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9034000 Apparatus and method for implanting and securing the position of implantable medical device  
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation and secure positioning of implantable medical devices within a subcutaneous pocket formed by a surgeon within the patient....
9023058 Surgical instrument and method for tensioning and securing a flexible suture  
A surgical instrument may be used to apply tension to a flexible suture to close and secure a broken or cut bone (e.g. a sternum following a sternotomy). The device preferably applies an...
9011454 Suture passer with radiused upper jaw  
Described herein are suture passers that may be used for repair of the meniscus of the knee. These suture passers typically include an elongate body having a pair of arms. One or more of the arms...
9011467 Suture delivery device  
A suture-based vessel closure device can perform the dilation of an arteriotomy puncture and does not require previous dilation of the arteriotomy puncture by a separate device or by a procedural...
9005221 Knot setter  
A surgical knot setter includes an elongated shaft having a long axis and proximal and distal portions. A tip is provided at the distal end of the shaft. The tip has a loop with an interior loop...
8998932 Systems for anchoring a medical device in a body lumen  
A system for securing a device in tissue, having a sheath having a plurality of side openings; a rotatable element disposed within the sheath; and a plurality of curved projections extending from...
8998948 Manipulator  
Provided is a manipulator including a first forceps piece and a second forceps piece, which are connected by a pivotal axle and have a gripping part opened or closed on a leading end side thereof....
8992548 Method for ligating an internal body tissue  
A method for ligating an internal body tissue using an outer cylinder member and an inner cylinder member including the processes of projecting the inner cylinder from a front end of the outer...
8992570 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods  
Suture clips and suture clip loading, delivery, locking and severing devices in both catheter and endoscopic embodiments are disclosed that permit the delivery and application of suture clips...
8992550 Suture system with capsule eyelet providing multiple suture tissue fixation  
A method of suturing tissue includes driving a needle from a tool through tissue to form a channel in the tissue; inserting the needle into a capsule that is connected to a first length of suture...
8986343 Suture passing  
A surgical device includes a first member, deformable to move a pair of opposing projections toward one another. The projections are received in a pair of opposing openings in a second member, so...
8986325 Devices, systems, and methods for closing the left atrial appendage  
Described here are devices, systems and methods for closing the left atrial appendage. Some of the methods described here utilize one or more guide members having alignment members to aid in...
8974476 Vascular closure device with compaction tube suture cutting port and methods  
A tissue puncture closure device includes an anchor, a sealing plug, a compaction member, a suture, and a suture cutting member. The compaction member is configured to compress the sealing plug...
8968343 Puncturing needle assisting tool  
A puncturing needle assisting tool. A first rotating portion 122 rotates from an open to a closed position, around a first hinge connecting portion 126 as the rotating center, to the surface side...
8968341 Wound closure device  
A suturing device includes a housing having an elongated tubular member extending from a distal end thereof. A head assembly is disposed at a distal end of the elongated tubular member and is...
8951270 Surgical securement system and apparatus  
A surgical securement apparatus for selectively securing one or more ends of a cord while allowing adjustments in the tension or a full release of the cord intermittently after a prolonged period...
8951271 Surgical threading device and method for using same  
A threading device assembly for use in plastic surgery that includes a first elongated rod having first and second opposite ends, a second elongated rod having first and second opposite ends, and...
8945180 Large hole closure device  
A closure device and system for closing openings in tissue. After placing sutures in the tissue, the sutures are clamped by the closure device to hold the sutures in place and close the opening in...
8939999 Suture tensioning device  
A device for tensioning suture which includes a cannulated tube that allows a suture to be fed through at least a portion of the tube. An adjustment device (for example, a wheel or a knob) is...
8940000 Surgical instruments with flexible member attachment structures  
A surgical instrument for surgically joining tissue is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion, a pair of jaw members and at least one flexible member...
8932324 Redundant tissue closure methods and apparatuses  
A tissue closure device including a tissue eversion apparatus, and a first and a second, redundant closure element that are placed on the external surface of a tissue puncture wound to enhance the...
8932328 Length of self-retaining suture and method and device for using the same  
A method and device for anchoring a length of self-retaining suture. The method of anchoring includes providing for an assembly having a length of self-retaining suture and a suture insertion...
8926639 Apparatus and methods for tissue closure  
Apparatus and methods are provided for treating a tissue opening, for example a trocar opening used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. In a tissue closure device, a finger guard or shield...
8926640 Method and apparatus for closing an opening in thick, moving tissue  
A device for placing sutures through thick and/or moving tissue such as the wall of a beating heart. The device includes a tissue welting tip having a trough for forming a welt in a tissue...
8915927 Systems, methods and devices relating to delivery of medical implants  
Implant delivery systems are disclosed. In general overview, an exemplary system includes any number of the following: a delivery device, a sling assembly, guide members, and connectors that...
8915932 Suture loop closure device  
The present invention describes apparatus and methods for tying a filament across subcutaneous punctures. According to some embodiments, the apparatus and methods provide pre-tied knots that are...
8911461 Suture cutter and method of cutting suture  
Suture cutters and methods of cutting suture in a surgical procedure. The suture cutter may include an actuator, an intermediate cannula portion and a movable cutting assembly. The cutting...
8911457 Method of using knot pusher and suture cutter instrument  
A combined knot pusher/suture cutter device for manipulating a knotted suture to properly locate the knot relative to the tissue being sutured, and then for removing excess suture from the knot....
8911454 Suturing device  
A suturing device that sutures tissues by releasing a suture unit includes: a first anchor and a second anchor included in the suture unit; a hollow needle receiving the first and second anchors...
8906044 Knot pusher device  
A knot pusher device for deploying a plurality of pretied knots to a surgical site is provided. In one embodiment, the knot pusher device comprises a shaft, an inner tubular member, and an inner...
8906040 Systems and techniques for minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures  
A surgical system for performing gastrointestinal procedures is disclosed. The system includes an elongated body defining an endoscope lumen. The body is adapted to be inserted into the esophagus...
8899461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument for surgically joining a tissue is disclosed. The surgical instrument comprises a handle assembly, an elongate portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a pair of...
8894668 Surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument for holding a suturing needle comprises an operating section, an insert section having an insert-section distal end extension at a distal end of an insert section body, a...
8888796 Devices for tensioning barbed sutures and methods therefor  
A device for tensioning barbed sutures used for securing tissue or prosthetic devices includes a handle, and a shaft having a proximal end connected with the handle and a distal end remote...
8888849 Soft tissue repair  
A method of repairing soft tissue of a joint of a human extremity, such as a hand or foot. The method includes maintaining a metapodial bone intact; inserting a suture passing instrument into a...
8888795 Suture passer  
An apparatus includes an elongate member, an actuator, and a thread member. A portion of the elongate member defines a central axis. The elongate member defines a slot which extends along an axis...
8888791 Surgical instrument and method for tensioning and securing a flexible suture  
A surgical instrument may be used to apply tension to a flexible suture to close and secure a broken or cut bone (e.g. a sternum following a sternotomy). The device preferably applies an...
8886303 Pre-sutured anchor for implantable leads  
A pre-sutured anchor including a deformable anchor sleeve with a lumen sized to receive the therapy delivery element. An outer surface of the anchor sleeve including one or more annular...
8876843 Apparatus for placing medical implants  
An apparatus includes a carrier configured to be movably disposed within a channel defined by an elongate member. The carrier includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal...
8876841 Spinal disc anulus repair method and apparatus  
An apparatus for anulus fibrosus repair includes a shaft, a pair of curved suturing needles mounted in parallel on the shaft, and a rotational driving mechanism connected to the shaft, which is...
8876840 Medical suturing tool with multiple puncture needles  
A suture tool for fixing the gastric wall to the abdominal wall includes a first puncture needle for insertion, a suture thread, a second puncture needle for removing the suture thread, a linear...
8870897 Method and device for suture removal  
A method for manipulating a suture is provided. The method includes providing support to tissue using a snare of a suture manipulation device and ensnaring, using the snare and without moving the...
8858575 Methods and devices for the treatment of urinary incontinence  
Methods and devices for treating female stress urinary incontinence are disclosed. The methods include transvaginally accessing the pelvic cavity and introducing a suburethral sling into the...
8858621 Methods of implanting a prosthetic heart valve  
The present disclosure concerns embodiments and methods of use of an introducer that is adapted to facilitate insertion of a prosthetic device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, into a patient's...
8852212 Suturing system and assembly  
A suturing assembly is provided that is configured to pull a capsule attached to a suture through tissue. The suturing assembly includes a shaft aligned on a longitudinal axis of the suturing...
8852213 Transapical mitral valve repair device  
Methods and devices for repairing a cardiac valve. A minimally invasive procedure includes creating an access in the apex region of the heart through which one or more instruments may be inserted....
8845685 Anchor assembly and method of use  
A flexible member securing assembly to secure a flexible member relative to tissue is provided and includes a shaft, an arm, an anchor, and a flexible member grasper. The shaft extends along a...
8834493 Device and method for vascular closure  
A vascular closure delivery system is provided comprising a needle and suture delivery unit and a suture knot system. The delivery unit may comprise a tube, a leg, a tensioning device, a pusher, a...
8834497 Sub-cortical suture cutter  
An arthroscopic suture cutting device according to embodiments of the invention includes an outer tube; an inner rod including an outer surface and an aperture, a distalmost edge of a second...
8834494 Method and device for automated needle deployment  
An automated needle deployment device is provided. In one embodiment, the automated needle deployment device comprises a pusher, a needle, a tube, and an actuator. The pusher has a needle engaging...