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Expandable spinal fusion cage

Expandable spinal fusion cage

Systems for and methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint

Systems for and methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint

Date/App# patent app List of recent Anchor-related patents
11/13/14
20140336775
 Ankle replacement system patent thumbnailAnkle replacement system
A total ankle replacement system, novel surgical method for total ankle replacement, and novel surgical tools for performing the surgical method are described. The total ankle replacement system includes the calcaneus in fixation of a lower prosthesis body, thereby significantly increasing the amount of bone available for fixation of the lower prosthesis body and allowing the lower prosthesis body to be anchored with screws.
11/13/14
20140336764
 Expandable spinal fusion cage patent thumbnailExpandable spinal fusion cage
A device, system, and method for performing a spinal procedure. The device includes first and second shape-memory outer platforms, the outer platforms expanding at a temperature greater than the transformative temperature, a core member having first and second expansion bodies and first and second wedge members, the first expansion body being coupled to the first outer platform and the second expansion body being coupled to the second outer platform, and a screw rotatably disposed within the core member, the screw passing through at least a portion of each of the first and second wedge members.
11/13/14
20140336763
 Systems for and methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint patent thumbnailSystems for and methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint
A sacroiliac joint fusion system including a joint implant, anchor element and delivery tool. The joint implant includes a bore extending non-parallel to the implant longitudinal axis.
11/13/14
20140336751
 Inflatable transcatheter intracardiac devices and methods for treating incompetent atrioventricular valves patent thumbnailInflatable transcatheter intracardiac devices and methods for treating incompetent atrioventricular valves
Inflatable heart valve implants and methods utilizing those valves designed to reduce or eliminate the regurgitant jet associated with an incompetent atrioventricular valve. The heart valve implants, which are deployed via a transcatheter venous approach, comprise an inflatable balloon portion movably connected to an anchored guide shaft and movable from a distal position in the ventricle to a more proximal position between leaflets of a native atrioventricular valve.
11/13/14
20140336711
 Elongated connecting elements for minimally invasive surgical procedures patent thumbnailElongated connecting elements for minimally invasive surgical procedures
Apparatus and methods include an elongate connecting element including a body extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and an opposite second end. The connecting element includes a first end portion at its first end and a second end portion at its second end.
11/13/14
20140336703
 Methods and devices for repairing meniscal tissue patent thumbnailMethods and devices for repairing meniscal tissue
Methods and devices are provided for repairing a tear in a meniscus. A pair of fixation member each entailing a preformed knot configuration coupled together by a suture length.
11/13/14
20140336672
 Vascular closure device with conforming plug member patent thumbnailVascular closure device with conforming plug member
A vascular closure device includes a delivery assembly, an anchor member carried by the delivery assembly, and a suture attached to the anchoring member. A plug member can be disposed in the delivery assembly and attached to suture such that the plug member.
11/13/14
20140336663
 Method and device for producing an anchorage in human or animal tissue patent thumbnailMethod and device for producing an anchorage in human or animal tissue
An anchorage in tissue is produced by holding a vibrating element and a counter element against each other such that their contact faces are in contact with each other, wherein at least one of the contact faces includes a thermoplastic material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration. While holding and then moving the two elements against each other, the vibrating element is vibrated and due to the vibration the thermoplastic material is liquefied between the contact faces, and due to the relative movement is made to flow from between the contact faces and to penetrate tissue located adjacent to outer edges of the contact faces.
11/13/14
20140336625
 Preoperative toric axis corneal marker patent thumbnailPreoperative toric axis corneal marker
Preoperative toric axis corneal marker useful for delimiting the correct position of an intraocular lens, implanting an intraestromal ring in a patient's eye, performing a limbal relaxing incision or any other type of intervention requiring a precise marking prior to an intervention on the cornea, wherein the marker incorporates an attaching means to a slit lamp and which marker comprises a generally “l”-shaped body which is anchored, by means of a first wing, to the attaching means to the slit lamp and its second wing features a hollow cylindrical shape where a tubular bushing, which presents at least a small lug radially arranged at its free base, is fitted, through which the marking on the eye will be accomplished.. .
11/13/14
20140336573
 Steering actuator for deflectable catheter patent thumbnailSteering actuator for deflectable catheter
Catheter shaft handles and deflection actuators are disclosed. The actuators include at least one pull wire guide wall and a means for anchoring the proximal portion of a pull wire or of a fiber attached to a pull wire.
11/13/14
20140336016
Single construct adjustable training rope
A long training rope designed to utilize trees (limbs, multiple limbs & tree truck but not exclusively) to anchor invention and user. Comprising of single constructed piece, attachments are not necessary for equipment to adjust to different lengths.
11/13/14
20140335854
Call handling on dual-mode wireless handsets
Embodiments of the invention provide novel solutions, including systems, methods and/or software, for handling calls in a dual-mode voip/cellular environment. Merely by way of example, some systems can be configured to determine whether to use a voip system or a cellular system to handle a particular call, and/or to transition a call from one network to the other network.
11/13/14
20140335146
Growth factor anchoring type bone graft material, method for producing growth factor anchoring type bone graft material, kit for producing growth factor anchoring type bone graft material, and method for forming bone
Provided is a growth factor anchoring type bone graft material, wherein a bone graft substrate exposing at least a collagen fiber is bound to a collagen-binding-site-containing growth factor which contains a growth factor receptor agonist peptide and a collagen-binding peptide. The same can be produced by mixing a bone graft substrate and a collagen-binding-site-containing growth factor which contains a growth factor receptor agonist peptide and a collagen-binding peptide, and is also superior in osteogenic ability..
11/13/14
20140334934
Rotor blade and connecting device
A rotor blade of a wind power installation for fixing to a rotor hub and having a rotor blade longitudinal axis, including a rotor blade inner part towards the rotor hub, and a rotor blade outer part away from the rotor hub, wherein the rotor blade inner part and the rotor blade outer part are connected together by means of at least one connecting device and the connecting device includes at least one anchoring element anchored in the rotor blade outer part, at least one counterpart element anchored in the rotor blade inner part, and at least one connecting bolt which extends through the counterpart element and is fixed in the anchoring element.. .
11/13/14
20140334895
Anchoring device, system and method of attaching an anchor to a tubular
An anchoring device includes at least one slip configured to fixedly engage the anchoring device to a structure when urged against the structure, and a member separate from the at least one slip positioned radially of the at least one slip having a portion that is radially deformable in response to longitudinal compression, the portion being configured to urge the at least one slip against the structure when deformed.. .
11/13/14
20140334885
Anchor, especially a rock anchor
An anchor fitted with a self-tapping thread and an anchor rod, whereby at least one axially oriented feed channel for a curable compound is arranged in the anchor rod. A head element on which the self-tapping thread is arranged is fastened to a first end of the anchor rod..
11/13/14
20140334655
Electromagnetic transducer
An electromagnetic transducer is disclosed. The transducer includes a bracket, a magnetic circuit part receiving in the bracket and having a weight, a voice generating part actuated by the magnetic circuit part for generating sound, the magnetic circuit part sandwiched by two spring-plates for vibrating along a direction.
11/13/14
20140334469
Cloud-based wlan layer 3 mobility control
A method and system for virtualization of access points are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, in order to support l3 mobility in wlans that use cloud-based controllers, methods including predicting client roaming range, and employing a roaming anchor ap are used..
11/13/14
20140332745
Railing member attachment system and method
A system and method of fastening a railing member against an anchored horizontal rim beam of a deck, stairway or balcony. The system typically includes a series of upright railing members in combination with a plurality of securing members.
11/13/14
20140332205
Anchor slip and seal locking mechanism
A test packer is lowered to a set liner hanger in a locked position that prevents the seal and slips from setting during running in. A first ball is dropped to shift a sleeve to release the grip of dogs to a groove on an outer housing.
11/13/14
20140332110
Flexible high-pressure pipe structure
A pipe structure includes a carcass made from an arrangement of hoop segments that join to form a series of articulating joints. A hard yet flexible outer shell is formed around the carcass.
11/13/14
20140331718
Bonded refractory ceramic and metal article
A method is disclosed for mechanically bonding a metal component to a ceramic material, comprising providing a metal component comprising an anchor material attached to at least a first portion of one surface of the metal component; providing a ceramic material having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the ceramic material defines at least one conduit extending from the first surface to the second surface, wherein the at least one conduit has a first open end defined by the first surface, a second open end defined by the second surface, a continuous sidewall and a cross sectional area; positioning the ceramic material such that at least a portion of the at least one conduit is in overlying registration with at least a portion of the anchor material; and applying a bonding agent into at least a portion of the at least one conduit.. .
11/13/14
20140331595
Protective wall molding fastener system
Embodiments of the protective wall molding fastener system are comprised of protective wall molding, protective wall molding backing, a wall molding grove apparatus, a wall molding bending apparatus, and an adhesive means. The protective wall molding backing is comprised of thin long of polymeric strips.
11/13/14
20140331571
Liquid-resistant control systems enclosure
A liquid-resistant control systems enclosure may include a shell, a shaft and at least one shell anchoring member. The shell may include a top, a shell wall connected to and extending downwardly from a perimeter of the top, and a sleeve.
11/13/14
20140331542
Materials and method for waterfowl decoy rigging systems
A waterfowl decoy rigging system comprising a polyvinyl chloride-coated, galvanized steel line material, a waterfowl decoy attached to the line material, and a weighted anchor attached to the line material, and a method of using said waterfowl decoy rigging system.. .
11/06/14
20140330598
Finding best seating selections via algorithmic search
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for contiguously seating passengers in a travel conveyance. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a seat request for multiple seats, and, in response to receiving the seat request, calculating factors associated with each seat in a set of eligible seats.
11/06/14
20140330417
Adaptable 3d patient immobilization
A method for customizing, based on medical imaging data for a patient positioned on a treatment couch, a medical immobilization device is disclosed. Medical imaging data, for example, ct image data, mri image data or the like, is received, and a selection is made of an immobilization device that anchors only to at least one boney structure of a body part of the patient to immobilize the body part of the patient.
11/06/14
20140330386
Modular anchor bone fusion cage
A modular anchor bone fusion cage is provided. The cage includes a spacer configured to fit into a space between the faces of two bones that are to be fused together.
11/06/14
20140330383
Vertebral body replacement or fusion device
The present disclosure relates to a spinal implant or spacer that addresses the variation in anatomy of vertebrae along the spine by having inferior and superior surface angle and convexity variations that are adapted to address the differences in lordosis and endplate surface convexity of the spine. The difference between the convexity of the superior and inferior surface of the spacer increases as the lordotic angle of the spacer increases.
11/06/14
20140330370
Prosthetic valve delivery and mounting apparatus and system
A valve mounting apparatus having an elongated tubular mesh structure with proximal and distal ends, a cardiovascular structure engagement region disposed between the proximal and distal ends, and a lumen therethrough, the distal end of the structure including a valve engagement region that is configured to engage a first end of a prosthetic valve, the mesh structure being configured to transition from a pre-deployment configuration, wherein the structure is capable of being disposed at a cardiovascular valve region, such as a valve annulus region, to a post-deployment expanded configuration, wherein the cardiovascular structure engagement region is anchored to the cardiovascular valve region.. .
11/06/14
20140330369
Prosthetic tissue valves and methods for anchoring same to cardiovascular structures
A prosthetic atrioventricular tissue valve comprising a continuous tubular member formed from a first biocompatible material, the tubular member having proximal and distal ends, and at least one valve leaflet formed therein, the distal end of the tubular member including cardiovascular structure engagement means for connecting the tubular member to a cardiovascular structure, the cardiovascular structure engagement means comprising a plurality of elongated members that extend distally from the distal end of the tubular member.. .
11/06/14
20140330323
Bone anchoring device
A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shaft and a head; a receiving part for receiving the head and a rod, the receiving part being formed in one piece and having a top end and a bottom end, a bore extending from the top end to the bottom end, an inner wall defined by the bore, a substantially u-shaped channel adjacent to the top end for receiving the rod and a seat adjacent to the bottom end for accommodating the head; a pressure element; and a spring element having a spring force. The anchoring element is inserted from the top end and is pivotable with respect to the receiving part.
11/06/14
20140330312
Surgical filament assemblies
A suture anchor, and a surgical filament assembly using same, capable of being fixated in a hole formed in a bone of a patient. The suture anchor preferably includes an anchor body with a passage extending from a proximal end toward a distal end, and at least one bone engaging feature on the exterior of the anchor.
11/06/14
20140330311
Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
An assembly for coupling a first portion of an anatomy to a second portion of the anatomy includes an anchor having an anchor body and a first and second bores through the anchor body. A first adjustable suture construct having a body portion passes through the first bore of the anchor and includes first and second adjustable loops slidable relative to a passage portion defined in the body portion of the first adjustable suture construct.
11/06/14
20140330294
Methods and devices for endosonography-guided fundoplexy
The present invention relates to a tissue securement system, device and method for endoscopy or endosonography-guided transluminal interventions whereby a litigation or anchor is placed and secured into soft tissue. An objective of this invention is to provide a method to reduce gastroesophageal reflux by endosonography-guided intervention.
11/06/14
20140330290
System for delivering an anchor
A system for treating a prostate includes a cartridge, a handle configured to receive the cartridge, and an anchor assembly. The cartridge includes the anchor assembly and the handle includes an actuator and a spring mechanism loaded with mechanical energy.
11/06/14
20140330287
Devices and techniques for anchoring an implantable medical device
Anchoring mechanisms for an implantable electrical medical lead that is positioned within a substernal space are disclosed. The anchoring mechanisms fixedly-position a distal portion of the lead, that is implanted in the substernal space..
11/06/14
20140330247
Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices
Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors. In some implementations, the medical instrument can be coupled to the anchor device using a snap-lock cap mechanism..
11/06/14
20140330237
Absorbent articles comprising stretch laminates
An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer and an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces.
11/06/14
20140330236
Absorbent articles comprising stretch laminates
An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer and an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces.
11/06/14
20140330233
Absorbent articles comprising stretch laminates
An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer, an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces, and an adhesive disposed between the skin and the cover layer.
11/06/14
20140330232
Absorbent articles comprising stretch laminates
An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer, an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces, and an adhesive disposed between the skin and the cover layer.
11/06/14
20140330189
Wrist orthotic with taper adjusting binding strap
An adjustable wrist orthotic suitable for the treatment of wrist fractures and similar injuries. The orthotic includes a panel which encircles the hand, the wrist, and a portion of the forearm.
11/06/14
20140330069
Systems and methods for making and using percutaneously- delivered pumping systems for providing hemodynamic support
A percutaneous pumping system for providing hemodynamic support to a patient includes a pumping sleeve that defines a lumen extending along the length of the pumping sleeve. The pumping sleeve is configured and arranged for insertion into patient vasculature.
11/06/14
20140329650
Load distributing grip handle
Grip handles for coupling to a resistance force provided by exercise equipment, resistance bands, or the user's own bodyweight. Each grip handle is defined by an increasing outer surface circumference along the length of the handle to form a generally conical shaped handhold attached to a rigid or flexible member.
11/06/14
20140329626
Streamer ball
The invention relates to a streamer ball 10 for use in tennis-type bat and bouncing ball games played with bats having rigid, untensioned ball-striking surfaces and comprises an impact body 12, a tail 14 and a spacer stem 16. The impact body comprises a hemispherical front compression body part 24 including a resiliently compressible frontal impact zone; and a hemispherical rear ballast body part 26.
11/06/14
20140329125
Undercover
An undercover is provided which can have an electromagnetic shield effect in a vehicle. A battery unit is provided at a lower portion of a car body.
11/06/14
20140329053
Stretch laminate
A stretch laminate has at least one cover web, an elastomeric film attached to the cover web and having two opposite faces, and a skin on at least one of the faces. An adhesive at an anchor zone between the skin and the cover web bonds the skin to the cover web at the anchor zone, leaving a stretch zone free of adhesive adjacent the anchor zone.
11/06/14
20140328897
Charge triggering of self-organized nanoparticles
The present application discloses a nanoparticle comprising compounds of the formula a-b-c(-d), wherein a designates an anchoring moiety having self-organizing properties in relation to the nanoparticle; b designates a cleavable linker; c designates an anionic moiety having a net charge of at least −2 at ph 6.0; and d, which is optional, designates a polymer moiety which induces long circulating properties of the nanoparticle in mammalian tissue; and wherein the average net charge of the compounds is at least −1 at ph 6.0. The application also discloses the individual compounds of the formula a-b-c(-d) as well as a drug delivery system comprising the self-organized nanoparticle having included in the interior thereof one or more pharmaceutically active agents and/or diagnostically relevant species, and a method of treating a cancerous or inflammatory condition in a mammal, involving the administration of the drug delivery system to the mammal..
11/06/14
20140328820
Novel class of therapeutic protein based molecules
The present invention provides new compositions and methods for preventing and treating pathogen infection. In particular, the present invention provides compounds having an anchoring domain that anchors the compound to the surface of a target cell, and a therapeutic domain that can act extracellularly to prevent infection of a target cell by a pathogen, such as a virus.
11/06/14
20140328806
Energetic three-dimensional artificial cardiac patch and uses thereof
In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a three-dimensional artificial cardiac patch construct. In some embodiments, such method includes the steps of coating a substrate with an organic polymer; allowing the organic polymer coating to air dry; mounting anchors on the organic polymer coating; and sterilizing the organic polymer coating and the anchors.
11/06/14
20140328680
Support for water turbine
An underwater turbine mounting includes a rigid tether having one end attached thereto at a pivot, and the other end adapted for connection to an underwater anchorage. The rigid tether is pivotable between a deployment condition and an anchorage condition.
11/06/14
20140328629
Tarp and ballast system
An improved tarp and ballast system that includes a plurality of panels attached to one another along the lengths thereof, wherein the lengths of the panels correspond to the length of the tarp. The tarp also includes chain pockets located at the sides of the tarp which run the length of the tarp and have chains secured therein.
11/06/14
20140327244
System for energy production from renewable sources
A system for energy production from renewable sources comprising a support structure comprising a first and second pole (11) with a vertical axis wind generator (10) positioned on each of said poles; said first and second poles each comprising a connection element (29) positioned at their summit with a first seat for a first cable (24) and a second seat for a second cable (25); said first cable and said second cable being positioned mutually perpendicular; the ends of said first and second cables being fixed to the ground; said first and second poles (11) being each anchored to a post (12) fixed into the ground by means of a hinge (13); said wind generator (10) having a longitudinal central through hole to enable mounting on said pole and a lower and upper locking ring (9) associated with bearings (18) to enable said wind generator to rotate.. .
11/06/14
20140327004
Lead frame strips with support members
A lead frame strip includes a plurality of connected unit lead frames. Each unit lead frame has a die paddle for attaching to a semiconductor die, a tie bar connecting the die paddle to a periphery of the unit lead frame, and a plurality of leads projecting from the periphery toward the die paddle.
11/06/14
20140326853
Tie component
The present disclosure relates to tie components that allow for the length of an overall tie assembly to be adjustable, after being anchored in place. Such tie components may exhibit a swiveling capability where a portion thereof may rotate with respect to a corresponding adjustment member, resulting in movement of the tie component and adjustment member back and forth relative to one another, as desired.
11/06/14
20140326847
Magnetic tablet computer stand
The invention is a stand for anchoring a tablet, phone, gps or other device at a user configured optimal viewing angle using shape, gravity and friction to anchor to multiple planes. The planes can be upper or outer surfaces, objects or structures.
11/06/14
20140326384
Studded tire
Tire designed to roll on ground that may be covered with ice, comprising: a tread made of at least one rubber compound and having a tread surface, a plurality of housings opening onto the tread surface via an orifice and containing a stud, the orifice having a maximum dimension d0 on the tread surface when the stud is in the housing; the stud comprising: a base, designed to anchor the stud in the tread; a tip, designed to project from the tread in order to come into contact with the ice; a body connecting the base and the tip, the body having an axis of symmetry; and a longitudinal axis passing through the axis of symmetry of the body; wherein the tread surrounding the stud forms an anchoring platform for the stud, this platform in turn being surrounded by a cavity opening onto the tread surface so that the volume of recess opening onto the tread surface in a radius greater than or equal to d0/2 and less than or equal to d0/2+2 mm about the longitudinal axis of the stud is less than or equal to 20 mm3; and the volume of recess opening onto the tread surface in a radius greater than or equal to d0/2+2 mm and less than or equal to d0/2+4 mm about the longitudinal axis of the stud is greater than or equal to 60 mm3 and less than or equal to 100 mm3.. .
11/06/14
20140326285
Adjustable elbow crutch with curved arm and oval section
Adjustable elbow crutch with a main single piece that acts as leg-arm on which a handle and cuff are fixed, for which the handle includes an opening through which the leg-arm passes, said opening constituting an anchor for the handle on the leg-arm, where furthermore the leg-arm is made out of composite material, with an oval cross-section, and the leg-arm disposes of an initial lower segment that is vertical and which is followed in its upper part by a curved segment which defines a support angle. In this way a crutch is obtained that is light, easy to handle, easy and safe to adjust, which covers a continuous range of adjustments and which covers the largest number of possible user categories..
11/06/14
20140326283
Wind resistant beach umbrella
An improved beach umbrella that includes a canopy, a cylindrical shaft with a point on the lower end, and one or more wedges that are attached to the shaft. The wedges act as anchors for the umbrella when placed into the ground to prevent the umbrella from being uplifted from the ground due to a strong force of wind..
11/06/14
20140325904
Plywood garden container
The instant invention provides a plywood garden container that is inexpensive to manufacture, that may be produced sustainably, that is lightweight, that is durable, that is not prone to bowing of straight sides, that preserves the shape of curved sides, that is not prone to aliasing during handling, and that may be of any desired shape. A plywood garden container includes plywood boards (sides) to form an outer structure.
11/06/14
20140325823
Method for assembling a titanium shell with a titanium fire resistant alloy shell
A method for assembling metal shells, including: (a) providing a first shell made of a titanium fire-resistant alloy with a shape similar to a final shape thereof and having first and second opposite surfaces, the second surface including raised portions acting as anchoring points between shells; (b) providing at least one second shell made of a titanium alloy and having first and second opposite surfaces; (c) placing the first surface of the second shell on the second surface of the first shell; (d) heating the second shell to a temperature higher than a second temperature; (e) deforming the second shell at the second temperature on the first shell, such that the first surface of the second shell matches the second surface of the first shell, the second shell thus being secured to the first shell; and (f) cooling an assembly of the first and second shells to ambient temperature.. .
11/06/14
20140325822
Method and apparatus for tensioning a shadow mask for thin film deposition
In a method and apparatus for shadow mask tensioning, a shadow mask frame and an anchor frame are positioned in spaced relation defining a gap therebetween and a shadow mask is positioned on the shadow mask frame and the anchor frame with an interior portion of the shadow mask extending across the gap. An edge of the shadow mask is affixed to the anchor frame and the shadow mask is tensioned by urging the interior portion of the shadow mask into the gap.
10/30/14
20140325352
Management of context-sensitive help links
Systems, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for management of context-sensitive help (csh) links. Management of csh links can include assigning a unique identifier to a csh link in a program that links to a help system.
10/30/14
20140324109
Securing fasteners
A fastener, for example a bone screw, is sized to pass into an aperture of an implant, for example a bone plate, the fastener having an anchor portion engageable with body tissue, and a head portion formed by an assembly of an insert and an anchor extension. The implant has an aperture with a reduced entry dimension.
10/30/14
20140324107
Offset variable angle connection assembly
A method of securely connecting a spinal implant to a bone anchor by using an offset connection assembly. The variable angle connection assembly is able to securely connect the spinal implant to the anchors even when there is a variance in the angle and position of the anchors with respect to the spinal implant.
10/30/14
20140324101
Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
A method of coupling a first portion of an anatomy to a second portion of the anatomy includes coupling first and second bones of the anatomy with a bone-tendon-bone implant. The bone-tendon-bone implant has a first bone end, a second bone end and a replacement tendon between the first and second bone ends.
10/30/14
20140324100
Suture anchor device, kit and method
A suture anchor and kit for anchoring a suture member to human bone in an interference fit. A suture anchor includes a threaded portion and has a head at the proximal end thereof, the head being generally circular.
10/30/14
20140324099
Devices, systems, and methods for suture management
Devices, systems, and methods are provided for managing suture filament during a tissue repair procedure. One exemplary embodiment of an anchor insertion tool includes a handle, an elongate shaft extending distally from the handle, and a ring disposed around the elongate shaft.
10/30/14
20140324095
Embolus blood clot filter with bio-resorbable coated filter members
A blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members, each of the members tipped with a retainer encompassed within bio-resorbable cover material. Upon delivery into a blood vessel, the locator and anchor members position the filter near the vessel centerline.
10/30/14
20140324077
Anchoring system
The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity and an insertion member including a body having a proximal end portion and a flat distal end portion, and a head coupled to the proximal end portion of the body.
10/30/14
20140324064
Introduction and anchoring tool for an implantable medical device element
The invention pertains to an apparatus comprising a needle configured to define a path through tissue of a patient, tubing configured to slidably receive the needle via a proximal opening, an anchor configured to slidably receive at least a portion of the tubing, and an anchor deployment member comprising a body and an anchor engagement member. Such an apparatus may be used to introduce and anchor an implantable medical device element within a patient..
10/30/14
20140324055
Method and apparatus for the removal of intervertebral discs
A method for the removal of an intervertebral disc or parts thereof to be treated that includes: inserting a first longitudinal bone anchor into a pedicle of a first vertebra; inserting a second longitudinal bone anchor into a pedicle of a second vertebra; bridging the first and second anchors using a bridging element including a first and second clamp; attaching adjustable extension arms to each of the two clamps; introducing a longitudinal guiding element into the intervertebral disc or the subchondral bone of one of the vertebral bodies adjacent of intervertebral disc; fixing a retractororthogonally on the longitudinal guiding element; connecting the free ends extension arms to the retractor; immobilizing the extension arms to obtain a rigid assembly; and using the retractor as an anatomically positioned platform for performing the removal of the intervertebral disc to be treated or parts thereof, and a kit and apparatus for performing the method.. .


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