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01/26/2012 > 41 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120022628 - Attachment mechanism for stent release: An attachment mechanism for coupling a stent to a delivery system is disclosed. The attachment mechanism is configured to pivot relative to an inner shaft assembly of the delivery system in order to release the stent from the delivery system.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120022630 - Catheter sheath for implant delivery: There is disclosed herein a tube of material (1) having a seam (12) extending between a proximal end and a distal end, two edges (10a, 10b) of the material meeting and at least partially overlapping along the seam (12) and being sewn together at the seam by stitches (21, 22,... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20120022631 - Control system for a stent delivery system: A control system for controlling movement of a stent delivery system, a stent delivery system and a method for controlling movement of a stent delivery system are provided. The control system includes a housing having a chamber formed therein, a first drive at least partially positioned within the housing and... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120022632 - Extendable flushing system: An extendable flushing system, a delivery system including an extendable flushing system and a method of flushing a delivery system are provided. The extendable flushing system includes flexible tubing having an extended configuration and a compressed configuration, a first tubing end and a second tubing end. The extendable flushing system... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120022629 - Inflation media for implants: An inflatable implant is disclosed. The inflatable implant comprises at least one inflation channel for forming an inflatable structure of the inflatable implant; and an inflation media disposed within the at least one inflation channel, wherein the inflation media comprises a mixture of an epoxy resin and a hardener, the... Agent: Direct Flow Medical, Inc.

20120022634 - Medical devices with amorphous metals and methods therefor: Medical devices made at least in part of amorphous metals or alloys are provided. Certain embodiments include filters, stents, guidewires, snares, and coils comprised of amorphous metal. Methods of forming the medical devices, including methods of shape setting amorphous metals or alloys into components of medical devices are also provided.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120022633 - Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems used to deliver a prosthetic heart valve to a deficient valve. In one embodiment, for instance, a support structure and an expandable prosthetic valve are advanced through the aortic arch of a patient using a delivery system. The support structure... Agent:

20120022636 - Method of delivering advanced endovascular graft: A flexible low profile delivery system for delivery of an expandable intracorporeal device, specifically, an endovascular graft, which has at least one belt circumferentially disposed about the device in a constraining configuration. The belt is released by a release member, such as a release wire, by retracting the wire from... Agent: Trivascular, Inc.

20120022635 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes: a distal-side tube; a proximal-side tube; a tubular member which contains a stent; a wire which has one end fixed to the tubular member; and an operating section which has a wire winding mechanism and a wire winding amount restriction mechanism for restricting the length... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120022637 - Vascular implant: A medical implant (20) includes first and second ring members (22, 24), each including a resilient framework (26) having a generally cylindrical form. A tubular sleeve (28) is fixed to the first and second ring members so as to hold the ring members in mutual longitudinal alignment, thereby defining a... Agent: Neovasc Medical Ltd.

20120022638 - Barb for anchoring an implantable medical device within a body vessel: A barb for anchoring an implantable medical device to a body vessel comprises a thin-walled body portion for engagement with a structural element of an implantable medical device and a penetrating element extending from the body portion. The body portion has a longitudinal axis. The penetrating element includes a tip... Agent:

20120022639 - Guide wires with commissural anchors to advance a prosthetic valve: Apparatus is provided, including one or more valve support guide members configured to be delivered to one or more commissures of a native atrioventricular valve of a patient, one or more valve support anchors configured to be anchored to the one or more commissures of the native valve, a prosthetic... Agent:

20120022640 - Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing: Apparatus and methods are described, including one or more valve support guide members that are delivered to one or more commissures of a native atrioventricular valve of a patient. A prosthetic valve support is advanced toward the native valve along the one or more valve support guide members and placed... Agent:

20120022641 - Valve holder: Methods and apparatus for holding and maneuvering a valve during preparation and attachment to patient, providing increased visibility of the prosthetic valve and the sewing ring to prevent suture entanglement. A handle attachment is spaced from the valve for improved visibility of the sewing ring and the outlet end of... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120022642 - Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an anchor having an expandable braid. In some embodiments, the expandable braid is fabricated from a single strand of wire. In some embodiments, the expandable braid comprises at least... Agent: Sadra Medical Inc.

20120022643 - Set of annuloplasty devices with varying anterior-posterior ratios and related methods: Described is a set of at least two annuloplasty devices having a particular size that corresponds to an inter-trigonal or inter-commissural distance of a heart valve annulus, wherein the at least two annuloplasty devices have different anterior-posterior ratios. Also, described is a kit for annuloplasty repair of a heart valve... Agent:

20120022644 - Partially-adjustable annuloplasty structure: Apparatus and methods are described including an annuloplasty structure configured for implantation along an annulus of an atrioventricular valve of a heart of a subject. The structure includes a coiled element comprising at least one first portion thereof which is flexible and longitudinally compressible, and at least one second portion... Agent: Valtech Cardio, Ltd.

20120022645 - Controlling implanted blood pumps: A blood pump controller includes a microcontroller and a communication interface. The microcontroller is configured to communicate with various types of blood pump communication modules. The microcontroller is further configured to determine, based on communication with a particular type of blood pump communication module, the particular type of blood pump... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20120022646 - Prosthetic device and method of using in breast augmentation and/or breast reconstruction: A method of using a biocompatible surgical knitted, silk scaffold device in a breast augmentation or in s breast reconstruction cosmetic or surgical procedure such as single-stage or two-stage breast reconstruction. In an aspect of the invention, the silk scaffold employs a knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120022647 - Implantable medical device including surface geometry having reduced biofilm formation characteristics: An implantable medical device configured to be implanted in a recipient. The implantable medical device includes an implantable assembly, wherein the exterior geometry of the implantable assembly is adapted to inhibit formation of a biofilm thereon after implantation in the recipient.... Agent:

20120022648 - Zirconium dioxide based prostheses: A process for the manufacture of a zirconium oxide prosthesis, the zirconium oxide being stabilized, which process includes the following steps: a) compacting a zirconium oxide powder at a pressure of at least 45 MPa to an object of a desired form, b) impacting an etchable medium into the surface,... Agent: Forskarpatent I Syd Ab

20120022649 - Disc-shaped orthopedic devices: Methods and apparatuses for treatment of various joint conditions include a device inserted into a joint space. During delivery, the profile of the device is constrained in at least one dimension to minimize invasive impact on tissue and/or bone. The device may be restrained for implantation by a thread or... Agent: Articulinx, Inc.

20120022650 - Method for preparing biomedical surfaces: A method for selectively dissolving the beta (β) phase of a titanium alloy out of the surface of the alloy, thereby leaving behind a nano-scale porous surface having enhanced bonding properties with either a biological tissue, such as bone, or an adhesive material, such as a polymer or ceramic by... Agent: Syracuse University

20120022653 - Composite orthopedic implant having a low friction material substrate with primary frictional features and secondary frictional features: An orthopedic implant comprising a substrate material adapted to provide the orthopedic implant. The implant has a primary friction area located on or integral with the substrate material. The primary friction area defining an engagement surface having a primary frictional feature. A secondary friction area is located on or integral... Agent: X-spine Systems, Inc.

20120022651 - Direct lateral spine system instruments, implants and associated methods: Apparatus, systems, and methods for spine surgery employ a guide wire temporarily anchored to a contralateral side of an intervertebral disc. The guide wire establishes a reliable pathway for passage and actuation of cannulated instruments or implants through a small working channel leading to an ipsilateral side of the disc.... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20120022652 - Spine disc replacement with compliant articulating core: An intervertebral implant can include a pair of endplates between which is coupled a bag that is filled or is fillable with small beads or particles having smooth exterior geometries. The bead sack implant allows for articulation about various centers of rotation without a predefined neutral position.... Agent:

20120022654 - Variable height intervertebral devices and methods for use: Variable height intervertebral devices and method of employing the devices are disclosed. The devices and methods can maintain or re-establishing anatomic spacing along a spine and can ensure avoidance of long-term structural, neurological, vascular, and/or other systemic impairments. The intervertebral device includes a cylindrical body having a first end and... Agent: Biospine, LLC

20120022655 - Absorber design for implantable device: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one embodiment, the system includes an implantable energy absorbing device having a first part with a piston and arbor arranged parallel to one another and a second part also having a piston and arbor. The piston of... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20120022656 - Cannulated hemi-implant and methods of use thereof: The present invention provides a cannulated hemi-implant with a base and a threaded stem for fixing the stem of the implant within a medullary canal of a phalanx or other bone in the foot. The implant includes a tri-part head capable of both cutting bone and self-threading, with bone forming... Agent: Vilex In Tennessee, Inc.

20120022657 - Method and apparatus for preparing for a surgical procedure: A method of preparing for a surgical procedure includes creating a three-dimensional bone model of a subject bone of a patient. At least a portion of the bone model is compared to at least one three-dimensional reference anatomic model. At least one structural difference between the bone model and the... Agent:

20120022658 - Asymmetric tibial components for a knee prosthesis: An orthopaedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate with an asymmetric periphery which promotes proper positioning and orientation on a resected tibia, while also facilitating enhanced kinematics, soft-tissue interaction, and long-term fixation of the complete knee prosthesis. The asymmetric baseplate periphery is sized and shaped to substantially match portions of... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120022659 - Asymmetric tibial components for a knee prosthesis: An orthopaedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate with an asymmetric periphery which promotes proper positioning and orientation on a resected tibia, while also facilitating enhanced kinematics, soft-tissue interaction, and long-term fixation of the complete knee prosthesis. The asymmetric baseplate periphery is sized and shaped to substantially match portions of... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120022660 - Asymmetric tibial components for a knee prosthesis: An orthopaedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate with an asymmetric periphery which promotes proper positioning and orientation on a resected tibia, while also facilitating enhanced kinematics, soft-tissue interaction, and long-term fixation of the complete knee prosthesis. The asymmetric baseplate periphery is sized and shaped to substantially match portions of... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120022661 - Containment system for constraining a prosthetic component: Methods, systems and devices for preventing prosthetic articulating surfaces from separating from each other. A containment system according to one embodiment seeks to prevent an implant stem head from dislocating from a prosthetic component while providing an increased range of motion over conventional constrained components. In one embodiment, an implant... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120022662 - Implant components and methods: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. Any of the implantable components may be include... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120022663 - Implant components and methods: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. An implant may include a base member that... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120022664 - Prosthetic implant and assembly method: An orthopedic prosthetic implant comprises a metal alloy stem element (13, 63, 113) which has one end portion (19, 69, 119) constructed to reside in the medullary cavity of a bone and an integral connector (23, 73, 123) at the opposite end, to which a crystalline brittle head (17, 67,... Agent: Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.

20120022665 - Polymer sliding material, artificial joint member, medical appliance, and manufacturing method therefor: Disclosed is a sliding member with excellent durability and capable of maintaining wear resistance over a long period of time. Further disclosed is an artificial joint member for which the film thickness of the polymer base material is reduced. Further disclosed is an artificial joint which is capable of demonstrating... Agent:

20120022666 - Actuator for prosthetic finger and method: A prosthetic glove worn over damaged fingers or over a prosthetic hand having flexible fingers. The glove articulates the fingers with multiple shape memory alloy wires and includes a cooling system for each shape memory alloy wire.... Agent:

20120022667 - Intelligent prosthetic socket system with active user feedback interface and real time prosthesis diagnostics: An apparatus is provided for use with a prosthetic system. The apparatus includes a controller and a wireless smart device. The controller operates to gather data and derive prosthetic information from a plurality of sensors, and transmits the prosthetic information over a wireless radio link, where the controller and the... Agent: 5280 Prosthetics LLC

20120022668 - Prosthetic and orthotic systems usable for rehabilitation: Disclosed are adjustable powered rehabilitation devices and methods for using the same to rehabilitate and/or train a user. The rehabilitation devices preferably have a plurality of selectable power settings that correspond to one or more rehabilitation-oriented actions or functions of the rehabilitation devices. For example, the power of the rehabilitation... Agent: Ossur Hf

  
01/19/2012 > 40 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120016457 - Barbed radially expandable stent with slotted struts: The present application is directed to a stent, and more particularly, a radially expandable stent including a proximal end, a distal end, a plurality of struts and a plurality of apices at each of the proximal and distal ends; a barb integrally formed as an extension on at least one... Agent: Trivascular2, Inc.

20120016454 - Delivery system for simultaneous deployment of intraluminal device: A medical device delivery system includes a retention sheath having a proximal portion and a bi-furcated distal portion having first and second sheath branch portions. The proximal ends of the sheath branch portions are joined together at a sheath branch junction. The system also includes an inner catheter disposed within... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20120016455 - Stent and other object removal from a body: This disclosure contains methods, devices, and systems for object removal from a body, including removal of a stent from a body. Some methods of the present disclosure include inflating a balloon on a catheter, engaging a stent with a socket defined by a surface of the balloon, the surface inwardly... Agent:

20120016456 - Stent graft delivery system: A system for treating an aneurysm comprises an elongate flexible shaft and an expandable member. An expandable scaffold is disposed over the expandable member and may be expanded from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. A double-walled filling structure is disposed over the scaffold and has an outer wall... Agent: Endologix, Inc.

20120016460 - medical device suitable for location in a body lumen: A medical device suitable for location in a body lumen is movable between a first loaded configuration and a second loaded configuration. The device has an unloaded configuration which is intermediate the first loaded configuration and the second loaded configuration. The device can be a stent for deployment in a... Agent:

20120016458 - Endoprosthesis having improved strain distribution: An endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen can be configured to inhibit structural fatigue, crack formation, and elastic recoil while providing improved crimping and expansion uniformity and radial strength. As such, the endoprosthesis can include at least one multi-stage crest element connecting adjacent bar arms. The multi-stage crest element... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120016461 - Fluid flow controller: A fluid pathway is provided with a flow controller in at least a portion of its length wherein the flow controller comprises an active surface capable of influencing the fluid flow through the fluid pathway, the configuration of the active surface conforming to at least one logarithmic curve conforming to... Agent:

20120016459 - Stent: A stent A including a plurality of loop stents 2 connected by a plurality of struts 3, the loop stents 2 each formed of a stent main wire 1 folded into a zigzag shape and joined at its ends, wherein the bending strength of each strut 3 is larger than... Agent: Mani, Inc.

20120016462 - Stent: A stent comprises a plurality of circumferential bands. Circumferential bands which are adjacent one another are connected one to the other. The circumferential bands include peaks and troughs interconnected by bent struts. The bands may overlap or may be connected by connectors.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120016463 - Guide wire and stent: A guide wire includes a distal core member made of a ferrous alloy which has shape memory properties and superelasticity. The ferrous alloy preferably includes substantially two phases, and has a difference of 100° C. or less between an Af point and an Ms point in a thermal hysteresis of... Agent: Japan Science And Technology Agency

20120016464 - Cardiac valve repair system and methods of use: Methods and apparatus are provided for repairing or replacing a defective cardiac valve including an anchor having a double helix configured to engage the cardiac valve leaflets of a diseased or defective cardiac valve, and a replacement valve body disposed in an expandable stent configured to be disposed within the... Agent:

20120016466 - Abluminally coated drug-eluting stents having a form-fitting protective layer: A drug-eluting stent, comprising a base body that is made of an implant material, the base body being partially or entirely covered on the abluminal side with an active ingredient-releasing coating that comprises or is made of a polymer and an active ingredient having an antiproliferative effect, characterized in that... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120016465 - Biodegradable extravascular stent: The present invention relates to extravascular supports. In particular, to extravascular supports which are used in vein grafting. More in particular, it relates to extravascular supports which are biodegradable.... Agent: Profibrix, B.v.

20120016467 - Polymer-based, sustained release drug delivery system: Disclosed is a sustained release system that includes a polymer and a prodrug having a solubility less than about 1 mg/ml dispersed in the polymer. Advantageously, the polymer is permeable to the prodrug and may be non-release rate limiting with respect to the rate of release of the prodrug from... Agent: Psivida Inc.

20120016468 - Low crossing profile delivery catheter for cardiovascular prosthetic implant: A delivery catheter and a method for deploying a cardiovascular prosthetic implant using a minimally invasive procedure are disclosed. The delivery catheter comprises an elongate, flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end has an outer diameter of 18 French or less, a... Agent: Direct Flow Medical, Inc.

20120016471 - Low profile heart valve and delivery system: Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a delivery catheter having a diameter of 21 french or less; an expandable anchor disposed within the delivery catheter; and a replacement valve disposed within the delivery catheter. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of... Agent: Sadra Medical, Inc.

20120016469 - Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve: The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; and applying... Agent: Sadra Medical Inc.

20120016470 - Transcatheter heart valve with micro-anchors: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for treating defective heart valve are disclosed herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a transcatheter heart valve is disclosed that includes an expandable shape memory stent and a valve member supported by the stent. A plurality of micro-anchors can be disposed along an outer surface... Agent:

20120016472 - Color tactile vision system: A tactile display writer unit includes a probe having a contact tip, and at least a first actuator and a second actuator coupled to the probe, whereby activation of the actuators results in a displacement of the probe tip in one or more of a z-direction and in a lateral... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.

20120016473 - Accommodating intraocular lens: An intraocular lens for implantation in a capsular bag of an eye includes an optic disposed about an optical axis and a haptic including a protruding portion disposed inside the optic. The optic has an anterior face and an opposing posterior face that are configured to provide a lens power.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120016474 - Apparatus and method for tibial fixation of soft tissue: Methods for fixation of a soft tissue graft in a bone including: forming in the bone a tunnel defining an entrance opening and an exit opening at opposite ends of the tunnel, the tunnel including an anterior wall surface and a posterior wall surface opposite to the anterior wall surface;... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20120016475 - Degradable composite: The invention relates to degradable composites and their use in biomedical implants, in particular the repair of damaged bones and/or cartilage.... Agent: The University Of Nottingham

20120016476 - Intervertebral implant with a hinge end cap: Devices and methods for spacing apart vertebral members. The implant may include a body and an end cap. Connectors may extend outward from the body to attach with the end cap. The end cap may include a hinged design to securely attach to the body. The hinged design may include... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120016477 - Lockable implant and method of use: A spinal implant includes a body defining a longitudinal axis and an outer surface. The outer surface includes a first portion configured to engage a first bone surface and a second portion configured to engage a second opposing bone surface. A first locking element has a center of rotation along... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc

20120016480 - Artificial intervertebral disc implant: An intervertebral disc for placement between adjacent vertebrae comprising: an anterior side; a posterior side; a first lateral side; a second lateral side; an upper endplate having an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the outer surface of the upper endplate is adapted for contacting a first vertebra; a... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20120016478 - Intervertebral implant with multi-piece end cap: Implants sized to be inserted into an intervertebral space between first and second vertebral members, and related methods. The spinal implant may have a body extending along a longitudinal axis with opposing first and second longitudinal ends. An end cap is mounted to the body at one of the ends... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120016481 - Linked slideable and interlockable rotatable components: Medical devices having one or more rotatable linkable components or segments, delivered in a first orientation relative to a component guide into a tissue cavity, such as the interbody vertebral space. After delivery, each segment may be rotated to a second, different orientation relative to the component guide, such as... Agent: Morphogeny, LLC

20120016479 - Rotating, locking, spring-loaded artificial disk: A rotating, locking, spring-loaded disk implant for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae. The implant is substantially rectangular in cross-sectional shape with minimal height and maximal width. The implant is inserted into the space between two adjacent vertebrae from which a portion of the intervertebral disk has been removed and, when positioned in... Agent:

20120016482 - Prosthetic knee void filers with splined fixation: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for filling bone voids which may be present at the time of surgery. The systems disclosed herein generally include a baseplate component, a spacer component, and void filler component. The spacer component is generally assembled to the baseplate component with a taper or press-fit,... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20120016483 - Suture-based orthopedic joint devices: Devices and treatments for various joint conditions include a resilient elongate orthopedic device inserted into a joint space using a suture. The suture is passed through the joint space and used to pull the orthopedic device into the joint space. The suture may be using a percutaneously inserted needle or... Agent: Articulinx, Inc.

20120016484 - Finger joint prosthesis: In a finger joint prosthesis comprising a joint body 14 having first and second joint elements which are connected together pivotably about an axis of rotation and from which a respective anchoring bar 30, 32 extends for securing to a proximal and/or distal phalanx, wherein the anchoring bars 30, 32... Agent: Waldemar Link Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120016485 - Implant components and methods: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. An implant component may be expandable to allow... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120016486 - Implant components and methods: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. A cup member that fits within an implantable... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120016487 - Implant components and methods: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. An augment provided for an acetabular implant may... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120016488 - Orthopaedic implant kit, orthopaedic surgery kit and associated method: A kit for use in performing revision surgery on a cavity in a canal of extending from a resected plane a long bone is provided. The kit includes a canal component fitted to the cavity. The canal component includes a canal portion having first and second ends. The canal component... Agent:

20120016489 - Textured bone block implants: Implantable pliable bone blocks comprising a solid block of cortical bone characterized by a length, width and thickness, having a first and a second face on opposite sides of the block. The first and second faces have a plurality slot features. The angle of incidence of the slot features of... Agent: Ebi, LLC

20120016490 - Ureteral stents for release of urologically beneficial agents: According to one aspect of the invention, ureteral stents are provided that comprise an elongated stent body and a urologically beneficial agent. The elongated stent body comprises a kidney portion adapted to occupy the kidney of a subject upon implantation, a ureter portion adapted to occupy the ureter of a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120016491 - Laminate sheet articles for tissue regeneration: The invention is to articles of extracellular matrix. The articles comprise one or more sheets of mammalian extracellular matrix laminated together. A single sheet can be folded over and laminated on 3 sides. Two or more sheets can be laminated to each other at their edges. The sheets can further... Agent:

20120016492 - Transfemoral prosthetic systems and methods for operating the same: Certain embodiments of the invention relate to increasing the functionality of a transfemoral prosthetic device. In one embodiment, the transfemoral prosthetic device is configured such that the prosthetic knee maintains a load consistent with a healthy knee walking on level ground, while the prosthetic ankle adjusts for the incline or... Agent: &#xd6 Ssur Hf.

20120016493 - Passive ankle-foot prosthesis and orthosis capable of automatic adaptation to sloped walking surfaces and method of use: The present invention relates to an improved system for use in rehabilitation and/or physical therapy for the treatment of injury or disease to the lower limbs or extremities. The system can enable an amputee to proceed over any inclined or declined surface without overbalancing. The system is mechanically passive in... Agent: Northwestern University

  
01/12/2012 > 41 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120010695 - Balloon for use in placing stents in bifurcated vessels: A balloon is used for placing stents in bifurcated vessels. The balloon is for expanding a first balloon-expandable stent, where the balloon includes a tubular balloon having a proximal end and a distal end, the balloon being capable of receiving within its tubular structure a guidewire for deployment of the... Agent:

20120010694 - Catheter: The invention relates to a catheter (10a), comprising a flexible catheter body (10a) forming at least two hollow spaces (90, 100/110) along the longitudinal extension thereof, characterized in that the catheter body (10a) comprises at least two consecutively arranged sections (20) having sheaths (60) that are arranged between the sections... Agent: Tendyne Medical, Inc.

20120010692 - Graft deployment assist tool: A delivery system for a medical device may include a sheath, a catheter slideably disposed within the sheath, and a hemostatic device comprising a housing disposed around and sealingly engaged with the sheath by a first seal. A sleeve is slideably coupled to the catheter and comprises a second seal... Agent:

20120010693 - Mounting stents on stent delivery systems: A system for mounting a stent on a balloon catheter includes two positioning and alignment stations, which are used to prepare a stent and catheter for crimping using the same crimping head. The system is configured for automated assembly of the stent and catheter prior to crimping. A catheter and... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120010691 - Particle embedded polymer stent and method of manufacture: A particle embedded polymer stent and method of manufacture, which includes a stent delivery system having a catheter; a balloon operably attached to the catheter; and a polymer stent disposed on the balloon, the stent comprising struts interconnected to form a tubular body. Each of the struts includes in cross... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120010696 - Thoracic deployment device and stent graft: A stent graft introducer for intraluminal deployment of a stent graft (26), the introducer comprising a stent graft release mechanism (6) to allow partial release of the stent graft (26) when carried on the introducer, whereby control of the stent graft can be maintained while allowing access into the lumen... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20120010690 - Method and apparatus for stenting: A method and apparatus to create a more favorable flow regime in a lumen. An artificial shape in the lumen is created to at least one of eliminate flow disturbances and enchance aspects of fluid flow through a treatment site.... Agent: Medinol Ltd.

20120010697 - Heart valve prosthesis using different types of living tissue and method of fabricating the same: A heart valve prosthesis and a method of fabricating the same. The heart valve prosthesis uses a leaflet of pig pericardium or a leaflet of cattle pericardium, which has a suitable thickness according to the size of the valve, and a stent. The heart valve prosthesis is fabricated by placing... Agent:

20120010698 - Implantable pressure-actuated drug delivery systems and methods of manufacture and use: Implantable pressure-actuated systems to deliver a drug and/or other substance in response to a pressure difference between a system cavity and an exterior environment, and methods of fabrication and use. A pressure-rupturable membrane diaphragm may be tuned to rupture at a desired rupture threshold, rupture site, with a desired rupture... Agent:

20120010699 - Method and apparatus for prosthetic valve removal: A method and apparatus for facilitating transapical removal of a prosthetic heart valve, i.e., percutaneously implantable valve (PIV), with-out open-heart surgery. The apparatus includes a holding tool for holding the PIV, a cutting tool for separating the PrV from fibrotic tissue accumulating around the PIV, and a removal tool for... Agent:

20120010700 - Method for implanting prosthetic valve: A method for implanting a prosthetic valve apparatus in a novel location which replaces the function of a native diseased valve. The prosthetic valve apparatus includes a one way valve and an expandable valve seating. anchoring and securing apparatus in a newly created orifice near or at the center of... Agent:

20120010701 - Aortic annuloplasty ring: An annuloplasty ring to resize a dilated aortic root during valve sparing surgery includes a scalloped space frame having three trough sections connected to define three crest sections. The annuloplasty ring is mounted outside the aortic root, and extends in height between a base plane and a spaced apart commissure... Agent: Coroneo, Inc.

20120010702 - Ophthalmic implant for treatment of glaucoma: An implant is placed within Schlemm's canal of the eye and provides tension to the trabecular meshwork. The tension is continuous and increases the aqueous outflow without the necessity of administering cholinergic drugs to treat glaucoma.... Agent: Iscience Interventional Corporation

20120010703 - Intraocular lenses having a visible light-selective-transmissive-region: Intraocular lenses are provided having a visible-light selective transmissive zone defined therein. The visible light-selective transmissive zone can be located near the lens center and designed to reduce the transmission of any wave-length of visible light specifically light in the blue light region having wavelength between approximately 400 λ to... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120010704 - Intraocular lens and capsular ring: A device includes a plurality of ringlets connected together to form a ring having a longitudinal axis. Each ringlet includes a first element and a second element. The first and second elements each extend from a first end through a central portion to a second end. The first and second... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120010705 - Light-weight external breast prosthesis: An external lightweight breast prosthesis comprising an elastomeric polyurethane skin filled with copolymer gel filler comprising a mixture of mineral oil, thermoplastic copolymer and glass microspheres and initially configured to approximate the shape of a natural breast wherein the breast prosthesis can be reconfigured to be customized to the individual... Agent: Alps South Ip

20120010706 - Non-rotating implant assembly and backing plate therefor: The present specification discloses a backing plate comprising a front surface and a back surface comprising a plurality of parallel ridges and grooves, and soft tissue implants comprising such backing plates.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120010707 - Methods and reagents for preparing biomolecule-containing coatings: Polymeric coatings that include coupled biomolecules are formed on the surface of articles, such as medical devices. A coated layer that includes a synthetic polymer including a reactive group is formed on a surface and then a biomolecule is attached to the reactive group. The synthetic polymer can be an... Agent:

20120010708 - Amnion and chorion replacement cover and uses thereof in surgical repair of muscles: Improved methods for a surgical repair of a muscle are described. The improvement includes covering a damaged site of muscle with at least one of an amniotic fluid and a replacement cover for muscle sheath prior to wound closing during the surgery. The replacement cover contains at least one layer... Agent: Afcell Medical

20120010710 - Advanced bone marker and custom implants: A method for replacing a portion of a target bone in a living body includes the steps of attaching one or more first markers to a target bone, establishing a medical three-dimensional representation of the target bone, performing a virtual resection of a resection portion, the virtual resection constructing a... Agent:

20120010709 - Low temperature encapsulate welding: A load-bearing medical implant is disclosed that includes a load-bearing structure with a cavity extending into the outer surface of the structure. The cavity accommodates a sensor that is held in a fixed position within the cavity by an encapsulant. The cavity is covered by a plate that is welded... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120010711 - Method of forming patient-specific implant: Methods and apparatus are provided for forming a patient-specific surgical implant based on mold system. The apparatus comprises a forming tool and a mold that may be generated using imaging and processing techniques and rapid prototyping methods. The mold apparatus includes at least two non-adjacent surface features for securing an... Agent:

20120010712 - Molds used to produce pva hydrogel implants and related implants: Methods of fabricating elastomeric implants employ a mold with PVA crystals and irrigant added to the mold independent of each other. Related molds are also described.... Agent:

20120010713 - Methods and apparatus for treating vertebral fractures: Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a containment assembly for cement containment and/or a balloon assembly for maintaining vertebral height. A containment assembly comprising a containment jacket adapted to be deployed inside bone; and... Agent:

20120010714 - Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint stapling guns and devices for spinal fusion: A bi-directional fixating transvertebral (BDFT) screw/cage apparatus, a posterior lumbar facet staple and a staple gun for a posterior lumbar facet staple, a posterior cervical facet joint staple, and a staple gun for a posterior cervical facet joint staple are provided. The BDFT apparatus includes an intervertebral cage including a... Agent:

20120010716 - Insertion device for use during retroperitoneal lateral insertion of spinal implants: A method is disclosed for introducing a spinal disc implant into an intervertebral space of a subject. The subject is placed in a lateral position, and the anterior face of the spinal disc intervertebral space is accessed, between the L5 and S1 vertebrae, from an anterior and lateral retroperitoneal approach.... Agent:

20120010715 - Method of retroperitoneal lateral insertion of spinal implants: A method is disclosed for introducing a spinal disc implant into an intervertebral space of a subject. The subject is placed in a lateral position, and the anterior face of the spinal disc intervertebral space is accessed, between the L5 and S1 vertebrae, from an anterior and lateral retroperitoneal approach.... Agent:

20120010717 - Spinal implant for use during retroperitoneal lateral insertion procedures: A method is disclosed for introducing a spinal disc implant into an intervertebral space of a subject. The subject is placed in a lateral position, and the anterior face of the spinal disc intervertebral space is accessed, between the L5 and S1 vertebrae, from an anterior and lateral retroperitoneal approach.... Agent:

20120010718 - Partial ankle joint replacement implant: Implants for ankles are disclosed herein. An embodiment of the implant includes a base and a stem. The base includes an upper surface and a lower surface, the upper surface is contoured to contact a distal tibia and the lower surface is contoured to contact a talus. The stem is... Agent:

20120010719 - Systems and methods for installing ankle replacement prostheses: An ankle implant for use in ankle arthroplasty in total ankle replacement is provided. The implant includes an upper prosthesis anchored to the tibia and a lower prosthesis anchored to the talus. The lower prosthesis is operable associated with the upper prosthesis. The implant also includes a stem which is... Agent: Inbone Technologies, Inc.

20120010720 - Sleeve for modular revision hip stem: The present disclosure provides a femoral prosthesis for use during a revision procedure. The femoral prosthesis includes a body, a neck, a stem, and a sleeve. The sleeve facilitates reattachment of an osteotomized proximal femur, specifically the greater trochanter, following a revision femoral prosthesis surgery involving an extended trochanteric osteotomy.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120010723 - Neck sparing total hip implant methods: A femoral prosthesis. The femoral prosthesis includes an implant body having a proximal end and a distal end and a shoulder at the proximal end, the shoulder being structured and dimensioned for a tight press fit into the neck of a femur. The implant body includes a trunk at the... Agent: Concept, Design And Development, LLC

20120010722 - Neck sparing total hip implant system: A femoral prosthesis. The femoral prosthesis includes an implant body having a proximal end and a distal end and a shoulder at the proximal end, the shoulder being structured and dimensioned for a tight press fit into the neck of a femur. The implant body includes a trunk at the... Agent: Concept, Design And Development, LLC

20120010724 - Prosthetic implant and assembly method: An orthopedic prosthetic implant comprises a metal alloy stem element (13, 63, 113), which has one end portion (19, 69, 119) constructed to reside in the medullary cavity of a bone and an integral connector (23, 73, 123) at the opposite end to which crystalline brittle head (17, 67, 117),... Agent: Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.

20120010721 - Partially soluble implantable or insertable medical devices: An elongate medical device configured for at least partial implantation or insertion into a subject. The medical device has at least one surface that contains one or more depressions, which are at least partially filled with a soluble material. Also described methods of making such devices.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120010726 - Adhesion-resistant surgical access, reinforcement and closure prosthetic: Described are devices and methods for reinforcing a layer of living tissue, which when affixed to a tissue layer prior to surgical incision, reinforces the tissue to be incised, provides a fibro-conductive matrix to promote healing in a preferred plane, and provides for a subsequent closure and fluidic seal. A... Agent:

20120010727 - Amnion and chorion constructs and uses thereof in sport injury surgeries: Improved methods for sport injury surgeries are described. The improvement includes covering a damaged site of fascia with at least one of an amniotic fluid and a construct for use in surgical repair of the sport injury prior to wound closing. The construct contains an allograft comprising at least one... Agent: Afcell Medical

20120010728 - Method for shaping tissue matrices: Methods for shaping tissue matrices are provided. The methods can be used to produce shaped tissue products that retain desired biologic properties without using chemical crosslinking agents.... Agent: Lifecell Corporation

20120010725 - Tissue implants for implantation and methods for preparing the same: A method is provided for preparing a tissue implant for implantation. The method includes treating a pericardium tissue material, which has been harvested from a donor and rendered essentially acellular, with a chlorine dioxide treatment solution; and thereafter treating the pericardium tissue material with an antioxidant solution, which comprises ascorbic... Agent: Cryolife, Inc.

20120010729 - Ground contact sensing systems and methods for lower-limb orthotic and prosthetic devices: A method of sensing ground contact with a lower limb prosthetic or orthotic device is provided. A first translational displacement between a frame and a connector can be sensed and then processed to identify an axial load caused by heel-ground contact. Additionally, a second translational displacement between the frame and... Agent: &#xd6 Ssur Hf

20120010730 - Foot prosthesis with resilient multi-axial ankle: The present foot prosthesis includes various structural features that provide the foot with advantageous rollover properties. In certain embodiments, the foot guides rollover toward the medial side. For example, an asymmetrical upper element and a correspondingly shaped resilient ankle member support more of the wearer's weight on the lateral side... Agent:

  
01/05/2012 > 22 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120004717 - Apparatus and methods for delivering a stent into an ostium: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering a stent into an ostium. The apparatus includes a catheter including a proximal end, a distal end, and proximal and distal balloons disposed adjacent one another on the distal end. The balloons are expandable independently of one another, and a stent is provided... Agent: Incept LLC

20120004718 - Platinum enhanced alloy and intravascular or implantable medical devices manufactured therefrom: A platinum enhanced radiopaque alloy particularly suitable for manufacture of implantable and/or intravascular medical devices. A stent is one preferred medical device which is a generally tubular structure that is expandable upon implantation in a vessel lumen to maintain flow therethrough. The stent is formed from the alloy which has... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120004719 - Stent configurations: A stent may comprise a plurality of serpentine bands, wherein adjacent serpentine bands are connected by at least one connector strut. A serpentine band may comprise alternating straight struts and s-shaped struts. Connector struts may comprise first connector struts and second connector struts, wherein the first connector struts are nonparallel... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120004720 - G-type peptides and other agents to ameliorate atherosclerosis and other pathologies: This invention provides novel peptides, and other agents, that ameliorate one or more symptoms of atherosclerosis and/or other pathologies characterized by an inflammatory response. In certain embodiment, the peptides resemble a G* amphipathic helix of apolipoprotein J. The peptides are highly stable and readily administered via an oral route.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120004721 - Methods to improve adhesion of polymer coatings over stents: Methods are disclosed to improved adhesion of polymer coatings over polymer surfaces of stents which include plasma treatment, applying an adhesion promoting layer, surface treatments with solvents, and mechanical roughening techniques.... Agent:

20120004722 - Degradation resistant implantable materials and methods: Methods are provided for making materials suitable for implantation in a mammal. The methods include the steps of providing a base material having a desirable surface topography, such as a polyurethane foam, contacting the base member with a silicone-based fluid material to form a coating, and allowing the coating to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120004723 - Prosthetic device and method of using in breast augmentation and/or breast reconstruction: A method of using a biocompatible surgical knitted, silk scaffold device in a breast augmentation or in a breast reconstruction cosmetic or surgical procedure such as single-stage or two-stage breast reconstruction. In an aspect of the invention, the silk scaffold employs a knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120004724 - Core-sheath implant device having an inner core lobe: The core-sheath implant device allows for a bioactive agent release profile that can be tailored to a particular therapy. The device features one or more lobes extending from an inner core at least partially through the outer sheath. Depending on the particular design of such an implant device, a variety... Agent:

20120004725 - Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods: A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores shock absorption, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the prosthetic device is pre-tensioned to improve the fit of the prosthetic device within the knee... Agent: Active Implants Corporation

20120004728 - Bone support device, system and method: A bone support and/or barrier device, system, kit, and method can include an implantable structure having an outer surface, an inner surface, a first bone contact portion, and a second bone contact portion. The structure can be collapsible to an undeployed configuration capable of percutaneous insertion to the interior of... Agent: Hyphon Sarl

20120004726 - Expandable support device and method of use: An expandable support device for tissue repair is disclosed. The device can be used to repair hard or soft tissue, such as bone. The expandable support device can have interconnected struts. A method of repairing tissue is also disclosed. The expandable support device can be inserted into a damaged bone... Agent: Stout Medical Group, L.p.

20120004727 - Method of implanting an interspinous vertebral implant: According to certain embodiments, disclosed is a vertebral interspinous implant including first and second supports (2,3) defining in their center part respective fixation bodies (7,8) to accept spinal processes of two respective vertebrae, these fixation bodies being located in a same sagittal plane, first and second elastically compressible bodies (4)... Agent: Eden Spine, LLC

20120004731 - Deployable segmented tlif device: A segmented intervertebral body fusion support includes a plurality of segments, the segments including an initial segment, a final segment and at least one intermediate segment. The intermediate segment has a generally trapezoidal configuration and the initial and final segments include tapered side walls providing triangular gaps between adjacent segments.... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.

20120004730 - End cap and connector for a spinal implant: The present invention is a spinal implant that can be inserted into a surgically created cavity of one or more regions of the mammalian spine. Among other things, the biocompatible implant and end cap or biocompatible implant, connector and end cap combinations can assist with the restoration of the normal... Agent: Cardinal Spine, LLC

20120004729 - Minimally invasive apparatus to manipulate and revitalize spinal column disc: A method and apparatus are provided to manipulate and revitalize a spinal column disc while minimizing or preventing the removal of material comprising the disc. The method allows a device to be inserted in the disc either through a pre-existing rupture or through an opening formed in the front, back,... Agent:

20120004732 - Minimally invasive collapsible cage: An articulating fusible support cage comprises a first support member having a first and second end and a second support member having a first and second end. A first end cap is pivotally connected to the first and second support members at the first ends. The first end cap supports... Agent: University Of Toledo

20120004733 - Modular articulating prostheses and associated methods: Joint prostheses and associated methods that have a medialized center of rotation, inhibit subluxation of the implant while facilitating full range of motion and normal articular function, are able to be implanted using standard bone preparation techniques, and/or provide increased implant lifetime.... Agent:

20120004734 - Ankle replacement system: A total ankle replacement system, novel surgical method for total ankle replacement, and novel surgical tools for performing the surgical method are described. The total ankle replacement system includes the calcaneus in fixation of a lower prosthesis body, thereby significantly increasing the amount of bone available for fixation of the... Agent: Inbone Technologies, Inc.

20120004735 - Prosthetic knee joint: A prosthetic knee joint includes: (a) a femoral member comprising rigid material with a convex, wear-resistant femoral contact surface including a convex ridge; (b) a tibial assembly including: (i) at least one cup comprising rigid material with a body and a rim substantially thicker than the body defining a wear-resistant... Agent:

20120004736 - Systems and method for volitional control of jointed mechanical devices based on surface electromyography: Systems and methods for controlling a weight bearing member having at least one powered joint are provided. A system includes a velocity reference module for receiving myoelectric control signals from a user during a non-weight bearing mode for the powered joint and generating a velocity reference for the powered joint... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20120004737 - Prosthetic device utilizing electric vacuum pump: A prosthetic assembly operative to evacuate an interior of a prosthetic socket, and control systems for use therewith. The prosthetic assembly employs evacuation devices for evacuating the socket. The evacuation devices preferably include at least an electrically powered vacuum pump and a power source located within a housing. Associated control... Agent: The Ohio Willow Wood Company

20120004738 - Amputation stump warmer: An amputation stump warmer is disclosed herein comprising a sleeve with an inner layer and an outer layer. Amputation stump warmer further comprises an electrically conductive wire and a heating system with a rechargeable battery. The sleeve encloses an amputation stump and may be worn underneath a prosthetic limb or... Agent:

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