Chest Innovations, Inc.
|Chest Innovations, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100049162||Mediastinoscopy access, sampling, and visualization kit featuring toroidal balloons and exotracheal method of using - The present invention provides various systems, a kit, and a method for improving access to, sampling within, and visualization of areas within the mediastinal cavity for assisting a surgeon in performing a mediastinoscopy procedure. The access system includes one or more preferably toroidal balloons that can be expanded to dilate and protect the inner walls of a bodily conduit. Instruments pass through hollow spaces within the expanded toroidal balloons. The proximally positioned balloons are expanded first and the unexpanded balloons to be positioned distally are passed through them and subsequently expanded. The sampling system includes an instrument with a rounded head having two or more jaws and a slit therein at the distal end of an elongated tubular body. The visualization system includes a 360° camera that can be positioned from proximal to distal a target site and can also do a U-turn about its axis of extension.||02-25-2010|
|20090124927||Endoscopic system for lung biopsy and biopsy method of insufflating gas to collapse a lung - An endoscopic biopsy system comprising a means for drawing a sample to be sealed, separated, and/or collected towards an instrument, such as a structure that includes one or more of: an extendable wire, an extendable mast, an extruded tube with at least one opening and a vacuum therein, a pivot point, a hinge, and a mounting block. The system should have a means to transfer energy to a sample after a sample is grasped, such as a conducting wire or an anvil. The system should also have an airtight means to remove a separated sample from a biopsy site for analysis, such as a collection bag or an internal vacuum suction system. The endoscopic biopsy system can be used in a method of obtaining a biopsy from the thoracic cavity that includes a step of insufflating gas to induce pneumothorax and collapse a lung.||05-14-2009|