US 9,808,343 B2
Automated implantable penile prosthesis pump system
Eric F. Little, Shakopee, MN (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed by Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed on Jul. 16, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/801,467.
Application 14/801,467 is a continuation of application No. 13/745,063, filed on Jan. 18, 2013, granted, now 9,084,678.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/588,917, filed on Jan. 20, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0320559 A1, Nov. 12, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 5/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/26 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/26 (2013.01) 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An implantable penile prosthesis system, comprising:
at least one elongated body implantable within a corpus cavenosum of a patent, the at least one elongated body including:
an expandable cylinder enclosing a fluid reservoir;
a piezoelectric pump including an actuator;
a pressure cylinder; and
a rod configured as a guide for the actuator, the rod defining a channel providing a fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the pressure cylinder, the actuator configured to move along the rod; and
a wireless external control system;
wherein the piezoelectric pump selectively transfers fluid from the fluid reservoir to the pressure cylinder by movement of the actuator along the rod in response to a signal from the wireless control system so that the expandable cylinder selectively transitions between a flaccid disposition and an erect disposition.