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 LIMITEDDUBLIN65

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brady, Eamon Elphin, IE 187 3786
Gilson, Paul County Galway, IE 123 2799
Grirrin, Patrick Castlegar, IE 5 160
Nielan, John Gort, IE 13 213
Taylor, Charles Delray Beach, FL 120 2317
Vale, David Dublin, IE 160 3158

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6,461,370 Temporary vascular filter guide wire 127 1999
2002/0045,916 Temporary vascular filter guide wire 80 2001
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (1)
6,562,058 Intravascular filter system 298 2001
 
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. (1)
6,533,800 Devices and methods for preventing distal embolization using flow reversal in arteries having collateral blood flow 129 2001
 
Cordis Europa N.V. (1)
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6,277,138 Filter for embolic material mounted on expandable frame 352 1999
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6,537,296 Locking frame, filter and deployment system 120 2001
 
NMT MEDICAL (1)
6,245,012 Free standing filter 224 1999
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SALVIAC LIMITED (1)
* 2011/0307,002 EMBOLIC PROTECTION SYSTEM 0 2011
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