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Kurt Amplatz, Michael R Afremov: Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device. AGA Medical Corporation, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, August 31, 1999: US05944738 (751 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device may be used, for example, to non-surgically treat a patient having a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and re ...


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Michael R Afremov, Kurt Amplatz: Sizing catheter for measuring septal defects. AGA Medical Corporation, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, June 5, 2001: US06241678 (62 worldwide citation)

A sizing catheter and method of measuring a preselected internal opening within a patient to provide a rapid and precise determination of a stretched diameter of the preselected internal opening. The sizing catheter includes a dilation balloon constructed of a thin expandable plastic which is inflat ...


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Menendez Adolfo, Paul W Schmokel, Eilaz P Babaev, Scott R Banaszewski, Michael R Afremov: Apparatus for holding a medical device during coating. April 8, 2014: US08689728 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed towards the holding of medical devices during manufacture to enable the application of therapeutic and/or protective coatings. More specifically, the present invention provides medical device holders that securely retain stents and other medical devices during the a ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael R Afremov: Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device. Aga Medical, liu jiyang, February 14, 2001: CN98813470

A collapsible medical device (10) for occluding an abnormal opening in a body organ is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device is preferably made from a continuous tubular metal fabric and includes two outer occluding portions (12, 14), and a resilient central, spring-like interconnectin ...


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Adolfo Menendez, Paul W Schmokel, Eilaz P Babaev, Scott R Banaszewski, Michael R Afremov: Apparatus for Holding a Medical Device During Coating. Bacoustics, Bacoustics, April 9, 2009: US20090090299-A1

The present invention is directed towards the holding of medical devices during manufacture to enable the application of therapeutic and/or protective coatings. More specifically, the present invention provides medical device holders that securely retain stents and other medical devices during the a ...


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Adolfo Menendez, Paul W Schmokel, Eilaz P Babaev, Scott R Banaszewski, Michael R Afremov: Method for Holding a Medical Device During Coating. Bacoustics, Bacoustics, April 9, 2009: US20090093870-A1

The present invention is directed towards the holding of medical devices during manufacture to enable the application of therapeutic and/or protective coatings. More specifically, the present invention provides medical device holders that securely retain stents and other medical devices during the a ...


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