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1. (WO2012122288) VISUALIZATION BALLOON AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF
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Pub. No.: WO/2012/122288 International Application No.: PCT/US2012/028099
Publication Date: 13.09.2012 International Filing Date: 07.03.2012
IPC:
A61B 1/04 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
04
combined with photographic or television appliances
Applicants:
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY [US/US]; 3400 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218, US (AllExceptUS)
KALLOO, Anthony, N. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
KHASHAB, Mouen, A. [LB/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
KALLOO, Anthony, N.; US
KHASHAB, Mouen, A.; US
Agent:
TAYLOR, Stacy, L.; Dla Piper LLP (US) 4365 Executive Drive Suite 1100 San Diego, CA 92121-2133, US
Priority Data:
61/450,44108.03.2011US
Title (EN) VISUALIZATION BALLOON AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF
(FR) BALLONNET DE VISUALISATION ET SON PROCÉDÉ D'UTILISATION
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention utilizes a device and method for visualization of a bodily lumen. The invention provides a device and method for visualization and inspection of a bodily lumen via deployment of a dual lumen balloon including an optical sensor, the balloon configured to smooth folded tissue upon deployment as well as maintain the surface of the balloon free from debris for optimal visualization of the bodily lumen.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un dispositif et un procédé de visualisation d'une lumière de l'organisme. L'invention concerne un dispositif et un procédé de visualisation et d'inspection d'une lumière de l'organisme grâce au déploiement d'un ballonnet bilumière comprenant un capteur optique, ledit ballonnet étant conçu pour lisser les tissus repliés suite à son déploiement, ainsi que de façon à ce que sa surface demeure exempte de débris en vue d'une visualisation optimale de ladite lumière de l'organisme.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, 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)