Patents Assigned to ConMed Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200324952
    Abstract: A dispenser device for opening multiple packs of medical electrodes in a single action. The dispenser device includes a plurality of connected pouches including a first terminal pouch and a second terminal pouch. An electrode is disposed within each pouch and a seal extends along each pouch. The dispenser device also includes a tear strip that is substantially aligned with at least a portion of the seal. The tear strip can extend across all pouches. In one single tearing or pulling motion along the tear strip, each pouch of the plurality of connected pouches can be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy A. Donaldson
  • Publication number: 20200324238
    Abstract: A filter cartridge assembly is disclosed, which includes a housing having a reservoir for collecting fluids entering the housing through a gas return path, a sensor located within the reservoir for detecting a fluid level therein, and a backer plate positioned within the housing adjacent an inlet port to the reservoir and including fluid management structure to shield the sensor from fluid entering the reservoir from the gas return path through the inlet port and causing a false indication of the fluid level in the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Jones, Joseph Allen, Jonathan Teymouri, Stephanie Retureta, Rodney Crain, Mahesh Krishnamoorthy
  • Publication number: 20200315660
    Abstract: A uterine manipulator device includes: an elongated cannulated tube having proximal and distal ends, a cervical cup positioned on the elongated cannulated tube with a top distal portion of a first diameter and a base proximal portion of a second smaller diameter, and an occluder assembly comprising an occluder positioned proximally from the cervical cup on the elongated cannulated tube, the occluder having a body with at least one primary rib and at least two secondary ribs, wherein a diameter of at least one secondary rib is smaller than the diameter of the primary rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Wu, Gregory Okoniewski, Ashley Holbrooks
  • Patent number: 10792040
    Abstract: A long articulating steerable clip applier affixed to a user-operated handle. A surgical jaw assembly is attached to the other end of the clip applier. The clip applier is composed of articulating phalanges that are connected end to end by pivoting links and capable of angulations relative to one another when subjected to a tensile force. Each phalange has opposing s-shaped exterior grooves that form two continuous spiral-shaped channels for holding tension wires once the phalanges are assembled. Multiple tension wires are attached to opposite ends of adjacent phalanges. When each wire is pulled, this tensile force causes the phalanges to pivot at equivalent angles with each other. As each individual phalange pivots by an equivalent angle, the sum of these angles causes the free end of the clip applier to pivot by a large angle or a cascading actuation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pavel Menn
  • Patent number: 10792041
    Abstract: An actuator is movable between a first position and a second position to move a drive mechanism between a first configuration and a second configuration relative to a housing. A cartridge assembly configured to be removably coupled to the housing to couple such that the cartridge assembly is coupled to the drive mechanism. A first member of the drive mechanism moves a first member of the cartridge assembly to advance a surgical clip of the cartridge assembly in a distal direction when the drive mechanism is placed in the first configuration. A second member of the drive mechanism moves a second member of the cartridge assembly relative to the clamp mechanism when the drive mechanism is placed in the second configuration to transition the clamp mechanism from a first configuration to a second configuration. The clamp mechanism is configured to clamp the surgical clip when in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CONMED Corporation
    Inventors: Pavel Menn, Nathaniel Rosso
  • Patent number: 10792051
    Abstract: An orthopedic drilling system having a collection chamber positioned between a drill guide and a drill bit proximately to the flute of the drill bit to evacuate debris and swarf from a drilling site. The drill bit may be cannulated to define a throughbore in communication with an irrigation inlet. The drill guide can reciprocate into and out of a hub and be connection to a suction source. The flute of the drill bit may have a first outer diameter that is larger than a second outer diameter of an intermediate portion of the drill bit positioned proximately to the flute to define the chamber between the drill bit and the drill guide. Alternatively, the drill guide may have a first inner diameter positioned about the flute of the drill bit and a second, larger inner diameter proximate to the flute to define the collection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Adam J. Kohler, Andrew Kam, Philip Lahey, James Hutter, Joseph A. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20200305928
    Abstract: A gas circulation system is disclosed for performing robotically assisted surgical procedures in a surgical cavity of a patient, which includes a multi-lumen tube set including a dual lumen portion having a pressurized gas line and a return gas line, and a single lumen portion having a gas supply and sensing line, a valve sealed access cap for cooperative reception with a first robotic cannula and having an inlet path for communicating with the gas supply and sensing line of the tube set, and a gas sealed access cap for cooperative reception with a second robotic cannula and having an inlet path for communicating with the pressurized gas line of the tube set and an outlet path for communicating with the return gas line of the tube set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Emily Thompson, Corey London Brenner
  • Publication number: 20200297348
    Abstract: A surgical clip for a clip applier to ligate vessels. The clip contains two opposing legs connected in parallel by an apex to form a U-shape. Each leg has an outer surface with a half-round cross-sectional configuration for minimizing tissue damage by preventing clip scissoring during ligation. Each leg has an inner surface with a flat central surface, two concave grooves on opposing sides of the central surface, and two convex ridges on opposing sides of each groove. As a vessel is ligated, vessel tissue moves into the concave grooves while remaining frictionally engaged by the compressive forces applied by the central surfaces and convex ridges of leg so that the clip does not move on the vessel. The edges of the grooves and the edges of the ridges of each leg are rounded to prevent any cutting of the ligated vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: CONMED Corporation
    Inventor: Pavel Menn
  • Publication number: 20200289157
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for controlling the performance of a pneumatically sealed trocar, wherein the system includes a controller for delivering variable DC voltage to a DC motor, a DC motor operatively connected to the controller for driving a pump operatively connected to a pneumatically sealed trocar, a pump driven by the DC motor for circulating pressurized gas through the pneumatically sealed trocar, and a sensor for sensing pressure and flow parameters between the pump and the pneumatically sealed trocar to provide a feedback control signal to the controller so that the controller can vary the voltage delivered to the DC motor to affect the output pressure and flow of the pump during a laparoscopic surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20200281712
    Abstract: Devices for fixation of a soft tissue graft at a surgical site. A suspensory graft fixation device (100) for securing a replacement graft ligament in a bone tunnel includes an elongated anchor member (102) with top (114) and bottom (116) surfaces, and adjacent first (110) and second (112) suture receiving apertures extending from the top surface to the bottom surface thereof. A graft supporting loop element is attached to the anchor member and is formed of a suture (104) having first and second limbs (124, 126). The suture is threaded through the first and second suture receiving apertures such that first and second loops (132, 134) are formed in the suture. The first and second loops extend from the bottom surface, while the first and second limbs extend from the top surface. A splice (136) is formed in the second limb extending from the top surface and the first limb extends through the splice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Kam
  • Publication number: 20200268427
    Abstract: A driver assembly with a rotatable and interchangeable cannulated driver shaft for drilling a variety of fasteners. The driver assembly includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end with a first channel extending from the distal end into the elongated body and a second channel extending from a first side of the elongated body into the elongated body. The driver assembly also includes a locking mechanism connected within the elongated body. The locking mechanism is rotatable between a first configuration and a second configuration. A cannulated driver shaft is removably attached to the locking mechanism and is rotatable between the first configuration and the second configuration via the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew P. Muser, Andrew Kam
  • Publication number: 20200261102
    Abstract: A drill guide arm for providing guidance for placement of a bone tunnel, while protecting against trauma. The guide arm includes a first arm at a proximal end connected at an angle to a second arm, the second arm extending to a distal end. The angle can be within the range of 80°-110°. The second arm extends along a first axis. The guide arm also includes a distal tip extending at a second angle from the second arm at the distal end, and an indicator feature extending from the distal tip toward the first arm. The indicator feature extends along a second axis, the second axis being substantially parallel to the first axis. The guide arm can also include a shield feature of the distal tip. The shield feature has a width wider than the remainder of the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kam, Andrew Muser, Kalifa A. Clarke, Peter Verdonk, Björn G. Barenius, Seth L. Sherman, Brian R. Wolf, Timothy Spalding
  • Patent number: 10736755
    Abstract: A workstation having a pair of posts on either side of a clamping plate where a donor bone may be placed on sequentially cut in three separate cutting paths. Cutting gates are attached to the posts and used to provide cutting paths that can be precisely oriented with respect to the meniscus of the donor bone part using visual alignment without any manual measurements. The graft is affixed to a machining clamp and shaved to appropriately shape the sides and form a radius on the bottom of the graft. A tibia is then prepared by using a drill guide to form a pilot hole and then to drill out a large hole for the graft. The drilled hole is expanded and shaped using a rod guide and chisel and then a rasp. The shaped graft may then be implanted into the shaped hole and sutured in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian E. Bosworth, Peter C. Miller
  • Patent number: 10736657
    Abstract: A system for performing an endoscopic surgical procedure in a surgical cavity of a patient that includes a multi-lumen tube set including a dual lumen portion having a pressurized gas line and a return gas line for facilitating gas recirculation relative to the surgical cavity of the patient, and a single lumen portion having a gas supply and sensing line for delivering insufflation gas to the surgical cavity of the patient and for periodically sensing pressure within the surgical cavity of the patient, a first gas sealed single lumen access port communicating with the dual lumen portion of the tube set and a second valve sealed single lumen access port communicating with the single lumen portion of the tube set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Publication number: 20200238025
    Abstract: An insufflation and smoke evacuation system for use during laparoscopic surgical procedures in an abdominal cavity of a patient is disclosed that includes a pump for circulating pressurized gas within the system, and a dual lumen cannula configured to provide access to the abdominal cavity of a patient, which includes a first lumen communicating with a source of insufflation fluid and a second lumen communicating with the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Yue-Sing Tang, Kenneth Blier, Ralph Stearns, Kurt Azarbarzin, Dominick Mastri
  • Publication number: 20200222064
    Abstract: A multi-barrel drill guide with an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis having a proximal end and a distal end, an elongated distal guide tube attached to and extending from the distal end of the elongated body, and a handle extending from the elongated body between the proximal end and the distal end. The elongated body has a first channel extending from the proximal end to the distal end and a second channel extending from the proximal end to the distal end at an angle relative to the first channel. The first channel and the second channel intersect at a convergence area at the distal end. A drill bit is movable in a slidable manner within the second channel, and a driver loaded with a suture anchor is movable in a slidable manner within the first channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Thibodeau, Matthew C. Summitt, Gregory A. Alfonso, Robert A. Rofman, Erika T. Calvert, Peter Miller
  • Publication number: 20200214692
    Abstract: A locking suture construct having suture material with a first end and a second end, each attached to a first body in a slidable manner, a constricting member formed in the second end of the suture material, and a bight in the suture material between the first end and the second end. The bight can be pulled through the constricting member around a second body to create a locking loop. The first end and the second end are passed through the locking loop. Pulling the first end increases a perimeter of the locking loop and moves the constricting member toward the second body. When the constricting member reaches the second body, pulling the first end reduces the perimeter of the locking loop and moves/rotates the constricting member around the second body toward the first body to hold the first body in relative position to the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventor: Grady Breslich
  • Publication number: 20200214689
    Abstract: An anchor includes an expandable member configured to increase in size from a first pre-deployed condition to a second deployed condition; and a filament having a first filament end and a second filament end, and positioned in contacting relation to the expandable member in the second deployed condition. The anchor may also include a flat fibrous construct having a first end and a second end, and wherein the filament passes through the fibrous construct. The flat fibrous construct includes a first state in which the flat fibrous construct is uncompressed and extends along the longitudinal axis of the filament when in an unfolded and pre-deployed condition; and a second state in which the flat fibrous construct is compressed and expanded in a direction perpendicular to longitudinal axis of the filament in a deployed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian Bosworth, Ryo Isshiki
  • Patent number: 10702306
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for controlling the performance of a pneumatically sealed trocar, wherein the system includes a controller for delivering variable DC voltage to a DC motor, a DC motor operatively connected to the controller for driving a pump operatively connected to a pneumatically sealed trocar, a pump driven by the DC motor for circulating pressurized gas through the pneumatically sealed trocar, and a sensor for sensing pressure and flow parameters between the pump and the pneumatically sealed trocar to provide a feedback control signal to the controller so that the controller can vary the voltage delivered to the DC motor to affect the output pressure and flow of the pump during a laparoscopic surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10702277
    Abstract: A surgical clip for a clip applier to ligate vessels. The clip contains two opposing legs connected in parallel by an apex to form a U-shape. Each leg has an outer surface with a half-round cross-sectional configuration for minimizing tissue damage by preventing clip scissoring during ligation. Each leg has an inner surface with a flat central surface, two concave grooves on opposing sides of the central surface, and two convex ridges on opposing sides of the each groove. As a vessel is ligated, vessel tissue moves into the concave grooves while remaining frictionally engaged by the compressive forces applied by the central surfaces and convex ridges of each leg so that the clip does not move on the vessel. The edges of the grooves and the edges of the ridges of each leg are rounded to prevent any cutting of the ligated vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pavel Menn