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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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Sean T Forde, Steven W Opolski: Over-the-wire interlock attachment/detachment mechanism. W L Gore & Associates, DLA Piper, March 19, 2013: US08398694 (2 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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Sean T Forde, Steven W Opolski: Over-the-wire interlock attachment/detachment mechanism. Nixon Peabody, May 9, 2002: US20020055767-A1 (1 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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Todd A Peavey, Sean T Forde, Andrzej J Chanduszko, David J Callaghan: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure clips. W L Gore & Associates, DLA Piper, January 26, 2016: US09241695

The present invention provides a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure clip. The clips of the present invention include two closure members joined by at least two spaced central connecting members. Each of the at least two spaced central connecting members is attached to each closure member at a locati ...


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Steven W Opolski, Sean T Forde, Stephanie M Kladakis, David J Callaghan: Catch members for occluder devices. W L Gore & Associates, DLA Piper, July 21, 2015: US09084603

Devices and techniques for modifying and maintaining a configuration of an occlusion device for the closure of physical anomalies, such as an atrial septal defect, a patent foramen ovale (PFO), and other septal and vascular defects are described. The devices and techniques relate particularly to, bu ...


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Sean T Forde, Steven W Opolski: Over-the-wire interlock attachment/detachment mechanism. W L GORE & ASSOCIATES, October 11, 2016: US09463006

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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Erik N Glaser, David R Widomski, Steven W Opolski, Sean T Forde, John A Wright, Kelli P Church, Bill C Smith, Carol A Devellian: Septal occluder with pivot arms and articulating joints. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, October 26, 2006: US20060241687-A1

The invention provides a septal occluder for closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The septal occluder includes a flexible central portion connecting two occlusion shells for the percutaneous transluminal treatment of an intracardiac defect. The septal occluder includes two occlusion shells connecte ...


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Steven W Opolski, Sean T Forde, Stephanie M Kladakis, David J Callaghan: Catch members for occluder devices. NMT Medical, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr, July 19, 2007: US20070167981-A1

Devices and techniques for modifying and maintaining a configuration of an occlusion device for the closure of physical anomalies, such as an atrial septal defect, a patent foramen ovale (PFO), and other septal and vascular defects are described. The devices and techniques relate particularly to, bu ...


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Todd A Peavey, Sean T Forde, Andrzej J Chanduszko, David J Callaghan: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure clips. NMT Medical, Hale And Dorr, December 4, 2003: US20030225421-A1

The present invention provides a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure clip. The clips of the present invention include two closure members joined by at least two spaced central connecting members. Each of the at least two spaced central connecting members is attached to each closure member at a locati ...


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Sean T Forde, Derek F Wood, Timothy J Fallon: Perforated expandable implant recovery sheath. Wilmerhale Boston, April 3, 2008: US20080082083-A1

An expandable sheath accommodates a medical device that is being removed from a body with a larger diameter than the sheath. The same sheath may be used to reposition a device, such as an implant for repairing a patent foramen ovale (PFO), within the body to an alternative delivery site. The sheath ...