08480709 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 366 patents.

A septal occluder, such as one made from a polymer tube, can have portions on either side of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or other septal defect. The portions on either side can be held in place with a catching mechanism that can take one of many forms. The tube can be made of bioresorbable materials.

Title
Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder
Application Number
13/591070
Publication Number
8480709 (B2)
Application Date
August 21, 2012
Publication Date
July 9, 2013
Inventor
Carol A Devellian
Topsfield
MA, US
David R Widomski
Wakefield
MA, US
Andrzej J Chanduszko
Chandler
AZ, US
Agent
DLA Piper
Assignee
W L Gore & Associates
AZ, US
IPC
A61D 1/00
A61B 17/08
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