Global Patent Index - EP 1003576 A4

EP 1003576 A4 2000-09-20 - IRRIGATION CATHETER

Title (en)

IRRIGATION CATHETER

Title (de)

IRRIGATIONSKATHETER

Title (fr)

CATHETER D'IRRIGATION

Publication

EP 1003576 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98936648 A

Priority

  • IL 9800357 W
  • IL 12151697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9907420A1] The present invention is a catheter (100) and a method for irrigating the urethra (14) in situ in the body comprising a tube (200) having a drain lumen (24), having an irrigation enabling conduit (700), and an irrigation port (66) for supplying irrigation fluid to the exterior of the tube (22). A drain port (35) on the tube enables irrigation fluid to be drained into the drain lumen (24). A proximal balloon (40) which is inflatable by means of irrigating fluid provided by the irrigation enabling conduit (700) enables sealing contact to be established between the balloon, and the urethra when the balloon is inflated, thereby preventing leakage of irrigating fluid to outside the urethra during irrigation. The catheter may also be provided with a distal balloon (60) also inflatable by means of the irrigation enabling conduit (700), thus providing a distal seal between the urethra, and the bladder. Further, the catheter may also be provided with a regular bladder balloon (500) including an inflation enabling conduit (52).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61M 3/00; A61M 25/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/958 (2013.01); A61M 3/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61M 25/1011 (2013.01); A61M 3/0295 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9907420 A1 19990218; AU 8558398 A 19990301; EP 1003576 A1 20000531; EP 1003576 A4 20000920; IL 121516 D0 19980208

INPADOC legal status


2001-04-11 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001021

2000-09-27 [RA4] DATE AND KIND OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT (CORRECTION)

- Effective date: 20000803

2000-09-20 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000803

2000-09-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-09-20 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7A 61M 3/00 A, 7A 61M 25/10 B

2000-05-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000214

2000-05-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE