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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...
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...