Global patent index - EP 1017341 A4

EP 1017341 A4 2000-07-12 - BODY PART IMMOBILIZATION DEVICE

Title (en)

BODY PART IMMOBILIZATION DEVICE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM IMMOBILISIEREN VON KÖRPERTEILEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF D'IMMOBILISATION DE PARTIES DU CORPS

Publication

EP 1017341 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96909725 A

Priority

US 9603594 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9733541A1] An improved immobilization device (10) for specific patients and body parts is provided which insures that a body part is immobilized and can be successively repositioned in the same location during successive treatments. The device (10) is thus particularly applicable for treatment such as radiation therapy where it is important to properly focus treating radiation on a particular locale from treatment-to-treatment. The device (10) preferably includes a frame assembly (16) adapted to rest upon a surface and which supports a preformed, shape-retaining material (12) presenting a concavity (14) substantially conforming with a selected body part to be immobilized. The device (10) when used for head immobilization, may also be provided with a stabilizer (98) in the form of an adjustably positioned bite block (134). Hold-down straps (52, 54) can also be employed for further immobilization. Additional immobilization may also be provided by a nose bridge hold-down assembly (136) operably coupled to frame assembly (16) and engaging nose bridge and eyebrow region of the patient.

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

A61F 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 19/00 (2006.01); A61F 5/37 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 5/3707 (2013.01); A61B 90/14 (2016.02); A61B 90/16 (2016.02); A61B 90/18 (2016.02); A61N 2005/1097 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9733541 A1 19970918; AU 5312996 A 19971001; EP 1017341 A1 20000712; EP 1017341 A4 20000712

INPADOC legal status

2002-05-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20011001

2000-07-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19981013

2000-07-12 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20000222

2000-07-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): BE DE FR GB

2000-07-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): BE DE FR GB