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US-8,070,779 Percutaneous interspinous process device and method
A percutaneous interspinous process device for treating spinal conditions includes a first section, a second section, and a locking mechanism. The first section...
US-8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation
Systems and method in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can includes an implant having an initiating piece and a distraction piece. The...
US-8,070,777 Method and device for treating abnormal curvature of a spine
This invention relates to a spinal facet cap for treating scoliosis, the facet cap comprising a shim portion for inserting into a facet joint of a spine, and an...
US-8,070,776 Deflection rod system for use with a vertebral fusion implant for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation...
A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are...
US-8,070,775 Deflection rod system for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method
A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are...
US-8,070,774 Reinforced bone anchor for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method
A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are...
US-8,070,773 Medical closure methods and screen devices
A medical closure screen device for a separation of first and second tissue portions is provided, which includes a mesh screen comprising tubular vertical...
US-8,070,772 Vascular hole closure device
A device for closing an aperture in a vessel wall comprising a covering member having a longitudinal axis and positionable inside the vessel against the...
US-8,070,771 Ambidextrous locking clamp system
An ambidextrous locking clamp system for providing a user the ability to use the right or left hand to engage and disengage a ratcheting means on the clamp. The...
US-8,070,770 Iris valve with novel locking mechanism
A laparoscopic surgical access device comprises a first frame and a second frame having relative axial positions. A flexible and resilient iris valve is...
US-8,070,769 Inverted embolic protection filter
An embolic protection filter having an inverted membrane with improved blood perfusion characteristics is disclosed. An embolic protection filter in accordance...
US-8,070,768 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity
Implantable devices, instruments, kits and methods for treatment of obesity. One or more devices can be implanted adjacent to or in contact with the stomach to...
US-8,070,767 Optical penetrating adapter for surgical portal
An optical penetrating adapter for mounting to a surgical portal to permit visualization through the surgical portal includes an adapter member defining a...
US-8,070,766 Skin pricking apparatus
A skin pricking apparatus includes a casing 1, a lancet 19 located within the casing, and a firing mechanism 5,13,31 for causing a needle tip 22 of the lancet...
US-8,070,765 Systems and methods for surgical removal of brain tumors
A method for treating a brain tumor includes providing a surgical instrument having an inner member and an outer member. The outer member has a distal region...
US-8,070,764 Microkeratome with a detachable head
A microkeratome that includes a latch assembly that couples a head to a hand piece. The latch assembly allows the head to be readily detached from the hand...
US-8,070,763 Disposable oral hygiene instrument and methods and packages for same
Described are packages and systems for conveniently dispensing tongue cleaning devices. The packages include containers containing a plurality of tongue...
US-8,070,762 Atherectomy devices and methods
The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and method relate to removal of the occluding...
US-8,070,761 Vessel occluding material extractor
Methods, devices, and systems for extracting vessel occluding material are provided. An embodiment of a vessel occluding material extractor includes a host...
US-8,070,760 Clipping instrument for an endoscopic surgical device
A clipping instrument for an endoscope is provided. The clipping instrument includes a flexible sheath, an operation wire, at least one detachable clip...
US-8,070,759 Surgical fastening device
Various embodiments are directed to a surgical device including an end effector. The end effector may include a first jaw member defining a first groove and a...
US-8,070,758 Enhanced products and processes for removing cavity tissue
Improved devices for removing tissue, for example nasal hair using natural wax. One embodiment uses telescoping tubes and there is wax or glue located in the...
US-8,070,757 Quick-release tag applicator
An identification tag applicator is provided, which is especially suited to applying identification tags to animals. The applicator includes a body (12) which...
US-8,070,756 Polypectomy device and method of use
A polyp removal tool and method of use is disclosed. The tool includes a main body, an elongated hollow conduit fixed to the body, a handle, a cable assembly, a...
US-8,070,755 Joint arthroplasty kit and method
A method for providing joint arthroplasty includes providing a gauge for making a measurement of the contour of a long bone, making a measurement of the contour...
US-8,070,754 Spine surgery method and instrumentation
Surgical instrumentation for use in placing an implant into a disc space between a pair of spinal vertebrae may include: (a) a distractor having a distal end...
US-8,070,753 Bone treatment systems and methods
The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices for treating osteoplasty procedures such as vertebral compression fractures. More...
US-8,070,752 Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment
A method of preparing a joint for a prosthesis in a patient. The method includes obtaining scan data associated with the joint of the patient, preparing a...
US-8,070,751 Instruments for minimally invasive stabilization of bony structures
Systems for positioning a connecting element adjacent the spinal column in minimally invasive procedures include installation instruments that guide the...
US-8,070,750 Tunnel notcher and guidewire delivery device
A tunnel notcher and guidewire delivery device is provided for creating a notch and positioning a guidewire within a bone tunnel. In general, the device...
US-8,070,749 Revisable anterior cervical plating system
An improved anterior cervical plating system and methods of cervical fusion using such a system are provided. The cervical plating system includes an...
US-8,070,748 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures
An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing having a shaft affixed thereto, the shaft including jaw members at a distal end thereof. The shaft includes a...
US-8,070,747 Energy based devices and methods for treatment of patent foramen ovale
Methods and apparatus for treatment of patent foramen ovale (PFO) provide for applying energy to tissues adjacent the PFO with a catheter device to ...
US-8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue
A method for cardiac surgical intervention relies on sealing or fusing heart valve leaflets without requiring implanted materials such as sutures or staples....
US-8,070,745 Medication infusion device using negatively biased ambient pressure medication chamber
A method and apparatus for infusing medication into a patient's body using a medication chamber referenced to ambient pressure. The apparatus includes a...
US-8,070,744 Nasal aspiration device
A nasal aspiration device for clearing nasal passages is provided. The nasal aspiration device comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end. A...
US-8,070,743 Devices and methods for attaching an endolumenal gastrointestinal implant
The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endoluminal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a...
US-8,070,742 Method for controlling body fluid condition using diuretics, based on weight measurement
The system for controlling body fluids overcomes the limitations of the prior art by automatically infusing diuretic and/or other drugs into a human patient. In...
US-8,070,741 Safety shield system for prefilled syringe
A medical device is provided which includes a shield system and a syringe which is coupled to the shield system. The shield system includes a syringe holder and...
US-8,070,740 Processes and systems for hydrating and seeding medical implants with biological components
Methods and systems for providing an improved apparatus and packaging system to more expeditiously hydrate or reconstitute medical grafts and to effectively and...
US-8,070,739 Liquid drug transfer devices for failsafe correct snap fitting onto medicinal vials
Liquid drug transfer devices including a vial adapter designed for failsafe correct snap fitting on a medicinal vial for ensuring flow communication with the...
US-8,070,738 Pant-like disposable garment having improved fastener systems
Disposable pant like garments are disclosed. Pant like garments of the present invention generally comprise a main absorbent portion and a pair of side...
US-8,070,737 Seal for controlled evacuation ostomy appliance
A controlled evacuation ostomy appliance comprises a membrane that is urged into sealing engagement with a stoma, by the generation of radial tension in the...
US-8,070,736 Waste management system
A waste management system includes a waste transport device, a waste collection device, and an insertion device. The waste transport device includes a...
US-8,070,735 Aspiration pump unit
The portable aspiration pump unit of the invention, for the aspiration of bodily fluids, has a pump assembly housing (1) with a pump assembly (6) and at least...
US-8,070,734 Arrangement for the removal of waste products during the ablation of biological tissue
The invention relates to an arrangement for the removal of waste products, such as smoke and tissue particles, arising during the ablation of biological tissue...
US-8,070,733 Sealed device for regulating the flow rate of medical liquid directed towards a patient
A device for regulating the flow rate of a medical liquid includes a body provided with elements associated with corresponding parts connected together but...
US-8,070,732 Holding device for locking the head of a syringe piston on a syringe pump pusher
A holding device for locking the head of a syringe piston on a pusher has arms connected to respective pinions pivotable and translationally displaceable so...
US-8,070,731 Surgical access apparatus
An access apparatus for use during a surgical procedure to provide access to the interior of the body includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and...
US-8,070,730 Integral insufflation valve
A trocar assembly includes a trocar valve body defining a cavity. The assembly includes a rotatable valve handle that is elongated and has a first end and a...
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