Global Patent Index - EP 1023002 A1

EP 1023002 A1 2000-08-02 - ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER WITH MAGNETIC CONTROL

Title (en)

ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER WITH MAGNETIC CONTROL

Title (de)

MAGNETISCH GESTEUERTER, KÜNSTLICHER SCHLIESSMUSKEL

Title (fr)

SPHINCTER ARTIFICIEL A COMMANDE MAGNETIQUE

Publication

EP 1023002 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98947646 A

Priority

  • FR 9802184 W
  • FR 9712918 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2769491A1] The device is operated by application of an external magnetic field. The artificial sphincter comprises a loop (4) which compresses a channel (2) against a rigid wall (11). The loop is kept taut by a spring (12) and connected to a rigid plastics disc (6) and a device for mechanical adjustment of its length. The plastics disc is solidly attached to a metal disc (9) which may be permanently magnetized. The discs are mounted inside a rigid shell which is internally threaded, allowing adjustment of the metal disc position and thus adjustment of the end of the movement of the elastic system (12).

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

A61F 2/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/08 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/0018 (2013.01); A61F 2/0036 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9918885A1

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

FR 2769491 A1 19990416; FR 2769491 B1 20000107; AU 9448998 A 19990503; CA 2306415 A1 19990422; EP 1023002 A1 20000802; JP 2001519202 A 20011023; US 6409656 B1 20020625; WO 9918885 A1 19990422

INPADOC legal status


2004-04-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031001

2000-08-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000408

2000-08-02 [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