Implantable Patents (Class 623/8)
  • Patent number: 10993796
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant transfer device is provided that may be used to insert a prosthetic implant through a surgical opening. In some embodiments, the device may comprise a flexible sheet of material that may be formed into an elongated hollow structure. The flexible sheet of material includes a plurality of fasteners that may be selected and engaged to define a desired size distal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey Weinzweig
  • Patent number: 10945831
    Abstract: A dermal tissue allograft includes a dermal matrix having a profile including first and second vertices, a first imaginary axis extending between the first and second vertices, a first peripheral edge extending along a continuous path from the first vertex to the second vertex on a first side of the first imaginary axis, and a second peripheral edge extending along a continuous path from the first vertex to the second vertex on a second side of the first imaginary axis. The first peripheral edge includes an apogee, a convex portion, and a concave portion. The convex and concave portions meet at a transition point located on the first peripheral edge between its apogee and the second vertex. The second peripheral edge includes an apogee and is convex. The second perpendicular distance is greater than the first perpendicular distance. The dermal matrix has a substantially uniform thickness across its profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, The Methodist Hospital
    Inventors: Antonio M. Bunce, Todd J. Nilsen, Evangelia Chnari, Aldona J. Spiegel, Michael Locarno, Gregory P. Adams
  • Patent number: 10939985
    Abstract: A method for coating a sterile breast prosthesis packaged within a sterile blister package with a lubricious material while maintaining the sterility of the breast prosthesis is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: R. Alastair Winn
  • Patent number: 10926075
    Abstract: An implantable portal includes a septum that has embedded therein an indicia adapted to identify at least one characteristic of the portal. The indicia may be formed as an impression at a base layer of the septum, and is filled with a radiopaque material. The septum base layer is covered by liquid silicone, which bonds with the septum base layer when solidified, so that an integral one-piece septum, with the identifier indicia embedded therein, is effected. The indicia embedded septum is fitted to the reservoir housing of the portal for providing identification information for that portal. The septum embedded indicia is viewable visually and also by x-ray or computer tomography imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: William Lloyd Beling, Kristin Finberg, Ronald Gene Travis
  • Patent number: 10912636
    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 biocompatihility would be achieved in vivo. Methods for making such new devices and surface textures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Ardeshir Bayat, Ernie Hill, Daniel Kyle, Antonios Oikonomou
  • Patent number: 10898314
    Abstract: The breast implant of the present invention comprises a first pouch, a plurality of second pouches, and a plurality of third pouches. The first pouch has a first enclosing membrane and a first lumen formed by the first enclosing membrane. The interior of the first lumen includes a dome and a bottom portion corresponding to the dome. Each second pouch has a second enclosing membrane and a second lumen formed by the second enclosing membrane. The second pouches are provided in the first lumen and radiate from the center of the dome. Each third pouch has a third enclosing membrane and a third lumen formed by the third enclosing membrane. The third pouches are provided between the second pouches in the first lumen and are arranged in strings that extend from the center of the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jui-Yang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10898313
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis includes a shell having an apex, a base, a radius located between the apex and the base, and a dome extending between the apex and the radius. The shell has an outer surface and an inner surface that surrounds an interior volume of the shell. At least one rib is integrally formed with the inner surface of the shell and projects inwardly from the inner surface of the shell into the interior volume of the shell. The shell has an interior volume that is adapted to receive a biocompatible filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Mentor Worldwide LLC
    Inventors: Marc Feinberg, Joseph Henry Contiliano, Vikram Garadi, John Haroutunian
  • Patent number: 10882195
    Abstract: By rotationally casting soft robots, no bonding of different material layers is required. Soft robots including one or more integrated enclosed compartments are constructed from fibers that are embedded directly into the mold prior to adding elastomeric precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Robert Shepherd, Huichan Zhao, Ahmed Elsamadisi
  • Patent number: 10881502
    Abstract: A nipple implant assembly and method for implanting the nipple implant are provided. The nipple implant assembly includes a nipple skeleton with or without areola made of metallic or non-metallic memory-shape bio-compatible material. The nipple implant assembly may consist of holes to allow growth of natural breast tissue into the implant for improved holding better attachment of the implant into the human's tissue. The nipple implant assembly may be coated by or cast in a polymeric coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FIXNIP LTD.
    Inventors: Yagil Netta Chaim, Daniel Korkos, Gil Ofir
  • Patent number: 10874430
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for inserting prosthesis implants into surgically-created implant pockets in a subject and for preventing capsular contracture resulting from surgical insertion of prosthesis implants. The apparatus includes a base having an upper surface and a lower surface and having an aperture formed therein which extends through the upper surface and the lower surface of the base. The apparatus also includes a tubular member that is coupled to the base. The inner bore of the tubular member is operable to receive the implant and has a substantially uniform cross-sectional width over the predetermined length. The apparatus is capable of shielding the implant from microbial contamination, including contamination by the endogenous flora of the subject, during insertion of the implant into the surgically-created implant pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen David Bresnick
  • Patent number: 10842613
    Abstract: Devices and methods of treatment useful in implantation and post-implantation procedures are described. The devices and methods may be used to correct deformities and/or asymmetries in tissues near an implant, support tissues near an implant, and/or refine the shape of an area of the body after placement of an implant, for example. The method may include inserting a cannula into tissue adjacent to or near an implant of a patient, and delivering fat or other filler material(s) to the tissue, wherein the cannula is configured to prevent or otherwise minimize the risk of damaging the implant, e.g., a breast implant. The cannula may include an elongate member having a lumen therein, an atraumatic distal tip, and an opening disposed proximal to the distal tip, the opening being in fluid communication with the lumen for delivering the fat or other filler material(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Establishment Labs, S.A.
    Inventors: Marcos Sforza, Juan José Chacón Quirós, Nicole Martínez, Nathalia Araujo, Roberto De Mezerville
  • Patent number: 10799313
    Abstract: A mammary tissue expander device including an inflatable shell having an anterior side and a posterior side, the anterior side having an upper pole portion and a lower pole portion meeting at an apex, and an injection port for receiving fluid therethrough to inflate the expander, and a substantially flat attachment flap coupled to the posterior side of the shell, and extending in an inferior direction beyond an inferior edge of the shell by a distance D such that the attachment flap may be extended around the inferior edge and upwards to overlay at least a portion of the anterior side of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MENTOR WORLDWIDE LLC
    Inventors: Luis Alberto Davila, Udo Werner Graf, John Wesley Canady
  • Patent number: 10763920
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a first detector circuit, a near field communication (NFC) circuit, and a sensor package. The first detector circuit configured to detect a stimulus using a resistive change polymer type detector, a capacitive shift polymer type detector, a dielectric change polymer type detector, a graphene based sensor, or a metal-oxide (MOX) type detector. The NFC circuit having an NFC powered receiver and an NFC data transceiver. The NFC power receiver configured to receive power from a mobile device using an NFC standard protocol and to provide operating power for the sensor device. The NFC data transceiver configured to transmit data to the mobile device using the NFC standard protocol, the data corresponding to the first stimulus. The sensor package configured to house the first detector circuit and the NFC circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Adrian Mikolajczak, Marc Haylock, Christopher Woodthorpe, Joerg Poeltl
  • Patent number: 10729537
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a breast implant device product that mimics the natural pectoral fat 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 footprint 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: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apex Medical Device Design LLC
    Inventor: Nedaa AbdulGhani Nasif Al-Jasim
  • Patent number: 10709539
    Abstract: The invention relates to a three-dimensional medical implant, comprising a first thin porous component, and a first load-bearing and volume-creating component, which is connected to the first thin porous component; wherein the load-bearing and volume-creating component comprises an organized structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NOVUS SCIENTIFIC AB
    Inventor: Torbjörn Mathisen
  • Patent number: 10695165
    Abstract: Improved breast prostheses, methods of making breast prostheses, and methods of treatment using such breast prostheses are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Dhanuraj Shetty, Aaron Barere, Evan J. Friedman, Melissa Richter Bowley, Timothy Roock
  • 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