Richard S Kusleika, Brian V Finander: Temporary vascular filter. Microvena Corporation, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson P A, December 4, 2001: US06325815 (278 worldwide citation)

Filter systems and a method of deploying a medical filter within a channel in a patient's body, the filter systems include a filter having a radially expandable body with an opening in a proximal length thereof. The filter is urged along a length of the channel with the filter body in a radiall ...

Matthew T Yurek, Richard S Kusleika: Rolling membrane stent delivery device. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai P A, September 2, 1997: US05662703 (275 worldwide citation)

A device for deploying radially self-expanded stents and other radially expandable stents includes an inner catheter, an outer catheter surrounding the inner catheter, and a tubular stent retaining sheath formed of a rolling membrane. The sheath is doubled over upon itself to provide an inner sheath ...

Richard S Kusleika, Daniel Adams, Kent D Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D Santer: Distal protection devices having controllable wire motion. ev3, Popovich Wiles & O&apos Connell P A, August 10, 2004: US06773448 (196 worldwide citation)

A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filter or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional element along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of ...

John C Oslund, Richard S Kusleika, Kent D Anderson, Cheryl A Videen: Back-loading catheter. ev3, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson P A, March 4, 2003: US06527746 (172 worldwide citation)

A catheter provided with a collapsible inner lumen within a main body. The catheter can deploy a distal protection device using a guidewire which is threaded through the inner lumen, the inner lumen collapsing upon retrieval of the device into the catheter main body.

John Gainor, Jeff Helgerson, Richard S Kusleika, Dennis L Olson II: Retrievable septal defect closure device. ev3, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 28, 2005: US06911037 (115 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a septal defect closure device (10) having a first occluding disk (30) having a first flexible membrane (32) attached to a first frame (34) and a second occluding disk (20) having a second flexible membrane (22) attached to a separate second frame (24). The first frame ...

Richard S Kusleika, Brian V Finander: Slideable vascular filter. ev3, Popovich Wiles & O Connell P A, January 18, 2005: US06843798 (115 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device for use, e.g., as a vascular filter. The device includes a mandrel having a distal end and a stop spaced proximally of the distal end. A proximal length of the mandrel extends proximally of the stop and a distal length of the mandrel extends distally of the stop. A funct ...

Richard S Kusleika: Catheter for tissue dilatation and drug delivery. SciMed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 11, 2004: US06733474 (105 worldwide citation)

A combination dilatation and drug delivery device includes a flexible catheter, a drug delivery sheath mounted to a distal end region of the catheter and a dilatation balloon also mounted to the catheter and contained within a compartment formed by the sheath. The sheath is radially expandable by su ...

Thomas L Clubb, Richard S Kusleika, Kent D Anderson, Marwane S Berrada: Embolic filters with controlled pore size. ev3, Popovich Wiles & O Connell P A, January 29, 2008: US07323001 (88 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a device for filtering emboli from blood flowing through a lumen defined by the walls of a vessel in a patient's body comprising a filter element. The filter is expandable from a collapsed configuration when the filter element is restrained to an expanded configuration when th ...

Daniel O Adams, Richard S Kusleika, Kent D Anderson: Device to create proximal stasis. ev3, Popovich Wiles & O Connell P A, June 19, 2007: US07232452 (78 worldwide citation)

A method and system of performing an intravascular procedure at a treatment site in a vessel of a patient. A device creates a seal to prevent the flow of blood during the treatment of vascular disease. A seal may be formed between the distal inside diameter of a sheath or catheter such as a guide ca ...

Richard S Kusleika: Everting stent and stent delivery system. ev3, Merchant & Gould P C, March 15, 2005: US06866679 (78 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for delivering stents to target vessel regions, including stent delivery through microcatheters to narrow cerebral arteries. One stent delivery device includes a stent having the distal region everted over the distal end of a delivery tube, having the everted stent distal end cap ...