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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....
7850713 Device for fixing and tensioning at least one pulling thread for applying a neovagina  
A device for fixing and tensioning at least one pulling thread for applying a neovagina comprises a base body on which at least one fixing element is arranged for fixing the at least one pulling...
7841977 Devices and methods for absorbing, transferring and delivering heart energy  
A device for altering cardiac performance includes an energy absorbing element which absorbs cardiac pumping energy from at least a portion of the heart. The energy may be delivered to another part...
7841978 Methods and devices for to treatment of obesity  
Methods and devices to externally create a restriction on the stomach are described. The devices are contoured to fit the stomach and can be further anchored to the stomach. The degree of...
7837612 Tissue suspension device  
A tissue suspension device has an elongated spanning element with a first and a second end. A suspending element is attachable to the spanning element. A first supporting element is attached to the...
7837613 Minimally invasive breast lift method with a superior tissue support and an inferior anchor  
Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a...
7833280 Satiation devices and methods  
A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis self-expandable from a collapsed position in which the prosthesis has a first diameter to an expanded position in which...
7828715 Method of treating anal incontinence  
A method for treating anal incontinence is provided, in which a support member is implanted in a tissue pathway extending from a first location posterior to and adjacent the anus, through the...
7828813 Gastric band  
The invention concerns a band not provided with a dilatable portion, characterized in that it comprises different successive separate zones (A, B, C) formed on its entire developed length, while...
7824326 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly  
The invention provides a surgical sling assembly for implanting in tissue to provide anatomical support in a patient. The surgical sling assembly includes a sling and a biocompatible casing...
7824422 Adjustable gastroplastry ring comprising a grip tab  
The invention relates to a gastroplasty ring formed by a flexible band (2) which comprises a first end part (5) and a second end part (6) and which is intended to be closed around the stomach...
7819797 Delivery of cardiac constraint jacket  
A cardiac constraint jacket is formed of flexible material defining a volume between an open upper end and a lower end. The jacket is dimensioned for an apex of a patient's heart to be inserted...
7815562 Tubular implantable sling and related delivery systems, methods and devices  
The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to systems, devices and methods relating to a...
7811222 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse  
An apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse in a patent is provided. The apparatus includes a support portion having first and second ends. A first elongated end portion is connected to the...
7811332 Reconstruction method for urological structures utilizing polymeric matrices  
A method for repairing defects and reconstructing urological structures in vivo has been developed using a fibrous, open, synthetic, biodegradable polymeric matrix which is configured to provide...
7811298 Fatigue-resistant gastric banding device  
A fatigue-resistant inflatable gastric banding device suitable for laparoscopic placement around the stomach of a patient for the treatment of obesity and a method for such treatment are disclosed....
7811223 Articles, devices, and methods for pelvic surgery  
Described are implants, tools, and related methods, for use in pelvic surgery to treat conditions such as prolapse and incontinence, including one embodiment of a method that uses a transcoccyx...
7798954 Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir  
A self-regulating gastric band apparatus for adjusting stoma size. The apparatus includes an adjustable gastric band that has an inner ring expanding with injected fluid. A band adjustment assembly...
7794386 Methods for facilitating weight loss  
The present invention provides methods for facilitating weight loss in a patient. In some embodiments, the methods comprise the steps of locally administering a botulinum toxin to a stomach tissue...