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8475436 Surgical instrument with steerable directional shaft  
A steerable surgical instrument provides a steerable tip guided through tissue in a pathway other than linear, the steerable surgical instrument having a fixed handle and a trigger which, when...
8473037 Optical cable and optical coherence imaging diagnostic apparatus using this cable  
An optical fiber is positioned in a lumen of a sheath so a gap exists between the sheath and optical fiber. A filling member fills part of the longitudinal extent of the gap and fixes the optical...
8469945 Center robotic arm with five-bar spherical linkage for endoscopic camera  
A robotic arm including a parallel spherical five-bar linkage with a remote center of spherical rotation. The robotic arm movably supports an endoscopic camera. Two outboard links are pivotally...
8469946 Operation unit and treatment tool for endoscope provided with the same  
An operation unit of a treatment tool for an endoscope includes a first joining member configured to be joined to a rear end of a flexible sheath of the treatment tool, a second joining member...
8469972 Methods and devices for reducing gastric volume  
The present invention involves new interventional methods for reducing gastric volume, and thereby treating obesity. The procedures are generally performed laparoscopically and may generally be...
8469947 Wireless communication in a robotic surgical system  
In one embodiment, an insertion axis of a robotic manipulator is provided, the insertion axis including a base link operably coupled to a distal end of a manipulator arm, and a carriage link...
8465476 Cannula mounting fixture  
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...
8465475 Instrument with multiple articulation locks  
An articulating tool includes proximal, central and distal portions, an articulation mechanism, and first and second articulation locks. The articulation mechanism includes a pair of links, the...
8465473 Surgical footswitch with movable shroud  
The present invention provides a surgical footswitch with a movable shroud. The footswitch is capable of controlling different kinds of surgical instruments and is adaptable by moving the shroud...
8465474 Cleaning of a surgical instrument force sensor  
In one embodiment, a force sensing robotic surgical instrument includes a proximal housing linkable with a surgical robot arm, a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal...
8460275 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices  
A handle assembly for operating a surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing; a trigger operatively supported on the housing; and an articulation assembly supported on the housing for...
8460276 Manipulation mechanism and medical device instrument  
A manipulation mechanism for moving an oscillating body in a soft endoscope in a stable locus such as for laparoscopic procedures. The mechanism has first and second oscillating portions...
8460277 End effector with release actuator  
An end effector is disclosed that includes a tool including a drive configured to be coupled to and drive an engaging member for engaging a workpiece and a release member configured to be...
8454585 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...
8454584 Medical anchor device  
An endoscopically-deployable tissue-manipulation device including an elongate, generally tubular outer body having a proximal portion and a distal end portion that may be configured as...
8454583 Robotic surgical device implant system  
A robotic surgical device positioning system that allows a surgeon to accurately and remotely position a surgical instrument relative to a patient and to provide fluoroscopic images of the...
8449533 Devices, systems and methods for meniscus repair  
Described herein are meniscus suture passers for repair of the meniscus of the knee. These devices are typically suture passers that may include an elongate body having a pair of arms. One or more...
8449532 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...
8449530 Medical instrument with a lockable bend control mechanism  
A medical instrument comprises a shaft whose distal end is bendable. Arranged at the proximal end of the shaft there is a handle on which a bend control mechanism for controlling the bending...
8449531 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...
8449529 Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling use of medical devices  
A usage key card is adapted to be handled separate from a device tissue treatment device. The usage key card has a storage medium formatted to contain an identification code, which is unique to...
8444631 Surgical manipulator  
The present invention provides a surgical manipulator including a manipulator arm, an end-effector held by the robotic arm, surgical tools held by the end-effector and manipulator joints,...
8439898 Endoscopic tissue anchor deployment  
An endoscopic tissue anchor deployment device includes a handle, an elongated shaft defining an internal lumen, and an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongated shaft. A tissue...
8439899 Remote-controlled actuator  
A remote controlled actuator includes an elongated spindle guide section and a distal end member fitted to a distal end thereof for alteration in attitude. The distal end member rotatably supports...
8439821 System and method for the central control of devices used during an operation  
The present invention relates to a system for the central control of devices used during an operation, comprising a first control unit for control of said devices. The system is characterized in...
8435232 Catheter having tri-axial force sensor  
A catheter for diagnosis or treatment of a vessel or organ is provided in which a flexible elongated body includes a tri-axial force sensor formed of a housing and a plurality of optical fibers...
8435231 Positioning device for deploying at least one locking portion of an anastomotic device and method for carrying out anastomosis in tracts of the digestive tube  
A positioning device for deploying at least one locking portion (20) of an anastomotic device (10) for drawing together a first tissue portion (12) and a second tissue portion (14) to be connected...
8430889 Puncture needle holder  
A puncture needle holder comprising a base frame, a link bar, a first seat part, a second seat part, and a positioning mechanism is disclosed.
8433389 Surgery assistance system for guiding a surgical instrument  
The invention relates to a surgery assistance system for guiding a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument (3) is fastened lo an arm system (10, 12, 14), the tip (S) of the surgical...
8430868 Axial-force limiting torque wrench for use with implantable medical devices  
Embodiments of the invention are related to tools for coupling leads to header assemblies for implantable medical devices, amongst other things. A wrench is configured so that if an axial force...
8419719 Target-close electromagnetic energy emitting device  
An apparatus having an excitation source that includes at least one laser diode and also having a handpiece with a disposable, bendable tip cannula is disclosed.
8419717 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...
8419720 Flexible laparoscopic device  
A laparoscopic device that includes an outer rod having a end connected to a handle and an end having an articulated section formed from links joined with non-diametrical hinges; an actuation rod...
8419718 Laser handle and fiber guard  
A protective handle for a mobile laser unit wherein the protective handle provides protection to a front section of the mobile laser unit from damage due to bumps and other impacts as the mobile...
8414600 Methods and devices for reducing gastric volume  
The present invention involves new interventional methods for reducing gastric volume, and thereby treating obesity. The procedures are generally performed laparoscopically and may generally be...
8414550 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....
8409174 Medical manipulator system  
A medical manipulator system includes a medical manipulator, an operating unit for inputting operation commands, motors for driving a working unit, a controller for driving the motors based on...
8409172 Systems and methods for performing minimally invasive procedures  
A robotic surgical system includes an instrument driver and an instrument assembly operatively coupled to the instrument driver such that mechanisms of the instrument driver operate or control...
8409173 Holding device for medical purposes  
The invention relates to a holding device for medical purposes having a carrier arm on whose distal end at least one medical instrument can be secured and having at least one joint for positioning...
8409175 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...
8403916 Surgical instrument having a magnetically driven detachable tool assembly  
A medical instrument for use on a patient. The medical instrument includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, an electric motor mounted to the housing having a drive shaft rotatable...
8403917 Pneumatic surgical instrument detection system  
A system detects whether a pneumatic surgical instrument is attached to a surgical system. A drive valve has an input for connection to a source of pressurized air, an output for connection to the...
8398619 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...
8398618 Medical instrument with a detent  
A medical instrument comprises a shaft which is connected at the proximal end to a handle, and it also comprises an insert which is guided along the shaft and which is connected at the proximal...
8398620 Medical instrument with a rotatable detent  
A medical instrument comprises a shaft, a handle connected to said shaft and having a movable gripping part. An insert is guided along said shaft and connected to said movable part at its proximal...
8396232 Surgical console operable to playback multimedia content  
A method and system are disclosed for playing, storing, accessing, and retrieving multimedia content and providing the content to a surgical environment. In particular, the audio playback function...
8394082 Medical system  
A medical system includes an insertion slave apparatus to be inserted into a body, a treatment slave apparatus to be inserted into the body together with the insertion slave apparatus to treat an...
8388606 Locking mechanism  
Provided herein are a locking mechanism including a male extension including a straight portion and a graduated step portion; and a female extension configured to receive the male extension, and...
8388605 Manipulator apparatus and medical device system  
A medical device system includes a manipulator including a plurality of joints, a parameter storing portion for storing joint parameters, including a largest available force, of each joint of the...
8391960 Scanned laser vein contrast enhancer  
The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature...