US Patent No: 5,582,616

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Surgical helical fastener with applicator

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A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.

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  • TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bolduc, Lee Mountain View, CA 59 3133
Hodges, Brian A Foster City, CA 9 1680
Kramer, Thomas A San Carlos, CA 23 2118
Lunsford, John San Carlos, CA 49 4102
McCoy, Tim San Carlos, CA 10 1885

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* 4,627,437 Method of applying a fastener to tissue with a pair of hollow needles 140 1985
* 5,053,047 Suture devices particularly useful in endoscopic surgery and methods of suturing 419 1989
* 4,976,715 Repair tack for bodily tissue 383 1990
* 5,297,714 Surgical staple with modified "B" shaped configuration 226 1991
* 5,222,976 Suture devices particularly useful in endoscopic surgery 411 1991
* 5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 516 1991
* 5,258,000 Tissue aperture repair device 395 1991
* 5,282,807 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator 251 1992
* 5,217,486 Suture anchor and installation tool 351 1992
* 5,163,343 System for fastening plies of fabric 68 1992
* 5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 644 1992
* 5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 432 1992
* 5,437,266 Coil screw surgical retractor 84 1992
* 5,330,503 Spiral suture needle for joining tissue 353 1992
* 5,356,064 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 215 1992
* 5,269,792 Surgical clip 228 1992
* 5,356,424 Laparoscopic suturing device 154 1993
* 5,320,630 Endoscopic ligating instrument for applying elastic bands 160 1993
* 5,411,522 Unitary anchor for soft tissue fixation 130 1993
* 5,500,001 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 72 1994
* 5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 137 1994
* 5,499,990 Suturing instrument 134 1994
* 5,501,696 Unitary anchor for soft tissue fixation 24 1994
* 2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 72 2009
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* 5,662,683 Open helical organic tissue anchor and method of facilitating healing 274 1995
* 5,810,851 Suture spring device 457 1996
* 5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 399 1996
* 5,830,221 Coil fastener applier 315 1996
* 5,728,116 Spiral surgical tack 210 1996
* 6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 165 1997
* 5,957,940 Fasteners for use in the surgical repair of aneurysms 210 1997
* 5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 171 1997
* 5,972,001 Method of ligating anatomical tissue with a suture spring device 82 1998
* 5,947,983 Tissue cutting and stitching device and method 231 1998
* 6,113,609 Implantable tissue fastener and system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease 412 1998
6,641,593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 159 1998
6,607,541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 217 1998
* 5,997,556 Surgical fastener 102 1998
6,613,059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 272 1999
6,514,265 Tissue connector apparatus with cable release 177 1999
* 6,171,320 Surgical clip 171 1999
6,428,548 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 192 1999
6,451,024 Surgical method for treating urinary incontinence, and apparatus for use in same 71 1999
* 8,529,583 Surgical clip removal apparatus 1 2000
6,981,983 System and methods for soft tissue reconstruction 145 2000
6,551,332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 134 2000
6,447,533 Implantable tissue fastener and system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease 188 2000
6,702,732 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 93 2000
6,482,235 Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation 282 2000
6,336,933 Endovascular device for application of prosthesis with sutures 44 2000
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 466 2000
6,572,626 Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism 78 2000
6,447,524 Fastener for hernia mesh fixation 225 2000
6,425,900 Method for attaching hernia mesh 220 2000
* 6,663,633 Helical orthopedic fixation and reduction device, insertion system, and associated methods 128 2000
6,551,322 Apparatus for implantation into bone 75 2000
6,468,309 Method and apparatus for stabilizing adjacent bones 96 2000
6,544,265 Apparatus for implantation into bone related applications 45 2001
6,551,319 Apparatus for implantation into bone 139 2001
8,118,822 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 6 2001
6,945,980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 107 2001
6,527,774 Apparatus for attaching fractured sections of bone 84 2001
6,656,192 Site marker device 53 2001
7,144,413 Graft fixation system and method 48 2001
6,558,400 Obesity treatment tools and methods 446 2001
6,719,750 Devices for intraocular drug delivery 173 2001
6,551,320 Method and apparatus for correcting spinal deformity 211 2001
6,488,683 Method and apparatus for correcting spinal deformity 63 2001
7,591,842 Endovascular prosthesis with suture holder 8 2001
* 6,837,893 Multi-fastener surgical apparatus and method 206 2001
6,709,442 Vascular bypass grafting instrument and method 87 2001
6,682,474 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 77 2001
6,663,558 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 88 2001
6,612,978 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 86 2001
6,602,184 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 85 2001
6,612,979 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 82 2001
6,595,912 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 88 2001
6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 77 2001
6,984,241 Apparatus and methods for tendon or ligament repair 132 2001
6,626,917 Helical suture instrument 110 2001
7,485,124 Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism 62 2001
6,551,333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 421 2001
* 2002/0068,947 Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism 77 2001
7,131,980 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 72 2002
6,800,081 Systems and methods for applying a suture within a blood vesel lumen 95 2002
* 2003/0023,248 Systems and methods for applying a suture within a blood vesel lumen 62 2002
* 2002/0161,382 Implant inserted without bone anchors 245 2002
* 7,007,698 Body lumen closure 25 2002
* 2003/0009,441 Coil fastener applier and removal method 24 2002
* 2003/0199,974 Annuloplasty apparatus and methods 137 2002
7,077,850 Tissue fastening devices and related insertion tools and methods 33 2002
* 2003/0208,211 Tissue fastening devices and related insertion tools and methods 67 2002
7,083,629 Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body 197 2002
* 2003/0065,359 Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body 92 2002
6,986,776 Suturing apparatus, method and system 6 2002
* 2003/0009,179 Suturing apparatus, method and system 1 2002
6,960,221 Tissue connector apparatus with cable release 163 2002
6,773,440 Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation 362 2002
* 7,186,262 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 133 2002
6,689,168 Method and apparatus for stabilizing adjacent bones 54 2002
7,011,668 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 20 2002
6,669,713 Implantable tissue fastener and system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease 67 2002
7,722,643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 28 2002
7,497,862 Tissue marking apparatus and method 2 2002
* 6,746,460 Intra-gastric fastening devices 312 2002
* 2003/0061,880 Method for in-tube flaw detection 1 2002
7,220,281 Implant for reinforcing and annulus fibrosis 103 2002
7,094,258 Methods of reinforcing an annulus fibrosis 55 2002
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 166 2002
7,037,315 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 50 2002
6,691,711 Method for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of incontinence 151 2002
6,960,217 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 101 2002
* 2003/0100,943 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 9 2002
7,229,428 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 98 2002
7,276,021 Heart failure treatment device and method 0 2002
* 2003/0088,270 Implantable tissue fixation devices and methods of tissue approximation 73 2002
8,075,570 Intraluminal prosthesis attachment systems and methods 18 2002
* 2006/0069,422 Intraluminal prosthesis attachment systems and methods 6 2002
* 2004/0093,057 Intraluminal prosthesis attachment systems and methods 32 2002
7,288,099 Obesity treatment tools and methods 69 2002
7,410,461 Cardiac treatment apparatus 17 2002
7,124,761 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 62 2002
8,105,345 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 13 2003
8,066,724 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 11 2003
7,288,101 Obesity treatment tools and methods 96 2003
8,241,308 Tissue fastening devices and processes that promote tissue adhesion 120 2003
7,220,237 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 184 2003
7,666,194 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 30 2003
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 28 2003
7,763,040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 25 2003
7,214,233 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 117 2003
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 80 2003
6,994,715 Intra-gastric fastening devices 149 2003
* 2004/0093,091 Intra-gastric fastening devices 43 2003
6,953,462 Apparatus for implantation into bone 95 2003
* 2003/0181,913 Apparatus for implantation into bone 30 2003
7,503,922 Obesity treatment tools and methods 56 2003
7,896,892 Multiple bias surgical fastener 0 2003
7,175,638 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 88 2003
7,169,157 Tacking tool and tack 39 2003
* 7,229,452 Tack and tack applier 88 2003
* 2004/0133,214 Tack and tack applier 17 2003
7,507,243 Devices and method for augmenting a vertebral disc 32 2003
7,547,313 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 27 2003
7,131,978 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 87 2003
7,131,979 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 109 2003
7,563,282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 28 2003
* 7,189,251 Open helical organic tissue anchor having recessible head and method of making the organic tissue anchor 60 2003
* 2003/0229,350 Open helical organic tissue anchor having recessible head and method of making the organic tissue anchor 45 2003
7,942,884 Methods for reduction of a gastric lumen 14 2003
7,942,898 Delivery systems and methods for gastric reduction 5 2003
* 2006/0122,638 Anchoring screw device 0 2003
7,708,759 Apparatus and methods for securing tendons or ligaments to bone 22 2003
7,608,036 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 10 2003
* 2005/0004,424 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 22 2003
7,182,769 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 43 2003
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 61 2003
* 7,255,710 Helical stent with micro-latches 19 2003
* 2004/0093,076 Helical stent with micro-latches 33 2003
7,618,426 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 47 2003
* 2004/0049,227 Helical fastener and applicator for surgical procedures 23 2003
7,892,255 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 3 2003
6,951,564 Site marker device 40 2003
7,485,089 Cardiac harness 0 2003
7,488,334 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 15 2003
7,491,232 Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods with implantation force resolution 69 2003
* 2005/0256,531 Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods with implantation force resolution 9 2003
* 2004/0127,916 Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods with implantation force resolution 37 2003
7,416,554 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 207 2003
8,394,114 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 4 2003
7,097,650 System for tissue approximation and fixation 252 2003
7,211,094 Magnetic anchoring devices 62 2003
7,189,202 Self-sizing cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 33 2003
9,060,844 Apparatus and methods for treatment of morbid obesity 2 2003
7,155,295 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 23 2003
8,157,836 Implantable tissue fastener and system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease 5 2003
7,097,611 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 7 2003
* 2004/0097,986 Implantable tissue fastener and system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease 76 2003
7,077,802 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 5 2003
7,189,203 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 19 2003
7,938,840 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 3 2003
7,744,611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 31 2003
8,613,749 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2003
7,510,559 Obesity treatment tools and methods 46 2003
7,879,047 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 1 2003
8,070,826 Needle apparatus for closing septal defects and methods for using such apparatus 2 2003
8,574,243 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 5 2003
7,955,340 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 15 2003
7,744,613 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 53 2003
8,096,972 Devices for intraocular drug delivery 8 2003
7,862,546 Subcutaneous self attaching injection port with integral moveable retention members 95 2003
7,374,557 Subcutaneous self attaching injection port with integral fasteners 51 2003
* 2004/0133,155 Devices for intraocular drug delivery 54 2003
* 2005/0070,992 Prosthesis systems and methods sized and configured for the receipt and retention of fasteners 13 2004
7,435,213 Device for treating heart failure 0 2004
7,422,558 Device for treating heart failure 6 2004
7,381,181 Device for treating heart failure 45 2004
* 2004/0162,574 Tissue marking apparatus and method 44 2004
7,780,700 Patent foramen ovale closure system 9 2004
7,225,036 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 2 2004
8,579,932 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 6 2004
8,231,639 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 18 2004
7,081,086 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 23 2004
7,149,588 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 2 2004
7,158,839 Cardiac harness for treating heart disease 5 2004
9,028,511 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 0 2004
8,628,547 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 0 2004
7,611,521 Apparatus and methods for tendon or ligament repair 23 2004
* 2005/0059,956 Devices for intraocular drug delivery 20 2004
7,758,612 Surgery delivery device and mesh anchor 143 2004
* 2005/0240,222 Surgery delivery device and mesh anchor 325 2004
8,021,680 Controlled release bioactive agent delivery device 9 2004
7,404,793 Heart failure treatment device and method 8 2004
7,572,219 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 4 2004
8,308,765 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 11 2004
8,057,511 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 13 2004
7,918,869 Methods and apparatus for performing endoluminal gastroplasty 65 2004
7,736,378 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 42 2004
7,645,285 Apparatus and methods for occluding a hollow anatomical structure 64 2004
* 2005/0277,959 Apparatus and methods for occluding a hollow anatomical structure 43 2004
7,740,640 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 5 2004
7,187,984 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 1 2004
8,206,417 Apparatus and methods for optimizing anchoring force 10 2004
7,695,493 System for optimizing anchoring force 88 2004
7,670,362 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 24 2004
* 2006/0241,622 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 11 2004
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 35 2004
7,291,105 Self-anchoring cardiac harness 10 2004
* 2007/0088,390 Surgical fasteners and devices for surgical fastening 24 2004
7,794,447 Gastrointestinal sleeve device and methods for treatment of morbid obesity 43 2004
7,544,198 Systems and methods for applying a suture within a blood vessel lumen 9 2004
* 2005/0015,100 Systems and methods for applying a suture within a blood vessel lumen 2 2004
7,500,946 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 1 2004
7,753,941 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 25 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 3 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 22 2004
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 53 2004
7,703,459 Apparatus and methods for mapping out endoluminal gastrointestinal surgery 49 2004
7,361,180 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 50 2004
7,347,863 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 72 2004
7,621,925 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 40 2004
7,601,159 Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods 42 2004
7,146,226 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 19 2004
7,338,435 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 0 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 65 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 25 2004
* 2005/0119,675 Patent foramen ovale closure system 64 2004
7,918,845 Endoluminal tool deployment system 16 2004
7,704,264 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 49 2004
8,066,719 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 1 2004
7,361,139 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 1 2004
7,164,952 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 2 2004
7,914,544 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 6 2004
7,124,493 Method of manufacturing a cardiac harness 3 2004
* 2006/0129,152 Absorbable Anchor for Hernia Mesh Fixation 24 2004
7,282,024 Cardiac harness having interconnected strands 0 2005
8,257,394 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 4 2005
7,390,329 Methods for grasping and cinching tissue anchors 206 2005
8,043,307 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 2 2005
* 2005/0192,596 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 27 2005
7,776,059 Suturing method 20 2005
* 2005/0165,414 SUTURING METHOD 2 2005
* 2005/0201,759 Photonic RF distribution system 0 2005
8,828,025 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 0 2005
7,988,702 Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir 1 2005
7,708,684 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 12 2005
* 2005/0228,444 Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir 5 2005
7,571,729 Apparatus and methods for performing mucosectomy 27 2005
8,216,252 Tissue manipulation and securement system 6 2005
7,736,374 Tissue manipulation and securement system 208 2005
* 8,021,374 Method and device for the controlled delivery and placement of securing elements in a body 1 2005
* 2010/0137,884 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE CONTROLLED DELIVERY AND PLACEMENT OF SECURING ELEMENTS IN A BODY 0 2005
7,753,870 Systems and methods for treating obesity 60 2005
* 2005/0222,665 Endovascular fastener applicator 80 2005
8,246,974 Medical devices and methods for producing the same 2 2005
7,753,928 Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of intragastric devices 11 2005
7,914,543 Single fold device for tissue fixation 244 2005
8,114,099 Absorbable anchor for hernia mesh fixation 11 2005
8,784,447 Surgical stapler 2 2005
8,002,811 Surgical fastener with predetermined resorption rate 24 2005
* 2005/0267,478 Surgical fastener with predetermined resorption rate 28 2005
8,444,657 Apparatus and methods for rapid deployment of tissue anchors 6 2005
7,615,076 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 112 2005
8,070,743 Devices and methods for attaching an endolumenal gastrointestinal implant 134 2005
8,062,207 Intra-gastric fastening devices 2 2005
8,590,760 Surgical stapler 8 2005
8,092,519 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 7 2005
8,007,474 Implantable medical device with reversible attachment mechanism and method 27 2005
7,918,844 Applier for implantable medical device 1 2005
7,850,660 Implantable medical device with simultaneous attachment mechanism and method 105 2005
7,651,483 Injection port 83 2005
7,561,916 Implantable medical device with indicator 86 2005
7,553,298 Implantable medical device with cover and method 105 2005
7,736,379 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 90 2005
7,976,539 System and method for denaturing and fixing collagenous tissue 12 2005
7,736,299 Introducer for a cardiac harness delivery 4 2005
7,587,247 Cardiac harness having an optimal impedance range 1 2005
* 8,252,006 Single pass gastric restriction with a corkscrew style wall anchor 1 2005
* 2007/0032,797 Single pass gastric restriction with a corkscrew style wall anchor 9 2005
7,637,918 Helical suturing device 11 2005
* 2006/0036,265 Helical suturing device 92 2005
7,976,862 Controlled release bioactive agent delivery device 2 2005
7,824,704 Controlled release bioactive agent delivery device 14 2005
* 2005/0283,189 Systems and methods for soft tissue reconstruction 81 2005
7,846,179 Suture-based systems and methods for treating septal defects 17 2005
7,963,973 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 8 2005
8,034,369 Controlled release bioactive agent delivery device 1 2005
* 7,601,167 Apparatus for implantation into bone 3 2005
* 2006/0009,769 Apparatus for implantation into bone 95 2005
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 13 2005
9,138,228 Vascular conduit device and system for implanting 0 2005
9,320,503 Devices, system, and methods for guiding an operative tool into an interior body region 0 2005
7,828,838 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including a prosthesis assembly 19 2005
7,823,267 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 14 2005
7,637,932 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 25 2005
* 2006/0100,686 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 31 2005
* 2006/0095,119 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 12 2005
* 2008/0125,869 Surgical Grafts 44 2005
8,454,503 Remote tissue retraction device 5 2005
* 7,655,020 Surgical punching instrument 1 2005
* 2006/0111,737 Surgical punching instrument 3 2005
7,632,308 Methods, devices, and kits for treating mitral valve prolapse 23 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 5 2005
8,252,009 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 29 2005
8,726,909 Methods and apparatus for revision of obesity procedures 1 2006
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 79 2006
7,670,379 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method 28 2006
7,306,614 Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body 162 2006
8,088,165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 5 2006
8,690,910 Closure device and methods for making and using them 4 2006
7,837,669 Devices and methods for endolumenal gastrointestinal bypass 33 2006
7,678,135 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 51 2006
8,092,482 Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices 3 2006
7,862,573 Method and apparatus for surgical fastening 13 2006
8,298,291 Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors 12 2006
8,758,396 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 2 2006
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 9 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 26 2006
8,012,135 Attachment cuff for gastrointestinal implant 14 2006
7,846,138 Cuff and sleeve system for gastrointestinal bypass 37 2006
8,012,140 Methods of transmural attachment in the gastrointestinal system 11 2006
7,892,214 Attachment system for transmural attachment at the gastroesophageal junction 50 2006
* 2007/0027,452 Insertion instrument for non-linear medical devices 20 2006
7,524,333 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 56 2006
7,686,828 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 1 2006
7,678,132 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 1 2006
8,926,633 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 1 2006
8,162,897 Audible and tactile feedback 6 2006
* 8,556,930 Vessel closure device 12 2006
* 2008/0004,640 VESSEL CLOSURE DEVICE 88 2006
7,500,978 Method for delivering and positioning implants in the intervertebral disc environment 25 2006
9,241,710 Surgical fasteners and fastening devices 0 2006
* 2009/0182,352 Surgical Fasteners and Fastening Devices 18 2006
7,229,405 Cardiac harness delivery device and method of use 4 2006
* 2009/0012,545 Apparatus and Methods for Occluding a Hallow Anatomical Structure 30 2006
7,811,295 Tissue fastening devices and related insertion tools and methods 7 2006
* 2007/0021,756 Tissue fastening devices and related insertion tools and methods 21 2006
8,007,505 System for tissue approximation and fixation 37 2006
7,553,330 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 41 2006
7,976,454 Cardiac harness 0 2006
8,029,519 Eversion apparatus and methods 2 2006
9,089,674 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 1 2006
8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 6 2006
7,757,924 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 38 2006
7,959,663 Endovascular aneurysm repair method 8 2006
* 2007/0021,753 Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods 8 2006
9,017,345 Coil fastener applier with flexible shaft 0 2006
* 2008/0086,154 Coil fastener applier with flexible shaft 9 2006
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
8,182,459 Devices and methods for endolumenal gastrointestinal bypass 13 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 9 2006
8,034,112 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 10 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 13 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 15 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 12 2006
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 65 2006
* 2007/0112,382 Tissue opening occluder 16 2006
8,080,050 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 4 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 8 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 24 2006
7,976,556 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 2 2006
8,449,560 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 14 2006
7,562,660 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 11 2007
* 2007/0129,758 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING TISSUE 17 2007
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 12 2007
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 15 2007
7,909,838 Obesity treatment tools and methods 16 2007
7,862,574 Obesity treatment tools and methods 20 2007
8,083,756 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 4 2007
8,231,641 Method and devices for modifying the function of a body organ 0 2007
8,211,124 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 22 2007
8,808,310 Resettable clip applier and reset tools 2 2007
8,147,441 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 4 2007
7,789,848 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 18 2007
8,590,761 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 0 2007
8,083,757 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 10 2007
8,075,577 Obesity treatment tools and methods 6 2007
7,947,055 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 5 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 78 2007
7,951,159 Method for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 18 2007
7,815,653 Method for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 6 2007
7,803,165 Device for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 5 2007
7,803,166 Method for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 5 2007
7,799,040 Device for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 7 2007
7,722,628 Device for plicating and fastening gastric tissue 15 2007
8,454,683 Annuloplasty device having a helical anchor and methods for its use 0 2007
7,699,892 Minimally invasive procedure for implanting an annuloplasty device 27 2007
* 2007/0244,556 Annuloplasty Device Having a Helical Anchor and Methods for its Use 147 2007
* 2007/0244,553 Annuloplasty Device Having a Helical Anchor and Methods for its Use 113 2007
* 2007/0244,555 Annuloplasty Device Having a Helical Anchor and Methods for its Use 116 2007
7,881,797 Methods and devices for gastrointestinal stimulation 46 2007
8,257,365 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 9 2007
8,926,637 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 0 2007
8,137,366 Obesity treatment tools and methods 5 2007
8,137,367 Obesity treatment tools and methods 4 2007
8,080,022 Obesity treatment tools and methods 6 2007
8,080,025 Obesity treatment tools and methods 7 2007
* 7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 120 2007
7,905,923 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 7 2007
8,123,765 Obesity treatment tools and methods 12 2007
8,246,533 Implant system with resonant-driven actuator 1 2007
7,862,502 Method and apparatus for adjusting a gastrointestinal restriction device 38 2007
8,870,916 Low profile tissue anchors, tissue anchor systems, and methods for their delivery and use 0 2007
* 8,672,829 Methods and articles for treatment of rectal prolapse 0 2007
* 2008/0015,614 Methods and articles for treatment of rectal prolapse 2 2007
8,758,398 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 5 2007
8,623,049 Soft tissue anchor and methods and apparatus for securing soft tissue 1 2007
* 2008/0082,130 SOFT TISSUE ANCHOR AND METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING SOFT TISSUE 2 2007
7,905,893 Method for delivering a plurality of fasteners 3 2007
* 2008/0045,978 Method For Delivering a Plurality of Fasteners 72 2007
7,887,562 Tissue opening occluder 4 2007
* 2008/0058,866 TISSUE OPENING OCCLUDER 9 2007
8,083,752 Endovascular aneurysm repair systems and methods 7 2007
* 2008/0065,117 Systems and methods for applying tissue-piercing fasteners 10 2007
* 2008/0065,115 Systems and methods for applying a suture within a blood vessel lumen 1 2007
8,926,634 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 2 2007
8,784,306 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2007
8,403,838 Remote tissue retraction device 3 2007
8,403,839 Remote tissue retraction device 5 2007
8,092,378 Remote tissue retraction device 10 2007
8,893,947 Clip applier and methods of use 1 2007
8,057,384 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume 2 2008
8,298,251 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 2 2008
7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 22 2008
8,956,388 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant 1 2008
8,216,253 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 4 2008
7,972,370 Stent graft system and method of use 4 2008
* 2009/0270,966 Stent Graft System and Method of Use 3 2008
* 2008/0195,123 RETRIEVABLE SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE DEVICE 7 2008
9,060,769 Surgical stapler 3 2008
9,402,625 Surgical stapler 0 2008
9,050,087 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 1 2008
9,282,965 Apparatus and methods for engaging tissue 0 2008
* 2008/0243,143 Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism 20 2008
8,182,441 Methods and devices for intragastric support of functional or prosthetic gastrointestinal devices 13 2008
* 2009/0012,541 EXPANDABLE FASTENER SYSTEM WITH FLOWER PETAL-SHAPED RETENTION ELEMENTS 30 2008
* 8,162,958 Tissue fastening tool and applicator for indwelling the same within body, and tissue fastening method through natural orifice 3 2008
* 2010/0010,508 TISSUE FASTENING TOOL AND APPLICATOR FOR INDWELLING THE SAME WITHIN BODY, AND TISSUE FASTENING METHOD THROUGH NATURAL ORIFICE 7 2008
* 2010/0010,520 TISSUE FASTENER 17 2008
* 2011/0106,113 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HERNIA MESH FIXATION 11 2008
8,216,260 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 16 2008
7,963,992 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 5 2008
8,226,709 Method and system for plicating tissue in a minimally invasive medical procedure for the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation 1 2008
* 2009/0105,816 SYSTEM USING A HELICAL RETAINER IN THE DIRECT PLICATION ANNULOPLASTY TREATMENT OF MITRAL VALVE REGURGITATION 16 2008
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 9 2008
7,981,025 Adjustable implant and method of use 9 2008
8,197,464 Deflecting guide catheter for use in a minimally invasive medical procedure for the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation 1 2008
8,187,286 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 6 2008
* 2010/0076,408 DEFLECTING GUIDE CATHETER FOR USE IN A MINIMALLY INVASIVE MEDICAL PROCEDURE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MITRAL VALVE REGURGITATION 6 2008
* 2009/0149,870 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING BODY TISSUE 6 2008
8,162,814 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 1 2008
* 2009/0143,637 Methods and Apparatus for Correction of Urinary and Gynecological Pathologies, including Treatment of Male Incontinence, and Female Cystocele 4 2008
9,393,023 Apparatus and methods for deploying a clip to occlude an anatomical structure 0 2009
8,905,937 Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen 1 2009
8,733,611 Ratcheting mechanism for surgical stapling device 4 2009
* 2009/0230,170 Ratcheting Mechanism for Surgical Stapling Device 39 2009
8,177,836 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve repair 15 2009
8,518,060 Medical clip with radial tines, system and method of using same 3 2009
8,668,704 Medical clip with tines, system and method of using same 0 2009
* 8,828,026 Tissue fastening apparatus 0 2009
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 12 2009
* 2010/0010,509 TISSUE FASTENING APPARATUS 6 2009
8,894,669 Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners 3 2009
8,728,098 Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners 2 2009
8,728,099 Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners 2 2009
8,579,920 Surgical fasteners, applicator instruments, and methods for deploying surgical fasteners 18 2009
8,333,204 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 1 2009
* 8,556,963 Method and apparatus for tissue connection 4 2009
* 2009/0276,038 Method and apparatus for tissue connection 31 2009
* 8,672,964 Puncture seals for closing hollow organs having a puncture opening 0 2009
* 2010/0016,887 PUNCTURE SEALS FOR CLOSING HOLLOW ORGANS HAVING A PUNCTURE OPENING 2 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 13 2009
8,900,250 Apparatus and methods for removing lymph nodes or anchoring into tissue during a translumenal procedure 0 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 4 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 22 2009
8,764,768 Stapling device for closing perforations 0 2009
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 3 2009
8,192,461 Methods for facilitating closure of a bodily opening using one or more tacking devices 2 2009
8,262,676 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 3 2009
8,192,351 Medical device delivery system having integrated introducer 20 2009
8,236,009 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 2 2009
9,241,696 Closure device 0 2009
8,545,551 Methods, devices, and kits for treating mitral valve prolapse 8 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 5 2009
* 2011/0118,833 Attachment device and method 15 2009
8,821,549 Methods and apparatus for anulus repair 0 2009
8,500,760 Retractable tacking device 2 2009
* 2010/0094,400 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 14 2009
8,491,610 Clip devices and methods of delivery and deployment 0 2009
8,858,594 Curved closure device 1 2009
9,414,820 Closure devices, systems, and methods 0 2010
9,173,644 Closure devices, systems, and methods 1 2010
9,089,311 Vessel closure devices and methods 1 2010
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 3 2010
8,292,933 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 10 2010
8,683,895 Single revolution snap action drive for surgical fasteners 0 2010
8,382,800 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 6 2010
9,179,910 Medical device delivery system and method 0 2010
8,876,820 Surgical clamp 1 2010
8,343,175 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 4 2010
8,764,713 Method of repositioning an injection port 0 2010
8,758,303 Injection port with applier 0 2010
8,715,243 Injection port applier with downward force actuation 0 2010
8,211,127 Injection port with extendable and retractable fasteners 4 2010
9,345,476 Tacking device and methods of deployment 0 2010
9,179,961 Methods and apparatus for deploying sheet-like materials 0 2010
8,821,536 Methods and apparatus for delivering staples to a target tissue 0 2010
8,763,878 Methods and apparatus having bowstring-like staple delivery to a target tissue 0 2010
8,668,718 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 3 2010
8,459,524 Tissue fastening system for a medical device 6 2010
* 2011/0036,888 TISSUE FASTENING SYSTEM FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE 28 2010
8,828,027 Tissue manipulation and securement system 0 2010
8,579,936 Centering of delivery devices with respect to a septal defect 0 2010
8,282,670 Surgery delivery device and mesh anchor 7 2010
* 2010/0312,258 SURGERY DELIVERY DEVICE AND MESH ANCHOR 3 2010
8,500,757 Surgical puncture cinch and closure system 7 2010
* 2011/0028,995 Surgical Puncture Cinch and Closure System 10 2010
8,758,399 Expandable bioabsorbable plug apparatus and method 3 2010
8,353,921 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 12 2010
8,652,153 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and bone anchor delivery tool 0 2010
8,460,319 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and method 0 2010
* 2011/0166,555 CARRIER FOR AN INSERTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE, INSERTION TOOLS, METHODS OF USE, AND KITS 0 2010
* 2011/0022,065 ABSORBABLE ANCHOR FOR HERNIA MESH FIXATION 15 2010
* 9,332,983 Absorbable fastener for hernia mesh fixation 0 2010
* 2011/0087,240 ABSORBABLE FASTENER FOR HERNIA MESH FIXATION 10 2010
8,690,897 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 4 2010
8,758,400 Closure system and methods of use 4 2010
8,920,439 Applicator instruments having curved and articulating shafts for deploying surgical fasteners and methods therefor 1 2010
8,636,754 Clip applicator 1 2010
* 2011/0079,627 APPLICATOR INSTRUMENTS HAVING CURVED AND ARTICULATING SHAFTS FOR DEPLOYING SURGICAL FASTENERS AND METHODS THEREFOR 27 2010
8,556,977 Tissue anchoring system and method 5 2010
* 2011/0118,766 Attachment System, Device and Method 20 2010
8,820,602 Modular clip applier 3 2010
8,216,272 Absorbable anchor for hernia mesh fixation 12 2010
* 2011/0071,556 ABSORBABLE ANCHOR FOR HERNIA MESH FIXATION 1 2010
8,821,534 Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use 2 2010
8,864,717 Subcutaneous self attaching injection port with integral moveable retention members 0 2010
8,979,874 Method and apparatus for surgical fastening 1 2010
8,795,166 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2010
8,926,656 Clip applier and methods of use 2 2011
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 4 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 8 2011
8,852,218 Apparatus and methods for occluding an anatomical structure 0 2011
8,834,496 Soft tissue repair methods and apparatus 0 2011
8,764,835 Intervertebral disc treatment methods and apparatus 0 2011
8,353,092 Multiple bias surgical fastener 0 2011
8,419,755 Obesity treatment tools and methods 2 2011
8,728,119 Surgical staple 44 2011
* 2011/0144,680 Coring Knife 5 2011
* 2012/0232,597 FLEXIBLE FIXATION DEVICE 3 2011
8,926,603 System and method for denaturing and fixing collagenous tissue 0 2011
9,198,750 Tendon repair implant and method of arthroscopic implantation 0 2011
8,357,174 Single fold device for tissue fixation 5 2011
9,149,276 Clip and deployment apparatus for tissue closure 0 2011
* 8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 99 2011
* 2011/0172,681 POWERED TACKER INSTRUMENT 5 2011
* 2011/0295,282 FASTENER AND DRIVE METHOD FOR SOFT TISSUE REPAIR 10 2011
8,211,131 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 1 2011
9,241,796 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2011
9,486,191 Closure devices 0 2011
8,936,642 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 0 2011
8,672,953 Tissue closure system and methods of use 5 2011
* 9,023,065 Devices, systems, and methods for supporting tissue and/or structures within a hollow body organ 2 2011
* 2011/0238,088 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING TISSUE AND/OR STRUCTURES WITHIN A HOLLOW BODY ORGAN 24 2011
8,715,159 Adjustable implant and method of use 2 2011
* 2011/0237,861 ADJUSTABLE IMPLANT AND METHOD OF USE 2 2011
* 9,320,589 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 0 2011
* 2012/0065,661 ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR SYSTEM 5 2011
9,114,025 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 0 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 3 2011
8,523,883 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 7 2011
9,320,522 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2011
8,758,401 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 0 2011
9,017,349 Appendage clamp deployment assist device 0 2011
9,332,976 Tissue closure device 0 2011
8,968,270 Methods of replacing a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve for therapy adjustment 2 2011
8,939,902 Remote tissue retraction device 0 2011
9,282,973 Clip deployment tool and associated methods 0 2012
9,095,442 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 0 2012
9,320,875 Systems for implanting and using a conduit within a tissue wall 0 2012
9,033,201 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 1 2012
8,864,780 Methods and apparatus for delivering and positioning sheet-like materials 0 2012
8,801,650 Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures 0 2012
9,125,648 Coupling system, applicator tool, attachment ring and method for connecting a conduit to biological tissue 0 2012
9,186,268 Single fold device for tissue fixation 0 2012
8,663,274 Implantable tissue fastener and system for treating a gastrointestinal tract 0 2012
9,408,659 Surgical instrument with separate tool head and method of use 0 2012
9,119,617 Clamping devices for dispensing surgical fasteners into soft media 0 2012
8,932,305 Tissue fastening method 0 2012
8,740,919 Devices for dispensing surgical fasteners into tissue while simultaneously generating external marks that mirror the number and location of the dispensed surgical fasteners 2 2012
* 9,427,225 Tissue lifting 0 2012
* 2014/0187,869 TISSUE LIFTING 0 2012
8,684,909 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 0 2012
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 4 2012
9,265,514 Manipulator for grasping tissue 0 2012
9,232,938 Method and apparatus for closing fissures in the annulus fibrosus 0 2012
9,364,228 Applicator instruments having distal end caps for facilitating the accurate placement of surgical fasteners during open repair procedures 0 2012
8,518,055 Applicator instruments for dispensing surgical fasteners during open repair procedures 10 2012
9,044,236 Coring knife 0 2012
9,066,741 Robotic toolkit 0 2012
9,173,759 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass 1 2012
9,050,168 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass 2 2012
9,039,649 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass 2 2012
8,956,318 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass 2 2012
9,510,817 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 0 2012
8,685,044 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis with a body lumen or hollow organ 4 2012
8,585,836 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 5 2012
9,265,486 Surgical device 0 2012
9,381,014 Surgical fastener having a snap lock and devices deploying it 0 2012
* 9,259,221 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 2 2012
8,808,163 Adjustable implant and method of use 2 2012
8,747,483 Needle apparatus for closing septal defects and methods for using such apparatus 0 2012
8,968,336 Self-cinching surgical clips and delivery system 0 2012
9,017,347 Suture clip deployment devices 3 2012
9,370,356 Fasteners and fastener delivery devices for affixing sheet-like materials to bone or tissue 0 2012
9,271,726 Fasteners and fastener delivery devices for affixing sheet-like materials to bone or tissue 2 2012
9,247,978 Apparatus and method for forming pilot holes in bone and delivering fasteners therein for retaining an implant 0 2012
9,107,661 Fasteners and fastener delivery devices for affixing sheet-like materials to bone or tissue 4 2012
9,314,314 Anatomical location markers and methods of use in positioning sheet-like materials during surgery 0 2012
9,198,751 Methods and apparatus for delivering and positioning sheet-like materials in surgery 0 2012
9,364,209 Articulating suturing device 0 2012
9,107,654 Attachment device for tissue approximation and retraction 0 2013
9,451,960 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass 0 2013
8,740,940 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 0 2013
9,226,832 Interbody fusion material retention methods 0 2013
9,101,460 Implantable tendon protection systems and related kits and methods 0 2013
D717431 Applicator instrument 8 2013
D707820 Contoured tip 2 2013
D698021 Surgical fastener 2 2013
9,039,741 Bone anchor systems 2 2013
9,271,707 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2013
8,657,852 Closure device 3 2013
9,055,945 Surgical fasteners having articulating joints and deflectable tips 2 2013
9,474,530 Handling of fasteners within a surgical instrument 0 2013
* 9,427,230 Handling of fasteners within a surgical instrument 0 2013
9,089,329 Engagement device and method for deployment of anastomotic clips 0 2013
* 2014/0276,972 Surgical Instrument For Dispensing Tacks And Solution 9 2013
8,794,243 Obesity treatment tools and methods 0 2013
9,393,103 Tendon repair implant and method of arthroscopic implantation 0 2013
9,314,331 Methods and apparatus for delivering and positioning sheet-like materials in surgery 0 2013
9,204,940 Anatomical location markers and methods of use in positioning sheet-like materials during surgery 0 2013
9,125,650 Apparatus and method for forming pilot holes in bone and delivering fasteners therein for retaining an implant 1 2013
9,113,977 Guidewire having a distal fixation member for delivering and positioning sheet-like materials in surgery 0 2013
9,095,337 Methods and apparatus for delivering staples to a target issue 0 2013
8,821,537 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2013
* 2013/0325,038 IMPLANT PLACEMENT DEVICE 2 2013
9,539,008 Tissue fastening system for a medical device 0 2013
9,050,068 Clip applier and methods of use 1 2013
9,308,355 Apparatus and methods for coating medical devices 0 2013
9,119,629 Applicator instruments for dispensing surgical fasteners during open repair procedures 0 2013
9,295,469 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 0 2013
9,192,372 Method for the treatment of tissue 0 2013
9,351,728 Articulating apparatus for endoscopic procedures 0 2013
* 2014/0005,669 INTRAMEDULLARY BONE STENT 0 2013
D744646 Surgical fastener 2 2013
9,498,202 Suture securement devices 0 2013
9,532,773 Systems for sealing a tissue wall puncture 0 2013
9,358,004 Articulating apparatus for endoscopic procedures 0 2013
9,398,914 Methods of use of a clip applier 0 2013
9,498,196 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 0 2013
9,351,733 Surgical fastener applier 0 2013
* 9,364,274 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 0 2013
* 2014/0114,329 MULTIPLE MEMBER INTERCONNECT FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND ABSORBABLE SCREW FASTENER 8 2013
9,433,410 Tissue fastening devices and related insertion tools and methods 0 2014
8,852,215 Hernia mesh tacks 9 2014
9,282,969 Methods for treating a gastrointestinal tract 0 2014
8,840,642 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2014
8,920,464 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2014
9,271,725 Method and apparatus for surgical fastening 0 2014
9,358,010 Flex cable and spring-loaded tube for tacking device 0 2014
9,320,591 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 0 2014
8,919,630 Ratcheting mechanism for surgical stapling device 0 2014
9,027,819 Methods and apparatus having bowstring-like staple delivery to a target tissue 0 2014
9,414,837 Suture clip deployment devices 0 2014
9,526,498 Surgical device with a trigger lockout mechanism device 0 2014
9,414,824 Closure devices, systems, and methods 0 2014
9,526,650 Adjustable implant and method of use 0 2014
9,314,230 Closure device with rapidly eroding anchor 0 2014
9,393,104 Tendon repair implant and method of arthroscopic implantation 0 2014
9,308,015 Conduit device and system for implanting a conduit device in a tissue wall 0 2014
9,498,211 Methods of using applicator instruments for securing prosthetic devices to tissue 0 2014
* 9,486,218 Hernia mesh tacks 0 2014
* 2015/0018,847 HERNIA MESH TACKS 9 2014
9,005,224 Methods and apparatus for delivering and positioning sheet-like materials 1 2014
* D754855 Curved tissue fastening device 0 2014
9,333,087 Herniated disc repair 0 2014
9,259,220 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2014
9,271,857 Adjustable implant and method of use 0 2015
9,414,841 Fasteners and fastener delivery devices for affixing sheet-like materials to bone or tissue 0 2015
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