US Patent No: 8,123,673

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Adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence

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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.

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COLOPLAST A/SHUMLEBAEK, DK412

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Browning, James - 95 1467

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2011/0230,709 PASS THROUGH INTRODUCER AND SLING 21 2011
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2011/0237,875 SURGICAL IMPLANT WITH ANCHOR INTRODUCER CHANNEL 22 2011
2011/0237,876 METHOD FOR IMPLANTING WITH AN ANCHOR INTRODUCER CHANNEL 21 2011
2011/0238,095 ABSORBABLE ANCHOR AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING MESH TO TISSUE 21 2011
2011/0237,877 PELVIC IMPLANT WITH SUSPENDING SYSTEM 22 2011
2011/0237,878 PELVIC IMPLANT SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH EXPANDABLE ANCHORS 21 2011
2011/0237,865 SLING WITH SUPPORT AND SUSPENDING MEMBERS FORMED FROM SAME POLYMER 21 2011
2011/0237,866 METHOD FOR SUPPORTING PELVIC ANATOMY 21 2011
2011/0237,867 SYSTEM FOR INTRODUCING A PELVIC IMPLANT 21 2011
2011/0245,594 INCONTINENCE IMPLANT WITH SOFT TISSUE ANCHORS AND LENGTH NOT ALLOWING ABDOMINAL WALL PENETRATION 22 2011
2011/0237,868 METHOD FOR FIBROUS ANCHORING OF A PELVIC SUPPORT 21 2011
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COLOPLAST A/S (11)
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8,574,148 System for introducing soft tissue anchors 5 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 0 2011
8,801,596 Sling with support and suspending members formed from same polymer 0 2011
8,469,877 System for introducing a pelvic implant 8 2012
8,668,635 Pelvic implant with suspending system 4 2012
8,821,370 Device, system and methods for introducing soft tissue anchors 0 2013
 
Colorplast A/S (1)
8,821,369 Method for soft tissue anchoring with introducer 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 Aug 28, 2015
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 - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
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