05984917 is referenced by 275 patents and cites 58 patents.

A catheter device for inserting a tightened lasso of material into a body by remote control includes a removable end component which provides ratchet-like tightening but prevents loosening of the lasso.

Title
Device and method for remote insertion of a closed loop
Application Number
481887
Publication Number
5984917
Application Date
October 1, 1997
Publication Date
November 16, 1999
Inventor
David K Swanson
Mountain View
CA, US
James G Whayne
Saratoga
CA, US
Sidney D Fleischman
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Henricks Slavin & Holmes
Assignee
EP Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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