Patents Examined by Brian Dukert
  • Patent number: 10828147
    Abstract: A device for ligament reconstruction includes an elongated body and a hook or loop at each end for receiving a ligament reconstruction member such as an allograft or autograft tendon. The ligament reconstruction member is positioned within a hole that is drilled into a bone, or which is provided within a prosthetic joint. A central portion of a ligament reconstruction member is passed through each end of the device. The ends of the ligament reconstruction members are then fastened to the opposing bone forming the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Robert A. Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 10813777
    Abstract: A stent composed by a bioabsorbable network of polymer fibers that can be rearranged upon expansion, accommodating for diameter enlargement without the need of a strut or strut pattern and providing temporary support to a biological duct, is provided. Additionally, a stent is provided where the rearranged fibrous network of its expanded state can act as a scaffold for cell infiltration and promote autologous tissue formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: STENTIT B.V., TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventors: Bart Sanders, Maria Sol Cabrera, Franciscus Petrus Thomas Baaijens, Patricia Yvonne Wilhelmina Dankers
  • Patent number: 10806579
    Abstract: A heart valve repair implant may include a first implant section having a first axial core, and a plurality of spines extending radially outward from the first axial core in an expanded configuration; a second implant section having a second axial core configured to slide over the first axial core, and a mesh portion configured to extend radially outward from the second axial core in an expanded configuration; a third implant section having a central tensioning element extending through the first axial core, and a plurality of arms extending radially outward from the central tensioning element and configured to extend axially between the plurality of spines and through the mesh portion; and a securement element disposed on the central tensioning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Jarral, Aiden Flanagan, Patricia McAfee, Tim O'Connor, Jan Weber
  • Patent number: 10792149
    Abstract: An expandable stent comprises a cylindrical wall made up of lattice members connected to each other, at least one first arm and at least one second arm. The first arm comprises: a first non-linear member that is connected at each of its axial ends to a lattice member at respective first junctions; a second non-linear member connected at each axial end to a lattice member; and at least one bridge member extending between the first member and the second member. The second arm comprises: a first non-linear member that is connected at each of its axial ends to a lattice member; a second non-linear member connected at each axial end to a lattice member; and at least one bridge member extending between the first member and the second member. The second member of the first arm is generally U-shaped, extending from its axial ends towards: (i) a first axial end of the stent; and (ii) towards the bridge of the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Strait Access Technologies Holdings (Pty) Ltd
    Inventors: Grant Leigh Nelson, Kenneth Stuart Park, Braden Sydney Clive Van Breda, Deon Bezuidenhout, Peter Zilla, Harish Appa
  • Patent number: 10792171
    Abstract: An adapter module (2) configured to be attached, by a predetermined number of screws (4), to a socket member (6) of a prosthetic sleeve (8), into which sleeve (8) an amputation stump of a prosthesis user is to be inserted. The adapter module (2) comprises a module body (10) provided with a washer space (12) structured to provide room for a disc-shaped connection washer (14), the washer space (12) has an extension to provide for movement of the connection washer (14) within a plane essentially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis A of said prosthetic sleeve (8) prior the connection washer (14) is fixated in a determined position. The connection washer (14) is provided with a through-going first opening (16) structured to receive a washer attachment screw (18) such that the screw essentially extends along said longitudinal axis A. The through-going first opening (16) is preferably positioned off-centered of the washer (14) in order to maximize movement of the washer in all directions within the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Fillauer Europe AB
    Inventor: Christoffer Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10792392
    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: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Hyalex Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Iraklis Kourtis, Jun Li, Lampros Kourtis
  • Patent number: 10786237
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing a biological construct according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, attaching a suture loop/needle construct to a reinforcement material and stitching the reinforcement material to a biological construct to form a reinforced biological construct. The reinforcement material is attached to the suture loop/needle construct prior to approximating the reinforcement material to the biological construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Guerra, Jacob A. Jolly, Dustin T. Libby, Thomas M. Deberardino
  • Patent number: 10786335
    Abstract: Disclosed are a dental barrier membrane for guided bone regeneration using a silk matrix and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the dental barrier membrane is configured such that a silk matrix having a cross-section with a first thickness, produced from silkworms, is subjected to planar division into two or more silk matrix pieces having a predetermined shape with the first thickness. This dental barrier membrane is biocompatible, has superior tensile strength and porosity, and promotes the formation of new bone in bone defects, unlike existing dental barrier membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Republic of Korea (Management: Rural Development Administration)
    Inventors: Hae-Yong Kweon, You-Young Jo, Kwang-Gill Lee, Kee-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10779952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 10772988
    Abstract: Disclosed are a vascular patch using a silk matrix and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the vascular patch is configured such that a silk matrix having a cross-section with a first thickness, produced from silkworms, is subjected to planar division into two or more silk matrix pieces having a predetermined shape with the first thickness. Furthermore, the manufacturing process is relatively simple, thus reducing the manufacturing cost compared to when manufacturing typical vascular patches, and also, the vascular patch can exhibit outstanding cell culture capacity and is biocompatible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Republic of Korea (Management: Rural Development Administration)
    Inventors: Hae-Yong Kweon, You-Young Jo, Kwang-Gill Lee, Kee-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10765523
    Abstract: The prosthesis component (10), comprising a substrate (11) made of a polymeric material and a coating (12), characterized in that said coating (12) comprises titanium. The method for manufacturing the prosthesis component (10) comprising the stages of forming a polymeric substrate (11) and depositing a coating (12) on said polymeric substrate (11) comprising titanium by means of physical vapor deposition sputtering. It enables providing a prosthesis component that improves the fixation thereof, based on the formation of a bioactive layer to improve the degree of osseointegration and, therefore, the fixation thereof to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Zanini Auto Grup, S.A.
    Inventors: Augusto Mayer Pujadas, Guillem Dominguez Santalo, Jose Sanahuja Clot, Francesc Xavier Gil Mur, Miguel Punset Fuste, Cristina Maria Caparros Vazquez, Meritxell Molmeneu Trias, Monica Ortiz Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10765519
    Abstract: A vascular device for treating vein valve insufficiency including an elongated member, a first retention portion movable from a first elongated insertion position to an expanded position and a second retention portion movable from a first elongated insertion position to an expanded position. An intermediate looped portion is positioned between the first portion and the second portion. The valve is supported by the intermediate looped portion and is movable between an open position to allow blood flow therethrough and a closed position to inhibit blood flow therethrough. The intermediate looped portion is adjustable to loops of different diameters dependent on an inner diameter of the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Rex Medical, L.P.
    Inventor: James F. McGuckin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10758333
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for regulating fluid flow to and from a region of a patient's lung, such as to achieve a desired fluid flow dynamic to a lung region during respiration and/or to induce collapse in one or more lung regions. Pursuant to an exemplary procedure, an identified region of the lung is targeted for treatment. The targeted lung region is then bronchially isolated to regulate airflow into and/or out of the targeted lung region through one or more bronchial passageways that feed air to the targeted lung region. An exemplary flow control device is configured to block fluid flow in the inspiratory direction and the expiratory direction at normal breathing pressures and allow fluid flow in the expiratory direction at coughing pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventors: Sri Radhakrishnan, Ryan Olivera
  • Patent number: 10758389
    Abstract: A device for implanting in a gastrointestinal system of a patient may include an elongate flow modulator configured to be inserted in an intestine, wherein the flow modulator defines an enclosed interior space to hold a fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Lifespan Corporation
    Inventors: Gene T. Storbeck, John A. Hingston, Selina M. Mello, Jeri Ann Hiller, Kathleen Corcoran, Kali L. Manning, Gary Dean Roye, Sivamainthan Vithiananthan, Beth Ryder
  • Patent number: 10758345
    Abstract: A mitral valve prosthesis includes an expandable frame having a proximal end, a distal end, and a middle portion. A plurality of tips extend from the proximal end of the frame for attachment to a delivery catheter. A plurality of anchors are disposed along the distal end of the frame and extend toward the proximal end for engaging tissue. An outer circumferential portion extends around the middle portion of the frame and is positioned radially outwardly of the frame. The outer circumferential portion preferably increases in diameter along a distal direction. A distal end of the outer circumferential portion is located distal of free ends of the anchors when the expandable frame is deployed. A valve body is positioned within an interior of the expandable frame and includes leaflets adapted to allow flow in a first direction and prevent flow in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC
    Inventors: J. Brent Ratz, Luca Pesce, Siddharth Vad, Garrett Dallas Johnson
  • Patent number: 10758382
    Abstract: A stent with a one-way sock valve comprises a stent portion and a one-way valve portion. The one-way valve portion comprises a heel portion. The heel portion prevents solids and liquids from entering an opening in the one-way valve portion. Solids and liquids enter the one-way sock valve in a first direction through the stent portion and exit an opening transversely to the longitudinal axis of the stent portion. The sock valve folds, closing the sock valve to any reverse flow in a second direction opposite of the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sainath Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventor: Venkata Sesha Sayi Nath Iyunni
  • Patent number: 10751155
    Abstract: An eye enlargement implant and a method of performing a cosmetic procedure for the beauty of eyes, which is capable of being inserted into the eyes so as to make the eye look crisper and bigger, and being removed when it is not necessary without causing eye inflammation and without having to be replaced, the implant including a ring-shaped body which is inserted between a sclera and a conjunctiva of an eyeball having an inner diameter portion having at least a size enough to surround an outer periphery of the cornea, and an outer diameter portion having a width size of 0.8 to 1.2 mm so as to cover a white portion and having a maximum thickness of 0.05 to 0.20 mm at the center portion, where the ring-shaped body has flexibility and a predetermined color which is similar to that of the iris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Dong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10751173
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an expandable support having an outer surface and configured for placement between leaflets of the native valve. The device can also include a plurality of asymmetrically arranged arms coupled to the expandable support and configured to receive the leaflets of the native valve between the arms and the outer surface. In some embodiments, the arms can include tip portions for engaging a subannular surface of the native valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morriss, Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 10751160
    Abstract: A one-way valve device for blocking airflow in a lung passageway. The device includes a frame structure and a frameless membrane. The frame structure includes a hub and anchors. The frameless membrane attaches to the hub section. The anchors and the frameless membrane are at first radial positions in a closed configuration and at second radial positions in an open configuration. The first radial positions is closer to a central longitudinal axis of the device than the second radial positions. The frameless membrane includes a plurality of petals coupled to the base section. In the open configuration, the petals curve away from the central longitudinal axis of the one-way valve device. Proximal sections of the petals overlap proximal sections of adjacent petals when the one-way valve device is in the open or closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventor: Alyssa Philipps
  • Patent number: 10751164
    Abstract: An implantable device includes a first sealed flexible shell configured for implantation within a breast of a human subject, an elastic filler material contained within the first sealed flexible shell, and a second sealed flexible, inelastic shell, which is disposed within the elastic filler material inside the first sealed flexible shell and is inflated with a volume of gas. The second shell includes a material selected such that a root-mean-square (RMS) sound pressure caused by a deformation of the second shell not exceeding 50 mm does not exceed 20 micro-Pascals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Yehuda Algawi