US Patent No: 7,972,352

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Embolic protection system

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is in the collapsed configuration and the expanded deployed configuration. A delivery catheter is advanceable over the guidewire for delivery of the embolic protection filter. A retrieval catheter is also advanceable over the guidewire for retrieval of the filter , and engagement elements are used for engaging the embolic protection filter with the guidewire for retrieval of the filter into the retrieval catheter in the collapsed configuration.

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SALVIAC LIMITEDDUBLIN66

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Brady, Eamon Elphin, IE 180 3416
Gilson, Paul County Galway, IE 120 2516
Grirrin, Patrick Castlegar, IE 5 155
Nielan, John Gort, IE 13 206
Taylor, Charles Delray Beach, FL 115 2095
Vale, David Dublin, IE 153 2863

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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (21)
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SALVIAC LIMITED (16)
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LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (7)
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5,053,008 Intracardiac catheter 584 1990
5,405,329 Intravascular multi-lumen catheter, capable of being implanted by "tunnelling" 87 1991
5,421,832 Filter-catheter and method of manufacturing same 388 1994
5,720,764 Vena cava thrombus filter 341 1996
5,800,457 Intravascular filter and associated methodology 390 1997
5,928,261 Removable vascular filter, catheter system and methods of use 135 1998
6,585,756 Implantable lumen prosthesis 112 1999
6,245,088 Retrievable umbrella sieve and method of use 244 1999
6,652,554 Instrument for thromboembolic protection 105 2000
6,443,926 Embolic protection device having expandable trap 113 2000
6,517,559 Blood filter and method for treating vascular disease 179 2000
6,616,680 Distal protection and delivery system and method 144 2000
6,340,364 Vascular filtering device 106 2001
6,436,121 Removable blood filter 145 2001
2002/0026,213 Embolic protection device 55 2001
6,652,557 Mechanism for capturing debris generated during vascular procedures 93 2001
2002/0169,414 Embolic protection device having expandable trap 72 2002
2002/0183,783 Guidewire for capturing emboli in endovascular interventions 51 2002
2003/0040,772 Delivery devices 240 2002
2003/0208,228 Embolic protection device 87 2003

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