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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor July category listing 07/10

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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100191317 - Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts: An implantable endoluminal device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid and tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of an monolithic material deposited into a monolayer and etched into regions of structural members... Agent: Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20100191318 - Medical devices: Medical devices, such as stents, stent-grafts, grafts, guidewires, and filters, having enhanced radiopacity are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100191319 - Atraumatic stent and method and apparatus for making the same: A method of braiding a stent includes braiding a number of elongate filaments around a mandrel using tensioned braiding carriers without spooling the filaments to the tensioned braiding carriers to form a braided stent having atraumatic ends.... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100191320 - Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient: The present invention relates to a stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient. Specifically, the present invention relates to an expandable stent for an endoprosthesis used in the treatment of a narrowing of a cardiac valve and/or... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100191321 - Self-expansible stent with radiopaque markers and method of making such a stent: Pushing a self-expanding stent from one of its ends, during release of the stent at a stenting site in a bodily lumen, by proximal withdrawal of a surrounding sheath, can impose unacceptably high stresses on parts of the strut network of the stent. For location of stents in a bodily... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100191322 - System and method for providing a graft in a vascular environment: An apparatus is provided that includes a graft for coupling two vascular conduits within a patient. The graft includes: 1) an anchor system that forms an arc at one end of the conduits; and 2) a body element coupled to the anchor system. The anchor system comprises a biodegradable stent.... Agent: Patent Capital Group

20100191323 - Biodegradable stent graft: A stent may help to reconstruct tissue in a vessel by causing the tissue to re-epithelialize. The stent may include a biodegradable frame and a sheet that coats the frame. The sheet may contain a biological material and may flex in unison with the frame in a radial direction. When... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100191325 - Coating containing pegylated hyaluronic acid and a pegylated non-hyaluronic acid polymer: Provided herein re a composition and a coating or a device (e.g., absorbable stent) that includes a PEGylated hyaluronic acid and a PEGylated non-hyaluronic acid biocompatible polymer and the methods of use thereof.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100191324 - Endoprosthesis and method for manufacturing same: An endoprosthesis, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, for example a stent, having a basic mesh composed of an at least predominantly biodegradable material, and a coating provided on the biodegradable material is proposed. For better control of the degradation the basic mesh is essentially completely covered by a coating which... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100191326 - Apparatus and method for implanting collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves: Apparatus for delivering a prosthetic heart valve into a patient by means that are less invasive than conventional open-chest, open-heart surgery. The prosthetic valve may be collapsed while in a delivery device. When the valve reaches the desired implant site in the patient, the valve can be released from the... Agent: Thomas A Rendos St Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division

20100191327 - Conformable prostheses for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them: A heart valve assembly includes an annular prosthesis and a valve prosthesis. The annular prosthesis includes an annular ring for dilating tissue within a biological annulus and a conformable sewing cuff extending radially from the annular member. The valve prosthesis includes a frame and a valve component. The annular ring... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100191328 - Tissue-engineered silk organs: This invention relates to a lamellae tissue layer, comprising a grooved silk fibroin substrate comprising tissue-specific cells. The silk fibroin substrates provides an excellent means of controlling and culturing cell and extracellular matrix development. A multitude of lamellae tissue layers can be used to create a tissue-engineered organ, such as... Agent: David S. Resnick

20100191329 - Intraocular implants and methods and kits therefor: Devices, methods and kits are described for reducing intraocular pressure. The devices include a support that is implantable within Schlemm's canal and maintains the patency of the canal without substantially interfering with transmural fluid flow across the canal. The devices utilize the natural drainage process of the eye and can... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100191330 - Human mammary prosthetic support and method of implanting: A human mammary prosthetic support (5) is disclosed which comprises a continuous sheet of biocompatible mesh formed into the shape of a cup, securable between the skin and glandular structure of a human breast with an aperture (67) through which the nipple-areola structure is beatable. Also disclosed is a human... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100191331 - Passive ossicle prosthesis comprising applicator: An ossicle prosthesis has, at on one end, a first fastening element for connection to the tympanic membrane or a component of the ossicular chain, on the other end, a second fastening element for connection to a further component of the ossicular chain, or directly to the inner ear, and... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100191332 - Implantable tendon protection systems and related kits and methods: An implantable tendon protection system includes a body adapted to be implanted within a bursa overlying a tendon of a patient to protect the tendon. The body may be fixed to the tendon with adhesive, sutures, staples, and/or anchors. A surgical kit is provided with such a tendon protection system... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100191333 - Load-bearing spinal interbody device: A spinal interbody device includes a compliant inner dampener in combination with a rigid outer material of outer shells. An inner dampener includes a rim with pillars and heads coupled to a complimentary inner structure of the outer shells.... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100191334 - Intervertebral prosthesis with self-tapping fixing projections: An intervertebral prosthesis, in particular for the cervical spine, has two attachment plates connected in an articulated manner. The attachment surfaces of the attachment plates, which are configured for attachment to adjacent vertebral bodies have a base surface configured to bear on the surface of the vertebral bodies, and self-tapping... Agent: Cervitech, Inc.

20100191336 - Fixation device and method: An implantable orthopedic stability device is disclosed. The device can have a contracted and an expanded configuration. A method of using the device between adjacent vertebral surfaces for support and/or fixation of either or both of the adjacent vertebrae is also disclosed.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100191337 - Interbody device for spinal applications: An intervertebral spacer includes a leading end, a trailing end comprising an opening having a clearance and a post positioned across the clearance. The post has an external surface configured to accept an extending portion of an insertion tool and to torsionally engage a complementary surface of the insertion tool... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery

20100191338 - Intervertebral prosthetic disc: A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower plates, a core disposed between the plates, and at least one projection extending from at least one of the upper and lower curved surfaces of the core into at least one recess of one of the inner surfaces... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100191335 - Spinal nucleus prosthesis device: An implantable prosthesis device is disclosed. The prosthesis device comprises one or more compartments bounded by a substantially closed porous envelope made at least in part of non-woven polymer fibers, and a filler structure at least partially filling the compartment(s) and being made, at least in part, of non-woven swellable... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100191339 - Determining the offset of the head part of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis stem component: A method of determining the offset of the head part of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis stem component, relative to the neck of the stem part on which the head part can be fitted, involves obtaining a first and second images of the patient's joint on a non-coincident first and second... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100191340 - Articulating humeral head prosthesis: A humeral prosthesis includes a stem component and a humeral head component. The humeral head component has a configuration that is similar to the curvature of the humeral head to allow the head to reconstruct the anatomy of the damaged humerus. The stem component is threaded and cannulated and engages... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100191342 - Total knee implant: A knee prosthesis is provided for use in knee arthroplasty. In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides a tibial prosthesis having a tibial baseplate with a fixed medial bearing component and a mobile lateral bearing component. In one exemplary embodiment, the lateral bearing component is secured to the lateral... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100191341 - Lateral condyle posterior inflection for total knee implant: A prosthetic knee includes a femoral component and a tibial component that cooperate to promote joint stability in deep flexion of the knee. An articulating surface of the femoral component transitions from a convex curvature to a concave curvature at a femoral inflection point. An articulating surface of the tibial... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100191343 - Prosthetic finger: The invention relates to a prosthetic finger (1) with a proximal member (10), a medial member (20) and a distal member (30) that are mounted pivotably on one another, and with a motor (40) which is arranged in the prosthetic finger (1) and which, via a gear mechanism, rotates the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100191344 - Set for producing a resurfacing hip implant: Described here is a set for the construction of a resurfacing hip implant. It comprises a thin metal cup for cemented insertion into the natural acetabulum, a thin metal cap for cemented placement upon the natural femoral head, and an inlay which can be placed in the cup of the... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. Four Penn Center

20100191345 - Prosthetic element and relative method to make it: A prosthetic element including a cap made of metal material. At least part of the cap is a lattice that makes a plurality of open and intercommunicating cavities.... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20100191346 - Bone implant: A bone implant derived from natural bone tissue material, wherein the bone implant is substantially free of non-fibrous tissue proteins, cells and cellular elements and lipids or lipid residues and comprises collagen displaying original collagen fibre architecture and molecular ultrastructure of the natural bone tissue material from which it is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100191347 - Orthopedic fluid damper: The invention relates to an orthopaedic aid, in particular to a prosthesis (58) or orthosis comprising an orthopaedic fluid damper (10) with a displacement chamber (14) formed in a housing (12), with a piston (16) mounted in the displacement chamber (14), with a fluid reservoir for a fluid (20), with... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100191348 - Prosthesis socket and system comprising a prosthesis socket and prosthesis device: The invention relates to a prosthesis shaft for receiving an amputation stump of an extremity, comprising connecting means for a distal prosthesis device (2), wherein the prosthesis shaft (1) comprises at least one shell (11, 12), which has an arched, open cross-section and the shell ends of which in the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100185271 - Delivery apparatus for a retractable self expanding neurovascular stent: The present invention relates to a delivery apparatus for delivering a self-expanding neurovascular stent that allows for smooth movement of the apparatus along a typically tortuous vascular path, ease of stent deployment, and ease of stent retractability being pushed and pulled through the delivery apparatus. The apparatus includes an outer... Agent: Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

20100185270 - Sterilization methods and apparatus: Sterilization methods for implantable prostheses are described where a polymeric stent may be sterilized, e.g., via ETO sterilization, at a temperature below a glass transition temperature of the stent. A separate delivery catheter may be sterilized separately and the stent and delivery catheter may then be combined in an aseptic... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100185272 - Elastin stabilization of connective tissue: A method and product are provided for the treatment of connective tissue weakened due to destruction of tissue architecture, and in particular due to elastin degradation. The treatment agents employ certain unique properties of phenolic compounds to develop a protocol for reducing elastin degradation, such as that occurring during aneurysm... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC

20100185273 - Device and method for treatment of mitral insufficiency: A device for treatment of mitral annulus dilatation comprises an elongate body having two states. In a first of these states the elongate body is insertable into the coronary sinus and has a shape adapting to the shape of the coronary sinus. When positioned in the coronary sinus, the elongate... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100185274 - Adjustable prosthetic valve implant: A prosthetic implant for treating a diseased aortic valve is described. The prosthetic implant includes a substantially tubular body configured to be positioned in an aorta of a patient, at or near the patient's aortic valve. The body includes a lumen extending through the body from a proximal end to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100185276 - Devices and methods for heart valve treatment: Devices and methods for treating heart valves include members that assist the valve in closing during at least a portion of the cardiac cycle. Such devices include members configured to alter the shape of a valve annulus, reposition at least one papillary muscle, and/or plug an orifice of the valve... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100185275 - Modular percutaneous valve structure and delivery method: A modular prosthetic valve device for implantation in a patient is disclosed. The valve device is designed as two or more modules to be delivered unassembled and combined into an assembled valve device in the body—e.g., in the body at or near the site where implantation occurs. The two or... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100185277 - Collapsible prosthetic heart valves: Prosthetic heart valves, which are collapsible to a relatively small circumferential size for less invasive delivery into a patient and which then re-expand to operating size at an implant site in the patient, include a collapsible/expandable stent-like supporting structure and various components of flexible, sheet-like material that are attached to... Agent: Thomas A. Rendos St. Jude Medical, Cardiovascular Division

20100185278 - Apical papillary msucle attachment for left ventricular reduction: This invention relates to devices and methods for the therapeutic changing of the geometry of the left ventricle of the human heart. Specifically, the invention relates to the apical introduction of an anchoring device to align the papillary muscles.... Agent: Juneau Partners

20100185279 - Surgical fastening device: Apparatus for the affixing of prosthetic, mechanical devices to body tissue. Often referred to as a “surgical attachment ring.” At least a portion of the outside edge of said ring is substantially of a non-convex profile. The application may also characterised by the feature of pre-attached or pre-loaded sutures or... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100185280 - Rotary blood pump and control system therefor: A pump assembly and estimation and control system therefor, the pump adapted for continuous flow pumping of blood. In a particular form, the pump is a centrifugal pump wherein the impeller is entirely sealed within the pump housing and is exclusively hydrodynamically suspended therein against movement in three translational and... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100185281 - Hydrophobic pseudo-endothelial implants for treating corneal edema: An ocular implant including a hydrophobic pseudo-endothelial implant and a binding agent applied thereto, the binding agent capable of bonding the implant to a posterior portion of a cornea such that the implant serves as a water barrier enabling dehydration of the cornea.... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20100185282 - Aiding apparatus for nasal cartilage strut in nasal tip surgery: An aiding apparatus for nasal tip plasty is useable in augmentation rhinoplasty. The aiding apparatus for nasal tip plasty includes a strut part and a holding part provided on a lower portion of the strut part and coupled to septal cartilage. Thus, a cartilage scaffold complex useable in nasal tip... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100185283 - Methods and systems for material fixation: A soft tissue fixation system, most typically applicable to orthopedic joint repairs, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee repair procedures, comprises an implant which is placeable in a tunnel disposed in a portion of bone, wherein the tunnel is defined by walls comprised of bone. A first member is... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100185284 - Plasticized bone grafts and methods of making and using same: The invention provides a plasticized bone and/or soft tissue product that does not require special conditions of storage, for example refrigeration or freezing, exhibits materials properties that approximate those properties present in natural tissue, is not brittle, does not necessitate rehydration prior to clinical implantation and is not a potential... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100185285 - Annular repair device and method: Provided is a device and method for repairing a damaged intervertebral disc in the spine of a patient. The device provided having at two slidably engaged components that permit ease of insertion into the void created in the annulus fibrosis of the damaged disc. Also provided is a method of... Agent: Perry E. Van Over & Associates, PLLC

20100185289 - Interbody fusion device and method of operation: An interbody fusion device is provided that includes an interbody cage, a fixation system and an actuation mechanism to deploy one or more blades. The cage acts as an intervertebral spacer and provides resistance to the compressive loads in the spinal column. The fixation system includes an anchor and a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100185286 - Methods of spinal nucleus replacemennt: A multi-piece intervertebral disc augmentation implant that may be assembled within the annulus fibrosus is disclosed. The implant may be guided into a precise location through a relatively small opening in the annulus fibrosus with the aid of an elongated guide.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100185288 - Spinal nucleus replacement implant: An intervertebral prosthesis implantable within a disc space and disposed between upper and lower vertebral endplates is provided. The prosthesis comprises a plurality of prosthesis modules insertable into the disc space, wherein the modules have at least one set of complementarily-shaped and sized surfaces, and wherein at least one of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100185287 - Spinal nucleus replacement implants: A multi-piece intervertebral disc augmentation implant that may be assembled within the annulus fibrosus is disclosed. The implant may be guided into a precise location through a relatively small opening in the annulus fibrosus with the aid of an elongated guide.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100185292 - Apparatus and method for stabilizing adjacent bone portions: An apparatus and method for stabilizing first and second adjacent bone portions. The apparatus has a spacer configured to be placed between the first and second bone portions and at least one stabilizer configured to be joined: a) to each of the first bone portion and the spacer; and b)... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100185290 - Flexible chain implants and instrumentation: A flexible chain implant for insertion into an interior volume of a vertebral body. The implant may be implanted in an insertion position for sliding through a cannula and is flexible for packing into the interior volume in an implanted configuration. The implant randomly separates in the implanted configuration. The... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100185291 - Methods and apparatus for vertebral body distraction and fusion employing flexure members: Improved methods and apparatuses for vertebral body distraction and fusion in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention employ flexure members. Flexure members connect a plurality of structural members to end plates on one end and blocks on another end. Upon insertion into the disc space, a drive screw... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100185293 - Layer arranged on implant for bone or tissue structure, such an implant, and a method for application of the layer: A layer is arranged on an implant for bone or tissue structure. The layer constitutes a boundary or barrier between the actual or unoxidized body of the implant and the structure for the purpose of increasing retention and has, in this context, a substantial thickness. The layer is designed with... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100185294 - Nanorough alloy substrate: A CoCr substrate for growing mammalian cells and, in particular, chondrocytes and synovial stem cells. The substrate may be treated electrolytically to produce a surface topography that is amenable to cell growth and migration. The substrate shows improved adhesion and migration characteristics and may be useful as a prosthesis or... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100185295 - Articulation prosthesis for small bones, in particular for phalangeal, metacarpo-phalangeal or metatarso-phalangeal articulations: A prosthesis includes a bone anchoring element and a meniscal element capable of being installed on this anchoring element which includes a medullary anchor shaft with a hollow interior, defining a cavity, and a transverse rod fixed and extending through this cavity, and the meniscal element includes an assembly shaft... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100185296 - Modular orthopaedic component case: A case for modular neck components for hip implants. The case may include indicators based on independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100185298 - Acetabular spacer for treatment of hip sepsis: An acetabular spacer for maintaining hip joint position fits into the acetabulum upon removal of an acetabular implant for treatment of infection. The spacer may be composed of a bone cement material infused with antibiotic for improved insertion, treatment, and removal.... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100185297 - Cushion bearing implants for load bearing applications: An acetabular implant for use in a hip joint prosthesis is disclosed. The implant includes a body portion comprising a polycarbonate polyurethane. The body portion includes a substantially semispherical inner articulating surface defining a socket sized to receive a head portion of a femoral component of the hip joint prosthesis... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100185299 - Bone implant, and set for the production of bone implants: The invention relates to bone implants and sets for producing bone implants. Said bone implants are made from pasty or cementitious preparations which are introduced into open-cell metal structures comprising an interconnected pore system as solid or porous materials and are optionally allowed to set, the metal structure per se... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100185300 - Expulsion liner for prosthetic or orthotic devices and associated methods: The expulsion liner is for use with a prosthetic device to be secured to a residual limb. The expulsion liner includes an elongated elastomeric tube having a closed distal end and an open proximal end, and defining an interior space configured to receive the residual limb. A one-way valve is... Agent: Craig Mackenzie

20100185301 - Equilibrium-point prosthetic and orthotic ankle-foot systems, devices, and methods of use: The present invention relates to a system for use in rehabilitation and/or physical therapy for the treatment of injury or disease. The system can enable an amputee to proceed over any surface without overbalancing. In particular the system is self-adapting to adjust the torque moment depending upon the motion, the... Agent: Bell & Associates

07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100179636 - Graft deployment system: A deployment catheter for deploying endoluminal vascular prosthesis that has at least a main graft portion and a first branch graft portion includes an elongate, flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end and comprising an outer sheath and an inner core that is axially moveable with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179634 - Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics: Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures. The preferred delivery device... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100179635 - Prosthesis deployment system: An introducer for an expandable endovascular prosthesis having a self expanding stent has a distal prosthesis positioning mechanism and a proximal prosthesis retention mechanism. The proximal prosthesis retention mechanism includes a cylindrical sleeve adapted to retain the self expanding stent. A release mechanism extends proximally from the distal prosthesis positioning... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100179632 - Robotic fenestration device having impedance measurement: A method and system for real-time continuous impedance monitoring along the surface of a graft implanted within a main vessel to aid in optimally positioning an electrode at a branch vessel ostium. Due to the conductivity differences among various kinds of solid tissue and blood, a fenestration catheter system uses... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100179638 - Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system: The present invention relates to the endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms at the aortic and iliac bifurcation. In particular, a deployment system and graft are disclosed for deploying the bifurcated graft within both iliac branches, as well as the aortic trunk, from a single vascular access.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179633 - Tissue penetration device and method: A medical device for canalization of a tissue of a body portion by penetration thereof, a kit, a manufacturing method and a method of canalization are disclosed. The device is adapted for trans-catheter delivery to the body portion, and comprises a radially expandable and crimpable or collapsible substantially tubular member... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100179637 - Trans-luminal surgical device: A device for trans-luminal delivery of a self-expanding stent or other surgical device and which is designed for rapid exchange over a guidewire has a guidewire lumen that adjacent its proximal exit port lies side-by-side with the line of the shaft of the device. A sleeve which surrounds and confines... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100179641 - Multi-layered stents and methods of implanting: A method of percutaneously delivering a multi-layered stent assembly to a desired implantation location of a patient including the steps of radially compressing a multi-layered stent assembly to a compressed size for implantation in a patient, the multi-layered stent assembly including a first stent, a second stent coaxially positioned within... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100179640 - Radially expandable system for use in body tubes: A radially expandable system (2) for the usage in body tubes is kept, by fixation of a first part (4) and a second part (6) relative to each other, in a second state (12) in which the system (2) exhibits a larger diameter 14 compared to a first state (8).... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100179639 - Vascular implant: A vascular implant derived from natural vascular tissue material, wherein the vascular implant is substantially free of non-fibrous tissue proteins, cells and cellular elements and lipids or lipid residues and comprises collagenous material displaying the original fibre architecture and molecular ultrastructure of the natural vascular tissue material from which it... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100179642 - Vascular graft with kink resistance after clamping: A self-sealing vascular graft with kink resistance is described. The vascular graft includes a substrate that can be a PTFE, having a self-sealing region that may include several layers of material. The central section of the vascular graft may be constructed differently from surrounding self-sealing regions, in order to provide... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100179643 - Device and method for treating ischemic heart disease: A narrowing intraluminal stent is disclosed and comprises a hollow body and a flow passage therethrough, the hollow body designed for intraluminal placement and having “at least one portion of an inner cross sectional dimension smaller than the cross sectional dimension of the lumen, so as to artificially narrow a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179644 - Barrier stent and use thereof: The present invention relates to a vascular stent that includes an expandable stent defining an interior compartment, a first polymeric layer exposed to the interior compartment defined by the stent, the first layer comprising an agent that promotes re-endothelialization, an agent that inhibits thrombosis, or a combination thereof, and a... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100179646 - Glucose oxidase techniques: Apparatus and methods are described including an implantable medical device for implanting in contact with a portion of a subject's body. Glucose oxidase, having a mass thereof, is coupled to the medical device. The medical device does not have coupled thereto a mass of glucose that exceeds 0.01 percent of... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100179645 - Medical devices having multiple layers: Described herein are medical devices which are configured for implantation or insertion into a subject, preferably a mammalian subject. The medical devices contain one or more multilayer regions, which contain: (a) one or more (typically a plurality of) charged nanoparticle layers and (b) one or more (typically a plurality of)... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100179649 - Method and apparatus for fine adjustment of a percutaneous valve structure: The invention provides a device for fine adjustment of a prosthetic valve device and a method of adjusting the position of a prosthetic valve after implantation. The adjustment mechanism includes complementary structures on a valve member and device frame that cooperate to provide relative axial and/or angular motion between the... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100179647 - Methods of reducing embolism to cerebral circulation as a consequence of an index cardiac procedure: There is disclosed a porous emboli deflector for preventing cerebral emboli while maintaining cerebral blood flow during an endovascular or open surgical procedure. The device prevents the entrance of emboli of a size able to cause stroke (such as greater than 100 microns) from entering either the right or left... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179648 - System and method for placing a percutaneous valve device: A system and process for placing a percutaneous valve device in a body lumen at the location of implantation is provided. The placement system and method are simple and enhance the accuracy of the placement of the valve device. Anchors and placement wires or sutures are used to fix the... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100179650 - Separate aortic artificial valve leaflet and template for preparation thereof: Provided is an artificial aortic valve leaflet useful in the surgical treatment of aortic valve disorders through the reconstruction of aortic leaflets. The artificial aortic valve leaflet comprising a plane having four sides, three sides of which are linear and a remaining side of which is curved. The distance between... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100179651 - Multi-planar tricuspid annuloplasty ring: A multi-planar annuloplasty ring for implantation adjacent to the tricuspid valve with a gap adjacent to the apex of the triangle of Koch. The anterior part of the ring body extending from the highest point at the anteroseptal commissure down to a lower plane at the anteroposterior commissure. During this... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100179652 - Treatment of ocular disease: The invention relates to a novel apparatus for the treatment of ocular disease, particularly glaucoma. The apparatus consists of a locating device to locate Schlemm's Canal within the anterior portion of the eye and a surgical tool to access the canal for treatment. The apparatus allows for guided, minimally invasive... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20100179653 - Intraocular lenses and methods of accounting for capsule size variability and post-implant changes in the eye: Accommodating intraocular lenses and methods of use which account for changes to a capsular bag post-implantation as well as a mismatch is size between the accommodating intraocular lens and capsule.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100179654 - Diversion of mechanical oscillations: A device according to the invention for deflecting mechanical oscillations, at an oscillation receiver location may be set into oscillation along a first axis, and transmits such an oscillation into an oscillation along a second axis at an oscillation output location, wherein the first and the second axis form an... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100179656 - Expandable cage with locking device: An apparatus supports the spine between vertebrae and promotes spinal fusion. The apparatus generally includes a first supporting member, a second support member, and an expansion member. The first support member has a first longitudinal passage extending there through and a first supporting end configured to engage tissue. The second... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100179657 - Expandable support device and method of use: An expandable support device and methods of using the same are disclosed herein. The expandable support device can expand longitudinally. The expandable support device can be deployed in a bone, such as a vertebra, for example to repair a compression fraction or replacement of removed tissue, such as a vertebra... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100179655 - Expandable vertebral prosthesis: The present invention relates to an expandable prosthetic implant device for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, gear member and a locking assembly positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis.... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100179658 - Vertebral body cage: A intervertebral body device for supporting adjacent vertebrae includes a vertebral body member having at least one containment portion and one communicating portion. The containment portion and communication portion provide two distinct functional regions within the cage. One region of the cage provides for the use of a biologic material,... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20100179659 - Cell-nanofiber composite and cell-nanofiber-hydrogel composite amalgam based engineered intervertebral disc: The instant invention is directed to a tissue engineered intervertebral disc comprising at least one inner layer and an exterior layer, wherein: the exterior layer comprises a nanofibrous polymer support comprising one or more polymer nanofibers; the at least one inner layer comprises a hydrogel composition comprising at least one... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100179660 - Intervertebral implant and handling instrument for this intervertebral implant: In an intervertebral implant having an abutment element for abutment on at least one vertebral body, in order to be able to apply pulling forces to the abutment element without the risk of damage to the abutment element, it is proposed that the abutment element carry at a side edge... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100179661 - Elbow prosthesis: A method and apparatus for replacing a selected portion of the anatomy is described. In particular, a prosthesis can be provided to replace a portion of an articulating joint, such as an elbow. The apparatus can be modular for various reasons and each of the modular portions can include a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100179662 - Monoblock ceramic prosthesis devices: Single-piece prosthesis elements chosen from among acetabular cup for hip prosthesis, tibial component and femoral component for knee prosthesis, comprising a body (2) of ceramic material or ceramic matrix composite material, a bioactive porous coating (4) of glass material, glass-ceramic material or glass-ceramic matrix material applied to the surface of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100179663 - Acetabular prosthetic devices: Devices, apparatus, and systems for replacing at least some of the functionality of the natural hip joint and associated methods of implantation are disclosed. In one aspect a prosthetic acetabular cup system is provided. The system includes a metal shell comprising an outer surface for securely engaging a prepared portion... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100179664 - Instrument for use in a joint replacement procedure: An instrument for use in a joint replacement procedure comprises a head part which corresponds to the head of an orthopaedic joint component, in which the head part has a bore formed in it, and a connector for connecting the head part to a stem part of the orthopaedic joint... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100179665 - Implant, in particular dental implant: A metal implant, in particular a dental implant, with a hydrophilic surface for at least partial insertion into a bone, and a method for the production of said implant are described. A particularly advantageous hydrophilic surface for improved osteointegration properties is made available if it is briefly treated, at least... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100179666 - Stent with soluble bladder retention member: Ureteral stents having at least a portion of a proximal end of the ureteral stent constructed with a material that dissolves after being exposed to a bodily fluid for a period of time are disclosed herein. At least a portion of the proximal end portion of the elongate member includes... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global

20100179667 - Scaffold for bone and tissue repair in mammals: A mammalian tissue scaffold and method for making a tissue scaffold including a rigid scaffold body of biocompatible glass fibers bonded together and in special alignment to define open channels within the scaffold to allow fluid flow into and within the scaffold.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100179668 - Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity systems: Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity apparatus and methods that perform in a variety of different situations by detecting the terrain that is being traversed, and adapting to the detected terrain. In some embodiments, the ability to control the apparatus for each of these situations builds upon five basic capabilities: (1) determining the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100174351 - Chemically and biologically modified medical devices: Biocompatible materials for use in vascular applications or for implantation have been engineered, combining human recombinant tropoelastin with other synthetic or natural biomaterials to form protoelastin. The materials can be in the form of elastin films on metal or polymer substrates, laminates of alternating polymer and elastin, blends of polymer... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100174352 - Catheter system for angioplasty and stenting with embolic protection: Apparatus and methods are described for performing angioplasty and stenting with embolic protection. A catheter system includes an angioplasty balloon catheter, a balloon-expandable stent, an embolic protection device and a linking device. The catheter system has an undeployed configuration in which the balloon-expandable stent is mounted on the inflatable angioplasty... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20100174353 - Drug-polymer coated stent: The present invention provides a method and system for loading drug onto a stent. The method comprises positioning at least one polymer coated stent on a mandrel, positioning a drug infused sheath onto the stent and diffusing drug from the sheath into the polymer coating of the stent. The system... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100174354 - Stent placement device and stent placement method: A stent placement device and a stent placement method, despite a simple structure thereof, can surely and readily deploy a stent by placing a distal end thereof prior to a proximal end thereof, having favorably low invasiveness, and smoothly insert and arrange the stent into a desired position, without damaging... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

20100174355 - Delivery and recovery sheaths for medical devices: A deployment control system provides controlled deployment of an embolic protection device which may include a guide wire, an expandable filter attached to the guide wire near its distal end, and a restraining sheath that maintains the expanded filter in a collapsed position. The deployment control system includes a torque... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100174356 - Stent grafts with bioactive coatings: Stent grafts are provided comprising an endoluminal stent and a graft, wherein the stent graft releases an agent which induces the in vivo adhesion of the stent graft to vessel walls, or, otherwise induces or accelerates an in vivo fibrotic reaction causing said stent graft to adhere to vessel wall.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100174357 - Vascular prosthesis of varying flexibility: A vascular prosthesis including a tubular body and a plurality of independent support members disposed on a surface of the tubular body. Spacing between the independent support members is varied to vary the flexibility of the vascular prosthesis.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100174358 - Multi-segment modular stent and methods for manufacturing stents: A modular stent comprises at least one stent module including an intermediate segment consisting of one of either a closed-cell segment or a Z-segment and a pair of end segments connected to respective longitudinal ends of said intermediate segment, each end segment consisting of the other of said closed-cell segment... Agent: Cozen O''''connor

20100174359 - Methods and systems for stent-valve manufacture and assembly: Embodiments of the current disclosure provide a bioprosthetic heart valve and methods of assembling and usage of the same.... Agent: Brian P. Hopkins Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100174360 - Medical devices and methods of making the same: An endoprosthesis, such as a stent, having a layer that can enhance the biocompatibility of the endoprosthesis, and methods of making the endoprosthesis are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100174362 - Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency or stenosis: A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta with a catheter. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has a plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100174363 - One piece prosthetic valve support structure and related assemblies: Valve prostheses are disclosed that are adapted for secure and aligned placement relative to a heart annulus. The valve prostheses may be placed in a non-invasive manner, e.g., via trans-catheter techniques. The valve prosthesis may include a support ring, a plurality of leaflet membranes mounted with respect to the support... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20100174364 - Implantable valve prosthesis with independent frame elements: An implantable valve prosthesis is provided. The valve prosthesis includes a frame structure having first and second independent frame elements. A graft member is attached to both the first and second frame elements and includes a closure member, such as a valve leaflet. The closure member is movable between a... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100174361 - Prosthetic valve with semi-rigid and flexible leaflets: The invention relates to a prosthetic valve for regulating fluid flow through a body lumen. The valve includes a frame and a valve member comprising at least one semi-rigid leaflet and at least one flexible leaflet.... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100174365 - Mitral annuloplasty ring: A mitral annuloplasty ring composed of a D-shaped annular structure and made of rigid or semi-rigid material, a coating of the annular structure made of inert tissue and suited to be fixed with sutures to the heart tissues, and a pair of movable and sliding metal or plastic strips positioned... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20100174366 - Eustachian tube device: The present invention provides a device stenting the ET. The stent (device) provides enhanced ventilation and drainage to the middle ear. Also provided is a method for inserting the device into the Eustachian tube and through the isthmus of a human subject.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100174367 - Implantable medical devices comprising bio-degradable alloys: The invention provides medical devices comprising high-strength alloys which degrade over time in the body of a human or animal, at controlled degradation rates, without generating emboli. In one embodiment the alloy is formed into a bone fixation device such as an anchor, screw, plate, support or rod. In another... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100174368 - Platelet-derived growth factor compositions and methods for the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries: The invention provides compositions and methods for treatment of tendon and ligament injuries and/or repair of damaged tendons and ligament. The invention provides compositions comprising a biocompatible matrix and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF).... Agent: Biomimetic Therapeutics Inc. C/o Mofo Palo Alto

20100174369 - Graft fixation device: A graft fixation device (1) comprising a sheath (2) having a body (9) that defines an inner longitudinal bore (8) and a member (3) for receipt within said bore (8), wherein said sheath (2) comprises at least one projection (15) moveably connected to said sheath body (9) and said at... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100174370 - Palatal implant: A device for modifying an eating behavior of a subject is provided. The device is configured for implantation within the oral cavity and is capable of altering a palatal vault of the subject.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100174372 - Plastic implant impregnated with a degradation protector: A plastic implant device for a mammal that contains a rare earth metal compound tracer and a method for detecting degradation such as wear of the implanted device are disclosed. The tracer can also be present with a separate antioxidant or the tracer compound can be can be the salt... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100174371 - Artificial intervertebral disc trials having a cylindrical engagement surface: Instrumentation for implanting an artificial intervertebral disc includes static trials, the static trials including first and second trial baseplates immovably coupled to one another via a trunk extending therebetween, each trial baseplate having an outwardly facing surface approximating a contour of a corresponding outwardly facing surface of an articifial intervertebral... Agent: Spine Mp Lerner, David, Et Al.

20100174373 - Expandable spinal prosthesis: A device is disclosed for insertion in the human or animal body in order to increase the spacing between adjacent spinous processes of the spinal column. The device comprises a plurality of shaped members which are pivotally joined to each other and arranged around a central screwed rod which is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100174374 - Dynamic spinal implants incorporating cartilage bearing graft material: A dynamic spinal implant utilizes cartilage bearing graft material in dynamic disc replacement and/or facet arthroplasty. Methods and apparatus for dynamic spinal implants incorporate bulk articular graft tissues derived from donor joint sources in human (allograft or autograft) or non-human (xenograft) tissue. The donor joint is preferably prepared as a... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100174375 - Spinal tissue distraction devices: Spinal tissue distraction devices that include at least one guide member for guiding a distraction device to a location between layers of spinal tissue. The guide member has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion is adapted for insertion between the tissue layers and... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100174376 - Joint arthroplasty devices formed in situ: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100174377 - Reticulated particle porous coating for medical implant use: A composition, a medical implant constructed from the composition, and a method of making the composition are described. The composition comprises a porous-coated substrate, the porous coating comprising a reticulated particle coating, the coating being formed by fusing the reticulated particle to the surface, preferably by sintering.... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100174378 - Knee joint prosthesis system and method for implantation: A prosthesis system for replacing a knee joint between a femur and a tibia can include a femoral component, a tibial component, a bearing, a first yoke, and a first key. The femoral component can include a first condylar portion, a second condylar portion, a first sidewall extending superiorly from... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100174379 - Knee prostheses: A total knee prosthesis comprises a femoral component and a patellar component. The femoral component has a patellar flange into which is built a twist or roller coaster configuration. The patellar component has an off-set dome with respective lateral and medial facets. The configuration of the patellar flange resists forces... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20100174380 - Extended range of motion, constrained prosthetic hip-joint: A prosthetic hip-joint includes: a. a prosthetic acetabulum cup for implantation into a pelvis; b. a prosthetic femoral assembly which includes: i. a ball-shaped femoral head that during implantation becomes located within the cup; and ii. a femoral stem that is fixed at a first end to the head, and... Agent: Donald E Schreiber Donald E Scheiber A Professional Corporation

20100174382 - Bone tissue implant comprising strontium ions: p

20100174383 - Ceramic layered medical implant: A new composition and medical implant made there from comprises a thick diffusion hardened zone, and layered ceramic surface. Orthopedic implants comprising the new composition, methods of making the new composition, and methods of making orthopedic implants comprising the new composition are disclosed.... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100174381 - Suction stent: The present invention relates to a stent for introduction into a hollow organ, in particular the gastrointestinal tract, of a human or animal patient, which brings about vacuum sealing of leaks, such as anastomosis insufficiencies, in the hollow organ.... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20100174384 - Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity systems: Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity apparatus and methods that perform in a variety of different situations by detecting the terrain that is being traversed, and adapting to the detected terrain. In some embodiments, the ability to control the apparatus for each of these situations builds upon five basic capabilities: (1) determining the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100174385 - Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity systems: Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity apparatus and methods that perform in a variety of different situations by detecting the terrain that is being traversed, and adapting to the detected terrain. In some embodiments, the ability to control the apparatus for each of these situations builds upon five basic capabilities: (1) determining the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

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

20100168832 - Scaffolds for artificial heart valves and vascular structures: The invention relates to scaffolds for artificial heart valves and vascular structures comprising a biocompatible block copolymer. A method and means for producing said scaffold are also provided.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100168836 - Balloon sizing of valve annulus for percutaneous valves: Balloon sizing of valve annulus for percutaneous valves. In at least one embodiment of a device to size a valve annulus of the present disclosure, the device comprises an elongated body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having a lumen therethrough, a balloon positioned along the... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100168837 - Blood perfusion device: Medical devices, as well as methods of treatment and manufacturing such devices, are provided for applying vascular therapy locally within the body vessel. The medical devices include an expandable tubular frame and a sleeve or graft material. The medical devices can be used for local delivery of a therapeutic agent... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168834 - Delivery device: A delivery device for deploying an expandable prosthesis and method of use thereof are described. The delivery device includes an outer sheath that is capable of retracting in a proximal direction and resheathing over the prosthesis in a distal direction. The device includes a drive pulley that can engage gears... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168835 - Stent delivery device with rolling stent retaining sheath: A delivery device for delivering a stent device that is expandable from a radially reduced, delivery configuration to a radially expanded, deployed configuration. A retaining sheath is disposed over the stent device for maintaining the stent device in the delivery configuration. A pull line to be pulled upon is provided... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100168833 - Stent with reduced profile, delivery system, and method of manufacture: An intraluminal stent, an intraluminal stent delivery system, and a method of manufacturing a stent. The stent (40) includes a stent body having a plurality of struts (46). The struts (46) are positioned to minimize overlap one to another when the stent is rolled at an angle. The rolled stent... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100168838 - Trigger wire system: A prosthesis deployment device having a elongate catheter body and a trigger wire guide concentric about the elongate catheter body where the trigger wire guide comprises three trigger wire lumens separate and apart from a guide wire lumen, with three trigger wires being at least partially disposed in the three... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168840 - Methods for removing a valve from a vessel: Methods for removing a valve from a bodily vessel. In at least one method for removing a valve from a bodily vessel, the method comprises the steps of introducing an umbrella device into a vessel, positioning the umbrella device within an aperture within the valve, deploying a first umbrella of... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100168839 - Prosthetic heart valves: A prosthetic heart valve (10) (e.g., a prosthetic aortic valve) is designed to be somewhat circumferentially collapsible and then re-expandable. The collapsed condition may be used for less invasive delivery of the valve into a patient. When the valve reaches the implant site in the patient, it re-expands to normal... Agent: Thomas A. Rendos

20100168842 - Coronary stent with asymmetric drug releasing controlled coating: A coronary stent is provided with asymmetric drug releasing controlled coating used in interventional therapy of coronary disease, containing a bare stent and a coating consisting of drug and carrier, the coating is coated onto the outer wall surface of the bare stent, and is multi-layered. The drug concentration in... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100168841 - Metal alloys for medical devices: A medical device that is at least partially formed of a novel metal alloy, which novel metal alloy improves the physical properties of the medical device.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100168843 - Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same: Coatings for implantable devices or endoluminal prosthesis, such as stents, are provided, including a method of forming the coatings. The coatings can be used for the delivery of an active ingredient or a combination of active ingredients.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100168844 - Methods and systems for reducing paravalvular leakage in heart valves: A replacement valve comprises a valve body having an inflow end, an outflow end, and a valve support structure, and a valve cuff surrounding the inflow end of the valve body. The valve support structure surrounds the valve body, and the valve cuff is coupled to the valve support structure.... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

20100168846 - Annuloplasty ring holder: An annuloplasty ring holder including a head having an upper surface and an annuloplasty ring receiving surface facing opposite the upper surface. The annuloplasty ring holder also includes means for attaching an annuloplasty ring to the annuloplasty ring receiving surface. The means for attaching an annuloplasty ring to the annuloplasty... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100168845 - Semi-rigid annuloplasty ring and band: An annuloplasty ring comprising an elongate tube of suturable material formed into a ring. A stiffener configured to prevent axial compression and radial deformation of the ring is received in the tube in a first circumferential segment of the ring. An axial support configured to prevent axial compression of the... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100168847 - Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ: An intravascular support device includes a support or reshaper wire, a proximal anchor and a distal anchor. The support wire engages a vessel wall to change the shape of tissue adjacent the vessel in which the intravascular support is placed. The anchors and support wire are designed such that the... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100168848 - Two-stage rotodynamic blood pump: A pump (10) includes a housing, a stator (20) supported in the housing, and a rotor assembly (30). The rotor assembly (30) includes a rotor (32) supported in the housing for rotation relative to the stator (20) about an axis (12). The rotor assembly (30) also includes a first impeller... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100168849 - Transcorneal vision assistance device: The invention provides a transcorneal vision assistance device implantable in the eye of a patient. A preferred embodiment transcorneal microtelescope vision assistance device is implantable in the eye of a patient and includes a keratoprosthesis configured to replace a portion of the cornea of a patient and to secure the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100168850 - Brush copolymers: Brush copolymers containing (a) monomeric units derived from an ethylenically unsaturated-containing monomer containing one or more boronic acid moieties; and (b) monomeric units derived from an ethylenically unsaturated-containing macromonomer having hydrophilic units and boronic acid units are disclosed.... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100168852 - Brush copolymers: Brush copolymers containing (a) monomeric units derived from an ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing one or more boronic acid moieties and; and (b) monomeric units derived from an ethylenically unsaturated-containing hydrophilic macromonomer are disclosed.... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100168851 - Surface modified biomedical devices: Disclosed are surface modified biomedical devices having a coating on a surface thereof, the coating comprising an inner layer comprising a polymer comprising monomeric units derived from an ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing a boronic acid moiety, and an outer layer comprising a hydrophilic hydrolyzed reactive polymer comprising monomeric units derived... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100168853 - Spray method for forming shells for prostheses: Shells for mammary prostheses and other devices are created by spraying a silicone dispersion onto a mandrel. Several coats of dispersion are applied with an interval for evaporation of solvent from the dispersion between application of coats. The shells created are uniform in thickness and have a desirably defect-free surface.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100168854 - Method for producing implants with an ultrahydrophilic surface: The present invention concerns a process for the production of implants with an ultrahydrophilic surface as well as the implants produced in that way and also processes for the production of loaded, so-called bioactive implant surfaces of metallic or ceramic materials, which are used for implants such as artificial bones,... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100168855 - Method of applying renewable polymeric lens coating: Disclosed are biomedical devices having a hydrophilic coating on a portion of a surface thereof, the biomedical device comprising: (a) a biomedical device obtained from a polymerization product of a monomeric mixture comprising (i) a polymerizable monomer containing a boronic acid moiety and an electron withdrawing moiety; and (ii) a... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100168856 - Multiple piece tissue void filler: A method for the repair of a cartilage defect in a patient in need thereof, including implanting an implant into the cartilage defect, wherein the implant may comprise at least a first material, wherein the first material may be porous and may be a scaffold that is expandable or compressible.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100168857 - Multiple piece tissue void filler: A Flexibly compliant ceramic prosthetic meniscus for the replacement of damaged cartilage in the orthopedic surgical repair or reconstruction of hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and other anatomical joints.... Agent: Edwin Burton Hatch

20100168858 - Expandable interbody implant and method: An interbody implant system for use with a first vertebra having a first endplate and a second vertebra having a second endplate. The system includes an expandable implant that includes a plurality of supports and means for linking the plurality of supports. The plurality of supports are capable of moving... Agent: Francis H. Kirkpatrick Kirkpatent Consulting

20100168859 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: A flexible prosthetic cover shaped to form a replacement nucleus pulposis for an intervetebral disc with an aperture for the introduction of filling material therein, and an elongate introducer member configured to pass into the aperture is provided. The cover has a strengthened portion substantially opposite the aperture for engaging... Agent: Licata & Tyrrell P.C.

20100168860 - Orthopedic implant with flexible keel: A flexible keel is provided for use as a bone anchoring element for use with a range of orthopedic implants having portions configured for anchoring into boney tissue. The flexible keel includes two wings terminating proximally in a pair of outward flares, the wings further spaced from a bone contacting... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100168862 - Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use: An intervertebral spacer is inserted between vertebral members in a compact configuration and expanded post-insertion to contact the adjacent vertebral members. The intervertebral spacer comprises a first member and a second member movable with respect to the first member between retracted and extended positions.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100168861 - Method, system and apparatus for interbody fusion: Methods, systems and apparatus are provided for interbody fusion. In some embodiments, a device is provided for fusing vertebral bodies. The device includes a shell configured to be disposed between a first body and a second body, an injection opening to receive fusing material, and a delivery hole configured to... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20100168863 - Spinal disc prosthesis system: A disc prosthesis is provided. The disc prosthesis includes a concave surface attached to a first base and a convex surface attached to a second base. The concave surface and the convex surface together form a rotating joint, and at least one of the concave and convex surfaces is attached... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100168864 - Tensioned delivery of orthopedic joint device: Devices and treatments for various joint conditions include a resilient elongate orthopedic device inserted into a joint space using a suture. The suture is passed through the joint space and used to pull the orthopedic device into the joint space. The suture may be using a percutaneously inserted needle or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100168865 - Assembly for use in implantation of a joint component: An assembly for use in a procedure for implantation of an orthopaedic joint component, comprises a head part of the joint component which has a tapered bore within it, and a connector part which is tapered inwardly along its length so that it can be received snugly in the tapered... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100168866 - Femoral head prosthesis assembly and operation instruments thereof: A femoral head prosthesis assembly and operation instruments thereof. The operation instruments include a hollow femoral neck holder with a configuration adapted to the surface configuration of the femoral neck and a shaper blade for cutting a replacement end of the femur into a predetermined configuration. A guide tube is... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100168867 - Systems for inducing fluid flow to stimulate tissue growth: Provided are apparatuses, systems, and methods for treating tissue at a tissue site in a mammal that includes a scaffold adapted to be disposed adjacent to the tissue site and to be fluidly coupled to a blood vessel of the mammal for receiving blood therefrom. Additionally, a scaffold is provided... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100168868 - Layered gradient material for biological use and method for producing the same: A layered gradient material which comprises a plurality of layers composed of a mixture of hydroxyapatite and calcium tertiary phosphate and is obtained by producing a layered body by stacking a plurality of layers in which the compounding ratio of hydroxyapatite to calcium tertiary phosphate is stepwise or continuously changed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100168871 - Artificial dura biomedical device and brain surgery method utilizing the same: An artificial dura biomedical device and a brain surgery method utilizing the same are disclosed. The steps includes: fixing an artificial dura to a partial skull; and fixing the partial skull with the artificial dura to a cut hole of a whole skull. The artificial dura biomedical device includes an... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100168872 - Biomaterial scaffolds for controlled tissue growth: This invention relates to biomaterials for directional tissue growth which comprise soluble fibres having a variable cross-sectional area which dissolve in a directional manner in situ, thereby controlling the direction and rate of formation of microchannels within the biomaterial and allowing vectored and timed channelling through the biomaterial. This may... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100168870 - System for providing fluid flow to nerve tissues: An apparatus and system for providing reduced pressure to a defect in a nerve is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a nerve conduit having a generally tubular shape that has walls including a luminal wall surrounding the tissue site to contain fluids within a luminal space between the tissue site to... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100168869 - Tissue integration implant: The present invention relates to a tissue defect repair implant including a porous material, wherein the material is expandable or compressible. The implant may be a scaffold, and may also be formed of a material such as, for example, collagen or demineralized bone matrix. Another aspect of the invention may... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

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