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8137263 Articulating endoscope instrument  
An endoscopic surgical instrument is provided that includes a handle portion, an elongated middle portion, an articulating portion and a tool portion. The tool portion is steerable by control...
8133244 Medical instrument  
A medical instrument has a shaft. The shaft has an outer shaft and an inner shaft. The outer shaft encloses the inner shaft. The medical instrument further has an actuator for rotating the inner...
8123740 Robotic apparatus  
A robotic apparatus has eight actuators (M0-M7) and a linkage (LINK 0-LINK 5) that actuates an end effector. Three serial macro freedoms have large ranges of motion and inertias. Four serial micro...
8118805 Robot and manipulator  
A robot has a flexible power transmission member, an input rotation axis rotated by a power generation source, a driving link connected at both ends of the flexible power transmission member,...
8119121 Autologous adipose tissue implant with concentrated stem cells  
Cells present in processed lipoaspirate tissue are used to treat patients. Methods of treating patients include processing adipose tissue to deliver a concentrated amount of stem cells obtained...
8105580 Methods of using adipose derived stem cells to promote wound healing  
Cells present in adipose tissue are used to promote wound healing in a patient. Methods of treating patients include processing adipose tissue to deliver a concentrated amount of regenerative...
8105320 Methods for replaceable end-effector cartridges  
In one embodiment of the invention, a replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge is provided to couple to a mechanical wrist of a surgical instrument for a robotic surgical system. The...
8105319 Hand-actuated articulating surgical tool  
A double cylinder system is disclosed, comprising at least one controller being adapted to transmit hydraulic control signals; at least one slave being in fluid communication with the controller...
8105338 Sterile surgical adaptor  
A sterile adaptor, a sterile drape with the integrated sterile adaptor, and a telerobotic surgical system including the sterile drape with a drape interface are provided. The adaptor, drape, and...
8100921 Methods for reducing gastric volume  
The present invention involves new interventional methods for reducing gastric volume, and thereby treating obesity. The procedures are generally performed laparoscopically and may generally be...
8100891 Medical appliance with magnetic adjustment apparatus  
A medical appliance with an adjustment apparatus, such that cleaning of the medical appliance, constructed with the adjustment apparatus, can be carried out reliably and simply. The medical...
8100133 Indicator for tool state and communication in multi-arm robotic telesurgery and method of use  
Medical and/or robotic devices, systems and methods can provide an indicator associated with each manipulator assembly of a multi-arm telerobotic or telesurgical system. The exemplary indicator...
8092507 Interstitial energy treatment probe holders  
An interstitial laser energy treatment apparatus having co-acting movable probe holders which facilitate positioning of a laser probe and thermal probe in different positions relative to a tissue...
8088153 Medical equipment for coronary artery disease  
The present invention relates to a low cost treatment device for coronary artery disease. The treatment device for coronary artery disease comprises a photonic glove, a heart-board, and a machine...
8080004 Laparoscopic surgical instrument  
A laparoscopic surgical instrument configured to be ergonomic and anthropometrically correct, the laparoscopic surgical instrument comprising: (a) an ergonomic handle configured to orient a hand...
8080024 Protective enclosure for medical device components  
An anastomosis surgical device comprising an elongate body having a drainage aperture at a distal end for communication with a proximal end of the elongate body, tissue approximating structure...
8075551 Surgical coupling device  
The present invention relates to a surgical coupling device for detachably connecting a handpiece end to a portion of a surgical instrument, the handpiece end being provided with a recess into...
8070734 Arrangement for the removal of waste products during the ablation of biological tissue  
The invention relates to an arrangement for the removal of waste products, such as smoke and tissue particles, arising during the ablation of biological tissue by means of laser irradiation....
8062288 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...
8057490 Devices and systems for manipulating tissue  
The present invention involves new interventional methods for reducing gastric volume, and thereby treating obesity. The procedures are generally performed laparoscopically and may generally be...
8057462 Medical device control system  
A control system for allowing a user to control the orientation of a medical device or a medical instrument in a variety of directions. An actuator selectively tensions one or more control cables...
8048094 Simultaneous proportional control of surgical parameters in a microsurgical system  
A microsurgical system, and a foot controller for the improved operation of a microsurgical system, are disclosed. A surgeon may use the foot controller to simultaneously control multiple surgical...
8048063 Catheter having tri-axial force sensor  
A catheter for diagnosis or treatment of a vessel or organ is provided in which a flexible elongated body includes a tri-axial force sensor formed of a housing and a plurality of optical fibers...
8048089 Apparatus and methods for treating the skin  
An apparatus for treating skin has a console with a user input device and a handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly is configured to treat skin. A fluid line provides fluid communication...
8048088 Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system  
The invention is directed to manipulator assembly (2) for holding and manipulating a surgical instrument (14) in a telerobotic system. The assembly comprises a base (6) fixable by passive or power...
8029433 Illuminated IVS tunneling device  
A tunneling device is provided to assist in passing a suture or tape into a body. The tunneling device includes an outer assembly and an inner member or stylet, having a light transmissive distal...
8025660 Universal foot switch contact port  
A universal contact port for use in an electrosurgical generator is provided and includes a ring gear having a circular rim formed therein and defines a central rotational axis. The rim includes a...
8021358 Surgical tool kit  
A tool kit for interchanging tools within an at least partially closed area is provided. The tool kit includes at least one tool, each tool being preferably provided within a tubular housing, and...
8016819 Protective cover for a surgical tool  
A cover that protects a tip of a surgical instrument. The tip can be placed within a housing of the cover. The housing has openings on each end that allow sterilization fluid to flow across the...
8016818 Tactile amplification instrument and method of use  
The invention relates to a tool comprising a handle and a tip, which provides amplified tactile feedback to a user regarding the material with which the tip of the tool is in contact. In one...
8016822 Fluid injecting devices and methods and apparatus for maintaining contact between fluid injecting devices and tissue  
Apparatus and methods for maintaining contact between tissue and a fluid injection device. An apparatus in the form of a suction device for use with a probe that includes at least one energy...
8007492 Cannula for receiving surgical instruments  
A cannula (10) for receiving surgical instruments for performing a surgical procedure on a body includes a tubular structure (12) defining a passage (16) through which the surgical instruments are...
8002694 Master-slave manipulator system  
In a master-slave manipulator system, manipulation device can be manipulated intuitively even when clutch manipulation is performed. A master-slave manipulator system includes: mode switching...
8002767 Multifunctional handle for a medical robotic system  
A handle used to control movement of a medical instrument. The medical instrument may be coupled to a robotic arm that is connected to a controller. The medical instrument may have a plurality of...
7996286 Methods, systems, and products for tracking surgical items  
Methods, systems, and products track equipment used during surgical procedures. An allowable zone associated with a surgical procedure is identified. The allowable zone determines where surgical...
7991509 Augmented surgical interface  
The present invention is a system comprising surgical units and operator interface units configured to provide multiple capabilities within a surgical environment, or within a surgical training...
7991599 Meniscus prosthetic device selection and implantation methods  
Methods of selecting and implanting prosthetic devices for use as a replacement meniscus are disclosed. The selection methods include a pre-implantation selection method and a during-implantation...
7985595 Method for extracting a biosubstance from hair and hair sampling device useful in the method  
Disclosed herein is a method for extracting a biosubstance from a root of a hair, including the step of using as the hair a hair that has pulling force of at least a predetermined reference value...
7985218 Structure for receiving surgical instruments  
A structure for receiving surgical instruments for performing a surgical procedure on a body includes a passage through which the surgical instruments are inserted into the body. The passage has a...
7981109 System and method for a user interface  
Embodiments of systems and methods for an interface for providing a user with feedback are presented. Specifically, embodiments of such an interface may include a head-up display unit which is...
7981108 Protective cover for a surgical tool  
A cover that protects a tip of a surgical instrument. The tip can be placed within a housing of the cover. The housing has openings on each end that allow sterilization fluid to flow across the...
7976565 Expanding suture anchor having an actuator pin  
A method and apparatus for reattaching soft tissue to a pre-selected boney structure using an expanding suture anchor. Generally, an expanding suture anchor having an actuator pin is provided to...
7967813 Surgical instrument control and actuation  
Two or more telemanipulated surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. Each instrument has a transmission mechanism that transmits actuating forces from actuators to components of the...
7963957 Visual indicator for electrosurgical instrument fields  
A device to visually indicate the presence of electric fields in electrosurgical apparatus, without the necessity of wiring or an electrical connection to the apparatus, to visually annunciate...
7963288 Robotic catheter system  
A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality...
7955320 Precision spindle instrument holder for surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument holder (10) is made up of a head assembly (68) and a drive spindle assembly (42). The head assembly (68) has a shank (12) with a first driveable end (14) and second coupling...
7955322 Wireless communication in a robotic surgical system  
In one embodiment, an insertion axis of a robotic manipulator is provided, the insertion axis including a base link operably coupled to a distal end of a manipulator arm, and a carriage link...
7955321 Surgical operation apparatus and manipulator for use therein  
A top end portion of a medical manipulator has a surgical device accessible to a diseased area of a patient. In the manipulator, a pair of rolling members opposing to each other is provided. One...
7956341 System and method of non-invasive continuous level sensing using a linear sensor array  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for detecting the level of a fluid in a surgical cassette by projecting light from a linear light source into a wall of a cassette....
7955323 Instrument holder and method for a surgical instrument having a park position  
A surgical instrument holder has a head assembly and a drive spindle assembly. The head has a second coupling end with a coupling device and interface for receiving and holding a surgical...