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Implantable permanent prosthesis (i.e., artificial body member) (e.g., pacemaker, lens, cornea, glaucoma shunt, heart valve, muscle, spinal disc, breast, internal organ)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
427200250 Liquid conveying (e.g., vascular, arterial, bile duct, urethra) 122
427200260 For mineralized body part (e.g., bone, tooth, crown, hip) 32
20130040043METHOD OF COATING MEDICAL DEVICES INCLUDING APPLICATION OF PEPTIDE LINKER COATING - Process of manufacturing a medical implant device comprising applying a peptide linker pre-coating to the medical implant device for subsequent coating of a therapeutic agent, wherein the peptide linker contains no therapeutic or other active agents. The method further comprises delivering the pre-coated device to a point of care and applying a therapeutic coating on the pre-coated medical implant device at the point of care.02-14-2013
20130209661PROCESSES FOR MAKING POROUS IMPLANTABLE MATERIALS - Described herein are methods of making open celled foams including a matrix of interconnected spheres. The open celled foams are silicone based materials and can be used to coat implants, such as breast implants, and function to encourage tissue ingrowth and reduce capsular formation.08-15-2013
20130040042Surgical Mesh Spray and Delivery System - A device for spraying a biological substance onto a biocompatible implant. The device includes a housing that defines a sterile chamber. A spray head is within the chamber and proximate to a first end. A first conduit is configured to direct the biological substance into the chamber through a first spray tip of the spray head. A second conduit is configured to direct an activator into the chamber through a second spray tip of the spray head. A third conduit is configured to direct compressed air to the chamber through a third spray tip of the spay head. The spray head is configured to direct a coating of the biological substance as activated by the activator to the implant seated within the chamber at a second end that is opposite to the first end.02-14-2013
20130040044METHOD OF COATING MEDICAL DEVICES INCLUDING APPLICATION OF HYDROXYAPATITE COATING - Process of manufacturing a medical implant device comprising applying a hydroxyapatite pre-coating to the medical implant device, delivering the pre-coated device to a point of care and applying a therapeutic coating on the pre-coated medical implant device at the point of care.02-14-2013
20100323092Stent Coating Device - The present invention is a method and device, which is suitable for use in an operating theater just prior to implantation, for selectively applying a medical coating to an implantable medical device, for example a stent. Disclosed is a device for use with a stent deployed on a catheter balloon. The device is configured to apply a medical coating of a desired thickness to the surface of a stent only. This is done by use of a drop-on-demand ink-jet printing system in association with an optical scanning device. The device is further configured so as to, if necessary, apply a plurality of layered coats, each layered coat being of a different coating material, and if appropriate, different thickness. The section of the housing in which the stent is held during the coating procedure is detachable from the housing base. The detachable housing section may be easily cleaned and re-sterilized or simply disposed of.12-23-2010
20130045327Making a Soft Tissue Prosthesis for Repairing a Defect of an Abdominal Wall or a Pelvic Cavity Wall - Surgical prostheses and methods of using and making surgical prostheses are disclosed.02-21-2013
20120164309COATING METHOD AND COATING DEVICE - A device for coating at least regions of a medical implant includes an elastically deformable transfer means having a liquid that contains at least one pharmaceutically active substance. The liquid can be transferred to the medical implant when the transfer means is contacted with a surface of the medical implant.06-28-2012
20110045163METHOD FOR PERFUSING A BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIAL GRAFT WITH A LIQUID AND PERFUSION KIT - A method for perfusing a biocompatible material graft with a perfusion liquid includes the steps of: introducing the graft (02-24-2011
20090232963DIAZONIUM SALT MODIFICATION OF SILK POLYMER - A method for modifying silk polymer by coupling a chemical moiety to a tyrosine residue of a silk polymer is described herein for the purpose of altering the physical properties of the silk protein. Thus, silk proteins with desired physical properties can be produced by the methods described herein. These methods are particularly useful when the introduction of cells to a mammal is desired, since modifications to the silk protein affect the physical properties and thus the adhesion, metabolic activity and cell morphology of the desired cells. The silk protein can be modified to produce, or modify, a structure that provides an optimal environment for the desired cells.09-17-2009
20090047413CONDUCTIVE THERAPEUTIC COATING FOR MEDICAL DEVICE - An implantable medical device includes a housing and a coating disposed on the housing. The coating includes a conductive carrier and a therapeutic agent, e.g. an anti-infective agent such as silver particles. The conductive carrier can be any suitable conductive material, such as iridium oxide, titanium nitride, diamond-like carbon, graphite, polyaniline, platinum, carbon nanotubes, carbon black, platinum black, or poly 3,4,-ethylenedioxythiophene. Coatings containing iridium oxide and metallic silver particles are effective in inhibiting bacterial growth in vitro.02-19-2009
20080268134ELECTRODE WITH INCREASED STABILITY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides an implantable electrode with increased stability having a clustered structure wherein the surface of the electrode is covered with a material comprising openings which are filled with sticks or posts.10-30-2008
20090130293BIOCOMPATIBLE COATINGS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES - Biocompatible coatings for implantable medical devices are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide plasma etch processes, surface silanization processes, and protein coating processes. Embodiments of the invention provide tropoelastin coatings and methods of creating tropoelastin coatings for implantable medical devices. Optionally, the biocompatible coating can be a drug eluting coating.05-21-2009
20110281022Methods For Controlling The Release Rate And Improving The Mechanical Properties Of A Stent Coating - Methods for controlling the release rate and improving the mechanical properties of a stent coating are disclosed.11-17-2011
20100227043Oriented collagen gel - Techniques for the production of flow-oriented collagen gels using hydrodynamics to influence the assembly of collagen fibers. Highly concentrated monomeric solutions of collagen are subjected to shear and extensional flow as they are drawn onto a substrate to induce fibrillogenesis under a high Ph buffer. The produced gel captures the flow induced ordering of molecular collagen upon fibril formation. The depositing or the induction of fibrillogenosis occurs without the application of a magnetic field to the concentration of collagen. These highly oriented 3D scaffolds are capable inducing contact guidance and guiding mammalian cell growth. The collagen fibers mimic the construction of in vivo fibers with the characteristic D-periodicity and the integrin receptors on the fibroblasts respond to this organization. The industrial applications of three-dimensional collagen gels as a biomaterial are widespread from drug delivery to burn repair or tissue engineering system.09-09-2010
20110217449CONTROLLED VAPOR DEPOSITION OF BIOCOMPATIBLE COATINGS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES - An intraocular lens with a hydrophilic polymer coating composition and method of preparing same are provided. Specifically, a composition suitable for reducing tackiness in intraocular lenses is provided wherein an acrylic intraocular lens is treated by vapor deposition with an alkoxy silyl terminated polyethylene glycol polymer composition.09-08-2011
20090269479Method For Biostable Inclusion Of A Biobeneficial Agent On An Outermost Surface Of An Implantable Medical Device - The current invention is directed to a method of protecting UV or visible light sensitive drugs from the effects of UV or visible radiation used to form covalent bonds between a biobeneficial material and the outermost surface of an implantable medical device in order to lessen the foreign body response to the device.10-29-2009
20080206440Bioabsorbable Polymeric Composition and Medical Device Background - A method for fabricating an embodiment of a medical device comprising the steps of: preparing a biodegradable polymeric structure; coating the biodegradable polymeric structure with a polymeric coat including a pharmacological or biological agent; cutting the structure into patterns configured to allow for crimping of the cut structure and expansion of the cut structure after crimping into a deployed configuration.08-28-2008
20080213462Methods For Coating An Implantable Device - A process for coating an implantable device is disclosed. In this process, at least one implantable device is tumbled. As the implantable device is being tumbled, a coating substance is introduced to coat the implantable device with the coating substance.09-04-2008
20080213463Implantable product with improved aqueous interface characteristics and method for making and using same - An implantable medical device including a porous membrane that is treated with a hydrophilic substance to obtain rapid optimum visualization using technology for viewing inside of a mammalian body. These technologies include ultrasound echocardiography and video imaging such as that used during laparoscopic procedures.09-04-2008
20100136211IFBM's to Promote the Specific Attachment of Target Analytes to the Surface of Orthopedic Implants - The present invention provides an improved coating for surfaces of medical implants. The coating comprises at least one interfacial biomaterial (IFBM) which is comprised of at least one binding module that binds to the surface of an implant or implant-related material (“implant module”) and at least one binding module that selectively binds to a target analyte or that is designed to have a desired effect (“analyte module”). The modules are connected by a linker. In some embodiments, the IFBM coating acts to promote the recognition and attachment of target analytes to surface of the device. The IFBM coating improves the performance of implanted medical devices, for example, by promoting osteointegration of the implant.06-03-2010
20110206828Devices and Methods for Tissue Engineering - A resorbable tissue scaffold fabricated from bioactive glass fiber forms a rigid three-dimensional porous matrix having a bioactive composition. Porosity in the form of interconnected pore space is provided by the space between the bioactive glass fiber in the porous matrix. Strength of the bioresorbable matrix is provided by bioactive glass that fuses and bonds the bioactive glass fiber into the rigid three-dimensional matrix. The resorbable tissue scaffold supports tissue in-growth to provide osteoconductivity as a resorbable tissue scaffold, used for the repair of damaged and/or diseased bone tissue.08-25-2011
20090035448MEDICAL DEVICE COATING BY LASER CLADDING - Methods for making medical devices having porous coatings. Methods may comprise providing a tubing section having inner and outer surfaces and positioning a nozzle proximate to a target surface of the parent tubing section. A powder form of the porous coating may be delivered toward the tubing section, and a laser may be directed at the powder to melt the powder to form a melt pool. The melt pool can solidify to form the porous coating on the target surface. Portions of the parent tubing section may then be cut away to form the support structure of the medical device, such as a stent.02-05-2009
20080274266Selective Application Of Therapeutic Agent to a Medical Device - A method of coating an implantable medical device may include providing an implantable medical device, applying a polymer base to the medical device, and directing a first solution including therapeutic agent and solvent through the nozzle onto a target zone of the polymer base coating to penetrate the polymer base coating. The solution may be directed at the target zone until a predetermined concentration of the therapeutic agent can be integrated within the polymer base coating.11-06-2008
20080292776Hydrophilic Coating - The invention relates to a hydrophilic coating formulation which when cured results in a hydrophilic coating, wherein the hydrophilic coating formulation comprises a polyelectrolyte and a non-ionic hydrophilic polymer. The invention further relates to a coating system, a hydrophilic coating, a lubricious coating, use of a polyelectrolyte and a non-ionic hydrophilic polymer in a lubricious coating, an article, a medical device or component and a method of forming on a substrate a hydrophilic coating.11-27-2008
20080280025Multi-purpose holding device - This invention relates to a multi-purpose holding device to handle, support and rotate one or more hollow cylindrical objects. The holding device consists of a rigid frame and support members for precise alignment and rotation of one or more objects within the frame structure. A method is also provided to reproducibly support, rotate and inspect the hollow cylindrical objects.11-13-2008
20100143577PERCUTANEOUS ACCESS DEVICE SYSTEM FACILITATING CELL GROWTH THEREON - A biocompatible implantable portal is provided that has a wall defining a communicative passage through an interior bore. The exterior of the portal has a neck region adapted to promote autologous cell growth on the neck region. A series of channels are provided on the exterior neck region to facilitate autologous cell growth while disfavoring fluid pooling and bacterial growth. Typical channel widths are from 20 to 300 microns, with adjacent channels being separated by plateaus having a width of between 0 and 600 microns. Providing the portal exterior neck region with a texture varying on a nanometer length scale facilitates autologous cell growth. Applying a coating such as a tissue scaffolding matrix to the neck region prior to implantation also facilitates cell growth. A coupling or a manifold encompassing the neck region facilitates the draw of vacuum and/or mechanical protection for the growing cells.06-10-2010
20100151113MANUFACTURE OF A RADIATING STRUCTURE FOR A MEDICAL IMPLANT - A method of manufacturing a radiating structure having a selected capacitance. The method includes receiving a particular lot of a dielectric material having a nominal permittivity; receiving a measured value of an actual permittivity for the particular lot, the actual permittivity being different from the nominal permittivity; using the actual permittivity, determining the number of laminas of dielectric material required to cause the radiating structure to have the selected capacitance; causing the determined number of laminas of the dielectric material to be formed on a substrate, thereby forming a dielectric layer; and causing the radiating element to form on the layer.06-17-2010
20090317537Method and System for Selective Coating of Endoluminal Prostheses - A system and method for coating an endoprosthesis involves an applicator capable of delivering a coating substance to the endoprosthesis without spraying. The applicator may have a tube or die through which a coating substance is moved upwards by capillary action or by means of a pump so as to form an accumulation of the coating substance at an upper portion of the applicator. The endoprosthesis can be lowered onto the accumulation, then axially translated or rotated in order to transfer the coating substance to selected portions of the endoprosthesis. The applicator is lowered and/or the endoprosthesis is raised in order to form gaps in the coating. Selective coating of abluminal or luminal surface of the endoprosthesis may also be performed by allowing the surface to skip on a liquid surface of a pool of the coating substance.12-24-2009
20080311280METHODS AND DEVICES FOR COATING STENTS - Various embodiments of methods and devices for coating stents are described herein.12-18-2008
20080286440Process for coating a substrate - A method to coat a substrate for the formation of coatings having a desired surface morphology is provided, wherein the roughness and the total surface area of the coating can be varied during the coating process. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of generating droplets from a coating composition, transporting the droplets to the substrate and depositing a majority of the droplets on the substrate.11-20-2008
20100310756Implantable Medical Device Having a Conformal Coating and Method for Manufacture - An implantable electrical medical device and method for manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes forming a conductive substrate, placing the conductive substrate in a deposition chamber; and forming a conformal coating over the conductive substrate using atomic layer deposition. In various embodiments, the conformal coating is a conductive coating and in other embodiments the conformal coating is a dielectric coating.12-09-2010
20120135130METHOD OF MAKING IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING CONTROLLED SURFACE PROPERTIES - An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.05-31-2012
20110008528METHOD OF COATING A STENT HAVING VARIABLE DRUG RELEASE RATE - A method of coating a stent may comprise applying a composition including a drug and a polymer to the stent to form a coating. The release rate of the drug from the coating gradually increases along a length of the stent which extends axially from opposite ends of the stent. The variable drug release rate can be accomplished by varying the coating thickness, by applying a barrier region over the drug-containing composition, and/or by having different polymers in the coating, the polymers having different drug permeabilities.01-13-2011
20110117267Soft Prosthesis Shell Texturing Method - A method of texturing a soft prosthetic implant shell, such as a silicone breast implant shell. A soft prosthetic implant with a textured external surface layer of silicone elastomer and having an open-cell structure is made by adhering and then dissolving round salt crystals. The resulting roughened surface has enhanced physical properties relative to surfaces formed with angular salt crystals. An implant having such a textured external surface layer is expected to help prevent capsular contraction, to help prevent scar formation, and to help in anchoring the implant within the body.05-19-2011
20090053392Implantable medical devices for local and regional treatment - Implantable medical devices adapted to erodibly release delivery media for local and regional treatment are disclosed.02-26-2009
20090220677METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COVERED STENT - A method of manufacturing a covered stent having a sufficiently thick covering to retain a therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic agent. The covering is applied to the entire outer surface of the stent to provide sufficient volume for retention of the therapeutic agent. In certain embodiments, the stent has a plurality of openings that are covered by the covering. The invention is particularly suited for certain applications, such as for the manufacture of non-vascular stents.09-03-2009
20100003396System and Method of Loading and Detecting Beneficial Agent on a Prosthesis - An interventional device for delivery of beneficial agent to a lumen and methods of loading and manufacture of the same, which include a prosthesis loaded with beneficial agent to provide a controlled dosage concentration of beneficial agent to the lumen. The beneficial agent is loaded onto the prosthesis by a fluid-dispenser having a dispensing element capable of dispensing the beneficial agent in discrete droplets, each droplet having a controlled trajectory. The method of loading beneficial agent includes dispensing beneficial agent in a raster format and/or an off-axis format along a dispensing path.01-07-2010
20100178414SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOLDING SOFT FLUID-FILLED IMPLANT SHELLS - Systems and methods for molding shells for fluid-filled prosthetic implants, including spinning and rotating dip- or spray-mandrels during a devolatilization step to ensure an even covering. The mandrels may be spun during the dipping or spraying step, and/or afterward while a solvent evaporates until a gum state is formed. The techniques are particularly useful for forming hollow shells from silicone dispersions for soft implants, such as breast implants.07-15-2010
20090029030POLYMER LINK HYBRID STENT - The present invention is directed to an expandable polymer link hybrid stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery along with a method of making the stent. The stent generally includes a series of metallic cylindrical rings longitudinally aligned on a common axis of the stent and interconnected by a series of polymeric links. The polymer links are formed by applying polymer layers between the rings and laser ablating the excess material. The polymeric material forming the polymeric links, provides longitudinal and flexural flexibility to the stent while maintaining sufficient column strength to space the cylindrical rings along the longitudinal axis. The metallic material forming the rings provides the necessary radial stiffness.01-29-2009
20110070356Texturizing Surfaces - Methods for applying surface texture to the exterior of bodily implants, as well as implants made by the methods described.03-24-2011
20090317538BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE IMPLANTS - This invention relates to an implant for treating pathological changes in the spinal column and/or locomotor system. According to one embodiment of the invention, the implant has a surface, a body, and an enamel-like or varnish-like coating that is up to 100 μm thick, comprises a biodegradable polymer such as polylactide which has a mean molecular weight of 100 kDa or less, forms an adhesive bond to the surface of the body such that when the implant is implanted, mechanical friction will not abrade or damage the coating, and is adapted to contact bone when implanted. This coating has an osteoinductive effect, which promotes the healing of fractures. Additional osteoinductive materials such as growth factors may be incorporated in the coating. The invention also relates to a method for producing such an implant using the following steps: preparing a dispersion of a biodegradable polymer in an organic solvent; applying the dispersion on the surface to be coated; and allowing the organic solvent to evaporate.12-24-2009
20110020531Method for coating medical devices - An apparatus for coating medical devices at the point of care with a polymer and/or therapeutic agent comprising an environmentally controlled device coating chamber in which the device may be delivered by the manufacturer as the device packaging, or the device may be placed into the chamber at the point of care. The environmentally controlled chamber can provide a sterile enclosure in which the polymer and/or a therapeutic agent can be applied to an uncoated or previously coated device and converted to another form (such as a liquid to a film or gel) if desired, under controlled and reproducible conditions. The environmentally controlled chamber can accommodate and provide for coating the device by immersion, spray and other methods of covering the device surface with a liquid or powder. The chamber can provide for energy sources, both internally, such as heat produced by film heaters, and externally, such as UV light or microwave passing through the enclosure. The chamber may allow for changes in atmosphere to affect the coating, such as the introduction of certain gases and introducing pressure or vacuum.01-27-2011
20100330259BIOBENEFICIAL COATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF - A biobeneficial coating composition for coating an implantable device, such as a drug eluting stent, a method of coating the device with the composition, and an implantable device coated with the composition are provided.12-30-2010
20100159118METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF BIOCOMPATIBLE IMPLANT - A heat treatment is performed on a base material so that its surface is formed thereon with a titanium oxide film, and then, the titanium oxide film is irradiated with ultraviolet rays, whereby a biocompatible implant is produced. At this time, preferable methods are that for forming a titanium oxide film by heating a base material made of titanium metal or a titanium alloy in an oxidizable gas, and that for forming a titanium oxide film according to a sol-gel method by coating a liquid containing a titanium compound on the surface of the base material, followed by heating. Thereby, a method for producing a biocompatible implant having a titanium oxide film excellent in an ability of forming hydroxyapatite is provided.06-24-2010
20100189879Method For Providing An Implantable Electrical Lead Wire - Implantable electrical lead wires, such as cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy wires, are coated with a metal, ceramic, or carbon to a thickness of about 100 nm or less to provide a non-reactive interface to polyurethane sheathing materials. Preferred is sputter coating an amorphous carbon intermediate the alloy wire and the polyurethane sheath.07-29-2010
20100021620Low Temperature Drug Deposition - A drug coating is formed by vaporizing a drug in a deposition chamber having an implantable medical device such as a stent loaded therein. A vacuum is utilized to lower the pressure within the deposition chamber, thereby reducing the temperature necessary to vaporize the drug. The drug is then deposited onto the implantable medical device while in a vapor phase to form the drug coating.01-28-2010
20100028526THIN FILM COATING METHOD - The invention relates to a thin film coating method using a thin film having minimal adhesion in relation to biological species, of the type comprising the deposition of a thin film with —COOH function. The invention is characterised in that the method includes a step involving the vapour phase chemical decomposition of a carbonaceous precursor containing neither a carboxyl group nor a carbonyl group, in the presence of water. The invention is particularly suitable for use in the field of thin films.02-04-2010
20110064868LIQUID AND LOW MELTING COATINGS FOR STENTS - Stents with coatings comprising a combination of a restenosis inhibitor comprising an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and a carrier. Also provided are methods of coating stents with a combination of an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and a carrier. A preferred example of a restenosis inhibitor is cerivastatin. The stent coatings have been shown to release restenosis inhibitors in their active forms.03-17-2011
20120164310COATING DEVICE AND COATING METHOD - A device for coating a medical implant includes a container that contains a liquid having at least one pharmaceutically active substance. An elastic head for application of the liquid onto a surface to be coated is connected to an inside of the container through at least one channel.06-28-2012
20100047437HYDROGEL BALLOON PROSTHESIS FOR NUCLEUS PULPOSUS - A prosthesis for replacing or supplementing a nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disk is an expandable container having flexible walls, the container being adapted to be inserted into a central cavity of an intervertebral disk through a narrow cannula, and the flexible walls are made from a biocompatible hydrogel. A preferred hydrogel is a cryogel formed from an aqueous solution of poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone). The prosthesis may be prepared by dip-coating a mandrel with an aqueous solution of a hydrogel-forming polymer or mixture of such polymers, gelling the coated solution by chilling, and subjecting the gelled coating to a series of repeated freeze-thaw treatments. In use, the prosthesis is inserted into a central cavity of an intervertebral disk and filled with biocompatible material, e.g., a biocompatible liquid, a biocompatible polymer, and a biocompatible hydrogel, particularly a thermogelling hydrogel.02-25-2010
20100047436Method of Making a Cardiac Valve - There is provided an artificial cardiac or heart valve, more particularly a flexible leaflet heart valve used to replace natural aortic or pulmonary valves of the heart in which the leaflet geometry is defined by a parabolic function and a method of manufacturing said artificial cardiac valves. In addition, there is provided leaflets which have geometry defined by a parabolic function.02-25-2010
20120276279PIEZOELECTRIC FILM - A method for producing a biocompatible material of the formula Na11-01-2012
20120321777IIMPLANTS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A implantable prosthesis having an external surface at least a portion of which is an open-cell structure is made by providing an implantable member having a surface applying a first layer of elastomer to the surface, applying a first layer of particles to the first layer of elastomer, applying a second layer of elastomer to the first layer of particles, applying a second layer of particles to the second layer of elastomer, curing the layers of elastomer, and removing the particles to form an external surface at least a portion of which is an open-cell structure.12-20-2012
20100166941METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DRUG LOADING IN A MEDICAL DEVICE - Systems and relative methods for regulating the loading capacity of a coating sleeve affixed to an outer surface of an implantable medical device to control an amount of antimicrobial agent delivered with the implantable medical device. A coating sleeve defines fibril void spaces into which therapeutic agents are loaded. A clamp is positioned on the coating sleeve to adjust the volume of the fibril void spaces so as to regulate the loading capacity of the coating sleeve.07-01-2010
20080226812Stent coating apparatus and method - An apparatus and method for coating abluminal surface of a stent is described. The apparatus includes a stent support, a coating device, and an imaging system. The coating device includes a solution reservoir and transducer assembly. The transducer assembly includes a plurality of transducers and a controller. Each transducer is used to generate focused acoustic waves in the coating substance in the reservoir. A controller is communicated to an image system to enable the transducers to generate droplets on demand and at the predetermined ejection points on the surface of the coating substance to coat the stent. A method for coating a stent includes stent mounting, stent movement, and droplet excitation.09-18-2008
20130122184COATING METHOD AND COATING DEVICE FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS - Methods and devices coat, at least regions of, a medical implant, preferably of an artificial joint or a fixation for a joint. The method provides a medical implant, fills a device with a liquid having at least one pharmaceutically active substance, wherein the device has a compressed, at least over regions thereof, elastic, porous transfer means increases a volume of the transfer means, whereby the liquid is taken up at least partly into the pores of the transfer means, and transfers the liquid from the transfer means to a medical implant surface to be coated. The device coats, at least regions of, a medical implant, by means of the method, whereby the device has a compressed, at least over regions thereof, elastic, porous transfer means.05-16-2013
20080292777COATING SLEEVE - The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for modifying a structure such as a medical device through the selective application of a coating. A coating sleeve may comprise an elastomeric wall that may be permeable or impermeable to a coating material and may be porous so as to allow for patterned coating of the device. The coating sleeve may contain surface protrusions that facilitate manipulation by providing sites for grasping and pulling. In operation the coating sleeve may be fitted on the device prior to application of a coating and removed subsequent to application of the coating.11-27-2008
20100316787Biomimetic Coating Method - A modified method of preparing and applying a biomimetic coating to a medical device substrate surface is described. The modified biomimetic coating method utilizes a solvent mixture of water and an organic water miscible solvent that results in a more efficient coating process, reducing the time required to apply a sufficiently adherent biomimetic coating.12-16-2010
20120282390METHODS OF MODIFYING STENT COATING THICKNESSES - A method of manufacturing a stent includes applying a coating to the stent and changing an amount of the coating being applied to the stent by modifying the diameter of the stent.11-08-2012
20130122185SURFACE MODIFICATION TO IMPROVE LUBRICITY, ABRASION RESISTANCE AND TEMPERATURE RESILIENCE OF LEADS - A medical electrical lead body having an outer surface and including at least one lumen having an inner surface treated with a silane surface modifying agent to form a three-dimensional, densely cross-linked lubricious coating over at least a portion of the inner surface of the lumen. The outer surface of the lead body also may be similarly treated. The lubricious silane coating may reduce the coefficient of friction of the coated surface of the lead body by as much as 80% when compared to an uncoated surface. A reduction in the coefficient of friction may enhance the stringing efficiency of a conductor through the lead body lumen and may enhance its abrasion resistance.05-16-2013

Patent applications in class Implantable permanent prosthesis (i.e., artificial body member) (e.g., pacemaker, lens, cornea, glaucoma shunt, heart valve, muscle, spinal disc, breast, internal organ)

Patent applications in all subclasses Implantable permanent prosthesis (i.e., artificial body member) (e.g., pacemaker, lens, cornea, glaucoma shunt, heart valve, muscle, spinal disc, breast, internal organ)