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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4606
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 29 311
Brandt, Brian D Santa Clara, CA 47 1344
Dueri, Jean-Pierre Stockton, CA 50 1209
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, CA 45 1594
Hildebrand, Daniel Menlo Park, CA 29 451
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, CA 100 3653
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, CA 149 5837
Saul, Tom El Granada, CA 68 1509
Valencia, Hans F San Jose, CA 58 1764

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (21)
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CardiacMC, Inc. (1)
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CARDIACMD, INC. (10)
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8,460,365 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 0 2011
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Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
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USGI Medical, Inc. (2)
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