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Laurent Schaller: Spinal tissue distraction devices. Benvenue Medical, Cook Alex, August 31, 2010: US07785368 (85 worldwide citation)

Spinal tissue distraction devices that include a member which has a pre-deployed configuration for insertion between tissue layers and a deployed configuration in which the member, by change of configuration, forms a support structure for separating and supporting layers of spinal tissue.


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Schaller Laurent: Spinal tissue distraction devices. Benvenue Medical, Schaller Laurent, MCFARRON Gary W, February 22, 2007: WO/2007/022194 (70 worldwide citation)

Spinal tissue distraction devices (136) that include an elongated member which has a pre- deployed configuration for insertion between tissue layers and a deployed configuration in which the elongated member, by change of configuration, forms a helical or spiral support structure (141) for separatin ...


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Laurent Schaller, Timothy McGrath, Ryan Connolly, David Needleman, Steven Golden, John Ashley, James Lee, Jeffrey Emery, J Brook Burley: Devices for treating the spine. Benvenue Medical, Cook Alex, June 4, 2013: US08454617 (58 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus are disclosed for distracting tissue and particularly spinal tissue. The device and method may include insertion of at least one elongated member and an augmenting member to form a structure between the tissues to be distraction, such that a dimensional aspect of the structure i ...


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Laurent Schaller: Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine. Benvenue Medical, Cook Alex, March 2, 2010: US07670374 (53 worldwide citation)

Methods of separating and/or supporting layers of tissue in the human spine. Such methods generally comprise inserting at least a distal end portion of a guide member between layers of tissue in the human spine wherein the distal end portion defines a predetermined shape. A distraction device is adv ...


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Laurent Schaller: Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine. Benvenue Medical, Cook Alex, November 15, 2011: US08057544 (50 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods of separating, supporting or both separating and supporting layers of tissue in the human spine. Such methods generally comprise inserting at least one member between layers of tissue in the human spine and changing the configuration of the member to define a ...


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Laurent Schaller, Joseph Trautman: Catheter-based tissue remodeling devices and methods. Benvenue Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 18, 2012: US08333777 (39 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for closing an opening or defect in tissue, closing a lumen or tubular structure, cinching or remodeling a cavity or repairing a valve preferably utilizing a purse string or elastic device. The preferred devices and methods are directed toward catheter-based percutaneous, transva ...


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Laurent Schaller: Spinal tissue distraction devices. Benvenue Medical, Cook Alex, February 23, 2010: US07666226 (34 worldwide citation)

Spinal tissue distraction devices that include at least one guide member for guiding a distraction device to a location between layers of spinal tissue. The guide member has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion is adapted for insertion between the tissue layers and ...


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Laurent Schaller: Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue. Benvenue Medical, Cook Alex, March 2, 2010: US07670375 (34 worldwide citation)

Methods for limiting the movement of flowable material introduced into or between tissue layers of the human spine. The method can include inserting a member between tissue layers of the human spine. The member has a first configuration for insertion of the elongated member between tissue layers. Th ...


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Laurent Schaller: Catheter-based tissue remodeling devices and methods. Benvenue Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 18, 2008: US07452325 (32 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods utilizing a catheter to remodel soft tissue of a patient and, in a preferred embodiment, to reduce the volume of the left ventricle of a heart. In one embodiment, one or more sutures are passed through a wall of the ventricle. The ends of the one suture and, more preferably, the ...


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Laurent Schaller: Spinal tissue distraction devices. Benvenue Medical, Cook Alex, June 28, 2011: US07967864 (30 worldwide citation)

Spinal tissue distraction devices that include at least one guide member for guiding a distraction device to a location between layers of spinal tissue. The guide member has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion is adapted for insertion between the tissue layers and ...