Royersford, PA, United States
Royersford, PA, United States

Teleflex Incorporated , headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Teleflex has annual revenues of $1.7 billion, operations in 40 countries, and more than 11,000 employees. As of 2012, the chairman and CEO of the company was Benson F. Smith. By 2011, the company had substantially realigned to focus on its current business of medical-device manufacture, having undergone several years of active acquisitions and divestitures. Wikipedia.


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Teleflex | Date: 2016-11-14

A device to assist in securing a holding a portion of a suture during an intra-abdominal suturing procedure, the device including an elongated tubular body, a handle, an inner member element, and a push button. The inner member element may include at least one grasping element that expands as the at least one grasping element is extended beyond a distal end of the elongated tubular. The device may include a proximal spring disposed within the push button and abutting against a proximal end of the inner member element to allow the at least one grasping element to retract into the elongated tubular body in a proximal direction.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-07-28

A surgical clip cartridge, assembly, and method are provided for the storage, delivery, and loading of clips, such as those used in a surgical ligating process. The surgical clip cartridge includes a base portion extending in a longitudinal direction, the base portion having a bottom surface and defining a mounting groove for attaching the base portion onto a surgical instrument shaft. The base portion further includes a plurality of dividers extending from the base portion in a direction opposite of the bottom surface, and the plurality of dividers may be used to retain individual surgical clips therebetween for subsequent retrieval and loading onto a clip applier. The attachment of the surgical clip cartridge to the surgical instrument shaft enables the surgical clip cartridge to be deployed intracorporeally for use in surgical operations requiring applications of multiple surgical clips.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-11-07

A minimally invasive surgical assembly broadly includes an outer hollow needle which has an outer diameter of 3.0 mm or smaller, and a coaxial surgical instrument having a shaft which extends through the outer hollow needle. The coaxial surgical instrument includes end effectors at the end of the shaft which are biased to an open position such that when the end effectors of the surgical instrument extended out of the needle they open, and they are closed by relative movement of the needle over them. The assembly preferably includes a first fixing element which is used to fix the relative location of the surgical instrument and the needle. The assembly also preferably includes a second fixing element which moves relative to the needle and is located on the outside thereof and which is used to fix the relative location of the needle to the patient.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-11-08

A minimally invasive surgical assembly broadly includes an outer hollow needle which has an outer diameter of 3.0 mm or smaller, and a coaxial surgical instrument having a shaft which extends through the outer hollow needle. The coaxial surgical instrument includes end effectors at the end of the shaft which are biased to an open position such that when the end effectors of the surgical instrument extended out of the needle they open, and they are closed by relative movement of the needle over them. The assembly preferably includes a first fixing element which is used to fix the relative location of the surgical instrument and the needle. The assembly also preferably includes a second fixing element which moves relative to the needle and is located on the outside thereof and which is used to fix the relative location of the needle to the patient.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-10-24

A suture made of a woven braid of fibers is provided. The suture includes: at least one first end; at least one second end comprising a colorable material wherein the second end has been colored a single color along an entire length of the second end; and at least one third end comprising a colorable material wherein only a portion of the third end is colored a continuous color. In another embodiment, a method of manufacture of a suture is provided. The method includes: braiding an elongate suture from a first end, a second end comprising a colorable material, and a third end comprising a colorable material; coloring the second end a single first color along an entire length of the second end; coloring only a first portion of the third end a second color.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-09-16

A method for inserting at least a portion of a dilator and sheath assembly into a patient and for removing the dilator from the patient is disclosed. Initially, the dilator and sheath assembly is received. The dilator includes a radially enlarged dilator bump. At least the distal ends of the dilator and the sheath are inserted in an incision in the patient. A vector force is exerted to the dilator and sheath assembly to push the dilator and sheath assembly further within the patient. The dilator hub is decoupled from the sheath hub. The dilator is removed from the patient through the sheath, where the dilator bump radially stretches at least the circumferentially continuous sheath distal end during removal of the dilator from the patient.


Patent
Teleflex and The Laryngeal Mask Company Ltd | Date: 2016-11-02

A laryngeal mask airway device (200) comprising an airway tube (210) extending from a proximal end to a distal end (214), the airway tube (210) defining an internal passage (215) capable of receiving an endotracheal tube (195) therein, a mask portion (230) including an inflatable cuff (234) and defining an opening in fluid communication with the internal passage (215), the mask portion (230) being insertable through a mouth of a patient to an inserted location within the patient, the cuff (234) being adapted to surround a glottic opening of the patient when inflated and when the mask portion (230) is at the inserted location, and a fibre optic viewing device (300) having a distal end (314) and a proximal end (312), the distal end (314) of the fibre optic viewing device (300) being disposed adjacent the distal end (214) of the airway tube (210) to provide a remote view to a user.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-08-19

A polymeric surgical ligating clip is provided having curved leg members joined by a resilient hinge. A leg member includes a flexible rib protruding from a vessel clamping inner surface and extends longitudinally between the proximal and distal end portions of the leg member. The flexible rib defines a channel extending transversely through the rib along a majority of said length. The flexible rib can collapse and provides better retention of the clip on a vessel. The clip can contain a flexible rib on both legs in an interlocking fashion. Or a plurality of teeth can protrude from a second vessel clamping inner surface of a second leg member. The plurality of teeth can include first and second rows of teeth extending longitudinally on the second leg member, transversely separated from each other on opposite sides of a centerline of the clip.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-10-03

A ligation clip applier is provided. The clip applier includes: a pair of jaws; a distal clevis tube to which the jaws are pivotally mounted; a proximal clevis tube located behind the distal clevis tube, wherein the distal clevis tube and the proximal clevis tubes move axially with respect to each other; a clip lock actuator fixed to one of the proximal and distal clevis tubes; and a distal pushrod extending through the distal and proximal clevis tubes and forming a camming connection with the jaws configured to close and move the jaws toward a proximal direction toward the clip lock actuator when the distal pushrod is moved in the proximal direction. A method for applying a clip on a vessel is disclosed.


Patent
Teleflex | Date: 2016-02-08

An applier for ligation clip is provided. The applier includes: an outer tube having mounting bosses; a pair of jaws pivotally connected to the mounting bosses, the jaws having actuating projections; a feed tube located in the outer tube and configured to move axially within the outer tube, the feed tube having actuating slots in which the actuating projections are located; a clip lock arm located in the outer tube and configured to move axially within the outer tube; and a clip advance arm located in the outer tube and configured to move axially within the outer tube, the clip advance arm having flexible pinchers at one end of the clip advance arm. A method of applying a ligation clip is also disclosed.

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