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1. EP2200535 - MEDICAL SHEET

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 08840564
Application Date 16.10.2008
Publication Number 2200535
Publication Date 30.06.2010
Publication Kind B1
IPC
A61F 2/91
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
82Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
86Stents in a form characterised by wire-like elements; Stents in a form characterised by a net-like or mesh-like structure
90characterised by a net-like or mesh-like structure
91made from perforated sheets or tubes, e.g. perforated by laser cuts or etched holes
A61B 17/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
A61B 17/80
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
68Internal fixation devices
80Cortical plates
A61F 2/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
A61F 2/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
02Prostheses implantable into the body
A61F 2/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
02Prostheses implantable into the body
08Muscles; Tendons; Ligaments
CPC
A61B 17/8085
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, ; setting implements; or the like
68Internal fixation devices ; , including fasteners and spinal fixators, even if a part thereof projects from the skin
80Cortical plates ; , i.e. bone plates; Instruments for holding or positioning cortical plates, or for compressing bones attached to cortical plates
8085with pliable or malleable elements or having a mesh-like structure, e.g. small strips for craniofacial surgery
A61B 2017/00867
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
00831Material properties
00867shape memory effect
A61F 2/0045
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
0004Closure means for urethra or rectum, i.e. anti-incontinence devices or support slings against pelvic prolapse
0031for constricting the lumen; Support slings for the urethra
0036implantable
0045Support slings
A61F 2/0063
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
0063Implantable repair or support meshes, e.g. hernia meshes
A61F 2/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
02Prostheses implantable into the body
A61F 2/91
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
82Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
86Stents in a form characterised by the wire-like elements; Stents in the form characterised by a net-like or mesh-like structure
90characterised by a net-like or mesh-like structure
91made from perforated sheet material or tubes, e.g. perforated by laser cuts or etched holes
Applicants CORDIS CORP
Inventors LUEHRS KIRSTEN F
SILVER JAMES H
Designated States
Priority Data 11873060 16.10.2007 US
Title
(DE) MEDIZINISCHE FOLIE
(EN) MEDICAL SHEET
(FR) FEUILLE MÉDICALE
Abstract
(EN)
A medical sheet has an intricate pattern of loops, struts and bridges and is made of a super elastic alloy. The medical sheet includes a plurality of amorphic circles which provide rounded surfaces attached to the outer edges which made the medical sheet a-traumatic when implanted. When the medical sheet is cooled the molecular phase becomes martensitic which allows the medical sheet to be compressed for easier insertion into a patient. When the medical sheet is heated, the molecular phase changes to austenitic which causes the medical sheet to expand to a size suitable for implantation. The medical sheet can be secured within the patient by suturing through holes in the amorphic circles.

(FR)
L'invention concerne une feuille médicale comportant un motif de boucles, d'entretoises et de ponts imbriqués et faite d'un alliage superélastique. La feuille médicale comprend une pluralité de cercles amorphes qui fournissent des surfaces arrondies fixées aux bords externes qui rendent la feuille médicale atraumatique lorsqu'elle est implantée. Lorsque la feuille médicale est refroidie, la phase moléculaire devient martensitique ce qui permet de comprimer la feuille médicale pour mieux l'insérer dans un patient. Lorsque la feuille médicale est chauffée, la phase moléculaire devient austénitique ce qui augmente la taille de la feuille médicale jusqu'à une dimension appropriée à l'implantation. La feuille médicale peut être fixée dans le patient par suture dans les trous des cercles amorphes.