Abstract: An osteosynthesis clip having an overall U-shape, comprising two anchor bars and a connecting bar. The connecting bar including a longitudinal opening adapted to assume a closed configuration and an open configuration. The clip comprises a compression piece having a broadly oval-shaped section, housed in the opening. The piece is adapted to be rotated within the opening, thus causing the opening to shift from its closed configuration to at least one the open configuration and vice versa.
Abstract: A hoof medical device comprises two attaching plates, two clamp bands, each clamp band attached to one of the two attaching plates, a band adjustor comprising a band adjustor screw and configured to connect and slidably adjust the two clamp bands relative to each other by rotating the band adjustor screw, a strap folded over at least one of the clamp bands so that the at least one of the clamp bands is movable within a fold of the strap, and a plurality of screws configured to attach the two attaching plates and the strap to a hoof of an animal.
Abstract: An intervertebral disc repair system comprises an implant and a delivery tool configured to deploy the implant at least partially in a vertebral body of a patient. The implant includes an anchor member and an adjustable suture assembly coupled thereto. The delivery tool includes a proximal handle, an outer tubular member extending distally from the handle, a needle cannula slidably received within the outer tubular member having a sharpened tip for penetrating tissue (e.g., the vertebral body), an inner pusher member slidably received within the needle cannula, and an actuating mechanism coupled to the handle for selectively retracting the needle cannula relative to the outer tubular member and the inner pusher member. At least the anchor member of the implant is releasably received within the needle cannula.
August 10, 2010
Date of Patent:
February 18, 2014
Anulex Technologies, Inc.
Dale Brady, Lawrence W. Wales, Ishmael Bentley
Abstract: A device for at least partially closing an aperture in an annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc of a patient comprises an implant delivery tool and an implant releasably coupled to the implant delivery tool. The implant delivery tool includes a substantially rigid outer tube having a sharpened distal tip, a body a body coupled to the proximal section of the outer tube, and a plunger assembly movable axially relative to the body and including a plunger member and a pusher tube coupled thereto and disposed within the outer tube. The implant includes first and second tissue anchors serially disposed within the distal section of the outer tube, and a flexible connecting element coupling the first and second tissue anchors including a knotless braided suture structure for adjusting the length of the flexible coupling element.
August 10, 2010
Date of Patent:
June 11, 2013
Anulex Technologies, Inc.
Lawrence W. Wales, Ishmael Bentley, Emily Daley, Michael Lancial
Abstract: A support for treating a cloven hoof of an animal including a sole providing elevation, to one toe of a hoof of the animal. A toe securing structure (TSS) is joined to the sole. A foot securing means is connected in one end to the sole, while the other ends of the securing means are fastened together such that the sole is tightly secured to the animal cloven hoof. In another aspect of the present invention, in order to treat hoof disorders such as fungal infection, which typically plague the area between the toes of a cloven hoofed animal, a medical composition is delivered from a bandage. After use, the bandage can be discarded without being touched. The bandage is preferably made of degradable and environment-friendly materials.
Abstract: A hoof plate is provided which is applied to a hoofed animal having a hoof problem, such as laminitis which is characterized by a degeneration of the horny and sensitive laminae in the hoof that causes the coffin bone to drop and rotate, resulting in pain and debilitation of the animal. Other problems treated are split, cracked, shelly and splayed hoofs, and thin hoof walls. The plate is flexible metal plate having a plurality of spaced apertures. If the horse is to be treated shod, a shoe is applied and nails are driven through the hoof wall and the plate apertures and clinched against the plate. Screws are then applied to immovable secure the plate to the hoof. If unshod treatment is used, the plate is just screwed to the hoof. Outward hoof growth is restrained for a period of 8-16 weeks, during which oxygenated blood flow is stimulated to the circumflex artery in the hoof capsule, resulting in laminae regeneration, and growth in the hoof wall, frog, heels and sole.
Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the treatment of horn splits or cracks on the hoof of horses or other hoofed animals. The apparatus according to the invention is characterized by holding parts (1, 1?) for fastening to the longitudinal sides of a horn split or crack so as to be situated one opposite the other on the hoof and is further characterized by devices (3-14) which connect the holding parts (1, 1?) and by which the distance between the holding parts (1, 1?) is adjustable, causing the horn split or crack to be widened or narrowed.
Abstract: An appliance for assisting in the shoeing of horses and other animals is made of malleable galvanized sheet metal. It is formed of a pair of wings which extend outwardly from a center axis and extend upwardly from a line perpendicular to the axis at an angle of approximately 25°-40° to accommodate various hoof trim angles. The wings are wrapped about an animal's hoof and are trimmed, if necessary, to lie flush with the hoof edge. The wings each have a plurality of apertures for receiving the ends of shoeing nails that are clinched to the outer surface of the appliance. The appliance extends the life of a shoeing, prevents loose and thrown shoes and is useful in repairing cracked hooves.
Abstract: An external tissue expansion device applies constant continuous low grade force to skin to obtain additional tension free skin and subcutaneous tissue prior to a surgical procedure. The device consists of two suture plates each being laminated structure of steel and an adhesive attached foam cushion. On the each end of one suture plate is a housing that contains a constant force spring placed over a post. The ends of the constant force spring protrude from the housing and there is a hook attached to the end of the constant force spring. On each end of the other suture plate there is a housing, with a opening that can accept the hook of the opposite suture plate. These suture plates are constructed so that they can be manually shaped to conform to the topography of the body part to be corrected and are attached to skin near the defect to be corrected prior to a surgical procedure.
Abstract: Horse hoof protection is obtained by incorporating a urethane resin reaction product of low viscosity sides A and B which react rapidly to gel in a few seconds while filling the interstices of the horse's hoof and have when reacted a low hardness of 40 to 80 Shore A to cushion the hoof.
Abstract: Disclosed is a device for delivering tissue adhesives and/or sealant patches to a surface which covers or surrounds a lumen, cavity or organ, or potential lumen or cavity, within a human or other animal. Also disclosed is a method of delivering tissue adhesives and/or sealant patches to a surface which covers or surrounds a lumen, cavity or organ, or potential lumen or cavity. The method is particularly suited to sealing perforations in vascular walls, such as after arterial access for Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), Percutaneous Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Atherectomy and similar diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Abstract: A rigid and permeable prosthesis that fills the debrided portion of the wall of a horse's hoof having white line disease or the like includes a mass of particulate material with individual particles coated with a resin so as to cleave to one another at all contact areas and transfer weight, while leaving interconnected pore spaces that allow air and liquid medications to reach the diseased area during the healing process.
Abstract: A reusable draw clamp which brings together the opposed surface of a hoof Quarter Crack to promote healing of the crack. The draw clamp includes two plates, a threaded bolt, and a nut. Each plate has a plurality of holes which permit the plate to be fastened with screws to a respective side of a Quarter Crack. One plate receives a threaded bolt and the opposite plate supports a nut. Threading engagement of the bolt and nut permit the space between the plates to be adjustably drawn together to close the Quarter Crack.
Abstract: A hoof pad comprising a polymer composition containing at least about 50% by weight of high molecular weight polycaprolactone polymers wherein the composition has a melting point of from about 120.degree. F. to about 200.degree. F.
Abstract: A hoof dressing applicator having an applicator band for direct attachment to the coronary band of a horse's hoof. The applicator band has three rows with each row having three sealed pouches containing equal amounts of medication totalling a two-days' supply. Each pouch has a thick tough plastic exterior wall portion superposed over a weak thin plastic interior wall portion rupturable by sufficient pressure applied to its corresponding exterior wall portion. The double-seamed margings of the pouches in common with one another are joined together by heat-sealing. A thick, flexible, soft felt backing is carried by the interior wall portions of the pouches and interfaces with the coronary band of the horse's hoof. Sufficient pressure against the exterior wall portions along a row ruptures its three interior wall portions of such pouches with slow flowing of the medication which is soaked-up the felt backing and continously applied to the coronary band.
Abstract: A medium and a method for filling or replacing the horn wall or horny parts of the coffin of the hoof of an animal, particularly a horse, the medium consisting of a mixture of a plurality of components, of which one is a synthetic resin and another consists of filler particles such as wood, rubber, cork or a combination of filler particles, the mixture being adapted to be cured by the addition of a hardening catalyst and optionally an accelerator, and the method comprising first freeing the horse's hoof of the parts which are to be replaced, whereupon the shoe is placed under the hoof with the nails already in the correct desired positions, the whole area there being degreased, for example with acetone, thereupon all holes being liberally filled with a medium which hardens in the course of time, the outer surface then being finished after the filling medium has become touch-hard.