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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100249897 - Device and method for delivering an endovascular stent-graft having a longitudinally unsupported portion: An endoluminal prosthesis having an unsupported or flexible region and a delivery system for delivering the endoluminal prosthesis is provided. The delivery system includes a prosthesis delivery catheter with stiffening elements that provide longitudinally rigid support to a flexible or unsupported portion of an endoluminal prosthesis as the prosthesis is... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100249895 - Device for implanting a vascular prosthesis: Implantation device for implanting a prosthesis (110) in a vessel (1), including a balloon (128) and a dilation catheter (120) for supplying fluid to the balloon (128), the dilation catheter (120) having a proximal end, a distal end (124) and a distal part designed to be introduced into the vessel... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100249894 - Prosthetic heart valve system: An exemplary two-stage prosthetic heart valve system has a radially expandable base stent implanted within a native valve annulus. The two-stage heart valve system also has a valve component that is delivered to and mounted within the base stent in a separate or sequential operation after the base stent has... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100249896 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a stent formed in a substantially hollow cylindrical shape and compressed toward its center axis when inserted in vivo, with the stent being capable of restoring its pre-compression shape through outward expansion when left indwelling in vivo. The stent delivery system also includes an inner... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100249899 - Pararenal stent graft: A stent graft for endovascular introduction into the pararenal region of the descending aorta. The stent graft has an elongate tubular body (10) with a proximal portion (12), a distal portion (16) of a diameter less than the proximal portion and a tapered central portion (14). A notional transverse clock... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100249898 - Stent graft: A stent graft system includes a first stent graft having a first end and a second end opposing the first end. The system further includes a second stent graft in fluid communication with the first stent graft. The second stent graft defines a lumen a third end in fluid communication... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100249901 - Cylindrical stent: The present invention relates to a cylindrical stent, which is a self-expanding type medical appliance for expanding the lumen of a blood vessel or esophagus that is stenosed, more specifically a cylindrical stent made of metal material forming a plurality of peak portions P and valley portions B and having... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100249900 - Drug eluting medical implant with porous surface: An implant is proposed, in particular made from a base material including a biodegradable metal and/or a biodegradable metal alloy, wherein the implant includes a coating made of crystalline calcium phosphate and/or amorphous calcium phosphate.... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100249905 - Balloon expandable bioabsorbable stent with a single stress concentration region interconnecting adjacent struts: An expandable, implantable medical device, such as an intraluminal stent (10) fabricated from polymeric materials, includes a plurality of elongated struts (16) in consecutive series and alternating stress concentration junctions (18) interconnecting ends of adjacent struts (16). When the stent (10) is in an expanded condition, the adjacent struts (16)... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100249903 - Stent: A radially expansible annular stent is disclosed. The stent comprises a plurality of stenting turns around a lumen centred on a longitudinal axis. Adjacent turns of the stent are joined by connector struts. The stent annulus has a wall thickness related to the material from which it is formed. The... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100249904 - Stent and living organ dilator: A stent, composed of linear components, comes into close contact with a tissue in vivo upon being deformed when set indwelling in vivo. The stent has linear components which are deformed to exhibit a force for maintaining dilation when the stent is set indwelling in vivo. The linear components deformed... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100249902 - Stent and treatment device for tubular organ: The present invention provides a stent and tubular organ treatment device that can flexibly deform according to a curved portion of a tubular organ, contracts less in the longitudinal direction during insertion, and is easy to handle. A stent (1) is formed into a tubular form by arranging five tubular... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100249906 - Reduced profile medical balloon element: Medical dilatation balloons comprise a polymer that has the attribute of memory, and/or is crosslinked to impart memory. Such balloons exhibit a reduced tendency to overinflate at high inflation pressures. Furthermore, such balloons when shrunk radially by the application of heat while restraining axial shrinkage, exhibit customizable linear or non-linear... Agent: Alan M Zamore

20100249907 - Delivery system for a self-expanding device for placement in a bodily lumen: A delivery system (114) for a self-expanding device (110) for placement in a bodily lumen, the system comprising a sheath (112) that confines the device to a radially compact delivery disposition until the device is to be released into the lumen, the system having an elongate pull element (118) to... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100249911 - Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with non-expanding stent posts and retrieval features: A frame structure for a collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve. The frame structure includes an annular annulus portion that is configured for implanting in or near a patient's native heart valve annulus. This annulus portion of the frame structure may include a plurality of annularly spaced commissure post structures... Agent: Thomas A. Rendos St Jude Medical Cardivascular Division

20100249909 - Devices, systems and methods to treat heart failure: Several unique intracardiac pressure vents, placement catheters, methods of placement and methods of treating heart failure are presented. The intracardiac pressure vents presented allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms but also limit the amount of... Agent: Gtc Law Group LLP & Affiliates

20100249910 - Devices, systems and methods to treat heart failure: Several unique intracardiac pressure vents, placement catheters, methods of placement and methods of treating heart failure are presented. The intracardiac pressure vents presented allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to relieve elevated left atrial pressure and resulting patient symptoms but also limit the amount of... Agent: Gtc Law Group LLP & Affiliates

20100249908 - Prosthetic heart valve system with positioning markers: An exemplary two-stage prosthetic heart valve system has a radially expandable base stent implanted within a native valve annulus. The base stent desirably has three position markers projecting in the axial direction from the outflow end of the base stent to assist in aligning the stent with respect to the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100249912 - Intraluminal device with controlled biodegradation: An intraluminal device with controlled biodegradation is provided. The intraluminal device comprises a biodegradable tubular main body. An outer photodegradable layer is disposed over at least a portion of the intraluminal device. The photodegradable outer layer is chemically inert to the body fluids of the implanted region, thereby preventing premature... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100249913 - Reticulated elastomeric matrices, their manufacture and use in implantable devices: This invention relates to biodurable, reticulated elastomeric matrices that are resiliently-compressible, their manufacture and uses including uses for implantable devices into or for topical treatment of patients, such as humans and other animals, for therapeutic, nutritional, or other useful purposes.... Agent: King & Spalding

20100249914 - 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

20100249921 - Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices: Devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures without cardiac bypass include embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have a cannula which provides access for surgical tools for effecting repair of cardiac valves. The cannula may have filters which prevent embolitic material from... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100249918 - Devices and methods for delivery of aortic and mitral valve prostheses: A valve prosthesis and implantation device, and methods for use are provided. The devices described herein may be used for transcatheter delivery of an aortic valve prosthesis or transapical delivery of a mitral valve prosthesis. The implantation device utilizes movable claspers for both positioning and anchoring the valve prosthesis, reducing... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100249916 - Methods and devices for transapical delivery of a sutureless valve prosthesis: A method for delivering a sutureless cardiac valve prosthesis using a transapical approach is provided. The implantation device utilizes movable claspers for both positioning and anchoring the valve prosthesis within the native cardiac valve, minimizing the extent of imaging necessary.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100249917 - Methods for delivery of a sutureless pulmonary or mitral valve: Methods for delivering a sutureless pulmonary or mitral valve prosthesis using a transcatheter approach are provided. The implantation devices utilize movable claspers for both positioning and anchoring the valve prostheses within the native cardiac valve, minimizing the extent of imaging necessary.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100249919 - Pre-sized prosthetic chordae implantation system: A pre-sized prosthetic chordae assembly includes a male attachment unit and a female securing member. The male attachment unit includes a plurality of pre-sized prosthetic chordae fixedly connected to at least one male attachment member and a papillary muscle penetration member that is connected to and extends substantially axial to... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100249920 - Reconfiguring heart features: Among other things, a heart tissue support has a ring-shaped body and gripping elements, each gripping element having a free end that is sharp enough to penetrate heart tissue when pushed against the tissue, and a feature to resist withdrawal of the gripping element from the tissue after the sharp... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100249915 - Valve prosthesis with movably attached claspers with apex: A valve prosthesis, implantation device, and methods for use are provided. The implantation device utilizes movable claspers for both positioning and anchoring the valve prosthesis. Alternative designs of the devices allow different methods for minimally invasive implantation of a sutureless valve prosthesis, including transapical and transcatheter approaches. Also provided is... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100249922 - Fiber-reinforced synthetic sheets for prosthetic heart valve leaflets: A structure for use as a prosthetic heart valve leaflet includes a two-dimensional array that is made up of one or more fiber strands and that is covered by a web of polymer material to produce a sheet that is impervious to blood. This sheet is stretchable along two axes... Agent: Thomas A. Rendos St Jude Medical Cardiovasuclar Division

20100249923 - Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features: A prosthetic heart valve is circumferentially collapsible for less invasive delivery into a patient. The valve re-expands to operating size at the implant site in the patient. A frame structure of the valve includes restraining structure that can help to push one or more of the patient's native heart valve... Agent: Thomas A Rendos St Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division

20100249924 - Bioerodible matrix for tissue involvement: Disclosed herein are polyurethane polymer matrices with a porosity of from about 20 microns to about 90 microns that are useful in promoting closure and protection of incision sites; supporting the lower pole position of breast implants; and providing a partial or complete covering of breast implants to provide a... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100249925 - Article and a method of surface treatment of an article: A method of surface treatment of at least part of a surface of an implant, said method comprising: electrochemical deposition of a layer containing calcium and phosphorus ions onto a metallic substrate; and incorporation of a therapeutic agent into said electrochemically deposited layer and an implant so treated.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100249926 - Implant and a system and method for processing, desiging and manufacturing an improved orthopedic implant: A medical or orthopedic implant, system and method for making the implant having areas that are designed to optimize compressive stress processing by, for example, laser shock peening. The implant is designed by identifying stress areas as processing zones. The processing zones are machined, processed or adapted to have a... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.

20100249927 - Medical devices with galvanic particulates: Implantable medical devices having galvanic particulates are disclosed. The particulates may be coated onto at least part of a surface of the medical device. In addition, the galvanic particulates may be contained in the material used to manufacture the antimicrobial medical devices, or may be embedded into the surface of... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100249929 - Adjustable patella ligament for acl repair: There are disclosed methods of performing an ACL repair. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a patella ligament with two native bone blocks and the patella ligament has a length greater than a native ACL. The length of the patella ligament is shortened to a desired length for an... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100249928 - Distensible ligament systems: Distensible ligaments and distensible ligament systems are provided, including apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for distensible systems.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100249930 - Double bundle acl repair: A system for single tunnel, double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction includes implant constructs and instruments. The implant constructs provide a combination of cortical fixation and bone tunnel aperture fixation. The implant constructs separate a graft into distinct bundles. The instruments are used to prepare shaped bone tunnels to receive... Agent: Imds, Inc.

20100249931 - Mechanically competent natural polymer based porous grafts for bone repair and regeneration: The invention provides a scaffold for bone or cartilage replacement, in which the scaffold is fabricated from naturally derived polymers. In one embodiment the invention provides a bone replacement scaffold, wherein the scaffold comprises sintered polysaccharide microspheres. In a particular embodiment the invention provides a bone replacement scaffold, in which... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100249932 - Materials, devices and methods for intervertebral stabilization via use of in situ shape recovery: A deformable implant and a method for expanding an intervertebral disc space are provided. The method may include selecting a deformable implant with a predetermined physical configuration and deforming aspects, including temperature. The deformable implant of some embodiments is heated above the transition temperature or deforming temperature, collapsed to a... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100249933 - Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices: Expandable devices include a body defining a hollow interior for receiving distal portion of a delivery instrument. The expandable devices are collapsed on the distal portion of the delivery instrument for delivery to the operative site within a vertebral body. Upon delivery of the collapsed expandable devices to the operative... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100249937 - Flanged interbody fusion device: Methods and devices are disclosed for treating the vertebral column. An implant for treating the spine is provided comprising at least two articulations between the spacer and the bone facing surface of the fixation plate. Another implant for treating the spine is also provided, comprising two or more fixation plates... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249936 - Intervertebral disk prosthesis: A method of limiting the movability of an intervertebral disk prosthesis with regard to pivoting movements, and an intervertebral disk prosthesis. The method includes the step of asymmetrically limiting at least one of a flexion-extension movement, a lateral bending, and a rotation about a vertical axis in order to limit... Agent: Robert W. Becker & Associates

20100249934 - Ratcheting expandable corpectomy/vertebrectomy cage: Expandable medical implants for supporting bone structures may include a first member and a second member. The second member may be configured to receive the first member and may be moveable along the longitudinal axis relative to the first member. One of the first and second members may include a... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department

20100249935 - Zero profile spinal fusion cage: An interbody fusion cage having upper and lower canals for receiving the heads of bone screws that have been pre-installed in opposing vertebral body endplates. The proximal wall of the cage preferably has a vertical slot that communicates with each canal and is adapted to allow access by a screwdriver... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100249938 - Methods and devices for less invasive glenoid replacement: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249939 - Trapezoidal bone plugs and method of bone-tendon-bone acl reconstruction: A method of synthetic grafting of bone-tendon-bone autograft harvest sites using preformed synthetic trapezoidal implants. The implants are formed of tricalcium phosphate, an osteoconductive bone graft substitute and filler, which allows for simultaneous controlled absorption and promotion of osteogenesis. The implants are preferably pretreated or presoaked intraoperatively in autologous blood,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100249940 - Posterior-stabilized total knee prosthesis: In an orthopaedic knee joint prosthesis, an intercondylar fossa of a femoral component cooperates with a spine formed in a tibial component to reproduce the screw home mechanism of a natural knee. When the femoral component and tibial component are positioned to correspond with slight flexion of the knee, the... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100249941 - Surgically implantable knee prosthesis with captured keel: A unicompartmental knee prosthesis for implantation in a knee joint between a femoral condyle and a corresponding tibia plateau is provided including a generally elliptical body having opposed femoral and tibial face, the body having an anterior end and a posterior end. A keel is provided on the tibial face... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100249942 - Toe joint replacement models: In various embodiments, provided are implantable devices for replacing all or a portion of a metatarsophalangeal joint, comprising (i) a metatarsal component comprising a substantially convex bearing surface; or (ii) a phalanx component comprising a substantially concave bearing surface; or (iii) both. In various embodiments, also provided are methods of... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100249943 - Modular necks for orthopaedic devices: There is provided a system of modular orthopaedic devices. The system comprises one or more hip implants or trials, each hip implant or trial having a femoral stem and one of at least two neck segments having different geometries. Each neck segment comprises a proximal end configured to receive a... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100249944 - Multizone implants: Medical devices having more than one degradation zone or degradation mechanism are used for orthopedic repair devices and soft tissue fixation devices.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249945 - Surface modification of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene: The present invention relates to polymers and, specifically, to surface modification of polymers. In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention increases the bond strength of UHMWPE components to PMMA bone cement by creating a chemical bond between the UHMWPE components and the PMMA bone cement. Specifically, in one exemplary embodiment,... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20100249946 - Transcutaneously adjustable fluid-filled implants: Disclosed are implantable tissue augmentation devices, methods, and associated tools. The devices include an inflatable body, having a self-sealing membrane operably attached to a wall of the implant. The self-sealing membrane provides access for filling the device, and includes a first layer comprising a fabric. The fabric has a first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249947 - Porous implant with effective extensibility and methods of forming an implant: The implant includes an outer layer of ePTFE which exhibits extensibility normally not associated with ePTFE. The ePTFE is reduced in length by deforming the fibrils between the nodes while maintaining the nodes in a substantially flat configuration. Various implant configurations that can include the outer layer described are also... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249948 - Wrist assisting apparatus: A wrist assisting apparatus can smoothly bend and stretch a joint even if a turning shaft of a joint and a rotation shaft of a wearing tool are deviated from each other. Also, an excessive load is not applied to a user. The wrist assisting apparatus of the present invention... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100249950 - Liner for vacuum sockets, and use of the liner: A liner for vacuum sockets for receiving amputation stumps and for use in prosthetic sockets, wherein the liner has a double wall made up of an inner liner (2) and of an outer liner (3), permits improved sealing by a vacuum between liner and prosthetic socket (4) by virtue of... Agent: Holland & Hart

20100249949 - Prosthetic liner with continuous distal end area: A tubular liner has an open proximal end and a closed-end distal area, and a fabric layer continuously defining an exterior surface of the liner without interruption. A polymeric layer having first and second surfaces is bonded to an interior surface of the fabric layer. A seam is formed by... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100241210 - System and method for deploying a proximally-flaring stent: Disclosed herein are proximally-flaring stents and balloon catheter systems and methods for using the same to restore patency to a side branch and its ostium at a vessel bifurcation, where the side branch can only be approached from the direction of the main artery. The system and methods include a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100241211 - Vascular graft and deployment system: A vascular graft includes a main portion and a branch portion that is coupled to the main portion by an articulating joint. The vascular graft may be inserted into the thoracic aorta with the branch portion positioned within a branch vessel and the main portion positioned within the thoracic aorta.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100241212 - Vessel treatment devices: A catheter system for treating lesions is provided. The system is suitable for treatment of bifurcation lesions, has a low profile and provides substantially predictable translational and rotational positioning. In one embodiment, the system includes a fixed wire balloon catheter and a partially attached guidewire lumen, wherein the guidewire lumen... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100241213 - Impedance pump used in bypass grafts: A pump installed inside a graft in a body such as the human body to force fluid such as blood through that graft. The pump can be one which operates totally from the outside of the graft, forcing fluid through the graft without extending inside the graft. The pump can... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20100241214 - Optimized stent jacket: A method of stenting, comprises: implanting a stent assembly in a vessel of a subject, the stent assembly, including: a stent jacket, comprising an expansible mesh structure, formed of fibers of a diameter between about 7 micrometers and about 18 micrometers, the diameter having a property of forming a substantially... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20100241215 - Conformable stent structure and method of making same: A stent (10) is provided with a plurality of stent rings (12) formed of a plurality of interconnected struts (14). Adjacent stent rings (12) are coupled to one another by a plurality of tie bars (16). Within each tie bar (16) there is provided a hinge (36) which facilitates the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100241217 - Stent: A radially expandable stent comprising a plurality of spaced band-like elements and intersecting links is disclosed. The band-like elements have a generally serpentine configuration to provide continuous waves of generally sinusoidal character to each band-like element. The waves are characterized by a plurality of peaks and troughs taking a generally... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100241216 - Stents for angioplasty: A stent has a substantially tubular body defining a longitudinal axis including first and second adjacent annular segments, each segment defining a substantially sinusoidal shape having a plurality of peaks and valleys, the peaks of the first segment extending toward the second segment and being aligned longitudinally with the valleys... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20100241218 - Branch vessel prosthesis with a roll-up sealing assembly: A branch prosthesis configured for placement in a branch vessel includes an expandable tubular body portion, an expandable annular flange attached to a proximal end of the body portion, and a sealing sleeve proximally extending from the annular flange. The sealing sleeve is adapted to deform to a generally straight... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100241219 - Medicament delivery article, accessory & system: An adjunctive accessory article (25) for controlled release of at least a single physiologically active agent form an indwelling medical device so equipped is provided. The article is configurable as a tubular element upon a portion of the indwelling medical device, with barriers or facilitating coverings overlaying the carrier in... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East

20100241220 - Peripheral stents having layers: Provided herein is a coated coronary stent, comprising: a. stent; b. a plurality of layers deposited on said stent 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; wherein at... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100241221 - Reimplantable heart valve prosthesis and instrument for its installation: The invention relates to medical devices and can be used in cardiac surgery for replacement of the diseased native heart valves in humans. The objective of the invention is to decrease risks of trauma to the patient during reimplantation of the heart valve prosthesis. A heart valve prosthesis (FIG. 2),... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100241222 - Device for repairing mitral valve insufficiency: A device is associated with the conventional prosthetic ring, which is permanently attached to the natural ring of the mitral valve and consists of two pieces attached to each other in a sliding arrangement, which form a positioning mechanism. One of the pieces has an essentially T-shaped form for its... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100241223 - Wearable vad controller with reserve battery: There is disclosed apparatus and methods for providing a reserve power source for a ventricular assist device. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes a primary power source for powering the device, and a controller housing having a reserve battery for powering the device when the primary power source provides inadequate... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100241224 - Corneal cover or corneal implant and contact lens and method thereof: A corneal cover or corneal implant to be placed within or onto the surface of the cornea is made of bony fish scales and a contact lens is made of bony fish scales.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100241225 - Curable resin composition for intraocular lens, intracular lens material and intracular lens: wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; X1 represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; when X1 represents a sulfur atom, X2 represents CR2 where R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; when X1 represents an oxygen atom, X2 represents C═O; R3 to R5... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100241226 - Item composed of a silicon gel containing an odor masking active ingredient: The present invention relates to an item, such as an external breast prosthesis, an anti-decubitus cushion or mattress, comprising a closed envelope A made of a soft material and containing as filler a silicone gel that comprises an odor masking active ingredient C.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100241227 - Medical device delivery system and method: A tendon repair implant delivery system and methods incorporating a guide member having a temporary fixation member on or adjacent to the distal end. The point of fixation defines a target site for placement of the tendon repair implant which is subsequently affixed to the tendon.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100241228 - Engineered osteochondral construct for treatment of articular cartilage defects: An implant for articular cartilage repair includes (1) a three-dimensional body formed of cancellous bone having a demineralized section that contains bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP's) that are released by the demineralization but retained in the body, and (2) a cartilage layer formed on a surface of the demineralized section. The... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100241229 - Medical implant: Medical implant which at least partially comprises a biocompatible, electrically conductive polymer with electrical resistivity p, having the property of being able to be heated and softened by a flow of current through the polymer.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Synthes

20100241230 - Laminoplasty methods and devices: A vertebral implant is provided that includes a distraction member having a first end configured to pivotally couple to a first cut portion of a vertebra and a second end configured to mate with a base member configured to couple to a second cut portion of the vertebra. The distraction... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100241231 - Intervertebral fixation device: Described herein are low profile, vertebral body fixation systems that join together adjacent vertebrae to stabilize a portion of a spine and provide anterior to posterior, inferior to superior and side to side rotational control. An embodiment of the intervertebral fixation device includes an interbody element sized to be positioned... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100241233 - Spacerless artificial disc replacements: Spacerless artificial disc replacements (ADR) are disclosed. One preferred embodiment includes two saddle-shaped components to facilitate more normal spinal flexion, extension, and lateral bending while limit axial rotation, thereby protecting the facet joints and the annulus fibrosus (AF). Either or both of the superior and inferior components are made of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100241232 - Spinal implant: A spinal implant comprises a first rolling-contact core operably coupled to a first vertebra, said first rolling-contact core having a first convex surface having a first axis, said first convex surface configured to provide a first rolling motion in a first direction to said first vertebra relative to a second... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100241234 - Wear compensating joint assembly incorporating a pressurized fluid injectable reservoir upwardly biasing a hardened plastic with a wear surface: An artificial joint associated with an implant having a pair of three dimensional and structurally extending bones, each defining a contoured and opposing end face, which collectively defines a joint location. At least one plasticized and three dimensional shaped disk, such as a hardened and sanitary plastic material, is seated... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100241235 - Glenoid component for use in shoulder arthroplasty and associated method of implanting same: An implantation method includes creating a first bore and a second bore in a glenoid region of a scapula so that a first opening defined by the first bore and a second opening defined by the second bore are offset by a first distance. The method further includes providing a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100241236 - Modular radial head prosthesis: A prosthesis system for replacement of a head portion of a proximal radius can include an articulation component having a first connection portion. A first head component can have a second connection portion that connects to the first connection portion. A second head component can have a third connection portion... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100241237 - Fixed bearing joint endoprosthesis with combined congruent - incongruent prosthetic articulations: An orthopedic joint replacement has first and second joint components that can be placed in load-bearing articulation with one another. The first joint component has first and second convex spherical condylar segments defining first and second radii. The second joint component has a spherical first concave condylar segment with a... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100241238 - Containment system for constraining a prosthetic component: Methods, systems and devices for preventing prosthetic articulating surfaces from separating from each other. A containment system according to one embodiment seeks to prevent an implant stem head from dislocating from a prosthetic component while providing an increased range of motion over conventional constrained components. In one embodiment, an implant... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100241239 - Method and apparatus for protecting modular implant connection: Apparatus and methods of protecting modular implant connection portions are provided. A guard includes an outer sidewall and an inner sidewall defining a cavity that covers a modular implant connection portion. The modular implant connection covered with the guard can facilitate test-fitting of other modular implant components and allows reaming... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100241240 - Self-adjusting endourethral device & methods of use: A self adjusting and/or positioning indwelling urethral device is provided. The device generally includes a prostatic urethral stent body and a urethral anchoring element. The prostatic urethral stent body includes a preconfigured end portion for anchored receipt within a bladder with the urethral anchoring element extending from the prostatic urethral... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East

20100241241 - Remote actuated valve implant: Valve implant systems positionable within a flow passage, the systems having an inlet, an outlet, and a remotely activatable valve between the inlet and outlet, with the valves being operable to provide intermittent occlusion of the flow path. A remote field is applied to provide thermal or magnetic activation of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

20100241242 - Artificial joints using agonist-antagonist actuators: Artificial limbs and joints that behave like biological limbs and joints employ a synthetic actuator which consumes negligible power when exerting zero force, consumes negligible power when outputting force at constant length (isometric) and while performing dissipative, nonconservative work, is capable of independently engaging flexion and extension tendon-like, series springs,... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law

09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100234932 - System and method for deploying an endoluminal prosthesis at a surgical site: A system for implanting a prosthesis includes a control lumen and a nose cone affixed at a distal end of the control lumen. At least one supporting wire is affixed at one end, is substantially parallel to a major axis of the control lumen and is free at an opposite... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100234934 - Balloon deployable coronary stent: A system for treating a vascular condition includes a delivery catheter, a balloon disposed at a distal end of the delivery catheter, a stent having a stent framework, the stent disposed on an outer surface of the balloon; and at least one restraining filament attached to an outer surface of... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100234933 - Prosthesis delivery apparatus and methods: A self-expanding prosthesis delivery system having an outer tubular structure and an inner tubular structure adapted for tracking over a guidewire and disposed in the outer tubular structure where the outer tubular structure and inner tubular structure form a fluid fillable space, which when filled with a fluid forms a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100234935 - Detachable and retrievable stent assembly: A stent assembly comprises an expandable stent having a first stent backbone which extends from the proximal end of the stent to the distal end of the stent. The stent comprises a first stent back bone oriented in a direction which is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100234936 - Self-expanding stent: A self-expanding stent comprising a series of zig-zag stenting rings (A, B, C, D, E, F, D1, D2) spaced along the axis and with adjacent said rings connected by connecting links (12, 14) spaced around the circumference of the rings, the links (12) between any two axially adjacent rings A,... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100234937 - Recoverable valve stent: A recoverable, safe and reliable valve stent for unidirectional flow of human lumen which can be implanted temporarily or for a long term and is used in the interventional therapy so as to obstruct from anisotropic flow, in the case of lung diseases. It comprises a cylindrical stent made up... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100234938 - Grasper system for placement of intraluminal device: An apparatus for use within a vasculature includes a primary guider having a proximal end, a distal end and a medial portion extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The proximal end includes a proximal opening. The distal end includes a distal opening. The medial portion includes a... Agent: Walter W. Duft Law Offices Of Walter W. Duft

20100234939 - Biological valve for venous valve insufficiency: A bioprosthetic valve for repairing a deep venous insufficiency in a subject includes a single leaflet from a xenogeneic heart valve attached at natural margins of attachment to a patch of valve wall tissue. The patch may extend axially above and below the leaflet and circumferentially on either side of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100234940 - Prosthetic valve delivery system: A prosthetic valve delivery system for percutaneously delivering and deploying a prosthetic valve within an existing valve is disclosed. The delivery system includes a stented prosthetic valve having a balloon-expandable stent portion with a prosthetic valve disposed therein and at least one self-expanding stent portion. The delivery system further includes... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100234941 - Linear drive and pump system, in particular an artificial heart: The invention relates to an electrical linear drive, in particular for a pump system of an artificial heart, with a movable part and a stationary part, wherein the stationary part is formed by a permanent magnet arrangement and the movable part is formed by a coil arrangement, or vice versa,... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100234942 - Transition lenses with virtual pupil: A lens containing a chromophore distributed in or on the lens such that the lens functions as a virtual pupil in adjusting to light. The lens can be intraocular or extraocular.... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100234943 - Non-prolate aspheric intraocular lens: An intraocular lens for implantation into a human eye is described. The lens has at least one aspheric surface configured with non-prolate profile to maintain lens optical advantage as compared with equivalent power spherical lens within realistic clinical condition of lens tilt and decentration.... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20100234944 - Breast implant selector systems: A breast implant selector system including a breast width selector for selecting breast width input information, a breast tissue type selector for selecting breast tissue type input information in response to breast width input information selected with the breast width selector, and an implant size selector for selecting implant size... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100234945 - Surgical prosthesis for plastic reconstruction: A surgical prosthesis for implanting in a body for plastic reconstruction, said prosthesis being in contact with body tissue, the prosthesis being characterized in that it includes an outside surface that is hydrophilic so as to prevent at least in part the fixing and/or development of bacteria on said outside... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100234946 - Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea: A system for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes a body implantable in a soft palate, and a fastening element at a proximal end of the body for connecting the body with a hard palate. In one embodiment, the body is curved and has a convex top surface and a concave... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20100234947 - Implanted medical device especially used in cosmetic surgery: The present invention provides an implantable medical device adapted for use in surgical operations, said device being implantable in a predetermined body portion to be treated; said predetermined body portion is characterized by a first extremity and by a second extremity, wherein said device comprises (a) at least one element... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100234948 - Methods for improving the bioactivity characteristics of a surface and objects with surfaces improved thereby: The invention provides for a method of improving bioactivity of a surface of an implantable object. The invention also provides for a method of improving bioactivity of a surface of biological laboratory ware. The invention further provide a method of attaching cells to an object. The invention even further provides... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100234949 - Device for elastic ligature of tissues: A device for elastic ligature of tissues comprises: a first and a second element, one of which exhibits a support portion for at least a rubber ring, the elements being slidably coupled to one another such that a reciprocal sliding between the elements determines a release of a rubber ring... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100234950 - Process for producing material for hard tissue contact tool, and hard tissue contact tool: This invention provides a process for producing a material for a hard tissue contact tool, which can satisfactorily impart functionality and can improve surface treatment efficiency, and a hard tissue contact tool. The process for producing a material for a hard tissue contact tool comprises the step of subjecting an... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100234952 - Expendable intervertebral implant and associated instrumentation: An expandable intervertebral implant including an implant body transitionable between an initial configuration and an expanded configuration, and having first and second axial walls spaced apart along a transverse axis with at least one of the walls defining a recessed region when the implant body is in the initial configuration.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100234953 - Osteogenic fusion device: An interbody osteogenic fusion device is provided that includes opposite end pieces with an integral central element. The end pieces are sized to maintain the height of an intervertebral disc space. The central element has a much smaller diameter so that the osteogenic fusion device forms an annular pocket around... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100234951 - Prosthetic facet and facet joint replacement device: Spinal stabilization devices, systems, and methods are described. Foramenal spacers including a rigid member adapted to maintain the integrity of the foramenal space. Facet joint stabilizing members and prosthetic facet joints that augment or replace the native facet joint are also described. Lateral spinal stabilization systems that may be attached... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100234954 - Spinal implant and methods of implantation and treatment: A spinal implant is provided that includes a first component for engaging a first vertebra, a second component for engaging a second vertebrae, and a damping member is positioned therebetween. The damping member has at least two chambers connected by an opening. A fluid is disposed within the chambers such... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100234957 - Artifical disc implant: An artificial disc implant includes an upper shell, a lower shell, and a spacer therebetween. The spacer preferably has properties similar to that of a natural spinal disc, while the upper and lower shells form a rigid interface between the implant and the adjacent vertebral bodies. The upper and lower... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100234958 - Combination spacer insert and support for providing inter-cervical vertebral support: A combination spacer insert and support for incorporating into a space defined between succeeding vertebrae. A first insert body is constructed of a composite material exhibiting at least one modulus of elasticity with a substantially cylindrical shape and is inserted within the space, such as established between a pair of... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100234956 - Expanding cage for vertebral surgery: The disclosure relates to an expanding device intended to be implanted between the vertebral end-plates of two adjacent vertebrae, in particular for a stabilisation operation for intervertebral fusion. The inventive device comprises: a cage forming a peripheral part that surrounds a central cavity, said peripheral part being formed by a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100234955 - Fibrous scaffold for use in soft tissue engineering: The present invention relates to a fibrous scaffold for use as a substrate in soft tissue applications, in particular for preparing annulus fibrosus (AF) tissue. In aspects, the present invention also relates to an engineered biological material comprising AF tissue; constructs comprising one or more engineered biological materials; methods for... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP

20100234959 - Motion inducing reverse shoulder assembly: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a reverse shoulder assembly. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a reverse shoulder assembly method of use. In one example, a reverse shoulder assembly of the present invention may be provided such that the reverse shoulder assembly alters the abduction... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100234960 - Articulating implant system: An articulating implant system is provided for fixation to a bone. The articulating implant system includes a fixation component for fixation to the bone and an articulating member for articulating against bone or cartilage. Specifically, a modular ulnar implant is provided in accordance with the articulating implant system of the... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Legal Department

20100234962 - Constrained prosthetic knee with rotating bearing: A constrained prosthetic knee having a modular hinge post and a rotating bearing. A cannulated hinge post is rotatably connected to the femoral component of the knee prosthesis so that a hinge post extension may be anteriorly positioned through the hinge post and into the tibial component of the knee... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100234961 - High performance knee prostheses: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100234963 - Containment system for constraining a prosthetic component: Methods, systems and devices for preventing prosthetic articulating surfaces from separating from each other. A containment system according to one embodiment seeks to prevent an implant stem head from dislocating from a prosthetic component while providing an increased range of motion over conventional constrained components. In one embodiment, an implant... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100234964 - Acetabular cup implant for artificial hip joint using shape memory alloy: Disclosed is an acetabular cup implant for an artificial hip joint suitable for being fitted to a bone using a shape memory alloy. The acetabular cup implant for an artificial hip joint comprises an acetabular cup formed of a shape memory alloy having a semi-spherical shape with a hollow section,... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100234965 - Insert for acetabular cup: An insert for an acetabular cup includes an insertion body having an external surface shaped to be able to be coupled with a mating seating of the acetabular cup. The insert includes at least a friction element positioned on the external surface to determine a predefined friction with the surface... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20100234966 - Bone repair or augmentation device: Bone repair or augmentation devices comprising a porous body (2) comprising pores (4), the porous body comprising a portion with a reinforcing agent within the pores of that portion of the porous body (8). Methods of making bone augmentation or repair devices are also provided, the devices having a perimeter... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100234967 - Rotary actuator arrangement: A rotary actuator comprises a motor, gearing connected for driving by the motor, an output drive member and bearings for carrying the output drive member, wherein the gearing comprises wave generator gearing and the gearing is at least partially located radially within the bearings. In addition, an artificial limb member... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100228333 - Drug eluting surface covering: A thin-walled sheath is placed over a balloon having an antirestenotic drug placed on the balloon of a balloon dilatation catheter. The sheath protects the drug from dissolution into the blood and allows improved delivery to the lesion site. A rolling action of the sheath prevents the drug from loss... Agent: William J. Drasler

20100228334 - Medical devices and method for making the same: Medical devices, such as stents, and methods of the devices are described.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100228336 - Medical devices and methods of making the same: Medical devices, such as stents, and methods of making the devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a medical device includes an alloy having tantalum, tungsten, zirconium and niobium. For example, the alloy can include from about 20% to about 40% by weight of tantalum, from about 0.5% to about 9%... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100228335 - Stents modified with material comprising amnion tissue and corresponding processes: A stent scaffold combined with amniotic tissue provides for a biocompatible stent that has improved biocompatibility and hemocompatibility. The amnion tissue can be variously modified or unmodified form of amnion tissue such as non-cryo amnion tissue, solubilized amnion tissue, amnion tissue fabric, chemically modified amnion tissue, amnion tissue treated with... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC

20100228339 - Longitudinally flexible stent: An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portion. The stent retains longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The stent is formed of intertwined meander patterns forming triangular cells. The cells are adapted to provide radial support, and also provide longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The cells also provide increase coverage... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100228337 - Mirror image stent and method of use: that at least a proximal end ring in combination with its associated links is the mirror image of a distal end ring and its associated links. The rings that form the proximal end and the rings that form the distal end have a radial stiffness associated therewith, and said stiffness... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100228338 - Stents with tapered struts: A stent may include a stent body having a stent axis. The stent body may include structural members defining openings through the stent body. The structural members are provided with regions having different widths. The relative sizes of the widths are selected to control the length of the stent body... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100228340 - Stent and method for determining the position of a stent: s

20100228341 - Endoprostheses: A hydrophilic ceramic coating is formed on an endoprosthesis preform. The hydrophilic ceramic coating is porous and can store nano-sized drug particles.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100228342 - Laminated drug-polymer coated stent with dipped and cured layers: The present invention provides a method of applying a drug-polymer coating on a stent. A stent framework is dipped into a first polymeric solution including a first polymer, a first therapeutic agent, and a first solvent. The polymeric solution is dried and the first polymer is cured to form a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100228343 - Phase-separated biocompatible polymer compositions for medical uses: A variety of phase-separated biocompatible polymer compositions are described. In preferred embodiments the polymers are bioresorbable and/or biodegradable, and have desirable mechanical properties, such as fracture and/or fatigue toughness, that have previously not been a primary design criteria for such polymers. The polymer compositions are useful in a variety of... Agent: Peter J. Butch Iii Fox Rothschild LLP

20100228344 - Accommodating intraocular lens: A deformable intracapsular implant device for shaping an enucleated lens capsule sac for use in cataract procedures and refractive lensectomy procedures. In one embodiment, the intraocular implant devices rely on thin film shape memory alloys and combine with the post-phaco capsular sac to provide a biomimetic complex that can mimic... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100228345 - System for forming and modifying lenses and lenses formed thereby: A lens for placement in a human eye, such as intraocular lens, has at least some of its optical properties formed with a laser. The laser forms modified loci in the lens when the modified loci have a different refractive index than the refractive index of the material before modification.... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20100228346 - Accommodating intraocular lens: An accommodating intraocular lens is provided that having optical parameters that are altered in-situ using forces applied by the ciliary muscles, in which a lens body carries an actuator separating two fluid-filled chambers having either the same index of diffraction or different indices of refraction, actuation of the actuator changing... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100228347 - Flush patch for elastomeric implant shell: An elastomeric fluid-filled prosthetic implant having a shell and a patch providing a reinforced access region on the shell for introduction of manufacturing implements, such as a gel-filling tool. The shell may cover the entire inner face of the patch, or a substantial part thereof, and a peripheral edge of... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100228348 - Polymer films for medical device coating: A method for depositing a coating comprising a polymer and impermeable dispersed solid on a substrate, comprising the following steps: discharging at least one impermeable dispersed solid in dry powder form through a first orifice; discharging at least one polymer in dry powder form through a second orifice; depositing the... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100228349 - Bulking of upper esophageal sphincter for treatment of obesity: A method for treatment of obesity involves implantation of bulking devices within the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) to inhibit swallowing, thereby limiting food intake and treating obesity. One or more bulking devices are implanted within or near the UES to create a partial obstruction, partially impair UES muscle function, or... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100228350 - Spinal nucleus replacement implants: 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 components insertable into the disc space, wherein the components have at least one set of complementarily-shaped and sized surfaces, and wherein the at least one... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100228351 - Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement: An intervertebral implant includes a first endplate having a first surface configured to substantially engage with a first vertebral body and a second surface having an extension with a concave contact surface, the concave contact surface being spaced apart from the second surface. The implant further includes a second endplate... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100228352 - Glenoid implant anchor post: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100228353 - Catheter deliverable foot implant and method of delivering the same: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating alignment of the foot to treat patients with flat feet, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and metatarsophalangeal joint dysfunction. An enlargeable implant is positioned in or about the sinus tarsi and/or first metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the foot. The implant is insertable by minimally invasive... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100228354 - Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup: An improved hip prosthesis includes an acetabular cup bearing component constructed from a relatively hard and high strength ceramic material for articulation with a ball-shaped femoral head component which may be constructed from a compatible ceramic or metal material. In one form, the acetabular cup further includes a ceramic porous... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100228355 - Hip socket with assembleable male ball shape having integrally formed ligament and female receiver and installation kit: A hip implant assembly including a spherical shaped ball and an elongated stem. An annular defining rim separates the ball from the stem and abuts, in a maximum inserting condition, over an exterior reconditioned surface of the femur and upon inserting the stem within an interior passageway formed within the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100228356 - Orthopaedic implants and methods for making the same: Orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic implant sets, and/or methods for making the same. Aspects and embodiments of the present invention may include orthopaedic implants having an elongated insertion region including proximal, distal, and transition portions, wherein at least portions of at least one face each of the proximal and transition portions are... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100228357 - Growing prosthesis: A growing prosthesis comprising a joint replacement part, a prosthesis stem, a stem-anchoring element, and an element with corresponding drive provided for the lengthening of the growing prosthesis. The element provided for the lengthening of the growing prosthesis is a spindle element arranged in the stem-anchoring element.... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100228358 - Bone filling cement: g

20100228359 - Implant of cross-linked spider silk threads: The present invention provides the use of spider silk threads for the production of tissue implants for medical use. A scaffolding matrix is provided for implantation, which matrix is comprised of spider silk thread and/or segments of spider silk threads which are cross-linked. The cross-linked spider silk thread segments essentially... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100228360 - Control of a passive prosthetic knee joint with adjustable damping: The invention relates to the control of a passive prosthetic knee joint with adjustable damping in the direction of flexion such that a prosthetic unit attached to the knee joint can be adapted for climbing stairs.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100228361 - Flexible prong adaptor for stump socket for prosthetics: A socket adaptor for use in creating a laminated stump socket for attaching a prosthetic limb to a patient having a stump. It includes a separate main body and a plurality of flexible prongs that are permanently affixed to the main body. The main body is formed of relatively rigid... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100228362 - Tremor stabilizing system for handheld devices: A handheld device for canceling unintentional muscle movement. The device includes a base comprising a handgrip for a user to hold, a gripping element linked to the base for releasably connecting the handheld device to an object, a sensor that detects movement of the base, a controller linked to the... Agent: James D. Stevens Reising Ethington P.C.

09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100222862 - Stent, stent graft and other implantable assemblies: A stent or other implantable medical device is provided with one or more gripping shoulders which are able, when the stent is compressed onto a delivery cannula to frictionally mechanically engage the outer surface of the catheter so as to grip thereon and maintatin the position of the stent relative... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100222861 - System for treating lesions on a blood vessel bifurcation: The invention relates to a system for treating lesions on a blood vessel bifurcation presenting a first branch (B1) and a second branch (B2), said system comprising: a first endoprosthesis (100) designed to be positioned in the first branch; a second endoprosthesis (200) designed to be placed in the second... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100222865 - Intraluminal stent graft: A method of making a 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: David J. Johns W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20100222864 - Neurovascular stent and method: A stent designed for catheter delivery to a target neurovascular site via a tortuous path, in a contracted state, and deployment at the target site, in an expanded state, is disclosed. The stent includes a plurality of expandable tubular members, where member is composed of a continuous wire element forming... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100222863 - Silk stent grafts: Silk-containing stent grafts are provided comprising an endoluminal stent and a graft, wherein the silk 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. Also provided are methods... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100222867 - Drug delivery from stents: An intravascular stent has a coat comprising a crosslinked amphiphilic polymer and a sparingly water soluble matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPI). Preferably the polymer is formed from 2-methacryloyloxy-2′-ethyltrimethylammonium phosphate inner salt, C4-18 alkyl methacrylate and reactive and/or crosslinking monomer and the MMPI is a hydroxamic acid, more preferably batimastat. Preclinical and... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100222866 - Metal alloy for medical devices and implants: The present invention relates to a medical device or implant made at least in part of a high strength, low modulus metal alloy comprising Niobium, Tantalum, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Zirconium, Tungsten, and Molybdenum. The medical devices according to the present invention provide... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100222868 - Stent: A stent with strut bands and connectors, wherein the strut bands have long and short struts with a junction positioned between the short struts. Each junction defines a reservoir, wherein the reservoirs of a strut band are substantially circumferentially aligned. The connectors each have arms, wherein each arm includes an... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100222869 - Method and device for facilitating surgical access to a body area: A vascular graft that has a valve incorporated into a wall thereof is described. The graft may be used in gaining access to interior portions of the heart. The valve is normally closed and may be opened by a surgical device threaded into the vascular graft and to the valve.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100222870 - Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond: An embodiment of the invention provides a prosthesis for placement at an Os opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support and at least one frond extending axially from an end of the support. The support is configured to be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100222871 - Mechanism for securing to a corporeal lumen and method of manufacturing: An improved hood provides for the attaching of endoluminal prosthesis within corporeal lumens. The hook is integrally formed with framing structure and is preset into an outward bend, but is resiliently flexible so as to form a substantially straight profile when compressed. The hook is capable of impinging upon the... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100222872 - Methods, compositions and devices for treating lesioned sites using bioabsorbable carriers: Methods and compositions for the sustained release of treatment agents to treat an occluded blood vessel and affected tissue and/or organs are disclosed. Porous or non-porous bioabsorbable glass, metal or ceramic bead, rod or fiber particles can be loaded with a treatment agent, and optionally an image-enhancing agent, and coated... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100222873 - Self-buffering medical implants: A medical implant includes a bioerodible portion that includes a bioerodible polymer and a bioerodible metal. The bioerodible polymer matrix degrades under physiological conditions to form acidic degradation products. The bioerodible metal degrades under physiological conditions to form basic degradation products. The acidic degradation products and the basic degradation products... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222874 - Intraluminal stent graft: A method of making a tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 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: David J. Johns W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20100222875 - Method for forming a porous stent coating: Methods for forming porous stent coatings are disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100222876 - Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair: A medical device for treating a heart having a faulty heart valve is disclosed. The medical device comprises a ligature including a first anchoring member and a second anchoring member is used. The ligature is percutaneously deployable into a patient with a faulty heart valve wherein the first anchoring member... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100222877 - Tissue engineered human pulmonary valves with cyclic pressure bioreactor accelerated seeding strategies and methods for assessing inflammatory potential of putative scaffolds for tissue engineered heart valves: The invention provides for bioengineered or tissue engineered heart valves that are more efficiently recellularized and/or have a decreased inflammatory potential. The heart valves are generally decellularized and then recellularized using autologous cells wherein the valves are subjected to pulsatile motion during the recellularization process. Tissue engineered heart valves subjected... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100222878 - Blood pump system with arterial pressure monitoring: Materials and methods related to blood pump systems are described. These can be used in patients to, for example, monitor arterial pressure, measure blood flow, maintain left ventricular pressure within a particular range, avoid left ventricular collapse, prevent fusion of the aortic valve in a subject having a blood pump,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222879 - Intraocular lens for capsular bag: An intraocular lens to be implanted into the capsular bag after ablation of the crystalline lens includes a central optical portion and a haptic portion including haptic members arranged on the periphery of the optical part and for positioning the intraocular lens in the capsular bag. On the one hand,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100222880 - Breast prosthesis: This invention relates to a breast prosthesis which consists of a cup-shaped body of a non-rigid plastic material, which is welded into plastic films to obtain one or more chambers. In accordance with the invention, the filling material is colored with polymeric dyes. This invention furthermore relates to a method... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20100222881 - Vessel protection device: The present disclosure relates to a vessel/tissue protection device having a polymer coated reinforcing layer. The polymer can comprise a biocompatible polymer that will not promote tissue in-growth or attachment, such as segmented polyurethane, polycarbonate urethane, polyether urethane, polyacrylonitrile, etc. The reinforcing layer can comprise any suitable woven, non-woven, knitted,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100222882 - Joint bioscaffolds: Provided herein are compositions and medical devices, and in particular, biodegradable scaffolds capable of repairing and replacing cartilagenous meniscuses. Also provided herein are methods of using scaffolds for treating degenerative tissue disorders. In certain embodiments, such scaffolds can promote tissue regeneration of a temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) meniscus.... Agent: Hirshman Law, LLC

20100222883 - Artificial bone: The invention provides an artificial bone with substantially unidirectionally-oriented pores in the inside of an artificial bone material (artificial bone main body) and has, on its surface, a marker showing the orientation direction of the substantially unidirectionally-oriented pores. The marker may be a line symbol, a protrusion, a pit, etc.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100222884 - 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

20100222885 - Artificial intervertebral disc: An artificial intervertebral disc for implantation between two adjacent vertebrae includes superior and inferior shells connected in a ball and socket arrangement. The inferior shell preferably incorporating a convex portion that cooperates with a concave portion on the superior shell. A resilient nucleus is provided within an enclosure defined by... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20100222886 - Shoulder arthroplasty system: An implant system for total shoulder arthroplasties, hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties including a humeral stem having an enlarged head portion with interfaces adapted to removably receive various modular interchangeable components, such as articulating liners, spacers, and adapter inserts. The humeral stem functions as a universal platform... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100222887 - Elbow prosthesis: An elbow prosthesis constructed in accordance to one example of the present teachings can include a first stem structure that is operable to be positioned in a first bone of a joint. The first stem structure can include a first stem portion and a cage structure. The first stem portion... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100222888 - Prosthetic devices: A prosthetic device made of a first specific type of polyarylene, taken alone or in combination with a second specific type of polyarylene, featuring some unexpected advantages such as a very high strength and stiffness, good elongation properties, high chemical resistance, good biocompatibility as well as an outstanding impact resistance.... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta

20100222889 - Knee and shoulder joint prosthesis: The present disclosure relates to prosthetic knee implants (100), components (101,102,103,104,105) of prosthetic knee implants, and methods of fixating the components to one another and, especially fixation of the implants to bone.... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100222890 - Mobile/fixed prosthetic knee systems: A prosthetic knee system includes a tibial tray, a non-rotating tibial insert, and a rotating tibial insert. The non-rotating tibial insert and the rotating tibial insert are selectively coupleable to the tibial tray such that a fixed or a mobile orthopaedic prosthesis may be configured. In some embodiments, the tibial... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100222891 - Modular implant system with fully porous coated sleeve: A modular knee implant system allows a surgeon to select between several different styles of distal femoral implant components and several different styles of stem extensions while also allowing for use of a metaphyseal component. The metaphyseal component can be a universal one that is usable with all of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100222893 - Prosthetic hip implants: Prosthetic hip stems and acetabular cups for use in prosthetic hip joints. The hip stem may include a core having a stem portion and a neck portion, a polymer matrix layer substantially covering the stem portion of the core, and a porous metal layer substantially covering the polymer matrix layer.... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100222892 - Joint assembly incorporating undercut surface design to entrap accumulating wear debris from plastic joint assembly: A layer applied to a joint defined surface including a general mat shape body exhibiting a plurality of recesses, such that abrading contact with an opposing joint surface creates debris which are entrapped within the recesses during a normal range of motion. The body can further exhibit a first harder... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100222894 - Implantable tissue connector: An implantable tissue connector (1; 1 a) adapted to be connected to a tubular part of living tissue (70; 80) within a patient's body (100) comprises a conduit (2) and at least one flexible sleeve (10) adapted to axially extend and closely fit around at least part of the outer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

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