1
Kaganov Alan L, Bolduc Lee, Chiang Andrew L, House Philip R, Laroya Gilbert S: Devices, systems, and methods for supporting tissue and/or structures within a hollow body organ. Aptus Endosystems, Kaganov Alan L, Bolduc Lee, Chiang Andrew L, House Philip R, Laroya Gilbert S, RYAN Daniel D, November 3, 2005: WO/2005/102181 (132 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods support tissue in a body organ for the purpose of restoring or maintaining native function of the organ. The devices, systems, and methods do not require invasive, open surgical approaches to be implemented, but, instead, lend themselves to catheter-based, intra-vascular ...


2
Reiley Mark A: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, RYAN Daniel D, August 26, 2004: WO/2004/071358 (93 worldwide citation)

Surgically installed prostheses (30, 34 and 50) replace either the caudal portion of a natural facet joint, the cephalad portion of a natural facet joint, or both. The prostheses (30, 34, 50) are readily attached to the pedicles of a vertebral body and support at least one element that defines an ar ...


3
Rahdert David A, Macoviak John A, Machold Timothy R, Chang Robert T, Soss Rick A: Devices for retaining native heart valve leaflet. Ample Medical, RYAN Daniel D, April 15, 2004: WO/2004/030570 (72 worldwide citation)

Devices (400), systems and methods retain a native heart valve leaflet to prevent retrograde flow. The devices (410), systems, and methods employ and implant that in use rest adjacent a valve annulus and includes a retaining structure (420) that is sized and shaped to overlay at least a portion of o ...


4
Machold Timothy R, Scott David J, Rahdert David A, Tholfsen David R, Chang Robert T: Device, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus. Ample Medical, Machold Timothy R, Scott David J, Rahdert David A, Tholfsen David R, Chang Robert T, RYAN Daniel D, October 5, 2006: WO/2006/105008 (54 worldwide citation)

Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt . The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascul ...


5
Machold Timothy R, Rahdert David A, Macoviak John A, Chang Robert T, Soss Rick A: Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus. Ample Medical, RYAN Daniel D, April 15, 2004: WO/2004/030569 (49 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that is sized and configured to attach to the annulus of a dysfunctional heart valve annulus. In use, the implant (10) extends across the major axis of the annulus above and/or along the valve annulus. The implant reshapes the major axis dimension and/ ...


6
Macoviak John A, Chang Robert T, Rahdert David A, Machold Timothy R, Soss Rick A: Device and method for repairing a native heart valve leaflet. Ample Medical, RYAN Daniel D, April 15, 2004: WO/2004/030568 (46 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods supplement, repair, or replace a native heart valve. The devices, systems, and methods employ an implant (400) that, in use, extends adjacent a valve annulus. The implant (400) includes a mobile neoleaflet element (470) that occupies the space of at least a portion of on ...


7
Rahdert David A, Machold Timothy R, Chang Robert T, Macoviak John A: Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus. Ample Medical, Rahdert David A, Machold Timothy R, Chang Robert T, Macoviak John A, RYAN Daniel D, October 5, 2006: WO/2006/105009 (44 worldwide citation)

Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascula ...


8
Macoviak John, Chang Robert T, Rahdert David A, Machold Timothy R: Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus. Ample Medical, Macoviak John, Chang Robert T, Rahdert David A, Machold Timothy R, RYAN Daniel D, February 23, 2006: WO/2006/019498 (35 worldwide citation)

Implants or systems of implants apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full int ...


9
Bolduc Lee, Houle Philip R: System and method for attaching an internal prosthesis. Aptus Endosystems, Bolduc Lee, Houle Philip R, RYAN Daniel D, September 9, 2005: WO/2005/081936 (35 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods introduce and deploy prosthesis into a blood vessel or hollow body organ by intra-vascular access. The prosthesis (20) is secured in place by fasteners (28), which are implanted by an applier (62) that is also deployed by intra-vascular access. The applier is configured to permit ...


10
Nelson Lionel M, Lax Ronald G, Doelling Eric N: Systems and methods for moving and/or restraining tissue in the upper respiratory system. Apneon, RYAN Daniel D, March 18, 2004: WO/2004/021869 (30 worldwide citation)

Systems and related methods stabilize tissue in the oral cavity and airway, e.g., the soft palate/uvula and/or tongue.