Blood filter

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5800525

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08868957

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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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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN45

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bachinski, Thomas J Lakeville, MN 85 3329
Goldsteen, David S Minneapolis, MN 24 2021
Sullivan, Daniel J Medina, MN 78 3152

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6878291 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 14 2003
7618433 Intravascular filter and method 2 2003
7163550 Method for manufacturing medical devices from linear elastic materials while maintaining linear elastic properties 23 2003
6964673 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 130 2003
6960370 Methods of forming medical devices 40 2003
6902572 Anchoring mechanisms for intravascular devices 25 2003
* 2004/0199,198 Anchoring mechanisms for intravascular devices 6 2003
7780611 Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission 0 2003
6969396 Filter membrane with increased surface area 98 2003
7537600 Valved embolic protection filter 11 2003
8337519 Embolic protection filtering device 1 2003
8444665 Filter flush system and methods of use 2 2003
7229464 Filter delivery and retrieval device 12 2003
9301829 Embolic protection aspirator 0 2003
* 2005/0033,347 Embolic protection aspirator 4 2003
* 2004/0106,944 Distal protection device and method 62 2003
7235061 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 19 2003
7998163 Expandable retrieval device 1 2003
7326226 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire for filtering during ablation of myocardial or vascular tissue 64 2003
7695465 Chronic total occlusion device with variable stiffness shaft 1 2003
7320697 One piece loop and coil 9 2003
7651514 Nose rider improvement for filter exchange and methods of use 45 2003
7476236 Embolic protection filter delivery sheath 0 2003
* 2004/0158,277 Embolic protection filter delivery sheath 108 2003
7097652 Variable wall thickness for delivery sheath housing 3 2003
* 2005/0251,198 Intravascular filter membrane and method of forming 1 2004
7320698 Emboli capturing device and method of manufacture therefor 6 2004
8241315 Apparatus and method for treating occluded vasculature 2 2004
7001407 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 51 2004
* 2005/0033,266 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 0 2004
* 2005/0049,610 Embolic protection device 1 2004
7621904 Catheter with a pre-shaped distal tip 16 2004
8236024 Low profile emboli capture device 0 2004
8262690 Wire and lock mechanism 1 2004
8038696 Sheath for use with an embolic protection filter 0 2004
8303618 Intravascular filter and method 0 2004
7563272 Emboli filtration system and methods of use 1 2005
7479153 Endovascular guidewire filter and methods of use 8 2005
7459080 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 2 2005
7204464 Medical wire holder 1 2005
* 2005/0159,774 Endovascular guidewire filter and methods of use 59 2005
8480629 Universal utility board for use with medical devices and methods of use 1 2005
* 2006/0229,658 Embolic protection filter with reduced landing zone 6 2005
7699866 Emboli filtration system and methods of use 0 2005
* 2006/0030,876 Embolic filter device and related systems and methods 51 2005
* 2007/0005,097 Intravascular filter 0 2005
* 2005/0267,517 Disc shaped filter 37 2005
7717935 Guidewire filter and methods of use 1 2005
* 2006/0015,139 Guidewire filter and methods of use 44 2005
7691123 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 5 2005
7731683 Endoluminal occlusion-irrigation catheter with aspiration capabilities and methods of use 13 2005
* 2006/0041,304 Endoluminal occlusion-irrigation catheter with aspiration capabilities and methods of use 0 2005
8043366 Overlapping stent 2 2005
7942893 Filter retrieval catheter 0 2005
* 2006/0025,805 Filter retrieval catheter 39 2005
* 2006/0089,665 Cartridge embolic protection filter and methods of use 2 2005
* 2006/0089,664 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 2 2005
7785344 Perfusion guidewire in combination with a distal filter 0 2006
* 2006/0195,138 PERFUSION GUIDEWIRE IN COMBINATION WITH A DISTAL FILTER 41 2006
* 2007/0265,655 EMBOLIC PROTECTION FILTER WITH ENHANCED STABILITY WITHIN A VESSEL 1 2006
* 2006/0287,671 Sheath tip 5 2006
7875051 Embolic protection filter having an improved filter frame 1 2006
8083689 Distal protection guidewire with nitinol core 3 2006
7842065 Rapid exchange sheath for deployment of medical devices and methods of use 6 2006
* 2007/0083,216 RAPID EXCHANGE SHEATH FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE 2 2006
8034074 Intravascular filter retrieval device having an actuatable dilator tip 1 2006
8152832 Apparatus for anchoring an intravascular device along a guidewire 1 2007
* 2007/0123,913 APPARATUS FOR ANCHORING AN INTRAVASCULAR DEVICE ALONG A GUIDEWIRE 6 2007
7998145 Selectively locking device 0 2007
* 2007/0135,833 RADIOPAQUE EMBOLIC PROTECTION FILTER MEMBRANE 44 2007
7862578 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 1 2007
7931665 Guidewire filter and methods of use 0 2007
* 2008/0051,671 INTRAVASCULAR FILTER MONITORING 14 2007
* 2008/0097,426 PERCUTANEOUS CATHETER AND GUIDEWIRE FOR FILTERING DURING ABLATION OF MYOCARDIAL OR VASCULAR TISSUE 55 2007
7722638 Delivery and retrieval manifold for a distal protection filter 42 2007
* 2008/0288,049 Stent for In-Stent Restenosis 1 2008
7762403 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 1 2008
* 2009/0054,907 FLEXIBLE TUBE FOR CARTRIDGE FILTER 1 2008
8123779 Embolic protection device 2 2009
8444669 Embolic filter delivery system and method 0 2009
9119706 Intravascular filter and method 0 2009
7896861 Catheter with a pre-shaped distal tip 4 2009
8579957 Stent delivery device with embolic protection 1 2010
8007510 Embolic protection filtering device that can be adapted to be advanced over a guidewire 0 2010
8152782 Endoluminal occlusion-irrigation catheter with aspiration capabilities and methods of use 13 2010
* 2010/0222,736 ENDOLUMINAL OCCLUSION-IRRIGATION CATHETER WITH ASPIRATION CAPABILITIES AND METHODS OF USE 0 2010
* 2010/0241,157 FILTER AND WIRE WITH DISTAL ISOLATION 0 2010
7987994 Flexible tube for cartridge filter 0 2010
* 2010/0300,956 FLEXIBLE TUBE FOR CARTRIDGE FILTER 0 2010
8292829 Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission 1 2010
8221434 Retrieval device made of precursor alloy cable 0 2010
* 2011/0009,876 RETRIEVAL DEVICE MADE OF PRECURSOR ALLOY CABLE 1 2010
8231651 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 1 2010
8403912 Catheter with a pre-shaped distal tip 0 2011
* 2011/0202,066 RETRIEVAL DEVICE MADE OF PRECURSOR ALLOY CABLE 0 2011
8468678 Expandable retrieval device 0 2011
8287564 Embolic protection filtering device that can be adapted to be advanced over a guidewire 1 2011
8821478 Catheter with variable stiffness 0 2012
8845552 Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission 0 2012
 
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* 6245012 Free standing filter 261 1999
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