US Patent No: 7,347,812

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Prolapse repair

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Abstract

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Surgical instruments for prolapse repair are disclosed. The surgical instruments have straight portions and helical portions.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLCEDEN PRAIRIE, MN128

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mellier, Georges Lyons, FR 13 833

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6,306,079 Mesh pubovaginal sling 186 1999
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (3)
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* 2010/0030,016 Methods and Implants for Treating Urinary Incontinence 4 2009
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COOPERSURGICAL, INC. (2)
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COLOPLAST A/S (35)
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8,920,308 Surgical implant with anchor introducer channel 0 2011
8,911,347 System and method for treating urinary incontinence 0 2011
8,574,148 System for introducing soft tissue anchors 14 2011
8,512,223 Pelvic implant with selective locking anchor 14 2011
8,454,492 Absorbable anchor and method for mounting mesh to tissue 17 2011
8,449,450 Pass through introducer and sling 17 2011
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8,888,678 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2011
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9,005,222 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 0 2012
8,469,877 System for introducing a pelvic implant 18 2012
8,668,635 Pelvic implant with suspending system 13 2012
9,060,838 Tissue supported implantable device 0 2012
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8,821,370 Device, system and methods for introducing soft tissue anchors 3 2013
9,089,394 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2014
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ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (15)
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* 2008/0119,863 Prolapse Repair 3 2008
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8,380,312 Multi-zone stimulation implant system and method 0 2010
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* 2012/0010,457 Prolapse Repair 0 2011
9,017,243 Minimally invasive implant and method 0 2011
 
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8,535,217 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2006
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8,628,463 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2007
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8,109,866 Method and apparatus for prolapse repair 0 2009
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D736382 Surgical indicator with backers 0 2011
D721807 Surgical indicators 0 2011
D721175 Backers for surgical indicators 0 2011
9,089,393 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
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9,149,351 Apparatus and method for repairing vaginal reconstruction 0 2012
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9,192,458 Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions 0 2013
9,060,839 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2013
9,179,992 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2014
D746462 Surgical indicators 0 2014
 
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