Patents by Inventor Melissa Bowley

Melissa Bowley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200054431
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for mending anatomical defects, including a groin hernia. The prosthesis includes a prosthetic repair patch that may be implanted in different tissue planes to mend a defect. The patch may include a medial portion configured to be positioned in a first tissue plane and a lateral portion configured to be positioned in a second tissue plane offset from the first tissue plane. The patch may include a transition region configured to extend through tissue and/or muscle, such as fascia, separating the tissue planes and transition the patch from one tissue plane to the other tissue plane. The transition region may be configured to inhibit buckling and/or bunching of the patch when implanted through the fascia. The lateral portion of the patch may have a level of stiffness that facilitates implantation of the patch in different tissue planes while inhibiting patient sensation to the implanted patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Bowley, Devang Vijay Shah, Philip A. Tessier
  • Publication number: 20200054430
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for mending anatomical defects, including a groin hernia. The prosthesis includes a prosthetic repair patch that may be implanted in different tissue planes to mend a defect. The patch may include a medial portion configured to be positioned in a first tissue plane and a lateral portion configured to be positioned in a second tissue plane offset from the first tissue plane. The patch may include a transition region configured to extend through tissue and/or muscle, such as fascia, separating the tissue planes and transition the patch from one tissue plane to the other tissue plane. The transition region may be configured to inhibit buckling and/or bunching of the patch when implanted through the fascia. The lateral portion of the patch may have a level of stiffness that facilitates implantation of the patch in different tissue planes while inhibiting patient sensation to the implanted patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Bowley, Devang Vijay Shah, Philip A. Tessier
  • Publication number: 20200030073
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis and a method of repairing an anatomical defect, such as a soft tissue defect, by promoting tissue growth with the prosthetic. The prosthesis includes a body with an inner portion and an outer margin that extends outwardly beyond the inner portion, the outer margin including an inner portion side and an outer peripheral edge. The outer margin includes a tissue infiltratable portion, such as a tissue infiltratable layer, having a thickness that decreases from the inner portion side towards the outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Bowley, Brian Leach
  • Patent number: 10478281
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for mending anatomical defects, including a groin hernia. The prosthesis includes a prosthetic repair patch that may be implanted in different tissue planes to mend a defect. The patch may include a medial portion configured to be positioned in a first tissue plane and a lateral portion configured to be positioned in a second tissue plane offset from the first tissue plane. The patch may include a transition region configured to extend through tissue and/or muscle, such as fascia, separating the tissue planes and transition the patch from one tissue plane to the other tissue plane. The transition region may be configured to inhibit buckling and/or bunching of the patch when implanted through the fascia. The lateral portion of the patch may have a level of stiffness that facilitates implantation of the patch in different tissue planes while inhibiting patient sensation to the implanted patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Bowley, Devang Vijay Shah, Philip A. Tessier
  • Patent number: 10478279
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis and a method of repairing an anatomical defect, such as a soft tissue defect, by promoting tissue growth with the prosthetic. The prosthesis includes a body with an inner portion and an outer margin that extends outwardly beyond the inner portion, the outer margin including an inner portion side and an outer peripheral edge. The outer margin includes a tissue infiltratable portion, such as a tissue infiltratable layer, having a thickness that decreases from the inner portion side towards the outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Bowley, Brian Leach
  • Publication number: 20180064521
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis and a method of repairing an anatomical defect, such as a soft tissue defect, by promoting tissue growth with the prosthetic. The prosthesis includes a body with an inner portion and an outer margin that extends outwardly beyond the inner portion, the outer margin including an inner portion side and an outer peripheral edge. The outer margin includes a tissue infiltratable portion, such as a tissue infiltratable layer, having a thickness that decreases from the inner portion side towards the outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Bowley, Brian Leach
  • Publication number: 20170348084
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for mending anatomical defects, including a groin hernia. The prosthesis includes a prosthetic repair patch that may be implanted in different tissue planes to mend a defect. The patch may include a medial portion configured to be positioned in a first tissue plane and a lateral portion configured to be positioned in a second tissue plane offset from the first tissue plane. The patch may include a transition region configured to extend through tissue and/or muscle, such as fascia, separating the tissue planes and transition the patch from one tissue plane to the other tissue plane. The transition region may be configured to inhibit buckling and/or bunching of the patch when implanted through the fascia. The lateral portion of the patch may have a level of stiffness that facilitates implantation of the patch in different tissue planes while inhibiting patient sensation to the implanted patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Bowley, Devang Vijay Shah, Philip A. Tessier
  • Patent number: 9180001
    Abstract: Surgical procedures of the breast where an adhesive is applied to fixate a reshaped and/or relocated portion of breast tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Melissa Bowley
  • Publication number: 20150051623
    Abstract: Surgical procedures of the breast where an adhesive is applied to fixate a reshaped and/or relocated portion of breast tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Melissa Bowley