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9039677 Apparatus for treating obesity by extracting food  
The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for treating obesity. A tube is positioned that passes through a patient's abdominal wall into the upper digestive system of the...
9039649 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass  
Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass are described. A gastrointestinal bypass device includes a gastrointestinal cuff and a gastrointestinal sleeve. The cuff may be configured to be...
9039650 Ocular implants with asymmetric flexibility  
An ocular implant having an inlet portion and a Schlemm's canal portion distal to the inlet portion, the inlet portion being disposed at a proximal end of the implant and sized and configured to...
9022967 Implant device, tool, and methods relating to treatment of paranasal sinuses  
An implant device is configured to be implanted in a fistula to fluidly connect the lacrimal apparatus and a paranasal sinus. A surgical tool has an implant the implant device mounted on a...
9023097 Device and method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula  
A shunt rivet for implantation in the aorta and inferior vena cava to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and a method of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
9022968 Auto-regulation system for intraocular pressure  
A device and system for controlling pressure via fluid exchange in the body is presented. The device and system may be used to control intraocular eye pressure. The system is comprised of four...
9017275 Distal perfusion sheath  
A distal perfusion sheath (DPS) is provided for cases where blood perfusion is needed for downstream arteries (distal) to the insertion point of the DPS within the target artery. The ability to...
9017276 Shunt placement through the sclera  
The present invention generally relates to intraocular shunts, and in particular, to intraocular shunts configured to form a drainage pathway between the anterior chamber and the intra-Tenon's space.
9011363 Tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube  
The invention is a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube. The tube has a distal end and a proximal end and a tube lumen. A medial flange is located at the distal end of the tube and has 2...
9011362 Method of treating COPD with artificial arterio-venous fistula and flow mediating systems  
A method for treatment of COPD, hypertension, and left ventricular hypertrophy, and chronic hypoxia including creation of an artificial arterio-venous fistula and installation of a flow mediating...
9011361 Lacrimal implant detection  
This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a lacrimal implant insertable at least partially into a lacrimal punctum. The lacrimal implant comprises an implant core, and...
9011365 Adjustable gastrointestinal bifurcation (AGB) for reduced absorption of unhealthy food  
This invention is a device and method for adjustably and reversibly reducing nutrient absorption from food passing through a person's gastrointestinal tract using an Adjustable Gastrointestinal...
9005155 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...
9005175 Ostomy pouch technology  
For a person who has a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (“PEG”) tube and an esophagus stoma, a method for using an ostomy pouch is provided, where inlet of the ostomy pouch is connected to the...
8999472 Tubular conduit  
A tubular conduit is disclosed. The tubular conduit comprises a tubular portion made from a flexible material and an axially extending external helical formation located around the outside of the...
8998838 Adjustable valve for IOP control with reed valve  
A drainage device for implantation in an eye of a patient to treat an ocular condition, that includes an implant body portion comprising of a valve portion. The valve portion may comprise a...
8992457 Gastrointestinal implants  
A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis positionable at the gastro-esophageal junction region, preferably below the z-line. In a method for inducing weight...
8992455 Methods, apparatuses and systems for caval stenting for venous drainage  
A self expanding cannula with improved drainage properties based upon its greater length is provided, along with methods of using the cannula in cardiopulmonary bypass.
8992456 Implantable pump for removal of cerebrospinal fluid  
A device and system for removing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from a CSF space within a patient's body includes a housing adapted for implantation into a subcutaneous body space remote from the CSF...
8979789 In vivo punctal anchoring method for lacrimal stents  
A device and method for performing stenting and intubation of the nasolacrimal system to treat for stenosis or obstruction includes a semi-rigid tubular guide sleeve through which a flexible...
8979786 Autoretroperfusion devices and systems  
Devices, systems, and methods for providing retroperfusion to at least one ischemic tissue in a minimally invasive manner are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein enable an...
8974511 Methods for treating closed angle glaucoma  
The present invention generally relates to methods for treating closed angle glaucoma. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve inserting into an eye a deployment device configured...
8961446 Implantable flow connector  
An implantable flow connector for fluidically coupling a source tissue-enclosed body space with a destination element, comprising: a conduit having a lumen terminating at an orifice at a first end...
8961447 Glaucoma treatment method  
An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. In some embodiments the implant has a body extending in a curved volume whose longitudinal axis...
8961448 Implantable drainage device  
An implantable drainage device is provided. The device is adapted to move body fluid from one part of the body of a patient to another part of the body.
8956318 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass  
Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass are described. A gastrointestinal bypass device includes a gastrointestinal cuff and a gastrointestinal sleeve. The cuff may be configured to be...
8956320 Capillary valve  
A capillary fluid flow valve may include a chamber having a first boundary surface and a second boundary surface defined by a housing. The first and second boundary surfaces may be spaced apart by...
8956319 One-way valve devices for anchored implantation in a lung  
An intra-bronchial device placed and anchored in an air passageway of a patient to collapse a lung portion associated with the air passageway. The device includes a support structure, an...
8951221 Method and device for the treatment of glaucoma  
The invention relates to a method and device for the treatment of glaucoma, though insertion of an implant into the lumen of the Schlemm's canal to realize proper drainage of the aqueous humor,...
8951223 Methods and devices for intra-atrial shunts having adjustable sizes  
Devices and methods for treating heart disease by normalizing elevated blood pressure in the left and right atria of a heart of a mammal are disclosed. Devices may include an adjustable hydraulic...
8951222 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...
8945038 Internal shunt and method for treating glaucoma  
A surgical technique and device wherein an indwelling tube is placed in the eye of a patient having glaucoma. The tube diverts aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the suprachoroidal space...
8945039 Devices, systems, and methods for organ retroperfusion  
Devices, systems, and methods for organ retroperfusion. In at least one embodiment of a method of organ perfusion of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of positioning at least...
8936564 Bio-compatible catheter  
A bio-compatible lumen bearing device such as a catheter formed of a polymeric material having a titanium surface bonded to the underlying exposed catheter surface. The titanium surface is...
8932341 Method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula  
A shunt rivet for implantation in the aorta and inferior vena cava to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and a method of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The shunt rivet...
8926592 Wound cleansing apparatus with heat  
An apparatus for cleansing and promoting tissue growth in wounds, in which irrigant fluid optionally containing cell nutrients and/or other physiologically active material from a reservoir...
8926545 Device and method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula  
A shunt rivet for implantation between a first body space and a second body space in a patient, such as to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
8926546 C-shaped cross section tubular ophthalmic implant for reduction of intraocular pressure in glaucomatous eyes and method of use  
An implant may be used for implantation into tissue of a body. The implant includes an elongated conduit and a loop. The elongated conduit has an interior passageway for conducting fluid. The loop...
8920357 Glaucoma drainage shunts and methods of use  
Treating glaucoma utiilizing a shunt having an elastormeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage...
8920358 Resistive anti-obesity devices  
A patient is provided with an increased sense of satiety by increasing resistance to the outflow of food from the stomach and through the intestines. Stomach emptying may be slowed with devices...
8915877 Glaucoma drainage device and uses thereof  
In one aspect, the present invention provides an implant device for use in an eye with elevated intraocular pressure or glaucoma. In another aspect, the present invention provides a method for...
8911496 Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods  
A system includes a scleral prosthesis and an insert. The scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body having a first free end and a second free end opposite the first end. A maximum width of the...
8911495 Reliably retained shape memory ophthalmological implants  
An implantable ophthalmological device (10) in the form of a punctal plug or canalicular implant is configured for use at or near the nasolacrimal drainage system. In a deployed state, the device...
8911392 Systems and methods for treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes  
The present invention provides systems and methods for treating and controlling obesity and/or type II diabetes. In one aspect of the invention, an internal bypass device includes gastric and...
8905962 Artificial blood vessel and access port of artificial blood vessel  
An artificial blood has a trunk portion with both ends connected to blood vessels, and access branch portions and a shunt branch portion branched from the trunk portion. The access branch portions...
8905961 Systems, apparatuses, and methods for cardiovascular conduits and connectors  
A cardiovascular conduit system may comprise a connector. The connector may comprise a proximal end adapted to attach to a cardiovascular organ. The proximal end may comprise a first plurality of...
8900177 Self adjusting venous equalizing graft  
A self adjusting venous equalizing graft (SAVE graft) which provides a self regulating stenosis is provided herein. The SAVE graft responds to increases or decreases in blood pressure which allows...
8894602 Punctal plugs with directional release  
Disclosed are lacrimal inserts and their method of use for delivery of medication to the eye. The plug includes a body portion sized to pass through a lacrimal punctum and be positioned within a...
8894603 Ocular delivery systems and methods  
Described here are systems and methods for accessing Schlemm's canal and for delivering an ocular device or fluid composition therein. The ocular devices may maintain the patency of Schlemm's...
8894584 Real time CSF flow measurement system and method  
A system for measuring quantitative CSF flow in shunt tubing implanted under the skin. The system includes an array of thermosensors clustered in three sections, cooling device, placed on the skin...