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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100023109 - Device for the application of compression sleeves: In a device for the installation of a compression sleeve around a blood vessel, including a guide element for holding the blood vessel, and a carrier for holding the compression sleeve in a bent-open state in which the carrier and the compression sleeve are supported at the distal end of... Agent: Klaus J. Bach

20100023108 - Multiple drug delivery from a balloon and a prosthesis: Disclosed is an interventional device for delivery of therapeutic agents from an angioplasty balloon and from a prosthesis such as an intraluminal stent. The invention also relates to the method of loading the beneficial agents onto the balloon and the device, as well as the method of delivery of the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100023106 - Occlusion crossing device and method: A stent delivery catheter for positioning a stent across a lesion of a blood vessel is disclosed. The catheter includes an inflation balloon coupled to a distal region of the elongate shaft of the catheter and a stent loaded on the inflation balloon. The catheter may also include an occlusion... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100023107 - Side balloon identifiers and methods for radial and axial alignment in a catheter assembly: A catheter assembly and related methods having a main balloon, a branch balloon arrangement and a stent. The branch balloon arrangement can include a branch balloon and at least one orientation indicator. The orientation indicator can include visible markings on portions of the side balloon or on inflation segments coupled... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100023110 - Endoluminal prosthesis: An endoluminal prosthesis is disclosed and comprises a first generally tubular stent, a second generally tubular stent, and a generally tubular graft member concentrically disposed between the first and second stents. One or more of the first and second stents may have a body portion and a flaring portion. The... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100023111 - Surface modification of eptfe and implants using the same: A method for modifying an ePTFE surface by plasma immersion ion implantation includes the steps of providing an ePTFE material in a chamber suitable for plasma treatment; providing a continuous low energy plasma discharge onto the sample; and applying negative high voltage pulses of short duration to form a high... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100023112 - Biocorrodible implant with a coating comprising a hydrogel: The invention relates to an implant having a base body consisting completely or partially of a biocorrodible metallic material, the material being such that it decomposes in an aqueous environment to yield an alkaline product and the base body has a coating comprising or containing a hydrogel, characterized in that... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100023105 - Vascular remodeling device: A generally spherical vascular remodeling device is permanently positionable at a junction of afferent and efferent vessels of a bifurcation having an aneurysm. After positioning the device at the junction to substantially conform the device to the shape of the junction, the device acts as a scaffolding to inhibit herniation... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100023113 - Reversible applicator for an intraluminal endoprosthesis: A reversible applicator for an intraluminal endoprosthesis comprising a pusher an outer sheath sliding longitudinally relative to this pusher (13), and an endoprosthesis arranged at its distal part. A retention element formed by an expandable braid that widens in a bulb shape in the expanded state, integrally joined to the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100023114 - Valve device with biased leaflets: Valve devices useful in the treatment of various valve-related disorders and/or conditions are described. A valve device includes a leaflet and a means for biasing the leaflet in an open configuration. A method of making a valve device comprises the steps of determining a desired closing pressure; determining a desired... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100023116 - Biocorrodible implant with a coating containing a drug eluting polymer matrix: The invention relates to an implant having a base body, consisting completely or partially of a biocorrodible metallic material, such that it decomposes in an aqueous environment to form an alkaline product, and the base body has a coating or a cavity filling, comprising a polymer matrix and at least... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100023115 - Drug-eluting stent: A stent for delivering therapeutic agents to a body lumen includes a plurality of circumferential serpentine bands with each band comprising a plurality of struts. At least one strut has at least one first well region and at least one second well region. The at least one first well region... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100023118 - Method and apparatus for repairing or replacing chordae tendinae: A method and apparatus for performing mitral valve chordal repair on a patient include attaching at least one filament to a mitral valve leaflet and to a papillary muscle. The length of filaments can be adjusted by adjusting tension in a filament or by altering the effective length of a... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100023117 - Papillary muscle position control devices, systems, & methods: Papillary muscle position control devices (900) systems and methods are provided. According to an exemplary embodiment, a papillary muscle position control device generally comprises a first anchor (905), a second anchor (920), and a support structure (915). The first anchor can be configured to fixedly connect to an in situ... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20100023119 - Valve mold and prosthesis for mammalian systems: A valve mold for a prosthetic valved conduit includes two thin film transparent plastic templates having the molding shape of the valve to sandwich biological tissue membrane to form the valve. In another embodiment, a valve mold template has a 3-dimensional geometry which, when folded and sutured to form a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100023120 - Tissue attachment devices and methods for prosthetic heart valves: A multi-leaflet valve, which includes at least two leaflets, an outer tube, and a seam protector for each seam. Each seam protector is positioned to be in contact with a portion of the outer tube, with tube portions and leaflet ends being positioned between adjacent seam protection pieces. The seam... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100023121 - Heart valve prosthesis: A medical device in cardiac surgery for replacement of the diseased native heart valves in humans increases thromboresistance of heart valve prosthesis. A heart valve prosthesis comprising an annular housing with the inner surface defining the blood flow I through the valve prosthesis and leaflets mounted within the annular housing... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100023123 - External breast prosthesis: An external breast prosthesis includes an elastomeric skin in the form of a human breast surrounding an inner material such as a silicone gel or hydrogel. The inner material may be of a defined shape or may be amorphous and conform to the shape of the elastomeric skin. The elastomeric... Agent: Ronald A. Christaldi

20100023122 - Marker template for breast reduction surgery: A surgical incision marking template for marking a breast with an intended incision pattern prior to surgery comprises a pliable structural portion with a guide portion. The guide portion is substantially shaped and/or shapeable into a “keyhole” pattern. The keyhole pattern corresponds to the incision pattern generally utilized for the... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP

20100023124 - Biological nasal bridge implant and method of manufacturing: A nasal bridge implant is made according to a method that includes the steps of collecting animal material from a bovine or porcine source, the animal material being either a tendon or a ligament, removing cells from the animal material, shaping the animal material to provide a desired shape for... Agent: Raymond Sun

20100023125 - Universal implant for thyroplasty: n

20100023127 - Prosthetic devices and methods for using same: A prosthesis for reducing injury to soft tissues of the body, comprising an implantable member adapted to simulate at least one of a size or a shape of a naturally occurring bursa, where the member may be inflatable or otherwise expandable, flexible or rigid, and may be composed of a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100023126 - Resilient arthroplasty device: The disclosure is directed to a resilient implant for implantation into human or animal joints to act as a cushion allowing for renewed joint motion. The implant endures variable joint forces and cyclic loads while reducing pain and improving function after injury or disease to repair, reconstruct, and regenerate joint... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100023128 - Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis: A modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis comprising at least two generally mirror image complimentary disc segments combined to form a generally discoid endoprosthetic disc and to associated tools and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc. The complimentary segments are substantially identical including outer circumferential walls roughly equal to a semi-circle aligned... Agent: Law Offices Of Robert F. Zielinski, LLC

20100023129 - Jawbone prosthesis and method of manufacture: A biological jawbone prosthesis is made according to a method that includes the steps of collecting animal material from a bovine or porcine source, the animal material being a jawbone, shaping the animal material to provide a desired shape for the jawbone implant, removing cells from the animal material, crosslinking... Agent: Raymond Sun

20100023130 - Composite implants and methods of making and using the same: The present invention provides composite implants for the replacement or augmentation of non-load bearing or load bearing soft tissues, and methods of making and using these implant compositions. In one embodiment, a composite implant of the present invention comprises a soft polymeric component coupled to a porous polymeric substrate... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100023131 - Femoral head prosthesis: An implant is provided for replacing the proximal portion of a femur having a substantially intact natural femoral neck and a lateral side opposite the femoral neck, with a bore extending from the femoral neck through a lateral side of the femur. The implant comprises a sleeve having a flange... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100023132 - System and method for scaffolding anastomoses: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for using a tissue scaffold to facilitate healing of an anastomosis. One embodiment provides a tissue scaffold for placement at an anastomotic site within a body lumen comprising a radially expandable scaffold structure having lateral and mid portions, at least one retention... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100023133 - Semi-actuated transfemoral prosthetic knee: A semi-actuated above knee prosthetic system, which is mostly passive in nature and includes a shank link coupled to an artificial foot, a knee mechanism connected to the shank link and a thigh link attached to an above-knee remaining lower limb of an amputee, is operable in either an actuated... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20100023134 - Prosthetic liner with proximal seal: Disclosed is a prosthesis suspension assembly, the assembly comprising: a prosthetic liner comprising a distal outer surface comprising a porous or continuously cavitated, compressible material and a proximal surface comprising an elastomeric material; and a suspension sleeve which seals against the proximal surface.... Agent: Ronald A. Christaldi

20100023135 - High-performance multi-component prosthetic foot: Prosthetic feet are described comprising a curvilinear spring element, including a rounded portion transitioning between upper and lower extensions, the upper extension including a mounting section/region between the curved portion and a distal end of the upper extension. At least one leaf spring element spans a gap between the upper... Agent: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100016942 - Advanced endovascular graft delivery system and method of treatment: This invention is a system for the treatment of body passageways; in particular, vessels with vascular disease. The system includes an endovascular graft with a low-profile delivery configuration and a deployed configuration in which it conforms to the morphology of the vessel or body passageway to be treated as well... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron LLP

20100016940 - Biodegradable self-expanding prosthesis: Disclosed herein is a biodegradable prosthesis that includes a first end, a second end, and an elongate tubular body with a lumen therethrough. The prosthesis can have a first layer comprising a set of flexible interbraided bioabsorbable filaments, and optionally a set of flexible interbraided metallic filaments. Also, the prosthesis... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100016938 - Diagnosing, monitoring and treating inflammation: The present invention provides methods and compositions for treating chronic inflammatory disease in a subject and associated pharmaceutical compositions, medical devices and systems.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100016941 - Medical device employing liquid crystal block copolymers and method of making the same: A medical device, at least a portion of which is formed from a polymer composition including at least one liquid crystal block copolymer having at least one A block and at least one B block wherein the A block is a liquid crystal polymer block formed of repeating units comprising... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100016943 - Method of delivering advanced endovascular graft: A flexible low profile delivery system for delivery of an expandable intracorporeal device, specifically, an endovascular graft, which has at least one belt circumferentially disposed about the device in a constraining configuration. The belt is released by a release member, such as a release wire, by retracting the wire from... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron LLP

20100016937 - Twisting bifurcation delivery system: A catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the catheter shaft having a torsionally weakened region at the distal portion, the torsionally weakened region including one or more portions that are recessed from an outer surface of the catheter shaft. The assembly also... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100016939 - Vascular prosthesis for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms using a combined laparoscopic/open and endovascular technique, and delivery system for releasing a prosthesis fitted with anchoring stents: A method for releasing an aortic prosthesis includes positioning an introducer in femoral arteries of a patient. Guiding balloon catheters are positioned through the introducers to locate balloons thereof in terminal parts of common iliac arteries. The proximal aorta is clamped, balloons of the guiding catheters are inflated, and the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100016944 - Device for treating a blood vessel: A device comprises an expandable implant (11) and a hollow stent (13) internally defining a central passage (14). Said hollow stent (13) defines a retention opening (23A) of the implant (11) near the distal end thereof (19). The inventive device also comprises a wire-type link (53A) for releasably fixing the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100016948 - Endovascular graft: An endovascular graft, which is configured to conform to the morphology of a vessel to be treated, includes a tubular ePTFE structure; an inflatable ePTFE structure disposed over at least a portion of the ePTFE tubular structure; and an injection port in fluid communication with the inflatable ePTFE structure for... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron LLP

20100016945 - Helical high fatigue stent-graft: An implantable prosthesis, including a generally tubular substrate and a continuous shape memory member disposed over the outer surface of the substrate. The shape memory member may include a series of zig-zag struts alternating between a first strut with a first length and a second strut with a second length... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100016946 - Single layer eptfe and discrete bioresorbable rings: A stent-graft, including a generally tubular vascular graft of biocompatible material, and a plurality of bio-resorbable discrete annular members spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the vascular graft and attached thereto.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100016947 - Systems and methods for creating customized endovascular stents and stent grafts: A system and method are provided for making a customized stent or stent graft, including the steps of obtaining a digital image of the endoluminal shape of an artery or the blood flow channel of an aneurysm, processing the obtained image to create a three dimensional model of the shape... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100016949 - Annular mesh: An annular mesh expandable radially from a compact diameter to a radially-expanded deployed disposition in which the mesh is capable of sustaining a radially outwardly directed resistive force even when flexing its longitudinal axis out of a straight line, the mesh being composed of stenting struts, the stenting struts being... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100016950 - Streamlined stents: A stent for implantation within the body of a patient is disclosed. The stent can be formed from one or more stent modules comprising a plurality of stent struts, one or more of which have an inner contour designed for streamlined fluid flow when the stent is implanted within an... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100016951 - Stent: A stent for securing a passageway of a body lumen in a constricted portion of the body lumen is disclosed. The stent includes a first cylindrical band body formed in a zigzag shape having a plurality of straight sections interconnected by first peaks and first valleys and having opposite ends... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100016952 - Process for inducing a two-way shape memory effect in a device formed of a shape memory alloy and a device made by the process: A process for inducing a two-way shape memory effect in a device forward of a shape memory alloy and a device made by the process are disclosed. The two-way memory effect occurs in the device in a temperature range of between about 5° C. to 25° C. wherein the training... Agent: Cozen O''connor

20100016953 - Anchoring barb for attachment to a medical prosthesis: Disclosed is an anchoring element for an implantable prosthesis that includes a barb, wherein the anchoring element, which includes a basal portion, comprises a thin layer of material, such as a cannula or sheet of metal, that extends or wraps at least partially around the strut of the prosthesis to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100016954 - Endovascular prosthesis with suture holder: An endovascular prosthesis has a prosthesis body that is sized and configured for introduction into a blood vessel lumen. The prosthesis body has a wall that defines an interior passage for blood. One or more connectors are distributed about the wall. A fastener is carried by at least one of... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100016957 - Device and method for controlled delivery of chemical substances: A medical device for introduction into a body comprises a body-insertable part (1, 3, 7, 10, 20, 30, 35, 40, 60, 70, 80) having a first electroactive polymer (13), integrated with the body-insertable part and comprising an electrically controllably releasable first substance. There is further disclosed a method for delivering... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100016955 - Triazole compounds and methods of making and using the same: The present invention provides triazole macrocyclic compounds useful as therapeutic agents. More particularly, these compounds are useful as anti-infective, anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory, and prokinetic agents.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100016956 - Triazole compounds and methods of making and using the same: The present invention provides triazole macrocyclic compounds useful as therapeutic agents. More particularly, these compounds are useful as anti-infective, anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory, and prokinetic agents. The compounds have the following structure: wherein T is the macrocyclic part.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100016958 - 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: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/evalve Inc. (020489)

20100016959 - Artificial heart: The heart pump according to the invention includes a casing internally defining a substantially spherical cavity (10) housing:—a rotating shutter (12) secured to the cavity (10) so as to be rotatable about an own rotation axis;—an oscillating shutter (14) secured to the rotating shutter (12) so as to be rotatable... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100016960 - Implantable heart assist system and method of applying same: An extracardiac pumping for supplementing the circulation of blood, including the cardiac output, in a patient without any component thereof being connected to the patient's heart, and methods of using same. One embodiment provides a vascular graft that has a first end that is sized and configured to couple to... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100016961 - Extended depth of focus (edof) lens to increase pseudo-accommodation by utilizing pupil dynamics: In one aspect, the present invention provides an ophthalmic lens (e.g., an IOL) that includes an optic having an anterior surface and a posterior surface disposed about an optical axis. At least one of the surfaces (e.g., the anterior surface) has a profile characterized by superposition of a base profile... Agent: Alcon

20100016962 - Intermediate vision with phakic multifocal optics utilizing residual accommodations: In one aspect, the present invention provides a method of correcting vision, which comprises determining a residual accommodation exhibited by a natural, crystalline lens of an eye, and selecting a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL), which exhibits a far-focus optical power (e.g., in a range of about −15 to about +50... Agent: Alcon

20100016963 - Intraocular lens assembly: Disclosed is an intraocular lens assembly provided inside a capsular sac. The intraocular lens assembly according to one embodiment of the present invention includes an intraocular lens and an intraocular lens supporter, and therefore the intraocular lens assembly may be useful to transfer a force to the intraocular lens, inserted... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100016965 - Accommodative iol with toric optic and extended depth of focus: In one aspect, the present invention provides an intraocular lens (IOL), which comprises at least two optics disposed in tandem along an optical axis, and an accommodative mechanism that is coupled to at least one of the optics and is adapted to adjust a combined optical power of the optics... Agent: Alcon

20100016964 - Intraocular lens system: The present invention discloses a multi-component intraocular lens implanted in an optical system of a human eye, including one or more foldable removable components, each component being foldable. One component acts as a base lens, including a flange with a slot. Another component acts is an optical assembly that may... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100016966 - Tissue repair device and apparatus and method for fabricating same: A method for fabricating a device for repairing torn tissue or muscle such as the meniscus of the knee. The device includes a pair of anchoring members having a plurality of barb-like projections extending outwardly therefrom. The anchoring members are joined by a flexible linking member which connects the ends... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100016967 - Resorbable medical implants and related methods: Biocompatible, resorbable medical implants and related methods are disclosed in which the implant can be made of a collagen matrix for filling a space after partial or total resection of the trapezium bone of the wrist. The resorbable medical implant can include a plurality of surface projections, and the collagen... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100016969 - Intervertebral implant with elastic part: The invention relates to an implant for the insertion between vertebral bodies (2) of the spinal column, having a first contact surface (9) for the disposition on one of the adjacent vertebral bodies (2), and a second contact surface (10) for the disposition on the implant part (3, 4) comprising... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100016968 - Spondylolisthesis correction apparatus and method: An apparatus and method are provided that allow for the realignment and stabilization of adjacent vertebrae. An implant of this invention both repositions adjacent vertebrae and remains in situ to maintain the new position. The implant has two halves which are interlocked such that they can slide horizontally with respect... Agent: George R. Schultz Schultz & Associates, P.C.

20100016970 - Spinal interbody spacers: Non-articulating semi-rigid spinal implants include upper and lower rigid endplates that define at least one aligned pair of rigid male and female members. The respective female member having an interior facing cavity and the respective male member facing toward the female cavity. At least one elastic member resides in each... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100016971 - Adjustable spinal implant: An expansion assembly expands a vertebral implant. The vertebral implant has an inner cylindrical assembly adapted for insertion into an outer cylindrical assembly having an outer wall. The vertebral implant is expandable along an implant axis defined by the outer and inner cylindrical assemblies. The expansion assembly comprises an axle... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department

20100016972 - Artificial intervertebral disc placement system: An intervertebral disc placement system includes a multi part intervertebral disc, such as a mobile core disc, and an associated placement instrument. The placement instrument holds the disc securely with the disc endplates angled for ease of placement of the disc into an intervertebral disc space and quickly releases the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100016973 - Posterior prosthetic intervertebral disc: A prosthetic intervertebral disc is formed of first and second end plates sized and shaped to fit within an intervertebral space and to be implanted from the back of the patient, thereby decreasing the invasiveness of the procedure. The posterior approach provides for a smaller posterior surgical incision and avoids... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100016974 - Systems and methods for securing an implant in intervertebral space: An intervertebral disc implant with upper and lower bearing members with an articulation interface between the members for providing relative motion therebetween. In one form, a securing member with an elongate shaft and a bone-engaging member on the shaft is disposed on one of the bearing members. The bone-engaging member... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100016975 - Glenoid component for shoulder arthroplasty: A glenoid component apparatus for shoulder arthroplasty includes a bearing portion and a stem portion connected to the bearing portion. The stem portion is modeled from a normalized glenoid vault morphology. A method for making a glenoid component for shoulder arthroplasty includes obtaining a model of a normalized glenoid vault... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100016977 - Pcl retaining acl substituting tka apparatus and method: A new class of total knee replacement includes a posterior cruciate ligament retaining anterior cruciate ligament substituting apparatus and method. Particular design considerations include: 1) a specific extension surface separate from the flexion surface, 2) rotational control in full extension to create the so-called screw-home mechanism, 3) translation restraints that... Agent: Law Offices Of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C.

20100016978 - Antero-posterior placement of axis of rotation for a rotating platform: A knee replacement system includes a femoral component including a lateral condylar articulating portion and a medial condylar articulating portion, a tibial tray including an upper articulating surface, and a tibial insert including (i) a first articulating portion for articulating with the lateral condylar articulating portion with a first condylar... Agent: Paul Maginot Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20100016979 - Knee prostheses with enhanced kinematics: A knee replacement system includes a proximal tibial posterior camming portion defined by a first radius of curvature with a first origin in a first medio-lateral plane, a distal tibial posterior camming portion defined by a second radius of curvature with a second origin in a second medio-lateral plane, an... Agent: Paul Maginot Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP, Chase Tower

20100016976 - Knee prosthesis: The invention relates to a knee prosthesis with a tibial part (1) that has concave or plane condylar bearing surfaces (2, 3). According to the invention, the lateral condylar bearing surface (2) merges into a preferably convex end portion (4) that falls away in the dorsal direction.... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20100016980 - Base component for a tibial implant: The invention relates to a base component for a tibial implant, comprising a lateral compartment (14), a medial compartment (12) and an anterior connection portion (16) which connects the lateral compartment (14) and the medial compartment (12) to one another at anterior. A portion (18) open to posterior is provided... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100016981 - Bone reinforcement device: A reinforcement device (10) suitable for use with a prosthesis, such as a unicompartmental tibial component prosthesis. The reinforcement device is positionable between said component prosthesis and a surgically resected area of bone, for example, the tibia of a patient. The reinforcement device (10) includes a plate-like main body (12)... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100016982 - Trapezium prosthesis: Reference numeral 10.1 generally depicts a prosthesis which includes an implant 12.1 which is configured to imitate or replicate the anatomic characteristics and functions of a trapezium bone 14 and a mounting means 16 for mounting the implant 12.1 on a FCR tendon 18 of a patient to inhibit dislocation... Agent: Arthur M Reginelli

20100016984 - Acetabulum surgical resurfacing aid: An acetabulum surgical resurfacing aid that includes a body conformed to fit an acetabulum of a patient is presented. A portion of the body is further conformed to fit an acetabular fossa of the patient. One or more arms extend outward from the body and are configured to fit the... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100016983 - Hip protector implant: An implant system is described to decrease the risk of hip fracture in humans determined to be at increased risk for hip fracture, over a time span well over several years after implantation. This implant increases the size of the contact area on the proximal femur at the time of... Agent: Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20100016986 - Femoral head surgical resurfacing aid: A femoral head surgical resurfacing aid that includes a C-shaped band with an interior surface conformed to fit a femoral neck of a patient is presented. An arch extends from one side of the C-shaped band to the other side of the C-shaped band and further extends over a femoral... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100016987 - Thermally treated ceramic coating for implants: A prosthetic implant having a thermally treated ceramic coating and a method of producing a coated prosthetic implant. The ceramic coating is deposited onto the prosthetic implant such as by a plasma spray coating process. The prosthetic implant is thermally treated in a low oxygen environment to increase the hardness... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100016985 - Processing of biocompatible coating on polymeric implants: The present invention provides polymeric substrates comprising a biocompatible coating and methods of preparation thereof. In particular, the coating may be a ceramic material, especially a calcium phosphate material, which may be functionally graded. The invention provides the ability to apply high quality coatings to polymeric substrates without damaging the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100016988 - Satiation devices and methods: A satiation device is described which includes a sheath or liner extending from the proximal or middle stomach to the distal antrum. Food ingested by the patient passes through the sheath or liner, thereby minimizing contact between the ingested food and the stomach. It is believed that over time, reduced... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100016989 - Metal oxide scaffolds: The present invention relates to a metal oxide scaffold comprising titanium oxide. The scaffolds of the invention are useful for implantation into a subject for tissue regeneration and for providing a framework for cell growth and stabilization to the regenerating tissue. The invention also relates to methods for producing such... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100016990 - Microelectromechanical system (mems) employing wireless transmission for providing sensory signals: A medical system employs wireless transmission and provides sensory signals to a user of a prosthetic or other medical device. A series of pressure, force or strain sensors are placed upon various areas of the prosthetic device. The sensors are strategically placed according to anticipated functions of the prosthetic device... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20100016992 - Amputation bone cap: A muscle fastening cap includes a head having one or more groups of openings along a direction of its axial length. The cap also may include a stem adapted for insertion into a muscle-supporting structure such as an intramedullary canal or a prosthesis device.... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100016991 - Prosthetic product having composite material wall, and method for producing the prosthetic product: The invention relates to a prosthetic product having a composite material wall moulded into the shape of a part of a body, characterized in that the wall of the prosthetic product is composed of, on one hand, an reinforcing textile including continuous length fibres, and on the other hand, a... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood

20100016993 - Flexion enhancement member for prosthetic or orthotic liner or sleeve and associated methods: The liner or sleeve is for use around a joint, for example, as a skin interface between a limb and a prosthetic or orthotic device. The liner or sleeve includes an elastomeric material defining a tubular member to be positioned around a joint. A tendon is attached along a portion... Agent: Craig M. Mackenzie

01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100010610 - Anastomosis stent and graft apparatus and method: An anastomosis graft/stent apparatus comprising a first stent portion, a second stent portion and a graft. The graft is between the first and second stent portions. A port is in the graft portion and provides access to a vessel lumen at the anastomosis site, with the access being sufficient to... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100010613 - Arteriovenous fistula: A covered radially-expansible stent (50), capable of being advanced along a bodily lumen, and capable of performing as an arteriovenous shunt, and with a covering that stops short of one end of the stent at a line that slants to the longitudinal axis of the stent at an angle intermediate... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100010616 - Attachment device and methods of using the same: Devices for attaching a first mass and a second mass and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The devices can be made from an resilient, elastic or deformable materials. The devices can be used to attach a heart valve ring to a biological annulus. The devices can... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100010614 - Devices and methods for treatment of venous valve insufficiency: Devices and methods for improvement of functioning of a valve of a subject are disclosed. A device exhibiting an outward bias at its proximal end and an outward bias at its distal end, disposed at an angle to the bias at the proximal end is described. A device having a... Agent: Deanna J. Shirley

20100010615 - Insertion system for a medical device having a sheath and sheath for an insertion system for a medical device: An insertion system (100) for a medical device (10), which is situated in an outer sheath (20) upon insertion, the outer sheath (20) at least regionally encompassing an inner shaft. The outer sheath (20) at least regionally has, at least on its inner side (29) facing toward the medical device... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100010612 - Lumen diameter and stent apposition sensing:

20100010611 - Stent based method and apparatus for directing external beam radiation therapy: A stent based apparatus and method for directing external beam radiation comprising a series of devices and a system of implanting these devices within a patient to direct therapeutic radiation given to the patient. Each of the devices can deliver a tiny gold fiducial (or fiducial constructed of another material... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100010617 - Stent-graft delivery system: A method of delivering a stent-graft includes mounting the stent-graft on a pushrod; radially constraining the stent-graft within a sheath; securing a crown portion of the stent-graft to the pushrod with a retainer structure of a stent-graft retainment system; retracting the sheath to expose the crown portion of the stent-graft;... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100010619 - Closed-cell flexible stent hybrid: A stent has a first stent body and a second stent body. The first stent body is a rolled stent having a first end and a second end and the second stent body is a tubular stent. The stent has a deployed state, the stent being within a body lumen... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100010622 - Hybrid segmented endoprosthesis: Generally, the present disclosure includes a hybrid segmented endoprosthesis for delivery into a lumen of a body. The hybrid segmented endoprosthesis has different types of segments that are joined together. The segments are typically distinct and distinguishable from each other by each segment having a unique configuration different from at... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100010618 - Overlapping stent: A stent defines a plurality of holes with a therapeutic agent deposited therein and has a plurality of members where at least some of the members overlap when the stent is in the unexpanded state... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100010620 - Stent: A stent has a circumference and a plurality of members that define a lumen. The stent has three stable states, which include an unexpanded state, a partially deployed state, and a deployed state The lumen has a first cross-sectional shape in the unexpanded state, a second cross-sectional shape in the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100010621 - Stent having biodegradable stent struts and drug depots: A stent comprising stent struts (1) of a biodegradable polymer material, drug depots (4) having at least one drug in the stent struts (1), at least one drug that treats the consequences of degradation of the stent struts (1) and sheathing of the drug depots (4) that varies over time,... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100010623 - Percutaneous heart valve with stentless support: An implantable prosthetic valve having a stentless support structure. The valve has a tubular annular support structure with a first inflatable ring at a proximal end, a second inflatable ring at a distal end, and an inflatable intermediate support in between the first and second inflatable rings. There is at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100010624 - Vascular stenting for aneurysms: Described herein are flexible implantable occluding devices that can, for example, navigate the tortuous vessels of the neurovasculature. The occluding devices can also conform to the shape of the tortuous vessels of the vasculature. In some embodiments, the occluding devices can direct blood flow within a vessel away from an... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100010625 - Mitral valve annuloplasty ring having an offset posterior bow: A mitral heart valve annuloplasty ring having a posterior bow that conforms to an abnormal posterior aspect of the mitral annulus. The ring may be generally oval having a major axis and a minor axis, wherein the posterior bow may be centered along the minor axis or offset in a... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100010626 - Artificial eye: An artificial eye includes a supporter, a first clipping member, a second clipping member and an electroactive pupil. The second clipping member is positioned on the supporter. A peripheral portion of the second clipping member is positioned on a peripheral portion of the first clipping member. A gap is defined... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100010627 - Breast implants and compositions of extracellular matrix: The invention is articles and compositions of extracellular matrix for forming breast implants and otherwise augmenting or reconstructing breast tissue and other cosmetically desired tissue in humans, such as lips and cheeks. The invention is also to methods of using these in implant articles to augment or reconstruct a human... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100010629 - Dynamic ossicular prosthesis: An ossicular replacement prosthesis includes first and second engagement structures for engaging middle ear structures, a spring that biases the first and second engagement structures longitudinally apart when under compression, and a rod that axially stabilizes longitudinal movement of the first and second engagement structures and conducts sound waves between... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100010628 - Transtympanic vibration device for implantable hearing aid and apparatus for installing the same: A transtympanic vibration device for an implantable healing aid, suitable for being vibrated by magnetic flux transmitted from an outside and transferring vibration to a tympanic membrane. The device includes an outer plate having one surface on which a detachable magnet is detachably arranged; an inner plate sandwiching the tympanic... Agent: Law Offices Of Robert F. Zielinski, LLC

20100010630 - Plastic implant impregnated with a degradation protector: A plastic implant device for a mammal that contains a rare earth metal compound tracer and a method for detecting degradation such as wear of the implanted device are disclosed. The tracer can also be present with a separate antioxidant or the tracer compound can be can be the salt... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100010631 - Method and articles for treatment of stress urinary incontinence: Improved methods and apparatuses for treatment of incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse are provided. A neo ligament for increasing the supportive function of the tissues supporting the urethra, bladder neck, or rectum is disclosed. Methods of using such a neoligament to treat incontinence are disclosed. Additionally, a self tensioning elastic... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100010632 - Sand-blasting method using biocompatible polymers: The invention relates to a method for modifying the surface state of an implant made of polyaryletheretherketone, and for favouring the osteoconduction and osteointegration thereof in bone surgery, that comprises sand-blasting said implant with abrasive particles of calcium phosphate.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100010634 - Biocompatible intervertebral spacer: An intervertebral spacer configured for insertion between two vertebrae includes two opposite plates having one or more protruding parts for immobilization in the intervertebral space, a shock absorbing element, and a rigid spacer element positioned and constrained between the plates. The rigid spacer element permits small relative movements between the... Agent: Themis Law

20100010633 - Deployable arc fusion cage and methods associated therewith: Expandable fusion cages and methods associated therewith are disclosed. The present invention is generally directed to an apparatus and method for implanting an anterior installed intervertebral fusion cage system which can be selectively expanded between two adjacent vertebrae to cause them to change position relative to each other and produce... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100010635 - Tibial trialing assembly and method of trialing a tibial implant: A trialing assembly for use during knee replacement procedures to determine size and position of a tibial plate implant as well as the size and thickness of the articular surface prior to implantation of the implant. The trialing assembly includes a broaching plate having a tibia engaging bottom surface adapted... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100010636 - Method and apparatus for wrist arthroplasty: A prosthesis for placement relative to a carpal complex of a wrist can generally include a carpal implant having a body including an ulnar flange and a radial flange. The body can have a bone abutment surface and at least one flange extending from the bone abutment surface. The at... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100010637 - Trapezo-metacarpal implant: This present invention concerns a trapezian or trapezo-metacarpal implant (1) that includes a rod (2) and a head (3) that are respectively intended to be inserted into the metacarpus (4) of the thumb, and to be anchored in a space that is created in particular by removing at least a... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100010638 - Laser-produced porous surface: An implant having a porous tissue ingrowth structure and a bearing support structure is disclosed. The implant includes a metal insert having a bone ingrowth structure, an intermediate structure and a bearing support structure. A bearing surface is formed from a polymer material and attached to the bearing support structure.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100010639 - Control device for walking assistance device: A control device for a walking assistance device includes a seating section on which a user is seated, a pair of left and right foot sole installation sections fitted to the foot soles of the legs of the user, a pair of left and right leg links which connect the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100010640 - Implant system having a functional implant composed of degradable metal material: An implant system comprising a functional implant (5, 6) that fulfills a medical function, particularly a bone implant, which is formed at least in part of a metal material that can be degraded by the body (2) of the implant wearer, as well as a control device (7) for controlling... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100010641 - External walking assist device for those with lower leg injuries: A walking assist device, which is to be worn on a person's leg, includes a shank link, a thigh member, and a knee mechanism. The thigh member is in contact with the person's thigh when the device is worn on the person's leg. The knee mechanism rotatably connects the shank... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100004729 - Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents: Blood vessels and other body lumens are stented using multiple, discreet stent structures. Stent structures may be balloon expandable or self-expanding and are delivered by a delivery catheter which is repositioned to spaced-apart delivery sights. By coating the stents with particular biologically active substances, hyperplasia within and between the implanted... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (client No 021629-000000)

20100004731 - Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter: The apparatus for deployment of a therapeutic device such as a micro-coil detachably mounts the therapeutic device to a distal portion of a pusher member. In one embodiment, the therapeutic device is detachably mounted to the distal portion of the pusher member by a tubular collar that can be heated... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100004730 - Catheter system and methods of using same: Some embodiments are directed to a catheter system comprising an introducer having a main body, an introducer sheath projecting from the main body, and a first seal supported within the introducer and a catheter having a main body, an outer sheath projecting from the main body, a second seal supported... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100004728 - Graft endoframe having axially variable characteristics: A prosthesis comprises a tubular body that is expandable from a contracted configuration to a radially expanded configuration. The tubular body has a total length and comprises a first section, a second section and a central section disposed therebetween. The total length of the tubular body in the expanded configuration... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100004732 - Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use: The present invention, in an exemplary embodiment, provides a stent deployment apparatus comprising safety and stent placement and deployment features. An exemplary stent deployment apparatus includes a longitudinally extending outer tubular member and a safety mechanism coupled thereto, wherein the safety mechanism includes a diverted channel. The apparatus also includes... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100004733 - Implants including fractal structures: An endoprosthesis includes a member having a surface that includes a fractal structure.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100004734 - Stent fabrication via tubular casting processes: Tubular casting processes, such as dip-coating, may be used to form substrates from polymeric solutions which may be used to fabricate implantable devices such as stents. The polymeric substrates may have multiple layers which retain the inherent properties of their starting materials and which are sufficiently ductile to prevent brittle... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100004736 - Angioplasty stents: An angioplasty stent comprises a body comprising a plurality of successive segments connected in pairs by bridge means so that the successive segments can be oriented relative to one another for the purposes of bending of the body in any direction defined by a linear combination of respective orientation axes... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20100004735 - Polymeric stent: A strut pattern of an endoprosthesis includes a plurality of W-shape cells that define a tubular body, the W-shaped cells at the opposite ends of the tubular body have a modified configuration that is different than the W-shaped cells at the middle portion of the tubular body. At the distal... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100004725 - Helical implant having different ends: Preferred embodiments of an implantable medical device with a high degree of flexibility is shown and described. One aspect includes an implantable stent having an intermediate portion with a helical winding and first and second end portions. The implantable stent further includes a coupling portion with a helical winding, and... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100004726 - Self-expanding pseudo-braided intravascular device: A self-expanding, pseudo-braided device embodying a high expansion ratio and flexibility as well as comformability and improved radial force. The pseudo-braided device is particularly suited for advancement through and deployment within highly tortuous and very distal vasculature. Various forms of the pseudo-braided device are adapted for the repair of aneurysms... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100004727 - System for implanting a valve prosthesis: A valve prosthesis (9) for implantation in the body by use of catheter (11) comprises a stent made from an expandable cylinder-shaped thread structure (2,3) comprising several spaced apices (4). The elastically collapsible valve (4) is mounted on the stent as the commissural points (5) of the valve (6) is... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100004737 - Asymmetric bifurcated crown: An expandable stent for percutaneous procedures comprises a tubular structure disposed about a longitudinal axis and a plurality of fingers. The plurality of fingers, upon expansion of the stent, extends from the tubular structure about a second longitudinal axis which is angularly offset from the first longitudinal axis. At least... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100004738 - Drug delivery coating for use with a medical device and methods of treating vascular injury: The present inventions provide various embodiments of methods for one or more of treating vascular injury, neointima proliferation and/or local inflammation in a mammal by locally administering therapeutic compound comprising a mTOR targeting compound and a calcineurin inhibitor. In various aspects, the therapeutic compound comprises a bio-absorbable carrier component carrier... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100004739 - Tools for removal and installation of exchangeable cardiovascular valves: Tools for the removal and installation of exchangeable cardiovascular valves. The tools facilitate rapid exchange of a cardiovascular valve member mounted in the aortic position (retrograde exchange) or the mitral position (transapical exchange).... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20100004740 - Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery: A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchors may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is configured to be... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100004741 - Sensor for detecting accommodative trigger: A sensor is provided to detect an accommodative trigger, particularly ion concentration. The sensor can send a signal to an optical component, which in turn can respond by changing optical power to focus on a near object.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100004742 - Multiocular intraocular lens system: An accommodating intraocular lens having anteriorly and posteriorly movable extended portions, such as T-shaped haptics, extending from a central optic to be implanted within a human eye, and a second optic spaced from the posterior optic. The first optic is intended to be implanted in the capsular bag, and the... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100004743 - Talar implants and methods of use: Implant devices, and method of using the same, are provided. The implant devices have a head and a stem. The head has an upper surface, an anterior surface, a posterior surface, a lateral surface and a lower surface. The anterior surface, the lateral surface, and the lower surface are approximately... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department

20100004744 - Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method: An implant that is implanted between adjacent spinous processes for the relief of pain associated with the spine. The device has a spacer to distract apart the adjacent spinous processes. To minimize trauma to the patient, the device has a tapered tissue expander to distract a previously created opening between... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100004745 - Fusing bone: Systems and techniques for fusing bone or bone fragments. In one aspect, an apparatus includes an interbody member holder comprising a connector and a channel arranged to form a flow connection between the interbody member holder and an interior channel of an interbody member held on the connector.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100004746 - Limited motion prosthetic intervertebral disc: A prosthetic intervertebral disc includes an upper plate and a lower plate and employs congruent stepped features to provide limited articulating motion between the plates. The stepped features can be used to provide articulating motion of a rocking type rather than a rubbing or translating type of motion provided in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100004749 - Intervertebral disk prosthesis system: An intervertebral disk prosthesis system, which is used for forming an artificial intervertebral disk and comprises a first and a second prosthesis component wherein each of the two prosthesis components comprises a first and a second vertebral body contacting element for placement on neighboring vertebral bodies bounding an intervertebral disk... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100004748 - Intervertebral prosthesis: An intervertebral prosthesis including an elastically deformable disc arranged around an axis with upper and lower surfaces, oriented generally perpendicular to the axis, for engaging the faces of adjacent vertebral bodies between which a natural disc has been wholly or partially removed. The disc can have an exterior wall and... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20100004750 - Mechanical apparatus and method for artificial disc replacement: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusing, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into... Agent: Michael E. Klicpera

20100004751 - Mechanical apparatus and method for artificial disc replacement: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusing, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into... Agent: Michael E. Klicpera

20100004747 - Trans-vertebral and intra-vertebral plate and fusion cage device for spinal interbody fusion and method of operation: A trans-vertebral and intra-vertebral plate and a rectangular cage with a slot for the plate of spinal fixation device are for neutralizing intervertebral movement for the spinal interbody fusion. The rectangular cage with a vertical or oblique slot is inserted into the intervertebral space from the lateral or anterior side... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100004752 - Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices: A vertebral replacement device for supporting adjacent vertebrae includes a vertebral body member having at least one of an upper or lower disc replacement member engaged thereto at one end thereof. The disc replacement device can be positioned in a spinal disc space when disengaged from the vertebral body member.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100004753 - Open-pore biocompatible surface layer for an implant, methods of production and use: The invention relates to an open-pore biocompatible surface layer for an implant, which layer is arranged over a virgin surface of the implant, wherein pores of the open-pore surface layer are connected to form a coherent pore network and the surface layer has an internal surface area of ≧0.06 μm/μm2,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100004754 - Method and apparatus for use of porous implants: An orthopedic prosthesis for implantation into a bone of a patient includes a porous metal shell adapted to be affixed within the bone. The porous metal shell includes an outer surface adapted to receive bone ingrowth and an inner surface adapted to engage a liner. The porous metal shell is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100004755 - Stomach peristalsis device and method: The invention relates to an implantable stomach prosthesis for surgically replacing or augmenting all or part of the antrum and/or pylorus of a stomach. The prosthesis controls the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine. The prosthesis may be configured to churn ingested material and release it... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100004756 - Prosthesis: A prosthesis for attachment to a residual limb. The prosthesis includes a liner into which the residual limb is insertable, a socket into which the liner is insertable, and a fibrous pile fastener arranged on the inner surface of the liner, the outer surface of the liner, and the inner... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100004757 - Smooth rollover insole for prosthetic foot: A prosthetic foot includes a foot member, a heel member operatively coupled to the foot member. At least one of the heel member and foot member define an arch portion that faces a support surface that the prosthetic foot contacts during use. An insole member contacts said arch portion, the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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