Patents by Inventor Philip Tessier

Philip Tessier 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180267683
    Abstract: In one example, a portable device comprises one or more processors operable to determine a plurality of first food images and determine a plurality of second food images. Each of the first food images are associated with a respective first cooking recipe. Each of the second food images are associated with a respective second cooking recipe. The processors are further operable to transmit for display a first graphical image that includes a first column and a second column. The first column includes the first food images presented side-by-side. The second column includes the second food images presented side-by-side. The processors are further operable to receive an indication that the user has selected a particular first food image, to determine a subset of second food images, and to transmit for display a second graphical image that includes a second column that includes the subset of second food images presented side-by-side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventors: Philip Tessier, Christoph Milz, Owen Hay, Jordan Meyer
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170238749
    Abstract: According to one example, a system includes a heat source operable to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item in accordance with a cooking recipe. The system further includes a processor operable to receive, via a first communication link with a wireless device, an indication of a first temperature associated with the cooking recipe. The processor is further operable to, based on the indication of the first temperature, adjust the amount of energy provided by the heat source. The processor is further operable to send, to a user interface system, an indication of the adjusted amount of energy provided by the heat source. The system further includes a user interface system that includes an array of light source systems operable to provide a visual representation of the adjusted amount of energy, and a touch sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventors: Darren Erik Vengroff, Philip Tessier, Martin Kastner
  • Patent number: 9072586
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis is provided for repairing an anatomical defect, such as a tissue or muscle defect, that promotes tissue of muscle ingrowth into the prosthesis and subsequently strengthens the area of the defect. The prosthesis is easy to manipulate and may be designed to minimize the incidence of postoperative adhesions between a portion of the prosthesis and surrounding tissue or organs. The prosthesis may include one or more layers of biologically compatible material that is suitable for repairing a defect. The prosthesis may include a support assembly to facilitate manipulation and deployment of the prosthesis. The support assembly may include a stiffening member that is surrounded by material that separates the stiffening member from the layer of material. The stiffening member may be located in a sleeve of material, such as mesh fabric. The stiffening member may be formed from a resorbable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra J. Ranucci, Tami L. Hamlin, Philip A. Tessier, Marianne Staudenmeier, Damian H. Tomlin
  • Publication number: 20110288567
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis is provided for repairing an anatomical defect, such as a tissue or muscle defect, that promotes tissue of muscle ingrowth into the prosthesis and subsequently strengthens the area of the defect. The prosthesis is easy to manipulate and may be designed to minimize the incidence of postoperative adhesions between a portion of the prosthesis and surrounding tissue or organs. The prosthesis may include one or more layers of biologically compatible material that is suitable for repairing a defect. The prosthesis may include a support assembly to facilitate manipulation and deployment of the prosthesis. The support assembly may include a stiffening member that is surrounded by material that separates the stiffening member from the layer of material. The stiffening member may be located in a sleeve of material, such as mesh fabric. The stiffening member may be formed from a resorbable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC
    Inventors: Debra J. Ranucci, Tami L. Hamlin, Philip A. Tessier, Marianne Staudenmeier, Damian H. Tomlin
  • Patent number: 6790213
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Cherok, Stephen N. Eldridge, Roger E. Darois, Patrick J. Devlin, Matthew R. Fenton, Steven Palmer Ford, Philip A. Tessier
  • Publication number: 20030130745
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Dennis Cherok, Stephen N. Eldridge, Roger E. Darois, Patrick J. Devlin, Matthew R. Fenton, Steven Palmer Ford, Philip A. Tessier
  • Patent number: 6077246
    Abstract: A medical irrigation pump and pump system utilize a permanent non-sterile drive motor capable of operating disposable sterile single use pump units each of which is specifically designed for a particular medical procedure. The pump units have housings which are adapted to be interchangeable within the permanent controller system. Only the sterilized and disposable pump units come into contact with the fluid pathway during pumping. A pattern of bumps on each pump unit is unique for the medical procedure for which the pump unit was designed. The pattern of bumps engages switches on the controller, enabling the controller to identify what type of pump unit has been installed. After automatically identifying the type of pump unit and the intended medical procedure, the controller automatically selects a default motor speed that will provide an appropriate fluid pressure for that particular procedure. Buttons on a control panel also enable the user to manually adjust the pressure delivered by the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Karen E. Kullas, Glen French, Joan Kinniburgh, Augustus Felix, Philip Tessier, Dean L. Kamen, Bradley Miller, Kevin Grant