Errodable, Resorbable, Or Dissolving Patents (Class 424/426)
  • Patent number: 11389560
    Abstract: This invention is related to a surgical suture production method that has been given electrical conductivity to the surgical suture. The surgical suture production method subjected to the invention comprises the steps of, dissolving a conductive or semi conductive polymer that is to be used as coating material in a solvent together with a dopant that increases electrical conductivity, immersing the surgical suture inside this solution and coating the suture, taking the suture out of the solution and obtaining an electrical conductive layer on the suture after the solution on it has evaporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
    Inventors: Yetkín Öztürk, Esra Alvero{hacek over (g)}lu Durucu
  • Patent number: 11357837
    Abstract: Implantable matrices and methods are provided. The matrices are configured to fit at or near a target tissue site, the matrices comprise biodegradable materials and ligands bound to the matrices and are configured to bind receptors and allow influx of cells into the implantable matrices, wherein the ratio of ligands to receptors is from about 1.5 to about 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Vanja Margareta King
  • Patent number: 11337792
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a method of preventing or reducing stenosis in a subject. The method includes implanting a passivated graft comprising vein into an artery. The implanting of the graft replaces and/or bypasses a diseased segment of the artery. The passivated graft including vein is prepared by exposing the exterior surface of the passivated graft comprising vein to a tissue structure stabilizing agent (“TSSA”) under conditions sufficient to promote cross-linking of proteins within the vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Austen, Jr., Michael McCormack, Robert W. Redmond, Irene E. Kochevar
  • Patent number: 11339943
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for motor vehicles. Said lighting device comprises a primary hologram for providing a lighting function when the primary hologram is illuminated with illumination light. The illumination light is directed towards the primary hologram via a secondary hologram system which comprises a coupling-in hologram, a waveguide substrate and a coupling-out hologram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
    Inventor: Petr Vojtisek
  • Patent number: 11331348
    Abstract: A method is provided for preparing an ECM material, including an ECM gel, from regenerative or regenerating tissue. ECM material prepared from regenerative or regenerating materials also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Chen, Yadong Wang
  • Patent number: 11298262
    Abstract: An ophthalmic implant for drug delivery. The implant includes a primary intracapsular device coupled to a secondary device, wherein, when implanted in a patient's eye, the primary intracapsular device is held in place by the patient's capsular bag and the secondary device is held in place by the primary intracapsular device. The implant may be inserted in the eye by injecting the primary intracapsular device into the eye either before or after attaching the secondary device to the primary intracapsular device, and subsequently positioning the joined secondary device and primary intracapsular device with the primary intracapsular device held in place by the patient's capsular bag and the secondary device held in place by the primary intracapsular device. The secondary device may be designed to hold a tertiary device that can be implanted and attached at the time of surgery or anytime postoperatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE, SPYGLASS PHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Malik Y. Kahook, Glenn Sussman, Craig Alan Cable, II
  • Patent number: 11285171
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to suppositories that release nitric oxide, and methods of using the same. According to some embodiments of the present invention provided herein is a nitric oxide (NO) releasing suppository (e.g., vaginal suppositories) are described herein. Some embodiments are directed to compositions, kits, and/or methods for treating and/or preventing an infection (e.g., a viral infection). In some embodiments, a method of treating and/or preventing a viral infection in a subject in need thereof is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Novan, Inc.
    Inventor: Hussaini Syed Sha Qhattal
  • Patent number: 11278565
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition for treating a joint disease or a connective tissue disease, a composition for cartilage regeneration, or a composition for treating an inflammatory disease, each of the compositions containing dextran, poloxamer or a mixture thereof. The composition stays in the joint or connective tissue for a long time due to the shock-absorbing effect, coating effect or anti-inflammation effect, relieves the shock, covers a damaged portion in a specific manner thereto, or reduces inflammation of an adhered portion. Thus, the composition may be useful for the treatment of the joint disease, the connective tissue disease, or for the cartilage regeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MEDICINE PARK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoo Sin Park, Il Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11266608
    Abstract: A hydrogel delivery composition and method, including degradable microcapsules suspended in a degradable thermo-responsive hydrogel. The hydrogel is thermo-responsive at a physiological temperature and changes after application to a more solid state due to body temperatures. The composition includes one or more treatment agents to be released over time as the composition degrades. The composition can be varied to modify the structure and/or release of the treatment agent. The degradable microcapsules include one or more of magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2), bovine serum albumin (BSA), polyethylene glycol (PEG), and sucrose to improve release duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler
  • Patent number: 11266624
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and compositions for preventing primary or acquired resistance of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) inhibitors in a cancer with deregulated EGFR comprising: identifying a subject suspected of needing treatment for primary or acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors of the cancer with deregulated EGFR; and providing the subject with a therapeutically effective amount of a chromosome region maintenance 1 (CRM1) inhibitor and an inhibitor of EGFR in an amount sufficient to reduce or eliminate the cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Texas Tech University System
    Inventor: Weimin Gao
  • Patent number: 11260148
    Abstract: The method of making an implant consists on coating of a supporting structure (1) with synthetic hydroxyapatite by immersing the supporting structure (1) in a suspension (3) and triggering of a cavitation in a portion of the suspension (3) being in contact with the supporting structure (1). The suspension (3) is formed by a liquid external phase, advantageously water, and internal phase, i.e. particles of synthetic hydroxyapatite having an average particle size not exceeding 100 nm and containing structural water in an amount from 2 to 6% by weight. The implant is coated with the above described hydroxyapatite subjected to cavitation and a thickness of 50 nm to 1000 nm, advantageously 50 nm to 300 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: INSTYTUT WYSOKICH CISNIEN POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
    Inventors: Wojciech Swięszkowski, Tadeusz Chudoba, Sylwia Kuśnieruk, Aleksandra Kędzierska, Bartosz Woźniak, Julia Rogowska-Tylman, Dariusz Smoleń, Elzbieta Pietrzykowska, Witold Lojkowski, Jacek Wojnarowicz, Aharon Gedanken, Janis Locs, Vita Zalite, Mara Pilmane, Ilze Salma
  • Patent number: 11246958
    Abstract: A sterile, ready-to-use, flowable haemostatic composition comprises a soluble haemostatic agent comprising a plurality of carriers and a plurality of fibrinogen binding peptides immobilised to the carrier; a biocompatible liquid; and particles of biocompatible cross-linked polysaccharide suitable for use in haemostasis and which are insoluble in the biocompatible liquid. Such compositions may be used for the control of bleeding, especially in surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HAEMOSTATIX LIMITED
    Inventors: Renata Zbozien, John Benjamin Nichols
  • Patent number: 11241394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to prevention and/or treatment of diseases or disorders associated with a damaged or leaky vasculature in a subject. The present invention provides for methods, combinations and pharmaceutical compositions for preventing and/or treating a disease or disorder associated with a damaged or leaky vasculature in a subject, using, inter alia, an effective amount of a nanoparticle comprising an inner core comprising a non-cellular material, an outer surface comprising a cellular membrane derived from a platelet; and optionally an agent for preventing, treating, diagnosing, or prognosing the disease or disorder and/or monitoring prevention or treatment of the disease or disorder. Exemplary diseases or disorders include hemorrhage (bleeding), cardiovascular diseases or disorders, diseases or disorders associated with narrowing of a blood vessel, tumors or cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Liangfang Zhang, Che-Ming Jack Hu, Ronnie H. Fang, Brian T. Luk, Kuei-Chun Wang, Shu Chien
  • Patent number: 11236301
    Abstract: Thin film devices, e.g., multilayer thin film devices, that encapsulate cells for transplantation into a subject are provided. Also provided are methods of using and methods of preparing the subject devices. The thin film devices include a first porous polymer layer and a second porous polymer layer that define a lumen therebetween and encapsulate a population of cells within the lumen. The thin film devices can promote vascularization into the lumen of the device via the pores in the first polymer layer and/or second polymer layer; limit foreign body response to the device; limit ingress of cells, immunoglobulins, and cytokines into the lumen via the first and the second polymer layers; and release from the first polymer layer and/or the second polymer layer molecules secreted by the population of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tejal Ashwin Desai, Crystal Nyitray, Ryan Chang
  • Patent number: 11235087
    Abstract: Described are ready-to-use injectable compositions comprising polymeric microspheres or microparticles of non-animal origin, a hydrogel comprising water and a cellulose-derivative gelling agent, and polysorbate 80. Further described are methods of using the ready-to-use injectable compositions for reparative or plastic surgery, esthetic dermatology, facial contouring, body contouring, and gingival augmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Galderma Holding SA
    Inventors: Peter Morgan, Lubica Macakova
  • Patent number: 11229604
    Abstract: Microspheres, compositions including the microspheres, and methods of using the microspheres are disclosed herein. The microspheres can be substantially spherical and can include a copolymer of a monomer (such as an acrylic monomer) and a cyclodextrin or a derivative thereof. The microspheres can also include a therapeutic agent, such as a platinum-based drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Biosphere Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Reb, Meriadeg Thomas
  • Patent number: 11213564
    Abstract: A wound healing composition and method for treating acute and chronic wounds and skin conditions includes a wound healing composition or formulation including a mixture of buckwheat honey, methylglyoxal and bacitracin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SANMELIX LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth A Sabacinksi
  • Patent number: 11197905
    Abstract: A composition includes a target pharmaceutical or biological agent, a solution containing the target pharmaceutical or biological agent, and substrate that is soluble in the solution. The substrate is capable of being solidified via a solidification process and the solidification process causes the substrate to become physically or chemically cross-linked, vitrified, or crystallized. As a result of the solidification process, particles are formed. The target pharmaceutical or biological agent within the solution retains proper conformation to ultimately produce a desired effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TissueGen, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Seifert, Paul R. Sood, Brent B. Crow, Kevin D. Nelson, Nickolas B. Griffin, Alpeshkumar P. Patel, Paul A. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 11191853
    Abstract: A marker for imaging includes a bio-dissolvable material and a contrast agent configured to provide contrast during an imaging procedure. A method can include forming a marker for imaging from a bio-dissolvable material and impregnating the bio-dissolvable material with a contrast agent. A method can include implanting a bio-dissolvable marker for imaging into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Michael Lim, Henry Brem, Betty Tyler, Jason Liauw, Sheng-Fu Lo
  • Patent number: 11186681
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to compositions comprising degradable polymers and methods of making degradable polymers. Specifically, the disclosed degradable polymers comprise a biodegradable polymer backbone, a nitric oxide linker moiety, and a nitric oxide molecule. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Mark Schoenfisch, Lei Yang, Yuan Lu
  • Patent number: 11160905
    Abstract: A regenerative material in the connective tissues (such as bone, dentin or pulp) regeneration field. More precisely, a connective tissue regenerative material, preferably a bone, dentin or pulp regenerative material, including: a porous polymer matrix having interconnected pores; and non-hydrated calcium silicate particles; wherein: the polymer matrix is anhydrous; the non-hydrated calcium silicate particles have a d50granulometry, preferably ranging from 0.05 ?m to less than the average diameter size of the pores of the matrix; and the non-hydrated calcium silicate particles being coated on the inside walls of the pores of the matrix. Also, a method for preparing the connective tissue regenerative material and uses of the regenerative materials, such as in the dental field; especially, for providing regenerative materials with improved biomechanical and osteoinductive properties (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: SEPTODONT OU SEPTODONT SAS OU SPECIALITES SEPTODONT, UNIVERSITE DE PARIS, INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA RECHERCHE MÉDICALE), SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE—HOPITAUX DE PARIS
    Inventors: Fleur Beres, Gilles Richard, Arnaud Dessombz, Stéphane Simon, Juliane Isaac
  • Patent number: 11147747
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and kits including trichloroacetic acid, and methods of using the same for debridement during endodontic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Terrell F. Pannkuk
  • Patent number: 11129925
    Abstract: Bioactive porous bone graft implants in various forms suitable for bone tissue regeneration and/or repair, as well as methods of use, are provided. The implants are formed of bioactive glass and have an engineered porosity. The implants may take the form of a putty, foam, fibrous cluster, fibrous matrix, granular matrix, or combinations thereof and allow for enhanced clinical results as well as ease of handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PROSIDYAN, INC.
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. Bagga, Steve B. Jung, Hyun W. Bae
  • Patent number: 11116715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for dermal injection which includes two or more types of cross-linked hyaluronic acid particles having different particle diameters and non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid. The composition for dermal injection according to the present invention satisfies viscosity, extrusion force, and viscoelasticity conditions for dermal injection, and an extrusion force deviation is low so that the user does not feel fatigue when the composition is injected into the dermal thereof. Also, the composition is excellent in viscoelasticity and tissue restoring ability, is maintained for a long period of time, allows rapid recovery because an initial swelling degree is low, and also is excellent in safety and stability in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: CG Bio Co., Ltd., DNCompany, Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Sun Lee, Su Hyun Jung, Hak Su Jang, Jung Eun Choo, Hye Young Jung
  • Patent number: 11110694
    Abstract: Packaging material for food products with antimicrobial and antifungal properties including: a) a core layer of polymeric material including at least one active substance having antimicrobial and/or antifungal activity dispersed in the polymer matrix, b) a coating applied to a side of the core layer obtained from a lacquer or a polymeric paint including nano-fillers of a phyllosilicate or hydrotalcite, c) a coating for the release of an active antimicrobial or antifungal agent comprising encapsulated ethanol and a polymeric component selected from chitosan grafted with polyethylene glycol or cyclodextrin, a mixture of chitosan and polyethylene glycol and a polymer or mixture of polymers for printable paint applied to other side of the base layer; optionally the material further comprises: d) a coating with oxygen scavenger activity applied to the coating layer c) and/or a further coating e) including active substances of type b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SOREMARTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Igor Romano
  • Patent number: 11103613
    Abstract: In various aspects, the present invention provides a degradable and resorbable novel phosphate functionalized amino acid-based poly(ester urea) adhesive and related methods for its synthesis and use. These adhesives are formed from phosphate functionalized PEU polymers and copolymers crosslinked using one or more divalent metal crosslinking agents. The phosphate functionalized amino acid-based poly(ester urea) adhesives of various embodiments of the present invention have been found particularly effective in bonding bone to either bone or metal and have demonstrated adhesive strengths on bone samples that were significant and comparable to commercially available poly(methyl methacrylate) bone cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Matthew Becker, Vrushali Dinkar Bhagat
  • Patent number: 11103618
    Abstract: Provided is an injectable implant configured to fit at or near a bone defect to promote bone growth, the injectable implant comprising lyophilized demineralized bone matrix (DBM) being in fiber and particle forms; alginate; and a liquid carrier, wherein the DBM is in an amount of about 20 wt. % to about 40 wt. % of a total weight of the injectable implant, the alginate is in an amount of from about 3 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of the total weight of the injectable implant, and the liquid carrier is in an amount from about 50 wt. % to about 70 wt. % of the total weight of the injectable implant. A moldable implant and methods of making the implants are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerem N. Kalpakci, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 11104901
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to brush polymer-oligonucleotide conjugates comprising oligonucleotides covalently attached to the backbone of a non-cationic, sterically congested brush polymer and the use of such polymer-oligonucleotide conjugates in antisense gene regulation and as diagnostic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Ke Zhang, Xueguang Lu
  • Patent number: 11096699
    Abstract: A drill guide to facilitate drilling a hole into a bone and inserting an anchor. The drill guide includes a handle extending to a proximal end and a guide shaft extending from the handle to a distal end. A recess extends into the handle at the proximal end. The drill guide also includes a channel extending through the recess and into the guide shaft and a contact surface extending from the recess. The contact surface may be a proximal surface on a ring extending circumferentially within the recess. The contact surface may alternatively be a proximal surface on a protrusion extending from and within the recess. For example, the protrusion is a triangular protrusion extending along the recess toward the channel. The contact surface allows for the use of inserters of varying sizes within the channel of the drill guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Grady Breslich, Trey Smith
  • Patent number: 11097033
    Abstract: A method of crosslinking a protein or peptide for use as a biomaterial, the method comprising the step of irradiating a photoactivatable metal-ligand complex and an electron acceptor in the presence of the protein or peptide, thereby initiating a cross-linking reaction to form a 3-dimensional matrix of the biomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Brownlee, Christopher Malcolm Elvin, Jerome Anthony Werkmeister, John Alan Maurice Ramshaw, Charles Mark Lindall
  • Patent number: 11078244
    Abstract: A composition comprising a synthetic growth factor analogue comprising a non-growth factor heparin binding region, a linker and a sequence that binds specifically to a cell surface receptor and an osteoconductive material where the synthetic growth factor analogue is attached to and can be released from the osteoconductive material and is an amplifier/co-activator of osteoinduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: Ferring B.V., Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Zamora, Brent Lee Atkinson, Xinhua Lin, Louis A. Pena
  • Patent number: 11077194
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to nitric oxide releasing pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Novan, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Doxey
  • Patent number: 11065360
    Abstract: A medical hydrogel composition, a medical hydrogel, a preparation method therefore and an application thereof, and a medical hydrogel kit. The medical hydrogel composition comprises a first component and a second component; the first component comprises polylysine and polyethylene imine; the second component comprises one or more of 4-arm-polyethylene glycol-succinimidyl glutarate, 4-arm-polyethylene glycol-succinimidyl succinate, and 4-arm-polyethylene glycol-succinimidyl carbonate; the degree of polymerization of the polylysine is 20 or more. The medical hydrogel is formed by reacting the first component with the second component of the medical hydrogel composition. The medical hydrogel kit comprises the medical hydrogel composition and a buffer solution used for dissolving the components of the medical hydrogel composition. The medical hydrogel has a degree of swelling of ?10%-50%, and can be applied in narrow parts where cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves are densely distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Medprin Regenerative Medical Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Limin Lin, Yaya Yang, Cheng Ma, Kunxue Deng, Yuyu Yuan
  • Patent number: 11058804
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for promoting wound healing. In general, surgical staplers and staple components are provided having an effective amount of at least matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor being effective to prevent MMP-mediated extracellular matrix degeneration during wound healing in tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Tamara S. Widenhouse, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10980882
    Abstract: A hydrogel delivery composition, including degradable microcapsules suspended in a degradable thermo-responsive hydrogel. The hydrogel is thermo-responsive at a physiological temperature and changes after application to a more solid state due to body temperatures. The composition includes one or more treatment agents to be released over time as the composition degrades. The composition can be varied to modify the structure and/or release of the treatment agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler
  • Patent number: 10980921
    Abstract: A method for controlling generation of biologically desirable voids in a composition placed in proximity to bone or other tissue in a patient by selecting at least one water-soluble inorganic material having a desired particle size and solubility, and mixing the water-soluble inorganic material with at least one poorly-water-soluble or biodegradable matrix material. The matrix material, after it is mixed with the water-soluble inorganic material, is placed into the patient in proximity to tissue so that the water-soluble inorganic material dissolves at a predetermined rate to generate biologically desirable voids in the matrix material into which bone or other tissue can then grow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHOMEDEX LLC
    Inventor: James A. Walls
  • Patent number: 10973856
    Abstract: Described our medical compositions and methods including a particulate extracellular matrix tissue in admixture with sugar. Such medical compositions, in dried forms, can demonstrate enhanced rehydration properties. Medical compositions and products as described herein find particular use in treating diseased and/or damaged tissue, such as wound repair. Related methods of manufacture and use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Michelle Chutka, Michael C. Hiles
  • Patent number: 10966848
    Abstract: Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments. Each of the filaments may include a polymeric blend comprising a first block polymer and a second polymer. The polymeric blend may have a first melting point and a second melting point less than the first melting point. The medical device body may be heat set at a temperature within 10° C. of the second melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Fredrickson, Mark W. Boden, Emma Boutcher
  • Patent number: 10954250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula I:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Laura Cook Blumberg, John A. Lowe, III, Orn Almarsson, Juan Alvarez, Tarek A. Zeidan
  • Patent number: 10953139
    Abstract: A biodegradable cardiovascular implant is provided for growing cardiovascular tissue in a patient. The implant distinguishes an electro-spun network with supramolecular compounds having hard-blocks covalently bonded with soft-blocks resulting in much enhanced durability and fatigue resistance, while maintaining the effectiveness as a cardiovascular implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Xeltis AG
    Inventors: Aurelie Serrero, Martijn Antonius Johannes Cox
  • Patent number: 10945854
    Abstract: Synthetic composite materials for use, for example, as orthopedic implants are described herein. In one example, a composite material for use as a scaffold includes a thermoplastic polymer forming a porous matrix that has continuous porosity and a plurality of pores. The porosity and the size of the pores are selectively formed during synthesis of the composite material. The example composite material also includes a plurality of a anisometric calcium phosphate particles integrally formed, embedded in, or exposed on a surface of the porous matrix. The calcium phosphate particles provide one or more of reinforcement, bioactivity, or bioresorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HAPPE SPINE, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan K Roeder, Gabriel L Converse, Stephen M Smith
  • Patent number: 10933164
    Abstract: A method includes covering or contacting a portion of a parathyroid of a subject with a shield including extraembryonic tissue and/or a parathyroid protective injection. The covering occurs during a neck or reconstructive surgery of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: James Glenn Norman
  • Patent number: 10912832
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multiple drugs delivery system and its uses in treating diseases. The multiple drugs delivery system includes, an anti-PEG antibody for directing the PEGylated therapeutic to the treatment site; and a hydrogel for retaining the anti-PEG antibody and/or the PEGylated therapeutic at the treatment site for at least 3 days. The hydrogel is selected from the group consisting of hyaluronan (HA) or a derivative of HA, collagen, gelatin, fibronectin, fibrinogen, alginate, chitosan, and a synthetic biocompatible polymer. The anti-PEG antibody and the hydrogel are present in the mixture in a ratio from about 1:1 (v/v) to 1:100 (v/v). At least two dosages of the PEGylated therapeutic, which may be the same or different, are administered to the subject, with each dosage being given at about 1 hour to about 1 week apart. Accordingly, a novel method of treating a subject having cancer or ischemia disease is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ACADEMIA SINICA
    Inventors: Patrick C. H. Hsieh, Pei-Jung Wu, Steve Roffler, Bill Cheng
  • Patent number: 10913923
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tissue cell culture device which includes a tissue cell culture body. The porous material used as the tissue cell culture body is a porous metallic material which is formed by pore cavities classified by a pore size of the material and cavity walls surrounding to form the classified pore cavities. The cavity wall surrounding to form an upper level of large pore cavity is provided with a lower level of small pore cavity. The pore cavities in the same level are in communication with each other. The pore cavities in different levels are also in communication with each other. This device is particularly beneficial for cell cultivation and allows tissue cells to grow freely and normally in a three-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Chongqing Runze Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lei Ye
  • Patent number: 10905792
    Abstract: An improved fibrinogen-based tissue sealing patch having a degradation time of less than two weeks is disclosed. The patch comprises a polyethylene glycol-caprolactone-lactide (PEG-CL-LA) triblock copolymer film in which the PEG-CL-LA units are preferably connected by urethane linkages and into a surface of which a fibrinogen-based sealant comprising less than 8 mg/cm2 fibrinogen and less than 10 IU/cm2 thrombin has been incorporated. In preferred embodiments, the polymer film comprises PEG having a molecular weight of between 3000 and 3500 and a CL:LA:PEG ratio of 34:2:1. Methods of production and use of the patch are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEALANTIUM MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Orgad Laub, Eran Cohen, Yotam Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10905775
    Abstract: Particulate constructs stabilized by amphiphilic copolymers and comprising at least one active coupled to a hydrophobic moiety provide sustained release of the active in both in vitro and in vivo environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Lawrence D. Mayer, Robert K. Prud'homme, Christine J. Allen, Walid S. Saad
  • Patent number: 10898498
    Abstract: Provided is a slow release composition to promote bone growth, the slow release composition comprising: an oxysterol encapsulated in a biodegradable polymer to control the release of the oxysterol. Methods of making and use are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Scher, Benjamin T. Reves, Roger E. Harrington, Susan J. Drapeau, Jerbrena C. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10898441
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a pharmaceutically effective composition comprising sustained release particles, each sustained release particle comprising a shell and a core, wherein the shell comprises a first material and a second material, the second material comprising a first biodegradable material, wherein the core is enclosed by the shell and the core comprises a drug, wherein the first material is distributed in a matrix of the first biodegradable material, wherein the first material is configured to create holes in the shell and comprises metallic particles, wherein the holes allow the drug to be released to the exterior of the shell through the holes, and wherein the drug comprises a targeting material or targeting molecule that binds to a certain organ, object or a specific site within a body of a human or an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Neil S. Davey
  • Patent number: 10898432
    Abstract: Hormone formulations, dosage units including the hormone formulations, and methods of use relate to a controlled release formulation, which includes hormones, e.g., progesterone. Formulations and methods are for controlling the reproductive cycle and/or ovulation of a female mammal, for example, to promote ovulation in a female mammal or synchronizing the ovulation or heat/estrus of a group of female mammals. In addition, formulations are for increasing the likelihood that a female mammal becomes pregnant, for example, after insemination or embryo transference. In addition, formulations are for reducing the anestrous period in a female mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Proinvet Innovations S.A., Proinvet Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Juan Andrés Colman, Daniel Roberto Sammartino
  • Patent number: 10888551
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a drug delivery system for anti-cancer compound and method of preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOMBAY
    Inventors: Radhika Poojari, Dulal Panda, Rohit Srivastava