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Cup with cross-linked polymer layer

Knockout tool for minimally invasive prosthesis revision

Lined femoral cup

Date/App# patent app List of recent Prosthesis-related patents
07/24/14
20140207246
 Femoral head prosthesis patent thumbnailFemoral head prosthesis
A femoral head prosthesis (110) comprises an articulating surface (112) which is more than hemi-spherical; an internal recess (114) having a longitudinal axis defining a pole p of the articulating surface (112), the longitudinal axis passing through the centre of curvature of the articulating surface (112); a first edge (116) which constitutes a posterior edge in use, and a second edge (118) which constitutes an anterior edge and/or an antero-inferior edge in use. The first edge (116) is further from the pole p than the second edge (118).
07/24/14
20140207245
 Cup with cross-linked polymer layer patent thumbnailCup with cross-linked polymer layer
This invention relates to a method of forming a polymer component and comprises blending polymer particles with antioxidant to form a mixture in which the antioxidant coats the polymer particles, irradiating the polymer particles to cross-link the polymer particles therein and forming the irradiated mixture into a consolidated component. The invention also relates to a method of forming an articular surface for a prosthesis and a prosthesis having a polymer articular bearing surface wherein at least one pre-determined portion of the bearing surface is provided with cross-linked polymer bonds..
07/24/14
20140207123
 Knockout tool for minimally invasive prosthesis revision patent thumbnailKnockout tool for minimally invasive prosthesis revision
A tool head for a surgical tool for knockout and/or insertion of prostheses is disclosed, comprising a tool body (10, 11, 12) having at least two clamping jaws (14, 14a, 14b, 14c, 15, 15a, 15b, 41) for clamping a prosthetic part, wherein at least one of the clamping jaws is mounted to be movable in relation to the tool body (10, 11, 12); wherein at least one of the movable clamping jaws has at least one pressure area (16), which is arranged so that applying a pressure to the pressure area (16) of the at least one clamping jaw causes a movement of the clamping jaws (14, 14a, 14b, 14c, 15, 15a, 15b, 41) toward one another or away from one another, to thereby clamp the prosthetic part between the holding areas of the clamping. .
07/17/14
20140200675
 Lined femoral cup patent thumbnailLined femoral cup
The lined femoral cup of the invention is used in a new reverse hip prosthesis wherein the cup is affixed to the femur and the ball is affixed to the acetabulum. This permits installation of the liner in the factory instead of the operating room.
07/17/14
20140200661
 Rapidly deployable surgical heart valves patent thumbnailRapidly deployable surgical heart valves
A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures.
07/17/14
20140200660
 Valve prosthesis frames patent thumbnailValve prosthesis frames
A prosthesis can include a collapsible, reexpandable frame comprising first, second, and third sets of struts that define first and second rows of expandable cells. In some embodiments, the struts of the first, second, and third set of struts can be tapered.
07/17/14
20140200656
 Radiopaque markers for visualizing an edge of an endovascular graft patent thumbnailRadiopaque markers for visualizing an edge of an endovascular graft
An endovascular prosthesis is disclosed that includes a tubular graft and a radiopaque marker attached to envelop or enfold an edge of the tubular graft. A first segment of the radiopaque marker extends against an interior surface of the tubular graft and a second segment of the radiopaque marker extends against an exterior surface of the tubular graft such that the first and second segments sandwich or straddle the edge of the tubular graft.
07/17/14
20140200650
 Emergency vascular repair prosthesis deployment system patent thumbnailEmergency vascular repair prosthesis deployment system
A deployment device for repair of a transected body vessel is described herein. Device can have a handle and one or more shafts coupled thereto.
07/17/14
20140200629
 Field of view matching in a visual prosthesis patent thumbnailField of view matching in a visual prosthesis
A visual prosthesis apparatus including a video capture device for capturing a video image, a video processing unit associated with the video capture device, the video processing unit configured to convert the video image to stimulation patterns, and a stimulation system configured to stimulate subject's neural tissue based on the stimulation patterns, wherein the stimulation system provides a span of visual angle matched to the subject's neural tissue being stimulated.. .
07/17/14
20140200628
 Fitting of brightness as a function of current amplitude in a visual prosthesis patent thumbnailFitting of brightness as a function of current amplitude in a visual prosthesis
The current invention describes a method of performing a brightness fitting that normalizes brightness across electrodes. The method determines a set of parameters that are stored in the subjects video configuration file—the look-up table that converts the video camera input to stimulation profiles for each electrode.
07/17/14
20140200245
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..
07/17/14
20140200193
Thixotropic biological adhesive for use in internal body cavities
A biological thixotropic adhesive that contains dextrin, and at least a structural component that provides thixotropy to the adhesive, and optionally at least an antibiotic that is very useful to stimulate the process of healing of tissues in a patient, for example, to prevent anastomotic leaks of the gastrointestinal system, to affix a prosthesis in inguinal hernioplasties, in a patient and to oclude a fistula in a patient. The biological thixotropic dahesive also has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used with a fatty tissue patch..
07/10/14
20140195007
Powered leg prosthesis and control methodologies for obtaining near normal gait
A powered leg prosthesis includes powered knee joint comprising a knee joint and a knee motor unit for delivering power to the knee joint. The prosthesis also includes a prosthetic lower leg having a socket interface coupled to the knee joint and a powered ankle joint coupled to the lower leg opposite the knee joint comprising an ankle joint and an ankle motor unit to deliver power to the ankle joint.
07/10/14
20140195006
Multi valve anti-reflux prosthesis
A prosthesis and a method of controlling flow through a bodily lumen are provided. The prosthesis includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough.
07/10/14
20140195002
Percutaneous osseointegrated implant assembly for use in supporting an exo-prosthesis
An implant assembly for a long bone is adapted to support an exo-prosthesis. The assembly includes a stem, a subdermal component and a percutaneous post.
07/10/14
20140194983
Valve prosthesis and method for delivery
Heart valve prostheses are provided for replacing a cardiac valve. The heart valve prosthesis includes a self-expanding frame including a first portion and a second portion.
07/10/14
20140194982
Valve prosthesis and method for delivery
In some embodiments, a valve prosthesis includes an inlet portion that is substantially s-shaped and configured to engage the floor of the outflow tract of the native heart atrium. In some embodiments, a valve prosthesis includes a chordae guiding element configured to reduce bending of the chordae to reduce stress on the chordae during the cardiac cycle.
07/10/14
20140194981
Anti-paravalvular leakage components for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
A valve prosthesis includes one or more anti-paravalvular leakage components coupled to a stent. The anti-paravalvular leakage component may encircle the stent and include a radially expandable control ring coupled to an unattached edge of a flexible skirt which extends the unattached skirt edge outwardly away from the stent and against the native heart valve to form an open-ended annular pocket around the stent.
07/10/14
20140194970
Gate wire for contralateral leg access
An endovascular delivery system includes a pre-loaded, small guide wire for snaring via the contralateral side of a bifurcated prosthesis for deployment of a graft extension to the contralateral side of the bifurcated prosthesis. The pre-loaded guidewire avoids a cannulation step in the deployment of typical bifurcated stent grafts.
07/10/14
20140194950
Visual prosthesis with user interface
The present invention is a visual prosthesis for the restoration of sight in patients with lost or degraded visual function. The visual prosthesis includes a user interface which controls function of the visual prosthesis to optimize operation for each individual patient.
07/10/14
20140194926
Umbilical hernia prosthesis
The present disclosure relates to a prosthesis comprising: -at least one flexible mesh delimited by a peripheral exterior edge, -at least two tongues extending from one face of the mesh, and -at least one member for reinforcing said mesh, characterized in that said reinforcing member takes the form of a frame fastened to said mesh and substantially adopting the shape of said peripheral exterior edge of the mesh, said frame being set back from said peripheral exterior edge and being provided with two hinge points, the line passing through said two hinge points also passing through the centre of the mesh and thus forming a line or folding the mesh in two.. .
07/10/14
20140194902
Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ
Systems and methods introduce and deploy prosthesis into a blood vessel or hollow body organ by intra-vascular access. The prosthesis is secured in place by fasteners which are implanted by an applier that is also deployed by intra-vascular access.
07/10/14
20140194883
Distal resection systems and methods
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for preparing a distal end of a femur for receiving a knee prosthesis. A method can include installing a valgus guide onto an intermedullary rod, coupling a drill guide with said valgus guide, resting a boom tip of said drill guide on a high part of the femur, drilling a hole into a distal portion of a medial condyle using a first drill hole of said drill guide and drilling a hole into a distal portion of a lateral condyle using a second drill hole of said drill guide, and, subsequent to drilling the first and second drill holes, resecting the distal portion of the medial condyle of the femur and the distal portion of the lateral condyle of the femur.
07/10/14
20140194858
Manufacturing method and product
A method of manufacturing a surgical instrument or prosthesis and a surgical instrument or prosthesis so manufactured are described. A first material is injected into a first mould to form an interim component.
07/03/14
20140188260
Method of digitally constructing a prosthesis
A prosthetic limb and process to digitally construct a prosthetic limb which includes first, digitally producing a modified mold of a residual limb via 3d scanners and software; constructing a test socket from the digitally modified mold and be equipped with an alignable system; accurately scanning the test socket, along with finalized alignment that has been recorded and adjusted by a certified practitioner to provide a 3-d image of the finalized prosthetic alignment; transferring the finalized digital alignment of the test socket to the finalized digitally modified mold; once the modified model has received the transferred alignment, fabricating the type of hookup in the socket; i.e., plug fit, four hole, support drop lock, or any other type of industry standard connection or accommodation via basic 3d software; and once the desired prosthetic attachment is finalized, sending finished file to a 3-d printer to produce the definitive prosthetic device.. .
07/03/14
20140188252
Polycentric knee joint prosthesis for extreme affordability
An above knee prosthesis comprises an upper block, a lower block, a middle linkage pivotably coupling the middle posterior regions of the upper and lower blocks together, and at least one side linkage pivotably coupling the sides of the upper and lower blocks together. The center of rotation of the prosthesis is located above the prosthesis when it is in full extension and moves downward as the prosthesis rotates into full flexion.
07/03/14
20140188248
Cation exchange ureteral stent
An endoluminal prosthesis for placing in a body passage of a patient, includes a ureteral stent, the ureteral stent having a generally tubular housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen longitudinally disposed therethrough, with cation-exchange resin beads disposed within the tubular housing, and at least one anchoring mechanism disposed on a distal end of the tubular housing, where at least one retention screen is disposed within the lumen of the ureteral stent configured to retain the plurality of beads.. .
07/03/14
20140188247
Hollow fiber ureteral stent
An endoluminal prosthesis for placing in a body passage of a patient, includes a ureteral stent, the ureteral stent comprising a generally tubular housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen longitudinally disposed therethrough, at least one hollow fiber tubule disposed within the tubular housing, and at least one anchoring mechanism disposed on a distal end of the tubular housing.. .
07/03/14
20140188233
Methods of using, providing and manufacturing a shoulder prosthesis with a one-piece humeral head
A humeral head augment device in use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature.
07/03/14
20140188232
Humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis
A humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis encloses a stem module which has a shank and an upper shank portion with a stem support surface. A joint adapter is adapted to hold either a liner or a spherical cap.
07/03/14
20140188230
Bone prosthesis for maintaining joint operation in complex joints
A method of reconstructing a wrist includes removing a patient's scaphoid to create a void. The scaphoid has a plurality of adjacent bones, each of the adjacent bones comprising a surface generally facing the void.
07/03/14
20140188222
Retinal prosthesis techniques
Apparatus for use with an external non-visible light source is provided. The apparatus comprises an intraocular device configured for implantation in a human eye, and comprising an energy receiver.
07/03/14
20140188214
Valved aortic root prosthesis
Disclosed herein a valved aortic root prosthesis comprising a vascular prosthesis with a cuff fastened to the proximal end thereof and a valve mounted in the cuff, wherein the cuff is provided with three marks at an angle of 120 degrees from each other, which divide the cuff into three zones corresponding to the right coronary sinus, the left coronary sinus and the non-coronary sinus, while the vascular prosthesis is provided with two apertures situated above the zones corresponding to the right and left coronary sinuses, wherein the aperture in the left coronary sinus zone is provided at a level of 5-25 mm from the cuff, and the aperture in the right coronary sinus zone is provided at a level of 25-55 mm from the cuff, and each aperture has a vascular prosthesis sewn thereto for connection to the adjacent coronary artery.. .
07/03/14
20140188212
Endoluminal prosthesis with fiber matrix
An expandable endoluminal prosthesis may include a graft body and a support structure attached to the graft body. The graft body may include a tubular body of nonwoven electrospun fibers disposed about a longitudinal axis.
07/03/14
20140188211
Endoluminal prosthesis introducer
An endoluminal prosthesis introducer may include an elongate tubular sheath including a reinforced longitudinal segment and a peelable longitudinal segment extending distally from the reinforced segment. An elongate tubular cannula may be disposed within the sheath.
07/03/14
20140188207
Endoluminal prosthesis
An endoluminal prosthesis may include a tubular main body and a branch. The main body may include proximal and distal end openings, a lumen, a sidewall, and a fenestration in the sidewall.
07/03/14
20140188206
Apparatus and methods for delivering prostheses to luminal bifurcations
A catheter for delivering luminal prostheses comprises a catheter body having an expandable member near a distal end. The prosthesis has a side hole, and a guidewire extends beneath a proximal portion of the prosthesis and over the exterior of the expandable member.
07/03/14
20140188189
Bilateral auditory prosthesis systems and methods
An exemplary bilateral auditory prosthesis system includes 1) a primary auditory prosthesis configured to be implanted on a first side of a head of a patient, 2) a secondary auditory prosthesis configured to be implanted on a second side of the head of the patient and to be communicatively coupled to the primary auditory prosthesis with one or more wires, the second side being contralateral to the first side, and 3) a sound processor configured to be communicatively coupled to the primary auditory prosthesis and to control an operation of the secondary auditory prosthesis by transmitting control data to the secondary auditory prosthesis by way of the primary auditory prosthesis and at least one wire included in the one or more wires. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed..
07/03/14
20140188121
System for determining the position of a knee prosthesis
The present application provides an apparatus and method for determining a position of a joint prosthesis using a computer assisted orthopedic surgery system in support of an arthroplasty surgery. The apparatus and method includes attaching a first locatable element to a first bone on one side of a joint, providing a sensor having a second locatable element and moving the sensor in proximity of the joint to locate a plurality of positions of the sensor relative to the first locatable element using a tracking device.
06/26/14
20140180436
Method and prosthesis for percutaneous hernia repair
A method and prosthesis is provided for percutaneous repair of an anatomical defect, such as an inguinal hernia. The method involves percutaneously accessing the inguinal canal of a patient.
06/26/14
20140180430
Devices and methods for hip replacement
Devices and methods for use in hip replacement surgery can incorporate computer models of a patient's acetabulum and surrounding bone structure, a first patient-specific jig designed from the computer model and configured to correspond to a final installation position and orientation of a prosthetic him implant, a second patient-specific jig, also designed from the computer model, configured to refine the procedure, if necessary, following use of the first patient-specific jig, and/or a third patient specific jig, designed from the computer model, configured to refine the procedure, if necessary, following use of the first and second patient-specific jigs, allowing the surgeon to properly position and orient the hip prosthesis. Also shown and described are novel devices for implanting an acetabular cup..
06/26/14
20140180426
Cannulated modular tibial stem component pieces for use in total ankle arthroplasty and systems for installing and removing same
An ankle replacement prosthesis comprising a cannulated tibial prosthetic stem component formed by a plurality of cannulated modular stem component pieces and tibial prosthetic instrumentalities and methods for installing the cannulated modular stem component pieces into a distal tibia and removing the cannulated modular stem component pieces from a distal tibia.. .
06/26/14
20140180424
Ball joint prosthesis and method
A ball joint prosthesis can include a shell, having an outer articular surface of a first material and an open distal end, configured to receive a sealing receptacle. A volume of a second material, within the shell, can be more compressible than the first material.
06/26/14
20140180413
Silk covered prosthesis
Disclosed herein are polyurethane polymer matrices with a porosity of from about 20 microns to about 90 microns that are useful in promoting closure and protection of incision sites; supporting the lower pole position of breast implants; and providing a partial or complete covering of breast implants to provide a beneficial interface with host tissue and to reduce the potential for malpositioning or capsular contracture. The disclosed matrices can be seeded with mammalian cells..
06/26/14
20140180394
Endoluminal prosthesis having modular branches and methods of deployment
The present embodiments provide an endoluminal prosthesis having modular branches, and systems and methods for facilitating deployment of the endoluminal prosthesis. In one example, the endoluminal prosthesis comprises a graft including a bifurcated body of a biocompatible material.
06/26/14
20140180393
Prosthesis having pivoting fenestration
An endoluminal prosthesis system includes a tubular graft having a pocket on the exterior of the graft. The graft further includes a wire extending within a lumen of the graft, with the wire extending through the passageway and into the pocket.
06/26/14
20140180362
Recording and retrieval of sound data in a hearing prosthesis
A hearing prosthesis for delivering stimuli to a hearing-impaired recipient is disclosed, the hearing prosthesis comprising: a sound transducer for converting received sound signals into electric audio signals; a sound processor for converting said electric audio signals into stimuli signals; a stimulator for delivering said stimuli to the recipient; a memory for storing data representative of sound signals; and a controller configured to cause selected sound data to be retrieved from said memory and processed by said sound processor.. .
06/26/14
20140180296
Devices and methods for hip replacement
Devices and methods for use in hip replacement surgery can incorporate computer models of a patient's acetabulum and surrounding bone structure, a first patient-specific jig designed from the computer model and configured to correspond to a final installation position and orientation of a prosthetic him implant, a second patient-specific jig, also designed from the computer model, configured to refine the procedure, if necessary, following use of the first patient-specific jig, and/or a third patient specific jig, designed from the computer model, configured to refine the procedure, if necessary, following use of the first and second patient-specific jigs, allowing the surgeon to properly position and orient the hip prosthesis. Also shown and described are novel devices for implanting an acetabular cup..
06/26/14
20140180184
Neuroplasticity vertigo treatment device and method
A neuroplasticity vertigo treatment device for subjects who suffer from a balance disorder that limits the ability to stand or walk without holding onto an external support. The device is characterized by a wearable body prosthesis or harness with gyroscopic stabilization that either selectively locks or produces a torque in the same axis but opposite to the direction of an imbalanced movement by a subject wearing the device..
06/26/14
20140179995
Pump with one-touch release
A pump adapted to be attached between a fluid reservoir and an inflatable penile cylinder of an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a pump bulb connected to a pump body. The pump body includes a deflate valve chamber communicating with an actuator chamber, a deflate cap attached to the deflate valve chamber, and the actuator chamber including a restriction ring.
06/26/14
20140179985
Prosthesis adapter
A prosthesis including an abutment, an operationally removable component including a coupling apparatus, and an adapter, wherein the abutment is connected to the adapter and the coupling apparatus of the operationally removable component is releasably coupled to the adapter.. .
06/26/14
20140177890
Frequency based feedback control
Disclosed herein is a feedback reduction system for used in a hearing prosthesis. The hearing prosthesis will receive an input signal, process the input signal, and create a transformed output.
06/19/14
20140172119
Biocompatible extremely fine tantalum fiber scaffolding for bone and soft tissue prosthesis
A tissue implant member for implanting in living tissue is provided. The implant is formed of a fibrous structure of tantalum filament having a diameter less than 5 microns..
06/19/14
20140172115
Modular attachment mechanism in prosthetic implants
Disclosed is an apparatus that can be positioned in a subject to include, selectively, a modular connection portion. The modular connection portion can be provided to allow for soft tissue connection that replaces a greater trochanter of a natural femur.
06/19/14
20140172096
Collagen fiber ribbons with integrated fixation sutures and methods of making the same
The disclosure describes implantable bioprosthesis and constructs having an implantable woven ribbon with at least one integrated suture.. .
06/19/14
20140172073
Helical high fatigue stent-graft
An implantable prosthesis, including a generally tubular substrate and a continuous shape memory member disposed over the outer surface of the substrate. The shape memory member may include a series of zig-zag struts alternating between a first strut with a first length and a second strut with a second length different from the first length.
06/19/14
20140172069
Repositionable diameter constraints
An endoluminal prosthesis includes an expandable stent graft that includes a cannula extending through a lumen of the stent graft. A suture is threaded along the perimeter of the graft through openings therein, with an inner end of the suture mounted to the cannula.
06/19/14
20140172043
External speech processor unit for an auditory prosthesis
A cochlear implant system comprising an external component having an external speech processor unit, and an internal component. The speech processor unit monitors one or more parameters, and the speech processor unit is configured to reduce the power consumption of the cochlear implant system in the absence of one or more parameters..
06/19/14
20140172042
Optimizing operational control of a hearing prosthesis
A method for operating a hearing prosthesis is provided. A plurality of settings are provided, each setting providing a different operating functionality for the hearing prosthesis suitable for different situations.
06/19/14
20140171954
Method and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty
A method for preparing a femur and a tibia for receipt of a partial knee prosthesis. The method includes the following: positioning a femoral engagement member of a femoral drill guide proximate to the femur; positioning a tibial engagement member of the femoral drill guide proximate to the tibia; moving an adjuster associated with the femoral drill guide to translate at least one of the femoral engagement member or the tibial engagement member against the femur or tibia respectively to widen a joint space defined between the femur and the tibia; drilling holes in the femur using the femoral drill guide as a reference; coupling a tibial cut guide to the femoral drill guide; making a first cut in the tibia by referencing the femoral drill guide; and making a second cut in the tibia by referencing the tibial cut guide..
06/19/14
20140171953
Jig for placing a shoulder prosthesis joint implant on a humeral head
The jig is formed based on a three-dimensional reconstruction of the bone elements of the joint from tomodensitometric data; the marking of points on the humerus being used as a basis for the positioning of the considered prosthetic element. The jig includes: a support base cooperating with the humeral head according to a single position, one portion of the base cooperating with the intertubercular sulcus or bicipital groove; a gripping portion; and a breakable area temporarily receiving a cutting block to allow its fixation to the humeral bone before enabling to perform the humeral resection..
06/19/14
20140170331
Biomaterial, joint prosthesis using the biomaterial and method of producing the same
The object of the present invention is to provide a joint prosthesis, bearing material and a production method thereof, which suppresses wear in a sliding section and suppresses the production of abrasive powder even during repeated daily operation. To achieve the object, there is provided a biomaterial comprising: a substrate made of metal, alloy or ceramic; and a biocompatible material layer laminated on the substrate, wherein hydroxyl groups are formed on the substrate by surface-treating, while the biocompatible material layer comprises a polymer containing phosphorylcholine groups, the substrate and the biocompatible material layer are bound via a binder layer which is combined with the hydroxyl groups of the substrate and with the biocompatible material layer..
06/19/14
20140165365
Apparatus and method for crimping an implant
An apparatus and method for crimping an implant (30), in particular an intraluminal endoprosthesis, which can adopt either a compressed state or an expanded state, at least over part of its length including a roll arrangement comprising at least three rolls (1, 2, 3) for clamping the implant (30) therebetween, wherein the spacing of at least one roll (1) of the roll arrangement relative to each of the other at least two rolls (2, 3) can be reduced in such a way that an implant (30) clamped between the rolls (1, 2, 3) can be transferred from the expanded state into the compressed state, at least over part of its length.. .
06/12/14
20140163694
Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis
An endoluminal prosthesis may include a tubular graft extending in a longitudinal direction, where the graft has an inner surface forming a lumen extending a length of the graft. An elongate member may be attached to the graft in a circumferentially and longitudinally extending manner such that the elongate member forms a series of longitudinally spaced apart turns, each turn extending substantially around a circumference of the graft.
06/12/14
20140163688
Malleolar replacement devices
A prosthesis and kit for replacing an ankle joint, and methods of applying the devices or systems. The prosthesis is an intramedullary device directed towards replacement of either of the tibia or fibula bone, wherein the prosthesis is a replacement for the lateral malleolus or the medial malleolus, respectively..
06/12/14
20140163687
Tibial bearing component for a knee prosthesis with improved articular characteristics
An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing component with articular features which operate to protect adjacent soft tissues of the natural knee, promote and/or accommodate desired articulation with an abutting femoral component, and facilitate expedient and effective implantation by a surgeon.. .
06/12/14
20140163668
Methods and systems for delivering prostheses using rail techniques
Exemplary embodiments provide methods and systems for delivering a prosthesis to a target location in a lumenal system of a patient. At least one tether is secured proximate the target location to serve as a rail, and a prosthesis is advanced along the rail to the target location and secured in place.
06/12/14
20140163642
Multi-electrode integration in a visual prosthesis
The present invention is a visual prosthesis for stimulating visual neurons to create the perception of light. The visual prosthesis electrically stimulating the retina with implanted electrodes exhibits interaction between electrodes stimulated closely together in both space and time.
06/12/14
20140163572
Midline referencing femoral sizing caliper
A sizing caliper for facilitating the selection of a femoral component of a knee prosthesis includes a caliper body, two drill guide bodies, a stylus tower configured to be slidably linked to each other wherein as the caliper body and the stylus tower are linearly displaced at an equal rate relative to the drill guide body portions and the drill guide holes remain located at the midpoint of an anterior/posterior dimension defined by the distance between the tip of the stylus and the base portion. The caliper body comprises a base portion configured to couple and decouple from the caliper body using a sliding mechanism..
06/12/14
20140163309
Implantable actuator for hearing aid application
An electromechanical actuator for an implantable hearing aid device including a mechanical output structure that has a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is a mechanical attachment structure to attach a stapes prosthesis, and wherein the second portion is a wire-like member coupling the mechanical attachment structure to a magnetically permeable armature shaft assembly.. .


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