Diagnostic urethral assembly and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6719709
APP PUB NO 20020065476A1
SERIAL NO

09943975

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A diagnostic urethral assembly includes an elongate body having a fluid passageway and an elongate support member selectively positionable within the fluid passageway of the elongate body. The elongate body has a radially responsive wall segment that is being positionable within a lower urinary tract such that the radially responsive wall segment is adjacent a prostatic urethra. The elongate body is adapted to be in fluid communication with a bladder. The assembly has a first condition wherein the elongate support member is translatable relative to the elongate body so as to permit sequential and incremental radial compression of the radially responsive wall segment by the prostatic urethra in furtherance of defining architecture associated with the prostatic urethra and a second condition wherein fluid distally introduced into the elongate body radially expands the radially responsive wall segment into conforming engagement with the prostatic urethra in furtherance of obtaining a mold of same.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SRS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLCNORTH BILLERICA, MA13

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Reid, John M Garfield, MN 23 855
Whalen, Mark J Alexandria, MN 22 1320
Willard, Lloyd K Miltona, MN 28 1828

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