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1. (WO2007008203) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING THE SIZE OF AN IMPLANTABLE SLING
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/008203 International Application No.: PCT/US2005/024496
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 11.07.2005
IPC:
A61F 2/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 18/14 (2006.01) ,B26F 3/12 (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
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
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04
by heating
12
by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
14
Probes or electrodes therefor
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
26
HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
F
PERFORATING; PUNCHING; CUTTING-OUT; STAMPING-OUT; SEVERING BY MEANS OTHER THAN CUTTING
3
Severing by means other than cutting; Apparatus therefor
06
Severing by using heat
08
with heated members
12
with heated wires
Applicants:
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. [US/US]; One Scimed Place Maple Grove, MN 55311-1566, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
CHU, Michael, S., H.; US
Agent:
BIANCO, John, V. ; Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray LLP One International Place Boston, MA 02110-2624, US
Priority Data:
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING THE SIZE OF AN IMPLANTABLE SLING
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE MODULER LA TAILLE D'UNE BANDELETTE IMPLANTABLE
Abstract:
(EN) The invention provides methods and devices for modulating the size of an implantable sling by cutting or fusing with a heatable element.
(FR) L'invention concerne des procédés et des dispositifs qui permettent de moduler la taille d'une bandelette implantable en la coupant ou en la faisant fondre à l'aide d'un élément chauffant.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)