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Anatomically guided instrumentation for trochlear groove replacement

Dental bridge

Date/App# patent app List of recent Prosthesis-related patents
08/28/14
20140243998
 Prosthetic energy storing and releasing apparatus and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Prosthetic energy storing and releasing apparatus and methods
A prosthetic lower leg uses one or more generally c-shaped spring elements between the patient's socket and a footplate assembly. The respective connections between (a) those one or more elements and (b) that socket and that footplate can be configured to provide a lightweight and economic prosthesis that effectively mimics the feel and performance of a normal human foot.
08/28/14
20140243996
 Prosthesis assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Prosthesis assembly
The invention relates to a prosthesis assembly, comprising an outer stem (10) provided with a proximal opening (11), and at the distal end (12) thereof is provided with a connecting means (13) for fastening an additional component, and which is formed of a material that is rigid in the longitudinal extension thereof, in which at least one slit (14) extending at least partially in a longitudinal direction is inserted in order to allow deformation in a radial direction. The prosthesis assembly further comprises an inner stem (20) made of a flexible material and provided with a proximal opening (21), at least one tensioning device (30) that is affixed to the outer stem (10) and can be accessed by way of a diameter change of the outer stem (10).
08/28/14
20140243991
 Anatomically guided instrumentation for trochlear groove replacement patent thumbnailnew patent Anatomically guided instrumentation for trochlear groove replacement
A system for replacing a trochlear groove region of a femur. The system includes a prosthesis that includes a bone contact surface and a periphery that defines an outer perimeter.
08/28/14
20140243988
 Knee prosthesis patent thumbnailnew patent Knee prosthesis
Tibial inserts and tibial femoral systems are provided for improved knee reconstruction systems. External rotation of a knee joint implant is enhanced by modifications to the post, providing a recess that allows clearance of the post against the corners of a box wall within the femoral component.
08/28/14
20140243987
 Orthopaedic knee prosthesis having controlled condylar curvature patent thumbnailnew patent Orthopaedic knee prosthesis having controlled condylar curvature
An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing and a femoral component configured to articulate with the tibial bearing. The femoral component includes a condyle surface curved in the sagittal plane.
08/28/14
20140243980
 Disk fusion implant patent thumbnailnew patent Disk fusion implant
An implant strip is disclosed. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip that may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and may be considered less invasive than typical spinal implant procedures.
08/28/14
20140243973
 Soft filled prosthesis shell with discrete fixation surfaces patent thumbnailnew patent Soft filled prosthesis shell with discrete fixation surfaces
A soft prosthetic implant shell, such as a silicone breast implant shell, that has discrete fixation surfaces thereon for tissue adhesion. The fixation surfaces may be provided on the posterior face of the shell, as well as either on the periphery or at discrete areas on the anterior face.
08/28/14
20140243966
 Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis patent thumbnailnew patent Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
A transcatheter valve prosthesis includes an expandable tubular stent, a prosthetic valve within the stent, and an anti-paravalvular leakage component coupled to and encircling the tubular stent. The anti-paravalvular leakage component includes a radially-compressible annular scaffold, which is a sinusoidal patterned ring of self-expanding material, and an impermeable membrane extending over the annular scaffold.
08/28/14
20140243962
 Inversion delivery device and method for a prosthesis patent thumbnailnew patent Inversion delivery device and method for a prosthesis
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the implant has exited a delivery catheter. The positioning mechanism allows the implant to be safely and accurately deployed with reduced operator experience and in a greater variety of target locations..
08/28/14
20140243961
 Inversion delivery device and method for a prosthesis patent thumbnailnew patent Inversion delivery device and method for a prosthesis
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the implant has exited a delivery catheter. The positioning mechanism allows the implant to be safely and accurately deployed with reduced operator experience and in a greater variety of target locations..
08/28/14
20140243960
new patent Inversion delivery device and method for a prosthesis
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the implant has exited a delivery catheter. The positioning mechanism allows the implant to be safely and accurately deployed with reduced operator experience and in a greater variety of target locations..
08/28/14
20140243959
new patent Inversion delivery device and method for a prosthesis
A delivery device usable to deliver an inverting implant is provided that includes a positioning mechanism that automatically initiates the inversion process once a predetermined length of the implant has exited a delivery catheter. The positioning mechanism allows the implant to be safely and accurately deployed with reduced operator experience and in a greater variety of target locations..
08/28/14
20140243954
new patent Transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis
An intraluminal device replaces the mitral valve in the human heart without tissue insult or injury via catheter-based deployment and securement. By controlling radial force, a one-piece device in a substantially hyperboloid configuration is emplaced using a least one of a biological adhesive and a porous layer encapsulating the device, for example, eptfe, to manage the potential for migration.
08/28/14
20140243951
new patent Tapered stent and flexible prosthesis
The disclosure relates to a tapered stent and flexible prosthesis. The stent has a first longitudinal region and a second longitudinal region.
08/28/14
20140243913
new patent Genetic algorithm based auditory training
Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to the use of a genetic algorithm for the purpose of providing progressive and adaptive auditory training (rehabilitation) to a recipient of a hearing prosthesis. In general, the genetic algorithm is used to adapt the training process to automatically increase the difficulty of the training based on recipient feedback and performance.
08/28/14
20140243382
new patent Inhibitors of c-fms kinase
Wherein z, x, j, r2 and w are set forth in the specification, as well as solvates, hydrates, tautomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, that inhibit protein tyrosine kinases, especially c-fms kinase. Methods of treating autoimmune diseases; and diseases with an inflammatory component; treating metastasis from ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, hairy cell leukemia; and treating pain, including skeletal pain caused by tumor metastasis or osteoarthritis, or visceral, inflammatory, and neurogenic pain; as well as osteoporosis, paget's disease, and other diseases in which bone resorption mediates morbidity including rheumatoid arthritis, and other forms of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, prosthesis failure, osteolytic sarcoma, myeloma, and tumor metastasis to bone with the compounds of formula i, are also provided..
08/28/14
20140242550
new patent Dental prosthesis and method for the production thereof
A dental prosthesis, includes a metal framework having at least one cap, which can be joined to an abutment of a dental implant. The metal framework includes a connecting element which can be, or is, joined to the cap in the oral cavity of a patient, in particular by way of welding, soldering or gluing, wherein the cap has a tip and, on the inside, a cavity into which the abutment can be inserted through an opening located opposite the tip.
08/28/14
20140242548
new patent Dental bridge
A system for attaching a natural tooth to a dental implant. The system comprises a dental prosthesis and an elastomeric cushion.
08/28/14
20140242547
new patent Dental bridge
A system for attaching a natural tooth to a dental implant. The system comprises a dental prosthesis and an elastomeric cushion.
08/28/14
20140242347
new patent Graft for directed vascular and lymphatic regeneration and methods to guide endothelial cell assembly
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a therapeutic device (graft) comprising a collagen membrane having an aligned uniaxial or biaxial structure such that mammalian cells plated on the membrane align mainly along the direction of the collagen fibrils. In a further aspect, a graft comprising a substantially tubular body, wherein the body has an exterior surface, an interior surface, and at least one lumen extending therethrough such that a fluid flow through the lumen can direct mammalian cell migration.
08/28/14
20140239558
new patent System for manufacturing a polymer endoprosthesis by injection molding and blow molding
A polymer endoprosthesis is fabricated by a combination of injection molding and blow molding which form a tubular substrate of polymer material, followed by laser cutting, crimping and sterilization. After the injection and blow molding processes, a subtractive process is performed on the tubular substrate to transform it into a stent having a network of stent struts.
08/21/14
20140236311
Endoprosthesis
An endoprosthesis (1) is proved which includes an elongate housing (3) having a drive (5) secured through a threaded drive shaft (7) to an extension shaft (9) therein, the drive (5) operable to cause the extension shaft (9) to move axially with respect to the body, and the extension shaft (9) and housing (3) configured to be securable to a bone to act as a prosthetic replacement for removed bone. The drive (5) is operable in a step-wise fashion through a control circuit (50) which includes an inductive coil (52).
08/21/14
20140236309
Variable prosthesis
The present teachings are directed to a shoulder prosthesis having an adjustable radial offset and/or angular inclination provided by relative rotation of an adapter interdisposed between a stem and a head. In one example, a prosthesis has a stem having a first longitudinal axis.
08/21/14
20140236308
Tibial component
According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a tibial component (10), suitable for use in an orthopedic prosthesis, which prosthesis includes a femoral component and a spacer bearing (70), the tibial component comprising a planar tibial plate (15) having an upper bearing surface (30) and a lower attachment surface (20), and the tibial plate further having at least one spacer bearing attachment means for removably securing the spacer bearing to the tibial plate.. .
08/21/14
20140236307
Implant with multi-directional pivoting
Implant with multi-directional pivoting has a first component including a first articular surface and a fore-to-aft and side-to-side rotation device; and a second component including a second articular surface for mating with the first surface and a rotation device receptacle. The first component can be mated to the second through cooperation of the rotation device and receptacle, and the first component can cooperate with the second in articular surface contact.
08/21/14
20140236305
Surgical guide for implanting a knee prosthesis
The invention relates to a surgical guide (1, 1′) for implanting a knee prosthesis, advantageously capable of allowing the intraoperative balancing of the knee ligaments, comprising: a first component (g1, g1′) intended for uniquely coupling with the distal epiphyseal end (ed) of a femur (fe); a template (gr, gr′) rotatably mounted with respect to said first component (g1, g1′) and intended for guiding a marking operation of said distal epiphyseal end (ed) aimed to determine the position of a knee prosthesis to be implanted; and a second component (g2) intended for solidly coupling said template (gr, gr′) with a proximal epiphyseal end (ep) of a tibia (ti) corresponding to said femur (fe).. .
08/21/14
20140236304
Systems and methods for shoulder prostheses
A modular reverse shoulder prosthesis according to embodiments of the present invention includes a stem having a proximal taper and a primary stem axis, the proximal taper extending from the stem about a metaphyseal axis, the metaphyseal axis at an angle with respect to the primary stem axis, a metaphysis having a proximal end, a distal end, a first aperture in the distal end configured to be placed over the proximal taper, and a second aperture in the proximal end having an insert axis that is eccentrically offset from the metaphyseal axis, the metaphysis configured for attachment to the stem at any rotational position of the metaphysis about the metaphyseal axis, and a reverse insert, the reverse insert having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end comprises a concave cup formed about a cup axis and configured to receive a glenosphere, and wherein the distal end comprises a locking protrusion, wherein the locking protrusion has an outer surface with a cross-sectional shape that is rotationally symmetrical about the insert axis with respect to a corresponding inner surface of the second aperture, wherein the rotational symmetry has an order of six, seven, eight, nine, or ten.. .
08/21/14
20140236287
Transcatheter valve prosthesis and a concurrently delivered sealing component
A method of preventing paravalvular leakage includes concurrent delivery of a heart valve prosthesis and an annular sealing component. During delivery, the sealing component is moved from a first position to a second position of the heart valve prosthesis which is longitudinally spaced apart from the first position of the heart valve prosthesis.
08/21/14
20140236284
Bioerodible magnesium alloy microstructures for endoprostheses
A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a bioerodible magnesium alloy. The bioerodible magnesium alloy has a microstructure including equiaxed mg-rich solid solution-phase grains having an average grain diameter of less than or equal to 5 microns and second-phase precipitates in grain boundaries between the equiaxed mg-rich solid solution-phase grains.
08/21/14
20140236282
Apparatus and methods for deployment of linked prosthetic segments
A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other.
08/21/14
20140236278
Stent-graft delivery having a tip capture mechanism with elongated cables for gradual deployment and repositioning
Stent-graft delivery systems having a tip capture mechanism with a plurality of elongated cables that allow for gradual deployment and repositioning of a stent-graft prosthesis. The tip capture mechanism includes a guiding assembly, a distal tip assembly, and a plurality of cables.
08/21/14
20140236270
Method and ocular implant for transmission of nerve-stimulation light
An improved prosthesis and method for stimulating vision nerves to obtain a vision sensation that is useful for the patient that has lost vision due to age-related macular degeneration (amd) and retinitis pigmentosa (rp) and other diseases. The present invention utilizes infrared light to cause action potentials in the retinal nerves similar to those which result from rods and cones stimulated by visible light in healthy retinas.
08/21/14
20140236260
Visual prosthesis apparatus
Visual prosthesis apparatus includes an image receiver, a processor coupled to the image receiver, a stimulation device coupled to the processor, and an eye monitoring device coupled to the processor. The image receiver receives a sequence of images and the processor produces a stimulation signal at least partially in accordance with the received images.
08/21/14
20140236155
Method for producing a medical implant from a magnesium alloy
A method for producing a medical implant, such as a bone screw, a bone nail, a bone pin, a plate, a suture anchor, etc. For fastening soft parts, such as tendons, muscles, and ligaments, to a bone, or in the form of an endoprosthesis or at least a part thereof, from a magnesium alloy having a magnesium fraction of at least 80 wt %, in particular of at least 90 wt %, including the following steps: a) melting the magnesium alloy to obtain an alloy melt, b) atomizing the alloy melt under a protective-gas atmosphere and cooling the atomized alloy melt to below the solidification point thereof in order to obtain an alloy powder, c) shaping the alloy powder by pressing to obtain an alloy green body, d) extruding the alloy green body to obtain a magnesium alloy molded part, and e) producing the medical implant from the magnesium alloy molded part..
08/21/14
20140234801
Patient-specific dental prosthesis and gingival contouring developed by predictive modeling
A method of designing a patient-specific prosthesis for a current patient includes receiving scan data of a mouth of the current patient to identify conditions at a location at which the patient-specific prosthesis is to be placed on a dental implant, and determining at least two clinical factors for the current patient. The method further includes identifying a desired outcome for soft tissue for the current patient at the location, and accessing a database having soft-tissue-outcome information for each of a plurality of previous patients.
08/21/14
20140233775
Modular adapter assembly for telecoil and auxiliary audio input device mixing
An exemplary apparatus for use with an auditory prosthesis system includes a housing, a connector port disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to be communicatively coupled to an auxiliary audio input device, a telecoil disposed at least partially within the housing, and a multi-position switch disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to selectively enable the auxiliary audio input device and the telecoil. The auxiliary audio input device is enabled and the telecoil is disabled when the switch is in a first position, both the auxiliary audio input device and the telecoil are enabled when the switch is in a second position, and the telecoil is enabled and the auxiliary audio input device is disabled when the switch is in a third position.
08/21/14
20140233765
Conformable pad bone conduction device
Pads for positioning between external hearing prosthesis components and a recipient's skin or scalp that conform to the recipient's anatomy but transmit vibrations from the external components to implanted components. Usable pad materials may include non-newtonian materials including dilatant materials, rheological materials, memory foams, viscoelastic material, thermoplastics, electro-rheological fluids and or magneto-rheological fluids..
08/21/14
20140233743
Medical device diagnostics using a portable device
Systems, methods, and apparatuses may be used to test devices using a portable device. A portable device is a tablet computer, a smart phone, or other type of device.
08/14/14
20140228974
Overmould attachments for prosthetic foot
An attachment for a prosthetic foot comprising an attachment surface that couples to the edges of a foot plate of a prosthetic foot and an outer surface that functionally or cosmetically alters the foot plate of the prosthetic foot in order to adapt the prosthetic foot to the needs of the user. In another embodiment, a toe attachment for a prosthetic foot comprising a cavity that can receive the toe end of an elongate foot element of a prosthetic foot, the toe attachment that can functionally or cosmetically alter the elongate foot element in order to adapt the prosthetic foot to the needs of the user.
08/14/14
20140228973
Transdermal prosthesis
A transdermal implant assembly including a transdermal bone fixator configured for anchoring into a bone. The fixator includes a longitudinally extending shaft configured to be received into a recess of the bone, and a spindle defining a cavity.
08/14/14
20140228965
Posterior stabilized orthopaedic prosthesis
A posterior stabilized knee orthopaedic prosthesis includes a tibial bearing and a femoral component configured to articulate with the tibial bearing. The tibial bearing includes a spine having a concave cam surface and a convex cam surface.
08/14/14
20140228952
Dilator for inserting a voice prosthesis
A dilator may include a substantially conical body having a tip portion at a proximal end and a base portion at a distal end thereof. A wire lock portion may be configured to lock a guide wire to the dilator.
08/14/14
20140228950
Methods for augmenting or reconstructing a human breast
Breast reconstruction or augmentation methods are provided which generally include implanting a mammary prosthesis comprising a shell having a self sealing wall and defining an inflatable cavity, inflating the prosthesis by introducing a fluid into the cavity using a cannula inserted percutaneously into the self sealing wall, imaging the procedure to assist with guiding the needle, and repeating the steps of inflating, imaging and allowing tissue and skin to expand, until a desired aesthetic outcome is achieved.. .
08/14/14
20140228941
Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds
A prosthesis is disclosed for placement at an os opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis includes a radially expansible support at one end, a circumferentially extending link at the other end and at least one frond extending axially therebetween.
08/14/14
20140228936
Endoprosthesis assemblies and methods to use the same
Endoprosthesis assemblies and methods for using the same. In at least one embodiment, the endoprosthesis assembly comprises an endoprosthesis comprising an impermeable inner wall defining an endoprosthesis lumen sized and shaped to permit fluid to flow therethrough, a distal balloon positioned at or near a distal end of the endoprosthesis and capable of inflation to anchor the distal end of the endoprosthesis within a luminal organ, and a proximal balloon positioned at or near a proximal end of the endoprosthesis and capable of inflation to anchor the proximal end of the endoprosthesis within the luminal organ, wherein when the endoprosthesis assembly is positioned within the luminal organ at or near an aneurysm sac, inflation of the distal balloon and the proximal balloon effectively isolates the aneurysm sac and prevents fluid within the aneurysm sac from flowing past the distal balloon and the proximal balloon..
08/14/14
20140228854
Apparatus and method for positioning a prosthesis
According to various embodiments, a multi-use tool may include a member having a first surface and a second surface. The first surface can engage at least one of a shell and/or bearing liner for insertion thereof.
08/07/14
20140222184
Methods for the manufacture of intraluminal endoprosthesis
The application provides molds for the manufacture of intraluminal endoprostheses and methods for their manufacture. In particular embodiments, the methods comprise the steps of providing a 3d model of the mold, meshing the model, manufacturing a mold based on said meshed 3d model.
08/07/14
20140222158
Femoral prosthesis head
A prosthetic head for a femoral component has a metal shell with a tapered cavity. The shell has a part-spherical outer surface defining an inner portion terminating in an open end.
08/07/14
20140222145
Methods and systems for breast reconstruction
Methods for optimal breast reconstruction are disclosed. The methods include steps for performing a mastectomy that preserves a breast skin envelope.
08/07/14
20140222144
Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
A transcatheter valve prosthesis includes an expandable tubular stent, a prosthetic valve within the stent, and an anti-paravalvular leakage component coupled to and encircling the tubular stent. The anti-paravalvular leakage component includes a radially-compressible annular scaffold, which is a sinusoidal patterned ring of self-expanding material, and an impermeable membrane extending over the annular scaffold.
08/07/14
20140222143
Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficency
A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has at plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned with respect to a patient's aorta and a plurality of retaining arches to support a heart valve prosthesis.
08/07/14
20140222142
Heart valve prosthesis
Heart valve prosthesis are disclosed that include a frame or support structure having an inflow portion, a valve-retaining tubular or central portion and a pair of support arms. The inflow portion radially extends from a first end of the valve-retaining tubular portion and the pair of support arms are circumferentially spaced apart and radially extend from an opposing second end of the valve-retaining tubular portion..
08/07/14
20140222132
Percutaneous endoprosthesis using suprarenal fixation and barbed anchors
An endoprosthetic device for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms using suprarenal fixation. A stent ring is anchored in an area above the renal arties using self-flaring barbs that project during the nitinol expansion process.
08/07/14
20140222103
Cortical visual prosthesis
The present invention is a visual prosthesis adapted for implantation in the brain, and more particularly with an electrode array adapted for implantation in the calcarine sulcus of the visual cortex. The electrode array of the invention has electrodes on each side and spaced appropriately for the calcarine sulcus and driven by an electronic circuit within a hermetic package small enough to be implanted with a skull..
08/07/14
20140219963
Extracellular matrix-derived gels and related methods
Provided are methods for preparing gelled, solubilized extracellular matrix (ecm) compositions useful as cell growth scaffolds. Also provided are compositions prepared according to the methods as well as uses for the compositions.
07/31/14
20140214172
Revision hip prosthesis having an implantable distal stem component
A modular femoral prosthesis for use during performance of a hip revision procedure includes a proximal body component, a distal stem component, and a locking bolt. Surgical instruments and methods for use in implanting such a modular femoral prosthesis are disclosed..
07/31/14
20140214168
Interveterbral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies
In various embodiments, an intervertebral disc prosthesis is provided. The prosthesis may be provided with an insertion adapter, such as a head, holder, or other carrier of the prosthesis.
07/31/14
20140214160
Heart valve prosthesis with collapsible valve and method of delivery thereof
A valve prosthesis is adapted to operate in conjunction with native heart valve leaflets. The prosthesis includes an annulus and a skirt extending from the annulus.
07/31/14
20140214159
Prosthetic valves and related inventions
This invention relates to the design and function of a compressible valve replacement prosthesis, collared or uncollared, which can be deployed into a beating heart without extracorporeal circulation using a transcatheter delivery system. The design as discussed focuses on the deployment of a device via a minimally invasive fashion and by way of example considers a minimally invasive surgical procedure preferably utilizing the intercostal or subxyphoid space for valve introduction.
07/31/14
20140214157
Transcatheter valve prosthesis
A transcatheter atrio-ventricular valve prosthesis for functional replacement of an atrio-ventricular heart valve in a connection channel, the prosthesis comprising a radially expandable tubular body extending along an axis, and a valve arranged within and attached to the tubular body. The tubular body is provided with an outer circumferential groove which is open to the radial outside of the tubular body, whereby the tubular body is separated by the outer circumferential groove into first and second body sections.
07/31/14
20140214153
Methods of implanting an endoprosthesis
A catheter is disclosed for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves, e.g., including self-expanding anchorage supports, to reduce the risk to the patient during the implantation. Accordingly, a prosthetic heart valve comprising anchorage supports is temporarily housed in a folded form in a cartridge-type unit during the implantation.
07/31/14
20140214149
Method and apparatus for measuring flow through a lumen
A prosthesis for monitoring a characteristic of flow includes a first tubular prosthesis having a lumen and a sensor for detecting the characteristic of flow through the lumen. The sensor may be covered with another tubular prosthesis or by a layer of material in order to insulate the sensor from the fluid flow.
07/31/14
20140214148
Prosthesis delivery system
Disclosed herein are implantable, radially expandable medical prostheses, including but not limited to stents, and delivery and loading systems applicable to the same, including disposable, detachable distal chambers, and methods for using the same.. .
07/31/14
20140214123
Bilateral communication in a two-channel system
A hearing prosthesis system has a hearing prosthesis device for each ear. In the case of a cochlear implant, the prosthesis may have both an external portion and an internal portion.
07/31/14
20140214122
Method and apparatus for predicting and controlling the percepts induced by a visual prosthesis
Here we present the first model that quantitatively predicts the apparent spatial position and shape of percepts elicited by retinal electrical stimulation in humans based on the known anatomy of the retina. This model successfully predicts both the shape of percepts elicited by single electrode stimulation and the shape and relative positions of percepts elicited by multiple electrode stimulation.
07/31/14
20140214051
Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool
Devices, systems, and methods for implanting radially expandable prostheses in the body lumens rely on tacking or anchoring the prostheses with separately introduced fasteners. The prostheses may be self-expanding or balloon expandable, and may include a single lumen or more than one lumen.


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