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Wires, catheters, endoscopes, etc. and their methods that have flow directed distal ends, which allow and facilitate management of these devices during use are disclosed. Additionally instant invention allows for distal anchoring so that the device will remain in a location once it has arrived and its method for use. Further, the instant invention describes an apparatus and method for a tensioning characteristic to be applied along the device once it is place that will facilitate the passing of another member along the initially placed member. Last, a novel occluder is disclosed and its method of use.

Title
Occlusion, anchoring, tensioning and flow direction apparatus and methods for use
Application Number
9/248083
Publication Number
6635068 (B1)
Application Date
February 9, 1999
Publication Date
October 21, 2003
Inventor
Richard E Fulton
Grand Junction
CO, US
William Richard Dubrul
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld
US
Agent
James F Hann
US
Assignee
Artemis Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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