Implantable Patents (Class 623/8)
  • Patent number: 11324854
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the preparation of hydrogels consisting of crosslinked glycosaminoglycans, which comprises: a) reacting at least one hybrid cooperative complex obtained by heating aqueous solutions of low- and high-molecular-weight glycosaminoglycans at 80-160° C. with a diepoxide as crosslinker in a ratio with the complex ranging between 0.1 and 1 equivalents, preferably between 0.2 and 0.4 equivalents, the concentration by weight of the complex in the solution ranging between 1% and 15%, preferably between 2% and 10%; b) purifying by dialysis, ultrafiltration and diafiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Altergon SA
    Inventors: Nicola Solimando, Maurizio Pagliuca
  • Patent number: 11298220
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for improved breast surgeries are provided. The devices can include tissue matrix and synthetic meshes for surrounding breast implants or tissue expanders to provide improved implant outcomes for pre-pectoral implantation or other implantation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Kai-Roy Wang, Sangwook Park
  • Patent number: 11273027
    Abstract: A novel and advantageous implant device and methods for implanting the device are provided. Particularly, novel and advantageous devices and methods for breast reconstruction are provided. More particularly, novel and advantageous devices and methods for breast reconstruction to provide a more realistic form are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Carla J. Nygaard
  • Patent number: 11253351
    Abstract: A tapered sleeve is provided that includes a lubricating coating on an inner surface. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicon breast implant) is introduced into a large end of the sleeve and extruded into a surgical pocket of minimal access incision size through a small-sized end of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KELLER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Keller, Judy Jones Senn
  • Patent number: 11185384
    Abstract: A tissue expander having an integrated drain includes an outer shell having an opening and one or more drainage holes. An injection port is disposed in the opening of the shell and forms a fluid-tight seal with the shell. The injection port includes a needle guard having a needle guard base with a top surface, and a barrier membrane that overlies the top surface of the needle guard base. The barrier membrane defines an inflation chamber located between the top surface of the needle guard base and a bottom surface of the barrier membrane, and a drainage chamber overlying a top surface of the barrier membrane. The tissue expander includes one or more inflation ports that are in fluid communication with the inflation chamber for inflating and deflating the outer shell with a first fluid. A drainage conduit is in fluid communication with and extends between the drainage chamber and the one or more drainage holes for draining a second fluid from outside the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mentor Worldwide LLC
    Inventors: Marc Feinberg, Leo B. Kriksunov, Robert J. Tannhauser, Michael Hoffman, Jonathan Frenzel
  • Patent number: 11174336
    Abstract: An elastomeric polymer, comprising (1) a hard segment in the amount of 10% to 60% by weight of the elastomeric polymer, wherein the hard segment includes a urethane, urea or urethaneurea; and (2) a soft segment in the amount of 40% to 90% by weight of the elastomeric polymer. The soft segment comprises (a) at least 2% by weight of the soft segment of at least one polyether macrodiol, and/or at least one polycarbonate macrodiol; and (b) at least 2% by weight of the soft segment of at least one polyisobutylene macrodiol and/or diamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Inventors: Rudolf Faust, Umaprasana Ojha
  • Patent number: 11154393
    Abstract: Full contour absorbable implants for breast surgery redistribute breast volume between the breast's upper and lower poles in exact and desirable ratios. The implants preferably redistribute breast volume so that the upper pole breast volume is 20-40% of the total volume, and the lower pole breast volume is 60-80% of the total volume. The implants are also designed to provide specific curvatures to the poles of the breast, and to angulate the nipple areolar complex slightly skyward so that the patient's nipple is positioned at an angle above the nipple meridian reference line. The implants are designed to be transitory, with sufficient strength retention to allow transition from support of the breast by the implant to support by regenerated host tissue growing in and around the implants, without any significant loss of support during or subsequent to remodeling. The implants may optionally be used with permanent breast implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Skander Limem, Said Rizk, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 11116620
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for delivering prosthesis implants into surgically-created implant pockets in a subject and for preventing capsular contracture resulting from surgical insertion of prosthesis implants. The device may include a delivery member operable to wrap around the implant thereby forming a conforming cavity around the implant that conforms to the shape of the implant. The delivery member is also operable to propel the implant from the conforming cavity into the implant pocket in the subject upon the application of mechanical force to the delivery member. The device also includes a shielding member coupled with the delivery member. The shielding member is operable to shield the implant from at least a portion of the dissection tunnel connecting the incision to the implant pocket during delivery of the implant to the implant pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen David Bresnick
  • Patent number: 11096771
    Abstract: A device having a structured coating for adhering to rough, in particular biological, surfaces, includes a carrier layer, wherein a plurality of protrusions is arranged on the carrier layer, which protrusions each comprise at least a shaft having an end face pointing away from the surface, and wherein a further layer is arranged at least on the end face, wherein the layer has a different modulus of elasticity than the protrusion in question. The further layer can also fill the intermediate spaces between the protrusions such that an internal structured coating is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materiallen gemeinnützige GmbH
    Inventors: Eduard Arzt, Sarah Fischer, Klaus Kruttwig, René Hensel, Bernhard Schick, Gentiana Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11090146
    Abstract: A size adjustable cover used for soft tissue reinforcement which is adapted to envelop an implantable device, such as a breast implant, in a surgical application. The cover is formed using a circular two-dimensional implantable matrix material having an inner circle and a plurality of fringes which radiate circumferentially from the inner circle. The implantable device is positioned upon the inner circle, and the plurality of fringes are folded inwardly to form an overlapping implant pocket which envelops the implantable device. Each fringe further has a punched opening, allowing a loop of suture thread to link each fringe together. Certain fringes are excluded from the loop to create stabilization tabs which radiate from the inner circle and are attached to a site of host implantation to stabilize the cover and the implantable device within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Anke Young
  • Patent number: 11083564
    Abstract: A prosthetic insertion apparatus and related methods of use in delivering filled prosthetic bladders through a skin incision and into a surgical cavity or pocket. The prosthetic insertion apparatus imparts control and retention properties to a surgical professional such the prosthetic bladder can be oriented and manipulated into the surgical cavity without risk of inadvertent dropping of the prosthetic bladder and without imparting damaging stress or torque to the bladder. Suitable materials can be utilized that are selected as having advantageous properties including lubricity, rigidity, easily sterilizable, and high strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Gryskiewicz, James A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11065075
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an extended tissue expander according to various aspects of the present technology may function in conjunction with a graft material for temporary implantation into a patient to form a pocket for a permanent implant. Systems and methods may comprise an extended tissue expander comprising an extension portion that may be integral to a posterior section of a shell of the extended tissue expander, wherein the extension portion extends from the posterior section forming an at least partially continuous annular rim around the circumference of the shell. The graft material may overlay an anterior portion of the shell and may be coupled to the at least partially continuous annular rim with bioabsorbable sutures. Upon implantation, the shell may be partially filled with a filler material until the graft material is gently pressed against a posterior portion of the patient skin flap, promoting its integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Reconstructive Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Tamir Mostafa Mosharrafa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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