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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110046710 - Implantation device with handle and method of use thereof: An instrument for deploying an implantable medical device into a body lumen is disclosed. The instrument comprises a base member having a base handle and a deployment extension, a first tubular member having a first tubular body and a first handle, and a second tubular member having a second tubular... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20110046712 - Loading apparatus and system for expandable intraluminal medical devices: Medical device loading apparatuses, systems, methods and kits are described. A loading apparatus comprises a main body having a proximal end defining a proximal opening, a distal end defining a distal opening, and a passageway extending between the proximal and distal openings. The passageway defines a proximal chamber having a... Agent: Buchanan Nipper LLC

20110046709 - Methods for implanting a stent using a guide catheter: Various methods for implanting a stent into an ostium or a proximal portion of a body vessel utilizing a guide catheter, rather than a convention balloon angioplasty balloon catheter, as the primary delivery device are disclosed. The guide catheter can be used as the primary stent delivery catheter for the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20110046711 - Strengthening textures 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 the strengthening of the structure of such a medical device, especially of a balloon on a balloon catheter device and its use... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110046713 - Atraumatic vascular graft removal sheath: The present invention comprises articles and methods for atraumatic removal of a chronically implanted medical device, such as a vascular graft. Specifically, the invention comprises a thin, lubricious and durable tubular cover that aids in protecting the indwelling implant during implantation while also acting as an atraumatic removal aid.... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20110046714 - Vessel prosthesis, particularly for the replacement of aorta segments near the heart: The invention relates to a vessel prosthesis, particularly for the replacement of aorta segments near the heart, in the form of a pleated flexible tube with folds (3), the tube being configured as an arc, and the arc shape being fixed in an extension-resistant manner, in the non-implanted state, by... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20110046715 - Auxetic fabric structures and related fabrication methods: Auxetic fabric structures, of the sort which can be useful in conjunction with composite materials, and related methods of fabrication.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator

20110046716 - Stent: An endovascular stent, including: a guide portion and a drive portion; a plurality of flexible support arms, each including two opposing ends that are coupled to said guide portion and said drive portion respectively, said arms being moveable relative to each other between an expanded position and a compressed position;... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110046717 - Device and method for treating a body lumen: A device and method for treating a body conduit/lumen having an undesired reduced diameter include delivering an expandable stent in a contracted configuration to a target location. The stent has small cells that form an open tight mesh providing the effective capture of small particles such as thrombi. Preferably, the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110046718 - Stent and method for the production of such a stent: A stent having a tubular lattice structure includes lattice elements, webs (10), and cells (11) delimited by the lattice elements. The lattice structure is transferred into a compressed state having a relatively smaller cross-sectional diameter and into an expanded state having a relatively larger cross-sectional diameter. Flexible contact elements (12)... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20110046720 - Apparatus and method for creating arteriovenous fistulas: Apparatus (20) is provided for creating a connection between a first body lumen (114) of a subject and a second body lumen (116) of the subject. The apparatus (20) includes a first engagement portion (102) configured to engage a wall of a first body lumen (114), a second engagement portion... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110046719 - Luminal endoprosthesis for the occlusion of an aneurysm and method of manufacturing such an endoprosthesis: A luminal endoprosthesis for treating aneurysms, particularly aneurysms located at an arterial bifurcation. One feature of the endoprosthesis is a tubular armature that can expand radially from a compressed state to an expanded state. A further feature of the endoprosthesis, when in the expanded state, is a lenticular head whom... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110046721 - Biodegradable metal-polymer composite constructs for implantable medical devices: Embodiments of the invention include biodegradable composites and medical devices including the same. In an embodiment the invention includes a biodegradable implantable medical device. The implantable medical device can include a biodegradable composite member including a polymeric matrix and a reinforcing metal disposed within the polymeric matrix. The biodegradable composite... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20110046723 - Coated implantable medical device: A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure; and at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20110046722 - Oxazinyl isoflavonoid compounds, medicaments and use: The invention provides oxazinyl isoflavonoid compounds and compositions containing same, methods for their preparation and their use as therapeutic agents particularly as cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and chemotherapeutic agents.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20110046724 - Expansible biocompatible coats comprising a biologically active substance: The present invention relates to an expansible hollow part, having at least one opening, which consists of an elastic biocompatible material and which comprises at least one biologically active substance and, optionally at least one matrix compound. The invention also provides a method of producing said expansible hollow part, a... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20110046726 - Apparatus for implanting an aortic valve prosthesis: An apparatus for percutaneously implanting an aortic valve prosthesis includes a pump for pumping oxygenated blood from the left atrium into the descending aorta, during a period of time in which an aortic valve prosthesis is being implanted within a diseased aortic valve. First and second catheters are associated with... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department

20110046725 - Method of imaging for heart valve implant procedure: A method as a workflow for imaging for a heart valve implant procedure includes positioning the patient and an articulated imaging apparatus relative to one another, inducing rapid ventricular pacing in the patient, and imaging a region of the patient's heart to obtain image date for a three-dimensional image. The... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110046727 - Intracorneal diffractive lens: The invention relates to a lens that can be implanted in the cornea for correcting vision defects, such as presbyopia. It consists of a zonal diffractive lens with phase inversion that comprises an alternation of optically active or “full” annular areas (2) and of optically inactive or empty annular areas... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110046728 - Intraocular pressure regulating device: Systems and methods are described for implanting a device in a mammalian eye to raise intraocular pressure. In some embodiments, the device (54) includes an arcuate body that, when implanted, obstructs aqueous humor outflow from the anterior chamber (38) of the eye.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110046729 - Reinforced prosthetic implant with flexible shell: A fluid-filled soft prosthetic implant having a shell with a reinforced shell wall. The soft prosthetic implant may be for breast reconstruction or augmentation, or to restore the normal appearance of soft tissue in the buttocks, chin, calf, etc. The implants may be reinforced using several methods: reinforcement of the... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110046730 - Implantable microphone system: An at least partially implantable hearing prosthesis. The hearing prosthesis comprises an implantable internal energy transfer assembly configured to receive power from an external device and having an implantable microphone system removably positioned therein configured to receive a sound signal and to generate electrical signals representing the received sound signal;... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq. (cochlear) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20110046731 - Method and apparatus for in-situ adjustability of a middle ear prosthesis: Embodiments of the present invention provide a middle ear prosthesis that can be adjusted in situ. Embodiments of the invention also relate to a method for adjusting a middle ear prosthesis in situ. In specific embodiments, the middle ear prosthesis can be inserted into the middle ear of a patient... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20110046732 - Structurally modified acellular tissue engineering scaffolds and methods of production: Methods are provided for producing a bioscaffold from natural tissues by oxidizing a decellularized tissue to produce a bioscaffold having pores therein. The pore size and porosity is increased to better accommodate intact cells so that live cells can better infiltrate and inhabit the bioscaffold. The bioscaffold may be freeze-dried... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20110046733 - device for implanting a system for loading a cruciate ligament in a knee joint: A device for implantation in a bone is disclosed, wherein this device is a component part of a system, for controlled loading of the reconstructure anterior crucual ligament (ACL) of a knee joint. The device may comprise an outer body, which is provided with a damping mechanism between a distal... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110046734 - Ligament and tendon prosthesis: The invention provides a tendon or ligament prosthesis having an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration. The prosthesis has a resistance to tension in the undeployed configuration that is less than its resistance to tension in the deployed configuration. In the deployed configuration, the prosthesis is capable of twisting and... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110046735 - Patient-specific implants: An endoprosthetic device includes a monolithic meniscal implant having a three-dimensional patient-specific tibial engagement surface nesting in and complementary to a proximal surface of the proximal tibia of a patient and a femoral articulating surface opposite to the tibial engagement surface for articulating with a femoral condyle of the patient.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20110046736 - Intervertebral stabilization assembly for arthrodesis, comprising an impaction cage body, and an ancillary device for implanting same: This stabilization assembly comprises a solid cage body (1) designed to be introduced by impaction into the intervertebral space (E), and a nose (36) for introducing the cage body into the intervertebral space, this nose being integrally connected or being able to be integrally connected to this cage body in... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20110046737 - Method and apparatus for augmenting bone: An expandable implant system is configured to increase the height of a target bone, for instance that has been subjected to a compression fracture. The expandable implant system includes an implant assembly that can be inserted into the target bone, and subsequently expanded so as to increase the height of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20110046738 - Sliding intervertebral implant method: A sliding intervertebral implant method includes a first member that connects to an intervertebral space between two adjacent vertebrae. The first member includes a pair of curved side walls connected to each of a front wall, an upper curved wall, and a lower curved wall, wherein a length of a... Agent: Rahman LLC

20110046739 - Methods and apparatuses for bone restoration: Methods and apparatuses for restoration of human or animal bone anatomy, which may include introduction, into a bone of an expansible implant capable of expansion in a single determined plane, positioning the expansible implant in the bone in order to correspond the single determined plane with a bone restoration plane... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20110046742 - Fibre-based surgical implant and method of manufacture: A fibre-based surgical implant stabilized against fraying, includes a thermally crimped flat-knitted fabric of a biocompatible, optionally biodegradable, polymer material having a glass transition temperature or other thermally induced secondary conformational mobility threshold in the temperature range of from 20° C. to +170° C. Also disclosed is a corresponding fabric... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110046744 - Intervertebral spacer device having recessed notch pairs for manipulation using a surgical tool: Instrumentation for implanting an artificial intervertebral disc includes static trials and a dynamic trial for determining the appropriate size of disc to be implanted, static trial holders for manipulating the static trials, inserter/impactors for inserting and removing the static trials and for inserting the artificial intervertebral discs, repositioners/extractors for repositioning... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110046743 - Minimally invasive interbody device: An interbody device that restores the disc space height between two vertebrae during spinal fusion surgery. The device includes a center plate surrounded by a perimeter portion that combine to have a relatively flat configuration in one dimension and relatively wide configuration in a perpendicular dimension. After the disc space... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20110046740 - Spinal implants, surgical instrument sets and methods of using the same: The present invention provides a spinal implant for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae of a patient, comprising (i) two or more cages; and (ii) a support which is returnable from a constrained linear shape to an expanded shape and affixed to each of the two or more cages, said implant having a... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110046741 - Total disc implant: A total disc implant (TDI) is provided for total replacement of a spinal disc or discs in a human patient or other mammal, wherein the TDI is designed to maintain a substantially full range of natural motion (ROM) following implantation. The TDI generally comprises, in one preferred form, upper and... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20110046745 - Instrument and associated method of trialing for modular hip stems: A trial (100) for use in performing joint arthroplasty is provided. The trial (100) fits to a cavity (103) in the canal (105) of a long bone (107) and assists in the performing of a trial reduction in performing joint arthroplasty. The trial (100) includes a stem portion (102) and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110046746 - Devices and methods for bone alignment, stabilization and distraction: An embodiment of a bone stabilization and distraction system of the present disclosure includes a light-sensitive liquid; a light source for providing light energy; a light-conducting fiber for delivering the light energy from the light source to cure the light-sensitive liquid; a delivery catheter having a proximal end in communication... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20110046747 - Antibacterial surface and method of fabrication: This invention involves a plasma treated and controllable release antimicrobial peptide coated titanium alloy for surgical implantation, where the alloy with antimicrobial properties is fabricated using surface techniques without adversely compromising its biocompatibility and original mechanical properties. The surface techniques form antimicrobial layers on the alloy capable of resisting microbial... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20110046748 - Pump system for prosthesis: A vacuum pump system for a prosthesis includes an enhanced suspension mechanism and incorporates a vacuum pump system, an adaptor assembly, circuitry, and a power source. A virtually air-tight seal between a residual limb and a socket of the prosthesis allows a vacuum fit to be generated by the pump... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

02/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110040365 - Catheter: A system comprising a catheter having an expandable element, which when expanded, has an annular shape surrounding a passageway. The expandable element in the expanded state is rollable along at least a portion of the shaft of the catheter without slipping. The system may be used for delivering an object... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20110040366 - Stent which is reduceable again in its diameter from an expanded state in a controlled manner: The present invention proposes a catheter (1) for detachably receiving an expandable and/or decollapsible or unfoldable, respectively, implant, in particular a stent (13), wherein the catheter (1) comprises at least one means (2a, 2b, 2c, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4′, 4″, 4′″, 5) for controlling the expansion and/or the unfolding or... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20110040369 - Implantable medical device: A stent graft (10) includes a tubular graft element (12) to which there are attached a plurality of stent rings (14). The stent rings (14) are formed of a plurality of stent struts (16) arranged in a zig-zag arrangement with alternating peaks (18) and valleys (20). The end-most stent (22)... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20110040367 - Low profile prosthesis: A prosthesis comprises a tubular graft and a bare spring connected in non-overlapping relation thereto through a plurality of straps adhered to the graft and extending around portions of the bare spring.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20110040368 - Medical device and method of manufacturing same: A stent (10) has wrapped therearound a barb element (12) formed of a length of wire provided with first and second ends (14, 16) forming barb prongs. In intermediate zone (22), the barb element (12) is wrapped or coiled. The two pronged ends (14, 16) extend out of the graft... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20110040370 - Endoprostheses for peripheral arteries and other body vessels: An endoprostheses for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen includes a plurality of elongate strut members spaced apart and extending along a longitudinal axis, each elongate strut member having a plurality of alternating peaks and valley. At least one flexible... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20110040371 - Coiled assembly for supporting the wall of a lumen: The invention is in the field of mechanical devices. It relates to a device and methods for supporting the wall of a lumen. In particular, the invention relates to a device and method for supporting the wall of a human or animal body lumen, the device comprising a coiled body... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20110040372 - Coated endoluminal implant: A stent structure (30) particularly for use in treating cerebral aneurysms is provided with a fibrous coating (34) which reduces the permeability of the underlying stent (32) to an extent that the flow through the stent structure is sufficiently suppressed to allow for resorbtion of an aneurysm while still providing... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110040373 - Ptfe layers and methods of manufacturing: Thin PTFE layers are described having little or no node and fibril microstructure and methods of manufacturing PTFE layers are disclosed that allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron LLP

20110040374 - Minimally invasive heart valve replacement: A replacement valve for implantation centrally within the orifice of a malfunctioning native heart valve. The valve is designed for minimally invasive entry through an intercostal opening in the chest of a patient and an opening in the apex of the human heart. The replacement valve includes either a separate... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20110040375 - Implantable prosthetic valve for treating aortic stenosis: A prosthetic valve for implantation in a stenosed aortic valve. The prosthetic valve includes a compressible and expandable frame formed with intersecting metallic bars and a valvular structure made with pericardial tissue. The frame is compressible for delivery into a patient's vasculature through an 18 F (5.7 mm) arterial introducer... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110040376 - Masked intraocular implants and lenses: Intraocular implants and methods of making intraocular implants are provided. The intraocular implants can improve the vision of a patient, such as by increasing the depth of focus of an eye of a patient. In particular, the intraocular implants can include a mask having an annular portion with a relatively... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110040377 - Compound micro lens implant: A compound micro lens having a multiplicity of micro-lenses on a common substrate, with the micro-lenses having a multiplicity of focal lengths. Having a multiplicity of focal lengths allows the compound micro lens to be used in cataract surgery to replace human eye lens and still allow the patient to... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20110040378 - Intraocular lens system: A multi-component intraocular lens implanted in an optical system of a human eye, includes one or more removable components. One component acts as a base lens and another component acts as the front lens. A front lens formed from two integral optical portions may be milled with tabs to establish... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20110040379 - Intraocular lens and methods for providing accommodative vision: An accommodating intraocular lens for providing a range of accommodative vision contains an optic and a haptic. The optic is disposed about an optical axis and includes an anterior surface and a posterior surface defining a clear aperture of the optic. The haptic is at least partially disposed inside the... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20110040380 - Method for creating a double bundle ligament orientation in a single bone tunnel during knee ligament reconstruction: A method and construct for joint repair in which attachment of a double bundle graft ligament approximates anatomic orientation using interference fixation in a single bone tunnel. The double bundle graft features separable strands. A threaded screw is inserted between the separable strands and provides interference fixation of the graft... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110040382 - Posterior spinal implant system: Disclosed is a spinal implant comprising an implant spacer body and a plate. The spinal implant may be installed into an inter-vertebral space between adjacent vertebrae and may be installed from a patient's posterior. The implant spacer body tapers from the anterior toward the posterior and may be tapered at... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20110040381 - Process for producing (ultra) high molecular weight polyethylene: The invention relates to a process for the production of an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene ((U)HMWPE) article comprising: —copolymerizing ethylene with a linear, branched or cyclic polyene having 3 to 100 carbon atoms, resulting in a copolymer of ethylene and polyene ((U)HMWPE-P), using such a content of polyene that the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110040383 - Spinal column implant: 1. The invention relates to a spinal column implant in veterinary- or human medicine for stabilizing of spinal column segments. 2.1 Known implants of this kind which are installed between the spinous processes for stabilizing of spinal column segments, require a medial access and the re-section of the ligamentum supraspinale,... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC

20110040384 - Implantable prosthetic cage: In one embodiment, the improved implantable prosthetic cage includes a hollow body, insertable into a human or any other animal, which includes an open receptacle adapted to hold a bone-growth promoting substance and at least one cover coupled to the body with a coupling mechanism to selectively seal the opening... Agent: Schox PLC

20110040386 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs having substantially rigid end plates, fibers between those end plates, and core members with comparatively thin edges: Prosthetic intervertebral discs and methods for using the same are described. The subject prosthetic discs include upper and lower endplates separated by a compressible core member. The prosthetic discs described herein include one-piece, two-piece, three-piece, and four-piece structures. The subject prosthetic discs exhibit stiffness in the vertical direction, torsional stiffness,... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20110040385 - Space keeper for vertebrae or intervertebral disks: A space keeper for vertebrae or intervertebral disks is provided, which has a tubular section and teeth on the respective ends of the space keeper. On at least one end of the tubular section an element is provided, which has a top plate which is tiltable about an angle to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110040387 - Systems and methods for mobile bearing prosthetic knee: A knee prosthesis including a femoral implant, a tibial implant, a tibial insert and a cam post. The femoral implant is secured to a femur and has a cam feature and condyles. The tibial implant is secured to a tibia. The tibial insert comprises a medial cavity with a rotational... Agent: Imds, Inc.

20110040388 - Biocompatible implant: A biocompatible implant for bone repair comprising a flexible membrane fitted around a bone defect and a platelet-rich plasma gel composition contained within the void space created by the membrane, its application and kit of parts thereof are described.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110040389 - Hydroxyapatite, biocompatible glass and silicon-based bone substitute, production process and applications thereof: The disclosed invention is based on hydroxyapatite, biocompatible glass and silicon, aiming to develop an improved bone substitute, which presents higher mechanical resistance, bioactivity and osteoregeneration, and susceptible of being used in several medical and surgical fields, with application in the treatment of bone disease caused by trauma or genetic... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

02/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110034989 - Rapid-exchange balloon catheter shaft and method: A balloon catheter or stent delivery system for medical treatment of a patient has a proximal hub, a balloon, and an improved shaft design. The catheter shaft has a rapid-exchange configuration, and a tubular outer body that includes a hypotube extending from the catheter proximal end to a position at... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110034987 - Roll sleeve mechanism for proximal release stent: A medical device for releasing expandable prostheses in a proximal to distal direction includes an elongate catheter, a flexible sleeve, and an expandable prosthesis. In one embodiment, the distal end of the flexible sleeve is disposed about the distal end of the elongate catheter. In order to deploy the expandable... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110034988 - Stent island removal: A tool, system, and method for removing islands from a stent is disclosed. The tool includes a tube with at least one exit hole in communication with the interior of the tube, and the tube being connected to a pressurized fluid source. A stent island is located over the exit... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110034986 - Systems and methods for treating a carotid artery: Systems and methods are adapted for treating the carotid artery. The systems include interventional catheters and blood vessel access devices that are adapted for transcervical insertion into the carotid artery. Embodiments of the systems and methods can be used in combination with embolic protection systems including blood flow reversal mechanisms,... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110034990 - Biocorrodible implant with active coating: One embodiment of the invention concerns an implant with a basic body of biocorrodible, metallic implant material with an active coating and/or cavity filling.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110034991 - Endoprosthesis and method for producing same: An endoprosthesis, in particular, an intraluminal endoprosthesis, e.g., a stent, having a basic mesh and a functional element attached to a carrier structure, the functional element having a different material composition than the material of the basic mesh in at least a portion of its volume. The carrier structure is... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20110034992 - Stent and method of coating same: Coating a stent may include continuously rotating the stent in one direction while spraying a first coating layer followed by continuously rotating the stent in another direction while spraying a second coating layer, wherein the first layer is preferentially distributed over a side surface of the stent struts and the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110034993 - Coated medical implants: Coated medical devices are disclosed. In certain embodiments of the invention, the coating materials include therapeutic agents, polymers, sugars, waxes, or fats. In certain embodiments of the invention, a medical device is coated on at least a portion of its surface with a first coating comprising a therapeutic agent and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110034994 - Stents with drug-containing amphiphilic polymer coating: It is provided that a vascular stent having an amphiphilic polymer coating is loaded with a restenosis inhibiting agent which is sparingly soluble in water, whereby delayed release of the agent takes place after implantation of the stent.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110034995 - Stents with drug-containing amphiphilic polymer coating: It is provided that a vascular stent having an amphiphilic polymer coating is loaded with a restenosis inhibiting agent which is sparingly soluble in water, whereby delayed release of the agent takes place after implantation of the stent.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110034996 - Medical implant containing an antioxidative substance: One embodiment of the invention concerns a medical implant with the basic body having an antioxidative substance.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110034997 - Prosthetic implant: Prosthetic implant of the type comprising: a tubular support (12) of axis X, which can be deformed between a compressed state with a small diameter and a dilated state with a larger diameter, the tubular support comprising a lattice comprising rhombus-shaped meshes (26), each mesh having a first diagonal (28)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110034998 - Annuloplasty tubes: A mitral valve annuloplasty tube and method for implanting the same to treat mitral valve regurgitation by establishing new mitral valve annulus. The method comprising of cutting and detaching the leaflets of a mitral valve and displacing them to a different location, preferably to an upstream location of the blood... Agent: Nasser Ashgriz

20110034999 - Degenerative valvular disease specific annuloplasty rings: Annuloplasty rings optimally sized to take into account more of the common degenerative valve pathologies. Each ring has a structural ring body with a shape that complies with predicted shapes of degenerative valvular diseases, such as fibroelastic deficiency (FED), Marfan's or Barlow's. The predicted shapes are obtained through careful echocardiographic... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110035000 - Tissue shaping device: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. Such tissue shaping device can include an expandable proximal anchor; a proximal anchor lock adapted to lock the proximal anchor in an... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20110035002 - Accommodating intraocular lens assemblies and accommodation measurement implant: The present invention pertains to accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) assemblies including a haptics system for self-anchoring implantation in a human eye's annular ciliary sulcus for retaining an AIOL at a desired position along the human eye's visual axis, and an accommodation measurement implant (AMI) for determining accommodation and accommodation forces... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20110035001 - Accommodating intraocular lenses: An intraocular lens having a light-transmitting optic (32, 94a, 94b, 142, 216) comprised of a synthetic light-refractive material (40, 102) operably coupled with a flexible optic positioning member (34, 62, 74, 84, 100, 210) to refract light onto the retina in order to correct refractive errors in the eye (10).... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20110035003 - Fail-safe silicone breast implant delivery device: A tapered sleeve is provided for implant delivery. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicone breast implant) is introduced into a large proximal end of the sleeve and extruded into a surgical pocket of minimal access incision size through a small-sized distal end of the device. Sized appropriately to the implant,... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20110035004 - Interfaced medical implant: A medical implant assembly and method having a medical implant, e.g. a breast prostheses, affixed to a biological interface. The biological interface is comprised of a dermal material with capsular contracture inhibiting properties so that once the medical assembly is inserted into the host, the biological interface, which is intimately... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20110035008 - Bone anchored surgical mesh: A bone-anchored surgical mesh has slot-like anchoring members that allow for the variable placement of screws and other bone fasteners. This permits the surgeon discretion in the placement of bone fasteners used to attach the mesh to the patient's bone. The elongate openings of the anchoring members allow for a... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP (lanx, Inc.) Intellectual Property Department

20110035005 - Methods for push distraction and for provision of therapy to adjacent motion segments: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for the provision of spinal therapy to two or more adjacent motion segments accessed through a trans-sacral approach. The spinal therapies include fusion and dynamic stabilization with and without a distraction of the most cephalad motion segment of the two or more adjacent motion segments... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20110035007 - Stand-alone interbody fixation system: A stand-alone interbody fixation system having a cage, anterior fixation blade and posterior fixation blade. The cage includes an annular side wall with an open interior and upper and lower surfaces, the cage being configured to fit between end plates of adjacent vertebrae. The anterior fixation blade includes an anterior... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20110035006 - Toroid-shaped spinal disc: An intervertebral implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The intervertebral implant can include a first component. The first component can have a first articulating surface, which can be generally convex. The intervertebral implant can include a second component, which can be generally in the shape of a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110035009 - Vertebral prosthesis and spinal fixation system: A vertebral prosthesis and spinal fixation system includes a vertebral prosthesis having a height adjustable shaft and an anchoring mechanism coupled to the shaft. The system further includes a spinal fixation device and a number of bone screws. The bone screws attach the fixation device to the vertebral prosthesis via... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110035011 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An expandable intervertebral implant (20) is provided for insertion into an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebrae. The expandable intervertebral implant includes a pair of outer sleeve portions (30A, 30B) and an inner core (50) disposed between the outer sleeve portions. Movement of the inner core relative to the outer... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20110035010 - Toroid-shaped spinal disc: An intervertebral implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The intervertebral implant can include a first component including a first articulating surface, which can be generally convex with a first radius of curvature. The first articulating surface can also define a stop element. The intervertebral implant can comprise... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110035012 - Artificial wear resistant plug for mounting to existing joint bone: An artificial and wear-resistant plug mounted to an existing bone associated with a joint structure and which includes a three dimensional and composite platicized material. An end surface of an existing bone is reconditioned in preparation for engagement of the plug thereto and in order to define a reconditioned artificial... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110035013 - Modular center pegged glenoid: A glenoid component used for shoulder arthroplasty is adapted to be implanted into a scapula and engaged by a head of a humeral component. The glenoid component includes a body having a first articulating surface and a second medial surface opposite to the first articulating surface. The first articulating surface... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20110035014 - Humeral component: The invention relates to a humeral component of a shoulder joint prosthesis, comprising a bearing body (38), a shaft (32) and a transition area (34) which is arranged between the bearing body (38) and the shaft (32). One surface of the transition area (34) comprises, on a large area, a... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20110035015 - Shoulder prothesis: The present teachings are directed to a modular shoulder prosthesis having an adjustable radial offset and/or angular inclination provided by relative rotation of an adapter interdisposed between the stem and the head. In one example, a shoulder prosthesis comprises a stem having a first longitudinal axis. The shoulder prosthesis can... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110035016 - Alignable prostheses device, system and method: A prosthesis is provided for replacing a portion of a bone making up a joint. The prosthesis is adapted, intraoperatively, to optimize the anatomical alignment of the prosthesis in the joint. In particular, a jig is used to identify the axis of rotation of the joint intraoperatively and to align... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110035017 - Prosthesis with cut-off pegs and surgical method: A joint prosthesis system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. An extension extends out from a junction at the bone-engaging... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110035018 - Prosthesis with composite component: A joint prosthesis with three components is disclosed. The prosthesis includes a first component, a composite component and a bearing component. The bearing can be mounted on and fixed to the composite component and has an articulation surface to articulate with an articulation surface of the first component. The composite... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110035019 - Total ankle replacement system: A total ankle replacement system is presented. The total ankle joint replacement procedure can be used to treat persons with disability, deformity, or that are suffering from osteoarthritis and other arthritic conditions. The total ankle joint assembly generally comprises a tibial component, a talar component, and a bearing component, where... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20110035020 - Prosthetic implant and method for forming a prosthetic implant: One embodiment of the present invention is a unique prosthetic implant and method for making a prosthetic implant. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for prosthetic implants. Further embodiments, forms, features, aspects, benefits, and advantages of the present application shall become apparent from the description and... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20110035021 - System and method for performing a modular revision hip prosthesis: A revision hip implant comprises a stem, sleeve, and neck. A proximal IM portion and a distal IM portion of the stem are generally aligned along a long axis of the stem. A body portion of the stem is proximally oriented and has a surface extending generally radially out from... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110035022 - Composite joint implant incorporating inner extending stem with outwardly displaceable branches for securing to a sectioned bone end: An artificial joint implant in use with a bone and including a three dimensional shaped body have an exterior configured and joint defining face. An annular shaped recess is formed within a seating location of the implant for securing the body over a sectioned end of the bone. A stem... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110035023 - Prosthesis for promoting the in vivo reconstruction of a hollow organ or a portion of a hollow organ:

20110035025 - Osteochondral implant procedure: A surgical procedure for preparing a damaged area of a human knee to receive at least one graft, according to which a moldable material is positioned over the damaged area and removed after it hardens. The mold is used as a template to determine the number and/or a dimension of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110035024 - Self-supporting collagen tunnel for guided tissue regeneration and method of using same: A biocompatible, self-supporting, curved, collagen membrane adapted to be secured by bone tacks or bone screws over exposed bone at a desired bone graft site in the alveolar ridge of a patient such that the membrane defines a space having a predetermined height and width over the exposed bone, in... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110035026 - Anti-adhesion device: The construct described herein allows opposing tissues to form adhesions with either side of the construct, as part of the natural healing process. The construct however is multi-layered, wherein the space between the layers provides the protection from unwanted adhesions forming between and bonding separate tissues. In one embodiment, this... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation

20110035027 - Vacuum-assisted liner system: A vacuum-assisted liner system for the socket of a limb prosthesis secures the prosthesis to a residual body portion. A vacuum is created directly between the residual body portion and the socket (8) to hold them together and minimise relative movement between them. The system includes a flexible liner (4)... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

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20110029061 - Carina modification catheter: The present invention relates to a carina modification catheter capable of removing a protrusion (carina) of a stent installed in a branched blood vessel, and more particularly, to a catheter which can remove a protrusion of a stent in a branched blood vessel by being easily inserted into a main... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20110029060 - Lamellar shaped layers 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 structures with at least two different lamellar sections used in such a medical device, especially in a balloon on a balloon catheter... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110029062 - Stent used in blood vessel: The present invention discloses a stent for a blood vessel. The stent for a blood vessel comprises (i) an artificial blood vessel A made of fabric; (ii) an upper cylindrical stent B made of wires having a body B1 which is fixed by suture to the inner surface of said... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110029063 - Auxetic stents: Stents of the type used to treat and prevent localized flow constriction in body vessels are based upon negative Poisson's ratio (NPR) structures. An auxetic stent constructed in accordance with this invention comprises a tubular structure having two ends defining a length with a central longitudinal axis and an axial... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110029059 - Prosthesis coupling device and method: A coupling device (28) is formed of a double tubing (50) of a substantially non-porous membrane material, typically a conventional graft material, that is of inner and outer layers of membrane material (52, 54). The inner and outer layers (52, 54) are coupled by bridging rings (56, 58) which allow... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110029064 - Flexible stent: A flexible stent structure includes a plurality of axially spaced strut portions defining generally tubular axial segments of the stent and constructed to be radially expandable. A helical portion is interposed axially between two strut portions and has a plurality of helical elements connected between circumferentially spaced locations on the... Agent: Diane Dunn Mckay, Esq. Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay & Bruneau, P.A.

20110029065 - Reconstrainment band with reduced removal interference: The reconstrainment band includes a hollow generally tubular shaped band having proximal and distal ends and having an exterior surface for engaging a stent and an interior surface for engaging a delivery tube. The exterior surface has at least one fin projecting therefrom along the longitudinal axis of the band.... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20110029066 - Stent valve and method of using same: A stent valve insertable in a body vessel containing a body fluid. The stent valve includes: a valve for at least partially controlling the flow of the body fluid in the body vessel; and a scaffold, the scaffold including: an anchoring section for anchoring the scaffold to said body vessel... Agent: Louis Tessier

20110029067 - Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall: A vascular device comprising a plurality of vessel engaging members and a valve. The device is movable from a collapsed insertion position having a first diameter to a second expanded position having a second diameter larger than the first diameter. The plurality of vessel engaging members extend outwardly from the... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20110029068 - Drug delivery system and method of manufacturing thereof: Irradiation of a surface of a material with a gas cluster ion beam modifies the wettability of the surface. The wettability may be increased or decreased dependent on the characteristics of the gas cluster ion beam. Improvements in wettability of a surface by the invention exceed those obtained by conventional... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20110029070 - Adhesion promoting primer for coated surfaces: An expandable medical device includes a plurality of elongated struts, forming a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a first diameter to a second diameter. A plurality of different beneficial agents may be loaded into different openings within the struts for delivery to the tissue. For treatment of conditions... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110029069 - Bioactive material coating method and tube: A method for coating bioactive material and a structured coated with a bioactive material are disclosed. The bioactive material coating method includes: flowing a coating solution, produced as a bioactive material is dissolved in a mixed solvent, inside a structure having a lumen; and coating the bioactive material on at... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

20110029071 - Elongated body for deployment in a coronary sinus: Coronary sinus ring apparatus, including an elongated body for deployment in a coronary sinus, an aperture in a long side of the body, at least a partial lumen extending from one end of the elongated body to at least the aperture, and a guide within the elongated body positioned and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110029072 - Heart valve prosthesis and method of implantation thereof: A heart valve prosthesis can include a supported valve including a biological valve portion mounted within a support structure. The supported valve is configured to provide for substantially unidirectional flow of blood through the supported valve. The supported valve has inflow and outflow ends that are spaced axially apart from... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20110029073 - Methods and devices for refractive corrections of presbyopia: Presbyopia in a patient's eye is treated by inducing spherical aberration in the central section of the pupil, while the peripheral section of the pupil is treated in a manner other than the central section of the pupil. For example, the peripheral section of the pupil may remain untreated, or... Agent: The Mueller Law Office, P.C.

20110029074 - Fixation of ophthalmic implants: An ophthalmic device for implantation into a capsular bag of an eye includes an adhesive or adherent that adheres to an eye at certain temperatures or other physical conditions, but has little or no adherence at other temperatures. The ophthalmic device may be an accommodating intraocular lens including an adjustable... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20110029075 - Refractive intraocular implant lens and method: A refractive intraocular lens (104) and method of locating the lens within the eye and attaching the lens to the iris. The refractive intraocular lens (104) may be attached via a staple (230), a fastener (312), anchor (412) or by the tip of the haptic (118). The intraocular lens (104)... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20110029076 - Breast implant therapeutic delivery system: A surgical procedure for breast augmentation includes the steps of preparing a pocket for receiving a breast implant; applying a semisolid including at least one therapeutic agent to at least one of the pocket or the breast implant; and inserting the breast implant in the pocket. An implant kit includes... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110029077 - Medical implant: A medical implant to be accommodated in a human body is disclosed. The medical implant includes porous silicon with bubbles of different sizes, and a silicon film enclosing the porous silicon. Also, the medical implant includes porous silicon balls with bubbles and a silicon film enclosing the porous silicon balls.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110029079 - Surgical tensioning assembly and methods of use: A surgical tensioning assembly providing a means to apply a variable and selective force to tissues, such as replacement ligaments, during a ligament reconstruction surgery. The assembly provides a means to apply a selective, measurable and a generally balanced force on multiple tissues. One embodiment of the tensioning assembly includes... Agent: John Brooks Law LLC

20110029078 - Synthetic structure for soft tissue repair: Synthetic structures for soft tissue repair include a multi-layer planar fibrillar structure having layers which are intermittently secured to each other and which approximates mechanical properties comparable to those of soft tissue. In embodiments, the fibrillar structure possesses an intermittently secured edge portion secured by intermittent welds. In embodiments, the... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20110029080 - Electrochemical coupling of metallic biomaterial implants for biological effect: The invention discloses a novel method of controlling the open circuit potential (OCP) of a medical implant by coupling it with small amounts of metals having a lower OCP than the implant. Coupling of Mg to less than 1% of the surface area of a titanium implant is shown to... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20110029081 - Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair: Bone implantable devices and methodologies permit careful application of biologically active substances and management of bone growth processes. The device includes a body defining a carrier receiving area for locating adjacent bone. Carrier material is located in the carrier receiving area. Substance is delivered onto carrier material through a port.... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110029082 - Nested expandable sleeve implant: An expandable implant for treating bone preferably in a minimally invasive manner includes a preferably cylindrical core element extending along a longitudinal axis and preferably a plurality of nestable, expandable sleeves extending along a longitudinal axis for placement radially about the core element. The plurality of nestable sleeves are sequentially... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20110029083 - Flexible spinal implant: A flexible spinal implant for insertion into an intervertebral disc space for intervertebral stabilization is provided comprising a flexible implant section which enables bending of the implant body to facilitate insertion of the flexible spinal implant into the disc space via a spinal surgical procedure. The flexible spinal implant comprises... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110029085 - Flexible spinal implant: A flexible spinal implant for insertion into an intervertebral disc space for sagittal and/or coronal intervertebral stabilization is provided comprising a flexible implant which enables bending of the flexible implant to facilitate insertion of the flexible spinal implant into the disc space via a spinal surgical procedure. The flexible spinal... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110029084 - Foam prosthesis for spinal disc: Disclosed herein are spinal disc implants comprising a foam adapted to completely or partially replace a nucleus pulposus within a spinal disc cavity, the foam being a nonabsorbable, closed cell and having a Poisson ratio of less than 0.5. Also disclosed are methods of implanting a foam, either as an... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20110029087 - Intervertebral prostheses with compliant filler material for supporting adjacent vertebral bodies and method: An intervertebral prosthesis and method includes an artificial interbody disc for engaging faces of adjacent natural vertebral bodies when a natural disc is replaced. Channels in the interbody disc can provide flexible characteristics to accommodate loads on the subject's spinal column. A bio-compatible filler material having a flexural stiffness of... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20110029086 - Lumbar jack implant: A spinal implant has a first bone-engaging member, a second bone-engaging member, and a linkage coupling the first bone-engaging to the second bone-engaging member. The implant includes means for receiving a tensile force to extend the implant.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110029088 - Glenoid alignment tool: An orthopaedic alignment guide component is provided for preparing a patient's bone socket, such as the glenoid of the patient's scapula, to receive a prosthetic glenoid component. The orthopaedic alignment guide component includes a guide body for inserting a guide pin into the patient's scapula and an inferior referencing arm... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20110029089 - Shoulder prosthesis: A shoulder prosthesis of a modular type adapted to changing from a direct configuration to an inverted configuration. The prosthesis is particularly non-invasive and has a large modular capacity, permitting full recovery of the articular function following the implant thereof.... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20110029090 - Prosthesis with modular extensions: A joint prosthesis system has two implant components and a bearing. One of the implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. At least one of the first and second components includes a recess and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110029091 - Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs, and related tools: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110029092 - Prosthesis with surfaces having different textures and method of making the prosthesis: A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cemented fixation. The system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. One of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110029093 - Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110029094 - Retrieval of orthopedic joint device: Delivery and retrieval systems for delivering or retrieving a shape-changing percutaneously implantable orthopedic device joint prosthesis that can move between a generally arcuate configuration and a substantially straightened or slightly curved configuration. The orthopedic device can be delivered with a needle that is joint expanding, actuating, pivotable, or can include... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110029095 - Hip prosthesis: Hip prosthesis including a medullar part of elongated shape intended to be engaged in the medullary canal of a femur, one part forming the prosthetic femoral neck intended to project from the femur and be fitted with a prosthetic femoral head, and a support collar extending transversely to the part... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110029096 - Prosthetic liner with perspiration elimination mechanism: Disclosed is a prosthetic elastomeric liner, which can be used without lanyards or straps, in which, upon ambulation, perspiration is voided simultaneously with the reestablishment of a vacuum-aided seal without a vacuum pump. The liner's distal tip comprises a buttress anchored sweat port containing a one way valve continuous with... Agent: Ronald A. Christaldi

20110029097 - Prosthetic foot: A prosthetic foot comprises a ground engaging bottom resilient member, a resilient heel member, and a resilient toe member that collectively circumscribe an open volumetric space. The members resilient compress to absorb compressive force throughout the entire stride of an individual utilizing the foot.... Agent: Tod R Nissle

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