|US 9,808,331 B2|
|Soft tissue repair prosthesis and expandable device|
|Augustus Felix, Cranston, RI (US); and Michael F. Jacene, Blackstone, MA (US)|
|Assigned to C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray Hill, NJ (US)|
|Appl. No. 13/877,835
|Filed by Augustus Felix, Cranston, RI (US); and Michael F. Jacene, Blackstone, MA (US)|
|PCT Filed Aug. 30, 2011, PCT No. PCT/US2011/049732
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date May 8, 2013,
PCT Pub. No. WO2012/047414, PCT Pub. Date Apr. 12, 2012.
|Claims priority of provisional application 61/389,792, filed on Oct. 5, 2010.|
|Prior Publication US 2013/0231526 A1, Sep. 5, 2013|
|Int. Cl. A61M 29/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01)|
|CPC A61F 2/0063 (2013.01) [A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61B 17/3468 (2013.01); A61B 17/0057 (2013.01); A61F 2002/0072 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0051 (2013.01)]||20 Claims|
|1. A hernia repair device, comprising:
an inflatable device configured to be removably connected with a soft tissue repair prosthesis, the inflatable device having a first axis wherein, when deflated, the inflatable device is configured to be manipulated about the first axis into a reduced configuration for insertion into a body, the inflatable device further having a first inflatable segment and a second inflatable segment, the first and second inflatable segments intersecting with one another at a joint and the first inflatable segment, the second inflatable segment and the joint being fluidly communicable with one another; and
a relief formed into the joint where the first and second inflatable segments intersect at a perimeter of the inflatable device, the relief comprising a notch or a slit.