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A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a...
Soft body tissue remodeling methods and apparatus
Soft body tissue structure can be remodeled by shortening the distance between first and second portions of that tissue structure. First and second anchor...
Methods and apparatus for controlling the internal circumference of an
anatomic orifice or lumen
An implantable device is provided for controlling at least one of shape and size of an anatomical structure or lumen. An implantable device has an adjustable...
Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with
expandable stability tube
A device for percutaneously delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve. The device includes an inner shaft assembly, a delivery sheath assembly, an outer...
Method for loading a self-expanding collapsible heart valve
An assembly for collapsing a prosthetic heart valve includes a compression member and a pusher member. The compression member has a first open end with a first...
Replacement cardiac valves and methods of use and manufacture
Prosthetic mitral valves and their methods of manufacture and use.
Masked intraocular implants and lenses
Intraocular implants and methods of making intraocular implants are provided. The intraocular implants can improve the vision of a patient, such as by...
Silica-based composite ocular device and methods
Disclosed herein are synthetic silica-based ocular devices fabricated from a composite material comprising silica and a fibrillar protein, together with methods...
Medical device and tension member for use in a subject
A medical device and tension member for use in a subject enables fixation of tension members and transmission of force from tissues to energy converters or to...
Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings
An endoluminal prosthesis including a radially expandable support member having interior and exterior surfaces and a wall with openings, a first covering member...
Tapered tubular implant formed from woven fabric
A tubular woven implantable graft having a tapered section is provided. The graft comprises a first diameter and a second diameter and has a generally constant...
Cell-seeded extracellular matrix grafts
Described are tissue graft constructs that include an extracellular matrix material in combination with added endothelial cells and at least one additional...
Ureteral stent drug delivery device, kit, and method
Ureteral stent devices having improved drug delivery capabilities are provided. The ureteral stent device includes a ureteral stent comprising two opposed ends,...
Integrated embolic protection devices
Embolic protection elements are integrated with a catheter or access sheath for any catheter. A catheter with an integrated embolic protection element comprises...
Embolic protection device for protecting the cerebral vasculature
Single filter and multi-filter endolumenal methods and systems for filtering fluids within the body. In some embodiments a blood filtering system captures and...
Retrieval apparatus and methods for use
An apparatus for capturing material within a body lumen includes a shaft carrying an expandable basket device on a distal end thereof. The basket device...
Device for capturing debris in blood vessels
Provided is a device for capturing debris in blood vessels, which enables a filter member to be smoothly recovered, and has a simple structure leading to an...
Hernia repair device and method
A hernia repair device includes a mesh configured to extend across a tissue defect and a plurality of filaments coupled to the mesh. The filaments are coupled...
Systems and methods for treating female incontinence and pelvic nerve
Systems and methods for neuromodulation of a female patient suffering from a pelvic condition, such as incontinence, are disclosed. A mechanical stimulus such...
Expandable implant system
Various embodiments of a sling implant system are provided. Embodiments of the implants can include one or more collapsibility and expandability features or...
Portable system for assisting body movement
The present invention provides a differential pressure body suit with external support against body suit migration. In its preferred embodiment, such body suit...
Photocatalytic teeth whitening
The present disclosure relates to devices, methods and kits for accelerating the rate of whitening of teeth using an oxidizing agent, a photocatalytic agent,...
Reusable bite-recording kit for dental implants
The reusable bite-recording kit for dental implants includes one or more first bases, each of which is removably secured in a previously installed implant. The...
Oral hygiene device and method of assembly
An oral hygiene device includes a handle and a cleaning head supported on one end of the handle. A vibratory source is supported on the handle and is operative...
Foldable and flexible ultrasonic vibration mask for teeth cleaning
A foldable and flexible ultrasonic vibration mask for cleaning teeth comprises two upper devices and two lower devices. Each upper device comprises a flexible...
In a dental furnace that comprises a firing chamber (12) having a base and at least one receiving portion for dental restoration parts (40) it is provided that...
Molding artificial teeth in denture base disc
A method of molding artificial teeth in denture base material comprising forming a U-shaped cavity in a block of denture base material, forming socket cavities...
Blank with coding for the production of tooth-technical shaped parts and
procedures for the identification of a...
The invention relates to a blank for the production of a dental shaped body, wherein the blank has a corpus (2) of tooth restoration material, from which the...
Support of removable components in a teeth model manufactured by means of
A computer-implemented method of generating a virtual model of a set of teeth for manufacturing a physical model of the set of teeth includes providing a...
Dentals tools are provided for assisting with the gripping and manipulation of an abutment during a dental procedure. A dental tool can have a resilient collar...
A dental implant includes a male threading part and an implantation torque increasing part from the tip side. The male threading part includes multiple...
Orthodontic bracket and method of correcting malpositioned teeth
An orthodontic bracket includes a bracket body and a ligating member. The ligating member retains an archwire in an archwire slot and includes archwire control...
Self-ligating orthodontic appliance and related methods
The appliances and methods provide a tab on a "U"-shaped clip having a labial (i.e. toward the patient's lips or cheek) section and a lingual (i.e. toward the...
Method and system for providing dynamic orthodontic assessment and
Method and system for displaying an orthodontic related image including one or more image segments, selecting one or more movement indicators associated with a...
Liquid jet apparatus and methods for dental treatments
Systems and methods for using a liquid jet apparatus for dental treatments are disclosed. In one implementation, the liquid jet apparatus may include a...
Dental implant positioning
Methods, devices, systems, and series of appliances are provided for dental implant positioning. One method for positioning an implant with dental treatment...
Cleaning or care device for medical or dental instruments
A cleaning or care device for the cleaning or care of medical or dental instruments, having a cleaning or care chamber in which at least two connections for the...
Image guided robotic system for keyhole neurosurgery
A novel image-guided system for precise automatic targeting in minimally invasive keyhole neurosurgery. The system consists of a miniature robot fitted with a...
Virtual measurement tool for minimally invasive surgery
Robotic and/or measurement devices, systems, and methods for telesurgical and other applications employ input devices operatively coupled to tools so as to...
Devices for interfacing between manipulators and surgical tools
A device, system and method for interfacing between an end effector of a manipulator and a surgical tool. Embodiments may include an upper tool holder element...
System and method for measuring muscular-skeletal alignment to a
A system and method is disclosed herein for measuring alignment of the muscular-skeletal system. The system comprises a sensored module that can be placed...
Method and apparatus for controlling a haptic device
A method for calibrating a surgical device is provided. The method includes acquiring first data including a position and/or an orientation of a first object...
A medical manipulator includes: a surgical instrument unit having an effector; and a surgical instrument drive unit provided detachably with respect to the...
Manipulator arm-to-patient collision avoidance using a null-space
Devices, systems, and methods for avoiding collisions between a manipulator arm and an outer patient surface by moving the manipulator within a null-space. In...
Motive device for use in magnetically-sensitive environments
A motive device for use in magnetically sensitive environments includes a front supporting plate, a rear supporting plate, and at least one guiding rail...
Apparatus with two-piece end-effectors for robotic surgical tools
In one embodiment of the invention, a robotic surgical tool having opposing jaws, the working element of the robotic surgical tool is made of a different...
Powered stereotactic positioning guide apparatus
The present invention presents an apparatus and methods to stereotactically guide insertion of invasive tubular devices to a tissue object of a living body. The...
Laser surgery device and method
Laser surgery devices and methods of performing laser surgery using laser surgery devices are described. The laser surgery device may rotate a laser fiber along...
Methods of conditioning sheet bioprosthetic tissue
Methods for the conditioning of bioprosthetic material employ bovine pericardial membrane. A laser directed at the fibrous surface of the membrane and moved...
Apparatus for treating tissue with microwave radiation and antenna
calibration system and method
A calibration method and apparatus for surgical antennas arranged to deliver microwave radiation into biological tissue. An emitting region of the antenna is...