Body Pierced By Tubular Cutter Or Rod-type Punch Patents (Class 600/567)
  • Patent number: 10413281
    Abstract: A method is provided for calibrating a surgical biopsy system. The biopsy system includes a biopsy instrument and control unit. The biopsy instrument includes a piercer, rotatable cutter, and a port for receiving tissue samples. The method comprises the steps of translating the cutter distally until the translation of the cutter is stopped at an extended position and recording the extended position. The cutter is then translated from the extended position proximally until the translation of the cutter is stopped at a retracted position proximal to the extended position. The retracted position is recorded. The method further comprises the step of rotating the cutter to a rotation speed while the cutter is located at the retracted position and, if determined that the rotation speed is within a predetermined rotation speed range, a feedback signal is provided on the display allowing the operator to progress to the next procedural step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Burdorff, John A. Hibner, Daniel F. Dlugos, Scott A. Gleason, Brian W. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10413325
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor. An injection system includes an implantable cardiac monitor (ICM), a plunger, a plunger handle coupled the plunger, and an injector housing. The injector housing includes a tube extending from a first end of the injector housing to a second end of the injector housing, the tube configured to receive the ICM and the plunger, and at least one leaflet formed at the second end of the injector housing, the at least one leaflet configured to rotate outward when a user operates the plunger handle to push the ICM through the injector housing second end via the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Abigail Valbuena, Gene A. Bornzin, Zoltan Somogyi, Didier Theret
  • Patent number: 10409954
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a terminal, and more particularly to a terminal and a method for providing health content. A method of providing health content using health information, includes receiving at least one piece of health information, comparing the received at least one piece of health information with a threshold value, and providing health content for a user to lessen a difference between the at least one piece of health information and the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seok-Myong Kang
  • Patent number: 10398461
    Abstract: An endoscopic endocap for excising a target portion of a native tissue from a remaining portion of the native tissue during a surgical procedure includes an annular main body. The main body has a proximal end and an oppositely disposed distal end. The distal end includes an extension that protrudes longitudinally beyond a remaining portion of the distal end. An outer surface of the distal end, and an inner surface of the main body, extend longitudinally between the proximal and distal ends. The inner surface defines at least one lumen with an opening terminating at the terminal portion of the distal end. At least one excisor is disposed on the extension with the excisor laterally spaced from the outer surface of the annular main body. The excisor remains stationary with respect to the lumen during use of the excisor to excize the target portion of the native tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Amit Bhatt, Yutaka Saito
  • Patent number: 10403039
    Abstract: A method and related system (IPS) to support definition of a sub-volume (SV) in an initial image volume (IV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dominik Benjamin Kutra, Hans Barschdorf, Thomas Buelow, Kirsten Regina Meetz, Joerg Sabczynski, Stewart Young
  • Patent number: 10390806
    Abstract: A biopsy assembly including a biopsy catheter having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a navigation catheter configured to receive the biopsy catheter for positioning the biopsy catheter adjacent target tissue, wherein the biopsy catheter is configured to be received within the navigation catheter, a coring component, and an anchoring component configured to anchor the biopsy catheter to target tissue. The coring component includes a proximal region and a distal region, the distal region formed of one or more distally extending blades and the proximal region being coupled to the distal portion of the biopsy catheter and the one or more blades are configured to penetrate target tissue and sever a tissue sample from the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Michael Lee, William Krimsky
  • Patent number: 10342519
    Abstract: An arrangement for taking a biopsy in a human or animal tissue, comprising an elongated hollow member, comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the elongated hollow member has a circular cross-section in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of said hollow member, and said distal end is provided with a cutting edge. The arrangement further comprising an elongated rod configured to fit inside said elongated hollow member, a longitudinal movement generating unit configured to generate an oscillating longitudinal movement of said elongated hollow member, or of an assembly of said elongated hollow member and said elongated rod via a connection assembly. The connection assembly is provided configured to assemble the elongated hollow member and the elongated rod by detachably fixating said elongated rod inside said elongated hollow member in a longitudinal position relative to said elongated hollow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEODYNAMICS AB
    Inventors: Kai-Uwe Schässburger, Michael Svedberg, Michael Sanell, Pontus Gedda, Mattias Gellett, Magnus Olsen
  • Patent number: 10335128
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a drive unit configured to receive a disposable unit having a needle carrier. The drive unit is configured to move a cutting element such that the needle carrier is driven a predetermined distance to move a needle-shooting mechanism to a cocked configuration. A user-actuatable control is configured to release the needle-shooting mechanism to cause the needle-shooting mechanism to shoot a biopsy needle simultaneously with the cutting element by an amount of the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Heske, Thomas Heske
  • Patent number: 10335126
    Abstract: A needle assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cannula, a trocar insertable through the cannula, the trocar including a shaft extending longitudinally between a proximal portion and a tip portion and a groove formed in the shaft and extending from near the tip portion at least partially toward the proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Harrison, IV, Robert Benedict
  • Patent number: 10327795
    Abstract: A connecting element for a morcellator (M). The morcellator (M) has a hand module (1), a cutting tube (5) and a sleeve (8), the hand module (1) has a connecting piece (10) and the sleeve (8) has a connecting ring (9). The connecting ring (9) can be clipped onto the connecting piece (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TROKAMED GMBH
    Inventor: Karlheinz Tröndle
  • Patent number: 10321947
    Abstract: A living body heating instrument is pushed or inserted into an affected part to continuously perform cauterization and vaccinotherapy. A living body heating instrument that is pushed or inserted into an affected part of a living body to heat the affected part includes: an inner needle; and an outer needle having a hollow portion into which the inner needle is inserted through an opening at the needle base side toward the needle tip side. The inner needle has biocompatibility and thermal conductivity, and contains a heater. The affected part is cauterized by the heater with the inner needle inserted in the outer needle. Next, the inner needle is withdrawn, and a drug is injected through the outer needle, which remains inserted, to perform immunotherapy. A temperature detecting element may be provided in an inner part of the inner needle or on an outer surface of the outer needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AD ME TECH CO., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Nakazumi
  • Patent number: 10307142
    Abstract: A biopsy needle consisting of a main portion, a linking portion and a front end portion wherein the main portion has a first bore of uniform circular cross-section, the front end portion has a smaller second bore of uniform circular cross-section and the linking portion has a shoulder between the first bore and the second bore. The outer surface of the linking portion is tapered. The open front end has multiple projecting teeth which serve to cut. There may also be serrations on the outer surface of both the front end portion and the linking portion. The biopsy needle has slits or holes to facilitate the expansion of the captured biopsy specimen and to inject cement for bone support. The needle assembly has a non-slip grip on multiple surfaces and pins hold components in place during rotation of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Abul Bashar Mohammad Anwarul Islam
  • Patent number: 10307172
    Abstract: An implant resection system for preparing an implant site to replace a defect in an articular surface of a first bone includes a first guide configured to be coupled generally to the first bone. The first guide includes a body portion defining a channel configured to receive a pin, wherein the pin is configured to penetrate and form a longitudinally disposed bore within the first bone. The implant resection system further includes a second guide configured to be coupled generally perpendicular to the first bone proximate to the defect by way of the bore. The second guide includes a drill bit configured to form an excision site through a portion of the articular surface in preparation of receipt of an implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Arthrosurface Incorporated
    Inventors: George Sikora, Steven W. Ek
  • Patent number: 10299768
    Abstract: A biopsy sampler comprising a penetration zone for receiving a part of an organism, a ram actuated to move along a path between a withdrawn position and an advanced position, a sample collector that cuts a biopsy sample from tissue in the penetration zone, and a container that receives the sample collector, the sample collector and the container being initially located on opposite sides of the penetration zone, a disposable shield initially located between the ram in the withdrawn position and the penetration zone, advance action of the ram to the advanced position bringing together the sample collector and container, and bringing the disposable shield into the penetration zone, withdrawal action of the ram to the withdrawn position withdrawing the disposable shield, leaving the tissue free to leave the penetration zone, such that in use in collecting a sample the shield contacts tissue surfaces and while the ram does not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SNPSHOT Trustee Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stuart Gardner, Roy Victor Bladen
  • Patent number: 10292700
    Abstract: A tissue anchor includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a barb mounted to the elongated body adjacent the proximal end for movement between a retracted position and an extended position in which the barb projects outwardly from the elongated body. An anchoring system includes an implantable device with a tissue contacting surface facing in a proximal direction, the tissue anchor having its distal end engageable with the implantable device and its proximal end adapted to project proximally beyond the tissue contacting surface to grip a living tissue, and a second resilient element that is mounted between the distal end of the anchor and the implantable device, the second resilient element being adapted to bias the anchor distally relative to the implantable device. Tooling and methods of insertion and removal are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HeartWare, Inc.
    Inventor: Lance Lynn Andrus
  • Patent number: 10292688
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a removable tip device, which include a bone penetration feature at a distal end and a securing feature that allows the removable tip device to be removably secured to a distal end of various embodiments of a bone coring device. Some embodiments of the removable tip device include features that assist in transmitting torsional loads from the bone coring device to the bone removal feature. In addition, some embodiments of the removable tip device include a protective element that is configured to provide a protective surface for a distal feature of the bone coring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Trinity Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Marino, Jamil Elbanna
  • Patent number: 10285672
    Abstract: A device for collecting a tissue sample includes an outer needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough. The device also includes an inner needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including an opening extending laterally in and along a length thereof. The inner needle is sized and shaped to be slidably received within the lumen of the outer needle and movable relative thereto between an insertion configuration, in which the opening is covered by the outer needle, to a tissue collecting configuration, in which the opening is exposed. In addition, the device includes a handle assembly for adjusting a throw length of the inner needle relative to the outer needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Devon N. Arnholt, Jonathan P. Fettig
  • Patent number: 10285673
    Abstract: A biopsy device for obtaining tissue samples from human or animal tissue is optimized for the sampling of tissues that are resilient and difficult to cut using conventional approaches. The biopsy device includes a cutting cannula, an inner member including a toothed rack having a sharpened distal tip configured to be introduced into the body and a sample notch for receiving the at least one severed tissue sample, the inner member receivable in the cutting cannula, and a cutting mechanism configured for causing the cutting cannula to be longitudinally displaced in a distal direction from a first position at the proximal end of the sample notch exposing the sample notch, to a second position at the distal end of the sample notch, so as to sever said tissue sample from remaining body tissue at the harvesting site. The toothed rack may be a rotatable and may be rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Soren Falkesgaard Orts, Frederik Sonnenborg, Per Rosenberg Jensen, Brian Kim Larsen
  • Patent number: 10278677
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of an apparatus can be provided for obtaining portions or samples of tissue from a target region of a biological tissue. One or more needles can be provided that have a small internal diameter, e.g., about 1 mm or less, and the needles can be configured to extract the tissue portions when the needles are inserted into and withdrawn from the tissue. Windows and/or markings can be provided on the wall of the needles to facilitate access to the sample. The needles can be provided in an enclosure, and an actuator can be provided to direct the needles into the tissue and/or withdraw them. A plurality of tissue portions having known relative locations in the target region can be obtained, and extraction of the tissue portions can be well-tolerated by the tissue as compared with conventional punch biopsies or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Austen, Dieter Manstein
  • Patent number: 10278723
    Abstract: A device for temporarily sealing an opening in a blood vessel is provided. The device comprises a cutting mechanism for creating an opening in a blood vessel and a seal for sealing the opening in the blood vessel. The seal is delivered through an inner lumen of a tool body coupled to the cutting mechanism. Methods for using the device to construct an anastomosis between two vessels are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E. Jahns, James R. Keogh, Paul A. Pignato, Christopher P. Olig, Karen P. Montpetit, Cynthia T. Clague, Raymond W. Usher, Philip J. Haarstad, Gary W. Guenst
  • Patent number: 10271827
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a housing containing an electric power source and a tension slide, wherein the tension slide is configured to be moved to a cocked position against the action of a first spring. A releasable locking mechanism is configured to lock the tension slide in the cocked position. A removable element is configured for insertion into the housing. The removable element has a cutting sheath configured to couple the electric power source to the tension slide. The electric power source is configured to rotate the cutting sheath to move the tension slide to the cocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Heske, Thomas Heske
  • Patent number: 10258374
    Abstract: A puncture apparatus is disclosed, which can include a first puncture needle having a first needle tip and configured to puncture a living body tissue, a shaft interlocked to the first puncture needle, a second puncture needle having a second needle tip and configured to puncture a living body tissue, the second needle tip being oriented in a direction different from a direction in which the first needle tip is oriented, the second puncture needle being disposed so as to be movable relative to the first puncture needle in a proximal direction of the first puncture needle, and a moving section moving the second puncture needle relative to the first puncture needle in the proximal direction of the first puncture needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu Kawaura, Shigeki Ariura
  • Patent number: 10258316
    Abstract: A biopsy system comprises an introducer, a biopsy device having a needle, and a marker applier. The introducer may include a closed distal tip, a lateral aperture, a proximally facing interior wall, and a ramp that guides the closed distal end of a marker applier up and into abutment with the wall as the applier is fed into the introducer. The needle of the biopsy device includes a blunt distal end and features providing clearance for the ramp as the blunt distal end is brought into abutment with the wall when the needle is fed into the introducer. The introducer may alternatively include an open distal end having resiliently biased leaves that bear against an inserted biopsy device needle. In some other versions, a fin projects laterally from the closed distal end of a marker applier, spacing the distal end away from a sidewall region of the introducer cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Rhad, John A. Hibner, Andrew P. Nock, Kyle P. Moore
  • Patent number: 10258274
    Abstract: A unitary multilumen cranial bolt for use in multimodal monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters in brain tissue incorporates a plurality of lumens, each lumen directing a catheter borne sensor through a bore hole in the cranium and into brain tissue of a patient. The lumens are configured to cause the catheters to splay outward as they enter the cranial cavity and reach their intended depth of penetration. Each lumen is associated with a guide. The guides are adapted for use with introducers that enable fragile and/or flexible sensors to be introduced into brain tissue. Each catheter borne sensor can be positioned and repositioned within brain tissue independently of all other sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Thermal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: H Frederick Bowman, Sammy M Khalifa, Dean Honkonen
  • Patent number: 10251764
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a catheter tip comprising a flexible housing comprising a cavity extending between an expandable opening arranged at a first end of the catheter tip and a second end of the catheter tip, wherein the expandable opening is configured to increase in diameter from a first position to a second position in response to application of an external force to the second end of the flexible housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sanford Health
    Inventor: Patrick W. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10231726
    Abstract: The invention concerns a perfected device for the transosseous insertion of suture threads. This device comprises a main body (1) supporting a protruding cannula (3) provided with an active end (30); the device comprises a flexible threadlike element (4), on which there are fashioned a sharp tip (40) and an opening (41) that serves for the threading of at least one suture thread (5), said element (4) being housed in a coaxially sliding manner inside said cannula (3) and, on command, exiting from the active end (30) of the cannula, assuming a curved position; the device comprises first means for producing the coaxial movement of the threadlike element (4) in the two directions with respect to the cannula (3) and second means for producing a coaxial movement of the threadlike element in the exiting direction from the cannula (3); for a short tract, the movement produced by the second means is disengaged from the advancement of the threadlike element produced by the first means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NCS LAB S.R.L.
    Inventor: Matteo Mantovani
  • Patent number: 10226266
    Abstract: A hand-held gripping device that allows a surgeon to reach interior portions of a person's anatomy, includes a gripping portion having a pair of jaws and/or nets movable relative to each other between fully clamped and fully opened positions thereof, a handle portion spaced apart from the jaw portion by a bendable central portion that is hollow and corrugated, with a cord extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Carter J. Kovarik, Joseph E. Kovarik
  • Patent number: 10219821
    Abstract: A soft tissue biopsy or material collection device may comprise a work element consisting of an outer tube with external sheath and formed from a tapered helical structure over an internal tube structure configured to open and close its distal end to perform penetration, coring, capturing, parting off and transporting multiple material samples in a single or multiple insertion procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TransMed7, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene H Vetter, James W Vetter
  • Patent number: 10206644
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus according to the disclosure guides the patient posture using a visual and/or audible interaction device during execution of an X-ray imaging procedure such as mammography, and provides the patient with information about the procedure during the procedure's execution, thereby improving the patient experience while reducing the workload of an operator. The X-ray imaging apparatus may include an X-ray tube, an X-ray detector, and an arm including an upper end within which the X-ray tube is disposed, and a lower end within which the X-ray detector is disposed. An illumination unit may be configured to provide an indication of a movement direction of the arm, responsive to a user input for moving the arm in the movement direction. A controller may control the illumination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eui Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10206664
    Abstract: Disclosed is an instrument useful for taking tissue samples from human or animal patients that includes a cannula or other similar elongate body cooperating with a stylet or similar device coaxially positioned within the cannula such that the cannula and stylet are useful for capturing and excising tissue. The cannula body includes at least one flexing region having one or more slits disposed in a generally helical slit pattern arranged around and along the cannula. Methods for taking tissue samples from a patient are also disclosed including navigating the cannula and stylet through various internal structures of the patient's body where the flexing region aids to avoid binding between the cannula and the stylet during the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Thomas W. McGhie
  • Patent number: 10188422
    Abstract: A biopsy needle assembly includes a mandrel within a cannula, the needle assembly is fired into a target tissue to obtain a tissue sample using a force source imparting movement to the needle assembly. The mandrel and cannula design, and force source characteristics minimize needle deflection, and allow the needle assembly to excise extended length tissue samples. The mandrel forms tissue retention ridges within a tissue sample region to reduce fragmentation of the tissue sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: 3DBiopsy, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson N. Stone, David Abraham Schechter, Joshua Kalo Goetz, Timothy Patrick Crowley
  • Patent number: 10188470
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is provided that includes a first input mechanism having axial slots formed in a periphery and a second input mechanism having helical slots formed in a surface. The instrument also includes an insert having pins extending from a surface thereof, the insert coupled to the second input mechanism such that the one or more pins extend into the helical slots, and a surgical device coupled to an end. The surgical device is moved in a first degree of freedom in response to a mechanical driving force applied to both the first input mechanism and the second input mechanism, respectively, and the surgical device is moved in a second degree of freedom in response to a mechanical driving force applied to the second input mechanism while the first input mechanism is held stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Bailey, Simon P. DiMaio
  • Patent number: 10182798
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an adjustable delivery handle system for interchangeably delivering a needle to a biopsy site. The adjustable delivery handle system includes a delivery handle having an inner hub housing component configured to interchangeably receive a needle subassembly that can be inserted into and withdrawn from the proximal handle member. The needle subassembly includes a biopsy needle having a distinct tissue collection distal end configured to maximize tissue sampling yield and collect a cohesive unit of sampled tissue. The distal end of the needle includes first and second tip portions extending therefrom and radially opposing one another. The first tip portion has a length greater than the second tip portion, thereby resulting in an increased surface area of a curvilinear cutting edge extending from the first tip portion to the second tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: John O. McWeeney, Stephen Tully, Eugene Campbell, Bora Gumustop, Brian Tinkham
  • Patent number: 10166011
    Abstract: A method of operating a biopsy device includes providing a hollow needle having a longitudinal axis; moving a sample-receiving device received in the hollow needle from a retracted position to an extended position to expose a cavity in the sample-receiving device, the cavity configured to receive a tissue sample; displacing the hollow needle in a distal direction relative to the sample-receiving device to sever tissue received by the cavity of the sample-receiving device; moving a toothed flexible member along the longitudinal axis to move the sample-receiving device in the hollow needle from the extended position to the retracted position, the toothed flexible member having a proximal portion that extends proximal to the proximal end of the hollow needle; and receiving the proximal portion of the toothed flexible member in a helical coiling-up groove of a housing element when the sample-receiving device is moved to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Karsten Videbaek, Martin B. Jorgensen, Lasse Danborg, Lasse G. Staal
  • Patent number: 10159473
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first cable portion that engages a first component such that a first friction exists between the first cable portion and the first component. The surgical device includes a second cable portion having a first end operatively coupled to a first end of the first cable portion. The second cable portion engages a second component such that a second friction exists between the second cable portion and the second component, such that the second friction is greater than the first friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Theodore W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10154855
    Abstract: Devices and methods for obtaining a plurality of skin tissue particles for use in skin grafting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin John Hall, Anissa Lloyd, Christopher Brian Locke, Paul S. Slack
  • Patent number: 10149664
    Abstract: A high aspect ratio biopsy needle achieves reliable performance with large solid sample size by means of a variety of features and combinations thereof, including support to prevent bending, reinforcement of the needle, and cutting edges arranged to resist deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson D. Anderson, Daniel O. Almazan, Dnyanesh A. Talpade
  • Patent number: 10117644
    Abstract: The electrophysiological diagnostic catheter obtains an endomyocardial biopsy of heart tissues. The catheter includes a manipulation handgrip, main channel, distal ring and diagnostic rings connected with electrical connections. There is a centrally located, open internal channel, wherein inlet/outlet of internal channel is located in the distal ring, or is guided and monitored using a system for 3D electroanatomical mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIDATA SP. Z O.O.
    Inventors: Sebastian Stec, Sanjeev Choudhary, Janusz Sledz
  • Patent number: 10111715
    Abstract: A medical instrument assembly including a handle assembly having a first handle portion and a second handle portion proximate the second end, wherein the second handle portion is slidably engaged with the first handle portion. A first localization element is attached to the first handle portion and a second localization element is attached to the second handle portion. A medical instrument is mechanically coupled to the second handle portion and a translation of the second handle portion with respect to the first handle portion causes a coincident and coextensive translation of the medical instrument. The amount of translation of the medical instrument is adapted to be determined by calculating the distance between the first localization element and the second localization element. The first and second localization elements may be electromagnetic sensors which positions may be determined by a navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Lee, Mark Hunter, Troy L. Holsing
  • Patent number: 10080578
    Abstract: A tissue cutting device that is especially suited for neurosurgical applications is disclosed and described. The device includes a handpiece and an outer cannula in which a reciprocating inner cannula is disposed. A delivery sleeve may be selectively provided that is configured to be disposed about the outer cannula for delivery of a variety of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nico Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mark, Brian C. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 10064607
    Abstract: A biopsy device comprises a probe body, a needle portion, a hollow cutter, and a tissue sample holder. The needle portion extends distally from the probe body and comprises a transverse tissue receiving aperture. The hollow cutter is translatable relative to the needle portion to sever a tissue sample from tissue protruding though the aperture. The hollow cutter defines a cutter lumen. The tissue sample holder comprises a body and a tissue sample tray. The tissue sample tray is removably engaged with the body and comprises a downwardly extending lumen. The downwardly extending lumen includes a pair of lower openings which are in communication with a chamber defined by the tissue sample tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan R. Keller, Emmanuel V. Tanghal, Robert M. Householder, Morgan R. Hunter, Trevor W. V. Speeg, Melody L. Mitro, Andrew P. Nock, Marcus D. Muffet, Kevin M. Fiebig, Edward A. Rhad
  • Patent number: 10052086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device for obtaining a material sample from a material. The medical device comprises a first member comprising a receptacle for receiving the material sample; and a second member having a hollow region for accommodating at least a portion of the first member such that the at least a portion of the first member is movable within the second member. The first and second members are arranged such that when the material sample is received in the receptacle of the first member, the material sample can be obtained by moving the first member within the second member. The medical device further comprises an optical element arranged to receive electromagnetic radiation that can be used to determine information in relation to the material. The medical device has a distal end for inserting the medical device into the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Western Australia
    Inventors: Robert Ainsley McLaughlin, Bryden Christopher Quirk, Dirk Lorenser, Loretta Scolaro
  • Patent number: 10022110
    Abstract: A biopsy system driver includes a motor having a rotatable output shaft, a support structure, a drive shaft, an elongate lead screw and a biopsy instrument drive member. The drive shaft is rotatably coupled to the support structure and includes or is otherwise operatively connected to the motor output shaft such that activation of the motor rotates the drive shaft. The elongate lead screw is coupled to the drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft rotates the lead screw about an axis of the lead screw. The lead screw is axially translatable relative to the drive shaft and to the support structure. The biopsy instrument drive member is threadably coupled to the lead screw such that rotation of the lead screw causes axial translation of one of the lead screw and biopsy instrument drive member relative to the other one and to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Stand, III, Kevin M. Thompson, Christian M. Ulm, Arnold Oyola, Fareeha Safir, Daniel Robertson, Thomas Fisk, Peter Wolton
  • Patent number: 10010308
    Abstract: An image-guided system and method for performing needle biopsy on a moving lung nodule of a body is provided. CT images of the lung nodule are obtained to generate a motion model, based on which an optimal needle advancing path is determined. The motion of the lung nodule and the motion of a fiducial marker attached to the body are correlated. The motion of the fiducial marker is tracked and monitored by a camera to determine a position of the lung nodule based on the correlation. A time for advancing the needle is determined based on a motion attribute of the reference. The needle is advanced by a robotic needle manipulator at the predetermined time along the path to accomplish the needle placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Yu Zhou, Kaarvannan Thiruvalluvan, Lukasz Krzeminski, William H. Moore, Zhigang Xu, Zhengrong Liang
  • Patent number: 9999542
    Abstract: A cannula insertion system configured to divide a cannula insertion process into a two-step process. The first step advances a needle portion a first distance and the second step advances the needle portion a second distance. The first step and the second step may be at different angles. At least one of the angles may be less than 90°. At least one of the steps may be mechanically assisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Mark Humayun, Jaw-Chyng Lormen Lue
  • Patent number: 9999444
    Abstract: A precision depth guided instrument, such as a Jamshidi needle, is provided for use in various surgeries related to the vertebrae. The instrument includes an outer cannula, an inner cannula and a stylet. After the cortical bone of a vertebra is penetrated by the outer cannula of the instrument, the depth of penetration of the inner cannula is adjusted by rotation of the inner cannula. The inner cannula is then moved further into the vertebrae, and a stop mounted on the outer cannula controls the depth of penetration of the inner cannula. The correct depth of penetration is determined by radiography prior to the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Orthovita, Inc.
    Inventors: Wyatt Drake Geist, Pierce Dalton Nunley
  • Patent number: 9987050
    Abstract: A portal for accessing a desired lamina portion of a desired cervical vertebra to perform a laminoplasty. In one aspect, a laminoplasty portal is presented that defines an interior conduit and has a first sidewall section and a second sidewall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SPECTRUM SPINE IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: James C. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9986974
    Abstract: These are site marking devices for marking a selected site within tissue of a patient. More particularly, the devices include an elongated body of gel and a metallic band disposed at least partially surrounding the body of gel. The body of gel is recognizably artificial when the marker is subject to ultrasound or x-ray imaging. Therefore, it is readily distinguishable from biological features within the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 9980707
    Abstract: A notched tissue-collection needle configured similarly to a fine-needle-aspiration needle is provided with a cutting edge disposed in the notch and configured to excise tissue into the notch for collection. A stylet may be provided through a lumen of the needle during introduction into a patient body. The needle may be provided with echogenicity-enhancing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Drew B. Schembre, Michael S. Clancy, Kevin Chmura
  • Patent number: 9974523
    Abstract: A biopsy device may be used to obtain and store multiple tissue samples. The device permits the tissue samples to be stored in a sequenced fashion within a generally transparent tissue storage chamber disposed at a proximal end of the biopsy device. The tissue samples can be stored on flexible tissue sample strips arranged around the circumference of a rotating vacuum manifold disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Wells D. Haberstich, Kenneth E. Hogue, Michele D'Arcangelo, Trevor W. V. Speeg