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

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07/10/2014 > 43 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20140194968 - Controlled deployable medical device and method of making the same: Controlled deployable medical devices that are retained inside a body passage and in one particular application to vascular devices used in repairing arterial dilations, e.g., aneurysms. Such devices can be adjusted during deployment, thereby allowing at least one of a longitudinal or radial re-positioning, resulting in precise alignment of the... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140194972 - Catheter: Catheters, as well as related systems and methods are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140194971 - Devices and methods for coronary sinus pressure relief: A method and devices for relieving pressure in the left atrium of a patient's heart is disclosed. The method includes using an ablative catheter in a minimally invasive procedure to prepare an opening from the coronary sinus into a left atrium of the patient's heart. Once the opening is prepared,... Agent:

20140194970 - Gate wire for contralateral leg access: An endovascular delivery system includes a pre-loaded, small guide wire for snaring via the contralateral side of a bifurcated prosthesis for deployment of a graft extension to the contralateral side of the bifurcated prosthesis. The pre-loaded guidewire avoids a cannulation step in the deployment of typical bifurcated stent grafts. Deployment... Agent: Trivascular, Inc.

20140194969 - Hydraulically actuated handle assembly for medical device deployment system: A medical device deployment system includes an inner shaft telescopically received within a retractable sheath and a medical device positioned over the inner shaft. A handle assembly houses a hollow washer and includes a hollow handle body having an open distal end receiving the inner shaft and the retractable sheath.... Agent:

20140194973 - Sac liner for aneurysm repair: Systems and methods for managing aneurysms provide additional support to an aneurysmal wall by disposing a flexible vascular liner against or in close proximity to the aneurysmal wall. The liner is flexibly expansive to conform to the wall of the aneurysm. The liner inhibits failure of the aneurysmal wall. The... Agent: Trivascular, Inc.

20140194974 - Implantable medical device having enhanced endothelial migration features and methods of making the same: An implantable medical device having enhanced endothelial migration features, generally comprises: a structural member including a leading edge and a trailing edge interconnected by a third surface region, the leading edge including a second surface region in a generally curvilinear cross-section, and the trailing edge including a fourth surface region... Agent: Palmaz Scientific, Inc.

20140194967 - Device and method for tacking plaque to blood vessel wall: A tack device for holding plaque against blood vessel walls in treating atherosclerotic occlusive disease can be formed as a thin, annular band of durable, flexible material. The tack device may also have a plurality of barbs or anchoring points on its outer annular periphery. The annular band can have... Agent: Intact Vascular, Inc.

20140194976 - Devices and methods for heart valve repair: Devices and methods provide enhanced treatment of a cardiac valve annulus. Methods generally involve contacting an anchor delivery device with the valve annulus and releasing a plurality of coupled anchors from the anchor delivery device to secure the anchors to the annulus. Anchors, which in some embodiments are super-elastic or... Agent: Guided Delivery Systems Inc.

20140194975 - Method of treating paravalvular leakage after prosthetic valve implantation: A method for treating paravalvular leakage at a location of a stented prosthetic valve includes the steps of delivering a clip to a location adjacent chordae tendinae of a native valve, and deploying the clip such that the clip captures at least some of the chordae tendinae of the native... Agent: Medtronic Cv Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20140194977 - Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves: Methods and systems for delivering and deploying a prosthetic heart valve include a deployment mechanism coupled to the prosthetic heart valve, the deployment mechanism comprising a longitudinal shaft that when rotated in a first direction, expands the prosthetic heart valve from a contracted state to an expanded state, and optionally,... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20140194980 - Reinforced commissural support structure: A device and method for controlling commissural tip deflection of a prosthetic valve, thereby both preventing failure due to repeated movement and/or uneven loading of the commissural points and also improving coaptation of the valve leaflets, including connecting reinforcing material between the commissural points so a spring-like span is created... Agent: Hlt, Inc.

20140194978 - Transcatheter heart valves: A prosthetic heart valve comprises a biological tissue valve and a collapsible and expandable support frame comprising longitudinal axis. The frame comprises an outflow circumferential structure defining an outflow end of the frame and defining a single row of expandable cells, and a circumferential undulating strut structure spaced apart from... Agent: Medtronic Corevalve LLC

20140194979 - Transcatheter heart valves: A prosthetic heart valve comprises a collapsible and expandable support frame comprising a longitudinal axis. The frame comprises a first circumferential undulating structure defining an outflow end of the frame, and a second circumferential undulating structure spaced apart from the first circumferential undulating structure. The frame also comprises a plurality... Agent: Medtronic Corevalve LLC

20140194981 - Anti-paravalvular leakage components for a transcatheter valve prosthesis: A valve prosthesis includes one or more anti-paravalvular leakage components coupled to a stent. The anti-paravalvular leakage component may encircle the stent and include a radially expandable control ring coupled to an unattached edge of a flexible skirt which extends the unattached skirt edge outwardly away from the stent and... Agent: Medtronic Cv Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20140194982 - Valve prosthesis and method for delivery: In some embodiments, a valve prosthesis includes an inlet portion that is substantially s-shaped and configured to engage the floor of the outflow tract of the native heart atrium. In some embodiments, a valve prosthesis includes a chordae guiding element configured to reduce bending of the chordae to reduce stress... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140194983 - Valve prosthesis and method for delivery: Heart valve prostheses are provided for replacing a cardiac valve. The heart valve prosthesis includes a self-expanding frame including a first portion and a second portion. In the collapsed configuration, the first portion is positioned adjacent to the second portion. In the expanded configuration, the first portion moves to be... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140194984 - System and method for assisted partitioning of body conduits: A treatment strategy for treatment of elevated pressure in a body conduit, such as a pulmonary vein, with a prosthetic partitioning device for placement in and/or about pulmonary veins is described, as well as delivery systems, and strategies for use thereof. A control device is configured to transmit signals to... Agent:

20140194985 - Controller and power source for implantable blood pump: Methods and apparatus for controlling the operation of, and providing power for and to, implantable ventricular assist devices which include a brushless DC motor-driven blood pump, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a control system for driving an implantable pump is provided. The digital processor is responsive to data associated with... Agent: Heartware, Inc.

20140194986 - Iol with varying correction of chromatic aberration: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical filter operable to filter out at least visible light having a wavelength less than 450 nm. The lens also includes a first diffractive structure adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a first wavelength range above 550 nm and to reduce longitudinal... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140194987 - Silk covered breast implant: The present specification provides for methods for purifying fibroins, purified fibroins, methods of conjugating biological and synthetic molecules to fibroins, fibroins conjugated to such molecules, methods of making fibroin hydrogels, fibroin hydrogels and fibroin hydrogel formulations useful for a variety of medical uses, including, without limitation uses as bulking agents,... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140194988 - Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants: An implant for repairing a joint between a first bone and a second bone includes a first section constructed of a substantially rigid material and a graft constructed of soft tissue having a first end and a second end. The first section has a first end surface configured for positioning... Agent: P Tech, LLC

20140194989 - Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants: An implant for repairing a joint between a first bone and a second bone includes a first section constructed of a substantially rigid material and a graft constructed of soft tissue having a first end and a second end. The first section has a first end surface configured for positioning... Agent: P Tech, LLC

20140194990 - Adjustable complex of artificial cervical vertebra and intervertebral connector: An adjustable complex of an artificial cervical vertebra and an intervertebral connector includes: a vertebra body; and two end plates respectively connected to a top end and a bottom end of the vertebra body by spherical joint structures; wherein the vertebra body comprises: an upper vertebra body; and a lower... Agent:

20140194991 - Stable device for intervertebral distraction and fusion: Improved methods and apparatuses for vertebral body distraction and fusion in accordance with various embodiments employ mechanisms for stabilizing a device so that the device can stay in the body and stably support the disc space during vertebral fusion following distraction of the adjacent vertebra by operation of the device.... Agent: Ex Technology, LLC

20140194992 - Expandable interbody (lateral, posterior, anterior) multi-access cage for spinal surgery: An interbody cage can be utilized in a multi-access approach. Such a device can be inserted in an MIS exposure and then can be expanded insitu. Such a multi access device can expand in width to cover a larger area for fusion to occur. Such device includes a unique feature... Agent: MedeviceIPHoldings, LLC

20140194994 - Intervertebral fusion implant: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140194993 - Percutaneous arthrodesis method and system: A method and system for percutaneous fusion to correct disc compression is presented. The method has several steps, for instance, inserting a percutaneous lumbar interbody implant; positioning guide wires for each facet screw to be implanted; performing facet arthrodesis in preparation for the facet screws; fixating the plurality of facet... Agent: Amendia, Inc.

20140194995 - Glenoid vault fixation: A system is provided which includes an articulating component, a post, a reception member and a bone engaging member. The articulating component includes an articulating surface and a second surface opposite the articulating surface. The post is disposed below the second surface. The reception member is configured to receive the... Agent: Coorstek Medical LLC D/b/a Imds

20140194997 - Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method: A replacement device for resurfacing a joint surface of a femur and a method of making and installing such a device is provided. The custom replacement device is designed to substantially fit the trochlear groove surface, of an individual femur, thereby creating a “customized” replacement device for that individual femur... Agent: Kinamed, Inc.

20140194998 - Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method: A replacement device for resurfacing a joint surface of a femur and a method of making and installing such a device is provided. The custom replacement device is designed to substantially fit the trochlear groove surface, of an individual femur, thereby creating a “customized” replacement device for that individual femur... Agent: Kinamed, Inc.

20140194996 - Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20140194999 - Devices, implements and methods for the treatment of a multi-axis joint: Devices, implements and methods are provided for performing trapezioplasty of the osteoarthritic trapezium. Once a palmar osteophyte has been removed from the trapezium bone, a trapezial rasp is used to shape the central portion of the trapezium bone into an initial saddle shape. A contouring tool having a double curvature... Agent: Skeletal Dynamics LLC

20140195000 - Sperical subtalar implant: One embodiment of the invention includes a sinus tarsi implant with a proximal portion that includes a spherical portion. The spherical portion may include apertures for tissue in-growth. The implant design limits patient discomfort due to pressure points. Other embodiments are disclosed.... Agent: Trilliant Surgical, Ltd.

20140195002 - Percutaneous osseointegrated implant assembly for use in supporting an exo-prosthesis: An implant assembly for a long bone is adapted to support an exo-prosthesis. The assembly includes a stem, a subdermal component and a percutaneous post. The stem has a proximal end that is adapted to be received in a surgically prepared medullary canal of the long bone, and a distal... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation

20140195003 - System and method for altering rotational alignment of bone sections: A rotational correction system includes an implant having first and second sections, the implant having a rotatable permanent magnet disposed in a housing of the first section, the rotatable permanent magnet mechanically connected to a nut operatively coupled to the second section. A keyed portion is interposed between the nut... Agent: Ellipse Technologies, Inc.

20140195001 - High strength injection molded orthopedic devices: High strength implantable devices having complex surfaces are injection molded from powder metal wherein the surface is defined by a monolithic insert made by additive manufacturing. The insert defines the surface texture of the device and may also include a portion to form an ingrowth texture and a portion to... Agent: Praxis Power Technology, Inc.

20140195004 - Implants and methods for correcting tissue defects: The present invention relates to mosaic implant (15) comprising a plurality of mosaic plates (17) connected by a wire or mesh anchoring arrangement (9). Methods for forming such implants and methods for using said implants for correction of bone and soft tissue defects are described.... Agent: Oss-q Ab A Corporation

20140195005 - Osteograft implant: Bone implant compositions are provided that include a body made of cortical bone extending along an axis between a first end and a second end. The body includes an outer surface configured to engage host bone of a patient and at least one recess extending transverse to the axis into... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140195006 - Multi valve anti-reflux prosthesis: A prosthesis and a method of controlling flow through a bodily lumen are provided. The prosthesis includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough. The prosthesis also includes a first valve and a second valve operably connected to the body. The first valve... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140195007 - Powered leg prosthesis and control methodologies for obtaining near normal gait: A powered leg prosthesis includes powered knee joint comprising a knee joint and a knee motor unit for delivering power to the knee joint. The prosthesis also includes a prosthetic lower leg having a socket interface coupled to the knee joint and a powered ankle joint coupled to the lower... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20140195008 - Suspension liner system with seal: A suspension liner sleeve adapted to provide an interface between a residual limb and a prosthetic socket, and having outer and inner surfaces. The liner sleeve includes an elongate, generally conical body portion formed from at least one material segment defining the liner outer surface. The at least one material... Agent: Ossur Hf

20140195009 - Ground contact device: A ground contact device having a module with at least a portion of the module's outer surface being curved. The ground contact device also having a planar surface, oriented in a plane parallel to a surface suitable for walking, on the module's inside surface. In addition, the planar surface contains... Agent:

  
07/03/2014 > 50 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20140188206 - Apparatus and methods for delivering prostheses to luminal bifurcations: A catheter for delivering luminal prostheses comprises a catheter body having an expandable member near a distal end. The prosthesis has a side hole, and a guidewire extends beneath a proximal portion of the prosthesis and over the exterior of the expandable member. A distal end of the guidewire is... Agent: Trireme Medical, Inc.

20140188209 - Device for deploying an implantable medical device: Device useful for implanting an implantable device within the vasculature of a patient. The device includes a deployment line, a control component for actuating the deployment line, and an actuation mechanism for translating constant-rate actuation of the control component into variable rate retraction of the deployment line from a remotely... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140188205 - Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element: Devices and methods are provided for controlling and indicating the deployed length of an interventional element on an interventional catheter. The interventional element may be a stent or series of stents, a balloon, or any other interventional element for which length control is necessary or desirable. Devices for controlling the... Agent: J.w. Medical Systems Ltd.

20140188207 - Endoluminal prosthesis: An endoluminal prosthesis may include a tubular main body and a branch. The main body may include proximal and distal end openings, a lumen, a sidewall, and a fenestration in the sidewall. The branch may include a tubular retrograde branch segment, a tubular antegrade branch segment, and a tubular branch... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188203 - Handle assembly for medical device deployment system: A medical device deployment system includes an inner shaft telescopically received within a retractable sheath and a medical device positioned over the inner shaft. A handle assembly includes a proximal handle portion having a handle body having an elongate slot therethrough. A distal end of the handle body is attached... Agent:

20140188204 - Methods and systems for performing medical procedures with reference to projective image and with respect to pre-stored images: A catheter is navigated within a body cavity of a patient. This navigation is enabled by the provision of the transmitter of electromagnetic radiation under platform, a receiver of electromagnetic radiation rigidly attached to fluoroscope, and a receiver of radiation rigidly attached to the catheter, all three of which are... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140188208 - Self-expanding pseudo-braided intravascular device: A self-expanding, pseudo-braided device embodying a high expansion ratio and flexibility as well as comformability and improved radial force. The pseudo-braided device is particularly suited for advancement through and deployment within highly tortuous and very distal vasculature. Various forms of the pseudo-braided device are adapted for the repair of aneurysms... Agent: Abbott Vascular Solutions Inc.

20140188211 - Endoluminal prosthesis introducer: An endoluminal prosthesis introducer may include an elongate tubular sheath including a reinforced longitudinal segment and a peelable longitudinal segment extending distally from the reinforced segment. An elongate tubular cannula may be disposed within the sheath. Upon application of a force applied to a distal end of the sheath, the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188210 - External steerable fiber for use in endoluminal deployment of expandable devices: The present disclosure describes treatment of the vasculature of a patient with an expandable implant. The implant is constrained to a reduced delivery diameter for delivery within the vasculature by at least one sleeve. The implant can be constrained to other diameters, such as an intermediate diameter. The sleeves can... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140188212 - Endoluminal prosthesis with fiber matrix: An expandable endoluminal prosthesis may include a graft body and a support structure attached to the graft body. The graft body may include a tubular body of nonwoven electrospun fibers disposed about a longitudinal axis. A first fiber matrix segment may be attached to and extend in a transverse direction... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188213 - Methods of manufacture and use of implantable pressure-actuated drug delivery systems: Implantable pressure-actuated systems to deliver a drug and/or other substance in response to a pressure difference between a system cavity and an exterior environment, and methods of fabrication and use. A pressure-rupturable membrane diaphragm may be tuned to rupture at a desired rupture threshold, rupture site, with a desired rupture... Agent: Johns Hopkins University

20140188214 - Valved aortic root prosthesis: Disclosed herein a valved aortic root prosthesis comprising a vascular prosthesis with a cuff fastened to the proximal end thereof and a valve mounted in the cuff, wherein the cuff is provided with three marks at an angle of 120 degrees from each other, which divide the cuff into three... Agent: Zao Npp Medeng

20140188216 - Expandable iliac sheath and method of use: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, small cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system... Agent: Onset Medical Corporation

20140188215 - Method and apparatus for catheter-based annuloplasty using local plications: The present invention relates to a minimally invasive method of performing annuloplasty. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing annuloplasty includes accessing a left ventricle of a heart to provide a discrete plication element to the left ventricle, and engaging the plication element to tissue... Agent: Mitralign, Inc.

20140188217 - Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method: A kit for implanting a prosthetic vascular conduit includes a prosthetic vascular conduit for coupling to a prosthetic valve having an annular portion. The conduit includes a terminal collar member for receiving the valve. The kit further includes a holder including a shaft and a hub including a receiving portion... Agent: Sorin Group Italia S.r.i.

20140188218 - Extracellular matrix material conduits and methods of making and using same: Extracellular matrix (ECM) valve conduits are disclosed. Methods for regenerating atrioventricular valves to replace defective atrioventricular valves within a heart of a subject using the ECM valve conduits are also disclosed. Methods of sterilizing and decellularizing an ECM material are also disclosed.... Agent:

20140188220 - Heart valve assemblies: An implantable prosthetic valve assembly includes a radially expandable frame including an inflow portion and a second portion. The inflow portion is configured, in an expanded state, to bear against a native cardiac annulus in a manner so as to resist migration. The second portion extends from the inflow zone... Agent: Medtronic Corevalve LLC

20140188219 - Post-implant expandable surgical heart valve configurations: Disclosed herein is a prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve is configured to... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20140188221 - Surgical heart valves adapted for post-implant expansion: A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein is disclosed, together with methods of using same. The prosthetic heart valve may be... Agent:

20140188222 - Retinal prosthesis techniques: Apparatus for use with an external non-visible light source is provided. The apparatus comprises an intraocular device configured for implantation in a human eye, and comprising an energy receiver. The energy receiver is configured to receive light emitted from the external non-visible light source, and extract energy from the emitted... Agent: Nano-retina Inc.

20140188223 - Reinforcement implant for lamina with a cantilever bridge part: A reinforcement implant comprises a cantilever part for spanning a resected area of a lamina and an anchoring part at opposite ends of the cantilever part. The first anchoring part has a pressure surface for bearing on the spinous process of the vertebra, and the second anchoring part has a... Agent: Facet-link Inc.

20140188227 - Fibrous scaffold for use in soft tissue engineering: The present invention relates to a fibrous scaffold for use as a substrate in soft tissue applications, in particular for preparing annulus fibrosus (AF) tissue. In aspects, the present invention also relates to an engineered biological material comprising AF tissue; constructs comprising one or more engineered biological materials; methods for... Agent: Mount Sinai Hospital

20140188226 - Interbody insertion tool and method: An interbody insertion tool and cage for use during an interbody spinal fusion procedure is disclosed. In one aspect, the tool comprises a rod centrally located within the tool that has the ability to remain attached to the cage to aid in: coupling the tool to the cage, release of... Agent: Spineworks LLC

20140188225 - Intervertebral cage expandable in steps: An intervertebral fusion implant for fusion of two adjacent vertebrae, comprising a base piece and a cover piece, which are each designed to bear on a facing end plate of one of the adjacent vertebrae, wherein the cover piece is adjustable in height with respect to the base piece, wherein... Agent: Facet-link Inc.

20140188224 - Laterally expandable intervertebral fusion implant: The invention relates to an intervertebral fusion implant for fusing two adjacent vertebrae, comprising an adjustable support body, the base surface and cover surface of which are configured to bear on end plates of the adjacent vertebrae, wherein provision is made for a side bracket, which can be pivoted laterally... Agent: Facet-link Inc.

20140188228 - Spinal implant apparatus and methods: A method of inserting and positioning an intervertebral spacer is provided. The spacer includes a longitudinal axis, an on-axis interface coincident with or parallel to the longitudinal axis, and an off-axis interface angled to the longitudinal axis. The spacer's front end may be curved. The method may include inserting the... Agent: Stryker Spine

20140188229 - Implantable biological joint replacement: The present invention concerns the problem of solving issues of common mechanical endoprostheses and limitations of current cartilage replacement methods by manufacturing a complete implantable biological joint replacement. Devices which provide for the shaping, diffusion activation and particularly fulling of the joint replacement which is being produced—i.e. compression with alternating... Agent:

20140188230 - Bone prosthesis for maintaining joint operation in complex joints: A method of reconstructing a wrist includes removing a patient's scaphoid to create a void. The scaphoid has a plurality of adjacent bones, each of the adjacent bones comprising a surface generally facing the void. The surface of at least two of the adjacent bones is prepared by affixing a... Agent:

20140188232 - Humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis: A humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis encloses a stem module which has a shank and an upper shank portion with a stem support surface. A joint adapter is adapted to hold either a liner or a spherical cap. The joint adapter has an adapter support surface which interfaces with... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.

20140188231 - Implant insertion tool for use in a surgical procedure to implant a stemless humeral component: A stemless humeral component for replacing the humeral head of a patient's humerus includes a support flange having a number of cantilevered legs extending distally away from a bottom surface thereof. Instruments and methods for surgically installing the stemless humeral component are also disclosed.... Agent:

20140188233 - Methods of using, providing and manufacturing a shoulder prosthesis with a one-piece humeral head: A humeral head augment device in use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature. The radius of curvature is configured to constrain transitional movement of the implanted shoulder prosthesis when... Agent: Tornier, Inc.

20140188234 - Femoral and tibial bases: Various embodiments are directed to femoral and tibial bases that form structures of an implantable mechanical energy absorbing system. According to one embodiment, the bases include a low-profile body having a elongate and a curved body portion. One end of the base is elevated as compared to another end. An... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20140188235 - Prosthetic system: An instrument for engaging a bearing configured to facilitate articulation of a femoral component and a tibial component. The instrument includes a first bearing engaging portion configured to engage a first end of the bearing, and a second bearing engaging portion configured to engage a second end of the bearing... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140188236 - Ankle replacement system and method: A position adjustment device having a tool holder is locked to at least two pins projecting from respective anterior facing locations near a distal end of a tibia of a patient. The position adjustment device is adjusted. The position adjustment device is locked with the tool holder at first coordinates... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140188238 - Ball and socket implants for correction of hammer toes and claw toes: A toe bone implant for correction of toe bone deformities is provided. The toe bone implant includes a first portion having a socket portion. The toe bone implant also includes a second portion having a ball portion operatively connected to the socket portion. The toe bone implant is implanted in... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140188237 - Device and method for fixation for bone or soft tissue deformity of digits: A fixation device comprises a first clamping member having an adjustable clamping collar and a first curved support portion attached to the adjustable clamping collar. The first clamping member is adapted to receive a digit. The first curved support portion is adapted to support an inferior surface of a proximal... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140188239 - Double thread hammertoe compression device: A method and device to correct hammertoes. The device includes an elongated device having a first threaded end with a first thread pitch and a second threaded end with a second thread pitch. A core connects the first and second threaded ends. When the implant is implanted into a joint... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140188240 - Methods and devices related to patient-adapted hip joint implants: This application relates to hip replacement systems and methods. Disclosed include patient-adapted (patient-specific or patient-engineered) hip replacement systems including patient-adapted implants and patient-adapted surgical instrumentation. Related methods of making and using the systems are also disclosed.... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20140188241 - Computer-guided system for orienting the acetabular cup in the pelvis during total hip replacement surgery: i

20140188242 - Demineralized cancellous bone scaffolds: The present invention provides a cancellous bone scaffold to use in the replacement or repair of connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons. The cancellous bone scaffold has a fully demineralized segment with at least one adjacent mineralized end segment.... Agent:

20140188244 - Pyrolytic carbon implants with porous fixation component and methods of making the same: An orthopedic implant including an articulation portion having a pyrolytic carbon bearing surface and a porous bone on- or in-growth structure, and methods of making the same.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140188245 - Devices for gastrointestinal bypass having tissue ingrowth features: Tissue ingrowth devices configured to be coupled within a bodily lumen are described. In one embodiment, a tissue ingrowth device may include a framework and a liner covering the framework. The liner may have a zig-zag edge with a plurality of peaks and valleys. The tissue ingrowth device may also... Agent:

20140188246 - Elongated lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an elongate implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to compress lung tissue. The implant may be longer in axial length than an axial length... Agent: Pneumrx, Inc.

20140188248 - Cation exchange ureteral stent: An endoluminal prosthesis for placing in a body passage of a patient, includes a ureteral stent, the ureteral stent having a generally tubular housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen longitudinally disposed therethrough, with cation-exchange resin beads disposed within the tubular housing, and at least... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188247 - Hollow fiber ureteral stent: An endoluminal prosthesis for placing in a body passage of a patient, includes a ureteral stent, the ureteral stent comprising a generally tubular housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen longitudinally disposed therethrough, at least one hollow fiber tubule disposed within the tubular housing, and... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188249 - Ureteral endoluminal device: An endoluminal medical device includes a cannula, the cannula having a proximal end and a distal end; an abrasion member having a series of struts interconnected by a series of bent segments forming a plurality of prongs attached to the cannula, the abrasion member having a first section and a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188243 - Biodegradable endoprostheses and methods for their fabrication: The disclosure provides biodegradable implantable devices such as a stent comprising a biodegradable polymeric wherein the polymeric material is treated to control crystallinity and/or Tg. The stent is capable to expand at body temperature from a crimped configuration to a deployed diameter and have sufficient strength to support a body... Agent: Elixir Medical Corporation

20140188250 - Modifiable medical grafts and related methods and apparatuses: Described are medical graft materials and devices which can be usefully modified with liquid additives such as cell suspensions, bioactive agents, or combinations of these. Also described are methods for making and using these medical graft materials and devices.... Agent:

20140188251 - Device with a wall designed to tightly enclose a body part: A device with a wall (6) designed to tightly enclose a body part is made of an electrically non-conductive material (9) and has a shape adapted to the body part or adapting thereto as a result of the elasticity of the wall, wherein an inner face (7) of the wall... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

20140188252 - Polycentric knee joint prosthesis for extreme affordability: An above knee prosthesis comprises an upper block, a lower block, a middle linkage pivotably coupling the middle posterior regions of the upper and lower blocks together, and at least one side linkage pivotably coupling the sides of the upper and lower blocks together. The center of rotation of the... Agent: D-rev: Design For The Other Ninety Percent

  
06/26/2014 > 61 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140180377 - Aneurysm occlusion system and method: An aneurysm occlusion system includes devices positionable within a cerebral blood vessel covering a neck of an aneurysm in the blood vessel. A component device includes an expandable tubular body, an expandable anchor, and a link connecting the body to the anchor. One or more devices deployed using a method... Agent: Penumbra, Inc.

20140180379 - Cannulation guiding device for bifurcated stent and method of use: The present invention is directed to an intraluminal guiding device having an expandable guiding member so as to facilitate and overcome the difficulties associated with obtaining contra-lateral leg access of a bifurcated stent or a bifurcated stent graft with a second guidewire and a method for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20140180378 - Expandable stent-graft system having diameter reducing connectors: A system for deploying a stent-graft within a body vessel is provided. The system includes an expandable stent-graft having expandable stent rings attached thereto and a cannula extending through the stent-graft. The system includes a plurality of diameter reducing connectors extending around the circumference of the graft for reducing the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180383 - Implant delivery assembly and method of use: A medical assembly for delivering an implant comprising a tubular resilient implant defining an inner lumen, the implant comprising a plurality of engaging members extending proximally an end thereof, the implant having a delivery configuration, and a released configuration, and a delivery assembly for delivering the implant, the delivery assembly... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140180382 - Implant having high fatigue resistance, delivery system, and method of use: According to one aspect of the present invention, a fatigue resistant stent comprises a flexible tubular structure having an inside diameter, an outside diameter, and a sidewall therebetween and having apertures extending through the sidewall. According to other aspects of the invention, processes for making a fatigue resistant stent are... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140180380 - Stent deployment device and methods for use: A stent deployment device and methods for use, where the device comprises: (a) an outer sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, (b) a pull apparatus at least partially disposed within the outer sheath, where a portion of the pull apparatus is sized and shaped to receive a... Agent:

20140180381 - Stent deployment device and methods for use: A stent deployment device and methods for use, where the device comprises: (a) an outer sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, (b) a pull apparatus at least partially disposed within the outer sheath, where a portion of the pull apparatus is sized and shaped to receive a... Agent:

20140180384 - Systems and methods for deploying a portion of a stent using an auger-style device: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for deploying at least a portion of a stent. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cannula having an outer surface, and an auger having a plurality of turns coupled to the outer surface of the cannula. A stent has a portion dimensioned... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180386 - Apparatus and method for improved deployment of endovascular grafts: Apparatus and methods for facilitating deployment of an implantable medical device including a stent graft. A restraining device, such as cord or suture, holds at least the proximal end of the stent in a radially inwardly compressed configuration during delivery to a desired location within the lumen of a patient's... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180389 - Monorail: A monorail guides a guide wire introduced into an outer tube in a catheter for stent surgery. The catheter includes the outer tube having an outer hole, an inner tube installed in the outer tube, and a guide wire inserted into the outer hole and the inner tube and protruding... Agent: Taewoong Medical Co., Ltd.

20140180385 - Stent cannulation guiding device and method of use: The present invention is directed to an intraluminal guiding device having an expandable guiding member so as to facilitate and overcome the difficulties associated with obtaining contra-lateral leg access of a bifurcated stent or a bifurcated stent graft with a second guidewire and a method for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms... Agent: Cordis Corporation

20140180387 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes an elongate delivery member; a self-expanding proximal bumper disposed on a distal region of the delivery member in a radially contracted configuration, where the proximal bumper is biased to expand to a radially expanded configuration; a self-expanding stent disposed over the delivery member in a... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140180388 - Systems and methods for securing and releasing a portion of a stent: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for deploying at least a portion of a stent, comprising a retaining member having a main body. At least one slot is formed into the main body. The at least one slot comprises a circumferentially enclosed segment and an axial opening. A portion... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180390 - Stent designs for reduced infolding of graft material: A stent-graft comprises a substantially tubular graft material, and a stent coupled to the graft material. The stent has proximal and distal ends and further has compressed and deployed states. The proximal end is disposed proximally beyond a proximal edge of the graft material, and the distal end has at... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180395 - Bioactive spiral coil coating: An endovascular spiral coil coating and methods of making and using the same.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140180394 - Endoluminal prosthesis having modular branches and methods of deployment: The present embodiments provide an endoluminal prosthesis having modular branches, and systems and methods for facilitating deployment of the endoluminal prosthesis. In one example, the endoluminal prosthesis comprises a graft including a bifurcated body of a biocompatible material. The bifurcated body includes distally extending limbs. Limb extensions can be longitudinally... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180393 - Prosthesis having pivoting fenestration: An endoluminal prosthesis system includes a tubular graft having a pocket on the exterior of the graft. The graft further includes a wire extending within a lumen of the graft, with the wire extending through the passageway and into the pocket. An extension prosthesis can be inserted over the wire... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140180392 - Stent for restenosis prevention: A device for use in reducing or preventing the occurrence of restenosis following procedures such as PTCA, in which a stent is used to hold a bodily lumen open. The device comprises a two layered stent, one lying within the other. Both stent layers have an open weave structure, such... Agent: Technion Research & Developement Foundation Ltd.

20140180391 - Wireless endovascular stent-based electrodes: Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a blood vessel of a subject, including a stent (20) configured to be placed in the blood vessel. The stent includes at least first (32), second (34), and third (36) strut portions disposed along the stent. The first and second strut portions... Agent: Enopace Biomedical Ltd.

20140180396 - Hinge for medical device: A device is provided that provides flexibility to an assembly. The device includes a loop hinge that hinges by twisting a body of the loop hinge.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20140180397 - Multilayer stent: A multilayer stent configured for implantation in a body lumen, including a tubular outer layer comprising a first plurality of struts defining an outer layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the outer layer, and a tubular inner layer comprising a second plurality of struts defining an... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140180398 - Bioabsorbable medical devices and methods of use thereof: One aspect provides implantable medical devices including a bioabsorbable structure having a surface and having a coating layer on at least a portion of the surface. In certain embodiments, the coating layer includes a releasable bioactive and provides for a controlled absorption of the bioabsorbable structure upon implantation in a... Agent:

20140180399 - Mesh enclosed tissue constructs: Described is a heart valve leaflet manufactured from a mesh material. The mesh material may have an ability to capture circulatory/stationary/migratory cells of the body to become biologically active. In some cases, the mesh material is coated with a bioactive material, such as a molecule that binds to a cell... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140180400 - Prosthetic valves, frames and leaflets and methods thereof: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic heart valve leaflets of particular shapes that control bending character. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic heart valve comprises a leaflet frame having a generally tubular shape with attached film. The leaflet frame defines a plurality of leaflet windows. The film defines at... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140180401 - Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods: Described is a prosthetic valve, comprising: an expandable stent including an inner lumen and having a first and a second end; and a spring attached to the first end of the expandable stent; wherein the expandable stent and the spring can expand radially to a desired diametric configuration in order... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140180402 - Elastomeric leaflet for prosthetic heart valves: A leaflet for a prosthetic valve formed of at least one layer that includes a composite material containing at least one expanded fluoropolymer membrane having serpentine fibrils and an elastomer is provided. The fluoropolymer may be polytetrafluoroethylene. In at least one embodiment, the elastic properties are present in an axial... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140180406 - Accommodating intraocular lens: A dynamic accommodative intraocular lens is provided in which a central lens portion of the intraocular lens undergoes dynamic change in curvature to adjust focus from distant objects to those nearby in response to natural accommodative actions of the patient's eye. The intraocular lens utilizes fluid movement from flexible fluid... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140180404 - Curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens: A curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens for implantation into the eye of a patient includes a lens body having a base lens which has a base lens power, and a haptic structure including haptic elements projecting from the base lens. An actuator is placed into engagement with the lens body,... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140180405 - Curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens: A curvature changing accommodative intraocular lens is provided in which the anterior surface of the intraocular lens undergoes dynamic change in curvature to focus light from distant objects to those nearby. The lens utilizes fluid movement from bladders defined as junctions between haptic elements and lens element or bladders positioned... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140180407 - Accommodative intraocular lens: An accommodating intraocular lens implant includes an anterior floating lens unit, a posterior lens unit, an anterior lens link, a posterior lens link, and an anterior rim link, which comprises an anterior rim jointed element. An anterior rim complex is disposed such that the anterior floating lens unit is movable... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.

20140180408 - Edge design for reducing unwanted photic effects in intraocular lenses: An intraocular lens (IOL) has an optic, a peripheral rim, and a reduced thickness region connecting the optic to the peripheral rim. The peripheral rim has a continuously curving outer edge that it does not include any tangents parallel to the optical axis either along its length or at the... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140180409 - Accommodating intraocular lens providing progressive power change: An accommodating intraocular lens for providing a range of accommodative vision includes a deformable optic. The deformable optic includes a plurality of layers that have a progressively increasing hardness and/or refractive index characteristic from the outermost layer to the innermost layer to provide a range of accommodative power.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20140180410 - Intraocular lens or lens system to provide monofocal vision at multiple pre-defined focal points: An accommodative intraocular lens is described that provides monofocal vision at multiple pre-defined focal points during accommodation. The intraocular lens includes a lens element having a series of stacked optics that can be formed utilizing multiple different materials, each of which can have a different stiffness. In an implanted, disaccommodated... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140180403 - Accommodating intraocular lens: An accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) comprises an anterior lens, a posterior surface and an articulating member joining the anterior lens and the posterior surface to define an enclosed cavity. The articulating member comprises anterior and posterior arms coupling the anterior lens and the posterior surface, respectively. The articulating member further... Agent: Lensgen, Inc.

20140180411 - Retinal repair device and method: A device which may be formed of suitable elastomeric, biocompatible material is configured to be wedged into Tenon's space between the orbital and scleral walls of the eye at the location of a retinal tear or break. When positioned, the device pushes the eye wall inward to close the tear,... Agent: Poway Retinal Technologies, LLC

20140180412 - Device and method for making a variable surface breast implant: Devices and methods are provided for making a variable textured breast implant when used in conjunction with a breast implant mandrel having a molding surface and a stem depending therefrom.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140180413 - Silk covered prosthesis: Disclosed herein are polyurethane polymer matrices with a porosity of from about 20 microns to about 90 microns that are useful in promoting closure and protection of incision sites; supporting the lower pole position of breast implants; and providing a partial or complete covering of breast implants to provide a... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140180414 - System, apparatus, and method for grafting tissue: Systems, apparatus, and methods may be adapted for grafting tissue at a tissue site that may include an elongate housing and a plurality of elongate cutting members. The plurality of elongate cutting members may define a cutting surface at a distal end of the elongate housing. The cutting surface may... Agent: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri

20140180415 - Apparatus, kit, and method for percutaneous intervertebral disc restoration: An assembly for replacing a vertebral disc. The assembly includes an implant and a device for positioning the implant between two adjacent vertebrae. The implant includes a body having an internal compartment enclosed by an outer wall, and an endoskeleton coupled to the body. The device includes a cannula, a... Agent:

20140180419 - Continuously height-adjustable intervertebral fusion implant: The invention relates to an intervertebral fusion implant for fusing two adjacent vertebrae, comprising a base piece and a cover piece and also a spreading means, wherein the base piece and the cover piece are connected by a rocker which is situated therebetween and externally coupled, and the spreading means... Agent: Facet-link Inc.

20140180418 - Device for securing an implant to tissue: An implant device is provided for implantation within an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae comprising an implant body, a rotatable portion and a piercing portion configured to pierce the adjacent vertebra.... Agent:

20140180421 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc

20140180417 - Interbody vertebral prosthetic device with blade anchor: An intervertebral implant includes a body and a plate The body has an upper surface defining an upper plane and a lower surface defining a lower plane. First and second fastener holes of the plate are configured to retain the heads of first and second fasteners. A portion of each... Agent:

20140180422 - Low profile plate: The present application generally relates to orthopedic systems, and in particular, to systems including independent plates and spacers. A plating system can include a spacer and a plate that is independent from the spacer. A number of locking mechanisms can be provided to secure the plate to the spacer. In... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140180423 - System and methods for spinal fusion: A spinal fusion system and related methods involve the use of a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction. The spinal fusion implant is particularly suited for introduction into the disc space via a lateral approach to the spine.... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20140180416 - System, method and apparatus for simulating insertive procedures of the spinal region: Sensor information is received that indicates insertion of an insertion mechanism into a mechanical body. A virtual representation of the spinal region is generated. The insertion mechanism is represented graphically, as part of the virtual representation, as the insertion mechanism is inserted into the mechanical body... Agent: Neurosyntec Corp.

20140180420 - Tissue engineered fibrocartilage replacement: Fibrocartilage implants characterized by circumferential fiber networks embedded in arcuate or torroidal scaffolds with orthogonal fiber networks embedded therein to prevent separation of the circumferential fiber networks. The fiber networks convert axial compressive forces on the scaffolds to tensile loads on the circumferential fibers. Artificial knee meniscus and vertebral disc... Agent: Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey

20140180424 - Ball joint prosthesis and method: A ball joint prosthesis can include a shell, having an outer articular surface of a first material and an open distal end, configured to receive a sealing receptacle. A volume of a second material, within the shell, can be more compressible than the first material. The ball joint prosthesis can... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.

20140180425 - Shoulder prosthetic: A shoulder implant assembly including a humeral stem, a head, a cup, and a taper adaptor. The humeral stem is configured to be inserted into a humerus bone. The head includes a metal substrate having a coupling taper and a polymeric cover mounted to the metal substrate having a convex... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140180426 - Cannulated modular tibial stem component pieces for use in total ankle arthroplasty and systems for installing and removing same: An ankle replacement prosthesis comprising a cannulated tibial prosthetic stem component formed by a plurality of cannulated modular stem component pieces and tibial prosthetic instrumentalities and methods for installing the cannulated modular stem component pieces into a distal tibia and removing the cannulated modular stem component pieces from a distal... Agent:

20140180427 - Ankle replacement devices and methods of making and using the same: Ankle replacement devices are disclosed. Methods of making and using ankle replacement devices are also disclosed.... Agent:

20140180428 - Percutaneous expanding hammertoe implant: A method and device to correct hammertoes. The device includes a bone implant having a screw with a threaded end and an annular sleeve with a first threaded portion to accept the threaded end of the screw and an expanding feature along a portion of the sleeve. When the implant... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

20140180430 - Devices and methods for hip replacement: Devices and methods for use in hip replacement surgery can incorporate computer models of a patient's acetabulum and surrounding bone structure, a first patient-specific jig designed from the computer model and configured to correspond to a final installation position and orientation of a prosthetic him implant, a second patient-specific jig,... Agent:

20140180431 - Implant components and methods: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. Mounting members include, for example, flanges, blades, hooks,... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140180432 - Implant components and methods: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. Any of the implantable components may be include... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140180429 - Modular junction seal of an orthopedic implant: A method of forming an orthopedic implant, the method comprising the steps of providing a first implant component and a second implant component, the first implant component having a stem and a second implant component including a head defining a female taper sized to receive the stem; coupling the stem... Agent:

20140180434 - Dynamic bioactive nanofiber scaffolding: A resorbable bone graft scaffold material, including a plurality of overlapping and interlocking fibers defining a scaffold structure, plurality of pores distributed throughout the scaffold, and a plurality of glass microspheres distributed throughout the pores. The fibers are characterized by fiber diameters ranging from about 5 nanometers to about 100... Agent:

20140180435 - Biomaterial: The present invention provides a triblock copolymer and a viscoelastic biostable foam comprising the same.... Agent: Vysera Biomedical Limited

20140180433 - Stent with rough surface and its manufacture: A stent is provided wherein at least an outer surface portion is roughened to a predetermined extent and wherein a drug or a therapeutic agent can be applied to said surface. This results in an improved stent, which can be manufactured at low costs and which can further avoid thrombus... Agent:

20140180436 - Method and prosthesis for percutaneous hernia repair: A method and prosthesis is provided for percutaneous repair of an anatomical defect, such as an inguinal hernia. The method involves percutaneously accessing the inguinal canal of a patient. Following hernia reduction, if required, the hernia defect may be accessed and repaired percutaneously from within the inguinal canal. An implantable... Agent:

20140180437 - Plasticized bone and soft tissue grafts and methods of making and using same: The present invention provides a plasticized dehydrated or freeze-dried bone and/or soft tissue product that does not require special conditions of storage, for example refrigeration or freezing, exhibits materials properties that approximate those properties present in normal hydrated tissue, is not brittle, does not necessitate rehydration prior to clinical implantation... Agent: Lifenet Health

  
06/19/2014 > 58 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140172064 - Combination double-barreled and debranching stent grafts and methods for use: A combination double-barreled and debranching stent graft and methods for its use, where the stent graft comprises, a main body stent graft defining a single lumen with distal and proximal ends, a first bifurcation in the main body defining first and second lumens, the main body stent graft defines a... Agent:

20140172063 - Drug-eluting stent and delivery system with tapered stent in shoulder region: A drug-eluting stent delivery system for the treatment of edge restenosis in a blood vessel. The drug-eluting stent delivery system has a balloon disposed about at least a portion of a catheter, the balloon having a first end and a second end and a working length therebetween, the first end... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140172065 - Flexible stent and delivery system: A stent is provided. The stent includes an elongate body comprising a tightly coiled wire disposed therealong, the coiled wire spanning between a first end portion and a second end portion, and defining a lumen therethrough. A safety wire is disposed through the lumen and fixed with respect to each... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140172066 - Medical balloon devices and methods: A balloon or balloon cover comprising a composite material having a least one expanded fluoropolymer material and an elastomer is provided. The expanded fluoropolymer material can contain serpentine fibrils. In exemplary embodiments, the fluoropolymer is polytetrafluoroethylene. The composite material may be axially, helically, and/or circumferentially wrapped to form a balloon... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172067 - Luminal stenting: A stent delivery system can include a core member, first and second restraints, and a stent engagement component. The core member can have a distal segment. The first and second restraints can be coupled to the core member distal segment and axially spaced apart from each other to provide an... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140172069 - Repositionable diameter constraints: An endoluminal prosthesis includes an expandable stent graft that includes a cannula extending through a lumen of the stent graft. A suture is threaded along the perimeter of the graft through openings therein, with an inner end of the suture mounted to the cannula. The cannula is rotatable relative to... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140172068 - Restraining sheath with variable diameter medical device nesting region: A medical device delivery system is provided including a restraining sheath and a medical device disposed therein. The sheath may include an elongated tubular inner liner having a passageway extending generally longitudinally therethrough. The sheath includes a medical device nesting region located near its distal end. The sheath also may... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140172070 - Cardiac valve repair system and methods of use: Methods and apparatus are provided for repairing or replacing a defective cardiac valve including an anchor having a double helix configured to engage the cardiac valve leaflets of a diseased or defective cardiac valve, and a replacement valve body disposed in an expandable stent configured to be disposed within the... Agent:

20140172071 - Vascular stenting for aneurysms: Described herein are flexible implantable occluding devices that can, for example, navigate the tortuous vessels of the neurovasculature. The occluding devices can also conform to the shape of the tortuous vessels of the vasculature. In some embodiments, the occluding devices can direct blood flow within a vessel away from an... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140172073 - Helical high fatigue stent-graft: An implantable prosthesis, including a generally tubular substrate and a continuous shape memory member disposed over the outer surface of the substrate. The shape memory member may include a series of zig-zag struts alternating between a first strut with a first length and a second strut with a second length... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140172072 - Stent fixation with reduced plastic deformation: An endovascular stent system (10) includes first and second generally tubular stents members (20, 22), which are shaped so as to define first and second interface sections (40, 42), respectively, which are securely coupleable to each other. The first interface section (40) is shaped so as to define an opening... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20140172074 - Stent with reinforced joints: The present invention relates generally to stents for insertion into bodily lumens that include at least one strand that forms a self-expanding tubular structure. Specifically, these strands form a plurality of intersections at which one portion of the strand is in proximity to another portion of the same or different... Agent: 480 Biomedical, Inc.

20140172076 - Delivery device for medical implant and medical procedure: A catheter (4) based medical system (1) and medical procedure for reducing cardiac valve regurgitation are disclosed. The system comprises a resilient curvilinear shaped annuloplasty implant (3) for reducing the size of a dilated annulus (18) of said valve for reducing said regurgitation having resilient anchoring elements (300), and a... Agent: Aeeg Ab

20140172075 - Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with controlled expansion of prosthetic heart valve: A delivery system for use with a prosthetic heart valve having a stent frame to which a valve structure is attached includes a shaft assembly including a distal end, an intermediate portion, and a first coupling structure disposed near the distal end and configured to be coupled to a distal... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140172078 - Geometric control of bending character in prosthetic heart valve leaflets: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves having leaflets of particular shapes that control bending character. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises a plurality of leaflets. Each leaflet includes a central region and two side regions on opposite sides of the central region. The central region is... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172083 - Geometric prosthetic heart valves: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic heart valve leaflets of particular shapes that control bending character. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic heart valve comprises a leaflet frame having a generally tubular shape with attached film. The leaflet frame defines a plurality of leaflet windows. The film defines at... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172077 - Multi-frame prosthetic heart valve: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves and systems and methods of making prosthetic valves. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises and leaflet frame, and outer frame and a film. The leaflet frame has a generally tubular shape defining a plurality of leaflet windows. The outer frame... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172079 - Planar zone in prosthetic heart valve leaflet: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves having leaflets of a particular shape that improves bending character without requiring a long length valve. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises a leaflet frame, a plurality of leaflets coupled to the leaflet frame, where each leaflet has a free... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172082 - Prosthetic heart valve with leaflet shelving: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valve leaflets of particular configurations that control bending character. In embodiments provided herein, a valve leaflet is provided with a planar zone that is bounded at a planar zone base by a straight line, wherein the leaflet is operable to bend along a base... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172080 - Truncated leaflet for heart valves: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valves having leaflets of a particular shape that improves bending character without requiring a long length valve. In accordance with an embodiment, a prosthetic valve comprises a leaflet frame, a plurality of leaflets coupled to the leaflet frame, where each leaflet has a free... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172081 - Vertical coaptation zone in a planar portion of prosthetic heart valve leaflet: Described embodiments are directed toward prosthetic valve leaflets of a particular shape that allows redundant coaptation height in the leaflets when a planar segment is present in each leaflet.... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20140172084 - Epicardial clip: An epicardial clip for reshaping the annulus of the mitral valve of a heart. The epicardial clip includes a curved member having an anterior segment configured to be positioned in the transverse sinus of the heart, a posterior segment configured to be positioned on the posterior side of the heart,... Agent: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

20140172085 - Vascular implant: A vascular implant for replacing a native heart valve comprises a self expanding stent supporting a valve body having leaflets. The stent preferably comprises an anchoring structure configured to prevent the implant from passing through the valve annulus. For delivery, the implant is compacted within a delivery device and secured... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.

20140172086 - Vascular implant and delivery system: A vascular implant for replacing a native heart valve comprises a self expanding stent supporting a valve body having leaflets. The stent preferably comprises an anchoring structure configured to prevent the implant from passing through the valve annulus. For delivery, the implant is compacted within a delivery device and secured... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.

20140172087 - Method for physiologic control of a continuous flow total artificial heart: A method is provided of controlling a pump including a electrical motor coupled to a rotor which carries first and second impellers at opposite ends thereof. The method includes: (a) driving the rotor using the motor, so as to circulate fluid from the first impeller through a first fluid circuit,... Agent: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140172089 - Capsule expander devices, systems, and methods for inhibiting capsular opacification and stabilizing the capsule: Disclosed herein is an implantable capsule expander device for insertion within a lens capsule of an eye of a patient. The device comprises an arcuate center portion including first and second rims and having a first height, an outermost peripheral portion including a second height that is less than the... Agent:

20140172090 - Osmotically actuated fluidic valve: An implantable fluidic valve actuated by osmotic pressure gradient and methods of operating it are provided. The valve includes: an input fluid channel; an output fluid channel in fluid communication with the input fluid channel at an aperture; and a semi-permeable membrane forming a portion of a sealed chamber. The... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140172091 - Ophthalmic lens with optical sectors: An ophthalmic lens comprising a main lens part, a recessed part, an optical centre, and an optical axis through the optical centre, the main lens part having at least one boundary with the recessed part, the main lens part having an optical power of between about −20 to about +35... Agent: Oculentis Holding B.v.

20140172088 - Method and system for providing an intraocular lens having an improved depth of field: A method and system provide an ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic device includes an ophthalmic lens having an anterior surface, a posterior surface, an optic axis and at least one diffractive grating pattern. The diffractive grating pattern(s) are disposed on at least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface.... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140172092 - Presbyopia-correcting iol using curvature change of an air chamber: An accommodative intraocular lens (IOL) system is disclosed for insertion into an eye to provide accommodative vision, the system including a deformable air chamber filled with a transparent, low refractive index medium disposed between the first and second optics; and at least one haptic connected to the air chamber and... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140172093 - Intraocular lens: A variable focus intraocular lens comprises an optic coupled to at least one haptic at a rigid flexion that sets a non-zero angle between the optic and the haptic.... Agent:

20140172094 - Shape memory polymer intraocular lenses: A shape memory polymer (SMP) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a Tg between 10° C. and 60° C., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum. The intraocular lens is then rolled at a temperature above... Agent:

20140172095 - Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith: The present disclosure relates to a soft tissue graft anchor. The anchor includes a plurality of prongs, each prong including a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the prongs are coupled at their distal ends to form an inner cavity having an opening, at least one of the prongs... Agent:

20140172096 - Collagen fiber ribbons with integrated fixation sutures and methods of making the same: The disclosure describes implantable bioprosthesis and constructs having an implantable woven ribbon with at least one integrated suture.... Agent: Mimedx Group, Inc.

20140172097 - Extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems and implantation method: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one aspect, the method involves identifying link pivot locations, fixing base components and minimally invasive insertion techniques. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.... Agent: Moximed, Inc.

20140172098 - Hydrogel arthroplasty device: An arthroplasty device is provided having an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) hydrogel that is strain-hardened by swelling and adapted to be held in place in a joint by conforming to a bone geometry. The strain-hardened IPN hydrogel is based on two different networks: (1) a non-silicone network of preformed hydrophilic... Agent:

20140172099 - Techniques for increasing the acoustic impedance of the cochlea's round window membrane: A method for increasing the acoustic impedance of the round window membrane of the cochlea in a human patient includes surgically opening access to the round window membrane and placing a packing layer over the round window membrane. Optionally a layer of collagen graft may be obtained from the patient... Agent: Otokinetics Inc.

20140172100 - Multi-lobe artificial spine joint: An artificial disc is provided which more closely matches the movement of the natural spine. The artificial disc uses one or more projections and corresponding recesses to provide a sliding articulation. The artificial joint is inherently stable in that compressive forces placed on the disc such as the weight placed... Agent: Dimicron, Inc.

20140172107 - Biomedical implant inserters and related apparatus, systems, and methods: Embodiments of apparatus, systems, and methods relating to spinal implants. In some embodiments, the spinal implant may comprise a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite from the first sidewall, a pair of opposed frictional surfaces each comprising a plurality of raised structures, a first end wall joining the pair of... Agent: Amedica Corporation

20140172101 - Expandable spacer and method of use thereof: An expandable implant is disclosed having an adjustable height for insertion between two adjacent bony structures or joint surfaces, for example between two adjacent spinal vertebrae. The implant includes at least one gear associated with at least one threaded shaft. Rotation of the gear engages the threaded shaft to expand... Agent:

20140172110 - Femoral ring loader: An instrument for inserting an implant between vertebral bodies, including a holder adapted to hold the implant during insertion of the implant between the vertebral bodies, a retractor adapted to retract the holder away from the implant after the insertion, and a guard adapted to prevent the implant from being... Agent: Spinecore, Inc.

20140172104 - Instrument for insertion and deployment of an implant: An exemplary surgical instrument for inserting a spinal implant includes an inserter portion, a coupling member, a first actuator, and a second actuator. The inserter portion includes at a proximal end a receiving block, at a distal end a sleeve, and a channel extending therethrough. The coupling member includes at... Agent:

20140172109 - Instruments for reorienting vertebral bones for the treatment of scoliosis: An orthopedic device set, including: a plurality of intervertebral spacer elements, each spacer element having a different axial thickness from each other element, the axial thicknesses being selected to increase by an increment from one element to another; and an instrument for holding ones of the intervertebral spacer elements, the... Agent: Spinecore, Inc.

20140172108 - Intervertebral implant: An intervertebral implant having an upper and a lower closing plate designed to engage the vertebral end plates. The implant has a deformable body between the closing plates. Between the deformable body and closing plates are cover plates. A plurality of fiber windings run between the cover plates to hold... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140172106 - Intervertebral scaffolding system: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a central beam having a proximal portion having an end, a grafting portion having a top and a bottom, a distal portion having a end, a central beam axis, a graft distribution channel having an entry port at the end of the proximal... Agent: Ouroboros Medical, Inc.

20140172105 - Polyaxial articulating instrument: A polyaxial instrument suitable for preparing the intervertebral disc space of a patient through an anterior, posterior, transforaminal or anterolateral approach. The trial can be partially inserted into a disc space and then its angle adjusted to ease its further insertion into the disc space. The trial work tip can... Agent:

20140172103 - Polyaxial intervertebral cage: An intervertebral fusion cage having a first polyaxial joint portion adapted to connect to a corresponding polyaxial joint portion on an inserter so as to form an insertion assembly adapted for polyaxial movement. This assembly allows the cage to be laterally inserted into the problematic lower disc spaces of the... Agent:

20140172102 - Systems and methods for reducing pressure within a spinal disc: Systems and methods for reducing pressure within a spinal disc are described. In accordance with one implementation, a spinal disc system comprises an aperture within a spinal disc body, and the aperture is configured to permit nucleus pulposus to flow from the disc body through the aperture. In accordance with... Agent:

20140172112 - Attachment mechanism: An attachment mechanism, method of manufacture and method of use are described for releasably attaching a first component and a second component of an orthopaedic apparatus. The attachment mechanism comprises a boss extending from a surface of the first component, and having a free end and a side wall. A... Agent: Depuy (ireland)

20140172111 - Solid freeform fabrication of implant components: Disclosed are designs, methods and systems for manufacturing implants, implant components, features of implant components, and/or related tools using solid freeform fabrication or additive metals technologies.... Agent: Conformis, Inc.

20140172113 - Orthopedic augments having recessed pockets: Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing orthopedic augments having recessed pockets that receive a fixation material. The orthopedic augments include an outer surface that interfaces with a patient's tissue or bone, and an inner surface that interfaces with an implant, the inner surface comprising a recessed pocket configured... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140172115 - Modular attachment mechanism in prosthetic implants: Disclosed is an apparatus that can be positioned in a subject to include, selectively, a modular connection portion. The modular connection portion can be provided to allow for soft tissue connection that replaces a greater trochanter of a natural femur. The soft tissue connection portion can include a plurality of... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corporation

20140172116 - Method and apparatus for pre-forming a high tibial osteotomy: An osteotomy implant including a porous portion, a solid portion, and a hinge portion. The porous portion includes a first part and a second part that defines a clearance therebetween. A solid portion abuts the porous portion. A hinge portion of the solid portion is coupled to the first part... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC

20140172117 - Antithrombotic material and medical device: An antithrombotic material has an excellent anticoagulant activity and can form a stable coating layer on a base material through a simple and mild coating process. An antithrombotic material includes a copolymer configured to have 75% by mole to 25% by mole of a repeating unit (A) derived from diacetone(meth)acrylamide... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172118 - Bioactive compositions, bioactive eluting devices and methods of use thereof: One aspect provides a composition including triacetin, dimethyl sulfoxide and a bioactive. In one embodiment, the composition also includes a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Another aspect provides implantable medical devices including an elutable bioactive, triacetin and dimethyl sulfoxide. In certain embodiments, the combination of triacetin and dimethyl sulfoxide acts as a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140172114 - Stent delivery system and method using the same: Disclosed herein is a stent delivery system which includes: a hollow shaft; first and second expandable balloons arranged around of the distal end of the shaft; and a stent which is arranged around the second balloon such that it expands as the second balloon expands; the first balloon having drug... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172119 - Biocompatible extremely fine tantalum fiber scaffolding for bone and soft tissue prosthesis: A tissue implant member for implanting in living tissue is provided. The implant is formed of a fibrous structure of tantalum filament having a diameter less than 5 microns.... Agent: Composite Materials Technology, Inc.

20140172120 - Method and system for a prosthetic device with multiple levels of functionality enabled through multiple control systems: Systems and methods for a prosthetic device with multiple levels of functionality enabled through multiple control systems. The microprocessor-controlled prosthetic device stores a plurality of programmable control systems, such as a beginner control system, an intermediate control system, and an advanced control system. Based on a medical professional's assessment, the... Agent: Freedom Innovations, LLC

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