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8875712 System and method for occluding a reproductive body lumen  
An occluding system is provided that can include a first occluding device (e.g., secondary occluder) and a second occluding device (e.g., primary occluder). Providing two devices can better...
8720446 Sacrocolpopexy support and method of implantation  
A method of treating prolapse of a vagina includes securing a base of a support to tissue by inserting an anchor into the tissue, the anchor coupled to the support via an interconnecting member,...
8707958 Methods and devices for deployment into a lumen  
The invention described is directed to an intracorporeal occluding device having elements with non-traumatic ends and devices, systems and methods for occluding the lumens of anatomical...
8707957 Contraceptive system and method of use  
A device and method of using the device for contraception or sterilization and particularly for reversible contraception by occluding a reproductive lumen to prevent the passage of reproductive...
8443808 Methods and apparatus for occlusion of body lumens  
The invention describes methods and apparatus for creating permanent occlusion of body lumens such as the fallopian tubes. The methods and apparatus use non-surgical approaches to deliver...
8256424 Fertility regulator incorporating vas deferens implanted open/close bypass in combination with a hand held controller for wireless power transfer  
An on/off fertility regulator device in the form of a male vas deferens or female fallopian tube bypass mounted device incorporating an open/close valve actuator. A separate handheld controller is...
8235047 Methods and devices for deployment into a lumen  
The invention described is directed to an intracorporeal occluding device having elements with non-traumatic ends and devices, systems and methods for occluding the lumens of anatomical...
8161973 Reversible vasectomy device and method  
A reversible vasectomy device includes a first and a second connector piece for attachment to the severed ends of the vas deferens. Each connector piece has an outer vas deferens attaching end, an...
8132566 Vas deferens vasectomy capping device  
A medical device is provided which forms a physical barrier between the two ends of a cut vas during a vasectomy procedure, comprising a biodegradable, polymeric cap that is applied over at least...
7753895 Sperm collecting apparatus  
A sperm collecting apparatus is provided and includes a container having a non-cylindrical container main unit whose one end face in a longitudinal direction is open and a cap that is attachable...
6960218 External incontinence clamp  
An external incontinence clamp for stopping involuntary voiding of urine is provided. The clamp includes a first rigid member having opposed ends, each end defining a passage extending...
6550480 Lumen occluders made from thermodynamic materials  
Disclosed are occluders and methods of their use. The occluders comprise shape-memory polymeric materials which, when heated above their crystalline melting temperatures, may be deformed from a...
6513528 Method and device for vas occlusion  
A pair of removable soft pliant plugs is inserted in the Vas to impede the flow of sperm to provide reversible male contraception.
6035854 Abbreviated condom with cleft wedge  
Securement of a condom to the glans penis is facilitated by a molded, contoured, or thickened wedge portion which fits snugly within the cleft of the glans such that a continuous circumferential...
5976162 Soft-ended fibered micro vaso-occlusive devices  
This is a micro-vaso-occlusive device intended generally for occlusion of small arteries located distally in the vasculature. The device is made up of a binder, often radio-opaque, which may be...
5842969 Method of sexual disharmony correction during the sexual act  
The method of correciton of sexual disharmony brings about the stimulation of feminine erogenous zones during the sexual act by way of an aimed mechanical action on the area of clitoris and of the...
5792154 Soft-ended fibered micro vaso-occlusive devices  
This is a micro-vaso-occlusive device intended generally for occlusion of small arteries located distally in the vasculature. The device is made up of a binder, often radio-opaque, which may be...
5701914 Male contraceptive  
A contraceptive device for blocking a male urethra canal includes an expandable body unit having an elastic member covering a plurality of body segments, a forwardly opening cavity extending...
5575802 Medical clip  
The clip which is suitable for sexual sterilization or other medical use is constructed from a single plastic moulding with a silicone rubber lining. The clip has a front latch which comprises a...
5474089 Method and device for reversible sterilization  
A blocking device is non-surgically inserted in a duct of a reproductive system of either a male or female subject. The device may be in the form of a stent including an expandable section for...
5471997 Method of contraception  
Conception is prevented in male mammals by making an incision in one wall of the vas deferens near the epididymis and inserting a filament into the vas deferens through the incision. The filament...
5469867 Cast-in place thermoplastic channel occluder  
A method of blocking channels in a mammal which channels normally carry a material from one point to another is carried out by injecting a heated flowable polymer into the channel and allowing the...
5336157 Penile clamp for impotence  
This invention is a therapeutic clamp intended to help males with impotence, or what should be more properly called, erectile dysfunction. The clamp consists of two hinged rods having elastic...
5111808 Foot elevator blanket cradle  
A foot elevator having a peripheral wire base frame releasably connected with a peripheral wire upper frame. A peripheral wire blanket support frame releasably connectable to the base and upper...
5065751 Method and apparatus for reversibly occluding a biological tube  
A method of reversibly occluding a biological tube is provided as well as a related apparatus. The method includes providing an occluding member to be introduced into or around a biological tube...
4860746 Elastic surgical ring clip and ring loader  
An elastic surgical ring clip which is of a configuration to provide a ring clip having greatly increased compressive and elastic strength. The clip may be of spherical configuration and has a...
4693251 Clip for the occlusion of an oviduct or vas deferens  
The clip consists of two separate branches, the facing surfaces of which have profiles which allow the pressure effecting occlusion of the oviduct or vas deferens to be generated only in two...
4682598 Vasectomy instrument  
A surgical instrument for performing a vasectomy includes a hemostat-type instrument having a pair of jaws in which the jaws include grooves for spaced-apart ligating clips, a cutting block in one...
4682592 Method and device for achieving reversible male sterilization  
A male contraceptive which is effective, reversible and non-surgically implanted, which prevents the transport of sperm by occluding the lumen of the vas deferens, the ejaculatory duct, or the...
4597379 Method of coagulating muscle tissue  
A method of coagulating a muscle tissue contained within fat tissue substantially without harming the fat tissue, comprising directing microwave radiation through the fat tissue towards the muscle...
4576161 Instrument for use in obstructing the vas deferens  
An instrument comprised of a pair of relatively shiftable clamp members mounted on the outer ends of a pair of pivotally interconnected arms defining a forceps. The clamp members, when contiguous...
4512342 Device and method for reversibly occluding a body duct  
A device and method for reversibly occluding a body duct, such as the vas deferens, to prevent fluid flow therethrough. The device comprises two spaced flexible plugs connected to each other by a...
4509504 Occlusion of body channels  
A method for obstructing channels, ducts and other hollow spaces in human and animal bodies is disclosed comprising inserting a device having a portion thereof adapted to swell at least 20% in...
4428365 Anti-incontinent prostheses  
An anti-incontinent prosthesis comprising a support member formable into at least one generally spiral turn for location about the corpus spongiosum. A plurality of inflatable chambers are...
4394864 Apparatus and method for effecting occlusion of the vas deferens  
Apparatus for accomplishing the permanent placement of a silicone locking clip having dentate edges around the vas deferens to interrupt the continuity of the same in a rapid, safe and minimally...
4365621 Device for members for closing body passages  
A device for temporarily or permanently closing body passages or cavities in humans and animals and including a member (2) of a material which swells at least 20% by absorbing body fluids and...
4206749 Control systems and methods utilizing magnetically retentive bodies  
In a control system and method which utilize at least two magnetically retentive bodies, each of which has a given magnetic domain orientation, preferably at least one of these bodies is supported...
4200107 Vascular connector for effecting vascular duct closure and permitting vascular re-opening  
This disclosure relates to a vascular connector device which has features that permit the connector device to close a vascular duct and to subsequently permit the vascular duct to be re-opened, if...
4200088 Reversible vasectomy device and method  
A reversible vasectomy device and method which may be used to block the vas without the need for severing the vas. The invention includes a plug portion which may be inserted into a small hole in...
4024855 Magnetic filamentary structure and method for using the same  
A magnetic structure in the form of a filament which can be wound into a coil or the like. Such a structure can be made compatible with human tissue and implanted so that with a pair of such...
4013063 Implant for reversibly preventing conception  
An implant to be situated in a vas deferens for reversibly preventing conception. A pair of open-ended tubular structures respectively have inner end regions adjacent but spaced from each other...
3991743 Conception-preventing and variable filtering or flow control devices and methods  
Devices and methods for preventing conception as well as for general use in variable filtering. For preventing conception at least temporarily the devices and methods provide a selective flow for...
3990434 Reversible intravasal occlusive device  
A reversible occlusive device for regulating the flow of the fluid through a body passage and having particular utility in the vas deferens for reversible male sterilization is surgically...
3961631 Methods for applying surgical splints  
A surgical procedure wherein tissue which normally covers a body part is displaced away from a portion thereof to expose the latter portion of the body part so that a given treatment can be...
3951132 Implant and implanting method  
An implant which includes an elongated member to be situated in the interior of a tubular body organ and carrying at its exterior a structure for promoting the ingrowth of tissue, this structure...
3938499 Implant and implanting method and tool  
A method for introducing a valve into a vas deferens, according to which a continuous portion of the vas is deflected to form a pair of flaps while the vas is advanced onto opposed portions of the...
3938528 Implanting and splicing articles and methods for living beings  
Implanting and splicing articles and methods for living beings. When an implant is introduced into the interior of a body cavity mucosa is simultaneously removed from a lining of the body cavity,...
3882845 Methods and devices for reducing lumen constriction  
A method and device for reducing constriction of the lumen of a tubular organ during healing subsequent to an operation. A device such as an implant is introduced into a tubular organ at least at...
3880137 Two-piece implants  
An implant for a living being. A tubular organ such as a vas deferens is divided into a pair of separate portions having free ends adjacent each other. The implant has a pair of parts which are...
3877462 Ingrowth shroud and implanting method utilizing the same  
An implanting method according to which, in connection with the implanting procedure, a shroud is connected to a body organ to reinforce the latter in a manner which will prevent kinking of the...

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