"Vessel Protective Device"
Inventors: Ann Prewett, Mark Dingledine, Alan C. Chen
Application number: 12/573,670
Filing date: Oct 5, 2009
"The present disclosure relates to a vessel/tissue protection device having a polymer coated reinforcing layer. The polymer can comprise a biocompatible polymer that will not promote tissue in-growth or attachment, such as segmented polyurethane, polycarbonate urethane, polyether urethane, polyacrylonitrile, etc. The reinforcing layer can comprise any suitable woven, non-woven, knitted, or braided reinforcing polymer, fabric, or foil that is biocompatible and capable of holding a suture, staple, or other attachment device."
Materials listed include polyaspartic acid and a variety of polyesters sourced from Akina, Inc.