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1. US20100076481 - Inflatable implant

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12628623
Application Date 01.12.2009
Publication Number 20100076481
Publication Date 25.03.2010
Grant Number 10201350
Grant Date 12.02.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A61M 29/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
29Dilators with or without means for introducing media, e.g. remedies
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 W. Patrick Stephens
TriVascular, Inc.
Gerald Ray Martin
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 is one that has a low profile when introduced into the body and a larger profile when it is inflated with one or more filler materials. Depending upon design and use choices the delivered implant may be removable and adjustable in situ in size, position, location, form, and rigidity. Indeed, in some variations, the design of the implant may be such that it may be removed at a potentially fairly lengthy time after implantation. The implant includes at least one bladder wall that generally is at least partially non-elastic (or unexpandable) after the preselected size is reached. The bladder wall will define at least one fillable volume and may form more than one independent fillable volumes. The bladder wall, in some variations, may be partially elastic or expandable to permit adjustment of implant size or configuration after or during delivery. The implant may be used as a supporting structure in a variety of differing body tissues and structures, e.g., in the spine or as a prosthetic in plastic surgery. The implant may also be used in conjunction with other components (often having a springed bias) as a source of movement in controlling the opening of a lumen or duct, that is to say, as a type of on-off valve or as a controlled flow valve. The implant may be used as an occludant within, or adjacent to, a variety of natural or abnormal anatomical body openings, e.g., vascular and genital lumina, aneurysms, ducts, septal defects, fistulae, esophagus, etc. The wall and filler material may be selected to deliver treatment materials 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.