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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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Andrzej J Chanduszko, Steven W Opolski, Carol A Ryan: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure method and device. NMT Medical, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, May 22, 2007: US07220265 (49 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for closing two overlapping layers of tissue in a mammalian heart, for example a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The closure devices may take a number of different forms and may be retrievable. In some embodiments, the closure devices may be delivered w ...


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Steven W Opolski, Todd A Peavey: Coupling system useful in placement of implants. NMT Medical, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, March 18, 2008: US07344553 (47 worldwide citation)

A coupling system is disposed at the distal end of an interventional delivery system for coupling to an implant. The coupling device has a first and second prong connected at one end. The other end of the prongs open or close to release or trap an object, e.g., a bead tethered from an implant. A slo ...


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Steven W Opolski: Magnetic attachment systems. NMT Medical, November 17, 2009: US07618435 (27 worldwide citation)

A magnetic attachment device is provided for use in a transcatheter delivery system. The system may be useful for delivering, repositioning, and removal of an implant, such as a septal occluder, in or out of a patient.


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Ryan Cahill, John Ahern, Timothy J Fallon, Steven W Opolski, David J Callaghan: Adjustable length patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder and catch system. W L Gore & Associates, DLA Piper, February 7, 2012: US08109946 (3 worldwide citation)

Devices, delivery systems and techniques for 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, delivery systems and techniques relate to, but are not limited to, ...


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David R Widomski, Steven W Opolski, Andrzej J Chanduszko, Carol A Devellian: Inflatable occluder. NMT Medical, Helen S Liu, November 30, 2010: US07842069 (2 worldwide citation)

An implant for occluding a septal defect, such as a patent foramen ovale (PFO), and methods of delivering the implant are described. The implant includes a scaffold, at least one channel, and an injection port in fluid communication with the channels for inflating the scaffold.


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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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Steven W Opolski, Stephanie M Kladakis, Ryan Cahill: Catch system with locking cap for patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder. W L Gore & Associates, DLA Piper, October 28, 2014: US08870913 (1 worldwide citation)

Devices, delivery systems and delivery techniques for 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, delivery systems and delivery techniques relate particular ...


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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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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 ...