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US20110160517 System for heart assist, cannula and method  
A cannula for a patient includes an elongate body having a length of at least 70 cm and a channel extending through the body defining a wall. The cannula includes a wire embodied within at least a...
US20120150093 SYNOVIAL SHUNTS  
Shunt for joint repair, creates a passageway between interior and exterior of a joint capsule, the shunt comprising a body of biocompatible material, which is substantially hollow; a proximal and...
US20120022428 BYPASS VASCULAR GRAFT  
A vascular connector configured to bypass an occluded vessel comprises a primary graft stem and a venous outflow stem. In general, the primary graft stem accepts a blood flow from an occluded...
US20140213958 SCHLEMM'S CANAL DEVICES AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING FLUID FLOW  
This disclosure relates generally to methods and devices for an ocular implant which can be positioned in the Schlemm's canal of a patient's eye for improving fluid flow, such as aqueous fluid,...
US20140343475 FLUID INFUSION METHODS FOR OCULAR DISORDER TREATMENT  
Methods of treating ocular disorders are disclosed, such as a method that includes inserting an implant in eye tissue, using a delivery instrument, such that an inlet portion of the implant is in...
US20130204175 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING HEART FAILURE  
The present teachings provide a device and method of making and using thereof. Specifically, one aspect of the present teachings provides a device comprising a shunt having a distal end and a...
US20120245505 INTRACAMERAL DEVICES FOR SUSTAINED DELIVERY  
Described herein are intracameral drug and/or therapeutic bioactive agent delivery devices comprising a substantially cylindrical structure for at least partial placement into the anterior chamber...
US20130281909 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES  
The present invention provides systems and methods for treating wounds in patients who lack the innate ability to regulate glucose (e.g., diabetic patients). In one aspect of the invention, a...
US20060189916 Device for draining aqueous humor in cases of glaucoma  
A device is made up of one piece, or two independent pieces, that can be linked with each other to make a unit. The anterior end of a drainage tube is introduced 2 mm into the anterior chamber of...
US20150011927 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTRAVENTRICULAR BRAIN STIMULATION  
The present application is directed to devices and methods that can treat dementia or other brain disorders via electrical stimulation. Embodiments disclosed herein utilize brain stimulation of...
US20150018746 DEVICE FOR USE IN GLAUCOMA SURGERY  
The invention relates to a device for use in glaucoma surgery intended for implantation in the eye. The device comprises a flat head region (8), a probe (6) which adjoins the head region (8), and...
US20150045714 INTRASCLERAL SHUNT PLACEMENT  
Glaucoma can be treated by implanting an intraocular shunt into an eye. The eye has an anterior chamber and sclera. A shunt can be placed into the eye to establish fluid communication between the...
US20120191030 EUSTACHIAN TUBE DEVICE  
A device stenting the Eustachian tube is inserted through the nasopharynx and provides enhanced ventilation and drainage to the middle ear. Also provided is a method for inserting the device into...
US20140155805 Delivery System for Ocular Implant  
A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid...
US20130281908 Delivery System for Ocular Implant  
A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid...
US20100179468 Side-by-side lacrimal intubation threader and method  
A device to facilitate insertion or threading of a flexible silicone intubation stent into the lacrimal drainage system of a patient. The device has an oblong hollow semi-rigid probe having the...
US20120116284 Treatment of the chronic renal disease by two-stage transplantations of a patient's kidney  
The invention proposes a novel method of treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The method includes two stage transplantations of a patient's kidney: first, one of kidneys of the...
US20140228733 Left Atrial Appendage Shunt  
A left atrial appendage shunt for reducing blood clot formation in a left atrial appendage includes a first artificially created opening through a wall of the left atrial appendage and a second...
US20120238936 System, devices, and methods for real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions  
Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions.
US20130041305 ARTERIAL SHUNT  
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed toward an arterial shunts for use during vascular surgery. Some embodiments are useful during an endarterectomy, and may be configured for...
US20140155807 INTESTINAL BRAKE INDUCING INTRALUMINAL THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCE ELUTING DEVICES AND METHODS  
Methods and devices create an intestinal braking effect, are non-invasive or minimally invasive, and may be reversible. These methods and devices are accomplished via stabilized implantable...
US20110295180 INTESTINAL BRAKE INDUCING INTRALUMINAL THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCE ELUTING DEVICES AND METHODS  
Methods and devices create an intestinal braking effect, are non-invasive or minimally invasive, and may be reversible. These methods and devices are accomplished via stabilized implantable...
US20140171852 TROCAR AND TROCAR-NEEDLE INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR GLAUCOMA DRAINAGE SURGERY  
A trocar comprising a hollow barrel having an open side extending along the hollow barrel, the hollow barrel terminating at a first end with a pointed tip for incision of the trocar through tissue...
US20120221090 BRANCH STENT GRAFT FOR AORTIC ANEURYSM REPAIR  
Described is a removable shunt adapted for deployment along a brain-supplying artery into an aorta to supply blood to the artery during deployment of a stent-graft in the aorta, the removable...
US20100125237 IMPLANT FOR USE IN SURGERY FOR GLAUCOMA AND A METHOD  
An implant for use in surgery for glaucoma of an eye having an oval plastic piece to which a tube is attached. The oval is wrapped as a taco enclosing the tube. The oval is placed via an incision...
US20080234624 OCULAR IMPLANT WITH ANCHOR AND THERAPEUTIC AGENT  
An ocular disorder treatment implant includes an anchor and a therapeutic agent. The implant has a body with first and second end portions. The implant is configured to transport fluid from the...
US20130303968 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF NON-VENTILATING MIDDLE EAR BY PROVIDING A GAS PATHWAY THROUGH THE NASOPHARYNX  
Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to...
US20090264808 Biliary/Pancreatic Shunt Device and Method for Treatment of Metabolic and Other Diseases  
Provided is a shunt device that promotes stimulation of secretion of intestinal L-cells and other enteroendocrine cell types. Enteroendocrine secretion is stimulated directly or indirectly by...
US20150065941 IMPLANTATION TOOLS, TOOL ASSEMBLIES, KITS AND METHODS  
An implant device to provide an artificial fluid path in fluid communication with the lacrimal apparatus is implanted through a fistula opening into the lacrimal apparatus using a working member...
US20050283109 Method and apparatus for lacrimal canal obstruction  
A plug is presented. The plug includes biodendrimer and is suitably sized and shaped to be placed within a punctum or a lacrimal canal of an eye. The plug, when placed within the punctum or the...
US20120121838 GLOVE COATING AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS  
This invention relates to an elastomeric article with improved lubricity and donnablity and reduced stickiness/tackiness. According to the methods of the invention, the internal surface of the...
US20130041306 Therapeutic method for treatment of hypertension  
A long-term implantable arterio-venous shunt device or creation of a fistula is provided that can be used as a therapeutic method for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The...
US20140200501 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUTURELESSLY CONNECTING A CONDUIT TO A HOLLOW ORGAN  
An implantable connector for suturelessly connecting a conduit to a hollow organ, the implantable connector comprising: a hollow expandable stent, wherein the hollow expandable stent comprises an...
US20110319806 Ocular Implants Deployed in Schlemm's Canal of the Eye  
An ocular implant is provided that is adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. The implant includes an implant body having plurality of filars extending...
US20050267398 Glaucoma shunt  
A glaucoma shunt includes a plate having filtration and fixation portions. In some embodiments the filtration portion includes a surface provided with stiffening ribs which increase rigidity and...
US20120130300 Therapeutic Methods Using Controlled Delivery Devices Having Zero Order Kinetics  
An injectable or implantable medical device having orifice(s) on the surface that release an active agent with zero-order release kinetics is described herein. The device is a hollow matrix of any...
US20120165722 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR IMPLANTING A SHUNT IN THE SUPRACHOROIDAL SPACE  
The invention generally relates to devices and methods for implanting a shunt in the suprachoroidal space of an eye. In certain aspects, devices of the invention include a housing, a deployment...
US20150112241 Methods of Treatment Using a Bariatric Sleeve  
Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends...
US20110245752 METHODS OF TREATMENT USING A BARIATRIC SLEEVE  
Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends...
US20140296768 REMOVAL AND REPOSITIONING DEVICES  
A gastrointestinal implant device includes a flexible, floppy sleeve, open at both ends, that extends into the duodenum. The device further includes a collapsible anchor coupled to the proximal...
US20120150094 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR USE IN ENDOSCOPIC ORGAN PROCEDURES  
Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds in a circumferential...
US20120220917 OCULAR IMPLANT WITH HYDROGEL EXPANSION CAPABILITIES  
An ocular implant includes an elongate member having an internal lumen forming a flow pathway that provides a fluid pathway between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal space of the eye....
US20050043669 Trimmable sensing catheter  
An implantable fluid management device is provided that includes a catheter having at least one wire running therethrough and coupled to a sensor disposed at a distal portion of the catheter. At...
US20140163448 SUPRACHORIODAL DRAINAGE TUBE IN A FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM  
Described herein is a treatment device for the drainage of fluid within an eye of a patient. The treatment device comprises a drainage tube and a flow system in fluid communication with the...
US20100030126 MONOCANALICULONASAL AND/OR MONOCANALICULAR INTUBATION ASSEMBLY, MAINLY FOR NASOLACHRYMAL IMPERFORATION  
Monocanaliculonasal and/or monocanalicular intubation assembly mainly intended for nasolachrymal imperforation, comprising a mandrel (2) made of a first substantially rigid material, such as a...
US20050119603 Surgical implant for accessing cerebrospinal fluid and method of surgically inserting same  
A surgical implant and method of surgically inserting the implant into the skull of a patient to gain access to cerebrospinal fluid within the lateral ventricles. The implant includes an annular...
US20100087774 OCULAR IMPLANT WITH ANCHORING MECHANISM AND MULTIPLE OUTLETS  
Devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One ocular implant, has a substantially straight, rigid, elongate body. The body has a self-trephinating distal portion that...
US20070197952 MEMBRANE EYELET  
A structure and method for deploying an eyelet in a membrane, where the eyelet includes: a waist section; a first anchor section coupled to and flared from the waist section; and a second anchor...
US20070083146 Punctum plugs having insertion guides and strengthening beams  
A punctum plug comprises a distal tip for anchoring the punctum plug in an implanted position in the lacrimal drainage system of the eye, a proximal cap that remains exposed in the eye in the...
US20140100508 HYBRID ARTERIOVENOUS SHUNT  
An apparatus for positioning a graft and catheter operable for subcutaneous access to the vascular system of a patient. A surgically created, hybrid arteriovenous shunt is provided which comprises...