US Patent No: 5,769,864

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Hernia mesh patch

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A hernia patch has a first layer of inert synthetic mesh material selectively sized and shaped to extend across and beyond a hernia. A second layer of inert synthetic mesh material overlies the first layer to create a generally planar configuration for the patch. The first and second layers are joined together by a seam which defines a periphery of a pouch between the layers. One of the layers has a border which extends beyond the seam and which has a free outer edge. A plurality of border slits extend from the outer edge through the border substantially to the seam. An access slit is formed in one of the layers for insertion of a finger of a surgeon into the pouch to allow the surgeon to deform the planar configuration of the patch to facilitate insertion of the patch into the patient and to position the patch across the hernia. A resilient monofilament loop is located within and surrounds the pouch at the seam for urging the patch to conform to the generally planar configuration across the hernia as the surgeon withdraws his or her finger.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BARD ASDI INC.MURRAY HILL, NJ10

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kugel, Robert D Olympia, WA 10 1012

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FLARED PATCH, INC. (1)
* 5,147,374 Prosthetic mesh patch for hernia repair 313 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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* 5,254,133 Surgical implantation device and related method of use 253 1991
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COOK INCORPORATED (2)
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* 5,116,357 Hernia plug and introducer apparatus 254 1991
 
NICOLIA, JOSEPH (1)
* 2004/0118,056 Wedge-lock building blocks 1 2002
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (1)
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Standard Textile Co. Inc. (1)
* 4,561,434 Launderable cloth-like product for surgical use and method of making the same 40 1983
 
Sipes; Earl K. (1)
* 5,290,217 Method and apparatus for hernia repair 343 1991
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
* 5,258,000 Tissue aperture repair device 348 1991
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (1)
* 5,356,432 Implantable mesh prosthesis and method for repairing muscle or tissue wall defects 310 1993
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,370,650 Articulating mesh deployment apparatus 187 1993
 
FOUR POINT INNOVATIONS, INC. (1)
* 5,122,155 Hernia repair apparatus and method of use 242 1991
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
6,383,201 Surgical prosthesis for repairing a hernia 106 1999
* 7,544,213 Inflatable hernia patch 14 2006
8,753,358 Dial fan hernia mesh system 0 2010
8,834,496 Soft tissue repair methods and apparatus 0 2011
8,764,835 Intervertebral disc treatment methods and apparatus 0 2011
 
BG MEDICAL, LLC (1)
D734458 Hernia mesh 0 2013
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
6,783,554 Pile mesh prosthesis 74 2001
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5,922,026 Surgical method and prosthetic strip therefor 236 1997
 
BARD ASDI INC. (6)
6,290,708 Hernia mesh patch with seal stiffener 48 1999
6,280,453 Hernia mesh patch with stiffener line segment 158 1999
6,224,615 Hernia mesh patch with seal stiffener 0 1999
6,171,318 Hernia mesh patch with stiffening layer 70 1999
6,224,616 Hernia mesh patch 75 1999
6,174,320 Hernia mesh patch with slit 53 1999
 
PROMETHEAN SURGICAL DEVICES (2)
7,044,982 Surgical repair of tissue defects 21 2001
7,927,619 In situ bulking composition 0 2006
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (16)
6,267,772 Implantable prosthesis 285 1999
6,258,124 Prosthetic repair fabric 119 1999
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6,610,006 Implantable prosthesis 53 2000
7,404,819 Implantable prosthesis 41 2000
6,740,122 Preformed curved prosthesis that is adapted to the external iliac vessels 11 2001
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7,011,688 Prosthetic repair fabric 66 2002
6,736,823 Prosthetic repair fabric 171 2002
6,736,854 Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge 210 2002
7,879,108 Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge 0 2004
7,614,258 Prosthetic repair fabric 51 2006
8,182,545 Implantable prosthesis 4 2008
9,072,586 Implantable prosthesis 0 2009
7,900,484 Prosthetic repair fabric 10 2009
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COVIDIEN LP (12)
8,906,045 Articulating patch deployment device and method of use 0 2010
8,888,811 Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue 0 2010
8,753,359 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 2 2010
8,317,808 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 3 2010
8,808,314 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 0 2010
8,758,373 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 1 2010
8,579,924 Implantable devices including a mesh and a pivotable film 0 2012
9,005,308 Implantable film/mesh composite for passage of tissue therebetween 0 2012
8,932,621 Implantable film/mesh composite 0 2012
8,734,473 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 1 2012
9,044,235 Magnetic clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,034,002 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
 
INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (33)
6,482,235 Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation 248 2000
7,220,281 Implant for reinforcing and annulus fibrosis 81 2002
7,094,258 Methods of reinforcing an annulus fibrosis 51 2002
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 154 2002
7,124,761 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 56 2002
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 23 2003
7,507,243 Devices and method for augmenting a vertebral disc 30 2003
7,563,282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 25 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 21 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 1 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 19 2004
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 48 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 57 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 19 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 5 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 22 2006
7,524,333 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 45 2006
7,500,978 Method for delivering and positioning implants in the intervertebral disc environment 22 2006
7,553,330 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 32 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 9 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 20 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 11 2007
7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 18 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 9 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 10 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 1 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 18 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 1 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 1 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 2 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 5 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 1 2011
9,039,741 Bone anchor systems 0 2013
 
AMENDIA, INC. (1)
* 8,663,326 Biologic artificial bone 0 2007
 
Anova Corporation (4)
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 36 2003
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
8,821,549 Methods and apparatus for anulus repair 0 2009
8,936,642 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 0 2011
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (22)
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 72 2003
7,753,941 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 21 2004
7,615,076 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 78 2005
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 5 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 1 2005
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 50 2006
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8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 3 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 5 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 6 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 8 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 4 2006
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 6 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 58 2007
7,905,923 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 3 2007
7,963,992 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 2 2008
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 4 2008
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 2 2009
8,652,153 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and bone anchor delivery tool 0 2010
8,460,319 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and method 0 2010
8,556,977 Tissue anchoring system and method 1 2010
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 1 2012
 
SURGICAL STRUCTURE LTD. (1)
* 8,920,370 Hernia repair device 0 2005
 
ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,034,112 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 4 2006
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (2)
* 6,066,777 Anatomical prosthesis for the repair of hernias by a laparoscopic or open route 28 1997
8,388,693 Surgical fastener for attaching a hernia prosthesis 0 2009
 
ETHICON, INC. (7)
6,425,924 Hernia repair prosthesis 83 2000
6,755,867 Hernia repair prosthesis and method 18 2000
6,551,356 Pocketed hernia repair 114 2001
6,575,988 Deployment apparatus for supple surgical materials 73 2001
6,712,859 Hernia repair prosthesis and methods for making same 44 2001
6,800,082 Absorbable mesh device 39 2001
6,755,868 Hernia repair device 29 2002
 
BARD SHANNON LIMITED (2)
9,011,550 Method of mending a groin defect 0 2012
9,011,552 Method of mending a groin defect 0 2014
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (24)
6,375,662 Thin soft tissue surgical support mesh 33 1999
6,755,781 Medical slings 92 2001
6,666,817 Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them 88 2001
6,689,047 Treating urinary incontinence 107 2001
6,669,706 Thin soft tissue surgical support mesh 91 2001
8,617,048 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 0 2002
8,162,816 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 1 2002
7,235,043 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 74 2002
7,025,772 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 59 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 130 2002
6,953,428 Medical slings 65 2002
6,936,052 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 87 2002
7,070,558 Medical slings 85 2003
7,361,138 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 12 2003
8,033,983 Medical implant 4 2003
7,402,133 Spacer for sling delivery system 17 2003
7,465,270 Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them 7 2003
7,014,607 Treating urinary incontinence 26 2003
7,762,969 Medical slings 9 2005
7,981,022 Medical slings 31 2006
7,824,326 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 1 2008
8,632,453 Spacer for sling delivery system 0 2008
8,376,928 Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them 0 2008
8,764,622 Medical slings 0 2011
 
POLYTOCH MEDICAL LTD. (1)
9,005,241 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 0 2014
 
Davol, Inc. (a C.R. Bard Company) (12)
6,652,595 Method of repairing inguinal hernias 102 1998
6,497,650 Hernia prosthesis 40 2000
6,790,213 Implantable prosthesis 91 2002
7,101,381 Implantable prosthesis 49 2002
7,156,804 Hernia prosthesis 6 2002
7,824,420 Implantable prosthesis 21 2004
8,298,290 Implantable prosthesis for soft tissue repair 1 2004
7,785,334 Implantable prosthesis 6 2006
8,500,762 Fixating means between a mesh and mesh deployment means especially useful for hernia repair surgeries and methods thereof 29 2008
7,806,905 Implantable prosthesis 6 2009
8,920,445 Method and apparatus for repairing a hernia 0 2009
8,956,373 Implantable prosthesis 0 2010
 
CAUTHEN RESEARCH GROUP, INC. (1)
7,670,379 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method 23 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
* 6,099,518 Needle herniorrhaphy devices 18 1998
6,258,113 Needle herniorrhaphy devices 23 2000
6,638,292 Needle herniorrhaphy devices 15 2001
* Cited By Examiner