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, UT13

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Edmiston, Daryl R Sandy, UT 70 695
Johnson, Steven W West Jordan, UT 41 682
Linder, Richard J Sandy, UT 62 614

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B. Braun Celsa (2)
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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (21)
8,262,689 Embolic filtering devices 0 2001
7,172,614 Support structures for embolic filtering devices 10 2002
7,331,973 Guide wire with embolic filtering attachment 18 2002
7,425,215 Delivery systems for embolic filter devices 5 2003
7,217,255 Embolic protection devices 11 2003
7,244,267 Filter device for embolic protection systems 3 2003
7,780,694 Intravascular device and system 15 2003
7,306,619 Self furling umbrella frame for carotid filter 20 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 2 2004
7,572,272 Embolic filtering devices for bifurcated vessels 6 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 1 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
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (12)
7,338,510 Variable thickness embolic filtering devices and method of manufacturing the same 10 2001
7,241,304 Flexible and conformable embolic filtering devices 15 2001
7,252,675 Embolic filtering devices 12 2002
8,591,540 Embolic filtering devices 0 2003
7,976,560 Embolic filtering devices 0 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
7,959,647 Self furling umbrella frame for carotid filter 0 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
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
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7,780,696 Distal protection device and method 22 2005
7,931,665 Guidewire filter and methods of use 0 2007
8,444,669 Embolic filter delivery system and method 0 2009
8,409,240 Embolic protection device 0 2009
 
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