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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090163987 - Compliant venous graft: A venous graft for replacement of a section of an artery and methods of making the graft. The graft comprises a flexible, resilient, generally tubular external support and a vein segment carried within and having an ablumenal surface in contact with and supported by the tubular support, the venous graft... Agent: Haugen Law Firm

20090163985 - Method of retaining a polymeric stent on an expansion member: An expandable medical device is mounted onto an expansion member so as to ensure reliable and accurate placement of the device within a vessel or passageway. An expandable device such as a polymeric stent is mounted to an expansion member so as to prevent slippage of the polymeric stent relative... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090163986 - System and method of detecting implant detachment: A system and method of detecting implant detachment within the body of a patient. The activation of the heater coil causes the degradation, melting or reduction of a component that brings the heater coil into or out of electrical contact with another component, or causes the individual loops of the... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090163988 - Stepped balloon catheter for treating vascular bifurcations: A stepped balloon catheter prosthesis deployment system is disclosed for placement of a prosthesis across an Os opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support at one end, a circumferentially extending link at the other end and at least one... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090163989 - Balloon expandable bioabsorbable stent with a single stress concentration region interconnecting adjacent struts: An expandable, implantable medical device, such as an intraluminal stent fabricated from polymeric materials, includes a plurality of elongated struts in consecutive series and alternating stress concentration junctions interconnecting ends of adjacent struts. When the stent is in an expanded condition, the adjacent struts form expanded substantial V-shapes and stresses... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090163993 - Bi-stable bifurcated stent petal geometry: A stent has a substantially cylindrical tubular body with at least one expandable side branch that has a plurality of members. The plurality of members includes at least one first member having a first width and at least one second member having a second width, where the first width is... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090163990 - Decellularized omentum matrix and uses thereof: Methods for defatting omentum and processes for preparing an a cellular omentum i.e., devitalized or decellularized omentum, comprising extracellular matrix for implantation into a mammalian system. Also constructs for medical applications comprising decellularized omentum.... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20090163992 - Endoprosthesis having flexible connectors: The present invention relates to an endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen that includes a plurality of web rings coupled one to the other by flexible connectors, which are structured to absorb at least some of the axial and torsional stresses applied to the endoprosthesis and to improve resistance... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090163995 - Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent: An expandable medical device has a plurality of elongated struts joined together to form a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a cylinder having a first diameter to a cylinder having a second diameter. At least one of the plurality of struts includes at least one opening extending at... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090163994 - Flexible stent-graft device having patterned polymeric coverings: The present invention provides an endoprosthesis comprising a radially distensible, tubular stent comprising opposed open ends and a stent wall structure having opposed exterior and luminal surfaces; and a continuous and seamless ePTFE tubular covering having a node and fibril structure securably disposed to at least one of the stent... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090163991 - Stent: A stent with strut bands and connectors, wherein the strut bands have long and short struts with a junction positioned between the short struts. Each junction defines a reservoir, wherein the reservoirs of a strut band are substantially circumferentially aligned. The connectors each have arms, wherein each arm includes an... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090163996 - Endoprosthesis having a stable architecture: The present invention relates to an endoprosthesis having a web structure that is expandable from a contracted configuration to an expanded configuration and that includes a plurality of longitudinally adjacent web rings. Each of the web rings is defined by web elements disposed circumferentially around a longitudinal axis, which are... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090163998 - Endoprosthesis having rings linked by foot extensions: The present invention relates to an endoprosthesis having a plurality of web rings, pairs of which are coupled in one or more points by foot extensions protruding from at least one of the web rings. The endoprosthesis of the present invention provides a high level of flexibility and an elevated... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090163997 - Endoprosthesis having struts linked by foot extensions: The present invention relates to an endoprosthesis having a plurality of web rings coupled by connectors, which include two or more essentially parallel struts and a foot extension protruding from one of the struts. An endoprosthesis constructed according to the principles of the present invention provides an elevated degree of... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090163999 - Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds: A prosthesis is disclosed for placement at an Os opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support at one end, a circumferentially extending link at the other end and at least one frond extending axially therebetween. The support is configured... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090164000 - Prosthetic flow modifying device: An implantable flow modifying device and a method of modifying flow through a lumen are provided. The flow modifying device includes a flexible member configured for permitting fluid flow through the body lumen in a first direction at a first rate and for restricting fluid flow through the body lumen... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090164001 - Socket for fenestrated tubular prosthesis: A stent graft adapted to telescopically receive a secondary stent graft having an evertible, elastic socket communicating with an opening in the stent graft. The socket comprises an elastic wall that forms a lumen with a stent at least partially encased within the wall. The socket may be adapted for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090164002 - Implant with a base body of a biocorrodible alloy: An implant having a base body, comprised either entirely or in part of a biocorrodible metallic material wherein at least the parts of the base body having the biocorrodible metallic material are at least partially covered with a coating of a crosslinked CFx layer with an F/C ratio in the... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090164003 - Implantable prosthetic valves and methods relating to same: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a prosthetic valve is provided. The prosthetic valve includes an annulus, a pair of leaflets, and a pair of support elements. The annulus has a generally saddle-shape formed by a movable pair of first portions separated from each other by a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090164004 - Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve: A method and apparatus for delivering a device to a given location within a heart, the method and apparatus being adapted for: passing a first catheter through the left atrium of the heart, through the mitral valve and into the left ventricle, and passing a second catheter through the aorta... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090164005 - Capping bioprosthetic tissue to reduce calcification: A treatment for bioprosthetic tissue used in implants or for assembled bioprosthetic heart valves to reduce in vivo calcification. The method includes applying a calcification mitigant such as a capping agent or an antioxidant to the tissue to specifically inhibit oxidation in tissue. Also, the method can be used to... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090164006 - Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery: A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchor may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is configured to be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090164007 - Devices and methods for measuring axial distances: Devices and methods for measuring axial distances, particularly during eye surgery, are provided.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090164008 - Lens surface with combined diffractive, toric, and aspheric components: In one aspect, the present invention provides an intraocular lens (IOL) that includes an optic comprising an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and a plurality of diffractive zones disposed on one of those surfaces. The surface having the diffractive zones has a profile characterized by a combination of aspheric and... Agent: Alcon

20090164009 - Soft silicone materials for ophthalmic applications: Described herein are silicone fluids and silicone materials that posses high glass transition temperatures (Tgs) when compared to conventional silicone materials. In one embodiment, an increased Tg allows the formation of objects and materials by cryogenic lathing. The fluids and materials can be formed by curing silicone fluid with a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20090164010 - Modular total prosthesis for the middle ear: A total prosthesis for the middle ear, with a prosthesis body, with a first coupling element for connection of the prosthesis to the tympanic membrane or for coupling to the manubrium, and with a second coupling element for connection to the footplate of the stirrup, which second coupling element has... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090164013 - Hydrogel filaments for biomedical uses: Described herein are apparatus, compositions, systems and associated methods to occlude structures and malformations with radiopaque hydrogel filaments with delayed controlled rates of expansion permitting the repositioning of the device once inside the structure or malformation. Further described is a device for implantation in an animal comprising a difunctional, low... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090164012 - Medical implant component and method for fabricating same: A medical implant component and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The medical implant component may comprise a substrate having a bearing portion, in which at least the bearing portion has a coating of at least 25 micrometers of a predetermined material. The predetermined material of the coating... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090164011 - Surface treatment of implants: An implant and a method for forming an implant. The implant includes a fixation surface having at least a portion made up of an oxidized material.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090164014 - Biodegradable ostochondreal implant: A biodegradable osteochondral implant comprises a porous top and a porous bottom section separated by a barrier impermeable to agents that have a detrimental effect on the regeneration of cartilage. The implant or its top section is of rotationally symmetric or parallelepipedal form and comprises a resilient polymer material such... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090164016 - Device and method for orthopedic fracture fixation: The present invention relates invention relates to devices and methods for the fixation and stabilization of orthopedic fractures and more specifically to stabilization of compression fractures of spinal vertebrae. The systems comprise cannulated orthopedic screws and mechanical expandable implants introducible through the lumen of such screws. In certain embodiments the... Agent: G. L. Loomis & Associates, Inc.

20090164015 - Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant: A spinal cage implant is adapted to be inserted in a damaged intervertebral disc for restoring the discal height and permitting an arthoesis. The implant comprises a central part with walls and terminal parts for bearing against the cortical bone of the vertebral end plates. The implant bears against the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090164019 - Adjustable vertebral spacer for artificial vertebrae: An adjustable vertebral spacer includes a spacer body, a movable member coupled to the spacer body, an adjustment ring mounted on the spacer body and rotatable to move the movable member and to further adjust the combined height of the spacer body and the movable member, a lock ring mounted... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090164020 - Device for securing an implant to tissue: An implant device is provided for implantation within an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae comprising an implant body, a rotatable portion and a piercing portion configured to pierce the adjacent vertebra.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090164017 - Expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage: An intervertebral expandable spacer having a pair of co-axial annuluses locked together by an engagement member having i) a set screw and ii) a pressure plate having an outer face contacting the set screw and an inner face having teeth adapted to mate with the ratchet notches of the second... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090164018 - Instruments for expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage: An instrument set for an intervertebral expandable spacer having a pair of co-axial annuluses locked together by an engagement member, the set including an inserter/expander having both a rapid expansion mechanism and a fine tuning expansion mechanism.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090164021 - Shoulder prosthesis: A shoulder prosthesis comprising a socket and a condyle that cooperates with the socket. The condyle also cooperates with a base plate facing the scapula similar to a clamping connection. The condyle is plugged onto the base plate by means of a receptacle that is embodied on the condyle. The... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090164022 - Multiple-cam, posterior-stabilized knee prosthesis: A distal femoral knee-replacement component provides additional points of cam action by either distinct bars or interconnected structural elements such as cam extensions to prevent early translation of the knee or dislocation of the femoral component over the tibial post which can occur in cruciate-substituting designs.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090164023 - Assembly comprising composite materials for bearing surfaces and uses thereof in reconstructive or artificial joints: An assembly, for example for a reconstructive joint of the human body, comprises first and second parts which bear against one another. The first and second parts may both comprise a first polymeric material which is preferably polyetheretherketone in combination with carbon fibre.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090164024 - Joint placement methods and apparatuses: Systems and methods for determining placement of prosthetic components in joint including defining patient-specific frame of reference for joint, determining patient-specific postoperative range of motion of joint, evaluating patient-specific range of motion of joint, automatically planning placement of components balancing need for range of motion with prosthesis stability through bony... Agent: Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co, Lpa

20090164026 - Femoral stem for artificial hip joint and artificial hip joint including the same: A femoral stem 2 for artificial hip joint is provided that is capable of tightly fixing a greater trochanter and is suitable for treatment of transcervical fracture where it is necessary to fix the greater trochanter. The femoral stem 2 comprising: a stem member 20 including a distal part 21... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090164027 - Process for producing a metal body and metal bodies: The invention provides a process for producing a metal body, which leads in a simple and reliable way to formation of a defined surface topography, if desired also combined, in the range from 10 nm to 500 μm on a metal base body or blank which is to have, in... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090164028 - Method of delivering an intragastric device for treating obesity: An intragastric member and method of delivery thereof are described. Delivery of the intragastric member is enabled by partitioning the intragastric member into discrete bundles with retaining members that are circumferentially disposed along the longitudinal length of the intragastric member. Formation of the intragastric member into bundles facilitates controlled delivery... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090164029 - Valve with delayed leaflet deployment: A valve for use in a body lumen, where the valve includes a valve leaflet with delayed leaflet deployment relative an in vivo implant time. The valve includes a valve frame, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame. The valve leaflet includes a commissure that can reversibly seal for... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20090164025 - Delivering an agent to a patient's body: A medical stent provides an active agent to a patient's body while simultaneously maintaining an open passageway within the body of the patient. The stent includes a first segment, a second segment, a connecting segment disposed between the first and second segments, and the active agent. The active agent may... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090157160 - Apparatus and methods for protected angioplasty and stenting at a carotid bifurcation: Apparatus and methods are described for performing protected angioplasty and stenting of a patient's carotid bifurcation. An integrated catheter system can be configured in a rapid-exchange version or in an over-the-wire version. The catheter system includes a self-expanding stent, a stent delivery sheath, a combination angioplasty balloon catheter and stent... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.

20090157159 - Device and method for tacking plaque to blood vessel wall: A plaque tack device for treating atherosclerotic occlusive disease is formed as a thin, annular band of durable, flexible material having a plurality of barbs or anchoring points on its outer periphery for preventing it from being dislodged. The plaque tack may be used with a balloon angioplasty procedure or... Agent: Leighton K. Chong Patent Attorney

20090157161 - Percutaneous nitinol stent extraction device: A minimally invasive catheter system and method for extraction of a shape memory device such as a nitinol stent from inside a tubular organ, is provided. The catheter system comprises a multi-lumen tube with at least one expandable balloon and an extraction device. The multi-lumen tube has multiple ports, which... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090157162 - Rapid-exchange retractable sheath self-expanding delivery system with incompressible inner member and flexible distal assembly: A delivery system for delivery of a medical device, the delivery system having an inner member having a proximal section, a distal section and a longitudinal axis therebetween, and an outer member disposed about the inner member, wherein the distal section of the inner member includes at least two wires... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090157163 - Retrieval device: A retrieval device is disclosed. The retrieval device may include a sheath including a lumen extending longitudinally through the sheath, an elongate member slidably disposed within the lumen, and a basket at a distal end of the elongate member. The basket may include a plurality of legs formed integrally with... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090157164 - Textile graft for in situ fenestration: The disclosure relates to an implantable woven graft for bridging a defect in a main vessel near one or more branch vessels. The graft includes a region of reduced yarn density. Reduced yarn density regions are alignable with at least one of the one or more branch vessels, and are... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090157165 - Degradable endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis includes a body that has a first bioerodible metal and a surface, and a capsule formed of a second bioerodible metal disposed on the surface. The capsule includes a porous peripheral region and a drug-containing core. A method of making such an endoprosthesis is also disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090157166 - Medical devices having porous component for controlled diffusion: According to an aspect of the present invention, implantable or insertable medical devices are provided which contain the following: (a) substrate having one or more depressions that contain at least one therapeutic agent and (b) a porous membrane disposed over the substrate and the one or more depressions, which regulate... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090157167 - Method of promoting cell proliferation and ingrowth by injury to the native tissue: The present invention relates to methods of treating tissue of the human body, specially, methods of promoting cell proliferation and ingrowth around implantable medical devices. The methods include inserting an apparatus comprising asperities adapted to injure native tissue at a desired anchoring location, injuring the native tissue at the desired... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090157168 - Method and apparatus for reducing the size of an endoprosthesis: An apparatus for collapsing an expandable stent can include a plurality of movable members braided together to form a tubular member or main body portion. The movable members can at least partially define a lumen in the main body portion. The main body portion can be adapted to circumferentially apply... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090157158 - Self-expanding biodegradable stent: The self-expanding biodegradable stent is a compressible, resilient mesh stent, which is compressed during delivery to a biological vessel or channel, and which expands to the contours of the vessel or channel upon delivery. The self-expanding biodegradable stent includes a substantially cylindrical main body portion having slightly flared, longitudinally opposed... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20090157169 - Implantable vascular device: A multiple-sided medical device comprises a frame comprising wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration which a generally serpentine shape. The device is pushed from a delivery catheter into the lumen... Agent: Charles W. Agnew Patent Agent

20090157170 - Trileaflet semi-lunar prosthetic tissue valve: The invention provides a trileaflet semi-lunar prosthetic tissue valve for aortic, pulmonary, mitral or tricuspid valve replacement. The valve is planar before attachment at an annulus of a valvular lumen, and non-planar upon attachment at the annulus of the defective valve. A sewing ring having a circumference greater than the... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090157171 - Treatment indications informed by a priori implant information: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly based on the a priori implant information and partly based on one or more other clot-indicative determinants; or obtaining a flow-change-indicative measurement... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090157172 - Stents with polymer-free coatings for delivering a therapeutic agent: Described herein are implantable medical devices, such as intravascular stents, for delivering therapeutic agents to a patient, and methods for making such medical devices. The medical devices comprise a substrate having at least a cavity therein and a pellet disposed in the cavity. The pellet comprises a non-polymeric material having... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090157173 - Novel drug-eluting coronary artery stent coated with anti-platelet-derived growth factor antibodies overlaying extracellular matrix proteins with an outer coating of anti-inflammatory (calcineurin inhibitor) and/or anti-proliferatives: The present invention relates to a combination of agents, including an anti-proliferative agent, an anti-inflammatory agent, an anti-growth factor, and an extracellular matrix (ECM) molecule coated on a stent to prevent acute and subacute thrombosis, enhance endothelial in-growth, and prevent neointimal hyperplasia, and/or suppress neovascularization, and thereby reduce restenosis rates... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090157174 - Systems and methods for enabling heart valve replacement: The present invention describes a cardiac prosthetic system (400) comprising: an anchoring conduit (200) having a harbour (415), the harbour including a first releasably engaging component (515); a temporary valve (305) and a heart valve prosthesis (420) having a second releasably engaging component (445) enabled to be securely coupled and... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090157175 - Leaflet attachment frame for a prosthetic valve: An implantable prosthetic valve has an upper frame section and a lower frame section. The upper frame section has a plurality of struts and a first leaflet receiving surface at a lower portion of the upper frame section. The lower frame section has a second leaflet receiving surface at an... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090157176 - Annuloplasty rings for correcting degenerative valvular diseases: A set of annuloplasty rings progressively sized to take into account more of the common pathologies. The proportional shapes of each ring as the orifice size changes vary. For instance, the larger rings have larger minor axis dimensions relative to their major axis dimensions.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090157177 - Sewing ring for a prosthetic tissue valve: The invention provides a trileaflet semi-lunar prosthetic tissue valve for aortic, pulmonary, mitral, or tricuspid valve replacement. The valve is planar before attachment at an annulus of a valvular lumen, and non-planar upon attachment at the annulus of the defective valve. A sewing ring having a circumference greater than the... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090157178 - Intraocular lens: The invention relates to an artificial intraocular lens consisting of a polymer material which permits a change of the optical properties of the artificial intraocular lens when exposed to light. This enables the lens to be exactly adjusted to the required visual acuity upon implantation thereof.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090157179 - Ophthalmic lenses providing an extended depth of field: e

20090157180 - Medical implant containing detection enhancing agent and method for detecting content leakage: The present disclosure relates to implants for use in a mammalian body. The medical implant comprises a substantially impermeable outer layer enclosing a pharmaceutically acceptable content for reconstructive, plastic or cosmetic surgery. Furthermore the pharmaceutically acceptable content comprises a pharmaceutically acceptable detection enhancing agent.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090157181 - Biologic artificial bone: A biologic artificial bone includes an artificial fiber material formed from a synthetic polymer with mechanical properties similar to type I collagen. A biocompatible liquid substance is impregnated in the fiber material that hardens and stiffens the fiber material. A bone substitute is impregnated in the hardened and stiffened fiber... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090157182 - Bone restorative carrier mediums: Biocompatible bone graft material having a biocompatible, resorbable polymer and a biocompatible, resorbable inorganic material exhibiting macro, meso, and microporosities.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090157184 - 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: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090157183 - Method of treating spinal disorders: A method for treating disorders of the spine by placing a stimulating electrode into the disc space. The method of treatment and means of applying the technique are given.... Agent: John K. Song

20090157186 - Inter-vertebral implant: The inter-vertebral implant comprises a first part (2, 21, 26) and a second part (3, 22, 27), which may be uniportally implanted in a disc cavity (B) and connected to each other therein. The parts (2, 3; 21, 22; 26, 27) comprise an opening (4, 5; 28, 29) for housing... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090157188 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: The present invention relates to an intervertebral disc prosthesis preferably comprising at least three pieces including an upper plate (1), a lower plate (2) and a mobile core (3) at least in relation to the lower plate (2), co-operation means (23, 33) allowing to limit or eliminate the movements of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090157187 - Load sharing interbody fusion device: The present invention is a load sharing intervertebral fusion device that allows for reconstruction of the proper disc space between two vertebral bodies while allowing bone material packed within the fusion device to share loading and stress for enhanced healing. The device includes two sections, an upper and lower section,... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090157185 - Prosthetic monolithic spinal discs and method of customizing and constructing discs: The process uses micro-machining for forming a prosthetic spinal disc in which one of more springs bias adjacent vertebrae apart and absorb shock. Instead of using conventionally wound springs, the entire prosthesis including the springs are formed by micro-machining a block of material. Imaging, load and other patient data provide... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090157189 - Modular articulating cement spacer mold: The present teachings provide a modular articulating cement spacer mold for forming a temporary implant. The modular spacer mold includes a head component mold defining a first opening, a head connector positioned within the first opening of the head component mold, a stem component mold defining a second opening, and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090157190 - Osteotomy spacer: A device for use in connection with a bone, comprising a first surface and a second surface spaced apart from each other at a predetermined distance and angled relative to each other along a portion thereof. The device having a first ridge projecting from the first surface in a direction... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090157192 - Replacement joint: A replacement joint for a human body and a method of installing such a replacement joint is provided. A ball portion of the replacement joint is installed on an end of a first bone. A receptacle having an engagement surface that has an aspherical configuration is formed in a second... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090157191 - Resurfacing femoral head component: A femoral component having a head portion with an outwardly facing bearing surface and an opposing inner surface configured to fit over a prepared femur The femoral component also includes a stem portion which is for insertion into the prepared femur, the stem portion having a first end for engagement... Agent: Law Office Of Robert C. Klinger

20090157194 - Implant composite material: It is an implant composite material having a constitution which comprises a compact composite of a biodegradable and bioabsorbable polymer containing bioabsorbable and bioactive bioceramic particles and a porous composite of a biodegradable and bioabsorbable polymer containing bioabsorbable and bioactive bioceramic particles, the porous composite being united with the compact... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090157193 - Tendon and ligament repair sheet and methods of use: Methods and device for treating or healing an injured tendon or ligament is disclosed. The device, a tendon and ligament repair sheet, has a porous layer and a denser layer, and optionally a therapeutic agent in the porous layer, the denser layer or both. The repair sheet is made from... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090157195 - Fluorinated implant: This disclosure relates to a medical implant composed of polymers which are fluorine-free per se, in particular for the management of hernias, where the implant has at least in part threads having on their surface at least in part a fluorine-containing layer.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP

20090157196 - Prosthetic vacuum system: An improved prosthetic device with a vacuum system for maintaining a negative pressure seal between the socket and the residual limb. The vacuum system includes a vacuum surge chamber which maintains seal vacuum and increases the time between recharging a Li ion battery, allowing the battery to be recharged-up to... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090157197 - Bracket-fixable running foot for lower limb prosthesis: The prosthetic foot (1) is a lamina of composite material with a characteristic J-shape, fixable by a TT bracket (2) directly to a socket (3) containing the stump, i.e. the residual part of the amputated lower limb, in the case of users with transtibial amputations, or to a TF bracket... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090149938 - Lubrication apparatus for a delivery and deployment device: A delivery and deployment device comprises a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen disposed therebetween; a dilator having a distal end slidingly disposed within the sheath lumen; a valve assembly comprising a valve housing affixed to the sheath and a valve disposed within the housing... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090149936 - Reinforced delivery catheter: A catheter for delivering an interventional device to a target site within the body of a patient. The catheter comprises an elongated shaft having a plurality of lumens extending longitudinally therein. The shaft has a proximal portion defining at least two lumens, an intermediate portion having fewer lumens than the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook

20090149937 - Sheathing for restoring the function of valves of varicose veins and use of the sheathing in surgery: A sheathing has a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction for restoring function of venous valves of varicose veins in the form of a planar, flexible piece of material, wherein the piece of material includes a nonwoven material.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP

20090149939 - Stent-graft comprising at least one reinforced hole: The present embodiments provide a stent-graft for use in a medical procedure that comprises a graft having at least first and second reinforced holes disposed in the graft. The first and second reinforced holes may comprise first and second grommets. In one embodiment, a first stent may be coupled to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090149940 - Bioabsorbable stent with radiopaque layer and method of fabrication: Embodiments of a stent and methods of fabricating the same with a bioabsorbable radiopaque layer are disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090149941 - Compressible tubular tissue supports: The invention provides a novel compressed tubular tissue supports (1) that can easily be introduced into vessels requiring support.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20090149942 - Endoprosthesis having a non-fouling surface: An endoprosthesis, e.g., a stent, that includes a pro-healing surface and a temporary non-fouling material attached to the surface, and a method of making the same are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090149943 - Flexible stent: This invention involves a radially expandable stent that has wire wound circular sections that are cojoined to create a cylinder by a series of single strand wire hinges. The hinges are situated to provide the stent created by the expanded sections with enhanced flexibility without sacrificing the overall support strength... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090149944 - Medical devices and efab methods and apparatus for producing them: Various embodiments of the invention present miniature medical devices that may be formed totally or in part using electrochemical fabrication techniques. Sample medical devices include micro-tweezers or forceps, internally expandable stents, bifurcated or side branch stents, drug eluting stents, micro-valves and pumps, rotary ablation devices, electrical ablation devices (e.g. RF... Agent: Microfabrica Inc. Att: Dennis R. Smalley

20090149935 - Expandable stent: An expandable stent designed to maintain a passageway through a body lumen of a patient is disclosed. The expandable stent is a tubular member that includes a thermoplastic material and woven or wound fibers at least partially in contact with the thermoplastic material, such that the thermoplastic material maintains the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090149945 - Prosthetic support for flaccid arterial segments: A supplemental elasticity device is attached to an artery in the knee to replace lost elastic behavior. The supplemental elasticity device is attached near both ends of the vessel section which it is intended to compress. In this case, the vessel section extends from the adductor canal to below the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090149946 - Stent having at least one barb and methods of manufacture: The present embodiments provide a barbed stent having at least one integrally-formed barb. In one embodiment, the barbed stent comprises a stent having at least one segment forming a strut. A slit is formed in the strut, preferably such that the slit is disposed partially but not entirely through the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090149947 - Implantable device for drug delivery and improved visibility: The present invention provides an implantable device as delivery device for at least one therapeutic agent being composed of at least one type of base material comprising at least two types of reservoirs for at least one therapeutic agent whereby each type of reservoir independently provides identical or different release... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090149948 - Medical devices containing silicate and carbon particles: According to one aspect of the present invention, implantable and insertable medical devices are provided which contain one or more particle-containing regions that comprise silicate particles and carbon particles.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090149949 - 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

20090149950 - Heart assist device: A heart assist device comprising a rotary pump housing having a cylindrical bore, a pumping chamber and a motor stator including an electrically conductive coil located within the housing and surrounding a portion of the cylindrical bore. A rotor has a cylindrical shaft, at least one impeller appended to one... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090149951 - Dual communication interface for artificial heart system: An artificial heart pump system has a heart pump is-implanted in a patient. A pump control unit worn by a patient includes a programmable device for adapting a secure aspect of heart pump operation in response to pump operating commands. The pump control unit has a wired interface and a... Agent: Terumo Heart, Inc.

20090149952 - Intraocular lenses and business methods: An intraocular accommodating lens comprising a resilient polymer monolith with a peripheral component that has a Young's modulus and an equilibrium memory shape that imparts to the capsular sac's periphery the natural shape of the capsule in an accommodated state. The intraocular lens includes a central deformable optic that provides... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090149953 - Form stable breast implant sizer and method of use: An insertable preformed sizer for a breast implant that regains its form after deformation and insertion into a cavity formed within breast tissue. The sizer is used to evaluate the size of the cavity and help determine proper sizes and shapes of breast implants to use. The implant sizer is... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090149954 - Bone substitute: A bone substitute suitable for both load bearing and non load bearing applications having an aqueous phase, preferably a hydrogel phase formed by macromers, a low water content (hydrophobic) phase formed by amphiphilic monomers, and an inorganic filler.... Agent: Law Office Of Collen A. Beard, LLC

20090149956 - Expandable support device and method of use: An expandable support device for tissue repair is disclosed. The device can be used to repair hard or soft tissue, such as bone. The expandable support device can have interconnected struts. A method of repairing tissue is also disclosed. The expandable support device can be inserted into a damaged bone... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090149955 - Spinal prostheses: A spinal prosthesis has a prosthetic vertebral body in the form of a hollow cylinder (1) with perforated wall and attached prosthetic intervertebral discs formed by springs (7,8) moulded into silicone-rubber beads (9,10). Anchoring of the cylinder (1) to the damaged vertebra (II) is by means of entrapment of an... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20090149957 - Modular lateral expansion device: A modular lateral expansion device to be inserted into a vertebral body. The modular lateral expansion device comprises a pair of complementary lateral members. Each of the lateral members includes a first end, a second end, a first lateral portion, a second lateral portion, a top wall, a bottom wall,... Agent: Rahman LLC

20090149959 - Spinal implants and methods: Spinal implants are disclosed that can be used for annular repair, facet unloading, disc height preservation, disc decompression, or for sealing a portal through which an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the annulus fibrosus.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090149958 - Structurally reinforced spinal nucleus implants: A spinal nucleus implant is provided which includes a braided three-dimensional reinforcement member having a polymeric matrix imbued therein, the implant configured to have a shape consistent with a cavity within an intervertebral disc space. The polymeric matrix may be a fluid absorbing polymer, e.g., a hydrogel or a substantially... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090149960 - Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement: Methods and instrumentation for implantation of an intervertebral disc prosthesis are provided. A guide tool with sagittal and coronal reference features guides placement of guide pins relative to a sagittal plane and a coronal plane of the vertebrae. A retainer lockable to the guide pins has a ratcheting mechanism providing... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090149961 - Shoulder prosthesis having a protrusion on the base plate: A shoulder prosthesis comprising a socket and a condyle that cooperates with the socket. The condyle also cooperates with a base plate facing the scapula similar to a clamping connection, the condyle being plugged onto the base plate by means of a receptacle that is embodied on the condyle and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090149962 - Artificial elbow joint: An artificial elbow joint of constraint type that makes it easier to assemble a joint section even when a surgery for replacing an elbow joint is in process, and is effective in improving the safety of surgery and reducing the time taken to complete the surgery. The artificial elbow joint... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090149964 - Knee joint prosthesis system and method for implantation: A method for preparing at least a first bone for receiving a prosthesis can include positioning an IM member in a bone. A scaffold, skeleton or frame can be located onto the bone at a desired location. An alignment assembly can be coupled to the frame. The alignment assembly can... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090149963 - Prosthesis assembly including angle and position adaptors: A modular prosthesis assembly for insertion in bone, the assembly comprising: a tray element having a first surface including an extension member depending therefrom and an opposite second surface; a first adaptor having first and second ends, the first end having a profile part which receives and retains the extension... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090149965 - Prosthetic device and system for preparing a bone to receive a prosthetic device: A substantially cup-shaped prosthetic device for a joint is provided. The prosthetic device includes an outer surface configured to operatively engage at least one of a first bone of the joint and a component and an inner surface configured to connect to a second bone of the joint. The inner... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090149966 - Transcutaneous prosthesis: A transcutaneous prosthesis includes a first component configured for attachment to a bone, the first component including flutes or grooves on a surface thereof for deterring rotation of the prosthesis within a bone; a second component adapted for location between the bone and the skin, the second component having a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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20090143850 - Endoprosthesis and delivery system for its placement within a patients vessel and uses for this endoprosthesis and delivery system: P

20090143851 - Method and device for vascular therapy: Medical devices, as well as methods of treatment and manufacturing such devices, are provided for applying vascular therapy locally within the body vessel. The medical devices include an expandable tubular frame and a sleeve. The medical devices can be used for local delivery of a therapeutic agent within a body... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook

20090143849 - Stent delivery system, stent placement method, and stent attachment method: A stent delivery system which is inserted into an endoscope and is for placing a stent inside a body cavity, this stent delivery system being provided with a long pusher catheter which is flexible; a guide catheter which can pass through the lumen of the pusher catheter in a freely... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090143852 - Storage and loading system for implantable medical devices: Storage and loading systems for expandable intraluminal medical devices are described. The systems include a container that defines an opening that tapers from a relatively large first diameter to a relatively small second diameter. A neck region includes structure adapted to engage an outer sheath of a delivery system such... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20090143853 - Axially-radially nested expandable device: Expandable medical implants for maintaining support of a body lumen are disclosed. These implants comprise an axially-radially nested, diametrically expandable, moveable vascular device for enlarging an occluded portion of a vessel. The device can be configured to allow for motion such as translating and/or slide and lock. One advantage of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143854 - Dilation and stent delivery system for bifurcation lesions: The present invention provides a dilatation and stent delivery device which tracks over two guidewires. One guidewire is disposed in each branch vessel of a bifurcation. The present invention provides a dilatation and stent delivery device which enables efficient and accurate stent deployment and dilatation of bifurcation lesions.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090143855 - Medical device including drug-loaded fibers: An endovascular or intraluminal stent comprising an expandable framework including a plurality of interconnected undulating or otherwise connected segments, and a plurality of fibers disposed on the expandable framework. At least a portion of the plurality of fibers is loaded with a therapeutic agent.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090143856 - Medical articles that stimulate endothelial cell migration: A medical article that includes (a) an electronically conductive substrate having a specific conductivity of at least 1 μS/cm and (b) a galvanic couple that includes a first member and a second member arranged in sufficient proximity to each other to generate a localized electric field under physiological conditions. The... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090143857 - Tapered loading system for implantable medical devices: Loading systems for compressing and loading an implantable medical device into a device chamber of a medical device delivery system are described. The loading systems include an elongate holding chamber within which the intraluminal medical device is disposed. A plunger has one or more attached pushers adapted to axially advance... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20090143858 - Optical material and method for modifying the refractive index: A method for modifying the refractive index of an optical, polymeric material. The method comprises irradiating select regions of the optical, polymeric material with a focused, visible or near-IR laser having a pulse energy from 0.05 nJ to 1000 nJ. The irradiation results in the formation of refractive optical structures,... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090143861 - Intervertebral spacer device having recessed notch pairs for manipulation using a surgical tool: Instrumentation for implanting an artificial intervertebral disc includes static trials and a dynamic trial for determining the appropriate size of disc to be implanted, static trial holders for manipulating the static trials, inserter/impactors for inserting and removing the static trials and for inserting the artificial intervertebral discs, repositioners/extractors for repositioning... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090143859 - Maximum support tlif implant: A transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) implant to be placed in an intervertebral space includes a front member and a back member. The front member includes a first end having a hinge, a second end, a pair of lateral portions, a top wall and a bottom wall, an opening configured... Agent: Rahman LLC

20090143863 - Method for disc regeneration using stem cell derived chondroprogenitors: A method for restoring a degenerated intervertebral disc. The method includes preparing a material including embryonic stem cells, placing the material in the degenerated disc and causing the material to generate notochordal cells in the disc to regenerate the disc. Preparing the material includes differentiating the embryonic stem cells into... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC Mi4 Spine, LLC

20090143860 - Modular lateral expansion device: A modular lateral expansion device to be inserted into an intervertebral space. The modular lateral expansion device includes a first member and a second member. The first end and the second end comprise a first extension and a second extension respectively. The first extension and second extension outwardly protrude from... Agent: Rahman LLC

20090143862 - System and method for blocking and/or retaining a prosthetic spinal implant: Devices for anchoring and/or blocking spinal implants in an intervertebral disc space are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention the device includes a rigid blocking member having one end unconnected and free to block a spinal implant, and another end attached to a securing member to secure the blocking... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090143864 - Process for manufacturing a prosthetic joint: The application relates to a process for manufacturing a prosthetic joint with at least one loaded surface which consists at least partially of polyethylene, comprising compressing one or more layers of a woven fabric of drawn gel-spun polyethylene fibres into the desired shape in a hollow mould part using a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090143865 - Method and assembly of a pyrolytic carbon component attached to another component: A prosthetic assembly and a method of assembling same. The prosthetic assembly includes a base component with at least one engagement surface. A pyrolytic carbon component includes at least one engagement surface. The pyrolytic carbon component is elastically deformed to mechanically interlock with the engagement surface on the base component.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090143866 - Knee prosthesis with four degrees of freedom: Knee prosthesis for implanting in a knee joint has a femoral component, a tibial component and a hinge connecting the femoral component and the tibial component. The femoral component rotates around the transverse axis passing through center of the hinge and the center of rotation of the femoral component moves... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090143867 - Implants and methods for repair, replacement and treatment of disease: Implants comprising cartilage and trabecular metal, and methods of making the implants are disclosed. Further disclosed are therapeutic uses of the implants, which include methods of treatment or repair of an chondral or osteochondral defect, such as a chondral or osteochondral injury, lesion or disease. An implant comprises cartilage or... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC

20090143868 - Vacuum based impression and alignment device and method: A malleable bag connected to a one-way valve can be used to provide a prosthesis with an accurate impression of a residual limb and to perfect accurate static and dynamic alignment of the prosthesis on a patient. Methods and systems allow to rapidly and accurately capture an impression of a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090143869 - Anti-shock artificial knee joint structure: An anti-shock artificial knee joint includes a pivot stop block forming a first pivot hole rotatably receiving therein a first pivot for bending the knee joint and a second pivot hole rotatably receiving a second pivot. A gap extending from the first pivot hole so that when the pivot stop... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090143870 - Instrumented prosthetic foot: The present invention discloses an instrumented prosthetic foot for use with an actuated leg prosthesis controlled by a controller, the instrumented prosthetic foot comprising a connector to connect the instrumented prosthetic foot to the leg prosthesis, an ankle structure connected to the connector, a ground engaging member connected to the... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

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