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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor

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10/02/2014 > 43 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.

20140296959 - Apparatus and method for loading and delivering a stent using a suture retaining mechanism: An assembly for delivering an intraluminary member into a body lumen including a delivery catheter including an elongated tubular member, an elongated rod disposed within and slidingly engaged with the tubular member, a handle fixed to a proximal end of the rod, and at least one securing mechanism located on... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140296958 - Intravascular device with netting system: An intravascular device for keeping open a previously constricted site within a vessel and for minimizing tissue debris at such a site from closing off the vessel is provided. The device includes an expandable substantially tubular body defined by a framework having a plurality of openings. The device also includes... Agent:

20140296962 - Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same: A method for implanting a stent includes contracting a self-expanding/forcibly-expanding stent of a shape-memory material set to a given shape to a reduced implantation size with a delivery system having drive wires. The stent has a selectively adjustable assembly with adjustable elements operatively connected to the drive wires such that,... Agent:

20140296960 - Medical device delivery system and method of flushing same: A medical device delivery system includes a catheter defining an inner space, and an outer retractable portion positioned over the catheter and defining an annular space between the catheter and the outer retractable portion. At least one bypass opening through a sidewall of the catheter fluidly connects the inner space... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140296961 - Medical implant and method for production thereof: A medical implant has a compressed and expanded state with an open-worked, preferably hollow-cylindrical main structure composed of a plurality of crosspieces, of which at least two are interconnected in each case at node elements. In the compressed state, even with complicated movements of the implant, for example when inserted... Agent:

20140296963 - Modular stent grafting methods and apparatus: The present disclosure provides a modular stent assembly for deployment within a lumen. The assembly may include primary and secondary stent portions. Each stent portion includes a sheet having an incomplete annular profile. The sheet includes a graft material disposed on a wire matrix. Each stent portion further includes an... Agent:

20140296964 - Prosthesis having pivoting fenestration: The present disclosure relates to an endoluminal prosthesis, such as a stent graft that includes one or more fenestrations to accommodate endovascular disease, such as an aneurysm in cases where one or more side branches is involved. In one aspect, the prosthesis includes fenestrations that are pivotable to accommodate the... Agent:

20140296965 - Monolithic medical devices, methods of making and using the same: The monolithic device comprises a plurality of scaffolding members and a mesh patterned members webbed between the scaffolding members; the mesh patterned member webbed between the scaffolding members surround a lumen and generally expands from a contracted state to an expanded state; and mesh patterned members including a plurality of... Agent: Palmaz Scientific, Inc.

20140296956 - Gradually self-expanding stent: A gradually self-expanding stent is provided with a first region of stent cells. A restraining material is attached to the first region and restrains the first region from expanding to the expanded configuration. Over time the restraining material releases the first region to allow the first region to expand to... Agent:

20140296957 - Gradually self-expanding stent: A gradually self-expanding stent is provided with a plurality of stent cells. A restraining material is attached to the stent structure and restrains the stent structure from expanding to the expanded configuration. Over time the restraining material releases the stent structure to allow the stent structure to expand to the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140296966 - Stent features for collapsible prosthetic heart valves: A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having an expanded condition and a collapsed condition. The stent includes a plurality of distal cells, a plurality of proximal cells, a plurality of support struts coupling the proximal cells to the distal cells, and at least one support post connected to a... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

20140296967 - Drug eluting stent with a biodegradable release layer attached with an electro-grafted primer coating: The present invention provides a drug eluting stent including a metallic stent framework, an electro-grafted primer coating disposed on the stent framework; and a biodegradable polymer coating hosting a drug disposed on the electro-grafted primer coating and a method of manufacturing said biodegradable drug eluting stent.... Agent: Alchimedics

20140296968 - Implantable vascular stent: A stent for implantation in a vessel is described that is radially expandable, and when expanded in a vessel, lies against the inner wall thereof. The stent is provided with a coating applied to its surface and composed of a bioresorbable oligomeric binding agent and of an active substance (FIG.... Agent: Translumina Gmbh

20140296971 - Alignment device for asymmetric transcatheter valve: This invention relates to relates to a alignment device for providing the correct valve alignment during deployment of an asymmetrical transcatheter valve while it is being deployed in a patient in need thereof, and methods of use thereof.... Agent: Tendyne Holdings

20140296969 - Anterior leaflet clip device for prosthetic mitral valve: This invention relates to a pre-configured compressible transcatheter prosthetic cardiovascular valve having an improved anterior leaflet clip device. The invention also relates to methods for deploying such a valve for treatment of a patient in need thereof.... Agent: Tendyne Holdlings, Inc.

20140296972 - Deployment compensator for transcatheter valve delivery: This invention relates to a deployment compensator for reducing the expelling force of a compressed transcatheter valve while it is being deployed in a patient in need thereof, and methods of use thereof.... Agent: Tendyne Holdings

20140296973 - Methods and systems for cardiac valve delivery: The present invention provides systems and methods for the repair, removal, and/or replacement of heart valves. The methods comprise introducing a delivery system into the heart, wherein a prosthesis is disposed on the delivery member attached to the delivery system, advancing the prosthesis to the target site, and disengaging the... Agent:

20140296970 - Positioning tool for transcatheter valve delivery: This invention relates to a positioning device for delivery of a transcatheter prosthetic heart valve that comprises a ratchet rod with reference scale for accurate positioning a valve during deployment, and methods of use thereof.... Agent: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.

20140296974 - System and method for assisting the positioning of medical instruments: The present invention relates to a device, system and method for assisting the positioning of medical instruments. The system comprises a hollow tubular member such as a sheath or sleeve comprising a rotational indicator element. The system further comprises an elongated rod having a blade on its distal end and... Agent:

20140296975 - Inflatable annular sealing device for prosthetic mitral valve: This invention relates to a pre-configured compressible transcatheter prosthetic cardiovascular valve having an improved anterior leaflet sealing component comprising an inflatable annular sealing device made of a shell of elastomeric material, stabilized tissue or synthetic material, attached to the stent, and wherein during deployment of the valve the shell is... Agent: Tendyne Holdlings, Inc.

20140296976 - Intravitreous self adaptive stent: A intravitreous stent includes a multi-loop single wire having a proximal end; a distal end; at least a first loop defined by the proximal end and a first portion of the single wire; at least a second loop defined by the distal end and a second portion of the single... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140296977 - Method for creating incision to improve intraocular lens placement: A system and method for insetting an intraocular lens in a patient's eye includes a light source for generating a light beam, a scanner for deflecting the light beam to form an enclosed treatment pattern that includes a registration feature, and a delivery system for delivering the enclosed treatment pattern... Agent:

20140296978 - Breast implant with regionalized analyte sensors and internal power source: Breast implants including sensor modules and related methods are described herein. Breast implants include those with: a shell configured to be substantially filled with a viscous material; a plurality of projections extending from an external surface of the shell, the projections forming a plurality of compartments adjacent to the external... Agent:

20140296979 - Implantable system with elastic components: A system (100) for a controlled stressing of a reconstructed or re-natured ligament of a human or animal body comprises an anchoring element (10) for implantation in a first bone (50), at least one connecting element (120) and a holding element (30), which fixes the at least one connecting element... Agent:

20140296980 - 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:

20140296981 - Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods: A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores shock absorption, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the prosthetic device is pre-tensioned to improve the fit of the prosthetic device within the knee... Agent:

20140296984 - Cage system: A system for intervetebral fusion that includes a base member with a fist support and a second support, and an end member configured to be assembled with the base member to define a space for reception of graft material, each support member including a first sidewall, a second sidewall spaced... Agent:

20140296983 - Fusion cage: A system comprising a fusion cage and at least one engagement member is provided. The fusion cage includes a first member and a second member. The engagement member is configured to retain the first and second members in an expanded state while simultaneously fixing the fusion case to adjacent vertebrae.... Agent: Coorstek Medical LLC D/b/a Imds

20140296982 - Minimally invasive method and surgical tools for trans-psoas approach: Methods, surgical tools and a surgical system for performing spinal fixation using a lateral trans-psoas approach through a vertebral body into the disc space between that vertebral body and an adjacent vertebral body are provided. The approach, tools and system are adapted for use in fixing the L-5 and S-1... Agent: Bones And Spine Surgery Inc.

20140296985 - Prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof: The present invention relates generally to a prosthetic spinal disc for replacing a damaged disc between two vertebrae of a spine and methods for inserting said discs. The intervertebral prosthetic discs are provided with connections for facilitating implantation and removal and features which enhance primary and secondary stability over time.... Agent:

20140296986 - Prosthetic having a modular soft tissue fixation mechanism: A method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a prosthetic is disclosed. Soft tissue attachment pads having porous metal attachment regions and suture accepting holes are selectively positioned onto an implantable prosthetic to provide coupling locations.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing LLC

20140296987 - Shoulder implant for simulating a bursa: A shoulder implant for simulating a naturally occurring bursa proximal to or in lieu of a subacromial bursa, the shoulder implant comprising: an expandable member expandable to a size and/or a shape sufficient to fill a space beneath an acromion and/or a coracoid process of the shoulder, the space defines... Agent:

20140296988 - Modular humeral head resurfacing system: A two piece humeral component for use in joint arthroplasty which is adapted to be implanted into a joint and engaged by a socket component of the joint. The joint component includes a body having a first articulating surface and a second medial surface opposite the first articulating surface. The... Agent:

20140296989 - Systems and methods for providing a modular femoral component: Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities. In some instances, such systems and methods include a modular component, wherein the modular component is configured to attach to a femoral component, and wherein the femoral component is configured to attach to a distal portion of a femur. In some... Agent:

20140296990 - Knee arthroplasty tibia component and knee arthroplasty: A tibia component of a knee arthroplasty to be connected to a tibia includes a first tibia connecting structure and a second tibia connecting structure. The first tibia connecting structure can be inserted into a radial groove on the tibia along a radial direction of the tibia to limit the... Agent:

20140296991 - Hip & knee joint assemblies incorporating debris collection architecture between the ball and seat interface: A joint implant assembly including a spherical shaped component adapted to securing to an end of a first joint defining bone and a recess shaped component adapted to securing to an end of a second joint defining bone. Each of the components establishes an opposing wear surface, at which microscopic... Agent: Linares Medical Devices, LLC

20140296992 - Systems and methods for providing an asymmetrical tibial component: Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities. In some instances, such systems and methods include a tibial component that has an asymmetrical articular plateau that includes a medial tibial condylar surface and a lateral tibial condylar surface. In some cases, at least one of the medial condylar surface... Agent:

20140296993 - Systems and methods for providing a femoral component with a modified posterior condyle: Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities. In some instances, such systems and methods include a knee prosthesis that includes a femoral component for replacing at least a portion of a distal end of a femur. In some cases, the femoral component has a posterior condyle that is... Agent:

20140296994 - Systems and methods for providing an asymmetrical femoral component: Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities. In some instances, such systems and methods include an asymmetrical femoral component that includes a femoral prosthesis that is configured to attach to a distal portion of a femur. In some such instances, the prosthesis includes a medial condyle and a... Agent:

20140296995 - Ankle replacement system: A prosthesis suited for orthopedic implantation possesses a multi-piece stem component that supports an artificial joint surface that can articulate with another artificial joint surface in various ways. The prosthesis can be assembled in a snap fit and/or interlocking fashion that provides positive locking means without the use of screws... Agent:

20140296996 - Membrane-type artificial scaffold and method for fabricating same: Provided herein are a membrane-type artificial scaffold for guided bone regeneration (GBR) and a method for fabricating the same. The membrane-type artificial scaffold according to the present invention comprises: a first layer made of at least one fiber layer arranged in parallel with each other with a first spacing therebetween... Agent:

20140296997 - Biomimetic transfemoral prosthesis: In an artificial limb system having an actuator coupled to a joint for applying a torque characteristic thereto, a control bandwidth of a motor controller for a motor included in the actuator can be increased by augmenting a current feedback loop in the motor controller with a feed forward of... Agent: Iwalk, Inc.

20140296998 - Device and prosthesis system: The invention relates to a device for connecting a pump, having a through-hole (42) provided in a prosthesis shaft (36), wherein the device comprises at least one channel (6) having a first outlet (4) for connecting to the through-hole (42) in the prosthesis shaft (36) and a second outlet (14)... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

  
09/25/2014 > 44 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20140288629 - Arrangement for implanting stent elements in or around a hollow organ: Arrangement for implanting stent elements in or around a hollow organ, having a plurality of stent elements, more particularly self-expanding stent elements, wherein the stent elements are arranged on an axial line (L) and wherein lateral surfaces of the respective stent elements are defined by material-free regions and material webs.... Agent: Medigroup Gmbh

20140288628 - Method to minimize chain scission and monomer generation in processing of poly(l-lactide) stent: Methods of fabricating an implantable medical devices such as stents made from biodegradable polymers are disclosed that reduce or minimize chain scission and monomer generation during processing steps. The method includes processing a poly(L-lactide) resin having an number average molecular weight between 150 to 200 kD in an extruder in... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140288627 - System for implanting a prosthesis: A system for implanting a prosthesis includes a prosthesis delivery device having a handle, an inner lumen, a nose cone, an intermediate lumen, a prosthesis sheath at the distal end of the intermediate lumen for holding therein a prosthesis to be implanted, and an outer lumen fixedly connected to the... Agent: Bolton Medical, Inc.

20140288630 - Medical systems and related method: Medical systems and related methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the medical systems include an inner tubular member defining an aperture and an outer tubular member at least partially surrounding the inner tubular member. The inner and outer tubular members can be arranged such that an implantable medical endoprosthesis can... Agent:

20140288632 - Graft device with adhered fiber matrix: A graft device including a tubular member and a fiber matrix surrounding the tubular member for a mammalian patient is disclosed. At least a portion of the fiber matrix is adhered to the tubular member. Methods and systems used in creating a graft device are also provided.... Agent:

20140288631 - Local vascular delivery of trichostatin a alone or in combination with sirolimus to prevent restenosis following vascular injury: Medical devices, and in particular implantable medical devices, may be coated with any number of biocompatible materials. Therapeutic drugs, agents or compounds may be mixed with the biocompatible materials and affixed to at least a portion of the medical device. These therapeutic drugs, agents or compounds may also further reduce... Agent: Wyeth

20140288633 - Aneurysm treatment device and method of use: An apparatus for treating vascular aneurysms includes an occlusive support device comprised of one or more support members. The occlusive device has, an end cap member and an anchoring member. The end cap member is comprised of at least one of one or more of the support members. The end... Agent: Microvention, Inc.

20140288634 - Double-layer stent: A multi-component endovascular stent system (10) includes an outer generally tubular stent (20), configured to assume radially-compressed and radially-expanded states, and an inner generally tubular stent (22), including a braided metal wire mesh (24) including wire, and configured to assume a radially-compressed and longitudinally-elongated state and a radially-expanded and longitudinally-contracted... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20140288635 - Triple-collar stent-graft: An endovascular stent-graft (20, 120, 180, 220, 320) includes a fluid flow guide (22), and a plurality of structural stent elements (24) attached to at least a portion of the fluid flow guide (22). The stent-graft is configured to define a generally tubular foldable section (30), which comprises first, second,... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20140288636 - Bioabsorbable stents with reinforced filaments: According to an aspect of the present invention, a stent is provided, which contains at least one filament that has a longitudinal axis and comprises a bioabsorbable polymeric material. Polymer molecules within the bioabsorbable polymeric material are provided with a helical orientation which is aligned with respect to the longitudinal... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140288637 - Radiopaque compositions, stents and methods of preparation: The invention relates to an implantable radiopaque stent adapted to be disposed in a body lumen. In one aspect of the invention, a plurality of elongate filaments including one or more radiopaque filaments are arranged to form a hollow tubular structure having a tubular wall that defines an inner surface... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140288638 - Medical device: The present invention relates to a medical device, particularly a vascular graft or an arteriovenous (AV) graft for haemodialysis. The medical device comprises a layer of porous silk fibroin matrix and a layer of knitted silk fibres. The invention further relates to processes of manufacture of such medical devices and... Agent:

20140288639 - Low-profile prosthetic valve structure: A prosthetic valve assembly that includes a stent, a tissue sleeve and an anchoring mechanism. By loading the three components of the valve assembly into a delivery catheter in a series formation, such that no two components are located within each other, the size of the delivery catheter can be... Agent: Hlt, Inc.

20140288640 - Systems and methods for improved vessel access closure: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths... Agent: Promed, Inc.

20140288641 - Oxidation resistant bioprosthetic tissues and preparation thereof: Oxidation resistant bioprosthetic tissues and oxidation resistant bioprosthetic heart valve leaflets are described. Also provided are methods for preparing the oxidation resistant bioprosthetic tissues and bioprosthetic heart valve leaflets, and methods for preventing oxidative degeneration in bioprosthetic tissues, including immobilizing covalently an effective amount of an antioxidant to the bioprosthetic... Agent: The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

20140288642 - Artificial valved conduits for cardiac reconstructive procedures and methods for their production: Artificial heart valve structures and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. The heart valve structures may be fabricated from a biocompatible polymer and include one or more heart valve leaflet structures incorporated within a conduit. The valve structures may incorporate one or more conduit sinuses, as well as a gap... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University

20140288643 - Device to store and inject corneal graft: Devices and methods for storing and injecting a corneal tissue graft are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a tissue container and an adaptor configured to be coupled to the tissue container. The tissue container defines an interior region configured to receive a precut corneal tissue graft therein.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140288645 - 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:

20140288644 - Hydrophilicity alteration system and method: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within... Agent: Perfect Ip, LLC

20140288647 - Breast implant with regionalized analyte sensors responsive to external power source: Breast implants including sensor modules and related methods are described herein. Breast implants include those with: a shell configured to be substantially filled with a viscous material; a plurality of projections extending from an external surface of the shell, the projections forming a plurality of compartments adjacent to the external... Agent:

20140288646 - Method and devices for tissue expansion: A device for maintaining or achieving soft tissue expansion applicable to any body region already temporarily expanded including: an adhesive element deformable and capable of adapting to the shape of this body region, and which can then itself become mechanically rigid enough to resist tendency of the expanded tissue to... Agent: Khourigotti, LLC

20140288648 - New intra-laryngeal endoprosthesis: The present invention relates to the field of prosthetics having the function of restoring swallowing, breathing and phonation to a patient having a dysfunctional larynx. More specifically, the present invention concerns a valve device forming an intra-laryngeal endoprosthesis intended for implanting in the anatomical larynx in place having the function... Agent: Protip Sas

20140288650 - Motion preservation implant and methods: Various embodiments of implant systems and related apparatus, and methods of operating the same are described herein. In various embodiments, an implant for interfacing with a bone structure includes a web structure, including a space truss, configured to interface with human bone tissue. The space truss includes two or more... Agent: 4web, Inc.

20140288649 - Traumatic bone fracture repair systems and methods: A hand and/or wrist implant, including a web structure having a space truss with two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes. The web structure is configured for the repair of traumatic bone fractures.... Agent: 4web, Inc.

20140288651 - Implant for stabilizing vertebrae or bones: An implant for use in stabilizing vertebral bodies or bones includes a first end and a second end, a tubular section between the first end and the second end having a longitudinal axis. The tubular section is flexible in such a way that it is expandable in a radial direction... Agent: Biedermann Technologies Gmbh & Co.kg

20140288652 - Expandable implant for the spinal column:

20140288656 - Annulus-reinforcing band: A pliable band or hoop that is flexible to normal handling, but cannot stretch circumferentially once it has reached the limits of its circumferential length. The band may have a structural portal to be used for filling, or it may simply be constructed of a fabric-like material that allows a... Agent:

20140288654 - Interbody spacer: An interbody spacer is provided. The spacer includes a housing having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a plurality of side portions disposed between the top portion and the bottom portion, a midline portion configured to be disposed across at least one of the top portion and the bottom... Agent:

20140288655 - Spinal implant configured for midline insertion and related instruments: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for midline insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may include structural guidance features to facilitate the angular approach of fixation elements into the apertures. The spinal implant may also be a configured with a tactile or visual... Agent: Centinel Spine, Inc.

20140288653 - Textured implant device having series extendible blades: A textured bone graft or implant device includes a housing member having a bore at one end and a conduit at the other, an actuator engaged in the conduit of the housing member, and a screw engaged in the bore of the housing member and engaged with the actuator, and... Agent:

20140288657 - Fenestrated humeral prosthesis and methods of shoulder arthroplasty: A humeral prosthesis includes a stem component and a head component joined by an inclination component or block. The stem component and the inclination component are provided with openings/holes/fenestrations/eyelets that allow attachment of soft tissue (and optional fracture repair). A first plurality of suture holes are provided to the lateral... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.

20140288658 - Disposable modular patella protector/clamp: A disposable modular patella protector and clamp is disclosed, providing the ability for a surgeon to shift the procedure sequence of the implantation of the patella from the end of a total knee replacement procedure to anytime during the procedure by providing a modular clamp that holds and protects the... Agent:

20140288659 - Two-component knee spacer with recesses: The invention also relates to a method for the manufacture of a knee spacer, in which the tibial component and the femoral component are produced as separate components and in which at least two recesses are formed in the tibial component and at least two recesses are formed in the... Agent: Heraeus Medical Gmbh

20140288660 - Prosthetic wrist implant: A wrist implant requires minimal resection of the distal radius and preserves the sigmoid notch and articulation with the head of the distal ulna. The wrist implant generally includes a radius portion, a carpal portion and a carpal ball. The wrist implant includes a primary articulation and a secondary rotational... Agent: Avanta Orthopaedics, LLC

20140288661 - Bone tissue engineering by ex vivo stem cells ongrowth into three-dimensional trabecular metal: Adult autologous stem cells cultured on a porous, three-dimensional tissue scaffold-implant for bone regeneration by the use of a hyaluronan and/or dexamethasone to accelerate bone healing alone or in combination with recombinant growth factors or transfected osteogenic genes. The scaffold-implant may be machined into a custom-shaped three-dimensional cell culture system... Agent:

20140288662 - Devices, systems, and methods for elongating bone: The present invention comprises devices, systems, and methods for elongating bone using an extension implant having a first end and a second end. The first end of the extension implant is inserted into an opening in the live bone and the second end of the extension implant is combined with... Agent: Osteoceramics, Inc.

20140288663 - Continuous phase composite for musculoskeletal repair: A composite material for positioning in the anatomy to form a selected function therein. The composite may be resorbable over a selected period of time. The composite may allow for selected bone ingrowth as absorption of the composite occurs.... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140288664 - Finger assist device: A finger assist device is formed by rotatably connecting a plurality of units in a finger bending direction and a finger spreading direction. The unit is worn on a finger by nipping the finger with a nipping part from the pad and the back of the finger, and a drive... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140288665 - Prosthesis or an orthosis and a method for controlling a prosthesis or an orthosis: A prosthesis (1) or an orthosis and a method of controlling movable components (3) of the same. The prosthesis or orthosis comprising a plurality of movable components, each component being movable by a respective motor (7) and a control device operative to determine when movement of at least a first... Agent: Touch Emas Limited

20140288666 - Method and apparatus for controlling a prosthetic device: A prosthetic device control apparatus and method of controlling the same. The prosthetic device control apparatus (32) comprising an input interface (34) operable to receive input control signals and a detector (40) operable to determine if a prosthetic device (10) is operatively connected to the prosthetic device control apparatus, wherein... Agent: Touch Emas Limited

20140288667 - Sensing or stimulating activity of tissue: An intravascular device for placement within an animal vessel, the intravascular device being adapted to at least one of sense and stimulate activity of neural tissue located outside the vessel proximate the intravascular device.... Agent:

20140288668 - Prosthesis socket: The invention relates to a prosthesis socket for a prosthesis, which comprises connecting means for a distal prosthesis device and an outer socket, which is made predominantly from a rigid material, and a proximal opening for receiving a residual limb and which is surrounded by an outer socket edge. Said... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

20140288669 - Limb volume accommodation in people with limb amputation: A prosthetic sock monitoring system is disclosed. The sock monitoring system includes a storage device and a data collection unit. The data collection unit is operable to receive data from at least one sensor coupled to a prosthetic sock that is wearable by a patient, and store the received data... Agent:

20140288670 - Methods and apparatus for improved interface between the human body and prosthetic or similar devices: Apparatus is provided to cushion between a prosthetic socket and an amputee's residual limb. A plurality of putty-filled packets are assembled into a liner that, when assembled, provides a generally smooth contact surface toward the residual limb. At least one of the packets has a fluid bladder positioned between the... Agent:

  
09/18/2014 > 262 patent applications in 95 patent subcategories.

20140277328 - Composite material and uses thereof: A composite material for a medical implant includes a matrix of magnesium or magnesium alloy, and a catalyst which is dispersed within the matrix. The catalyst has the capacity to reduce an amount of hydrogen gas released from the matrix when the matrix is being degraded inside the patient.... Agent: St. Jude Medical Systems Ab

20140277333 - Active drives for robotic catheter manipulators: An instrument driver comprises a base and a jaw assembly coupled to the base. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw having a gripping surface and a second jaw having a gripping surface. The instrument driver further comprises a driver assembly operably coupled to the jaw assembly to advance an... Agent:

20140277334 - Active drives for robotic catheter manipulators: An instrument driver comprises opposing rotatable gripping pads. Each of the gripping pads including an outer circular rim and a center hub. The pads are configured for applying a gripping force to an elongated member. The instrument driver further comprises shafts affixed to the center hubs, and a driver assembly... Agent:

20140277342 - Automatic wireless medical device release mechanism: An automatic wireless medical device release system may reduce the overall diameter of the medical device delivery system. The medical device delivery system may include a medical device with a looped portion at a distal end of the medical device. A capture wire may be located on a delivery tool... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277332 - Braided stent with expansion ring and method of delivery: A self-expanding braided stent includes at least a distal radial expansion ring added to a distal end of the stent body to increase a radial expansion force of the self-expanding braided stent in deployment of the stent, and to facilitate advancement of the stent through a delivery sheath by a... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277353 - Composite stent graft: A composite stent graft has a balloon expandable stent portion (3), a tubular graft material portion (1) inside or outside of the balloon expandable stent portion and self expanding stents (5) associated with the tubular graft material portion. Part (7) of the balloon expandable stent portion can extend beyond the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277344 - Cross-linked coating delivered by a balloon: The present invention relates to systems for and corresponding methods of delivering a therapeutic agent to a vessel wall of a body lumen by providing a compound capable of being crosslinked after intraluminal release onto a vessel wall so that the therapeutic agent is temporarily retained at the site of... Agent:

20140277338 - Device and method for treating vascular dissections: An implantable medical device (30) for treating aortic dissections includes a stent graft part (34) having a bulbous section (48) of greater radial diameter than the radial diameter of first and second sections (60,62) of the stent graft part (34). The bulbous section (48) is able to close off the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277343 - Drug delivery device, method, and system for administration of dual antiplatelet therapy: A drug delivery device for reducing the likelihood of stent thrombosis following implantation in a subject is provided. A stent is provided including a body having a plurality of struts and one or more coatings applied to the body including at least one polymer, a therapeutic agent for inhibiting restenosis,... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140277348 - Endoluminal prosthesis system: An endoluminal prosthesis system may include a main graft and an extension graft. The main graft may include a tubular main body having a sidewall, open proximal and distal ends, a lumen, and a fenestration in the sidewall. The extension graft may include a tubular extension body, and tubular first... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277347 - Endoprosthetic device comprising a support channel capapble of receiving a branch endoprosthetic device: The present disclosure includes an endoprosthesis comprising a tube or substantially tubular lumen. The tube can comprise a first end and a second end, and a side wall can extend between the first and second ends. The side wall can be fenestrated by a side opening or fenestrated portion. The... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140277340 - Hemostasis valve and delivery systems: A hemostasis valve includes a longitudinal valve housing, a gasket, a grip assembly and an interference element. A x-valve includes a valve housing, at least one sealing component and a support layer. Stent graft delivery systems include a handle, an internal lead screw assembly, a lead screw nut, a support... Agent: Bolton Medical, Inc.

20140277350 - Implant introducer with helical trigger wire: A delivery device for deploying an expandable, endoluminal prosthesis within a body vessel is disclosed. The delivery device may include one or more stent graft retention scaffolds having a plurality of arches, each arch encompassing an aperture forming a helical path and a trigger wire passing through at least two... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277346 - Inflatable balloon and cover: The present disclosure describes implantable medical devices comprising covers, such as a balloon cover. Such devices can comprise a first layer of a porous polymeric material, such as ePTFE, surrounded by layers of a porous polymeric material having an imbibed elastomer, such as polyurethane. The cover can be used to... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140277336 - Loading tool for capturing stent points: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for loading a stent or stent graft onto an introducer for intraluminal deployment. In one example, a system includes an endoluminal prosthesis introducer comprising a stent retaining member engageable with a stent end. The system may also include a loading tool for engaging... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277337 - Medical device and plasticized nylon: A medical device, such as a dilatation balloon, including plasticized nylon, and plasticized nylon.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140277351 - Multi-stage balloon catheter: A multistage balloon catheter that uses a single lumen to inflate a balloon in stages is disclosed. A fluid port provides fluid communication from an inflation lumen in the balloon catheter to the inner volume of a distal balloon. The distal balloon expands as fluid in delivered to the inner... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20140277330 - Pre-loaded iliac branch device and methods of deployment: Methods for accessing the common and internal iliac arteries and delivering and deploying an endovascular graft therein utilizing an ipsilateral approach are disclosed. A system including a pre-loaded delivery and deployment device to enable such a method to be practiced is also disclosed.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277345 - Prosthesis delivery device: A prosthesis delivery device comprises a proximal end and a distal end, a prosthesis retention section at the proximal end, and a prosthesis retained on the prosthesis retention section. The prosthesis has a proximal end releasably attached at the prosthesis retention section and a distal end releasably attached at the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277335 - Prosthesis having an everting pivoting fenestration: The present disclosure relates to an endoluminal prosthesis, such as a stent graft that includes one or more fenestrations to accommodate endovascular disease, such as an aneurysm in cases where one or more side branches is involved. In one aspect, the prosthesis includes fenestrations that are pivotable to accommodate the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277349 - Quick release deployment handle for medical devices: A deployment handle for an expandable medical device, a handle having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen/passageway extending between the proximal and distal ends; an inner cannula; and a tension mechanism located inside the handle and secured to the inner cannula so that the inner cannula rotates... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277331 - Reducing recoil in peripherally-implanted scaffolds: A peripherally implanted polymer scaffold having a high degree of recoil is worked to reduce recoil in the scaffold when initially deployed at a target lesion in the body. The scaffold is plastically deformed from a crimped state to an expanded state by a balloon catheter. The scaffold is contained... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140277354 - System and stent for repairing endovascular defects and methods of use: Disclosed are endovascular stents in which a portion of the stents have a bioactive coating for promoting repair of damaged vessels, systems comprising the stents, and methods of using the stents to promote occlusion of aneurysms and/or repair damaged vessels.... Agent:

20140277352 - Treatment methods: There is disclosed a method of treating hypoxia in tissue of a blood vessel, the method comprising placing a stent in the vessel, the stent having a centre line which curves in three dimensions to promote the supply of oxygen from the blood flowing in the lumen of the stented... Agent: Veryan Medical Limited

20140277339 - Welded stent and stent delivery system: A welded stent and stent delivery system, with a stent including a first strut having a first strut nickel titanium alloy layer and nickel titanium soluble core, the first strut nickel titanium alloy layer being disposed around the first strut nickel titanium soluble core; and a second strut having a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140277341 - Wireless medical device release mechanism: A wireless medical device release system may reduce the overall diameter of the medical device delivery system. The medical device delivery system may include a medical device with a looped portion at a section of the medical device. A capture element may be located on a delivery tool that is... Agent:

20140277359 - Capture tube mechanism for delivering and releasing a stent: A capture tube mechanism for delivering and releasing a self-expanding stent includes a core wire on which a proximal portion of the stent is removably retained by a distal portion of a tubular capture sleeve. In one embodiment, one or more elongated members extending through corresponding apertures through the capture... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277356 - Catheter having hydraulic actuator and locking system: Catheter including a pressure chamber defined by proximal and distal seals and inner and outer tubular members. An actuator member, moveable between first and second positions, is disposed within the pressure chamber. Fluid introduced into the pressure chamber applies a force on the actuator member to move the actuator member... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140277366 - Delivery system for a self-expanding medical device: A delivery system is provided for self-expanding medical devices, such as stents. The delivery system has a restraining sheath that maintains the stent in a compressed state prior to deployment. The restraining sheath terminates distally from the deployment handle, and a wire connects the restraining sheath to the deployment handle.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277360 - Delivery system for expandable stents: A system for delivering and releasing a self-expanding stent includes a catheter, a tubular self-expanding stent configured to be constrained from expanding when the tubular self-expanding stent is contained within the catheter, and a core advancement wire disposed within and extending through a lumen of the tubular self-expanding stent. One... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277357 - Distal capture device for a self-expanding stent: A delivery system including a distal capture device that has a sleeve with a passageway defined axially therethrough and one or more elastically deformable sections. Each of the one or more elastically deformable sections has a free terminating end and an opposite end mounted to the distal end of the... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277367 - Endograft device delivery systems and associated methods: Modular endograft devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, an endograft system can include constrained first and second endograft devices that extend across a vascular defect and expanded to press mating septal walls against each other. At least one of the endograft devices can include... Agent: Altura Medical, Inc.

20140277362 - Endoluminal prosthesis delivery system and method: A first endoluminal prosthesis coupled to an inner catheter and a dilator tip is delivered to the body vessel via a guidewire and a delivery sheath in a conventional manner. After deployment of the first endoluminal prosthesis at the target site, the dilator and catheter are retracted from the body,... Agent:

20140277363 - Endoprosthesis delivery systems with deployment aids: The present disclosure includes an endoprosthesis delivery system comprising an elongate member, such as a catheter, an endoprosthesis, a covering member disposed about the endoprosthesis, and at least one flexible element situated between the endoprosthesis and the covering member. The covering member can extend beyond an end of the endoprosthesis.... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140277355 - Extension for iliac branch delivery device and methods of using the same: Methods for accessing the common and internal iliac arteries and delivering and deploying an endovascular graft therein are disclosed. A system including a pre-loaded delivery and deployment device with an extension sheath is described which enables such a method to be practiced is also disclosed.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277361 - Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting: Stent delivery systems and methods of use are provided. The systems can include a catheter, a core member, and engagement member, and a stent. The catheter can have a inner wall. The core member can extend within the catheter and having a distal segment. The engagement member can be attached... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140277358 - Striped stent introducer: A tubular introducer sheath is made of predominantly clear material, with a colored stripe that extends along the length of the tubular introducer sheath, and that preferably spirals along the length of the tubular introducer sheath around the longitudinal axis of the tubular introducer sheath. The colored stripe has a... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277364 - Systems and methods for compressing, crimping and loading a stent: A stent compression and crimping system includes a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end comprising a removable funnel, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The system further includes a guidewire extending through the sheath's lumen. The system also includes a plurality of elongate wires.... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140277365 - Ultrasound-guided endograft system: A stent delivery system can facilitate positioning of a stent within a first vessel. The system can include an elongate member, an expandable stent coupled to the elongate member, and an imaging mechanism, such as an ultrasonic probe. The imaging mechanism can be positioned distal or proximal relative to the... Agent: University Of Rochester

20140277369 - Endovascular stent graft with self-closing perfusion branch: A prosthesis having a tubular body of a biocompatible graft material having a proximal end, a distal end, a lumen therethrough, and a sidewall. The prosthesis includes at least one perfusion branch extending from the sidewall of the tubular body and having a proximal end, a distal end, and a... Agent:

20140277370 - Low profile non-symmetrical stent: A stent for use in a medical procedure having opposing sets of curved apices, where the curved section of one set of apices has a radius of curvature that is greater than the curved section of the other set of apices. One or more such stents may be attached to... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277368 - Prosthesis comprising a coiled stent and method of use thereof: The present invention is directed to a prosthesis and method for treating, repairing, and/or replacing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The prosthesis includes a coiled stent comprised of shape memory material having first and second anchoring zones and an intermediate zone. The prosthesis also includes graft material engaging at least a... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20140277371 - Atraumatic stent crowns: Methods and apparatuses of atraumatic stents with likely reduced rates of tissue perforation are provided. The stents of the invention have crowns with crown tips having apexes made of a radial force reducing material. The apexes are soft and flexible and reduce the radial force at the crown relative to... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277373 - Method of fabricating stents from blow molded tubing: Methods to expand polymer tubing with desirable or optimum morphology and mechanical properties for stent manufacture and fabrication of a stent therefrom are disclosed.... Agent:

20140277372 - Polymer scaffolds having enhanced axial fatigue properties: A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold has a morphology resulting from a biaxially expanded tube arranged to provide a more balanced, or less anisotropic axial and radial mechanical properties. The scaffold has improved mechanical properties suited for use as... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140277374 - Porous materials having a fibrillar microstructure and a fracturable coating: Articles made of a porous material having a fibrillar microstructure of bent fibrils and provided with a fracturable coating whereby the physical size of the article may be changed by the application of force to the article in a direction substantially parallel to a direction of orientation of the fibrils.... Agent: W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140277375 - Reduced-profile slide and lock stent: An expandable slide and lock stent comprises a tubular member that can be expanded from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The tubular member can comprise a reversing helical backbone and at least one rail member extending from the helical backbone in a circumferential direction. The backbone can have... Agent: Reva Medical, Inc.

20140277376 - Braid expansion ring with markers: An expansion ring for a braided stent includes a plurality of elongated forked frame elements forming the expansion ring. Each of the frame elements includes first and second legs extending in one direction and connected together at a junction portion forming a fulcrum allowing compression of the frame elements, and... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277383 - Expandable stent having a constant length: Implementations described herein comprise expandable stents configured to maintain a substantially constant length between a collapsed position and a deployed position having a plurality of spring members and a plurality of biasable couplings connecting adjacent spring members. Each spring member includes a plurality of integrally connected wave members formed in... Agent: Contego Medical, LLC

20140277382 - Method for manufacturing a stent and stent manufactured thereby: A method for manufacturing a stent includes forming a stent blank from a first material, the stent blank comprising a plurality of struts and a plurality of crowns, each crown connecting at least two struts, and a plurality of slots in at least some of the plurality of struts and/or... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140277381 - Methods and apparatus for assembling stent-grafts: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for forming medical devices comprising a stent member and a graft member. Such devices can include graft members that are bonded to the stent member in a selective manner. The selective bonding can allow for greater flexibility, curvature, and conformity of the device... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140277377 - Oblique stent: A stent having a main body with a proximal end and a distal end section having proximal and distal openings used for treatment of lesions in blood vessels and hollow organs, particularly at the ostium of side branches. The stent adapts to the anatomical configuration of a vessel branch by... Agent:

20140277379 - Stent: A stent comprising a steal body and a plurality of cells is disclosed. The stent body defines a length. Each cell includes two structural members extending in an undulating pattern. Each structural member includes a plurality of cell segments defining a plurality of nodes therebetween. At least one node includes... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140277380 - Stent: A stent comprising a stent body and a plurality of cells is disclosed. Each cell includes two structural members extending in an undulating pattern. Each structural member includes a plurality of cell segments defining a plurality of peaks and valleys therebetween. A first segment and a second segment defining a... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140277378 - Stent device having reduced foreshortening and recoil and method of making same: A stent device includes generally cylindrical rings aligned along a longitudinal axis, and interconnected by interconnecting members. Each interconnecting member includes a first coupling end, a second coupling end, and an elongate portion therebetween. The first coupling end, the elongate portion, and the second coupling end combine in either a... Agent:

20140277384 - Medical device with selective rigidity: A device for obtaining selective rigidity with respect to a patient is provided. The device includes a scaffold that is arranged to be flexible when in a first relaxed configuration, wherein the scaffold is configured to become substantially more rigid when a suction force is applied thereto. The scaffold comprises... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277329 - Secured strand end devices: A woven, self-expanding stent device has one or more strands and is configured for insertion into an anatomical structure. The device includes a coupling structure secured to two different strand end portions that are substantially aligned with each other. The two different strand end portions include nickel and titanium. The... Agent: Idev Technologies, Inc.

20140277385 - Method for forming materials in situ within a medical device: A method for forming a material in an in situ medical device by initiating polymerization of water soluble polymer precursors in an aqueous solution during or after transport of the polymerizable solution from its storage container to a space inside the in situ medical device is described. The stored aqueous... Agent: Endologix, Inc.

20140277386 - Braided flow diverter using flat-round technology: A generally tubular braided flow diverting stent is formed of alternating round and rectangular elongated members, for treatment of aneurysms. The generally tubular braided flow diverting stent maintains a significant wall thickness while increasing area coverage of a vessel wall. Sliding of the round elongated members over the rectangular elongated... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277387 - Endovascular perfusion stent graft: An endovascular perfusion stent graft is provided that can include a graft device, a balloon, and a perfusion port. The graft device can be configured to be inserted into a vessel. The balloon can be configured to temporarily restrict passage of air or fluid through the vessel when the balloon... Agent:

20140277388 - Biocompatible foam occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves: A self-expandable ring seals a gap between a medical device and adjacent body tissue. The ring is disposed about the medical device and configured to self-expand from a first radius in a compressed condition to a second radius in an expanded condition, the second radius being greater than the first... Agent: Aga Medical Corporation

20140277390 - Prosthesis for atraumatically grasping intralumenal tissue and methods of delivery: A prosthesis can comprise an expandable frame, a plurality of distal anchors and a plurality of proximal anchors. The anchors can extend outwardly from the frame. The frame can be configured to radially expand and contract for deployment within a body cavity. The frame and anchors can have one of... Agent: Cardiaq Value Technologies, Inc.

20140277389 - Radiopaque transcatheter valve and anatomical markers: A prosthetic valve assembly for implantation in a patient's circulatory system includes a stent, a valve member coupled to the stent and defining a preferred landing zone relative to anatomical structures in the patient's circulatory system, and at least one marker positioned in a predetermined relationship relative to the landing... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20140277391 - Stent and method of use: A stent configured for implantation in a body lumen includes a plurality of radially expandable circumferential segments, and an axially expandable connecting member connecting adjacent circumferential segments of the plurality. The stent has a relaxed, axially contracted configuration in which the connecting member is contracted axially and each circumferential segment... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140277392 - Electropolishing of alloys containing platinum and other precious metals: Radiopaque cobalt-based alloys having a smooth electropolished surface with rounded edges and methods for electropolishing such alloys. A cobalt-based alloy includes cobalt, chromium, and one or more radiopaque elements. In one embodiment, examples of radiopaque elements include so-called platinum group metals (i.e., platinum, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, or iridium). Group... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20140277393 - Radiopaque material for enhanced x-ray attenuation: A medical device that may be implanted in a patient's body is disclosed. An illustrative medical device has an elongated structure that includes a material loaded with a radiopaque material. The radiopaque material includes radiopaque particles having multiple sets of radiopaque particles. The multiple sets of radiopaque particles may include... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277395 - Anti-migration micropatterned stent coating: An endoprosthesis has an expanded state and an unexpanded state, the endoprosthesis includes a stent, wherein the stent has a first end, a second end, an inner surface defining a lumen, an outer surface, and a thickness defined between the inner surface and the outer surface; and a stent end... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277394 - Stents having barbs protected during delivery: The present embodiments provide a stent comprising a plurality of interconnected strut segments that enable expansion of the stent from a delivery state to a deployed state. A first strut segment and a second strut segment, of the plurality of strut segments, each comprise frontal surfaces facing radially inward in... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140277396 - Bioabsorbable stent with hydrothermal conversion film and coating: A stent includes a bioabsorbable metal, a hydrothermal conversion film covering the bioabsorbable metal, and a coating covering the hydrothermal conversion film. A method for manufacturing a stent includes forming a stent body comprising a bioabsorbable metal, forming a hydrothermal conversion film over surfaces of the stent body, and coating... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140277397 - Variable porosity intravascular implant and manufacturing method: A vascular occlusion device for effectively occluding blood flow and pressure to a vascular defect while simultaneously not occluding blood flow and pressure to adjacent vasculature is provided. The vascular occlusion device can include a tubular member that has variable porosity regions along its length. The tubular member can be... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277401 - Bioabsorbable biomedical implants: A bioabsorbable biomedical implant is disclosed. The implant includes a tubular scaffold comprising a plurality of interconnected polymer struts. The interconnected polymer struts defines a plurality of deformable cells. The polymer struts have an average thickness of no more than 120 μm. Methods for making the bioabsorbable biomedical implant, including... Agent: Micell Technologies, Inc.

20140277400 - Coated medical devices and methods of making and using same: Coating methods and related devices are provided. Such devices can include stents. For example, the device can comprise a sidewall and a plurality of pores in the sidewall that are sized to inhibit flow of blood through the sidewall into an aneurysm to a degree sufficient to lead to thrombosis... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140277398 - Drug delivery device for peripheral artery disease: A medical device implantable within a peripheral vessel of the body composed of a bioresorbable polymer is disclosed. The device has a high resistance to fracture, is very flexible, and has a high crush recovery when subjected to crushing, axial, or torsional forces.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140277399 - Tissue adhesive coatings for drug coated balloon: A therapeutic formulation is described for a drug delivery balloon comprising a therapeutic formulation which includes a therapeutic agent and an adhesion additive. The adhesion additive promotes adhesion of the therapeutic formulation a vessel wall of a subject. A system and a method of manufacturing a system including an expandable... Agent:

20140277402 - Stents, valved-stents and methods and systems for delivery thereof: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to stents, valved-stents, (e.g., single-stent-valves and double stent/valved-stent systems) and associated methods and systems for their delivery via minimally-invasive surgery. The stent component comprises a first stent section (102) a second stent section (104) a third stent section (106) and a fourth stent... Agent: Symetis Sa

20140277403 - Devices and methods for preparing a transcatheter heart valve system: Devices and methods for preparing a transcatheter heart valve system. The device includes a housing, sealing apparatuses and a port. The housing forms a chamber sized to receive a prosthetic valve and a portion of a delivery device. During use, the prosthesis is seated in the chamber, and the sealing... Agent: Medtronic Vascular Galway Limited

20140277406 - Method and apparatus for mitral valve annuloplasty: A method for mitral valve annuloplasty includes inserting a catheter apparatus across an aortic valve, the catheter apparatus including a tissue penetration member having a distal fixation end. The method further includes penetrating an aortomitral continuity and tissue of a fibrous trigone with the catheter apparatus from a left ventricular... Agent:

20140277415 - Method of deploying a percutaneous replacement heart valve: A method of making a replacement heart valve device whereby a fragment of biocompatible tissue material is treated and soaked in one or more alcohol solutions and a solution of glutaraldehyde. The dried biocompatible tissue material is folded and rehydrated in such a way that forms a two- or three-leaflet/cusp... Agent: Colibri Heart Valve LLC

20140277405 - Mitral valve spacer and system and method for implanting the same: A trans-femoral implant includes an anchor assembly and a balloon assembly configured to be separately delivered to an implant site within a heart. Once delivered, the anchor assembly and balloon assembly may be coupled to form an implant within the heart. The balloon anchor may include a fluid inflatable balloon... Agent: Cardiosolutions, Inc.

20140277414 - Percutaneous heart valve delivery systems: Embodiments described herein address the need for improved catheter devices for delivery, repositioning and/or percutaneous retrieval of the percutaneously implanted heart valves. One embodiment employs a plurality of spring-loaded arms releasably engaged with a stent frame for controlling expansion for valve deployment. Another embodiment employs a plurality of filaments passing... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140277408 - Prosthetic heart valve system: In at least one embodiment, a prosthetic valve assembly comprises a pouch connecting two valves to one another. The valve assembly is delivered by a catheter system. In some embodiments, the valve assembly includes a valve for replacing a mitral valve and a valve for replacing an aortic valve. The... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277407 - Simulated environment for transcatheter heart valve repair: An apparatus for applying liquid pressure to resected tissue may include a fixture, a papillary assembly coupled to the fixture and having first and second spaced apart papillary attachment elements, and a resected mitral valve attached to the fixture. The fixture may have a first chamber, a second chamber, and... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20140277413 - System and method for sealing percutaneous valve: A percutaneous valve device and system are provided, which improve sealing between the anchor and native anatomy. The anchor includes a space-occupying material, such as a hydrogel, on an external surface that swells when exposed to an aqueous environment, filling gaps between the anchor and the native anatomy, and thereby... Agent:

20140277404 - Trans-apical implant systems, implants and methods: A trans-apical implant includes a spacer defining spacer cavity configured to be expanded from a retracted position, a shaft extending from the spacer, the shaft defining an inflation lumen fluidly coupled to the spacer cavity and configured to be fluidly coupled to an expansion medium source, and a spacer valve... Agent: Cardiosolutions, Inc.

20140277409 - Transcatheter valve prosthesis: A system for implanting a heart valve includes a radially self-expandable tubular body having a preformed groove disposed at an outer surface of the tubular body, and a valve disposed within the tubular body. The preformed groove extends at least partially around the tubular body, and has a circumferential opening... Agent:

20140277410 - Transcatheter valve prosthesis: A system for implanting a heart valve includes a radially self-expandable tubular body having an inflow end and an outflow end and a preformed groove disposed at an outer surface of the tubular body between the inflow end and the outflow end. The preformed groove extends at least partially around... Agent:

20140277411 - Transcatheter valve prosthesis: A method for implanting a heart valve includes advancing an elongate outer member from a first delivery catheter to form a loop around native valve leaflets and/or chords of a native valve without substantially occluding the native valve. The method further includes partially deploying from a second delivery catheter a... Agent:

20140277412 - Transcatheter valve prosthesis: A system for implanting a heart valve that includes a radially self-expandable tubular body having an inflow end and an outflow end, and a valve disposed within and attached to the tubular body. A first end of a projection is located at a side surface of the tubular body, and... Agent:

20140277416 - Seamless tubular extracellular matrix prosthetic valve and method for forming same: A seamless prosthetic valve comprising a continuous tubular member having an outer abluminal surface, a triple walled intermediate portion, and at least a first valve leaflet that is configured to selectively restrict fluid flow through the valve, the triple walled intermediate portion being formed by everting a first end of... Agent:

20140277417 - Cuff configurations for prosthetic heart valve: A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end. The stent is formed of a plurality of struts. A cuff is coupled to the stent. The cuff... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20140277418 - Stented prosthetic heart valve and methods for making: A stented prosthetic heart valve including a stent, a plurality of leaflets, and a coupling apparatus. The stent includes a plurality of struts combining to define a generally tubular body, with the struts forming strut segments. The leaflets are mounted to the stent, and include a leaflet provided as part... Agent: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.

20140277419 - Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis: A transcatheter valve prosthesis includes an expandable tubular stent, a prosthetic valve within the stent, and an anti-paravalvular leakage component coupled to and encircling the stent which includes a plurality of self-expanding struts and an annular sealing membrane. Each strut has a first end coupled to a distal end of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277420 - Multi-stranded heat set annuloplasty rings: An annuloplasty repair segment for heart valve annulus repair. In one embodiment a multi-stranded cable replaces solid core wire for both the tricuspid and mitral valves. Cable allows for greater deployment flexibility for minimally-invasive surgical (MIS) implant, while still maintaining the required strength and similar tensile properties of solid-core wire.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20140277421 - Dynamic annuloplasty ring sizer: A dynamic, adjustable annuloplasty ring sizer can include an adjustable ring replica, which can be adjusted through a range of sizes corresponding to available prosthetic annuloplasty repair ring sizes. Actuation of an adjustment trigger on a handle portion of the ring sizer can displace tension wires that extend through a... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20140277422 - Prosthesis with outer skirt: A prosthesis can be configured to grasp intralumenal tissue when deployed within a body cavity and prevent axial flow of fluid around an exterior of the prosthesis. The prosthesis can include an expandable frame configured to radially expand and contract for deployment within the body cavity, and an outer skirt... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.

20140277425 - Paravalvular leak occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves: An occluder for sealing gaps between a medical device and adjacent body tissue includes an expandable body configured to fill the gaps between the medical device and the body tissue. The occluder includes a fastener at one end of the body and adapted to couple to a first end of... Agent: Aga Medical Corporation

20140277426 - Paravalvular leak occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves: An occluder device for occluding a gap between a medical device and adjacent body tissue includes a conformable body having a hollow interior, a leading end and a trailing end; and a port disposed at the trailing end of the body and in fluid communication with the interior of the... Agent: Aga Medical Corporation

20140277424 - Paravalvular leak protection: A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, and a collapsible and expandable valve assembly, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets connected to at least one of the stent and a cuff. The heart valve further includes a... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20140277427 - Prosthesis for atraumatically grasping intralumenal tissue and methods of delivery: A prosthesis can comprise an expandable frame, a plurality of distal anchors and a plurality of proximal anchors. The anchors can extend outwardly from the frame. The frame can be configured to radially expand and contract for deployment within a body cavity. The frame and anchors can have one of... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.

20140277423 - Self-actuating sealing portions for paravalvular leak protection: A prosthetic heart valve for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, and a valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets, the valve assembly being disposed within the stent. The heart valve further includes a plurality of elongated legs... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20140277428 - Thermally-activated biocompatible foam occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves: A structure for sealing a gap between a medical device and adjacent body tissue includes a ring-shaped body formed at least in part of a material that expands from a compressed condition to an expanded condition when heated to a transition temperature and that is adapted to conform to the... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20140277429 - Implant delivery devices, systems, and methods: Described here are systems, devices, and methods for delivering an implant to the orbit. In some instances, the systems may comprise a delivery device having a tongue member and a handle. The delivery device may further include an ejector configured to deliver an implant from the tongue member. The delivery... Agent: Oculeve, Inc.

20140277430 - Apparatus, system, and method for providing an implantable ring for altering a shape of the cornea: An apparatus, system and method for constricting a cornea of a human eye are disclosed. A control device external to the subject eye, such as an induction generator, may be configured to create a stimulus, such as a magnetic field, for an implanted ring that, when stimulated, may change the... Agent: Amo Groningen B.v.

20140277431 - Treatments of extracellular matrices of the eye: System and methods for a corrective eye procedure include at least one application device configured to be positioned at a selected area of an eye (e.g., equatorial sclera, posterior sclera, cornea, etc.). The at least one device includes at least one channel and at least one illumination guide. A cross-linking... Agent: Avedro, Inc.

20140277432 - In situ adjustable optical mask: Implantable corneal and intraocular implants such as a mask are provided. The mask can improve the vision of a patient, such as by being configured to increase the depth of focus of an eye of a patient. The mask can include an aperture configured to transmit along an optical axis... Agent:

20140277433 - Ophthalmic devices incorporating metasurface elements: This invention describes Ophthalmic Devices with media inserts that have nanostructured Metasurface elements upon or within them. In some embodiments passive ophthalmic devices of various kinds may be formed. Methods and devices for active ophthalmic devices based on Metasurface structures may also be formed.... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

20140277434 - Micro-incision iol and positioning of the iol in the eye: An intraocular lens that is capable of being inserted through a micro-incision includes an optic having an anterior and a posterior surface and a plurality of projections extending from the anterior and posterior surfaces. The anterior and posterior surfaces include a recess. The optic is implanted such that a rim... Agent:

20140277435 - Foveated retinal prosthesis: Apparatus is provided having an intraocular device for implantation entirely in a subject's eye, the intraocular device including: a photosensor array having a plurality of photosensors, each photosensor detects ambient photons and generates a signal in response thereto. A spatial density of the photosensors in a central portion of the... Agent: Nano-retina, Inc.

20140277436 - Methods for ophthalmic devices incorporating metasurface elements: This invention describes Ophthalmic Devices with media inserts that have nanostructured Metasurface elements upon or within them. In some embodiments passive ophthalmic devices of various kinds may be formed. Methods and devices for active ophthalmic devices based on Metasurface structures may also be formed.... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc

20140277437 - Intraocular lens (iol): An improved intraocular lens, for example, an accommodating intraocular lens including a lens optic, the lens optic including a ring-shaped lens optic portion and/or a light window.... Agent:

20140277438 - Crystalline polymeric compositions for ophthalmic devices: Ophthalmic devices suitable for implantation into the eye through small incisions or insertion into an existing orifice are disclosed. These devices are made from a composition comprising crystalline or semi-crystalline polymeric materials which have a glass transition temperature (Tg) of from about −100° C. to about 37° C., and wherein... Agent: Medennium, Inc.

20140277439 - Surface treatment of silicone materials: Disclosed herein are surface treatments for soft silicone gel materials such as silicone intraocular lenses.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20140277440 - Tissue expander implant with self-sealing safety patch: Disclosed is a self-sealing patch for use with a tissue expander implant. The self-sealing patch serves as protection for the tissue expander against a hypodermic needle inadvertently missing a fluid injection port thereof by sealing a puncture through the patch. The patch includes a first sheet having a first sheet... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140277442 - Anti-migratory stent coating: The invention is directed to an anti-migratory stent comprising a tubular structure having an exterior surface and a plurality of protrusions provided on the exterior surface. The plurality of protrusions includes a first set of protrusions and a second set of protrusions. Each of the first and second set of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277441 - Stabilizing implant with expandable segments: An article and method are presented wherein an implant member is provided that is expandable in at least one direction, the implant adapted for use within an area adjacent vocal folds of a patient, the implant member comprising two or more segments, and a subcutaneous access port providing access for... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc. D/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America

20140277443 - Superhydrophobic coating for airway mucus plugging prevention: A method for reducing mucus accumulation in an airway including disposing an implantable device within an airway, wherein the implantable device has a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a lumen extending from the first end to the second end; wherein at least a portion of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277445 - Extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing assemblies and methods: Implantable assemblies/devices and methods for manipulating energy transferred by members defining an anatomical joint, wherein the members collectively define a path of motion. Assemblies/devices are provided with a first component configured to be attached to a first member of the anatomical joint, a second component configured to be attached to... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20140277446 - Implantation approach and instrumentality for an energy absorbing system: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint and a method of implantation includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20140277444 - Structure and method for treating patello-femoral osteoarthritis: Implant apparatus and methods directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint and the patella specifically are disclosed. Implants that maintain alignment or address misalignment of a patella through a full range of motion of the knee joint are disclosed.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20140277450 - Apparatus and methods for aol and drl reconstruction of cmc joints: A surgical pin guide for reconstruction of a carpo-metacarpal (CMC) joint of a hand includes: a guide body having first and second opposed second end portions; a first pin receiving member connected to the first end portion of the guide body, the first pin receiving member having an elongated channel... Agent:

20140277449 - Bone screw and tendon fixation enhancement devices and methods: A sleeve system to support surgical screws or prosthetic devices on, against, or within a bone or tissue of a subject includes a woven sleeve having a first end, a second end, and an elongated body. The elongated body defines an interior portion of the woven sleeve. The first end... Agent: Woven Orthopedic Technologies, LLC.

20140277448 - Methods of making reinforced soft grafts with suture loop/needle construct: Surgical constructs and methods for tissue to bone repair employing a tissue construct reinforced with a reinforcement (reinforcing) material such as suture, tape, weave or mesh, among many others. The reinforced construct preferably includes a stitched reinforced region formed by employing a suture loop construct with a free floating needle... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.

20140277447 - Scaffold for spring ligament repair: A construct is disclosed that may be used to repair or replace a natural ligament. The construct may be formed of materials for biocompatibility and/or resorbtion. The construct may be provided or connected to a soft anchor for connection to a bone portion.... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20140277452 - Implantable repair device: An implantable repair device for the repair, augmentation or replacement of tissue, uses silk fibroin and has a smooth surface and a porous surface. The smooth surface has a measured Sa value of less than approximately 0.1 μm when using Atomic Force Microscopy when samples of the repair device are... Agent: Orthox Limited

20140277451 - Meniscus prosthetic devices with anti-migration or radiopaque features: A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores stress distribution, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the prosthetic device includes an anti-migration feature that inhibits extreme movement within the joint while permitting... Agent:

20140277453 - Ciliary implant, ciliary augmentation: A prosthesis for eyelash replacement, restoration, or augmentation includes an implantable base serving a substrate at a ciliary implant site in proximity to a native eyelash line, and a plurality of artificial eyelash hairs secured to the implantable base at intervals along and extending from the implantable base to mimic... Agent:

20140277454 - Absorbent substrates for harvesting skin grafts: Methods and devices for management of fluids during skin graft transplantation are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, absorbent substrates for transplanting skin grafts are disclosed having a surface adapted to contact at least one excised skin graft and engage said graft for removal from a donor site; a... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140277455 - Laser processing apparatus, osseointegration method, implant material, and implant-material fabrication method: An apparatus for integrating bone and implant material and a method for fabricating an implant material are provided. The apparatus includes a laser applying unit that applies the laser beam to a junction of the bone and the implant material to drill a hole in the bone and melt the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140277458 - Endplate punch template and method of use: An instrument for penetrating an endplate of a vertebra having a first plate including a first endplate engaging surface and a second surface. The first endplate engaging surface and the second surface are oriented so as to face in opposing directions. The first plate has a plurality of extensions projecting... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140277462 - Implants for facet fusion: Assemblies of one or more implant structures make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. The representative lumbar spine interventions, which can be performed on... Agent:

20140277463 - Long implant for sacroiliac joint fusion: Systems, devices and methods for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient using a long implant are provided. The method can include inserting a guide pin through the first ilium and across the first SI-Joint, through the sacrum and above the S1 foramen, across the second SI-Joint, and through the... Agent:

20140277460 - Method and implant system for sacroiliac joint fixation and fusion: An improved method of implanting a bone graft in a joint and tools for accomplishing the same is disclosed. The present invention relates generally to tools and methods useful for treating a sacroiliac joint. In one embodiment, the present invention is a method including the steps of: creating a first... Agent:

20140277461 - Porous tissue ingrowth structure: A three-dimensional scaffold for a medical implant includes a plurality of layers bonded to each other. Each layer has a top surface and a bottom surface and a plurality of pores extending from the top surface to the bottom surface. Each layer has a first pore pattern of the pores... Agent: Smed-ta/td, LLC

20140277456 - Spinal implant and assembly: An implant assembly is shown and described. The implant has at least one or a plurality of elastic, resilient or flexible arms that each have a detent adapted to retain at least one screw in a locked position in the implant. At least one of the arms has a portion... Agent: X-spine Systems, Inc.

20140277459 - Surgical delivery system and method: An implant delivery device includes a body having a first portion and a second transverse portion. The second transverse portion defines a cavity in at least a portion thereof. A first member has at least a portion thereof disposable in the cavity and movable relative to the second portion. A... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140277457 - Tissue repair with space-seeking spirals of filament: The distal portion of a shape-memory filament extends from a needle containing at least one filament gripping element. To implant the shape-memory filament in tissue, the needle is inserted into a cannula with a flexible and removable hook. During partial withdrawal of the needle, the hook holds the distal portion... Agent:

20140277466 - Adjustable multi-volume balloon for spinal interventions: An inflatable balloon for diagnostics and treatment of diseased discs or fractured bones. The balloon is a multi-volume balloon comprised of a plurality of adjustable and expandable single volumes. Further disclosed are methods of forming, expanding, and implanting the multi-volume balloon for proper placement and stabilization of the diseased discs... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20140277465 - Angulated rings and bonded foils for use with balloons for fusion and dynamic stabilization: An inflatable and implantable balloon for treatment of degenerative disc disease, bones, lesions, spinal deformities and spinal motion segment instabilities. The balloon is comprised of adjustable and expandable volumes. Further disclosed are methods of forming, inserting, expanding, and implanting the multi-volume balloon for proper placement and stabilization of the spinal... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20140277464 - Expandable coil spinal implant: Coiled spinal implants for disc, vertebral body, and spinal motion segment replacement or reconstruction comprise a plurality of loops and spaces between the loops, with the loops formed of a hollow material and having a plurality of apertures or a longitudinal gap that extend(s) through the sidewalls of the loops... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20140277467 - Prosthetic spinal disk nucleus: This specification describes technologies relating to an intervertebral disc prosthesis used to strengthen and stabilize the spine. Implementations of the technology described herein comprise a surgical device that is implanted through a small surgical incision into a portion of a human intervertebral disc, various support tools used to insert such... Agent:

20140277469 - Spinal disc prosthesis: A spinal implant for insertion between adjacent vertebrae to function as a disc prosthesis. The prosthesis is formed from two plates fastened to adjacent vertebrae facing each other. The facing sides of the plates have a donut shaped cushioning coupler to replicate the displaced disc material. Stabilizing links are positioned... Agent: Atlas Spine, Inc.

20140277468 - Transpedicular nucleus replacement system: A cannulated screw having a resilient balloon structure capable of supporting compressive and cyclic loads. The balloon provides an artificial disc prosthesis by use of the balloon that mimics the properties of the natural disc by maintaining the intervertebral disc space through a full range of natural motion, absorbing shocks... Agent: Atlas Spine, Inc.

20140277470 - Expandable corpectomy device: The instant invention is a longitudinally adjustable corpectomy device which fits within the intervertebral distracted channel. A ratchet mechanism allows for an extendable member to adjust to a longer length to accommodate a distracted channel. The ratchet type mechanism allows the members to move in a unidirectional movement to prevent... Agent: Atlas Spine, Inc.

20140277474 - Expandable inter-body fusion devices and methods: An expandable inter-body fusion device is presented. The expandable inter-body fusion device can have a first plate, a second plate, and an insert positioned substantially therebetween the first plate and the second plate. The first plate, the second plate, and the insert define an interior cavity. Moving the insert longitudinally... Agent: Spectrum SpineIPHoldings

20140277471 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each... Agent:

20140277472 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each... Agent:

20140277475 - 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.

20140277473 - Systems and methods for inserting an expandable intervertebral device: An expandable interbody device for implantation within an intervertebral space is provided, together with methods and tools for use therewith. The interbody devices of the present invention include upper and lower bearing members configured to expand via an expansion mechanism configured to allow the insertion of osteoconductive materials and other... Agent: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.

20140277484 - Adaptable interbody implant and methods of use: An intervertebral fusion implant comprises a body defining a longitudinal axis and extending between a first end and a second end. The body defines a first wall configured for engaging a first vertebral surface and a second wall configured for engaging a second vertebral surface. The first wall is connected... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140277502 - Anterior lumbar fusion method and device: A method and devices for placing spinal implants including placing the implants completely within a spaced defined between adjacent vertebral bodies where the implants are supported by the cortical bone of the vertebral bodies. An insertion instrument places the implants in pairs with a variable-sized space placed in between. The... Agent: Nutech Spine, Inc.

20140277477 - Apparatus and methods for inserting an interbody fusion device: An apparatus for use in spinal interbody fusion comprises, in combination, a spinal interbody fusion implant and an inserter releasably attached thereto. The implant comprises a hollow interior through which the inserter extends, the inserter having a tapered distal tip projecting exteriorly beyond the distal end of the implant to... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.

20140277500 - Bodiless bone fusion device, apparatus and method: A bodiless bone fusion method, apparatus and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bodiless bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable plates, one... Agent: Neuropro Technologies, Inc

20140277504 - Bone fusion implant device: Implant devices for insertion between first and second bone structures are disclosed and include an implant device body having an exterior surface and an insertion tool interface including a plurality of apertures configured to secure the implant device to an insertion tool, and includes a first aperture (e.g., a threaded... Agent: Osteomed LLC

20140277511 - Composite implants having integration surfaces composed of a regular repeating pattern: A composite interbody spinal implant including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing lateral sides, and opposing anterior and posterior portions; a first integration plate affixed to the top surface of the body; and an optional second integration plate affixed to the bottom surface of the body.... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20140277491 - Composite spinal interbody device and method: A composite interbody device for use with spinal fusion surgery is described herein. The composite interbody device comprises a central body made from a radiolucent biocompatible polymer (e.g., PEEK or UHMWPE) and metallic plates, which are placed at the superior and inferior surfaces of the central body. The metallic plates... Agent: Blackstone Medical, Inc.

20140277513 - Disc replacement device and method of use: A disc replacement device including a first body member with a convex articulation surface and a second body member with a concave articulation surface is disclosed. When operably positioned, the convex articulation surface engages the concave articulation surface to provide for movement therebetween. The disc replacement device also includes a... Agent: In Queue Innovations, LLC

20140277507 - Distractible skid spinal implant: A spinal fusion implant for implantation between adjacent vertebrae is described. The distractible spinal implant device contains a main body, a first end plate, and a second end plate. Each of the end plates are adapted to independently and slidably engagement with the main body to form a cage structure... Agent: Atlas Spine, Inc.

20140277506 - Dynamic spinal segment replacement: A vertebral body system and method having a polyaxial fastener receiving member, adjustable width plates and a pedicle screw having a pedicle threaded portion and a threaded portion for fastening to the vertebral body.... Agent: Medsmart Innovation, Inc.

20140277496 - Expandable device for implantation in body space: An expandable device for implantation in a body space, including an outer frame, and an inner frame slidably engaged with the outer frame. The inner frame includes a tapered wall surface. A ratchet is provided for maintaining an expansion state of the device after moving the inner frame relatively away... Agent:

20140277492 - Expandable implant of a minimally invasive surgery: An expandable implant of a minimally invasive surgery contains a body, a positioning post, two first connecting sets, two second connecting sets, and two expanding pieces. The body includes two seats and an adjusting knob. The positioning post inserts into the body and includes one side contacting with the adjusting... Agent:

20140277476 - Expandable interbody fusion device with graft chambers: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers in interlocking engagement. The expansion members are formed to each have a generally U-shaped rearward facing opening. The superior and inferior endplates have openings through their... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.

20140277490 - Expandable interbody spacer: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices and methods for treating one or more damaged, diseased, or traumatized portions of the spine, including intervertebral discs, to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. In one or more embodiments, the present disclosure relates to an expandable interbody spacer. The expandable interbody... Agent:

20140277487 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each... Agent:

20140277488 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each... Agent:

20140277489 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each... Agent:

20140277480 - Expandable spinal implant system and method: A spinal implant comprises a first member including a wall that defines a first cavity and a second member including a wall defining a second cavity. At least one first expandable bone graft is disposable within the second cavity. The second member is axially translatable relative to the first member... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140277509 - Expandable vertebral body replacement and methods: An expandable vertebral body replacement is presented. The device has an inner and outer wall longitudinally moveable on one-another which locks in place using a ratchet mechanism. This can be locked or fortified by several described options. Also presented is a method for expanding said device embodiments.... Agent: Spectrum SpineIPHoldings, LLC

20140277510 - Expandable vertebral body replacement device, system, and methods: An expandable vertebral body replacement is presented. The device has an inner and outer housing longitudinally moveable on one-another which locks in place using a retention member. This can be locked or fortified by several described options. Also presented is a method for expanding said device embodiments and a system... Agent: Spectrum SpineIPHoldings, LLC

20140277501 - Expanding interbody vertebral implant: A height-adjustable vertebral spacer is described. The spacer has a superior member and an inferior member. The superior member has a superior vertebral interface and an inferior nesting interface. The superior vertebral interface includes angled teeth, and the inferior nesting interface has one or more lateral walls with one or... Agent:

20140277482 - Hybrid intervertebral disc spacer device and method of manufacturing the same: A hybrid spinal implant device, and method of making the same are disclosed. The spinal implant device comprises two facing endplates, each having at least one anchoring wall or pin element, and a plastic spacer anchored to and located between the two endplates. The endplates may be manufactured from titanium.... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20140277493 - Implant instrument interconnection: An inserter instrument and an implant device are provided. An interconnection between an implant and an instrument may include a threaded connection and a gripping connection. Motion of the gripping connection is coordinated with motion of the threaded connection. One implant includes a threaded hole and an adjacent angled pocket,... Agent: Osteomed LLC

20140277512 - 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

20140277479 - Inserter for expanding an expandable interbody fusion device: An elongate inserter has a distal end releasably connected to an expandable interbody fusion device and a proximal end including a trigger actuator. The interbody fusion device comprises a superior endplate and an inferior endplate that are movable in an expansion direction relative to each other in the intradiscal space.... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.

20140277497 - Interbody standalone intervertebral implant: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices and corpectomy devices suitable for use with an oblique implantation. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer having a substantially U-shaped body and a plate coupled to the spacer. The overall shape of the implant is asymmetrical such that a median plane, an oblique... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140277485 - Intervertebral fusion implant cage: Intervertebral fusion implant cages and related methods are described herein. The cages may be used to assist with fusing together adjacent vertebrae when a displaced or damaged spinal disc is surgically removed. The cages include windows that allow the bone graft to grow from one vertebra through the cage and... Agent: Ranier Limited

20140277486 - Methods and apparatus for implanting an interbody device: A delivery device for inserting an interbody implant into an intervertebral space in a patient has an elongate tube with a channel and is sized to fit in an intervertebral space. The elongate tube has a proximal portion, a distal portion, a longitudinal axis, and a window with a longitudinal... Agent: Cogent Spine, Inc.

20140277508 - Plif hinged spacer: A spinal implant formed from a hinged distractor having an upper and lower support body that is hinged by use of pinions. An insert body is constructed and arranged to slide between the section to expand and maintain a space therebetween. The insert body includes a leading edge that is... Agent: Atlas Spine, Inc.

20140277495 - Posterior spinal implant system: Disclosed is a spinal implant comprising an implant spacer body and a plate. The spinal implant may be installed into an inter-vertebral space between adjacent vertebrae and may be installed from a patient's posterior. The implant spacer body tapers from the anterior toward the posterior and may be tapered at... Agent:

20140277503 - Spinal fixation device: A spinal fixation device includes a body having a first end defining an aperture, an engaging portion configured to engage a vertebral body, and an adjustment member configured to be received in the body through the aperture. The adjustment member is operatively coupled with the engaging portion to selectively position... Agent:

20140277481 - Spinal fusion implants and devices and methods for deploying such implants: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for distracting tissue. The devices and methods may include insertion of first and second elongated members into the space between two tissue layers, with an augmenting elongated member inserted therebetween to form a distraction device between the tissues to be distracted. The distraction device defines... Agent:

20140277478 - Spinal implant and surgical method: A spinal implant includes a substantially U-shaped body portion and a plate portion. The body portion has first, second, and third walls joined to one another such that the second and third walls define legs of the body portion. The body portion is configured and dimensioned to be positioned between... Agent: K2m, Inc.

20140277498 - Spinal implants and implantation system: Disclosed are surgical implants for providing therapy to a treatment site, tool sets and methods for minimally invasively accessing and deploying the implants within the spine. The treatment site may be a vertebral body, disc, and/or motion segments in the lumbar and sacral regions of the spine.... Agent: Baxano Surgical, Inc.

20140277499 - Spinal implants and implantation system: Disclosed are surgical implants for providing therapy to a treatment site, tool sets and methods for percutaneously accessing and deploying the implants within the spines. The treatment site may be a vertebral body, disc, and/or motion segments in the lumbar and sacral regions of the spine.... Agent: Baxano Surgical, Inc.

20140277505 - Spinal implants with bioactive glass markers: The present invention relates to orthopedic implants. More specifically, the present invention is a series of orthopedic implants constructed from biocompatible material, each including a plurality of markers constructed from bioactive glass material, some of which are radio-opaque. In addition to providing recognizable markers for use by the surgeon implanting... Agent:

20140277483 - Surface and subsurface chemistry of an integration surface: An interbody spinal implant and a process of producing the implant. The implant includes an integration surface having a roughened surface topography as at least part of the top surface, bottom surface, or both surfaces. The integration surface comprises at least one or more of (a) a plurality of grains;... Agent: Titan Spine, LLC

20140277494 - Vertebral body replacement and method of use: Vertebral body replacements are provided, including at least one vertebral body replacement in the shape of an oblong object. The oblong vertebral body replacement includes a nose shape to provide as minimally invasive an installation as possible, serrations formed in the side wall of the body replacement's body to prevent... Agent: Nabil L. Muhanna, M.d.

20140277514 - La fuente porus implant matrix: A porous surgical implant constructed of a nonbiodegradable polymer that is molded to form an omnidirectional vascularization frame. The frame defines a porous external surface and a plurality of internal longitudinally extending capillaries of a substantially constant porosity throughout the implant. The internal capillaries are in fluid communication with the... Agent:

20140277516 - Bone staple storage, inserter, and method for use therewith: The invention comprises a fusion implant system for a generally u-shaped bone staple in which the staple is provided on a storage block with the two side legs in an un-splayed position, and an inserter having two triangular shaped pivoting handles has detachable tips that engage the staple on the... Agent:

20140277515 - Method of a pharmaceutical delivery system for use within a joint replacement: Methods and apparatus of providing a joint replacement parts with a pharmaceutical delivery system is provided. The pharmaceutical delivery system is placed within the joint replacement parts to provide, over a period of time, sustained release of a controlled concentration of pharmaceuticals within the joint space of the joint replacement... Agent:

20140277519 - Artificial joint components including synovial fluid deflecting structures: Artificial joint prosthetic components including synovial fluid deflection structures are described. Embodiments of artificial joint prosthesis include those with: a bone-facing surface of a artificial joint prosthesis, the bone-facing surface configured to face a bone-prosthesis interface in vivo; a non-contact surface of the artificial joint prosthesis; and at least one... Agent:

20140277517 - Porous metal glenoid and associated method for molding the same: A porous metal glenoid component, comprising a thin solid nonporous region having a first side and a second side; a first porous metallic substrate formed on the first side of the nonporous region; a polymeric body fabricated onto the first porous metallic substrate, the polymeric body having an articulating surface... Agent:

20140277518 - Prosthetic articulation surface mounting: An apparatus for facilitating the mounting of a prosthetic articulation surface to a patient tissue includes an anchoring base including a central fastener aperture extending longitudinally therethrough. A first base end is laterally spaced from the central fastener aperture. A second base end is laterally spaced from the first base... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140277521 - Orthopaedic implant and method of installing same: An orthopaedic implant comprises a fixation plate and an articulation component comprising a bearing surface and an opposing securement surface formed of a porous material. The orthopaedic implant further includes at least one fastener extending through the fixation plate and secured within the porous material of the securement surface of... Agent:

20140277520 - System and method for implanting a secondary glenoid prosthesis: A method of implanting a shoulder prosthesis in a scapula of a patient includes the step of placing a guide over a primary glenoid component previously implanted within the scapula of the patient. The method further includes the steps of removing the primary glenoid component from the scapula and preparing... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277522 - Humeral arthroplasty: Arthroplasty components include an articular surface and a bone-facing surface. The bone-facing surface includes a concave arrangement of planar surfaces which converge as they approach a middle portion of the articular surface. Instruments and implantation methods are also disclosed.... Agent: Catalyst Orthopaedics

20140277524 - Radial head implant: A radial head prosthesis for implantation in a distal radius. The implant includes a head portion and a stem portion. The stem portion has a cylindrical shaft and tapered tip. The head portion includes a recess for engagement with the stem portion. The head portion includes a first bearing surface... Agent:

20140277525 - Adjustable lateral articulating condyle: An elbow prosthesis is provided and may include a first stem component attached to one of a humerus and an ulna, a second stem component attached to the other of the humerus and the ulna, and a joint disposed between and coupling the first stem component and the second stem... Agent: Biomet Manufactruing Corp.

20140277526 - Kinetic assessment and alignment of the muscular-skeletal system and method therefor: A system is disclosed herein for providing a kinetic assessment and preparation of a prosthetic joint comprising one or more prosthetic components. The system comprises a prosthetic component including sensors and circuitry configured to measure load, position of load, and joint alignment. The system further includes a remote system for... Agent: Orthosensor Inc

20140277527 - Modular knee prosthesis system for use with different load requirements: A modular orthopaedic implant system has first, second and third implant components. Two of the components have bores and the third component has a post. The third component can be assembled with either the first or second components with the post received in the respective bore of the other component.... Agent:

20140277528 - Knee augment: A knee prosthesis kit includes an implant and an augment. The implant has a base and a stem extending from the base, and the augment has a base and a conical, cylindrical, or anatomic portion extending from the base. The augment base has at least two openings for receiving fasteners... Agent:

20140277529 - Removable augment for medical implant: An orthopaedic augment includes a porous material, which is removably attached to a medical implant. The porous material has a bone ingrowth surface for interfacing with an existing bone material and another surface for interfacing with the medical implant.... Agent: Smed-ta/td, LLC

20140277530 - Fixation of bone implants: The present invention provides an orthopaedic implant including an articulating tray, a support tray connected to the articulating tray and a bone ingrowth layer connected to the support tray. The articulating tray has an articulating surface and an interface surface opposed to the articulating surface. The support tray has a... Agent: Smed-ta/td, LLC

20140277523 - Modular patella trials: A modular patella trial system and method is provided. A modular patella trial includes an articular element and at least one sizing element. The articular element has a length, a width, and a thickness. The articular element has a posterior and anterior surfaces separated by their thickness. The anterior surface... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20140277531 - Canine internal stifle stabilization (ciss) system: A Canine internal stifle stabilizing (CISS) system is provided as a three part modular, stifle stabilizing device that can be permanently or temporarily surgically implanted and attached onto the medial side of the distal femur and proximal tibia of quadrupeds. The stabilizing device is centered over the medial aspect of... Agent: Embark Enterprises Inc.

20140277533 - Internal unloader brace and method: An internal unloader brace includes an elongate bending member having an intermediate portion configured to bend under resistance such that joint forces are unloaded.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20140277532 - Orthopedic spacer: A temporary knee replacement assembly and kit includes a tibial plate that attaches to the tibia, a tibial rod that extends through the plate into the medullary cavity and abuts the plate. A femoral plate attaches to the femur, and a femoral rod extends through the second plate into the... Agent:

20140277534 - Knee prosthesis including rotatable spine: A knee joint prosthesis is disclosed. The knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial baseplate, a tibial insert, and a spine. The tibial baseplate can include a tibial plateau, having a proximal surface and an opposing distal surface, and a tibial stem extending from the distal surface of the tibial... Agent:

20140277535 - Knee prosthesis system: A knee prosthesis system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure can include a femoral component, a tibial component, a first femoral component insert, a second femoral component insert, a first tibial bearing, and a second tibial bearing. The knee prosthesis system may be configured in one... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corporation

20140277536 - Orthopaedic knee prosthesis having stem components with a varying number of slots: A knee prosthesis for use during performance of a knee replacement procedure includes a plurality of stem components in a range of various sizes, a plurality of femoral components in a range of various sizes, and a plurality of tibial trays in a range of various sizes. Each of the... Agent:

20140277537 - Prosthetic knee implant: Knee implant systems and methods for implantation or use in a knee joint, are disclosed. A knee implant system can include at femoral component having a femur-contacting surface and an opposing articulation surface, and proximal, distal, anterior and posterior portion. The femoral component can include a medial condyle and a... Agent:

20140277539 - Orthopaedic tibial prosthesis having tibial augments: A tibial orthopaedic prosthesis assembly for use during performance of a knee replacement procedure includes one or more tibial augments configured to be coupled to a tibial tray. Each tibial augment includes an exterior side surface of varying angulation relative to a top surface of the tibial augment.... Agent:

20140277538 - Revision implant augments, systems, and methods: In some embodiments, a surgical method includes creating an incision in a patient, exposing a multi-component prosthesis implanted in a patient, disassembling at least one component of the multi-component prosthesis, and coupling a first revision implant component to a first component of the multi-component prosthesis. The revision implant component has... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140277543 - Spring-loaded adjustable joint spacer/bearing trial system: A joint spacer for an orthopedic procedure including a first plate, a second plate, a coupling device, and a spacer insert receiving portion. The first plate includes a first bone facing surface and a first inner surface. The second plate includes a second bone facing surface and a second inner... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140277541 - Surgical instrument and method of same: A surgical instrument for use in an orthopaedic arthroplasty procedure includes a shaft having a first end and a second end and an impactor head disposed at the second end of the shaft. The impactor head includes first and second spaced ends, two spaced impaction surfaces disposed at the second... Agent:

20140277542 - System and method for measuring slope or tilt of a bone cut on the muscular-skeletal system: A system and method is disclosed herein for measuring bone slope or tilt of a prepared bone surface of the muscular-skeletal system. The system comprises a three-axis accelerometer for measuring position, rotation, and tilt. In one embodiment, the three-axis accelerometer can be housed in a prosthetic component that couples to... Agent: Orthosensor Inc

20140277544 - Systems and methods for joint repair including subchondral treatment of bone: Systems and methods for the treatment of a joint are provided. These systems and methods may also include a subchondral treatment of bone of the same joint. These joint treatment methods may be non-surgical or surgical. Also provided are devices and instruments associated with the methods.... Agent:

20140277540 - Tibial impaction guide surgical instrument and method of using same: An orthopaedic surgical instrument includes a cup including an outer surface having an opening positioned on a component-engaging side and an inner wall extending from the opening of the outer surface to a back wall. The inner wall having a plurality of stepped surfaces facing the component-engaging side. Each of... Agent:

20140277545 - Tibial tuberosity advancement implant: A tibial tuberosity advancement implant and method includes a spacer body made of biocompatible, biodegradable material and having a main section with at least one bony growth orifice therethrough and a proximal slot and at least one fin extending from the main section by at least one connector. A metal... Agent: Mwi Veterinary Supply Co.

20140277546 - Tibial trial instruments for setting offset: An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a tibial base trial adapted to be positioned on a surgically-prepared proximal end of a patient's tibia, a base fastener, and a stem adaptor secured to the base fastener. The stem adaptor includes a first adaptor body engaged with a... Agent:

20140277547 - Mechanical assembly of pegs to prosthesis: An orthopaedic prosthesis for cementless fixation has a solid metal base and porous metal pegs extending out from the base. The pegs are mechanically, rather than metallurgically, fixed to the base. A process for making such a prosthesis is also disclosed.... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140277548 - Unicondylar tibial knee implant: An implant providing for both short and long term stability and fixation is disclosed. The implant includes a plurality of projections extending from a bone contacting surface, and a porous material covering at least portions of the surface and projections. The orientation of the projections and the porous material provide... Agent: Mako Surgical Corp.

20140277549 - Low profile knee implant: A femoral implant for use as a component of an artificial knee having a thin, lightweight body with an articulating surface and an interior surface, the interior surface having one or more reinforcing members extending therefrom and extending across a substantial portion of said surface.... Agent: Phantom Orthopedics, LLC

20140277550 - Prosthetic components and methods for joint line access: A method for joint line assembly of an orthopaedic prosthesis assembly includes inserting a tapered post of a first prosthetic component into a tapered bore of a second prosthetic component along a longitudinal axis to secure the first prosthetic component to the second prosthetic component. A shaft of a fastener... Agent:

20140277551 - Prosthetic components with secondary retention: An implantable orthopaedic knee prosthesis assembly includes a femoral component, a stem component, a fastener, and a retention device. The femoral component is configured to be implanted into a distal end of a femur of a patient and includes a stem post having a proximal tapered bore, a distal passageway,... Agent:

20140277552 - Joint replacement spacers: Devices and methods are disclosed for joint replacement.... Agent:

20140277553 - Ulnar head replacement implant system: Embodiments of the invention may provide a stem and a head and a liner that can be assembled together to form an implant, such as may be used in repair of the distal ulnoradial joint. A given head and liner and stem may be assembled to each other in more... Agent: Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.

20140277554 - Hammertoe implant with enhanced gripping surfaces: An intramedullary fixation device used in bone fixation and stabilization on a patient includes a longitudinally extending rigid body, a distal head disposed at a distal end of the body and sized for insertion into an intramedullary canal of a phalanx of the patient, the distal head having a central... Agent:

20140277556 - Method and apparatus for protecting modular implant connection: Apparatus and methods of protecting modular implant connection portions are provided. A guard includes an outer sidewall and an inner sidewall defining a cavity that covers a modular implant connection portion. The modular implant connection covered with the guard can facilitate test-fitting of other modular implant components and allows reaming... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140277555 - Method for implanting a hip prosthesis and related system: A method of implanting a hip joint prosthesis into a patient can include obtaining image data of hip joint anatomy of the patient. Physical activities that the patient desires to participate in subsequent to implanting the hip prosthesis can be determined. A size and an initial placement of the hip... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

20140277557 - Femoral component for an implantable hip prosthesis: An orthopaedic prosthesis for use in a hip replacement surgery includes an implantable stem component. The implantable stem component includes a core and a shell extending over the core. The shell includes a polymeric material and is configured to receive a femoral head component. Metal foam may extend over a... Agent:

20140277558 - Acetabular fixation system and method: Improved methods, devices, systems and models for facilitating supplemental fixation of implant components to surrounding anatomical features, including supplemental fixation of acetabular components to the acetabulum.... Agent:

20140277566 - Long bone resurfacing bone lock: A locking implant is provided for a long bone. The locking implant comprises a head portion, a stem portion extending from the head portion, and an anchor disposed at an end of the stem portion for engagement within a resected long bone. The anchor defines at least one locking feature,... Agent:

20140277567 - Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments: A bone void filling prosthesis including a body and at least one leg. The body has a frustoconical profile, a length defined between a first end and a second end, and an aperture extending through the entirety of the length. The aperture defines a sidewall having a thickness spanning between... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20140277568 - Medical implant ii: E) The colored or color containing polymers (A), or those polymer layers that border on the reflecting coatings (A), the color substance receiving coatings (D) or the coatings consisting only of a color layer can be warmed-up and softened by electromagnetic radiation, while the remaining parts of the implant maintain... Agent: Synergy Biosurgical Ag

20140277559 - Hard-tissue implant: Hard-tissue implants are provided that include a bulk implant, a face, pillars, and slots. The pillars are for implantation into a hard tissue. The slots are to be occupied by the hard tissue. The hard-tissue implant has a Young's modulus of elasticity of at least 10 GPa, has a ratio... Agent:

20140277570 - Bone growth promotion systems and methods: This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing a novel delivery system for implantation in a patient. Further, this disclosure describes a delivery system including a carrier that is made of at least one monolithic bone tissue for retaining one or more substances.... Agent: Lanx, Inc.

20140277569 - Hybrid osteoinductive bone graft: A bone implant includes a first surface and a second surface. The first and second surfaces include a bioresorbable material. A third surface includes a biocompatible material disposed between the first and second surfaces. The third surface extends between a first end and a second end. The first and second... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140277571 - Implants with wear resistant coatings and methods: An implant comprises a substrate and a coating on a surface of the substrate, and the coating comprises silicon nitride and has a thickness of from about 1 to about 15 micrometer. A method of providing the implant comprises coating a surface of the implant substrate with the coating comprising... Agent: Ihi Ionbond Ag

20140277572 - Ultrafine electrospun fibers of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate and copolymers thereof: Methods to produce structures containing ultrafine fibers with average diameters from 10 nm to 10 μm and more preferably from 50 nm to 5 μm, have been developed. These methods produce ultrafine fibers without substantial loss of the polymer's weight average molecular weight. The ultrafine electrospun fibers have an unexpectedly... Agent:

20140277573 - Esophageal stent: Implantable device embodiments, such as stents, and particularly esophageal stents, formed of a scaffolding structure are disclosed. The scaffolding structure is formed of one or more strand elements arranged in a braided pattern. A covering may coat the scaffolding structure. A valve can be secured to the scaffolding structure and/or... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

20140277574 - Valve loader method, system, and apparatus: A valve loading system is provided that uses a valve loader to transfer a valve or other medical device from a storage cartridge into a deployment catheter. The valve or other medical device can be implanted or positioned within a patient using the catheter after the valve or other medical... Agent: Spiration, Inc.

20140277562 - Anti-migration tissue anchoring system for a fully covered stent: A prosthesis that includes a stent comprising a plurality of circumferential bands, a plurality of linking members, at least one anchor, or a prosthesis that includes a stent comprising at least one anchoring section comprising a first circumferential band, a second circumferential band, and at least one anchor. Optionally, the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277563 - Articulated commissure valve stents and methods: A support structure includes strut members interconnected by rotatable joints to form a series of linked scissor mechanisms. The structure can be remotely actuated to compress or expand its shape by adjusting the scissor joints within a range of motion. In particular, the support structure can be repositioned within the... Agent: Jenesis Surgical, LLC

20140277565 - Delivery device for partially unconstrained endoprosthesis: An delivery device including an inner tube having an inner tube proximal end region and an inner tube distal end region, the inner tube distal end region comprising a first retaining mechanism; a middle tube having a middle tube distal end region and a middle tube proximal end region and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277561 - Pancreatic stent drainage system: The present invention relates to a medical device, for pancreas, equipped with drainage feature. The medical device includes a stent having an exterior surface, a proximal end and a distal end. The medical device further includes a drainage tube helically wrapped around the stent. The drainage tube includes an external... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277564 - Stent delivery system: An stent delivery system may include a delivery device and a tubular body having a lumen sized to slidably fit about an outer diameter of the delivery device and a drainage stent having an anchoring mechanism, wherein the delivery device includes a constraining member configured to engage an external portion... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277560 - Stent having removable anchoring element: A stent comprising a radially expandable elongate tubular support structure, the elongate tubular support structure comprising an inner surface and an outer surface and an anchoring element disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the tubular support structure, the anchoring element is separate and removable from... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140277578 - Biodegradable composite scaffold for repairing defects in load-bearing bones: A tissue scaffold for repair and regeneration of bone hard tissue or muscle, skin, or organ soft tissue, including load-bearing bone tissue, the scaffold comprising a core of biocompatible, biodegradable inorganic glass fibers; and a biocompatible, biodegradable, flexible polymer film surrounding the core and adhered to the core.... Agent: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri

20140277577 - Pepsinized collagen implants and biomedical uses thereof: Disclosed are pepsinized collagen implants, such as membranes and sponges, and methods of making them, which entails solubilizing pepsinized collagen in a buffer containing a polyol, e.g., mannitol or sorbitol, wherein the buffer has a substantially neutral pH. Methods of using the pepsinized collagen implants for clinical applications are also... Agent: Orthovita, Inc.

20140277575 - Randomly uniform three dimensional tissue scaffold of absorbable and non-absorbable materials: An implantable structure, method for making the structure and method for using the structure, where the structure includes a combination of non-absorbable and absorbable components, and the implantable structure has a randomly uniform array of materials. The resulting implantable structure provides improved tissue ingrowth and flexibility after implantation and after... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140277576 - Randomly uniform three dimensional tissue scaffold of absorbable and non-absorbable materials: An implantable structure, method for making the structure and method for using the structure, where the structure includes a combination of non-absorbable and absorbable components, and the implantable structure has a randomly uniform array of materials. The resulting implantable structure provides improved tissue ingrowth and flexibility after implantation and after... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140277579 - Uses of amnion constructs in minimally invasive surgeries: A construct for use in a minimally invasive surgery is described. The construct contains an allograft having at least one layer of human amnion and chorion tissues, and is adapted for insertion into a small incision or a cannula employed in the minimally invasive surgery for access to the surgical... Agent: Liventa Bioscience, Inc.

20140277580 - Method of manufacturing a tubular medical implant: A method of manufacturing a tubular medical implant is provided. The method includes forming a hollow first tube with a first diameter and a first plurality of pores formed thereon and a hollow second tube with a second unstretched diameter and a second plurality of pores formed thereon. The second... Agent: Smed-ta/td, LLC

20140277581 - Prosthetic with voice coil valve: A prosthetic includes a pair of prosthetic members movably coupled together to allow movement of the pair of prosthetic members with respect to one another. A hydraulic actuator or damper including hydraulic fluid in a hydraulic chamber is coupled to one of the pair of prosthetic members. A hydraulic piston... Agent: Freedom Innovations, LLC

20140277582 - Brain-controlled body movement assistance devices and methods: Methods, devices, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for brain-controlled body movement assistance devices. In one aspect, a device includes a brain-controlled body movement assistance device with a brain-computer interface (BCI) component adapted to be mounted to a user, a body movement assistance component... Agent:

20140277583 - Fitting system for a neural enabled limb prosthesis system: Fitting systems and fitting methods for prostheses are provided. An instrumented prosthesis (IP), such as an instrumented prosthetic hand (IPH), can include sensors and can be connected to a neural stimulation system (NSS) or neural recording system (NRS), which includes an implanted system having electrodes. The NSS/NRS can also be... Agent: The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

20140277584 - Modular prosthetic sockets and methods for making and using same: Embodiments of a modular prosthetic socket for a residual limb of a lower extremity of a patient are provided. Modular components include a base, multiple strut connectors, and multiple longitudinal struts. The base is selected from a collection of bases. The multiple strut connectors are selected from a collection of... Agent: Lim Innovations, Inc.

20140277585 - System and method for polymeric prosthetic liner perspiration removal: Various systems and methods for removing perspiration from the interior of a donned polymeric prosthetic liner are disclosed.... Agent:

20140277586 - Prosthetic ankle and method of controlling same based on adaptation to speed: Prosthetic devices and methods of controlling the same are provided. A prosthetic ankle device includes a foot unit and lower limb member moveable relative to one another and defining an ankle angle therebetween. The prosthetic ankle device further includes a controller to operate the device using different ankle angles depending... Agent: Ossur Hf

20140277587 - Additive manufacturing produced prosthetic foot: Various systems, apparatuses, and methods for producing a prosthetic foot by an additive manufacturing process are disclosed.... Agent:

20140277588 - System and method for providing a prosthetic device with non-tactile sensory feedback: A system and method for substituting vision based cues for lost sense of touch may employ a small electronic display or other non-tactile feedback mechanism that attaches to a prosthetic arm or other limb. Devices according to certain embodiments of the present invention include an array of pressure or other... Agent:

20140277589 - Joint and digit: This disclosure relates to the field of prosthetics, more specifically to a pinless anthropomorphic hinge or joint, and a digit comprising one or more phalanges connected by and articulating around pinless joints, whereby the joints provide compliant movement in more than one plane. This disclosure also relates to modular prosthetic... Agent:

  
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