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8137261 Device for the treatment of obesity  
A device for the treatment of obesity includes at least one first and one second band each with closure means for closing the particular band to form a ring. The first band is connected or is...
8128554 System for introducing a pelvic implant  
A system for supporting an anatomical structure of the pelvis includes a surgical implant for providing support to the anatomical structure of the pelvis. The surgical implant includes a first...
8127768 Apparatus for the treatment of feminine pelvic organ prolapse  
An apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse, comprising a main body adapted to provide pelvic organ support when inserted into a vagina; and, an applicator for inserting the main body into a...
8128553 Method and apparatus for external stabilization of the heart  
The present disclosure is directed to an external cardiac basal annuloplasty system (ECBAS or BACE-System: basal annuloplasty of the cardia externally) and methods for treatment of regurgitation of...
8123673 Adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence  
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...
8123671 Pelvic implant systems and methods  
Systems and methods for implanting pelvic implants (10) In one embodiment, an anterior implant (10) has multiple arms (14, 16, 18, 20) that extend outwardly from a body portion (12) of the implant...
8118727 Method for supporting pelvic anatomy  
A method for providing support to an anatomical structure of the pelvis includes making a vaginal incision for securing a support portion under a urethra of a patient, passing a narrowed portion of...
8118728 Method for implanting an adjustable surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence  
A method of treating urinary incontinence of a patient by introducing a surgical implant through a vaginal incision. The surgical implant includes a suburethral support having first and second...
8114009 Coronary artery bypass grafting device  
A coronary artery bypass grafting device includes a plurality of attachment members each having: a flexible tube (102); a suction cup portion (101) provided in a tip end side of the flexible tube...
8114010 Gastric restrictor assembly and method of use  
A gastric restrictor assembly for positioning within the digestive tract, e.g., stomach, of a patient to treat obesity is disclosed. The gastric restrictor assembly includes an attachment mechanism...
8109867 Tubular mesh for sacrocolpopexy and related procedures  
A sacrocolpopexy mesh that includes lateral support to improve vaginal contact during colpopexy and to prevent slipping.
8109866 Method and apparatus for prolapse repair  
A pelvic implant having a central support portion, and a plurality of extension members, is provided. The extension members can be positioned or extend from the central support portion in opposing...
8109868 Cardiac support device  
A highly compliant and elastic cardiac support device is provided. The device is constructed from a biocompatible material is applied to an external surface of a heart. The device can be used to...
8100820 Implantable device for treatment of ventricular dilation  
A device and method for reducing ventricular dilation by placing one or more cardiac bridges into vessels extending along a length of the ventricle. Each cardiac bridge preferably includes a pair...
8100821 Low friction delivery tool for a cardiac support device  
A delivery device for efficiently delivering a cardiac support device of the type having a jacket. The device includes a body, a deployment mechanism and an actuating mechanism. The deployment...
8097007 Self-anchoring sling and introducer system  
A system for supporting the urethra using an introducer needle, the ends of which are flattened and which have openings therethrough, a handle having a latch mechanism which engages the opening in...
8092474 Methods and devices for placement of an intra-abdominal or intra-thoracic appliance through a natural body orifice  
Natural orifice transenteric surgical methods and devices for placing a band or other appliance around a hollow bodily organ such as the stomach. In one alternative embodiment, such a band is...
8092367 Method for external stabilization of the base of the heart  
The present disclosure is directed to an external cardiac basal annuloplasty system (ECBAS or BACE-System: basal annuloplasty of the cardia externally) and methods for treatment of regurgitation of...
8092368 Methods and devices for cardiac surgery  
Methods for performing minimally invasive heart surgery include accessing a heart of a patient through a first incision on the left thorax of the patient, contacting the heart through the incision...
8092369 Organ manipulator having suction member supported with freedom to move relative to its support  
An organ manipulator including at least one suction member or adhesive disk mounted to a joint providing freedom of movement of the at least one suction member or adhesive disk relative to its...
8083665 Pressure sensors for gastric band and adjacent tissue  
An apparatus for providing a restriction and sensing an associated operational parameter, comprises a restriction device and a sensing device. The restriction device is configured to be secured...
8083664 Surgical stabilizers and methods for use in reduced-access surgical sites  
Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue within a patient's body. Such a device is adapted to assume a reduced configuration and an operating configuration. The device assumes the reduced...
8070768 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity  
Implantable devices, instruments, kits and methods for treatment of obesity. One or more devices can be implanted adjacent to or in contact with the stomach to occupy a space to prevent the stomach...
8070673 Devices and methods to treat a patient  
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for implantation into the walls of an organ such as the stomach. Deformable or inflatable anchors with a connector between are used to pull the walls of the...
8066780 Methods for gastric volume control  
A gastric balloon includes a scaffold structure, one or more internal inflatable compartments within the scaffold structure, and one or more inflatable bladders formed over the space-filling...
8066629 Apparatus for adjustment and sensing of gastric band pressure  
An apparatus is operable to communicate fluid. An exemplary apparatus comprises a housing and a fluid reservoir within the housing. An actuator is operationally engaged with the fluid reservoir....
8062207 Intra-gastric fastening devices  
Intra-gastric fastening devices are disclosed herein. Expandable devices that are inserted into the stomach of the patient are maintained within by anchoring or otherwise fixing the expandable...
8062205 Drug elution for implantable incontinence devices  
An implantable incontinence device and method provides for occluding the urethra in preventing urine leakage. The device includes an occluding member connected to a control mechanism. The occluding...
8057384 Methods and devices for reducing hollow organ volume  
Methods and devices for providing a minimally-invasive placement of a mechanical structure for reducing the volume of a hollow body organ. Intragastric bands may be secured within the hollow body...
8052697 Clamp device to plicate the stomach  
A medical device for clamping the stomach in morbid obesity surgery consists of a silicone frame that is essentially U-shaped, having opposing legs self-hinged to a bight portion interconnecting...
8052592 Methods and devices for tissue grasping and assessment  
Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing...
8047982 Mesh tape with wing-like extensions for treating female urinary incontinence  
A urethra support having an elongated mesh tape portion and a mesh extension affixed to the tape portion transverse thereto. In accordance with a method of the invention, the urethra support is...
8047983 Surgical system for supporting pelvic anatomy  
The present invention provides a surgical implant and method for supporting the urethra, the implant comprising a suburethral support suspended between two soft tissue anchors that do not penetrate...
8047981 Medical slings  
A sling including a material having a plurality of edges. At least one of the edges of the material has a pattern of projections.
8043205 Snap fit sling anchor system  
The invention provides, in various embodiments, systems, devices and methods relating to employing soft tissue anchors in combination with an implantable sling to treat urinary incontinence.
8043368 Methods and apparatus for atrioventricular valve repair  
Methods and apparatus for use in repairing an atrioventricular valve in a patient are provided. The methods comprise accessing the patient's atrioventricular valve percutaneously, securing a...
8043204 Transobturator surgical articles and methods  
Surgical articles, implants and components suitable for a transobturator surgical procedure are described.
8043206 Self-regulating gastric band with pressure data processing  
A self-regulating gastric band apparatus for adjusting stoma size is disclosed. The apparatus includes an adjustable gastric band that has an expandable portion containing a volume of fluid. A band...
8038595 Devices and methods for tissue transplant and regeneration  
Devices and methods for transplanting tissue for the purpose of regeneration, for treating a patient having injured myocardial tissue, and/or for improving cardiac function through cell regrowth....
8034063 Methods and systems for treating hiatal hernias  
The present invention relates generally to medical methods and systems used to restore the angle of His and treat hiatal hernias and other conditions of the lower esophagus. More particularly, the...
8033983 Medical implant  
Devices and methods for delivering and placing a surgical sling without resorting to an abdominal incision are disclosed.
8034062 Methods and devices for placement of an intra-abdominal or intra-thoracic appliance through a natural body orifice  
Natural orifice transenteric surgical methods and devices for placing a semi-circumferential appliance around a hollow bodily organ such as the stomach. In one alternative embodiment, such an...
8033982 Systems, devices and methods relating to a shape resilient sling-like support for treating urinary incontinence  
The invention, in one embodiment, is directed to systems, devices and methods for supporting an anatomical location using a self-supporting implantable device without a need for an anchor.
8029434 Device for the prevention of incontinence, especially urinary incontinence  
The invention relates to a device for the prevention of incontinence, especially urinary incontinence, with an expandable balloon (3) that is connected to at least one fluid conduit (6) by means of...
8025619 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant to an anatomical location in a patient  
A surgical device for use in a minimally invasive procedure to treat urinary incontinence can include a dilator coupled to a curved needle at one end and a sling at the opposite end. Urinary...
8025620 Methods and devices for stabilizing tissue  
Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed....
8016743 System for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence  
The inventive system includes an elongated band, which includes a urethral area at a central part of the band, the band including a first set of holes, one of the first set of holes located on one...
8016744 External pressure-based gastric band adjustment system and method  
An external pressure sensing system may include an attachment for a syringe. The attachment may comprise a connector positioned between the barrel and the needle of the syringe. A pressure sensor...
8016745 Monitoring of a food intake restriction device  
An implantable restriction device is configured to provide a restriction in a patient as a function of the pressure of fluid. The implantable restriction device includes one or more pressure...
8007430 Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence  
The present invention provides a surgical implant and method for supporting the urethra, the implant comprising a suburethral support suspended between two soft tissue anchors that do not penetrate...