US Patent No: 6,066,777

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Anatomical prosthesis for the repair of hernias by a laparoscopic or open route

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The invention relates to an anatomical prosthesis adapted specially for the inguinal region and intended for the repair of inguinal hernias, especially by a laparoscopic route. It comprises a first and a second plate, each comprising a porous and flexible prosthetic material, and these being connected to one another along a connection line by a connection means. The two plates are asymmetrical in relation to one another, and, in a deployed configuration of the prosthesis, the second plate has at least one undulated developed shape, and anatomical so as to match the general shape of the lower inguinal structures, and correspondingly the connection line has at least one undulated curved shape, the generatrix describing this developed shape and passing through the connection line being directed at an aperture angle .theta. at most equal to 150.degree. relative to the plane of the first plate.

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SOFRADIM PRODUCTIONTREVOUX49

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Benchetrit, Salomon 276 rue Andre Philip 69003, Lyon, FR 14 475

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
4,769,038 Prostheses and techniques and repair of inguinal and femoral hernias 181 1986
5,716,408 Prosthesis for hernia repair and soft tissue reconstruction 111 1996
 
BARD ASDI INC. (1)
5,769,864 Hernia mesh patch 138 1996
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
5,716,409 Reinforcement sheet for use in surgical repair 95 1996
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
4,878,890 Perihepatic prosthesis 121 1987
 
FLARED PATCH, INC. (1)
5,147,374 Prosthetic mesh patch for hernia repair 283 1991
 
Katecho, Inc. (1)
4,693,720 Device for surgically repairing soft tissues and method for making the same 52 1985
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,425,740 Endoscopic hernia repair clip and method 176 1994

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (8)
7,404,819 Implantable prosthesis 28 2000
6,740,122 Preformed curved prosthesis that is adapted to the external iliac vessels 6 2001
6,723,133 Performed curved prosthesis having a reduced incidence of developing wrinkles or folds 31 2001
7,011,688 Prosthetic repair fabric 47 2002
6,736,823 Prosthetic repair fabric 134 2002
6,736,854 Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge 148 2002
7,879,108 Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge 0 2004
8,182,545 Implantable prosthesis 0 2008
 
COVIDIEN LP (6)
7,670,362 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 10 2004
8,292,933 Multiple member interconnect for surgical instrument and absorbable screw fastener 0 2010
8,753,359 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 0 2010
8,317,808 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 0 2010
8,808,314 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 0 2010
8,734,473 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 0 2012
 
DAVOL, INC. (3)
6,497,650 Hernia prosthesis 32 2000
7,156,804 Hernia prosthesis 3 2002
8,298,290 Implantable prosthesis for soft tissue repair 0 2004
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
6,425,924 Hernia repair prosthesis 72 2000
6,755,868 Hernia repair device 21 2002
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (2)
8,323,675 Soft tissue prosthesis for repairing a defect of an abdominal wall or a pelvic cavity wall 2 2005
8,460,695 Making a soft tissue prosthesis for repairing a defect of an abdominal wall or a pelvic cavity wall 0 2012
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (1)
7,112,209 Anatomical wall reinforcement for the treatment of an inguinal hernia 1 2002