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Lionel M Nelson, Jinfang Liu, Ryan P Boucher, Eric N Doelling, J Greg Stine, Lawrence R Jones: Devices, systems, and methods to fixate tissue within the regions of the body, such as the pharyngeal conduit. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, August 16, 2007: US20070186936-A1

Systems and methods incorporate implant structures, and/or implantation devices, and/or surgical implantation techniques, to make possible the treatment of physiologic conditions, such as sleep disordered breathing, with enhanced effectiveness.


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric 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. Apneon, Gabriela Tomescu, c o RYAN KROMHOLZ & MANION SC, April 26, 2007: US20070089756-A1

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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Craig A Purdy, Charles R Rampersaud, Joe Paraschac, Scott A McGill, Edward M Gillis, Ryan P Boucher: Devices, systems, and methods using magnetic force systems in or on tissue in an airway. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, December 28, 2006: US20060289014-A1

Systems and methods place a magnetic structure in or on a single tissue mass in an airway. A first magnetic region on a given structure magnetically interacts with a second magnetic region on the structure to shape the structure within the single tissue mass and thereby stabilize a desired orientati ...


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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. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, December 28, 2006: US20060289015-A1

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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Reynaldo A Osorio, Marialulu Follmer, Richard W Layne, Ryan P Boucher, Karen D Talmadge, Joseph J Basista: Methods and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone. Cooley Godward Kronish, December 7, 2006: US20060276819-A1

The present invention relates to devices and methods for treating fractured and/or diseased bone. More specifically, the present invention relates to devices and methods for repairing, reinforcing and/or treating fractured and/or diseased bone using various devices, including cavity-forming devices.


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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. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, January 4, 2007: US20070000497-A1

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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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 stent structure that remains within the bone. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, March 8, 2007: US20070055266-A1

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 stent structure is introduced into the cancellous bone by deployment of a tool through the percutaneous path into the cancellous bone. The expa ...


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Reynaldo A Osorio, Marialulu Follmer, Richard W Layne, Ryan P Boucher, Karen D Talmadge, Joseph J Basista: Methods and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone using a mesh structure. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, March 8, 2007: US20070055267-A1

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


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Reynaldo A Osorio, Marialulu Follmer, Richard W Layne, Ryan P Boucher, Karen D Talmadge, Joseph J Basista: Methods and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone using an expandable whisk structure. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, March 8, 2007: US20070055277-A1

An access tool is sized and configured to establish an access path through soft tissue to bone having an interior volume occupied, at least in part, by cancellous bone. A cavity forming structure has an array of bristles having at least an expanded configuration and an collapsed configuration. The c ...


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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: Method and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone using an expandable mesh structure that remains within the bone. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion Sc, March 8, 2007: US20070055278-A1

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 mesh structure is introduced into the cancellous bone by deployment of a tool through the percutaneous path into the cancellous bone. The expan ...