US 10,376,251 B2
Pneumoperitoneum device
Kirk Anthony Shibley, Wayzata, MN (US); Frank Bonadio, Bray (IE); Trevor Vaugh, Birr (IE); and Shane Joseph MacNally, Delgany (IE)
Assigned to Atropos Limited, County Wicklow (IE)
Filed by Atropos Limited, Bray, County Wicklow (IE)
Filed on Mar. 3, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/60,231.
Application 15/060,231 is a continuation of application No. 13/725,148, filed on Dec. 21, 2012, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/742,125, filed on Aug. 3, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/580,088, filed on Dec. 23, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2016/0183932 A1, Jun. 30, 2016
Int. Cl. A61B 17/02 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61M 13/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61B 17/22 (2006.01); A61J 1/10 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61B 17/42 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/00234 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0218 (2013.01); A61B 17/22 (2013.01); A61B 17/3423 (2013.01); A61J 1/10 (2013.01); A61M 13/003 (2013.01); A61B 17/0293 (2013.01); A61B 17/3474 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00287 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00557 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00659 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00946 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00951 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0225 (2013.01); A61B 2017/22061 (2013.01); A61B 2017/320024 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3429 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3447 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3466 (2013.01); A61B 2017/4216 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tissue containment system, comprising:
a tissue containment bag, including:
an open end,
a closed end opposite the open end,
a wall extending from the open end to the closed end, wherein the wall has an interior surface, and
a tissue containment chamber defined by the wall and the closed end;
a guard for protecting at least part of the wall, wherein the guard includes a portion having:
an exterior for engaging the interior surface of the wall, and
an interior defining a passageway for receiving an instrument, wherein the portion of the guard is expandable toward the interior surface of the wall into an expanded configuration, and compressible into a compressed configuration,
wherein the open end of the tissue containment bag includes an opening defined by an annular ring coupled to the wall, and
wherein a diameter of the annular ring is greater than a diameter of a widest part of the guard.