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1. (WO2017149471) AN INFLATABLE INSERTION DEVICE FOR PERCUTANEOUS INSERTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149471    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/051196
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61F 2/958
A61B 17/12
A61M 25/01
A61M 25/10
A61F 2/24
Applicants: STRAIT ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD
Inventors: GELDENHUYS, Giuseppe
GILDENHUYS, Fourie
VAN BREDA, Braden Sydney Clive
PARK, Kenneth Stuart
VAN ZYL, Nick Carl
DE VILLIERS, Jandre
ZILLA, Peter Paul
BEZUIDENHOUT, Deon
Title: AN INFLATABLE INSERTION DEVICE FOR PERCUTANEOUS INSERTION
Abstract:
The invention provides an inflatable insertion device (10) capable of being percutaneously introduced into a patient's body. The insertion device (10) comprises an inflatable element (12) having a distal end (18) and a proximal end (16) and which is operable between a collapsed condition and an inflated condition by introducing an inflating fluid therein. An elongate member (22) extends internally of the inflatable element (12) from its distal end (18). The internal member (22) is capable of being withdrawn towards the proximal end (16) of the inflatable element (12) to result in the distal end (18) of the element (12) being withdrawn towards the proximal end (16) internally of the element (12). The invention further provides a locating device comprising a catheter having a catheter tube fitted with one or more inflatable insertion devices at a distal end thereof.