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 LIMITEDDUBLIN67

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Brady, Eamon Elphin, IE 183 3600
Gilson, Paul County Galway, IE 123 2648
Grirrin, Patrick Castlegar, IE 5 160
Nielan, John Gort, IE 13 212
Taylor, Charles Delray Beach, FL 118 2206
Vale, David Dublin, IE 156 3016

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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (21)
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SALVIAC LIMITED (16)
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5,405,329 Intravascular multi-lumen catheter, capable of being implanted by "tunnelling" 89 1991
5,421,832 Filter-catheter and method of manufacturing same 398 1994
5,720,764 Vena cava thrombus filter 348 1996
5,800,457 Intravascular filter and associated methodology 400 1997
5,928,261 Removable vascular filter, catheter system and methods of use 139 1998
6,585,756 Implantable lumen prosthesis 123 1999
6,245,088 Retrievable umbrella sieve and method of use 250 1999
6,652,554 Instrument for thromboembolic protection 109 2000
6,443,926 Embolic protection device having expandable trap 117 2000
6,517,559 Blood filter and method for treating vascular disease 191 2000
6,616,680 Distal protection and delivery system and method 148 2000
6,340,364 Vascular filtering device 110 2001
6,436,121 Removable blood filter 151 2001
2002/0026,213 Embolic protection device 58 2001
6,652,557 Mechanism for capturing debris generated during vascular procedures 97 2001
2002/0169,414 Embolic protection device having expandable trap 74 2002
2002/0183,783 Guidewire for capturing emboli in endovascular interventions 54 2002
2003/0040,772 Delivery devices 257 2002
2003/0208,228 Embolic protection device 91 2003

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