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1. US20190167272 - Inflatable implant

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16273008
Application Date 11.02.2019
Publication Number 20190167272
Publication Date 06.06.2019
Grant Number 11000288
Grant Date 11.05.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A61B 17/12
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels or umbilical cord
CPC
A61B 17/12022
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
12022Occluding by internal devices, e.g. balloons or releasable wires
A61B 17/12113
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
12022Occluding by internal devices, e.g. balloons or releasable wires
12099characterised by the location of the occluder
12109in a blood vessel
12113within an aneurysm
A61B 17/12136
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
12022Occluding by internal devices, e.g. balloons or releasable wires
12131characterised by the type of occluding device
12136Balloons
A61B 17/12159
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
12022Occluding by internal devices, e.g. balloons or releasable wires
12131characterised by the type of occluding device
12159Solid plugs; being solid before insertion
A61B 17/12195
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels, umbilical cord
12022Occluding by internal devices, e.g. balloons or releasable wires
12131characterised by the type of occluding device
12181formed by fluidized, gelatinous or cellular remodelable materials, e.g. embolic liquids, foams or extracellular matrices
12195comprising a curable material
Applicants TriVascular, Inc.
Inventors W. Patrick Stephens
Gerald Ray Martin
Agents Foley & Lardner LLP
Title
(EN) Inflatable implant
Abstract
(EN)

Described is an inflatable implant suitable for placement in the human body and left there for an indeterminate and potentially lengthy period of time. The implant includes at least one bladder wall. The bladder wall will define at least one fillable volume and may form more than one independent fillable volumes. The wall and filler material may be selected to deliver treatment materials to the locale of the implant site or to remove amounts of harmful materials from such a region. The implant may, with an appropriate filler material or bladder wall material, be used in cooperation with an appropriate radio frequency (RF) source to cause the increase of a localized internal temperature and a resulting tissue change such as coagulation, ablation, or the like. Methods of using the implant are also described.