US Patent No: 7,704,266

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Vein filter

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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, IL68

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carter, Lindsay L Wayne, US 7 134
DeFonzo, Stephan A Wayne, US 49 4945
McGuckin,, Jr James F Radnor, US 114 762
Thinnes,, Jr John H Philadelphia, US 30 229

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,351,821 Removable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit 0 2013
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
8,524,132 Method of fabricating an intraluminal scaffold with an enlarged portion 0 2011
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
8,795,318 Percutaneous retrievable vascular filter 0 2010
* 2011/0137,335 Percutaneous Retrievable Vascular Filter 3 2010
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C. R. Bard, Inc. (12)
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* 2013/0178,890 VEIN FILTER 0 2012
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