Prolapse repair

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United States of America Patent

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7347812

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20050065395A1

SERIAL NO

10804718

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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, MN224

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mellier, Georges Lyons, FR 15 1035

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5256133 Device for correcting stress urinary incontinence 231 1991
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5362294 Sling for positioning internal organ during laparoscopic surgery and method of use 357 1992
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5328077 Method and apparatus for treating female urinary incontinence 346 1992
5520703 Laparoscopic deschamp and associated suturing technique 114 1993
5571139 Bidirectional suture anchor 393 1995
6068591 Pubo-urethral support harness apparatus for percutaneous treatment of female stress urinary incontinence 183 1998
6071290 Surgical clip set 105 1998
6010447 Bladder sling 209 1998
6117067 Device for the height-adjustable fixing and support of internal anatomical organs 258 1998
6030393 Needle and procedure for relieving urinary incontinence 226 1998
6367353 Multipurpose screw 20 1999
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6306079 Mesh pubovaginal sling 215 1999
6663633 Helical orthopedic fixation and reduction device, insertion system, and associated methods 129 2000
2001/0049,467 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 184 2001
2002/0128,670 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 170 2001
 
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5840011 Implant for suspension of the urinary bladder in cases of incontinence of urine in women 230 1996
5899909 Surgical instrument for treating female urinary incontinence 438 1997
5935138 Spiral needle for endoscopic surgery 111 1997
5904696 Spiral surgical tack 175 1997
6273852 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 401 2000
6475139 Visually-directed surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 217 2000
2002/0165,566 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 42 2002
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION SOCIETE ANONYME (1)
6478727 Percutaneous device and method for treating urinary stress incontinence in women using a sub-urethral tape 233 2001
 
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (3)
6406480 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 152 1999
6582443 Apparatus and methods for enhancing the functional longevity and for facilitating the implantation of medical devices 167 2000
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SEEDHOM, BAHAA BOTROS (1)
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CENTUM RESEARCH LLC (1)
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5520700 Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing 785 1993
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6334446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 257 1999
6328744 Bone suturing device 185 1999
2002/0147,382 Surgical articles and methods 220 2001
 
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5123428 Laparoscopically implanting bladder control apparatus 235 1991
 
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6482214 Intravascular seal with mesh reinforcement and method for using same 116 2000
 
DE LIEGE, UNIVERSITE (1)
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MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. (1)
5944732 Subcutaneous tunnelling device and methods of forming a subcutaneous tunnel 257 1997
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (1)
2003/0199,732 Method for treating urinary incontinence in women and implantable device intended to correct urinary incontinence 90 2003
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (1)
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CONSERT, LLC (2)
6042536 Bladder sling 238 1998
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5544664 Method of advancing a suture through tissue 218 1994
5860425 Bladder neck suspension procedure 289 1996
5836314 Surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence 214 1996
5836315 Method of tensioning a suspended tissue mass 256 1996
6042534 Stabilization sling for use in minimally invasive pelvic surgery 375 1998
6048351 Transvaginal suturing system 418 1998
6382214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 268 1999
6502578 Method and apparatus for correction for gynecological pathologies including treatment of female cystocele 179 2000
2002/0151,909 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 167 2002
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
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5383904 Stiffened surgical device 327 1992
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5562689 Apparatus and method for applying and adjusting an anchoring device 440 1995
 
DACOMED CORPORATION (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (3)
8371307 Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring 1 2007
8096303 Airway implants and methods and devices for insertion and retrieval 8 2007
8757163 Airway implants and methods and devices for insertion and retrieval 0 2012
 
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8876693 Device and method for vaginal sacrocolpopexy 0 2010
9572648 Implantable slings and anchor systems 0 2011
 
COOPERSURGICAL, INC. (2)
8840077 Table-mounted surgical instrument stabilizers 0 2012
8960622 Table-mounted surgical instrument stabilizers 1 2014
 
COLOPLAST A/S (40)
8167785 Urethral support system 24 2008
* 2008/0200,751 Urethral support system 59 2008
8709471 Medicament delivery device and a method of medicament delivery 7 2008
8585578 Implantable devices, tools and methods for anatomical support 0 2009
* 2010/0198,003 IMPLANTABLE DEVICES, TOOLS AND METHODS FOR ANATOMICAL SUPPORT 19 2009
8469875 Method and device for treating urinary incontinence 2 2009
* 2010/0056,856 METHOD FOR TREATING URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN AND IMPLANTABLE DEVICE INTENDED TO CORRECT URINARY INCONTINENCE 44 2009
8007430 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 39 2010
8215310 Implant for treatment of vaginal and/or uterine prolapse 30 2011
8920308 Surgical implant with anchor introducer channel 0 2011
8911347 System and method for treating urinary incontinence 0 2011
8574148 System for introducing soft tissue anchors 18 2011
8512223 Pelvic implant with selective locking anchor 18 2011
8454492 Absorbable anchor and method for mounting mesh to tissue 21 2011
8449450 Pass through introducer and sling 21 2011
8273011 Adjustable surgical implant and method for treating urinary incontinence 24 2011
8162818 Adjustable surgical implant for pelvic anatomy 24 2011
* 2011/0237,874 ADJUSTABLE SURGICAL IMPLANT AND METHOD FOR TREATING URINARY INCONTINENCE 34 2011
8888678 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2011
8852075 Pelvic implant systems and methods with expandable anchors 7 2011
8932202 Incontinence implant with soft tissue anchors and length not allowing abdominal wall penetration 0 2011
8801596 Sling with support and suspending members formed from same polymer 7 2011
8128554 System for introducing a pelvic implant 28 2011
8118727 Method for supporting pelvic anatomy 24 2011
8182412 Pelvic implant with fibrous anchor 27 2011
8182413 Method for fibrous anchoring of a pelvic support 31 2011
8123673 Adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 24 2011
8118728 Method for implanting an adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence 24 2011
8920304 Method and device for treating urinary incontinence 0 2011
8469877 System for introducing a pelvic implant 24 2012
8668635 Pelvic implant with suspending system 17 2012
9060838 Tissue supported implantable device 0 2012
9089396 Urinary incontinence treatment and devices 0 2013
8821370 Device, system and methods for introducing soft tissue anchors 7 2013
9089394 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2014
9370363 Anchor assembly for an implantable, pelvic support device 0 2014
9186489 Implantable delivery device system for delivery of a medicament to a bladder 1 2014
9113992 Apparatus and method for treating urinary incontinence 0 2014
9345867 Device implantable in tissue of a prostate gland or a bladder 1 2015
9555168 System for delivery of medication in treatment of disorders of the pelvis 0 2016
 
DaVinci Biomedical Research Products, Inc. (1)
8449512 Stoma stabilitating device and method 2 2010
 
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (58)
* 7988615 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 7 2005
* 2006/0063,968 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 14 2005
8535217 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2006
9084664 Method and articles for treatment of stress urinary incontinence 0 2007
* 2010/0010,631 Method and articles for treatment of stress urinary incontinence 60 2007
8834350 Surgical implants, tools, and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
* 2011/0112,357 SURGICAL IMPLANTS, TOOLS, AND METHODS FOR TREATING PELVIC CONDITIONS 23 2007
8628463 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2007
8460169 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 1 2007
* 2010/0261,950 Adjustable Tension Incontinence Sling Assemblies 33 2007
8932201 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
* 2010/0261,952 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 30 2007
8517914 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 1 2007
8388514 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
* 2011/0034,759 SURGICAL ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR TREATING PELVIC CONDITIONS 47 2007
* 8038594 Prolapse repair 1 2008
* 2008/0119,863 Prolapse Repair 6 2008
D607936 Anatomic female pelvic model 1 2008
8597173 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 0 2008
* 2010/0261,955 PELVIC FLOOR TREATMENTS AND RELATED TOOLS AND IMPLANTS 17 2008
8708885 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 1 2008
8951185 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2009
* 2009/0240,104 Surgical Articles and Methods for Treating Pelvic Conditions 8 2009
8109866 Method and apparatus for prolapse repair 1 2009
* 2009/0259,094 Method and Apparatus for Prolapse Repair 13 2009
8944990 Surgical needle and anchor system with retractable features 2 2009
* 2010/0105,979 Surgical Needle and Anchor System with Retractable Features 10 2009
9060836 Patterned implant and method 2 2010
* 2011/0144,417 Patterned Implant and Method 5 2010
9060837 Patterned sling implant and method 0 2010
* 2011/0124,956 Patterned Sling Implant and Method 37 2010
9364308 Implant systems with tensioning feedback 0 2010
9345473 Implantable sling systems and methods 0 2010
8380312 Multi-zone stimulation implant system and method 0 2010
9393091 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
* 8753260 Prolapse repair 1 2011
* 2012/0010,457 Prolapse Repair 0 2011
9017243 Minimally invasive implant and method 0 2011
9089393 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9492259 Expandable implant system 0 2012
9510825 Tools and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9351723 Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9414903 Pelvic implant system and method 0 2012
9492191 Tools and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9149351 Apparatus and method for repairing vaginal reconstruction 0 2012
8777837 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic 1 2013
9192458 Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions 0 2013
9060839 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2013
9375302 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2014
9333065 Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants 0 2014
* 9339366 Prolapse repair 0 2014
9179992 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2014
D746462 Surgical indicators 0 2014
9283064 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2015
 
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8864650 Methods and apparatus for securing a urethral sling to a pubic bone 0 2006
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8070672 Needle design for male transobturator sling 2 2008
* 2009/0023,978 Needle design for male transobturator sling 6 2008
8727963 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence 3 2009
* 2010/0030,016 Methods and Implants for Treating Urinary Incontinence 9 2009
9226809 Surgical articles and methods for treating urinary incontinence 0 2010
9381076 Surgical articles and methods 0 2011
9125717 Implant tension adjustment system and method 0 2011
9445881 Surgical articles and methods 0 2011
9549799 Surgical kit for securing an implantable sling in a pubic region 0 2013
9022922 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence 0 2014
 
Colorplast A/S (1)
8821369 Method for soft tissue anchoring with introducer 7 2011
 
iSuturing, LLC (2)
8465504 Devices and methods for continuous surgical suturing 0 2011
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8123671 Pelvic implant systems and methods 4 2006
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8480559 Urethral support system 2 2007
8206280 Adjustable tissue support member 3 2008
8845512 Sling anchor system 0 2012
9005222 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 3 2012
8574149 Adjustable tissue support member 3 2012
9532862 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 0 2014
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AMS RESEARCH, LLC (1)
8808162 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 1 2012
 
GENERIC MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
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