US Patent No: 5,800,525

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Blood filter

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A bodily fluid filter has an elastic tubular framework and a plurality of filter filaments extending from the surface of the tubular framework in toward the longitudinal axis to trap objects to be filtered. The elastic framework is deformable to facilitate deployment and removal, but resumes its operational shape once deployed. The filter can be installed intralumenally and/or remotely if desired.

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Patent Owner(s)

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN48

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bachinski, Thomas J Lakeville, MN 85 2778
Goldsteen, David S Minneapolis, MN 24 1701
Sullivan, Daniel J Medina, MN 73 2427

Cited Art Landscape

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COOK INCORPORATED (1)
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LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (2)
* 5,601,595 Remobable thrombus filter 222 1994
* 5,709,704 Blood clot filtering 308 1994
 
New York Society for the Ruptured and Crippled Maintaining the Hospital for Special Surgery (1)
* 5,549,626 Vena caval filter 567 1994
 
CELSA, B. BRAUN (1)
* 5,634,942 Assembly comprising a blood filter for temporary or definitive use and a device for implanting it 290 1995
 
Target Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
* 5,304,194 Vasoocclusion coil with attached fibrous element(s) 272 1992
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
* 5,618,301 Reducing stent, device with reducing stent and use of a reducing stent 104 1996
 
B. Braun Celsa (1)
* 5,344,427 Filter with triangular fingers 140 1993
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Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
* 5,925,063 Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use 422 1997
6,221,091 Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use 206 1999
6,361,546 Deployable recoverable vascular filter and methods for use 146 2000
6,726,702 Deployable recoverable vascular filter and methods for use 62 2001
 
CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC. (7)
8,795,317 Embolic obstruction retrieval devices and methods 2 2009
8,795,345 Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods 2 2009
8,357,178 Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods 3 2010
8,357,179 Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods 8 2011
8,529,596 Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods 2 2011
9,072,537 Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods 0 2012
9,044,263 Vascular and bodily duct treatment devices and methods 0 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
6,585,756 Implantable lumen prosthesis 139 1999
6,436,121 Removable blood filter 157 2001
* 2004/0267,301 Embolic protection devices 49 2003
* 7,172,621 Method of performing protected angioplasty and stenting at a carotid bifurcation 13 2004
9,113,999 Methods for deploying a positioning anchor with a stent-graft 0 2007
* 2011/0022,074 PERMANENT ARTERIAL EMBOLI DISSOLUTION FILTER TO PREVENT EMBOLIC OCCLUSION OF A BLOOD VESSEL 0 2010
 
IP Holdings, LLC (2)
6,896,691 System for, and method of, blocking the passage of emboli through a vessel 55 2002
* 2002/0156,520 System for, and method of, blocking the passage of emboli through a vessel 8 2002
 
ENDOTEX INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,077,854 Deployable recoverable vascular filter and methods for use 36 2004
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (17)
6,514,273 Device for removal of thrombus through physiological adhesion 180 2000
6,458,139 Filter/emboli extractor for use in variable sized blood vessels 163 2000
6,964,670 Embolic protection guide wire 117 2000
7,338,510 Variable thickness embolic filtering devices and method of manufacturing the same 17 2001
7,241,304 Flexible and conformable embolic filtering devices 22 2001
7,252,675 Embolic filtering devices 20 2002
8,591,540 Embolic filtering devices 0 2003
8,845,583 Embolic protection devices 0 2007
7,976,560 Embolic filtering devices 2 2007
8,216,209 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2007
7,972,356 Flexible and conformable embolic filtering devices 0 2007
7,959,646 Filter device for embolic protection systems 1 2007
* 8,747,354 Catheter for the local delivery of therapeutic agents 0 2007
7,959,647 Self furling umbrella frame for carotid filter 4 2007
8,016,854 Variable thickness embolic filtering devices and methods of manufacturing the same 0 2008
8,177,791 Embolic protection guide wire 0 2009
8,029,530 Guide wire with embolic filtering attachment 0 2010
 
Novate Medical Limited (5)
8,162,970 Vascular filter 5 2007
8,057,507 Vascular filter 5 2009
8,668,713 Vascular filter device 0 2010
8,821,530 Vascular filter 0 2011
8,647,360 Vascular filter 0 2012
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (2)
7,794,472 Single wire intravascular filter 7 2004
8,574,259 Intravascular filter with drug reservoir 0 2005
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (37)
6,306,163 Assembly for collecting emboli and method of use 196 1998
6,623,450 System for blocking the passage of emboli through a body vessel 129 1999
6,443,971 System for, and method of, blocking the passage of emboli through a vessel 180 1999
6,290,710 Embolic protection device 268 1999
6,695,813 Embolic protection devices 154 1999
6,511,503 Catheter apparatus for treating occluded vessels and filtering embolic debris and method of use 145 1999
6,540,722 Embolic protection devices 212 2000
6,485,500 Emboli protection system 246 2000
6,592,616 System and device for minimizing embolic risk during an interventional procedure 130 2000
6,679,902 Reduced profile delivery sheath for use in interventional procedures 76 2000
6,558,405 Embolic filter 167 2000
6,511,496 Embolic protection device for use in interventional procedures 220 2000
6,537,294 Delivery systems for embolic filter devices 253 2000
6,702,834 Embolic protection devices 95 2000
6,569,184 Recovery system for retrieving an embolic protection device 124 2001
8,262,689 Embolic filtering devices 0 2001
7,172,614 Support structures for embolic filtering devices 53 2002
6,761,732 Catheter apparatus for treating occluded vessels and filtering embolic debris and method of use 25 2002
7,331,973 Guide wire with embolic filtering attachment 33 2002
7,425,215 Delivery systems for embolic filter devices 8 2003
7,217,255 Embolic protection devices 17 2003
7,244,267 Filter device for embolic protection systems 6 2003
7,780,694 Intravascular device and system 35 2003
7,306,619 Self furling umbrella frame for carotid filter 26 2003
7,892,251 Component for delivering and locking a medical device to a guide wire 0 2003
7,678,129 Locking component for an embolic filter assembly 3 2004
7,572,272 Embolic filtering devices for bifurcated vessels 13 2005
7,537,598 Embolic protection guide wire 0 2005
7,537,601 Apparatus for capturing objects beyond an operative site utilizing a capture device delivered on a medical guide wire 5 2005
7,662,166 Sheathless embolic protection system 0 2006
7,842,064 Hinged short cage for an embolic protection device 1 2006
7,678,131 Single-wire expandable cages for embolic filtering devices 1 2007
7,879,065 Locking component for an embolic filter assembly 2 2007
7,815,660 Guide wire with embolic filtering attachment 0 2008
7,918,820 Device for, and method of, blocking emboli in vessels such as blood arteries 1 2009
7,931,666 Sheathless embolic protection system 0 2010
8,308,753 Locking component for an embolic filter assembly 0 2010
 
TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT GROUP, INC. (1)
8,828,076 Implantable prosthetic device for connection to a fluid flow pathway of a patient 0 2011
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,179,273 Filter/emboli extractor for use in variable sized blood vessels 36 2002
7,004,954 Device for removal of thrombus through physiological adhesion 106 2002
 
Transvivo, Inc. (1)
* 7,354,392 Structurally optimized hollow fiber membranes 0 2004
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
* 8,425,838 Filter member and oxygenator using same 0 2007
8,911,666 Filter member and oxygenator using same 0 2013
 
TECHNOLOGY ADVANCED GROUP, INC. (1)
* 7,963,989 Implantable prosthetic device for connection to a fluid flow pathway of a patient 0 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (6)
6,740,061 Distal protection device 78 2000
9,005,236 Distal protection device 0 2004
8,940,003 Methods and apparatus for flow restoration 0 2009
8,298,244 Intracorporeal grasping device 8 2010
9,039,749 Methods and apparatuses for flow restoration and implanting members in the human body 0 2010
8,679,142 Methods and apparatus for flow restoration 0 2012
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,814,740 Retrieval device made of precursor alloy cable 7 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (10)
6,896,690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 224 2000
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 173 2001
7,758,606 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 8 2004
7,470,284 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 72 2004
* 2005/0010,285 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 93 2004
9,101,470 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 0 2005
8,221,315 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 0 2005
* 2005/0261,759 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 173 2005
8,591,574 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 0 2011
8,740,974 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 0 2012
 
Emboline, Inc. (7)
* 8,114,114 Embolic protection device 7 2003
9,107,734 Embolic protection device 0 2007
8,414,482 Embolic protection device 2 2012
8,308,754 Embolic protection device 9 2012
8,728,114 Embolic protection device 1 2012
8,430,904 Embolic protection device 6 2012
8,679,149 Embolic protection device 1 2013
 
MICRUS ENDOVASCULAR CORPORATION (1)
7,326,225 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 16 2003
 
RAFAEL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 7,497,873 Intravascular device and method using it 0 2000
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
* 6,102,938 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 98 1997
 
Micrus Corporation (4)
6,350,271 Clot retrieval device 96 1999
6,616,617 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 61 2001
6,692,504 Clot retrieval device 62 2001
7,008,434 Clot retrieval device 14 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CUPERTINO CORP. (1)
7,879,063 Deployable recoverable vascular filter and methods of use 0 2006
 
RUBICON MEDICAL, INC. (9)
6,997,939 Methods, systems, and devices for deploying an embolic protection filter 50 2002
6,962,598 Methods, systems, and devices for providing embolic protection 47 2002
6,951,570 Methods, systems, and devices for deploying a filter from a filter device 49 2002
7,594,926 Methods, systems and devices for delivering stents 7 2002
7,708,770 Stent delivery device with embolic protection 4 2003
8,535,344 Methods, systems, and devices for providing embolic protection and removing embolic material 0 2004
7,699,865 Actuating constraining mechanism 4 2004
7,478,465 Method of securing a restraining member on a medical device 0 2005
8,052,712 Methods, systems, and devices for deploying a filter from a filter device 0 2005
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (33)
7,993,329 ERCP catheter with a removable handle for lithotriptor compatible basket 2 2003
7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 5 2004
8,105,349 Removable vena cava filter having primary struts for enhanced retrieval and delivery 5 2005
8,043,322 Removable vena cava filter having inwardly positioned anchoring hooks in collapsed configuration 5 2005
7,972,353 Removable vena cava filter with anchoring feature for reduced trauma 12 2005
7,699,867 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 16 2005
7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 17 2005
8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 6 2005
8,795,315 Emboli capturing device having a coil and method for capturing emboli 0 2005
8,945,169 Embolic protection device 0 2006
* 8,221,446 Embolic protection device 0 2006
* 2006/0229,660 Embolic protection device 15 2006
8,109,962 Retrievable device having a reticulation portion with staggered struts 4 2006
7,850,708 Embolic protection device having a reticulated body with staggered struts 10 2006
7,771,452 Embolic protection device with a filter bag that disengages from a basket 8 2006
7,766,934 Embolic protection device with an integral basket and bag 17 2006
8,187,298 Embolic protection device having inflatable frame 0 2006
8,377,092 Embolic protection device 0 2006
8,182,508 Embolic protection device 1 2006
8,632,562 Embolic protection device 0 2006
8,252,017 Invertible filter for embolic protection 11 2006
8,216,269 Embolic protection device having reduced profile 0 2006
8,152,831 Foam embolic protection device 0 2006
8,419,748 Helical thrombus removal device 0 2007
8,252,018 Helical embolic protection device 0 2007
8,246,648 Removable vena cava filter with improved leg 5 2008
8,246,672 Endovascular graft with separately positionable and removable frame units 0 2008
8,388,644 Embolic protection device and method of use 0 2008
7,867,247 Methods for embolic protection during treatment of a stenotic lesion in a body vessel 0 2010
8,246,650 Removable vena cava filter 4 2010
8,246,651 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 4 2010
8,845,677 Retrievable device having a reticulation portion with staggered struts 0 2011
8,657,849 Embolic protection device and method of use 0 2013
 
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (2)
6,666,882 Endovascular thin film devices and methods for treating and preventing stroke 91 2001
6,605,111 Endovascular thin film devices and methods for treating and preventing stroke 253 2001
 
Salviac Limited (47)
6,336,934 Embolic protection device 306 1998
6,752,819 Delivery catheter 101 2000
6,565,591 Medical device 110 2001
6,432,122 Embolic protection device 152 2001
6,645,224 Embolic protection device 126 2001
7,491,215 Filter element for embolic protection device 3 2001
6,726,701 Embolic protection device 129 2001
7,901,426 Embolic protection device 0 2002
7,491,216 Filter element with retractable guidewire tip 1 2002
7,037,320 Support frame for an embolic protection device 52 2002
7,014,647 Support frame for an embolic protection device 48 2002
6,964,672 Support frame for an embolic protection device 58 2002
6,918,921 Support frame for an embolic protection device 70 2002
7,144,408 Embolic protection system 25 2003
7,452,496 Medical device 2 2003
7,785,342 Embolic protection device 0 2003
7,662,165 Embolic protection device 1 2003
7,972,352 Embolic protection system 0 2004
7,842,063 Embolic protection device 1 2004
* 2005/0209,635 Embolic protection device 36 2005
8,057,504 Embolic protection device 0 2005
7,837,701 Embolic protection device 0 2005
8,123,776 Embolic protection system 0 2005
8,002,790 Support frame for an embolic protection device 2 2005
7,799,051 Support frame for an embolic protection device 1 2005
7,510,565 Embolic protection device 6 2006
* 8,038,697 Embolic protection device 0 2006
8,603,131 Embolic protection device 0 2006
8,216,270 Embolic protection device 0 2006
7,833,242 Embolic protection device 1 2006
8,052,716 Embolic protection system 0 2007
7,846,176 Embolic protection system 1 2007
7,780,697 Embolic protection system 1 2007
7,842,066 Embolic protection system 1 2007
8,430,901 Embolic protection device 0 2007
8,226,678 Embolic protection device 0 2007
8,221,448 Embolic protection device 0 2007
8,114,115 Support frame for an embolic protection device 0 2007
7,927,349 Support frame for an embolic protection device 0 2007
8,241,319 Embolic protection system 0 2007
7,837,704 Medical device 0 2008
7,819,893 Medical device 0 2008
8,123,778 Embolic protection system 0 2008
7,901,427 Filter element with retractable guidewire tip 1 2008
8,328,842 Filter element with retractable guidewire tip 0 2011
* 8,852,226 Vascular device for use during an interventional procedure 0 2011
* 2011/0276,120 Vascular Device For Use During An Interventional Procedure 5 2011
 
NELLIX, INC., A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE (3)
8,945,199 Sealing apparatus and methods of use 0 2009
8,906,084 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 0 2010
8,926,682 Stent graft delivery system 0 2011
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
6,540,768 Vascular filter system 171 2000
6,485,501 Vascular filter system with guidewire and capture mechanism 203 2000
 
PFM MEDICAL AG (1)
* 2012/0095,541 Stent for Temporary Fitting in a Body Cavity 0 2006
 
CARDICA, INC. (1)
* 7,455,677 Anastomosis device having a deployable section 8 2004
 
Nellix (1)
8,870,941 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6,159,165 Three dimensional spherical micro-coils manufactured from radiopaque nickel-titanium microstrand 83 1998
 
Incept LLC (25)
6,530,939 Vascular device having articulation region and methods of use 176 1999
6,589,263 Vascular device having one or more articulation regions and methods of use 167 1999
6,371,970 Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta 295 1999
6,214,026 Delivery system for a vascular device with articulation region 262 1999
6,203,561 Integrated vascular device having thrombectomy element and vascular filter and methods of use 368 1999
6,179,861 Vascular device having one or more articulation regions and methods of use 300 1999
* 6,129,739 Vascular device having one or more articulation regions and methods of use 296 1999
6,620,182 Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta 113 2000
6,544,279 Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use 218 2000
6,663,651 Systems and methods for vascular filter retrieval 101 2001
6,887,257 Vascular embolic filter exchange devices and methods of use thereof 57 2001
7,306,618 Vascular device for emboli and thrombi removal and methods of use 57 2002
7,410,491 Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use 27 2002
7,981,134 Vascular embolic filter exchange devices and methods of use thereof 0 2005
7,648,518 Vascular embolic filter devices and methods of use therefor 0 2005
8,123,777 Apparatus and methods for aspirating emboli 0 2005
8,052,713 Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta 0 2006
7,993,363 Vascular device for emboli and thrombi removal and methods of use 2 2007
RE43902 Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use 0 2011
RE43882 Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use 40 2011
8,267,956 Vascular embolic filter exchange devices and methods of use thereof 0 2011
8,486,105 Vascular device for emboli and thrombi removal and methods of use 0 2011
8,460,336 Systems and methods for vascular filter retrieval 0 2011
8,562,639 Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta 0 2011
8,617,201 Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use 0 2012
 
SALVIC LIMITED (1)
6,887,256 Embolic protection system 102 2001
 
ANWAR, AZAM (2)
* 8,252,016 System and method for providing embolic protection 1 2005
8,603,132 System and method for providing embolic protection 0 2012
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 72 2000
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 0 2012
 
WYETH (1)
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 6,258,120 Implantable cerebral protection device and methods of use 301 1997
6,499,487 Implantable cerebral protection device and methods of use 95 2000
 
POREX CORPORATION (1)
* 6,551,608 Porous plastic media with antiviral or antimicrobial properties and processes for making the same 37 2000
 
ST. ELIZABETH'S MEDICAL CENTER, INC. (1)
6,369,039 High efficiency local drug delivery 119 1998
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (4)
7,052,500 Embolus extractor 24 2001
7,875,050 Mechanical clot treatment device 55 2002
7,063,707 Medical retrieval device 25 2003
8,486,104 Mechanical clot treatment device with distal filter 2 2010
 
TRANVASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,638,293 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 172 1999
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (3)
7,867,273 Endoprostheses for peripheral arteries and other body vessels 1 2007
8,142,442 Snare 2 2008
8,137,377 Embolic basket 2 2008
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (108)
6,371,969 Distal protection device and method 143 1999
6,371,971 Guidewire filter and methods of use 292 2000
6,652,505 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 135 2000
6,620,148 Filter flush system and methods of use 132 2000
6,676,682 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 80 2000
7,094,249 Distal protection device and method 63 2000
6,544,280 Intravascular filter and method 120 2000
6,673,090 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire for filtering during ablation of myocardial or vascular tissue 89 2001
6,689,151 Variable wall thickness for delivery sheath housing 39 2001
6,840,950 Low profile emboli capture device 117 2001
6,537,295 Wire and lock mechanism 120 2001
6,616,681 Filter delivery and retrieval device 131 2001
* 6,589,266 Thrombosis filter having a surface treatment 71 2001
6,755,847 Emboli capturing device and method of manufacture therefor 30 2001
7,153,320 Hydraulic controlled retractable tip filter retrieval catheter 14 2001
6,793,666 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 58 2001
7,169,165 Rapid exchange sheath for deployment of medical devices and methods of use 41 2002
6,936,059 Endovascular guidewire filter and methods of use 67 2002
8,647,359 Distal protection filter 0 2002
6,932,830 Disc shaped filter 46 2002
6,997,938 Embolic protection device 50 2002
6,974,469 Distal protection device and method 61 2002
7,118,539 Articulating guide wire for embolic protection and methods of use 23 2002
7,226,464 Intravascular filter retrieval device having an actuatable dilator tip 5 2002
7,029,440 Distal protection filter and method of manufacture 37 2002
8,070,769 Inverted embolic protection filter 6 2002
7,060,082 Perfusion guidewire in combination with a distal filter 49 2002
7,585,309 Aortic filter 7 2002
* 7,226,475 Stent with variable properties 29 2002
7,001,406 Cartridge embolic protection filter and methods of use 43 2002
7,959,584 Dedicated distal protection guidewires 1 2002
6,663,652 Distal protection device and method 131 2002
7,326,224 Shaft and wire lock 1 2002
7,174,636 Method of making an embolic filter 13 2002
7,115,138 Sheath tip 4 2002
7,481,823 Multiple membrane embolic protection filter 0 2002
7,625,389 Embolic protection device 1 2002
* 6,872,216 Distal protection device and method 80 2003
6,991,642 Wire and lock mechanism 47 2003
7,163,549 Filter membrane manufacturing method 3 2003
7,740,644 Embolic protection filtering device that can be adapted to be advanced over a guidewire 1 2003
7,137,991 Multi-wire embolic protection filtering device 7 2003
6,878,291 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 14 2003
7,618,433 Intravascular filter and method 1 2003
7,163,550 Method for manufacturing medical devices from linear elastic materials while maintaining linear elastic properties 13 2003
6,964,673 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 107 2003
6,960,370 Methods of forming medical devices 39 2003
6,902,572 Anchoring mechanisms for intravascular devices 22 2003
7,780,611 Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission 0 2003
6,969,396 Filter membrane with increased surface area 81 2003
7,537,600 Valved embolic protection filter 7 2003
8,337,519 Embolic protection filtering device 1 2003
8,444,665 Filter flush system and methods of use 0 2003
7,229,464 Filter delivery and retrieval device 9 2003
7,235,061 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 11 2003
7,998,163 Expandable retrieval device 1 2003
7,326,226 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire for filtering during ablation of myocardial or vascular tissue 25 2003
7,695,465 Chronic total occlusion device with variable stiffness shaft 1 2003
7,320,697 One piece loop and coil 4 2003
7,651,514 Nose rider improvement for filter exchange and methods of use 42 2003
7,476,236 Embolic protection filter delivery sheath 0 2003
7,097,652 Variable wall thickness for delivery sheath housing 3 2003
7,320,698 Emboli capturing device and method of manufacture therefor 2 2004
8,241,315 Apparatus and method for treating occluded vasculature 1 2004
7,001,407 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 47 2004
7,621,904 Catheter with a pre-shaped distal tip 8 2004
8,236,024 Low profile emboli capture device 0 2004
8,262,690 Wire and lock mechanism 1 2004
8,038,696 Sheath for use with an embolic protection filter 0 2004
8,303,618 Intravascular filter and method 0 2004
7,563,272 Emboli filtration system and methods of use 1 2005
7,479,153 Endovascular guidewire filter and methods of use 3 2005
7,459,080 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 2 2005
7,204,464 Medical wire holder 1 2005
8,480,629 Universal utility board for use with medical devices and methods of use 0 2005
7,699,866 Emboli filtration system and methods of use 0 2005
* 2006/0030,876 Embolic filter device and related systems and methods 49 2005
7,717,935 Guidewire filter and methods of use 1 2005
7,691,123 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 5 2005
7,731,683 Endoluminal occlusion-irrigation catheter with aspiration capabilities and methods of use 5 2005
8,043,366 Overlapping stent 2 2005
7,942,893 Filter retrieval catheter 0 2005
7,785,344 Perfusion guidewire in combination with a distal filter 0 2006
7,875,051 Embolic protection filter having an improved filter frame 1 2006
8,083,689 Distal protection guidewire with nitinol core 2 2006
7,842,065 Rapid exchange sheath for deployment of medical devices and methods of use 0 2006
8,034,074 Intravascular filter retrieval device having an actuatable dilator tip 0 2006
8,152,832 Apparatus for anchoring an intravascular device along a guidewire 1 2007
7,998,145 Selectively locking device 0 2007
7,862,578 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 0 2007
7,931,665 Guidewire filter and methods of use 0 2007
7,722,638 Delivery and retrieval manifold for a distal protection filter 23 2007
7,762,403 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 1 2008
8,123,779 Embolic protection device 1 2009
8,444,669 Embolic filter delivery system and method 0 2009
7,896,861 Catheter with a pre-shaped distal tip 3 2009
8,579,957 Stent delivery device with embolic protection 1 2010
8,007,510 Embolic protection filtering device that can be adapted to be advanced over a guidewire 0 2010
8,152,782 Endoluminal occlusion-irrigation catheter with aspiration capabilities and methods of use 4 2010
7,987,994 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 0 2010
8,292,829 Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission 1 2010
8,221,434 Retrieval device made of precursor alloy cable 0 2010
8,231,651 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 0 2010
8,403,912 Catheter with a pre-shaped distal tip 0 2011
8,468,678 Expandable retrieval device 0 2011
8,287,564 Embolic protection filtering device that can be adapted to be advanced over a guidewire 1 2011
8,821,478 Catheter with variable stiffness 0 2012
8,845,552 Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission 0 2012
 
DENDRON GMBH (1)
8,632,584 Medical implant having a curlable matrix structure and method of use 0 2007
 
NMT MEDICAL (1)
* 6,245,012 Free standing filter 229 1999
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (6)
6,929,009 Method and apparatus for transmyocardial direct coronary revascularization 47 2002
7,303,571 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 36 2003
6,994,718 Distal protection device for filtering and occlusion 49 2003
7,716,801 Low-profile distal protection device 0 2003
7,849,860 Methods and apparatus for transmyocardial direct coronary revascularization 20 2006
7,955,343 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessel 11 2007
* Cited By Examiner