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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100076541 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a distal-side tube having a guide wire lumen, a proximal-side tube, a fixing tube at which a proximal portion of the distal-side tube and a distal portion of the proximal-side tube are fixed and which has an opening communicating with the guide wire lumen, a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100076540 - System and method for delivering a bifurcated stent: A system and method for delivering and assembling a bifurcated stent in a bifurcated vessel having a first lumen and a second lumen. The system and method includes the use of three balloon catheters wherein at least one of the catheters is a fixed wire catheter. A first segment of... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100076539 - System for introducing an intraluminal endoprosthesis and method for manufacturing such a system: A system for introducing an intraluminal endoprosthesis (30), preferably a stent, into a body cavity. The system consists of the intraluminal endoprosthesis (30) and a catheter with a balloon (10), the balloon (10) having at least one wing (12) in an undilated condition. The system has at least one active... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100076542 - Coated expandable system: The present invention relates to an expandable system consisting of a catheter balloon and a crimped stent. The system can include a rapid release kinetic of one active agent with a slow release kinetic of a second active agent, due to the fact that the catheter balloon is coated with... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100076543 - Multi-strand helical stent: A stent including a stent wire comprising a plurality of filaments twisted into a bundle having a helix, the stent wire bent into a pattern having a plurality of substantially straight wire sections separated by a plurality of bends. The pattern of the stent wire is spirally wound about a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100076544 - Biodegradable vascular support: The embodiments described herein are directed to biodegradable stents comprising an inner biodegradable metal scaffold and an outer polymeric coating. The biodegradable coating consists preferentially of biodegradable polymers and may additionally include at least one pharmacologically active substance such as an anti-inflammatory, cytostatic, cytotoxic, antiproliferative, anti-microtubuli, antiangiogenic, antirestenotic (anti-restenosis), antifungicide,... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100076545 - Medical device anchor and delivery system: A method and apparatus for anchoring a medical implant device after the device has been brought to rest at a desired position within a blood vessel or other body passageway. An anchor delivery system is provided which houses one or more uniquely configured expandable anchors which are connected to the... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100076546 - Coating formulation for medical coating: The invention relates to a coating formulation for preparing a medical coating, which coating formulation comprises (a) at least one multifunctional polymerizable compound according to formula (I), wherein G is a residue of a polyfunctional compound having at least n functional groups, wherein each R1 and each R2 independently represents... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100076547 - Stent and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a stent that allows a simple surgical operation for affected parts of a lumen in a human body, and particularly reduces a medical side effect by contact or friction between the inside of the lumen and the outside of the stent when the stent is removed... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20100076548 - Prosthetic heart valve configured to receive a percutaneous prosthetic heart valve implantation: The invention is a prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100076549 - Annuloplasty ring configured to receive a percutaneous prosthetic heart valve implantation: The invention is an annuloplasty ring, and associated methods therefore, configured to reshape a native heart valve annulus to correct heart valve function, and also configured to be reshaped into a generally circular form in order to receive and/or support a prosthetic heart valve. The annuloplasty ring may be configured... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100076551 - Method and system for treatment of regurgitating heart valves: A system and process for correction of regurgitation of heart valves. With mitral valves in particular, the anterior leaflet is advanced through use of a D-plasty patch and a narrow annuloplasty ring which compresses the lateral dimension of the valve. Other specifically configured annuloplasty rings can also be utilized. The... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC Suite 2000

20100076550 - Transvalvular intraannular band for valve repair: Mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation can be treating by implanting in the mitral annulus a transvalvular intraannular band having an elongate and arcuate body. The elongate and arcuate body has a first end, a first anchoring portion located proximate the first end, a second end, a second anchoring portion... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100076552 - Suspension for visualization of transparent tissue in eye: Disclosed is an ocular transparent tissue-visualizing suspension which can be used as an easy-to-handle and sufficiently safe means to enhance visibility of transparent tissues of the eye during a surgical operation on them. The ocular transparent tissue-visualizing suspension comprises, in an aqueous medium, fine particles of a biodegradable macromolecular compound... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100076553 - Energized ophthalmic lens: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing a an ophthalmic lens with an energy source capable of powering an electrical component incorporated into the lens.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100076554 - Light adjustable multifocal lenses: The invention relates to novel intraocular lenses. The lenses are capable of post-operative adjustment of their optical properties, including conversion from single focal lenses to multifocal lenses.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100076555 - Coated devices comprising a fiber mesh imbedded in the device walls: Devices used in the management of bodily airways including bronchial and tracheal stents, bronchial Y-tubes, bronchial TY-tubes, nasal septal buttons, and nasal stents. The present invention also relates to devices used to manage the esophagus, such as salivary bypass tubes. These devices may comprise a fiber mesh imbedded in the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100076556 - In-vivo biodegradable medical implant: In-vivo biodegradable medical implants, containing at least in part at least partially fine-grained metallic materials that are strong, tough, stiff and lightweight, are disclosed The in-vivo biodegradable implants are used in a number of stent applications, for fracture fixation, sutures and the like. The in-vivo biodegradable medical implants enable the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100076557 - Geared spinal implant inserter-distractor: Embodiments of a geared spinal implant inserter-distractor disclosed herein provide a greater mechanical advantage in delivering an intervertebral implant via an anterior, anterior-lateral, or posterior approach. The geared spinal implant inserter-distractor comprises an inserter, a distractor structured to slidably receive the inserter with a collar and an intervertebral implant attached... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20100076558 - 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

20100076559 - Composite telescoping anterior interbody spinal implant: A composite telescoping interbody spinal implant and method of using the implant. The implant includes a cage formed of metal, a metal alloy, or both. The cage is able to change size following manufacture, and has a top plate with a plurality of posts and a bottom plate with a... Agent: Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

20100076560 - Interspinous stabilization device: An interspinous stabilization device includes: (1) a supporting member with a top surface and a bottom surface both being configured to engage spinous processes; (2) two side members connected to the supporting member; (3) a fastener attached to the side members; and optionally (4) two extendable arms each secured on... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100076561 - Set of elements to be assembled in order to form a shoulder prosthesis: A set includes at least one humeral element (2), at least one prosthetic head, and elements for mounting the prosthetic head in a plurality of positions in relation to the humeral element. The mounting elements include a plane and circular proximal face (12) of the humeral element, and a plate... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100076563 - Operatively tuning implants for increased performance: A method for preoperatively characterizing an individual patient's biomechanic function in preparation of implanting a prosthesis is provided. The method includes subjecting a patient to various activities, recording relative positions of anatomy during said various activities, measuring force environments responsive to said patient's anatomy and affected area during said various... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100076564 - Tibial tuberosity advancement implant: A tibial tuberosity advancement implant with first and second arms pivotally joined at an apex. Tabs including anchor apertures extend from each arm for attachment of the arms in a traverse osteotomyized tibia. A selection of various width keys are each insertable between the arms for setting the distance between... Agent: Joseph S. Iandiorio

20100076565 - Porous titanium femoral sleeves and their use in revision knee surgery: The invention concerns monolithic foam sleeves that comprises titanium or titanium alloy foam having a porosity of 50 to 85% and possess a proximal end, a distal end, an interior wall that defines an interior channel and extends from the proximal end to the distal end; and a terraced outer... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100076562 - Proportioned surgically implantable knee prosthesis: A unicompartmental knee prosthesis for implantation into a knee joint includes a body having a substantially elliptical shape in plan and a pair of contoured opposed faces including a first face and a second face, the second face including a concave surface. The prosthesis is free of fixation to a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100076566 - Metal/alloy coated ceramic: Ceramic surface can be coated with a metal or metal alloy and have extraordinary holding power between the surface and coating. For example, MgTTZ can be coated with CPT and may have a static shear strength for the coated surface of at least about 2,000 or 3,000 or 5,000 or... Agent: Christopher John Rudy

20100076567 - Modular femoral components for knee arthroplasty: A femoral knee prosthesis system for resurfacing a resected articular surface at the distal end of a femur includes a femoral component adapted to mate with the resected articular surface; and an attachment member. The interior surface of the femoral component is configured to connect to the first attachment member... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100076568 - Prosthetic wrist implant: A wrist implant requires minimal resection of the distal radius and preserves the sigmoid notch and articulation with the head of the distal ulna. The wrist implant generally includes a radius portion, a carpal portion and a carpal ball. The wrist implant includes a primary articulation and a secondary rotational... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100076569 - Medical implant and production thereof: Medical implants exhibiting optimized mechanical properties, and methods of making such implants, are disclosed. That is, the implants are fabricated of a porous metal substrate and include coating integrated over various areas so as to provide some added or desirable property or functionality to the implant. In one embodiment, the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100076570 - Medical implant: The present invention provides an implant (1) comprising a hollow body (2) having an opening (8), the body (2) having an inner (3) and an outer (4) surface, wherein the inner surface (3) of the body (2) has a surface structure (9) that enables bone in-growth. The present invention also... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100076571 - Minimally-thick orthopedic prosthesis is disclosed which closely matches the end of a bone of a joint after that bone end has been minimally reshaped and resurfaced by an orbital or lineally oscillating orthopedic resurfacing tool in the minimally invasiv: A minimally-thick orthopedic prosthesis is described which closely matches the end of a bone of a joint after that bone end has been minimally reshaped and resurfaced by an orbital or lineally oscillating orthopedic resurfacing tool in the minimally invasive orthopedic surgical repair or reconstruction of hip, knee, ankle, shoulder,... Agent: Edwin Burton Hatch

20100076572 - Device and method for reconstruction of osseous skeletal defects: A synovial joint implantable apparatus for the reconstruction of skeletal defects with a flexible member, which is preferably resorbable, attached to a rigid structural prosthesis such as a total hip or total knee replacement implant. The cavitary space defined and surrounded by the flexible member is filled with osteoconductive and/or... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20100076573 - Methods and apparatus for treating body tissue sphincters and the like: A plurality of structures that resiliently attract one another are provided for implanting in a patient around a body tissue structure of the patient. For example, the body tissue structure may be the esophagus, and the plurality of structures may be implanted in an annulus around the outside of the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100076574 - Linearly expandable ureteral stent: A ureteral stent includes an elongated member, which has a tubular shape, and a distal retention structure. The elongated member includes a sidewall that defines a lumen and has a spiral-shaped opening with at least two rotations. The sidewall has an inner surface and an outer surface. The sidewall between... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100070014 - Double-balloon delivery system for an implantable eccentric stent: A system for delivery of a stent dilatable by means of a balloon, including a multilumen polymeric catheter having at least two balloons at the input end, where the distal balloon can expand an eccentric stent mounted on it, and the proximal balloon of smaller diameter has, at least, two... Agent: Bardmesser Law Group, P.C.

20100070017 - Insertion system for deployment of catheter-based stent devices: An insertion system for release of a self-expanding stent device 18 in a body vessel has a first grip 33, which is fixedly connected to a shaft 15, a second grip 36, which is mounted on the shaft 15 to be movable in axial direction, a sheath 19, which, in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100070013 - Medical device with microsphere drug delivery system: A system for treating a vascular condition includes a therapeutic agent eluting medical device having a multilayered coating comprising microspheres of variable wall thicknesses. The wall thicknesses and the composition of the microspheres provide a controlled delivery system for one or more therapeutic agents. Another embodiment of the invention includes... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100070016 - Stent device adhesively bonded to a stent device pusher: A stent device delivery system, comprising a stent device pusher, a radially expandable stent device and an outer sheath. A tacky material provides a tackiness between the stent device pusher and an inner surface of the stent device. The tacky material is distributed along the length of the stent device.... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100070015 - Stents and catheters having improved stent deployment: An implant delivery system and method comprises an implant, for example, a stent, and a delivery catheter. The stent has a scaffold with a coating or a shell that retains the scaffold in a collapsed configuration. The coating or shell is made of a material that dissolves or biodegrades upon... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100070019 - extra-vascular wrapping for treating aneurysmatic aorta and methods thereof: A new extra-vascular wrapping (EVW) is disclosed. The EVW comprises of a (i) wrapping adapted to at least partially encircle at least a segment of an aorta, especially an aneurysmatic aorta, and (ii) anchoring means located at the distal portion of the wrapping adapted to immobilize the wrapping to the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100070020 - Implantable medical device: The invention provides an implantable medical device comprising a fibrous polymer body comprising a plurality of electrospun poly(urethane) fibers, a support filament wrapped around the body, an outer layer around the filament for adhering the filament to the body, the outer layer comprising a plurality of electrospun poly(urethane) fibers, and... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20100070018 - Tubular metal prosthesis and method of making it: For welding a polished component of one metal to a polished prosthesis of another metal, ramp surfaces are used, to compensate for loss of precise dimensions of the two components at the surfaces that face each other at the weld interface, during the respective polishing procedures for the two metals.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100070023 - Biodegradable connectors: An expandable bifurcated stent is formed of a main body and a first branch. The body wall is made up of interconnected stent members that define a plurality of cells, at least one of which is a side opening. The first branch body extends from the body wall from at... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100070022 - Layer by layer manufacturing of a stent: A stent is provided which has a relatively less porous support structure that includes a first set of consolidated particles and at least one relatively more porous reservoir that includes a second set of consolidated particles that differ in composition from the first set of consolidated particles.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100070021 - Stenting ring with marker: A stenting ring made of a tube or rolled-up sheet that has a characteristic wall thickness. The ring defines a lumen and is equipped with at least one marker made of a material different from that of the ring. The ring is expansible from a radially compact disposition with a... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100070024 - Endoluminal prosthesis: The present invention regards an endoluminal prosthesis (1) or stent comprising a tubular body (10) adapted to be brought from a contracted condition to an expanded condition. The tubular body extends along a longitudinal axis (X-X) and comprises a plurality of bands (11, 11′), and at least one thread (13,... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100070025 - Tubular medical endoprostheses: A tubular prosthesis device for use within the body. The device includes, a metal filament material formed of metal outer member having an exposed outer surface and a core within the extended outer member formed of a different metal than the outer member. The core is secured within and substantially... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100070026 - Stent with porous membrane and manufacturing method thereof: A dipping bath contains a polymer solution. Stent body members are dipped into the polymer solution. The polymer solution forms membrane on the surface of the stent body member. Humid atmosphere is created around the stent body members with the membrane to condense water vapor into water droplets on the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100070027 - Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit: The implant implantation unit (2), at a determined position in the tubular element (51) with a wall comprising a cavity (50), is pushed there by a catheter (60) and the unit comprises deformable feelers (31) to, under the control of remote activation elements (42), change from a stowed form to... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC

20100070028 - Tissue plication device and method for its use: A device for treating mitral regurgitation including an anchor which features one or more reinforcing bars, ribbon and suture.... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100070029 - Heart valve assemblies and methods for using them: A heart valve assembly includes a base including a multi-lobular annular shape within a plane, a valve member or other annular body including a multi-lobular shape complementary to the shape of the base, and cooperating connectors on the base and the annular body for connecting the annular body to the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100070030 - Intraocular lens: An intraocular lens comprises an optic and two or more haptics, wherein the optic is convexo-concave, i.e. both faces are curved in the same sense with respect to the plane defined by the rim of the optic, wherein the haptics lie at an angle with respect to said plane and... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100070031 - Artificial joint: The present invention relates to an implant for surgical use in humans or vertebrate animals in the replacement, partial replacement or reinforcement of a joint or an intervertebral disk and to a method for the production of an implant. In a first embodiment, the implant comprises a composite structure of... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100070032 - Surgical implant: A surgical implant for repairing an intervertebral disk. The implant includes an inflatable bladder and an externally threaded inlet port connected to the bladder. The inlet port has a threaded bore through which a filler is admitted into the bladder to inflate it. A setscrew is screwed into the threaded... Agent: Stephen R. Greiner, Esq. Greiner Law Offices

20100070034 - Cervical intra-lamina fusion implant device and method: A cervical intra-laminar fusion implant to be placed in cervical lamina includes a first lateral surface including a first arched edge, a second lateral surface positioned opposite to the first lateral surface, the second lateral surface including a plurality of posterior windows and a second arched edge, a top wall... Agent: Rahman LLC

20100070033 - Dynamic six-degrees-of-freedom intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis: The subject invention provides a modular six-degrees-of-freedom spatial mechanism for spinal disc prosthesis, with up to three rotational and up to three translational degrees-of-freedom within the entire workspace of a Functional Spinal Unit (FSU). The prosthetic disc mechanism consists of up to three independent cylindrical joints, each joint providing one... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100070041 - Expandable spinal implant and associated instrumentation: An expandable spinal implant including an implant body transitionable between an initial configuration and an expanded configuration. The implant body includes first and second axial walls spaced apart along a transverse axis, with at least one of the walls including first and second axial wall portions laterally offset from one... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100070036 - Extendable intervertebral disc prosthesis system: The present invention generally relates to an extendable intervertebral disc prosthesis system and assemblies thereof. A prosthesis system of certain embodiments includes a superior and inferior endplate assembly as well as an inner core disposed therebetween. Each endplate assembly includes two plates that slide relative to one another longitudinally such... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100070042 - Implantable joint prosthesis: The invention relates to a surgical implant that provides an artificial diarthroidal-like joint, suitable for use in replacing any joint, but particularly suitable for use as an intervertebral disc endoprosthesis. The invention contains two rigid opposing shells, each having an outer surface adapted to engage the surfaces of the bones... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100070039 - Interbody spacer: An interbody spacer is provided. The spacer includes a housing having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a plurality of side portions disposed between the top portion and the bottom portion, a midline portion configured to be disposed across at least one of the top portion and the bottom... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20100070038 - Interspinous implant: This interspinous implant (1) is able to be engaged between the spinal processes of two vertebrae and formed by a block (10, 11) of elastically deformable material. According to the invention, said block is subdivided into a central part (10) made from a first elastically deformable material and two lateral... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100070035 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method for implanting and explanting: Prosthesis for inserting into a damaged intervertebral disc having an elongated tubular main prosthesis body with a length to fit laterally from one side of a disc to the other at its mid-plane. The main prosthesis body has a vertical height slightly greater than the height of normal disc space... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100070040 - Intervertebral disc replacement: Instrumentation for implanting a cervical disc replacement device includes cervical disc replacement trials for determining the appropriate size of replacement device to be implanted, an insertion plate for maintaining the elements of the replacement device in fixed relation to one another for simultaneous manipulation, an insertion handle for attachment to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100070037 - Orthopaedic implants and prostheses: The present invention provides a spinal implant or prosthesis having a plate portion for securing to adjacent vertebrae and a cage portion for insertion therebetween in which one or more plate portions are pivotally connected to the cage portion. Preferably, both the upper and lower portions are pivotally connected to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100070043 - Shape memory orthopedic joint: Shape memory material to effect construction of an artificial joint. Placement is effected through a minimally invasive surgical technique, wherein the device transforms from a collapsed indeterminate form to a determinate form as heat is introduced. The device self deploys to a joint having determinate geometric shape and super elastic... Agent: B. Craig Killough

20100070044 - Concave resurfacing prosthesis: A glenoid component for use with a prosthetic humeral component for use in performing shoulder arthroplasty is provided. The glenoid component may be fitted at least partially into a cavity formed in the glenoid vault. The glenoid component includes a body having a stem portion for inserting at least partially... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100070045 - System and method for joint resurface repair: An implant for installation into a portion of an articular surface includes a protrusion configured to cover an un-excised portion of articular surface proximate to the implant. Another implant may form a cavity to allow the un-excised portion of articular surface to remodel over a perimeter edge of the implant.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100070046 - Foldable prosthetic implant element: The present invention seeks to provide improved joint implants and methods relating to joint implantation. An embodiment is described wherein an implant is constructed of a resilient material which may be deformed to facilitate implantation and final fixation at the joint.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100070048 - System and method for joint resurface repair: A system for positioning an element relative to an articular surface. An embodiment of the system may include a first element having a positional reference relative to an articular surface. The system may further include a second element capable of indicating the positional reference of the first element relative to... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100070049 - Method and apparatus for treating compression fractures in vertebral bodies: s

20100070050 - Enhanced efficacy lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100070047 - Convertible nephroureteral catheter: A nephroureteral catheter is provided that comprises a detachable portion such that when the detachable portion is removed, the catheter converts into an internal stent. Catheter 100 allows drainage of urine into the bladder and externally into a bag. The catheter includes a tube having a circular cross section, a... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100070051 - Prosthesis shaft with active air release: The invention relates to a cup-shaped prosthesis shaft consisting of an air-tight and essentially rigid material comprising a sealing means for protecting against the entry of air from the proximal open side, said shaft being used in prostheses for replacing limbs. The inside of the shaft is provided with at... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100063570 - Coating on a balloon comprising a polymer and a drug: A coating on a balloon of a medical device is provided. The coating comprises a drug and a polymer. Also provided are methods of forming and using the coating.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100063572 - Composite detachment mechanisms: Described herein are composite detachment mechanisms for implantable devices and assemblies comprising these devices. Also provided are methods of using the detachment mechanisms and assemblies.... Agent: Robins & Pasternak

20100063573 - Delivery system for endoluminal implant: A delivery system for delivering an endoluminal implant to a distal deployment location inside a body lumen from a proximal access location outside the lumen. The system comprises the implant, a catheter, and a slidable sheath having an advanced position in which the sheath covers the implant and a retracted... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100063571 - Pre-crimp balloon inflation: A method of crimping a stent onto a balloon of a stent delivery catheter is disclosed. The method includes pressurizing the balloon while the stent is being radially compressed onto the balloon with a crimping apparatus. Once the stent has reached its radially compressed configuration, the pressure within the balloon... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100063574 - Compressed inner covering hinged segmented stent-graft: An implantable prosthesis including a longitudinally compressed generally tubular substrate defining a longitudinal axis, a plurality of expandable segments disposed over the substrate and spaced apart along the longitudinal axis, and a graft member positioned over the segments. The graft member may include a lattice structure. Adjacent expandable segments may... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100063577 - Method of implanting a prosthetic valve: Methods of implanting a prosthetic valve in a body vessel are provided. A first expandable frame member is delivered to and deployed at a point of treatment in a body vessel. A second expandable frame member is delivered to the point of treatment. The second expandable frame member has an... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100063575 - Multi-component expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts and methods for using same: A multiple-component expandable endoluminal system for treating a lesion at a bifurcation including a self expandable tubular root member having a side-looking engagement aperture, a self expandable tubular trunk member comprising a substantially blood impervious polymeric liner secured therealong; both having a radially compressed state adapted for percutaneous intraluminal delivery... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100063576 - Prosthesis with moveable fenestration: An endoluminal prosthesis with a moveable fenestration including a tubular graft body having a proximal end, a distal end, a surface plane at least one fenestration having a perimeter disposed in a sidewall of the tubular body between the proximal end and the distal end, a first biocompatible graft material,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100063578 - Bifurcated medical device for treating a target site and associated method: Embodiments of the present invention provide medical devices and methods for treating a target site within the body. For example, one embodiment provides a stent graft for treating a target site proximate to a bifurcated lumen, wherein the stent graft includes a first tubular structure having proximal and distal ends... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100063581 - Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion: An endoprosthesis that has a plurality of annular elements, each connected to an adjacent annular element at least one connection location. Each annular element includes an interconnected series of struts, selected strut members of which are each connected to adjacent strut members at a longitudinal apex. The selected strut members... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100063579 - Stent: The present invention discloses a stent that is designed to be easily removed from a lumen such as an esophagus, a blood vessel, or other organs of a human body without performing a surgical operation. The stent of the present invention includes an elastic body unit that is formed in... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100063580 - Stents having biodegradable layers: A method for preparing a laminate coronary stent comprising: providing a stent framework; and depositing a plurality of layers on said stent framework to form said laminate coronary stent; wherein at least one of said layers comprises a bioabsorbable polymer.... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100063582 - Endovascular device: Embodiments of an endovascular device and of methods for treating an aneurysm therewith are described. In certain embodiments, an endovascular device includes a distal assembly coupled to a flow reducing member. In some embodiments, the distal assembly is composed of multiple engagement members that, when deployed within an aneurysm, engage... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100063583 - Use of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors in the treatment of inflammatory vascular diseases: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for treating inflammatory vascular diseases. Examples of inflammatory vascular disease include, but are not limited to, in-stent stenosis, coronary arterial diseases (CAD), angina, acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, chronic heart failure (CHF), peripheral arterial occlusive diseases (PAOD), critical limb ischemia (CLI), cardiac, kidney,... Agent: Swiss Tanner, P.C. P.o. Box 1749

20100063584 - Endoprostheses: Endoprosthesis assemblies and methods of making endoprosthesis assemblies are disclosed. For example, endoprosthesis assemblies are described that include an endoprosthesis body and a polymeric coating about the endoprosthesis body. The polymeric coatings are engaged tightly to the endoprosthesis wall through engageable features created on the surface of the polymeric coatings... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100063585 - Manufacture, method and use of active substance-releasing medical products for permanently keeping blood vessels open: The invention relates to stents and catheter balloons having optimized coatings for eluting rapamycin as well as methods for manufacturing these coatings.... Agent: J C Patents

20100063586 - System and a method for altering the geometry of the heart: A system (1) for altering the geometry of a heart (100), comprising an annuloplasty ring; a set of elongate annulus-papillary tension members (21, 22, 23, 24), each of which tension members are adapted for forming a link between said ring (10) and a papillary muscle, each of said tension members... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100063587 - Metal lower eyelid pocket reducer: Metal lower eyelid pocket reducer is round metal concave disk that is worn at night to reduce the size of lower eyelid pocket. The lower temperature will decrease blood circulation to the tissue and to atrophy it. Metal is a good heat conductor and radiator. When lower eyelid pocket is... Agent: Kun Yuan Tong

20100063588 - Intraocular lens: Disclosed is an intraocular lens that is inserted inwardly into a capsular sac. One embodiment of the present invention provides an intraocular lens inserted inwardly into a capsular sac including an optic portion including a first optic body whose central region has a smaller thickness than a circumference of the... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100063590 - Laminoplasty implant: A hollow non-load-bearing spinal implant having a hollow body and an attachment device for attaching the implant. A method of inserting a non-load-bearing spinal implant by inserting the laminoplasty implant into a prepared space in a spine, positioning the implant within the prepared space and affixing the implant to the... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20100063589 - Wear-reducing geometry of articulations in total joint replacements: The invention reduces wear in total joint articulations by modifications of the shape of either component of the kinematic pair, so as to result in an annular surface contact between the two components. Fluid trapped between the two components within the inner contour of the annular contact area is pressurized... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100063591 - Vertebral disk prosthesis and set of elements for the constitution of a vertebral disk prosthesis: A prosthesis includes: an upper plate; a lower plate (4); two assemblies forming a first installation element, wherein each is attached to the upper plate or the lower plate, both assemblies being arranged at a distance from each other in the frontal plane and substantially at equidistance from the median... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100063592 - Interlocking multi-piece intervertebral disc prosthesis and method for implanting same: An interlocking intervertebral disc prosthesis is provided. The prosthesis can include a left prosthetic body and a right prosthetic body that interlock with one another. A kit for replacing an intervertebral disc with an interlocking intervertebral disc prosthesis is also provided. A method for surgically implanting an interlocking intervertebral disc... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100063593 - Shoulder joint implant: A prosthetic implant comprising a head having a spherical pyrocarbon shell (13,73) that is attached to a metal substructure (17,77) via an intermediate element (15,45,75). A subassembly of the intermediate element and the pyrocarbon shell may be connected to the metal substructure via a metal split ring (19) that resides... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100063594 - Fixed-bearing knee prosthesis having interchangeable components: A fixed-bearing prosthesis includes a femoral component having a medial condyle surface and a lateral condyle surface. The knee prosthesis also includes a bearing having a medial bearing surface configured to articulate with the medial condyle surface of the femoral component, and a lateral bearing surface configured to articulate with... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100063595 - Adjustable knee tibial trial insert: An adjustable tibial trial insert includes an upper plate having an upper articular surface and a lower plate. A height-adjustment mechanism of the insert is coupled to and positioned generally between the upper plate and the lower plate and is configured to move between a closed position where the upper... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100063596 - Joint socket and hip endoprosthesis having the same:

20100063597 - Cotyle comprising a sterile interface: A cotyle including a metallic insertion acetabular shell having an outer, essentially hemispherical, convex anchoring face formed in such a way as to be anchored in a cotyloid cavity of the pelvis of a patient, and a concave receiving face. The cotyle also includes a fixed definitive articular ceramic insert... Agent: William H. Eilberg

20100063598 - Bone filling material and kit for the preparation of the same: A bone filling material prepared from both a cement material for bone filling and a crimpled fibrous material, which is filled into an affected part in such a state that the crimpled fibrous material is dispersed in a cement base material consisting of the above cement material. It is preferable... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100063599 - Device for soft tissue repair or replacement: Disclosed are composite implantable tissue attachment devices comprising a mechanical reinforcing component and a cellular scaffold component. Disclosed devices include a wide, relatively flat portion for supporting long term repair of tissue. Disclosed devices can include a tapered portion at the end of the wide portions that can lead into... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100063600 - Materials and methods for soft tissue augmentation: The subject invention provides materials and methods for soft tissue augmentation. The materials and methods of the subject invention can, advantageously, be used to correct defects such as velopharyngeal insufficiency after cleft palate repair. Other uses include treatments for gastroesophageal acid-reflux, urinary incontinence, wrinkles and contour abnormalities.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100063601 - Motion assistive device and maintenance management system for motion assistive device: An operating status of a motor in a drive unit is analyzed to extend the life of the motor. A wearable motion assistive device 1 includes a shoulder joint mechanism 5 and an elbow joint mechanism 6 for aiding a movement of the shoulder joint and the elbow joint, and... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

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20100057181 - Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus: A prosthesis delivery apparatus, a method of delivering a prosthesis, and a prosthesis are provided. The prosthesis (3) is for delivering to the branch region of the ascending aorta (1) and the right and left coronary arteries (12, 13), and it comprises a main conduit (33) and first and second... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100057183 - Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to devices for allowing a user to deploy a stent in an anatomical lumen of a patient. For example, one embodiment is directed to a device including a longitudinally extending inner tubular member and a longitudinally extending outer tubular member that are longitudinally... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100057182 - Method and device for loading a stent applicator: A method and a device for loading a stent applicator that makes possible the loading of the stent applicator with simple handling and without risk of injury. The method is characterized by the steps of Exerting a lateral pressure on the stent to reduce its diameter, Inserting the compressed stent... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100057184 - Intraluminal system for retrieving an implantable medical device: An intraluminal system for retrieving an implantable medical device from a body vessel includes, according to one embodiment, a grasping component including at least one deployable arm, where a proximal end of the arm is configured to extend away from a longitudinal axis of the system when deployed, and a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100057185 - Sliding split-sleeve implant compressor: A system and method for loading an endoprosthesis, such as a stent or valve, into an introducer is provided that permits interventionalists to load the endoprosthesis easily at the bedside. The system can include a compressor for compressing the endoprosthesis to a cross-sectional area less than the cross-sectional area of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100057186 - Stent graft fixation coupling: A small vessel stent graft with a fixation coupling that has a hyperboloid shape positioned at or near the proximal end of the graft. The coupling may be deployed within the fenestration of a fenestrated graft to provide multi-directional movement without compromising the integrity of the sealing zone.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100057188 - Endoprostheses with porous regions and non-polymeric coating: Endoprostheses include an endoprosthesis wall that includes a surface layer that includes a metallic material and that defines a plurality of pores. A therapeutic agent fills one or more pores of the surface layer and a non-polymeric coating, covers the therapeutic agent in the one or more pores. The endoprostheses... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100057187 - Intravascular stent having imrproved design for loading and deploying: A stent may be inserted into a vessel in order to open and then maintain the patency of the vessel. The stent has a strut design that increases the overall fatigue resistance of the stent. Each strut is tapered to better distribute strain and thus increase fatigue resistance. In addition,... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100057189 - Medical devices having fluorine-containing polymer coatings with improved adhesion: According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided which include a metallic substrate and a polymeric region disposed over and in contact with the metallic substrate. The polymeric region includes (a) a fluorine-containing polymer that contains at least one type of fluorine-containing monomer selected from a... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100057190 - Frangible bridge structure for a stent, and stent including such bridge structures: A frangible bridge structure for a stent includes three successive branches, a first of which is connected to one of the stent portions which the bridge structure makes it possible to connect and a second of which is connected to the other of the stent portions which the bridge structure... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100057191 - Implantable vascular device: An valve prosthesis, such as an artificial venous valve, having a support frame and leaf structure comprising one or more leaflets in which the outer edge of each leaflet engages the inner circumference of the bodily passageway along a serpentine path urged against the passageway by an expandable frame, while... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100057192 - Devices and methods for the treatment of heart failure: A device (10) for treating heart failure in a patient. The device (10) comprising a body (12), at least one passage (18) through the body (12), at least one one way valve (20) in the passage (18) and a mounting means (14) adapted for mounting the body (12) in an... Agent: Wilmerhale/dc

20100057193 - Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band: A highly flexible tissue-type heart valve is disclosed having a structural stent in a generally cylindrical configuration with cusps and commissures that are permitted to move radially. The stent commissures are constructed so that the cusps are pivotably or flexibly coupled together at the commissures to permit relative movement therebetween.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100057194 - Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves: A prosthetic heart or venous valve, the valve including a central tissue structure with multiple tissue lobes extending from a common central area, wherein each of the lobes includes a longitudinal slot. The valve further includes a plurality of leaflets, each extending from the central tissue structure and positioned between... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100057195 - Barbed anchors for wire stent: An endoluminal prosthesis that includes a support structure comprising a curvilinear portion having a first strut and a second strut that meet at an apex. Disposed on the support structure is an anchor with an anchor body and one or more barbs extending outwardly from the anchor body and where... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100057198 - Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents: Implantable medical devices may include at least one structural element having an abluminal side, luminal side, and sidewalls between the abluminal and luminal sides. The coating may include at least two continuous coating layers. In some embodiments, the luminal side, and all or a majority of the sidewalls are free... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100057197 - Medical devices having inorganic coatings for therapeutic agent delivery: According to an aspect of the invention, medical devices are provided that comprise a substrate, at least one therapeutic agent disposed over or in the substrate, and at least one inorganic layer disposed over the therapeutic agent and the substrate, wherein the inorganic layer is either a porous inorganic layer... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100057196 - Vascular grafts with multiple channels and methods for making: A wall, for example the wall of a vascular graft, has multiple channels within it. The channels may be used to hold drugs or reinforcing fibers. The channels may have a predetermined roughness. The channels may be formed by coextrusion using a soluble material, for example, to define the channels... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100057199 - Substance with an antimicrobial effect: The invention describes the use of an inorganic substance which forms hydrogen cations when in contact with an aqueous medium, which trigger an antimicrobial effect, the substance containing molybdenum and/or tungsten.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100057200 - Vascular stent: In order to provide a vascular stent, with which the risk of restenosis is reduced without having to use anti-proliferative active substances, there is proposed a carrier of a dimensionally stable material, as well as one or more layers, which are disposed at least in sections on the carrier, of... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100057201 - Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member: Medical devices for implantation in a body vessel are provided. Each medical device comprises a main body, a valve, and a vessel engaging member. The vessel engaging member is disposed on an outer surface of the main body. Kits including a plurality of vessel engaging members for use with one... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100057202 - Multizonal lens with extended depth of focus: An intraocular lens for providing enhanced vision includes an optic having a clear aperture having an outer diameter. The optic has opposing first and second surfaces disposed about an optical axis, the first surface including a cross-sectional profile. The optic further includes central and outer zones that fill the entire... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100057203 - Accommodating intraocular lenses: Intraocular lenses for providing accommodation include an anterior optic, a posterior optic, and a lens structure. In one such lens, the lens structure comprises an anterior element coupled to the anterior optic and a posterior element coupled to the posterior optic. The anterior and posterior elements are coupled to one... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100057204 - Hydraulically actuated expanding spine cage with extendable locking anchor: A spinal implant which is configured to be deployed between adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant has at least one extendable support element with a retracted configuration to facilitate deployment of the implant and an extended configuration so as to expand the implant and effectively distract the disc space, stabilize the... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

20100057205 - Universal spinal disc implant system: A revisable intervertebral implant may include two end plates designed to detachably receive a variety of intermediate components including articulating bearing inserts, elastic inserts, and fusion blocks. Each intermediate component may be secured to a snap insert that snaps into engagement with the corresponding end plate in response to pressure... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20100057207 - Bone grafts: Spinal spacers 20 are provided for fusion of a motion segment. The spacers include a load bearing member 21 having a wall 22 sized for engagement within a space between adjacent vertebrae to maintain the space and an effective amount of an osteogenic composition to stimulate osteoinduction. The osteogenic composition... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100057208 - Expandable spinal fusion cage and associated instrumentation: An expandable spinal implant comprising a cage body including at least two movable branches having first end portions that are interconnected to one another and second end portions that are movable relative to one another. The movable branches include a first shell portion having a first pair of longitudinal edges... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100057206 - Intervertebral fusion implant: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100057209 - Temporomandibular joint fossa-eminence prosthesis: A fossa-eminence prosthesis having a nonanatomic surface that is relatively flatter than the native fossa. The articular eminence of the patient can be surgically reduced before implanting the prosthesis.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property 23/24

20100057210 - Joint prosthesis having infinitely adjustable head: A joint prosthesis, as a replacement for a ball and socket type joint, has a head that allows for infinite dialability and/or angular orientation with respect to an implanted stem, particularly during a procedure for implanting the prosthesis. The angular orientation is positionable and fixed or locked in a set... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100057211 - Revision patella prosthesis: A knee prosthesis assembly can comprise a patella prosthesis adapted to be secured to a natural patella portion having an anterior surface and a posterior surface. An articulating portion can have a posteriorly facing portion and an anteriorly facing portion. The posteriorly facing portion can have a spherical articular surface.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100057212 - Porous titanium tibial sleeves and their use in revision knee surgery: The invention concerns monolithic foam sleeves that comprises titanium or titanium alloy foam having a porosity of 50 to 85% and possesses a proximal surface, a distal end, an interior wall that defines an interior channel and extends from the proximal surface to the distal end; and a terraced outer... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100057214 - Arthrodesis implant for finger joints and related methods: An arthrodesis implant is for a finger joint of a hand of a patient. The arthrodesis implant may include an extramedullary proximal anchor including a first member having a fastener-receiving passageway therethrough to receive a fastener to anchor the first member to an extramedullary portion of a proximal bone of... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100057215 - Arthroplastic implant with anchor peg for basilar joint and related methods: An arthroplastic implant is for a basilar joint of a hand of a patient. The arthroplastic implant may include a body having a distal surface and a proximal surface opposite therefrom with the distal surface to be positioned adjacent a first metacarpal bone at the basilar joint of the hand... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100057213 - Arthroplastic implant with shield for basilar joint and related methods: An arthroplastic implant for a basilar joint of a hand of a patient includes a body having a distal surface and a proximal surface opposite therefrom. The distal surface is to be positioned adjacent a first metacarpal bone at the basilar joint of the hand of the patient. The arthroplastic... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100057216 - System and method for joint resurfacing with dynamic fixation: A joint resurfacing system for repairing defects in the articular surface of bones in the foot. The system includes a hemiarthroplasty implant for the talus resulting in minimal removal of the underlying bone. The implant device comprises a first curved surface and a second curved surface, with the second curved... Agent: Ward & Olivo

20100057217 - Plug for covering screw holes in prosthetic implants: A plug for covering an aperture in a prosthetic implant and a method for using the same. The aperture may include a screw hole designed to receive a bone screw for securing the implant to a patient's bone. When the aperture does not receive a bone screw, the plug is... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100057218 - Methods of administering a material into a patient for dermal enhancement: The present invention is directed to methods of administering a material to a patient for dermal enhancement and/or as soft tissue fillers. The invention also relates to double-gloved methods of molding such a material after administration to a patient to achieve a desired orientation of the material in the patient.... Agent: Castellano PLLC

20100057219 - Device surface design for better cell adhesion: Embodiments herein relate to devices promoting cell adhesion and methods of making thereof In some embodiments, one or more insoluble or non-degradable second surface components are positioned over one or more soluble or degradable first surface components over a surface. The first surface components can be degraded or dissolved to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

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