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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor June invention type 06/12Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/28/2012 > 44 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.
20120165915 - Emergency vascular repair prosthesis deployment system: A deployment device for repair of a transected body vessel is described herein. Device can have a handle and one or more shafts coupled thereto. A prosthesis being retained by a sheath can be coupled to the delivery device. The sheath can have end portions coupled to one or more... Agent: Cook Incorporated (d/b/a Cook Critical Care Incorporated)
20120165916 - Stent deployment system with integrated digital camera and dilation balloon: The deployment device includes at least one sheath, a dilation balloon, a transparent tip extending between the at least one sheath and the dilation balloon, a prosthesis, an inner tubular member and a camera to allow visualization of the stricture and prosthesis prior, during, and after deployment without the use... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120165917 - Stent graft: Some embodiments are directed to a stent graft comprising a first stent graft having a first and a second stent and a first and a second inner graft supported by the first stent, and an outer graft. The second inner graft can be spaced apart from the first inner graft... Agent: Endologix, Inc.
20120165919 - Methods and devices for treatment of vascular defects: Devices and methods for treatment of a patient's vasculature with some embodiments configured for delivery with a microcatheter for treatment of the cerebral vasculature of a patient. Some embodiments include thin permeable membranes configured to occlude blood flow therethrough.... Agent: Sequent Medical Inc.
20120165918 - Woven prosthesis and method for manufacturing the same: A woven prosthesis, such as a woven vascular graft, woven from warp and weft yarns. Velour warp yarns forming the prosthesis are selectively incorporated into a base layer of the prosthesis so as to provide a bulbous section without compromising the porosity of the prosthesis.... Agent: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC
20120165921 - Flexible stent with torque-absorbing connectors: The present invention concerns a stent with a highly flexible structure that is configured to provide an elevated degree of vessel scaffolding and to absorb torque applied on the stent. In one embodiment, the stent of the present invention includes an essentially tubular body formed by a web structure that... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited
20120165920 - Stent: An expandable medical framework for implantation in a mammalian body comprises a plurality of serpentine bands and connector columns. Each serpentine band comprises alternating straight band struts and turns. Each connector column comprises a plurality of connector struts and connects adjacent serpentine bands. The turns of a serpentine band comprise... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120165922 - Method of modifying a coating on a medical device: Method of modifying the coating of a surface of a medical device by applying a coating to the surface of the medical device, exposing the medical device to an environmental condition that alters the coating morphology, and drying the coating on the medical device. The disclosed subject matter also provides... Agent:
20120165923 - Stent: A stent able to minimize occurrences of strain and stress concentration in a drug coat layer upon expansive deformation of the stent in a radial direction to avoid the possibility of the drug separating from the stent, includes a stent body and a drug coating layer coated on the outside... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120165925 - Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue: An arrangement includes a first sleeve; a fixing device for fixing to vascular wall tissue; and a second sleeve. The fixing device includes a tubular element for accommodation within a passage surrounded by vascular wall tissue and is provided with fingers arranged distributed in the peripheral direction of the tubular... Agent: Daidalos Solutions B.v.
20120165924 - Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency: A device for treatment of mitral annulus dilation is disclosed, wherein the device comprises two states. In a first of these states the device is insertable into the coronary sinus and has a shape of the coronary sinus. When positioned in the coronary sinus, the device is transferable to the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Ag
20120165926 - Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics: 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. The preferred delivery device... Agent:
20120165927 - Valve with delayed leaflet deployment: A valve for use in a body lumen, where the valve includes a valve leaflet with delayed leaflet deployment relative an in vivo implant time. The valve includes a valve frame, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame. The valve leaflet includes a commissure that can reversibly seal for... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120165928 - Devices for reducing left atrial pressure, and methods of making and using same: A device for regulating blood pressure between a patient's left atrium and right atrium comprises an hourglass-shaped stent comprising a neck region and first and second flared end regions, the neck region disposed between the first and second end regions and configured to engage the fossa ovalis of the patient's... Agent:
20120165929 - Heart valve prosthesis: A heart valve prosthesis comprising: a support structure comprising a framework deformable between an expanded state and a compressed state and vice versa; and a flow-control structure, supported by the support structure, for permitting blood flow in a first direction, and for restricting blood flow in a direction opposite to... Agent: Ulc Business PLC
20120165930 - System for mitral valve repair and replacement: Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient and deployed upon or along the mitral valve to stabilize the valve leaflets. The interventional device may also facilitate the placement or anchoring of a... Agent: The Foundy, LLC
20120165931 - Method of implanting a blood pump system: A method of implanting a blood pump system in a patient requiring treatment includes creating an opening in an epicardium of a heart to access an interior chamber of the heart and implanting a blood pump such that an inlet port of a pump housing is in fluid communication with... Agent: Thoratec Corporation
20120165932 - Refractive-diffractive lens: A multifocal lens device is disclosed. The device comprises a lens body being formed with a plurality of concentric annular zones separated by slanted steps. The concentric zones effect both diffraction and refraction of incident light, while the steps are substantially devoid of any diffractive or refractive power.... Agent: Polymer Technologies International (eou)
20120165933 - Uveoscleral drug delivery implant and methods for implanting the same: Devices and methods for treating intraocular pressure are disclosed. The devices include drug delivery implants for treating ocular tissue. Optionally, the devices also include shunts for draining aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the uveoscleral outflow pathway, including the supraciliary space and the suprachoroidal space. The drug delivery implants... Agent: Dose Medical Corporation
20120165934 - Collapsible, form-stable, fillable breast prosthesis: Provided is a flexible, collapsible, implantable breast prosthesis which is form stable such that it can be inserted through a relatively small incision and then will regain its configuration and maintain its shape within the breast. The prosthesis may include an anterior portion including a closed-cell silicone foam.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120165935 - Compositions and methods for tissue filling and regeneration: Injectable compositions are provided which include both a living cellular component and a filler component conducive to cell growth. The compositions are capable of providing both immediate tissue filling and long term tissue regeneration.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120165936 - Dilator for inserting a voice prosthesis: A dilator may include a substantially conical body having a tip portion at a proximal end and a base portion at a distal end thereof. A wire lock portion may be configured to lock a guide wire to the dilator. A voice prosthesis holding portion may be connected to the... Agent:
20120165937 - Fabric with barbs coated with a water-soluble material: The present invention relates to a prosthetic fabric comprising an arrangement of yarns defining at least two faces for said fabric, said fabric comprising, on at least one of its faces, one or more barbs that protrude outwards relative to said face, characterized in that said barbs are covered with... Agent: Sofradim Production
20120165938 - Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features: A method of coupling a first portion of an anatomy to a second portion of the anatomy includes coupling first and second bones of the anatomy with a bone-tendon-bone implant. The bone-tendon-bone implant has a first bone end, a second bone end and a replacement tendon between the first and... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20120165939 - Nonwoven tissue scaffold: A biocompatible meniscal repair device is disclosed. The tissue repair device includes a scaffold adapted to be placed in contact with a defect in a meniscus, the scaffold comprising a high-density, dry laid nonwoven polymeric material and a biocompatible foam. The scaffold provides increased suture pull-out strength.... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20120165940 - Cement-directing orthopedic implants: A cement-directing structure for use in cement-injection bone therapy includes a collapsible, self-restoring braided structure with regions of differential permeability to the bone cement. The regions of differential permeability may be provided by areas where the braided mesh density is greater or lesser than surrounding areas and/or by means of... Agent:
20120165941 - Systems and methods for treating conditions and diseases of the spine: Systems and methods for treating conditions and diseases of the spine are disclosed herein. A device includes a balloon catheter comprising at least one inner lumen incorporated within an elongated shaft; a distal end having an inner balloon positioned inside and completely surrounded by an outer balloon; and a proximal... Agent: Illuminoss Medical, Inc.
20120165947 - Disc repair system: A repair system including a closure prosthesis and deployment device, and associated methods for repairing any imperfection including a flaw, hole, tear, bulge, or, in some cases, a deliberate cut or incision in any tissue including an intervertebral disc. The prosthesis has first and second side portions with a connecting... Agent: Jmea Corporation
20120165948 - Intervertebral disc prosthesis manufacturing method: A method of manufacturing an intervertebral disc prosthesis for insertion into an intervertebral disc compartment between two vertebra includes: a) biometrically determining the shape of a first dome formed within an apophyseal ring of the first vertebra; and b) providing a first constituent element which is provided on one side... Agent: Spontech Spine Intelligence Group Ag
20120165945 - Intervertebral spacer: Disclosed is an assembly and method for implant installation between adjacent vertebral bodies of a patient. The implant has a support body and a rotatable insert therein and the support body is curved for installation between adjacent vertebral bodies transforaminally. An installation instrument is also disclosed for removable attachment to... Agent:
20120165946 - Intradiscal motion limiting member and method of installation thereof: In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides a resilient support member capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc to provide support to an intervertebral disc that has a compromised annulus fibrosis. In one embodiment, the intradiscal member includes an upper support surface, a lower support surface, and an... Agent:
20120165943 - Set comprising an intervertebral implant for immobilising a vertebra with respect to another and an instrument for installing this implant: This set comprises an intervertebral implant (2) for immobilising a vertebra (100) with respect to another and an instrument (3) for installing this implant; the implant (2) comprises a longitudinal end designed to be connected to the instrument (3), and the instrument (3) comprises a rod (26) having a free... Agent:
20120165944 - Spinal implant and method of use: A spinal implant having a series of sections or units hinged together and a balloon connected to at least some of the sections, the balloon having a curved configuration. The implant has a first delivery configuration and a second curved placement configuration, wherein it has a more linear configuration in... Agent:
20120165942 - Universal laminoplasty implant: The present invention relates various embodiments of a laminoplasty implant comprising a telescopic spacer configured to attach to the vertebra and adjust the space between two cut portions of a vertebra.... Agent: Rohit
20120165949 - Orthopedic implant and method of making same: An orthopedic implant and method for forming same includes providing a forging die having a punch and a split die. The split die is movable between an opened state, where first and second die portions are spaced apart to allow for removal of a formed orthopedic implant element from within... Agent: Orchid Orthopedics Solutions
20120165952 - Socket and prosthesis for joint replacement: A joint replacement prosthesis and procedure reduce the number of steps to complete a joint replacement. The joint replacement prosthesis comprises a ball and socket unit that fixes the ball in the socket prior to surgery. The unit is coupled to a bone structure in the patient and is coupled... Agent:
20120165951 - Hip joint device and method: A hip joint prosthesis adapted to be implanted in a hip joint of a human patient is provided. The hip joint prosthesis comprises a first area and a second area, and wherein said first area comprises a first material adapted to be elastic and said second area comprises a second... Agent: Milux Holding Sa
20120165950 - Implantable prosthesis for replacing a human hip or knee joint and the adjoining bone sections: For replacing a human hip or knee joint and the adjoining bone sections, an implantable prosthesis is provided, comprising a joint replacement part (10), a shaft replacement part (12) and a rod-shaped shaft anchoring part (16) being insertable into an axial cavity (14) in the shaft replacement part (12).... Agent:
20120165953 - Process for forming a ceramic layer: A process for forming a ceramic layer comprising a compound of a metal on a deposition surface of a workpiece comprises providing a reactive gas, selecting the amounts of a vapor of the metal and ions of the metal relative to each other, generating the metal vapor, and projecting an... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20120165954 - Biomedical device, method for manufacturing the same and use thereof: A three-dimensional biomedical device having an osteoinductive first area with a controlled porosity and a second area, which is produced by laser technology from a powder including one of ceramics, metals, metal alloys, bioactive glasses, lead zirconate titanate and biocompatible polymers, or mixtures thereof. The ratio of the porosities from... Agent:
20120165955 - Intragastric prosthesis for the treatment of morbid obesity: A porous weave of bioabsorbable filaments having an open mesh configuration is formed into an oblate shape having dimensions greater than the esophageal opening and gastric outlet of a stomach. The resulting prosthesis is deployed in the stomach and is of a size to be retained in the proximate portion... Agent:
20120165956 - Urological medical devices: According to an aspect of the present invention, urological medical devices are provided which comprise a substrate and hyaluronic acid, which is releasably disposed on or in the substrate.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120165957 - Biodegradable scaffold for soft tissue regeneration and use thereof: The present invention relates to new reinforced biodegradable scaffolds for soft tissue regeneration, as well as methods for support and for augmentation and regeneration of living tissue, wherein a reinforced biodegradable scaffold is used for the treatment of indications, where increased strength and stability is required besides the need for... Agent:
20120165958 - Functional foot cover: A cover for a foot prosthesis comprises an opening at a top end of the cover, which extends into a cavity formed within the cover, wherein the cavity is configured to receive a prosthesis therein. A wall surrounds the cavity and has the shape of a natural human foot. The... Agent: Ossur Hf06/21/2012 > 41 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.
20120158115 - Apparatus and method for deploying an implantable device within the body: The present invention provides systems and methods for deploying implantable devices within the body. The delivery and deployment systems include at least one catheter or an assembly of catheters for selectively positioning the lumens of the implant to within target vessels. Various deployment and attachment mechanisms are provided for selectively... Agent: Duke Fiduciary LLC
20120158117 - Handle control system for a stent delivery system: A control system for controlling movement of a medical device delivery system, a stent delivery system and a method for controlling movement of a medical device delivery system are provided. The control system includes a rotatable gear operably connected to a first movable member and a second movable member movable... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20120158118 - Implantable prosthetic valve with non-laminar flow: A valve prosthesis device and methods for deployment is disclosed. The device comprises an expandable support stent and a valve assembly comprising a flexible conduit having an inlet end and an outlet, made of pliant material attached to the support beams providing collapsible slack portions of the conduit at the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20120158116 - Means and method for preventing embolization of drug eluting stents: A balloon disposed near a distal end of the catheter tubing and moving between deflated and inflated states, and proximal and distal stent retention bands concentrically arranged around respective proximal and distal end portions of the balloon. The proximal stent retention band has a distal end located within 2 mm... Agent: Svelte Medical Systems, Inc.
20120158119 - Stent for placement in living body and stent delivery system: A stent for placement in living body is substantially in a tubular form and includes a plurality of wave-shaped struts extending in the axial direction from one end to the other of the stent. The axially-extending wave-shaped struts are arranged in a circumferential direction, and connection struts interconnect the respective... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120158120 - Stent delivery system: Stent delivery systems, clip members for use with stent delivery systems, and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner shaft having a distal region. A stent may be disposed about the distal region. A deployment sheath may be slidably... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120158121 - Hybrid type a dissection device: A hybrid stent graft device for treatment of a Type A dissection having a first tubular portion for placement into the ascending aorta and a second tubular portion for extending around the thoracic arch and down the descending aorta is disclosed. The first tubular portion is connectable to the aorta... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20120158123 - Polymer stent: The invention relates to a stent, comprising or consisting of amorphous polylactide. The invention relates further to the use of amorphous polylactide for stabilizing a stent and a method for producing a corresponding stent.... Agent: Biotronik Ag
20120158122 - Removable stent and method of production: A removable porous stent is disclosed, which can be placed in tubular structures. In at least one embodiment, it can be placed at locations, which are unsuitable for permanent stents, like across important branches in the vasculature preferably in combination with anticoagulation. The walls of the stent are freely permeable... Agent: Graftcraft I Goeteborg Ab
20120158124 - Stents having radiopaque mesh: A stent including a mesh made of strands. The mesh has at least one radiopaque strand and at least one non-radiopaque strand, and the at least one radiopaque strand and the at least one non-radiopaque strand each have different diameters. Each strand has an index of wire stiffness EI, where... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120158125 - Stent having expandable elements: A medical implant for the expansion and support of a body vessel is formed as elongate struts in a shape of a tube. The struts are plastically deformable at least in sections so that the implant remains permanently expanded in the radial direction transversely to a longitudinal axis of the... Agent:
20120158126 - Implant and method for producing the same: The present invention relates to an implant (10), and particularly to an intraluminal endoprosthesis, comprising a body and at least one abluminal layer (3) disposed on the body, the abluminal layer preferably containing at least one pharmaceutically active substance. In order to protect the abluminal layer (3) from delamination or... Agent: Biotronik Ag
20120158127 - Bioabsorbable and biocompatible polyurethanes and polyamides for medical devices: or the corresponding diamines or diisocyanates thereof, wherein each X independently represents —CH2COO—, —CH(CH3)COO—, —CH2CH2OCH2COO—, —CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2COO—, —(CH2)yCOO— where y is 2 to 4 or 6 to 24, or —(CH2CH2O)z′CH2COO— where z′ is 2 to 24; each Y represents —COCH2O—, —COCH(CH3)O—, —COCH2OCH2CH2O—, —COCH2CH2CH2CH2CH2O—, —CO(CH2)mO— where m is 2 to 4 or... Agent: Bezwada Biomedical, LLC
20120158128 - Prosthetic heart valve delivery systems and packaging: Packaging for dry prosthetic tissue heart valves and their delivery systems includes a primary sterile barrier that permits gas sterilization of the tissue implant, and a secondary sterile barrier that also prevents oxidation of the implant during long-term storage. Dry tissue heart valves and their delivery systems are placed within... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20120158129 - Systems and methods for positioning a heart valve using visual markers: A valve retainer is connected to an elongate delivery member. The valve retainer is configured to releasably secure a prosthesis (e.g., a heart valve prosthesis) to the delivery member during delivery to a target site in a body (e.g., a native valve annulus). The valve retainer includes a rotational identifier... Agent:
20120158130 - Capsulotomy device and method using electromagnetic induction heating: A capsulotomy device for use in an eye having a capsular bag, comprising a conductive, primary coil capable of generating magnetic field lines and a conductive, secondary coil configured to permit insertion through an incision having a diameter of 3 mm or less, and placement on the capsular bag. When... Agent:
20120158131 - Aspheric optical lenses and associated systems and methods: Aspheric optical lenses (e.g., intraocular lenses and contact lenses) are provided. The intraocular lens includes a body portion defining an anterior optical surface and an opposing posterior optical surface. The anterior optical surface includes a central region surrounded by a first outer region and a second outer region. The central... Agent:
20120158132 - Apparatus, system, and method for intraocular lens power calculation using a regression formula incorporating corneal spherical aberration: An intraocular lens, and a system and method of providing an intraocular lens, having at least one characteristic of the intraocular lens customized in accordance with a modified regression that includes a modification for corneal spherical aberration. The lens, system and method may indicate measuring at least one biometric parameter... Agent: Amo Groningen B.v.
20120158133 - Intraocular lens: An intraocular lens comprising a hydrophobic lens body (1), at the surface of which there is provided a hydrophilic layer (2) to achieve a reflection-free transition of the incident light.... Agent: Miro Gmbh
20120158134 - Mastopexy and breast reconstruction prostheses and method: Mastopexy and breast reconstruction prostheses and implantation method that allow for radiographic imaging of the breast tissue. The prostheses are arcuate and elongate optionally meshed to conform with breast tissue when implanted. Prostheses are made from naturally occurring extracellular matrix, primarily collagen, that, allows for mammographic imaging without interference as... Agent:
20120158135 - Coupling apparatus: Coupling apparatus for coupling an implantable element to the round window membrane. The apparatus comprises engagement means in the form of a clip or a filler material for engaging the bone surface within the round window niche. This supports the apparatus in the region of the round window membrane.... Agent: Sentient Medical Limited
20120158136 - Surgical implant: A surgical implant comprises a body having a compressed state and an uncompressed state. An envelope contains the body in at least the compressed state. The envelope forms an air-tight seal around the body in the compressed state and is water-soluble or degradable in body fluids.... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20120158137 - Peek-rich bone screw: A surgical screw for anchoring a flexible member to a bone. The screw may include a primary thread having a continuous helical ridge that curves around the shaft of the screw. A set of secondary threads may be disposed on, and follow, the continuous helical ridge around the screw. The... Agent:
20120158138 - Adjustable hair transplantation chair: A convertible chair, for example, a hair transplantation chair that permits movement of the patient during a procedure while the patient's head remains substantially stationary. The chair may include a head support and a plurality of body supports that may be mounted on a base, or on a cradle movably... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.
20120158139 - Method and apparatus for a porous orthopedic implant: An orthopedic implant having a pyrolytic carbon composition is provided with a porous coating. The porous coating is bonded to the pyrolytic carbon implant using a bond coat that is reaction-bonded to the carbon material. The porous coating can be reaction-bonded to the bond coat to provide a porous structure... Agent: Bio2 Technologies, Inc.
20120158140 - Flexiable spinal implant: A spinal implant for positioning in a space formed between vertebral members. The implant includes a number of sections that are pivotally attached together at pivot axes. The pivot axes include connectors that extend through at least a portion of the sections and are configured for the sections to be... Agent: Warsaw Orothropedic, Inc.
20120158141 - Method of supporting and distracting opposing vertebral bodies of a spine: An apparatus and method is provided for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposing vertebral bodies. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the vertebral bodies to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the vertebral bodies so as to expand in the... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20120158142 - Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures: Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures are presented, which include providing a cavity in bone, such as a vertebra, wherein the cavity is proximate to an endplate of the bone, such as a vertebra endplate, and wherein the cavity extends radially from a passage into the cavity.... Agent: Cavitech, LLC
20120158143 - Alif spinal cage: A fusion cage having a substantially continuous sidewall made from any of various materials including titanium, PEEK, a carbon graphite fiber, or even a combination of these materials. A hollow core defined by the sidewall is typically filled with bone graft in order to form a solid fusion with vertebrae.... Agent:
20120158150 - Devices for introduction into a body via a substantially straight conduit to form a predefined curved configuration, and methods employing such devices: A device for introduction into a body in a straight configuration and assuming within the body a predefined curved configuration, includes an elongated element formed from a number of segments interconnected so as to form effective hinges therebetween. When the elongated element is confined to a straight state, the effective... Agent:
20120158146 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:
20120158147 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:
20120158148 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:
20120158144 - Implant with critical ratio of load bearing surface area to central opening area: An implant that has a predefined ratio of load bearing surface area to the overall size of the implant body and specifically to the surface area of a centrally located opening of a vertical aperture which connects to a center void area or passage defined by the implant body shape.... Agent:
20120158145 - Intervertebral implant having features for controlling angulation thereof: An intervertebral implant includes a first plate having an inner surface, an outer surface, a ball shaped protuberance projecting from the inner surface and an annular groove surrounding the ball shaped protuberance. The implant includes a second plate having an inner surface, an outer surface, a curvate socket formed in... Agent: Spinecore, Inc.
20120158149 - Spinal interbody spacer: A spinal spacer for engagement between vertebrae includes a body extending between a substantially contoured first end surface and a second end surface to define side surfaces and opposing top and bottom vertebral engaging surfaces substantially symmetrical about a centerline axis. At least one opening defines a hollow inner body... Agent:
20120158151 - Medical implants: The current invention is directed to a medical implant made of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys and methods of making such medical implants, wherein the medical implants are biologically, mechanically, and morphologically compatible with the surrounding implanted region of the body.... Agent: Crucible Intellectual Property LLC
20120158152 - Provisional tibial prosthesis system: The present disclosure provides a provisional tibial prosthesis system for a set of prosthetic knee joints for implantation in a natural knee, the provisional tibial prosthesis system including a bearing component and a bearing support, the spacing of the bearing component from the bearing support is adjustable to allow for... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20120158153 - Trapezium prosthesis: A trapezium prosthesis is provided which includes a body having a frustocylindrical shape, the frustocylindrical shape including a frustum and an oppositely disposed planar base, the frustum being canted relative to a planar base. The prosthesis may be made of a swellable fluid absorbing polymer which imparts flexibility and/or resiliency... Agent: Replication Medical Inc.
20120158154 - Acetabular cup: A method for placing a prosthetic acetabular cup within an acetabulum comprises implanting an acetabular cup with an eccentric socket. The acetabular cup may be substantially hemispherical with a cup rim and a portion of the cup rim removed defining a relief. The cup may accommodate a concentric liner in... Agent:
20120158155 - Urethral stent for the prostate: A urethral stent for the prostate including a first stent section placed into an upper portion of the urethra passing through the prostate, a second stent section placed into a lower portion of the urethra below a urinary sphincter muscle, the first and second stent sections being formed of a... Agent:06/14/2012 > 53 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.
20120150271 - Buddy wire for the coronary arteries: A buddy wire guide wire has a wire section for guiding a catheter to a particular site in the human body. The buddy wire guide wire has a distal section with a distal end and an opposing proximal end. The wire section is attached to the proximal end of the... Agent: Svelte Medical Systems, Inc.
20120150272 - Implant deployment restraint device: A restraint member is provided for preventing longitudinal movement between a self-expanding medical implant and the inner catheter upon which the implant is mounted. The restraint member may be particularly useful for a woven wire self-expanding stent where the restraint member is positioned only under one or more ends of... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20120150273 - One-piece bifurcation graft: The present invention relates to an endoluminal prosthesis to be deployed at a vessel bifurcation, comprising a one-piece graft sleeve with a branching portion, defining a first prosthesis lumen and having, in its deployed state, a first diameter, said branching portion being reinforced by stent elements, and a trunk portion,... Agent: Jotec Gmbh
20120150274 - Vascular prostheses for treating aneurysms: An endovascular sealing stent-graft is configured to initially be positioned in a delivery catheter in a radially-compressed state, and to assume a radially-expanded state upon being deployed from the delivery catheter. The stent-graft includes a structural member, which includes a plurality of structural stent elements, and which, when the stent-graft... Agent: Endospan Ltd.
20120150277 - Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance: The present invention relates to stent structures having improved migration resistance. In particular, the invention relates to mesh stents, such as braided or twisted stent designs, where at least a portion of the stent is folded back over itself to form a multi-layered stent device. Such multi-layered portions provide for... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120150276 - Medical devices and method for making the same: Medical devices, such as stents, and methods of the devices are described.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120150275 - Stents and methods of making stents: The present invention relates to a stent having a longitudinally-extending passage defined by a plurality of seamless strut elements with spacing between them. Each of these strut elements are in the form of lines defining the passage. The strut elements have a thickness in the range of 30 microns to... Agent: Micropen Technologies Corporation
20120150278 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120150279 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120150280 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120150281 - Implant made of biocorrodible material and with a coating containing a tissue adhesive: The invention relates to an implant having a base body made of a biocorrodible material. A surface of the implant has a coating at least in some regions, wherein the coating comprises a tissue adhesive.... Agent:
20120150282 - Implant having a paclitaxel-releasing coating: An implant having a coating or a cavity filling comprising a PLGA polymer and taxane embedded therein, the release rate of the taxane after day two after implantation being ≦400 ng/day for a period of more than 10 consecutive days, characterized in that the PLGA polymer has a ratio of... Agent: Biotronik Ag
20120150283 - Method of making a stent formed from crosslinked bioabsorbable polymer: A stent having a stent body made from a crosslinked bioabsorbable polymer is disclosed. A method of making the stent including exposing a tube formed from a bioabsorbable polymer to radiation to crosslink the bioabsorbable polymer and forming a stent body from the exposed tube is disclosed. The tube can... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20120150284 - Implant comprising an active-agent-containing coating covering the implant at least in sections: The invention relates to an implant comprising an active-agent-containing coating which covers the implant at least in sections. The coating is composed of at least two subsections; a first subsection contains the at least one active substance, and a second subsection contains an auxiliary agent.... Agent: Biotronik Ag
20120150286 - Bioerodible endoprosthesis with biostable inorganic layers: Medical devices such as endoprostheses (e.g., stents) containing one or more biostable layers (e.g., biostable inorganic layers) and a biodegradable underlying structure are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20120150285 - Medical devices containing dry spun non-wovens of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate and copolymers: Continuous processing methods for making absorbable polymeric dry spun non-wovens with one or more of the following properties: high burst strength, fine fibers of average diameter from 0.01 μm to 50 μm, and thickness from 10 μm to 10 mm, have been developed. Improved fiber cohesion is made possible by... Agent: Tepha, Inc.
20120150289 - Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthesis: 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. The preferred delivery device... Agent:
20120150288 - Prosthetic heart valve packaging and deployment methods: Packaging for prosthetic heart valves including an assembly for securely retaining a heart valve within a jar and facilitating retrieval therefrom. The assembly includes a packaging sleeve that fits closely within the jar and has a clip structure for securing a valve holder. Contrary to previous designs, in one embodiment... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20120150287 - Prosthetic valve implantation systems: Prosthetic valves implantation methods and systems, especially as related to fitting a prosthetic valve at the site of a native stenotic or incompetent valve are described. The subject devices, systems and associated dock deployment and implant docking techniques may be employed in percutaneous valve replacement procedures.... Agent:
20120150290 - Beating heart buttress and implantation method to prevent prolapse of a heart valve: An apparatus and method for mitigating prolapsed are disclosed. The apparatus includes a contact member and an elongated rod that can be used to hold the contact member in position for coapting with a patient's native leaflets. A similarly configured sizing apparatus can also be used to facilitate implantation.... Agent:
20120150291 - Cardiac support systems and methods for chronic use: A high efficiency cardiac support system is suitable for chronic use in treating heart failure, wherein the system includes an implantable rotary blood pump, an implantable power module, a wireless power transfer subsystem, a patient monitor, and a programmer In a cardiac support system, the cumulative efficiencies of the components... Agent: Everheart Systems LLC
20120150292 - Interfacial refraction accommodating lens (iral): This invention relates to intraocular lenses. More particularly, this invention relates to intraocular lenses that have the ability to alter the light refractive power in response to changes in the tension of the ciliary muscle or ciliary body of the eye or any other accommodative forces. Lenses of this invention... Agent:
20120150293 - Laryngeal implant for treating glottic insufficiency: A laryngeal implant for treating glottic insufficiency includes a displacement member positionable in a larynx such that at least a portion of the displacement member is disposed between thyroid cartilage and a vocal fold of the larynx. The displacement member is at least one of selectively adjustable in volume and... Agent:
20120150294 - Multi-axis tilt estimation and fall remediation: Among other things, a vestibular prosthesis includes a wearable motion sensing system, the motion sensing system generating a motion signal indicative of a motion thereof, wherein the motion includes rotation about two distinct axes; a signal processor in communication with the motion sensing system, the signal processor being configured to... Agent: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
20120150295 - Peo coating on mg screws: The present invention relates generally to a bio-degradable implant based on magnesium having a reduced corrosion rate and to a method for the production of such an implant. It is a a method for treating a surface of a bio-degradable metallic implant comprising the following steps: providing a dispersed system... Agent:
20120150297 - Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone: A method and apparatus for coupling a soft tissue implant into a locking cavity formed within a bone is disclosed. The apparatus includes a member to pull the soft tissue implant into a femoral tunnel. The member includes a suture having first and second ends which are passed through first... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20120150296 - Soft tissue repair apparatus and method: The present invention relates to a method for treating a first biological soft tissue. A biological soft tissue implant is attached to a first damaged biological soft tissue such that the biological soft tissue implant is capable of interacting with a second biological soft tissue or bone to prevent the... Agent: Frantz Medical Development
20120150299 - Integrated multi-zonal cage/core implants as bone graft substitutes and apparatus and method for their fabrication: A surgical implant including a cage having a first porosity and a first modulus; and a core bounded by said cage, said core having a second porosity that is higher than said first porosity of said cage, and said core having a second modulus that is lower than said first... Agent:
20120150298 - Spine stabilization device and methods: An implant stabilizes two adjacent bones of a joint, while enabling a natural kinematic relative movement of the bones. Support components are connected to each bone of the joint, and a flexible core is interposed between them. The core and at least one of the support components are provided with... Agent:
20120150304 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:
20120150305 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:
20120150300 - Inter-vertebral-body spacer: An inter-vertebral-body (IVB) spacer may include a skeletal body and a pair of interchangeable contact pads. The skeletal body may be made of a rigid material for providing structure support, and the pair of contact pads may be made of a softer material for contacting the endplates of the vertebral... Agent:
20120150302 - Interbody implant: An interbody implant (20) includes first and second members (22, 24) that are configured to allow the members (22, 24) to be inserted into a disc space separately and then connected together in the disc space to form the interbody implant (20). This allows for a larger interbody implant (20)... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
20120150301 - Novel implant inserter having a laterally-extending dovetail engagement feature: A spinal implant inserter having a) an outer sleeve having a bore, and b) a forked inner shaft having a proximal rod and a pair of distal tynes extending therefrom, each distal tyne comprising an engagement feature having a laterally-extending dovetail feature. An assembly comprising the implant inserter and an... Agent:
20120150303 - Spine support implant including inter vertebral insertable fluid ballastable insert and inter-vertebral web retaining harnesses: An implant support device associated with succeeding spinal vertebrae, including a harness exhibiting a plurality of legs, each extending from a rotatable bearing or suitable interconnecting support. Each of the legs terminates in an angled tang, this being engaged with a surface of a selected vertebrae. Additional features include undercut... Agent: Linares Medical Devices, LLC
20120150306 - Hinge structure: The invention relates to a three-dimensional hinge (100) comprising a first rigid body (10), a second rigid body (20) and a joint member. The joint member connects the first rigid body (20) and the second rigid body (20). The joint member comprises at least three base connectors (32,33,34), each base... Agent:
20120150307 - Pyrocarbon orthopedic implant: An orthopedic prosthetic device having at least one pyrocarbon insert is provided. The prosthetic device can include a prosthetic component having an articulating surface and a bone engagement surface. The articulating surface can be formed of a material that is distinct from pyrocarbon and is arranged to receive the at... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20120150308 - Prosthetic wrist implant: A wrist implant requires minimal resection of the distal radius and preserves the sigmoid notch and articulation with the head of the distal ulna. The wrist implant generally includes a radius portion, a carpal portion and a carpal ball. The wrist implant includes a primary articulation and a secondary rotational... Agent: Avanta Orthopaedics, LLC
20120150309 - Hinge structure: The invention relates to a hinge comprising a first rigid body, a second rigid body and a joint member connected to the first rigid body and the second rigid body allowing substantially two-dimensional rotation of the first rigid body and the second and rigid body relative to each other. The... Agent:
20120150310 - Prosthesis: An acetabular cup prosthesis having a rim and comprising a metal band applied around the outer circumference of the acetabular cup prosthesis and adjacent to said rim, said cup prosthesis additionally comprising one or more flanges extending from the metal band and being configured such that in use the or... Agent:
20120150311 - Method and apparatus for acetabular reconstruction: A trial system for a prosthesis is described. The prosthesis can include an acetabular prosthesis generally for implantation in an acetabulum and the surrounding pelvis. The acetabular prosthesis includes an acetabular cup having a substantially concave inner surface and a substantially convex outer surface. One trial shell or a collection... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20120150312 - Hip joint device and method: A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is provided. The medical device is adapted to be fixated to the femoral 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
20120150313 - Medical device and method for treatment of hip joint: A medical device for delivering an action to an area of a hip joint or its surroundings, inside a human body, is provided. The hip joint of a patient comprises a collum femur and a ball shaped caput femur, being the proximal parts of the femoral bone, and an acetabulum,... Agent: Milux Holding Sa
20120150314 - Hip joint device and method: 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, a contacting portion of the inner surface is spherical and adapted... Agent:
20120150315 - Hip joint device and method: 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
20120150316 - Esophageal flow controller: The “ESOPHAGEAL FLOW CONTROLLER”, to be used together with a technique for controlling and treating obesity, to control the volume and the speed of the food intake, stimulate a higher individual's chewing rate, thus decreasing the amount of food intake; being adjustable to the esophagus lumen and to control the... Agent:
20120150317 - Nerve graft: A nerve graft includes a carbon nanotube film structure, a protein layer, and a nerve network. The protein layer is located on a surface of the carbon nanotube film structure. The nerve network is positioned on a surface of the protein layer and far away from the carbon nanotube film... Agent: Tsinghua University
20120150318 - Prosthesis for a lower limb: The prosthesis for a lower limb comprises an element for receiving a thigh stump fitted on a support part, a leg assembled on said support part by a pivot link forming a knee joint to enable flexion or extension of the leg with respect to the element for receiving, and... Agent:
20120150319 - Limb prosthesis with a sealing member between a liner and a socket: A limb prosthesis includes a liner, a shell, and at least one sealing member. The at least one sealing member is secured to and circumferentially surrounds the liner. The at least one sealing member is disposed between the liner and the shell and enhances security of the attachment of the... Agent:
20120150320 - Prosthetic liner with continuous distal end area: A tubular liner has an open proximal end and a closed-end distal area, and a fabric layer continuously defining an exterior surface of the liner without interruption. A polymeric layer having first and second surfaces is bonded to an interior surface of the fabric layer. A seam is formed by... Agent:
20120150321 - Control system for jointed mechanical devices: Systems and methods for controlling jointed mechanical devices are is provided, where the device is controlled based on a topographic state (300) map having one or more motion axes (D1, D2) and defining a plurality of poses and a plurality of transitions in parallel with one of the motion axes,... Agent: Vanderbilt University
20120150322 - Jointed mechanical devices: A jointed mechanical device is provided. The device includes at least one element (204) having a fixed end and a deflectable end. The device also includes at least one actuating structure (206) having a first end coupled to at least the deflectable end of the element, where the actuating structure... Agent: Vanderbilt University
20120150323 - Artificial hand: Artificial hand suitable for robotic applications or as a prosthesis, comprising a frame with a thumb and at least two fingers, and having a motor drive for adjusting the thumb and the fingers with respect to the frame, wherein the motor drive has a housing and an axle which is... Agent: Lacquey B.v.06/07/2012 > 53 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20120143301 - Implant, medical implant, and method for delivery of a medical implant: An intravascular delivery device is disclosed comprising a delivery wire having a proximal and a distal end and an interior lumen extending there between and wherein said distal end comprises a connection interface adapted to matingly interlock with a proximal end portion of a medical implantable device, wherein said delivery... Agent:
20120143303 - Device to release a self-expanding implant: A device to release from an implant bed in the device a self-expanding implant by pulling back proximally, the length of the implant, a rolling membrane with an inner sleeve that extends distally to the distal end of the implant and an outer sleeve that extends proximally, from the distal... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20120143302 - Medical apparatus and method of making the same: A catheter assembly includes a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end; an expandable device releasably attached to the catheter near the distal end; a generally tubular constraining sleeve extending around and compressing the device to an outer peripheral dimension suitable for endoluminal delivery; a tip fixedly secured... Agent:
20120143304 - Transluminal delivery system: There is disclosed herein a transluminal delivery system for a self-expanding luminal prosthesis, the system comprising an inner catheter component (30) and a retractable sheath (12) to surround the component thereby to define an annular space to receive the prosthesis (10), the component exhibiting an anti-sliding component, for abutting a... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20120143306 - Removable stent-graft: A stent-graft including a helically-wound stent component provided with a covering of graft material. It is removable from the site of implantation by gripping an end of the helically-wound stent component with a retrieval device and applying tension to the stent component. The use of such a retrieval device allows... Agent:
20120143305 - Vascular repair devices: A vascular repair device includes a tubular graft body and a structural framework having at least two stents. A first stent of the stents is connected to the tubular graft body along an entirety of the first stent and a second of the stents includes a periodically changing shape that... Agent: Bolton Medical, Inc.
20120143307 - Stent: A stent (10) formed by slitting a tube to create a matrix of struts which are separated from each other by no more than the width of the slit and which lie more or less parallel to each other and to the longitudinal axis of the tube, the slitted tube... Agent:
20120143308 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143309 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143310 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143311 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143312 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143313 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143314 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143315 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent: Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments.... Agent:
20120143300 - Medical implant: Disclosed is a self-expanding medical implant for placement within a lumen of a patient. The implant comprises a woven or non-woven structure having a substantially tubular configuration, and is designed to be low-profile such that it is deliverable with a small diameter catheter. The implant has a high recoverability and... Agent: Arsenal Medical
20120143316 - Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery: A prosthetic valve comprises a valve assembly having a base, a plurality of leaflets, and commissures. The valve also comprises a support stent having a plurality of expandable cells and a plurality of longitudinal struts. The support stent is configured to be collapsible for transluminal delivery and expandable to contact... Agent: Medtronic Corevalve LLC
20120143317 - Vascular remodeling device: Described herein are vascular remodeling devices that include a proximal section, an intermediate section, and a distal section. During deployment, the proximal section can expand from a compressed delivery state to an expanded state and anchors the device in an afferent vessel of a bifurcation. The distal section expands from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20120143318 - Implant made of a metallic material which can be resorbed by the body: The invention relates to an implant consisting of a metallic magnesium alloy that can be resorbed by the body, said metallic material being a magnesium alloy consisting of at least 96% w/w of magnesium, at least 1% w/w of manganese and at least 0.5% w/w of at least one metal... Agent:
20120143319 - In-situ formation of a valve: The present invention satisfies the long felt need for a more compact and durable valve which may be formed in situ. The present invention provides a self-deployable valve system, a method of delivery, and a method of manufacturing for the self-deployable valve system. The present invention delivers the necessary components... Agent:
20120143320 - Heart valve implant: A method according to one embodiment may include providing a heart valve implant including an anchor capable of engaging coronary tissue, a shaft coupled to said anchor, and a valve body coupled to said shaft. The method may further include at least partially collapsing the heart valve implant and percutaneously... Agent: Cardiosolutions, Inc.
20120143323 - Method for altering the geometry of the heart: A system (1) for altering the geometry of a heart (100), comprising an annuloplasty ring; a set of elongate annulus-papillary tension members (21, 22, 23, 24), adapted for forming a link between said ring (10) and a papillary muscle, and a first set of papillary anchors (30) for connecting each... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Ag
20120143321 - Three-dimensional annuloplasty ring: An annuloplasty ring having a three-dimensional discontinuous form generally arranged about an axis with two free ends that are axially offset. The ring is particularly suited for repair of the tricuspid valve, and more closely conforms to the annulus shape. The ring is more flexible in bending about radially extending... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20120143322 - Three-dimensional annuloplasty ring: An annuloplasty ring having a three-dimensional discontinuous form generally arranged about an axis with two free ends that are axially offset. The ring is particularly suited for repair of the tricuspid valve, and more closely conforms to the annulus shape. The ring is more flexible in bending about radially extending... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20120143324 - Aortic valve devices: The present disclosure provides aortic valve prosthetic devices that are constructed in an elliptical shape, or are expandable to an elliptical shape for improved results in the repair of defective aortic valves. The devices can be surgically implanted, or they can be implanted percutaneously through an insertion catheter. The expandable... Agent: Biostable Science & Engineering, Inc.
20120143325 - Corneal inlay with nutrient transport structures: Corneal inlays and masks and methods of improving vision of a patient with corneal inlays and masks are provided. Masks with an aperture can improve the vision of a patient, such as by increasing the depth of focus of an eye of a patient. For example, a mask can have... Agent: Acufocus, Inc.
20120143326 - Multifocal lens having an optical add power progression, and a system and method of providing same: An apparatus, system and method including an ophthalmic lens having an optic with an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and an optical axis. The ophthalmic lens further includes a first region having a first optical power and a second region having a second optical power. The ophthalmic lens further includes... Agent: Amo Groningen B.v.
20120143327 - Intraocular lens having a haptic that includes a cap: A deformable intraocular has a haptic that supports the optic around its equator and couples the optic to the capsular bag of the eye. The haptic may include a cap on one or both surfaces of the lens. The lens may include a force transfer member-that couples forces from the... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20120143331 - Apparatus and process for delivering a silicone prosthesis into a surgical pocket: A tapered sleeve is provided that includes a lubricating coating on an inner surface. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicon breast implant) is introduced into a large end of the sleeve and extruded into a surgical pocket of minimal access incision size through a small-sized end of the apparatus.... Agent:
20120143332 - Apparatus and process for delivering a silicone prosthesis into a surgical pocket: A tapered sleeve is provided that includes a lubricating coating on an inner surface. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicon breast implant) is introduced into a large end of the sleeve and extruded into a surgical pocket of minimal access incision size through a small-sized end of the apparatus.... Agent:
20120143330 - Breast and nipple implant constructions: A breast implant having a fluid holding and flexible membrane body. A plurality of tabs are located along a perimeter extending side or underside of the body and are adapted for engaging a muscle layer upon which the body is supported. Inner defining partitioning walls establishing a plurality of chambers... Agent: Re-contour, LLC
20120143329 - Prosthetic support: Disclosed is a mammary prosthetic implant with an expandable mammary prosthesis that expands to an enlarged state after implantation. A prosthetic device supports, and conforms to the shape of, the mammary prosthesis before, during, and after the mammary prosthesis is expanding within the implantation site. The prosthetic device has an... Agent: Northwestern University
20120143328 - Variable cohesive gel form-stable breast implant: A variable cohesive gel form stabilizing implant is provided for augmentation or reconstruction of the breast. The prosthesis includes a shell filled with a gel having variations in cohesiveness to maintain stable form, shape, and dimension after surgical implantation.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20120143333 - Intervertebral ligament having a helical bone fastener: An intervertebral connection system wherein the bone anchor has a helical configuration.... Agent:
20120143334 - Shaped load-bearing osteoimplant and methods of making the same: A load-bearing osteoimplant which comprises a shaped, coherent aggregate of bone particles.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20120143335 - Spinal implant device: The present specification contemplates a spinal implant device that goes into, for example, a corpectomy defect in any part of the spine. In one aspect, the device is substantially tubular and is comprised of two hollow rods that coaxially slide on one another. The device can thus then expand in... Agent:
20120143341 - Devices and methods for visual differentiation of intervertebral spaces: A method of implanting an intervertebral implant with differentiation of tissue includes: providing electromagnetic radiation into an intervertebral space; visualizing a first color of a first tissue portion located at the intervertebral space, the first color being in response to the provided electromagnetic radiation; visualizing a second color of a... Agent: Arthrodisc, L.L.C.
20120143336 - Dynamic interbody cage anchor system: A system and method of securing an intervertebral fusion cage within the intervertebral space between adjacent vertebra in which one or more slots are provided in an anterior surface of the cage each extending from an oversized aperture. A retention plate having a post and enlarged head is advanced into... Agent:
20120143337 - Fusion implant for facet joints: The invention involves a fusion implant for a facet joint, comprising a bearing module (1) and a fusion module (2), in which the fusion model (2) is arranged on the bearing module (1) and has a holder for transfacetal fastening means (65), whereby the bearing module (1) includes an expansion... Agent: Deru Gmbh
20120143339 - Methods and devices for expanding a spinal canal: Devices and methods are disclosed for expanding a spinal canal. An implantable device having a shaft with a first cross-sectional dimension distinct from a second cross-sectional dimension can be inserted into an opening in a lamina and rotated 90 degrees to hinge the lamina away from the spinal canal. The... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.
20120143340 - Minimally invasive lateral intervertebral fixation system, device and method: An intervertebral fixation device and system are disclosed, including a weight-bearing shell, first anchor, second anchor, and key. The shell includes a first and second opposing sidewalls, a keyway that extends between and through the first and second sidewalls, and a first axis of rotation and a second axis of... Agent: International Spinal Innovations, LLC
20120143338 - Replacement or supplementation of a nucleus pulposus using a hydrogel: A nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc is supplemented or replaced by a physiologically fully hydrated solid hydrogel intervertebral body comprising a polyvinyl alcohol copolymer, wherein the solid hydrogel intervertebral body exhibits an osmotic pressure of from 0.1 to 0.3 megapascals prior to insertion into a patient, the solid hydrogel... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20120143342 - Knee prosthesis: A knee prosthesis includes a femoral component having two condyles and an asymmetrical cam extending between the condyles. The cam has a medial end and a lateral end. The knee prosthesis also includes a tibial component having bearing surfaces and a post disposed between the bearing surfaces. The femoral component... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20120143343 - Multi-bearing acetabular prosthesis: A prosthesis to replace a portion of the anatomy, such as the acetabulum, can include a first portion. A second prosthesis portion can be positioned relative to the shell to provide the bearing surface to articulate with a femoral head prosthesis or femoral head. The second prosthesis portion can include... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20120143344 - Universal liner: The present invention relates to universal liner assemblies for use during hip joint replacement surgeries. The universal liners allow the surgeon a greater degree of selection of liners and shells, without being tied to typical liner/shell connections based on material connection constraints.... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20120143346 - Modular hip stem system: A kit of modular prosthetic hip components includes a first neck having a coupling element thereon. First and second hip stems each have a coupling element at a proximal end thereof for connecting to the coupling element of the first neck. The first and second hip stems have a progressively... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20120143347 - Elastomeric, polymeric bone engineering and regeneration compositions and methods of making: The invention relates to elastomeric, polymeric bone substitute compositions, methods for their preparation and their use in clinical applications, such as bone engineering and regeneration applications. The bone substitute compositions are osteoconductive in the absence of a biomolecule component. The bone substitute compositions are capable to regenerate bone in vitro... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
20120143348 - Endoluminal lining and a method for endoluminally lining a hollow organ: An endoluminal lining (1) for internally lining a hollow organ comprises a flexible tubular sleeve body (3), at least one anchoring portion (6) formed at an end (4) of the sleeve body and provided for the connection of the sleeve body (3) to the hollow organ, wherein the anchoring portion... Agent:
20120143345 - fixing apparatus for fixing an apnea stent in the respiratory duct: This invention relates to a fixing apparatus for fixing an apnea stent in the respiratory duct, the fixing apparatus (10) having a fixing device which can be fixed to a proximal end (2) of the apnea stent (1). The fixing apparatus distinguishes itself in that the fixing device has two... Agent: Dr. Klaus Duering
20120143349 - Barbed scaffolds: A scaffold for tissue reinforcement according to embodiments of the present invention includes a plurality of barbs configured to engage the tissue. Such scaffolds may include braids with barbed fibers in the axial positions, braids with flexible barb strips in the axial positions, weaves with barbed fiber in the warp... Agent:
20120143350 - Connection structure of artificial limb and socket, using magnetic locking device: The present invention relates to a structure for connecting an artificial limb and a socket, in which a magnetic locking device is mounted on one end of the artificial limb. The magnetic locking device includes an electro-permanent magnet comprising a permanent magnet and an electromagnet, and one end of the... Agent: Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service
20120143351 - Vacuum prosthesis with force sensing member: A prosthetic device includes a socket assembly defining a cavity and configured to receive a portion of a residual limb of a user within the cavity, a force sensing member configured to detect forces applied to the residual limb at a plurality of locations about the portion of the residual... Agent: Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc.
20120143352 - Transtibial socket for external prosthesis: A prosthetic hard socket has a modified curvature and/or shape that improves rotational control, comfort, and range of motion including even full extension or hyperextension. The hard socket eliminates or de-emphasizes the patellar bar, to eliminate or reduce pressure on the wearer's patellar tendon, and enhances support of the anterior... Agent: Coyote Design & Manufacturing, IncPrevious industry: Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application
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