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A wheelchair suspension includes a frame, a pivoting assembly, at least one front caster, and at least one rear caster. The pivoting assembly has a first link...
Compact drive mechanism for wheeled personal transporter and method
A compact drive assembly for a wheeled transporter, illustrated as a wheelchair, and method convert reciprocating input forces applied by oppositely-directed...
Absorbent articles with elastics in multiple layers
Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed herein.
Apparatus for handling soiled articles
A tampon disposal device includes a tubular stiffener, and a membrane conforming to the stiffener with an opening on one end and an enclosure opposite the...
A medical device for delivery of a therapeutic agent to a physiological target site includes a flexible receptacle containing said therapeutic agent, wherein at...
Wound packing material, suitable for use in negative pressure wound therapy, includes a body of a porous material, the body having frangible regions defining a...
Phototherapy dressing for treating psoriasis
Methods and apparatuses for phototherapy to treat skin disorders. In particular, described herein are phototherapy dressings for use with phototherapy UV light...
Insertion system for deploying a ventilation device
An insertion system includes a handle assembly and a nose assembly removably attached to the handle assembly and including an insertion end. The handle assembly...
Probes for use in ophthalmic and vitreoretinal surgery
A probe for endo-ocular photocoagulation procedures provides straight and curved tip configurations. A flexible tubular material, pre-formed with a radius of...
Method of altering the refractive properties of an eye
The present invention relates to a method of altering the refractive properties of the eye, the method including applying a substance to a cornea of an eye, the...
Treatment apparatus for surgical correction of defective eyesight, method
of generating control data therefore,...
A treatment method and apparatus for surgical correction of defective-eyesight in an eye of a patient, wherein a laser device is controlled by a control device,...
Subconjunctival conformer device and uses thereof
The present invention provides a device for use in an eye with elevated intraocular pressure or glaucoma, the device comprising a subconjunctival conformer...
Intraocular implants and methods and kits therefor
Devices, methods and kits are described for reducing intraocular pressure. The devices include a support that is implantable within Schlemm's canal and...
Eye dropper positioning and guiding apparatus
The eye dropper positioning and guiding apparatus includes a resilient guiding device having a selectively compressible member having a first opening adapted to...
Intraocular lens injection instrument
An intraocular lens injection instrument including: an injection part formed with an inner wall for folding the soft IOL and a front end for injecting the IOL...
A spinal orthosis has an elongate spinal frame defining upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly including a lumbar belt connected to the lower...
Load distribution device for human joints
A load distribution device that transfers the musculo-skeletal stress at a joint to associated body segments of a given joint-segments body structure. The...
Method for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased
Configurations are described for assisting in the execution of a percutaneous procedure while protecting the vascular pathway to the operational theater, which...
Stent having less invasive ends
The present examples provide a stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises at least one apex having first and second generally straight portions and a...
Integrated system for cleaning bone stock and transferring the bone stock
to a mill in which the bone stock is...
A system for cleaning and milling bone to form bone chips. The system includes a shell into which bone stock is introduced. Internal to the shell is a cleaning...
Modular anchor bone fusion cage
A modular anchor bone fusion cage is provided. The cage includes a spacer configured to fit into a space between the faces of two bones that are to be fused...
Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof
The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and...
Expandable fusion device and method of use thereof
An expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae and expanded laterally to facilitate the fusion process and the use of such...
Spine stabilization device and methods
An implant stabilizes two adjacent bones of a joint, while enabling a natural kinematic relative movement of the bones. Support components are connected to each...
Method of treating scoliosis using a biological implant
The present invention is a bone growth stimulating and promoting cytokine type biological implant preferably comprising PTH coated with a controlled release...
Bio-mechanical prosthetic full finger
There is disclosed a prosthetic full finger assembly. In an embodiment, the assembly includes a distal phalanges. The assembly further includes a middle...
System and method for modifying talocalcaneal relationship in a foot
A system for modifying a talocalcaneal spatial relationship in a foot in a body, including a subtalar spacer having an articulating surface and implanted in the...
Method and apparatus for performing a less invasive shoulder procedure
A method for performing an arthroplasty on at least one of a glenoid or a humerus of a glenohumeral joint. The method includes the following: forming an entry...
Bone-compliant femoral stem
A femoral stem for canines or humans is made bone-compliant by use of a thick sintered titanium body in a proximal bone contacting region and a polymeric or...
Relating to joints and/or implants
A joint part (1) has a porous portion (2) that is defined by a multiplicity of solid regions where material is present and a remaining multiplicity of pore...
Cardiac treatment system and method
Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible...
Method to reduce mitral regurgitation by cinching the commissure of the
Methods of repairing the mitral valve and reducing mitral regurgitation. One method includes securing a first tissue anchor to a position on a posterior portion...
Delivery systems and methods of implantation for replacement prosthetic
A delivery system and method for positioning and partially deploying a replacement valve at an implantation site, verifying the location of the replacement...
Expandable radiopaque marker for transcatheter aortic valve implantation
A delivery device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve includes a support shaft around which a compartment for the valve is defined, a distal sheath adapted...
Medical device handle
A medical device handle may include an elongated handle housing, a rotatable collar disposed about the handle housing, a rotatable control knob disposed about...
Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves
Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems used to deliver a prosthetic heart valve to a deficient valve. In one...
Valve apparatus, system and method
A venous valve with a frame and a cover on the frame for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.
Rapidly deployable surgical heart valves
A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a...
Foveated retinal prosthesis
Apparatus is provided having an intraocular device for implantation entirely in a subject's eye, the intraocular device including: a photosensor array having a...
A multifocal lens device is disclosed. The device comprises a lens body being formed with a plurality of concentric annular zones separated by slanted steps....
Expandable surgical implant device
A surgical implant device may include a first substantially planar portion having a first surface area, a second substantially planar portion having a second...
Reconstructive breast prostheses
A reconstructive breast prosthesis suitable for implantation into a void in a breast following a lumpectomy procedure in which a body of tissue is excised from...
Combination double-barreled and debranching stent graft and methods for
A combination double-barreled and debranching stent graft and methods for its use, where the stent graft comprises, a main body stent graft defining a single...
Bodily implants and methods for delivery and placement of bodily implants
into a patients body
A method and device for the treatment of fecal incontinence is disclosed. The method includes disposing a bodily implant proximate to an anal canal of a...
External male incontinence device
This invention provides a male incontinence device for external use. The device has a soft elongated body that has at least one flexible wire centrally...
Device for collection of animal semen adaptable to an artificial vagina
The device (1) for collection of animal semen comprises a rigid (2) which is adaptable to an artificial vagina (V), and to which filtration means (3) and a...
An electro-polymer motor comprising a fixed member and a first actuator having a first end fixedly connected to the fixed member and a second end is presented....
Vibrational frequency adjustment device and water flow type oral cavity
cleaning device using same
A vibrational frequency adjustment device comprises, as a vibrational frequency adjustment means (22): a first conversion means (40) which is provided with an...
Canine tooth traction device and method
The canine tooth traction device is a 0.019''.times.0.025'' stainless steel sectional wire. It is distally inserted in the molar band of a transpalatal arch...
Vibrating dental devices
A variety of improvements to the vibrating devices for dental remodeling are provided, including improved bite plate designs that accommodate common patient...