Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7824442
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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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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5612

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argento, Claudio Los Gatos, US 37 2059
Brandt, Brian D Santa Clara, US 63 7741
Dueri, Jean-Pierre Stockton, US 69 6418
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, US 58 9030
Hildebrand, Daniel Menlo Park, US 35 3040
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, US 120 12884
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, US 184 18295
Saul, Tom El Granada, US 97 7740
Valencia, Hans F San Jose, US 74 8920

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COREVALVE, S.A. (1)
7018406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 607 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (4)
5443499 Radially expandable tubular prosthesis 231 1994
6398807 Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor 289 2000
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DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5554185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 632 1994
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9925074 Plain woven stents 0 2015
 
DFM, LLC (3)
9308360 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 1 2010
9572661 Profile reduction of valve implant 0 2011
8556881 Catheter guidance through a calcified aortic valve 0 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, LLC (16)
9532868 Collapsible-expandable prosthetic heart valves with structures for clamping native tissue 1 2007
9351831 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 2 2014
9241794 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 12 2014
9675449 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2014
9220594 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 7 2014
9820851 Collapsible-expandable prosthetic heart valves with structures for clamping native tissue 0 2015
9351832 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 2 2015
9289296 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 2 2015
9351828 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9414911 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 1 2015
9345571 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9545307 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2016
9693859 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 1 2016
9636221 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2016
9549815 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2016
9681949 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2016
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (3)
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VALVEXCHANGE INC. (6)
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8486138 Method and apparatus for prosthetic valve removal 11 2008
8925164 Valve assembly with exchangeable valve member and a tool set for exchanging the valve member 0 2009
 
MITRALTECH LTD. (2)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (11)
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9326856 Cuff configurations for prosthetic heart valve 2 2013
9867697 Self-actuating sealing portions for a paravalvular leak protection 0 2013
9668857 Paravalvular leak sealing mechanism 0 2014
9700409 Reduced profile prosthetic heart valve 1 2014
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9668858 Transcatheter valve with paravalvular leak sealing ring 0 2015
9757230 Stent assembly for use in prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9913715 Paravalvular leak sealing mechanism 0 2016
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THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (2)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (26)
9526609 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2004
9005273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 47 2007
8992608 Everting heart valve 49 2009
9474598 Profile reduction seal 0 2012
8940014 Bond between components of a medical device 3 2012
8851286 Dual sterilization containment vessel 2 2012
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9277993 Medical device delivery systems 0 2012
9393114 Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2012
9358106 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 0 2013
9393113 Retrievable heart valve anchor and method 0 2013
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9277991 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 0 2013
* 2014/0114,405 Medical Devices and Delivery Systems for Delivering Medical Devices 21 2013
9642705 Bond between components of a medical device 0 2014
9707077 Dual sterilization containment vessel 0 2014
9585749 Replacement heart valve assembly 0 2014
9308085 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2014
9320599 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2014
9532872 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 0 2014
9370421 Medical device handle 0 2014
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9901445 Valve locking mechanism 0 2015
9861477 Prosthetic heart valve square leaflet-leaflet stitch 0 2016
9788942 Prosthetic heart valve having tubular seal 0 2016
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IDEV TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (9)
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8739382 Secured strand end devices 9 2012
8419788 Secured strand end devices 12 2012
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8966733 Secured strand end devices 3 2014
9408729 Secured strand end devices 3 2015
9408730 Secured strand end devices 3 2016
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9629736 Secured strand end devices 1 2016
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
8876880 Plain woven stents 3 2012
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CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
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