Patents by Inventor Tami L. Rathbun

Tami L. Rathbun 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: 20230225848
    Abstract: A repair prosthetic for repairing a hernia is disclosed. In some embodiments, the repair prosthetic includes a patch body, a frame that assists in spreading the patch body from a reduced configuration to an expanded configuration, and a plurality of tethers attached to the patch body at locations between the frame and a periphery of the patch body. In various embodiments, the tethers can be tensioned to mitigate curling or creasing in the patch body to flatten the patch to facilitate attachment to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Bruce Trexler, Augustus Felix, Tami L. Rathbun, Cameron Michael Correia, Tyler William Marshall
  • Patent number: 11633271
    Abstract: A repair prosthetic for repairing a hernia is disclosed. In some embodiments, the repair prosthetic includes a patch body, a frame that assists in spreading the patch body from a reduced configuration to an expanded configuration, and a plurality of tethers attached to the patch body at locations between the frame and a periphery of the patch body. In various embodiments, the tethers can be tensioned to mitigate curling or creasing in the patch body to flatten the patch to facilitate attachment to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Bruce Trexler, Augustus Felix, Tami L. Rathbun, Cameron Michael Correia, Tyler William Marshall
  • Publication number: 20230000607
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or augmenting anatomical defects, including an inguinal hernia. The prosthesis may include a repair fabric having a body portion and a pocket on one side of the body portion to facilitate deployment and/or placement of the prosthesis at the defect site. For some applications, such as a reversible prosthesis, a second pocket may be provided on the opposite side of the body portion. Each pocket may be configured to receive a sufficient length of one or more fingers of an individual for deploying and/or positioning the prosthesis. A support member may be provided to help deploy the repair fabric at the surgical site and/or help inhibit folding or buckling of the repair fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tami L. Rathbun, Kathleen Corcoran, Marianne Staudenmeier
  • Publication number: 20220354630
    Abstract: A self-gripping hernia prosthesis including a layer of repair fabric and a plurality of tissue grips protruding from a surface of the repair fabric. The grip may be fabricated independent of the repair fabric and subsequently attached to the layer of fabric. A backing layer may be employed to secure each grip to the repair fabric. Each base may include a base that is located between the repair fabric and the backing layer. Alternatively, the base may be attached directly to the backing layer. The tissue grips may be configured to minimize entanglement with the repair fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Matthew Rothberg, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Evans Kipyego, Tami L. Rathbun, Amanda Konieczny, Joseph Paul, Jeffrey E. Ransden
  • Patent number: 11458004
    Abstract: A self-gripping hernia prosthesis including a layer of repair fabric and a plurality of tissue grips protruding from a surface of the repair fabric. The grip may be fabricated independent of the repair fabric and subsequently attached to the layer of fabric. A backing layer may be employed to secure each grip to the repair fabric. Each base may include a base that is located between the repair fabric and the backing layer. Alternatively, the base may be attached directly to the backing layer. The tissue grips may be configured to minimize entanglement with the repair fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Matthew Rothberg, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Evans Kipyego, Tami L. Rathbun, Amanda Konieczny, Joseph Paul, Jeffrey E. Ransden
  • Patent number: 11452588
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or augmenting anatomical defects, including an inguinal hernia. The prosthesis may include a repair fabric having a body portion and a pocket on one side of the body portion to facilitate deployment and/or placement of the prosthesis at the defect site. For some applications, such as a reversible prosthesis, a second pocket may be provided on the opposite side of the body portion. Each pocket may be configured to receive a sufficient length of one or more fingers of an individual for deploying and/or positioning the prosthesis. A support member may be provided to help deploy the repair fabric at the surgical site and/or help inhibit folding or buckling of the repair fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tami L. Rathbun, Kathleen Corcoran, Marianne Staudenmeier
  • Patent number: 11179542
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis is provided for repairing a fistula, such as an anal fistula. The prosthesis or fistula repair device may include a body with a shape configured for placement in the fistula. The prosthesis may also include an anchor or base that is located at one or both ends of the body to facilitate anchoring the prosthesis in position. The prosthesis may include one or more channels to create one or more pathways for drainage and/or irrigation of the fistula. The channel may have a relatively uniform dimension along its length or a tapered shape that increases along its length. The prosthesis may have an adjustable length for accommodating fistula tracts of varying lengths. The prosthesis may include elongated body segments that provide a wicking or capillary function to facilitate drainage of the fistula tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Kullas, Tami L. Rathbun
  • Patent number: 10874497
    Abstract: A prosthesis for securing to soft tissue includes a surgical mesh layer and a tissue gripping layer having a tissue gripping element. The surgical mesh layer is attached to the tissue gripping layer. The tissue gripping element may include a primary opening and one or more slits. Tabs defined between pairs of adjacent slits may be moveable relative to the pre-actuation position of the primary opening and/or relative to the surgical mesh layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Tami L. Rathbun
  • Publication number: 20200222165
    Abstract: A repair prosthetic for repairing a hernia is disclosed. In some embodiments, the repair prosthetic includes a patch body, a frame that assists in spreading the patch body from a reduced configuration to an expanded configuration, and a plurality of tethers attached to the patch body at locations between the frame and a periphery of the patch body. In various embodiments, the tethers can be tensioned to mitigate curling or creasing in the patch body to flatten the patch to facilitate attachment to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Bruce Trexler, Augustus Felix, Tami L. Rathbun, Cameron Michael Correia, Tyler William Marshall
  • Patent number: 10624729
    Abstract: A repair prosthetic for repairing a hernia is disclosed. In some embodiments, the repair prosthetic includes a patch body, a frame that assists in spreading the patch body from a reduced configuration to an expanded configuration, and a plurality of tethers attached to the patch body at locations between the frame and a periphery of the patch body. In various embodiments, the tethers can be tensioned to mitigate curling or creasing in the patch body to flatten the patch to facilitate attachment to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tami L. Rathbun, Tyler William Marshall, Jonathan Bruce Trexler, Augustus Felix, Cameron Michael Correia
  • Patent number: 10524896
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis is provided for reconstructing an anatomical feature, such as a breast nipple. The prosthesis may be formed from a biologic and/or synthetic material. The prosthesis may include a body with a shape that is suitable for reconstructing the anatomical feature. A base may be located at an end of the body to facilitate anchoring the prosthesis in position. The prosthesis may be provided with openings that allow fluid flow therethrough, tissue ingrowth, revascularization, neovascularization and/or fat or stem cell deposition. The prosthesis may include a plurality of layers of biocompatible material arranged in a stacked configuration. The layers may be in spaced relation relative to each other and secured or fixed in position to maintain the spacing therebetween. Each layer may have one or more openings extending therethrough. The spaced layer arrangement may provide a desired tactile response and/or natural movement for the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Kullas, Tami L. Rathbun
  • Publication number: 20190142564
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or augmenting anatomical defects, including an inguinal hernia. The prosthesis may include a repair fabric having a body portion and a pocket on one side of the body portion to facilitate deployment and/or placement of the prosthesis at the defect site. For some applications, such as a reversible prosthesis, a second pocket may be provided on the opposite side of the body portion. Each pocket may be configured to receive a sufficient length of one or more fingers of an individual for deploying and/or positioning the prosthesis. A support member may be provided to help deploy the repair fabric at the surgical site and/or help inhibit folding or buckling of the repair fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tami L. Rathbun, Kathleen Corcoran, Marianne Staudenmeier
  • Publication number: 20190117363
    Abstract: A self-gripping hernia prosthesis including a layer of repair fabric and a plurality of tissue grips protruding from a surface of the repair fabric. The grip may be fabricated independent of the repair fabric and subsequently attached to the layer of fabric. A backing layer may be employed to secure each grip to the repair fabric. Each base may include a base that is located between the repair fabric and the backing layer. Alternatively, the base may be attached directly to the backing layer. The tissue grips may be configured to minimize entanglement with the repair fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Matthew Rothberg, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Evans Kipyego, Tami L. Rathbun, Amanda Konieczny, Joseph Paul, Jeffrey E. Ransden
  • Publication number: 20190110878
    Abstract: A repair prosthetic for repairing a hernia is disclosed. In some embodiments, the repair prosthetic includes a patch body, a frame that assists in spreading the patch body from a reduced configuration to an expanded configuration, and a plurality of tethers attached to the patch body at locations between the frame and a periphery of the patch body. In various embodiments, the tethers can be tensioned to mitigate curling or creasing in the patch body to flatten the patch to facilitate attachment to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tami L. Rathbun, Tyler William Marshall, Jonathan Bruce Trexler, Augustus Felix, Cameron Michael Correia
  • Patent number: 10258448
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or augmenting anatomical defects, including an inguinal hernia. The prosthesis may include a repair fabric having a body portion and a pocket on one side of the body portion to facilitate deployment and/or placement of the prosthesis at the defect site. For some applications, such as a reversible prosthesis, a second pocket may be provided on the opposite side of the body portion. Each pocket may be configured to receive a sufficient length of one or more fingers of an individual for deploying and/or positioning the prosthesis. A support member may be provided to help deploy the repair fabric at the surgical site and/or help inhibit folding or buckling of the repair fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tami L. Rathbun, Kathleen Corcoran, Marianne Staudenmeier
  • Publication number: 20180361113
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis is provided for repairing a fistula, such as an anal fistula. The prosthesis or fistula repair device may include a body with a shape configured for placement in the fistula. The prosthesis may also include an anchor or base that is located at one or both ends of the body to facilitate anchoring the prosthesis in position. The prosthesis may include one or more channels to create one or more pathways for drainage and/or irrigation of the fistula. The channel may have a relatively uniform dimension along its length or a tapered shape that increases along its length. The prosthesis may have an adjustable length for accommodating fistula tracts of varying lengths. The prosthesis may include elongated body segments that provide a wicking or capillary function to facilitate drainage of the fistula tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Kullas, Tami L. Rathbun
  • Patent number: 10080863
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis is provided for repairing a fistula, such as an anal fistula. The prosthesis or fistula repair device may include a body with a shape configured for placement in the fistula. The prosthesis may also include an anchor or base that is located at one or both ends of the body to facilitate anchoring the prosthesis in position. The prosthesis may include one or more channels to create one or more pathways for drainage and/or irrigation of the fistula. The channel may have a relatively uniform dimension along its length or a tapered shape that increases along its length. The prosthesis may have an adjustable length for accommodating fistula tracts of varying lengths. The prosthesis may include elongated body segments that provide a wicking or capillary function to facilitate drainage of the fistula tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Kullas, Tami L. Rathbun