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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor May archived by USPTO category 05/11

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05/26/2011 > 49 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110125247 - Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent: An angioplasty balloon including a non-deployable stent to prevent or reduce the potential for slippage of the inflated balloon with respect to the vessel wall being treated. The balloon includes a non-deployable stent that is adapted to be secured to the balloon or angioplasty balloon catheter. The stent has a... Agent: Angioscore, Inc.

20110125246 - Delivery tools and methods for intravascular implantable devices: Improved methods and apparatuses for positioning intravascular implantable device (IID) in a patient's vasculature utilize a device delivery system having an elongated flexible body. A handle can be operably connected to the proximal end and a grasper mechanism can be positioned at the distal end of the device delivery system.... Agent:

20110125245 - Hypotube endoluminal device and method: A self-expanding endoluminal device comprising a tubular filamentary member having a hollow core for receiving a guidewire, the tubular member having a straightened configuration with the guidewire in the hollow core, a shape memory configuration without the guidewire in the hollow core, and an extension, optionally severable, accessible from outside... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110125244 - Stent graft and introducer assembly: A stent graft (40) for treating Type-A dissections in the ascending aorta (22) is provided with a plurality of diameter-reducing suture loops (56-60) operable to constrain the stent graft during deployment thereof in a patient's aorta. The diameter-reducing loops (56-60) allow the stent graft (40) to be partially deployed, in... Agent:

20110125248 - Custom length stent apparatus: Apparatus and methods for delivering prosthetic segments to a body lumen, utilize a device having an elongated flexible member including proximal and distal ends, a plurality of prosthetic segments releasably arranged axially along the elongated flexible member near the distal end and an outer sheath slidably disposed over at least... Agent: Xtent, Inc.

20110125250 - Stent and method for manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a stent includes forming a first cylindrical mesh structure by bending a first member in a zigzag-shape having peaks and valleys and a plurality of turns wound around an outer circumference of a manufacturing frame and forming a second cylindrical mesh structure by bending a second... Agent: Standard Sci-tech, Inc.

20110125249 - Stent graft and introducer assembly: A stent graft (40) for treating Type-A dissections in the ascending aorta (22) is provided with a plurality of diameter reducing suture loops (56-60) operable to constrain the stent graft during deployment thereof in a patient's aorta. The diameter reducing loops (56-60) allow the stent graft (40) to be partially... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110125251 - Self-expanding stent with polygon transition zone: The self-expanding stent of the present invention provides for a transition zone between the main body of the stent and the end zone, comprising a plurality of n-sided polygons where the surface area of the adjacent polygons in the transition zone is unequal. In one embodiment, the surface area of... Agent: Orbusneich Medical, Inc.

20110125243 - Stent having an expandable web structure: A stent comprises a tubular flexible body composed of a web structure that is expandable from a contracted delivery configuration to a deployed configuration and that comprises neighboring web patterns of alternating concavities extending circumferentially and adjoined by X-shaped transition sections. The web pattern may comprise either arcuate struts interconnected... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited

20110125252 - System and method for positioning a stent graft: A stent graft can be held in place on the outside of the thoracic arch by a hypodermic needle tube which passes through the bore of the stent graft and back to the user. A centre tube tethered to the stent graft at the end distal to the user is... Agent:

20110125253 - Grafts and stent grafts having a radiopaque marker: A graft device comprising a layer of synthetic non-metallic material having a first surface and a second surface spaced apart from the first surface. The device further, includes a radiopaque marker at least partially embedded in the layer.... Agent: C.r. Bard Inc.

20110125254 - Drug releasing membrane for stent and drug releasing stent for expanding intraluminal comprising the same: The present invention relates to a drug releasing membrane for stent and a drug releasing stent for intraluminal expansion comprising the same. The drug releasing membrane according to the present invention has a two layer structure consisting of an inner layer M1 and an outer layer M2, the inner layer... Agent: S & G Biotech, Inc.

20110125255 - Ptfe layers and methods of manufacturing: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The... Agent: Trivascular, Inc.

20110125256 - Slitting tool: A slitting tool can be used to make a linear incision. The slitting can include a flat blade contained within a housing, and an actuator for extending the flat blade out of a housing.... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110125257 - Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery: A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchor may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is configured to be... Agent: Medtronic Corevalve LLC

20110125258 - Cardiac valve prosthesis system: The present invention concerns a cardiac valve prosthesis system (10; 40) for implantation into the body of a mammal. The prosthesis system (19; 40) comprises a valve (16) mounted on an stent element (18) to form a stented valve element (12), and an anchoring element (14) to be arranged within... Agent: Nvt Ag

20110125259 - Implantable system for restoring accommodation capacity using internal energy: An implantable system for restoring accommodation capacity includes at least one ring configured to be implanted in a ciliary sulcus and a capacitor with a first capacitor plate and a second capacitor plate. The first capacitor plate is arranged on an implantable ring and the second capacitor plate is connected... Agent: Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie

20110125260 - Artificial cornea: The present invention provides an artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis) that may be implanted into a patient in need thereof. The artificial cornea comprises a rigid transparent central core surrounded by a peripheral skirt comprising a porous hydrogel. Methods of making such artificial corneas are also provided.... Agent: University Of Washington

20110125261 - Adjustable multifocal intraocular lens system: An adjustable multifocal intraocular lens system for an individual's eye, includes a base multifocal intraocular lens having an optic with an optical axis, a peripheral edge, a multifocal optical power anterior surface and a posterior surface along with an attachment for maintaining said base multifocal lens in the individual's eye... Agent:

20110125262 - External breast prosthesis and method of fabricating same: An external breast prosthesis having a thin-walled outer shell and an air-filled interior cavity. The prosthesis is fabricated using a method and die set to form the two-part shell without internal supporting structure. The method provides a repeatable process which yields a prosthesis having durable air-tight seal between the anterior... Agent:

20110125263 - Method for producing nanostructures on a surface of a medical implant: A method for treating a surface of a medical implant to create nanostructures on the surface that results in increased in-vivo chondrocyte adhesion to the surface. Further, disclosed is a method to fabricate a drug delivery system. The drug delivery system includes a medical implant that has undergone a surface... Agent: Brown University

20110125264 - Implantable devices for subchondral treatment of joint pain: Devices and associated methods are disclosed for treating bone, and particularly bone tissue at the joints. Disclosed are curved implantable devices that can be used either alone or in combination with this augmentation or hardening material for the repair of bone defects and which are particularly suited for use at... Agent: Knee Creations, LLC

20110125265 - Implantable devices for subchondral treatment of joint pain: Devices and associated methods are disclosed for treating bone, and particularly bone tissue at the joints. Disclosed are implantable devices that can be used either alone or in combination with this augmentation or hardening material for the repair of bone defects and which are particularly suited for use at the... Agent: Knee Creations, LLC

20110125268 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for achieving lumbar facet fusion: Assemblies of one or more implant structures make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. The representative lumbar spine interventions, which can be performed on... Agent: Si-bone, Inc.

20110125267 - Method for preparing an implant of cortical bone: A screw formed of cortical bone for use in the human body with an implant having a screw hole for receiving at least a portion of a screw therethrough, includes a shaft with a thread along at least a portion of its length. The thread has an outer diameter dimensioned... Agent:

20110125266 - Spinal surgical implant and related methods: This invention relates generally to spine surgery and, in particular, to a surgical implant for separating adjacent spinal vertebrae.... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20110125269 - Total artificial spino-laminar prosthetic replacement: A total artificial spinous process (spino)-laminar prosthesis (TASP-LP) including a body having a portion forming a spinous process extending away from the body, a first lamina portion extending from a first side of the body, and a second lamina portion extending from a second side of the body, wherein the... Agent:

20110125271 - Method of performing an anchor implantation procedure within a disc: Methods of performing procedures within an intervertebral disc are disclosed. The methods include performing procedures such as implant delivery, tissue manipulation, tissue diagnostics, and therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery at selected locations within intervertebral discs. In one embodiment, a method includes delivering an anchor and an implant within a functional... Agent: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.

20110125270 - Prosthetic spinal disc replacement: The present invention relates generally to a prosthetic spinal disc for replacing a damaged disc between two vertebrae of a spine. The present invention also relates to a method for implanting a prosthetic spinal disc via posterior or posterior lateral implantation. Other surgical approaches for implanting the prosthetic disc may... Agent:

20110125272 - Bone-derived implantable devices for subchondral treatment of joint pain: Implantable devices for the surgical treatment of bone, and particularly to a bone defect at a joint region, and even more particularly at the subchondral bone level of the joint region, are disclosed. The implantable devices may be formed of a bone material, and configured to serve the dual functions... Agent: Knee Creations, LLC

20110125273 - Glenoid component with offset center and associated methods: A glenoid component having an offset center of articulation and associated systems and methods.... Agent: Tornier Sas

20110125274 - Elbow replacement apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for total elbow replacement are provided to allow a surgeon to intraoperatively select a linked or unlinked constraint by utilizing a connection located on the body of the ulnar and/or humeral stem. Additional modularity also allows the selection of a cemented or cementless stem as described herein.... Agent: New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery

20110125276 - Modular prosthesis and use thereof for replacing a radial head: A modular prosthesis system for replacement of a head portion of a proximal radius includes a monolithic stem component, a head component, and a locking mechanism formed by the stem and head components. The stem component defines a stem anchoring portion having a longitudinal axis and configured to couple to... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110125275 - Prosthetic condylar joints with articulating bearing surfaces having a translating contact point during rotation thereof: A prosthetic joint according to the present invention includes a first implant component for attachment to a first bone and a second implant component for attachment to a second bone. The first implant component has a condylar portion that includes first and second condylar bearing surfaces and similarly, the second... Agent: New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery

20110125277 - Dual-sided joint implant having a wear resistant surface and a bioactive surface: A medical implant for application in an articulating surface of a joint, comprising a plate-shaped structure having a first surface and a second surface facing mutually opposite directions, the first surface comprising a first biocompatible metal, metal alloy or ceramic and being devised to form a wear resistant articulate surface... Agent: Episurf Medical Ab

20110125278 - Total knee prosthesis: The present invention relates to a total knee prosthesis. This prosthesis includes a femoral implant (2) including two condyles (8, 9) delimiting between them an intercondylar notch (10), a tibial implant (3) intended to rest on the end of the tibia, and an articular insert (4) interposed between the tibial... Agent:

20110125279 - Constrained condylar knee device: A knee joint prosthesis includes a femoral component having a first condylar bearing surface and a second condylar bearing surface. Each of the first and second condylar bearing surfaces has a cross-section in a coronal plane that exhibits at least two different radii. The prosthesis also includes a tibial component... Agent: New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery

20110125280 - High performance knee prostheses: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the... Agent:

20110125281 - High performance knee prostheses: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the... Agent:

20110125282 - High performance knee prostheses: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the... Agent:

20110125283 - High performance knee prostheses: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the... Agent:

20110125285 - Set of mobile necks for inserting into the stem of a hip prosthesis: A set of mobile necks for inserting into the stem (2) of a hip prosthesis, in which the mobile necks are produced with different inclinations and lengths in such a way that their free ends (3i), when inserted in the stem, terminate at nine mutually equidistant points (Pi) arranged in... Agent: Mariasal Investment N.v.

20110125284 - Improvements in or relating to joints and/or implants: A joint part (1) has a porous portion (2) that is defined by a multiplicity of solid regions where material is present and a remaining multiplicity of pore regions where material is absent, the locations of at least most of the multiplicity of solid regions being defined by one or... Agent: University Of Bath

20110125286 - Multi-functional chamber for housing a biological component: The present invention relates to the field of extracorporeal liver perfusion and, more particularly, to the design of a chamber in which a biological component can be housed to form e.g. a bio-artificial liver (BAL). It also relates to a bio-artificial liver per se, it's components and methodological steps associated... Agent:

20110125289 - Implantable graft to close a fistula: An implantable graft, which may be inserted into a fistula tract to occlude the primary opening of the fistula, is provided. To prevent unintentional displacement of the graft or extrusion of the graft from the fistula of a patient, the graft may be provided with a cap that extends laterally... Agent: Cook Biotech Incorporated

20110125287 - Reinforced tissue patch: A method of improving the mechanical properties of a tissue patch is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a tissue patch and placing at least one barbed suture along at least a portion of the tissue patch. The method may further include the step of placing one or... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp, New Haven Ct And Confluent Surgical, Inc.

20110125288 - Tissue augmentation material and method: A permanent, biocompatible material for soft tissue augmentation. The biocompatible material comprises a matrix of smooth, round, finely divided, substantially spherical particles of a biocompatible ceramic material, close to or in contact with each other, which provide a scaffold or lattice for autogenous, three dimensional, randomly oriented, non-scar soft tissue... Agent: Merz Aesthetics, Inc.

20110125290 - Reactive layer control system for prosthetic and orthotic devices: A variable gain impedance controller for use in a control system for controlling a motorized prosthetic or orthotic apparatus provided with a joint The controller comprises a sensor input for receiving a signal indicative of an interaction between the apparatus and the ground, a torque sensor input for receiving a... Agent: Victhom Human Bionics Inc.

20110125291 - Prosthetic device and connecting system using a vacuum: The disclosed prosthetic device may comprise a receptacle for receiving a limb of a person; a vacuum pump in fluid communication with the receptacle for maintaining an amount of vacuum used for connecting the receptacle to the limb of the person; a controller; and/or an electronically controllable fluid control device.... Agent: Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc.

  
05/19/2011 > 39 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110118816 - Stent graft and introducer assembly: A stent graft (40) for treating Type-A dissections in the ascending aorta (22) is provided with a plurality of diameter reducing suture loops (56-60) operable to constrain the stent graft during deployment thereof in a patient's aorta. The diameter reducing loops (56-60) allow the stent graft (40) to be partially... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110118817 - Stent delivery system: Stent delivery systems, including self-expanding stent delivery systems, and methods for making and using the same. A self-expanding stent delivery system may include an inner member. An outer sheath may be slidably disposed about the inner member. A self-expanding stent may be disposed between the inner member and the outer... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110118818 - Encapsulated or coated stent systems: A stent system comprising zero or more inner stents inserted into an outer stent. The inner stents and outer stent are separated and/or encapsulated by a protein-based material of a protein matrix and/or a set biocoacervate, each comprising one or more biocompatible proteins and one or more biocompatible solvents. The... Agent: Gel-del Technologies ,inc. A Corporation

20110118820 - Magnetic medical apparatus, kits, and methods: Medical devices with surfaces on which viable biologic cells are magnetically attracted and retained are disclosed along with methods of magnetic coating. The medical devices can be located in a carrier liquid containing high concentrations of magnetic cells before or after implantation. The carrier liquid with magnetic cells may be... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20110118819 - Method of manufacturing a polymeric stent with a hybrid support structure: Methods of manufacturing polymeric intraluminal stents and intraluminal stents are disclosed. The methods provide a method of manufacturing polymeric intraluminal stents having a structure with hybrid strut configuration containing at least one circumferential ring element in the structure in combination with 1 geometric strut columns.... Agent:

20110118821 - Low profile non-symmetrical stent: Various stents and stent-graft systems for treatment of medical conditions are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary stent-graft system may be used for endovascular treatment of a thoracic aortic aneurysm. The stent-graft system may comprise proximal and distal components, each comprising a graft having proximal and distal ends, where upon... Agent: Med Institute, Inc.

20110118822 - Stent and method for manufacturing thereof: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for manufacturing a stent is disclosed. The stent is a non-metallic stent having a furled small-diameter state and an expanded large-diameter state where the stent, in the furled small-diameter state, includes a plurality of central lobes arranged at... Agent:

20110118823 - Anchoring device for an endoluminal prosthesis: An endoluminal prosthesis including a radially expandable frame and an anchoring member. The anchoring member includes a first arm attached to a first strut of the frame and a second arm attached to a second adjacent strut of the frame. The first arm is joined to the second arm to... Agent: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20110118824 - Intraluminal prostheses and carbon dioxide-assisted methods of impregnating same with pharmacological agents: Intraluminal prostheses and methods of impregnating same with pharmacological agents for delivery within a body of a subject are provided. An intraluminal prosthesis comprising polymeric material is immersed in a mixture of carrier fluid and pharmacological agent(s). The mixture of carrier fluid and pharmacological agent is pressurized for a time... Agent:

20110118825 - 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 paclitaxel. Also provided are methods for embolizing blood vessels, and eliminating biliary, urethral, esophageal, and tracheal/bronchial obstructions.... Agent: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20110118827 - Biodegradable stent formed with polymer-bioceramic nanoparticle composite and method of making the same: The present invention relates to biodegradable medical devices such as stents manufactured from biodegradable polymeric-bioceramic nanoparticle composites. The invented medical devices include at least one bioceramic nanoparticle dispersed in at least one biodegradable polymer, wherein the said biodegradable polymers include biodegradable polyesters. The device and methods to disperse one or... Agent: Dr. Tim Wu

20110118826 - Bioerodible endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis includes a plurality of struts defining a flow passage. At least one strut includes (a) a body comprising a bioerodible material and having a thickness and (b) a coating overlying the body. The coating includes a plurality of regions that allow physiological fluids to contact a plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed. Inc.

20110118829 - Attachment device and method: A ventricular assist system and a method of implanting the system are disclosed. The system can have a pump, an inflow conduit, an outflow conduit, and attachment ring and a valvular structure. The attachment ring can be attached to the apex of the heart. The valvular structure can have a... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110118830 - System for replacing native valve function of a diseased aortic valve: Methods for replacing native valve function of a diseased aortic valve are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for replacing native valve function of a diseased aortic valve in a patient includes: (a) receiving an artificial heart valve assembly mounted about a first mounting position on a catheter system, (b)... Agent: Medtronic Inc. Minneapolis Mn

20110118831 - Valve with delayed leaflet deployment: A valve for use in a body lumen, where the valve includes a valve leaflet with delayed leaflet deployment relative an in vivo implant time. The valve includes a valve frame, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame. The valve leaflet includes a commissure that can reversibly seal for... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110118828 - Implantable valve prosthesis for treating venous valve insufficiency: A valve prosthesis for percutaneous placement within a vein is disclosed that includes a valve scaffold and a backflow barrier. The valve scaffold is of a shape memory or resilient material and the backflow barrier is a flap of flexible material attached to the valve scaffold. The valve prosthesis is... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110118832 - Annuloplasty device: An annuloplasty device (10) for use in heart valve tissue repair is provided, comprising an elongate band (20) having a plurality of anchors (30) spaced at predetermined intervals along the length of the band, each anchor being capable of assuming an unengaged and engaged configuration, thereby facilitating attachment of the... Agent:

20110118833 - Attachment device and method: A ventricular assist system and a method of implanting the system are disclosed. The system can have a pump, an inflow conduit, an outflow conduit, and attachment ring and a valvular structure. The attachment ring can be attached to the apex of the heart. The valvular structure can have a... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110118834 - Fluidic intraocular lens systems and methods: The present invention relates to a fluidic intraocular lens inserted into a capsular bag of an eye to replace a crystalline lens. The fluidic intraocular lens may be shaped by elastic membranes bonded to a support ring. The space inside the device may be filled with optically transparent fluid or... Agent:

20110118835 - Branched ocular implant: Disclosed is a glaucoma treatment device having a tubular, unbranched portion and a branched portion. The unbranched portion has an internal flow pathway extending between a distal region and a proximal region. The branched portion extends from the distal region of the tubular, unbranched portion. The proximal region of the... Agent:

20110118836 - Mark for intraocular lenses: An intraocular lens for providing vision to an animal or human subject has anterior and posterior sides. The lens includes an optic body, one or more haptics, and one or more marks. Each mark has four or more features disposed along an imaginary line when viewed from the anterior side... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110118837 - Graft pulley and methods of use: A placement assembly used for positioning and holding a ligament graft within a selected bone tunnel. The assembly includes a graft pulley, a surgical suture, and a graft pulley placement instrument. The graft pulley includes a pulley portion and a bone anchoring portion. The pulley portion is adapted to receive... Agent:

20110118838 - Graft pulley and methods of use: A placement assembly used for positioning and holding a ligament graft within a selected bone tunnel. The assembly includes a graft pulley, a surgical suture, and a graft pulley placement instrument. The graft pulley includes a pulley portion and a bone anchoring portion. The pulley portion is adapted to receive... Agent:

20110118839 - Bone plug: A device for insertion into an amputated bone and a method for inserting the device into an amputated bone are described. The device comprises a stem configured to be inserted into a cavity of the amputated bone. The device further comprises a head coupled to the stem. The head has... Agent:

20110118841 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for achieving trans-iliac lumbar fusion: Assemblies of one or more implant structures make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. The representative lumbar spine interventions, which can be performed on... Agent: Si-bone, Inc.

20110118843 - Intervertebral implant: The intervertebral implant is in the form of a three-dimensional structure (10) comprising (a) a top side (1) and an underside (2) which are designed to rest against the end plates of two adjacent vertebras, (b) a left side face (3) and a right side face (4), (c) a front... Agent:

20110118840 - Spinal implant with staples: A spinal implant having a spinal cage and a plurality of staples. The spinal cage is configured to be positioned in an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae. The plurality of staples are moveably disposed on the spinal cage and configured to be inserted into the adjacent vertebrae so as to... Agent: Innovasis, Inc.

20110118842 - Vertebral osteosynthesis material: A graft or an intervertebral piece or cage designed to be inserted between two vertebrae, and an implant in the form of a staple, having two lateral branches designed to be inserted into the plates of the respective vertebrae to be immobilized and a central branch connecting these two lateral... Agent: Medicrea International

20110118845 - Flexible dampening intervertebral spacer device: A flexible dampening intervertebral spacer (100) to replace a spinal disc comprising upper and lower plates (101,103), an articulation element (102) and optional intermediate members (804,805). The articulation element has a plurality of interposed, concentric ring shaped segments (202) separated by one or more spaces (201) and one or more... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110118844 - Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. The nucleus augmentation component restores disc height and/or replaces missing nucleus pulposus. The anulus augmentation component shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of... Agent: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.

20110118846 - Shoulder prosthetic: A shoulder implant assembly including a humeral stem, a head, a cup, and a taper adaptor. The humeral stem is configured to be inserted into a humerus bone. The head includes a metal substrate having a coupling taper and a polymeric cover mounted to the metal substrate having a convex... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110118847 - Posterior stabilized knee prosthesis: A knee joint prosthesis includes a femoral component having an anterior side, a posterior side, a pair of laterally spaced condylar portions, and an intercondylar portion joining the condylar portions and including a recess. A cam surface is located adjacent the intercondylar recess on the anterior side of the femoral... Agent: New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery

20110118848 - Modular spacer device for the treatment of prosthesis infections: A spacer device (1) for the two-step treatment of prosthesis infections, made from biologically compatible and porous material designed to allow the possibility of adding pharmaceutical products, active and/or therapeutic ingredients, includes a first portion (2) designed to be fixed to a corresponding bone bed remaining from a previous implant,... Agent:

20110118849 - Modular hip joint prosthesis and assembling method thereof: The invention relates to modular hip joint prosthesis and an assembling method thereof. The modular hip joint prosthesis includes a stem component, a proximal body module and lock component. The proximal body module assembles with the stem component and includes a first curved surface component and a second curved surface,... Agent: Taipei Veterans General Hospital

20110118850 - Bioactive grafts and composites: Disclosed are various bioactive grafts and/or biocompatible materials and methods of making the same. In one embodiment, bone material is harvested from a donor. The harvested bone material is exposed to a lysing agent, the lysing agent configured to release growth factors and bioactive materials from cellular material of the... Agent:

20110118851 - Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge: An implantable prosthesis is provided for repairing or augmenting anatomical weaknesses or defects, and is particularly suitable for the repair of soft tissue and muscle wall openings. The prosthesis may include a repair fabric that is constructed and arranged to allow tissue ingrowth and is susceptible to erosion into and... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20110118852 - Piezoelectric implant: A piezoelectric implant configured to stimulate bone growth in surrounding bone, tissues, and/or bodily fluids. Anatomical loading of the piezoelectric implant causes the piezoelectric implant or components thereof to emit a signal, such as an electric current and/or electromagnetic field that promotes and/or enhances osteoblastic activity in the surrounding bone,... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110118853 - Prosthetic socket stabilization apparatus and technique: A portable device, with method, advantageously applies dynamic stimulation of enclosed muscle tissue to stabilize a prosthetic socket on a residual limb. Dynamic stimulation is in response to physical conditions such as prosthesis motion, position and/or internal pressures. Tissue volume contained within the socket may be stabilized by varying average... Agent:

20110118854 - Suspension liner having multiple component system: A residual limb suspension liner for a prosthesis has a first layer defined by a first elastomeric material and forms a continuous circumferential internal surface of the liner. The liner also includes a second layer defined by a second elastomeric material different from the first elastomeric material. The second layer... Agent:

  
05/12/2011 > 38 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110112621 - Percutaneously deployed vascular valves: Described are percutaneous vascular valves free of attached support structures and deployment systems and methods for providing attachment of the valves within a vascular vessel.... Agent:

20110112620 - Single continuous piece prosthetic tubular aortic conduit and method for manufacturing the same: A prosthetic aortic conduit for replacing a root portion of an aorta is provided. The conduit comprises a continuous tubular conduit along a substantially common axis. A portion of the tubular conduit does not substantially deform in a longitudinal direction and has resilient means which allow said another portion of... Agent:

20110112622 - Apparatus and method for deploying stent across adjacent tissue layers: Transluminal access system includes a stent delivery catheter having a handle control mechanism. The catheter comprises a number of components for establishing an initial penetration between adjacent body lumens and subsequently implanting a stent or other luminal anchor therebetween. Manipulation of the stent components is achieved using control mechanisms on... Agent: Xlumena, Inc.

20110112624 - Avoiding stress-induced martensitic transformation in nickel titanium alloys used in medical devices: A process for assembling a medical device made from a nickel-titanium alloy for use in a mammalian body while avoiding the formation of stress-induced martensite and a medical device used in combination with a delivery system for deployment into the mammalian body are disclosed. By heating the nickel-titanium alloy of... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20110112623 - System and method for placing a coronary stent at the ostium of a blood vessel: A system and method are provided that use a balloon/stent catheter for placing a stent at the ostium of a blood vessel. Included is a barrier member that is attached to the catheter at a location proximal the balloon. In use, the barrier member is reconfigured, prior to insertion of... Agent:

20110112625 - Varying diameter vascular implant and balloon: A method for deploying an expandable implant in a body passage of varying diameter includes selecting a balloon having a radial dimension that varies, when the balloon is inflated, in accordance with the varying diameter of the body passage. The balloon is inserted, in a deflated state, into the body... Agent: Neovasc Medical Ltd.

20110112626 - Bioresorbable vascular implant having homogenously distributed stresses under a radial load: A bioresorbable vascular implant for implantation in a bodily lumen has a tubular framework and includes one or more annular support members. Each of the one or more annular support members includes a plurality of struts interconnected by a hinge region. Each of the plurality of struts also includes a... Agent: Arterial Remodeling Technologies, S.a.

20110112627 - Stents with enhanced fracture toughness: Stents and methods of manufacturing a stents with enhanced fracture toughness are disclosed.... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20110112628 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: An implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, is provided having an implant body containing biodegradable metallic material, preferably iron. To accelerate the degradation, at least a portion of the surface of the implant body has a first coating formed from a composition containing at least one element selected from the... Agent: Biotronik Vi Patent Ag

20110112629 - Implantable medical devices with fluorinated polymer coatings, and methods of coating thereof: An implantable medical device including an expandable stent with an amorphous fluoropolymer coating, and methods of coating the stent. The amorphous fluoropolymer coating may be optically transparent and resistant to chemical corrosion.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110112630 - Systems and methods for treating lumenal valves: The present embodiments relate to systems and methods for treating lumenal valves. Particularly, and in accordance with one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for partial or complete replacement of lumenal valves. An exemplary catheter in accordance with the disclosure includes an elongate body having a... Agent:

20110112633 - Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder: A delivery/recovery system to allow an operator to deploy and recover a medical implant, such as an occluder for closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO). In one embodiment, the system includes a delivery mandrel for preventing the occluder from moving in the proximal direction, a delivery wire for securing the... Agent: Nmt Medical, Inc.

20110112632 - Method of implanting a prosthetic valve in a mitral valve with pulmonary vein anchoring: A method of implanting a prosthetic mitral valve assembly is disclosed. The prosthetic mitral valve assembly includes a stent and valve combination. The prosthetic mitral valve assembly is provided with an anchoring portion adapted to be positioned in the left atrium. In one embodiment, the anchoring portion includes at least... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110112631 - Transapical delivery system with ventruculo-arterial overlfow bypass: Apparatus is provided for implanting a prosthetic device (108) in a patient, the apparatus includes a trocar tube (101), a first portion of which is configured to be placed in a left ventricle (12) of the patient during a procedure for implantation of the prosthetic device (108), and a second... Agent:

20110112634 - Ocular wavefront-correction profiling: Providing multi-focal visual correction includes determining a plurality of visual conditions to which an eye is to be exposed, determining effects of the visual conditions on a pupil of the eye, and determining a target wavefront profile on the basis of the effects.... Agent: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary

20110112636 - Accommodating intraocular lens (aiol) capsules: Accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) capsules having a continuously variable Diopter strength between a first Diopter strength in a non-compressed state and a second Diopter strength different than its first Diopter strength in a compressed state. The AIOL capsules include an anterior capsule plate, a posterior capsule plate, and a capsule... Agent:

20110112635 - Accommodating intraocular lens measurement implant: An accommodation measurement implant for measuring accommodation in an experimental set-up including an animal eye having a visual axis and including a sclera of tough connective tissue, an annular ciliary sulcus, and a sphincter-like ciliary body having a relaxed state for tensioning a capsular diaphragm in an anterior direction along... Agent: Nulens Ltd.

20110112638 - Accommodating intraocular lenses and associated systems, frames, and methods: An intraocular lens for providing accommodative vision to a subject includes a frame disposed about an optical axis, a first optical element, a second optical element, and a connecting element operably coupling the frame to the optical elements. The frame comprises an anterior frame element and a posterior frame element.... Agent: Amo Groningen Bv

20110112637 - Intraocular lens: Intraocular lens (1, 101) with an optic part (2) and a haptic part (3, 103), characterized in that it includes, at each transition between the optic part (2) and the haptic part (3, 103), two notches (7a, 8a, 14, 15, 122, 123), the two notches (7a, 8a, 14, 15, 122,... Agent: Medicontur Orvostechnikai Korlatolt Felelossegu Ta Rsasag

20110112639 - Positioning systems and methods for implanting an energy absorbing system: Positioning instruments and related methods are described for implanting an energy absorbing system for treating joints. The positioning instruments and methods allow the energy absorbing system to be positioned at a joint such that the desired motion will occur for the particular design of a particular energy absorbing system which... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20110112640 - Adjustable ligament graft fixation: A graft fixation device for fixing a ligament graft to a bone, the device comprising locating means for locating the device in the bone and graft support means arranged to support the graft, wherein the graft support means is adjustable to provide adjustment of the position of the graft relative... Agent: Imperial Innovations Ltd

20110112641 - Expanding ligament graft fixation system and method: A graft fixation system for fixing graft material in a bone tunnel includes an expandable fixation member having a graft receiving eyelet disposed proximate its distal end, opposed bone engaging elements disposed about its periphery, and an expansion plug receiving opening defined in its proximal end. The system also includes... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.

20110112643 - Hybrid intervertebral spinal fusion implant: An implant made of at least two different materials. The implant may include materials with varying radiolucency and mechanical properties. Such a hybrid implant may offer controlled radiographic visibility and optimized structural properties for implant placement, including placement for use in spinal arthrodesis.... Agent:

20110112642 - Spinal fusion implant and related methods: A spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction to be introduced into any variety of spinal target sites. The spinal fusion implant of the present invention includes a top surface, a bottom surface, first and second lateral sides, a proximal (posterior) end and a distal (anterior) end. The spinal fusion implant... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20110112644 - Disc prosthetic implant device: An intervertebral prosthetic implant device is described. The device includes a first plate with an axis support for supporting a rolling element substantially separate from the remainder of the first plate, designed to allow rolling of the rolling element. The device also includes a second plate that includes a groove... Agent:

20110112645 - Spinal disc prosthesis apparatus and placement method: A spinal disc prosthesis and method of placing a spinal disc prosthesis between adjacent vertebrae are provided. The inventive spinal disc prosthesis can comprise one or more solid, compressible prosthesis elements that are formed prior to the method of placing the prosthesis, or one or more solid prosthesis elements that... Agent:

20110112647 - Orthopedic joint device: A percutaneously implantable orthopedic device is a shape-changing joint prosthesis with a generally arcuate or generally rectilinear configuration which is delivered through a delivery device in a substantially straightened or slightly curved configuration into a joint in a patient. The generally arcuate configuration may include an open ring or spiral... Agent:

20110112646 - Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene for bearing surfaces: A prosthetic device may comprise an insert having a first surface configured to contact a first prosthetic component and a bearing surface configured to articulate against a second prosthetic component. The insert comprises an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and vitamin E. The vitamin E may have a concentration in the... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110112648 - Methods for less invasive glenoid replacement: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.... Agent: Shoulder Innovations, LLC.

20110112649 - Radial and ulnar replacement: Prostheses are provided for ulna and radius of a patient's forearm.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110112651 - Femoral augments for use with knee joint prosthesis: A femoral augment, or set of augments, for use with a knee joint prosthesis, where the femoral augment includes a main body portion, an aperture formed within the main body portion and extending in a generally distal/proximal direction, and a pair of legs extending outwardly from said main body portion... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20110112650 - Modified modular joint prosthesis component: A modified joint prosthesis component is provided to reduce the backside wear of the joint implant. Whether the joint implant is for the knee joint, the hip joint or another joint, it is the modified bearing insert engaging surface of the metal base construct that provides for greater friction and... Agent:

20110112652 - Joint prosthesis: The present invention relates to a joint prosthesis (1) comprising two prosthesis components (2, 3) intended to be applied respectively to the trapezium (38) and the first metacarpal bone (39) of a thumb joint, each prosthesis component having a first or second screw-like part (4, 5) intended to be screwed... Agent:

20110112653 - Bone cement handling: A bone cement collector includes a body having a structure that is permeable to bone cement and has opening for trapping bone cement. The body is releasably attached to an orthopaedic implant component at a location on the implant at which bone cement is likely to escape during positioning of... Agent: Depuy International Ltd

20110112654 - Bone implant application: One arrangement in combination, a bone implant, and one or more bioactive substances which can reduce inflammation in implant surgery, preferably in the field of dentistry. The implant may also comprise one or more bioactive substance(s) that can promote osseointegration of said bone implant. At least one of said one... Agent: Nobel Biocare Services Ag

20110112655 - Device for regeneration of articular cartilage and other tissue: An implantable device for facilitating the healing of voids in bone, cartilage and soft tissue is disclosed. A preferred embodiment includes a cartilage region comprising a polyelectrolytic complex joined with a subchondral bone region. The cartilage region, of this embodiment, enhances the environment for chondrocytes to grow articular cartilage; while... Agent:

20110112656 - Limb stump receiving sleeve comprising an integrated locking device for a sealing element: The invention relates to a limb stump receiving sleeve (1) comprising an integrated locking device for locking a limb by sealing a distal region of the interior of the stump receiving sleeve in relation to the limb and the surrounding atmosphere, a functional element (3) of the device being integrated... Agent: Medi Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110112657 - Pyramid receptacle for coupling a prosthetic limb to a socket: A pyramid receptacle for coupling a prosthetic limb to a socket, comprising a unitary machined component formed with an externally-threaded neck section flanged by a larger-diameter disk. The disk is formed with a concave face, and a central cavity. A plurality of threaded set screws are journalled into the hollow... Agent:

  
05/05/2011 > 41 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110106234 - Interluminal medical treatment devices and methods: An interluminal medical treatment device configured to treat a targeted treatment site within a body lumen is provided. The interluminal medical treatment device can include an elongated generally tubular outer member. The outer member can include an expandable distal portion, an expandable proximal portion, and a central portion of limited... Agent:

20110106235 - Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device: An introducer deploys an endoluminal device in a distal location from a proximal location. The introducer comprises a retrograde portion, an anterograde portion axially moveable relative to the retrograde portion, a shaft having a distal tip and an anterograde sheath attached to the distal tip, and anchoring means in at... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110106237 - Alternating circumferential bridge stent design and methods for use thereof: A stent includes a first section and a second section. The first section and the second section each include a plurality of expandable modules and a plurality of bridging modules. Each expandable module includes a plurality of strut elements that join together at a plurality of apices, and each bridging... Agent:

20110106236 - Temporal intraluminal stent, methods of making and using: A biodegradable polymer stent with radiopacity and a method of making and using a stent with enhanced mechanical strength and/or controlled degradation for use in a bodily lumen is described.... Agent: Biosensors International Group, Ltd.

20110106238 - Intraluminal device with improved flexibility and durability: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a stent for insertion into a vessel of a patient. The stent is a tubular member having front and back open ends and a longitudinal axis extending there between. The tubular member has a first smaller diameter for insertion into a... Agent:

20110106239 - Stent and stent delivery device: A stent has a plurality of wavy annular members arranged adjacently to each other in an axial direction of the stent, with the adjacent wavy annular members connected with each other. Each of the wavy annular members has a plurality of one-end side bent portions each having an apex at... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110106240 - Large vessel stents and occluders: An endovascular stent for vascular vessels which can be used to occlude the vessel or which can be used to bridge damaged areas in the vessel. The endovascular stent comprising a stent that can be permanently expanded from a first diameter to a larger second diameter. The stent can be... Agent:

20110106241 - Compositions and methods for inhibiting sphingosine kinase: Amidine analogs that can inhibit the activity of sphingosine kinase 1 and sphingosine kinase 2 (SphK1 & SphK2) are provided. The compounds can prevent angiogenesis in tumor cells.... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20110106242 - Artificial blood vessel: An artificial blood vessel includes an artificial blood vessel body layer and a silicone layer. The artificial blood vessel body layer comprises an injection section, and the silicone layer is covered and mounted on an outer surface of the injection section. The artificial blood vessel body layer and the silicone... Agent:

20110106243 - Coating method for medical devices: The invention relates to a method for coating medical devices with a biocompatible protein coating.... Agent:

20110106244 - Medical apparatus for the therapeutic treatment of an insufficient cardiac valve: The present invention relates to a medical apparatus for the therapeutic treatment of an insufficient cardiac valve (3a, 3b). The aim of the present invention is to specify a medical apparatus which enables the therapeutic treatment of an insufficient cardiac valve, such as, for example, the mitral valve (3a) or... Agent:

20110106245 - Apparatus for guide-wire based advancement of a rotation assembly: Apparatus is provided for use with at least one tissue-adjustment device, including a tissue-engaging element having a distal portion configured to engage at least a first portion of tissue of a patient, and having a proximal portion. At least one docking station is coupled to the proximal portion of the... Agent: Valtech Cardio, Ltd.

20110106246 - Transapical delivery device and method of use: A delivery device for a stented heart valve comprises a handle, an inner catheter shaft extending from the handle and having an enlarged bumper element at a distal end, an outer catheter shaft extending from the handle and slidably coupled around the inner catheter shaft, and a retraction mechanism for... Agent:

20110106247 - Tissue anchor for annuloplasty device: Apparatus is provided for use with an implant, the apparatus including a tissue anchor, which comprises a distal tissue coupling element, which is configured to penetrate cardiac tissue, and a proximal implant-penetrating element configured to penetrate the implant. The proximal implant-penetrating element is shaped so as to define a passage... Agent: Valtech Cardio, Ltd.

20110106249 - Self supporting and forming breast implant and method for forming and supporting an implant in a human body: A surgical implant namely a tissue expander or adjustable implant having a synthetic mesh loosely attached to the surface. The mesh is elastic in all directions and the implant adjustable or expandable. The expandable implant is filled to an over filled volume into the surrounding tissue until a new capsule... Agent:

20110106248 - Soft-tissue implant having antibacterial effect: The invention relates to a soft-tissue implant for use in the medical field which has an antibacterial effect. The soft-tissue implant, which may for example be a breast implant, has at least one antibiotic substance bound to the implant surface in first and second configurations that release the antibiotic substance,... Agent:

20110106250 - Tissue engineering in vivo with vascularized scaffolds: The field of the present invention relates to a novel method for producing tissue or organ in a mammal by implanting in vivo a novel three dimensional biodegradable scaffold. The novel three dimensional biodegradable scaffolds overcome the barrier of developing large organs with tissue engineering.... Agent:

20110106251 - Valve device intended for being implanted in a dysfunctional larynx or a larynx prosthesis: The present invention relates to a valve device designed to be implanted in a dysfunctional larynx or in a prosthetic larynx, said device comprising a distal portion forming an annular support structure and a central portion forming an obturator, characterized in that said obturator comprises i) a peripheral part forming... Agent: Hopitaux Universitaires De Strasbourg (hus)

20110106253 - Tenodesis fixation method: A tendon anchoring device may include an implant having a pair of spaced apart legs for straddling a tendon. A push rod removably attached to the implant may be utilized to guide and push a portion of the tendon into a pre-drilled bore in a bone. A fixation member may... Agent:

20110106252 - Tenodesis system: A tendon anchoring device may include an implant having a pair of spaced apart legs for straddling a tendon. A push rod removably attached to the implant may be utilized to guide and push a portion of the tendon into a pre-drilled bore in a bone. A fixation member may... Agent:

20110106255 - Devices and methods for tissue engineering: A resorbable tissue scaffold fabricated from bioactive glass fiber forms a rigid three-dimensional porous matrix having a bioactive composition. Porosity in the form of interconnected pore space is provided by the space between the bioactive glass fiber in the porous matrix. Strength of the bioresorbable matrix is provided by bioactive... Agent: Bio2 Technologies, Inc.

20110106254 - Ossicular replacement prosthesis: r

20110106256 - Dynamic intervertebral implant: The implant includes two side walls resting against the vertebral end-plates and an intermediate wall joining the supporting walls. The implant can be deformed for insertion between the vertebrae to be treated to restore the attenuated mobility of the vertebrae, and includes mounting elements mounting on the vertebrae. The side... Agent: Paradigm Spine, LLC

20110106257 - Dynamic intervertebral implant: The implant includes two side walls resting against the vertebral end-plates and an intermediate wall joining the supporting walls. The implant can be deformed for insertion between the vertebrae to be treated to restore the attenuated mobility of the vertebrae, and includes mounting elements mounting on the vertebrae. The side... Agent: Paradigm Spine, LLC

20110106258 - End cap for a vertebral implant: An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with at least one base section and an end cap. The end cap is adapted for selective positioning on a base section via rotational adjustment of the end cap. The end cap comprises an exterior contact surface that... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110106260 - Flexible vertebral spacer: A flexible implant system for positioning a flexible spacer between adjacent vertebrae including and interbody spacer and an insertion instrument. The interbody spacer including a central axis, a lateral axis, a top surface positioned generally parallel to the central axis and a plurality of hinge sections extending generally perpendicular to... Agent:

20110106264 - Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation implant suited for minimally invasive deployment. A nucleus augmentation component may be included. The anulus augmentation implant shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosus and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are... Agent: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.

20110106262 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs having substantially rigid end plates 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:

20110106259 - Self-pivoting spinal implant and associated instrumentation: An intervertebral implant includes an insertion end, an opposing engagement end, and first and second opposed main surfaces configured to contact respective adjacent vertebral endplates. Each of the first and second main surfaces has an anterior edge, a posterior edge, and extends between the insertion and engagement ends. Anterior and... Agent: Synthes Usa, L.L.C.

20110106263 - Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods: A prosthetic device for insertion into a spondylosed intervertebral space is provided. The prosthetic device includes a first component having a first flange for longitudinally engaging a first vertebra during longitudinal insertion therein, and a second component having a second flange for longitudinally engaging a second vertebra during longitudinal insertion... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110106261 - System and method for an intervertebral implant assembly: An intervertebral implant assembly includes and inserter tool and an implant having a U-shaped body shaped and dimensioned to be placed between two adjacent vertebras. The U-shaped body comprises a rounded front end, an open back end, first and second elongated components extending from the rounded front end, forming the... Agent: Spinefrontier, Inc

20110106265 - Prosthesis for simulating natural kinematics:

20110106266 - Scapular component of a shoulder joint prosthesis: Scapular component of a shoulder joint prosthesis, having a base plate (11) anchorable to the scapula and, affixable to the base plate, a joint surface member (12) which defines either an anatomical (concave, 13) joint surface or a reverse (convex, 33) joint surface. On the rear side (14) of the... Agent: Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ag

20110106267 - Shoulder prosthesis adjustable humeral head mechanism: A shoulder prosthesis. The shoulder prosthesis includes a head having a cavity. The head further includes a first bearing surface configured to mate with a second bearing surface of a glenoid. The shoulder prosthesis also includes a stem having a recess defined therein, and the stem configured to be received... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110106268 - Prosthesis for cemented fixation and method for 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: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110106269 - Carpometacarpal (cmc) joint arthoplasty implants and related jigs, medical kits and methods: Thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint implants include a trapezium implant defining an articulating surface and a cooperating first metacarpal implant with a base portion of the first metacarpal defining an articulating surface. The first metacarpal base articulating-surface is configured to articulate against the trapezium implant articulating surface.... Agent:

20110106270 - Modular trial mechanism: A prosthetic trial for a joint prosthesis includes a stem having a proximal section and a distal section for implantation in a bone. A body includes a channel receiving at least the proximal section of the stem. A locking mechanism is at least partially disposed within the body. The locking... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110106271 - Ball and socket assembly: A ball and socket assembly including a ball component with a notch formed therein. The socket is a one-piece structure including an opening sized to receive the ball component.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20110106272 - Devices and methods for tissue engineering: A resorbable tissue scaffold fabricated from bioactive glass fiber forms a rigid three-dimensional porous matrix having a bioactive composition. Porosity in the form of interconnected pore space is provided by the space between the bioactive glass fiber in the porous matrix. Strength of the bioresorbable matrix is provided by bioactive... Agent: Bio2 Technologies, Inc.

20110106273 - Gastrointestinal prostheses having partial bypass configurations: A system of components may be used separately or in combination to create partial bypass of food, stomach and intestinal secretions and digestive enzymes. The systems are designed to be modular so as to allow the physicians to quickly replace certain elements to tailor the amount of material bypassed, the... Agent: Metamodix, Inc.

20110106274 - System and method for motion-controlled foot unit: A system and method associated with the movement of a limb. In one example, the system, such as a prosthetic or orthotic system, includes an actuator that actively controls, or adjusts, the angle between a foot unit and a lower limb member. A processing module may control movement of the... Agent: Ossur Hf

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