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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11

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01/27/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110022148 - Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use: An implant comprises a structure that may be implanted into tissue and that has a first material property at normal body temperature. The first material property is variable at elevated temperatures above normal body temperature. The implant also has a plurality of particles dispersed in the structure that are adapted... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (client No 021629-000000)

20110022149 - Methods and devices for treatment of vascular defects: Devices and methods for treatment of a patient's vasculature with some embodiments configured for delivery with a microcatheter for treatment of the cerebral vasculature of a patient. Some embodiments include thin permeable membranes configured to occlude blood flow therethrough.... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP C/o Portfolioip

20110022150 - Non-compliant multilayered balloon for a catheter: A balloon catheter having a multi-layered balloon which has a first layer and at least a second layer, and which has noncompliant limited radial expansion beyond the nominal diameter of the balloon. By selecting the polymeric materials forming the balloon layers, and arranging and radially expanding the multiple layers of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20110022151 - Stent: If smooth transportation of bile toward the duodenum is difficult due to cancerous cells growing in the bile duct or due to stricture of the bile duct, a cylindrical stent may be implanted into the stenosed site of the bile duct to enable smooth supply of bile. Conventional stents have... Agent: Ip & T Group LLP

20110022152 - Double layered balloons in medical devices: The present invention refers to medical devices. Particularly it relates to stent devices and balloon catheter devices. In the most particular aspect of the invention it relates to balloon catheter devices carrying stents (2) with the medical balloon (3) comprising an inner layer (4) having a lower compliance rate and/or... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110022154 - Endoluminal prosthetic conduit systems and method of coupling: A modular prosthetic conduit system such as a stent or stent graft system tailored for the repair of aneurysms or other compromised vessel walls. The stent or stent graft system incorporates various means to interlock the multiple modular components used in the repair procedure. The present invention further provides a... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20110022153 - Stent graft: Some embodiments are directed to a stent graft comprising a first stent graft having a first stent, a first inner graft supported by the first stent, a second inner graft supported by the first stent, and an outer graft. The second inner graft can be spaced apart from the first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110022155 - Biodegradable stent with adjustable degradation rate: A biodegradable polymeric stent made from poly(L-lactide) and a low concentration of L-lactide monomer is disclosed. The concentration of L-lactide is adjusted to provide a degradation behavior that is suitable for different treatment applications including coronary, peripheral, and nasal.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110022156 - Longitudinally flexible stent: An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portions. The stent retains longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The stent is formed of intertwined meander patterns forming triangular cells. The triangular cells are adapted to provide radial support, and also to provide longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The triangular cells provide... Agent: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

20110022157 - Stents, valved-stents, and methods and systems for delivery thereof: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to stents, valved-stents, (e.g., single-stent-valves and double stent/valved-stent systems) and associated methods and systems for their delivery via minimally-invasive surgery. The stent component comprises a first stent section (102) a second stent section (104) a third stent section (106) and a fourth stent... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20110022158 - Bioerodible medical implants: A medical implant includes a bioerodible portion adapted to degrade under physiological conditions. The bioerodible portion includes a bioerodible metal matrix and a salt or clay within the bioerodible metal matrix.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20110022159 - Porous membranes for medical implants and methods of manufacture: The present invention involves porous polymer membranes, suitable for use in medical implants, having controlled pore sizes, pore densities and mechanical properties. Methods of manufacturing such porous membranes are described in which a continuous fiber of polymer is extruded through a reciprocating extrusion head and deposited onto a substrate in... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110022160 - Medical devices having an inorganic coating layer formed by atomic layer deposition: Medical devices having a coating that comprises one or more inorganic coating layers. The inorganic coating layer may be formed by a self-limiting deposition process, such as atomic layer deposition. The inorganic coating layer may have a thickness of less than 30 nm. The inorganic coating layer may also be... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110022162 - Endoprostheses: An endoprosthesis includes an endoprosthesis wall that includes a ceramic coating and a polymer coating containing a therapeutic agent. A ceramic coating can be formed on the wall by electrochemical deposition. Cyclic voltammetry can be conducted to modify the density of the hydroxyl groups on the surface of the ceramic... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20110022161 - Iodinated polymers: The invention provides medical devices that comprise an iodinated polymer and that can be viewed using X-Ray imaging techniques. The invention also provides novel iodinated polymers that can be incorporated into or coated on medical devices.... Agent: Viksnins Harris & Padys Pllp

20110022163 - Implantable medical device comprising copolymer of l-lactide with improved fracture toughness: The present invention relates to implantable medical devices comprising a L-lactide-constitutional unit-containing copolymer having a wt % percent crystallinity of 40% or less.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110022165 - Introducer for prosthetic heart valve: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of an introducer that is adapted to facilitate insertion of a prosthetic device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, into a patient's vasculature. In one embodiment, the introducer comprises an elongated body defining a central lumen extending between distal and proximal ends of the body.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110022166 - Medical device for constricting tissue or a bodily orifice, for example a mitral valve: A medical apparatus positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may constrict a bodily orifice (e.g., a mitral valve). The medical apparatus may include tissue anchors that are implanted in the annulus of the orifice. The tissue anchors may be guided into position by an intravascularly... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20110022164 - Medical device for use in treatment of a valve: A medical device 1 for use in treatment of a valve comprises a treatment element 2 which is configured for location at a region of coaption of leaflets 3 of a valve to resist fluid flow in a retrograde direction through an opening 7 of the valve. The device also... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110022167 - Intraparietal aortic valve reinforcement device and a reinforced biological aortic valve: A reinforcement device for a biological valve includes an arrangement of supports configured to establish a double-trigone geometry in the valve and coupled to a base upon which the valve may be mounted. A plurality of commissural supports establish the geometry of a commissural trigone, and a plurality of intercommissural... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110022169 - Annuloplasty device for tricuspid valve repair: Annuloplasty device for implantation adjacent an annulus of a tricuspid valve, the annulus comprising anterior, posterior and septal aspects adjacent anterior, posterior and septal leaflets, respectively, of the tricuspid valve, the device comprising: a ring body comprising: an anterior portion, a posterior portion and a septal portion shaped to conform... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20110022168 - Post-operative adjustment tool, minimally invasive attachment apparatus, and adjustable tricuspid ring: An implantable device system for controlling the dimensions of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implantable devices are disclosed which employ various mechanisms for adjusting and maintaining the size of an orifice to which they are attached.... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20110022170 - Truncated diffractive intraocular lenses: In one aspect, the present invention provides a method of designing a diffractive ophthalmic lens (e.g., an intraocular lens (IOL)) that includes providing an optic having an anterior refractive surface and a posterior refractive surface, wherein the optic provides a far-focus power (e.g., in a range of about 18 to... Agent: Alcon

20110022171 - Graft materials for surgical breast procedures: Graft materials and devices for surgical breast procedures, as well as methods of making graft devices are described.... Agent: Finnegan/kci

20110022172 - Disposable medical device for engaging with reusable medical instrument and methods of use: A disposable medical device for engaging with a reusable medical instrument and methods of using same.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20110022173 - Implant with an interference fit fastener: An implant with an interference fit fastener for attaching the implant to a bone. The interference fit prevents backout of the fastener after the attachment. The implant may include a passage with a first end and second end. The passage may include a first interference section between the first and... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110022174 - Modeling micro-scaffold-based implants for bone tissue engineering: A new conceptual biomedical method is presented for designing scaffold-based bone implants and using these implants in treating deteriorated bones. These implants have micro-architectural bone structures that are capable of mimicking the stochastic micro-structure as in natural bone bio-mineral structures. Moreover, they can be adapted as specific tailor-made compatible bone-repair... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, PLLC

20110022175 - Insertion guide for a spinal implant: A spinal implant insertion guide is disclosed. The insertion guide includes at least one channel suitable for receiving and facilitating movement of a spinal implant into an intervertebral space between two vertebrae and a portion suitable for insertion into the intervertebral space. In embodiments for use with spinal implant having... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110022176 - Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods: An intervertebral implant has a fusion body with at least one keel that anchors the implant into cancellous bone of at least one vertebral body. A method for implantation includes lateral implantation of the implant.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110022177 - Intervertebral filling for cervical vertebrae: An intervertebral filling for cervical vertebrae end-plates includes a supporting body, and a buffer layer surrounding the supporting body. The supporting body has a Shore A hardness of 50-80 and the buffer layer has a Shore A hardness of 20-45. The supporting body has a height greater than that of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110022178 - Medical devices: A medical device having body contacting surfaces provided with a film of amorphous calcium phosphate having a thickness of 1 nm to 10000 nm and an average dissolution rate calculated as the time taken to remove 95% of the film of at least 1 nm h−1 as determined in accordance... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20110022179 - Knee replacement system and method for enabling natural knee movement: A knee replacement system, and a method for supplying and implanting a knee replacement system, for enabling natural knee movement in a leg in a patient, including: a medial femoral component having a medial femoral articulating surface with a sagittal plane profile including four medial femoral arcuate portions scaled by... Agent: Schox PLC

20110022181 - Article with foamed surface, implant and method of producing the same: The objection of this invention is to provide an article with a foamed surface having a porous structure in the surface of a plastic base, an implant and a method of producing them. The article has a body and a superficial layer formed in a surface of the body, the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110022180 - Implantable medical devices: Implantable medical devices are provided. In one embodiment, a device includes a body having an external surface defining an outer profile of the device. The body includes a porous matrix including a series of interconnected macropores defined by a plurality of interconnected struts each including a hollow interior. A filler... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110022183 - Elevated vacuum locking system: Elevated vacuum locking systems for prosthetic limbs are disclosed. Some example embodiments may include a manifold mounted to the exterior of the distal end of a socket and may include a cavity adapted to receive a distal end of a plunger pin when the patient's residual limb and a liner... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110022182 - Valve system for prosthetics: A valve system may attach to the distal area of a prosthetic hard socket without leaks, in spite of the high amount of curvature of the distal area. The valve stem/member of the valve system slides to, or rests in, a closed position that seals against a valve housing surface.... Agent: Pedersen & Company, PLLC

20110022184 - Sealing liner and lock for prosthetic limb: Locking systems for prosthetic sockets utilizing integrated vacuum and mechanical coupling are disclosed. Some example embodiments may include a flexible liner shaped to accept a portion of a patient's residual limb, the flexible liner including a liner distal end including at least one surface feature; a plunger pin extending distally... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110022185 - Cushion structure of artificial knee joint: An artificial knee joint includes a joint support having upper and lower ends jointed to outside links and an upper link respectively; a brake block having upper and lower jointing holes respectively jointing a lower end of the upper link and a connector, and having an upper portion forming a... Agent: Leong C. Lei

01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110015717 - Constructive disposition introduced in indeflator device applied to angioplasty procedures in the bi-arterial treatment and the kissing-balloon technique: Embodiments of the present invention relate to constructive disposition introduced in an indeflator device applied in coronary angioplasty interventions for bi-arterial treatment and the kissing balloon technique. New introduced disposition in the indeflator and/or insuflator device is used in coronary angioplasty interventions especially to treat multiple bifurcation and bi-arterial lesions... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110015718 - Stent graft: Some embodiments are directed to a deployment system for deploying a stent graft within a passageway, comprising a delivery catheter having an outer sheath, a proximal end, and a distal end, a stent having a first end and a second end, a graft having a first end and a second... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110015719 - Stent-graft with adjustable length: A stent-graft comprising a stent and a graft having a supported portion lining or covering at least a portion of the stent, and an unsupported portion extending proximally beyond the proximal end of the stent. The stent-graft may have a length corresponding to at least a mean standard length from... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20110015720 - Implantable access device and method for preparing thereof: The present invention concerns an implantable access device and a method for preparing the device. According to the invention the device comprises a shape memory base structure with a biological substructure suitable for cell adhesion, cell engraftment and proliferation for use in transferring and transporting fluid mixtures (blood, suspensions, drug... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110015721 - Intraluminal stent: An intraluminal stent made of a zig-zag or sinusoidal member defining a successive series of struts connected by apex sections and formed into a series of axially displaced hoop members wherein at least one of the hoop members has at least 5 one strut connected to a strut of an... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20110015716 - Tube with reverse necking properties: An improved tubular structure adapted to increase in diameter upon application of axial force is provided. Increase in diameter is achieved by constructing the tube from multiple layers of material that move relative to each other during axial elongation of the tube. The tube of the present invention can be... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20110015722 - Device and method for reshaping mitral valve annulus: Devices and methods for reshaping a mitral valve annulus are provided. One preferred device is configured for deployment in the right atrium and is shaped to apply a force along the atrial septum. The device causes the atrial septum to deform and push the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110015723 - Adjustable stenosis and method therefor: An adjustable stenosis provides a channel comprising an outer wall and an inner wall. The inner wall may comprise resiliently flexible material. A reservoir may be formed by the outer wall and inner wall. The flexibility of the inner wall allows the reservoir to expand into the channel to increase... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20110015724 - Medical device having hydrophilic coatings: The present invention relates to a medical device having a coating comprising at least one polyurethane urea, wherein the coating comprises at least one polyurethane urea terminated with a copolymer unit of polyethyloxide and polypropyloxide.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20110015725 - Coated medical device: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26)... Agent: Richard J. Godlewski Paent Attorney

20110015726 - Copolymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices: Methods and devices relating to polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices are disclosed. The bioceramic comprises calcium sulfate.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110015727 - Annuloplasty ring and holder combination: An annuloplasty ring holder includes an angled post for improved visibility and access by the surgeon. The post may be configured to be adjusted in angle and rotation. The ring holder can include a relatively open lower template, including relatively narrow extending radial arms with short, generally arcuate ring-retaining distal... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110015730 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20110015728 - Transapical delivery system for heart valves: A delivery system and method for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve annulus. The system includes a delivery catheter having a steering mechanism thereon for delivering a balloon-expandable prosthetic heart valve to the aortic annulus in an antegrade fashion through an introducer passing into the left ventricle... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110015729 - Transapical delivery system for heart valves: A delivery system and method for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve annulus. The system includes a delivery catheter having a steering mechanism thereon for delivering a balloon-expandable prosthetic heart valve to the aortic annulus in an antegrade fashion through an introducer passing into the left ventricle... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110015731 - Anatomically approximate prosthetic mitral valve: An anatomically approximate prosthetic heart valve includes dissimilar flexible leaflets, dissimilar commissures and/or a non-circular flow orifice. The heart valve may be implanted in the mitral position and have one larger leaflet oriented along the anterior aspect so as to mimic the natural anterior leaflet. Two other smaller leaflets extend... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110015732 - Auxiliary artificial heart pump drive device and auxiliary artifical heart system: An auxiliary artificial heart pump drive device for driving an auxiliary artificial heart pump includes first and second pump control parts which are arranged in duplexed configuration. Each pump control part controls the auxiliary artificial heart pump by outputting a drive signal to the auxiliary artificial heart pump. Each pump... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110015733 - Folding designs for intraocular lenses: Folding patterns for intraocular lenses are provided.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110015734 - Methods for providing therapy to an anatomical structure: Methods for providing therapy to an anatomical structure. In specific embodiments, the anatomical structure is a paranasal sinus outflow tract. In particular embodiments, the paranasal outflow tract may be dilated.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20110015737 - Adhesion-preventing film: An adhesion-preventive film is provided that is excellent in flexibility and can prevent cracks from occurring. The adhesion-preventive film contains a copolymer of lactide and caprolactone. The lactide and the caprolactone of the copolymer has a mole ratio in the range of 65:35 to 80:20. Even when this adhesion-preventive film... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20110015735 - Implant for soft tissue reconstruction: Implant for reconstructing tissue of the musculo-skeletal apparatus selected by the group consisting of tendon, fascia, periosteum, ligament, muscle, includes a porous matrix or scaffold of a polymeric material having a tensile stiffness lower by 50% or more than the tensile stiffness of the native tissue it is intended to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110015736 - Temporary implantable medical device: A temporarily implantable medical device is disclosed. Said device is implantable in a predetermined body portion to be treated; wherein said device comprises (a) a reversibly implantable elongated continuous strip of a predetermined shape having a biocompatible surface; said strip having a distal end within the body of a patient... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110015738 - Inflatable medical implant system: Embodiments of an inflatable medical implant system configured for implantation in a patient to treat a condition of the patient comprise a first fluid path, an inflatable implant, an electric pump, a controller, and an implantable power supply that provides electrical power to the pump. The inflatable implant is in... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20110015739 - Systems and methods for forming patterned extracellular matrix materials: An extracellular matrix (ECM)-based scaffold suitable for artificial skin as well as other structures can be formed using a bioreactor fabricated with a pattern that introduces desired structural features, on the microscale and/or nanoscale, to ECM-precursors gelled in the bioreactor. The bioreactor can produce a finely patterned scaffold—over clinically relevant... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20110015740 - Pyrocarbon orthopedic implant: An orthopedic prosthetic device having at least one pyrocarbon insert is provided. The prosthetic device can include a prosthetic component having an articulating surface and a bone engagement surface. The articulating surface can be formed of a material that is distinct from pyrocarbon and is arranged to receive the at... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110015741 - Spinal implant configured to apply radiation treatment and method: Embodiments of the invention include a vertebral implant configured to replace at least a portion of a central vertebra and to direct therapeutic radiation toward at least a treatable portion of tissue. The treatable portion of tissue may include one or more adjacent treatable vertebra.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110015742 - Spine fusion cage: A spine fusion cage comprises a housing, a movable member, a sliding member and a screw. The upper surface of the housing has an opening through which the movable member can move in a vertical direction. The sliding member is provided within the housing and can move in a longitudinal... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110015745 - Combined spinal interbody and plate assemblies: A spinal implant assembly combines a spinal interbody spacer with a spine plate. The combined spinal interbody spacer and spine plate assembly provides stabilization and torsional resistance to promote fusion of adjacent vertebrae of the spine. The interbody spacer is configured for placement within an intervertebral space between the adjacent... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates

20110015747 - Expandable interbody spacer device: An expandable interbody spacer (10) is provided that includes a pair of oppositely facing endplate components (20, 40) and an interior component that includes one or more vertically extending stacks of arranged C-clip members (70) radially surrounding one or more bosses (30) protruding interiorly from one of the endplates, wherein... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

20110015746 - Implants with helical supports and methods of use for spacing vertebral members: The present application is directed to implants with inner and outer members positioned in a telescoping arrangement. The members may include helical supports to selectively adjust the height of the implant. The helical supports offer a large contact surface to prevent inadvertent reduction of the length due to application of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110015743 - Multi-density polymeric interbody spacer: A multi-density polymeric interbody spacer formed from biocompatible material for osteoconductivity includes multiple density regions of different porosity to provide both strength and osteoconductivity. An interface region is formed between the density regions to provide both direct adhesion and mechanical interlocking between the different density regions to increase the strength... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20110015744 - Prosthetic spinal disc system: A prosthetic spinal disc system is provided. The prosthetic disc system has a nucleus component having an upper surface configured to engage a superior vertebra and a lower surface configured to engage an inferior vertebra, an anchor configured to affix to an anterior surface of at least one of the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110015748 - System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis: One embodiment of the present application includes a spinal disk prosthesis with one end portion to form a load transmitting relationship with one vertebra of a patient's spine and another end portion to form a load transmitting relationship with another vertebra of the patient's spine. A tube connects the end... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110015749 - Modular apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint: The present invention provides a modular device for restoring individual joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The modular implants include distinct components that include tethering means. The modular implants provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

20110015750 - knee system and method of making same: A femoral prosthesis may be formed as a femoral component incorporating a base material and an articulating material. In one exemplary embodiment, the base material is a metal and the articulating material is a polymer. Specifically, the base material provides strength and rigidity to the femoral component, while the articulating... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20110015751 - Augment for use in a knee prelacement system and method of performing a knee replacement operation: An augment for use in a knee replacement system is described, the knee replacement system having a range of femoral components of different sizes, each different size of femoral component having a bone receiving region which is of predetermined dimensions. The augment has a proximal face and a distal face;... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20110015753 - Multiple bearing acetabular prosthesis: An acetabular prosthesis assembly can include an acetabular cup and a first liner. The acetabular cup can have an outer surface, an inner surface and an upper rim extending between the outer surface and the inner surface. The acetabular cup can have a cup connection portion including a groove formed... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110015752 - System and method for acetabular cup: An acetabular implant assembly for replacing a portion of the anatomy is provided. The acetabular implant assembly can include a fiber-reinforced polymeric cup having an exterior surface that engages the anatomy and an interior surface. The acetabular implant assembly can also include a metal or ceramic bearing liner, which can... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110015754 - Articular implant comprising at least two cavities: The present invention relates to a device for the replacement of a permanent articular prosthesis at an implant site, comprising a stem (1) suited to being fixed to a support bone, connected to a head (2) suited to being arranged in an articular area, comprising at least two different cavities... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110015755 - Hip joint prosthesis: A femoral implant for fitting to a resected femur comprises a section having a frustoconical external form, a stem part extending away from the section to a distal end of the implant, and a femoral head extending directly away from the section to the proximal end of the implant. The... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110015756 - Surface alloyed medical implant: A medical implant is disclosed. The medical implant includes: a first biocompatible metal forming a substrate (210, 310, 410), a second biocompatible metal diffused into the first biocompatible metal to form an biocompatible alloy surface (220, 314, 414), the alloy surface further including a diffusion hardening species, wherein the diffusion... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110015757 - Plasticized bone and soft tissue grafts and methods of making and using same: The present invention provides a plasticized dehydrated or freeze-dried bone and/or soft tissue product that does not require special conditions of storage, for example refrigeration or freezing, exhibits materials properties that approximate those properties present in normal hydrated tissue, is not brittle, does not necessitate rehydration prior to clinical implantation... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20110015758 - Treating urinary retention: A urethral prosthesis provides relief of urinary retention and has first and second tubular elements with an interposed bridge segment. A valve can be disposed in the second tubular element to control the flow of urine therethrough.... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP

20110015759 - Adhering composition and method of applying the same: A method of in-situ adhering including providing pre-gel including phenolic compound and water miscible polymers like carbohydrates, salts of anionic polysaccharide, spreading layer of pre-gel onto a surface, adding solid support, comprising cross linking agents capable of interacting with the polymer, to pre-gel, and allowing pre-gel to cure and adhere... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20110015760 - Implantable prosthesis: A prosthetic device including biologically compatible and preferably fully resorbable materials includes a tissue infiltratable portion and a second portion. The two portion may have different rates of resorption. The ingrowth portion may include a plurality of openings to encourage tissue ingrowth and vascularization. The second portion may be stronger... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110015761 - Rotatable prosthetic adapter: The present invention is directed to a prosthetic adapter that allows for rotation of a prosthetic about central axis. In one embodiment, the invention is a prosthetic adapter comprising: a first component adapted to be coupled to a residual limb; a second component adapted to be coupled to a prosthesis;... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20110015762 - Joints for prosthetic, orthotic and/or robotic devices: An artificial foot device may include a talus body, a core operatively coupled with the talus body by a first joint, and a toe operatively coupled with the core by a second joint. The first joint may provide for constrained relative movement between the talus body and the core. The... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110009942 - Balloon catheter: Balloon catheters and stent delivery systems including bifurcated stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example bifurcated stent delivery system may include an elongate shaft including a proximal section, a midshaft section, and a distal section. The proximal section may include a tubular member having a plurality of slots formed therein.... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110009943 - Delivery system with medical device release by evertable sleeve: A medical device delivery system has a tubular member defining a passageway and an inner member slideably disposed within the passageway. An expandable intraluminal medical device is disposed on a chamber of the inner member, and an evertable sleeve is attached to the inner member proximal to the chamber and... Agent: Buchanan Nipper LLC

20110009944 - Instrumented retrievable implantable device: Instrumented retrievable implantable device, including an expandable section, for placement inside a body lumen, preferably in a blood vessel. The device includes a joined sensor for monitoring one or more physiological parameter for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Data access is assured by a passive RF transponder, in communication with an... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20110009945 - Method for deploying a stent delivery system having a blowmolded holder: A method for deploying a stent delivery system having a blowmolded holder is provided. The stent is configured to expand from a first diameter to a second diameter. The holder is blowmolded to an inner surface of the compressed state. The holder contacts the inner surface and at least portions... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110009940 - Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods: A device including a self-expandable member having a proximal end portion, a main body portion and a distal end portion. Each of the self-expandable portions consists of a plurality of cell structures formed by intersecting strut members. In one implementation, at least one proximal cell structure in the proximal end... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC

20110009941 - Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods: A device including a self-expandable member having a proximal end portion and a main body portion. Each of the self-expandable portions consists of a plurality of cell structures formed by intersecting strut members. In one implementation, at least one proximal cell structure in the proximal end portion has one or... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC

20110009947 - Endothelial scaffold graft and method therefor: An endothelial scaffold may used to form a graft with an endothelial lining or endothelium. The scaffold allows a natural vessel or other endothelial lumen to line a channel of the scaffold to provide an endothelial layer which enhances blood flow through the channel. The channel may have a narrowed... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20110009946 - Self adjusting venous equalizing graft and endothelial lining therefor: An improved vascular graft having increased patency is disclosed herein. The graft may comprise a central or other stenosis. In addition, in some embodiments, the graft may comprise an internal reservoir and a collapsible portion configured to self-adjust the stenosis based on blood flow pressure. The graft may comprise an... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20110009948 - Fiber reinforced composite stents: Polymeric composite stents reinforced with fibers for implantation into a bodily lumen are disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110009949 - Nanoparticle loaded electrospun implants or coatings for drug release: Medical devices, such as stents, including a fibrous layer including particles are disclosed. Methods of forming such medical devices using electrospinning are disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110009950 - Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods: A device including a self-expandable member having a proximal end portion and a main body portion. The self-expandable member is movable from a first delivery position to a second placement position, in the first delivery position the expandable member being in an unexpanded position and having a nominal first diameter... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC

20110009951 - Helical and segmented stent-graft: The stent-graft described herein generally includes a substrate, a helix disposed about the substrate, a covering disposed over at least a portion of the helix, and a support member coupled to the covering.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20110009952 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having a body containing metallic material, preferably iron. The following manufacturing method is provided for promotion of the anti-inflammatory effect of the implant: (i) providing the body of the implant; (ii) producing an at... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20110009955 - Compounds and method for coating surfaces in a hemocompatible manner: The invention concerns oligosaccharides and polysaccharides as well as the use of these oligosaccharides and/or polysaccharides, which contain the sugar unit N-acylglucosamine or N-acylgalactosamine for the production of hemocompatible surfaces as well as methods for the hemocompatible coating of surfaces with said oligosaccharides and/or polysaccharides, which imitate the common biosynthetic... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110009954 - Method for manufacturing of drug-releasing stent coated with titanium-oxide thin film: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a drug-releasing stent, including: coating a titanium dioxide or nitrogen-doped titanium dioxide thin film on a metal stent; and attaching a drug on the surface of the titanium oxide thin film. More specifically, the method for manufacturing a drug-releasing stent includes: coating a titanium... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110009953 - Rapamycin reservoir eluting stent: Implantable medical devices may be utilized to locally delivery one or more drugs or therapeutic agents to treat a wide variety of conditions, including the treatment of the biological organism's reaction to the introduction of the implantable medical device. These therapeutic agents may be released under controlled and directional conditions... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110009956 - Magnetic docking system and method for the long term adjustment of an implantable device: An implantable device for controlling the circumference of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implants are disclosed which employ various means for adjusting and maintaining the size of an orifice to which they are attached. Systems permit... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20110009957 - Percutaneous mitral annulplasty with cardiac rhythm management: A minimally invasive method of performing mitral annuloplasty is disclosed. An implantable device is positioned within the coronary sinus and tightened around the mitral annulus. Mitral valve regurgitation is monitored before, during, and/or after the tightening step. An on-going drug therapy may be determined, taking into account post-implantation hemodynamic function.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110009958 - Ocular implants and methods for delivering ocular implants into the eye: An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20110009959 - Retinal implant with rectified ac powered photodiode: The present invention relates to a microelectronics element, such as an optical receiver element, for a medical implant device to be implanted in the human or animal body, particularly for a retinal implant device. The microelectronics element comprises a functional unit including application specific microelectronics, such as a photodiode, for... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20110009960 - Prosthetic fabric structure: Disclosed herein is an implantable prosthesis for breast augmentation or reconstruction procedures. The prosthesis comprises a biocompatible and biodegradable fabric structure comprising one or more individual yarns comprised of sericin-extracted native fibroin fibers, wherein the yarns are intertwined to produce the fabric structure. The fabric structure extends in at least... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110009961 - Radiopaque middle ear prosthesis: A biocompatible middle ear prosthesis includes a polymer and a radiopaque marking material. The biocompatible middle ear prosthesis is implanted in the middle ear to replace all or part of the middle ear ossicles. A method for detecting the location of biocompatible middle ear prosthesis including implanting at least one... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110009962 - Method to integrate an rfid component in a prosthesis or implant substitute or in a surgical instrument in polymer or plastic: One or more embodiments of the invention comprise of a method of integrating an RFID component in an implant or prosthesis substitute or in a surgical instrument. The method comprises at least a step to machine or bore the body of the substitute or of the surgical instrument to form... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110009963 - Biocompatible scaffold for ligament or tendon repair: A biocompatible ligament repair implant or scaffold device is provided for use in repairing a variety of ligament tissue injuries. The repair procedures may be conducted with ligament repair implants that contain a biological component that assists in healing or tissue repair. The biocompatible ligament repair implants include a biocompatible... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110009964 - Partial joint resurfacing implant, instrumentation and method: A partial resurfacing implant for use in repairing an articular cartilage defect site that includes a top articulating portion having a top surface that is configured with at least one radius of curvature to approximate the surface contour of the articular cartilage surrounding the defect site. The implant also includes... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20110009965 - Biomedical implantable material and methods of producing the same: The present invention relates to improved biomedical implantable material comprising a plurality of pores, of which one or more of the pores are interconnected below the surface of the material. The improved biomedical implantable material may be used in biomedical implant devices such as orthopedic implants, spinal implants, neurocranial implants,... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20110009968 - Cervical distraction method: A device and method for a minimally invasive surgical implantation to reduce radicular symptoms by inserting an expandable cervical distraction implant in the facet joint and distracting the adjacent cervical vertebrae to increase the foraminal dimension. The implant, when positioned in the cervical facet joint, expands to via delivery of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110009966 - Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws: A spinal fusion implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral bodies has opposed upper and lower surfaces adapted to contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies from within the disc space, a leading end for insertion between the adjacent vertebral bodies, and a trailing end opposite the leading end. The trailing... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20110009967 - Intervertebral spinal implant and method of making the same: An intervertebral implant for replacing a damage intervertebral disk within the spinal column can include a generally flat body having opposing surfaces. To promote bone growth and fusion of the adjacent vertebrae together, in an aspect, the implant can be provided with osteogenic or medicinal material received into one or... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20110009969 - Inter-body implantation system and method: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger

20110009971 - Apparatus and kit for distraction of tissue surfaces: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given... Agent: Hoffman And Baron, LLP

20110009972 - Expandable osteosynthesis cage: An expandable osteosynthesis implant has branches (5) each connected at one end to a seat (7) which is pierced by an orifice (8), suitable for being slid from a posterior direction between the facing faces of two consecutive vertebrae in order to hold them a given distance apart and restore... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20110009970 - Inter-body implant: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger

20110009973 - Methods and apparatuses for attaching tissue to orthopaedic implants: Methods and apparatuses for attaching tissue structures to orthopaedic implants. In one exemplary embodiment, the methods and apparatuses are used to attach soft tissue and/or bone to a proximal tibial implant. In another exemplary embodiment, the methods and apparatuses are used to attach soft tissue and/or bone to a proximal... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20110009974 - Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and associated tools: A tibial augment for use with a knee joint prosthesis, composed of annular members of different stock sizes, each size being configured to fit within a cavity formed in a human tibia. The augment may include a stepped distal surface. A provisional (temporary) tibial augment used to ensure a proper... Agent: John F. Hoffman, Esq. Baker & Daniels LLP

20110009975 - Acetabular cup assembly for multiple bearing materials: A modular acetabular cup assembly (10, 100, 200, 300, 350) for use with multiple bearing liners (32, 110, 212, 310, 354) is disclosed. The acetabular cup assembly includes a shell (12) having a tapered inner wall (28) and two circumferential grooves (24, 26). The shell (12) may be used with... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110009976 - Elements of a femoral prosthesis with a modular neck, tooling for implanting a femoral prosthesis and method of implantation: A modular assembly for a femoral prosthesis comprises a femoral prosthetic implant forming a spindle of elongate and tapered shape and a one-piece neck. The implant consists of a diaphyseal lower part and a metaphyseal upper part having a flat face delimited by an outer edge and in which a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20110009977 - Hip stem prosthesis: A hip prosthesis is provided for insertion into a femur. In one exemplary embodiment, the hip prosthesis includes a stem having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. This stem may include anterior and posterior locking surfaces which diverge away from the longitudinal axis. A shank portion... Agent: John F. Hoffman, Esq. Baker & Daniels LLP

20110009978 - Device comprising a swelling agent and sheathing for artificial callus distraction: The present invention relates to a device for regenerating a bone, in particular by means of three-dimensional distraction, a method for three-dimensional callus distraction, and use of said device. The device comprises sheathing and a swelling agent.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110009979 - Manufacture of shape-memory alloy cellular materials and structures by transient-liquid reactive joining: This invention discloses a method, using pure niobium as a transient liquid reactive braze material, for fabrication of cellular or honeycomb structures, wire space-frames or other sparse builtup structures or discrete articles using Nitinol (near-equiatomic titanium-nickel alloy) and related shape-memory and superelastic alloys. Nitinol shape memory alloys (SMAs), acquired in... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20110009980 - Obesity treatment and device: A method and apparatus are disclosed for treating obesity includes an artificial fistula created between gastrointestinal organs such as between the stomach and the colon. The method includes selecting an implant comprising a passageway having an internal lumen with an inlet end and an outlet end. The passageway is positioned... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110009981 - Knee joint including manual lock mechanism and artificial thigh: The disclosure relates to a technology of a manual lock mechanism for manually switching over the oscillating motion of an upper member and a lower member at a knee joint between a locked condition and an unlocked condition. More particularly, the disclosure aims at a simple structure of the manual... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20110009982 - Spring orthotic device: A spring orthotic device comprising a cradle for contacting the foot of a user, a spring plate underneath the cradle, a ventral pivot beneath the spring plate, and a dorsal pivot above the spring plate and below the cradle located proximally of the ventral pivot.... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP

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20110004287 - Bifurcated stent and delivery system: Systems for delivering a bifurcated stent to a bifurcation site comprise catheters and/or bifurcated stents delivered therefrom.... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110004288 - Intravascular implantable device having integrated anchor mechanism: Devices, systems and methods are provided for an intravascular implantable device having an integrated anchor mechanism that can be deployed by compressing the anchor in an axial direction. Various embodiments address the various issues presented by the prior art and/or improve upon the prior art devices, methods and systems for... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20110004289 - Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure: The present invention provides a stent comprising a tubular flexible body having a wall with a web structure that is expandable from a contracted delivery configuration to deployed configuration. The web structure comprises a plurality of neighboring web patterns, where each web patterns is composed of adjoining webs, and the... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110004293 - Endovascular platforms for the differential targeting of molecules to vessel wall and vessel lumen: A drug delivering medical system intended for placement into a blood vessel is provided. The drug delivering medical system includes a stent device having a plurality of interconnected distinct strut elements comprising distinct strut element surfaces. At least some of the distinct strut surfaces are neither in contact with the... Agent: Matthew E. Connors, Esq. Gauthier & Connors LLP

20110004290 - Highly flexible stent and method of manufacture: Preferred embodiments of a stent with a high degree of flexibility are shown and described. The stent can include a continuous helical winding having interconnected struts joined at vertices, and having bridges connecting sections of the helical winding to each other. An annular ring can be provided at one or... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20110004291 - Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations: A prosthesis is disclosed for placement across an ostium opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support at one end, a circumferentially extending link at the other end and at least one frond extending axially therebetween. The circumferential link can... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004292 - Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations: A prosthesis is disclosed for placement across an ostium opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support at one end, a circumferentially extending link at the other end and at least one frond extending axially therebetween.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004294 - Fatigue-resistant stent: A fatigue-resistant implantable medical device. The fatigue-resistant implantable medical device includes a tubular stent. The tubular stent can have a laser-cut length and a shape-set length that is either longer or shorter than the laser-cut length. Such stents will tend to return to their laser-cut length when they are compressed... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110004295 - Implant valve for implantation in a blood vessel: An implant valve for implantation in a blood vessel is comprised of a flexible tube and a hollow, substantially cylindrical support with a casing, expandable in diameter from an initial position to an implantation position. The support extends substantially coaxially over a part of the length of the tube along... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20110004296 - Heart valve stent: A heart valve stent (10) having a section equipped to receive a heart valve implant (30) and several proximally disposed anchoring elements (20), characterized by several anchoring threads (40), which with the one end thereof is fastened to the stent (10), and also with a brace (80) fastening the anchoring... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20110004298 - Annuloplasty apparatus and methods: An annuloplasty system for repairing a valve in a patient's heart comprises a surgical implant including a member having first and second end portions. The implant member further is configured and/or adapted to form a partial ring along a portion of one of the valve annulae of a patient's heart... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20110004297 - Translumenal apparatus, system, and method: Methods, apparatus, and systems for altering the configuration of a heart valve. Methods, apparatus, and systems include the use of a cord delivered into the heart by a delivery catheter that can be manipulated by a receiving catheter so as to improve the heart valve function.... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20110004299 - Apparatus and method for replacing a diseased cardiac valve: An apparatus for replacing a diseased cardiac valve is movable from a radially collapsed configuration to a radially expanded configuration. The apparatus comprises an expandable support member and a prosthetic valve secured therein. The main body portion extends between first and second end portions and includes an outer circumferential surface,... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20110004300 - Percutaneous aortic valve: The present invention provides a valve configured for insertion on the proximal and distal sides of a heart valve annulus to replace the heart valve of a patient. The valve comprises a first substantially annular portion adapted to be positioned on a proximal side of the annulus of a patient... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20110004301 - Uv/visible light absorbers for ophthalmic lens materials: Benzotriazole UV/Visible light-absorbing monomers are disclosed. The UV/Vis absorbers are particularly suitable for use in intraocular lens materials.... Agent: Alcon

20110004302 - Ophthalmic sizing devices and methods: An apparatus for sizing an intraocular lens and/or an ocular region of the eye of a subject, such as the anterior chamber, contains a sizing device and a measurement device. In one embodiment, the sizing device comprises a first leg having a first contact portion for operably engaging the ocular... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20110004303 - Glare reducing rough surfaces: An intraocular lens for insertion into a capsular bag in order to focus incoming light toward a retina and process for manufacturing thereof along with concomitant reduced glare and improved vision provides for a center lens portion of a lens for focusing incoming light toward the retina and the surrounding... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20110004304 - Culturing retinal cells and tissues: Disclosed are various methods and bioreactor devices for culturing retinal cells and/or tissues. The bioreactor devices may, in certain embodiments, include a microchannel network, a scaffold for culturing neuroretinal cells, and a porous membrane separating the microchannel network from the scaffold.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110004305 - Elevated implant for the reconstruction of meniscus defects or partial meniscus defects: An implant for reconstructing meniscus defects or partial meniscus defects includes an elevated molding with a femoral condylar contact area, a tibial condylar contact area and an articular capsule contact area, in the manner of an artificial meniscus or artificial partial meniscus with a contour of an outer area that... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20110004306 - Device and method for treatment of incision or hernia: Devices and methods for treating an abdominal incision or hernia are described. An implant for the restoration or prophylactic treatment of an abdominal wall comprises an elongate element and at least one sheet connected to the elongate element along a longitudinal axis of the elongate element. The elongate element is... Agent: Finnegan/kci

20110004308 - Expanding intervertebral device and methods of use: Disclosed is a spinal stabilization device having a plurality of elongate arms having a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, wherein the elongate arms define an interior volume between the distal end portion and the proximal end portion; at least one limit band coupled circumferentially to one or... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110004307 - Fusion device, systems and methods thereof: The spinal fusion device (100) of the invention is implanted within an intervertebral space between adjacent upper and lower vertebrae and secured to the vertebrae with cement. The fusion device includes upper and lower endplate facing surfaces (150, 160) each having at least one opening (120) for delivering cement material... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20110004313 - Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption: A prosthesis system comprises plates that can be positioned against vertebrae and a selected resilient core that can be positioned between the plates to allow the plates to articulate. The selected resilient core can be chosen from a plurality of cores in response to patient characteristics, such as age and/or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110004312 - Device and method for distraction of the spinal disc space: An extractable device is used to insert a medicinal filling into a spinal disc. The device comprises a filling member and a flowable medicine. The filling member is made of a flexible and permeable wall and is provided with a holding portion and an injection port via which the flowable... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20110004310 - Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants: The present application is directed to interbody spinal fusion implants having a structural configuration that provides for the maintaining and creating of the normal anatomic angular relationship of two adjacent vertebrae of the spine to maintain and create spinal lordosis. The spinal fusion implants are sized to fit within the... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20110004309 - Method and arrangement at implants preferably for a human intervertebral and such implant: In an arrangement for production of implant consisting of biocompatible material and intended for a vertebral disk, preferably intervertebral disk in the human body, the condition (state) of the disk is established by aids of condition establishing means and parameters. A first information created by aid of the means and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110004311 - Shaped implants for tissue repair: Shaped constructs for repair of a defect in a body part or tissue of a subject are discussed herein. More specifically, implants suitable for delivery to a subject, such as a subject having a defect in a body part or body tissue, are discussed. Even more specifically, implants for intervertebral... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20110004314 - Intervertebral spacer: An intervertebral insert member and an instrument for positioning the insert in a space between vertebral bodies in vivo. The insert member is advanced by the instrument into a prepared site located between adjacent vertebral bodies. Upon reaching the appropriate insertion point the sleeve is retracted and a pivotal motion... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20110004315 - Methods for making oxidation resistant polymeric material: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and materials used... Agent: Massachusetts General Hospital The General Hospital Corporation

20110004316 - Method of implanting a unicondylar knee prosthesis: A method of implanting a lateral unicondylar knee prosthesis in a lateral articulating portion of a femur having a lateral condyle for engagement with a tibia, the method including the steps of: bending a patients knee such that the knee is not in full extension; making an incision through the... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110004317 - Orthopaedic implants: A method for making an orthopaedic implant, the method comprising: characterizing at least a portion of a bone corresponding to the bone to be replaced, said corresponding bone being on the contralateral side of the patient; providing a model of the orthopaedic implant based on a mirror image of the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20110004318 - Method and apparatus for hip femoral resurfacing tooling: Tools and methods for implanting hip resurfacing femoral prostheses along a path defined by the axis of a shaped femoral head surface are described. The prostheses are stemless partial ball components having an outer surface shaped to conform to an acetabular socket and may be a two part design having... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110004319 - Femoral hip prosthesis and method of implantation: Implants and methods are presented for surgically repairing a hip joint with a proximal femoral prosthesis that comprises femoral head component and a femoral stem component. The femoral stem component comprises a neck portion, a flange portion, a transitional body region and an elongated stem. The femur is prepared for... Agent: Daniel F. Justin

20110004320 - Systems and methods for treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes: The present invention provides systems and methods for treating and controlling obesity and/or type II diabetes. In one aspect of the invention, an internal bypass device includes gastric and duodenal anchors coupled to each other and positioned on either side of the pylorus and a hollow sleeve designed to extend... Agent: E2 LLC 51 Gibralter Drive

20110004321 - Interface method between an operator and a multiarticular robotic and/or prosthetic device for moving the same: The present invention refers to an interface method between an operator and a multiarticular robotic and/or prosthetic device for moving the same that is characterised in that it comprises the steps that consist of receiving (110) as an input a plurality of control signals whose number is less than a... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110004322 - Wearable action-assist device and control program: A wearable action-assist device includes a biosignal detection unit detecting a biosignal from a wearer, an action-assist wearing tool having a drive source supplying a torque acting on the wearer around each joint of the wearer as an axis of rotation, a control unit controlling the drive source to generate... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20110004323 - Method for producing an adapted liner and liner: The invention relates to a method for producing an adapted liner for placement on a stump (1), particularly an amputation stump, comprising the following steps: selecting a prefabricated liner (3) as a function of the size of the stump; applying a filling compound (2) onto regions of the stump (1)... Agent: Holland & Hart

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