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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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brady, Eamon Elphin, IE 180 3480
Gilson, Paul County Galway, IE 120 2560
Grirrin, Patrick Castlegar, IE 5 155
Nielan, John Gort, IE 13 206
Taylor, Charles Delray Beach, FL 116 2135
Vale, David Dublin, IE 153 2918

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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (21)
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SALVIAC LIMITED (16)
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INCEPT LLC (13)
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LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (7)
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C.R. BARD, INC. (6)
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5,053,008 Intracardiac catheter 587 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 389 1994
5,720,764 Vena cava thrombus filter 343 1996
5,800,457 Intravascular filter and associated methodology 392 1997
5,928,261 Removable vascular filter, catheter system and methods of use 137 1998
6,585,756 Implantable lumen prosthesis 115 1999
6,245,088 Retrievable umbrella sieve and method of use 245 1999
6,652,554 Instrument for thromboembolic protection 106 2000
6,443,926 Embolic protection device having expandable trap 114 2000
6,517,559 Blood filter and method for treating vascular disease 183 2000
6,616,680 Distal protection and delivery system and method 145 2000
6,340,364 Vascular filtering device 107 2001
6,436,121 Removable blood filter 147 2001
2002/0026,213 Embolic protection device 56 2001
6,652,557 Mechanism for capturing debris generated during vascular procedures 94 2001
2002/0169,414 Embolic protection device having expandable trap 72 2002
2002/0183,783 Guidewire for capturing emboli in endovascular interventions 52 2002
2003/0040,772 Delivery devices 244 2002
2003/0208,228 Embolic protection device 88 2003

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