Patents by Inventor Raymond Rackley

Raymond Rackley 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).

  • Patent number: 10813945
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20190343872
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 10398724
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20150335414
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence is disclosed including anchoring an incontinence treatment device in a patient by securing anchor portions of the incontinence treatment device relative to a first ramus associated with a first obturator foramen and a second ramus associated with a second obturator foramen of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Patent number: 9072585
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence includes making an incision and exposing urethral tissue in a patient and employing a tool to place an implant into the incision. The method also includes coupling a first end of the implant to the tool and directing the tool and the first end of the implant through a first obturator foramen of the patient and following the same approach on a contralateral side of the patient thus suspending the implant between the first obturator foramen and the second obturator foramen of the patient. The method additionally includes elevating a urethra of the patient with a central portion of the implant, and securing the first end of the implant relative to a first descending ramus of the patient and securing the second end of the implant relative to a second descending ramus of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Publication number: 20140194675
    Abstract: An implant for use in the treatment of urinary incontinence includes a suburethral support and an anchor portion extending from the support portion. The support portion is operatively positionable at or distal to the bulbar urethral complex and the anchor portion is operatively extensible through the obturator foramen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Patent number: 8727962
    Abstract: The invention, in various embodiments, provides systems, devices, and methods for treating urinary incontinence. The present invention relates to prefabricated urethral suspension slings, methods of making the slings, methods of attaching suture to the slings, kits comprising the slings, and methods of using the slings to treat urinary incontinence. The slings comprise a biocompatible material having an elongate shape adapted for urethral suspension. The material has a central portion extending longitudinally between a first end portion and a second end portion. Each end portion of the sling contains at least one suture receiving site. The suture receiving sites are formed prior to surgery and may be reinforced through a variety of means. Sutures may be attached to the suture receiving sites during the manufacturing process or by the physician prior to or during surgery. Additionally, the end portions of the sling containing the suture receiving sites may be thicker than the central portion of the sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry N. Gellman, William Martin, Raymond Rackley
  • Publication number: 20140072636
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, ancurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Michael Madden, Arthur R. Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Patent number: 8608640
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence includes forming a first incision exposing a urethral region a patient and forming first and second suprapubic incisions. The method includes tunneling an introducer from the first suprapubic incision superficially anterior to a pubic symphysis of the patient and out of the first incision, attaching a first portion of an implant to the introducer and retracting the introducer and the first portion of the implant from the first incision to the first suprapubic incision, and repeating these maneuvers on the contralateral side. The method includes forming third and fourth incisions and tunneling a suitable introducer from the third/fourth incisions through separate obturator foramen of the patient to allow retracting portions of the implant from the first incision back through to the third/fourth incision with the introducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Publication number: 20130231524
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence includes making an incision and exposing urethral tissue in a patient and employing a tool to place an implant into the incision. The method also includes coupling a first end of the implant to the tool and directing the tool and the first end of the implant through a first obturator foramen of the patient and following the same approach on a contralateral side of the patient thus suspending the implant between the first obturator foramen and the second obturator foramen of the patient. The method additionally includes elevating a urethra of the patient with a central portion of the implant, and securing the first end of the implant relative to a first descending ramus of the patient and securing the second end of the implant relative to a second descending ramus of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Patent number: 8485962
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence includes making an incision and exposing urethral tissue in a patient and employing a tool to place an implant into the incision. The method also includes coupling a first end of the implant to the tool and directing the tool and the first end of the implant through a first obturator foramen of the patient and following the same approach on a contralateral side of the patient thus suspending the implant between the first obturator foramen and the second obturator foramen of the patient. The method additionally includes elevating a urethra of the patient with a central portion of the implant, and securing the first end of the implant relative to a first descending ramus of the patient and securing the second end of the implant relative to a second descending ramus of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Patent number: 8394400
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Mike Madden, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20120259169
    Abstract: A method of treating incontinence in a male patient includes forming a non-scrotal incision in the male patient; traversing an anchor portion of an implant through the incision and through an obturator foramen of the male patient; securing the anchor portion of the implant to a ramus of the male patient; and placing a support portion of the implant in the incision to support a urethra of the male patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Publication number: 20120022317
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence includes making an incision and exposing urethral tissue in a patient and employing a tool to place an implant into the incision. The method also includes coupling a first end of the implant to the tool and directing the tool and the first end of the implant through a first obturator foramen of the patient and following the same approach on a contralateral side of the patient thus suspending the implant between the first obturator foramen and the second obturator foramen of the patient. The method additionally includes elevating a urethra of the patient with a central portion of the implant, and securing the first end of the implant relative to a first descending ramus of the patient and securing the second end of the implant relative to a second descending ramus of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Patent number: 8029435
    Abstract: An implantable sling for the treatment of male or female incontinence and method of implementing the same. The sling comprises a urethral support portion and at least one anchoring portion extending therefrom. The anchoring portion is operatively positioned through the obturator foramen and about at least one ramus portion of the pelvis such that the support portion of the implant is operatively positioned at or distal to the bulbar urethra (male) or mid-urethral region (female) to treat urinary incontinence. In a preferred embodiment, the implant will have first and second anchoring portions extending from the support portion with each respective one of said anchoring portions being operative to be secured about dedicated ones of the patient's pubic ramus. The implants may further be fabricated from tissues, synthetic materials or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Publication number: 20110064774
    Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: George Bourne, Mike Madden, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao, Marcia Buiser, Jianmin Li, Raymond Rackley, Barry N. Gellman
  • Publication number: 20090247816
    Abstract: An implantable sling for the treatment of male or female incontinence and method of implementing the same. The sling comprises a urethral support portion and at least one anchoring portion extending therefrom. The anchoring portion is operatively positioned through the obturator foramen and about at least one ramus portion of the pelvis such that the support portion of the implant is operatively positioned at or distal to the bulbar urethra (male) or mid-urethral region (female) to treat urinary incontinence. In a preferred embodiment, the implant will have first and second anchoring portions extending from the support portion with each respective one of said anchoring portions being operative to be secured about dedicated ones of the patient's pubic ramus. The implants may further be fabricated from tissues, synthetic materials or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Patent number: 7559885
    Abstract: An implantable sling for the treatment of male or female incontinence and method of implementing the same. The sling comprises a urethral support portion and at least one anchoring portion extending therefrom. The anchoring portion is operatively positioned through the obturator foramen and about at least one ramus portion of the pelvis such that the support portion of the implant is operatively positioned at or distal to the bulbar urethra (male) or mid-urethral region (female) to treat urinary incontinence. In a preferred embodiment, the implant will have first and second anchoring portions extending from the support portion with each respective one of said anchoring portions being operative to be secured about dedicated ones of the patient's pubic ramus. The implants may further be fabricated from tissues, synthetic materials or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Patent number: 7431690
    Abstract: An implantable sling for the treatment of male incontinence and method of Implementing the same. The sling comprises a urethral support portion and at least one anchoring portion extending therefrom. The anchoring portion is operatively positioned through the obturator foramen and about at least one ramus portion of the pelvis such that the support portion of the implant is operatively positioned at or distal to the bulbar urethra to treat urinary incontinence. In a preferred embodiment, the implant will have first and second anchoring portions extending from the support portion with each respective one of said anchoring portions being operative to be secured about dedicated ones of the patient's pubic ramus. The implants may further be fabricated from tissues, synthetic materials or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bryon L. Merade, Craig Comiter, Victor Nitti, Raymond Rackley, Eugene Rhee, Sandip Vasavada, Kapri Ellenson
  • Publication number: 20080221386
    Abstract: The invention, in various embodiments, provides systems, devices, and methods for treating urinary incontinence. The present invention relates to prefabricated urethral suspension slings, methods of making the slings, methods of attaching suture to the slings, kits comprising the slings, and methods of using the slings to treat urinary incontinence. The slings comprise a biocompatible material having an elongate shape adapted for urethral suspension. The material has a central portion extending longitudinally between a first end portion and a second end portion. Each end portion of the sling contains at least one suture receiving site. The suture receiving sites are formed prior to surgery and may be reinforced through a variety of means. Sutures may be attached to the suture receiving sites during the manufacturing process or by the physician prior to or during surgery. Additionally, the end portions of the sling containing the suture receiving sites may be thicker than the central portion of the sling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Barry N. Gellman, William Martin, Raymond Rackley