06214025 is referenced by 194 patents and cites 60 patents.

A self-centering blood clot filter is provided. The filter includes an anchoring portion including a generally cylindrical radially expandable body including an axial lumen extending therethrough. The filter further includes a filtering portion including a conical body concentrically aligned within the axial lumen of the anchoring portion. The conical body of the filtering portion is tapered to form a distal tip. As such, the blood clot filter can be properly centered within the lumen of a vessel for effective lysing of blood clots.

Title
Self-centering, self-expanding and retrievable vena cava filter
Application Number
9/427917
Publication Number
6214025 (B1)
Application Date
October 27, 1999
Publication Date
April 10, 2001
Inventor
David Lee Sandock
late of Littleton
MA, US
Naroun Suon
Lawrence
MA, US
Hannah S Kim
Stow
MA, US
Sepideh H Nott
Melrose
MA, US
Iiya Yampolsky
West Roxbury
MA, US
Robert Thistle
Brockton
MA, US
Agent
Hoffman & Baron
US
Assignee
Boston Scientific Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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