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Dual tuned mri resonator and coil package and method

A dual frequency coil package system for use in transmitting and receiving at least two frequencies in an mri system, including a frequency converter coupled to the mri system to receive a first frequency through the local transmit coil port and convert the first frequency to a second frequency, a second frequency transmit coil to receive the second frequency from the frequency converter and to transmit the second frequency, a dual tuned receiver coil to receive and to output the at least two frequencies, and a switchable receiver to receive the at least two frequencies output from the dual tuned receiver coil and to transmit the first frequency received from the dual tuned receiver coil directly to the mri system, and to convert the second frequency received from the dual tuned receiver coil to the first frequency before transmission to the mri system.. . ... Conmed Corporation

Dipeptidyl ketoamide compounds and their use for the treatment and/or prevention of fat accumulation

The present invention relates to the use of dipeptidyl ketoamide compounds for preventing accumulation of triglycerides in adipose tissue or for reducing the amount of triglycerides in adipose tissue in a subject in need thereof and to novel dipeptidyl ketoamide compounds.. . ... Conmed Corporation

Smoke evacuation system for continuously removing gas from a body cavity

An evacuation system for continuously removing gas from a body cavity of a patient during an endoscopic surgical procedure is disclosed, which includes an inlet flow path leading to a first trocar communicating with the body cavity through which an essentially continuous flow of gas is delivered to the body cavity, an outlet flow path leading from a second trocar communicating with the body cavity though which an essentially continuous flow of gas is removed from the body cavity, a pump communicating at least with the outlet flow path for removing an essentially continuous flow of gas from the surgical cavity, and a processor operatively associated with the pump for controlling at least the essentially continuous flow of gas from the body cavity.. . ... Conmed Corporation

System and method for launching usage mode in a multimodal surgical gas delivery system

A surgical gas delivery device includes a filter cartridge interface and a computer controlled control unit configured to control the circulation of surgical gas during endoscopic surgery. The control unit can operate in a plurality of different modes of operation. ... Conmed Corporation

Tissue specimen retrieval bag, method for retrieving tissue

Provided is a tissue retrieval bag. The bag is defined by a region of the bag defining an opening; an exterior surface of the bag depending from the opening; and a channel formed into the exterior surface of the bag, wherein the channel provides access to the interior of the bag through the exterior surface. ... Conmed Corporation

Intravascular stent, preparation method and use thereof

An intravascular stent, preparation method and use thereof. The intravascular stent includes a positioning segment and a supporting segment. ... Conmed Corporation

System and method for securing tissue to bone

Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue anchoring device is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and inside surfaces of a bone tunnel to secure the tissue within the tunnel. ... Conmed Corporation

Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with dual function control

The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. ... Conmed Corporation

Multimodal surgical gas delivery system configured to maintain stable body cavity pressure when suction is used in the body cavity

A system is disclosed for delivering insufflation gas to a body cavity of a patient during a surgical procedure, which includes an insufflator for delivering a flow of insufflation gas to the body cavity of the patient through a flow path that communicates with a pneumatically sealed trocar, a flow meter for measuring an amount of gas that has been removed from the body cavity by use of a suction device, and a controller operatively connected to the flow meter for receiving a flow measurement from the flow meter to determine when the suction device is in use and an amount of insufflation gas needed to be delivered to the body cavity by the insufflator to compensate for the gas removed from the body cavity by the suction device.. . ... Conmed Corporation

Multimodal surgical gas delivery system having continuous pressure monitoring of a continuous flow of gas to a body cavity

A system is disclosed for delivering insufflation gas to a body cavity of a patient during an endoscopic surgical procedure, which includes an insufflation conduit for delivering a continuous flow of insufflation gas to the body cavity at a flow rate through a flow path that communicates with a pneumatically sealed trocar which prevents over-pressurization of the body cavity, and an insufflator for driving gas flow through the insufflation conduit at a driving pressure, wherein the system can be configured so that either the gas flow rate through the insufflation conduit or the driving pressure required to maintain the specified flow rate can vary depending upon body cavity pressure.. . ... Conmed Corporation

Posture control and therapy system

A garment for wear by a person and a garment system of garments includes bands and elastic portions to apply tension and support to muscle groups when the garment is worn by a wearer. The garments include a vest with crossed back bands within the garment that are selectively fastenable to the exterior of the vest to exert tension from the shoulders to the hips. ... Conmed Corporation

System and method for securing tissue to bone

Methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue capture anchor is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and spreader and inside surfaces of a bone hole to secure the tissue within the hole. ... Conmed Corporation

Articulating steerable clip applier for laparoscopic procedures

A long articulating steerable clip applier affixed to a user-operated handle. A surgical jaw assembly is attached to the other end of the clip applier. ... Conmed Corporation

Method and device for securing suture to an anchor body of a suture anchor

A suture anchor device includes: a suture anchor body; a filament portion connected to the suture anchor body, the filament portion comprising a first working end and a second working end extending from the suture anchor body, wherein: the second working end includes a hole positioned through the second working end; and the first working end is configured to be moveably positioned through the hole from a first side of the second working end to a second side of the second working end.. . ... Conmed Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041745

Stereoscopic (3d) camera system utilizing a monoscopic (2d) control unit

An apparatus including: a 2d control unit comprising a single camera processor; and a horizontal line switch downstream from a camera head and upstream of the single camera processor.. . ... Conmed Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008313

Cannula assembly for robotically assisted pressure regulated laparoscopic surgical procedures

A cannula assembly for use in robotic surgery is disclosed that includes a robotic cannula having a housing with an open end and a tubular portion extending distally from the housing, the tubular portion being dimensioned to accommodate passage of a surgical instrument having a 12 mm diameter, an adapter assembly configured for engagement within the open end of the cannula housing and including a tubular body with a passage supporting a primary seal dimensioned to accommodate passage of a surgical instrument having a 12 mm diameter, and an insert tube dimensioned to extend through the passage of the body portion of the adapter assembly and the tubular portion of the robotic cannula, the insert tube including a head portion with a passage supporting a secondary seal dimensioned to accommodate a surgical instrument having an 8 mm diameter.. . ... Conmed Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363640

Biomarker for diagnosing vascular diseases and the uses thereof

Provided are a composition for diagnosing vascular disease including an agent measuring a level of interleukin 12 receptor β2 protein in the blood, and a kit for diagnosing vascular disease including the same. Further, provided is a method for diagnosing vascular disease, the method including the step of measuring a level of interleukin 12 receptor β2 protein in a blood sample separated from an individual suspected of having vascular disease. ... Conmed Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354568

Electronic massaging orthotic compression glove

An electronic vibrating compression glove which simultaneously provides compression and vibration therapy to arthritic hands.. . ... Conmed Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354436

Uterine manipulator

A uterine manipulator device includes: an elongated cannulated tube comprising a proximal end and a distal end; a cervical cup having a top proximal portion of a first diameter and a base distal portion of a second smaller diameter, wherein: the base distal portion includes a hole formed therein having a perimeter including a distal end and a proximal end, and including a longitudinal axis positioned therethrough; one of the proximal end of the perimeter and the distal end of the perimeter is angled away from the longitudinal axis and the other of the proximal end of the perimeter and the distal end of the perimeter is in line with the longitudinal axis; and the elongated cannulated tube is positioned through the hole in the cervical cup.. . ... Conmed Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170347997

Suture passer needle

This invention relates to surgical suturing devices and methods by which suture may be passed through tissue during surgery, and, more particularly, to an improved blade of a suture passer needle. The suture passer needle includes a first side, a second side, and a blade disposed at an end of the needle. ... Conmed Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170319152

Medical x-ray imaging apparatus

The invention relates to a medical x-ray imaging apparatus which is specifically designed for enabling three-dimensional imaging of relatively small volumes from the area of extremities of a patient. The apparatus includes a support construction (1) supporting a substantially ring-shaped structure (2), an o-arm (2), which in turn supports imaging means (21, 22) and which o-arm (2) is arranged with an examination opening (4). ... Conmed Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309077

System and method for implementing augmented reality via three-dimensional painting

Disclosed is an augmented reality system, including: an augmented reality apparatus including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of an augmented reality 3d marker attached to a real object; a marker analysis unit configured to analyze the image and obtain a 3d feature of the augmented reality 3d marker based on a predetermined image parameter of the image; and an augment process unit configured to perform a corresponding augmented reality process based on the 3d feature. An augmented reality method is also disclosed. ... Conmed Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281684

Renal cell populations and uses thereof

The present invention concerns enriched heterogeneous mammalian renal cell populations characterized by biomarkers, and methods of making and using the same.. . ... Conmed Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265854

System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone

Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A bone anchor is described that comprises an anchor body with expandable tines and a spreader that expands the tines into bone. ... Conmed Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250642

Rotation speed control method and device of motor, and motor control system

. . A rotation speed control method and device of a motor, and a motor control system; the rotation speed control method of the motor comprises the following steps: conducting differential regulation on the output rotation speed of the motor to generate a feedback rotation speed signal (s1); generating a rotation speed deviation signal according to a target rotation speed signal and the feedback rotation speed signal (s2); conducting proportional integral regulation on the rotation speed deviation signal to generate a rotation speed control signal (s3); and controlling the rotation speed of the motor according to the rotation speed control signal (s4). The rotation speed control method, the rotation speed control device and the motor control system run steadily and have good dynamic performance, and are easy to implement.. ... Conmed Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246421

Respiration valve and breathing machine having same

A respiration valve (100) and breathing machine having same; the respiration valve (100) comprises a valve body (1), an air resistor (2), a stainless steel valve port (3), a diaphragm (4) and valve bonnet (5); the valve body (1) is formed with an air intake channel (101) and an air output channel (102) connected to the air intake channel (101), and the air intake channel (101) has an air inlet (103) and an air outlet (104); the air resistor (2) is disposed in the air intake channel (101); the stainless steel valve port (3) is provided at the air outlet (104) of the air intake channel of the valve body (1), and one end of the stainless steel valve port (3) extends out of the air outlet (104) of the air intake channel of the valve body (1); the diaphragm (4) is movably disposed on the valve body (1) between the open and close positions of the stainless steel valve port (3); the valve bonnet (5) is disposed on the valve body (1), and cooperates with the valve body (1) to press against the edge of the diaphragm (4); and the valve bonnet (5) is provided with a through hole (501) thereon. The respiration valve (100) improves the sealing property of the diaphragm (4) and the stainless steel valve port (3), ensures accurate and reliable opening and closing of the valve port (3), and can precisely calculate the moisture volume inhaled and exhaled by the respiration valve (100).. ... Conmed Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246071

Apparatus and method for muscle, central nervous system and viscera stimulation for wheelchair bound persons

A garment/device/support system, system and method for a wheelchair bound person includes one or two sleeves that are worn on the arms. The sleeves are connected by straps to a chassis or vest worn on the torso. ... Conmed Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246068

Limb sleeves for body alignment

A sleeve for wear on a body limb includes a sleeve body and a strap body. The strap body includes straps with fasteners at or near the ends of the straps for attachment to the sleeve body. ... Conmed Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224317

Cannula for tissue disruption

A coiled shaft for tissue disruption is described herein where a flexible aspiration cannula has a first portion and a second portion formed of the coiled shaft. The cannula is configured in a particular embodiment to rotate over the length of the cannula to disrupt the matrix of bone marrow without the cannula buckling or collapsing. ... Conmed Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209149

Surgical clip for laparoscopic procedures

A surgical clip for a clip applier to ligate vessels. The clip contains two opposing legs connected in parallel by an apex to form a u-shape. ... Conmed Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170205398

Drug screening and potency assays

The present invention concerns bioactive renal cell populations, in particular a b2 cell population comprising an enriched population of tubular cells and wherein the renal cell population is depleed of a b1 cell population, renal cell constructs, and methods of screening test agents using the bioactive renal cell populations.. . ... Conmed Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189587

Medical tube fixing apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a medical tube fixing apparatus which includes an adhesive member for securing the medical tube. The medical tube is inserted into the incised surgical site of the patient to discharge blood, body fluids, and the like to the outside. ... Conmed Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189248

Seal ring cast protector

A cast and bandage protector that uses a seal ring but avoids water pooling and seepage. It uses a flexible, stretchable and deformable diaphragm stretched tightly over a seal ring in order to seal the ordinarily open end of a flexible sleeve of waterproof material. ... Conmed Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189010

Dual expansion anchor

A bone anchor, including: a bone engaging member including: a first proximal bone engaging portion and a second distal bone engaging portion; and an expansion feature configured to allow radial expansion of the first bone engaging portion and the second bone engaging portion; an expander having a first proximal expansion portion and a second distal expansion portion and displaceable between a first position relative to the bone engaging member and a second position relative to the bone engaging member; a tissue capture feature; and wherein the first expansion portion of the expander is configured to expand the first bone engaging portion of the bone engaging member and the second expansion portion of the expander is configured to expand the second bone engaging portion of the bone engaging member when the expander is in the second position.. . ... Conmed Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181792

Left-right parallel loop bipolar electrode

The invention provides a left-right parallel loop bipolar electrode. At its front-section part, a metal sleeve and a rigid tube are arranged in parallel at an interval on left and right, two insulating tubes are fixed at heads of the metal sleeve and the rigid tube respectively, one end of a positive electrode is connected with a wire, led from the rigid tube, with an insulating layer in the corresponding insulating tube, and another wire with an insulating layer is welded with the metal sleeve. ... Conmed Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181739

Suture tape construct for providing anchor with non-sliding suture tape

A suture tape construct having a first section formed from a fibrous filament that extends from a first end to a second end and has a pair of a one-way protrusions extending therefrom. An anchor is positioned along the suture construct and, when the construct is deployed, is captured between the protrusions. ... Conmed Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177829

System and method for managing conflicting rules within a rules based software engine

A system for managing conflicting rules within a rules based software engine related to pharmacy benefits is disclosed which has a server system for receiving information relating to a drug that may be prescribed to a patient, the drug having more than one prescribed formulations with one of the formulations being preferred over the other formulations, the server system for determining whether there is a conflict between the preferred formulation and the other formulations to provide an indication that the conflict exists and that the conflict should be resolved before the preferred drug may be displayed within an electronic health record, the server system for receiving information relating to the resolution of the conflict and for indicating that the conflict has been resolved, and the server system for allowing the preferred drug to be prescribed to the patient once the conflict has been resolved.. . ... Conmed Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172562

Knotless suture anchor and deployment device

A deployment device, including a driver shaft; an implant attached to the distal end of the driver shaft; a handle assembly connected to the proximal end of the driver shaft including a handle and a knob positioned distally to the handle; a cleat configured to secure a proximal end of a suture received from the implant through an aperture of the driver shaft resulting in a first applied tension value when the implant is placed in a pilot hole, wherein each of the implant, proximal handle and cleat is connected to the driver shaft such that rotation of the proximal handle in a first direction results in the rotation of the implant in the first direction and the maintenance of at least 50% of the first applied tension value when the implant is rotated in the first direction and advanced in the distal direction within the pilot hole.. . ... Conmed Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170131914

Apparatus and method for managing storage copy services systems

An apparatus for controlling a storage system having a data replication function, comprises: a storage array component being operable to send notification to a replication engine that a write of data to a primary storage location by a host is subject to data replication; the replication engine being operable to receive the notification and in response to instruct the storage array to copy the data to a secondary storage location; wherein the data is copied to the secondary storage location unmediated by the replication engine.. . ... Conmed Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130930

Nearly index-matched luminescent glass-phosphor composites for photonic applications

A light emitting device includes a light emitting diode (led); a transparent optic having a refractive index noptic; and a phosphor layer spaced apart from the led and positioned between the led and the transparent optic. The phosphor layer has an effective refractive index nphosphor, where a gap between the led and the phosphor layer has a refractive index ngap that is less than nphosphor. ... Conmed Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170108134

Medical gas manifold

A gas pressure regulator is disclosed that includes a reciprocating piston that engages and disengages from a seat to open the higher pressure and lower pressure sides of the regulator to one another. The regulator includes an elastomer seal between the seat and the piston that has an ignition rating sufficient to avoid combustion in the presence of oxygen at pressure differentials that are a factor of between 5 and 10 between the higher pressure and lower pressure sides of the regulator.. ... Conmed Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106157

Medical gas alarm system

A medical gas alarm systems and associated methods are disclosed. A method of monitoring the medical gas system includes the steps of monitoring a characteristic of a medical gas system using at least one monitoring instrument positioned in a medical gas supply network; generating and sending a particular signal from the monitoring instrument to a cpu when the characteristic measured by the monitoring instrument passes a predetermined threshold; generating a fault signal from the cpu when the cpu determines that a fault condition has occurred; retrieving a stored message from the cpu in response to the fault signal, and in which the stored message other than the fault or threshold condition monitored by the instrument; and sending the stored message from the cpu to an output at a medical gas alarm module.. ... Conmed Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170100123

Hermetic rotating handle assembly for a surgical clip applier for laparoscopic procedures

This invention provides hermetically-sealed handle assembly with a rotating trigger for use with disposable components, such as surgical clip appliers. The rotating trigger reduces the gripping force necessary to fully control the internal actuator mechanism to operate a disposable surgical clip applier to fully ligate a vessel or other tissue. ... Conmed Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170095245

Regulating degradation of surgical implants

Embodiments of an implant that is configured with materials to prevent degradation or corrosion. The implant can comprise an elongate body and a degradation-delaying element disposed thereon, where the degradation-delaying element can be configured to reduce or retard corrosion of the elongate body.. ... Conmed Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170065366

Positioning apparatus for biomedical use

A medical positioning apparatus including a telescopic member extending between first and second ends and having an adjustable length; a support member for receiving an object; a base member securable to a base; a first joint mechanism movably securing the support member to the first end of the telescopic member; a second joint mechanism including a housing with a top portion directly rotationally connected to the second end of the telescopic member, and at least one side portion directly rotationally connected to the base member and movably securing the base member to the second end of the telescopic member, a locking device operatively connected to the first and second joint mechanisms and the telescopic member, the locking device operable between a locked position and a released position; and a lock activation device to unlock the locking device biased in the locked position.. . ... Conmed Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170020596

Apparatus and method for rapid reliable electrothermal tissue fusion and simultaneous cutting

A method of electrothermally fusing together pieces of tissue at an interface and simultaneously cutting the fused tissue along a linear path through the interface, including: compressing the tissue pieces together at the interface sufficiently for fusing the tissue pieces together and for cutting the fused tissue pieces in the linear path through the fused tissue at the interface; delivering an impulse of electrical power of no greater than 4.0 seconds time duration which contains sufficient energy to fuse the tissue pieces together at the interface and to simultaneously cut the fused tissue; converting the electrical power impulse into thermal energy applied at the interface; and regulating the temperature of the thermal energy applied at the interface in a range of 200° c. To 320° c. ... Conmed Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170020471

Mammography apparatus

The invention relates to mammography apparatuses, especially to the user interfaces of mammography apparatuses. A mammography apparatus according to the invention comprises a certain basic structure and a user interface arrangement placed to this basic structure, the user interface arrangement being implemented to enable aligning of the view of the user interface both such that the view is only visible to the operator of the apparatus and such that a patient positioned for imaging can see it.. ... Conmed Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170014176

Apparatus and method for rapid reliable electrothermal tissue fusion

A method of electrothermally fusing together pieces of tissue at an interface includes: compressing the tissue pieces together at the interface sufficiently for fusing the tissue pieces together at the interface; delivering an impulse of electrical power of no greater than 4.0 seconds time duration which contains sufficient energy to fuse the tissue pieces together at the interface within the time duration of the electrical power impulse; converting the electrical power impulse into thermal energy applied at the interface to fuse the tissue pieces; and regulating the temperature of the thermal energy applied at the interface in a range of 150° c. To 200° c. ... Conmed Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170007312

Argon beam coagulation flex probe for laparoscopic surgery

An argon beam coagulation probe for a robotic surgery system having a body with an argon gas entry port and an argon gas exit port and a pedestal interconnected to the underside of body that includes a pair of opposing arcuate channels that positioned equidistantly about the body. As a result, the argon gas jet exit port will be aligned equidistantly between the two fingers of a robotic arm and the body will be aligned in the same direction as the yaw axis of the robotic arm, so that argon gas will be expelled in the same direction that the fingers are pointing. ... Conmed Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170007177

A device for measuring a plurality of parameters in patient subject to a treatment with radiopharmaceuticals

A device for measuring a plurality of parameters of a patient subject to a treatment with radiopharmaceuticals includes a main body constrained to the patient's body in such a way that the measurement device is of wearable type. The device includes a plurality of measurement modules, for example a first module and a second module, each of which is equipped with a respective sensor, configured to measure a predetermined parameter of the patient. ... Conmed Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170000451

Mammography imaging arrangement for tomosynthesis

The invention relates to a tomosynthesis process in the context of mammography, in which several individual images of a breast are taken at different projection angles and in which of information thus acquired, tomographic images are synthesized with the help of an applicable image processing software. The mutual geometry of the imaging means of the imaging apparatus when taking these individual images is determined according to the invention by arranging in the imaging apparatus a calibration structure (20), which includes balls (21) or other small objects absorbing x-radiation which are such placed that their projections will become imaged on said individual images.. ... Conmed Corporation








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