|| List of recent Anchor-related patents
| 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 to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion transverse to the longitudinal dimension between the first portion and the second portion.
| 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.
| 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 ventricle, in an orifice opening to the right atrium, or anchored to the tricuspid valve.
| Multizone epicardial pacing lead|
A multizone epicardial pacing lead (10) having a lead body (12) with a proximal connector (14) for coupling to a generator of an active implantable medical device and, distally, an anchor to an epicardium wall and an active part comprising a plurality of stimulation electrodes, coming into contact with, or penetrating, the epicardium wall. This active part comprises a distributor housing (16) and a network of flexible microcables (18) radiating from the housing.
| Distal interphalangeal fusion method and device|
A system, including methods, apparatus and kits for connecting bones and/or bone portions using a multi-part bone connector with one or more rotating joints is disclosed. A flexible bone fusion apparatus is provided having an anchor and a compressor, each of which engages with a coupler to provide axial and/or linear rotation of the apparatus.
| Bone anchors, kits, and methods for securing portions of bone|
Embodiments of apparatuses, kits, and methods for securing portions of bone (e.g., for an osteotomy).. .
| Knotless suture anchor|
A suture anchor comprises a shell and an anchor member. The shell comprises a body having a distal end, a proximal end and sidewalls therebetween defining an axial cannulation therethrough.
| Suture anchor reload|
A suture anchor reload assembly for loading a suture anchor on an inserter. The assembly includes a first surface of the assembly, a second surface of the assembly, and a suture anchor holder.
| Tissue puncture closure device|
The present disclosure relates generally to methods and devices for closing and/or sealing an opening in a vessel wall and/or an adjacent tissue tract. In one illustrative embodiment, a device is provided for delivering and deploying an anchor, plug, filament, and locking element adjacent to the opening in the vessel wall and/or tissue tract..
| Methods and devices for anchoring a graft to bone|
Methods and devices are provided for anchoring graft to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a bone cavity is created in bone, a graft is partially advanced into the bone cavity, and a hardenable filler material is inserted into the cavity.
| Bone fastener and method of manufacturing the same|
A bone fastener for use in orthopaedic surgery for anchoring an intramedullary nail to bone has a shaft with a front region and a rear region adjacent to the front region. The rear region has one or more explantation grooves helically arranged for facilitating the explantation of the bone fastener.
| Joint arthrodesis and arthroplasty|
An implantable fixation system for fusing a joint between a first bone and a second bone. The system may include an intramedullary nail and an anchor.
| Adjustable length orthopedic device|
An adjustable length orthopedic device and system. According to one embodiment, the adjustable length orthopedic device or system comprises an elongated shaft with a longitudinal axis, and an adjustable portion extending from a proximal end of the elongated shaft along the longitudinal axis.
| Locomotion device for endoscopic applications and related methods|
A locomotion device and related methods for navigation into an intracorporeal cavity such as a gastrointestinal tract are described. The locomotion device is based upon rotating pinching organs, associated actuators, and transmission systems wherein the rotating pinching organs are placed side by side and rotate in an opposite direction in order to draw and retain a tissue portion and establish an anchoring point of the locomotion device onto the substratum..
| Pelvic floor repair system|
Systems, method, and devices related to surgically implantable supportive slings are presented herein. More specifically, in various embodiments, the systems, devices and methods relate to a surgically implantable supportive sling adapted to anchor in patient tissue..
| Removably mounted exercise station|
A removably mounted exercise station includes an elongated anchoring member disposed on a first surface of an external stationary object, such as a door. The anchoring member has a plurality of apertures and rails formed between the apertures.
| Weight apparatus including weight adjustment arrangement|
A weight apparatus includes a bar including a handle, an anchorage rotatably mounted to an end of the handle, the handle and the anchorage having an axially extending opening, a pinion gear rotatably mounted in the axially extending opening, a rod slidably disposed inside the axially extending opening and having a rack arranged to be moved axially relative to the axially extending opening upon rotation of the pinion gear, and a gear drive arrangement for rotating the pinion gear upon rotation of the handle relative to the anchorage.. .
| Dental implant system having enhanced soft-tissue growth features|
A dental implant system including an implant and an abutment is disclosed. The implant includes a generally cylindrical body, a central axis, a distal end for anchoring in a patient's bone and a proximal end opposing the distal end.
| Orthodontic appliance anchoring method and apparatus|
Orthodontic anchoring method and custom apparatus affixed to teeth, tads and/or tooth positioning and stabilization appliances and/or orthodontic auxiliaries. Each appliance has mechanical fasteners structured to secure segments of a curable flexible resin rope called a flex fit module (ffm).
| Method and apparatus for processing a signal|
Example embodiments are directed toward a method of decoding a multi-view video signal using a video decoding apparatus including using a global motion vector of a non-anchor current picture in a current view to determine a corresponding block. A reference block in the current view is then determined using motion information of the current block that is generated from motion information of the corresponding block.
| Method for handover in wireless communications network comprising a number of sub-networks|
The present invention discloses a method for carrying out a handover process in a wireless network, wherein the wireless network comprises at least a first and a second base stations belonging each to a different subnet associated of that wireless network and communicating through a first and a second gateways or foreign agents, respectively, and wherein the first base station is used as a serving base station currently in communication with at least one mobile subscriber station (ms). The method provided comprises a step of determining a traffic conveying entity as an intermediate anchoring point, and when the ms moves to a second subnet which comprises the second base station, a path is established for conveying traffic to/from that ms from/to a remote destination.
| Connection pin and a method for mounting a connection pin in a component carrier for an electronic assembly, and such a component carrier comprising connection pins|
A connection pin for mounting in a through-hole of a component carrier, comprising an anchoring part adapted for insertion into said through-hole with a non press fit, a contact part adapted to extend outside said through-hole, and a flange part adapted to abut against said component carrier and located between said anchoring part and said contact part. The anchoring part is provided an internal cavity and the anchoring part comprises a wall surrounding the internal cavity, which wall has at least two wall portions forming deformation zones and adapted to be located in the through-hole when the anchoring part is inserted in the through-hole, such that, upon exertion of a force on a free end of the anchoring part of the pin when the anchoring part is inserted in the through-hole, the deformation zones are deformed within the through-hole to press fit the connection pin in the through-hole..
| Electromagnetic switch|
An electromagnetic switch is provided which includes: a coil generating magnetomotive force; a frame accommodating the coil and generating a flux path; a resin cover covering an opening of the frame; and a current-supply terminal member energizing the coil. The current-supply terminal member includes: a blade-shaped terminal whose end is connected to the coil and whose another end is drawn out of the resin cover in the axial direction of the electromagnetic switch; and a plate-shaped external connection terminal whose end is joined to an end of the blade-shaped terminal and whose another end is drawn out in the direction intersecting the axial direction.
| Seat-cover and/or back-cover strips for seats of motor vehicles|
A seat-cover or the back-cover strip for motor-vehicles seats is formed by a band made of a thick but flexible open-work fabric, upper anchoring elements and lower anchoring elements. The strip can include one or more cushions having different shapes and thicknesses, with or without a lining, acting as lumbar and/or spinal supports, fixable on the seat under the band itself.
| Flyer assembly and related methods|
An apparatus of the present invention includes a pad sheet having at least one coupon; and at least one anchor strip coupled to the at least one coupon. The pad sheet further includes a base sheet from which the at least one coupon and the at least one anchor strip is formed, and a microperforation line and a perforation line between which the anchor strip is located.
| Support structure for solar panels|
A support structure for solar panels, including at least one support post having a foot part to be anchored in the ground, a head part situated above the foot part to be connected to at least one solar panel, and a connector that joins the head part and the foot part. The connector has at least one clamping bracket that presses the head part against the foot part, whereby the clamping bracket consists of two bolts provided with a thread and of a connecting strut that joins the two bolts to each other, and whereby the two bolts pass through holes in the head part and through holes in the foot part..
| Mobile safety anchoring device|
A mobile safety anchoring device is adapted to be slidably sleeved around a vertical extension member and includes an outer ring member whose inner surface has a converging portion, an inner ring member slidably received in the outer ring member and having multiple positioning holes, multiple positioning members respectively disposed in the positioning holes and between the converging portion and the vertical extension member, a resilient component for biasing the positioning members toward the converging portion to abut against the vertical extension member, and a limiting member connected to the protruding portion and operable to move relative to the inner ring member between locked and unlocked positions.. .
An anchor and a method for limiting the movement of a tubing string within a wellbore are provided. The anchor comprises a mandrel, a slip body assembly, a drag block assembly, and a mechanism for transitioning the anchor between a release position and a set position.
| Well completion using a pumpable seat assembly|
A process and an apparatus for use in fluid fracturing of a well and the like is provided, the apparatus being a pumpable seat assembly for temporarily sealing a well casing comprising a generally cylindrical tube having an outer diameter and an inner diameter; a upper slip assembly and a lower slip assembly mounted on such cylindrical tube and adapted to selectively engage the well casing to anchor the pumpable seat assembly; an elastomeric packing element mounted on said cylindrical tube between the upper slip assembly and the lower slip assembly; and a dissolvable member positioned within the generally cylindrical tube for temporarily restricting a flow of fluids to the portion of the wellbore located below the pumpable seat assembly.. .
| Wellbore isolation while placing valves on production|
An internal completion string is anchored within a closed casing valve of a production liner in a wellbore. The internal completion string comprises a packer and a shifting tool.
| Stabilized magnetic force devices, systems and methods|
Devices, systems, and methods employ at least one ferromagnetic structure sized and configured for placement in a tissue region. A component is attached to the structure to stabilise its placement in the tissue region.
| Control method for anti-roll stabilization of watercraft, and corresponding stabilization system and computer program product|
A method for controlling a stabilizing fin for anti-roll stabilization of watercraft standing at anchor, comprising the steps of: detecting at least one value identifying roll of the watercraft; estimating the expected oscillation of roll of the watercraft as a function of the value detected; determining a path for the movement of the stabilizing fin as a function of the expected roll; and controlling the movement of the stabilizing fin as a function of the path.. .
| Tool holder device|
A tool holder device includes a number of slots formed in a housing, a receptacle having two conduits perpendicular to each other, the housing has an end portion engaged into one of the conduits, a spindle is rotatably engaged in the housing, a shaft is rotatably engaged in the receptacle and has a bevel gear meshed with a bevel gear of the spindle, a barrel is attached onto the housing and has two ears, a handle has a cam member pivotally mounted to the ears of the barrel, the cam member is engageable with either of the slots of the housing for anchoring the handle and the barrel to the housing at selected angular positions when the handle is pivoted relative to the housing to the perpendicular working position.. .
| Mounting device and method of installing of a solar panel|
A solar panel mounting anchor adapted for mounting a solar panel on a flat roof, the anchor comprising integral ballast, and edges comprising a resilient material and at least one engagement feature adapted to receive a solar panel and to space the panel from said roof, and a base adapted to inhibit slipping of the anchor on said roof. Preferably the integral ballast is such that the mass of the anchor is at least 15 kg..
| Method and apparatus for ground installation|
A method and system for ground installation is disclosed. In one aspect, a method to secure a fixture on a ground includes steps of securing one or more anchors on a base plate; placing the base plate on the ground; applying force to one or more ground stakes into the ground through the base plate to secure the base plate on the ground; disposing the fixture on the base plate; and securing the fixture on the base plate.
| Enhanced throw lever|
A throw lever assembly used to secure an accessory such as a sight or a flashlight to a firearm. The throw lever assembly includes a base unit having a cam bed wherein the cam resides.
| Horizontal throw lever|
The invention is a throw lever assembly used to affix an accessory to a firearm. The throw lever assembly utilizes a base unit having a cam bed in which rests the cam.
| Running sandal|
A unique running sandal. Is described that uses a ladder buckle on the top of the foot to allow for secure and easy adjustment of the sandal.
|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 and the adjacent vertebral tissue. A holding instrument is included that is engageable to the plate for positioning the plate adjacent the spinal column..
|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 member having a longitudinal dimension with a first portion configured to contact tissue at the non-circular annulus, a second portion configured to be attached to the valve support, and a lateral portion transverse to the longitudinal dimension between the first portion and the second portion.
|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 passage, with the expandable implant fitted radially around the balloon.
|Systems and methods for electrically stimulating patient tissue on or around one or more bony structures|
An implantable lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation to a patient includes a lead body; a terminal disposed along a proximal end of the lead body; and an orthopedic implant coupled to a distal end of the lead body. The orthopedic implant is configured and arranged for anchoring to a bony structure.
|Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction|
An instrument for engaging a bone anchor may include a first implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end and a second implant engaging member having a proximal end and a distal end. The second implant engaging member may be integrally connected to the first implant engaging member by a pair of opposed integral spring members located proximal to the distal ends of the first and second implant engaging members.
|Methods and systems for constraint of spinous processes with attachment|
Spinal implants for limiting flexion of the spine are implanted between a superior spinous process and an inferior spinous process or sacrum. The implants include upper straps which are placed over the upper spinous process, while the lower portions of the implant are attached to the adjacent vertebra or sacrum.
|Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement|
Minimally invasive methods and devices are provided for positioning a spinal fixation element in relation to adjacent spinal anchors. In an exemplary embodiment, the device is a percutaneous access device that can be coupled to a spinal anchor, and the method includes the step of positioning a spinal fixation element through at least one sidewall opening of at least two percutaneous access devices such that the spinal fixation element extends in a lengthwise orientation that is substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis of each percutaneous access device.
|Methods for stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices|
In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of stabilizing a spine including providing a coupling element having an uppermost end defining a first plane, a lowermost end defining a second plane, and at least one bore extending from said uppermost end toward said lowermost end, wherein said first and second planes intersect one another, assembling said coupling element with an anchoring element, and after the assembling step, securing said anchoring element in bone.. .
An endobronchial probe includes a deflector having a bore extending therethrough at an angle to its long axis for passage of a tool. The probe includes a location sensor and an ultrasound imager.
A positionable surgical retractor comprises a retractor blade and a coupling element. The retractor has a first surface adapted to engage and retract tissue away from a surgical field.