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11/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100298922 - Angioplasty assembly: The present invention provides an angioplasty assembly having a guidewire device for use in peripheral vascular and coronary angioplasty applications. The guidewire 1 of the invention has one or more angioplasty devices mounted directly on the distal tip of the guidewire. In one embodiment the angioplasty device may comprise an... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro

20100298923 - Rotatable catheter assembly: Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods and systems for a catheter assembly including a catheter shaft, a balloon positioned on the catheter shaft, where the balloon has a first balloon waist, a first lead extending longitudinally through the catheter shaft, and a first sealing member adjacent the first balloon... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100298924 - Vascular graft: A tubular graft (1) comprises an elongate conduit (2) having distal and proximal ends (3, 4). The tubular graft (1) also comprises a helical fin (10) projecting inwardly from the inner surface of the elongate conduit (2) and extending parallel to the axis of the elongate conduit (2). The helical... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100298925 - Spinulose metal surfaces: Spinulose metal surfaces are produced by a modified nanoplasma cyclic deposition process. The unique spinulose surfaces are highly adherent toward polymer and bioactive molecules and cells, including osteoblast, fibroblast and endothelial cells. The nanostructured spinulose surfaces can be coated with a wide range of polymers to form polymer surface coatings... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100298926 - Cylindrically-shaped element for luminal stent, and luminal stent: A cylindrically-shaped element forming a luminal stent includes a cylindrical body including a strand of a biodegradable polymer. The strand is repeatedly bent such that linear parts and bend parts alternate in sequence, and ends of the strand are connected together to form a cylindrical shape. Both ends of the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100298921 - Bend-capable tubular prosthesis: Stent exhibiting a succession of turns around the axis, adjacent turns being connected by connector portions distributed around the circumference of the prosthesis, each of the turns being made up of struts that extend the length of the turn and are interspersed by inflection zones located at the axial ends... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100298927 - Apparatus and methods for repairing the function of a diseased valve and method for making same: An apparatus for repairing the function of a diseased valve includes an annular first support member expandable to a first diameter. An annular second support member is spaced axially apart from the first support member and is expandable to a second diameter that is independent of the first diameter. A... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100298928 - Drug coated stents: Provided herein is a coated coronary stent, comprising: a stent framework; heparin molecules attached to the stent framework; and a rapamycin-polymer coating wherein at least part of rapamycin is in crystalline form. In one embodiment, the rapamycin-polymer coating comprises one or more resorbable polymers.... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100298929 - Methods, systems and devices for cardiac valve repair: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for the endovascular repair of cardiac valves, particularly the atrioventricular valves which inhibit back flow of blood from a heart ventricle during contraction. The procedures described herein can be performed with interventional tools, guides and supporting catheters and other equipment introduced to the heart... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100298930 - Access to the left atrium and reduction of mitral valve leaflet mobility: Disclosed are a method for engaging cardiac valve leaflets, including a) directing a distal end of an elongated catheter body of a leaflet-engaging device into a coronary sinus of a heart, b) passing a first leaflet-engaging component located proximate to the distal end of the elongated catheter body of the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100298931 - Vascular implant and delivery system: A vascular implant for replacing a native heart valve comprises a self expanding stent supporting a valve body having leaflets. The stent preferably comprises an anchoring structure configured to prevent the implant from passing through the valve annulus. For delivery, the implant is compacted within a delivery device and secured... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298932 - Implantable artificial ventricle having low energy requirement: A pulsatile, positive-displacement mechanical circulatory support pump which can be used for assistance or replacement of one or both ventricles. The pump includes a plurality of contractile elements radiating outward from an apex of a compliance chamber, the elements being incorporated in and/or in contact with at least a portion... Agent: James C. Lydon

20100298933 - Optical material and method for modifying the refractive index: The invention is directed to an optical device comprising refractive optical structures, wherein the refractive structures are characterized by a change in refractive index, exhibit little or no scattering loss, and exhibit no significant differences in the Raman spectrum with respect to the non-irradiated optical, polymeric material.... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100298934 - Breast prosthesis: The present invention relates to a removable, external breast prosthesis, comprising a body substantially corresponding to the shape and firmness of the female breast and made from one or more flexible plastic parts, wherein the side of the prosthesis facing the skin has antimicrobial properties due to an antimicrobial coating... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20100298935 - Medical device and tension member for use in a subject: The invention relates to fixation of tension members, e.g., artificial tendons, and to transmitting force from tissues to energy converters or to natural or prosthetic bones or other prostheses. In one embodiment, a medical device is provided for implantation in a subject. The medical device includes an anchor block having... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100298937 - Mechanically competent scaffold for ligament and tendon regeneration: A multi-region device for repair, regeneration or reconstruction in articular tissue injury such as torn ligaments and tendons is provided. The device comprises at least one degradable material and biocompatible non-degradable polymeric fiber-based material, in a three-dimensional braided scaffold. The two end sections are designed for attachment of the device... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100298936 - Tensile force-adjustable fixing tool for fixing tendon graft and ligament reconstruction method: A fixing tool used in a ligament reconstruction operation to fix a tendon graft having a bone plug can be inserted into a bone tunnel formed at a bone. The fixing tool includes a fixing member having a main body part provided with a through-hole and two spike parts which... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100298938 - Spinal device and method: An artificial spinal joint, for creating at least a portion of a coupling between a superior vertebra and an inferior vertebra, comprises an anterior joint replacement component sized to extend into an intervertebral disc space between the superior and inferior vertebrae. The anterior joint replacement component includes a left anterior... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Noreen Johnson

20100298941 - Dynamic trial implants: A trial implant system including a trial implant configured to be temporarily inserted into an intervertebral space defined by a superior vertebral body and an inferior vertebral body is disclosed. The trial implant may include a superior plate and an inferior plate coupled to the superior plate. The superior plate... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100298942 - Expandable vertebral prosthesis: The present invention relates to an expandable prosthetic implant device for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, and gear member positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis. The gear member... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100298940 - Instruments for reorienting vertebral bones for the treatment of scoliosis: An orthopedic device set, including: a plurality of intervertebral spacer elements, each spacer element having a different axial thickness from each other element, the axial thicknesses being selected to increase by an increment from one element to another; and an instrument for holding ones of the intervertebral spacer elements, the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100298939 - Intervertebral disc implant: The invention relates to an intervertebral disk implant (1) which is used to implant between two vertebrae (2), comprising at least two components (3,4; 13,14,15) which form at least one sliding pair and which are made of a ceramic material. The at least two ceramic components (3,4; 13,14,15) are arranged... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100298945 - Crosslinked polymeric material with enhanced strength and process for manufacturing: A radiation crosslinked (50 kGy), pressure-treated UHMWPE material has been developed by applying compressive force on a crosslinked polymer in a direction orthogonal to an axial direction. The deformed material is then cooled while held in a deformed state. The resulting material is anisotropic, with enhanced strength oriented along the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20100298944 - Implant assembly: An implant assembly having an articulating surface and an axial cavity arranged to receive an end of a bone, the axial cavity being generally circular in cross section in a plane normal to the axis of the implant, and including a spacing element detachable from the implant. At least a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100298943 - Orthopaedic joint prosthesis implant kit: This invention relates to an orthopaedic joint prosthesis implant kit (2). The implant kit comprises a stem component (4) of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis which is intended for articulation with a mating component of the joint. The stem component has a distal end (6) and a proximal end (8), and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100298946 - Artificial knee joint including plural flexions in a femur joint member: An artificial knee joint in which plural flexions are formed at a femur joint member includes a femur joint member which is joined to an end portion of a tibia near a femur; a tibia joint member which is joined to an end portion of a femur near a tibia;... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100298947 - Precision total knee arthroplasty: Provided is a novel modular tibial prosthesis that includes an articulation component formed by direct pressure molding of a resin composition into a tibial tray component to provide a factory formed resin-metal composite structure a tibial tray module. The tibial tray component being capable of releasable attachment to an underlying... Agent: Perry E. Van Over Perry E. Van Over & Associates

20100298949 - Joint prosthesis: An implant stem (1, 2) for implantation in a femur, comprising: a base portion (3) disposed at the proximal end (4) of the stem and a stem portion (5) extending to the distal end (6) of the stem, wherein the base portion (3) has an engagement means (7) for engaging,... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100298950 - Bone implant with a surface anchoring structure: A bone implant comprises a core 10 having an integral anchoring structure 12 at its surface. The structure 12 comprises an array of upwardly extending mutually spaced pointed claw-like teeth 14 for digging into bone to which the implant is to be attached, and a network of pores 16 underlying... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP

20100298951 - Medical device suitable for treating reflux from a stomach to an oesophagus: A medical treatment device (200), for treating reflux from a stomach (201) to an oesophagus (202) and for delivering a therapeutic agent to an inner surface of the oesophagus (202), comprises a valve member (203), a lining member (204), and a support member (205). The valve member (203) is movable... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100298948 - Systems and methods for prostate treatment: An energy delivery probe is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy delivery probe is that it can apply energy to tissue, such as a prostrate, to shrink, damage, denaturate the prostate. In some embodiments, the energy can be applied with a... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100298952 - Medical implant: Disclosed is a self-expanding medical implant for placement within a lumen of a patient. The implant comprises a woven or non-woven structure having a substantially tubular configuration, and is designed to be low-profile such that it is deliverable with a small diameter catheter. The implant has a high recoverability and... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100298953 - Device and method for positioning a surgical prosthesis: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a medical device for positioning a surgical prosthesis on a fascial defect of a tissue wall. In one embodiment, the medical device has a removable flexible member having a body portion having at least one magnetic section, and a magnet member positioned... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100298954 - Prosthetic foot with energy returning heel and keel: A keel is provided having a spring portion and a connecting portion. The spring portion can have a channel that is compressible during compression of the keel. A variably adjustable compression member can be provided. The connecting portion is rigidly connected to a rigid center support. A heel is also... Agent: Brannen Law Office, LLC Nicholas A. Brannen

  
11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100292770 - Endovascular graft joint and method for manufacture: A joint and method for producing a joint in an endovascular graft. In one embodiment, a flap of a flexible material portion of an endovascular graft is folded about a portion of an expandable member to form a loop portion. The flap is secured in the loop configuration so that... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100292773 - Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device: An intraluminal, balloon expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen is disclosed. The present invention provides a lumen support stent with an unobstructed through-lumen for use in a blood vessel. A constraining mechanism is provided for securely maintaining the stent in the collapsed condition during delivery. The stent is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100292772 - Endovascular router device and method: A router device is a intraluminal prosthesis which is used in the repair of aneurysms and other diseases of the aorta. The device also has applications in other vascular beds. The device incorporates an inflatable cuff or sequence of cuffs at one end for fixation and sealing. This cuff may... Agent: Patent Group C/o Dla Piper US LLP

20100292771 - Endovascular stent graft system and guide system: Apparatus and method for inserting a stent graft limb branch into a stent graft body disposed in a living being, the stent graft body having a trunk and an opening for receiving said branch. A guide element is inserted through a vessel of the living being to the vicinity of... Agent: Gregory Upchurch

20100292774 - Extra-vascular wrapping for treating aneurysmatic aorta in conjunction with endovascular stent-graft and methods thereof: A system for treating an aneurysmatic abdominal aorta, comprising (a) an extra-vascular wrapping (EVW) comprising (i) at least one medical textile member adapted to at least partially encircle a segment of aorta in proximity to the renal arteries, and (ii) a structural member, wherein EVW is adapted for laparoscopic delivery,... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100292775 - Stent/graft assembly: A stent/graft assembly includes a tubular graft connected in substantially end-to-end relationship with a generally tubular stent. Free ends of the stent and graft extend in opposite directions from the end-to-end connection during a pre-deployment orientation of the assembly. However, the graft is inverted during deployment so that free ends... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100292776 - Bioerodible endoprosthesis: A stent includes a first tubular element formed of a first bioerodible metal composition and second tubular element formed of a second biodegradable metal composition. The first and second tubular elements are concentrically arranged; and the first and second bioerodible metal compositions are different.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100292777 - Stent: An expandable stent has a plurality of expandable rings formed of a plurality of struts and at least one first connector interconnecting adjacent expandable rings. The plurality of struts include a first strut and the at least one first connector has a first arm. A first portion of the first... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100292778 - Expandable stent comprising end members having an interlocking configuration: An expandable stent for use in a body vessel comprises a thin-walled tubular framework including two or more circumferentially adjacent end members extending in a longitudinal direction from an end of the framework. In a delivery configuration of the tubular framework, the end members have an interlocking configuration. Each end... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100292779 - Device for compressing a stent and a system as well as a method for loading a stent into a medical delivery system: The invention relates to a device (1) for compressing a stent (100) with a prosthetic heart valve affixed as needed thereto. In order to achieve a compressing of the stent (100) with a prosthetic heart valve affixed as needed thereto to a diameter enabling it to be received in a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100292780 - Device for compressing a stent as well as system and method for loading a stent into a medical delivery system: The invention relates to a device (1a-1d) for compressing a stent (100) or a stent (100) with a prosthetic heart valve affixed thereto. The invention further relates to a system as well as a method for loading a stent (100) into a medical delivery system. The device (1a-1d) according to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100292781 - Stent advancement assistant and lesion dilator wire: Materials and methods for placement of catheters, stents, and other therapeutic or diagnostic devices in blood vessels.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100292783 - Device for surgical interventions: A device for locating an operational unit within a patient's body within the framework of a minimally-invasive surgery intervention includes a shaft having a distal end carrying an operational unit. The device includes an illuminator located at the distal end of the shaft. The illuminator is selectively adjustable to provide... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100292782 - Device for the in situ delivery of heart valves: A device for deploying a cardiac valve prosthesis includes at least one constraint member for radially constraining radially expandable annular portions of the valve. The constraint member is actuatable to release the annular formations constrained thereby and permit radial expansion of these annular formations. The constraint member has associated a... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100292784 - Device for the in situ delivery of heart valves: A device for deploying a cardiac valve prosthesis includes a distal valve holder portion and a shaft extending towards the valve holder portion. The shaft is selectively bendable to a curved shape to vary the spatial orientation of the valve holder portion with respect to the desired implantation site.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100292785 - Implant for treatment of a heart valve, in particular a mitral valve, material including such an implant, and material for insertion thereof: This implant (1) is formed by a helically wound wire (2). According to the invention, it has dimensions such that it is able to be screwed into the wall of the annulus (103) and/or into the cardiac wall (101) adjoining this annulus (103) such that a portion of said annulus... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100292786 - Actuating mechanism for pneumatically-driven artificial heart: A pneumatic pump comprises two coaxial cylindrical pumping chambers, each enclosing a piston connected to the other through a partition by a tube, thereby forming a monolithic piston assembly that is driven axially by a common electrical actuator providing reciprocating motion. The volume in the bottom chamber is selected as... Agent: Antonio R. Durando

20100292787 - Scotch-yoke mechanism for redundant actuation applications: A primary scotch yoke and a secondary scotch yoke are coupled in opposing arrangement and rigidly attached to a linearly reciprocating element. Each scotch yoke includes a rotary actuator with a cam follower and a yoke attached to the reciprocating element. Each yoke has a cam with an open gap... Agent: Antonio R. Durando

20100292788 - Unitary scleral buckling element and methods of using same: A unitary scleral buckling element for treating a retinal defect within an eye of a subject is disclosed. The scleral buckling element has a band portion for encircling the eye and an enlarged portion formed along the length of the band portion, which is configured to overlie a retinal defect.... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100292789 - Refractive intraocular implant lens and method: A refractive intraocular lens (104) and method of locating the lens within the eye and attaching the lens to the iris. The refractive intraocular lens (104) may be attached via a staple (230), a fastener (312), anchor (412) or by the tip of the haptic (118). The intraocular lens (104)... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20100292790 - Implants and methods for manufacturing same: A implantable prosthesis having an external surface at least a portion of which is an open-cell structure is made by providing an implantable member having a surface applying a first layer of elastomer to the surface, applying a first layer of particles to the first layer of elastomer, applying a... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100292791 - Fully synthetic implantable multi-phased scaffold: An implantable device is provided for soft-tissue or soft tissue-to-bone repair, fixation, augmentation, or replacement that includes a biomimetic and biodegradable nanofiber scaffold. Also provided is a fully synthetic implantable multiphased scaffold which includes, in a single continuous construct, a plurality of phases to mimic the natural anatomy of a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100292792 - Prosthetic ligament system for knee joint: A system for a knee joint includes a first fastener and a second fastener operable to be connected to the tibia and femur, respectively. Furthermore, the system includes a flexible prosthetic ligament member. The ligament member is operably coupled to the first and second fasteners to support the tibia and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100292793 - Tissue ligation device: A medical device comprises an elongated, flexible band equipped with ratchet members and connected to a device head having a channel dimensioned for reception of the band. A lock member is connected to the head and configured to interlock the ratchet members when the band is pulled through the channel... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100292795 - Biomedical implant surface topography: There is provided a method for creating a micro-topographical surface on biomedical implants that mimics a topography of bone to help facilitate osseointegration of the implant, as well as related devices and resulting implants. For example, a surface topography system is provided that includes a processor and a memory coupled... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100292794 - Device for implanting in a human or animal vertebral column: The invention relates to a device for implanting in a human or animal vertebral column, said device comprising a base carrier (10) that can be fixed to a first vertebral body, an upper carrier (14) that can be fixed to a second vertebral body, and a spacer element fixed between... Agent: Thomas R. Vigil Law Offices

20100292796 - Expandable support device and method of use: An expandable support device for tissue repair is disclosed. The device can be used to repair hard or soft tissue, such as bone or vertebral discs. A method of repairing tissue is also disclosed. The device and method can be used to treat compression fractures. The compression fractures can be... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100292797 - Facet joint implant: In order to improve the process of inserting a facet joint implant comprising two, flat joint surface replacement elements abutting each other face-to-face and in order to control the movement of the joint surface replacement elements relative to each other, it is proposed that both joint surface replacement elements should... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100292798 - Hemi-prosthesis: An intervertebral disc prosthesis (10) for total, partial, or nuclear replacement of an intervertebral disc space includes an anchoring member (20) and a cushioning member (30). The anchoring member is sized and configured to engage an inferior vertebra. The cushioning member is sized and configured to directly contact an endplate... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100292799 - Method for inserting and positioning an artificial disc: A method for inserting an intervertebral artificial disc is provided with the intervertebral disc including a first endplate having a plurality of protrusions for attaching to an adjacent vertebrae and an extension portion extending towards a second adjacent vertebrae. A second endplate is provided with a plurality of protrusions for... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100292801 - Artificial disc: An intervertebral artificial disc is provided with a first endplate having a plurality of protrusions for attaching to an adjacent vertebrae and an extension portion extending towards a second adjacent vertebrae. A second endplate is provided with a plurality of protrusions for attaching to a second adjacent vertebrae and an... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100292800 - Intervertebral disc implants and tooling: A kit for preparing an intervertebral disc space for receiving an implant (100) includes a plurality of trials (152) having different sizes. Each trial (152) includes a body (154) insertible into an intervertebral disc space, the body (154) having a leading end (162), a trailing end (164), a top surface... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100292802 - Shoulder replacement: A shoulder replacement prosthesis has a head (12) for replacing the humeral head and a connection shaft (14). The head has a domed portion (16) and a flange (18) positioned at an end region of the domed portion, and the flange (18) has a width (22) which varies around the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100292803 - Compositions and methods for forming and clinically utilizing articulating spacing devices: The present invention provides molds and methods for producing articulating spacers that are custom-fit to the bone and can be used in two-stage revision knee arthroplasty and other orthopaedic surgery.... Agent: Stanford University

20100292804 - Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities for knee prosthesis patients: Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities, more physiologic load bearing and improved patellar tracking for knee prosthesis patients. Such systems and methods include (i) adding more articular surface to the antero-proximal posterior condyles of a femoral component, including methods to achieve that result, (ii) modifications to the... Agent: David B. Tingey

20100292805 - Artificial knee joint including a flection in a bearing member: An artificial knee joint is provided in which a flexion is formed at the bearing member and includes a femur joint member which is joined to an end portion of a tibia near a femur; a tibia joint member which is joined to an end portion of a femur near... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100292806 - Trialing system and method for modular hip joint replacement system: A system and method for trialing a modular hip replacement system (10) permits evaluation and replication of the anatomic anteversion rotational angle of the femur. A distal stem component (18) of the hip replacement system (10) includes a proximal portion (34) having a locator feature (35) that is externally accessible... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100292807 - Stabilising knee joint for a lower limb prosthesis: In a stabilising knee joint for a lower limb prosthesis, weight-activated knee stabilisation is achieved by interen-gagement of a brake disc (32) associated with an upper knee chassis (10) and a brake member (34) associated with a shin carrier (18). The knee chassis is mounted on a posterior end portion... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

  
11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100286756 - Catheter device: A catheter device having a shaft that extends from a proximal end to a distal end to carry on its distal end a self-expanding implant for intraluminal advance on a guidewire and delivery of the implant to an implant site by proximal withdrawal of a sheath that lies radially outside... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100286757 - Stent graft: A stent graft 30 has a bare end stent 31 which partially overlaps the next stent 32 with the end 36 of the graft material 34 being shaped to follow the distal peaks 35 of the end stent and the proximal peaks 47 of the next stent. The proximal peaks... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100286758 - Implantable temporary flow restrictor device: An implantable flow restrictor plug is disclosed that is disposed within a deployed endoluminal prosthesis to initially restrict, then gradually restore blood flow through the prosthesis after an angioplasty procedure. Upon initial deployment, the plug has a tubular biodegradable body defining a blood flow lumen therethrough that is sized to... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100286759 - Medical device suitable for location in a body lumen: A stent (10) suitable for deployment in a blood vessel to support at least part of an internal wall of the blood vessel comprises a plurality of longitudinally spaced-apart annular elements (11), and a plurality of connecting elements (12) to connect adjacent annular elements (11). Each connecting element (12) is... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100286760 - Flexible devices: A self expanding flexible or balloon expandable flexible device includes a helical strut member helically wound about an axis of the stent. The helical strut member comprises a plurality of helical strut elements. A plurality of individual helical elements are helically wound about the axis of the device in the... Agent: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

20100286761 - Translucent outer sheath: A transparent outer covering used in a co-axial metallic ureteric stent for deployment of the lower tip of the metallic ureteric stent in relation to the ureteric orifice. Exact positioning of the stent is critical to avoid complications and ensure proper functioning of the stent. Stent is deployed from within... Agent: Jason Wynberg

20100286762 - Compositions and methods for ameliorating clinical electrical disturbances: Disclosed are compositions and methods for the use of ACT1 peptide or other approaches to targeting the ZO-1 PDZ2 domain to treat non-injury related disturbance to electrical activation and ion transients in organ systems.... Agent: Patent Correspondence Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

20100286763 - Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer: A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted to be implanted in a vessel, duct or tract of a human body to maintain an open lumen. The stent includes a base layer of a biologically compatible metal. An intermediate metal particle layer of substantial greater radiopacity overlies the base layer, with... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100286764 - Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic resonance imaging capabilities: A stent is adapted to be implanted in a duct of a human body to maintain an open lumen at the implant site, and to allow viewing body tissue and fluids by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) energy applied external to the body. The stent constitutes a metal scaffold. An electrical... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100286765 - Medical device coatings and coated stents: The invention provides a medical device coated with Ap4A and/or an Ap4A analog. In a preferred embodiment the medical device is a vascular stent.... Agent: Preti Flaherty

20100286766 - Surface modification for coating: A modified medical device substrate surface designed to improve adhesion of biomimetic surfactants to the medical device surface, thus reducing the risk of thrombosis is described. The surface modification is accomplished through either an application of a tie layer of a hydrophobic material on the substrate surface intermediate the biomimetic... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20100286767 - Annuloplasty ring with intra-ring anchoring: Apparatus is provided that includes an annuloplasty system for use on a subject. The system includes an annuloplasty ring, which includes a sleeve having a lumen, and at least one anchor, shaped so as to define a coupling head and a tissue coupling element, which tissue coupling element is shaped... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100286768 - Delivery and retrieval systems for collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves: A system for delivering a collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve into a patient includes a valve support structure (140) around which the valve (10) is disposed in a collapsed condition. A sheath structure (110) surrounds the collapsed valve, but can be moved relative to the valve to uncover it... Agent: Thomas A Rendos St Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division

20100286769 - System for implanting a valve prosthesis: A valve prosthesis (9) for implantation in the body by use of catheter (11) comprises a stent made from an expandable cylinder-shaped thread structure (2,3) comprising several spaced apices (4). The elastically collapsible valve (4) is mounted on the stent as the commissural points (5) of the valve (6) is... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100286770 - Support element for compensating for deformations of the cornea of an eye: The invention relates to a support element to compensate for deformations of the cornea H of an eye, having an annular support body 2 in one or more pieces, which makes it possible to compensate for keratoconus with minimised stress on the cornea of the eye being treated. This is... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100286771 - Intra-ocular device with multiple focusing powers/optics: An intraocular lens device that includes an intraocular lens optics that provides at least two powers of magnification one being near vision power and the other being distance vision power. The lens optics has surface modulations that are responsible for providing the near vision power. The zone structure provides an... Agent: Alcon

20100286772 - Flexible intraocular implant with circular haptic: A flexible intraocular implant for placing in a capsular bag, the implant comprising an optical portion of substantially circular shape that presents an optical axis, and a haptic portion connected to the periphery of the optical portion, said haptic portion comprising: a contact portion constituted by n (n≧2) contact elements... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100286773 - Manufacturing method of foldable artificial vitreous body and mould thereof: The present invention relates to a foldable capsular vitreous body (FCVB), and its mould design, method for manufacturing, product appearance, and drug delivery property and so on. A mould for molding a foldable artificial vitreous body comprises an upper mould (1), a lower mould (2) and a core (3). The... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100286774 - Artificial eardrum using silk protein and method of fabricating the same: Provided is an artificial eardrum using silk protein and a method of fabricating the same. The artificial eardrum is fabricated in the form of a silk membrane by desalinating and drying silk protein (or silk fibroin) or a silk protein complex solution obtained after removal of sericin from a silkworm... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100286775 - Ligament and tendon prosthesis: The invention provides a ligament or tendon prosthesis. The prosthesis has at least two load bearing elements (6a, 6b) arranged in series and having different mechanical properties. The invention also provides a method for producing the prosthesis of the invention, as well as a method for replacing a torn or... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100286776 - Percutaneous bone conduction implant: One embodiment relates to a percutaneous bone conduction implant. The implant includes a fixture configured to be anchored in the recipient's skull, and a skin-penetrating abutment configured to interface with the fixture and to permit the abutment to be removably attached to the fixture to form a fixture-abutment assembly. In... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100286781 - Anterior cervical instrumentation systems, methods and devices: Anterior cervical instrumentation systems, methods, and devices are disclosed. Systems may facilitate immobilizing or providing support for the cervical portion of the vertebral column of a patient. A device may comprise a plate having two channels located in a proximal to distal direction, and may further comprise at least one... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100286780 - Expandable spinal fusion cage and associated instrumentation: An expandable spinal implant comprising a cage body including at least two movable branches having first end portions that are interconnected to one another and second end portions that are movable relative to one another. The movable branches include a first shell portion having a first pair of longitudinal edges... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100286779 - Expandable spinal implant apparatus and method of use: A spinal implant apparatus that is an expandable spacer including features to minimize or eliminate spacer cant or offset during and after completing the expansion process. The spacer includes a top component, a base component in engagement with the top component, and an expansion mechanism arranged to change the top... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro

20100286777 - Stand alone anterior cage: The present invention teaches an improved spinal fusion implant and method of implanting same. The implant includes a shell and an insert, the insert capable of situating first and second plates of the shell with respect to each other and of preventing unwanted loosening of fasteners placed through the shell... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100286778 - Textile-based spinal implant and related methods: A textile-based surgical implant that can be inserted through any number of suitable surgical approaches, including but not limited to lateral, anterior, anterior-lateral, posterolateral, and/or posterior approaches. When applied to spine surgery and inserted into an intervertebral disc space, the implant restores the normal height of the intervertebral disc space,... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100286782 - Expandable bone implant: An expandable implant includes an implant body defining an internal void, the implant body including a plurality of interconnected linkages. A first plurality of the linkages has an expansion characteristic that is different from a second plurality of the linkages. An expandable bladder is sized to be disposed in the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100286783 - Expandable intervertebral implant and associated method of manufacturing the same: An expandable intervertebral implant (10) includes superior (20) and inferior (30) bone contacting members and at least one vertical wire netting (50) interconnecting the superior and inferior bone contacting members. The superior and inferior bone contacting members include at least two bone contacting components interconnected via one or more lateral... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100286786 - Bioadhesive hydrogels: A method of forming and the resulting bioadhesive hydrogel composition for repairing or supplementing a nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc comprises at least a first component, a second component and a third component, wherein the first component, the second component and the third component are crosslinked. The first component... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100286785 - Method and apparatus for spinal interbody fusion: wherein (i) the distance between the distal end of the substantially rectangular body and the proximal end of the substantially rectangular body is long enough to span the distance between opposing cortical portions of a vertebral body and short enough to not extend substantially beyond the vertebral body, and (ii)... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100286787 - 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

20100286784 - Total disc replacement system and related methods: Total disc replacement systems and related methods involving a lateral, trans-psoas surgical approach to the spine while performing at least one of continuous and intermittent intra-operative neural monitoring of the psoas muscle to avoid injury during introduction.... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100286788 - Anterior stabilized knee implant: A posterior cruciate ligament retaining knee implant prosthesis comprising a femoral component including a medial condyle and a lateral condyle separated from one another by an intercondylar channel adapted to accommodate throughput of a native cruciate ligament, both the medial condyle and the lateral condyle posteriorly terminate individually, the medial... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100286789 - Acetabular cup system: A system for replacing a hip joint can include a first acetabular cup formed of a first material and having a first inner diameter and a first thickness. A second acetabular cup can be formed of a second material and having a second inner diameter and a second thickness. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100286792 - Femoral stem and its total hip prosthesis: This invention provides a femoral stem comprising a neck portion and an anchoring portion, wherein the inner curve of said anchoring portion conforms to the anatomic curve of the corresponding part of AVN patients. This invention also provides a total hip prosthesis embodying said femoral stem. Good morphological fit of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100286790 - Implant and method for coating an implant: The invention relates to an implant made of biocompatible materials, in particular a prosthesis implanted without cement for traumatology and/or orthopedics, which has a main body with an anchoring region which anchors in bone or tissue, with the anchoring region being provided at least partially with a covering layer, the... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100286793 - Device for minimally invasive plastic surgery lift procedure: Described are medical devices configured for use in cosmetic surgery. The medical devices include an elongate body member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of gaps defined therebetween. At least a portion of the body member is associated with one or more layers of a collagenous... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100286794 - Endoprosthesis for anatomical duct: According to the invention, the one-piece tubular body (2) of the endoprosthesis comprises a flexible intermediate part (21) permitting the relative orientation of the parts (2A, 2B) of said body (2) that are situated on either side of said flexible intermediate part (21).... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100286791 - Integrated system for the ballistic and nonballistic infixion and retrieval of implants: Provided are methods and apparatus for the use of magnetic traction to maintain the patency of a tubular anatomical structure, whether a vessel, duct, the trachea, bronchus, bile duct, ureter, vas deferens, fallopian tube, or portions of the digestive tract, as to constitute means for extraluminal stenting. An extraluminal stent... Agent: David S. Goldsmith

20100286795 - Stable cartilage defect repair plug: An apparatus and method of distributing a load to a cartilage defect repair plug is provided. A load is applied to a first articulation layer. The load is distributed to a second layer and the load is transferred in the normal direction to the first density of subchondral bone. The... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20100286796 - Control systems and methods for prosthetic or orthotic devices: Geomagnetic methods and systems are used for monitoring the directionality of a prosthetic or orthotic device. Certain methods may include measuring multiple data points over a particular time interval to identify orientation information with respect to a prosthetic or orthotic device and/or used in the real-time control of the prosthetic... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

  
11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100280588 - Percutaneous method and device to treat dissections: Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to methods and systems for percutaneously treating dissections in a patient's vasculature, such as, without limitation, the aorta. The method can include deploying a catheter containing a collapsed anchoring element, frame, and cover through a first vessel to an entry point of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100280589 - Device for treating a blood circulation conduit: This device (10) includes an implant (20) which has a tubular endoprosthesis (30) with a radially deployable framework (36). The implant (20) includes a flexible interposition member (24) mounted movably on the endoprosthesis (30) so as to be interposed between the outer surface (40) and a blood circulation conduit (14).... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100280590 - Stent attachment for endovascular aneurysm repair: The technology described herein relates to a stent graft and a method of making the stent wherein the stent comprises interconnected struts and is connected to the graft material by applying at least one band of polymer so as to cover at least a portion of at least some of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100280591 - Drawstring for removal of stent: Disclosed herein is a drawstring for removal of a stent. The drawstring includes an end string, a longitudinal string and a circumferential string. The end string is formed in an end of the stent body in an annular shape in such a way that the end string passes, in a... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20100280592 - Drawstring for removal of stent: Disclosed herein is a drawstring for removal of a stent. The drawstring includes a circumferential string which is made of soft material and is formed in an end of the stent body in an annular shape. A hook loop is formed by tying opposite ends of the circumferential string to... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20100280593 - Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent: An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portions or ostial regions. The stent can include an end region which is fabricated to have a greater radial strength than the remaining axial length of the stent. Such a stent is particularly suited for use in ostial regions, which... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20100280594 - Antithrombotic neurovascular device containing a glycoprotein iib/iiia receptor inhibitor for the treatment of brain aneurysms and/or acute ischemic stroke, and methods related thereto: Disclosed is an antithrombotic neurovascular device useful for the treatment of brain aneurysms and/or acute ischemic stroke. The device comprises a mechanical structure, which may be a stent, stent-like structure, or flow diverter, and a drug-eluting coating. This device is designed for local delivery of antiplatelet medication to the site... Agent: Lucy ElandjianIPLaw Services, LLC.

20100280586 - Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material: Medical devices for implantation in a body vessel, and methods of using and making the same, are provided. A medical device includes a support frame having struts and a weakened frame portion, and a remodelable material tensionably attached to the support frame. The weakened frame portion has a first configuration... Agent: Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC

20100280587 - Variable density braid stent: A stent comprises at least one stent member woven to form a substantially tubular body that defines a flow path. The tubular body comprises a first region and a second region. In the first region the at least one stent member defines a plurality of first region openings and in... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100280596 - Implant delivery device: Disclosed is a system for delivering self-expanding stents to stenting sites within the body, which minimizes trauma to the affected tissue of the patient yet, at the same time, offers the medical practitioner a robust and simple system for stent placement. These technical effects are achieved by providing a catheter... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100280595 - Method and device for localized administration of calcium chelating agent: A system for treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and cardiac valve dysfunction comprises delivering one or more calcium chelating agents locally to a treatment site. One aspect of the invention provides a method including delivering a nano-particulate calcium chelating agent into a vascular wall. Another aspect of the invention provides a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100280597 - Tubular supporting prosthesis having a heart valve, particularly for aortic valve replacement: The invention relates to a tubular supporting prosthesis, comprising two terminal regions relative to the longitudinal supporting prosthesis axis and a center region disposed between the two terminal regions, wherein every terminal region is provided with a mesh structure made of at least two structural rings, which are connected to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100280598 - Vascular graft prosthesis having a reinforced margin for enhanced anastomosis: A vascular graft prosthesis having a reinforced margin designed and configured to strengthen the margin for various purposes, such as to minimize suture hole elongation and prevent suture line tearing during vessel anastomosis, thereby enhancing the vessel anastomosis and the anastomotic site.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100280599 - Calcium phosphate coated implantable medical devices, and electrochemical deposition processes for making same: This invention relates to novel calcium phosphate coated implantable medical devices, and electrochemical deposition processes for making same. A process of coating an implantable medical device with a calcium phosphate coating comprising: (a) subjecting a substrate to a surface pretreatment whereby adhesion of the calcium phosphate coating to the substrate... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100280600 - Dual drug stent: Implantable medical devices may be utilized to locally delivery one or more drugs or therapeutic agents to treat a wide variety of conditions, including the treatment of the biological organism's reaction to the introduction of the implantable medical device. These therapeutic agents may be released under controlled and directional conditions... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100280601 - Method for precipitating mono and multiple layers of organophosphoric and organophosphonic acids and the salts thereof in addition to use thereof: and the salts thereof, wherein Y and B are defined in the specification. According to the invention, precipitation occurs on substrate surfaces of pure or mixed oxides, nitrides or carbides of metals and semiconductors, in particular as surfaces of sensor platforms, implants and medical accessory devices. The invention also relates... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100280602 - Mitral valve device using conditioned shape memory alloy: A mitral valve annulus reshaping device includes at least a portion that is formed of a biocompatible shape memory alloy SMA having a characteristic temperature, Af, that is preferably below body temperature. The device is constrained in an unstable martensite (UM) state while being introduced through a catheter that passes... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100280605 - Deployment techniques for annuloplasty ring: An anchor driver is provided that includes a driver head having a flexible ring. An anchor is provided that includes a coupling head, which is shaped so as to define: (a) one or more mating elements that engage mechanical coupling elements of the driver head such that rotation of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100280603 - Implantation of repair chords in the heart: A method is provided, including advancing a distal end of an inner shall of a delivery tool between leaflets of an atrioventricular valve, of a patient and into a ventricle of the patient. The method further includes, while maintaining the distal end of the inner shaft in place and within... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100280604 - Over-wire rotation tool: Apparatus is provided that includes an implant structure, which includes a contracting mechanism, which includes a rotatable structure, arranged such that rotation of the rotatable structure contracts the implant structure. A longitudinal member is coupled to the contracting mechanism. A tool for rotating the rotatable structure is configured to be... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100280606 - Heart valve prosthesis with collapsible valve and method of delivery thereof: A valve prosthesis is adapted to operate in conjunction with native heart valve leaflets. The prosthesis includes an annulus and a skirt extending from the annulus. The skirt may be configured to be positioned through a native heart valve annulus, and the skirt may be movable between an open configuration... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100280607 - Adjustable annuloplasty rings: Adjustable annuloplasty rings for repair of a mitral or tricuspid valve which incorporate at least two separate parts that are adjustably interconnectable to create a ring the circumference of which can be changed in dimension. Rings having interconnections at spaced-apart lateral locations, which interconnections allow bidirectional movement to either shorten... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100280608 - Intraocular lens: The invention concerns an intraocular lens comprising an optical lens part which has a rear face (12, 22, 42, 52, 62) which can be towards the retina, wherein at least one optically effective face portion of the rear face has an at least approximately spherical curvature configuration, whose radius of... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100280609 - Adjustable accommodating intraocular lens and positioning means: An accommodating intraocular artificial lens with variable optical power, comprising two optical elements which are adapted to mutually shift in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis wherein the optical elements have such a shape that the optical elements exhibit, in combination, different optical powers at different relative positions. Flanges... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100280610 - Silicone breast implant delivery: A tapered sleeve is provided that includes a hydrophilic coating on an inner surface. In use, the device is typically removed from sterile packaging and soaked to activate the lubricous properties of the coating. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicon breast implant) is introduced into a large end of the... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100280611 - Nasal implant introduced through an injection technique: A method for non-surgically treating an internal nasal valve of a patient comprising, injecting a working device into the internal nasal valve of the patient, wherein the injected working device in the nasal tissue causes an alteration of an internal or external nasal valve. A device introduced by injection into... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100280612 - Medical devices having vapor deposited nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery: The present invention is directed to medical devices which comprise the following: (a) an underlying region that comprises a therapeutic agent and (b) a vapor deposited nanoporous coating (e.g., a polymeric, ceramic or metallic nanoporous coating) over the underlying region, which regulates the release of the therapeutic agent from the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100280613 - Medical device suitable for treating reflux from a stomach to an oesophagus: A medical treatment device (200), for treating reflux from a stomach (201) to an oesophagus (202) and for delivering a therapeutic agent to an inner surface of the oesophagus (202), comprises a valve member (203), a lining member (204), and a support member (205). The valve member (203) is movable... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Patent Department

20100280614 - Stabilized, adjustable expandable implant and method: Embodiments of the invention include expandable, implantable devices and methods. Devices expand linearly to provide secure fixation between or among anatomical structures. In some embodiments, an implant replaces one or more vertebral bodies of the spine.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100280615 - Intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant including a central axis, a bottom cover plate and a top cover plate, which are respectively provided with an exterior surface that extends transversal to the central axis, and a central part.... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100280621 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis for the cervical spine in the dog: A barrel holder apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis implantation, the apparatus comprising a first end having one or more apertures shaped to hold removable pins while the prosthesis is being implanted to prevent a first disc and a second disc of the prosthesis from separating, the removable pins being pre-threaded... Agent: Patent Jurist

20100280618 - Interveterbral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies: In various embodiments, an intervertebral disc prosthesis (104) is provided. The prosthesis (104) may be provided with an insertion adapter (106), such as a head, holder, or other carrier of the prosthesis (104). The insertion adapter (106) may be configured to retain the prosthesis (104) and to engage an insertion... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100280616 - Minimally invasive corpectomy cage and instrument: An assembly comprising an expandable corpectomy cage and an insertion instrument, wherein the expandable cage comprises an instrument attachment features, including mating holes on the sides of the outer sleeve, and a ball-shaped pocket on the endplate of the inner sleeve, and the insertion instrument features a tuning-fork shaped holder,... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100280617 - Modular intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant component includes an inlay which fits into an endplate, where the inlay is prevented from moving relative to the endplate. Various embodiments of locking mechanisms for preventing movement are disclosed. In some preferred embodiments, a surgeon is able to see that the locking mechanism is properly engaged.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100280622 - System and method for spinal fusion: The current invention is directed to a system and method for fusing two adjacent vertebrae. In one embodiment, the vertebrae are fused by inserting a sell-broaching interbody apparatus into a disc space without the need for separately drilling and broaching. The sell-broaching interbody apparatus may include cutting flutes or other... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20100280619 - Systems and methods for sizing, inserting and securing an implant in intervertebral space: A prosthetic spinal implant having a securing member for fixing the implant relative to an adjacent bone. In one form, the securing member is deployable into a portion of the vertebral space for affixing the implant between the vertebrae. The securing member may be disposed substantially within the body of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100280620 - Trial implant assembly: A trial implant assembly is provided that includes a threaded shaft having exterior threading adjacent a distal end and a trial implant that includes a trial base having an interiorly threaded through hole couplable to the distal end of the shaft and a trial head having a superior endplate and... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100280623 - Prosthetic joint: A prosthetic joint includes: (a) a bone-implantable first member comprising a rigid material and including a body having an annular flange extending outward at a first end thereof, the first end of the body and the flange cooperatively defining a wear-resistant concave first contact surface having a protruding rim and... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC

20100280624 - Modular apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint: The present invention provides a modular device for restoring individual joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The modular implants include distinct components that include interconnection means. The modular implants provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

20100280625 - System and method for modifying talocalcaneal relationship in a foot: A system for modifying a talocalcaneal spatial relationship in a foot in a body, including a subtalar spacer having an articulating surface and implanted in the sinus tarsi of the foot and a fastener that fastens the subtalar spacer to a bone surface in the foot, in which the articulating... Agent: Schox PLC

20100280626 - Devices and methods for treating sleep disordered breathing: Devices and methods of treating sleep disordered breathing are provided herein. The devices are designed capable of preventing collapse of an oral airway tissue during sleep while maintaining normal velopharyngeal functions.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100280627 - Dissection and retraction device for vaginal sacral colpopexy: In one embodiment the apparatus includes a first retractor, a second retractor, and a shaft. The shaft defines a central channel extending from a first end portion of the shaft to a second end portion of the shaft. The first retractor and the second retractor are configured to collectively form... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global

20100280628 - Wearable action-assist device, and method and program for controlling wearable action-assist device: A wearable action-assist device which assists or executes an action of a wearer by substituting for the wearer is provided with an action-assist tool 2 having an actuator 201 which gives power to the wearer 1, a biosignal sensor 221 which detects a wearer's biosignal, a biosignal processing unit 3... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100280629 - Neuromorphic controlled powered orthotic and prosthetic system: A neuromorphic controlled powered orthotic and prosthetic system and device including a custom or universal fit fixed-ankle orthosis, to stabilize or immobilize an injured lower limb or act as an ankle prosthesis, and an actuated or powered articulated false-foot connected to the fixed-ankle orthosis or the prosthesis to form an... Agent: Jeanne E. Longmuir

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