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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090192585 - Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves: A delivery system for delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve to a lumen of a patient, the delivery system including a tubular body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a plurality of wires extending from the distal end of the tubular body, wherein each of the wires... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192586 - Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valves: A delivery system for delivery of an implantable stented device to a body lumen, the device having a plurality of structures at its proximal end, wherein the delivery system comprises a first body portion removably attached to a second body portion and wherein the second body portion includes a plurality... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192584 - Medical systems and related methods: Medical systems and related methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the medical systems include an inner tubular member defining an aperture and an outer tubular member at least partially surrounding the inner tubular member. The inner and outer tubular members can be arranged such that an implantable medical endoprosthesis can... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090192583 - Ordered coatings for drug eluting stents and medical devices: A system for treating a vascular condition comprises a therapeutic agent eluting stent having a layered coating on the stent framework. The coating releases therapeutically effective amounts of one or more therapeutic agents in and ordered sequence and over a selected time period. Another embodiment of the invention includes a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090192588 - Biodegradable double stent: A biodegradable double stent is used for various organs such as a biliary tract, an esophagus, an airway and a ureter. A biodegradable stent having a hollow cylindrical body woven out of a separate wire made of biodegradable polymer so as to have a plurality of rhombic spaces is fixed... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090192587 - Radio-opaque endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis furnished with an armature made of metal wires visible in X-ray medical imaging in which the armature is formed of at least two layers of wires, the wires forming the armature comprising a core made of a radio-opaque material, the interaction between the cores of the wires of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090192590 - Expandable stent and method for delivery of same: An expandable stent comprising a proximal end and a distal end in communication with one another and a tubular wall disposed between the proximal end and the distal end. The tubular wall has a longitudinal axis and a porous surface defined by a plurality of intersecting members comprising a series... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20090192589 - Intravascular stent: The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen. The invention provides for an intravascular stent having a plurality of cylindrical rings connected by undulating links. The stent has a high degree of flexibility... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090192591 - Markers for prosthetic heart valves: A replacement prosthetic heart valve for engagement with a structure of an original prosthetic heart valve that includes at least one visually detectable marker. The replacement heart valve includes a stent structure having a generally tubular body portion and at least one visually detectable marker on a portion of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192592 - Porous implant structure: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to an implant, e.g., a stent, and in particular to a stent having at least one section made of a material having a particular porous structure.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090192593 - Stent for delivery a therapeutic agent from a side surface of a stent stsrut: Described herein are implantable medical devices, such as implantable or intravascular stents, for delivering a therapeutic agent, and methods for making such medical devices. In one embodiment, the medical device comprises a stent having a plurality of struts, at least one of which has a cavity disposed therein. A therapeutic... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090192596 - Implant having a base body of a biocorrodible alloy: s

20090192594 - Implant having a base body of a biocorrodible alloy and a corrosion-inhibiting coating: An implant having a base body consisting entirely or in part of a biocorrodible metallic material wherein at least the parts of the base body made of the biocorrodible metallic material are covered with a corrosion-inhibiting coating. The coating comprises a primer layer of a first biodegradable polymer material comprising... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090192595 - Medical implant: Disclosed herein is a medical implant including an implant body of which at least a part is comprised of a biodegradable metal, wherein the part comprised of the biodegradable metal has a crystal grain diameter of not more than 10 μm.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090192597 - Surgical implant, method for the production and use thereof: A surgical implant is made from biocompatible fiber material as a woven textile fabric, in particular in the form of a vascular prosthesis, the woven fabric being so configured that its permeability to blood is so low that the blood impregnates the textile fabric upon implantation and seals it off... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090192598 - Treatment for a patient with congestive heart failure: Improved devices for these procedures include a minimally invasive grasping device having an inner lumen for advancing connecting members and other instruments through the device to the distal end thereof. Other improved devices include a pacing lead implant instrument which is releasably secured by its distal end to the exposed... Agent: Omar M. Lattouf

20090192603 - Adjustable sizer devices for minimally invasive cardiac surgery: Described is an adjustable device for sizing a heart valve annulus by a minimally invasive route, the device comprising: a cannula comprising a proximal end, a distal end and an interior lumen; and at least one wire extending through the interior lumen of the cannula, wherein the at least one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192602 - Deformable sizer and holder devices for minimally invasive cardiac surgery: Described is a device for sizing a heart valve annulus by a minimally invasive route, the device comprising: a sizing plate having first and second major surfaces, wherein the sizing plate comprises a deformable material such that the sizing plate can deform and fit through the minimally invasive route; and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192601 - Infundibular reducer device delivery system and related methods: Described is a delivery system for minimally invasive delivery of a self-expandable stent to a body lumen, and particularly delivery of a prosthetic valve to the right ventricular outflow tract. Also described is a method of loading a stent onto such a delivery system, and a method of delivering a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090192605 - Sizer device having a plurality of anterior-posterior ratios: Described is a device for evaluating a heart valve annulus in order to choose a particular annuloplasty device to be attached to the annulus, wherein the annuloplasty device has an inter-trigonal or inter-commissural distance and an anterior-posterior ratio, the device comprising: a valve sizing element having one of a plurality... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192604 - Sizer, holder and delivery devices for minimally invasive cardiac surgery: Described is a device for delivering a valve annulus sizer or annuloplasty device holder to a heart valve annulus, the device comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a proximal end, a distal end and at least a portion of the shaft being malleable, wherein the distal end of the elongate shaft... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192600 - Sizing device having two sizers and methods of use: A sizing device for measuring a valve annulus, said sizing device comprising: an elongate segment having first and second ends; a first sizer attached to the first end of the elongate segment; and a second sizer attached to the second end of the elongate segment, wherein the first and second... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20090192606 - Holder devices for annuloplasty devices having a plurality of anterior-posterior ratios: Described is an adjustable annuloplasty device holder possible of having a plurality of different anterior-posterior ratios, the holder comprising a member having an anterior segment and a posterior segment that are shaped to hold an anterior portion and a posterior portion, respectively, of an annuloplasty device, wherein the anterior segment... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192599 - Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use: A prosthetic heart valve assembly includes a gasket member and a valve member including a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of engagement members corresponding to the fasteners. The fasteners and/or engagement members may be configured to guide the engagement members into engagement with the fasteners. For example, the fasteners... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090192607 - One-piece heart prosthesis implantable in an anatomical position: One-piece heart prosthesis implantable in an anatomical position. According to the invention, the artificial left and right ventricles (2,8) have general directions (14, 15) arranged in an asymmetrical V shape, such that said ventricles approach each other as they move away from the means (6, 12) of connection to the... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090192608 - Method & apparatus for arthroscopic biceps tenodesis: A method and apparatus for arthroscopic biceps tenodesis wherein the method involves arthroscopically determining that biceps tenodesis is desirable; arthroscopically separating the long head of the biceps tendon from bone attachment; creating and placing a wedge at the proximal end of the long head of the biceps tendon; and allowing... Agent: John Brooks Law LLC

20090192609 - Implant device for use in an implant system: An implant device 10, 10a including a hollow or planar body 14 or 14a defining a mesh covering. A bioactive agent(s) is incorporated into or onto the body 14. The body 14 can include a woven, knitted, and/or nonwoven fabric 30, 36, 37 and/or a polymeric film 38, each having... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (zimmer)

20090192610 - Orthopedic component of low stiffness: An orthopedic component having multiple layers that are selected to provide an overall modulus that is substantially lower than the modulus of known orthopedic components to more closely approximate the modulus of the bone into which the orthopedic component is implanted. In one exemplary embodiment, the orthopedic component is an... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20090192613 - Standalone dynamic interbody: An intervertebral implant includes a first plate and a second plate that is configured to be moveably engaged with the first plate along an axis of translation. Each plate defines at least one hole or recess for receiving a fastener that is configured to be fastened to a respective vertebrae.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090192612 - Vertebral body replacement implant: In a vertebral body replacement implant having a bottom locating part for positioning against a lower vertebral body and having a top locating part for positioning against an upper vertebral body, wherein both locating parts are steplessly displaceable relative to one another along a displacement path so that the height... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090192611 - Vertebral body replacement implant and instrument for handling the vertebral body replacement implant: In a vertebral body replacement implant having a bottom locating part for positioning against a lower vertebral body and having a top locating part for positioning against an upper vertebral body, wherein both locating parts are telescopically displaceable relative to one another in the manner of a piston-cylinder unit, having... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090192614 - Intervertebral implant: In order, in an intervertebral implant having a core made of a swellable material and having a vertebral-body locating face on its top and/or bottom side, which is connected to the swellable core, to reduce the shearing forces between the swellable core and the vertebral-body locating face during swelling of... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090192616 - Artificial spinal disk: An artificial spinal implant for placement between adjacent vertebrae to replace disk material and to stabilize the involved vertebrae is described. The artificial disk may be disassembled for installation and/or removal for repair, replacement or adjustment, and may be assembled from the front of the spine as individual component parts,... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20090192618 - Artificial spinal disk: An artificial spinal implant for placement between adjacent vertebrae to replace disk material and to stabilize the involved vertebrae is described. The artificial disk may be disassembled for installation and/or removal for repair, replacement or adjustment, and may be assembled from the front of the spine as individual component parts,... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20090192615 - Hydrostatic interbody: An intervertebral implant includes an upper surface configured for engagement with a first vertebral body, and a lower surface configured for engagement with a second vertebral body. A wall extends between the upper surface and the lower surface, and forms a chamber for containing osteogenic material. At least a portion... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090192617 - Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorbing core formed with disc springs: An artificial intervertebral disc has upper and lower prosthesis plates disposed about a shock absorbing mobile core. The shock absorbing core includes one or more spring washers or disc springs between rigid upper and lower surfaces of the core to allow the upper and lower surfaces to move resiliently toward... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090192619 - Passive electro-magnetically damped joint: The present invention comprises an apparatus, system and method utilizing a passive electro-magnetically damped joint for prosthetics or orthotics. Such as system may be controlled through changing the resistive nature of the circuit in which a braking or damping mechanism can sufficiently replicate and augment biomechanical movement. This may be... Agent: Phillips Murrah, P.C.

20090192620 - Prosthetic device and method for implanting the 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, an inner surface including at least a portion configured to connect to a second bone of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090192622 - Extended articulation orthopaedic implant: A prosthesis (20) for use in performing joint arthroplasty is provided. The prosthesis (20) is to be fitted to a long bone (3). The prosthesis includes a first body (22) having a first body articulating surface (24) defining a generally circular outer periphery (26) of the first body articulating surface... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090192623 - Modular humeral head: In use, the assembly of the trial head, cap and housing can be adjusted to be in any angular orientation about hemispherical head. The tightening of the one or more screws fixes the angular position of the trial head. An optimum position for the trial head is established via trial... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090192624 - Modular humeral head: In use, the assembly of the trial head, cap and housing can be adjusted to be in any angular orientation about hemispherical head. The tightening of the one or more screws fixes the angular position of the trial head. An optimum position for the trial head is established via trial... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090192621 - Shoulder implant assembly: An implant assembly and associated method for selectively performing reverse and traditional arthroplasty for a shoulder joint that includes a humerus and a glenoid. The implant assembly may include a head, a cup, a humeral stem and an adaptor. The method includes inserting the humeral stem to the humerus and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090192625 - Hip joint prosthesis: A hip joint prosthesis includes connection means for securing the hip joint prosthesis to a securing device and to an artificial leg, and a control unit for controlling an extension movement in the hip joint and for controlling the step length of the artificial leg.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090192626 - Constraining ring inserter: A hand held instrument is provided in one embodiment in a kit for use in positioning a constraining ring of an acetabular liner system and includes a shaft including a first coupling member, and a plurality of heads, each of the plurality of heads including (i) a base configured to... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090192628 - Bone substitute material, medical material comprising the bone substitute material and method for manufacturing the bone substitute material: The present invention provides a bone substitute material comprising a titanium or a titanium alloy and an anodic oxide film of the titanium or titanium alloy, wherein the anodic oxide film is formed on a surface of the titanium or titanium alloy, wherein inorganic compound microparticles are firmly fixed to... Agent: Law Offices Of Albert Wai-kit Chan, PLLC

20090192629 - Composition for an injectable bone mineral substitute material: The invention refers to an injectable composition for a bone mineral substitute material, which comprises a dry powder mixed with an aqueous liquid. The powder comprises a first reaction component comprising a calcium sulphate hemihydrate with the capability of being hardened to calcium sulphate dihydrate when reacting with said aqueous... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090192627 - Double-tube type stent: A double-tube type stent is inserted into a hollow tubular organ such as a bile duct so as to relieve narrowing of the bile duct on, for instance, an anastomotic area of the intrahepatic bile duct of a liver transplant patient. A hollow cylindrical body has a plurality of rhombic... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090192630 - Prosthetic knee-joint assembly including adjustable proximal and/or distal couplings: A prosthetic knee-joint assembly includes: (a) a proximal segment; (b) a distal segment pivotally disposed with respect to the proximal segment to form a knee joint; (c) a first coupling integral with the proximal segment that includes a first adjustable member having a frustopyramidal boss extending proximally with respect to... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20090192631 - Method for the continuous implementation of polymerisation processes: A process for continuously performing polymerization processes, wherein monomer(s), catalysts, and initiators are added continuously to a backmixed mixing kneader (1-1.3) with a length/diameter ratio of 0.5-3.5 and backmixed therein with already reacted product, and the reacted product is simultaneously drawn off continuously from the mixing kneader (1-1.3).... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

  
07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090187238 - System and method for deploying self-expandable medical device with coating: A system and method for providing a coating on a self-expandable medical device such as a stent are disclosed. The system comprises a coating applicator at the distal end of a sheath which delivers coating material onto the stent as the stent is deployed from the sheath. Thus, the stent... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090187239 - Stent, stent delivery device and stent delivery method: A stent to be implanted in a living body is formed substantially as a tube having a form in which plural wavy annular members are arranged adjacent to each other in the axial direction of the stent, with the axially adjacent wavy annular members connected to each other. The stent... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090187240 - Stent with anti-migration feature: An intraluminal prosthesis includes an outer three-dimensional (3D) anti-migration structure that is attached to the outer wall of a fully covered or partially covered stent to prevent migration and still allow stent removal at a later period of time. A method of manufacturing the intraluminal prosthesis includes attaching the anti-migration... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090187241 - Valve frame: The disclosure relates to frames suitable for prosthetic implantable valves, and methods of treatment with such frames, to regulate blood flow and to be compliant in percutaneous delivery and, upon implantation, configured to conform to the changing shape of the body vessel or vein. The frames include at least one... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090187242 - Intraocular lens having extended depth of focus: An intraocular lens is disclosed, which includes a diffractive element with a relatively low add power. The add power may be less than about 2 Diopters, may be less than about 1 Diopter, or may be in the ranges of 0.5 to 2.5 Diopters, or 1.0 to 2.0 Diopters, or... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20090187243 - Biocompatible copper-based single-crystal shape memory alloys: We describe herein biocompatible single crystal Cu-based shape memory alloys (SMAs). In particular, we show biocompatibility based on MEM elution cell cytotoxicity, ISO intramuscular implant, and hemo-compatibility tests producing negative cytotoxic results. This biocompatibility may be attributed to the formation of a durable oxide surface layer analogous to the titanium... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090187244 - Method of arthroscopically assisted ligament reconstruction: A plurality of supplemental femoral tunnels are formed to provide a basis for suture material fixation of graft tissue/material over cortical bone as replacement or compliment to implants; forming a plurality of supplemental tibial and femoral tunnels connecting with the commonly created tibial and femoral tunnels to provide a basis... Agent: B. Craig Killough

20090187245 - Interbody fusion hybrid graft: The invention is directed toward a sterile composite bone graft for use in implants comprising a central member constructed of biocompatible plastic with two end caps of cortical bone mated to opposite ends of the central member. The central member is cylindrically ring shaped with a plurality of ribs formed... Agent: Jones Day

20090187249 - Biologic vertebral reconstruction: A device and method for biologic vertebral reconstruction utilizes a biologically active jacket inserted into a cavity formed in a vertebra to be reconstructed. An artificial bone material is inserted into the biologically active jacket and allowed to set. The structure and method described herein provide for effective biologic vertebral... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090187246 - Interbody implants for spinal alignment procedures: Spinal implants are provided that include a body having opposite vertebral bearing surfaces. One of the bearing surfaces includes engaging means to engage an adjacent vertebra and the other of the bearing surfaces provides a substantially smooth surface profile to permit another of the adjacent vertebra to be moved along... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090187248 - Lordotic expanding vertebral body spacer: An expandable medical implant for supporting bone structures includes a curved outer member to cooperatively engage a first bone structure and a curved inner member configured to cooperatively engage a second bone structure. The curved inner member is receivable within and movable relative to the curved outer member along an... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090187247 - Spinal implant having a resorbable anchor device for temporarily securing an interbody device to adjacent upper and lower vertebrae: A spinal implant including an interbody device and an anchor device. The interbody device is sized and shaped to be positioned within an intervertebral disc space between adjacent upper and lower vertebrae. The anchor device is at least partially formed of a resorbable material and is coupled to the interbody... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090187250 - Joint: An artificial joint as an endoprosthesis for a human joint, has at least two joint parts wherein each joint part has two functional surfaces that operatively interact with each other, one associated with the first joint part and the other with the second joint part. The two functional surfaces of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090187251 - Modular bone implant, tools, and method: Modular bone implants, means of assembly, and their method of use are presented.... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20090187252 - Implant: The invention relates to an implant for relieving damaged areas of the surfaces of hip or shoulder joints from stress. Said implant can be introduced into the space between the joint surfaces of the condyle (11) and the socket (13) cooperating in the natural joint. The inventive implant is cup-shaped... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20090187255 - Ceramic metal composite for orthopaedic implants: The invention relates to an orthopedic implant made of a ceramic metal composite. The composite (28, 48, 54) includes one phase that is a biocompatible metal or metal alloy and a second phase of ceramic particles examples of which include carbides, nitrides and/or oxides. In some embodiments, the implant comprises... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20090187256 - Method for forming an integral porous region in a cast implant: Methods for forming an integral porous region in an orthopedic implant are provided. The method uses an orthopedic implant pattern, together with a porous framework having a plurality of reticulated interstices in a molding technique. After filling the mold with a molten metal such that the molten metal enters at... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090187253 - Method of making a coated medical bone implant and a medical bone implant made thereof: t

20090187254 - Urological medical devices for release of urologically beneficial agents: In one aspect, the present invention provides implantable or insertable urological medical devices, which are adapted to release one or more urologically beneficial agents in pharmaceutically effective amounts.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090187257 - Tubular graft construct: Described are medical devices which are or can be used to form tubular medical devices, and related methods. Preferred devices include tubular grafts of biomaterial having lumen walls which present no seam edge that traverses the entire length of the lumen, illustratively including devices having lumen walls which have a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Naughton, Moriarty & Mcnett

20090187258 - Implant for tissue engineering: The present invention relates to uses of resorbable medical implants that are metallic or semi-metallic, to produce soft tissues, membranous tissues, organs or organ parts within the body by fibrosis. The present invention further relates to such uses when the implants are made of specified alloys or metals, e.g. magnesium... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090187259 - Devices and methods for treating spinal cord tissue: The present invention provides devices and methods that treat damaged spinal cord tissue, such as spinal tissue damaged by disease, infection, or trauma, which may lead to the presence of swelling, compression, and compromised blood flow secondary to interstitial edema.... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090187260 - Hinged connecting apparatus for a lower limb prosthesis: Hinged connecting apparatus (1) for a lower limb prosthesis (2), the hinged connecting apparatus (1) comprising a first device (1000) intended to oppose a predetermined resistance during flexion of the prosthesis (2), this resistance being switched by said first device (1000) between two values which are a predetermined minimal value... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

  
07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090182405 - Apparatus and method for deploying an implantable device within the body: The present invention provides systems and methods for deploying implantable devices within the body. The delivery and deployment systems include at least one catheter or an assembly of catheters for selectively positioning the lumens of the implant to within target vessels. Various deployment and attachment mechanisms are provided for selectively... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090182406 - Bifurcated stent delivery system: The present invention is drawn to a system and/or device for deploying a stent at a bifurcation. In one embodiment, the system and/or device for deploying a stent at a bifurcation may include a dual balloon catheter may include an elongate catheter body. Some dual balloon catheters may have a... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090182404 - Biodegradable self-expanding drug-eluting prosthesis: Disclosed herein is a biodegradable prosthesis that includes a first end, a second end, and an elongate tubular body with a lumen therethrough. The prosthesis has a first outer layer with a drug delivery element that may include polyphosphoester microspheres. The prosthesis also can have a second layer comprising a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090182410 - Exchangeable delivery system for expandable prosthetic devices: Exchangeable delivery systems, methods of making delivery systems, and methods of delivering a self-expandable prosthetic device are provided. Delivery systems according to embodiments of the invention include an elongate tubular member defining a passageway with a distal end defining an exchange port, and a distal tip member disposed at least... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20090182407 - Luer or clamp-type suture release apparatus and method for loading and delivering a stent: An assembly for delivering a self-expanding stent within a body lumen is includes a self-expanding stent, a delivery catheter for delivering the stent, a transfer member removeably engagable with a distal end of the delivery catheter, and an elongate filament for manipulating the stent through the passage of the transfer... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090182408 - Selective coating of a balloon catheter with lubricious material for stent deployment: A predetermined arrangement of differentially lubricious areas on a balloon catheter for controlling against unexpected movement of a stent carried thereon when in situ in the body.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090182409 - Stent with self-deployable portion having wings of different lengths: The present invention provides methods and devices for placement of a stent in a bifurcation or ostial lesion. The stent comprises a main body and a flaring portion. The main body is designed to expand and support a main vessel of the bifurcation and defines a main body axis. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090182412 - Expandable stent delivery system with outer sheath: According to aspects described herein, there is disclosed an improved hot balloon catheter delivery system for shape memory tubular stents is disclosed. An outer sheath is provided on the delivery system that facilitates stent placement on a balloon during delivery through an endoscope. In one embodiment, the stent may be... Agent: Daniel S. Scola, Esq. Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090182411 - Pleated deployment sheath: A deployment sheath for medical devices is provided that includes one or more pleats in its pre-deployment state that are allowed to open during deployment so as to facilitate easier device deployment and sheath removal. Preferably, the sheath is removed by everting it over itself during the delivery process. By... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090182413 - Stent having adjacent elements connected by flexible webs: A stent incorporating flexible, preferably polymeric, connecting elements into the stent wherein these elements connect adjacent, spaced-apart stent elements. Preferably the spaced-apart adjacent stent elements are the result of forming the stent from a helically wound serpentine wire having space provided between adjacent windings. Other stent forms such as multiple,... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090182414 - Endoluminal prosthesis: An endoluminal prosthesis, comprising a tubular body, said tubular body developing along a longitudinal axis, said tubular body comprising a plurality of serpentines, which develop along a substantially circumpherential direction, each of said serpentines comprising arm portions of a preset width transversal to their main longitudinal extension, and bend portions... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20090182415 - Implantable medical devices fabricated from polyurethanes with biodegradable hard and soft blocks and blends thereof: Medical devices, such as stents, fabricated at least in part from a polymer composite including a biodegradable elastomeric phase dispersed within a biodegradable polymeric matrix are disclosed. The composite is composed of a polyurethane block copolymer including soft polymer blocks and a hard polymer blocks.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090182417 - Method and apparatus for tissue connection: A tissue connecting device is provided. The device comprise an elongate delivery device having a lumen, a proximal end, and a distal end. The distal end is configured to engage tissue and advance said device into tissue. At least one anchor deliverable through a lumen of the elongate delivery device.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090182416 - Torque shaft and torque shaft drive: Torque shafts and other related systems and methods are described herein. The torque shafts are both flexible and capable of transmitting torque. The torque shafts are useful for procedures that require torque and pushability to drive or deploy a device. The flexibility and pushability of the torque shafts enable them... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090182419 - Reconfiguring heart features: Among other things, a heart tissue support has gripping elements, each element having a free end that is sharp enough to penetrate heart tissue when pushed against the tissue, and a feature to resist withdrawal from the tissue after the sharp free end has penetrated the tissue. Among other things,... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090182418 - Treatment of mitral insufficiency: A device for treatment of mitral annulus dilation is disclosed, wherein the device comprises two states. In a first of these states the device is insertable into the coronary sinus and has a shape of the coronary sinus. When positioned in the coronary sinus, the device is transferable to the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090182420 - Extraocular muscle prosthesis: A prosthetic device and method to restore extraocular muscle function. The device includes a housing; a biasing component disposed in the housing; a proximal connector operatively connected to a proximal end of the biasing component; and a distal connector operatively connected to a distal end of the biasing component, wherein... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090182421 - Ocular implant with hydrogel expansion capabilities: An ocular implant includes an elongate member having an internal lumen forming a flow pathway that provides a fluid pathway between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal space of the eye. The implant includes a hydrogel member attached to the elongate member, wherein the hydrogel member is adapted to expand... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090182422 - Intraocular thin lens for anterior chamber installation: A thin foldable intraocular implant specifically configured for installation into the anterior chamber of a phakic or pseudophakic eye has broad positioning flaps that do not apply any substantial pressure against the wall of the eye. It can be rolled for insertion through a corneal incision as small as 2.75... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090182423 - Crystalline lens capsular support device for use in a surgical procedure on a human eye: Presented is a device for use in a surgical procedure on an eye. The device includes a thin layer of membrane made with biocompatible materials, and shaped with curved posterior portion, curved anterior portion, like the shape of a human crystalline lens capsule bag. The front portion has a circled... Agent: Lei Zheng

20090182424 - Bioerodible self-deployable intragastric implants: Described herein are bioerodible, biodegradable, or digestible self-deploying intragastric implants that may be swallowed. Once swallowed, the implants undergo self-expansion in the stomach and apply a suitable pressure against the stomach wall to provide a feeling of satiety to the individual. The implants then dissolve or are disassembled perhaps using... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090182426 - Implantable medical device with antenna: An implantable medical device for use in a patient management system is described including a sensor, a processor, and a first communications unit. The first communications unit can deliver notification of significant events to a host computer using a short-range telemetry first communications link. A second communications unit can deliver... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090182425 - Sheet or tubular structure consisting of elastic biocompatible material and its use: The present invention relates to a sheet or tubular structure consisting of biocompatible material, which is elastic and comprises at least one biologically active substance in at least one region and to a sheet or tubular structure, which comprises at least one biologically active substance release-modifying agent in at least... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090182427 - Vertebroplasty implant with enhanced interfacial shear strength: Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone implant with enhanced interfacial shear strength can include a container, such as a mesh bag, with a sidewall and an interior chamber portion. The sidewall can include an open-celled matrix and can be filled with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090182432 - Artificial disc implant: An artificial disc implant includes an upper shell, a lower shell, and a spacer therebetween. The spacer preferably has properties similar to that of a natural spinal disc, while the upper and lower shells form a rigid interface between the implant and the adjacent vertebral bodies. The upper and lower... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (medtronic)

20090182430 - Dynamic interbody: An intervertebral implant includes a body having an upper surface, a lower surface and a transverse fastener hole. The body includes a dynamic fixation mechanism for seating a fastener in the fastener hole and translating the fastener relative to the implant to accommodate subsidence of the implant. In one embodiment,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090182428 - Flanged interbody device: An interbody implant including a first lateral portion, a second lateral portion positioned opposite to the first lateral portion, a top wall having a plurality of holes, a bottom wall positioned opposite to the top wall, and teeth positioned on the top wall and the bottom wall. The top wall... Agent: Rahman LLC

20090182431 - Spinal interbody fusion cages providing variable anterior/posterior profiles: A spinal interbody fusion cage has a body whose anterior/posterior profile may be varied through angular positioning of one or more articulating segments of the body without changing the superior/inferior height of the body. The present spinal interbody fusion cage has N segments or sections wherein at least one segment... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates

20090182429 - Total joint replacement: An artificial vertebral joint for interposition between a superior vertebra and an inferior vertebra comprises a pair of bilateral joint subcomponents. Each joint subcomponent includes a superior component including a superior vertebra engaging surface and an inferior component including an inferior vertebra engaging surface. Each joint subcomponent further includes a... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090182433 - Ankle replacement system: A prosthesis suited for orthopedic implantation possesses a multi-piece stem component that supports an artificial joint surface that can articulate with another artificial joint surface in various ways. The prosthesis can be assembled in a snap fit and/or interlocking fashion that provides positive locking means without the use of screws... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090182434 - Orthopedic appliance: The invention relates to an orthopedic appliance which is designed to support the weight of a patient and comprises a power supply device for an electrical consumer. the aim of the invention is to be able to convert the kinetic energy introduced into the appliance into electrical energy. to this... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090182435 - Limb prosthesis: A liner of a limb prosthesis liner includes a main body portion, an open proximal end, and a closed distal end. The liner further includes a sealing rib. The sealing rib has a first portion spiraling around the liner.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090182436 - Robot arm: A robot arm formed from one or more optionally interlinked active pivoted levers, wherein a base is fixed to the one end of a support and a pivoting piece is pivotably mounted on the second end of the support with pneumatic muscles running form the base to the pivoting piece.... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC

  
07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090177262 - Apparatus and method for treating cardiovascular diseases: A method is provided for treating a cardiovascular disease, such as pulmonary arterial hypertension, an arrhythmia, or heart failure. One step of the method includes providing an apparatus. The apparatus includes an expandable support member having oppositely disposed proximal and distal end portions and a main body portion extending between... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090177260 - Deployment catheter: An inner catheter (36) for use in an endoluminal delivery assembly (10) includes a stiffening element positioned at a transition between a hypotube (36a), a middle tube (36b) and a distal tube (36c) of the inner catheter (36) having different flexibilities. The stiffening element comprises three stiffening wires (42) embedded... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090177261 - Detachment mechanisms for implantable devices: Disclosed herein are detachment mechanisms for vaso-occlusive devices that allow for rapid operator-controlled release of the vaso-occlusive device into the selected site. Also disclosed are vaso-occlusive assemblies comprising these detachment mechanisms and methods of using these detachment mechanisms and vaso-occlusive assemblies.... Agent: Robins & Pasternak

20090177263 - Enforced guiding catheter: A guiding catheter for endovascular recanalization of occluded coronary arteries includes a polymeric tube having a main channel, for introduction of a dilatation balloon catheter or a stent along the guide. The polymeric tube has an auxiliary channel for providing overpressure to an elastic balloon(s) that is located on a... Agent: Bardmesser Law Group, P.C.

20090177264 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a catheter with an axially extending inner core and outer sheath. Axially spaced rings extending from a relatively narrow diameter portion of the inner core proximate the distal end thereof. The rings engage proximal portions of a compacted stent disposed within the sheath and over... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090177265 - Low profile medical device: The disclosure relates to an intraluminal medical device. The medical device comprises a main graft, a first extension graft, and a second extension graft. The main graft comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a body extending between the proximal end and distal end. The distal end of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090177266 - Methods, systems and devices for cardiac valve repair: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for the endovascular repair of cardiac valves, particularly the atrioventricular valves which inhibit back flow of blood from a heart ventricle during contraction. The procedures described herein can be performed with interventional tools, guides and supporting catheters and other equipment introduced to the heart... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090177267 - Medical devices and methods for local delivery of angiotensin ii type 2 receptor antagonists: This invention relates to medical devices and an angiotensin II type 2 (AT2) receptor antagonist compound, the medical device being adapted to release the AT2 receptor antagonist compound within a body of a patient. This invention also relates to medical devices and methods of treatment of disease, such as aneurysms... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090177259 - Methods and systems for placement of a stent adjacent an ostium: The present invention provides for treatment of ostial occlusions through placement of scaffold in a side-branch adjacent the ostium.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090177268 - Radiopaque super-elastic intravascular stent: The intravascular stent is formed from a composite wire includes an inner core of radiopaque metal, a polymer layer coaxially disposed about the inner core, and an outer metal layer coaxially disposed about the polymer layer. The intermediary polymer layer acts as a barrier material between the inner core and... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090177269 - Device for regulating blood flow: An implantable device for regulating blood flow through a blood vessel comprising an elongated support dimensioned and configured to be implanted in a blood vessel. The support includes a linking member linking axially spaced apart portions to one another. A valve membrane extends between the axially spaced apart support portions... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090177270 - Flow-deflecting prosthesis for treating venous disease: The disclosure relates to a flow-deflecting medical device comprising a support structure and at least one flow-deflecting member attached to the support structure. The flow-deflecting member is at least partially evertible between a first position and a second position. In the first position, antegrade flow contacts the antegrade surface of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090177271 - Prosthesis for ascending aortic segment and method for surgical treatment of an aortic valve leak: The invention concerns a method for preauthentication of a first entity (10) by a second entity (1) communicating with each other through a wireless link, including the following steps: the second entity (1) emits (23′) a challenge value (c); if the first entity (10) receives (23) a challenge value (c′)... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090177272 - Self-expanding devices and methods therefor: Described here are self-expanding devices and methods of using and making them. The devices may be useful in a variety of locations within the body, for a number of different uses. In some variations, the devices have a first compressed configuration enabling low profile delivery through a delivery device, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090177273 - Anisotropic nanoporous coatings for medical implants: The present invention relates to a process for fabricating a porous coatings with controlled structure in the micro and nano-size domain. In particular, but not exclusively, it relates to a process for fabricating coatings with an anisotropic pore size distribution and to coatings obtained using such coatings. It describes in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090177274 - Device for replacing the chordae tendineae of an atrioventricular valve: A device (10; 10′; 10″; 10′″) for replacing the chordae tendineae (CT) of an atrioventricular valve comprises a cuspidal end (10a; 10a′; 10a″; 10a′41 ), able to be fixed along a portion (C1P) of the free edge (FM) of a cusp (C1; AC1) of the atrioventricular valve, and an apical... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090177275 - Sensing delivery system for intraluminal medical devices: Delivery systems and methods of treatment are described. The delivery systems facilitate visualization, monitoring, or sensing of body vessel parameters, blood parameters, or an intraluminal medical device included in the delivery system prior to, during, or after deployment in a body vessel. A sensing apparatus associated with the delivery systems... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20090177276 - Degenerative valvular disease specific annuloplasty rings: Annuloplasty rings optimally sized to take into account more of the common degenerative valve pathologies. Each ring has a structural ring body with a shape that complies with predicted shapes of degenerative valvular diseases, such as fibroelastic deficiency (FED), Marfan's or Barlow's. The predicted shapes are obtained through careful echocardiographic... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090177277 - Implantation system for annuloplasty rings: Methods for reconfiguring an atrioventricular heart valve may use systems comprising a partial or complete fenestrated annuloplasty ring proportioned to reconfigure a heart valve that has become in some way incompetent, and a plurality of staples which may have pairs of legs that are sized and shaped for association with... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090177278 - Heart valve repair apparatus and methods: Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the plane of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090177280 - Implant with multiple coating: The present invention relates to an artificial implant or a part thereof coated with at least two drugs, a method of preparing the same and a method of treating a subject, wherein the implant according to the invention is implanted into a subject.... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090177279 - Medical oscillating compliance devices and uses thereof: The present invention relates to devices and systems that alter intracranial compliance, cerebral blood flow and/or intracranial pressure pulsatility/waveform by oscillating the contraction and expansion of a compressible composition within the cranial or spinal cavities such that they increase intracranial capacity. The contraction and expansion of the compressible composition in... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090177281 - Sterile device and method for producing same: A sterile device immersed in a sterile buffer and a method for providing same. The sterile device may be a medical device such as a biosensor having a biomolecule as a sensing element such as, for example, a glucose oxidase enzyme. The buffer may be a bicarbonate solution. Both the... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090177282 - Implantable biomimetic prosthetic bone: Bone tissue at the interface of a bone implant is shielded from stresses found in normal bone because of the higher stiffness or rigidity in the implant versus in bone. The resulting “stress shielding” of the bone by the implant eventually results in resorption of bone at the bone-implant interface... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20090177284 - Intervertebral disc: This invention relates to an intervertebral motion disc having two motion surfaces and. wherein the radius of the upper articulation surface of the core member is greater than the radius of the lower articulation surface of the core member, and wherein the first articulation surface of the core member is... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090177285 - Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach: This invention relates to devices and instruments for implant insertion through a posterior lateral opening to the disc space. The instruments include an implant inserter, and the devices include a spinal fusion implant engageable by the implant inserter. The implant provides bilateral support of the adjacent vertebrae when inserted into... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090177287 - Endoprosthesis for orthopedic applications: An endoprosthesis for orthopaedic applications comprising a prosthesis body suitable for interfacing between a first and a second bone at a first and a second wall respectively. The prosthesis body, at least one of said walls, comprises a fixing interface suitable for favouring the osteo-integration with an associable bone, which... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20090177288 - Stent for use in a tubular organ of a body: The present invention relates to a stent (1′) for use in a tubular organ of a body. The stent (1′) comprises a first part (8) to be positioned in a diseased part (2) of the organ and acting as a stentbody therein, and a second part (10, 10′, 40) to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090177286 - Radiation and radiochemically sterilized fiber-reinforced, composite urinogenital stents: A radiation and radiochemically sterilized, multi-component, fiber-reinforced composite, absorbable/disintegratable urinogenital stent, such as an endoureteral stent, with radiomodulated residence time in the biological site of 1 to 10 weeks depending on the high energy radiation dose used for sterilization.... Agent: Leigh P. Gregory

20090177283 - Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer and a rotational mounting: An intervertebral spacer having opposing plates seatable against opposing vertebral bones, separated by at least one convex element, preferably a radially slotted convex element having a wide end rigidly fixed to an upper plate and a narrow end rotatably mounted to a lower plate. The lower plate includes a central... Agent: Spine Mp Lerner, David, Et Al.

  
07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090171430 - Bifurcation stent delivery system and methods: A catheter assembly may include a main balloon arranged to reside within the main vessel, and a branch balloon configured to extend from the main vessel into the branch vessel. A stent may be situated around the main balloon and may include a branch aperture at a location between proximal... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090171428 - Deployment handle for an implant deployment device: A deployment handle (112) for an implant deployment device (10) facilitates withdrawal of a sheath (18). The deployment handle (112) includes two separate actuators: a trigger (130) and a sliding actuator (330). The trigger (130) can be used to effect small step-wise movement of a carriage (120) that is connected... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090171431 - Electrical conduction block implant device: The present invention provides an electrical block implant sized and shaped for securement at the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium of the left atrium. By utilizing various expandable ring designs and optional anchoring mechanisms, the present invention causes even, circular scarring around the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium, achieving reliable... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090171429 - Endovascular device delivery system: An endovascular delivery system includes a bifurcated prosthesis disposed on a delivery device and a snare catheter having a snare opening system. A sheath is slidably disposed over at least a portion of the prosthesis and at least a portion of the snare catheter. One end of the snare catheter... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171427 - Sequential implant delivery system: A method and device includes advancing a first stent and a second stent into a stenosed region of a blood vessel to protect or shield the vessel from possible blockage. The delivery device may include placement rings, selectively engagable by positioning members disposed on the outer wall of in inner... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171432 - Stent-valves for valve replacement and associated methods and systems for surgery: Stent-valves (e.g., single-stent-valves and double-stent-valves), associated methods and systems for their delivery via minimally-invasive surgery, and guide-wire compatible closure devices for sealing access orifices are provided.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090171433 - Control handle: A delivery device for deploying an expandable prosthesis and method of use thereof are described. The delivery device comprises a handle that comprises a trigger. Activation of the trigger enables incremental retraction of the outer sheath to expose a self-expanding prosthesis. Activation and subsequent deactivation of the trigger causes a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090171435 - Implantable graft device having treated yarn and method for making same: An implantable graft device having treated yarn is disclosed. The device comprises a graft body forming a lumen defining a longitudinal axis and comprising proximal and distal ends. The graft body comprises a woven fabric having warp yarns aligned in a first direction and a weft yarns aligned in a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171434 - Prosthesis loading delivery and deployment apparatus: Prosthesis loading and deploying systems include a capturing device with a proximal stent-engaging member and an elongate pulling member extending distally from the stent-engaging member. With a prosthesis or stent in a relaxed or enlarged-radius state, the pulling member is guided distally through a delivery catheter, pulling the stent-engaging member... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090171436 - Grafts and stent grafts having a radiopaque beading: A device and method provides a graft having a layer of synthetic non-metallic material including a first surface and a second surface spaced apart from the first surface. The device further includes a beading coupled to the layer and a radiopaque agent coupled to the beading. Another device and method... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090171437 - Low profile non-symmetrical stent: A stent for use in a medical procedure having opposing sets of curved apices, where the curved section of one set of apices has a radius of curvature that is greater than the curved section of the other set of apices. One or more such stents may be attached to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171438 - Stent having less invasive ends: The present examples provide a stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises at least one apex having first and second generally straight portions and a curved portion disposed between the first and second straight portions. The curved portion may comprise at least one region having a cross-sectional area... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171441 - Endovascular graft with separately positionable and removable frame units: A device for repairing a vessel body including a plurality distinct and independently positionable, expandable frame units disposed within a tubular graft. The independent frame units are capable of being positioned, repositioned, or removed to conform the tubular graft to the anatomy of the vessel body.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171443 - Stent graft having floating yarns: An implantable graft device is disclosed. The device comprises a graft body forming a lumen defining a longitudinal axis and comprising proximal and distal ends. The graft body comprises a woven fabric having warp yarns aligned in a first direction and weft yarns aligned in a second direction. The weft... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171439 - Temporary stent: Temporary stent having a plurality of ring elements arranged adjacent to each other, with said stent being capable of being explanted after it has been implanted in a body lumen, with all ring elements (3a, b, c, . . . ) starting out from a spine (2) extending over the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090171440 - Woven fabric with carbon nanotube strands: A woven fabric for an implantable medical device includes a plurality of carbon nanotube strands interwoven with a plurality of textile strands, where each carbon nanotube strand comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes. An implantable medical device comprises a component and a fabric secured to the component, where the fabric... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171442 - Z-stent with incorporated barbs: A stent constructed from at least two individual monolithic stent units is provided. The stent includes at least two individual stent units. Each individual stent unit has, as a monolithic structure, a first strut, a second strut, and a third strut. A first apex adjoins the first and second struts,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171445 - Electrical conduction block implant device: The present invention provides an electrical block implant sized and shaped for securement at the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium of the left atrium. By utilizing various expandable ring designs and optional anchoring mechanisms, the present invention causes even, circular scarring around the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium, achieving reliable... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090171446 - Low profile stent with flexible link: The invention provides an improved stent design for repairing vasculature, the stent having rings including struts defining first peaks and second peaks, selected second peaks of adjacent rings being connected by links. The stent design incorporates non-linear links with undulating portions extending generally perpendicular to or circumferentially with respect to... Agent: Abbott Vascular

20090171444 - Two-stage scar generation for treating atrial fibrillation: The present invention seeks to provide an implant configured to utilize at least two different scar-generating mechanisms that are generated in sequential or overlapping stages. For example, in one embodiment the present invention provides an expandable device that can be positioned at a desired target location within a patient to... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090171426 - Radially expandable stent: An expandable stent radially adjustable between a collapsed state and an expanded state. The stent generally includes a main body and a plurality of connector segments. The main body has first and second ends, a longitudinal axis extending from the first end to the second end, and a plurality of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171447 - Stent-valves for valve replacement and associated methods and systems for surgery: Stent-valves (e.g., single-stent-valves and double-stent-valves), associated methods and systems for their delivery via minimally-invasive surgery, and guide-wire compatible closure devices for sealing access orifices are provided.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090171448 - Implantable device with miniature rotating portion for energy harvesting: A miniature rotating portion, anchored to and used within the human body. Optionally and preferably, the device may be used to generate energy for sensors or other implantable devices.... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd. C/o The Discovery Dispatch

20090171449 - Stent formed from polymer-bioceramic composite with radiopaque bioceramic particles: Implantable medical devices fabricated at least in part of a polymer-bioceramic composite having bioceramic particles with radiopaque functional groups grafted to a surface of the bioceramic particles are disclosed. Implantable medical devices fabricated at least in part of a radiopaque material having bioceramic particles with polymer chains grafted onto a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090171450 - Woven textile vascular prosthesis: A woven textile vascular prosthesis including a tubular trunk and at least one fork, each fork having an apex located between outgoing tubular branches with a small diameter, wherein at least a portion of a wall of the prosthesis in a zone of the apex is woven more densely than... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP

20090171451 - Implantable device having composite weave: An implantable device having a composite weave graft is disclosed. The device comprises a graft body forming a lumen defining a longitudinal axis and comprising proximal and distal ends. The graft body comprises a composite of low dernier yarns and polymeric yarns configured for low profile delivery and radial elongation... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171452 - Magnesium-based biodegradable metallic material: As a novel biodegradable metallic material the degradation speed of which in vivo can be controlled over a broad scope while achieving desired mechanical properties such as strength, work hardening and ductility without restricting the shape of an implant device, it is intended to provide a magnesium-based biodegradable metallic material... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090171453 - Drug coated stent having a surface treatment and method of manufacturing: Drug coated stents for implantation in a body vessel are provided. A stent can include a plasma treatment on the luminal surface and a protein-adherence deterring layer on at least a portion of the luminal surface. A further embodiment includes a method of manufacturing a drug coated stent. Another further... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171454 - Coated stent and methods of manufacture: The present embodiments provide a coated stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises a coating and a stent disposed over the coating. The stent has a first expanded state in which an inner diameter of the stent is less than or equal to an outer diameter of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171455 - Biodegradable polymers: According to an aspect of the present invention, polymers that have a plurality of well defined polymer segments linked by disulfide linkages are provided. When these disulfide linkages are broken, multiple smaller polymers of lower molecular weight are produced. According to another aspect of the present invention, implantable or insertable... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090171456 - Percutaneous heart valve, system, and method: Devices, systems, and methods are provided to treat diseased cardiac valves. The device includes a percutaneous heart valve having an expandable valve frame including valve frame members, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame, and an expandable stent anchoring frame coupled to the valve frame including stent frame members... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20090171457 - Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof: The present invention provides an apparatus for repairing aortic annulus composed of (1) a band type inner stabilizer (sometimes ring type inner stabilizer) which is implanted in the true aortic lumen to fix the aortic annular diameter and (2) an outer felt stabilizer which is implanted on the outside surface... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20090171458 - Intraocular lens with accommodation: An accommodating intraocular implant apparatus is disclosed for implantation in the human eye. The apparatus includes an optic portion having a periphery and an optic axis, said optic portion lying substantially within an optic plane transverse to said optic axis; at least one flexible haptic extending from a point on... Agent: James Remenick Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP

20090171459 - Coating solutions comprising segmented reactive block copolymers: This invention is directed toward surface treatment of a device. The surface treatment comprises the attachment of reactive segmented block copolymers to the surface of the substrate by means of reactive functionalities of the terminal functionalized surfactant material reacting with complementary surface reactive functionalities in monomeric units along the polymer... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090171460 - Electromechanical speech aid: An electromechanical system for the stimulating of vibration of biological tissue, particularly of the human throat tissue, is provided with an electromechanical converter (12) having a self-resonant frequency and being operative for converting electric energy into mechanical energy, designed as a linearly movable, driven element (14) arranged to osculate about... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090171461 - 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 a nucleus an intervertebral implant was placed. In some embodiments, an implant is placed within the intervertebral disc space, primarily within the region of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090171462 - Humeral component of a shoulder joint prosthesis: A humeral component of a reverse shoulder prosthesis includes a stem part configured for location within the intramedullary cavity of the humerus, the stem part having a stem axis, an epiphyseal part connected to the elongate stem part and having a concave bearing surface defining an epiphyseal axis, and wherein... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090171463 - Arthrodesis module and method for providing a patient with an arthrodesis: An endoprothetical connection element for creating a knee arthrodesis comprises a coupling element that comprises a first fastener and a second fastener. The first fastener is adapted for connection with a first fastening element corresponding to the first fastener that is provided at a shaft insertable into a femur of... Agent: Paul A. Fattibene Fattibene & Fattibene

20090171464 - Joint socket for a hip endoprosthesis: The joint socket of a hip endoprosthesis consists of a socket shell (18) implantable in the pelvic bone (10) and a socket insert (20) for providing a bearing for the joint head (16). The socket shell (18) has an accommodating space having a conical inner surface in which the spherical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090171466 - Aspheric hip bearing couple: A joint prosthesis device comprises a head configured to fit within a cup and in one embodiment includes a first member for attachment to a first bone in a joint and including a first articulation surface portion defined by a first radius of curvature and a second member for attachment... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090171467 - Implantable cartilaginous tissue repair device: A cartilaginous tissue repair device with a biocompatible, bioresorbable three-dimensional silk or other fibre lay and a biocompatible, bioresorbable substantially porous silk-based or other hydrogel partially or substantially filling the interstices of the fibre lay; with or without an integral means of firmly anchoring the device to a patient's bone.... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090171465 - Polymeric regions for implantable or insertable medical devices: According to one aspect, the present invention is directed to implantable or insertable medical devices which comprise polymeric regions that comprise high vinyl acetate content EVA (or another soft polymer) and a therapeutic agent. In another aspect, the present invention is directed to implantable or insertable medical devices which comprise... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090171468 - Control of a passive prosthetic knee joint with adjustable damping: The invention relates to the control of a passive prosthetic knee joint with adjustable damping in the direction of flexion such that a prosthetic unit attached to the knee joint can be adapted for climbing stairs.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090171469 - Intelligent orthosis: An orthotic frame has proximal and distal frame members joined by a knee joint, and a foot support joined by an ankle joint to a distal end of the distal frame. A knee actuator connected between the proximal and distal frame members has a selective stiffness allowing selection of a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090171470 - Knee joint prosthesis: A knee joint for a leg prosthesis comprising an upper joint part (2) and a lower joint part (3) which can be rotated about a joint axis (5) relative to the upper part of the joint (2), and an upper brake device (14, 15, 20, 21). The brake device comprises... Agent: Pyle & Piontek, LLC

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