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Dental implant with progressive thread
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008382

A dental implant includes a screw body and screw threads. The screw body has an apical end and a coronal end. Screw threads include a primary thread and a secondary thread, which overlap in at least a portion of the screw thread. Thread depth progressively increases from the coronal end to the apical end. The coronal end may contain any ...
Bilateral matching of frequencies and delays for hearing implant stimulation
Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
January 04, 2018 - N°20180001089

A bilateral hearing implant system has a left side and a right side. There is an interaural time delay (itd) processing module on each side that adjusts itd characteristics of the stimulation signals based on defined groups of stimulation channels that include: i. An apical channel group on each side corresponding to a lowest range of audio frequencies up to ...
Prosthetic heart valve devices and methods of valve repair
Medtronic, Inc.
January 04, 2018 - N°20180000587

A mechanism for adjusting the chordae connecting the leaflets of a mitral valve to the papillary muscles in order to restore normal functioning of the mitral valve. The devices or mechanisms can correct problems associated with both prolapsed leaflets and restricted leaflets to allow the leaflets to properly coapt, thereby preventing or minimizing regurgitation. In accordance with the invention, the ...
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Bile acid recycling inhibitors for treatment of pediatric cholestatic liver diseases
Lumena Pharmaceuticals Llc
December 28, 2017 - N°20170368085

Provided herein are methods of treating or ameliorating a pediatric cholestatic liver disease by non-systemically administering to an individual in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a pediatric formulation comprising an apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter inhibitor (asbti) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Also provided are methods for treating or ameliorating a pediatric liver disease, decreasing the levels ...
Endodontic apical plug
December 21, 2017 - N°20170360530

The invention relates to a tool for filling root canals of teeth in order to prevent bacteria passing thereinto following removal of the nerve from the tooth and preparation of the canal for root filling. Owing to the importance of this remedial action, several methods and tools have been developed to facilitate root canal obturation by injection of a leak-proof ...
Wireless distribution using cabinets, pedestals, and hand holes
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc
December 14, 2017 - N°20170358837

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing antenna structures to optimize transmission and reception of wireless signals from ground-based signal distribution devices, which include, but are not limited to, cabinets, pedestals, hand holes, and/or network access point platforms. Wireless applications with such devices and systems might include, without limitation, wireless signal transmission and reception in accordance with ieee 802. 11...
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Cardiovascular access and device delivery system
Cedars-sinai Medical Center
November 16, 2017 - N°20170325842

A system and method of accessing a heart of a patient is provided. A cardiac access channel is established through an apical wall of the heart to provide direct access through the apical wall to the left ventricle. A vascular access channel is established through the skin to a peripheral blood vessel. A first end of an elongate member is ...
Medialink interconnection box
November 02, 2017 - N°20170317482

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing medialink interconnection boxes (“mibs”). In some embodiments, a plurality of medialink interconnection boxes (“mibs”) or media interconnection devices, which may be disposed throughout a recreational vehicle (“rv”) park or other bulk service provider application sites, or the like, may serve ...
Prosthetic heart valve devices with tethered anchors and associated systems and methods
November 02, 2017 - N°20170312078

Prosthetic heart valve devices with tethered anchors and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A heart valve device configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, a valve support for carrying a prosthetic valve. The valve support can be configured to be implanted at an annulus of a native mitral valve. The device can ...
Device for controlled apical flow in cell culture inserts
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
October 26, 2017 - N°20170306278

A device for controlling apical flow to a cell culture includes an apical insert that defines at least one inlet channel extending from an inlet port to an apical feed port and at least one outlet channel extending from an apical effluent port to an outlet port. The apical insert includes a projecting portion configured to extend into a cell ...
Liquid storage container and liquid ejection apparatus
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
October 26, 2017 - N°20170305166

To provide a liquid storage container equipped with a plug member that can prevent leakage of a liquid from the liquid storage container and can be opened without causing scatter of the liquid, and a liquid ejection apparatus equipped with the liquid storage container. For the purpose, at least one of a connection part of the convex part with the ...
Spacer for securing a transcatheter valve to a bioprosthetic cardiac structure
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281337

A spacer for creating a docking station for a transcatheter heart valve is provided. The spacer changes an effective diameter and/or a shape of an implanted bioprosthetic structure such as a bioprosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring, providing a supporting structure into which the transcatheter valve expands without over expanding. The spacer may be deployed through an interventional technique ...
Implants for enhanced anchoring within bone
Jjgc Industria E Comercio De Materiais Dentarious S/a
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281318

Implants for anchoring within bone are provided herein. An implant may include at least one thread extending around a core in a plurality of turns from the coronal region to the apical region. The thread(s) has a thread outer diameter that may define a cylindrical portion, wherein the thread outer diameter remains constant for more than one turn around ...
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Cardiac valve support devices having improved compatibility with transcatheter prosthetic valves
Mvalve Technologies Ltd.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170273782

The present invention is primarily directed to a valve support device suitable for endovascular and/or transapical implantation at or near to a cardiac valve annulus, comprising one or more support rings and one or more height-increasing elements attached to the inner circumference of said support rings. Preferred embodiments of height-increasing elements for use in the present invention include wire ...
Method and apparatus for transapical procedures on a mitral valve
University Of Maryland, Baltimore
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258464

Apparatus and methods for performing a non-invasive procedure to repair a cardiac valve are described herein. In some embodiments, apparatus and methods are described herein for repairing a mitral valve using an edge-to-edge repair to secure the mitral valve leaflets. Implant securing devices are also described that can be used during a procedure to repair a mitral valve. In some ...
A dental implant
September 07, 2017 - N°20170252129

A dental implant for securing an abutment to a jawbone, the implant including a tapered body having a longitudinal axis, the body including a coronal end and an apical end, the coronal end including an inclined coronal surface. A first bore receives a base portion of the abutment, the first bore extending downwardly from the coronal surface and parallel to ...
Transapical method of supplanting an implanted prosthetic heart valve
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
August 31, 2017 - N°20170245992

A method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve annulus while a patient's heart is beating is disclosed. The method includes accessing the left ventricle through an intercostal incision and forming a puncture in the left ventricle. A guidewire is advanced into the left ventricle and through the aortic valve. An introducer is passed over the guidewire ...
Epithelial cell spheroids and methods of making and using the same
The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
August 24, 2017 - N°20170242033

Provided are epithelial cell spheroids including spheroids that have apical membranes and cilia that face towards the interior core of the spheroid and spheroids that have apical membranes and cilia that face away from the interior core of the spheroid. Also provided methods of making and using such spheroids.
A dental implant
Azenium Ip Limited
August 24, 2017 - N°20170239020

A dental device comprises: a dental implant comprising a core enveloped by an expandable anchor comprising a plurality of joined segments. Prior to insertion of the core into the expandable anchor a carrier apically displaces within the expandable anchor, generating an expansion force causing the plurality of joined segments to be displaced linearly away from the central axis of the ...
Modular link conveyor with features for enhancing efficient article conveyance
Span Tech Llc
August 17, 2017 - N°20170233190

An apparatus for conveying an article in a conveying direction is provided. A conveyor includes a plurality of modular links and one or more removable connectors for interconnecting adjacent links of the plurality of modular links to form an endless chain for conveying the article in the conveying direction, at least one of the links comprising an upper link surface ...
Techniques for providing a replacement valve and transseptal communication
Mitraltech Ltd.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170231766

A method is provided, comprising: (1) making a transapical puncture into a left ventricle of the heart; (2) making a transseptal fenestration in the heart; (3) delivering a prosthetic valve via the transapical puncture and implanting the prosthetic valve at a mitral valve of the heart; and (4) subsequently to delivering the prosthetic valve and making the transseptal fenestration, closing the transapical puncture. Other ...
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