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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > 36 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120046725 - Method for providing an aid for use in the therapeutic treatment of a somatic subject: Blood flow turbulence or stationary blood can occur in vessels of the body, in particular following surgical interventions or minimally invasive interventional procedures, and this can lead to the formation of thrombi. A model of such vessels is obtained on the basis of a 3D image dataset, a simulation is... Agent:

20120046728 - Prosthesis having pivoting fenestration: The present disclosure relates to an endoluminal prosthesis, such as a stent graft that includes one or more fenestrations to accommodate endovascular disease, such as an aneurysm in cases where one or more side branches is involved. In one aspect, the prosthesis includes fenestrations that are pivotable to accommodate the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120046729 - Intraluminal scaffold having an enlarged portion: Devices and methods for treating veins and venous conditions, such as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, are provided. In one aspect, the disclosed subject matter provides an intraluminal scaffold having a generally tubular body with a lumen defined therethrough, the tubular body having a compressed condition for delivery and an expanded... Agent: Abbott Vascular

20120046731 - Intraluminal scaffold with conforming axial strut: Devices and methods for treating veins and venous conditions, such as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, are provided. In one aspect, the disclosed subject matter provides an intraluminal scaffold having a generally tubular body with a lumen defined therethrough, the tubular body having a compressed condition for delivery and an expanded... Agent: Abbott Vascular

20120046730 - Methods of treating a condition of a vessel in a patient: Devices and methods for treating veins and venous conditions, such as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, are provided. In one aspect, the disclosed subject matter provides an intraluminal scaffold having a generally tubular body with a lumen defined therethrough, the tubular body having a compressed condition for delivery and an expanded... Agent: Abbott Vascular

20120046732 - Process for manufacturing magnesium alloy based products: A process for producing a magnesium based product, comprising the production of a feedstock out of a magnesium based alloy or a mixture of magnesium based alloys, a subsequent thermo-mechanical treatment of the feedstock, and an annealing step wherein the feedstock is produced by semi-solid processing. The invention further provides... Agent: Nederiandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-natuurweten Chappelijk Onderzoek Tno

20120046726 - Aortic valve stent graft: An implantable endoluminal prosthesis for replacing a damaged aortic valve is provided. In one embodiment, the prosthesis includes a balloon-expandable stent, a tubular conduit that extends into the ascending aorta, and a self-expanding stent. The tubular conduit extends across the balloon-expandable stent. The tubular conduit includes an artificial valve. The... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120046727 - Intraluminal stent graft: A method of making an tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the... Agent:

20120046733 - Method of delivering a medical device across a valve: Devices and methods for treating veins and venous conditions, such as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, are provided. In one aspect, the disclosed subject matter provides an intraluminal scaffold having a generally tubular body with a lumen defined therethrough, the tubular body having a compressed condition for delivery and an expanded... Agent:

20120046734 - Medical devices and methods of making the same: Medical devices, such as endoprostheses, and related methods are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120046737 - Medical devices having activated surfaces: Implantable biocompatible polymeric medical devices include a substrate with an acid or base-modified surface which is subsequently modified to include click reactive members.... Agent:

20120046735 - Plasma modification of metal surfaces: The present invention provides modified metal surfaces, methods of preparing the same, and intermediates thereto. These materials are useful in a variety of applications including biomaterials.... Agent: Intezyne Technologies, Incorporated

20120046736 - Surface textured implants: Devices and methods for controlling the flaking of coating fragments from medical implants and improving the delivery of therapeutic agents from such coatings are described.... Agent: Biosensors International Group, Ltd.

20120046738 - Color-coded prosthetic valve system and methods for using the same: A color-coded bioprosthetic valve system having a valve with an annular sewing ring, and a valve holder system with a holder sutured to the ring of the valve, a post operatively connected to the holder, and an adapter sutured to the post and having a color associated with the valve... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120046740 - Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple... Agent: Sadra Medical, Inc.

20120046739 - Method of delivering a medical device across a plurality of valves: Devices and methods for treating veins and venous conditions, such as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, are provided. In one aspect, the disclosed subject matter provides an intraluminal scaffold having a generally tubular body with a lumen defined therethrough, the tubular body having a compressed condition for delivery and an expanded... Agent:

20120046741 - Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching: A prosthetic apparatus includes a main body having a lumen and configured for placement within a native annulus of a native valve complex. The main body is radially compressible to a radially compressed state for delivery into the heart and self-expandable from the compressed state to a radially expanded state.... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.

20120046742 - Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching: A prosthesis including a distal fixation member that defines two or more engagement arms that are configured to apply a first axial force to tissue of the subject on a downstream side of the native valve complex. The prosthesis also includes a proximal fixation member configured to apply a second... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.

20120046743 - Ocular lens: An ocular lens has a refractive optics structure formed from a polyisobutylene-based material and a glassy segment that is non-reactive to ocular fluid and that maintains in vivo transparency for a substantial time period. The material has a central elastomeric polyolefinic block and thermoplastic end blocks (such as a triblock... Agent:

20120046744 - Capsular intraocular lens implant having a refractive liquid there in: An intraocular lens having a light-transmitting optic (32, 94a, 94b, 142, 148, 216) comprised of a synthetic light-refractive material (40, 102) operably coupled with a flexible optic positioning member (34, 62, 74, 84, 100, 150, 210) to refract light onto the retina in order to correct refractive errors in the... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120046745 - Adjustable weighted eyelid closure devices and methods: Provided herein are embodiments of a weighted eyelid closure device for use in treating lagophthalmos. In accordance with an embodiment, the device can be implanted by an oculoplastic surgeon into a patient's eyelid, to treat lagophthalmos. The device's weight can then be adjusted later by the surgeon, if necessary, without... Agent:

20120046746 - Reinforced biological construct and method of reinforcing biological construct: A reinforced graft construct for repairing a tendon or ligament formed by inserting a piece of material, such as suture, through the graft lengthwise. The material may be inserted along only a portion of the graft or along the entire graft. The material may be a reinforcement (reinforcing) material such... Agent:

20120046747 - Systems and methods for zipknot acl fixation: A system and method for securing an ACL graftmay include a line routed through a plate. The plate may include an elongated body with a plurality of passageways, and a dogbone feature on at least one end of the body. The line may be routed to create at least one... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20120046748 - Expandable intervertebral spacer and method of posterior insertion thereof: An expandable intervertebral spacer has a plurality of arms. The arms can be retracted or extended. The spacer has a width that is narrower than the width between the nerve roots near the posterior approach to an intervertebral space. Once inserted into the intervertebral space, the arms can be deployed.... Agent:

20120046749 - Interspinous spacer and facet joint fixation device: A biologically implantable device including a spacer body and fasteners for fixing the spacer body in place between vertebrae, and a method for use of the device to improve intervertebral spacing and correct foraminal stenosis, and to immobilize facet joints and promote fusion of adjacent vertebrae to each other. A... Agent: Rlt Healthcare, LLC

20120046750 - Spinal fusion cage: The invention is directed to a spinal fusion cage for implantation between two adjacent vertebrae, wherein the total cage has, under a load, a maximum compression that is higher than 0.05% of the original height of the spinal fusion cage and the maximum compression does not change the structural integrity... Agent: DsmIPAssets B.v.

20120046751 - Vertebral body replacement and method of use: Vertebral body replacements are provided, including at least one vertebral body replacement in the shape of an oblong object. The oblong vertebral body replacement includes a nose shape to provide as minimally invasive an installation as possible, serrations formed in the side wall of the body replacement's body to prevent... Agent:

20120046752 - Unitary orthopedic implant: The present disclosure relates to an orthopedic implant that may be used to repair and/or replace focal defects in an individual's articular cartilage. In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides a unitary orthopedic implant that includes a bone contacting layer and an articulating layer. In exemplary embodiments, the bone... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120046753 - Talar implants and methods of use: Implant devices, and method of using the same, are provided. The implant devices have a head and a stem. The head has an upper surface, a perimeter surface, and a lower surface. The upper surface is blended into the perimeter surface. The perimeter surface is blended into the lower surface.... Agent: Fellowship Of Orthopaedic Researchs, Inc.

20120046754 - Apparatus for controlling a load on a hip joint: An apparatus and related method for controlling a load on a human hip joint during normal gait while preserving motion. The approach is intended to treat osteoarthritis of the hip without substantially resisting an angular displacement associated with full mobility of the pelvis and femur bones.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20120046755 - Prosthetic hip device and associated method: A prosthetic device for replacement of a first pelvic portion of a pelvis of a patient opposite to a second pelvic portion relative to a median plane includes an acetabular component a flange component and a pubis component. The acetabular component has a first connecting portion and a second connecting... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120046758 - Devices and methods for treating defects in the tissue of a living being: An implant for deployment in select locations or select tissue for regeneration of tissue is disclosed. The implant includes collagen and or other bio-resorbable materials, where the implant may also be used for therapy delivery.... Agent:

20120046757 - Covalent modification of metal surfaces: The present invention provides modified metal surfaces, methods of preparing the same, and intermediates thereto. These materials are useful in a variety of applications including biomaterials.... Agent: Intezyne Technologies

20120046756 - Treatment of nasal cavities with stent having a soft outer layer: A method of treatment of sinusitis and other related diseases including disposing a radially expandable stent into a nasal passageway and radially expanding the stent in a blocked region of the nasal passageway to expand the blocked region is disclosed. The stent includes a tissue-cushioning portion composed of a hydrogel-forming... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120046759 - Temporal brow lifting and fixation device: The present invention describes an implantable tissue lifting and fixation device. More particularly, the present invention describes a temporal brow lifting device comprised of a bio-absorbable supportive backing. The device has a shape of a curvilinear end and a tail end region. The curvilinear end region comprises a plurality of... Agent:

20120046760 - Foot prosthesis: Foot prosthesis, comprising an upper part, and a lower part that is placed on the ground when walking, wherein the upper part and the lower part are connected to each other via an elastic damping element arranged in the heel area, and the upper part and the lower part, forming... Agent: Medi Gmbh & Co. Kg

  
02/16/2012 > 37 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120041537 - Introducer apparatus: A stent introducer apparatus comprises a sheath for surrounding a stent member, with the sheath having a longitudinal slit extending from one end along at least a substantial part of the length thereof, and a sheath withdrawal device comprising a reel for winding up the sheath. A second sheath may... Agent:

20120041536 - Introducer assembly: An introducer assembly (40) for use in the deployment of implantable medical devices such as stents and stent grafts includes a carrier element (20), a dilator tip (18) located at the distal end of the carrier element (40) and sheath (32) movable between a device covering position and a device... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120041535 - Precannulated fenestration: Devices for delivering and deploying an endoluminal prosthesis are disclosed and comprise a delivery catheter, an endoluminal prosthesis disposed at a distal end portion of the delivery catheter, and a wire. The prosthesis comprises a tubular graft having at least one fenestration. The wire extends distally from a first wire... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120041533 - Stent delivery device: Various methods and devices are described for imaging a body lumen during delivery and deployment of a medical device. In one example, a delivery device includes at least one sheath, a stent, an inner tubular member and at least one imaging device to allow visualization of the stent prior, during... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120041534 - Stent delivery system with integrated camera: Various methods and devices are described for imaging a body lumen during delivery and deployment of a medical device. In one example, a delivery device includes at least one sheath, a prosthesis, an inner tubular member and at least two cameras to allow visualization of the prosthesis prior, during and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120041532 - Vacuum assist delivery system: A delivery system for self-expanding medical devices is provided. The delivery system includes seals around an inner catheter. The self-expanding medical device may be mounted on the seals to define an open space between the seals and the inner surface of the medical device and the exterior of the inner... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120041538 - Collapsing structure for reducing the diameter of a stent end: A collapsing structure for collapsing the crowns of a stent and method of use thereof are described. The collapsing structure comprises an inner filament engaged to an outer filament. The outer filament is interwoven through at least a portion of the crowns of the stent end so as to create... Agent:

20120041539 - Protein biomaterial and biocoacervate vessel graft systems and methods of making and using thereof: The present invention relates to protein biocoacervates and biomaterials vessel graft systems used in cardiovascular applications and other medical applications, the components utilized in the vessel graft systems and the methods of making and using such systems. More specifically the present invention relates to protein biocoacervates and biomaterials vessel graft... Agent: Gel-del Technologies, Inc.

20120041541 - Implant and method for the production thereof: An implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having an implant body (2, 4) containing an aluminum compound, preferably an aluminum alloy and/or aluminum oxide. Improved biocompatibility of the implant is achieved in that at least the part of the surface of the implant body (2, 4) which is formed by... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120041540 - Stent to be used in tubular organ in vivo: Provided is a stent to be inserted into an in vivo organ having a tubular structure that allows a degree of freedom in design and excellent mechanical flexibility. A cylinder-shaped stent is inserted to be placed and used in the inner cavity of an in vivo tubular organ, wherein: the... Agent: Keio University

20120041542 - Implant with attached element and method of making such an implant: A tubular implant having an axial end to which is attached a ring of spoons of a material different from that of the implant. In another aspect, the invention provides a method of attaching elements to an axial end of a tubular implant comprising the steps of providing said elements... Agent: Angiomed Gmbh & Co. Medizintechnik Kg

20120041543 - Stent having circumferentially deformable stents: Disclosed is a method of treating a bodily lumen with a stent, the method comprising: disposing a stent within a bodily lumen, the stent comprising a plurality of deformable struts that are substantially circumferentially aligned and are configured to selectively deform in a circumferential direction in localized regions in the... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120041544 - Stent graft fenestration: A method of deploying a stent graft in a blood vessel with at least one side branch vessel, comprising: (a) forming a blood flow conduit between the branch vessel and the blood vessel such that a vessel section of the conduit is axially located inside the blood vessel and a... Agent: The Medical Research, Infrastructure And Health Services Fund Of The Tel Aviv Medical Center

20120041546 - Medical devices having activated surfaces: Implantable biocompatible polymeric medical devices include a substrate with a plasma-modified surface which is subsequently modified to include click reactive members.... Agent:

20120041545 - Primer for coating coiled wires: Disclosed is a method to provide a metal wire with a coating system comprising a primer and a topcoat, particularly a hydrophilic, lubricious topcoat. The method comprises applying directly onto the wire metal a primer coating composition, which is an aqueous coating composition comprising a multiphase vinyl polymer, the polymer... Agent:

20120041548 - Apparatus for atrioventricular valve repair: Apparatus for use in repairing an atrioventricular valve in a patient is provided. The apparatus comprises a fastening mechanism for use in repairing a mitral valve in the heart of a patient. The mechanism includes a first end, a second end, and a body extending therebetween. The mechanism is configured... Agent:

20120041547 - Heart valve delivery catheter with safety button: Valve delivery catheter assemblies including components that limit trauma to the expanded prosthetic valve and body channels as the distal tip of the catheter is withdrawn through the expanded valve and thereafter from the body. Catheter assemblies according to the present invention can include a handle assembly, an introducer sheath,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120041549 - Repositionable heart valve and method: A method for percutaneously replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of percutaneously delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration in which the... Agent: Sadra Medical, Inc.

20120041550 - Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements: A method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve including the following steps: endovascularly delivering an anchor and a replacement valve supported within the anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in a collapsed delivery configuration, the anchor having grasping elements adapted to grasp tissue in a vicinity of... Agent: Sadra Medical, Inc.

20120041551 - Prosthetic valve for catheter delivery: A prosthetic valve for catheter delivery is disclosed. The prosthetic valve comprises a valve assembly having an inlet, a plurality of leaflets and commissural points. The prosthetic valve also includes a support stent comprising a web-like construction and plurality of longitudinal support beams. The support stent is configured to be... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Pvt, Inc.

20120041552 - Implantable devices and methods for measuring intraocular, subconjunctival or subdermal pressure and/or analyte concentration: Methods, apparatus and systems for measuring pressure and/or for quantitative or qualitative measurement of analytes within the eye or elsewhere in the body. Optical pressure sensors and/or optical analyte sensors are implanted in the body and light is cast from an extracorporeal light source, though the cornea, conjunctiva or dermis,... Agent:

20120041553 - Fluid-filled lenses and their ophthalmic applications: A fluid lens assembly including a front rigid lens, a semi-flexible membrane that is adapted to be expanded from a minimum inflation level to a maximum inflation level, and a fluid layer therebetween. The front lens of the fluid lens assembly is configured to have a negative optical power. In... Agent:

20120041554 - Medical devices having soft, flexible lubricious coatings: Soft, flexible highly lubricious coatings for polymeric IOL insertion cartridges that allow IOLs to be easily inserted through small bore cartridges suitable for use with small (less than 3 mm) incisions are provided. These lubricious coatings allow IOLs to be inserted into the eye of a patient without the risk... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120041555 - Silicone implant with imprinted texture: A procedure for making an implant having a textured silicone surface is disclosed. The method may include the steps of providing a conventional mandrel and applying a pre-formed, polymeric mesh sock to the mandrel. The sock is contacted with a silicone dispersion and the silicone dispersion is at least partially... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120041556 - Methods and devices for rhinoplasty and treating internal valve stenosis: Methods and devices for rhinoplasty and treating nasal valve stenosis are disclosed herein. The nasal valve acts as a flow-limiter and can contribute to airway obstruction if resistance within the nasal valve is excessive. In one embodiment, a system for treating nasal valve stenosis includes a first elongate implant and... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120041557 - Expandable implant: An expandable portion of an implant has a total volume and includes a plurality of chambers, each having a volume less than the total volume. At least one of the chambers includes a biocompatible media which is liquid at room temperature. The at least one chamber is closed, so that... Agent:

20120041558 - C1 - c2 implant and methods of use: An implant for positioning between the C1 and C2 vertebral members. The implants may include a blade sized to be inserted between the C1 and C2 members. The blade may include a length measured between an insertion tip and a second side, and a height measured between a superior side... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120041560 - Facet arthroplasty devices and methods: A prosthesis replaces all or a portion of a natural facet joint on a vertebral body. The prosthesis has a prosthesis body accommodating fixation to the vertebral body at or near a pedicle and without support by a lamina. The prosthesis body has a fastening element installed within the vertebral... Agent:

20120041559 - Interbody spinal implants with extravertebral support plates: An implant assembly for a spinal column includes at least a plate and an interbody implant attached to the plate. The interbody implant is positioned in the spinal disc space and the plate extends extradiscally for attachment to the first and second vertebrae outside the disc space. The assembly may... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc

20120041561 - Intervertebral device having expandable endplates: An intervertebral implant having an endplate that can be slidably expanded following its placement in the intervertebral space.... Agent:

20120041562 - Remotely activated piezoelectric pump for delivery of biological agents to the intervertebral disc and spine: A remotely activated piezoelectric pump for delivery of biological agents to the intervertebral disc and spine in order to achieve spinal fusion. A spinal pump is implanted on the vertebrae of a patient and a spinal cage is inserted in between two adjacent vertebrae after removal of the vertebrae disc.... Agent: Pharmaco-kinesis Corporation

20120041563 - Resurfacing implant for a humeral head: An implant for resurfacing the head of a humerus is disclosed which may be used in shoulder replacement surgery that spares the rotator cuff.... Agent:

20120041564 - Orthopaedic implants and methods: There is provided a tibial component comprising: a tibial tray with an inferior side; and a support member connected to the inferior side of the tibial tray, the support member having a stem portion, the support member further comprising at least one opening. In one embodiment, the at least one... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120041565 - Electric hip joint prosthesis: The invention relates to a hip joint prosthesis comprising a shaft-like section that can be inserted into a femur, and a proximally arranged end cap assembly which closes a hollow space of the hip joint prosthesis. According to the invention the end cap assembly carries a coil assembly that is... Agent: Neue Magnetodyn Gmbh

20120041566 - Structures for use in orthopaedic implant fixation and methods of installation onto a bone: An orthopaedic implant including a base portion and first and second transverse portions extending transversely from the base portion to thereby define an inner region of the implant sized for receipt of an end portion of a bone therein. The implant further includes at least one anchor structure projecting from... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120041567 - Adjustable prosthetic limb socket: The present relates to an adjustable prosthetic limb socket system having a partial rigid support, a non-elastic, flexible support and adjustment means. The adjustable socket system of the present invention can be used for several types of amputations including transfemoral amputations, transtibial amputations, transhumeral amputations, transradial amputations, and other types... Agent:

20120041568 - Sealing sheath for prosthetic liner and related methods: The sealing sheath is for use with a prosthetic socket and associated liner. The sealing sheath includes a textile tube for surrounding at least a portion of a liner that is configured to wear on a residual limb. An annular seal, e.g. an elastomeric or silicone seal, is positioned adjacent... Agent:

  
02/09/2012 > 45 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120035700 - Stent delivery system: A drainage stent delivery system including an elongate shaft of a medial device, a drainage catheter or stent, and a retention mechanism for selectively retaining the drainage stent on the elongate shaft. The tubular stent is positioned on and surrounding the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft includes a distal tip... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120035702 - Stent for valve replacement: An expandable stent (12) for use in the implantation of a valve prosthesis (11) using a delivery system (10) is disclosed. The self-expandable stent (12) includes a tubular lattice structure (13) defined by longitudinally aligned rods (16) connected to V- shaped struts (17) for forming a plurality of interconnected chevron-shaped... Agent:

20120035701 - Stent strut appositioner: The teachings provided herein are generally directed to a method, device and system for use in reducing, inhibiting, or correcting a malapposed intraluminal device. An example of such an intraluminal device is a stent and, in some embodiments, the intraluminal device can be any device known to one of skill,... Agent:

20120035703 - Truncated conical heart valve stent with anchoring threads and methods of use: A heart valve stent and methods of use thereof, such stent having a heart valve implant and several proximally disposed tissue anchors, also comprising a plurality of anchoring threads, each with a proximate end fastened to the stent or valve and a distal end attached to tissue within a heart... Agent: Tendyne Medical, Inc.

20120035706 - Blood perfusion device delivery system: A delivery system deploys a prosthesis for open surgical repair of a body vessel. The system includes a sleeve to retain segments of a prosthesis in a compressed configuration and retraction members. The sleeve has outer segments associated with each end of the prosthesis. Retraction of the retraction members removes... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120035705 - Deployment device for placement of multiple intraluminal surgical staples: A system for delivering a surgical staple can include various components. The system may include an elongate body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of delivery platforms disposed adjacent the distal end. A sheath can move relative to the elongate body from a first position in... Agent:

20120035707 - Methods of using implantable medical device detachment system: Implantable medical device detachment methods are provided using a carrier member having a compressible portion at a distal end thereof. The compressible portion is moved to a compressed condition to allow an engagement member of the system to releasably engage an implantable device, such as an embolic coil. The carrier... Agent:

20120035704 - Process for loading a stent onto a stent delivery system: The present invention relates to a stent delivery system and a process for mounting a stent onto a delivery system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method of loading a stent onto a balloon and mounting the stent balloon assembly onto a catheter. The premounting of the stent... Agent:

20120035708 - Blood perfusion device: A perfusion device and a delivery system for repair of a damaged portion of a body vessel. Perfusion device can include a tubular body that is self-expandable, having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion. One or more series of barbs can be disposed circumferentially along the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies, LLC

20120035709 - Endoprosthesis having foot extensions: Endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen is provided. The endoprosthesis includes an annular element defined by a set of interconnected strut members, each strut member including a first end and a second end. The first end of selected pairs of circumferentially-adjacent strut members of the annular element are interconnected... Agent:

20120035710 - Ring stent: A stent arrangement which has at least a first ring (3) and zig zag struts (5) extending axially from the periphery of the ring. There can be first and second rings (3, 4) axially spaced apart and defining substantially parallel planes and a plurality of zig zag portions (5) between... Agent:

20120035711 - Enhancing perfusion by contraction: Apparatus and methods are described including a mechanical support element that is placed inside a first vein of a subject. At least one electrode disposed on the mechanical support element is placed inside the first vein, in a vicinity of a site upstream of a bifurcation with a second vein... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.

20120035712 - Method and apparatus for tricuspid valve repair using tension: Apparatus is provided, including a radially-expandable percutaneous implant, a tissue anchor, and a connecting element shaped so as to provide an annular loop surrounding a proximal portion of the tissue anchor in a manner which enables rotation of the anchor about a central longitudinal axis thereof when surrounded by the... Agent:

20120035713 - Truncated cone heart valve stent: A heart valve stent having a section with a heart valve implant and several proximally disposed tissue anchors, also comprising a plurality of anchoring threats, each with a proximate end fastened to the stent or valve and a distal end attached to tissue within a heart chamber to provide tension... Agent: Tendyne Medical, Inc.

20120035714 - Stent graft having a marker and a reinforcing and marker ring: A reinforcing and marker ring for a stent graft is disclosed. The reinforcing and marker ring comprises a plurality of turns of a substantially inextensible resilient wire in a circular shape and terminal ends at each end of the wire. The terminal ends each comprise a loop, each loop attachable... Agent: William A. Cook Australia Pty. Ltd.

20120035715 - Tracheal stent with longitudinal ribs to minimize stent movement, coughing and halitosis: A tracheal stent is an expandable tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, an inner surface, and an outer surface. Circumferentially adjacent surface protrusions extend outwardly from the outer surface of the expandable tubular member. These surface protrusions have an outer surface, a first lateral surface and a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120035716 - Polylactide-coated implant composed of a biocorrodible magnesium alloy: Some invention embodiments relate to an implant having a base body composed of a biocorrodible magnesium alloy and a polylactide coating. The implant is characterized in that the coating contains seed crystals and/or lipophilic substances as additives.... Agent:

20120035717 - Catheter assembly with valve crimping accessories: Valve delivery catheter assemblies including components that limit trauma to the expanded prosthetic valve and body channels as the distal tip of the catheter is withdrawn through the expanded valve and thereafter from the body. In one embodiment, a catheter assembly according to the present invention includes a handle assembly,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120035718 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full... Agent: Mvrx, Inc.

20120035719 - Prosthetic heart valves, support structures and systems and methods for implanting the same: Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.... Agent:

20120035720 - Method of cutting tissue using a laser: A prosthetic heart valve assembly comprises a plurality of leaflets configured to replace the function of a native heart valve. Each leaflet comprises laminar pericardium tissue. Each leaflet has a coaptation edge formed by laser cutting. The tissue layers of each leaflet are fused together along an entire length of... Agent: 3f Therapeutics, Inc.

20120035721 - Temporary sub-valvular check valve: A temporary subvalvular check valve has a collar and an expandable seal structure connected by pivotable struts that together support flexible leaflets. The check valve can be introduced along a tool shaft and positioned in a chamber or vasculature by expanding the seal structure against an adjacent wall. Cardiac function... Agent: Valvexchange, Inc.

20120035722 - Mitral prosthesis and methods for implantation: A mitral valve prosthesis and methods for implanting the prosthesis transapically (i.e., through the apex of the heart), transatrially (i.e., through the left atrium of the heart), and transseptally (i.e., through the septum of the heart). The prosthesis generally includes a self-expanding frame and two or more support arms. A... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies, Ltd

20120035723 - Prosthesis for mitral annuloplasty: A prosthesis (10) for mitral annuloplasty, comprising an annular structure (11), in which the annular structure is composed of a flexible support segment (12), adapted to be fixed by suture along a posterior portion (PMA) of the mitral annulus (MA) which extends from the anterolateral trigone (AT) to the posteromedial... Agent:

20120035724 - Accommodating intraocular lens and methods of use: An accommodating intraocular lens, for use in an eye, is made from flexible, optionally elastic, bio-compatible lens body material surrounding a s closed and sealed lens cavity which is filled with bio-compatible optical liquid, optionally a gel. The optical liquid has a refractive index sufficiently high to, in cooperation with... Agent:

20120035725 - Retinal prosthesis techniques: Apparatus is provided including an external device including, a mount, which is placed in front of an eye of a subject. A power source is coupled to the mount and emits energy toward the eye. An intraocular device is implanted entirely in the subject's eye, and includes a control unit,... Agent: Nano-retina, Inc.

20120035726 - Retinal prosthesis techniques: Apparatus for use with an external non-visible light source is provided. The apparatus comprises an intraocular device configured for implantation in a human eye, and comprising an energy receiver. The energy receiver is configured to receive light emitted from the external non-visible light source, and extract energy from the emitted... Agent: Nano-retina, Inc.

20120035728 - Prothesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra: Prosthetic replacement for a posterior element of a vertebra comprising portions that replace the natural lamina and the four natural facets. The prosthetic replacement may also include portions that replace one or more of the natural spinous process and the two natural transverse processes. If desired, the prosthesis replacement may... Agent:

20120035727 - Surgical implant device for the translation and fusion of a facet joint of the spine: The present invention provides, among other things, a surgical device for the translation/distraction and subsequent stabilization/fusion of a facet joint of a spine, including: a post that is selectively disposed partially between articulating surfaces of the facet joint; and a keel structure that is selectively disposed about the post and... Agent:

20120035729 - 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:

20120035731 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis: The invention relates to an intervertebral disc prosthesis (2) that comprises first and second rigid half-envelopes (3, 4) in the form of plates, each intended to be secured to one of the two vertebrae adjacent to the intervertebral disc to be replaced. The first half-envelope (3) includes a central tubular... Agent: Fournitures Hospitalieres Industrie

20120035732 - Intervertebral prosthetic disc: A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower plates, a core disposed between the plates, and at least one projection extending from at least one of the upper and lower curved surfaces of the core into at least one recess of one of the inner surfaces... Agent: Spinalmotion, Inc.

20120035730 - Minimally-invasive retroperitoneal lateral approach for spinal surgery: 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:

20120035733 - Prosthetic having a modular soft tissue fixation mechanism: A method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a prosthetic is disclosed. Soft tissue attachment pads having porous metal attachment regions and suture accepting holes are selectively positioned onto an implantable prosthetic to provide coupling locations.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120035734 - Intracorporeal component for a percutaneous device: An intracorporeal portion of a percutaneous device for a joint disarticulation prosthesis or joint replacement prosthesis, the intracorporeal portion having an extracorporeal portion or having means for rigidly coupling directly to an extracorporeal portion, the extracorporeal portion being for location exterior to the skin, the intracorporeal portion having an articulating... Agent: Stanmore Implants Worldwide Limited

20120035735 - Tibial prosthesis: A tibial prosthesis, and, particularly, a fixed bearing tibial prosthesis has a two-pronged securement mechanism. The securement mechanism may or may not be angled. Advantageously, the securement mechanism, working alone or in cooperation with other securement features, minimizes micromotion between the tibial tray and tibial bearing component.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120035736 - Tibial component: A tibial knee joint prosthesis for attachment to a suitably prepared tibial bone, providing bearing portions in the lateral and medial compartments. The lateral and medial bearing surfaces of the component are inclined at different angles in the anterior to posterior direction of the knee, so that when mounted to... Agent: Btg International Limited

20120035737 - Tibial prosthesis: A tibial prosthesis has a bearing component configured for an anterior-medial insertion, which advantageously avoids the extensor mechanism of the knee. A tibial tray may include a banana-shaped boss that corresponds to a notch formed in the bearing component. After the bearing component is inserted along the anterior-medial path, the... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120035739 - Designed surfaces for use in medical implants or instruments: A medical implant device or component thereof comprising a metal substrate and a coating layer structure provided on the substrate. The coating layer structure comprises an outermost layer of a ceramic material. A bonding structure is deposited between the metal substrate and the coating layer structure. The bonding structure comprises... Agent: Sandvik Intellectual Property Ab

20120035740 - Biodegradable implant and method for manufacturing same: This invention relates to a biodegradable implant including magnesium, wherein the magnesium contains, as impurities, (i) manganese (Mn); and (ii) one selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe), nickel (Ni) and mixtures of iron (Fe) and nickel (Ni), wherein the impurities satisfy the following condition: 0</(i)≦5, and an amount... Agent:

20120035741 - Self-expandable biopolymer-mineral composite: A compressed implant composite for repairing mineralized tissue. The compressed implant composite includes a matrix formed of biopolymeric fibers and a plurality of calcium- and/or silicate-based mineral particles dispersed in the matrix. The matrix constitutes 4 to 80% by weight and the mineral particles constitute 20 to 96% by weight... Agent: Collagen Matrix, Inc.

20120035742 - Methods, devices and systems for bone tissue engineering using a bioreactor: An anatomically-shaped, human bone graft may be cultivated ex vivo using a bioreactor capable of perfusing large complex porous scaffolds. Scaffolds derived from image-based modeling of a target are seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells and cultivated. A bioreactor configured to house complex three-dimensional scaffold geometries provides controlled flow for... Agent:

20120035738 - Intravitreous self adaptive stent: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and kits for a stent for treating an eye, comprising a flexible material, wherein the stent is self adaptive to a dimension of a vitreous cavity in the eye.... Agent:

20120035744 - Amnion and chorion constructs and uses thereof in joint repair: A construct for use in a surgical repair of a damaged or inflamed joint is described. The construct contains an allograft having at least one layer of human amnion and chorion tissues, and is adapted for enclosing a damaged or inflamed joint or for covering or replacing a damaged or... Agent: Afcell Medical

20120035743 - Amnion and chorion constructs and uses thereof in minimally invasive surgeries: A construct for use in a minimally invasive surgery is described. The construct contains an allograft having at least one layer of human amnion and chorion tissues, and is adapted for insertion into a small incision or a cannula employed in the minimally invasive surgery for access to the surgical... Agent: Afcell Medical

  
02/02/2012 > 49 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120029607 - Controlled release and recapture prosthetic deployment device: A delivery device for deploying and resheathing an expandable prosthesis and method of use thereof are described. The delivery device includes a fixed outer sheath and a pusher member that is configured for retracting in a proximal direction and resheathing the prosthesis. The device includes two plates engaging the pusher... Agent:

20120029609 - Endoprosthesis holder: An endoprosthesis holder includes a proximal connector structure having an outer surface. A distal connector structure has an outer surface. An intermediate connector structure is connected to the proximal and distal connector structures such that the intermediate connector structure is between the proximal and distal connector structures. The intermediate connector... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120029610 - Graft deployment system: A method for deploying a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis at the junction of a main vessel and first and second branch vessels, comprising providing a deployment system containing a prosthesis having a main body section and first and second proximally extending branch sections, introducing the deployment system into the first branch... Agent: Endologix, Inc.

20120029608 - 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.

20120029611 - Stent graft system and method of use: A stent graft system and method of use including a stent graft system with a first stent graft component and a second stent graft component. A first tubular graft of the first stent graft component has an integral first body and first leg, with the first body defining a first... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120029615 - Bioabsorbable stent wtih layers having different degradation rates: A bioabsorbable stent and method of forming the same including a stent scaffolding formed from polymer layers with different degradation rates is disclosed. The polymer layers include an abluminal layer, a luminal layer, and optionally one or more middle layers. A degradation rate of the layers increases from the luminal... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120029613 - Bioerodible endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis includes a composite. The composite includes a matrix comprising a bioerodible iron or a bioerodible iron alloy and particles within the matrix. The particles include palladium, manganese oxide, a transition metal oxide, or a combination thereof.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120029612 - Covered toroid stent and methods of manufacture: An expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as coronary-artery, and methods for manufacturing such a stent are provided, whereby the stent comprises at least one radially expandable cylindrical crown covered with a polymeric tube. The at least one crown is generally aligned on a longitudinal axis of... Agent:

20120029616 - Stent support devices: Various embodiments of methods and devices for coating stents are described herein.... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120029614 - Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support: The invention relates to a stent-graft with a bioabsorbable structure and a permanent graft for luminal support and ‘treatment of arterial fistulas, occlusive disease, and aneurysms. The bioabsorbable structure is formed from braided filaments of materials such as PLA, PLLA, PDLA, and PGA and the graft is formed from materials... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120029617 - Stents for blood vessels: A stent for supporting part of a blood vessel includes a supporting portion around which or within which a part of an intact blood vessel other than a graft can be placed. The stent internally or externally supports that part of the blood vessel. The supporting portion of the stent... Agent: Veryan Medical Limited

20120029622 - Flexible helical stent having different helical regions: The present invention relates to tubular stents that are implanted within a body lumen. The stent has a cylindrical shape defining a longitudinal axis and includes a proximal helical section, a distal helical section and an intermediate ring section there between. Each of the proximal and distal helical sections has... Agent:

20120029621 - Flexible helical stent having intermediate non-helical region: The present invention relates to tubular stents that are implanted within a body lumen. The stent has a cylindrical shape defining a longitudinal axis and includes a helical section and a closed endless ring section within the helical section. The helical section has of a plurality of longitudinally oriented strut... Agent:

20120029619 - Flexible helical stent having intermediate structural feature: The present invention relates to tubular stent and drug delivery systems. The stent has a cylindrical shape defining a longitudinal axis and includes a helical section having of a plurality of longitudinally oriented strut members and a plurality of circumferentially oriented hinge members connecting circumferentially adjacent strut members to form... Agent:

20120029620 - Flexible helical stent having intermediate structural feature: The present invention relates to tubular stents that are implanted within a body lumen to support the organ, maintain patency and/or deliver drugs or agents. The stent has a cylindrical shape defining a longitudinal axis and includes a helical section having of a plurality of longitudinally oriented strut members and... Agent:

20120029623 - Flexible stent having protruding hinges: The present invention relates to tissue-supporting medical devices and drug delivery systems, and more particularly to tubular flexible stents that are implanted within a body lumen of a living animal or human to support the organ, maintain patency and/or deliver drugs or agents. The tubular flexible stent has a cylindrical... Agent:

20120029624 - Hybrid stent and method of making such a stent: A hybrid stent (100) includes at least one resilient ring (105) comprising a superelastic wire (102) formed in a sinusoidal pattern of alternating crests (110) and troughs (115) about a circumference of the ring (105). A plurality of malleable cannula segments (120) overlie the superelastic wire at the crests and... Agent:

20120029618 - Stent connector bump design: An endoprosthesis comprises a plurality of serpentine bands. Each serpentine band comprises a plurality of interconnected struts forming peaks and troughs. Adjacent serpentine bands are interconnected by one or more connectors. First and second serpentine bands are connected via at least one connector. The connector has a first side facing... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120029625 - Barbed radially expandable stent: The present application is directed to a stent, and more particularly to a radially self-expandable metallic stent, including a serpentine configuration having a plurality of struts and having a plurality of proximal and distal apices; and a barb integrally formed as an extension of each strut and extending outwardly from... Agent: Trivascular2, Inc.

20120029626 - Drug delivery endovascular stent and method of use: A radially expandable, endovascular stent designed for placement at a site of vascular injury, for inhibiting restenosis at the site, a method of using, and a method of making the stent. The stent includes a radially expandable body formed of one or more metallic filaments where at least one surface... Agent: Biosensors International Group

20120029628 - Method of reshaping a ventricle: Methods for restoring the conical shape of a dilated heart ventricle, or at least reshaping the ventricle to a more conical shape to counter the effects of dilation, thereby improving pumping efficiency. In an exemplary embodiment, a reshaping apparatus comprises an implantable body that can be delivered to a dilated... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120029627 - Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements: The present invention provides an apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an expandable anchor supporting a replacement valve, the anchor and replacement valve being adapted for percutaneous delivery and deployment to replace the patient's heart valve, the anchor having a braid having... Agent: Sadra Medical, Inc.

20120029629 - Mitral cerclage annuloplasty appratus: A mitral cerclage annuloplasty apparatus comprises a tissue protective device and a knot delivery device. The tissue protective device comprises a first protective tube and a second protective tube. The knot delivery device comprises a tube wherein a loose knot is looped around its distal end through a hole and... Agent:

20120029631 - Ophthalmic lens with optical sectors: The invention relates to an ophthalmic lens comprising a main lens part, a recessed part, an optical centre, and an optical axis through said optical centre, said main lens part having at least one boundary with said recessed part, said main lens part having an optical power of between about... Agent: Oculentis B.v.

20120029630 - Multifocal ophthalmic lens: A method of designing a multifocal ophthalmic lens with one base focus and at least one additional focus, capable of reducing aberrations of the eye for at least one of the foci after its implantation, comprising the steps of: (i) characterizing at least one corneal surface as a mathematical model;... Agent: Amo Groningen B.v.

20120029632 - Method of anchoring an intraocular lens assembly: An intraocular lens assembly for implantation in the posterior chamber of an eye has anchor portions with teeth rigid enough to penetrate the scleral wall of an eye. A method for implanting the lens includes the steps of: introducing the first haptic portion with a first anchor portion that includes... Agent: Nulens Ltd.

20120029633 - 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 wires are formed into loops at the first end of the structure.... Agent: Depuy International Limited

20120029636 - Bone cage with components for controlled expansion: The present invention is an expandable and adjustable bone cage designed to be used in conjunction with a pedicle screw or plating fusion system. The expandable and adjustable bone cage provides structure for the placement of bone graft material between two adjacent vertebral bodies in order to stabilize or fuse... Agent:

20120029635 - Implant assembly having an angled head: An implant assembly includes an implant having an upper element and a lower element coaxially aligned with one another. The upper and lower elements are configured to be displaced relative to one another along a longitudinal axis of the implant. The implant assembly also includes a setting tool having a... Agent: Ulrich Medical Usa

20120029637 - Rotatable cam lift for an expandable bone cage: The present invention is a rotatable cam lift. The distal end of the rotatable cam lift has a plurality of cam lift lobes and nesting surfaces that allow an expandable bone cage to be expanded with maximum control and predictability of expansion and which hold the bone cage firmly in... Agent:

20120029634 - Vertebral implant end cap: An implant and method for insertion between adjacent vertebral members. The implant comprising an implant body with a base section having a plurality of base extensions, and an end cap adapted for selective axial positioning at a selected point on the base section and subsequent rotational adjustment about an implant... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120029638 - Vertebral body replacement device configured to deliver a therapeutic substance: Embodiments of the invention include a medical implant having a vertebral body replacement device, alone or in combination with other complimentary elements, configured to deliver one or more therapeutic substances. The one or more therapeutic substances may be contained in the medical implant or be ported to the medical implant.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120029642 - Apparatus and methods for inserting an implant: Methods and apparatus for inserting an implant into a cavity provide for: disposing an implant between opposing first and second ramps of an implant insertion instrument; orienting first and second vertebral contact surfaces of the ramps such that they define an initial, non-zero angle therebetween; inserting the first and second... Agent: K2m, Inc.

20120029644 - Compliant interbody fusion device with deployable bone anchors: An interbody fusion implant with deployable bone anchors includes a support member, a monolithic body that accommodates the support member, and a longitudinal hole along a vertical length of the support member. The support member includes a first end and a second end. The second end includes two flanges. The... Agent: Custom Spine, Inc.

20120029639 - Interbody spinal implants and insertion techniques: An implant for a spinal column is disclosed that is capable of being inserted into a patient in a first orientation having a reduced or minimum height and then rotated to a second orientation providing a second or maximum height, wherein in each orientation the height of the implant extends... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120029643 - Restorative device: The present invention provides a disc restoration system for relieving symptoms of a degenerative disc, comprising: a) a percutaneously insertable expandable element (88) adapted to be (i) inserted in between two adjacent vertebraes of the spinal cord; and, (ii) expanded to form a scaffold; said scaffold provides mechanical support to... Agent: Chi 2 Gel Ltd

20120029645 - Spine surgery method and instrumentation: Surgical instrumentation for use in placing an implant into a disc space between a pair of spinal vertebrae may include: (a) a distractor having a distal end that may be placed into the disc space between the pair of spinal vertebrae; (b) an inserter for use in moving the implant... Agent:

20120029641 - System and methods for spinal fusion: A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.... Agent:

20120029640 - Vertebral implant end cap: An implant and method for insertion between adjacent vertebral members. The implant comprising an implant body with a base section having a plurality of base extensions and securing depressions, and an end cap adapted for selective axial positioning at a selected point on the base section and subsequent rotational adjustment... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120029646 - Mandible reconstruction system and method: A system, method and devices for mandible reconstruction wherein a replacement mandible, either full or partial, is formed by cutting and reconnecting a donor bone, the devices comprising guide or template members that provide the correct angles needed for cutting the donor bone in order to replicate the configuration of... Agent:

20120029647 - Shoulder implant assemby: An implant assembly and associated method for selectively performing reverse and traditional arthroplasty for a shoulder joint that includes a humerus and a glenoid. The implant assembly may include a head, a cup, a humeral stem and an adaptor. The method includes inserting the humeral stem to the humerus and... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120029648 - Knee prosthesis with rotatable post: A knee joint prosthesis for implantation to replace a portion of a knee joint. The knee joint prosthesis includes a tibial tray and a bearing member that engages the tibial tray. The prosthesis also includes an insert with a base that is fixed to the bearing member and an extension... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120029649 - Stabilized knee prosthesis: A knee prosthesis includes a femoral component, a tibial component, and a coupling component interconnecting the femoral component and the tibial component. The tibial component includes ball. The femoral component is configured to move relative to the tibial component. The coupling component defines an internal cavity including a first spherical... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20120029651 - Medical device and method: A receptacle for receiving a mating member in an orthopaedic joint, wherein the receptacle comprises: a first portion shaped so as to contact with the mating member, in normal use; a second portion shaped so as to not contact with the mating member, in normal use, wherein the first portion... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120029650 - Medical device: An implant, comprising: a head having a central axis; and a stem having a stem axis, wherein the head central axis and the stem axis are not co-linear. A method for resurfacing a femoral head, comprising the steps of: providing an implant according to the present invention; and implanting the... Agent: T.j. Smith & Nephew Limited

20120029652 - Apparatuses and methods for implanting gastrointestinal stents: In one embodiment, a surgical device includes a stent deployment device that includes a stent, a dilator, and a cutting element that can be selectively extended from and retracted into the surgical device. In some embodiments, the surgical device can be used to implant a stent in a patient by... Agent:

20120029654 - Artificial dura mater and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed are an artificial dura mater and manufacturing method thereof. The artificial dura mater includes electrospun layers prepared by electrostatic spinning, at least one of which is a hydrophobic electrospun layer. Further, above the hydrophobic electrospun layer, there can be at least one hydrophilic electrospun layer. A transition layer can... Agent: Medprin Regenerative Medical Technologies Co., Ltd.

20120029653 - Devices and methods for treating defects in the tissue of a living being: An implant for deployment in select locations or select tissue for regeneration of tissue is disclosed. The implant includes collagen and or other bio-resorbable materials, where the implant may also be used for therapy delivery.... Agent:

20120029655 - Implantable xenograft prepared from a non-human tissue portion: An implantable xenograft intended for human recipients for correcting cardiovascular abnormalities. The xenografts are prepared from a non-human native tissue portion and are completely sterilized, acellular and exhibit a tensile strength generally higher than that of the native tissue. The uniqueness of the xenografts is that the outer surface of... Agent: International Centre For Cardio Thoracic And Vascular Diseases

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