|| List of recent Rafts-related patents
| Compositions and methods for recruiting stem cells|
Described herein are compositions and methods of using modified placental tissue grafts composed of at least one membrane, capable of recruiting stem cells in vivo and in vitro.. .
| Ceramic biocomposite for bone regeneration|
The invention relates to a ceramic biocomposite for bone regeneration, having a ph range of between 6.5 and 8.5, with an initial plasticity that allows the biocomposite to be easily moulded in situ and to set after 7 minutes, meaning that it can remain at the indicated location during the healing process. In addition, the biocomposite has demonstrated an ability to stimulate bone formation in hard-to-heal wounds.
|Method and apparatus for managing process control configuration|
Flexible configuration of process control systems or plants allows draft changes or modifications to be made to parent process objects, e.g., in a configuration environment, without automatically triggering corresponding instantiations and/or downloads of the parent process objects and/or their derived children objects into a run-time system. Parent objects to which draft changes are allowed may include class objects, instance objects, and/or library objects.
|Methods for localizing implanted vascular access devices|
Disclosed are vascular access devices, implantable dialysis grafts, and systems including them useful for improved access to implanted medical devices. Also disclosed are implantable hemodialysis vascular access graft devices that facilitate easy, accurate and reproducible cannulation or needle entry into the implanted device by magnetically-locating a portion of the graft that includes one or more paramagnetic materials operably defining the physical boundaries of the target cannulation site/entry port..
|Aircraft communication control appartus, aircraft, computer-readable recording medium in which aircraft communication program is stored and aircraft communication method|
When information sharing is performed among multiple aircrafts, the number of times of communication for the information sharing is reduced. An onboard terminal 30 is a communication control apparatus 20 of an aircraft 10 which performs transmission and reception of information with a consort aircraft.
|Medicinal carriers, and preparation method and uses thereof|
A medicinal carrier is provided. The medicinal carrier comprises a first component, which is a biocompatible polymer with an amino group (—nh2); a saccharide; and a second component which is a biocompatible material.
|Compositions and methods for tissue engineering and cell based therapies|
The present application discloses strategies to recruit and mobilize stem cells using s1p receptor selective agonists and antagonists as wells as regulators of chemokine receptors. In an in vivo ischemic model, s1p1/s1p3 activation with fty720 impeded inflammatory cell infiltration and recruited endothelial progenitor cells (epcs) with the potential to increase microvascular remodeling.
|Ventilated tray with riser|
A serving tray configured to hold fresh baked pizza and hot-served food items in a prolonged hot and crispy state. The tray comprises a circular ventilated platform made of a perforated inner region surrounded by a solid rim.
|Friedel crafts alkylation of aromatics using vinyl terminated macromonomers|
Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group.. .
|Drug-eluting rotational spun coatings and methods of use|
Drug-eluting rotational spun coatings that include one or more therapeutic agents may be used to coat a medical device. The medical devices include, for example, balloon catheters, vascular grafts and stents, which are coated with drug-eluting rotational spun materials that may be used to deliver a therapeutic agent to a target tissue or body lumen..
|Compositions and methods for promoting tissue regeneration|
Provided are compositions for promoting bone and cartilage growth. In certain embodiments, tissue graft compositions comprising a polymeric scaffold (e.g., plga), hyaluronic acid, and substantially purified mononucleated cells derived from bone marrow aspirate.
|Reducing soluble urokinase receptor in the circulation|
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (fsgs) is a common cause of proteinuric kidney disease, which comprises both native and transplanted kidneys. Treatment was limited in the past due to the complicated pathogenesis of fsgs, including previously unidentified serum factors.
|Composition for an active layer or electrode of photovoltaic cells|
A composition including a graft copolymer, having: a linear trunk including at least one non-aromatic vinyl polymer or an unsaturated polyolefin; and at least two grafts attached to said trunk via a chemical bond, each graft having a conjugated polymer, characterized in that said composition further includes: fullerenes and a conjugated polymer; or carbon and/or graphene nanotubes. Also, a photovoltaic module incorporating such a composition, and to the use of said composition for the same purposes.
|Devices, systems, and methods for assessing implants, organs, transplants, tissues, synthetic constructs, vascular grafts, and the like|
A system for monitoring a body includes a surgical implant configured for implantation within a body, a sensory module coupled to the surgical implant and configured for implantation into the body in conjunction with the surgical implant, and a communication module coupled to the surgical implant and configured for implantation into a body in conjunction with the surgical implant. The sensory module is configured to monitor characteristics of the surgical implant, surrounding tissue and/or adjacent tissue.
|Equipment for the reduction of the radar marking for aircrafts|
Equipment for the reduction of the radar marking of an aircraft v can be applied to at least one hot portion h of the aircraft, chosen from the following: a piloting cabin or cockpit, including at least one transparent portion; a first frame of the fuselage; a plurality of junction edges of components, including wings, tail veilings and engine air intakes; at least one motor face. The equipment includes at least one device for dissipating incident radar waves, which can be removably applied to at least one hot portion h of the aircraft without affecting the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft v..
|Fluid-driven power generating apparatus|
A fluid-driven power generating apparatus is a power generator in form pipes with either water wheels or balls with circumferential indents rotating therewithin. The water wheels or the balls are rotated by the fluid flow within the pipes.
|Plastic simulated stone and ceramic products manufactured from recyclable plastic and methods of making the same|
Simulated stone, clay, and transferware and jewelry blanks and ornaments and a process for their preparation using new or reclaimed low density polyethylene sheets such as bags and or other suitable materials. Some implementations can include inclusions.
|Bone infusion apparatus and methods for interbody grafts|
A bone infusion apparatus for interbody grafts includes a container; a retainer, the retainer including a recess for receiving therein bone graft material; and a lid including a plunger assembly. A method of preparing bone including cadaver bone for use in cervical fusion includes: placing cadaver bone combined with bone collected from a patient into a recess of the retainer; placing the retainer in the container; filling the container with a liquid; attaching a lid the container; depressing a plunger of the lid such that a press head advances toward the retainer causing a dynamic pressure to act on the cadaver bone combined with the bone collected from the patient; suctioning the liquid from the container; removing the combined bone from the retainer; and placing the combined bone removed from the container into a vertebral interspace of the patient..
|Dried and irradiated skin equivalents for ready use|
The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for preparing, storing, shipping and using skin equivalents made by organotypic culture. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods for producing, transporting, storing and using skin equivalents produced by organotypic culture at reduced temperatures, preferably from 2-8 degrees celsius to ambient temperature.
|Soft tissue graft and method|
Soft tissue grafts and methods for making and using them are presented. The graft includes an intermediate portion and a reduced area end portion..
|Reinforced placental tissue grafts and methods of making and using the same|
Described herein are tissue grafts derived from the placental tissue that are reinforced with at least one biocompatible mesh. The tissue grafts possess good adhesion to biological tissues and are useful in wound healing applications.
|Process for devitalizing soft-tissue engineered medical implants and devitalized soft-tissue medical implants produced|
The inventive method allows for the production of multiple decellularized soft tissue implants, where processing time is significantly less than prior art processes and the number of implants produced per day is increased over prior art processes. In clinical use, the decellularized grafts produced exhibit significantly improved in long-tem durability and function..
|Inks including pigments having tri-block copolymer grafts|
Pigment-based inks are provided. The inks include a non-polar carrier fluid and pigment particles suspended in the non-polar carrier fluid.
|Decellularized biologically-engineered tubular grafts|
This disclosure describes decellularized, biologically-engineered tubular grafts and methods of making and using such decellularized, biologically-engineered tubular grafts.. .
|Tissue grafts composed of micronized placental tissue and methods of making and using the same|
Described herein are tissue grafts composed of at least one membrane, where at least one side of the membrane has micronized placental tissue applied it. Also described herein are methods for making and using the tissue grafts..
|Placental tissue grafts modified with a cross-linking agent and methods of making and using the same|
Described herein are tissue grafts derived from the placenta that possess good adhesion to biological tissues and are useful in would healing applications. In one aspect, the tissue graft includes (1) two or more layers of amnion, wherein at least one layer of amnion is cross-linked, (2) two or more layers of chorion, wherein at least one layer of chorion is cross-linked, or (3) one or more layers of amnion and chorion, wherein at least one layer of amnion and/or chorion is cross-linked.
|Dehydration device and methods for drying biological materials|
This invention relates generally to a dehydration device and methods for drying biological materials to produce dried biological materials having enhanced structural properties. More specifically, the invention relates to a dehydration device and related methods for drying biological tissue to produce enhanced tissue grafts..
|Tissue grafted with a biodegradable polymer|
Novel implantable tissue fixation methods and compositions are disclosed. Methods and compositions of tissue, fixed using polymeric and/or variable length crosslinks, and di- or polymercapto compounds are described.
|Floral stem supports formed of hollow wire and methods of use thereof|
A hollow wire and method of using the hollow wire to wrap or support a flower stem or floral grouping, and/or use in construction, crafts, hobbies, or other uses in need of wire products, is disclosed.. .
|Devices and methods for securing medical devices within an anatomy|
The present disclosure includes a plurality of securing devices. For example, the present disclosure includes securing devices comprising sutures, everting anchors, and inverting anchors.
|Devices for generating and transferring micrografts and methods of use thereof|
The invention generally relates to devices for generating and transferring micrografts and methods of use thereof. In certain embodiments, devices of the invention include a housing having an open configuration and a closed configuration, a micrograft generating station, and a micrograft transferring station..
|Combining radioimmunotherapy and antibody-drug conjugates for improved cancer therapy|
Described herein are compositions and methods of use of radionuclide-antibody conjugates (for rait) and drug-antibody conjugates (adc). The combination of rait and adc was more efficacious than either rait alone, adc alone, or the sum of effects of rait and adc.
|Stent and stent-graft designs|
The present embodiments provide stents and stent-grafts for use in medical procedures. In one embodiment, a stent comprises a series of proximal apices, a series of distal apices, and at least one imaging element.
|Method and apparatus for designing, producing, manfacturing and delivering personalized living environments|
A method and apparatus for the creation, selection, ordering, shipping and constructing of personalized living environments that can be customized in almost unlimited configurations through the use of an architectural process, unitized assemblies, and assembly joineries is presented. The architectural process allows for the initial creation, design and selection of the unitized assembly collections based upon human factors behavioral based criteria.
|Modified propylene resin|
It is an object of the present invention to provide a modified propylene resin containing very small amounts of low-crystalline and low-molecular-weight components. The present invention relates to a modified propylene resin characterized by satisfying the following requirements (1) to (4).
|Bioreactor for cell culture on a three-dimensional substrate|
The invention also relates to the advantageous use of these bioreactors in tissue engineering, for the production of tissue grafts, notably a bone or cartilage graft.. .
|Open wireless architecture (owa) unified airborne and terrestrial communications architecture|
This invention relates to an open wireless architecture (owa) unified airborne and terrestrial communications architecture providing optimal high-speed connections with open radio transmission technologies (rtts) between aircrafts and ground cells, and between different aircrafts in ad-hoc or mesh network group, to construct the multi-dimensional unified information delivery platform across the airborne networks and the terrestrial networks wherein the same owa mobile device or owa mobile computer can be used seamlessly and continuously both in the aircrafts and on the ground.. .
|Methods of combining mesenchymal stem cells and cartilage containing allografts, and products of combined mesenchymal stem cells and cartilage containing allografts|
There is disclosed a method of combining mesenchymal stem cells (mscs) with an osteochondral allograft. In an embodiment, the method includes obtaining adipose tissue having mscs with unwanted cells.
|Combination of vacuum toilet and grey water system functions|
A combined toilet grey water system for passenger transportation vehicles such as aircrafts includes a toilet bowl for receiving waste water and a basin for receiving grey water. Moreover, the system includes a flushing line and a flushing valve with an inlet and an outlet.
|Increasing survival of free tissue grafts and flaps using phosphodiesterase type 5 (pde5) inhibitors|
The present invention relates to methods of tissue grafting and microvascular free flap transfer that involve administering a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor to the tissue graft or microvascular free flap to produce a treated graft or flap, and implanting the treated graft or flap into a recipient site of a host subject.. .
|Process for synthesizing keto-benzofuran derivatives|
The invention relates to a process for synthesizing benzofuran derivatives, in particular dronedarone of formula (d), comprising a step of friedel-crafts acylation starting from a sulfonamido-benzofuran ester intermediate.. .
|Methods for collecting and processing autografts, processed autografts, kits for collecting and transporting autografts, and tools for preparing autografts|
The present invention is directed to methods for collecting and processing autografts, processed autografts, kits for collecting and transporting autografts, and tools for preparing autografts. It is also directed to autologous bone grafts, and methods of preparing them..
|Micronized compositions composed of bone grafts and methods of making and using the same|
Described herein are compositions composed of micronized particles derived from one or more components present in placental tissue in combination with one or more bone grafts. The compositions have numerous medical applications.
|Genetically modified pigs for xenotransplantation of vascularized xenografts and derivatives thereof|
The present invention provides certain donor animals, tissues and cells that are particularly useful for xenotransplantation therapies. In particular, the invention includes porcine animals, as well as tissue and cells derived from these, which lack any expression of functional alpha 1,3 galactosyltransferase (agt) and express one or more additional transgenes which make these animals suitable donors for xenotransplantation of vascularized xenografts and derivatives thereof.
|Advanced propulsion engineless vehicle|
The present “advanced propulsion engineless vehicle” invention is revolutionary land vehicle that operates without internal combustion engine that require fossil or other fuels to operate, nor uses “plug-in or hybrid” electric vehicle technology. It is powered by conventional off-the-shelve electric vehicle components and uses standard car batteries as primary or secondary power source.
|Methods and materials for reducing venous stenosis formation of an arteriovenous fistula or graft|
This document provides methods and materials for reducing venous stenosis formation of an arteriovenous fistula or graft. For example, methods and materials for using vegf inhibitors to reduce venous stenosis formation of arteriovenous fistulas or grafts are provided..
|Underground protection for active aricrafts|
In an airfield with a short bi-directional runway and a long bi-directional runway intersecting with each other perpendicularly a system for storing and launching a plurality of airplanes includes a plurality of platforms, a plurality of rectangular cages and a frame. Onto each platform one airplane may be placed.
|Control assistance device, control assistance method and computer readable record medium with program recorded thereon|
An approach detector (20) detects the range in which a conflict will occur between an aircraft whose route is being searched and all other aircrafts on the basis of flight information acquired by a flight information acquirer (10). A first position detector (30) detects the position furthest from a position of entry in controlled airspace that the aircraft whose route is being searched can navigate to until the occurrence of the conflict.
|Use of vetiver material for reduction, eradication or prevention of bed bugs using various delivery mechanisms for vetiver oil, powder, dust and carpet into household furnishings, including but not limited to mattress|
Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver, is a perennial grass of the poaceae family, native to india. In western and northern india, it is popularly known as khus.
|Container for an oxygen supply unit, device and system of an arrangement of a number of oxygen supply devices, wherein each oxygen supply unit is stored in a container, method of control of a status and/or change of status of a container|
The invention relates to a container for an oxygen supply unit, having a container well at least, wherein a container door can be pivotably joint at a container well's edge, wherein the container is provided with a sensor system, adapted to indicate a status and/or change of status of the door, in particular relative to the well. The invention further relates to a system of an arrangement of a number of oxygen supply devices of claim 11 in a ceiling-panel along an aircrafts cabin, in particular along an aircrafts cabin alley of seats, wherein each oxygen supply unit is stored in a container, in particular in a container according to one of claims 1 to 10..
Spinal spacers for fusion of a motion segment. A spinal spacer includes a body, which may be formed of a bone composition.
|Fenestrated stent grafts|
A stent graft (1) including a tubular wall (3) with at least one fenestration (40) including a peripheral (37) reinforcement around at least part of the fenestration. There can also be a tubular extension (15).
|Umbilical cord products|
Disclosed herein, in certain instances, are tissue grafts derived from ucam. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, are use for tissue grafts derived from ucam..
|Customizable fencing system and method|
Disclosed is a system and method for a decorative, easy to install privacy fencing system and method therefor. A customizable fencing and privacy enclosure system is provided comprising vertical clamp members and a preferably decorative fabric sheet providing at least some level of ventilation therethrough, such system being configured for attachment to existing fence posts or newly installed fence posts.
|Method and apparatus for allowing secured overdrafts of reloadable debit card accounts|
The invention discloses a reloadable debit card which may be overdrawn by authorized merchants thus allowing future and recurring payments to be made via ach transactions against this debit card. In addition, the cardholder may repay indebtedness simply by depositing funds onto the reloadable debit card..
|Materials and methods for nerve grafting|
The subject invention pertains to compositions and methods for promoting repair of damaged nerve tissue using nerve grafts and preparation of nerve grafts. The compositions and methods of the subject invention can be employed to restore the continuity of nerve interrupted by disease, traumatic events or surgical procedures.
|Placental tissue grafts|
A method for preparing placenta membrane tissue grafts for medical use, includes obtaining a placenta from a subject, cleaning the placenta, separating the chorion tissue from the amniotic membrane, mounting a selected layer of either the chorion tissue or the amniotic membrane onto a drying fixture, dehydrating the selected layer on the drying fixture, and cutting the selected layer into a plurality of tissue grafts. Preferably, the drying fixture includes grooves or raised edges that define the outer contours of each desired tissue graft, after they are cut, and further includes raised or indented logos that emboss the middle area of the tissue grafts during dehydration and that enables an end user to distinguish the top from the bottom side of the graft.
The present invention provides polymers for use in preventing damage to the membranes of cells in fat grafts. Mixing of a triblock copolymer such as poloxymer p188 with adipocytes or adipose tissue to be transplanted into a subject is thought to stabilize the membranes of the cells leading to more successful fat transplantation in soft tissue reconstruction or augmentation.
|Case flow augmenting arrangement for cooling variable speed electric motor-pumps|
Example fluid circuits (e.g., within aircrafts) include first and second pump assemblies. The first pump assembly has an electric motor and a first fluid pump.
|Compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same|
Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film.