Implantable Patents (Class 623/8)
  • Patent number: 10675401
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jason R. Stats, Eddie K. Burnside
  • Patent number: 10660742
    Abstract: An expandable breast implant eliminates the need for multiple procedures and injections and is also capable of self-administered or automatic expansion that is safe in any environment. The expandable breast implant design includes an upper matrix, a lower matrix, and a middle layer. The upper matrix comprises a plurality of cells containing a first reagent. The lower matrix comprises a plurality of wells containing a second reagent. The middle layer acts as a barrier between the upper matrix and the lower matrix. The middle layer may be activated and controlled to form openings. The first reagent from the cells in the upper matrix mixes with the second reagent from the wells in the lower matrix through the selected openings in the middle layer. The reagents react to form a gas that permeates through a hydrophobic membrane into an expandable shell to enlarge the breast implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Yehuda Algawi, Assaf Govari, Ilya Sitnitsky
  • Patent number: 10595979
    Abstract: The invention provides new devices for implantation in a patient having irregular textured surfaces, which devices show significantly improved cellular response compared to conventional smooth and textured implants, indicating that significantly improved biocompatibility would be achieved in vivo. Methods for making such new devices and surface textures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Ardeshir Bayat, Ernie Hill, Daniel Kyle, Antonios Oikonomou
  • Patent number: 10537420
    Abstract: A breast implant system is provided comprising a plurality of chambers including one or more first fluid chambers (1) and one or more second fluid chambers (2). The first fluid chamber (1) forms part of a breast implant (10), whereas the second fluid chamber (2) may also form part of the breast implant or may be implanted remote from the breast implant. The first and second fluid chambers are interconnected so as to allow exchange of fluid between the first and second chambers, thereby causing the shape and, depending upon the specific embodiment, also the volume to change accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10524896
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis is provided for reconstructing an anatomical feature, such as a breast nipple. The prosthesis may be formed from a biologic and/or synthetic material. The prosthesis may include a body with a shape that is suitable for reconstructing the anatomical feature. A base may be located at an end of the body to facilitate anchoring the prosthesis in position. The prosthesis may be provided with openings that allow fluid flow therethrough, tissue ingrowth, revascularization, neovascularization and/or fat or stem cell deposition. The prosthesis may include a plurality of layers of biocompatible material arranged in a stacked configuration. The layers may be in spaced relation relative to each other and secured or fixed in position to maintain the spacing therebetween. Each layer may have one or more openings extending therethrough. The spaced layer arrangement may provide a desired tactile response and/or natural movement for the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Kullas, Tami L. Rathbun
  • Patent number: 10485535
    Abstract: A suture is provided having a multifilament sheath disposed thereabout a monofilament core. The multifilament sheath includes a plurality of yarns, and each of the plurality of yarns includes a plurality of threads. Further, the suture includes poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey R. Wilson-Wirth, Dale R. Peterson, Kevin L. Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10433948
    Abstract: A more versatile and anatomically correct breast implant is described. The breast implant comprises a container filled with a liquid or gel filling material and a support member coupled to the container, wherein the support member is an integral part of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: George Bocca
  • Patent number: 10307945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the manufacture of implants or intermediate products of such implants as well as implants and intermediate products obtained by such process. For example, the disclosed process can be used for the manufacture of breast implants, of implants for the thighs, buttocks and calves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: POLYTECH HEALTH & AESTHETICS GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Boegershausen, Patrick O'Leary
  • Patent number: 10159765
    Abstract: Tissue engineered constructs and methods for fabricating the disclosed constructs are provided. Some of the disclosed tissue engineered constructs are designed to fill a void in the body due to surgical resection, for example from mastectomy or lumpectomy, wounds and the like. Some disclosed constructs comprise one or more projections designed to mimic the appearance of a structural feature when implanted into a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, TEVIDO BIODEVICES
    Inventors: Scott Forrest Collins, Thomas Boland, Maria Yanez
  • Patent number: 10123868
    Abstract: An implant includes: a sinusoidal container that includes: a plurality of projections; a plurality of troughs; and a plurality of smooth interfaces, wherein a smooth interface is interposed between a projection and an adjacent trough for the plurality of projections, troughs, and interfaces to provide a smooth continuous transition between adjacent projections and troughs. A process for making an implant includes: forming a sinusoidal container from a polymer, the sinusoidal container including: a plurality of projections; a plurality of troughs; and a plurality of smooth interfaces, wherein a smooth interface is interposed between a projection and an adjacent trough for the plurality of projections, troughs, and interfaces to provide a smooth continuous transition between adjacent projections and troughs; and providing a filling tube attached to the sinusoidal container to make the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Hilton Becker
  • Patent number: 10058416
    Abstract: A prosthesis includes an outer capsule that is made of biosorbable material. An inner capsule is encapsulated by the outer capsule. A layer of fluid is interposed between the outer capsule and the inner capsule. In one implementation, the inner capsule surrounds autologous fluids or saline. Also, the layer of fluid interposed between the outer capsule and the inner capsule may comprise autologous fluids or saline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SenoRx, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Corbitt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10052191
    Abstract: A reduced weight implantable prosthesis, including an outer surface shell for encapsulating the prosthesis, a gel mixture comprising a mixture of cohesive gel and micro-spheres for filling the shell, one or more inner volumes internal to the shell which do not contain the gel mixture; and wherein the gel mixture contains less than 60% by volume of micro-spheres mixed into the cohesive gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: G & G BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Betty Orit Govrin-Yehudian, Dael Govreen-Segal, Jacky Govrin-Yehudian
  • Patent number: 10022214
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a tissue product comprising a tissue sheet. The sheet can be formed from a plurality of tissue matrix fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Hayzlett
  • Patent number: 10004534
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inserting prosthesis implants into a patient pocket. The apparatus has multiple openings including a prosthesis opening, a proximal opening, and a small opening to receive a lubricating fluid. The prosthesis bag is a container with a wide sealed distal end and passage to a narrow apex. The apparatus reduces infection; eases insertion and placement of a cohesive silicone gel implant; and reduces complications. In use, the prosthesis bag is placed through the patient incision while allowing the bag to be manipulated to force the prosthesis into a surgical pocket of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Robert G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9980809
    Abstract: Described herein are devices for placement in surgically created soft tissue spaces, potential spaces, or cavities. The implantable devices generally include a bioabsorbable body having an open framework that facilitates attachment of tissue thereto in a manner that helps avoid post-surgical deformities. Methods for using the implantable devices in oncoplastic surgery are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Focal Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gail S. Lebovic, David B. Willis, George D. Hermann, Jonathan M. Olson
  • Patent number: 9974683
    Abstract: An implant for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes a first chamber containing an incompressible fluid, a second chamber containing a compressible fluid, and a flexible diaphragm separating the first and second chambers. The incompressible fluid is in communication with the compressible fluid via the flexible diaphragm. The first chamber has a first volume that remains constant in response to an external force applied upon the implant and the second chamber has a second volume that is changeable when the external force is applied upon the implant. The flexible diaphragm is extendible into the second chamber for reducing the second volume of the second chamber and compressing the compressible fluid within the second chamber. The compressible fluid within the second chamber provides less resistance to flexing during initial flexing of the implant and more resistance to flexing during further flexing of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9949821
    Abstract: An implantable device includes a hollow biocompatible shell and filling material. The shell is configured to be implanted in an organ of a patient. The filling material is configured to fill the shell so as to assume a specified shape of the implantable device, and is visually distinguished from tissue of the organ that surrounds the implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher Thomas Beeckler
  • Patent number: 9936973
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inserting prosthesis implants into a patient pocket. The apparatus has two openings including a prosthesis opening and a proximal opening. The prosthesis bag is a container with a wide sealed distal end and passage to a narrow apex. The apparatus reduces infection; eases insertion and placement of a cohesive silicone gel implant; and reduces complications. In use, the prosthesis bag is placed through the patient incision while allowing the bag to be manipulated to force the prosthesis into a surgical pocket of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Robert G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9913705
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tissue fillers. The tissue fillers can include a plurality of tissue particles formed from acellular tissue matrix fragments. The tissue fillers can be used to fill tissue sites, such as voids formed after tissue resection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Hayzlett, Ivis Munoz, Nimesh Kabaria, Joshua Czeczuga
  • Patent number: 9814566
    Abstract: An injection port assembly for a tissue expander and/or mammary prosthesis comprising a composite silicone matrix having embedded fiber layers. The composite matrix materials may cover or extend from the outside perimeter of the injection port assembly and provide self sealing polymeric materials if punctured by a needle. The tissue expander and injection port assemblies and structures may be formed of MR scannable materials. The injection port structures may have palpation lumps for locating the injection port structure subsequent implantation. The injection port structure may be remotely located from the tissue expander and connected thereto via tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: PMT Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew W Cree
  • Patent number: 9808338
    Abstract: A soft prosthetic implant, such as a silicone breast implant, is provided. The implant has a variety of different surfaces, for example, different textures, located on different areas of the outer surface of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David Schuessler, Dennis Van Epps
  • Patent number: 9730803
    Abstract: An orthopedic device for implanting between adjacent vertebrae comprising: an arcuate balloon and a hardenable material within said balloon. In some embodiments, the balloon has a footprint that substantially corresponds to a perimeter of a vertebral endplate. An inflatable device is inserted through a cannula into an intervertebral space and oriented so that, upon expansion, a natural angle between vertebrae will be at least partially restored. At least one component selected from the group consisting of a load-bearing component and an osteobiologic component is directed into the inflatable device through a fluid communication means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. DiMauro, Michael Andrew Slivka, Lauren Aquino Shluzas
  • Patent number: 9724189
    Abstract: A breast implant system comprises at least one casing (3, 4) with a flexible outer shape for implantation in a patient's body so as to form part of a breast implant (10) and further comprises at least one first element (1) contained in the casing and optionally at least one second element (2) also contained in the casing. The first and second elements are either displaceable within the casing and/or their volume can be changed in order to change the shape and/or size of the breast implant. A reservoir (R) comprising a lubricating fluid is connected to the casing so as to allow lubricating fluid to be supplied to and removed from the casing in order to reduce surface friction between adjacent elements and/or between the casing and the elements before the shape of the breast implant is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 9707073
    Abstract: A breast implant device product that mimic the natural pectoral fat pad of the breast and is characterized by an incomplete pyramid with isosceles triangular base and wedge-shaped edges and sloping faces that meet at acute angles with variable degree located medially, laterally and on the top and a footprint characterized by a semicircular lower portion and an oval paraboloid upper portion and a center of gravity located closer to the base than to the profile, the said footprint is advantageously converging and moving towards the underlying surface as the chest wall with a method of manufacturing and a method of use of the said implant including a breast pyramid sizing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apex Medical Device Design LLC
    Inventor: Nedaa AbdulGhani Nasif Al-Jasim
  • Patent number: 9700405
    Abstract: An expandable mammary implant including a shell having an anterior face and a posterior face. The anterior has an upper pole portion and a lower pole portion meeting at an apex, and an injection zone for receiving fluid therethrough to inflate the implant. A reinforcement material is coupled to the shell in a reinforcement zone. The reinforcement material is coupled to the shell so as to at least coincide with the upper pole portion and a peripheral rim portion that extends from the posterior face upwardly into said anterior face by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MENTOR WORLDWIDE LLC
    Inventors: Luis Alberto Davila, Anita M. Falcon, Krasimira Hristov, Leo B. Kriksunov, Robert J. Tannhauser
  • Patent number: 9655715
    Abstract: Absorbable implants for breast surgery that conform to the breast parenchyma and surrounding chest wall have been developed. These implants support newly lifted breast parenchyma, and/or a breast implant. The implants have mechanical properties sufficient to support a reconstructed breast, and allow the in-growth of tissue into the implant as it degrades. The implants have a strength retention profile allowing the support of the breast to be transitioned from the implant to regenerated host tissue, without significant loss of support. Three-dimensional implants for use in minimally invasive mastopexy/breast reconstruction procedures are also described, that confer shape to a patient's breast. These implants are self-reinforced, can be temporarily deformed, implanted in a suitably dissected tissue plane, and resume their preformed three-dimensional shape. The implants are preferably made from poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) and copolymers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Skander Limem, Emily Stires, Rebecca Marciante, Said Rizk, Arikha Moses, Fabio Felix, Bruce Van Natta
  • Patent number: 9642697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a breast prosthesis allowing controlled release of a drug and to a production method for same, and more specifically, relates to a breast prosthesis allowing controlled release of a drug by the coupling of a drug layer comprising particles carrying the drug on the breast prosthesis, and to a production method for same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SNU R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Chan Yeong Heo, Young Bin Choy, Min Park, Su Bin Park, Won Seok Lee, Byung Hwi Kim
  • Patent number: 9636210
    Abstract: A mammary implant and method of making are provided herein. The implant includes an outer shell configured to retain fluid therein, an injection element coupled to the outer shell and adapted to receive therethrough an injection device for injecting fluid into the outer shell, and an injection marker zone made of a material having ultrasonically detectable markers incorporated therein. The markers are a plurality of microcavities that are located relative to the injection element so that, when ultrasonically detected, such detection indicates a location of the injection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Mentor Worldwide LLC
    Inventors: Krasimira Hristov, Leo B. Kriksunov, Robert J. Tannhauser
  • Patent number: 9615914
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is curved in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Michael H. Rosenthal, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Christopher S. Jones, Sergio Salinas, Joseph Rimsa
  • Patent number: 9603698
    Abstract: A mesh device for supporting one or a combination of a breast implant or breast tissue is provided formed of interlaced filaments forming a mesh structure which will not unravel when cut across a mid section of the mesh device. A titanium layer positioned on the exterior surface of the filaments of the mesh provide both a biocompatible interface with surrounding tissue and enhanced engagement of the filaments to prevent unraveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Marshall Kerr, Donn K. Harms
  • Patent number: 9585744
    Abstract: A mastopexy implant for maintaining the breast in an elevated and aesthetically pleasing position includes a lower pole support comprising end portions which may be affixed to the chest wall or to a previously installed upper suspension strut. The implant is loaded in an insertion device. The insertion device is inserted through a small incision and into a subcutaneous pocket created in an inferior half of the breast. The lower pole support may have various constructs and in one embodiment includes a unitary conformable mesh having a plurality of arm or band members which are attached across the breast parenchyma and to the chest wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Arikha Moses, Emily Stires, Anthony Natale
  • Patent number: 9549812
    Abstract: Improved breast prostheses, methods of making breast prostheses, and methods of treatment using such breast prostheses are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Dhanuraj Shetty, Aaron Barere, Evan Friedman, Melissa Richter Bowley, Timothy Roock
  • Patent number: 9539086
    Abstract: A soft prosthetic implant, such as a silicone breast implant, is provided. The implant has a variety of different surfaces, for example, different textures, located on different areas of the outer surface of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David Schuessler, Dennis Van Epps
  • Patent number: 9526491
    Abstract: Approaches for implanting a donor dermis (e.g., skin) in or on a patient body are provided. A device includes a piece of donor dermis and at least one tab formed in or on the donor dermis, wherein the tab is adapted for accepting a suture. A method includes manufacturing a device including a piece of donor dermis and at least one tab formed in or on the donor dermis, wherein the tab is adapted for accepting a suture. Another method includes fastening tissue using a device including a piece of donor dermis and at least one tab formed in or on the donor dermis, wherein the tab is adapted for accepting a suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: William T. McClellan
  • Patent number: 9486308
    Abstract: A fluid-filled soft prosthetic implant having a shell with a reinforced shell wall. The soft prosthetic implant may be for breast reconstruction or augmentation, or to restore the normal appearance of soft tissue in the buttocks, chin, calf, etc. The implants may be reinforced using several methods: reinforcement of the shell wall, non-homogeneous gel-filling, or both. At least a portion of the perimeter region desirably has a shell wall thickness greater than the average shell wall thickness of either the anterior face or the posterior face. The added material at the perimeter region strengthens that area in which a large percentage of implant ruptures occur. The reinforced perimeter also helps prevent the implant from collapsing or folding, which can cause undesirable rippling or wrinkling visible through the patient's skin. The remainder of the shell will desirably have a nominal wall thickness to retain the overall softness and supple feel of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Schuessler, Ahmet Tezel
  • Patent number: 9480554
    Abstract: A method for marking a surgically formed cavity in a patient includes providing an implant comprising a matrix material and a marking material, the matrix material configured to be elastically compressible; modifying the shape and size of the implant to fit the shape and size of the surgically formed cavity in the patient, the implant being configured to fill the surgically formed cavity and support tissue surrounding the surgically formed cavity and to allow in-growth of fibrous tissue into and replace at least a portion of the matrix material; and inserting the implant into the surgically formed cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SenoRx, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Corbitt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9474593
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inserting prosthesis implants into a patient pocket. The apparatus has three openings including a prosthesis opening, a larger proximal opening, and a small distal opening. The apparatus prevents infection; eases insertion and placement; and reduces complications. In use, the inverse bellow is placed through the patient incision while allowing the bellow to be manipulated to force the prosthesis into a surgical pocket of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Robert G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9452043
    Abstract: A reduced weight implantable prosthesis, including an outer surface shell for encapsulating the prosthesis, a gel mixture comprising a mixture of cohesive gel and micro-spheres for filling the shell, one or more inner volumes internal to the shell which do not contain the gel mixture; and wherein the gel mixture contains less than 60% by volume of micro-spheres mixed into the cohesive gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: G & BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Jacky Govrin-Yehudian, Betty Orit Govrin-Yehudian, Dael Govreen-Segal
  • Patent number: 9370414
    Abstract: A reconstructive breast prosthesis suitable for implantation into a void in a breast following a lumpectomy procedure in which a body of tissue is excised from the breast, the reconstructive breast prosthesis including an implant body at least generally configured to assume an implant shape corresponding to the shape of the body of tissue excised from the breast and an implant shape retaining structure adapted to maintain the implant body in the implant shape, the reconstructive breast prosthesis having an overall density which is less than the density of the body of tissue excised from the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: IMPLITE LTD.
    Inventor: Avraham Glicksman
  • Patent number: 9351823
    Abstract: A breast implant and process to optimize the treatment of breast cancer patients that offers more effective alternatives in breast reconstruction and simultaneously administers regional therapies in order to minimize the possibility of local recurrences. The breast implant comprises an inner porous core contained by an elastic holding layer with a system of tubes and conducts within it covered with biodegradable chemotherapeutic and attaching layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Kathia Alejandro
  • Patent number: 9351824
    Abstract: An adjustable implant for volumetrically altering, replacing, expanding, or augmenting tissues is provided. The implant includes an elastomeric membrane enclosed or partially enclosed about a main chamber. The implant is adapted to expand when filled with a fluid. The membrane includes an outer zone formed from at least one outer elastomeric layer; an inner zone formed from at least one inner elastomeric layer; and a middle zone formed from at least one elastomeric middle layer positioned between a least a portion of the outer zone and at least a portion of the inner zone. The implant is configured such that the middle zone is under contraction from a contracting force provided by the outer zone or the inner zone. A method of forming a fluid-filled adjustable implant for volumetrically altering, replacing, expanding, or augmenting tissues is also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ImplantAdjust, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Renke
  • Patent number: 9277986
    Abstract: A mastopexy implant for maintaining the breast in an elevated and aesthetically pleasing position includes a lower pole support comprising end portions which may be affixed to the chest wall or to a previously installed upper suspension strut. The implant is loaded in an insertion device. The insertion device is inserted through a small incision and into a subcutaneous pocket created in an inferior half of the breast. The lower pole support may have various constructs and in one embodiment includes a unitary conformable mesh having a plurality of arm or band members which are attached across the breast parenchyma and to the chest wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Arikha Moses, Emily Stires, Anthony Natale
  • Patent number: 9271821
    Abstract: Elongated and high aspect ratio tissue treatment products are provided. Methods of making and using the tissue treatment products are also provided. The tissue treatment products can be used as implants that conform to the site of implantation and resist migration away from their implantation site in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Roock, Nathaniel Bachrach, Benjamin T. Kibalo
  • Patent number: 9221999
    Abstract: A method for activating silicone rubber surfaces comprising steps of: i) swelling at least the surface of the silicone rubber matrix with a silicone rubber swelling solvent; ii) treating the silicone rubber matrix during or after the swelling with a solution comprising at least a reactive silane, the reactive silane comprising: a) at least one Si—C bond and; b) at least one hydrolytically labile bond linked to at least one of the Si atoms present in the reactive silane and; c) at least one functional group F1 connected via a Si—C bond to the same or an other Si atom present in the reactive silane, the functional group comprising electrophilic and/or nucleophilic moieties, and/or at least one functional group F2 connected via a Si—C bond to the same or an other Si atom present in the reactive silane comprising moieties which become electrophilic or nucleophilic moieties by a mechanism selected from the group consisting of ring opening of a cyclic structure, hydrolysis, displacement or by a migration reaction;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: John Andrew Zupancich, Paul Wyman
  • Patent number: 9220811
    Abstract: In various aspects, the present invention is directed to implantable neurostimulation leads and methods for their formation. In various additional aspects, the present invention is directed to medical devices having silicone-containing regions with overlying polymeric layers and to methods of forming the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Holman Overstreet, Anne M. Pianca, Janusz A. Kuzman, Aditya Pandit, Shaina Brito, Robert E. Richard, Kerri DiPietro, Frederick H. Strickler, Mark Boden, Lan Pham, William Orinski
  • Patent number: 9211185
    Abstract: Breast implants including sensor modules and related methods are described herein. Breast implants include those with: a shell configured to be substantially filled with a viscous material; a plurality of sensor modules attached to the shell, the sensor modules oriented to detect one or more analytes in a fluid adjacent to the shell, the sensor modules positioned at a distance from each other, wherein each of the plurality of sensor modules includes a unique identifier; and at least one power source operably attached to the plurality of sensor modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Edward S. Boyden, Gregory J. Della Rocca, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Robert Langer, Eric C. Leuthardt, Terence Myckatyn, Parag Jitendra Parikh, Dennis J. Rivet, Joshua S. Shimony, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 9199092
    Abstract: An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has an imageable shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and may contain permanent metallic elements to aid in its imaging. When the device is implanted in a resected cavity in soft tissue, it can cause the cavity to conform substantially to a known imageable shape. The implantable device is further imageable due to its attenuation properties being different from those of soft tissue such that the boundaries of the tissue corresponding to the predetermined shape can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Focal Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Stubbs, George D. Hermann, Gail S. Lebovic, Michael J. Drews
  • Patent number: 9199002
    Abstract: Provided are hybrid soft tissue constructs comprising a core material, a biomaterial matrix and mammalian cells. Also provided are methods of augmenting or reconstructing a soft tissue of a mammal. Additionally, methods of forming a hybrid soft tissue construct are provided. The use of the above constructs for augmenting or reconstructing a soft tissue of a mammal are further provided. Additionally provided is the use of the above constructs for the manufacture of a medicament for augmenting or reconstructing a soft tissue of a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Mao, Eduardo K. Moioli
  • Patent number: 9192474
    Abstract: A penis erection stimulation system comprises one or more infusion needles disposed within and implanted along with one or more housings adjacent the patient's left and right corpora cavernosa. A reservoir and a pump are also implanted inside the patient's body to supply the infusion needle with infusion liquid. A drive unit also adapted for implantation inside the patient's body is arranged for advancing and retracting the tip end of the infusion needle such that it penetrates the housing at least in two different penetration areas either simultaneously or in immediate time succession, thereby injecting drugs along with the infusion liquid into the patient's body for stimulating penis erection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 9180001
    Abstract: Surgical procedures of the breast where an adhesive is applied to fixate a reshaped and/or relocated portion of breast tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Melissa Bowley