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Gregory L Ruff: Suture with a pointed end and an anchor end and with equally spaced yieldable tissue grasping barbs located at successive axial locations. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, August 21, 2012: US08246652 (9 worldwide citation)

A tissue connector has a first pointed end, an anchor end, a body with a periphery and a plurality of barbs projecting from said periphery of said body. The plurality of barbs are yieldable in one direction, which direction is the direction of motion of the first pointed end through tissue, and are ...


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Kevin S Weadock, Robert A Rousseau, John R Jacobs: Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, December 23, 2014: US08915252

A system, method and kit for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The system includes a first implant adapted for implantation in an inframandibular region and having at least one aperture therethrough, and a ribbon-like element having first and second ends and a substantially uniform, non-circular cro ...


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Susanne Landgrebe, Daniel Smith, Oliver Dick, Leo Kriksunov: Randomly uniform three dimensional tissue scaffold of absorbable and non-absorbable materials. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, November 13, 2018: US10123862

An implantable structure, method for making the structure and method for using the structure, where the structure includes a combination of non-absorbable and absorbable components, and the implantable structure has a randomly uniform array of materials. The resulting implantable structure provides ...


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James A Flint: Method and device for approximating tissue. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, December 13, 2016: US09517060

A wound closure device including a first tissue anchor with a first suture filament fixedly coupled thereto at a proximal end and extending along a length to a free distal end, and a second tissue anchor with a second suture filament fixedly coupled thereto at a proximal end and extending along a le ...


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Chanaka Amarasinghe, Marc E Feinberg: Surgical implant for treating pelvic organ prolapse conditions. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, April 26, 2016: US09320586

An implant including a vaginal portion having a length, width, first and second ends with a central region positioned therebetween, and a sacral portion having a length, width, first end and second end. The first end of the sacral portion is coupled to the central region of the vaginal portion so th ...


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Chanaka Amarasinghe, Marc Feinberg: Surgical implant for treating pelvic organ prolapse conditions. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, May 2, 2017: US09636200

An implant including a vaginal portion having a length, width, first and second ends with a central region positioned therebetween, and a sacral portion having a length, width, first end and second end. The first end of the sacral portion is coupled to the central region of the vaginal portion so th ...


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Robert A Rousseau, David C Lindh Sr: Medical insertion device and method of use. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, December 16, 2014: US08911466

An insertion device and method of use for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The device includes an outer tubular element with a tissue penetrating end and a side opening, an inner tubular element positioned partially within the outer member and movable longitudinally relative to it, a grasping devic ...


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Jianxin Guo, Simon Cohn, Michael Cardinale, Doug Souls: Mesh positioning system for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Ethicon, Melissa J Szanto, November 6, 2018: US10117734

Novel mesh implant positioning systems for use in laparoscopic body wall defect repairs, such as hernia defects, are disclosed. The systems utilize one or more bar members combined with surgical sutures and needles to position a mesh implant adjacent to a body wall defect without the need for stay s ...