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9039685 Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings  
A surgical instrument is provided, including: at least one articulatable arm having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one joint region disposed between the distal and proximal ends; an...
9039684 Power regulated medical underskin irradiation treatment system for manual movement  
A system and method for controllably releasing radiation in percutaneous radiation treatment is provided. In a preferred embodiment, a laser is coupled to an optical fiber that is inserted below...
9039686 Steerable laser probe  
A steerable laser probe may include a handle, and inner bore of the handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, and an optic fiber disposed within the inner bore of the handle...
9034024 Method for treatment of varicocele  
A minimally invasive method for treating varices in especially sensitive areas, including pelvic varices in females, varicoceles, and also oesophageal varices is presented. The method comprises...
8992514 Ablation techniques for the treatment of atrial fibrillation  
A catheter device provides a balloon structure and a side-firing laser lumen within the balloon to create lesions in the pulmonary vein (PV) in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Mounted on the...
8992513 Endovascular plasma treatment device and method of use  
A device and method for treating a hollow anatomical structure using matter in a plasma state. Device includes a tubular delivery device comprising a tubular body, a hub, and a distal end, wherein...
8985121 Method and device for valve repair  
A method and a device for minimally invasive treatment of diseased deep and superficial venous valves are disclosed. Treatment seeks to repair/rejuvenate dysfunctional valve by reducing the...
8986291 Methods and systems for capturing and removing urinary stones from body cavities  
A stone capture device comprises a shaft with a deployable sweeping structure at its distal end. The shaft is adapted to be removably placed over and connected to a conventional ureteroscope. The...
8986292 Optical feedback RF ablator and ablator tip  
An ablation catheter comprises an elongated catheter body; at least one ablation element disposed in a distal portion which is adjacent the distal end of the catheter body; an illumination optical...
8985119 Method and apparatus for optical stimulation of nerves and other animal tissue  
A nerve-stimulation device and method using light to provide a source of precise stimulation on one or more nerve fibers. In some embodiments, this simulation is provided through a device and...
8979830 Treatment of cellulite and adipose tissue with mid-infrared radiation  
An apparatus that will alter the fibrous strands in the fatty layers of the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite and adipose tissue. Electromagnetic energy is used to selectively shrink or...
8983257 Therapeutic light delivery apparatus, method, and system  
An optical delivery apparatus is disclosed including: an optical fiber extending between a distal end having a distal end face and a proximal end having a proximal end face, an optical element...
8967883 Modular surgical laser systems  
Laser emission systems for surgical and other therapeutic uses are herein disclosed. In the preferred embodiments, different laser control systems are disclosed each capable of multiple,...
8961040 Modular surgical laser systems  
Laser emission systems for surgical and other therapeutic uses are herein disclosed. In the preferred embodiments, different laser control systems are disclosed each capable of multiple,...
8956363 Methods, systems and devices for optical stimulation of target cells using an optical transmission element  
Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. In one such device, target cells are stimulated using an implantable device. The...
8936593 Device, apparatus, and method of adipose tissue treatment  
An improved procedure for performing liposuction is obtained by utilizing a needle that includes a laser source conductor with one end of the needle being configured for insertion into a target...
8936592 Laser tissue ablation system  
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a laser ablation system. In one embodiment, the laser ablation system comprises a shaft, a balloon, a laser fiber and a viewing fiber. The shaft has a...
8926601 Laser plasma modulator system for endoscopy and endocavitary surgery  
An improved system for safe and efficient generation of plasmas and vapors bubbles with continuous wave radiations and low levels of power densities, sufficient to treat medical pathologies and to...
8911432 Apparatus for medical treatment of tissue by means of laser light  
An apparatus for medical treatment by means of laser light includes an optical conducting fiber which has a curved light emission end and includes a core, a cladding arranged above the core for...
8911433 Methods and apparatus related to a distal end of a side-fire optical fiber having multiple capillary components  
In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a first capillary component. A second capillary component may be disposed outside of the first capillary component and may have an inner surface,...
8908740 Light emitting device  
A light emitting device, comprises: a light source that emits excitation light; a light guide that propagates the excitation light, and in which the refractive index of the center part (core) of a...
8893722 Surgical endoscopic cutting device and method for its use  
A surgical endoscopic cutting device includes cutting elements fitted in a protective tube. The device has an inlet for fluid, a discharge outlet for tissue and fluid, and a further outlet that...
8894636 Minimally invasive surgical system for CO2 lasers  
A Minimally Invasive Surgical Laser Hand-piece (“MISLH”) for use with a probe is described. The MISLH has a MISLH proximal end and MISLH distal end, and the MISLH may include an optical coupler...
8887733 Endovascular treatment apparatus and method  
An endovascular sheath device for use with a thermal treatment apparatus is provided. The device includes a longitudinal tube which is designed to receive a thermal treatment device and is...
8888767 Diode laser induced vapor/plasma mediated medical procedures and device  
An improved method and device for safe and efficient medical applications is provided. In a preferred embodiment, based on using the inherent benefits of laser diodes (such as efficient power...
8888378 Methods and apparatus related to a launch connector portion of a ureteroscope laser-energy-delivery device  
In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an optical fiber made of a silica-based material. A proximal end portion of the optical fiber has an outer-layer portion. The proximal end portion can be...
8891924 Magnetic-anchored robotic system  
A surgical system includes an external anchor, an internal anchor and an instrument. The external anchor is adapted to be positioned outside a body. The internal anchor is adapted to be inserted...
8882754 Multiple sclerosis therapeutic methods using therapeutic ablation devices and systems  
Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of...
8882656 Diagnostic catheter using a vacuum for tissue positioning  
A diagnostic catheter and method of use for analyzing tissue is provided. A method for analyzing tissue in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes inserting a catheter...
8870858 Methods and apparatus related to a side-fire assembly that has an optical grating  
An apparatus may include an optical fiber having an angled grating aligned along a plane non-normal to a longitudinal axis of a distal end portion of the optical fiber. The angled grating may be...
8870857 Waveguide neural interface device  
A waveguide neural interface device including: a neural device implantable in tissue and including an array of electrode sites that electrically communicate with their surroundings, in which the...
8864755 Device and method for endovascular treatment for causing closure of a blood vessel  
An endovascular treatment method for causing closure of a blood vessel is provided. The method includes inserting into a blood vessel an optical fiber having a core through which a laser light...
8864754 Device and method for endovascular treatment for causing closure of a blood vessel  
An endovascular laser treatment device for causing closure of a blood vessel uses an optical fiber adapted to be inserted into a blood vessel. An inner sleeve is arranged around a distal portion...
8840604 Surgical aimer  
The present disclosure relates to a surgical aimer including a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a handle coupled to the proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a...
8842963 Reducing reflection at termination of optical fiber in a small volume  
A method and structure for terminating an optical fiber are disclosed that provide an optical fiber termination structure with a small volume and very low return loss, even when the termination is...
8840606 Method of treating a blood vessel with an optical fiber having a spacer  
An endovascular laser treatment device designed to be used with an optical fiber to treat venous diseases such as varicose veins is provided. The device includes a spacer that positions the distal...
8840605 Steerable laser probe  
A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle proximal end and a handle distal end, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing sleeve, a shape memory sleeve at least partially...
8834458 Urological diode laser systems having a glass-fiber application system  
The invention relates to a system for medicinal treatment, in particular for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH, for use in the event of tumor resection or for use in thoracic surgery. The...
8834457 Modular surgical laser systems  
Laser emission systems for surgical and other therapeutic uses are herein disclosed. In the preferred embodiments, different laser control systems are disclosed and disposable tips and fiber with...
8821483 Initiation sequences for ramping-up pulse power in a medical laser having high-intensity leading subpulses  
A gradual ramp-up of output power in a medical laser prevents rapid temperature rise at a fiber tip of a laser handpiece when residual contamination from a prior medical procedure remains on the...
8814921 Tissue ablation and cautery with optical energy carried in fluid stream  
Methods and systems for modifying tissue use a pressurized fluid stream carrying coherent light energy. The methods and systems may be used for resecting and debulking soft and hard biological...
8795264 Method for decreasing the size and/or changing the shape of pelvic tissues  
Methods for decreasing the size and/or changing the shape of pelvic tissues. Energy, preferably radio frequency or laser energy, may be applied to endopelvic fascia or other subcutaneous tissue...
8790332 Laser applicator  
The laser applicator includes a catheter (10) having a proximal section (10a), a midsection (10b) and a distal end section (10c). It contains a light guide, the light of which is output in a...
8781275 Laser assembly with shock absorber  
Embodiments of the invention include an apparatus including an optical fiber having a distal end configured to emit a beam of energy. The apparatus also includes a tube including a tube channel....
8771263 Device, apparatus, and method of adipose tissue treatment  
An improved procedure for performing liposuction is obtained by utilizing a needle that includes a laser source conductor with one end of the needle being configured for insertion into a target...
8758333 Laser-assisted guidewire having a variable stiffness shaft  
Embodiments of the present invention comprise a fiber optic guidewire having a hypotube with a plurality of openings that provide variable stiffness and tracking characteristics between at least...
8734436 Laser catheter for bypass surgery and assembly comprising said catheter  
The invention is directed to a laser catheter (1) for bypass surgery, wherein the distal part (2) of the catheter (1) is provided with: a tubular arrangement (3) of optical fibers (4) having...
8734434 Skin cooling for a dermatologic treatment procedure  
A skin cooling method for a dermatologic treatment procedure, by which a skin target region is exposed for a specified duration to irradiation with electromagnetic energy emitted from an...
8728063 Antimicrobial layer for optical output window  
Light-source treatment devices such as dermatological or cosmetic devices include a skin contacting surface layer that is antimicrobial. The antimicrobial skin contacting surface layer enhances...
8721631 Twister fiber optic systems and their use in medical applications  
An improved device and method for safe, accurate and efficient surgical procedures are disclosed. The disclosed device is an optical fiber set with an asymmetric distal end configuration,...