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Recent patent applications related to Covidien Lp. Covidien Lp is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Covidien Lp may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Covidien Lp, we're just tracking patents.

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 new patent  Chip assembly for reusable surgical instruments

An improved chip assembly for use in a stapling device includes a housing assembly receivable within a reload assembly. The housing assembly includes a base member defining a cavity and an identification assembly received within the cavity. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Fluoroscopic pose estimation

Methods and systems for registering three-dimensional (3d) ct image data with two-dimensional (2d) fluoroscopic image data using a plurality of markers are disclosed. In the methods and systems, a lateral angle and a cranial angle are searched for and a roll angle is computed. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Buttress brachytherapy and integrated staple line markers for margin identification

A surgical buttress for use in a surgical stapling apparatus is provided. The surgical buttress includes an elongate rectangular body portion defining a width; a nose portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the body portion, the nose portion defining a width that is less than the width of the body portion; a neck portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the nose portion, the neck portion defining a width; a head portion integrally formed with and connected to a distal end of the neck portion, the head portion defining a width; and a tail portion integrally formed with and extending from a proximal end of the body portion, the tail portion defining a width that is less than the width of the body portion. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Medical device package

In some examples, a medical device package includes an elongated tube member defining a lumen, wherein the lumen is configured to receive an elongated medical device. The elongated tube member defines a non-concentric shape, such as a shape that includes a plurality of clockwise turns and a plurality of counterclockwise turns.. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Stretchable stent and delivery system

An implant delivery catheter enables permanent modification of the implant length in the vicinity of the treatment site prior to radial expansion thereof. The implant is releasable carried between inner and outer tubular members of the delivery catheter which, upon repositioning relative to one another using an actuator mechanism, impart any of tensile, compressile or torquing forces to the implant causing permanent modification of the implant length. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Endoscopic surgical clip applier including counter assembly

A counter assembly is supported in a handle assembly of a clip applier. The counter assembly includes a counting mechanism, a ratchet mechanism, and an actuator. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  System and method for monitoring ablation size

A system for monitoring ablation size is provided and includes a power source including a microprocessor for executing at least one control algorithm. A microwave antenna is configured to deliver microwave energy from the power source to tissue to form an ablation zone. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Devices, systems, and methods for a microwave ablation procedure

Microwave ablation devices and systems and method including the devices are provided. The microwave ablation device includes a cable assembly operably coupled to an energy source, a feedline in electrical communication with the cable assembly, a balun disposed on the feedline, an outer tubular member through which the feedline at least partially extends, and an inflatable barrier disposed on the outer tubular member proximal to the balun.. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Limited reuse ablation needles and ablation devices for use therewith

A surgical instrument includes a reusable component and a limited-use component. The reusable component includes a first electrical contact. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Split electrode for use in a bipolar electrosurgical instrument

An end-effector assembly includes opposing first and second jaw members, at least one of which is movable relative to the other from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to at least a second position closer to one another wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. Each jaw member includes an electrically-conductive, tissue-engaging structure extending along a length thereof. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Seal assembly with integral filter and evacuation port

A seal assembly for use with an access apparatus includes an integral filter and evacuation port for filtering of fluids, e.g., smoke, from an operating site and removing contaminants and/or odor from the fluids for release of the filtered fluids into the ambient atmosphere. The seal assembly may be a separate subassembly or component which is releasably couplable to the access apparatus or may be integral with the access apparatus. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Methods for restoring blood flow within blocked vasculature

The devices and methods described herein relate to clearing of blockages within body lumens, such as the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.. . ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw

A clip applying apparatus is provided which includes a jaw mechanism having a stationary jaw and a movable jaw. The movable jaw is supported on or formed integrally with the distal end of a crimping member which is movably supported within a body portion of the apparatus. ... Covidien Lp

 new patent  Adapter assemblies for interconnecting surgical loading units and handle assemblies

An adapter assembly includes an elongated body, a switch, a sensor link, and an annular member. The elongated body includes a proximal portion configured to couple to a handle assembly and a distal portion configured to couple to a surgical loading unit. ... Covidien Lp

08/16/18 / #20180228487

 new patent  Wound closure device including direct-driven needle

A suturing device includes a housing, a rod, a ferrule assembly, and a needle. The housing defines a guide lumen extending longitudinally therethrough. ... Covidien Lp

08/16/18 / #20180228482

 new patent  Systems and methods for treatment of perforator veins for venous insufficiency

Systems and methods for the treatment of perforator veins for venous insufficiency are described. The systems can include a catheter assembly comprising a proximal hub, a spin lock on the proximal hub, a elongate body overmolded to the proximal hub, and a distal end, the catheter, the elongate body configured to be placed within a perforator vein; an extension tubing having a proximal female hub, a distal male hub, and an elongate body therebetween, the distal male hub having a spin lock thereon, the distal male hub configured to be attached to the proximal hub of the catheter assembly; a syringe filled with a volume of media including cyanoacrylate; and an injector configured to automatically dispense a bolus of the media sufficient to coapt the perforator vein from the syringe upon actuation of a control on the injector. ... Covidien Lp

08/16/18 / #20180228481

 new patent  Surgical instrument with adapter for facilitating multi-direction end effector articulation

A surgical instrument includes a selectively rotatable housing, an adaptor, and a shaft including an end effector. The adaptor is coupled to the housing and is selectively movable between a first position and a second position. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180226155

Methods and systems for cognitive behavioral therapy

Methods and systems are provided for cognitive behavioral therapy. A first set of data and a second set of data related to a health attribute are received, over a first time period. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221992

Enclosure cover

A cover includes a base plate, an orbital disc, a plate slide and a disc slide. The cover is configured for positioning over an opening of a light-tight enclosure. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221511

Multi-encapsulated formulations made with oxidized cellulose

A microsphere and method for forming the same are disclosed. The microsphere includes modified cellulose and at least one of a visualization agent, a magnetic material, or a radioactive material.. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221090

Energy-delivery devices with flexible fluid-cooled shaft, inflow / outflow junctions suitable for use with same, and systems including same

An energy-delivery device suitable for delivery of energy to tissue includes an antenna assembly, a chamber defined about the antenna assembly, and a cable having a proximal end suitable for connection to an electrosurgical energy source. The energy-delivery device also includes a flexible, fluid-cooled shaft coupled in fluid communication with the chamber. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221081

Surgical instrument with interchangeable micro-tips

A surgical instrument includes a housing, a shaft extending from the housing, and an end effector assembly that is disposed at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector assembly includes a tubular portion, a connection arm, and a toolbox. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221076

Surgical forceps and methods of manufacturing the same

A forceps includes a shaft defining first opposed distal recesses, a drive bar slidably disposed within the shaft and defining second opposed distal recesses, and an end effector assembly including first and second jaw members. Each jaw member defines a proximal flange and a distal jaw body. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221050

Connector clip for securing an introducer to a surgical fastener applying apparatus

A method of securing tissue is provided. The method includes obtaining a section of tubing, sizing the section of tubing to a desired length, securing the section of tubing to a connector member, securing the connector member to an end effector of a surgical instrument, guiding the end effector to a target location using the section of tubing, and performing a surgical procedure with the end effector.. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221048

Ultrasonic surgical instrument

An ultrasonic surgical instrument is provided, including a handpiece, a lever operably coupled to the handpiece and movable between first, second, and third positions, a shaft assembly extending distally from the handpiece, and an ultrasonic waveguide extending through the shaft assembly and defining a fixed jaw member at a distal end portion thereof. An outlet at the distal end of the fixed jaw member provides irrigation of fluid. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221047

Assembly tool for ultrasonic surgical instruments and kits and methods including the same

An assembly tool for use with an ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a body portion, a neck, and a head portion. The body portion includes a base and first and second legs extending from the base to define a receiving area therebetween. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221046

Dissecting tip for surgical stapler

The present disclosure relates to a dissecting tip for use in a surgical stapler or instrument.. . ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221037

Retrieval systems and methods for use thereof

The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221028

Endoscopic surgical clip applier

An endoscopic surgical clip applier includes an endoscopic assembly and a handle assembly. The endoscopic assembly includes a shaft assembly and a pair of jaw members. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221024

Surgical instruments including mems devices

Surgical instruments are disclosed that are couplable to or have an end effector or a disposable loading unit with an end effector, and at least one micro-electromechanical system (mems) device operatively connected to the surgical instrument for at least one of sensing a condition, measuring a parameter and controlling the condition and/or parameter.. . ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221023

Adapters, systems incorporating the same, and methods for providing an electrosurgical forceps with clip-applying functionality

Adapters for use with surgical systems including a surgical forceps, and a surgical clip; and methods for providing clip-applying functionality are disclosed. The adapter is releasably engagable with the end effector assembly of the surgical forceps. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221015

Surgical wound closure apparatus

A surgical closure apparatus for facilitating closure of a wound includes an outer member dimensioned for positioning within a wound opening and defining a central longitudinal axis, and having a first longitudinal passage and a second longitudinal passage, a needle assembly at least partially disposed within the first longitudinal passage of the outer member, and a suture configured for at least partially closing the wound opening and extending at least partially through the second longitudinal passage of the outer member. The needle assembly includes a needle drive and a suture needle mounted to the needle drive and coupled to the suture. ... Covidien Lp

08/09/18 / #20180221011

Endoscopic stitching device

An endoscopic stitching device includes a handle assembly having a main rod and first and second blade control members, and an elongate shaft assembly having first and second blade drive members, an axial rod, and an end effector. The first and second blade drive members are received in respective first and second grooves of the first and second blade control members and rotated about the first and second blade control members to be secured with a circumferential groove of the first and second blade control members, such that the first and second blade control members are movable with the respective first and second blade drive members. ... Covidien Lp

08/02/18 / #20180214203

Enhanced ablation and visualization techniques for percutaneous surgical procedures

A medical instrument for enhancing diagnosis and treatment comprising a handle, an ablation probe extending from the handle, a catheter extending from the handle. The catheter defines a lumen and the ablation probe is located within the lumen of the catheter. ... Covidien Lp

08/02/18 / #20180214200

Latching mechanism for in-line activated electrosurgical device

A surgical device includes a housing, an elongated shaft, an end effector, and an actuation mechanism. The housing pivotally supports a movable handle between unactuated, first actuated, and a second actuated positions. ... Covidien Lp

08/02/18 / #20180214156

Endoscopic surgical clip applier

An endoscopic surgical clip applier includes a handle assembly having a trigger, an endoscopic assembly, a pair of jaw members, a drive bar disposed within the housing of the handle assembly, and a ratchet assembly disposed within the housing of the handle assembly. The drive bar is operatively coupled to the trigger and the pair of jaw members. ... Covidien Lp

08/02/18 / #20180214147

Buttress attachment features for surgical stapling apparatus

An end effector assembly for use with a surgical stapler, comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface, an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface, a buttress material releasably disposed on the tissue contacting surfaces of each of the staple cartridge and the anvil plate, and an epoxy positioned onto the tissue contacting surfaces of each of the staple cartridge and anvil plate defining an attachment zone configured to retain the respective buttress material atop the respective tissue contacting surfaces.. . ... Covidien Lp

08/02/18 / #20180214146

Vaginal tissue closure

A tissue closure system for closing vaginal tissue includes a tissue closure device having an end effector supporting one or more sutures securable to vaginal tissue. The one or more sutures may be separated from the end effector and tied to the vaginal tissue. ... Covidien Lp

08/02/18 / #20180214144

Surgical fastener devices with geometric tubes

An end effector for a surgical fastening device includes a fastener and a tube defining a longitudinal axis. The tube includes an outer surface and an inner surface. ... Covidien Lp

08/02/18 / #20180214012

Enhanced ablation and visualization techniques

A system and method for enhancing diagnosis and treatment including an extended working channel defining an elongated passageway and adapted to extend through the bronchoscope and into a luminal network, an opening operably associated with the extended working channel and in fluid communication with the luminal network, and a medical instrument configured for insertion through the extended working channel, wherein during operation, apposition of tissue on the extended working channel or medical instrument isolates at least a portion of a luminal network in which the extended working channel is inserted.. . ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180207379

Systems and methods for determining patient effort and/or respiratory parameters in a ventilation system

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a method for respiratory support is described that includes measuring a pressure, providing a measured pressure, measuring an inlet flow and an outlet flow, and providing a measured net flow. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180207378

Systems and methods for triggering and cycling a ventilator based on reconstructed patient effort signal

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a method for respiratory support is described that includes providing a measured pressure, and calculating a net flow based on at least one measured inlet flow and measured outlet flow. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180207321

Drug eluting medical device

The present disclosure relates to medical devices, and methods for producing and using the devices. In embodiments, the medical device may be a buttress including a porous substrate possessing a therapeutic layer of a chemotherapeutic agent and optional excipient(s) thereon. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180206915

Articulating ablation device and method

An ablation device includes a handle portion, a shaft, and at least one cable. The shaft extends distally from the handle portion and includes an inner conductor and an outer conductor that substantially surrounds at least a portion of the inner conductor. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180206908

Gap control via overmold teeth and hard stops

A forceps includes an end effector assembly having a stop and a plurality of overmold teeth within at least one jaw member. One (or both) of the jaw members is moveable relative to the other between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180206906

Surgical forceps

A forceps includes an end effector assembly including first and second jaw members. One or both of the jaw members is movable relative to the other between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180206865

Retrieval systems and methods for use thereof

The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the ho including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the body lumen.. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180206846

Surgical stapling device with resettable anvil assembly

A surgical stapler includes an anvil assembly including an anvil head assembly pivotally secured to an anvil center rod. The anvil head assembly includes a housing having a post and a cut ring assembly supported about the post and movable between retracted and advanced positions. ... Covidien Lp

07/26/18 / #20180206712

Expanding endoscope and method

An endoscope having a camera and a tubular enclosure. A distal end of the camera may be movable from a first position in line with a longitudinal axis of the tubular enclosure to a second position lateral of the longitudinal axis of the tubular enclosure. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180200894

Wrist and jaw assemblies for robotic surgical systems

An end effector for use and connection to a robot arm of a robotic surgical system, wherein the end effector is controlled and/or articulated by at least one cable extending from a respective motor of a control device of the robot surgical system, is provided. The end effector includes a wrist assembly, and a jaw assembly. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180200092

Coupling units for medical device delivery systems

A stent coupler for use with a medical device delivery system is disclosed. A stent delivery system includes a core member having a distal segment and a coupler positioned about the core member distal segment. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180200090

Stent

A stent comprising a stent body and a plurality of cells is disclosed. The stent body defines a length. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180200004

An augmented surgical reality environment for a robotic surgical system

The present disclosure is directed to robotic surgical system that includes an operating console configured to operate at least one robotic arm and at least one drive motor configured to receive an input from the operating console and control the at least one robotic arm based on the input from the operating console. A surgical instrument is coupled to the at least one robotic arm. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180199986

Electrosurgical instruments for controlling thermal damage

An end effector assembly (114) includes a first jaw member (114a) having a first tissue contact surface (122) and a second jaw member (114b) having a second tissue contact surface (122). The second jaw member (114b) is pivotally coupled to the first jaw member (114a). ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180199961

Devices, systems, and methods for large tissue specimen removal

A system for removal of a tissue specimen from an internal body cavity includes a cannula arrangement having an access cannula including a first elongated tubular member, a deployment cannula including a second elongated tubular member configured for insertion into the first lumen, a deployment plunger including a proximal base and a plurality of engagement arms extending distally from the proximal base, and an inner cannula including a third elongated tubular member. The system further includes a containment bag selectively deployable from the cannula arrangement. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180199942

Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip

A dissecting tip is provided for use with a surgical stapler or instrument. In one embodiment, the dissecting tip is secured to the end effector of a surgical stapler, e.g., to the anvil assembly or cartridge assembly. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180199940

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

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

07/19/18 / #20180199938

Jaw members and methods of manufacture

A jaw member for use on a surgical stapling instrument includes a cartridge assembly and a cartridge housing each having an arcuate configuration. The cartridge assembly includes a surface configured to engage tissue and a plurality of rows of fastener retaining slots extending along a length of the cartridge assembly. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180199933

Knotless endostitch suture retainer

A suture retainer is provided for supplying a surgical needle and an associated length of relatively stiff suture material to a surgical suturing apparatus. The suture retainer generally includes a body portion defining a suture tray and a loading unit positioned on the body portion. ... Covidien Lp

07/19/18 / #20180199930

Medical device for wound closure and method of use

A medical device for wound closure, e.g., repairing perforations and tissue wall defects. The medical device has a barbed elongate body and an outer member. ... Covidien Lp

07/12/18 / #20180193601

Catheter system

A catheter system includes an elongate catheter having a lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a leading catheter end segment, a guidewire positionable within the lumen of the catheter, and fastening structure supported adjacent the leading catheter end segment. The guidewire and the catheter are adapted for relative movement. ... Covidien Lp

07/12/18 / #20180193578

Ventilation triggering

The systems and methods provide for novel a triggering mode that allows the patient to trigger or initiate the delivery of a breath during ventilation on a ventilator. Further, the systems and methods provide for triggering ventilation utilizing a statistical trigger mode. ... Covidien Lp

07/12/18 / #20180193096

Light energy sealing, cutting and sensing surgical device

The present disclosure is directed towards a medical instrument. The medical instrument includes a housing and an end effector assembly operably connected to the housing. ... Covidien Lp

07/12/18 / #20180193094

Electrosurgical devices with balun structure for air exposure of antenna radiating section and method of directing energy to tissue using same

An energy applicator for directing energy to tissue includes a feedline having an inner conductor, an outer conductor and a dielectric material disposed therebetween, and an antenna assembly having a radiating section operably coupled to the feedline. The energy applicator also includes a first balun structure configured to substantially confine energy to the radiating section when the energy applicator is energized and disposed in tissue, and a second balun structure configured to substantially prevent energy emitted from the radiating section from propagating proximal to the second balun structure along the feedline when the energy applicator is energized but not disposed in tissue.. ... Covidien Lp

07/12/18 / #20180193053

Devices, systems, and methods for tissue morcellation

A morcellator includes a housing, an elongated tube extending distally from the housing, and first and second electrodes. A distal end of the elongated tube is configured to cut tissue. ... Covidien Lp

07/05/18 / #20180192004

Multifunctional conferencing systems and methods

A conferencing system for providing remote assistance according to the present disclosure includes a service requester device configured to execute a service requester application, a service provider device configured to execute a service provider application and a server application executing on a computer server remotely located from the service requester and service provider devices, the service requester and service provider applications are configured to dynamically connect to each other through the at least one server application.. . ... Covidien Lp

07/05/18 / #20180185670

Implantable fasteners, applicators, and methods for brachytherapy

A fastener applicator includes a body portion including a handle assembly, a cartridge assembly supported within the body portion, the cartridge assembly including implantable fasteners, a drive assembly supported within the body portion and operatively coupled to the cartridge assembly to engage the implantable fasteners, and an actuation assembly supported within the handle assembly and operatively coupled to the drive assembly to fire a distal-most implantable fastener upon actuation of the actuation assembly. At least one of the implantable fasteners includes a body including a tissue facing surface, a tissue penetrating portion extending from the body, and a capsule affixed to the tissue facing surface of the body, the capsule including radioactive material.. ... Covidien Lp

07/05/18 / #20180185088

Instruments, systems, and methods for sealing tissue structures

A method of sealing bowel tissue includes grasping bowel tissue between first and second electrically-conductive surfaces, applying a clamping pressure to the grasped bowel tissue in a range of about 1 kg/cm2 to about 2.5 kg/cm2, supplying energy to at least one of the first and second electrically-conductive surfaces such that the energy is conducted between the first and second electrically-conductive surfaces and through the grasped bowel tissue to seal the grasped bowel tissue, and monitoring one or more parameters during the supplying of energy to the electrically-conductive surface(s). Instruments, end effector assemblies, generators, and systems suitable for this purpose are also provided.. ... Covidien Lp

07/05/18 / #20180185084

Partitioned surgical instrument

A surgical instrument includes a reusable component and a disposable component selectively separable from and engagable with the reusable component. The disposable component includes an end effector and a mechanical actuator operable to induce mechanical movement of the end effector. ... Covidien Lp

07/05/18 / #20180185055

Ultrasonic dissector and sealer

A method for ultrasonically treating tissue includes accessing a surgical site with an ultrasonic surgical instrument, dissecting tissue with a first portion of the blade, and sealing tissue with a second portion of the blade. The instrument includes a blade that defines a longitudinal axis. ... Covidien Lp

06/28/18 / #20180177557

Mounting device for surgical systems and method of use

A surgical mounting device may detachably couple to a patient access device to maintain alignment between a surgical instrument and the access device as instruments are interchangeably inserted and removed from the access device. The mounting device may include arms that pivot between a closed configuration in which the arms grip the access device inserted therebetween and an open configuration in which arm are spaced further apart from each other than in the closed configuration. ... Covidien Lp

06/28/18 / #20180177541

Polyp removal device and method of use

A device and system for removing polyps is provided and includes a tubular member having proximal and distal ends, a snare portion operably extending from within the distal end of the tubular member, the snare portion including a cutting member for severing the sealed tissue. The polyp removal device may further include a handle portion operatively extending from within the proximal end of the tubular member. ... Covidien Lp

06/28/18 / #20180177463

Systems and methods for analyzing a respiratory parameter

Methods and systems are provided that determine whether a patient is breathing irregularly. A system may receive a physiological signal, such as a plethysmographic signal or an end-tidal carbon dioxide signal, from a sensor. ... Covidien Lp

06/28/18 / #20180177460

Systems and methods for filtering autocorrelation peaks and detecting harmonics

Systems and methods are provided for determining respiration information from physiological signals such as ppg signals. A physiological signal is processed to generate at least one respiration information signal and an autocorrelation sequence is generated based on the at least one respiration information signal. ... Covidien Lp

06/21/18 / #20180168748

Robotic surgical assemblies

A surgical assembly includes an electromechanical instrument and an instrument drive unit. The electromechanical instrument includes a housing portion and a shaft. ... Covidien Lp

06/21/18 / #20180168747

Robotic surgical system torque transduction sensing

A method of verifying torque measurements of a reaction torque transducer of an instrument drive unit includes a controller receiving a verification signal, generating an acceptable range of torques, receiving a torque signal, comparing the torque signal to the acceptable range of torques, and stopping a motor if the torque applied by the motor is outside of the acceptable range of torques. The verification signal is indicative of the current drawn by the motor and the torque signal is indicative of torque applied by the motor.. ... Covidien Lp

06/21/18 / #20180168718

Method of constructing a jaw member for an end effector assembly

An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly has a pair of opposing jaw members. ... Covidien Lp

06/21/18 / #20180168685

Surgical access device including gimbal mount cooperating with bellows attached to proximal wall of seal housing

A surgical access device includes a seal assembly having a seal housing and a gimbal mount disposed within the seal housing, the seal housing defining a central longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passage for receiving at least one surgical object therethrough and the gimbal mount adapted for angular movement relative to the central longitudinal axis. The seal assembly also includes a bellows configured to engage at least a portion of the gimbal mount, the bellows dimensioned and adapted to establish a biasing relationship with the gimbal mount, such that the bellows biases the gimbal mount to align with the central longitudinal axis of the seal housing. ... Covidien Lp

06/21/18 / #20180168660

Reposable clip applier

A surgical clip applier includes an actuation mechanism, a body portion, a jaw blade, and a clip cartridge, the jaw blade and clip cartridge removeably disposed within the body portion. The jaw blade including first and second opposed jaws operably connected to the actuation mechanism to effectuate closure of a surgical clip, the first and second opposed jaws connected to each other at a proximal end by a shank section. ... Covidien Lp

06/21/18 / #20180168654

Circular stapler and staple line reinforcment material

A surgical stapling instrument includes a staple cartridge assembly having a plurality of rows of staple receiving slots and an anvil assembly having a plurality of rows of staple forming recesses. The staple cartridge assembly, the anvil assembly, or both have one or more attachment members overmolded thereon. ... Covidien Lp

06/21/18 / #20180168588

Interlock assemblies for replaceable loading unit

Interlock assemblies for attaching a loading unit to a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The interlock assemblies are formed on a proximal end of a shell member and on a distal end of an adapter assembly. ... Covidien Lp

06/14/18 / #20180160990

System and method for local three dimensional volume reconstruction using a standard fluoroscope

A system for constructing fluoroscopic-based three-dimensional volumetric data of a target area within a patient from two-dimensional fluoroscopic images including a structure of markers, a fluoroscopic imaging device configured to acquire a sequence of images of the target area and of the structure of markers, and a computing device. The computing device is configured to estimate a pose of the fluoroscopic imaging device for at least a plurality of images of the sequence of images based on detection of a possible and most probable projection of the structure of markers as a whole on each image of the plurality of images. ... Covidien Lp

06/14/18 / #20180160915

Combined physiological sensor systems and methods

A combined physiological sensor and methods for detecting one or more physiological characteristics of a subject are provided. The combined sensor (e.g., a forehead sensor) may be used to detect and/or calculate at least one of a pulse blood oxygen saturation level, a regional blood oxygen saturation level, a respiration rate, blood pressure, an electrical physiological signal (eps), a pulse transit time (ptt), body temperature associated with the subject, a depth of consciousness (doc) measurement, any other suitable physiological parameter, and any suitable combination thereof. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180158550

Methods and systems for providing the proximity of a process requirement metric to a system process requirement

Methods and systems are presented for indicating the proximity of a process requirement metric to a corresponding system process requirement in a physiological monitor. Metrics are determined based on a received physiological signal, such as a ppg signal. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180153634

Robotic surgical assemblies and adapter assemblies thereof

A torque transducer for mounting a motor includes a mounting flange, a motor flange, a body, and a strain gauge. The mounting flange is configured to secure the torque transducer to a fixed structure. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180153629

Surgical end effectors with mechanical advantage

A robotic surgical system includes a pair of movable members and a pair of jaw members. The movable members include drive and guide pins that are received within holes and slots defined by the jaw members. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180153628

Offset instrument drive unit

A surgical system for selective connection to a robotic arm includes an instrument drive unit and a surgical instrument detachably coupled to the instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes a first actuator, a linkage member having opposing first and second portions, and a drive member. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180153614

Surgical instrument including a wire guide

A surgical instrument including a housing, a shaft, an end effector assembly, a first electrical wire, and a wire guide. The shaft defines a lumen and extends distally from the housing. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180153545

Manual retraction tool for use with an electromechanical surgical device

A manual retraction tool for use with a surgical tool assembly of a surgical device includes a shaft, a rotation mechanism, and a trigger. The shaft is dimensioned to be inserted into a rotational connector of a surgical tool assembly and to effect rotation of the connector upon rotation of the shaft. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180153544

Surgical stapling instrument with curved end effector

The present disclosure relates to a surgical stapling instrument comprising a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending from the handle assembly, and an end effector supported on a distal portion of the elongated body portion. The end effector includes a curved housing having a base portion and a jaw portion, a curved anvil assembly supported on the jaw portion, and a curved cartridge assembly supported on the base portion. ... Covidien Lp

06/07/18 / #20180153376

Systems and methods for generating a fluid bearing for an operative procedure

Systems and methods discussed herein are related to the formation of a fluid bearing between an interior surface of an aperture and an outside surface of an endoscopic device. The fluid bearing is formed via various fluid paths created in an annular space between an inside surface of a sheath and an outside surface of an endoscope telescoped within the sheath. ... Covidien Lp

05/31/18 / #20180147075

Procedures for vascular occlusion

A method of reducing blood flow within an aneurysm includes: injecting a contrast agent into a blood vessel including an aneurysm; expanding a stent, from a delivery device, across the aneurysm; and confirming that a stagnated area forms in the aneurysm. The stagnated area can form a crescent shape, a mushroom shape, a hemispherical shape, and/or a flat side. ... Covidien Lp

05/31/18 / #20180146980

Material removal device having improved material capture efficiency and methods of use

An atherectomy catheter directs particles generated by a cutting element into a collection chamber. A lumen configured to direct fluid into the tissue collection chamber.. ... Covidien Lp

05/31/18 / #20180146979

Surgical instrument with suction control

A surgical device includes an outer member, an inner member, and at least one locking element. The inner member is at least partially supported within the outer member. ... Covidien Lp

05/31/18 / #20180146962

Reload assembly with spent reload indicator

A reload assembly is disclosed that includes a proximal body portion having an indicator that is movable from a retracted position to an advanced position to provides a visual indication to a clinician of the state of the reload assembly, i.e., whether the reload assembly is loaded with staples and ready for use or depleted of staples. A tool assembly of the presently disclosed reload assembly may also include a cartridge assembly, an anvil and a drive assembly. ... Covidien Lp

05/31/18 / #20180146897

Systems and methods for determining whether regional oximetry sensors are properly positioned

Methods and systems are presented for determining whether a regional oximetry sensor is properly positioned on a subject. First and second metric values may be determined based on respective first and second light signals. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140832

Electroporation catheter

A catheter includes first and second handles, first and second tubular members, and first and second electrodes. The first tubular member defines a channel therethrough and is coupled to and distally extends from the first handle. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140366

Controlling robotic surgical instruments with bidirectional coupling

A surgical system for connection to a robotic arm includes an instrument drive unit and a surgical instrument detachably coupled to the instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes a motor assembly and an adapter assembly. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140359

Electromagnetic navigation registration using ultrasound

A method for electromagnetic navigation registration is provided. The method includes storing, in a memory, a mapping that associates electromagnetic field-based signal values with corresponding locations within a three-dimensional model of a luminal network. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140352

Surgical instruments and jaw members thereof

A jaw member for use with a surgical instrument includes a support base, a jaw liner, and an elongated plate. The support base defines a cavity therein configured for receipt of the jaw liner. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140326

Articulation control mechanisms

A surgical access port and method for achieving articulation is disclosed, the surgical access port including a housing, at least one lumen extending through the housing, and an articulation structure. The housing comprises an access member having a proximal end and a distal end, and defines a longitudinal axis. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140325

Method and structure for selectively locking portions of a seal assembly

A surgical access device that includes a seal assembly. The seal assembly includes an upper housing portion having a first seal and a lower housing portion including a second seal. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140301

Circular stapling device including buttress material

An anvil assembly includes a circular anvil head that supports a crush ring, an anvil cap that supports an o-ring, and a circular anvil buttress member. The cap connects to the head and is movable relative to the head between approximated and unapproximated positions. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140298

Tissue stop for surgical instrument

A surgical instrument for surgically joining a tissue includes a handle assembly, an elongate portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a pair of opposed jaw members, and a tissue stop. The tissue stop is mechanically engaged with a first jaw member and is configured to retain the tissue between the jaw members. ... Covidien Lp

05/24/18 / #20180140295

Stitching device with long needle delivery

An end effector assembly for a surgical stitching device is provided. The end effector assembly includes an end effector, a housing, and a needle. ... Covidien Lp

05/17/18 / #20180133883

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180133521

Rotation control systems for surgical instruments

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

05/17/18 / #20180133039

Stent

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

05/17/18 / #20180133038

Stent

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

05/17/18 / #20180133037

Stent

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

05/17/18 / #20180132955

Robotic surgical assemblies

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

05/17/18 / #20180132925

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180132921

Electrosurgical devices, systems and methods of using the same

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

05/17/18 / #20180132896

Apparatus, systems, and methods of facilitating manipulation of tissue

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

05/17/18 / #20180132873

Embolic protection system including multiple filter bodies

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

05/17/18 / #20180132862

Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects

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

05/17/18 / #20180132859

Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects

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

05/17/18 / #20180132847

Surgical instrument

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

05/17/18 / #20180132702

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180126021

Sterilization system and method

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

05/10/18 / #20180125687

Retrieval of medical devices

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

05/10/18 / #20180125601

Force sensors for surgical devices to prevent ingress of fluids

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

05/10/18 / #20180125594

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180125564

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180125563

Measurement and control systems and methods for electrosurgical procedures

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

05/10/18 / #20180125518

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180125517

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180125501

Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects

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

05/10/18 / #20180125495

Stapling device with self-releasing knife carrier pusher

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

05/10/18 / #20180125491

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180125490

Wound closure material

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

05/10/18 / #20180125487

Surgical stapling apparatus with tissue pockets

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

05/10/18 / #20180125486

Stapling device with releasable knife carrier

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

05/10/18 / #20180125485

Surgical tool assembly with compact firing assembly

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

05/10/18 / #20180125484

Loading unit for surgical instruments with low profile pushers

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

05/03/18 / #20180123365

Smart cart

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

05/03/18 / #20180123250

System and method for designing electromagnetic navigation antenna assemblies

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

05/03/18 / #20180123249

Electromagnetic navigation antenna assembly and electromagnetic navigation system including the same

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

05/03/18 / #20180123248

Electromagnetic navigation antenna assembly and electromagnetic navigation system including the same

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

05/03/18 / #20180116860

Apparatus and associated methodologies for creating a stoma

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

05/03/18 / #20180116730

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180116729

System for calibrating an electromagnetic navigation system

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

05/03/18 / #20180116722

System and method for generating a map for electromagnetic navigation

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

05/03/18 / #20180116718

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180116676

Endoscopic surgical clip applier

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

05/03/18 / #20180116675

Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier

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

05/03/18 / #20180116674

Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier

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

05/03/18 / #20180116673

Endoscopic reposable surgical clip applier

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

05/03/18 / #20180116671

Ligation clip module and clip applier

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

05/03/18 / #20180116670

Articulation joint for apparatus for endoscopic procedures

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








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