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9023292 Blood sampling device comprising at least one filter  
Disclosed herein is a device for sampling blood by capillarity for separating a plasma phase of the blood from the cell phase. The device is a strip and includes a filter having a membrane with no...
9014786 Device and method for opening vascular obstructions  
The present invention is directed to a device and method for opening obstructed body internal passages and for sensing and characterizing tissues and substances in contact with the device. In...
9005158 Eradication of pigmentation and scar tissue  
The invention is a non-surgical method for the eradication of pigmentation and scar tissue from an area of skin. The method comprises repeatedly puncturing the area of skin with an array of...
8992459 Apparatus and method for phacoemulsification  
Apparatus and methods for phacoemulsification combine a phacoemulsification needle having an offset feature with a handpiece capable of producing longitudinal motion to create a hybrid...
8992460 Method and apparatus for the ultrasonic cleaning of biofilm coated surfaces  
To treat body surfaces, such as the sinuses, which are coated with biofilms, the surface is irrigated and suctioned with a fluid which may contain a biocide or other chemical agent for disrupting...
8986241 Apparatus and methods for clot dissolution  
Clot disruption and dissolution are achieved using a catheter having the ability to infuse a thrombolytic agent, aspirate clot and fluid, and allow passage of a guidewire. Optionally, the catheter...
8961450 Method and apparatus for dermal delivery of a substance  
The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for delivering substances, e.g., therapeutic substances, into openings on or near a skin surface, such as hair follicles, pores and/or...
8961423 Ultrasound catheter apparatus  
Ultrasound catheter devices and methods of the present invention generally provide for ablation and/or disruption of vascular occlusions. An ultrasound transmission member, such as a wire,...
8961547 Ultrasonic surgical instruments with moving cutting implement  
In various embodiments, a surgical instrument for operation in an aqueous environment is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical instrument may include a hollow sheath and a blade...
8956376 Reentry catheter and method thereof  
The invention generally relates to method and apparatus for crossing an obstruction in a tubular member, and more particularly to a medical device method for crossing of a chronic occlusion in a...
8951274 Methods of high rate, low profile tissue removal  
Disclosed are methods and devices for removing tissue from a site in a hollow organ, where the device has a low crossing profile and is capable of removing tissue at a high rate of speed. The...
8939927 Systems and methods for small bore aspiration  
An assembly for a phacoemulsification surgical system includes an aspiration system arranged to aspirate fluid from a surgical site. The aspiration system includes an aspiration path within the...
8936027 Prevention of myocardial infraction induced ventricular expansion and remodeling  
A method for direct therapeutic treatment of myocardial tissue in a localized region of a heart having a pathological condition. The method includes identifying a target region of the myocardium...
8932232 Tissue sampling device and method  
A device and method for collecting a tissue sample. The device includes a blade comprising an anterior portion and an elongated blade body. The elongated blade body is substantially firm and the...
8920359 Device and a system for delivery of biological material  
The present invention provides a device and a system for the delivery of biological material across the biological tissue. The device may be for the programmed delivery of biological material...
8920360 Ophthalmic surgical system and control apparatus therefor  
A control apparatus for an ophthalmic surgical system for phacoemulsification of an eye lens has an optical system for generating an object region wherein at least part of the eye lens and part of...
8920448 Atherectomy devices and methods  
The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and method relate to removal of the occluding material from the blood vessels as...
8911459 Debulking catheters and methods  
A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method...
8911422 Micro-needle device  
An object of the present invention is to efficiently inject a drug (physiologically active substance). Therefore, a micro-needle device 1 comprises a base plate 2 and a micro-needle 3 installed on...
8900257 Catheter comprising a protection system for aspirating, fragmenting and extracting removable material from hollow bodies or vessels of a human or animal body  
Systems, devices, and processes for aspirating, fragmenting and extracting removable material from hollow bodies. A guide wire (11) is inserted into the hollow body (1) via an opening. Material is...
8888757 Active microneedle array  
An active microneedle array and method are provided for penetrating an outer layer of an epidermis. The active microneedle array includes a base having first and second sides. The first side of...
8887735 Modulated pulsed ultrasonic power delivery system and method  
A method and apparatus for delivering energy during a surgical procedure such as phacoemulsification is provided. The method and apparatus include applying energy during at least one pulsed energy...
8882790 Drug eluting sculpting balloon  
A plaque-modifying balloon and method for use in an endovascular procedure includes an elongated balloon that defines a longitudinal axis and is inflatable from a first deflated configuration to a...
8882697 Apparatus and methods to create and maintain an intra-atrial pressure relief opening  
The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for treating heart failure by normalizing elevated blood pressure in the left and right atria of a heart of a mammal The present disclosure...
8882756 Fluid-assisted electrosurgical devices, methods and systems  
The invention provides a bipolar electrosurgical device to treat tissue in a presence of radio frequency energy and a fluid provided from the device. In one embodiment, the device comprises a...
8876747 Micro-burst ultrasonic power delivery  
Phacoemulsification apparatus includes a phacoemulsification handpiece having a needle and an electrical system for ultrasonically vibrating said needle along with a power source for providing...
8876745 Streamlined ultrasonic device and method of use  
A phacoemulsification device has a cutting tip for insertion into an eye and contact with a cataract. The device includes a shaft having a phacoemulsification movement generator connector end, an...
8876746 Electrosurgical system and method for treating chronic wound tissue  
An electrosurgical method for treating chronic wound tissue, comprising: positioning an active electrode in close proximity to the chronic wound, the active electrode being disposed on a distal...
8870810 Method and apparatus for enhancement of transdermal transport  
According to the present invention, a method for enhancing transdermal transport is disclosed. The method includes the steps of increasing a permeability an area of a membrane with a...
8870865 Medical tool for reduced penetration force with feedback means  
A medical device for reducing the force necessary to penetrate living being tissue using a variety of reciprocating motion actuators, including piezoelectric, voice coil, solenoids, pneumatics or...
8864747 Power assisted lipoplasty  
Described are embodiments that include a device with a motor that when connected to a cannula rotates the cannula while removing adipose tissue from a surgical site. The device provides a direct...
8864709 Medical liquid supply device  
In a medical liquid supply device, a control unit controls a liquid supply driver so that a liquid flows from the liquid supply driver in a liquid supply path regardless of whether a liquid-supply...
8858492 Ophthalmic surgery kits for priming tubes for ophthalmic surgical procedures  
An ophthalmic surgery kit includes a priming vessel defining a reservoir for holding a fluid, an auxiliary aspiration channel, an irrigation channel, a handpiece channel, and an ophthalmic...
8858569 Stone retrieval device  
A kit for surgically removing stones comprising: a double barreled sheath including a first barrel and a second barrel joined side-by-side; a first connector which is engaged at the proximal end...
8852138 Modulated pulsed ultrasound power delivery system and method  
A method and apparatus for delivering energy during a surgical procedure such as phacoemulsification is provided. The method and apparatus include applying energy during at least one pulsed energy...
8852166 Ultrasonic catheter power control  
A method of treating an occlusion at a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises providing an ultrasonic catheter. The ultrasonic catheter has a distal region, a proximal region...
8845574 Weighted infusion sleeve  
An irrigation sleeve for a phacoemulsification needle is constructed with a non-uniform distribution of mass. When the sleeve is used with torsional phacoemulsification apparatus the sleeve adds...
8840626 Systems for performing gynecological procedures with simultaneous tissue cutting and removal  
Systems, methods, apparatus and devices for performing improved gynecologic and urologic procedures are disclosed. The system is configured to permit simultaneous tissue cutting and removal from a...
8840625 Systems for performing gynecological procedures with closed visualization lumen  
Systems, methods, apparatus and devices for performing improved gynecologic and urologic procedures are disclosed. An access sheath is provided with at least one lumen, and a lens attached...
8834487 Systems and methods for preventing intravasation during intrauterine procedures  
Systems, methods, apparatus and devices for performing improved gynecologic and urologic procedures are disclosed. Patient benefit is achieved through improved outcomes, reduced pain, especially...
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...
8814821 System and method for modulated surgical procedure irrigation and aspiration  
A method and apparatus for performing modulated fluid delivery and aspiration during a surgical procedure such as phacoemulsification is provided. The method and apparatus include delivering fluid...
8814894 Ultrasound handpiece  
A handpiece having at least one set of piezoelectric elements polarized to produce longitudinal motion when excited at the relevant resonant frequency. The piezoelectric crystals are connected to...
8808318 Surgical probe with increased fluid flow  
A surgical probe, e.g. a vitrectomy probe, and methods of making the same are disclosed. An exemplary surgical probe may include a tubular body and a cutting tool that is received within the body....
8801666 Device for reducing pressure variations in an aspiration branch, and surgical system  
The invention relates to a device for reducing pressure variations in a fluid flowing in an aspiration branch of a surgical system, which pressure variations are generated by a pump that delivers...
8801737 Apparatus and method for phacoemulsification  
A phacoemulsification needle having a hollow passageway terminates in a straight needle tip having a rectangular cross-sectional shape larger than the cross-sectional shape of the needle...
8790291 Ultrasound catheter devices and methods  
Ultrasound catheter devices and methods provide enhanced disruption of blood vessel obstructions. Generally, an ultrasound catheter device includes an elongate flexible catheter body with one or...
8784356 Ultrasonic endovascular clearing device  
An ultrasonic endovascular clearing device for use in a bodily lumen includes a powering handle configured to enclose one or more acoustic drivers, an acoustic amplifier and/or acoustic matching...
8784300 Devices, systems, and methods for removing empyema from a pleural cavity  
Pleural empyema removal devices are provided and enable the removal of empyema from the pleural cavity of a human or veterinary patient. The pleural empyema removal devices may be coupled with one...
8784357 Phacoemulsification hand piece with two independent transducers  
An ophthalmic surgical hand piece has a horn and two transducers. The horn has a central axis. A flange having a generally flat surface is coupled to the horn. The flange extends radially from the...