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1. (WO2005018494) MEDICAL SLINGS
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Pub. No.: WO/2005/018494 International Application No.: PCT/US2003/025452
Publication Date: 03.03.2005 International Filing Date: 14.08.2003
IPC:
A61F 2/00 (2006.01)
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
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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
Applicants:
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED [IE/IE]; The Corporate Center Bush Hill, Bay Street St. Michel, BB
Inventors:
CHU, Michael, S., H.; US
Agent:
LEE, Agnes, S. ; Ropes & Gray LLP One International Place Boston, MA 02110-2624, US
Priority Data:
Title (EN) MEDICAL SLINGS
(FR) ECHARPE MEDICALE
Abstract:
(EN) The invention involves a medical sling, which maintains its shape during placement, and related method. In one embodiment, the invention features a sling having a first portion, a second portion and an intermediate portion, located longitudinally between the first and second portions. The sling further includes a first elongated member extending longitudinally along the first portion and a second elongated member extending longitudinally along the second portion; and the first and second elongated members being separated by the intermediate portion of the sling.
(FR) La présente invention a trait à une écharpe médicale, qui maintient sa forme lors de son placement, et à un procédé associé. Dans un mode de réalisation, la présente invention a trait à une écharpe comportant une première portion (25), une deuxième portion (27) et une portion intermédiaire (36), située longitudinalement entre les première et deuxième portions. L'écharpe comporte également un premier organe de forme allongée (28A) s'étendant longitudinalement le long de la première portion et un deuxième organe de forme allongée (28B) s'étendant longitudinalement le long de la deuxième portion, les premier et deuxième organes de forme allongée étant séparés par la portion intermédiaire de l'écharpe.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)