Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

1. WO1999037348 - CATHETER SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTING EMBRYOS

Publication Number WO/1999/037348
Publication Date 29.07.1999
International Application No. PCT/US1998/001660
International Filing Date 23.01.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 19.08.1999
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
42
Gynaecological or obstetrical instruments or methods
425
for reproduction or fertilisation
435
for embryo transplantation
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES 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
25
Catheters; Hollow probes
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES 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
25
Catheters; Hollow probes
01
Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
A61B 17/435 (2006.01)
A61M 25/00 (2006.01)
A61M 25/01 (2006.01)
CPC
A61B 17/435
A61M 2210/145
A61M 25/0068
A61M 25/0074
A61M 25/0111
Applicants
  • TAO, Jun [CN/US]; US
Inventors
  • TAO, Jun; US
Agents
  • STONEMAN, Martin, L.; 3113 N. 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ 85012-2601, US
Priority Data
09/010,87622.01.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CATHETER SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTING EMBRYOS
(FR) SYSTEME DE CATHETER POUR IMPLANTER DES EMBRYONS
Abstract
(EN)
Described is a catheter system (20) for implanting embryos into a woman's uterus. The catheter system (20) utilizes a protective catheter sleeve (24) for introducing a catheter (25) into the uterus without mucus contamination of an inner catheter (25). Once the sleeve (24) containing the inner catheter (25) is introduced into the uterus, the protected inner catheter (25), carrying the embryos, is pushed through a swiveled distal end cap (32) on the sleeve (24) to a desired implanting location. The distal end of the inner catheter (25) has a protective cap (44) and a side opening (45) for embryo release. Features of the outer sleeve (24) and inner catheter (25) assist in ensuring a desired uterus location for implanting.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un syst�me de cath�ter (20) destin� � implanter des embryons dans l'ut�rus d'une femme. Ce syst�me de cath�ter (20) utilise un manchon protecteur (24) permettant d'introduire un cath�ter (25) dans l'ut�rus, sans qu'il y ait contamination du cath�ter int�rieur (25) par le mucus. Une fois que l'on a introduit le manchon (24) renfermant le cath�ter int�rieur (25) dans l'ut�rus, on pousse le cath�ter int�rieur prot�g� (25), transportant les embryons, � travers un embout distal pivotant (32) se trouvant sur le manchon (24), jusque dans un emplacement d'implantation voulu. L'extr�mit� distale du cath�ter int�rieur (25) comporte un embout protecteur (44) et une ouverture lat�rale (45) destin�e � la lib�ration des embryons. Des �l�ments du manchon ext�rieur (24) et du cath�ter int�rieur (25) contribuent � atteindre un emplacement voulu pour l'implantation dans l'ut�rus.
Also published as
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau