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Annuloplasty ring delivery catheters

Apparatus is provided for repairing a cardiac valve, the apparatus including a catheter sized for delivery through vasculature of a subject and an elongated and flexible annuloplasty structure having an elongated lumen and an annuloplasty structure axis extending along the lumen. The annuloplasty structure is sized and configured for delivery to a heart of the subject through the catheter substantially along a catheter axis of the catheter while the annuloplasty structure axis is substantially parallel to the catheter axis. ... Colopl Inc

Method executed on computer for presenting contents in virtual space, program for executing the method on computer, and contents presenting apparatus

A method includes defining a virtual space. The virtual space includes a plurality of first objects and a second object. ... Colopl Inc

Method executed on computer for providing object in virtual space, program for executing the method on the computer, and computer apparatus

A method includes defining a virtual space including a light source, a first object, and a second object. The method includes identifying a position of each of the light source, the first object, and the second object. ... Colopl Inc

Method executed on computer for communication via virtual space, program for executing the method on computer, and information processing apparatus therefor

A method includes defining a virtual space associated with a first user, wherein the virtual space is associated with a first head-mounted device (hmd) connected to a first computer, and wherein the virtual space comprises an avatar object associated with a second user. The method further includes receiving line-of-sight data on the second user from a second computer, wherein the second user is associated with a second hmd, and wherein the second hmd is connected to the second computer. ... Colopl Inc

Method of preparing a wound dressing

A method of preparing a wound dressing includes coating a support layer with an adhesive layer and forming a pattern of depressions in the adhesive layer on an edge portion of the wound dressing, with the pattern of depressions being in the adhesive layer and not penetrating the support layer. The method includes forming a plurality of through-going holes in a central portion of the wound dressing, with the through-going holes penetrating both the support layer and the adhesive layer and each of the plurality of through-going holes at least as large in the support layer as in the adhesive layer.. ... Colopl Inc

Kit for an ostomy device

Disclosed is a method of attaching an adhesive, such as an adhesive on an adhesive base plate of an ostomy device, to a skin surface of a user. The method involves the steps of providing an adhesive, for instance on a base plate of an ostomy device. ... Colopl Inc

Urological device adapted for placement in a urethra of a user for treatment of incontinence

A urological device adapted for placement in a urethra of a user for treatment of incontinence includes a stem, an anchor portion connected to a distal end portion of the stem, a bladder retainer connected to a proximal end of the stem, and a urological valve connected to the proximal end of the stem. The urological valve includes a plurality of movable leaflets connected to and extending in a proximal direction way from the proximal end of the stem. ... Colopl Inc

Method executed on computer for providing virtual space to head mount device, program for executing the method on the computer, and computer apparatus

A method includes defining a 360-degree virtual space. The method further includes defining a position for causing an event in the 360-degree virtual space. ... Colopl Inc

Ostomy device

An adaptable ostomy base plate having a substantially convex shape for initial engagement with a peristomal skin surface and can be inverted to a substantially concave shape to fittingly engage to a topography of the peristomal skin surface for permanent engagement thereto. The base plate comprises a reinforcement ring arranged on a distal surface of the top film and the inner section of the base plate, being inside the reinforcement ring is provided with undulations defined by a series of concentric ridges and valleys, said series progresses outwardly from the stoma-receiving through-going hole towards the reinforcement ring and at least partly under the reinforcement ring.. ... Colopl Inc

Penile prosthesis kit of parts

A penile prosthesis kit of parts includes an inflatable implant, a reservoir adapted to contain a volume of liquid, a pump, tubing and tubing connectors provided for attachment of the inflatable implant and the reservoir to the pump, and instructions for use provided for implantation and use of the pump. The pump has a rotary valve located in a first flow path entering into the pump and in a second flow path exiting from the pump. ... Colopl Inc

Method of implanting a penile prosthesis

A method of implanting a penile prosthesis includes providing a tool including a needle having a locking groove formed in a shaft of the needle, where the locking groove has a ridge or a notch. The method includes accessing a penile implant having a length of suture coupled to a distal end of the penile implant, securing the length of suture into the locking groove of the needle; inserting the tool and the needle into a corpora cavernosum of a penis; passing the needle and the length of suture through a glans of the penis; disengaging the length of suture from the locking groove of the needle; and pulling the penile implant into the corpora cavernosum of the penis with the length of suture.. ... Colopl Inc

Suturing devices for heart valve surgery

Disclosed are devices and methods for delivering several sutures accurately and simultaneously around the perimeter of an annular prosthetic device (prosthetic heart valve, annuloplasty ring, etc.) to secure the prosthetic device within a native heart valve region. Devices can comprise a proximal handle portion including an actuator and a distal suturing portion including several curved and straight needles arrayed around the shaft axis. ... Colopl Inc

Base plate of an ostomy appliance

A base plate of an ostomy appliance includes a film, an adhesive disposed on a proximal surface of the film, an annular ring connected to the distal surface of the film, and a release liner removably attached to the adhesive. A stoma-receiving through-going hole is formed through the film and the adhesive and the release liner. ... Colopl Inc

Surgical device implantable to treat female urinary incontinence

A surgical device that is implantable to treat female urinary incontinence includes a support, a first suspending member connected to the support, a second suspending member connected to the support, a first anchor connected to the first suspending member, and a second anchor connected to the second suspending member. Microgrooves are formed in a surface of at least one of the first suspending member and the second suspending member.. ... Colopl Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221150

Physiologically harmonized tricuspid annuloplasty ring

A prosthetic tricuspid remodeling annuloplasty ring having two free ends that are upturned in the inflow direction to help avoid unnecessary leaflet abrasion. The free ends are desirably separated across a gap that is large enough to reduce the risk of passing sutures through the conductive system of the heart, yet not too large that support of the septal leaflet of the tricuspid annulus is degraded. ... Colopl Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221016

Methods of securing a cardiac implant using knotless suture clamps

Suture locking clamps for securing prostheses such as heart valves or annuloplasty rings with sutures and without using knots improve the ease of implantation. The clamps have opposed clamp halves separated by a slot opening to one side and surrounded by a biasing member such as one or more c-clip springs. ... Colopl Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214770

Game method, game terminal, and game system utilizing map data

A method including acquiring positional information for identifying a position of a terminal associated with a first player. The method further includes acquiring a map corresponding to a predetermined region having the position as a center of the map. ... Colopl Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214271

Inflatable penile prosthetic system

An inflatable penile prosthetic system includes a pump adapted for attachment to a reservoir; a penile prosthetic assembly including an inflatable bladder having a distal end sized for placement within a glans penis, a base connected to the inflatable bladder, with base including an interior channel extending an entire length of the base from a hole formed in a proximal end of the base to the inflatable bladder, and a tubing port coupled to an exterior surface of the base, with the tubing port adapted for attachment to the pump, a plug sized for insertion into the hole; and a push rod.. . ... Colopl Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214268

Cardiac valve downsizing device and method

A device for repairing a heart valve comprises a medical device (10). The medical device (10) comprises an element in order to downsize the annulus upon insertion and allow the leaflets to open and close properly. ... Colopl Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204369

Method for communicating via virtual space, program for executing the method on computer, and information processing apparatus for executing the program

Provided is a method to be executed on a computer in order to control a motion by an avatar object. The method includes defining a virtual space (step s2310). ... Colopl Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200059

Saddle annuloplasty with progressive 2d shape

Disclosed are annuloplasty rings having defined relationships between the intercommisural width and ratio of septo-lateral width to intercommisural width. The saddle-shaped annuloplasty rings may have a ratio of slw to icw of x±(0.07×x) when the ring has an intercommisural width of y, as determined according to the formula x=(y−124)/−100.. ... Colopl Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200038

Sacrocolpopexy support

A sacrocolpopexy support has a head section extending from a first end portion to a second end portion, and a leg section having a first leg portion placed on and in longitudinal alignment with a second leg portion. A first connector secures the leg section to the second end portion of the head section. ... Colopl Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200037

Surgical implant consisting of non-absorbable material

A surgical implant is provided for implantation into a body of a patient to treat a vaginal prolapse in the patient. The surgical implant is made of non-absorbable material and includes a knitted mesh having a mass density of less than 25 g/m2. ... Colopl Inc

07/05/18 / #20180190039

Head-mounted display system and method for presenting display on head-mounted display

. . . . . . . . A head-mounted display system includes an inclination detector for detecting an inclination of a head-mounted display. The head-mounted display system further includes a display controller for generating an application image in accordance with the detected inclination for display on the head-mounted display. ... Colopl Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185463

Allogenic tumor cell vaccine

The described invention provides a tumor cell vaccine comprising genetically modified tumor cell line of a particular tumor type that stably expresses high levels of two or more immunomodulators. According to some embodiments, an immunogenic amount of the tumor cell line variants may be selected for concomitant expression of two or more of recombinant membrane expressed igg1, cd40l, tnf-alpha, as well as membrane and soluble forms of gm-csf, and flt-3l peptides that are effective to elicit an anti-tumor immune response compared to the parent unmodified tumor cell line as measured in vitro by a one-way mixed lymphocyte tumor reaction assay using human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and the genetically modified allogeneic cell vaccine candidate. ... Colopl Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177626

An assembly comprising an ostomy device and a package for the ostomy device

. . An assembly (100) for an ostomy device (104) comprises a package (102). The package (102) comprises at least a first and a second package portion (106, 108) which are interconnected in such a way that the package (102) is in a closed state when the first and second package portions (106, 108) are in a first mutual position and such that the package (102) is in an open state when the first and second package portions (106, 108) are in a second mutual position. ... Colopl Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169377

A urinary catheter assembly

A urinary catheter assembly having a sleeve is provided. The urinary catheter assembly comprises a urinary catheter (2) having a hydrophilic surface; the urinary catheter being provided with an insertion tip (5) in a proximal insertion end of the urinary catheter and an outlet (4) at a distal end of the urinary catheter, a handle (8) being slidingly disposed on the urinary catheter, a collapsible, flexible sleeve (7) attached to the handle and being configured to cover the urinary catheter from the outlet to the tip portion in an extended configuration of the urinary catheter assembly, the sleeve being attached to a connector (9) at the outlet, the connector and handle configured to be detachably attached to each other and define a cavity provided by the sleeve, handle and connector encapsulating an entirety of the urinary catheter in a storage condition.. ... Colopl Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169055

Composition containing carboplatin and use

This invention discloses pharmaceutical use of a dicycloplatin (dcp) for the prophylaxis or treatment of leukemia, renal adenocarcinoma or melanoma. Methods using dcp, either alone or in combination with at least one additional therapeutic agent or adjuvant therapy agent, are also disclosed.. ... Colopl Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168808

Annuloplasty ring for receiving a replacement valve

An annuloplasty ring including elastic features that make the ring optimal for receiving a subsequent prosthetic valve via a “valve in ring procedure.” the elastic features provide a squeezing force on the native valve annulus that both ensures coaptation of the native valve leaflets and also prevents paravalvular leakage around a subsequently-placed prosthetic valve.. . ... Colopl Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165887

Information processing method and program for executing the information processing method on a computer

. . . . A method includes generating first virtual space data for defining a first virtual space. The first virtual space includes a first avatar associated with a first user terminal; and a first virtual room including the first avatar and a first virtual screen. ... Colopl Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161477

Structured mineral bone replacement element

Structured mineral bone substitute moldings having a defined interconnecting pore system and a predetermined structure, to a method for producing structured mineral bone substitute moldings using 3d printing, and to the use thereof for producing an alloplastic implant or as a carrier material in cell culturing, tissue culturing and/or tissue engineering.. . ... Colopl Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161161

Methods, devices, and systems for percutaneously anchoring annuloplasty rings

Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for percutaneous transcatheter delivery and fixation of annuloplasty rings to heart valves. An annuloplasty ring includes an outer tube, an inner body member, and an anchor deployment system. ... Colopl Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161160

Percutaneous annuloplasty system with anterior-posterior adjustment

Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for repairing heart valves through percutaneous transcatheter delivery and fixation of annuloplasty rings to heart valves. An annuloplasty ring includes an outer hollow body member including a plurality of regions. ... Colopl Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158242

Information processing method and program for executing the information processing method on computer

A method includes receiving a signal requesting content, wherein the content defines a virtual space displayable on a head mounted display (hmd). The method further includes determining sub-content to be displayed in the virtual space. ... Colopl Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154260

Information processing method, apparatus, and program for executing the information processing method on computer

A method including defining a virtual space. The virtual space contains a first player character associated with a first user, a second player character associated with a second user, and virtual points of view for defining field-of-view images to be provided to a first hmd associated with the first user and to a second hmd associated with the second user. ... Colopl Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153672

Method for providing support to a urethra in treating urinary incontinence

A method for providing support to a urethra in treating urinary incontinence includes passing first and second elongate members coupled to a urethral support through an incision in the vaginal wall, around sides of the urethra and behind a pubic bone. The method includes locating the urethral support under the urethra applying tension to one of the elongate members with a rotary force tensioner and adjusting tension of the urethral support.. ... Colopl Inc

05/31/18 / #20180151001

Information processing method and system for executing the information processing method

A method includes generating virtual space data defining a virtual space including a self-avatar, a first object capable of exerting a predetermined effect on the self-avatar, and a second object. The method includes identifying a visual field based on a detected movement of a head-mounted display. ... Colopl Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147093

A corn dressing

A corn dressing for application to a corn. The dressing comprises an adhesive layer having a skin-facing surface and a non-skin-facing surface. ... Colopl Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147088

Penetrating canaloplasty for treating angle-closure glaucoma

A penetrating canaloplasty for treating angle-closure glaucoma that retains the advantages of canaloplasty, namely, internal drainage and non-bleb-dependence; the sclera is tightly sutured so as to avoid ocular hypotension and shallow anterior chamber complications; bleb-related complications such as postoperative infection and dry eye are avoided; since the inner wall of the schlemm's canal is resected, it is possible to improve long-term success rate; indications are widened, including angle-closure glaucoma and all of glaucoma patients applicable to trabeculectomy. Traditional trabeculectomy forms blebs via outer filtering to reduce intraocular pressure, and the existence of blebs can influence postoperative living quality of patients. ... Colopl Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140708

Compositions and methods for the treatment of presbyopia

The invention provides compositions and methods for the treatment of presbyopia. The compositions preferably comprise aceclidine and a cryoprotectant. ... Colopl Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140423

Method of implanting a penile prosthetic in treating erectile dysfunction

A method of implanting a penile prosthetic in treating erectile dysfunction is described. The method includes providing a pump having a pump bulb including a mid-section having a first face that is planar in longitudinal cross-section and a second face that is concave and arced in longitudinal cross-section. ... Colopl Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140420

An annuloplasty system and a method for monitoring the effectiveness of an annuloplasty treatment

An annuloplasty system is provided, which comprises an annuloplasty ring assembly, at least one sensor and an external monitor or a prompting device. The annuloplasty ring assembly has an interface adapted to establish an operative connection with a manipulator. ... Colopl Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133443

Balloon dilation assembly

A balloon dilation assembly for use in balloon valvuloplasty is disclosed, which includes at least three outer balloons arranged around a central balloon and fixed to the central balloon, wherein each balloon has a supply tube for inflation and flow channels are provided between each adjacent pair of outer balloons, whereby at least one of the outer balloons is shorter in length than the remaining outer balloons and the central balloon.. . ... Colopl Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133360

Adhesive composition

Moisture-curable adhesive compositions, their preparation and use are disclosed herein. The moisture-curable adhesive compositions include one or more reactive polymers, such as reactive silicone polymers, one or more adhesive components, such as a silicone pressure sensitive polymer(s) (psas), a cross-linker and a catalyst. ... Colopl Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129274

Information processing method and apparatus, and program for executing the information processing method on computer

A method includes defining a virtual space. The virtual space includes a virtual camera configured to define a visual field; a target object; and an operation object for operating the target object. ... Colopl Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125657

Medical device, kit and method for constricting tissue or a bodily orifice, for example, a mitral valve

A device, kit and method may employ an implantable device (e.g., annuloplasty implant) and a tool to implant such. The implantable device is positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) and operable to constrict a bodily orifice (e.g., a mitral valve). ... Colopl Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125514

Grasping tool

A grasping tool (20) for removing a stent from the body of a patient. The grasping tool has a grasping head (38) forming two jaws connected to each other and configured to be shifted between an open state and a closed state. ... Colopl Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120929

Method of suppressing vr sickness, program for executing the method on a computer, and information processing device

An apparatus including an implant configured to be coupled to cardiac tissue of a patient, the implant including a sleeve; a spool coupled to the implant; a flexible contracting member coupled to the spool and the sleeve such that winding the contracting member around the spool tightens the contracting member; and a tissue anchor including a distal tissue coupling element configured to couple the tissue anchor to the cardiac tissue of the patient; and a proximal implant-receiving element configured to receive at least a portion of the implant and facilitate coupling of the implant to the tissue anchor; and a proximal implant-receiving element including an implant-restraining element coupled to a portion of the implant-receiving element, the implant-restraining element being configured to restrain the implant from separating from the implant-receiving element.. . A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera. The method further includes displaying on a head-mounted device a field of view in the virtual space based on a location of the virtual camera in the virtual space. ... Colopl Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116859

Ostomy device

Disclosed is an ostomy device with an adhesive wafer for attachment to a skin surface of a user and a collecting bag for collecting output from a stoma. The collecting bag is connected to the adhesive wafer, and the adhesive wafer has a through-going hole for accommodating the stoma of the user. ... Colopl Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107287

Visual-field information collection method and system for executing the visual-field information collection method

A visual-field information collection method is capable of collecting visual-field information of a user wearing a head mounted display without applying a large calculation load to a processor. The visual-field information collection method to be executed by a processor includes arranging, in a virtual space in which a user wearing an hmd is immersed, a virtual camera that defines a visual axis for specifying a visual field of the user. ... Colopl Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104089

Ostomy device

An adaptable ostomy base plate comprising a flexible top film, having a first section and a second section, and having at least a first elastic skin-friendly adhesive on a proximal surface of said flexible top film, a stoma-receiving through-going hole defining an inner boundary in said first section, said first section being adjacent to and extending radially from said through-going hole and said second section surrounding said first section defining an outer boundary of the base plate, and one or more release liners, the base plate has a substantially convex shape for initial engagement with a peristomal skin surface and can be inverted to a substantially concave shape to fittingly engage to a topography of the peristomal skin surface and the second section of the base plate is in the form of a plurality of petals extending away from the central area; and a plurality of bridges, each bridge formed between adjacent petals of the plurality of petals.. . ... Colopl Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103284

Method for providing content using a head-mounted device, system for executing the method, and content display device

A method of providing content using a head-mounted device. The method includes receiving, by a terminal configured to display a screen for logging in to the application, input of user identification information by a user, wherein the user identification information associates the user with a first application. ... Colopl Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098855

Method of surgically providing a trans-male patient with a neopenis

Implantable apparatuses and method of implanting the apparatuses are disclosed that provide a person with a neopenis including a penile prosthetic implanted into a neophallus. The neopenis is situated anatomically in a position of that of a location for a penis of a natal male. ... Colopl Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098854

Neophallus implant and a method of implanting a penile prosthetic in a neopenis

Implantable apparatuses and method of implanting the apparatuses are disclosed that provide a person with a neopenis including a penile prosthetic implanted into a neophallus. The neopenis is situated anatomically in a position of that of a location for a penis of a natal male. ... Colopl Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098850

Annuloplasty procedures, related devices and methods

Devices and methods are disclosed for the treatment or repair of regurgitant cardiac valves, such as a mitral valve. An illustrative annuloplasty device can be placed in the coronary sinus to reshape the mitral valve and reduce mitral valve regurgitation. ... Colopl Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085377

Co-crystal composition and its pharmaceutical use

This invention discloses pharmaceutical use of a dicycloplatin (dcp) for the prophylaxis or treatment of proliferative diseases, degenerative diseases, immunological diseases, and other diseases. Methods using dcp, either alone or in combination with at least one additional therapeutic agent or adjuvant therapy agent are also disclosed.. ... Colopl Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078373

Method of implanting a penile prosthetic having a proximal base with an inflatable bladder

A method of implanting a penile prosthetic in a patient includes opening a proximal space inside of a crus penis and a distal space inside of an external portion of a penis of the patient. An implantable penile prosthetic is provided having a cylinder and a base, with the base adapted to be coupled to a reservoir and a pump and including an inflatable bladder. ... Colopl Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071101

Penile prosthetic pump with an inflation assembly including a rotary valve

A pump for an implantable penile prosthetic includes a reservoir tubing port, an inflatable implant tubing port, a pump bulb connected to a body of the pump, a rotary valve. The pump bulb is operable to move a liquid through the reservoir tubing port and into the pump bulb along a first flow path formed in the body of the pump, and out of the pump bulb and through the inflatable implant tubing port through a second flow path formed in the body of the pump. ... Colopl Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071070

Method of treating urinary incontinence by implanting a transvaginal mid-urethral sling into a person

A method of treating urinary incontinence by implanting a transvaginal mid-urethral sling into a person includes engaging an introducer needle with an extension of an implant; advancing the introducer needle and the extension of the implant from a vaginal incision, along a first path posterior to a pubic bone, and through an abdomen of the patient; and disengaging the introducer needle from the extension of the implant and withdrawing the introducer needle backward along the first path from posterior to the pubic bone out of the vaginal incision.. . ... Colopl Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061003

Information processing method and program for executing the information processing method on computer

A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera; an operation object; and a target object. The method includes detecting a position of a head-mounted device and a position of a part of a body other than a head. ... Colopl Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059812

Method for providing virtual space, method for providing virtual experience, program and recording medium therefor

A method of providing a virtual space to a user includes generating a virtual space. The method further includes displaying a field-of-view image of the virtual space using a head mounted display (hmd). ... Colopl Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059788

Method for providing virtual reality, program for executing the method on computer, and information processing apparatus

A method to be executed by a computer. The method includes defining a virtual space. ... Colopl Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055508

Tissue anchor

A tissue anchor has a body and an eyelet adapted to receive a length of suture, where the eyelet is formed through the tissue anchor off of a longitudinal axis and off of a vertical axis of the body.. . ... Colopl Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054568

Display control method and program for executing the display control method on computer

A display control method includes generating first virtual space data defining a first virtual space including a first virtual camera and a display object. The method includes displaying a first visual-field image on a head-mounted display based on a visual field of the first virtual camera and the first virtual space data. ... Colopl Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053337

Information processing method and system for executing the same

A method of providing a virtual space in which a user is immersed to a head mounted display. The method includes moving an operation object based on a detected movement of a part of a body of the user. ... Colopl Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049876

Annulus rings with suture clips

Disclosed herein are annular prosthetic devices, such as annuloplasty rings, that include suture clips integrated into or mounted within an annular frame. The clips can quickly secure to sutures to obviate the need to tied knots in the sutures during implantation. ... Colopl Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049875

Annuloplasty technologies

Apparatus is provided including a percutaneously-implantable implant and an adjustment device. The adjustment device can comprise an adjustment mechanism, coupled to the implant, and configured to change a dimension of the implant upon actuation of the adjustment mechanism and a lock. ... Colopl Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042722

Collapsible cardiac implant and deployment system

A collapsible device, such as an annuloplasty ring or prosthetic heart valve, is configured to be collapsed prior to being introduced into a patient via minimally-invasive access points such as port holes or intercostal incisions. A holder is configured to hold the collapsible device, and to selectively collapse the device for introduction into the patient and then re-enlarge the device at the desired deployment site. ... Colopl Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036510

Urinary catheter provided as a package

A urinary catheter is provided as a package, where the package is an enclosed intermittent urinary catheter having a distal section and a proximal section. The distal section includes a urine exit port and the proximal section includes a urine entrance port and has a closed and rounded tip that is adapted to be inserted into a bladder.. ... Colopl Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032230

Information processing method and system for executing the information processing method

An information processing method includes generating virtual space data for defining a virtual space that includes a virtual camera, an operation object, and a target object. The method further includes generating visual-field image data based on a visual field of the virtual camera and the virtual space data. ... Colopl Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031845

Display control method and program for executing the display control method on computer

A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera, a character object, and a field in which the character object is movable, the field defining a peripheral direction and surrounding the virtual camera along the peripheral direction. The method includes defining a visual field of the virtual camera. ... Colopl Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028300

Method of treating urinary incontinence by implanting a tube providing a pressure-regulating storage compartment

A method of treating urinary incontinence includes providing a device having a cuff configured to coapt a urethra of a patient in treating diagnosed urinary incontinence, a pump, and a tube attachable between the cuff and the pump. The method includes providing the tube with a first lumen separated from a second lumen by a wall internal to the tube, and providing at least a portion of an exposed exterior wall of the second lumen to expand to provide the second lumen with an inflatable storage compartment.. ... Colopl Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028208

Shock wave valvuloplasty device with moveable shock wave generator

A valvuloplasty system comprises a balloon adapted to be placed adjacent leaflets of a valve. The balloon is inflatable with a liquid. ... Colopl Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025531

Method of providing virtual space, method of providing virtual experience, program and recording medium therefor

A method of providing a virtual experience to a user includes identifying a plurality of virtual objects. The method further includes detecting a position of a part of the user's body other than the user's head. ... Colopl Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021672

Interface for advancing game by touch input, and terminal

A terminal includes a display, a touch panel, and a processor. The processor is configured to detect an initial touch position corresponding to a first touch input. ... Colopl Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021474

Ostomy device

Disclosed is an ostomy device with an adhesive wafer for attachment to a skin surface (s) of a user and a collecting bag (8) or collecting output from a stoma. The collecting bag is connected to the adhesive wafer, and the adhesive wafer has a through-going hole (6) for accommodating the stoma (7) of the user. ... Colopl Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021135

Adjustable annuloplasty ring replica sizer

A dynamic, adjustable annuloplasty ring sizer can include an adjustable ring replica, which can be adjusted through a range of sizes corresponding to available prosthetic annuloplasty repair ring sizes. Actuation of an adjustment trigger on a handle portion of the ring sizer can displace tension wires that extend through a malleable shaft and through a plurality of articulating segments that form the ring replica. ... Colopl Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015362

Information processing method and program for executing the information processing method on computer

An information processing method including generating virtual space data for defining a virtual space comprising a virtual camera and a sound source object. The virtual space includes first and second regions. ... Colopl Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014933

Tissue anchor for annuloplasty device

An apparatus including an implant configured to be coupled to cardiac tissue of a patient, the implant including a sleeve; a spool coupled to the implant; a flexible contracting member coupled to the spool and the sleeve such that winding the contracting member around the spool tightens the contracting member; and a tissue anchor including a distal tissue coupling element configured to couple the tissue anchor to the cardiac tissue of the patient; and a proximal implant-receiving element configured to receive at least a portion of the implant and facilitate coupling of the implant to the tissue anchor; and a proximal implant-receiving element including an implant-restraining element coupled to a portion of the implant-receiving element, the implant-restraining element being configured to restrain the implant from separating from the implant-receiving element.. . ... Colopl Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011681

Information processing method and system for executing the information processing method

An information processing method includes defining a virtual space for immersing a user wearing a head mounted display (hmd). The virtual space includes a viewpoint of the user, a sound collecting object separated from the viewpoint of the user, and a sound source object. ... Colopl Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008451

Ostomy device

Disclosed is an ostomy device with an adhesive wafer for attachment to a skin surface of a user and a collecting bag for collecting output from a stoma. The collecting bag is connected to the adhesive wafer, and the adhesive wafer has a through-going hole for accommodating the stoma of the user. ... Colopl Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008411

Annuloplasty device for tricuspid valve repair

Annuloplasty device for implantation adjacent an annulus of a tricuspid valve, the annulus comprising anterior, posterior and septal aspects adjacent anterior, posterior and septal leaflets, respectively, of the tricuspid valve, the device comprising: a ring body comprising: an anterior portion, a posterior portion and a septal portion shaped to conform to, and for implantation adjacent, the anterior, posterior and septal aspects of the annulus, respectively; and first and second end portions that are more flexible than a remainder of the ring body to provide a gradual transition from the remainder of the ring body to tissue of the tricuspid valve annulus; wherein the ring body is curvilinear, with substantially no flat portions, and forming a shape. Related devices, kits and sizer devices.. ... Colopl Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008409

Adjustable annuloplasty device with alternating peaks and troughs

Apparatus is provided, comprising a ring, comprising a plurality of struts arranged in a pattern of alternating peaks and troughs, each strut having a first end-portion and a second end-portion, each peak defined by convergence of adjacent first end-portions disposed at an angle with respect to each other, and each trough defined by convergence of adjacent second end-portions. The apparatus also comprises a plurality of anchors. ... Colopl Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005431

Display control method and system for executing the display control method

A display control method for execution by a system including a head-mounted device. The display control method includes generating virtual space data for defining a three-dimensional virtual space. ... Colopl Inc

01/04/18 / #20180003979

Method of providing virtual space, program therefor, and recording medium

A method of providing a 360 degree virtual space to a head mounted display (hmd). The method includes defining the 360 degree virtual space including sections. ... Colopl Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000590

Method and apparatus for external stabilization of the heart

The present disclosure is directed to an external cardiac basal annuloplasty system (ecbas or bace-system: basal annuloplasty of the cardia externally) and methods for treatment of regurgitation of mitral and tricuspid valves. The bace-system provides the ability to correct leakage of regurgitation of the valves with or without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass, particularly when the condition is related to dilation of the base of the heart. ... Colopl Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367825

Adjustable annuloplasty devices and adjustment mechanisms therefor

Apparatus is provided for adjusting at least one dimension of an implant. The apparatus includes a rotatable structure having a channel extending between first and second openings of the rotatable structure. ... Colopl Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364146

Method of providing a virtual space image subjected to blurring processing based on detected displacement, and system therefor

A method including generating a virtual space image for displaying on a head mounted display (hmd). The method further includes acquiring a rotational direction and a rotational speed of the hmd. ... Colopl Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360971

Removal of microorganisms from fluid samples using nanofiber filtration media

A method for removing microorganisms from liquid samples and a nanofiber containing liquid filtration medium that simultaneously exhibits high liquid permeability and high microorganism retention. Microorganisms such as bacteria, particularly b. ... Colopl Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360970

Removal of microorganisms from fluid samples using nanofiber filtration media

A method for removing microorganisms from liquid samples and a nanofiber containing liquid filtration medium that simultaneously exhibits high liquid permeability and high microorganism retention. Microorganisms such as bacteria, particularly b. ... Colopl Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360969

Removal of microorganisms from fluid samples using nanofiber filtration media

A method for removing microorganisms from liquid samples and a nanofiber containing liquid filtration medium that simultaneously exhibits high liquid permeability and high microorganism retention. Microorganisms such as bacteria, particularly b. ... Colopl Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358280

Method of controlling head-mounted display system

A method for providing, to a head-mounted display, a virtual space into which a user is immersed includes the step of generating a virtual space into which a user is immersed. A basic sightline of the user is determined. ... Colopl Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356060

Nucleic acid constructs and gene therapy vectors for use in the treatment of wilson's disease and other conditions

The invention relates to a nucleic acid construct carrying atp7b protein, an expression vector and a viral particle comprising the nucleic acid construct, and their use for treatment of wilson's disease and other conditions caused by a deficiency or dysfunction of atp7b protein. An aav vector devised according to the invention significantly reduced urine cu excretion, and liver cu content in wilson's disease mice treated with the vector, while ceruloplasmin activity was significantly restored. ... Colopl Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354882

Method for providing virtual space, program for implementing the method to be executed by a computer, and system for providing virtual space

A method of providing a virtual space. The method includes defining a virtual space by a processor. ... Colopl Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348435

Nucleic acid constructs and gene therapy vectors for use in the treatment of wilson disease

The invention relates to nucleic acid constructs and gene therapy vectors that comprise an atp7b variant for use in the treatment of conditions associated with a deficiency or dysfunction of copper-transporting atpase 2, and particularly of wilson's disease. An aav vector devised according to the invention significantly reduced urine cu excretion, and liver cu content in wilson's disease mice treated with the vector, while ceruloplasmin activity was significantly restored. ... Colopl Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348138

A system and a method for anal and/or stomal irrigation

A system for anal and/or stomal irrigation of a user's bowel comprises a reservoir (102) for an irrigating liquid, a catheter (100) for insertion into the rectum and/or stoma of a user and for expelling of the irrigating liquid from a catheter tip, and an expandable retention element (104), such as a balloon, for fixation of the catheter tip within the user's rectum or stoma. Tubing and valve systems provide conduits for the irrigating liquid between the reservoir and the catheter and between the reservoir and the expandable retention element, a pump (101) being provided within the tubing system. ... Colopl Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348137

A system for anal or stomal irrigation and a method for calibrating such a system

A system for anal and/or stomal irrigation comprises a reservoir (102) for an irrigating liquid, a catheter (100) comprising a catheter tip for insertion into the rectum or stoma of a user and for expelling of the irrigating liquid from the catheter tip, and a tubing system (121) providing a conduit for the irrigating liquid between the reservoir and the catheter tip. A pump (101) is provided to pump the irrigating liquid from the reservoir to the catheter tip, and a control system (103) controls a flow condition, such as the amount of liquid expelled at the catheter tip. ... Colopl Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348083

Method of treating urinary incontinence by anchoring a support to periosteum tissue

A method of treating urinary incontinence includes providing a support and a system of anchors connected to the support, securing some of anchors in the system of anchors into obturator foramen of a patient, securing other anchors of the system of anchors into periosteum tissue covering the pelvis bone, and implanting the support into the patent through an incision.. . ... Colopl Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340804

A system for anal or stomal irrigation, and a method for predicting a temperature of an irrigation liquid in a reservoir of such system

A system for anal or stomal irrigation comprises a reservoir (102) for an irrigating liquid; a catheter (100) comprising a catheter tip for insertion into the rectum or stoma, a thermo sensor (128) connected to the reservoir for obtaining a measure of a temperature within the reservoir, a tubing system and/or the catheter. A control system (103) operatively connected with the thermo sensor is configured to determine a temperature within the reservoir. ... Colopl Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340474

Method of detecting detachment of an ostomy device from a patient

A method of detecting detachment of an ostomy device from a patient includes providing, in the ostomy device, a first electrode separated from the patient by an adhesive that attaches the ostomy device to the patient, where a first capacitor is formed between the first electrode and the patient. The method includes applying a signal to an electrical circuit that includes the first capacitor, and detecting changes in a capacitance value of the first capacitor based on frequency responses of the electrical circuit to the signal. ... Colopl Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336879

Visual-field information collection method and system for executing the visual-field information collection method

A visual field information collection method is capable of collecting visual-field information of a user wearing a head mounted display without applying a large calculation load to a processor. The visual-field information collection method to be executed by a processor includes arranging, in a virtual space in which a user wearing an hmd is immersed, a virtual camera that defines a visual axis for specifying a visual field of the user. ... Colopl Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333189

Tool for the adjustment of a prosthetic anatomical device

An adjustment tool enables manipulation of a prosthetic anatomical device such as an annuloplasty ring. The tool includes a compression member which is operative for retarding rotation of the adjustment shaft to preclude inadvertent rotation thereof during use of the tool by the surgeon. ... Colopl Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325957

Expandable annuloplasty ring and associated ring holder

Devices and methods are provided for surgical repair of dilated aortic root to restore aortic valve competence while preserving native leaflets. In one aspect of the invention an expandable annuloplasty ring is provided for external placement at the base of a dilated aortic root. ... Colopl Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325914

Anchor implant

The present invention relates to a fixation implant with an implant body which is made substantially of a ceramic material and has an external helical thread with more than one thread web and wherein a thread pitch angle of the external helical thread is in the range from 30° to 90°, and to the use thereof as an alloplastic bone implant, as an alloplastic dental implant, in production engineering, medical engineering, surgery, dental technology and/or implant technology.. . ... Colopl Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319341

Systems of heart valve delivery on a beating heart

A delivery system and method for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve. The system includes a delivery catheter having a steering mechanism thereon for delivering a balloon-expandable prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve through an introducer passing into the left ventricle through its apex. ... Colopl Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304106

Base plate for an ostomy appliance

Disclosed is a base plate 1 for an ostomy collection device, comprising a cover layer 2 whereon an adhesive layer 3 is at least partly disposed. Immediately surrounding a through-going hole 6, the base plate has an inner area wherein the cover layer extends beyond the adhesive layer in a radial direction toward the through-going hole, thereby providing an overlap 7 protecting the adhesive material from contact with stomal output.. ... Colopl Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303943

Extraction device for extracting a foreign body from a patient

The present invention relates to an extraction device (10) for extracting foreign bodies from a patient, comprising a flexible extractor (11), a stiffening device (12) and connection means (13) for connecting the flexible extractor (11) to said stiffening device (12).. . ... Colopl Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296701

Method of treating spinal disk

A method of treating a spinal disk according to the present invention can include inserting an alloplastic bulking agent into the spinal disk to treat the defect. The alloplastic bulking agent has a plurality of microparticles and a suspending agent comprising hyaluronic acid. ... Colopl Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296342

Annuloplasty ring holder

An annuloplasty ring holder including a head having an upper surface and an annuloplasty ring receiving surface facing opposite the upper surface. The annuloplasty ring holder also includes means for attaching an annuloplasty ring to the annuloplasty ring receiving surface. ... Colopl Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296341

Mitral valve annuloplasty device with twisted anchor

The present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. The device comprises a first anchor and a second anchor adapted to be deployed by a catheter to engage a vessel wall while the first anchor is adapted to resist the compression of a first part of the first anchor and resist the expansion of a second part of the first anchor in response to a compressive force on the first part.. ... Colopl Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296340

Closure element for use with annuloplasty sturucture

During a percutaneous procedure, a flexible sleeve of an annuloplasty structure is introduced into an atrium and arranged completely around an annulus as a closed loop, such that none of one or more longitudinal contracting members thereof is positioned along an anterior portion of the annulus between fibrous trigones of the valve. The annuloplasty structure is fastened to the annulus. ... Colopl Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295363

Display control method and system for executing the display control method

A display control method with which a captioned image can be displayed in the visual field of a user irrespective of a change in the line-of-sight direction of the user. The display control method includes a step of generating visual-field image data, which represents a visual-field image, based on the line-of-sight direction of a user and 360-degree space image data. ... Colopl Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294048

Display control method and system for executing the display control method

A display control method includes generating virtual space data representing a virtual space in which a virtual camera is arranged. The method further includes moving a visual field of the virtual camera along with movement of a head-mounted display (hmd). ... Colopl Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281346

Methods of implanting a cardiac implant with integrated suture fasteners

A cardiac implant system including a cardiac implant such as an annuloplasty ring, a prosthetic heart valve, or a valved conduit pre-assembled at the time of manufacture with devices for securing the implant to a heart valve annulus using knotless suture fasteners. The knotless suture fasteners may be embedded within a pliant sealing edge of the cardiac implant, or they may be positioned adjacent to the sealing edge. ... Colopl Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281337

Spacer for securing a transcatheter valve to a bioprosthetic cardiac structure

A spacer for creating a docking station for a transcatheter heart valve is provided. The spacer changes an effective diameter and/or a shape of an implanted bioprosthetic structure such as a bioprosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring, providing a supporting structure into which the transcatheter valve expands without over expanding. ... Colopl Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274135

An irrigation system container

A system for anal irrigation is provided. The system includes a container, an anal probe, tubes and an electrical pump. ... Colopl Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273788

Annuloplasty implant

An annuloplasty implant comprising an inner core of a shape memory material, an outer covering arranged radially outside said inner core material to cover at least part of said inner core, wherein said outer covering is resilient to conform to said inner core during movement of said shape memory material, wherein said outer covering comprises a material having surface properties to promote endothelialization. Two portions of the implant may be joined by a recess to be flexible with respect to each other by a bending motion at the recess. ... Colopl Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266551

Game medium, method of using the game medium, and game system for using the game medium

A non-transitory computer readable game medium storing instructions for controlling an operation of a game system. The game system includes a head mounted display (hmd); a processor; a memory; and an input reception device capable of detecting a physical movement of a user. ... Colopl Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266004

Multi-stranded heat set annuloplasty rings

An annuloplasty repair segment for heart valve annulus repair. In one embodiment a multi-stranded cable replaces solid core wire for both the tricuspid and mitral valves. ... Colopl Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263058

Method and system for controlling a head-mounted display system

A method includes defining a virtual space and a virtual camera for determining a field of view region at a first position in the virtual space. The method includes specifying a reference slight line of the user and a direction of the virtual camera. ... Colopl Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258588

Deployment techniques for annuloplasty ring and over-wire rotation tool

An implant structure includes a contracting mechanism, including a rotatable structure for contracting the implant structure, and a locking mechanism. A rotation tool is configured to engage and rotate the rotatable structure. ... Colopl Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252653

Matching method and matching system for users in game

A matching method includes receiving information on each of a plurality of users for a game. The information includes information on a skill level of each of the plurality of users and information on a terminal device to be used by each of the plurality of users. ... Colopl Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252544

Perfusion balloon with external valve

An apparatus for performing a medical procedure and, in particular, an aortic valvuloplasty, in a vessel for transmitting a flow of fluid. The apparatus includes an inflatable perfusion balloon including an internal passage for permitting the fluid flow in the vessel while the perfusion balloon is in an inflated condition, the balloon including a plurality of cells in a single cross section and a covering for at least partially covering the cells. ... Colopl Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252543

Perfusion balloon with internal valve

An apparatus for performing a medical procedure and, in particular, an aortic valvuloplasty, in a vessel for transmitting a flow of fluid. The apparatus comprises a shaft, an inflatable perfusion balloon supported by the shaft and including an internal passage for permitting the fluid flow in the vessel while the perfusion balloon is in an inflated condition, and a valve for controlling the fluid flow within the passage. ... Colopl Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252506

An anal irrigation system

An anal irrigation system including a control unit (2) is provided. The control unit (2) is connected to an external tube (4) by an extension cord (9), so that pivoting of the control unit (2) with respect to the external tube (4) is possible.. ... Colopl Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252162

Annuloplasty repair devices, systems and methods

An annuloplasty prosthesis and delivery system for implanting the prosthesis adjacent an annulus of a heart valve having leaflets for adjusting the annulus to improve valve function includes a ring prosthesis made of shape memory material and having tissue attachment members which attach to the annulus in the atrium and commissural legs extending from the ring between the leaflets and secure against the underside of the valve in the ventricle. The prosthesis is carried via an orientation loop and attaches to the heart tissue such that when the prosthesis is manipulated and relaxed the annulus is adjusted to reduce or eliminate regurgitation.. ... Colopl Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245974

Tissue anchor system including a suture securing an anchor to a support

A tissue anchor system includes a support, a suture inserted through the support, an anchor having a fin forming an eyelet, where the suture is engaged with the eyelet of the fin. An introducer is provided having a cannula defining a bore sized to receive the anchor and a slot formed in a wall of the cannula, with the slot sized to receive the fin of the anchor.. ... Colopl Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239384

Composition comprising a polymer and a switch initiator

Disclosed is a composition including a polymer and a switch initiator. The composition can be switched from a first liquid state to a second adhesive state by activation of the switch initiator. ... Colopl Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238964

Set of introducers for use in placement of suburethral sling

The present invention relates to the treatment of persons with urinary incontinence. More particularly, the invention extends to a set of introducers (also commonly referred to as tunnelers) shaped to accommodate the altis® suburethral sling (coloplast corporation), which is commonly used in surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.. ... Colopl Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232343

Method and system for adjusting a field of view region in a virtual space

A method of adjusting a field of view of a user for a head mounted display (hmd) includes defining a virtual camera for specifying an image of the field of view in a virtual space. In response to updating an image of the field of view by changing a position of the virtual camera without synchronization with the movement of the hmd, the position of the virtual camera is moved in a movement direction of a player object to move the player object into a predetermined range of the field of view. ... Colopl Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230692

Video content distribution system and content management server

A video content distribution system including a user terminal on which contents are viewable and a content management server. The user terminal includes a first reception unit configured to receive field-of-view video data. ... Colopl Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228928

Method and system for providing an image of a virtual space to a head mounted display

A method includes defining a virtual space including a display object and a three-dimensional object. The method includes defining a first pair of virtual cameras in the virtual space. ... Colopl Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228923

Method and system for providing a virtual space

A method including defining a virtual space for immersing a user. The method further includes defining a field of view of a head mounted display. ... Colopl Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227790

Contact lens product

A contact lens product includes a contact lens and a buffer solution. The contact lens is immersed in the buffer solution, and the buffer solution includes a cycloplegic agent.. ... Colopl Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224523

Ostomy wafer

Disclosed is an ostomy wafer comprising a central peristomal area surrounding a stoma receiving hole, from which a plurality of petals are extending radially, the petals being interconnected via bridges with a apex pointing away from the central area. The wafer is suitable for application to especially demanding skin surface conditions, such as in ostomists suffering from hernia.. ... Colopl Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224488

Methods and devices for transcatheter cerclage annuloplasty

Devices, apparatus, and methods for catheter-based repair of cardiac valves, including transcatheter-mitral-valve-cerclage annuloplasty and transcatheter-mitral-valve reapposition. In particular, a target and capture device is provided for guiding a cerclage traversal catheter system through a cerclage trajectory, particularly through a reentry site of the cerclage trajectory. ... Colopl Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224487

Convertible annuloplasty ring configured to receive an expandable prosthetic heart valve

The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon. ... Colopl Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221269

System and method for interfacing between a display and a controller

A system includes a first device configured to cause a virtual reality image to be output by a display. The system also includes a second device communicatively coupled with the first device. ... Colopl Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221185

Method of providing a virtual space image, that is subjected to blurring processing based on displacement of a hmd and system therefor

A method including generating a virtual space image for displaying on a head mounted display (hmd). The method further includes acquiring a rotational direction and a rotational speed of the hmd. ... Colopl Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221180

Method and system for providing a virtual reality space

To present a three-dimensional virtual reality space image having various visual effects to a user, provided is a method of providing a virtual reality space to which a user is immersed with use of a head-mounted display. The method includes defining the virtual reality space. ... Colopl Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216030

Delivery device for medical implant and medical procedure

A catheter (4) based medical system (1) and medical procedure for reducing cardiac valve regurgitation are disclosed. The system comprises a resilient curvilinear shaped annuloplasty implant (3) for reducing the size of a dilated annulus (18) of said valve for reducing said regurgitation having resilient anchoring elements (300), and a delivery device (2) for said annuloplasty implant (3) having a distal curvilinear shaped portion (200) that is hollow to mount said annuloplasty implant (3) and has an annular opening (201) arranged to be in apposition against an annulus (18) of said cardiac valve. ... Colopl Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216007

Method of treating urinary incontinence by implanting a reservoir around a urethra of the user

A method of treating urinary incontinence includes implanting an artificial urinary sphincter in a body of a user, where the artificial urinary sphincter has one and only one reservoir and a pump. The method includes implanting the pump in a body of the user and implanting the reservoir around a urethra of the user.. ... Colopl Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209297

A drainable collection bag

A drainable collecting bag for human body wastes may comprise a front wall and a rear wall of flexible sheet material defining a cavity there between and which may define a downwardly extending neck portion terminating in a discharge opening. The discharge opening can be folded upwards into a closed configuration for liquid tight closure of the bag and the folded closure may be fixed by angled fastening strips.. ... Colopl Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209271

Method of inflating an implantable penile prosthetic

A method of inflating an implantable penile prosthetic includes providing the prosthetic with a lockout valve. The lockout valve is located in an inlet flow path between a reservoir containing liquid and a pump attached to the implantable penile prosthetic. ... Colopl Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209270

Tool for actuating an adjusting mechanism

A method is provided including inserting into a heart a tissue-adjusting member selected from the group consisting of: one or more artificial chordae tendineae and an annuloplasty ring structure. An adjusting mechanism of the tissue-adjusting member adjusts tension of the tissue-adjusting member. ... Colopl Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209269

Methods for anchoring a device at a native heart valve annulus

A method and device for anchoring a prosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring to a valve annulus in a heart and a method of implanting same is disclosed. The device can include a prosthetic valve or annuloplasty ring with one or more anchors configured to be threaded or otherwise passed underneath a native leaflet and/or subvalvular tissue to secure the device at the native annulus.. ... Colopl Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197147

Game program

A gaming system includes a non-transitory computer readable medium for storing a game program; and a computer connected to the non-transitory computer readable medium. The computer is configured to execute the game program for building a competition game space to be shared by a plurality of users including a first user and a second user through a network. ... Colopl Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196733

Laser therapeutic device for ophthalmology

The object of the invention relates to a field of devices for performing treatments in ophthalmology, preferably to a field of devices for selective laser trabeculoplasty and capsulotomy. The essence of a laser therapeutic device for performing treatments in ophthalmology lies in that it is based on a laser source with a short resonator based on a end pumping technique, wherein the pumping is ascertained by a vcsel light source (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser). ... Colopl Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196725

Method of implanting a penile prosthetic in a patient

A method of implanting a penile prosthetic in a patient includes providing an implantable cylinder with a resorbable component attached to an exterior surface of the implantable cylinder and a tow line engaged with the resorbable component. The method includes inserting the tow line into a corpora cavernosum of a penis, directing the tow line through a glans of the penis, and pulling on the tow line and moving the implantable cylinder into the corpora cavernosum of the penis. ... Colopl Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196691

Implantation of flexible implant

A method is provided including introducing into a heart atrium, an annuloplasty structure having a sleeve with an elongated tubular side wall, anchoring a first section of the sleeve by deploying a first tissue anchor through the first section and into a first portion of annulus tissue, and anchoring a second section of the sleeve by deploying a second tissue anchor through the second section and into a second portion of annulus tissue. A longitudinal portion of the tubular side wall is disposed between the first and second tissue anchors and has first and second lateral parts. ... Colopl Inc








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