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US20130267824 NAVIGABLE TISSUE TREATMENT TOOLS  
Tools for accessing tissue are described for use with a locatable guide of a navigation system. In preferred embodiments, said tools are attachable to a distal tip of a locatable guide, such that...
US20110152610 INTRALUMENAL ACCESSORY TIP FOR ENDOSCOPIC SHEATH ARRANGEMENTS  
An intralumenal accessory tip for use with an inner sheath assembly during initial insertion of the inner sheath into a patient. The intralumenal accessory tip is removably attachable to the...
US20140323802 Methods and Systems for Improving the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer  
A method for improving the prevention of colorectal cancer in a patient, comprising: conducting a colonoscopy which includes a first medical professional navigating a colonoscope in a colon of the...
US20130023729 AIRWAY CLEANING AND VISUALIZATION  
Systems, methods, and devices for facilitating insertion of an endotracheal tube and/or for verifying the position of the endotracheal tube within an airway of a patient with respect to an...
US20110071347 CANNULA MOUNTING FIXTURE  
A robotic surgical system is configured with rigid, curved cannulas that extend through the same opening into a patient's body. Surgical instruments with passively flexible shafts extend through...
US20150012021 FREELY-ROTATING MINIMALLY-INVASIVE MEDICAL TOOL  
The disclosure concerns a minimally-invasive medical instrument with a rotatable inner shaft mounting a medical tool. The medical tool may be, for example, a forceps, a grasper, a cutter or other...
US20110245599 Surgical Handpiece For Endoscopic Resection  
The present disclosure relates to a surgical handpiece including an insert removably coupled to the handpiece, wherein the insert is configured to allow aspiration of fluid and tissue through the...
US20140024893 Feeding Tube System with Imaging Assembly and Console  
A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The...
US20140288366 ENDOSCOPIC SYSTEM  
When light reflected off a treatment tool and light reflected off an organ during in vivo observation are equal in brightness and wavelength, both the treatment tool and organ appear clear with an...
US20110040145 SURGICAL ADAPTER  
A surgical system is provided that includes a device body that has a working channel providing a pathway for an instrument, an extension adjuster engaged with the device body, the extension...
US20130102887 Minimally Invasive Lung Volume Reduction Devices, Methods, and Systems  
A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed...
US20130184523 INSTRUMENT TIP HAVING WIRE RETENTION SLOT  
An instrument tip includes a wire retention chamber extending in a width direction of the tip and open at the sides of a tip, the wire retention chamber configured to removably retain a wire...
US20120165604 ENDOLUMINAL FOLD CREATION  
Devices and methods are provided for forming one or more plications in the walls of a body cavity. In particular, endoscopic devices and methods are provided for forming and/or securing...
US20150209024 MULTI-LUMEN-CATHETER RETRACTOR SYSTEM FOR A MINIMALLY-INVASIVE, OPERATIVE GASTROINTESTINAL TREATMENT  
Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic...
US20150257637 GENTLE HEMORRHOID TREATMENT OFFERING A SUBSTANTIALLY PAINLESS HEALING  
The teachings provided herein are directed to a methods and devices for treating a hemorrhoid in a subject in a manner that produces substantially less post-procedural pain in the subject, the...
US20140128670 GENTLE HEMORRHOID TREATMENT OFFERING A SUBSTANTIALLY PAINLESS HEALING  
The teachings provided herein are directed to a methods and devices for treating a hemorrhoid in a subject in a manner that produces substantially less post-procedural pain in the subject, the...
US20120316391 DISPOSABLE SHEATH  
A sheath for a medical instrument may include an elongate body extending from a proximal end to a distal face, and a first hollow lumen extending from a first end proximate the proximal end to a...
US20150065794 CANNULA  
The present invention relates to an improved cannula that enables a plurality of applications to such as tools to be utilised through a single cannula. According to the present invention there is...
US20140303436 Integrated Delivery and Visualization Tool for a Neuromodulation System  
Methods and apparatus for delivering a neurostimulator to a target tissue are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a delivery tool comprising a handle portion, an...
US20130178701 Integrated Delivery and Visualization Tool for a Neuromodulation System  
Methods and apparatus for delivering a neurostimulator to a target tissue are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a delivery tool comprising a handle portion, an...
US20140066706 IN-VIVO VISUALIZATION SYSTEM  
Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and reusable components, such as catheters, functional...
US20120053404 Devices and Methods for Inserting a Sinus Dilator  
Devices that are adapted to insert a sinus dilator into a stenotic opening of a paranasal sinus in a subject patient using minimally invasive insertion procedures are provided. The devices and...
US20120035249 Targeted Mucosal Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes  
A technique for treating obesity, diabetes, and other endocrinological disorders by removal of the omentum by endoscopic and oral approaches is described herein. The removal of the omentum...
US20130338433 RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC INSTRUMENTATION  
A robotic system and method are provided. The robotic system includes a continuum robot, an actuation unit, and a flexible positioning shaft. The continuum robot is configured to perform minimally...
US20110264005 BRONCHOSCOPY OXYGENATION SYSTEM  
A bronchoscopy oxygenation system may be used to permit the introduction of oxygen (or other gaseous substance) through a bronchoscopy device while also permitting various interventional...
US20140073853 Catheter With Imaging Assembly With Placement Aid And Related Methods Therefor  
A feeding tube assembly having a feeding tube, an imaging assembly having a rigid axis and a bending axis transversely oriented relative to the rigid axis is disclosed. The imaging assembly can be...
US20140039323 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING DISEASE  
A method and system for diagnosing and treating infection or disease, in which an individual takes a photograph of an infected or diseased area of a body using a camera connected to a...
US20150051495 Method for surgically removing a tumor from a woman's breast  
A method for surgically removing a tumor from a woman's breast is provided. The method can include inserting an optical trocar having a working channel and a transparent tip through a skin...
US20110166417 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REPAIR OF DEGENERATIVE CARTILAGE  
The present invention relates, in general to methods for treating degenerative cartilage in an individual comprising administering a composition that increases bone morphogenic protein (BMP)...
US20120330098 WORKING INSERT FOR AN ENDOSCOPIC HOLLOW SHANK INSTRUMENT  
A working insert for an endoscopic hollow shank instrument includes a shank, on whose outer side is arranged a monopolar working electrode axially displaceable relative to the shank. The working...
US20130245369 LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE OCCLUSION SYSTEMS  
A left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion system and a method for occluding the LAA are disclosed. The LAA occlusion plug includes at least two expandable materials having shrunken and swollen...
US20150148595 Method of Placing a Drainage Catheter System  
The present disclosure describes a single incision method of placing a drainage catheter in the peritoneal cavity.
US20140180003 Sub-Xiphoid Ablation Clamp and Method of Sub-Xiphoid Ablation  
Device and method for sub-xiphoid ablation of patient tissue. A sub-xiphoid access clamp has a handle, an elongate neck coupled to the handle and first and second opposing jaws. The first and...
US20130324795 THREE-DIMENSIONAL RETRACTOR  
A retractor including an excluding portion having an obtuse distal end, an introduction portion extending from the excluding portion, and a handle portion provided at a proximal end of the...
US20140142379 INSTRUMENT SET FOR TREATING STENOSES OF THE SPINAL CANAL  
An instrument set for the microinvasive treatment of stenoses of the spinal canal and/or other constrictions of the spinal canal, comprising a microinvasive access tube (1) having a distal end...
US20130296647 DELIVERY DEVICES WITH COOLABLE ENERGY EMITTING ASSEMBLIES  
Systems, delivery devices, and methods to treat to ablate, damage, or otherwise affect tissue. The treatment systems are capable of delivering a coolable ablation assembly that ablates targeted...
US20130303847 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MAGNETICALLY ACTUATE A CAPSULE ENDOSCOPIC ROBOT FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT  
Present invention describes a swallowable device with a soft, compliant exterior, whose shape can be changed through the use of magnetic fields, and which can be locomoted in a rolling motion...
US20130144118 SUBSTAINTIALLY RIGID AND STABLE ENDOLUMINAL SURGICAL SUITE FOR TREATING A GASTROINTESTINAL LESION  
Exemplary embodiments of devices and method for affecting at least one anatomical tissue can be provided. A configuration can be provided that includes a structure which is expandable (i) having...
US20130012772 RESECTOR BALLOON SYSTEM  
A resector balloon system is disclosed generally comprising a catheter with at least one balloon having an outer wall with a resecting, non-slip surface for resecting unwanted biological material,...
US20110040170 ENDOSCOPIC IMAGING PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE  
The invention provides an endoscopic imaging photodynamic therapy system (EIPS) for focused tissue ablation by illumination of a photosensitizer drug in a target tissue, said system comprising an...
US20140235942 MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INTERNAL HEALING AND ANTIMICROBIAL PURPOSES  
Process and device for directly medicinally treating interior tissue during or after intubation of a patient by passing medicinal radiant energy transversely through the intubation device to...
US20120029278 Implant placement device, coupling support, and endoscopic treatment tool  
An implant placement device includes a sheath; a long-axis member having an opening on a distal end side, movable along an axis, and a lumen communicating with the opening; a stylet movable in the...
US20140107204 METHOD OF ADMINISTERING ETHANOLAMINE 9-OCTADECANOIC ACID VIA INJECTION TO THE STOMACH OF A HUMAN  
The present invention provides for a method that includes safely administering via injection ethanolamine and 9-octadecanoic acid, a pharmaceutically acceptable thereof, or a pharmaceutical...
US20130245371 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CORONARY SINUS ACCESS  
Apparatus and methods for locating features within a body cavity using a catheter including proximal and distal ends, a transparent balloon carried on the distal end, and an optical imaging...
US20110040144 Method and apparatus for weight control by olfactory nerve ablation  
Methods and apparatus are described for diet and weight loss control by altering the senses of smell and taste. Olfactory nerves are ablated in a localized area at the top of the nasal cavity,...
US20100298637 SUTURE WITH A POINTED END AND AN ANCHOR END AND WITH EQUALLY SPACED TISSUE GRASPING PROTRUSIONS LOCATED AT SUCCESSIVE AXIAL LOCATIONS  
A tissue connector has a first pointed end, an anchor end, a body with a periphery and a plurality of protrusions projecting from said periphery of said body. The plurality of protrusions are...
US20120053485 Catheter Having Needle And Expandable Support Member And Methods Of Use  
A catheter includes a catheter shaft, an expandable member coupled to an outer surface of the catheter shaft, and a needle having a distal end portion disposed on an outer side of the catheter...
US20140330074 SHAPEABLE GUIDE CATHETERS AND RELATED METHODS  
Shapeable guide catheters and methods for manufacturing and using such shapeable guide catheters. In one embodiment, the shapeable guide catheter comprises a tubular member having a shapeable...
US20120010463 INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY MANIPULATING A TISSUE STRUCTURE  
A retractor and a surgical tool are posittioned within a cannula, and a dissection cradle of the retractor is positioned at the distal end of the cannula. The retractor includes a dissection...
US20120149978 DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR LUNG TREATMENT  
Devices, systems, and methods for measuring the diameter of an airway in a human or animal subject are disclosed. The device comprises a flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal...