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7717928 Anastomosis device configurations and methods  
A surgical tool which comprises an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, first and second sets of tissue approximating structures having deployed and retracted positions relative...
7713263 Friction compensation in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus  
Devices, systems, and methods for compensate for friction within powered automatic systems, particularly for telesurgery and other telepresence applications. Dynamic friction compensation may...
7713264 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge  
In one embodiment, a neck bridge for bridging the neck of an aneurysm includes a junction region, a number of radially extending array elements attached to the junction region, and a cover...
7708743 Apparatus and method for positioning an implant during surgery  
An apparatus is provided to hold and orient an implant during a medical procedure and includes an elongated member having an upper member and a lower member with a formed end. A biasing member is...
7708182 Flexible endoluminal surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument comprises a first elongated member and a second elongated member, the first elongated member and the second elongated member being operatively connected and configured to...
7703459 Apparatus and methods for mapping out endoluminal gastrointestinal surgery  
Apparatus and methods are provided for mapping out endoluminal gastrointestinal surgery, including endoluminal gastric reduction. Mapping is achieved by locally marking the interior of the...
7699836 Treatment tool for endoscope  
A treatment tool for an endoscope, having a flexible sheath being made of electrically insulating material to be inserted through an instrument channel of the endoscope, an operation wire, which...
7699868 Medical gripping and/or cutting instrument  
The invention relates to a medical gripping and/or cutting instrument with an instrument shaft (1), with a handle (3) that can be fixed movably on the instrument shaft (1), and with a tool (2)...
7699855 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...
7691097 Foot switch and output system having foot switch  
The foot switch includes a pedal, an output command signal generating section generating, when the pedal is operated, an output command signal commanding an apparatus main body having a function...
7682357 Tele-medicine system that transmits an entire state of a subsystem  
A tele-medicine system that includes an input device which can control a medical system. The input device may be the handle of a surgeon console. The medical system may include a robotically...
7682358 Steerable catheter  
A deflection mechanism for selectively inducing a bend in a catheter body includes an elongated deflection wire extending within a deflection lumen of the catheter body and into a handle. A guide...
7678117 Articulating mechanism with flex-hinged links  
The invention provides articulating mechanisms, and flexible members and flexible segments that can form such articulating mechanisms. The mechanisms are useful, for example, for remote steering,...
7670333 Method and apparatus for positioning a surgical instrument  
Presented are methods and apparatus for delivering a surgical instrument to a treatment site within the body of a subject, enabling accurate placement of surgical tools in areas not directly...
7670334 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector  
An articulating surgical instrument is shown, which comprises a shaft and an end effector. The shaft has a longitudinal axis, and the end effector is operationally coupled, preferably mechanically...
7666181 Multi-purpose minimally invasive instrument that uses a micro entry port  
A multi-purpose minimally invasive instrument having a small diameter elongated rod with a distal end that receives different interchangeable tools for a variety of uses, and also a handle used by...
7666180 Gastric restrictor assembly and method of use  
A gastric restrictor assembly for positioning within the digestive tract, e.g., stomach, of a patient to treat obesity is disclosed. The gastric restrictor assembly includes an attachment...
7666191 Robotic surgical system with sterile surgical adaptor  
A sterile drape with integrated sterile adaptor, a telerobotic surgical system, and method of use are provided for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier...
7659833 System and method for remotely controlling devices  
A system and a method for remotely controlling at least a first device based on operation of a foot pedal apparatus are provided. The foot pedal apparatus has a movable member. The system includes...
7651490 Ultrasonic handpiece  
A handpiece having a single set of piezoelectric elements polarized to produce longitudinal motion when excited at the relevant resonant frequency. The piezoelectric crystals are connected to an...
7648513 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...
7648457 Method of positioning a device on an endoscope  
A method for positioning a device, such as an endcap, on an endoscope is disclosed. The method can be used, for example, for facilitating pressing an endcap onto an endoscope, including in those...
7641650 Remote control device for a medical probe  
The device according to the invention ensures accurate and in particular sensitive navigation of the probe, which can be inserted into a body, despite the fact that the remote control uses simple...
7637905 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...
7635362 Method and apparatus treating area of the skin by using multipulse laser  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for multipulse laser treatments on a spot target by using a CO2 laser system and a laser beam scanner attached at the end of the delivery system....
7628786 Universal foot switch contact port  
A universal contact port for receiving contacts of various cross-sectional dimensions and cross-sectional profiles of an electrosurgical component is provided. The universal contact port includes...
7625367 Telescope drivecable support tube  
A telescoping catheter is adapted to provide improved support and protection for a drive cable by providing, in addition to an outer sheath and a telescoping sheath, an inner sheath surrounding...
7618435 Magnetic attachment systems  
A magnetic attachment device is provided for use in a transcatheter delivery system. The system may be useful for delivering, repositioning, and removal of an implant, such as a septal occluder,...
7618413 Medical device control system  
A control system for allowing a physician to control the orientation of a medical device or a medical instrument in a variety of directions with one hand. An actuator selectively tensions one or...
7615047 Laser tip incision template for bone surgery  
A shape and depth template for incisions with laser tips, usable in bone surgery, comprising a guiding body for a laser tip provided with two mutually opposite end faces arranged at a preset...
7617137 Surgical suite radio frequency identification methods and systems  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for tracking surgical items. A sensor reads RFID tags and confirms the type of surgical procedure to be performed on a patient's body. An allowable...
7611830 Device to lavage a blood vessel  
The present invention provides for compositions and methods for the preservation of tissues and organs ex vivo and in situ. In addition, the present invention provides for kits that may be used in...
7608083 Robotically controlled medical instrument with a flexible section  
A robotically controlled medical instrument includes a bending section with a unibody construction, a tool supported at a distal end of the bending section and used to perform a medical procedure...
7604642 Interchangeable instrument  
A system and associated method for delivering to an internal body site a selected one of a plurality of instruments including fluid-dispensing instruments. An instrument storage chamber is...
7594912 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...
7595043 Method for processing and using adipose-derived stem cells  
The present invention relates to a device comprising a cell carrier portion containing regenerative cells, e.g., stem and progenitor cells, and a cell carrier containment portion. The device is...
7593777 Fixation of a medical implant to the exterior of a body organ  
In general, invention is directed to devices and methods for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures in which a medical implant is affixed to or implanted within an exterior surface of a body...
7591784 Bi-directional handle for a catheter  
A catheter actuation handle for deflecting a distal end of a tubular catheter body having first and second actuation wires extending from a proximal end of the body. The handle comprises a first...
7585670 Automated methods for isolating and using clinically safe adipose derived regenerative cells  
Systems and methods are described that are used to separate cells from a wide variety of tissues. In particular, automated systems and methods are described that separate regenerative cells, e.g.,...
7578819 Spinal access and neural localization  
A method in which a probe is advanced between a neural tissue structure and a non-neural tissue structure such as the intervertebral foramen. The probe includes electrodes on opposite surfaces....
7576344 Target positioner  
A target positioner including a radiation source disposed in a source housing, the radiation source adapted to emit a radiation beam, a target holder adapted to be attached to and generally...
7571729 Apparatus and methods for performing mucosectomy  
Apparatus and methods are provided for performing mucosectomy, such as to map out gastrointestinal surgery, including endoluminal gastric reduction. In one variation, the apparatus comprises a...
7572253 Surgical operation device  
In order to rotate and move an arm of a slave which supports a needle-holder, the rotation and movement of a pen-shaped operating section (31) caused by the fingers of the operator's hand are...
7566331 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...
7563259 Operation system  
In an operation system according to the present invention, a radio foot switch is turned on and a pedal is pressed. Further, a medical device as a control target is turned on and a signal...
7558616 Guidance of invasive medical procedures using implantable tags  
Apparatus for locating a tissue within a body of a subject includes an acoustic tag configured to be fixed to the tissue and adapted, responsive to acoustic waves incident thereon, to return...
7556626 Medical instrument holding apparatus  
A medical instrument holding apparatus includes a supporting mechanism, a moving mechanism, a basal portion and a counterweight. The supporting mechanism supports a medical instrument. The moving...
7553307 Devices and methods for tissue modification  
Methods and apparatus are provided for selective surgical removal of tissue. In one variation, tissue may be ablated, resected, removed, or otherwise remodeled by standard small endoscopic tools...
7540866 User interface for remote control of medical devices  
An interface for remotely controlling a medical device in a patient's body provides a two dimensional display of a three dimensional rendering of the operating region, and allows the user to...
7524320 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools  
Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is...