06482224 is referenced by 289 patents.

The present invention concerns a flexible stapling device (

1

). More particularly, this invention concerns a flexible endovascular stapling device (

1

) for an intravascular procedure such as patent foramen ovale closure, which is designed to avoid open heart surgery by permitting the closure of the defect utilizing a stapling means (

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) which is positioned by using a flexible shaft/guidewire system.

Title
Endovascular flexible stapling device
Application Number
9/242969
Publication Number
6482224 (B1)
Application Date
June 7, 1999
Publication Date
November 19, 2002
Inventor
Shunichi Homma
New York
NY, US
Robert E Michler
Columbus
OH, US
Agent
Reed Smith
US
Assignee
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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