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Mitral spacer

Intravascular cardiac restraining implants and methods for treating heart failure

Systems and methods for fusing a sacroiliac joint and anchoring an orthopedic appliance

Date/App# patent app List of recent Anchor-related patents
07/17/14
20140200662
 Anchoring elements for intracardiac devices patent thumbnailAnchoring elements for intracardiac devices
An intracardiac device comprising a ring-shaped body and one or more anchoring or stabilizing elements attached to said body, said elements being selected from the group consisting of levered anchoring arms, elongate anchoring arms, and lateral extension elements, wherein said device is able to move between two conformations, a collapsed conformation suitable for insertion into a delivery catheter, and an open conformation, suitable for implantation at a cardiac valve annulus.. .
07/17/14
20140200657
 Mitral spacer patent thumbnailMitral spacer
A heart valve implant may include a shaft and an anchor configured to be coupled to an end of the shaft. A spacer may be coupled to a portion of the shaft and comprise a plurality of individual segments including a first and at least a second individual segment.
07/17/14
20140200655
 Intravascular cardiac restraining implants and methods for treating heart failure patent thumbnailIntravascular cardiac restraining implants and methods for treating heart failure
Intravascular cardiac restraining implants designed for treatment of heart disease and heart failure and methods for their use. The disclosed implants can be used to reshape or reinforce a diseased, weakened or distended portion of a patient's heart to counteract heart disease and heart damage.
07/17/14
20140200618
 Systems and methods for fusing a sacroiliac joint and anchoring an orthopedic appliance patent thumbnailSystems and methods for fusing a sacroiliac joint and anchoring an orthopedic appliance
An orthopedic anchoring system for attaching a spinal stabilization system and concomitantly fusing a sacroiliac joint is disclosed that includes a delivery tool and an implant assembly for insertion into a joint space of a sacroiliac joint. The implant assembly may be secured using anchors inserted through bores within the implant body and into the underlying sacrum and/or ilium.
07/17/14
20140200617
 Posterior fixation system patent thumbnailPosterior fixation system
A posterior fixation system includes a saddle member, an anchoring member, an occipital plate, an occipital rod, and a cross-link connector. The anchoring member anchors the saddle member to bone.
07/17/14
20140200604
 Fistula treatment devices and methods patent thumbnailFistula treatment devices and methods
Disclosed herein are implantable fistula treatment devices and methods. In some embodiments, a distal anchor for an implantable fistula treatment device may comprise a suture and multiple foldable members including at least a distal-most foldable member and a proximal-most foldable member.
07/17/14
20140200550
 Two-piece transseptal cannula, delivery system, and method of delivery patent thumbnailTwo-piece transseptal cannula, delivery system, and method of delivery
A cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula body having a proximal end and a distal end with a receiving portion, and a transseptal tip having a distal end and a proximal end with an engaging portion.
07/17/14
20140200453
 Instrument including a movement sensor for determining the position of an anchoring mechanism. patent thumbnailInstrument including a movement sensor for determining the position of an anchoring mechanism.
An instrument defining instruments proximal and distal ends and positionable with respect to a body valve in the body of a living subject for implanting anchors into living tissue at a predetermined location relative to the body valve. The instrument includes a body.
07/17/14
20140200396
 Minimally invasive breast lift method with a superior tissue support and an inferior anchor patent thumbnailMinimally invasive breast lift method with a superior tissue support and an inferior anchor
Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported.
07/17/14
20140200392
 Trans-urethral sling delivery device patent thumbnailTrans-urethral sling delivery device
Technologies are generally provided for a trans-urethral sling delivery device for deploying a sub-urethral sling to support a urethra to treat urinary incontinence. A trocar and a delivery tube may be advanced through the urethra, and the trocar may puncture a hole in the urethral wall.
07/17/14
20140200145
Method of metabolic evolution
The invention relates to a method for metabolic evolution of a variant of a natural small aromatic molecule product of a metabolic pathway, by somatic in vivo assembly and recombination of said metabolic pathway employing a gene mosaic of at least one gene a, which comprises a) in a single step procedure (i) transforming a cell with at least one gene a having a sequence homology of less than 99.5% to another gene to be recombined that is an integral part of the cell genome or presented in the framework of a genetic construct, (ii) recombining said genes, (iii) generating a gene mosaic of the genes at an integration site of a target genome, wherein said at least one gene a has a single flanking target sequence either at the 5′ end or 3′ end anchoring to the 5′ or 3′ end of said integration site, (iv) recombining eventual further genes of said metabolic pathway, and b) selecting clones comprising said gene mosaic and said eventual further genes capable of expressing said variant, methods of preparing a library of cells producing variants of natural small aromatic molecule products of a metabolic pathway, the libraries so produced and used to prepare said variants.. .
07/17/14
20140199885
Controlled-impedence cable termination using compliant interconnect elements
An apparatus for terminating a controlled-impedance cable using compliant electrical contacts to provide an interface to another device. The terminator includes a conductive ground block for securing the cable by its ground shield and providing a common ground.
07/17/14
20140199656
Dental retention systems
Dental retention systems which facilitate the adjustment or removal of an oral appliance, e.g., a crown or bridge, from a reconfigurable abutment assembly are described. The adjustable abutment assembly may be secured to an anchoring implant bored into the bones within the mouth.
07/17/14
20140199422
Composite carrier frame for plastic injection molding
Methods and devices for forming a composite carrier frame assembly used in an injection molding process are described. Methods and devices described herein are well suited for insert molding multiple small pieces into a single injection molded part.
07/17/14
20140199134
Sta-put / hurricane nail
The sta-put/hurricane nail has longitudinal anchoring feature located at the driving point of the nail and/or along the shaft. The longitudinal anchor barbs (hook like barb) actively engage the wood (substrate) material when driven through to provide a superior mechanical bond between two or more pieces of wood material than conventional nails.
07/17/14
20140199132
Wall mounted toggle hook
A convertible anchor comprises a fixture for holding an article to a friable wall and an anchoring mechanism extending from the fixture and adapted when rotated to engagingly extend into the wall for securing the fixture thereto. The fixture is selectively separable via frangible connection elements from the anchoring mechanism for allowing the fixture to be used alone with an appropriate fastener suitable for installing the fixture to a rigid structure, such as wooden components.
07/17/14
20140199123
Hydrofission barrier
A barrier system and a method for dissipating energy in a body of fluid provides one or more barrier units each having an outer wall that defines a hollow inner chamber. Each barrier unit has a lower aperture and an upper aperture so fluid can flow in and out of the hollow inner chamber.
07/17/14
20140198767
Systems and methods for mobility optimization in a heterogeneous network
Methods, systems, and devices for mobility optimization in a heterogeneous network are disclosed herein. A base station includes an anchor module, a context information module, and a transmission point module.
07/17/14
20140198626
Piezoelectric motor, liquid ejecting apparatus, and clock
A piezoelectric motor includes a piezoelectric element having a piezoelectric layer, and a first and a second electrodes, the first electrode provided on one surface side of the piezoelectric layer, and the second electrode provided on the other surface side of the piezoelectric layer; a piezoelectric actuator having a vibrating member anchored to the first electrode of the piezoelectric element; and a rotational shaft with which the vibrating member makes contact and is rotated thereby. The piezoelectric layer includes a vertical vibration excitation region, provided toward the center of the piezoelectric layer in the widthwise direction, that elicits vertical vibrations, and two groups of bending vibration excitation regions, one group disposed on either side of the vertical vibration excitation region so that two opposing diagonal pairs are formed; and the polarization direction of the vertical vibration excitation region and one of the groups of the bending vibration excitation regions in the piezoelectric layer is inverted relative to the other group of the bending vibration excitation regions..
07/17/14
20140197573
Concrete forming systems and methods
Systems and methods for constructing concrete foundations are provided which allow for rapid and high-precision placement and alignment of anchor bolts across large distances. A frame system is constructed outside of an excavation and then suspended, using supports, over an excavation.
07/17/14
20140197217
Mounting device for aircraft supply systems
A mounting device for aircraft supply systems comprises a cross member and at least one support module including a body having a shape complementary to that of a cross member. The body includes a structure for securing an aircraft supply system, an opening, and a pin, wherein the opening forms a guide that is able to receive a portion of the pin.
07/17/14
20140197174
Molded reservoir support structure coupling
A molded reservoir support structure coupling may include an anchor and a support structure. The anchor may have one or more first flange(s) projecting generally laterally from a side wall of the anchor.
07/17/14
20140196946
Module for a braking system, such as a coil box module comprising a housing and a connector
The present invention relates to a braking system module, such as a coilbox, comprising a housing and a connector. The connector includes a connector body and contact elements defining a connection interface for electrically connecting the braking module with a plug connector.
07/17/14
20140196928
Wiring distribution system and apparatus
A system and apparatus for the distribution of wiring is provided. The present invention includes an anchor that may be attached to a wall, ceiling or floor.
07/17/14
20140196913
Bridge plug tool
A bridge plug tool for use in a well, comprising: a tool body; a mandrel (3) extending through the tool body; a setting sleeve (2) positioned on the tool body; a packer module (4,5,6) located below the setting sleeve, the packer module having an expanded position in which its outer surface is expanded radially with respect to the tool body and a contracted position in which its outer surface is substantially the same as that of the tool body; and an anchor module (9,10,11) located below the packer module, the anchoring module comprising anchor elements moveable between an expanded position in which the anchor elements extend radially from the tool body and a contracted position in which the anchor elements are substantially aligned with the surface of the tool body; wherein the mandrel extends through the sleeve, packer module and anchor module; the mandrel and setting sleeve are relatively moveable between an axially extended position and an axially contracted position; and wherein the mandrel and setting sleeve engage the anchor module and packer module such that relative movement of the mandrel and setting sleeve between the axially extended and axially contracted positions correspondingly moves the anchor module and packer module between the respective contracted and expanded positions. The use of the sleeve and mandrel arrangement allows setting and release mechanisms to be protected from the external environment of the tool..
07/17/14
20140196890
Liner hanger/packer apparatus with pressure balance feature on anchor slips to facilitate removal
A liner hanger/packer apparatus operates by sequential expansion of a slip ring and then a sealing element. The hanger slips are set by pressure on a seated ball actuating anchor slips to grip followed by a stroker assembly and a swage making a first movement.
07/17/14
20140196889
Downhole anchoring systems and methods of using same
Anchoring systems for disposition in wellbores and tubular devices comprise a tubular member defined by two or more radially expandable slip members. The upper ends of the slip members are shaped such that when the slip members are in their respective run-in positions and in their respective set positions, a portion of an upper end of one slip member overlaps a portion of an upper end of another slip member so that the longitudinal space between each slip member that is created when the slip members are in their set position are blocked by the upper end of at least one of the slip members.
07/17/14
20140196634
Transport unit and method for manufacturing of the same
A transport unit comprising a load carrier (9) and a load (18) supported by said load carrier (9) and comprising a coil (1) of a web (3) being wound on a reel (4). A load securing member (25) extends inside the reel (4) and between the load carrier (9) and an anchoring device (24) arranged on a top surface (20) of the load (18) such that the load (18) is secured to the load carrier (9).
07/17/14
20140196397
Insulated building block and wall structure
An innovative masonry block, such as a cmu, has a core of insulative material with masonry cladding, such as concrete, on lateral sides, and anchor elements, such as rigid bar members, may extend from the core to hold the cladding to the core. The core may also include a drain aperture extending from top to bottom, as well as a sloped top surface that serves to direct water to the drain.
07/17/14
20140196382
Support post structure
A support post structure includes: a ground plate mounted on a support post anchor driven into the ground or a concrete base; a support post; a universal joint for tiltably supporting a lower end of the post; a lower support plate placed on an upper end of the post; a spring; an upper support plate; a bolt inserted through the lower support plate, the spring, and the upper support plate; a nut threaded into the bolt; and a rope hanging between a mooring part of the bolt and a predetermined position near the lower end of the post. The support post is brought to a standing state when the rope is tightened by the nut and is tiltable in all directions when a guard fence receives a falling rock or the like, autonomously restoring to the initial standing state when the rock is removed..
07/17/14
20140196209
Camping hammock
A hammock formed by suspending a substantially rectilinear section of material by two diagonally-opposed corners to two respective anchor points. Preferably, the other two diagonally-opposed corners of the substantially rectilinear section of material are anchored to respective anchor points below the two suspension anchor points.
07/10/14
20140195762
Safety for volume operations
A system and method for maintaining the safety of volume operations. A storage controller receives a request to delete a first volume.
07/10/14
20140194989
Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants
An implant for repairing a joint between a first bone and a second bone includes a first section constructed of a substantially rigid material and a graft constructed of soft tissue having a first end and a second end. The first section has a first end surface configured for positioning against the first bone.
07/10/14
20140194988
Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants
An implant for repairing a joint between a first bone and a second bone includes a first section constructed of a substantially rigid material and a graft constructed of soft tissue having a first end and a second end. The first section has a first end surface configured for positioning against the first bone.
07/10/14
20140194976
Devices and methods for heart valve repair
Devices and methods provide enhanced treatment of a cardiac valve annulus. Methods generally involve contacting an anchor delivery device with the valve annulus and releasing a plurality of coupled anchors from the anchor delivery device to secure the anchors to the annulus.
07/10/14
20140194967
Device and method for tacking plaque to blood vessel wall
A tack device for holding plaque against blood vessel walls in treating atherosclerotic occlusive disease can be formed as a thin, annular band of durable, flexible material. The tack device may also have a plurality of barbs or anchoring points on its outer annular periphery.
07/10/14
20140194933
Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants
An implant for repairing a joint between a first bone and a second bone includes a first section constructed of a substantially rigid material and a graft constructed of soft tissue having a first end and a second end. The first section has a first end surface configured for positioning against the first bone.
07/10/14
20140194930
Interspinous process implant having deployable anchor blades
An interspinous process implant is disclosed that includes a body defining a longitudinal axis, an interior cavity and opposed proximal and distal end portions, a pair of anchor wings operatively associated with the distal end portion of the body and mounted for pivotal movement relative to the longitudinal axis of the body between a first position housed within the interior cavity of the body and a second position extending radially outwardly from the body, an anchor collar operatively associated with the proximal portion of the body and mounted for axial movement relative to the longitudinal axis of the body between a first position spaced apart from the anchor wings and a second position approximated with the anchor wings, a pair of anchor blades operatively associated with the anchor collar and mounted for movement between a first position housed at least partially within the interior cavity of the body and a second position extending radially outwardly from the anchor collar.. .
07/10/14
20140194927
Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
A method for coupling soft tissue to bone including: positioning a first anchor in a first bone bore, the first anchor having a first self-locking adjustable suture construct including a first adjustable loop, a second adjustable loop, and a pair of first ends; positioning a second anchor in a second bone bore, the second anchor having a second self-locking adjustable suture construct including a third adjustable loop, a fourth adjustable loop, and a second end; positioning the first adjustable loop relative to the soft tissue; positioning the second adjustable loop about the third adjustable loop; and tensioning the pair of first ends and the second end to pull the first adjustable loop against the soft tissue, couple the second adjustable loop to the third adjustable loop, pull the second adjustable loop against the soft tissue, and pull the third adjustable loop against the soft tissue.. .
07/10/14
20140194814
Catheter deflection anchor
A system and method for anchoring a round catheter pull wire within the distal end of a catheter. A steering deflection mechanism includes a pull ring having a plurality of apertures and one or more receiving slots.
07/10/14
20140194813
Unidirectional catheter control handle with tensioning control
A catheter includes a tip electrode with a shell and a support member to provide a plenum chamber. The plug is formed with a u-shaped passage for a safety line to wrap around and secure the support member (with the shell affixed thereto) to the catheter.
07/10/14
20140194806
External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses
Components may be used separately or in combination to create anchoring systems for intra-luminal implants for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Various systems include an external component adapted for deployment around a portion of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., the duodenum) and an internal component adapted for implantation within the gastrointestinal tract.
07/10/14
20140194805
Anti-obesity devices
Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the pyloric portion of the gastrointestinal system and extends beyond the ligament of treitz.
07/10/14
20140194697
Distraction and retraction assembly
An assembly allowing retraction of soft tissue away from a reference plane; the assembly including at least one retracting element each having a distal end with a formation allowing anchorage of the at least one retracting element. The assembly also includes a proximal end of the at least one retracting element capable of movement through at least one degree of freedom relative to the anchorage..
07/10/14
20140194675
Method of treating incontinence
An implant for use in the treatment of urinary incontinence includes a suburethral support and an anchor portion extending from the support portion. The support portion is operatively positionable at or distal to the bulbar urethral complex and the anchor portion is operatively extensible through the obturator foramen..
07/10/14
20140193130
Fan-out subassembly
A fan-out subassembly includes furcation modules mounted to a furcation module holder, which is adapted to be connected to a main component. The furcation module holder includes a cable anchoring location.
07/10/14
20140192775
Methods and apparatus for inter-enb carrier aggregation
A method and apparatus for connecting to a secondary enhanced nodeb. A transceiver configured to receive a radio resource control (rrc) message from a master enhanced nodeb (menb).
07/10/14
20140192060
Controlling movable layer shape for electromechanical systems devices
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for controlling launch effects of movable layers in electromechanical systems (ems) devices. First and second ems devices with first and second step creating layers are positioned over a substrate and spaced, by different gaps, from the movable layers of the ems devices.
07/10/14
20140190731
Quickly-mounted capacitor
A quickly-mounted capacitor consists of a capacitor (1) and a plug piece (10). The quickly-mounted capacitor is characterized in that a fixation mounting rod (22) or a screw (21) is extended from a lower end of a housing of the capacitor (1); the plug piece (10) comprises an insulating sheet (11) arranged in an upper portion, and a lower portion of the insulting sheet (11) is connected to an upper end of a connection part (13); a lower end of the connecting part (13) is connected to a plastic elastic card (12) to form a plastic anchor-shaped elastic card.
07/10/14
20140190570
Vessel closures and methods for using and manufacturing same
Vessel closures having a variety of inserts for aseptically sealing vessels. The vessel closures have a body with one or more apertures, one or more inserts extending axially through the one or more apertures, and a cast seal surrounding the inserts.
07/10/14
20140190556
Solar array system for covering a body of water
Systems and methods for supporting a solar panel array are disclosed, with embodiments specifically directed to spanning bodies of water such as aqueducts, canals, or other waterways. Cable truss assemblies are used to support panel receivers and solar panels mounted over the panel receivers.
07/10/14
20140190207
Adapter for ornamental accessory
An accessory adapter for mounting an ornamental piece with two opposing edges. The adapter has a body with two spaced members forming a cavity therebetween for receiving one of the edges.
07/10/14
20140190094
Method and apparatus for insulating panels
An insulation structure attached to a wall having a multitude of anchors projecting from the wall to support the insulation structure includes a permanent refractory layer adjacent the wall and a restorable refractory layer adjacent the permanent refractory layer. An anchor supports the refractory material and includes a first stud and a second stud.
07/10/14
20140190093
Methods and apparatuses of supporting and bracing a pole
An apparatus comprising: a pole erected relative to a ground surface and defining a pole axis; a first anchor drive rod connected to the pole and extended, parallel to the pole axis, from the pole to below the ground surface; and a second anchor drive rod connected to the pole and extended, at a non zero angle to the pole axis, from the pole to below the ground surface. Methods of bracing and supporting the pole are also discussed..
07/10/14
20140190090
Interlocking shape for use in construction members
Interlocking support posts form an interlocking rack system which may have a single mold which provides both a male and a female joinder member. Between the support posts can be mounted panels such as solar panels.
07/10/14
20140190089
Truss based display system
A display unit comprising a plurality of vertical truss members anchored to a floor surface; a plurality of horizontal rails attached to the vertical truss members thereby forming a frame; a horizontal track anchored to a floor surface in front of the vertical truss members; a plurality of cantilever supports attached across the top of the frame, the cantilever supports each having a front portion providing an upper frame and lower frame; a plurality of upper rectangular panels mounted in a first row adjacent one another in the upper frames; a plurality of lower rectangular panels mounted in the lower frames adjacent one another a second row below the first row; first and second side panels anchored to the floor track and to a plurality of the horizontal rails; a plurality of cabinets located adjacent one another between the first and second side panels and anchored to the floor track and at least one of said horizontal rails; and a plurality of display panels disposed between the top surfaces of the cabinets and the lower edges of the lower rectangular panels.. .
07/10/14
20140190076
Vegetation growth bag and method of use
A vegetation growth bag comprising a casing, where the casing is made from a biodegradable material; a mixture of organic matter within the casing; where the mixture of organic matter includes a plurality of plant seeds, where as the plant seeds grow they erupt through the casing; and a pair of closures at each end of the casing; where the pair of closures prevent the mixture of organic matter from spilling from the casing. During use the vegetation growth bags are arranged along a barren land area, and left to allow rain and sunlight to promote growth of the seeds within the casing.
07/10/14
20140190016
Foldable-storable pole saw
A pole saw includes a long handle with end adapter, a blade-carrying component pivoted to the end adapter for movement between an extended use position and a handle-adjacent storage position, and a saw blade fixed to the blade-carrying component. The end adapter and holding component are cast aluminum for strength and light weight, and are pivoted together about an offset axis so that the blade and blade-carrying component are positioned adjacent the handle in a partially protected position when collapsed for storage.
07/10/14
20140189999
Work holding devices
A work holding device that secures a workpiece includes a first support column, a second support column, and a plurality of part fixturing anchors. The first support column and the second support column are coupled to one another forming a longitudinal loading envelope having a width-wise dimension, a height-wise dimension, and a length-wise dimension.
07/10/14
20140189987
Bar-type brassiere fastener
A fastener for interconnecting two garment straps has a male part having an elongated base anchored to one of the straps, a web projecting transversely from the base, and a bar fixed to the web at a spacing from the base and having a pair of ends. A female part has a back panel secured to the other of the straps and a front panel.
07/10/14
20140189983
Golf glove magnetic attachment adaptor
A golf glove magnetic attachment adaptor has a magnetic body and a male snap stud. The magnetic body includes a magnet and a magnet casing; the magnet casing having an end wall, a lateral wall, and an end cap.
07/03/14
20140189858
Generation method and device for generating anonymous dataset, and method and device for risk evaluation
An anonymous dataset generation method comprises following steps. A critical attribute set and a quasi-identifier (qid) set are acquired, and one of the critical attribute and the quasi-identifier is set as an anchor attribute.
07/03/14
20140188475
Fast out-of-vocabulary search in automatic speech recognition systems
A method including: receiving, on a computer system, a text search query, the query including one or more query words; generating, on the computer system, for each query word in the query, one or more anchor segments within a plurality of speech recognition processed audio files, the one or more anchor segments identifying possible locations containing the query word; post-processing, on the computer system, the one or more anchor segments, the post-processing including: expanding the one or more anchor segments; sorting the one or more anchor segments; and merging overlapping ones of the one or more anchor segments; and searching, on the computer system, the post-processed one or more anchor segments for instances of at least one of the one or more query words using a constrained grammar.. .
07/03/14
20140188248
Cation exchange ureteral stent
An endoluminal prosthesis for placing in a body passage of a patient, includes a ureteral stent, the ureteral stent having a generally tubular housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen longitudinally disposed therethrough, with cation-exchange resin beads disposed within the tubular housing, and at least one anchoring mechanism disposed on a distal end of the tubular housing, where at least one retention screen is disposed within the lumen of the ureteral stent configured to retain the plurality of beads.. .
07/03/14
20140188247
Hollow fiber ureteral stent
An endoluminal prosthesis for placing in a body passage of a patient, includes a ureteral stent, the ureteral stent comprising a generally tubular housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen longitudinally disposed therethrough, at least one hollow fiber tubule disposed within the tubular housing, and at least one anchoring mechanism disposed on a distal end of the tubular housing.. .
07/03/14
20140188223
Reinforcement implant for lamina with a cantilever bridge part
A reinforcement implant comprises a cantilever part for spanning a resected area of a lamina and an anchoring part at opposite ends of the cantilever part. The first anchoring part has a pressure surface for bearing on the spinous process of the vertebra, and the second anchoring part has a transverse thrust surface for bearing on an outer face of the lamina.
07/03/14
20140188182
Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra
A method for manipulating a vertebra includes connecting a first bone anchor to a first vertebra, connecting a second bone anchor to a second bone anchor, positioning a spinal rod in a receiving member of the first bone anchor and in a receiving member of the second bone anchor, connecting a first instrument to the receiving member of the first bone anchor, and manipulating the first instrument to rotate first bone anchor and the first vertebra relative to the second vertebra.. .
07/03/14
20140188180
Dynamic bone anchor
A dynamic bone anchor is provided comprising a longitudinal core member (2, 2′, 2″, 2′″) having a first end (21) and a second end (22) and a longitudinal axis (l) extending through the first end and the second end; at least one tubular segment (3, 3′, 3″) provided on the core member, the tubular segment having an outer bone engagement structure (31); wherein in a first configuration the at least one tubular segment is movable on the core member along the longitudinal axis; and wherein in an optional second configuration, the at least one tubular segment is fixed relative to the core member. Two or more tubular segments may be provided..
07/03/14
20140188176
Method for stabilizing the spine
Spine stabilization systems and integrated rods are disclosed. One spine stabilization system disclosed has at least four bone anchors and a stabilization member attached to the bone anchors.
07/03/14
20140188174
Anchoring member suitable for use in a polyaxial bone anchoring device and polyaxial bone anchoring device with an enlarged pivot angle to one side
Wherein the bone anchoring section (2) has a contour in a circumferential direction adjacent to the neck portion and wherein the neck portion is at least partially recessed with respect to the contour of the bone anchoring section at one side and extends beyond the contour of the bone anchoring section at an opposite side from the central axis.. .
07/03/14
20140188167
Methods for anchoring suture to bone
Methods and devices are provided for anchoring suture to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a cannulated suture anchor is provided and it includes a suture-engaging member formed therein and configured to receive a suture therearound such that trailing ends of the suture can extend through the suture anchor.
07/03/14
20140188166
Bone anchor apparatus and method
A device and method is provided for a new and improved device for attaching tendon to bone wherein the intramedullary bone anchor, comprising a top section, a bottom section, a center section, a first end having a top inner portion and a top outer portion, a second end having a top inner portion and a top outer portion, and at least two holes extending from the top section through the bottom section, wherein the first end and second end are tapered and have seating geometry. The bone anchor is generally crescent-shaped or cylindrical..
07/03/14
20140188165
Multi-piece anchor inserter
Various devices, systems, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a two-piece inserter tool is provided that includes a tip portion that is configured to be removably coupled to a handle portion.
07/03/14
20140188160
Circumferentially located suture release mechanism for vascular closure device
A tissue puncture closure device includes an anchor, a sealing plug, a filament, a compaction member assembly, a spool, a stop feature, a driving plate, and a release member. The filament attaches the sealing plug to the anchor.
07/03/14
20140188157
Medical devices having fixation anchor
A medical device including a medical device body that includes a first support structure, the medical device further comprising a first fixation anchor that includes a first anchor body extending between a first end and an opposing second end, and a hook portion extending from the first end, wherein the first anchor body engages the first support structure, and wherein the first fixation anchor is fabricated separate and apart from the medical device body. A method of making a medical device is disclosed..
07/03/14
20140188153
Occlusion balloon
A delivery system for an occlusion balloon includes a delivery catheter and a balloon releasably detached thereto. The balloon can include a base portion that is threaded onto the end of the delivery catheter.
07/03/14
20140188078
Catheter securement device
A securement system (100) includes a device which permits a portion of a catheter or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suture. A securement system for an elongated medical article comprises an anchor pad (110) and a retainer (120) mounted upon the anchor pad.
07/03/14
20140188070
Advanced functional biocompatible foam used as a hemostatic agent for compressible and non-compressible acute wounds
A sprayable polymeric foam hemostat for both compressible and non-compressible (intracavitary) acute wounds is disclosed. The foam comprises hydrophobically-modified polymers, such as hm-chitosan, or other amphiphilic polymers that anchor themselves within the membrane of cells in the vicinity of the wound.
07/03/14
20140188049
Anchoring screw device
A mechanical device for anchoring hollow tube-like structures in the human body, such as blood vessels and ureters. It facilitates positioning needles or catheters in blood vessels and it prevents those from dropping out of the vessel or from “wandering off” in the vessel.
07/03/14
20140188022
Traction hip brace
A traction hip brace which provides a traction force to the femur, pulling it out and away from the acetabulum. A knee brace element secures around the lower thigh and below the knee at the upper shin using two shells with adjustable straps.


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