Adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8123673
APP PUB NO 20110237869A1
SERIAL NO

13165525

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A surgical implant for treating female urinary incontinence. The implant comprises an elongate polymer material suburethral support having a length and a width, first and second elongate and porous polymer material suspending members having a length and a width extending from opposite ends of the suburethral support, and first and second polymer tissue anchors having conical tips and wings on the first and second suspending members. The width of the suspending members is less than the width of the suburethral support. The length of the second suspending member between the suburethral support and the second anchor is adjustable.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COLOPLAST A/SHUMLEBAEK, DK598

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Browning, James Glasgow, GB 68 2775

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (31)
4441497 Universal suture passer 167 1982
4646731 Self adhesive suture and bandage 157 1985
4775380 Surgical replacement of ligaments 246 1986
4865031 Fabric and method of use for treatment of scars 140 1988
5256133 Device for correcting stress urinary incontinence 236 1991
5281237 Surgical stitching device and method of use 403 1992
5362294 Sling for positioning internal organ during laparoscopic surgery and method of use 374 1992
5337736 Method of using a laparoscopic retractor 298 1992
5328077 Method and apparatus for treating female urinary incontinence 362 1992
5507796 Method of suspending a pelvic organ and instrument for performing the method 107 1994
5571139 Bidirectional suture anchor 422 1995
5647836 Method and means for treating female urinary incontinence 197 1995
6068591 Pubo-urethral support harness apparatus for percutaneous treatment of female stress urinary incontinence 189 1998
6071290 Surgical clip set 109 1998
6159207 Protected ablation method and apparatus 113 1998
6010447 Bladder sling 216 1998
6117067 Device for the height-adjustable fixing and support of internal anatomical organs 268 1998
6030393 Needle and procedure for relieving urinary incontinence 231 1998
6231496 Medical treatment method 96 1999
6355065 Implantable support apparatus and method of using same 73 1999
6221005 Pubo-urethral support harness apparatus for percutaneous treatment of female stress urinary incontinence with urethal hypemobility 211 1999
6599318 Implantable support apparatus and method of using same 72 1999
6306079 Mesh pubovaginal sling 226 1999
6506190 Tissue anchor system 434 2000
2001/0049,467 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 192 2001
2002/0128,670 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 177 2001
2002/0042,658 Hernia repair mesh prosthesis, and method of using same 72 2001
2007/0059,199 Process for material treatment 35 2004
8016743 System for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence 36 2008
2010/0113,869 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ANTERIOR PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE 36 2009
2010/0198,002 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR TREATING FEMALE URINARY STRESS INCONTINENCE 42 2010
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (4)
4633873 Surgical repair mesh 292 1984
4655221 Method of using a surgical repair mesh 309 1985
7094199 Ivs obturator instrument and procedure 59 2003
7288063 IVS obturator instrument and procedure 95 2006
 
NICOLIA, JOSEPH (1)
2004/0118,056 Wedge-lock building blocks 2 2002
 
VANCE PRODUCTS INCORPORATED (1)
5053043 Suture guide and method of placing sutures through a severed duct 192 1990
 
Spielberg; Theodore E. (1)
6048306 Non-invasive dual acting urological press for the prevention of female incontinence 69 1998
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5628756 Knotted cable attachment apparatus formed of braided polymeric fibers 548 1996
 
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE LIÈGE (1)
7611454 Surgical procedure for the treatment of female urinary incontinence: tension-free inside-out transobturator urethral suspension 77 2004
 
Von Wielligh, Adam Jacobus (1)
6786861 Distensible sling for urinary incontinence 74 2001
 
Cogent Limited (1)
5697978 Prosthetic element for the treatment of inguinal hernias, in particular by the celioscopic route 100 1995
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5954057 Soft tissue suspension clip, clip assembly, emplacement tool and method 223 1998
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
7815662 Surgical suture anchors and deployment device 74 2007
 
INFLUENT, LTD. (1)
5988171 Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring 261 1997
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (8)
5919232 Prosthetic fabric 179 1997
6406423 Method for surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and device for carrying out said method 251 2000
6443964 Three-dimensional open-worked prosthetic fabric 97 2000
6408656 Isoelastic prosthetic filet stitch fabric 119 2001
6575897 Suspension device for treating prolapse and urinary incontinence 155 2001
6695855 Device for treating a prolapse by vaginal suspension 106 2001
2003/0036,676 Percutaneous device and method for treating urinary stress incontinence in women using a sub-urethral tape 158 2002
7290410 Disassemble covering 39 2006
 
ETHICON, INC. (22)
5259835 Wound closure means and method using flowable adhesive 270 1991
5188636 Purse string suture instrument 296 1992
5486197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 572 1994
5669935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 333 1995
5840011 Implant for suspension of the urinary bladder in cases of incontinence of urine in women 241 1996
5899909 Surgical instrument for treating female urinary incontinence 451 1997
6491703 Surgical instrument for treating female urinary incontinence 202 1998
6287316 Knitted surgical mesh 536 1999
6273852 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 424 2000
6475139 Visually-directed surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 221 2000
6494887 Surgical instrument 100 2000
6638284 Knitted surgical mesh 170 2000
6599323 Reinforced tissue implants and methods of manufacture and use 261 2000
6596001 Aiming device for surgical instrument and method for use for treating female urinary incontinence 140 2001
6638210 Surgical apparatus and methods for delivery of a sling in the treatment of female urinary incontinence 196 2001
6932759 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 123 2002
7112210 Surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary incontinence 97 2003
2006/0130,848 Method of surgical repair of vagina damaged by pelvic organ prolapse and prosthetic materials and devices suitable for use therein 54 2003
7297102 Minimally invasive medical implant and insertion device and method for using the same 123 2005
7628156 Adjustable vaginal splint for pelvic floor support 45 2005
7673631 Adjustable vaginal splint for pelvic floor support 44 2006
7601118 Minimally invasive medical implant and insertion device and method for using the same 102 2007
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION SOCIETE ANONYME (1)
6478727 Percutaneous device and method for treating urinary stress incontinence in women using a sub-urethral tape 246 2001
 
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (14)
6406480 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 156 1999
6292700 Endopelvic fascia treatment for incontinence 122 1999
6612977 Sling delivery system and method of use 286 2001
6652450 Implantable article and method for treating urinary incontinence using means for repositioning the implantable article 318 2001
6592515 Implantable article and method 169 2001
6702827 Sling adjustment and tensioning accessory 134 2001
7070556 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 212 2002
6911003 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 282 2003
6884212 Implantable article and method 125 2003
7112171 Sling assembly with secure and convenient attachment 91 2003
7347812 Prolapse repair 117 2004
7500945 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse 127 2004
7517313 Implantable article and method 71 2004
2005/0240,076 Implantable article and method 63 2005
 
GAYLORD CONTAINER CORPORATION (1)
4304353 Container with latching structure 38 1980
 
Surgical Invent AB (1)
5207694 Method for performing a surgical occlusion, and kit and applicator for carrying out the method 190 1992
 
CENTUM RESEARCH LLC (1)
6168611 Suturing needle assemblies and methods of use thereof 137 1999
 
InterVascular, Inc. (1)
5456711 Warp knitted carotid patch having finished selvedged edges 117 1993
 
JAMES, LARRY W. (1)
2002/0083,949 Female incontinence control device 85 2001
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (11)
4938760 Female suspension procedure 233 1989
5520700 Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing 866 1993
5807403 Medical anchor device with suture thread and method for implantation into bone 373 1996
5972000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 299 1996
6334446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 263 1999
6478791 Tuck and fold fascia shortening for incontinence 92 1999
6328744 Bone suturing device 192 1999
2002/0147,382 Surgical articles and methods 233 2001
2002/0161,382 Implant inserted without bone anchors 261 2002
2003/0176,875 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 159 2003
2010/0298,630 PELVIC FLOOR TREATMENTS AND RELATED TOOLS AND IMPLANTS 47 2008
 
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
4857041 Urinary incontinence prostheses 180 1987
 
GENERAL MILLS HOLDINGS II, LLC (1)
6039686 System and a method for the long term cure of recurrent urinary female incontinence 265 1998
 
MOSS TUBES, INC. (1)
5085661 Surgical fastener implantation device 522 1990
 
TORNIER, INC. (1)
6106545 Suture tensioning and fixation device 372 1998
 
R. J. AND J. A. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6042583 Bone anchor-insertion tool and surgical method employing same 157 1996
 
GYNE IDEAS LIMITED (1)
2006/0058,578 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 118 2003
 
Applied Elastomerics, Inc. (1)
5633286 Gelatinous elastomer articles 220 1994
 
BIONX IMPLANTS OY (1)
6319264 Hernia mesh 146 1998
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
4509516 Ligament tunneling instrument 279 1983
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
2004/0243,166 Surgical instrument for placing a urinary incontinence pad in the lower abdomen of patients 65 2004
 
Zedlani Pty. Limited (2)
4920986 Urinary incontinence device 183 1987
5386836 Urinary incontinence device 164 1993
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5645568 Expandable body suture 276 1995
 
COLOPLAST A/S (39)
6638211 Method for treating urinary incontinence in women and implantable device intended to correct urinary incontinence 196 2002
7594921 Surgical implant 149 2002
2004/0249,397 Method and implant for curing cystocele 91 2004
2004/0249,473 Implant for treating rectocele and a device for putting said implant into place 100 2004
2004/0172,048 Surgical implant 177 2004
7621864 Method for treating urinary incontinence in women and implantable device intended to correct urinary incontinence 76 2005
7975698 Implant for treatment of vaginal and/or uterine prolapse 38 2005
2008/0196,729 Implant for Treatment of Vaginal and/or Uterine Prolapse 62 2005
2005/0278,037 Implant for the treatment of cystocele and rectocele 129 2005
7789821 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 85 2005
2006/0041,185 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 85 2005
2006/0205,995 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 91 2005
7559885 Implantable sling for the treatment of incontinence and method of using the same 53 2007
2011/0021,868 Tissue Repair Device 40 2007
2008/0200,751 Urethral support system 60 2008
2009/0123,522 Medicament Delivery Device and a Method of Medicament Delivery 49 2008
2010/0056,856 METHOD FOR TREATING URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN AND IMPLANTABLE DEVICE INTENDED TO CORRECT URINARY INCONTINENCE 44 2009
2010/0222,794 Surgical Implant 40 2009
8007430 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 39 2010
2010/0280,308 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE 40 2010
8047983 Surgical system for supporting pelvic anatomy 35 2011
2011/0201,872 IMPLANT FOR TREATMENT OF VAGINAL AND/OR UTERINE PROLAPSE 34 2011
2011/0230,705 METHOD FOR SOFT TISSUE ANCHORING WITH INTRODUCER 34 2011
2011/0230,708 ADJUSTABLE SURGICAL IMPLANT FOR PELVIC ANATOMY 34 2011
2011/0230,709 PASS THROUGH INTRODUCER AND SLING 34 2011
2011/0237,873 PELVIC IMPLANT WITH SELECTIVE LOCKING ANCHOR 34 2011
2011/0237,874 ADJUSTABLE SURGICAL IMPLANT AND METHOD FOR TREATING URINARY INCONTINENCE 34 2011
2011/0237,875 SURGICAL IMPLANT WITH ANCHOR INTRODUCER CHANNEL 34 2011
2011/0237,876 METHOD FOR IMPLANTING WITH AN ANCHOR INTRODUCER CHANNEL 34 2011
2011/0238,095 ABSORBABLE ANCHOR AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING MESH TO TISSUE 37 2011
2011/0237,877 PELVIC IMPLANT WITH SUSPENDING SYSTEM 35 2011
2011/0237,878 PELVIC IMPLANT SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH EXPANDABLE ANCHORS 38 2011
2011/0237,865 SLING WITH SUPPORT AND SUSPENDING MEMBERS FORMED FROM SAME POLYMER 34 2011
2011/0237,866 METHOD FOR SUPPORTING PELVIC ANATOMY 34 2011
2011/0237,867 SYSTEM FOR INTRODUCING A PELVIC IMPLANT 34 2011
2011/0245,594 INCONTINENCE IMPLANT WITH SOFT TISSUE ANCHORS AND LENGTH NOT ALLOWING ABDOMINAL WALL PENETRATION 34 2011
2011/0237,868 METHOD FOR FIBROUS ANCHORING OF A PELVIC SUPPORT 34 2011
2011/0237,879 PELVIC IMPLANT WITH FIBROUS ANCHOR 34 2011
2011/0237,870 METHOD FOR IMPLANTING AN ADJUSTABLE SURGICAL IMPLANT FOR TREATING URINARY INCONTINENCE 34 2011
 
DE LIEGE, UNIVERSITE (1)
7204802 Surgical procedure for the treatment of female urinary incontinence: tension-free inside-out transobturator urethral suspension 90 2003
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (2)
2002/0007,222 Method and apparatus for supporting a body organ 155 2001
2003/0199,732 Method for treating urinary incontinence in women and implantable device intended to correct urinary incontinence 92 2003
 
Gyneideas, Limited (1)
6960160 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence 146 2003
 
DAVOL, INC. (A C.R. BARD COMPANY) (2)
6652595 Method of repairing inguinal hernias 276 1998
6669735 Prosthesis for surgical treatment of hernia 293 2001
 
Deutsche Institute fuer Textil- und Faserforschung Stuttgart Stiftung des oeffentlichen Rechts (2)
6737371 Hernia implant, method for its manufacture and use in surgery 92 2000
2004/0029,478 Flat implant, method for its manufacture and use in surgery 63 2003
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5149329 Surgical suture carrier and method for urinary bladder neck suspension 312 1990
 
COMPAGNIE DE RECHERCHE EN COMPOSANTS, IMPLANTS DE MATERIELS POUR L'APPLICATION CLINIQUE (1)
2005/0277,806 Prosthetic implant for sub-urethral support, an instrument, an insertion kit, and a surgical method for implanting it 108 2004
 
Uromedica, Inc. (2)
7395822 Method and apparatus for adjustable sling for treatment of urinary stress incontinence 74 2000
2008/0167,518 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTABLE SLING FOR TREATMENT OF URINARY STRESS INCONTINENCE 40 2008
 
KYOWA HAKKO KIRIN CO., LTD. (1)
2007/0149,555 Prophylatic and/or therapeutic agents for chronic musculoskeletal pain 36 2005
 
ENDORECHERCHE, INC. (1)
5434146 Controlled release systems and low dose androgens 106 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5842478 Method of securing a bone anchor 258 1996
 
VESITEC, INC. (1)
5611515 Bladder neck suspension procedure 413 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (55)
5439467 Suture passer 275 1993
5544664 Method of advancing a suture through tissue 226 1994
5749884 Bone anchor implantation device and method 114 1994
5766221 Bone anchor implantation device 296 1995
5860425 Bladder neck suspension procedure 303 1996
5836314 Surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence 218 1996
5836315 Method of tensioning a suspended tissue mass 266 1996
6527802 Clad composite stent 105 1997
6056688 Device and method for transvaginally suspending the bladder neck 151 1997
6042534 Stabilization sling for use in minimally invasive pelvic surgery 394 1998
6048351 Transvaginal suturing system 445 1998
6077216 Device for transvaginally suspending the bladder neck 139 1998
6197036 Pelvic floor reconstruction 123 1998
6328686 Transvaginal system and method for treating female urinary incontinence 209 1999
6264676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 170 1999
6382214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 283 1999
6387041 Tack device 148 1999
6544273 Tack device with shield 142 2000
6599235 Transvaginal bone anchor implantation device 130 2000
6502578 Method and apparatus for correction for gynecological pathologies including treatment of female cystocele 188 2000
6582443 Apparatus and methods for enhancing the functional longevity and for facilitating the implantation of medical devices 178 2000
7527633 Methods and devices for the treatment of urinary incontinence 63 2001
2001/0053,916 Methods and devices for the treatment of urinary incontinence 110 2001
6755781 Medical slings 132 2001
7025063 Coated sling material 143 2001
6666817 Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them 122 2001
6641524 Sling system for treating incontinence 149 2001
6689047 Treating urinary incontinence 145 2001
6669706 Thin soft tissue surgical support mesh 126 2001
6575998 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 83 2001
6936052 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 146 2002
2002/0151,909 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 174 2002
6679896 Transvaginal suture spacer devices and methods of use 77 2002
6691711 Method for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of incontinence 162 2002
7070558 Medical slings 135 2003
2006/0089,524 Systems and methods for sling delivery and placement 112 2004
7686760 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 69 2005
2006/0089,525 Systems, methods and devices relating to implantable supportive slings 211 2005
2007/0015,953 Snap fit sling anchor system and related methods 104 2005
2007/0032,695 Systems, devices and methods relating to a shape resilient sling-like support for treating urinary incontinence 50 2005
7722528 Surgical implants and related methods and systems 87 2006
2007/0219,606 Heatable sling support for an anatomical location 48 2006
7740576 Articles, devices, and methods for pelvic surgery 94 2006
8016741 Systems, devices, and methods for sub-urethral support 37 2006
7981022 Medical slings 41 2006
2010/0256,442 Surgical Articles and Methods for Treating Pelvic Conditions 63 2007
2011/0124,954 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 61 2007
2011/0034,759 SURGICAL ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR TREATING PELVIC CONDITIONS 49 2007
2008/0161,837 Reinforced mesh for retropubic implants 57 2008
2010/0274,074 PELVIC FLOOR TREATMENTS AND RELATED TOOLS AND IMPLANTS 48 2008
2009/0171,377 MESHES OF VARIABLE CONSTRUCTION 61 2008
7927342 Methods and devices for the treatment of urinary incontinence 38 2009
2009/0287,229 Collapsible Tissue Anchor Device and Method 46 2009
2011/0124,956 Patterned Sling Implant and Method 41 2010
2011/0105,833 TRANSOBTURATOR METHODS FOR INSTALLING SLING TO TREAT INCONTINENCE, AND RELATED DEVICES 39 2011
 
R. LABORIE SURGICAL LTD. (1)
5013292 Surgical correction of female urinary stress incontinence and kit therefor 326 1989
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (6)
5368595 Implant assist apparatus 246 1990
5383904 Stiffened surgical device 345 1992
5403328 Surgical apparatus and method for suturing body tissue 391 1993
5507754 Apparatus and method for applying and adjusting an anchoring device 499 1993
5562689 Apparatus and method for applying and adjusting an anchoring device 457 1995
6190401 Device for applying a meniscal staple 342 1997
 
PROMEDON S.A. (1)
2004/0231,678 Adjustable autofixing sling for treatment of urinary incontinence 100 2004
 
UROPLASTY, INC. (1)
5934283 Pubovaginal sling device 242 1997
 
DACOMED CORPORATION (1)
5336239 Surgical needle 167 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6053935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 294 1996
 
SPECIALTIES REMEEX INTERNATIONAL, S.L. (1)
2008/0021,263 Implantable mechanical device that have the ability to apply traction to organs or anatomical tissues for its reposition during and after a surgical intervention 52 2006
 
ELMER'S PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
4444933 Adhesive cyanoacrylate compositions with reduced adhesion to skin 118 1982
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
5250033 Peel-away introducer sheath having proximal fitting 418 1992
2006/0264,698 Mesh implant 83 2006
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (2)
5112344 Surgical instrument and method of utilization of such 439 1991
5683349 Laparoscopic dissection tension retractor device and method 416 1995
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4632100 Suture anchor assembly 556 1985
 
Clinical Product Development Limited (1)
5549619 Medical/surgical devices 330 1993
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6245082 System for attaching a urethral sling to a suture 165 2000
 
Arcilius Consultadoria e Servicos Lda (1)
2001/0049,538 MESH PLUG KIT FOR THE INGUINAL BOX SURGICAL TECHNIQUE FOR HERNIOPLASTY 73 1999
 
SPRINGBOARD MEDICAL VENTURES, LLC (5)
6200330 Systems for securing sutures, grafts and soft tissue to bone and periosteum 587 1998
7326213 Systems for securing sutures, grafts and soft tissue to bone and periosteum 276 2000
7387634 System for securing sutures, grafts and soft tissue to bone and periosteum 95 2003
7410460 System for securing sutures, grafts and soft tissue to bone and periosteum 111 2003
2005/0004,576 System for securing sutures, grafts and soft tissue to bone and periosteum 148 2004
 
SEEDHOM, BAHAA BOTROS (1)
5209756 Ligament fixation staple 421 1991
 
Organogenesis, Inc. (1)
2002/0103,542 Methods for treating a patient using a bioengineered flat sheet graft prostheses 174 2001
 
PRODESCO, INC. (1)
6090116 Knitted surgical mesh 139 1999
 
Ethicon, GmbH (4)
6162962 Areal implant 104 1997
6530943 Surgical needle for implanting a tape 159 2000
7156858 Implant 124 2001
2004/0034,373 Flexible implant 63 2003
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2004/0249,240 Incontinence strip for treating urinary incontinence 92 2004
 
RadioMed Corporation (1)
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
 
BASIN MEDICAL, LLC (2)
6050937 Surgical tension/pressure monitor 168 1998
6302840 Surgical monitor 124 2000
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6031148 Implantable bioabsorbable article 200 1993
6352553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 242 1997
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (1)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
 
MARGER JOHNSON & MCCOLLOM, P.C. (1)
5123428 Laparoscopically implanting bladder control apparatus 242 1991
 
MPATHY MEDICAL DEVICES LIMITED (2)
2007/0020,311 Medicament delivery device and a method of medicament delivery 49 2004
2007/0032,881 Hernia prosthesis 72 2004
 
XOMED SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5522896 Biocompatible composite material 150 1994
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (1)
6494906 Stent fold clip 119 2000
 
Johnson & Johnson International (1)
2005/0107,805 Mini sub-urethral-cervical support 65 2004
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6482214 Intravascular seal with mesh reinforcement and method for using same 122 2000
 
T.A.G. MEDICAL PRODUCTS LTD. (1)
6673010 Biological vessel suspending assembly and systems and methods utilizing same 123 2001
 
GT UROLOGICAL, LLC (1)
6074341 Vessel occlusive apparatus and method 245 1998
 
MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. (1)
5944732 Subcutaneous tunnelling device and methods of forming a subcutaneous tunnel 284 1997
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4873976 Surgical fasteners and method 646 1984
 
EFMT ENTWICKLUNGS-UND FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR MIKROTHERAPIE GMBH (1)
2004/0249,373 Needle electrode 57 2004
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (1)
5720766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 241 1996
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (2)
5562685 Surgical instrument for placing suture or fasteners 255 1994
5816258 Bladder neck suspension method 125 1996
 
CONSERT, LLC (2)
6042536 Bladder sling 245 1998
6110101 Bladder sling 289 1999
 
NOVELLUS SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7140956 Work piece carrier with adjustable pressure zones and barriers and a method of planarizing a work piece 43 2005
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6418930 Anatomic incontinence pessary 105 2000
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5922026 Surgical method and prosthetic strip therefor 322 1997
 
COUSIN BIOTECH (1)
2010/0130,814 SUBURETHRAL HAMMOCK 43 2007
 
Mitek Surgical Products Div. of Ethicon, Inc. (1)
5904692 Needle assembly and method for passing suture 187 1997
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (9)
5413598 Vascular graft 181 1994
5695525 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 316 1995
5569273 Surgical mesh fabric 184 1995
6267772 Implantable prosthesis 390 1999
2002/0052,654 Prosthetic repair fabric 87 2001
2004/0144,395 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 131 2003
7614258 Prosthetic repair fabric 72 2006
2009/0221,868 SLING ANCHOR SYSTEM 109 2006
2009/0137,862 ADJUSTABLE TISSUE SUPPORT MEMBER 64 2008
 
DEXTERITY SURGICAL, INC. (3)
5591163 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethropexy 186 1995
5697931 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethopexy 175 1995
5997554 Surgical template and surgical method employing same 224 1997
 
ETHICON LLC (1)
5342376 Inserting device for a barbed tissue connector 668 1993
 
LA SOCIETE EVERGIN SA (1)
7229404 Surgical prosthesis-forming device used to implant an organ support in a mammal 91 2003
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (2)
5851229 Bioresorbable sealants for porous vascular grafts 112 1996
2004/0102,772 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive surgery using rotational cutting tool 30 2003
 
VERATHON, INC. (1)
6830052 Urethral support for incontinence 123 2001
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
5935122 Dual valve, flexible expandable sheath and method 232 1997
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLOPLAST A/S (21)
8709471 Medicament delivery device and a method of medicament delivery 7 2008
8920308 Surgical implant with anchor introducer channel 0 2011
8574148 System for introducing soft tissue anchors 18 2011
8512223 Pelvic implant with selective locking anchor 18 2011
8449450 Pass through introducer and sling 21 2011
8273011 Adjustable surgical implant and method for treating urinary incontinence 24 2011
* 2011/0237,875 SURGICAL IMPLANT WITH ANCHOR INTRODUCER CHANNEL 34 2011
8888678 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2011
8852075 Pelvic implant systems and methods with expandable anchors 7 2011
8801596 Sling with support and suspending members formed from same polymer 7 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
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
 
Colorplast A/S (1)
8821369 Method for soft tissue anchoring with introducer 7 2011
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (3)
9005222 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 3 2012
9532862 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 0 2014
9532861 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Aug 28, 2019
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Aug 28, 2023
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00