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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...
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...