Vein filter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7704266
APP PUB NO 20050165442A1
SERIAL NO

10889429

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A vessel filter comprising a first region and a second region wherein the filter is movable between a collapsed position for delivery to the vessel and an expanded position for placement within the vessel. A first region has a filter portion having a converging region to direct particles toward the center of the filter and the second region is flared in the expanded position to have a transverse dimension increasing toward a second end portion opposite the first end portion. The second region includes a vessel engaging portion at the second end portion. The first region includes a plurality of spaced apart elongated struts with adjacent struts being joined.

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ARGON MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.LAKE FOREST, IL72

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carter, Lindsay L Wayne, US 7 161
DeFonzo, Stephan A Wayne, US 53 5944
McGuckin,, Jr James F Radnor, US 123 1111
Thinnes,, Jr John H Philadelphia, US 30 289

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
9387063 Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system 0 2012
9351821 Removable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit 0 2013
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
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* 2011/0137,335 Percutaneous Retrievable Vascular Filter 4 2010
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C.R. BARD, INC. (14)
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8613754 Tubular filter 4 2010
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ARGON MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (16)
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