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Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories thereforBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/13/2013 > 40 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.
20130150944 - Stent grafts for the thoracic aorta: A method of temporarily reducing the diameter of a stent graft (10) and a stent graft with its diameter reduced. The stent graft has a tubular body and self expanding stents. The method comprising extending a release wire (18, 20) part helically along the graft material tube from substantially one... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130150945 - Systems and methods for delivery of a medical device: In various embodiments, the medical device delivery system described herein can be configured to position and deliver a medical device in a body lumen. The medical device delivery system can comprise an elongate member, a medical device and a leash. During deployment, the medical device can be tethered to the... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20130150946 - Fenestrated stent grafts: A stent graft (1) including a tubular wall (3) with at least one fenestration (40) including a peripheral (37) reinforcement around at least part of the fenestration. There can also be a tubular extension (15). The side arm includes a stent (19) and a cover (17) and extends from and... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130150948 - Polymeric stents and method of manufacturing same: A pattern is used to form a stent scaffold from a polymeric precursor tube having a particular outer diameter. A new pattern can be derived from a base pattern, wherein the new pattern can be used to form a stent scaffold from a precursor tube having an outer diameter ODPR... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130150947 - Scaffold system to repair cardiovascular conditions: A device for treating a cardiovascular condition includes an expandable scaffold positionable in a portion of a vasculature of a mammal; and maintained via stent technology, wherein the scaffold is comprised of electrospun fibers composed of a biodegradable compound. The biodegradable compound serves as a temporary template that allows the... Agent:
20130150949 - Tube with reverse necking properties: An improved tubular structure adapted to increase in diameter upon application of axial force is provided. Increase in diameter is achieved by constructing the tube from multiple layers of material that move relative to each other during axial elongation of the tube. The tube of the present invention can be... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20130150950 - Stent: A stent (10) for transluminal implantation comprises a first, second and third stent section (11, 12, 13) for splinting and/or keeping open a hollow organ which are connected to each other via elastic tubular sections (14, 15). The stent (10) combines at least three different stent designs in one stent... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130150951 - Shape memory polymeric stent: An implantable, radially distensible stent includes a plurality of helically wound elongate members. The members include an overlapping portion having a longitudinal extent, opposed and convexly rounded sides defining a width of the members and opposed luminal and exterior surfaces. The members include shape memory polymer. The side of one... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130150943 - 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
20130150952 - Temporal intraluminal stent: A biodegradable polymer stent with radiopacity and a method of making and using a stent with enhanced mechanical strength and/or controlled degradation for use in a bodily lumen is described.... Agent: Biosensors International Group Ltd.
20130150953 - Kits including implantable medical devices and antioxidants: Methods of incorporating an antioxidant into a medical device including a polymer are described, and methods of packaging medical devices.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130150955 - Active holder for annuloplasty ring delivery: An active annuloplasty ring holder having a template that can be folded or pivoted to the side allowing the template to align longitudinally with the handle and enter the patient's chest through a small incision. The holder may include a mechanism to remotely detach sutures fastening the ring to the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130150954 - Force-based heart valve sizer: A valve sizer for determining an appropriate replacement valve size when performing a heart valve replacement procedure is provided. In one version the valve sizer has a hollow shaft with proximal and distal ends. A movable sizing element couples to the distal end of the shaft and is radially expandable... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130150956 - Prosthetic heart valve having improved commissure supports: A prosthetic heart valve according to the present disclosure comprises a radially collapsible and expandable annular frame and a leaflet structure comprising a plurality of leaflets mounted within the frame. The frame in particular embodiments can have commissure attachment portions that are configured to support the commissures of the leaflets... Agent:
20130150957 - Decalcifying heart valve: Vascular valve systems for treating calcified vascular vessel valves by delivery of one or more calcium chelating agents are described. Methods of making the vascular valve systems are also described.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130150958 - Annuloplasty band for a simplified approach to mitral valvuloplasty for degenerative diseases: A device for repair of heart valves, and more particularly an improved annuloplasty band which is constituted by a semirigid open band includes a sheath and a generally curved stiffening semirigid element disposed within the sheath which extends from a first end adjacent the antero-lateral trigone to a second end... Agent:
20130150959 - Ocular implant architectures: An ocular implant having a first spine; a second spine; a first strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; a second strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; wherein an angular dimension θ of... Agent:
20130150960 - Accommodating intraocular lens: Systems, devices, and methods are presented for a prosthetic injectable intraocular lens. The lenses can be made from silicone, fluorosilicone, and phenyl substituted silicone and be semipermeable to air. One or more silicone elastomeric patches located outside the optical path on the anterior side but away from the equator can... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20130150961 - Method of implanting an intraocular lens: A method is provided for implanting an accommodating intraocular lens system in a capsular bag of an eye. The method includes providing the accommodating intraocular lens having an anterior viewing element and a posterior viewing element. The anterior viewing element has a width in a range between approximately 4.5 millimeters... Agent: Visiogen, Inc.
20130150962 - Mammary prosthesis filled with expanded polymer microspheres: A mammary prosthesis built from a sack of elastic material or biocompatible material having a sealed interior cavity with the sack having an anterior surface forming a dome and a posterior surface forming a base, with a sealed and seamless interior cavity filled with microspheres of foamed or expanded polymers... Agent:
20130150963 - Fiber scaffolds for use in tracheal prostheses: A synthetic organ suitable for transplantation into a biological organism is provided. This synthetic organ includes a three-dimensional polymer scaffold, wherein the shape and dimensions of the polymer scaffold are based on a native organ, wherein the polymer scaffold further includes at least one layer of polymer fibers that have... Agent:
20130150964 - Biodegradable polyurethane/urea compositions: The present invention relates to biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane/urea polymeric compositions that are capable of in-vivo curing with low heat generation to form materials suitable for use in scaffolds in tissue engineering applications such as bone and cartilage repair. The polymers are desirably flowable and injectable and can support living biological... Agent: Polynovo Biomaterials Pty Limited
20130150966 - Bone implant: A bone implant including a peg component for fixing the implant into a bone, a body component for abutment with a mating bone implant and a coupling to allow releasable connection between the peg component and the body component.... Agent:
20130150965 - Fusion implant: An implant (412) that facilitates the fusion of a first bone part (14A) with a second bone part (16A) includes an implant body (444) that extends between the first bone part (14A) and the second bone part (16A). The implant body (444) includes a first section (422) that fits within... Agent:
20130150967 - Interbody cage for spine fusion: An interbody cage including a substrate and a plurality of through holes is disclosed. The substrate has a plurality of curve slits, with each of the curve slits having a plurality of sections, wherein a plurality deformable ribs is formed, with each deformable rib between any two curve slits and... Agent: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
20130150968 - Anchoring device and system for an intervertebral implant, intervertebral implant and implantation instrument: Anchoring devices, anchoring systems for intervertebral implants, intervertebral implants, and instruments and methods for implanting implants are disclosed. In preferred configurations, these various objects share the feature of comprising or cooperating with an anchoring device (1) having a body comprising at least one curved plate (10) elongated along a longitudinal... Agent: Ldr Medical
20130150971 - Expandable spinal implant device: An expandable spinal implant device for supporting vertebral bodies can include first and second body members and first and second expansion mechanisms. The body members can each have a first end positionable toward one of the vertebral bodies and can each define a hollow interior. The expansion mechanisms can be... Agent: Ebi, LLC
20130150970 - Implant with sensor: A spinal implant for supporting adjacent bones or vertebrae by insertion through a surgical opening with adjacent nerves is disclosed. The spinal implant may include a body and one or more conductors. The body is configured to be inserted through the surgical opening to fit between the two endplates of... Agent: Basix Spine LLC
20130150969 - Spinner body: An intervertebral implant can include a housing having a first end and second end with a top side and bottom side therebetween, with at least one engagement opening in the top side and/or bottom side, the implant having a first dimension from the top side to the bottom side; a... Agent: Arthrodisc, L.L.C.
20130150972 - 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: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130150974 - 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: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130150973 - Reverse shoulder baseplate with alignment guide for glenosphere: Disclosed herein is an implant assembly including an alignment guide for aligning the engagement between a glenosphere and baseplate via a central screw engaged to the baseplate. The glenosphere includes first and second recess portions. The first recess portion of the glenosphere is configured to engage a tapered side surface... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20130150975 - Shoulder arthroplasty: 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: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130150976 - Posterior stabilized knee with varus-valgus constraint: A knee prosthesis in one embodiment includes a femoral component having a notch defined between spaced apart medial and a lateral condyle surfaces, the notch defining an elongated cam housing having a posterior cam at one end of the cam housing, and a tibial component including (i) a platform, (ii)... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.
20130150977 - Spacers for redistributing forces for the patella: Implant apparatus and methods directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint and the patella specifically are disclosed. Full range of motion of the knee joint and tissue integrity are maintained in treatment approaches involving implanting a joint surface load reducing implant proximate the joint to change the direction of... Agent: Moximed, Inc.
20130150978 - Bone implant comprising a magnesium-containing metallic material with reduced corrosion rate, and methods and kit for producing the bone implant: The invention relates to a bone implant which comprises a magnesium-containing metallic material having a reduced corrosion rate and inorganic bone cement, and to methods and a kit for producing the bone implant. With a method according to the invention, it is possible to obtain a bone implant which comprises... Agent: Innotere Gmbh
20130150979 - Antimicrobial methacrylate cements: Bone cement compositions and methods of making two-part bone cements. The methods comprise transferring premixed powder and a liquid component into a receptacle, and mixing the powder component and the liquid component to form a cement composition. The premixed powder component comprises an acrylic polymer and a radical initiator. The... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130150980 - Powered lower extremity orthotic and method of operation: A powered lower extremity orthotic, including a shank link coupled to an artificial foot, a knee mechanism connected to the shank link and a thigh link, is controlled by based on signals from various orthotic mounted sensors such that the artificial foot follows a predetermined trajectory defined by at least... Agent: Berkeley Bionics
20130150981 - Prosthetic limb: A prosthetic limb has an outer surface that is a mirror image of an intact limb or a generic limb design. The intact limb is scanned and the surface data is manipulated to create a virtual mirror image. If generic data is used, the intact leg can be measured and... Agent: 3d Systems Corporation
20130150982 - Prosthesis: The invention relates to a prosthesis with a prosthesis socket which has an inner face and is designed to be arranged on an amputation stump after a liner has been pulled over the latter, such that the inner face is directed toward the liner and a volume is enclosed between... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh06/06/2013 > 33 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20130144372 - Integrated stent retrieval loop adapted for snare removal and/or optimized purse stringing: The present invention includes a braided stent and method of making the same. The braided stent has an integral retrieval and/or repositioning member. The stent includes a first open end, a second open end and a tubular body therebetween. The retrieval and/or repositioning member extends from and is interbraided into... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed. Inc.
20130144371 - Stent and stent retrieval system and a method of pulling a stent into a tubular member: A stent has an engagement member (9). A stent retrieval system has a tubular member (13) and a retrieval member (14) with an engagement means (15). The engagement member is attached to an end row of cells of the tubular stent body (1). The cells in one annular row of... Agent: Stenz Corporation
20130144373 - 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: Aortic Innovations LLC
20130144374 - Graft apparatus: Stents and methods of using stents are provided. Stents of the invention provide external support structure for a blood vessel segment disposed within, wherein the stents are capable of resilient radial expansion in a manner mimicking the compliance properties of an artery. The stent may be formed of a knitted... Agent: Kips Bay Medical, Inc.
20130144375 - Endoluminal device and method: An endoluminal device can be configured for precise positioning during deployment within a vessel. The endoluminal device can be a tack, stent, vascular implant or other type of implant. The endoluminal device can have circumferential member with an undulating configuration having multiple inward and outward apexes and struts extending therebetween.... Agent: Intact Vascular, Inc.
20130144376 - Bioabsorbable device having composite structure for accelerating degradation: A medical device has a structure made of a first biodegradable and/or bioabsorbable material and a second biodegradable and/or bioabsorbable material encapsulating a degradation additive incorporated into the first biodegradable and/or bioabsorbable material. The second biodegradable and/or bioabsorbable material has a degradation rate that is faster than the degradation rate... Agent: Cordis Corporation
20130144377 - Tubular conduit: A tubular conduit is disclosed. The tubular conduit comprises a tubular portion made from a flexible material and an axially extending external helical formation located around the outside of the tubular portion. The external helical formation is for supporting the tubular portion. Optionally the tubular portion also comprises an axially... Agent: Vascular Flow Technologies Limited
20130144378 - Method of securing an intralumenal frame assembly: A replacement heart valve has an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus and a valve body mounted to the expandable frame. The valve body can have a plurality of valve leaflets configured to open to allow flow in a first direction and engage one another so as... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.
20130144379 - Implantable wireless sensor systems: In some embodiments, a cardiac monitoring system includes multiple sensors configured for implantation in a cardiovascular system of a user. Each sensor includes a sensing unit configured to be disposed in sensory communication with the location for measuring a biological parameter in the at least one heart chamber. The sensing... Agent: Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc.
20130144381 - Replacement heart valves, delivery devices and methods: A replacement heart valve and method of treating valve insufficiency includes an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus. A valve body is coupled to the frame. The valve body can include a leaflet portion and possibly a skirt portion. A portion of the frame has a foreshortening... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.
20130144380 - 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.
20130144382 - Transcatheter valve having reduced seam exposure: A transcatheter valve having an expandable frame and a collapsible multi-portion skirt within the frame are provided with seams between the portions of the skirt that are located to cooperate with features of the frame and thereby reduce the exposure of the seams.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130144383 - Stentless support structure: A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support structure is preferably... Agent:
20130144384 - Soft tissue graft fixation: A surgical method for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction includes creating a bone tunnel in a head of a femur of a patient. A connective tissue is inserted into the bone tunnel. A shape memory polymer plug is inserted into the bone tunnel. The plug has a first configuration for insertion... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate
20130144385 - Prosthetic menisci and method of implanting in the human knee joint: Prosthetic knee menisci to be implanted in place of deteriorated native menisci to prevent damage to the articular cartilage of the femoral and tibial condyles and to arrest the progressive development of osteoarthritis; said prosthetic menisci being sized and shaped to be congruent with the femoral and tibial condylar surfaces;... Agent:
20130144386 - Osteoconductive implants and methods of using same: Implants for promoting bone growth and methods of using same, the implants including a perforated placental membrane sheet wrapped around an osteoconductive material composed of bone chips, bone granules, bone powders or combinations thereof, the osteoconductive material being configured for providing a scaffold upon which bone growth can occur. The... Agent: Nutech Spine, Inc
20130144388 - Disc space sizing devices and methods of using the same: A spacing device is provided for adjusting the spacing between adjacent vertebral bodies. The spacing device has a distal end with at least one distraction member adapted for insertion into an intervertebral disc space and movable between a low profile first configuration and a higher profile second configuration. Also provided... Agent: Benvenue Medical, Inc.
20130144389 - Joint spacer: To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. The wedge member may have a cam-shaped configuration and be rotated through less than a revolution to apply force against the bones. The wedge member... Agent: Bonutti Skeletal Innovations, LLC
20130144387 - Spinal implant devices and methods: Systems, devices and methods relating to a spinal implant for placement in a disc space of a spine are described. A spinal implant (1) can include a plurality of wedge members including a leading wedge (22), a trailing wedge (28), and one or more intermediary wedges (26) therebetween. The spinal... Agent: Spinal Usa LLC
20130144391 - Surgical systems and methods for implanting deflectable implants: Deflectable implants, systems and methods for implanting deflectable implants are disclosed. The deflectable implant (100) includes at least one sequence of segments (102), the sequence includes at least two segments (102), the segments (102) being interconnected at effective hinges (107), the sequence assuming a straightened or low curvature insertion state... Agent: Nlt Spine Ltd
20130144390 - Systems and methods for spinal fusion: A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.
20130144392 - Intraoperative scanning for implant optimization: Systems and methods for implant optimization using intra-operative scanning are set forth. According to one embodiment, a method comprising intraoperatively scanning a joint surface, processing the scan and creating a three-dimensional computer model, performing simulations with the three-dimensional computer model, determining an optimal implant attribute from analysis of the simulations,... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20130144394 - Method and assembly of a pyrolytic carbon component attached to another component: A prosthetic assembly and a method of assembling same. The prosthetic assembly includes a base component with at least one engagement surface. A pyrolytic carbon component includes at least one engagement surface. The pyrolytic carbon component is elastically deformed to mechanically interlock with the engagement surface on the base component.... Agent: Tornier
20130144393 - Shoulder prosthesis glenoid component: This shoulder prosthesis glenoid component (2) has on one of its faces an articulation surface (SA) adapted to cooperate with a humeral head and having, on an opposite face (SG) adapted to be immobilized on the glenoid cavity (G) of a shoulder, a keel (4) for anchoring it in the... Agent:
20130144395 - Elbow assembly for surgical devices: Surgical devices are disclosed herein that generally include an intracorporeal elbow joint to facilitate translational movement of an end effector while allowing a body portion of the surgical device and a trocar or working channel through which the device is inserted to be maintained in a fixed angular orientation relative... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130144396 - Method of designing orthopedic implants using in vivo data: A reconfigurable orthopedic implant trial comprising: (a) a first orthopedic component; (b) a second orthopedic component that includes a second sensor on a second articulating surface thereof, the second orthopedic component configured to removably mount to the first orthopedic component; (c) a third orthopedic component that includes a third sensor... Agent:
20130144398 - Femoral trial component: An orthopaedic surgical instrument including a femoral trial component configured to be coupled to a surgically-prepared distal end of a patient's femur. The femoral trial component has a fixation side configured to engage a posterior aspect of the surgically-prepared distal femur.... Agent:
20130144397 - Variable prosthesis: The present teachings are directed to a shoulder prosthesis having an adjustable radial offset and/or angular inclination provided by relative rotation of an adapter interdisposed between a stem and a head. In one example, a prosthesis has a stem having a first longitudinal axis. The prosthesis can also include an... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130144399 - 3-dimensional parylene scaffold cage: Thin parylene C membranes having smooth front sides and ultrathin regions (e.g., 0.01 μm to 5 μm thick) interspersed with thicker regions are disclosed. The back sides of the membranes can be rough compared with the smooth front sides. The membranes can be used in vitro to grow monolayers of... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20130144401 - Apparatus including multiple invaginators for restoring a gastroesophageal flap valve and method: A transoral gastroesophageal flap valve restoration assembly comprises a pair of tissue grippers. The device comprises an elongated member having a distal end arranged for being fed down an esophagus in communication with a stomach and a tissue shaper carried on the distal end of the longitudinal member. The tissue... Agent: Endogastric Solutions, Inc.
20130144400 - Scaffold for bone and tissue repair in mammals: A mammalian tissue scaffold and method for making a tissue scaffold including a rigid scaffold body of biocompatible glass fibers bonded together and in special alignment to define open channels within the scaffold to allow fluid flow into and within the scaffold.... Agent: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri
20130144402 - Transfemoral prosthetic systems and methods for operating the same: Certain embodiments of the invention relate to increasing the functionality of a transfemoral prosthetic device. In one embodiment, the transfemoral prosthetic device is configured such that the prosthetic knee maintains a load consistent with a healthy knee walking on level ground, while the prosthetic ankle adjusts for the incline or... Agent: Ö Ssur Hf.
20130144403 - Prosthetic foot with dual foot blades and vertically offset toe: Prosthetic feet having improved vertical suspension are provided. A prosthetic foot can include a foot member having a change in curvature near a toe section so that the toe section is downwardly vertically offset from the remainder of the foot member. A prosthetic foot can have upper and lower foot... Agent: Ossur Hf05/30/2013 > 28 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.
20130138200 - Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods: A method for deploying an endoluminal vascular prosthesis using a deployment catheter that has at least a main graft portion and a first branch graft portion. The deployment catheter preferably comprises an elongate, flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end, and an outer sheath and an... Agent: Endologix, Inc.
20130138198 - Device for inserting an implant: The invention relates to a device comprising an endovascular implant (1) for the introduction into blood vessels or body cavities of the human or animal body and an insertion aid (2), wherein the implant (1) and the insertion aid (2) being connected to each other via a detachment element (3)... Agent:
20130138199 - Paraplegia prevention stent graft: A stent graft for deployment into the aorta of a patient has a tubular body with a proximal portion of a selected diameter; preferably a reduced diameter portion, distal of the proximal portion, having a diameter less than the selected diameter; a tapered portion, extending between the proximal portion and... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130138197 - Sterilization methods and apparatus: Sterilization methods for implantable prostheses are described, where a polymeric stent may be sterilized, e.g., via ETO sterilization, at a temperature below a glass transition temperature of the stent. A separate delivery catheter may be sterilized separately and the stent and delivery catheter may then be combined in an aseptic,... Agent: Amaranth Medical Pte.
20130138201 - System for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased vessel: Configurations are described for assisting in the execution of a percutaneous procedure while protecting the vascular pathway to the operational theater, which may comprise diseased tissue. A railed sheath may be controllably expandable and collapsible, and may comprise two or more elongate rail structures configured to assist in the distribution... Agent:
20130138202 - Blood perfusion device: A perfusion device and a delivery system for repair of a damaged portion of a body vessel. Perfusion device can include a tubular body that is self-expandable, having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion. One or more series of barbs can be disposed circumferentially along the... Agent:
20130138203 - Prosthesis having a plurality of distal and proximal prongs: An expandable vascular stent includes an m×n array of ovals formed in a cylinder, m being the number of columns of ovals in the circumferential direction and n being the number of rows of ovals in the axial direction, and a plurality of prongs extending inwardly from the outer ends... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.
20130138204 - Stent: The stent (1) is in a tubular shape that is expandable in a radial direction, the stent being placed in a tubular vessel of a living body. The stent (1) is formed of a main stent element (2) that is formed at an imaginary cylinder surface. The main stent element... Agent: Optnics Precision Co., Ltd.
20130138205 - Ventricular assist device and method: A ventricular assist device includes a stent for placement within a cardiac artery and arranged for placement, the stent arranged to have an open configuration defining a flow path, a rotor sized to fit within the stent and arranged for percutaneous placement the flow path, the rotor including a surface... Agent: Mi-vad, Inc.
20130138206 - Pediatric application of bioabsorbable polymer stents in infants and children with congenital heart defects: Methods of treating congenital heart defects in infants and children with bioabsorbable polymer stents are described. The treatments reduce or eliminate the adverse affects of congenital heart defects or may be palliative.... Agent:
20130138207 - 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.
20130138208 - Adjustable chiral ophthalmic lens: The present invention relates to an adjustable ophthalmic lens comprising at least one optical element comprising a combination of at least two optical surfaces wherein both optical surfaces are chiral optical surfaces adapted to provide chiral modulation of the light beam, the combination of the chiral optical surfaces is adapted... Agent: Akkolens International B.v.
20130138210 - Hydrophilic interpenetrating polymer networks derived from hydrophobic polymers: A composition of matter comprising a water-swellable IPN or semi-IPN including a hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer and an ionic polymer, articles made from such composition and methods of using such articles. The invention also includes a process for producing a water-swellable IPN or semi-IPN from a hydrophobic thermoset or... Agent:
20130138211 - Hydrophilic interpenetrating polymer networks derived from hydrophobic polymers: A composition of matter comprising a water-swellable IPN or semi-IPN including a hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer and an ionic polymer, articles made from such composition and methods of using such articles. The invention also includes a process for producing a water-swellable IPN or semi-IPN from a hydrophobic thermoset or... Agent:
20130138209 - Knee joint prosthesis and hyaluronate compositions for treatment of osteoarthritis: A medical device and methods to relieve joint pain and adapted for knee joint repair, replacement and augmentation. The invention discloses joint lubricant, particularly hyaluronate compositions and methods for treatment of osteoarthritis.... Agent: Intersect Partners, LLC
20130138212 - Medical device for bone implant and method for producing such a device: A bone implantable medical device made from a biocompatible material, preferably comprising titanic or zirconia, has at least a portion of its surface modified to facilitate improved integration with bone. The implantable device may incorporate a surface infused with osteoinductive agent and/or may incorporate holes loaded with a therapeutic agent.... Agent: Exogenesis Corporation
20130138213 - Medical device for bone implant and method for producing such a device: A method of modifying a surface of implantable medical device provides coating at least a first portion of the surface of the medical device with a therapeutic agent to form a coated surface region; and irradiating at least a portion of the coated surface region with a gas cluster ion... Agent: Exogenesis Corporation
20130138215 - 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: Synthes Usa, LLC
20130138217 - Intervertebral implant with blades for connecting to adjacent vertebral bodies: An intervertebral implant for insertion into an intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebral bodies or between two bone portions. The implant includes a spacer portion, a plate portion operatively coupled to the spacer portion and one or more blades for securing the implant to the adjacent vertebral bodies. The blades... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC
20130138214 - Support device and method of use: Devices and methods for orthopedic support are disclosed. The device can have a first rigid section hingedly attached to a second rigid section. The device can be curved or rotated around obstructions along an access path to a target site. The device can be delivered to an intervertebral location in... Agent: Flexmedex, LLC
20130138216 - Systems and methods for spinal fusion: A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.
20130138218 - Surgical methods and instruments for implanting a joint unloading system: Positioning instruments and related methods are described for implanting an joint unloading system for treating joints. The positioning instruments and methods allow the joint unloading system to be positioned at a joint such that the desired motion will occur for the particular design of a particular joint unloading system which... Agent: Moximed, Inc.
20130138220 - Femur prosthetic stem with back grasping: The invention relates to a femur prosthetic stem (1) having a front portion and a back portion, said stem being characterized in that it has a back hollow portion (2).... Agent:
20130138221 - Methods and compositions for improving implant osseointegration: The disclosed methods, uses and articles are in the field of orthopedic and dental implants. In particular, the disclosure relates to compositions and methods for improving the osseointegration of such implants.... Agent: Novartis Ag
20130138223 - Bioimplant: Provided is a bioimplant superior in antimicrobial action and safety in the body. The bioimplant according to the present invention comprises a base material of metal, ceramic, or plastic and a thermal spraying film of a calcium phosphate-based material formed at least partially thereon and the silver concentration in the... Agent: Saga University
20130138222 - Osteoconductive implants and methods of using same: Implants for promoting bone growth and methods of using same, the implants including a perforated placental membrane sheet wrapped around an osteoconductive material composed of bone chips, bone granules, bone powders or combinations thereof, the osteoconductive material being configured for providing a scaffold upon which bone growth can occur. The... Agent: Nutech Spine, Inc.
20130138219 - Biodegradable stents having one or more coverings: The present embodiments provide a medical device comprising a stent framework having proximal and distal regions and a lumen extending therebetween, and which comprises a biodegradable material. A first covering is coupled to at least a portion of an outer surface of the stent framework. When the stent framework is... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130138224 - Sealing sheath for prosthetic liner and related methods: The sealing sheath is for use with a prosthetic socket and associated liner. The sealing sheath includes a textile tube for surrounding at least a portion of a liner that is configured to wear on a residual limb. An annular seal, e.g. an elastomeric or silicone seal, is positioned adjacent... Agent: Evolution Industires, Inc.05/23/2013 > 59 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.
20130131777 - Branch stent graft deployment and method: A deployment device for deploying a self-expanding fenestrated stent graft. The device includes a fenestrated stent graft retained on an introducer. The introducer includes a main catheter and an auxiliary catheter preloaded within the introducer and extending from distal the distal end of the stent graft, into the lumen of... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130131773 - Device and method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula: A shunt rivet for implantation between a first body space and a second body space in a patient, such as to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.... Agent: Rox Medical, Inc.
20130131775 - Endoluminal prosthesis introducer: An endoluminal prosthesis introducer may include a rotatable inner cannula including a proximal end. The introducer may include a proximal tip disposed at the proximal end of the inner cannula and including a distal end. The introducer may include a retaining member including an engaging member extending radially outward. The... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130131776 - Methods and apparatus for treating a type 2 endoleak from within an endoluminal stent: A repair device includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member, and a seal member. The first elongate member includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and defines a lumen therebetween. The second elongate member includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and... Agent:
20130131774 - Rotation operated delivery device: An endovascular introducer which has a handle assembly, a stent graft deployment device and a stent graft retained on the stent graft deployment device. The handle assembly has a first part and a second part, the second part to be moved relative to the first part. The first part has... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130131778 - Stent cover member and stent apparatus: Present invention is a stent apparatus wherein a stent covering member holds a stent, which scaffolds a blood vessel from the inside when implanted in the blood vessel, in contracted state. The stent is formed of a biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) as a tubular shape, shape memorized to a size... Agent: Kyoto Medical Planning Co., Ltd.
20130131780 - Lattice: The invention relates to medical devices and methods of using them. The devices are prostheses which can be percutaneously deliverable with (or on) an endovascular catheter or via other surgical or other techniques and then expanded. The prostheses are configured to have a lattice resistant to dilation and creep, which... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20130131779 - Silane bonded medical devices and method of making same: A method for bonding a graft material to a support element employing a silane coupling agent, and a medical device obtainable by said method. A medical device including a graft material bound to a support element by a plurality of silane linkages is also described.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130131782 - Bioabsorbable polymeric medical device: In embodiments there is described a cardiovascular tube-shaped lockable and expandable bioabsorbable scaffold having a low immunogenicity manufactured from a crystallizable bioabsorbable polymer composition or blend.... Agent: Orbusneich Medical, Inc.
20130131781 - Biocomposite medical constructs including artificial tissues, vessels and patches: The disclosure describes methods of making collagen based biocomposite constructs and related devices. The methods include: (a) winding at least one collagen fiber a number of revolutions about a length of a support member having a long axis, the winding having at least one defined pitch and/or fiber angle relative... Agent:
20130131783 - Implantable medical devices constructed of shape memory material: Medical apparatus (100) is provided for insertion into a mammalian body. The apparatus (100) includes structural stent elements (110), at least a portion of which are shaped so as to define (a) at least one generally circumferential band (112), and (b) a plurality of engagement members (114) that are joined... Agent: Endospan Ltd.
20130131784 - Metallic implantable grafts and method of making same: Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic... Agent: Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surface, Ltd., A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of Palmaz Scientific, Inc.
20130131785 - Radiopaque markers for implantable stents and methods for manufacturing the same: Radiopaque markers for use with stents implantable within a body vessel are provided with one or more through-holes. Each through-hole extends through the thickness of the marker to expose a portion of the stent underlying the marker. The marker is welded to the stent through each through-hole. Also provided are... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
20130131786 - Endovascular graft: An endovascular graft, which is configured to conform to the morphology of a vessel to be treated, includes a tubular ePTFE structure; an inflatable ePTFE structure disposed over at least a portion of the ePTFE tubular structure; and an injection port in fluid communication with the inflatable ePTFE structure for... Agent: Trivascular, Inc.
20130131787 - Method for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased vessel: Configurations are described for assisting in the execution of a percutaneous procedure while protecting the vascular pathway to the operational theater, which may comprise diseased tissue. A railed sheath may be utilized which is controllably expandable and collapsible, and may comprise two or more elongate rail structures configured to assist... Agent:
20130131789 - Device and method for blocking pipelines, especially under the sea: Transcorporal delivery system and method for valve replacement surgery that is minimally invasive.... Agent: Bery Intellectual Properties Szellemi Tulajdonjogo Hasznosito Es Kezelo Ko
20130131790 - Methods of implanting minimally-invasive prosthetic heart valves: Expandable prosthetic heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement are disclosed. In one preferred embodiment, an expandable prosthetic heart valve includes a support stent comprising an expandable tubular base along an inflow end and three upstanding commissure posts along an outflow end. The three commissure posts are spaced at 120... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences
20130131791 - Catheter-based annuloplasty using ventricularly positioned catheter: 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.
20130131792 - Actively-engageable movement-restriction mechanism for use with an annuloplasty structure: A method is provided, including providing an implant shaped to define a lumen and a flexible strip disposed at least in part within the lumen, and a plurality of recesses, the implant including a locking mechanism to which first and second ends of the strip are coupled such that the... Agent:
20130131793 - Replacement heart valve and method: A heart valve includes a valve body made of a flexible material such as pericardium. The valve body is made of two layers of material, an outer layer, and an inner layer that defines a plurality of leaflets. The leaflets of the inner layer are attached to the outer layer.... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.
20130131788 - Body cavity prosthesis: A prosthesis can be configured to be deployed within a body cavity. The prosthesis has an expandable frame, a plurality of proximal anchors, and a plurality of distal anchors, where the various anchors are connected to the frame. Radial expansion of the frame can cause the ends of the proximal... Agent: Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc.
20130131794 - Accommodating intraocular lenses and methods of use: Accommodating intraocular lenses and methods of use. The accommodating intraocular lenses include peripheral regions that are adapted to be more sensitive to certain types of forces than to other types of forces.... Agent:
20130131795 - System and method for increasing the depth of focus of the human eye: A method and apparatus for increasing the depth of focus of the human eye is comprised of a lens body, an optic in the lens body configured to produce light interference, and a pinhole-like optical aperture substantially in the center of the optic. The optic may be configured to produce... Agent: Boston Innovative Optics, Inc.
20130131796 - Intraocular lens (iol) with multi optics assembly: The various embodiments of the present invention provide a multi-optics intraocular lens (IOL) scaffold assembly for incorporation into a capsular bag of an eye of a subject, provided with a ring platform and a protective umbrella. Several anterior and posterior ribs are hinged to the ring platform to support a... Agent:
20130131797 - Retinal implant and visual prosthesis incorporating such an implant: A system for generating artificial vision in a subject, comprising: an image capture means for capturing an image from a surrounding environment; an image processing means for processing the image and converting the image into an image signal; and a retinal implant or stimulation device (10) configured to be implanted... Agent: Imi Intelligent Medical Implants Ag
20130131800 - Breast implants having a flush patch and methods of using same to augment or reconstruct a breast: Elastomeric fluid-filled prosthetic implants having an elastomeric shell and a flush patch are provided as well as methods for making and using such implants.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130131798 - Moldable back breast form: A breast prosthesis for wearing against a chest of a user includes a bag, a first silicone rubber and a silicone agglomerate putty. The bag includes at least three films that are sealed together around a periphery so as to define at least a front chamber and a back chamber.... Agent: American Breast Care, Lp
20130131799 - Self-sealing shell for inflatable prostheses: A self-sealing shell useful as a component of a soft fluid-filled prosthetic implant is provided. The shell is at least partly constructed of a wall made of a colloid of an elastomeric polymer matrix and particles of a water-swellable material distributed therein.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130131801 - Self-sealing shell for inflatable prostheses: A self-sealing shell useful as a component of a soft fluid-filled prosthetic implant is provided. The shell is at least partly constructed of a wall made of a colloid of an elastomeric polymer matrix and particles of a water-soluble material distributed therein.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130131802 - Method and system for patella realignment: A method and system provide and use a patellar implant. The patellar implant includes a superior portion, an inferior portion opposite to the superior portion, an anterior portion, at least one suture attachment configured to allow the patellar implant to be attached using at least one suture. The superior portion... Agent: Moximed, Inc.
20130131803 - Ligament and tendon prosthesis made from cables of filaments: The invention provides a ligament or tendon prosthesis made from two or more of cables braided into a helical structure, where each cable is made from two or more strands. The strands may be made from an alloy exhibiting pseudoelastic properties at body temperature, and may be twisted into a... Agent: Tavor [i.t.n] Ltd.
20130131804 - Joint repair using mesenchymal stem cells: A method of repairing and/or stabilizing a joint by administering mesenchymal stem cells to the joint. Such a method provides for the regeneration of cartilaginous tissue in the joint, including meniscal tissue.... Agent: Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
20130131805 - Orthopedic implant: The invention is directed to an orthopedic implant comprising different distinct sections, wherein each section comprises a different polymeric material and the polymeric materials are at the contact surfaces of the sections attached to each other by chemical bonds and/or physical interaction and to a method for the production of... Agent:
20130131806 - Anatomic total disc replacement: An artificial spinal disc prosthesis that can be implanted to replace a damaged natural spinal disc. A nucleus of compressible elastomeric material is surrounded by a winding of a slender strand of flexible tension-bearing material oriented at a pitch angle relative to a central axis. The orientation of the winding... Agent:
20130131807 - Expandable vertebral device with ring plate: An expandable cage supports adjacent vertebra in spine surgery. The expandable cage includes a first supporting member configured to engage tissue and a second supporting member operatively associated with the first supporting member. The first and second supporting members are movable relative to each other. The expandable cage further includes... Agent: K2m, Inc.
20130131810 - Apparatus and method for treating bone: A bone tamp for creating channels within bone tissue. The bone tamp includes an elongated member that is deformable from a first generally non-linear configuration to a second generally linear configuration for insertion into bone tissue. As the elongated member is deployed into bone tissue, it transitions from the linear... Agent: Benvenue Medical, Inc.
20130131813 - Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics: This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRs) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disk replacement (ADR) translates from a fixed posterior COR... Agent: Spinecore, Inc.
20130131812 - Bone implants and method of manufacture: An implant device for humans or mammals has a body structure having an exposed surface and one or more selected portions of the exposed surface having a bone formation enhancing 3-dimensional pattern. The exposed surface can be on exterior portions of the body structure or internal portions of the body... Agent: Amendia Inc.
20130131811 - Expandable device for distracting spinal tissue surfaces: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack... Agent: Spine Wave, Inc.
20130131809 - Lateral cage stabilization: A kit for stabilizing an intervertebral disc space, wherein the kit includes a cage, a suture and a plurality of suture anchors. The suture anchors are pressed into the anterior faces of the vertebral bodies holding the cage, while the ends of the suture are formed into a loose, preformed... Agent:
20130131808 - Stabilizing vertebrae with expandable spacers: A spinal distractor and stabilizer has resilient, conformable bone contacting sections which are separated by an expandable chamber that extends from one of the sections, and which forms a ratchet with the section, ensuring that once expanded by being filled with a substance, cannot contract absent intervention by a medical... Agent:
20130131814 - Implant: The present invention provides an implant, which is used to fix an artificial joint in bone, including a biodegradable magnesium alloy.... Agent:
20130131815 - Mechanical capstan amplifier: A mechanical capstan amplifier. The mechanical capstan amplifier (60) having a first tensioner (64) with a first actuatmg rod (72) extending therefrom. The first tensioner (64) is configured to rotate the first actuating rod (72). The amplifier (60) also includes a drive motor (62) having a drive rod (78) extending... Agent: Ohio University
20130131816 - Tibial bearing component for a knee prosthesis with improved articular characteristics: An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing component with surface features which operate to protect adjacent soft tissues of the natural knee throughout a wide range of flexion. More particularly, the tibial bearing component provides an anterior relief space disposed between the dished lateral and medial articular compartments, in... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130131817 - Tibial bearing component for a knee prosthesis with improved articular characteristics: An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing component with articular features which operate to protect adjacent soft tissues of the natural knee, promote and/or accommodate desired articulation with an abutting femoral component, and facilitate expedient and effective implantation by a surgeon.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130131818 - Tibial bearing component for a knee prosthesis with improved articular characteristics: An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing component with articular features which operate to protect adjacent soft tissues of the natural knee, promote and/or accommodate desired articulation with an abutting femoral component, and facilitate expedient and effective implantation by a surgeon.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130131819 - Tibial bearing component for a knee prosthesis with improved articular characteristics: An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing component with articular features which operate to protect adjacent soft tissues of the natural knee, promote and/or accommodate desired articulation with an abutting femoral component, and facilitate expedient and effective implantation by a surgeon.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130131820 - Tibial baseplate with asymmetric placement of fixation structures: An orthopaedic knee prosthesis is provided including a tibial baseplate component having a distal, bone-contacting surface with one or more fixation structures extending distally therefrom, in which the fixation structures are asymmetrically arranged within the baseplate periphery.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130131821 - Catheter deliverable foot implant and method of delivering the same: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating alignment of the foot to treat patients with flat feet, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and metatarsophalangeal joint dysfunction. An enlargeable implant is positioned in or about the sinus tarsi and/or first metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the foot. The implant is insertable by minimally invasive... Agent:
20130131822 - Hammertoe implant: The invention comprises an implant having a first end section and a second end section, where the first end has a cancellous thread for implantation in a first section of bone and the second end includes expansion slots and barbs or wings, that that resist movement out of a second... Agent: Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Inc.
20130131823 - Acetabular cup prosthesis: Provided are acetabular cup implant assemblies that can be used in hip replacement surgery. Example assemblies comprise a shell and a liner. The liner can be positioned within a shell. Optionally, the liner can be rotated relative to the shell until the liner is seated in the shell in a... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
20130131824 - Porous coatings for orthopedic implants: A high-purity porous metal coating is formed over a substrate by thermal spraying a metal coating material over the desired portion of the substrate in an atmospheric air environment. The metal coating material may react with the atmosphere to cause impurities in the applied coating. The impurity-rich portion of the... Agent: Hitemco Medical Application Inc. D/b/a Himed
20130131825 - Bone graft: The present invention relates to a novel bone graft and methods for producing said graft. Said bone graft can be used for surgical, plastic and/or cosmetic bone replacement for a patient in need thereof. The bone graft is made of a scaffold or matrix of sheet material having a 3-dimensional... Agent: Amendia Inc.
20130131826 - Artificial bone-cartilage composite and its production method: An artificial bone-cartilage composite comprising a first composite material layer comprising collagen, proteoglycan and hyaluronic acid, and a second composite material layer comprising collagen and calcium phosphate, which are bonded to each other via a bonding layer comprising collagen, proteoglycan, hyaluronic acid and calcium phosphate.... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20130131827 - Methods and materials for replacing a circumferential segment of an esophagus: This document provides methods and materials that can be used to replace a circumferential segment of an esophagus. For example, methods and materials that can be used to provide a tubular connection from one stump end of an esophagus to another stump end of the esophagus are provided.... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
20130131828 - Functionalized membrane for a chamber for encapsulating cells producing at least one substance of therapeutic interest and bioartificial organ comprising such a membrane: The present invention relates to a functionalized semi-permeable membrane composed of a porous biocompatible support pretreated so as to increase the surface energy thereof and characterized in that it comprises at least two layers, each comprising a hydrophilic polymer and at least one biologically active molecule, and to the use... Agent: Centre Europeen D'etude Du Diabete
20130131829 - Cell induction material: The object of the present invention is to provide a cell induction material, which can be easily formed, has excellent moldability because sintering is unnecessary, and decreases a strain on a human body caused by the exposure of the ends of a titanium wire. A metal mesh made by stockinette... Agent: Hi-lex Corporation
20130131830 - Textile-templated electrospun anisotropic scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine: The present invention includes an anisotropic scaffold, which is prepared by electrospinning a solution of matrix material upon a textile template. The present invention further includes a method of preparing such scaffold. The anisotropic scaffold of the invention finds use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.... Agent: Philadelphia University
20130131831 - Below knee amputee prosthesis liner: A below knee amputee prosthesis liner including a molded polymer-like liner body for receiving a below knee amputation limb of a person. The liner body has a closed distal end and an open proximal end. The liner includes at least one thickening in a first region and/or in a second... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare GmbhPrevious industry: Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application
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