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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11

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12/29/2011 > 37 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110319976 - Device and method for preventing stenosis at an anastomosis site: The present invention relates to treating or preventing stenosis at an anastomosis site. In one embodiment, the present invention is a stent is curved along the longitudinal axis for placement in and adjacent to the graft orifice. In a further embodiment, the stent is drug coated to allow delivery of... Agent:

20110319977 - Bioabsorbable implants: A bioabsorbable implant including an elongated metallic element including more than 50% a metal substantially free of rare earth metals, with the elongated metallic element defining at least a portion of the bioabsorbable implant.... Agent: Zorion Medical, Inc.

20110319978 - Biodegradable composite wire for medical devices: A bimetal composite wire including, in cross-section, an outer shell or tube formed of a first biodegradable material and an inner core formed of a second biodegradable material. When formed into a stent, for example, the first and second biodegradable materials may be different, and may have differing biodegradation rates.... Agent: Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation

20110319980 - Covered stent: A covered stent having a selected arrangement of uncovered cells is provided. The uncovered cells are configured to provide a desired flexibility profile to the stent structure. In one preferred embodiment, the stent contains one or more circumferential rows of uncovered cells located between two or more circumferential rows of... Agent:

20110319979 - Stent and method of mounting the same: c

20110319981 - Venous valve, system, and method: A venous valve with a frame and a cover on the frame for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110319982 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprothesis, comprising a body containing a metallic material, and comprising at least one functional element that is fastened to the body and has a material composition in at least a portion of its volume that differs from the material... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20110319983 - Branched stent graft: A branched stent graft comprises a main body portion and a branch portion. Each of the main body portion and the branch portion includes a stent and a tubular graft. The stent of the main body portion includes a plurality of stent segments, at least one of which is a... Agent: Microport Medical (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

20110319985 - Methods and apparatus for localized administration of inhibitory moieties to a patient: Methods and devices are provided for the localized administration to a patient of moieties effective for inhibiting unwanted cellular growth, including restenosis of an artery treated with a stent implant for blockage of blood flow by an atherosclerotic lesion. After implantation of a medical device capable of moiety-binding, moieties effective... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited

20110319984 - Rejuvenation or preservation of germ cells: Certain embodiments disclosed herein include, but are not limited to, at least one of compositions, methods, devices, systems, kits, or products regarding rejuvenation or preservation of germ cells or gametes. Certain embodiments disclosed herein include, but are not limited to, methods of modifying germ cells or gametes, or methods of... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of State Of Delaware

20110319986 - Implant and method for producing the same: A method for producing an implant, particularly an intralumimal endoprosthesis, having a body, wherein the body comprises magnesium or a magnesium alloy. In order to control the degradation in a desired time window, such as between four weeks and six months, the following production method is carried out: a) preparing... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20110319987 - 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

20110319988 - Device and system for transcatheter mitral valve replacement: This invention relates to the design and function of a compressible valve replacement prosthesis which can be deployed into a beating heart without extracorporeal circulation using a transcatheter delivery system. The design as discussed focuses on the deployment of a device via a minimally invasive fashion and by way of... Agent: Colorado State University Research Foundation

20110319990 - Devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing or replacing a native heart valve leaflet: An implant for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve leaflet or leaflets provides a scaffold, which defines a pseudo-annulus. The implant further has at least two struts in generally oppositely spaced apart positions on the scaffold. The scaffold can be placed in an elastically loaded condition in a... Agent: Mvrx, Inc.

20110319989 - Transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis: A prosthetic cardiac valve comprises an anchor having an atrial skirt, an annular region, and a ventricular skirt. The prosthetic valve also has a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets each having a first end and a free end. The first end is coupled with the anchor and the free end... Agent: Neovasc, Inc.

20110319991 - Low profile transcatheter heart valve: An implantable prosthetic valve, according to one embodiment, comprises a frame, a leaflet structure, and a skirt member. The frame can have a plurality of axial struts interconnected by a plurality of circumferential struts. The leaflet structure comprises a plurality of leaflets (e.g., three leaflets arrange to form a tricuspid... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110319992 - Ophthalmic and otorhinolaryngological device materials: Disclosed are soft, high refractive index, acrylic device materials. The materials contain a hydrophilic side-chain macromer for glistening resistance.... Agent: Novartis Ag

20110319993 - Tendon or ligament tissue engineering: This document relates to methods and materials involved in tendon or ligament tissue engineering. For example, methods and materials for generating a composite of acellular tendon or ligament allograft slices seeded with cells and bundled into a graft for tissue repair are provided.... Agent:

20110319994 - Acl prosthesis and anchor therefor: An interarticular ligament prosthesis is formed from a plurality of high strength high modulus polymeric fibers. The fibers are independent and free from intrinsic inter-fiber shear coupling found in braided or bonded fibers. The ligament prosthesis is installed with tubular, bone screw anchors. The fibers of the ligament prosthesis pass... Agent:

20110319995 - Enhanced cage insertion device: A method of delivering a fusion cage to an intervertebral disc space bounded by adjacent vertebral endplates, comprising the step of delivering the fusion cage into the disc space without contacting its teeth to the vertebral endplates during delivery, wherein a sheath is interposed between a cage surface and the... Agent:

20110319996 - Expandable vertebral body replacement device 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 the first vertebral body. A second endplate is configured to... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110319997 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:

20110320003 - Artificial spinal disc: An artificial disc prosthesis is provided. The prosthesis of the present invention enables spinal segment alignment by having a variable height across its surface. The variable height is achieved by an asymmetric artificial nucleus or by at least one variable height end plate.... Agent: Synergy Disc Replacement, Inc.

20110319999 - Lateral spondylolisthesis reduction cage: An intervertebral fusion device comprising inferior and superior fusion cage devices that provide an ability to correct spondylolisthesis via in-situ adjustment.... Agent:

20110320000 - Multi-segment lateral cage adapted to flex substantially in the coronal plane: The present invention concerns several fusion devices and methods for laterally inserting a fusion device at an initial trajectory that is not parallel to the disc space. Each fusion device incorporates components that enable flexing, bending or pivoting of the device during its final approach to the prepared disc space.... Agent:

20110320001 - Revision spacer: An intervertebral fusion device for promoting fusion of first and second vertebrae comprises first and second endplate modules. Each endplate module includes an outer surface adapted to interface with vertebral bone and an opposite inner surface. The endplate modules further include an attachment feature. A central module is adapted to... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110320002 - Spinal fusion implant: The present invention provides a device and methodology for use in spinal fusion surgeries. An implant is proved for forming a rigid structure between adjoining vertebrae in a patient. The implant is a cage defined by at least a first end, second end, first side, and second side surface, wherein... Agent:

20110319998 - Universal trial for lateral cages: e

20110320004 - Method and apparatus for performing a less invasive shoulder procedure: A method for performing an arthroplasty on at least one of a glenoid or a humerus of a glenohumeral joint. The method includes the following: forming an entry incision in soft tissue superior and lateral to the glenohumeral joint; forming a passage from the entry incision to the glenohumeral joint;... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110320005 - System and method for ankle arthroplasty: A monolithic interpositional arthroplasty implant for use in repairing gyngylmus joints such as the joints of the ankle. The implant is a monolithic tibiotalar implant having a first major surface shaped to be positioned against a tibia. The tibia is allowed to articulate across the first major surface. A second... Agent:

20110320006 - Coated implant: The disclosure relates to an orthopedic implant comprising a metallic substrate coated with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) layer, and a layer of a polymeric material placed over the DLC layer that is less stiff than the substrate, and methods of manufacturing the same.... Agent:

20110320007 - Diffusion-hardened medical implant: The present invention relates to a new composition and medical implant made therefrom, the composition comprising a thick diffusion hardened zone, and preferably further comprising a ceramic layer. The present invention relates to orthopedic implants comprising the new composition, methods of making the new composition, and methods of making orthopedic... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Reconstructive

20110320008 - Stents with bladder retention members: A medical device including an elongate member having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a medial portion disposed between the distal end portion an the proximal end portion. The proximal end portion is configured to be disposed within a bladder of a patient. A portion of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110320009 - Matrix for tissue repair: Implants include a porous layer made from a composition including a compound wherein collagen is cross-linked to a glycosaminoglycan, the porous layer being optionally joined to a collagen film.... Agent: Sofradim Production

20110320010 - Prosthetic devices having a universal socket design and methods of making and using the same: A prosthetic device (10) comprising: a universal socket (11) operatively adapted and sized to receive a variety of stump sizes, said universal socket comprising: a first socket open end (25) sized to receive a user stump, a second socket end (27) opposite the first socket end, at least two differently... Agent:

20110320011 - Orthopedic cushion and method for production thereof: The invention relates to an orthopaedic cushion made from a filled elastomer or softened thermoplastics and can be provided with a thin friction-reducing coating made from a non-polar, non-hydrophilic slip-increasing polymer coating namely poly(para-xylene). According to the invention, the above can be achieved by means of a method in which... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

20110320012 - Prosthetic foot with floating forefoot keel: A prosthetic foot device has an elongate forefoot spring carried by a fastener and suspended between upper and lower bumpers. A heel spring is suspended between an end of the fastener and the lower bumper.... Agent: Freedom Innovations, LLC

  
12/22/2011 > 44 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110313503 - Delivery system and method for self-centering a proximal end of a stent graft: A method for implanting a prosthesis centrally within a curved lumen includes loading a prosthesis into a delivery sheath, advancing the sheath in a patient towards the curved lumen to place at least the proximal end of the prosthesis within the curved lumen, and centering the proximal end of the... Agent: Bolton Medical, Inc.

20110313504 - Device and method to prevent or treat outflow vein stenosis of an arteriovenous fistula constructed with a synthetic vascular graft: Systems and methods are provided that reduce or prevent the occurrence of NIH, VR and the resulting VS in the VOT of a GAVF. The system may protect the venous outflow tract of a GAVF from the deleterious physical and biological factors that induce: pathological cellular and biochemical responses which... Agent:

20110313505 - Bifurcated stent introducer system: A stent delivery system and a method for implanting a stent are provided. The system includes first and second elongate shafts, each shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending at least partially therethrough. The second shaft is longitudinally movable relative to the first shaft. The... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110313506 - Methods and apparatus for storage and/or introduction of implant for hollow anatomical structure: One embodiment of the apparatus comprises a housing with a sheath portion projecting distally therefrom. The sheath portion has a sheath with a lumen, and a bearing surface in the sheath lumen or aligned with the sheath lumen, and located at or near a distal end of the sheath. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110313507 - Methods and apparatus for storage and/or introduction of implant for hollow anatomical structure: One embodiment of the apparatus comprises a housing with a sheath portion projecting distally therefrom. The sheath portion has a sheath with a lumen, and a bearing surface in the sheath lumen or aligned with the sheath lumen, and located at or near a distal end of the sheath. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110313508 - Endovascular platforms for uniform therapeutic delivery to local targets: An endovascular platform is provided that includes a periodic tiling-based stent structure having a parallelogram tile associated with a fundamental domain and an intrinsic cell-shape. A lattice vector includes a section of the parallelogram tile where the lattice vector is circumferentially folded to create helical repetition of cells.... Agent:

20110313510 - Polymer metal and composite implantable medical devices: A device and a method of manufacturing an implantable medical device, such as a stent, are described herein. The device includes a metallic region composed of a bioerodable metal and a polymer region composed of a biodegradable polymer contacting the metallic region. The metallic region may erode at a different... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110313509 - Stent with compact crimp configuration: A stent having a compacted configuration in which adjacent crowns of its undulating rings overlap one another. The overlapping compacted configuration provides for a relatively low profile in view of the coverage that is achieved by the stent upon expansion.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110313511 - Expandable prostheses for treating atherosclerotic lesions including vulnerable plaques: The invention provides expandable tubular prostheses that are designed for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions, such as vulnerable plaques, and that are characterized by no foreshortening, optimal radial force and accuracy of deployment. In the treatment of vulnerable plaque, the device may be expanded in a blood vessel so that... Agent: Prescient Medical, Inc.

20110313502 - Composite vascular prosthesis: A novel treatment for atherosclerotic vascular disease is described utilizing the implantation of a thin, conformable biocompatible prosthesis constructed from a composite of various structural and therapeutic scaffolds in combination with one or more bioactive agents. This prosthesis can be delivered into position over a lesion in order to passivate... Agent: Prescient Medical, Inc.

20110313512 - Side branch stent graft: A stent graft has a tubular side arm which can be angled proximally and distally and from side to side. The wall of the stent graft in the vicinity of the side arm has a loose fold of the graft material and the side arm is fastened to the loose... Agent: William A. Cook Australia Pty. Ltd.

20110313513 - Method and devices for preventing restenosis in cardiovascular stents: Described herein are devices and methods fabricating devices having nanostructures that allow adhesion or growth of one cell type, such as endothelial cells, more than another cell type, such as smooth muscle cells. In particular, stent covers having such nanostructures are described, and methods for fabricating these stent covers. Also... Agent:

20110313514 - Drug-eluting stent: A drug-eluting stent comprises a coated layer prepared of a composition comprising a polymer and a drug, the coated layer being a single coated layer with the composition, or comprises a first coated layer prepared of the above composition and a second coated layer with a polymer alone, the first... Agent: Japan Stent Technology Co., Ltd.

20110313516 - Percutaneous magnetic catheter: A percutaneous magnetic catheter may be used to position one or more magnetic components near a magnetically driven prosthesis in a patient's heart in order to adjust the magnetically driven prosthesis. In certain embodiments, the one or more magnetic components are rotatable. Rotation of the one or more magnetic components... Agent: Micardia Corporation

20110313515 - Replacement heart valve: A replacement heart valve can have an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus. A valve body can be mounted onto the expandable frame to provide functionality similar to a natural valve. The valve body has an upstream end and a downstream end, and a diameter at the... Agent:

20110313517 - Apparatus and method for modifying pressure-flow characteristics of a pump: A method for modifying a pump of a ventricular assist device includes the step of modifying pressure-flow characteristics of a pump of a ventricular assist device to simulate different pressure-flow characteristics or to make the flow rate of the pump more responsive to changes in the pressure differential of the... Agent:

20110313518 - High refractive index, acrylic ophthalmic device materials with reduced glistenings: High refractive index copolymers with reduced glistenings are disclosed. The copolymers, which are particularly suitable for use as ophthalmic device materials, comprise a high molecular weight, reactive, linear polyethylene glycol component.... Agent: Novartis Ag

20110313519 - Accommodating intraocular lens: An intraocular lens for insertion into a capsular bag of an eye comprises: an optic; and at least one plate haptic coupled to the optic by one or more flexible connecting members. The plate haptic with flexible finger extensions is designed to engage the periphery of the capsular bag. An... Agent:

20110313520 - Soft intraocular lens and method of manufacturing the same: There is provided a soft intraocular lens, comprising: an optical lens section 10 made of a foldable soft material; and a support arm section 20 formed so as to protrude outward from an outer peripheral edge of the optical lens section 10 for holding the optical lens section 10 in... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20110313521 - Intraocular rings and associated systems and methods: Intraocular rings, intraocular lens systems, and associated methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intraocular rings are formed of biocompatible pharmaceutical delivering materials and are configured to be implanted with conventional intraocular lens designs. The intraocular rings include engagement features for interfacing with haptics of the conventional intraocular lens designs... Agent:

20110313522 - Pseudophakic accommodating intraocular lens: The invention is directed to an assembly comprising a haptic for fixation to, and manufacture in conjunction with, an intraocular lens to be implanted in the natural lens capsule of an eye. The haptic of the invention comprises a continuous ribbon forming an essentially oblong shape having anterior and posterior... Agent: Anew Optics, Inc.

20110313523 - Pseudophakic accommodating intraocular lens: The invention is directed to an assembly comprising a haptic for fixation to, and manufacture in conjunction with, an intraocular lens to be implanted in the natural lens capsule of an eye. The haptic of the invention comprises a continuous ribbon forming an essentially oblong shape having anterior and posterior... Agent: Anew Optics, Inc.

20110313526 - Semi-rigid framework for a plate haptic accommodating intraocular lens: A plate haptic for an accommodating intraocular lens. The plate haptic has a haptic body that is substantially rigid in a longitudinal direction and substantially flexible in a transverse direction. A chassis is integral to the haptic body. The chassis causes the haptic body to be substantially more rigid in... Agent:

20110313525 - Tilt stabilizing accommodating intraocular lens: An intraocular lens for insertion into a capsular bag of an eye. A plurality of flexible connecting members couples a lens optic to a pair of opposing of plate haptics. The coupling members stabilize the optic with respect to the haptics. The coupling members are spaced apart straps having grooves... Agent:

20110313524 - Vitreous compressing plate haptic: A plate haptic is used with an intraocular lens optic displaceable in response to vitreous pressure changes. The plate haptic comprises: a plurality of opposing lateral portions; a distal portion having a plurality of opposing projections extending substantially laterally therefrom; and a proximal portion comprising a strap across which is... Agent:

20110313527 - Implant made of a magnesium alloy and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to an implant from a magnesium alloy, in which porosity increases towards the core.... Agent: Aap Biomaterials Gmbh

20110313531 - Implant for intervertebral space: An implant for an intervertebral space with a shaped body. The implant makes possible rotation of the implant about the longitudinal axis of the body in one direction and prevents such rotation in the opposite direction.... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110313528 - Standalone interbody fusion device with locking and release mechanism: An implantable assembly includes an anchor member and a spacer. The anchor member has a hub portion and a shank portion. The spacer includes a central opening to receive bone fusion material and at least one passage for receiving the anchor member. In one embodiment, the passage includes first and... Agent: Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC

20110313530 - System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20110313529 - Tissue removal tools and methods of use: Discectomy or disc preparation system that includes a guide member that is changeable from a deployment configuration for insertion into an intervertebral disc space to a deployed configuration upon being deployed into the intervertebral disc. The system also includes at least one tissue manipulator, such as cutting, scraping and extraction... Agent: Benvenue Medical, Inc.

20110313532 - Bone implant interface system and method: An orthopedic implant that includes an implant body having a bone contact surface to be in contact or near contact with a bone structure during use, wherein the bone contact surface has a bone interface structure protruding therefrom. The bone interface structure includes a first elongated portion to be at... Agent:

20110313533 - Humeral head resurfacing implant and methods of use thereof: The invention features a monoblock (non-modular) humeral head (shoulder) resurfacing implant designed to replace a portion of the patient's humeral head. The humeral head may need replacing due to trauma, osteonecrosis, infection, arthritis, or other causes. The implant of the invention is designed to be performed either as a hemiarthroplasty... Agent: Shoulder Innovations, LLC

20110313534 - Systems and methods for prosthetic knee: A knee prosthesis including femoral and tibial implants, a tibial insert and a cam post assembly. The femoral implant is secured to a femur and has a cam feature and condyles. The tibial implant is secured to a tibia. The tibial insert has articulating surfaces that match the contours of... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20110313536 - Functionalized titanium implants and related regenerative materials: It is provided a method for functionalizing an implant comprising treating the implant surface thereby causing the surface to be electro-positively charged. The implant has enhanced tissue-implant integration and/or bone-implant integration.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110313537 - Support structure implant for a bone cavity: A support structure implant for location within a bone cavity to support the bone which defines the cavity is formed from wires by braiding in a machine direction from a first end of the structure towards an opposite second end. The wires are formed into loops at the first end... Agent: Depuy International Limited

20110313538 - Bi-layered bone-like scaffolds: Disclosed are biomedical scaffolds that may be used, for example, for treatment of bone diseases and bone repair. Methods of preparing such scaffolds are also disclosed. These scaffolds permit nutrient and ion flow such that bone regeneration in the area surrounding the scaffold is promoted. Also disclosed are kits that... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20110313539 - Medical supplies and method of producing the same: Metallic medical supplies include a metallic material as a base material, and a film having micro pores and/or micro unevenness on a surface of the base material, wherein the micro pores and/or micro unevennesses are impregnated with iodine or iodine compounds.... Agent: Prostec Co., Ltd.

20110313540 - in or relating to growing cells: The present invention relates to a method of growing a plurality of cells (110) to performance competence in a matrix forming agent (120) containing one or more density modifiers (130), characterized in that the cells are grown in a culture media supplemented with from 2-20% human plasma. It also relates... Agent:

20110313535 - Urological repair apparatus and method: A urological repair device includes a stent having a diameter that fits within a portion of a urological structure. The stent also has a length to bridge a distance between a first end of the urological structure and a second end of the urological structure. The stent includes at least... Agent:

20110313542 - Engineered biological nerve graft, fabrication and application thereof: An engineered three-dimensional structure includes living cells cohered with each other. The living cells suitably include Schwann cells and at least one other type of cell. The cells accompanying the Schwann cells can suitably be bone marrow stem cells or another type of cell having one or more anti-inflammatory properties.... Agent: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri

20110313541 - Methods for generating cartilage tissue: A hyaline-like, single layer cartilage tissue construct includes chondrogenic cells dispersed within an endogenously produced extracellular matrix. The single layer cartilage tissue construct has a glycosaminoglycan content substantially equal to the glycosaminoglycan content of native cartilage tissue. A method for generating a single layer cartilage tissue construct includes isolating a... Agent:

20110313543 - Porous membranes for use with implantable devices: A membrane for implantation in soft tissue comprising a first domain that supports tissue ingrowth, disrupts contractile forces typically found in a foreign body response, encourages vascularity, and interferes with barrier cell layer formation, and a second domain that is resistant to cellular attachment, is impermeable to cells and cell... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20110313544 - Attachment system for prosthesis comprising socket liner with strap: An attachment system secures a residual limb to an artificial limb in a comfortable and substantially non-rotational manner. The attachment system offers proximal anchoring of the residual limb in a hard socket, by connecting a side surface of a residual limb liner to the side surface of the socket. Preferably,... Agent:

20110313545 - Method for aligning a prosthesis: A computerized prosthesis alignment system includes a transducer that can measure socket reactions in the anterior/posterior plane and the right/left planes, while canceling or reducing the transverse forces on the measurements of these socket reactions. In addition, the transducer is also capable of determining the axial load or weight experienced... Agent: Orthocare Innovations LLC

  
12/15/2011 > 38 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110307049 - Bi-directional stent delivery system: A bi-directional stent delivery system includes an inner elongate shaft, a radially expandable prosthesis disposed over the inner elongate shaft, an outer elongate shaft, and a shuttle sheath disposed over the radially expandable prosthesis. The distal portion of the inner shaft is releasably coupled to the distal portion of the... Agent:

20110307044 - Methods and systems for ostial stenting of a bifurcation: A system for treating a bifurcation includes first and second delivery catheters, each having an expandable member. A stent having a side hole is disposed on the second delivery catheter. A portion of the first delivery catheter is disposed under a portion of the stent. The first delivery catheter is... Agent: Advanced Bifurcation Systems, Inc.

20110307045 - Methods and systems for treating a bifurcation with provisional side branch stenting: A system for treating a bifurcation includes first and second delivery catheters, each having an expandable member. A stent having a side hole is disposed on the second delivery catheter. A portion of the first delivery catheter is disposed under a portion of the stent. The first delivery catheter is... Agent: Advanced Bifurcation Systems, Inc.

20110307048 - Pre-loaded multiport delivery device: A pre-loaded stent graft delivery device and stent graft, the stent graft delivery device. The stent graft has at least one fenestration or side arm and the fenestration is preloaded with an indwelling guide wire. Indwelling access sheaths are provided within auxiliary lumens of a pusher catheter and dilators are... Agent: William A. Cook Australia Pty. Ltd.

20110307046 - Selective stent crimping: Methods for crimping a stent on an expandable member of a delivery catheter, and devices and methods for treating a bifurcation are disclosed. A method for crimping includes positioning a stent having a first portion and a second portion over the expandable member, and non-uniformly crimping the stent to the... Agent: Advanced Bifurcation Systems, Inc.

20110307047 - System and methods for treating a bifurcation: A system for treating a bifurcation includes first and second delivery catheters, each having an expandable member and a stent. The stent on the second delivery catheter has a side hole. A portion of the first delivery catheter is disposed under a portion of the stent on second delivery catheter.... Agent: Advanced Bifurcation Systems, Inc.

20110307051 - Bioerodible endoprostheses including electrochemical cell: A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a bioerodible body and a bioerodible electrochemical cell. The bioerodible body includes a bioerodible metal. The bioerodible electrochemical cell includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte between the cathode and the anode. The cathode is adapted to be in electrical contact with at least a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110307050 - Laser system and processing conditions for manufacturing bioabsorbable stents: The present invention involves laser machining polymer substrates to form a stent with laser parameters that minimize damage to the substrate in a surface region adjacent to the machined edge surface. The wavelength and pulse width are selected for this unique application and they can be controlled to minimize the... Agent:

20110307052 - Stent alignment during treatment of a bifurcation: A system for treating a bifurcation includes a first radially expandable stent and a second radially expandable stent. The first stent has a side hole and a plurality of lateral elements extending from the side hole. The second stent has a plurality of axial elements extending away from the proximal... Agent: Advanced Bifurcation Systems, Inc.

20110307053 - Polymer metal and composite implantable medical devices: A device and a method of manufacturing an implantable medical device, such as a stent, are described herein. The device includes a metallic region composed of a bioerodable metal and a polymer region composed of a biodegradable polymer contacting the metallic region. The metallic region may erode at a different... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110307054 - Implant coating with nucleic acids: One example embodiment of the present invention relates to an implant with a coating or a cavity filling containing a nucleic acid, which i) can inhibit the expression of at least one representative of the Ras gene family by means of RNA interference; or ii) encodes for a nucleic acid... Agent:

20110307055 - Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair: The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraumatic grasping may allow repositioning of the devices relative to... Agent: Abbott Vascular

20110307056 - Medical valve implant for implantation in an animal body and/or human body: The invention relates to a medical valve implant for implantation in the animal body and/or human body, comprising a support frame that includes a first end and a second end, which are disposed on opposite ends of the support frame in a main extension direction of support frame. According to... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20110307057 - Polymer adhesive for an intraocular lens that minimizes posterior capsule opacification: Various polymers are provided that can be polymerized in the lens capsule with the ability to covalently bond an intraocular lens implant to the posterior capsule of the eye such that there is no space available between the intraocular lens implant and the lens capsule for lens epithelial cells to... Agent:

20110307058 - Accommodative intraocular lens and method of improving accommodation: The present invention provides an accommodative intraocular lens (AIOL) system and method for improving accommodation with an intraocular lens. The method involves insertion into the capsular bag of a flexible optic holder comprising a plurality of haptics configured to allow the capsular bag to be sectioned at regular intervals following... Agent:

20110307059 - Method of tendon repair with amnion and chorion constructs: It is described a construct for use in surgical repair of tendon. The construct contains at least one layer of human amnion and chorion tissues and is generally cylindrical with a C-shaped cross-section to allow for ease of implantation over the tendon. Methods for preparing the construct is described. In... Agent: Afcell Medical

20110307060 - Implant sensors: Exemplary orthopedic implants are disclosed. The orthopedic implants may include one or more sensors. Exemplary sensors include sensors to monitor bone growth, changes to the implant over time, and proper placement of the implant. The orthopedic implants may include a woven material. Sensor arrangements to detect a state of an... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20110307061 - Systems and methods for facet joint treatment: A system for treating a facet joint of a patient. The facet joint includes a superior articular face and an inferior articular face. The system includes a resurfacing device, an implant insertion tool and a guide cannula. The resurfacing device is positionable between a superior articular face of a facet... Agent: Zyga Technology, Inc.

20110307062 - Pre-packed corpectomy device to improve fusion: Corpectomy device comprising outer component, inner component and riser. The outer component includes a first endplate and first structure. The first structure includes a window and seat in communication with the window. The seat defines an opening to be pre-packed substantially with first grafting material. The inner component includes a... Agent: International Spinal Innovations, LLC

20110307065 - Adjustable vertebral spacer for vertebral reconstruction: An adjustable vertebral spacer includes a spacer body, a movable member coupled to the spacer body, an adjustment ring mounted on the spacer body and rotatable to move the movable member and to further adjust the combined height of the spacer body and the movable member, a lock ring mounted... Agent: Wen-hsien Hsu

20110307064 - Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine: Methods of separating and/or supporting layers of tissue in the human spine. Such methods generally comprise inserting at least a distal end portion of a guide member between layers of tissue in the human spine wherein the distal end portion defines a predetermined shape. A distraction device is advanced over... Agent: Benvenue Medical, Inc.

20110307066 - Spacer with height and angle adjustments for spacing vertebral members: A device to space vertebral members that may include a deploying device with a first member with an elongated first shaft and a first body at an end of the first shaft, a second member with an elongated second shaft that extends around the first shaft and a second body... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110307063 - Spinal tissue distraction devices: Spinal tissue distraction devices that include at least one guide member for guiding a distraction device to a location between layers of spinal tissue. The guide member has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion is adapted for insertion between the tissue layers and... Agent: Benvenue Medical, Inc.

20110307067 - Trial femoral prosthesis and its use: Embodiments of the present application relate generally to provisional orthopedic components, and specifically, to a trial system including a cam module (10) and a trial femoral component (100) that can be used during joint replacement surgery. The systems and methods described help a surgeon prepare a patient's bone to receive... Agent:

20110307071 - Joint prosthesis with positionable head: A prosthesis assembly in one embodiment includes a stem configured to be implanted in a bone and including a first coupling portion, a head having a bearing surface configured to mate with at least one of a natural opposing joint component and a prosthetic opposing joint component, the head further... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20110307072 - Support structure implant for a bone cavity: A support structure implant for location within a bone cavity to support the bone which defines the cavity is formed from interlaced wires which extend from a first end of the structure towards an opposite second end. The structure flares outwardly from the first end to a maximum transverse dimension... Agent: Deputy International Limited

20110307068 - Coating for a cocrmo substrate: A coating for a CoCrMo substrate including a first layer located directly on the substrate and including Ta(CoCrMo)0.5-2.0, a second layer located directly on the first layer and including tantalum, a third layer located directly on the second layer and including tantalum carbide, and a fourth layer located directly on... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110307074 - Biomaterials for use in methods of bone replacement therapy: This invention relates to biomaterials, said biomaterials for use in methods to control and/or induce bone growth. Particularly, the invention relates to macroporous calcium phosphate biomaterials pre-loaded with certain amounts of osteoclastic activity inhibitors for use in methods to control and/or induce bone growth in primates.... Agent: Medical Research Council Of South Africa

20110307073 - Resorbable scaffolds for bone repair and long bone tissue engineering: Bioresorbable scaffolds for bone engineering, such as repair of bone defects, particularly long bone defects, or augmentation of bone length are described. Scaffolds are porous and comprise multiple side channels. In one embodiment, scaffolds are made from layers of micro-filament meshes comprising polycaprolactone (PCL) or a PCL-composite sequentially laid in... Agent:

20110307076 - In vivo and ex vivo gene transfer into renal tissue using gutless adenovirus vectors: A method for treating a renal disease in a subject is disclosed. The method includes administering into a kidney of the subject with an effective amount of a gutless adenoviral vector containing a polynucleotide encoding a therapeutic agent. The gutless adenoviral vector contains the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:13... Agent: Biovec, LLC

20110307075 - Intragastric device for treating obesity: The present invention is directed toward an intragastric device used to treat obesity that includes a wire mesh structure capable of changing from a compressed pre-deployment shape to an expanded post-deployment shape with a greatly increased volume. The post-deployment shape contains a light weight at the top and a heavier... Agent:

20110307069 - Rotate-to-advance catheterization system: an external thread disposed over the distal end of the tube, the external thread having a sufficient structural integrity, and a sufficient surface profile, such that when the tube is disposed in a bodily passageway, rotation of the tube about the longitudinal axis will result in longitudinal motion of the... Agent:

20110307070 - Stent for repair of anastomasis surgery leaks: A stent for repairing post-anastomasis (e.g., bariatric) surgery leaks is formed by an elongated tube having a proximal flare-shaped flange, an enlarged middle section, and a distal flare-shaped flange, where an exterior surface of the elongated tube is substantially covered with a polymer.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110307077 - Composite anisotropic tissue reinforcing implants having alignment markers and methods of manufacturing same: A composite implant includes an anisotropic surgical mesh having more stretchability along a first axis and less stretchability along a second axis that traverses the first axis, and an alignment marker overlying a first major surface of the anisotropic mesh and extending along the first axis. The implant includes a... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20110307078 - Hydraulic prosthetic joint: The present invention relates to artificial limbs generally and to joints for the same. In particular, the present invention provides hydraulic functional units (35), generally classified as damping devices as connected between artificial limbs whereby to enable movement of artificial joints to closely correspond with natural human movement. In the... Agent:

20110307079 - Multiscale intra-cortical neural interface system: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to collect neuro data from an organ, such as a brain. Spikes may be detected using raw neuro data collected from the organ. The spikes may be sorted. Underlying neuronal firing rates may be estimated using the sorted spikes. The neuronal firing rates may... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University, The

20110307080 - Distal lock for a prosthetic hard socket: A lock connects the distal end of a liner to the distal end of the hard socket of a prosthetic leg, and limits or prevents air flow into the hard socket through the distal lock mechanism, even when vacuum is established inside the socket. The distal lock normally is latched,... Agent: Coyote Design And Manufacturing, Inc.

20110307081 - Localized reinforcement for laminated panel e.g., for a prosthesis: A laminated panel is formable into a prosthesis. An outer layer of the panel has upper and lower surfaces, and is made of a thermoformable material. An inner layer of the panel has upper and lower surfaces, and is positioned relative to the outer layer such that the lower surface... Agent:

  
12/08/2011 > 35 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110301685 - Bi-directional stent delivery system: A bi-directional stent delivery system includes an inner elongate shaft, a radially expandable prosthesis disposed over the inner elongate shaft, an outer elongate shaft, and a shuttle sheath disposed over the radially expandable prosthesis. The distal portion of the inner shaft is releasably coupled to the distal portion of the... Agent: Veniti, Inc.

20110301687 - Device suitable for implantation at a desired position in a lumen of warm-blooded living being, as well as a holder suitable for such a device: A device suitable for implantation at a desired position in a lumen of a warm-blooded living being, which device comprises a tubular holder to be fixed in the lumen and at least one function element to be detachably fitted in the holder. The holder comprises a deformable tube which, in... Agent: Applied Medical Developments Bv

20110301686 - Implant delivery device: A system for delivering an implant within a patient is disclosed. The activation of the heater coil causes the degradation, melting or reduction of a component that brings the heater coil into or out of electrical contact with another component, or causes the individual loops of the coil to contact... Agent: Microvention, Inc.

20110301688 - Prosthetic valve delivery system: A prosthetic valve delivery system for percutaneously delivering and deploying a prosthetic valve within an existing valve is disclosed. The delivery system includes a stented prosthetic valve having a balloon-expandable stent portion with a prosthetic valve disposed therein and at least one self-expanding stent portion. The delivery system further includes... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110301684 - System and method for performing angiography and stenting: An integrated catheter system for performing angiography on a human patient, the integrated catheter system consisting of an angiographic catheter onto which a thin-walled sheath is co-axially mounted. The angiographic catheter having an essentially straight and elongated proximal section in the form of a cylindrical shaft that is surrounded for... Agent: Svelte Medical Systems, Inc.

20110301689 - Stent delivery device: A delivery device is provided for delivering a stent device. The stent device (2) is radially expandable from a radially reduced, delivery configuration to a radially expanded, deployment configuration. A restraining sheath (4) is mounted coaxially over the stent device for maintaining the stent device in the delivery configuration. The... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110301690 - Endovascular staple: A plaque tack can be used for holding plaque against blood vessel walls such as in treating atherosclerotic occlusive disease. The plaque tack can be formed as a thin, annular band for holding loose plaque under a spring or other expansion force against a blood vessel wall. Focal elevating elements... Agent: Innovasc LLC

20110301691 - Method of manufacturing tubular structure, and stent: A method of manufacturing a tubular structure is implemented by housing a tubular base, which has a side circumference surface formed in a bellows-like shape, in a polishing container, causing magnetic particles to flow along a circumferential direction of the tubular base due to action of magnetic poles, and supplying... Agent:

20110301692 - Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body: A prosthetic valve assembly can include a radially expandable stent. The stent can includea first expandable annular portion that is configured, in an expanded state, to bear against a wall of a native body lumen, a second expandable annular portion that is configured, in an expanded state, to bear against... Agent: Medtronic Corevalve LLC

20110301693 - Iliac extension with flared cuff: A leg extension (10) for a stent grafting system to connect between an aortic graft and an iliac graft. The leg extension is a tubular body (12) of a biocompatible graft material with self-expanding stents connected along the length of the tubular body and the tubular body having a distal... Agent: William A. Cook Australia

20110301694 - 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:

20110301696 - Device and method for management of aneurism, perforation and other vascular abnormalities: This application is directed to a device comprising a covering attached to the device. A process of making a device with a specific covering attached is also disclosed. The application further discloses a method for the treatment of perforations, fistulas, ruptures, dehiscence and aneurisms in luminal vessels and organs of... Agent:

20110301697 - Manufacture, method and use of drug-eluting medical devices for permanently keeping blood vessels open: The invention relates to stents and catheter balloons having optimized coatings for eluting rapamycin as well as methods for manufacturing these coatings.... Agent: Hemoteq Ag

20110301695 - Optimum coatings for vascular stents: Disclosed is a stent that allows rapid coverage of the stent's luminal surface with endothelial cells while eluting enough anti-restenosis drug from the stent's abluminal surface to eliminate restenosis. A delay in the release of the anti-restenosis drug from the abluminal surface of the stent struts is created by a... Agent: Svelte Medical Systems, Inc.

20110301698 - Method for guide-wire based advancement of a rotation assembly: A method is provided including coupling a tissue-engaging element to a first portion of cardiac tissue of a heart of a patient and advancing toward the tissue-engaging element an adjustment mechanism along at least one guide member that is removably coupled to the tissue-engaging element. The adjustment mechanism engages a... Agent: Valtech Cardio, Ltd.

20110301701 - Method and apparatus for minimally invasive heart valve procedures: An apparatus (100) for and a method of delivering and implanting a surgical device on an anatomic structure is through minimally invasive procedures. The method is facilitated by an apparatus including a unitary tube (106) operatively connected to a deployment head (118) controlled by an apparatus controller. The deployment head... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20110301700 - Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods associated therewith: A prosthetic heart valve implantable by catheter without surgery includes a substantially “dry” membrane or tissue material. In at least one embodiment, the tissue is folded in a dry state to form a tissue leaflet assembly that is then attached to a frame to form an implantable prosthetic heart valve.... Agent: Colibri Heart Valve LLC

20110301702 - Transcatheter delivery system and method with controlled expansion and contraction 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 and a coupling structure disposed near the distal end and configured to be coupled to a distal end of the prosthetic... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110301703 - Devices and methods for collapsing prosthetic heart valves: A crimping tool for use with a collapsible prosthetic valve having a stent frame with a plurality of cell openings, and a valve structure assembled in the stent frame. The crimping tool includes a plurality of resilient tines defining an array around a longitudinal axis of the crimping tool. The... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

20110301704 - Annuloplasty rings for repair of abnormal mitral valves: A remodeling mitral annuloplasty ring with a reduced anterior-to-posterior dimension to restore coaptation between the mitral leaflets in mitral valve insufficiency (IMVI). The ring has a generally oval shaped body with a major axis perpendicular to a minor axis, both perpendicular to a blood flow axis. An anterior section lies... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110301705 - Cardiac valve, system, and method: A cardiac valve with a support frame having a first end member and a second end member opposing the first end member in a substantially fixed distance relationship, and a cover extending over the support frame to allow for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110301699 - Apparatus and methods for treating tissue: Apparatus and methods are provided for thermally and/or mechanically treating tissue, such as valvular structures, to reconfigure or shrink the tissue in a controlled manner. Mechanical clips are implanted over the leaflets of a valve, e.g., in the heart, either alone or after thermal treatment to cause the valve to... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20110301706 - Breast reconstruction device and methods: A novel human breast implant and method for using the same comprising a bioabsorbable implant into which native, autologous vascularized tissue and autologous fat is placed and propagated within a patient's chest as a breast implant.... Agent: Biostruxs, LLC

20110301708 - Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation: An anchor assembly for retaining a graft in an anatomy. The anchor assembly includes an anchor body, a flexible connector, and a graft holding member. The anchor body includes a first connector bore defined by the anchor body. The flexible connector extends through the first connector bore. The graft holding... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20110301707 - Soft and calcified tissue implants: Disclosed herein is processed dermis graft for use in orthopedic surgical procedures. Specifically exemplified herein is a processed dermis graft comprising one or more bone blacks having a groove cut into the surface thereof, wherein said groove is sufficient to accommodate a fixation screw. Also disclosed is a method of... Agent:

20110301709 - Intervertebral implant: The embodiments herein are directed to bone-joining or bone-bridging intervertebral implants with an inner channel-type structure of channels, which extend from a bone contacting-surface of the implant to the inside of the implant, whereby the vertical channels are connected by horizontal channels which allow a X-ray beam to go through... Agent:

20110301715 - Dynamic guard and method for use thereof: A guard and method for guiding a bone removal device to form an implantation space in the human spine and, if desired, for inserting a spinal implant into the implantation space.... Agent:

20110301714 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant assembly includes first and second support members and a retention member. The first and second support members are configured to engage first and second vertebral bodies, respectively. The first and second support members define first and second guide portions, respectively. In particular, the first and second support... Agent: Spartan Cage, LLC

20110301713 - Intervertebral implant and face plate combination: An intervertebral implant assembly includes an implant member and a retention member. The implant member includes a body portion and an attaching portion. The body portion includes first and second surfaces adapted to engage first and second vertebral bodies, respectively. The attaching portion defines a first guide portion that leads... Agent: Spartan Cage, LLC

20110301710 - Intervertebral implant facilitating unilateral placement, instruments and methods: Implants, tools and methods for performing unilateral posterior lumbar interbody fusion are provided. An interbody implant includes a body having a top and bottom surface extending along a length thereof; and first and second side surfaces extending between the top and bottom surfaces on opposite sides of the body. The... Agent:

20110301711 - System and methods for a laterally expanding implant: An implant for a spinal column and a method for inserting the same into a patient is disclosed. The implant includes an elongated body positionable in a spinal disc space. The body comprises a first body member and a second body member that each include at least one wedge extending... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110301712 - System and methods for a laterally expanding implant: An implant for a spinal column and a method for inserting the same into a patient is disclosed. The implant includes an elongated body positionable in a spinal disc space. The body comprises a first body member and a second body member that each include at least one wedge extending... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110301716 - Method to enhance osteoblast functionality and measure electrochemical properties for a medical implant: A method to enhance osteoblast functionality of a medical implant. The method may include obtaining the medical implant and treating a surface of the medical implant to modify the surface characteristics causing increase functionality of adjacent positioned osteoblasts. A method of increasing cellular activity of a medical implant is also... Agent: Nanovis, LLC.

20110301717 - Supporting and forming transitional material for use in supporting prosthesis devices, implants and to provide structure in a human body: A transitional mesh and thread for use in the human body is dissolved. The transitional mesh being comprised of sections of non-absorbable mesh fabric with sections of absorbable mesh fabric, such that each non-absorbable section is attached to absorbable mesh fabric. The non-absorbable mesh sections can be overlaid with absorbable... Agent:

20110301718 - Exercise device for use with a prosthesis: The present invention provides an armband designed for wearing by a person who uses a hand prosthesis or a person with impaired hand function. The armband both stabilizes the attachment of the prosthesis thereby allowing pulling exercises that would otherwise be impossible and provides connection to exercise machines allowing the... Agent:

  
12/01/2011 > 34 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110295355 - Bloused stent-graft and fenestration method: A method includes deploying a bloused stent-graft into a main vessel such that a bloused section of the bloused stent-graft covers a branch vessel emanating from the main vessel. The bloused section includes loose graft cloth. A pressure differential between the main vessel and the branch vessel causes the bloused... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110295353 - Patent body lumen stent: A stent implantable in a patent body lumen. The stent comprises a contiguous wire body having a plurality of sequential reversal coils that, when deployed in the patent lumen, are each configured to conform to the shape of the patent lumen and collectively have sufficient radial strength to prevent substantial... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20110295354 - Stent delivery system with pusher assembly: A pusher assembly for a stent delivery device includes a distal end of an elongate member and a stent-engaging member having proximal and distal ends. The proximal end of the stent-engaging member is mechanically coupled to the distal end of the inner member by a connector, or the proximal end... Agent: Idev Technologies, Inc.

20110295357 - Abdominal aortic stent: An abdominal aortic stent includes a first sub-stent and a second sub-stent, each having a front end and the circumference of the front end of each sub-stent is half of the circumference of the abdominal aorta, and when the circumference is gradually reduced to a rear end of each sub-stent,... Agent:

20110295358 - Endoluminal prosthesis: An endoluminal prosthesis (500) comprises a tubular body (502) suitable to turn from a collapsed state to an expaneded or partially expanded state. The tubular body develops along a longitudinal axis (504) and comprises a plurality of closed paths (506a, 506b, 506c, 506d) developing along a substantially circumferential direction. The... Agent:

20110295356 - Stent having optimized expansion ratio: An intravascular stent has an elongated tubular member that has a manufactured inner diameter and a manufactured outer diameter. The nominal expansion outer diameter (implanted diameter) is approximately 1.618 times larger than the manufactured outer diameter, which is referred to the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio provides for optimal crimping... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110295359 - Stent with reduced weld profiles and a closed-end wire configuration: A method for making an implantable stent includes the steps of (i) providing a plurality of elongate stent wires; (ii) forming said wires into a hollow tubular structure having opposed first and second open ends; (iii) terminating said wires at the second end; (iv) aligning the wires at the second... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110295360 - Stent: A stent includes a plurality of wavy annular bodies each formed in an annular shape from a wavy linear member, and a connection part provided between the adjacent wavy annular bodies, interconnecting the adjacent wavy annular bodies coaxially, weaker than the wavy annular bodies and rupturable. The connection part extends... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110295361 - Catheter deliverable artificial multi-leaflet heart valve prosthesis and intravascular delivery system for a catheter deliverable heart valve prosthesis: A heart valve prosthesis includes a collapsible stent and a one-piece multi-leaflet valve. The stent includes at least one length of wire having a series of turns forming a spring-like stent. The one-piece multi-leaflet valve is attached to the stent and includes a cylinder of polyester material secured thereto at... Agent: The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

20110295362 - Prosthesis for retrieval and deployment: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for... Agent: Dc Devices, Inc.

20110295363 - Prosthetic heart valve and transcatheter delivered endoprosthesis comprising a prosthetic heart valve and a stent: The invention relates to a prosthetic heart valve (100) for an endoprosthesis (1) used in the treatment of a stenotic cardiac valve and/or a cardiac valve insufficiency. The prosthetic heart valve (100) comprises of a plurality of leaflets (102), which consist of a natural and/or synthetic material and have a... Agent:

20110295364 - Apparatus and method of using markers to position stents in bifurcations: The present invention provides methods and systems for placing stent systems at vascular bifurcations. The systems include a main branch stent having a side opening, optionally including a side structure, with radiopaque fluoroscopic markers about the periphery of the opening. The stent system further includes a side branch stent having... Agent: Trireme Medical, Inc.

20110295365 - Anti-viral compositions and methods for administration: Certain embodiments disclosed relate to compositions, including therapeutic compositions, methods, articles of manufacture, systems, and devices. Certain embodiments relate to anti-viral compositions, methods, articles of manufacture, systems and devices.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110295366 - Mounting tool for loading a prosthesis: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for implanting a prosthesis into a heart of a mammal, such as a person. The disclosure includes a prosthesis that acts as a pressure vent between the left and right atria of the heart. The disclosure also includes a mounting tool for... Agent: Dc Devices, Inc.

20110295368 - Accommodative intraocular lens assembly: An intraocular optic assembly including an anterior haptic member and a posterior haptic member arranged to correspond to anterior and posterior portions of a capsular bag, respectively, having an anterior-posterior axis passing centrally through the anterior and posterior haptic members, bendable link members attached to and between the anterior and... Agent:

20110295367 - Intraocular implant cell migration inhibition system: Generally, an intraocular implant and methods for treating an ocular condition. In particular, an intraocular implant which implanted between an intraocular lens and the surface of the posterior capsule of the eye inhibits migration of residual lens epithelial cells after cataract surgery by providing structural barriers to reduce posterior capsule... Agent: Insight Innovations, LLC

20110295369 - Method of treating scoliosis using a biological implant: The present invention is a bone growth stimulating and promoting cytokine type biological implant preferably comprising PTH coated with a controlled release biodegradable coating that is implanted preferably in the concave side of a scoliotically curved spine in combination with a bone growth inhibiting type biological implant preferably comprising methotrexate... Agent: Axial Biotech, Inc.

20110295370 - Spinal implants and methods of use thereof: The invention encompasses devices and methods for treating one or more damaged, diseased, or traumatized intervertebral discs to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. Specifically, the invention encompasses interspinous spacers, for example, corpectomy spacers that are suitable for insertion into an intervertebral disc space.... Agent:

20110295371 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion: A self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatus is disclosed which includes at least first and second sliding boxes. A first screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body is disposed within the first sliding box, and a second screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body disposed... Agent:

20110295374 - Implantable joint prosthesis: The invention relates to a surgical implant that provides an artificial diarthroidal-like joint, suitable for use in replacing any joint, but particularly suitable for use as an intervertebral disc endoprosthesis. The invention contains two rigid opposing shells, each having an outer surface adapted to engage the surfaces of the bones... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110295373 - Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods: Systems are provided for reducing the complexity and invasiveness of spinal stabilization procedures and provide an expandable device deliverable to a spinal implantation location. The expandable device can be delivered through a minimally invasive access portal and expanded at the implantation location to manipulate one or more bony structures or... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110295372 - Spinal system and method including lateral approach: Embodiments of the invention include devices and methods for implanting a vertebral body spacer. A lateral surgical approach is contemplated with some disclosed procedures. Instruments of some embodiments are insertable into a disc space to achieve distraction, to determine a desired disc space height, and to select a corresponding implant.... Agent:

20110295375 - Allogenic articular cavity prosthesis and method for implanting the same: An articular cavity prosthesis comprises a block extending along a central axis and including a top section and a base section, the top section having an articular bearing surface extending transverse to the central axis and a supporting surface opposite the articular bearing surface configured to contact a surface of... Agent:

20110295376 - Method and apparatus for trialing a modular humeral head: The present disclosure is directed to a modular shoulder prosthesis measuring device having an adjustable radial offset provided by relative rotation of an adapter interdisposed between the stem and the head. Specifically, the interface configuration between the stem and the adapter, as well as between the adapter and the head... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20110295377 - Orthopaedic implant system and fasteners for use therein: Orthopaedic assemblies including a tibial component and one of a fixed tibial insert or a rotatable tibial insert. The assemblies may include structure to prevent undesired movement between the tibial component and insert. For example, a retaining tab may be provided on the tibial component that couples to a tab... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110295378 - Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20110295379 - Expandable joint implant: A soft, expandable, implantable device sized for spacing between small bones comprising a first smooth surface on which a first small bone may slide. Implant (700) includes an opening (704) (passage) extending through the device for promoting fibrotic development through the opening from a direction from both thumb metacarpal (202)... Agent: Ortho-space Ltd.

20110295380 - Semi-constrained ankle prosthesis having a rotating bearing insert: A semi-constrained ankle prosthesis includes a tibial component configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared surface of the distal end of a tibia, and a bearing insert locked to the tibial component. The bearing insert is rotative relative to the tibial component and has an articular surface formed in an... Agent:

20110295381 - Bimetal acetabular component construct for hip joint prosthesis: This invention provides for a novel orthopedic prosthesis, specifically a prosthetic acetabular component for a prosthetic total hip joint, that comprises two constructs, one being a metal base construct that engages the bone and the other being a polyethylene bearing construct that attaches to the metal base construct and articulates... Agent:

20110295382 - Prosthetic implant support structure: A prosthetic system that includes a prosthetic implant and a support structure secured to an inner surface of the cavity in the end of the bone is disclosed. The support structure defines a channel that extends through the length of the support structure. The prosthetic implant is received in the... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20110295383 - Bone substitute material for medical use and method of producing the same: There is disclosed a bone substitute material for medical use which satisfies all the requirements of (1) no histotoxicity, (2) osteoconductivity, (3) bone replacement capability, and (4) mechanical strength necessary for a bone reconstruction operation. The bone substitute material for medical use is predominantly composed of carbonate apatite and produced... Agent: Kyushu Tlo Company Limited

20110295384 - Controlling power in a prosthesis or orthosis based on predicted walking speed or surrogate for same: In some embodiments of a prosthetic or orthotic ankle/foot, a prediction is made of what the walking speed will be during an upcoming step. When the predicted walking speed is slow, the characteristics of the apparatus are then modified so that less net-work that is performed during that step (as... Agent:

20110295385 - Controlling torque in a prosthesis or orthosis based on a deflection of series elastic element: In some embodiments of a prosthetic or orthotic ankle/foot, a prediction is made of what the walking speed will be during an upcoming step. When the predicted walking speed is slow, the characteristics of the apparatus are then modified so that less net-work that is performed during that step (as... Agent:

20110295386 - Valve system for prosthetics: A valve system regulates the air pressure in the space(s) between a residual limb, or liner-covered limb, and a hard socket of an external prosthesis, for example, for improving donning and doffing the prosthesis, and/or during walking and other normal use of the prosthesis. The valve system may include a... Agent: Coyote Design & Manufacturing, Inc

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