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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor July category listing 07/12

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07/26/2012 > 53 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. category listing

20120191173 - Bifurcation catheter assembly and methods: A catheter assembly includes a main catheter branch and a side catheter branch. The main catheter branch includes a main balloon, a side balloon and a side inflation member. The side inflation member intersects the side balloon at a location on the side balloon that is offset laterally from a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120191172 - Rotating stent delivery system for side branch access and protection and method of using same: A system for treatment of a vessel bifurcation and its method of use comprises a catheter having a catheter shaft, a portion of which is characterized as an axle about which a rotatable assembly is disposed and rotatable thereabout. The system employs a series of lumens, openings and/or ports to... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120191171 - Support device for a tubular structure: A blood vessel support device (10) includes a body member (12), the body member (12) comprising at least one elongate element (14) of a settable material. The at least one elongate element (14) is configured to change from a non-deployed configuration to be received in an introducer for delivery to... Agent: Murray Vascular Pty Limited

20120191174 - Advanced endovascular graft and delivery system: Embodiments are directed in part to endovascular prostheses and methods of deploying same. Embodiments may be directed more specifically to stent grafts and methods of positioning and deploying such devices within the body of a patient.... Agent: Trivascular, Inc.

20120191176 - Medical implant: A medical implant having a wall, which can be transferred from a compressed to an expanded state and includes a mesh structure formed of first struts, wherein the mesh structure has closed cells, each having a retaining element, which is adapted to anchor the expanded mesh structure in a vessel.... Agent: Acandis Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120191175 - Tubular stent with rotatable connections and method of making: A tubular stent includes a plurality of bands aligned generally along a common longitudinal axis. A first band has a plurality of first crowns and a second band adjacent to the first band has a plurality of second crowns. A connecting ring connects the first band to the second band,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120191177 - Tubular helical stent with rotatable connections and method of making: A tubular stent includes a plurality of bands aligned generally along a common longitudinal axis. A first band has a plurality of first crowns and a second band adjacent to the first band has a plurality of second crowns. A connecting ring connects the first band to the second band,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120191178 - Vascular implants and methods: The present invention is directed to vascular implants and methods for fabricating the same. The implantable devices include but are not limited to stents, grafts and stent grafts. In many embodiments, the devices include one or more side branch lumens interconnected with the main lumen.... Agent: Taheri Laduca LLC

20120191179 - Base material for forming valved lumen shape tissue, method for producing valved lumen shape tissue, and valved artificial blood vessel: The present invention provides a base material which can be formed into valved lumen shape tissue having an ampulla and a leaflet consisting of body tissue. Specifically, the base material includes a first column 5 that forms an upstream tubular section 4 of a blood vessel 3, a second column... Agent:

20120191170 - Bifurcated flow device for cardio-pulmonary assist or support and associated methods: A graft useable with a blood flow device that allows the use of a single blood flow device to simultaneously provide blood flow to the systemic and pulmonary circulations. The graft has a tubular inlet portion coupleable to the outlet of the blood-flow assist device and configured to receive blood... Agent:

20120191180 - Fenestration for stent graft arrangements and stent graft including the same: A fenestration (32) for a stent graft (30). The fenestration is an aperture in the biocompatible graft material and has at least one flap (38, 40) of a biocompatible graft material covering the aperture on the inside whereby the flap closes off the aperture but can be displaced to allow... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120191182 - Prosthetic insert for treating a mitral valve: A prosthetic insert member for improving the function of a mitral valve is disclosed. The insert member is configured for insertion between leaflets of mitral valve. The insert member has an elongated cross-sectional profile for conforming to the opening in the mitral valve. The device also includes an anchoring member... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120191181 - Systems and methods for localization of a puncture site relative to a mammalian tissue of interest: Systems and methods for localization of a puncture site on an atrial wall relative to a mammalian tissue of interest. In at least one embodiment, such a system includes a bodily access system, having an engagement catheter with an open distal end, a first lumen therethrough, and configured to reversibly... Agent:

20120191183 - Medical valve implant, in particular heart valve implant, for implantation in an animal body and/or human body: The invention relates to a medical valve implant (10a-d), in particular a heart valve implant (12a-d), for implantation in an animal body and/or human body, comprising a support frame (14a-d) which has at least one wall (16a-d). It is provided that one region (18a-d) of the at least one wall... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120191184 - Cultured tissue transplant device: A device for transplanting a graft such as a layer or layers of cultivated, autologous, allogenic or xenogenic cells to cover an accidental or surgical wound. The graft is cultivated and carried on a bed of collagen or other dissolvable or releasable material mounted on a protective substrate molded to... Agent:

20120191185 - Ophthalmic intraocular lens for promoting healing: An ophthalmic intraocular lens for promoting healing and inhibiting posterior chamber opacification includes an intraocular lens and a composition that is bonded to or coated on the intraocular lens. The composition includes one or more growth factors and one or more anti-mitosis drugs for inhibiting posterior chamber opacification.... Agent:

20120191186 - Dynamic nasal molding method: A dynamic nasal molding device for presurgical molding of cleft lip deformities, the device having a pair of rotation assemblies each having an internal shaping member for insertion in a nostril and an external shaping member to be positioned external to the nostril, wherein the internal and external shaping members... Agent:

20120191187 - System and method for joint resurface repair: A system for positioning an element relative to an articular surface. An embodiment of the system may include a first element having a positional reference relative to an articular surface. The system may further include a second element capable of indicating the positional reference of the first element relative to... Agent: Arthrosurface, Inc.

20120191192 - Image-based patient-specific medical spinal surgery method and spinal prosthesis: The present invention relates to an image-based, patient-specific medical spinal surgery technique and to a spinal prosthesis to the surgery, and particularly, to an image-based, patient-specific medical spinal surgery technique and to a spinal prosthesis which are intended to solve a problem of damage to a spine caused by installing... Agent: Industry Foundation Of Chonnam National University

20120191191 - Implant system and method for stabilization of a sacro-iliac joint: A sacro-iliac implant includes a body extending from a first portion having an outer surface configured for fixation with a sacrum to a second portion having an outer surface being spaced apart and non-continuous with the outer surface of the first portion. A sleeve is disposed about the body and... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic

20120191190 - Spinal implant with attachable bone securing component: A spinal implant for insertion into an intervertebral disc space for intervertebral stabilization, the implant comprising a radiolucent polymer substrate coupled to a radiopaque and osseoconductive bone securing component which provides the implant with secure fixation between adjacent vertebrae. The implant's radiolucent, radiopaque and osseointegrative properties facilitate radiographic assessment of... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic

20120191188 - Spinal implant with bone engaging projections: A spinal implant in one embodiment includes an implant for insertion between two opposite spaced vertebrae of a spine, comprising a body having a substantially rectangular cross section and comprising a toothed top retaining member, a toothed bottom retaining member, and a peripheral surface; a three-dimensional matrix structure formed in... Agent:

20120191189 - Spinal implant with padded bone engaging projections: A spinal implant in one embodiment includes an implant for insertion between two opposite spaced vertebrae of a spine, comprising an upper section having a substantially rectangular cross section and comprising a toothed top retaining member and a peripheral surface; a lower section having a substantially rectangular cross section and... Agent:

20120191198 - Cervical intervertebral prostehsis: An intervertebral disc prosthesis having two cover plates and a prosthesis core that extends to the circumferential edge of the cover plates. The prosthesis core is mounted to the lower cover plate and forms a spherical sliding surface with the upper cover plate. The connection surface of the cover plates... Agent:

20120191193 - Interbody implant system and methods of use: An interbody implant spacer includes a flexible body defining a first surface configured for engagement with a first vertebral surface and a second surface configured for engagement with a second vertebral surface. The first surface includes at least one pre-formed protrusion extending outwardly therefrom. The body is expandable between a... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic

20120191195 - Intervertebral disc replacement: An intervertebral disc replacement has two members attached to vertebral body endplates of two adjacent vertebrae. The two members are formed with respective articulation surfaces which form at least part of an articulation arrangement. When loaded with compressive axial force, the articulation arrangement supports the vertebral contact surfaces against the... Agent: Faneuil Innovations Investment Ltd.

20120191194 - Intervertebral implant: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant is provided that can comprise upper and lower body portions that can each have proximal and distal wedge surfaces disposed at proximal and distal ends thereof. An actuator shaft disposed intermediate the upper and lower body portions can be actuated to cause proximal and... Agent: Interventional Spine, Inc.

20120191197 - Nucleus augmentation delivery device and technique: A method of performing a procedure on an intervertebral disc includes inserting a cannulated delivery tube through an opening in an annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disc, positioning an expandable portion of the tube within the opening in the annulus fibrosus, expanding the expandable portion into contact with the annulus... Agent:

20120191196 - Vertebral cage device with modular fixation: Intervertebral arthrodesis for insertion in an intervertebral space separating opposite faces of two adjacent vertebrae has a ring shaped intervertebral cage having a bar that extends perpendicular to the axis of the spine. The bar has a height less than the rest of the cage. A surface of the cage... Agent:

20120191199 - Method and apparatus for distal radioulnar joint (druj) arthroplasty: t

20120191200 - Orthopaedic implants and methods of forming implant structures: Additive processes and novel implant designs provide precise pore design and positioning for clinically useful microstructures exhibiting the appropriate rigidity for orthopaedic implants.... Agent:

20120191203 - Implant package: A system for packaging a medical implant may include a sleeve for housing the implant within a cavity in the sleeve, with at least a portion of the cavity conforming to the shape of the implant. A flexible material film may cover and substantially conform to the shape of the... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20120191201 - Reverse shoulder prosthetic: A reverse modular humeral implant for implantation into a humerus that includes a natural humeral shaft and a natural humeral head. The implant includes a humeral stem implantable into the natural humeral shaft, and an adapter couplable to the humeral stem, the adapter including an anchoring projection configured to be... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120191202 - Shoulder joint repair: A shoulder joint repair prosthesis (12, 14) comprises a support structure which comprises anchorage points (24) which are in the installed configuration positioned adjacent positions of the anatomical tendinous insertion points of the tendons related to the joint. A securing clamp (30) arrangement connects to the anchorage points with direct... Agent:

20120191204 - Arthroplasty systems and methods: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20120191206 - Hermetically sealed prosthetic component and method therefor: A prosthetic component suitable for long-term implantation is provided. The prosthetic component measures a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system is disclosed. The prosthetic component comprises a first structure having at least one support surface, a second structure having at least one feature configured to couple to bone, and at least... Agent: Orthosensor

20120191205 - Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's... Agent:

20120191207 - Methods and apparatuses for attaching tissue to orthopaedic implants: Methods and apparatuses for attaching tissue structures to orthopaedic implants. In one exemplary embodiment, the methods and apparatuses are used to attach soft tissue and/or bone to a proximal tibial implant. In another exemplary embodiment, the methods and apparatuses are used to attach soft tissue and/or bone to a proximal... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120191211 - Foot and ankle implant and associated method: The present invention contemplates an implant for insertion in various bones of the human foot and ankle to repair injuries and deformities. In one preferred embodiment the implant device includes a trapezoidal body member when viewed from the top with substantially vertical sidewalls consisting of at least two intersecting sidewalls... Agent:

20120191209 - Spherical subtalar implant: One embodiment of the invention includes a sinus tarsi implant with a proximal portion that includes a spherical portion. The spherical portion may include apertures for tissue in-growth. The implant design limits patient discomfort due to pressure points. Other embodiments are disclosed.... Agent:

20120191208 - Subtalar implant: One embodiment of the invention includes a sinus tarsi implant with an inverted thread profile having a lip or lips at the thread crest. The lips may help hold tissue in-growth and give greater purchase to the implant. The implant may also include voids that traverse threads. The voids may... Agent:

20120191210 - Surgical instrumentation kit for inserting an ankle prosthesis: A surgical instrument including at least one tibial phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the tibial implant. The tibial phantom includes a top surface adapted to move freely against the prepared bottom end of the tibia. At least one talus phantom generally corresponding to at least certain... Agent: Tornier Sas

20120191212 - Cement shroud for use with cemented prosthetic implant: A shroud for protecting exterior portions of a prosthetic implant from adhesive and a method for utilizing the same. The shroud includes a hub, a rim, and at least one bridge connecting the hub and the rim. The rim of the shroud may be sized to cover substantially the same... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120191214 - Hydraulic cement-based implant material and use thereof: The invention relates to implant materials that are based on hydraulic cements in the form of one or more pastes, suspensions or dispersions that contain mineral and/or organic and/or organomineral solids and that react, when combined or when reacted with an aqueous liquid, to a solid in a cement-type initiation... Agent: Innotere Gmbh

20120191215 - Hiatal hernia reduction device and method: A hiatal hernia reduction device and method includes positioning a device having a wall that is generally configured to the normal anatomy at the gastro-esophageal region of a person without a hiatal hernia. The anatomy of the patient at the gastro-esophageal region is formed substantially to the anatomy of the... Agent: Sentinel Group, LLC

20120191213 - Stress reduction device and method: A stress reduction device and method includes positioning a device at the gastro-esophageal region of the patient. The device has a wall that is generally configured to the anatomy at the gastro-esophageal region of the patient. A strain is applied with the wall at the gastro-esophageal region, thereby increasing generation... Agent: Sentinel Group, LLC

20120191216 - Volumetric grafts for treatment of fistulae and related methods and systems: Described are devices, methods, and systems useful in the treatment of fistulae, and in certain embodiments those having openings extending into the alimentary canal, such as anorectal fistulae. Illustratively, an anorectal fistula can be treated by placing a volumetric construct within the primary opening of the fistula. In certain embodiments,... Agent:

20120191217 - Socket system including a vacuum liner for prosthetic or orthotic devices and associated methods: The socket system includes a socket and a vacuum liner. A one-way valve is positioned within the closed distal end of the socket and provides controlled fluid communication between the interior socket space and an external environment. The closed distal end of the vacuum liner includes a distal portion formed... Agent:

20120191218 - Suspension device for a limb prosthesis or orthosis: A vacuum-assisted suspension device for a lower limb prosthesis secures the prosthesis to a residual body portion. Sandwiched between the residual body portion and an impermeable socket is a flexible liner made of an impermeable material that is porous to allow the transport of air and fluid directly away from... Agent: Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons Limited

20120191219 - Prosthesis having movement lock: The present invention relates to artificial limbs generally and joints for same. The present invention provides hydraulic functional units whereby enabling movement of artificial joints to closely correspond with natural human movement. In the provision of realistic joints, as used in prosthetic limbs, an important aspect in achieving realistic movement... Agent:

20120191220 - Instrumented prosthetic foot: The present invention discloses an instrumented prosthetic foot for use with an actuated leg prosthesis controlled by a controller, the instrumented prosthetic foot comprising a connector to connect the instrumented prosthetic foot to the leg prosthesis, an ankle structure connected to the connector, a ground engaging member connected to the... Agent: Victhom Human Bionics Inc.

20120191221 - Instrumented prosthetic foot: The present invention discloses an instrumented prosthetic foot for use with an actuated leg prosthesis controlled by a controller, the instrumented prosthetic foot comprising a connector to connect the instrumented prosthetic foot to the leg prosthesis, an ankle structure connected to the connector, a ground engaging member connected to the... Agent: Victhom Human Bionics Inc.

20120191222 - Modular prosthetic foot: A modular prosthetic foot includes an ankle component; a forefoot component having a circular part with a rounded top surface and at least one flat side surface, the circular part being connected to a rear part of the forefoot component; a forefoot cushion bumper positioned around the circular part; and... Agent:

  
07/19/2012 > 32 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. category listing

20120185030 - Medical catheter apparatus: Present invention is a medical catheter apparatus used for implanting a vascular stent into a vessel of a living body comprising a catheter (2) provided with a balloon (3), on which a vascular stent (4) is mounted, and a sheath into which the catheter is relatively movably inserted. The catheter... Agent: Kyoto Medical Planning Co., Ltd

20120185031 - Rotary and linear handle mechanism for constrained stent delivery system: A stent delivery system and a method for implanting a stent are provided. The system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, a lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent-receiving portion on the distal shaft portion. The system also includes a stent positioned at... Agent:

20120185032 - Vascular band: A vascular band (1) comprises a biocompatible flexible material (2) and a plurality of radiopaque bars (4) extending transversely across the width of the material and spaced apart along the length of the biocompatible material. The bars provide some rigidity to the flexible material in the width direction thereby preventing... Agent: William A. Cook Australia Pty. Ltd.

20120185033 - Charged grafts and methods for using them: A system for preventing thrombosis in an implantable medical device includes an implantable medical device sized for implantation at least partially within a patient's body. The device includes an at least partially electrically conductive portion that is disposed within a patient's body upon implantation, an electrode coupled to the electrically... Agent:

20120185034 - Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same: Coatings for implantable devices or endoluminal prosthesis, such as stents, are provided, including a method of forming the coatings. The coatings can serve as a primer coating for subsequent coatings that can be used for the delivery of an active ingredient or a combination of active ingredients.... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120185035 - Flexible and expandable stent: In one embodiment of the invention, a stent may be provided comprising a first undulating band having alternating peaks and troughs, a second undulating band having alternating peaks and troughs, a first substantially longitudinal connector extending between the first and second undulating bands and a second very short connector extending... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120185036 - 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:

20120185037 - Grooved drug-eluting medical devices and method of making same: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing implantable medical devices, such as intravascular stents, wherein the medical device has a surface treated to promote the migration of endothelial cells onto the surface of the medical device. In particular, the surface of the medical device has at least one... Agent: Palmaz Scientific, Inc.

20120185038 - Percutaneously deliverable heart valve including folded membrane cusps with integral leaflets: A transcatheter, percutaneously implantable, prosthetic heart valve is provided that comprises a lattice frame and two or more integrated cusp and leaflet folded structures attached to the lattice frame. The two or more integrated cusp and leaflet folded structures each comprise a flat sheet of biocompatible membrane that is folded... Agent: Colibri Heart Valve LLC

20120185039 - Methods of treating a native aortic valve insufficiency: A method of treating a native aortic valve insufficiency includes positioning the closed ends of a stent's three first arches within respective native valve pockets such that the closed ends engage the respective native valve pockets. The method further includes clamping three native valve leaflets between the three first arches... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.

20120185040 - Devices, systems, and methods for retaining a native heart valve leaflet: Devices, systems and methods retain a native heart valve leaflet to prevent retrograde flow. The devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that, in use, rests adjacent a valve annulus and includes a retaining structure that is sized and shaped to overlay at least a portion of one or more... Agent: Mvrx, Inc.

20120185042 - Fail-safe silicone breast implant delivery device: A tapered sleeve is provided for implant delivery. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicone breast implant) is introduced into a large proximal end of the sleeve and extruded into a surgical pocket of minimal access incision size through a small-sized distal end of the device. Sized appropriately to the implant,... Agent:

20120185041 - Silk medical device for use in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction: A method of using a silk derived medical device in a breast augmentation or in a breast reconstruction cosmetic or surgical procedure such as single-stage or two-stage breast reconstruction or augmentation. The device can be a silk scaffold with a knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120185043 - Ear molding device for correcting misshaped ears: A system and method for correcting misshaped ears using a molding device having one or more braces supporting a scaphal mold. The one or more braces and the scaphal mold are adapted to retain the helix and the helical rim of a misshaped ear within a space defined between the... Agent:

20120185044 - Joint support and subchondral support system: A joint support and subchondral support system and method of use of same for providing structural and dampening support to damaged subchondral bone adjacent to a body joint are disclosed. The joint support and subchondral support system and method of use of same are applicable to many parts of the... Agent:

20120185045 - Articulating spinal implant insertion instrument: An actuatable insertion instrument for inserting a spinal implant in an intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The actuatable insertion instrument includes an indicator pivotably coupled to the elongate shaft of the actuatable instrument for providing visual indication of an angular orientation of a spinal implant removably coupled to the... Agent: Zimmer Spine, Inc.

20120185048 - Artificial spinal disk prosthesis: The present invention provides an intervertebral endoprosthesis disc for surgical implantation between two vertebrae having an endoprosthesis body comprising an anterior region and a posterior region designed to be positioned between a first vertebra and a second vertebra with a first and second movable insert positioned rotatably in anterior cavities... Agent:

20120185049 - Expandable intervertebral implant and associated surgical method: The present invention provides an expandable intervertebral implant, including: a superior member configured to engage a superior intervertebral body; an inferior member configured to engage an inferior intervertebral body; and an expansion mechanism disposed between the superior member and the inferior member configured to selectively adjust a separation of the... Agent: Innova Spinal Technologies, LLC

20120185046 - Interbody containment implant: An interbody containment implant includes a body configured for delivery along a surgical pathway and disposed adjacent vertebrae. The body defines a cavity. At least one biologically compatible agent is configured for disposal within at least the cavity. A barrier is connected to the body and configured to be deployed... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20120185047 - Reinforced carbon fiber/carbon foam intervertebral spine fusion device: An intervertebral implant for placement in the intervertebral space between two adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The implant comprises a hollow cage and a porous core received within the cage. The cage comprises a superior surface configured to contact a first vertebral body, an inferior surface configured to contact a... Agent: Cibor, Inc.

20120185050 - Mobile prosthesis for interpositional location between bone joint articular surfaces and method of use: A biocompatible prosthetic device comprising a thin low friction spacer for location to overlie a bone member in an interpositional location between opposed bone joint articular surfaces. The prosthesis is preferably a thin spacer with at least one low friction surface, the spacer being adapted for location about a bone... Agent:

20120185051 - Articular joint implant: Implantable biomaterials, particularly hydrogel substrates with porous surfaces, and methods for enhancing the compatibility of biomaterials with living tissue, and for causing physical attachment between biomaterials and living tissues are provided. Also provided are implants suitable for load-bearing surfaces in hard tissue repair, replacement, or augmentation, and to methods of... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20120185052 - Prosthesis or orthosis: A prosthesis or orthosis has a first body and a second body rotatable relative to one another, a passive mechanical converting mechanism with a third body arranged movably with respect to the first body, and an elastic element arranged between the third and the second body. The mechanical converting mechanism... Agent: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

20120185053 - Spacer apparatus and method for achieving improved fit and balance in knee joints: A spacer apparatus and method of using the same can be employed to achieve improved fit and balance in a knee joint in knee arthoplasty without requiring multiple cuts to the distal femur or proximal tibia. The spacer apparatus is composed of a biocompatible material in a lattice structure. The... Agent:

20120185054 - Medial pivot posterior stabilized knee implant system: A knee prosthesis includes a femoral component for mounting to the distal end of the patient's femur and a tibial insert component. The femoral component includes a posterior cam extending between the lateral condylar structure and the medial condylar structure. The tibial insert includes a lateral bearing surface, a medial... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20120185055 - Knee implant system: Knee prosthesis includes a femoral component adapted to fit on a distal end of the femur and a tibial insert component. The femoral component includes a measured anterior/posterior dimension defined by the posterior condyle surface and the interior surface of the anterior flange and a distal peg provided on a... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20120185056 - Carpometacarpal (cmc) joint arthroplasty implants and related jigs and methods: Thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint implants include a trapezium implant defining an articulating surface and a cooperating first metacarpal implant with a base portion of the first metacarpal defining an articulating surface. The first metacarpal base articulating-surface is configured to articulate against the trapezium implant articulating surface.... Agent:

20120185057 - Malleolar replacement devices: A prosthesis and kit for replacing an ankle joint, and methods of applying the devices or systems. The prosthesis is an intramedullary device directed towards replacement of either of the tibia or fibula bone, wherein the prosthesis is a replacement for the lateral malleolus or the medial malleolus, respectively.... Agent: Global Orthopaedics LLC

20120185058 - Method and instrumentation for acetabular labrum reconstruction: Methods and instruments for repairing a damaged acetabular labrum. The arc length of a portion of an acetabular rim proximal to the damaged (torn or broken) region of the acetabular labrum is measured, and a graft, such as a meniscal allograft or a gracilis autograft, is trimmed according to the... Agent:

20120185059 - Provisional liner system: An acetabular cup assembly for use in the replacement of a hip joint, including a shell having a substantially hemispherical outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface includes a groove extending at least partially around the inner surface. A provisional liner is provided which is receivable within the... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120185060 - Casting liner, and method and kit for using the same: A tubular casting liner for forming a definitive prosthetic socket includes an outer layer defining first and second surfaces and at least one polymeric layer having first and second surfaces. The first outer layer surface continuously defines at least a portion of the exterior surface of the casting liner, and... Agent:

20120185061 - Mechanical finger: A mechanical finger comprises at least two phalanges. The phalanges have tubular bodies made of a semi-rigid material. One phalange is adapted to be secured to a base. Another phalange is connected to an adjacent phalange for pivoting movement with respect to the adjacent phalange. A skeleton member in the... Agent:

  
07/12/2012 > 40 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. category listing

20120179235 - Composite stent grafts for in situ assembly and related methods: Composite stent grafts can include separate components that are capable of being repositioned relative to each other in situ. In some examples, a stent and a graft that are attached to each other in an insertion package do not overlap each other. The graft and stent are moved relative to... Agent: Intermountain Invention Management, LLC.

20120179236 - Sideport engagement and sealing mechanism for endoluminal stent-grafts: An endovascular prosthesis (10) includes first and second endovascular stent-grafts (20, 22), which include respective first and second stent bodies (32, 108), and respective first and second fluid flow guides (102, 109). The first stent-graft (20) is shaped to define an interface portion (103) having a distal interface end (34)... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20120179237 - Spray system and method of making phase separated polymer membrane structures: A spray system and method of using such spray system to fabricate a polymer membrane structure for use as a vascular graft or tissue engineered scaffold is provided. Generally, this spray system includes the use of at least two spray apparatus to apply different polymer and solvent mixtures to the... Agent:

20120179238 - Stent having variable stiffness: s

20120179241 - Stent segments axially connected by thin film: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a stent for insertion into a vessel of a patient. The stent has a front and back open ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The stent has a plurality of adjacent hoops that are held in alignment with the longitudinal... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20120179240 - Stent/fiber structural combinations: A plurality of endoluminal segments axially connected by fiber bridges is disclosed. The endoluminal segments may be superelastic nitinol that is balloon-expandable or self-expanding. The intraluminal segments may possess a textured surface or at least one geometric feature per segment, located at the apex of a strut pair comprising the... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20120179239 - Vascular prosthesis connecting stent: An expandable vascular stent includes an m 3 n array of ovals formed in a cylinder, m being the number of columns of ovals in the circumferential direction and n being the number of rows of ovals in the axial direction, and a plurality of prongs extending inwardly from the... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.

20120179242 - Implantable article, method of forming same and method for reducing thrombogenicity: Endothelialization of a bodily fluid or tissue-contacting, particularly blood-contacting, surface may be accomplished to render that surface substantially non-thrombogenic. Thrombosis may also be mitigated or eliminated by providing an eroding layer on the surface that results in the removal of any thrombus formation as the layer erodes. An implantable device... Agent: Nanyang Technological University

20120179244 - Device and system for transcatheter mitral valve replacement: This invention relates to the design and function of a compressible valve replacement prosthesis which can be deployed into a beating heart without extracorporeal circulation using a transcatheter delivery system. The design as discussed focuses on the deployment of a device via a minimally invasive fashion and by way of... Agent: Colorado State University Research Foundation

20120179243 - Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves: A method for replacing native valve function of a diseased aortic valve in a patient is provided. The method comprises: (a) guiding a catheter system having a balloon through the vasculature of the patient; (b) guiding an artificial heart valve assembly through the vasculature of the patient; (c) while the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120179245 - Methods of assembling and delivering an annuloplasty ring: A holder for an annuloplasty ring having a template defining a proximal face opposite the distal face, and a peripheral edge about which the annuloplasty ring conforms. The annuloplasty ring anchors to the template using one or more flexible filaments. The template includes a single cutting well on its proximal... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120179246 - Mitral valve cerclarge annuloplasty appratus and method thereof: A mitral cerclage annuloplasty apparatus comprises a tissue protective device and a cap device having a cerclage suture disposed within a first protective tube and a second protective tube, the proximal portions of the two tubes being attached side-by-side longitudinally to define a stem portion, the distal portions of the... Agent:

20120179247 - Apparatus and method for treating a regurgitant heart valve: An apparatus is provided for treating regurgitation of blood flow through a diseased heart valve. The diseased heart valve includes an annulus, anterior and posterior valve leaflets, and a subvalvular apparatus. The apparatus includes a substantially annular support member and at least one infra-annular support member securely connected thereto. The... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20120179248 - Vision prosthesis with artificial muscle actuator: A visual prosthesis includes an artificial muscle configured to deform in response to a focusing signal. The artificial muscle is coupled to at least a portion of an optical system for changing a focal point thereof.... Agent: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

20120179249 - Accommodating intraocular lens and methods of use: The present invention relates to an accommodating intraocular lens, which is suitable for replacement of the natural crystalline lens of the eye within the capsular bag. The intraocular lens can include a retainer plate with an annular region surrounding a central opening, and an optical lens. The retainer plate acts... Agent: Cornell University

20120179250 - System and method for breast augmentation: A system for cosmetic augmentation includes a plurality of microballoons. An injector can be provided for injecting microballoons into a subcutaneous pocket at a cosmetic site through an incision. A method for performing cosmetic augmentation surgery and microballoons for use in the method are also disclosed.... Agent:

20120179251 - Tissue marking implant: An implant for marking an area within a living body includes a matrix material and a marking material. The implant is formable to fit the shape and size of a cavity in the human body. The implant is configured to support tissue surrounding the cavity and to allow in-growth of... Agent: Senorx, Inc.

20120179252 - Prosthetic device and method of manufacturing the same: A knitted prosthetic device has at least two knitted sections, where each knitted section has at least one row of fiber. The knitted prosthetic device also has at least one intra-articular section disposed between the at least two knitted sections. In addition, the at least one intra-articular section has at... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120179253 - Prosthetic device and method of manufacturing the same: A knitted prosthetic device has at least two knitted sections, where each knitted section has at least one row of fiber. The knitted prosthetic device also has at least one intra-articular section disposed between the at least two knitted sections. In addition, the at least one intra-articular section has at... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120179254 - Implant and method for repair of the anterior cruciate ligament: Described herein are methods and devices for use in repair of a patient's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). These methods (and devices for performing them) allow the repair, rather than merely replacement, of the ACL. For example, described herein are anchoring devices that may be inserted into a bone and may... Agent:

20120179255 - Expandable spinal implant device: An expandable spinal implant device for supporting vertebral bodies can include first and second body members and first and second expansion mechanisms. The body members can each have a first end positionable toward one of the vertebral bodies and can each define a hollow interior. The expansion mechanisms can be... Agent: Ebi, LLC

20120179256 - Facet arthroplasty devices and methods: Devices and surgical methods treat various types of adult spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and kypho-scoliosis. Various types of spinal joint replacement prostheses, surgical procedures for performing spinal joint replacements, and surgical instruments are used to perform the surgical procedures.... Agent:

20120179257 - Expansion band with unilateral strain and manufacturing method thereof: An expansion band includes a first layer, a second layer, a shrinking layer for shrinking said first layer and said second layer, a bond line for sealing said first layer and said second layer to form an inner space therein and dividing said inner space into a plurality of air... Agent:

20120179261 - Interbody spacer: An interbody spacer includes a connecting portion and a pair of leg portions extending from the connecting portion. The connecting portion and the pair of leg portions define top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage first and second vertebral bodies, respectively, and inner and outer sidewalls extending between... Agent: K2m, Inc.

20120179259 - Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use: An intervertebral implant frame that is configured to be attached to a spacer body can include a pair of arms that extend longitudinally from a support member such that the arms extend substantially around the spacer body. The arms may be configured to expand, crimp, or otherwise engage the spacer... Agent:

20120179260 - Spinal implant system and method: A spinal implant system is disclosed. The system disclosed has a first footing adapted for inter-vertebral contact with a first vertebral body, a second footing adapted for inter-vertebral contact with a second vertebral body adjacent to the first vertebral body; and, a support slideably insertable between said first footing and... Agent:

20120179258 - Spinal spacer devices, tools, and methods: A spacer device for spinal fixation, such as in corpectomies and discectomies, includes a core and two end plates mounted to the core. One end plate is mounted to each respective end of the core. The core can be configured and adapted to be adjustable to allow for contraction and/or... Agent:

20120179262 - Humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis and methods of shoulder arthroplasty: A humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis encloses a stem module which has a shank and an upper shank portion with a stem support surface. A joint adapter is adapted to hold either a liner or a spherical cap. The joint adapter has an adapter support surface which interfaces with... Agent:

20120179263 - Stemless shoulder implant: A humerus implant for a reverse shoulder prosthesis has a cup shaped body and a thread at the outside of the body. The thread has a plurality of fins with cut-outs between the fins. At least one fin has an inclined leading surface which helps in incising into the bone... Agent:

20120179265 - Knee prosthesis: A knee prosthesis for a knee joint with a medial ball-like femoral condyle and with a width “w” is characterized on the lateral compartment by:—a trace-line “Lt1” of contact points “Pt1” for the tibia component (2) as a predetermined curve (15) on a spherical surface “Sc1”, which has its centre... Agent:

20120179264 - Prosthetic patella: A system of prosthetic patellar components including first and second prosthetic patellar components having dissimilar perimeter shapes and which are interchangeably usable without altering the securement feature formed on the natural patella or the position of the apex of the articulating surface of the prosthetic patella is described. A keyed... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20120179266 - Bicruciate retaining tibial baseplate design and method of implantation: A base component for a tibial implant has a lateral compartment and a medial compartment spaced from the lateral compartment defining an open central section therebetween. A connecting portion connects the medial and lateral compartments at an anterior end of the base component which anterior end is located adjacent the... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20120179267 - Trapezium implant for thumb and method: An implant for the trapezium of the thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint comprising an integral elastomeric member configured to include a body portion having a tapered neck, having extending from one end thereof an elongated, longitudinally extending tapered portion adapted to be embedded into a reamed out-channel in the thumb metacarpal... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20120179268 - Metatarsal implant: The present invention comprises a metatarsal head implant comprising a generally convex, hollow portion that fits over the metatarsal head of the great toe, a serrated stem, and one or more locking screws. The implant of the present invention may work in conjunction with either the patient's existing phalanx or... Agent: Small Bone Innovations, Inc.

20120179269 - Constrained acetabular trialing system: A trial head and shell for use in trial reduction of hip implants, and particularly bipolar implants, having locking features that prevent the head from dissociating from the shell during trialing, yet which allow the head and shell to be readily assembled and disassembled in the operating room. A cut-out... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20120179270 - Low stress multiple fixation acetabular component: The disclosure relates to revision hip surgery or total hip arthroplasty situations in which it is difficult for a surgeon to secure or fix an acetabular cup or shell to the bone due, for whatever reason, to bone loss or other bone deficiency. The system may comprise a plurality of... Agent:

20120179271 - Devices and methods for tissue engineering: A tissue engineering scaffold of interconnected and bonded fiber having a property with a value that is spatially distributed in at least two regions is provided. The scaffold has at least two regions with properties, such as porosity, strength, elastic modulus, osteoconductivity, and bioactivity that can be controlled and modified... Agent: Bio2 Technologies, Inc.

20120179272 - Braided prosthetic sockets with attachment plates and methods of manufacture: This invention provides new above knee (AK) and below the knee (BK) prosthetic sockets and implements specific manufacturing processes for the production of prosthetic sockets through the automated, computer controlled bi-axial and tri-axial braiding of sockets, over a mold or mandrel made of carved foam, plaster material or wax that... Agent:

20120179273 - Extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems and implantation method: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one aspect, the method involves identifying link pivot locations, fixing base components and minimally invasive insertion techniques. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20120179274 - Bifurcated, multi-purpose prosthetic foot: A prosthetic foot has a plurality of curvilinear leaf springs coupled to an attachment member, including a primary curvilinear leaf spring forming a forefoot arc, an elongated curvilinear leaf spring disposed below the forefoot arc, and a secondary curvilinear leaf spring forming a secondary forefoot member. The forefoot arc is... Agent:

  
07/05/2012 > 40 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. category listing

20120172963 - Delivery device: A delivery device for deploying an expandable prosthesis and method of use thereof are described. The delivery device includes an outer sheath that is capable of retracting in a proximal direction and resheathing over the prosthesis in a distal direction. The device includes a drive pulley that can engage gears... Agent:

20120172962 - Loading basket for a stent delivery system: A loading basket is secured at its proximal end to a portion of a delivery device. The stent engages with the interior of the stent basket when loaded onto the delivery device to prevent shifting or movement of the stent during delivery of the stent to a desired location within... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc

20120172965 - Conformable prosthesis delivery system and method for deployment thereof: A delivery system may include a stent-graft, a locking member, and one or more diameter reducing members. The stent-graft may include a tubular graft comprising first and second longitudinally extending sides disposed opposite each other and connected at a tangent line. When the locking member is in a locked position,... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120172968 - Controlled sequential deployment: A stent graft introducer (1) which includes a handle arrangement which by telescopic movement of a slide or slide portions (104, 106) into a handle portion (100) causes controlled sequential deployment of a stent graft (14). Stops (218,217, 218, 219) ensure actions are carried out in a selected order. A... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120172967 - Embolic protection systems for bifurcated conduits: An apparatus for removing emboli from a vessel during an interventional procedure comprising a catheter. The catheter includes: an elongate member having a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end; a dilation element disposed on a distal portion of the elongate member, the dilation element having a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120172966 - Medical device delivery system: A medical device delivery system comprises an inner tube, a medical device disposed about a portion of the distal region of the inner tube, a medical device sheath disposed about the medical device, a medical device sheath retraction device extending proximally from the medical device sheath and an outer sheath... Agent:

20120172969 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a self-expanding stent, an inner tube body which has a guide wire lumen, and a sheath which has the stent contained within the tip section thereof. The stent can be discharged by moving the sheath to the base end side relative to the inner tube... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120172964 - Stent loading and delivery device having a loading basket lock mechanism: A stent loading and delivery system, the delivery system comprising an inner elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, an intermediate elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end in sliding relationship to said inner elongate tubular member and an external elongate tubular... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120172970 - Progenitor endothelial cell capturing with a drug eluting implantable medical device: A medical device for implantation into vessels or luminal structures within the body is provided, which stimulates positive blood vessel remodeling. The medical device, such as a stent and a synthetic graft, is provided with a coating with a pharmaceutical composition containing a controlled-release matrix and one or more pharmaceutical... Agent: Orbusneich Medical, Inc.

20120172975 - Medical device for fluid flow and method of forming such device: A medical device which defines a lumen for flowing a bodily fluid from an upstream end of the device to a downstream end thereof is disclosed. The device has a luminal wall (14) that extends between the upstream and downstream ends and defines the lumen within which the fluid flows.... Agent:

20120172972 - Multi stage opening stent designs: In at least one embodiment, a stent comprises an unexpanded configuration, a nominally expanded configuration, and a fully expanded configuration. The stent further comprises a plurality of circumferential bands and a plurality of connectors connecting adjacent circumferential bands to one another. Each circumferential band has a plurality of struts interconnected... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120172973 - Self-expanding occlusion device: An occlusion device for implantation within a body lumen includes a distal end, a proximal end, and an expandable member extending from the distal end to the proximal end. The expandable tubular member defines a passageway extending from the distal end to the proximal end. The expandable tubular member includes... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120172974 - Stent: The stent comprises a tubular body comprising a plurality of ring units arranged in the axis direction and bridged by a connecting element. Each of the units comprises a plurality of cells connected with each other, each of the cells having a U-shaped form comprising two linear parts and a... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20120172971 - Stent with offset cell geometry: A stent defining a longitudinal axis is disclosed. A plurality of circumferential support structures are spaced-apart along the longitudinal axis. At least some of the circumferential support structures are interconnected by connection members that extend generally in a circumferential direction.... Agent: Ev3 Peripheral, Inc.

20120172976 - Methods and devices for delivering therapeutic agents to target vessels: The present disclosure pertains to stents having a coating applied thereto, wherein the coating comprises a biocompatible polymer/drug mixture, as well as devices comprising a metallic stent, a biocompatible polymeric carrier and a drug.... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20120172977 - Stent graft with two layer eptfe layer system with high plasticity and high rigidity: A vascular prosthesis and method are disclosed comprising a first flexible stent having a lattice structure with a compacted configuration and an expanded configuration, a second flexible stent inside the first flexible stent to form a tubular structure, a first film layer of graft material such as expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sandwiched... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120172980 - Kits with prosthetic valves formed with isotropic filter screen leaflets and methods thereof: In one embodiment of the invention, a catheter delivery system or kit is disclosed. The kit contains a prosthetic check valve with leaflets cut from filtration screen material with uniform pore size having openings with a dimension inclusively between fifteen and sixty microns. The screen material is made from biocompatible... Agent: Curia, Inc.

20120172979 - Methods for prosthetic valves formed with isotropic filter screen leaflets: In one embodiment of the invention, a method of forming a prosthetic check valve is disclosed. The prosthetic check valve is formed of leaflets cut from filtration screen material with uniform pore size having openings with a dimension inclusively between fifteen and sixty microns. The screen material is made from... Agent: Curia, Inc.

20120172978 - Prosthetic valves formed with isotropic filter screen leaflets: “In one embodiment of the invention, a prosthetic check valve is disclosed with leaflets cut from filtration screen material with uniform pore size having openings with a dimension inclusively between fifteen and sixty microns. The screen material is made from biocompatible material, such as polyester or polypropylene. One or more... Agent: Curia, Inc.

20120172982 - Cardiac valve prosthesis: A cardiac valve prosthesis includes a frame and a set of prosthetic valve leaflets supported by the frame. The frame defines a principal axis of the cardiac valve prosthesis and includes first and second annular elements expandable from a radially contracted state to a radially expanded state, a plurality of... Agent: Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.r.l.

20120172981 - Prosthetic valves formed with supporting structure and isotropic filter screen leaflets: In one embodiment of the invention, a prosthetic check valve is disclosed with leaflets cut from filtration screen material with uniform pore size having openings with a dimension inclusively between fifteen and sixty microns. The screen material is made from biocompatible material, such as polyester or polypropylene. One or more... Agent: Curia, Inc.

20120172983 - Methods of repairing an abnormal mitral valve: The present invention refers to an annular prosthesis for mitral valve. In one of its embodiments the annular prosthesis for mitral valve is made up of a posterior half-ring and an anterior half-ring coupled to each other on a first transverse plane which defines a maximum width section of the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20120172984 - Method for burying implant to choroid: After a vitreous gel of an eyeball is liquefied, a choroid is exposed; a vitreous humor is sucked to decrease a pressure in a vitreous body; a pocket is formed in the choroid; and then an implant is inserted into the pocket.... Agent:

20120172985 - Silk fibroin hydrogels and uses thereof: The present specification provides for methods for purifying fibroins, purified fibroins, methods of conjugating biological and synthetic molecules to fibroins, fibroins conjugated to such molecules, methods of making fibroin hydrogels, fibroin hydrogels and fibroin hydrogel formulations useful for a variety of medical uses, including, without limitation uses as bulking agents,... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120172986 - Method and apparatus for graft fixation: A device for surgically coupling a soft tissue graft into a tunnel of a bone. The device includes a first member and a second member. The first member includes a first graft-engaging surface extending from a first end to a second end of the first member. The second member includes... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20120172987 - Buttress plate system: Systems, devices and methods are provided for assisting in spinal stabilization. A buttress plate system is provided that can include an intervertebral spacer, a buttress plate, a spinal screw, and an insertion instrument. The buttress plate is configured to extend across at least a part of an intervertebral space to... Agent: Spinal Usa LLC

20120172991 - Composite interbody device: A composite interbody device includes superior and inferior endplates with a plastic core molded therebetween. The core includes one or more features for permitting bone growth through the core. Each endplate includes a bone interface side coated with hydroxyapatite, for promoting bone on-growth. Pores in the bone interface sides permit... Agent:

20120172988 - Intervertebral implant with multiple radii: An intervertebral implant comprises a number of components including upper and lower endplates and one or more inserts configured to be disposed between the upper and lower endplates. Complimentary curved articulation surfaces are defined on the insert-facing surfaces of the upper and lower endplates and on the corresponding upper and... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20120172990 - Prosthetic intervertebral discs having substantially rigid end plates and fibers between those end plates: 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 prosthetic discs described herein include one-piece, two-piece, three-piece, and four-piece structures. The subject prosthetic discs exhibit stiffness in the vertical direction, torsional stiffness,... Agent:

20120172989 - Vertebral osteosynthetis equipment: A vertebral osteosynthesis equipment including an intervertebral implant (1); a member (2) for connecting vertebral bodies (100) of both treated vertebrae intended to be assembled to the intervertebral implant (1); and a member (3) for assembling the connecting member (2) to the intervertebral implant (1). The intervertebral implant (1) includes... Agent:

20120172992 - Shoulder prosthesis with insert for locking screws: An insert (1) designed for insertion into a central cavity (10) within the upper part of the prosthetic stem (13) of a shoulder prosthesis. The insert (1) is provided with at least one transverse hole (6) that is threaded or provided with an inner retaining rib or any other screw-locking... Agent:

20120172994 - Knee prosthesis having cross-compatible dome and anatomic patella components: An orthopaedic implant assembly includes a plurality of dome patella components and a plurality of anatomic patella components. Each of the dome patella components and the anatomic patella components is interchangeable with a plurality of femoral components.... Agent:

20120172993 - Knee prosthesis having commonly-sized patella components with varying thicknesses and peak surface diameters: An orthopaedic implant assembly includes a plurality of commonly-sized dome patella components. Each of the commonly-sized dome patella components may be provided in various thicknesses and/or peak surface diameters.... Agent:

20120172995 - Implants for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: 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

20120172996 - Stem for use in joint arthroplasty: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.... Agent: Shoulder Innovations, LLC

20120172997 - Self-detaching layer for easy implant removal: A bone implant includes (a) a first layer provided over a first outer surface of the bone implant and being formed of a first material which is one of water-soluble and degradable in body fluids, the first layer having a first thickness and (b) a second layer provided over an... Agent:

20120172998 - Bone prosthetic material: Disclosed is a bone prosthetic material that is capable of preventing a plurality of members from being disconnected due to a difference in the coefficient of thermal expansion, and that is also capable of facilitating the work to insert them while ensuring the bone replacement capability. Provided is a bone... Agent: Olympus Terumo Biomaterials Corp.

20120172999 - Methods and devices to curb appetite and/or reduce food intake: The present invention relates to methods and devices that help to curb appetite and/or reduce food intake. In one embodiment, the methods and devices of the present invention include a small intestinal/duodenal insert comprising an elongated member with at least one flow reduction element that can cause the stimulation of... Agent:

20120173000 - Dynamically activated variable response socket with hydraulic pump: An articulating prosthetic foot is used for a prosthetic or orthotic artificial limb for amputees having a residual limb. The artificial limb has a pylon and a socket for receiving the residual limb and a vacuum pump connected to the socket. The articulating foot articulates on the pylon and has... Agent: Carl Caspers Consulting LLC

20120173001 - Dynamically activated variable response socket with hydraulic pump: A hydraulically-driven vacuum pump is used for a prosthetic or orthotic artificial limb for amputees having a residual limb. The artificial limb has a pylon and a socket for receiving the residual limb. The vacuum pump is connected to the socket and mounted in-line on the pylon. An upper portion... Agent: Carl Caspers Consulting LLC

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