Body Pierced By Tubular Cutter Or Rod-type Punch Patents (Class 600/567)
  • Patent number: 11510661
    Abstract: A full core biopsy device includes a needle assembly having stylet, spoon, and at least one coring cannula. A window is located in at least one of the spoon and coring cannula. A excising finger is configured to prolapse through the window into a lumen of the inner spoon or cannula to sever a tissue sample upon translation or axial advancement of the excising finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: RLS Interventional, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Field, Chad J. Bacon
  • Patent number: 11488306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to deep learning implementations for medical imaging. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and system for indicating whether additional medical tests are required after analysing an initial medical screening, in substantially real-time. Aspects and/or embodiments seek to provide a method and system for recommending additional medical tests, in substantially real-time, based on analysing an initial medical scan, with the use of deep learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KHEIRON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Peter Kecskemethy, Tobias Rijken, Edith Karpati, Michael O'Neill, Andreas Heindl, Joseph Elliot Yearsley, Dimitrios Korkinof, Galvin Khara
  • Patent number: 11478307
    Abstract: A fiber optic tracking sensor includes at least three optical fibers, each optical fiber having a plurality of fiber optic sensors along a length of a sensing portion of the sensor. A shape-memory member is coupled to the three optical fibers and provides support to the sensor. The at least three optical fibers are arranged in a spaced apart relationship, each offset from a central longitudinal axis of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Jienan Ding, Joseph J. Bos, Tim Perez, Min Wu, Saul Najera, Robert A. Brindley
  • Patent number: 11471137
    Abstract: An automatic biopsy gun is described, the gun comprising a body and a needle cantileverly extending from the body. The needle comprises a stylet provided with a collecting hollow to collect a tissue sample, and a cannula in which the stylet is slidingly housed so that the collecting hollow can come out of the cannula and go back in it with a guillotine effect. The gun further comprises a pushing member to push the cannula and a pushing member to push the stylet, both being movable in the body between a forward position and a rearward position in order to slide the stylet with respect to the cannula. Elastic countering means counter the pushing members which are loaded by driving means operable by the user. Advantageously, pushing members are guided by inner guides that are inside the gun body and the guide of the cannula is closer to the needle than the guide of the stylet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Pietro Musicco, Cecilia Musicco
  • Patent number: 11464501
    Abstract: A biopsy device comprising: a cannula comprising an elongate cannula body extending between a cannula distal end and a cannula proximal end to define a lumen, wherein the cannula comprises a cutting portion at the cannula distal end; a stylet comprising an elongate body having a stylet distal end and a stylet proximal end, the stylet being slidably disposed within the lumen, wherein the stylet comprises a tissue sampling portion. The tissue sampling portion is formed by a notch in the body of the stylet at or near the stylet distal end. The biopsy device further comprises an actuator assembly, the actuator assembly arranged to move the cannula relative to the stylet between a retracted position in which at least part of the tissue sampling portion is exposed and an extended position in which the cannula at least partly surrounds the tissue sampling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
    Inventors: Damien Long, Edmund Brennan, Eugene Skelton, Anthony Wright
  • Patent number: 11457863
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a computer-implemented method for improving efficacy of diabetes self-management with automated personalized computer engagement that reliably obtains a measurement message and/or contextual information used to determine a suitable insulin dosage of an insulin titration process to treat the diabetic patient. The method includes causing display of a messaging interface that couples the user of the computing device to a chat bot simulating a health coach in a natural conversation to obtain a measurement of the diabetic patient's blood-glucose level. The method includes determining an insulin dosage recommendation to treat the diabetic patient by processing the measured blood-glucose level with an insulin titration algorithm that is personalized for the diabetic patient, and generating an electronic signal configured to cause a corresponding action to be performed by a computing device (e.g., display message of recommended insulin dosage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Roy, Miguel Angelo Drumond
  • Patent number: 11457909
    Abstract: An endoscopic device for biportal endoscopic spinal surgery is proposed. The device includes: a guide tube as a hollow tubular member extending in a longitudinal direction and having a front end thereof reaching a target site in a patient's body when being used, the guide tube accommodating a probe of an endoscope inserted therein; a saline solution guide part mounted on a rear end of the guide tube and guiding a saline solution injected from an outside to an inside of the guide tube; and an adapter part positioned at the rear end of the guide tube and guiding the probe of the endoscope to use to the guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Min Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 11439432
    Abstract: A system including includes an intraosseous needle and a handle. The intraosseous needle includes a distal end configured for insertion into a bone and a proximal end configured to extend from the bone. The handle is configured to releasably engage the intraosseous needle. The handle includes a cylindrical body portion, a handle portion, and a channel. The cylindrical body portion includes a distal end configured to receive the proximal end of the intraosseous needle. The handle portion extends from the cylindrical body portion and has a bulb-like cross-sectional shape and opposing first and second substantially planar surfaces. The channel is configured to receive the proximal end of the intraosseous needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Sweeney, Matthew V. Leyden, Ray Hines
  • Patent number: 11419588
    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: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Austen, Dieter Manstein
  • Patent number: 11406364
    Abstract: An exemplary biopsy device includes (i) an elongated body, (ii) a hollow needle coupled to the distal end of the elongated body, the hollow needle having a channel that spans the length of the hollow needle, (iii) a trigger associated with the elongated body, (iv) a stylet having or associated with a biopsy element, the stylet being disposed within the channel of the hollow needle, operably connected to the trigger, and configured to extend beyond the distal end of the hollow needle and subsequently retract within the channel of the hollow needle, and (v) a spring mechanism operably connected to the trigger such that the spring mechanism compresses in response to operation of the trigger, extending the biopsy element, and is configured to rebound following compression, the rebound causing the biopsy element to retract toward or within the hollow needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Access Health, LLC
    Inventor: Cyrillo Araujo
  • Patent number: 11406363
    Abstract: A biopsy device (100), comprising: a cannula (102) comprising an elongate cannula body (106) extending between a cannula distal end (108) and a cannula proximal end (110) to define a lumen (112), wherein the cannula comprises a cutting portion at the cannula distal end (108); a stylet (104) comprising an elongate body (116) having a stylet distal end (118) and a stylet proximal end (120), the stylet (104) being slidably disposed within the lumen (112), wherein the stylet (104) comprises a tissue sampling portion (122); and an alignment means (126) arranged to maintain a preferred alignment between the stylet (104) and the cannula (102), wherein the alignment means (126) is arranged to align one or more of: i) relative rotation between the stylet distal end and the cannula distal end; ii) relative flexing between the stylet distal end and the cannula distal end; and iii) relative axial translation between the stylet distal end and the cannula distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
    Inventors: Damien Long, Edmund Brennan, Jimmy Eaton-Evans, Jonathan Bouchier-Hayes
  • Patent number: 11382614
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an end effector for use with a surgical device is provided. The end effector includes a driver, a clip assembly, a needle assembly, and biasing element. The clip assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the driver. Rotation of the driver results in longitudinal translation of the clip assembly. The needle assembly is selectively engaged with the clip assembly. The biasing element is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the needle assembly and is configured to bias the needle assembly proximally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Arpan Desai, Paul C. DiCesare, Danial Ferreira, Brandon Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 11369752
    Abstract: An approach is provided for delivering therapeutic materials to an intervertebral disc via a sub-ligamentous space. The approach includes positioning a tool at an interface of a longitudinal ligament and an outer surface of the intervertebral disc, in which the interface is the sub-ligamentous space. The tool may include a first needle and a second needle housed within the first needle. An insertion end of the first needle may include a shallow beveled end. The approach includes inserting the insertion end of the first needle into the sub-ligamentous space. The approach includes deploying the second needle from within the first needle into at least one of an annulus and a nucleus of the intervertebral disc. The approach includes delivering the therapeutic materials to the at least one of the annulus and the nucleus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jared T. Wilsey, Keith E. Miller, Benjamin T. Reves
  • Patent number: 11337710
    Abstract: A bone fragment and osteomedullary tissue harvesting system that includes a harvesting device, a collection vessel and tubing. The harvesting device includes a needle portion and a handle portion. The needle portion that has a needle bore that extends through at least part of the needle portion. The handle portion is operably attached to the needle portion. The handle portion includes a connection port and a vacuum control mechanism that are in communication with a handle bore that extends through the handle portion. The needle bore is in communication with the handle bore. The vacuum control mechanism includes a vacuum aperture that extends through a surface of the handle portion and is in communication with the handle bore. The collection vessel is capable of receiving aspirated bone fragments and tissue. The tubing operably connects the connection port and the collection vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: Fortus Medical, Inc., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Robert Assell, Andy Freeman, George Muschler
  • Patent number: 11331087
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided to facilitate the minimally invasive removal of tissue biopsies and to facilitate the direct approach to anesthetizing the chest wall, in accordance with embodiments of the present invention. A pull-type cutting device 1 comprises two coaxially nested tubes, each extending from a proximal end 21 to a distal end 22. The first tube 61 defines a guide wire lumen 23 for slidingly receiving a guide wire. The second tube 63 extends over the first tube 60 and coupled thereto at the distal end 22 defining an expandable portion 13 adjacent the distal end 22. The second tube 63 defines an inflation lumen 25 extending from the shaft proximal end 21 to the expandable portion 13. The inflation lumen 25 communicates inflation fluid from the proximal end 21 to the expandable portion 13 so as to inflate and deploy the expandable portion 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PRECISION THORACIC, LLC
    Inventor: Edward M. Boyle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11311309
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, methods, and compositions are described involving removing a portion of the epidermis within a donor site on a subject, and harvesting dermal plugs within the donor site. An injectable filler is formed by mincing the dermal plugs. The injectable filler is configured for injecting into a recipient site on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 11291433
    Abstract: A percutaneous access system is disclosed that includes a needle and an inner cannula. The needle includes an internal passageway. At a distal end, the needle includes an expandable section. A distal section of the internal passageway of the needle, which corresponds to the expandable section, is tapered to enable the expandable section to expand and collapse as the inner cannula is positioned within and/or moves through the tapered distal section. The inner cannula may enable grasping and/or aspiration of a sample from a location of interest within a subject's body. Biopsy methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Summit Access, Inc.
    Inventors: Leroy D. Geist, Shawn P. Fojtik
  • Patent number: 11272908
    Abstract: A handheld biopsy punch pen assembly with a first sampling housing selectively removably couplable to a body of the assembly and having a skin puncturing assembly disposed therein that includes a distal tip and with at least one blade member disposed thereon. The assembly includes a spring-loaded pen assembly operably configured to have a loaded position with the distal tip of the skin puncturing assembly recessed, a sampling position with the distal tip projecting outwardly away from the lower end of the first sampling housing for sampling of a user's skin and with the distal end the plunger member directly coupled to the skin puncturing assembly, and a retracted position with the distal tip projecting outwardly away from, and disposed a length away from, the lower end of the first sampling housing and with the distal end the plunger member uncoupled to the skin puncturing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Will Richardson, M.D., P.A.
    Inventor: Willie Richardson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11259796
    Abstract: A bio paracentesis needle includes a tube-shaped body having a hollow portion through which a suture is inserted, an insertion portion formed at an end of the body to cut skin and insert the body, and at least one removal cut to an inside of the body to remove waste under the skin when the body is inserted. The insertion portion includes a first inclined edge having a diagonal surface inclined downward in a direction from a first end of the both to the hollow portion, a second inclined edge having a diagonal surface inclined upward from a second end of the body to the first inclined edge, the second end being positioned opposite the first end, and a third inclined edge has a diagonal surface inclined downward in a direction from an end of the first inclined edge to the second inclined edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: 21 Century Medical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi Hyang Sin, Jae Won Yoo
  • Patent number: 11253236
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a sheath comprising a plurality of openings at a distal end; an elongate first needle extendible perpendicularly from said sheath through one of said plurality of openings; and an assembly comprising at least two second needles arranged in a predetermined pattern relative to said first needle, and extendible perpendicularly from said sheath, wherein, when extended from said distal end of said sheath: (i) each of said second needles extends a different length from said distal end of said sheath, (ii) at least a distal portion of each of said second needles is resiliently biased to extend laterally outwardly in relation to said first needle, and (iii) a lateral spread region defined by said distal portions of all of said second needles is determined based, at least in part, on a distance of said extending from said distal end of said sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ONEPASS MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Jacob Ben Arie, Jesse Lachter
  • Patent number: 11246576
    Abstract: A biopsy punch device and method for making punch cuts at consistent predetermined depths. In an exemplary embodiment of the biopsy punch device includes two interconnecting pieces: an inner housing piece and an outer blocking cover piece. The inner housing piece releasably mounts cutting blades arranged in a desired geometric shape for biopsy punch cuts. The blocking cover piece overlays the inner housing piece in an assembled configuration and includes two openings: a larger distal end opening and a narrower proximal end cutting blade opening. The blocking cover distal end opening fits around and adjacent to the housing piece distal end. The blocking cover proximal end opening fits around and adjacent to the cutting blades. With the biopsy punch device in assembled position, the proximal side of the blocking cover piece provides a mechanical stop in the cutting process at the desired depth of penetration of the cutting blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Neal, Adam J. Mellott, David S. Zamierowski
  • Patent number: 11247022
    Abstract: A delivery tube and cap are configured to be connected to a container that houses fluid to be delivered to a nasal cavity. The delivery tube includes an inner cannula that is positioned within an outer cannula. Each of the cannulas includes a first outlet with one or more openings aligned along a first lateral section and a second outlet with one or more openings aligned along a second lateral section. The delivery tube and cap are configured to provide relative axial movement between the cannulas. The cannulas are positionable between a first axial position that aligns the first outlets along the first lateral section of the delivery tube to deliver the fluid out of the device in a first lateral direction, and a second axial position that aligns the second outlets along the second lateral section to deliver fluid out of the device in a second lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Neosinus Health Inc
    Inventors: Magda R. Pugh, Kashif Mazhar, Michael Edward Laut, Nathan McCracken
  • Patent number: 11241145
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an endoscopic surgery device and an outer tube, capable of easily obtaining an image desired by an operator to facilitate treatment as well as of performing minimally invasive surgery. In the endoscopic surgery device and the outer tube, an endoscope and a treatment tool are inserted into a body cavity through an outer tube. The outer tube is provided with a built-in slider. The slider is provided so as to be axially movable in the outer tube body. The endoscope and the treatment tool, inserted into the outer tube, are held by the slider. Moving the treatment tool allows endoscope to be moved in conjunction with the movement of the treatment tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Dejima, Nobuyuki Torisawa
  • Patent number: 11241253
    Abstract: Subcutaneous implantation tools and methods of implanting a subcutaneous device using the same. The tool may include a tool body having a longitudinally extending recess having a distal opening and having a tunneler at a distal end of the tool body extending from the distal opening of the recess. The tool may include a plunger slidably fitting within at least a portion of the tool body recess. The recess may be configured to receive an implantable device and the tunneler preferably extends distally from the recess at a position laterally displaced from the device when the device is so located in the recess. Movement of the plunger distally within the recess advances the device distally out of the recess and alongside of and exterior to the tunneler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Vanderpool, Michael R. Klardie, Kris A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11241222
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a body, a needle, a cutter, a tissue sample holder, and a sample stopping assembly. The needle extends distally from the body. The cutter is longitudinally translatable relative to the needle and defines a cutter lumen. The tissue sample holder is coupled proximally relative to the body. The cutter lumen of the cutter defines at least a portion of a fluid conduit extending between a distal end of the cutter and the tissue sample holder. The sample stopping assembly includes a rotatable strainer that is configured to selectively arrest movement of a tissue sample within the fluid conduit between the cutter and the tissue sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew P. Nock
  • Patent number: 11234790
    Abstract: A device for providing a fiducial marker(s) within or near a target tissue (e.g. nodule, tumor or other) within a patient. The present teachings provide a device with a handle device, a catheter with a distal end and a proximal end coupled to the handle device, a needle slidably received within the catheter, and a stylet slidably received within the needle. The stylet includes a fiducial marker at a distal end of the stylet. The fiducial marker transitions from a first shape state to a second shape state upon expulsion from the distal end of the needle. The distal end of the stylet is mechanically disconnected from the proximal end of the fiducial marker during a fiducial marker delivery state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon J. Shuman
  • Patent number: 11219743
    Abstract: Tissue puncture devices, and systems and methods for accessing tissue (e.g., cardiovascular tissue) according to the present disclosure may include a tubular sheath extending along a longitudinal axis, the tubular sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, a needle disposed coaxially in the sheath, the needle having a proximal end and a distal end and being movable along the longitudinal axis of sheath, and a needle control mechanism disposed at the proximal end of the needle, the needle control mechanism being configured to lock the distal end of the needle in a first position retracted within the distal end of the sheath, and release the needle to an unlocked second position such that the distal end of the needle is extendable beyond the distal end of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance A. Freeseman, James P. Rohl, Joel T. Eggert, Eric M. Petersen, Craig M. Wilson, Douglas D. Pagoria, Todd College
  • Patent number: 11213280
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a first cannula driver connected to a first cannula and a second cannula driver connected to a second cannula. The first cannula driver has a first rack member and a flange. The second cannula driver has a second rack member. A drive assembly has a linear motor drive, a transmission assembly, a switching motor drive, and an electrical controller circuit. The electrical controller circuit is configured to execute program instructions to selectively operate the linear motor drive and the switching motor drive. The transmission assembly has a gear assembly drivably coupled to the switching motor drive and configured to releasably engage at least one of the first rack member of the first cannula driver and the second rack member of the second cannula driver. A coupler member is connected to the linear motor drive, and is configured to engage the flange of the first cannula driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Van Liere
  • Patent number: 11197721
    Abstract: A system for tracking a medical device includes an introducer. Two or more sensors are disposed along a length of the introducer and are spaced apart along the length. An interface is configured to connect to the introducer such that the introducer and the interface operatively couple to and support the medical device wherein the two or more sensors are configured to provide feedback for positioning and orienting the medical device using medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Ramon Quido Erkamp, Ameet Kumar Jain, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon
  • Patent number: 11191552
    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: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Sikora, Steven W. Ek
  • Patent number: 11160541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biopsy container, a biopsy device, an imaging system, and a method for processing images of a biopsy container. The biopsy container comprises a container orientation mark and an alignment mark. The container orientation mark is configured for a cooperation with a corresponding shaft orientation mark arranged on a tube shaft of a biopsy device to indicate a specific orientation of the biopsy container relative to the tube shaft. The alignment mark is configured for a registration of images of the biopsy container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Van Der Zaag, Bernardus Hendrikus Wilhelmus Hendriks, Christian Varekamp
  • Patent number: 11154323
    Abstract: Subcutaneous implantation tools and methods of implanting a subcutaneous device using the same. The tool may include a tool body having a longitudinally extending recess having a distal opening and having a tunneler at a distal end of the tool body extending from the distal opening of the recess. The tool may include a plunger slidably fitting within at least a portion of the tool body recess. The recess may be configured to receive an implantable device and the tunneler preferably extends distally from the recess at a position laterally displaced from the device when the device is so located in the recess. Movement of the plunger distally within the recess advances the device distally out of the recess and alongside of and exterior to the tunneler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Vanderpool, Michael R. Klardie, Kris A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11154362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a customized surgical guide device and a customized surgical guide generating method and program. A customized surgical guide generating method comprises the steps of: acquiring body surface data and treatment area data from medical image data by a computer; a first shape data generating step, wherein the first shape data is data which corresponds to the shape of the body part cover; a target point setting step of setting one or more target points; setting individual first points on the body surface accessible to the target point with a medical tool; setting a guide tube length on the basis of a distance from the first point to the target point; and generating final shape data in which one or more guide tubes are combined to the first shape data by applying the guide tube length to the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: THE ASAN FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Namkug Kim, Guk Bae Kim, Beom Seok Ko, Sang Wook Lee, Sei Hyun Ahn, Byung Ho Son, Jong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11147541
    Abstract: A depth stop assembly for use with a biopsy device targeting cannula includes a depth stop and a thumbwheel. The depth stop is configured to receive the targeting cannula. The depth stop has a lock to selectively restrict axial movement of the targeting cannula relative to the depth stop. The thumbwheel is motion-coupled to the depth stop. The thumbwheel has a circumferential finger gripping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Nock, Edward A. Rhad, Robert M. Householder, Melody L. Stamper
  • Patent number: 11130942
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for harvesting stem cells from fat tissue. The apparatus may include a first transducer coupled to a first end of an resonant horn to form an ultrasonic resonator. The resonant horn may include an elongated body having a plurality of through-holes configured to accommodate a plurality of specimen containers that are positioned substantially perpendicular to the elongated body. The apparatus may also include a wave generator coupled to the first transducer to generate an ultrasonic wave, wherein the elongated body has a length that is multiples of the half-wavelength of the ultrasonic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Julian Henley
  • Patent number: 11123103
    Abstract: Described herein are various implementations of systems and methods for accessing and modulating tissue (for example, systems and methods for accessing and ablating nerves or other tissue within or surrounding a vertebral body to treat chronic lower back pain). Assessment of vertebral endplate degeneration or defects (e.g., pre-Modic changes) to facilitate identification of treatment sites and protocols are also provided in several embodiments. Several embodiments comprise the use of biomarkers to confirm or otherwise assess ablation, pain relief, efficacy of treatment, etc. Some embodiments include robotic elements for, as an example, facilitating robotically controlled access, navigation, imaging, and/or treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian W. Donovan, Alexander Pruitt, Michael Willink
  • Patent number: 11123148
    Abstract: A tool system for the repair of joint articular cartilage defects is disclosed. The tool system may include a non-trephine cutting tool, having a handle coupled to a movable support and a cutter section, coupled to the handle. The cutter section has a closed geometric peripheral shape sized to surround a lesion in cartilage of an articular joint. The cutter section also has a cutting edge that is sufficiently sharp to cut, by the application of force normal to the cutting edge, through cartilage surrounding a joint articular cartilage lesion from a repair site while having insubstantial effect on subchondral bone underlying the cartilage surrounding the joint articular cartilage lesion cartilage being cut, and a cartilage repair patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Riley Williams
  • Patent number: 11116535
    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: February 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TransMed7 LLC
    Inventors: Eugene H Vetter, James W Vetter
  • Patent number: 11116538
    Abstract: An example medical instrument for creating larger voids within target tissue. Medicants could be injected into these larger voids for diffusion into the surrounding tissue. An exemplary medical device includes a tissue penetrating device, a pocket creation device and a handle. The handle includes a first component connected to the tissue penetrating device and a second component connected to the pocket creation device. When the second component is at a first position relative to the first component, the pocket creation device is in a non-pocket creation configuration. When the second component is at a second position relative to the first component, the pocket creation device is in a pocket creation configuration, wherein the pocket creation device is slidably received within the tissue penetrating device and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Madeline C. Graham, Hugo X. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11116540
    Abstract: Systems, instruments or devices, and methods or procedures are described in which a scalpet array is applied to a target site with the use of a pattern. The scalpet array comprises scalpets positioned on a device. Skin pixels are incised at the target site via application of a load through the scalpet array. A recipient site is prepared by positioning the pattern at the recipient site and applying the scalpet array to generate skin defects. The incised skin pixels are applied at the skin defects of the recipient site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 11096676
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a hydraulic drive assembly, a drive mechanism, and a biopsy member. The hydraulic drive assembly includes a chamber housing that defines a proximal chamber, a distal chamber, and a transition chamber that collectively form a continuous passage in the chamber housing. The proximal chamber has a first transverse area and the distal chamber has a second transverse area, with the first transverse area being larger than the second transverse area. A drive piston is located in the proximal chamber and a driven piston is located in the distal chamber. A hydraulic fluid fills a cavity between the drive piston and the driven piston to establish a hydraulic connection between the drive piston and the driven piston. The drive mechanism is connected to the drive piston to move the drive piston in the proximal cylinder. The biopsy member is connected to the driven piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Van Liere
  • Patent number: 11090032
    Abstract: An intraosseous needle set is provided for penetrating a target area. The intraosseous needle set includes a cannula having a first end, a second end, and a bore. The bore may accommodate an intraosseous device, such that the intraosseous device and the cannula are operable to penetrate the target area. The bore has a length extending from the second end of the cannula through the first end of the cannula. The bore has a first cross-section with a substantially constant diameter along a majority of the length and extends from the second end of the cannula toward the first end of the cannula. The bore has a second cross-section along a minority of the length and extends from the first end of the cannula toward the second end of the cannula. The second cross-section may have a different shape than the first cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, Robert W. Titkemeyer, John Morgan, Christopher Kilcoin
  • Patent number: 11090033
    Abstract: A bi-directional depth stop for use with biopsy instrument including a body and a pair of blades. The body defines a channel sized to receive a cannula associated with the biopsy instrument. The channel includes a first pair of opposing concave surfaces and a second pair of opposing concave surfaces. The first pair and second pair of opposing concave surfaces together form a superimposed bi-oval-shaped cross-section. Each blade of the pair of blades projects inwardly into a concave surface of the first pair of opposing concave surfaces such the pair of blades are disposed on an opposing side of the body. In some instances, the concave surfaces may be beneficial to provide rotation of the dept stop in two directions rather than a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Rebellino, John Kevin Bruce
  • Patent number: 11083441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for taking a biopsy in a human or animal tissue, comprising an elongated hollow member having a circular cross-section in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis, and a circular cutting edge at distal end. The circular cutting edge is provided with at least one cutting slit, running from the cutting edge in a proximal direction of the elongated hollow member. The arrangement further comprises a rotational member configured to apply rotational movement to the hollow member, wherein the rotational movement is applied in accordance to a rotational procedure such that the hollow member is rotated in one direction a predefined amount of rotations, and thereafter rotated in an opposite direction the same amount of rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NeoDynamics AB
    Inventors: Kai-Uwe Schässburger, Peter Sellei, Bo Lindström, Michael Svedberg, Ronny Ståhle, Magnus Olsen
  • Patent number: 11083475
    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: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Carter J. Kovarik, Joseph E. Kovarik
  • Patent number: 11079474
    Abstract: A device for generating and/or processing a signal, and a method for ascertaining an adjustment of a device for processing or generating a signal. The method includes the steps: generating a transmission signal or a test signal with the aid of a signal device of a device; separating first signals, which come to the signal device from an interface device of the device, from second signals which come to the interface device from the signal device, the interface device being coupleable or coupled to a transmitting and/or receiving antenna; and outputting the first and the second signals separately from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Steinbuch, Karin Moertlbauer, Matthias Steinhauer, Michael Ott
  • Patent number: 11071563
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system, method, and apparatus for harvesting follicular units from an epidermis. The disclosed apparatus includes a hollow tubular structure having a central axis and a trumpet bell structure that is attached to an end of the hollow tubular structure. The trumpet bell structure terminates at a flat annular face that is substantially in a plane perpendicular to the central axis. The flat annular face has a sharp outer edge, and an inner surface of the trumpet bell structure inward from the flat annular face is smoothly varying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DEVROYE INSTRUMENTS LLC
    Inventor: Jean Devroye
  • Patent number: 11064981
    Abstract: A biopsy device for acquiring a tissue sample is disclosed. The biopsy device comprises a partoff mechanism which can have at least a tab and an actuator. The actuator can be used to control the angle of the tab and thus partoff a tissue sample. The tab may be on a cutter tube, which may have a sharp distal end which may core the samples from the mass of tissue. Multiple tissue samples may be collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Bilgor Peliks
  • Patent number: 11045173
    Abstract: A full core biopsy device includes an outer cannula carried at a proximal end by a outer cannula hub and defining a tissue cutting edge at an opposite distal end, an elongated inner cannula carried at a proximal end by an inner cannula hub and concentrically slidably disposed within the outer cannula. A housing defines a first cavity, a second cavity, and a spring hub between the first and second cavities with a bore in communication between the cavities. An outer cannula spring is disposed within the first cavity between the spring hub and the outer cannula hub. The outer cannula spring is configured to produce a force directed distally against the outer cannula hub. An inner cannula spring is disposed within the second cavity between the spring hub and the inner cannula hub and is configured to produce a force directed proximally against the inner cannula hub. A latch, stop and trigger arrangement is provided to charge the device to compress the two springs and to fire the device to obtain a tissue sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PAVE. LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Perianu Knoll
  • Patent number: 11033296
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a biopsy tool and a control system in communication with the biopsy tool. The control system is configured to receive a command to perform a biopsy, retrieve a predefined dynamic trajectory for performing the biopsy from a memory device, and control the biopsy tool to move according to the predefined dynamic trajectory to perform the biopsy. The predefined dynamic trajectory includes a plurality of dynamic control modes. Each of the plurality of dynamic control modes has a different displacement profile. At least one different displacement profile comprises a cyclic displacement profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Carlson, Randall L. Schlesinger, Federico Barbagli