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8382742 Surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument is provided having proximal and distal end sections and a central section extending therebetween. An hollow outer shaft extends from the proximal to the distal end section. A...
8377044 Detachable end effectors  
Methods and devices are provided for performing various procedures using interchangeable end effectors. In general, the methods and devices allow a surgeon to remotely and selectively attach...
8377046 Surgical instrument control and actuation  
Two or more telemanipulated surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. Each instrument has a transmission mechanism that transmits actuating forces from actuators to components of the...
8377045 Extendable suction surface for bracing medial devices during robotically assisted medical procedures  
Medical devices robotically manipulated by a medical robotic system for performing a medical procedure on a patient are bundled together as a bundled unit and inserted into the patient through a...
8380291 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...
8377032 Systems and methods for atraumatic implantation of bio-active agents  
Methods and apparatus are provided for delivering a bioactive agent in a needle track formed in a target tissue mass, following formation of the needle track, by avoiding impingement of the agent...
8372062 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...
8371006 Rotary mechanical vibration mechanism  
A system and method for extracting seized components is disclosed. The method further grasping a seized component with a gripping mechanism and securing the gripping mechanism to the seized...
8372061 Treatment tip incision template  
A shape and depth template for incisions with treatment tips, usable in treatments such as bone surgery, comprising a guiding body for a treatment tip provided with two mutually opposite end faces...
8365633 Devices, systems and methods for minimally invasive surgery of the throat and other portions of mammalian body  
Featured are systems, devices and apparatuses for use in minimally invasive surgical, diagnostic or therapeutic methods and/or techniques, in particular methods and/or techniques for a mammalian...
8361000 Automated infant massager  
An automated infant massager system that monitors an infant's physical, physiological and behavioral response to the massage and can adjust the intensity of the massage and massager duration...
8357145 Implanting medical devices  
Systems and techniques for implanting medical devices. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a flexible base member that can be flexed manually to conform to a contour of an anatomy, the base...
8357144 Electro-mechanical surgical device  
An electromechanical surgical device includes: a housing; an elongated shaft extending from the housing, a distal end of the elongated shaft being detachably coupleable to a surgical instrument;...
8353898 Surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument is provided, comprising proximal and distal end sections each comprising an area of articulation, as well as a flexurally rigid central section arranged therebetween. The...
8353438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal  
Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to...
8353897 Surgical tool kit  
A tool kit for interchanging tools within an at least partially closed area is provided. The tool kit includes at least one tool, each tool being preferably provided within a tubular housing, and...
8347754 Multi articulating robatic instrument  
A system for navigating around healthy organs to reach a desired site of surgery is provided. The system includes an articulating shaft capable of navigating around healthy organs in a body. The...
8347757 Method and apparatus for reducing at least one friction force opposing an axial force exerted through an actuator element  
Actuator elements such as cables or push rods in an instrument are used for manipulating an end effector or distal end of the instrument. Each actuator element extends within a tubular housing and...
8348931 Modular mainpulator 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...
8343141 Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity  
An articulated surgical instrument for enhancing the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrument has a high degree of dexterity, low friction, low inertia and good force...
8337834 Methods of making enhanced, autologous fat grafts  
Cells present in processed lipoaspirate tissue are used to treat patients. Methods of treating patients include processing adipose tissue to deliver a concentrated amount of stem cells obtained...
8333755 Coupler to transfer controller motion from a robotic manipulator to an attached instrument  
A coupler to provide controller motion from a robotic manipulator includes a pin having a tip with a spherical bearing surface and a plate supported on the spherical bearing surface of the pin...
8332072 Robotic hand controller  
A robotic hand controller, having 8 Degrees of Freedom, with force feedback mechanisms in one or more and preferably all available degrees of freedom is provided. The hand controller is used with...
8328793 Device, system and method for integrating different medically applicable apparatuses  
A device for coupling at least two medically applicable instruments, which are coupled to at least two control apparatuses, includes a central control unit coupled to input and/or output...
8323297 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,...
8323272 Apparatus and methods for programming a shape-memory medical device implant  
A medical device implant made with a shape-memory material is originally produced in a “permanent” configuration. The implant is then “programmed” into a temporary (typically smaller sized)...
8323271 Sterile surgical tray  
A sterile surgical tray includes structure for receiving a plurality of surgical instruments, a pump fluid reservoir within the tray, a pump contained within the sterile tray and connected to the...
8317777 Steerable multi-linked device having multiple working ports  
A steerable multi-linked device. The device includes a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. The first mechanism defines a first plurality of grooves. The second...
8317811 Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery  
Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery that permits the simulation of the articulation movements of a surgeon finger, comprising a rigid tube (3) whose distal end has a first phalanx (4)...
8308715 Cannula stabilizer  
An apparatus and method for stabilizing a cannula to a vascular structure. The stabilizer includes a ring that circumferentially surrounds the cannula. Three or more struts extend distally from...
8303579 Surgical operation system and surgical operation method  
The surgical operation system includes a treatment section for treating a living tissue of a treatment target; an ultrasound generation section for providing ultrasound to the treatment section;...
8303622 Heart valve chordae replacement methods and apparatus  
Apparatus for attaching a prosthetic tether between a leaflet of a patient's heart valve and another portion of the patient's heart to help prevent prolapse of the leaflet and/or to otherwise...
8303576 Interchangeable surgical instrument  
A robotic medical system comprises a medical instrument assembly having a retainer, a serial array of instruments disposed in the retainer, a chamber, and an instrument driver. The robotic medical...
8303575 Tool constraint mechanism  
A mechanism which constrains the spatial location of a working or a focal point of a tool (103), has a manipulator (101) and a remote center mechanism (102) mounted thereon. The manipulator (101)...
8298213 Medical instrument  
A medical instrument comprises a funnel having a tube with opposite first and second ends, respectively, with a conical portion at the first end. Conical portion has an outer conical surface which...
8287523 Systems and methods for historical display of surgical operating parameters  
The invention is generally directed to systems and methods for medical care, and more particularly to systems and methods for historical display of surgical operating parameters. A first...
8287522 Method and apparatus for controlling a haptic device  
A method for controlling a surgical device is provided. The method includes manipulating the surgical device to perform a procedure on a patient; determining whether a relationship between an...
8282661 Multi-blade curette tool  
A multi-blade curette tool for use in spinal surgery. The curette tool includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. A handle is disposed at the first end. A curette head is...
8277442 Disposable tip apparatus 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...
8277417 Central venous catheter kit with line gripping and needle localizing devices  
A central venous catheter kit enables health care workers quickly and controllably gain ultrasound supported access to vascular tissue for catheterization. Ultrasound support requires gel for...
8277473 Manipulator system and control apparatus  
A manipulator has an operation command unit and an exchangeable working unit. The working unit comprises an end effector operable under actions of a control apparatus, and an ID retaining section...
8277443 Manipulator  
A manipulator includes a wire which is movable back and forth, a driven wire both ends of which are connected to the wire, an idle pulley, a guide pulley, a driven pulley which is movable back and...
8273076 Indicator for tool state and communication in multi-arm robotic telesurgery  
Medical and/or robotic devices, systems and methods provide an indicator associated with a manipulator assembly of a multi-arm telerobotic or telesurgical system. An example of an indicator...
8272387 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...
8267922 Phototherapy light with dual spring support neck  
A phototherapy light device for directing light onto an infant. The phototherapy light device has a base containing an illumination source and a gooseneck type of elongated neck that extends...
8267923 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...
8267924 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...
8262671 Vascular introducer having hemostatic valve with integral seal  
A vascular introducer includes a proximal hub portion with an interior bore, an elongated sheath extending distally from the hub portion, with a lumen in communication with the interior bore of...
8256319 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...
8256428 Method for treating tissue  
A method for treating tissue is provided. The method comprises introducing into a patient the distal end of a catheter. The catheter comprises a catheter shaft comprising an elongated tubing...