US Patent Application No: 2003/0078,467

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Endourethral device & method

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An endourethral device including proximal and distal anchor assemblies selectively spaced apart by a device body is provided. The proximal anchor assembly is adapted to abuttingly engage at least portions of a bladder neck so as to at least proximally anchor said device, the distal anchor assembly being adapted to engage at least portions of a bulbous urethra so as to at least distally anchor said device. The body extends between the proximal and distal anchors assemblies, the device being adapted such that the anchors are selectively spaced apart for fixed positioning within a lower urinary tract in furtherance of a portion of the body at least partially traversing a prostatic urethra.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SRS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLCNORTH BILLERICA, MA13

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baumgartner, Mark Alexandria, US 10 128
Reid, John M Garfield, US 23 840
Whalen, Mark J Alexandria, US 22 1303
Willard, Lloyd K Miltona, US 28 1788

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