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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...
8001974 Devices and methods for treatment of obesity  
Methods, devices, tools and assemblies for treating a patient to effect weight loss. One method embodiment involves passing a device including an expandable member in a collapsed configuration and...
8001976 Management systems for the surgically treated obese patient  
In one embodiment, a pressure sensing system is described which transmits data to a patient management system external to a patient. The pressure sensing system can rigidly couple to an implantable...
7998055 Male urethral prosthesis with tensioning member  
The present invention provides a urethral prosthesis including a first and a second arm that join to form a junction, and a stem that is also joined to the junction. The junction is adapted to...
7988617 Extragastric minimally invasive methods and devices to treat obesity  
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...
7985174 Device for the surgical treatment of female prolapse  
A device is described having a reticular or laminar structure to be surgically implanted in uro-gynaecological treatments, useful in particular for the surgical treatment of total or partial...
7985175 Pelvic floor repair implants and methods  
The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to sling assemblies for pelvic floor repair that...
7985173 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapses in female patients  
An anterior implant adapted to treat central and lateral cystoceles present in a female patient includes laterally extending stabilizing straps for supporting the implant between the patient's...
7981024 Pelvic implant with anchoring frame  
An implant for a pelvis is provided, wherein suturing is not necessary for anchoring the implant in place. The implant includes a flexible sheet and a solid frame, wherein the frame can be...
7981021 Correction of stress urinary incontinence  
Devices for treating stress incontinence, having a horizontal proximal portion supported on the pubococcygeus muscle and a distal portion extending downward and away from the proximal portion at an...
7981020 Transventricular implant tools and devices  
A method and implantation tools for placing a transventricular splint including a tension member. The method includes gaining access to the patient's hearts and identifying entry or exit points for...
7981025 Adjustable implant and method of use  
A system includes an adjustable implant configured for implantation internally within a subject, the adjustable implant having a permanent magnet configured for rotation about an axis of rotation,...
7976454 Cardiac harness  
A cardiac harness for treating or preventing congestive heart failure is configured to be placed about at least a portion of a patient's heart so as to apply a mild compressive force on the heart....
7976456 Cardiac harness  
A cardiac harness for treating or preventing congestive heart failure is configured to be placed about at least a portion of a patient's heart so as to apply a mild compressive force on the heart....
7976455 Inflatable ventricular partitioning device  
This invention is directed to a device and method of using the device for partitioning a patient's heart chamber into a productive portion and a non-productive portion. The device is particularly...
7972385 Patch for replacement of a portion of bladder wall following partial cystectomy  
A patch for replacement of a portion of bladder wall following partial cystectomy includes a multi-layered membrane of soft silicone with a thickness of about 600 microns so as to be sufficiently...
7967741 Endoscopic guide device  
Various exemplary methods and devices are provided for manipulating and/or anchoring devices and body parts during surgical procedures. In one embodiment, an anchor member is provided for anchoring...
7963907 Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods  
In some embodiments, methods to sense parameters associated with restriction procedures and/or devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the parameters are sensed directly from the region of the...
7959554 Medical graft products with differing regions and methods and systems for producing the same  
Described are methods and systems for drying remodelable materials, such that selective regions of the remodelable materials have differing properties. Also described are medical graft products...
7959555 Method and device for deployment of a sub-pericardial sack  
Various methods and devices for deploying a sub-pericardial sack about at least a portion of a heart to alleviate congestive heart failure. A medical device housing the sub-pericardial sack is...
7951067 Implantable band having improved attachment mechanism  
An implantable band for placement around an anatomical passageway, such as the stomach or other lumen, includes a first end portion with an opening configured to receive part of a second end...
7946976 Methods and devices for the surgical creation of satiety and biofeedback pathways  
Disclosed are devices and systems which to sense parameters related to the mechanical forces imposed on devices implanted in the stomach. The parameters of the system are further translated into...
7938769 Compressive device for percutaneous treatment of obesity  
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...
7938768 Cardiac disease treatment and device  
A cardiac constraint device comprising a jacket of biological compatible material and an adjustment member. The jacket is adapted to be secured to the heart to snugly conform to an external...
7931694 Stomach peristalsis device and method  
The invention relates to an implantable stomach prosthesis for surgically replacing or augmenting all or part of the antrum and/or pylorus of a stomach. The prosthesis controls the passage of food...
7931581 Automated surgical connector  
Surgical tools for off-pump surgery are described herein. In an embodiment, a surgical connector for coupling an organ to a medical device comprises an inner body. The surgical connector further...
7931685 Method and system for treatment of regurgitating heart valves  
A system and process for correction of regurgitation of heart valves. With mitral valves in particular, the anterior leaflet is advanced through use of a D-plasty patch and a narrow annuloplasty...
7931579 Tissue positioner  
Apparatus and methods for stabilizing and/or positioning tissues or organs during surgical procedures. One feature of the positioners of the invention includes the use of one or more suction...
7931580 Methods and devices for percutaneously modifying organs to treat patients  
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...
7927270 External mechanical pressure sensor for gastric band pressure measurements  
A merely exemplary external pressure sensing system comprises a connecting member and a pressure sensor. The connecting member is operable to connect to a syringe barrel and a needle. The...
7922648 Myocardial infarction patch for minimally invasive implant  
A fixation section and a rim form a myocardial patch for implant in the pericardial space. The fixation section is adapted to promote fibrosis to secure the patch in place. The rim is secured to...
7914438 Ventricular restoration patch  
A ventricular patch to restore the ventricular architecture of the heart includes a sheet of biocompatible material having a generally oval configuration, and a continuous ring fixed to the sheet....
7914437 Transobturator methods for installing sling to treat incontinence, and related devices  
Described are methods of treating urinary incontinence using a urinary sling and a tissue path that passes through the obturator foramen, along with related surgical implants, devices, systems, and...
7909754 Non-invasive measurement of fluid pressure in an adjustable gastric band  
A food intake restriction device for forming a restriction in a patient's gastro-intestinal tract and non-invasively communicating pressure data regarding the restriction to an external monitor....
7909753 Connector for mesh support insertion  
Disclosed is a surgical system for positioning an implant in a patient. The surgical system includes an insertion needle and a connector. The insertion needle has a distal end with a channel formed...
7909037 Tethered airway implants and methods of using the same  
An airway implant device for maintaining and/or creating an opening in air passageways is disclosed. Methods of using the device are also disclosed. The airway implant device includes a deformable...
7905826 Methods for modifying vascular vessel walls  
This invention relates in one aspect to the treatment of a vascular vessel with a biomaterial. The biomaterial can be a remodelable material that strengthens and/or supports the vessel walls....
7901419 Telemetrically controlled band for regulating functioning of a body organ or duct, and methods of making, implantation and use  
Apparatus and methods are provided comprising an implantable non-hydraulic ring that encircles and provides a controllable degree of constriction to an organ or duct and an external control that...
7901346 Method for supporting vaginal cuff  
Described are methods and devices useful for supporting posterior vaginal tissue for various purposes such as treating or preventing vaginal prolapse or enterocele, especially in a patient not...
7896798 Implant for treatment of male urinary stress incontinence  
An implant for treating male urinary stress incontinence includes a tape (1), and a cushion (5) capable of being filled with fluid, which tape (1) with the cushion (5), when laid onto the patient's...
7892256 High strength suture tape  
A suture tape construct is made of braided high strength surgical suture material. A length of round braided suture extends along the entire length of the suture tape. A middle portion of the...
7883539 Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method  
Devices and methods for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the heart wall stress. The device can be one which reduces wall stress throughout the cardiac cycle or only a portion of the cardiac...
7883503 Illuminating balloon catheter and method for using the catheter  
A directionally limited illuminating balloon catheter includes a multi-lumen shaft having a distal end and a hollow balloon portion disposed at the distal end and inflated through the shaft, the...
7878970 Apparatus and method for suspending a uterus  
An inter-vaginal device for performing a uterine suspension includes a rigid body for manipulating the uterus and implanting a suspension member, such as a mesh, for securing the uterus to an...
7875074 Naturally contoured, preformed, three dimensional mesh device for breast implant support  
A preformed, seamless, three-dimensional, anatomically contoured prosthetic device for reinforcing breast tissue and supporting a breast implant includes a flat back wall, a concave front wall and...
7871369 Cardiac sleeve apparatus, system and method of use  
Cardiac assist sleeve and methods for using and making the cardiac assist sleeve that includes first elongate strips and second elongate strips of memory alloy that change shape to change a volume...
7871368 Apparatus, system, and method for applying and adjusting a tensioning element to a hollow body organ  
An adjustable support pad for adjustably holding a tensioning line used to apply tension to a body organ. The adjustable support pad can include a locking mechanism for preventing slidable movement...
7871416 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...
7862500 Multiple partitioning devices for heart treatment  
This invention is directed to a system and method for partitioning a patient's heart chamber into a productive portion and a non-productive portion which are particularly suitable for treating...
7862502 Method and apparatus for adjusting a gastrointestinal restriction device  
A gastrointestinal implant system includes an adjustable restriction device having a contact surface configured for at least partially engaging a surface of a gastrointestinal tract of a mammal....