US 10,376,366 B2
Inflatable medical implant system
Shay Moshe Vaingast, Minnetonka, MN (US); and Charles C. Kuyava, Minnetonka, MN (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed by Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/851,204.
Application 15/851,204 is a continuation of application No. 14/992,495, filed on Jan. 11, 2016, granted, now 9,877,834.
Application 14/992,495 is a continuation of application No. 14/062,991, filed on Oct. 25, 2013, granted, now 9,248,019, issued on Feb. 2, 2016.
Application 14/062,991 is a continuation of application No. 12/864,315, granted, now 8,585,580, issued on Nov. 29, 2013, previously published as PCT/US2009/031669, filed on Jan. 22, 2009.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/023,015, filed on Jan. 23, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2018/0110623 A1, Apr. 26, 2018
Int. Cl. A61F 2/26 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61F 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/26 (2013.01) [A61F 2/004 (2013.01); A61F 2/0036 (2013.01); A61F 5/003 (2013.01); A61F 5/0053 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0003 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0013 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus comprising:
an inflatable implant;
a fluid reservoir fluidically coupled to the inflatable implant via a first fluid path, the fluid reservoir includes a first fluid passage portion and a second fluid passage portion, the first fluid passage portion being in direct fluid communication with the inflatable implant via the first fluid path; and
a pump fluidically coupled to the fluid reservoir via a second fluid path, the pump being fluidically coupled to the inflatable implant via a third fluid path,
wherein fluid is configured to flow from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable implant via the first fluid path when the apparatus is in a filling state, and fluid is configured to flow from the inflatable implant to the pump via the third fluid path and from the pump to the fluid reservoir via the second fluid path when the apparatus is in an emptying state.