US 11,653,941 B2
Inflatable balloon for medical use
Marc Augustin, Paris (FR); and Philippe Bastide, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR)
Assigned to DIANOSIC, Strasbourg (FR)
Appl. No. 16/635,353
Filed by DIANOSIC, Malakoff (FR)
PCT Filed Jul. 19, 2018, PCT No. PCT/FR2018/051847
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jan. 30, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/025694, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 7, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 1757465 (FR), filed on Aug. 3, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0367916 A1, Nov. 26, 2020
Int. Cl. A61B 17/22 (2006.01); G16H 40/67 (2018.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/24 (2006.01); A61B 17/12 (2006.01); A61B 5/145 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/22 (2013.01) [A61B 5/145 (2013.01); A61B 5/6819 (2013.01); A61B 5/6853 (2013.01); A61B 5/74 (2013.01); A61B 17/12104 (2013.01); A61B 17/12136 (2013.01); A61B 17/24 (2013.01); G16H 40/67 (2018.01); A61B 2017/00022 (2013.01); A61B 2017/12004 (2013.01); A61B 2017/22062 (2013.01); A61B 2560/0406 (2013.01); A61B 2562/02 (2013.01); A61B 2562/164 (2013.01); A61B 2562/166 (2013.01); A61B 2562/18 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An inflatable balloon (10) for medical use, intended to be inserted deflated into a cavity of a human or animal body then inflated inside this cavity in order to press against it, the inflatable balloon (10) comprising:
a balloon body (12), a wall (14) of which is made of flexible inflatable material,
an inflation opening (22) for the introduction of a fluid into the balloon body (12) so as to inflate the balloon body (12) under pressure, and
at least one measuring device (31) for measuring a biological quantity of biological tissues of the cavity and/or of the biological fluids present in this cavity,
wherein the at least one measuring device (31) includes:
an external sensor (42) attached on an external face (44) of the wall (14) of the balloon body (12) and designed to supply an electrical measurement signal sensitive to the measured biological quantity, and
an internal module (48) located inside the balloon body (12) and including a processing device (52) designed to process the electrical measurement signal in order to provide at least one measurement of the biological quantity,
wherein the external sensor (42) transmits the electrical measurement signal to the internal module (48) by one or more electrical wire(s) (60) passing through conduit(s) (62) formed through the wall (14) of the balloon body (12), and
wherein a sealing material (64) obstructs the conduit (s) (62).