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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor March listing by industry category 03/09

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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090082841 - Apparatus for securing stent barbs: A stent system comprising a stent body. At least one barb extends from the stent body and is configured such that a free end thereof is biased to extend radially outward from the stent body. A retaining mechanism is positioned to engage the at least one barb when the stent... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP

20090082840 - Method for loading a stent into a delivery system: Methods for assembling a stent delivery system are provided, as well as the stent delivery assemblies and devices formed by such methods. Also provided is a method for loading a stent into a delivery system.... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090082843 - Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system: The invention is directed to a self-expanding stent for implantation into a body lumen, such as an artery. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by a plurality of interconnecting members placed on the stent in... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090082842 - Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof: A stent, a system for delivering a stent and a method of assembling a stent on a stent delivery shaft. The stent delivery system comprises a delivery shaft and a stent configured to be positioned about the delivery shaft. The stent includes an extension extending circumferentially from a portion of... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP

20090082845 - Alignment stent apparatus and method: The invention provides a stent-graft system comprising a graft member and a stent having a connection end interconnected with the graft member and a free end opposed thereto. A belt retaining structure is provided at the stent free end. A belt is releasably retained in the belt retaining structure and... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP

20090082846 - Asymmetric stent apparatus and method: A stent-graft system comprising a graft member and a stent having a connection end interconnected with the graft member and a free end opposed thereto. The stent includes a plurality of struts extending between the connection end and the free end and at least two of the struts having different... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP

20090082844 - System and method of pivoted stent deployment: The invention provides a stent-graft system comprising a graft member and a stent having a connection end interconnected with the graft member and a free end opposed thereto. A belt retaining structure is provided at the stent free end. A belt is releasably retained in the belt retaining structure and... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP

20090082849 - Endoprosthesis component: The invention relates to an endoprosthesis component which is formed from a ceramic material and in which the ceramic material is partially coated with a titanium alloy. An uncoated surface portion of the endoprosthesis component is designed to interact as slide surface with another endoprosthesis component. A coated surface portion... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090082848 - Stent: A stent includes a plurality of first portions arranged in a longitudinal direction, and second portions each disposed between the adjacent first portions. Each of the first portions is expandable and contractible in a radial direction, and each of the second portions allows a whole of the stent to curve... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090082847 - System and method of securing stent barbs: A stent assembly comprising a stent body. At least one barb extends from the stent body and is configured such that a free end thereof is biased to extend radially outward from the stent body. A belt is releasably positioned about the stent body and aligned with the barb to... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP

20090082850 - Reinforced vascular prosthesis with long-term antimicrobial action: A vascular prosthesis includes a prosthesis wall whose outer surface has at least one reinforcing means, the surface of the prosthesis wall and the surface of the at least one reinforcer being coated, at least in part, with an antimicrobial layer.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP

20090082851 - Variable stiffness wire guide: The present invention provides a wire guide having a variable stiffness region that may be selectively adjusted to vary the stiffness along a portion of the wire guide. The wire guide generally comprises an outer core member and an inner core member, wherein the inner core member is disposed for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090082852 - Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods utilize an intraluminal fastener applier having a guide body with a longitudinal axis. The guide body is sized and configured for intraluminal deployment in a hollow body organ. An actuated assembly is carried by the guide body that is selectively operable to generate an implantation force to... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090082853 - Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent: A stent is fabricated utilizing a polymer that is selected for its tendency to degrade from the surface inwardly rather than undergo bulk erosion so as to substantially reduce the risk of large particles becoming detached and being swept downstream. Such polymer is hydrophobic yet has water-labile linkages interconnecting the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090082855 - Coating for controlled release of a therapeutic agent: Medical devices, and in particular implantable medical devices, may be coated to minimize or substantially eliminate a biological organism's reaction to the introduction of the medical device to the organism. The medical devices may be coated with any number of biocompatible materials. Therapeutic drugs, agents or compounds may be mixed... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090082854 - Pitted metallic implants and method of manufacturing thereof: A method of fabricating a conductive prosthetic, such as a stent, with a dimpled surface comprising the steps of: (i) providing a blank; (ii) electrochemically eroding superfluous material to leave a structural skeleton, (iii) electropolishing, (iv) dimpling the surface of the structural skeleton by selectively electrochemically eroding recesses on the... Agent: Robert G. Lev

20090082856 - Medical devices having nanofiber-textured surfaces: According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided which comprise (a) a substrate having first and second surfaces, (b) a nanofiber-textured layer comprising nanofibers disposed over at least the first surface of the substrate and defining a nanotextured outer surface for the device, and (c) a... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090082858 - Transcatheter delivery of a replacement heart valve: A replacement heart valve apparatus. The heart valve apparatus includes a stent and a valve frame having a substantially cylindrical body defining a lumen. The valve frame includes a plurality of curved wire pairs attached to the substantially cylindrical body. Each curved wire pair includes an inner curved wire and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090082857 - Unstented heart valve with formed in place support structure: An implantable prosthetic valve (100) has an in situ formable support structure. The valve comprises a prosthetic valve (104), having a base and at least one flow occluder. A first flexible component is incapable of retaining the valve at a functional site in the arterial vasculature. The first component (126)... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090082860 - Ocular implants with asymmetric flexibility: An ocular implant having a body extending along a generally curved longitudinal axis, the curved longitudinal axis defining a first plane, the body having a diameter of between 0.005 inches and 0.04 inches and being adapted to be disposed within a canal of Schlemm in a human subject's eye; wherein... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090082859 - Polarization-sensitive vision prosthesis: A vision prosthesis includes a first detector disposed to detect a polarization state of light reflected from a retina, and a controller in communication with the first detector. The controller is configured to receive, from the detector, a measurement signal indicative of the polarization state. In response thereto, the controller... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090082861 - Intraocular lens: A one-piece intraocular lens realizing adhesion of the intraocular lens to the inner surface of a capsule more advantageously by viscosity imparted to the intraocular lens, and being deployed more positively after it is inserted into the capsule and secured therein while being positioned at a specified location. The intraocular... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090082862 - Ocular implant architectures: An ocular implant having a first spine; a second spine; a first strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; a second strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; wherein an angular dimension θ of... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090082863 - Ocular implants: An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. In some embodiments the implant has a body extending in a curved volume whose longitudinal axis forms an arc of a circle, and a plurality of open areas and strut areas formed... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090082864 - Naturally contoured, preformed, three dimensional mesh device for breast implant support: A preformed, seamless, three-dimensional, anatomically contoured prosthetic device for reinforcing breast tissue and supporting a breast implant includes a flat back wall, a concave front wall and a curved transitional region between the flat back wall and the front wall defining a smoothly curved bottom periphery. A concave receiving space... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090082865 - Bioceramic coated apparatus and method of forming the same: The invention relates to a bioceramic coated apparatus and method of forming the same. The apparatus may be a medical implant such as, for example, an orthopedic implant or a dental implant. The bioceramic coating is designed to increase tissue and/or bone growth upon implantation of the apparatus. The apparatus... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090082866 - Endoprosthesis component: An endoprosthesis component and a method for producing an endoprosthesis component is disclosed. The endoprosthesis component comprises a body predefining the shape of the endoprosthesis component. On surface portions with which the endoprosthesis component in the implanted state is in contact with human tissue, the body is covered with an... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090082869 - Double ended pyramid adapter: A prosthetic coupling providing height and rotation adjustability. Exemplary embodiments include a Double Ended Pyramid Adapter (DEPR) allowing a prosthesis to be height adjusted and rotated using a single adapter. An exemplary DEPR also has an anti-rotation locking feature that selectively inhibits rotation of the components with respect to one... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20090082867 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis for universal application: An Invertebral Disc Model Prosthesis, of the type denominated of double articulation, to substitute the function and the movement of intervertebral discs, for universal application due to its principal characteristic of being able to be used as a constrained, semi-constrained or non-constrained prosthesis, specially indicated for treatment of pathological degenerative... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090082872 - Intervertebral implant: In an intervertebral implant with at least one abutment surface formed from a plurality of parts for a vertebral body, which parts are movable relative to one another between an insertion position, in which the intervertebral implant has a small cross section, and a working position, in which the intervertebral... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090082871 - Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement: A prosthesis for the replacement of the cartilaginous structures of a spine motion segment is described. The prosthesis comprises an intervertebral disc prosthesis in combination with a facet joint prosthesis.... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090082868 - Prosthesis for restoring motion in an appendage or spinal joint and an intervertebral spacer: A motion restoring prosthesis to be interposed between the ends of two bones adjoining a mammalian appendage or spinal joint is formed of two components with the components having inner cooperating articulating surfaces and outer bone engaging surfaces. At least one of the components has an inner section made of... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20090082870 - Transpedicular, extrapedicular and transcorporeal partial disc replacement: A nucleus replacement mimics a native annulus in shape and function for use in partial disc arthroplasty. The nucleus replacement includes a jacket having a compartment, a first anchoring limb on one side of the compartment, and a second anchoring limb on an opposite side of the compartment. The jacket... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090082873 - Fixed-bearing knee prosthesis: A fixed-bearing prosthesis includes a femoral component having a medial condyle surface and a lateral condyle surface. The knee prosthesis also includes a bearing having a medial bearing surface configured to articulate with the medial condyle surface of the femoral component, and a lateral bearing surface configured to articulate with... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090082874 - Catheter deliverable foot implant and method of delivering the same: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating alignment of the foot to treat patients with flat feet, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and metatarsophalangeal joint dysfunction. An inflatable implant is positioned in or about the sinus tarsi and/or first metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the foot. The implant is insertable by minimally invasive... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090082875 - Talar implant system and method: A talar implant system and method in one embodiment includes an articulation component with an articulating surface extending upwardly from a first plane and configured to articulate with a tibial component, and a distal portion for implanting in a bone, the distal portion having a longitudinal axis and configured to... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090082876 - Cement spacer for acetabular cup: An acetabular cup has a shell having a recess therein, the recess is open to an outer surface of the shell. The recess has an enlarged portion spaced from the shell outer surface with a diameter greater than the diameter of the opening at the surface. An insert is provided... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090082877 - Ventilated prosthesis system: A prosthesis system including a ventilated shell, and a substantially compliant, ventilated spacer element that defines a first surface having a frictional feature. The spacer element is arranged to secure to an internal surface of the shell. The prosthesis system also includes a connector that is secured to a distal... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090082878 - Multi-axial prosthetic ankle: A prosthetic foot includes a rod having a substantially spherical head and a shank extending from the head. A connector is pivotally coupled to the spherical head of the rod. The connector has a coupling configured to attach to the stump of an amputee. A wear plate is disposed on... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

  
03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090076584 - Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses: A catheter for delivering a prosthesis to a target treatment site comprises an inner shaft and an expansion member coupled to the inner shaft. A plurality of radially expandable prosthetic segments are positionable over the expansion member and they are releasably interlocked with one another while unexpanded. Adjacent pairs of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (client No 021629-000000)

20090076586 - Device and method for reshaping mitral valve annulus: Devices and methods for reshaping a mitral valve annulus are provided. One preferred device is configured for deployment in the right atrium and is shaped to apply a force along the atrial septum. The device causes the atrial septum to deform and push the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090076585 - Device for loading a self-expandable prosthesis into a sheath: An assembly comprising: a protective sheath and a loading device for loading a self-expandable prosthesis into said sheath, the loading device having a conical distal section, which radially compresses the prosthesis and an annular lip that engages with the interior of the distal end of said sheath to guide the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090076587 - Stented vascular graft: A vascular graft incorporating a stent into a portion of its length. While various materials may be used for the vascular graft, the graft is preferably an ePTFE graft. The stent is preferably a self-expanding stent, although it may alternatively be a balloon expandable stent. The vascular graft preferably has... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090076588 - Endoprosthesis: In embodiments, a stent includes a stent body and a wire-form carrying a drug located along the stent body.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090076589 - Metal alloy for a stent: A stent that is at least partially formed of a novel metal alloy, which novel metal alloy improves the physical properties of the stent.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090076590 - Endoprostheses with strut pattern having multiple stress relievers: An endoprostheses for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen can be formed with a structure, referred to as a stress reliever, designed to distribute and reduce the amount of strain which can act on the movable struts of the stent.... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090076591 - Stent design allowing extended release of drug and/or enhanced adhesion of polymer to od surface: The invention is directed to mechanisms and methods that reduce the delamination of a therapeutic agent from a stent. The mechanisms include holes (channels, wells, and other hole configurations), protrusions, sintered metal cores, clamps/staples, pins, and stainless steel shields.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090076592 - Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels: The present invention is directed to a stent for use in a bifurcated body lumen having a main branch and a side branch. The stent comprises a radially expandable generally tubular stent body having proximal and distal opposing ends with a body wall having a surface extending therebetween. The surface... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090076593 - Expandable device for treatment of a stricture in a body vessel: An expandable and retrievable device for treatment of a stenotic lesion in a body vessel is disclosed. The device comprises a tubular portion including a proximal end and a distal end extending from the proximal end. The tubular portion has a lumen formed therethrough between the proximal and distal ends.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090076594 - Method of monitoring positioning of polymer stents: The invention is directed to a polymer stent with one or more markers such that when the stent is placed within a lumen, the markers can be detected external to the body. The markers can also be used to monitor the stent position after placement and absorption of bioabsorbable stents.... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090076595 - Medical devices having bioerodable layers for the release of therapeutic agents: According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided which comprise: (a) a substrate and (b) bioerodable polymeric layer over the substrate that contains (i) one or more biodegradable polymers, (ii) one or more therapeutic agents, and (iii) one or more plasticizers.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090076596 - Stent having a coating: A stent having a coating comprising either L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) or a derivative of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), the foregoing obtained by either ionic or covalent bonding of a pharmaceutical active ingredient to either the amino or the acid function of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA).... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090076597 - System for mechanical adjustment of medical implants: A system for mechanically adjusting medical implants uses an external coil to set up a magnetic field. The magnetic field causes an actuator inside the implant to move in small steps, allowing fine adjustment. The element responding to the magnetic field can be magnetostrictive or SMA based. Large motions are... Agent: Dan Gelbart

20090076598 - Everting heart valve: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an expandable anchor configured for endovascular delivery to a vicinity of the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the replacement valve is adapted to wrap about the anchor, for... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090076599 - Heart valve holder assembly for use in valve implantation procedures: A valve holder assembly for delivering a prosthetic heart valve having a stent base an multiple extending commissure posts. The valve holder assembly includes a holder and a rotor that is rotatable relative to the holder.... Agent: Jeffrey J. Hohenshell Medtronics, Inc.

20090076600 - Medical device suitable for use in treatment of a valve: A medical device (1210) comprises a generally cylindrical treatment element (1220) for location between a pair of valve leaflets (1212) situated between an atrium (1214) and a ventricle (1216) of a heart. The treatment element (1220) supports the valve leaflets (1212) at the region of co-aptation of the valve leaflets... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090076601 - Cornea implant: Annular cornea implant for inserting into a cornea pocket of the human eye via a narrow, tunnel-shaped access, with the end shape of the cornea implant depending on the shortsightedness or astigmatism to be corrected. The aim of the invention is to enable the cornea implant to be implanted in... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090076602 - Eye treatment: The present invention relates to a method of determining the IOL refractive index for an ocular replacement material for replacing tissue in the capsular bag comprising combining a neutral (non-correcting) reference refractive index (“NRRI”) of between 1.421 and 1.450 with a refractive index correction factor (“RICF”) ascertained by reference to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090076603 - Partial coating of intraocular lenses using atmospheric pressure chemcial vapor deposition: An atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition apparatus has been developed for partially coating acrylic based intraocular lenses. In one embodiment intraocular lenses may be coated with a hydrophilic material comprising silicone dioxide and polyethylene glycol. In another embodiment the haptics may be coated with hydrophilic material, which aids in the... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

20090076604 - Artificial ligaments for joint applications: A ligament incorporated into a prosthetic joint exhibiting a plasticized, elongated and deformable material. A fibrous material is internally disposed within the deformable material, the fibrous material terminating in first and second enlarged bead portions arranged in proximity to enlarged pocket defined ends associated with the deformable materials. First and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090076605 - Artificial joint support between first and second bones: An artificial joint associated with an implant including a pair of three dimensional and structurally extending bones, each defining a contoured and opposing end face, and which collectively defines a joint location. At least one plasticized layer is applied to one of, or both, the end faces in a coacting... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090076606 - Coated medical device: Biologic coatings on a surface of a prosthesis or implantable device.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090076607 - Collapsible and expandable device and methods of using same: The present invention provides a device (10) suitable for insertion between vertebral portions and having a first, collapsed, position and a second, extended, position, wherein the device comprises upper and lower supports (18, 20) and side supports (22, 24) pivotally connected thereto and in which one of said side supports... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20090076613 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: An intervertebral disc prosthesis includes a base plate, a top plate, a central axis extending through the center of the base plate and the top plate, and at least two springs arranged between the base plate and the top plate. The springs each have a loop-shaped section and two free... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090076608 - Intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis: An intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis for placement between a first vertebra and a second vertebra adjacent to the first vertebra. In one embodiment, the intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis includes a resilient member, which is formed from a single flat member, and three support members. The support members are housed in... Agent: John K. Song

20090076614 - Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption core: An artificial intervertebral disc with shock absorption includes upper and lower plates disposed about a shock absorbing movable core. The upper and lower plates have an outer surface which engages a vertebrae and an inner bearing surface. The shock absorbing core includes a unitary member of a rigid material having... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076610 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs having balloon-based fillable cores that are implantable by minimally invasive surgical techniques: The described devices are spinal implants that may be surgically implanted into the spine to replace damaged or diseased discs using a posterior approach. The discs are prosthetic devices that approach or mimic the physiological motion and reaction of the natural disc.... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090076612 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs having substantially cylindrical cores insertable along their axes, that are suitable for implantation by minimally invasive surgical techniques: The described devices are prosthetic, spinal disc replacement, implants having cores that are insertable after the end plates have been introduced into the intervertebral space. The discs may be surgically implanted into the spine to replace damaged or diseased discs using a posterior approach. The discs are prosthetic devices that... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090076609 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs with slotted end plates that are implantable by minimally invasive, posterior approach, surgical techniques: The described devices are spinal implants that may be surgically implanted into the spine to replace damaged or diseased discs using a posterior approach. The discs are prosthetic devices that approach or mimic the physiological motion and reaction of the natural disc.... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090076615 - Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement: The present invention provides artificial disc prostheses, methods and instrumentation for implantation and revision thereof. Each prosthesis may comprise superior and inferior end plates and a nucleus positioned between articular surfaces of the end plates. The end plates may have planar bone engagement surfaces with a plurality of self-cutting teeth.... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090076616 - Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement: The present invention provides artificial disc prostheses, methods and instrumentation for implantation and revision thereof. Each prosthesis may comprise superior and inferior end plates and a nucleus positioned between articular surfaces of the end plates. The end plates may have planar bone engagement surfaces with a plurality of self-cutting teeth.... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090076611 - Temporarily bound prosthetic intervertebral discs implantable by minimally invasive surgical techniques: The described devices are bound spinal implants that may be surgically implanted into the spine to replace damaged or diseased discs using a posterior approach. The discs are prosthetic devices that approach or mimic the physiological motion and reaction of the natural disc.... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090076617 - Craniotomy closures: Craniotomy closures comprising surgical fasteners are described for use in reattaching a skull flap removed from the skull of a patient during brain surgery. Methods of using the same are also described. Surgical strips used in combination with the fasteners are shaped to follow the perimeter contour of the skull... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20090076618 - Joint device: A joint device for an orthoses or prostheses includes an upper part, a lower part mounted on the upper part in such a way as to turn about a pivot axis, and braking means that brakes or blocks a pivoting movement of the lower part relative to the upper part.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090076619 - Femoral neck prosthesis: The invention relates to a shaft for a femoral neck prosthesis, which comprises an anchoring area (27, 29) which is arranged inside the femur in order to anchor the prosthesis into bone, a head area which is axially adjacent to the anchoring area (27, 29) on the proximal side, said... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20090076620 - Modular prosthesis and locking nut therefor: A modular prosthesis is provided having a first and second prosthesis component and a locking nut. The first prosthesis component is configured to include a mating surface and a threaded shaft extending from the mating surface. The locking nut is formed to include a distal end having a shaped surface.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090076621 - Orthopedic device for an articular joint: An orthopedic device for ball and socket joint reconstruction. The anchor stem is adapted to be anchored in a medullary canal. A proximal portion of the anchor stem includes a threaded hole oriented along a longitudinal axis thereof. Metaphyseal portion includes a proximal end with recess and a longitudinal bore... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090076622 - Delivery of minimally invasive lung volume reduction devices: 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

20090076623 - Lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: The invention provides improved medical devices, therapeutic treatment systems, and treatment methods for treatment of the lung. A lung volume reduction system includes an implantable device having an elongate body that is sized and shaped for delivery via the airway system to a lung airway of a patient. The implant... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076624 - Synthetic osteochondral composite and method of fabrication thereof: An osteochondral composite including a hydrogel with implanted biological cells joined to a porous supportive base at a mechanically-interlocked interface is disclosed. A method of fabricating the osteochondral composite and a method of treating damaged or diseased articular cartilage by implanting an osteochondral composite are also disclosed.... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC

20090076625 - Reinforced prosthetic suspension sleeve: A prosthetic suspension sleeve having reinforcement that prevents or minimizes damage to the suspension sleeve, particularly as a result of abrasion, puncture, or an impact with another object during use. The reinforcement may be selectively located along one or more interior, exterior, or interior and exterior areas of a suspension... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090076626 - Prosthetic foot: A prosthetic foot comprises a ground engaging bottom resilient member, a resilient heel member, and a resilient toe member that collectively circumscribe an open volumetric space. The members resilient compress to absorb compressive force throughout the entire stride of an individual utilizing the foot.... Agent: Tod R Nissle

  
03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090069878 - Bifurcation post-dilatation balloon and methods: A catheter assembly includes a balloon member and a balloon restricting arrangement. The balloon member includes a proximal portion, a distal portion and a circumferential bulge portion. The circumferential bulge portion extends around a circumference of the balloon member and is positioned at a location between the proximal and distal... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090069879 - Implant delivery system with marker interlock: An implant delivery system is disclosed. The delivery system includes an elongated member having an implant mounting location. A self-expandable implant is mounted at the implant mounting location. The implant is held in a compressed orientation by a retractable sheath. An interlock structure prevents the implant from deploying prematurely as... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090069880 - Implantable graft assembly and aneurysm treatment: Disclosed is an implantable graft assembly comprising a graft secured to a expandable tubular frame, the graft only partially covering the frame and the use of the graft assembly in treating an aneurysm, especially a cerebral aneurysm. Disclosed is also a method of treating an aneurysm by deploying an implantable... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090069881 - Bifurcated stent with open ended side branch support: In some embodiments, a stent comprises a side branch structure defining an inner side branch cell. The inner side branch cell has a shape that is different from any other cell of the stent. The stent further comprises first and second support members, which are positioned on opposite sides of... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090069882 - Endoluminal prosthesis: An endoluminal prosthesis comprises a tubular body which can be expanded about a longitudinal axis. A plurality of serpentines extend in a substantially circumferential direction. Each comprises arm portions and bend portions which join two subsequent arms. The bends facing an adjacent serpentine are circumferentially offset relative to the respective... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20090069883 - Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release: The medical devices of the invention comprise an expandable portion which is covered with a sponge coating for release of at least one biologically active material. The sponge coating is made of a non-hydrogel polymer having a plurality of voids. The device can further include means for infusing or expelling... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090069884 - Stent having a base body of a biocorrodable alloy: A stent comprising a base body consisting at least in part of either an arsenic-containing or selenium-containing biocorrodable alloy of at least one element selected from the group consisting of magnesium, iron, tungsten, zinc and molybdenum. A method for producing a stent with a base body having a core and... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090069885 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply an upward and inward force producing a minor axis force projection vector within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090069887 - Fluid-filled delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses: An instrument for deploying a cardiac valve prosthesis, including a plurality of radially expandable portions, at an implantation site, includes a plurality of deployment elements each independently operable to obtain the radial expansion of a radially expandable portion of the valve prosthesis. Additionally, the instrument is adapted to provide a... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090069888 - Mitral hook: A mitral hook instrument for use particularly in heart valve operations. The mitral hook is used in particular for grasping or hooking secondary chords for lysis procedures. The interior surface of the hook has a groove or channel to facilitate use of a scalpel to cut a chord or other... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090069886 - Prosthetic valve delivery system including retrograde/antegrade approach: A device for implanting an expandable heart valve prosthesis at a valve annulus in a patient's heart includes an implantation device configured to extend from a first opening in the patient's body, through the patient's aorta, through a valve annulus, through an opening in a ventricle, and to exit through... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090069890 - Streamlined delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses: A system for implanting a heart valve prosthesis in a patient's heart includes a balloon expandable, tissue, stented heart valve and a transfemoral valve delivery device for delivering the stented heart valve to a target site in the patient's heart. The delivery device includes an inflation balloon module for expanding... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090069889 - Streamlined, apical delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses: A system for implanting a heart valve prosthesis in a patient's heart includes a balloon expandable, tissue, stented heart valve, and an apical valve delivery device for delivering the stented heart valve to a target site in the patient's heart. The delivery device includes an inflation balloon module for expanding... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090069891 - Breast implant selector systems: A breast implant selector system including a breast width selector for selecting breast width input information, a breast tissue type selector for selecting breast tissue type input information in response to breast width input information selected with the breast width selector, and an implant size selector for selecting implant size... Agent: Thompson & Knight, L.L.P. Patent Property Department

20090069892 - Impact protection for implants: An implantable device includes an implantable housing having an outer surface and providing a hermetically sealed interior volume. A flexible electric lead is mechanically connected to the housing and electrically connected to circuitry within the interior volume. An impact protector overlies at least a portion of the outer surface of... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090069893 - Oriented collagen-based materials, films and methods of making same: In general, the present invention is related to collagen compositions and thin films, and to methods of making and using the same. In some embodiments, the present invention is directed to “uniaxial pattern” or “linear pattern” collagen materials, compositions and thin films, and methods of making.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

20090069894 - Artificial spinal disc: The present invention relates to methods and devices for the treatment of disc disease and spinal deformities with an artificial disc replacement.... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090069895 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs having folding end plates that are implantable by minimally invasive surgical techniques: The described devices are spinal implants that may be surgically implanted into the spine to replace damaged or diseased discs using a posterior approach. The discs are prosthetic devices that approach or mimic the physiological motion and reaction of the natural disc.... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090069896 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs with particulate-containing cores that are implantable by minimally invasive surgical techniques: The described devices are spinal implants that may be surgically implanted into the spine to replace damaged or diseased discs using a posterior approach. The discs are prosthetic devices that approach or mimic the physiological motion and reaction of the natural disc.... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090069897 - Spinal interbody device: A spinal interbody or intravertebral device is provided for fusion and non-fusion spinal applications. The spinal interbody device allows for limited motion between adjacent vertebrae to help preserve normal motion between adjacent vertebrae (superior/inferior vertebrae) relative to the implanted spinal interbody device and limited rotational motion of the spinal interbody... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Davis, P.A.

20090069898 - Proprioception enhancement device: A system and method for improving proprioception in a patient having a feedback site are disclosed. The method includes affixing to the feedback site a sensor adapted to provide a sensor signal indicative of a sensed parameter, providing to the patient a signaler adapted to generate a manual signal in... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090069899 - Antibiotic bone cement spacer: A temporary femoral implant system has a porous mold and a femoral component. The system fits at least partially in a femoral cavity. The mold has a wall with an interior surface and an exterior surface forming an interior space for receiving an antibiotic bone cement. The mold allows the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090069900 - Method for forming a bioresorbable composite implant in a bone: A method for forming a composite implant in a bone cavity is disclosed, which includes i) forming a first bone filler in a bone cavity; and ii) inserting a second bone filler into an unfilled space in the bone cavity, wherein the first bone filler has a higher compressive strength... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090069901 - Cartilage allograft plug: The invention is directed toward a cartilage repair assembly comprising a shaped allograft structure of subchondral bone with an integral overlying cartilage cap which is treated to remove cellular debris and proteoglycans and milled allograft cartilage in a bioabsorbable carrier. The shaped structure is dimensioned to fit in a drilled... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090069902 - Artificial contractile tissue: Artificial contractile tissue including a structure (b,f) and several fibers (a,g) of variable length which are fixed at their ends to the structure (b,f). The fibers (a,g) are made of a contractile material which can be activated by an activator in such a way as to provide a tissue in... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090069904 - Biomaterial including micropores: A biomaterial including a designed pattern of micropores one at least one surface of the biomaterial is described. The micropores can be provided in a regular or irregular pattern, and can be either continuous or discontinuous. The biomaterial may be formed from a variety of materials, such as a biocompatible... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090069903 - Method for improvement of differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells using a double-structured tissue implant: A double-structured tissue implant (DSTI) and a method for preparation and use thereof for implantation into tissue defects. The double-structured tissue implant for differentiation, growth and transformation of cells, stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow stem cells. DSTI comprising a primary scaffold and a secondary scaffold consisting of... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

  
03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090062898 - Catheter system for bifurcated coronary vessel: Devices and methods for treating bifurcated body vessels, including stenosed, bifurcated coronary arteries. Methods can include advancing a guide catheter to the stenosed bifurcated region, advancing first and second guide wires through the guide catheter into separate vessel regions past the bifurcation, and then withdrawing the guide catheter. The method... Agent: Cyr & Associates, P.A.

20090062899 - Composite stent with polymeric covering and bioactive coating: A composite expandable stent for delivery into a vessel carrying blood comprising an expandable support frame having first and second end portions. A porous imprevious polymer sleeve having inner and outer surfaces extending over the support frame. A coating is disposed on at least one of the inner and outer... Agent: Nfocus Neuromedical Inc.,c/o Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090062900 - Devices, systems and methods to detect endothelialization of implantable medical devices: An implantable medical device including a radially-expandable body and an attached detection device. The detection device includes a sensor positioned on a surface of the radially-expandable body and configured to detect endothelialization of the surface. The detection device also includes a transmitter and a receiver. Systems incorporating the implantable medical... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090062903 - Implantable medical devices with fluorinated polymer coatings, and methods of coating thereof: An implantable medical device including an expandable stent with an amorphous fluoropolymer coating, and methods of coating the stent. The amorphous fluoropolymer coating may be optically transparent and resistant to chemical corrosion.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20090062904 - Stent coating: An expandable stent for use within a body passageway having a body member with two ends and a wall surface disposed between the ends. The body member has a first diameter to permit delivery of the body member into a body passageway and a second expanded diameter. The surface of... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090062902 - Stent for positioning in a body conduit or method for producing this stent: By a contrast means contained in an inventive stent which has a greater permeability for x-radiation features than the body tissue surrounding the stent in a relevant body conduit, this stent can be clearly detected in its position on an x-ray image of the relevant body conduit while at the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090062901 - Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall: A vascular device comprising a body movable from a collapsed insertion position to an expanded position having a larger cross-sectional dimension. The body includes a plurality of struts. At least two elongated struts extend distally from the body. A plurality of vessel engaging members extend outwardly from the body for... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20090062905 - Dynamic stent: A stent (100) including a support frame (106) for supporting a vessel in a non-collapsed state is disclosed. The support frame (106) includes a degradable component (102) for at least initially supporting the vessel in the non-collapsed state when the stent (100) is first implanted in the vessel. The degradable... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090062906 - Stent with autonomic function: s

20090062908 - Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit: The implant implantation unit, at a determined position in the tubular element with a wall comprising a cavity, is pushed there by a catheter and the unit comprises deformable feelers to, under the control of remote activation elements, change from a stowed form to a deployed functional form, to detect... Agent: O''brien Jones, PLLC

20090062907 - Self-expanding valve for the venous system: A venous valve device and method of formation are described to provide antegrade blood flow in the deep venous vessels of the leg or in other venous vessels of the body having incompetent or irreversibly dysfunctional valves. The venous valve device is made of a sheet of biocompatible material, comprising... Agent: Hosheng Tu

20090062909 - Stent with polymer coating containing amorphous rapamycin: A coated coronary stent, comprising: a stainless steel sent framework coated with a primer layer of Parylene C; and a rapamycin-polymer coating having substantially uniform thickness disposed on the stent framework, wherein the rapamycin-polymer coating comprises polybutyl methacrylate (PBMA), polyethylene-co-vinyl acetate (PEVA) and rapamycin, wherein substantially all of the rapamycin... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090062910 - Stent with differential timing of abluminal and luminal release of a therapeutic agent: The invention relates generally to a medical device that is useful for delivering a therapeutic agent to the body tissue of a patient, and the method for making such a medical device. More particularly, the invention is directed to a stent having a tubular sidewall with a first coating composition... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090062911 - Multizonal lens with extended depth of focus: An intraocular lens for providing enhanced vision includes an optic with a clear aperture over which light may be focused onto or near the retina of an eye. The optic includes an anterior surface and an opposing posterior surface, the surfaces disposed about an optical axis. The optic includes a... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

20090062912 - Construction of an intraocular artificial lens: This invention concerns an intraocular artificial lens with variable optical power which lens is comprised of two optical elements which can be shifted relatively to each other in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis wherein the optical elements have such a shape that they exhibit, in combination, different optical... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090062913 - Light powered microactuator, microfluidic dispenser and retinal prosthesis: A light powered microactuator device of the invention is an integrated device including a solar cell that provides sufficient energy to actuate an electroactive thin film coupled to a thin membrane. The lateral strain response of the electroactive thin film causes the thin membrane to move, providing an actuation force... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090062914 - Devices and methods for intervertebral therapy: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for treating vertebral diseases and injuries, and more particularly to devices, systems and methods of delivering therapy to the spine within or in close proximity to the intervertebral disc space or vertebral endplate. The method involves positioning an implant having an internal passageway with... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090062915 - Spinous-process implants and methods of using the same: Devices and methods for performing a procedure within a spine are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes coupling a first implant to a pedicle of a first vertebra of a spinal column such that at least a portion of the first implant is disposed between a first spinous... Agent: Coats & Bennett/medtronic

20090062921 - Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws: A spinal fusion implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral bodies has opposed upper and lower surfaces adapted to contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies from within the disc space, a leading end for insertion between the adjacent vertebral bodies, and a trailing end opposite the leading end. The trailing... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20090062918 - Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting: Devices, tools and methods for minimally invasive implantation and distraction between spinous processes for treatment of spinous disorders. An interspinous implant device for distracting at least one pair of adjacent spinous processes includes a main body including a shaft having a longitudinal axis; and first and second arms extending transversely... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20090062920 - Intervertebral disc replacement: An intervertebral disc replacement has two members attached to vertebral body endplates of two adjacent vertebrae. The two members are formed with respective articulation surfaces which form at least part of an articulation arrangement. When loaded with compressive axial force, the articulation arrangement supports the vertebral contact surfaces against the... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090062916 - Method and apparatus for an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage: A method and apparatus for an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage allows the adjustment of the relative position of two bone segments while supporting the joining of those bone segments into one structure through the implant and methods described herein. The implant's embodiments fixate to the adjacent bones while inter-positioning... Agent: Law Offices Of Christopher L. Makay

20090062919 - Prosthetic vertebral assembly: Intervertebral disc prostheses are provided. More particularly, the invention provides disc prostheses that have adjustable disc heights, that are readily converted into fusion prostheses and that provide a range of motions that effectively mimic the natural range of motions of a spinal disc.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090062917 - Spinal interbody replacement devices: A spinal interbody replacement device for supporting vertebrae in the space between the vertebrae includes a connecting member having upper and lower disc replacement members engageable thereto at opposite ends of the connecting member to provide a corpectomy device. The disc replacement members are sized to be positioned in a... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090062922 - Method and apparatus for delivering treatment to a joint: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for treating inflammation and/or infection within a synovial joint. The invention is comprised of a depot, tether and cap. The depot is comprised of a biodegradable polymer which is impregnated with a biological agent targeted to treat the inflammation and/or infection.... Agent: Medtronic Spinal And Biologics Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090062923 - Method and apparatus for shoulder arthroplasty: A prosthetic shoulder implant includes a humeral component having an anchor and a head, and a glenoid component. The glenoid component is defined by a body having an outer surface including one or more tissue and bone in-growing material areas, a concave inner surface for accepting the head of the... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20090062924 - Knee joint prosthesis: A knee joint prosthesis including a femoral component for attachment to a femur. The femoral component includes an anterior portion, first and second condylar portions extending from the anterior portion and having first and second bearing surfaces, the first and second condylar portions having first and second posterior ends, and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090062925 - Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities for knee prosthesis patients: Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities, more physiologic load bearing and improved patellar tracking for knee prosthesis patients. Such systems and methods include (i) adding more articular surface to the antero-proximal posterior condyles of a femoral component, including methods to achieve that result, (ii) modifications to the... Agent: David B. Tingey

20090062926 - Orthopaedic implants having bioresorbable posts: An orthopaedic implant for replacing the surface of a bone, such as in a joint arthroplasty, includes a bone facing surface for mating with the prepared end of the bone. The surface includes a porous coating to promote bone ingrowth. A bioresorbable post extends from the bone facing surface for... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090062927 - Coated tracheostomy tube and stoma stent or cannula: The present invention relates to devices used in the management of bodily airways including tracheostomy tubes, laryngectomy tubes, bronchial stents, bronchial Y-tubes, bronchial TY-tubes, and nasal stents. The devices may comprise a protective coating to prevent the accumulation of mucus, crusting and granulation on or around airway management devices, as... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090062928 - In-bone implantable shaft for prosthetic joints or for direct skeletal attachment of external limb prostheses and method of its installation: An in-bone implantable shaft for prosthetic joints or for direct skeletal attachment of external limb prostheses, comprised of a central body fitted in the zone of the bone's medullary cavity conventionally prepared for implantation, and of side elements attached to the central body and fitted in the slots specially made... Agent: Mark Pitkin

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