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Reynaldo A Osorio, Marialulu Follmer, Richard W Layne, Ryan P Boucher, Karen D Talmadge, Joseph J Basista, Mark A Reiley, Arie Scholten, Robert M Scribner: Methods and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone using an expandable structure that remains within the bone. Kyphon SARL, Haynes and Boone, June 28, 2011: US07967827 (9 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous path is created into a bone having an interior volume occupied, at least in part, by a cancellous bone, e.g., a vertebral body. An expandable structure is introduced into the cancellous bone by deployment of a tool through the percutaneous path into the cancellous bone. The expandable ...


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Joseph Paraschac, Ryan P Boucher, Edward M Gillis, Andrew W Kramer, Scott A McGill, Lionel M Nelson, Andres D Tomas: Devices, systems and methods using magnetic force systems affecting both the tongue and the soft palate/uvula in the upper airway. Koninklijke Philips, September 10, 2013: US08528564 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods resist posterior movement of both the tongue and the soft palate/uvula during sleep, thereby keeping an airway open. The systems and methods employ first, second, and third structures. The first structure is sized and configured for placement in or on a tongue. The second structu ...


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H Muller, Ryan P Boucher, Michael L Reo: Magnetic force device, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngeal conduit. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Richard J Coldren, January 27, 2009: US07481224 (6 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.


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Ryan P Boucher, Joe Paraschac, Edward M Gillis, Eric N Doelling, Craig A Purdy: Magnetic devices, systems, and methods placed in or on a tongue. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, November 1, 2011: US08047206 (4 worldwide citation)

Magnetic structures develop a magnetic force between a tongue and a posterior pharyngeal wall to stabilize an orientation of the tongue. The magnetic structures include magnetic materials that are sized, configured, and arranged on at least one of the first and second magnetic structures, to maintai ...


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Joe Paraschac, Ryan P Boucher, Edward M Gillis, Octavian Iancea, Andrew W Kramer, Brian K McCollum, Scott A McGill, Lionel M Nelson, Andres D Tomas: Devices, systems and methods using magnetic force systems affecting the tongue or hyoid muscles in the upper airway. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, September 20, 2011: US08020560 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for resisting posterior movement of the tongue during sleep, thereby keeping an airway open. The systems and methods employ a first structure that can be placed either in or on a tongue within an oral cavity and/or in a region of hyoid muscle. The first structure inc ...


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Ryan P Boucher, Mark A Reiley, Robert M Scribner, Michael L Reo: Systems and methods for treating vertebral bodies. Kyphon Sarl, Sorell Lenna and Schmidt, June 4, 2013: US08454663 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat at least two vertebral bodies in a spinal column. The systems and methods make use of first and second tool assemblies operable to treat an interior region of, respectively, a first vertebral body and a second vertebral body in the spinal column. The systems and methods pro ...


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Ryan P Boucher, Edward M Gillis, Joe Paraschac, Scott A McGill, Charles R Rampersaud, Craig A Purdy: Devices, systems, and methods using magnetic force systems in or on tissue. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, May 25, 2010: US07721740 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods include magnetic structures for placement in or on tissues in an airway. The magnetic structures carry sources of magnetism, which generate magnetic fields having directions. The magnetic fields interact to provide magnetic forces that provide a desired therapeutic effect, e.g., ...


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Lionel M Nelson, Eric N Doelling, Ronald G Lax, Jinfang Liu, Ryan P Boucher, Allan R Will: Devices, systems, and methods to fixate tissue within the regions of body, such as the pharyngeal conduit. Koninklijke Philips, June 17, 2014: US08752552 (1 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods develop static and/or kinetic and/or pressure forces to fixate or brace tissue in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit.


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H Muller, Ryan P Boucher, Michael L Reo: Magnetic force devices, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngeal conduit. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, June 14, 2011: US07958896 (1 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H Muller, Ryan P Boucher, Michael L Reo: Magnetic force devices, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngeal conduit. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, June 14, 2011: US07958895 (1 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.