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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100106233 - Bionanocomposite for tissue regeneration and soft tissue repair: The present invention provides a bionanocomposite including a pre-selected decellularized tissue crosslinked with a pre-selected nanomaterial. Also provided is a process for fabricating the bionanocomposite. Additionally, applications for using the bionanocomposite as soft tissue repair materials or scaffolds for tissue engineering are described.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100106238 - Catheter system for stenting bifurcated vessels: A catheter system and method are described for stenting a vessel at a bifurcation or sidebranch of the vessel. The catheter system includes a first balloon catheter, a second balloon catheter and a releasable linking device for holding the first and second balloon catheters arranged in a side-by-side configuration and... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20100106237 - Deflection control catheters, support catheters and methods of use: A deflection and support catheter provided for improved manipulation of elongated medical devices used during percutaneous procedures in difficult to reach situations. In particular, the deflection and support catheters can facilitate placement of guidewires, guide catheters, and intervention devices such as angioplasty balloons and stent delivery devices.... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC US Bank Plaza

20100106234 - Medical devices with extended drug diffusion pathway: A system for treating a vascular condition includes a catheter, a stent disposed on the catheter, the stent having a stent framework including a stent wire and at least one stent foil attached to and wrapped around the stent wire, and a therapeutic agent coating disposed on an inner surface... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100106235 - Multi-layer device with gap 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, a medical device includes a multi-layered structure comprising an inner layer disposed within an outer layer, wherein each of the inner and outer layers has respective inner and outer surfaces.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100106236 - Self cleaning catheter and methods of use thereof: An improved catheter is provided for insertion into a trachea, blood vessel, bladder or urinary tract of a patient. The self cleaning catheter can be easily inserted and removed from the patient without retained, solid components falling into a patient's trachea, blood vessels, bladder, or urinary tract when the catheter... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100106239 - Graft fabric crimping pattern: A pattern of graft material that allows for radial expansion and contraction that comprises a plurality of rows of folds with an undulating configuration with at least one apex and at least one trough and the rows of folds each have a ridge and a valley therein. At least one... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100106240 - Systems and methods for aneurysm treatment and vessel occlusion: A system for treating an aneurysm includes an expandable barrier positionable to bridge an aneurysm neck. The barrier may comprise a fiber mesh, a balloon or a molly anchor member, and may unroll, unfold, or inflate from a compact configuration to an expanded configuration. Expansion of the barrier may be... Agent: Imds, Inc.

20100106241 - Medical stent: In an embodiment, a stent is provided for use in blood vessels with blockage near or in a bifurcation. The stent includes a side aperture. The stent is inserted into one of the daughter branches of the bifurcation and positioned with the use of markers. The stent is then expanded... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100106244 - 3-deazaadenosine prevents atherosclerosis and graft vasculopathy: A stent is coated with 3-deazaadenosine or an analog of 3-deazaadenosine for the prevention and/or treatment of vascular disease or graft rejection.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100106243 - Implant made of biocorrodible iron or magnesium alloy: The invention relates to an implant made of a biocorrodable metallic material and having a coating composed of or containing a biocorrodable polyphosphate, polyphosphonate, or polyphosphite.... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100106242 - Stent and method for making a stent: A stent includes a body, a layer of therapeutic agent over at least a section of the body, and a sealant layer over the layer of therapeutic agent. The sealant layer includes a through hole that allows release of the therapeutic agent of the therapeutic agent layer through the through... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100106245 - Low pco haptics for intraocular lens: An intraocular lens comprising a central optical element (5) and at least two haptics (1) positioned in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis of the eye, wherein at least one haptic has a substantially Ω-shaped structure adapted to be compressed in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis, and... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100106246 - Methods and devices for the indirect displacement of the hyoid bone for treating obstructive sleep apnea: An implant for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes an elongated body having a central region, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. The central region of the elongated body engages inframandibular musculature that extends between a mandible and a hyoid bone. The first and second ends... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20100106247 - Extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Exploramed Nc4, Inc.

20100106248 - Extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Exploramed Nc4, Inc.

20100106250 - Bone fixation and fusion device: Disclosed is a bone fusion cage that contains bone graft and is implanted between bones in a skeletal system. The cage bears structural loads that are transmitted through the bones of the skeletal system and at least partially shields the contained bone graft from the structural loads. The cage is... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100106249 - Dynamic interbody with motion control mechanisms: An intervertebral implant includes a body for insertion between adjacent vertebrae, and one or more anchors extending from the body for securing the body between the vertebrae. A linear motion control mechanism is mounted in the body and operable to limit linear translation of the anchor(s) relative to the body.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100106251 - Implant for use between spiral vertebrae: The invention relates to an implant for use between the vertebrae (8) of the spine as a placeholder for vertebrae or vertebrae parts removed from the spine, having a first implant part (2) and a second implant part (3), which can be adjusted against each other in the direction of... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100106252 - Spinal implants having multiple movable members: An apparatus includes a spinal implant configured to be disposed within an interspinous process space between a first spinous process of a spinal column and a second spinous process of the spinal column. The spinal implant includes a plurality of elongate spacers. A first elongate spacer from the plurality of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100106253 - Prosthetic joint component planning template: A method for planning the implantation of a prosthetic joint component in a prosthesis-receiving bone is described. Surrounding soft tissue is retracted to expose the prosthesis-receiving bone. A prosthetic joint component planning template comprising a planar template body having a unitary structure is provided. The planning template is positioned in... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100106254 - Surgical implantable stabilizer sling for basal joint arthroplasty: The concepts disclosed herein offer a new simple and reliable reconstructive option for the treatment of first carpal-metacarpal joint (basal joint) arthritis and consists of an intra-articular basal joint stabilizer sling combined with a surgical method of implantation.... Agent: Jeanne L. Delsignore, M.d.

20100106255 - Self-expanding frontal sinus stent and insertion tool: A self-expanding stent for use in maintaining patency of the frontal sinus drainage pathway and for the management of the frontal sinus postoperatively. The self-expanding frontal sinus stent helps maintain the pathway connecting the frontal sinus cavity open by filling this space and preventing restenosis of the frontal sinus drainage... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100106256 - Graft prosthesis, materials and methods: A graft prostheses (11), materials and method for implanting, transplanting, replacing, or repairing a part of a patient. The graft prosthesis includes a purified, collagen-based matrix structure removed from a submucosa tissue source. The submucosa tissue source is purified by disinfection and removal steps to deactivate and remove contaminants, thereby... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100106257 - Graft prosthesis, materials and methods: A graft prostheses (11), materials and method for implanting, transplanting, replacing, or repairing a part of a patient. The graft prosthesis includes a purified, collagen-based matrix structure removed from a submucosa tissue source. The submucosa tissue source is purified by disinfection and removal steps to deactivate and remove contaminants, thereby... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100106258 - Membrane for use in sutured or sutureless surgical procedures: An improved, polymeric surgical membrane, which can be used in a variety of surgical procedures, such as sutured and sutureless duraplasty procedures. For sutureless applications, a textured, discontinuous, outer polymer layer is provided which encourages rapid incorporation and anchoring into surrounding tissue. In cooperation with the discontinuous first layer, a... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100106259 - Conducting polymer nanowire brain-machine interface systems and methods: The present invention relates to conducting polymer nanowires and their use in a brain-machine interface which is secure, robust and minimally invasive. In accordance with a first aspect of the present invention, a vascular-based brain-machine interface comprising conducting polymer nanowires is disclosed.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100106260 - Foot prosthesis having cushioned ankle: A simple, inexpensive prosthetic foot is provided incorporating a cushioned ankle including an ankle block formed of a resilient material or bladder having desired compliance and energy return characteristics. The ankle block is sandwiched between a foot element and an ankle element. One or more openings extends through the ankle... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100100167 - Delivery system for deployment of medical devices: A sheathed catheter system is described where the sheath comprises a distal portion and a proximal portion that are moveable axially relative to each other, and relative to a tube carrying a medical device thereon. The distal and proximal sheath portions can be brought together in order to enclose therewithin... Agent: Jeffrey J. Hohenshell

20100100168 - Iliac leg extension stent graft: A stent graft leg extension (10) to extend from a bifurcated aortic stent graft into an iliac artery. The stent graft has a tubular body. (12) of a biocompatible graft material and a plurality of self-expanding stents (14) joined to and supporting the tubular body. An uncovered tubular self-expanding stent... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100100169 - Medical devices containing biobeneficial particles: A method of modifying a medical device such as a stent with nano-constructs is disclosed. The method comprises applying a first fluid to the stent; immersing the stent being wet from the first fluid into a second fluid having a suspension of nano-constructs; and removing the stent from the second... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100100170 - Shape memory tubular stent with grooves: An implantable, radially distensible stent includes a tubular structure having opposed open ends. The wall of the stent is made from a shape memory polymeric material. Grooves may be disposed within an outer surface of stent wall to improve flexibility and drainage of the stent.... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100100166 - Longitudinally flexible stent: An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portions. The stent retains longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The stent is formed of intertwined meander patterns forming triangular cells. The triangular cells are adapted to provide radial support, and also to provide longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The triangular cells provide... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100100171 - Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device: A polymeric tube is positioned on a polymeric mandrel and then laser cut to form an implantable medical device, such as a stent. The method reduces contamination of the inner surface of the stent, which would be caused if conventional glass or metal mandrels are used, while simultaneously reducing damage... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100100172 - Stent coating for eluting medication: A vascular stent comprising a drug-eluting outer layer of a porous sputtered columnar metal having each column capped with a biocompatible carbon-containing material is described. This is done by placing the stent over a close-fitting mandrel and rotating the assembly in a sputter flux. The result is a coating that... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20100100175 - Adjustable height focal tissue deflector: A tissue shaping device adapted to reshape target tissue adjacent to a lumen. In some embodiments, the device includes an expandable and contractable anchor, with the anchor having an adjustable height anchoring portion adapted to engage a wall of the lumen in at least first and second anchor heights, the... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100100174 - Tools, systems, and methods for remodeling tissue: A tool for remodeling a tissue annulus includes an elongate handle and a reshaping element on a distal end of the handle. The reshaping element may be directable between a first configuration to facilitate direction through a tissue annulus, and a second curved configuration to remodel tissue adjacent the tissue... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100100173 - Valve apparatus, system and method: A cardiac valve with a first anchor frame and a cover on the first anchor frame for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100100176 - Anchoring structure with concave landing zone: A method and device for reducing paravalvular leakage upon implantation of a replacement heart valve is provided. The valve assembly includes a tissue or bioprosthetic heart valve attached to an anchoring structure. The anchoring structure includes an inlet rim that is substantially C-shaped in cross section to form a concave... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

20100100177 - Multifocal intraocular lens: The invention provides an IOL, a method of making the IOL, and a method of using the IOL, wherein the IOL includes a central region and an outer region. An ophthalmic lens comprises a central region and an outer region. the central region is disposed about an optical axis and... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100100178 - Multifocal intraocular lens: An intraocular lens for providing a subject with vision at various distances includes an optic having a first surface with a first shape, an opposing second surface with a second shape, a multifocal refractive profile, and one or more diffractive portions. The optic may include at least one multifocal diffractive... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100100179 - Tissue augmentation material and method: A material and method for augmenting soft tissue. The tissue augmentation material consists essentially of water and a polysaccharide gel former selected from the group consisting of a cellulose polysaccharide, starch, chitin, chitosan, hyaluronic acid, hydrophobe modified polysaccharide, an alginate, a carrageenan, agar, agarose, an intramolecular complex of a polysaccharide,... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100100181 - Devices, systems and methods for diagnosing and treating sinusitus andother disorders of the ears, nose and/or throat: Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to... Agent: Robert D. Buyan, Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins, LLP/acclarent, Inc.

20100100180 - Middle ear prosthetic device: A middle ear prosthetic device including: a columellate prosthesis, one end of which is connectable to the stapes or to its remaining footplate; an annular element of bioinert metal insertable into the auditory tube after suitable milling; an elastic elongated element of bioinert material, disposed transversely to the annular element,... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20100100182 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing a ligament: Apparatus for use in supporting a graft ligament within a bone tunnel, the apparatus comprising a graft ligament plug, the graft ligament plug comprising a groove extending along one side of the plug, across the front end of the plug, and then back down the opposing side of the plug,... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100100183 - Swellable interspinous stabilization implant: A swellable, resilient interspinous implant is provided that includes a swellable polymeric medium, said polymeric medium being dispersed throughout the implant, the implant being dimensioned and configured to fit between two spinous processes of two adjacent vertebrae and buttress the space between the two adjacent vertebrae. In embodiments, the implant... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100100184 - Method and structure for stabilizing a vertebral body: An apparatus for stabilizing a vertebral body using a structural support to stabilize the vertebral body. The apparatus includes a first curable material deposit proximal to a first endplate of a vertebral body for providing support to the first endplate of the vertebral body and a second curable material deposit... Agent: Carefusion Corp./bhgl

20100100186 - Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device: Instrumentation for implanting an intervertebral disc replacement device includes a retaining device comprising a threaded attachment member for threaded engagement with the at least one mounting screw hole in the flange of the intervertebral disc replacement device, and a head flange extending from the threaded attachment member, wherein a portion... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100100185 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis having viscoelastic properties: A motion-preserving implant device for insertion between two bones is disclosed. The motion-preserving implant includes a first plate member for engaging with a first bone and a second plate member for engaging with a second bone. A viscoelastic component is positioned between the two plate members that is configured to... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100100187 - Shock-absorbing intervertebral implant: The invention relates to an intervertebral implant comprising a spacer designed to be applied between two spinous processes of two vertebrae. The spacer comprises: two elements (10, 12) made of a first material, and each presenting a first end (10a, 12a) and a second end (10b, 12b), said first end... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100100188 - Prophylactic bactericidal implant: A medical implant system is described for inhibiting infection associated with a joint prosthesis implant. An inventive system includes an implant body made of a biocompatible material which has a metal component disposed on an external surface of the implant body. A current is allowed to flow to the metal... Agent: Andrew J. Cornelius, P.C.

20100100189 - High flexion tibial tray: Various assemblies for replacing at least a proximal portion of a tibia are provided. One assembly includes a tibial tray including a superior bearing engaging surface and an inferior bone engaging surface and having a truncated posterior region; a bearing including an articulating surface, a tray mating surface, and an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100100190 - Tibial tray having a reinforcing member: A knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial component that can have a tibial tray. The tibial tray can include a platform-like tray that defines a superior surface and an inferior surface. The platform-like tray can have a tray perimeter and a raised wall formed on the inferior surface. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100100191 - Tibial tray having a reinforcing member: A knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial component that can have a tibial tray. The tibial tray can include a platform-like tray that defines a superior surface and an inferior surface. The platform-like tray can have a tray perimeter and a raised wall formed on the inferior surface. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100100192 - Femoral prosthetic implant: Methods and apparatus for knee arthroplasty, including implants, positioning and alignment guides, cutting guides, cutting tools and techniques for the femur and/or tibia.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100100193 - Patient matched hip system: A method of selecting a patient matched hip joint prosthesis includes identifying a plurality of first parameters of a hip joint anatomy of the patient. The method also includes selecting a standard modular neck member from a set of different standard modular neck members to substantially match the first parameters... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100100196 - Elongated lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an elongate 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 compress lung tissue. The implant may be longer in axial length than an axial length... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100100194 - Apparatus and method for the treatment of cataract: A method and related apparatus to treat cataract where the cataractous lens is pierced and the resulting opening is mechanically maintained using a lens system device such as a pinhole device, expandable tubular lens, a stent or similar small diameter device, some of which are capable of supporting a secondary... Agent: Robert D. Gunderman, Jr. Patent Technologies, LLC

20100100195 - Implant and delivery tool therefor: An implant system including a transurethral prostatic implant positioned in a prostate and including a lumen with an inner perimeter that surrounds an outer perimeter of a urethra at the prostate. The implant system may include a delivery tool including a shaft having a distal portion and an implant-holding portion... Agent: Martin P. Hoffman Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.

20100100197 - Trouble-free safety prosthesis joint: A trouble-free safety prosthesis joint, which has a below-knee connector device with a main body, a base, a drive element and a restoring unit. The restoring unit is provided in a receiving space located in the interior of the main body and is connected to the drive element. The base... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100094396 - Catheter having an applicator device for liquid active substances: The invention relates to a catheter, in particular an endovascular catheter, having an applicator device for liquid active substances for applying same to an active substance storage zone mounted on the catheter.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100094400 - Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation: Devices, systems, and methods use a catheter device sized and configured for introduction to a targeted site in a hollow body organ or blood vessel. The catheter device includes a first release mechanisms coupled to the prosthesis to secure at least one region of the prosthesis to the catheter shaft,... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100094392 - Expandable sheath for introducing an endovascular delivery device into a body: Embodiments of an expandable sheath can be used in conjunction with a catheter assembly to introduce a prosthetic device, such as a tissue heart valve, into a patient. Such embodiments can minimize trauma to the vessel by allowing for temporary expansion of a portion of the introducer sheath to accommodate... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100094393 - Locking device for endoluminal prosthesis delivery system: A locking device for preventing movement of an elongated instrument includes a tubular base that has an outer surface and an inner surface. At least one lateral opening extends through the tubular base from the outer surface through the inner surface. At least one rocker arm is mounted to the... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100094397 - Method of implanting a transmyocardial stent: According to an aspect of the invention there is provided a method and apparatus for delivering a medical stent to a treatment site for forming a conduit between a blood vessel and a heart chamber. The apparatus comprises a hollow cylindrical body having a proximal end and a distal end,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100094394 - Reconstrainable stent delivery system: The stent of the present invention combines a helical strut band interconnected by coil elements. This structure provides a combination of attributes that are desirable in a stent, such as, for example, substantial flexibility, stability in supporting a vessel lumen, cell size and radial strength. The structure of the stent... Agent: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

20100094398 - Rolling membrane with hydraulic recapture means for self expanding stent: A medical device comprising a catheter having a retractable outer sheath and a rolling membrane. The catheter includes a catheter inner shaft about which a stent in a reduced diameter configuration may be disposed. A stent retaining region of the sheath is disposed about the stent to retain the stent... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100094391 - Stent suitable for deployment in a blood vessel: A stent (1) comprises a central section (2), a first intermediate section (3), a first end section (4), a second intermediate section (5), and a second end section (6). The stent (1) is movable between a collapsed delivery configuration and an expanded deployment configuration. In the delivery configuration the central... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100094399 - Variable speed self-expanding stent delivery system and luer locking connector: A stent delivery system that includes an inner member and an outer retractable sheath is operated by a handle that permits retraction of the sheath at more than one speed. The sheath may be retracted in small, incremental steps or in a single, more rapid stroke. Means are provided for... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100094395 - Vaso-occlusive coil delivery system: An occlusive coil delivery device includes an occlusive coil having a plurality of windings with the proximal end having a plurality of open pitched windings, and a delivery wire assembly having a proximal tubular portion and a distal coil portion with a lumen extending at least partially through the assembly,... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100094401 - Curvable stent-graft and apparatus and fitting method: A stent-graft (100) is provided with a tightenable loop element (122) having a first end terminated in a self-tightening knot (142) and a second end (138) which is received in and can slide in the knot (142). The loop (122) is fitted to the stent-graft (100) in a manner as... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100094403 - Medical device: A stent deployment device comprises an elongate catheter shaft (2), and an inflatable balloon (3). The inflatable balloon (3) is movable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. In the expanded configuration part of the longitudinal axis of the balloon (3) is curved in three-dimensional space, and part of... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100094402 - Medical device suitable for location in a body lumen: A stent (1) for deployment in a blood vessel which is movable between an unloaded straight cylindrical state and a loaded curved state. The stent (1) is bendable between a first loaded configuration when the blood vessel is in the unloaded state, and a second loaded configuration when the blood... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100094404 - Methods of making biocomposite medical constructs and related constructs including artificial tissues, vessels and patches: The disclosure describes methods of making collagen based biocomposite constructs and related devices. The methods include: (a) winding at least one collagen fiber a number of revolutions about a length of a support member having a long axis, the winding having at least one defined pitch and/or fiber angle relative... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100094405 - Bioabsorbable polymeric medical device: In embodiments there is described a cardiovascular tube-shaped lockable and expandable bioabsorbable scaffold having a low immunogenicity manufactured from a crystallizable bioabsorbable polymer composition or blend.... Agent: Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP Attn. Michael A. Davitz

20100094389 - Self-expandable stent systems for bifurcated lesions: Self-expandable bifurcation stent and systems for delivery and implantation of the self-expandable bifurcation stent, comprising a self-expandable bifurcation stent made of a material possessing shape memory, capable of shaping a mesh with cylindrical surface and marked by radioactive labels, and the delivery system for its implantation, comprising a polymeric tubular... Agent: Bardmesser Law Group, P.C.

20100094390 - Woven aortic sinus prosthesis having a bulb: A woven aortic sinus prosthesis has a first substantially cylindrical section position away from a patient's heart, which optionally passes into an aortic arch of the patient, a second section having a greater diameter than the first section and forming a bulb, which second section is connected to the first... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100094406 - Endoprosthesis, and method for producing an endoprosthesis: The endoprosthesis is designed to be implanted in an aneurysm (12) of a patient, the aneurysm (12) resulting from deformation of a vessel wall, in particular the wall of an artery (14), the endoprosthesis including: a tubular envelope (22, 24) that extends in a direction (Y-Y'), and a plurality of... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100094408 - Drug-delivery endovascular stent and method for treating restenosis: An intravascular stent and method for inhibiting restenosis, following vascular injury, is disclosed. The stent has an expandable, linked-filament body and a drug-release coating formed on the stent-body filaments, for contacting the vessel injury site when the stent is placed in-situ in an expanded condition. The coating releases, for a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100094407 - Multiple bioactive agent eluting stents: The apparatus and methods of the present invention in a broad aspect provide novel multiple bioactive agent eluting stents for treating vascular diseases and conditions. Controlled elution of bioactive agents is achieved by the presence of the bioactive agents themselves. One or more characteristics of the bioactive agents cause variations... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100094410 - Coated implant: The present invention relates to an implant or a part thereof coated with polylactide.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100094409 - Improvements in and relating to medical devices: An endoluminal prosthesis is provided for use in the treatment of a dilation in a body vessel. This dilation might be an abdominal aortic aneurysm or a dilation in a blood vessel wall following a balloon angioplasty procedure. The prosthesis comprises a radially expandable tubular member and a covering provided... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100094411 - Prosthetic valve having tapered tip when compressed for delivery: Apparatus is provided that includes a valve prosthesis for attachment to a native valve complex of a subject. The prosthesis is configured to assume a compressed delivery state and an uncompressed implantation state. The prosthesis includes a support frame, which is shaped so as to define an upstream inlet having... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100094412 - Accommodating intraocular lens: An improved multifocal design for an ocular implant is provided. This ocular implant can include an accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) and a number of haptics. The accommodating IOL includes a liquid suspended between two optically transparent plates or membranes to form a pressure lens that passes optical energy. The haptics... Agent: Alcon

20100094413 - Accommodating intraocular lens with variable correction: An accommodating intraocular lens with variable optical power, comprising at least two optical elements, at least one of which is movable relative to the other in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis, wherein the optical elements form a lens with different optical power at different relative positions of the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100094414 - System and method to reduce surface contact between optic and haptic areas: Embodiments of the present invention provide an intraocular lens with an optic zone having a first surface topology and a haptic zone having a second surface topology. The surface roughness of the haptic zone may be greater than the surface roughness of the optic zone. The surface topology of the... Agent: Alcon

20100094415 - Intraocular lens and capsular ring: A device includes a plurality of ringlets connected together to form a ring having a longitudinal axis. Each ringlet includes a first element and a second element. The first and second elements each extend from a first end through a central portion to a second end. The first and second... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100094416 - Soft tissue implant: A soft tissue implant comprises a shell filled with a fluid biomaterial that is capable of curing in situ. A method of implanting a soft tissue implant includes: creating a pocket in soft tissue thereby defining the location of the implant; inserting an unfilled shell into the pocket; filling the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100094417 - Dual hook laryngeal cable prosthesis (dhlcp) used to correct airflow in the larynx of horses affected with left recurrent laryngeal neuropathy: In a horse with left recurrent laryngeal neuropathy, abduction of the arytenoid cartilage on the affected side of the larynx cannot be achieved, causing progressive collapse of the arytenoid cartilage and vocal cord into the airway as negative inspiratory pressure increases. This produces airflow limitations that result in more rapid... Agent: Sharon E. Loiselle

20100094418 - Method for preparing a composite material, resulting material and use thereof: The invention relates to a method for preparing a composite material having a homogeneous composition, containing at least one bioactive ceramic phase and at least one bioresorbable polymer. The inventive method is characterised in that it comprises the following steps: a) a bioactive ceramic phase in powder form is obtained,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100094420 - Porous bone fixation device: A porous bone fixation device has a body including non-porous areas that provide superior long term fixation and osteointegration performance. The porous areas provide an in-growth surface in strategic sections such as the threaded section of the fixation device that allow substantially more contact area between in-growth surface and bone.... Agent: Zitzmann Consulting, LLC C/o Cpa Global

20100094419 - Porous composite comprising silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate, and process for preparing the same: There are disclosed a porous composite comprising silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite and β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), and a method for preparing the same. The porous composite is prepared by subjecting natural coral to hydrothermal and solvothermal reactions to prepare silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite (Si-HA) and subjecting the Si-HA to a heat treatment process. Thereafter, Si-HA... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100094421 - Intervertebral implant: The intervertebral implant is in the form of a three-dimensional structure (10) comprising (a) a top side (1) and an underside (2) which are designed to rest against the end plates of two adjacent vertebras, (b) a left side face (3) and a right side face (4), (c) a front... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100094424 - Adjustable intervertebral implant: An expandable intervertebral implant (10) includes a first member (20), a second member (40), and a collar operatively associated with the first and second members, wherein the collar includes a threaded mechanism so that rotation of the collar causes the second member to axially move with respect to the first... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100094426 - Hybrid intervertebral spinal implant: A spinal implant of hybrid construction. The implant includes both porous and radiolucent elements. In this manner, the implant allows for substantial fusing of vertebrae while simultaneously allowing for useful follow-on evaluations through imaging. Furthermore, in spite of the potentially differing material character of the porous and radiolucent elements, they... Agent: Zitzmann Consulting, LLC C/o Cpa Global

20100094422 - Intervertebral spacer: Disclosed is an assembly and method for implant installation between adjacent vertebral bodies of a patient. The implant has a support body and a rotatable insert therein and the support body is curved for installation between adjacent vertebral bodies transforaminally. An installation instrument is also disclosed for removable attachment to... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100094425 - Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus: This disclosure presents methods and devices for treating a tear, rent, incision, defect, aperture or delamination of the annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ fixation delivery apparatuses, fixation apparatuses, patch delivery tools and patches positioned, at least in part, in or on aspects of... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100094427 - Movable intervertebral disc prosthesis: A movable intervertebral disc prosthesis having a pivot point and adapted to be implanted between vertebra bodies to form a vertebrae segment. In an implanted state three-dimensional movement axes of the vertebrae segment intersect in the pivot point. The configuration of the prosthesis is such that a deliberate displacement or... Agent: Robert W. Becker & Associates

20100094423 - Systems and methods for assessment of tension in an implant: Systems and methods for providing assessment of a tensioned state of a flexible implant are provided. The implant includes at least one marker having a first configuration when the implant is relaxed or not tensioned in a desired manner and a second configuration when the implant is tensioned as desired.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100094428 - Craniotomy closure systems: Craniotomy closure systems comprising surgical fasteners and a protective covering over the dura are described for use in reattaching a skull flap removed from the skull of a patient during brain surgery. Methods of using the same are also described. Surgical strips optionally used in combination with the craniotomy closure... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20100094429 - Prosthetic device for knee joint and methods of implanting and removing same: A prosthetic device for a knee joint includes a body portion and a first keel. The body portion attaches to a bone of a knee joint. The body portion can have a bearing surface configured to replace at least a portion of the bone and an implantation surface configured to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100094430 - Device: An implant for bone replacement and attachment in an animal's body including, a structural portion having an outer porous surface, a ceramic material applied to the porous surface of the structural portion, characterised in that the thickness of the ceramic material as applied utilizing pulsed pressure MOCVD is such that... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100094431 - Orthopedic device: The invention relates to an orthopedic device (1) comprising two components (24, 10; 25, 10; 33, 35) which are mounted so as to be pivotable relative to one another. A generator (90) is provided for generating electric power. Said generator (90) is driven by means of a transmitting mechanism (50)... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100094432 - Mounting plate system, vacuum reservoir plate and electronic pump system for prosthetic socket and related methods: The mounting plate system is for use with a prosthetic socket, the socket having at least one aperture in a distal end thereof and in fluid communication with an interior portion of the socket which receives a residual limb. The mounting plate system includes a mounting plate having a top... Agent: Craig Mackenzie

04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100087908 - Apparatus and methods for stent delivery with embolic protection: According to the invention the catheter system is characterised in that when the catheter system is in the undeployed position, the stent (1) is in its unexpanded state and positioned within the interior lumen of the stent delivery catheter (2) and the embolic protection filter (3) is in its unexpanded... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20100087907 - Apparatus and methods for treating the aorta: An endovascular stent and an aortic valve replacement can be used to treat the aorta. An endovascular stent suitable for treating the ascending aorta includes a circumferential wall with one or more portions configured to allow blood to flow therethrough, and one or more portions configured to be substantially impermeable.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100087909 - Catheter balloon systems and methods: An apparatus for treatment of a bifurcation of a body lumen, the bifurcation having a main vessel and a branch vessel, the apparatus includes a bifurcated balloon with a first branch portion and a second branch portion, the second branch portion including an inflatable portion adapted to extend toward the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100087906 - Catheter device: A catheter device having a shaft that extends from a proximal end to a distal end to carry on its distal end a self-expanding implant for intraluminal advance on a guidewire and delivery of the implant to an implant site by proximal withdrawal of CD a sheath that lies radially... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100087911 - Implant with a base body of a biocorrodible manganese alloy: The invention relates to an implant with a base body composed entirely or in parts of a biocorrodible manganese alloy.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100087910 - Medical implant: A endoprosthesis includes a body comprising a plurality of interconnected struts. The body includes a bioerodible metal. At least a first strut of the plurality of interconnected struts includes a stripe on the surface of the first strut. The stripe including a nitride of the bioerodible metal, a fluoride of... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100087912 - Stent with dual support structure: A intraluminal stent comprises a reticulated tube having an un-deployed diameter and expandable to an enlarged diameter. The tube includes a structural beam extending between first and second ends. The structural beam changes from a first geometry to a second geometry when the tube changes from the un-deployed diameter to... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100087913 - Temporary, repositionable or retrievable intraluminal devices: A stent formed of a metallic material having a two-way memory adapted to be retrieved or repositioned after delivery includes an elongated tubular body and at least one crown connected to a respective longitudinal end of said body, the crown including a plurality of unconnected leaves, each leaf having a... Agent: Cozen O''connor

20100087914 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: The present invention proposes a method for manufacturing an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having a body such that the body has metallic material. To control the degradation in a desired time window, e.g., between four weeks and six months, the following production method is performed: a) preparing the... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100087915 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, with a body containing metallic material, preferably iron. To control the degradation of the implant, the method comprises the following steps: a) preparing the body of the implant, and b) incorporating hydrogen into at... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100087916 - Implant and method for producing a degradation-inhibiting layer on the surface of an implant body: A method for manufacturing a degradation-inhibiting first layer on the surface of an implant body, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, whereby the body has at least one metallic material, which is at least largely biodegradable, comprising the following steps: preparing the body of the implant, and applying the first layer... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100087917 - Injectable implants for tissue augmentation and restoration: The method and device improves the functioning of dilated body parts and organs by supporting the parts and organs with an injectable and/or implantable biocompatible substance.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100087918 - Cardiovascular valve and assembly: A cardiovascular valve and assembly that facilitates valve installation and exchange. A mechanical cardiovascular valve having multiple sections and/or folding components provides easier valve installation. The cardiovascular valve assembly includes an exchangeable mechanical or bioprosthetic valve and a docking station to allow convenient replacement of a first valve with a... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20100087919 - Systems and methods for valve annulus remodeling: Systems and methods for remodeling the annulus of a valve are disclosed. At least some embodiments disclosed herein are useful for resizing the mitral valve annulus in a safe and effective way. Such remodeling can be used to treat mitral valve regurgitation. At least some of the disclosed embodiments adjust... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100087920 - Corneal onlay lenses and related methods for improving vision of presbyopic patients: Methods for improving vision in a person diagnosed with presbyopia include placing a corneal onlay lens having a lens body diameter less than 5 mm in contact with an eye of the person. The corneal onlay lens has at least one refractive region having a refractive power to correct vision... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100087921 - Apodized aspheric diffractive lenses: Aspheric diffractive lenses are disclosed for ophthalmic applications. For example, multifocal intraocular lens (IOLs) are disclosed that include an optic having an anterior surface and a posterior surface, at least one of which surfaces includes an aspherical base profile on a portion of which a plurality of diffractive zones are... Agent: Alcon

20100087922 - Kit and method for comparison of breast implants: A kit for comparing the physical properties of different breast implants comprising a plurality of display structures supporting a curved cylindrical surface.... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100087923 - Implants for facet joint repair and methods use: An orthopedic implant is positioned within the facet joint and is attached to the posterior surface of the SAP (superior articular process) of the inferior vertebral bone or onto the anterior surface of the IAP (inferior articular process) of the superior vertebral bone. The implant increases the distance between the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100087924 - Expandable intervertebral prosthesis device for posterior implantation and related method thereof: A method and device for the insertion of a vertebral cage that may be done through a posterior approach that is minimally traumatic and does not require retraction of the spinal cord, dural sac or spinal nerves. The insertion of the cage may therefore be parallel to the spinal cord... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100087926 - Repair system for spinal disc herniation: A repair system for a compromised or herniated spine disc is provided. The repair system includes a spine disc patch to cover the herniation, and hooks, fasteners or the like to attach the spine disc patch to the vertebra surrounding the compromised disc. The repair system also includes an application... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates

20100087925 - Spinal interbody spacer: A spinal spacer for engagement between vertebrae includes a body extending between a substantially contoured first end surface and a second end surface to define side surfaces and opposing top and bottom vertebral engaging surfaces substantially symmetrical about a centerline axis. At least one opening defines a hollow inner body... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100087927 - Reverse shoulder prosthesis: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus and method for reverse shoulder arthroplasty (e.g., reverse total shoulder arthroplasty). In one specific example, a glenoid component used to resurface the scapula may be provided. Of note, unlike traditional total shoulder arthroplasty the glenoid component in a reverse shoulder... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100087928 - Elbow prosthesis: An elbow prosthesis constructed in accordance to one example of the present teachings can include a capitellar implant having an articulating head and a stem. The articulating head can have a first articulating surface positioned generally between a lateral side and a medial side. A passage can extend through the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100087929 - Shaped part of an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene: Shaped parts of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) are made by a process comprising melt processing, wherein a) the UHMWPE has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 1*106 g/mol, b) during the shaping the storage plateau modulus of the UHMWPE (G*) is kept at a value... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100087930 - Prosthesis: An acetabular cup prosthesis comprising an acetabular cup having a rim and comprising a metal band applied around the outer circumference of the acetabular cup prosthesis and adjacent to said rim.... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100087931 - Apparatus and methods for facilitating prosthesis donning, doffing, retention, and fit: Apparatus and methods for improved prosthesis donning, doffing, retention, and fit. A valve located in a prosthetic socket port includes a body, a core, a spring located partially within the core, a diaphragm, and a maintained operator. The operator includes a recess and a protrusion. The operator may be indexed... Agent: Law Offices Of Rita C. Chipperson, P.C.

04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100082090 - Catheter system with spacer member: A stent delivery system includes outer and inner elongated, flexible tubular members each having a distal and proximal ends. The outer tubular member is sized to be passed through the body lumen with the distal end advanced to the deployment site and with the proximal end remaining external of the... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100082089 - Delivery system for vascular implant: A medical treatment system and method of treatment is described having an implant that can be positioned and deployed, then undeployed to allow repositioning of the implant. The system includes a self-expanding medical implant that longitudinally foreshortens upon radially expanding from a radially compacted state, a distal interface configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100082092 - Implant made of a biodegradable magnesium alloy: An implant made in total or in parts of a biodegradable magnesium alloy consisting of Y: 2.0-6.0% by weight, Nd: 1.5-4.5% by weight, Gd: 0-4.0% by weight, Dy: 0-4.0% by weight. Er: 0-4.0% by weight, Zr: 0.1-1.0% by weight, Li:0-0.2% by weight, Al: 0-0.3% by weight, under the condition that... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100082093 - Medical devices: Expandable stents and methods of using expandable stent within a body are described.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100082091 - Vascular stenting and other procedures: 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

20100082094 - Heart valve: A heart valve includes a valve body made of a flexible material such as pericardium. The valve body is made of two layers of material, an outer layer, and an inner layer that defines a plurality of leaflets. The leaflets of the inner layer are attached to the outer layer.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100082095 - Coatings including dexamethasone derivatives and analogs and olimus drugs: The present invention encompasses a coating on the surface of a substrate and the coated substrates. The coating includes a polymer, an olimus drug (sirolimus, everolimus, zotarolimus, etc.), and a dexamethasone derivative. The polymer may be a hydrophobic polymer, preferably a fluoropolymer, and more preferably a fluoropolymer with at least... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100082096 - Tailored luminal & abluminal drug elution: A stent has a plurality of members made from a first material. At least one of the plurality of members defines at least one hole. Each hole extends from a first surface of a member. Each hole has a first opening and a depth. Each hole has a barrier dividing... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100082097 - Article containing segregated biguanide and lewis acid: A medical device includes a first region having a biguanide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a second region having a Lewis acid.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100082098 - Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair: Devices, systems and methods facilitate positioning of a cardiac valve annulus treatment device, thus enhancing treatment of the annulus. Methods generally involve advancing an anchor delivery device through vasculature of the patient to a location in the heart for treating the valve annulus, contacting the anchor delivery device with a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100082099 - Artificial heart: The disclosure relates to an artificial heart implant comprising a blood pump with a pump drive, a controller for controlling and regulating the pump drive, and an electrode that is connected to the controller and is used for detecting electrical quantities on the patient's heart. The controller controls the pump... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100082100 - Intraocular lens: An intraocular lens to be fixed in an eyeball has an optical pupil to provide a pinhole effect at the front center of the lens. The optical pupil is constituted by a limitative pattern that is partly formed in the front peripheral center of the lens to limit part of... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC

20100082101 - Highly crystalline polyethylene: The present invention relates to methods for making highly crystalline polymeric material, for example, highly crystalline cross-linked and not cross-linked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making additive-doped highly crystalline polymeric material using high pressure and high temperature crystallization processes, medical implants made thereof, and... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100082102 - Porous bioabsorbable implant: The bioabsorbable implant described has a porous body formed of bioabsorbable materials that have an in vivo life span of at least 2 weeks, preferably at least three weeks and not greater than 20 weeks, preferably no greater than ten weeks. The implant has a scaffolding structure which facilitates tissue... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20100082104 - Materials and methods for improved bone tendon bone transplantation: Disclosed herein is an improved Bone Tendon Bone graft for use in orthopedic surgical procedures. Specifically exemplified herein is a Bone Tendon Bone graft comprising one or more bone blocks having a groove cut into the surface thereof, wherein said groove is sufficient to accommodate a fixation screw. Also disclosed... Agent: Regeneration Technologies, Inc. C/o Mcandrews, Held & Malloy

20100082103 - Tendon-integrated prosthesis: A transcutaneous prosthetic device having at least one soft tissue fixture adapted to be fixed to the musculo-tendinous soft tissues of a residual limb, an anchor for an external prosthesis that is fixedly coupled, directly or indirectly, to the bone of the residual limb and at least one transmission means,... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20100082107 - Facet joint replacement instruments and methods: A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae. The optional... Agent: Imds, Inc.

20100082105 - Hydroxyapatite ceramic for spinal fusion device: A spinal fusion cage, has at least hydroxyapatite ceramic, a grain size of the hydroxyapatite ceramic is less than 300 nm. The spinal fusion cage of the invention improves mechanical strength and especially fracture toughness, overcomes brittleness of a conventional hydroxyapatite ceramic, and meets mechanical requirements for the spinal fusion... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20100082108 - Spine distraction implant and method: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100082106 - Vertebral body replacement: This invention concerns a vertebral body replacement element to be inserted into an intervertebral space, thus supporting the spinal column of a patient. The vertebral body replacement element has a hollow upper member and a hollow lower member, with the upper member and lower member engaging in a telescopic manner... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100082109 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An expandable intervertebral implant is disclosed. The implant can include first and second members capable of being expanded upon movement of first and second wedges. The first and second wedges, while being capable of moving with respect to each other and the first and second members can also be attached... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100082110 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: The invention relates to an intervertebral disk prosthesis including a lower element consisting of a lower prosthetic plate and an insert defining a convex spherical cap-shaped surface and adapted to be fitted in the prosthetic plate. The prosthetic plate includes a housing having a bottom and a peripheral rim interrupted... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20100082111 - Reusable orthopaedic instrument having drain holes: A reusable orthopaedic instrument includes a reusable orthopedic trial having a first outer surface and a second outer surface that is opposite the first outer surface. The second outer surface includes a plurality of sidewalls extending outwardly therefrom to form a cavity. A drain hole is formed in the second... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100082112 - Finger joint prosthesis: A finger joint prosthesis is provided including a joint body having first and second joint elements, which are connected together pivotably about a rotary axis and from each of which extends an anchoring bar for fixing to a proximal and/or distal phalanx. The anchoring bars have eyes with openings for... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100082113 - Tissue repair implant: Described herein are tissue repair implants that include a first or lower layer of peritoneal membrane and a support member. The implants can further include an upper layer of peritoneal membrane, and the support member can reinforce the two layers of peritoneal membrane. For example, the support member can be... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100082114 - Tissue repair implant: Described herein are tissue repair implants comprising at least a first layer of peritoneal membrane. The first layer of peritoneal membrane can be located adjacent to a second layer of peritoneal membrane and can be in direct contact with the second layer of peritoneal membrane. Additional layers (e.g., a third... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100082115 - Prosthetic knee with gravity-activated lock: Disclosed is a prosthetic knee appliance having upper and lower leg elements with a single-axis, articulating joint therebetween controllable with an electric knee-lock mechanism. A tilt-switch located within the prosthetic knee can facilitate activation of the electric knee-lock to lock or unlock the joint when the lower leg element is... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100082116 - Anatomically-configured adjustable upper extremity prosthetic device: An upper extremity prosthetic device is provided that comprises three main components, namely, an arm cuff, a forearm section and a distal connector. The arm cuff is adjustable to accommodate lower arms of different sizes. The forearm section may be constructed in certain limited sizes to accommodate different sized forearm... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

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