US Patent No: 7,824,420

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Implantable prosthesis

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040215219

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

An implantable prosthesis for an anatomical defect, such as a tissue or muscle defect, that promotes tissue or muscle growth into the prosthesis and subsequently strengthens the area of the defect. At least one pocket and preferably two concentric pockets may be provided to aid with manipulating the prosthesis. Where two pockets are used, a barrier or partition exists between the pockets and the outer pocket allows manipulation of the outer periphery. The incidence of postoperative adhesions between a portion of the prosthesis and tissue, muscle or organs may be minimized with the use of a barrier layer. Reinforcing members may be attached to portions of the prosthesis to aid in positioning and deployment in the area of desired coverage without rendering the prosthesis unduly difficult to implant or uncomfortable for the patient. Typically, two concentric members are employed. Further, the prosthesis is constructed to allow it to be provisionally held in place at desired locations by openings in the pockets that allow access for a stapler or sewing device.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

all claims..

Related Publications

Loading Related Publications... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DAVOL, INC.CRANSTON, RI35

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Darois, Roger Foster, RI 7 72
Eldridge, Stephen N Exeter, RI 24 1061

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (23)
4,187,390 Porous products and process therefor 604 1977
4,344,999 Breathable laminate 85 1980
4,385,093 Multi-component, highly porous, high strength PTFE article and method for manufacturing same 86 1980
4,482,516 Process for producing a high strength porous polytetrafluoroethylene product having a coarse microstructure 213 1982
4,478,665 Method for manufacturing highly porous, high strength PTFE articles 68 1983
4,598,011 High strength porous polytetrafluoroethylene product having a coarse microstructure 54 1984
4,902,423 Highly air permeable expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membranes and process for making them 80 1989
5,032,445 Methods and articles for treating periodontal disease and bone defects 50 1989
5,098,779 Carvable implant material 43 1990
5,217,797 Chemically resistant diaphragm 34 1992
5,433,996 Laminated patch tissue repair sheet material 82 1993
6,031,148 Implantable bioabsorbable article 119 1993
6,025,044 Thin-wall polytetrafluoroethylene tube 61 1994
5,504,170 Aqueous microemulsion polymerization of tetrafluoroethylene 6 1995
5,614,284 Laminated patch tissue repair sheet material 50 1995
5,677,031 Porous PTFE structures 13 1995
5,708,044 Polyetrafluoroethylene compositions 20 1996
5,645,915 High strength porous PTFE sheet material 34 1996
5,741,297 Daisy occluder and method for septal defect repair 208 1996
6,048,484 Process for forming a seamless tube of expanded PTFE from a sheet of expanded PTFE 46 1996
5,879,366 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 333 1996
6,030,694 Rigid sheet polytetrafluoroethylene material 12 1997
6,080,182 Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using 302 1997
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (13)
4,769,038 Prostheses and techniques and repair of inguinal and femoral hernias 180 1986
5,356,432 Implantable mesh prosthesis and method for repairing muscle or tissue wall defects 279 1993
5,766,246 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prothesis 211 1994
5,593,441 Method for limiting the incidence of postoperative adhesions 160 1995
5,695,525 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 222 1995
5,569,273 Surgical mesh fabric 119 1995
5,716,408 Prosthesis for hernia repair and soft tissue reconstruction 111 1996
5,954,767 Curved prosthetic mesh and its method of manufacture 102 1996
6,120,539 Prosthetic repair fabric 139 1997
6,267,772 Implantable prosthesis 220 1999
6,258,124 Prosthetic repair fabric 96 1999
6,214,020 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 94 1999
6,270,530 Prosthetic repair fabric 119 2000
 
BARD ASDI INC. (10)
5,634,931 Hernia mesh patches and methods of their use 156 1994
5,769,864 Hernia mesh patch 137 1996
5,916,225 Hernia mesh patch 146 1998
D416327 Hernia patch 21 1998
6,171,318 Hernia mesh patch with stiffening layer 53 1999
6,280,453 Hernia mesh patch with stiffener line segment 127 1999
6,290,708 Hernia mesh patch with seal stiffener 34 1999
6,176,863 Hernia mesh patch with I-shaped filament 60 1999
6,224,616 Hernia mesh patch 56 1999
6,174,320 Hernia mesh patch with slit 37 1999
 
ETHICON, INC. (8)
4,796,603 Pad-like implant 46 1987
5,686,090 Multi-layered implant 51 1995
5,972,008 Method and apparatus for retaining a surgical mesh 17 1998
6,241,768 Prosthetic device for the repair of a hernia 91 1998
6,113,641 Prosthesis for the obturation of a hernial canal 22 1998
6,287,316 Knitted surgical mesh 278 1999
6,551,356 Pocketed hernia repair 91 2001
6,800,082 Absorbable mesh device 22 2001
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (7)
4,633,873 Surgical repair mesh 235 1984
4,655,221 Method of using a surgical repair mesh 208 1985
4,871,365 Partially absorbable prosthetic tubular article having an external support 51 1986
5,092,884 Surgical composite structure having absorbable and nonabsorbable components 43 1990
4,997,440 Vascular graft with absorbable and nonabsorbable components 40 1990
5,141,522 Composite material having absorbable and non-absorbable components for use with mammalian tissue 48 1992
5,326,355 Composite material having absorbable and nonabsorbable components for use with mammalian tissue 29 1992
 
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (5)
5,512,624 Impact resistant polytetrafluoroethylene and preparation thereof 6 1995
5,721,023 Polyethylene terephthalate articles having desirable adhesion and non-blocking characteristics, and a preparative process therefor 35 1995
5,690,878 Method for forming solution cast tetrafluoroethylene polymer films 4 1996
5,965,074 Continuous paste extrusion method 14 1998
6,177,533 Polytetrafluoroethylene resin 18 1999
 
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. (4)
5,234,739 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous film and preparation and use thereof 61 1992
5,688,836 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous material and process for production of the same 7 1994
6,133,165 Bulky polytetrafluoroethylene filament and split yarn, method of producting thereof, method of producing cotton-like materials by using said filament or split yarn and filter cloth for dust collection 13 1996
6,287,497 Molded polytetrafluoroethylene article and method of production thereof 3 1999
 
DAVOL, INC. (4)
5,725,577 Prosthesis for the repair of soft tissue defects 100 1993
6,652,595 Method of repairing inguinal hernias 53 1998
6,669,735 Prosthesis for surgical treatment of hernia 136 2001
6,790,213 Implantable prosthesis 69 2002
 
United States Surgical Corporation (4)
5,292,328 Polypropylene multifilament warp knitted mesh and its use in surgery 84 1991
5,333,624 Surgical attaching apparatus 76 1992
5,370,650 Articulating mesh deployment apparatus 148 1993
5,795,584 Post-surgical anti-adhesion device 76 1995
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (3)
5,411,550 Implantable prosthetic device for the delivery of a bioactive material 98 1993
6,066,776 Self-forming prosthesis for repair of soft tissue defects 56 1997
6,287,337 Multi-stage prosthesis 21 1999
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (3)
5,100,422 Blood vessel patch 235 1989
5,104,400 Blood vessel patch 75 1991
5,641,443 Method of forming dual porosity PTFE tubes by extrusion of concentric preforms 36 1995
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (3)
4,816,339 Multi-layered poly(tetrafluoroethylene)/elastomer materials useful for in vivo implantation 341 1987
5,552,100 Method for manufacturing porous fluoropolymer films 58 1995
6,099,791 Methods of manufacture of multiaxially oriented fluoropolymer films 35 1996
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (3)
4,277,429 Production of asymmetric porous film materials 38 1979
5,110,527 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous material and process for producing the same 40 1990
5,234,751 Porous material of polytetrafluoroethylene and process for producing the same 27 1992
 
CHIENNA B.V. (2)
5,508,036 Devices for preventing tissue adhesion 47 1993
5,480,436 Method for preventing tissue adhesion 51 1994
 
COOK INCORPORATED (2)
5,141,515 Apparatus and methods for repairing hernias 205 1990
5,116,357 Hernia plug and introducer apparatus 227 1991
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
5,258,000 Tissue aperture repair device 305 1991
5,397,331 Supporting device and apparatus for inserting the device 201 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,972,007 Energy-base method applied to prosthetics for repairing tissue defects 112 1997
6,004,333 Prosthetic with collagen for tissue repair 55 1997
 
FOUR POINT INNOVATIONS, INC. (2)
5,122,155 Hernia repair apparatus and method of use 219 1991
5,366,460 Apparatus and method for laparoscope hernia repair 223 1992
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (2)
5,836,961 Apparatus and method for developing an anatomic space for laparoscopic hernia repair and patch for use therewith 84 1993
5,871,498 Expansible apparatus with back-loaded cannula 22 1996
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (2)
5,002,551 Method and material for prevention of surgical adhesions 155 1985
4,840,626 Heparin-containing adhesion prevention barrier and process 88 1986
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 218 1996
6,036,724 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 36 1998
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
5,505,887 Extrusion process for manufacturing PTFE products 33 1994
6,309,343 Method for making an ePTFE graft-stent composite device 18 1999
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (2)
5,116,360 Mesh composite graft 291 1990
6,080,198 Method for forming a yarn wrapped PTFE tubular prosthesis 31 1997
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (2)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 15 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 15 2001
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (2)
5,334,217 Septal defect closure device 513 1993
6,077,281 Septal defect closure device 180 1999
 
ALCARE CO., LTD. (1)
5,461,885 Substrate for retaining a hardenable composition 29 1994
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,942,875 Surgical repair device having absorbable and nonabsorbable components 80 1988
 
ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS OPERATIONS LLC (1)
6,162,537 Implantable fibers and medical articles 64 1997
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL ORPORATION (1)
6,315,791 Self-expanding prothesis 83 1998
 
Ausimont S.p.A. (1)
6,262,209 Process for preparing modified PTFE 4 1999
 
B. BRAUN SURGICAL GMBH (1)
5,722,992 Implant, its use in surgery and processes for the production thereof 16 1996
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,923,464 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular reconstruction prosthesis 128 1985
 
BIODERM, INC. (1)
5,713,842 Occlusive wound dressing and applicator with same flexibility 37 1994
 
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
5,677,047 Process for producing microporous PTFE 6 1995
 
BROWN, RODERICK B., M.D., DR. (1)
5,824,082 Patch for endoscopic repair of hernias 131 1997
 
BTG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
5,514,231 Process for producing microporous PTFE 8 1995
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (1)
5,425,744 Occluder for repair of cardiac and vascular defects 270 1994
 
Cogent Limited (1)
5,697,978 Prosthetic element for the treatment of inguinal hernias, in particular by the celioscopic route 65 1995
 
COLTEC INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTORS INC. (1)
5,697,390 Process for producing filled polytetrafluoroethylene resin composite materials and products 37 1996
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
5,716,409 Reinforcement sheet for use in surgical repair 94 1996
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (1)
6,235,377 Microporous membrane with a stratified pore structure created in situ and process 19 1995
 
DOW B. HICKAM, INC., A TX CORP. (1)
4,725,279 Bio compatible and blood compatible materials and methods 30 1985
 
ELLIS DEVELOPMENTS LTD. (1)
5,990,378 Textile surgical implants 145 1996
 
ETHICON GMBH (1)
6,162,962 Areal implant 58 1997
 
Ethicon, S.A.S. (1)
6,210,439 To subcutaneous prostheses for mammaplasty 85 1999
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,214,029 Septal defect occluder 133 2000
 
FRA. MO Snc di Franca Riva & C (1)
6,168,739 Sheet material 2 1999
 
FZIOMED, INC. (1)
6,193,731 Laparoscopic insertion and deployment device 36 1998
 
GARLOCK SEALING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
4,900,629 High compressibility gasket material 16 1988
 
Gunze Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,882,162 Artificial skin 41 1988
 
GUNZE LIMITED (1)
5,861,034 Artificial dura mater 13 1997
 
H.C. Implants B.V. (1)
5,147,401 Artificial skin 19 1990
 
HITACHI CABLE, LTD. (1)
5,686,033 Process of making PTFE fibers 11 1996
 
HOSTAFLON GMBH (1)
5,641,571 Polytetrafluoroethylene micor powders, their preparation and use 14 1995
 
IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES PLC (1)
5,222,987 Composite material for use in a prosthetic device 53 1990
 
INAX CORPORATION (1)
4,784,899 Electroconductive nonwoven fabric-resin composite articles and method for production thereof 21 1987
 
INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L. (1)
5,599,606 Sheet-like sandwich molding 11 1993
 
Islet Sheet Medical, Inc. (1)
5,855,613 Retrievable bioartificial implants having dimensions allowing rapid diffusion of oxygen and rapid biological response to physiological change 37 1995
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,007,916 Method and material for prevention of surgical adhesions 47 1989
 
Katecho, Inc. (1)
4,693,720 Device for surgically repairing soft tissues and method for making the same 51 1985
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
5,545,178 System for closing a percutaneous puncture formed by a trocar to prevent tissue at the puncture from herniating 411 1994
 
KIRSCH, AXEL (1)
5,591,234 Post-surgery orthopedic covering 36 1995
 
KURARAY CO., LTD. (1)
4,664,669 Composite hollow fiber-type separation membranes, processes for the preparation thereof and their use 79 1984
 
LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5,698,300 Moulded article made of polytetrafluoroethylene 4 1994
 
MEDEX, INC. (1)
5,601,579 Method for the treatment of bowel adhesions 47 1994
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
6,176,875 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 45 1998
 
NIPPON VALQUA INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
5,358,678 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous film and process for preparing the same 13 1992
 
Nippon Zeon Co., Ltd. (1)
5,192,301 Closing plug of a defect for medical use and a closing plug device utilizing it 621 1991
 
NISSHO CORPORATION (1)
5,507,811 Prosthetic device for atrial septal defect repair 172 1994
 
Nitto Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (1)
4,760,102 Porous polytetrafluoroethylene material 45 1986
 
Organogenesis, Inc. (1)
5,733,337 Tissue repair fabric 274 1995
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,922,026 Surgical method and prosthetic strip therefor 186 1997
 
PALL CORPORATION (1)
6,274,043 Porous polytetrafluoroethylene membrane 6 2000
 
PRODESCO, INC. (1)
6,090,116 Knitted surgical mesh 87 1999
 
SCHULTZ, LEONARD S. (1)
5,456,720 Prosthesis for repair of direct space and indirect space inguinal hernias 144 1993
 
SECANT MEDICAL, LLC (1)
6,192,944 Method of forming a textile member with undulating wire 62 2000
 
Sipes; Earl K. (1)
5,290,217 Method and apparatus for hernia repair 299 1991
 
SM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,759,204 Methods and apparatus for establishing a stable body pocket 13 1997
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (1)
5,919,232 Prosthetic fabric 106 1997
 
STANDARD TEXTILE CO., INC. (1)
4,561,434 Launderable cloth-like product for surgical use and method of making the same 38 1983
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, A NON-PROFIT CORP. OF PA (1)
5,108,420 Aperture occlusion device 580 1991
 
The Nemours Foundation (1)
5,634,944 Body membrane prosthesis 72 1995
 
THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
5,519,004 Elastomeric polypeptide matrices for preventing adhesion of biological materials 17 1995
 
TRANQUIL PROSPECTS, LTD., A COMPANY OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (1)
4,576,608 Porous body-implantable polytetrafluoroethylene 138 1983
 
Union Showa Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
5,514,633 Desiccant for HFC-32 and HFC-152A 10 1994
 
UNOMEDICAL A/S (1)
5,743,917 Prosthesis for the repair of soft tissue defects 118 1994
 
USBiomaterials, Inc. (1)
5,990,380 Percutaneous biofixed medical implants 11 1997
 
XENOMEDICA A.G., ONE AMERICAN PLAZA, EVANSTON, IL. 60201, A SWISS CORPORATION (1)
4,400,833 Means and method of implanting bioprosthetics 289 1981
 
XOMED SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,522,896 Biocompatible composite material 93 1994
 
YEU MING TAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
6,080,472 Porous polytetrafluoroethylene molded article 13 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (22)
4,347,847 Method of hernia repair 216 1980
4,403,604 Gastric pouch 217 1982
4,452,245 Surgical mesh and method 223 1982
4,585,458 Means and method of implanting bioprosthetics 91 1983
4,854,316 Apparatus and method for repairing and preventing para-stomal hernias 144 1986
4,710,192 Diaphragm and method for occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta 372 1986
4,713,075 Method for the repair of connective tissue 34 1986
4,917,089 Buttoned device for the transvenous occlusion of intracardiac defects 404 1988
4,955,907 Implantable prosthetic device 88 1989
4,994,084 Reconstructive surgery method and implant 62 1989
5,195,542 Reinforcement and supporting device for the rotator cuff of a shoulder joint of a person 82 1990
5,217,494 Tissue supporting prosthesis 50 1991
5,254,133 Surgical implantation device and related method of use 220 1991
5,147,384 Pacifier tether for use in enhancing an infant's developmental reflexes 29 1991
5,282,851 Intraocular prostheses 47 1992
5,368,602 Surgical mesh with semi-rigid border members 184 1993
5,413,597 Three-layer vascular prostheses 112 1993
5,425,740 Endoscopic hernia repair clip and method 173 1994
5,653,760 Method and apparatus for managing macromolecular distribution 15 1995
5,813,975 Double layer dynamic prosthesis for surgical treatment of the inguinal hernia 54 1996
6,187,043 Implantable prosthetic device 70 1997
6,218,000 Microporous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) bodies with filler 27 1998

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COVIDIEN LP (4)
8,584,920 Surgical stapling apparatus including releasable buttress 0 2011
8,616,430 Interlocking buttress material retention system 0 2012
8,631,989 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2012
8,757,466 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
 
PROXY BIOMEDICAL LIMITED (1)
8,709,096 Tissue repair implant 0 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,556,990 Reinforced PTFE medical barriers 0 2010

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 May 2, 2014
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 May 2, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 May 2, 2022
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00

Full Text

 
loading....