Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7303571
APP PUB NO 20040098030A1
SERIAL NO

10651824

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Methods and apparatus for occluding blood flow within a blood vessel. In a first series of embodiments, the present invention comprises a plurality of embolic devices deployable through the lumen of a conventional catheter such that when deployed, said embolic devices remain resident and occlude blood flow at a specific site within the lumen of the blood vessel. Such embolic devices comprise either mechanical embolic devices that become embedded within or compress against the lumen of the vessel or chemical vaso-occlusive agents that seal off blood flow at a given site. A second embodiment of the present invention comprises utilization of a vacuum/cauterizing device capable of sucking in the lumen of the vessel about the device to maintain the vessel in a closed condition where there is then applied a sufficient amount of energy to cause the tissue collapsed about the device to denature into a closure. In a third series of embodiments, the present invention comprises the combination of an embolization facilitator coupled with the application of an energy force to form an intraluminal closure at a specified site within a vessel.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CORE FITNESS SYSTEM INC.DALLAS, TX4
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA551

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Evard, Philip C Palo Alto, CA 36 5712
Flaherty, J C Los Altos, CA 3 330
Garibotto, John T Palo Alto, CA 36 7272
Jensen, Marc Los Gatos, CA 34 1561
Macaulay, Patrick E San Jose, CA 25 2740
Machold, Timothy R Moss Beach, CA 155 13202
Makower, Joshua Los Altos, CA 332 27401
Whitt, Jason B San Francisco, CA 18 2459

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