Lamps For Illumination Patents (Class 600/249)
  • Patent number: 11512837
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp housing (1) for an operating lamp (2), in which lamp housing at least one illuminant (3) can be installed, said lamp housing comprising: a housing body (4); a closure element (5), which closes the housing body (4); and a bearing device (6) for fastening the lamp housing (1) to a supporting device (7). The lamp housing (1) has a support (8) formed separately from the housing body (4), by means of which support a force introduced via the closure element (5) and/or a weight force of the lamp housing (1) can be transferred to the bearing device (6). The invention further relates to an operating lamp (2) having a lamp housing (1), in which lamp housing an illuminant (3) is installed in a dust-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Strölin
  • Patent number: 11484382
    Abstract: A system for identification of abnormalities related to illumination of a target and automatic compensation therefor includes a lighthead and a controller. The lighthead is configured to illuminate the target. The lighthead includes a plurality of lighting modules configured to emit light therefrom. Each of the lighting modules includes a distance sensor configured to measure a distance from the lighting module to a surface toward which the lighting module is pointed. The controller is configured to identify one or more abnormalities of the measured distances, determine a true distance from the lighthead to the target based on the measured distances, predict an amount of illumination based on the true distance that would be supplied to the target without the identified abnormalities, and compensate for the identified abnormalities by respectively adjusting an amount of light emitted from the lighting modules to illuminate the target according to the predicted amount of illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Michael Hollopeter, Ian Hugh Cook
  • Patent number: 11432902
    Abstract: A surgical device including a handle assembly, an elongated portion, an end effector, a drive shaft, and a wick is disclosed. The wick is disposed within an outer sleeve of the elongated portion and is made from a fibrous material. The wick is configured to transfer moisture from a first portion of the wick to a second portion of the wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: David E. Valentine, Joseph Eisinger, Patrick Mozdzierz
  • Patent number: 11294130
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical system having a light source, configured to emit electromagnetic radiation; a waveguide, configured to guide the electromagnetic radiation in a guiding direction and having an input; and an injection device, configured to inject the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the light source at the input of the waveguide. The injection device consists of a single dioptric interface designed to focus the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the light source at the input of the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Gilles Le Blevennec, Philippe Berne
  • Patent number: 11278194
    Abstract: A medical device, configured for insertion into a body, may include an elongate member extending from a proximal end to a distal end, where the distal end may be configured to be positioned inside the body. The medical device may also include an imaging device positioned at the distal end. The medical device may further include a plurality of light sources positioned at the distal end, wherein a characteristic of light delivered through a first light source may be controlled independent of the characteristic of light delivered through a second light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed. Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Benning, Paul Daniel Aquilino
  • Patent number: 11071584
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to electrophysiology catheters for tissue ablation within a cardiac muscle. In particular, the instant disclosure relates to an electrophysiology catheter that conforms to a shape of a pulmonary vein receiving ablation therapy for a cardiac arrhythmia and produces a consistent tissue ablation line along a length and circumference of the pulmonary venous tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory K. Olson
  • Patent number: 11016282
    Abstract: In one aspect, a handheld lighting system is disclosed, which comprises a handheld housing extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and a light module disposed at least partially in the housing. The handheld lighting system further includes a removable and replaceable power module that is coupled to the housing (e.g., it is at least partially disposed within the housing) and is electrically coupled to the light module, e.g., through a pair of electrical leads, for providing electrical power thereto. Light intensity from the light module may be controlled from a knob on the power module. Various adapters can allow the lighting system to attach to a multitude of medical, industrial, dental or veterinary endoscopes or other instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Acera LLC
    Inventors: Thomas V. Root, Michael Cook, Thomas Davis, Michael S. Epstein, Carlton Jones, David Leo
  • Patent number: 10959609
    Abstract: An illuminated medical device comprising an outer housing, and an illumination assembly comprising at least one direct light source oriented to emit light radially away from a central axis of the medical device and at least one reflector configured to reflect light from the at least one direct light source toward a target area external to the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: OBP MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Ralph Swift, Adrienne Clark, Peter L. Domenicali, Jason Swift, Matthew Traub
  • Patent number: 10905516
    Abstract: A medical lighting device for illuminating an operative field, which device includes light-emitting diode (LED) light sources that cooperate with collimator optical systems to light the operative field. LEDs are mounted on a flat printed circuit board so that their illumination axes (B) passing through the collimator optical systems (7) have different angular orientations. The printed circuit board (6) may be cut out to form tongues, each of which is flexible and has a free end carrying an LED. Each tongue can be deformed under stress in such a manner that its free end is oriented substantially perpendicularly to the illumination axis (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAQUET SAS
    Inventors: Gregory Senelier, Jean-Philippe Breton, Lionel Comte
  • Patent number: 10863608
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode driving system for transmitting a signal based on a power line comprising a switch unit, a control unit, a main power supply, and a secondary power supply, wherein the switch unit comprises a main input end, a secondary input end, an output end, and a controlled end. When the control unit is in an operating state, the switch unit is turned on. When the control unit outputs a high level signal to control the switch unit to be turned on, the main power supply outputs a main direct current power source to the switch unit, and when the control unit outputs a low level signal to control the switch unit to be turned on, the secondary power supply outputs a secondary direct current power source to the switch unit. The system can make the light emission effect of the light string more stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGMEN PENGJIANG TIANLI NEW TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhaowei Zhen
  • Patent number: 10670202
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a lighting device configured for projecting at least a 180 degree halo of light using at least one component module having a LED/lens light pod module, a mount configured for a user to wear the lighting device on a user's hand, at least one external battery pack and a navigation light device with the lighting device, wherein the lighting device and the navigation light device are configured to project a 360 degree light pattern and at least one sensor configured to automatically activate a front LED/lens light pod module when the user raises and points a hand to gain a predetermined distance forward focused beam in a pointing direction, wherein the at least one sensor activates left and right side LED/lens light pod modules for projecting a light pattern to a front and rear direction when the user's arm is at one's side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Ganahl
  • Patent number: 10646113
    Abstract: An illuminated cannula may include an illumination tube, a hub, a cannula base, a valve, an illumination source connector, an optic fiber, and an optic fiber guide. The valve may be disposed in the cannula base. The cannula base may be fixed to the hub. The hub may include a hub aperture. The illumination tube may be disposed in the cannula base. The optic fiber guide may be disposed in the hub. The optic fiber may be disposed in the illumination source connector, the hub, the optic fiber guide, and the cannula base. The optic fiber may be optically coupled to the illumination tube. Illumination light from an illumination source may be configured to transmit through the optic fiber and into the illumination tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KATALYST SURGICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Daniel J Wiener, Daniel J Wall
  • Patent number: 10524813
    Abstract: An apparatus for spreading tissues. The apparatus includes a sheath member including an open end, a closed end, and a barrel extending between the open end and the closed end; and at least one flap-tip for engaging with tissues, wherein the at least one flap-tip is attached to the sheath member, each flap-tip projecting from the sheath member, wherein the at least one flap-tip is moved in response to movement of the sheath member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BAM Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Botzer, Or Agassi, Reuven Marko, Avishay Keren
  • Patent number: 10456294
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices used to treat eyelids, meibomian glands, ducts, and surrounding tissue are described herein. In some embodiments, an eye treatment device is disclosed, which includes a scleral shield positionable proximate an inner surface of an eyelid, the scleral shield being made of, or coated with, an energy-absorbing material activated by a light energy, and an energy transducer positionable outside of the eyelid, the energy transducer configured to provide light energy at one or more wavelengths, including a first wavelength selected to heat the energy-absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tear Film Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Kelleher, Kabir Gambhir
  • Patent number: 10434327
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are implemented for in vivo use in a living animal. One such method involves stimulating target cells having light-responsive proteins and includes providing an elongated light-delivery structure in a narrow passageway in the animal, the elongated light-delivery structure having separately-activatable light sources located along the length of the elongated light-delivery structure. The method also includes activating less than all the light sources to deliver light to light-responsive proteins adjacent to the activated light sources along the length of the elongated light-delivery structure, thereby stimulating target cells in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Karl Deisseroth, M. Bret Schneider
  • Patent number: 10393356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical lamp for illuminating an operating area, including: a number of individual lamps which, in an activated state, form a light beam bundle generating a light field region in an illumination plane wherein a total light field is formed, a brightness detection device to determine an actual brightness value in the total light field, as well as a control unit which acts on the individual lamps such that the illumination intensity is controlled in accordance with the determined actual brightness value, wherein the brightness detection device and the control unit are designed such that an illumination intensity of a first individual lamp can be set in a targeted manner depending on the actual brightness value and same can be set for brightening or dimming a first light field region independently of an illumination intensity of a second individual light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Karl Leibinger Medizintechik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Strölin
  • Patent number: 10383195
    Abstract: A surgical lamp for illuminating a surgical field on a human body is provided. The surgical lamp comprises a control device (4), a lamp body (1) comprising several illuminants (3) with one respective light ray (I, II, II?) directed to the surgical field, and a 3D sensor (6) for detecting a spatial position of at least one object, and a device for switching on and off and dimming the illuminants (3), wherein the control device (4) controls the devices for switching on and off and dimming the illuminants (3), the 3D sensor (6) detects the spatial positon of the at least one object and transmits corresponding data to the control device (4), and the control device (4) is configured to control the illuminants (3) according to the spatial position of the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Hartl, Deniz Güvenc, Michael Schmid, Ingo Doser
  • Patent number: 10194975
    Abstract: Unintended current flow or plasma discharge has been observed in known illuminated electrosurgical devices having a metallic tubular heat sink surrounding a conductive electrode and an illumination element, and having a distal outer edge that abuts against the light emitting element. An insulating, shielding or other isolating element that prevents or discourages unintended plasma formation between the distal outer edge and nearby patient tissue can reduce the potential for tissue damage to a patient or injury to a surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY, LLC
    Inventor: David Hubelbank
  • Patent number: 10156347
    Abstract: An adjustable circumference headgear assembly comprises an adjustable band component in combination with a flexible accessory mount band. The adjustable band component may be independently adjustable to provide both macro and fine fit adjustments. The flexible accessory mount band provides an accessory frame and an accessory mount, optionally including a hinge member. The accessory mount band may optionally incorporate mechanical features, such as hinged (e.g., scored) sections providing enhanced flexibility, bend and rotation relief features such as criss-crossing leg members, and the like, providing enhanced headgear flexibility and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Pontano, Colin Quinn
  • Patent number: 9924931
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a cannula and a member coupled to the cannula. The member includes a first locking element. The surgical instrument further includes a patient attachable ring having a second locking element configured to engage the first locking element to fix the cannula relative to the patient attachable ring. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kyphon SÀRL
    Inventor: Craig E. Lauchner
  • Patent number: 9763299
    Abstract: Provided is a surgical light with luminous intensity fine adjustment (LIFA) function, which includes a suspension or support system; one or more light heads carried by the suspension or support system; one or more light sources mounted in the light heads for being operable to supply lighting; one or more driving circuits connected to the light sources for being operable to drive the light sources; one or more operation interfaces connected to the driving circuits to allow for adjustment of the luminous intensities of the light sources between a topmost limit value of luminous intensity and a bottommost limit value of luminous intensity; one or more maximum LIFA activation/deactivation manners allowing the operation interfaces or the driving circuits to enter/exit the maximum/minimum LIFA mode for adjusting and storing the topmost/bottommost limit value of luminous intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AMTAI MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Clay Liang, Chih-Cheng Tseng, Wei-Li Wu
  • Patent number: 9517003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insertable lighting device that includes an optical fiber assembly 40 that resides slidably within the elongated interior cavity 58 of an introducer sheath 10 that includes an incision blade 12 on the first (or forward) end 49 thereof, which can be inserted through a cavity wall 32 and into an internal cavity 97. The introducer sheath 10 is also slidably positionable over and along the optical fiber assembly 40. The insertable lighting device also includes a light source assembly 22 which includes a light source 20 that introduces light into the optical fiber 18 of the optical fiber assembly 40. The first optical fiber assembly end 43 is adapted to emit light therefrom. The present invention also relates to a method of illuminating an internal cavity with the insertable lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Meng-G Martin Lee
  • Patent number: 9323017
    Abstract: Provided are an optical module, and an optical printed circuit board and a method of manufacturing the same. The optical module includes an optical fiber, a first ferrule coupled to one end of the optical fiber, and a second ferrule coupled to the other end of the optical fiber. The optical printed circuit board includes a first board, an optical transmitter module and an optical receiver module, which are disposed on the first board, an optical fiber passing through the first board, the optical fiber extending integrally from a lower side of the optical transmitter module to a lower side of the optical receiver module, first and second ferrules coupled to one end and the other end of the optical fiber, respectively, the first and second ferrules being supported by the first board, and a second board through which the optical fiber passes, the second board being disposed below the first board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Bong Choi, Joon Wook Han
  • Patent number: 9271636
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surgical illuminator. The surgical illuminator includes: a cylindrical lens barrel, a base, a printed circuit board, a light emitting diode, an aspheric lens, and a double-convex lens. Methods of using the surgical illuminator are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Enova Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Rein Teder, Roger William Heegaard
  • Patent number: 9259288
    Abstract: An illumination system configured to light an anatomical location of a patient is provided. The illumination system includes an interior illumination device positionable and movable within a body cavity of a patient. The interior illumination device is configured to provide a light having a wavelength that is visible to a clinician. The illumination system includes an exterior illumination device operatively coupled to the interior illumination device and positionable and movable about an exterior of a patient. The exterior illumination device is configured to provide a light having a wavelength that is visible to a clinician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Horton
  • Publication number: 20150148602
    Abstract: A steerable endoscopic tool uses concentric sleeves of varying curvature to steer a tool tip toward or in the direction of a location of surgical interest. By rotating and/or axially displacing such sleeves relative to one another the tool tip may be maneuvered within a current field of view with several degrees of freedom without any physical movement of an endoscope, thus facilitating improved surgical access and control without complex mechanical systems in the endoscope or at the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Westin Michael Hill, Matthew Roy Johnson, Tara Lee Schmidt Boettcher, Patrick James Codd
  • Publication number: 20150148615
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides ophthalmic surgical systems, methods, and devices. In one embodiment, a handheld medical instrument for surgical procedures comprises a body having an exterior surface shaped to be held and manipulated by a human hand; a surgical tool extending from a distal end of the body; and a pressure-sensitive button for controlling operation of the surgical tool, the pressure-sensitive button comprising an actuation surface positioned adjacent the exterior surface of the body, the pressure-sensitive button further comprising a pressure detection device, the pressure detection device configured to enable output of a signal for controlling a function of the surgical tool, the signal being proportional to a position of the actuation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Brennan, Mark Humayun
  • Publication number: 20150148596
    Abstract: A surgical instrument (10, 100) configured to facilitate gripping and manual adjustment by a left-handed or righted-handed user. The surgical instrument includes a rod (11) having a first end (12a) attachable to a working end (13, 113) of the instrument via a mount (16). The rod has a second end (12b) coupled to a handle (14) having rotational directionality for gripping by a first hand of the user. The handle is rotatable about the rod so as to allow the user to adjust an angular displacement of the user's finger relative to the working end, and a locking member (20, 146) prevents rotation of the handle relative to the rod when the beveled indent is optimally located relative to the working end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Eliot Robert Gitman
  • Publication number: 20150141761
    Abstract: An improved accessory light for breast pumps apparatus is described. This improved accessory light for breast pumps apparatus may be secured or affixed to various models of breast pumps to allow the user to have a hands-free, illuminated view of the milk being expressed from the breast. The accessory light may consist of a clamp-based accessory secured to a breast shield neck or an accessory that is secured to the breast shield back using a flexible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Martin O'Malley, Michael David Horning
  • Publication number: 20150133740
    Abstract: A gastrectomy device includes an elongated member and a tube. The elongated member has a proximal end and a distal end and defines a longitudinal side window disposed adjacent the distal end. The elongated member defines a first longitudinal channel, a second longitudinal channel, and a plurality of side apertures. The first longitudinal channel is in communication with the longitudinal side window and the plurality of side apertures is in communication with the second longitudinal channel. The tube extends through the first longitudinal channel. An array of lights is associated with the tube to provide illumination. The tube is movable through the elongated member between a first state, in which the tube is disposed within the first longitudinal channel of the elongated member, and a second state, in which a portion of the tube extends through the longitudinal side window of the elongated member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Dierking, Christopher M. Meehan, Andrew Miesse, David Racenet
  • Publication number: 20150133741
    Abstract: A system and a method for facilitating the entry of a tracheal airway of a patient during intubation are disclosed. The system of the present invention comprises an endobronchial tube and a support probe that is configured to be insertable within the endobronchial tube, wherein the support probe is configured to support the endobronchial tube. The length of the support probe is more than a length of the endobronchial tube to facilitate the entry of the endobronchial tube into the tracheal airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Sukhjit Gill
  • Publication number: 20150119650
    Abstract: This invention relates to a surgical scalpel handle with illuminator allowing the surgeon to use the illumination to light the surgical field while holding the scalpel handle. A surgical scalpel handle with an illuminator comprises a scalpel handle that contains, a structural strut, that serves to attach light emitting diode (LED) cartridge with strut terminating into a bayonet fitting attachment for the blade element; and a light emitting diode (LED) cartridge with a series of light emitting diodes embedded in the cartridge. The a LED cartridge is attached to the scalpel handle by sliding the bayonet fitting of the strut through the central axis of the light emitting diode cartridge and then by screwing LED cartridge onto the strut in order to attach to scalpel handle and expose at least a part of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Steven M. Hacker
  • Patent number: 9016916
    Abstract: A surgical lamp includes a lamp body with illuminants emitting bundled light beams with axes intersect a central axis of the lamp body, and illuminants emitting bundled light beams with axes that do not intersect the central axis. The shape of the light field and the distribution of the light intensity can be modified by driving different illuminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Marka, Rouven Rosenheimer
  • Publication number: 20150105615
    Abstract: When a bendable medical instrument is used, the present invention reduces a risk that a body of the medical instrument is damaged. The present invention provides a medical instrument which includes: a deformable portion; a wire configured to deform the deformable portion; and a driving unit configured to transmit driving force to the wire, wherein: the medical instrument includes a load detecting unit configured to detect load applied to the deformable portion; and when the load detected by the load detecting unit exceeds a threshold value, the driving unit breaks connection between the wire and the driving force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Takahisa Kato
  • Publication number: 20150099940
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a reflector arrangement and a light generating unit, which emits its light onto the reflector arrangement. The reflector arrangement includes at least two shell-layer-shaped reflector rings which are arranged coincidentally with regard to their axes of symmetry. The reflector rings have different middle radii, are arranged in a manner one nested in another, and are embodied as total internal reflection reflectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Hadrath, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Publication number: 20150080666
    Abstract: An illumination element such as an optical waveguide for illuminating a surgical field in a patient has a light input section, a light transmitting section, and a light output section. The light input section is optically coupled to a proximal section of the light transmitting section and inputs light into the illumination element. The light transmitting section transmits the light preferably by total internal reflection or by other transmission means. The light output section is adjacent a distal section of the light transmitting section which has a light extraction area from which the light exits with an energy density. The light extraction area is large enough to maintain the energy density at a level that prevents melting of the illumination element or burning of the patient, and the light extraction area has a profile that does not interfere with access to the surgical field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alex Vayser, Gaston Tudury, Fernando Erismann
  • Publication number: 20150080763
    Abstract: A medical device system is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Publication number: 20150080667
    Abstract: A vacuum powered ‘pimple puller’ configured to extract pus and other biomaterial from within an individual's or animal's clogged pore with mild suction provided by an external vacuum source, which is channeled through the body of the present invention. The force of the vacuum is focused on the target area of skin by one of a variety of applicator tips designed to be affixed to the head of the present invention while in use. It is the intent of the present invention to successfully remove biomaterial from a pore by rupturing the skin's surface, while minimizing the risk of infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Rex Romaine Bahr
  • Publication number: 20150073227
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surgical illuminator. The surgical illuminator includes: a cylindrical lens barrel, a base, a printed circuit board, a light emitting diode, an aspheric lens, and a double-convex lens. Methods of using the surgical illuminator are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Enova Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Rein Teder, Roger William Heegaard
  • Publication number: 20150065810
    Abstract: Dilators and methods for dilating a stenotic recess of a frontal sinus in a subject using minimally invasive insertion procedures are provided. Also provided are devices and methods for inserting said dilator into a stenotic opening of a paranasal sinus in a subject. The dilators, devices and methods can be used to treat sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Jerome E. Hester, Thomas A. Schreck, Curtis Leslie Rieser
  • Publication number: 20150065811
    Abstract: Devices are disclosed that include a positionable elongated member configured to support and delivery tube and maintain a distal end of the tube in a desired position, and to allow the position of the distal end of the tube to be adjusted by a user, and an attachment device configured to allow a proximal end of the elongated member to be secured in a fixed position. These devices may be used, for example, in the delivery of vaporized medicine to a patient, e.g., a child or infant on a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mathew Smith, Sarah Cota
  • Publication number: 20150057504
    Abstract: A surgical clip for illuminating tissue in a surgical field has first and second elongate arms and a connector joining the arms together. The arms are biased to expand laterally outward into an expanded configuration in which the arms engage the tissue in the surgical field with enough force to seat the clip without retracting the tissue. A waveguide illuminator is coupled to the first arm, and has a light input portion, a light output portion, and a light conducting portion extending between the light input portion and the light output portion. Light passes through the waveguide illuminator by total internal reflection, and the waveguide illuminator directs light to the tissue. Methods of using the illuminated clip are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Invuity, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Vayser, Anant Hegde, Douglas Rimer
  • Patent number: 8961411
    Abstract: The object is to seek a position for an insertion opening through which a treatment tool inserted inside a body cavity may reach an affected area while avoiding an obstacle. A first light emitting portion placed in an insertion portion applies light to an affected area inside a body cavity. A second light emitting portion placed in the insertion portion applies light to an inner wall of the body cavity toward the opposite side of the first light emitting portion. At this time, a light pathway on which the light from the first light emitting portion and the second light emitting portion will not strike the obstacle (e.g., an organ outside than the affected area, etc.) inside the body cavity is searched for. By making, in the position that the light from the second light emitting portion strikes, an insertion opening for inserting a treatment tool, the treatment tool can reach the affected area without interfering with the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Naofumi Tanaka, Kazuyuki Kojima, Toru Omata, Toshio Takayama, Yukio Kosugi
  • Publication number: 20150045624
    Abstract: A device for accessing the intra-thoracic space without the need for a thoracotomy or sternotomy includes a cannula having a shaft positionable through a supra-sternal incision into a retrosternal space and a stabilization system for supporting the cannula in a fixed position. The cannula includes illumination features used to illuminate the retrosternal space, giving clear, direct visualization of the retrosternal space during dissection to, and performance of procedures at, the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Richard S Stack
  • Patent number: 8945149
    Abstract: The present invention provides illumination for a surgical procedure. Using an optical tracking system, the illumination is made to automatically track an optical marker on a surgical glove worn by a clinician to provide more consistent illumination for a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gabriel Min Kim, Tiffany Litien Chen
  • Publication number: 20150031960
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a surgical instrument support assembly which includes an enclosure defining an opening; a light transmissive pane located at least partially across the opening and defining a support surface; and, a light source located inside the enclosure for generating light to be transmitted through the light transmissive pane. A sterilizable light transmissive surgical instrument support may be also provided to be disposed over at least a portion of the light transmissive pane. Advantageously, with the subject invention, an assembly is provided which includes a sterilized surface for supporting surgical instruments which is backlit. With this arrangement, surgical instruments may be supported and illuminated from beneath to aid a medical practitioner in identifying the surgical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Ben Z. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150025325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insertable lighting device that includes an optical fiber assembly 40 that resides slidably within the elongated interior cavity 58 of an introducer sheath 10 that includes an incision blade 12 on the first (or forward) end 49 thereof, which can be inserted through a cavity wall 32 and into an internal cavity 97. The introducer sheath 10 is also slidably positionable over and along the optical fiber assembly 40. The insertable lighting device also includes a light source assembly 22 which includes a light source 20 that introduces light into the optical fiber 18 of the optical fiber assembly 40. The first optical fiber assembly end 43 is adapted to emit light therefrom. The present invention also relates to a method of illuminating an internal cavity with the insertable lighting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Meng-G Martin Lee
  • Patent number: 8936551
    Abstract: An illuminated suction apparatus including a hand-held surgical device combining a high-performance non-fiber optic optical waveguide with suction. This device is useful in a wide array of surgical procedures including open and minimally invasive orthopedics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Invuity, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Vayser, Fernando Erismann, Kenneth B. Trauner, Jonathan G. Gasson, Derrick Richardson
  • Publication number: 20150018629
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eye surgical lighting unit for lighting internal ocular tissue. The lighting unit comprises a fiber having a proximal end and a distal end, for guiding a light beam to the distal end. The lighting unit also comprises a manual unit, provided with a cannula and a handle having an internal passage positioned in line with the cannula. The fiber is adjustable between an intraocular operational position in which the fiber extends through the internal passage of the handle and through the cannula, and a chandelier operational position in which the fiber is uncoupled from the manual unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Gerrit Jan Vijfvinkel
  • Publication number: 20150015161
    Abstract: A medical light-source device for securing a long illumination time required for operations in the medical field, has an LED illumination section including an LED element; a holder to put the LED illumination section on a head of the operator; a battery power supply section that supplies power to the LED illumination section; a charger having an AC adaptor capable of being connected to a commercial power supply for charging the battery power supply section; and a battery holding belt to put the battery power supply section and the charger on the body of the operator. The battery holding belt has a switch section to switch on/off the LED illumination section and to adjust intensity of illumination of the LED element; and a control section to control a constant current, which is associated with the intensity of illumination, supplied to the LED illumination section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: ACP JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi NAKAMURA