06312407 is referenced by 159 patents and cites 110 patents.

A device for occluding a vessel employs one of a number of different expansion members joined to one or more elongate members. The expansion member may include a braid, one or more coils, ribs, a ribbon-like structure, a slotted tube, or a filter-like mesh. If the expansion member is enclosed by a suitable membrane, the device seals with the vessel wall to partially or completely occlude the vessel. A perforated membrane may be used to permit the perfusion of blood. The expansion member may be self-expanding, or it may be expanded by engaging it with one of the elongate members. Alternatively, the expansion member may be expanded by heating it.

Title
Occlusion of a vessel
Application Number
9/26106
Publication Number
6312407 (B1)
Application Date
February 19, 1998
Publication Date
November 6, 2001
Inventor
Ketan P Muni
San Jose
CA, US
Mukund R Patel
San Jose
CA, US
Celso J Bagaoisan
Union City
CA, US
Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi
Newark
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
US
Assignee
Medtronic PercuSurge
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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