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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor September class, title,number 09/11

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09/29/2011 > 41 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20110238148 - Implant removal: The invention relates to a device comprising an endovascular implant (1) to be introduced into blood vessels or body cavities of the human or animal body and an insertion aid (2), wherein the implant (1) and the insertion aid (2) being connected to each other via a detachment element (3)... Agent:

20110238147 - Manual actuation system for deployment of implant: A system for mechanically deploying intraluminal implants is disclosed. The system is used with an implant that is delivered and/or deployed via a pull wire and includes a handle having a funnel and receiving channel for receiving the pull wire, a slider having a thumb grip and a wedge, and... Agent: Penumbra, Inc.

20110238150 - Bioerodible medical implants: An implantable medical device includes a bioerodible portion adapted to erode when exposed to a physiological environment. The bioerodible portion includes an alloy comprising at least 10 weight percent chromium and has an outer surface having a ratio of chromium oxide to chromium metal of less than 5. The bioerodible... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110238153 - Endoprostheses: Endoprostheses include an endoprosthesis wall that includes a surface layer that includes a metallic material and that defines a plurality of discrete pores. A porous material is disposed in one or more pores of the surface layer. The endoprostheses can, for example, deliver a therapeutic agent, such as a drug,... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110238149 - Endoprosthesis: Endoprostheses and methods of making endoprostheses are disclosed. For example, endoprostheses are described that include an endoprosthesis body, a biodegradable metallic tie layer, and a polymer coating about the endoprosthesis body. The biodegradable tie layer and the polymer coating can have a high peel strength from the body.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110238152 - Flat process of preparing drug eluting stents: The present invention provides a method of fabricating a drug delivery stent. In one embodiment, the method involves forming a stent pattern in a flat sheet, where the stent pattern includes reservoirs, generating a flat map of the reservoirs, filling the reservoirs with a composition based on the flat map,... Agent: Medinol Ltd.

20110238154 - Intravascular treatment device: A collapsible treatment device (81) for treating a target area of a vessel wall within a human or animal body, having a mesh portion, preferably annular in shape (82) and with a contracted configuration allowing travel within the vessel to the target area and an expanded configuration allowing treatment of... Agent: National University Of Ireland, Galway

20110238155 - Stent formed from bioerodible metal-bioceramic composite: Medical devices and methods of fabricating such medical devices, such as stents, formed at least in part from a metal matrix composite including bioceramic particles dispersed within an erodible metal are disclosed.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110238151 - Surface treated bioerodible metal endoprostheses: An endoprosthesis includes an expandable tubular body defined by a plurality of struts. In some embodiments, the expandable tubular body includes a bioerodible metal that has at least a first surface region and a second surface region. The first and second surface regions can have different surface oxide compositions. In... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110238157 - Coronary artery vascular stent with medicine carrying slots: The present invention discloses a coronary artery vascular stent with drug carrying slots (2), comprising a plurality of main supporting unit rings (1,8) and connecting rods (4,6). Said main supporting unit rings comprise a plurality of unit waves. There are drug carrying slots (2) at the outer surface of the... Agent: Microport Medical (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

20110238158 - Expandable vascular endoluminal prostheses: The invention provides expandable tubular endoluminal prostheses for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions of blood vessels, including vulnerable plaque lesions, and methods of treatment using the prostheses. Various prostheses of the invention are characterized by hoop strength suitable for treating vulnerable plaque lesions, good conformability and good apposition to vessel... Agent: Prescient Medical, Inc.

20110238156 - Flexible stent design: Stents having a plurality of serpentine bands including a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and a middle portion therebetween are herein disclosed. Each of the bands includes peaks and valleys. Serpentine bands of the proximal end portion are connected together in a repeating pattern of connected and unconnected... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110238159 - Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency: A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has at plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned with respect to... Agent:

20110238160 - Bifurcated stent with variable length branches: A bifurcated stent includes a trunk portion and first and second branches. At least one of the branches includes a longitudinally extendable portion such that the branch can be extended from a first length up to second length. The longitudinally extendable portion may be formed of a plurality of cylindrical... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110238162 - Medical implant: Disclosed is a self-expanding medical implant for placement within a lumen of a patient. The implant comprises a woven or non-woven structure having a substantially tubular configuration, and is designed to be low-profile such that it is deliverable with a small diameter catheter. The implant has a high recoverability and... Agent: Arsenal Medical

20110238163 - Multi-layered device: There is provided a device comprising a body structure having one or more surfaces wherein at least one of the surfaces comprises a pH sensitive layer comprising a linear polymer, wherein the water solubility of the linear polymer increases from a first water solubility to a second water solubility at... Agent: Laboratorios Farmaceuticos Rovi S.a.

20110238161 - System and method for enhanced electrostatic deposition and surface coatings: This disclosure describes the application of a supplemental corona source to provide surface charge on submicrometer particles to enhance collection efficiency and micro-structural density during electrostatic collection.... Agent: Micell Technologies

20110238164 - Device and method for placing and positioning a heart valve: A positioning tool comprises an elongate positioning member having a first end and a second end, a tubular positioning body coupled to the first end of the elongate positioning member and including a first end, a second end, and an attachment structure disposed within an open center of the positioning... Agent:

20110238166 - Method for direct implantation of a heart valve prosthesis: A method for implanting a heart valve into a patient's heart can include inserting the heart valve prosthesis into a barrel of an implanter apparatus, such that the heart valve prosthesis has a reduced cross-sectional dimension relative to a fully expanded cross-sectional dimension of the heart valve prosthesis. An opening... Agent:

20110238165 - Surgical device for connecting soft tissue: The invention comprises a surgical instrument including an external tube (2) and two elongated members (4) positioned in said tube (2), each of which includes a distal end (10a) for capturing one of the two tissue zones (M1, M2) to be attached. The instrument (1) may further comprise a catching... Agent: Evalve, Inc.

20110238167 - Methods of conditioning sheet bioprosthetic tissue: Methods for the conditioning of bioprosthetic material employ bovine pericardial membrane. A laser directed at the fibrous surface of the membrane and moved relative thereto reduces the thickness of the membrane to a specific uniform thickness and smoothes the surface. The wavelength, power and pulse rate of the laser are... Agent:

20110238168 - Stents for prosthetic heart valves: A prosthetic valve including a wire frame having a generally tubular body portion, an interior area, a longitudinal axis, a first end comprising a plurality of crowns, and a second end comprising a greater number of crowns than the first end. The wire frame includes a plurality of adjacent rows... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110238169 - Annuloplasty device: Devices, systems, and methods associated with annuloplasty are described herein. One or more annuloplasty devices include a number of longitudinal filaments moveable between an introductory configuration and a deployed configuration, wherein the number of longitudinal filaments are one or more lengths, and a shell, wherein the shell contains the number... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110238170 - Heart valve annuloplasty prosthesis sewing cuffs and methods of making same: An annuloplasty prosthesis for a heart valve has a sewing cuff added to the conventional structure. The sewing cuff is preferably an extension of the fabric cover that is provided around the core of the prosthesis. The sewing cuff preferably extends radially outwardly from cross sections of the remainder of... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

20110238171 - Mitral annuloplasty rings with sewing cuff: Annuloplasty rings optimally sized to take into account more of the common degenerative valve pathologies. Each ring has a structural ring body with a shape that complies with predicted shapes of degenerative valvular diseases, such as fibroelastic deficiency (FED), Marfan's or Barlow's. The predicted shapes are obtained through careful echocardiographic... Agent:

20110238172 - Blood pump: There is provided a blood pump. An exemplary blood pump comprises an impeller with a rotational axis in a pump housing. The exemplary blood pump also comprises a first element that comprises a Lomakin bearing, and a second element physically separated from the first element, the second element comprising a... Agent:

20110238173 - Ophthalmic devices having a degradation resistant polymer: Disclosed are ophthalmic devices configured to be implanted in an eye of a patient. In one embodiment, the ophthalmic device includes a mask configured to increase the depth of focus of the patient and comprising a highly fluorinated polymeric material in which the number of carbon-fluorine bonds equals or exceeds... Agent: Acufocus, Inc.

20110238174 - Accommodating intraocular lens using trapezoidal phase shift: An accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) includes an optic adapted to produce a trapezoidal phase shift and a plurality of haptics. Each haptic extends from a haptic-optic junction to at least one transverse arm contacting a capsular bag of the eye, and each haptic has sufficient length and rigidity to stretch... Agent:

20110238175 - Breast implant selector systems: A breast implant selector system including a breast width selector for selecting breast width input information, a breast tissue type selector for selecting breast tissue type input information in response to breast width input information selected with the breast width selector, and an implant size selector for selecting implant size... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110238176 - Improvements for cochlear implants: The invention relates to a method of generating a place-frequency map for accurate positioning of a cochlear implant whereby the place-frequency map is used to relate a physical position of the cochlear implant to a tonotopic map of the basilar membrane/spiral ganglion. The invention also relates to a method of... Agent:

20110238177 - Biomechatronic device: A looped structure is rotatably coupled within the body of a prosthesis and rotates in response to fluid flowing across its looping to operate within the organism's internal functions.... Agent:

20110238178 - Tissue repair scaffold: The present invention provides a tissue repair scaffold comprising a secondary fibre bundle, the secondary fibre bundle comprising a plurality of primary fibre bundles, each primary fibre bundle comprising a plurality of fibres, wherein the fibres comprise a biocompatible polymer. In embodiments the biocompatible polymer is polycaprolactone (PCL) (also known... Agent:

20110238179 - Mechanically competent scaffold for rotator cuff and tendon augmentation: A device has been developed to augment the rotator cuff tendon tissue as it proceeds in healing. The device has two purposes: to provide initial stability to the rotator cuff repair site to allow early mobilization of the upper extremity of the patient, and to allow for reinforcement of rotator... Agent: Soft Tissue Regeneration, Inc.

20110238180 - Cartilage replacement implant and method for producing a cartilage replacement implant: To improve a cartilage replacement implant for the biological regeneration of a damaged cartilage area of articular cartilage in the human body, comprising a cell carrier which has a defect-contacting surface for placement on the damaged cartilage area and is formed and designed for colonization with human cells, so that... Agent: Aesculap Ag & Co. Kg

20110238181 - Sacro-iliac joint implant system and method: A sacro-iliac implant system includes an implant including a body defining an outer surface. The outer surface is configured to engage and space apart opposing articular surfaces of a sacro-iliac joint. The body has at least one cavity. At least one fastening element is configured for disposal in the at... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., A Indiana Corporation

20110238182 - Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use: An intervertebral spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer may include contact surfaces that are configured to contact against the vertebral members. A fluid cylinder may be positioned between the first and second contact surfaces and configured to contain a fluid. The fluid cylinder may include an outer cylinder... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110238183 - Interbody fusion device: An interbody fusion device, or bone dowel for mending of joints is disclosed herein. The device comprises anti-migration ridges having optimum geometry to avoid failure during the insertion process while providing boney ingrowth in the body's natural healing process. A tapered head portion and a cylindrical body without threads are... Agent:

20110238185 - Intervertebral disk implant: The invention relates to an intervertebral disk implant having two implant plates contacting prepared vertebral body surfaces in the implanted state and an implant core which can be introduced between the implant plates. The invention further relates to a method for the manufacture of an intervertebral disk implant.... Agent: Zimmer Gmbh

20110238184 - Methods and instruments for interbody fusion: A laparoscopic surgical technique is provided for preparing a site for implantation of a novel fusion device or implant. In accordance with one embodiment of the technique, a laparoscope is provided having an outer sleeve with distraction fingers at one end to distract the disc space. The laparoscope provides a... Agent:

20110238186 - Preparation of regenerative tissue scaffolds: Devices and methods for treating or repairing a tissue or organ defect or injury are provided. The devices can include tissue scaffolds produced from acellular tissue matrices and polymers, which have a stable three-dimensional shape and elicit a limited immunologic or inflammatory response.... Agent: Lifecell Corporation

20110238187 - Linearly adjustable device: A linearly adjustable device comprising a main body including at least two body sections each having a longitudinal axis, and a linear actuator. The sections are operatively connected together for linear movement relative to one another in the axial direction. The linear actuator is operatively mounted to the main body... Agent:

09/22/2011 > 31 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. class, title,number
09/15/2011 > 36 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. class, title,number
09/08/2011 > 43 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. class, title,number
09/01/2011 > 23 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. class, title,number
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