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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090030495 - System for controlled prosthesis deployment: A system for controlled deployment of a prosthesis, in which a sheath is retracted from a prosthesis in a body vessel or duct. The system includes a handle for deploying the prosthesis, the handle comprises a base member fixed to a catheter, and a slide member for sliding past the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090030496 - Insertion system for stents, comprising tension-compression kinematics: The present invention relates to a device for inserting a self-expanding stent into a body vessel. The device comprises a tube, a pushing element and a grip having a housing via which the pushing element is secured on the grip. Further, the device comprises a stent carrier and a moveable... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090030497 - Retention wire for self-expanding stent: A delivery system for self-expanding stents is provided. The delivery system includes a wire releasably attached to a portion of the self-expanding stent. The wire restrains movement of the stent when the stent is released from the delivery system. Thus, more accurate placement of the stent may be possible.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090030498 - Arteriovenous access valve system and process: An arteriovenous graft system is described. The arteriovenous graft system includes an arteriovenous graft that is well suited for use during hemodialysis. In order to minimize or prevent arterial steal, at least one valve device is positioned at the arterial end of the arteriovenous graft. In one embodiment, a subcutaneous... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.a.

20090030499 - Flexible stretch stent-graft: A stent device (10) comprises a first graft member (20), a second graft member and a stent frame (12) defining a central axis. The frame has an abluminal surface engaged with the first graft member and a luminal surface engaged with the second graft member such that the first graft... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090030501 - Axially nested slide and lock expandable device: The inventions relate generally to expandable medical implants for maintaining support of a body lumen and, in particular, to an axially nested, diametrically expandable, slide and lock vascular device for enlarging an occluded portion of a vessel. The axially nested vascular device desirably achieves both competitive crossing profiles while maintaining... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090030500 - Iron ion releasing endoprostheses: An endoprosthesis that includes a base portion and a source of Fe(II) ions that is compositionally distinct from the base portion and releasable from the endoprosthesis under physiological conditions.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090030502 - Socket for fenestrated tubular prosthesis: A stent graft adapted to telescopically receive a secondary stent graft characterized in that the stent graft comprises at least one socket communicating with at least one opening in the stent graft. The at least one socket comprises an elastic wall that forms a lumen with a stent at least... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090030494 - Method and devices for treatment of vulnerable (unstable) and/or stable atherosclerotic plaque by disrupting pathologic vasa vasorum of the atherosclerotic plaque: A drug-eluting stent is disclosed; together with various methods for treating atherosclerotic plaques and other cardiovascular diseases via intervention on vasa vasorum.... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP

20090030503 - Method and apparatus for percutaneous aortic valve replacement: A method for percutaneous aortic valve (PAV) replacement and a temporary aortic valve used to facilitate the same. The temporary valve is comprised of a reversibly expandable occluding means, such as balloons, surrounding a central catheter mechanism. The temporary valve is positioned within the ascending aorta, just above and downstream... Agent: Seth M. Reiss, Aal A Limited Liability Law Company

20090030505 - Drug eluting implantable medical device with hemocompatible and/or prohealing topcoat: The present invention relates to implantable medical devices coated with polymer having hemocompatible and/or prohealing moieties appended thereto and to their use in the treatment of vascular diseases.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090030504 - Medical devices comprising porous inorganic fibers for the release of therapeutic agents: In accordance with an aspect of the invention, implantable or insertable medical devices are provided which comprise a substrate and a therapeutic-agent-loaded porous inorganic fiber.... Agent: Mayer & Williams Pc

20090030507 - Degradable metal stent having agent-containing coating: A stent comprising a degradable metal stent main body; a partition layer which is applied to the surface of the stent main body so that at least parts of the surface of the luminal side are not covered; and an agent-containing layer which is applied to the surface of the... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090030506 - Endoprosthesis and method for manufacturing same: A stent with a basic mesh comprising an at least largely biodegradable material and a coating (30) arranged on the biodegradable material. The basic mesh is covered completely by a coating, except for at least one degradation area (23, 25, 32), whereby the at least one degradation area (23, 25,... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090030508 - Stent mandrel fixture and method for reducing coating defects: A stent mandrel fixture for supporting a stent during the application of a coating substance is provided.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090030509 - Stent mandrel fixture and method for reducing coating defects: A stent mandrel fixture for supporting a stent during the application of a coating substance is provided.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090030510 - Methods and apparatus for percutaneous aortic valve replacement: A delivery system and method for percutaneous aortic valve (PAV) replacement and apparatus used therein. A temporary aortic valve comprised of a reversibly expandable occluding means, such as balloons, surrounds a central catheter mechanism. The temporary valve is positioned within the ascending aorta, just above and downstream from the coronary... Agent: Zachary J. Antalis

20090030511 - Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same: A method of making a replacement heart valve device whereby a fragment of biocompatible tissue material is treated and soaked in one or more alcohol solutions and a solution of gluteraldehyde. The dried biocompatible tissue material is folded and rehydrated in such a way that forms a two- or three-leaflet/cusp... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, P.a.

20090030512 - Circulatory valve, system and method: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for use in a vascular system. The apparatus include a circulatory valve having a valve frame in which frame members define frame cells. Frame cells include joints in opposing relationship, where the joints transition from a first stable equilibrium state through an unstable equilibrium state to... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, Pllc

20090030513 - Multifocal phakic intraocular lens: The invention relates to a multifocal phakic intraocular lens having three focal regions having varying radii of curvature. When properly structured and placed, the lenses of the invention provide near, far and intermediate vision. The lens may also comprise a fenestration which permits flow of aqueous through the fenestration to... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090030514 - Intraocular lens: An intraocularlens of novel structure by which the outer circumferential part of an optical portion can be pressed stably against a posterior capsule under worn state and crisis of secondary cataract can be suppressed more advantageously. A pair of coupling portions (14, 14) are formed to hold an optical portion... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090030515 - All-barrier elastomeric gel-filled breast prosthesis: An elastomeric gel-filled prosthetic implant having a shell made of a single gel barrier layer. The barrier layer is formed of a homogeneous silicone elastomer capable of sterically retarding permeation of the silicone gel through the shell and having a bleed rate that is less than about 40% of the... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090030516 - Surgical implant with extracortical support for a ligament transplant: A surgical implant (22) used to fix a ligament transplant (18) adapted to connect two bones on either side of a joint. The ligament transplant is fixed in a tunnel (10, 16) pierced from the outer cortical wall of a first bone and extending through a pre-determined depth of a... Agent: James C. Lydon

20090030517 - Bone xenografts: The invention provides an article of manufacture comprising a substantially non-immunogenic bone xenograft (X) for implantation into a defect (D) located in a bone portion (10) of a human. The invention further provides methods for preparing a bone xenograft (X) by removing at least a portion of bone from a... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090030518 - fusionless vertebral physeal device and method: An intravertebral device for modulating vertebral growth without changing spinal mobility or compressing the intervertebral disc. By implanting the device around the vertebral growth plate, on the convex side of the curvature, a compression is induced on one side of the growth plate during the vertebral growth. This local growth... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090030521 - Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis: An intervertebral disc prosthesis includes upper and lower rigid endplates and an elastomeric core structure located between the endplates and attached thereto, wherein the elastomeric core structure has a centroid positioned posterior to a centroid of at least one of the endplates.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc

20090030520 - Fixation device for bones: A fixation device for bones includes a member which is to be fixed to one or more bones and has at least one bore for receiving a bone screw, wherein the at least one bore comprises a first internal thread portion. The bone screw has a first shaft section provided... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090030519 - Intervertebral cage designs: Cage systems that improve upon the prior art in various ways. In the preferred embodiments, devices are radiolucent, with markers, thereby allowing visualization of placement without excessive obscuration. Devices according to the invention eliminate multiple steps, instruments and trays, while being capable of a custom fit. The devices according to... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090030522 - Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus: The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least partially in the subannular space. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed, which help to secure the treatment device in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090030523 - Veretebra stabilizing assembly: An implant assembly for implantation between upper and lower spinous processes includes an interspinous implant and a removable clip. The implant may have an interspinous portion having upper and lower surfaces for engagement with the respective upper and lower spinous process, and a thickness therebetween sufficient to restore anatomical tension... Agent: Coats & Bennett/medtronic

20090030524 - Antioxidant doping of crosslinked polymers to form non-eluting bearing components: Methods provide a non-eluting antioxidant doped UHMWPE in the form of an implant bearing component. The process includes the steps of: (a) providing a preform; (b) irradiating the preform with γ-irradiation to crosslink the UHMWPE; (c) doping the crosslinked preform by exposing it to an antioxidant composition at a temperature... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090030525 - Method for restoring a damaged or degenerated intervertebral disc: The present invention relates to a minimally-invasive method for restoring a damaged or degenerated intervertebral disc at an early stage. The method comprises the step of administering an injectable in situ setting formulation in the nucleus pulposus of the damaged or degenerated disc of the patient. The formulation once injected... Agent: David S. Resnick

20090030527 - Amorphous metal alloy medical devices: Specifically, this invention provides implantable surgical fabrics comprising amorphous metal alloys. The presence of amorphous metal alloys in these fabrics can serve a variety of purposes, including structurally reinforcing the surgical fabric and/or imparting to the fabric the ability to shield against harmful radiation. The fabric may be used inside... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20090030526 - Collagen device and method of preparing the same: A laminated, bioimplantable dural graft product is configured for use as both an onlay graft and a suturable graft. The dural graft product is sufficiently pliable so as to sufficiently conform to a curvature of a tissue surface to which it is applied, such as the curved surface of a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090030528 - Devices and methods for treating defects in the tissue of a living being: An implant for deployment in select locations or select tissue for regeneration of tissue is disclosed. The implant includes collagen and or other bio-resorbable materials, where the implant may also be used for therapy delivery. Additionally, the implant may include, or have blended in, an additive, such as an osteoinductive... Agent: Jeffrey C. Kelly

20090030529 - Totally implantable hearing prosthesis: The invention comprises a totally implantable hearing prosthesis for hearing impaired persons. An inertial vibrational element is hermetically sealed and implanted in bone between the lateral and superior semicircular canals without breaching the integrity of the canals. The vibrational element is adapted to vibrate the walls of the canals and... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20090030530 - Electronically controlled prosthetic system: A prosthetic joint system for users comprising a housing having an interior cavity, a center axis in said interior cavity, and an attachment means for fixedly connecting said housing to said user; an inner cylinder disposed in said housing interior cavity wherein said inner cylinder rotates around said center axis... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090030531 - Prosthetic foot: Embodiments of low cost prosthetic feet include a footplate with a connection mechanism embedded within a first foam element having a first stiffness. A second foam element is bonded to the footplate and has a recess in a proximal surface and a stiffness greater than the first foam element. The... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

  
01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090024199 - Controlled porosity stent: A method of manufacturing a stent includes forming a stent blank including a predetermined alloy composition, the alloy composition including at least base element and at least one sacrificial element and forming a stent framework from the stent blank. The method further includes removing at least a portion of the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Ip Legal Department

20090024200 - Drug eluting medical device and method: A drug elution stent includes a stent framework and a drug elution portion disposed on the stent framework. The drug elution portion includes a first sugar layer disposed on the stent framework, at least one therapeutic agent layer disposed on the first sugar layer and a second sugar layer disposed... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Ip Legal Department

20090024201 - Apparatus and method for deploying self-expanding stents: An assembly for delivering a stent to an intraluminal location comprising a catheter having an inner member and an outer member, a stent positioned between the inner member and the outer member at the catheter distal end, and a cutter/slider/deployment mechanism slidable secured to the catheter proximal end. A user... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090024202 - Cea system and method for delivering a self-expanding stent: Self-expanding stent delivery systems and methods having an introducer that receives a delivery catheter. The delivery catheter includes an outer body, an inner body and a stent loaded onto a stent bed within the inner body. The outer body receives the inner body with the stent loaded on the stent... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090024204 - Expandable support device and method of use: A closable-tip fracture stent for tissue repair is disclosed. The device can be used to repair hard or soft tissue, such as bone or vertebral discs. A method of repairing tissue is also disclosed. The device comprises a flexible or semi-rigid wall, defining an interior cavity, and one or more... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090024203 - Surgical site access system and deployment device for same: An expandable surgical site access system and method for using the expandable surgical site access system to perform minimally invasive, percutaneous surgeries to access the spine or other bone structures, organs, or locations of the body is disclosed. In one embodiment, the surgical site access system includes an elongated, expandable... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, Llc

20090024205 - Radially expandable stent: A highly compressible stent is described. The stent includes a plurality of circumferentially offset and interconnected undulating rings having intermediate struts disposed between at least some of the undulating ring struts.... Agent: Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason, P.c

20090024206 - Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent: An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portions or ostial regions. The stent can include an end region which is fabricated to have a greater radial strength than the remaining axial length of the stent. Such a stent is particularly suited for use in ostial regions, which... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20090024198 - Stent with helical elements: An expandable stent comprised of a plurality of helical segments is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent is generally cylindrical in shape having a cylindrical axis, and comprises a first and second set of helical segments. The helical segments in the first set are substantially parallel and have a first... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.a.

20090024207 - Stent having helical elements: An expandable stent comprised of a plurality of helical segments is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent is generally cylindrical in shape having a cylindrical axis, and the comprises at least two a first and second set of helical segments. The helical segments in the first set are substantially parallel... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department

20090024208 - Stent: An elongate device (19), arcuate in cross-section, for placement around a vessel (4), comprises an essentially non-porous outer layer and a biodegradable inner layer. An alternative device comprises a tubular portion (3) for placement around a graft and a portion (2), arcuate in cross-section that can straddle a native vessel,... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090024209 - Hypotubes for intravascular drug delivery: An implantable device capable of delivering drugs is disclosed. An example of the device is a stent that comprises at least one hypotube having a lumen and one or more pores. The lumen of the hypotube is configured to retain drugs that can be eluted through the one or more... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Ip Legal Department

20090024210 - Medication depot for medical implants: A method for producing an agent depot for mechanical connection to a surface of an endovascular implantable body, comprising a) providing one or more polymers; b) providing one or more agents; and c) producing an agent depot from said polymers and said agents, the agent depot being mechanically connectable to... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090024211 - Stent with a coating or filling of a cavity: A stent of a metallic base body and with an SiO2-containing or silicate-containing coating or filling of a cavity.... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090024212 - A method for performing intravascular cardiac surgery: For the treatment of an insufficient cardiac valve or a cardiac valve with a stenosis, a device is provided that comprises a micro axial pump (40). The pump portion (14) of the micro axial pump carries a dilating device (18) suitable for pushing open a stenosis in a valve. The... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090024213 - Method and apparatus for external stabilization of the heart valves and myocardium: The present disclosure is directed to an external cardiac basal annuloplasty system (ECBAS or BACE-System: basal annuloplasty of the cardia externally) and methods for treatment of regurgitation of mitral and tricuspid valves. The BACE-System provides the ability to correct leakage of regurgitation of the valves with or without the use... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090024214 - Intra-ocular artificial lens with variable optical strength: An intra-ocular artificial lens with variable optical strength, having at least two optical elements, at least two of which are movable relative to each other in a direction extending transversely of the optical axis, wherein the optical elements have a form such that in different positions of the movable optical... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090024215 - Multilayer tissue implant having a compliance that simulates tissue: Disclosed are implantable tissue augmentation devices, methods, and associated tools. The devices include an inflatable body, having an inner layer and an outer layer. A valve is provided for permitting the introduction of and retaining inflation media. At least one pull tab is provided on an end of the implant,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090024216 - Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent: A spinal disc annulus repair stent for repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, which may incorporate suture closure or other means of stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedures on the spinal discs. In... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090024217 - Expandable bone device: An expandable bone device including first and second bone support elements, a manipulator positioned between the first and second bone support elements and connected to them by link members, the manipulator adapted to move the first and second bone support elements between a collapsed orientation and an expanded orientation, wherein... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20090024218 - Intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant, specifically an artificial intervertebral disk, with a central axis, and an upper plate-shaped section, suitable for laying onto the base plate of a vertebral body lying on top, a lower plate-shaped section, suitable for laying onto the cover plate of a vertebral body lying below, wherein a... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20090024219 - Polymeric joint complex and methods of use: The invention describes a variety of implantable artificial joint complexes adapted for implantation within a target joint space within a human body. The joint complexes comprise: an expandable joint segment adapted to fit within the target joint space; and at least one of a first cannulated anchor adapted to engage... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090024220 - Arrangement for increasing the stress resistance of implants and one such implant: An arrangement and an implant are provided for increasing the stress resistance of the implant arranged in an upper jaw bone (1). The implant has access via parts (9, 4′) to the sinus cavity (5). At said parts, the implant is arranged with a convex or rounded front surface which,... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090024221 - Modular total elbow prosthesis, humeral component and associated kit: An ulnar assembly for use with a humeral component to form an elbow prosthesis is provided. The ulnar assembly includes a first component including a portion thereof defining a stem for implantation in a cavity formed in the ulna. The first component defines a longitudinal axis thereof generally coincident with... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090024222 - Apparatus for total hip replacement for cases of hip ankylosis and severe joint infection: A hip replacement apparatus that normally includes a supporting rod bent into an acute angle at its center with a rounded head on one end. This supporting rod can be received at the pelvis into a pre-assembled housing with a backplate and front plate where the unit can be cemented... Agent: Clifford Kraft

20090024223 - Crafting of cartilage: The invention is directed to producing a shaped cartilage matrix isolated from a human or animal where the cartilage has been crafted to facilitate disinfection, cleaning, devitalization, recellularization, and/or integration after implantation. The invention relates to a process for repairing a cartilage defect and implantation of a cartilage graft into... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090024225 - Implant for targeting therapeutic procedure: An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has a predetermined shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and has a density less than or equal to about 1.03 g/cc. When the device is implanted in a resected cavity in soft tissue, it causes the cavity to conform... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090024224 - Implantation of cartilage: The invention is directed towards a process for implanting a cartilage graft into a cartilage defect and sealing the implanted cartilage graft with recipient tissue by creating a first bore down to the bone portion of the cartilage defect, creating a second shaped bore that is concentric to and on... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090024227 - Methods of forming a multilayer tissue implant to create an accordion effect on the outer layer: Disclosed are implantable tissue augmentation devices, methods, and associated tools. The devices include an inflatable body, having an inner layer and an outer layer. A valve is provided for permitting the introduction of and retaining inflation media. At least one pull tab is provided on an end of the implant,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090024226 - Methods of forming a tissue implant having a tissue contacting layer held under compression: Disclosed are implantable tissue augmentation devices, methods, and associated tools. The devices include an inflatable body, having an inner layer and an outer layer. A valve is provided for permitting the introduction of and retaining inflation media. At least one pull tab is provided on an end of the implant,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090024228 - Tissue implant having a biased layer and compliance that simulates tissue: Disclosed are implantable tissue augmentation devices, methods, and associated tools. The devices include an inflatable body, having an inner layer and an outer layer. A valve is provided for permitting the introduction of and retaining inflation media. At least one pull tab is provided on an end of the implant,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090024229 - Devitalization and recellularization of cartilage: The present invention is directed toward recellularizing a devitalized cartilage graft with viable recellularizable cells in vivo, in situ, or in vitro to render the tissue vital. The present invention is also directed toward repairing a cartilage defect and implanting a cartilage graft into a human or animal by crafting... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

  
01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090018634 - Dual taper stent protector: A dual taper stent protector having a first stent covering region configured to cover a stent without substantially engaging the stent, a second covering region, and an engagement region for engaging a product mandrel removably disposed within a catheter shaft, and first and second tapered regions connecting the first stent... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090018636 - Methods and apparatus for rapid endovascular vessel occlusion and blood flow interruption: An occluding device including expandable scaffold and a flow-limiting member is described. In some embodiments the scaffold is an expandable or self-expanding stent deliverable over a guide wire. The flow-limiting member can include a valve that can be closed following deployment. On deployment the stent and flow-limiting member can engage... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090018633 - Protector for an insertable or implantable medical device: A protector for a medical device including a tubular member, the tubular member including a polymer matrix material and a scavenger for moisture, oxygen or a combination thereof dispersed in the polymer matrix material.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090018635 - Stent protector: A method for providing a catheter assembly with a protective sleeve for a stent delivery system wherein the protective sleeve has a removable portion that is removed from about the stent before the system is inserted into a patient, and the protective sleeve made thereby.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090018637 - Tubular devices having reversible components for deployment of endoluminal occluders and related methods and systems: Described are devices, methods, and systems useful for deploying one or more occlusive prostheses within the vasculature of a patient. Illustrative devices can include a deployment tube or sheath that contains an occlusive prosthesis, wherein a segment of the sheath is reversible by a user so as to deploy the... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090018638 - Minimally invasive medical device and method for delivery of therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall: The invention relates to minimally invasive device for delivering therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall. The device includes an introducer tube, a tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first lumen extending therebetween, the tubular member being slidably disposed within the introducer tube; a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090018640 - Dual taper stent protector: A dual taper stent protector having a first stent covering region configured to cover a stent without substantially engaging the stent, a second covering region, and an engagement region for engaging a product mandrel removably disposed within a catheter shaft, and first and second tapered regions connecting the first stent... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090018639 - Endoprosthesis coating: An endoprosthesis, such as a stent, includes anchoring regions formed of polymer that enhance adherence of a coating, e.g. a drug eluting polymer coating, to a stent surface, e.g. made of ceramic. The anchoring regions can be formed using stamping processes.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090018641 - Large vessel stents: Large cell stents can be made having a plurality of cylindrical segments; and a plurality of connectors that join the segments to form a hollow tube, in which each segment comprises a series of support elements joined end to end at turning points in a zig-zag pattern to form a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090018642 - Methods to improve the stability of celluar adhesive proteins and peptides: The present disclosure provides surface-binding cell adhesion polypeptides including cell adhesion polypeptides attached to a surface-binding moiety having binding affinity for one or more materials present in a metallic and/or non-metallic inorganic surface. The surface-binding cell adhesion polypeptides are useful for forming a layer having improved adhesion to and stability... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090018643 - Stents: The invention provides a composition comprising a stent and a polymer scaffold.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20090018644 - Boron-enhanced shape memory endoprostheses: An endoprosthesis comprises a member capable of supporting a body passageway. The member has a surface region overlying a bulk region, and comprises a shape memory alloy and boron. The concentration of boron in the surface region is greater than the concentration of boron in the bulk region.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090018645 - Endoprostheses containing boride intermetallic phases: An endoprosthesis including an alloy having a matrix comprising titanium, niobium, or a combination thereof and a plurality of boride intermetallic phases within the matrix.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090018646 - Coating employing an anti-thrombotic conjugate: A biodegradable antithrombotic conjugate having heparin and other anti-thrombotic moieties are introduced as side chains to the polymer backbone modified by click chemistry. Various bioabsorbable monomers and dimers such as valerolactone may be used in the monomer derivation, homo- and co-polymerization, and the conjugation with a biologically active molecule by... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090018647 - Endoprosthesis coating: An endoprosthesis, such as a stent, includes a chemical tie layer formed of polymer that enhance adherence of a coating, e.g. a drug eluting polymer coating, to a stent surface, e.g. made of ceramic.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090018648 - Stent with a coating: A stent of a metallic base body with a selenium-containing coating or filling of a cavity.... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090018649 - Reinforcement device for a biological valve and reinforced biological valve: A reinforcement device for a biological valve includes an arrangement of supports configured to establish a double-trigone geometry in the valve and coupled to a base upon which the valve may be mounted. A plurality of commissural supports establish the geometry of a commissural trigone, and a plurality of intercommissural... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090018650 - Ophthalmological zonular stretch segment for treating presbyopia: The invention comprises a device for treating presbyopia. A stretch segment is provided for intraocular implantation into the annular sulcus region defined by the intersection of the iris and ciliary body. The stretch segment engages and exerts an outward radial tension against the ciliary body. The segment is designed to... Agent: Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

20090018651 - Off-axis anti-reflective intraocular lenses: Exemplary embodiments provide a coated intraocular lens that has a lens body with a first refractive index and an anti-reflective coating. The coating covers at least a portion of the lens body and has a second index of refraction that is less than the first index of refraction of the... Agent: Alcon

20090018652 - Accommodating intraocular lenses and associated systems, frames, and methods: An intraocular lens for providing accommodative vision to a subject includes a frame disposed about an optical axis, a first optical element, a second optical element, and a connecting element operably coupling the frame to the optical elements. The frame comprises an anterior frame element and a posterior frame element.... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

20090018653 - Hybrid and portable power supplies for electrolytically detaching implantable medical devices: A medical system comprises a power supply coupled to an implant assembly, the power supply configured for detecting an energy delivery type of the implantable assembly and delivering electrical energy to the implant assembly in a mode corresponding to the detected energy delivery type, thereby electrolytically severing the joint. In... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090018654 - Double socket acl reconstruction: An all-inside double-socket ACL reconstruction technique, according to which a femoral socket and a closed tibial socket are provided to accommodate retrograde fixation of at least one graft (for example, a semitendonosus allograft) within the sockets. The closed tibial socket is formed by using a retrograde drill device provided with... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090018655 - Composite implant for surgical repair: Disclosed are biocompatible implants that combine a scaffold material for supporting long term repair of a soft tissue with an elongated member such as a suture for aiding in placement of the scaffold during a surgical procedure as well as for immediate mechanical reinforcement of a repair site. The components... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090018656 - Surgical implantation method and devices for an extra-articular mechanical energy absorbing apparatus: A surgical implantation approach for preparing a patient and precisely and effectively placing an energy absorbing apparatus relative to the patient's anatomy. Various surgical implantation apparatus and methods for achieving proper device-to-anatomy juxtapositional relationships are employed in the implantation approach.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Exploramed Nc4, Inc.

20090018657 - Skeletal implant for replacing a human bone: A skeletal implant for replacing a human bone includes an inner reinforcing member and an outer plasticized and fluid resistant layer encasing the inner reinforcing member. A structurally rigid and foamable layer is disposed between the inner reinforcing member and the outer plasticized layer. An end of the outer layer... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090018658 - Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis: This invention relates generally to spine surgery and, in particular, to methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis.... Agent: Jonathan Spangler Nuvasive, Inc.

20090018660 - Hybrid fusion/arthroplasty device: The present embodiments relate to a joint treatment device for improved treatment of a diseased joint. The joint treatment device comprises first and second components, which are coupled to first and second bone portions, respectively, at the joint. The first component and the second component are configured to be coupled... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090018663 - Intervertebral implant and associated method: An intervertebral implant and associated method. The intervertebral implant can include a first component having a first articulating surface and a first bone engagement surface for engaging a first vertebra, and a second component having a second articulating surface and a second bone engagement surface for engaging a second vertebra... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090018662 - Intervertebral implant for the lumbosacral joint: The invention provides an intervertebral implant for the lumbo-sacral joint, the implant comprising a spacer (20) suitable for being disposed between the fifth lumbar vertebra L5 and the vertebra S1 of the sacrum that is articulated to the vertebra L5, the implant comprises a flexible tie (50) having end portions... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20090018659 - Invertebral spinal implant and method of making the same: An invertebral implant for replacing a damage invertebral disk within the spinal column can include a generally flat body having opposing surfaces. To promote bone growth and fusion of the adjacent vertebrae together, in an aspect, the implant can be provided with osteogenic or medicinal material received into one or... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090018661 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs: Prosthetic intervertebral discs and methods for using the same are described. The subject prosthetic discs include upper and lower endplates separated by a compressible core member. The prosthetic discs described herein include one-piece, two-piece, three-piece, and four-piece structures. The subject prosthetic discs exhibit stiffness in the vertical direction, torsional stiffness,... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090018664 - Joint endoprosthesis and method for assembly such a prosthesis: A prosthesis, in particular a shoulder prosthesis, includes a socket part receiving a joint head; an anchoring part anchoring the prosthesis in a bone; and a connecting arrangement securely connecting the socket part to the anchoring part. The socket part is assigned at least one pin and the anchoring part... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090018665 - Surgical implantation method and devices for an extra-articular mechanical energy absorbing apparatus: A surgical implantation approach for preparing a patient and precisely and effectively placing an energy absorbing apparatus relative to the patient's anatomy. Various surgical implantation apparatus and methods for achieving proper device-to-anatomy juxtapositional relationships are employed in the implantation approach.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Exploramed Nc4, Inc.

20090018666 - Set for creating an offset-resurfacing hip-joint implant: A set is provided for creating an offset-resurfacing hip-joint implant. The set includes a 1 to 1.5 mm thick metallic acetabulum shell (1) for insertion into the natural acetabulum, from which only cartilage has been removed, a metallic head cap (2) for placement on the natural hip-joint head, from which... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090018667 - Composition for an injectable bone mineral substitute material: The invention refers to an injectable composition for a bone mineral substitute material, which comprises a dry powder mixed with an aqueous liquid. The powder comprises a first reaction component comprising a calcium suphate hemihydrate with the capability of being hardened to calcium sulphate dihydrate when reacting with said aqueous... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090018668 - Sorption method, device, and system: The invention relates to a method of separating components of a fluid mixture comprising the steps of providing a fluid, providing a sorbent structure (120), sorbing a first component of the fluid, desorbing the first component, and electrokinetically biasing the first component in a direction other than the vector of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090018669 - Articulating prosthetic ankle joint: According to some embodiments, the present description relates to a prosthetic articulating ankle joint. The ankle joint may include a horseshoe shaped component. The horseshoe shaped component may include an anterior gap to allow dorsiflexion, a posterior portion, at least one lateral indentation in the posterior portion to allow eversion... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090018670 - Finger and hand prosthesis: The invention relates to a finger prosthesis comprising a base element, which is formed to receive forces and torques and can be provided with an elastic covering to achieve a natural appearance. Furthermore, the invention relates to a hand prosthesis comprising a chassis and a finger prosthesis arranged on it.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

  
01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090012596 - Stent with bioabsorbable membrane: In at least one embodiment, the invention is directed to a stent having a tubular wall where at least a portion of the tubular wall comprises a bioabsorbable membrane. In the portion of the tubular wall containing the bioabsorbable membrane, the members (e.g. struts and connectors) of the stent are... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090012595 - Therapeutic drug-eluting endoluminal covering: The present invention is of methods of preventing restenosis and promoting vascular re-healing. Specifically, the present invention is of a method of exposing the luminal wall of a blood vessel to a substance by deploying a drug-eluting polymer film inside the lumen of a blood vessel during or following angioplasty.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090012597 - Universal modular stent graft assembly to accommodate flow to collateral branches: Universal modular stented graft assemblies are assembled, on site, and often in a patient's parent artery, from at least two components; a first component and a second component. The first and second components each include a window, or fenestration. The second component couples with the first component by fitting at... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090012598 - Method of fabricating an implantable medical device by deformation of a tube or a sheet: A method of fabricating an implantable medical device, such as a stent, from a plastically deformed tube or sheet is described herein. The implantable medical device may be an endoprosthesis such as a stent. The method may include elongating a tube longitudinally along a cylindrical axis of the tube. The... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090012599 - Biodegradable connectors: An expandable bifurcated stent is formed of a main body and a first branch. The body wall is made up of interconnected stent members that define a plurality of cells, at least one of which is a side opening. The first branch body extends from the body wall from at... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090012600 - Kit which is intended to be implanted in a blood vessel, and associated tubular endoprosthesis: The invention concerns a kit (11) comprising a tubular endoprosthesis (19) having an inner surface (57) delimiting a channel (58) with longitudinal axis (X-X′). It comprises a prosthetic valve (17) designed to be implanted in the channel (58). The valve (17) comprises a supporting frame (25) having an outer surface... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090012601 - Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations: An improved stent system for treating a bifurcation. Up to three stents are mounted on two parallel balloon catheters wherein a proximal stent is disposed about both balloons while two distal stents are each disposed about one of the balloons. Such configuration enhances the flexibility of the assembly to facilitate... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090012602 - System and method for endoluminal grafting of bifurcated and branched vessels: A system and method for endoluminal grafting of a main anatomic conduit in its diseased state in which it dilates to pose a life threatening condition and its various conduits that emanate from the main anatomic conduit. The grafting system comprises an endoaortic graft having at least one opening therein... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090012605 - Coronary stent that releases medicamentuous composition to prevent and treat restenosis and fabrication process: A stent is described that releases medicamentuous composition to prevent and treat restenosis and the fabrication process that comprehends between 10.0 to 500.0 Ug/cm2 of the surface of the stent coated with rapamicyn (sirolismus) or analogous and between 0.01 to 20.0 Ug/mm2 of the surface of the stent coated with... Agent: Patent Law Agency, LLC

20090012603 - Implantable medical devices having adjustable pore volume and methods for making the same: The present invention is directed to implantable medical devices which may be used for controllably releasing a therapeutic agent within a patient and methods for making the same. These medical devices may include porous coatings, which may be polymer-free, located on an outer surface or abluminal surface of the medical... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090012604 - Polymeric, degradable drug-eluting stents and coatings: Absorbable stents and absorbable stent coatings have been developed with improved properties. These devices preferably comprise biocompatible copolymers or homopolymers of 4-hydroxybutyrate, and optionally poly-L-lactic acid and other absorbable polymers and additives. Compositions of these materials can be used to make absorbable stents that provide advantageous radial strengths, resistance to... Agent: Patrea L. Pabst Pabst Patent Group LLP

20090012606 - Biobeneficial polyamide/polyethylene glycol polymers for use with drug eluting stents: s

20090012608 - Liquid and low melting coatings for stents: Stents with coatings comprising a combination of a restenosis inhibitor comprising an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and a carrier. Also provided are methods of coating stents with a combination of an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and a carrier. A preferred example of a restenosis inhibitor is cerivastatin. The stent coatings have been... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090012607 - Method for the preparation of tube-type porous biodegradable scaffold having double-layered structure for vascular graft: Disclosed herein are a tube-type porous scaffold having a double-layered structure for use as an artificial vascular graft and a preparation method thereof. The method comprises (1) dissolving a biodegradable polymer in an organic solvent and mixing the polymer with a porogen so as to provide a polymer/porogen mixture; (2)... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090012609 - Multifocal accommodating intraocular lens: An intraocular lens for providing accommodative visions to a subject includes an adjustable optic and a haptic that is operably coupled to the optic. The adjustable optic comprises an optical axis, a central zone disposed about the optical axis, and an annular zone surrounding the central zone. The optic may... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

20090012613 - Composite self-cohered web materials: The present invention is directed to implantable bioabsorbable non-woven self-cohered web materials having a high degree of porosity. The web materials are very supple and soft, while exhibiting proportionally increased mechanical strength in one or more directions. The web materials often possess a high degree of loft. The web materials... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090012612 - Devices and methods for push-delivery of implants: Devices and treatments for a joint include a resilient elongate orthopedic device inserted into a joint space using a delivery instrument. The orthopedic device is housed in a delivery cavity of the delivery instrument delivered to an implantation site using a push mechanism. The delivery instrument optionally comprises a guide... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090012610 - Medical devices: Medical devices and related methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of manufacturing a medical device or a medical device component includes contacting a non-fluid first member and a second member, the first member comprising a first polymer and an alignable material different from the first polymer; aligning the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090012611 - Plasma sprayed porous coating for medical implants: A prosthesis having an oxidized zirconium surface and a porous textured surface is described. A major advantage of the prosthesis is increased service life. Additionally, a process of manufacturing the prosthesis is described.... Agent: Joel R. Petrow Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20090012614 - Device and method for tethering a spinal implant: A device for tethering an implant device along the posterior spine of a human has first and second elements, as well as a means for fixing, in a quick connect manner, the first and second elements to each other. The first element is adapted for being secured to an interspinous... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090012615 - Surgically implantable prosthesis with active component: A prosthesis for surgical implantation into a knee joint compartment between a femoral condyle and its corresponding tibial plateau includes a body including a bottom face, an opposed top face, and a peripheral edge extending between the top and bottom faces. The body has a first portion and at least... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090012616 - Disk fusion implant: An implant prosthesis is disclosed. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and may be considered less invasive than typical spinal implant procedures.... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC

20090012617 - Suture-based orthopedic joint device delivery methods: Devices and treatments for various joint conditions include a resilient elongate orthopedic device inserted into a joint space using a suture. The suture is passed through the joint space and used to pull the orthopedic device into the joint space. The suture may be using a percutaneously inserted needle or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090012618 - Retention structure for in situ formation of an intervertebral prosthesis: An assembly for the in situ formation of a prosthesis in an intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebrae of a patient. At least one retention structure is located in the intervertebral disc space. A distal end of at least one lumen is located proximate the at least one retention structure.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090012619 - Motion restoring intervertebral prosthesis with limited angular displacement: A motion restoring intervertebral prosthesis for replacing a failed or partially failed natural disc comprises two components defining an imaginary longitudinal axis generally aligned with the spinal axis when installed, the components having vertebral body engaging surfaces on one side and mating articulating surfaces on the other side, with peripheral... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20090012621 - Disc fusion implant: An implant prosthesis is disclosed. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and may be considered less invasive than typical spinal implant procedures.... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC

20090012622 - Disc fusion implant: An implant prosthesis is disclosed. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and may be considered less invasive than typical spinal implant procedures.... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC

20090012623 - Disk fusion implant: An implant strip is disclosed. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip that may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and may be considered less invasive than typical spinal implant procedures. The implant strip includes provisions for... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC

20090012620 - Implantable cervical fusion device: The present invention relates to an implantable intervertebral device that is made of a bone body substantially conforming in size and shape with the enplates of adjacent vertebrae. The bone body has a top surface, a bottom surface, and, a cavity, which extends from the top surface to the bottom... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090012624 - Aluminum oxide coated implants and components: The invention provides a medical implant device or component thereof comprising a metal substrate, an intermediate coating, and an outer coating of aluminum oxide, as well as a method of making such a medical implant device or component thereof.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090012625 - Porous biomaterial-filler composite and method for making the same: A porous biomaterial-filler composite comprising a biomaterial, such as collagen, interspersed with a calcium phosphate-type filler material. The porosity of the composite is similar to that of natural bone and can feature a pore size ranging from a few nanometres to greater than 100 microns. Scaffolds prepared from the biomaterial-filler... Agent: Medlen & Carroll LLP

20090012626 - Minimally invasive lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090012629 - Compositions and methods for tissue repair: Implants for repairing tissue defects, such as cartilage tissue defects, and methods of their preparation and use are disclosed. A mold of a tissue defect is prepared by pressing upon the defect a substrate having shape memory, such as aluminum foil. The mold, which has contours substantially conforming to those... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC

20090012627 - Double-structured tissue implant and a method for preparation and use thereof: A double-structured tissue implant and a method for preparation and use thereof for implantation into tissue defects. The double-structured tissue implant comprising a primary scaffold and a secondary scaffold consisting of a soluble collagen solution in combination with a non-ionic surfactant generated and positioned within the primary scaffold. A stand... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20090012628 - Method for use of a double-structured tissue implant for treatment of tissue defects: A method for use of a double-structured tissue implant or a secondary scaffold stand alone implant for treatment of tissue defects. The double-structured tissue implant comprising a primary scaffold and a secondary scaffold consisting of a soluble collagen solution in combination with a non-ionic surfactant generated and positioned within the... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20090012630 - Artificial foot and method for controlling the movement thereof: An artificial foot having a longitudinal axis extending from a heel area to a toe area, a length, a width and a height is provided. The artificial foot includes a connection to a lower leg part, an upper supporting structure in the direction of height, an elastic sole structure extending... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

  
01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090005851 - Endoscopic aneurysm repair: Provided are a method and apparatus for installing an endograft stent in an aorta, including placing the endograft stent in an aneurysm sac of the aorta with a long limb of the endograft stent in a first iliac artery of the aorta; inserting an angled end of an ipsilateral sheath... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090005849 - Methods and apparatuses for coating a lesion: A method and apparatus to treat regions of a vessel is described. A protein elastin-based polymer is released from the apparatus to coat the vessel lining as a primary therapy or an adjunct therapy with the delivery and deployment of a stent with or without drug coating. The protein elastin-based... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090005852 - Methods and devices for placing a conduit in fluid communication with a target vessel: Methods and devices for placing a conduit in fluid communication with a target vessel and a source of blood, such as the aorta or a heart chamber. The device may be actuated using one hand to place the conduit. The invention allows air in the conduit to be removed prior... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090005850 - Molybdenum endoprostheses: An endoprosthesis can have a member that includes molybdenum and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of titanium, rhenium, yttrium, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, tungsten, tantalum, iridium, zirconium, hafnium, niobium, chromium, and combinations thereof. The member can have a microstructure characterized by: (a) a molybdenum-rich base region comprising... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090005855 - Endoscope treatment tool: A stent system 1 has a stent 2 having a hole and at least an anchor 3 having an arm 33. The stent 2 has a cylindrical shape, in which a sheet is rolled, and a plurality of holes 13 are provided thereon. A grasping portion 33A at the distal... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090005853 - Integration of markers into bar arms: A stent having a body capable of visualization under X-ray fluoroscopic techniques. The stent body includes radiopaque strut members. The stent body can also have a radiopacity gradient along the length of the stent body.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090005854 - Stent having circumferentially deformable struts: Disclosed is a method of treating a bodily lumen with a stent, the method comprising: disposing a stent within a bodily lumen, the stent comprising a plurality of deformable struts that are substantially circumferentially aligned and are configured to selectively deform in a circumferential direction in localized regions in the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090005856 - Endoprostheses for peripheral arteries and other body vessels: An endoprostheses for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen includes a plurality of elongate strut members spaced apart and extending along a longitudinal axis, each elongate strut member having a plurality of alternating peaks and valley. At least one flexible... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090005857 - Lesion specific stents, also for ostial lesions, and methods of application: A balloon or dilatation activated stent particularly for use in a body vessel for specific lesions, particularly in the region of the ostium of a vessel or a bifurcation featuring at least two different stent characteristics (20, 30) as needed for optimal stent treatment. The main portion is predominantly plastically... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090005847 - Branched stent/graft and method of fabrication: Branched braided stent or graft devices and processes for fabrication of the devices are disclosed in which a trunk portion and two hinge leg portions are fabricated in one piece braided from a single plurality of filaments, whereby the legs contain the full plurality of filaments and the trunk portion... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090005848 - Modular vascular prosthesis and methods of use: The present invention relates a vascular prosthesis and related assembly methods that includes a plurality of modular segments inter-engaged by flexible, and preferably lockable, inter-engageable elements forming joints or other connector areas. The segments may have a number of different mechanical properties and may be assembled by the clinician, through... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090005858 - Integration of markers into bar arms using a warm-forming process: A stent having a body capable of visualization under X-ray fluoroscopic techniques. The stent body includes radiopaque strut members. The stent body can also have a radiopacity gradient along the length of the stent body.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090005859 - Endoluminal implant with therapeutic and diagnostic capability: An apparatus includes an endoluminal implant, a RF coupling coil coupled to the endoluminal implant and a therapeutic transducer electrically coupled to the RF coupling coil and physically coupled to the endoluminal implant. The RF coupling coil supplies electrical power to the therapeutic transducer. The therapeutic transducer has a capability... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090005860 - Method to fabricate a stent having selected morphology to reduce restenosis: Methods of fabricating a stent and a stent having selected morphology on abluminal and luminal surfaces of the stent are disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090005861 - Stent coatings with engineered drug release rate: Coatings and methods of forming coatings for implantable medical devices, such as stents, are described. The coatings are used for the sustained release of a therapeutic agent or drug.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090005862 - Stent and method for fabricating the same: A stent includes a tubular stent body 11, a diamond-like carbon film 12 formed on the surface of the stent body 11 and having an activated surface, and a polymer layer 13 immobilized on the surface of the diamond-like carbon film. The polymer layer 13 contains a drug 14 having... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090005863 - Minimally invasive heart valve replacement: A replacement valve for implantation centrally within the orifice of a malfunctioning native heart valve. The valve is designed for minimally invasive entry through an intercostal opening in the chest of a patient and an opening in the apex of the human heart. The replacement valve includes either a separate... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090005864 - Modular intraocular implant: An adjustable ocular insert to be implanted during refractive cataract surgery and clear (human) crystalline lens refractive surgery and adjusted post-surgically. The implant comprises relatively soft but compressible and resilient base annulus designed to fit in the lens capsule and keep the lens capsule open. Alternatively the annulus may be... Agent: Paul M. Denk Suit 170

20090005865 - Post-implant accommodating lens modification: Post-implant modifications to an intraocular lens. In some embodiments the lens is an accommodating intraocular lens.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090005866 - First elastic hinge accommodating intraocular lens: An accommodating lens where the optic is moveable relative to the ends of the extended haptic portions. The lens comprises an optic made from a flexible material combined with haptics capable of multiple flexions without breaking. The haptics having in longitudinal cross section wide and deep hinges adjacent the optic... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090005869 - Device which attaches into a joint and carries a payload of controlled release drugs and related method thereof: A device that is secured inside a human or animal joint. The device may include, but not limited thereto, the following components: 1) eyelets for suture; 2) endcaps; 3) a longitudinal core; 4) optional additional longitudinal members; and 5) a space for carrying a payload of controlled release drug. Numerous... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20090005867 - Mesh implant: A mesh implant is disclosed which may be utilized for treating urinary incontinence, hernias, uterovaginal prolapses and other related injuries.... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090005868 - Osteogenic prosthesis, associated instrument, and associated method: A prosthetic implant for securing to bone to form an articulating joint is provided. The implant is prepared by a process which includes the steps of preparing a porous surface on a component to form a prosthetic implant, placing the prosthetic implant including the porous surface in a fixture closely... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090005870 - Highly lordosed fusion cage: A two-piece fusion cage having opposed interior surfaces, vertical and lateral throughholes adapted to enhance fusion and a dovetail feature mating the opposed interior surfaces.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090005871 - Suture-based orthopedic joint devices: Devices and treatments for various joint conditions include a resilient elongate orthopedic device inserted into a joint space using a suture. The suture is passed through the joint space and used to pull the orthopedic device into the joint space. The suture may be using a percutaneously inserted needle or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090005874 - Compressible, rotatable, and tiltable hydraulic spinal disc prosthesis system with selectable modular components: A modular hydraulic spinal intervertebral prosthetic device offering individualized optimization of an implantable disc prosthesis by having selectable crown plates modules with differing lordosis angles and differing cross-sectional profiles, and selectable bellows cartridges having differing load-bearing capabilities. The device offers substantially full physiological degrees of motion, and by the incorporation... Agent: Lewis W. Fleischmann

20090005872 - Intervertebral motion disc with helical shock absorber: This invention relates to an intervertebral motion disc having two opposing endplates, a central articulating core, and a peripheral helical shock absorber.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090005873 - Spinous process spacer hammock: i

20090005875 - Orthopaedic prosthesis having a positionable stem: An orthopaedic prosthesis includes a femoral component configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared surface of the distal end of a femur and a plate having an aperture defined therein. The plate is configured to be coupled to the femoral component in one of a number of orientations such that... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090005876 - Tibial tray assembly having a wireless communication device: A tibial tray assembly includes a platform having a stem extending downwardly from a bottom surface and a stem extension couple to the an end of the stem. The stem extension is electrically insulated from the stem. The tibial tray assembly also includes a wireless communication device configured to transmit... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090005877 - Prosthesis: A preassembled unit comprising an acetabular cup prosthesis and a cap covering the cup prosthesis, the cup comprising and outer shell and a liner located within the shell.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090005878 - Prosthesis: A preassembled acetabular cup prosthesis comprising an outer shell and a ceramic liner located within the shell, said preassembled unit having been assembled ex-vivo under a controlled force selected to optimise the pre-stressing of the components of the prosthesis.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090005879 - Prosthesis: A preassembled acetabular cup prosthesis comprising an outer shell and a liner located within the shell.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090005880 - Method for preparing endosseous implants anatase titanium dioxide coating: The method includes the following steps: formulation of liquid, non-gelled and stable precursor by solvolysis of Ti(IV) compounds; precursor deposition on endosseous implant surface; thermal treatment to achieve film densification, in the presence of oxygen, of a complex formed by the above mentioned endosseous implant and precursor, to obtain on... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.

20090005881 - Composite material useful as biomaterial and its preparation: wherein m, p, q, Y, n, Z, r, R, a, b and c are as defined in the specification. The composite of the invention is particularly suitable for an artificial bone due to its high biocompatibility, high endurance and mechanical strength. Further, the invention can provide a process of the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090005882 - Demineralized bone-derived implants: Selectively demineralized bone-derived implants are provided. In one embodiment, a bone sheet for implantation includes a demineralized field surrounding mineralized regions. In another embodiment, a bone defect filler includes a demineralized cancellous bone section in a first geometry. The first geometry is compressible and dryable to a second geometry smaller... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

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