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9039602 Endoscope propelling device  
A propelling device includes a traveling body that rotates in a state of being brought into contact with an inner wall of an alimentary canal, an external cylinder around which the traveling body...
9039603 Propulsion apparatus and drive apparatus for endoscope  
A propulsion apparatus for an endoscope includes a propulsion assembly for mounting on a tip device of the endoscope, for propulsion in a body cavity. First and second wire devices are disposed to...
9033867 Self-propellable endoscopic apparatus and method  
A self propelled, endoscopic apparatus formed of a flexible, fluid-filled toroid and a motorized or powerable frame The apparatus may be used to advance a variety of accessory devices into...
8986195 Medical operation device  
A medical operation device is attachable to an insertion portion of a medical instrument for observation. The medical operation device includes: rotary cylinder rotatably disposed in device main...
8986244 Needleless delivery systems  
A method of treating a prostate condition, including the steps of providing a needleless injector that includes a body at a proximal end, an injection shaft extending from the body to a distal end...
8979884 Method and apparatus for stabilizing, straightening, expanding and/or flattening the side wall of a body lumen and/or body cavity so as to provide increased visualization of the same and/or increased access to the same, and/or for stabilizing instruments relative to the same  
The present invention comprises the provision and use of a novel endoscopic device which is capable of stabilizing, straightening, expanding and/or flattening the side wall of a body lumen and/or...
8961398 Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat  
Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, including methods and apparatus for dilating ostia, passageways and other anatomical structures,...
8958870 Therapy program modification  
A therapy program may be modified based on information indicative of a change in a therapy field, which may represent a region of a patient's tissue to which therapy is delivered. Upon receiving...
8956280 Apparatus and methods for placing leads using direct visualization  
An apparatus for imaging a body structure within a body cavity includes a catheter including proximal and distal ends, an imaging element on the distal end, and an extension extending distally...
8939895 Self-centralizing inflatable balloon  
An apparatus is presented for use with a biologically-compatible-fluid pressure source. The apparatus comprises an elongated carrier defining a fluid passageway and adapted to be inserted through...
8888686 Endoscope system for treatment of sinusitis  
An endoscope includes a substantially rigid shaft having a distal end and a proximal portion, the shaft having a first lumen and a second lumen separate from the first lumen, the second lumen...
8892182 Double balloon isolation catheters and methods therefor  
A system for examining a colon includes a catheter, such as a rectal catheter, having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the...
8870755 Rotate-to-advance catheterization system  
Apparatus comprising a tube sized to receive visualization apparatus; a deformable helical thread disposed on the exterior surface of the tube, the deformable helical thread (i) being...
8845518 Inflatable member for an endoscope sheath  
Apparatus and methods for attaching and forming enclosed inflatable members on an endoscope assembly with a disposable sheath are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a flexible and...
8821377 Laparoscopic surgery  
The present invention relates to a method of laparoscopic surgery, and a kit which could be used in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
8808232 Needleless delivery systems  
A needleless injector including a body including a fluid chamber; an outer shaft extending from an outer shaft proximal end to an outer shaft distal end, wherein the outer shaft includes an outer...
8777841 Rotate-to-advance catheterization system  
A method for visualizing the interior of a bodily passageway comprising providing a visualization system comprising a tube, visualization apparatus disposed within the tube, and a deformable...
8771174 Endoscope-equipped puncture balloon  
To provide a tool for safely and reliably securing a route for endermically approaching the interior of the body; more specifically, an endoscope-equipped puncture balloon that is designed to...
8758228 Endoscope system, endoscope system control program, and endoscope system control method  
An endoscope system includes an overtube (2) and an endoscope (1), where the overtube (2) is equipped with a shape-holding section (2b) capable of shape-holding and relaxing, a balloon (2a)...
8758227 Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath and method  
A removable, resilient atraumatic sheath for arthroscopic instruments. The sheath covers sharp edges on the arthroscopic instrument, particularly the distal tip of the rigid cannula, and thereby...
8758229 Axial visualization systems  
Axial visualization systems which utilize axially aligned imaging instruments for visualizing through an imaging hood purged of blood via a transparent fluid are described where an imaging element...
8747302 Laparoscopic instrument and trocar system and related surgical method  
Laparoscopic instruments and cannulas are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. Generally S-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the C-shaped...
8727970 Catheter including a bendable portion  
A catheter including a tube having at least one lumen, at least one elongate element, the at least one elongate element having a bendable portion at a predetermined bendable portion location...
8721526 Insertion assisting device and endoscope apparatus  
An insertion assisting device 60 has an insertion path 70 into which an insertion portion 12 of an endoscope 100 is inserted and has a substantially tubular shape. The insertion assisting device...
8721720 Dilator for inserting a voice prosthesis  
A dilator may include a substantially conical body having a tip portion at a proximal end and a base portion at a distal end thereof. A wire lock portion may be configured to lock a guide wire to...
8721534 Speculum assembly  
A speculum assembly includes a tubular shaped housing having a first open end, a second end open and a peripheral wall extending between the first and second ends. A tubular shaped bladder has an...
8690761 Minimal invasive neurosurgery assembly as well as a method for neurosurgery using such a neurosurgery assembly  
A minimal invasive neurosurgery assembly including a flush assembly having flush assembly main part with a central passage extending through the main part from the distal end to the proximal end...
8684911 Self-propelled endoscopic device  
An endoscopic device for autonomous locomotion through a selected body cavity in a predetermined direction, the device comprising a hollowed, cylindrical body that extends between two, preferably,...
8672835 Propellable apparatus and related methods  
Propellable apparatus, assemblies and related methods including a self-enclosed member are disclosed. The self-enclosed member can include an inner surface at least partially defining an enclosed...
8636651 Medical immobilization device and related methods of use  
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a medical device and methods of immobilizing and retrieving material from a body. The medical device, in an embodiment, includes an elongated member...
8602974 Gastrointestinal tool over guiding element  
Gastrointestinal apparatus (10) is provided, including a guiding element (16) and an inflatable mechanical device (96), adapted to pull the guiding element (16) through a colon of a patient. A...
8591399 Surgical method utilizing transluminal endoscope and instruments  
A method of transluminal surgery is provided, which utilizes an endoscopic surgery apparatus having pivotable arms attached by hinges on its distal end. The arms are interchangeable with arms of...
8568297 Propellable apparatus and related methods  
Propellable apparatus, assemblies and related methods including a self-enclosed member are disclosed. The self-enclosed member can include an inner surface at least partially defining an enclosed...
8568298 Propellable apparatus and related methods  
Propellable apparatus, assemblies and related methods including a self-enclosed member are disclosed. The self-enclosed member can include an inner surface at least partially defining an enclosed...
8550985 Applications of LIPSS in polymer medical devices  
Medical devices have material that that has a laser induced periodic surface structure (LIPSS) pattern on at least a portion thereof. The LIPSS pattern is provided by exposing a material surface...
8550986 Propellable apparatus with active size changing ability  
A propellable apparatus comprises one or more rotatable membranes. The rotatable membranes include an inner surface at least partially defining an encircled region and a continuous outer surface...
8540621 Medical retainer and medical operation using the same  
A medical retainer is provided capable of independently controlling supplying air and water to a hollow organ like a stomach and a lumen of a small intestine. The medical retainer for sealing a...
8523762 Endoscope system, endoscope, supporting member, and method of using endoscope system  
An endoscope system includes: an endoscope including an elongated insertion portion provided with a bendable bending portion, the insertion portion being inserted into a duodenum; and a first...
8491472 Methods and systems for submucosal implantation of a device for diagnosis and treatment with a therapeutic agent  
Instruments, systems, implants, and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include a safe access...
8486100 Guide tube having balloons for puncture  
To provide a guide tube equipped with a balloon for puncture, devised to ensure a deeper level of puncture when the balloon is punctured with a puncture needle, in order to safely and reliably...
8480569 Flexible endoscope system and functionality  
An enhanced flexibility auxiliary endoscope assembly for use with an endoscope, the assembly including at least one flexible elongate element and a flexible sleeve having a first lumen for...
8460178 Method and system for minimizing leakage of a distending medium during endoscopic procedures  
A system for minimizing leakage of fluid distending media by the sides of the endoscopic instrument in endoscopic procedures such as arthroscopy, hysteroscopy or laparoscopy. A double-wall...
8460179 Balloon unit for endoscope apparatus  
The present invention provides a balloon unit for an endoscope apparatus comprising: a balloon for an endoscope apparatus having an opening formed in a cylindrical shape in which an insert part of...
8439824 Apparatus and methods for coronary sinus access  
Apparatus and methods for locating morphological features within a body cavity using a catheter including proximal and distal ends, a transparent balloon carried on the distal end, and an optical...
8430809 Capsule for use in small intestine  
Apparatus for use in a body lumen is provided including an introducer tube configured to be advanced into a gastrointestinal tract of a subject. A guide member is coupled to a distal end of the...
8409078 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes: an insert portion having a bending portion for bending operation and a flexible soft portion connected to the proximal end of the bending portion; an inflatable/deflatable...
8409109 Rectal probe with disposable balloon assembly  
A reusable temperature sensing probe assembly comprises a temperature sensor strip extending from one end of a handle. The temperature sensor strip carries at least one temperature sensor for...
8403827 Endoscopic insertion aid, endoscopic system, and method of inserting insertion portion of endoscope into body cavity by use of endoscopic insertion aid  
An endoscopic insertion aid includes a tube member, a pipeline and a plurality of balloons. The tube member allows an insertion section of an endoscope to be inserted therethrough, and guides the...
8353817 Self-propellable apparatus and method  
A self propelled, endoscopic apparatus formed of a flexible, fluid-filled toroid and a motorized or powerable frame. The apparatus may be used to advance a variety of accessory devices into...
8343036 Flaccid tubular membrane and insertion appliance for surgical intubation  
A thin sheath of flexible, flaccid material is introduced through openings in the body of an animal or human patient to permit surgical tools or fluids to be inserted and removed, or debris...
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