Prosthesis (i.e. – artificial body members) – parts thereof – or ai – Breast prosthesis – Implantable
623 11, 427 224, A61F 212
A biocompatible hydrophobic laminate. The laminate structure includes one layer of a rubber, such as silicone rubber, which is biocompatible with the inside of the body. The laminate structure further includes a hydrophobic layer or membrane formed of a thermoplastic elastomer such as a styrene triblock copolymer. The triblock copolymer may contain styrene endblocks with an elastomeric midblock such as polyisoprene, polybutadiene, polyisobutylene, and poly(ethylene-co-butylene). The laminate structure may be utilized for structures to be introduced into the body, such as for a breast prosthesis shell or a coating for a catheter.
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Hayes Thomas G.
Kredovski Adam D.
Kredovski Kenneth C.
Cuddihy Francis K.
Novamed Medical Products Manufacturing, Inc.
Weiss John G.
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