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
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATIONMINNETONKA, MN407

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mellier, Georges Lyons, FR 21 519

Cited Art Landscape

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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (11)
5,520,700 Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing 481 1993
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5,972,000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 211 1996
6,334,446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 193 1999
6,382,214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 187 1999
6,406,480 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 103 1999
6,328,744 Bone suturing device 125 1999
6,502,578 Method and apparatus for correction for gynecological pathologies including treatment of female cystocele 114 2000
6,582,443 Apparatus and methods for enhancing the functional longevity and for facilitating the implantation of medical devices 104 2000
2002/0147,382 Surgical articles and methods 143 2001
6,911,003 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 159 2003
 
ETHICON, INC. (9)
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5,899,909 Surgical instrument for treating female urinary incontinence 308 1997
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5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 114 1997
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6,475,139 Visually-directed surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 159 2000
2002/0165,566 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 34 2002
 
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5,860,425 Bladder neck suspension procedure 223 1996
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6,042,534 Stabilization sling for use in minimally invasive pelvic surgery 263 1998
6,048,351 Transvaginal suturing system 295 1998
2002/0151,909 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 111 2002
 
United States Surgical Corporation (4)
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SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (3)
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BASIN MEDICAL, LLC (2)
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6,302,840 Surgical monitor 83 2000
 
CONSERT, LLC (2)
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (2)
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (1)
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ETHICON GMBH (1)
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4,775,380 Surgical replacement of ligaments 159 1986
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5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 264 1995
6,068,591 Pubo-urethral support harness apparatus for percutaneous treatment of female stress urinary incontinence 143 1998
6,071,290 Surgical clip set 77 1998
6,010,447 Bladder sling 152 1998
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6,030,393 Needle and procedure for relieving urinary incontinence 173 1998
6,367,353 Multipurpose screw 19 1999
6,221,005 Pubo-urethral support harness apparatus for percutaneous treatment of female stress urinary incontinence with urethal hypemobility 151 1999
6,306,079 Mesh pubovaginal sling 147 1999
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COLOPLAST A/S (23)
8,167,785 Urethral support system 12 2008
8,709,471 Medicament delivery device and a method of medicament delivery 0 2008
8,585,578 Implantable devices, tools and methods for anatomical support 0 2009
8,469,875 Method and device for treating urinary incontinence 0 2009
8,007,430 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 25 2010
8,215,310 Implant for treatment of vaginal and/or uterine prolapse 12 2011
8,574,148 System for introducing soft tissue anchors 4 2011
8,512,223 Pelvic implant with selective locking anchor 4 2011
8,454,492 Absorbable anchor and method for mounting mesh to tissue 7 2011
8,449,450 Pass through introducer and sling 7 2011
8,273,011 Adjustable surgical implant and method for treating urinary incontinence 9 2011
8,162,818 Adjustable surgical implant for pelvic anatomy 12 2011
8,852,075 Pelvic implant systems and methods with expandable anchors 0 2011
8,801,596 Sling with support and suspending members formed from same polymer 0 2011
8,128,554 System for introducing a pelvic implant 13 2011
8,118,727 Method for supporting pelvic anatomy 12 2011
8,182,412 Pelvic implant with fibrous anchor 12 2011
8,182,413 Method for fibrous anchoring of a pelvic support 13 2011
8,123,673 Adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 12 2011
8,118,728 Method for implanting an adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 12 2011
8,469,877 System for introducing a pelvic implant 7 2012
8,668,635 Pelvic implant with suspending system 3 2012
8,821,370 Device, system and methods for introducing soft tissue anchors 0 2013
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (19)
7,988,615 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 7 2005
8,864,650 Methods and apparatus for securing a urethral sling to a pubic bone 0 2006
8,535,217 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2006
8,834,350 Surgical implants, tools, and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
8,628,463 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2007
8,460,169 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2007
8,517,914 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
8,388,514 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
8,038,594 Prolapse repair 0 2008
D607936 Anatomic female pelvic model 1 2008
8,597,173 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 0 2008
8,070,672 Needle design for male transobturator sling 0 2008
8,708,885 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 0 2008
8,109,866 Method and apparatus for prolapse repair 0 2009
8,727,963 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence 0 2009
8,380,312 Multi-zone stimulation implant system and method 0 2010
8,753,260 Prolapse repair 0 2011
8,808,162 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
8,777,837 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic 0 2013
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (5)
8,123,671 Pelvic implant systems and methods 3 2006
8,480,559 Urethral support system 2 2007
8,206,280 Adjustable tissue support member 3 2008
8,845,512 Sling anchor system 0 2012
8,574,149 Adjustable tissue support member 1 2012
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (3)
8,371,307 Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring 0 2007
8,096,303 Airway implants and methods and devices for insertion and retrieval 5 2007
8,757,163 Airway implants and methods and devices for insertion and retrieval 0 2012
 
Colorplast A/S (1)
8,821,369 Method for soft tissue anchoring with introducer 0 2011
 
COOPERSURGICAL, INC. (1)
8,840,077 Table-mounted surgical instrument stabilizers 0 2012
 
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GENERIC MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
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ISUTURING, LLC (1)
8,465,504 Devices and methods for continuous surgical suturing 0 2011
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8,876,693 Device and method for vaginal sacrocolpopexy 0 2010
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