|| List of recent Surgical Instrument-related patents
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.. .
|Sealant delivery device for anastomotic stapler|
The present invention relates to surgical instruments and a method for applying an adhesive or sealant to an anastomosis site immediately prior and/or during anastomotic surgical stapling. The present invention further relates to surgical instruments, devices, and methods for applying sealant to a target tissue of a surgical site being anastomotically joined so as to prevent leakage..
|Surgical instrument having a feedback system|
A surgical instrument comprises an articulable end effector; a drive shaft connected to the end effector that drives the end effector; an electric motor connected to the drive shaft that drives the drive shaft; a battery unit for supplying power to the electric motor; at least one sensor for sensing a status of the instrument; and a visual status indicator located on the instrument and in communication with the at least one sensor. The visual status indicator is for displaying visually to a user of the instrument a status of the instrument based on an input from the at least one sensor..
|Electrosurgical instruments, electrosurgical device, and associated methods|
The present invention relates to an electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical device and related methods. According to the present invention, a water vapor which is formed during fusion is neutralized by a cooling fluid in order to prevent thermal damage of surrounding tissue..
|Surgical instrument with selectable integral or external power source|
A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft extends distally from the body.
|Systems and methods for surgical access to delicate tissues|
Surgical instruments providing access to delicate tissue, such as brain tissue, through a transcutaneous channel. A surgical access assembly has a pin component removably fastened to a cannula component such that rotational forces are translated between the pin component and the cannula component.
|Side looking minimally invasive surgery instrument assembly|
Two surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instruments exit at an intermediate position of the guide tube and are oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's longitudinal axis as they exit.
|Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith|
A surgical kit is disclosed. The kit comprises a surgical instrument, a loading unit, and a plurality of cartridge members.
|Customized patient-specific bone cutting blocks|
A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed..
|Curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments|
The present invention relates to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to a curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments that have an ultrasonically actuated blade that, in one case, is ultrasonically actuated to have motion in substantially a single plane. The curved clamp arm opens and closes with respect to the blade and also has a plane of curvature that is parallel to the plane of motion of the blade when the clamp arm is in the closed position, and not parallel to the plane of motion of the blade when the clamp arm is in the open position..
An endoscopic surgical instrument includes a flexible tube, a grasping and fastening end effector coupled to the distal end of the tube, and a manual actuator coupled to the proximal end of the tube. The manual actuator is coupled to the end effector by a plurality of flexible cables which extend through the tube.
|Surgical instrument with disengageable handle|
The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising:—a distal tool (5) securely fastened to a distal end of a rotation shaft (4) and rotatably mounted on and in the extension of a distal member (30) rotatably mounted at an end of an elongated arm (3),—an comprising motorized means (20) for actuating the distal motion of the distal tool (5) and further comprising controlling means (21) for a user to control the motorized means (20);—a handle (1) extending from the actuation unit (2) and comprising a lever (11) mechanically coupled to the distal tool (5) for actuation of said distal tool (5); characterized in that the handle (1) has a non-axially-symmetric shape and is mounted on and in the extension of the actuation unit (2) with coupling means (12, 22) enabling rotation of the handle (1) relative to the actuation unit (2) around the longitudinal axis, and wherein the controlling means (21) are adapted to be operated by the user whatever the rotational position of the handle (1) relative to the actuation unit (2).. .
|Medical instruments and techniques for thermally-mediated therapies|
A surgical instrument for thermally-mediated therapies in targeted tissue volumes and for causing thermal effects in polymer tissue-contacting members. In one embodiment, the instrument has a working end with an interior chamber that is supplied with a biocompatible liquid.
|Treatment method including tissue occlusion device|
A surgical instrument includes a hollow member having a sidewall provided with a window and a closure member movably connected to the hollow member for alternately covering and uncovering the window. The hollow member has a first clamping surface along an edge of the window, while the closure member has a second clamping surface opposing the first clamping surface and disposable substantially adjacent thereto in a clamping or closure configuration of the instrument.
A surgical instrument tray assembly according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an outer case, an inner tray, and a handle. The inner tray is configured to fit within the outer case and is releasably attached to the outer case.
|Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system|
Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of a surgeon. Four manipulator arms can support an image capture device, a left hand tissue manipulation tool, a right hand tissue manipulation tool, and a fourth surgical instrument, particularly for stabilizing, retracting, tool change, or other functions benefiting from intermittent movement.
|Powered surgical instrument|
A powered surgical apparatus, which is configured to engage tissue includes a handle assembly having proximal and distal portions, a movable portion operatively connected to the distal portion of the handle assembly, a tool assembly operatively coupled to the movable portion, a power source configured to supply electrical power, and a transmission system operatively associated with the power source. The movable portion is movable with respect to the handle assembly.
A surgical instrument (1) is provided with a rigid probe (2), and cuts off the trabecular meshwork by inserting this probe (2) into the canal of schlemm. An inner tube portion having a cutter is equipped inside the probe, and the trabecular meshwork sucked in from a hole portion (22) is cut off by the cutter due to the movement of the inner tube portion.
|Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion|
Various embodiments are directed to a surgical instrument comprising, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft may be coupled to the handle and may extend distally along a longitudinal axis.
|Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force|
A surgical instrument is provided that can comprise and end effector including two jaws and a cutting member configured to move between the jaws. In at least one embodiment, one or both of the jaws may be flexible, such that a jaw is configured to flex when gripping tissue.
|Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity|
An articulated surgical instrument for enhancing the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrument has a high degree of dexterity, low friction, low inertia and good force reflection.
|Surgical instruments having improved wear resistance, and methods of making the same|
A surgical apparatus includes a cannula and a surgical instrument. The cannula includes a curved longitudinal axis along at least a portion of its length.
|Minimally invasive surgical instrument|
The present invention relates to a convenient, minimally invasive surgical instrument, and more particularly to a minimally invasive surgical instrument to allow a user to operate an end effector by manipulating a handling unit or the like to perform a minimally invasive surgery in a delicate and convenient manner. According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprising: a shaft; an end effector being connected to one end of the shaft via a joint unit; a rotation manipulation unit being connected to to the other end of the shaft, the rotation manipulation unit comprising a gyro link including a gyro wheel; and a plurality of wires being connected between the joint unit and the gyro wheel, wherein the end effector carries out joint motion by the joint unit according to the action of at least some of the plurality of wires caused by a manipulation of the gyro wheel..
|Drill, drill cover, and surgical instrument for collecting autologous bone employing same|
A drill and drill cover and autogenous bone collector using the same are provided. The autogenous bone collector comprises s shaft unit connected to a driving device and a cutting unit which revolves and collects bone paticles of a patient.
|Microwave surgical instrument|
It is an object to provide a surgical instrument capable of locally applying microwaves to a minute biological tissue. It has been found that microwaves can be transmitted to a tip of a tapered coaxial body (9) and that microwaves are radiated from the entire central conductor exposed in a major axis direction by decreasing a sectional area (preferably diameter) of a central conductor (1) and a sectional area (preferably inner diameter) of an external conductor gradually or in a step-by-step manner with a ratio between the sectional area (diameter) of the central conductor (1) and the sectional area (inner diameter) of the external conductor being set to be constant, thereby achieving the present invention..
|Phase separation of cryogen in cryosurgical instrument|
A cryosurgical instrument including: a shaft having a closed distal end defining an expansion chamber and an open proximal end that receives an inflow of cryogen and to exhaust a flow of expanded cryogen; and a heat exchanger with a cryogen delivery tube that spirals around a core disposed along longitudinal axis thereof. The cryogen delivery tube, at least where it spirals, is in fluid tight contact with the inner surface of the shaft so as to form spiraling cryogen exhaust pathways that extend along a portion of a length of the cryosurgical instrument from the distal end of the shaft.
|Manufacturing method and product|
A method of manufacturing a surgical instrument or prosthesis and a surgical instrument or prosthesis so manufactured are described. A first material is injected into a first mould to form an interim component.