US Patent No: 6,951,570

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Methods, systems, and devices for deploying a filter from a filter device

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A filter device is adapted to function as a guidewire, an exchange guidewire, and provide embolic protection during a procedure. The filter device includes a filter assembly that is either integral with or coupled to a guide member. The filter assembly includes a plurality of struts that expand outwardly to deploy a filter that collects or captures material flowing along the blood vessel within which the filter device is deployed. The plurality of struts are constrained by a restraining member or mechanism that prevents the plurality of struts from expanding or extending outwardly to deploy the filter. Cooperating with the restraining member or mechanism is an actuating assembly that is adapted to release the restraining member or mechanism and enable the filter to be deployed from the guide member. A capture catheter that cooperates with the filter device and substantially surrounds the filter during removal of the filter device.

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RUBICON MEDICAL, INC.SALT LAKE CITY, UT14

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Edmiston, Daryl R Sandy, UT 57 1389
Johnson, Steven W West Jordan, UT 29 989
Linder, Richard J Sandy, UT 53 1225

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5,350,398 Self-expanding filter for percutaneous insertion 513 1993
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5,441,483 Catheter deflection control 345 1993
5,415,630 Method for removably implanting a blood filter in a vein of the human body 220 1994
5,421,832 Filter-catheter and method of manufacturing same 439 1994
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5,376,100 Rotary atherectomy or thrombectomy device with centrifugal transversal expansion 230 1994
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5,795,322 Catheter with filter and thrombus-discharge device 371 1996
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6,099,549 Vascular filter for controlled release 248 1999
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CELSA, B. BRAUN (2)
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MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (2)
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5,356,423 Resectable self-expanding stent 319 1993
 
DON MICHAEL INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
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SYNECTIC VENTURES I LLC (4)
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (22)
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5,989,281 Cannula with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery 368 1997
5,846,260 Cannula with a modular filter for filtering embolic material 334 1997
6,231,544 Cardioplegia balloon cannula 208 1997
5,980,555 Method of using cannula with associated filter during cardiac surgery 271 1997
6,086,605 Cannula with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery 237 1997
6,007,557 Adjustable blood filtration system 288 1998
6,051,014 Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use 376 1998
6,051,015 Modular filter with delivery system 257 1998
6,042,598 Method of protecting a patient from embolization during cardiac surgery 500 1999
6,117,154 Cannula with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery 215 1999
6,136,016 Cannula with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery 233 1999
* 6,245,087 Variable expansion frame system for deploying medical devices and methods of use 247 1999
6,171,328 Intravascular catheter filter with interlocking petal design and methods of use 303 1999
6,287,321 Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery 214 1999
6,224,620 Devices and methods for protecting a patient from embolic material during surgery 175 1999
6,270,513 Methods of protecting a patient from embolization during surgery 273 1999
6,235,045 Cannula with associated filter and methods of use 270 1999
6,319,268 Adjustable blood filtration system 174 2000
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Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (6)
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5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 188 1997
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6,206,868 Protective device and method against embolization during treatment of carotid artery disease 347 1999
2002/0029,077 Implant deployment apparatus 21 2001
 
KARDIAMETRICS, LLC (1)
5,833,650 Catheter apparatus and method for treating occluded vessels 516 1995
 
Prolifix Medical, Inc. (2)
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5,925,063 Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use 490 1997
 
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STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
5,007,917 Single blade cutter for arthroscopic surgery 195 1990
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
4,631,052 Method and apparatus for surgically removing remote deposits 422 1984
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (4)
5,370,657 Recoverable thrombosis filter 453 1993
5,709,704 Blood clot filtering 331 1994
5,951,585 Vena cava delivery system 158 1997
5,836,969 Vena cava filter 195 1997
 
Artemis Medical, Inc. (2)
6,221,006 Entrapping apparatus and method for use 416 1999
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Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (16)
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4,964,409 Flexible hollow guiding member with means for fluid communication therethrough 298 1989
5,002,560 Expandable cage catheter with a rotatable guide 317 1989
5,071,425 Atherectomy catheter and method of forming the same 168 1991
5,226,909 Atherectomy device having helical blade and blade guide 270 1992
5,456,667 Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment 511 1993
5,423,885 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 464 1993
5,462,529 Adjustable treatment chamber catheter 346 1993
5,779,716 Device for removing solid objects from body canals, cavities and organs 359 1995
6,264,663 Device for removing solid objects from body canals, cavities and organs including an invertable basket 229 1998
6,168,604 Guide wire device for removing solid objects from body canals 145 1999
6,290,710 Embolic protection device 286 1999
6,383,206 Embolic protection system and method including filtering elements 160 1999
6,468,298 Gripping delivery system for self-expanding stents and method of using the same 133 2000
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
5,895,407 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 207 1998
 
SUMMERS, DAVID P. (2)
5,087,265 Distal atherectomy catheter 231 1989
5,695,519 Percutaneous filter for carotid angioplasty 426 1995
 
LOCALMED, INC. (1)
5,797,952 System and method for delivering helical stents 240 1996
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
5,190,546 Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements 601 1991
 
Bioguide Consulting, Inc. (1)
6,355,051 Guidewire filter device 173 2000
 
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6,238,412 Biological passageway occlusion removal 308 1998
 
EV3 INC. (1)
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (4)
5,925,016 Systems and methods for drug delivery including treating thrombosis by driving a drug or lytic agent through the thrombus by pressure 218 1995
6,280,413 Thrombolytic filtration and drug delivery catheter with a self-expanding portion 197 1997
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NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5,507,767 Spiral stent 590 1992
 
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4,857,046 Drive catheter having helical pump drive shaft 210 1987
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (7)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 531 1991
5,329,942 Method for filtering blood in a blood vessel of a patient 488 1992
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5,370,683 Vascular stent 350 1994
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5,399,165 Lockable connector, a drainage catheter utilizing the connector, and method of use 74 1994
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The Beth Israel Hospital Association (1)
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PERCUSURGE, INC. (4)
5,893,867 Stent positioning apparatus and method 175 1996
5,833,644 Method for emboli containment 259 1997
6,022,336 Catheter system for emboli containment 303 1997
6,217,567 Hollow medical wires and methods of constructing same 95 1999
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (2)
4,662,885 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular filter prosthesis 373 1985
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5,833,632 Hollow guide wire apparatus catheters 165 1996
 
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (41)
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5,085,662 Atherectomy catheter and related components 197 1989
5,071,407 Radially expandable fixation member 808 1990
5,100,424 Intravascular catheter having combined imaging abrasion head 267 1990
5,449,372 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 431 1991
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5,419,774 Thrombus extraction device 226 1993
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5,658,296 Method for making surgical retrieval baskets 312 1994
5,536,242 Intravascular device utilizing fluid to extract occlusive material 221 1995
5,749,848 Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and method of use for guided stent deployment 243 1995
5,605,543 Catheter having shaft of varying stiffness 101 1996
5,662,671 Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries 624 1996
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5,827,324 Distal protection device 475 1997
5,938,645 Percutaneous aspiration catheter system 191 1997
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5,993,469 Guiding catheter for positioning a medical device within an artery 279 1997
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5,910,154 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment 484 1998
6,152,946 Distal protection device and method 452 1998
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6,053,932 Distal protection device 342 1998
6,048,338 Catheter with spiral cut transition member 69 1999
* 6,171,327 Intravascular filter and method 442 1999
6,027,520 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 431 1999
6,179,851 Guiding catheter for positioning a medical device within an artery 241 1999
6,142,987 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 357 1999
6,168,579 Filter flush system and methods of use 460 1999
6,235,044 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire for filtering during ablation of mycardial or vascular tissue 296 1999
6,245,089 Distal protection device and method 351 1999
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* 6,537,295 Wire and lock mechanism 128 2001
 
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (1)
5,807,330 Angioplasty catheter 71 1997
 
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8,262,689 Embolic filtering devices 1 2001
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7,331,973 Guide wire with embolic filtering attachment 46 2002
7,425,215 Delivery systems for embolic filter devices 9 2003
7,217,255 Embolic protection devices 23 2003
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7,780,694 Intravascular device and system 50 2003
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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 5 2004
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7,662,166 Sheathless embolic protection system 0 2006
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7,678,131 Single-wire expandable cages for embolic filtering devices 1 2007
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