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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100331948 - Implant delivery apparatus and methods with electrolytic release: Implant release apparatus includes a connector connecting a lead having an electrolytically erodible portion and a restraint that restrains the implant. In one embodiment, the connector can include or comprise a nonconductive member.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100331954 - Implantable medical devices: A medical device includes a balloon catheter having an expandable member, e.g., an inflatable balloon, at its distal end and a stent or other endoprosthesis. The stent is, for example, an apertured tubular member formed of a polymer and is assembled about the balloon. The stent has an initial diameter... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20100331947 - Inflatable medical device: A medical device comprising a compartment capable of receiving and holding a substance in a liquid form is disclosed. The compartment is inflatable from a deflated state to an inflated state, such that when the compartment is in the deflated state, the outer wall of the membrane is substantially impermeable... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100331952 - Method for filtering embolic material: The method comprises the steps of advancing a guidewire from a first intermediate location to a further intermediate location which is proximal of the treatment location and, subsequently, advancing a medical device over the guidewire toward the further intermediate location. The method may comprise repeating these steps for additional intermediate... Agent: Sughrue Mion-abbott Labs

20100331955 - Rolling membrane stent delivery system: A medical device delivery system, having a rolling retractable sheath covering a medical device mounting region on the system is disclosed. The rolling retractable sheath comprises an inner wall and an outer wall and may be formed of one or more materials, optionally porous. Optionally, a lubricant maybe applied selectively... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100331951 - Stent delivery catheter system and method of implanting a self-expanding stent with embolic protection: A catheter system and method for implanting an endoprosthesis such as a stent at a treatment site in a patient's body lumen. The catheter provides a complete system for stent delivery, dilatation, and delivery and/or recovery of an expandable device, such as an embolic protection device, adjacent to the treatment... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100331953 - Stent delivery device: A stent delivery device includes a distal-side tube having a guide wire lumen; a proximal-side tube whose distal portion is fixed to a proximal portion of the distal-side tube; a cylindrical member which encloses a distal side of the distal-side tube and is slidable toward a proximal end of the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100331949 - Stents, devices for use with stents and methods relating thereto: A removable stent (10) has guide member pairs (16) and loops (20), the guide member pairs being used to align arms of a framework (28) which may expand or collapse the stent. The stent can be retained inside an outer sheath (30) of a catheter (32) with a collapsible filter... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

20100331950 - System and method for delivering a stent to a selected position within a lumen: Method for delivering a stent coupled with a catheter, to a selected position within a lumen of the body of a patient, the method includes the procedures of: selecting a single image of the lumen, among a plurality of images of an image sequence of the lumen, receiving a position... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100331956 - Endoluminal expansion system: An endoprosthesis expansion system having, in combination, a delivery component such as a length of catheter tubing having at its distal end an intermediate sheath component, and an inner tube within the full length of the delivery catheter and intermediate sheath component. The inner tube has a protrusion affixed to... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100331957 - Implantable medical device: The invention provides an implantable medical device comprising a fibrous polymer body comprising a plurality of electrospun poly(urethane) fibers, a support filament wrapped around the body, an outer layer around the filament for adhering the filament to the body, the outer layer comprising a plurality of electrospun poly(urethane) fibers, and... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20100331960 - Endoprosthesis and endoprosthesis delivery system and method: An endoprosthesis includes a structure which is self-expandable from a reduced profile to an expanded profile. The structure has one or more longitudinal portions and a transverse central plane about which the one or more longitudinal portions are symmetric. A removable sheath retains the one or more longitudinal portions in... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100331958 - Hinged endovascular device: A hinged endovascular device including a first stent portion having a first proximal end and a first distal end and a second stent portion having a second proximal end and a second distal end. A hinge assembly couples the first distal end and the second proximal end to each other.... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP

20100331959 - Method of radially expanding a tubular element: The invention relates to a method of radially expanding a tubular element extending into a wellbore formed in an earth formation, the tubular element including a first layer and a second layer extending around the first layer, said layers being separable from each other. The method comprises inducing each layer... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20100331961 - Stent with improved stent design: An example embodiment of the invention is an expandable stent comprising a tubular base body with a lumen along a longitudinal axis, wherein the base body has a plurality of circumferential support structures which are successively positioned along the longitudinal axis and are each composed of a sequence of diagonal... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100331946 - Shape memory alloy articles with improved fatigue performance and methods therefore: Articles made of shape memory alloys having improved fatigue performance and to methods of treating articles formed from shape memory alloy materials by pre-straining the articles (or desired portions of the articles) in a controlled manner so that the resultant articles exhibit improved fatigue performance. The shape memory articles are... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100331962 - Endoprothesis stent delivery system and method of using the same: An endoprothesis deployment system includes an axial catheter, an outer sheath extending parallel to the axial catheter, and an inner sheath positioned transversely between the axial catheter and outer sheath, the inner sheath including first and second inner sheath sections extending along the axial catheter, each of said first and... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100331963 - Method of making suture-less hollow scaffolds: A method of making a hollow organ tissue engineering scaffold for repairing organs. Specifically, the hollow organ tissue engineering scaffold is made from a nonwoven fabric having first and second biocompatible materials, wherein the first material has a lower melting temperature than the first, and the first material is at... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100331964 - Ex vivo remodeling of excised blood vessels for vascular grafts: The present invention provides an ex vivo vascular remodeling methods and system by which an excised, small diameter blood vessel can be harvested and expanded to provide viable vascular grafts, as demonstrated at the physical and molecular levels, and as optimized in vivo. The tissue-engineered vessels generated by the present... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

20100331969 - Biobeneficial coating compositions and methods of making and using thereof: A biobeneficial coating composition for coating an implantable device, such as a drug eluting stent, a method of coating the device with the composition, an implantable device coated with the composition, and a method of treating a disorder are provided.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100331966 - Biocorrodible implant having an active coating: b

20100331965 - Coated devices and method of making coated devices that reduce smooth muscle cell proliferation and platelet activity: The present invention relates generally to the maintenance of blow flood using drug eluting stents and/or other coated medical devices to increased length of time of blood flow. Further, the present invention relates to drug-releasing coated devices for reducing smooth muscle cell proliferation and platelet activity to further limit restenosis... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100331970 - Compounds and methods for the prevention or treatment of restenosis: A method for the prophylaxis or treatment of restenosis comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of Annexin A5 or a functional analogue or variant thereof to a patient in need of such treatment. A method for the treatment of stenosis in a patient comprising performing an intervention for the treatment... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100331967 - Medicated stent having multi-layer polymer coating: This invention relates to stents having medicated multi-layer hybrid polymer coatings, useful for the treatment of stenosed vasculature or other body passages.... Agent: Venable LLP

20100331968 - Zeolites for delivery of nitric oxide: There is described zeolites containing releasably adsorbed nitric oxide, methods of preparing the zeolites, methods of releasing the nitric oxide into a solution or into air and uses of the zeolites in therapy.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100331971 - Cardiac valve downsizing device and method: A device for repairing a heart valve comprises a medical device (10). The medical device (10) comprises an element in order to downsize the annulus upon insertion and allow the leaflets to open and close properly. The medical device (10) provides a temporary or permanent downsizing of the heart valve.... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100331973 - Device and method for improving the function of a heart valve: A device for improving the function of a heart valve comprises: a support member formed from a shape memory material, and a restraining member providing a restraining action on a course of the support member. The support member may abut one side of the valve conforming to the shape of... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100331972 - Unitary quick connect prosthetic heart valve and deployment system and methods: A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable coupling stent, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A small number of guide sutures may be provided... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100331975 - Fiber matrix for maintaining space in soft tissues: A fiber matrix is provided for maintaining space in soft tissue, for example for use in procedures for assisting drainage of aqueous humor from an eye to treat glaucoma. The fiber matrix comprises a plurality of crossing fibers forming a mesh with a plurality of void spaces. The fibers and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100331974 - Intraocular kinetic power generator: An implantable kinetic power generator has an oscillating weight that is physically coupled to a first gear. A second gear with a rotor at its center of rotation is coupled to the first gear. A generating coil is located in close proximity to the rotor. An energy storage unit is... Agent: Alcon

20100331976 - Prosthetic devices and methods and systems related thereto: Prosthetic devices, methods and systems are disclosed. Eye position and/or neural activity of a primate are recorded and combined. The combination signal is compared with a predetermined signal. The result of the comparison step is used to actuate the prosthetic device.... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20100331977 - Electrical amplification of physiologic signals for accommodative iol control: A control system for an accommodative intraocular lens includes a sensing circuit for sensing a signal that controls a ciliary muscle of an eye and an amplifier circuit for amplifying the sensed signal. The output of the amplifier circuit is used to control an accommodative IOL. At least one electrode... Agent: Alcon

20100331978 - Antipathogenic biomedical implants, methods and kits employing photocatalytically active material: An antipathogenic biomedical implant is formed throughout its structure of a matrix material comprising at least about 1 weight percent of a photocatalytically active filler which exhibits an antipathogenic effect upon irradiation with light. The photocatalytically active filler is arranged in the matrix material in the implant to receive light... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100331979 - Biphasic implant device transmitting mechanical stimulus: Tissue implants prepared for the repair of tissues, especially avascular tissues such as cartilage. One embodiment presents an electric potential capable of receiving and accumulating desirable factors or molecules from surrounding fluid when exposed to dynamic loading. In another embodiment the implant promotes tissue conduction by retarding, restricting and controlling... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation

20100331980 - Aligned scaffolding system for skeletal muscle regeneration: Provided herein are anisotropic muscle implants that have a biodegradable scaffold comprising a plurality of fibers oriented along a longitudinal axis. The implants may include mammalian muscle cells seeded and/or fused into myotubes on the scaffold. Methods of forming the muscle implants are provided, as are methods of treating a... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100331981 - Screw thread placement in a porous medical device: Methods are provided for manufacturing an internal thread in a porous orthopedic implant, such as an orthopedic anchor. In one embodiment, the internal thread is formed in the orthopedic implant by bonding a pre-formed, internally threaded component to the orthopedic implant. In another embodiment, the internal thread is formed in... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100331983 - Bone fusion device and methods: A bone fusion device, system, kit, and/or method can include an elongated structure including at least two anchor portions and at least one deformable segment connected on each end to one of the at least two anchor portions. Each deformable segment can include a plurality of spaced apart deformable members... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100331985 - Expandable intervertebral implant system and method: An artificial functional spinal unit including an expandable intervertebral implant that can be inserted via a posterior surgical approach and used with one or more facet replacement devices to provide an anatomically correct range of motion is described. Lordotic and non-lordotic expandable, articulating implants and cages are described, along with... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100331982 - Method of reducing loading failure for a prosthetic component: A method for reducing prosthetic loading failure including the steps of providing a prosthesis for a vertebral column comprising at least an upper part for attachment to an upper vertebrae and a lower part for attachment to a lower vertebrae, the upper part having a lower curved surface and the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department

20100331984 - Prosthetic joint component with rotation-regulating structure: An elongate, longitudinally oriented outer sleeve includes an outer sleeve surface and has a sleeve body. A stem-receiving cavity extends from a distal sleeve end into the sleeve body. The distal sleeve end includes a sleeve interference protrusion extending from the distal sleeve end away from the sleeve body. A... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100331986 - Biomaterial for artificial cartilage: A biomaterial for an artificial cartilage is disclosed. The biomaterial eliminates the risk of possible adverse effects due to scattering of fragments of the biodegradable and bioabsorbable polymers and shows enhanced adhesiveness which allows more solid adhesion of the artificial cartilage to vertebral bodies and the like. The biomaterial includes... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100331988 - Instruments and method for inserting an intervertebral implant: Instruments and methods for inserting an intervertebral implant. Insertion of the implant is accomplished by grasping the implant between the arms of an insertion instrument having arms which separate from each other and close against each other onto the implant, such that the ends of the arms of the insertion... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100331987 - Radially compressed dehydrated spinal nucleus implants: A radially compressed xerogel spinal nucleus implant is manufactured and utilized for implantation into an intervertebral disc space. The implant has an optimized cross-sectional ellipsoid configuration which facilitates insertion of the implant through a minimal incision in the annulus. Radial compression is achieved by exerting substantially equilateral circumferential compression on... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100331989 - Multi-piece prosthetic joint component: An elongate, longitudinally oriented outer sleeve includes an outer sleeve surface defining a radially oriented proximal sleeve border, a radially oriented proximal sleeve rim intersecting the outer sleeve surface at the proximal sleeve border, an outer sleeve body enclosed by the outer sleeve surface and the proximal sleeve rim, and... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100331990 - Glenoid implant with synthetic labrum: A prosthetic glenoid component for replicating the behavior of a patient's natural glenoid includes a rim that replicates the patient's natural glenoid labrum.... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100331991 - Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100331992 - Method and apparatus for total hip replacement: Methods and apparatus of the present invention provide for orthopaedic total replacement of the hip while substantially preserving muscles and soft tissues around the hip joint resulting in reduced healing time and decreased risk of dislocation following the procedure. In an exemplary embodiment, the acetabulum is prepared and fitted with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100331994 - System and method for inserting an implant: An implant includes a body configured to be implanted at least partially within a bone canal. The body has a proximal end, a longitudinal axis and a cavity located at the proximal end. The cavity is configured to mate with an insertion tool and defines a cavity axis that is... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100331995 - Process for producing high molecular weight polyethylene: The invention relates to a process for producing an (ultra) high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) article comprising:—incorporating into the HMWPE resin a Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and—cross-link the (U)HMWPE during or after molding the (U)HMWPE resin. In particular the invention relates to a process comprising the following steps: a)... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100331993 - Magnetically mounted artificial joint: The invention relates to a prosthesis for replacing a joint connection, wherein like magnetic fields from the condyle 10, socket 12 and joint collar 14 overlap in such a way that the repulsive forces generate a suspended state of the condyle 10 in the bearing and the damping effect is... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100331996 - Method of installing a transcutaneous prosthesis: A method of installing a transcutaneous prosthesis which includes a first component, a second component adapted for location between the bone and the skin, the second component having a surface treatment for stimulation of fibroblastic cell proliferation and attachment of epithelial cells and a third component adapted for location to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100331997 - Implant for introduction into an alveolar space: The implant is intended for introduction into an alveolar space. It is configured as an absorbable composite body made of at least a first and a second part body. The first part body is configured as a cone, truncated cone or cylinder having a body base face. The second part... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100331998 - Electrokinetic device for tissue repair: Tissue implants prepared for the repair of tissues, especially avascular tissues such as cartilage. One embodiment presents an electric potential capable of receiving and accumulating desirable factors or molecules from surrounding fluid when exposed to dynamic loading. In another embodiment the implant promotes tissue conduction by retarding, restricting and controlling... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation

20100331999 - Combination therapies for the treatment of obesity: Described are pharmaceutical compositions comprising phentermine, metformin, and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a method of treating a patient suffering from obesity or needing to lose weight, comprising the step of co-administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100332000 - Device for treating obesity: A device for treating obesity of a patient, the device comprising: at least one operable stretching device implantable in the patient and adapted to stretch a portion of the patient's stomach wall, and an implantable control unit for automatically controlling the operable stretching device, when the control unit and stretching... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100332001 - Self-cleaning skin-like prosthetic polymer surfaces: An external covering and method of making an external covering for hiding the internal endoskeleton of a mechanical (e.g.,prosthetic) device that exhibits skin-like qualities is provided. The external covering generally comprises an internal bulk layer in contact with the endoskeleton of the prosthetic device and an external skin layer disposed... Agent: Ut-battelle/chicago/bhgl

20100332002 - Carbon fiber prosthetic foot with hollow cross sections: A hollow tubulous composite structure and method for prosthetic limbs is described.... Agent: James Sonntag James Sonntag, Patent Attorney

  
12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100324646 - Biodegrdable medical device with hydroxyapatite filaments and biodegradable polymer fibers: A system for treating a vascular condition includes a stent including hydroxyapatite fibers interwoven to define a stent lumen. Another aspect of the invention is a method of manufacturing a stent by forming hydroxyapatite fibers and biodegradable polymeric fibers, and interweaving the fibers to form a stent wall. The hydroxyapatite... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100324648 - Controlled expansion balloon catheter: The invention relates to a drug-coated balloon catheter which has a catheter balloon mounted on its distal end and an expansion protection surrounding the same. The invention is characterized in that the catheter balloon is protected from premature expansion even under strong mechanical stress and in that the catheter balloon... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100324645 - Drug coated balloon catheter and pharmacokinetic profile: A drug delivery balloon is provided comprising a balloon having a surface, and a coating disposed on at least a portion of the balloon surface, the coating including an cytostatic therapeutic agent, an excipient, and a plasticizer. In accordance with the present subject matter, at least 30% of the coating... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100324647 - Stent-graft securement device: A stent attachment and deployment mechanism is utilized to prevent the distal end of an endoprosthesis comprising fixation barbs or other fixation mechanism from deploying prior to the remaining sections of the fixation device. With this stent attachment and deployment mechanism accurate deployment may be achieved.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100324649 - Device and method for treating ruptured aneurysms: A stent device for treating an aneurysm is disclosed. The stent device comprises an expandable balloon with a channel extending through said balloon from one side to another, and a supporting stent connected to said balloon. In an operative disposition, when the expandable balloon is expanded, the supporting stent is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100324650 - Helical stent graft: In vivo failure of a helical stent graft is addressed by provision of reinforcing material for the graft material in at least two (preferably three) separate sections, each section comprising a continuous integral piece of material, wherein each section of reinforcing material is in the form of a helix with... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100324656 - Carbon composite materials and methods of manufacturing same: A method for manufacturing a carbon composite is provided. The method includes providing a carbon-containing resin material to which an appropriate concentration of catalyst particles may be added. Thereafter, the catalyzed resin may be subject to a high temperature range, at which point carbon in the resin to begins to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100324653 - Device for connecting two blood vessels: A device for connecting abutting ends (1) of two blood vessels (2) that will be continuous after being mutually connected (anastomosis), the device primarily and substantially including a supporting part (3) that can be inserted in the two ends (1) of the blood vessel (2) to be connected, made, for... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100324654 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, with a body containing metallic material, preferably iron. The method includes the following steps to control degradation of the implant: (i) providing the body of the implant; and (ii) tribochemically treating at least part... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100324651 - Knitted stent jackets: Disclosed is an assembly for opening a vessel lumen comprising a radially expandable stent configured to open a vessel lumen, the radially expandable stent comprises a curved wall having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen connecting the proximal portion and the distal portion. The assembly further comprises... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20100324652 - Sealing device and delivery system: The invention relates to a sealing device for repair of cardiac and vascular defects or tissue opening such as a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or shunt in the heart, the vascular system, etc. and particularly provides an occluder device and trans-catheter occluder delivery system. The sealing device would have improved... Agent: Kevin J. Boland, W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20100324655 - Treatment device for a blood circulation vessel: The device includes at least a tubular endoprosthesis (6), deployable between a retracted state and a dilated state, and a hollow support (10) which extends longitudinally between a proximal end (18) and a distal end (16). The support (10) is provided, in the vicinity of the distal end (16), with... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100324658 - Flexible stent with hinged connectors: A composite implantable prosthesis including a scaffold with a plurality of axially spaced apart sections connected by one or more bridges, each bridge including one or more hinges. The material of the bridges is generally distinct from the material of the scaffold.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100324660 - Intravascular stents: c

20100324657 - Locked segments pushable stent-graft: An implantable prosthesis includes a scaffold with a plurality of expandable segments axially spaced apart along a substrate, adjacent segments connected by one or more support members when the prosthesis is in a collapsed configuration and disconnected when the prosthesis is in an expanded configuration.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100324661 - Stent having helical elements: An expandable stent comprised of a plurality of helical segments is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent is generally cylindrical in shape having a cylindrical axis, and comprises a first and second set of helical segments. The helical segments in the first set are substantially parallel and have a first... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100324662 - Stent having helical elements: An expandable stent comprised of a plurality of helical segments is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent is generally cylindrical in shape having a cylindrical axis, and comprises a first and second set of helical segments. The helical segments in the first set are substantially parallel and have a first... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100324659 - Stent having improved stent design: A stent is provided having a base body circumscribing a cylindrical shape and radially expandable from a contracted starting position into a dilated support position, including a plurality of meander-shaped struts disposed in the circumferential direction and arrayed on one another in the axial direction, each strut being meander-shaped in... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100324663 - Stent: The stent 1 has a plurality of annular units 10 and 20 each made of a linear portion 11 which extends circumferentially while folding in a zigzag manner and which is connected annularly, and connection portions 40 which connect axially adjacent ones of the annular units with each other. Predetermined... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100324664 - Bifurcated stent assemblies: Disclosed is a stent assembly for expanding in vivo vessels, the assembly comprises: two stents, a first stent and a second stent, the two stents positioned so that a forward end of the first stent is separated by a predetermined distance from a rearward end of the second stent, and... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20100324665 - Medical device fixation anchor suited for balloon expandable stents: A balloon expandable anchor for a medical device. The anchor barb is contained within the device compacted delivery profile and is balloon expanded to rest outside of the expanded device profile.... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100324666 - Implant and method for production of the same: One example embodiment of the present invention relates to an implant, particularly an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having a body that contains metallic material, preferably iron. The implant body has a first layer with at least one ionic compound that contains ions of at least one halogen, particularly chloride ions and/or bromide... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100324667 - Implantable medical devices with anti-microbial and biodegradable matrices: A composite vascular graft is provided, which incorporates bioactive agents that can be controllably delivered to the implantation site to deliver therapeutic materials and/or to reduce infection of the implant. The vascular graft of the present invention includes a luminal layer of ePTFE; and a biodegradable polymer layer including a... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100324668 - Mitral spacer: A heart valve implant may include a shaft and an anchor configured to be coupled to an end of the shaft. A spacer may be coupled to a portion of the shaft and comprise a plurality of individual segments including a first and at least a second individual segment. The... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100324669 - Catheter-based annuloplasty using ventricularly positioned catheter: The present invention relates to a minimally invasive method of performing annuloplasty. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing annuloplasty includes accessing a left ventricle of a heart to provide a discrete plication element to the left ventricle, and engaging the plication element to tissue... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100324670 - Saddle-shaped mitral valve annuloplasty prostheses with asymmetry, and related methods: A mitral valve annuloplasty prosthesis (ring or C) has a generally saddle shape, i.e., portions of the prosthesis that are or will be adjacent the anterior and posterior commissures of the valve are relatively low as compared to at least some other portions of the prosthesis that are or will... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100324672 - Accommodating intraocular lens having peripherally actuated deflectable surface and method: An accommodating intraocular lens is provided in which a deflectable lens element is anchored to a substrate along its optical axis to define a fluid filled space. Fluid-filled haptics disposed in fluid communication with the space vary the fluid volume in the space responsive to forces applied by the ciliary... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100324671 - Intraocular lens system and method for power adjustment: An intraocular lens (IOL) that provides for optical power adjustment following its implantation, for example, for use in treating cataract patients. The lens body has first and second surface portions that bound at least one interior chamber or space that extends from the central optic portion to the lens periphery.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100324673 - Intraocular lens: An accommodating intraocular lens has an anterior portion including an anterior viewing element and an anterior biasing element connected to the anterior viewing element. A posterior portion has a posterior viewing element and a posterior biasing element connected to the posterior viewing element. The anterior and posterior biasing elements are... Agent: Knobbe, Martson, Olson & Bear LLP

20100324674 - Intracapsular pseudophakic device: Intraocular devices for use in and attached to the natural lens capsule of an eye are provided. The lens capsule may be maintained in a configuration to avoid post-operative changes that are deleterious to vision. Single or dual optic systems are provided, which may be accommodating. Combinations of devices to... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.

20100324675 - Surgical scaffold: A scaffold for reshaping an ear or a nose, the scaffold being configured to be i) attached to the cartilaginous portion of an ear or ii) attached to the cartilaginous portion of a nose, wherein the scaffold is formed at least in part from a shape-memory material and/or a plastic... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100324676 - Bone-tendon-bone suture button constructs and methods of tissue fixation: A continuous loop and button construct and technique for ligament repair and fixation, including bone to bone, or soft tissue to bone. The continuous loop, which is attached to the button, is formed of a flexible material and is provided with at least one joined region (a bridged, stitched, bonded... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100324677 - Biocompatible material and uses thereof: The present invention relates to a biocompatible ceramic material comprising Baghdadite (Ca3ZrSi2O9), and a method for its preparation. Preferably the Baghdadite is synthetically prepared. The present invention also relates to an implantable medical device comprising biocompatible Baghdadite, and a method for its production. The present invention further relates to a... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100324683 - Intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant that is configured to be inserted into an intervertebral space along a direction of insertion is provided. The intervertebral space is defined by a superior vertebral body and an inferior vertebral body that are opposed in a transverse direction. The intervertebral implant may include a body and... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100324680 - Intradiscal motion limiting member and method of installation thereof: In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides a resilient support member capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc to provide support to an intervertebral disc that has a compromised annulus fibrosis. In one embodiment, the intradiscal member includes an upper support surface, a lower support surface, and an... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100324682 - Spinal implant: The present invention is a spinal implant that can be inserted into a surgically created cavity of one or more regions of the mammalian spine. Universal corner posts and one or more lateral universal posts are connected with a series of trapezoidal-like dividers. Embodiments of the cage can also include... Agent: Kenneth F. Pearce

20100324678 - Spinal implant and method of using spinal implant: The present invention is a brace or spinal implant that can be inserted into vertebra that has had a cavity surgically created therein. The trapezoidal shaped spinal implant includes an opening that allows the surgical team to view the dura mater prior to packing the implant with osteogenic substances.... Agent: Kenneth F. Pearce

20100324679 - Spinal implant and method of using spinal implant: The present invention is a brace or spinal implant that can be inserted into vertebra that has had a cavity surgically created therein. The trapezoidal shaped spinal implant includes an opening that allows the surgical team to view the dura mater prior to packing the implant with osteogenic substances. Embodiments... Agent: Kenneth F. Pearce

20100324681 - Wedge-like spinal implant: The present invention is a spinal implant that can be inserted into a surgically created cavity of one or more regions of the mammalian spine. Universal corner posts and one or more lateral universal posts are connected with a series of trapezoidal wedge-like dividers. The series of dividers includes a... Agent: Kenneth F. Pearce

20100324684 - Spinal prosthetic joints: A method for correcting spondylolisthesis from the lateral approach is provided in which a pair of insertion members are inserted laterally into upper and lower vertebrae, a connecting member is affixed to the insertion members, and a rotating force is applied to the connecting member to encourage the upper and... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department

20100324686 - Implant: An implant for use between two axially separated vertebrae has a body extending axially between the vertebrae and having longitudinally outwardly directed ends juxtaposed with the vertebrae and each formed with a radially outwardly projecting annular rounded ridge and with a radially outwardly open groove axially inward of the ridge.... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100324689 - Implant comprising thermoplastic elastomer: The invention relates to an artificial spinal implant comprising a thermoplastic elastomer comprising a hard phase and soft phase, wherein the hard phase comprises a polymer chosen from the group consisting of polyester, polyamide, polystyrene, polyacrylate and polyolefin and the soft phase comprises a polymer chosen from the group consisting... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100324690 - Intervertebral implant component with three points of contact: A method of implanting an intervertebral implant or component thereof, in which each component is selected to have an inner surface and an outer surface which engages an adjacent vertebra and presents only three distinct points of contact with a cortical rim of the vertebra. The outer surface is selected... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100324687 - Intervertebral implant with a pivoting end cap: Implants sized to be inserted into an intervertebral space between first and second vertebral members. The implants may include a body with opposing first and second ends. An end cap may be connected to the body and include a first side with a contact surface that faces away from the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100324688 - Intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis: The subject invention provides a modular six-degrees-of-freedom spatial mechanism for spinal disc prosthesis, with three rotational and three translational degrees-of-freedom. The prosthesis anchors to the superior and inferior vertebrae of an FSU and maintains mechanical linkage between those vertebrae for all normal motions and positions of the FSU. The prosthetic... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100324685 - Spinal implant and method of using spinal implant: The present invention is a brace or spinal implant that can be inserted into vertebra that has had a cavity surgically created therein. The trapezoidal shaped spinal implant includes an opening that allows the surgical team to view the dura mater prior to packing the implant with osteogenic substances.... Agent: Kenneth F. Pearce

20100324691 - Glenoid components and associated methods: A glenoid prosthetic component includes a bearing body for a prosthetic or bony humeral head. The bearing body includes a main portion for articulation with the humeral head and a peripheral portion extending about the main portion. A connection portion resides between the main portion and the peripheral portion and... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100324692 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant: An orthopedic device includes a femoral implant having a non-custom internal bone engagement surface. The femoral implant includes at least nine parameters adjusted preoperatively to correspond to a specific patient. The parameters can include patient-specific lengths, such as, for example, medial and lateral condyle widths and notch height, and patient-specific... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20100324693 - Carpometacarpal joint spacer: A swellable, resilient, flexible carpometacarpal (CMC) joint spacer is provided that is made of a swellable fluid absorbing polymeric medium, the spacer being dimensioned and configured to fit into the space between a natural or replacement trapezium and adjacent metacarpal bones and restore separation therebetween. In embodiments, the spacer has... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100324694 - Trapeziometacarpal joint implant and associated methods: A trapeziometacarpal joint implant includes a body defining a median plane, a metacarpal joint surface, and a trapezium joint surface. A first central region of the metacarpal joint surface is situated on an opposite side of the median plane from a second central region of the trapezium joint surface. The... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100324695 - Artificial bone and joint compositions and methods of use and manufacture: The present invention provides a ceramic porous body for in-vitro and in-vivo use comprising a composition comprising a calcium aluminate (CA) containing phase and optionally at least one of an accelerator, a retarder, a surfactant, a foaming agent, a reactive alumina, water, a fiber, and a biologically active material, and... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100324696 - Intragastric prosthesis for the treatment of morbid obesity: A porous weave of bioabsorbable filaments having an open mesh configuration is formed into an oblate shape having dimensions greater than the esophageal opening and gastric outlet of a stomach. The resulting prosthesis is deployed in the stomach and is of a size to be retained in the proximate portion... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100324697 - System and method for a piezoelectric scaffold for nerve growth and repair: Provided is an electroactive structure for growing isolated differentiable cells comprising a three dimensional matrix of fibers formed of a biocompatible synthetic piezoelectric polymeric material, wherein the matrix of fibers is seeded with the isolated differentiable cells and forms a supporting scaffold for growing the isolated differentiable cells, and wherein... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20100324698 - Feedback control systems and methods for prosthetic or orthotic devices: Methods and systems are used for monitoring a global position or location of a prosthetic or orthotic device and to provide feedback control of the device. Certain methods may employ remote transmitting devices and receivers to recognize when a prosthetic or orthotic device user is in a moving vehicle and,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100324699 - Model-based neuromechanical controller for a robotic leg: A model-based neuromechanical controller for a robotic limb having at least one joint includes a finite state machine configured to receive feedback data relating to the state of the robotic limb and to determine the state of the robotic limb, a muscle model processor configured to receive state information from... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law

  
12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100318169 - Delivery system for endoluminal devices: An introducer or delivery system for introducing implants or medical devices such as embolic protection devices within a patient allows deployment within vessels having a tortuous anatomy. The delivery system includes an actuator wire within the delivery catheter which enables the delivery catheter to be bent near a distal end... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100318173 - Endovascular devices/catheter platforms and methods for achieving congruency in sequentially deployed devices: A stent alignment system includes an implantable stent and catheter that allows the ability to precisely control translational and rotational position in a vessel of the implantable stent and catheter.... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100318172 - Guide wire and method for its use: The present disclosure pertains to a guide wire (1) for guiding intervention devices, the guide wire having a guide wire body (3) and a distal tip portion (10), wherein an expansion element (2) is present having, in an insertion configuration, a first diameter (D1) which is substantially identical to the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100318174 - Implantable vascular graft: Disclosed is a tubular endoluminal vascular prosthesis, useful in treating, for example, an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The prosthesis comprises a self-expandable wire support structure having a tubular main body support and first and second branch supports. The prosthesis can have a plurality of radially outwardly extending barbs. The branch supports... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100318171 - Multiple stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a delivery wire, a first stent, a second stent, and a sheath. The first stent may be disposed around a portion of a distal region of the delivery wire in a radially contracted configuration and the second stent may be disposed around a portion of... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100318170 - Proximal catheter flap for managing wire twist: A stent delivery system for treating a diseased bifurcation vessel having a catheter with a securement feature. The delivery system includes a dual lumen catheter with one or more balloons and a specialized stent having a side port mounted on the balloon. The securement feature is a flap that retains... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100318176 - Enhanced systems processes and associated methods for laser trimming of grafts: A novel enhanced process for laser trimming of grafts includes to heat polish the ends. Both heat polish and vapor polish are known processes in plastic processing. When PTFE is used as a graft or covering material, a problem occurs, time and temperature required will distort the ptfe material in... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20100318177 - Twisted anchoring barb for stent of abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa) device: A stent is provided for an endoprosthesis having a main body portion and two leg portions, particularly suitable for treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurism. The stent includes barbs that are twisted and shaped set to point radially outward. Each barb, as formed, points substantially perpendicular relative to the longitudinal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100318175 - Vascular graft prosthesis with selective flow reduction: A vascular graft prosthesis comprising a tubular member having a luminal wall defining a lumen and an inner luminal diameter; and means for non-invasively constricting at least a portion of the luminal wall to reduce the inner luminal diameter and reduce a volumetric flow rate through the tubular member at... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100318179 - Devices, systems, and methods for repair of vascular defects: A balloon-expandable shunt is disclosed for shunting a vessel which has a graft with two ends and is coupled with or to at least one expandable support element at or near at least one of its ends. The shunt is bifurcated at an aperture that leads to a side-channel and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100318178 - Method and apparatus for allowing blood flow through an occluded vessel: A device arranged to sustain and/or provide at least partial patency of a small blood vessel exhibiting an occlusion, the device constituted of a tubular body expandable from a first small diameter state for manipulation to, and through, the occlusion of the small blood vessel and a second large diameter... Agent: Simon Kahn - Pyi Tech, Ltd. C/o Landonip, Inc

20100318181 - Implantable vascular graft: Disclosed is a tubular endoluminal vascular prosthesis, useful in treating, for example, an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The prosthesis comprises a self-expandable wire support structure having a tubular main body support and first and second branch supports. The prosthesis can have a plurality of radially outwardly extending barbs. The branch supports... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100318180 - Multi-layer stent assembly: A stent assembly includes a first stent having a first plurality of struts defining a first cellular pattern and a second stent having a second plurality of struts defining a second cellular pattern. The first and second cellular patterns may be different. In one example, the first plurality of struts... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100318182 - Calibrated sheath with markings: The sheath (1) for introducing devices such as a stent or other devices, said sheath comprising several reference markers (3) along a predetermined part of said sheath (1) for in situ measuring purposes.... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100318184 - Heart valve repair apparatus and methods: Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the plane of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100318183 - System for improving the function of a heart valve: A device for improving the function of a heart valve comprises a first loop-shaped support, which is configured to abut a first side of the heart valve, and a second loop-shaped support, which is configured to abut a second side of the heart valve opposite to said first side, whereby... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100318185 - Biomedical devices: Biomedical devices such as contact lenses formed from a polymerization product of a mixture comprising (a) a multi-armed macromonomer comprising multiple side chains attached to a nucleus, wherein each side chain comprises a thio carbonyl thio fragment of the same or different reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (“RAFT”) agent; and... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100318186 - Ophthalmic lenses with enhanced surface and methods of fabrication thereof: An ophthalmic lens for providing enhanced vision includes a finished optic comprising a base optic and a membrane. The base optic has an anterior surface and an opposing posterior surface, at least one of the surfaces having a first value of a surface quality parameter. The base optic also includes... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100318187 - Surface-structured polyurethane substrates and methods for producing the same: A method for producing a polymeric surface-structured substrate includes: (a) preparing a first precursor substrate that is nanostructured on at least one surface with inorganic nanoparticles, (b) coating a hardenable substrate material for a second substrate different from the first precursor substrate material onto the nanostructured surface of the precursor... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100318188 - Clamping assemblies for securing ligaments to a bone: An assembly for securing a plurality of ligaments to a bone includes a first portion exhibited by such as a ring shaped clamp with a tab and slot or a split stem incorporating a plurality of spaced apart ring shaped clamps compressively gripping about the ligaments. A second portion includes... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100318189 - Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use: An intervertebral spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer may include contact surfaces that are configured to contact against the vertebral members. A fluid cylinder may be positioned between the first and second contact surfaces and configured to contain a fluid. The fluid cylinder may include an outer cylinder... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100318190 - Methods for injecting a curable biomaterial into an intervertebral space: A method for treating a diseased or damaged spinal disc comprises the steps of: (a) providing access to the nucleus pulposus through the annulus; (b) removing at least a portion of the nucleus pulposus to create an intradiscal space; (c) determining the size of the intradiscal space; and (d) sealably... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100318191 - Joint implant: A joint implant, includes a neck and a blade extending along a longitudinal axis and connected to the neck to form a blade plane. A plurality of bores is located in the blade, each of the bores having a central axis, the axes being oriented so that none project at... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100318192 - Acetabular prosthetic system with simplified impaction: An acetabular prosthesis is adapted to be arranged in the acetabular of a patient for impacting it. The prosthesis includes a cup having a wall in the shape of a spherical cap intended to receive an insert within it. The outer surface of the cap is adapted to come into... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100318193 - Topographically engineered structures and methods for using the same in regenerative medicine applications: The present invention provides compositions including a cell contacting surface or film comprising nanotopography of nanofibers, nanotubes, nanochannels, microchannels or microwells, which are capable of enhancing or promoting cell differentiation or cell viability. The compositions are useful as medical implants, including orthopedic implants, dental implants, cardiovascular implants, neurological implants, neurovascular... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100318194 - Prosthesis with chargeable electric energy accumulator: The invention relates to a prosthesis with an electric energy accumulator (12), wherein the prosthesis comprises (a) an induction coil (28) and (b) a charging connection (24) for charging the energy accumulator (12) based on electric current induced in the induction coil (28), the connection being electrically connected to the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100318195 - Orthopedic interface: The invention relates to an orthopedic interface (1) comprising a planar 3D textile (2) having a top (22) and a bottom (21), which are held at a distance from each other by supporting threads (24) and are connected to each other, wherein the bottom (21) of the spaced knitted fabric... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100318196 - Suspension liner with seal: A suspension liner sleeve providing an interface between a residual limb and a hard prosthetic socket includes a resilient seal element extending around its outer periphery to enhance a sealing effect between the sleeve and the interior of a prosthetic socket to isolate the distal end of the socket from... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

  
12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100312321 - Embolization coil and delivery system: A detachable embolization coil is screw threaded at the proximal end for releasable attachment to a delivery member within a delivery catheter. The coil has a proximal fibred portion and a distal non-fibred portion, the axial length of the non-fibred portion being as great or greater than the axial length... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100312322 - Medical balloon incorporating electroactive polymer and methods of making and using the same: An expandable medical balloon having at least one static state, at least one expanded state, and at least one deflated state, the expandable medical balloon including at least one active region, the at least one active region including electroactive polymer.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100312323 - Twisted anchoring barb for stent of abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa) device: A stent is provided for an endoprosthesis having a main body portion and two leg portions, particularly suitable for treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurism. The stent includes barbs that are twisted and shaped set to point radially outward. Each barb, as formed, points substantially perpendicular relative to the longitudinal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100312324 - Implantation device for stents with a functionally structured surface: The invention relates to an implantation device for stents, which device has hair-like extensions on at least one part of the outwardly-facing surface of that section of the device, which section is provided to attach or crimp on the stent to be implanted, wherein the mean diameter D, the mean... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100312326 - Apparatus and methods for deployment of a modular stent-graft system: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for deployment of a modular stent-graft system. In one embodiment, a prosthesis comprises a first tubular graft comprising a layer of graft material, at least one lumen extending longitudinally therein, and a first fenestration extending through the layer of graft material. A layer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100312325 - Elongate medical device: This invention relates to an elongate medical device, with a distal end to be advanced into the body of a patient and then withdrawn from the bodyf and an elongate shaft connecting the distal end with a proximal end that remains outside the body, the shaft extending in use through... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100312327 - Medical device of ternary alloy of molybdenum and rhenium: A medical device such as, for example, an implantable expandable stent is constructed of a ternary alloy of molybdenum, rhenium, and a third metal. In a preferred embodiment, the third metal is a refractory metal selected to improve the ductility of the alloy. The alloy may further be advantageously constructed... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100312328 - Drug-delivery endovascular stent and method of forming the same: An intravascular stent and method for inhibiting restenosis, following vascular injury, is disclosed. The stent has an expandable, linked-filament body and a drug-release coating formed on the stent-body filaments, for contacting the vessel injury site when the stent is placed in-situ in an expanded condition. The coating releases, for a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100312329 - Endoprosthesis having foot extensions: Endoprosthesis, such as a stent, includes at least one annular element defined by a first set of strut members interconnected to define apices proximate opposite sides of the annular element. The annular element further includes a foot extension extending between at least one pair of circumferentially-adjacent strut members. The foot... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100312330 - Twisted anchoring barb for stent of abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa) device: A stent is provided for an endoprosthesis having a main body portion and two leg portions, particularly suitable for treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurism. The stent includes barbs that are twisted and shaped set to point radially outward. Each barb, as formed, points substantially perpendicular relative to the longitudinal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100312331 - Polymer coatings on medical devices: A medical device, for example a stent, has a surface which in use contacts body tissue, wherein said surface has on it a biocompatible coating layer comprising a polymer having covalently bound allyl-terminated pendent groups, said pendent groups comprising a moiety selected from -0-CH2—CH═CH2—S—CH2—CH═CH2—S(=0)-CH2—CH═CH2—Se—CH2—CH═CH2 and —Se (=0 J-CH2—CH═CH2. This surface... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100312332 - Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics: Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures. The preferred delivery device... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100312333 - Apparatus and method for replacing a diseased cardiac valve: An apparatus is provided for replacing a native cardiac valve. The native cardiac valve has at least one leaflet and is surrounded by a native cardiac valve annulus having superior and inferior aspects. The apparatus comprises a barbell-shaped, expandable anchoring member including first, second, and main body portions extending between... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100312334 - Holders for prosthetic aortic heart valves: A holder for a flexible leaflet prosthetic aortic heart valve that is less bulky than earlier holders and minimizes obstructions to vision and working space around the valve to facilitate implantation thereof. The holder may have a central hub and three outwardly extending legs that connect directly and exclusively to... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100312335 - Implantable mechanical heart valve assembly: A mechanical heart valve implantable as heart valve replacement comprising of an annular valve body with a central orifice and an exterior surface incorporating a suture ring having a plurality of suture tunnels, and a valve implantation flap assembly disposed on the valve body surface and wrapping around the suture... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.

20100312336 - Zonal diffractive multifocal intraocular lens with central monofocal diffractive region: An ophthalmic lens includes an optic having an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The lens also includes a monofocal diffractive structure disposed on one of said surfaces for providing a diffractive focusing power. The lens further includes at least one multifocal diffractive structure disposed on one of said surfaces... Agent: Alcon

20100312337 - Iol with varying correction of chromatic aberration: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical filter operable to filter out at least visible light having a wavelength less than 450 nm. The lens also includes a first diffractive structure adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a first wavelength range above 550 nm and to reduce longitudinal... Agent: Alcon

20100312338 - Systems, devices and methods for providing therapy to an anatomical structure: A system, device and method for dilating an anatomical structure. Systems, devices and methods may comprise a therapeutic component configured to treat a paranasal sinus. Specific embodiments may comprise a shaft with an articulating portion.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100312340 - Dl-lactide-epsilon-caprolactone copolymers: s

20100312339 - Method for producing and machining a medical implant as well as implant produced according to the method: In a method for producing a medical implant with a preferably massive titanium core and a sheath of sintered open cell titanium foam, an open cell polymer foam sheath is produced with a recess adapted in size and shape to hold at least a section of a titanium core with... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100312341 - Method for soft tissue attachment: An apparatus and method for fixing a selected graft relative to a selected anatomical portion. An anchor may be provided that may be interconnected with a selected graft portion that is operable to pass through a selected bore and then moved into an operable position to engage a selected portion... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20100312342 - Articular surface implant: An implant for replacing a portion of an articular surface including a load bearing surface and a bone contacting region. The load bearing surface had a contour defined by a first curve string which is based on a contour of the articular surface being replaced in a first plane. The... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100312344 - Facet arthroplasty devices and methods: Surgically installed prostheses replace either the caudal portion of a natural facet joint, the cephalad portion of a natural facet joint, or both. The prostheses are readily attached to the pedicles of a vertebral body and support at least one element that defines an artificial facet joint structure. The caudal... Agent: Joseph J. Basista

20100312343 - Tip support insert for application to left/right articular processes to minimize abrasion between vertebrae and to maintain proper angle/lift for reducing nerve compression: An insert for a tip of a spinal process portion of a selected vertebrae in communication with a succeeding vertebrae and for providing proper angle and lift between the succeeding vertebrae and for preventing bone-on-bone contact. An insert body exhibits a pocket shaped recess and is constructed of a plastic... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100312345 - Intervertebral fusion implant: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100312346 - Low profile intervertebral implant: The present invention is directed to a low profile intervertebral implant (10) for implantation in an intervertebral disc space (D) in-between adjacent vertebral bodies (V). The intervertebral implant includes a plate (40) preferably coupled to a spacer (20). The plate is preferably formed from a first material and the spacer... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100312347 - Polyaryletherketone artificial intervertebral disc: An intervertebral prosthesis for insertion between adjacent vertebrae, in one embodiment, includes upper and lower prosthesis plates and a movable core. The prosthesis plates and optionally the core are formed of polyaryletherketone (PAEK) for improved imaging properties. A metallic insert is provided on each of the PAEK prosthesis plates providing... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100312348 - Orthopedic paek-on-polymer bearings: An orthopedic prosthetic joint comprising a joint couple having a first bearing surface made of a poly aryl ether ketone (PAEK) and a second joint component having a second bearing made of a polymer that is softer than the PAEK such as UHMWPE the first and second bearing surfaces in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100312349 - Modular prosthesis and use thereof for replacing a radial head: A modular prosthesis system for replacement of a head portion of a proximal radius includes a monolithic stem component, a head component, and a locking mechanism formed by the stem and head components. The stem component defines a stem anchoring portion having a longitudinal axis and configured to couple to... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20100312350 - Segmental knee arthroplasty: A method for unicompartmental knee replacement. Replacement of a medial or lateral compartment may be through a limited incision and patellofemoral replacement may be through the same incision or another incision. An embodiment may include a trochlear implant and medial implant. Implants may be dimensioned and configured so that bone... Agent: Fggbb-marctec

20100312351 - Knee prosthesis with rotatable post: A knee joint prosthesis for implantation to replace a portion of a knee joint. The knee joint prosthesis includes a tibial tray and a bearing member that engages the tibial tray. The prosthesis also includes an insert with a base that is fixed to the bearing member and an extension... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100312352 - Method for coating prosthesis elements and elements obtainable with the method: A method for coating prosthesis elements that have a concave surface and a corresponding convex counter surface includes arranging in at least the concave surface a shaped retention surface for gripping a coating. The coating is coupled with the shaped retention surface such that coupling includes coating the concave surface... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20100312353 - Implant: The invention relates to a cap-shaped implant for implanting on a prepared stump of a femoral head. The implant is in the form of a ball section, having a flat base surface and a polar axis which is arranged in a perpendicular in relation to the base surface. According to... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100312354 - Artificial cementless hip prosthesis stem: The purpose of the invention is to eliminate not only the shearing stress concentration occurring at a distal end of a stem but also that at a proximal end thereof so that a load acted on a hip joint can be distributed collectively on the proximal portion of the stem... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.

20100312355 - Bone graft material and uses thereof: Bone graft compositions for repairing bone defects, which are characterized by a chemical composition of cementitious, non-cementitious, highly-resorbable and poorly-resorbable particulate substances, and further characterized by a specific particle size distribution that includes two or more different ranges of particle size, are disclosed. Further disclosed are articles of manufacturing and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100312356 - Methods and instruments for treating gerd and haital hernia: The invention relates to an intraluminar method of treating a reflux disease in a patient by implanting a device comprising an movement restriction device that, when implanted in a patient, fills a volume in the patient's abdomen that is close to and at least partially above the patient's cardia when... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312357 - Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue: This present invention generally relates to devices and methods for repairing an aperture in a biological tissue. In certain embodiments, the invention provides a system for closing an aperture in a biological tissue including a handle, an elongate shaft connected to the handle, and a deployment scaffold connected to the... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP

20100312358 - Implantable repair device: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100312362 - Apparatus and methods for facilitating prosthesis donning, doffing, retention, and fit: Apparatus and methods for improved prosthesis donning, doffing, retention, and fit. A valve located in a prosthetic socket port includes a body, a core, a spring located partially within the core, a diaphragm, and a maintained operator. The operator includes a recess and a protrusion. The operator may be indexed... Agent: Law Offices Of Rita C. Chipperson, P.C.

20100312359 - Dynamically activated variable response socket technology: A socket system in a prosthetic or orthotic artificial limb for amputees, the socket system being dynamically activated by weight-bearing loads and variable in response to shear forces imposed by weight-bearing loads. The socket system includes: a liner adapted to engage the residual limb; a semi-flexible inner socket having a... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20100312360 - Dynamically-activated variable response socket with hydraulic pump: The socket system may also include a hydraulic pump driving a vacuum pump to supply vacuum to the sealed chamber. The socket system may also include hydraulically-activated bladders driven by the hydraulic pump to engage the residual limb to support and protect problem areas on the residual limb and increase... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20100312361 - Vacuum attachment system: A vacuum socket system pertaining to the field of prosthetics wherein an enhanced suspension mechanism is provided by incorporating a vacuum source, circuitry, and a power source. A virtually air-tight seal between residual limb and prosthesis allows a vacuum fit to be generated via a vacuum source. The vacuum source... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100312363 - Powered artificial knee with agonist-antagonist actuation: A knee prosthesis comprises an agonist-antagonist arrangement of two series-elastic actuators in parallel, including a knee joint, flexion and extension actuators connected to the joint in parallel with a leg member, and a controller for independently energizing the actuators to control the movement of the knee joint and leg. The... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law

  
12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100305681 - Conical balloon for deployment into side branch: A bifurcated catheter assembly has an undeployed state and a deployed state. The assembly comprises a bifurcated inflation shaft defining a shaft inner lumen, a first balloon defining a first balloon lumen, and a second balloon defining a second balloon lumen. The inflation shaft has a first inflation shaft defining... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100305680 - Device for percutaneous vascular intervention: A device for percutaneous vascular intervention, particularly for performing a stent implantation, having a guide catheter 1 and a guide wire that is guided in a catheter lumen of the guide catheter 1 to the intervention location in the vessel, wherein two control wires 2, 3 connected to the distal... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100305679 - Stent replacement system: A system for delivering and placement of a medical prosthesis into an ostium of a tract system of an organism is described. The system comprises a stent delivery device that includes a delivery catheter having one or more lumens extending between proximal and distal ends. The stent delivery device also... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20100305678 - Thrombectomy and balloon angioplasty/stenting device: A thrombectomy and balloon angioplasty catheter for the removal of blood clots and debris from a blood vessel and/or for the dilation of a narrowed or completely closed segment in the blood vessel is disclosed. The catheter includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, an angioplasty... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100305683 - Medical devices comprising a co-polymer of a modified polyamide and a polycarbonate: The present invention refers to medical devices comprising a modified Co-Polymer or to the modified Co-Polymer itself having high flexibility and high stress resistance, especially tensile strength or tear resistance, in addition to the good physical characteristics of a Block-Co-Polymers of a polyamide and a polycarbonate, either polycarbonate diol or... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100305682 - Specially configured and surface modified medical device with certain design features that utilize the intrinsic properties of tungsten, zirconium, tantalum and/or niobium: Medical devices having special geometrical design features and possible surface modifications and can be comprised of niobium, tantalum, zirconium and/or tungsten alloy which is useful in treating a body passageway.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100305684 - Biodegradable stent and method for manufacturing the same: A stent includes a magnesium layer, a ceramic layer formed over the magnesium layer, and a magnesium compound layer interposed between the magnesium layer and the ceramic layer. The initial corrosion of the stent can be delayed, and the stent has excellent biocompatibility and thus can reduce side effects during... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100305685 - Stented prosthetic heart valves: A surgical sutureless valve that is attached to a stent frame for delivery to a location in a patient using percutaneous implantation devices and methods.... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100305686 - Low-profile modular abdominal aortic aneurysm graft: Systems methods and devices address and ameliorate intralumenal aneurysms by excluding the same through endograft by pass techniques. Percutaneuous emplacement, use of improved aortic-stent assemblies and shotgun neck framing facilitates placement of modular graft sections, for example, to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms.... Agent: Aaron J. Poledna Perkins Coie LLP

20100305687 - Non-woven mat and metho of producing same: A mat having a highly uniform porosity distribution is produced by consolidating 15 or more layers of melt blown webs (or the like) having different orientations. Control over the porosity is provided by using webs that exhibit a narrow, unimodal distribution of fiber diameters over the bulk of its distribution,... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada

20100305688 - Medical devices for localized drug delivery: In certain embodiments, the invention relates to an implantable medical device that includes a body having an internal cavity. Receptor sites in the internal cavity may be adapted to repeatedly bind to, temporarily hold, and release an active agent. An opening may extend through the body and into the internal... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100305689 - non-biodegradable stent comprising a biodegradable coating and method of coating the same: The present invention relates to the field of non-biodegradable stents, and therein to non-biodegradable stents coated with at least one layer of a biodegradable polymer which maintains mechanical integrity of the coating both in storage and upon balloon expansion and which can optionally release drugs. The at least one polymer... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100305691 - Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same: Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100305690 - Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue: A fixation band has a tubular frame and a tube, wherein the tubular frame comprises longitudinally-extending members having a hook on its distal end and fixation means on its proximal end. The tubular frame preferably comprises a laterally-extending member for stabilization. The tube is positioned inside longitudinally-extending members and a... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100305692 - Monitoring of redundant conductors: This document relates to continuity monitoring of electrical conductors. For example, materials and methods for continuity monitoring of conductors for use providing power to a blood pump (e.g., an assist device) are provided.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100305693 - Devices, systems and methods for treating an eye: Devices, systems, and methods useful in treating an eye are provided herein. Certain embodiments of the devices, systems, and methods may be particularly suitable in maintaining separation of an anterior capsule and a posterior capsule of an evacuated lens capsule of an eye. Certain embodiments of the devices, systems, and... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.

20100305694 - Scleral buckles for sutureless retinal detachment surgery: A set formed of a scleral buckle and an encircling band is provided for use in connection with retinal detachment surgery to enable the implantation of both the scleral buckle and encircling band free of any suture. A self-assembling scleral buckle-encircling band combination is secured in place by surface scleral... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100305695 - Device for the modelling or the lifting of normal or distended tissue in human being: The invention concerns a device for the modelling or the lifting of normal or distended tissue (a target tissue) in human being which comprises at least one thread, said thread having: at its distal end an expandable radially outwardly anchoring means conceived to anchor a stable anchoring tissue, and at... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100305696 - Hybrid soft tissue implants from progenitor cells and biomaterials: Provided are hybrid soft tissue constructs comprising a core material, a biomaterial matrix and mammalian cells. Also provided are methods of augmenting or reconstructing a soft tissue of a mammal. Additionally, methods of forming a hybrid soft tissue construct are provided. The use of the above constructs for augmenting or... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP

20100305697 - System and method for treatment of non-ventilating middle ear by providing a gas pathway through the nasopharynx: Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent muscle. Another portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent cartilage. When the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100305698 - Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link: A prosthetic knee joint assembly includes a femoral component that engages a femur and at least one bearing that supports articulation of the femoral component thereon. Also, the assembly includes a tibial tray that engages a tibia and that supports the bearing. A ligament link coupling component is included on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100305699 - Structure of natural or artificial hair for transplantation and hair transplantation method using the same: The present invention relates to a structure of a natural or artificial hair for a hair transplant and, more particularly, to a processed structure of a natural or artificial hair for transplantation, comprising: a number of fixing cut parts formed lengthwise on the outer circumferential surface line of a lower... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100305700 - Bone anchoring system: Methods and apparatus for connecting to a bone, which avoid the use of bone screws. A triangular shaped modular implant is used, with two sides of the structure and their respective vertex secured generally within the bone, with the base of the triangle outside the bone. These two arms, whether... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100305701 - Spinal implant: The present invention is a spinal implant that can be inserted into a surgically created cavity of one or more regions of the mammalian spine. Universal corner posts and one or more lateral universal posts are connected with a series of trapezoidal wedge-like braces. The series of braces includes a... Agent: Kenneth F. Pearce

20100305702 - Spinal implant having deployable bone engaging projections and method for installation thereof: Instrumentation is disclosed for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant for implantation at least in part within and across the generally restored height of a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies of a human spine. The implant has an external housing and a substantially hollow internal rotatable member having... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20100305703 - Medical implant: A medical implant includes a flexible container having two layers of flexible surrounding walls, each surrounding wall being provided with a plurality of through holes; a tubular fitting being connected to an open end of the flexible container for inserting or infusing a medical filling material into the flexible container... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100305705 - Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices: A device for insertion into a spinal (intervertebral or intravertebral) space is expandable from a first circumference to a second circumference through axial compression of segments of the device, particularly once the device has been properly situated within a vertebral space. The interbody/intravertebral body device is characterized by a plurality... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100305704 - Intervertebral implant with fixation geometry: An intervertebral spacer implant (80) is provided with a retention mechanism (86) to help alleviate expulsion and movement of the implant when placed in the spine while providing an implant that is easier to insert in the spine. In one embodiment the retention mechanism comprises a keel on at least... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20100305707 - Spacer for insertion between two vertebrae: A spacer for insertion between two vertebrae includes a variable axial length and comprises a first member having a hollow interior and a tubular wall and a second member having a hollow interior and a tubular wall the second member being slidable within the first member in an axial direction... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100305706 - Spinal implant: A spinal implant may be used to stabilize a portion of a spine. The implant may promote bone growth between adjacent vertebrae that fuses the vertebrae together. An implant may include an opening through a height of a body of the implant. The body of the implant may include curved... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group / Zimmer

20100305708 - Patient selectable knee joint arthroplasty devices: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces in a knee joint. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable for each patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. Kits are also provided to enable customized repairs to be performed.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100305709 - Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link: A prosthetic knee joint assembly includes a femoral component and a bearing that supports articulation of the femoral component. The assembly further includes a tibial tray. Furthermore, the assembly includes a ligament link operably coupled to the tibial tray or the femoral component via a coupling component. The ligament link... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100305710 - Knee prosthesis: A knee joint prosthesis assembly can include a femoral component that has a medial and a lateral condyle portion connected by a patellar track portion. The femoral component can form an opening between the medial and lateral condyles. A tibial component can have a medial portion that includes a first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100305711 - Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100305713 - Set for producing an offset resurfacing condyle cap implant for an artificial hip joint: t

20100305712 - Compressed porous materials suitable for implant: A high strength porous polymeric material manufactured by a compression process is disclosed. The material results in a network of interconnected collapsed pores, which forces thin overlapping walls and passages to be created. The network provides permeable access for fluid migration throughout the material. The strength and/or permeability are advantageous... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation

20100305714 - Synthetic bone substitute, method for preparing same and method for filing a cavity in a substrate: A synthetic bone substitute has a porous foam structure comprising a bio-resorbable polymer and a bio-ceramic filler material. A plasticizer is used for softening the porous foam structure such that the synthetic bone substitute may be compressed by an external force. Due to its elasticity, the synthetic bone substitute may... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100305715 - Cross-sectional modification during deployment of an elongate lung volume reduction device: Elongate implant structures can be introduced into an airway system to a target airway axial region, often to apply lateral bending and/or compression forces against the lung tissue from within the airways for an extended period of time. Structures or features of the implants may inhibit tissue reactions that might... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100305716 - Method for controlling an orthopedic joint: The invention relates to a method for controlling an orthopedic joint of a lower extremity in at least one degree of freedom by means of an adjustable actuator for adjusting an orthopedic apparatus to walking situations that differ from walking on a plane. Said orthopedic apparatus comprises top connecting means... Agent: Holland & Hart

20100305717 - Wearable power assistive device for helping a user to move their hand: A rehabilitation system (10) for training hand movement of a user, the system comprising: a platform (24) to be attached to the hand of the user; a plurality of finger assemblies (71) operatively connected to the platform (24), each finger assembly (71) having: a motor (12), a proximal follower assembly... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

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