Patent Number: 7,785,343

Title: Coated endoluminal filter

Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention there is provided a coated endoluminal filter having a support structure; a filtering structure attached to the support structure; a coating over at least a portion of support structure. In another alternative embodiment, there is provided an endoluminal filter having a support structure; and a filtering structure attached to the support structure; wherein, the support structure is generally symmetrical about a plane that is orthogonal to the flow direction of the filter and contains a crossover point between two structural elements of the support structure. In another alternative embodiment, there is provided an endoluminal filter, having a support structure; and a filtering structure attached to the support structure; wherein, the support structure is generally symmetrical about a plane that is parallel to the flow direction of the filter and contains both ends of the support structure.

Inventors: Johnson; Eric (Woodside, CA), Fogarty; Thomas (Portola Valley, CA), Arko; Frank (Plano, TX), Elkins; Jeff (Woodside, CA), Seery; Martin (San Rafael, CA)

Assignee: Crux Biomedical, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018