US Patent No: 7,824,420

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Implantable prosthesis

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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.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DAVOL, INC. (A C.R. BARD COMPANY)CRANSTON, RI28

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Darois, Roger Foster, US 6 91
Eldridge, Stephen N Exeter, US 18 1235

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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* 2010/0217,392 REINFORCED PTFE MEDICAL BARRIERS 0 2010
 
BARD SHANNON LIMITED (2)
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9,011,552 Method of mending a groin defect 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (16)
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9,010,609 Circular stapler including buttress 0 2012
9,010,612 Buttress support design for EEA anvil 0 2012
8,820,606 Buttress retention system for linear endostaplers 11 2012
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8,616,430 Interlocking buttress material retention system 15 2012
8,631,989 Surgical stapling apparatus 15 2012
8,757,466 Surgical stapling apparatus 10 2013
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8,870,050 Surgical stapling apparatus including releasable buttress 0 2013
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9,010,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2014
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9,010,610 Buttress retention system for linear endostaplers 0 2014
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (1)
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PROXY BIOMEDICAL LIMITED (3)
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