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

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04/16/2015 > 20 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.

20150105848 - Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use: Aneurysms are treated by filling at least one double-walled filling structure with a curable medium within the aneurysm. The filling structures may be delivered over balloon deployment mechanisms in order to shape and open tubular lumens therethrough. Scaffolds are placed into the tubular lumens in order to help maintain the... Agent:

20150105849 - Methods and systems for loading and delivering a stent: Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a stent loading and delivery device, and methods for making and using the device. The device includes a handle assembly and an outer tubular member extending distally from the handle assembly. A proximal end of the outer tubular member is attached... Agent:

20150105851 - Multi-component stent-graft system for implantation in a blood vessel with multiple branches: A multi-component stent-graft system includes a first stent-graft, and second, third, and fourth branching stent-grafts. The first stent-graft is shaped so as to define, when in a radially-expanded state, proximal and distal superior first lateral openings facing in a first radial direction, and a distal inferior first lateral opening facing... Agent: Endospan Ltd.

20150105850 - Variable depression stents (vds) and billowing graft assemblies: A stent assembly includes support rings each having interconnected circumferentially alternating inner prongs and outer prongs. The inner prongs define an inner diameter around a longitudinal axis. The outer prongs define an outer diameter greater than the inner diameter. A graft engages the support rings and follows a waving peripheral... Agent:

20150105853 - Stent with offset cell geometry: A stent defining a longitudinal axis is disclosed. A plurality of circumferential support structures are spaced-apart along the longitudinal axis. At least some of the circumferential support structures are interconnected by connection members that extend generally in a circumferential direction.... Agent:

20150105852 - Vascular stent: A medical stent includes a stent body defining a longitudinal axis and opposed longitudinal ends, and being adapted to expand from an initial condition to an expanded condition. The stent body includes a plurality of longitudinal cells. The longitudinal cells include opposed end cells and at least one intermediate cell... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150105854 - Methods for making magnesium biodegradable stents for medical implant applications: Methods for making a magnesium biodegradable stent for medical implant applications, using magnesium foil or pure magnesium or magnesium alloys that are biodegradable and performing a lithographic technique to configure the features and dimensions of the magnesium foil, and rolling the magnesium foil to form a cylinder.... Agent:

20150105855 - Adjustable annuloplasty devices and adjustment mechanisms therefor: A method is provided, including, delivering into a heart of a patient an annuloplasty ring structure including a body portion and an adjusting mechanism configured to adjust a size of the body portion of the annuloplasty ring structure, the adjusting mechanism including a housing, and following the delivering, moving the... Agent: Valtech Cardio, Ltd.

20150105856 - Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valve: A heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support... Agent:

20150105857 - Devices useful for implantation at a heart valve: A device useful for implantation at a native heart valve can include an anchor element having a tubular configuration defining a longitudinal direction and a circumference, a heart valve prosthesis disposed within the anchor element, and a plurality of elongate members positioned at equidistant angular intervals about the circumference of... Agent: Jenavalve Technology Gmbh

20150105858 - Prosthetic implants: A prosthetic implant includes an anterior surface, configured for at least partial contact with an underside of a patient's facial soft tissue. A posterior surface is oppositely placed to the anterior surface. The posterior surface is configured for at least partial contact with a patient's facial bony tissue when the... Agent:

20150105859 - Passive artificial sphincter: In a method, an artificial sphincter comprising a tension member contained within an outer sleeve is positioned around a lumen of a patient. The lumen is constricted responsive to the tension in the tension member. The passage of material through the lumen and past the artificial sphincter ring is resisted... Agent:

20150105860 - Spinal fusion implant: The present invention provides a device and methodology for use in spinal fusion surgeries. An implant is proved for forming a rigid structure between adjoining vertebrae in a patient. The implant is a cage defined by at least a first end, second end, first side, and second side surface, wherein... Agent:

20150105861 - Methods and devices for less invasive glenoid replacement: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.... Agent:

20150105862 - Implants for creating connections to tissue parts, in particular to skeletal parts, as well as device and method for implantation thereof: A method for locating a material having thermoplastic properties in pores of bone tissue includes providing a pin having the material having thermoplastic properties and a core, wherein the material having thermoplastic properties is arranged on the circumferential surface of the core constituting an outer region of the pin. An... Agent:

20150105864 - Biocompatible implants and methods of making and attaching the same: The invention provides a biocompatible silicone implant that can be securely affixed to living tissue through interaction with integral membrane proteins (integrins). A silicone article containing a laser-activated surface is utilized to make the implant. One example is an implantable prosthesis to treat blindness caused by outer retinal degenerative diseases.... Agent:

20150105863 - Fiber-reinforced hydrogel composites and methods of forming fiber-reinforced hydrogel composites: A fiber-reinforced hydrogel composite is provided. The composite includes a hydrogel and a fibrous component containing a plurality of fibers. Length of each of the plurality of fibers is less than about 1,000 μm. A method of preparing a fiber-reinforced hydrogel composite is also provided. The method includes coating a... Agent: National University Of Singapore

20150105865 - Prosthetic socket with integrated cooling channels: A residual limb prosthesis includes a socket for receiving a residual limb, the socket having a socket wall defining a limb-receiving surface. A coil-shaped channel extends through the socket wall from an inlet to an outlet, the outlet fluidly communicating with the ambient atmosphere. An air mover fluidly communicates with... Agent:

20150105866 - Socket system including a vacuum liner for prosthetic or orthotic devices and associated methods: The socket system includes a socket and a vacuum liner. A one-way valve is positioned within the closed distal end of the socket and provides controlled fluid communication between the interior socket space and an external environment. The closed distal end of the vacuum liner includes a distal portion formed... Agent:

20150105867 - Prosthetic suspension system using interlocking textures: A prosthetic system includes a gel liner with a patterned texture on its outer surface and a socket with a complementary and interlocking patterned texture on its inner surface. The gel liner is configured to conform and fit to a residual limb, and the socket is configured to fit over... Agent:

  
04/09/2015 > 23 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.

20150100113 - Stents twisted prior to deployment and untwisted during deployment: Stents can become twisted during deployment within tortuous vessels such that proper expansion against the vessel wall is inhibited. Stents can be twisted prior to deployment in a direction opposite the direction of twisting during deployment to facilitate full expansion of the stent against the vessel wall along the stent's... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150100114 - Device for endovascular aortic repair and method of using the same: A device and method for endovascular repair of a patient's aorta is disclosed. The device includes a frame component that has a balloon-expandable frame and a self-expanding frame secured to the balloon-expandable frame. The device also includes a valve element positioned at the proximal end of the frame component. The... Agent:

20150100115 - Extracellular matrix prostheses for treating damaged biological tissue: Multi-sheet laminate structures having a first extracellular matrix (ECM) sheet member having a biomaterial composition disposed on first ECM sheet member top surface and a second ECM sheet member having a bottom surface, the second ECM sheet member being joined to the first ECM sheet member, wherein the first ECM... Agent:

20150100116 - Implant and method for improving coaptation of an atrioventricular valve: The invention relates to an implant and a method for improving coaptation of an atrioventricular valve, the atrioventricular valve having a native first leaflet, a native second leaflet and an annulus. The implant comprises a support structure and a flexible artificial leaflet structure mounted to the support structure and shaped... Agent: Medizinische Universitat Wien

20150100117 - Treatment catheter member with encircling function: A catheter member (1) for interacting with a circumferential tissue structure (10) includes an elongate primary catheter (70) which has an inner lumen (80) and which extends along a longitudinal axis (90) and has a distal end portion (100), first (120) and second (130) elongate secondary catheters each comprising a... Agent:

20150100118 - Method for directing cellular migration patterns on a biological tissue: A contoured biological tissue for a bioprostheses, such as a cardiac/vascular patch or a bioprosthetic heart valve, and methods of contouring the tissue, are described. A predetermined pattern is provided on the tissue, comprising a plurality of ridges or depressions that are configured to facilitate cellular migration in a first... Agent:

20150100119 - Valve leaflet attachment in collapsible prosthetic valves: A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. The stent includes a plurality of cells, each cell being formed by a plurality of struts, and a plurality of commissure features. The heart valve further includes a valve assembly secured to the stent and... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20150100120 - Extracellular matrix encasement structures and methods: A bioremodelable encasement structure comprising a pouch formed from at least one sheet of bioremodelable material, the pouch including an internal region that is configured to receive a device therein, the bioremodelable material comprising mesothelial tissue.... Agent:

20150100121 - Biomimmetic nanofiber scaffold for soft tissue and soft tissue-to-bone repair, augmentation and replacement: An implantable device is provided for soft-tissue or soft tissue-to-bone repair, fixation, augmentation, or replacement that includes a biomimetic and biodegradable nanofiber scaffold. Also provided is a fully synthetic implantable multiphased scaffold which includes, in a single continuous construct, a plurality of phases to mimic the natural anatomy of a... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20150100122 - Subchondral treatment of joint pain of the spine: Methods for altering the natural history of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine are proposed. The methods focus on the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, subchondral defects such as bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis or... Agent:

20150100123 - Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central... Agent:

20150100125 - Expandable anterior lumbar interbody fusion device: An expandable anterior lumbar interbody fusion device comprises a deformable monolithic body having posterior and anterior ends, an upper bone contact structure and a lower bone contact structure. The body is expandable along a height axis between a first smaller height to a second larger height. The body comprises a... Agent:

20150100124 - Expandable spinal implant: An expandable implant device (100) for insertion between two vertebrae (400) is disclosed. The device (100) has an upper body (20), a lower body (40) and an external retainer band (60). The external retainer band (60) holds the upper body (20) and lower body (40) and has an inner surface... Agent: Amendia, Inc.

20150100128 - 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:

20150100130 - Expandable intervertebral device, and systems and methods for inserting same: An expandable interbody device for implantation within an intervertebral space is provided, together with methods and tools for use therewith. The interbody devices include a leading first and trailing second bearing member configured to expand laterally via connecting portions disposed at the trailing end of the first being member and... Agent:

20150100131 - Expandable vertebral prosthesis: The present invention relates to an expandable prosthetic implant device for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, and gear member positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis. The gear member... Agent:

20150100127 - Fixation system for spinal cages: The invention is a fixation system, which is developed for the treatment of diseases on cervical, thoracal and lumbar spine and especially to maintain the distance between two vertebras on the spine and achieve fusion, comprises of a main cage (2), at least one dynamic shaft (3) fitted into the... Agent: Tria Spine Medikal Ltd. Sti.

20150100126 - Spinal implant system and method: A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The implant body includes a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body includes an outer surface that defines an oblique surface. A wall is connectable with the implant... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20150100129 - Spinal implant system and method: A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface and includes a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body includes an inner surface that defines at least one cavity that is oriented to implant a fastener oblique... Agent:

20150100132 - Method and apparatus for wrist arthroplasty: A method of implanting a wrist prosthesis in a distal portion of an ulna for articulation at least near a radius and a carpal complex of a wrist joint is provided. The method can include forming an incision near a distal portion of the radius and ulna joint. The method... Agent:

20150100133 - Implanted system for treating sinusitis or allergic rhinitis: An implanted system for treating sinusitis or allergic rhinitis is provided, wherein the implanted system has a circumferentially extending wall formed of a biodegradable polymer, and the wall includes a plurality of interspaces, with biodegradable fiber bundles containing drugs interspersed in the interspaces. The implanted system formed of the biodegradable... Agent:

20150100134 - Extracellular matrix encasement structures and methods: A bioremodelable encasement structure comprising a pouch formed from at least one sheet of bioremodelable material, the pouch including an internal region that is configured to receive a device therein, the bioremodelable material comprising mesothelial tissue.... Agent:

20150100135 - Utility gear including conformal sensors: A system includes a plurality of conformal sensors and a central controller. Each conformal sensor includes a processing portion and an electrode portion. The electrode portion is configured to substantially conform to a portion of an outer skin surface of a subject and to sense electrical pulses generated by muscle... Agent:

  
04/02/2015 > 31 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20150094794 - Wire collection device with increasing collection diameter: A stent deployment system includes a wire collection device with a profiled retraction wire and an actuator coupled to a collection spindle. A distal end of the profiled retraction wire is coupled to a sledge that is coupled to an outer sheath. A proximal end of the profiled retraction wire... Agent:

20150094795 - Expandable introducer sheath: One embodiment is directed to a system for deploying a device to a distal location across a vessel, comprising an elongate introducer sheath tubing member comprising open-cell fibrous wall material defining a lumen therethrough, wherein in a collapsed configuration the sheath has a first cross-sectional outer diameter and a first... Agent: Transaortic Medical, Inc.

20150094796 - Reinforced vascular prostheses: Vascular grafts for treating, reconstructing and replacing damaged or diseased cardiovascular vessels that are formed from decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM). The vascular grafts include outer or outer and inner coatings that provide structural reinforcement.... Agent:

20150094797 - Reinforced vascular prostheses: Vascular grafts for treating, reconstructing and replacing damaged or diseased cardiovascular vessels that are formed from decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM). The vascular grafts include outer or outer and inner coatings that provide structural reinforcement.... Agent:

20150094798 - Bioresorbable medical devices and method of manufacturing the same: An intermixed particulate bioresorbable material including cathodic particles and anodic particles bound to each other, wherein the anodic and cathodic particles are made respectively of an anodic and a cathodic material, the anodic and cathodic materials forming a galvanic couple. The anodic and cathodic particles are present in a predetermined... Agent:

20150094799 - Extracellular matrix prostheses for treating damaged biological tissue: Mufti-sheet laminate structures having a first extracellular matrix (ECM) sheet member having a top cross-linked surface and a second ECM sheet member having a bottom surface, the second ECM sheet member being joined to the first ECM sheet member, wherein the first ECM sheet member top cross-linked surface is disposed... Agent:

20150094800 - Valve repair device: A valve repair device and method of repair for the mitral valve of the heart is disclosed. The valve repair device includes a leaflet portion, a muscle portion, and a plurality of chords connecting the leaflet portion to the muscle portion. The leaflet portion includes a plurality of partition members... Agent:

20150094801 - Stent-valves for valve replacement and associated methods and systems for surgery: Stent-valves (e.g., single-stent-valves and double-stent-valves), associated methods and systems for their delivery via minimally-invasive surgery, and guide-wire compatible closure devices for sealing access orifices are provided.... Agent: Symetis Sa

20150094802 - Single-ring cardiac valve support: The present invention is primarily directed a prosthetic cardiac valve support device adapted for endovascular delivery to a cardiac valve, comprising a single ring-shaped support element having an inner diameter and an outer diameter, wherein said support element has an outer perimeter that is entirely rigid, wherein said support element... Agent:

20150094803 - Apparatus and method for treating a regurgitant heart valve: An apparatus is provided for treating regurgitation of blood flow through a diseased heart valve, which includes an annulus, anterior and posterior valve leaflets, and a subvalvular apparatus. The apparatus includes a substantially annular support member, at least one infra-annular support member securely connected thereto, and at least one anchoring... Agent:

20150094804 - Devices useful for implantation at a heart valve: A device useful for implantation at a native heart valve can include an anchor element having a tubular configuration defining a longitudinal direction and a circumference, a heart valve prosthesis disposed within the anchor element, and a plurality of elongate members positioned at equidistant angular intervals about the circumference of... Agent: Jenavalve Technology Gmbh

20150094805 - Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods: A system includes a scleral prosthesis and an insert. The scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body having a first free end and a second free end opposite the first end. A maximum width of the body at each end is wider than a maximum width of the body between the... Agent:

20150094806 - Implant device, sensor module, single-use injector and method for producing an implant device: The invention relates to an implant device comprising a sensor module which comprises one or more first fastening means, an implant module which comprises one or more second fastening means, and a connecting module, by means of which the sensor module is connected to the implant module via the one... Agent: Implandata Ophthalmic Products Gmbh

20150094807 - Multifocal ophthalmic lens: A method of designing a multifocal ophthalmic lens with one base focus and at least one additional focus, capable of reducing aberrations of the eye for at least one of the foci after its implantation, comprising the steps of: (i) characterizing at least one corneal surface as a mathematical model;... Agent:

20150094809 - Medical device for supporting an implant or prosthesis: The invention relates to a medical device for supporting an implant or prosthesis, formed by two parts including one part forming an upper ring (1) which is made from a rigid or semi-rigid solid biocompatible material and another part forming a lower ring (2) which is made from a rigid... Agent:

20150094808 - Synthetic scaffolds and organ and tissue transplantation: A synthetic scaffold for replacing at least a portion of an airway includes an airway mold, one or more structural ribs on the airway mold, and a non-structural wall. Each of the one or more structural ribs is formed from a first material and the non-structural wall is formed from... Agent: Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc

20150094810 - Contoured bone plate: A method for repairing a bone includes attaching a bone plate to the bone. The bone plate includes an upper surface, a bone-contacting surface, and at least one hole extending between the upper surface and the bone-contacting surface. The method also includes inserting at least a portion of a delivery... Agent:

20150094811 - System and method for performing percutaneous spinal interbody fusion: A method of performing percutaneous interbody spinal fusion on adjacent vertebrae in a patient including the steps of: creating a percutaneous access opening on the patient, using indirect visualization to establish a surgical path through the access opening via neural monitoring, creating a cavity in a disc space between the... Agent:

20150094813 - Expandable implant: An expandable implant for inserting within a skeletal space is provided, and a method for using the implant to expand the skeletal space. The implant is preferably designed to be inserted into an intervertebral space to replace at least part of an intervertebral disc between adjacent vertebral bodies. The expandable... Agent:

20150094812 - Expandable intervertebral implant: An expandable intervertebral implant is provided for insertion into an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebrae. The expandable intervertebral implant includes a pair of outer sleeve portions and an inner core disposed between the outer sleeve portions. Movement of the inner core relative to the outer sleeve portions causes the... Agent:

20150094814 - Multiple spindle adjustable interbody fusion devices and methods of use: An interbody fusion device includes a base member, a top member, and an expansion mechanism for moving the top member relative to the base member. The expansion mechanism may include a connector drive rod assembly, a gear, a threaded rod, and a support means. The gear ring is coupled to... Agent:

20150094815 - Spinal disc annulus closure device: An implant (300) for repair of a spinal inter-vertebral disc, constituted of a first section and a second section, each having: a support member section (110); a proximal support member secured to the proximal end of the support member section and arranged to extend proximally thereof, the proximal support member... Agent:

20150094817 - Spinal implant and method of use: A spinal implant having a series of sections or units hinged together and a balloon connected to at least some of the sections, the balloon having a curved configuration. The implant has a first delivery configuration and a second curved placement configuration, wherein it has a more linear configuration in... Agent: Rex Medical, L.p.

20150094816 - Spinal implants and related instruments and methods: Apparatus, methods, and systems relating to spinal implants and instruments for installing such implants. In some embodiments, a spinal implant may comprise an opening configured to receive an installation rod for installing the spinal implant within an intervertebral space of a patient. The opening may be positioned within a wall... Agent:

20150094818 - Prosthesis part: The invention relates to a prosthesis part having a conical protrusion for connecting to an additional prosthesis part having a complementary conical bore, wherein the conical protrusion has a lateral recess for the engagement of a securing element, and wherein the prosthesis part with the conical protrusion has a removable... Agent: Waldemar Link Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150094819 - Glenoid vault fixation: A joint prosthesis system, specifically a shoulder prosthesis, for shoulder replacement, revision and repair. The implants provide fixation into the best bone available to a surgeon. The implants are used in a superior-inferior and anterior-posterior construct forming a type of cross or X-shape. The implants allow for interchangeability of the... Agent:

20150094820 - Modular lateral hip auguments: An implant for a hip can include a lateral augment adapted to be coupled to a lateral side of a femoral body implant. The lateral augment can include a body portion having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a protrusion extending from the second surface.... Agent:

20150094822 - Modular articular spacer system: A modular articulated spacer system provides for screw-based assembly of an articular spacer intended to replace an artificial joint temporarily, whereby the articulated spacer system comprises at least two modules connectable by means of a screw connection, whereby a first module of the articular spacer system comprises a surface for... Agent:

20150094821 - Catheter for forming biological tissue holding member: The catheter (100) for forming a biological tissue holding member includes: an elongated main body section (30) having a lumen (31 and 32) through which can flow a curable liquid substance that is cured in a living body; a first discharge section (10) through which the curable liquid substance supplied... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150094823 - Walking assistance devices and methods of controlling the same: A walking assistance device may include at least one walking assistance unit configured to assist a user in walking; and/or a controller configured to control, based on a walk pattern of the user, the at least one walking assistance unit to produce torque only in at least one assistance period... Agent:

20150094824 - Prosthesis socket, method for making such a socket: A socket to interface a lower limb which has undergone amputation and a modular element, includes a proximal portion allowing the lower limb that has undergone amputation to be inserted; a distal portion allowing the modular element to be fastened; an internal deformable layer made of silicone rubber, designed to... Agent:

  
03/26/2015 > 32 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20150088240 - Clip sheath for a polymer scaffold: A sheath is placed over a crimped scaffold to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold is being delivered to a target in a body. The sheath has an opening spanning the length of... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20150088241 - Sheaths used with polymer scaffolds: A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath pair is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold... Agent:

20150088242 - Transluminal delivery system: A transluminal delivery system and a method of assembling. The system includes a cylindrical, inner-catheter component and a retractable sheath surrounding the component and defining a space between the component and the sheath to receive a self-expanding luminal prosthesis between the component and the sheath. The inner-catheter component may include... Agent:

20150088243 - Stented vascular graft: A vascular graft incorporating a stent into a portion of its length. While various materials may be used for the vascular graft, the graft is preferably an ePTFE graft. The stent is preferably a self-expanding stent, although it may alternatively be a balloon expandable stent. The vascular graft preferably has... Agent:

20150088239 - Methods for treating abnormal growths in the body using a flow reducing implant: A flow reducing implant for reducing blood flow in a blood vessel having a cross sectional dimension, the flow reducing implant comprising a hollow element adapted for placement in the blood vessel defining a flow passage therethrough, said flow passage comprising at least two sections, one with a larger diameter... Agent: Neovasc Medical Ltd.

20150088244 - Tandem modular endograft: A tandem modular endograft includes a main elongate tubular graft body having at least one circumferential inflatable channel disposed towards a proximal portion of the graft body wall and a plurality of circumferential inflatable channels disposed towards a distal portion of the graft body wall. A proximal expansion anchor is... Agent: Trivascular, Inc.

20150088246 - Device for excision of heart valve: A device (100) for the excision of a heart valve via a percutaneous route having a proximal (20) and distal (30) end, comprising an expandable cutting instrument, ECI, that forms a receptacle in the open configuration for receiving, compacting and containing the excised heart valve, an expandable cutting block, ECB,... Agent:

20150088249 - Heart valve delivery catheter with safety button: Valve delivery catheter assemblies including components that limit trauma to the expanded prosthetic valve and body channels as the distal tip of the catheter is withdrawn through the expanded valve and thereafter from the body. Catheter assemblies according to the present invention can include a handle assembly, an introducer sheath,... Agent:

20150088248 - Heart valve prosthesis: Heart valve prosthesis, comprising a ring-shaped supporting structure (3) to be anchored at the valve annulus, and a valve leaflet (5) supported by the supporting structure. The supporting structure comprises a support wall portion (31), at which a root end (51) of the valve leaflet is connected, and a complementary... Agent:

20150088245 - Medical device delivery systems and methods: A delivery system for deploying a medical device includes a first attachment member configured to selectively couple to and radially constrain a first end portion of the medical device. The delivery system also includes a second attachment member configured to selectively couple to and radially constrain a second end portion... Agent: Medtronic Vascular Galway

20150088247 - Tissue-engineered heart valve for transcatheter repair: A single-layer tissue sheet having a puncture strength of 2 kgf to 6 kgf. A valve, such as a heart valve, made of one or more leaflets formed from a single-layer tissue sheet. A method of making a tissue sheet having a puncture strength of 2 kgf to 5 kgf.... Agent: Cytograft Tissue Engineering, Inc.

20150088251 - Cardiac valve prosthesis: Provided herein is a prosthetic device in patients with ventricular assist device (VAD) support and a closed off aortic valve orifice, which reestablishes the formation of normal fluid flow patterns in the aortic root. The prosthesis includes a circular body having a first surface and a second surface and a... Agent: San Diego State University Research Foundation

20150088250 - Heart valves with increased effective orifice area: A prosthetic heart valve for implant in a human. The valve includes a wireform with undulating inflow cusps and outflow commissure posts to which flexible leaflets attach and coapt in a flow area. Each leaflet may drape over the top of the wireform in the cusp area, but have tabs... Agent:

20150088252 - Cardiac valve, system and method: A cardiac valve with a support frame having a first end member and a second end member opposing the first end member in a substantially fixed distance relationship, and a cover extending over the support frame to allow for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

20150088253 - Systems and methods for power management of implantable ophthalmic devices: Systems and methods of the disclosure relate to managing power consumption of an implantable device, such as an implantable ophthalmic device, that includes one or more rechargeable batteries and a processor operably coupled to the rechargeable batteries. The processor can be configured to implement a quick-charge process that includes charging... Agent:

20150088254 - Anterior capsule deflector ridge: An accommodating intraocular lens designed to provide a space in front of the lens optic, to allow it to move forward with accommodation, by stretching its connections to opposing plate haptics, to provide the patient with seamless vision from distance to near. The lens is designed to separate and prevent... Agent:

20150088255 - Implantation assembly for a prosthetic ligament: An implantation assembly (16) comprises a guide element (22) for a ligament (18); a pulling element (24) comprising a pulling loop (26); and a manipulating loop (28). The guide element has a pulling aperture (36) towards a leading end (32), a manipulating aperture (38) towards a trailing end (34), and... Agent: Xiros Limited

20150088256 - Intrabody osteotomy implant and methods of use: An intrabody implant disclosed and methods of use are disclosed. The implant has an inclined surface, forming a wedge shape having an acute angle adapted to be placed between at least 2 separated portions of a single bony structure (such as a vertebral body). In some embodiments, the implant may... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20150088257 - Spinal cord devices and methods for promoting axonal regeneration: A spinal cord device comprises a body formed of a biocompatible, biodegradable matrix. The body includes proximal, cranial and distal, caudal surfaces for connection to two ends of an injured spinal cord after removal of an injured section and has through channels with openings in the cranial and caudal surfaces... Agent:

20150088258 - Methods and apparatuses for vertebral body distraction and fusion employing a coaxial screw gear sleeve mechanism: Improved methods and apparatuses for vertebral body distraction and fusion in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention employ one or more coaxial screw gear sleeve mechanisms. In various embodiments, coaxial screw gear sleeve mechanisms include a post with a threaded exterior surface and a corresponding sleeve configured to... Agent:

20150088260 - Apparatus for use in spinal interbody fusion: 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:

20150088259 - Spinal implant: Intervertebral disc prostheses and methods of use. An intervertebral disc prosthesis for installation in a spinal column may include a first intervertebral plate, a second intervertebral plate, and a removable insert core. The first intervertebral plate may engage one or both of the inferior vertebral endplate and the inferior ring... Agent:

20150088262 - Method of implanting a reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant having an elliptical glenosphere component: A reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant includes a glenosphere component having a lateral bearing surface configured to articulate with a humeral cup of a humeral prosthesis. A metaglene component includes a platform configured to receive glenosphere component.... Agent:

20150088261 - Reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant having an elliptical glenosphere component: A reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant includes a glenosphere component having a lateral bearing surface configured to articulate with a humeral cup of a humeral prosthesis. A metaglene component includes a platform configured to receive glenosphere component.... Agent:

20150088263 - Elbow prosthesis: An elbow prosthesis can include a humeral component having a yoke, an ulnar component having a head, a humeral bearing positionable in a base of the humeral component, an ulnar bearing assembly configured to engage with the head, and a pin extendable through the bearing assembly and the head. The... Agent:

20150088265 - Cruciate-retaining knee prosthesis: Certain embodiments generally provide an improved tibial base member comprising keel portions that allow one or both cruciate ligaments to be preserved. Other embodiments provide improved lateral and/or medial inserts having a mesial lip that helps relieve and/or prevent impingement between the femoral component and the tibial eminence. Other embodiments... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20150088264 - Implant for restoring normal range flexion and kinematics of the knee: Embodiments of the invention provide knee prostheses which more faithfully and closely replicate the function, anatomy and physiology of the normal human knee yielding a number of advantages. Among other things, such prostheses can provide an increased range of motion and function more normally particularly in extension, deep flexion and... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20150088266 - 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:

20150088268 - Systems and methods for joint stabilization: Photodynamic devices for stabilizing a joint are provided. In some embodiments, a photodynamic joint spacer is provided that includes an expandable member configured for attachment to a bone having an excised region; a formable bar configured for attachment to the bone along at least a portion of the expandable member;... Agent:

20150088267 - Bone augment interlocking with bone plate: A bone augment for filling a void in a bone and providing secure fixation of an implant to the bone includes a sidewall structure having a top surface, a first end and a second end. The sidewall structure rises from a base of the bone augment. The first end of... Agent:

20150088269 - Wearable robots and control methods thereof: A wearable robot may comprise: a robot unit including machinery configured to assist a wearer's muscular strength; at least one first sensor provided on the wearer's knees and configured to detect the wearer's motion of pressing the wearer's knees; and/or a controller configured to judge whether or not the wearer... Agent:

20150088270 - Prosthetic foot: A stable shock absorbing prosthetic foot that transfers energy between heel strike and toe-off. A toe plate is separated from one or more other plates by a bumper assembly located at each of the toe end and heel end of the foot. Certain embodiments of the shock absorbing foot of... Agent:

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