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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor September class, title,number 09/09

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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090240316 - Bloused stent-graft and fenestration method: A method includes deploying a bloused stent-graft into a main vessel such that a bloused section of the bloused stent-graft covers a branch vessel emanating from the main vessel. The bloused section includes loose graft cloth. A pressure differential between the main vessel and the branch vessel causes the bloused... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090240317 - Bioabsorbable polymeric medical device: In embodiments there is described a cardiovascular tube-shaped lockable and expandable bioabsorbable scaffold having a low immunogenicity manufactured from a crystallizable bioabsorbable polymer composition or blend.... Agent: Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP Attn. Michael A. Davitz

20090240319 - Intraluminal flexible stent device: A stent made up of at least two connected bands, each band having a pattern of undulations formed from long, short and mid-sized segments connected together by turns. In particular, the pattern includes a repeating series having five segments: a long segment, a short segment, a mid-sized segment, a mid-sized... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090240318 - Stent expansion column, strut and connector slit design: A bifurcated stent that is positionable adjacent to a branched body vessel. The stent includes a number of stent members at least some of which have slits extending through them. The slits are positioned relative to the tensile and compressive forces imposed by stent expansion to enhance the flexibility of... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090240320 - Valve suturing and implantation procedures: A prosthesis for implantation at a native semilunar valve includes a prosthetic distal valve, which includes a pliant material configured to collapse inwardly towards a longitudinal axis of the prosthesis during diastole, and to open outwardly during systole, and a distal fixation member configured to be positioned in a downstream... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090240322 - Bifurcation stent pattern: A stent may comprise a plurality of serpentine bands connected by connector struts. The stent may further comprise a side branch cell having a plurality of outwardly deployable petals. Each serpentine band may have an approximate longitudinal axis. A portion of the serpentine bands may be flared in the unexpanded... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090240321 - Extendible stent apparatus: The present invention concerns novel stent apparatuses for use in treating lesions at or near the bifurcation point in bifurcated cardiac, coronary, renal, peripheral vascular, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, urinary and neurovascular vessels and brain vessels. More particularly, the invention concerns a stent apparatus with at least one side opening which may... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090240323 - Controlled degradation of magnesium stents: Implantable medical devices, more specifically stents, are described herein comprising magnesium based core structures whose elimination times are slowed by the appropriate polymer coating. Appropriate biodegradable polymers are selected which are suitable to provide a specific degradation time for the magnesium based core structure. Bioactive agents are incorporated into the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090240324 - Drug eluting stent and method of making the same: A drug eluting stent comprising a multilayer tubular structure which includes at least one intermediate layer having reservoirs therein for deposition of a drug, the intermediate layer eluting drug in a lateral direction, and methods of making the same.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090240325 - Implantable medical device coatings with improved mechanical stability: Implantable medical device coatings that have improved mechanical stability and medical devices coated with such coatings are disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090240326 - Implant delivery and deployment system and method: An implant delivery system comprising a catheter including at least one lumen, an implant configured to be received in the lumen, and a latching mechanism configured to be received in the implant. The latching mechanism may be configured to releasably couple the implant to a delivery wire and to transmit... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090240327 - Corneal implant and method for correction of impaired vision in the human eye: Corneal implant to be introduced into the optical centre (Z) of the cornea of the human eye for the purpose of correcting impaired vision, in particular presbyopia, or presbyopia in combination with hypermetropia or myopia. To propose a corneal implant which is suited for introduction into the optical centre (Z)... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090240329 - Compounds suitable as polymerizable yellow dyes; polymerizable and/or crosslinkable compositions, polymer matrices and intraocular lenses containing them: r

20090240328 - Multifocal intraocular lens: A multifocal intraocular lens is provided having two external refractive surfaces and a longitudinal axis, and a diffractive structure superimposed on one of the surfaces in the form of a Fresnel zone. To reduce eye traumatism during surgery, to shorten post-surgical time period, to increase visual acuity, and to ensure... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090240330 - Auditory ossicle prosthesis with variable coupling surfaces: An auditory ossicle prosthesis (10) which comprises, at one end, a plate-shaped first securing element (11) for bearing on the tympanic membrane or on the footplate of the stirrup, and, at its other end, a second securing element (12) for mechanical connection to the ossicular chain or to the inner... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090240331 - Auditory ossicle prosthesis with variable coupling surfaces: An auditory ossicle prosthesis (10) which comprises, at one end, a plate-shaped first securing element (11) for bearing on the tympanic membrane or on the footplate of the stirrup, and, at its other end, a second securing element (12) for mechanical connection to the ossicular chain or to the inner... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090240332 - Auditory ossicle prosthesis with variable coupling surfaces: An auditory ossicle prosthesis (10) which comprises, at one end, a plate-shaped first securing element (11) for bearing on the tympanic membrane or on the footplate of the stirrup, and, at the other end, a second securing element (12) for mechanical connection to the ossicular chain or to the inner... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090240333 - Motion preserving artificial intervertebral disc device: A motion preserving implant having first and second bearing members and a biasing member disposed therebetween operable to provide resistance to the translation of the bodies with respect to one another. An intervertebral implant having first and second bearing members, a translatable member, a resilient connection between the translatable member... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090240335 - Expandable devices for emplacement in body parts and methods associated therewith: Disclosed are devices and methods for emplacement of an expandable device in a body part of interest in human and animal subjects. In one embodiment, the expandable device comprises a cage that may be emplaced in the intervertebral disc for use in spine fusion techniques. The device is fashioned so... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department

20090240334 - Vertebral device for restoration of vertebral body height: An intra-vertebral body height restoring device includes a body for insertion into an intra-vertebral space. The body includes top and bottom surfaces for engaging opposing vertebral surfaces defining the intra-vertebral space. The body includes at least two layers extending along a width of the body and having a fully expanded... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090240337 - Methods, devices and compositions for adhering hydrated polymer implants to bone: A method of attaching an implant to a bone, the implant comprising a hydrated polymer comprising a lubricious hydrated surface and an attachment surface comprising accessible chemical functional groups. The method includes the steps of treating the implant or the bone with an isocyanate-containing compound; placing the attachment surface in... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090240336 - Prosthetic implant and assembly method: An orthopedic prosthetic implant comprises a metal alloy stem element (13, 63, 113), which has one end portion (19, 69, 119) constructed to reside in the medullary cavity of a bone and an integral connector (23, 73, 123) at the opposite end to which crystalline brittle head (17, 67, 117),... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090240338 - Ankle replacement system: A total ankle replacement system, novel surgical method for total ankle replacement, and novel surgical tools for performing the surgical method are described. The total ankle replacement system includes the calcaneus in fixation of a lower prosthesis body, thereby significantly increasing the amount of bone available for fixation of the... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090240339 - Mechanical extension implants for short bowel syndrome: A bowel extension device implantable into a body for treatment of short bowel syndrome. The bowel extension device comprises a housing and a displaceable member coupled to the housing. The bowel extension device is configured to apply a tensile force sufficient to promote bowel growth without causing damage to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090240340 - Bariatric sleeve: Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device includes an anchor... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090240343 - Inflatable hernia patch: A patch for repairing an intra-abdominal defect is disclosed in one embodiment of the present invention as including a mesh layer providing a grid of material perforated by apertures through the mesh. This mesh is used to reinforce an area around an intra-abdominal defect. A containment layer is secured proximate... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20090240342 - Preformed support device and method and apparatus for manufacturing the same: A device for making a seamless, anatomically contoured, prosthetic device for supporting or maintaining the position of mammalian tissue, organ or structure or a replacement thereof, such as a breast implant, includes a support plate, an ironing plate or a clamping plate and a core plate, each of which is... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090240341 - Tissue prosthesis and a method of, and equipment for, forming a tissue prosthesis: A tissue prosthesis 100 comprises an envelope 38 of a biologically inert, elastically deformable material capable of being expanded to conform to an interior surface of a cavity 36 formed at a site 10 in a patient's body. A filler material 60 is received in a fluent state in the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090240344 - Multi-layer polymeric prosthetic liner: A multi-layer prosthetic liner having an inner polymeric material layer surrounded by an outer polymeric material layer. The outer polymeric material layer is dissimilar to the inner polymeric material layer. A tying layer may reside between the inner polymeric material layer and the outer polymeric material layer. Any embodiment of... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090240345 - Prosthetic apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for fitting a person with a maternity garment includes one or more prosthetic devices. Each prosthetic device simulates a belly enlarged by a corresponding stage of pregnancy, to be worn by a person while wearing the maternity garment to simulate the fit and appearance of the... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

  
09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090234428 - Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment: Prosthesis delivery devices and methods are provided that enable precise control of prosthesis position during deployment. The prosthesis delivery devices may carry multiple prostheses and include deployment mechanisms for delivery of a selectable number of prostheses. Control mechanisms are provided in the prosthesis delivery devices that control either or both... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (client No 021629-000000)

20090234429 - Self-restraining endoluminal prosthesis: A self-expanding, self-restraining endoluminal prosthesis is configured to be compressible into a collapsed state, and restrained in the collapsed state by structures integrated with the stent, and without the use of external structure. Such restraining structures engage one another to hold the prosthesis in the collapsed state. Expansile elements of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090234431 - Arteriovenous graft blood flow controllers and methods: Blood flow restrictors are discussed. In some examples, a restrictor apparatus includes a converging entry portion, a diverging exit portion, and optionally a narrowed portion therebetween to restrict the flow of blood through an arteriovenous graft from a subject's artery to a vein. The structure of the restrictor apparatus decreases... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/columbia University

20090234430 - Weave modification for increased durability in graft material: An aneurysmal repair system that utilizes a weave modification to increase the durability of the graft material. An additional material is affixed to the graft material proximate the area where it is attached to the underlying stent structure. Alternatively, or in addition to, the additional material may be attached to... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090234432 - Polymer stent with break-away links for enhanced stent retention: Polymer stents with break-away links and methods of forming the links for improved stent retention on an expandable member during delivery are disclosed.... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090234433 - Helical hybrid stent: An expandable helical stent is provided, wherein the stent may be formed of an amorphous metal alloy or other non-amorphous metal with a securement. The stent is formed from flat or tubular metal in a helical coiled structure which has an undulating pattern. The main stent component may be formed... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20090234434 - Vascular anchoring system and method: As described herein, vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090234440 - Vascular anchor positioning system and method: As described herein, vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090234436 - Vascular anchor tethering system and method: As described herein vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090234435 - Vascular anchoring system and method: As described herein vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090234437 - Vascular anchoring system and method: As described herein, vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090234438 - Vascular anchoring system and method: As described herein, vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090234439 - Vascular anchoring system and method: As described herein, vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090234441 - Method and apparatus for preventing dialysis graft intimal hyperplasia: To prevent intimal hyperplasia within a dialysis graft, a flexible tube comprising the dialysis graft is coated interiorly before placement with an anticarcinogen or mitosis-inhibiting agent for preventing cell division. The graft can also be irradiated with light energy by directing light into the lumen of the tube that has... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090234442 - Textile vascular prosthesis with a coating: Textile vascular prostheses having a coating include an absorbable polymer in the form of a three-armed polyester having terminal hydroxyl groups from hydroxy acids polymerized onto a central trifunctional hydroxy compound, the three arms being tetrapolymers of lactide, ε-caprolactone, trimethylene carbonate and glycolide. The polymer is composed of about 30... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090234445 - Catheter device and associated medical examination and treatment apparatus as well as associated method: A catheter device for treating a cardiac valve disease, which catheter device has a flexible catheter sheath enclosing a catheter cavity and a catheter-specific module disposed at the proximal end close to the catheter tip for the purpose of transporting and positioning a cardiac valve implant and/or for surgically modeling... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090234443 - Catheter for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves: The invention relates to a catheter for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves, in particular comprising self-expanding anchorage supports (10), which allow a minimally invasive implantation of prosthetic heart valves. The aim of the invention is to reduce the risk to the patient during the implantation. To achieve this,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090234446 - Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue: A device for narrowing the passage through surrounding vascular wall tissue, such as a ring prosthesis for reducing the size of the passage of a heart valve, includes a ring shaped element which is elastically contractile under influence of a resilient force for contracting the ring shaped element from an... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090234444 - Method and apparatus for conducting an interventional procedure involving heart valves using a robot-based x-ray device: In a method and an apparatus for conducting minimally-invasive procedures involving heart valves at least one multi-access articulated x-ray imaging robot is employed that allows a radiation detector carried by the robot to be moved in arbitrary paths, such as in circle, an ellipse, or along a spiral, around a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090234447 - Centrifugal rotary blood pump: A rotary blood pump may include one or more motor stators overlying exterior surfaces of a wall defining a pumping chamber. A rotatable impeller within the pumping chamber may have a hydrodynamic thrust bearing surface adapted to constrain a position of the impeller along an axis of rotation relative to... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090234449 - Intraocular, accommodating lens and methods of use: An intraocular lens is adapted for insertion into a capsular bag having a zonular contact region. The intraocular lens comprises a shape changing optical element and an accommodating element comprising at least one force transmitting element and a plurality of spaced apart contacting elements each adapted to contact a portion... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090234448 - Intraocular lens having extended depth of focus: An ophthalmic lens for providing enhanced or extended depth of focus includes an optic having an aperture disposed about an optical axis. The optic includes a first surface having a first shape and an opposing second surface having a second shape, the first and second surfaces providing, a base power... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20090234450 - Lens surface enhancement: An intraocular lens with a hydrophilic polymer coating composition and methods for using same are provided. Specifically, a composition suitable for reducing tackiness in intraocular lens is provided wherein an acrylic intraocular lens is treated by vapor deposition with an alkoxy silyl terminated polyethylene glycol polymer composition. Methods for making... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20090234451 - Method and system for graft ligament attachment: Various embodiments described herein provide methods and apparatus for achieving the secure and stable fixation of a graft ligament within a bone tunnel using a screw that includes a cylindrical wall having a leading end and a trailing end, threads arranged on an outside surface of the cylindrical wall, and... Agent: Nigel L. Scott, Esq. Scott & Yallery-arthur

20090234452 - Instrumentation and method for repair of meniscus tissue: The invention is directed toward a method and instrumentation to replace a damaged human knee joint meniscus with an allograft meniscus. The implant has its bone base cut to a desired width in a workstation. The finished base is measured in the sizing groove of the sizing block for width... Agent: John S. Hale Gipple & Hale

20090234453 - Implant devices: An orthopedic implant including an implant element adapted to be attached to at least one bone, the implant element including at least one throughgoing bone growth region adapted to be located in bone growth communication with the at least one bone and configured such that bone growth therein creates a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090234455 - Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs having a central screw locking lever, and pliers and devices for spinal fusion: A bi-directional fixating transvertebral (BDFT) screw/cage apparatus including an intervertebral cage for maintaining disc height, and a method of inserting the same is provided. The intervertebral cage includes a first internal screw guide and a second internal screw guide, a first screw member and a second screw member, and a... Agent: DreschIPLaw, PLLC

20090234454 - Spinal implant with structural support and bone interface surfaces formed from uhmwpe: A spinal implant and corresponding method for deploying a spinal implant in which both the structural support and the bone interface surfaces are formed from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). Examples disclosed include intervertebral disc replacements and interspinous process spacers.... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090234458 - Artificial intervertebral disc with lower height: An intervertebral disc is provided having an upper plate, a lower plate, and a core. The upper and lower plates include outer vertebral body contacting surfaces which are provided with attachment enhancing features to ensure bone integration. The attachment enhancing features shown include one or more fins, serrations and teeth.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090234456 - Intervertebral implant and methods of implantation and treatment: Intervertebral implants and associated methods of implantation and treatment are provided. In one aspect, an intervertebral implant for positioning between an upper vertebra and a lower vertebra is provided. The implant includes an upper endplate, a lower endplate, and at least one support having a variable stiffness positioned between the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090234457 - Systems, devices and methods for treatment of intervertebral disorders: A bioactive/biodegradable nucleus implant for repairing degenerated intervertebral discs that is inflated inside the nucleus space after the degenerated nucleus has been removed to re-pressurize the nuclear space within the intervertebral disc. The implant is inflated with a high molecular weight fluid, gel or combination of fluid and elastomer, preferably... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090234459 - Medical device for insertion into a joint: The present invention relates to implants used for alleviating and/or preventing conditions relating to damaged joints involving articulating surfaces. The implants comprise fibre of polymer and/or metal, and can be used as an artificial joint, as part of an artificial joint or as an artificial joint spacer made to replace... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090234460 - Acetabular cup buttress: A buttress plate for retaining an acetabular cup implanted in an acetabulum is provided. The buttress plate includes a base having a first end and a second end. The first end extends along a plane and includes at least one passage for receiving a fastener to secure the base to... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090234461 - Apparatus and method for use of a biosurgical prosthetic rectus sheath: A prosthetic mesh and method of use in surgical methods for closure of abdominal incisions and prosthetics for repair of ventral hernias. The mesh provides for a new prosthetic that can be used for closure of laparotomy incisions, in patients at high risk for hernia formation, and in the repair... Agent: Charles Raymond Sidewell

20090234462 - Internal joint distraction method: An internal joint distraction device provides articulation to an articulating bone joint between an upper bone structure and a lower bone structure. The device includes a medial plate shaped to at least partially conform to a medial side of a bone structure of a limb and includes a lateral plate... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090234463 - Prosthetic foot with flexible ankle portion: A keel for a prosthetic foot. In an embodiment, the keel comprises a unitary keel body having a longitudinal axis and a length L. The keel body includes a forefoot portion, a heel portion, and an ankle portion extending therebetween. In addition, the keel comprises a first bumper disposed in... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

  
09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090228091 - Catheter and system for introducing an intraluminal endoprosthesis: A catheter (10) having an internal tube (13) and an external tube (14) which at least sectionally encloses the internal tube (13). The external tube (14) is connected to a balloon (16) having an endoprosthesis section (18) which positions an intraluminal endoprosthesis (20). The catheter (10) has stiffening means (31,... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090228089 - Full thickness porous stent: A system for treating abnormalities of the cardiovascular system includes a full thickness nanoporous stent having a porous region and at least one therapeutic agent disposed within the porous region. One embodiment includes a full thickness porous cobalt-chromium stent formed by removing magnesium or another sacrificial metal from the stent... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090228092 - Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end: A prosthesis delivery and deployment device includes an elongate and flexible outer catheter. The outer catheter has a tubular wall of layered construction, including a translucent inner liner running the complete catheter length, and three outer layers including a translucent distal layer, an opaque medial layer and an opaque proximal... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090228090 - Rapid exchange delivery system for self-expanding stent: A catheter assembly is provided having an inner member and an outer member extending along a longitudinal axis, the inner member and the outer member having a coaxial configuration and dimensioned for relative axial movement. The outer member has a wall defining an opening such as a longitudinal slot; an... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090228093 - Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device: An apparatus for delivering a prosthetic device through the vasculature of a patient includes a radially expandable member coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft. The expandable member has an open frame configuration and an outer mounting surface for mounting the prosthetic device in a collapsed state thereon.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090228094 - Luminal prostheses and methods for coating thereof: Luminal prostheses comprise scaffolds having coatings adhered to at least a portion of their outer surfaces. The surfaces are modified to enhance binding of the coatings. For example, the surfaces may be microblasted, laser treated, chemically etched, exposed to plasma, or exposed to a corona discharge, allowing a polymeric coating... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090228095 - Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent: An expandable medical device has a plurality of elongated struts joined together to form a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a cylinder having a first diameter to a cylinder having a second diameter. At least one of the plurality of struts includes at least one opening extending at... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090228088 - Apparatus having variable strut length and methods of use: A tubular prosthesis has a plurality of tubular rings that are radially expandable from a contracted configuration to an expanded configuration. Each ring comprises a plurality of axially oriented struts that are interconnected so as to form a circumferential series of at least one high peak and at least one... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (client No 021629-000000)

20090228096 - Fixation of endovascular grafts or stent-grafts: The present invention relates to medical techniques, more particularly, to methods and apparatus for delivery of endovasular devices, such as grafts or stent-grafts, and their oversew fixation to the walls of blood vessels in direction from inside these vessels to their outer surface. There is proposed an apparatus for delivery... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090228097 - A1 adenosine receptor antagonist-coated implantable medical device: An implantable medical device with an A1 adenosine receptor antagonist-coating is disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090228098 - Prosthetic valve implantation systems: Prosthetic valves implantation methods and systems, especially as related to fitting a prosthetic valve at the site of a native stenotic or incompetent valve are described. The subject devices, systems and associated dock deployment and implant docking techniques may be employed in percutaneous valve replacement procedures.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090228099 - Devices, systems, and methods for retaining a native heart valve leaflet: Devices, systems and methods retain a native heart valve leaflet to prevent retrograde flow. The devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that, in use, rests adjacent a valve annulus and includes a retaining structure that is sized and shaped to overlay at least a portion of one or more... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090228100 - Methods and devices for heart valve repair: An elongate body including a proximal and distal anchor, and a bridge between the proximal and distal anchors. The bridge has an elongated state, having first axial length, and a shortened state, having a second axial length, wherein the second axial length is shorter than the first axial length. A... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090228101 - Intraocular lens with post-implantation adjustment capabilities: Disclosed are accommodating intraocular lenses for implantation in an eye having an optical axis. In certain embodiments, an intraocular lens includes an anterior optic, a posterior optic, and a support structure configured to move the optics relative to each other along an optical axis between an accommodated state and an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090228102 - Thin iol: A thin IOL capable of insertion through a small incision into the capsular bag of an eye includes haptics having free ends configured to absorb compressive forces resulting from shrinkage of the capsular bag in the weeks following surgery.... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090228103 - Ear insert for relief of tmj discomfort: A prosthesis for insertion in an ear to reduce pain resulting from TMJ disorders. The ear insert has a predefined shape conforming to the shape of the ear canal when the jaw is in an open position. The ear insert supports the TMJ and associated secondary musculature to reduce strain... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090228105 - Artificial cartilage containing chondrocytes obtained from costal cartilage and preparation process thereof: The present invention relates to an artificial cartilage containing mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like dedifferentiated cells obtained by passage culturing costal chondrocytes, and a preparation process thereof.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090228104 - Cartilage implants and methods of use: Cartilage implant devices, and method of using the same, are provided. The implant devices have circular, or oblong, articular ends. The articular ends have a convex upper face and a concave lower face, the convex upper face blending to the concave lower face, and the concave lower face having a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department

20090228106 - Implants and methods of use: Implant devices, and method of using the same, are provided. The implant devices have circular, or oblong, articular ends. The articular ends have a convex upper face and a concave lower face, the convex upper face blending to the concave lower face, and the concave lower face having a curvature... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department

20090228107 - Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants: The present invention is directed to a variety of interbody spinal fusion implants having at least a partially frusto-conical configuration. An external thread is employed to increase implant stability and implant surface area, and for the purpose of advancing the spinal fusion implant into the fusion site. The spinal fusion... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20090228109 - Intervertebral disk prosthesis: e

20090228110 - Intervertebral instrument, implant, and method: An intervertebral instrument includes a shaft having distal and proximal ends. The proximal end of the shaft includes an attaching feature connected to handle. The shaft defines a pair tracks disposed along a portion of the surface thereof. The distal end includes a pair of wings. Each track guides instruments... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090228108 - System for intervertebral disk prostheses: System of intervertebral disc prostheses which includes standard prostheses and corrective prostheses. The corrective prostheses serve to compensate for a ventro-dorsal offset. They are characterized in that, on one of their cover plates (15), the surface (4′) via which it cooperates in a matching manner with the prosthesis core (3′)... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090228111 - Multi-compartmental prosthetic device with patellar component transition: A prosthetic device for forming at least a portion of a joint may have a plurality of segmented components fixed relative to a femur of a body including: a patellofemoral component and a condyle component. Each segmented component may be configured such that a placement at which the segmented component... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090228113 - Edge-matched articular implant: A method of joint arthroplasty includes obtaining an image of at least a portion of the tibial plateau. An outer periphery of at least a portion of the tibial plateau is derived based, at least in part, on the image. An implant is provided for the tibial plateau, the implant... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090228112 - Tibial prosthesis: The present invention relates to a tibial prosthesis useful in knee replacement surgeries. The prosthesis includes one or more cement introduction ports which may be used to deliver and control delivery of bone cement to a prosthesis-bone interface after the prosthesis has been positioned on a resurfaced area of a... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090228114 - Femoral prosthesis: The present invention relates to a femoral prosthesis that includes a cement introduction port which may be used to facilitate delivery or introduction of bone cement into the prosthesis/bone interface after the prosthesis component has been placed on a resurfaced femur bone. The femoral prosthesis may have a keel with... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090228115 - Bioceramic coating, method of making and use thereof: Disclosed are a gradient bioceramic coating comprising a rare earth oxide, a broadband laser method for preparing the bioceramic coating, and the use of the bioceramic coating in the field of medical materials.... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

  
09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090222077 - Method and device for attaching a stent structure to aaa graft material: An aneurysmal repair system that utilizes a modified intraluminal scaffold apex and a delta stitch suture to secure graft material to the scaffold structure allows for no relative movement between the graft material and the scaffold structure. The absence of relative movement reduces the wear on the graft material.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090222078 - Prosthesis for implantation in aorta and method of using same: Prosthesis for implantation in the ascending aorta comprising a tubular body made of biocompatible graft material, a cuff at the proximal portion of the tubular body for biasing pressure onto a sino-tubular junction and that is configured to conform to the junction. A stent assembly can also be used to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090222079 - Medical devices having alloy compositions: A medical device includes an alloy having chromium, niobium, and platinum, wherein the alloy forms at least a portion of the medical device.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090222075 - Method for producing strain induced austenite: This disclosure relates to shape memory alloys which have been subjected to a thermal and mechanical treatment to increase the austenite start temperature As→As′ such that the shape memory alloy is martensitic at body temperature and when subsequently subjected to a controlled deformation, the shape memory alloy preferentially reverts to... Agent: Monami D. Roy

20090222076 - Self-expandable medical instrument for treating of defects in a patient's heart: The invention relates to a self-expandable medical instrument (100) for treating defects in a patient's heart, in particular for the transvascular implantation of a prosthetic heart valve (30), wherein the medical instrument (100) is introducible into the body of a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure using a catheter system (40)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090222080 - Medical stent provided with inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor-alpha: A stent provided with a composition that includes at least one inhibitor of TNF-alpha is disclosed. The stent is useful in treating smooth muscle cell proliferation, such as stenosis and preventing restenosis in vascular ducts.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090222081 - Methods and apparatus for reducing valve prolapse: Medical devices, systems and methods for treating valve prolapse in, for example, the mitral valve. The medical device is employed by delivering the device percutaneously and lodging the device adjacently above the valve. With this arrangement, the device provides a back-stop to prevent valve prolapse and, thus, prevent valve regurgitation.... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP/coherex Medical

20090222083 - Multi-window guide tunnel: Described herein are devices and methods for delivering implants that comprise multiple coupled anchors. The anchors are secured to tissue using a multi-opening guide tunnel that is configured to releasably retain one or more portions of the implant located between two of the anchors. The releasable retention of one or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090222082 - Transcatheter heart valve prostheses: The present teachings relate to a heart valve prosthesis. The heart valve prosthesis includes a docking station (77) having a wire frame defining a lumen and a valve frame (91) for positioning within its lumen. The docking station includes a diaphragm (78) adapted to have an open position and a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090222084 - Sutureless heart valve attachment: A prosthetic heart valve having spaced apart anchoring flanges that change shape when the valve is implanted and contact the surrounding annulus to prevent migration of the valve. The heart valve may be non-expandable and the anchoring flanges may provide the primary anchoring structure of the valve. Alternatively, the valve... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090222085 - Cellulose based heart valve prosthesis: Disclosed are cellulose-based pliable, porous and non-porous prosthesis structures that can be formed to various geometries such as thin films, membranes, hollow tubes, heart valves, including an aortic heart valve. Also disclosed are methods for preparing a cellulose-based porous prosthesis structure.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090222086 - Resorbable cornea button: The present invention provides a resorbable corneal button comprised of a biodegradable polymer which is capable of supporting the growth and expansion of endothelial cells on it surface for use in transplantation healthy corneal endothelial cells to cornea tissue in need of a transplant and a method of using same.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090222087 - Capsular implant for maintaining the shape and/or position of an opening formed by capsulorhexis: A device and method for maintaining the shape and/or position of an opening formed by a capsulorhexis.... Agent: Julie K. Morriss Morriss O'bryant Compagni, PC

20090222088 - Secondary amine containing nitric oxide releasing polymer composition: Disclosed herein are polymers used to coat or form implantable medical devices. The polymers comprise secondary amines useful in binding nitric oxide (NO). After diazeniumdiolation, the polymers can sustain controlled release of NO. In one embodiment, the secondary amines are linked to a functionalized dendrimer. In another embodiment, secondary amines... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090222089 - Ligament-tensioning device: Ligament-tensioning device for activation of the ligament and/or capsule system in the implantation of a joint implant, having a distal bearing plate for bearing against a distal skeletal part and having first and second proximal bearing plates, each of which partially overlaps the distal bearing plate in a first in-use... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090222090 - System and implant for ligament reconstruction or bone or bone reconstruction: An implant (5) for ligament and/or bone reconstruction is composed of biodegradable material suitable to be remodeled into vital bone and having mechanical strength for securely fixing a ligament in a bore or hole in bone with a press or form fit and/or reshaping a collapsed surface of bone into... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20090222091 - Porous material and method for fabricating same: A method for fabricating a porous structure from a first material. The method comprises the acts of mixing the first material with a second material to form a mixture, the first material having a melting point which is lower than the second material, heating the mixture under pressure to a... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090222092 - Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage: This present invention concerns a transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft, and an instrument and method for implanting the cage, an embodiment of the cage having a body in the shape of a circular arc and comprising a lateral concave surface, a lateral convex surface, a straight upper... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090222093 - Nucleus implant and method of installing same: A nucleus implant is disclosed. The nucleus implant can be configured to be installed within an intervertebral disc between an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra. Further, the nucleus implant can include a solid core and an expandable chamber that can be disposed at least partially around the solid core.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090222094 - Disc prosthesis for cervical vertebrae: A disc prosthesis for vertebrae is provided. The disc prosthesis comprises a first plate, a first insert, a second plate, and a second insert. The first plate comprises a first active face and a first anchor face. The second plate comprises a second active face and a second anchor face.... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20090222095 - Disc implant device: A device in a disc implant (2) for positioning between two vertebrae (3,3′) in a spinal column, said disc implant (2) including two contacting elements (14,14′) for contacting each one vertebra and an intermediate articulation device (15) includes at least one sealing element (13,13′) for attachment to a peripheral part... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090222096 - Multi-compartment expandable devices and methods for intervertebral disc expansion and augmentation: A method of augmenting the nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc comprises forming a passage through an annulus fibrosus surrounding the nucleus pulposus and inserting a space creating device comprising a plurality of chambers. Without removing a portion of the nucleus pulposus, plurality of chambers are filled to expand the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090222097 - Nucleus implant and method of installing same: A nucleus implant is disclosed. The nucleus implant can be configured to be installed within an intervertebral disc between an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra. The nucleus implant can include an expandable core and an expandable chamber that can be disposed at least partially around the expandable core. The... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090222101 - Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion: A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes a core having upper and lower curved surfaces, upper and lower plates, and peripheral restraining structure on at least one of the upper plate, the lower plate and the core. Each plate has an outer surface which engages a vertebra and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090222099 - Self centering nucleus implant: An intervertebral disc augmentation implant for implantation between a pair of vertebral bodies comprises an elastically deformable outer casing having at least one thickness dimension and a core member having isotropic material properties. The core member is entirely encased within the outer casing and has a height dimension along an... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090222098 - Spinal nucleus replacement with varying modulus: An intervertebral disc augmentation implant comprises an implant body adapted for implantation within an annulus fibrosis the intervertebral disc, adjacent to an at least partially intact nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc, and comprising a core area, a peripheral wall area, a top face area, and a bottom face area.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090222100 - Tool for implanting expandable intervertebral implant: An expandable intervertebral implant and tool for use in implanting same are disclosed. The tool is useful in retaining the implant in a non-expanded state throughout insert of the implant between adjacent vertebral bodies. Among other elements, the tool includes a rod, a sleeve placed over the rod, and a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090222102 - Temporomandibular prosthetic implant, and corresponding production method:

20090222103 - Articular implants providing lower adjacent cartilage wear: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090222104 - Asymmetric formation of prosthetic components for the manipulation and suppression of natural frequencies: A hip joint prosthesis for implantation in the femur of a patient, wherein the shaft can be coupled with a ball head which in turn can be inserted rotatably in the hemispherical recess of a socket insert. To avoid squeaking the shaft is formed asymmetrically in its outer and/or inner... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090222105 - Transfemoral prosthetic systems and methods for operating the same: Certain embodiments of the invention relate to increasing the functionality of a transfemoral prosthetic device. In one embodiment, the transfemoral prosthetic device is configured such that the prosthetic knee maintains a load consistent with a healthy knee walking on level ground, while the prosthetic ankle adjusts for the incline or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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