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Rodney A Brenneman, Jay A Lenker: Resorbable urethral stent and apparatus for its insertion. Advanced Surgical Intervention, Klein & Szekeres, November 3, 1992: US05160341 (239 worldwide citation)

A resorbable stent, particularly adapted for implantation in the penile urethra, comprises a helical coil formed from a filament of a biocompatible, biodegradable material that is resiliently deformable. The stent is compressible from a first diameter to a smaller second diameter, and restores itsel ...


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Robert F Rosenbluth, Rodney A Brenneman: Apparatus and method for laparaoscopic ligation. Advanced Surgical Intervention, Klein & Szekeres, May 17, 1994: US05312423 (204 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic ligation device comprises an elongate hollow tube, having an open distal end. An arcuate finger, attached to the tube, has a tip that is distally spaced from the distal end of the tube. The finger includes structure adjacent its tip that releasably holds the tag end of a length of sut ...


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Robert F Rosenbluth, Jay A Lenker, George R Greene, Rodney A Brenneman, Patrick A Maley: Advanced Surgical Intervention, Klein & Szekeres, August 9, 1994: US05336208 (106 worldwide citation)

A device for managing urinary incontinence in a human female includes a resilient body resilient adapted to fit between the labia minora and the floor of the vestibule of the vulva, thereby occluding the urethral meatus. An adhesive is applied to the body to provide a sealing engagement with the ure ...


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William L Pintauro, Rodney A Brenneman, Mario Maciel, Sheila K Wallin: Method of maintaining urinary continence. Galt Laboratories, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 6, 2001: US06183520 (85 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device for controlling urinary continence is disclosed. The device has an opening pressure that varies in response to changes in physiologic parameters. The device can be controlled by the patient voluntarily without manual intervention. An introducer for transurethrally introducing the ...


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Richard C Ewers, Vahid Saadat, Kenneth J Michlitsch, Chris A Rothe, Rodney A Brenneman, Cang C Lam, Eugene G Chen: Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds. USGI Medical, Levine Bagade Han, Charles C Fowler, June 29, 2010: US07744613 (61 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point and moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to, or in line with, a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact ...


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Rodney A Brenneman: Expandable stent apparatus and method. Micro Therapeutics, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, February 13, 2001: US06187015 (58 worldwide citation)

An expandable stent has a sheeted material which is expanded from a compacted configuration to an expanded configuration. The sheet is maintained in the compacted configuration at least in part by operation of a dynamic force, and the expansion occurs at least in part by removal of the dynamic force ...


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Rodney A Brenneman: Expandable stent apparatus and method. Micro Therapeutics, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Fish, September 28, 1999: US05957929 (53 worldwide citation)

An expandable stent has a sheeted material which is expanded from a compacted configuration to an expanded configuration. The sheet is maintained in the compacted configuration at least in part by operation of a dynamic force, and the expansion occurs at least in part by removal of the dynamic force ...


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Donald J Eaton, Mary Lynn Moran, Rodney A Brenneman: Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics. Intersect ENT, Morrison & Foerster, May 31, 2011: US07951132 (43 worldwide citation)

The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biod ...


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Rodney A Brenneman, Jay A Lenker: Cardiac massage apparatus and method. Theracardia, Towmsend and Townsend and Crew, March 13, 2001: US06200280 (39 worldwide citation)

A device for performing minimally invasive closed chest heart massage comprises a support having a plurality of curved, deployable struts, optionally carrying a sheet or inflatable bladder for engaging the pericardium. The struts are delivered to the space between the pericardium and the posterior r ...


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Donald J Eaton, Thomas R Tice, David B Downie, Patrick A Arensdorf, Rodney A Brenneman, Danielle L Biggs: Device and methods for treating paranasal sinus conditions. Intersect ENT, Morrison & Foerster, June 3, 2014: US08740839 (23 worldwide citation)

Described here are paranasal sinus devices for treating paranasal sinus conditions. The devices include a cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion. One or more of the cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion may deliver an active agent for sustained release to treat the paranasal sinus ...