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The over-the-wire interlock attachment/detachment mechanism includes a cylindrical lock receiving section of a small diameter attached to an implantable medical device such as a blood clot filter, a stent, or a septal occluder. This cylindrical lock receiving section has a plurality of spaced, curved cutouts to receive both the guide fingers and contoured locking fingers formed on a cylindrical locking section. The locking fingers are angled outwardly from the cylindrical body of the cylindrical locking section, and are moved inwardly into engagement with the curved cutouts of the cylindrical lock receiving section by a sheath which slides over the cylindrical locking section or other suitable operator.

Title
Over-the-wire interlock attachment/detachment mechanism
Application Number
9/977971
Publication Number
6936058 (B2)
Application Date
October 17, 2001
Publication Date
August 30, 2005
Inventor
Steven W Opolski
Carlisle
MA, US
Sean T Forde
Watertown
MA, US
Agent
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
Assignee
NMT Medical
MA, US
IPC
A61M 029/00
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