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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor May archived by USPTO category 05/12

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05/31/2012 > 35 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120136425 - Slotted pusher rod for flexible delivery system: A delivery system for an intraluminal medical device comprises an elongate tubular sheath 20 and an elongate tubular pusher 50 slidably disposed within a lumen of the sheath and having a flexible configuration due to circumferentially-extending fins 154 along its exterior surface. The spacing and/or the size of the fins... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120136426 - Apparatus and method for deploying stent across adjacent tissue layers: Transluminal access system includes a stent delivery catheter having a handle control mechanism. The catheter comprises a number of components for establishing an initial penetration between adjacent body lumens and subsequently implanting a stent or other luminal anchor therebetween. Manipulation of the stent components is achieved using control mechanisms on... Agent:

20120136427 - Implantable medical devices having controlled surface properties for improved healing response: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending... Agent: Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd., A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of Palmaz Scientific, Inc.

20120136428 - Helical stent design: An expandable tubular reinforcing member used for body lumens such as blood vessels, the reinforcing member being formed of a continuous elongated helical element comprised of spaced undulating portions forming end loop portions and including a plurality of curvilinear connector elements extending between and interconnecting at least some of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120136429 - Device for regulating blood flow: An implantable device for regulating blood flow through a blood vessel includes an elongated support. The support includes axially spaced apart first and second substantially annular support portions, and an x-shaped linking member linking the axially spaced apart portions to one another. The device also includes a valve membrane extending... Agent: Deep Vein Medical, Inc.

20120136430 - Two valve caval stent for functional replacement of incompetent tricuspid valve: A two valve caval stent for functional replacement of an incompetent tricuspid valve. The device is designed for minimally invasive percutaneous transcatheter placement and includes two stents connected by a bridge sized to span the right atrium, and two valves anchored by the stents in the superior and inferior vena... Agent:

20120136431 - Stent graft system: The stent graft system in accordance with the present invention has a trunk, a left subclavian tube, a left common carotid tube and a brachiocephalic tube. The trunk is tubular and expandable and has a descending end, an ascending end, a left subclavian mount, a left common carotid mount and... Agent:

20120136432 - Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of 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:

20120136434 - Ergonomic mitral heart valve holders: A holder for a prosthetic mitral heart valve that attaches to an inflow end of the valve and includes a simple tensioning mechanism that flexes the heart valve commissure posts inward to help prevent suture looping. The tensioning mechanism may include relatively movable rings of the holder or a generally... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120136433 - Intraoperative and post-operative adjustment of an annuloplasty ring: An intraoperative adjustment device is described. In some embodiments, the device includes an elongate body including a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end configured to penetrate an outer surface of an adjustable cardiac implant implanted in a patient's heart, and the proximal end and the distal end... Agent: Micardia Corporation

20120136435 - Reduced dehiscence annuloplasty ring: A prosthetic remodeling annuloplasty ring for use in tricuspid or mitral valve repairs to provide support after annuloplasty surgery. The annuloplasty ring includes a relatively rigid core extending around an axis that is discontinuous to define two free ends. A suture-permeable interface surrounding the core includes floppy regions adjacent both... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120136436 - Adjustable annuloplasty devices and adjustment mechanisms therefor: Apparatus is provided including an implant structure (22, 122, 1122), a rotatable structure (2900) coupled to the implant structure (22, 122, 1122) in a vicinity of a first portion thereof, and a flexible member (30). At least a first portion of the 5 flexible member (30) is disposed in contact... Agent: Valtech Cardio, Ltd.

20120136437 - Hydrophobic pseudo-endothelial implants for treating corneal edema: An ocular implant including a hydrophobic pseudo-endothelial implant and a binding agent applied thereto, the binding agent capable of bonding the implant to a posterior portion of a cornea such that the implant serves as a water barrier enabling dehydration of the cornea.... Agent:

20120136438 - Intraocular lens systems and methods: An intraocular lens (31) which may be used as a posterior lens in a lens train including a converging anterior lens (20) and diverging posterior lens (31) in which the optical/focal axes of the two lenses are not coincident such that the focal point (9) of the lens train is... Agent:

20120136439 - Ocular implant architectures: An ocular implant having a first spine; a second spine; a first strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; a second strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; wherein an angular dimension θ of... Agent:

20120136440 - Method and apparatus for treating airway obstruction: Methods and Devices for treating airway openings and breathing disorders including obstructive sleep apnea are disclosed. Structures and methods disclosed herein maintain and preserve airway openings against posterior collapse of the tongue.... Agent:

20120136442 - Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for near-simultaneous and integrated delivery of bone graft material during the placement of surgical cages or other medical implants in a patient's spine. The integrated fusion cage and graft delivery device according to various embodiments delivers and disperses biologic material through... Agent:

20120136441 - Polylactic acid/calcium sulfate scaffold: The invention relates to a method of preparing a composite or porous composite used as a biodegradable scaffold, the composite prepared therefrom and the use of the composite. In particular, the composite is a calcium sulfate-polylactic acid composite or porous composite and the composite can be especially used as an... Agent: Taipei Medical University

20120136443 - Implant system having at least three support elements: An implant system that includes a concave spherical-segment-shaped socket part and a corresponding convex spherical-segment-shaped joint part is provided. The joint part rests in the socket part, wherein at least three support elements that describe a spherical triangle or a spherical polygon are arranged on the surface of the joint... Agent: Advanced Medical Technologies Ag

20120136448 - Devices and methods for treating bone: A device is disclosed for reducing a vertebral compression fracture, comprising a superior end plate and an inferior end plate disposed along a vertical axis. The superior end plate and the inferior end plate are slidably separable in a vertical direction along the vertical axis. An interior chamber is provided... Agent:

20120136445 - Posterior spinal arthroplasty system: A lumbar disc prosthesis is provided including a first member with a vertebral disc contact surface and a recessed portion on an opposing surface thereof; a second member with a vertebral disc contact surface and a protruding portion on an opposing surface thereof. The protruding portion of the second member... Agent: Spinadyne, Inc.

20120136447 - Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability: The present invention provides both a device and a method. The device is a human made replacement for the soft discs in the spine. A fabric pouch encloses a central hydraulic element made up of small soft beads. Two pouches with beads are implanted into a prepared disc space to... Agent: University Of South Florida

20120136446 - Spinal prosthesis and facet joint prosthesis: A lumbar disc prosthesis is provided including a first member with a vertebral disc contact surface and a recessed portion on an opposing surface thereof; a second member with a vertebral disc contact surface and a protruding portion on an opposing surface thereof. The protruding portion of the second member... Agent: Spinadyne, Inc.

20120136444 - Two-component artificial disc replacements: Artificial disc replacements (ADRs) and total disc replacements (TDRs) are based upon two, directly articulating components, resulting in a restricted-motion system that better approximates more normal spinal flexion, extension, and lateral bending. One component may have a concave articulating surface, and the other a convex articulating surface. The radius of... Agent: Spinecore, Inc.

20120136449 - Adjustable absorber designs for implantable device: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20120136450 - Elbow joint prosthesis and method for implantation: A modular elbow prosthesis is disclosed, as well as a surgical approach and implantation technique, for using the prosthesis. The system is the first and only to allow for a, Biomechanically Anatomical, Nonconstrained, Compartmental (BANC) Elbow Arthroplasty. The modularity of the system allows it to be implanted as an unicompartmental... Agent:

20120136451 - Bone protector, kit and method: A surgical kit includes an orthopaedic implant, an orthropaedic trial and a bone protector. All three components have bone-contacting surfaces sized and shaped to be placed against a resected bone surface. The orthopaedic implant and trial are thicker than the bone protector. The bone protector has a flat bearing surface... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120136452 - Knee joint prosthesis and related method: The present invention relates to a knee joint prosthesis having a tibial component and a femoral component. The tibial component includes a fixation portion fixed to an upper end of a prepared tibia and a ceramic bearing portion presenting articulation surface(s). The femoral component is fixed to a lower end... Agent: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

20120136453 - Wrist prosthesis: A carpal plate for use in a wrist replacement prosthesis includes at least three non-linearly aligned, internally threaded openings, each opening defining a thread-screw axis with at least one thread-screw axis divergent from the other two thread-screw axes; and further including hollow core screws for the injection of a cement... Agent: Aptis Medical, LLC

20120136454 - Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup: An improved hlp prosthesis includes an acetabular cup bearing component constructed from a relatively hard and high strength ceramic material for articulation with a ball-shaped femoral head component which may be constructed from a compatible ceramic or metal material. In one form, the acetabular cup further includes a ceramic porous... Agent: Amedica Corporation

20120136455 - Prosthetic hip implants: Prosthetic hip stems and acetabular cups for use in prosthetic hip joints. The hip stem may include a core having a stem portion and a neck portion, a polymer matrix layer substantially covering the stem portion of the core, and a porous metal layer substantially covering the polymer matrix layer.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120136456 - Ceramic foam artificial bone: A sterile artificial bone product is provided. The sterile artificial bone product comprises a sintered porous ceramic foam material having a density of 0.3 to 1.5 g/cc, and a porosity of 40 to 95%, pores of the material having a pore diameter distribution of 10-500 microns. Additionally, a bioactive compound... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.

20120136457 - Pyloric valve devices and methods: A pyloric valve is provided for inhibiting the flow of chyme through the pyloric region of the gastrointestinal tract. The pyloric valve includes a blocking portion having a disc-shaped inlet and a helical flange. The helical flange may be disposed in a contracted position defining a contracted length and a... Agent: E2 LLC

20120136458 - Electronically controlled prosthetic system: A prosthetic joint system for users comprising a housing having an interior cavity, a center axis in said interior cavity, and an attachment means for fixedly connecting said housing to said user; an inner cylinder disposed in said housing interior cavity wherein said inner cylinder rotates around said center axis... Agent:

20120136459 - Active ankle foot orthosis: An Active Ankle Foot Orthosis (AAFO) is provided where the impedance of an orthotic joint is modulated throughout the walking cycle to treat ankle foot gait pathology, such as drop foot gait. During controlled plantar flexion, a biomimetic torsional spring control is applied where orthotic joint stiffness is actively adjusted... Agent:

  
05/24/2012 > 42 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120130468 - Methods and apparatus for treating neurovascular venous outflow obstruction: Methods and devices are disclosed for treating neurovascular venous outflow obstructions, with or without implantation of a prosthetic valve. The valve may be carried by a support, such as a stent, which may be self-expandable or balloon expandable. Both transvascular and direct surgical access is contemplated.... Agent:

20120130469 - Stent graft delivery systems and associated methods: Stent graft delivery systems are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, a stent graft delivery system can include a stent graft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a proximal sheath and a distal sheath. The proximal sheath can be configured to cover the proximal portion of the stent graft,... Agent: Altura Medical, Inc.

20120130470 - Stent with protected barbs: An endoluminal prosthesis is described and comprises a stent (40), At least one barb (42) secured to the stent, and a degradable barb guard (52) covering at least a portion of the barb and protecting the distal tip when the stent is in a compressed configuration. The barb guard (52)... Agent: Med Institute, Inc

20120130471 - Venous valve apparatus, system, and method: A venous valve with a tubular frame that includes an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface and defining a lumen, and a cover over at least the outer surface of the tubular frame, where the cover includes surfaces defining a reversibly sealable opening for unidirectional flow... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120130473 - Deployment of endoluminal devices: A catheter assembly includes a single sleeve that constrains an expandable device to a dimension suitable for endoluminal delivery of the device to a treatment site, and further allows expansion of the device toward an outer peripheral dimension that is smaller than a fully deployed outer peripheral dimension to allow... Agent:

20120130474 - Deployment sleeve shortening mechanism: A medical device constraint includes an elastic element having proximal and distal ends, a continuous lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends of the tubular elastic element; and a medical device disposed at least partially within the continuous lumen, wherein the generally tubular element has a first state in... Agent:

20120130475 - Sleeves for expandable medical devices: The present disclosure describes treatment of the vasculature of a patient with an expandable implant. The implant is constrained to a reduced delivery profile for delivery within the vasculature by at least one sleeve. The implant may be constrained to other diameters, such as an intermediate configuration having a diameter... Agent:

20120130472 - Stent-graft having facing side branch portals: In various embodiments, a device for treating disease of a vessel includes a stent graft having an outer surface; and at least two side branch portals each having a proximal end and a distal end. Each distal end is substantially contiguous with the outer surface of the stent graft. In... Agent:

20120130476 - Low profile support frame and related intraluminal medical devices: A low profile support frame for use as an or in an expandable intraluminal medical device includes first and second wire members that define arcuate paths having opposing curves. Connectors join the wire members, and barbs can be disposed on the connectors. The support frame has radially compressed and radially... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120130477 - Vascular prosthesis and relevant method for realising thereof: l

20120130467 - Interfacial stent and method of maintaining patency of surgical fenestrations: A method according to one embodiment for maintaining patency of an opening inside the human body comprises introducing a radially self-expanding hollow stent into the opening while the stent is retained in a radially compressed state, wherein the stent has enlarged ends and a reduced intermediate portion. The stent is... Agent:

20120130478 - Devices and methods for in situ fenestration of a stent-graft at the site of a branch vessel: The present disclosure includes a stent-graft comprising a first portion that is configured to engage a vessel wall, a second portion that is configured not to engage the vessel wall, and a perfusion window that is configured to permit blood flow. The stent-graft may further comprise a transition portion between... Agent:

20120130479 - Low profile non-symmetrical stents and stent-grafts: Various stents and stent-graft systems for treatment of medical conditions are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary stent-graft comprises first and second stents, which each may comprise a series of distal apices disposed distal to a proximal end of the graft, and a series of proximal apices disposed proximally beyond... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120130481 - Local vascular delivery of adenosine a2a receptor agonists in combination with other agents to reduce myocardial injury: A stent or other implantable medical device for the local delivery of a selective adenosine receptor agonist may be utilized in combination with other therapeutic agents to reduce myocardial injury following an acute myocardial infarction. As soon as possible following an acute myocardial infarction a stent or other suitable device... Agent:

20120130480 - Local vascular delivery of adenosine a2a receptor agonists to reduce myocardial injury: A stent or other implantable medical device for the local delivery of a selective adenosine receptor agonist may be utilized to reduce myocardial injury following an acute myocardial infarction. As soon as possible following an acute myocardial infarction a stent or other suitable device comprising and capable of delivering a... Agent:

20120130483 - Tubular implant for replacing natural blood vessels: A tubular implant that replaces natural blood vessels includes a prefabricated vascular prosthesis with an internal surface, an external surface and a wall, wherein the internal and/or external surface of the prefabricated vascular prosthesis has a polyurethane coating.... Agent: Aesculap Ag

20120130482 - Vascular stents: The disclosure describes a coating for medical implants, in particular, vascular stents, said coating comprising silicon dioxide, towards medical implants with a coating containing silicon dioxide and towards a method for their production. The coating can contain additional admixtures and have functionalization coats. The substrate of the coating is produced... Agent: Axetis Ag

20120130484 - Artificial heart: Disclosed herein is a fully implantable artificial heart. The use of flat helical springs to align and reciprocate a bellows structure allows the bellows to pump blood, the multiple solenoids with floating magnetized rods and permanent magnet assemblies held by the flat helical springs provide the power. The artificial heart... Agent:

20120130485 - Pneumatic or hydraulic cardiac assist devices: The embodiments relate to cardiac assist devices that comprise a jacket that wraps the exterior of the heart, where the jacket comprises one or more pneumatic or hydraulic bladders. The pneumatic or hydraulic bladders are linked to a pump, and the pump fills the bladders with fluid and withdraws the... Agent:

20120130486 - Multifocal ophthalmic lens designs using wavefront interaction: An intraocular lens introduces higher order aberrations, e.g., spherical aberration (SA), for different sub-optical zone diameters. For example, a lens may have a central sub-optical zone which introduces a spherical aberration. Alternatively, a full optical zone design can be used combining defocus with a higher-order aberration.... Agent: University Of Rochester

20120130487 - Intraocular lens: An intraocular lens comprises an optic and at least two haptics, each of which comprises a step feature that protrudes from a posterior surface of the haptic to prevent posterior capsular opacification.... Agent:

20120130488 - Intraocular lens: An intraocular lens comprises an optic and at least two haptics. Each haptic is offset in an anterior direction from a central optic plane of the optic. The offset allows for predictable posterior vaulting upon implantation.... Agent:

20120130490 - Method for reconstruction and augmentation of the breast: The invention provides a method for manufacturing a breast prosthesis, which method comprises the determination of existing contours of a breast of an individual in an upright position using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or 3D scanning with ultrasound (US), laser or photography, the planning of a moulage or virtual moulage... Agent:

20120130489 - Methods and apparatus for in situ formation of surgical implants: Methods, devices and systems for in situ formation of an implant within a post-surgical cavity. A balloon is provided within the cavity and a gelling initiator such as a cross-linking agent is introduced into the balloon. A polymer susceptible to solidifying in the presence of the gelling initiator is then... Agent:

20120130491 - Medical prosthetic devices having improved biocompatibility: The invention relates to a medical prosthetic device having a metal material, such as titanium or an alloy thereof, where the surface parts of the metal material are coated with a layer of a corresponding hydroxide material, such as titanium hydroxide. Preferably, the hydroxide layer includes one or more biomolecule... Agent: Straumann Holding Ag

20120130492 - Implantable system having a dissolution mechanism upon recovery: The invention relates to a system for controlled loading of a reconstructed human or animal tissue during the healing phase, comprising an anchor element (10) for implanting in a first bone (50), at least one connecting element (20), and one retaining element (30) for the at least one connecting element... Agent:

20120130494 - Allograft intervertebral implant and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention is directed to an allograft intervertebral implant sized and configured for insertion between adjacent vertebral bodies in a spinal fusion surgery. The implant is preferably manufactured from two or more pieces of allograft bone joined together by a joint, more preferably a dovetail joint. The dovetail joint... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20120130497 - Arthroplasty spinal prosthesis and insertion device: An arthroplasty spinal prosthesis with first and second vertebra contacting members that are configured for engaging opposing vertebrae An articulation is supportively associated with the contacting members to allow relative pivotal and translational motion therebetween over anterior-posterior and lateral pivotal axes, and over anterior-posterior and lateral translational axes. This motion... Agent: 3hbfm, LLC

20120130493 - Expandable vertebral implant: The present invention relates to an expandable implant for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, and gear member positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis. The gear member is axially... Agent:

20120130495 - Intervertebral fusion implant: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with... Agent:

20120130496 - Intervertebral fusion implant: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with... Agent:

20120130498 - Modular glenoid prosthesis: A kit for making a glenoid prosthesis. The kit includes an articulating member having an articulation side and an opposing second side opposing the articulating member. The opposing second side includes a locking mechanism. The kit further includes a plurality of bases, and each of the plurality of bases having... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120130499 - Modular glenoid prosthesis: A modular glenoid assembly. The modular glenoid assembly includes a base having a first side and an opposing second side, the first side including a plurality of connection features arranged in an array. At least one glenoid attachment member is included. The glenoid attachment member has a locking mechanism sized... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120130500 - Procedure for the treatment of cuff tear arthropathy: A medical procedure for use in connection with a patient suffering from cuff tear arthropathy is disclosed. The medial procedure includes securing a prosthetic head component having a glenoid-bearing portion and an acromion-bearing portion to a humerus of a patient so that the glenoid-bearing portion is positioned in bearing contact... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120130501 - Catheter deliverable foot implant and method of delivering the same: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating alignment of the foot to treat patients with flat feet, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and metatarsophalangeal joint dysfunction. An inflatable implant is positioned in or about the sinus tarsi and/or first metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the foot. The implant is insertable by minimally invasive... Agent:

20120130503 - Hip joint device: A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is provided. The medical device is adapted to be fixated to the pelvic bone of the patient. The medical device comprises an inner and an outer surface, wherein a contacting portion, of said inner surface is spherical and... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120130502 - Method and apparatus for hip replacement: Methods and apparatus for orthopedic replacement of the hip through three incisions with a modular prosthetic system assembled in vivo while substantially preserving muscles and soft tissues around the hip joint resulting in reduced healing time and decreased risk of dislocation. A prosthetic femoral stem is inserted into the femur.... Agent: Ihip Surgical, LLC

20120130504 - Hip joint device, system and method: A medical device for treating hip joint osteoarthritis in a human patient is provided, the hip joint comprises an acetabulum, being a part of the pelvic bone, and a caput femur, being connected to the collum femur and being the upper extremity of the femoral bone. The caput femur and... Agent:

20120130505 - Punch, implant and associated method: A kit for use in performing joint arthroplasty on a head of a long bone is disclosed. The kit includes: a first implant including a first implant articulating surface and an opposed first implant mounting surface having a first implant location feature; and an instrument for preparing a cavity in... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120130506 - Bone substitute material: The invention relates to: a biphasic calcium phosphate/hydroxyapatite (CAP/HAP) bone substitute material comprising a sintered CAP core and at least one uniform and closed epitactically grown layer of nanocrystalline HAP deposited on top of the sintered CAP core, whereby the epitactically grown nanocrystals have the same size and morphology as... Agent: Geistlich Pharma Ag

20120130507 - Permanent umbilical hollow tube: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a tube having a first end and a second end. The second end prevents access to an inner wall of the tube. Further, the apparatus includes a valve operably connected to the first end of the tube and configured to provide access to... Agent:

20120130508 - Lower limb prosthesis: In a lower limb prosthesis an ankle unit has a combination of an hydraulic piston and cylinder assembly providing a continuously damped range of ankle flexion and a resilient telescopic shock absorber. The damping resistance of the piston and cylinder assembly is the predominant resistance to ankle flexion and is... Agent: Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons Limited

  
05/17/2012 > 51 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120123514 - Method and device for treatment of arrhythmias and other maladies: Devices and methods are described for treating maladies such as atrial fibrillation. The devices and methods, in some implementations, include two rings separated by a helical winding. The rings and at least one helical winding provide mechanical pressure against an adjacent tissue, e.g., the tissue of a vessel, and the... Agent: Medical Device Innovations Inc.

20120123510 - Method of positioning a tubular element in a blood vessel of a person: A method of positioning a tubular element inside a main blood vessel of a person. The tubular element has a main tube with one or more side openings and a transport wire extending through each side opening. A fixator being positioned in each branch vessel and the corresponding guide wire... Agent: Endovascular Development Ab

20120123511 - Prosthesis deployment system for vascular repair: A deployment system for vascular repair of a transected body vessel is provided. The system can include a prosthesis, an inner sheath, and an outer sheath. The inner sheath can be configured to selectively retain a first portion of the prosthesis in the compressed configuration, leaving a remaining portion of... Agent: Cook Critical Care Incorporated

20120123512 - Sutureless vascular anastomosis connection: Techniques for sutureless vascular anastomosis are described, including an incision seal including a base configured to partially house an outer surface of a main vessel, the base being formed using a material that is configured to be penetrated by a barb disposed on a connector the main vessel being secured... Agent:

20120123513 - Sutureless vascular anastomosis connection: Techniques for sutureless vascular anastomosis are described, including an incision seal including a base configured to partially house an outer surface of a main vessel, the base being formed using a material that is configured to be penetrated by a barb disposed on a connector the main vessel being secured... Agent:

20120123517 - Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts: A delivery system for delivering and deploying a stent graft includes a curved guidewire catheter, an apex release catheter, an apex capture device, a relatively rigid, hollow catheter, and a distal nose. The apex capture device includes a distal capture portion fixedly connected to the distal end of the guidewire... Agent: Bolton Medical, Inc.

20120123516 - Stent delivery systems and locking members for use with stent delivery systems: Stent delivery systems, locking members for preventing unwanted actuation of a actuation member on a stent delivery system, and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member. A deployment sheath may be disposed about the inner member. A stent... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120123515 - System and method for removing an implanted object in a passageway in a patient: A system for removing an implanted stent or other object from a passageway in a patient includes a housing, an expansion element that operates between an enlarged mode in which the expansion element may radially expand to a diameter larger than the object diameter and a collapsed mode in which... Agent:

20120123518 - Flow-deflecting medical device: The disclosure relates to a flow-deflecting medical device comprising a support structure and two flow-deflecting members attached to the support structure. The first flow-deflecting member is movable to a position in which it contacts and substantially seals against the second flow-deflecting member.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120123521 - Bioabsorbable stents with reinforced filaments: According to an aspect of the present invention, a stent is provided, which contains at least one filament that has a longitudinal axis and comprises a bioabsorbable polymeric material. Polymer molecules within the bioabsorbable polymeric material are provided with a helical orientation which is aligned with respect to the longitudinal... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120123520 - Blood-flow tubing: An artificial or modified natural blood flow tubing has a helical-flow inducer to induce helical flow in such a fashion as to eliminate or reduce turbulence. One inducer is a tubular stent of expansible mesh having a helical vane.... Agent: Tayside University Hospitals Nhs Trust

20120123522 - Method of treating a dilated ventricle: A method of reducing ventricular dilation comprises placing one or more cardiac bridges into vessels extending along a length of the ventricle. Each cardiac bridge preferably includes a pair of anchors and a bridge member secured therebetween. The tension in the bridge member compresses the ventricle and thereby reduces the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120123523 - Reinforcing ring: A reinforcing ring (10) for a fenestration (32) of a stent graft which can be surface treated such as by passivation and/or electropolishing. The reinforcing ring has several turns of a substantially inextensible resilient wire (12) in a circular two dimensional planar shape and terminal ends (14) at each end... Agent: Willam A. Cook Australiapty, Ltd

20120123519 - Tubular silk compositions and methods of use thereof: Described are tubular silk fibroin compositions and methods for their manufacture and use. Tubular compositions as described herein can be produced in a range of high burst strengths, can easily be made in a range of inner diameters, can be derivatized with functional moieties, and can be produced in a... Agent: Trustees Of Tufts College

20120123524 - Flexible stent with improved axial strength: A stent comprises a generally cylindrical band having a pattern of alternating first and second struts, the first struts being wider than the second struts, the first and second struts being of substantially the same length.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120123525 - Radiopaque intraluminal stents comprising cobalt-based alloys containing one or more platinum group metals, refractory metals, or combinations thereof: Embodiments are directed to radiopaque implantable structures (e.g., stents) formed of cobalt-based alloys that comprise cobalt, chromium and one or more platinum group metals, refractory metals, or combinations thereof. Platinum group metals include platinum, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, and iridium. Here, the term “refractory metals” include zirconium, niobium, rhodium, molybdenum,... Agent:

20120123527 - Hydrogel enhanced medical devices: The present disclosure generally provides a stent-graft for insertion into a body vessel that comprises hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel cuffs and an elongated cylindrical body. This stent-graft exhibits an enhanced ability to maintain its original position when placed into a patient and resist the potential of migration without causing excessive discomfort... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120123526 - Thoracic aortic stent structure: A thoracic aortic stent structure, including a main stent having at least one sub-stent which is formed as a piece on the main stent; and a membrane covering the main stent and the at least one sub-stent, and having at least one side-opening corresponding to a free end of the... Agent:

20120123529 - Prosthetic heart valve: Embodiments of a radially collapsible and expandable prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. A valve frame can have a tapered profile when mounted on a delivery shaft, with an inflow end portion having a smaller diameter than an outflow end portion. The valve can comprise generally V-shaped leaflets, reducing material within... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120123528 - Staged deployment devices and method for transcatheter heart valve delivery: A delivery device for a collapsible heart valve includes an operating handle and a catheter assembly. The operating handle includes a frame defining a movement space therein, a carriage assembly moveable in a longitudinal direction within the movement space, and a coupler having locked and unlocked conditions, the coupler being... Agent:

20120123530 - Prosthetic heart valve with dissimilar leaflets: An anatomically approximate prosthetic heart valve includes dissimilar flexible leaflets, dissimilar commissures and/or a non-circular flow orifice. The heart valve may be implanted in the mitral position and have one larger leaflet oriented along the anterior aspect so as to mimic the natural anterior leaflet. Two other smaller leaflets extend... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120123532 - Devices and methods for reducing mitral valve regurgitation: A mitral valve annulus reshaping device includes at least a portion that is formed of a biocompatible shape memory alloy SMA having a characteristic temperature, Af, that is preferably below body temperature. The device is constrained in an unstable martensite (UM) state while being introduced through a catheter that passes... Agent: Cardiac Dimensions, Inc.

20120123531 - Percutaneous transcatheter repair of heart valves: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for repairing heart valves through percutaneous transcatheter delivery and fixation of annuloplasty rings to heart valves. An annuloplasty ring includes an outer hollow member including a plurality of segments. Adjacent segments cooperate with one another to change the outer hollow member from an elongate... Agent: Micardia Corporation

20120123533 - Corneal implants and methods and systems for placement: A system comprising a hollow member is used to deliver a constrained corneal implant into a corneal pocket. The hollow member may be tapered and the system may further include an implant deformation chamber and an axial pusher to advance the implant through the hollow member.... Agent:

20120123534 - Modified monovision by extending depth of focus: Depth-of-focus (DoF) is extended in a presbyopic patient by inducing different higher order aberrations, e.g. spherical aberration, to each of the two eyes. That method will result in improving binocular through-focus visual performance and outperform traditional monovision. The aberration can be induced in any suitable way, such as by an... Agent: University Of Rochester

20120123536 - Methods and systems for breast reconstruction: Methods for optimal breast reconstruction are disclosed. The methods include steps for performing a mastectomy that preserves a breast skin envelope. A prosthesis may be inserted into the breast and may be inflated to preserve the shape of the breast skin envelope. The prosthesis may include, a base, a balloon... Agent:

20120123535 - Therapeutic breast implants: A breast implant and process to optimize the treatment of breast cancer patients that offers more effective alternatives in breast reconstruction and simultaneously administers regional therapies in order to minimize the possibility of local recurrences. The breast implant comprises an inner porous core contained by an elastic holding layer with... Agent:

20120123537 - Tissue expander with self-healing anterior side: A tissue expander includes an elastomeric shell having an anterior inside surface and a posterior inside surface with a self-healing layer abutting only a portion of the anterior inside surface. The layer is spaced apart from the posterior inside surface while facilitating folding of the shell prior to insertion into... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120123538 - Ossicular prosthesis having helical coil: An ossicular prosthesis includes a proximal end provided with an open conically helical coil for engaging a first ossicular structure, and a distal bell head, piston, or shoe for engaging a second ossicular structure. A connecting element extends therebetween the two to hold the helical coil structure which engages the... Agent:

20120123539 - Moldable cushion for implants: Custom moldable cushions for covering medical implants fastened to a bone are provided. Such cushions inhibit irritation of the surrounding soft tissue by covering the bone-implant interface and by reducing friction caused by movement of soft tissue adjacent the implant. Such cushions may also be employed to spread and absorb... Agent:

20120123541 - Adjustable suture-button constructs for ligament reconstruction: An adjustable suture-button construct for ligament reconstruction. The construct is a knotless, adjustable, flexible suture loop, a first fixation device (a free or removable slotted button) and optionally a second fixation device (a fixed, non-removable button). Suture ends of the knotless suture loop provide a variable-length graft support that can... Agent:

20120123540 - Canine ligament bone anchor and method: The canine ligament bone anchor of the invention includes a first femoral tunnel, a transverse femoral tunnel in communication with the first femoral tunnel, the first femoral tunnel and the transverse femoral tunnel forming a chamber, an end portion of a graft positioned through the first femoral tunnel and into... Agent:

20120123542 - Artificial bone constituent unit and artificial bone constituent system: Provided are an artificial bone constructing unit which is capable of being built into a free shape according to build-up design, and effectively guiding bone replacement, and an artificial bone system. Specifically disclosed are an artificial bone constructing unit and an artificial bone constructing system, wherein in principal, the artificial... Agent: The University Of Tokyo

20120123543 - Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine: Methods for correcting a deformity in the spine by forming a trans-sacral axial instrumentation/fusion axial bore through vertebral bodies in general alignment with a visualized, anterior axial instrumentation/fusion line in a minimally invasive, low trauma, manner and providing a therapy to the spine employing the axial bore. Curved or relatively... Agent: Trans1 Inc.

20120123546 - Implant apparatus for spinal fusion: An implant apparatus and a method for spinal fusion from oblique, lateral, ALIF, PLIF, and TLIF approach are disclosed. The apparatus can be configured to include an expandable implant cage and an inserter. The cage can be inserted between endplates of upper and lower vertebra using lateral, ALIF, PLIF, and... Agent: MedeviceIPHoldings, LLC.

20120123547 - Intervertebral disc strain-relief support: The invention relates to an intervertebral disk strain-relief support as an implant between spinous processes of adjacent vertebral bodies, comprising a carrier element having an opening and having first retaining wings, and a central element that has second retaining wings and that can be inserted into the opening of the... Agent:

20120123544 - Intervertebral spacer and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an intervertebral spacer capable of being installed into an intervertebral disc space. In one embodiment, the intervertebral spacer comprises a body portion. The body portion comprises a first end, a second end, a first side portion connecting the first end and the second end, and a... Agent:

20120123548 - Methods of delivering an implant to an intervertebral space: According to some embodiments, a method for promoting spinal fusion using a spinal implant comprises providing a spinal implant, wherein the spinal implant comprises an anterior wall, a posterior wall and two lateral walls configured to extend between the anterior wall and the posterior wall. In some embodiments, the spinal... Agent: Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC

20120123545 - Total disc implant: A total disc implant (TDI) is provided for total replacement of a spinal disc or discs in a human patient or other mammal, wherein the TDI is designed to maintain a substantially full range of natural motion (ROM) following implantation. The TDI generally comprises, in one preferred form, upper and... Agent: Amedica Corporation

20120123549 - Jawbone prosthesis and method of manufacture: A biological jawbone prosthesis is made according to a method that includes the steps of collecting animal material from a bovine or porcine source, the animal material being a jawbone, shaping the animal material to provide a desired shape for the jawbone implant, removing cells from the animal material, crosslinking... Agent: Grandhope Biotech Co., Ltd.

20120123550 - Implantable patella component having a thickened superior edge: An orthopaedic implant includes a patella component having a posterior bearing surface configured to articulate with the femoral condyles of a femur, and an anterior surface having a number of pegs extending outwardly therefrom. The superior edge of the patella component is thickened relative to conventional dome-shaped patella components.... Agent:

20120123551 - Femoral and tibial bases: Various embodiments are directed to femoral and tibial bases that form structures of an implantable mechanical energy absorbing system. According to one embodiment, the bases include a low-profile body having a elongate and a curved body portion. One end of the base is elevated as compared to another end. An... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20120123552 - Knee joint device and method: A medical device for implantation in a knee joint of a human patient is provided. The medical device comprises: an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface comprises: a first point, a second point, a third point, a fourth point, a fifth point, and a sixth point, all... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120123553 - Joint implant fixation system: Disclosed are embodiments of an improved joint prosthesis that can provide the option to improve initial stability without removing the implant or altering the preparation. Embodiments of improved joint implant components can comprise one or more expandable, hollow segmented posts. Methods of implant fixation are also disclosed. Disclosed methods can... Agent:

20120123554 - Proximally self-locking long bone prosthesis: A femoral stem hip implant for insertion into a surgically created aperture in a femur includes a monolithic femoral stem made of shape memory material. The stem is configured to be inserted into the aperture, has a proximal portion and a longitudinal axis. The shape memory material within the proximal... Agent: Mx Orthopedics, Corp.

20120123555 - Ceramic-ceramic articulation surface implants: A prosthesis for articulation (e.g., hip or joint prosthesis) is provided, which includes a pair of articulation components respectively defining a pair of articulation surfaces movably engageable with each other. In some embodiments, each of the articulation surfaces is formed from a biocompatible ceramic (e.g., doped silicon nitride ceramic) having... Agent: Amedica Corporation

20120123556 - Pyloric obesity valve: The pyloric obesity valve includes a tubular valve body having proximal and distal ends. The valve body has an intermediate section which is between the proximal and distal ends. The proximal end is enlarged transversely relative to the intermediate section. The valve body has an inner surface and a lumen.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120123557 - Double cross-linkage process to enhance post-implantation bioprosthetic tissue durability: Bioprosthetic tissues and methods for making same, comprising fixing bioprosthetic implant tissue by treatment with 0.1 to 10 wt. % glutaraldehyde at elevated temperature, capping said fixed tissue by treatment with a diamine crosslinking agent, and treating said capped tissue with about 0.6 wt. % glutaraldehyde.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120123558 - Prosthetic apparatus and control method: The invention provides a prosthetic apparatus (10) and method of operating the same. The prosthetic apparatus (10) includes an upper limb prosthesis (12) comprising at least one mechanically operable digit (14) and at least one sensor configured to be disposed on the user. The at least one sensor being operative... Agent:

20120123559 - Pump comprising a moving wall and use of a pump of this type: The invention relates to a pump comprising a wall, which forms an enclosed fluid volumetric space and which can be moved by a first force in a direction resulting in a decrease in volume and, after a preceding decrease in volumetric space, can be moved by a second force in... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

20120123560 - Silicone liner unit used for prosthetic limbs: A silicone liner unit used for prosthetic limbs includes a silicone liner portion, a smooth outer layer, an inner layer and an innermost layer. The silicone liner portion is made of silicone elastoomer liner and has an open end. The smooth outer layer is made of Hl a—methyl-Disilane or a... Agent:

  
05/10/2012 > 51 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120116490 - Balloon catheter, in particular for delivering drugs or stents in the region of a stenosis: a cover sheath (15) which is seated in a covering position over the contracted balloon (7) and is displaceably guided on the outer shaft (4) and which is displaceable on the outer shaft (4) in the proximal direction via its front opening (17) by the dilating balloon (7) while continuously... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120116492 - Medical device: A medical device includes yarns made of a shape memory material and polymer yarns, wherein the yarns made of said shape memory material include polymer sheathing.... Agent: Deutsche Institute F&#xfc R Textil-und Faserforschung Denkendorf Stiflung Des &#xf6 Ffentlichen Rechts

20120116491 - Occlusion crossing device and method: A stent delivery catheter for positioning a stent across a lesion of a blood vessel is disclosed. The catheter includes an inflation balloon coupled to a distal region of the elongate shaft of the catheter and a stent loaded on the inflation balloon. The catheter may also include an occlusion... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120116494 - Implantable medical endoprosthesis delivery system: Implantable medical endoprosthesis delivery systems and articles are provided.... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20120116493 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a distal-side tube, a proximal-side tube, a fixing tube, a stent containing tubular member, a stent in the stent containing tubular member, and a pulling wire for moving the stent containing tubular member to the proximal side. The distal-side tube includes a distal-side priming slit... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120116495 - Compliant venous graft: A venous graft for replacement of a section of an artery and methods of making the graft. The graft comprises a flexible, resilient, generally tubular external support and a vein segment carried within and having an ablumenal surface in contact with and supported by the tubular support, the venous graft... Agent:

20120116496 - Stent structures for use with valve replacements: The present embodiments provide a medical device for implantation in a patient comprising a stent and a valve. The stent comprises a proximal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a first outer diameter in an expanded state, and a distal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a second outer diameter... Agent:

20120116497 - Artificial valve for implantation: An artificial heart valve consists of two or more valve members (10, 20) stacked one upon the other in a housing (40) and having blood flow passages (13, 23) that can be aligned with each other in order to open the valve and allow blood flow through the valve and... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116498 - Aortic valve prostheses: The present embodiments provide a valve for implantation in a patient, for example, an aortic valve. The valve comprises a proximal region comprising a cylindrical shape, and a distal region having a generally rectangular shape comprising opposing flat surfaces that are separated by narrower flat sides. A tapered region is... Agent:

20120116499 - Marker composite and medical implant comprising an x-ray marker: A marker composite for medical implants composed of a biocorrodible metallic material and a medical implant comprising an X-ray marker which was made of the marker composite. The marker composite contains a large number of particles composed of a radio-opaque metal, which are embedded in an electrically non-conductive polymer. The... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120116500 - H-side branch stent: Provided is an H-side branch stent including a first stent having a plurality of cells and a hollow cylindrical shape, at least one bridge having one end connected to a distal end of the first stent, and a second stent having a front end connected to the other end of... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University

20120116501 - Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent: A stent is fabricated utilizing a polymer that is selected for its tendency to degrade from the surface inwardly rather than undergo bulk erosion so as to substantially reduce the risk of large particles becoming detached and being swept downstream. Such polymer is hydrophobic yet has water-labile linkages interconnecting the... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120116503 - Coated medical devices and methods: The invention relates to medical device systems that include a delivery instrument comprising a sheath having an abluminal surface and a luminal surface; a radially-expandable frame disposed at least partially within the sheath, the frame having an abluminal surface at least partially in contact with the luminal surface of the... Agent: Med Institute, LLC

20120116502 - 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.

20120116504 - Reliably retained shape memory ophthalmological implants: An implantable ophthalmological device (10) in the form of a punctal plug or canalicular implant is configured for use at or near the nasolacrimal drainage system. In a deployed state, the device (10) may include an elongated body (25), an anchor (15) operably connected to the elongated body (25), a... Agent: Endoshape, Inc.

20120116505 - System and device for correcting hyperopia, myopia and presbyopia: The present invention includes an ophthalmic device and system of mounting for correcting hyperopia, myopia and presbyopia. The present invention includes a limbus ring mountable in an encircling relation to a central optic zone of a cornea on a limbus annulus surrounding the cornea. In the limbus ring defines a... Agent:

20120116506 - Accommodating intraocular lens system including a bag: An accommodating intraocular lens kit for implantation into an eye, comprising an accommodating intraocular lens having at least one biasing element, a biocompatible bag having a size and shape to conform to an interior surface of a capsular bag, and an apparatus for transferring accommodative force of the eye from... Agent:

20120116507 - Retinal prosthesis: The present invention relates to retinal prostheses, and in particular to the transfer of electrical power and data from outside of the human body to such a prosthesis. The retinal prosthesis comprises: A retinal electrode array implanted in the eye to stimulate the retina. A receiving coil implanted sub-sclerally to... Agent:

20120116508 - Breast implant system: A breast implant system comprises at least one first element (1) and at least one second element (2) for implantation in the patient's body so as to form part of a breast implant (10). The first element is displaceable relative to the second element, when implanted in the patient's breast,... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116509 - Breast implant system: A breast implant system comprises at least one casing (3, 4) with a flexible outer shape for implantation in a patient's body so as to form part of a breast implant (10) and further comprises at least one first element (1) contained in the casing and optionally at least one... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116510 - Methods of use of cartilage implants: Methods of using cartilage implant devices are provided. The methods include locating articular cartilage having a leasion, and utilizing an implant having dimensions compatible with the lesion. The method further includes forming a cavity in the articular cartilage, subchondral bone, and cancellous bond, and engaging the implant with the cavity... Agent: Moirai Orthopedics, LLC

20120116511 - Porous and nonporous materials for tissue grafting and repair: Implants having improved mechanical properties and/or degradation profiles, kits including such implants, and methods of producing and using the same.... Agent:

20120116513 - Anatomic total disc replacement: An artificial spinal disc prosthesis that can be implanted to replace a damaged natural spinal disc. A nucleus of compressible elastomeric material is surrounded by a winding of a slender strand of flexible tension-bearing material oriented at a pitch angle relative to a central axis. The orientation of the winding... Agent:

20120116516 - Artificial disc prosthesis for replacing a damaged nucleus: A multi-piece disc replacement implant for replacing a disc removed by a discectomy including an upper plate member, a lower plate member, and an intermediate resilient member providing movement between the two plate members replicating the natural movement of the spine. The plate members are rigid and have orthogonal sidewalls... Agent:

20120116515 - Demineralized cortical bone implants: Implants comprising a plurality of separate cortical bone units, which have been at least partially demineralized and are osteoinductive, are described herein. The implants can be used in methods for treating bone. Also, disclosed are methods for treating spinal conditions using these implants. The spinal conditions include but are not... Agent:

20120116517 - Device for establishing an anatomical reference point of an intervertebral disc: The disclosure relates to a device for establishing an anatomical reference point of an intervertebral disc for the attachment of at least one instrument Intended for the implantation, through a posterior or posterolateral approach, of a disc prosthesis or osteosynthesis cage as a replacement for the intervertebral disc. The device... Agent: Spinevision Sa

20120116512 - Intervertebral disk prosthesis notably for cervical vertebrae: A prosthesis comprises having two portions independent of each other, a first portion and a second portion, at least one of which includes an articular surface, said first portion and said second portion each comprising a circular seat delimited by an arched wall. An element of the prosthesis is an... Agent: Medicrea International

20120116520 - Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus: The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least partially in the subannular space. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed, which help to secure the treatment device in... Agent: Anulex Technologies, Inc.

20120116518 - Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for vertebral body replacement: A selectively expanding spine cage has a minimized diameter in its unexpanded state that is smaller than the diameter of the neuroforamen through which it passes in the distracted spine. The cage conformably engages between the endplates of vertebrae to effectively distract the anterior disc space, stabilize the motion segments,... Agent: Coalign Innovations, Inc.

20120116514 - Semi-biological intervertebral disc replacement system: Disclosed is a system and method for a partially biological disc replacement that stimulates natural fibrous, cartilaginous or other tissue growth in the DDD cavity, resulting in a partial biological disc replacement. Multiplicities of fibronous pieces of fibro-cartilaginous tissue promoting material are inserted into the DDD cavity inducing tissue growth.... Agent:

20120116519 - Surgical extractor and method of removing intervertebral disc prosthesis: A method of removing an intervertebral disc prosthesis from an intervertebral disc space includes the steps of: a) providing a surgical extractor with two legs; b) individually inserting the legs, while the legs are completely detached from each other, into the intervertebral disc space; c) rotating the legs so that... Agent:

20120116522 - Adjustable absorber designs for implantable device: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20120116523 - Joint device and method: A mould adapted to be introduced into a joint of a human patient for resurfacing at least one carrying contacting surface of said joint is provided. The mould is adapted to receive material for resurfacing at least one carrying contacting surface of said joint. The mould is further adapted to... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116521 - Modular long bone prosthesis: A prosthesis for partial replacement of a long bone in humans or animals, the prosthesis including: a proximal or distal end component forming one component of a prosthetic joint; a shaft on or assembled with the distal or proximal end component in use; a stem for engagement in a resected... Agent: Stanmore Implants Worldwide Limited

20120116524 - Early intervention knee implant device and methods: A replacement knee implant has a femoral implant and a tibial implant, each of which are inset in a bone surface. The tibial implant is generally elongated with one end rounded and an opposite end conforming to the shape of the tibia, and is made of a metal alloy or... Agent: New York University

20120116525 - Femoral trochlea prostheses: Various embodiments of femoral trochlea prostheses useable in a knee joint. The knee joint includes a patella and a distal femur with a femoral trochlea, or patello-femoral groove. In one embodiment, a femoral trochlea prosthesis includes a nonarticulating surface including contoured surfaces and/or planar surfaces. The present disclosure also provides... Agent: Zimmer Technology, Inc.

20120116526 - Hip joint method: The present invention relates to a method of treating a hip joint of a human patient by providing at least one hip joint surface, said hip joint comprising a caput femur and an acetabulum, said method comprising the steps of: cutting the skin of said human patient, dissecting an area... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116527 - Surgical prostheses: A prosthesis arranged to be coupled to a bone. The prosthesis comprises a substrate (2) having a surface (6). The surface (6) of the substrate (2) has a first area and a second area, the first area being treated such that osteointegration is promoted more than in the second area.... Agent: Depul International Limited

20120116529 - Hip joint device: A medical device for fixation in a femoral bone of a patient is provided, the medical device comprises: a connecting portion adapted to be connected to a prosthetic hip joint contacting portion, an expanding portion, and a bone contacting surface on the expanding portion. The expanding portion could be adapted... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116530 - Hip joint device and method: A medical device for treating hip joint osteoarthritis by providing a joint surface is provided. The medical device comprises at least two artificial hip joint surface parts, wherein said at least two artificial hip joint surface parts are adapted to be connected to each other to form an artificial hip... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116531 - Hip joint device and method: A medical device for treating hip joint osteoarthritis in a human patient by providing at least one artificial hip joint surface is provided. The medical device is adapted to be inserted through a hole in said pelvic bone from the opposite side from said acetabulum, to be in contact with... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116532 - Hip joint device and method: A medical device for treating hip joint osteoarthritis in a human patient by providing at least one artificial hip joint surface is provided. The hip joint having a ball shaped caput femur as the proximal part of the femoral bone with a convex hip joint surface towards the centre of... Agent: Milux Holdings Sa

20120116533 - Hip joint device and method: A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient, the natural hip joint having a ball shaped caput femur integrated with a collum femur having a collum and caput center axis, extending longitudinal along the collum and caput femur, in the center thereof, as the proximal part... Agent: Miluxholding Sa

20120116534 - Hip joint device, system and method: An implantable medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a human patient is provided. The medical device comprises: at least one artificial hip joint surface adapted to replace at least the surface of at least one of the caput femur and acetabulum. At least one artificial hip joint... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120116535 - Telescopic prosthesis: A modular prosthesis according to embodiments of the present invention includes a diaphyseal element adapted for implantation into a bone, a metaphyseal element with a mount adapted to receive a prosthetic articulating surface, a fluid reception chamber formed between the diaphyseal element and the metaphyseal element, the fluid reception chamber... Agent:

20120116536 - Implantable digestive tract organ: An implantable digestive organ is provided for the transport of materials through the digestive tract and in one particular application to an artificial large bowel for replacing all or part of a colon. The prosthetic organ of one embodiment includes an outer support structure, an expandable member or members located... Agent:

20120116528 - Temporary protective gastrointestinal device: Disclosed is an intraluminal gastrointestinal (GI) device that is placed at the time of surgery to protect a freshly constructed GI anastomosis, GI staple-line, or the like. For the esophagus and stomach, the device covers the esophagus, stomach, and anastomosis/staple-line. For the pancreas or biliary duct, the device covers the... Agent:

20120116537 - Outer ear musculature detection means: The invention relates to an auxiliary device for a living being having a) a means for detecting outer ear musculature (3) detecting an activation of at least a part of the outer ear musculature (21 to 28) of a living being, and b) a control device (4) connected to the... Agent:

20120116539 - Custom-fitted prosthetic socket devices and methods for producing same: Methods of producing a custom-fitted prosthetic socket device for a residual limb include covering the distal end thereof with a liner, positioning the covered end within a socket cup to maintain a spaced relationship between the exterior of the liner and the interior of the socket cup, introducing an expandable,... Agent:

20120116538 - Process to enhance fittings including novel flexure imparted and customizable liners and suspension sleeves: An improved liner or suspension sleeve having an upper zone aligned above an articulating joint of a body; a lower zone aligned below said articulating joint; and a medial zone of flexure comprising ridges aligned with an posterior portion of said articulating joint; whereby the region corresponding to an articulating... Agent:

20120116540 - Prosthetic foot and method of making: A prosthetic foot is made by machining or molding a prosthetic foot profile to have a plurality of slots in and along the length of the forefoot region of the foot shape to achieve the appropriate roll-over shape during walking, and slotting the heel region of the machined foot shape... Agent: Northwestern University

  
05/03/2012 > 63 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120109277 - Apparatus and method for penetrating and enlarging adjacent tissue layers: A catheter for penetrating and dilating a passage from a first body lumen to a second body lumen comprises a catheter body, a tapered dilating tip at a distal end of the catheter body, a reciprocatable needle carried in a central passage of the catheter body, a deployable anchor carried... Agent:

20120109279 - Apparatus and method of placement of a graft or graft system: A fenestrated graft deployment system, with a delivery catheter having a catheter body, An endoluminal prosthesis having a main graft body, the main graft body having a lumen therethrough and a first opening laterally through a wall of the main graft body. A first guidewire prepositioned within the delivery catheter... Agent: Endologix, Inc.

20120109276 - Catheter, system for applying an intraluminal endoprosthesis and method for producing same: The present invention relates to a catheter comprising a balloon (10, 30) and at least one pharmaceutically active substance. To enable more accurate dosing of the pharmaceutically active substance, the pharmaceutically active substance is disposed in a reservoir (15, 35) inside the balloon (10, 30) or on the balloon (10,... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120109278 - Neurotoxic agents and medical devices therefor: Devices and methods to treat atrial fibrillation via inhibition of nerves which innervate the pulmonary vein are provided.... Agent:

20120109275 - Stent with radially asymmetric force distribution: An expandable stent comprising a tubular main body with a lumen along a longitudinal axis, characterized in that the main body has at least one radially asymmetrically expandable portion, wherein the radially asymmetrically expandable portion has an expandability which is increased in comparison to the average expandability in the rest... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120109280 - Torsion constrained stent delivery system: A stent delivery system and a method are provided. The stent delivery system includes an inner and outer elongate shaft. The outer shaft is coaxially positioned over at least a portion of the inner shaft and the inner shaft is rotatably positionable relative to the outer shaft about a longitudinal... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120109282 - Energized stents and methods of using the same: The present disclosure relates to surgical systems including energized/energizable stents, and methods of using the same in the prevention of restenosis. A surgical system for treating a stenosis and/or a restenosis site s provided. The surgical system includes an electrosurgical generator; an energy transmitting conduit connectable to the electrosurgical generator;... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120109281 - Sheaths used in polymer scaffold delivery systems: A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold. The sheath is removed before the medical device is implanted within the body.... Agent:

20120109283 - Stent having adjacent elements connected by flexible webs: A stent incorporating flexible, preferably polymeric, connecting elements into the stent wherein these elements connect adjacent, spaced-apart stent elements. Preferably the spaced-apart adjacent stent elements are the result of forming the stent from a helically wound serpentine wire having space provided between adjacent windings. Other stent forms such as multiple,... Agent:

20120109284 - Bare metal stent with drug eluting reservoirs having improved drug retention: Implantable medical devices may be utilized to locally delivery one or more drugs or therapeutic agents to treat a wide variety of conditions, including the treatment of the biological organism's reaction to the introduction of the implantable medical device. These therapeutic agents may be released under controlled and directional conditions... Agent:

20120109286 - Antimicrobial coatings: The present invention relates to methods for forming antimicrobial coatings, and to compounds suitable for forming the antimicrobial coatings, and to substrates coated with the antimicrobial coatings. The coatings are formed by vapour phase plasma polymerisation of metal ion complexes each having at least one polymerisable ligand, which includes a... Agent:

20120109285 - Method for mass transer of micro-patterns onto medical devices: This invention is directed to a new method of mass-transfer/fabrication of micro-sized features/structures onto the inner diameter (ID) surface of a stent. This new approach is provided by technique of through mask electrical micro-machining. One embodiment discloses an application of electrical micro-machining to the ID of a stent using a... Agent: Palmaz Scientific, Inc.

20120109287 - Method of electroplating a conversion electron emitting source on implant: Methods for preparing an implant coated with a conversion electron emitting source (CEES) are disclosed. The typical method includes cleaning the surface of the implant; placing the implant in an activating solution comprising hydrochloric acid to activate the surface; reducing the surface by H2 evolution in H2SO4 solution; and placing... Agent:

20120109288 - Reconfiguring heart features: Among other things, a heart tissue support has gripping elements, each element having a free end that is sharp enough to penetrate heart tissue when pushed against the tissue, and a feature to resist withdrawal from the tissue after the sharp free end has penetrated the tissue. Among other things,... Agent: Millipede LLC, A Michigan Corporation

20120109289 - Reconfiguring heart features: Among other things, a heart tissue support has gripping elements, each element having a free end that is sharp enough to penetrate heart tissue when pushed against the tissue, and a feature to resist withdrawal from the tissue after the sharp free end has penetrated the tissue. Among other things,... Agent: Millipede LLC, A Michigan Corporation,

20120109290 - Prosthesis for repairing heart valves: The present invention relates to a prosthesis and a method for extending the valve leaflets (2a, 2b, 2c) of a heart valve (2) using the prosthesis (1). The prosthesis (1) comprises at least two strip elements (3-5), each of which has two opposed ends (3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b)... Agent:

20120109291 - Artificial valve prosthesis with a free leaflet portion: One embodiment of the present invention provides an implantable valve prosthesis. The valve prosthesis includes a frame defining a lumen extending between a proximal frame end and a distal frame end along a longitudinal axis, and a first valve leaflet positioned within the lumen and having a distal edge attached... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120109292 - Infra-orbital implant: An infra-orbital implant is provided for surgically altering the appearance of an infra-orbital region of an associated human eye. The implant includes a body made from a biocompatible material adapted for use with human tissue. The body includes an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The anterior surface of the... Agent: Epitera Solutions, Inc.

20120109293 - Biological artificial cornea and method of making: An artificial cornea for implantation into a human body is made by a method that includes the steps of providing a natural animal cornea that has a substrate, crosslinking and fixing the substrate, minimizing the antigens from the substrate, and coupling an active layer to the substrate.... Agent: Grandhope Biotech Co., Ltd.

20120109294 - Vision correction system: A vision correction system comprising an intraocular lens having a lens body and one or more haptics is provided. The lens body may be configured to be positioned posteriorly to an iris of an eye and may have a convex anterior surface, a concave posterior surface, and a circumferential edge... Agent:

20120109296 - Flexible artificial retina devices: An implant apparatus comprising a plurality of photo sensors, a plurality of micro electrodes and circuitry coupled to the photo sensors and the micro electrodes are described. The photo sensors may receive incoming light. The circuit may drive the micro electrodes to stimulate neuron cells for enabling perception of a... Agent: National Tsing-hua University

20120109295 - Methods and apparatuses for configuring artificial retina devices: Methods and apparatuses for configuring an implantable device to interface with retina cells are described. The device may comprise an array of pixel units capable of stimulating the retina cells are described. The pixel units may operate in a mode of operation selected from a plurality of modes including a... Agent: National Tsing-hua University

20120109298 - Nasal implant introduced through a non-surgical injection technique: A method for non-surgically treating an internal nasal valve of a patient comprising, injecting a working device into the internal nasal valve of the patient, wherein the injected working device in the nasal tissue causes an alteration of an internal or external nasal valve. A device introduced by injection into... Agent: Nasoform, Inc.

20120109297 - Universal implant: A universal implant for an implantable medical device, the universal implant including a plurality of functional components, having a plurality of hardware components disposed in a housing, and an auxiliary component interface disposed in a surface of the housing and configured to electrically connect any one of a plurality of... Agent:

20120109299 - System and method for ligament reconstruction: Systems and methods for ligament reconstruction provides an implant configured to position ligaments in the anatomic positions to thereby to restore the native anatomy and function of the reconstructed area. The implant includes a sheath, a first ledge, a second ledge, a first anchor and a second anchor. The sheath... Agent:

20120109300 - Skin substitute membrane, mold, and method of evaluating external preparation for skin: A skin substitute membrane includes a surface on one side including a groove-shaped depressed portion and a planar portion, the depressed portion having a cross section having a chamfered V-letter shape, the surface having an arithmetic mean roughness Sa of more than or equal to 10 μm to less than... Agent: Shiseido Company, Ltd.

20120109301 - Modified polymeric materials and methods of modifying polymeric materials: Methods of forming polymeric articles using plasma treated polymer resins, and orthopedic implants comprising a polymeric article wherein the polymeric article has reactive groups bonded to polymer molecules in an interior region of the polymeric article.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120109302 - Medical implant and method for photodynamic therpy: An implant and method for insertion between adjacent vertebral members. The implant comprises 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. The end cap comprises a locking apertures... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic

20120109303 - Implant assemblies, devices and methods for providing stabilization between first and second vertebrae: Systems, methods and devices for providing stabilization between first and second vertebrae are provided. More particularly, in one form an implant assembly includes first and second end members configured to engage with the first and second vertebrae, respectively, and a support body configured to extend between and engage with the... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120109304 - Medical implant and method for photodynamic therapy: Embodiments of the invention include a medical implant for delivering photodynamic therapy. A device that includes a vertebral interbody device, alone or in combination with other complimentary elements, may be configured to deliver one or more therapeutic substances in combination with light emissions to provide photodynamic therapy.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120109305 - Intervertebral cage having flexibility: An intervertebral cage having flexibility is provided wherein a housing itself has a plate spring form having proper elasticity. The housing can have a shape memory characteristic to obtain a modulus of elasticity suitable for differing spinal loads according to each patient, thereby absorbing a shock applied to a spine.... Agent:

20120109317 - Device for distracting body tissue: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.

20120109319 - Interbody cage: The invention relates to an interbody cage, including a cage body (1) comprising a first and second vertebral bearing element (2a, 2b) each provided with a surface (3a, 3b) capable of bearing against upper and lower vertebrae (4a, 4b), respectively, wherein the first and second vertebral bearing elements (2a, 2b)... Agent:

20120109308 - Intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant includes a three-dimensional body and a securing plate. The three-dimensional body includes a front surface and a rear surface. The three-dimensional body further includes a plurality of boreholes for accommodating fixation elements. The intervertebral implant also includes a front plate disposed at the front surface of the... Agent:

20120109309 - Intervertebral implant: The intervertebral three-dimensional structure comprises a top side, an underside, a front face, a rear face, and a plurality of boreholes designed to receive affixation elements.... Agent:

20120109310 - Intervertebral implant: The intervertebral three-dimensional structure comprises a top side, an underside, a front face, a rear face, and a plurality of boreholes designed to receive affixation elements.... Agent:

20120109311 - Intervertebral implant: The intervertebral three-dimensional structure comprises a top side, an underside, a front face, a rear face, and a plurality of boreholes designed to receive affixation elements.... Agent:

20120109312 - Intervertebral implant: The intervertebral three-dimensional structure comprises a top side, an underside, a front face, a rear face, and a plurality of boreholes designed to receive affixation elements.... Agent:

20120109313 - Intervertebral implant: The intervertebral three-dimensional structure comprises a top side, an underside, a front face, a rear face, and a plurality of boreholes designed to receive affixation elements.... Agent:

20120109316 - Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same: An intervertebral implant, alone and in combination with an insertion tool for inserting same and a method for inserting same. The implant has upper and lower parts which have universal movement relative to each other. Each of the upper and lower parts also has a surface engaging an adjacent vertebrae.... Agent:

20120109314 - Method of using an anti-growth matrix as a barrier for cell attachment and osteo-inductive factors: The present invention generally relates to a method of using a matrix as a barrier for unwanted cell attachment and bone formation in unwanted areas of the human body during implant procedures. More specifically, a growth-inhibiting matrix may be used to prevent migration of osteo-inductive agents or bone tissue from... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120109318 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs: Prosthetic intervertebral discs, systems including such prosthetic intervertebral discs, and methods for using the same are described. The subject prosthetic discs include upper and lower endplates separated by a compressible core member. The subject prosthetic discs exhibit stiffness in the vertical direction, torsional stiffness, bending stiffness in the sagittal plane,... Agent:

20120109306 - Spinal implant: A spinal implant configured for implantation in an intervertebral disc space is disclosed. The implant comprises a section for engaging a vertebral body. The section comprises a bone-engaging surface configured to engage at least a portion of a vertical surface and/or an endplate surface of the vertebral body. The section... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120109315 - Total disc replacement device: An intervertebral implant for implantation between an upper vertebra and a lower vertebra having a central axis. The implant may have a first member with a top surface for contacting at least a portion of the upper vertebra and a bottom surface as well as a second member with a... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20120109307 - Vertebral implant end cap: An implant and method for insertion between adjacent vertebral members. The implant comprises 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. The end cap comprises locking apertures and... Agent: Wasaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120109320 - Set of glenoid components for a shoulder prosthesis: This set (J) comprises glenoid components (S1, S2, M1, M2, L1, L2) that each include a body (S1.1, S2.1, M1.1, M2.1, L1.1, L2.1) defining, on two of its opposite faces, respectively, a joint surface (S1.2, S2.2, M1.2, M2.2, L1.2, L2.2), intended to cooperate with a humeral head, and a bearing... Agent:

20120109321 - Modular humeral head resurfacing system: A set of surgical components for use in a joint arthroplasty to reconstruct a head of a joint is provided. The set of surgical components can include a head member having a first articulating surface opposite a first fixation surface. The first fixation surface can define a first portion that... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120109322 - System and method for fracture replacement of comminuted bone fractures or portions thereof adjacent bone joints: The system and method serves in facilitating replacement of comminuted bone fractures or portions thereof adjacent bone joints. The system and method employs a prosthesis to replace at least a portion of the comminuted bone fractures. The prosthesis serves in reproducing the articular surface of the portion or portions of... Agent:

20120109323 - Modular prosthesis and use thereof for replacing a radial head: A tool provides for coupling a first prosthetic to a second prosthetic. The tool can include a first arm having a first concave bearing surface configured to apply a force in a first direction. The tool can also include a second arm having a hook shaped member. The hook shaped... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120109324 - Low stress all poly tibial component: A tibial component for use in conjunction with a knee replacement surgery. An inferior surface of the tibial component may be concave to thereby improve bonding between the tibial component and a tibia. The tibial component may produce low stress in the cement mantle during in-vivo loading. A stem extending... Agent:

20120109325 - Tibial component of a knee prosthesis having an angled cement pocket: An implantable orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a component that is configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared bone. A fixation side of the component includes a fixation surface that has an angled cement pocket formed therein.... Agent:

20120109326 - Prosthetic device with multi-axis dual bearing assembly and methods for resection: An orthopedic prosthesis, system and method has a dual bearing component that, along with first and second bone anchoring components, provides multi-axial movement separately with respect to both the first and second bone anchoring components. An ankle prosthesis, system and method may thus be fashioned utilizing these principles that includes... Agent:

20120109328 - Acetabular labrum implant: A labrum implant can include a body portion and an attachment member. The body portion can be formed of a biocompatible flexible polymer and can include a base, an opposed upper end opposite the base, an interior femoral head engaging side, and an opposed exterior side. The interior side can... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120109329 - Hip joint device, system and method: A medical device, system, and method for treating hip joint osteoarthritis by providing a hip joint surface is provided. The hip joint comprising an acetabulum, being a part of the pelvic bone, comprising an acetabulum surface, and a caput femur, being a part of the femoral bone, comprising a caput... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120109330 - Hip joint device and method: A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is provided. The medical device comprises a first and second piece and a releasing member adapted to, in a first state hold the first piece attached to the second piece, and in a second state release the first... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120109331 - Acetabular cartilage implant: Disclosed is a system for replacing a portion of cartilage in an acetabulum. A prosthesis can be positioned within an acetabulum to form a portion of the articulation surface within the acetabulum and to articulate with a femoral bone. For example, an acetabular prosthesis can be implanted to articulate with... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120109327 - Hip joint device: A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is provided. The hip joint has a caput femur integrated with a collum femur having a collum and caput center axis, extending longitudinal along the collum and caput femur,in the center thereof. The medical device comprises an elongated... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120109333 - medical device and a method for treating a hip joint: A medical device for treating hip joint osteoarthritis by providing at least one hip joint surface for a human patient is provided, wherein said medical device has a largest diameter or a largest cross-sectional distance, and an opening, and wherein said largest diameter or cross sectional distance is adapted to... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120109334 - Hip joint device: A locking member for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is provided. The hip joint has a caput femur integrated with a collum femur having a center axis extending longitudinal along the collum and caput femur in the center thereof. The locking member is adapted to assist in... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120109332 - Medical device for releasing in a hollow organ and insertion system for medical devices: A medical device for releasing in a hollow organ having a hollow cylindrical body that can be transferred in a compressed state having a reduced diameter and in an expanded state having an enlarged diameter. The body having a stop means at the proximal and/or distal axial end thereof having... Agent: Acandis Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120109335 - Method and apparatus for restoring articular cartilage: The present invention comprises the provision and use of new and improved arthroscopic instrumentation for (i) harvesting a tissue biopsy from a non-critical section of a joint, and (ii) sizing and seating an autologous graft at an implant site.... Agent:

20120109336 - Prosthetic liner with proximal seal: A prosthesis suspension assembly comprising: a prosthetic socket having an open proximal end and a closed distal end and an interior surface complementally configured to a residual limb of an amputee, an interface or liner for receiving the residual limb and fittingly received in the socket, a distal outer surface... Agent:

20120109337 - Finger element: The invention relates to a finger element, comprising a carrier component (1), a first finger member (5) having a first articulated connection (2) to the carrier component, a second finger member (6) having a second articulated connection (7) to the first finger member, an actuator for the first articulated connection... Agent:

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