Endourethral device and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6991596
APP PUB NO 20030078467A1
SERIAL NO

10274027

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SRS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLCNORTH BILLERICA, MA13

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baumgartner, Mark Alexandria, MN 10 141
Reid, John M Garfield, MN 23 869
Whalen, Mark J Alexandria, MN 22 1352
Willard, Lloyd K Miltona, MN 28 1879

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7896891 Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure 45 2006
* 2007/0049,929 Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure 114 2006
8157815 Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system 18 2007
8945152 Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system 0 2007
8758366 Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system 0 2007
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8603106 Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system 1 2010
8454655 Method for anchoring suture and approximating tissue 1 2010
8333776 Anchor delivery system 18 2010
9149266 Deforming anchor device 1 2010
8668705 Latching anchor device 1 2010
8394113 Coiled anchor device 17 2010
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8425535 Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system 17 2010
8834492 Continuous indentation lateral lobe apparatus and method 1 2010
8628542 Median lobe destruction apparatus and method 6 2010
8529584 Median lobe band implant apparatus and method 1 2010
8491606 Median lobe retraction apparatus and method 6 2010
8211118 Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure 13 2011
8394110 Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure 12 2011
8734468 Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions 0 2011
9161749 Method and apparatus for treating sexual dysfunction 0 2012
8939996 Anchor delivery System 0 2012
8715298 Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure 2 2013
8888799 Coiled anchor device 0 2013
9549739 Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions 0 2013
9364212 Suture anchoring devices and methods for use 0 2013
9504461 Anchor delivery system 0 2013
9320511 Multi-actuating trigger anchor delivery system 0 2013
8936609 Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure 0 2013
8900252 Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions 0 2013
8777992 Methods for anchoring suture and approximating tissue 1 2013
9402711 Median lobe band implant apparatus and method 0 2013
9486203 Latching anchor device 0 2013
 
ABBEYMOOR MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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