US 10,376,681 B2
Vacuum-based compliance restoration
Gregory Bak-Boychuk, San Clemente, CA (US); Yaron Keidar, Irvine, CA (US); and Bingquan Su, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Assigned to Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Irvine, CA (US)
Filed by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Irvine, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 26, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/335,054.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/301,391, filed on Feb. 29, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0246436 A1, Aug. 31, 2017
Int. Cl. A61M 29/02 (2006.01); A61M 25/10 (2013.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61M 25/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/12 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 29/02 (2013.01) [A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61B 17/12036 (2013.01); A61B 17/12109 (2013.01); A61B 17/12118 (2013.01); A61B 17/12136 (2013.01); A61B 17/12145 (2013.01); A61M 25/04 (2013.01); A61M 25/10186 (2013.11); A61B 2017/00243 (2013.01); A61M 2205/04 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A compliance restoration device comprising:
a compliance balloon lumen;
a chamber support structure disposed in the compliance balloon lumen and configured to expand to support an expanded volume of the compliance balloon lumen; and
a spring assembly configured to cause the chamber support structure to expand by applying a force on a first end of the chamber support structure.