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, MN374

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mellier, Georges Lyons, FR 18 410

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5,972,000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 179 1996
6,334,446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 161 1999
6,382,214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 157 1999
6,406,480 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 82 1999
6,328,744 Bone suturing device 102 1999
6,502,578 Method and apparatus for correction for gynecological pathologies including treatment of female cystocele 91 2000
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2002/0147,382 Surgical articles and methods 119 2001
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5,935,138 Spiral needle for endoscopic surgery 69 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 97 1997
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6,475,139 Visually-directed surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 136 2000
2002/0165,566 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 31 2002
 
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6,048,351 Transvaginal suturing system 256 1998
2002/0151,909 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 90 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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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (1)
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6,071,290 Surgical clip set 62 1998
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6,367,353 Multipurpose screw 16 1999
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COLOPLAST A/S (19)
8,167,785 Urethral support system 6 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 19 2010
8,215,310 Implant for treatment of vaginal and/or uterine prolapse 6 2011
8,574,148 System for introducing soft tissue anchors 0 2011
8,512,223 Pelvic implant with selective locking anchor 0 2011
8,454,492 Absorbable anchor and method for mounting mesh to tissue 1 2011
8,449,450 Pass through introducer and sling 1 2011
8,273,011 Adjustable surgical implant and method for treating urinary incontinence 3 2011
8,162,818 Adjustable surgical implant for pelvic anatomy 6 2011
8,128,554 System for introducing a pelvic implant 7 2011
8,118,727 Method for supporting pelvic anatomy 6 2011
8,182,412 Pelvic implant with fibrous anchor 6 2011
8,182,413 Method for fibrous anchoring of a pelvic support 7 2011
8,123,673 Adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 6 2011
8,118,728 Method for implanting an adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 6 2011
8,469,877 System for introducing a pelvic implant 1 2012
8,668,635 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2012
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (12)
7,988,615 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 6 2005
8,535,217 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2006
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 0 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
8,109,866 Method and apparatus for prolapse repair 0 2009
8,380,312 Multi-zone stimulation implant system and method 0 2010
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (4)
8,123,671 Pelvic implant systems and methods 2 2006
8,480,559 Urethral support system 1 2007
8,206,280 Adjustable tissue support member 2 2008
8,574,149 Adjustable tissue support member 0 2012
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (2)
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 2 2007
 
DAVINCI BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
8,449,512 Stoma stabilitating device and method 0 2010
 
GENERIC MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
D595408 Handle for use with medical instruments 0 2008
 
ISUTURING, LLC (1)
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