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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...
7794387 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....
7789821 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...
7780590 Method for locating an implanted fluid access port  
An implanted fluid access port locator system for adjustable gastric bands. The system may include an access port having an RFID tag with its antenna adjacent to the receiving portion of the port....
7775966 Non-invasive pressure measurement in a fluid adjustable restrictive 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...
7776061 Fluid adjustable band  
A surgically implantable fluid adjustable device, such as an adjustable gastric band, having an elongated substantially flexible inflatable portion, and an elongated flexible and substantially...
7776101 Soft tissue defect repair device  
An inguinal hernia repair device in the form of an implantable plug that is affixed at one end to the center region of a sheet of implantable material. The plug takes the form of a plurality of...
7775215 System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data  
A sense head comprises a plurality of coils and a needle window. The sense head is operable to receive RF signals communicated from a needle target such as an injection port located within a...
7775967 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...
7771439 Gastric band insertion instrument  
An endoscopic surgical instrument is used in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for inserting a gastric band into a patient's abdomen through a laparoscopic port. The gastric band insertion...
7766817 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 disc mounted to a joint providing freedom of movement of the at least one suction member or adhesive disk relative to its...
7766926 Sling for supporting tissue  
A sling for supporting a urethra in a patient has characteristics for resisting pull-out, roll-over and a combination of both pull-out and roll-over. To facilitate resistance to pull-out, sling...
7766823 Endoscopic inflatable retraction device, method of using, and method of making  
A method of providing access to tissue for a surgical instrument through a body wall is provided. The method includes providing an expandable retractor having a flexible sheath, the retractor being...
7766816 Method and apparatus for closing off a portion of a heart ventricle  
Apparatus and methods to reduce ventricular volume are disclosed. The device takes the form of a transventricular anchor, which presses a portion of the ventricular wall inward, thereby reducing...
7766815 Electroactive polymer actuated gastric band  
Methods and devices are provided for remotely adjusting a size of a gastric band disposed around a patient's stomach. In one exemplary embodiment, a gastric band is provided having a first end and...
7762943 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...
7762944 Detachable porous vaginal mold  
A detachable vaginal mold is provided. The detachable vaginal mold includes a main body, a minor part, and a jointing design formed between the main body and the minor part for connecting the main...
7758493 Gastric constriction device  
A gastric constriction device (160) comprises a sheet (131) extending over part of the wall of the stomach (24). Five bands (151) extend around the stomach (24) to fix the sheet (131) in position...
7758494 Anterior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method  
The symptoms of congenital heart failure are addressed in this surgical procedure for mounting a patch in the ventricle of the heart to reduce ventricular volume. Placement of the patch is...
7753841 Gastric ring for treatment of obesity  
A gastric ring includes a band that surrounds the wall of the stomach of a patient, and structure that makes it possible, after implantation, to modify the cross section of the opening delimited by...
7744527 Surgical coring system  
Novel surgical tools and methods for off-pump surgery are described herein. A novel coring system is disclosed which employs a balloon catheter and a coring tool which is adapted to be threaded on...
7736393 Artificial dura mater and process for producing the same  
Provided are an artificial dura mater having a laminated constitution of at least two layers of in vivo degradable polymers, at least one layer of them being a substrate layer, the substrate layer...
7736298 Device and process for preventing female stress urinary incontinence  
The invention concerns a device for preventing female stress incontinence designed to be arranged in the vagina, comprising a proximal part (12) extending between a free end and a second end,...
7736299 Introducer for a cardiac harness delivery  
A system for creating a passage through the pericardium of a patient to permit access of a cardiac harness delivery device, including a tubular introducer sleeve and a tubular dilator sleeve...
7731650 Magnetic capture and placement for cardiac assist device  
A system and method for capturing and placing a cardiac assist device on a heart. A cardiac assist device is delivered to a chest cavity of a being through an opening provided in a chest wall. A...
7731651 Device to deploy a resilient sleeve to constrict on body tissue  
The preferred embodiment of the invention contemplates a device configured to prepare and deploy a resilient sleeve on to a portion of body tissue. The device expands the resilient sleeve, uses a...