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ApplicationNo. 112085 filed on 07/08/1998
US Classes:606/157, Occluding clip, clamp, or band606/108Means for inserting or removing conduit within body
ExaminersPrimary: Hirsch, Paul J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesA61B 006/20
AbstractA device for occluding a body lumen, and particularly contraceptive or sterilization device for occluding a reproductive tract or lumen to prevent the passage of reproductive cells through the tract or lumen, generally comprising a tubular member, and a mesh member, transversely disposed on the tubular member lumen. The mesh member is permeable to allow for tissue ingrowth, which produces a tissue impregnated mesh occluding the body lumen. The occluding device of the invention can be used in the fallopian tubes of a female patient, the vas deferens of a male patient, or other body lumen.