Patents Examined by Brian Dukert
  • Patent number: 10933165
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant with improved properties, suitable for implantation to the human body, comprising a composite comprising a base material and a plurality of additives, wherein the additives are selected from radiolucent additives and/or hyperechoic additives; or wherein the additives are selected to reduce the solvent concentration by between 5%-95%; or wherein the additives are selected to increase the elastic modulus by more than 20%; or wherein the additives are selected for combining these effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: G & G BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Dael Govreen-Segal, Haim Dvir, Jacky Govrin-Yehudain
  • Patent number: 10933227
    Abstract: A ureteral stent that includes a tubular member and a retaining end adapted to be placed inside a kidney or a bladder of a patient. The retaining end includes a plurality of loops. Each of the loops are centered about a loop axis, and two or more of the loop axes extend in different directions relative to other loop axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Judy L. Walish, Hui Tang, Thomas J. Holman
  • Patent number: 10933162
    Abstract: Disclosed are an implantable medical device, a preparation method thereof and an implantable medical device preform for the preparation of the implantable medical device. The implantable medical device comprises a metal basal body (21) and a polymer film layer (22) covering the surface of the metal basal body (21) and preventing endothelium growth and covering, and also comprises a transitional body (23), which is located between the metal basal body (21) and the polymer film layer (22) and covers at least part of the surface of the metal basal body (21), wherein the transitional body (23) is connected to the polymer film layer (22) and the metal basal body (21). By arranging the transitional body (23) to be connected to the polymer film layer (22) and the metal basal body (21), the polymer film layer (22) will not easily fall off when being implanted into a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zuqiang Qi, Xiaole Jia, Zhou Chen
  • Patent number: 10925718
    Abstract: Extension devices for attaching hair extension elements to artificial hair elements that protrude from a subcutaneously implanted hair implant anchor body. One extension device involves a cylindrical structure having respective cavities on opposing ends. One cavity receives the distal end of the artificial hair element while the other cavity receives the hair extension therein. Another extension device involves a hair extension element forming a first portion of the device while a second opposite portion includes a projection that is received inside a hollow interior of the artificial hair element. A third extension device involves a core having a hair extension element projecting from one side of the core while a single cavity is located on a second side, opposite the one side, and which receives the distal end of the artificial implanted hair element therein. The hair extension may comprise ancillary hair elements and bud structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Loria Products LLC
    Inventor: Victor Loria
  • Patent number: 10925745
    Abstract: The glenoid implant comprises a baseplate, an articular component which has a convex articular surface, and a platform which is provided both to be secured to the articular component by a first attachment and to be secured to the baseplate by a second attachment, the first attachment being independent from the second attachment and defining an assembly axis along which the platform and the articular component are assembled together. The first attachment comprises both a translational connection that is intraoperatively operable to prevent translation between the platform and the articular component along the assembly axis, and a rotational connection that is intraoperatively operable to prevent rotation between the platform and the articular component around the assembly axis, the translational connection and the rotational connection being distinct from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tornier
    Inventors: Jean-Emmanuel Cardon, Christophe Magnac
  • Patent number: 10926003
    Abstract: A textile graft includes a tubular wall disposed between a first open end and an opposed second open end and having an inner surface and an opposed outer surface. The tubular wall includes a textile construction of one or more filaments or yarns, the textile construction by itself being permeable to liquid. A portion of the inner surface of the tubular wall includes a coating of a substantially water-soluble material thereon. The outer surface includes a coating of a substantially water-insoluble elastomeric sealant disposed thereon. The tubular wall having the coating of the substantially water-insoluble elastomeric sealant is, after curing thereof, substantially impermeable to liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hothouse Medical Limited
    Inventors: David Granville Stevenson, Timothy Rawden Ashton
  • Patent number: 10918489
    Abstract: A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is provided. The medical device comprises a prosthetic caput femur having least partially spherical portion and a releasing member. The releasing member is adapted to, in a first state, restrain the at least partially spherical portion in an acetabulum or a prosthetic acetabulum and, in a second state, to release the at least partially spherical portion from the acetabulum or the prosthetic acetabulum. The releasing member is further adapted to change from the first state to the second state and from the second state to the first state when a strain, exceeding a predetermined threshold, is exerted on the hip joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10905562
    Abstract: Customizable scapular anchor (1) for fixing a glenoid component of a shoulder joint prosthesis to a patient's scapula with compromised anatomy, comprising a glenoid support (2), said glenoid support (2) being defined by a pin element (3) for fixing said glenoid component to said scapular anchor (1) and by a flange (4) integral with said pin element (3), said flange (4) having a distal surface (5) adapted to be placed at least partially in contact with a glenoid cavity of said scapula and a proximal surface (6) opposite said distal surface (5); wherein at least one customized portion (5, 7, 8) is specifically shaped with respect to the bone morphology of a single patient's scapula with compromised anatomy; the customized portion (5, 7, 8) comprises at least one coracoid support projection (7) arranged to abut at a coracoid process (52) of the scapula (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LIMACORPORATE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Fausto Sbaiz, Michele Pressacco
  • Patent number: 10898334
    Abstract: A locking member for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is disclosed. The locking member is adapted to assist in the fixation of a medical device, having an artificial hollow caput femur surface, to the collum and/or caput femur, wherein the artificial caput femur surface comprises at least one extending portion adapted to clasp a portion of the caput and/or collum femur. The locking member comprises an element adapted to lock the artificial caput femur surface such that the caput femur remains clasped and restrained in the artificial caput femur surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10898327
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic device includes a coaption portion, paddles, and clasps. The paddles have an outer portion and an inner portion. The paddles are extendable from a folded closed position to an open position. A clasp is attached to each of the plurality of paddles. The clasps have a concave upper surface and a convex lower surface. The clasps include a fixed arm attached to the inner portion of the paddle, a moveable arm having a barbed portion, and a hinge portion connecting the fixed arm to the moveable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Robert Dixon, Jensen Chen, Guillermo W. Moratorio, Hengchu Cao, Douglas Thomas Dominick, Sergio Delgado
  • Patent number: 10881513
    Abstract: A prosthetic device includes a first material and a second material that surrounds a least a portion of the perimeter of the first material. The first material and the second material have a resting shape that is configured to fit a body part on which the prosthetic devices is to be implanted. The second material is deformable to fit the prosthetic device through an opening of the subject smaller than the resting shape to reach the body part. A prosthetic device can be produced by obtaining image data corresponding to a body part of the subject, generating and refining one or more models of a body part based on the image data, and producing the prosthetic device as a three-dimensional print of the refined model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Walid Ibn. Essayed, Prashin Unadkat
  • Patent number: 10869757
    Abstract: 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. In some embodiments, a valve prosthesis includes a central portion having an hourglass shape configured to pinch a native annulus in order to provide axial fixation of the valve prosthesis within a valve site. In some embodiments, a valve prosthesis includes a frame having an outflow end that is flared to provide a gap between an outflow end of the frame and an outflow end of prosthetic leaflets when the prosthetic leaflets are fully opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Kovalsky, Jason Quill, Daniel Glozman, Ilia Hariton, Yossi Tuval, Nadav Yellin
  • Patent number: 10869950
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to ionic polymer compositions, including semi- and fully interpenetrating polymer networks, methods of making such ionic polymer compositions, articles made from such ionic polymer compositions, and methods of making such articles and packaging for such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Iraklis Kourtis, Jun Li, Lampros Kourtis
  • Patent number: 10864083
    Abstract: A system and method for further improving upon an ability of a surgeon to reduce or eliminate impaction forces when installing or assembling a prosthesis. An implant includes a surface treatment for aiding operations with the implant. For example, some surface treatments provide an asymmetry in installation versus removal to bias the associated implant deeper into an installation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Kambiz Behzadi
  • Patent number: 10864091
    Abstract: A prosthetic knee having a passive knee locking mechanism that uses the same four-bar mechanics found in a natural knee. The flexible four-bar mechanism guides the motion of the knee, aids in the return of the knee from full flexion to extension, and connects a femoral gear to a tibial gear. The gears have a circular radius and are connected using parallel links to keep the femur and tibia together when the knee is active. The knee stays locked throughout the stance phase. At toe off, no weight is applied on the prosthetic knee allowing the knee to flex. The flexible links are stretched, thereby increasing the stiffness in the springs, and at terminal swing phase, moments before heel strike, the flexible links in the four-bar mechanism snap back to the extended/locking position and lockout once the user applies his/her weight on the knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Tyagi Ramakrishnan, Kyle B. Reed
  • Patent number: 10856972
    Abstract: Prosthetic valves and methods of implanting prosthetic valves may be provided, including a prosthetic valve for implantation within a native heart valve. The prosthetic valve may include an annular valve body, a plurality of atrial anchoring arms, and a plurality of ventricular anchoring legs. The arms and legs may extend radially outward from the annular valve body and may each include a native valve tissue engaging portion. The arms may be angularly offset from the legs, with the tissue engaging portion of each arm and each leg arranged such that when the arms and legs are positioned on opposing sides of native heart valve tissue, the native heart valve tissue may assume a serpentine arrangement between the arms and the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Ilia Hariton, Meni Iamberger, Aviram Baum, Boaz Harari
  • Patent number: 10856985
    Abstract: A device for adjusting a shape of a coronary sinus in a heart of a patient, the device comprising a flexible tube having: an outer wall extending between a proximal end and a distal end; a first bore extending from the proximal end to the distal end; a proximal flange attached to the proximal end; a distal flange attached to the distal end; wherein, the outer wall includes at least one accordion-like hinge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Wei
  • Patent number: 10856994
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a reverse glenoid implant with a baseplate, a central screw, a peripheral screw, a modular taper, and a post. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Patent number: 10849737
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and a haptic structure coupled with the optic. The haptic structure includes an inner ring comprising a plurality of hinges such that portions of the inner ring reside at different radii from the optic axis. The haptic structure further includes a first loop extending from the inner ring and having two points of connection to the inner ring and a second loop extending from the inner ring and having two points of connection to the inner ring. The second loop is oriented opposite the first loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventor: William Jacob Spenner Dolla
  • Patent number: 10849762
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components. Methods for using the shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, Russ M. Parrott, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin