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US20150105791 LAPAROSCOPIC DEVICE  
A medical instrument includes a tubular cutter extending along an axis and having a windowed outer sleeve and a moveable inner cutting sleeve. An ultrasound transducer is operatively coupled to...
US20150190193 NON-INVASIVE AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE DENERVATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME  
A system and method can be used to denervate at least a portion of a bronchial tree. An energy emitter of an instrument is percutaneously delivered to a treatment site and outputs energy to damage...
US20150164532 CLAMP ARM FEATURES FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
A surgical apparatus includes an end effector having an ultrasonic blade, a clamp arm, and a clamp pad. The end effector applies ultrasonic energy at the blade. The clamp arm pivots relative to...
US20140330298 CLAMP ARM FEATURES FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
A surgical apparatus comprises a body, an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, and an end effector. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to convert...
US20140277031 Ultrasonic Catheter for Renal Denervation  
Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed to a...
US20120259325 Laparoscopic Instrument with Attachable Energy End Effector  
A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft defining a longitudinal axis. The shaft comprises a distal end and a proximal end. An arm medially deflectable and comprises a mating feature. An...
US20130096592 METHOD FOR ABLATING BODY TISSUE  
A tissue ablation system for treating fibrillation in a patient comprises a steerable interventional catheter having an energy source that emits a beam of energy to ablate tissue thereby creating...
US20130211436 TREATMENT OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA UTILIZING ULTRASOUND  
A noninvasive or minimally invasive treatment of cardiac arrhythmia such as supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, specifically atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, by treating...
US20130226208 ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a transducer and an end effector. The transducer may be configured to provide vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined...
US20130116677 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDERS  
An endoscopic procedure for the parasympathetic and sympathetic denervation of the nerves of the ovaries and uterus for management of endocrine dysphoric disorders. The tissues of selected...
US20130066350 TREATMENT PLANNING FOR DEEP-BRAIN NEUROMODULATION  
Disclosed are methods and systems for treatment planning for deep brain or superficial neuromodulation using ultrasound and other treatment modalities impacting one or multiple points in a neural...
US20100298851 COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR ATTACHING TOOLS TO ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
An ultrasonic surgical instrument that has a waveguide that protrudes distally from the handpiece and a surgical tool that is configured to be coupled to the waveguide. The waveguide may have a...
US20150100075 ENERGY BASED HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT  
A method and system for energy-based (e.g., ultrasound treatment and/or other modalities) of sweat glands are provided. An exemplary method and system for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be...
US20130310863 ENERGY BASED HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT  
A method and system for energy-based (e.g., ultrasound treatment and/or other modalities) of sweat glands are provided. An exemplary method and system for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be...
US20140005702 ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH DISTALLY POSITIONED TRANSDUCERS  
Various embodiments are direct to a surgical instrument comprising and end effector, an articulating shaft and an ultrasonic transducer assembly. The end effector may comprise an ultrasonic blade....
US20120101512 DEBRIDEMENT HAND TOOL  
The disclosed embodiments include tools for aiding a user in debriding necrotic tissue. For example, in one embodiment, a debridement tool is disclosed that includes a housing having an interior...
US20140277033 ULTRASOUND-BASED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEM  
A neuromodulation system including a catheter having a balloon along its distal end is disclosed in several embodiments. An ultrasound transducer positioned within an interior of the balloon can...
US20130096594 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF ENERGY TO TISSUE WHILE COMPENSATING FOR COLLATERAL TISSUE  
A tissue ablation method for treating atrial fibrillation in a patient comprises locating an ostium of a pulmonary vein and positioning an interventional catheter adjacent the ostium. The...
US20130103064 INTEGRATED ABLATION AND MAPPING SYSTEM  
A system for ablating and mapping tissue comprises a stand alone tissue ablation system adapted to ablate the tissue, and a stand alone cardiac mapping system adapted to map the tissue. The...
US20150245849 Mechanism for Assembly of Ultrasonic Instrument  
An ultrasonic clamp coagulator system that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures. An elongated portion of the instrument can be...
US20130338691 Mechanism for Assembly of Ultrasonic Instrument  
An ultrasonic clamp coagulator system that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures. An elongated portion of the instrument can be...
US20120253373 Mechanism for Assembly of Ultrasonic Instrument  
An ultrasonic clamp coagulator system that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures. An elongated portion of the instrument can be...
US20110004149 PHACOEMULSIFICATION HOOK TIP  
In various embodiments, a phacoemulsification cutting tip with a straight shaft and an angled portion off of the straight shaft may include a hook on the angled portion to move an axis of rotation...
US20140025098 DEVICE FOR OCULAR ULTRASOUND THERAPY HAVING A REFLECTOR  
The present invention relates to a device for treating an ocular pathology, including a ring (1) comprising a proximal end intended to be in contact with an eye of a patient, and a distal end...
US20150250495 CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR ULTRASONICALLY POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for controlling a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise an ultrasonic transducer, a blade...
US20150066007 NEUROMODULATION CATHETERS WITH NERVE MONITORING FEATURES FOR TRANSMITTING DIGITAL NEURAL SIGNALS AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Neuromodulation catheters with nerve monitoring features for transmitting digital neural signals and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A neuromodulation catheter configured in...
US20150223866 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ABLATION OF THE RENAL PELVIS  
Apparatus, systems, and methods provide access to the renal pelvis of a kidney to treat renal nerves embedded in tissue surrounding the renal pelvis. Access to the renal pelvis may be via the...
US20130245657 Battery Assembly for Battery-Powered Surgical Instruments  
A battery assembly for use in a number of battery-powered, cordless ultrasonic surgical instruments with handles having a battery chamber and coupled to different ultrasonic waveguide types,...
US20140155922 THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND SYSTEM  
An ultrasound system has a catheter including an elongate flexible catheter body having at least one lumen extending longitudinally therethrough. The catheter further includes an ultrasound...
US20150165243 System and Method for Treating Cartilage and Injuries to Joints and Connective Tissue  
Various embodiments provide systems and methods of treating damaged cartilage injuries to joints and connective tissue. Methods and systems useful for permanent relief of pain in joints are also...
US20150148830 FEATURES FOR COUPLING SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SHAFT ASSEMBLY WITH INSTRUMENT BODY  
A surgical apparatus comprises a body assembly, an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft assembly, a motor, and a locking feature. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to convert electrical power into...
US20110196286 ULTRASONICALLY POWERED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ROTATING CUTTING IMPLEMENT  
In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a handpiece housing that rotatably supports an ultrasonic transducer assembly therein...
US20150080924 ARTICULATION FEATURES FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
A surgical apparatus comprises a body, an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The ultrasonic...
US20150182249 LOADING FEATURES FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, a transducer assembly, and a loading assembly. The end effector is coupled with a distal end of the shaft assembly. The...
US20110178542 Cordless Hand-Held Ultrasonic Cautery Cutting Device  
An ultrasonic surgical assembly includes an ultrasonic transducer operable to convert a received motional voltage into a movement of a cutting blade of an ultrasonic waveguide, a motional feedback...
US20140005703 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATING SHAFTS  
Various embodiments are directed to articulatable surgical instruments. Some embodiments comprise an end effector to treat tissue, where the end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade. A hollow...
US20140148635 METHODS FOR TREATING AIRWAYS  
This relates to treating airways in a lung to decrease asthmatic symptoms. The also includes steps of measuring a parameter of an airway at a plurality of locations in a lung, identifying at least...
US20140316396 METHODS AND DEVICES TO TREAT NASAL AIRWAYS  
Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical...
US20140081302 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...
US20140200601 CURVED CLAMP ARM FOR USE WITH ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
The present invention relates to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to a curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments that have an ultrasonically...
US20130289594 CURVED CLAMP ARM FOR USE WITH ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
The present invention relates to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to a curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments that have an ultrasonically...
US20110184446 CURVED CLAMP ARM FOR USE WITH ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS  
The present invention relates to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to a curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments that have an ultrasonically...
US20150142032 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ACTIVE ELEMENT AND SUCTION CAGE  
A surgical system comprises an end effector for operating on tissue and a screen positioned around the end effector. The screen is fluidly coupled with a suction source by a conduit such as a...
US20110301628 TECHNIQUES FOR USE WITH A NAIL PENETRATION DEVICE  
Apparatus and methods are described for cutting a hole in a nail of a subject. The apparatus includes an element having a nail-contacting cutting surface for contacting the subject's nail. A...
US20150142035 Devices, Systems, Methods and Kits for Performing Selective Dissection of Lung Tissue  
This invention relates to device, systems, kits and methods that enable selective dissection of lung tissue to remove diseased tissue from healthy tissue without damaging blood vessels or airways....
US20120165668 Systems and methods for treating acute and/or chronic injuries in soft tissue  
Various embodiments provide a method of treating fibrous soft tissue. The method can include the steps of targeting injured fibrous soft tissue located at or near an injury location; directing...
US20130178824 RENAL NERVE DENERVATION VIA THE RENAL PELVIS  
Apparatus, systems, and methods provide access to the renal pelvis of a kidney to treat renal nerves embedded in tissue surrounding the renal pelvis. Access to the renal pelvis may be via the...
US20120165848 System and method for treating cartilage  
Various embodiments provide systems and methods of treating damaged cartilage. In some embodiments, a method can include targeting the damaged cartilage in region of interest, directing...
US20140207164 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VASCULAR RE-ENTRY  
In a method for re-entry from extraluminal space into the central lumen of a vessel, a guidewire is advanced into the extraluminal space of the vessel, and then a directional catheter is advanced...
US20130345732 ULTRASONIC DEVICE FOR CUTTING AND COAGULATING  
An ultrasonic clamp coagulator assembly that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation, and fine dissection required in fine and delicate surgical procedures. The assembly includes a...