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John P Gainor, Brian L Dukart, Darren L Wegner: Defect occluder release assembly and method. Microvena Corporation, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson P A, August 27, 2002: US06440152 (161 worldwide citation)

A release assembly is provided to aid the reversible and repositionable deployment of a defect occluder. The release assembly includes an occluder tether having a distal portion comprising at least one suture loop, and a snare structure having a distal portion comprising a snare element. The at leas ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Ishmael Bentley: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, November 10, 2009: US07615076 (132 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least partially in the subannular space. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed, which help to secure ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair. Anulex Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 28, 2006: US07004970 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced f ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Ishmael Bentley: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, July 6, 2010: US07749273 (102 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least partially in the subannular space. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed, which help to secure ...


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Mark T Stewart, James R Skarda, Brian L Dukart: Medical device delivery catheter with distal locator. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, December 9, 2003: US06659981 (99 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter for delivering an intra-bodily medical device to an internal bodily site. The delivery catheter includes an elongated shaft defining a proximal section and a distal section. A delivery lumen is formed by the shaft, extending from the proximal section and terminating at an opening ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, November 9, 2010: US07828850 (97 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced f ...


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Ishmael Bentley, Matthew M Burns, Joseph C Cauthen III, Brian L Dukart, Rodney L Houfburg, Lawrence W Wales, Bradley J Wessman: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre Baker Daniels, March 6, 2012: US08128698 (16 worldwide citation)

This disclosure presents methods and devices for treating a tear, rent, incision, defect, aperture or delamination of the annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ fixation delivery apparatuses, fixation apparatuses, patch delivery tools and patches positioned, a ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg: Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, December 7, 2010: US07846208 (16 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc annulus repair stent for repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, which may incorporate suture closure or other means of stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedur ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, August 9, 2011: US07993405 (14 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced failure rate as compared to conventional surgi ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, July 26, 2011: US07985257 (13 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced f ...