|Uromedica, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120029269||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSERTING AN ADJUSTABLE IMPLANTABLE GENITOURINARY DEVICE - An implantable medical device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as a urethra or ureter of a patient to treat urinary incontinence or ureteral reflux. The device includes an adjustable element that includes a chamber and a hydrophilic material substantially encapsulated in the chamber to expand the adjustable element by absorbing fluid entering the chamber.||02-02-2012|
|20110124957||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSERTING AN ADJUSTABLE IMPLANTABLE GENITOURINARY DEVICE - An implantable medical device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as a urethra or ureter of a patient to treat urinary incontinence or ureteral reflux. The device includes an adjustable element and a tubular elongate body, where the adjustable element includes a chamber and the tubular elongate body includes at least a first interior passageway which extends longitudinally in the tubular elongate body from a first opening at the proximal end to a second opening in fluid communication with the chamber. Fluid volume passed through the first passageway is used for adjustably expanding or contracting the adjustable element. The implantable medical device further includes a sheath and a sleeve, where the sheath includes a wall having an inner surface which defines a channel through which at least a portion of the implantable device and the sleeve can pass. Alternatively, the implantable medical device includes a tip suitable to penetrate tissue so that the implantable medical device can be implanted within the tissue of a patient.||05-26-2011|
|20100292530||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FIXATION OF IMPLANTABLE DEVICES ADJACENT A BODY LUMEN - The present application relates to method and apparatus for reducing migration and rotation of implantable devices including an expandable element and an elongate portion.||11-18-2010|
|20100261951||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN ADJUSTABLE IMPLANTABLE CONTINENCE DEVICE - The present subject matter includes an implantable device and method for restoring continence and controlling coaptivity of a body lumen. The device includes a fill port block which has one or more self-sealing septums. The fill-port block is connected to one or more elongate conduits and ultimately to one or more expandable elements for communicating fluid. The one or more expandable elements are implanted and adjusted from a remote location using the fill-port block. Methods for implantation, use, and construction are also provided.||10-14-2010|
|20100168788||IMPLANTATION TOOL FOR ADJUSTABLE IMPLANTABLE GENITOURINARY DEVICE - The present application includes a system for the preparation of a patient for the implantation of post-operatively adjustable coaptation device. For example, the present subject matter includes a tool having a proximal portion and a distal portion, and an elongate section disposed between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The tool additionally includes jaws hinged at a first joint, the first joint located at the distal portion of the tool, the jaws adapted to vary between an open state and a closed state, the closed state defining a blunt tip. Also, the tool includes a handle located at the proximal portion of the tool. The handle and the jaws are connected so that motion of the handle moves the jaws from the closed state to the open state.||07-01-2010|
Patent applications by Uromedica, Inc.