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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor August inventions list 08/11

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08/25/2011 > 41 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. inventions list

20110208286 - Catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations: An improved stent design and stent delivery catheter assembly for repairing a main vessel and a side branch vessel forming a bifurcation. The stent includes rings aligned along a common longitudinal axis and connected by links, where the stent has one or more portals for aligning with and partially expanding... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110208284 - Protective sleeve for a medical device, system comprising a protective sleeve and a medical device, and a method for the production thereof: A protective sleeve for a medical device including a main body which has a distal end and a proximal end and on the lateral surface of which at least one stop element is disposed, which during insertion of the protective sleeve into an introducer limits the insertion depth of the... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20110208285 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system comprising a catheter having an inner tube and an outer tube surrounding the inner tube; a balloon having a proximal end fixed to the outer tube a distal end fixed to the inner tube and an interior including a proximal portion and distal portion, a stent... Agent:

20110208283 - Transcatheter valve structure and methods for valve delivery: A valved stent including a stent structure having a generally tubular body portion with an interior area, a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis; a valve structure including a plurality of leaflets and positioned within the interior area of the stent structure; and an invertible structure extending... Agent:

20110208287 - Stent delivery catheter with balloon control bands: A stent delivery catheter including a catheter tubing defining a lumen therethrough, a balloon disposed near a distal end of the catheter tubing and moving between deflated and inflated states, and proximal and distal balloon control bands concentrically arranged around respective proximal and distal end portions of the balloon. The... Agent: Svelte Medical Systems, Inc.

20110208288 - Stents and stent grafts: Elastic compressible stents have a plurality of proximal and distal apices joined by struts that are essentially straight. The stent can have a polygonal cross-sectional shape, such as a dodecahedron shape. Elastic compressible stents can be made by a method that includes winding stent wire around an outer surface of... Agent:

20110208289 - Flexible stent-grafts: A stent-graft includes a graft and annular stent springs, including first, second, and third tapered stent springs, coupled to a generally tubular portion of the graft. Each of the tapered springs include stent cells that circumferentially taper to a set of one or more circumferentially-adjacent narrowest stent cells within the... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20110208290 - Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient: The present invention relates to a stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient. Specifically, the present invention relates to an expandable stent for an endoprosthesis used in the treatment of a narrowing of a cardiac valve and/or... Agent:

20110208291 - Bistable spring construction for a stent and other medical apparatus: The present invention is directed to bistable cells and their use in devices, particularly medical devices such as stents, clamps and valves. An expandable stent formed of a plurality of bistable cells is described. The stent has two or more stable configurations, including a first stable configuration with a first... Agent: Nexeon Medsystems, Inc.

20110208292 - Hinged sheath assembly and method of use: A sheath assembly is provided for protecting a stent mounted on a catheter. An inner tubular member is positioned over the stent without longitudinal movement of the inner tubular member along the stent surface thereby eliminating the possibility of scraping or scratching a drug coating or polymer coating on the... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20110208293 - Catheter-based heart valve therapy system with sizing balloon: A catheter-based heart valve therapy system, includes a stented heart valve prosthesis including a stent frame having a valvular contact region that is configured to make contact with a heart valve and nearby anatomy of a patient. A sizing balloon includes a first region having a shape in an inflated... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110208294 - Bioabsorbable medical device with coating: A biodegradable, bioabsorbable medical device with a coating for capturing progenitor endothelial cells in vivo and delivering a therapeutic agent at the site of implantation. The coating on the medical device is provided with a biabsorbable polymer composition such as a bioabsorbable polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, and a copolymer or... Agent: Orbusneich Medical, Inc.

20110208296 - Catheter assembly with valve crimping accessories: Catheter assemblies including a handle assembly located on the proximal end of the catheter assembly and a distal tip assembly located on the distal end of the catheter assembly. A crimping funnel is slidably positioned along the catheter. The crimping funnel includes a distal end having a first diameter and... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.

20110208295 - 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:

20110208297 - Mitral prosthesis and methods for implantation:

20110208298 - Mitral prosthesis and methods for implantation: Apparatus and methods are provided, including a mitral valve prosthesis for implantation at a native mitral valve complex of a subject. The prosthesis includes an inner support structure having a downstream section, and an upstream section, the upstream section having a cross-sectional area greater than the downstream section, the inner... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd

20110208299 - Implantable valve prosthesis and method for manufacturing such a valve: The invention relates to an implantable valve prosthesis, optionally comprising a support structure and at least one valve leaflet. The valve prosthesis comprises a material structure of unidirectional reinforcing elements of drawn ultra high molecular weight polyolefin, extending in at least two directions, wherein the modulus of elasticity of the... Agent:

20110208300 - Corneal onlay devices and methods: A corneal only is configured to adhere to the cornea so as to inhibit epithelial growth under the onlay. Structures can be provided on the onlay to adhere the onlay to the eye. At least one of an epithelial layer or the water inhibiting layer can be provided on or... Agent: Forsight Labs. LLC

20110208301 - Fluid for accommodating intraocular lenses: Fluids incorporated into intraocular lenses and their methods of use. In some embodiments the fluids are silicone oils, and in some embodiments they are used in accommodating intraocular lenses.... Agent:

20110208302 - Reconstructive breast prostheses: A reconstructive breast prosthesis suitable for implantation into a void in a breast following a lumpectomy procedure in which a body of tissue is excised from the breast, the reconstructive breast prosthesis including an implant body at least generally configured to assume an implant shape corresponding to the shape of... Agent: Implite Ltd.

20110208303 - Implantable device having osseointegrating protuberances: A housing for an implantable device for mounting to a patient's bone is disclosed. The housing comprises one or more surfaces, wherein at least one of the surfaces is substantially orthogonal to an implant axis and is configured to abut the patient's bone, and a first osseointegrating protuberance extending from... Agent:

20110208304 - Laser based metal deposition lbmd of antimicrobials to implant surfaces: A method is provided for depositing a hard wear resistant surface onto a porous or non-porous base material of a medical implant. The wear resistant surface of the medical implant device may be formed by a Laser Based Metal Deposition (LBMD) method such as Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS). The... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20110208305 - Composite bone grafts, particulate bone-calcium sulfate constructs, and methods of treating joint injuries: A solid implantable bone construct (12) shaped like a cylinder, a cone, or a frustum, for anchoring ligament implants. The bone construct (12) can include a bone component and a biocompatible solid component. The bone component can include particulate bone of between 75 and 600 microns, powdered bone of 75... Agent: University Of Miami

20110208306 - Tissue spacer implant, implant tool, and methods of use thereof: Tissue spacer implants, surgical distraction instruments, surgical insertion tools, coupling devices, surgical kits, surgical methods for distraction, and methods for coupling bodies are disclosed. The tissue spacer implants include a first end member, a second end member, and an intermediate spacer member having a coupling mechanism adapted to couple the... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.

20110208314 - Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies: An apparatus and method for supporting upper and lower vertebral bodies, including first and second end members adapted for engagement with the vertebral bodies, and at least one elongate support member coupled between the end members to maintain an axial space between the vertebral bodies. In one aspect of the... Agent:

20110208312 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws, zero-profile horizontal intervertebral miniplates, expansile intervertebral body fusion devices, and posterior motion-calibrating interarticulating joint stapling device for spinal fusion: An apparatus and method for joining members together using a self-drilling screw apparatus or stapling apparatus are disclosed. The screw apparatus includes a shell and first and second first screw members having tapered ends and threaded bodies that are disposed within the shell. A drive mechanism rotatably drives the first... Agent:

20110208311 - Device for securing an impalnt to tissue: An implant device is provided for implantation within an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae comprising an implant body, a rotatable portion and a piercing portion configured to pierce the adjacent vertebra.... Agent:

20110208309 - Spinal fusion implant and related methods: A spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction adapted to be introduced into any variety of spinal target sites, in particular the lumbar spine via a transforaminal surgical approach.... Agent: Nuvasive Inc.

20110208313 - Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock: An interbody spinal fusion implant made of a material other than bone adapted for placement across an intervertebral space formed across the height of a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant has a leading end that is curved to form a portion of a circle from side... Agent:

20110208308 - Tissue prosthesis insertion system and method: A tissue prosthesis insertion system (80) includes a first assembly (10) comprising a plurality of nested tubes (12), one of the tubes being a carrier tube (14) which, in use, receives a component (16) of a tissue prosthesis at a distal end of the carrier tube (14). A magnetic mount... Agent: Columna Pty Ltd

20110208307 - Total disc replacement with w-shaped spring elements: An intervertebral implant for mounting between superior and inferior vertebrae includes first and second endplates and an inlay. The first endplate has a first vertebra engagement surface and a first inner surface. The first vertebra engagement surface is mounted to the superior vertebra in an implant positions. The second endplate... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110208310 - Ultrasonic weldable spinal implants and related methods: A spinal implant for augmenting or supporting a patient's spine including vertebrae and intervertebral discs includes a first component constructed of a thermoplastic material and a second component constructed of the thermoplastic material. The first and second components are configured for implantation into the spine such that the first component... Agent:

20110208315 - Knee arthrodesis implant: A knee arthrodesis implant has a femur nail inserted in the bone marrow canal of the femur, and a tibia nail inserted in the bone marrow canal of the tibia, the nails being rigidly connected to each other by a connecting means. The problem of providing a knee arthrodesis implant... Agent: Merete Medical Gmbh

20110208316 - Latent mobile bearing for prosthetic device: A prosthetic device for an anatomical feature includes a prosthetic member able to be fixed to the anatomical feature. The device also includes a bearing including a bearing surface able to support an articulating surface for articulation thereon. Additionally, the device includes a bearing restraining member that limits movement of... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110208317 - Subtalar arthroereisis implant apparatus and treatment method: A device and method of manufacturing and implanting a custom subtalar arthroereisis implant having side surfaces which are mirrored in topography with the sinus tarsi of a patient. The implant is formed using images of the patient standing in a weight bearing position with their sinus tarsi and the surrounding... Agent:

20110208318 - Prosthetic element: A removable prosthetic element having an elongated stem with a smooth outer surface, a portion of which defines, when the element is implanted in a subject, a contact interface between the stem and surrounding bone and/or fibrous tissue. One or more longitudinal guide channels in the form of longitudinal circular... Agent:

20110208319 - Blood filtering device and method: A device for filtering blood is provided herein. The device includes a device body configured for at least partial implantation within a marrow of a bone and a filter disposed on or within the device body and being for filtering blood flowing through the marrow.... Agent: Clil Medical Ltd.

20110208320 - Abdominal wall treatment devices: Devices and methods for treating or repairing openings in an body wall are provided. The devices and methods can include acellular tissue matrices. The tissue matrices can be positioned within the abdominal opening and can be used to close the opening.... Agent: Lifecell Corporation

20110208321 - Polymeric prosthetic liner with controlled stretch characteristics: A controlled-stretch prosthetic liner comprising a polymeric material covered with at least a stretch-controlling fabric. Certain liner types, such as below knee (BK) liners, may also include a panel of more stretchable fabric so as to prevent any interference with knee flexion. The polymeric material of the liner may also... Agent: The Ohio Willow Wood Company

20110208322 - Joints for prosthetic, orthotic and/or robotic devices: An artificial foot device may include a talus body, a core operatively coupled with the talus body by a first joint, and a toe operatively coupled with the core by a second joint. A vertical restraint link between the toe and the core and provides a coupling for the second... Agent: Tensegrity Prosthetics Inc.

20110208323 - Metatarsal joint shape for prosthetic foot and control mechanism and system for same: A prosthetic foot can include a plate-like foot member extending along a longitudinal axis between an anterior end generally corresponding to a toe portion of a foot to a posterior end, and a metatarsal hinge comprising an elongate groove extending between medial and lateral edges of the foot member. The... Agent: Ossur Hf

  
08/18/2011 > 23 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. inventions list

20110202123 - Anatomic needle system: A needle system for providing fluidic and/or instrument access to an internal body structure. Exemplary embodiments may include non-linear needles having anatomically appropriate lengths and curvatures. Some exemplary embodiments may include a pivotable base, which may assist in stabilizing the needle system with respect to a body structure and/or may... Agent: P Tech, LLC

20110202122 - Stent: A stent includes a stent body in which struts are joined mutually while intersecting and which is formed tubularly as a whole, and a drug coat layer on the outer surface of the struts. The strut has a bend which is deformed as the stent body expands/contracts in the radial... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110202124 - Apparatus and methods for creating a venous valve from autologous tissue: An implantable prosthesis for percutaneous placement within a vein that forces opposing portions of the vessel wall of a vein together to create a new valve of autologous vein tissue to be operable to alternate between a valve closed configuration and a valve open configuration. When in a preset closed... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110202125 - Artificial stent and its preparation method: An artificial stent and its preparation method. The artificial stent comprises a stent body and a coating on it. The artificial stent is characterized in that the coating comprises a drug-loaded layer containing silk fibroin and a drug. The drug-loaded layer has a microporous structure substantially consists of silk fibroin... Agent: Microport Medical (shanghai)co., Ltd.

20110202126 - Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical device with different types of bioceramic particles: Implantable medical devices fabricated from polymer/bioceramic composites with different types of bioceramic particles are disclosed.... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20110202127 - Apparatus and methods for creating a venous valve from autologous tissue: An implantable prosthesis for percutaneous placement within a vein that forces opposing portions of the vessel wall of a vein together to create a new valve of autologous vein tissue to be operable to alternate between a valve closed configuration and a valve open configuration. When in a preset closed... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110202128 - Distal tip assembly for a heart valve delivery catheter: A catheter assembly according to the present invention includes a handle assembly, an introducer sheath, and a distal tip assembly. The distal tip assembly can include first and second retaining sleeves and a slotted tip with a non-traumatic tip guard positioned at the proximal end of the slotted tip. The... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110202129 - Improved artificial valve: The invention discloses an artificial valve (10, 20) for implantation in a mammal aorta or heart as an auxiliary aortic valve in addition to an aortic valve. The artificial valve (10, 20) comprises at least a first (12,17) moving part adapted to be able to move to assume an open... Agent: Milux Holding S.a.

20110202130 - Method and system for long term adjustment of an implantable device: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for adjusting an implant, such as a mitral valve ring, over the long term without having to enter a patient's body. The long term adjustment system can include a magnet, or other magnetic material, that is functionally connected to the adjustment... Agent: St. Jude Medical Cardiology Divison Inc.

20110202131 - Heart help device, system, and method: The present invention relates to an implantable device for improving the pump function of the heart of a human patient by applying an external force on the heart muscle. The implantable device comprises at least one implantable pump device comprising: A fluid, A first reservoir having a first volume and... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110202132 - Visual prosthesis implant: A visual prosthesis implant (1) is provided which comprises an SIMD-based processor array (6) adapted for receiving image signals from an image sensor (5) and outputting processed signals, and a bio-compatible electrode implant (7) receiving the processed signals and adapted for coupling to neurons. Using the SIMD-based processor array (6)... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20110202133 - Devices for introduction into a body via a substantially straight conduit to form a predefined curved configuration, and methods employing such devices: A device for introduction into a body in a straight configuration and assuming within the body a predefined curved configuration, includes an elongated element formed from a number of segments interconnected so as to form effective hinges therebetween. When the elongated element is confined to a straight state, the effective... Agent: Nonliner Technologies Ltd.

20110202134 - Coated substrate with properties of keratinous tissue: Article of manufacture comprising a substrate and a coating layer. The coating layer comprises at least one coating material, and is stably affixed to the substrate to form a stable, coated surface. The coated surface has a texture that mimics the topography of mammalian keratinous tissue and demonstrates at least... Agent:

20110202136 - Articulating spinal implant: A spinal implant and method of implanting a spinal implant that has a spacer and a plate configured to be fastened to a plurality of vertebral bodies. The plate is coupled to the spacer, with the spacer and the plate being angularly adjustable with respect to each other.... Agent: Seaspine, Inc.

20110202137 - Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs: Devices and methods for treating a damaged intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. The present invention provides disc reinforcement therapy (DRT) which involves implanting one or more reinforcement members in and preferably around the annulus of the disc. The reinforcement members may be used to stabilize the... Agent: Anulex Technologies, Inc.

20110202135 - Expandable spinal interbody cage and methods: An implantable device assembly including a bone fusion cage assembly having first and second housing members and a biasing member. The first housing member defines a first contact surface. The second housing member defines a second contact surface that faces generally opposite the first contact surface. The biasing member is... Agent: Lanx, Inc.

20110202138 - Method and apparatus for force redistribution in articular joints: Pathologies of joints arising from improper force distributions are addressed by displacement of targeted connective and muscle tissues surrounding the joint in order to realign force vectors and alter moment arms loading the joint.... Agent: The Foundry LLC

20110202139 - Prosthetic device with damper: A prosthetic joint assembly supports articulation of a joint. The joint assembly includes a first component configured to be fixed to an anatomical feature. The first component includes a first impact surface and a second component that engages the first component. The second component includes a second impact surface that... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110202140 - Load bearing implants with engineered gradient stiffness and associated systems and methods: Implants are made of materials having asymmetric modulus gradients. For example, an implant, such as a hip implant, is made of a material having a stiffness gradient between a proximal portion near a hip joint and a distal portion extending downward into the marrow of the femur. Among other benefits,... Agent: University Of Washington

20110202141 - Method and apparatus for augmenting bone defects: A bone augment for repairing a bone defect. The bone augment includes a porous body and a metallic liner. The porous body defines a bore and is configured to be intraoperatively shaped to correspond to the bone defect. The metallic liner is injection molded within the bore such that portions... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110202142 - Biologically derived composite tissue engineering: The present application is directed to engineering of tissues, especially composite tissues such as a joint. Various aspects of the application provide tissue modules and methods of fabrication and use thereof. Some embodiments provide a tissue module that can be fabricated to be substantially similar in anatomic internal and external... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20110202143 - Socket liner for artificial limb: A hypobarically-controlled artificial limb for amputees includes a single socket with a volume and shape to receive a substantial portion of the residual limb. A sealed cavity is formed between the socket and the residual limb. The wearer may use a liner over the residual limb for comfort. A vacuum... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare, Lp

20110202144 - Novel enhanced methods for mimicking human gait with prosthetic knee devices: The present invention relates to a prosthetic device including a prosthetic joint which accurately transitions between a loose mode and a stiff mode to more accurately mimic a human gait. The prosthetic joint includes a state controller which utilizes a sensor to detect prosthetic joint movement data, and compares it... Agent:

  
08/11/2011 > 45 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. inventions list

20110196467 - Blood vessel wrap: A wrap (20) for securing about a blood vessel (36) by encasing a section of the vessel. The wrap (20) being of thin flexible construction having two ends (22, 24) and two sides (26, 28). The wrap (20) is more elastic or stretchable at, near, or along at least some... Agent: Sunshine Heart Company Pty Ltd

20110196468 - Intravascular devices for treating blood vessels and a method of using such devices: A medical implant for occluding a blood vessel. The medical implant comprises a cup shaped elastic blood impermeable membrane sized and shaped for substantially occluding a lumen of a blood vessel, at least one scaffolding element mounted, sized and shaped for being attached at least one blood clot forming in... Agent: V.v.t. Mediclal Ltd.

20110196471 - Delivery of a stent at an elevated temperature: Methods and systems of delivering a stent at an elevated temperature are disclosed herein.... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20110196470 - Laser ablated elastomer sheath profiles to enable stent securement: The stent placement dilation balloon assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end, a distal end portion, and a proximal end, a balloon mounted to, about, and around the distal end portion of the catheter. The assembly further includes an elastic sheath positioned about and around the balloon. The outer... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110196469 - Navigation guide wire through an anatomical structure having branched ducts: A navigation guide wire has a proximal portion with a first flexural rigidity, a distal portion with a second flexural rigidity greater than or equal to the first flexural rigidity, and an intermediate potion with a third flexural rigidity substantially less that both said first and second flexural rigidities. This... Agent: Evr Medical S.ar.l.

20110196473 - Methods for making an encapsulated stent and intraluminal delivery thereof: A method for making an encapsulated stent includes providing a first seamless unsintered ePTFE tube, providing a second seamless sintered ePTFE tube, positioning a self-expanding stent between the first and second ePTFE tubes to form an assembly, disposing an ePTFE interlayer member between the first and second ePTFE tubes, and... Agent: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20110196472 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a self-expandable stent, a shaft section having a guide wire lumen, and a sheath having distal portion containing the stent. The stent is located at a position which is on the shaft section and near the distal end of the shaft section. The stent delivery... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110196474 - Magnetically sensitive drug carriers for treatment or targeted delivery: Compositions of matter comprising a magnetically sensitive drug carrier and a related drug as well as methods for administering these compositions and causing them to localize within the patient using an internal or external magnetic field are described.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110196475 - Stent for placement in living body, and stent delivery system: A stent includes a plurality of first wave-shaped struts extending in the axial direction of the stent and arranged in the circumferential direction of the stent, a plurality of second wave-shaped struts each located between the first wave-shaped struts, and one or more connecting struts each interconnecting the first wave-shaped... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110196476 - Improved artificial valve: The invention discloses an artificial valve (10, 20, 30, 50) for implantation in a mammal body, in or adjacent to a mammal blood vessel, comprising a casing (12, 37, 61) and a closing mechanism, with at least part of said closing mechanism being a first moving part (11; 21, 22;... Agent: Milux Holdings S.a.

20110196477 - Methods and apparatus for treatment of aneurysms adjacent branch arteries: A polymer coating/ring is employed to aid in the sealing and connection of modular elements used in body flow lumens for the exclusion and bypass of diseased regions of the flow lumen, such as where aneurysm occurs adjacent to branching blood vessels.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110196478 - Devices and methods for lumen treatment: Devices and methods for lumen treatment are provided. According to aspects illustrated herein, there is provided an endoprosthesis that includes an internal layer designed to provide a negative electric field directed endoluminally; an external layer designed to provide a positive electric field directed exoluminally; and one or more intermediate layers... Agent: Beoptima Inc.

20110196479 - Coated implantable medical device: A coated implantable medical device includes a structure adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one coating layer posited on one surface of the structure; and at least one layer of a bioactive material posited on at least a portion... Agent: Med Institute, Inc.

20110196480 - Post-operative adjustment tool, minimally invasive attachment apparatus, and adjustable tricuspid ring: An implantable device system for controlling the dimensions of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implantable devices are disclosed which employ various mechanisms for adjusting and maintaining the size of an orifice to which they are attached.... Agent:

20110196481 - Artificial valve: An artificial valve (5; 10; 20; 30; 50) for implantation in a body, in or adjacent to a blood vessel, comprising a casing (12; 37; 61) and an opening and closing mechanism, at least part of said mechanism being a moving part (11; 21, 22; 31, 32, 33; 51) adapted... Agent: Milux Holdings S.a.

20110196482 - Improved artificial valve: An artificial valve (5; 10; 20; 30; 50) for implantation in a mammal body, in or adjacent to a blood vessel, comprising a casing (12; 37; 61) and a closing mechanism. Part of the closing mechanism is a moving part (11; 21, 22; 31, 32, 33; 51) adapted to make... Agent: Milux Holding S.a.

20110196483 - Heart help device, system, and method: An implantable heart help device adapted for implantation in a human patient is provided. The device comprising a fixating member adapted to fixate said device to a part of the human body comprising bone. Further a method of fixating an implantable heart help device in a human patient is provided.... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110196484 - Heart help method: An implantable heart help method for implantation in a human patient is provided. The device comprising a fixating member adapted to fixate said device to a part of the human body comprising bone. A method of fixating an implantable heart help device in a human patient is provided. The method... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110196485 - Heart help device, system, and method: An implantable device for improving the pump function of the heart of a human patient by applying an external force on the heart muscle is provided. The device comprises at least one heart contacting organ. The heart contacting organ is adapted to be movable to change the position of said... Agent:

20110196486 - Heart help device, system, and method: A medical device for assisting a function of the heart is provided. The heart is placed in the thorax, the thoracic diaphragm is dividing the thorax from the abdomen and the pericardium is surrounding the heart and is attached to the thoracic diaphragm at a pericardial contacting section of the... Agent: Milux Holdings Sa

20110196487 - Intraocular implants and related kits and methods: Devices, methods and kits are described for reducing intraocular pressure. The devices include a support that is implantable within Schlemm's canal and that may restore or maintain at least partial patency of the canal without substantially interfering with transmural or transluminal fluid flow across the canal. The devices utilize the... Agent: Sight Sciences, Inc.

20110196489 - Biocompatible structures and compositions: Described herein are material compositions including various textures which when implanted in a mammal encourage an optimal biological response.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110196488 - Degradation resistant implantable materials and methods: Methods are provided for making materials suitable for implantation in a mammal. The methods include the steps of providing a base material having a desirable surface topography, such as a polyurethane foam, contacting the base member with a silicone-based fluid material to form a coating, and allowing the coating to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110196490 - Single tunnel, double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction methods and devices are designed to achieve an anatomically accurate double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by using a single femoral and tibial tunnel. The method and devices reconstruct the two bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament in a single femoral and tibial tunnel using a... Agent:

20110196491 - Bone prosthesis: Method and apparatus for replacing part of a bone with a prosthesis. The prosthesis may comprise a head configured to replace an end portion of a first bone and to articulate with an adjacent second bone. The prosthesis also may comprise a stem configured to be disposed in a bore... Agent: Acumed LLC

20110196492 - Bone anchoring systems: Embodiments relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of deliveπng same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide increased pull-out resistance, stability and/or contact with tissue involving a reduced amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and... Agent: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.

20110196493 - Cage system to anterior lumbar intervertebral fusion: An implant for the human body, and in particular to an implant suitable for placement between two adjacent vertebrae of the spine, the implant having a cage to allow for bone growth in and around the cage.... Agent:

20110196495 - Implant system and method: In various embodiments, an implant for interfacing with a bone structure includes a web structure including a space truss. The space truss includes two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes and the web structure is configured to interface with human bone tissue. In... Agent: 4-web Spine, Inc.

20110196496 - Interbody fusion device: An interbody spacer includes concave lateral surfaces extending at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis. In one aspect, the interbody spacer includes upper and lower convex surfaces defined by an arc extending from a center point offset from the spacer midpoint. In another aspect, lateral edges of the... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110196501 - Interbody spinal implant inductively coupled to an external power supply: An electrical bone growth promotion apparatus for the delivery of electrical current to an implant surgically implanted between adjacent bone masses to promote bone growth to areas adjacent to the implant is disclosed. The apparatus of the present invention comprises a self contained implant having a surgically implantable, renewable power... Agent:

20110196498 - Intervertebral disk prosthesis: An intervertebral disk prosthesis is disclosed. The intervertebral disk prosthesis is has a base plate, a top plate opposite the base plate, and an intervening core located between the top plate and base plate. One of the plates has a first concave contact face facing the core, which has a... Agent: Biedermann Motech Gmbh

20110196497 - Method and system for fusing a spinal region: A method and system for fusing a region in the spine involve the use of at least one guide tube to pass instruments and substances into the spinal region in a minimally invasive manner. In the preferred practice of the method, a guide tube is anchored to a vertebra and... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20110196494 - Percutaneous interbody spine fusion devices, nuclear support device, spine fracture support device, delivery tools, percutaneous off-angle bone stapling/nailing fixation device and methods of use: Percutaneous interbody spine fusion devices are provided. These devices may have a number of different designs and exemplary features. One device consists of a single rotating hollow cam cage with perforations (with or without fixation anchors) and a delivery tool. Another device consists of a counter-rotating cam cage (with or... Agent: Osteo Innovations LLC

20110196500 - Spacer device and insertion instrument for use in anterior cervical fixation surgery: An intervertebral spacer has curvate upper and lower rough surfaces that stimulate bone growth and is formed from a porous material that facilitates bone growth thereinto. The spacer has a plurality of smooth linear grooves to facilitate insertion of the spacer into an intervertebral space using a spacer insertion tool... Agent: Spinecore, Inc.

20110196499 - Systems and methods for treating vertebral bodies: Systems and methods treat at least two vertebral bodies in a spinal column. The systems and methods make use of first and second tool assemblies operable to treat an interior region of, respectively, a first vertebral body and a second vertebral body in the spinal column. The systems and methods... Agent: Kyphon Sarl

20110196502 - Methods of using water-soluble inorganic compounds for implants: A method for controlling generation of biologically desirable voids in a composition placed in proximity to bone or other tissue in a patient by selecting at least one water-soluble inorganic material having a desired particle size and solubility, and mixing the water-soluble inorganic material with at least one poorly-water-soluble or... Agent:

20110196503 - Modular joint prosthesis: The invention relates to modular joint prostheses, comprising a curved head part and/or a shaft-like shaped shaft part, to the conical pins of which a slip-on joint ball is attached, and comprising a nail which can be inserted into the bone marrow canal of the long bone and has a... Agent: Merete Medical Gmbh

20110196504 - Stomach peristalsis device and method: The invention relates to an implantable stomach prosthesis for surgically replacing or augmenting all or part of the antrum and/or pylorus of a stomach. The prosthesis controls the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine. The prosthesis may be configured to churn ingested material and release it... Agent:

20110196505 - Artificial stomach: An artificial stomach for replacing the normal stomach of a patient comprises a food reservoir adapted to collect food, an inlet connected to a first opening of the food reservoir and further being adapted to upstream connect to the patient's gastrointestinal tract, and an outlet connected to a second opening... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110196506 - Artificial stomach: An artificial stomach for replacing the normal stomach of a patient comprises a food reservoir adapted to collect food, an inlet connected to a first opening of the food reservoir and further being adapted to upstream connect to the patient's gastrointestinal tract, and an outlet connected to a second opening... Agent: Milux Holdings Sa

20110196507 - Medical stent and related methods: A medical stent is sized for placement in a ureter. The stent includes a first section which includes a first material, defines a lumen, and includes a first coil completing at least one revolution. A second section of the stent includes a second material, defines a lumen, and includes a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110196508 - Cartilage repair mixture containing allograft chondrocytes: The invention is directed toward a sterile cartilage defect implant material comprising milled lyophilized allograft cartilage pieces ranging from 0.01 mm to 1.0 mm in size in a bioabsorbable carrier taken from a group consisting of sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid and its derivatives, gelatin, collagen, chitosan, alginate, buffered PBS, Dextran... Agent:

20110196509 - Hydraulic apparatus with direct torque control: A hydraulic apparatus has a cam body rotatable about an axis and with at least two mirror image involute cam surfaces on opposing sides of the axis. Hydraulic actuators on opposing sides of the axis have a linearly extendable ram and a hydraulic cylinder. A fluid supply line is provided... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC

20110196511 - Method of donning a prosthetic limb: An elevated vacuum locking system for prosthetic limb. An exemplary embodiment may include a plunger pin mounted to a flexible liner and including a through passage between a location proximate the exterior of the liner and a distal end of the plunger pin; a locking mechanism mounted within the distal... Agent:

20110196510 - Plunger pin and manifold for a prosthetic limb: An elevated vacuum locking system for prosthetic limb. An exemplary embodiment may include a plunger pin mounted to a flexible liner and including a through passage between a location proximate the exterior of the liner and a distal end of the plunger pin; a locking mechanism mounted within the distal... Agent:

  
08/04/2011 > 47 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. inventions list

20110190867 - Directional expansion of intraluminal devices: Methods and devices useful, for example, in the field of angioplasty and stenting are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods, devices and kits are configured for directional expansion inside a lumen, for example of a blood vessel obstructed by plaque. In some embodiments, the directional expansion displaces the plaque in... Agent:

20110190861 - Luminal prosthesis: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of axially arranged radially expandable stent segments 22,23 having coupling parts 20,21 for coupling of the segments 22,23. The segments 22,23 are movable between a collapsed delivery configuration in which the coupling parts 20,21 of the segments are interengaged and a deployed configuration in... Agent:

20110190865 - Mechanically expandable delivery and dilation systems: A stent delivery system, a dilator system and a method for implanting a stent are provided. The stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, a lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the shaft.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110190866 - Polymeric, degradable drug-eluting stents and coatings: Absorbable stents and absorbable stent coatings have been developed with improved properties. These devices preferably comprise biocompatible copolymers or homopolymers of 4-hydroxybutyrate, and optionally poly-L-lactic acid and other absorbable polymers and additives. Compositions of these materials can be used to make absorbable stents that provide advantageous radial strengths, resistance to... Agent: Tepha, Inc.

20110190864 - Stent and stent delivery system with improved deliverability: Stent delivery systems having improved deliverability comprising an elongate member having an inflation lumen and a guidewire lumen therein; a balloon having an interior that is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen; and a stent comprising a coating mounted on the balloon. Methods for making stent delivery systems having... Agent: Micell Technologies, Inc.

20110190862 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system comprises a stent having a first connector disposed on a stent proximal end, and a pusher wire having a second connector disposed on a pusher wire distal end, wherein the first and second connectors are configured to releasably attach to each other.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110190863 - Therapeutic balloon with systemic drug loss protection and controlled particle size release: Systemic drug loss protection devices are disclosed. The drug loss protection device includes a balloon and a drug particulate filter. The drug particulate filter has a plurality of openings and is configured to selectively permit transmission of drug particulates through the filter. Consequently, the size of the openings in the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110190868 - Radiopaque reinforcing member: A reinforcement member (10) for a fenestration in a stent graft (30) comprises a composite wire (12) formed from wire strands of at least two types (14, 16, 18). A first type of wire strand comprises a metal alloy with shape memory characteristics and a second type of wire strand... Agent:

20110190870 - Covered stent for vascular closure: A stent assembly includes a stent, a covering on at least a portion of the stent, and a string encircling at least a portion of the covering. The string is releasably engaged to the covering or stent or both the covering and the stent. The string can be adhered to... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110190871 - Crush recoverable polymer scaffolds: A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold, after being deployed by the balloon, provides a crush recovery of about 90% after the diameter of the scaffold has been pinched or crushed by 50%. The scaffold has a pattern including an... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110190869 - Endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis, particularly an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having a basic structure that is preferably configured in the shape of a hollow cylinder, preferably configured as a basic lattice. In the expanded state, an inner volume enclosed by the basic structure can be changed by means of the elasticity of the basic... Agent: Biotronik Vi Patent Ag

20110190872 - Crush recoverable polymer scaffolds having a low crossing profile: A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold, after being deployed by the balloon, provides a crush recovery of about 90% after the diameter of the scaffold has been pinched or crushed by 50%. The scaffold also has a reduced crimped... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110190873 - Stent: A stent with strut bands and connectors, wherein the strut bands have long and short struts with a junction positioned between the short struts. Each junction defines a reservoir, wherein the reservoirs of a strut band are substantially circumferentially aligned. The connectors each have arms, wherein each arm includes an... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110190874 - Devices and methods for reducing venous pressure: Devices and method are disclosed for reducing pressure in a patient's vena cava and in the right atrium of a patient's heart. A valve is implanted in the inferior vena cava (IFC) between the patient's renal veins and hepatic veins. When pressure in a patient's IFC reaches high levels, i.e.,... Agent: Dc Devices, Inc.

20110190876 - Device for local and/or regional delivery employing liquid formulations of therapeutic agents: Medical devices may be utilized for local and regional therapeutic agent delivery. These therapeutic agents or compounds may reduce a biological organism's reaction to the introduction of the medical device to the organism. In addition, these therapeutic drugs, agents and/or compounds may be utilized to promote healing, including the prevention... Agent:

20110190875 - Drug delivery after biodegradation of the stent scaffolding: Disclosed herein is a stent comprising: a bioabsorbable polymeric scaffolding; and a coating comprising a bioabsorbable material on at least a portion of the scaffolding, wherein the degradation rate of all or substantially all of the bioabsorbable polymer of the scaffolding is faster than the degradation rate of all or... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20110190879 - Devices and methods for treating a heart: Devices and related methods of use are provided for improving heart function. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a device includes a ring-like structure configured to be secured to a heart valve; at least one elongate member extending from the ring-like structure, wherein an end of the elongate member... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110190878 - Suture locking assembly and method of use: A suture locking assembly for use with a heart valve repair device. The suture locking assembly including a rim and a suture band. The rim defines a first flange and a second flange spaced from the first flange. The rim is configured to extend at least partially around a periphery... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110190877 - Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use: A prosthetic heart valve assembly includes a gasket member and a valve member including a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of engagement members corresponding to the fasteners. The fasteners and/or engagement members may be configured to guide the engagement members into engagement with the fasteners. For example, the fasteners... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110190880 - Wholly implantable non-natural heart for humans: A wholly implantable non-natural heart for humans includes a pumping unit, a power generating unit, and a controller. An I beam type chassis with matching holes is provided for supporting valve mounting bodies of the non-natural heart.... Agent:

20110190881 - Artificial larynx: This invention relates to a means for compensating for a whole or partial loss of speech. The means has a sensor unit in the form of a Logometrix pseudo palate and a palatometer which sense the position of a user's tongue while endeavouring to articulate words or sounds. The sensor... Agent: University Of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

20110190883 - Nasal valve treatment method & apparatus: A method and apparatus for treating a nasal valve condition including surgically forming an access path to create a pocket on a side of the patient's nose. The pocket is positioned between a soft tissue layer and opposing surfaces of upper and lower cartilages of the nose. The pocket spans... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20110190884 - Nasal valve treatment method & apparatus: A method and apparatus for treating a nasal valve condition including surgically forming an access path to create a pocket on a side of the patient's nose. The pocket is positioned between a soft tissue layer and opposing surfaces of upper and lower cartilages of the nose. The pocket spans... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20110190882 - Objective fitting of a hearing prosthesis: A system for fitting a hearing prosthesis to a recipient. The system comprises a stimulation arrangement configured to at least one of mechanically and acoustically stimulate the recipient's inner ear based on an input signal; a neural response detection arrangement configured to detect the recipient's neural responses to the stimulation;... Agent:

20110190885 - Method for sintering electrical bushings: One aspect relates to a method for producing an electrical bushing for an implantable device, a corresponding electrical bushing, and a corresponding implantable device. The method according to one embodiment is characterized in that a green blank is produced and sintered from an electrically insulating base body green blank made... Agent: W. C. Heraeus Gmbh

20110190886 - Braided tertiary nanofibrous structure for ligament, tendon, and muscle tissue implant: A fabricated braided nanofibrous structure having nanofiber bundles that independently have nanofibers oriented in a uniaxial direction and methods of preparing braided nanofibrous structures. More specifically, the braided nanofibrous structures have at least three nanofiber bundles, wherein the nanofiber bundles are braided together and each nanofiber bundle independently includes at... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20110190887 - Surgical technique using a contoured allograft cartilage as a spacer of the carpo-metacarpal joint of the thumb or carpo-metatarsal joint of the toe: A spacer for implantation into a subject is provided that includes a sterilized piece of cartilaginous allograft tissue. The piece forms a Y-shape with a base adapted to insert within a first carpo-metacarpal joint or carpo-metatarsal joint of the subject, and has a first arm adapted to secure to a... Agent:

20110190888 - Composite interbody device and method of manufacture: A composite interbody device includes superior and inferior endplates with a plastic core molded therebetween. The core includes one or more features for permitting bone growth through the core. Each endplate includes a bone interface side coated with hydroxyapatite, for promoting bone on-growth. Pores in the bone interface sides permit... Agent:

20110190896 - Apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus: The present invention provides methods and devices for enhancing the delivery of treatment devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices may employ delivery support elements to delivery tools used to deliver expandable treatment devices to the intervertebral disc. Fixation devices and methods are also... Agent: Anulex Technologies, Inc.

20110190891 - Device for stabilizing a vertebral joint and method for anterior insertion thereof: A prosthetic device can be used as a prosthesis following a discectomy or a corpectomy. The prosthetic device includes two endplates with staggered motion limiting members. The device can be configured to allow six degrees of motion when comparing one endplate relative to the other. The endplates can be configured... Agent:

20110190890 - End cap for a vertebral implant: An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with a base section having positioning teeth, and an end cap for positioning at a selected point on the base section via adjustment of an approach direction. The end cap comprises a seating surface which contacts the base... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110190893 - Intervertebral disc treatment methods and apparatus: Instrumentation and methods facilitate reconstruction of the anulus fibrosus (AF) and the nucleus pulposus (NP). An intra-aperture component is dimensioned for positioning within a defect in the AF, with one or more components being used to maintain the intra-aperture component in position. The intra-aperture component may be porous and flexible... Agent:

20110190889 - Lordotic interbody device with different sizes rails: A vertebral implant for installation in a disc space is disclosed that includes a body defining a first vertebral support rail and a second vertebral support rail extending along a vertical axis. Each vertebral support rail is separated by a channel running circumferentially around at least a portion of the... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110190894 - Mechanical apparatus and method for artificial disc replacement: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusion, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into... Agent:

20110190895 - Mechanical apparatus and method for artificial disc replacement: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusion, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into... Agent:

20110190892 - Spinal implant co-insertion system and method: A system and method for substantially simultaneous co-insertion of an implant, such as a cage and plate. An inserter is secured to the cage and plate and is used to hold the components while implanting the components during a surgical procedure.... Agent: X-spine Systems, Inc.

20110190897 - System and method for joint arthroplasty: An orthopaedic joint prosthesis may include a first component, a bearing component, and a third component. The first component has a base and a keel protruding from the base to extend into a first bone. The keel's longitudinal axis is offset from a geometric center of the base. The base... Agent: Consensus Orthopedics

20110190898 - Cruciate-retaining knee prosthesis: Certain embodiments generally provide an improved tibial base member comprising keel portions that allow one or both cruciate ligaments to be preserved. Other embodiments provide improved lateral and/or medial inserts having a mesial lip that helps relieve and/or prevent impingement between the femoral component and the tibial eminence. Other embodiments... Agent:

20110190899 - Patient-specific augments: A patient-specific augment can be attached to an implant component for a bone of a joint of a patient. The patient-specific augment has first and second surfaces. The first surface is a three-dimensional patient-specific surface that closely matches and can mate to a substantially unaltered and unresected surface of a... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110190901 - Acetabular prosthetic devices and associated methods: Devices, apparatus, and systems for replacing at least some of the functionality of the natural hip joint and associated methods of implantation are disclosed. In one aspect a prosthetic acetabular cup system is provided. The system includes a metal shell comprising an outer surface for securely engaging a prepared portion... Agent: Active Implants Corporation

20110190900 - Hip-joint prosthesis with a shaft to be inserted into the femur: A hip-joint prosthesis includes a shaft which is configured to be inserted into the femur and whose surface has an osteoinductive finish. This finish is provided exclusively in the metaphyseal portion of the shaft and laterally from the line delineating the maximum antero-posterior dimension of the shaft cross section. This... Agent: Waldemar Link Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110190902 - Methods and devices for implants with improved cement adhesion: Biomedical implants (e.g., orthopedic implants) with modified surfaces that can enhance a cement bond's strength (e.g., tensile, shear, and/or fatigue) are disclosed, along with methods of manufacturing and using such implants. The implants can exhibit a variety of physical, chemical, or process-derived features which can enhance cement bonding. For instance,... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110190903 - Continuous phase composite for musculoskeletal repair: A composite material for positioning in the anatomy to form a selected function therein. The composite may be resorbable over a selected period of time. The composite may allow for selected bone ingrowth as absorption of the composite occurs.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110190904 - Integrated multi-material implants and methods of manufacture: Provided are methods and systems for fabricating multimaterial bodies in a layer-wise fashion, which bodies may be used bone-stabilizing implants. The multimaterial bodies include rigid and flexible portions that are integrally formed with one another. The multimaterial bodies may be softened or stiffened in specific areas to match the biological... Agent:

20110190905 - Gastrointestinal implant: A gastrointestinal implant device comprises a sleeve for extending into the duodenum and an artificial valve for placement at the pylorus to control flow from the stomach into the duodenal sleeve. The implant device also comprises a support structure for the valve.... Agent: Vysera Biomedical Limited

20110190906 - Connection adapter: A connection adapter between a rigid transcutaneous implant can be anchored intracorporeally in a femoral stump, and a part of an extracorporeal orthopedic knee joint. The connection adapter comprises a first coupling part for connection to the transcutaneous implant and a second coupling part for connection to the knee joint.... Agent:

20110190907 - Transdermal intraosseous device: A transdermal intraosseous device includes a transdermal adapter for an external prosthetic device for a bone of a patient and a bone fixator including a distal portion coupled to the transdermal adapter and a proximal portion for anchoring into the bone. The transdermal adapter includes a dome-shaped portion for transcutaneous... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

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