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623 - Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
623100150 Stent structure 1007
623100110 Stent combined with surgical delivery system (e.g., surgical tools, delivery sheath, etc.) 965
623100420 Drug delivery 224
623100130 Stent in combination with graft 197
623100440 Having plural layers 173
623100240 Including valve 127
623100350 Bifurcated 94
623100340 Having marker (e.g., color, radiopaque, etc.) 48
623100230 Including means for graft delivery (e.g., delivery sheath, ties, threads, etc.) 43
623100360 With means to attach graft to natural blood vessel (e.g., hooks, etc.) 40
623100380 Absorbable in natural tissue 39
623100490 Made of synthetic material 31
623100390 Having pores 30
623100410 Having living cell 22
623100300 Having variable diameter 13
623100270 Having plurality of parallel lumens 4
20090099645Radiopaque markers and medical devices comprising binary alloys of titanium - There is disclosed medical devices, such as stents, guidewires and embolic filters, comprising a binary alloy of titanium and one binary element selected from platinum, palladium, rhodium, and gold. There is also disclosed a radiopaque marker comprising the disclosed binary alloy, as well as medical devices having the radiopaque marker attached thereto. Methods of attaching the radiopaque marker to the medical devices, such as by welding, are also disclosure also disclosed.04-16-2009
20100179642Vascular Graft With Kink Resistance After Clamping - A self-sealing vascular graft with kink resistance is described. The vascular graft includes a substrate that can be a PTFE, having a self-sealing region that may include several layers of material. The central section of the vascular graft may be constructed differently from surrounding self-sealing regions, in order to provide kink resistance following the clamping of the graft. Also described is a graft with a flared cuff attached to one or both ends, the attachment or transition region including reinforcement beading.07-15-2010
20120259406METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING ANEURYSMS - Methods for treatment of aneurysms using a sequential manifold console to deploy multiple filling structures are provided herein. In one aspect, aneurysms are treated by simultaneously filling two double-walled filling structure using a sequential manifold console to guide a user in the steps to be followed in the procedure and to reliably achieve a consistent and durable aneurysmal treatment using a curable medium. The structures may be delivered over balloon deployment mechanisms in order to shape and open tubular lumens therethrough. Pairs of filling structures delivered to the aneurysm from different access openings of a patient can be simultaneously prepared and pressurized from a single treatment console when treating abdominal aortic aneurysms using the described systems and methods.10-11-2012
20130158650PHASE SEPARATION SPRAYED SCAFFOLD - Systems and methods for producing scaffolds are disclosed. The system includes a polymer solution and a non-solvent, which are sprayed into receiving portions of support elements. After scaffolds are formed on the support elements, the support elements permit elongation of the scaffolds. Composites formed from a plurality of scaffolds are also disclosed.06-20-2013
623100320 Having built-in reinforcement 4
20090171448Implantable device with miniature rotating portion for energy harvesting - A miniature rotating portion, anchored to and used within the human body. Optionally and preferably, the device may be used to generate energy for sensors or other implantable devices.07-02-2009
20130018454Small Diameter Vascular Graft Produced by a Hybrid Method - The present invention relates to a hybrid graft and methods of generating the hybrid graft. The hybrid graft comprises an exterior surface and a luminal surface. The luminal surface comprises a micropattern of grooves to which cells adhere and orient along. The exterior surface comprises electrospun microfibers wherein the microfibers provide mechanical properties to the graft. The hybrid graft is capable supporting endothelial cell attachment, endothelial cell alignment, cell proliferation, and maintaining their in vivo function. The graft of the invention can recapitulate the in vivo morphology and function of natural vascular endothelium.01-17-2013
20100280598VASCULAR GRAFT PROSTHESIS HAVING A REINFORCED MARGIN FOR ENHANCED ANASTOMOSIS - A vascular graft prosthesis having a reinforced margin designed and configured to strengthen the margin for various purposes, such as to minimize suture hole elongation and prevent suture line tearing during vessel anastomosis, thereby enhancing the vessel anastomosis and the anastomotic site.11-04-2010
20130197625FIBERS AND YARNS USEFUL FOR CONSTRUCTING GRAFT MATERIALS - The present invention discloses a composite yarn comprising at least one wear-resistant polymeric fiber and at least one flexible polymeric fiber. The present invention also discloses a co-extruded filament comprising a polymeric inner core and a polymeric outer sheath. The polymeric inner core comprises a flexible polymeric material and the polymeric outer sheath comprises a wear-resistant polymeric material. The composite yarn and the co-extruded filament synergistically combine durability and flexibility, and thereby are particularly useful for the construction of graft materials. The present invention further discloses a reinforced fiber graft comprising wear-resistant beads and weaves of flexible polymeric fibers. In another aspect, the present invention discloses a process for assembling a graft device without suture knots by using the inventive co-extruded filament.08-01-2013
623100280 Having pleats 3
20100241218Branch Vessel Prosthesis With a Roll-Up Sealing Assembly - A branch prosthesis configured for placement in a branch vessel includes an expandable tubular body portion, an expandable annular flange attached to a proximal end of the body portion, and a sealing sleeve proximally extending from the annular flange. The sealing sleeve is adapted to deform to a generally straight cylindrical hollow shape during implantation. When deployed, the sealing sleeve rolls up to a tightly-wound coil that bears against the annular flange. When used in conjunction with a main prosthesis having a side opening and deployed within in a main vessel, the annular flange of the branch prosthesis engages an outer surface of the main prosthesis around a perimeter of the side opening and the sealing sleeve engages an inner surface of the main prosthesis around the perimeter of the side opening to form a fluid-tight seal between the main prosthesis and the branch prosthesis.09-23-2010
20080228262Nonwoven vascular prosthesis and process for its production - The object of the invention is a nonwoven vascular prosthesis (09-18-2008
20130131784METALLIC IMPLANTABLE GRAFTS AND METHOD 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. The implantable medical grafts are suitable for use as endoluminal or surgical grafts and may be used as vascular grafts, stent-grafts, skin grafts, shunts, bone grafts, surgical patches, non-vascular conduits, valvular leaflets, filters, occlusion membranes, artificial sphincters, tendons and ligaments.05-23-2013
20110196467BLOOD VESSEL WRAP08-11-2011
20110196468INTRAVASCULAR DEVICES FOR TREATING BLOOD VESSELS AND A METHOD OF USING SUCH DEVICES - A medical implant for occluding a blood vessel. The medical implant comprises a cup shaped elastic blood impermeable membrane sized and shaped for substantially occluding a lumen of a blood vessel, at least one scaffolding element mounted, sized and shaped for being attached at least one blood clot forming in front of the elastic blood impermeable membrane, and at least one anchoring element having a tip directed outward from the center of the cup shaped elastic blood impermeable membrane.08-11-2011
20100042197PREPARATION OF HOLLOW CELLULOSE VESSELS - The present invention relates to an improved method for the preparation of hollow cellulose vessels produced by a microorganism, and hollow cellulose vessels prepared by this method. The method is characterized by the culturing of the cellulose-producing microorganisms being performed on the outer surface of a hollow carrier, and providing an oxygen containing gas on the inner side of the hollow carrier, the oxygen containing gas having an oxygen level higher than atmospheric oxygen. The hollow microbial cellulose vessels of the present invention are characterized by improved mechanical properties and can be used in surgical procedures to replace or repair an internal hollow organ such as the urethra, ureter, the trachea, a digestive tract, a lymphatic vessel or a blood vessel02-18-2010
20100106233BIONANOCOMPOSITE FOR TISSUE REGENERATION AND SOFT TISSUE REPAIR - The present invention provides a bionanocomposite including a pre-selected decellularized tissue crosslinked with a pre-selected nanomaterial. Also provided is a process for fabricating the bionanocomposite. Additionally, applications for using the bionanocomposite as soft tissue repair materials or scaffolds for tissue engineering are described.04-29-2010
20110022148THERMO-MECHANICALLY CONTROLLED IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE - An implant comprises a structure that may be implanted into tissue and that has a first material property at normal body temperature. The first material property is variable at elevated temperatures above normal body temperature. The implant also has a plurality of particles dispersed in the structure that are adapted to convert incident radiation into heat energy when irradiated with electromagnetic radiation. The particles are in thermal contact with the structure such that exposure of the particles to incident radiation raises the temperature of the structure thereby changing the first material property relative to the first material property at normal body temperature.01-27-2011
20110264184SLEEVE AND TUBING DEVICE FOR RESTRICTING AND CONSTRICTING ANEURYSMS AND A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING SUCH A DEVICE - A sleeve device, system and method are provided for restricting and/or constricting aneurysms. More particularly, a sleeve and/or a double-walled sleeve is located in or on a vessel in the location of an aneurysm. When placed around the outside of a vessel, is used to constrict the aneurysm containing portion of the vessel. Optionally, a saddle portion can be disposed outside of the vessel to hold the sleeve in a desired location. When placed inside the vessel, the sleeve is provided to bypass blood flowing through the aneurysm. If desired, the sleeve may be constructed as a double-walled sleeve that can be inflated to apply pressure to and/or in the vessel.10-27-2011
20100292770ENDOVASCULAR GRAFT JOINT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE - A joint and method for producing a joint in an endovascular graft. In one embodiment, a flap of a flexible material portion of an endovascular graft is folded about a portion of an expandable member to form a loop portion. The flap is secured in the loop configuration so that tensile force on the expandable member is transferred into a shear force on the fixed portion of the flap.11-18-2010
20090319016PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF POROUS BODY AND USES THEREOF - A process for producing a porous body with different physical properties in desired regions is provided by pore forming treatment, not by bonding two or more materials made porous beforehand, with, for example, an adhesive. Raw materials are prepared, each of which contains a polymer and a raw material preparation solvent. At least two types of the raw materials having different compositions are prepared. Thereafter, the respective raw materials are frozen into desired shapes to form frozen bodies thereof. The frozen bodies thus formed are brought into contact with each other to form an assembly thereof, the assembly is exposed to a condition under which the frozen bodies begin to melt, and the assembly is then freeze-dried. Thus, a porous body having regions different in physical properties can be obtained. Such a porous body can be used as, for example, an adhesion inhibitory material or a scaffold for a cell culture.12-24-2009
20100262215Method and Device to Treat and Prevent Dialysis Graft Failure - A treatment assembly is positioned along an AV-fistula and couples therapeutic energy to an adjacent area due to a material response to an applied energy field from a remotely located energy source. The treatment assembly may be delivered into the fistula through a hemodialysis needle, or may be secured to the fistula graft itself and implanted therewith in a patient. A cover provides a shield between an anastomosis area and blood flow. Another AV-fistula includes a valved reservoir that receives a fluid agent from a hemodialysis needle while moving the needle into or from the fistula; the agent leaks from the reservoir into the fistula lumen. Another valved fistula is adjustable between an open condition and closed conditions during and between hemodialysis treatments, respectively. Another AV-fistula has a bladder reservoir coupled to a second refillable fluid reservoir and is adapted to locally deliver a therapeutic agent into the fistula lumen.10-14-2010
20110112620Single continuous piece prosthetic tubular aortic conduit and method for manufacturing the same - A prosthetic aortic conduit for replacing a root portion of an aorta is provided. The conduit comprises a continuous tubular conduit along a substantially common axis. A portion of the tubular conduit does not substantially deform in a longitudinal direction and has resilient means which allow said another portion of the conduit to be expandable in a lateral direction. The portion that is able to deform laterally mimics the function of the sinuses of Valsalva. The method of manufacturing such a conduit comprises the steps of having a continuous weave of rows of yarn or the equivalent with a change in tightness of the rows so that in some portion of the conduit it is expandable in the lateral direction and in some portion of the conduit it is expandable in the longitudinal direction.05-12-2011
20110152992DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TACKING PLAQUE TO BLOOD VESSEL WALL USING WIRE MESH ANNULAR BAND - A plaque tack device for treating atherosclerotic occlusive disease is formed as a thin, annular band made of thin, flexible wire formed in a mesh structure having a plurality of barbs on its outer periphery. It has a width that is small relative to its diameter, to minimize the amount of foreign structure placed in the blood vessel. One or more tacks may be applied in positions along a plaque accumulation site as needed to stabilize the site and/or hold pieces of plaque out of the way of blood flow. The barbs of the tack may be pressed into the plaque and/or blood vessel walls by balloon expansion. Related methods of deployment and delivery devices are provided for insertion of the plaque tack in a compressed state into the blood vessel and expanding it back to its annular shape for holding plaque against the blood vessel walls.06-23-2011
20110077729DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE - Apparatus and methods are described, including identifying a subject as suffering from hypertension. In response to the identifying (a) a radius of curvature of a first set of at least three regions of an arterial wall of the subject is increased at a given longitudinal location, while (b) allowing the first set of regions of the arterial wall to pulsate. A device is implanted inside the artery at the longitudinal location such that the device applies pressure to the arterial wall at a second set of at least three regions of the artery, but does not contact the first set of regions, the first set of regions and the second set of regions alternating with each other. Other embodiments are also described.03-31-2011
20120303108EMBOLIZATION DEVICE AND A METHOD OF USING THE SAME - Non-expandable space-occupying devices for treating voids within the body are disclosed. The devices can have multiple non-expandable space-occupying elements connected to a flexible leader. Methods of making and using the devices are also disclosed.11-29-2012
20100030313MEDICAL ARTICLES COMPRISING BIODEGRADABLE BLOCK COPOLYMERS - The present invention is directed to medial articles having bioerodible polymeric regions that contain biodegradable block copolymers. The biodegradable block copolymers include at least one first biodegradable polymer block and least one second biodegradable polymer block that differs from the first biodegradable polymer block. The bioerodible polymeric regions comprise a first phase domain formed from the at least one first biodegradable polymer block and a second phase domain formed from the at least one second biodegradable polymer block. At least one of the first and second phase domains is a discontinuous phase domain in the form of dispersed phase elements, substantially all of which have a longest cross-sectional dimension that is less than 1 micron.02-04-2010
20110218606Methods for Stabilizing Femoral Vessels - The invention provides methods for stabilizing the femoral artery.09-08-2011
20080228253Surface modifying macromolecules with high degradation temperatures and uses thereof - The invention relates to surface modifying macromolecules (SMMs) having high degradation temperatures and their use in the manufacture of articles made from base polymers which require high temperature processing. The surface modifier is admixed with the base polymer to impart alcohol and water repellency properties.09-18-2008
20110112621PERCUTANEOUSLY DEPLOYED VASCULAR VALVES - Described are percutaneous vascular valves free of attached support structures and deployment systems and methods for providing attachment of the valves within a vascular vessel.05-12-2011
20120046725Method for Providing an Aid for Use in the Therapeutic Treatment of a Somatic Subject - Blood flow turbulence or stationary blood can occur in vessels of the body, in particular following surgical interventions or minimally invasive interventional procedures, and this can lead to the formation of thrombi. A model of such vessels is obtained on the basis of a 3D image dataset, a simulation is then performed and a check carried out to determine whether turbulence or stationary blood can be demonstrated in the simulation. The model is then modified, successively where necessary, until the simulation reveals no more turbulence. Then, on the basis of the most recently modified model that results in no turbulence and no stationary blood, an aid is provided, in particular a specific aid such as e.g. a stent produced or a screen display presented.02-23-2012
20100174351CHEMICALLY AND BIOLOGICALLY MODIFIED MEDICAL DEVICES - Biocompatible materials for use in vascular applications or for implantation have been engineered, combining human recombinant tropoelastin with other synthetic or natural biomaterials to form protoelastin. The materials can be in the form of elastin films on metal or polymer substrates, laminates of alternating polymer and elastin, blends of polymer and elastin, or elastin crosslinked with or tethered to polymer or metal. These are mechanically stable, elastic, strong and biocompatible (i.e., not thrombogenic and promoting adhesion of cells, especially human endothelial cells), not eliciting a foreign body response. Plasma polymerization of substrate is shown to enhance biocompatibility, especially when used to bind elastin or other protein to the substrate.07-08-2010
20100168832SCAFFOLDS FOR ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVES AND VASCULAR STRUCTURES - The invention relates to scaffolds for artificial heart valves and vascular structures comprising a biocompatible block copolymer. A method and means for producing said scaffold are also provided.07-01-2010
20130172974MODIFIED SURFACE FOR AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE AND A METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - Implantable devices, such as stents, having a surface modified with TiN07-04-2013

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