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, LLCMINNETONKA, MN122
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLCEDEN PRAIRIE, MN225

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mellier, Georges Lyons, FR 15 1011

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6,071,290 Surgical clip set 103 1998
6,010,447 Bladder sling 206 1998
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6,367,353 Multipurpose screw 20 1999
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6,306,079 Mesh pubovaginal sling 210 1999
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2001/0049,467 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 181 2001
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6,048,351 Transvaginal suturing system 411 1998
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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COOPERSURGICAL, INC. (2)
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COLOPLAST A/S (39)
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8,585,578 Implantable devices, tools and methods for anatomical support 0 2009
* 2010/0198,003 IMPLANTABLE DEVICES, TOOLS AND METHODS FOR ANATOMICAL SUPPORT 16 2009
8,469,875 Method and device for treating urinary incontinence 1 2009
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8,007,430 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 38 2010
8,215,310 Implant for treatment of vaginal and/or uterine prolapse 28 2011
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 17 2011
8,512,223 Pelvic implant with selective locking anchor 17 2011
8,454,492 Absorbable anchor and method for mounting mesh to tissue 20 2011
8,449,450 Pass through introducer and sling 20 2011
8,273,011 Adjustable surgical implant and method for treating urinary incontinence 23 2011
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8,888,678 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2011
8,852,075 Pelvic implant systems and methods with expandable anchors 6 2011
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8,128,554 System for introducing a pelvic implant 27 2011
8,118,727 Method for supporting pelvic anatomy 23 2011
8,182,412 Pelvic implant with fibrous anchor 26 2011
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8,123,673 Adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 23 2011
8,118,728 Method for implanting an adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 23 2011
8,920,304 Method and device for treating urinary incontinence 0 2011
8,469,877 System for introducing a pelvic implant 23 2012
8,668,635 Pelvic implant with suspending system 16 2012
9,060,838 Tissue supported implantable device 0 2012
9,089,396 Urinary incontinence treatment and devices 0 2013
8,821,370 Device, system and methods for introducing soft tissue anchors 6 2013
9,089,394 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2014
9,370,363 Anchor assembly for an implantable, pelvic support device 0 2014
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9,084,664 Method and articles for treatment of stress urinary incontinence 0 2007
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8,834,350 Surgical implants, tools, and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
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8,932,201 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
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* 2011/0034,759 SURGICAL ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR TREATING PELVIC CONDITIONS 46 2007
* 8,038,594 Prolapse repair 1 2008
* 2008/0119,863 Prolapse Repair 6 2008
D607936 Anatomic female pelvic model 1 2008
8,597,173 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 0 2008
* 2010/0261,955 PELVIC FLOOR TREATMENTS AND RELATED TOOLS AND IMPLANTS 17 2008
8,708,885 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 1 2008
8,951,185 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2009
* 2009/0240,104 Surgical Articles and Methods for Treating Pelvic Conditions 8 2009
8,109,866 Method and apparatus for prolapse repair 1 2009
* 2009/0259,094 Method and Apparatus for Prolapse Repair 13 2009
8,944,990 Surgical needle and anchor system with retractable features 2 2009
* 2010/0105,979 Surgical Needle and Anchor System with Retractable Features 10 2009
9,060,836 Patterned implant and method 2 2010
* 2011/0144,417 Patterned Implant and Method 4 2010
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9,364,308 Implant systems with tensioning feedback 0 2010
9,345,473 Implantable sling systems and methods 0 2010
8,380,312 Multi-zone stimulation implant system and method 0 2010
9,393,091 Suture-less tissue fixation for implantable device 0 2010
* 2011/0160,527 Suture-less Tissue Fixation for Implantable Device 1 2010
D736382 Surgical indicator with backers 0 2011
D721807 Surgical indicators 0 2011
D721175 Backers for surgical indicators 0 2011
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* 2012/0010,457 Prolapse Repair 0 2011
9,017,243 Minimally invasive implant and method 0 2011
9,089,393 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9,492,259 Expandable implant system 0 2012
9,510,825 Tools and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9,351,723 Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9,414,903 Pelvic implant system and method 0 2012
9,492,191 Tools and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9,149,351 Apparatus and method for repairing vaginal reconstruction 0 2012
8,777,837 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic 1 2013
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
9,375,302 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2014
9,333,065 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 0 2014
* 9,339,366 Prolapse repair 0 2014
9,179,992 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2014
D746462 Surgical indicators 0 2014
9,283,064 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2015
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (11)
8,864,650 Methods and apparatus for securing a urethral sling to a pubic bone 0 2006
* 2010/0168,505 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING A URETHRAL SLING TO A PUBIC BONE 18 2006
8,070,672 Needle design for male transobturator sling 2 2008
* 2009/0023,978 Needle design for male transobturator sling 6 2008
8,727,963 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence 3 2009
* 2010/0030,016 Methods and Implants for Treating Urinary Incontinence 9 2009
9,226,809 Surgical articles and methods for treating urinary incontinence 0 2010
9,381,076 Surgical articles and methods 0 2011
9,125,717 Implant tension adjustment system and method 0 2011
9,445,881 Surgical articles and methods 0 2011
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Colorplast A/S (1)
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8,845,512 Sling anchor system 0 2012
9,005,222 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 2 2012
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9,532,862 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 0 2014
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AMS RESEARCH, LLC (1)
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GENERIC MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
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