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1. (WO1999044553) A PUNCTUM PLUG HAVING A COLLAPSIBLE FLARED SECTION AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/1999/044553 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/004038
Publication Date: 10.09.1999 International Filing Date: 02.03.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 01.10.1999
IPC:
A61B 17/12 (2006.01) ,A61F 2/02 (2006.01) ,A61F 9/007 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
12
for ligaturing or otherwise compressing tubular parts of the body, e.g. blood vessels or umbilical cord
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS 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
2
Filters 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
02
Prostheses implantable into the body
[IPC code unknown for A61F 9/07]
Applicants:
HERRICK FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP [US/US]; Suite 107 9055 Haven Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, US
Inventors:
HERRICK, Robert, S.; US
Agent:
GALLENSON, Mavis, S. ; Ladas & Parry Suite 2100 5670 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036-5679, US
Priority Data:
Title (EN) A PUNCTUM PLUG HAVING A COLLAPSIBLE FLARED SECTION AND METHOD
(FR) OBTURATEUR DU$i( PUNCTUM LACRIMALE) POURVU D'UNE SECTION EN FORME DE TROMBLON ET SUSCEPTIBLE DE S'APLATIR
Abstract:
(EN) A punctum plug adapted to be inserted into the punctum opening of an eye. The punctum plug comprises an elongated member having a pair of ends wherein one of the pair of ends includes a collapsible flared section which has a sloped or curved outer surface and the other end of the pair of ends includes a thin retaining lip to engage the edge of the punctum opening. The elongated member and collapsible flared section are formed of a dimension to pass through the punctum opening of an eye. A radial force is applied against the outer surface of the collapsible flared and in a direction to collapse the collapsible flared section which urges the same from its extended position into the collapsed position.
(FR) Cette invention a trait à un obturateur pour $i(punctum lacrimale), conçu pour être introduit dans l'orifice du $i(punctum) oculaire. Cet obturateur comporte un élément allongé dont l'une des extrémités comporte une section en forme de tromblon susceptible de s'aplatir et dont la face externe est inclinée et cintrée, l'autre extrémité de cet obturateur étant pourvue d'une lèvre mince de retenue destinée à venir s'appliquer sur le bord de l'orifice du $i(punctum). Les dimensions de cet élément allongé et de sa section en forme de tromblon ont été calculées pour rendre possible une introduction dans l'orifice du $i(punctum) oculaire. On exerce une force radiale sur la face externe de la section en forme de tromblon susceptible de s'aplatir et ce, dans une direction amenant celle-ci à s'aplatir.
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Designated States: CA, JP, MX
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)