US Patent Application No: 2005/0137,699

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Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve

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The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor in an unexpanded configuration within a sheath to a vicinity of the heart valve; deploying the anchor from the sheath; expanding the anchor with a deployment tool comprising a plurality of actuation elements to contact tissue at an anchor site; and retrieving the anchor into the sheath. Another aspect of the invention provides apparatus including a sheath; a deployment tool comprising a plurality of anchor actuation elements; a replacement valve configured to be disposed within the sheath for delivery to a vicinity of the heart valve; and an expandable anchor configured to be disposed within the sheath for delivery to the vicinity of the heart valve, to be deployed from the sheath, to be expanded by the deployment tool to contact tissue at an anchor site and to be retrieved back into the sheath after having been expanded.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4795
SADRA MEDICAL, A DELAWARE CORPORATIONSARATOGA, CA0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argento, Claudio Los Gatos, CA 31 1111
Brandt, Brian D Santa Clara, CA 47 4248
Dueri, Jean-Pierre Stockton, CA 54 3556
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, CA 46 4806
Hildebrand, Daniel Menlo Park, CA 30 1469
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, CA 104 7500
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, CA 154 11145
Saul, Tom El Granada, CA 73 4072
Valencia, Hans F San Jose, CA 59 4862

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MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (2)
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SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (26)
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BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (3)
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CARDIACMD, INC. (11)
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7,776,053 Implantable valve system 0 2006
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7,780,627 Valve treatment catheter and methods 1 2007
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9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 2 2011
8,721,717 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 0 2012
8,414,641 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2012
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9,131,926 Direct connect flush system 0 2012
8,940,014 Bond between components of a medical device 0 2012
8,851,286 Dual sterilization containment vessel 0 2012
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