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John H Burton, Bradford G Staehle: Stent placement instrument and method. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, June 25, 1991: US05026377 (728 worldwide citation)

An instrument for the deployment or retraction of a self-expanding stent in a body canal, which comprises an elongated tubular outer sleeve having disposed therein an elongated core which is movable relative to said sleeve and has a grip member formed at or near its distal end, which grip member is ...


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John H Burton, Timothy C Cook, Claude Tihon: Combined hyperthermia and dilation catheter. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Howard R Jaeger, March 5, 1996: US05496271 (345 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for treatment of conditions in which it is desired to simultaneously hyperthermally treat diseased target tissue in a patient and dilate a lumen of a patient which is compressed and/or obstructed by the diseased target tissue and/or surrounding tissue is disclosed. The appara ...


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Johann J Neisz, John W Westrum Jr, Christopher H Porter: American Medical Systems, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 25, 2003: US06652450 (330 worldwide citation)

An implantable article and method of use are disclosed to treat urological disorders. The biocompatible device includes a sling assembly configured to be minimally invasive and provide sufficient support to the target site. In addition, the configuration of the sling assembly also allows the positio ...


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David R Staskin, Johann J Neisz, John W Westrum Jr, Gary A Rocheleau: Sling delivery system and method of use. American Medical Systems, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, September 2, 2003: US06612977 (305 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of use are disclosed to treat urological disorders. The biocompatible device includes a handle, needle, dilator and sling assembly configured to be minimally invasive and provide sufficient support to the target site. In addition, the configuration of the sling assembly also ...


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Claude Tihon, W Scott Andrus, Ronald Svejkovsky: Electrosurgical apparatus. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, May 16, 1995: US05415656 (303 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for electrosurgical incision of a stricture within or adjacent to a body lumen, which comprises an electrically conducting, deflectable wire associated with an introducer for introducing the apparatus into the body lumen, wherein a proximal portion of the wire is deflectable outwardly r ...


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Shlomo Raz, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman: American Medical Systems, James W Inskeep, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, May 7, 2002: US06382214 (284 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair are disclosed in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the urethra in males, or bel ...


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Claude Tihon, John H Burton, Bradford G Staehle, Michael A Mikulich: Resectable self-expanding stent. American Medical Systems, Haugen and Nikolai, October 18, 1994: US05356423 (282 worldwide citation)

A stent for transluminal implantation comprising a single-piece tubular member having a fenestrated side wall exhibiting a pattern of uniformly spaced openings defined by intersecting strands where the strands are integrally joined together at their points of intersection whereby the tubular member ...


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John H Burton, Michael A Mikulich: Stent placement instrument and method. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, January 7, 1992: US05078720 (252 worldwide citation)

An instrument for the placement of a self-expanding stent in a body canal, which comprises an elongated inner tube having an outer tube disposed along its axis adapted to carry and retain a self-expanding stent adjacent its proximal end, and an arrangement for releasing the stent, in combination wit ...


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Mordechay Beyar: Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices. American Medical Systems, James W Inskeep, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, January 1, 2002: US06334446 (241 worldwide citation)

A procedure for treating urinary stress incontinence by using bone anchors, whether screw or staple type, with or without suture, inserted pervaginally for use with a sling material for supporting the bladder neck and/or proximal uretha.


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Mark Polyak: Apparatus for removal of objects from body passages. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, September 12, 1989: US04865030 (227 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for insertion into the urethra for attachment to and removal of an in-dwelling urinary continence device comprises generally a tubular body having a longitudinal bore with a slidable shaft therein. Slidable jaws are connected to a first end of the shaft and are normally retained in a cl ...