US 10,376,351 B2
Medical device and method of delivering the medical device
Peter J. Pereira, Mendon, MA (US); James M. Goddard, Pepperell, MA (US); Michael S. H. Chu, Brookline, MA (US); and Kenneth M. Flynn, Woburn, MA (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed by Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed on Mar. 11, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/204,985.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/779,523, filed on Mar. 13, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/891,186, filed on Oct. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0275754 A1, Sep. 18, 2014
Int. Cl. A61F 2/00 (2006.01); D04B 1/14 (2006.01); D04B 1/18 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/0045 (2013.01) [D04B 1/14 (2013.01); D04B 1/18 (2013.01); A61F 2230/006 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0069 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An implant comprising:
a first flap formed of a first sheet of material including:
a first portion configured to be attached proximate a sacrum, the first portion defining a plurality of first pores having a first size, the first portion having a first knit pattern;
a second portion configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall, the second portion defining a plurality of second pores having a second size, the second size being greater than the first size, the second portion having a second knit pattern different than the first knit pattern; and
a transition region disposed between the first portion and the second portion, wherein a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the second portion along a first direction is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the first portion along a second direction, the second direction being in a longitudinal direction, the first direction being transverse with respect to the longitudinal direction, the transition region having a third knit pattern different than the first knit pattern and different than the second knit pattern, at least one end portion of the transition region extends from one end portion of the first portion or one end portion of the second portion; and
a second flap formed of a second sheet of material, the second sheet of material being separate from the first sheet of material, the second flap including:
a first portion configured to be attached proximate the sacrum;
a second portion configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall; and
a transition region disposed between the first portion and the second portion.