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8551169 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools  
Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or...
8551079 Surgical instrument with electrical connector  
A surgical instrument shaft roll drive mechanism includes an electrical conductor that electrically couples the surgical instrument shaft to an electrical connector. The electrical conductor is...
8551078 Laparoscopic scaffold assembly  
A scaffold assembly includes an instrument pod and a plurality of actuable movers. The instrument pod may include one or more instruments operably coupled thereto. The instrument pod is inserted...
8551076 Retrograde instrument  
A minimally invasive surgical instrument includes a U-turn mechanism that transmits actuating forces around a U-turn. The U-turn mechanism is coupled between segments of the instrument and has a...
8551080 System and device for heating or cooling shape memory surgical devices  
A system for heating a heat-transformable shape memory surgical device. The system includes a sealed, sterilizable housing, a thermal probe for heating the shape memory surgical device, the...
8551115 Curved cannula instrument  
A robotic surgical system is configured with rigid, curved cannulas that extend through the same opening into a patient's body. Surgical instruments with passively flexible shafts extend through...
8551114 Robotic surgical device  
A robotic surgical device for use in laparoscopic surgery, includes two robotic arms in parallel relationship with each other. Each arm has at least six joints providing a total of fourteen...
8551077 Handle for a surgical instrument and surgical instrument assembly  
A handle for a surgical instrument used in keyhole, endoscopic, and laparoscopic surgery, having a pivoting or articulated end portion and a mechanism for indexing the pivoting movement of the end...
8545486 Surgical clip applier  
Surgical clip appliers are provided and include a housing; at least one handle pivotably connected to the housing; a channel assembly extending distally from the housing; a clip carrier disposed...
8545515 Curved cannula surgical system  
A robotic surgical system is configured with rigid, curved cannulas that extend through the same opening into a patient's body. Surgical instruments with passively flexible shafts extend through...
8548668 Control system having tool tracking  
A control system is disclosed for use with a machine having a work tool and operating at a work site. The control system may have a sensor associated with the work tool and configured to generate...
8545485 Nerve elevator and method of use  
A nerve elevator tool is disclosed for the recovery of nerve tissue from living or cadaveric donors with minimal or no damage to internal tissues or the external integrity of the body. The...
8540624 Instrument for endoscopic surgery  
An instrument for endoscopic surgery, with a housing having a grip element and a shaft-receiving element, the grip element having a fixed grip part and a pivotable grip part, and the...
8540700 Disposable tip assembly for laser surgical device  
A multi-component sterile, disposable tip apparatus for laser surgical devices is provided and features assembly for alignment of a self-contained optical fiber to the surgical device and...
8540709 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...
8535297 Treatment instrument for endoscope  
A clip device 1 that has a coil-shaped tubular body 6 that is inserted through a curvable treatment instrument insertion channel of an endoscope, the tubular body 6 includes a proximal side coil...
8535905 Method for isolating a part of a layer of biological material  
A film (14) with a tissue section (10) is placed with the tissue section (10) downward on a microscope slide (18) and the microscope slide (18) positioned in the object plane of an inverse...
8528440 Method for minimally invasive surgery  
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...
8529587 Methods of use of a clip applier  
A method for closing an opening formed in a wall of a body lumen or body tissue can include positioning a splittable carrier tube adjacent to the opening, the carrier tube having a splittable...
8529554 Treatment instrument operation unit and medical system with treatment instrument operation unit  
A treatment instrument operation unit is provided with a drive unit, an operation portion installation section and a command signal output section. The drive unit drives an operation portion for...
8529555 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...
8529556 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge  
A device for bridging a neck of an aneurysm, comprises a junction region, one or more radially extending array elements secured to the junction region, each array element having an unfolded shape...
8523844 Surgical instrument with tendon preload-and-locking device  
A surgical instrument includes a handle, an elongated shaft and an end effector extending distally from the shaft. A tensile member is preloaded with a tensile force and extends at least partially...
8525998 Optical phase processing in a scattering medium  
An optical phase processing system for a scattering medium. A first beam has a direction and a wavefront and the first beam is configured to enter a holographic recording medium. A scattering...
8523845 Method for operating a surgical power tool  
A surgical power tool has an actuation assembly which comprises a force sensor and a switch. The force sensor is provided to determine an actuation force produced by the user, and the switch is...
8518025 System for clearing modes of operation on a multicomponent medical instrument  
A system is provided for clearing modes of operation on a multicomponent medical instrument with a basic instrument (1) and at least one connectable accessory instrument (4) for the basic...
8521257 Apparatus for insertion of a medical device within a body during a medical imaging process  
A device, system, and method for entering a medical device such as a needle into the body inside a medical imager such as a MRI scanner, CT, X-ray fluoroscopy, and ultrasound imaging, from within...
8518053 Surgical instruments for creating a pneumostoma and treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
Surgical instruments and techniques are provided for creating a pneumostoma through the chest wall into the lung of a patient. The pneumostomy instruments and techniques may be used to create a...
8518095 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...
8518024 System and method for multi-instrument surgical access using a single access port  
A system for performing multi-tool minimally invasive medical procedures through a single instrument port into a body cavity includes an expandable frame that carries a pair of tool cannulas, each...
8521331 Patient-side surgeon interface for a minimally invasive, 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...
8512317 Treatment apparatus  
A treatment apparatus includes a rotor which is provided between a distal-end treatment section and a flexible tube section and which is rotatable together with the distal-end treatment section in...
8512316 Manipulator  
A manipulator has a treating portion, a driving portion which are connected by a connecting portion, a first pulley on which a first wire which passes through inside of the connecting portion and...
8512353 Surgical robot  
The present invention provides a surgical robot for performing surgery of the minimally invasive type on a body to be operated upon, which surgical robot includes a number of surgical arms having...
8512315 Surgical device  
An in-line laparoscopic surgical instrument is provided, including a ratchet mechanism. The ratchet mechanism includes a single actuating means that may be used to engage, release, or defeat a...
8512318 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...
8505544 Optically-implemented microsurgery system and approach  
According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a vibration-actuated microsurgical system includes an optical force detection arrangement having an optical encoding device configured...
8506557 Powered surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a shaft portion and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a...
8506556 Robotic arm with five-bar spherical linkage  
A robotic arm for a minimally invasive surgical system includes a parallel spherical five-bar linkage adapted to spherically rotationally move a robotic surgical tool coupled to the parallel...
8506555 Robotic surgical system for performing minimally invasive medical procedures  
A robotic surgical system for performing minimally invasive medical procedures includes a robot manipulator for robotically assisted handling of a laparoscopic instrument having a manipulator arm,...
8500722 Methods for compact counter balance arms  
In one embodiment of the invention, a method for a set-up arm of a robotic surgical system is disclosed. The method includes balancing a linkage structure with a balancing mechanism to support a...
8500753 Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system  
A manipulator assembly (2) for holding and manipulating a surgical instrument (14) in a telerobotic system, comprising an instrument holder (4) movably mounted on a base. The instrument holder...
8500721 Medical manipulator  
A medical manipulator is provided. The medical manipulator includes an end effector that is configured to perform motions with respect to at least two different axes, and that is inserted in a...
8496647 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...
8496648 Stiffening assembly  
A stiffenable structure is made of longitudinal beams that are positioned around a longitudinal axis. In one state, the longitudinal beams are bendable so that the structure is bendable. As the...
8491574 Polarization and temperature insensitive surgical instrument force transducer  
A force sensor apparatus, operatively mounted in a surgical instrument includes the force transducer. The force transducer includes a transducer body having a coefficient of thermal expansion, and...
8491573 Communication converter, its system and its method  
A communication converter converts a communication system and/or a communication protocol to enable communications to be performed between medical equipment and a medical control device for...
8486053 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...
8480657 Detachable distal overtube section and methods for forming a sealable opening in the wall of an organ  
An overtube for use with an endoscopic surgical instrument. In various embodiments, the overtube may comprise a hollow tubular member that has an implantable tip detachably affixed to a distal end...
8480658 Actuation handle for a surgical device with multiple end effectors  
A handle for a surgical instrument multiple surgical end effectors, the handle being configured to provide a complete and consistent actuation of the different end effectors regardless of whether...