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1. (EP2190382) NATURALLY CONTOURED, PREFORMED, THREE DIMENSIONAL MESH DEVICE FOR BREAST IMPLANT SUPPORT

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 08832310 Application Date: 19.09.2008
Publication Number: 2190382 Publication Date: 02.06.2010
Publication Kind : B1
Designated States: AL, AT, BA, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, TR
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US2008077019 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A61F 2/12
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
02
Prostheses implantable into the body
12
Mammary prostheses
CPC:
A61F 2/12
A61F 2/0063
Applicants: ETHICON INC
Inventors: CHEN GAOYUAN GAVIN
MATRUNICH JAMES
TANNHAUSER ROBERT J
Priority Data: 2008077019 19.09.2008 US
99443407 19.09.2007 US
Title: (DE) NATÜRLICH PROFILIERTE, VORGEFORMTE DREIDIMENSIONALE GEFLECHTVORRICHTUNG FÜR BRUSTIMPLANTATSTÜTZE
(EN) NATURALLY CONTOURED, PREFORMED, THREE DIMENSIONAL MESH DEVICE FOR BREAST IMPLANT SUPPORT
(FR) DISPOSITIF À MAILLES TRIDIMENSIONNEL, PRÉFORMÉ, DE FORME NATURELLE, POUR UN SUPPORT D'IMPLANT MAMMAIRE
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A preformed, seamless, three-dimensional, anatomically contoured prosthetic device (10) for reinforcing breast tissue and supporting a breast implant includes a flat back wall (11), a concave front wall (12) and a curved transitional region (13) between the flat back wall and the front wall defining a smoothly curved bottom periphery. A concave receiving space is defined by the back wall and the front wall for at least partially receiving and supporting the breast implant therein. The three-dimensional prosthetic device is free of wrinkles, creases, folds or seams, which may have otherwise caused potential tissue irritation, bacteria hosting, infection and palpability problems.
(FR) L'invention concerne une prothèse (10) de forme anatomique, tridimensionnelle, sans couture, préformée, pour renforcer un tissu mammaire et soutenir un implant mammaire, comprenant une paroi arrière plate (11), une paroi avant concave (12) et une région intermédiaire incurvée (13) entre la paroi arrière plate et la paroi avant définissant une périphérie basale légèrement courbe. Un espace de réception concave est défini par la paroi arrière et la paroi avant pour recevoir et soutenir au moins partiellement l'implant mammaire à l'intérieur. La prothèse tridimensionnelle est exempte de rides, de plis, de replis ou de coutures qui risquent sinon de provoquer une irritation potentielle du tissu, constituer un refuge pour des bactéries ou provoquer des problèmes d'infection et de palpabilité.
Also published as:
ES2701012WO/2009/039373