09017284 cites 16 patents.

Methods for easy, atraumatic access to areas of the vasculature that are otherwise difficult to access, using steerable guide catheters constructed with components that are selected to provide optimal navigability, torque transfer, and push ability for a variety of typical percutaneous access routes. The catheter wall thickness in the deflecting segment of the guide catheter is about 1 French (⅓ mm) or less, and includes a slotted deflection tube, and this construction allows a very tight turning radius which in turn enables guide catheter access to regions of the vasculature that are otherwise inaccessible.

Title
Method of implanting a PFO occluder in a patient
Application Number
13/965789
Publication Number
9017284 (B2)
Application Date
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
April 28, 2015
Inventor
Peter A Altman
San Carlos
CA, US
Simon Stertzer
San Carlos
CA, US
Frank Arko
San Carlos
CA, US
Mark Tale
San Carlos
CA, US
Richard Cook
San Carlos
CA, US
Nick Fravala
San Carlos
CA, US
Michael Keleher
San Carlos
CA, US
Daniel Kayser
San Carlos
CA, US
Daniel C Rosenman
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Crockett & Crockett PC
K David Crockett Esq
Assignee
BioCardia
CA, US
IPC
A61M 25/06
A61F 2/24
A61B 17/00
A61M 25/01
A61M 25/00
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