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Stephen J Kleshinski: Free standing filter. NMT Medical, Daniel W Sixbey, Nixon Peabody, June 12, 2001: US06245012 (270 worldwide citation)

A free standing filter is provided with a filter body having an elongate guidewire receiving member extending centrally therethrough to define an open ended channel configured to receive a plurality of different sized guidewires. An expandable and contractible frame surrounds the elongate guidewire ...


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Sean T Forde, Steven W Opolski: Over-the-wire interlock attachment/detachment mechanism. NMT Medical, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, August 30, 2005: US06936058 (205 worldwide citation)

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, curve ...


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Stephen J Kleshinski: Guidewire for a free standing intervascular device having an integral stop mechanism. NMT Medical, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, September 6, 2005: US06939361 (183 worldwide citation)

An elongate guidewire for use with a free, unsecured, intervascular device having an elongate, enclosed, open ended channel for receiving the guidewire. The guidewire includes an elongate, flexible body having an outer dimension which is less than the inner dimension of the channel and an expandable ...


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Chanduszko Andrzej J: (pfo) Closure device with catch system. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej J, CAVANAUGH David L, January 27, 2005: WO/2005/006990 (144 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device for occluding an anatomical aperture, such as an atrial septal defect (ASD) or a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The occluder (20) includes two sides connected by a central tube. The occluder is formed from a tube (25), which is cut to produce struts (32) in each ...


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Chanduszko Andrzej J, Widomski David R, Devellian Carol A: Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej J, Widomski David R, Devellian Carol A, DIENER Michael A, November 24, 2005: WO/2005/110240 (126 worldwide citation)

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 material ...


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Andrzej J Chanduszko: Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system. NMT Medical, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, March 16, 2010: US07678123 (123 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device for occluding an anatomical aperture, such as an atrial septal defect (ASD) or a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The occluder includes two sides connected by a central tube. The occluder is formed from a tube, which is cut to produce struts in each side. Upon the ...


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Andrzej J Chanduszko: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support. NMT Medical, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, October 7, 2008: US07431729 (91 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device for occluding an anatomical aperture, such as a septal defect or patent foramen ovale (PFO). The occluder includes two sides connected by an intermediate joint. Each of the sides includes at least one elongate element, which is arranged to form non-overlapping ...


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Opolski Steven W: (pfo) Closure with magnetic force. Nmt Medical, Opolski Steven W, DIENER Michael, May 27, 2004: WO/2004/043266 (63 worldwide citation)

Magnetic force, preferably with one or more permanent magnets, is used to hold together flaps of tissue inside the body, particularly flaps of a PFO. A device or magnets within a device can be retrieved such that no permanent implant is left behind.


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Chanduszko Andrzej J: Pfo closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance. Nmt Medical, Chanduszko Andrzej J, CAVANAUGH David L, March 31, 2005: WO/2005/027752 (61 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices for closing septal defects, such as a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The closure devices (250) include a proximal anchor member (254), a distal anchor member (252), and at least one flexible center joint (259) connecting the two anchor members. According to some e ...


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Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R, Chanduszko Andrzej J: Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder. Nmt Medical, Devellian Carol A, Widomski David R, Chanduszko Andrzej J, CAVANAUGH David L, October 6, 2005: WO/2005/092203 (58 worldwide citation)

A delivery/recovery system to allow an operator to deploy and recover a medical implant, such as an occluder for closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO). In one embodiment, the system includes a delivery mandrel for preventing the occluder from moving in the proximal direction, a delivery wire for secu ...