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, DK450

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Browning, James Glasgow, GB 60 991

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8,574,148 System for introducing soft tissue anchors 13 2011
8,512,223 Pelvic implant with selective locking anchor 13 2011
8,449,450 Pass through introducer and sling 16 2011
8,273,011 Adjustable surgical implant and method for treating urinary incontinence 18 2011
8,888,678 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2011
8,852,075 Pelvic implant systems and methods with expandable anchors 3 2011
8,801,596 Sling with support and suspending members formed from same polymer 3 2011
8,920,304 Method and device for treating urinary incontinence 0 2011
9,005,222 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system 0 2012
8,469,877 System for introducing a pelvic implant 16 2012
8,668,635 Pelvic implant with suspending system 12 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 3 2013
9,089,394 Pelvic implant with suspending system 0 2014
 
Colorplast A/S (1)
8,821,369 Method for soft tissue anchoring with introducer 3 2011
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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