for insertion between two adjacent spinous processes, but need not necessarily. The method... Agent:

20140094849 - Bone anchor assemblies: A bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor, a receiver member for receiving a spinal fixation element to be coupled to the bone anchor, a compression member positioned within the receiver member, and a closure mechanism including an outer set screw and an inner set screw. The outer set screw... Agent:

20140094850 - Vertebral osteosynthesis equipment: The equipment includes at least one connecting bar, at least one flexible ligament, and at least one connector making it possible to connect the ligament to the connecting bar. The connector having a first conduit for engaging the connecting bar, equipped with a device for immobilizing the connector relative to... Agent: Medicrea International

20140094851 - Device and method for treatment of spinal deformity: The present invention generally relates to methods and device for treatment of spinal deformity, wherein at least one tether is utilized to maintain the distance between the spine and the an ilium to (1) prevent increase in abnormal spinal curvature, (2) slow progression of abnormal curvature, or (3) impose at... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140094852 - Spinal stabilization device: A flexible connection unit for use in a spinal fixation device that includes: a longitudinal member having first and second ends and a flexible member interposed between the first and second ends, at least one of the first end and second end configured to be engaged by a first bone... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140094853 - Polyaxial screw: The present invention generally is directed toward a spinal fixation system whereby a coupling element allows the physician to selectively lock or unlock either the connection between the coupling element and a fastener, such as to allow for repositioning of the coupling element, or the connection between the coupling element... Agent:

20140094854 - Spinal correction system and method: A spinal correction system includes at least one longitudinal element extending between a first portion and a second portion. At least one fixation element includes a first end and a second end that is configured for penetrating tissue. A coupling member is configured for disposal about the at least one... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140094855 - Adjustable height arthroplasty plate: An orthopaedic assembly. The orthopaedic assembly includes a first member adapted to be coupled to a bone and an adjustable connector assembly including an adjuster having a threaded end and a tapered end. The assembly also includes an articulation component including a bearing surface and adapted to be coupled to... Agent:

20140094856 - Locking screws and plates: A screw is configured to be inserted into an aperture of a plate. The screw comprises a head, a neck that extends distally from the head and having a diameter, a shoulder that extends distally from the neck and has a diameter, and a shaft that extends distally from the... Agent: Genossis LLC

20140094857 - Cam lock pedicle screw: The present invention is directed to a pedicle screw fixation system which can be made for either posterior cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, or elsewhere. With this type of system a surgeon can implant a pedicle screw system utilizing the same instrument set for an open or closed procedure. The system... Agent: Rolix Holdings, LLC

20140094858 - Multi-rod bone attachment member: A fixation element for use in orthopedic surgery, particularly spinal surgery is disclosed. The fixation element is capable of being screwed, hooked, or otherwise attached to a bone, and is configured to accommodate two or more rods or other elongated members. The head of the fixation elements thus has multiple... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140094859 - Medical fastener: A dual-start fastener is disclosed having two threads helically wound about its shaft. The thread tooth profile (in section) constitutes substantially parallel upper and lower facets on each thread flank. A first thread has a crest diameter greater than a second thread. A distal end of the fastener includes self-tapping... Agent:

20140094860 - Expandable screw and methods of use: An expandable screw includes generally a shaft, a head, and a cut pattern. The shaft includes a longitudinal axis, an outer surface including a thread to engage bone, and an expandable region configurable between a first state with a first radius measured from the longitudinal axis to the outer surface... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

  
03/27/2014 > 87 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories.

20140088569 - Detachable end effector and loader: A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft having an outer tube and an inner rod positioned in the outer tube. The outer tube and inner rod each comprise a distal end and a proximal end. An actuator is operably connected to the proximal ends of the outer tube and the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140088570 - Medical device provided with an innovative marking system enabling rapid, multiple and remote identification: A medical device includes a reusable or non-reusable surgical instrument made from metal, polymer or plastic, or any implant or prosthesis substitute made from metal, polymer or plastic, which is equipped with a marking system enabling rapid identification of the instrument. The marking system includes: an RFID component; and a... Agent:

20140088571 - Novel devices for effective and uniform shrinkage of tissues and their unique methods of use: A fiber optical device suitable for treating a wide variety of medical conditions that involve shrinking or tightening of cartilaginous tissue, connective tissue, or muscle tissue comprises an optical fiber capable of laser energy delivery to a predetermined tissue site along with a biocompatible cooling fluid. Illustrative treatable medical conditions... Agent:

20140088574 - Femtosescond laser system for the exact manipulation of material and tissues: A device for the exact manipulation of material, especially of organic material, includes a pulsed laser system with a radiation source, said radiation source being a cavity-dumped fs oscillator.... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

20140088573 - Projector device, and medical device comprising the projector device: For this purpose, the invention proposes a projector device for projecting a two-dimensional pattern on a plane in an optical body, in particular in an eye, with a light source which is designed to emit a light beam, with a deflecting device which is designed to deflect the light beam... Agent: Eyesight & Vision Gmbh

20140088572 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an actuation control of the handle, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, an optic fiber disposed within an inner portion... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC

20140088575 - Devices for effective and uniform denervation of nerves and unique methods of use thereof: Apparatus for delivering laser energy suitable for denervation, such as renal denervation and the like, comprises an optical fiber inside a cannula and defining a channel therebetween for delivery of a liquid to cool and clean the tip of the optical fiber and to cool tissue subjected to laser irradiation,... Agent:

20140088576 - Steerable laser probe: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an actuation control of the handle, a housing tube having a housing tube distal end and a housing tube proximal end, a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness, a second... Agent: Katalyst Surgical, LLC

20140088577 - Devices and methods for laser surgery: Small diameter tools are provided, and methods of use described, to facilitate less invasive surgical procedures employing laser beams. Such tools include distal tips that enhance the precise placement of optical waveguides, as well as enable cutting and dissecting procedures. A rotary coupler allows precise control of flexible conduits in... Agent: Omniguide, Inc.

20140088578 - Cryoelectric systems and methods for treatment of biological matter: Systems and methods are disclosed for treating a target volume of biological matter, by cooling a volume of tissue to a temperature below freezing, and directing an electric field through the cooled volume of tissue or tissue adjacent to the cooled volume of tissue to generate at least a temporary... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140088579 - Cyrogenic treatment systems: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of a body cavity or lumen are described where a heated fluid and/or gas may be introduced through a catheter and into treatment area within the body contained between one or more inflatable/expandable members. The catheter may also have optional pressure and temperature sensing... Agent: Channel Medsystems, Inc.

20140088580 - Method and system for preventing nerve injury during a medical procedure: A method of treating tissue is provided, including positioning a stimulation device proximate a phrenic nerve; stimulating the phrenic nerve with the stimulation device; measuring a physiological response to the stimulation; defining a threshold physiological response value based at least in part on the measured physiological response; positioning a thermal... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp

20140088581 - Method and apparatus for gastrointestinal tract ablation for treatment of obesity: Devices and methods for ablating tissue in the wall of various organs of the gastrointestinal tract of a patient in order to cure or ameliorate metabolic pathophysiological conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, or type 2 diabetes mellitus are provided. Ablational treatment of target areas may be fractional or partial,... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140088585 - Catheter having rib and spine structure supporting multiple electrodes for renal nerve ablation: A catheter for ablating target tissue from a location within a body vessel includes an ablation region that is configured to transition from a first substantially straight configuration to a second configuration having a two-dimensional or three-dimensional shape. The ablation region may include a plurality of ablation elements that may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088582 - Coaptive surgical sealing tool: A coaptive surgical sealing tool may be similar to an ordinary hemostat with long (50, 60, 70 or 80 mm) thin jaws for sliding into the liver parenchyma, without tearing the larger blood vessels. The jaws are spring loaded and are designed for uniform compression, and to avoid closing too... Agent:

20140088583 - Coaptive surgical sealing tool: A coaptive surgical sealing tool may be similar to an ordinary hemostat with long (50, 60, 70 or 80 mm) thin jaws for sliding into the liver parenchyma, without tearing the larger blood vessels. The jaws are spring loaded and are designed for uniform compression, and to avoid closing too... Agent:

20140088587 - Median lobe destruction apparatus and method: A system and associated method for altering or destroying tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders. In one aspect, the system includes a device configured to deploy devices for altering the lobes of a prostate.... Agent: Neotract, Inc.

20140088584 - Medical device balloon catheter: An intravascular catheter for tissue modulation, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon disposed on the elongate member and having an interior surface, an exterior surface, a lumen defined by the interior surface and at least a first region for transmitting therapeutic energy... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088586 - Renal nerve modulation devices: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a renal nerve modulation device. The renal nerve modulation device may include an elongate shaft. A balloon may be coupled to the shaft. The balloon may have a hydrophilic electrode region. A... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088589 - Electrosurgical power control: A method and apparatus include determining a value of a parameter associated with operation of an electrosurgical probe having a particular probe design, and determining whether the value of the parameter is within a range of values that has been predetermined for the particular probe design to indicate that the... Agent:

20140088588 - Systems and methods for controlling energy application: Energy delivery systems and methods for treating tissue are disclosed that may include an energy generator, a cooled electrode device, and a controller connected to the energy generator. The controller may include a processor and may be configured to control power output by the cooled electrode device based on a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088591 - Catheter electrode assemblies and methods for construction therefor: A family of catheter electrode assemblies includes a flexible circuit having a plurality of electrical traces and a substrate; a ring electrode surrounding the flexible circuit and electrically coupled with at least one of the plurality of electrical traces; and an outer covering extending over at least a portion of... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140088590 - Perineal probe and process for making a perineal probe: A perineal probe (1) is provided mainly extending along a main axis (1a) and including at least two electrodes (2) protruding from the axial direction (1a), spaced one another and electrically insulated along the axial direction (1a), one junction element (3) being apt to mechanically connect the electrodes (2) and... Agent: Beacmed S.r.l.

20140088592 - Plasma resection electrode: Disclosed herein are embodiments of an electrosurgical device that include one or more floating electrodes and are specifically adapted to remove, resect, ablate, vaporize, denaturize, coagulate and form lesions in soft tissues, preferably in combination with a resectoscope, particularly in the context of urological, gynecological, laparoscopic, arthroscopic, and ENT procedures.... Agent:

20140088593 - Cable assemblies for electrosurgical devices and methods of use: Herein described is a novel cable assembly that is free from additional resistor, capacitor and inductor components and suitable for connecting a bipolar device to the monopolar active and return receptacles of a standard multipurpose electrosurgical generator. The cable assembly of the instant invention uses a conventional connector currently in... Agent: Electromedical Associates LLC

20140088594 - Instrument for locating distal screw holes in intramedullary nails: A distal targeting device for locating at least one distal screw hole in an intramedullary nail that is positioned within a medullary canal of a bone, the device including an elongated and reconfigurable probe that is positionable inside a lumen of the nail.... Agent: Orthopaedic International, Inc.

20140088595 - Implant system for bone fixation: An implant system for use in orthopaedic surgery for fixation of bone includes an intramedullary nail and a coupling unit. The intramedullary nail has a proximal portion defining a longitudinal axis and a transverse bore. The proximal portion includes a bore defining a first axis and a guiding structure defining... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh

20140088597 - Method of increasing bone density during surgery: The present invention concern a method for increasing bone density in a patient in need thereof which comprises the step of cutting the bones of said patient with a piezo ultrasonic surgical knife using a ultrasonic frequency of between 28 000 and 36 000 Hz.... Agent: Societe Pour La Conception Des Applications Des Techniques Electroniques

20140088598 - Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty: A method of preparing a femur and tibia in surgery on a knee joint using a navigation system and a robotic system. The navigation system tracks movement of the femur and tibia during the surgery. The navigation system may include a plurality of locating devices. The robotic system includes a... Agent: Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC

20140088596 - Method of repairing sacroiliac fusion: A method of repairing a prior sacroiliac fusion that was not effective at stabilizing a sacroiliac joint. The prior sacroiliac fusion used a first fastening device that extended between an ilium and a sacrum. At least one aperture is formed that at least partially extends through at least one of... Agent: Zyga Technology, Inc.

20140088599 - Bone-harvesting tool: A bone-harvesting tool for use with a manual handle or with an oscillating surgical device. The tool has upper and lower planar surfaces and is symmetrical about a central window that is formed by a pair of elongated facing shaving edges at the lower surface of the tool. Additional sharp... Agent:

20140088600 - Surgical sagittal saw with a drive assembly capable of displacing the attached blade in a crossed lop pettern: A saw for pivoting a blade in a sagittal plane. The saw includes a drive assembly with at least one drive member. The drive assembly is configured to both reciprocate the blade in the sagittal plane and to simultaneously pivot the blade around an axis that extends through the sagittal... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140088601 - Methods and apparatus for preparing a patient's femur for patellofemoral knee arthroplasty: Methods and apparatus provide for modifying a patient's femur to receive a patellofemoral prosthesis, including: a distal punch, an anterior punch and a trochlear punch which are used in well defined orientations to remove material from the femur to accommodate complex geometries of a patellofemoral prosthesis; and optionally a guide... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.

20140088602 - Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge osteotomy: A method and apparatus for performing an open wedge osteotomy utilizing a keyed, wedge-shaped implant for disposition in a keyed, wedge-shaped opening created in a bone. The keys may be disposed in vertical or horizontal arrangements. In addition, a shear rib key hole may be formed adjacent the wedge-shaped opening... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.

20140088603 - Acetabular orthopaedic surgical instrument and method of using same: A method of reproducing a central axis of a femoral neck prior to resection during an implantation process includes the step of attaching a frame to the acetabulum of a patient, wherein the frame includes first and second movable arms and a lockable swivel bearing. The method further includes the... Agent:

20140088605 - Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty: The present invention relates to the medical field, in particular relates to the practice of percutaneous vertebroplasty where a pair of syringes in the distal extreme of a lengthened hydraulic device, are united by a camera of intermediate connection of larger diameter (pressure exerting body) or modified inverted syringe tube... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140088604 - Surgical device for injecting cement into a bone cavity: A surgical device and method for injecting cement in a bone cavity includes an elongated, hollow body to be inserted partially into the cavity. The body has an inner lumen with a distal opening to expel cement therefrom. An entry plug for the cement is connected to a cement pressurized... Agent: Tecres S.p.a.

20140088606 - Oval tibia guide: A guide apparatus having a body having a central axis defined therethrough and a first channel and a second channel formed therethrough, a handle coupled to the body, the handle having a locking mechanism configured to prevent movement of the body relative to the handle in a first direction along... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140088607 - Mobile kyphosis angle measurement: A hand-held mobile device configured to measure spinal curves for detecting and analyzing kyphosis. The measuring device is equipped with a detector that can sense the angle of at certain points of the spine by holding an edge of the device against the spine and detecting the angle of inclination... Agent:

20140088608 - Splittable sheath: A sheath for retaining a prosthesis for use in repair of a damaged portion of a body vessel during an open surgical procedure. The prosthesis is of a type having a constricted condition for delivery to the damaged vessel portion and an expanded condition upon deployment from the sheath. The... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140088609 - Method of securing perianal support device: A perianal support device is provided that is configured to inhibit the formation and/or progression of tissue damage in the perianal region of the body. A method is provided to apply the perianal support device to patients during childbirth to inhibit the formation and/or progression of tissue damage in the... Agent: Plexus Biomedical, Inc

20140088610 - Enhanced cross stream mechanical thrombectomy catheter: A thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a catheter lumen. An outflow orifice is positioned along a catheter perimeter. A fluid jet emanator communicates with a high pressure tube. The fluid jet emanator includes at least one jet orifice for directing a fluid jet from the fluid jet emanator... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140088611 - Pacemaker: A method for pacing a chamber of a patient's heart includes providing a pulse generator including at least one lead configured to deliver electrical impulses to at least one activation site located in the myocardium of the heart. The pulse generator is implanted in the patient through a sub-xiphoid approach... Agent: Lifescience Solutions LLC

20140088614 - Force sensor temperature compensation: A force sensor apparatus includes a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each of the plurality of radial ribs. The strain gauges comprise a negative thermo-optic coefficient optical fiber material. A proximal end of the tube portion is... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140088613 - Medical robot apparatus: A medical apparatus includes a moving unit supported on the base and configured to move in a longitudinal direction of the bed. The moving unit is configured to extend in a width direction of the bed. The medical apparatus also includes a mount unit on the moving unit and configured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140088612 - Robotic surgical system with mechanomyography feedback: A robotic surgical system for performing a surgical procedure within the body of a subject includes an elongate surgical instrument, a robotic controller configured to control the motion of the distal end portion of the surgical instrument, and a mechanomyography feedback system in communication with the robotic controller. The mechanomyography... Agent: Innovative Surgical Solutions, LLC

20140088615 - Endoscopic ligation tool and endoscope: A method for ligating an internal body tissue using an outer cylinder member and an inner cylinder member including the processes of projecting the inner cylinder from a front end of the outer cylinder member; attaching a ligation band member to an outer peripheral surface of the inner cylinder member;... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140088616 - Release mechanism for hemostatic clip: A medical device includes a distal portion sized and shaped for insertion into a body lumen and including a capsule having a lumen extending therethrough and a plurality of windows in a proximal end thereof; a bushing including a channel extending therethrough, a distal end thereof including a plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088617 - Advance suture passer: A suture passer including a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end and a central axis defined therethrough, in which the tubular member includes at least one lumen formed therein, an eyelet configured to receive a suture, a movable jaw formed on the distal end of the... Agent:

20140088620 - Device for securing an object to a subject and wound closure: Disclosed are devices, methods, and systems for securing an object to a subject, such as bandages and dressings over wounds, keeping wounds apposed, maintaining pressure on wounds, and stretching skin. The device comprises a closeable, needle-tipped anchor; a lacing loop; and, a swivel connector that connects the anchor and lacing... Agent:

20140088618 - Elastomeric and degradable high-mineral content polymer composites: The invention provides novel compositions of hydroxyapatite and block co-polymers, methods of their preparation, and uses thereof, wherein the co-polymers have degradable hydrophobic blocks and hydrophilic blocks for stable interfacing with hydroxyapatite, resulting in stable polymer-hydroxyapatite suspensions. The super-hydrophilicity, strengthened mechanical integrity, and retained structural integrity of the HA-PELA composite... Agent:

20140088619 - Temporary aids for deployment and fixation of tissue repair implants: Novel deployment devices for use as adjuncts with tissue repair implants. The devices are removeably mounted to mesh tissue repair implant devices to manipulate the devices into position and provide for secure fixation about the periphery of such mesh implant devices by providing guide structures such as grooves for directing... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140088621 - Anastomosis clipping tool with half-loop clip: A tool to fasten tissue or to fasten a prosthetic to tissue includes a gripper to hold one or more tissue portions, a needle, an actuator to drive the needle, a fastener cartridge to store one or more tissue fasteners, a holder cartridge to store one or more holders, and... Agent: Children's National Medical Center

20140088623 - Arterial venous spool anchor: An anastomotic connector comprises a generally tubular main body having a distal end and a proximal end, and an anchor member integrally coupled to the distal end of the tubular main body. The anchor member includes first and second annular flanges that are movable from a first loaded position to... Agent: Phraxis, Inc.

20140088622 - Negative pressure intestinal anastomosis protection devices: A device is disclosed that provides for the protection of intestinal anastomosis sites and other body sites from bodily fluids and contaminants. Additionally, the device provides the ability to create negative pressure at the site of the obstruction to ensure that contaminants flow from the visceral compartment into the inner... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140088624 - Cutting or scoring balloon and apparatus therefor: A cutting or scoring balloon (26) is provided with a plurality of cutting or scoring elements (34) and is wrapped onto a balloon catheter (12) such that the cutting or scoring elements (34) overlie the balloon wall (36) with the balloon wall (36) pleated underneath the cutting or scoring elements... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140088625 - Easily cleaned atherectomy catheters and methods of use: An atherectomy catheter is provided having a tissue collection chamber capable of being cleaned out in a simple, fast and effective way, and also provides methods of using said catheter to remove material from a blood vessel lumen. In one embodiment the tissue collection chamber has an expandable tip having... Agent:

20140088626 - Helically advancing constriction crossing mechanism and wire guide positioning method for performing percutaneous vascular procedures: A vascular procedure includes sliding a constriction crossing mechanism over a wire guide having a tip positioned at a proximal side of a constriction, and rotating a sheath of the mechanism about an axis relative another sheath of the mechanism. The method further includes helically engaging the sheaths, and guiding... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140088627 - Tongue cleaning apparatus: A tongue cleaning apparatus including at least one positioning body moulded to fit over at least some teeth of a user and associated with at least one portion having with a plurality of shaped protrusions protruding from at least one external surface thereof and a method of using the tongue... Agent:

20140088628 - Fluid injection device: A fluid injection device includes a fluid supply unit that accommodates and supplies fluid, a fluid injection unit that injects fluid supplied from the fluid supply unit, and a driving waveform generating device which is equipped with at least one adjusting device, a one-input multiple-control parameter changing unit that simultaneously... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140088630 - Self-cooling ultrasound ablation catheter: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including an elongated shaft having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The system may further include a bar element extending distally from the distal end region of the elongated... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088629 - System for nerve modulation and innocuous thermal gradient nerve block: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include a first elongate element having a distal end and a proximal end and having at least one nerve modulation element disposed adjacent the distal end. The nerve modulation element may be positioned or moveable to target a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088631 - Lancet: There is provided a lancet comprising a lancet body, a lancet cap and a pricking component. In the lancet, the lancet body and the lancet cap are made of resin and the pricking component is made of metal. The pricking component is situated in both of the lancet body and... Agent:

20140088633 - Depth-adjust mechanism for lancing device: A lancing device with a depth-adjustment mechanism including an adjustably-positioned stop surface, a movable control member operably coupled thereto, and a resiliently deflectable leg that engages the stop surface and a lancet carrier to provide a soft stop for the lancet carrier. The lancet carrier deflects the leg in a... Agent: Facet Technologies, LLC

20140088632 - Lancet device utilizing a magnet and method of making and using the same: Lancet device includes a magnet member, a sleeve member capable of being affected by magnetic forces emanating from the magnet member, and a movable lancet holder. At least one of the following is also utilized; a lancet releaser movable at least between an initial position and a position that allows... Agent: Stat Medical Devices, Inc.

20140088635 - Device and method for treating vascular abnormalities: A vascular device is provided that includes a tubular structure and an occluding structure. The tubular structure has inner and outer layers, with the occluding structure located between the inner and outer layers. Each of the inner and outer layers may define a different pick count, and the tubular structure... Agent:

20140088636 - Devices for installing stasis reducing means in body tissue: Devices for insertion into an atrial appendage of stasis reducing components such as mesh members, chemical bonding agents or expandable anchors are disclosed.... Agent:

20140088634 - Vascular filters and methods for using them: Filter devices are provided, as well as apparatus, systems and methods for using such filter devices during a medical procedure within a patient's body. In one embodiment, a system includes a medical device including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a filter... Agent:

20140088637 - Magnetic collet for attaching end effector: A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft comprising an outer tube and an inner rod positioned in the outer tube, the outer tube and inner rod each comprising a distal end and a proximal end. An actuator is operably connected to the proximal ends of the outer tube and the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140088638 - Detachable end effector with lateral lock: A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft comprising a distal end and a proximal end. An actuator is operably connected to the proximal end of the elongate shaft. The actuator may be a manual handle. An end effector is adapted for in vivo attachment to and detachment from the distal... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140088639 - Surgical forceps which can be taken apart: A pair of surgical forceps which can be taken apart and which includes a handle, a pivot joint with a rotational axis and a jaw. It further includes two releasably coupled forceps parts, each of which has a pin-less pivot joint element. The first pivot joint element has a first... Agent: Deru Gmbh

20140088640 - Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder: A delivery/recovery system to allow an operator to deploy and recover a medical implant, such as an occluder for closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO). In one embodiment, the system includes a delivery mandrel for preventing the occluder from moving in the proximal direction, a delivery wire for securing the... Agent: W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140088641 - Filled balloon arteriotomy locator for vascular closure devices and methods: A tissue puncture locator device includes an anchor assembly and a sealing member. The anchor assembly includes an anchor portion, a tube portion, and a filling member. The anchor portion is positioned at a distal end of the tube portion and configured for placement through a vascular incision into a... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC

20140088642 - Device and method for the application of a curable fluid composition to a bodily organ: The invention relates to a device suitable for application of a curable fluid composition to encircle a bodily organ. The device comprises a monolithic piece of a flexible material having a length dimension with an inner surface and an outer surface, a first end and a second end, a width... Agent: Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.

20140088643 - Wound closure product: A wound closure system and a method of closing a wound are disclosed. The wound closure system includes a plurality of skin anchors mechanically attached to external skin tissue around a periphery of a wound, a line extending between the skin anchors, the line slidably engaged with each skin anchor,... Agent:

20140088644 - Method and device for approximating tissue: A wound closure device including a first tissue anchor with a first suture filament fixedly coupled thereto at a proximal end and extending along a length to a free distal end, and a second tissue anchor with a second suture filament fixedly coupled thereto at a proximal end and extending... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140088645 - Anchor inserter: An anchor inserter provides for inserting an anchor into a hole in body tissue. The anchor inserter has an elongated shaft with a first axis and a distal end and an insertion tip. The insertion tip has a driving tip extending distally from the distal end of the shaft to... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140088646 - Tissue fixation delivery apparatus: A device for deploying a tissue fixation apparatus of the type including first and second tissue anchors coupled together by an adjustable suture assembly. The device comprises a handle mechanism and a needle cartridge assembly releasably coupled to the handle mechanism. The needle cartridge assembly includes a needle cannula with... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140088647 - Minimally invasive spine surgery instruments: spinal rod with flange: The present invention provides for a bone fixation device, illustrated as a spinal rod, for use in bone fixation surgeries. The bone spinal rod of the present invention is constructed and arranged to allow a surgeon to control proper placement while prohibiting the rod from passing out of a receiving... Agent: Atlas Spine, Inc.

20140088648 - Spinal implant system and methods of use: A spinal implant includes a first member and a second member. The first member extends between a first end and a second end. The first end is configured for fixation with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. The second member extends between a first end and a second end. The first... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140088649 - Articulating spinal rod system: An adjustable articulating spinal rod system including a first elongated element secured to a first bone, a second elongated element secured to the spine, and an articulating joint connecting the first and second elongated elements. The articulating joint including a first movable joint, a second movable joint, and at least... Agent: Refai Technologies, LLC

20140088650 - Polyaxial connector for spinal fixation systems: A polyaxial connector for spinal fixation systems has a lateral connector element having a first receptacle for a polyaxial connection to a spherical head of a pedicle screw and a second receptacle for a polyaxial connection to a spherical head of tulip that is configured to receive a connection rod... Agent: Spontech Spine Intelligence Group Ag

20140088651 - Rod attachment for head to head cross connector: Exemplary spinal fixation devices, systems, and method are provided for stabilizing vertebrae in a patient's spine. In one exemplary embodiment, methods and devices are provided for coupling one or more bone anchors, such as hooks, screws, etc., and/or one or more spinal fixation elements, such as spinal rods, cables, plates,... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.

20140088652 - Internal dynamic splint and method for use thereof: An implantable internal dynamic splint device that replaces or augments the function of a muscle that is antagonized at a joint by a functional muscle is described. The device comprises an elastic body, a first tissue-attaching component adapted to be attached to a bone, and a second tissue-attaching component adapted... Agent:

20140088653 - Bone plate with retainer and stop for screw lock: A bone plate, having a bone screw and a rotatable lock for retaining the bone screw in place, includes a retainer element and/or a stop element. The retainer element inhibits the lock from being pushed off of the bone plate, while the stop element limits the rotational range of motion... Agent: Spinal U.s.a.

20140088654 - Bone splint: A bone splint manufactured in a polylactide copolymer, the splint comprising an elongate bridging member adapted to be secured to and across fractured bone ends and means to reduce the effective length of the bridging member so that, in use, the splint holds the bone ends together.... Agent: Alfred Health

20140088655 - Method and apparatus for sternal closure: A method and apparatus for securing a fractured or sectioned sternum in a patient's body is disclosed. The apparatus can include an attachment member and an adjustable flexible member construct. The attachment member can have a flexible member holder. The adjustable flexible member construct can have first and second ends... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

  
03/20/2014 > 97 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories.

20140081248 - Patterned laser treatment: Patterned laser treatment of the retina is provided. A visible alignment pattern having at least two separated spots is projected onto the retina. By triggering a laser subsystem, doses of laser energy are automatically provided to at least two treatment locations coincident with the alignment spots. All of the doses... Agent:

20140081247 - Projector device with self-correcting function, and medical device comprising the projector device: For this purpose, the invention proposes a projector device for projecting a two-dimensional pattern on a plane, in particular in a human eye, with at least one light source (LS1, LS2) which generates a light beam, with a deflecting device (MSS) which facilitates a deflection of the light beam at... Agent: Eyesight & Vision Gmbh

20140081249 - Method for eye surgery: A planning unit produces control data for a treatment device for eye surgery which produces at least one cutting surface in a cornea of the eye using a laser unit. The planning unit includes a calculation module for establishing a cornea cutting surface. The calculation module is configured to establish... Agent:

20140081251 - Method and aparatus for skin reduction: A method for reducing human or animal tissue includes making a plurality of excisions to collectively form a patch of tissue to be reduced, instead of making a single large excision in the patch. Thus, scarring after healing is less noticeable. The treated regions of tissue may be arranged such... Agent:

20140081250 - Method and apparatus for personal skin treatment: Disclosed is a skin treatment device for personal use. The device includes an optical radiation providing module operating in pulsed or continuous operation mode, a mechanism for continuously displacing the device across the skin, and a device displacement speed monitoring arrangement. When the device is applied to skin, the optical... Agent: Syneron Medical Ltd.

20140081252 - Tissue slitting methods and systems: Methods and systems for separating an object, such as a lead, from formed tissue are provided. Specifically, a tissue slitting device is configured to engage patient formed tissue at a slitting engagement point. While the object is subjected to a first traction force, the tissue slitting device is caused to... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140081253 - Method and apparatus for laser ablation under ultrasound guidance: A method and apparatus for performing minimally-invasive image-guided laser ablation of targeted region within a tissue or organ comprising the following: A guidance tool that can guide laser source to a predefined target region from a planning image; A controller that can control energy from laser source, duration of its... Agent: Convergent Life Sciences, Inc.

20140081254 - Cooled microwave denervation: A device and method is disclosed for creating a lesion in adventitia tissue of a renal artery and/or a region of tissue surrounding the adventitia tissue while protecting intima and media tissue of the renal artery from injury. A catheter carrying a microwave antenna is positioned within the renal artery.... Agent: Denervx LLC

20140081257 - Bladder denervation for treating overactive bladder: A device and method for transvaginal or transrectal treatment of a bladder pathology. The device includes an elongate body that includes a longitudinal axis, a handle at one end of the body, a head at the other end of the body, and a shaft between the handle and the head.... Agent:

20140081255 - Method and apparatuses for tissue treatment: Disclosed in the present application are devices for localized delivery of energy and methods of using such devices, particularly for therapeutic treatment of biological tissues. The disclosed devices may contain one or more energy delivery members. The disclosed methods may involve positioning and deploying the energy delivery members in a... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20140081259 - Methods and apparatus for renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the onset of morphological changes that are affiliated with congestive... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20140081256 - Portable electrosurgical instruments and method of using same: In contrast to instruments of the prior art that require bulky, cumbersome and/or costly electrical connections and energy sources, instruments designed in accordance with the instant disclosure are both portable and self-powered. The electrosurgical instruments of the present invention are not limited to a particular use or construction and can... Agent: Electromedical Associates LLC

20140081258 - Template system and methods: Template systems and methods for various procedures (e.g., tissue ablation procedures) are disclosed. An exemplary template system comprises a track having at least one suction port. The at least one suction port anchors the track to a tissue after the track is positioned adjacent a target area. The template system... Agent: St.jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc

20140081260 - Cool rf electrode: A system and method for applying energy, particularly radiofrequency (RF) electrical energy, to a living body can be used in tissue ablation.... Agent:

20140081263 - Method and apparatus for performing transesophageal cardiovascular procedures: An apparatus for performing a transesophageal cardiovascular procedure includes an elongated tubular main access device having a first lumen with an open proximal end and a distal side opening, and a second lumen with a rigid outer wall and a collapsible inner wall. The second lumen is adapted to receive... Agent:

20140081262 - Nearfield ultrasound echography mapping: Various embodiments concern delivering an ablation therapy to different areas of the cardiac tissue and, for each of the areas, sensing an ultrasound signal with at least one ultrasound sensor, the ultrasound signal responsive to the ultrasound energy reflected from the area of cardiac tissue. Such embodiments can further include... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

20140081261 - Self-positioning electrode system and method for renal nerve modulation: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including an elongated shaft having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The system may include an expandable frame having one or more electrodes positioned on or about the frame.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140081264 - Fiber-optic force sensor, force measurement device and catheter: A fiber-optic force sensor, comprising an FBG fiber that has a force sensor region, to which bracing means to eliminate or decouple laterally effective forces and bending moments are assigned in such a way that the force sensor has a predominantly single-axis response characteristic to detect merely the magnitude of... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20140081265 - Vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism: An end effector assembly for use with an instrument for sealing and cutting tissue includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members movable relative to the to grasp tissue therebetween. Each jaw member including a jaw housing and an electrically conductive surface adapted to connect to a source... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140081266 - Devices and methods for cutting tissue: Various medical devices and methods for cutting, evacuating and/or performing work on tissue are provided. The devices and methods may utilize a reciprocating mechanism or motor powered by suction from a vacuum source. The medical devices and methods may be used on tissue in various regions of a patient's body... Agent: Laurimed, LLC

20140081267 - Orthopedic device: An orthopedic device includes a fixator body having a first part and a second part that are connected by a joint and having an internally threaded bore extending longitudinally therethrough. A first pair of opposed longitudinally extending slots is provided in the first part and a second pair of opposed... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140081268 - Dynamic intramedullary hardware: An intramedullary nail comprising an outer tubular sheath, a flexible rod and a driver element mobile within the sheath longitudinally with an engagement element formed out of the wall of the tubular sheath. After the nail has been inserted, distal end first, into the intramedullary cavity, the flexible rod is... Agent: Torjo Medical Solutions Inc.

20140081269 - Modular bone plate and member of such a modular bone plate: A member of a modular bone plate is provided, the member comprising a top surface defining a top plane; a bottom surface defining a bottom plane; a connection portion including a hole with a center axis that intersects the top plane and the bottom plane; wherein a first portion of... Agent:

20140081270 - Bone graft shaper for reverse glenoid: An instrument for use in preparing a graft. The instrument includes at least one cutting portion configured to resect a graft section from the graft. The instrument also includes a drive portion operably coupled to the cutting portion and configured to receive a rotational force. At least one reaming portion... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20140081271 - Low profile reamers and methods of use: Low profile reamers and methods of use are provided which can, in general, allow a hole to be drilled in bone. In one embodiment, a low profile retractable bone reamer is provided having an elongate shaft with a cutting element disposed on a distal end of the elongate shaft that... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081272 - Method and apparatus for implanting a modular femoral hip: A method of implanting a prosthetic component is disclosed that includes attaching a guide rod to the prosthetic component, removably coupling the guide rod to a shaft extending from a handle, and positioning the prosthetic component in an anatomical feature. The method also includes impacting an impaction portion of the... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140081273 - Retrograde cutter with rotating blade: A cutting instrument having a body, a blade at a distal end of the body, and a mechanism for rotating the blade from a first to a second position. The instrument can be used in a method of retrograde drilling a hole in bone. The cutting instrument is provided with... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.

20140081274 - Hybrid femoral hip stem broach: An instrument for preparing bone. The instrument includes a medial side having a plurality of extraction teeth extending over at least a portion of the medial side and an anterior side having a plurality of compaction teeth extending over at least a portion of the anterior side. The instrument further... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140081341 - Bone fixation guide device: A bone fixation guide device is adapted for fixing a bone plate on a bone, wherein the bone plate has at least two screw holes. The bone fixation guide device includes: a handheld holder having a through hole; a first guide sleeve having a guide hole, adapted for passing through... Agent: Metal Industries Research&development Centre

20140081343 - Fastening system for internal fixation: A bone fracture fixation system comprises a bone plate configured to bear against a proximal surface of the bone and a plurality of elongated tension elements, each sized to pass through an opening in the bone plate and through the bone from the proximal surface to a distal surface thereof.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140081342 - Guide for assisting with arrangement of a stock instrument with respect to a patient tissue: A stock instrument includes at least one guide interacting feature. A lower instrument surface of the stock instrument is placed into contact with the patient tissue. A guide has a lower guide surface contoured to substantially mate with at least a portion of an upper instrument surface of the stock... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140081276 - Cross pinning guide devices and methods: Methods and devices are provided for implanting a cross-pin through a bone tunnel, such as in an arthroscopic surgical procedure. In general, the methods and devices allow a cross-pin hole to be formed in a medial side of a knee bone such that it intersects a bone tunnel formed in... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081275 - Patient-specific orthopedic instruments: A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140081277 - Unicompartmental customized arthroplasty cutting jigs: Disclosed herein are unicompartmental femoral and tibial arthroplasty jigs for respectively assisting in the performance of unicompartmental femoral and tibial arthroplasty procedures on femoral and tibial arthroplasty target regions. The femoral and tibial unicompartmental arthroplasty jigs each include a first side, a second side and a mating surface. Each second... Agent: Otismed Corporation

20140081278 - Acetabular cup inserter handle: Disclosed is an acetabular positioning and insertion instrument. Additionally, a method of positioning an acetabular prosthesis with an insertion instrument is disclosed. The positioning instrument can include engaging members to contact an acetabular prosthesis and holding it relative to a portion of the instrument for both rotational and positioning of... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20140081279 - Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for near-simultaneous and integrated delivery of bone graft material during the placement of surgical cages or other medical implants in a patient's spine. The integrated fusion cage and graft delivery device according to various embodiments delivers and disperses biologic material through... Agent:

20140081280 - Method and apparatus for delivering cement paste into a bone cavity: The present invention is related to a technique for simultaneously forming a plurality of paste filled tunnels. The plurality of paste filled tunnels are connected to a surgical tube directly or indirectly and emptied one after another, until a desired amount of the paste is injected into a bone cavity,... Agent:

20140081281 - Multihole drill sleeve with protection sleeve: An aiming device for bone fixation includes (a) a handle extending from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis, (b) a guide arm connected to the second end of the handle and having an opening extending therethrough, the guide arm being connected to a protection sleeve;... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140081282 - Method and apparatus for implanting a prosthesis: Disclosed is a system for engaging a prosthesis and for implanting the same. The system can include a component or plurality of components to engage an acetabular prosthesis in both rotational and axial fixation. A method of using the insertion assembly is also disclosed. In addition, a method of assembling,... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20140081283 - Surgical instrument for acetabular cup implantation: A surgical instrument for acetabular cup implantation includes an acetabular cup, a shell body and a drive shaft. The drive shaft includes a drive rod and a handle bar. The handle bar engages the pivot for angular displacement having forward position and backward position. In the forward position the drive... Agent: United Orthopedic Corporation

20140081284 - Intraocular lens inserting instrument: An intraocular lens inserting instrument (1) capable of folding a lens (2) and pressing it by a plunger (4) to discharge it into an eye and capable of taking out the folded lens (2) by tweezers (15). The intraocular lens inserting instrument (1) for inserting a foldable intraocular lens (2)... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140081285 - Method and devices for implantation of biologic constructs: Seal systems and devices for delivering a biologic construct repair for shoulder and joint surgery into an arthroscopic workspace, including a pinch to open seal that uses fluid pressure to self-seal against a curved surface when closed.... Agent: Cannuflow, Inc.

20140081286 - Surgical disc removal tool: The disclosure provides a tissue removal device including customizable tips. The tissue removal device may include an outer shaft and a threaded shaft. One aspect of disclosure may include a shaft cutting tool that emerges from the end of the outer shaft. Another aspect of the disclosure may include a... Agent:

20140081287 - Closed system pneumatic impact lithotripsy: A method for removing uroliths from the urinary bladder of a non-human, non-laboratory animal, comprising: (a) inserting a collapsed retrieval pouch through the urethra and into the bladder; (b) opening the retrieval pouch in the bladder; (c) identifying a urolith transrectally, and placing the urolith into the opened retrieval pouch... Agent:

20140081288 - Ultrasound catheter devices and methods: Ultrasound catheter devices and methods provide enhanced disruption of blood vessel obstructions. Generally, an ultrasound catheter device includes an elongate flexible catheter body with one or more lumens, an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the catheter body lumen and a distal head coupled with the transmission member and positioned... Agent: Flowcardia, Inc.

20140081289 - Lead removal sleeve: Methods and systems for removing an object, such as a lead, from formed tissue are provided. Specifically, a lead removal sleeve is configured to engage patient formed tissue at a dilation engagement point. The lead removal sleeve is configured to dilate the formed tissue around a lead, while providing an... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140081291 - Comprehensive medical system for magnetic navigation: For an improved use even with medical imaging a comprehensive medical system for magnetic navigation of an object with a magnetic element within a human body is provided, having a magnet apparatus for generating a variable magnetic field in the region of the object, wherein the magnet apparatus has a... Agent:

20140081292 - Robotic catheter system and methods: The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. The flexible guide instrument comprises... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20140081290 - Robotically controlled catheter and method of its calibration: A method of calibrating a robotic device, such as a cardiac catheter, includes oscillating the device on an actuation axis by applying an oscillation vector at an oscillation frequency. While oscillating, a location of the device is periodically measured to generate a plurality of location data points, which may express... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140081293 - Endolumenal restriction method and apparatus: An apparatus and method for non-surgically creating a restriction in a tissue is provided where a binding mechanism is inserted into the tissue. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for creating a stoma of a variable and reproducible size in a hollow organ.... Agent: Ohio State Innovation Foundation

20140081294 - Ligator and method of use: A ligating apparatus and method. One embodiment includes a barrel-shaped ligator attached to the penetrating end of a structure, such as an endoscope, and cord pulling assembly at the opposed end of the structure. In the case of use with an endoscope, a pullable cord is wound on the cord... Agent:

20140081295 - Microadhesive mesh and sutures: An adhesive surface comprises at least a nanoparticle coating, a metallic coating, or a fiber with a micro/nano patterned topology. The adhesive surface is adhesive to tissue in a living body. The nanoparticle coating may be metallic. In some embodiments, the adhesive surface constitutes one or more elements of a... Agent:

20140081296 - Spacer fabric mesh for use in tissue engineering applications: an intermediate layer comprising a plurality of interconnecting fibers which extend between, and connect, said bottom layer and said top layer, wherein said interconnecting fibers have sufficient resilience and stiffness to keep said bottom layer and said top layer separated when pressure is applied to at least one of said... Agent:

20140081297 - Biodegradable nerve guides: The present invention is directed to the compositions and methods of preparing hydrogel-grafted nerve guides for peripheral nerve regeneration. Particularly, the present invention describes the nerve guides and methods for preparation of hydrogel-grafted nerve guides with encapsulated neurotrophic factors and a nanofiber mesh lining the inner surface of the guide.... Agent:

20140081298 - Rotational atherectomy device with a system of eccentric abrading heads: The invention provides a rotational atherectomy device having, in various embodiments, a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with a system of eccentric abrading heads attached thereto. At least part of the eccentric enlarged abrading heads in the system have a tissue removing surface—the abrading heads may be at least partially... Agent: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20140081302 - Method for ablating body tissue: A cardiac ablation method including the following steps: inserting a treatment catheter into an atrium of a heart, the treatment catheter including an ultrasound emitter; positioning the ultrasound emitter to face heart tissue within the left atrium outside of a pulmonary vein; emitting ultrasound energy from the ultrasound emitter while... Agent: Vytronus, Inc.

20140081299 - Micromachined ultrasonic scalpel with embedded piezoelectric actuator: An ultrasonic core including a longitudinally elongated, generally planar waveguide defining an aperture extending from a first side of the waveguide toward a medial plane of the waveguide, and having a transducer element sized and shaped so as to substantially conform to the size and shape of the aperture and... Agent:

20140081301 - Nerve modulation system: Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include a first elongate element having a distal end and a proximal end and having at least one nerve modulation element disposed adjacent the distal end. The nerve modulation element may be positioned or moveable to target a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140081300 - Therapeutic probe for treating tissue using focused intersecting ultrasonic waves: each curve segment (s1) has an acoustic axis (a) intersecting the axis of symmetry (S) or the plane of symmetry (A1) between the first focal area (Z1) and the emission surface (8), the acoustic axes (a) being spaced apart from each other such that the beams from the emission surface... Agent:

20140081303 - Tissue slitting methods and systems: Methods and systems for separating an object, such as a lead, from formed tissue are provided. Specifically, a tissue slitting device is configured to engage patient formed tissue at a slitting engagement point. While the object is subjected to a first traction force, the tissue slitting device is caused to... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140081304 - Tissue slitting methods and systems: Methods and systems for separating an object, such as a lead, from formed tissue are provided. Specifically, a tissue slitting device is configured to engage patient formed tissue at a slitting engagement point. While the object is subjected to a first traction force, the tissue slitting device is caused to... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140081305 - Hollow organ coring tool with collapsing anvil and method of use: A coring tool for creating a hole in a body vessel or hollow organ. The coring tool includes an expandable anvil against which the cutter can be advanced following passage of the collapsed anvil through the tissue to be excised and subsequent expansion of the anvil.... Agent: Indian Wells Medical, Inc.

20140081307 - Medical instrument with suction: Surgical instruments for dissection and retraction, providing suction to remove fluids, smoke and debris at the site of a surgical procedure. A surgical dissector/retractor having a handle and head with a suction channel passing within the dissector/retractor. The dissector/retractor includes a smooth leading edge and a suction port on a... Agent:

20140081306 - Tissue slitting methods and systems: Methods and systems for separating an object, such as a lead, from formed tissue are provided. Specifically, a tissue slitting device is configured to engage patient formed tissue at a slitting engagement point. While the object is subjected to a first traction force, the tissue slitting device is caused to... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140081308 - Pulmonary occlusal stent delivery catheter, loading system and methods of use: Methods, systems and devices are provided for performing lung volume reduction in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or other conditions where isolation of a lung segment or reduction of lung volume is desired. The methods are minimally invasive with instruments being introduced through the mouth (endotracheally) and rely... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation

20140081309 - System and method for image-guided arthroscopy: Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical diagnoses and interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies comprising one or more imaging devices, and one or more remote retraction and distraction devices. Retraction and distraction devices, such as balloons, mechanical retraction members, and/or trocar screw geometries may be utilized to access,... Agent: Reprise Technologies, LLC

20140081310 - Robust multi-layer balloon: A multilayer balloon catheter is formed to have an inner layer and an outer layer, where the outer layer is adapted to resist shredding and premature rupture. The outer layer is formed of a material having a glass transition temperature that is lower than the transition or melting temperature of... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20140081311 - Device for protecting hemorrhoids: A device and system for reducing pain, bleeding and/or distension of hemorrhoids during defecation is provided.... Agent: Relief Therapies, Inc.

20140081312 - Torque mechanism actuated bioabsorbable vascular closure device: The spiral incision forms a helically coiled strip between the proximal and distal ends of the spiral incision. The helically coiled strip varies in width from the proximal end of the spiral incision to the distal end of the spiral incision and has a narrowest portion. The helically coiled strip... Agent:

20140081313 - Embolic coils and related components, systems, and methods: Embolic coils, and related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.... Agent:

20140081314 - Method and apparatus for delivering an implant without bias to a left atrial appendage: An implant delivery system, comprising: an implantable device comprising a plurality of supports extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the supports being moveable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, a proximal guide tube at the proximal end of the supports extending toward the distal end,... Agent:

20140081315 - Multi-layer filtration device: A filter device assembly and a method of using such a device to capture and remove embolic material from a body lumen or blood vessel is provided. The filter device assembly generally comprises a structure having a collapsed state and an expanded state with first, second, and optionally N additional... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140081316 - Removable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit: A blood filter includes a hub, a plurality of legs, and a plurality of arms. Each of the legs includes a hook at a distal end thereof, a first linear segment extending substantially parallel to a hub longitudinal axis, a second linear segment extending obliquely with respect to the longitudinal... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140081317 - Removable medical device implantable in blood vessels, particularly in the thoracic aorta with aneurysm: b

20140081318 - Tissue closure devices, device and systems for delivery, kits and methods therefor: The present invention relates to tissue closure devices, devices and systems for delivery, kits and methods therefor. The tissue closure devices can achieve tissue closure in lieu of compression and can be configured to be quickly deployable by an introducer or from outside the body.... Agent: Cardiovascular Technologies, Inc

20140081319 - Implantable biodegradable wound closure device.: A biodegradable device for maintaining the alignment of the edges of a trocar defect, consisting of two bases joined by a connector, a first base to be positioned below the defect and a second base above. The first base has a threaded hole from its upper surface but not through... Agent: Strategic Capital LLC

20140081320 - Suture leader: Methods and devices are provided for securing tissue to bone. In general, a suture leader can have leading and trailing ends, and an inner passageway configured to receive a strand of suture therein. More specifically, the trailing end of the leader can be configured to receive the strand of suture... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081321 - Barbed sutures having contoured barbs that facilitate passage through tissue and increase holding strength: A wound closure device includes a filamentary element having a proximal end and a distal end, and a plurality of barbs extending outwardly from the filamentary element. Each barb has a base connected with the filamentary element, a tip spaced from the base, and an outer edge that extends between... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140081322 - Methods and devices for threading sutures: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring suture to bone. In one embodiment, an elongate weave of fibers can be provided having a first portion with a first pick count and a second portion with a second pick count that is greater than the first pick count. The first portion... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081323 - Anti-backup suture anchor: Devices and methods are provided herein that generally involve suture anchors having one or more anti-backup features configured to resist or prevent backward movement of a suture that is pulled through the suture anchor. In some embodiments, the suture anchor can be configured to permit a suture to slide freely... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081324 - Anti-backup suture anchor: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. One exemplary embodiment of a device includes an anchor, a repair filament, and a connecting filament that is coupled to the repair filament, is in contact with the anchor's distal end, and is effective to connect the repair... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081327 - Flat suture anchor: A suture anchor for anchoring a suture to a bone, including a distal end having a bifurcated tip, in which the bifurcated tip defines a suture-engaging slot, a proximal end, a longitudinal axis between the distal end and the proximal end, and two substantially flat surfaces extending between the distal... Agent:

20140081325 - Self-cinching suture anchors, systems, and methods: Various self-cinching suture anchors, self-cinching suture anchor systems, and methods of use are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a suture anchor is provided that includes an outer member and an inner member configured to be received within the outer member. The inner and outer members can define a gap that... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081328 - System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone: Methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone are disclosed herein. A bone anchor is described that comprises a base and a top such that suture material may be compressed between surfaces on the base and top to secure the suture to the anchor.... Agent: Kfx Medical Corporation

20140081326 - Thread-fixing tool: A thread-fixing tool includes a first member in which a lumen opened at an end surface through which a suture thread is inserted, and a communication path having a first end opened at the end surface and a second end in communication with an intermediate portion of the lumen are... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140081329 - Tissue anchor applicator: A tissue anchor applicator includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members. The first jaw member includes a pair of spaced-apart arms configured to releasably retain a fastening member thereon. The second jaw member is configured for releasably retaining an anchor member thereon. One (or both) of... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140081330 - Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantationmethods: Modular spinal prosthesis having one of both of adaptable and configurable components are provided. The modular spinal prosthesis described herein provide an artificial articular configuration to replace damaged, worn or otherwise removed spinal facet elements. The prosthesis can include a crossbar having first and second ends. A first caudal prosthesis... Agent:

20140081332 - Spacer insertion instrument: A percutaneous and minimally invasive instrument for inserting an interspinous process spacer into a patient is disclosed. The insertion instrument includes a first assembly connected to a handle assembly. The first assembly includes an inner shaft located inside an outer shaft and configured for relative translational motion with respect to... Agent: Vertiflex, Inc.

20140081331 - Spinous process fixation system and methods thereof: An implantable device may comprise a barrel, the barrel having an upper portion and a lower portion. The barrel may be configured to transition from a collapsed form having a first height to an expanded form having a second height and wherein the second height is greater than the first... Agent:

20140081333 - Dynamic stabilization medical implant assembles and methods: Bone screw assemblies include longitudinal connecting members that provide for dynamic stabilization, some including non-uniform portions that are configured to flex, contract or expand. Composite longitudinal connecting members include longitudinal segments made from different materials having different flexibilities. Polyaxial bone screw assemblies include change-out receivers for cooperating with replacement longitudinal... Agent:

20140081335 - Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture: A convex spinal fusion interbody space device includes spaced apart superior and inferior abutment surfaces which are effectively medially convex. The peak of such convexity is displaced anteriorly of a central plane through the device. The spacer device has a height which is greater than the width of the device.... Agent:

20140081334 - Splay control closure for open bone anchor: Open implant closure structures include a helically wound guide and advancement flange form having splay control surfaces. Multi-start closures and closures with inner set screws have splay control contours for interlocking with cooperating flange forms of bone anchor receivers. Flange form heights, thicknesses and other geometry, such as splay control... Agent:

20140081336 - Method and device for correcting bone deformities: The present invention is a method and device for the correction and reduction of bone deformities, such as metatarsus primus adductus, using a plate body with winged buttresses and dorsal loop. The method and device can be affixed to a bone without any drilling or violating of the bone and... Agent: Fastforward Surgical Inc.

20140081337 - Sternal plate type sternal closure comprising an integral severing site member: The invention relates to a sternal closure for closing a cleft in a sternum, wherein in each of a first and a second securing area at least one hole is provided for receiving bone screws, the two securing areas being adapted to be screwed on each side of the cleft,... Agent:

20140081339 - Anchor having a controlled driver orientation: The present disclosure relates to an interference screw having a body with a proximal end, distal end, and longitudinal axis extending between thereinbetween. The screw further includes threads for fixing the screw into bone. The screw further includes a through bore defined by the body. The through bore extends between... Agent:

20140081338 - Bone screw: A bone screw is created, with a thread section (1) with a tip (6) at a first end and a head (8) for engaging with a screwdriver at the opposite second end, which serves as traction element to connect shattered or split off parts of bones to one another. So... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140081340 - Apparatus and method for sternal closure: The present disclosure provides a sternal closure fixation device. The fixation device includes a first sternum implant disposable within an interior cavity of a first half of a severed sternum such that the first implant contacts opposing anterior and posterior faces of the cavity. The fixation device additionally includes, a... Agent: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri

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