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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor June invention type 06/10

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06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100161023 - Automatic tracking of a tool upon a vascular roadmap: Apparatus and methods are described including generating a road map of a blood vessel in a portion of a subject's body. A given feature that is within the portion of the subject's body is identified in the road map, the given feature being visible even in images of the portion... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100161024 - Over the endoscope introducer for stents: Over-the-scope stent introducers for detachably engaging at least a portion of the outside of an endoscope insert and for delivering a stent are provided. Embodiments include an inner member having a distal first end portion and a proximal second end portion and openings defining a channel. The inner member includes... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100161022 - Pre-deployment positioning of an implantable device within a moving organ: Apparatus and methods are described for deploying an implantable tool at an implantation location of a blood vessel. The tool is placed at the implantation location in a non-deployed configuration. A plurality of image frames are acquired of the non-deployed tool at the implantation location, during respective phases of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100161028 - Endovascular graft device and methods for attaching components thereof: The present invention embodies an endovascular graft having various frame-to-main body component attachment mechanisms which provide a secured bond, reduced graft material wear, and reduced delivery profile.... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100161026 - Low profile non-symmetrical stent: A stent for use in a medical procedure having opposing sets of curved apices, where the curved section of one set of apices has a radius of curvature that is greater than the curved section of the other set of apices. One or more such stents may be attached to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100161027 - Stent and stent-graft having one or more conformance struts: A stent includes a main body having proximal and distal ends, and at least one conformance strut coupled to the proximal end of the main body. A portion of the at least one conformance strut extends proximal to a proximal end of a graft material in a compressed delivery configuration,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100161025 - Variable weave graft with metal strand reinforcement for in situ fenestration: The disclosure relates to an implantable woven graft for bridging a defect in a main vessel near one or more branch vessels. The graft includes a region of reduced density. Reduced density regions are alignable with at least one of the one or more branch vessels, and are suitable for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100161032 - Biologically engineered stent: Biologically engineered stents are provided, some having novel double-walled and hybrid composition constructions that are suitable for multi-drug delivery. Some embodiments of biologically engineered stents (BES) in accordance with the invention can deliver drugs in the form of gene therapy vectors to cells in the walls of stented vessels, thereby... Agent: Margaret J. Mclaren, P.A. Mclaren Legal Services

20100161030 - Device and method for producing same: The invention relates to a device, in particular for medical use as an endoprosthesis, preferably as an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having a base body (1, 1′), comprising at least partially a metallic material, and having a function element (3, 3′) that is attached to the base body and has a different... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100161029 - Emulsifiers for multiple emulsions: e

20100161031 - Magnesium-based alloy: The present invention relates to compositions and structure of deformable alloys on the basis of magnesium with an optimum combination of mechanical properties (strength, plasticity) and a resistance to corrosion, including in vivo. Alloys of the new group possess an excellent formability at room temperature, high corrosion stability in sodium... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100161033 - Gradually self-expanding stent: A gradually self-expanding stent includes a first plurality of stent cells including a first plurality of circumferentially adjacent structural members in mechanical communication with each other. The stent also includes a second plurality of stent cells including a second plurality of circumferentially adjacent structural members in mechanical communication with each... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100161034 - Stents with attached looped ends: An open frame prosthesis is formed with looped end terminations at its proximal and distal ends. At one end of the prosthesis, the filaments or strands are welded together in pairs to form strand couplings. A plurality of loop segments are connected to the strand couplings, one loop segment for... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100161035 - Endovascular prosthesis and relating manufacturing procedure: An endovascular prosthesis is described, in the shape of a cylindrical spiral, and comprising: one or more multiple elements each of which with a sinusoidal shape composed of first sections with a substantially rectilinear development (peaks), defining corresponding levels, and being connected to one another through second sections with a... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100161036 - Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve and methods: A heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve has a base stent that is deployed at a treatment site, and a valve component configured to quickly connect to the base stent. The base stent may take the form... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100161037 - Medical devices coated with porous carbon and methods of manufacturing the same: A method of creating a porous carbon coating on a medical device by applying a precursor carbon material on the medical device and then pyrolysing the precursor carbon material by laser irradiation. The laser irradiation may be focused to carbonize only certain portions of the medical device and any uncarbonized... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100161039 - Adhesion promoting temporary mask for coated surfaces: An expandable medical device includes a plurality of elongated struts, forming a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a first diameter to a second diameter. A plurality of different beneficial agents may be loaded into different openings within the struts for delivery to the tissue. For treatment of conditions... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100161038 - Medical device for intra-lumenal delivery of pharmaceutical agents: The present invention relates to intra-lumenal drug delivery devices. The device, such as a stent, is coated or impregnated with a pharmaceutical agent suitable for use in treatment of restenosis, pulmonary hypertension, and cancer. Suitable pharmaceutical agents include vasodilators and chemotherapeutics.... Agent: Hoxie & Associates LLC

20100161041 - Adjustable repair chords and spool mechanism therefor: A method is provided, including implanting, at an intraventricular site of a ventricle of a patient, a spool coupled to a first end portion of a longitudinal member, and coupling a second end portion of the longitudinal member to a portion of tissue facing a lumen of the ventricle. Other... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100161040 - Cardiovascular valve and valve housing apparatuses and systems: A cardiovascular valve assembly is disclosed including a housing assembly comprising a first portion and a second portion removably attached to the first portion. A valve may be positioned within the housing assembly. The valve, which may be a mechanical valve, a biological tissue valve, or a polymeric valve, may... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100161044 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100161042 - Implantation of repair chords in the heart: A method is provided, including positioning, at an intraventricular site of a ventricle of a patient, a spool coupled to a first end portion of a longitudinal member and coupling a second end portion of the longitudinal member to a portion of tissue facing a lumen of the ventricle. Other... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100161043 - Implantation of repair chords in the heart: Apparatus is provided for adjusting at least one dimension of an implant, including a rotatable structure having first and second openings and a channel extending between the first and second openings. The channel allows passage therethrough of an elongate tool. The second end of the structure has a lower surface... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100161045 - Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages: A heart valve prosthesis includes an expandable prosthetic valve including three valve leaflets coupled to an anchoring structure. The anchoring structure includes an annular member and a plurality of arms movably coupled to the annular member at one end. The free ends of the arms extend radially away from the... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100161046 - Holder for flexible heart valve: A holder for a highly flexible tissue-type heart valve is disclosed that maintains an implant shape to the valve. The holder may have cusp and commissure contacting supports, and may be attached at all six such supports, or only three. The holder may be flexible to permit inward flexing of... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100161047 - Adjustable partial annuloplasty ring and mechanism therefor: Apparatus is provided that is configured to be implanted in a body of a subject, comprising an implant structure having first and second portions thereof, a spool coupled to the implant structure in a vicinity of the first portion thereof, and a flexible member coupled at a first end thereof... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100161049 - Intraocular lens insertion device and method for controlling movement of the intraocular lens: Provided is an intraocular lens insertion device capable of omitting a repeated operation after the intraocular lens is inserted into the eye. The intraocular lens insertion device (1) comprises a lens setting part (11) for mounting an intraocular lens (5) having an optic (6) and one or two or more... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100161050 - Accommodative intraocular lens: A phaco intraocular lens has a block made of optically transparent lens material with a first two-dimensional lens part and an opposite second two-dimensional lens part, wherein the first lens part is designed for coming into contact with the natural lens of the human eye. The first lens part has... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100161051 - Intraocular lens with extended depth of focus: An ophthalmic lens is disclosed, one embodiment comprising an optic having an anterior surface and a posterior surface disposed about an optical axis, wherein at least one of the surfaces has a profile characterized by superposition of a base profile and an auxiliary profile, the auxiliary profile comprising a continuous... Agent: Alcon

20100161048 - Radially segmented apodized diffractive multifocal design for ocular implant: A radially segmented apodized diffractive multifocal IOL for ocular implant is provided. The ocular implant can comprise a radially segmented apodized diffractive multifocal intraocular lens optic and a number of haptics. The radially segmented apodized diffractive multifocal IOL may pass optical energy in both photopic and mesopic conditions. The radially... Agent: Alcon

20100161052 - Biological tissue growth through induced tensile stress: A tissue expansion device implanted in a non-activated state over a region of desired tissue growth. Once implanted and positioned the device is activated creating a supporting structure that creates a convex shaped dome over the underlying tissue. The convex shaped dome formed by the tissue expansion device places a... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100161053 - Implant and method for manufacturing: The present invention proposes an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having a body, comprising at least one at least largely biodegradable metallic material, in particular magnesium or a magnesium alloy. To improve the degradation behavior, the implant has a first layer on at least a portion of its body... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100161055 - Flexible tibial sheath: A radially expandable sheath is provided having a substantially closed distal end with at least two sidewalls extending proximally therefrom and defining a central lumen. Each sidewall can have a substantially concave outer surface adapted to seat a graft member, and each side wall is at least partially separated by... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100161054 - Reinforced biologic material: The present disclosure provides an implantable medical device comprising a composite graft material including a first biologic component, such as an acellular tissue matrix, and a second non-biologic component.... Agent: Finnegan/kci

20100161056 - Methods and devices for expanding a spinal canal: Devices and methods are disclosed for expanding a spinal canal. An implantable device having a shaft with a first cross-sectional dimension distinct from a second cross-sectional dimension can be inserted into an opening in a lamina and rotated 90 degrees to hinge the lamina away from the spinal canal. The... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100161062 - Expandable intervertebral spacers: Laterally expanding vertebral spacer devices are provided for repairing damaged vertebral discs. The vertebral spacer devices maintain the height of a distracted vertebral disc space while providing stability to the spine. In one form of the invention, a vertebral spacer device is provided with a first arm movably coupled to... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100161057 - Interbody vertebral prosthetic device with self-deploying screws: An intervertebral prosthesis includes: a body including first and second spaced apart major surfaces and at least anterior and posterior sidewalls extending therebetween, the first major surface for engaging an endplate of a first vertebral bone of a spine, and the second major surface for engaging an endplate of an... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP

20100161059 - Intervertebral implant for the human or animal body: This intervertebral implant (17) for the human or animal body, suitable for an anterior or posterior location, comprising two relatively rigid pillars (19, 20) connected to each other only by at least two bearing portions (21, 22) able to interact with respective vertebral endplates (7) of the spine, at least... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100161058 - Multiple-state geometry artificial disc with compliant insert and method: A multiple-state geometry artificial disc assembly attached to vertebrae includes a compliant load bearing spacer element having an upper curved portion and a lower curved portion, a first plate coupled on the upper curved portion of the compliant load bearing spacer element and a second plate coupled on the lower... Agent: Rahman LLC

20100161060 - Tissue removal tools and methods of use: Discectomy or disc preparation system that includes a guide member that is changeable from a deployment configuration for insertion into an intervertebral disc space to a deployed configuration upon being deployed into the intervertebral disc. The system also includes at least one tissue manipulator, such as cutting, scraping and extraction... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100161061 - Truss implant: In various embodiments, an implant for interfacing with a bone structure includes a web structure including a space truss. The space truss includes two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes and the web structure is configured to interface with human bone tissue. In... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100161063 - Avascular necrosis cage manufacturing process: A method for manufacturing a spherical cage. The method includes providing a wire braid and inserting a spherical ball inside the wire braid. The wire braid and spherical ball are placed inside a mold. Excess wire braid is trimmed from the mold, creating trimmed ends of the braid. The mold... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100161064 - Prosthetic joint: A prosthetic joint includes: (a) a bone-implantable first member comprising a rigid material and including a body having an annular flange extending outward at a first end thereof, the first end of the body and the flange cooperatively defining a wear-resistant concave first contact surface having a protruding rim and... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC

20100161066 - Shoulder prosthesis having augmented metaglene component for use in rotator cuff deficient shoulder: A shoulder prosthesis includes a metaglene component that has (i) a base with a bearing-facing side, a scapula-facing side, and an external coupling surface interposed therebetween, (ii) an augment attached to the scapula-facing side of the base, and (iii) a post attached to at least one of the base and... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100161065 - Shoulder prosthesis with vault-filling structure having bone-sparing configuration: A shoulder prosthesis includes a vault-filling component defining a bearing-facing surface and having a first coupling component, the vault-filling component including (i) a vault-filling first portion defining a first part of the bearing-facing surface, and (ii) a projecting second portion projecting from the vault-filling first portion so as to define... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100161067 - Knee prosthesis: A knee prosthesis having a femoral component with two condyles and an opening disposed between the two condyles. The prosthesis includes a cam extending between the condyles forming a posterior boundary to the opening. Also included is a tibial component having bearing surfaces to support each of the femoral component... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100161068 - Prosthesis for part of a joint, with an expandable shaft: The invention relates to a joint part prosthesis, particularly for a finger joint, consisting either of a proximal or a distal component as well as a shaft extending away from this component, to be mounted in a bone. The invention provides that the shaft (4) is at least partially formed... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100161069 - Assembly consisting of head and movable neck for preparing the implantation of an artificial hip: An assembly including a head and movable neck for preparing the implantation of an artificial hip is described, the head and the movable neck having, respectively, a frustoconical hole and a frustoconical portion insertable therein. The flat end of the frustoconical portion has, coaxially formed or mounted thereon, a cylindrical... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100161070 - Orthopaedic prosthesis having a seating indicator: An orthopaedic prosthesis includes a curved outer surface configured to abut a patient's bone when the orthopaedic prosthesis is implanted therein. The outer surface may or may not be electrically conductive. A channel is defined in the outer surface and extends from a rim of the outer surface to a... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100161071 - Reduction of the development of stripe wear on inserts for hip joint prostheses by modifying the geometry of the transition between the face and spherical recess: A socket insert of a hip joint prosthesis having a spherical-identation-shaped recess in which a spherical head of a femur is mounted . The spherical indentation has a run-in zone which ends on one side with a circular arc tangentially in an end face of the socket insert and extends... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100161072 - Prosthetic liner: A prosthetic liner includes a convex exterior surface, a concave interior surface and a rim portion connecting the interior surface and the exterior surface. The liner includes a plurality of recesses and a plurality of fingers. Each of the plurality of recesses is formed in the exterior surface of the... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100161074 - Biodegradable osteogenic porous biomedical implant with impermeable membrane: A biomedical implant is disclosed with osteogenic factors and a solid impermeable membrane occluding a portion of its surface for the generation of new bone growth at the target site of the implant. The implant is porous, bioresorbable, and forms a three dimensional architectural scaffold for the formation of new... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100161073 - Mosaicplasty constructs: Various embodiments of mosaicplasty constructs and methods for implanting the constructs into anatomical structures. The mosaicplasty constructs may be formed from artificial materials and may include a hard articulating portion and a relatively softer elastic, support portion. The mosaicplasty constructs may include bone ingrowth materials to facilitate ingrowth of bone... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100161075 - Method for treating morbid obesity: A method for treating morbid obesity in a body of a mammal having a gastrointestinal tract extending through a stomach and a pyloric sphincter and a wall forming the stomach and pyloric sphincter. At least one implant is formed in the wall in the vicinity of the pyloric sphincter to... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100161076 - Orthotic or prosthetic cushioned device and method of making the same: Orthotic and prosthetic devices having integrated features such as cushioning features are described, as well as methods for computer aided designing and making of these devices. The orthotic or prosthetic devices comprise a cushioning layer superimposed onto an orthotic or prosthetic shell, the cushioning layer comprising an array (35) of... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100161077 - Robotic prosthesis alignment device and alignment surrogate device: A robotic prosthesis alignment device is disclosed that may automatically move the alignment of a prosthesis socket in relation to a prosthesis shank. The robotic prosthesis alignment device provides automatic translation in two axes. The robotic prosthesis alignment device includes angulation mechanics that automatically provide for plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, inversion, and... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100161078 - Simplified prosthetic device: A simplified prosthetic device and methods of use thereof is disclosed with splinting means; an elongate static arm fixedly attached to said splinting means; an elongate mobile arm with a first end and second end, said mobile arm being flexibly attached at said first end to said static arm; an... Agent: United States Army Medical Research And Material Command Mcmr-za-j

20100161079 - Skin stretch tactile feedback device: The tactile feedback device of the preferred embodiments includes at least one skin contact pad; at least one actuator designed to move the at least one skin contact pad and attached to the at least one skin contact pad in a manner suitable to allow the actuator to move the... Agent: Andrea Blecken

  
06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100152828 - Devices and methods for accessing and treating an aneurysm: Devices for treating aneurysms are disclosed. The devices are adapted and configured to modify blood flow at the aneurysm. More specifically, the invention discloses devices for treating cerebral aneurysms using devices adapted and configured to be delivered to a blood vessel in the brain on a distal tip of a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100152829 - Embolic filter delivery system and method: The disclosure pertains to a medical device deployment system comprising a restraint member which holds the embolic protection filter in a restrained, or partially collapsed, state for insertion into a lumen and transit to a desired deployment site. The restraint member comprises two or more portions which differ in their... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100152830 - Single wire stent delivery system: A stent delivery system for deployment at a bifurcated vessel includes a catheter and a balloon. The length of the balloon is defined by a proximal balloon region and a distal balloon region. The proximal balloon region is disposed about a first longitudinal axis and the distal balloon region is... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100152832 - Apparatus and methods for treatment of aneurysms with fibrin derived peptide b-beta: Disclosed herein are methods and stent grafts related to the treatment of aneurysms through the local administration of at least one fibrin derived peptide B-beta. The at least one fibrin derived peptide B-beta can be locally administered by one or more of placing them directly onto a stent graft, incorporating... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100152831 - Implantable medical devices having multiblock copolymers: Provided herein are implantable medical devices comprising a biodegradable multiblock copolymer comprising at least three blocks; wherein the at least three blocks includes at least one inner block and two end blocks; further wherein each of the at least one inner block comprises monomers selected from the group consisting of... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100152833 - Stent-graft with bioaborbable structural support: The invention relates to a stent-graft with a bioabsorbable structure and a permanent graft for luminal support and ‘treatment of arterial fistulas, occlusive disease, and aneurysms. The bioabsorbable structure is formed from braided filaments of materials such as PLA, PLLA, PDLA, and PGA and the graft is formed from materials... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100152834 - Implant for influencing blood flow: The invention relates to an implant for blood vessels, in particular to influence the flow of blood in the area of arteriovenous malformations, with said implant having a wall comprising individual filaments combined so as to form a circular braiding, said circular braiding being positioned in elongated form and with... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20100152835 - Tapered stent and flexible prosthesis: The disclosure relates to a tapered stent and flexible prosthesis. The stent has a first longitudinal region and a second longitudinal region. The second region is substantially parallel to and spaced axially apart from the first region. A plurality of struts is disposed intermediate the first region and the second... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100152836 - Intraluminar perforated radially expandable drug delivery prosthesis and a method for the production thereof: A radially expandable prosthesis for implantation in a lumen comprises a tubular wall having an inner surface and an outer surface. The tubular wall is provided with cuts to form solid struts which have a thickness and which enables the prosthesis to expand. The solid struts have reservoirs made therethrough... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100152837 - Radiopaque super-elastic intravascular stent: The intravascular stent is formed from a composite wire includes an inner core of radiopaque metal, a polymer layer coaxially disposed about the inner core, and an outer metal layer coaxially disposed about the polymer layer. The intermediary polymer layer acts as a barrier material between the inner core and... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100152838 - Implantable valvular prosthesis: e

20100152839 - Shape memory polymer prosthetic medical device: A prosthetic medical device is formed by the combination of a biological tissue a shape memory polymer structure. The biological tissue provides an in-situ physiological function of the device. The shape memory polymer provides a capability for minimizing the device profile during insertion and then deploying after placement into a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100152840 - Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery: A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchor may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is configured to be... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100152841 - Adhesion promoting primer for coated surfaces: An expandable medical device includes a plurality of elongated struts, forming a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a first diameter to a second diameter. A plurality of different beneficial agents may be loaded into different openings within the struts for delivery to the tissue. For treatment of conditions... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100152842 - Implant comprising a biotoxic coating and method for the production thereof: Disclosed is a method for producing an implant coating that has a defined toxicity. The method is characterized by the following steps: i. a sol is produced from a biotoxic solution containing precious metal ions and a precursor solution for a titanium oxide; ii. an implant is coated by applying... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20100152843 - Percutaneous methods for creating native tissue venous valves: Percutaneous methods of forming a venous valve from autologous tissue are disclosed. The methods include percutaneously creating one or two subintimal dissections for forming one or two flaps of intimal tissue. In one method, a puncture element is delivered by a catheter based delivery system to a treatment site where... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100152844 - Annuloplasty ring with directional flexibilities and rigidities to assist the mitral annulus dynamics: A prosthetic ring with directional flexibilities and rigidities for use in minimally invasive or standard mitral valve repair includes an anterior segment, a posterior segment, a left lateral segment, and a right lateral segment. The anterior and posterior segments each have an arch, and the arch of the posterior segment... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100152845 - Annuloplasty device having shape-adjusting tension filaments: A system for treating mitral valve regurgitation includes a tensioning device having a flexible annuloplasty ring, a plurality of anchoring members and a tensioning filament attached to the flexible ring. One embodiment of the invention includes a method for attaching a flexible annuloplasty ring to the annulus of a mitral... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100152848 - Artificial intraocular lens, altered natural crystalline lens, or refilled natural crystalline lens capsule with one or more scleral prostheses for improved performance: A system includes an intraocular lens configured to replace a natural crystalline lens of an eye. The system also includes one or more scleral prostheses configured to be inserted into scleral tissue of the eye. The one or more scleral prostheses are configured to modify a structure of the eye... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100152846 - Intraocular lens and method of making an intraocular lens: In a first aspect, the invention provides an IOL having an optic with a peripheral section including one or more visually observable markers formed on the optic peripheral section and located within the visually observable zone of a surgeon viewing the IOL in the implanted condition through the pupil. In... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100152847 - Optical angular measurement system for ophthalmic applications and method for positioning of a toric intraocular lens with increased accuracy: An ophthalmic system for use in performing angular measurements in relation to a patient's eye. The ophthalmic system can include an optical angular measurement device that can provide angular indicia by, for example, projecting an image of an angular measurement reticle onto a patient's eye or by superimposing an image... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100152849 - Retinal prosthetic devices: A retinal prosthetic device comprises image capture means (20) arranged to capture an image, light producing means (30) arranged to define a plurality of light paths along each of which a light beam can be directed towards a respective position on a retina, and control means (24) arranged to process... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100152851 - Artificial ligaments for joint applications and including crosswise extending ligaments between first and second bones: A ligament incorporated into a prosthetic joint exhibiting a plasticized, elongated and deformable material. A fibrous material is internally disposed within the deformable material, the fibrous material terminating in first and second enlarged bead portions arranged in proximity to enlarged pocket defined ends associated with the deformable materials. First and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100152850 - Devices, systems and methods for material fixation: Devices, systems and methods for fixation of tendon to bone are described. An exemplary surgical implant is a modified bone anchor that is able to grasp the tendon and hold it firmly in a bone tunnel. Once deployed, the anchor delivers lateral compression to the tendon, providing direct tendon to... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100152852 - Preparation of tissue for meniscal implantation: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a tissue matrix and its subsequent use in the replacement and/or repair of a damaged or defective meniscus. The invention also provides meniscal tissue that is substantially decellularised.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100152853 - Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles: A prosthetic implant, and more particularly, with a prosthetic implant having biplanar angulation and that can be inserted into a disk area generally straight using a posterolateral approach.... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.

20100152855 - Expandable porous mesh bag device and methods of use for reduction, filling, fixation and supporting of bone: A method of treating a compression fracture in a bone comprising the steps of forming a transverse cavity within said bone defined by at least one substantially flat surface lying substantially in a transverse plane formed by and communicating with said transverse cavity, the transverse cavity having a substantially uniform... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100152854 - Methods and devices for expanding a spinal canal using balloons: An in-situ formed laminoplasty implant comprising an expandable bag containing a flowable, hardenable composition, wherein the implant may be shaped to act as a laminoplasty strut and be rigidly connected to a prepared lamina space.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100152857 - Asymmetric disc distracting cage: An inter-vertebral cage with a wedge shape eccentrically located on the leading end of the cage. The ectopically shaped leading edge of this embodiment facilitates easier interbody spacer placement with less risk of nerve injury, as well as with likely decreased risk of destruction of the end plate during the... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20100152856 - Full-metal dampening intervertebral implant: A flexible element that may be configured, among various uses, as an intervertebral implant for insertion into an intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebral bodies or between two bone portions. The flexible element includes one or more struts extending from superior and inferior endplates and bending towards one another for... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100152858 - Structure improvement of orthopaedic implant: A structure improvement of orthopaedic implant includes a tibial baseplate, a tibial insert, and a reinforcement. The tibial baseplate forms a recess having a bottom that has a central portion defining a through hole extending through the tibial baseplate. The through hole has a top circumference that defines a circumferential... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100152859 - Femoral implant for hip arthroplasty: A prosthetic femoral implant for use in hip arthroplasty comprises an elongate femoral stem. In addition, the femoral implant comprises a femoral neck having a central axis, a first end integral with the femoral stem, and a second end distal the femoral stem. A transverse cross-section of the femoral neck... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100152860 - assembly for use in a hip joint replacement procedure: An assembly for use in a hip joint replacement procedure which comprises a stem part for location in the intramedullary cavity of a femur, having a tapered spigot at one end, and a head part having a bearing surface defined by a part of a sphere, and a tapered bore... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100152863 - Bioactive grafts and composites: Disclosed are various bioactive grafts and methods of making the same. In one embodiment, bone material is harvested from a donor. The harvested bone material is exposed to a lysing agent, the lysing agent configured to release growth factors and bioactive materials from cellular material of the harvested bone material.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100152862 - Draining bodily fluids with a stent: A stent for assisting urinary release in a male patient includes a first segment, a second segment, and a connecting member disposed between the first and second segments. The first segment includes a multi-winged malecot. When the stent is properly positioned within the patient's urinary system, the first segment is... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100152861 - Ureteral stent: A ureteral stent comprising a short renal coil made of a pliable material and a wick portion made of a material having a hydrophilicity or hydrophobicity different from that of the renal coil and extending from a ureteropelvic junction to a bladder so as to assist in the transfer of... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm

20100152864 - Osseointegrated implant with electrical stimulation: An osseointegrated implant for an amputee includes a surgically implanted post-shaped orthopedic implant rigidly supported by patient bone, wherein the implant protrudes through overlying stump tissue to an external location for suitable attachment to a prosthetic limb or the like. A non-invasive electrical stimulation system provides controlled electrical stimulation at... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100152865 - Noise reduction device for articulating joint, and a limb support device having the same: An articulating connection or joint for a limb support device having a first support member and a second support member pivotably couples together the first support member and the second support member. The articulating connection can include one or more first articulating connection member, or load-bearing pin, and one or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

  
06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100145431 - Delivery system for medical devices: The invention is directed a delivery system for implantation a self-expanding medical device in a body which includes a control handle and a catheter portion. The catheter portion includes an outer restraining member which covers the collapsed, medical device, an inner catheter member having a distal end including a region... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100145429 - Introducer sheath and method of manufacture: The present invention relates to a medical device delivery system. The delivery system includes an introducer sheath having an elongated tubular member having a passageway extending generally longitudinally therethrough. The passageway is defined by an inner surface of the tubular member and is configured to receive a medical device moveably... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100145430 - Retractable catheter: A retractable catheter including an elongate tubular sheath having at least in a distal portion made of a relatively flexible material, a reinforcing structure made of a relatively inextensible material incorporated in the relatively flexible material of the sheath along at least a portion thereof, and a pull element for... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100145432 - Implant and method for producing the same: r

20100145433 - Endoprostheses for deployment in a body lumen: Example embodiments include an endoprosthesis that has a first annular segment that is radially expandable and a second annular segment that is also radially expandable. An axial segment, which includes one or more struts, is operatively associated with the first annular segment and the second annular segment to maintain a... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100145434 - Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis: The invention relates to an endoluminal prosthesis adapted for placement at a bifurcation site within the body. The stent or stent-graft may be constructed to have segments of differing structural properties. A section of the stent-graft may be constructed to have a single-lumen tubular stent member covering a multilumen graft... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100145435 - Implantable prosthetic valve stent: An implantable PROSTHESIS with formed power couch+, including a primary tube as an half finished product in a form of an additional support stent, the additional support stem forms a circular structure upon its expansion that allows to reduce the total mass of the implantable valve device upon keeping of... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100145436 - Bio-erodible stent: Endoprostheses such as stents are disclosed that are, or that include portions that are, bioerodible.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100145437 - Stent design allowing extended release of drug and/or enhanced adhesion of polymer to od surface: The invention is directed to mechanisms and methods that reduce the delamination of a therapeutic agent from a stent. The mechanisms include holes (channels, wells, and other hole configurations), protrusions, sintered metal cores, clamps/staples, pins, and stainless steel shields.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100145438 - Prosthetic valvle for intraluminal implantation: A prosthetic valve assembly configured to be intraluminally implanted into a lumen of a patient to replace a native deficient valve, the valve assembly comprising an outer support for expanding and anchoring against a lumen wall of the patient, a core valve support made of a collapsible and self-expanding material... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100145439 - Material for treatment of a heart valve, in particular a mitral valve: This material comprises an annuloplasty member (12) able to be introduced using a catheter (2) through minimally invasive vascular access, then to be delivered by said catheter and fixed to the valve annulus (104). According to the invention, it includes at least one catheter (2) comprising:—at least one guide member... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100145440 - Device and method for improving function of heart valve: A device for improving the function of a heart valve comprises a first loop-shaped support, which is configured to abut a first side of the heart valve, and a first flange unit being connected to said first loop-shaped support. The flange unit is configured to be arranged against said annulus... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100145441 - Therapeutic agents for angiogenesis-related diseases comprising chondromodulin-i as active ingredient: An objective of the present invention is to analyze the function of anti-angiogenic factors in cardiac valves or such to elucidate the developmental mechanism of angiogenesis-induced diseases. A more specific objective is to provide therapeutic agents for angiogenesis-induced diseases such as valvular heart disease, and methods of efficiently screening for... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100145442 - Ventricular assist device capable of implantation of stem cells: A biologic ventricular assist device that also has the capability to capture, grow, and administer stem cells to regenerate and restore damaged myocardium in the heart. The device works in conjunction with a traditional ventricular assist device and possesses an additional external path or tube that is in-line with the... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP

20100145443 - Replica eye: A replica eye includes an eyeball with a light-transmitting area for transmitting light, a resilient film, a driving member, and a transmission mechanism. The resilient film includes a pupil portion and an iris portion surrounding the pupil portion. The pupil portion is in a first color. The iris portion is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100145444 - Method of preparing decellularized soft tissue, graft and culture material: It is intended to provide a method of preparing a decellularized soft tissue whereby swelling after an ultrahigh pressure treatment can be inhibited, etc. The above-described method of preparing a decellularized soft tissue comprises the application step wherein an ultrahigh hydrostatic pressure is applied to an isolated soft tissue in... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100145445 - Anti-glare solutions for intraocular implants: An intraocular implant, including an implant body adapted to have mounting haptics attached thereto, the implant body including a generally cylindrical portion and at least one sealing element mounted onto an end of the generally cylindrical portion, the intraocular implant also including at least one lens mounted within the implant... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100145446 - Soft intraocular lens: An intraocular lens of the present invention has a substantially circular or elliptical optical lens portion made of a soft material, and an arm-shaped support arm portion attached to outer peripheral edges of this optical lens portion, and out of the peripheral edges of the optical lens portion that are... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100145447 - Flexible, automated capsulorhexis device: A capsularhexis electrode device and corresponding insertion tool are disclosed. A flexible capsulorhexis electrode device comprises an elastomeric ring, first and second electrically conductive traces disposed at a first face of the elastomeric ring and extending concentrically around the elastomeric ring, and first and second electrically conductive connectors. The first... Agent: Alcon

20100145449 - Adjustable absorber designs for implantable device: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Exploramed Nc4, Inc.

20100145450 - Artificial ligaments for joint applications and including resistive retaining and end deforming characteristics: A ligament incorporated into a prosthetic joint exhibiting a plasticized, elongated and deformable material. A fibrous material is internally disposed within the deformable material, the fibrous material terminating in first and second enlarged bead portions arranged in proximity to enlarged pocket defined ends associated with the deformable materials. First and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100145448 - Graft fixation: The present disclosure relates to an anchor for fixating a tissue graft to bone. The anchor includes a through hole extending an entire length of the anchor and a polymer composition having shape memory qualities. Other anchors and methods for fixating a tissue graft to bone are also disclosed.... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100145451 - Joint support and subchondral support system: A joint support and subchondral support system for providing structural and dampening support to damaged subchondral bone in generalized or discrete arthritis includes a contoured, porous plate having a variable shaped inner surface, outer surface, and peripheral surface of variable thickness extending between the inner surface and the outer surface,... Agent: Chan Law Group LLP

20100145452 - Prosthetic implant support structure: A prosthetic system that includes a prosthetic implant and a support structure secured to an inner surface of a cavity of a bone is disclosed. The support structure defines a channel that extends through the length of the support structure. The prosthetic implant is received in the channel, and a... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100145453 - Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones: This invention relates to a spinal fusion system and method for use as a prosthetic implant. The system and method includes a housing dimensioned to be situated between adjacent spinal bones, such as adjacent vertebrae. The housing cooperates with the spinal bones to define a graft area for receiving graft... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.

20100145454 - Intervertebral disc nucleus replacement prosthesis: A nucleus replacement prosthesis for a nucleus of an intervertebral disc. The nucleus replacement prosthesis includes an elastic porous construct having a plurality of interconnected pores. The porous construct may be formed of a non-hydrogel material. The porous construct is compressible by the application of an applied compressive force from... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100145458 - Apparatus and method for anterior intervertebral spinal fixation and fusion: A fixation device, the device includes a housing with a leading deep surface, a trailing outer surface, weight bearing sides, and top and bottom surfaces, a shaft running from the leading deep surface to the trailing outer surface of the housing, and a plurality of blades preloaded onto the shaft... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20100145461 - Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices: An instrumentation set may include insertion instruments for forming an implant between bone structures. The insertion instruments may include a spreader and a separator. The bone structures may be vertebrae. Implant members may be attached to the spreader and positioned between the bone structures. The separator may be inserted into... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group / Zimmer

20100145455 - Lockable spinal implant: 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

20100145456 - Lockable spinal implant: 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

20100145457 - Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing: A method and system for the creation or modification of the wear surface of orthopedic joints, involving the preparation and use of one or more partially or fully preformed and procured components, adapted for insertion and placement into the body and at the joint site. In a preferred embodiment, component(s)... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100145463 - Nested interbody spinal fusion implants: Tapered root threaded hollow perforated interbody spinal fusion implants are disclosed for placement into a disc space in a human spine between adjacent vertebral bodies. The implants have opposite arcuate portions with lockable screws passing therethrough for engaging each of the adjacent vertebral bodies. The implants are adapted for use... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20100145462 - Preformed membranes for use in intervertebral disc spaces: Spinal motion preservation assemblies adapted for use in a spinal motion segment are disclosed including the process for delivering and assembling the spinal motion preservation assemblies in the spinal motion segment via an axial channel created with a trans-sacral approach. The disclosed mobility preservation assemblies provide for dynamic stabilization of... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100145459 - Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly: An implant for insertion into a disc space between vertebrae, wherein the implant includes a spacer portion, a plate portion coupled to the spacer portion, two bone fixation elements for engaging the vertebrae and a retention mechanism for preventing the bone fixation elements from postoperatively backing-out of the plate portion.... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100145460 - Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly: An implant for insertion into the disc space between vertebrae. The implant including a spacer portion, a plate portion coupled to the spacer portion, a plurality of bone fixation elements for engaging the vertebrae and a retention mechanism for preventing the bone fixation elements from postoperatively uncoupling from the implant.... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100145464 - Device and method for force management within a joint: Disclosed is a device and method of management of forces within a joint. The device includes a first component with a first magnet arrangement providing a first magnetic field, a second component to interface with the first component with a second magnet arrangement providing a second magnetic field, and a... Agent: Schox PLC

20100145465 - Canine prosthetic elbow joint: The application relates to a prosthetic canine elbow joint (1) comprising a radioulnar component (12) mountable in a trochlear notch of the ulna (2) and an articular fovea of a radius which is engagable with a humeral component (10) mountable on a trochlear bone portion of a humerus (4) to... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100145466 - Metal-on-metal modular hybrid liner: A prosthetic joint assembly that includes a shell including an inner surface. The assembly also includes a bearing member including an outer surface. The bearing member is received by the shell such that the outer surface of the bearing member is adjacent the inner surface of the shell. Furthermore, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100145468 - Artificial bone capable of being absorbed and replaced by autogenous bone and its production method: An artificial bone capable of being absorbed and replaced by an autogenous bone, which comprises a cylindrical body obtained by rolling a sheet-shaped apatite/collagen composite, a hollow center portion of the cylindrical body penetrating from one end surface to the other end surface having a diameter of 100-1000 μm.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100145469 - Bioceramic implants having bioactive substance: A bioceramic endoprosthesis includes a reservoir or deposition of a bioactive substance, such as an angiogenic growth factor, that can provide a biological function, such as vascularization of the endoprosthesis. Such a bioceramic can be prepared by a low temperature direct rapid prototyping inkjet printing system and process. Such a... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100145472 - Gastric restrictor assembly and method of use: A gastric restrictor assembly for positioning within the digestive tract, e.g., stomach, of a patient to treat obesity is disclosed. The gastric restrictor assembly includes an attachment mechanism for attaching the assembly within a body lumen and a valve assembly for adjusting the diameter of a throughbore defined by valve... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100145471 - Prosthetic lung: A prosthetic lung for receipt by a lung space of a patient includes a mass exchange apparatus for use in blood/air mass exchange, an air sac and an air vessel. The mass exchange includes plural blood flow conduits for defining blood flow and a plural air flow conduits for defining... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20100145470 - Scaffolding for tissue regeneration or repair: The present invention relates to bioresorbable scaffolding for tissue regeneration or repair. The present invention describes an epithelial organoid comprising an aggregate of epithelial cells predominantly expressing markers associated with differentiated cell types, and an aggregate which assumes a structure or performs a function associated with an epithelial organ or... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100145467 - Porous ureteral stent: In some embodiments, a stent includes an elongate member and a distal retention member. The elongate member is configured to be disposed within a ureter of a patient and has a first portion, a second portion and a plurality of beads bonded together. The plurality of beads define a plurality... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100145473 - Gradient template for angiogensis during large organ regeneration: This invention relates to highly porous scaffolding and methods of producing the same. Specifically, the scaffolding comprises a pore volume fraction of no less than 80% (v/v) of the total volume of the scaffold and interconnecting pores forming channels in the scaffold.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100145474 - Assist device: A gripping assist device is removably attachable to the forearm of a user. The assist device has a sleeve with an opening sized to receive a handle or grip of an item.... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

  
06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100137967 - Device for controlling a catheter: A device for deploying a stent, is connected to a catheter, the catheter being equipped with support structure for supporting the stent and with a deployment mechanism for deploying this stent. The device includes a portion connected to the stent-supporting structure and a portion connected to the stent-deploying mechanism. According... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100137966 - System and method for sequentially deploying two or more implantable medical devices: An intraluminal delivery system for sequentially deploying two or more implantable medical devices includes two or more such devices arranged longitudinally adjacent to each other about an inner catheter. One or more separator bands are slideably disposed about the inner catheter, and each of the bands is positioned between adjacent... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100137968 - Stent delivery system with improved retraction member: An expandable stent and delivery system is provided for treating body vessel defects, such as partially occluded blood vessels and aneurysms. The delivery system includes a core member having a non-cylindrical retraction member with extending portions configured to extend between struts of the stent. The stent includes enlarged anchor members... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100137969 - Composite medical textile material and implantable devices made therefrom: An implantable composite medical device having a longitudinal length a woven textile portion having yarns interlaced in a woven pattern, a knitted textile portion having yarns interlooped in a knitted pattern. The woven and knitted portions are securably attached to one and the other to provide a composite woven and... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100137973 - Layered bifurcation stent: An implantable medical device has an outer stent with a tubular body disposed about a longitudinal axis. The outer stent includes members defining openings which are in fluid communication with a flow path. At least one opening is larger than adjacent openings when the outer stent is in an expanded... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100137970 - Method of electroplating a conversion electron emitting source on implant: Methods for preparing an implant coated with a conversion electron emitting source (CEES) are disclosed. The typical method includes cleaning the surface of the implant; placing the implant in an activating solution comprising hydrochloric acid to activate the surface; reducing the surface by H2 evolution in H2SO4 solution; and placing... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100137972 - Sintered moulded body: A sintered molded body consisting of a material that contains aluminum oxide with chromium doping, zirconium oxide with Y-stabilization and strontium aluminates with variable Cr-doping, which is particularly suitable for medical applications.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100137971 - Stent with a structure of a biocorrodible material and a controlled corrosion behavior: The invention relates to a stent with a structure of a biocorrodible magnesium alloy or tungsten alloy, which comprises a multiplicity of web sections connected to one another, wherein (i) the structure has a support structure of a number of first web sections connected to one another, which are designed... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100137974 - Stent with graduated stiffness: Disclosed herein is a stent having a generally tubular stent body with a first end region, a second end region, and a third region therebetween. The stent has a plurality of circumferential serpentine bands and a plurality of connector columns. Each connector column is located between two immediately adjacent serpentine... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100137975 - Active-substance-coated medical product, method for its production and its uses: The present invention relates to a medical product that can be implanted or introduced into a vascular system of a human or animal organism, having an active substance coating according to the invention on the surface of the medical product, to a method for the production of a medical product... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100137977 - Coating for medical device having increased surface area: Described herein are implantable medical devices for delivering a therapeutic agent to the body tissue of a patient, and methods for making such medical devices. In particular, the implantable medical devices, such as intravascular stents, have a coating which includes at least one coating composition and has an exposed abluminal... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100137976 - Systems and methods for treating heart tissue via localized delivery of parp inhibitors: The systems and methods of the present disclosure, in a broad aspect, provide for treatment of cardiac tissue via localized delivery of PARP inhibitors. These systems include a composition comprising at least one poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor; and at least one delivery device for introducing the composition into the cardiac... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100137978 - Medical implants including iridium oxide: A medical implant includes iridium oxide. The iridium oxide has a plurality of Ir—O σ bonds and a plurality of Ir═O σ bonds. The iridium oxide has a ratio of the Ir—O σ bonds to the Ir═O π bonds that is greater than 1.3.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100137979 - Sinus-engaging valve fixation member: A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100137980 - Annular prosthesis for a mitral valve: An annular prosthesis for a mitral valve that may include a posterior half-ring and an anterior half-ring coupled to each other on a first transverse plane which defines a maximum width section of the prosthesis. The ratio between the distance between the anterior half-ring and the posterior half-ring, as measured... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100137981 - Ocular implant with shape change capabilities: Disclosed are devices, methods and systems for treatment of eye disease such as glaucoma. Implants are described herein that enhance aqueous flow through the normal outflow system of the eye with minimal to no complications. The implant can be reversibly deformed to a first shape, such as a generally linear... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100137982 - Method for creating incisions to improve intraocular lens placement: A system and method for inserting an intraocular lens in a patient's eye includes a light source for generating a light beam, a scanner for deflecting the light beam to form an enclosed treatment pattern that includes a registration feature, and a delivery system for delivering the enclosed treatment pattern... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20100137983 - Intraocular lens: A system and method for inserting an intraocular lens in a patient's eye includes a light source for generating a light beam, a scanner for deflecting the light beam to form an enclosed treatment pattern that includes a registration feature, and a delivery system for delivering the enclosed treatment pattern... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20100137984 - Controlled vapor deposition of biocompatible coatings for medical devices: An intraocular lens with a hydrophilic polymer coating composition and method of preparing same are provided. Specifically, a composition suitable for reducing tackiness in intraocular lenses is provided wherein an acrylic intraocular lens is treated by vapor deposition with an alkoxy silyl terminated polyethylene glycol polymer composition.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100137985 - Breast implants and methods of manufacture: An implantable soft tissue prosthesis comprising a hollow shell formed of a flexible elastomeric envelope, the shell having an inner volume and an exterior surface, when the inner volume is filled with an elastomeric silicone tubing that is preshaped conforming to the inner volume of the shell, the prosthesis being... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100137986 - Implants and methods for treating bone: An orthopedic implant comprising a deformable, expandable implant body configured for treating abnormalities in bones, such as compression fractures of vertebra, necrosis of femurs and the like. An exemplary implant body comprises a small cross-section threaded element that is introduced into a bone region and thereafter is expanded into a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100137987 - Intramedullary repair system for vertebra fractures: An system for reducing a fracture in an vertebral body is disclosed herein. The system may include incremental implant elements and a delivery device. The incremental implant elements are configured for percutaneous delivery into, and accumulation within, a volume of the vertebral body. The delivery device is configured to percutaneously... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100137988 - Compliant interbody fusion device with deployable bone anchors: An interbody fusion implant with deployable bone anchors includes a support member, a monolithic body that accommodates the support member, and a longitudinal hole along a vertical length of the support member. The support member includes a first end and a second end. The second end includes two flanges. The... Agent: Rahman LLC

20100137989 - Intervertebral implant with fixation mechanism: The present application is directed to implants for positioned between vertebral members. The implant may include a superior surface to contact against a first vertebral member, and an inferior surface to contact against a second vertebral member. The implant includes a fixation mechanism that is operable to extend a portion... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100137992 - Physologically movable intervertebral disc prosthesis for the lumbar and cervical spine: Disclosed is an intervertebral disc prosthesis for the total replacement of a natural intervertebral disc within the lumbar and cervical spine, comprising of articulating sliding partners. The upper sliding partner has means for a firm assembly to an upper vertebral body and the lower sliding partner has means for a... Agent: Joyce Von Natzmer Pequignot + Myers LLC

20100137990 - Porous substrates for implantation: A porous substrate or implant for implantation into a human or animal body constructed from a structural material and having one or more regions which when implanted are subjected to a relatively lower mechanical loading. The region(s) are constructed with lesser mechanical strength by having a lesser amount of structural... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100137991 - Prosthetic nucleus with a preformed membrane: Multi-membrane prosthetic nucleus and implants using same are disclosed having an outermost membrane that is semi-compliant and limits the innermost membrane and any intermediate membranes that are highly compliant from bulging out of any opening in the annulus fibrosus. The outermost membrane may help protect the innermost membrane from trauma... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100137993 - Extended articular surface resurfacing head: A modular humeral head resurfacing implant including a head, an anchoring stem, and a modular extended articulation flange. The head includes an exterior hemispherical articulating surface defining a terminating rim, an interior concave surface opposite to the exterior articulating surface, and a first coupling mechanism proximate to the terminating rim.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100137994 - Prosthesis for part of a joint, with an anti-twist element: The invention relates to a joint part prosthesis, particularly for a finger joint, consisting of either a proximal or a distal component, as well as a shaft that extends away from this component, to be mounted in a bone, which shaft is configured with a fin-like anti-twist device. According to... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100137995 - Acetabular shell: An acetabular cup assembly for a prosthetic hip joint is disclosed. This assembly includes an outer shell having at least one shell extension, an adaptor having at least one adaptor extension, and an insert. The inclusion of an extension on the outer shell and an extension on the adaptor allows... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100137996 - Femoral and tibial base components: Various embodiments are directed to base components that are usable with implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems. According to one embodiment, the base component includes a low-profile body having a elongate, straight portion at a first end and a curved body portion at a second end. The second end is elevated... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Exploramed Nc4, Inc.

20100137997 - Process for realising biologically-compatible three-dimensional elements: The process for realizing biologically-compatible three-dimensional elements comprises sintering in forming means (6) and at a sintering temperature (T1), by passing an electrical current and applying a pressure, a volume (11) of forming material, obtaining formed concave and/or convex elements (1). Before the sintering operation, a granular material (12) is... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100137998 - Esophageal valve: An esophageal valve comprising a polymeric valve body having an outer support region, at least three valve leaflets, and a main body region extending between the support region and the valve leaflets. The valve has a normally closed configuration in which the valve is closed, an antegrade open configuration in... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100137999 - Soft tissue fixation devices: Remodeling of body tissue using a bioabsorbable implant that maintains or otherwise mechanically assists a more permanent implant or other treatment take, for example, by the treatment causing fibrosis. For example, the apparatus and methods can be used for hernia, organ prolapse and cosmetic purposes, such as breast and face... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100138000 - Novel enhanced methods for mimicking human gait with prosthetic knee devices: A prosthetic knee provides a single axis of rotation and includes a hydraulic damping cylinder, a microprocessor, and sensors. Based on input from the sensors, the microprocessor selects a flow path within the hydraulic cylinder in order to provide the proper amount of knee resistance to bending for a given... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

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