Forceps Patents (Class 606/205)
  • Patent number: 11116490
    Abstract: A soft tissue protector comprising a hollow body, a plurality of jaws at an anterior end of the hollow body forming a conical tip, an insert that is inserted inside of a posterior end of the hollow body, at least one handle, and a sliding lock on the handle that retains the insert inside of the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Brd. of Sup. of LSU and A &MColleg
    Inventors: Giovanni Francesco Solitro, Massimo Morandi, R. Shane Barton
  • Patent number: 11116267
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying and removing false eyelashes includes a first eye ring and a second eye ring for a user's fingers, with the first eye ring fixedly coupled to a slide extending from a hub. The second eye ring controls a slider controller connected to a slider cable which moves a first applicator support along a slide. A second applicator support is mounted on the slide opposite the hub. A first applicator extends laterally from the first applicator support and a second applicator extends laterally from the second applicator support, and are fixed in parallel such that they come together when the first applicator support is urged toward the second applicator support by the slider cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Conchita Leeflang
  • Patent number: 11116534
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a surgical device including a body portion and an end effector. The body portion defines a longitudinal axis. The end effector is disposed adjacent a distal end of the body portion and includes first and second jaw members. At least one jaw member is pivotable with respect to the other jaw member between open and approximated positions along a first plane. Each jaw member is independently movable with respect to the other jaw member between a first position where the jaw members are aligned with the longitudinal axis and a second position where at least one jaw member is disposed at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis and with respect to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Jaimeen Kapadia
  • Patent number: 11116589
    Abstract: A method of initializing the layout of one or more robotic arms controllable by an input object, comprising: entering a paused mode, in which control of movement of the robotic arms by the input object is paused; measuring an input object initialization layout, defined by the layout of at least one segment of the input object; actuating at least a portion of the robotic arms to match the input object initialization layout; and entering a controlled mode, in which movements of the input object control the robotic arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Memic Innovative Surgery Ltd.
    Inventors: Dvir Cohen, Eli Shapira
  • Patent number: 11109877
    Abstract: A treatment instrument includes a sheath having a longitudinal axis, an end effector provided on one end of the sheath, a housing to which the other end of the sheath is connected, and an operation dial provided to be rotatable relative to the housing around a first rotational axis. The operation dial includes a first outer peripheral surface provided around the first rotational axis, and a second outer peripheral surface spaced apart from the first outer peripheral surface in a direction along the first rotational axis and provided around the first rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ojiro Kitamura, Reisuke Osada
  • Patent number: 11096663
    Abstract: A system for providing navigational guidance to a sonographer acquiring images may provide haptic feedback to the sonographer. The haptic feedback may be provided through an ultrasonic probe or a separate device. Haptic feedback may include vibrations or other sensations provided to the sonographer. The system may analyze acquired images and determine the location of acquisition and compare it to a desired image based, at least in part, on the acquired image. The system may then provide the haptic feedback to guide the sonographer to move the ultrasonic probe to the location to acquire the desired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Schneider, Vijay Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 11090154
    Abstract: A holding device for a suture ring is provided. The holding device may include a retainer in which a suture ring can be releasably fixed, in particular clamped, and a handle which is connected to the retainer and which has an actuating mechanism for fixing and/or releasing a connection between the retainer and the suture ring. By means of the holding device, a suture ring can be fixed in the retainer such that a tubular part and/or object can be pushed into the suture ring without exerting forces on the tissue to which the suture ring is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BERLIN HEART GMBH
    Inventors: Helge Krambeck, Gerhard Lauterbach, Felix Von Winterfeld
  • Patent number: 11083453
    Abstract: A surgical instrument that includes an elongate channel that is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge therein. In at least one form, an anvil is pivotally coupled to a proximal end of the elongate channel such that the anvil is pivotal about a discrete, non-movable anvil axis defined by the elongate channel. A firing member is configured for axial travel within the elongate channel in response to an application of firing motions thereto. The firing member is configured to movably engage the anvil and the elongate channel to space the anvil relative to the elongate channel at a desired spacing as the firing member is axially driven through the elongate channel. A closure member is configured to move the anvil from an open position to closed positions relative to the elongate channel upon application of closure motions to the closure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chester O. Baxter, III, Jason L. Harris, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11083528
    Abstract: A surgical system for control of a surgical mechanical arm, which system comprises: at least one input arm comprising: a first section rotatable about a first section axis; a second section rotatable about a second section axis; a first bendable joint coupling said first and said second sections, where said first section axis and said second section axis are not collinear, for all angles of bending of said first bendable joint; at least one sensor configured to measure movement of one or more of said sections; and circuitry configured to receive a measurement signal from said at least one sensor and to generate a control signal, based on said measurement signal for control of movement of said surgical mechanical arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Memic Innovative Surgery Ltd.
    Inventors: Dvir Cohen, Yaron Levinson
  • Patent number: 11051866
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft extending distally along a shaft axis, a waveguide acoustically coupled with the ultrasonic transducer and extending distally through the shaft, and an end effector at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade acoustically coupled with the waveguide. A nodal support element is arranged within a distal portion of the shaft and encircles the waveguide at a distal-most acoustic node of the waveguide. The nodal support element includes a support portion aligned with the distal-most acoustic node, and a sealing portion extending axially from the support portion. The support portion engages an inner surface of the shaft and is configured to support the waveguide in coaxial alignment with the shaft axis. The sealing portion sealingly engages the inner surface of the shaft and is configured to prevent proximal ingress of fluid through the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick L. Estera, Michael A. Keenan, Craig T. Davis, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jason R. Lesko
  • Patent number: 11045331
    Abstract: Implant inserters and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for delivering a fusion cage or other implant to a spinal disc space and for rotating or articulating the implant within the disc space. An exemplary instrument can include an inner member having opposed jaws for grasping the implant and holding the implant during insertion. The inner member can be slidably received within an outer member such that relative axial translation of the inner and outer members is effective to open or close the jaws. The jaws and/or the distal end of the outer member can have a low-profile geometry, which can advantageously facilitate certain surgical procedures. For example, the low-profile geometry can allow for a more medial approach to an intervertebral disc space in which the implant is to be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Dittmann, William Miller, Jeff Walker
  • Patent number: 11045212
    Abstract: An instrument for drilling a hole for a bone screw comprises a shaft having a primary drill fluted portion, a shank, and a middle portion there between. Part of an outer surface of the shaft's middle portion is non-curved. A sleeve surrounds the shaft. The sleeve has an inner surface that is complementary to the outer surface of the shaft's middle portion such that the sleeve slides with respect to the shaft. The sleeve's inner surface contacts the outer surface of the shaft's middle portion at the non-curved part such that the shaft can transmit torque to the sleeve. A countersink drill bit is provided at an end of the sleeve proximate the shaft's primary drill fluted portion. A locking mechanism selectively holds the sleeve in a fixed position with respect to the shaft, locating the countersink drill bit at a selected position with respect to the shaft's drilling end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Aristotech Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Douglas Pacaccio, Jeremy Blair, Emmanuel Anapliotis
  • Patent number: 11033302
    Abstract: A surgical system includes an implant having a first attachment mechanism and an insertion instrument having a proximal end, a distal end, and a second attachment mechanism disposed at the distal end for removable connection with the first attachment mechanism. The proximal end of the insertion instrument is pivotable with respect to the implant. The insertion instrument can include an inserter and a guide. A method of using the surgical system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan D. Milz, Dan Boljonis
  • Patent number: 11020194
    Abstract: The present invention provides a minimally invasive surgical instrument with a terminal steerable mechanism, comprising an intervention device, a control device and one or more wires. The strip-shaped intervention device sequentially includes a main section, a flexible section and an operation section from the top to the end. The control device includes a sphere with a preset rotational degree of freedom, and an operating lever connected to the sphere. Said one or more wires are extended along the main section of the intervention device. Here, the second ends of said at least one or more wires are connected to the flexible section or the operation section of the intervention device, and the first ends thereof are connected to at least a part of the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bing-Shiang Yang, Chao-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 11020114
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, comprising an articulatable end effector that is selectively articulatable about an articulation axis. The end effector comprises first and second jaws wherein the second jaw is pivotable relative to the first jaw about a pivot axis by an axially movable closure member. One of the first and second jaws supports a fastener cartridge that defines a proximal most fastener location therein. A first distance between the pivot axis and an area of camming contact between a closure member cam surface on the closure member and a jaw cam surface on one of the first and second jaws divided by a second distance from the articulation axis to the proximal most fastener location is less than 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 11020167
    Abstract: An instrument (10) provided for simultaneous coagulation and dissection of tissue has tissue receptacles between the cutting electrode and the sealing electrode for the formation of tissue bulges to secure the tissue in the tool during the sealing process. In order to make it possible to form voluminous tissue bulges and to prevent their atrophy, the cutting electrode is supplied by a current limiting component, preferably in the form of a coupling capacitor. Thereby, in particular, in tissue that can be cut through easily, but which requires a long time for sealing, a high degree of process safety is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Schall, Achim Brodbeck, Rolf Weiler, Volker Mayer, Tobias Amann
  • Patent number: 10993773
    Abstract: A surgical system (200) includes a surgical instrument (260) that is sensitive to backlash that would adversely affect the transmission of controlled torque and position to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument (260) is coupled to motors in a surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) via a mechanical interface. The combination of the mechanical interface and surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) have low backlash, e.g., less than 0.7 degrees. The backlash is controlled in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240). From the drive output disk (545) in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly to the driven disk (964) of the surgical instrument, the mechanical interface has zero backlash for torque levels used in surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Anthony K. McGrogan, Robert E. Holop
  • Patent number: 10993774
    Abstract: A hand controller for enabling a user to perform an activity and method for controlling a robotic arm is provided. The hand controller includes a bar with a grip and a plurality of motors to provide a force feedback to the user in response to the movement of the plurality of mechanical arms. The method involves receiving input corresponding to the manipulation of a bar and providing a force feedback in response to the movement of the plurality of mechanical arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Uwe Schaible, Drazena Brocilo, John Harmen
  • Patent number: 10987233
    Abstract: A device for positioning an implant for intervertebral fusion, comprising: a handle; a rod protruding from the handle along a main direction of extension of the device up to a free end; a coupler which couples with an implant for intervertebral fusion operatively active at the free end; wherein said coupler comprises: an axial retention assembly provided with a gripper arranged at said free end of the rod and selectively operable between a clamping and a releasing configuration, and an anti-rotational constraint assembly selectively movable between a locking position, in which it is arranged around said axial retention assembly and abuts said implant to prevent its rotation, and a disengagement position, in which it leaves the implant free to rotate in the gripper; and wherein the axial retention assembly and the anti-rotational constraint assembly are structurally different and complementary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MEDACTA INTERNATIONAL S.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Siccardi, Meinrad Fiechter, Peter Petrie, Marco Riva
  • Patent number: 10980560
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system comprising a handle assembly is disclosed. The handle assembly comprises an actuation trigger comprising a curved proximal portion and a curved cylinder surrounding the curved proximal portion of the actuation trigger. The curved cylinder comprises an electroactive polymer. The surgical instrument system comprises an actuation rod which is configured to transmit an actuation force and a sensor system which is configured to detect the magnitude of the actuation force. The electroactive polymer is responsive to the actuation force and provides feedback to a user of the surgical instrument system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10973531
    Abstract: A rongeur includes a device body having a first arm and a second arm slidably coupled to the first arm. A handle operatively coupled to the first arm and the second arm is configured to move the second arm along a length of the first arm in a first direction and an opposing second direction. A tip assembly is removably coupled to a distal end of the device body. The tip assembly includes a first tip and a second tip slidably coupled to the first tip. A locking mechanism is configured to removably couple the first tip to the first arm and removably couple the second tip to the second arm. The second tip is movable with respect to the first tip from an open position toward a closed position as the second arm moves in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wilschke, Michael Plishka
  • Patent number: 10966708
    Abstract: A stitching assembly includes upper and lower cradles, upper and lower needles, and first and second sutures supported by the upper and lower needles, respectively. The cradles move along a curved path in relation to the carriages between advanced and retracted positions. When each cradle is moved from the retracted position towards the advanced position, a stitch loop is formed when the respective needle is retracted. This process is repeated alternating between the first and second cradles with the upper and lower needles passing through the previous stitch loop formed by the other needle before passing through the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Stanislaw Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10932805
    Abstract: A medical forceps includes a handle, a traction string, a sleeve tube, a forceps base, a push-pull rod, two connecting members and two forceps jaws. The sleeve tube is connected to the forceps base. The traction string passes through the flexible spring tube and the forceps base, one end of the traction string is connected to the handle, and the other end thereof is connected to the push-pull rod. Middle parts of the two forceps jaws are hinged by a hinge shaft mounted on the forceps base. A lower part of the forceps jaw is hinged to one end of the respective connecting member, and the other end of the connecting member is hinged to the push-pull rod. The push-pull rod has two hinge centers for being respectively hinged to the two connecting members arranged in a crossed manner. The push-pull rod has two hinge centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ANREI MEDICAL (HANGZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rongnan Zhang, Liming Wang, Da Lei
  • Patent number: 10926420
    Abstract: A manipulator including: an end effector movable about a joint; a motor configured to generate force so as to move the end effector; a wire for transmitting the force from the motor to the end effector; a guide member connected between the end effector and motor. The guide member including: a guide tube comprising at least one lumen extended in a longitudinal direction, the lumen configured to guide the wire; and an outer sheath configured to cover the guide tube in a longitudinal direction and to move relative to the motor in the longitudinal direction, the outer sheath having a rigidity higher than the guide tube. The manipulator further including an adjusting mechanism configured to adjust a position of the proximal end section of the outer sheath relative to the motor in the longitudinal direction of the guide tube so as to adjust a tensile-force generated on the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Yoshii, Mitsuaki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10918406
    Abstract: A forceps includes a first jaw member, a second jaw member, a drive rod assembly and a moveable handle attached to a fixed handle. The first jaw member and the second jaw member are in opposing relation relative to one another, and at least one of the first jaw member and the second jaw member is relatively movable from a first open position to a second clamping position when the first jaw member and the second jaw member cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. Moving the moveable handle relative to the fixed handle moves the drive rod assembly for imparting movement of at least one of the first jaw member and the second jaw member from the first position and the second position. The moveable handle has an actuator with a lost motion connection between the first and second jaw members and the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian J. Fiksen, Eric J. Boone
  • Patent number: 10918404
    Abstract: Surgical devices are disclosed herein that generally include an intracorporeal elbow joint to facilitate translational movement of an end effector while allowing a body portion of the surgical device and a trocar or working channel through which the device is inserted to be maintained in a fixed angular orientation relative to the patient. This allows a plurality of such devices to be used effectively with a single incision or access device. Such devices also generally provide end effector movement with six degrees of freedom, while maintaining a mechanical linkage between the user and the end effector and while mimicking and/or mirroring natural user movement. Various methods related to such devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David Stefanchik, Omar J. Vakharia
  • Patent number: 10905404
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a body, a needle, a cutter, an analysis area, a valve, and a tissue sample holder. The cutter is movable relative to the needle and in communication with the needle for transporting tissue samples. The analysis area is disposed proximally of the cutter and in communication with the needle to receive a tissue sample cut by the cutter for analysis by a user. The valve is disposed proximally of the analysis area and configured to alternate between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The tissue sample holder is disposed proximally of the valve and fixedly attached to the body. The valve is configured to permit analysis of the sample disposed in the analysis area when the valve is in the closed configuration and to permit the tissue sample to be passed into the tissue sample holder when the valve is in the open configuration configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Yoon Choung, Robert M. Householder, Andrew P. Nock, Andrew Robinson, Jordan Smith, Kevin Talbot, Emmanuel V. Tanghal
  • Patent number: 10898188
    Abstract: End effectors with redundant closing mechanisms, and related tools and methods are disclosed. The disclosed end effectors may be particularly beneficial when used for minimally invasive surgery. An example surgical tool comprises an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a tool body disposed at the distal end of the shaft, a jaw movable relative to the tool body between a clamped configuration and an open configuration, a first actuation mechanism coupled with the jaw and operable to vary the position of the jaw relative to the tool body between the clamped configuration and the open configuration, and a second actuation mechanism coupled with the jaw. The second actuation mechanism has a first configuration where the jaw is held in the clamped configuration and a second configuration where the position of the jaw relative to the tool body is unconstrained by the second actuation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Burbank
  • Patent number: 10881449
    Abstract: An end effector is disclosed. The end effector includes a first jaw member. The first jaw member comprises a first electrode. The first jaw member defines a first aperture at a distal end. The end effector includes a second jaw member. The second jaw member comprises a second electrode. The second jaw member defines a second aperture at a distal end. The second jaw member is operatively coupled to the first jaw member. The first and second apertures are configured to define a single aperture when the first and second jaw members are in a closed position. The first and second electrodes are configured to deliver energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Chad P. Boudreaux, Aaron C. Voegele, Charles J. Scheib
  • Patent number: 10881453
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument includes an elongated shaft having opposing jaw members at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. A source of electrosurgical energy is connected to at least one of the jaw members such that the jaw members are capable of sealing tissue held therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Sean T. Dycus, Darion R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10862021
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly has a pair of opposing jaw members. One or more of the jaw members includes a support base, an electrical jaw lead, and a sealing plate coupled to the electrical jaw lead. The sealing plate has a stainless steel layer and one or more piezo electric sensors. The jaw member also includes an insulative plate disposed between the support base and the sealing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Glenn A. Horner, Christina A. Oliver, Kim V. Brandt
  • Patent number: 10849642
    Abstract: An endoscope forceps includes a first forcep member and a second forcep member that are openably and closably joined to each other; a first operating member connected to a proximal side of the first forcep member; a second operating member connected to a proximal side of the second forcep member; a tubular member that fixes a proximal side of the first operating member and a proximal side of the second operating member; an outer tubular body formed of a flexible material; a traction line member; a first handle that is connected to a proximal side of the outer tubular body; and a second handle that is connected to the traction line member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10835242
    Abstract: A tool assembly for a surgical device includes a first jaw member defining a first tissue contact surface and a second jaw member defining a second tissue contact surface. The first jaw member and the second jaw member are movable in relation to each other between open and closed positions wherein, in the closed position, the first and second tissue contact surfaces are spaced apart from each other and define a tissue gap. A compressible material is secured to a distal end of the first jaw member. The compressible material engages the second jaw member when the first and second jaw members are in the closed position. A surgical device includes the aforementioned tool assembly. A kit includes the compressible material secured on a tool assembly of a surgical device. A method of manufacturing the tool assembly and securing the compressible material is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Ronald Hemmann
  • Patent number: 10792060
    Abstract: An instrument includes a hand piece, a pair of jaws, and an actuator. The jaws extend from the hand piece. Each jaw includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The actuator is in communication with both the hand piece and the pair of jaws. Movement of the actuator causes the jaws to move from an open configuration to a closed configuration. During the move from the open configuration to the closed configuration, the jaws undergo a translational movement followed by a first non-translational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Riyad Moe, Huisun Wang, Laura B. Eliason
  • Patent number: 10779881
    Abstract: A method of surgery includes grasping tissue between tissue-treating plates of first and second jaw members. One or both of the jaw members includes a bifurcated body having first and second jaw components. Each jaw component includes a tissue-treating plate portion disposed thereon. The tissue-treating plate portions cooperate to define the tissue-treating plate of the jaw member. The method further includes energizing the tissue-treating plates of the first and second jaw members for conducting energy through grasped tissue to treat grasped tissue and separating grasped and treated tissue by rotating at least one of the first and second jaw components of the at least one jaw member relative to the other from an aligned orientation, wherein the tissue-treating plate portions are substantially co-planar relative to one another, to an angled orientation, wherein the tissue-treating plate portions are angled relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: John R. Twomey
  • Patent number: 10772678
    Abstract: The devices and method described herein allow for therapeutic damage to increase volume in these hyperdynamic hearts to allow improved physiology and ventricular filling and to reduce diastolic filling pressure by making the ventricle less stiff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Laufer, Freddy Abnousi
  • Patent number: 10758295
    Abstract: A microsurgical instrument, with a handle and a removably insertable engine block. The handle can be coupled with a work piece and includes a base body and, mounted in the base body, an input shaft for motorized actuation of at least one degree of freedom of the work piece. In addition, the handle has an engine interface, into which the engine block can be installed, and on which at least an electric contact and a mechanical coupling are situated, the mechanical coupling includes a claw coupling element that is non-rotatably connected with the input shaft and can be coupled with a corresponding claw coupling element of the engine block. In addition, the handle has an actuation element, with which a current flow through the electric contact of the engine interface can be activated and deactivated. The claw coupling element of the handle is mounted on the input shaft so that it can slide longitudinally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dominik Volkmer, Jochen Stefan, Yann Thouément, Régis Besse
  • Patent number: 10751080
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes: a clamp section main body which is movable between a close position that is close to a vibration transmission member and an away position that is away from the vibration transmission member; a pressure pad provided on the clamp section main body and provided on a position that is close to the vibration transmission member, the pressure pad being brought into contact with the vibration transmission member when the clamp section main body is in the close position; and a pressing member which is configured to press the vibration transmission member in association with the clamp section main body coming close to the close position, and is configured to decrease pressure of contact between the pressure pad and the vibration transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kuribara, Kazuhiro Morisaki
  • Patent number: 10743890
    Abstract: The present application relates to systems, methods, and devices for performing drilling operations, such as in a surgical setting. The embodiments disclosed herein include handheld drill apparatus configured to be used with guides for completing a specific operation. The drill apparatus is capable of receiving instructions either through programming, from a memory device, or from scanning a device located on an external item, such as a guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MIGHTY OAK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George Frey, Sean Starkman
  • Patent number: 10743751
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to a superelastic medical instrument that of bending elastically through the tortuous pathways of an endoscope, returning to a straight shape upon deployment from the endoscope, and deploying straight along the axis of the end of the bronchoscope (within a tolerated margin) to distances of 2 cm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Casey Teal Landey, Ryan Jeffrey Connolly
  • Patent number: 10737065
    Abstract: A medical device is provided, including: a sheath portion (10); a pair of operation wires (30); and a turning operation portion (60) in which the sheath portion (10) is bent in a direction corresponding to the pulled one operation wire (30) through a turning operation. The turning operation portion (60) includes a wire fixation panel (64) around which the operation wires (30) are wound on a side peripheral surface; and a penetration portion (63c) and a closing portion (63d) which are provided further radially outwards than the side peripheral surface of the wire fixation panel (64) and at a position facing the side peripheral surface, so as to be integrated with the wire fixation panel (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Kanemasa, Shinetsu Harata
  • Patent number: 10716639
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system includes a controller, a surgical instrument supporting an end effector, and one or more connector members coupled to the end effector and movable to operate the end effector. Memory is operably coupled to the controller and is configured to maintain reference data of the one or more connector members. A sensor is secured to the one or more connector members and is disposed in electrical communication with the controller. The sensor is configured to register real-time data of the one or more connector members and communicate the real-time data to the controller. The controller is configured to compare the real-time data to the reference data and provide an output signal in response to a comparison of the real-time data to the reference data. A pair of connector members may be coupled to the end effector to impart three outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jaimeen Kapadia, Brian Rockrohr
  • Patent number: 10709465
    Abstract: A medical device may include a sheath, an elongate member at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the elongate member and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle may include an actuator member coupled to the sheath, an adjustment member, and a biasing member extending between the actuator member and the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Peter J. Pereira, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Ronald Ciulla, Colm Long
  • Patent number: 10709511
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system including a control system that controls the movement of a robotic arm is described. The robotic arm can be coupled to a tool assembly that includes an end effector positioned at a distal end of a shaft. The tool assembly can include one or more sensors that measure a variety of forces or velocities associated with either the robotic arm or end effector. The control system can collect and monitor such sensed forces and velocities to determine and control one or more appropriate movement parameters associated with the robotic arm thereby controlling the cutting of tissue and preventing unwanted cutting of tissue. Furthermore, movement parameters associated with more than one robotic arm can be controlled by the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10702254
    Abstract: A device for surgical interventions comprises (i) an inner end (1) guidable/steerable to an operation field, (ii) an outer end (3) operated by user and (iii) a middle part (2) which connects both ends (1, 3) together. Force transmission units extend between the outer end (3) and the inner end (1). The force transmission units, the outer and the inner ends and the middle part (2) transfer movements of the outer end (3) to the inner end (1) in an identical measure, as if the inner end (1) was a straight continuation of the outer end (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Laszlo Csiky
  • Patent number: 10695141
    Abstract: Provided are surgical instruments, and more particularly, surgical instruments that may be manually operated to perform laparoscopic operations or various surgical operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LIVSMED INC.
    Inventor: Jung Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 10682165
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a device to facilitate the insertion and attachment of an implant that includes a barrel assembly and a plate assembly in an interspinous space. The device comprises a main body, a first arm that is configured to hold the barrel assembly, and a second arm that is configured to hold a locking plate of the plate assembly, wherein the first and second arms are movably attached to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Robert Rightler, Christopher Angelucci
  • Patent number: 10667873
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system includes a pair of movable members and a pair of jaw members. The movable members include drive and guide pins that are received within holes and slots defined by the jaw members. The jaw members are movable relative to one another in response to movement of the movable members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Daniel Wallace
  • Patent number: 10660660
    Abstract: A detector-equipped treatment tool including: a distal-end treatment portion that applies a force to and treats biological tissue; a proximal-end portion that supports the distal-end treatment portion so as to be relatively movable; a detector that is disposed in a cavity provided inside of the distal-end treatment portion and detects the force; wiring that is connected to the detector; and a duct that is connected to the distal-end treatment portion and guides the wiring led out of the distal-end treatment portion from the detector in the cavity to the proximal-end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Wakai, Masatoshi Iida
  • Patent number: 10653419
    Abstract: Embodiments of a surgical instrument and its methods of use are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments of a surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly distally extending from the handle. The elongated shaft assembly may include an articulable portion. An articulation control may be associated with the elongated shaft assembly. The articulation control may be movable between a first position in which the elongated shaft assembly is arranged in a first articulation position and a second position in which the elongated shaft assembly is arranged in a second articulation position. The surgical instrument may include a fastener deployment system with a locking member. The articulation control may block movement of the locking member when the articulation control is located in the first position. The articulation control may also permit movement of the locking member when the articulation control is located in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Augustus Felix