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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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Kimberly A Anderson, Brian P Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Faegre & Benson, June 28, 2005: US06911003 (295 worldwide citation)

Surgical articles, implants and components suitable for a transobturator surgical procedure are described.


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Mark A Christopherson, Johann J Neisz, John Hammargren: Respiratory effort detection method and apparatus. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Daniel W Latham, Peter Forrest, August 31, 1999: US05944680 (268 worldwide citation)

A method of predicting critical points in patient respiration includes monitoring at least one characteristic of a respiratory effort waveform of a patient to detect a respiratory event. A refractory period is defined that includes a hard refractory period during which time the respiratory event can ...


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Kimberly A Anderson, Johann J Neisz, Steven W Siegel: Implantable article. AMS Research Corporation, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 18, 2003: US06648921 (241 worldwide citation)

An implantable article is disclosed. The implantable article includes features for tightening or loosening the implantable article. In preferred embodiments, the adjustment may occur post or perioperatively.


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Kimberly A Anderson, Brian R Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, July 4, 2006: US07070556 (231 worldwide citation)

Described is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a first curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal, a mesh for implanting into the lower abdomen of a female to provide support to ...


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Stephen L Bolea, Robert L Rykhus Jr, Sidney F Hauschild, Johann J Neisz, Mark Polyak, Bradford G Staehle: Retrievable stent and method of use thereof. AMS Research Corporation, Kagan Binder PLLC, November 23, 2004: US06821291 (185 worldwide citation)

A removable stent system and method for extraction of a removable stent from a target site is disclosed. The removable stent includes a removable stent having a collapsible end and a collapsing element configured for coupling with a removal tool. The collapsing element can be configured as a lasso o ...


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Mark A Christopherson, Johann J Neisz: Method and apparatus for operating therapy system. Medtronic, Curtis Kinghorn, Peter Forrest, Daniel W Latham, August 8, 2000: US06099479 (174 worldwide citation)

A method for operating an implantable therapy system to conserve energy includes providing an implantable sensing device that generates a signal as a function of a physiological parameter of a patient during a treatment period. The signal is monitored during at least portions of the treatment period ...


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Mark A Christopherson, John L Sommer, Johann J Neisz: Sensor, method of sensor implant and system for treatment of respiratory disorders. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, October 17, 2000: US06132384 (170 worldwide citation)

An implantable sensing device includes a sensing element and a mounting element. The mounting element has a first end and a second end with a longitudinal axis therethrough. The sensing element is positioned at the first end of the mounting element with the mounting element having a length that is a ...


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Mark A Christopherson, Johann J Neisz, Shahram Malek, Todd Goblish: Diagnostic testing methods and apparatus for implantable therapy devices. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Peter Forrest, February 1, 2000: US06021352 (165 worldwide citation)

A testing method for use with a patient stimulation system includes providing a stimulation system including a patient control unit. The patient control unit initiates and terminates treatment periods. At least one period of stimulation to stimulate the patient is automatically provided upon initiat ...