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Anton G Clifford, Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, John H Morriss, Earl A Bright II, Eric Goldfarb, Julia D Vrany, Ketan P Muni, William E Bolger, Joseph Roberson: System and method for treatment of non-ventilating middle ear by providing a gas pathway through the nasopharynx. Acclarent, Frost Brown Todd, May 7, 2013: US08435290 (19 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent muscle. Another portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent cartilage. When the muscle co ...


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Anton G Clifford, Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, John H Morriss, Earl A Bright II, Eric Goldfarb, Julia D Vrany, Ketan P Muni, William E Bolger, Joseph Roberson: System and method for treatment of non-ventilating middle ear by providing a gas pathway through the nasopharynx. Acclarent, Frost Brown Todd, July 7, 2015: US09072626 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent muscle. Another portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent cartilage. When the muscle co ...


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Anton G Clifford, Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, John H Morriss, Earl A Bright II, Eric Goldfarb, Julia D Vrany, Ketan P Muni, William E Bolger, Joseph Roberson: System and method for treatment of non-ventilating middle ear by providing a gas pathway through the nasopharynx. Acclarent, Frost Brown Todd, May 2, 2017: US09636258

Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent muscle. Another portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent cartilage. When the muscle co ...


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Joseph Roberson, John H Shadduck: Length-adjustable ossicular prosthesis. Joseph Roberson MD, California Ear Institute at Stanford, May 22, 2003: US20030097178-A1

A middle ear prosthesis that is length-adjustable in a post-implantation period to accommodate tensions in tissue caused by healing. The ossicular prosthesis can be used in total and partial ossicular replacement surgeries and can take the form of (i) an active prosthesis, (ii) a partially-active pr ...


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Joseph Roberson: Hearing implant with MEMS inertial sensor and method of use. Joseph Roberson, November 3, 2005: US20050245990-A1

An implant device for treating hearing disorders. In one exemplary embodiment, an implant body is dimensioned for attachment to the ossicular chain of a patient. The implant body carries a micro-encapsulated MEMS inertial sensing device that is electrically coupled by a micro-cable to an implantable ...


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Anton G Clifford, Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, John H Morriss, Earl A Bright II, Eric Goldfarb, Julia D Vrany, Ketan P Muni, William E Bolger, Joseph Roberson: System and Method For Treatment of Non-Ventilating Middle Ear by Providing a Gas Pathway Through the Nasopharynx. Acclarent, Steptoe & Johnson Acclarent, December 2, 2010: US20100305697-A1

Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent muscle. Another portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent cartilage. When the muscle co ...