US Patent No: 8,277,479

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Self-opening filter with wire actuation

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Abstract

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A distal protection device that may include a guidewire having a proximal end and a distal end, a filter disposed on the guidewire, the filter including filtering material and an expandable hollow coil, and a wire at least partially disposed within the coil, wherein the filter is actuatable from a closed position to an open position by reducing tension on the wire and methods of use thereof.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4566

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Messal, Todd P Plymouth, MN 3 0
Stivland, Timothy M Plymouth, MN 17 348

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
4,706,671 Catheter with coiled tip 577 1985
6,027,520 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 402 1999
6,616,680 Distal protection and delivery system and method 157 2000
6,805,699 Laparoscopic specimen retrieval shoehorn 25 2003
7,261,727 Distal protection and delivery system and method 9 2003
* 2005/0119,691 Distal protection device and method 37 2005
 
CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,425,909 Methods and devices for filtering fluid flow through a body structure 151 1999
6,663,650 Systems, methods and devices for removing obstructions from a blood vessel 153 2001
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (2)
6,610,077 Expandable emboli filter and thrombectomy device 265 2001
* 2006/0212,068 Embolic protection device with an elongated superelastic radiopaque core member 5 2006
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
6,540,768 Vascular filter system 171 2000
 
GOLDBERG, MARK (1)
6,506,205 Blood clot filtering system 176 2001
 
ENDOVENTION, INC. (1)
5,947,995 Method and apparatus for removing blood clots and other objects 248 1998
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
7,192,434 Vascular protection devices and methods of use 17 2002
 
ANSELL EDMONT INDUSTRIAL INC. (1)
5,895,399 Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries 312 1996
 
INCEPT LLC (5)
6,129,739 Vascular device having one or more articulation regions and methods of use 294 1999
6,179,861 Vascular device having one or more articulation regions and methods of use 300 1999
6,544,279 Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use 216 2000
6,663,651 Systems and methods for vascular filter retrieval 100 2001
7,410,491 Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use 25 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,814,064 Distal protection device 587 1997
 
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center (1)
5,941,896 Filter and method for trapping emboli during endovascular procedures 362 1997
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (1)
6,562,058 Intravascular filter system 301 2001
 
B. Braun Celsa (1)
5,375,612 Possibly absorbable blood filter 449 1993
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 2005/0251,201 Devices and methods for closing a patent foramen ovale using a countertraction element 56 2004
 
EV3 INC. (1)
* 6,740,061 Distal protection device 77 2000
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (7)
5,846,260 Cannula with a modular filter for filtering embolic material 325 1997
6,592,546 Aortic occluder with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery 253 1998
6,007,557 Adjustable blood filtration system 280 1998
6,042,598 Method of protecting a patient from embolization during cardiac surgery 448 1999
* 6,245,087 Variable expansion frame system for deploying medical devices and methods of use 227 1999
6,508,826 Cannula with flow diversion mechanism and methods of use 25 2001
6,790,219 Filter with integrated obturator tip and methods of use 52 2001
 
EV3 PERIPHERAL, INC. (1)
7,125,414 Emboli filter 8 2003
 
MEMORY METAL HOLLAND BV (1)
* 2006/0015,136 Vascular filter with improved strength and flexibility 54 2003
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (17)
5,911,734 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 519 1997
6,001,118 Distal protection device and method 413 1997
5,910,154 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment 449 1998
6,152,946 Distal protection device and method 428 1998
6,053,932 Distal protection device 328 1998
6,235,044 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire for filtering during ablation of mycardial or vascular tissue 247 1999
6,245,089 Distal protection device and method 329 1999
6,165,200 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 332 1999
6,371,969 Distal protection device and method 141 1999
6,676,682 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 78 2000
7,094,249 Distal protection device and method 62 2000
6,936,059 Endovascular guidewire filter and methods of use 67 2002
* 6,726,703 Distal protection device and method 80 2002
6,974,469 Distal protection device and method 59 2002
6,964,673 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 105 2003
7,326,226 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire for filtering during ablation of myocardial or vascular tissue 19 2003
* 2005/0131,449 Nose rider improvement for filter exchange and methods of use 14 2003
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,520,978 Emboli filter 105 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
* 2008/0275,485 Guidewire with collapsible filter system and method of use 1 2006
 
ANGIOGUARD, INC. (1)
6,391,044 Vascular filter system 256 1999
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