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1. WO2009039373 - NATURALLY CONTOURED, PREFORMED, THREE DIMENSIONAL MESH DEVICE FOR BREAST IMPLANT SUPPORT

Publication Number WO/2009/039373
Publication Date 26.03.2009
International Application No. PCT/US2008/077019
International Filing Date 19.09.2008
IPC
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
12
Mammary prostheses
A61F 2/12 (2006.01)
CPC
A61F 2/0063
A61F 2/12
Applicants
  • ETHICON, INC. [US/US]; U.S. Route #22 Somerville, NJ 08876-0151, US (AllExceptUS)
  • CHEN, Gaoyuan Gavin [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • MATRUNICH, James [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • TANNHAUSER, Robert, J. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CHEN, Gaoyuan Gavin; US
  • MATRUNICH, James; US
  • TANNHAUSER, Robert, J.; US
Agents
  • JOHNSON, Philip, S. ; Johnson & Johnson One Johnson & Johnson Plaza New Brunswick, NJ 08933, US
Priority Data
60/994,43419.09.2007US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) NATURALLY CONTOURED, PREFORMED, THREE DIMENSIONAL MESH DEVICE FOR BREAST IMPLANT SUPPORT
(FR) DISPOSITIF À MAILLES TRIDIMENSIONNEL, PRÉFORMÉ, DE FORME NATURELLE, POUR UN SUPPORT D'IMPLANT MAMMAIRE
Abstract
(EN)
A preformed, seamless, three-dimensional, anatomically contoured prosthetic device (10) for reinforcing breast tissue and supporting a breast implant includes a flat back wall (11), a concave front wall (12) and a curved transitional region (13) between the flat back wall and the front wall defining a smoothly curved bottom periphery. A concave receiving space is defined by the back wall and the front wall for at least partially receiving and supporting the breast implant therein. The three-dimensional prosthetic device is free of wrinkles, creases, folds or seams, which may have otherwise caused potential tissue irritation, bacteria hosting, infection and palpability problems.
(FR)
L'invention concerne une prothèse (10) de forme anatomique, tridimensionnelle, sans couture, préformée, pour renforcer un tissu mammaire et soutenir un implant mammaire, comprenant une paroi arrière plate (11), une paroi avant concave (12) et une région intermédiaire incurvée (13) entre la paroi arrière plate et la paroi avant définissant une périphérie basale légèrement courbe. Un espace de réception concave est défini par la paroi arrière et la paroi avant pour recevoir et soutenir au moins partiellement l'implant mammaire à l'intérieur. La prothèse tridimensionnelle est exempte de rides, de plis, de replis ou de coutures qui risquent sinon de provoquer une irritation potentielle du tissu, constituer un refuge pour des bactéries ou provoquer des problèmes d'infection et de palpabilité.
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