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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. 12/05/2013 > 47 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.
20130325101 - Apparatus comprising an aligning device, set and method: An apparatus for use during implanting at least one medical implant at an implantation site within a patient's body may include an aligning device for aligning the apparatus at the implantation site. The aligning device is capable of being transferred from a non-aligning position into an aligning position.... Agent: Transcatheter Technologies Gmbh
20130325099 - Dual capture device for stent graft delivery system and method for capturing a stent graft: A delivery system for delivering and deploying stents with proximal and distal apices includes a guidewire lumen, a distal apex release lumen, a proximal apex release lumen, a distal apex capture device and a proximal apex capture device. The distal and proximal apex capture devices include a first distal capture... Agent: Bolton Medical, Inc.
20130325098 - Percutaneous implant extraction device: A minimally invasive catheter system and method for extraction of a shape memory device such as a nitinol stent, from inside a tubular organ, is provided. The catheter system comprises a multi-lumen tube with at least one expandable balloon and an extraction device. The multi-lumen tube has multiple ports, which... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130325100 - Stent delivery catheter with improved stent retention and method of making same: A stent delivery catheter system having a catheter with stent releasably mounted on a stent retention portion of the catheter for delivery and deployment within a patient's body lumen, and a method of mounting the stent on the stent retention portion of the catheter. The method generally includes exposing the... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
20130325102 - Absorbable blood vessel stent: An absorbable blood vessel stent (100) has a near end and a far end. A tubular patterned structure is formed between the near end and the far end. The patterned structure comprises a plurality of support bars and connection bars (2, 3). The support bar or the connection bar (2,... Agent: Lifetech Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130325103 - Abdominal cavity-vein shunt stent: An abdominal cavity-vein shunt stent provided for transporting ascites accumulated in the abdominal cavity of a patient to a vascular system, includes: a stent body which extends cylindrically long and which has one end disposed in the intrahepatic vein, and the other end piercing the liver parenchyma and disposed in... Agent: Piolax Medical Devices, Inc.
20130325104 - Stents with radiopaque markers: Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130325105 - Stents with radiopaque markers: Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130325106 - Stents with radiopaque markers: Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130325107 - Stents with radiopaque markers: Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130325108 - Biodegradable medical implants, polymer compositions and methods of use: Embodiments of the invention provide compositions comprising bio degradable polymers, medical implants fabricated from these compositions and methods of using such implants. Many embodiments provide medical implants comprising a first polymer backbone having a first rate of biodegradation and a second polymer backbone having a second rate of biodegradation faster... Agent:
20130325109 - Prosthetic device including electrostatically spun fibrous layer & method for making the same: In accordance with certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a process of forming a prosthetic device is provided. The process includes forming a dispersion of polymeric nanofibers, a fiberizing polymer, and a solvent, the dispersion having a viscosity of at least about 50,000 cPs. A tubular frame is positioned over... Agent: Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
20130325112 - Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis: A cardiac-valve prosthesis is adapted for percutaneous implantation. The prosthesis includes an armature adapted for deployment in a radially expanded implantation position, the armature including a support portion and an anchor portion, which are substantially axially coextensive with respect to one another. A set of leaflets is coupled to the... Agent: Sorin Group Italia S.r.l.
20130325113 - Percutaneous positioning device: A system including a positioning member (10) including a flexible member (12) which is reversibly deformable between a first deployment configuration and a second deployment configuration, at least one vasculature abutment member (40) located on the flexible member (12) for abutting against structure (17) in a vasculature of a patient,... Agent: Medivalve Ltd.
20130325111 - Pre-assembled bioprosthetic valve and sealed conduit: A valved conduit including a bioprosthetic valve, such as a heart valve, and a tubular conduit sealed with a bioresorbable material. The bioprosthetic heart valve includes prosthetic tissue that has been treated such that the tissue may be stored dry for extended periods without degradation of functionality of the valve.... Agent:
20130325110 - Systems and methods for placing a coapting member between valvular leaflets: The present invention relates to devices and methods for improving the function of a defective heart valve, and particularly for reducing regurgitation through an atrioventricular heart valve—i.e., the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve. For a tricuspid repair, the device includes an anchor deployed in the tissue of the right... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130325114 - Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region and a second region, and anchoring member having a longitudinal dimension with a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured... Agent: Foundry Newco Xii, Inc.
20130325117 - Durable high strength polymer composites suitable for implant and articles produced therefrom: Thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite materials are disclosed that are suitable for use in a valve for regulating blood flow direction. In one aspect, the composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as a prosthetic heart valve leaflet. The composite material includes... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20130325115 - Locking concepts: Techniques are described for use with one or more sutures. For some applications, techniques are described for fixedly-coupling two or more sutures to each other. For some applications, such techniques are used for treating a heart valve of a subject. Techniques are also described for treating a heart valve of... Agent: 4tech Inc.
20130325116 - Prosthetic heart valve having a polymeric stent: A prosthetic heart valve includes annularly spaced commissure portions, each of which includes a tip. The stent is formed from a polymeric material, and is specifically configured to perform similarly to conventional metal stents. A first fabric covers each of the tips, and a second fabric covers the first fabric... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
20130325118 - Post-operative adjustment tool, minimally invasive attachment apparatus, and adjustable tricuspid ring: An implantable device system for controlling the dimensions of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implantable devices are disclosed which employ various mechanisms for adjusting and maintaining the size of an orifice to which they are attached.... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
20130325119 - Breast prosthesis: A single opening permanent breast prosthesis includes an envelope made of a flexible, hermatic and biologically inert material having a flat rear surface (3) and a curved front surface (2). The prosthesis thus defines a closed pocket (5) which contains a physiological serum. There are at least two compartments (6,... Agent:
20130325120 - Systems and methods for tissue expansion with fluid delivery and drainage system: The invention provides systems and methods for tissue expansion. A tissue expander may have an implant portion which may be used to expand the tissue. A delivery/drainage system may be also be provided, which may be in fluid communication with a pocket surrounding the tissue expander. Various port configurations may... Agent:
20130325121 - Protein based materials, plastic albumin devices and related methods: Medical devices with a plastic albumin body with a defined three dimensional shape that are particularly suitable for pressure equalization tubes. The plastic albumin body can be a unitary substantially monolithic body of albumin. The plastic albumin body has an antibacterial property such that it is resistant to bacterial adhesions... Agent: Clemson University
20130325123 - Load transferring systems and methods for transferring load in a joint: Load transferring systems and related methods for transferring load in a joint are provided. The load transferring system may include two bases configured to couple to bones defining a joint and a spring configured to couple to the bases. The spring may be configured to exert a tensile force between... Agent: Moximed, Inc.
20130325122 - Low contact femoral and tibial bases: Various embodiments are directed to femoral and tibial bases that form structures of an implantable mechanical energy absorbing system. A bone facing surface of each type of base has a main surface portion and a plurality of protrusions extending from the main surface portion. The base can be attached to... Agent: Moximed, Inc.
20130325124 - Methods and devices for surgical guide pin placement: Methods and devices are provided for placing surgical guide pins, reamers, and ligament grafts into bone. In one exemplary embodiment, the method can include advancing a guide pin that includes a proximal rigid portion and a flexible distal portion. The rigid proximal portion can be advanced into a femoral tunnel... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130325126 - Subchondral bone repair system: This invention includes a subchondral bone repair system, comprising a structural component and a fluid settable component and an optional non-core component. The fluid settable component may penetrate into any pores of the structural component, and set to a solid, thereby fixing the structural component in place. The fluid settable... Agent:
20130325127 - Facet arthoplasty devices and methods: Surgically installed prostheses replace either the caudal portion of a natural facet joint, the cephalad portion of a natural facet joint, or both. The prostheses are readily attached to the pedicles of a vertebral body and support at least one element that defines an artificial facet joint structure. The caudal... Agent:
20130325128 - Expandable interbody spacer: The present invention relates to devices and methods for treating one or more damaged, diseased, or traumatized portions of the spine, including intervertebral discs, to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. The present invention relates to an expandable interbody spacer.... Agent:
20130325129 - Textured implant device: A textured bone graft or implant device includes a spatial member having a number of three dimensional units coupled together, the three dimensional units each include a number of bars coupled together to form a number of openings and to form a porous structure for the spatial member and for... Agent: Ossaware Biotech Co., Ltd.
20130325130 - Lateral entry insert for cup trial: Trials for a reverse shoulder system are described. The trials generally include an insert housed within a humeral cup. The insert has a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having a concave recess therein adapted to receive a glenosphere prosthesis. The distal end of the insert includes... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20130325131 - Reverse shoulder humeral adapter trays: Disclosed herein are components of a reverse shoulder prosthesis. In an embodiment, a reverse shoulder prosthesis includes a humeral adapter tray configured to sit near a resected surface of a humerus, the humeral adapter tray comprising: a cavity; a central bore; and a distal face including a boss, the boss:... Agent: Exactech, Inc.
20130325133 - Lateral entry insert for cup trial: Trials for a reverse shoulder system are described. The trials generally include an insert housed within a humeral cup. The insert has a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having a concave recess therein adapted to receive a glenosphere prosthesis. The distal end of the insert includes... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20130325134 - Lateral entry insert for cup trial: Trials for a reverse shoulder system are described. The trials generally include an insert housed within a humeral cup. The insert has a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having a concave recess therein adapted to receive a glenosphere prosthesis. The distal end of the insert includes... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20130325132 - Trial instrument assembly for use in a surgical procedure: A trial instrument assembly for use in a surgical procedure to replace an orthopaedic joint includes a trial implant having a stem portion for fitting within a prepared cavity in the patient's bone. The stem portion defines a stem axis. A neck portion is connected to the stem portion to... Agent: Depuy (ireland)
20130325135 - Hinged joint system: Methods, systems, and devices for replacement of a joint with a prosthetic system that replicates the natural kinematics of the joint is disclosed. A prosthetic system according to one embodiment includes a tibial component having a tibial plateau and a tibial stem portion, the tibial plateau having a top side... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20130325136 - Tibial trial instruments and method of using same: An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly includes a tibial base trial adapted to be positioned on a surgically-prepared proximal end of a patient's tibia, an intramedullary orthopaedic surgical instrument engaged with a lower surface of the tibial base trial, and a fastener configured to pivot relative to the tibial base trial.... Agent:
20130325137 - Limited motion tibial bearing: A tibial implant comprising: a baseplate having a bone contacting surface, a bearing support surface and a proximally extending wall at least partially surrounding the bearing support surface; a bearing component slidably mounted with respect to the baseplate bearing support surface, the bearing component having a proximally facing condylar surface... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
20130325138 - Interphalangeal joint implant methods and apparatus: A method and apparatus for correcting malformed joints, in particular the “hammer toe” contraction of the proximal interphalangeal joint. The disclosure comprises a two-component implant: a proximal phalanx component and a middle phalanx component. An endosseous stem on each component is inserted axially into the end of a respective host... Agent: Gramedica
20130325139 - Modular screw apparatus and method: An orthopedic instrument comprises a shell configured to be inserted into a cup-shaped site, a liner configured to be received within a cavity of the shell, wherein the liner has an aperture and a mating feature adjacent to the aperture, and a modular screw configured to be received within the... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130325142 - Anisotropic porous scaffolds: A method of fabricating an anisotropic porous scaffold includes heating a previously-formed porous metal scaffold to permit deformation of a material of the previously-formed porous metal scaffold, and deforming, while heated, the previously-formed porous metal scaffold in at least a first direction.... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130325143 - Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions: Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In some applications, the invention may be used to used to improve patency or... Agent: Neotract, Inc.
20130325140 - Device for placement in a hollow organ, in particular for holding open said hollow organ and method for producing such device: The device for placement in a hollow organ, in particular for holding open the hollow organ, comprises a placement body (12) having an inner side and an outer side (14). The device further comprises at least one layer (16) of biostable random-fiber fleece material arranged on said placement body (12)... Agent: Nonwo Tecc Medical Gmbh
20130325141 - Esophageal stent: Stent embodiments formed of a scaffolding structure are disclosed. Some embodiments may include a valve. A portion of the scaffolding structure may include a lattice structure formed by a plurality of interconnected arms arranged to form quadrilateral-shaped cells, such as diamond-shaped cells. The scaffolding structure may be formed by rows... Agent:
20130325144 - Nano-reservoirs technology for use in bone and/or cartilage regeneration: The present invention concerns a biomaterial comprising a nanofibrous scaffold made of polymers, such as poly(ε-caprolactone) or collagen, coated with at least one layer pair consisting of a layer of polyanions and a layer of polycations, wherein said at least one layer pair incorporates a therapeutic molecule such as a... Agent: UniversitÉ De Strasbourg11/28/2013 > 40 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20130317592 - Device for catheter sheath retraction: A device for moving an elongate member relative to an elongate body through which it extends, the device including a housing, a mover, and a pre-mover. The housing is connectable to the elongate body. The mover is associated with the housing and is connectable to the elongate member for moving... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20130317591 - Drug eluting stent for the treatment of dialysis graft stenoses: A drug-eluting stent having a first cell pattern at one end and a second cell pattern on an opposite end. The cells in the first cell pattern have a smaller MCUSA than those in the second cell pattern. An anti-restonic drug can be coated on the first cell pattern and... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130317590 - Stent and delivery system with reduced chemical degradation: Stents and delivery systems with reduced chemical degradation and methods of sterilizing the same are disclosed.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130317594 - Spring detach joint for delivering a detachable implantable device: Methods and systems for delivering an implantable device to a target site, using a detachable link. The system can include an embolic coil mated to a delivery wire via a detachable link comprising first and second engaging members. When the detachable link is delivered through a catheter, the first and... Agent:
20130317593 - Varying diameter vascular implant and balloon: A method for deploying an expandable implant in a body passage of varying diameter includes selecting a balloon having a radial dimension that varies, when the balloon is inflated, in accordance with the varying diameter of the body passage. The balloon is inserted, in a deflated state, into the body... Agent: Neovasc Medical Ltd.
20130317595 - Stent graft: The invention relates to a stent graft comprising a stent (1) having a plurality of ring segments (3) disposed adjacent to one another and connected to one another and at least one membrane (2) having at least one marginal ring segment (4) having a meandering web configuration, wherein web loops... Agent: Bentley Innomed Gmbh
20130317596 - Bioresorbable polymer scaffold and treatment of coronary artery lesions: Methods of treating coronary heart disease with bioresorbable polymer stents are described.... Agent:
20130317597 - Stent designs with angled connectors: Stent including a plurality of radially-expandable rings disposed adjacent one another along a longitudinal axis to define a tubular member having a proximal end portion, a distal end portion and an intermediate portion, each of the radially-expandable rings including a plurality of strut members defining a series of crowns proximate... Agent: Abbott Laboratories
20130317589 - Retrieval systems and methods for use thereof: The devices and methods described herein relate to improved structures for removing obstructions from body lumens. Such devices have applicability in through-out the body, including clearing of blockages within the vasculature, by addressing the frictional resistance on the obstruction prior to attempting to translate and/or mobilize the obstruction within the... Agent: Lazarus Effect, Inc.
20130317598 - Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valves: 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: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130317599 - Micronized peptide coated stent: A coating for an implantable device such as a stent is provided including micronized peptides. A method of making the same is also provided.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130317600 - Drug eluting medical implant: Disclosed are self-expanding medical implants for placement within a lumen of a patient. The implants comprise a woven or non-woven structure having a substantially tubular configuration, and are designed to be low-profile such that they are deliverable with a small diameter catheter. The implants have a high recoverability and desired... Agent:
20130317601 - Medical device ameneable to fenestration: The present invention is directed to a device that permits a permanent aperture to be formed in a wall, or other partition, of an implantable medical device. The present invention maintains the continuity and fluid-retaining properties of the implantable medical device by providing a breachable barrier material fully covering an... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20130317602 - Apparatus and method for implanting collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves: Apparatus for delivering a prosthetic heart valve into a patient by means that are less invasive than conventional open-chest, open-heart surgery. The prosthetic valve may be collapsed while in a delivery device. When the valve reaches the desired implant site in the patient, the valve can be released from the... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc
20130317603 - Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region, and an anchoring... Agent: Foundry Newco Xii, Inc.
20130317604 - Polymer valve and pulsatile catheter-type ventricular assist device using same: A polymer valve and a ventricular assist device using the polymer valve are provided to allow blood to flow in a first direction but prevents blood from flowing backward in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The polymer valve comprises a base body having a hollow therethrough for... Agent: Libraheart Inc.
20130317605 - Injector for eye: To provide an injector for ophthalmology which can guide an implant easily to an transplant place without causing any damage to the implant when the implant is inserted into an eyeball. The injector for an eye used for inserting an implant into an eyeball comprises an outer tube, and an... Agent:
20130317607 - Accomodating intraocular composite lens and related methods: An implantable intraocular lens and methods of manufacturing them provide a target degree of optical accommodation. In various embodiments, the lens includes at least one internal optic, an outer shell for enclosing at least a portion of the internal optic, and a fluid at least partially filling the outer shell.... Agent:
20130317608 - Accommodating intraocular lenses and associated systems, frames, and methods: An intraocular lens for providing accommodative vision to a subject includes a frame disposed about an optical axis, a first optical element, a second optical element, and a connecting element operably coupling the frame to the optical elements. The frame comprises an anterior frame element and a posterior frame element.... Agent:
20130317606 - Apparatus for creating incisions to improve intraocular lens placement: A system and method for inserting an intraocular lens in a patient's eye includes a light source for generating a light beam, a scanner for deflecting the light beam to form an enclosed treatment pattern that includes a registration feature, and a delivery system for delivering the enclosed treatment pattern... Agent: Optimedica Corporation
20130317609 - Artificial eyes and manufacture thereof: s
20130317610 - Gel-simulating and modulating buttress prosthesis: An implantable mammary prosthesis includes an urchin buttress fill port structure. The fill port structure preferably comprises a shell, the shell including an opening, a compartment interior to the shell adapted to contain a filler. The urchin buttress is generally cup-shaped, and is disposed within the shell. The urchin buttress... Agent:
20130317611 - Use of a medical implant as adhesion barrier: The present invention relates to use of a medical implant as an adhesion barrier. The medical implant is a sheet material which comprises at least one layer of a non-woven fabric of fibres of a crosslinked gelatin material.... Agent: Gelita Ag
20130317612 - Continuous phase compositions for acl repair: An implantable interference screw for use in a soft tissue repair, the screw having a bioresorbable body comprising a plurality of interconnected pores, the body having an instrument interface in one end and a thread around an exterior of the body starting from distal end. The plurality of interconnected pores... Agent: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
20130317613 - Porous containment device and associated method for stabilization of vertebral compression fractures: A porous containment device for implanting into the interior volume of a targeted vertebral body for use in restoring the anatomy of the targeted vertebral body. The porous containment device is expandable from an insertion configuration to an expanded configuration via, for example, a bone filler material. The porous containment... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20130317614 - Method and implant device for grafting adjacent vertebral bodies: A methodology for grafting together adjacent bony structures is provided using an implant device having an endplate with an inner disc portion and outer ring portion spaced from the inner disc portion by a connecting wall disposed therebetween. An endplate interior surface includes a retaining structure for securing the endplate... Agent:
20130317616 - Insertion instrument for an intervertebral implant: In an insertion instrument for a three-piece intervertebral implant that includes an upper part that can be placed against a vertebra, a lower part that can be placed against the adjacent vertebra, and a pivot element that can be inserted between these two parts, the instrument having two arms, disposed... Agent:
20130317615 - Methods and apparatus for vertebral body distraction and fusion employing flexure members: Improved methods and apparatuses for vertebral body distraction and fusion in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention employ flexure members. Flexure members connect a plurality of structural members to end plates on one end and blocks on another end. Upon insertion into the disc space, a drive screw... Agent:
20130317618 - System for stabilizing a portion of the spine: A system for stabilizing a portion of the spine comprising an elongate plate attached to one or more vertebrae by a number of bone anchors, with the system including one or more features that provide visualization of an implant disposed within a vertebral space and/or the interface between the implant... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130317617 - Unilaterally placed expansile spinal prosthesis: An expandable spinal prosthesis is provided for insertion unilaterally into an annulotomy hole created laterally in a spinal disc between two abutting vertebrae. The prosthesis is composed of an elongated rod having first threading at one end and second threading at its other end. A first member is threaded on... Agent:
20130317620 - Systems and methods for tensioning ligaments and other soft tissues: Systems, methods and devices for tensioning posterior crucial ligaments during cruciate or bi-cruciate ligament-sparing arthroplasty. Non-limiting examples of such systems may include at least one series of tibial inserts of equal size; the at least one series of tibial inserts having at least one set of tibial inserts of equal... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20130317619 - Femoral extension prosthetic component and tibial shelf prosthetic component for unicondylar meniscal bearing knee prosthesis and prosthesis including such a component: A femoral extension prosthetic component for use in a unicondylar meniscal bearing unicompartmental knee replacement is described. The femoral component comprises a securing element and a bearing surface, the securing element adapted to abut and be connected to a distal end of a femur bone, and the bearing surface adapted... Agent: David Wycliffe Murray
20130317621 - Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link: A prosthetic knee joint assembly includes a femoral component and a bearing that supports articulation of the femoral component. The assembly further includes a tibial tray. Furthermore, the assembly includes a ligament link operably coupled to the tibial tray or the femoral component via a coupling component. The ligament link... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
20130317622 - Surgical method for grafting an artificial implant in a bladder and/or in a urethral or ureteral segment: A description is given of a method for implanting a prosthesis or artificial implant (100) to a bladder and/or to a urethral/ureteral segment in the surgical treatment of diseases of the bladder and/or of the urethra/ureters by removal of a diseased portion of bladder and/or of urethra/ureters, characterised in that... Agent:
20130317623 - Lightweight quadriaxial surgical mesh: A method for making a lightweight surgical mesh, having the steps of applying a first set of filaments in a first wale direction and forming a first series of loops at each of a plurality of courses. Applying a second set of filaments in the first wale direction and forming... Agent: Herniamesh S.r.l.
20130317624 - Placental tissue grafts and improved methods of preparing and using the same: Described herein are tissue grafts derived from the placenta. The grafts are composed of at least one layer of amnion tissue where the epithelium layer has been substantially removed in order to expose the basement layer to host cells. By removing the epithelium layer, cells from the host can more... Agent: Mimedx Group, Inc.
20130317625 - Tissue grafts and methods for determining the orientation of a tissue graft: A method for preparing placenta membrane tissue grafts for medical use, includes obtaining a placenta from a subject, cleaning the placenta, separating the chorion tissue from the amniotic membrane, mounting a selected layer of either the chorion tissue or the amniotic membrane onto a drying fixture, dehydrating the selected layer... Agent: Mimedx Group, Inc.
20130317626 - Apparatuses and methods for using energy harvesting for variable shock absorption in a prosthetic device: An apparatus for harvesting energy from motion of a prosthetic limb, wherein the prosthetic limb has motion in at least one degree of freedom, may include a piston configured to receive an input motion and provide an output motion when a first motion in a degree of freedom of the... Agent: Kcf Technologies, Inc.
20130317627 - Apparatuses and methods for harvesting energy from prosthetic limbs: An apparatus for harvesting energy from motion of a prosthetic limb, wherein the prosthetic limb has motion in at least one degree of freedom, may include a hydraulic amplifier mechanically coupled with a generator. The hydraulic amplifier may include an input member configured to receive an input motion when a... Agent: Kcf Technologies, Inc.
20130317628 - Self-aligning prosthesis with hydraulic actuators: A hydraulic device includes a first plate that pivots in a first direction, a second plate that pivots in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, a first hydraulic system comprising a first cylinder and piston, a second cylinder and piston and, channels connecting the first cylinder to the... Agent: Orthocare Innovations LLC11/21/2013 > 38 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.
20130310912 - Covalent modification of metal surfaces: The present invention provides modified metal surfaces, methods of preparing the same, and intermediates thereto. These materials are useful in a variety of applications including biomaterials.... Agent: Intezyne Technologies
20130310915 - Implantation system with handle and catheter and method of use thereof: A system for deploying an implantable medical device into a body lumen is disclosed. The system comprises a catheter having functional zones for stability, protection, flexibility, trackability and pushability. The system further comprises a device for deploying an implantable medical device with the catheter. A method for deploying an implantable... Agent: Quali-med Gmbh
20130310916 - Implantation system with handle and catheter and method of use thereof: A system for deploying an implantable medical device into a body lumen is disclosed. The system comprises a catheter having functional zones for stability, protection, flexibility, trackability and pushability. The system further comprises a device for deploying an implantable medical device with the catheter. A method for deploying an implantable... Agent: Quali-med Gmbh
20130310913 - Polymer scaffold with multi-pleated balloon: A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a balloon. The balloon is formed with between 6 and 15 pleats to provide a uniform expansion of the scaffold when the balloon is inflated. Also provided are methods for crimping a scaffold to a multi-pleated balloon and methods for making... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130310914 - Stent delivery system having a fibrous matrix covering with improved stent retention: Stent delivery system comprising a catheter shaft having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and an expandable member provided at the distal end portion of the shaft, the expandable member having a delivery condition and a deployed condition and formed at least in part from a matrix... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130310919 - Elephant trunk thoracic endograft and delivery system: A delivery system for delivering a device within a body lumen. The delivery system includes a self-expanding stent/graft composite prosthesis and a deployment device. The deployment device includes an outer sheath which overlies the graft, and a stent retaining means for maintaining the one end of the stent in a... Agent: Lifeshield Sciences LLC
20130310918 - Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device: An apparatus and method for delivering a prosthetic device through the vasculature of a patient includes a radially expandable member coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft. The expandable member has an open frame configuration and an outer mounting surface for mounting the prosthetic device in a collapsed... Agent:
20130310917 - System and method for assembling a folded percutaneous valve: The invention provides a multi-component (modular) percutaneous valve device that includes a valve module having valve leaflets and a valve frame. The valve frame includes one or more, for example two, ring members and a plurality of masts. Also provided is a valve frame having specially designed pivot points at... Agent:
20130310920 - Coil bioabsorbable bifurcation stent: A bioabsorbable, expandable coil bifurcation stent having a first, second, and third segment, in which the second and third segments are extensions of a coiled fiber in the first segment. Also disclosed is a three-segment expandable coil bifurcation stent in which the second and third segments extend from supporting fibers... Agent: Duning Incorporated
20130310921 - 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:
20130310922 - Vessel implant for the treatment of an aneurysm: A vessel implant for the treatment of an aneurysm, i.e. a dilatation of the cross-sectional area of a blood vessel, may include an elongate body having an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and a passage connecting the inlet opening to the outlet opening for the blood flowing through the blood... Agent: Berchtold Holding Gmbh
20130310925 - Balloon mitral spacer: A heart valve implant according to one embodiment may include a shaft and an anchor disposed on one end of the shaft, the anchor configured to engage tissue. The heart valve implant may further include an expandable member disposed over at least part of the shaft, the expandable member comprising... Agent: Cardiosolutions, Inc.
20130310926 - Low profile transcatheter heart valve: An implantable prosthetic valve, according to one embodiment, comprises a frame, a leaflet structure, and a skirt member. The frame can have a plurality of axial struts interconnected by a plurality of circumferential struts. The leaflet structure comprises a plurality of leaflets (e.g., three leaflets arrange to form a tricuspid... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130310923 - Percutaneous heart valve delivery systems: Embodiments described herein address the need for improved catheter devices for delivery, repositioning and/or percutaneous retrieval of the percutaneously implanted heart valves. One embodiment employs a plurality of spring-loaded arms releasably engaged with a stent frame for controlling expansion for valve deployment. Another embodiment employs a plurality of filaments passing... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20130310924 - Systems and methods for treating lumenal valves: The present embodiments relate to systems and methods for treating lumenal valves. Particularly, and in accordance with one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for partial or complete replacement of lumenal valves. An exemplary catheter in accordance with the disclosure includes an elongate body having a... Agent:
20130310927 - Implantable valve system: An implantable valve system comprises a flexible tube and a flexible valve structure. The flexible tube and flexible valve structure can be made of a synthetic polymer material. The flexible valve structure is disposed within the flexible tube. The flexible valve structure can comprises a first leaflet, a second leaflet,... Agent:
20130310928 - Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated systems and methods: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an expandable support having an outer surface and configured for placement between leaflets... Agent: Foundry Newco Xii, Inc.
20130310929 - Methods of conditioning sheet bioprosthetic tissue: Methods for the conditioning of bioprosthetic material employ bovine pericardial membrane. A laser directed at the fibrous surface of the membrane and moved relative thereto reduces the thickness of the membrane to a specific uniform thickness and smoothes the surface. The wavelength, power and pulse rate of the laser are... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130310930 - Ocular implant with double anchor mechanism: The invention relates generally to medical devices and methods for the treatment of ocular disorders. An ocular implant having an inlet portion with a first anchor and an outlet portion with a second anchor is provided. The first anchor is configured to be positioned adjacent eye tissue, for example, within... Agent: Glaukos Corporation
20130310931 - Modular intraocular lens designs and methods: A modular IOL system including intraocular primary and secondary components, which, when combined, form an intraocular optical correction device, wherein the secondary component is placed on the primary component within the perimeter of the capsulorhexis, thus avoiding the need to touch or otherwise manipulate the capsular bag. The secondary component... Agent:
20130310932 - Intraocular lens with accommodation: An intraocular lens (IOL) assembly for correcting myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism using the intraocular lens assembly are provided. In particular, the intraocular lens assembly comprises a lens extending along an optical axis between an anterior optical surface and a posterior optical surface. The IOL has a circumferential edge disposed about... Agent:
20130310933 - Retinal prosthesis system using nanowire light detector, and manufacturing method thereof: A retinal prosthesis system can comprise: a flexible substrate; a nanowire light detector which is placed on the substrate, and comprises one or more nanowires of which the resistance changes according to the applied light; one or more micro-electrodes which are placed on the substrate, are electrically connected to the... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation
20130310934 - Soft filled prosthesis shell with discrete fixation surfaces: A soft prosthetic implant shell, such as a silicone breast implant shell, that has discrete fixation surfaces thereon for tissue adhesion. The fixation surfaces may be provided on the posterior face of the shell, as well as either on the periphery or at discrete areas on the anterior face. Band-shaped... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130310935 - Stand-alone spinal cage: A spinal cage device for fusion of spinal vertebrae comprising a cage body having a cavity defined by upper, lower, and side walls; a piston selectively insertable into the cavity through a side wall, the piston having at least one angled surface; at least one channel extending through at least... Agent:
20130310936 - Bilaterally placed disc prosthesis for spinal implant and method of bilateral placement: A spinal prosthesis for insertion bilaterally into an annulotomy hole created laterally in a spinal disc between two abutting vertebrae that is composed of a first elongated member having first threading at one end and an end cap at its other end, a second elongated member having an end cap... Agent:
20130310938 - Corporectomy implant: This Implant (1) includes, in a known manner, two pieces (2, 3) that are telescopically mobile relative to one another and elements (4) for positioning one piece (3) in a particular position relative to the other piece (2), the two pieces (2, 3) being made from a polymer material. At... Agent: Medicrea International
20130310937 - Spinal implants for rotationally adjusting vertebrae: A spinal implant adapted to be positioned within a disc space between adjacent vertebrae includes a first intradiscal element, a second intradiscal element, and a coupling mechanism. The first and second intradiscal elements include respective first and second outer surfaces adapted to be positioned adjacent an endplate of respective first... Agent:
20130310943 - Cervical distraction/implant delivery device: Systems for distracting a facet joint and positioning a permanent implant in the joint are disclosed. The implants serve to retain a distracted position of the facet joint which is achieved with positioning of the leading end of a distraction tool in the facet joint and then distracting or enlarging... Agent: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
20130310942 - Devices and methods for minimally invasive spinal stabilization and instrumentation: Described herein are devices and methods for fusion of adjacent vertebral bones of a subject using distractor platforms for the exposure and resection of at least a portion of the facet joint, such as in performance of a TLIF procedure. In one embodiment, the distractor platform contains at least a... Agent:
20130310940 - Expandable osteosynthesis cage: An expandable osteosynthesis implant has branches (5) each connected at one end to a seat (7) which is pierced by an orifice (8), suitable for being slid from a posterior direction between the facing faces of two consecutive vertebrae in order to hold them a given distance apart and restore... Agent:
20130310941 - Expandable osteosynthesis cage: An expandable osteosynthesis implant has branches (5) each connected at one end to a seat (7) which is pierced by an orifice (8), suitable for being slid from a posterior direction between the facing faces of two consecutive vertebrae in order to hold them a given distance apart and restore... Agent:
20130310939 - Spine surgery method and implant: An implant has a first contact surface to contact a first vertebral body endplate and a second contact surface to contact a second vertebral body endplate adjacent the first vertebral body. The implant is deployable, when positioned within an intradiscal space between the first and second vertebral bodies, from a... Agent:
20130310944 - Knee joint prosthesis: A knee joint prosthesis which comprises a tibial component (4, 6) and a femoral component (2). The femoral component has condyles (14, 16) which act against the tibial component, directly or indirectly, during flexing of the knee. A cam (20) on the femoral component acts against a post (26) on... Agent: Depuy International, Ltd.
20130310945 - Acetabular screw hole plugs: An acetabular shell assembly according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a substrate and a screw hole plug. The substrate can have an inner surface, an outer surface, and a screw hole extending through the inner and outer surfaces and configured to receive a screw to fix the... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130310946 - Acetabular cup for an artificial hip joint and bearing, and acetabular cup assembly: An acetabular cup assembly for an artificial hip joint includes an acetabular cup including a seating recess, a female taper formed on an inner wall, protrusion recesses formed to communicate with the seating recess and insertion recesses each positioned inside a corresponding one of the protrusion recesses; and a bearing... Agent: Corentec Co., Ltd.
20130310947 - Femoral stem for hip prosthesis: “A femoral stem, particularly for a hip prosthesis, provided with a recess for the mating of a neck, the recess having a rough inner surface, the roughness being constituted by scoring lines adapted to allow optimum mating between the neck and the stem.”... Agent: Adler Ortho S.r.l.
20130310948 - Porous metal structures made from polymer preforms: The present disclosure relates to porous orthopedic implants made from polymer preforms and a method of manufacturing the same. A polymer material may be formed into a preform, such as by an injection molding process or an additive manufacturing process. In an exemplary embodiment, the overall shape and the porous... Agent: Zimmer Gmbh
20130310949 - Stair ascent and descent control for powered lower limb devices: Systems and methods of operating a lower limb device having at least a powered joint are provided. A method includes configuring the device to a first state in a finite state model for a current activity mode including a stair ascent mode or a stair descent mode. The method also... Agent: Vanderbilt University11/14/2013 > 57 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.
20130304180 - Catheter having dual balloon hydraulic actuator: Catheter comprising an inner tubular member defining a fluid lumen and inflation lumen therein. An exterior surface of the inner tubular member defines a fluid flow port in fluid communication with the fluid lumen and located along a region of the inner tubular member. Catheter further includes an outer member... Agent:
20130304179 - Catheter having hydraulic actuator: Catheter for delivery of a medical device such as a stent or filter includes an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member movable relative to the inner tubular member. The outer tubular member is disposed at the distal end of the inner tubular member. The inner tubular member includes... Agent:
20130304181 - Catheter having hydraulic actuator with tandem chambers: Catheter including an inner tubular member having a fluid lumen defined therein and an exterior surface. The exterior surface defining a first distal flow port and a second distal flow port. An outer tubular member is movable relative to the inner tubular member in a proximal direction and having an... Agent:
20130304182 - Flow regulation valve for controlling inflation rate of a balloon deploying a scaffold: An apparatus and method for controlling inflation pressure, pressurization rate, and volumetric flow rate of a balloon during deployment of a stent or scaffold is disclosed.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130304184 - Nickel-free stainless steel stent: A nickel-free stainless steel stent using a stainless steel which does not substantially contain Ni in the stainless steel, has a metal allergy onset-preventing effect, and is excellent in terms of precision workability, strength, and ductility, is provided. The nickel-free stainless steel stent is characterized by using a stainless steel... Agent:
20130304183 - Stent delivery system: To provide a stent delivery system that can limit/prevent drop-off or shifting of a stent from the balloon. A stent delivery system that is equipped with a main tube-shaped shaft, a balloon provided on the tip of the main shaft, and a stent fitted so as to encircle the balloon,... Agent:
20130304185 - Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting: A stent delivery system, a core assembly, and methods of operating the same are provided. The delivery system can comprise a catheter and the core assembly. The core assembly can comprise a constraining member, sleeve, a core member, and a stent extending along the core member. The tubular constraining member... Agent:
20130304187 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system is configured to include an outer tube and an inner tube, with a space between the inner and outer tubes. In the space between the outer tube and the inner tube, a cylindrical mesh reinforcing spacer is provided at a position that is on the base... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304189 - Stent delivery system: A stent delivery system includes a housing that houses a rotary roller, a support body in sliding contact with the outer surface of the rotary roller, and a resilient member composed of a coil spring acting on the support body. If, for any reason, it becomes difficult to axially move... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304188 - Stent graft: Some embodiments are directed to a deployment system for deploying a stent graft within a passageway, comprising a delivery catheter having an outer sheath, a proximal end, and a distal end, a stent having a first end and a second end, a graft having a first end and a second... Agent:
20130304186 - Stents and catheters having improved stent deployment: An implant delivery system and method comprises an implant, for example, a stent, and a delivery catheter. The stent has a scaffold with a coating or a shell that retains the scaffold in a collapsed configuration. The coating or shell is made of a material that dissolves or biodegrades upon... Agent:
20130304190 - Closure device: Described here are devices and methods for closing one or more vascular openings. The devices may include a stent graft comprising a stent framework and a graft material at least partially covering the stent framework. The stent framework may comprise one or more axial segments, and at least one of... Agent:
20130304191 - Stent for a bifurcated vessel: A stent for a bifurcated vessel comprises a stent body having two open ends, wherein at least one of the open ends of the stent body is a wedge structure, a second opaque marker is provided on the two ends of the slant long axis of the wedge structure, the... Agent:
20130304195 - Endoprosthesis having improved strain distribution: An endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen can be configured to inhibit structural fatigue, crack formation, and elastic recoil while providing improved crimping and expansion uniformity and radial strength. As such, the endoprosthesis can include at least one multi-stage crest element connecting adjacent bar arms. The multi-stage crest element... Agent:
20130304194 - Stent graft: A stent-graft including an inner stent having a wall structure including juxtaposed strut-patterns with interconnected struts and connectors connecting the strut-patterns is described. The wall structure of the inner stent has a predetermined length. An outer stent is coaxially arranged around the inner stent and has a wall structure including... Agent:
20130304193 - Transition matching stent: The bending flexibility profile of a stent closely matches the flexibilities of the stent delivery system on either side of the stent. In one embodiment, a stent has a longitudinal axis and at least one link attaching each ring to an adjacent ring. The links closest to the stent end... Agent:
20130304192 - Uniformly expandable stent: An intraluminal prosthesis includes a stent architecture having a series of stent elements repeating along a circumferential axis. One series of stent elements includes v-shaped stent elements having at least four different orientations, and V-shaped stent elements connecting adjacent v-shaped stent elements. One series of stent elements includes R-shaped stent... Agent:
20130304177 - Drug eluting medical implant: Disclosed are self-expanding medical implants for placement within a lumen of a patient. The implants comprise a woven or non-woven structure having a substantially tubular configuration, and are designed to be low-profile such that they are deliverable with a small diameter catheter. The implants have a high recoverability and desired... Agent:
20130304196 - Prosthetic venous valve having leaflets forming a scalloped commissure: A prosthetic venous valve includes a self-expanding tubular body defining a fluid passageway and a pair of opposing leaflets biased in a closed configuration in which free edges of the leaflets form a scalloped commissure. The free edges may be pre-formed and/or reinforced in order to ensure sealing with each... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
20130304178 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an implant, in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, having a body containing metallic material, preferably iron. For controlling the degradation of the implant the method includes the following steps: (a) providing a first part of the implant body; and (b) performing heat... Agent:
20130304197 - Cardiac valve modification device: In an aspect, there is a prosthetic valve modification device adapted for endovascular delivery to a cardiac valve. The valve includes first and second support elements each having a collapsed delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. There are at least two bridging members extending from the first support element to... Agent:
20130304198 - Left heart assist device and method: A device, a kit and a method is presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The mitral valve plane is assisted in a movement along the left ventricular long axis during each heart cycle. The very close relationship between the coronary sinus and the mitral valve... Agent: Synergio Ag
20130304200 - Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods: Devices and methods for implantation at a native mitral valve having a non-circular annulus and leaflets. One embodiment of the device includes a valve support having a first region configured to be attached to a prosthetic valve with a plurality of prosthetic leaflets and a second region. The device can... Agent: Foundry Newco Xii, Inc.
20130304199 - Reduced profile valve with locking elements: An apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve comprises an anchor having an outer surface and an inner surface. The anchor is expandable from a collapsed delivery configuration to a fully deployed configuration. A first locking element and a second locking element are attached to the inner surface of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130304201 - Apparatus and methods for repair of a cardiac valve: An annuloplasty ring for repairing a cardiac valve includes an expandable support member having oppositely disposed proximal and distal end portions and a main body portion between the end portions. The proximal end portion of the support member includes a plurality of wing members that extend from the main body... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130304202 - Accommodating intraocular lens with a compressible inner structure: An accommodating intraocular lens for providing a range of accommodative vision contains an optic and a haptic. The haptic includes a plurality of arms coupled to a compressible inner structure. The compressible inner structure of the haptic is configured to exert a compressive force on the optic in response to... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20130304204 - Accommodating intraocular lenses: An intraocular lens is disclosed, with an optic that changes shape in response to a deforming force exerted by the zonules of the eye. A haptic supports the optic around its equator and couples the optic to the capsular bag of the eye. Certain haptic features improve the accommodative performance... Agent:
20130304203 - Accommodative-disaccommodative intraocular lens: Embodiments of the invention relate to an intraocular lens system having a plurality of haptics for use with an optic. In general, the haptics are adapted to move independently in response to forces associated with a ciliary muscle and/or zonules of an eye when implanted. The optic may be releasably... Agent:
20130304205 - Intraocular lens cell migration inhibition system: Generally, an intraocular implant and methods for treating an ocular condition. In particular, an intraocular implant which implanted between an intraocular lens and the surface of the posterior capsule of the eye inhibits migration of residual lens epithelial cells after cataract surgery by providing structural barriers to reduce posterior capsule... Agent:
20130304206 - Intraocular device to restore natural capsular tension after cataract surgery: Provided herein are a devices, ophthalmic lens systems and methods for restoring natural tension and anatomy of a lens capsule post-surgically in an eye of a subject. The device generally comprises an inward tensioning ring-like structure having a shape configured to circumferentially fit within and be anchored to a post-surgical... Agent:
20130304207 - 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:
20130304208 - Active and passive devices for redistributing forces for the medial and lateral knee: Implant apparatus and methods directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint are disclosed. Full range of motion of the knee joint and tissue integrity are maintained in treatment approaches. In one particular approach, osteoarthritis of the knee joint is addressed by unloading one or more of the lateral and... Agent:
20130304209 - Biologic partial meniscus and method of preparation: Biologic partial menisci (biologic partial meniscal replacements/constructs) used to replace at least a part of a meniscus, and methods of forming such biologic partial menisci. Meniscal cartilage is employed to form a moldable allograft paste. A sterile mold that replicates a meniscus (for example, the medial or lateral meniscus) is... Agent:
20130304211 - Intervertebral medical implant: The invention relates to a spinal implant composed of a plurality of parallel plates. The deliberate introduction of contours in the plates allows for the creation of biomechanically advantageous functions and adjustment options. The elasticity of the anchoring elements enables the disclosed implant to be adjusted to the osseous endplates,... Agent: Aces Ingenieurgesellschaft Mbh
20130304210 - Total disc implant: A total disc implant (TDI) is provided for total replacement of a spinal disc or discs in a human patient or other mammal, wherein the TDI is designed to maintain a substantially full range of natural motion (ROM) following implantation. The TDI generally comprises, in one preferred form, upper and... Agent:
20130304214 - Laterally deflectable implant: A laterally deflectable asymmetric implant for implanting into a body may comprise a deflectable piece having distal and proximal ends and assuming a straightened insertion state. The backbone may abut or interconnect with said deflectable piece at the distal end of the deflectable piece. In a fully deflected state the... Agent:
20130304213 - Laterally expandable interbody fusion cage: An fusion cage having a longitudinal element and two planar bendable expansion arms slideably captured in a track on opposing sides, the expansion arms expandable from a pre-implantation position adjacent to the longitudinal element to a deployed position bounding an area around the longitudinal element in which bone graft material... Agent:
20130304212 - Nucleus pulposus spinal implant and method of using the same: An implant configured to completely replace degenerated or damaged nucleus pulposus in an intervertebral disc. The implant comprises a silicone elastomer shell that is implanted into a void within the annulus fibrosus created by at least partial removal of the nucleus pulposus therefrom. A colloidal suspension of platinum cured silicone-based... Agent:
20130304215 - Surgical positioning assembly and related systems and methods: Systems and methods for placing spinal implants within an intervertebral region. In some embodiments, a surgical positioning tool may be provided that allows for access to an implantation site to be gained along a first axis, and then allows a spinal implant to be repositioned from the first axis to... Agent: Us Spine, Inc.
20130304216 - Burr hole covers and methods for using same: A burr hole cover includes a cap or cap assembly and a retainer and is configured to be partially positioned within a burr hole formed in a patient. The retainer has a cap-receiving aperture; a plurality of grooves provided in the retainer and a plurality of cut-outs wherein each cut-out... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20130304217 - Cutting/bending tool for polymer implant: A first tool is configured to cut a polymer implant, and includes a handle, a cutting portion, and a bending portion. A second tool is configured to cut a polymer implant, and includes a handle, a first cutting portion, and a second cutting portion. The cutting portions contain a cutter... Agent:
20130304218 - Process of fabricating implants having internal features for graft retention and load transfer between implant and vertebrae: Processes of fabricating at least one graft contact surface and other surface topographies on an interbody spinal implant, such as a solid-body or composite implant. The graft contact surface as one or more of the internal surfaces of the implant includes at least one ridge or groove, for example, which... Agent:
20130304219 - Surface treatment of co-cr based alloys using plasma carburization: The present invention relates to a method of modifying a surface characteristic (e.g., wear resistance and/or corrosion resistance) of a cobalt-chromium based alloy article. The method comprises plasma treating the article at a temperature in the range of from 300° C. to 700° C. and at a pressure of from... Agent:
20130304220 - Prosthesis kit with finned sleeve: A modular prosthesis kit includes a sleeve. The sleeve has a central portion and a fin. At least part of the central portion includes a plurality of adjacent terraces. The fin includes a pair of tapered outer surfaces that are continuous, non-terraced and define a wedge-shape to stabilize the position... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.
20130304221 - Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and associated tools: A tibial augment for use with a knee joint prosthesis, composed of annular members of different stock sizes, each size being configured to fit within a cavity formed in a human tibia. The augment may include a stepped distal surface. A provisional (temporary) tibial augment used to ensure a proper... Agent:
20130304222 - Structure improvement of orthopaedic implant: A structure improvement of orthopaedic implant for connecting a distal femur and a proximal tibia, and a stem was implanted into the proximal tibia, inwhich formed to allow inter-engagement between the stem of the tibia and the structure improvement of orthopaedic implant. The structure improvement of orthopaedic implant includes a... Agent:
20130304223 - Interposition implants for the hand: An implant couples a first bone of a hand to a second bone of the hand. The implant includes a body that defines a median plane. The body also defines a first joint surface having a first central region that articulates with the first bone. The body further defines a... Agent:
20130304224 - Implant for fixation of first and second bones and method of fixing first and second bones using the implant: An implant for fixation of first and second bones having a body with first and second axially spaced ends and an outer surface at least nominally matched to a tapered surface around a receptacle formed by rotating a cutting element around an axis. As the body is advanced along the... Agent: Trimed, Inc.
20130304225 - Optimal contact mechanics for a tha: A prosthetic femoral component comprising: (a) a femoral shaft; (b) a femoral neck operatively coupled to the femoral shaft; and, (c) a femoral ball operatively coupled to the femoral shaft, where a neck axis extending longitudinally through the femoral neck is angled at no greater than thirty-five degrees with respect... Agent:
20130304228 - Bone joint prosthesis and method: A bone joint prosthesis can augment or replace a natural bone joint. The prosthesis can include a joint head portion and an elongated stem. The stem can include a proximal end coupled to the joint head portion and a distal end having a sharp edge. A stem body, including a... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130304227 - Method of forming local bonds to fasten a porous metal material to a substrate: An orthopaedic prosthesis is provided having a porous layer and a substrate. A method is also provided for fastening the porous layer to the substrate. The porous layer defines a plurality of through-holes therein to accommodate localized bonding of the porous layer to the substrate through each of the plurality... Agent: Zimmer, Inc.
20130304226 - Pyrocarbon coated bone implants: Methods for forming bone implants for the repair of the ends of bones at orthopedic joints, which implants have a Young's modulus close to that of human cortical bone. Substrates of dense isotropic graphite are coated overall with hard, microporous, isotropic pyrocarbon of specific character such that it can be... Agent: Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.
20130304229 - Bone regeneration using biodegradable polymeric nanocomposite materials and applications of the same: A structure of, and a method of producing, a biocompatible structure for bone and tissue regeneration are disclosed. The method includes dissolving a polyurethane polymer in methanol, adding hydroxyapatite (HAP) nanoparticles to form a uniformly distributed mixture, applying the mixture to a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) surface to form a polymer film,... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas
20130304230 - Bladder reconstruction: The invention is directed to methods and devices for the reconstruction, repair, augmentation or replacement of laminarily organized luminal organs or tissue structures in a patient in need of such treatment. The device comprises a biocompatible synthetic or natural polymeric matrix shaped to conform to at least a part of... Agent: Children's Medical Center Corporation
20130304231 - Anti-reflux devices and methods for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd): Devices, systems, and methods for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) include anti-reflux valves and retainers for securing them within the lumen of the esophagus, stomach, or a hiatal hernia. The retainers contain inflatable balloons, some of which may be enveloped by a flexible shell that is used to secure the... Agent: E2 LLC
20130304232 - Tubular structure and method for making the same: A tubular structure and method for making a tubular structure are provided, where the tubular structure includes at least one layer of braided strands. In general, at least one portion of the braided strands exhibits a braid pattern of crests and troughs (e.g., a wave pattern, which may include sinusoidal,... Agent:
20130304233 - Continuous digital light processing additive manufacturing of implants: A process for additive manufacturing of a resorbable implant to be implanted into a patient includes providing a biocompatible resin including a liquid light-polymerizable material that is resorbable after polymerization and an initiator. The process further includes actuating an additive manufacturing apparatus to expose an amount of the biocompatible resin... Agent: Envisiontec, Inc.Previous industry: Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application
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