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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100217370 - Bioerodible endoprosthesis: A bioerodible stent, having a composition comprising Fe, Mn, Si and C has desirable mechanical, erosion, and physiological characteristics.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100217371 - Device, system, and method for aiding stent valve deployment: A system for aiding implantation of a stented valve includes a delivery device and an outer balloon carried upon the delivery device. Additionally, the system includes a first inner balloon positioned within the outer balloon, a second inner balloon positioned within the outer balloon and adjoining the first inner balloon,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100217372 - Hypotube catheter: A balloon catheter device (300) of the present invention includes an elongate catheter shaft (301) comprising a helically-cut hypotube having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion includes a coating that allows the shaft to provide a patent fluid passage, and a part of the distal portion... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100217373 - Implantable graft and methods of making same: The present invention relates to an implantable endoluminal graft comprised of a microporous thin-film covering having a plurality of openings and a structural support element underlying and physically attached to the microporous thin-film covering, the microporous thin-film covering having shape memory properties.... Agent: Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20100217374 - Torqueable balloon catheter: An illustrative balloon catheter is disclosed. The balloon catheter may include an elongate shaft including a proximal section, a midshaft section, and a distal section. In some embodiments, the midshaft section may include a braid encapsulated in a polymer material. Additionally or alternatively, the midshaft section may include a thermoset... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100217375 - Intraluminal stent graft: A method of making an tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded PTFE which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100217377 - Calcium phosphate coated stents comprising cobalt chromium alloy: Disclosed herein are medical devices, such as stents, coated with calcium phosphate and processes for making the same. The stent can comprise a cobalt chromium alloy that has been treated to improve surface adhesion to the calcium phosphate and/or improve surface finish properties. A pharmaceutically active agent can be present... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100217379 - Implantable medical device comprising a pro-healing poly(ester-amide): The present invention relates to implantable medical devices, in particular stents, comprising pro-healing poly(ester-amide)s.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100217376 - Medical devices: An implantable medical device such as a stent includes a molybdenum/rhenium alloy.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100217378 - Stents with profiles for gripping a balloon catheter and molds for fabricating stents: Embodiments of stents having profiles that improve gripping of the stent on a stent delivery system are provided. Additionally, embodiments of molds for fabricating the stents are provided. A radially expandable stent can comprise a proximal section tapering inward to a proximal end of the stent and a distal section... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100217380 - Flexible stent design: The present invention relates to tissue-supporting medical devices and drug delivery systems, and more particularly to tubular flexible stents that are implanted within a body lumen of a living animal or human to support the organ, maintain patency and/or deliver drugs or agents. The tubular flexible stent has a cylindrical... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100217381 - Low profile support frame and related intraluminal medical devices: A low profile support frame for use as an or in an expandable intraluminal medical device includes first and second wire members that define arcuate paths having opposing curves. Connectors join the wire members, and barbs can be disposed on the connectors. The support frame has radially compressed and radially... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100217382 - Mitral valve replacement with atrial anchoring: A prosthetic mitral valve assembly and method of inserting the same is disclosed. In certain disclosed embodiments, the prosthetic mitral valve assembly includes a stent and valve combination. The stent is designed so that the anchoring portion is positioned above the annulus of the mitral valve and in the left... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100217383 - Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel: The present invention relates to an apparatus for deploying an endoluminal prosthesis for engrafting a blood vessel. The apparatus includes a bifurcated graft that is able to conform to the interior surface of the blood vessel and can be deployed through a single entry site.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100217384 - Method for replacing native valve function of a diseased aortic valve: Methods for replacing native valve function of a diseased aortic valve are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for replacing native valve function of a diseased aortic valve in a patient includes: (a) receiving an artificial heart valve assembly mounted about a first mounting position on a catheter system, (b)... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100217385 - One-way replacement valve: Artificial valves for use as a venous valve or a heart valve are disclosed. The valve includes a frame including a platform and a valve material coupled to the frame. The valve material is a plurality of filaments or a flap. The valve material is coupled to the frame such... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100217387 - Accommodating intraocular lens and method of manufacture thereof: An accommodating IOL comprises an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye, and a movement assembly coupled to the eye to provide effective accommodating movement, preferably axial movement, of the optic. At least a portion of the movement assembly is made from a material that is... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100217386 - Intraocular lens: An IOL having an optic and a peripheral stabilizing ring. The optic and the ring are connected by a flexible bridge. An area on the ring coinciding with a feature on the optic helps to locate the optic within the ring in an unstressed state until the capsular bag collapses... Agent: Alcon

20100217388 - System and method for reshaping soft tissue: Provided is a system and method for soft tissue shaping (such as breast, buttocks tissues, arms and neck lifting and shaping/reshaping), including a cradling member for cradling soft tissue and an anchoring system for fixing the cradling member to posture tissue in at least one location. The cradling member has... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100217389 - Graft attachment device for ligament reconstruction: The present invention discloses a graft attachment device for cruciate ligament reconstruction comprises a body having a screw portion with a threading area on the front end of the body, a connection member disposed on the front end, a gap formed between the front end and a predetermined portion of... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100217390 - Rotator cuff bone-tendon allograft: The invention provides a biomaterial and a method of selecting a biomaterial for a rotator cuff repair procedure. The biomaterial includes a bone-tendon allograft and the use of the biomaterial in rotator cuff repairs may provide immediate bone-tendon integrity and function, which may result in lower failure rates and enhanced... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100217392 - Reinforced ptfe medical barriers: Systems, methods and devices usable in the repair of a bone defect are described. A portion of a bone defect is covered with a multilayered membrane that includes a reinforcing layer. A member of the reinforcing member is fastened to an area of bone and soft tissue is secured about... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100217391 - Tensioning bone implant device: Described is a tensioning bone implant device, a method of using the tensioning bone implant device, and a method of manufacturing the tensioning bone implant device. The tensioning bone implant device may include a resilient hinge, a first tensioning arm attached to one end of the hinge, and a second... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100217394 - Frusto-conical spinal implant: The present invention is directed to a variety of interbody spinal fusion implants having at least a partially frusto-conical configuration. The spinal fusion implants of the present invention may be relatively solid or hollow and may have surface roughenings to promote bone ingrowth and stability. The spinal fusion implants of... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20100217393 - Interbody fusion system with intervertebral implant retention assembly: The present disclosure is directed towards a biomechanical implant and anterior, lateral or posterior instrumentation construct. The construct may be of unitary or modular construction, whereby a single molded construction can form the entire assembly, in which case the through holes may be adapted to receive a metallic insert for... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100217398 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: An intervertebral disc prosthesis has two cover plates and a prosthesis core which is connected to one of the cover plates by connection profiles on one of the cover plates which are undercut in a complementary manner and include at least one pair of profile sections which are symmetrical with... Agent: Cervitech, Inc.

20100217395 - Intervertebral implant with keel: An intervertebral implant component of an intervertebral implant includes an outer surface for engaging an adjacent vertebra and an inner surface. A keel extends from the outer surface and is designed to be disposed in a slot provided in the adjacent vertebra. This keel extends in a plane which is... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100217397 - Intervertebral prosthesis: An intervertebral disk prosthesis, having a rigid top plate, a rigid bottom plate, and an elastically deformable intermediate cushion housed between the two inner surfaces of the plates. The cushion, at rest, possesses a wedge-shape possessing at least one front notch open into the larger end of the wedge and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100217396 - Open intervertebral spacer: Open chambered spacers, implanting tools and methods are provided. The spacers 500′ include a body 505′ having a wall 506′ which defines a chamber 530′ and an opening 531′ in communication with the chamber 530′. In one embodiment the wall 506′ includes a pair of arms 520′, 521′ facing one... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100217399 - Base plate system for shoulder arthroplasty and method of using the same: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for use in a replacing a joint having a prepared bone surface. A base plate system according to one embodiment includes a base plate comprising a plurality of locking screw holes defined therethrough and first and second opposing surfaces, wherein the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100217400 - Prosthetic device, method of planning bone removal for implantation of prosthetic device, and robotic system: A prosthetic device, method for planning bone removal, and a robotic system for implantation of a prosthetic device in bone are disclosed. The prosthetic device can include a body portion for attachment to a bone, wherein the body portion includes an implantation surface configured to face the bone upon implantation,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100217401 - Antibiotic delivery system and method for treating an infected synovial joint during re-implantation of an orthopedic prosthesis: An antibiotic delivery system including an intramedullary stem that is adapted to be removably mounted into a medullary canal of a bone. The stem includes a body having an inlet adapted to be in fluid communication with a source of liquid-borne antibiotic and a plurality of outlets disposed along the... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.

20100217402 - Fibular stiffener and bony defect replacer: A fibular implant is provided. The implant includes a stem anchored to the fibula and a joint body. The stem is at least partially covered with a bony-in-growth surface. The joint body includes an articulating surface for articulating with the talus. The articulating surface is polished to reduce friction in... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100217403 - Swellable hyaluronic acid particles: The present invention generally relates to particles comprising hyaluronic acid, wherein the particles are coated or encapsulated with a coating. The coating preferably comprises a polymer, protein, polysaccharide, or combination thereof that decreases the rate of degradation of the hyaluronic acid once the particles are placed in an aqueous environment,... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100217404 - Electro-magnet based telescoping artificial muscle actuator: The device described herein is an Electro-magnet based Telescoping Artificial Muscle Actuator. This device uses a centrally located electromagnet which acts on permanent magnets and ferrous components housed within telescoping sections of this device. This device is intended to be linked into chains of other identical devices, with those chains... Agent: Seth Kane

20100217405 - Functional hand prosthesis mechanism: A functional prosthesis for a hand comprises an opening and closing mechanism for articulated fingers. A worm gear coupled to a DC actuator-motor provides linear movement to a displacement mobile which is coupled to articulated fingers of the artificial hand. When the actuator rotates in one direction, the displacement mobile... Agent: Feldman Gale, P.A.

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100211155 - Electrical conduction block implant device: The present invention provides an electrical block implant sized and shaped for securement at the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium of the left atrium. By utilizing various expandable ring designs and optional anchoring mechanisms, the present invention causes even, circular scarring around the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium, achieving reliable... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100211153 - Retractable drug delivery system and method: A system for treating a vascular condition includes a catheter having an inner member and an outer member, the outer member concentrically arranged about the inner member and a retractable drug delivery device disposed at a distal end of the inner member. A coating disposed on at least a portion... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100211156 - Stent delivery device with embolic protection: A delivery device adapted to insert and deploy a stent within a body lumen. The delivery device includes a guide member adapted to retain a dilation assembly and a stent within a lumen thereof until the stent is to be deployed into the body lumen. The delivery device is configured... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100211154 - Stent, microcatheter, braiding apparatus for continuous hoselike body, and process for manufacturing stent: A stent (1) comprising a hoselike body obtained by braiding a multiplicity of thin wires (2) of superelastic metal into plaited form. In the longitudinal intermediate portion of the hoselike body, mutually neighboring individual thins wires (2) of superelastic metal are in contact with each other or close to each... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100211159 - Circumferentially nested expandable device: Expandable medical implants for maintaining support of a body lumen are disclosed. These implants comprise a circumferentially nested, diametrically expandable, moveable vascular device for enlarging an occluded portion of a vessel. The device can be configured to allow for motion such as rotating, translating, and/or slide and lock. One advantage... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100211157 - Partially biodegradable stent: A partially biodegradable stent includes a main net body of hollow cylindrical shape formed of elastically deformable wires interlaced with each other, the net body extending in a longitudinal direction and terminating at open opposite ends, and an auxiliary net portion provided at one of the open opposite ends of... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100211160 - Prosthesis for placement at a luminal os: An embodiment of the invention provides a prosthesis delivery system comprising a delivery catheter having an expandable member and a prosthesis carried over the expandable member. The prosthesis includes a radially expandable scaffold section and at least two anchors extending axially from an end thereof; and means for capturing at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100211158 - Surface coating processes and uses of same: The present application relates to processes for coating surfaces and provides a method of forming a coating on a surface. The method involves bombarding a surface with particles having sufficient energy to remove surface material. At the same time an aerosol is delivered to the surface. The cooperative action of... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100211161 - Bendable stent: A stent formed by slitting a tube to create a matrix of struts, the slitted tube being radially expandable to a stenting disposition in which the struts exhibit a zig-zag pattern in successive loops around the circumference of the stent, the zig-zag pattern exhibiting a cusp between any two adjacent... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100211162 - Stent: A stent shaped as a three-dimensional body which is formed by interlaced threads (1) arranged in multistart turns of a helical line. The threads (1) are arranged in at least two groups (2 and 3) of the helical turns featuring opposite senses of helix. The stent ends are established by... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100211163 - Collapsible stent: A stent suitable for the repair of lesions in bifurcated blood vessels is provided, having a deformable end portion such that a free end of the end portion can be aligned with the surface of an abutting stent or angioplasty balloon in a main branch of the bifurcated vessel. A... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100211152 - Stent having helical elements: An expandable stent comprised of a plurality of helical segments is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent is generally cylindrical in shape having a cylindrical axis, and comprises a first and second set of helical segments. The helical segments in the first set are substantially parallel and have a first... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100211164 - Stents having biodegradable layers: Provided herein is a coated coronary stent, comprising: a. stent framework; b. a plurality of layers deposited on said stent framework to form said coronary stent; wherein at least one of said layers comprises a bioabsorbable polymer and at least one of said layers comprises one or more active agents;... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100211165 - Minimally-invasive heart valves: Expandable prosthetic heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement are disclosed. In one preferred embodiment, an expandable prosthetic heart valve includes a support stent comprising an expandable tubular base along an inflow end and three upstanding commissure posts along an outflow end. The three commissure posts are spaced at 120... Agent: Debra D. Condino Edwards Lifesciences LLC

20100211166 - Actively-engageable movement-restriction mechanism for use with an annuloplasty structure: Apparatus is provided, including a locking mechanism, an implant, and a flexible strip within the implant having a plurality of recesses. A perimeter of the strip shortens and expands when the first end of the strip is advanced bidirectionally with respect to a second end of the strip. The locking... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100211167 - Multi-focal prosthesis, and methods for making and using same: A prosthesis is provided, which includes anterior and posterior lenses spaced from one another and aligned along an optical axis, and an optic body supporting the lenses in spaced relation to one another to establish a chamber between the lenses. Optically transmissive primary and secondary fluids are contained in the... Agent: Berenato & White, LLC

20100211168 - Flexible visual prosthesis and method for manufacturing a flexible visual prosthesis: A visual prosthesis for an eye having a lens and a retina has first, second and third substrate parts. The first substrate part has a coil and is fixable in the lens. The second substrate part has stimulation electrodes and connection lines and is fixable to the retina. The third... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100211169 - Intraocular lens configured to offset optical effects caused by optic deformation: Intraocular lenses (IOLs) and related methods. One embodiment provides an IOL which includes a lens optic and a pair of haptics. The haptics can be coupled to the lens optic and can cause compression of the lens optic when the IOL is fixated in an eye. The lens optic can... Agent: Alcon

20100211170 - Copolymers for intraocular lens systems: Some embodiments provide a copolymer comprising: an acrylate recurring unit and an optionally substituted vinylaryl recurring unit, wherein a portion of at least one of the recurring units comprises a vinyldialkylsiloxy pendant group. The copolymers may be useful as soft acrylic haptics for intraocular lenses. Some embodiments further relate to... Agent: Knobbe, Martson, Olson & Bear LLP

20100211171 - Haptics for accommodative intraocular lens system: An open chamber, accommodative, intraocular lens system operable to be positioned within the interior of an evacuated capsular bag of a human eye. The present invention provides new haptic cross-sections, novel complex lens structures by introduction of the concept of a lens ledge, fixation of haptics to lenses at a... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100211172 - Implantable device for communicating with biological tissue: Provided are implantable devices for communicating with biological tissue and methods and systems for using the devices. For example, the devices are implanted in a subject and used to communicate with regenerated neural tissue.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100211173 - Articular cartilage, device and method for repairing cartilage defects: The articular cartilage according to the invention is made of pure cartilage and is provided with incisions (12) on the surface facing the bone. The cartilage cells are preferably seeded on the surface provided with incisions (12). The method for producing the articular cartilage comprises the step of collecting cartilage... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20100211174 - Method for repairing a rotator cuff: A method of repairing a rotator cuff is disclosed. The method includes accessing a surgical site including a humerus and a rotator cuff tendon, debriding the rotator cuff tendon and creating a defect in the humerus. The method further includes providing a bone-tendon assembly including at least one graft tendon... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100211175 - Surgical implant, in particular artifical sphincter with adjusted pressure: A surgical implant includes an inflatable element that is inflatable in response to fluid pressure; a tank for fluid under pressure in communication with the inflatable element to regulate the pressure of the element; a manually controlled pump in communication firstly with the inflatable element via a one-way check valve,... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100211176 - 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 body surfaces surfaces for support and/or fixation of either or both of the adjacent vertebrae is also disclosed.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100211177 - Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement: Disclosed are methods and devices for implanting an orthopedic device between skeletal segments, such as vertebrae, using limited surgical dissection. The implanted devices are used to adjust and maintain the spatial relationships of adjacent bones. The implanted device can be, for example, an artificial disc, a fusion cage or any... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100211178 - Humeral prosthesis: A humeral prosthesis, for the articulation of a humerus in a scapula of a shoulder having a glenoid cavity, includes an articulation device able to be associated both with an articulation element mounted on the glenoid cavity, and also at the top of said humerus by an attachment element. The... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20100211179 - Systems and methods relating to a knee prosthesis capable of conversion from a cruciate retaining type prosthesis to a posterior stabilizng type prosthesis: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system in which a knee prosthesis is capable of conversion from a cruciate retaining type prosthesis to a posterior stabilizing type prosthesis. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a system in which a knee prosthesis is converted from a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100211180 - Tetrahedral amorphous carbon coated medical devices: An orthopedic device having a protective coating bonded to the substrate material of the device. The protective coating includes a thin layer of tetrahedral bonded Carbon (ta-C). The substrate also optionally includes an interface layer to facilitate the initial bonding and retention of the ta-C layer. The ta-C layer has... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100211182 - Thermally sprayed surface layer as well as an orthopedic implant: The invention relates to a thermally sprayed surface layer of titanium (21) on a non-metal substrate (3) of an orthopedic implant (1). In accordance with the invention, the thermally sprayed surface layer (2) includes an X-ray sensitive admixture with respect to the titanium (21), wherein the X-ray sensitive admixture includes... Agent: Robert S. Green

20100211183 - Chemical mechanical vapor deposition device for production of bone substitute material: A method for fabricating a substitute component for bone, including the processes of: provision of a chemical spray including at least three of calcium chloride, hydrogen phosphate, hydrogen carbonate and water to form a combined solution; reaction and precipitation of the combined solution onto a substrate; allowing the precipitated particles... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100211181 - Nasal passage stent: Embodiments of the invention are directed to nasal stents incorporating a filter and methods of use thereof. In one embodiment, a nasal stent has a stent body having a lumen with the same inner diameter (ID) along the length thereof. In an alternative embodiment, the nasal stent has a stent... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP

20100211184 - Magnetic implants and methods for treating an oropharyngeal condition: Magnetic devices and implantation methods are provided for use in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The devices include a sheet-like element having ferromagnetic qualities. The device may also include a permanent magnet attached to the sheet-like element by magnetic forces. The devices are implanted in soft tissue surrounding the... Agent: Law Office Of Robert T. Canavan

20100211186 - Electroactive polymer actuation of implants: This invention provides methods and devices for reconstructing muscular responses in patients with paralysis. Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators power implants attached to tissues in the patients. When the actuators are energized, the implants move the tissues appropriately to provide improved body functions to patients experiencing a paralysis or paresis.... Agent: Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C.

20100211185 - System, method and apparatus for orientation control: A system for control of a device includes at least one sensor module detecting orientation of a user's body part. The at least one sensor module is in communication with a device module configured to command an associated device. The at least one sensor module detects orientation of the body... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100211187 - Attachment strap for trans-tibal prosthetics: A secure anchoring strap over a prosthetic socket for securing a sleeve. The anchoring strap generally comprises a first strap attached at one end to one side of a closed loop buckle. The first strap laden with hook-attachments comprises a woven inner outer material fabnic or loop material. A second... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig

20100211188 - Prosthetic socket adjustable test mounting system: A temporary diagnostic prosthetic socket mounting system and kit including a generally circular test mounting block defined by an annular groove and four axial cutouts extending from the lower surface of the block to the upper surface. The axial cutouts are at least as deep as the annular groove. A... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig

20100211189 - Dynamic support apparatus and system: A dynamic support apparatus having a frame, a dynamic interface, a temperature control mechanism, and a control system. The dynamic interface is capable of changing its geometry and is disposed on the top surface of the frame. The control system is operably connected to the dynamic interface and controls the... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100204773 - Delivery system for intravascular device with netting: In a cardiac double stent having an outer netting over an inner scaffolding, a limiting ridge for defining advancement of the outer netting over the inner scaffolding, and locking clips integrated in the outer netting for engaging the scaffolding at the insertion limit, assures definite placement and avoids shifting or... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20100204772 - Filter assemblies: Disclosed is a filter assembly, comprising: a radially expandable vascular flow-increasing device, and a filter including an expandable proximal opening having an operative connection with the radially expandable vascular flow-increasing device, the proximal opening configured to expand in conjunction with expansion of the device, such that when the opening is... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100204771 - Medical device having a rotatable shaft: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes a first elongated member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween and a second elongated member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100204774 - Stent delivery catheter: Stent delivery catheters adapted to provide both flexibility and strength are disclosed. Such stent delivery catheters may have outer shafts adapted for tensile strength and inner shafts adapted for compressive strength. In some instances, at least one of the outer shaft and/or the inner shaft may include a micromachined portion.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100204770 - Stent delivery system permitting in vivo stent repositioning: A stent delivery system is disclosed that includes a recapture component for at least partially collapsing an improperly deployed stent in situ to permit repositioning and re-deployment of the stent. The recapture component and the stent may be disconnected in situ to allow for removal of the stent delivery system.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100204776 - 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

20100204775 - Tissue synthetic- biomaterial hybrid medical devices: A hybrid medical device is described having at least one synthetic biomaterial, and at least one treated biological tissue suitable for implantation attached to the biomaterial wherein the tissue provides a blood contact surface and the biomaterial provides structural support. The tissue and biomaterial are attached using a polymer and... Agent: Collen Ip

20100204777 - Inhibitory cell adhesion surfaces: Nanostructured surfaces on selected substrates are described which are highly resistant to cell adhesion. Such surfaces on medical implants inhibit fibroblast adhesion particularly on nanorough titanium deposited on smooth silicone surfaces. The nanostructured deposited metal coatings can also be engineered so that several cell types, including endothelial, osteoblast, and fibroblast... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100204778 - Polymer-based stent assembly: Methods for preparing a polymer-based stent assembly comprising an inflatable balloon catheter and a polymer-based stent resistant to relaxation-related negative recoil are provided. The methods comprise heating a polymeric cylindrical device which is at a final predetermined shape and diameter to a temperature sufficiently above the glass transition temperature (Tg)... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20100204780 - Flexible extendable stent and methods of surface modification therefor: Stent strut and surface geometries are provided for enhancing surface coating applications while providing highly beneficial biomechanical properties. A low-profile, flexible, expandable, elongated, stent assembly is provided and defined by a structure of connected circumferential arrays of webs or bends, the webs or bends and their connections having limited degrees... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100204779 - Stent and method for producing a stent: A stent with a tubular grid structure (10) includes struts (11) and cell openings (12) formed by the struts (11), wherein in the expanded state of the stent the grid structure has a certain outer diameter DA in mm and the struts each have a certain length L in mm,... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100204781 - Prosthetic aortic heart valves: A prosthetic aortic valve includes an annular, annulus inflow portion that is designed to reside in or near the patient's native aortic valve annulus, and an annular, aortic outflow portion that is designed to reside in the patient's aorta down-stream from at least a portion of the valsalva sinus. The... Agent: Thomas A. Rendos St. Jude Medical, Cardiovascular Division

20100204782 - Radiopaque implantable collagenous biomaterial device: Disclosed is a medical device (5) and more particularly, an implantable biomaterial. The biomaterial comprises a radiopaque (22) collagenous biomaterial (10).... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100204783 - Methods and compositions for enhancing vascular access: Disclosed is an implantable material comprising a biocompatible matrix and cells which, when provided to a vascular access structure, can promote functionality.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100204784 - Medical devices including metallic films: Medical devices, such as endoprostheses, and methods of making the devices are disclosed. The medical device can include a composite cover formed of a deposited metallic film and one or more polymer layers. The polymer layers contribute to mechanical or biological properties of the endoprosthesis.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100204785 - Two-stage collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves and anchoring systems: Prosthetic heart valve apparatus is adapted for delivery into a patient in a circumferentially collapsed condition, followed by circumferential re-expansion at the implant site in the patient. The apparatus includes an annular anchoring structure that can be implanted in the patient first. The apparatus further includes an annular valve support... Agent: Thomas A. Rendos St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division

20100204786 - Method and insert for modifying eye color: A method and intrastroma insert are adapted to modify eye color. The insertion of opaque material into the stromal space is a means of changing the color and/or design of the stroma and, apparently, the iris. Biocompatible inserts include a slurry of biocompatible material, a fabric including opacified material, and... Agent: Thomas, Raring, & Teague, P.C.

20100204787 - Accommodative intraocular lens system: A two-optic accommodative lens system is disclosed. Two coupled lenses are located within the capsular bag to extend depth of focus and/or restore accommodation following extraction of a natural lens. The first lens comprises a spring-like structure attaching an optic to a ring-like support structure. The optic can be a... Agent: Alcon

20100204789 - Floating optic accommodating intraocular lens: An accommodating intraocular lens comprising a flexible body, a flexible optic which is moveable anteriorly and posteriorly relative to the lens body, and a weakened portion connecting the optic to the body. The body may have extending centration and fixation loops on its distal ends.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100204788 - Single optic accommodative intraocular lens system: A single-optic accommodative lens system comprising two intraocular elements. The two intraocular elements are designed to be located within the capsular bag to extend depth of focus and/or restore accommodation following extraction of a natural lens. A first intraocular element comprises a circumferential capsular ring having interlock features to couple... Agent: Alcon

20100204790 - Exchangeable intraocular lens device and method of use: An exchangeable intraocular lens device having a flexible, high-memory expansile lens fixation platform adapted to receive the haptics of an intraocular lens, and their method of use, are provided. The device is specifically designed to expand completely into the equatorial fornix of the capsular bag and become permanently implanted therein.... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100204792 - Permanently adjustable silicone implant: A surgically implantable breast prosthesis includes an outer shell defining a first interior volume filled with a liquid filler, and an inflatable inner bladder disposed in the first interior volume and defining a second interior volume. The inflatable inner bladder is selectively fillable with the liquid filler via a valve... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100204791 - System for lifting and reshaping soft tissue: A system and method for shaping/reshaping and lifting a soft tissue, comprising a cradling member configured to cradle the soft tissue, an anchoring system comprising one or more anchors for fixing the cradling member to a posture tissue, and adjustable suspension members suspended from the one or more anchors.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100204793 - Ear molding device for correcting misshaped ears: A system and method for correcting misshaped ears using a molding device having one or more braces supporting a scaphal mold. The one or more braces and the scaphal mold are adapted to retain the helix and the helical rim of a misshaped ear within a space defined between the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100204794 - Prosthetic vertebral body: A vertebral prosthesis (10) comprising opposed ends (14,16) interconnected by a tubular side wall (12), which enclose a cavity therewithin. An inlet port (18) in fluid flow communication with the cavity permits injection of a hardenable fluid into the cavity. The tubular side wall has an expanding bellows configuration which... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100204797 - Anulus lesion repair: Methods for repairing a damaged or weakened intervertebral disc are disclosed. According to one or more embodiments, a method comprises delivering a support member within an intervertebral disc having an anular defect, anchoring an anchor to a vertebral body adjacent the intervertebral disc, connecting the anchor to the support member,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100204795 - 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 facet surfaces for support and/or fixation of either or both of the adjacent vertebrae is also disclosed.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100204796 - Intervertebral implant with integrated fixation: A system for spinal surgery includes a prosthesis comprising a plurality of bone anchors which engage an intervertebral construct for fusion or motion preservation. The fusion construct comprises a spacer optionally encircled by a jacket. The motion preservation construct may comprise an articulating disc assembly or an elastomeric disc assembly.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100204798 - System and method for fusion cage implantation: A system and method facilitate insertion of a fusion implant into the intervertebral space of a spine. The fusion implant may have a first bone engaging surface and a second bone engaging surface. An attachment interface on an insertion tool allows the implant to be releasably secured to the insertion... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100204799 - Endoprosthesis with intermediate part: An endoprosthesis for replacement of a joint includes two slide surfaces having different contours and correspondingly determining movement planes for a bearing formed by an intermediate part. The endoprosthesis includes a clamping bracket to enclose the slide surfaces of the intermediate part that is arranged thereon such that it is... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100204800 - Multi-polymer hydrogels: The invention provides a multi-polymer hydrogel article having a first polymeric, water-swellable material and a second polymeric material, organized such that a first region substantially comprises the first polymeric, water-swellable material, a second region adjacent the first region comprises a mixture of the first polymeric, water-swellable material and the second... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20100204801 - Implants for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: A replacement knee implant has a femoral implant and a tibial implant, each of which are inset in a bone surface. The tibial implant is generally elongated with one end rounded and an opposite end conforming to the shape of the tibia, and is made of a metal alloy or... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100204802 - Medical device: The present invention provides an implant (10) comprising: an antimicrobial means (11); an activation means (4) for activating the antimicrobial means (11); and a power source (4) for powering the activation means. The present invention also provides a system comprising such an implant interfaced with a separate control means.... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100204803 - Artificial contractile structure and apparatus comprising such structure: An artificial contractile structure generally devised to be used in the medical field to assist the functioning of an organ, includes a support (2) and one or more fibers (5) fixed thereto. The fibers are made of a contractile material which can be activated by an activator so as to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100204804 - Forearm rotation mechanism and orthesis which includes such a mechanism: Rotation mechanism for a forearm which includes a moving stay (2) which supports a wrist, which includes at least one guide track in the form of an arc of a circle, a fixed stay (4) which supports the rear end of a forearm, rods (12) that are rigid lengthwise which... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100204805 - Pain reducing and eliminating prosthesis socket device: The present invention is a general pain and phantom pain reducing and eliminating prosthesis socket device for an amputee user with an amputated body part. The device has a core socket and a silicon socket cup placed inside the core socket to receive the amputated body part and a wireless... Agent: Michael Ries

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20100198328 - Preloaded stent graft delivery device: A multi-port stent graft delivery device (100) has an annular access lumen (107) between a delivery catheter (112) and a main sheath (106), at least one indwelling access sheath (118, 122) within the access lumen, and an indwelling guide wire (138, 146) within the or each access sheath and a... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100198329 - Endograft devices and methods for using the same: Various endograft assemblies and methods for using the same. In at least one embodiment of an endograft assembly of the present disclosure, the endograft assembly comprises an endograft and a tube defining one or more tube openings coupled to said endograft. In another embodiment of an endograft assembly of the... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100198330 - Bioabsorbable stent and treatment that elicits time-varying host-material response: Methods of treating a diseased blood vessel exhibiting stenosis with a bioabsorable stent are disclosed. The implanted stent supports the section of the vessel at an increased diameter for a period of time to allow the vessel to heal. The stent loses radial strength sufficient to support the section of... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100198331 - Bioabsorbable stent that modulates plaque geometric morphology and chemical composition: Methods of treating a diseased blood vessel exhibiting stenosis with a bioabsorable stent are disclosed. The implanted stent supports the section of the vessel at an increased diameter for a period of time to allow the vessel to heal. The stent loses radial strength sufficient to support the section of... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100198332 - Implant with a base body of a biocorrodible magnesium alloy: t

20100198334 - Implantable intraluminal device and method of using same in treating aneurysms: A method and apparatus for reducing blood flow to an aneurysm proximate to a bifurcation having a source blood vessel a first branch vessel and a second branch vessel, the method comprising: providing a first mesh-like tube of bio-compatible material, the first mesh-like tube exhibiting a porosity index pre-selected to... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100198336 - Medical devices and methods of making the same: Medical devices, such as stents, and methods of the devices are described. In some embodiments, the invention features a method of making a medical device including providing a body having an electrically insulating first member defining an elongated lumen, and an electrically conducting second member on a first surface of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100198333 - Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis: An endoluminal prosthesis may include a tubular graft extending in a longitudinal direction, where the graft has an inner surface forming a lumen extending a length of the graft. An elongate member may be attached to the graft in a circumferentially and longitudinally extending manner such that the elongate member... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100198335 - Stent coating for eluting medication: A vascular stent comprising a drug-eluting outer layer of a porous sputtered columnar metal having each column capped with a biocompatible carbon-containing material is described. This is done by placing the stent over a close-fitting mandrel and rotating the assembly in a sputter flux. The result is a coating that... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20100198337 - Helical formation for a conduit: A helical formation within a conduit and a method of determining the helix angle of the helical formation are disclosed. The method includes specifying the internal dimensions of the conduit and an intended fluid mass flow through the conduit. The helix angle is determined from the pressure drop and the... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100198339 - 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

20100198340 - 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

20100198341 - 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

20100198342 - 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

20100198343 - 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

20100198338 - Hydrogen sulfide donating polymers: Described herein are hydrogen sulfide (H2S) donating polymers and polymer systems suitable for coating or forming medical devices and methods for making and using the same. More specifically, described are H2S donating polymers comprising at least one monomer with at least one basic group that can be complexed with H2S... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100198344 - Sustained drug-releasing stent: A stent includes a stent body of a cylindrical configuration having outer and inner surfaces, a first coated layer coating at least the outer surface, and a second coated layer coating substantially completely over the first coated layer. The first coated layer is prepared of a first composition comprising a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100198345 - Calcium phosphate coated implantable medical devices, and electrophoretic deposition processes for making same: This invention relates to novel calcium phosphate coated implantable medical devices, and electrophoretic deposition processes for making same. A process of coating an implantable medical device with a calcium phosphate coating comprising: (a) pretreating a substrate with an alkaline solution; (b) preparing a slurry comprising a solvent and a defined... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100198347 - Device and method for treatment of heart valve regurgitation: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a prosthesis that can be implanted within a heart to at least partially block gaps that may be present between the two mitral valve leaflets. In one preferred embodiment, the prosthesis includes an anchoring ring that expands within the left atrium to anchor... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100198346 - Method for guiding a medical device: A device and method for valve replacement or valve repair is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding a valve replacement delivery member or a valve repair delivery member within the patient while tracking the position of the... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100198348 - Biomaterials with modified optical character and methods for preparing and using same: Described are biocompatible materials treated with a biocompatible substance that embeds within pores of the materials so as to alter the transmittance of radiation through the materials. Remodelable materials such as collagenous ECM materials can be so treated to provide implants that are both remodelable and possess an increased capacity... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100198349 - Accommodating intraocular lens: An intraocular lens for implantation in a capsular bag of an eye includes an optic disposed about an optical axis and a haptic including a protruding portion disposed inside the optic. The optic has an anterior face and an opposing posterior face that are configured to provide a lens power.... Agent: Knobbe, Martson, Olson & Bear LLP

20100198350 - Coating with antimicrobial agents: A coating with antimicrobial agents for use with medical devices. In one approach, a related method involves coating high temperature vulcanized silicone material with a room temperature vulcanized dispersion.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100198351 - Method for selecting modular implant components: A method for selecting modular neck components for hip implants 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 surgeon may desire a... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100198352 - Implant with nested members and methods of use: Vertebral implants that may be movable between collapsed and expanded orientations to space apart first and second vertebral members. The implants may include first and second contact surfaces to contact against the vertebral members. The implants may include nested struts. The implants may have a first height measured between the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100198353 - Use of ti and nb cemented in tic in prosthetic joints: An improved composition of titanium sintered titanium carbide is provided. The composition provides an improved degree of strength and toughness and improved compatibility with medical imaging. The composition provides good compatibility with sintered polycrystalline diamond, achieving a good mechanical fit in terms of the combined compressibility and thermal expansion during... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20100198354 - Method and system for patella tendon realignment: A method and system provide and use a patellar implant. The patellar implant includes a superior portion, an inferior portion opposite to the superior portion, and an anterior portion. The superior portion being configured to reside below a patellar tendon and to elevate and/or tilt the patellar tendon. The inferior... Agent: Convergent Law Group LLP

20100198355 - Ankle-joint endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis for replacing the ankle joint includes a lower component which is configured to be connected to the ankle bone, an upper component which is configured to be connected to the shin bone, and an intermediate part which forms a slide joint both with the lower and upper components.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100198356 - Metaphysical hip prosthesis: A hip prosthesis has an oblong plate with at one head end a mounting pin provided with a hinge ball, and at the opposite head end a fastening pin for fastening the hip prosthesis in a shaft of a bone. A first part of the plate extends on a first... Agent: Law Offices Of Eric Karich

20100198357 - Prophylactic bactericidal implant: A medical implant system is described for inhibiting infection associated with a joint prosthesis implant. An inventive system includes an implant body made of a biocompatible material which has a metal component disposed on an external surface of the implant body. A current is allowed to flow to the metal... Agent: Andrew J. Cornelius, P.C.

20100198358 - Ureteral stent for improved patient comfort: A ureteral stent for assisting the movement of urine along a patient's ureter and into the patient's bladder. The stent includes an elongated tubular segment extending toward the bladder from a kidney end region for placement in the renal cavity to a bladder end region. A central lumen connects at... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global

20100198359 - Ureteral stent with conforming retention structure: A ureteral stent includes an elongate member defining an axis and having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. A first extension member and a second extension member extend from the proximal end portion and each include a first portion, a second portion, a third portion and an... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global

20100198360 - Foreshortened prosthetics for bilateral leg amputees: A foreshortened prosthesis comprising a socket, an adapter attached distally to said socket, and a foot attached to the adapter. The foot comprises a lower base plate formed as a flat peripherally-curvilinear member fixedly attached to the adapter and defining a short toe, a longer heel, and an instep there... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig

20100198361 - Prosthetic suspension device: A prosthetic suspension device having a positioning element, a coupling element, and a friction-reducing element to facilitate movement of the positioning element towards the coupling element. The positioning element is adapted to maneuver an inner socket of a prosthesis into an outer socket of a prosthesis. The coupling element is... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100198362 - Prosthetic grip unit: The invention relates to a prosthetic grip unit (1) having a base body (2) on which connection means (3) are disposed for fastening said grip unit to an upper extremity, at least two extensions (10, 20) protruding from said connection means, a first extension (10) being movable relative to the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

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