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Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2016-03-15

A vessel dissector for harvesting a target vessel has a tubular member carrying a blunt transparent tip with a terminus for blunt dissection of tissue and a base affixed to the tubular member. An active ring set has first and second ring segments mounted to distal ends of respective manipulator bars in the tubular member. The ring segments juxtapose to define a closed loop with an inner diameter larger than the outside diameter of the tip base. The ring segments are movable between a retracted position nested at the base and respective extended positions distally forward of the terminus. At least one of the ring segments is energizable to cut and cauterize a cylindrical pedicle including the target vessel. The ring segments independently extend longitudinally to provide a variable gap between the ring segments to capture, cut, and cauterize side branches to the target vessel between the ring segments.


Patent
Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2016-03-15

A vessel dissector for harvesting a target vessel from a donor has a generally cylindrical tip body with a sloping channel formed along a longitudinal side. A channel bottom provides a channel depth that decreases from a distal channel end to a proximal channel end. The tip body has a crescent-shaped forward lip extending distally from the channel. An arcuate collar is slidably disposed in an arcuate recess within the tip body to selectably bridge the channel at the distal end of the channel to form a ring profile with the forward lip. A first ferromagnetic heating element is disposed along a radially outward surface of the forward lip. A second ferromagnetic heating element is disposed on a distal edge of the arcuate collar. The first and second ferromagnetic heating elements are adapted to be energized simultaneously to make a vasiform cut including a pedicle around the target vessel.


Patent
Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2013-12-10

A shielding cap with a cover for use with a peristaltic pump includes a magnet to generate an attractive force between the shielding cap and a pump component to retain the shielding cap in place, and may further include a lip which allows the shielding cap to rest flush against a pump component, and a sidewall which allows the shielding cap to seal an opening in a pump component.


Patent
Cardiovascular Systems and Olympus Corporation | Date: 2013-01-23

An endoscopic surgical instrument (41) includes an insertion section (42) which is inserted into a body cavity, and a surgical section (43) which is disposed on a tip end of the insertion section (42) and treats an object. The surgical section (43) includes a body section (431), and a first electrode (433), a second electrode (435), and a third electrode (437) which are disposed on the body section (431). The surgical section (43) coagulates and cuts the object by using a combination of not less than two of the first electrode (433), the second electrode (435), and the third electrode (437).


Patent
Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2015-10-29

An endoscopic harvesting device removes a vessel from a body. The vessel has an anterior side closest to the skin. A sheath extends in a longitudinal direction with a dissector tip for advancing along the vessel substantially along the anterior side to create a flanking tunnel spaced away from the vessel. A ring-shaped blade is mounted to the sheath and is disposed in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and proximal of the dissector tip. The blade forms a lateral loop to encircle the vessel from the flanking tunnel. The blade comprises an inductively-heated ferromagnetic member configured to make a vasiform cut including a pedicle around the vessel as the sheath advances.


Patent
Cardiovascular Systems and Olympus Corporation | Date: 2013-07-24

A surgical treatment device which is used together with an endoscope, includes a sheath, a treatment portion, an operation portion including a grip portion, a scope holder, and a switching portion arranged between the grip portion and the scope holder. The treatment portion is arranged at the distal end portion of the sheath and includes first to third electrodes configured to treat a living tissue by using electrical energy. The operation portion is arranged at the proximal end portion of the sheath and configured to operate the treatment portion in a state that the grip portion is gripped. The scope holder is arranged at a proximal end portion of the operation portion and holds the endoscope in a state that the endoscope is aligned with the treatment portion. The switching portion is configured to switch between a first mode in which a treatment is given by using the first electrode and at least one of the second and third electrodes in the treatment portion and a second mode in which a treatment is given by using the second and third electrodes.


Patent
Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2014-02-10

A removable cap for a cardiovascular cannula has a sleeve section with an inner surface adapted to receive a connector end of the cannula. The cap has a top section closing a closed end of the sleeve section. A pull tab extends radially from an open end of the sleeve section. A pair of tear seams are sunk into the sleeve section and the top section defining a tear strip in the cap. The sleeve section includes a segmented snap ring protruding radially inward on the inner surface of the sleeve section except at a pair of gaps coinciding with the pair of tear seams. The top section includes a seal cylinder projecting concentrically from the top section to seal against an inside surface of the cannula connector end.


Patent
Olympus Corporation and Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2013-03-26

An endoscopic surgical instrument includes a wiping section that is provided at a tip part of an insertion section and is pivoted to wipe off extraneous matter adhering to an observation surface provided at a tip part of a lens the endoscope through a grip section and the insertion section. An axial member is inserted through the insertion section and is connected to the wiping section. An operation section is provided over a whole circumference of a tip end of the grip section in a longitudinal direction of the grip section, is connected to the axial member, and operates the wiping section through the axial member. A center axis of the operation section is coaxial to a center axis of an endoscope when the endoscope is inserted through the grip section and the insertion section.


Patent
Olympus Corporation and Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2013-03-26

A blunt dissector for endoscopic vein harvesting has a generally-cylindrical sheath for retaining an elongated endoscope. The sheath is elongated between a distal end and a proximal end. A transparent tip is disposed at the distal end of the sheath. A handle is disposed at the proximal end of the sheath. The sheath includes a selectably closable longitudinal slot having an opened configuration such that the endoscope can be inserted radially into the sheath. The longitudinal slot has a closed configuration that retains the endoscope within the sheath and presents a substantially it) smooth outer surface for use during dissection.


Patent
Cardiovascular Systems | Date: 2014-10-21

A perfusion system apparatus includes a subject simulator for simulating a subject. The subject simulator includes a circulatory system having an inlet line for receiving fluid from the perfusion system, an outlet line for transferring fluid to the perfusion system, at least one sensor for sensing at least one fluid property and at least one control device coupled to at least one of the inlet line and the outlet line. The control device manipulates the at least on fluid property based at least partially on signals from the at least one sensor, to thereby simulate a least one of compliance and resistance of the simulated subject.

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