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Distal (4237 Patents Found)
A biological forceps device is disclosed for the taking of tissue samples from a body. The biopsy forceps device comprises a flexible main coil having a distal end which is stiffer than the majority of the coil, a pair of opposed jaws hingedly disposed on the distal end of the coil, and an actuator having a distal end ...
A prosthesis delivery and deployment device includes an elongated and flexible outer catheter. The outer catheter has a tubular wall of layered construction, including a translucent inner liner running the complete catheter length, and three outer layers including a translucent distal layer, an opaque medial layer and ...
There is provided a microcatheter having a proximal solution lumen and a distal tip portion with a guidewire lumen. The microcatheter and methods of use thereof allows for introduction of solution into a vessel while manipulating the guidewire and/or the microcatheter itself. The solution may be a contrast solution, fo...
A rotational atherectomy device for abrading a stenotic lesion from a vessel of a patient comprises a flexible drive shaft which extends towards a distal end of the device, a distal fluid inflatable support element located at a distal end of the drive shaft and an abrasive element mounted to the drive shaft proximal to...
A method and apparatus for releasably securing a wire guide to an elongate medical device for introduction into a work site with the bodily lumen of a patient. An elongate engagement member (89) is configured to engage the wire guide (11) while it is coupled to the elongate medical device (77) and is configured so as t...
An endoscope having a distal tubular shaft section of smaller diameter in which at least on longitudinally-extending device, such as a light guiding fiber bundle, is arranged. An objective and a video camera are disposed in a free cross-sectional area of the tubular shaft section. The video camera is arranged for rotat...
A modular femoral prosthesis for use during performance of a hip revision procedure includes a proximal body component, a distal stem component, and a locking bolt. Surgical instruments and methods for use in implanting such a modular femoral prosthesis are disclosed....
Mounting of a sensing unit upon the interior surface of a vehicle windshield for detecting the presence of moisture upon the exterior surface and controlling operation of windshield wipers in response thereto is disclosed. The sensing unit comprises a block in which angularly oriented bores are disposed. Light pipes in...
An endoscope having a distally heated distal lens for performing laparoscopic surgery is shown. The preferred embodiment of the endoscope is a laparoscope which includes a rigid elongated sheath tube which encloses means defining a fiber optic light carrying bundle formed of a plurality of optical fibers each of which ...
A targeting device for aligning a viewing device between a radiation source and a radiation receiver along an axis that passes through the fastener-receiving hole in an intramedullary nail or rod. The targeting device is aligned such that the viewing axis coincides with the radiation axis, which in turn coincides with ...
L'invention se rapporte à une endoprothèse et à un système de pose d'endoprothèse qui sert au traitement non effractif des anévrismes, des vaisseaux sanguins malades, et à d'autres lumières corporelles. Des bobines distales et/ou proximales amovibles reliées aux extrémités distales et proximales ...
The invention provides surgical resection instruments, and methods of use, for facilitating accurately cut surfaces for the placement of femoral prosthesis components. The posterior condyles and anterior femoral cortex provide reference points for measurement and cuts of the femur with these instruments. One embodiment...
In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a first capillary component. A second capillary component may be disposed outside of the first capillary component and may have an inner surface, wherein a portion of the inner surface may be heat-fused to an outer surface of the first capillary component. The apparatus may a...
Methods and devices for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures are disclosed. An articulator in accordance with one exemplary embodiment comprises a first wire, a second wire, and a third wire. The third wire being disposed within a first lumen defined by the first wire and the second wire being disposed in ...
A slider head assembly is provided which includes a slider head for reading/writing data on the surface of a rotating disc. The slider head is disposed in spaced relationship with respect to the disc for read/write (R/W) operations. The slider head assembly is comprised of a body portion having an essentially planar su...
A cosmetic dispenser with a bottle and an applicator wand retained for slidable extension and retraction relative to the bottle. The applicator wand can be slid from a retracted position wherein a cosmetic applicator is retained within the bottle and an extended position wherein the cosmetic applicator projects through...
A pair of soldering tweezers having a first arm having a distal end that is adjustably positionable in a direction parallel to its central longitudinal axis and a second arm having a distal end that is adjustably positionable in a direction perpendicular to its central longitudinal axis. The tweezers also include a bia...
A hand-operated intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) catheter is described for flexed and rotational steering is described for improved catheter operation, control and less trauma on patients. The disclosed catheter assembly includes ultrasound transducers mounted upon a rotatable tip mounted on a distal end of a flexib...
A stimulation lead includes an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and has a multilumen tube extending along the elongate body and defining a central lumen and a plurality of peripheral lumens disposed circumferentially around the central lumen; a plurality of conductors, at least one of the co...
La présente invention concerne un dispositif de protection d'aiguille qui est fixé ou peut être fixé de façon amovible à un dispositif d'injection, le dispositif de protection d'aiguille comprenant : a) une aiguille d'injection (1) présentant une section d'injection (1a) qui s'étend jusq...
L'invention concerne un dispositif électrochirurgical bipolaire comprenant un fil actif doté d'une partie active exposée conçue pour venir en contact avec un tissu sur un site de traitement. Le fil actif peut être disposé amovible dans la lumière de fil actif d'un élément tubulaire allongé, except...
The invention is directed to a guide wire having at least two different polymeric jackets that impart different handling characteristics to the portions of the guide wire they surround. Preferably, the guide wire may have jackets of different grades of polymer, such as polyurethane 55D and 90A. Alternatively, the guide...
In one embodiment, an apparatus may include an endoscopic housing defining an opening disposed along a plane substantially normal to a longitudinal axis of the endoscopic housing. A rotatable member may be coupled to the endoscopic housing and may have a proximal portion configured to move from a stowed configuration t...
Catheters having a pre-shaped tip configuration are disclosed. A catheter in accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention can include an elongated tubular shaft equipped with a distal tip section having a pre-shaped tip configuration that can be used to facilitate tracking of the device through p...
A lead is configured and arranged for brain stimulation. The lead includes a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end includes a plurality of terminals disposed at the proximal end. The distal end has a non-circular transverse cross-sectional shape and includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the distal en...
Stent and stent delivery system suited for the noninvasive treatment of aneurysms, diseased blood vessels, and other bodily lumen are described. Detachable proximal and/or distal wires connected to the proximal and distal ends, respectively, of the stent allow the operator to manipulate the position and final configura...