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Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a large profile configuration engaging the surrounding tissues, by manipulating one or more actuators of a proximal handle with a single hand. This leaves the other hand free to manipulate a hysteroscope, minimizing the number of health care professional required to deploy the contraceptive device.

Title
Deployment actuation system for intrafallopian contraception
Application Number
9/644287
Publication Number
6709667 (B1)
Application Date
August 22, 2000
Publication Date
March 23, 2004
Inventor
Roberto Silva Torres
Foster City
CA, US
Betsy Swann
Newark
CA, US
Steven Bacich
Half Moon Bay
CA, US
Monica Barnhart
Foster City
CA, US
Ashish Khera
San Francisco
CA, US
Don Gurskis
Redwood City
CA, US
Christian Lowe
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
US
Agent
Lynn Thompson
US
Assignee
Conceptus
CA, US
IPC
A61F 13/00
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