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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor March listing by industry category 03/11

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03/31/2011 > 20 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110077729 - Devices and methods for control of blood pressure: Apparatus and methods are described, including identifying a subject as suffering from hypertension. In response to the identifying (a) a radius of curvature of a first set of at least three regions of an arterial wall of the subject is increased at a given longitudinal location, while (b) allowing the... Agent: Vascular Dynamics Inc.

20110077731 - Multiple stent delivery system: A stent delivery system having multiple stents in a single delivery catheter, configured for delivering and deploying at least some of the stents in a patient's anatomy. A reversibly collapsible stent stop secured to the inner tubular member abuts a proximal end of a first distal stent prior to deployment... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110077730 - Bifurcated balloon stent: A bifurcated stent assembly having a main branch balloon incorporating a sheath associated with the outer wall of the balloon, the sheath having a frangible or separable portion which allows for a guide wire to be passed through the sheath and to be separated from the sheath and the balloon... Agent:

20110077732 - 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. For controlling the degradation of the implant the method includes the following steps: (a) providing a first part of the implant body; and (b) performing heat... Agent: Biotronik Vi Patent Ag

20110077733 - Leaflet contacting apparatus and method: A prosthesis can include a leaflet contacting member and an anchoring member. The leaflet contacting member can have an outer surface and an aperture that extends through at least a portion of the leaflet contacting member. The outer surface of the leaflet contacting member can be configured to contact one... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110077734 - Method and apparatus for universal improvement of vision: “Universal improvement” of vision is achieved by effectively changing the shape of the anterior refracting surface of the cornea to an ideal “turtleback” shape, on which is imposed the necessary curvature adjustment to achieve correction of distance vision. In accordance with one embodiment, the cornea is actually formed to the... Agent: Scientific Optics, Inc.

20110077735 - Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods: One example scleral prosthesis includes a first free end and a second free end, each wider than a middle portion of the scleral prosthesis. Multiple first portions form the first end of the scleral prosthesis. The first portions are separated along at least half of a length of the scleral... Agent: William A. Munck, Munck Butrus, P.C.

20110077736 - Breast implant system including bio-medical units: A breast implant system includes a shell, a viscous material for substantially filling the shell, and a plurality of bio-medical units affixed to at least one of the shell and the viscous material. A bio-medical unit of the plurality of bio-medical unit includes a wireless power harvesting module, a functional... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110077737 - Tunably crosslinked polysaccharide compositions: The present specification generally relates to multifunctional polyethylene glycol-based crosslinking agents, hydrogel compositions comprising a matrix polymer crosslinked with such crosslinking agents, and methods of treating a soft tissue condition using such hydrogel compositions.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110077738 - Device for surgical displacement of vertebrae: A device for use as an implant for surgical displacement of vertebrae, and that is comprised of two parts co-working in a sliding way: a sliding part with an internal thread and a carrier part, and also a driving element with an external thread which is located between the parts,... Agent: Lfc Sp. Z.o.o.

20110077742 - Expandable vertebral body implants and methods of use: A vertebral implant for insertion into a patient includes first and second end members and a spacer member. The end members and the spacer member form an elongated shape with a longitudinal axis. At least one of the end members may include a recess that receives the spacer member. At... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110077739 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: The invention relates to an intervertebral disc prosthesis comprising at least two plates, namely first and second plates, articulated about each other by means of a curved surface, namely articulation, of at least one of the plates, each of the plates comprising a surface known as a contact surface, intended... Agent: Ldr Medical

20110077740 - Minimally invasive interbody device assembly: A minimally invasive interbody device assembly that includes an interbody device that restores the disc space height between two vertebrae and an instrument detachably coupled to the interbody device for positioning the device in the disc space and delivering bone material to the disc space that is distributed on both... Agent:

20110077741 - Vertebral fusion implants and methods of use: A vertebral implant for use in vertebral fusion surgeries includes a body with an exterior surface and an interior surface. The interior surface defines an interior cavity into which bone growth promoting materials such as bone graft are insertable. The body also includes a plurality of apertures that extend from... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110077743 - Orthopaedic bearing and method for making the same: An orthopaedic bearing includes a metallic component having a polymer composite secured thereto. A method of making an orthopaedic bearing is also disclosed.... Agent:

20110077744 - Resurfacing implant for the wrist and method of implantation thereof: A modular resurfacing implant for a radioscaphoid joint of a wrist includes a stem and an articular component coupled to the stem. The stem includes a threaded body for implantation into a distal radius and a connection member positioned at a second end of the stem. The articular component includes... Agent:

20110077745 - Prosthesis implantation method: A trial implant kit includes a plurality of intermediate components and a plurality of inner components. Each of the plurality of intermediate components has a uniform inner surface, although at least two of the plurality of intermediate components having distinct outer surfaces. Each of the distinct outer surfaces is configured... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110077747 - Method and apparatus for replacing a femoral component of a hip joint: A prosthesis comprising an elongated stem for disposition within a cavity formed in a bone, the stem comprising a longitudinal axis and being configured for incremental controlled expansion laterally of the longitudinal axis, whereby to secure the prosthesis within the cavity by means of a press-fit with the surrounding bone.... Agent:

20110077746 - Method for cleaning or limiting adhesive.: Methods for cleaning and limiting the extent of adhesives are disclosed. For example, a method for cleaning adhesive near a surgical site in a patient's body comprises the acts of dispensing a magnetic adhesive at a desired location at the surgical site, and applying an external magnetic field that removes... Agent: Joshua Charles Harrison

20110077748 - Suspension liner system with seal: A suspension liner system adapted to provide an interface between a residual limb and a prosthetic socket, the liner sleeve including an elongate generally conical liner sleeve including proximal and distal end areas, and a sealing member arranged to removably fit onto the distal end area of the liner sleeve.... Agent:

  
03/24/2011 > 39 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110071613 - Integrated stent retrieval loop adapted for snare removal and/or optimized purse stringing: The present invention includes a braided stent and method of making the same. The braided stent has an integral retrieval and/or repositioning member. The stent includes a first open end, a second open end and a tubular body therebetween. The retrieval and/or repositioning member extends from and is interbraided into... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110071614 - Stent - graft suture locks: Modified suture knots may be utilized to effective anchor one stent-graft to another stent-graft wherein the stent-grafts are normally connected via an interference fit in an overlap configuration. The sutures that are utilized to affix the graft material to the underlying stent structure may be modified to have a profile... Agent:

20110071615 - Methods for forming an orthogonal end on a helical stent: A method of manufacturing a stent includes forming a wave form having a plurality of struts and a plurality of crowns. Each crown connects two adjacent struts. The wave form has a center and two portions extending from opposite sides of the center. The method includes wrapping a first portion... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110071618 - Helical stent with connections: A stent includes a continuous wave form wrapped around a longitudinal axis of the stent at a first pitch angle to define a first helix comprising a plurality of turns. The wave form includes a plurality of struts and a plurality of crowns. Each crown connects adjacent struts within a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110071620 - Methods for forming an orthogonal end on a helical stent: A method of manufacturing a stent includes forming a wave form having a plurality of struts and a plurality of crowns. Each crown connects two adjacent struts. The wave form has a central portion and two end portions located on opposite sides the central portion. Some of the struts located... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110071616 - Stent including a toggle lock strut: A tubular stent includes cylindrical rings disposed adjacent to each other and coupled to each other by a plurality of longitudinal segments. Each cylindrical ring includes circumferentially oriented toggle lock struts. The toggle lock struts include a first arm and a second arm coupled together at an elbow. When the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110071619 - Stent with constant stiffness along the length of the stent: A stent includes a wave form that includes a plurality of struts and a plurality of crowns. Each crown connects two adjacent struts within the wave form. The wave form is wrapped around a longitudinal axis at a pitch angle to define a plurality of turns and has a central... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110071617 - Stent with improved flexibility: A stent includes a continuous wave form wrapped around a longitudinal axis of the stent at a pitch to define a helix comprising a plurality of turns. The wave form includes a plurality of struts and a plurality of crowns. Each crown connects adjacent struts within a turn to define... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110071612 - Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use: The present invention provides compositions comprising an anti-angiogenic factor, and a polymeric carrier. Representative examples of anti-angiogenic factors include Anti-Invasive Factor, Retinoic acids and derivatives thereof, and taxol. Also provided are methods for embolizing blood vessels, and eliminating biliary, urethral, esophageal, and tracheal/bronchial obstructions.... Agent: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20110071621 - Rapid exchange stent delivery system: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate tubular member, an endosurgery stent disposed on the outer surface of the tubular member, a push tube slidably disposed along the outer surface of the tubular member, and a push member slidably... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110071622 - Instrument for the surgical treatment of aortic valve defects: The invention relates to an instrument for the surgical treatment of aortic valve defects, in particular in young patients such as children, consisting of a shaft, a handle arranged at the proximal end of the shaft, and a leaflet body which is arranged at the distal end of the shaft... Agent: Fehling Instruments Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110071624 - Devices for retrieving a prosthesis: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for... Agent: Dc Devices, Inc.

20110071623 - Methods for deploying a prosthesis: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for... Agent: Dc Devices, Inc.

20110071625 - Valve apparatus, system and method: A venous valve with a frame and a cover on the frame for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110071626 - Device and method for the surgical treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation: A device for the treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation of a damaged left ventricle having an opposing papillary muscles displaced laterally or axially relative to the mitral annulus. The device includes a lateral limb configured to extend between opposing papillary muscles of a left ventricle and first and second axial... Agent:

20110071627 - Device for reversibly attaching an implant in an eye: The object of providing a device for reversibly attaching an implant to an eye, with which the implant can be attached in a simple way to the eye and can if necessary be detached or removed from the eye, is achieved according to the present invention by means of a... Agent: Imi Intelligent Medical Implants Ag

20110071628 - Accommodative intraocular lens: An accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) implant includes at least an anterior floating lens complex and a posterior lens complex, each of which comprises one or more optical elements, and a frame comprising one or more levers, which are coupled to the frame and the anterior floating lens complex. The levers... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.

20110071629 - Ultra violet, violet, and blue light filtering polymers for ophthalmic applications: Opthalmic devices, particularly intraocular lenses (IOL), with improved contrast sensitivity and methods of making same. In one aspect, blue light blocking chromophores (BLBC) are diffused into, e.g. an IOL lens body to create a BLBC gradient in the lens. Orange dyes are preferred BLBCs.... Agent: Key Medical Technologies, Inc.

20110071630 - Sodium channel blocker delivery system with scleral lens: A scleral lens is provided with a sodium channel blocker or a sodium channel modulator disposed in the pre-corneal tear film between the scleral lens and the cornea. This system can be used to deliver sodium channel blockers or a sodium channel modulators not currently used because of poor bioavailability.... Agent: Boston Foundation For Sight

20110071631 - Sodium channel blocker delivery system with scleral lens: A scleral lens is provided with a sodium channel blocker or a sodium channel modulator disposed in the pre-corneal tear film between the scleral lens and the cornea. This system can be used to deliver sodium channel blockers or a sodium channel modulators not currently used because of poor bioavailability.... Agent: Boston Foundation For Sight

20110071633 - Coating a shape-memory prosthesis: Illustrative embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for coating a shape-memory prosthesis. The method includes providing a prosthesis with an expandable portion. The expandable portion comprises a shape-memory material having a contracted phase and an expanded phase. A temperature increase past a phase transition temperature causes... Agent: Mx Orthopedics Corp.

20110071632 - Modulus-matching graft: Methods and systems for matching a bone graft's material properties to that of a patient's recipient bone are provided to improve the interaction between graft bone and recipient bone and to optimize the performance of the graft over time. A method of matching properties of a recipient bone with properties... Agent:

20110071635 - Composite implant: A composite interbody vertebral implant for facilitating fusion of adjacent vertebrae. The implant includes a first endplate of a porous metal material and a second endplate of a porous metal material which are configured to allow bone ingrowth. The implant also includes a polymeric body positioned between and bonded to... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.

20110071634 - End plate slider/distractor for posterior intervertebral device and method: A device and method for spreading apart adjacent vertebrae bodies for the safe insertion of an IBD into an IVD space said device designed for minimally invasive procedures and posterior or anterior approaches.... Agent: The Governors Of The University Of Alberta

20110071636 - Displacement leaf spring and artificial intervertebral disc containing the same: A displacement leaf spring and an artificial intervertebral disc containing the same, particularly about the artificial intervertebral disc using the displacement leaf spring to cushion axial compression, wherein the artificial intervertebral disc includes a displacement leaf spring and the displacement leaf spring further includes an upper plate, an inclined plate,... Agent: National Yang Ming University

20110071638 - Intervertebral disk prosthesis and method: Described herein is an intervertebral disk prosthesis with an angled leading edge for insertion into the Intervertebral space. The disk prosthesis may provide for both rotation and compression.... Agent:

20110071639 - Method and device for treatment of the spine: A device and method of positioning materials in a spine using an arcuate tool and introducer. Materials may be positioned as desired, such as against an inner annular wall of an intervertebral disc or vertebral body. The arcuate tool retains its predetermined arcuate shape when no pressure or force is... Agent:

20110071637 - System and methods for inserting a vertebral spacer: The present invention provides vertebral spacers having a lower surface and an upper surface, an anterior face and a posterior face extending from the lower surface, and at least one guiding groove for engaging an insertion tool. A system for delivering a vertebral spacer to the spinal column of a... Agent:

20110071641 - Articular surface implant and delivery system: A method is provided for delivering an implant for replacing a portion of an articular surface. The method may include forming a socket in an articulating feature that is capable of moving relative to the articular surface. An implant may be placed in the socket and the articulating feature may... Agent: Arthrosurface Incorporated

20110071640 - Method and device for treatment of the spine: The present invention discloses an implant for use with a joint defining bone having a three dimensional shape and including a first exposed and joint surface defining layer and an inner most and bone mounting layer. The body further has at least one intermediate layer exhibiting a hardness less than... Agent: Linares Medical Devices, LLC

20110071642 - Medical implant and knee joint endoprosthesis: The invention relates to a medical implant consisting of a first implant part and a second implant part for the connection of which there is provided a connecting device, wherein at least the first implant part comprises a connecting element receptacle, in which at least one connecting element of the... Agent: Aesculap Ag

20110071643 - Surgical implantation method and devices for an extra-articular mechanical energy absorbing apparatus: A surgical implantation approach for preparing a patient and precisely and effectively placing an energy absorbing apparatus relative to the patient's anatomy. Various surgical implantation apparatus and methods for achieving proper device-to-anatomy juxtapositional relationships are employed in the implantation approach.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20110071644 - Knee endoprosthesis: In a knee endoprosthesis comprising a tibia part, a femur part having two condylar surfaces, and a meniscus part arranged between the femur part and the tibia part, the meniscus part having on its upper side two bearing shells for receiving and mounting the condylar surfaces of the femur part... Agent: Aesculap Ag

20110071645 - 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:

20110071646 - Tissue interface for implantable restriction system: An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. The elongated member has a compressible ventral surface and a substantially rigid dorsal periphery, wherein the elongated member includes a fluid bladder positioned along the ventral... Agent:

20110071647 - Adjustable prosthetic interfaces and related systems and methods: Prosthesis devices can include sockets having adjustable features. In one example, a socket includes one or more panels that can move outwardly or inwardly relative to a receptacle portion of the socket. The panels can be moved by tightening a tensioning line.... Agent:

20110071648 - Prosthetic socket: A socket assembly for use with a prosthetic device. The socket assembly receives at least a portion of a residual limb on which the prosthetic device is attached. The socket assembly includes an airtight outer shell adapted and constructed to receive a portion of the residual limb of an amputee,... Agent:

20110071649 - Prosthetic socket liner: A removable liner used in conjunction with a socket for a prosthetic device, in which a vacuum is wicked across the entire area of a porous fabric of the liner, is disclosed. The liner preferably includes a shaped-layer made from one of either a silicone or a urethane and has... Agent: Mckinney Prosthetics

20110071650 - Resilient prosthetic and orthotic components which incorporate a plurality of sagittally oriented struts: A method of making a resilient prosthetic/orthotic component, particularly a shank for a lower extremity prosthesis in which the shank includes multiple sections which are unbounded in one or more portions of each other, and wherein the shank sections incorporate at least one voids and inserted materials between one or... Agent:

  
03/17/2011 > 36 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110066221 - Hybrid intraluminal device: An intraluminal device has a tubular main body and a plurality of expandable wireforms. The wireforms are grouped in a first group of one or more self expandable wireforms and a second group of one or more pressure expandable wireforms and arranged in alternating groups of wireforms comprising the first... Agent: Endogad Research Pty Limited

20110066223 - Bioabsorbable stent with time dependent structure and properties: A bioabsorbable polymeric stent with time dependent structure and properties and methods of treating a diseased blood vessel with the bioabsorable polymeric stent are disclosed. The structure and properties of the stent change with time and allow the vessel to be restored to a natural unstented state... Agent:

20110066222 - Polymeric stent and method of making same: A stent may be formed from a PLLA tubular polymer construct that is deformed in a blow mold. A desirable polymer morphology resulting in improved stent performance is obtained with a selected radial axial expansion ratio from about 20% to about 70%, a selected radial expansion ratio from about 400%... Agent:

20110066224 - Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications: An endoluminal support structure includes strut members interconnected by swivel joints to form a series of linked scissor mechanisms. The structure can be remotely actuated to compress or expand its shape by adjusting the scissor joints within a range of motion. In particular, the support structure can be repositioned within... Agent:

20110066225 - Bioabsorbable stent with time dependent structure and properties and regio-selective degradation: A bioabsorbable polymeric stent with time dependent structure and properties and methods of treating a diseased blood vessel with the bioabsorable polymeric stent are disclosed. The structure and properties of the stent change with time and allow the vessel to be restored to a natural unstented state. The bioabsorbable stent... Agent:

20110066220 - Apparatus and methods for conduits and materials: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for a conduit, such as an implantable conduit for a vessel. The conduit may comprise a main member and a side-branch member. The conduit may be implanted with the side-branch member initially disposed within the main member. When positioned, the side-branch member may... Agent: Sentient Engineering & Technology, L.L.C.

20110066226 - Implantable venous valve for treatment of erectile dysfunction: A venous valve is disclosed for implantation in and selectively restricting the outflow of blood from a penile vein to aid a user in achieving and/or maintaining an erection. The venous valve includes a self-expanding stent framework defining a blood flow lumen there through. The self-expanding stent framework is constructed... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110066228 - Carrier and kit for intraluminal delivery of active principles or agents: A carrier for delivering at least one active principle at an intraluminal site. The carrier includes a carrier body, such as a stent. The carrier body is provided with one or more reservoirs. The reservoirs contain nanoparticles which convey at least one active principle. The nanoparticles also comprise a substance... Agent: Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.r.l.

20110066227 - Stent with dynamic drug reservoirs: A stent having one or more beneficial agents which enhance the healing effect of the stent. The agent is positioned within a reservoir. The reservoir dynamically releases the agent when the stent is expanded. The reservoir makes use of various changes in stent shape during expansion to assure proper release... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110066229 - Coated implant: Implant provided with a coating, with the implant being provided with an amino-functionalized parylene coating, an oligonucleotide and/or an oligopeptide having a specific bonding affinity with CD34-positive cells.... Agent:

20110066230 - Fluorinated ghrh antagonists: Novel fluorinated synthetic analogs of hGH-RH(1-30)NH2 that inhibit the release of growth hormone from the pituitary in mammals as well as inhibit the proliferation of human cancers through a direct effect on the cancer cells, and to therapeutic compositions containing these novel peptides and their use.... Agent:

20110066232 - Bioprosthetic valve holder and handle with cutting mechanism and method of using same: A surgical apparatus for use with a prosthetic holder to which a prosthesis is secured by sutures. The apparatus includes an elongated handle having a grip end and a coupler end and defining a first aperture extending along a length from the grip end to the coupler end. The apparatus... Agent:

20110066231 - Implantable devices for controlling the size and shape of an anatomical structure or lumen: 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:

20110066233 - Methods, systems and devices for cardiac valve repair: Disclosed are devices and methods for treating regurgitation through a valve in the heart. The devices can include an expandable, fluid-tight bladder configured to be deployed between valve leaflets of the heart valve. The bladder can include an upper portion that extends into the atrium of the heart; a lower... Agent:

20110066234 - Percutaneous mitral valve annuloplasty delivery system: The invention is a tissue shaping system, including a tissue shaping device with an expandable anchor and a lock; a delivery catheter; a delivery mechanism adapted to deliver the tissue shaping device from outside a patient to a target site within a lumen within the patient via the delivery catheter;... Agent:

20110066236 - Annuloplasty system and surgical method: An annuloplasty system for repairing incompetent heart valves is provided. This system includes a substantially circular valve reinforcing device adapted to be surgically implanted into around a heart valve annulus; anchoring means for attaching the substantially circular valve reinforcing device to the heart valve, wherein attaching the substantially circular valve... Agent:

20110066235 - Endoventicular device for the treatment and correction of cardiomyopathies: The invention consists in a device that concerns the optimization of the cardiac geometry in patients with heart failure. The device comprises one or more elastic elements in the radial direction towards the inside of the ventricle and plastic deformation in a direction that is transversal to the said ventricle,... Agent: Cube S.r.l.

20110066237 - Prosthetic tissue valve: A prosthetic tissue valve for aortic, pulmonary, mitral or tricuspid valve replacement is described herein. A sewing ring for use with the prosthetic tissue valve is also described. The valve can have a circumference that is a predetermined distance larger than the circumference of an annulus in a defective valve.... Agent:

20110066238 - Reconstructed cornea and mucous membrane: The invention relates to a model of reconstructed cornea, which may be used especially in tissue engineering, to a biomaterial that may be used for preparing a reconstructed cornea, and also to a culture device allowing better reproducibility of the cultures of the model of reconstructed cornea.... Agent: Basf Beuty Care Solutions France S.a.s

20110066239 - Animatronic eye with an electromagnetic drive and fluid suspension and with video capability: An animatronic eye with fluid suspension, electromagnetic drive, and video capability. The eye assembly includes a spherical, hollow outer shell that contains a suspension liquid. An inner sphere is positioned in the outer shell in the suspension liquid to be centrally floated at a distance away from the shell wall.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20110066240 - Middle ear prosthetic device: The middle ear prosthetic device comprises: a columellate prosthesis (22, 22A) arranged to replace the ossicular chain of the middle ear with the exception of the stapes footplate (24) or the entire stapes (36), a first end (30; 30A) of this prosthesis (22; 22A) being intended to be inserted into... Agent:

20110066241 - Demineralized cancellous bone scaffolds: The present invention provides a cancellous bone scaffold to use in the replacement or repair of connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons. The cancellous bone scaffold has a fully demineralized segment with at least one adjacent mineralized end segment.... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation

20110066242 - Biomimmetic nanofiber scaffold for soft tissue and soft tissue-to-bone repair, augmentation and replacement: An implantable device is provided for soft-tissue or soft tissue-to-bone repair, fixation, augmentation, or replacement that includes a biomimetic and biodegradable nanofiber scaffold. Also provided is a fully synthetic implantable multiphased scaffold which includes, in a single continuous construct, a plurality of phases to mimic the natural anatomy of a... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20110066243 - Prosthesis for replacement of cartilage: A cartilage replacement or repair prosthesis comprises a layer of streamlined elastomer elements, preferably in the form of spheres, supported in a matrix material so that the radially opposed surfaces of the spheres are positioned on opposite surfaces of the layer and make contact with the opposed surfaces of the... Agent:

20110066244 - Minimally invasive intervertebral staple distraction devices: Multiple, small, staple-like supports are inserted through a small tube into the disc space then rotated into position on the edge of the vertebral bodies. The tooth-like geometry of the proximal and distal faces of these staples mates with the outer edge of the vertebral body, extending past the front... Agent:

20110066245 - Minimally invasive joint implant with 3-dimensional geometry matching the articular surfaces: This invention is directed to orthopedic implants and systems. The invention also relates to methods of implant design, manufacture, modeling and implantation as well as to surgical tools and kits used therewith. The implants are designed by analyzing the articular surface to be corrected and creating a device with an... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20110066246 - Articulating trials for prosthetic implants: A trial system for an implantable joint replacement includes an articular insert having an insert body and an insert post captive to the insert body. The insert post is translatable relative to the insert body while remaining captive to the insert body. An aperture on the insert body forms a... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20110066247 - Position adjustable trial systems for prosthetic implants: A trial system for an implantable joint replacement includes a guide assembly having a baseplate and a guide plate, the guide plate translatable relative to the base plate along a straight path while directly connected to the baseplate. A first adjustment mechanism may selectively control the translational juxtaposition of the... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20110066249 - Modular bone implant, tool, and method: Modular bone implants, means of assembly, and their method of use are presented.... Agent: Zimmer Technology, Inc.

20110066248 - Position adjustable trial systems for prosthetic implants: A trial system for an implantable joint replacement includes a guide assembly having a baseplate and a guide plate, the guide plate rotatable relative to the base plate about a rotation axis extending through the guide plate and the baseplate while directly connected to the baseplate. An adjustment mechanism is... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20110066250 - Distal radioulnar joint device and method of use: A system and method of implanting a distal wrist implant relative to a host bone is presented. A distal radial component having a body including a first connection portion couplable to a stem is coupled to a second prosthetic coupled to a medial surface of the body. The second prosthetic... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110066252 - Prosthetic implant support structure: A prosthetic system that includes a prosthetic implant and a support structure secured to an inner surface of a cavity of a bone is disclosed. The support structure defines a channel that extends through the length of the support structure. The prosthetic implant is received in the channel, and a... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20110066253 - Ceramic coated orthopaedic implants and method of making such implants: Orthopaedic implants with scratch-, wear- and corrosion-resistant ceramic coatings on metal substrates are provided, as well as methods for making such coatings. The metal substrate is advantageously HIP'd and homogenized prior to coating with the ceramic, and the HIP'd and homogenized metal substrate is preferably ground and polished prior to... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110066254 - Method for controlling flow in a bodily organ: There is provided a method for controlling a flow of fluid and/or other bodily matter in a lumen formed by a tissue wall of a patient's organ. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood circulation in the tissue wall) at least one portion of the tissue... Agent:

20110066251 - Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use: The present invention provides compositions comprising an anti-angiogenic factor, and a polymeric carrier. Representative examples of anti-angiogenic factors include Anti-Invasive Factor, Retinoic acids and derivatives thereof, and taxol. Also provided are methods for embolizing blood vessels, and eliminating biliary, urethral, esophageal, and tracheal/bronchial obstructions.... Agent: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20110066255 - Connecting element for orthopedic components: The invention relates to a connecting clement (5) between two orthopedic components, in particular prosthesis or orthosis components, which are rigidly coupled to one another and comprise a top part (2) and a bottom part (8). The connecting element (5) has a laminar structure, and at least one sensor (20)... Agent:

  
03/10/2011 > 26 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110060397 - Method of loading a stent into a sheath: There is disclosed herein a method of loading a self-expanding stent (10) into a delivery sheath (12) that is by itself strong enough to preserve the stent in a radially compressed pre-deployment configuration, comprising the steps of: (i) compressing the stent (10) to a relatively small diameter; (ii) providing a... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20110060398 - Endoprosthesis with filament repositioning or retrieval member and guard structure: An endoprosthesis includes a stent structure having an elongate member longitudinal portions of which overlap to define the crossover structures. The stent structure may also include loop structures, which are contiguous with the crossover structures, through which a filament extends. A guard structure is secured to the stent structure and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110060399 - Surface structure of a component of a medical device and a method of forming the surface structure: A method of forming a surface structure of a component of a medical devices includes forming a fatigue-resistant portion, which entails forming a first layer comprising a transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ta, Nb, Mo, V, Mn, Fe, Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, and Si on at least... Agent:

20110060400 - Visible endoprosthesis: A crack-resistant endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen can be comprised of a multilayered material. The multilayered material can include at least two layers having a boundary layer therebetween. The boundary layer is configured to inhibit cracks from propagating from a first layer-to a second layer. The different layers... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20110060401 - Tubular supporting prosthesis capable of growing: The invention relates to a tubular supporting prosthesis capable of growing, comprising a mesh structure, wherein the mesh structure comprises at least two structural rings, which are connected to each other via connecting members and are disposed point-symmetrically about the longitudinal supporting prosthesis axis, wherein the structural rings and/or the... Agent: Universit&#xc4 T Z&#xdc Rich

20110060402 - Wettable eptfe medical devices: Methods are provided for surface modifying a hydrophobic polymer substrate to increase wettability comprising the steps of pre-treating the hydrophobic polymer substrate with a radio frequency (RF)-generated first plasma and a RF-generated second plasma wherein the first plasma and the second plasma are applied sequentially, coating the hydrophobic polymer substrate... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110060403 - Stent and method for fabricating the same: A stent includes a tubular stent body 11, a diamond-like carbon film 12 formed on the surface of the stent body 11 and having an activated surface, and a polymer layer 13 immobilized on the surface of the diamond-like carbon film. The polymer layer 13 contains a drug 14 having... Agent:

20110060404 - Surgical delivery device and method of use: A delivery device for a stented heart valve comprises a handle, an elongate shaft extending from a distal end of the handle, and a conical housing having a proximal end coupled to the elongate shaft and an open distal end, the conical housing having a conical lumen therein with a... Agent:

20110060405 - Venous valve apparatus, system, and method: A venous valve apparatus, system and method for valve replacement. The valve includes a valve frame, a valve leaflet joined to the valve frame, and a support frame. The valve leaflet includes surfaces defining a reversibly sealable opening for unidirectional flow of a liquid. The support frame meets the valve... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110060406 - Heart valve: The new valve has a ring (1) with grooved (10) upper stents (2), three for trileaflet valves. The ring has a threaded mesh (6) stretching across stents. An outer sewing ring (4) placed on a gutter (3) on the outer surface of the ring fixes to native valve. The stent... Agent:

20110060407 - Methods, systems and devices for cardiac valve repair: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for the endovascular repair of cardiac valves, particularly the atrioventricular valves which inhibit back flow of blood from a heart ventricle during contraction. The procedures described herein can be performed with interventional tools, guides and supporting catheters and other equipment introduced to the heart... Agent:

20110060408 - Intraocular lenses with interlenticular opacification resistance: The present invention is directed to an intraocular lens, an intraocular lens system and a method of producing and/or implanting the lens or system in an eye wherein at least one intraocular lens includes a coating that aids in resisting interlenticular opacification (ILO). The material of the coating is preferably... Agent:

20110060409 - Optics and iols for inhibiting cell migration and reduce optic edge dysphotopsia: An intraocular lens implantable in an eye includes an optic for placement in the capsular bag of the eye and for directing light toward the eye's retina. The optic has a central optical axis, an anterior surface, an opposing posterior surface and optic peripheral edge surface between the surfaces. The... Agent:

20110060410 - Power supply for a retina implant: A power supply for a retina implant at least partly located in the interior of a patient's eye is described. The power supply comprises a first transmission coil (4, 23), a second transmission coil (5, 24). The power supply further comprises a signal generation unit adapted for generating a first... Agent:

20110060411 - Lightweight implantable prosthetic device: A reduced weight implantable prosthesis, including an outer surface shell for encapsulating the prosthesis, a gel mixture comprising a mixture of cohesive gel and micro-spheres for filling the shell, one or more inner volumes internal to the shell which do not contain the gel mixture; and wherein the gel mixture... Agent:

20110060412 - Tissue engineered meniscus repair composition: A meniscus repair composition for application to a meniscus injury to promote growth of new tissue at the meniscus injury site is provided. The composition comprises: from about 10 to about 50 percent by weight of allograft meniscus particles having an average particle size of from about 10 μm to... Agent: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Inc.

20110060413 - Guided bone regeneration membrane and manufacturing method thereof: A guided bone regeneration membrane has a bilayer structure including a first nonwoven fabric layer and a second nonwoven fabric layer. The first nonwoven fabric layer includes a fibrous substance containing a biodegradable resin as a principal component and further containing a siloxane, and the second nonwoven fabric layer includes... Agent: National University Corporation Nagoya Institute Of Technology

20110060414 - Adhesive, shock-absorbing intervertebral disk prosthesis: The invention relates to an adhesive, shock-absorbing prosthesis (1) comprising two perfectly-integrated means, namely: a homogeneous block (11) which is made from a flexible, shock-absorbing material that is resistant to compression pressures, i.e. a polyurethane-type material that can withstand the repeated mechanical stresses of the intervertebral disk; and at least... Agent:

20110060416 - Endplate for an intervertebral prosthesis and prosthesis incorporating the same: An endplate for an intervertebral disc prosthesis includes: a plate member having a generally planar rim for contacting the peripheral cortical rim of a vertebral body, and an elevated region within the rim having an anterior region and a posterior region, wherein the anterior region of the elevated region is... Agent:

20110060415 - Intervertebral prosthetic device: An implant is intended to be inserted into an intervertebral space and more specifically between two cervical vertebrae or also into a lumbar space, following body measurement adaptations. This component comprises, on the inside, an assembly comprising a protective and reinforcing shield made of a tough material with, in the... Agent:

20110060417 - Shoulder joint prosthesis, especially reverse shoulder joint prosthesis: Shoulder joint prosthesis, especially a reverse shoulder joint prosthesis, having a joint part, especially a humeral socket (10), connectible at the proximal end of a humeral shaft (18). The joint part associated with the humeral shaft (18) is held displaceably relative to the shaft (18) at least in the antero-posterior... Agent: Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ag

20110060418 - Instrument for use in a joint replacement procedure: An instrument for use in a joint replacement procedure includes a trial head that corresponds to the head of an orthopaedic joint component having an upper surface defined by a curved surface and a bore formed in a lower surface and a trial connector for connecting the trial head to... Agent: Depuy International Ltd

20110060419 - Medical devices with galvanic particulates: Implantable medical devices having galvanic particulates are disclosed. The particulates may be coated onto at least part of a surface of the medical device. In addition, the galvanic particulates may be contained in the material used to manufacture the antimicrobial medical devices, or may be embedded into the surface of... Agent:

20110060420 - Ptfe composite multi-layer material: A composite multi-layer material may generally comprise a d-PTFE material combined with an open structured material (either resorbable or non-resorbable) creating a composite multi-layer material. Attachment of the layers may be accomplished by stitching layers of material, exertion of hydraulic or other pressure, application of a biocompatible adhesive or heat,... Agent:

20110060421 - Control system for prosthesis: A vacuum pump system for a prosthesis device includes an enhanced suspension mechanism and cooperates with a pressure source, 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... Agent:

20110060422 - Adjustable absorber designs for implantable device: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

  
03/03/2011 > 52 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110054586 - Apparatus and method of placement of a graft or graft system: Some embodiments relate to endoluminal prostheses having a first stent portion and a second stent portion, a main graft body comprising first, second, and third portions, the second portion having a cross-sectional size that is significantly larger than a cross-sectional size of the first or third portions, and also significantly... Agent:

20110054587 - Apparatus and method of placement of a graft or graft system: Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a method of deploying a graft in a patient's blood vessel having at least a first and a second branch blood vessel, comprising advancing a delivery catheter into a blood vessel, the delivery catheter supporting a fenestrated prosthesis therein, wherein the... Agent:

20110054585 - Prosthesis deployment system: A trigger wire release mechanism is disclosed that includes a control member for selectively releasing a trigger wire (22, 44) from a prosthesis retaining device. The control member includes an elongate body member (36) and a guide member (24, 25, 93, 94) slidably disposed on the elongate body member. The... Agent:

20110054588 - Vascular grafts derived from acellular tissue matrices: A vascular graft for treatment of diseased or damaged blood vessels is disclosed. The graft comprises a sheet of acellular tissue matrix with an intact basement membrane. The graft is formed by wrapping the sheet into a tube and securing the edges of the sheet together. The acellular tissue matrix... Agent:

20110054591 - Implantable medical devices: A medical device includes a balloon catheter having an expandable member, e.g., an inflatable balloon, at its distal end and a stent or other endoprosthesis. The stent is, for example, an apertured tubular member formed of a polymer and is assembled about the balloon. The stent has an initial diameter... Agent:

20110054589 - Stent with variable cross section braiding filament and method for making same: A braided stent comprises a filament having at least one circular zone and at least two non-circular zones. Embodiments of the braided stent have a proximal segment, a middle segment, and a distal segment, wherein a porosity of the middle segment is lower than, a respective porosity of the proximal... Agent:

20110054590 - Vascular prosthesis with stress relief slots: A vascular prosthesis comprises generally tubular body placeable in contracted and expanded states and has an axial length and a circumferential dimension in the expanded state. The body includes a series of circumferential elements having first lengths. First and second connectors have connector lengths and join alternating ends of adjacent... Agent:

20110054592 - Flexible expandable stent and methods of deployment: A flexible, expandable stent assembly comprises a pattern of interconnected struts along a curvilinear path. The struts define a cylindrically shaped channel that extends along a longitudinal axis. The channel has a plurality of openings. The struts comprise a plurality of circumferential arrays of webs or bends. Each circumferential array... Agent:

20110054593 - Sheathless embolic protection device: An intravascular distal protection device, comprising a guidewire having a proximal end and a distal end, a filtering material disposed about the guidewire, the filtering material having a proximal edge defining a proximally facing opening when in an expanded position, a hoop wire having a proximal end and a distal... Agent:

20110054594 - Fenestrated prosthesis: Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to endoluminal prostheses having one or more reinforced fenestrations therein. The one or more reinforced fenestrations can have improved sealing capabilities with respect to branch grafts deployed within the fenestrations, improved tear resistance and expandability, and improved pull-out resistance for branch grafts.... Agent:

20110054595 - Method of coating medical devices: Disclosed herein are medical devices, such as stents, comprising a porous substrate, such as a porous ceramic. Also disclosed herein are methods for impregnating the porous substrate with a composition comprising at least one lipid and at least one pharmaceutically active agent, where the porous substrate is microporous and/or nanoporous.... Agent:

20110054596 - Method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve: A method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve to a native valve site within the human vasculature. The prosthetic valve is disposed on a balloon at the end of a balloon catheter. The balloon catheter passes through a delivery sleeve assembly. A pull wire travels from the handle to a... Agent:

20110054597 - Mitral cerclage annuloplasty apparatus: A mitral cerclage annuloplasty apparatus comprises a tissue protective device and a knot delivery device. The tissue protective device comprises a first protective tube and a second protective tube. The knot delivery device comprises a tube wherein a loose knot is looped around its distal end through a hole and... Agent:

20110054598 - Contoured sewing ring for a prosthetic mitral heart valve: A prosthetic mitral heart valve including a contoured sewing ring that better matches the mitral valve annulus. The sewing ring includes an inflow end and an outflow end, the outflow and having at least one raised portion. There may be two raised portions located approximately 120° apart from each other... Agent:

20110054599 - Mirror implant: An intraocular implant including a plurality of mirrors, including mirrors having optical power, being operative, when the implant is implanted, for receiving light from a scene and focusing the light onto a retina, the mirrors containing bio-incompatible materials and at least one hermetically sealed enclosure, enclosing the plurality of mirrors,... Agent:

20110054600 - Accommodating intraocular lenses: An intraocular lens is disclosed, with an optic that changes shape in response to a deforming force exerted by the zonules of the eye. A haptic supports the optic around its equator and couples the optic to the capsular bag of the eye. Certain haptic features improve the accommodative performance... Agent:

20110054601 - Fixation of opthalmic implants: An accommodating intraocular lens (aIOL) is disclosed, with an optic that changes shape in response to an ocular force exerted by the zonules of the eye. A haptic supports the optic around its equator and couples the optic to the capsular bag of the eye. A surface adherent improves the... Agent:

20110054602 - Accommodating intraocular lens with outer support structure: An intraocular lens for insertion into the capsular bag of an eye contains an optic, an outer periphery, and an outer support structure. The optic has a periphery and centered about an optical axis. The outer periphery is disposed about the optic and configured to engage an equatorial region of... Agent:

20110054603 - Intraocular lens: An IOL having a depressed inner optic area and a thickened or raised peripheral outer lip or rim integrally formed with the optic. Such a design reduces the mass of the IOL, making the lens easier to insert in a very small incision, without damaging the optic or compromising the... Agent:

20110054606 - Breast implant system: A breast implant system is provided comprising a plurality of chambers including one or more first fluid chambers (1) and one or more second fluid chambers (2). The first fluid chamber (1) forms part of a breast implant (10), whereas the second fluid chamber (2) may also form part of... Agent:

20110054604 - Self supporting and forming breast implant and method for forming and supporting an implant in a human body: A self supporting breast implant includes a generally cone shaped partially absorbable medical mesh support member and a silicone shell defining a hollow core that is preferably filled or partially filled with a silicone gel. The support member is made of a polypropolene/poliglecaprone monofilament and may be attached to a... Agent:

20110054605 - Self supporting implant in a human body and method for making the same without capsular contracture: A self supporting breast implant includes a generally cone shaped partially absorbable medical mesh support member and a silicone shell defining a hollow core that is preferably filled or partially filled with a silicone gel. The support member is made of a polypropolene/poliglecaprone monofilament and may be attached to a... Agent:

20110054607 - Middle ear prosthesis: A middle ear prosthesis comprises a body of deformable material capable of retaining different shapes. The body comprises a slotted wall defining a cavity for receiving a bone of the middle ear. The wall is deformable proximate slots in the wall between an open position for receiving the bone and... Agent:

20110054608 - Absorbent structure in an absorbent article: An absorbent structure comprising a silicone foam having pore walls and a plurality of hydrophilic particles anchored to the pore walls of the foam. Some of the hydrophilic particles have an anchored portion firmly anchored to the pore walls and an exposed portion extending outwardly away from the pore walls... Agent:

20110054609 - Trochlear implants and methods of use: Implant devices, and method of using the same, are provided. The implant devices have an articular end and a stem, the stem having an oval-shaped cross-section. The articular end has an upper surface, a side surface, and a lower surface. The upper surface and lower surface each intersect the side... Agent:

20110054610 - Textile prosthesis: A textile prosthesis comprising a unitary body of predetermined shape having structural integrity, the body including at least one anchorage body portion for attachment to an anatomical body part, the body being composed of a combination of binding yarns and tensile load bearing filaments, the binding yarns being located at... Agent:

20110054612 - Bone implants for the treatment of infection: Described herein are devices, systems and methods for treating disease and/or infection by the release of silver from an implant over an extended period of time. In particular, the devices described herein may be used to treat infections such as osteomyelitis by the controlled release of silver ions from multiple... Agent:

20110054611 - Implant structure: An implant structure for medical use is provided. The implant structure includes an implant body and a nailing portion. The implant body and the nailing portion are integrally formed as a unitary structure to thereby prevent separation between the implant body and the nailing portion which might otherwise occur after... Agent:

20110054614 - Implant retaining device: There is provided an implant retaining device, which has the effect of preventing an intervertebral implant from jutting out of the receiving bed. The implant retaining device generally includes a plate having at least one throughbore to receive a screw, and a screw for securing the plate to the vertebrae.... Agent:

20110054615 - Porous biomaterial: A synthetic osteoinductive porous biomaterial is provided comprising: a network of interconnected micropores, wherein the microporosity is 23% by volume or more; wherein the surface free energy of the biomaterial is 19 mJ/m or more; and the mean interconnection diameter and the mean interconnection diameter and the surface free energy... Agent:

20110054613 - Spinal implant and method: A spinal implant includes a tapering box-shaped block made of a bone material; and at least one buttress ridge disposed on at least one surface of the tapering box-shaped block. A spinal implant bolt includes a shaft with a cylindrical body, the shaft having a leading end and a trailing... Agent:

20110054616 - Open body box form interbody fusion cage: An interbody fusion cage having a generally symmetric, annular cage body surrounding a central void extending from a lower surface to an upper surface in which to retain graft material in contact with adjacent vertebra. A lateral channel extending into each half from the cage perimeter contains a worm drive... Agent:

20110054617 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis having ball and ring structure: An artificial intervertebral disc comprises two opposing shells having opposing inner surfaces and oppositely directed outer surfaces. The outer surfaces are adapted for locating against adjacent vertebrae. The inner surface of one shell including a ball and the inner surface of the other shell including a cooperating ring are adapted... Agent:

20110054621 - Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method: A device to space vertebral members with first and second members that may have at least one ramped section. The first and second members may be positioned in a vertically overlapping arrangement with interior sides of the members facing together. The device may be positionable between a first orientation with... Agent:

20110054620 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs: Prosthetic intervertebral discs, systems including such 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 subject prosthetic discs exhibit stiffness in the vertical direction, torsional stiffness, bending stiffness in the saggital plane,... Agent:

20110054619 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs having rigid end plates with depressions in their inner surfaces and fibers between those end plates: 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:

20110054618 - Total disc replacement device: The total disc replacement device (1) comprising a central axis (2), a first and a second apposition plate (3; 5), a first and a second joint component (4; 6) being mutually arranged in a ball joint like manner and being located between said first and second apposition plates (3; 5)... Agent:

20110054622 - Creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough, and ionic hydrogels including pva-paamps hydrogels: The invention provides creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogels, creep resistant, lubricious, tough ionic hydrogel-containing compositions, and methods of making the same. The invention also provides methods of implanting or administering the creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogels including ionic PVA-hydrogels, ionic PVA-PAAMPS-hydrogels, or the ionic... Agent:

20110054624 - Humeral joint replacement component: A humeral prosthetic head has a non-spherical articulation surface coupled with an intermediate component connecting the head and the humerus, the intermediate component connected to the epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis, or to one or more additional components connected to the humerus. The intermediate portion provides for axial and angular offset... Agent:

20110054623 - Soft tissue attachment mechanism: A prosthesis humeral implant has a stem including a coupling element at a proximal end thereof and a head having a coupling element at a distal portion thereof for coupling to the stem portion coupling element. The head has a bearing surface portion for articulating on a prosthetic glenoid and... Agent:

20110054625 - Prosthesis having a soft tissue attachment element: A prosthetic bone implant, the bone implant forming one side of a joint and including a prosthesis and a soft tissue attachment component. The soft tissue attachment component is connected to the bone implant and extends outwardly therefrom and towards a joint line. The soft tissue attachment component is moveable... Agent:

20110054626 - Stem extension and adaptor for use with a knee orthopaedic implant: An orthopaedic implant includes a knee prosthetic component, adaptor, and stem extension. The adaptor includes a first mounting end and a second mounting end. The first mounting end is coupled to the knee prosthetic component, and the second mounting end is coupled to the stem extension. The first mounting end... Agent:

20110054627 - Biologic soft tissue arthroplasty spacer and joint resurfacing of wrist and hand: A arthroplasty spacer formed of a biologic soft tissue and methods for surgically treating symptomatic trapezio metacarpal joint arthritis and symptomatic arthritis of scapho trapezial trapezoid joint using the biologic soft tissue spacer are provided.... Agent:

20110054628 - Reflex fixation geometry revision and reconstruction system reverse articulation: An orthopedic device is disclosed for restoring the normal or natural joint mechanics in, for example, a hip joint. The device includes a first component, such as an acetabular component in a hip implant, that includes a convex articulation surface and a second component, such as a femoral component in... Agent:

20110054631 - Cartilage resurfacing implant: The invention relates to a cartilage resurfacing implant for replacing all or some of the articular cartilage, characterised in that it is made of a biocompatible material (1) of which the modulus of elasticity is between 20 and 25 GPa, said implant matching the shape of the articular bone end... Agent:

20110054630 - Artificial bone coated with apatite/collagen composite, and its production method: An artificial bone comprising a support coated with an apatite/collagen composite, and a method for producing the artificial bone by immersing the support in a dispersion of the fibrous apatite/collagen composite and drying it.... Agent:

20110054629 - Composite implant having porous structure filled with biodegradable alloy and method of magnesium-based manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a composite implant comprising pores of a porous structure filled with a biodegradable magnesium-based alloy. Further, the present invention provides a composite implant which filles pores of the porous structure prepared by a metal, a ceramic or a polymer with a biodegradable magnesium-based alloy. Mechanical properties... Agent:

20110054632 - Removable lung reduction devices, systems, and methods: An air passageway obstruction device includes a frame structure and a flexible membrane overlying the frame structure. The frame structure is collapsible upon advancement of the device into the air passageway, expandable into a rigid structure upon deploying in the air passageway and recollapsible upon removal from the air passageway.... Agent:

20110054633 - Nanofilm protective and release matrices: A modified atomic plasma deposition (APD) procedure is used to produce amorphous, nonconformal thin metal film coatings on a variety of substrates. The films are porous, mesh-like lattices with imperfections such as pinholes and pores, which are useful as scaffolds for cell attachment, controlled release of bioactive agents and protective... Agent:

20110054634 - Limb prosthesis system and method: A prosthesis system can have an advantageous use over conventional prostheses in certain activities, including, but not limited to certain sports activities: The system includes, elastic member(s) that can store and release energy. The storing and releasing of energy in the elastic members happens during the movements made by the... Agent:

20110054635 - Prosthesis and residual limb cover: This application relates to a prosthesis 12 and a cover 1 for a residual limb, wherein: the cover 1 comprises a first region 8 that is normally of a greater circumference than an adjacent second region of the cover, said first region being resiliently deformable so as to temporarily reduce... Agent:

20110054636 - Prosthesis covering: The present invention relates to a prosthesis covering (10). The prosthesis covering (10) comprises: an outer layer (20) having an exterior surface (22) that defines an outermost surface of a prosthesis when the prosthesis covering is in use on the prosthesis; and an inner layer (12) having an interior surface... Agent:

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