Milpitas, CA, United States
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Patent
LSI Inc | Date: 2016-08-12

A depth limiter for surgical suturing is disclosed. The depth limiter has a tissue stop. The depth limiter also has at least one attachment point coupled to the tissue stop and configured to removably engage a surgical suturing device to position the tissue stop relative to a tissue bite area of the surgical suturing device. A further depth limiter for surgical suturing is disclosed. The depth limiter has a tissue stop. The depth limiter also has at least one attachment point coupled to the tissue stop and configured to engage a surgical suturing device to position the tissue stop relative to a tissue bite area of the surgical suturing device.


Patent
LSI Inc | Date: 2016-10-21

A minimally invasive surgical suturing device has a shaft; a needle slideably coupled to the shaft and having a ferrule engaging end; and a guide tip having a ferrule receiving aperture and moveably coupled to the shaft for selectable movement between a retracted position and an enabled position. In a related method, a distal shaft end, having a guide tip in a retracted position, is passed through a minimally invasive entry point and into a body cavity. The guide tip having a ferrule receiving aperture is actuated into an enabled position such that an insertion profile of the guide tip and shaft in the enabled position is larger than an access dimension of the minimally invasive entry point. A needle, slideably coupled to the shaft and having a ferrule engaging end, is advanced on a path substantially parallel to the shaft, toward and in alignment with the ferrule receiving aperture.


Patent
LSI Inc | Date: 2016-08-18

A surgical snare assembly is disclosed. The surgical snare assembly has a suture fastener having an entrance and an exit. The surgical snare assembly also has first and second suture engaging loops. The surgical snare assembly further has first and second handles configured such that: a) movement of the first handle a first distance away from the suture fastener causes the first suture engaging loop to move through the suture fastener from the exit to the entrance; and b) movement of the second handle a second distance away from the suture fastener causes the second suture engaging loop to move through the suture fastener from the entrance to the exit.


A ferrule is disclosed for use with a surgical suturing device. The ferrule has a suture interface and a needle receptacle. The ferrule also has one or more indentations protruding into the needle receptacle. The ferrule further has one or more slits adjacent the one or more indentations. Another ferrule is disclosed for use with a surgical suturing device. The ferrule has a suture interface and a needle receptacle. The ferrule also has three indentations protruding into the needle receptacle. The ferrule further has three slits, each of the slits substantially centered between a different pair of indentations from the three indentations, and wherein each of the slits is longer and thinner than any one of the three indentations.


Patent
LSI Inc | Date: 2016-08-19

A suturing backstop is disclosed. The suturing backstop has a suturing device receiver configured to receive at least a portion of a tissue bite area of a suturing device. The suturing backstop also has a sewing cuff receptacle. The suturing backstop further has one or more needle guides adjacent the sewing cuff receptacle. The suturing backstop also has one or more alignment stops configured to position said portion of the tissue bite area within the suturing device receiver such that when a needle from the suturing device is extended from a retracted to an engaged position, the needle passes through the sewing cuff receptacle and through a corresponding one of the one or more needle guides. A related method for placing sutures into a sewing cuff of a prosthetic replacement device is also disclosed.


An adjustable motion limiter for a minimally invasive surgical device is disclosed. The adjustable motion limiter includes a cam surface and a positioning interface. Another adjustable motion limiter for a minimally invasive surgical device is disclosed. The adjustable motion limiter has a positioning interface comprising a grooved protrusion. The adjustable motion limiter also has a cam surface comprising an arcuate surface and facing a direction which is substantially perpendicular to a direction the positioning interface faces. The adjustable motion limiter further has an adjustment key and one or more locking teeth. A minimally invasive surgical device having an adjustable motion limiter is also disclosed.


A rotation adapter for a minimally invasive surgical apparatus is disclosed. The rotation adapter has a proximal journal and a distal journal. The rotation adapter also has a rotation index coupled between the proximal and distal journals. The rotation adapter further has an actuator input and an effector output. A rotation adapter receiver for a minimally invasive surgical apparatus is also disclosed. The rotation adapter receiver has opposing beams and a proximal bushing coupled between the opposing beams. The rotation adapter receiver also has a distal bushing coupled between the opposing beams. The rotation adapter receiver further has a rotation constraint coupled between the opposing beams and positioned between the proximal and distal bushings.


An instrument for crimping a suture fastener to a surgical suture is disclosed. The instrument has a shaft and an expanded receiving face configured to receive the suture fastener and to provide a smoothing radius for a distal end of the shaft. The instrument also has an anvil in the distal end of the shaft. The instrument further has a hammer in the distal end of the shaft and moveable relative to the anvil for crimping the suture fastener therebetween and received in the expanded receiving face. The instrument also has a pusher moveable in a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the shaft and configured to engage at least one of the hammer and the anvil for urging the hammer and the anvil together.


A suturing device for minimally invasive surgery is disclosed. The suturing device has a head defining one or more ferrule holders and a tissue bite area. The device also has a first needle comprising a flywheel portion and one or more curved arms extending from the flywheel portion, each of the one or more curved arms comprising a ferrule engaging tip, wherein the first needle is pivotably coupled to the head. The suturing device further has a first actuator coupled to the first needle and configured to rotate it from a retracted position, where the ferrule engaging tip of each of the one or more curved arms starts away from the one or more ferrule holders, through the tissue bite area, and to an engaged position where the ferrule engaging tip of each of the one or more curved arms is operationally aligned with the one or more ferrule holders.


A surgical snare assembly is disclosed. The surgical snare assembly has a suture fastener having an entrance and an exit. The surgical snare assembly also has a proximal suture engaging loop and a distal suture engaging loop. The surgical snare assembly further has a handle coupled to the proximal and distal suture engaging loops, and configured such that: 1) movement of the handle a first distance away from the suture fastener causes the proximal suture engaging loop to move through the suture fastener from the entrance to the exit; and 2) movement of the handle a second distance away from the suture fastener causes the distal suture engaging loop to move through the suture fastener from the entrance to the exit.

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