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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/13

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01/31/2013 > 38 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20130030513 - Ostial stent: An ostial stent for use in improving vessel patency includes a manually-expanding tube section that presents a distal opening of the ostial stent and a pre-shaped self-expanding SMA tube that presents a proximal opening of the ostial stent. The tubes are attached end-to-end to define a passage extending continuously between... Agent:

20130030514 - Introducer with extension: A stent graft delivery device (1) has an elongated extension piece (20) extending from its proximal end of the introducer portion (3). The elongate extension piece is selectively separable from the introducer portion. A plurality of auxiliary guide wires (50) extend from through the stent graft delivery device and through... Agent:

20130030515 - Graft including expandable materials: A graft for facilitating treatment of a deformity in a blood vessel wall includes a tubular body defining a first end and an opposing second end. At least a portion of the tubular body includes a super-absorbent material integrated into the tubular body and configured to expand upon exposure to... Agent:

20130030516 - Intravascular stents: Stent designs for use in vessels, such as the carotid and coronary arteries, are disclosed. The stents consist of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting members placed so that the stent is flexible in... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20130030517 - Stent graft device: A stent graft device for implanting in a body lumen, comprising a stent with non-staggered or staggered apexes, said stent comprising a plurality of stent sections, bendable connecting members forming said non-staggered or staggered apexes and connecting each of said stent sections to other stent sections to form a zigzag... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20130030518 - Coated devices and method of making coated devices that reduce smooth muscle cell proliferation and platelet activity: The present invention relates generally to the maintenance of blow flood using drug eluting stents and/or other coated medical devices to increased length of time of blood flow. Further, the present invention relates to drug-releasing coated devices for reducing smooth muscle cell proliferation and platelet activity to further limit restenosis... Agent: Nanocopoeia, Inc.

20130030519 - Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve: Described herein are systems and methods from delivering prosthetic devices, such as prosthetic heart valves, through the body and into the heart for implantation therein. The prosthetic devices delivered with the delivery systems disclosed herein are, for example, radially expandable from a radially compressed state mounted on the delivery system... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20130030520 - Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve: Described herein are systems and methods from delivering prosthetic devices, such as prosthetic heart valves, through the body and into the heart for implantation therein. The prosthetic devices delivered with the delivery systems disclosed herein are, for example, radially expandable from a radially compressed state mounted on the delivery system... Agent:

20130030521 - Devices for reducing left atrial pressure having biodegradable constriction, and methods of making and using same: A device for regulating blood pressure between a patient's left atrium and right atrium comprises an hourglass-shaped stent comprising a neck region and first and second flared end regions, the neck region disposed between the first and second end regions and configured to engage the fossa ovalis of the patient's... Agent:

20130030522 - Devices and methods for heart treatments: A method and device for treating a heart by assisting one or more heart chambers to expand during diastole. The method comprises providing a plurality of anchoring members; providing an elongate member and a release mechanism connected to the elongate member, the release mechanism being configured to releasably engage with... Agent:

20130030523 - Annuloplasty rings and methods for heart valve repair: An annuloplasty ring, configured for implantation in the annulus of a heart valve, comprising multiple segments each of which are geometrically shaped from a three dimensional perspective to conform to the anatomic shape of the valve annulus. In one embodiment, the annuloplasty ring is configured to facilitate a reduction of... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20130030524 - Artificial lens for cataract surgery practice: An object is to provide an artificial lens for use in an artificial eye device for cataract surgery practice. The artificial lens includes an artificial nucleus corresponding to a human eye lens nucleus and an artificial cortex corresponding to a human eye lens cortex. The artificial nucleus is formed of... Agent: Frontier Vision Co., Ltd.

20130030525 - Pre-stressed haptic for accommodating intraocular lens:

20130030526 - Crosslinked human or animal tissue products and their methods of manufacture and use: Degradable bioprostheses made of collagen-based material having amine-based and ester-based crosslinks are provided, as are methods for their formation and use. Some embodiments of the present invention are directed towards a method of controlling the ratio of amine-based crosslinks to ester-based crosslinks within a collagen-based material to provide a tailorably... Agent: Harbor Medtech, Inc.

20130030527 - Apparatus and method for ligament reconstruction: Apparatus for reconstructing a ligament, the apparatus comprising: a fixation device for maintaining a graft ligament in a bone hole, the fixation device comprising: a fixation screw comprising a body having screw threads formed thereon; and a ligament spacer mounted to the fixation screw, the ligament spacer comprising a canted... Agent:

20130030528 - Implantation of cartilage: The invention is directed towards a process for implanting a cartilage graft into a cartilage defect and sealing the implanted cartilage graft with recipient tissue. The invention is also directed towards a process for repairing a cartilage defect and implanting a cartilage graft into a human or animal. The invention... Agent: Lifenet Health

20130030529 - Implant interface system and method: An orthopedic implant having an implant body including a bone interface surface having a bone interface structure protruding therefrom. The bone interface structure includes a proximal portion of the bone interface structure adjacent the bone interface surface and a distal portion of the bone interface structure extending from the proximal... Agent:

20130030530 - Apparatus for promoting movement of nutrients to intervertebral space and method of use: Devices and methods are disclosed for treating an intervertebral space. A device is provided that extends from the middle of at least one vertebral body to the disc space between two adjacent vertebrae. The device allows nutrients, such as bone marrow, blood, etc., to migrate from the vertebral body to... Agent: Spinal Elements, Inc.

20130030534 - Allograft intervertebral implant and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention is directed to an allograft intervertebral implant sized and configured for insertion between adjacent vertebral bodies in a spinal fusion surgery. The implant is preferably manufactured from two or more pieces of allograft bone joined together by a joint, more preferably a dovetail joint. The dovetail joint... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20130030536 - Expandable vertebral prosthesis: The present invention relates to an expandable prosthetic implant device for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, and gear member positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis. The gear member... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc

20130030535 - Methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques: This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. A cannula is inserted to create a working channel through the skin and tissue of a patient using a transforaminal approach to the disc space. A viewing element is used to... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20130030531 - Radiolucent spinal fusion cage: An improved bone graft is provided for human implantation, particularly such as a spinal fusion cage for implantation into the inter-vertebral space between two adjacent vertebrae. The improved spinal fusion cage includes a substrate block of high strength biocompatible material having a selected size and shape to fit the anatomical... Agent: Amedica Corporation

20130030533 - Spinal implant and method of use: A spinal implant having a series of sections or units hinged together and a balloon connected to at least some of the sections, the balloon having a curved configuration. The implant has a first delivery configuration and a second curved placement configuration, wherein it has a more linear configuration in... Agent: Rex Medical

20130030532 - Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint,... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.

20130030537 - Implantable joint assembly featuring debris entrapment chamber subassemblies along with opposing magnetic fields generated between articulating implant components in order to minimize frictional force and associated wear: A multi-component joint assembly incorporated into reconditioned end surfaces established between a first bone and opposing second bone. A first component is anchored into a reconditioned end surface of the first bone and exhibits a first exposed support surface. A second component is anchored into a reconditioned end surface of... Agent: Linares Medical Devices, LLC

20130030539 - Patella orthopaedic surgical method: A method of surgically preparing a patella for implantation of a patella prosthetic component is disclosed.... Agent:

20130030538 - Method and apparatus for positioning a multiple piece prosthesis: A method and apparatus for positioning an implant system in anatomy is disclosed. The apparatus can include an alignment member operable to contact an implant portion, a bone, or other appropriate portion. The method can include using the apparatus to assist in positioning a single or multi-piece implant member. Also,... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20130030540 - Tibia implant for tightening the patella tendons: A tibia implant for tightening the patella tendons, has a vertical cross section which in mounted position tapers downward, an essentially vertically arranged base plate which carries a sponge structure, wherein the sponge structure on both sides rests against a respective vertical cut surface of a vertical knee proximal incision... Agent: Rita Leibinger Gmbh & Co., Kg

20130030541 - Device for positioning an implant: Equipment for placing an implant comprising an instrument for gripping the implant comprising two portions able to adopt a position of holding the implant and an open position allowing gripping or release of the implant once the latter is implanted, and an element for locking the portions in the holding... Agent: Safe Orthopaedics

20130030542 - Resilient knee implant and methods: This disclosure is directed to a resilient interpositional arthroplasty implant for application into a knee joint to pad cartilage defects, cushion a joint, and replace or restore the articular surface, which may preserve joint integrity, reduce pain and improve function. The implant may endure variable joint compressive and shear forces... Agent:

20130030543 - Hip implant: Provided herein are hip implant devices and related surgical methods. The hip implants and methods can optionally be used in patients of Asian descent.... Agent: Excera Orthopedics, Inc.

20130030546 - Stem structure for composite prosthetic hip and method for manufacturing the same: A stem 8 has the following elements made from FRP: an upper outer shell 4U, a main structure upper half 3U, a main structure lower half 3L, and a lower outer shell 4L when the stem is placed in a flat state. The elements are integrated into one piece by... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha B. I. Tec

20130030544 - Implant and method for producing an implant: An implant is provided with a main body (1) and with a double coating applied to at least one surface section of the main body (1), wherein the double coating comprises an adhesion promoter layer (2), applied directly to the at least one surface section of the main body, and... Agent: Advanced Medical Technologies Ag

20130030547 - Composite bone graft kit: A composite bone graft which comprises an allograft bone component; a synthetic bone substitute, wherein the synthetic bone substitute is in contact with the allograft bone component. The composite is arranged in a core/outer layer structure.... Agent:

20130030545 - Sinus stent: Paranasal sinus apparatus is provided, including a hole-forming member configured to form a hole through a bone wall of a paranasal sinus of a subject. An implant is provided, having a proximal end and a distal end, and which is shaped to define a lumen. The implant is couplable to... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.

20130030548 - Engineered tissue implants and methods of use thereof: A engineered tissue implant comprising a perfusion chamber formed with a biocompatible flexible tubular member having a wall defining an internal fluid flow passage and a porous scaffold within the fluid flow passage of the tubular member, the porous scaffold arranged such that, in a presence of a perfusion fluid,... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20130030549 - Leg prosthesis: A lower limb prosthesis for a transfemoral amputee, having a shin portion, ankle portion and a forefoot part of the foot portion formed as an integral fibre-reinforced plastics leaf spring component. This integral component is adjustably mounted to a knee joint which has a knee chassis, a cradle pivotally connected... Agent: Blatchford Products Limited

20130030550 - Modular human hand prosthesis with modular, mechanically independent finger modules: The invention is a modular human hand prosthesis with modular, mechanically independent finger modules, which may be applied in prosthetics as a replacement of a single finger, a group of fingers or whole hand or arm, as well as in robotics as a gripper. The device has at least one... Agent:

  
01/24/2013 > 34 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20130023976 - Ostial stenting system: A method and apparatus provide techniques for stenting ostial legions and other restenosis in vessels through a stenting apparatus that includes both a guidewire and a separate marker wire. In some examples, the marker wire is threaded through a tubular body of the stenting apparatus and in other examples, the... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20130023977 - Stent delivery system and manufacturing method for the same: A stent delivery system, and associated manufacturing method, are such that the outer diameter of the distal portion of the stent delivery system is relatively small. The stent delivery system includes a hollow shaft portion, an inflatable balloon disposed on the outer periphery of a distal portion of the shaft... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130023978 - Stent graft device: A stent graft device for implanting in a body lumen, comprising a stent with non-staggered or staggered apexes, said stent comprising a plurality of stent sections, bendable connecting members forming said non-staggered or staggered apexes and connecting each of said stent sections to other stent sections to form a zigzag... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20130023979 - Stent graft device: A stent graft device for implanting in a body lumen, comprising a stent with non-staggered or staggered apexes, said stent comprising a plurality of stent sections, bendable connecting members forming said non-staggered or staggered apexes and connecting each of said stent sections to other stent sections to form a zigzag... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20130023980 - Oval aortic valve: An oval valve for use in transcutaneous aortic (TAVI) or mitral valve implantation or for direct access valve implantation. The oval leaflet frame or stent provides a better seal with the oval native annulus to reduce perivalvular leaks. The valve leaflets are a bileaflet configuration to provide improved leaflet coaptation... Agent:

20130023981 - Barbed anchor: An endoluminal prosthesis includes a support structure including a curvilinear portion having a first strut and a second strut that meet at an apex. Disposed on the support structure is an anchor with an anchor body and one or more barbs extending outwardly from the anchor body. The anchor body... Agent:

20130023982 - Stent: A stent is configured to facilitate directional proliferation of cells on the inner surface of the stent to relatively quickly coat the stent surface with the cells so that the onset of late stent thrombosis or restenosis can be reduced or prevented. The stent includes a cylindrical stent main body... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130023983 - Method for treating an aortic valve: Expandable, percutaneously deployable, prosthetic heart valves and systems for minimally invasive replacement of damaged or diseased native aortic valves comprise an expandable, tubular stent body and a unidirectional valve assembly. Embodiments of the stent body comprise an annulus anchoring section, a sinus section, and an outflow section, with the outflow... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20130023984 - Commissure modification of prosthetic heart valve frame for improved leaflet attachment: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an improved support frame for a prosthetic heart valve. The support frame can include a plurality of diamond-shaped cells arranged in a plurality of circumferential rows. Three cells corresponding to the leaflet commissures can be configured as commissure tip cells, with elongated rounded portions... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20130023985 - Device, system, and method for transcatheter treatment of valve regurgitation: The invention relates to a device for use in the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve regurgitation, specifically a coaptation enhancement element for implantation across the valve; a system including the coaptation enhancement element and anchors for implantation; a system including the coaptation enhancement element, catheter and driver; and a method... Agent: Middle Peak Medical, Inc.

20130023986 - Artificial retina that includes a photovoltaic material layer including a titanium dioxide semiconductor: An artificial retina that includes: (i) a substrate; (ii) a first layer, placed onto said substrate and including photovoltaic material portions separated by at least one insulating material portion; and (iii) a second layer, placed onto said first layer and including conductive material portions separated by at least one insulating... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (c.n.r.s)

20130023987 - Porous materials, methods of making and uses: The present specification discloses porous materials, methods of forming such porous materials, biocompatible implantable devices comprising such porous materials, and methods of making such biocompatible implantable devices.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20130023988 - Soft tissue repair: Methods and instruments for repairing soft tissues of a skeletal joint such as for example of the foot or hand are presented.... Agent: Mtp Solutions, LLC

20130023989 - Meniscus prosthetic device: A prosthetic device that may be utilized as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device can restore shock absorption, stability, and function to the knee after the damaged natural meniscus is removed and replaced with the prosthetic device. In some embodiments, the meniscus includes an integral fixation anchor and... Agent: Active Implants Corporation

20130023991 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion: A self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatus is disclosed which includes at least first and second sliding boxes. A first screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body is disposed within the first sliding box, and a second screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body disposed... Agent:

20130023992 - Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs: A bi-directional fixating transvertebral (BDFT) screw/cage apparatus includes an intervertebral cage having a plurality of internal angled screw guides and screw members and a screw locking mechanism. The screw locking mechanism has leaf springs mechanically interacting with ratcheted screw heads of the screws and allowing the ratchet teeth of the... Agent:

20130023993 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central... Agent:

20130023994 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:

20130023990 - Minimally invasive apparatus to manipulate and revitalize spinal column disc: A method and apparatus are provided to manipulate and revitalize a spinal column disc while minimizing or preventing the removal of material comprising the disc. The method allows a device to be inserted in the disc either through a pre-existing rupture or through an opening formed in the front, back,... Agent:

20130023997 - System for replacing an intervertebral disc: System for replacing a disk between two vertebrae includes an intervertebral cage having an oblong body including at least two portions and separated by a gap extending along a curved axis and opening out through an opening at a first end of the body, and at least one introducer guide... Agent:

20130023995 - Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint,... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.

20130023996 - Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint,... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.

20130023998 - Shoulder inter-spacer component and surgical method of implantation: A shoulder inter-spacer implant has a first outer surface having a contoured profile simulating a glenoid surface and a second inner surface for resting on an outer surface of a prepared glenoid. The second inner surface has a flat or contoured profile void of any pegs, keels or bone interlocking... Agent:

20130023999 - Shoulder replacement apparatus: A surgical device (100) for guiding a key wire during a shoulder arthroplasty procedure, comprising a guide (105) for guiding a key wire (160) during the process of drilling into a scapula, and clamp means (101) configured to engage with the scapula neck such that a key wire located in... Agent:

20130024000 - Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20130024001 - Asymmetric tibial components for a knee prosthesis: An orthopaedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate with features designed for use with small-stature knee-replacement patients. The tibial prosthesis may include a shortened tibial keel, tibial keel fins which define a large angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the keel, and/or tibial keel fins which extend along... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20130024002 - Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities for knee prosthesis patients: Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities, more physiologic load bearing and improved patellar tracking for knee prosthesis patients. Such systems and methods include (i) adding more articular surface to the antero-proximal posterior condyles of a femoral component, including methods to achieve that result, (ii) modifications to the... Agent:

20130024003 - Ureteral stent for improved patient comfort: A ureteral stent for assisting the movement of urine along a patient's ureter and into the patient's bladder. The stent includes an elongated tubular segment extending toward the bladder from a kidney end region for placement in the renal cavity to a bladder end region. A central lumen connects at... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20130024005 - Composite implant: An implant includes a biocompatible framework material and a biologically-active material. The biologically-active material is embedded in the biocompatible framework material, and a portion of the biologically-active material is exposed to the outside of the implant.... Agent:

20130024004 - Method and system for sterilizing or disinfecting by the application of beam technology and biological materials treated thereby: A method of disinfecting a biological material provides disposing at least a portion of the biological material in the path of the gas cluster ion beam or in the path of the accelerated neutral beam so as to irradiate at least a portion of the biological material to disinfect the... Agent: Exogenesis Corporation

20130024006 - Prosthesis structure for lower-limb amputees: A prosthesis for lower-limb amputees having a foot segment and a tibial segment pivotally connected to each other about an articulation axis that perform an ankle joint of a leg/foot prosthesis. The leg-foot prosthesis has a gear motor whose axis coincides with the axis of the tibia. From the gear... Agent: Rizzoli Ortopedia S.p.a.

20130024007 - Orthopedic foot part and method for controlling an artificial foot: The invention relates to an orthopedic foot device with a connection part for the lower leg, a swivel joint (5) acting as an ankle joint (7) by means of which a foot part (10) is rotatably connected in the direction of dorsiflexion and the direction of plantar flexion to the... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

20130024008 - Shoe for prosthetic feet: A customized shoe for a prosthetic foot includes a polymeric body that is formed to the bottom of the prosthetic foot. The polymeric body may be formed to the bottom of the foot using a molding process or heat and pressure. The polymeric body may provide the function of a... Agent:

20130024009 - Breathable microframe prosthetic interface: A prosthetic interface includes an orientation assembly, a mounting plate and a load bearing assembly. The orientation assembly includes an anterior frame portion and a posterior frame portion. The anterior frame portion extends over an anterior portion of a torso of a wearer of the prosthetic interface. The posterior frame... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

  
01/17/2013 > 36 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20130018448 - Drug elution medical device: An endoprosthesis (e.g., a sleeve) can be used to deliver therapeutic agents to lesion sites. In some embodiments, one or more sleeves can be delivered to one or more body lumen sites in relatively few intervention procedures. The sleeve can be used to deliver therapeutic agents to a de novo... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20130018449 - Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof: This invention relates to prosthetic cardiac and venous valves and a single catheter device and minimally invasive techniques for percutaneous and transluminal valvuloplasty and prosthetic valve implantation.... Agent: Abps Venture One, Ltd.

20130018451 - Delivery system: Medical systems and devices are described. In one example, a system for delivering an implantable endoprosthesis into a body vessel is described. The system includes a handle assembly having a housing, a rotatable member, a first pulley engaged to the rotatable member, a second pulley rotatably engaged to the housing,... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20130018450 - Prosthesis delivery system with retention sleeve: A system for open surgical repair of a body vessel is described herein. A retention sleeve receives an expandable prosthesis. The sleeve has a delivery and a deployed configuration. In the delivery configuration, the sleeve has at least one overlapped region and the sleeve is sized to retain the prosthesis... Agent:

20130018452 - Anti-migration stent with quill filaments: A stent that includes a plurality of quill filaments. Each quill filament includes filament material, a surface, and a plurality of quills. Each quill has a tip, a body, and a base where the body extends from the base to the tip. The quill filaments can be interwoven to form... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20130018453 - Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics: An expandable venous valve having a support structure that is configured to enlarge the area adjacent to the valve structure such that the flow patterns of retrograde flow are modified in a way that facilitates the flushing of the pockets at the base of the valve area to prevent stagnation... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20130018454 - Small diameter vascular graft produced by a hybrid method: The present invention relates to a hybrid graft and methods of generating the hybrid graft. The hybrid graft comprises an exterior surface and a luminal surface. The luminal surface comprises a micropattern of grooves to which cells adhere and orient along. The exterior surface comprises electrospun microfibers wherein the microfibers... Agent: The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

20130018455 - Method of inhibiting vascular intimal hyperplasia using stent: A method of inhibiting vascular intimal hyperplasia including: placing a stent within a blood vessel, the stent having a stent body of a cylindrical configuration having outer and inner surfaces with a diamond-like thin film coated on the surfaces, a first coated layer coating at least the outer surface of... Agent: Tokai University Educational System

20130018456 - Techniques for attaching flexible leaflets of prosthetic heart valves to supporting structures: A prosthetic heart valve has an annular valve-perimeter-shape-defining structure having a radially outer surface. A clip structure is provided on the outer surface. This clip structure is used to attach flexible valve leaflets to the shape-defining structure. One or more retainer members may be used to help hold the leaflets... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

20130018457 - Coupling system for medical devices: Techniques are described for delivering a replacement valve to a target location in a patient. In one example, a medical device system includes an implantable medical device comprising an expandable anchor, a locking member engaged to a first end of the anchor, two posts configured to engage the locking member,... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20130018458 - Perivalvular sealing for transcatheter heart valve: The present disclosure is directed to embodiments of catheter-based prosthetic heart valves, and in particular, prosthetic heart valves having sealing devices configured to seal the interface between the prosthetic valve and the surrounding tissue of the native annulus in which the prosthetic valve is implanted. In one embodiment, a prosthetic... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20130018459 - Method and apparatus for tricuspid valve repair using tension: Apparatus is provided including a first tissue-engaging element, a first flexible longitudinal member coupled at a first end portion thereof to at least a portion of the first tissue-engaging element, and a first flexible-longitudinal-member-coupling element coupled to the first flexible longitudinal member at a second end portion of the first... Agent:

20130018460 - Pre-loaded iol insertion system: A system for easily transferring an intraocular lens (IOL) from an inserter into a patient's eye. The system includes an inserter handpiece with a holding station for receiving or storing an IOL. The IOL may be pre-loaded within the holding station during manufacture, and the inserter handpiece coupled to a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20130018461 - Foldable accommodating intraocular lens: A foldable accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) for implantation in a human eye, the AIOL including a hollow flattened sphere shaped housing including a shape memory optical element and a tubular casing mounted on the housing for reciprocation relative thereto for selectively compressing the shape memory optical element between a non-compressed... Agent: Nulens Ltd.

20130018462 - Air-operated speech aid: An air-operated speech aid that includes a cover cup, a tube, a sound guide tube, a gasket, and an internal tube. The cover cup of the speech aid is provided with a breathing hole, and a side of the breathing hole is clasped into a soft air gate. One end... Agent:

20130018463 - Collagen fiber constructs for replacing cruciate ligaments: The present invention relates to a collagen fiber construct composed of single collagen fibers, which is sterilized with alcohol and via irradiation and not populated with cells, wherein the single collagen fibers are isolated from collagen-containing tissue from mammals. The present invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a... Agent:

20130018464 - Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20130018465 - Spinal fusion devices and a method of performing spinal fusion: A spinal fusion apparatus includes a cage body configured to be inserted between two vertebral bodies and which has internal sidewalls that define a cavity which extends vertically through the cage body, and an internal compression member which includes a movable sidewall which defines at least one side of the... Agent:

20130018468 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion: A self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatus is disclosed which includes at least first and second sliding boxes. A first screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body is disposed within the first sliding box, and a second screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body disposed... Agent:

20130018469 - Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion: A self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatus is disclosed which includes at least first and second sliding boxes. A first screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body is disposed within the first sliding box, and a second screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body disposed... Agent:

20130018470 - Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs with vertical hemi-bracket screw locking mechanism: A bi-directional fixating transvertebral (BDFT) screw/cage apparatus is provided. The BDFT apparatus includes an intervertebral cage including a plurality of internal angled screw guides, a plurality of screw members, and a cage indentation adjacent to the screw guides that independently or supplemented by other screw locking mechanisms prevents the screw... Agent:

20130018473 - Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine: Methods for correcting a deformit in the spine by forming a trans-sacral axial instrumentation/fusion axial bore through vertebral bodies in general alignment with a visualized, anterior axial instrumentation/fusion line in a minimally invasive, low trauma, manner and providing a therapy to the spine employing the axial bore. Curved or relatively... Agent: Trans1 Inc.

20130018472 - Spinal fusion devices and a method of performing spinal fusion: A spinal fusion apparatus includes a cage body configured to be inserted between two vertebral bodies and which has internal sidewalls that define a cavity which extends vertically through the cage body, and an internal compression member which includes a movable sidewall which defines at least one side of the... Agent:

20130018471 - Spinal implants with stem cells: A spinal implant device has a synthetic or metallic or a combination thereof of these materials in an implant body structure and stem cells in a coating, or a sheet, wrap or a membrane wrap applied to surfaces on the implant body structure or alternatively filled with a plug of... Agent: Amendia, Inc.

20130018467 - Systems and methods for vertebral body and disc height restoration: Systems and methods are provided for assisting in the height restoration of a collapsed vertebral member, such as a vertebral body or a disc. The systems can include one or more modular spacers that are capable of being positioned within the vertebral member on their anterior and/or posterior surfaces, or... Agent:

20130018466 - Vertebral interbody spacer: An interbody spacer includes an elongated body with a maximum width between opposite side walls and a maximum height between upper and lower bearing surfaces. The interbody spacer also includes a leading end nose connecting the side walls to facilitate insertion of the interbody spacer into a disc space between... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20130018474 - Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint,... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.

20130018475 - Shoulder prosthesis: A prosthesis is provided and may include a central body having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of arms extending from the central body in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The plurality of arms may each include a first planar surface, a second planar surface, and a... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20130018476 - Shoulder prosthesis: A prosthesis is provided and may include a central body having a longitudinal axis and an opening that receives an installation tool. The prosthesis may further include a plurality of arms each having a first end proximate to the central body and a second end extending from the central body... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20130018477 - Methods and devices for knee joint replacement with anterior cruciate ligament substitution: Methods and devices are provided for knee joint replacement with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) substitution. Generally, the methods and devices can allow a knee joint to be partially or totally replaced in conjunction with substitution of the knee joint's ACL. In one embodiment, a knee replacement prosthesis can include a... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation D/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital

20130018478 - Prosthetic implant support structure: A prosthetic system that includes a prosthetic implant and a support structure secured to an inner surface of a cavity of a bone is disclosed. The support structure defines a channel that extends through the length of the support structure. The prosthetic implant is received in the channel, and a... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20130018479 - Resilient interpositional hip arthroplasty device: This disclosure is directed to a resilient interpositional arthroplasty implant for application into joints to pad cartilage defects, cushion joints, and replace or restore the articular surface, which may preserve joint integrity, reduce pain and improve function. The implant may endure variable joint compressive and shear forces and cyclic loads.... Agent:

20130018482 - Implant sleeve for cement hip stems: An implant sleeve operable to center an implant at an implantation site. The implant sleeve includes a proximal end, a distal end, an annular sidewall, a mesh portion of the annular sidewall, and an interior area. The annular sidewall is between the proximal end and the distal end. The mesh... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20130018480 - Implant, component set, method of producing an implant and/or a component set and device for producing an implant and/or a component set: The invention relates to an implant with a basic body made of aluminum, a method of producing an implant and an device for producing an implant. The implant has a microstructure and a macrostructure. Through this the biochemical interaction between the implant and tissue is optimized with regard to degradation... Agent: Meotec Gmbh & Co. Kg

20130018483 - Rapid manufacturing of porous metal prostheses: An orthopaedic prosthesis and a method for rapidly manufacturing the same are provided. The orthopaedic prosthesis includes a solid bearing layer, a porous bone-ingrowth layer, and an interdigitating layer therebetween. A laser sintering technique is performed to manufacture the orthopaedic prosthesis.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20130018481 - Coated stents and process for coating with protein: A process for coating of implantable structures, such as stents, by using a composition which comprises at least one hydrophobin derivative (H), water and further components leads to long time usable implants.... Agent: Basf Se

  
01/10/2013 > 39 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20130013048 - Multiple drug delivery from a balloon and a prosthesis: Disclosed is an interventional device for delivery of therapeutic agents from an angioplasty balloon and from a prosthesis such as an intraluminal stent. The invention also relates to the method of loading the beneficial agents onto the balloon and the device, as well as the method of delivery of the... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20130013047 - Stent delivery system: Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member having a proximal end. A sleeve may be coupled to the inner member adjacent to the proximal end. A deployment sheath may be disposed about the inner... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20130013049 - Control handle for self-expandable medical devices: A delivery system is provided for a self-expanding medical device. The delivery system has a handle assembly with a housing. The housing has a slot with a deployment knob extending therethrough. The self-expanding medical device is deployed by restraining the housing of the handle assembly and pulling on the deployment... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20130013051 - Endovascular stent-graft system with fenestrated and crossing stent-grafts: An endovascular stent-graft system (10) includes fenestrated and crossing stent-grafts (20, 22). The fenestrated stent-graft (20) defines first and second lateral apertures (40, 42) in a central portion (34) thereof, which apertures (40, 42) face in generally radially opposing directions. The crossing stent-graft (22) includes one or more covering elements... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20130013050 - Multi-component stent-graft system for implantation in a blood vessel with multiple branches: A multi-component stent-graft system (10) comprises first, second, and third generally tubular stent-grafts (20, 22, 24), which are configured to assume radially-expanded states. The first (20) is shaped so as to define a first lateral opening (34) when radially-expanded. The second (22) is shaped so as to define a second... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20130013052 - Prosthesis coupling device and method: A coupling device is formed of a double tubing of a substantially non-porous membrane material, typically a conventional graft material, that is of inner and outer layers of membrane material. The inner and outer layers are coupled by bridging rings which allow the layers to be spaced from one another... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20130013053 - Thoracic stent graft: A thoracic arch stent graft (1) has a tubular body of a biocompatible graft material (3) and at least one fenestration (13, 15) in the wall on one side thereof. A combination guide and tubular side arm assembly (20, 22) is mounted into the or each fenestration. The combination guide... Agent:

20130013054 - Endovascular implant having an integral graft component and method of manufacture: A covered stent including an endovascular implant having a polymeric stent structure with an integrally formed membrane-like graft component, also referred to as a stent-graft, and methods of manufacturing the one-piece stent-graft by an injection molding process. A molding system for creating the polymeric stent structure is injected with a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20130013055 - Radiopaque intraluminal stent: The present invention includes a radiopaque stent comprising a cylindrical main body. The tubular main body comprises a cobalt chromium alloy that comprises cobalt, chromium and one or more radiopaque materials.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20130013057 - Medical implant deployment tool: A medical implant deployment tool and deployment method are disclosed. One aspect of the invention provides an implant system including an implant adapted for endovascular delivery and deployment; and a deployment tool adapted to deploy the implant, with the deployment tool having an actuation controller; a plurality of actuation elements... Agent: Sadra Medical, Inc.

20130013056 - Valve repair instrument: A valve repair instrument and method of repair for the mitral valve of the heart is disclosed. The valve repair instrument includes an elongated body having two ends. One of the ends being configured to maintain a muscle portion of a valve repair device in an expanded position for attachment... Agent:

20130013058 - Stentless artificial mitral valve, artificial valve leaflet, template and cutter: An artificial mitral valve 10 is provided with a ring 12 divided along the circumferential direction into two; an anterior cusp-side region 44 and a posterior cusp-side region 45 and an artificial valve leaflet 11 connected along an outer edge of the ring 12. The artificial valve leaflet 11 is... Agent: Waseda University

20130013059 - Annuloplasty ring system: An annuloplasty ring system for repairing an atrioventricular cardiac valve includes an external support ring (2), an inner adjustable ring (4), a sliding pushing element (6) mounted between the external and inner rings (2, 4), and actuating element designed to control the pushing element (6). The pushing element (6) is... Agent: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois

20130013060 - Materials for use in accommodating intraocular lens system: There is disclosed an accommodating intraocular lens for implantation in an eye having an optical axis. The lens comprises an anterior portion which in turn comprises an anterior viewing element and an anterior biasing element. The lens further comprises a posterior portion which in turn comprises a posterior viewing element... Agent: Visiogen, Inc.

20130013061 - Method of maintaining the structure of an opening in the anterior or posterior capsule: A method of maintaining the structure of an opening in the anterior or posterior capsule formed by a capsulorhexis whereby a device is inserted into opening in the anterior or posterior capsule, the device having a main body including a peripheral portion and an opening therethrough, wherein the peripheral portion... Agent:

20130013063 - Cosmetic surgery sizer: Disclosed herein is a sizer for use in cosmetic surgery augmentation procedures, along with methods for using same.... Agent:

20130013062 - Methods for creating foam-like texture: Methods for creating a foam-like texture on an implantable material are provided. More particularly, methods for creating foam-like texture on implantable silicone materials are provided.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20130013064 - Suture anchors and assemblies for attaching soft tissue to bone: Improved bone anchors are disclosed for anchoring one or more sutures attached to soft tissue to a bone. The bone anchor has an anchor body that extends between a distal and a proximal end. A bore is formed axially in the anchor body and opens at the proximal end. One... Agent: Hs West Investments, LLC

20130013065 - Tendon repair device and method: A surgical device for assisting in the repair and rehabilitation of a tendon, formed of a cylindrical, helically wound braid (similar to a “Chinese finger trap”). The device may be implantable, and configured to enclose the repair site of the severed tendon. As tension or pull is applied to the... Agent:

20130013066 - Methods and devices for joint load control during healing of joint tissue: Various methods for treating a joint are disclosed herein. According to one method, a joint is surgically treated by performing a surgical repair treatment on tissue within the joint capsule; implanting a load reducing device at the joint and entirely outside of the joint capsule to reduce load transmitted by... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20130013067 - Transcutaneous joint unloading device and method: Various methods for treating a joint are disclosed herein. According to one method, a joint is surgically treated by performing a surgical repair treatment on tissue within the joint capsule; implanting a load reducing device at the joint and entirely outside of the joint capsule to reduce load transmitted by... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20130013068 - Acellular dermal allografts and method of preparation: A method for preparing a sterilized human acellular dermal allograft where the dermal allograft is sterilized by irradiation and has a greatly reduced bio-burden and enzymatic and antigenic activity. This product line of allografts can be easily used by surgeons in soft tissue replacement or repair and has an extended... Agent:

20130013069 - Intervertebral prosthetic disc: A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower plates, a core disposed between the plates, and at least one projection extending from at least one of the upper and lower curved surfaces of the core into at least one recess of one of the inner surfaces... Agent: Spinalmotion, Inc.

20130013072 - Intervertebral prosthetic disc: A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower plates, a core disposed between the plates, and at least one projection extending from at least one of the upper and lower curved surfaces of the core into at least one recess of one of the inner surfaces... Agent: Spinalmotion, Inc.

20130013073 - Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis: A method for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis into a space between two vertebrae involves inserting the prosthesis partway into the space under constraint to prevent endplates of the prosthesis from articulating, releasing the prosthesis from constraint, and inserting the unconstrained prosthesis farther into the space. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Spinalmotion, Inc.

20130013071 - Osteoimplants and methods for their manufacture: An osteoimplant is made up of a coherent aggregate of elongate bone particles.... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20130013074 - Stand-alone biomimetic artificial intervertebral disc system: The artificial intervertebral disc of the present invention includes: a structured fabric having biomimetic structure and dynamic behavior, the structure comprising organic fibers, which are formed to be a cubic multi-axial three-dimensional fabric having tri-axial, to be interwoven tissues or to be a complex tissue of these; and tappets mounted... Agent:

20130013070 - Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint,... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.

20130013075 - Dynamic knee balancer with pressure sensing: A device for performing a surgical procedure on a knee includes an adjustable femoral portion, a tibial portion and at least one sensor coupled with the femoral and/or tibial portions to sense pressure exerted by the femoral and tibial portions against one another. The femoral portion is adapted for removably... Agent: Synvasive Technology, Inc

20130013076 - Dynamic knee balancer with pressure sensing: A device for performing a surgical procedure on a knee includes an adjustable femoral portion, a tibial. portion and at least one sensor coupled with the femoral and/or tibial portions to sense pressure exerted by the a moral and tibial portions against one another. The femoral portion is adapted for... Agent: Synvasive Technology, Inc.

20130013077 - Method and apparatus for augmenting the posterior aspect of a femoral knee joint prosthesis component: The present disclosure provides a femoral component having an anterior flange and a condyle opposite the anterior flange. The condyle can be augmented by a femoral posterior augment. The femoral posterior augment is securable to the condyle by a fastener which is actuated to a securement position by a rotatable... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20130013078 - Prosthetic implant support structure: A prosthetic system that includes a prosthetic implant and a support structure secured to an inner surface of a cavity of a bone is disclosed. The support structure defines a channel that extends through the length of the support structure. The prosthetic implant is received in the channel, and a... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20130013079 - Semi-constrained ball and socket joints: Regarding semi-constrained artificial ball (head) and socket (cup) joints such as the hip or shoulder joint, which allow for certain numbers of degrees of rotation along three independent axes. For example, one embodiment creates at least two axes of rotation through a super-spherical space carved out of the inner surface... Agent:

20130013082 - Metal material for bioimplant: According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a bioimplant metal material from which an abrasive used for sandblasting treatment can be easily removed by washing with water and which is excellent in biointegration to a bone or the like since having a good roughened surface and a... Agent: Kyocera Medical Corporation

20130013081 - Nanosurface: The invention relates to a method for modification of a biocompatible component comprising the steps of a) providing a biocompatible component at least partly covered by metallic oxide; and b) treating at least a part of said component, which part is covered by said metallic oxide, with an aqueous composition... Agent: Astra Tech Ab

20130013080 - Prosthetic implant support structure: A prosthetic system that includes a prosthetic implant and a support structure secured to an inner surface of a cavity of a bone is disclosed. The support structure defines a channel that extends through the length of the support structure. The prosthetic implant is received in the channel, and a... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20130013084 - Bariatric device and method for weight loss: A bariatric device 10 for use in inducing weight loss, comprising a lower stomach element 26 which contacts the lower stomach at least intermittently to produce a satiety signal to the user, giving a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger. The lower stomach element 26 may be combined with a... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20130013083 - Tissue-engineered constructs: Constructs including a tubular biodegradable polyglycolic acid scaffold may be coated with extracellular matrix proteins and are substantially acellular. The constructs can be utilized as an arteriovenous graft, a coronary graft, an arterial graft, a venous graft, a duct graft, a skin graft, or a urinary graft or conduit.... Agent: Humacyte

20130013085 - Modeling and desired control of an energy-storing prosthetic knee: An energy-storing prosthetic knee includes an upper leg structure and a lower leg structure hingedly connected to the upper leg structure. The lower and upper leg structures move pivotally relative to one another. A fluid actuator is operatively connected to the upper and lower leg structures such that relative pivotal... Agent:

  
01/03/2013 > 47 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20130006342 - Expression signature in peripheral blood for detection of aortic aneurysm: We hypothesized that gene expression patterns in peripheral blood cells may correlate with TAA disease status, and carried out a comprehensive gene expression survey on peripheral blood cells obtained from TAA patients and normal individuals. A distinct gene expression profile in peripheral blood cells can classify TAA patients from normal... Agent: Applied Biosystems, LLC

20130006343 - Devices, systems, and methods for inverting and closing the left atrial appendage: Devices, systems, and methods for inverting and closing the left atrial appendage. In at least one embodiment of a method for closing a left atrial appendage of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of inverting a distal portion of a left atrial appendage, and constraining the inverted distal... Agent: Cvdevices, LLC

20130006345 - Method of using interventional medical device system having an elongation retarding portion: Use of an interventional medical device system operable while within a body vessel is provided with a generally hollow tubular proximal portion, distal portion, and intermediate portion. The proximal portion and at least part of the distal portion remains outside of the body in use, with the remainder of the... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

20130006344 - Stent positioning system and method: A stent combined with a positioning apparatus to effectively place the stent at a precise deployment site within a narrowed vascular region such as an artery. The stent is maneuvered through the vessel and is guided by a guiding catheter up the vessel to where the narrowing is located. Upon... Agent:

20130006346 - Spring controlled stent delivery system: A stent delivery system and a method for releasably constraining a stent and a method of implanting a stent are provided. The stent delivery 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... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20130006347 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system and method are provided. The system includes an inner elongate shaft and an outer elongate shaft, the inner elongate shaft coaxially extends at least partially within the lumen of the outer elongate shaft and the inner and outer elongate shafts are movably positionable relative to each... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20130006348 - Stretchable stent and delivery: An implant delivery catheter enables permanent modification of the implant length in the vicinity of the treatment site prior to radial expansion thereof. The implant is releasable carried between inner and outer tubular members of the delivery catheter which, upon repositioning relative to one another using an actuator mechanism, impart... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20130006349 - Tissue engineered blood vessels: Compositions and methods of using tissue engineered blood vessels to repair and regenerate blood vessels of patients with vascular disease are disclosed.... Agent:

20130006350 - Drug-delivery endovascular stent and method for treating restenosis: An intravascular stent and method for inhibiting restenosis, following vascular injury, is disclosed. The stent has an expandable, linked-filament body and a drug-release coating formed on the stent-body filaments, for contacting the vessel injury site when the stent is placed in-situ in an expanded condition. The coating releases, for a... Agent: Biosensors International Group, Ltd.

20130006351 - Polymer coatings containing drug powder of controlled morphology: A method for depositing a coating comprising a polymer and pharmaceutical agent on a substrate, comprising the following steps: discharging at least one pharmaceutical agent in a therapeutically desirable morphology in dry powder form through a first orifice; discharging at least one polymer in dry powder form through a second... Agent: Micell Technologies, Inc.

20130006352 - Heart valve repair devices and methods: Devices and methods for the repair of the functioning of heart valves are provided. A device may comprise a first section having a generally spiral shape and a second section connected to the first section. A method involves positioning the device such that chords associated with the heart valve are... Agent: Mitralix Ltd.

20130006353 - Accomodating intraocular lens assembly: An accommodating intraocular lens (AIOL) assembly (10) including an optics assembly (12) including an inflatable member (14), and characterised by an extra-capsular-bag interface structure (16) for interfacing with ocular structure of an eye external to a capsular bag for implanting the AIOL (10) outside the capsular bag, the extra-capsular-bag interface... Agent:

20130006354 - Integrated prosthetic element: Integrated prosthetic element usable for bone implant operations or as a bone filler or replacement, comprising at least a metal support and an insert made of plastic material coupled with at least a first surface of said metal support so as to define a wear surface, or insert, of adjustable... Agent: Limacorporate Spa

20130006355 - Artificial skin: The present invention relates to a method for producing artificial skin, comprising: adding a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor and a heparanase inhibitor to an artificial skin formation culture medium comprising human epidermal keratinocytes and human dermal fibroblasts, culturing the cells in the artificial skin formation culture medium, and forming artificial skin.... Agent: Shiseido Company, Ltd.

20130006356 - Magnetic prosthetic implants and methods thereof: Prosthetic implant devices and related methods are provided. The prosthetic implant devices includes an internal component and an external component. The internal component has an implant portion associated with one or more rare earth magnets. The internal component being of a size and shape suitable for surgical implantation into the... Agent: Fellowship Of Orthopaedic Researchers, Inc.

20130006357 - Spinal fusion device: A spinal fusion device is disclosed. The spinal fusion device includes a first endplate configured for fitting within a disc space and engaging with a first vertebra and a second endplate configured for fitting within the disc space and engaging with a second vertebra. The two endplates are separated by... Agent:

20130006360 - Apparatus for anterior intervertebral spinal fixation and fusion: A plurality of blades for use in a fixation device, each blade includes a body having a central opening configured to rotate on a shaft within a housing of the fixation device, control openings on opposing sides of the central opening sized to engage prongs of a rotating tool, and... Agent: International Spinal Innovations, LLC

20130006367 - Combined spinal interbody and plate assemblies: A spinal implant assembly combines a spinal interbody spacer with a spine plate. The combined spacer and plate assembly provides stabilization and torsional resistance to promote fusion of adjacent vertebrae. The spacer is configured for placement within an intervertebral space between the adjacent vertebrae previously occupied by a spinal disc.... Agent: Life Spine, Inc.

20130006362 - Device for inserting an intervertebral implant into a body and system including an intervertebral implant and a device for inserting same: A device for inserting an intervertebral implant into a body includes a flexible end portion having a free end, a thickened portion including an outward protrusion on the flexible end portion at or adjacent the free end, and a stop including an outward protrusion on the flexible end portion positioned... Agent:

20130006361 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent:

20130006364 - Facet joint implants and delivery tools: A spinal joint distraction system is disclosed and may include a driver assembly with a tubular shaft, a pair of implant holder arms, an implant distractor, an internal actuator, and a distractor knob, the system also including a delivery device with a tubular shaft, a receiving assembly, and a pair... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.

20130006363 - Implants with integration surfaces having regular repeating surface patterns: An interbody spinal implant, such as a solid-body or composite implant. The implant has at least one integration surface with a roughened surface topography including a repeating pattern, without sharp teeth that risk damage to bone structures, adapted to grip bone through friction generated when the implant is placed between... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20130006365 - Methods and systems for interbody implant and bone graft delivery: A bone graft system for providing bone graft material to a site of interest includes a multiple unit bone graft material loading device and a conduit. The multiple unit bone graft material loading device may be configured to accept a plurality of pre-formed bone graft material units and includes a... Agent:

20130006366 - Methods and systems for interbody implant and bone graft delivery: A spacer for implantation between adjacent vertebrae is provided. The spacer includes a distal end and a proximal end. The spacer also includes top and bottom surfaces spaced by sides. The top and bottom surface define a height, and the sides define a width. Each of the sides of the... Agent:

20130006359 - Posterior insertion instrument for an expandable support device: An insertion instrument for inserting an expandable support device, where the insertion instrument includes an actuator device operable to rotate a component of an expandable support device to a rotated position, such that the rotation to the rotated position of the expandable support device causes a first longitudinally extending member... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.

20130006358 - Spring device for locking an expandable support device: A locking device for locking an expandable support device, where the locking device includes a spring device integral with the expandable support device, and the spring device includes an end portion, a first flexible arm, and a second flexible arm. A first aperture of the spring device is adapted to... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.

20130006368 - Tapered joint implant and related tools: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a joint of a patient comprises creating a recess in a bone located at or near a targeted joint, wherein the recess includes a generally wedge or truncated cone shape. In one embodiment, the recess in a bone comprises a surface opening... Agent: Cartiva, Inc.

20130006369 - Shoulder arthroplasty system: An implant system for total shoulder arthroplasties, hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties including a humeral stem having an enlarged head portion with interfaces adapted to removably receive various modular interchangeable components, such as articulating liners, spacers, and adapter inserts. The humeral stem functions as a universal platform... Agent:

20130006370 - Trialing system for a knee prosthesis and method of use: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system that includes an orthopaedic surgical instrument adapted to be positioned on a proximal end of a patient's tibia, and a tibial bearing trial assembly configured to be coupled to the orthopaedic surgical instrument. The tibial bearing trial assembly includes a plurality of tibial bearing surface... Agent:

20130006371 - System and method of trialing a knee prosthesis: A method of trialing prosthetic components of a knee prosthesis including positioning a femoral trial component on a surgically-prepared distal end of a patient's femur, assembling a tibial bearing trial component, and positioning the tibial bearing trial component on a tibial base trial component seated on a surgically-prepared proximal end... Agent:

20130006373 - Posterior stabilized 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 posterior cam configured to contact a spine of the tibial bearing and a condyle surface curved in the sagittal plane. The radius of curvature of the... Agent:

20130006372 - Posterior stabilized orthopaedic prosthesis assembly: A posterior stabilized knee orthopaedic prosthesis assembly includes a tibial bearing, a primary femoral component, and a revision femoral component. Each of the primary and revision femoral components is configured to separately articulate with the tibial bearing. However, each of the primary and revision femoral components has different geometry. The... Agent:

20130006374 - Knee prosthesis having a mixed meniscal plate: The invention relates to a knee prosthesis (1) including a femoral part (2) connected to a tibial plate (3) by an intermediate meniscal plate (4) provided with an upper surface (5). The intermediate meniscal plate (4) and the tibial plate (3) are connected to each other by two planar joining... Agent: Implanet

20130006375 - Knee prosthesis: A knee joint prosthesis assembly according to the present disclosure can include a femoral component, a unitary tibial component, a medial bearing, and a lateral bearing. The femoral component can have a medial and a lateral condyle portion connected by a patellar track portion. The femoral component can form an... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20130006376 - Method of using a trialing system for a knee prosthesis: A method of assembling a surgical instrument includes selecting a tibial bearing surface trial component, orienting a shim relative to the tibial bearing surface trial component, and securing the shim to the tibial bearing surface trial component.... Agent:

20130006377 - Surgical instruments for use in surgically preparing a tibia for implantation of a prosthetic component: Orthopaedic surgical instruments including a base trial adapted to be positioned on a proximal end of a patient's resected tibia, and a guide tower including a tower base adapted to be positioned on the base trial. A method of use is also described.... Agent:

20130006378 - Polymer femoral trial component: An orthopedic surgical instrument including a femoral trial component configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared distal end of a patient's femur. The femoral trial component has a fixation side configured to engage a posterior aspect of the surgically-prepared distal femur.... Agent:

20130006379 - Talar-calcaneal sinus-canalis internal-fixation device:

20130006380 - Device for covering and/or reconstructing a bone defect site, and method for production thereof: A device for covering and/or reconstructing a bone defect site and a method for producing a cap of a covering device for a bone defect site, wherein the device for covering and/or reconstructing a bone defect site consists of a cap (moulded shell, rigid shell, shaped body) and of at... Agent: Reoss Gmbh

20130006382 - Gastrointestinal implant device: A gastrointestinal implant device comprises a sleeve for extending into the duodenum and an artificial valve for placement at the pylorus to control flow from the stomach into the duodenal sleeve. The implant device also comprises a support structure for the valve.... Agent: Vysera Biomedical Limited

20130006381 - Pyloric valve devices and methods: A pyloric valve is provided for inhibiting the flow of chyme through the pyloric region of the gastrointestinal tract. The pyloric valve includes a blocking portion having at least one axially-aligned annular flange defining a central opening and a support having a rim and a support surface. The support may... Agent: E2 LLC

20130006384 - Culture medium, graft, and manufacturing method thereof: A graft includes a carbon nanotube structure and a biological tissue. The carbon nanotube structure has a polar surface. The polar surface is formed by treating the carbon nanotube structure with polarization. The biological tissue is adhered on the polar surface. In addition, a method for manufacturing a graft is... Agent: Tsinghua University

20130006383 - Randomly oriented, fgf-2-modified nanofiber device for use in spinal cord repair: The invention relates to a device composed of a plurality of strips of randomly oriented nanofibers, wherein said strips are arranged along their longitudinal axes. In addition, the surface of the device's nanofibers are covalently modified with fibroblast growth factor-2. A method for using the instant device for facilitating axonal... Agent:

20130006385 - Placental tissue grafts and improved methods of preparing and using the same: A method for preparing placenta membrane tissue grafts for medical use, includes obtaining a placenta from a subject, cleaning the placenta, separating the chorion tissue from the amniotic membrane, mounting a selected layer of either the chorion tissue or the amniotic membrane onto a drying fixture, dehydrating the selected layer... Agent:

20130006386 - Further improvements to ankle-foot prosthesis and orthosis capable of automatic adaptation to sloped walking surfaces and methods of use: The present invention relates to an improved system for use in rehabilitation and/or physical therapy for the treatment of injury or disease to the lower limbs or extremities. The system can enable an amputee to proceed over any inclined or declined surface without overbalancing. The system is mechanically passive in... Agent:

20130006387 - Prosthetic connector: A locking device for a prosthesis comprising a locking mechanism that may be disengaged from the locking pin using a single hand, and that remains in the open position until the pin is removed. The locking mechanism of the present invention thus provides a secure connection that may be more... Agent: Atteraas Invent As

20130006388 - Orthopedic knee joint and method for controlling an orthopedic knee joint: An orthopedic knee joint having an upper part with upper connecting features, a lower part which is mounted pivotably on the upper part and has connecting features for prosthetic components, and a stop for limiting an extension movement. The stop and is coupled to an adjusting device, which is coupled... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

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