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1. US20090099409 - MEDICAL SHEET

Office United States of America
Application Number 11873060
Application Date 16.10.2007
Publication Number 20090099409
Publication Date 16.04.2009
Publication Kind A1
IPC
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
Applicants LUEHRS KIRSTEN F
SILVER JAMES H
Inventors Luehrs Kirsten F.
Silver James H.
Agents PHILIP S. JOHNSON;JOHNSON &; JOHNSON
Title
(EN) MEDICAL SHEET
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.