|| List of recent Surgical Instrument-related patents
| Surgical access port and method of using same|
A surgical access port for insertion into a body cavity can have an elongate tubular body extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, and a tip at the distal end of the tubular body for penetrating through a body wall and into the body cavity. The distal tip moves from a first, penetrating position to a second, retaining position when the body wall has been traversed.
| Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments|
A surgical tool system. Various embodiments of the surgical tool system may comprise surgical instrument that has a handle assembly that operably supports a drive system therein for generating drive motions upon actuation of a movable handle portion operably coupled to the handle assembly.
| Ultrasonic surgical instruments|
In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to an ultrasonic surgical instrument that comprises a transducer configured to produce vibrations along a longitudinal axis at a predetermined frequency. In various embodiments, an ultrasonic blade extends along the longitudinal axis and is coupled to the transducer.
| Actuation mechanism for use with an ultrasonic surgical instrument|
An ultrasonic clamp coagulator assembly that is configured to permit selective cutting, coagulation and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures. An elongated portion of the instrument can be configured for endoscopic applications and has an outside diameter of less than 6 mm.
| Modular manipulator support for robotic surgery|
A robotic surgery system comprises a mounting base, a plurality of surgical instruments, and an articulate support assembly. Each instrument is insertable into a patient through an associated minimally invasive aperture to a desired internal surgical site.
| Surgical instrument with curved jaws for surgical system|
A teleoperated surgical system including a rigid cannula and a surgical instrument is provided. The rigid cannula may include at least a portion having a curved longitudinal axis.
| Grooved needle tip for surgical instrument|
A needle for a surgical instrument for removal of diseased or unwanted tissue is described. The needle has a hollow elongate needle shaft with a needle tip at a distal end for cutting tissue.
| Femoral orthopaedic surgical instrument including a measurement device and method of use of same|
An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes an orthopaedic surgical instrument including a first surface, and a measurement gauge removably coupled to the orthopaedic surgical instrument.
| Method of manufacturing tissue sealing electrodes|
The present disclosure relates to an electrode assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument. The electrode assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members and an electrode positioned on each jaw member.
| Surgical instrument end effector articulation drive with pinion and opposing racks|
An apparatus comprises a body and a shaft assembly. The shaft assembly is in communication with the body and comprises an end effector, first cam gear, second cam gear, and a lock bar.
| Percutaneous instrument with tapered shaft|
A surgical instrument comprises an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft tapers distally.
| Portable laparoscopic trainer|
A portable surgical training device is provided. The trainer includes a top cover spaced apart from a base to form a simulated body cavity for locating model organs that are substantially obscured from the field of view of the user.
| Surgical instrument with sequential clamping and cutting|
A surgical fastening instrument including a handle portion, an elongated portion, an end effector and a clamp is disclosed. The elongated portion extends distally from the handle portion.
| Installation features for surgical instrument end effector cartridge|
A surgical instrument comprises a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The end effector has a staple cartridge, a lower jaw, an anvil, and a firing beam.
| Distal tip features for end effector of surgical instrument|
An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft, and an end effector that is operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The end effector comprises and anvil and a cartridge.
| Lockout feature for movable cutting member of surgical instrument|
An end effector for use with a surgical instrument includes a first jaw, a second jaw, a blade assembly, and a lockout assembly. The first jaw removably couples with a staple cartridge.
| Surgical instrument with articulation lock having a detenting binary spring|
A apparatus includes a shaft, an end effector, an articulation joint, and a locking feature. The end effector is pivotable from a first position to a second position.
| Surgical instrument with multi-diameter shaft|
An apparatus includes an end effector and a shaft having a longitudinal axis. The end effector includes a first jaw and second jaw.
| Staple forming features for surgical stapling instrument|
An end effector for a surgical instrument comprises a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw is configured to receive a staple cartridge.
| Jaw closure feature for end effector of surgical instrument|
An end effector for use with a surgical instrument includes a first jaw, a second jaw, and a closure ring. The second jaw is pivotable relative to the first jaw.
| Sterile surgical tray|
A surgical apparatus for use by a surgeon can include a tray and a plurality of surgical instruments. The tray can have a plurality of structures located on an upper side of the tray for receiving the plurality of surgical instruments.
In a surgical instrument with a shaft part (1), to which a slide (3) is assigned, wherein shaft part (1) and slide (3) are releasably connected to each other, a detent element (14) is intended to protrude from the shaft part (1) and/or from the slide and, as the slide (3) slides along the shaft part (1), the detent element (14) enters a recess (13) of the slide (3) and/or of the shaft part.. .
|Surgical device for connecting soft tissue|
Provided is a surgical instrument including an external tube (2) and two elongated members (4) positioned in the tube (2), each of which includes a distal end (10a) for capturing one of the two tissue zones (m1, m2) to be attached. The instrument (1) may further include a catching member (22, 25) for each tissue (m1, m2) to be attached; a rod (15, 16) linked to each catching member (22, 25) enabling tension to move axially, the rod (15, 16) being separable from said catching member (22, 25) when a tension is exerted on it beyond a certain threshold; and a member (17a) forming a stop for locking axially each catching member (22, 25) during the tensioning..
|Surgical instrument having a power control circuit|
Various embodiments are directed to a powered surgical instrument for cutting and fastening tissue. The instrument may comprise an end effector comprising a first jaw member and a second jaw member.
|Systems and methods for proximal control of a surgical instrument|
A robotic surgical system comprises an instrument chassis having a proximal mounting section and a distal mounting section. The system also comprises an instrument guide movably coupled to the distal mounting section and an actuator coupled to the proximal mounting section.
An electrode assembly is provided. The electrode assembly includes a proximal end that is adapted to connect to an electrosurgical instrument including a housing defining a longitudinal axis therethrough and an electrosurgical energy source.
|Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm|
A handle assembly for use with a surgical instrument having an operative distal end portion is disclosed. The handle assembly includes a housing, a drive element, an actuator, a spring arm, and a biasing element.
|Method for determining the shape of a surgical instrument and surgical instrument having a deformable body|
The present invention also relates to a surgical instrument (1) having a deformable body (2) comprising at least two sensors (3, 4), wherein at least one sensor is a tracking sensor (3) and at least one other sensor is a sensor (4) which allows the value of a predetermined parameter influences the shape of the instrument (1) to be determined.. .
|Apparatus and method for four dimensional soft tissue navigation in endoscopic applications|
A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric, perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient..
|Process for cleaning and sanitizing surgical instruments in general and device suited to implement said process|
The invention concerns a process for cleaning and sanitizing surgical tools or surgical instruments in general, and a device suited to implement the process. In particular, the invention includes the use of an abrasive cleaning material, emitted under pressure and at high speed against the instruments for abrading and removing the substances that adhere to the surfaces of the same instruments, wherein the abrasive cleaning material includes sodium bicarbonate salts, mixtures of the same or similar substances..
|Method for manufacturing an electrode assembly configured for use with an electrosurigcal instrument|
A method for manufacturing an electrode configuration configured for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. A pre-assembled jaw configuration including jaw members including respective first and second electrodes is provided.
|Liquid ejection device and liquid ejection surgical instrument|
A liquid ejection device includes a drive waveform generator generating a drive waveform signal; a modulator performing pulse modulation on a signal from the drive waveform generator to provide a modulated signal; a digital power amplifier performing power amplification on the modulated signal to provide an amplified digital signal; a lowpass filter smoothing the amplified digital signal to provide a drive signal of an actuator; a compensator advancing the phase of the drive signal to provide a negative feedback signal; and a subtractor providing a differential signal between the drive waveform signal and the negative feedback signal as an input signal to the modulator. The liquid ejection device can be used as a liquid ejection surgical instrument..
A medical manipulator includes: a surgical instrument unit having an effector; and a surgical instrument drive unit provided detachably with respect to the surgical instrument unit. The surgical instrument drive unit includes: a pair of input members configured to advance and retract in opposite directions to each other; and a driving source configured to advance and retract the pair of input members.
An adjustable spacer instrument and method of use in a knee arthroplasty procedure are described. The instrument comprises a first member having a substantially planar upper surface and a second member having a substantially planar lower surface.
|Multiple portal guide|
A guide assembly includes a guide having a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion, an aimer arm coupled to the first attachment portion of the guide and having a distal portion configured to engage a bone surface, a surgical instrument coupled to the second attachment portion of the guide and defining a longitudinal axis that is substantially co-radial with the distal portion of the aimer arm, and one or more depth limiting elements configured to limit movement of a distal end of the surgical instrument beyond a preset location along the longitudinal axis. The distal portion of the aimer arm has an aiming feature configured to contact a bone surface.
|Feature differentiation image capture unit and method in a surgical instrument|
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
|Surgical instrument including accessory powering feature|
A surgical instrument system includes a surgical instrument, an accessory, and an energy device. The surgical instrument has a housing, a shaft extending from the housing, and a tool assembly operably coupled to the shaft.
|Surgical robot and control method for the same|
A surgical robot and a control method for the enables measurement of external force applied to a surgical tool of a slave device. In the surgical robot, the slave device may include an external force measurement unit, an image capture unit, and a controller.
|Increased resolution and dynamic range image capture unit in a surgical instrument and method|
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
|Staple cartridge comprising a compressible portion|
A layer such as, for example, a tissue thickness compensator for an end effector of a surgical instrument can comprise compressible and non-compressible portions. The tissue thickness compensator can be positioned in the end effector such as adjacent to a deck surface of a fastener cartridge that is positioned in the end effector.
|Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part|
A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a receiving portion for removably receiving therein an interchangeable part. The receiving portion has a communication connection.
|Container and system of containers of surgical instruments for knee surgery|
The system allows instrumentation to be grouped and stored so that the number of instruments opened but not used in complex surgical procedures is reduced. The combination of the first and second containers (with instruments of a single size) allows the system to group instruments according to size and/or function, avoiding the need to open containers with instruments of a size that is not being used.
|Surgical manipulator capable of controlling a surgical instrument in multiple modes|
A method is provided for detecting a disturbance as an energy applicator of a surgical instrument traverses a cutting path. The method includes determining actual torques for each active joint of an actuated arm mechanism and calculating expected torques for each active joint of the actuated arm mechanism, wherein the expected torques are calculated based on an angular position of each active joint and a commanded joint angle for each active joint.
|Vertebral body replacement device and method for use to maintain a space between two vertebral bodies within a spine|
A vertebral body replacement device includes a body member and a central rod member having two threaded portions and configured to be operatively associated with the body member. The device also includes a first end member and a second end member with the end members configured to threadingly engage the threaded portions of the central rod member.
|Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating|
An ultrasonic surgical instrument that is configured to permit selective positioning of the relative distance between an end effector for cutting and coagulating tissue and a power actuation switch that is carried by the instrument for selectively energizing the end effector. In one instance, the end effector is able to change position relative to the actuation switch, alternatively, the actuation switch moves relative to the end effector, and still further, both the end effector and the actuation switch are capable of moving relative to each other..
|Transducer/waveguide engagement mechanisms for ultrasonic surgical instruments|
An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a transducer assembly having a distal engagement member and configured to supply ultrasonic energy. A waveguide defines a longitudinal axis and has a proximal engagement member configured to threadingly engage the distal engagement member.
|Surgical instrument for manipulating and passing suture|
A suture manipulating instrument for passing and retrieving suture through a tissue includes a handle mechanism, an elongate shaft extending from the handle, and a working distal end. The working distal end includes a needle body, a lumen defined by the needle body, a tissue penetrating distal tip, and a lateral slot.
|Hybrid control surgical robotic system|
The present disclosure describes a method and system for performing robot-assisted surgical procedures. The system includes a robotic arm system assembly, an end effector assembly, and a hybrid control mechanism for robotic surgery.
A surgical instrument according to the invention, particularly a robot-guided surgical instrument, has a shaft end (1), a tool holder (2), which is mounted on the shaft end so as to be able to rotate about a yaw axis (g), and a tool (3) with a main lever (3a), in particular a blade and/or jaw, which is mounted on the tool holder so as to rotate about a pitch axis (n), and a gear transmission with a drive wheel (31), which is mounted on the tool holder so as to be rotatable about an input gear axis (g) by a driving means (200), and, in force-fit and/or form-fit connection therewith, an output wheel (30), which is mounted on the tool holder so as to rotate about an output gear axis (n) and by means of which the tool is rotatable about the pitch axis, or a wraparound transmission with a drive wheel, which is mounted on the tool holder so as to be rotatable about an input gear axis by a driving means, an output wheel, which is mounted on the tool holder so as to be able to rotate about an output gear axis and by means of which the tool is rotatable about the pitch axis, and two traction strands which are different from the drive means, are in particular connected and couple drive wheel and output wheel, or a differential transmission with an output wheel (350; 350a), which is mounted on the tool holder so as to be able to rotate about an output gear axis and by means of which the tool is rotatable about the pitch axis, wherein two traction strands are mutually offset in the direction of the output gear axis, in particular on both sides of the yaw axis, run in opposite directions from the output wheel and/or onto the output wheel and/or are both secured on the output wheel and/or are different from a driving means by which a drive wheel (110), firmly or operatively connected to the tool holder, is rotatable about the yaw axis.. .
An electrosurgical forceps is provided with a shaft that extends from a housing of the electrosurgical forceps. An end effector assembly is operably coupled to a distal end of the shaft and includes a pair of first and second jaw members.
|Minimally invasive surgical instrument having detachable end effector|
The present invention relates to a minimally invasive surgical instrument having a detachable end effector. Provided is a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprising a shaft, a joint section which is connected to one end of the shaft, and an end effector which is connected to the joint section and thus is capable of articulatory movement.
|Laparoscopic instruments, attachable end effectors and methods relating to same|
There is provided a method of attaching an end effector to a surgical instrument having a center rod with a distal tip. The method includes providing an end effector having a base and a coupler defining a pocket and movably mounted within the base.
|Instrument depth tracking for oct-guided procedures|
Systems and methods are provided for tracking a depth of a surgical instrument in an optical coherence tomography (oct) guided surgical procedure. An oct device is configured to image a region of interest to provide oct data.
|Methods and apparatus for controlling optical properties of light|
A surgical instrument for illuminating a surgical field has an optical waveguide for transmitting light by total internal reflection. One or more control elements are disposed on the optical waveguide.
|Surgical lighting assembly|
The present invention concerns a sterilisable and sterile distributor platform (10) for a surgical lighting assembly, comprising:—at least one base provided with at least one connector (30) capable of ensuring the electrical and mechanical connection of at least one lighting device (1), and—at least one mechanical attachment device capable of attaching the base to a surgical instrument and/or to the sterile operating field.). .
|Adjustable surgical instrument stringer with pegs, tray system, and method of sterilization|
An adjustable stringer configured to string the ring handles of one or more surgical instruments, the stringer including two or more rod sections, wherein each rod section is configured to be inserted in one ring handle of the one or more surgical instruments, two or more angle sections, each angle section configured having one or more slidable connector sections, each slidable connector section configured to extend and retract along at least one of the two or more rod sections, and two or more releasable connectors, each releasable connector positioned between two of the two or more angle sections.. .
|Revision hip prosthesis having an implantable distal stem component|
A modular femoral prosthesis for use during performance of a hip revision procedure includes a proximal body component, a distal stem component, and a locking bolt. Surgical instruments and methods for use in implanting such a modular femoral prosthesis are disclosed..
|Surgical implant system and method|
A surgical instrument comprises a first member including an inner surface that defines a cavity and an outer surface configured to space tissue. The first member includes a first locking surface.
|Minimally invasive surgical instrument having joint section comprising spherical components|
The present invention relates to a minimally invasive surgical instrument having a joint section comprising spherical components. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprises a shaft, a joint section connected to one end of the shaft, and an end effector which is connected to the joint section and thus is capable of articulatory movement, wherein the joint section comprises multiple spherical components and multiple joint links, and at least some of the multiple joint links move in the pitch direction or in the yaw direction in accordance with the shape of slots formed in the spherical components housed therein, enabling the end effector to move in the pitch or the yaw direction..
|Surgical spacer instrument and method|
A surgical instrument comprises a first member, an intermediate member and a second member. The intermediate member includes a first part and a second part.
|Orthopaedic surgical saw assembly for removing an implanted glenoid component and method of using the same|
A surgical instrument for removing an implanted glenoid component from the glenoid of a patient includes a protective cannula and a flexible wire saw. The flexible wire saw is positioned in the protective cannula such that both ends of the flexible wire saw extend out of one end of the protective cannula, with a portion of the middle section of the wire saw forming a loop that extends out of the other end of the protective cannula.
|Methods and devices for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth|
Methods and devices are provided for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument set can include a driver having a first mating element, and a bone pick have a second mating element configured to releasably mate with the first mating element at any of a plurality of angular orientations.
|Surgical instrument with blade compliant along vertical cutting edge plane|
An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft, an end effector, and a firing beam. The shaft extends distally from the body.
|Minimally invasive surgical instrument having improved joint part|
The present invention relates to a minimally invasive surgical instrument having an improved joint. According to one aspect of the present invention, provided is a minimally invasive surgical instrument including a shaft, a joint part which is coupled to one end of the shaft, and an end effector which is coupled to the joint part and can effect joint movement thereby.
|Powered surgical instrument|
A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a shaft portion, and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis.
|Inflation device for balloon sinus dilation|
An inflation device useful for inflating a balloon provided with a surgical instrument, such as a balloon sinus dilation instrument. The inflation device includes a syringe, a connector, and mechanical pressure indicator.
|System for tracking microsurgical instrumentation|
An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a tracking system architecture for tracking surgical tools in a surgical field. The system architecture is integrated into a mask placed directly on the face of the patient.
A surgical access assembly including a base and an elongated member extending from the base. The base defines a central axis and has an opening for receipt of a surgical instrument.
|Endoscopic surgical system|
The present invention is an apparatus, device or tool for performing endoscopic (that is, minimally invasive) surgery. An exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a video endoscope whilst in another embodiment of the invention includes an endoscopic surgical tool which, when equipped with one of a suite of endoscopic surgical instruments, can be used by a surgeon to perform surgical procedures inside a body.
|Illuminated surgical instrument|
An illuminated surgical instrument is disclosed. One embodiment of the illuminated surgical instrument comprises a cannula and an injection-molded light-sleeve adjacent to and encircling at least a portion of the cannula.
|Shipping wedge with lockout|
A shipping wedge for use with a surgical instrument includes a base configured to be detachably secured with a body portion of the surgical instrument, a blocking member depending from the base and engageable with a movable operative member of the surgical instrument, and a locking member depending from the base and engageable with a lockout mechanism of the surgical instrument.. .