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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090216308 - Curve forming apparatus and curvable stent graft: A stent graft delivery arrangement for a stent graft (50) has a proximal end to be deployed into a patient in use and a distal end to remain outside the patient. The stent graft (50) is a tubular body of a biocompatible graft material with a plurality of self expanding... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090216309 - Conformable vascular prosthesis delivery system: Novel approaches for a conformable vascular prosthesis delivery system are provided which overcome the limitations of existing high pressure balloons for delivering intravascular prostheses to the site of high-risk plaques. One embodiment involves a short balloon segment which is inflated at one end of the prosthesis and then pulled to... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090216311 - Intraluminal support frame: Intraluminal support frames for placement within a body vessel are provided. The support frames include a plurality of ring structures and first and second sets of connector segments. Connector segments of the first set join adjacent pairs of ring structures while connector segments of the second set join at least... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office Llc

20090216310 - Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient: An expandable stent including a plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned within a plurality of pockets of a native heart valve and positioned on a first side of a plurality of native heart valve leaflets, a plurality of retaining arches configured to be positioned on a second side... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090216312 - Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient: The present invention relates to a stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient. Specifically, the present invention relates to an expandable stent for an endoprosthesis used in the treatment of a narrowing of a cardiac valve and/or... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090216314 - Balloon-expandable, self-expanding, vascular prosthesis connecting stent: An expandable vascular stent includes an m×n array of ovals formed in a cylinder, m being the number of columns of ovals in the circumferential direction and n being the number of rows of ovals in the axial direction, and a plurality of prongs extending inwardly from the outer ends... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc

20090216313 - Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis: The present invention relates to a stent (10) for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis (100) in an implantation site in the heart of a patient. Specifically, the present invention relates to an expandable stent for an endoprosthesis used in the treatment of a narrowing of a cardiac... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090216307 - Braided stent to be implanted in a blood vessel: A braided stent to be implanted in a blood vessel comprises a hollow body which is stretchable in its longitudinal direction and whose circumferential surface is formed by a braid of a multiplicity of filamentary elements which, in the expanded state of the braided stent, intersect a plane, perpendicular to... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090216315 - Method of placement of a graft or graft system: An endoluminal prosthesis system deployable in a region of a patient's vasculature having one or more branch vessels, having a first main graft body having at least a first and second opening therein and a second main graft body having at least a first and a second opening therein. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090216316 - Bioabsorbable stent with layers having different degradation rates: A bioabsorbable stent including a stent scaffolding formed from polymer layers with different degradation rates is disclosed. The polymer layers include an abluminal layer, a luminal layer, and optionally one or more middle layers. A degradation rate of the layers increases from the luminal layer to the abluminal layer.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090216317 - Delivery of highly lipophilic agents via medical devices: An apparatus and system for delivering a lipophilic agent associated with a medical device including: a medical device, a first lipophilic agent capable of penetrating a body lumen, wherein the transfer coefficients of the first lipophilic agent is by an amount that is statistically significant of at least approximately 5,000,... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090216320 - Magnetic gradient targeting and sequestering of therapeutic formulations and therapeutic systems thereof: A therapeutic system and a method that uses stents, and/or other implantable devices (104) for local delivery of a therapeutic agent is disclosed. A therapeutic formulation (102) may include particles of a biocompatible magnetic or magnetizable material that carry the therapeutic agent, or magnetically responsive cells. The therapeutic formulation (102)... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090216319 - Medical implant having improved drug eluting features: An implantable drainage device for treatment of a stricture of a body vessel is disclosed. The device comprises a drainage tube including an inlet and extending to an outlet to define a drainage lumen formed through the inlet and the outlet. The drainage tube includes a swell layer and a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090216318 - Use of cis-epoxyeicosatrienoic acids and inhibitors of soluble epoxide hydrolase to reduce cardiomyopathy: The invention provides methods for inhibiting cardiomyopathy and for inhibiting cardiac arrhythmia, by administering to an individual in need thereof a cis-epoxyeicosantrienoic acid, an inhibitor of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH), or both. In some embodiments, the method comprises administering to the individual a nucleic acid encoding an inhibitor of sEH.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090216321 - Prosthetic valve with selectively positioned bioactive agent: A prosthetic valve includes a support frame, a leaflet attached to the support frame, and a bioactive agent associated with the leaflet. A first free edge of the leaflet permits fluid flow through a body vessel in a first direction and substantially prevents fluid flow through the body vessel in... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office Llc

20090216322 - Adjustable annuloplasty ring and activation system: An adjustable implantable medical device and adjustment device are described. In some embodiments, the adjustment device includes a lead with a distal end modified to permit better engagement and securement to the described implantable devices. In some embodiments, the contact of the lead is bent. Some embodiments include a coil... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090216323 - Modulating buttress saline mammary prosthesis: A saline-filled breast prosthesis has enhanced performance by virtue of having tactile characteristics approximating those of gel-filled implants. The invention retains all the benefits of the recognized safety profile, straight-forward construction, and broad clinical indications for saline implants. An enhanced implantable mammary prosthesis comprises a shell, a slurry filler compartment... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7

20090216324 - Malleable implantable medical device: A malleable implantable medical device for implanting in a recipient comprising a flexible region of the medical device, one or more structures proximate to the flexible region, wherein the one or more structures is configured to provide a bending force to the flexible region, and one or more hermetically sealed... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090216325 - Method and apparatus for providing resorbable fixation of press-fit implants: A press-fit prosthesis for replacing a portion of a bone. The prosthesis can comprise a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The second side can be operable to engage the bone. The prosthesis can include at least one resorbable fixation member coupled to the second side... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090216326 - Tendon repair apparatus and method: A method and apparatus for tendon repair includes an elongated member of a generally tubular shape having two barbed sections with oppositely directed barbs and a middle portion between the barbed sections. The barbs are cut from the tubular body leaving a mesh-like body of interconnected struts. The middle portion... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090216327 - Artificial bones and methods of making same: An artificial bone generally includes an outer wall defining an inner cavity and an inner core disposed within at least a portion of the inner cavity, wherein the inner core includes a porous material having stiffness within a range of stiffness properties for mammalian cancellous bone and strength within a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, Pllc

20090216328 - Spinal fixation element and methods: A spinal fixation element is provided having a feature formed thereon that facilitates placement of the spinal fixation element through an access device, thus allowing the spinal fixation element to be positioned in relation to a spinal anchor that is coupled to the access device and that is implanted in... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090216329 - Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation: An endplate for an intervertebral prosthesis includes an inner domed region (330) and a peripheral rim (332) wherein the inner domed region has a non-circular plan and has an area that is at least 50% of the area of the endplate. A surgical instrument for milling a recess in a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc

20090216331 - Spinal implant with expandable fixation: A spinal implant which is configured to be deployed between adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant has at least one fixation element with a retracted configuration to facilitate deployment of the implant and an extended configuration so as to engage a surface of an adjacent vertebral body and secure the implant... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20090216330 - System and method for an intervertebral implant: The invention relates to the preparation of an intervertebral space with a trial implant (9), the insertion of an implant (5, 6, 7), the inserters (13, 16), and the method for feeding and inserting the implant (5, 6, 7) by means of an oblique anterior approach. In the novel improved... Agent: Stites & Harbison Pllc (synthes)

20090216332 - Expandable reverse shoulder trial: An expandable shoulder trial for a reverse shoulder system is described. The trial includes a rotatably adjustable insert housed within a humeral cup. The insert has a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having a concave recess therein adapted to receive a glenosphere prosthesis. The distal end... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090216333 - Wrist implants: An implant system and apparatus configured to permit motion of the wrist in at least one physiological direction, as well as in a dart thrower's motion, and constrain motion of the wrist in at least one non-physiological direction are provided. The implant according to one embodiment includes a distal component... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090216334 - Bone implants: The present invention includes implants that include a nickel-titanium alloy. The present invention includes a fusion block implant that includes a nickel-titanium alloy. The present invention includes a wedge, osteotomy implant that includes a nickel-titanium alloy. The present invention includes a subtalar implant that includes a nickel-titanium alloy. The present... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090216335 - Femoral hip prosthesis and method of implantation: Implants and methods are presented for surgically repairing a hip joint with a proximal femoral prosthesis that comprises femoral head component and a femoral stem component. The femoral stem component comprises a neck portion, a flange portion, a transitional body region and an elongated stem. The femur is prepared for... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090216336 - Bioresorbable, mineralised material for filling osseous defects: A bioresorbable and mineralized material for filling osseous defects includes a native and/or renatured collagen matrix of congregated collagen chains, in which essentially only a surface of the congregated collagen chains is mineralized. A shaped article for filling osseous defects includes such a material. A method for producing a shaped... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090216337 - Gastric bypass prosthesis fixation system and method for treatment of obesity: An improved gastric bypass prosthetic (GBP) device and an improved GBP fixation device, as well as a GBP kit for the surgical treatment of obesity. In one form, a gastric bypass prosthetic (GBP) device of the invention includes a optional flexible tube extending along a central axis from a proximal... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090216338 - Soft tissue implants and methods for making same: The present invention features soft tissue implants comprising major (34) and minor struts (36) and methods for making same. The implants can include biocompatible film (30) that is rendered porous due to the inclusion of uniformly or non-uniformly patterned cells (32), and the film has a thickness of less than... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc

20090216339 - Through-liner electrode system for prosthetics and the like: A system for passing myoelectric signals through a suspension liner of a prosthetic device, the suspension liner having an inner surface that is in contact with a user's skin and an outer surface that is adjacent to an outer socket of the prosthetic device. The system in one embodiment includes... Agent: Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP

20090216340 - Articulation joint which can be locked by means of elastic deformation and knee prosthesis using same: The invention relates to an articulation joint which can move in a controlled manner between two elements that can rotate in relation to one another about an axis Δ, comprising: a hub (6) which is equipped with a cylindrical bore (7) having a Δ axis and which is intended to... Agent: Clark & Brody

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090210046 - Handle assembly for a delivery system: A delivery system incorporating a belt for accomplishing relative movement between components of the system. In one aspect, a handle assembly of the delivery system includes a trigger as well as a thumbwheel assembly each configured to activate longitudinal movement of the belt.... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090210047 - Stent graft for reinforcement of vascular abnormalities and associated method: A stent graft for reinforcement of a vascular abnormalities and an associated method are provided. According to one embodiment, the stent graft includes a flexible tubular structure comprising a proximal end and a distal end and having an expanded heat set configuration. The tubular structure is configured to be constrained... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090210048 - Stent/stent graft for reinforcement of vascular abnormalities and associated method: A stent/stent graft for reinforcement of vascular abnormalities and an associated method are provided. According to on embodiment, the stent/stent graft includes a flexible tubular structure comprising proximal and distal ends and having a heat set configuration. The tubular structure is configured to engage a lumen upstream and downstream of... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090210049 - Peripheral overlap stent: A peripheral stent with individual segments reduces the occurrence of fatigue fracture failure seen in vessels and tubes having bending and twisting movement. Segments can be attached via connecting fibers that biodegrade and offer the segments freedom of movement. The segments are balloon-expandable but will not be crushed by external... Agent: Joseph M. Thielen

20090210045 - Stent: The invention relates to a stent for insertion into and placement inside a body cavity of a human being or an animal, said stent being intended for having a first configuration during insertion into the cavity and said stent, after having been placed in the cavity, being intended for having... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090210050 - Implantable device for promoting repair of a body lumen: An implantable stent having surface features adapted to promote an organized growth pattern of infiltrating cells when implanted in a tubular organ is provided. The surface features comprise depressions, pores, projections, pleats, channels or grooves in the stent body and are designed to increase turbulence or stagnation in the flow... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090210051 - Universal annuloplasty system: A holder for an annuloplasty ring is disclosed. It comprises a plurality of linked-together suture platforms, wherein said holder comprises an upper face, a lower face, and a closed peripheral edge with means for accommodating and supporting said suture platforms of said annuloplasty ring.... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090210052 - Prosthetic heart valves, support structures and systems and methods for implanting same: Described herein are systems and methods for operation of a prosthetic valve support structure (32) having additional reinforcement coupled with panels (36). Multiple support members (620) are distributed across the inner surface of the valve support structure (32) at regular intervals. Each support member (620) can include a looped portion... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090210053 - Apparatus and method for preventing glaucomatous optic neuropathy: A device and method is disclosed for preventing glaucomatous optic neuropathy, an affliction of the eye. An incision is made in the scleral region of the eye and an optic nerve head shield is inserted and positioned proximate to the optic nerve head of the eye to form a pressure... Agent: Ira Schachar

20090210054 - System, ophthalmic lens, and method for extending depth of focus: System, ophthalmic lens, and method for extending depth of focus includes an optic having a clear aperture disposed about a central axis. The optic includes a first surface and an opposing second surface. The first and second surfaces are configured to introduce an asymmetric aberration to the eye while maintaining... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20090210055 - Artificial optic nerve network module, artificial retina chip module, and method for fabricating the same: An artificial retina chip module including a signal processing chip, a first polymer bump layer, and a photodiode array chip is provided. The signal processing chip includes a plurality of first pad disposed on a surface thereof. The first polymer bump layer includes a plurality of polymer bumps insulated from... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090210056 - Breast implant system: A breast implant system is provided comprising a plurality of chambers including one or more first fluid chambers (1) and one or more second fluid chambers (2). The first fluid chamber (1) forms part of a breast implant (10), whereas the second fluid chamber (2) may also form part of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090210057 - Multi-layered implant prepared by a method of tissue repair using a multi-layered matrix: A multi-layered matrix, a method of tissue repair using the same, and multi-layered implant prepared thereof are provided. The multi-layered matrix comprises a first element and a second element connected thereto, and the second element comprises a hollow cavity. The first and the second elements are composed of a composite... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090210058 - Anterior lumbar interbody graft: An anterior lumbar interbody graft includes a wedge-shaped body including a hole and recesses formed in the top and bottom surfaces, radiating away from the hole.... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090210060 - Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core: A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes a core having upper and lower curved surfaces and upper and lower plates. At least one of the curved surfaces of the core is metallic, and in some embodiments the entire core is metallic. Each plate has an outer surface which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090210059 - Vertebral disc prosthesis: A prosthesis for a vertebral column has an upper part (10) for attachment to an upper vertebrae, a lower part (12) for attachment to a lower vertebrae and a middle part (11) located between the upper and the lower parts, wherein the upper part has a lower surface portion with... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090210061 - Anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage device and associated method: The present invention provides a cage device for performing spinal fusion, including: a housing defining one or more ports that is selectively disposed in an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae; one or more extensible retention structures that are selectively advanced out of the housing through the one or more ports... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC

20090210063 - Disc nucleus replacement and method of use: An artificial disc nucleus replacement includes two mating halves which are inserted into the patient from opposite lateral sides of the patient's back, and joined together with screws.... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090210064 - Intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant having a three-dimensional body (10) and a securing plate (1). The three-dimensional body (10) includes an upper side (1) and an underside (2) which are suitable for abutting the end plates of two adjacent vertebral bodies, a left side surface (3) and a right side surface (4),... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20090210062 - Orthopaedic implants and prostheses: Disclosed herein are spinal implants particularly useful in interbody fusion surgery. One embodiment pertains to a plate configured to establish desired lordosis and/or disc height that may be implanted and secured to a superior and inferior vertebral body. The plate may be interlocked with a spacer component to form a... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20090210065 - Modular humeral prosthesis for an inverted shoulder prosthesis: The invention relates to a modular humeral prosthesis for an inverse shoulder prosthesis, comprising an anatomical shaft (1) and a separable epiphyseal head (2) which may be angularly orientated by rotation about the longitudinal axis (XX) of the anatomical shaft. The anatomical shaft and the epiphyseal head comprise complementary angular... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090210066 - Anterior cruciate ligament substituting knee replacement prosthesis: There is disclosed a total knee replacement prosthesis, which can substitute the function of an anterior and/or a posterior cruciate ligament. A femoral component containing two intercondylar surfaces and an intercondylar region, a tibial component having a tibial platform and a bearing component, and a protrusion from the bearing component... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090210067 - Acetabular cup fixation: An acetabular cup system includes an acetabular cup having a wall with an inner surface and an outer surface. The acetabular cup includes a fixation opening through the wall, the fixation opening including a first wall portion adjacent to the inner surface and a second wall portion adjacent to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090210068 - Implant and method for the production of an implant:

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204199 - Apparatus for and method of fitting a stent-graft or similar device: A fitting device (104) for fitting a stent-graft (100) into a lumen of a patient includes a catheter (110), a cannula (112) reciprocably carried in the catheter (110) and a pair of gripper claws (106) in the cannula (112). The gripper claws (106) grip onto a stent (102) at the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090204197 - Catheter device: A catheter device having a shaft that extends from a proximal end to a distal end to carry on its distal end a self-expanding implant for intraluminal advance on a guidewire and delivery of the implant to an implant site by proximal withdrawal of a longitudinal sheath that lies radially... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090204198 - Introducer for endovascular grafts and stents: An introducer assembly for introducing a stent-graft (70) or other device into a vessel of a patient includes a pre-shaped curved cannula (60) made preferably of a shape memory material. The curved cannula can pull the proximal end (74) of the stent-graft (70) against the inner side wall of the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090204201 - Bend-capable stent prosthesis: Normally, when stents are bent, inside the body of the stented patient, there is head-to-head collision between facing V-points on the inside of the bend. However, by alternating between two whole numbers the number of struts between successive connectors around the circumference of each of the stenting rings, the V-points... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090204200 - Highly flexible stent and method of manufacture: Preferred embodiments of a stent with a high degree of flexibility are shown and described. The stent can include a continuous helical winding and at least one bridge. The continuous helical winding has a plurality of circumferential sections that circumscribe a longitudinal axis from a first end to a second... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090204202 - Stent designs for use with one or more trigger wires: The present embodiments provide a stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises a series of proximal apices disposed at a proximal end of the stent and a series of distal apices disposed at a distal end of the stent. A trigger wire is adapted to be coupled to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090204196 - Self-expandable stent with a constrictive coating and method of use: The present invention provides a system and method for providing a coating on a self-expandable medical device, such as a stent, while avoiding the issues relating to coating damage from the delivery sheath during loading and deployment. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a constrictive coating that acts as... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204203 - Bioabsorbable stent having a radiopaque marker: A bioabsorbable stent includes one or more radiopaque markers. The stent body may include a generally cylindrical body portion and a marker support for receiving the one or more marker(s). The marker support may be connected to an end of the body portion, or may be an integral portion of... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090204204 - Drug/drug deliver systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease: A drug and drug delivery system may be utilized in the treatment of vascular disease. A local delivery system is coated with rapamycin or other suitable drug, agent or compound and delivered intraluminally for the treatment and prevention of neointimal hyperplasia following percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography. The local delivery of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090204205 - Platinum-cobalt-boron blood pump element: A magnetic impeller for a blood pump such as a magnetically driven, rotary ventricular assist device for pumping blood of a patient, the impeller comprising a magnetic alloy including platinum, cobalt, and boron.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090204206 - Device for rapid connection between a totally implantable heart prosthesis and natural auricles: Device for rapid connection between a totally implantable heart prosthesis and natural articles. According to the invention, said prosthesis comprises: fastening means (16, 25) for fastening an end of one of the lunettes (2, 3) to the other lunette (3, 2), said fastening means being able to permit folding of... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090204207 - Advanced electro-active optic device: Optical devices having a dynamic aperture and/or an apodization mask are provided. The aperture and/or mask may be provided by one or more electro-active elements, and may be used in an ophthalmic device that that is spaced apart from but in optical communication with an intraocular lens, a corneal inlay,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090204208 - Contrast-enhancing aspheric intraocular lens: The present invention provides an intraocular lens (IOL) having an optic with a posterior and an anterior refractive surfaces, at least one of which has an aspherical profile, typically characterized by a non-zero conic constant, for controlling the aberrations of a patient's eye in which the IOL is implanted. Preferably,... Agent: Alcon

20090204210 - Accommodative intraocular lens: An intraocular lens (IOL) comprising an apparatus capable of changing power in response to ciliary body movement. An IOL is provided that comprises a first optical power element, and a second optical power element. The second optical power element is mechanically coupled to the first optical power element, and at... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090204209 - Accommodative intraocular lens system: A two-optic accommodative lens system. The first lens has a negative power and is located posteriorly within the capsular bag and lying against the posterior capsule. The periphery of the first lens is attached to a ring-like structure having sloping sides. The second lens is located anteriorly to the first... Agent: Alcon

20090204211 - Accommodative iol with dynamic spherical aberration: The present invention is generally directed to accommodative intraocular lenses (IOLs) that exhibit a dynamic spherical aberration as a function of accommodative power. By way of example, in one aspect, the present invention provides an intraocular lens (IOL) having an anterior optical element, a posterior optical element, and a mechanism... Agent: Alcon

20090204212 - Logarithmic light intensifier for use with photoreceptor-based implanted retinal prosthetics and those prosthetics: This invention is for directly modulating a beam of photons onto the retinas of patients who have extreme vision impairment or blindness. Its purpose is to supply enough imaging energy to retinal prosthetics implanted in the eye which operate essentially by having light (external to the eye) activating photoreceptors, or... Agent: Second Sight, LLC

20090204213 - Metallic implants: Disclosed is a method of preparing a medical implant. The biocompatible metal surface of the implant is subjected to electrochemical etching in an electrolyte solution to which a current has been applied.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090204214 - Cage: A cage interposed between a pair of vertebral bodies, wherein both left and right side surfaces of a cage body are formed in a smooth surface, both upper and lower surfaces of the cage body are provided with a large number of projections arranged in a longitudinal direction and a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090204215 - Expandable vertebral device with cam lock: An expandable cage supports adjacent vertebra in spine surgery. The expandable cage includes a first supporting member configured to engage tissue and a second supporting member operatively associated with the first supporting member. The first and second supporting members are movable relative to each other. The expandable cage further includes... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090204216 - Implant for stabilizing vertebrae or bones: An implant for use in stabilizing vertebral bodies or bones includes a first end and a second end, a tubular section between the first end and the second end having a longitudinal axis. The tubular section is flexible in such a way that it is expandable in a radial direction... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090204217 - Implant comprising a two-piece joint: An implant, in particular an intervertebral implant, comprising (A) two articulating parts (4; 5) having each a central axis (1; 26), each a curved slide surface (6; 7) intersecting the central axes (1; 26), and each an axially outermost end (14; 15) that can be connected to a bone, where... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20090204218 - Distractable spinal implant assembly: A spinal implant assembly includes a housing for containing a bearing member therein and seating within an intervertebral space and a bearing member disposed within the housing for enabling disc-like movement between vertebrae defining the intervertebral space. The combination of the housing and bearing member provide a distracting mechanism disposed... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090204220 - Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods: Nucleus pulposus implants that are resistant to migration in and/or expulsion from an intervertebral disc space are provided. In one form of the invention, an implant includes a load bearing elastic body surrounded in the disc space by an anchoring, preferably resorbable, outer shell. In certain forms of the invention,... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department

20090204219 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: The present invention relates to an intervertebral disk prosthesis comprising at least three parts including a first plate, referred to as the upper plate (1), a second plate,. referred to as the lower plate (2), and a core (3), the upper surface of the core (3) being in contact with... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090204221 - Knee joint with a ramp: An artificial knee joint is described that includes a femoral component with a specially shaped bearing surface and a tibial component, whose surface interacts with the femoral surfaces. The interaction provides for the required motion and stability characteristics. The interaction between the femoral and tibial surfaces is such that as... Agent: Stephen E. Feldman

20090204222 - Knee prosthesis system with at least a first tibial portion element (a tibial insert or tibial trial) and a second tibial portion element (a tibial insert or tibial trial), wherein each of the first tibial portion element and the second tibial portion ele: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a knee prosthesis system with at least a first tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial) and a second tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial), wherein each of the first tibial portion element... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090204223 - Kinematic total wrist arthroplasty: An implant system and apparatus configured to permit motion of the wrist in at least one physiological direction, as well as in a dart thrower's motion, and constrain motion of the wrist in at least one non-physiological direction are provided. The implant according to one embodiment includes a distal component... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090204224 - Method and apparatus for wrist arthroplasty: A wrist prosthesis system to replace at least a portion of a bone of a wrist of a patient. The system includes a carpal implant to replace at least a portion of a carpal bone of a carpal complex of the patient. The carpal implant includes a base and an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090204225 - Acetabular cup having an adjustable modular augment: An orthopedic prosthesis for implantation into a bone of a patient can include a shell, an augment and a securing member. The shell can be adapted to be affixed within the bone and have an outer surface adapted to receive bone ingrowth after implantation. The shell can have an inner... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090204226 - Proximally self-locking long bone prosthesis: A method for arthroplasty includes using a self-locking prosthesis that has a member structured to transfer a load produced by the weight of a patient to a bone. An expandable bone-locking portion that is integral to the member includes a shape-memory material and expands to produce a locking force. A... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090204228 - Extracellular matrix composite materials, and manufacture and use thereof: Described are preferred extracellular matrix composites including a first extracellular matrix material having a second extracellular matrix material deposited thereon. The preferred materials are made by culturing cells in contact with an extracellular matrix graft material in a fashion to cause the cells to biosynthesize and deposit extracellular matrix components... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090204227 - Molecular enhancement of extracellular matrix and methods of use: A composition comprising a human- or animal-derived extracellular matrix and a macromolecular network which is prepared ex vivo is provided that is useful in the repair of a tissue injury, particularly in repair of tears or gaps between a tendon and a bone, such as in a rotator cuff tear.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090204230 - Orthopedic foot part and method for controlling an artificial foot: The invention relates to an orthopedic foot device with a connection part for the lower leg, a swivel joint (5) acting as an ankle joint (7) by means of which a foot part (10) is rotatably connected in the direction of dorsiflexion and the direction of plantar flexion to the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090204229 - Passive orthopedic aid in the form of a foot prosthesis or foot orthosis: The invention relates to a passive orthopedic aid in the form of a foot prosthesis or foot orthosis, with a first part which is connected to a second part in a rotatable manner via a swivel joint, with a sensor arrangement for measuring parameters that provide indications of instantaneous operation... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090204231 - Prosthetic walking foot: The prosthetic foot (1) consists of three or four laminas, a lower lamina (1a) defining the under-heel and the foot front, a rear lamina (1b) defining the heel and functioning as the Achilles tendon and as the soleus muscle, two upper laminas (1c and 1d) defining the front part of... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204199 - Apparatus for and method of fitting a stent-graft or similar device: A fitting device (104) for fitting a stent-graft (100) into a lumen of a patient includes a catheter (110), a cannula (112) reciprocably carried in the catheter (110) and a pair of gripper claws (106) in the cannula (112). The gripper claws (106) grip onto a stent (102) at the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090204197 - Catheter device: A catheter device having a shaft that extends from a proximal end to a distal end to carry on its distal end a self-expanding implant for intraluminal advance on a guidewire and delivery of the implant to an implant site by proximal withdrawal of a longitudinal sheath that lies radially... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090204198 - Introducer for endovascular grafts and stents: An introducer assembly for introducing a stent-graft (70) or other device into a vessel of a patient includes a pre-shaped curved cannula (60) made preferably of a shape memory material. The curved cannula can pull the proximal end (74) of the stent-graft (70) against the inner side wall of the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090204201 - Bend-capable stent prosthesis: Normally, when stents are bent, inside the body of the stented patient, there is head-to-head collision between facing V-points on the inside of the bend. However, by alternating between two whole numbers the number of struts between successive connectors around the circumference of each of the stenting rings, the V-points... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090204200 - Highly flexible stent and method of manufacture: Preferred embodiments of a stent with a high degree of flexibility are shown and described. The stent can include a continuous helical winding and at least one bridge. The continuous helical winding has a plurality of circumferential sections that circumscribe a longitudinal axis from a first end to a second... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090204202 - Stent designs for use with one or more trigger wires: The present embodiments provide a stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises a series of proximal apices disposed at a proximal end of the stent and a series of distal apices disposed at a distal end of the stent. A trigger wire is adapted to be coupled to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090204196 - Self-expandable stent with a constrictive coating and method of use: The present invention provides a system and method for providing a coating on a self-expandable medical device, such as a stent, while avoiding the issues relating to coating damage from the delivery sheath during loading and deployment. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a constrictive coating that acts as... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204203 - Bioabsorbable stent having a radiopaque marker: A bioabsorbable stent includes one or more radiopaque markers. The stent body may include a generally cylindrical body portion and a marker support for receiving the one or more marker(s). The marker support may be connected to an end of the body portion, or may be an integral portion of... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090204204 - Drug/drug deliver systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease: A drug and drug delivery system may be utilized in the treatment of vascular disease. A local delivery system is coated with rapamycin or other suitable drug, agent or compound and delivered intraluminally for the treatment and prevention of neointimal hyperplasia following percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography. The local delivery of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090204205 - Platinum-cobalt-boron blood pump element: A magnetic impeller for a blood pump such as a magnetically driven, rotary ventricular assist device for pumping blood of a patient, the impeller comprising a magnetic alloy including platinum, cobalt, and boron.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090204206 - Device for rapid connection between a totally implantable heart prosthesis and natural auricles: Device for rapid connection between a totally implantable heart prosthesis and natural articles. According to the invention, said prosthesis comprises: fastening means (16, 25) for fastening an end of one of the lunettes (2, 3) to the other lunette (3, 2), said fastening means being able to permit folding of... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090204207 - Advanced electro-active optic device: Optical devices having a dynamic aperture and/or an apodization mask are provided. The aperture and/or mask may be provided by one or more electro-active elements, and may be used in an ophthalmic device that that is spaced apart from but in optical communication with an intraocular lens, a corneal inlay,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090204208 - Contrast-enhancing aspheric intraocular lens: The present invention provides an intraocular lens (IOL) having an optic with a posterior and an anterior refractive surfaces, at least one of which has an aspherical profile, typically characterized by a non-zero conic constant, for controlling the aberrations of a patient's eye in which the IOL is implanted. Preferably,... Agent: Alcon

20090204210 - Accommodative intraocular lens: An intraocular lens (IOL) comprising an apparatus capable of changing power in response to ciliary body movement. An IOL is provided that comprises a first optical power element, and a second optical power element. The second optical power element is mechanically coupled to the first optical power element, and at... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090204209 - Accommodative intraocular lens system: A two-optic accommodative lens system. The first lens has a negative power and is located posteriorly within the capsular bag and lying against the posterior capsule. The periphery of the first lens is attached to a ring-like structure having sloping sides. The second lens is located anteriorly to the first... Agent: Alcon

20090204211 - Accommodative iol with dynamic spherical aberration: The present invention is generally directed to accommodative intraocular lenses (IOLs) that exhibit a dynamic spherical aberration as a function of accommodative power. By way of example, in one aspect, the present invention provides an intraocular lens (IOL) having an anterior optical element, a posterior optical element, and a mechanism... Agent: Alcon

20090204212 - Logarithmic light intensifier for use with photoreceptor-based implanted retinal prosthetics and those prosthetics: This invention is for directly modulating a beam of photons onto the retinas of patients who have extreme vision impairment or blindness. Its purpose is to supply enough imaging energy to retinal prosthetics implanted in the eye which operate essentially by having light (external to the eye) activating photoreceptors, or... Agent: Second Sight, LLC

20090204213 - Metallic implants: Disclosed is a method of preparing a medical implant. The biocompatible metal surface of the implant is subjected to electrochemical etching in an electrolyte solution to which a current has been applied.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090204214 - Cage: A cage interposed between a pair of vertebral bodies, wherein both left and right side surfaces of a cage body are formed in a smooth surface, both upper and lower surfaces of the cage body are provided with a large number of projections arranged in a longitudinal direction and a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090204215 - Expandable vertebral device with cam lock: An expandable cage supports adjacent vertebra in spine surgery. The expandable cage includes a first supporting member configured to engage tissue and a second supporting member operatively associated with the first supporting member. The first and second supporting members are movable relative to each other. The expandable cage further includes... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090204216 - Implant for stabilizing vertebrae or bones: An implant for use in stabilizing vertebral bodies or bones includes a first end and a second end, a tubular section between the first end and the second end having a longitudinal axis. The tubular section is flexible in such a way that it is expandable in a radial direction... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090204217 - Implant comprising a two-piece joint: An implant, in particular an intervertebral implant, comprising (A) two articulating parts (4; 5) having each a central axis (1; 26), each a curved slide surface (6; 7) intersecting the central axes (1; 26), and each an axially outermost end (14; 15) that can be connected to a bone, where... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20090204218 - Distractable spinal implant assembly: A spinal implant assembly includes a housing for containing a bearing member therein and seating within an intervertebral space and a bearing member disposed within the housing for enabling disc-like movement between vertebrae defining the intervertebral space. The combination of the housing and bearing member provide a distracting mechanism disposed... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090204220 - Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods: Nucleus pulposus implants that are resistant to migration in and/or expulsion from an intervertebral disc space are provided. In one form of the invention, an implant includes a load bearing elastic body surrounded in the disc space by an anchoring, preferably resorbable, outer shell. In certain forms of the invention,... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department

20090204219 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: The present invention relates to an intervertebral disk prosthesis comprising at least three parts including a first plate, referred to as the upper plate (1), a second plate,. referred to as the lower plate (2), and a core (3), the upper surface of the core (3) being in contact with... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090204221 - Knee joint with a ramp: An artificial knee joint is described that includes a femoral component with a specially shaped bearing surface and a tibial component, whose surface interacts with the femoral surfaces. The interaction provides for the required motion and stability characteristics. The interaction between the femoral and tibial surfaces is such that as... Agent: Stephen E. Feldman

20090204222 - Knee prosthesis system with at least a first tibial portion element (a tibial insert or tibial trial) and a second tibial portion element (a tibial insert or tibial trial), wherein each of the first tibial portion element and the second tibial portion ele: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a knee prosthesis system with at least a first tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial) and a second tibial portion element (a tibial insert or a tibial insert trial), wherein each of the first tibial portion element... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090204223 - Kinematic total wrist arthroplasty: An implant system and apparatus configured to permit motion of the wrist in at least one physiological direction, as well as in a dart thrower's motion, and constrain motion of the wrist in at least one non-physiological direction are provided. The implant according to one embodiment includes a distal component... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090204224 - Method and apparatus for wrist arthroplasty: A wrist prosthesis system to replace at least a portion of a bone of a wrist of a patient. The system includes a carpal implant to replace at least a portion of a carpal bone of a carpal complex of the patient. The carpal implant includes a base and an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090204225 - Acetabular cup having an adjustable modular augment: An orthopedic prosthesis for implantation into a bone of a patient can include a shell, an augment and a securing member. The shell can be adapted to be affixed within the bone and have an outer surface adapted to receive bone ingrowth after implantation. The shell can have an inner... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090204226 - Proximally self-locking long bone prosthesis: A method for arthroplasty includes using a self-locking prosthesis that has a member structured to transfer a load produced by the weight of a patient to a bone. An expandable bone-locking portion that is integral to the member includes a shape-memory material and expands to produce a locking force. A... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090204228 - Extracellular matrix composite materials, and manufacture and use thereof: Described are preferred extracellular matrix composites including a first extracellular matrix material having a second extracellular matrix material deposited thereon. The preferred materials are made by culturing cells in contact with an extracellular matrix graft material in a fashion to cause the cells to biosynthesize and deposit extracellular matrix components... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090204227 - Molecular enhancement of extracellular matrix and methods of use: A composition comprising a human- or animal-derived extracellular matrix and a macromolecular network which is prepared ex vivo is provided that is useful in the repair of a tissue injury, particularly in repair of tears or gaps between a tendon and a bone, such as in a rotator cuff tear.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090204230 - Orthopedic foot part and method for controlling an artificial foot: The invention relates to an orthopedic foot device with a connection part for the lower leg, a swivel joint (5) acting as an ankle joint (7) by means of which a foot part (10) is rotatably connected in the direction of dorsiflexion and the direction of plantar flexion to the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090204229 - Passive orthopedic aid in the form of a foot prosthesis or foot orthosis: The invention relates to a passive orthopedic aid in the form of a foot prosthesis or foot orthosis, with a first part which is connected to a second part in a rotatable manner via a swivel joint, with a sensor arrangement for measuring parameters that provide indications of instantaneous operation... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090204231 - Prosthetic walking foot: The prosthetic foot (1) consists of three or four laminas, a lower lamina (1a) defining the under-heel and the foot front, a rear lamina (1b) defining the heel and functioning as the Achilles tendon and as the soleus muscle, two upper laminas (1c and 1d) defining the front part of... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090198316 - Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves: A method of deploying an implantable stented device in an anatomical location of a patient, including the steps of providing a delivery system with first and second stent engagement structures at its distal end, attaching a first structural element of the stented device to the first stent engagement structure and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090198317 - Stent delivery and deployment system: A stent delivery and deployment system for placement of vascular stents having apertures therein for deployment at intersecting blood vessels. The device employs a guide wire having an angled distal end which is threaded into position at the intersection of a first blood vessel and second blood vessel. With the... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20090198318 - System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel: A system and method for deploying an occluding device that can be used to remodel an aneurysm within the vessel by, for example, neck reconstruction or balloon remodeling. The system comprises an introducer sheath and an assembly for carrying the occluding device. The assembly includes an elongated flexible member having... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090198315 - Vascular stents, methods of use and methods of manufacture: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to medical implants/stents, systems, and methods of treatment using such stents. Some embodiments of the invention include a self-expanding stent having a tubular first wall structure of a first diameter, where each end portion of the first wall structure is formed into a... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090198320 - Implant with a base body of a biocorrodible iron alloy: An implant having a base body comprising entirely or in part a biocorrodible iron alloy wherein the base body of the implant comprises at least one of the following: (i) a biocorrodible iron alloy of formula (1): Fe—P where the amount of P in the alloy is from 0.01 to... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090198321 - Drug-coated medical devices for differential drug release: The embodiments described herein relate generally to medical devices that are useful for delivering one or more therapeutic agents to a body tissue of a subject, and methods for making and using such devices. In particular, the embodiments relate to a medical device such as a stent having a sidewall... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090198322 - Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair: The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the valve annulus, the valve chordae, and the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, PC

20090198323 - Prosthetic heart valve system: A prosthetic heart valve system including a prosthetic heart valve and a deflection device. The deflection device includes a line and a connector assembly including a tensioning component. The line interconnects and passes through free ends of stent posts associated with the heart valve, and is further connected to the... Agent: Jeffrey J. Hohenshell Medtronic, Inc.

20090198324 - Methods and devices for treatment of cardiac valves: Disclosed are methods for treatment of cardiac valve including augmenting a cardiac leaflet with the help of a ring associated with a membrane. Also disclosed are methods for treatment of cardiac valves including augmenting the tissue surrounding a cardiac valve, for example with the help of a tubular or annular... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090198325 - Corneal inlay design and methods of correcting vision: Methods of designing corneal implants, such as inlays, to compensate for a corneal response, such as epithelial remodeling of the epithelial layer, to the presence of the implant. Additionally, methods of performing alternative corneal vision correction procedures to compensate for an epithelial response to the procedure. Methods of compensating for... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090198326 - Accommodative intraocular lens system: An accommodative intraocular lens system for treating presbyopic is disclosed. The system includes a first lens having negative optic power adapted for placement in the posterior chamber of the eye and capable of moving forward and back along the optic axis; and a second lens having a positive optic power... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20090198327 - Ophthalmic and otorhinolaryngological device materials: Disclosed are soft, high refractive index device materials having improved strength. The materials contain a polystyrene macromer.... Agent: Alcon

20090198328 - Breast implant with adjustable compression response: An implantable prosthesis is provided having a membrane which holds a flowable substance. The membrane is separated into a first chamber and a second chamber with the first and second chambers being fluidly coupled via an orifice. The orifice has a size which may be adjusted by the user after... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090198329 - Breast implant with internal flow dampening: An implantable prosthesis is provided having a membrane which holds a flowable substance. The membrane is separated into a first chamber and a second chamber with the first and second chambers being fluidly coupled via an orifice. The orifice has a size which may be adjusted by the user after... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090198330 - Compressible cosmetic prosthesis with improved shape retention: An implantable prosthesis is provided having a membrane which holds a flowable substance. The membrane is separated into a first chamber and a second chamber with the first and second chambers being fluidly coupled via an orifice. The orifice has a size which may be adjusted by the user after... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090198331 - Implantable prosthesis with open cell flow regulation: An implantable prosthesis is provided having a membrane which holds a flowable substance. The membrane is separated into a first chamber and a second chamber with the first and second chambers being fluidly coupled via an orifice. The orifice has a size which may be adjusted by the user after... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090198332 - Method for texturing the surface of a synthetic implant: A method for texturing the surface of a breast implant includes the step of partially impregnating a silicone outer surface of the implant with particles of a biologically active material such as acellular dermis of human or animal origin impregnated with hyaluronic acid. The biologically active material promotes tissue ingrowth... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090198333 - Method for texturing the surface of a synthetic implant: A method for texturing the surface of a breast implant includes the step of partially impregnating a silicone outer surface of the implant with particles of a biologically active material such as acellular dermis of human or animal origin impregnated with hyaluronic acid. The biologically active material promotes tissue ingrowth... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090198334 - Ossicular prosthesis having helical coil: An ossicular prosthesis includes a proximal end provided with an open conically helical coil for engaging a first ossicular structure, and a distal bell head, piston, or shoe for engaging a second ossicular structure. A connecting element extends therebetween the two to hold the helical coil structure which engages the... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20090198335 - Infra-orbital implant: An infra-orbital implant is provided for surgically altering the appearance of an infra-orbital region of an associated human eye. The implant includes a body made from a biocompatible material adapted for use with human tissue. The body includes an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The anterior surface of the... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090198336 - Cell co-culture for hair follicle production: This invention relates to methods of producing hair folliclesin vitro, compositions for producing hair follicles in vitro, in vitro produced hair follicles, methods of providing an in vitro produced hair shaft at an interfollicular or intrafollicular site, methods of treating hair loss by providing an in vitro produced hair shaft... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20090198337 - Medical implants and methods: An apparatus includes a spacer, a proximal retention member, a distal retention member, and an actuator. The spacer is configured to engage adjacent spinous processes. The proximal retention member is coupled to the spacer such that a portion of the proximal retention member is in contact with a proximal surface... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090198338 - Medical implants and methods: An apparatus includes a spacer and an actuator. The spacer has a first spacer member configured to engage an endplate of a first vertebra and a second spacer member configured to engage an endplate of a second vertebra. The actuator has a first actuator member and a second actuator member... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090198339 - Systems and methods for spinal fusion: An implantable intervertebral fusion cage including a removable means for retaining material inside of the cage during implantation. Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward an implantable intervertebral fusion cage that includes at least one removable shield or veneer that is capable of retaining a surgically useful material, such... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20090198340 - Femoral component of knee prosthesis, the femoral component having anterior/posterior claw(s) for digging into bone and/or a raised rib with a bulbous terminus: One embodiment of the present invention provides a femoral component of a knee prosthesis, wherein the femoral component includes a sharp radius at each end (e.g., the anterior end and the posterior end) of the femoral component. The sharp radius at each end may form a “claw” at each end.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090198341 - Bone prosthesis: A partial bone prosthesis and methods of using the same are disclosed herein. The partial bone prosthesis can be configured for use, for example, on the superior side of the talus or an end of a long bone, such as the tibia. The partial bone prosthesis can anchor to the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090198342 - Amputation stabilization device: The present invention extends to a stemmed amputation implant. In some embodiments, a dual stemmed implant includes a base plate and two intramedullary rods extending from the proximal side of the base plate. The two intramedullary rods are configured for insertion into corresponding intramedullary bone canals reamed into remaining portions... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090198343 - Coated articles: A metallic biomedical article, preferably an orthopaedic implant, instrument or tool, for use in contact with internal human body tissue, having a first silver containing metal nitride coating thereon, and process for making the same, is provided.... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090198344 - Metal implants: An implant with a metal structure for use in a surgical procedure, in which at a region of the implant to be in contact with bone the metal structure is provided with a roughened surface. The roughened region is then provided with a ceramic coating comprising hydroxyapatite by a thermal... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20090198345 - Calcium silicate-based composite cement and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides a method for producing calcium silicate-based bone cement and a composition produced by the method. It further provides a novel mixture for bone tissue repair.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090198346 - Valve system for prosthetics: A valve system regulates the air pressure in the space(s) between a residual limb, or liner-covered limb, and a hard socket of an external prosthesis, for example, for improving donning and doffing the prosthesis, and/or during walking and other normal use of the prosthesis. The valve system may include a... Agent: Pedersen & Company, PLLC

20090198319 - Assembly for the treatment of bifurcations: A stent for the endoluminal treatment of stenosis at a vessel bifurcation comprises at least two cylindrical portions extending along different axes. A catheter and a mandrel for placing the stent are described as well.... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

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