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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor September class, title,number 09/12

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09/27/2012 > 40 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120245668 - Device and method for delivering a vascular device: A device and method for delivering a vascular device to a target site is provided that allows an orientation of the vascular device at the target site to be adjusted by a user. In general, the delivery device includes an outer tubular member, an intermediate tubular member within the outer... Agent: Aga Medical Corporation

20120245669 - Medical catheter device: Medical catheter apparatus used for implanting a vascular stent into a vessel of a living body comprising a catheter including a distal portion where a balloon attaching a vascular stent is provided, and a sheath into which the catheter is inserted and to be moved relative to the catheter between... Agent: Kyoto Medical Planning Co., Ltd.

20120245670 - Stent delivery system and method using the same: Disclosed herein is a stent delivery system which includes: a hollow shaft; first and second expandable balloons arranged around of the distal end of the shaft; and a stent which is arranged around the second balloon such that it expands as the second balloon expands; the first balloon having drug... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120245671 - Vascular stent with improved vessel wall apposition: A medical device is provided. The medical device includes a vessel-engaging member attached to a distal end of a delivery wire via a connection mechanism. The vessel-engaging member includes a plurality of rows and a plurality of bridges positioned between each adjacent row, each of the bridges connecting a vertex... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245672 - Endovascular grafts and methods of use: Endoluminal grafts include an endoluminal graft body and at least one vessel ingrowth component affixed to the endoluminal graft body. Endoluminal grafts can include luminal fabric and stent components that are longitudinally extendable from a first, collapsed configuration to a second, extended configuration. Endoluminal grafts can include at least one... Agent: Bolton Medical, Inc

20120245673 - Stent and stent delivery system for side-branch locations in a conduit: A stent includes a substantially cylindrical segment which is deployed in the renal vessel and a flared segment which is deployed in ostial and aortic regions of the vessel. The substantially cylindrical segment provides superior radial strength for maintaining dilated diameter of the renal vessel. The flared segment, which is... Agent:

20120245676 - Stent designs for use with one or more trigger wires: The present embodiments provide a stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises a series of proximal apices disposed at a proximal end of the stent and a series of distal apices disposed at a distal end of the stent. In a first embodiment, a first proximal apex comprises... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120245674 - Vascular remodeling device: A vascular remodeling device is provided. The device includes an anchor portion, sized for deployment in a blood vessel, that is radially expandable from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The device also includes a distal portion that is sized for deployment in a blood vessel. The distal portion... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245675 - Vascular remodeling device: A vascular remodeling device is provided. The device has an anchor portion, sized for deployment in a blood vessel, that is radially expandable from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The device also includes a distal portion sized for deployment in a blood vessel. The distal portion is radially... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245677 - Bioresorbable nitric oxide agonist prodrug scaffolds for vascular stents: The present invention relates to a bioresorbable scaffold for a vascular stent comprising a nitric oxide agonist and a polymer comprising a lactide, a glycolide and a lactone. The nitric oxide agonist is a statin or a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor. The nitric oxide agonist may be coated on the... Agent: Palmetto Pharmaceuticals LLC

20120245678 - Device and a method for augmenting heart function: A device, a kit and a method are presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The basis for the presented innovation is an augmentation of the physiologically up and down movement of the mitral valve during each heart cycle. By means of catheter technique, minimal surgery,... Agent:

20120245679 - Device, a kit and a method for heart support: A device, a kit and a method is presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The mitral valve plane is assisted in a movement along the left ventricular long axis during each heart cycle. The very close relationship between the coronary sinus and the mitral valve... Agent:

20120245680 - Heart pump controller: A heart pump including first and second cavities, each cavity including a respective inlet and outlet, a connecting tube extending between the first and second cavities, an impeller including: a first set of vanes mounted on a first rotor in the first cavity portion; a second set of vanes mounted... Agent: Bivacor Pty Ltd.

20120245681 - Flow estimation in a blood pump: The flow rate of blood in an implantable blood pump is determined at least in part based on a parameter related to thrust on the rotor of the pump. The parameter may be a parameter related to displacement of the rotor along its axis, such as a function of the... Agent:

20120245682 - Surface treated implantable articles and related methods: Surface treated implantable articles and related methods are disclosed. The surface treated implantable articles can be substantially flash-free, include one or more rounded edges, or include an enhanced optical clarity, one or all of which can be produced by polishing. The polishing can include causing the implantable articles to be... Agent: Qlt Inc.

20120245683 - Corneal implant for refractive correction: A corneal implant adapted for implantation between layers of a cornea to focus an image on a retina of an eye includes an inlay, an outer perimeter, and a clear central region capable of refracting light to compensate for a refractive error of an eye. The inlay also has an... Agent: Acufocus, Inc.

20120245684 - Copolymers for intraocular lens systems: Some embodiments provide a copolymer comprising: an acrylate recurring unit and an optionally substituted vinylaryl recurring unit, wherein a portion of at least one of the recurring units comprises a vinyldialkylsiloxy pendant group. The copolymers may be useful as soft acrylic haptics for intraocular lenses. Some embodiments further relate to... Agent: Visiogen, Inc.

20120245685 - Artificial breast implant provided on the surface threof with silicon open cell foam layer, and method for producing the same: Disclosed are an artificial breast implant in which the surface thereof is formed or modified with a silicone open cell (open pore) foam layer, and a method for producing the same. More specifically, disclosed are an artificial breast implant that has a surface including an open cell foam layer made... Agent:

20120245687 - Materials and methods for improved bone tendon bone transplantation: Disclosed herein is an improved Bone Tendon Bone graft for use in orthopedic surgical procedures. Specifically exemplified herein is a Bone Tendon Bone graft comprising one or more bone blocks having a groove cut into the surface thereof, wherein said groove is sufficient to accommodate a fixation screw. Also disclosed... Agent: Rti Biologics, Inc.

20120245686 - System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone: The ability to advance soft tissue into bone without externalizing it is considered an improvement for those knowledgable in the art of soft tissue fixation into bone. The above device/implant fixates soft tissue directly, then allows for fixation through a bony hole or aperture into a tunnel or void. It... Agent:

20120245694 - Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having durable connectors: An interbody spinal implant including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing lateral sides, opposing anterior and posterior portions, a substantially hollow center, and single vertical aperture, as well as an integration plate having a roughened surface topography on its top surface. The integration plate and implant... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20120245691 - Expandable interbody spacer: An expandable intervertebral spacer includes a body, a proximal end, and a distal end. The body includes quadrants that form a substantially cylindrical shape in a first configuration and a substantially cuboidal shape in a second configuration. Each quadrant includes a ramp portion with a ramp and a landing and... Agent: Alphatec Spine, Inc.

20120245689 - Interbody device insertion systems and methods: Provided is a system for implanting an interbody device into a disc space located between a first and second vertebra includes a guide frame including a guide member having an opening. The system further includes an implant trial including an elongated body and a base plate coupled to the elongated... Agent:

20120245695 - Lockable spinal implant: A spinal implant which is configured to be deployed between adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant has at least one extendable support element with a retracted configuration to facilitate deployment of the implant and an extended configuration so as to expand the implant and effectively distract the disc space, stabilize the... Agent: Coalign Innovations, Inc.

20120245690 - Locking spinal fusion device: A spinal fusion device for implantation between spinal vertebrae includes an implant member having an opposed upper and lower surface, an outer sidewall having an aperture having internal threads, and an inner sidewall defining a central opening. A plate member is attached to the implant member such that the plate... Agent:

20120245692 - Method and apparatus for computerized surgery: An implant for use in spinal surgery comprises a resilient element having an inflatable cavity. It is formed of a biologically compatible material and is arranged for placement between end plates of adjacent vertebra. The implant may also include a wound disc replacement element. A method of performing spinal surgery... Agent:

20120245693 - Spinal fixation device: A spinal fixation device includes a proximal surface having a first portion defining a first plane and a second portion defining a second plane. The first and second planes define a first angle in relation to each other. The first and second planes define first through holes and a second... Agent:

20120245696 - Spinal implant apparatus and methods: A method of inserting and positioning an intervertebral spacer is provided. The spacer includes a longitudinal axis, an on-axis interface coincident with or parallel to the longitudinal axis, and an off-axis interface angled to the longitudinal axis. The spacer's front end may be curved. The method may include inserting the... Agent:

20120245688 - Universal disc prosthesis: A disc prosthesis designed to effectively replace a damaged intervertebral disc, enabling the various normal movements between two adjacent vertebral bodies and controlling these movements and their extent within the same physiological limits that determine the relative motions of two adjacent vertebrae separated by a healthy intervertebral disc.... Agent:

20120245697 - Pulsed current sintering for surfaces of medical implants: A porous medical implant and a method of making same is described. The medical implant comprises a porous surface formed by application of pulsed electrical energy ins such a way as to cause a localized heating in the surface of the material comprising portions of the implant. The method comprises... Agent: Smith & Nephew Inc.

20120245698 - Shoulder prosthesis: A prosthesis may include a stem, an adaptor and a head. The stem may include a longitudinal axis. The adaptor may include a first taper having a first taper axis of symmetry. The head may be rotatably supported by the adaptor and may include a semispherical articulating surface defined by... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120245699 - Joint arthroplasty devices: A mobile bearing implant includes a first component. The first component includes a bone facing surface for engaging one of a substantially uncut articular cartilage surface and a substantially uncut subchondral bone surface. The bone facing surface substantially matches the one of the articular cartilage surface and the subchondral bone... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20120245700 - Load bearing implants: A bio-compatible femoral stem is made from a bio-compatible titanium alloy or cobalt-chromium alloy, each of which have an elastic modulus far greater than that of natural bone. When the implant heals within a bone cavity, the implant essentially carries substantially the entire load. Transfer of load to the surrounding... Agent:

20120245701 - Hemi ankle implant: An ankle implant having a bearing, a tray and a bone screw. The tray is implanted to a talus bone. The tray includes a stem extending from the tray for connecting to the bone screw. The bone screw includes a shank and an enlarged head proximate its distal end. The... Agent:

20120245702 - Prosthetic assembly: A prosthetic assembly A prosthetic assembly (10) comprising: a body portion (12); first and second flanges (14, 16) provided on a rim (18) of the body portion; the first and second flanges being provided with first and second openings (20, 22) respectively; and a bridging member (24) connectable to the... Agent: Biomet Uk Limited

20120245703 - Composite bone material implant and method: The present invention relates to a method of forming a bone composite, comprising: providing bone tissue; grinding said bone tissue to form ground tissue; molding the ground bone tissue into a bone composite; applying a binder to the bone composite; applying a vacuum to the mold, and optionally milling or... Agent:

20120245704 - Sleeve for bone fixation device: Disclosed is a bone fixation device of the type useful for connecting two or more bones or bone fragments together or connecting soft tissue or tendon to bone. The device comprises an elongate body having a distal anchor thereon. An axially moveable proximal anchor is carried by the proximal end... Agent:

20120245706 - Mesh enclosed tissue constructs: Described is a scaffold that is strong enough to resist forces that exist inside a body, while possessing biocompatible surfaces. The scaffold is formed of a layer of mesh (e.g., Stainless Steel or Nitinol) that is tightly enclosed by a multi-layer biological matrix. The biological matrix can include three layers,... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120245705 - Methods and devices for cellular transplantation: Devices and methods for transplanting cells in a host body are described. The cell comprises a porous scaffold that allows ingrowth of vascular and connective tissues, a plug or plug system configured for placement within the porous scaffold, and a seal configured to enclose a proximal opening in the porous... Agent:

20120245707 - Locking device, in particular for prostheses: The object of providing a device which renders it possible to allow an artificial knee joint at least temporarily a further degree of freedom so as to enable a natural course of movement is solved by the locking device according to the invention for use in a prosthesis, which consists... Agent: Streifeneder Ortho.production Gmbh

  
09/20/2012 > 36 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120239128 - Stent and delivery system: Techniques are disclosed that allow a stent to be folded within a balloon of a stent delivery system. In one example, a stent has first and second columns that extend from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis. Each of the first columns extend substantially parallel... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120239129 - Twisting bifurcation delivery system: A catheter system comprises a catheter having an elongate catheter shaft such that a portion of the catheter shaft proximal a stent retaining region defines at least one bend that is bent around the longitudinal axis of a vessel. The catheter also has a side branch guidewire housing, defining a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120239130 - Stent delivery system with nitinol trigger wire: A stent graft delivery system (50) has a stent graft (74) retained on it. The stent graft has an exposed proximally extending self expanding stent (76) which is retained in a distally opening capsule (78) at the distal end of a nose cone dilator (58) on the delivery system. A... Agent: William A Cook Australia Pty. Ltd.

20120239131 - Methods and apparatus for treatment of aneurysmal tissue: Methods and apparatus for aiding aneurysm repair are provided. Such apparatus is constructed to support or bolster the aneurysmal site and supply a therapeutic agent to aid in healing the surrounding aneurysmal tissue.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120239132 - Method of implanting a stent graft and creating a fenestration therein: A stent graft provides for a fenestration to be created by a side branch fenestration creation device. A kit comprises a side branch fenestration creation device and a stent graft in which a fenestration may be created thereby.... Agent:

20120239134 - Apparatus and methods to enhance bonding in endoluminal prostheses: The present embodiments provide an endoluminal prosthesis comprising a first membrane having a lumen for allowing fluid flow, and a stent having contracted and expanded states. At least one surface enhancement member, separate from the stent, is secured to the stent prior to a coxial overlapping state of the stent... Agent:

20120239135 - Stents including poly(l-lactide) formulations that minimize molecular weight drop during processing: A stent scaffolding including a polymer formulation comprising PLLA and polymandelide is disclosed. The polymandelide reduces the molecular weight drop during processing, particularly during sterilization. The stent scaffolding can further include one or more additional stabilizing agents that additionally reduce the molecular weight drop during processing.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120239133 - Surgical implant devices and methods for their manufacture and use: Sealable and repositionable implant devices are provided with one or more improvements that increase the ability of implants such as endovascular grafts to be precisely deployed or re-deployed, with better in situ accommodation to the local anatomy of the targeted recipient anatomic site, and/or with the ability for post-deployment adjustment... Agent:

20120239137 - Defferential dilation stent and method of use: Embodiments herein provide differential dilation stents for use in percutaneous interventions, such as transluminal bypass procedures. In some embodiments, the stents may be used in the process of creating an arteriovenous (AV) fistula during a percutaneous bypass procedure, and such stents may have two or more specialized regions that are... Agent: Pq Bypass, Inc.

20120239136 - Flexible intraluminal stent: A stent comprising: at least one individual closed hoop member formed from a resilient material, the hoop, in a two dimensional configuration, having a diametral dimension that exceeds the diameter of the largest blood vessel into which it will be inserted; and the hoop being resiliency deformable or resiliency deformed... Agent: National University Of Ireland, Galway

20120239138 - Implantable medical devices incorporating x-ray mirrors: An implantable medical device includes a radiolucent member provided with an x-ray mirror that reflects incident x-ray radiation to enable visualization of the device. The x-ray mirror includes a multilayer nanolaminate having alternating layers of a first metal or ceramic layer deposited by atomic layer deposition having a first refractive... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120239139 - Medical implants containing fk506 (tacrolimus) methods of making and methods of use thereof: Implants and methods of making same are provided for treatment or prophylaxis of coronary or peripheral vascular constrictions or vascular occlusions, and particularly, stenoses or restenoses, that comprise FK506 in chemically covalently bound, non-covalently bound or physically immobilized form.... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Entreprises Ltd.

20120239140 - Medical product comprising an active coating: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a medical product coated with a polymer layer, which comprises an inhibitor of the TRPC-3 ion channel underneath, in, and/or on the biostable or biodegradable polymer layer.... Agent:

20120239142 - Prosthetic heart valve delivery apparatus: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a prosthetic valve (e.g., prosthetic heart valve) and a valve delivery apparatus for delivery of the prosthetic valve to a native valve site via the human vasculature. The delivery apparatus is particularly suited for advancing a prosthetic heart valve through the aorta (i.e.,... Agent:

20120239141 - Transluminal cardiac ball valve and method for deployment thereof: A transluminal cardiac valve includes an expandable generally tubular cage including when expanded a generally uniform central region, first and second ends each diametrically constricted relative to the central region, a blood impervious region extending from the first end of the cage to within the generally uniform central region, and... Agent: Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd., A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of Palmaz Scientific, Inc.

20120239143 - Non-axisymmetric aortic valve devices: The present disclosure provides aortic valve prosthetic devices that are constructed in a non-axisymmetric shape, or are expandable to a non-axisymmetric 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.

20120239144 - Aberration-correcting vision prosthesis: A vision prosthesis includes an optical element having a characteristic function associated with refraction therethrough. The characteristic function is selected to reduce aberration in an eye when the optical element is implanted at a location therein.... Agent: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary

20120239145 - Strong porous trans-tendon repair device with suture tails: This reinforcing band (1) for restoring a soft tissue, such as a tendon or a ligament, comprises a textile component with at least one free edge (2, 4). In addition, the or each free edge is folded back into an inner volume of the textile component in such a way... Agent:

20120239146 - Cartilage implant: The present invention is directed to compositions having at least one neocartilage particle, juvenile cartilage particle or a combination thereof and a matrix, and methods and devices that include the compositions.... Agent: Isto Techologies, Inc.

20120239147 - Vertebral implant: A vertebral implant has a body extending along a body axis, having a pair of ends, and adapted to be fitted with its ends axially juxtaposed with respective confronting vertebral faces. An inner ring can pivot on one of the ends of the body about a first axis extending transversely... Agent:

20120239148 - Implantable spinal disk: Spinal disk including a shell, first endplate, second endplate and core. The shell includes sidewalls, back wall, front wall, top wall and bottom wall defining a compartment. The first endplate includes a first base, first top and first attachment. The first base is retained in the compartment. The first top... Agent: International Spinal Innovations, LLC

20120239149 - Apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc: An apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column includes a first retaining device having an outer surface engageable with a first vertebra of the spinal column and an inner surface. A second retaining device has an outer surface engageable with a second vertebra of the spinal... Agent: Axiomed Spin Corporation

20120239153 - Endplate-preserving spinal implant having a raised expulsion-resistant edge: An interbody spinal implant including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing lateral sides, opposing anterior and posterior portions, a substantially hollow center, and single vertical aperture, as well as an integration plate having a roughened surface topography on its top surface. The integration plate and implant... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC.

20120239152 - Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having a roughened surface topography: An interbody spinal implant including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing lateral sides, opposing anterior and posterior portions, a substantially hollow center, and single vertical aperture, as well as an integration plate having a roughened surface topography on its top surface.... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20120239154 - Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having durable connectors: An interbody spinal implant including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing lateral sides, opposing anterior and posterior portions, a substantially hollow center, and single vertical aperture, as well as an integration plate having a roughened surface topography on its top surface. The integration plate and implant... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20120239150 - Friction fit and vertebral endplate-preserving spinal implant: An interbody spinal implant including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing lateral sides, opposing anterior and posterior portions, a substantially hollow center, a single vertical aperture, and a roughened surface topography on at least the top surface. The posterior portion has a generally rounded nose profile,... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20120239151 - Method of using instruments and interbody spinal implants to enhance distraction: A method of using an interbody spinal implant by implanting the spinal implant into a patient in need of the spinal implant. The method includes accessing the disc space of the patient and locating the center of the disc space. The disc space is incised by making a window in... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20120239155 - Circular glenoid method for shoulder arthroplasty: A method of shoulder arthroplasty in one embodiment includes accessing a scapula, identifying an inferior glenoid circle center of the scapula, preparing a glenoid fossa of the scapula to receive a prosthesis, selecting a glenoid component, and implanting the selected glenoid component based upon the identified inferior glenoid circle center... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120239156 - Revision glenoid device and method: A method of implanting a revision glenoid component in one embodiment includes accessing a previously implanted glenoid component in a scapula, removing the previously implanted glenoid component, identifying an inferior glenoid circle center of the scapula, preparing a glenoid fossa of the scapula to receive a revision glenoid component, selecting... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120239157 - Ultra-passivation of chromium containing alloy and methods of producing same: The invention concerns article having a surface oxide layer up to 20 nm thick, the surface oxide layer comprising chromium and cobalt oxides where the atomic ratio of Cr/Co is more than 3. The invention also concerns methods for treating a chromium containing material, said method comprising contacting said material... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120239158 - Posterior cructiate-retaining orthopaedic knee prosthesis having controlled condylar curvature: An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing and a femoral component configured to articulate with the tibial bearing. The femoral component includes a condyle surface curved in the sagittal plane. The radius of curvature of the condyle surface decreases gradually between early-flexion and mid-flexion. Additionally, in some embodiments, the... Agent:

20120239159 - Knee prosthesis: A knee joint prosthesis assembly can include a femoral component that has a medial and a lateral condyle portion connected by a patellar track portion. The femoral component can form an opening between the medial and lateral condyles. A tibial component can have a medial portion that includes a first... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120239160 - Modular trial heads for a prosthetic: A prosthesis trial system includes at least one head member having an outer surface and a cavity configured to mate with an exterior surface of a stem member. The prosthesis trial system further includes at least one shell member having an inner surface configured to mate with the outer surface... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120239161 - At least partially resorbable reticulated elastomeric matrix elements and methods of making same: The present disclosure relates to reticulated elastomeric matrices, and more particularly to at least partially degradable elastomeric elements that are compressible and exhibit resilience in their recovery and that can be employed in diverse applications including, without limitation, biological implantation, especially in humans.... Agent: Biomerix Corporation

20120239162 - Devices and methods for tissue engineering: A tissue scaffold fabricated from tantalum fiber forms a rigid three-dimensional porous matrix having a tantalum composition. Porosity in the form of interconnected pore space is provided by the space between the tantalum fiber in the porous matrix. Strength of the porous matrix is provided by tantalum fiber fused and... Agent: Bio2 Technologies, Inc

20120239163 - Leg prosthesis: A leg prosthesis wherein the prosthesis shaft and the transtibial part are connected by a prosthesis shaft adapter. The prosthesis shaft adapter is constructed as a compact one-part component with a liner (sleeve as inner prosthesis shaft adapter) of the amputation stump and with a rearward extension for the prosthesis... Agent: Prolutions Gmbh

  
09/13/2012 > 42 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120232638 - Cutting balloon assembly and method of manufacturing thereof: A method for fabrication of a cutting balloon assembly is described. The method includes providing a predetermined number of filaments having predetermined properties, diameter and length and fabricating a scoring mesh on a weaving jig having a plurality of pins disposed circumferentially about the jig's surface. The fabrication of the... Agent: Cardioniti

20120232639 - Intraluminary stent relocating apparatus: An apparatus for moving an object disposed within a body lumen. The apparatus includes a first sheath, a coupling member and at least one contraction member for engaging at least a portion of the object. The coupling member is movable relative to the first sheath between a retracted position and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120232635 - Introducer assembly and carrier element for a medical device: An introducer assembly includes a carrier element (10) provided with an elongate cannula or catheter (12) upon which a plurality of sleeves (20) are disposed. The sleeves (20) are located within a zone (18) at which a medical device (40) is carried. The sleeves (20) include restraining mechanisms, typically channels... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120232636 - Method and device for vascular therapy: Medical devices, as well as methods of treatment and manufacturing such devices, are provided for applying vascular therapy locally within the body vessel. The medical devices include an expandable tubular frame and a sleeve. The medical devices can be used for local delivery of a therapeutic agent within a body... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies

20120232640 - Narrow profile composition-releasing expandable medical balloon catheter: The present invention relates to a composition-eluting balloon catheter (100) having a proximal (20) and distal (15) end, comprising an elongated catheter tube (6) with an inflation lumen (7) extending therewithin and at least one inflatable balloon (4) towards the distal end (15) in fluid communication with the inflation lumen... Agent: Blue Medical Devices Bv

20120232637 - Stent/graft device for open surgical placement: An assembly for open surgical repair of a damaged wall portion of a body vessel includes a stent/graft device comprising an elongated stent body and a graft material covering the stent body. The device is expandable from a compressed condition having a diameter less than a diameter of the vessel... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120232641 - Percutaneous endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis to be implanted in vessels damaged in a way as to be detrimental to the flow of the biological fluids they convey, intended for the treatment of aneurysms in areas of a vessel in the vicinity of a bifurcation, such as, for example, an aneurysm of the abdominal... Agent:

20120232642 - Punching-based stent and its manufacturing method: The present invention is to provide a stent comprising a main body or at least a strut and a principal manufacturing method by means of one punching die for precision punching machining without a follow-up rolling & precision welding step in order to fulfill improved yield rate, mass production, effectively... Agent:

20120232643 - Stent fabrication via tubular casting processes: Tubular casting processes, such as dip-coating, may be used to form substrates from polymeric solutions which may be used to fabricate implantable devices such as stents. The polymeric substrates may have multiple layers which retain the inherent properties of their starting materials and which are sufficiently ductile to prevent brittle... Agent: Amaranth Medical Pte.

20120232644 - Stent fabrication via tubular casting processes: Tubular casting processes, such as dip-coating, may be used to form substrates from polymeric solutions which may be used to fabricate implantable devices such as stents. The polymeric substrates may have multiple layers which retain the inherent properties of their starting materials and which are sufficiently ductile to prevent brittle... Agent: Amaranth Medical Pte.

20120232645 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full... Agent: Mvrx, Inc.

20120232646 - Support system for bioprosthetic valves with commisural posts with heart-shaped openings: A novel support system for bioprosthetic cardiac valves with heart shape commissural posts (18) and intercommissural conjunctions with long openings with oval closures (8), allows the better function of the valve by diminishing the forces applied on the leaflets during the cardiac cycle.... Agent:

20120232647 - Adjustable weighted eyelid closure devices and methods: Provided herein are embodiments of a weighted eyelid closure device for use in treating lagophthalmos. In accordance with an embodiment, the device can be implanted by an oculoplastic surgeon into a patient's eyelid, to treat lagophthalmos. The device's weight can then be adjusted later by the surgeon, if necessary, without... Agent:

20120232648 - Implantation of shape memory polymer intraocular devices: A shape memory polymer (SMP) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a Tg between 10° C. and 60° C., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum. The intraocular lens is then rolled at a temperature above... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

20120232649 - Intraocular lens cell migration inhibition system: Generally, an intraocular implant and methods for treating an ocular condition. In particular, an intraocular implant which implanted between an intraocular lens and the surface of the posterior capsule of the eye inhibits migration of residual lens epithelial cells after cataract surgery by providing structural barriers to reduce posterior capsule... Agent: Insight Innovations, LLC

20120232650 - Accommodating intraocular lenses and associated systems, frames, and methods: An intraocular lens for providing accommodative vision to a subject includes a frame disposed about an optical axis, a first optical element, a second optical element, and a connecting element operably coupling the frame to the optical elements. The frame comprises an anterior frame element and a posterior frame element.... Agent: Amo Groningen Bv

20120232651 - Shape memory polymer intraocular lenses: A shape memory polymer (SMP) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a Tg between 10° C. and 60° C., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum. The intraocular lens is then rolled at a temperature above... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

20120232652 - Implant with a visual indicator of a barrier layer: An implantable soft tissue prosthesis device comprising a silicone elastomer-shell filled with silicone gel or liquid, which among the layers that constitute its shell includes a barrier layer formed of a low permeability silicone, which impedes the bleeding or diffusion of the silicone gel from the inside of the implant... Agent:

20120232653 - Minimally invasive tissue support: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast is supported. In some embodiments, the methods provide ways of supporting and adjusting tissue, and the apparatus includes components and embodiments for supporting and adjusting the tissue. Some embodiments include... Agent:

20120232654 - Porous implant structures: Porous biocompatible structures suitable for use as medical implants and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. The disclosed structures may be fabricated using rapid manufacturing techniques. The disclosed porous structures has a plurality of struts and nodes where no more than two struts intersect one another to form a... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120232655 - Knot slip resistant woven cord: A woven surgical cord having interwoven warps (208, 210) and wefts (209, 210) extending over the length of the cord. The cord has an alternating width profile along its length that significantly reduces the tendency for the cord to slip when knotted. The undulations in the width are created by... Agent: Xiros Limited

20120232657 - Hydrogel arthroplasty device: An arthroplasty device is provided having an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) hydrogel that is strain-hardened by swelling and adapted to be held in place in a joint by conforming to a bone geometry. The strain-hardened IPN hydrogel is based on two different networks: (1) a non-silicone network of preformed hydrophilic... Agent:

20120232656 - Method and implant for replacing damaged meniscal tissue: A method and apparatus for replacing damaged meniscal tissue includes a meniscus implant including a porous body having a plurality of interconnected open micro-pores and one or more open cavities for receiving meniscal tissue. The interconnected micro-pores are arranged to allow fluid to flow into the porous body and are... Agent:

20120232659 - Angling inserter tool for expandable vertebral implant: The present invention relates to a method of inserting an implant comprising providing an expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise providing an angling inserter tool. The angling inserter tool comprises a handle portion, a base portion, and a tip assembly, the base portion being disposed between the handle... Agent:

20120232662 - Artificial intervertebral disc placement system: An intervertebral disc placement system includes a multi part intervertebral disc, such as a mobile core disc, and an associated placement instrument. The placement instrument holds the disc securely with the disc endplates angled for ease of placement of the disc into an intervertebral disc space and quickly releases the... Agent: Spinalmotion, Inc.

20120232665 - Devices and methods for treating tissue defects: The present disclosure describes embodiments for treating a defect in a tissue, the tissue having internal and external surfaces. A device includes a first portion for positioning at one of the internal and external surfaces for applying a treatment force to the defect. In addition, the device has a second... Agent: Anchor Orthopedics Xt Inc.

20120232660 - Expandable trial assembly for expandable vertebral implant: The present invention relates to a method of inserting an implant comprising providing a trial assembly. The method may further comprise positioning the trial assembly between vertebrae in a patient. The method may further comprise rotating a drive shaft of the trial assembly to cause upper and lower gear members... Agent:

20120232664 - Instruments and interbody spinal implants enhancing disc space distraction: An apparatus for distracting a disc space having an annulus. The apparatus includes a spinal implant having a pre-determined size sufficient to balance frictional fit in the disc space and elongation of the annulus. The implant has a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing lateral sides, and opposing anterior and... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20120232663 - Intervertebral spacer implant with pivotally engaged links: An intervertebral spacer implant can include: a plurality of links, each link having a hole bored along an axis of said link and said hole of each link of said plurality of links aligns to form a channel bored through said plurality of links, wherein a first link of said... Agent: Arthrodisc, L.L.C.

20120232658 - Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator... Agent: Interventional Spine, Inc.

20120232661 - Multi-lobe artificial spine joint: An artificial disc is provided which more closely matches the movement of the natural spine. The artificial disc uses one or more projections and corresponding recesses to provide a sliding articulation. The artificial joint is inherently stable in that compressive forces placed on the disc such as the weight placed... Agent:

20120232666 - Humeral joint replacement component: A humeral prosthetic head has a non-spherical articulation surface coupled with an intermediate component connecting the head and the humerus, the intermediate component connected to the epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis, or to one or more additional components connected to the humerus. The intermediate portion provides for axial and angular offset... Agent:

20120232667 - Shoulder prosthetic: A shoulder implant assembly including a humeral stem, a head, a cup, and a taper adaptor. The humeral stem is configured to be inserted into a humerus bone. The head includes a metal substrate having a coupling taper and a polymeric cover mounted to the metal substrate having a convex... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20120232668 - Humeral joint replacement component: A humeral prosthetic head has a non-spherical articulation surface coupled with an intermediate component connecting the head and the humerus, the intermediate component connected to the epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis, or to one or more additional components connected to the humerus. The intermediate portion provides for axial and angular offset... Agent:

20120232669 - 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:

20120232671 - 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:

20120232670 - Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related 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:

20120232673 - Method and device for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic joint: The invention relates to a device and method for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic joint of a lower extremity, comprising a resistance unit with which at least one actuator is associated, via which the bending and/or stretching resistance is varied depending on sensor data. During the use of the... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Products Gmbh

20120232674 - Method and device for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic knee joint: The invention relates to a method for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic joint of a lower extremity with a resistance unit to which at least one actuator is associated, via which the bending and/or stretching resistance is changed depending on sensor data. During the use of the joint, status... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Products Gmbh

20120232672 - System and method for determining terrain transitions: A prosthetic or orthotic system including a sensor module and a processing module usable to determine a terrain variable, such as a terrain transition. In certain examples, the system is capable of anticipating a terrain transition prior to the user experiencing the terrain transition, which may include, for instance, a... Agent: Ossur Hf

20120232675 - System and method for acquiring and processing myoelectric signals in order to control a prosthetic arm: The invention relates to a system for acquiring and processing myoelectric signals in order to control a prosthetic arm, comprising: a pair of electrodes positioned in a muscle in the residual limb of an arm that has been amputated in order to detect myoelectric signals; an electrode positioned at a... Agent:

20120232676 - Method and apparatus for decreasing build height of prosthetic products: An adapter assembly allows mechanical coupling of prosthetic components such that a distal end of a socket adapter extends below a top surface of a prosthetic. The adapter assembly may include sets of external threads to operatively engage internally threaded surfaces of the prosthetic and the socket adapter.... Agent: Ossur Hf

  
09/06/2012 > 27 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120226339 - Balloon catheter: The invention relates to a balloon catheter for the placement of stent grafts (1) with a proximal (7) and at least one distal balloon (8), a multi-lumen shaft (5a) having one lumen (6) sized to accommodate a guidewire and at least two lumina (5a, 5b) for individually applying hydraulic pressure... Agent:

20120226341 - Catheter system and methods of using same: A modular catheter system including a sheath projecting distally from a delivery catheter having a main body module An inner core module carrying a stent thereon, the inner core being axially movable through the main body of the delivery catheter and the delivery catheter sheath, a handle member supported by... Agent: Endologix, Inc.

20120226343 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a delivery member, a frictional interfacing member disposed on a distal region of the delivery member, the frictional interfacing member comprising a plurality of perfusion channels, a self-expanding stent disposed over the respective frictional interfacing member and delivery member in a radially contracted configuration, and... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20120226342 - Stent with reduced profile: Medical devices, systems, and techniques are described for reducing the profile of a stent. In one example, a stent having a reduced state and an expanded state includes a plurality of interconnected annular rings arranged about a longitudinal axis, each of the plurality of annular bands comprising a plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120226340 - Temporary perfusion channel for percutaneous delivery of balloon-expandable stents: Technologies are generally described for percutaneous valve delivery systems with continuous blood flow. By providing a temporary perfusion channel in balloon-expandable stent and/or valve replacement systems, blood flow during the deployment of the stent or valve, when the inflation of the balloon may interrupt the blood flow, is ensured. The... Agent: Empire Technology Development, LLC

20120226344 - Stent grafts: Provided is a stent graft that has superior prevention of endoleakage due to being resistant to creasing, and has superior prevention of graft migration as a result of promoting cell infiltration into gaps among microfibers in a dispersed state and forming an integrated structure with the cells in the landing... Agent: Asahi Kasei Kuraray Medical Co., Ltd.

20120226345 - Biodegradable endoprostheses and methods for their fabrication: Biodegradable endoprostheses are formed from amorphous polymers having desirable biodegradation characteristics. The strength of such amorphous polymers is enhanced by annealing to increase crystallinity without substantially increasing the biodegradation time.... Agent: Elixir Medical Corporation

20120226346 - Low strain high strength stent: In at least one embodiment, a stent comprises an expandable framework comprising a plurality of serpentine bands and a plurality of connector struts. Each serpentine band comprises a plurality of alternating struts and turns. A plurality of the serpentine bands each have their proximal turns aligned on a common stent... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120226347 - Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease: A drug and drug delivery system may be utilized in the treatment of vascular disease. A local delivery system is coated with rapamycin or other suitable drug, agent or compound and delivered intraluminally for the treatment and prevention of neointimal hyperplasia following percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography. The local delivery of... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20120226349 - Mitral valve repair: Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a mitral valve of a heart of a subject. The apparatus includes a P1-anchor, a P2-anchor, and a P3-anchor, that are anchored to tissue in a vicinity of, respectively, P1, P2 and P3 segments of a posterior leaflet of the mitral valve,... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.

20120226348 - Conformable prostheses for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them: A heart valve assembly includes an annular prosthesis and a valve prosthesis. The annular prosthesis includes an annular ring for dilating tissue within a biological annulus and a conformable sewing cuff extending radially from the annular member. The valve prosthesis includes a frame and a valve component. The annular ring... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120226350 - Controller and power source for implantable blood pump: Methods and apparatus for controlling the operation of, and providing power for and to, implantable ventricular assist devices which includes a pump employing a brushless DC motor-driven blood pump, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a control system for driving an implantable blood pump is provided. The digital processor is responsive... Agent:

20120226351 - Accommodating intraocular lens: An intraocular lens includes a flexible capsule configured to be inserted into a natural lens capsular bag, a semisolid or solid portion disposed in the flexible capsule, the semisolid or solid material being adjustable so as to achieve emetropic refraction, and a polymeric gel disposed in the flexible capsule, the... Agent:

20120226353 - Devices with internal flexibility sipes, including siped chambers for footwear: Devices with internal flexibility sipes, such as slits, provide improved flexibility, improved cushioning to absorb shock and/or shear forces, and improved stability of support. Siped devices can be used in any existing product that provides or utilizes cushioning and stability. These products include human and other footwear, both soles and... Agent:

20120226352 - Self supporting and forming breast implant and method for forming and supporting an implant in a human body: A breast implant includes an elastomer shell; a dermal matrix disposed on the implant shell; and a support interposed between the elastomer shell and dermal matrix to separate the elastomer shell and dermal matrix. A process for making a breast implant includes disposing an elastomer shell in a support; and... Agent:

20120226354 - Method of using an implant for treatment of ligaments and tendons: A method of treating a ligament or tendon according to the present invention can include inserting a tissue-generating implant into the ligament or tendon to thereby treat the defect. The tissue-generating implant has a plurality of microparticles. The microparticles subsequently form a biological scaffold which operates at least as partial... Agent: Spineovations, Inc.

20120226355 - Tenodesis implant and inserter and methods for using same: The present invention provides a novel split barbed fixation device for tenodesis, soft tissue reattachment of tendons and ligaments to bones. The insertion device is adapted for an entirely arthroscopic approach while achieving fixation strength with ultimate pullout resistance comparable to interference screws. The device includes an integrated tendon grasper... Agent: Cayenne Medical, Inc.

20120226356 - Expandable corpectomy cage: A corpectomy cage is provided with upper and lower telescoping members which move axially between extended and retracted positions. A fixed length sleeve fits over the telescoping members. The sleeve is load bearing to support axial loads on the cage from vertebral bodies. The sleeve also prevents the telescoping members... Agent:

20120226357 - 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

20120226358 - Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements: The present disclosure relates to a spinal fusion impactor tool that includes an attachment means for securing an implant device to the distal end of the tool, a means for adjusting the angle of the distal head relative to the handle to better position the implant for introduction into the... Agent:

20120226360 - Prosthetic component for monitoring joint health: A prosthetic component suitable for long-term implantation is provided. The prosthetic component includes electronic circuitry and sensors to measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. 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... Agent: Orthosensor

20120226359 - Shielded prosthetic component: 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

20120226361 - Methods and systems for hip replacement: Methods and apparatus of the present invention provide for orthopaedic replacement of the hip while substantially preserving muscles and soft tissues around the hip joint resulting in reduced healing time and decreased risk of dislocation following the procedure. In an exemplary embodiment, an intramedullary rod 1502 is inserted longitudinally into... Agent: Ihip Surgical, LLC

20120226362 - Method and devices for the treatment of bone fractures: A system for treating bone fractures includes a tubular implant and a means for compressing the tubular implant. The tubular implant is configured to expand from a reduced configuration to an expanded configuration. The expanded configuration has a greater diameter than the reduced configuration. The means for compressing the tubular... Agent:

20120226363 - Method for manufacturing a device for regenerating biological tissues: A device for regenerating biological tissues, particularly for regenerating tissues of the peripheral nervous system, the respective manufacturing method and the instrument used in the method, the regeneration device comprising a hollow tubular structure based on biocompatible material and having a structural porosity in which the pores are oriented substantially... Agent:

20120226365 - Method and device for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic joint: The invention relates to a method and device for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic joint with a resistance device to which at least one actuator is associated, via which the bending and/or stretching resistance is changed depending on sensor data. According to the invention, the resistance is adjusted depending... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Products Gmbh

20120226364 - Method for controlling an orthotic or prosthetic joint of a lower extremity: The invention relates to a method for controlling an orthotic or prosthetic joint of a lower extremity with a resistance device to which at least one actuator is associated, via which the bending and/or stretching resistance is changed depending on sensor data. During the use of the joint, status information... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Products Gmbh

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