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 new patent  Hand held surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical loading units, and methods of use

A surgical device comprising an adapter assembly is disclosed. The adapter assembly selectively interconnects a loading unit and a device housing, and includes at least one drive converter assembly for interconnecting a rotatable drive shaft and an axially translatable drive member of the loading unit. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Rotation control systems for surgical instruments

A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, an elongate member, and a motor assembly. The elongate member extends from the handle assembly and defines a longitudinal axis of the surgical instrument. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Stent

A stent includes a stent body defining a longitudinal axis and proximal and distal ends. The stent body is expandable from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration and includes a plurality of stent segments including first and second end segments on opposite ends of the stent body and at least one intermediate segment disposed between the first end segment and the second end segment. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Stent

A stent includes a stent body defining a longitudinal axis and proximal and distal ends and being expandable from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration. The stent body includes a plurality of stent segments. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Stent

A stent may include a stent body defining a longitudinal axis and proximal and distal ends. The stent body may be expandable from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Robotic surgical assemblies

A surgical assembly for use with and for selective connection to a robotic arm includes an electromechanical instrument and an instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes a motor and a feedback assembly. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Surgical instruments and methods of manufacturing surgical instruments for performing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and other surgical procedures

A surgical instrument includes a housing, a shaft extending distally from the housing, an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end of the shaft, a knife slidably disposed within the shaft, a movable handle operably coupled to the housing, a trigger operably coupled to the housing, a drive assembly operably coupled between the movable handle and the end effector assembly such that movement of the movable handle manipulates the end effector assembly, and a linkage operably coupled between the trigger and the knife such that movement of the trigger deploys the knife. In an initial position of the movable handle, a portion of a drive housing of the drive assembly intersects a path of movement of the linkage to inhibit movement of the linkage, thereby inhibiting actuation of the trigger.. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Electrosurgical devices, systems and methods of using the same

A desiccation device for operation on a target tissue includes a handle, a shaft extending distally from the handle, and a head. The shaft defines a lumen therethrough, and the head has a loop configuration supported on a distal end of the shaft. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Apparatus, systems, and methods of facilitating manipulation of tissue

A method includes advancing a surgical device into a vaginal opening of a subject such that the surgical device remains proximal of a cervix of the subject, transitioning the surgical device from a first state to a second state such that an outer surface of the surgical device applies force to vaginal walls of the subject in a radially outward direction to frictionally engage the vaginal walls, and moving the surgical device in a caudal direction to manipulate the cervix. Surgical devices systems include a surgical device that is transitionable between the first and second states to frictionally engage the vaginal walls. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Embolic protection system including multiple filter bodies

In some examples, an embolic protection system includes an elongated member, a first filter body mechanically connected to the elongated member and defining a first filter mouth and a first filter end, the first filter mouth being one of proximal or distal to the first filter end, and a second filter body mechanically connected to the elongated member and distal to the first filter body, the second filter body defining a second filter mouth and a second filter end, the second filter mouth being the one of proximal or distal to the second filter end. In some instances, at least a section of the elongated member between the first and second filter bodies may be flexible, and may be configured to conform to a shape of an arch between two vessels of a patient.. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects

Devices and methods for treating vascular defects, such as, for example, balloon-type aneurysms, are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an insertion portion and an expandable implant. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects

Devices and methods for treating vascular defects, such as, for example, balloon-type aneurysms, are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an insertion portion and an expandable implant. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Surgical instrument

A surgical stapling apparatus for progressively stapling and forming an incision in body tissue is provided. The apparatus includes a body portion and a tool assembly supported on the body portion. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Endoscopic device with drip flange and methods of use thereof for an operative procedure

Systems and methods herein are directed to an endoscopic device with a drip flange, including the assembly and use of the endoscopic device. The endoscopic device with a drip flange may be positioned to abut an aperture into an operative cavity and inserted through the aperture. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180126021

Sterilization system and method

A sterilization system includes a sterilization device and a control device. The sterilization device includes at least one emitter configured to emit ultraviolet energy, and at least one localization system configured to determine positional and spatial relation between the sterilization device and a target area. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125687

Retrieval of medical devices

A medical device retrieval system can include an elongate core member and an expandable member coupled to a distal portion of the elongate core member. The expandable member can move between collapsed and expanded states. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125601

Force sensors for surgical devices to prevent ingress of fluids

A force sensor includes a substrate, a plurality of sensing elements, a seal, and a cover plate. The substrate includes a proximal surface and a distal surface, with the plurality of sensing elements coupled to the distal surface of the substrate. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125594

Surgical systems including adapter assemblies for interconnecting electromechanical surgical devices and end effectors

An adapter assembly for selectively interconnecting an end effector and a surgical device includes a housing configured to connect to the surgical device, a shaft assembly extending from the housing, a cable drive assembly, and a coupling member. The cable drive assembly includes a cable supported in the housing. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125564

Systems and methods for generating electrosurgical energy using a multistage power converter

The electrosurgical systems and methods according to the present disclosure use a multi-stage power converter for generating electrosurgical energy. The electrosurgical systems include an electrosurgical generator having a power converter coupled to an electrical energy source and configured to generate electrosurgical energy. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125563

Measurement and control systems and methods for electrosurgical procedures

An energy delivery system for use in performing a medical procedure is provided. The medical procedure can employ an energy source, the energy source can be connected to an energy delivering device via a transmission line. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125518

Surgical instrument for grasping, treating, and/or dividing tissue

A surgical instrument includes a shaft extending distally from the housing, an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end of the shaft and configured to supply energy to tissue to treat tissue, a knife slidably disposed within the shaft and movable relative to the end effector assembly between a retracted position and an extended position, and a trigger operably coupled to the housing. The trigger is selectively activatable from a neutral position to a laterally pivoted position to supply energy to the end effector assembly and is selectively actuatable from a distal position to a proximally pivoted position to deploy the knife from the retracted position to the extended position. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125517

Surgical instrument for grasping, treating, and/or dividing tissue

A surgical instrument includes a housing, an end effector assembly, and a shaft. The end effector assembly includes first and second jaw members each defining a curved configuration. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125501

Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects

Devices and methods for treating vascular defects, such as, for example, balloon-type aneurysms, are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an insertion portion and an expandable implant. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125495

Stapling device with self-releasing knife carrier pusher

A circular stapling device includes a reload and an elongate body or adaptor. The reload includes a staple pusher assembly, a knife carrier, and an annular knife supported on the knife carrier. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125491

Structure for attaching buttress to anvil and/or cartridge of surgical stapling instrument

An end effector of a surgical stapler includes first and second jaw members and a buttress releasably secured to the first jaw member. The first jaw member defines a first projection and a second projection distal of the first projection. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125490

Wound closure material

Articles are provided having no orientation or a multi-directional orientation. Such articles may be in the form of films, ribbons, sheets, and/or tapes and may be utilized as buttresses with a surgical stapling apparatus or as reinforcing means for suture lines. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125487

Surgical stapling apparatus with tissue pockets

An end effector includes a cartridge assembly having a first tissue contact surface, an anvil assembly having a second tissue contact surface, and one or more tissue pockets defined in one of the first or second tissue contact surfaces. The anvil and the cartridge assemblies are moveable between an open position and a closed position to selectively clamp tissue between the first and second tissue contact surfaces. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125486

Stapling device with releasable knife carrier

A circular surgical stapling device includes a reload assembly that is supported on a distal end of an elongate shaft of the stapling device. The reload assembly includes a housing, a pusher assembly movably supported within the housing, a knife carrier movably supported within the pusher assembly, and an annular knife supported on the knife carrier. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125485

Surgical tool assembly with compact firing assembly

A surgical stapling device includes a handle assembly, an elongate body extending distally from the handle assembly, and a tool assembly. The tool assembly is mounted onto the distal portion of the elongate body for articulation and includes a staple cartridge that supports a plurality of staples and pushers. ... Covidien Lp

05/10/18 / #20180125484

Loading unit for surgical instruments with low profile pushers

A loading unit for engagement with a surgical instrument, and including single and double retention slots. At least one single retention cavity includes a first retention guiding surface configured to engage a first pusher guiding surface of a single pusher retained therein, a second retention guiding surface configured to engage a second pusher guiding surface of a single pusher retained therein, a third retention guiding surface configured to engage a third pusher guiding surface of a single pusher retained therein, and a fourth retention guiding surface configured to engage a fourth pusher guiding surface a the single pusher retained therein. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180123365

Smart cart

An interactive surgical device storage and supply cart is provided and includes a top storage assembly having multiple storage containers for various size product packages, a bottom storage assembly having drawers to retain larger packages of sterilized devices and an intermediate shelf having storage trays for frequently used items. One or more batter chargers are provided on the cart to supply fully charged batteries. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180123250

System and method for designing electromagnetic navigation antenna assemblies

A computer-implemented method of designing an antenna assembly for radiating an electromagnetic field for electromagnetic navigation is provided. Multiple diagonal lines are computed, relative to a coordinate system of a substrate having a boundary, based on a seed rectangle having multiple vertices. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180123249

Electromagnetic navigation antenna assembly and electromagnetic navigation system including the same

An antenna assembly and an electromagnetic navigation system including such an antenna assembly are provided. The antenna assembly includes a substrate and multiple groups of planar antennas. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180123248

Electromagnetic navigation antenna assembly and electromagnetic navigation system including the same

An antenna assembly for radiating at least one electromagnetic field for electromagnetic navigation and an electromagnetic navigation system including such an antenna assembly are provided. The antenna assembly includes a substrate and a planar antenna including a trace that is deposited on the substrate and arranged in a plurality of loops. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116860

Apparatus and associated methodologies for creating a stoma

A guide apparatus for facilitating formation of a stoma includes a guide having an outer flange segment arranged about a central longitudinal axis and an insert segment. The flange segment is configured for engaging end margins of a body vessel extending through an opening in skin of a subject, and defines a plurality of apertures. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116730

System and method for identifying a location and/or an orientation of an electromagnetic sensor based on a map

Systems and methods for identifying a location and/or an orientation of an electromagnetic (em) sensor navigated within an em volume are provided. Calculated em field strengths at each gridpoint of a second set of gridpoints of the em volume are retrieved from a memory. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116729

System for calibrating an electromagnetic navigation system

A system for calibrating an electromagnetic navigation system is provided. The system includes an antenna assembly having a substrate, multiple pairs of transmit coils, multiple receive coils, multiple input terminals, and multiple output terminals. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116722

System and method for generating a map for electromagnetic navigation

Systems and methods are provided for generating a high density (hd) map for identifying a location and/or an orientation of an electromagnetic (em) sensor within an em volume in which an em field is generated by way of an antenna assembly. A measured em field strength at each gridpoint of a set of gridpoints of the em volume are received from a measurement device. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116718

Ablation systems, probes, and methods for reducing radiation from an ablation probe into the environment

The ablation systems, ablation probes, and corresponding methods according to the present disclosure reduce or eliminate energy radiating from an ablation probe into the environment. Some ablation probes include a retractable sheath that shields at least the radiating portion of the ablation probe. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116676

Endoscopic surgical clip applier

A ratchet assembly for use with an apparatus for applying surgical clips to body tissue includes a pawl and a biasing element. The pawl is slidably supported within a handle portion of the apparatus. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116675

Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier

A reposable surgical clip applier includes a handle assembly and an endoscopic assembly that is selectively connectable to and in mechanical communication with the handle assembly. The endoscopic assembly includes a shaft assembly having an outer tube defining a longitudinal axis extending therealong and a pair of transverse channels formed therein, a pusher bar slidably supported within the outer tube, and a spindle assembly slidably supported within the outer tube. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116674

Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier

A hub assembly for use with an endoscopic assembly of a reposable surgical clip applier includes an outer housing and a drive assembly supported within the outer housing. The drive assembly includes a cartridge cylinder slidably supported within the outer housing, a plunger translatably supported within the outer housing and slidably coupled to the cartridge cylinder, a first biasing element interposed between the cartridge cylinder and the outer housing, and a second biasing element interposed between the cartridge cylinder and the plunger. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116673

Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier

The present disclosure relates to a hub assembly for use with an endoscopic assembly of a reposable surgical clip applier having an outer housing, a drive assembly, and a clip counting apparatus rotatably and translatably supported within the outer housing. The drive assembly is supported within the outer housing and includes an inner shaft supporting a tab. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116671

Ligation clip module and clip applier

A ligation clip module including a module housing that is compressible from an uncompressed condition to a compressed condition. The module housing includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending therethrough. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116670

Articulation joint for apparatus for endoscopic procedures

An endoscopic surgical device is provided and includes an endoscopic anchor retaining/advancing assembly including a proximal tube portion and a distal tube portion pivotably connected to one another at an articulation joint; a proximal inner shaft rotatably disposed within the proximal tube portion; a distal inner shaft rotatably disposed within the distal tube portion; and a relatively flexible intermediate drive cable mechanically interconnecting the proximal inner shaft and the distal inner shaft, wherein the intermediate drive cable extends across the articulation joint, wherein the intermediate drive cable defines a central longitudinal axis that is off-set a radial distance from a central longitudinal axis of the proximal tube portion and the distal tube portion.. . ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116668

Anvil assembly delivery system

An anvil assembly suitable for trans-oral delivery is provided. The anvil assembly includes a housing configured to receive a guide suture that is severed during a stapling procedure. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116657

Surgical stapling loading unit having articulating jaws

An end effector includes first and second jaw members that are pivotable relative to one another between open and clamped configurations about a pivot axis. The first and second jaw members each define a pivot hole which defines the pivot axis. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116656

Surgical stapling device

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a sulu. The sulu includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116549

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for optimizing an electromagnetic navigation system

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for optimizing an electromagnetic navigation system are provided. Multiple test signals corresponding to multiple combinations of phase offset values of a plurality of frequency components, respectively, are generated. ... Covidien Lp

05/03/18 / #20180116548

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for calibrating an electromagnetic navigation system

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for calibrating an electromagnetic navigation system are provided. A signal having a first magnitude value and a first phase value is received by way of a receiving antenna. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180104008

Communicating localization markers

A surgical system including a fiducial, a surgical instrument, and an indicator is provided. The fiducial is configured for insertion into target tissue and has an rfid tag disposed therein. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180103997

Multi-function surgical instruments

A surgical instrument includes a housing, an energizable member, a powered deployment assembly, and a cable assembly. The energizable member is configured to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue, and is movable between a storage position and a deployed position. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180103996

Mechanical cutting system for surgical forceps

A surgical instrument includes a housing having an elongated shaft that extends therefrom and a handle pivotable relative thereto. An end effector assembly is attached to a distal end of the shaft and includes first and second jaw members. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180103995

Multifunctional vessel sealing and divider device

An electrosurgical forceps includes an end effector including a first jaw member having a proximal portion including a first jaw guide member and a distal portion including a first tissue contacting surface, and a second jaw member having a proximal portion including a second jaw guide member and a distal portion including a second tissue contacting surface. The first and second tissue contacting surfaces each include a shear edge disposed between stepped surfaces. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180103993

Wake-up system and method for powered surgical instruments

The present disclosure is directed to an electromechanical surgical system having an end effector and an adapter assembly for selectively interconnecting the end effector and a hand-held surgical instrument. A one-wire bidirectional serial communications interface or bus extends through the end effector, the adapter assembly, and the hand-held surgical instrument. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180103973

Surgical instrument with stamped double-flange jaws

A surgical instrument includes an elongated shaft having a distal portion and a proximal portion coupled to a housing. An inner shaft member extends at least partially through the elongated shaft and is selectively movable in a longitudinal direction. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180103958

Flexible vascular occluding device

A vascular occluding device for modifying blood flow in a vessel, while maintaining blood flow to the surrounding tissue. The occluding device includes a flexible, easily compressible and bendable occluding device that is particularly suited for treating aneurysms in the brain. ... Covidien Lp

04/19/18 / #20180103950

Variable compression surgical fastener cartridge

A surgical fastener cartridge is provided and includes a cartridge body having a tissue contacting surface that includes a plurality of fastener retention slots. A plurality of surgical fasteners is operatively disposed in the plurality of fastener retention slots. ... Covidien Lp

04/12/18 / #20180098815

Dynamic 3d lung map view for tool navigation inside the lung

A method for implementing a dynamic three-dimensional lung map view for navigating a probe inside a patient's lungs includes loading a navigation plan into a navigation system, the navigation plan including a planned pathway shown in a 3d model generated from a plurality of ct images, inserting the probe into a patient's airways, registering a sensed location of the probe with the planned pathway, selecting a target in the navigation plan, presenting a view of the 3d model showing the planned pathway and indicating the sensed location of the probe, navigating the probe through the airways of the patient's lungs toward the target, iteratively adjusting the presented view of the 3d model showing the planned pathway based on the sensed location of the probe, and updating the presented view by removing at least a part of an object forming part of the 3d model.. . ... Covidien Lp

04/12/18 / #20180098765

Surgical staples and end effectors for deploying the same

An end effector includes an anvil and a cartridge assembly having a plurality of surgical staples disposed in a cavity defined therein. The cartridge assembly may include a movable driver or sled configured to deploy the surgical staple from the cavity into tissue. ... Covidien Lp

04/12/18 / #20180098756

Biopsy system and method of use

A needle biopsy system includes an elongated shaft and a needle shaft. The elongated shaft includes a proximal portion, an intermediate portion more flexible than the proximal portion, and a distal portion that is less flexible than the intermediate portion. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092765

Medical device delivery

A stent delivery assembly can include a stent, a tube, a shaft slidably disposed within the tube, and an engagement member on the shaft. The engagement member is operable via the shaft so as to facilitate manipulation of the stent via the shaft. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092729

Double ended intravascular medical device

An intravascular medical device including an elongated member configured to be advanced along a vascular path of a patient, the elongated member having opposite first and second ends, the first end and second ends both being adapted for intravascular insertion, and the first end having a different structure than the second end. The elongated member has sufficient flexibility to be advanced through a human vasculature. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092687

Knife deployment mechanisms for sugical forceps

A surgical instrument includes an end effector assembly having jaw members movable between spaced-apart, first approximated, and second approximated positions. A knife is selectively movable relative to the end effector assembly between a retracted position, a first extended position, and a second extended position. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092657

Catheter including cutting element and energy emitting element

A catheter for removing tissue from a body lumen and for providing information relating to the body lumen. The catheter includes a tissue cutting element that rotates relative to the catheter body and is mounted to the drive shaft for imparting rotation to the tissue cutting element. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092655

Vessel sealing device with fine dissection function

A electrosurgical forceps includes a first elongated shaft member including a first handle member and a first jaw member having a first tissue contacting surface, and a second elongated shaft member including a second handle member and a second jaw member having a second tissue contacting surface. At least one of the first and second handle members is movable relative to the other between an open position, a first approximated position where the first and second tissue contacting surfaces are diametrically opposed to one another, and a second approximated position where the first and second tissue contacting surfaces are laterally offset from one another. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092643

System for delivering an anvil assembly to a surgical site

An anvil assembly delivery system includes an anvil assembly having a center rod and an anvil head assembly pivotally secured to the center rod a flexible tube having a first end configured for oral insertion into a patient and a second end engaged with the anvil assembly, and a retrieval suture connected to the head assembly positioned to extend from the anvil assembly in a direction opposite to the flexible tube. The anvil assembly delivery system also includes a spacer suture tube positioned adjacent the anvil head assembly and defining a suture channel, which is supported on the retrieval suture and is dimensioned to prevent the retrieval suture from becoming trapped in the staple line of a stapling device. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092642

Anvil assembly delivery systems

An anvil assembly suitable for trans-oral delivery includes an anvil head configured to receive a retrieval suture that is separable from the anvil head following delivery of the anvil assembly. An anvil delivery assembly includes the anvil assembly, a delivery assembly secured to the anvil assembly, and a retrieval suture selectively secured to the anvil assembly for retrieving the anvil assembly.. ... Covidien Lp

04/05/18 / #20180092641

Ejecting assembly for a surgical stapler

An end effector includes first and second jaws, a drive screw, a lead screw nut, and a drive beam. The drive screw is disposed within the first jaw. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180090030

Enhanced approaches to training for bronchoscopy and thoracic procedures

Provided in accordance with the present disclosure are systems, devices, and methods useable in training for bronchoscopy and thoracic procedures. An exemplary system includes a housing unit configured to simulate the chest cavity of a patient, at least one simulated lung located within the housing unit, the at least one simulated lung including a plurality of airways, and an exterior of the at least one simulated lung being substantially sealed from the atmosphere by the housing unit, a respiratory controller configured to control inspiration and expiration of air into and out of the plurality of airways of the at least one simulated lung, and a fluid controller configured to control administration of fluids to the at least one simulated lung.. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180089837

Region-growing algorithm

A technique for automatically generating a virtual model of a branched structure using as an input a plurality of images taken of the branched structure. The technique employs an algorithm that avoids inaccuracies associated with sub-optimal threshold settings by “patching” holes or leaks created due to the inherent inconsistencies with imaging technology. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180085173

Systems and methods for performing a surgical navigation procedure

A system and method for performing a navigation procedure including a surgical tool, an imaging device, and a computing device. The surgical tool is navigated to a target tissue located in a target area to perform a surgical procedure on the target tissue. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180085169

Systems and methods for detecting pleural invasion for surgical and interventional planning

Provided are systems, devices, and methods for planning a medical procedure. An exemplary method includes receiving image data of a patient's chest, identifying the patient's lungs in the image data, determining locations of pleural surfaces of the patient's lungs in the image data, identifying a treatment target in the patient's lungs, generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the patient's lungs based on the image data, the 3d model showing the pleural surfaces of the patient's lungs and the treatment target, determining whether the treatment target invades the pleural surfaces, displaying a view of the 3d model for viewing by a clinician, receiving input from the clinician regarding a plan for the medical procedure, and displaying the plan for the medical procedure.. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180085145

Surgical access device

A valve assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The valve assembly includes a housing and a seal assembly disposed within the housing, the seal assembly including a septum seal including an orifice configured to sealingly engage a surgical instrument inserted therethrough, at least a portion of the septum seal defining a seal curvature, a first guard member including a plurality of curved first guard portions defining slits therebetween, and a second guard member including a plurality of curved second guard portions defining slits therebetween. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180085121

Controlled tissue compression systems and methods

A surgical instrument is provided including an end effector configured to clamp, staple or cut tissue, a motor configured to drive the end effector and a control system. The control system is configured to receive information about at least one tissue property and select a tissue management mode based on the at least one tissue property. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180085120

Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple anvil and a staple cartridge having a working surface, one or more rows of individual staple slots formed in the working surface, a knife track formed along a length of the working surface, and a plurality of surgical staples individually disposed within the individual staple slots. The apparatus further includes an actuation sled having a knife and being configured and adapted to movably position the knife axially within the knife track. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180085118

Surgical instrument having a plastic surface

A surgical instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, a movable handle, a tool assembly, a drive beam and a closure apparatus is disclosed. At least one of the closure apparatus and a contact surface of the tool assembly include a plastic surface. ... Covidien Lp

03/29/18 / #20180085079

Fissural assessment and surgical and interventional planning

Provided are systems, devices, and methods of planning a medical procedure. An exemplary method includes receiving image data of a patient's chest, identifying the patient's lungs in the image data, determining locations of fissures of the patient's lungs in the image data, generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the patient's lungs based on the image data, the 3d model showing the fissures of the patient's lungs, displaying a view of the 3d model including the fissures of the patient's lungs for viewing by a clinician, receiving input from the clinician regarding a plan for the medical procedure, and displaying the plan for the medical procedure.. ... Covidien Lp

03/22/18 / #20180078665

Medical package

An assembly includes a medical package defining a housing configured to receive a medical supply. The medical package comprises a first sealable region and a second sealable region. ... Covidien Lp

03/22/18 / #20180078324

Input device assemblies for robotic surgical systems

Methods and devices for controlling a robotic system includes receiving a signal in response to movement of an input device through an input distance, determining the position of a repositioning control disposed on the input device, and moving the tool of the robotic system in response to movement of the input device the input distance. The input device is coupled to an input shaft of an input arm. ... Covidien Lp

03/22/18 / #20180078308

Reflective power monitoring for microwave applications

A system and method for supplying microwave energy to tissue for microwave therapy includes an electrosurgical generator having an output for coupling to a surgical instrument. The electrosurgical generator includes a microwave energy source and a controller for controlling the operation of the electrosurgical generator. ... Covidien Lp

03/22/18 / #20180078119

System and method for cleansing segments of a luminal network

A method and system for instilling a medium into portions of a luminal network is provided. The method includes generating a model of a luminal network based on images of the luminal network, determining a location of a treatment target in the luminal network, navigating a bronchoscope through the bronchial tree to a target, guiding a catheter through the bronchoscope, dispensing medium to the target from a distal end of the catheter, and removing a quantity of medium from the luminal network.. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180075607

System and method for segmentation of lung

Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for determining pleura boundaries of a lung, an exemplary method comprising acquiring image data from an imaging device, generating a set of two-dimensional (2d) slice images based on the acquired image data, determining, by a processor, a seed voxel in a first slice image from the set of 2d slice images, applying, by the processor, a region growing process to the first slice image from the set of 2d slice images starting with the seed voxel using a threshold value, generating, by the processor, a set of binarized 2d slice images based on the region grown from the seed voxel, filtering out, by the processor, connected components of the lung in each slice image of the set of binarized 2d slice images, and identifying, by the processor, the pleural boundaries of the lung based on the set of binarized 2d slice images.. . ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180071037

Instrument drive unit including lead screw rails

A surgical system for selective connection to a robotic arm includes an instrument drive unit and a surgical instrument detachably coupled to the instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes first and second actuators and a first translatable member operatively coupled with the first actuator. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180071023

Thermal feedback systems and methods of using the same

A system for providing feedback during an electrosurgical procedure on a target tissue is provided. The system includes an electrosurgical energy source; an electrode probe assembly connected to the electrosurgical energy source, wherein the electrode probe assembly includes at least one electrode assembly having a needle configured to deliver electrosurgical energy to the target tissue; at least one thermal feedback assembly connected to the electrosurgical energy source, wherein each thermal feedback assembly includes at least one temperature sensor assembly; and a hub configured to selectively support the electrode probe assembly and each thermal feedback assembly such that the needle of the electrode probe assembly and each temperature sensor assembly of each thermal feedback assembly are proximate one another when disposed proximate the target tissue.. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180071022

Devices and methods for cooling microwave antennas

Devices and methods for cooling microwave antennas are disclosed herein. The cooling systems can be used with various types of microwave antennas. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070980

Tissue-removing catheter with rotatable cutter

A tissue-removing catheter includes a cutting element. A radially innermost portion of the leading radial wall of a raised element of the cutting element may be spaced a radial distance from the longitudinal axis that is less than 66% of the radius of the annular cutting edge. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070952

Surgical clip applier

A surgical clip applier is provided and includes a ratchet mechanism having a rack member connected to a drive channel such that axial translation of the drive channel results in axial translation of the rack member, the rack member defining a first set of teeth along a first side thereof and a second set of teeth along a second side thereof. The ratchet mechanism including a first pawl and a second pawl each tiltably supported in the housing and disposed on respective opposed sides of the rack member; and a buckling spring interposed between the first pawl and the second pawl and constrained in a slot formed in the rack member, wherein the buckling spring is dimensioned so as to bow in one of a proximal direction and a distal direction.. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070947

Insertion aid with interference fit

The present disclosure relates to an insertion device including a shaft with a head supported on a distal end thereof. The shaft includes a proximal end with an engagement member that is configured to frictionally engage a distal end of a surgical fastening apparatus such that an interference fit is created therebetween to facilitate selective detachment of the insertion device from the surgical fastening apparatus. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070945

Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device

A surgical device comprising a first jaw member, a second jaw member, a clamping member and a clamp apparatus is disclosed. The clamping member is slidably positioned to translate at least partially through the first jaw member. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070944

Replaceable staple cartridge

A stapling device including a replaceable loading unit is provided. The loading unit includes an elongated body and a stapling assembly having a first jaw and a second jaw. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070943

Surgical console and hand-held surgical device

A surgical system and method includes a surgical instrument configured to wirelessly transmit identifying data specific to the surgical instrument and a console configured to receive the identifying data. The console is configured to register the surgical instrument based on the identifying data, establish a wireless two-way communication link between the surgical instrument and the console, receive at least one of operational data and commands from the surgical instrument, and provide operational feedback data to a user of the surgical instrument during an operation of the surgical instrument based on the at least one of operational data and commands.. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070941

Hand held surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical end effectors, and methods of use

An adapter assembly selectively interconnects a surgical end effector that is configured to perform at least a pair of functions and a surgical device that is configured to actuate the end effector. The end effector includes a first axially translatable drive member and a second axially translatable drive member. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070940

Small diameter endoscopic stapler

A surgical stapler is described herein which includes a shaft portion and a tool assembly supported on a distal end of the shaft portion. The too assembly includes an anvil and a cartridge body which rotatably supports a plurality of staples within notches. ... Covidien Lp

03/15/18 / #20180070930

Exchangeable core biopsy needle

The present disclosure generally relates to a biopsy needle configured to maximize tissue sampling yield and collect a unit of sampled tissue. The biopsy needle includes an elongate tubular body comprising a lumen extending therethrough from a proximal open end to a distal open end of the body. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180067004

Force sensor for surgical devices

The present disclosure relates to force sensors and force sensor substrates for use with surgical devices. A force sensor includes a substrate, a plurality of sensing elements, a distal plate, and a pin block assembly. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064964

Ultrasound device for precise tissue sealing and blade-less cutting

An electrosurgical instrument for sealing and cutting tissue is provided. The instrument includes a housing having a plurality of transducers included therein and a waveguide coupled to and extending from the housing. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064523

Surgical patch cover and method of use

A device for performing surgery on a patient includes: a mesh patch comprising a top surface and a bottom surface; and a removable cover positioned adjacent to and in facing engagement with the bottom surface of the mesh patch. The bottom surface has a plurality of hooks positioned thereon. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064498

Measuring health of a connector member of a robotic surgical system

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. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064490

Power-stage antenna integrated system with high-strength shaft

A microwave antenna assembly includes proximal and distal radiating sections and a junction member. The proximal radiating section includes inner and outer conductors and dc power and neutral conductors. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064487

Surgical instruments and methods for performing tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and other surgical procedures

A surgical instrument includes a housing, a shaft extending therefrom, an end effector assembly supported by the shaft, a movable handle, and a drive assembly. The drive assembly includes a translatable drive member for actuating the end effector assembly, and a torsion spring including first and second legs. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064439

Surgical instrument including a locking assembly

A surgical instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, an articulating tool assembly and a locking assembly is disclosed. The handle portion includes a movable handle. ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064438

Adapter assembly for interconnecting electromechanical surgical devices and surgical loading units, and surgical systems thereof

The present disclosure relates to adapter assemblies for use with and to electrically and mechanically interconnect electromechanical surgical devices and surgical loading units, and to surgical systems including hand held electromechanical surgical devices and adapter assemblies for connecting surgical loading units to the hand held electromechanical surgical devices.. . ... Covidien Lp

03/08/18 / #20180064428

Electromechanical surgical apparatus including wire routing clock spring

An electromechanical surgical system is disclosed including a hand-held surgical instrument, an end effector configured to perform at least one function, and a shaft assembly arranged for selectively interconnecting the end effector and the surgical instrument. The shaft assembly includes a linkage having a proximal housing and a distal housing at least partially received within the proximal housing. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180060524

Pathway planning for use with a navigation planning and procedure system

Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for planning a procedure for treatment of tissue in a patient's lungs. An exemplary method includes generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the patient's lungs, displaying the 3d model of the patient's lungs, selecting a target location in the tissue of the patient's lungs as displayed on the 3d model, identifying a point on a pleural surface of the patient's lungs with access to the target location, determining an access path between the target location and the identified point on the pleural surface, calculating a risk of injury to intervening structures between the identified point on the pleural surface and the target location, based on the determined access path, and displaying the access path and the calculated risk of injury for the access path on the 3d model.. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055586

Surgical adapter assemblies for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical end effectors

An adapter assembly is provided for selectively interconnecting a surgical end effector that is configured to perform a function and a surgical device that is configured to actuate the end effector, the end effector including at least one axially translatable drive member, and the surgical device including at least one rotatable drive shaft. The adapter assembly includes at least one drive converter assembly including a drive shaft; a drive coupling nut threadably connected to a distal end portion of the drive shaft; and an axially translatable drive bar connected to the drive coupling nut, wherein rotation of the drive shaft results in axial translation of the drive bar. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055582

Pathway planning for use with a navigation planning and procedure system

Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for planning a procedure for treatment of lung tissue. An exemplary method includes generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the luminal network, displaying the 3d model of the luminal network, selecting a target location in the tissue adjacent to the luminal network as displayed on the 3d model, identifying a point in the luminal network which is proximate to or at the target location, determining an access path between the target location and the identified point in the luminal network, calculating a risk of injury to intervening structures between the target location and the identified point in the luminal network, based on the determined access path, and displaying the access path and the calculated risk of injury for the access path on the 3d model.. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055576

Respiration motion stabilization for lung magnetic navigation system

A system for stabilization based on respiratory movement includes a medical device configured to navigate inside of a patient, a tracking sensor affixed on the medical device and configured to track a location of the medical device, at least one motion sensor located on the patient and configured to sense respiratory movements of the patient, a computer configured to generate a respiratory model based on the respiratory movements sensed by the at least one motion sensor for a predetermined period and to stabilize a location of the medical device based on the respiratory model after the predetermined period, and a display configured to display a graphical representation of the medical device based on the stabilized location on a pre-procedure two-dimensional (2d) image or three-dimensional (3d) model.. . ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055575

Systems and methods for providing proximity awareness to pleural boundaries, vascular structures, and other critical intra-thoracic structures during electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy

Disclosed are systems, devices and methods for providing proximity awareness to an anatomical feature while navigating inside a patient's chest, an exemplary method including receiving image data of the patient's chest, generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the patient's chest based on the received image data, determining a location of the anatomical feature based on the received image data and the generated 3d model, tracking a position of an electromagnetic sensor included in a tool, iteratively determining a position of the tool inside the patient's chest based on the tracked position of the electromagnetic sensor, and indicating a proximity of the tool relative to the anatomical feature, based on the determined position of the tool inside the patient's chest.. . ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055574

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media of providing distance, orientation feedback and motion compensation while navigating in 3d

A system for navigating to and interacting with a region of interest during a respiratory cycle is provided. The system includes an extended working channel, a computing device including a memory and at least one processor, a plurality of images stored in the memory, a display device that displays a user interface. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055567

System and method for monitoring ablation size

A system for monitoring ablation size includes a power source including a microprocessor for executing one or more control algorithms. A microwave antenna is configured to deliver microwave energy from the power source to tissue to form an ablation zone. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055556

Implant mode for electrosurgical generator

Disclosed are devices, systems, and methods for operating an electrosurgical generator, including a radio-frequency (rf) output stage configured to output an electrosurgical waveform, a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with an implantable device in a patient, and a controller coupled to the rf output stage and the wireless transceiver, the controller configured to control the rf output stage to generate an electrosurgical waveform based on the implantable device.. . ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055538

Introducing trocar with cryo-fixation of access cannula

A trocar assembly including an obturator, an access cannula, and a reservoir is provided. The access cannula defines a lumen therethrough configured to selectively receive the obturator. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055514

Clip-over disposable assembly for use with hemostat-style surgical instrument and methods of manufacturing same

A clip-over disposable assembly includes a switch assembly and a disposable body. The disposable body includes a first disposable member, a second disposable member including first and second wall portions, and a third disposable member. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055501

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. ... Covidien Lp

03/01/18 / #20180055382

Automatic estimation of pulse deficit

Methods, systems, and devices for determining pulseless electrical activity (pea) are described. The method may include determining by using a first sensor on a person, a heart rate of the person based on sensed electrical activity of the person. ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049902

Devices and methods for facilitating sleeve gastrectomy procedures

A gastrectomy device includes an elongated member and a tube. The elongated member has a proximal end and a distal end and defines a longitudinal side window disposed adjacent the distal end. ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049808

Method of using soft point features to predict breathing cycles and improve end registration

A method of registering an area of interest luminal network to images of the area of interest luminal network comprising. The method includes generating a model of the area of interest based on images of the area of interest, determining a location of a soft point in the area of interest, tracking a location of the location sensor while the location sensor is navigated within the area of interest, comparing the tracked locations of the location sensor within the area of interest , navigating the location sensor to the soft point, confirming the location sensor is located at the soft point, and updating the registration of the model with the area of interest based on the tracked locations of the location sensor at the soft point.. ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049805

Energy delivery conduits for use with electrosurgical devices

A conduit assembly for transmitting energy between an electrosurgical energy generator and an energy delivering device comprises a first cable sub-assembly including a cable having a flexibility and an energy attenuation; a second cable sub-assembly including a cable having a flexibility and an energy attenuation; wherein the flexibility of the cable of the first cable sub-assembly is less than the flexibility of the cable of the second cable sub-assembly; and wherein the energy attenuation of the cable of the first cable sub-assembly is less than the energy attenuation of the cable of the second cable sub-assembly.. . ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049763

Surgical forceps

A surgical instrument includes a housing, a handle, an elongated shaft, an end effector assembly, a drive assembly, a support, a roller, and an extension depending from the handle. The end effector assembly includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049752

Surgical forceps

A surgical instrument includes a housing, an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing, an end effector assembly, and a trigger assembly. The trigger assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the housing and is configured to longitudinally translate a drive member. ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049739

Pin locking mechanism for a surgical instrument

A surgical instrument having a handle portion, an elongated portion defining a longitudinal axis therethrough, an end effector, and a pin. The elongated portion extends distally from the handle portion. ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049693

Induced atelectasis and pulmonary consolidation systems and methods

A system and method enabling the receipt of image data of a patient, identification of one or more locations within the image data illustrating the effects of copd, planning a pathway to the one or more locations, navigating an extended working channel to one of the locations, positioning a catheter proximate the location, and temporarily evacuating air from within a portion of a patient's lungs including the identified location illustrating the effects of copd to temporarily isolate the portion of the lungs including the one or more actual locations.. . ... Covidien Lp

02/22/18 / #20180049649

System and method for identifying blood pressure zones during autoregulation monitoring

A monitor configured to monitor autoregulation includes a memory encoding one or more processor-executable routines and a processor configured to access and execute the one or more routines encoded by the memory. When executed, the routines cause the processor to receive one or more physiological signals from a patient, determine a measure indicative of an autoregulation status of the patient based on the one or more physiological signals, generate an autoregulation alarm indicative of an impaired autoregulation status when the measure exceeds a predetermined threshold for more than a predetermined period of time.. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042745

Delivery of medical devices

A stent delivery system can include a core member, an introducer sheath, and a microcatheter. The core member can have a first section and a second section distal to the first section. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042689

Force sensor for surgical devices

The present disclosure relates to force sensors and force sensor substrates for use with surgical devices.. . ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042686

Robotically controlling remote center of motion with software and guide tube

A robotic surgical system includes a surgical robot and a guide tube. The surgical robot includes a robot arm and a controller. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042682

Surgical robotic cart immobilizer

A mobile surgical robotic cart assembly used for minimally invasive surgery includes a vertical column supporting a robotic arm thereon and a base portion having at least three casters adapted to allow the surgical robotic assembly to move. The surgical robotic cart assembly further includes an immobilization assembly coupled to the base portion, the immobilization assembly being configured to move between an unlocked position and a locked position. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042666

Vessel sealing instrument

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from its distal end. Each jaw member is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042659

Ultrasonic and radiofrequency energy production and control from a single power converter

A generator is configured to output two or more waveforms at different frequencies. In particular, the generator is configured to provide an ultrasonic waveform, which may be suitable for driving a transducer of an ultrasonic surgical instrument, and electrosurgical radiofrequency energy, which may be suitable for electrosurgical instruments.. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042637

Energy-based surgical instrument for treating tissue

A surgical instrument includes a housing, an end effector, a movable handle, and a drive assembly. The movable handle includes first and second cantilever spring arms and is movable relative to the housing between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042632

Electrosurgical forceps for video assisted thoracoscopic surgery and other surgical procedures

A surgical instrument includes a shaft defining an axis, an end effector coupled to a distal portion thereof, a fixed handle coupled to a proximal portion thereof, a drive bar, a movable handle, and a linkage. The drive bar is disposed within the shaft and operably coupled to the end effector. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042610

Hermetic force sensors for surgical devices

A force sensor includes a substrate, a plurality of sensing elements, and a plate. The substrate includes a central aperture extending along a longitudinal axis of the substrate, and has a proximal surface, a distal surface, a first side surface, a second side surface, a top surface, and a bottom surface. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042606

Circular stapling device with articulating anvil retainer assembly

A circular stapling device includes a handle assembly, an elongate body portion that extends distally from the handle assembly, a shell assembly supported on a distal end of the elongate body portion, an anvil retainer assembly extending through the shell assembly, and an anvil assembly supported on the anvil retainer assembly. The anvil retainer assembly includes a retainer member including a retainer body and an engagement member that is pivotally supported on the retainer body. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042591

Surgical instruments including adjustable handle assemblies

A handheld surgical instrument is provided, including a housing, a handle and a trigger mounted on the housing, and an elongated tubular portion extending distally from the housing. The surgical instrument includes a hand grip having a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one opening disposed therebetween, wherein the handle of the handheld surgical instrument is insertable into the at least one opening of the hand grip for engagement therewith. ... Covidien Lp

02/15/18 / #20180042560

Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data

Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory chip having a built-in trimmed resistor, the trimmed resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor.. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180040433

Foot powered surgical device

Surgical systems include a handheld surgical device having an end effector and a drive assembly configured to drive the end effector, a foot pedal configured to receive input mechanical energy from a user and to output mechanical energy, and a converter. In systems, the drive assembly is an electrically-powered drive assembly and converter is configured to receive the output mechanical energy from the foot pedal and to output electrical energy to the electrically-powered drive assembly. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180039753

Method and apparatus to detect transponder tagged objects and to communicate with medical telemetry devices, for example during medical procedures

The presence or absence of objects tagged with transponders may be determined in an environment in which medical procedures are performed via an interrogation and detection system which includes a controller and a plurality of antennas positioned along a patient support structure. The antennas may be positioned along an operating table, bed, mattress or pad, sheet, or may be positioned on a drape, or shade. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036518

Medical balloon having a plurality of structural layers

A plurality of structural layers having different properties are nested together to form the medical balloon. Certain embodiments include at least one layer comprising a fiber-reinforced polymer. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036500

Methods and systems for breath delivery synchronization

Systems and methods for triggering inspiration and/or cycling exhalation with a ventilator are described herein. In particular, systems and methods for synchronizing ventilator breath delivery with patient breath demand utilizing a digital sample counting trigger mode are described herein. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036084

System and method of using an endoscopic catheter as a port in laparoscopic surgery

A surgical system including an endoscopic navigation catheter, at least one laparoscopic access port, a laparoscopic tool, and an endoscopic tool. The endoscopic navigation catheter is configured for navigation of a luminal network to an area of interest. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036081

Ablation cable assemblies having a large diameter coaxial feed cable reduced to a small diameter at intended site

A microwave ablation cable assembly including a first coaxial cable having a first diameter, an inner conductor, an outer conductor and a dielectric formed between the inner and outer conductors, a second coaxial cable having a second diameter, and inner conductor, an outer conductor, and a dielectric formed between the inner and outer conductor, and a transition between the first and second coaxial cables having an inner conductor and outer conductor and a dielectric formed between the inner and outer conductors where the inner conductors of the first and second coaxial cables and the transition are in electrical communication and the outer conductors of the first and second coaxial cables and the transition are in electrical communication.. . ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036080

Ablation cable assemblies and a method of manufacturing the same

A cable assembly includes a rigid portion, a flexible central portion, and a radiating portion. The rigid portion is configured to couple to a source of electrosurgical energy and to prevent fluid ingress towards the source of electrosurgical energy. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036070

Ablation cable assemblies and a method of manufacturing the same

A cable assembly includes a rigid portion, a flexible central portion, and a radiating portion. The rigid portion is configured to couple to a source of electrosurgical energy and to prevent fluid ingress towards the source of electrosurgical energy. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036069

Ablation cable assemblies and a method of manufacturing the same

A cable assembly includes a rigid portion, a flexible central portion, and a radiating portion. The rigid portion is configured to couple to a source of electrosurgical energy and to prevent fluid ingress towards the source of electrosurgical energy. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036059

System and method for catheter-based plasma coagulation

A plasma instrument includes an elongated body defining a lumen therethrough, the lumen being in fluid communication with an ionizable media source; and a plasma applicator coupled to a distal portion of the elongated body. The plasma applicator includes: an active electrode configured to couple to an active terminal of a generator; and a corona electrode configured to couple to a return terminal of a generator. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036026

Self-aligning drive coupler

Systems and methods herein are associated with a handpiece, a drive hub, a drive coupler, and an instrument comprising an elongate shaft and resection member telescoped within the elongate shaft, the resection member coupled to the drive hub. The drive hub comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, the interior surface defines a cross-sectional shape, and the drive hub is coupled to a drive shaft of a motor of the handpiece. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036025

Cutting mechanisms for surgical end effector assemblies, instruments, and systems

An end effector assembly configured for use with a surgical instrument or surgical system includes first and second jaw members each including an outer jaw housing, a tissue-treating plate, and a longitudinally-extending channel therethrough. At least one of the first or second jaw members is pivotable relative to the other between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036024

Surgical instrument housing incorporating a channel and methods of manufacturing the same

A surgical device includes a housing, at least one electrical wire, a shaft, and an end effector assembly. The housing defines an interior cavity and first and second housing portions. ... Covidien Lp

02/08/18 / #20180036012

Devices, systems, and methods for the treatment of vascular defects

Devices, systems, and methods for treating vascular defects are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed toward an occlusion device that includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion. ... Covidien Lp








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