With Surgical Implement Retaining Means Patents (Class 128/852)
  • Patent number: 10426559
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for compensating for compression in elongated shafts of medical instruments. Medical instruments can include elongated shafts that may experience compression when articulated. The medical instruments can be attached to instrument positioning devices that are configured to move the medical instruments to compensate for this compression. For example, an instrument positioning device can advance a medical instrument to compensate for compression in an elongated shaft of the medical instrument. In some instances, the amount of compression is determined using a compression compensation parameter. The compression compensation parameter can be determined during a calibration process of the medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Chauncey F. Graetzel, June Gyu Park
  • Patent number: 10105482
    Abstract: An enveloping assembly and method for sterilized and static resistant ordering of medical wiring and tubes holds elongated electrical and tubular members for ordering, to prevent the elongated members from tangling or falling into a disorganized arrangement, especially near a medical procedure. The assembly comprises an outer panel defined by a flexible, sterilized fabric. An inner panel is disposed coplanar to the outer panel, lying within the edges of the outer panel. The inner panel is flexible and static charge resistant. The inner panel enables enveloping of the elongated members while preventing static discharge. The inner panel envelopes the elongated members by moving opposing edges of the inner panel to form a unitary sleeve, wherein the outer panel can envelope the unitary sleeve to protect the assembly from contamination. A fastener joins with the outer panel to fasten the unitary sleeve closed and detachably attach to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Laina M. Holland
  • Patent number: 10098700
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device comprises a surgical drape having a fenestration formed therein and a nerve stimulator attached to an outward side of the surgical drape. One or more electrical conductors may also be attached to the drape and to the nerve stimulator. An electroconductive material may be arranged on a patient-facing side of the surgical drape. A connector may be attached to the surgical drape, which connector terminates an electrical conductor and is configured to permit attachment of an external nerve block needle. The attached nerve stimulator may be configured to provide a time-out indication. In another embodiment, the device comprises a surgical drape having at least one electrical conductor attached to the drape. At least one second connector may be attached to the surgical drape and configured to be in electrical communication with, and terminate, a second end of one or more electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Admir Hadzic
  • Patent number: 9566104
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reduction forceps comprising a first rod and a second rod, which are supported on a swivel joint defining an axis of rotation such that they are pivotable relative to one another, the first rod comprising on one side of the swivel joint a first jaw and the second rod comprising, on the same side of the swivel joint, a second jaw provided for cooperation with the first jaw, both said jaws having defined thereon contact points for contacting a bone or a bone plate, said contact points being movable in a common pivoting plane, which comprises the swivel joint and in which the axis of rotation extends perpendicularly, and at least one of the jaws being sectionwise displaced in the direction of a plane extending parallel to the pivoting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Kohler
  • Patent number: 9314075
    Abstract: A baby changing station for storing and organizing baby supplies has been developed. The station includes a quilted storage bag with a central storage compartment, multiple storage pockets attached to the front and two insulated bottle holders attached on the sides. Additionally, two loops attached to each end of the storage bag so that a carrying strap may be used. The station also includes a flap for closing the storage bag. The flap is elongated and suitable for holding the storage bag in position when it is inserted in between a bed mattress and bed box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Candace Sparks
  • Patent number: 9254170
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an end effector, a shaft assembly, and an interface assembly. The end effector is operable to manipulate tissue, the shaft assembly is in communication with the end effector and a portion of the shaft assembly extends proximally from the end effector. The interface assembly is in communication with the shaft assembly. The interface assembly comprises a housing portion, a shaft cartridge, and a base portion. The housing portion can engage the shaft cartridge. The shaft cartridge is able to rotate and articulate the end effector, and the shaft assembly extends from the shaft cartridge. The base portion and the housing portion are able to enclose the shaft cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra K. Parihar, David T. Martin, Gregory W. Johnson, William J. White
  • Patent number: 9180257
    Abstract: Adapters for utilizing a syringe or pen injector with a subcutaneous injection port to deliver a therapeutic substance through the injection port and methods of using the adapters are provided. A syringe adapter has a body having a first end and a second end. The first end of the body is configured to receive and engage the end of a syringe so that the cannula of the syringe is held at a fixed position with the respect to the adapter. The second end of the adapter configured to mate with a mating portion of the injection port. When the second end of the adapter engages the mating portion of the injection port, the adapter assures that the cannula of the syringe is properly aligned with the subcutaneous injection port and assures that the cannula penetrates the injection port to the proper depth. Adapters for use with pen style delivery systems are also disclosed. Additionally, an adapter to facilitate loading a syringe with a therapeutic substance from a vial is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Walters, Bradley S. Thomas, Katherine Stanton
  • Publication number: 20150101616
    Abstract: A procedure kit that removably retains components to be used during a medical procedure, such as the insertion of a catheter into a patient, is disclosed. The procedure kit is securable to a surface or structure such that the kit is positioned as desired by the clinician, thus minimizing chances that the kit will fall to the ground or undesirably move. In one embodiment, the procedure kit comprises a body defining a plurality of pockets that are sized to removably receive therein components for use in the medical procedure, an openable flap that covers at least a portion of the pockets; and an adhesive portion included on a portion of the body to enable the procedure kit to be secured to a structure or surface proximate to the patient, such as the sterile drape covering the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Heather R. Murphy, Angela D. Grosklags, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Bradley W. Zentgraf, Russell L. Bjorklund
  • Patent number: 8944069
    Abstract: Medical devices, medical procedure trays, kits and related methods are provided for use to perform medical procedures that require access to the interior of a bone. The devices, trays and methods allow multiple use of non-sterile medical devices with sterile medical devices for performing medical procedures requiring sterile conditions. A coupler assembly, capable of releasably attaching to a non-sterile medical device at one end and releasably attaching to one or more sterile medical devices at another end, and further comprising a containment bag which allows maintaining sterility of a non-sterile medical device which may be used in conjunction with sterile medical devices and procedures. The devices, trays, kits and methods enable the performance of multiple medical procedures with a single insertion into bone. For example, a vertebral procedure such as a vertebroplasty may be performed along with biopsy and/or bone marrow aspiration procedures, thereby reducing patient trauma and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vidacare Corporation
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, Eric W. Eisbrenner
  • Patent number: 8944068
    Abstract: A pouch formed from sheet material that is commonly referred to as a drape. The pouch is formed by folding the drape, which has a tacky surface, on itself and placing fasteners through holes punched in the drape which ensures the pouch maintains is maintained. The pouch catches medical instruments that may slide off of the drape, preventing the medical instruments from failing to the floor and becoming contaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Stanley Taub, Thomas Butsch
  • Publication number: 20150020813
    Abstract: The present invention is an anesthesia machine cover and method intended to address the dual problems of cleanliness and organization of anesthesia equipment during surgery and is intended for single patient use. The device covers anesthesia equipment quickly prior to surgery and prevents contamination while providing for better containment and organization of ancillary equipment used for each procedure. The cover is easily removable for disposal post procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Murlikrishna KANNAN, Sushmitha SANTHOSH
  • Patent number: 8746252
    Abstract: A sterile drape, a surgical system with the drape, and a draping method are provided. In one embodiment, a sterile drape includes a plurality of drape pockets, each of the drape pockets including an exterior surface to be adjacent a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure and an interior surface to be adjacent a non-sterile instrument manipulator coupled to a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system. The drape further includes a plurality of flexible membranes at a distal face of each of the drape pockets for interfacing between outputs of an instrument manipulator and inputs of a respective surgical instrument, and a rotatable seal adapted to couple a proximal opening of each of the drape pockets to a rotatable element at a distal end of the manipulator arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony K. McGrogan, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 8739797
    Abstract: A draping system provides a continuous sterile field between a patient incision area and one or more medical practitioners. The draping system has a quick release system incorporated into the drape that enables a medical practitioner to separate from the continuous sterile field without disrupting the sterile field around the practitioner or the patient. The draping system may include an abbreviated practitioner gown, a drain and an integral patient incision area or a flap for extending the continuous sterile field around to one or more additional operating room tables. A modular drape and gown system extends the sterile field beyond the operating table allowing practitioners to couple to the extended field. A tent provides an enclosed sterile field useful in mobile or other non operating room surgical environments. Integral lighting and information displays facilitate field surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 8720448
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system configured to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures. In one variation, this robotic surgical system includes an instrument driver configured to steer an elongate instrument of an instrument assembly in one or more degrees of motion. A drape is disposed between the instrument driver and the instrument assembly. A drive interface apparatus is operatively coupled to the drape. The drape and drive interface apparatus may form a fluid barrier between the instrument driver and the instrument assembly. Drive interface apparatus may be disposed on a top surface of the instrument driver and on a bottom surface of the instrument assembly. The drive interface apparatus may transmit torque from the instrument driver to the instrument assembly. The input torque drives a pulley in the instrument assembly that operates one or more control wires to steer an elongate instrument of the instrument assembly for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Reis, Gregory J. Stahler, Gregory Francis Hirth, Enrique Romo
  • Patent number: 8707961
    Abstract: A Mayo stand cover and integrated medical waste refuse container that includes a pair of thin plastic sheets sealed together to cover the top and bottom of a Mayo stand with a liquid barrier and a strategically positioned, substantially rectangular visually clear sealable plastic refuse container sheet attached in a specific area of the Mayo stand cover to be positioned vertically perpendicular to the Mayo stand. The refuse container allows surgical personnel direct access for disposing of surgical waste and a visual opportunity to determine what has been placed in the refuse bag for counting purposes, and prevents waste material from falling out during removal of the Mayo stand cover after surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Saba Jazmin Kazravan
  • Patent number: 8678009
    Abstract: The sterile cover system for sterilely covering a medical technical robot arm with a connecting element, having a receiving bore with an inner wall, for endoscopic devices, is provided with a sack-shaped drape for enclosing the connecting element. The drape comprises a film tube which is adapted to the receiving bore for covering the inner wall, and a guiding element which is removably attached to a first end of the film tube, adapted to the receiving bore and extends into the film tube in an initial state of the sterile cover system. The film tube can be inserted into and guided through the receiving bore by means of the guiding element such that a surface of the film tube, facing inward in an initial state of the sterile cover system, faces the inner wall of the receiving bore in a state in which the film tube is guided through the receiving bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Deutsches Zentrum fur Lurft-und Raumfahrt E.V
    Inventor: Ulrich Hagn
  • Publication number: 20140069436
    Abstract: A pillow drape for use with a thermal medical treatment apparatus or device is provided. The drape includes a sterilized sheet for covering the warming medical device that covers the device body and a basin that is used to store a warming liquid. The pillow drape includes an enclosure having a support member therein to support a medical instrument, such as a surgical scope, during warming of the scope. The support member can be housed between first and second sections of the pillow drape sheet in a pocket portion. The support member can be positioned on an extension shelf added to the warming device to provide additional storage room while not taking up room in the surgical or medical room. Additionally, a cord hook can be attached to the medical device to aid in routing a power cord for the device away from traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Heidi Frances Khalil, Raymond Wilson Tsang, David Alan Daugherty, John Alan Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140069437
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to robotically controlled systems, such as medical robotic systems. In one variation, a robotic catheter system is configured with a sterile barrier capable for transmitting a rotary force from a drive system on one side of the barrier to surgical tool on the other side of the sterile barrier for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Modularized drive systems for robotics are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Reis, Gregory F. Hirth, Enrique Romo
  • Patent number: 8656924
    Abstract: The subject devices and methods retain surgical instruments and sterile portions of any accompanying cables within sterile surgical fields. One such surgical device includes a surgical instrument for performing surgical procedures within a sterile field. A cable is attached to the surgical instrument for connecting the surgical instrument located within the sterile field to support equipment located outside the sterile field. A self-retracting coil is operatively connected to the surgical instrument. The self-retracting coil is adapted and configured to be anchored within the sterile field to ensure that the surgical instrument and the sterile portion of the cable remain within the sterile field during performance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tenzin, LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Publication number: 20130327663
    Abstract: A surgical instrument holder that can be affixed to a surgical drape and provide a receptacle for holding surgical instrument during an operation. The surgical instrument holder has an elongated hollow body with an outwardly flared top to facilitate inserting an instrument therein. A connection system allows the user to couple a plurality of surgical instrument holders together to facilitate the holding of multiple instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Brett Telford
  • Patent number: 8602031
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to robotically controlled systems, such as medical robotic systems. In one variation, a robotic catheter system is configured with a sterile barrier capable for transmitting a rotary force from a drive system on one side of the barrier to surgical tool on the other side of the sterile barrier for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Modularized drive systems for robotics arc also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Reis, Gregory Francis Hirth, Enrique Romo
  • Patent number: 8573225
    Abstract: The subject devices and methods retain surgical instruments and sterile portions of any accompanying cables within sterile surgical fields. One such surgical device includes a surgical instrument for performing surgical procedures within a sterile field. A cable is attached to the surgical instrument for connecting the surgical instrument located within the sterile field to support equipment located outside the sterile field. A self-retracting coil is operatively connected to the surgical instrument. The self-retracting coil is adapted and configured to be anchored within the sterile field to ensure that the surgical instrument and the sterile portion of the cable remain within the sterile field during performance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tenzin, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Glazer, John Finkenberg
  • Publication number: 20130269713
    Abstract: Surgical appliance kit and system for releasably securing a surgical appliance to a surgical field and method of assembling the surgical appliance kit. The surgical appliance kit and system comprises a surgical tray having the surgical appliance and a plurality of hook-and-loop attachment members disposed thereon. A cover is attached to the surgical tray and covers the surgical appliance and the plurality of attachment members. In use, a “hook” attachment member is adhesively attached to the surgical appliance and a “loop” attachment member is adhesively attached to the surgical field. The hook attachment member is placed into engagement with the loop attachment member. In this manner, the surgical appliance is releasably secured to the surgical field, so that the surgical appliance will not inadvertently fall from the surgical field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: PHONG DUY BUI, Ruel Flores SALVADOR
  • Patent number: 8555892
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the present invention provides a protective sterile drape for a Mayo surgical tray stand that has a self-disposing feature, the ability at the end of a surgical procedure to draw the drape around the disposable instrument tray, disposable instruments and disposable surgical waste and secure the drape and its contents with a provided closure device to produce a closed container suitable for disposal. In preferred embodiments, the drape further includes a disposable instrument tray, consumable supplies and disposable instruments that are selected for a specific procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: OBP Corporation
    Inventor: Craig D. Traub
  • Publication number: 20130199544
    Abstract: A magnetic drape comprises a drape body made of a flexible material. The drape body has a panel portion having an undersurface adapted to be laid on an uneven body and a top surface, and a given thickness between the undersurface and the top surface. A plurality of magnet units are within the flexible material of the drape body, with each said magnet unit comprising a shielding material in the shape of a cup oriented to have a bottom wall facing toward the undersurface of the drape body, and a magnet received at least partially in the cup. The magnet comprises two or more sections arranged to expose opposite polarity on a top surface of the magnetic drape, with each said section having opposite polarities oriented vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Fortier, Valérie Zaphiratos, Howard Burman, Daniel Spooner, René Gosselin, Richard Côté
  • Publication number: 20130152946
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein comprise a surgical drape that can include a sheet having an upper portion and a lower portion, one or a plurality of pockets can be associated with the lower portion of the sheet, and one or a plurality of instruments, sponges, or the like that can be retained within the pockets. The drape can include one or a plurality of tethers that can be attached at one end to a pocket and at the other end to an instrument or sponge such that the instrument or sponge can be accounted for during medical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: James Peter Sosnowski
  • Patent number: 8464721
    Abstract: A retracting eye drape assembly is disclosed for use around a patient's eye to seclude and seal off the operative field during eye surgery. The drape assembly includes a retraction member connected to the drape and configured to engage the patient's eyelid, an extension member connected to the retraction member or to the drape and configured to substantially enclose the patient's eyelid, and a retraction flap configured to secure the patient's eyelid in a substantially retracted position. A method of applying an eye drape assembly is disclosed. After application of the drape to the patient's face, and while the patient's eyelid is closed, the patient's eyelid is engaged by a retraction member connected to the drape and retracted. While retracted, the patient's eyelid is substantially enclosed to seclude the eyelid and eyelashes from the operational area. The secluded eyelid and eyelashes are then secured in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Peter Davis
  • Patent number: 8459265
    Abstract: A drape having a pair of elongated sheets connected at distal ends to define a skirt, with opposing side walls in a first portion of the elongated sheets having a first width and in a second portion having a different width so the drape has a stair-step structure, with a paper and plastic laminated first and second tier panels attached to the elongated sheets in spaced-relation and a central panel attached therebetween, for covering a tiered surgical operating table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Variamed, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Young, Scott D. Hodges, S. Craig Humphreys
  • Patent number: 8439043
    Abstract: A retracting eye drape assembly is disclosed for use around a patient's eye to seclude and seal off the operative field during eye surgery. The drape assembly includes a retraction member connected to the drape and configured to engage the patient's eyelid, an extension member connected to the retraction member or to the drape and configured to substantially enclose the patient's eyelid, and a retraction flap configured to secure the patient's eyelid in a substantially retracted position. A method of applying an eye drape assembly is disclosed. After application of the drape to the patient's face, and while the patient's eyelid is closed, the patient's eyelid is engaged by a retraction member connected to the drape and retracted. While retracted, the patient's eyelid is substantially enclosed to seclude the eyelid and eyelashes from the operational area. The secluded eyelid and eyelashes are then secured in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Peter Davis
  • Publication number: 20130104909
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surgical drape for providing a sterile field around the vaginal area of a patient during vaginal surgical procedures. In various embodiments the drape comprises a main body and an access opening centrally disposed within the main body. The drape additionally includes a plurality of pleats disposed along opposing lateral side portions of main body. The pleats are structured and operable to allow the drape to be contoured around the patient's abdomen, pelvis and legs, and to provide stability to the drape such that the drape will not be easily displaced from the patient. Furthermore, the drape includes a plurality of equipment retention devices disposed on the main body that are structured and operable to removably retain surgical equipment during the respective surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: The Curators of the University of Missouri
  • Publication number: 20130061857
    Abstract: A clamp for securing a surgical instrument or tubing to surgical drapes is provided. The clamp may be attached to surgical drapes and include a retaining member for engaging the cable of a surgical instrument or tubing. The clamp secures the surgical instrument or tubing to the surgical drapes so as to prevent the surgical instrument or tubing from falling outside the sterile field while allowing for convenient repositioning of the surgical instrument when desired. The clamp may also include an attachment member to minimize the risk of tearing of the surgical drapes when the clamp is attached thereto. Additionally, the clamp may include a gripping member that allows the user to operate the clamp while using surgical gloves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: David McNally, Mark Stringham, Ed Hammond
  • Publication number: 20130056011
    Abstract: A pouch formed from sheet material that is commonly referred to as a drape. The pouch is formed by folding the drape, which has a tacky surface, on itself and placing fasteners through holes punched in the drape which ensures the pouch maintains is maintained. The pouch catches medical instruments that may slide off of the drape, preventing the medical instruments from failing to the floor and becoming contaminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Stanley Taub, Thomas Butsch
  • Publication number: 20120298115
    Abstract: A medical drape includes a patient drape (100) and a radial drape attachment (200). The radial drape attachment can be coupled to the patient drape by way of an adhesive coupling (202). The radial drape attachment includes defines one or more fenestrations (205) or apertures through which a central line may be inserted. Some or all of the radial drape attachment (200) can be transparent or pellucid. Portions of the radial drape attachment can be opaque as well. A support layer can be configured to be absorptive, fluid impenetrable, or both. A tourniquet (1801) may be integrated with the radial drape attachment, as can one or more tool-less removal features (209). Pouches (901,902) can be added to catch fluids or hold medical implements during a procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Kimberly Haines, Lindsay S. Yakel
  • Patent number: 8286637
    Abstract: A surgical radiological C-arm imaging unit drape configured to provide a sterile outer surface about an end portion of a C-arm imaging unit and method of providing a sterile surface about an end of a C-arm imaging unit is provided. The drape includes a flexible enclosure having an upper wall with a pair of sidewalls and a rear side extending downwardly from the upper wall. The upper wall and the side walls are extendible between expanded and collapsed positions. When in the expanded position, a pocket sized for receipt of the end portion of the imaging unit beneath the upper wall is formed. The upper wall has a sterile outer surface configured to face away from and overlie the end portion of the imaging unit to maintain sterility in a sterile zone above an operating table. When in the collapsed position, the sterile outer surface shielded from external contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Serge Kaska
  • Patent number: 8273076
    Abstract: 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 comprises a multi-color light emitting diode (LED) mounted to a manipulator moving an associated surgical instrument, allowing the indicator to display any of a wide variety of signals. The invention may provide an additional user interface to facilitate communications between the telesurgical system and/or members of a telesurgical team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman L. Devengenzo, David S. Mintz, Tracey A Morley, Theordore C. Walker
  • Publication number: 20120227751
    Abstract: A surgical instrument placement tool for holding tools for angiographic procedures in the fields of invasive radiology, vascular surgery and cardiology, comprising: a surgical drape arranged to cover a patient of average size from at least the groin down to the region of the feet of the patient when the patient is lying with spread legs, and to arrange for a placement surface; a pouch member, having a generally horizontal, upwardly exposed, bottom surface, which pouch member is attached to a foot end of the surgical drape to extend below the spread legs of the patient, preferably projecting horizontally beyond the feet of the lying average size patient, said pouch member having a vertical wall portion providing a double curvature bottom surface and an edge that provides for exposing a portion of said upwardly exposed bottom surface of the pouch member, and, preferably a plurality of tool holders attached to an upwardly exposed surface of the surgical drape and extending in a direction across a space between t
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Tal Martin Hörer
  • Publication number: 20120216385
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards a retaining device for retaining at least one medical line. The retaining device includes a flexible body having a top and bottom surface with at least one slot formed in the top surface. The at least one slot extends to a depth greater than the largest medical line the retaining device is destined to be used with. An attachment mechanism is coupled to the flexible body for securing the flexible body to a supportive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8231550
    Abstract: A device for loading a guide wire into the open end of a tubular instrument, such as a catheter. The device can be a block of material having a groove in its surface. The ends of the guide wire and the tubular instrument are placed into the groove and moved toward each other. When the ends meet, the groove guides the guide wire into the open end of the tubular instrument. The groove, or at least a portion of the groove, can have a cross-sectional contour that closely matches the outside radius of the tubular instrument. The groove can have a substantially vertical wall and a substantially non-vertical wall. A variety of attachment mechanisms may be provided for attaching the device to a towel draping a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Paul S. Teirstein, Osama Amine, William Atkinson, William Gould, Yem Chin, Paul Scopton, Robert F. Carmichael, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8220468
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system includes a sterile surgical instrument, a robotic surgical manipulator, and a sterile drape covering at least a portion of the robotic surgical manipulator. The surgical instrument has a proximal interface and a distal end effector. The proximal interface includes a gimbal assembly with two intersecting rotational axes coupled to the distal end effector. The robotic surgical manipulator has a drive plate that bears against the gimbal assembly. The drive plate has two degrees of rotational freedom about a center of motion that is coincident with an intersection of the axes of the gimbal assembly. The sterile drape includes a sterile sheet covers at least a portion of the robotic surgical manipulator, a frame bonded to the sterile sheet, an instrument interface that covers the drive plate of the robotic surgical manipulator, and a diaphragm that connects the instrument interface to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 8196586
    Abstract: A draping system for use in medical procedures includes a drape portion adapted to cover a surface, such as medical equipment or a patient, and serves as a barrier to fluid and debris during medical procedures. The draping system may have a fastening portion affixed to the drape portion and adapted to secure the drape portion to medical equipment. The drape portion may form a pocket for collecting debris resulting from a medical procedure. The drape portion may have an opening therein spanned by a non-porous, elastic membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: QSUM Biopsy Disposables LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Ruth Henke-Sarmento, B. Hudson Jones
  • Patent number: 8074657
    Abstract: A surgical drape with a functional interface for engaging surgical instruments, including a flexible, tube-like sleeve for creating a sterile barrier around a non-sterile holding arm. The drape is open at a proximal end, and has a hub at a distal end for connection to a distal end of the holding arm. The hub has sterile external surfaces that allow surgical instruments to be easily removably attached in a variety of directions and orientations, providing sufficient mechanical strength to transmit forces from the instruments to the holding arm. The hub includes an externally accessible, sterile actuator for actuating an electronic circuit local to the holding arm on the non-sterile side of the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Surgical Concept Designs, LLC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Scott, Anthony J. La Rosa
  • Publication number: 20110284012
    Abstract: A surgical drape kit for performing a surgical procedure includes a surgical drape having a fenestration site; a plurality of containers attached to the surgical drape; and a plurality of components used to perform a surgical procedure. The containers are attached to the surgical drape around a perimeter of the fenestration site. Each container includes at least one component. Disposition of the components inside the containers is determined by sequential steps of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Andrye McCollough
  • Publication number: 20110277776
    Abstract: A sterile drape, a surgical system with the drape, and a draping method are provided. In one embodiment, a sterile drape includes a plurality of drape pockets, each of the drape pockets including an exterior surface to be adjacent a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure and an interior surface to be adjacent a non-sterile instrument manipulator coupled to a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system. The drape further includes a plurality of flexible membranes at a distal face of each of the drape pockets for interfacing between outputs of an instrument manipulator and inputs of a respective surgical instrument, and a rotatable seal adapted to couple a proximal opening of each of the drape pockets to a rotatable element at a distal end of the manipulator arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: ANTHONY K. McGrogan, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 8042549
    Abstract: A collapsible sterile drape designed to encase the non-sterile portion of a radiological unit is provided. The sterile radiological drape is designed to expand to encompass the radiological unit as it rotates into and is move through the sterile field for imaging during surgery, and then to collapse to protect the sterile portion of the drape when the radiological unit is removed from the surgical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventor: Serge Kaska
  • Publication number: 20110174318
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising a first receptacle having a first mouth and a second receptacle having a second mouth, wherein the first mouth is in open communication with the second mouth via a joint joining the first receptacle with the second receptacle, and wherein the first mouth and second mouth open in a common direction. The surgical device can be used to effectively collect fluid during surgery in a first receptacle while simultaneously and independently retaining equipment and other medical supplies, such as tubes, wires, and/or tools, in a second receptacle. A drape sheet for covering at least a portion of a patient, the drape sheet optionally having a fenestration therein, with the surgical device being attached to the drape sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Rogelio REYES, Douglas Robards
  • Publication number: 20110088702
    Abstract: A disposable sterile surgical drape configured for establishing a sterile field around a surgical instrument such as a limb positioner includes a control mechanism associated with the drape in the sterile field that interfaces with, and controls, the surgical instrument. The control mechanism includes a switch and a communication interface that connects to the instrument and the location of the switch may be moved to a desired position within the sterile field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: TENET MEDICAL ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Brent King, Dale McKay
  • Patent number: 7891359
    Abstract: A surgical drape includes a first, closed container within which a first sheet is disposed. The first sheet has first and second opposed ends, the first end of the first sheet being removable from the container so as to remove a desired portion of the first sheet from the container, the second end of the first sheet remaining within the container. Preferably, the first container is laid across a desired portion of the table prior to placing the patient on the table. After the patient has been positioned properly and prepped, the first sheet can be pulled from underneath the patient and pulled out of the first container so that the sheet covers the table in the area of surgical interest and then covers the entire side or end of the table down to the floor. After the surgical procedure has been completed, the first sheet and the container can be removed and discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventors: John D. Corbitt, Jr., Albert N. Santilli
  • Patent number: 7886743
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system includes a sterile surgical instrument, a robotic surgical manipulator, and a sterile drape covering at least a portion of the robotic surgical manipulator. The surgical instrument has a proximal interface and a distal end effector. The proximal interface includes a gimbal assembly with two intersecting rotational axes coupled to the distal end effector. The robotic surgical manipulator has a drive plate that bears against the gimbal assembly. The drive plate has two degrees of rotational freedom about a center of motion that is coincident with an intersection of the axes of the gimbal assembly. The sterile drape includes a sterile sheet covers at least a portion of the robotic surgical manipulator, a frame bonded to the sterile sheet, an instrument interface that covers the drive plate of the robotic surgical manipulator, and a diaphragm that connects the instrument interface to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Cooper, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 7886742
    Abstract: A surgical drape, system and method of using comprise a surgical drape having a fenestration to be placed over a surgical site of a patient. The surgical drape includes a barrier removably attached to the surgical drape and adapted for placement over a portion of the fenestration to prevent the start of the surgical procedure. Upon verification of a set of predetermined conditions, the barrier is removed by a member of the surgical staff in order to begin the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly M. Haines, Robert Allen Lockwood, Francis A. Czajka
  • Publication number: 20100326449
    Abstract: A draping system for use in medical procedures includes a drape portion adapted to cover a surface, such as medical equipment or a patient, and serves as a barrier to fluid and debris during medical procedures. The draping system may have a fastening portion affixed to the drape portion and adapted to secure the drape portion to medical equipment. The drape portion may form a pocket for collecting debris resulting from a medical procedure. The drape portion may have an opening therein spanned by a non-porous, elastic membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: QSUM Biopsy Disposables LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Ruth Henke-Sarmento, B. Hudson Jones