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8876806 Surgical instrument with articulating assembly  
A surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated member assembly extending from the housing. The elongated member has a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is...
8870855 Release mechanism for releasing a medical implant from a catheter, and catheter having a release mechanism  
A release mechanism (100, 100a) for releasing a medical implant (105) from an insertion device (110), comprising a body (10) having a proximal end (12) and a distal end (14), wherein between the...
8870854 Release device for detaching a medical implant from an insertion device and an insertion device comprising a release device  
A release device (100) and an insertion device (110) having such a release device (100) for detaching a medical implant from an insertion device (110), in which the implant can be released by way...
8870749 Arrangement for minimal access surgery  
An access and positioning arrangement for use during an endoscopic surgical procedure in which a pair of surgical tools are utilized, such as an endoscopic imaging device for providing an image of...
8864752 Control system configured to compensate for non-ideal actuator-to-joint linkage characteristics in a medical robotic system  
A medical robotic system having non-ideal actuator-to-joint linkage characteristics, includes a control system including a proximal control loop with actuator sensor feedback to control dynamic...
8864751 Control system for reducing internally generated frictional and inertial resistance to manual positioning of a surgical manipulator  
A robotic control system is placed in clutch mode so that a slave manipulator holding a surgical instrument is temporarily disengaged from control by a master manipulator in order to allow manual...
8864750 Tool and method for external fixation strut adjustment  
The present disclosure includes a method for adjusting the orientation of a first external fixator support member relative to a second external fixator support member, wherein a plurality of...
8864749 Surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument includes a surgical section that performs a predetermined procedure on a target organ in a body cavity, and an insertion section that includes an active movable section and a...
8858489 Conduit device and system for implanting a conduit device in a tissue wall  
Various embodiments of the present invention provide a conduit device including an attaching device configured for defining a helical pathway through a tissue wall and complementary ring in...
8858537 Biopsy targeting cube with living hinges  
A biopsy system comprises a control module, a localization assembly, a biopsy device, and a targeting cube. The biopsy device comprises a holster portion and a probe. The probe and/or other...
8858538 Apparatus and methods for hybrid endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery  
Apparatus and methods are described allow the techniques of endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery to be combined into a minimally invasive hybrid surgical technique called NOTES-assisted...
8852208 Surgical system instrument mounting  
Robotic surgical systems and methods of coupling a surgical instrument to a manipulator arm are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a base; a setup link operably coupled to the base,...
8852174 Surgical tool with a two degree of freedom wrist  
Surgical tools having a two degree-of-freedom wrist, wrist articulation by linked tension members, mechanisms for transmitting torque through an angle, and minimally invasive surgical tools...
8845621 Apparatus for rotating medical devices, systems including the apparatus, and associated methods  
A rooter includes a rotatable element, an actuator for causing the rotatable element to rotate, and a coupling feature for rotatably coupling an elongate medical instrument to the rotatable...
8845622 Surgical instrument  
The invention relates to a surgical instrument (100; 200) comprising: an elongated arm (111; 207) according to a longitudinal axis and having a distal end (105; 204) mounted with a pivot joint on...
8844536 Locking apparatus for a head fixation device  
A locking apparatus for use with a head fixation device allows for a stabilizing fixture, such as a rocker arm having a pair of skull pins, to be selectively secured so that the stabilizing...
8845626 Lensed dual-chip fiber-coupler for providing an aiming beam in an infrared radiation delivery apparatus  
Laser treatment apparatus includes one diode-laser providing infrared radiation for the treatment and another diode-laser for providing visible radiation. A lens launches the infrared and visible...
8845520 Selective compliance wire actuated mobile platform, particularly for endoscopic surgical devices  
A wire-operated selective compliance mobile platform (100), in particular for endoscopic surgery devices, obtains a perfect and precise mobility and thus it allows to handle, in the most effective...
8840607 Steerable laser probe  
A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, a flexible tube, an optic fiber, and a wire having a pre-formed curve. The flexible tube may be...
8840604 Surgical aimer  
The present disclosure relates to a surgical aimer including a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a handle coupled to the proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a...
8840603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders  
A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a control unit and a staple cartridge including a transponder. The control unit is configured to transmit a first wireless...
8840628 Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system  
The invention is directed to mainpulator 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...
8834455 Attachment device for attaching a rigid body to an arbitrary medical instrument  
The invention relates to an attachment adapter for attaching additional functions to a surgical tool. The attachment adapter provides a joint or a coupling between two instruments, e.g. a surgical...
8834489 Modular manipulator support for robotic surgery  
A robotic surgery system comprises a mounting base, a plurality of surgical instruments, and an articulate support assembly. Each instrument is insertable into a patient through an associated...
8828021 Catheter system  
A robotic catheter system is provided. The catheter system includes a housing, and the housing has a sidewall and a longitudinal axis. The catheter system includes a recess formed in the sidewall...
8827966 Skin patch instrument for treating pain  
A therapeutic patch for treating pain capable of compressing a tender area up to a boundary thereof and/or an entire induration with metallic grains or crushed stones by a treatment method in...
8827989 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...
8827988 Apparatus and methods for hybrid endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery  
Apparatus and methods are described allow the techniques of endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery to be combined into a minimally invasive hybrid surgical technique called NOTES-assisted...
8831782 Patient-side surgeon interface for a teleoperated surgical instrument  
A patient-side surgeon interface provides enhanced capabilities in using a minimally invasive, teleoperated surgical system. The patient-side surgeon interface has components within the sterile...
8821490 Removable ink for surgical instrument  
The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for preventing reuse of a surgical instrument. The single-use surgical instrument includes a housing, an electrical connector and a...
8821512 Manipulator with manual hold and comfortable articulation  
A manipulator includes a control unit (1), with handle (4) and control buttons (4a-4d), and a connecting arm (2) which, at its proximal end (2a), carries the control unit (1) and, at its distal...
8821480 Four-cable wrist with solid surface cable channels  
A wrist mechanism for an instrument used in minimally invasive medical procedures employs only four drive cables for control of the pitch, yaw, and grip of an effector. To reduce part count, no...
8818564 Pneumatic pressure output control by drive valve duty cycle calibration  
In various embodiments, a surgical console may include a pneumatic valve to drive a pneumatic tool coupled to the surgical console. The console may further include a controller operable to control...
8808285 Removable ink for surgical instrument  
The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for preventing reuse of a surgical instrument. The single-use surgical instrument includes a housing, an electrical connector and a...
8808277 Medical manipulator  
The medical manipulator includes an arm formed in a tubular shape having a bending portion capable of bending; an insertion portion that is formed having channels, with the base end of the arm...
8808278 Patient side systems with a counterbalance subsystem  
In one embodiment of the invention, a patient side-system is provided that includes a column with a rail and a counterbalance subsystem. The patient side-system may further include a braking...
8795360 Cam action detachment for tracheostomy tube  
There is provided a mechanism for gently detaching a loading catheter from a tracheostomy tube once the tube is placed in the trachea of a patient. After dilating the trachea, a loading catheter...
8795313 Device detachment systems with indicators  
A medical device detachment system receives an elongate delivery member, having a lumen, and an elongate core member. The system includes a housing, a user input mechanism for receiving a user...
8790386 Catheter handle and methods of operating  
A delivery system having an improved handle allowing operation of the delivery system with one hand while maintaining accuracy in delivery and deployment of a prosthesis in a body lumen. The...
8790288 Arteriovenous access valve system and process  
An arteriovenous graft system is described. The arteriovenous graft system includes an arteriovenous graft that is well suited for use during hemodialysis. In order to minimize or prevent arterial...
8790331 Apparatus for sealing electronics from environment in DC powered arthroscopic surgical handpiece with pushbutton actuation  
A button for actuating a switch in a surgical handpiece. The button is sealed to a bezel, and the bezel is sealed to the handpiece. The button, bezel, and handpiece create a sealed enclosure...
8784405 Instrument tip assembly having self-threading back hub  
A actuating instrument including an instrument tip assembly having a yoke attachment thread. The actuating instrument also includes an actuator having an actuating shaft. The actuating shaft is...
8784404 Flexible wrist-type element and methods of manufacture and use thereof  
A flexible wrist-type element and methods of operation thereof, including variations having an angularly moveable hub housing a rotatable and operable end effector driven via a drive train having...
8776800 Sterile drape having multiple drape interface mechanisms  
A sterile drape configured for isolating a portion of a surgical device within a sterile environment, comprising: a plurality of drape interface mechanisms comprising: at least one drape/handle...
8781920 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...
8777934 Balancer swivel arm assembly  
A balancer swivel arm assembly includes an articulated arm configured to be pivotably attached to a work station at a proximal end. A linear slider is slidably mounted on a distal end of the...
8777843 Multi-bendable medical device  
A medical device for multiple bends, includes a distal-side traction member which is inserted through the distal-side bending portion and the proximal-side bending portion, which is configured to...
8777839 Shock absorbing mechanism and medical instrument  
A shock-absorbing mechanism includes a shaft having a linear member wound therearound, a base having a relative position fixed to a first end of the linear member and formed with a shock-absorbing...
8771678 Methods of using adipose tissue-derived cells in augmenting autologous fat transfer  
Methods of treating patients for conditions such as breast augmentation, soft tissue defects, and urinary incontinence, are described. The methods include removing adipose tissue from a patient,...
8771260 Actuating and articulating surgical device  
Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device, and in particular for performing various surgical procedures using an instrument having an end...