Global patent index - EP 1049505 A4

EP 1049505 A4 2001-03-14 - CATHETER SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTING EMBRYOS

Title (en)

CATHETER SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTING EMBRYOS

Title (de)

KATHETERSYSTEM ZUM IMPLANTIEREN VON EMBRYONEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE CATHETER POUR IMPLANTER DES EMBRYONS

Publication

EP 1049505 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98904741 A

Priority

  • US 9801660 W
  • US 1087698 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9937348A1] Described is a catheter system (20) for implanting embryos into a woman's uterus. The catheter system (20) utilizes a protective catheter sleeve (24) for introducing a catheter (25) into the uterus without mucus contamination of an inner catheter (25). Once the sleeve (24) containing the inner catheter (25) is introduced into the uterus, the protected inner catheter (25), carrying the embryos, is pushed through a swiveled distal end cap (32) on the sleeve (24) to a desired implanting location. The distal end of the inner catheter (25) has a protective cap (44) and a side opening (45) for embryo release. Features of the outer sleeve (24) and inner catheter (25) assist in ensuring a desired uterus location for implanting.

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

A61M 25/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/435 (2006.01); A61M 25/00 (2006.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61M 25/0074 (2013.01); A61B 17/435 (2013.01); A61M 25/0111 (2013.01); A61M 25/0068 (2013.01); A61M 2210/145 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE ES FI FR GB GR LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9937348 A1 19990729; AU 6254098 A 19990809; EP 1049505 A1 20001108; EP 1049505 A4 20010314

INPADOC legal status

2004-03-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030801

2001-03-14 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20010125

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): BE CH DE ES FI FR GB GR LI NL SE

2000-11-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000822

2000-11-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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