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7947034 Flexible shaft extender and method of using same  
An extender for use in an electro-mechanical surgical system that includes a surgical attachment that may be detachably coupled to an electro-mechanical driver device via a flexible shaft. The...
7947038 Obesity treatment system including inflatable balloon structures with micropores for transport of liquid  
An obesity treatment system has a first treatment region sized and configured for deployment in a duodenum and a second treatment region sized and configured for deployment in a stomach. The first...
7947035 Instrument for endoscope having pivotable offset portions  
An instrument for an endoscope includes a first insertion portion having an base end to which an operation section is connected; a first offset portion extending outward from an axis of the first...
7945341 Graphical user interface for selecting pulse parameters in a phacoemulsification surgical system  
A graphical user interface for use in phacoemulsification surgical systems that allows a user to select different pulse modes by touching portions of the display screen. The user interface...
7942915 Phototreatment device for use with coolants  
Methods and systems are disclosed for phototreatment in which replaceable containers comprising one or more adjuvant (consumable or re-useable) substances are employed. The adjuvant substance can...
7942916 Phototreatment device for use with coolants and topical substances  
Methods and systems are disclosed for phototreatment in which replaceable containers comprising one or more adjuvant (consumable or re-useable) substances are employed. The adjuvant substance can...
7942868 Surgical instrument with parallel motion mechanism  
A surgical instrument has a parallel motion mechanism coupled between an instrument body segment and the instrument's distal end. The parallel motion mechanism changes the end effector's position...
7935106 Treatment tool for endoscope  
In a forceps 1 of the present invention, an operating section 12 is provided with a main body 12 and a pair of slider sections 13 which advance and retract an operating wire 11 by relative...
7935129 Device for engaging tissue having a preexisting opening  
A device for engaging tissue having a preexisting opening includes a generally annular-shaped ring having a width disposed about a longitudinal axis, and at least two staple members extending from...
7927327 Medical instrument having an articulatable end effector  
A medical instrument includes a flexible tube, a distal member, a flexible end-effector activation wire, a proximal member, and a flexible first cable. The distal member is connected to the distal...
7930065 Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings  
A surgical instrument is provided, including: at least one articulatable arm having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one joint region disposed between the distal and proximal ends; an...
7918845 Endoluminal tool deployment system  
Systems, devices and methods are provided for endoscopic procedures involving tissue manipulations beyond the capabilities of traditional endoscopic instruments. Embodiments of the systems include...
7918861 Flexible instrument  
A medical instrument assembly and robotic medical system are provided. The medical instrument assembly comprises an outer probe having an elongated shaft, an inner probe having an elongated shaft,...
7918849 Devices and methods for tissue access  
Methods are provided for access to a compressed space in the spinal anatomy. These methods may be used for selective surgical removal of tissue, e.g., for enlargement of diseased spinal...
7914522 Roll-pitch-roll surgical tool  
A robotic surgical tool includes an elongate shaft having a working end and a shaft axis, and a pair of linking arms each having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is pivotally...
7914521 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures  
A minimally invasive surgical system includes a pair of surgical instruments having end effectors to hold and suture tissue, a pair of robotic arms coupled to the surgical instruments, a...
7909815 Instrument guide for use with needles and catheters  
A guide is provided for use with an imaging instrument, the guide including a first portion, a second portion proximate the first portion, and a cavity at least partially formed by the first and...
7905828 Flexible instrument  
A medical instrument assembly and robotic medical system are provided. The medical instrument assembly comprises an intravascular catheter having an elongated flexible shaft, and a drivable...
7901399 Interchangeable surgical instrument  
A robotic medical system comprises a medical instrument assembly having a retainer, a serial array of instruments disposed in the retainer, a chamber, and an instrument driver. The robotic medical...
7901398 Failsafe reconfigurable surgical apparatus  
A reconfigurable surgical apparatus that includes a surgical instrument assembly that is formed with a hollow manipulation shaft. A linearly or rotationally movable prime mover is received within...
7901672 Methods of making enhanced, autologous fat grafts  
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...
7896869 System and method for ensuring proper medical instrument use in an operating room  
A system for managing medical instrument use during a surgical procedure may comprise a number of medical instruments, a display device configured to display any of the number of medical...
7892223 Surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument has a gas-delivery device to supply a noble gas or other inert gas to a tissue-treatment region and a rinsing device for rinsing a target region, in particular a...
7887530 Powered surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a drive gear, a drive motor, a shift motor and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the...
7887795 Methods of making enhanced, autologous fat grafts  
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...
7877171 Switching device for medical or surgical equipment  
In order to simplify the switching of medical or surgical equipment in an operating theatre, there is proposed a switching device for medical or surgical equipment which is characterized by a...
7871403 Medical support control system  
A medical support control system comprising a recording device for recording an image signal from a medical device, a medical support control device for synthesizing an image based on the image...
7867222 Instrumentation for endoscopic surgical insertion and application of liquid, gel and like material  
An endoscopic instrument includes an inner elongated instrument member that fits the bore of an outer elongated instrument member. The outer elongated instrument member includes a slot through...
7862554 Articulating tool with improved tension member system  
The invention provides surgical or diagnostic tools and associated methods that offer improved user control for operating remotely within regions of the body, and improved methods of assembling...
7862553 Tip and shaft connection for medical device  
A medical device includes a tube end to which a tip having a medical tool is attached. The tip includes a tip housing and a lock tab, as well as a yoke. The tube end includes an outer tube and an...
7862580 Flexible wrist for surgical tool  
The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no singularity in roll, pitch, and yaw. In one embodiment,...
7857773 Apparatus and methods for the destruction of adipose tissue  
Methods and apparatus are described for modifying unwanted tissue for cosmetic reasons. The methods provide a non-invasive manner to perform body contouring by destroying adipose tissue while...
7856977 Part of an electrical connecting device  
Part of an electrical connecting device, especially for use in medical technology, with a display device to display an effect on the part resulting from a preparatory step for the use of the part,...
7857811 Methods and devices for ablation  
An ablating device has a cover which holds an interface material such as a gel. The cover contains the interface material during initial placement of the device. The ablating device may also have...
7857754 Apparatus useful for positioning a device on an endoscope  
A medical apparatus and method useful for positioning a device, such as an endcap, on an end of an endoscope, is disclosed. The apparatus can exert a pulling force on the endoscope through the...
7857749 Treatment tools for endoscope  
A tubular treatment tool is provided for an endoscope. The tubular treatment tool includes a flexible tubular member. A groove is formed on the flexible tubular member and traverses the flexible...
7850678 Endoscope, endoscope system, and method of manufacturing endoscope  
An endoscope of the invention is the endoscope for applying a propulsion force in a direction of insertion axis of an insertion portion main body in accordance with rotation of the insertion...
7850679 Mitral hook  
A mitral hook instrument for use particularly in heart valve operations. The mitral hook is used in particular for grasping or hooking secondary chords for lysis procedures. The interior surface...
7846150 Apparatus and method for synchronizing a wireless remote control to a central control unit so as to allow remote control of a medical device over a secure wireless connection  
A system for controlling one or more medical devices by a remote console. The remote console communicates wirelessly with a central control unit that connects to one or more of the medical...
7846149 Instrument introducer  
Instrument introducers are disclosed which facilitate the insertion of a surgical instrument into a cavity or a body of a patient. In one embodiment, the instrument introducer includes a hollow...
7841979 Observation system  
An observation system includes an observation device, an image pickup device, a display device, and at least one holding device. The observation device includes an optical objective system for...
7842028 Surgical instrument guide device  
An instrument guide device comprises an elongated guide shaft having proximal and distal ends and including an instrument lumen for receiving therethrough a manually operated instrument having an...
7842049 Systems for anchoring a medical device in a body lumen  
A system for securing a device in tissue, having a sheath having a plurality of side openings; a rotatable element disposed within the sheath; and a plurality of curved projections extending from...
7837685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument  
Various safe switching mechanisms are provided for use with electrosurgical instruments which prevent arcing between the high-energy contacts as the high-energy source is activated. The switching...
7837620 Medical tubular assembly  
A medical tubular assembly includes four medical coilpipes together having a distal end portion insertable into a patient. The four medical coilpipes include a central coilpipe and three...
7837674 Compact counter balance for robotic surgical systems  
In one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus is provided including a linkage and a balancing mechanism coupled to the linkage around a pivotal joint. The linkage couples to a support structure...
7835823 Method for tracking and reporting usage events to determine when preventive maintenance is due for a medical robotic system  
A medical robotic system comprises a number of components that may be monitored to determine their preventive maintenance needs by recording usage-related information for the monitored components...
7833219 Operation apparatus controller and surgery system  
The operation apparatus controller controls a group of apparatuses including multiple medical apparatuses, which respectively can store patient IDs. Also, the operation apparatus controller has a...
7829346 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...
7828808 Link systems and articulation mechanisms for remote manipulation of surgical or diagnostic tools  
Articulating mechanisms, link systems, and components thereof, useful for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, the remote manipulation of instruments such as surgical or diagnostic...