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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor October categorized by USPTO classification 10/10

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10/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100274343 - Catheter support for stent delivery: An angioplasty and stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expandable distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state: a stent positioned around the distal portion of the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100274339 - Delivery system for deployment of a one-piece iliac-branch device: A delivery device for a bifurcated stent-graft includes a first catheter portion with a first tip and a second catheter portion with a second tip. The first and second tips each include a generally curved and tapered outer surface and complementary surfaces that face each other. The first and second... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100274340 - Deployment device: A stent graft deployment device (10) has a tubular fixed handle (34, 36) to be gripped and held by a user and an elongate release handle (30) extending through the fixed handle so that the release handle can be moved through the fixed handle. The deployment device assembly has a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100274341 - Introducer assembly and method of manufacturing an introducer assembly: An introducer assembly (10) includes a guide wire catheter (12), a pusher element (16), an external manipulation unit (28) and an external sheath (30). The distal end (18) of the pusher element (16) is bonded, with adhesive or other bonding agent (32), to the guide wire catheter (12) so as... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100274342 - Stent crimping mechanisms: A system for reducing the diameter of a stent comprises a stent contracting assembly. The assembly comprises a plurality of blades, which define a diameter reduction chamber. The chamber has an open diameter configuration and a closed diameter configuration. The plurality of blades comprises active blades and floating blades, wherein... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100274344 - Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus: A system/assembly for delivery and deployment of an inflation expandable stent within a vessel, comprising a catheter having proximal and distal ends; a stent, inflation expandable from a delivery diameter to a deployment diameter, such that the delivery diameter is reduced from the deployment diameter for conforming the stent to... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100274345 - Self-flaring active fixation element for a stent graft: A stent graft includes a stent graft material of tubular shape and annular shaped stent elements coupled to the stent graft material. The stent graft further includes hooked fixation elements, having hook-end portions and coupling-end, circumferentially spaced about an annular shaped spring attachment element, and coupled to the stent graft... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100274347 - Endoluminal device for in vivo delivery of bioactive agents: The present invention consists of an implantable structural element for in vivo delivery of bioactive active agents to a situs in a body. The implantable structural element may be configured as an implantable prosthesis, such as an endoluminal stent, cardiac valve, osteal implant or the like, which serves a dual... Agent: Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20100274346 - Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent: A multi-section filamentary stent comprises a braided section, which is a cylindrical mesh of a first set of filaments, connected to at least one wound section comprising a second set of one or more filaments having a repeating configuration with a bent portion. The two sections are preferably connected by... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100274348 - Modular stent assembly: The present invention relates to an assembly (10) comprising at least a first stent (1′) and a second stent (1′). Each stent comprises a proximal section (2), a central section (3), and a distal section (4). The proximal and distal sections provide a radial force which is essentially equal to... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20100274349 - Stents with high radial strength and methods of manufacturing same: Polymeric stents having fracture toughness and resistance to recoil after deployment are disclosed along with methods of manufacturing such stents. Improvements to mechanical characteristics and other improvements may be achieved by having polymer chains within individual stent struts oriented in a direction that is closer to or in line with... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100274350 - Helical hybrid stent: An expandable helical stent is provided, wherein the stent may be formed of a main stent component and a securement. The main stent component is formed from a flat strip having one or more undulating side bands that may be connected to form geometrically shaped cells and are helically wound... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100274351 - Prosthetic vascular conduit: A prosthetic vascular conduit for coupling to a valve having an annular portion includes a terminal collar member, radially expandable to receive the annular portion of the valve. The collar member includes a portion which is radially contractible to capture the annular portion of the valve to couple the valve... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100274353 - Biomimetic vascular network and devices using the same: The invention provides method of fabricating a scaffold comprising a fluidic network, including the steps of: (a) generating an initial vascular layer for enclosing the chamber and providing fluid to the cells, the initial vascular layer having a network of channels for fluid; (b) translating the initial vascular layer into... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100274352 - Endoprosthesis with selective drug coatings: An endoprosthesis such as a coronary stent includes a luminal surface, at least a portion of which is covered with a first coating including a first drug, and an abluminal surface, at least a portion of which is covered with a second coating including a second drug. The first drug... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100274354 - Prosthetic heart valves and methods of attaching same: A stented valve including a compressible and expandable stent frame having a generally tubular body portion having an interior area and a longitudinal axis, a bioprosthetic valve positioned at least partially within the interior area of the tubular body portion of the stent frame and having an inner wall from... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100274356 - Apparatus and method for sequentially anchoring multiple graft ligaments in a bone tunnel: An apparatus for anchoring at least two graft ligaments within a longitudinal bone tunnel includes a longitudinal sleeve having at least two radially spaced ligament-contacting surfaces located in lateral opposition to a sleeve inner lumen. The sleeve is configured for at least partial insertion into the bone tunnel with each... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100274355 - Bone-tendon-bone assembly with cancellous allograft bone block having cortical end portion: The invention is directed toward a sterile bone-tendon-bone assembly with two allograft bone blocks constructed with a cancellous portion and a cortical end portion. Each bone block has an outer curved surface with two opposing longitudinal arcuate grooves cut into the exterior surface which will allow a tendon replacement member... Agent: John S. Hale Gipple & Hale

20100274357 - Expandable implant, instrument, and method: Embodiments of the invention include expandable, implantable devices and methods. Devices expand linearly to provide secure fixation between or among anatomical structures. The expanded height of some embodiments is greater that twice the unexpanded height of the device. In some embodiments, an implant replaces one or more vertebral bodies of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100274358 - Spine stabilization device, and method and kit for its implantation: A spine stabilization device is provided, the spine stabilization device including an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra, and including a top surface oriented towards the lower endplate of the vertebral body of the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100274359 - Joint prosthesis attachment system, device and method: Prosthetic systems, devices, and methods for attaching prosthetic joint components to a vault-shaped portion of the anatomy. A device for attaching a glenoid joint component for a shoulder prosthesis to a glenoid cavity includes a body adapted to extend into the cortical bony vault of the glenoid cavity for supporting... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100274360 - Humeral head resurfacing implant and methods of use thereof: The invention features a monoblock (non-modular) humeral head (shoulder) resurfacing implant designed to replace a portion of the patient's humeral head. The humeral head may need replacing due to trauma, osteonecrosis, infection, arthritis, or other causes. The implant of the invention is designed to be performed either as a hemiarthroplasty... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100274361 - Implant and process for producing it, in particular modification of its surface: A process for producing a ceramic implant which is structured on the surface at least in the region in contact with bone and/or tissue is described. The process is characterized in that the ceramic implant after shaping and sintering is, in the region to be structured, I. reduced to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100274362 - Cartilage particle tissue mixtures optionally combined with a cancellous construct: Mixtures, such as gels or pastes, comprising freeze-milled cartilage particles and exogenous growth factors are used for repairing chondral defects. Such mixtures may be applied to constructs comprising cancellous bone for implantation at the defect site. Suitable growth factors include variants of FGF-2, particularly variants that include a sole amino... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100274364 - Adjustable prosthesis: A prosthesis system includes a reconfigurable socket. The socket changes configurations to adjust the socket fit. The socket includes a socket main body with a window and a panel positioned in the window. The panel and the socket main body cooperate to define a cavity for receiving a residual limb.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100274363 - Prosthetic liner with improved knee flexion: A prosthesis comprising an elastomeric liner sized and configured to surround a limb of a patient about a knee joint, the liner having an inner surface for facing the limb of the patient and an outer surface defining an anterior region and a posterior region which are demarcated by an... Agent: Ronald A. Christaldi

20100274365 - Arm prosthetic device: A prosthetic arm apparatus including a plurality of segments that provide a user of the prosthetic arm apparatus with substantially the same movement capability and function as a human arm. The segments are connectable to one another and connectable to a prosthetic support apparatus that may be adorned by the... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100268315 - Castellated sleeve stent-graft delivery system and method: A method of deploying a stent graft includes radially constraining proximal apexes of a proximal anchor stent ring of the stent-graft in a space between merlons of a castellated sleeve of a tip and a spindle having spindle pins, the proximal apexes extending around the spindle pins. A graft material... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268316 - Device and method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula: A shunt rivet for implantation between a first body space and a second body space in a patient, such as to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100268314 - Hollow helical stent system: A stent is formed from a hollow resilient tube shaped into a helical expanded configuration to form a substantially cylindrical prosthesis that is releasably attached to an actuation shaft for delivery to a treatment site. The stent is deliverable in a substantially linear configuration and deployed with internal fluid pressure,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268317 - Stent graft restraining mechanism for a delivery system (catheter): A prosthesis delivery system comprises a tip having a lumen, a first end and a second end; a sleeve coupled to the tip second end; a spindle comprising a spindle body and a plurality of projections extending radially outward from the spindle body, each projection having a first edge and... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268320 - Endovascular implant having an integral graft component and method of manufacture: A covered stent including an endovascular implant having a polymeric stent structure with an integrally formed membrane-like graft component, also referred to as a stent-graft, and methods of manufacturing the one-piece stent-graft by an injection molding process. A molding system for creating the polymeric stent structure is injected with a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268319 - Mobile external coupling for branch vessel connection: An endovascular prosthesis includes a tubular body and a flexible springy mobile external coupling. The tubular body includes a graft material and stents coupled thereto with a forms a lumen therethrough. The mobile external coupling extends outwardly from the tubular body. The mobile external coupling includes a graft material and... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268318 - Prosthesis for antegrade deployment: An endoluminal tubular prosthesis for use in an open surgical repair comprises a tubular graft having a longitudinal axis, a first tubular section having a plurality of self-expanding stents and extending along the longitudinal axis and a second stent-less tubular section extending from the first tubular section and along the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268322 - Device for treating a duct through which blood flows and associated preparation method: This device comprises a tubular endoprosthesis (11) of axis (X-X′) and a stent (13) of axis (Y-Y′) defining a distal retention opening (23A) and a proximal retention opening (23B). The device comprises a distal wire-like tie (33A) and a proximal wire-like tie (33B). Each tie (33A, 33B) forms a retaining... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100268321 - Drug-releasing graft: A method of incorporating drugs into an implantable medical device. In one variation, water insoluble drugs are used to form crystals within the porous structure of the device. Upon implantation, the drug crystals dissolve slowly and release the drug into the surrounding tissue. In one example, a water insoluble drug... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100268323 - Inflammation accelerating prosthesis: A prosthesis sleeve that is deployed within a patient's vessel at a damaged tissue area. The sleeve includes an inflammatory inducing section that releases materials near the damaged tissue to accelerate or enhance the immune response for a period of time sufficient to result in a smooth layer of repaired... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100268324 - Stents for prosthetic heart valves and methods of making same: A single piece stent construction having a plurality of commissure posts, each of which extends upwardly from a solid ring along a bend line and generally along a central longitudinal axis of the stent.... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100268326 - Expandable framework with overlapping connectors: A stent may comprise a plurality of serpentine bands and connectors. A first connector may overlap a second connector when the stent is unexpanded. The first connector may also overlap the second connector in an unexpanded state when the stent is subject to compressive forces in the local area of... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100268325 - Medical devices and methods of making the same: Medical devices, such as endoprostheses, and methods of making the devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, an endoprosthesis includes a first portion having a first width, and a second portion having a second width different than the first width, wherein the first and second portions have different grain sizes.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100268327 - Mobile external coupling for branch vessel connection: An endovascular prosthesis includes a tubular body and a mobile external coupling. The tubular body includes a graft material and stents coupled thereto, a forms a lumen therethrough. The mobile external coupling extends outwardly from the tubular body. The mobile external coupling includes a graft material and is generally frustoconically... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268328 - Endovascular delivery system having textile component for implant restraint and delivery: A stent-graft delivery system is disclosed having an outer tubular shaft or sheath with a relatively stiff proximal segment and a distal segment formed from a tubular textile component. The proximal segment being formed from a polymeric tubing and having a distal end attached to a proximal end of the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268329 - Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease: A drug and drug delivery system may be utilized in the treatment of vascular disease. A local delivery system is coated with rapamycin or other suitable drug, agent or compound and delivered intraluminally for the treatment and prevention of neointimal hyperplasia following percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography. The local delivery of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100268330 - Methods and devices for implants with calcium phosphate: Implants with a calcium phosphate containing layer are disclosed. The implants, which can have a metallic character (e.g., made from a cobalt chromium alloy), can include a surface that is exposed to one or more formulations that results in a chemical and/or physical modification. In some instances, the modified surface... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100268331 - Process for spinning uhmwpe, uhmwpe multifilament yarns produced thereof and their use: The invention relates to a gel-spinning process for producing a high tensile strength ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) multifilament yarn comprising ultra-low dtex filaments, the process being characterized in that the draw ratio DRfluid applied to fluid filaments obtained by spinning a solution of UHMWPE through a spinneret and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100268332 - Prosthetic heart valve for transfemoral delivery: A prosthetic heart valve capable of being delivered via a transfemoral route as described.... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100268333 - System and method for controlling pump: Systems and methods to control the movement of one or more pistons in a pumping chamber. The systems and methods may include a sensor to sense an external variable provide an output signal. The systems and methods may also include a microprocessor configured to receive the output signal from the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100268334 - System and method for pump variable stroke: Systems and methods for providing a variable pumping stroke from a pump comprising a pumping chamber, a pump inlet, a pump outlet, a valving mechanism, and a drive piston.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100268336 - Materials and method for promotion of nerve regeneration: The subject invention pertains to the therapeutic use of certain GAG-degrading enzymes, and enzyme combinations, to promote nerve repair and regeneration.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100268335 - 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

20100268337 - Monolithic orthopedic implant with an articular finished surface: A monolithic material including a first region having a first variability of strength and a second region joined to the first region, the second region having a second variability of strength, wherein the monolithic material has a variability of strength less than the first variability of strength of the first... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20100268338 - Deployment system and method for an expandable vertebral implant: Embodiments of the invention include expandable implants incorporated into a system for deploying the expandable implants to replace skeletal structures such as one or more vertebrae or portions of the spine or vertebrae. Some embodiments include related methods of implanting devices using deployment systems.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100268339 - Intervertebral spinal implant and method of making the same: An invertebral implant for replacing a damage invertebral disk within the spinal column can include a generally flat body having opposing surfaces and peripheral wall or surface that extends between the opposing surface. Protruding outwardly from the peripheral wall can be a shelf-like flange that has a reduced thickness compared... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100268340 - Minimally invasive expandable contained vertebral implant and method: Embodiments of the invention include expandable, implantable devices and methods. Devices expand linearly within the volume of a membrane and laterally to provide secure fixation between or among anatomical structures. In some embodiments, an implant replaces one or more vertebral bodies, or portions of vertebral bodies, of the spine.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100268341 - Minimally invasive expandable vertebral implant and method: Embodiments of the invention include expandable, implantable devices and methods. Devices expand linearly and laterally to provide secure fixation between or among anatomical structures. In some embodiments, an implant replaces one or more vertebral bodies, or portions of vertebral bodies, of the spine.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100268342 - Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted partial circular domed arch strip spring: An intervertebral spacer device having a pair of opposing plates for seating against opposing vertebral bone surfaces. Each of the opposing plates has an external surface with a deflectable wire mesh thereon, into which the bone can readily grow.... Agent: Spine Mp Lerner, David, Et Al.

20100268345 - Intervertebral spacer device: An intervertebral spacer device may include first and second plates, each having inner and outer surfaces thereof, the plates may be disposed in a spaced apart relationship such that the inner surfaces face toward one another, and the outer surfaces face away from one another, the first plate including a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100268344 - Posterior spinal device and method: An intervertebral joint assembly includes an upper support and a lower support, each of which has two or more components. The upper and lower support components are arranged in situ to form the upper and lower supports, respectively. By arranging the supports in situ, the supports can be introduced from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100268343 - Vertebral endplate connection implant and method: Embodiments of the invention include implants and methods for connecting devices to bones, such as one or more endplates of vertebrae. Devices may include mechanisms for connecting to one or more vertebrae by extending portions of the devices through an aperture in a vertebral implant and expanding the implant within... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100268346 - Nanotextured cobalt-chromium alloy articles having high wettability and method of producing same: The present invention relates to articles comprising a cobalt-chromium alloy and bearing a surface oxide layer that has a thickness of 20 to 40 Å, is enriched in chromium relative to said article, and includes a plurality of indentions that, independently, have a diameter of from about 40 to about... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100268347 - Micro and nano scale surface textured titanium-containing articles and methods of producing same: The present invention relates to processes involving contacting articles that include titanium or titanium alloy with a solution comprising hydrochloric acid and chloride-containing compound for a time and at a temperature effective to form a plurality of indentions that, independently, have a diameter of from about 200 nm to 10... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100268348 - Acetabular cup: A system and method for placing a prosthetic acetabular cup within an acetabulum are disclosed. The system may comprise an acetabular cup with an eccentric socket. The acetabular cup may be substantially hemispherical with a cup rim and a portion of the cup rim removed defining a relief. The cup... Agent: Imds, Inc.

20100268349 - Assembled implant: This invention is directed to an assembled implant comprising two or more portions of bone that are held together in appropriate juxtaposition with one or more biocompatible pins to form a graft unit. Preferably, the pins are cortical bone pins. Typically, the cortical pins are press-fitted into appropriately sized holes... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100268350 - Method for treating tissue with an implant: A method for forming a valve-like mechanism in a body of a mammal having an esophagus extending through a lower esophageal sphincter to a stomach and formed by a wall having a muscle layer and a mucosal layer. The method comprises the step of forming at least one implant in... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100268351 - System, method and apparatus for control of a prosthetic device: A system for control of a prosthetic device includes at least one Inertial Measurement Unit detecting orientation of a user's foot. The at least one Inertial Measurement Unit is in communication with a device module configured to command at least one actuator of a prosthetic device. The at least one... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100268352 - Artificial muscles: An artificial muscle (10) comprises a chamber (12) having a flexible wall of plastics material, a device for heating and/or cooling a low-boiling-point fluid contained in, or in communication with, the chamber so that at least some of the fluid changes state between liquid and gaseous so that the force... Agent: Nguyen & Tarbet

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