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Network communication for patient support apparatuses

Patient support apparatuses, such as beds, cots, stretchers, chairs, or the like, include wireless communication systems that are adapted to communicate with a non-local wireless receiver positioned outside of the healthcare facility and not associated with the healthcare facility. A computer positioned within the healthcare facility and coupled a local area network of the healthcare facility receives messages from the patient support apparatuses that have been forwarded by the non-local wireless receiver to the local area network. ... Stryker Corporation

Person support apparatuses with load cells

A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, chair, or the like, includes a frame, a support surface supported by the frame, a plurality of load cells that detect weight supported on the support surface, at least one a/d converter, and a controller. The load cells output analog signals that are converted to digital by the a/d converters. ... Stryker Corporation

Haptic systems and methods for a user interface of a patient support apparatus

A patient support apparatus comprises a patient support surface for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a user input device, a controller, and an ultrasonic generator system. ... Stryker Corporation

Control module for a powered surgical tool

A control module for a powered surgical tool. The module includes a shell. ... Stryker Corporation

Implant system for bone fixation

An implant system for use in orthopaedic surgery for fixation of bone includes an intramedullary nail and a coupling member. The intramedullary nail includes a proximal portion defining a longitudinal axis. ... Stryker Corporation

Spinal fastener with serrated thread

A fastener configured for spinal applications includes a head having a channel adapted to receive a spinal rod and a shaft extending from the head to a distal tip and having a thread, at least a portion of the thread being serrated. The serrated portion of the thread includes peaks and troughs and can extend along about 35 percent of a length of the thread.. ... Stryker Corporation

Access cannula assembly with a stylet that includes a flexible lock arm

A cannula assembly including a cannula and a stylet that is removably fitted in the cannula. A lock selectively holds the stylet to the cannula so the stylet rotates in unison with the cannula. ... Stryker Corporation

Thermal system

A thermal control unit supplies temperature controlled fluid to one or more thermal pads used to control the temperature of a patient. The thermal control unit includes a fluid outlet, fluid inlet, heat exchanger, pump, and a controller. ... Stryker Corporation

Dual irrigating bipolar forceps

Bipolar electrosurgical forceps are provided with dual irrigating tubes that deliver irrigating liquid to the opposed surfaces of the tips of the forceps to prevent the sticking of body tissue to the tips. To reduce the manufacturing costs of the forceps and enable the forceps to be single use, disposable forceps, each tube of the dual irrigating tools is a plastic tube adhered along one of the opposing surfaces of the pair of forceps arms. ... Stryker Corporation

Method and apparatus for treating a joint, including the treatment of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement in a hip joint and pincer-type femoroacetabular impingement in a hip joint

A computer visual guidance system for guiding a surgeon through an arthroscopic debridement of a bony pathology, wherein the computer visual guidance system is configured to: (i) receive a 2d image of the bony pathology from a source; (ii) automatically analyze the 2d image so as to determine at least one measurement with respect to the bony pathology; (iii) automatically annotate the 2d image with at least one annotation relating to the at least one measurement determined with respect to the bony pathology so as to create an annotated 2d image; and (iv) display the annotated 2d image to the surgeon so as to guide the surgeon through the arthroscopic debridement of the bony pathology.. . ... Stryker Corporation

Surgical implant with guiding rail

A prosthetic intervertebral spacer is disclosed. The spacer preferably includes a body and an interface extending away from the body for use during implantation of the spacer. ... Stryker Corporation

Autonomous accessory support for transporting a medical accessory

An autonomous accessory support and system for transporting a medical accessory for delivering therapy that is coupled to a patient via a medical line. The autonomous accessory support comprises an accessory post for supporting the medical accessory. ... Stryker Corporation

Implant for bone fixation

Disclosed herein is an implant for bone fixation comprising an elongated member configured to be wound around bone parts that are to be fixed, an engagement member coupled to the elongated member and configured to engage a portion of the elongated member so as to secure the implant in a loop around the bone parts, and a fastening member arranged between and coupled to the elongated member and the engagement member. The fastening member comprises at least two separate pieces each comprising one opening for receiving a bone fastener, wherein the separate pieces are coupled to each other by a material having a lower material strength than a material from which the separate pieces are made.. ... Stryker Corporation

Patient support apparatuses with mobility assessment

A patient support apparatus is provided, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, that includes a sensor adapted to detect movement of the occupant while the occupant is supported on the support apparatus. A controller monitors outputs from the sensor in response to a mobility assessment control being activated. ... Stryker Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122358

Person support apparatuses with noise cancellation

A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, includes an active noise cancellation device configured to generate a noise cancelling sound wave that is designed to cancel a noise sound wave. The active noise cancellation device may include speakers and a microphone. ... Stryker Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116885

Patient support apparatus

A patient support apparatus for supporting a patient. A pair of support decks are operatively attached to a support frame. ... Stryker Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104126

Patient support apparatus with stabilization

A patient support apparatus includes a base, a seat supported by the base and a backrest pivotable between an upright position and a reclined position. In one embodiment, a backrest support member is coupled to the backrest and is adapted to move between a stowed position in which the backrest support member does not support the backrest and a deployed position in which the backrest support member does support the backrest. ... Stryker Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103976

Surgical instrument with ultrasonic tip for fibrous tissue removal

An ultrasonic tip for fibrous tissue removal. The ultrasonic tip may be configured for at least torsional vibration and coupled to a distal end of a shaft of a surgical instrument with the shaft including a vibration conversion mechanism. ... Stryker Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098878

Thermal control system

A thermal control unit for delivering temperature-controlled fluid to one or more patient pads that are in contact with a patient is disclosed. The thermal control unit includes a fluid circuit with an inlet and outlet, a heat exchanger, a pump, and a controller. ... Stryker Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092671

Apparatus and method for fenestrated screw augmentation

A surgical instrument includes a cannulated body extending along an axis and having a first working end spaced along the axis from a second working end. The surgical instrument may be used with a fenestrated screw assembly, a delivery unit, and an alignment guide wire. ... Stryker Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085267

Systems and methods for determining the usability of person support apparatuses

A person support apparatus includes a support adapted to support thereon an occupant of the person support apparatus and a sensor configured to detect an ambient air characteristic. The sensor generates an output signal based on the detected characteristic and communicates the output signal to a controller. ... Stryker Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085264

Powered patient support apparatus

Powered patient support apparatuses—such as beds, cots, stretchers, or the like—include a plurality of user controls that allow a caregiver to control the steering and/or driving of one or more powered wheels from multiple different locations around the patient support apparatus (e.g. Head end, foot end, and/or the sides). ... Stryker Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085228

Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation

In one embodiment, the present invention is a laminal implant including: a first body including a first flange adapted to engage a first lamina end, a tab and a receiving channel; and a second body including a second flange adapted to engage a second lamina end, and a plurality of teeth adapted to engage the tab, at least a portion of the second body adapted to be positioned within the receiving channel, the first and second bodies adapted to slideably engage one another.. . ... Stryker Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078281

Endoscopic surgical systems and methods

An access system is provided for establishing an access path to a surgical site within a patient. The access system comprises an access portal defining a working channel with a central axis, and an adaptor with a mating section mountable to the access portal. ... Stryker Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071158

Patient/invalid handling support

A patient support for supporting a patient includes an inflatable mattress defining a support surface and a pneumatic system for inflating the inflatable mattress. The pneumatic system includes a pressurized reservoir for holding pressurized air and selectively releases pressurized air from the reservoir to the mattress.. ... Stryker Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071026

System and method for controlling a surgical manipulator based on energy applicator parameters

System and method for controlling a surgical manipulator to apply an energy applicator to a patient. The surgical manipulator cooperates with a navigation system to position the energy applicator with respect to a boundary so that the energy applicator is constrained from moving outside the boundary. ... Stryker Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070968

Self-rolling thrombectomy apparatuses and methods

Self-rolling mechanical atherectomy aka thrombectomy apparatuses for removing a clot from a vessel include a tractor tube portion that rolls and inverts over itself in a continuous motion, tractor-like, to draw material into the tractor tube, wherein the tractor tube rolls over itself without requiring any additional internal support at the distal-facing region of the tractor tube.. . ... Stryker Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070959

Surgical reciprocating blade assembly including a static guide bar, teeth that project from a side of the guide bar and a drive rod that reciprocates the teeth

A reciprocating blade assembly for use with a surgical saw comprises a reciprocating member, the reciprocating member including a proximal end feature for engaging a drive member of the of the saw that, when actuated, reciprocates the reciprocating member. The reciprocating blade assembly further comprises teeth that extend outwardly from a side of the reciprocating member, the teeth adapted to form a kerf in tissue against which the teeth are pressed. ... Stryker Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070958

Surgical sagittal saw blade with a static bar, a pivoting blade head, drive rods that pivot the blade head and fingers that connect the drive rods to the blade head, the fingers being seated in the static bar

A surgical saw blade is described comprising an elongated blade bar having opposed plates. The blade bar has opposed proximal and distal sections, with the proximal section having a feature for releasably holding the blade bar to a powered surgical sagittal saw. ... Stryker Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068179

Video monitoring system

A monitoring system includes cameras adapted to capture images and depth data of the images. A computer device processes the image signals and depth data from the cameras according to various software modules that monitor one or more of the following: (a) compliance with patient care protocols; (b) patient activity; (c) equipment usage; (d) the location and/or usage of assets; (e) patient visitation metrics; (f) data from other sensors that is integrated with the image and depth data; (g) gestures by the patient or caregivers that are used as signals or for controls of equipment, and other items. ... Stryker Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064591

Patient mobility system with integrated ambulation device

A patient mobility system for early patient ambulation. An ambulation device having a barrier is removably coupled to a patient support apparatus such that, in a coupled configuration, the barrier prevents patient egress from the patient support apparatus. ... Stryker Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064589

Patient support apparatus

A modular patient support system for use in ambulating a patient across a floor, comprising a primary module and a secondary module. The primary module has a primary base and a primary deck arranged for movement relative to the primary base, and the primary deck defines a first patient support area. ... Stryker Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064474

Osteosynthesis device

In one embodiment, the present invention includes an intramedullary osteosynthesis or arthrodesis implant including a central body, a first pair of legs extending from the central body to a pair of leg tips, and a second pair of legs extending from the central body, in a direction opposite the first pair of legs, to a pair of leg tips such that the central body, first pair of legs and second pair of legs are positioned alongside a longitudinal axis.. . ... Stryker Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064470

Percutaneous spinal cross link system and method

A percutaneous spinal cross link system for interconnecting a spinal fusion construct on one side of the longitudinal axis of the spine with a spinal fusion construct on the other side of the longitudinal axis may include a cross bar connected at each end by a respective connector to a respective spinal fusion rod of each of the spinal fusion constructs. The connector may include a rod receiving portion adapted to receive one of the spinal fusion rods and a cross bar receiving portion adapted to receive the cross bar in an orientation generally perpendicular to the spinal fusion rod. ... Stryker Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064456

Embolectomy devices and methods

An embolectomy device includes a tubular body having a plurality of interconnected primary struts that define a plurality of openings when the tubular body is in a radially expanded deployed configuration, and a plurality of secondary struts connected to the primary struts that move from being aligned with the primary struts to a non-aligned configuration in which the secondary struts extend at least partially into and/or across the openings, to thereby ensnare or encapsulate a vascular obstruction within the primary and secondary struts after the tubular body is deployed proximate the obstruction and allowed to expand into or through the obstruction.. . ... Stryker Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064448

Surgical sagittal blade cartridge with a reinforced guide bar

A surgical sagittal saw cartridge that includes a guide bar formed form an inner plate and opposed outer plates, the inner plate having a head. The cartridge has a blade that is disposed against the head of the inner plate. ... Stryker Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056328

System and method for driving an ultrasonic handpiece with a linear amplifier

A control console for a powered surgical tool. The console includes a transformer that supplies the drive signal to the surgical tool. ... Stryker Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055573

Technique for generating a bone plate design

A computer-implemented technique for generating a data set that geometrically defines a bone plate design is presented. A method implementation of this technique comprises visualizing, based on shape data of a bone, a bone model on a display device, deriving, responsive to a user interaction signal that is indicative of a user interaction relative to the bone model, plate design data representative of a plate-specific design property, and generating a data set that geometrically defines a bone plate design from at least the plate design data and one or more generic plate parameters.. ... Stryker Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055418

Person support apparatus with position monitoring

A person support apparatus includes one or more thermal image sensors whose outputs are analyzed to perform one or more functions. Such functions include automatically turning on a brake, automatically turning on one or more lights, detecting when a patient associated with the person support apparatus has fallen, enabling a propulsion system of the patient support apparatus to be used, automatically controlling one or more environmental controls, and/or automatically arming an exit detection system after entry of a patient onto the person support apparatus. ... Stryker Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049890

Bone graft delivery loading assembly

A bone graft loading system includes a loading funnel, syringe, cannula, plunger, and loading tool. The loading funnel includes an interior passageway to receive the cannula and a syringe docking portion. ... Stryker Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049772

Systems and methods for off-axis tissue manipulation

A surgical system for manipulating tissue. A steerable instrument is at least partially disposed in a deformable conduit. ... Stryker Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042799

Medical support apparatus

A medical chair includes a base, a seat, and a leg rest pivotally mounted relative to the seat and adapted to move between an extended position and a retracted position. The chair further includes a first actuator for tilting the seat with respect to the base, a second actuator for lifting the seat with respect to the base, and a leg rest actuator adapted to move the leg rest. ... Stryker Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042763

Thermal therapy devices

A thermal pad for controlling a patient's temperature includes first and second chambers defined between interior and exterior layers. The first chamber circulates a temperature controlled fluid from a first inlet to a first outlet. ... Stryker Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042762

Thermal system

A thermal system includes a thermal control unit adapted to supply temperature controlled fluid to one or more thermal pads. The thermal pads may include an interior chamber for fluid circulation, an inlet and an outlet, and first and second temperature sensors positioned adjacent the inlet and outlet, respectively. ... Stryker Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042626

Pre-loaded inverting tractor thrombectomy apparatuses and methods

Mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses including an inverting, rolling conveyor region (“tractor”) at the distal end that are configured to grab and remove thrombus material. In particular, described herein are mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses that are adapted to prevent premature deployment of the tractor, e.g., by including a tractor hold (e.g., a housing, a lock, a clamp, etc.) or the like to secure the outer end of the tractor against and/or relative to the elongate inversion support.. ... Stryker Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042624

Methods for advancing inverting mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses in the vasculature

Mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses (devices, systems, etc.) and methods for positioning them within a vessel and using them to remove a thrombus, e.g., clot, from within a vessel. In particular, described herein are methods of advancing an inverting tractor thrombectomy apparatus having a tractor comprising a flexible tube of material that inverts over itself as it rolls over a distal end opening of an elongate inversion support by extending the tractor region and/or a puller coupled to the tractor distally beyond the end of the catheter. ... Stryker Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036114

Instrumentation for soft tissue reconstruction

The present disclosure includes, in one embodiment, a tensioner instrument having a body having a channel and a plurality of arms projecting outward from the body, each arm including a cleat having a slot adapted to receive a suture; a base member positioned within the channel of the body; an actuating mechanism having a first coupling member adapted to engage a second coupling member on the body to removeably couple the actuating mechanism to the body; and a universal joint adapted to allow for relative movement between the base member and the body such that, when each suture is positioned within each cleat and the actuating mechanism is actuated, the tensioner applies uniform tension to each suture positioned in each cleat.. . ... Stryker Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036047

Bone plate system with inserts for contacting an adjacent bone surface

The disclosure relates to a bone plate systems and method. A system comprises a bone plate having a bone facing side, a front side being arranged substantially opposite to and facing away from the bone facing side, and at least one insert receiving portion, the system further comprising at least one insert defining a contacting region for contacting an adjacent bone surface and being releasably receivable in said insert receiving portion, wherein the insert is insertable into the insert receiving portion from the bone facing side.. ... Stryker Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035955

Notification system of deviation from predefined conditions

The present invention includes a healthcare system for capturing and maintaining patient healthcare records and employing information in the records to proactively alert hospital workers to a condition that places patient health at risk.. . ... Stryker Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035741

Medical/surgical personal protection system including a helemt, the helmet having a fan and a fan housing that are curved to curve around the head of the head of the individual wearing the helmet

A personal protection system for providing a sterile barrier around medical/surgical personnel. The system includes a helmet over which a hood or a toga suspended. ... Stryker Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028383

Person support apparatus system

A person support apparatus includes a deck with a seat section, a leg section, and a back section. The back section is pivotally mounted to the seat section. ... Stryker Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028377

Multi-function person handling equipment

A person handling apparatus includes a deck with a seat section, a leg section, and a back section. The back section is pivotally mounted to the seat section. ... Stryker Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028376

Ems backboard

A backboard includes a body that has length that is sufficient for extending under a person. The body further has an upper side for supporting a person thereon and a lower side for resting on a generally flat surface, with the body forming multiple pivot points between the upper side and the lower side. ... Stryker Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028333

Implant insertion tool

A tool for inserting a spinal implant is disclosed. The tool includes a tube with a handle end, an inserter end having an opening, and a curved portion located between the handle end and the inserter end. ... Stryker Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028231

Bone transport external fixation frame

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for manipulating the orientation of a plurality of bone fragments with respect to one another. A bone transport frame including first and second rings, a plurality of elongate struts, and a plurality of ring transport assemblies for orienting a first bone segment with respect to a second bone segment is disclosed. ... Stryker Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021191

Emergency patient motion system

A modular drive device for driving a first driven module of a first emergency patient motion device or a second driven module of a second emergency patient motion device, the first driven module being different from the second driven module. The modular drive device comprises a motor, and an output device operatively coupled to and drivable by the motor. ... Stryker Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017945

Patient support apparatuses with clocks

A patient support apparatus includes a frame, patient support surface, clock, transceiver, and controller. The transceiver communicates with a headwall and/or a local area network. ... Stryker Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180014967

Thermal control system

A thermal control unit for delivering temperature-controlled fluid to one or more patient therapy devices (e.g. Pads, blankets, etc.) that are in contact with a patient is disclosed. ... Stryker Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180014860

Spinal fixation assembly

Disclosed herein are a spinal fixation assembly and method to provide adequate rigidity and support for a vertebral column without requiring additional pedicle screws and spinal rods. The spinal fixation assembly includes a spinal rod loop with multiple sides configured to be attached to a vertebral body with two or more pedicle screws. ... Stryker Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008818

Methiod of manufacturing an implantable electrode array by forming packages around the array control modules after the control modules are bonded to substrates

A method of forming an implantable electrode array that includes one or more packaged control modules. A control module is packaged by mounting the module to a substrate and forming a containment ring around the module. ... Stryker Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008440

Implant delivery system and method of use

An implant delivery system including a catheter having a delivery lumen; a pusher member slidably disposed in the catheter delivery lumen; a retaining member coupled to a distal end portion of the pusher member, the retaining member configured to retain an expandable implant in a collapsed configuration on the pusher member for delivery of the implant through the catheter delivery lumen; and an expandable actuator coupled to the distal end portion of the pusher member and operatively associated with the retaining member, wherein expansion of the actuator causes the retaining member to disengage from an implant carried on the pusher member, to thereby allow the implant to expand from the collapsed configuration.. . ... Stryker Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000675

Patient support systems with rotary actuators having cycloidal drives

A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure and a patient support surface supported by the support structure. ... Stryker Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000674

Patient support systems with hollow rotary actuators

A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. ... Stryker Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000673

Patient support systems with rotary actuators

A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. ... Stryker Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000672

Rotary actuator having clutch assembly for use with patient support apparatus

An actuator for use in effecting movement of a movable member with respect to a first member of a patient support apparatus. A motor is provided for generating rotational torque. ... Stryker Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000670

Patient support systems with rotary actuators comprising rotation limiting devices

A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. ... Stryker Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372587

System and method for collecting medic al waste that monitors the waste for objects that may have been inadvertantly discarded

A mobile cart that holds a bag for receiving solid waste generated during a medical or surgical procedure. The cart includes a sensor that monitors whether or not an object containing metal is placed in the bag. ... Stryker Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367913

Patient support apparatus with deck section link

A patient support apparatus comprising a support frame and a patient support deck operatively attached to the support frame. The patient support deck has at least one deck section arranged for movement relative to the support frame. ... Stryker Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367746

Shape memory device with temperature-dependent deflectable segment and methods of positioning a shape memory device within a bone structure

A system for augmenting a bone structure. A shape memory device includes a deflectable distal segment including temperature-dependent memory metal material. ... Stryker Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367652

Method of fabricating implantable medical devices from a polymer coupon that is bonded to a rigid substrate

Plural medical device formed from one or more layers of thin film polymer are assembled from a single polymer coupon. Initially the coupon is bonded to a rigid substrate. ... Stryker Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170360479

Conical end cap for intramedullary nail

An end cap is provided comprising a head with a tool engagement portion and a shaft with a tip, wherein the shaft comprises a threaded conical portion starting from the tip and extending in a direction to the head. The thread may be provided with a constant pitch, i.e. ... Stryker Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354447

Bone screw

The invention relates to a bone screw and a method for locking a bone screw into a bore. The bore can be provided in e.g. ... Stryker Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354439

Gear mechanisms for fixation frame struts

An adjustable length strut includes two joints, a threaded rod extending between the joints, and a tube adapted to receive the threaded rod. An actuation mechanism with gear teeth extending radially outward of the strut axis is rotatably fixed to the threaded rod. ... Stryker Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354418

Vaso-occlusive device delivery system

A vaso-occlusive device delivery assembly includes a pusher assembly having proximal and distal ends, a conductive sacrificial link disposed at the distal end of the pusher assembly, and a vaso-occlusive device secured to the pusher assembly by the sacrificial link. The pusher assembly includes first and second conductors extending between the proximal and distal ends thereof. ... Stryker Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354402

Braided medical devices

A braided vaso-occlusive member formed out of first plurality of filaments interwoven with a second plurality of filaments, wherein filaments of the first plurality are helically wound in a first rotational direction along an elongate axis of the braided member, and filaments of the second plurality are wound in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction, such that filaments of the first plurality cross over and/or under filaments of the second plurality at each of a plurality cross-over locations axially spaced along the elongate axis of the braided member, wherein at each cross-over location, the filaments of the first plurality cross over at least two consecutive filaments of the second plurality, then cross under only a single filament of the second plurality, and then cross over at least two additional consecutive filaments of the second plurality.. . ... Stryker Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354373

Systems and methods for detecting cardiac activity and/or inactivity

A non-invasive sensor unit, such as a glove or pad, is adapted to be placed over the chest of an injured person who may be in need of cpr and/or aed. The sensor unit includes a plurality of electrodes for detecting one or more ecg voltages of the person. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348449

Method of disinfecting a thermal control unit

A method of disinfecting a fluid circuit of a thermal control for delivering temperature controlled fluid to at least one patient therapy device comprises the steps of providing an aqueous mixture comprising a disinfectant and circulating the aqueous mixture in the thermal control unit to disinfect the fluid circuit. The disinfectant comprises free-chlorine, a phenol, hydrogen peroxide (h2o2), or combinations thereof. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348144

Thermal control system

A thermal control unit controls the temperature of a fluid delivered to one or more thermal transfer devices (e.g. Thermal pads) in contact with a patient. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348059

System and method for surgical planning

A system and method for determining inclination and version of a prosthetic acetabular cup relative to a coronal radiographic plane is provided. The system and method include the identification of a coronal radiographic plane in a three dimensional medical image. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348057

Software for use with deformity correction

A method of generating a correction plan for correcting a deformed bone includes inputting to a computer system a first image of the deformed bone in a first plane and inputting to the computer system a second image of the deformed bone in a second plane. Image processing techniques are employed to identify a plurality of anatomical landmarks of the deformed bone in the first image. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348054

Software for use with deformity correction

A method of generating a correction plan for correcting a deformed bone includes inputting to a computer system a first image of the deformed bone in a first plane and inputting to the computer system a second image of the deformed bone in a second plane. Image processing techniques are employed to identify a plurality of anatomical landmarks of the deformed bone in the first image. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348032

Intramedullary implant and method of use

A bone implant includes a proximal end, a distal end, a first portion extending between the proximal and distal ends having a maximum and minimum portion height, and a second portion extending between the proximal and distal ends having a maximum and minimum portion height. The second portion is connected to the first portion at the proximal end and the distal end and at least one of the first portion and the second portion is moveable relative to the other of the first portion and the second portion so as to transition the bone implant between a relaxed state wherein the first and second portions are separated by a first distance and a contracted state wherein the first and second portions are separated by a second distance different from the first distance. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348026

Paraxial revision rod-to-rod connector

Disclosed herein are an orthopedic rod-to-rod connector and rod-to-rod connector assemblies for spinal fusion surgery. The rod-to-rod connector may include a first connector portion and a second connector portion. ... Stryker Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348014

Inverting thrombectomy apparatuses and methods

Rolling tractor tube mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses that may be deployed from out of a catheter in situ are described herein. These apparatuses may be delivered out of a catheter from a collapsed delivery configuration within the catheter to a deployed configuration out of the catheter, in which the same catheter is re-inserted between a tubular tractor and an elongate puller. ... Stryker Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340498

Patient support systems and methods for docking, transporting, sterilizing, and storing patient support decks

Patient support systems and methods for docking, transporting, sterilizing, and storing patient support decks. The patient support system comprises patient support decks that are configured to carry patients, such as in emergency situations or in a healthcare facility. ... Stryker Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340495

Medical support apparatus with stand assistance

A chair includes a control system for moving the chair between seated and standing configurations to thereby help facility an occupant's egress out of, or ingress into, the chair. One or more controls are provided on the chair that enable the occupant to control the timing of when the chair's movement between the configurations starts, what speed the chair moves at, and when the chair stops. ... Stryker Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340374

Surgical wire driver capable of automatically adjusting for the diameter of the wire or pin being driven

A wire driver for driving a wire or pin into living tissue. A plural bar linkage that includes a lever is actuated to drive the components that selectively grasp the wire from a release state to a grasping state.. ... Stryker Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340357

Telescopic strut for an external fixator

A telescopic strut for use with an external fixator comprising an axially extending rod; an axially extending tube moveably recurring the rod for varying the length of the rod and tube combination along a longitudinal axis; the tube having first and second ends, the second end having a pin extending therethrough; a locking system mounted on the tube first end for adjusting the position of the rod in the tube and fixing the length of the rod and tube combination; a coupling element having a tubular sleeve with a threaded outer surface mounted on an outer surface of the second end of the tube, the sleeve having two diametrically opposed slots receiving the pin and an adjustment element threadably mounted on the sleeve outer surface for axial movement along the axis, the adjustment element having a surface contacting the pin to limit the movement of the pin in the slots.. . ... Stryker Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340338

Surgical saw and complementary saw blade, the blade including lock teeth formed out of material that deforms when the blade is secured to the saw

A surgical saw and complementary blade. The blade has lock teeth that are more ductal than the cutting teeth. ... Stryker Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340116

Medical support apparatus

A chair includes a seat, a backrest, and a leg rest. A tilt actuator and lift actuator tilt and lift the seat, respectively. ... Stryker Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333030

Suture passing instruments and methods

An apparatus for passing one or more sutures in tissue repair and/or other surgical procedures. The apparatus includes a pair of jaws mounted on a distal end of a shaft, a hand assembly mounted on a proximal end of the shaft, and a curved needle mounted on the hand assembly and through a shaft. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303984

Method of managing the inventory of equipment used during a surgical procedure by inductively reading data from the equipment used in the procedure

A method for managing inventory of components used during a surgical procedure involving a surgical device and a control unit coupled to the surgical device each component includes a circuit for storing identification data by the surgical device or control unit when the component is coupled to the surgical device. During a surgical procedure, the identification data are inductively read from the components then, the inventor is managed based on the received identification data.. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303983

Systems and methods for vertebral or other bone structure height restoration and stabilization

Systems and methods for stabilization of a bone structure. A distal curved portion of a delivery tube is directed through an access cannula to a target site within the bone structure. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303967

Ring hole planning for external fixation frames

An external fixation system includes first and second fixation members having first and second pluralities of mounting holes, respectively. The first and second plurality of holes are configured to receive first and second ends of a plurality of struts, each strut having a default or initial mounting position. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303966

Ring hole planning for external fixation frames

An external fixation system includes first and second fixation members having first and second pluralities of mounting holes, respectively. The first and second plurality of holes are configured to receive first and second ends of a plurality of struts, each strut having a default or initial mounting position. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303948

Anti-jamming and macerating thrombectomy apparatuses and methods

Mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses that may be configured to prevent or reduce jamming (e.g., “anti-jamming” thrombectomy devices), grab clot, and/or macerate the thrombus, e.g., clot, being removed. These mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses may include a tractor comprising a flexible tube of material that inverts as it rolls over itself while being drawn into a catheter in a conveyor-like motion. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303947

Clot-engulfing mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses

Mechanical thrombectomy systems including an elongate catheter configured as an elongate inversion support, a flexible tractor configured to roll and invert over the distal end of the elongate inversion support, and a clot engaging member on the distal end of an elongate manipulator are described herein. These systems may capture a clot using the clot engaging member and draw the clot and clot engaging member and roll the flexible tractor into the catheter to remove the clot and clot engaging member from a vessel.. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303942

Pre-loaded inverting tractor thrombectomy apparatuses and methods

Mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses including an inverting, rolling conveyor region (“tractor”) at the distal end that are configured to grab and remove thrombus material. In particular, described herein are mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses that are adapted to prevent premature deployment of the tractor, e.g., by including a tractor hold (e.g., a housing, a lock, a clamp, etc.) or the like to secure the outer end of the tractor against and/or relative to the elongate inversion support.. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303939

Methods for advancing inverting mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses in the vasculature

Mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses (devices, systems, etc.) and methods for positioning them within a vessel and using them to remove a thrombus, e.g., clot, from within a vessel. In particular, described herein are methods of advancing an inverting tractor thrombectomy apparatus having a tractor comprising a flexible tube of material that inverts over itself as it rolls over a distal end opening of an elongate inversion support by extending the tractor region and/or a puller coupled to the tractor distally beyond the end of the catheter. ... Stryker Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170303937

Bone cleaning assembly with a rotating cutter that is disposed in a rotating shaving tube that rotates independently of the rotating cutter

A cleaning module for cleaning bone stock used in surgical procedures. The cleaning module includes a shell. ... Stryker Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291742

Opening cover

A medical apparatus that includes an apparatus body that has a surface with an opening and a cover coupled to the apparatus body about an axis of rotation angled to the surface. The cover is operable to rotate about the axis of rotation to move between a first position wherein the cover closes the opening and a second position wherein the cover is moved to allow access to the opening.. ... Stryker Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281909

Medical devices and methods of manufacturing same

A method of forming a fenestrated tubular support member includes determining a first iso-stiffness curve corresponding to a first function of beam length versus ring width for the first stiffness; determining a second iso-stiffness curve corresponding to a second function of beam length versus ring width for the second stiffness; determining an iso-volume curve corresponding to a third function of beam length versus ring width for a given fenestration volume; identifying a first intersection point where the iso-volume curve intersects the first iso-stiffness curve; and identifying a second intersection point where the iso-volume curve intersects the second iso-stiffness curve. The first section ring width and first section beam length are determined from the first intersection point, and the second section ring width and second section beam length are determined from the second intersection point.. ... Stryker Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281440

Patient support apparatuses with drive systems

A patient support apparatus includes a frame, wheels, a patient support surface, a motor, a power assist control, a sensor, and a controller. The power assist control detects a force applied to it. ... Stryker Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281438

Patient support apparatus with adjustable foot section

A patient support apparatus comprises a base, a support frame, and a patient support deck. The patient support deck comprises articulating deck sections, such as a leg section and a foot section pivotally coupled to the leg section. ... Stryker Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281300

Assembly for positioning a sterile surgical drape relative to optical position sensors

A camera and drape assembly for use with tracking elements of a surgical system includes a camera unit and a drape covering the camera unit. The camera unit includes a casing presenting a face for facing the tracking elements. ... Stryker Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281279

Orthopedic treatment device co-display systems and methods

In some embodiments, a synthetic (virtual) orthopedic treatment device (e.g. A virtual external fixator representing a physical fixator attachable to a patient anatomic structure) is displayed concurrently in two views (e.g. ... Stryker Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281249

Surgical instruments and methods

Various surgical instruments, implants, and their methods of use are disclosed. The surgical instruments are usable to insert various implants into a patient through an access portal in a minimally-invasive manner. ... Stryker Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281233

Software for use with deformity correction

The present disclosure relates to software used in planning the correction of bone deformities preoperatively or postoperatively, and in particular relates to virtually manipulating rings and struts of an external fixation frame in order to plan the steps for making a desired correction to two or more bone portions of a patient. The software can be used prior to surgery, allowing a user to virtually define a bone deformity, and virtually add and manipulate fixation rings and struts to the bone deformity. ... Stryker Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277859

Methods and systems for adjusting an external fixation frame

A tool for implementing a correction plan in an external fixation frame having a plurality of adjustment elements or screws, for example, generally includes a driver, a motor, a controller, and a processor. The driver is adapted to engage and rotate each of the screws. ... Stryker Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266036

Mobile thermal system

A thermal control unit for controlling the temperature of a patient includes a fluid circulation channel with an inlet and outlet, a first heat exchanger, a controller, and a cartridge receptacle. The controller controls the first heat exchanger to adjust the temperature of the circulating fluid toward a desired temperature. ... Stryker Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265919

Load distributor for a sternum closure device and tool for cutting the load distributor

A load distributor for a sternum closure device comprises a wire receiving section configured to be attached to a wire of the sternum closure device, and a load distributing section. A tool for cutting the load distributor comprises a pair of jaws movable between a load distributor receiving position and a cutting position, wherein at least one of the jaws has substantially v-shaped cutting edges tapered towards the other jaw in an angle to the longitudinal extension of the tool.. ... Stryker Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265914

Floating locking insert

An insert for receipt within a plate aperture having an inner wall along the plate aperture includes a body and collar. The body has inner and outer surfaces. ... Stryker Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265911

Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries

A device for use as a portal in percutaneous minimally invasive surgery performed within a patient's body cavity includes a first elongated hollow tube having a length adjusted with a self-contained mechanism. The first elongated tube includes an inner hollow tube and an outer hollow tube and the inner tube is adapted to slide within the outer tube thereby providing the self-contained length adjusting mechanism. ... Stryker Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258504

Medial distal femur bone plate system

The current invention comprises a bone plate and method of use contoured to fit above the medial epicondyle that provides numerous apertures for fixation to the distal femur as desired with an offset screw design in shaft to allow location of screws around a nail or other feature and may also allow for attachment in conjunction with a lateral distal plate and or an extension plate that may cover the medial condyle.. . ... Stryker Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258478

Mill head for a bone mill, the mill head having a floating cutting disc and an alignment feature for positioning the cutting disc so the disc will engage the drive spindle

A mill head for replaceable attachment to a base so as to collectively form a bone mill. The mill head includes shell with: a first opening in which bone stock is introduced into the head; and a second opening through which the bone chips are discharged. ... Stryker Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252241

Patient support apparatus with actuator feedback

A patient support apparatus—such as a bed, chair, cot, stretcher, or the like—includes a frame, support surface, movable component, an actuator, and a controller. The actuator includes a motor, an encoder, a spindle, an extendable arm, multiple power switches, and a position switch. ... Stryker Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252120

Rod contouring apparatus for percutaneous pedicle screw extension

Anatomic points within the body are projected outside the body through the use of extenders (180, 182, 188). The projected points may then be used for measurement, or to facilitate the selection or configuration of an implant that is positioned proximate the anatomic points using a slotted cannula (143). ... Stryker Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252111

Navigation system and method for tracking objects using optical and non-optical sensors

Systems and methods that utilize optical sensors and non-optical sensors to determine the position and/or orientation of objects. A navigation system includes an optical sensor for receiving optical signals from markers and a non-optical sensor, such as a gyroscope, for generating non-optical data. ... Stryker Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252081

Forceps for handling/holding a mobile wedge plate

The present invention includes devices, systems and methods for the storage, retrieval and placement of plates having wedges. A wedge plate tray includes an upper portion and at least one recessed portion, the recessed portion including a cavity sized to house the wedge and an additional cavity sized to accommodate placement and movement of an arm of an insertion instrument. ... Stryker Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252064

Steerable introducer assembly for first percutaneously identifying target tissue and then defining a percutaneous path to the target tissue for an implantable medical device

An assembly for both targeting a location in a living being at which an implantable medical device is to be inserted and defining a percutaneous path to the target location. The assembly includes a guidewire with electrodes that is inserted percutaneously into the living being. ... Stryker Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246065

Lift assembly for patient support apparatus

A patient support apparatus comprises a base and a support frame. The patient support apparatus also comprises a lift assembly that operates to lift and lower the support frame relative to the base. ... Stryker Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170245955

Robotic system and method for reorienting a surgical instrument moving along a tool path

Robotic system and method for positioning an energy applicator extending from a surgical instrument. The robotic system includes a surgical manipulator operable in a manual mode or a semi-autonomous mode. ... Stryker Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170245947

Methods of preparing tissue of a patient to receive an implant

Methods of removing tissue from a patient during a surgical procedure, such as for preparing a spine of a patient to receive an implant during a fusion procedure. A working portion of an instrument is moved with actuators relative to a hand-held portion in at least three degrees of freedom including pivoting in pitch and yaw about a pivot. ... Stryker Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170245907

Rod cutting debris collector and guide

A debris collection device includes first and second members that are moveable relative to each other between first and second configurations. In the second configuration, the first and second members interface with each other and define a restraint opening that is configured to receive an elongate element, such as a spinal rod. ... Stryker Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239000

System and method for arranging objects in an operating room in preparation for surgical procedures

Systems and methods for arranging objects in an operating room in preparation for a surgical procedure. The objects are arranged based on surgical procedure information provided to a guidance station. ... Stryker Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231671

Slotted augmentation sleeve

A combination of an implant (100) like a bone screw together with an augmentation sleeve (200) is suggested. The bone screw may comprise a trailing end portion with a plurality of lateral bores (120). ... Stryker Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231670

Polyaxial screwdriver for a pedicle screw system

A polyaxial screwdriver for inserting a bone screw in a vertebra. A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a coupling element. ... Stryker Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231666

Stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices and systems

In one embodiment, a method of stabilizing bone, including providing a fixation assembly including an anchoring element and a coupling element, the coupling element having an upper surface with a first diameter defining a first bore extending along a first axis, a lower surface with a second diameter smaller than the first diameter defining a second bore extending along a second axis, the first and second axes intersect such that the first and second bores are in communication with one another and an internal surface area defining a seating portion adjacent to the lower surface, and the anchoring element having a head portion positioned within a coupling element; securing the fixation assembly to bone.. . ... Stryker Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224437

Apparatus and methods for monitoring objects in a surgical field

Apparatus and methods for identifying and counting objects having identifiers entering and exiting a surgical field are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus has an entry scanner, a hand held scanner and an exit scanner for generating a detection field and for receiving data which identifies said objects. ... Stryker Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224400

Surgical tool with an aseptic power module that enters a specific operating state based on the type of handpiece to which the power module is attached

A surgical tool that includes a sterilzable handpiece that receives an aseptic power module. The handpiece includes a data tag that contains data identifying the type of handpiece. ... Stryker Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224392

Apparatus and method for direct vertebral rotation

An instrument for spinal rotation that aligns and holds direct vertebral rotation (dvr) lever arms relative to each other to achieve an initial axial alignment of a segment of vertebrae and allows the final dvr rotation by rotating the instrument and lever arms together. A method of direct vertebral rotation that allows rotating the vertebrae to be aligned relative to each other, and collectively rotating the vertebrae to be aligned relative to adjacent spinal segments by rotating the direct vertebral rotation instrument. ... Stryker Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215979

Accessory support and coupling systems for an accessory support

The present disclosure provides a coupling system for coupling a medical accessory to an accessory support is provided. The present disclosure also provides a system for powering a medical accessory with an accessory support.. ... Stryker Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215931

Bone plate with alternating chamfers

A bone plate has a shaft portion having first and second side surfaces spaced from a centerline of the shaft. A plurality of holes extend from an upwardly facing surface of the shaft to a bone contacting surface. ... Stryker Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215923

External fixator system

An external fixation frame for correcting a bone deformity includes a first fixation ring and a second fixation ring. A posterior adjustable length strut couples a posterior portion of the first fixation ring to a posterior portion of the second fixation ring and has universal joint. ... Stryker Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215855

Surgical tool with a selectively bendable shaft and cables that selectively bend the shaft and that, when the shaft is bent, are in tension

A surgical tool with a bendable shaft. At least one inelastic cable and at least one elastic cable (288) extend along the shaft. ... Stryker Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209192

Bone reduction and implant holding instrument

A bone reduction instrument includes first and second members moveably coupled to each other such that ends of the first and second members are positionable in first and second positions. In the second position the first and second members are closer to each other than in the first position. ... Stryker Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209154

Surgical instruments and methods

Various surgical instruments and their methods of use are disclosed. The surgical instruments are designed to provide tactile, auditory, and/or visual confirmation to the surgeon that the surgical instrument is being used appropriately and/or fully in accordance with a surgical procedure.. ... Stryker Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170202728

Patient support with universal energy supply system

A patient support includes a patient support surface, a dvt pump mounted in the patient support, and a port mounted at the patient support in selective fluid communication with the dvt pump. Optionally, the patient support further includes a control system to detect when a dvt device is coupled or in close proximity to the port and/or the type of dvt device. ... Stryker Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170196597

Tap marker

Methods and apparatus for compressing and/or distracting bones are described herein. In one such method, a tap marker is engaged with a bone and a compressor/distractor device. ... Stryker Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189125

System and methods for performing surgery on a patient at a target site defined by a virtual object

System and methods for performing surgery at a target site defined by a virtual object. A surgical navigation system includes a patient tracker to be attached to a patient. ... Stryker Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189080

Tissue retraction and vertebral displacement devices, systems, and methods for posterior spinal fusion

Devices for retracting tissue during a minimally-invasive, posterior spinal fusion procedure include a blade positionable along a passageway device connected to a connecting element implanted in a vertebra of the spine, such that the blade covers at least a portion of a longitudinal opening of the passageway device. The blade may be coupled to the passageway device by receiving the passageway device with a receiving portion. ... Stryker Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189035

Embolic devices and methods of manufacturing same

A flat embolic braid having a first side comprising a first side surface, and a second side comprising a second side surface facing in an opposite direction than the first side surface, the braid having an elongated constrained configuration for being deployed through a delivery catheter, and a three-dimensional unconstrained configuration, wherein in the three-dimensional unconstrained configuration, the braid assumes a plurality of successive loops in which the braid is at least partially twisted between successive loops of the plurality, so that the first side surface faces externally of each loop, and the second side surface faces an interior of each loop, respectively, regardless of a change in direction and/or orientation of the braid.. . ... Stryker Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183706

Sampling device for a medical sterilization device

A sampling device and associated methods for collecting a plurality of samples of a solution in a medical sterilization device. The sampling device includes a base configured to support a plurality of vessels, and a cover. ... Stryker Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182222

Partially resorbable implants and methods

Implants including non-resorbable frameworks and resorbable components, as well as methods of use thereof are disclosed. The embodiments include different combinations of a non-resorbable framework (in some case structural and in other cases non-structural), and a resorbable component embedded within and/or around the framework (again, in some cases structural and in other cases non-structural). ... Stryker Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181909

Medical apparatus cover

A cover for covering a portion of a hospital bed barrier that includes a sheet of material that has sufficient flexibility and elasticity to stretch from a first configuration to a second configuration. When in the first configuration, the cover is insufficient in size to cover at least a portion of a hospital bed barrier and, when in the second configuration, the cover is sufficient in size to cover at least a portion of a hospital bed barrier.. ... Stryker Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181786

Mechanised bone cement delivery system with a valve that closes to stop the flow of pressurized cement

A bone cement delivery system including a mixer, a reservoir for holding bone cement, a cannula that is connected to the reservoir and through which the bone cement is delivered into living tissue. A plunger that is advanced by a drive assembly, pushes the bone cement out of the delivery tube into the cannula for discharge from the cannula. ... Stryker Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181783

Hybrid bone plate

A hybrid bone plate has a first plate portion, having a first top surface and a first bottom surface and comprises a hard titanium alloy. A second plate portion has a second top surface and a second bottom surface and comprises a pure titanium or a soft titanium alloy. ... Stryker Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181780

Bone plate with elongated guiding channels

A bone plate has bone facing side, a front side being arranged substantially opposite to and facing away from the bone facing side, and at least a first and a second elongated guiding channel the first and second guiding channels are configured to receive a flexible elongated member such as, for example, a cerclage wire, and the first and second guiding channel are each further configured to guide the elongated member along a respective first and second guiding channel axis (a, b) from a first to a second lateral region of the bone plate. The first and second guiding channel axes (a, b) cross each other in at least one region of the bone plate outer front side.. ... Stryker Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170176240

Person support apparatus with exit detection system and/or scale system

A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, recliner, chair, stretcher, or the like, includes a frame, a support surface, a plurality of load cells, and first and second channels dimensioned to receive noses of at least one of the load cells. The first channel constrains a first one of the load cells in a first direction but not a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. ... Stryker Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172838

Systems and methods for operating patient therapy devices

A detection system for patient therapy devices is provided. A controller is coupled to the detection system. ... Stryker Corporation








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