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8663203 Robotic arms DLUs for performing surgical tasks  
Disposable loading units (DLUs) configured for mounting to a robotic arm for performing at least one surgical task are presented. Each DLU includes an attachment platform having at least one...
8663089 Treatment tool for endoscope  
A treatment tool for an endoscope, including: an insertion tube extending toward one direction; a movable tip member which is provided on a tip of the insertion tube and which is used for a...
8657809 Surgical navigation system  
A surgical navigation system is disclosed including a camera that is fixedly attached to a patient. The camera space merges with the patient space and thereby eliminates the need for a separate...
8657808 Surgical apparatus including a hand-activated, cable assembly and method of using same  
A surgical apparatus and method according to which a cable assembly is connected to a handpiece and includes a sensing element, and a member adapted to move relative to the sensing element to...
8652120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders  
A surgical instrument, such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument, comprising, according to various embodiments, an end effector comprising at least one sensor transponder. The surgical...
8652121 Universal medical device control console  
A control console is disclosed for controlling one or more medical devices. The control console communicates to at least one medical device, and at least one peripheral module associated with the...
8652090 Anti-extravasation surgical portal plug  
The devices and methods shown provide for the minimization of extravasation during arthroscopic surgery. The anti-extravasation surgical portal plug allows a surgeon to drain excess fluids from...
8646460 Cleaning device and methods  
A method for providing therapy to tissue at a treatment site is performed by ablating tissue at the treatment site with an ablation device. Next, a cleaning device is attached to an instrument....
8647330 Manipulator joint displacement detection mechanism  
A manipulator joint displacement detection mechanism includes a manipulator which has a actuating unit and a joint. A first transmission member is connected to the joint, and provided movably to...
8647331 Shaft connector  
A shaft connector configured to connect a shaft that has to be partly inserted through the skull of patient to the skull of the patient, the shaft connector comprising a skull connecting part, a...
8640706 Interface mechanism between a drape and a handle  
A surgical device for use in positioning an instrument for use in a surgical procedure. The surgical device comprises: a mechanical positioning mechanism configured to couple with an instrument...
8641699 Systems and methods for hernia repair  
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a minimally invasive implant-based ventral hernia repair system including a first and second elongated member in which the second elongated...
8641700 Telescoping insertion axis of a robotic surgical system  
A telescopic insertion axis, a robotic surgical system including the telescopic insertion axis, and a method of instrument insertion are provided. In one embodiment, a telescopic insertion axis...
8641698 Pivot point arm for robotic system used to perform a surgical procedure  
A pivot port that can provide a pivot point for a surgical instrument. The pivot port may be held in a stationary position by a support arm assembly that is attached to a table. The pivot port may...
8638191 Wireless hand-control of device by means of wireless button  
A system for providing wireless remote control over one or more devices. Included in the system is at least one wireless button that can be placed at various locations and which communicates with...
8636725 Surgical instrument with improved handleability  
A surgical instrument comprises a tool part and a grip part connected to each other via a ball and socket joint or other double-axis joint. The double axis joint allows the surgeon to work in a...
8632525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries  
Various embodiments are directed to battery unit for use with surgical instruments. The battery units may comprise a plurality of cells and include a translatable discharge drain. When attached to...
8632535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same  
A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes an end effector comprising a moveable cutting instrument to cut an object and a motor coupled to the end effector. The motor actuates...
8631802 System and method for the modification of surgical procedures using a graphical drag and drop interface  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for allowing a user to modify a surgical procedure. An embodiment of the method of the present invention can include: providing a...
8628518 Wireless force sensor on a distal portion of a surgical instrument and method  
A surgical instrument includes a distal portion. A force sensor is operatively mounted on the distal portion. The force sensor includes a wireless package, which wirelessly provides (1)...
8623000 Independent surgical center  
A biological tissue cutting and fluid aspiration system provides a plurality of surgical instruments operable independent of an external control console. In some embodiments, each surgical...
8622999 Clutch mechanism  
A clutch mechanism for use with a carrier of a linear drive device includes a housing, a first gear, and a first clutch arrangement. The first gear coupled to the housing and has gear teeth to...
8621939 Ribbed force sensor  
In one embodiment, a force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and a strain gauge positioned over each of the plurality of radial ribs, a...
8617144 Venous closure catheter and method for sclerotherapy  
A venous closure catheter is disclosed for performing sclerotherapy which includes an elongated catheter body having opposed proximal and distal end portions, a fluid delivery lumen and a...
8617054 Medical treatment endoscope  
The medical treatment endoscope according to the present invention includes a sheath having a flexibility; at least one arm member having a bending part that projects out from a front end of the...
8613740 Hand-held manipulator with symmetrical grip  
A hand-held manipulator includes a handle (4) fixedly mounted on the end of a connecting arm (2), the distal end (2b) of which carries a work unit (3). The handle (4) includes a grip section (4e)...
8608715 System and method to vent gas from a body cavity  
One aspect of the invention is a method to vent gas from a body cavity during an endoscopic procedure. A body cavity is in fluid communication with an exhaust gas inlet of a vacuum break device....
8603078 Methods and devices for guiding and supporting surgical instruments  
Methods and devices are provided for allowing a surgical instrument to be supported by a surgical support system configured to controllably guide the instrument to a desired position at surgical...
8603077 Force transmission for robotic surgical instrument  
A force transmission transmits a force received by an input gimbal plate having two degrees of freedom to an output gimbal plate. The input gimbal plate is coupled to a first end of least three...
8597287 Method and system for varying output intensity of energy applied to an electrosurgical probe  
An electrosurgical system is capable of selectively varying the power applied to an electrosurgical probe, without interruption or discontinuity, in a variable mode or providing a constant...
8597280 Surgical instrument actuator  
A surgical instrument body has a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a joint between the proximal and distal instrument body portions. A drive element housing extends through the proximal and...
8591500 Treatment apparatus  
A rotor of a treatment apparatus includes a first outer surface spaced apart from the longitudinal directions axis of a flexible tube section by a first distance in radial directions, and a second...
8591397 System for positioning on a patient an observation and/or intervention device  
The present invention relates to a system for positioning with respect to a patient's body an observation and/or intervention device having a portion penetrating into the patient's body comprising...
8585735 Handle for surgical forceps and the like  
A surgical tool has a handle from which a carriage is extendable and retractable responsive to the movement of handle leaf segments. Squeezing the leaf segments together extends the carriage from...
8585685 Device for treatment of human or animal tissue by means of a magnetically movable instrument  
A device for the treatment of human or animal tissue by means of a movable instrument is disclosed. The device comprises means for generating a magnetic stator field, in which the tissue is...
8579886 Accordion style cable stand-off  
A cable stand-off for use with an electrosurgical system includes an accordion body portion having a plurality of panels, and a plurality of hinges. Each panel has at least one hole formed...
8579887 Axially reciprocating microsurgical instrument with radially compressed actuator handle  
A microsurgical instrument has a pair of operative surgical surfaces that are moved relative to each other in shearing or grasping procedures performed by the instrument. The instrument has a...
8568425 Wire spool for passing of wire through a rotational coupling  
A surgical apparatus for performance of a surgical procedure on body tissue is provided and includes a housing, an elongate tubular member, a drive assembly, an electrical coupling component, and...
8568390 Articulating surgical apparatus  
An endoscopic instrument includes a housing having shaft. The shaft includes an articulating section disposed thereon. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft...
8568433 Medical device having one or more active strands  
The present embodiments provide an elongate medical device comprising a plurality of strands twisted in a generally helical manner to form a tubular shape having a longitudinal axis. A first...
8568391 Sterile surgical tray  
A surgical apparatus for use by a surgeon can include a tray and a plurality of surgical instruments. The tray can have a plurality of structures located on an upper side of the tray for receiving...
8567265 Triaxial fiber optic force sensing catheter  
A fiber optic force sensing assembly for detecting forces imparted at a distal end of a catheter assembly. The structural member may include segments adjacent each other in a serial arrangement,...
8562593 Variable cryosurgical probe planning system  
A cryosurgical system for assisting an operator in placing and operating cryosurgical probes in the prostate of a human patient. The cryosurgical system includes a computer system being programmed...
8562640 Tool with multi-state ratcheted end effector  
The invention provides surgical or diagnostic tools and associated methods that offer improved user control for operating remotely within regions of the body. These tools include a...
8562594 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...
8561473 Force sensor temperature compensation  
In one embodiment, a force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each rib of the...
8562592 Compound angle laparoscopic methods and devices  
Methods and devices are provided for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided that include an elongate shaft having a distal portion...
8558882 Self articulating behind-wall camera  
In one general embodiment, a system for viewing partially or fully enclosed areas comprises a camera coupled to a first end of an elongated member and a viewing device operatively coupled to the...
8556805 Rotational force transmission mechanism, force-attenuating apparatus, medical device, and medical instrument-operation mechanism  
A rotational force transmission mechanism has: a rotation-inputting member freely rotative and driven in a predetermined first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction by a...
8556816 Providing a measuring item candidate group for measuring size of a target object in an ultrasound system  
Embodiments for providing an elastic image are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: a user input unit configured to receive user input...