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 7 144
DeFonzo, Stephan A Wayne, US 50 5165
McGuckin,, Jr James F Radnor, US 120 845
Thinnes,, Jr John H Philadelphia, US 30 245

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
9,387,063 Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system 0 2012
9,452,039 Vascular filter 0 2013
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 4 2010
8,740,931 Vascular filter 0 2011
8,734,480 Vascular filter 1 2011
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C. R. Bard, Inc. (12)
7,967,838 Removable embolus blood clot filter 21 2006
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9,326,842 Embolus blood clot filter utilizable with a single delivery system or a single retrieval system in one of a femoral or jugular access 0 2007
8,372,109 Non-entangling vena cava filter 8 2010
8,613,754 Tubular filter 3 2010
8,574,261 Removable embolus blood clot filter 5 2011
8,430,903 Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system 9 2011
8,690,906 Removeable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit 0 2012
9,204,956 IVC filter with translating hooks 0 2012
8,628,556 Non-entangling vena cava filter 3 2012
9,017,367 Tubular filter 0 2013
9,144,484 Non-entangling vena cava filter 0 2014
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
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ARGON MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (13)
8,821,528 Removable vein filter 2 2004
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* 8,162,972 Vein filter 5 2010
8,920,458 Vein filter 0 2011
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* 8,591,541 Vein filter 0 2012
* 2012/0184,986 Vein Filter 0 2012
8,696,700 Vein filter 0 2012
* 9,168,121 Vein filter 0 2012
* 2013/0178,890 VEIN FILTER 0 2012
9,308,075 Vessel filter 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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