Global Patent Index - EP 1098597 A1

EP 1098597 A1 2001-05-16 - IMPLANT ANCHOR SYSTEMS

Title (en)

IMPLANT ANCHOR SYSTEMS

Title (de)

SYSTEM ZUR FIXIERUNG EINES IMPLANTATS

Title (fr)

SYSTEMES DE FIXATION D'IMPLANT

Publication

EP 1098597 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00932376 A

Priority

  • US 0013118 W
  • US 13433199 P
  • US 13457299 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0069345A1] The present invention provides anchoring mechanisms for tissue implants. The anchors (4) are integrated as part of the structure of the implant, and serve to resist migration of the implant from highly dynamic muscle tissue such as the myocardium of the heart. In implant devices configured as a flexible coil (8), various attributes of the coil may be altered to increase the anchoring capability of the device. The flexibility of the device may be increased to resist migration by changing the coil filament thickness, and pitch or filament material. Alternatively, the end coil may be altered to have a broader cross-sectional profile in engagement with the tissue or may include an anchoring barb. Additionally, methods of implanting a tissue implant device are provided.

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

A61B 17/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/064 (2013.01); A61B 17/068 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0649 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0069345A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 0069345 A1 20001123; EP 1098597 A1 20010516; JP 2002543912 A 20021224

INPADOC legal status


2008-12-17 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20081107

2004-05-26 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2001-08-08 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7A 61B 17/064 A

2001-07-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010517

2001-05-16 [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

2001-05-16 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI