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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor October categorized by USPTO classification 10/11

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10/27/2011 > 56 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110264184 - Sleeve and tubing device for restricting and constricting aneurysms and a system and method for using such a device: A sleeve device, system and method are provided for restricting and/or constricting aneurysms. More particularly, a sleeve and/or a double-walled sleeve is located in or on a vessel in the location of an aneurysm. When placed around the outside of a vessel, is used to constrict the aneurysm containing portion... Agent:

20110264185 - Balloon catheter and balloon mold to facilitate marker placement and method for using same: A catheter balloon is formed from a mold process with a circumferential demarcation is formed on the outer surface using a groove or ridge on the mold surface. The demarcation is located at the transition between the body portion of the catheter balloon and the neck or taper section. The... Agent:

20110264186 - Biodegradable stent having non-biodegradable end portions and mechanisms for increased stent hoop strength: A hybrid stent prosthesis including a biodegradable tubular body, a first non-biodegradable self-expanding ring coupled to a proximal end of the biodegradable body, and a second non-biodegradable self-expanding ring coupled to a distal end of the biodegradable body. The hybrid stent includes a mechanism for longitudinally compressing the tubular body... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110264191 - Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves: A delivery system for delivery of an implantable stented device to a body lumen that includes an elongated member having a distal tip and a proximal end portion, a wire connection member positioned between the distal tip and proximal end portion of the elongated member, and a plurality of capturing... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264187 - Drug eluting folded stent and stent delivery system: The drug eluting folded stent and a stent delivery system, which includes a stent having a plurality of struts interconnected to form a tubular body. At least one of the struts includes a U-shaped strut having in cross-section a first leg, a second leg, and a closed end connecting the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110264189 - Implantable medical device having a means for positioning it at the precise site of a branching of a blood vessel such as a coronary artery: e

20110264188 - Re-establishment of blood flow in blocked human arteries by transferring nano-encapsulated drug through medical devices, designed for the same and releasing the nano-encapsulated drug in human artery with body ph: A drug-delivering insertable medical device for treating a medical condition associated with a body lumen is disclosed. The drug-delivering insertable medical device includes an outer surface coated with two or more nano-carriers having two or more average diameters. A nano-carrier of the two or more nano-carriers has an average diameter... Agent:

20110264190 - Stents and other devices having extracellular matrix coating: Provided herein are devices comprising a stent; and a coating on said stent comprising a polymer and an active agent, wherein the active agent comprises at least one of: extracellular matrix and an extracellular matrix component. Provided herein are methods of preparing a device comprising a stent and a coating... Agent: Micell Technologies, Inc.

20110264192 - Curve forming stent graft: A curve forming stent graft for curved vessels such as the thoracic arch. The stent graft has a tubular body zig zag self expanding stents fastened to and supporting the tubular body. The zig zag self expanding stents comprising struts and points between adjacent struts thereby defining proximal end points... Agent: William A. Cook Australia Pty. Ltd.

20110264194 - Endoluminal implant with locking and centering fixation system: An implant centering system includes a sensor connected to a hollow cylindrical anchor via at least two struts. The hollow cylindrical anchor is transformable between a radially compressed configuration for delivery and a radially expanded configuration for lodging against a vessel wall. The struts longitudinally relocate the sensor between a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110264193 - Optimal ratio of polar and bending moment of inertia for stent strut design: An intravascular stent is provided to be implanted in coronary arteries and other body lumens. The transverse cross-section of at least some of the stent struts have a ratio of polar and bending moments of inertia, which results in optimal resistance to stent twisting. This resistance to twisting ratio for... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110264195 - Helical stent with opposing and/or alternating pitch angles: Waveforms for forming helical stents with opposing and/or alternating pitch angles along their lengths are disclosed. A wire is bent to form a waveform having a series of sinusoidal segments between a first end and a second end thereof. Each sinusoidal segment is longitudinally offset from its adjacent segment(s). Each... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110264196 - Stents for prosthetic heart valves: A stented valve including a stent structure having a generally tubular body portion, an interior area, a longitudinal axis, an first end, an second end, and an outer surface; at least one outflow barb extending from the outer surface of the stent adjacent to the first end of the stent... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264197 - Coated medical device: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26)... Agent:

20110264204 - Devices and methods for delivering an endocardial device: Apical reconstruction and support devices for use in a patient's ventricle include removable implants that may partition the ventricle. Such devices may be implanted using an applicator or system configured for inserting, repositioning and/or removing them. Described herein are applicators, systems, and methods of positioning, deploying and removing cardiac implants.... Agent:

20110264205 - Expandable prosthetic valve crimping device: A device for crimping an implantable device or a part thereof between a radially expanded condition and a radially contracted condition, includes first and second annular bodies arranged about a common axis, and a ring-like array of linear crimping elements having respective opposite ends linked to the first and second... Agent: Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.r.l.

20110264200 - Prosthetic heart valve delivery system with spacing: A device for percutaneously deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve includes a distal portion, a spacing collar, and an outer collar. The distal portion provides a coupling structure configured to selectively engage the stented prosthetic heart valve. The spacing collar is located proximal to the distal portion. The spacing collar... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264202 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with biased release features: A delivery system for percutaneously delivering and deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device includes a delivery sheath slidably disposed over an inner shaft, and a capture assembly. The capture assembly includes a spindle and a biasing member. The spindle is attached to the inner shaft and defines... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110264203 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with passive trigger release: A delivery device for percutaneously deploying a prosthetic valve includes a sheath, an inner shaft, and a release assembly. The release assembly is disposed between the sheath and the inner shaft, and includes a retraction member, a release member, and a retention member. The retraction member can self-retract in length... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110264198 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with controlled expansion of prosthetic heart valve: A delivery system for use with a prosthetic heart valve having a stent frame to which a valve structure is attached includes a shaft assembly including a distal end, an intermediate portion, and a first coupling structure disposed near the distal end and configured to be coupled to a distal... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264199 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with flush report: A delivery system for use with a prosthetic heart valve having a stent frame to which a valve structure is attached includes a shaft assembly including a distal portion and an intermediate portion, and an inner lumen extending through the shaft assembly. The delivery system includes a sheath assembly defining... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264201 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve post-dilatation remodeling devices and methods: A system and method for restoring (e.g., replacing) a defective heart valve of a patient. A delivery system is manipulated to percutaneously deliver and implant a stented prosthetic heart valve to a native heart valve. A post-dilatation balloon is percutaneously delivered to the implantation site, and a compliant segment thereof... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264206 - Prosthetic valve with sealing members and methods of use thereof: Embodiments of the present invention provide prosthetic valves having sealing members on the external surface thereof. The prosthetic heart valves of the present invention are preferably delivered by catheter directly through the apex of the heart or by other close range transcatheter delivery methods. Because these methods of implantation require... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264207 - Prosthetic heart valve systems: A heart valve that can be expanded following its implantation in a patient, such as to accommodate the growth of a patient and the corresponding growth of the area where the valve is implanted, and to minimize paravalvular leakage. In one aspect, the invention may maximize the orifice size of... Agent:

20110264208 - Prosthetic heart valve devices and methods of valve repair: A mechanism for adjusting the chordae connecting the leaflets of a mitral valve to the papillary muscles in order to restore normal functioning of the mitral valve. The devices or mechanisms can correct problems associated with both prolapsed leaflets and restricted leaflets to allow the leaflets to properly coapt, thereby... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264210 - Ocular implant iris diaphragm: An ocular implant alters iris color for medical and cosmetic purposes and is made of an inert, nontoxic, foldable and preferably permeable to fluid flow material. It is an annular non-planar structure that fits over the iris yet leaves the natural lens uncovered and extends approximately to the iridocorneal angle.... Agent:

20110264211 - Materials for making hydrophobic intraocular lens: The present invention provides copolymers made up of alkoxyalkyl methacrylate and/or alkoxyalkyl acrylate monomers in combination with one or more additional hydrophobic monomers. The copolymers may be used in the manufacture of intraocular lenses, including both the optic and haptic portions of the lenses. The present invention also provide methods... Agent: Benz Research And Development Corporation

20110264212 - Ocular implant iris diaphragm: An ocular implant alters iris color for medical and cosmetic purposes and is made of an inert, nontoxic, foldable and preferably permeable to fluid flow material. It is an annular non-planar structure that fits over the iris yet leaves the natural lens uncovered and extends approximately to the iridocorneal angle.... Agent:

20110264209 - Ophthalmologic implant: The invention relates to an ophthalmologic implant, in particular an intraocular lens, comprising at least one marker (16) produced with at least one dye which is a fluorescent dye having a maximum emission outside of the light spectrum visible to humans or an absorbing dye having a maximum absorption outside... Agent:

20110264213 - Silicone implant with expandable compartment: An implant for augmenting or reconstructing breasts, buttocks, thighs and calves, has independent expandable compartments filled during manufacture or during or after surgery, with an external silicone membrane (1) internally and/or externally coated with a Ricinus communis polyurethane foam (14) covered with hydroxylapatite microcrystals (13) or nanocrystals (13) incorporated into... Agent:

20110264214 - Voice prosthesis device: A voice prosthesis device includes a barrel defining a passageway, a tracheal flange adjacent a tracheal end of the barrel and an esophageal flange adjacent an esophageal end of the barrel. The passageway includes a first stop extending inwardly from a sidewall of the passageway between the tracheal and esophageal... Agent: Helix Medical, LLC

20110264215 - Lip implant and method for insertion: A lip implant having first and second regions is described. The lip implant includes a first region formed of a liquid, solid, or a gas and a second region formed of a solid material. Also described is a lip implant having an elongated cross-section. A method for insertion of the... Agent: Surgisil, L.L.P.

20110264216 - Unlinked implantable knee unloading device: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one particular aspect, the system is an unlinked structure which facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20110264217 - Intraspinal device deployed through percutaneous approach into subarachnoid or intradural space of vertebral canal to protect spinal cord from external compression: To shield the spinal cord from an external compression, a barrier device having a self-expanding frame and covered with a non-porous elastomeric sheet is routed through either the subarachnoid or intradural space to the site of the compression through the lumen of a delivery catheter that is percutaneously inserted using... Agent:

20110264225 - Apparatus and method for creating an implantation space in a spine: An apparatus used in spinal surgery for creating a space of selected shape and dimensions across the disc space between adjacent vertebral bodies of the spine.... Agent:

20110264220 - Device and method for delivering radiation: Embodiments of the invention include a device for supplementing or replacing a spinal structure and therapeutically delivering radiation to tissue. Some embodiments include a plug with an integrated radiation source. The plug may be coupled to an interbody spinal implant or a vertebral body replacement implant.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110264222 - Device for establishing an anatomical reference point of an intervertebral disc: The disclosure relates to a device for establishing an anatomical reference point of an intervertebral disc for the attachment of at least one instrument intended for the implantation, through a posterior or posterolateral approach, of a disc prosthesis or osteosynthesis cage as a replacement for the intervertebral disc. The device... Agent: Spinevision Sa.

20110264221 - Interspinous fusion device and method: An interspinous fusion assembly includes a screw including a first end that includes at least one aperture, a second end inserted between the two spinous processes, a shank separating the first end from the second end. The shank includes an outer surface that includes cutting means and at least one... Agent: Custom Spine, Inc.

20110264218 - Intervertebral body implant, instrument and method: Interbody implant systems and methods of implant interbody implants are described. In one aspect, an implant includes a body have a distal end portion and a proximal end portion and a first articulation surface formed at a distal end of the distal end portion. An insertion instrument includes an elongate... Agent:

20110264226 - Intervertebral disk prosthesis provided with anchor means: An intervertebral disk prosthesis is provided. The prosthesis comprises: a first plate for engaging a first vertebral body, said first plate comprising a first slot formed through the first plate; a second plate for engaging a second vertebral body, said second plate comprising a second slot formed through the second... Agent: Zimmer Spine S.a.s.

20110264228 - Method of providing spinal interbody fusion: An apparatus and method is provided for interbody fusion including distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposing vertebral bodies. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the vertebral bodies to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the vertebral bodies so as to... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.

20110264224 - Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft: Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation provide a conformable device which assumes a first shape associated with insertion and a second shape or expanded shape to occlude the defect which typically follows partial discectomy. The device may take different forms according to the invention, including patches size to cover... Agent: Anova Corporation

20110264223 - Self-adjusting and self-stabilizing intervertebral disc prothesis: The present invention relates to an intervertebral disc prosthesis (1) comprising at least three components, namely a first plate, called the upper plate (2), a second plate, called the lower plate (3), and a movable core (4) arranged between said plates (2, 3), characterized in that the movable core (4)... Agent:

20110264219 - Spacer for spinal fusion: A spacer for use in a spinal fusion procedure includes a hollow, elongated body including a central portion adapted to contact the medullary bone portion of the vertebrae and nubs projecting in the elongated direction from the central portion and adapted to contact the apophyseal rings of the vertebrae.... Agent:

20110264227 - Vertebral anchoring methods: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are... Agent: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.

20110264229 - Sacroiliac joint fixation system: A sacroiliac joint fixation fusion system that provides a method of fixation and fusion of the sacroiliac joint and a sacroiliac joint implant which upon placement within the articular region of the sacroiliac joint facilitates stability and fusion of the sacroiliac joint.... Agent: Jcbd, LLC

20110264230 - Artificial human limbs and joints employing actuators, springs, and variable-damper elements: Biomimetic Hybrid Actuators employed in biologically-inspired musculoskeletal architectures employ an electric motor for supplying positive energy to and storing negative energy from an artificial joint or limb, as well as elastic elements such as springs, and controllable variable damper components, for passively storing and releasing energy and providing adaptive stiffness... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20110264231 - Cotyloid element of a hip prosthesis, and total hip prosthesis comprising same: The invention relates to a cotyloid component of a hip prosthesis, said cotyloid component being hollow and in the form of a cup whose outer part has a thread allowing it to be fixed in the iliac bone, said thread being a discontinuous self-cutting double thread (20, 21), and said... Agent:

20110264232 - Acetabular prosthesis system: An acetabular prosthesis system configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared acetabulum includes an acetabular shell, an augment component, and a fastener configured to couple the acetabular shell and the augment component together.... Agent:

20110264233 - Minimal invasive hip arthroplasty device: a minimal invasive hip arthroplasty device is provided. The system comprises a long nail portion, a lag screw portion, distal locking screws, and a resurfacing head. The long nail portion is inserted into a shaft body of a femur from a top portion of the femur and disposed in the... Agent:

20110264234 - Gastro-esophageal reflux disease reduction device and method: A gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) reduction device and method includes providing a wall that is generally configured to the anatomy at the gastroesophageal region of a normal person without reflux The device is positioned at the gastroesophageal region of the patient The anatomy of the patient at the gastro-esophageal region... Agent: Sentinel Group, LLC

20110264235 - Electrostatic-assisted fiber spinning method and production of highly aligned and packed hollow fiber assembly and membrane: The invention provides a highly aligned and closely packed hollow fiber assembly, wherein the assemblies of fibrous membrane has a width-to-fiber diameter ratio (W/d) larger than 10 and the orientation of the fibers is no larger than +/−10°. Also provided is an electrospinning process for the preparation of the fiber... Agent: Taipei Medical University

20110264236 - Engineered craniofacial constructs with composite scaffold: The present invention provides for compositions and constructs for craniofacial reconstruction implants, and methods for making and using same. Specific embodiments provide for a biocompatible scaffold having an auricular shape and a permanent bendable framework within the scaffold, wherein the permanent bendable framework allows deformation and return to pre-deformation shape,... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20110264237 - Collagen-based tendon replacement implant: The present invention relates to an implant intended to replace or reinforce defective orthopaedic tissue, such as a tendon or ligament, comprising: a bioresorbable porous matrix based on a collagen sponge; a porous three-dimensional knit having a longitudinal direction, characterized in that: said porous matrix fills said three-dimensional knit said... Agent: Sofradim Production

20110264238 - System, method and apparatus for control of a prosthetic device: A control system for control of a prosthetic device having a plurality of actuators receives an orientation signal indicative of a desired movement. The control system evaluates whether the prosthetic device may move as desired with a current angle of rotation and commands at least one actuator to move the... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20110264239 - Suspension liner system with seal: A suspension liner sleeve adapted to provide an interface between a residual limb and a prosthetic socket, and having outer and inner surfaces. The liner sleeve includes an elongate, generally conical body portion formed from at least one material segment defining the liner outer surface. The at least one material... Agent:

  
10/20/2011 > 48 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110257720 - Controlled tip release stent graft delivery system and method: An apparatus and method of deploying a stent graft having a proximal anchor stent ring includes restraining proximal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring between a spindle body of a spindle and a control release sleeve of a tapered tip. The control release sleeve is advanced relative to the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110257723 - Devices and methods for coronary sinus pressure relief: A method and devices for relieving pressure in the left atrium of a patient's heart is disclosed. The method includes using an ablative catheter in a minimally invasive procedure to prepare an opening from the coronary sinus into a left atrium of the patient's heart. Once the opening is prepared,... Agent: Dc Devices, Inc.

20110257721 - Prosthetic heart valves and delivery methods: A method of remodeling a stented device and an adjacent a valve region of a patient, including the steps of implanting a stented device into a native valve region of a patient, providing a first remodeling ring on a portion of a delivery system, advancing the remodeling ring into an... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110257718 - Retraction mechanism and method for graft cover retraction: A stent or stent-graft delivery system includes a handle having a graft cover retractor having a screw gear and a drive and quick release assembly. The drive and quick release assembly includes a proximal portion and a distal portion that are separable. The proximal portion of the drive and quick... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110257719 - Retraction mechanism and method for graft cover retraction: A stent or stent-graft delivery system includes a handle having a graft cover retractor having a screw gear and a drive and quick release assembly. The drive and quick release assembly allows a user to retract a graft cover by rotating the assembly in a first rotational direction about the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110257722 - Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations: An apparatus and method is provided for stenting bifurcated vessels. A proximal angled stent is configured for implanting in a side-branch vessel wherein the proximal angled stent has an angulated portion that corresponds to the angle formed by the intersection of the side-branch vessel and the main vessel so that... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110257725 - Blood inflating prosthesis: A prosthesis comprises a tubular member that defines an inner lumen and has an inner surface and an outer surface, an outer member secured to the tubular member and covering at least a portion of the tubular member outer surface and forming an outer chamber therewith, and at least one... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110257724 - Flexible stent device with magnetic connections: A stent includes a plurality of bands aligned generally along a common longitudinal axis. The plurality of bands includes at least a first band having a plurality of first crowns and a second band adjacent to the first band and having a plurality of second crowns. A magnetic connection joins... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110257726 - Scaffolds for organ reconstruction and augmentation: Biocompatible synthetic or natural scaffolds are provided for the reconstruction, repair, augmentation or replacement of organs or tissue structures in a patient in need of such treatment. The scaffolds are shaped to conform to at least a part of the organ or tissue structure and may be seeded with one... Agent:

20110257727 - Expanding vascular stent: An expanding vascular stent is disclosed that is inserted into a blood vessel in the human body and expands the blood vessel. The stent is configured in such a way that adjacent rows, each of which is comprised of a plurality of identical cells, are symmetrically arranged, in an out... Agent: M.i.tech Co., Inc

20110257728 - Catheter-based annuloplasty system and method: A catheter-based annuloplasty system for use in repairing a heart valve having leaflets and a valve annulus, includes a delivery catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, and an expandable stent disposed on the distal end of the catheter. An adjustable annuloplasty ring is disposed on the expandable... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110257729 - Implantable prosthetic valve: A valve prosthesis device is disclosed suitable for implantation in body ducts. The device comprises a support stent, comprised of a deployable construction adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through the body duct to a target location and adapted to be deployed by exerting... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Pvt, Inc.

20110257730 - Medical devices and methods of making the same: An endoprosthesis, such as a stent, having a layer that can enhance the biocompatibility of the endoprosthesis, and methods of making the endoprosthesis are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110257731 - Thoracic aorta stent graft with access region: A stent graft (2) for placement in the thoracic arch of a patient has a first tubular body portion (6) with a first lumen therein for placement in the ascending aorta of a patient and a second tubular body portion (8) to extend along the thoracic arch and down the... Agent:

20110257732 - Stents having controlled elution: Provided herein is a device comprising: a. stent; b. a plurality of layers on said stent framework to form said device; wherein at least one of said layers comprises a bioabsorbable polymer and at least one of said layers comprises one or more active agents; wherein at least part of... Agent: Micell Technologies, Inc.

20110257737 - Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same: A heart valve assembly includes a first annular prosthesis for implantation within a tissue annulus, a second valve prosthesis, and a plurality of magnets on the first and second prostheses to secure the second prosthesis to the first prosthesis. In one embodiment, the magnets are arranged to allow the second... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110257734 - Collapsible/ expandable prosthetic heart valve delivery system and methods: A system for delivering a medical implant includes an expandable member at least partially positioned inside the medical implant and operable to radially expand at least a portion of the medical implant to an expanded condition, first and second grasping mechanisms each adapted to grasp a portion of the medical... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

20110257736 - Flexible heart valve and holder therefor: A highly flexible tissue-type heart valve is disclosed having a structural stent in a generally cylindrical configuration with cusps and commissures that are permitted to move radially. The stent commissures are constructed so that the cusps are pivotably or flexibly coupled together at the commissures to permit relative movement therebetween.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110257735 - Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for endovascularly delivering and releasing a prosthesis, e.g., an aortic prosthesis, within and/or across a patient's native heart valve, referred to hereinafter as replacing the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the delivery system comprises a plurality of first actuatable element adapted... Agent: Sadra Medical, Inc.

20110257733 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with expandable stability tube: A device for percutaneously delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve. The device includes an inner shaft assembly, a delivery sheath assembly, an outer stability tube, and a handle. The sheath assembly is slidably disposed over the inner shaft, and includes a capsule and a shaft. The capsule compressively contains the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110257738 - Flow optimized polymeric heart valve: A polymeric heart valve is disclosed which includes a valve body having a central axis and including a conduit extending along the central axis from an inflow end to an outflow end; and at least three flexible leaflets extending from the body into the conduit, each of the leaflets defining... Agent: Abiomed, Inc.

20110257739 - Percutaneous valve deployment: A polymeric heart valve is disclosed including: a valve body having a central axis having a body fluid pathway extending along the central axis from an inflow end to an outflow end; a flexible stent disposed about an outer circumference of the body and including at least three flexible stent... Agent: Abiomed, Inc.

20110257741 - Implants and methods for reshaping heart valves: Tissue shaping methods and devices are provided for reinforcing and/or remodeling heart valves. In certain embodiments, magnetic tissue shaping devices are implanted in tissue adjacent heart valve leaflets. The devices are mutually attractive or repulsive so as to remodel the heart tissue and improve heart valve function. In certain other... Agent: Micardia Corporation

20110257740 - Selectively adjustable cardiac valve implants: Methods and devices are provided for support of a body structure. The devices can be adjusted within the body of a patient in a minimally invasive or non-invasive manner such as by applying energy percutaneously or external to the patient's body. The energy may include, for example, acoustic energy, radio... Agent: Micardia Corporation

20110257742 - Accommodating intraocular lenses: An intraocular lens is disclosed, with an optic that changes shape in response to a deforming force exerted by the zonules of the eye. A haptic supports the optic around its equator and couples the optic to the capsular bag of the eye. Certain haptic features improve the accommodative performance... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110257743 - Soft prosthetic implant manufacturing process: A soft prosthetic implant, for example, a breast implant, having a shell filled with a fluid. One or more components of the soft prosthetic implant receive a unique identifier for traceability during the manufacturing process. The unique identifier is placed on one component, such as a patch molded-in-place with a... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110257744 - Method for producing artificial bone and artificial bone produced by the method: A method for producing an artificial bone capable of accurate molding at a joined part with appropriate strength, in which electromagnetic waves or electron beams are irradiated to a layer of at least type of powder selected from metal biomaterials, ceramics for the artificial bone and plastic resins for the... Agent: Matsuura Machinery Corporation

20110257745 - Implant with insertion device and method: Embodiments of the invention include expandable medical implant systems and methods. The systems may include devices to reinforce a tube through which a fill material may be moved at least in part into expandable medical implants. In some embodiments, an implant replaces one or more of vertebral bodies, portions of... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110257746 - Method for using a guard for creating a socket posteriorly in the lumbar spine: A method for guiding a bone removal device to form a socket in the human spine and for inserting a cortical bone implant into the socket. The method includes placing a guard against the posterior aspect of the spine, the guard having a passage therethrough, inserting the bone removal device... Agent:

20110257747 - Kit for constructing a spinal disk prosthesis, and system for constructing different spinal disk prostheses: The invention relates to a kit for constructing a spinal disk prosthesis provided for arrangement in a spinal disk compartment limited by vertebral bodies, comprising two prosthesis plates (10) which are disposed in a manner movable relative to each other, the exterior surfaces (12) of which are provided for contacting... Agent:

20110257748 - Artificial spinal implant: One embodiment of an artificial spinal implant includes an upper positioning unit comprising a first plate member; a lower positioning unit comprising a second plate member parallel to the first plate member; and an elastic member comprising a bent first elastic half and a bent, opposite, integral second elastic half... Agent:

20110257750 - Expandable vertebral body replacement system and method: Vertebral body replacement apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided. In various examples, an implantable device is configured to be inserted between a first vertebral body and a second vertebral body. The implantable device includes a first endplate configured to contact a superior endplate of the first vertebral body. A central... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110257749 - Intervertebral implants having hydromagnetic joints: An intervertebral implant includes a first part attached to a first vertebrae, the first part including a first magnetic element having a first magnetically charged surface and a first buoyant element coupled with the first magnetic element, and a second part attached to a second vertebrae, the second part including... Agent:

20110257752 - Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair: The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced failure rate as... Agent: Anulex Technologies, Inc.

20110257751 - Self-contained expandable implant and method: Embodiments of the invention include expandable, implantable devices and methods having internally contained expansion mechanisms. Devices expand linearly to provide secure fixation between or among anatomical structures. In some embodiments, an implant replaces one or more vertebral bodies of the spine.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc

20110257753 - Implant having a convex surface surrounding a concave articular surface: An orthopedic implant includes a first region for attachment to a bone and a second region coupled to the first region, the second region having a perimeter and including a concave articular surface on top of the second region and a convex surface between the perimeter and the concave articular... Agent: Synvasive Technology, Inc.

20110257754 - Systems and devices having hydromagnetic joints and hydromagnetic springs: A hydromagnetic joint includes a first joint part having a first magnetic element with a magnetically charged surface, and a first buoyant element coupled with the first magnetic element, and a second joint part including a second magnetic element having a second magnetically charged surface that opposes the first magnetically... Agent: Fleischmann's Institute Of Science & Health

20110257755 - Orthopaedic implant for arthroplasty of the fingers: An orthopaedic implant (2) used in arthroplasty of the fingers comprises a first element (3) for a proximal phalanx (4) and a second element (5) for an adjacent distal phalanx (6), each element having a respective stem (7, 8) for implantation in the bone and an interphalangeal articulation head (9,... Agent:

20110257756 - Talar implants and methods of use: Implant devices, and method of using the same, are provided. The implant devices have a head and a stem. The head has an upper surface, an anterior surface, a posterior surface, a lateral surface and a lower surface. The anterior surface, the lateral surface, and the lower surface are approximately... Agent: Fellowship Of Orthopaedic Researchers

20110257757 - Bi-material prosthesis component: A prosthesis has prosthetic components principally comprising metallic materials, in which a portion of an articular interface between respective components is a metallic-nonmetallic interface. At least a portion of the articular surface of a femoral head may include a ceramic material defining an articulation zone, such as at a polar... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20110257758 - Splined tapered modular distal stem with proximal porous coating: A modular femoral hip joint prosthesis can include a proximal femoral body having a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end can be adapted to mate with a femoral head. A femoral stem can have a proximal section and a distal section. The femoral stem can be adapted... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110257759 - Aspheric hip bearing couple: A joint prosthesis device comprises a head configured to fit within a cup and in one embodiment includes a first member for attachment to a first bone in a joint and including a first articulation surface portion defined by a first radius of curvature and a second member for attachment... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110257760 - Gastric implant and method for use of same: An implant device and method for inducing weight loss is provided wherein the implant device deforms the stomach wall thereby reducing the effective stomach volume without connection or access to the inner stomach. The implant device has a shape to provide for deformation of the stomach without retention within the... Agent:

20110257763 - Method for bone-filling cartilage tissue for inducing regeneration of the cartilage: It is intended to provide a medical material which enables a new method for cartilage tissue regeneration treatment based on an entirely new concept unlike a treatment method by transplantation of autologous cartilage tissue, a cartilage alternative or undifferentiated cells. The invention provides a bone filler for cartilage tissue regeneration... Agent: National University Corporation Hokkaido University

20110257761 - Prosthetic device having regions of varying stretch and method of manufacturing the same: A biocompatible surgical scaffold made from a multi-filament silk yarn for soft tissue reconstruction. The scaffold incorporates regions of varying stretch having different physical and mechanical properties that allow contouring to the required soft tissue shape to be replaced or repaired. The porous structure allows tissue in-growth, while the mesh... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110257762 - Prosthetic implant with a delayed bonding effect: The invention relates to a prosthetic system (1) that can implanted in a human or animal body, wherein said system (1) includes a substrate (2) to be brought into contact with a biological tissue (4), and an adhesive (3) for bonding said substrate (2) onto the biological tissue (4), said... Agent: Compagnie De Recherche En Composants, Implants Et Materiels Pour L'application Clinique

20110257765 - Arm prosthetic device: A prosthetic arm apparatus including a plurality of segments that provide a user of the prosthetic arm apparatus with substantially the same movement capability and function as a human arm. The segments are connectable to one another and connectable to a prosthetic support apparatus that may be adorned by the... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20110257764 - Powered ankle-foot prothesis: A powered ankle-foot prosthesis, capable of providing human-like power at terminal stance that increase amputees metabolic walking economy compared to a conventional passive-elastic prosthesis. The powered prosthesis comprises a unidirectional spring, configured in parallel with a force-controllable actuator with series elasticity. The prosthesis is controlled to deliver the high mechanical... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

  
10/13/2011 > 37 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110251667 - Anchor pin stent-graft delivery system: A stent-graft delivery system includes a stent-graft including a proximal anchor stent ring. The proximal anchor stent ring includes proximal apexes and anchor pin structures extending proximally from each of the proximal apexes. The anchor pin structures include anchor pin connecting arms and anchor pins. The anchor pin structures are... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110251665 - Delivery system ejection component and method: A stent or stent-graft delivery system includes a stent ejection component. The stent ejection component includes a body and an ejection collar. The ejection collar extends from the body in the proximal direction. The ejection collar assists in automatically ejecting a proximal end of a stent when the tapered tip... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110251666 - Delivery system ejection component and method: A stent or stent-graft delivery system includes a stent ejection component. The stent ejection component includes a body and an ejection collar. The ejection collar extends from the body in the proximal direction. The ejection collar assists in automatically ejecting a proximal end of a stent when the tapered tip... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110251663 - Drug eluting rolled stent and stent delivery system: The drug eluting rolled stent and a stent delivery system, which includes a catheter; a balloon operably attached to the catheter; and a stent disposed on the balloon. The stent includes a rectangular metal foil sheet having a first side and a second side, the rectangular metal foil sheet being... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110251664 - Short legged bifurcated stent graft distal capture element and method: A bifurcated stent graft section includes a plurality of loops formed from a serpentine support wire forming a stent at a distal end of one of the short legs of the bifurcated stent graft section. A delivery system includes a coil having a wire configured to pass through the loops... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110251670 - Expandable stent that collapses into a non-convex shape and expands into an expanded, convex shape: An expandable stent that can transform between a collapsed state and an expanded state is described. The stent includes a first cross-sectional shape and a second cross-sectional shape. The first cross-sectional shape is a non-convex shape when the stent is in the collapsed state. Alternatively, the second cross-sectional shape is... Agent:

20110251669 - Metallic implant which is degradable in vivo: The invention relates to a medical implant made of a metallic material. After fulfilling its temporary support function, the implant is degraded by corrosion at a predetermined rate. Negative long-term effects are thus avoided.... Agent:

20110251671 - Stent suitable for deployment in a blood vessel: A stent suitable for deployment in a blood vessel to support at least part of an internal wall of the blood vessel includes a central section, a first intermediate section, a first end section, a second intermediate section and a section end section. The stent is movable between a delivery... Agent:

20110251668 - Stent with therapeutic substance: A stent includes a wave form that includes a cable including a plurality of strands. The wave form has a plurality of struts and a plurality of crowns, with each crown connecting two adjacent struts. The wave form is wrapped around a longitudinal axis at a pitch to define a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110251672 - Aspect ratio for stent strut design: An intravascular stent is provided to be implanted in coronary arteries and other body lumens. The stent includes stent struts that have a transverse cross-section that is substantially rectangular and an aspect ratio in the range of 0.9 to 1.0 to 1.4 to 1.0. This range of aspect ratios for... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110251674 - Expandable slide and lock stent: An expandable slide and lock stent comprises a tubular member that can be expanded from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The tubular member can comprise a reversing helical backbone and at least one rail member extending from the helical backbone in a circumferential direction. The backbone can have... Agent: Reva Medical, Inc.

20110251673 - Stent having a bridge structure: In a stent intended for implantation in a living body and having a bridge structure in which at least two bridges are coupled to one another at at least one node region on at least one of the bridges near the node region, the section modulus of the bridge varies... Agent:

20110251676 - Sheath for controlled delivery of a heart valve prosthesis: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for controlling deployment of a self-expanding support structure of a prosthetic valve that flares in a proximal direction upon implantation in vivo. A tubular delivery sheath having a side opening that proximally extends within a side wall thereof is used to deploy the prosthetic valve... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110251675 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with partial deployment and release features and methods: A delivery device for percutaneously deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve, including a delivery sheath, an inner shaft, and a spindle. The inner shaft is slidably disposed within a lumen of the delivery sheath. The spindle is attached to the shaft and includes a hub defining at least one longitudinal... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110251677 - Coating designs for the tailored release of dual drugs from polymeric coatings: Provided herein are coating designs for the tailored release of two therapeutic agents from polymer coatings and methods of making and using the same.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110251678 - Percutaneous valve, system, and method: Apparatus, systems, and methods for percutaneous valve replacement and/or augmentation are provided. The apparatus includes a valve having a valve frame, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame, and a leaflet transition member coupled to the valve leaflet. The valve leaflet and leaflet transition member can transition from a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110251684 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply an upward and inward force producing a minor axis force projection vector within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and... Agent: Mvrx, Inc.

20110251680 - Transcatheter heart valve delivery system with reduced area moment of inertia: A device for percutaneously repairing a heart valve of a patient including a self-expanding, stented prosthetic heart valve and a delivery system. The delivery system includes delivery sheath slidably receiving an inner shaft forming a coupling structure. A capsule of the delivery sheath includes a distal segment and a proximal... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110251683 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with stability tube and method: A device for percutaneous delivery of a stented prosthetic. heart valve. The device includes a sheath, a handle, and an outer stability tube. The sheath includes a distal capsule and a proximal shaft. The handle has a housing maintaining an actuator mechanism that is coupled to the shaft. The actuator... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110251679 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with stretchable stability tube: A device for percutaneously delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve. The device includes an inner shaft, a delivery sheath, stability tube, and a handle. The delivery sheath is slidably disposed over the inner shaft, and includes a capsule compressively containing the prosthesis over the inner shaft. The stability tube is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110251682 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with funnel recapturing feature and method: A delivery device for percutaneously deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve. The device includes a delivery capsule and a recapture sheath. The capsule is configured to compressively retain the prosthesis. The recapture sheath includes a funnel segment having a plurality of circumferentially spaced runners and a polymer overlay. The runners... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110251681 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with recapturing feature and method: A delivery system for percutaneously deploying a prosthetic heart valve. The system includes an inner shaft assembly, a delivery sheath capsule and a handle maintaining a first actuator and a second actuator. The capsule is configured to compressively retain the prosthetic heart valve over the inner shaft assembly. The first... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110251686 - Anti-dysphotopic intraocular lens and method: An intraocular lens implant includes a lens having an anterior portion, a posterior portion, and a circumferential edge located therebetween. An annular notch is formed in the anterior portion and oriented in an anteriorly-directed orientation.... Agent:

20110251685 - Intraocular lenses with high contrast haptics, materials, and methods: Intraocular lenses with high contrast haptics, materials and methods for making optical blanks and lenses, and methods of use are disclosed and claimed. Such lenses may provide easily recognizable visual cues that may be used to detect and correct misorientation of lenses prior to and during use.... Agent:

20110251687 - Induction heater system for shape memory medical implants and method of activating shape memory medical implants within the mammalian body: A method of altering a medical implant having a shape memory portion includes the use of a probe having a tip provided with an induction coil. The induction coil is electrically coupled to an induction power supply. The induction coil is inserted into the mammalian body. The power supply is... Agent:

20110251688 - Graft ligament anchor and method for attaching a graft ligament to a bone: A graft ligament anchor includes a tubular body having a bore therethrough and proximal and distal ends. A flange is attached to the tubular body at the proximal end thereof and extends radially outwardly beyond the tubular body. A deformable wall is disposed in the tubular body bore and defines,... Agent:

20110251693 - Expandable device for distracting spinal tissue surfaces: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.

20110251691 - Expandable vertebral implant: The present invention relates to an expandable implant for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, and gear member positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis. The gear member is axially... Agent:

20110251692 - Expandable vertebral implant: The present invention relates to an expandable implant for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, and gear member positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis. The gear member is axially... Agent:

20110251689 - Intervertebral implant: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with... Agent:

20110251690 - Intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant includes opposing upper and lower endplates that are configured to engage respective vertebral surfaces in an intervertebral space. The implant carries a plurality of bone fixation spikes that extend out from each endplate. The spikes define a plurality of outer surfaces that extend from a base to... Agent:

20110251694 - Method of designing orthopedic implants using in vivo data: The present disclosure is directed to orthopedic implants and methods of rapid manufacturing orthopedic implants using in vivo data specific to an orthopedic implant or orthopedic trial. Specifically, the instant disclosure utilizes permanent orthopedic implants and orthopedic trials (collectively, “implants”) outfitted with kinematic sensors to provide feedback regarding the kinematics... Agent:

20110251695 - Systems and methods for tensioning ligaments and other soft tissues: Systems, methods and devices for tensioning posterior cruciate ligaments during cruciate or bi-cruciate ligament-sparing arthroplasty. Non-limiting examples of such systems may include at least one series of tibial inserts of equal size; the at least one series of tibial inserts having at least one set of tibial inserts of equal... Agent:

20110251696 - Line of cotyloid implants of different sizes: A line of cotyloid implants of different sizes including a cup intended to be fastened in a cotyloid cavity and including a substantially hemispherical polar portion and an equatorial portion extending the polar portion, the polar portion and the equatorial portion delimiting a substantially hemispherical inner cavity, an insert pivotally... Agent:

20110251697 - Femoral hip prosthesis: A femoral hip prosthesis has a body having a body lateral face, a body medial face, a body front face and a body rear face. A stem extends longitudinally from a lower end of the body along a central stem axis. A neck extends from an upper end of the... Agent:

20110251698 - Methods for making textured ceramic implants: A ceramic implant having a rough surface texture and a method for forming the same. The method includes forming a green body of a first ceramic composition. The green body is reduced to smaller pieces thereby forming ceramic fragments. A mold is filled with a second ceramic composition to form... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110251699 - Auto-sealant matrix for tissue repair: Implants for tissue repair/regeneration include a porous layer combined with dry materials that are activated to form a hydrogel upon contact with aqueous physiological fluids.... Agent: Sofradim Production

  
10/06/2011 > 28 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110245905 - Endoprosthesis: Among other things, a bio-erodible implantable endoprosthesis comprises a member that includes (a) a core having a surface, and (b) a bio-erodible metal on a least a portion of the surface of the core, wherein the bio-erodible metal erodes more slowly than the core and includes openings through which physiological... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110245904 - Implantable prosthesis with depot retention feature: A prosthesis for intraluminal drug delivery can comprise a plurality of interconnected struts that form a tubular scaffold structure. The struts include through-holes with an inner surface configured to retain a bioabsorbable depot. The bioabsorbable depot includes a drug-polymer composition that hydrolytically degrades upon implantation. The inner surface of the... Agent:

20110245906 - Sealable attachment of endovascular stent to graft: An endovascular prosthesis of the present invention includes an expandable stent and a means for sealably attaching a tubular graft to the stent within the stent's lumen. The means of sealably attaching a graft includes membranes, foams, polymeric materials and combinations thereof. Additionally, the present invention includes methods of forming... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110245909 - Expandable slide and lock stent: An expandable slide and lock stent is provided that comprises a plurality of radial elements interconnected to form a tubular member. Each radial element can comprise a helical backbone and at least one elongate member extending from the helical backbone in a circumferential direction. Each backbone can have at least... Agent: Reva Medical, Inc.

20110245907 - Implantable prosthesis having through-holes: A prosthesis for intraluminal drug delivery can comprise a plurality of interconnected struts and links that form a tubular structure. The struts and links can have luminal surfaces facing radially inward, abluminal surfaces facing radially outward, and side surfaces connecting the luminal surfaces to the abluminal surfaces. At least some... Agent:

20110245908 - Mandrels supporting medical devices during processing of the medical devices: An apparatus and method for applying a coating composition to a stent. A mandrel for supporting the stent has one or more drive pins and other supporting structure that loosely supports the stent, in an unstable position. The support permits freedom of movement of the stent relative to the mandrel... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110245910 - Flexible stent: The stent of the present invention combines a helical strut band interconnected by coil elements. This structure provides a combination of attributes that are desirable in a stent, such as, for example, substantial flexibility, stability in supporting a vessel lumen, cell size and radial strength. The structure of the stent... Agent:

20110245911 - Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods: Described is a prosthetic valve, comprising: an expandable stent including an inner lumen and having a first and a second end; and a spring attached to the first end of the expandable stent; wherein the expandable stent and the spring can expand radially to a desired diametric configuration in order... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110245912 - Radiopaque iodinated and iodide-containing crystalline absorbable aliphatic polymeric materials and applications thereof: Radiopaque, iodinated, absorbable polyesters, polyester urethanes, and polyether-ester-urethanes with and without inorganic iodide micro-/nanoparticles dispersed or solubilized therein, and composite inorganic iodide micro-/nanoparticles in an absorbable polyester, polyester-urethane, polyester-ester, or polyether-ester urethane matrix are employed in medical devices and therapeutic compositions.... Agent:

20110245913 - Implantable prosthetic device for connection to a fluid flow pathway of a patient: An implantable prosthetic for connection to a fluid flow pathway of a patient. The prosthetic is comprised of a primary tube structure which is in communication with a plurality of secondary tube structures each of which contains filters for trapping embolic particles, such as blood clots, air bubbles, thrombus. etc.... Agent: Technology Advancement Group, Inc.

20110245915 - Igf-i for myocardial repair: Provided herein are methods for treating an individual having (suffering from) an acute myocardial infarction and drug eluting stents useful for treating such individuals. These methods include treating an individual by introducing, such as by surgically inserting, at a site of an acute coronary artery occlusion upstream of the site... Agent:

20110245914 - Stent having active release reservoirs: Devices for the controlled release of one or more drugs are provided. The devices include an implantable stent, at least two reservoirs in the stent, and a release system contained in each of the at least two reservoirs, wherein the release system comprises one or more drugs for release.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110245918 - Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications: An endoluminal support structure includes strut members interconnected by swivel joints to form a series of linked scissor mechanisms. The structure can be remotely actuated to compress or expand its shape by adjusting the scissor joints within a range of motion. In particular, the support structure can be repositioned within... Agent:

20110245917 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with recapturing feature and method: A delivery system for percutaneously deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve. The system includes a delivery capsule and a recapture assembly. The capsule is configured to compressively retain the prosthesis. The recapture assembly includes a frame and sleeve attached to the frame. The recapture assembly is transitionable from a compressed... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110245916 - Polymer valve and pulsatile conduit-type vad using the same: A prosthetic blood valve comprises a base body having a hollow, opposing props extending from the body to partition opposing inclined ridges of the body to allow the inclined ridges and each top of the props to define the hollow and to form an upper surface of the body, and... Agent:

20110245919 - Adjustable intraocular lens system: The present invention is related to an adjustable intraocular lens system comprised of a lens body having an adjustable refractive index and a shield for protecting the lens body from degradation that might otherwise be caused by exposure to particular electromagnetic radiation. More preferably, the present invention is directed to... Agent:

20110245920 - Intraocular lens: An intraocular lens comprises an optic portion having a peripheral edge and at least two haptics. Each haptic is integrated with the peripheral edge of the optic portion by a corresponding haptic integration region. Also, each haptic comprises a distal segment region and a deformation segment region. The distal segment... Agent:

20110245921 - Breast prosthesis: The present invention relates to a breast prosthesis having at least one contact surface which is intended for contact on a body surface, with the contact surface having at least one means by means of which air circulation and/or an exchange of air can be achieved between the contact surface... Agent: Amoena Medizin-orthpaedie-technik Gmbh

20110245922 - Material for filling bone defects and production method thereof: A material for filling bone defects has a flocculent three-dimensional structure composed of a fibrous substance containing a biodegradable resin as a principal component and further containing a siloxane. The material is produced by dissolving or suspending a substance in a solvent to give a solution or slurry of the... Agent: National University Corporation Nagoya Institute Of Technology

20110245925 - Allograft spacer fillers: An allograft spacer filler for filling a medullary canal of a spinal spacer. The spacer filler is adapted to be hydrated with bone marrow aspirate (BMA). Allograft spacer filler constructs are created out of fully demineralized cancellous tissue. The spacer fillers are used in bone grafting procedures in combination with... Agent:

20110245924 - Annulus-reinforcing band: A method and device for supporting bone graft including a porous enclosure having a first collapsed state and a second expanded state wherein the second expanded state is sized to conform to the excavated intervertebral cavity upon insertion of bone graft into the enclosure.... Agent:

20110245923 - Intervertebral implant device for a posterior interbody fusion surgical procedure: An intervertebral implant device, including: a pair of substantially parallel opposed arcuate surfaces; a pair of substantially parallel opposed frictional surfaces each including a plurality of raised structures; a substantially curved end wall joining the pair of parallel opposed arcuate surfaces; and a substantially recessed end wall joining the pair... Agent:

20110245926 - Intervertebral spacer and methods of use: An intervertebral implant device is presented. When placed between vertebral bodies of the mammalian spine, the device can effect fusion between the vertebral bodies. The implant is formed in layers in an arcuate geometry, wherein placement is facilitated by the implant first adopting a generally linear geometry, and through the... Agent:

20110245927 - 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.

20110245928 - Femoral and tibial bases: Various embodiments are directed to femoral and tibial bases that form structures of an implantable mechanical energy absorbing system. According to one embodiment, the bases include a low-profile body having a elongate and a curved body portion. One end of the base is elevated as compared to another end. An... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20110245929 - Methods and compositions for joint healing and repair: The invention in some aspects provides implantable articles comprising in vitro-prepared tissues for joint repair. Devices and methods for introducing implantable articles into a subject are also provided. In some aspects of the invention devices and systems for minimally invasive surgery are provided. In some aspects, methods are provided for... Agent: Advanced Biohealing Inc.

20110245930 - Porous surface layers with increased surface roughness and implants incorporating the same: Systems and methods for providing tissue-interfacing surface layers with increased roughness can be attained by providing a metallic powder to a machined or previously machined tissue-interfacing surface of a porous foam structure. The metallic powder can have sizes and characteristics such that the porous structure can have an increased roughness... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110245931 - Systems and methods for actuating a prosthetic ankle: Systems and methods for sensing actuating a prosthetic ankle are disclosed. In one example, the system, such as an actuated prosthetic ankle joint, detects that the user has moved to a relaxed position, such as sitting, reclining, crawling, or leaning. In response, the actuated prosthetic ankle joint actively adjusts the... Agent: &#xd6 Ssur Hf

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