Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7824442
APP PUB NO 20050137699A1
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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, MN5230

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argento, Claudio Los Gatos, US 33 1620
Brandt, Brian D Santa Clara, US 52 6289
Dueri, Jean-Pierre Stockton, US 58 5245
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, US 49 7357
Hildebrand, Daniel Menlo Park, US 33 2413
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, US 107 10639
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, US 164 15349
Saul, Tom El Granada, US 82 6243
Valencia, Hans F San Jose, US 63 7299

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2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 291 2004
 
COREVALVE S.A. (1)
7018406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 497 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (4)
5443499 Radially expandable tubular prosthesis 213 1994
6398807 Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor 257 2000
6622604 Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent 229 2000
6652571 Braided, branched, implantable device and processes for manufacture thereof 219 2000
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5554185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 574 1994
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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 (11)
9351831 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2014
9241794 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 6 2014
9220594 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 1 2014
9351832 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2015
9289296 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2015
9351828 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9414911 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9345571 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9545307 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2016
9636221 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2016
9549815 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2016
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (3)
9415225 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
9199085 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
9649495 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2015
 
VALVEXCHANGE INC. (6)
* 2008/0004,696 CARDIOVASCULAR VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH RESIZABLE DOCKING STATION 137 2007
* 2010/0087,918 CARDIOVASCULAR VALVE AND ASSEMBLY 2 2007
* 8460369 Tools for removal and installation of exchangeable cardiovascular valves 0 2008
* 2010/0004,739 TOOLS FOR REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF EXCHANGEABLE CARDIOVASCULAR VALVES 22 2008
8486138 Method and apparatus for prosthetic valve removal 6 2008
8925164 Valve assembly with exchangeable valve member and a tool set for exchanging the valve member 0 2009
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (3)
9398951 Self-actuating sealing portions for paravalvular leak protection 0 2013
9339274 Paravalvular leak occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves 0 2013
9326856 Cuff configurations for prosthetic heart valve 0 2013
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (2)
* 8784483 Apparatus and method for treating a regurgitant heart valve 0 2012
* 2012/0179,247 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING A REGURGITANT HEART VALVE 4 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9532868 Collapsible-expandable prosthetic heart valves with structures for clamping native tissue 0 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (20)
9526609 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2004
9005273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 26 2007
8992608 Everting heart valve 31 2009
9474598 Profile reduction seal 0 2012
8940014 Bond between components of a medical device 2 2012
8851286 Dual sterilization containment vessel 1 2012
* 2013/0123,898 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH ONE OR MORE SHEATHING TRANSITION MEMBERS 9 2012
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
* 9358110 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2013
9277991 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 0 2013
* 2014/0114,405 Medical Devices and Delivery Systems for Delivering Medical Devices 16 2013
9642705 Bond between components of a medical device 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
 
IDEV TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (9)
9023095 Stent delivery system with pusher assembly 3 2011
8739382 Secured strand end devices 6 2012
8419788 Secured strand end devices 10 2012
9149374 Methods for manufacturing secured strand end devices 4 2014
8966733 Secured strand end devices 1 2014
9408729 Secured strand end devices 1 2015
9408730 Secured strand end devices 1 2016
9585776 Secured strand end devices 0 2016
9629736 Secured strand end devices 0 2016
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
8876880 Plain woven stents 0 2012
8974516 Plain woven stents 0 2013
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
8728155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 16 2013
9561103 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 0 2014
8870948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 27 2014
9554899 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 0 2015
9492273 Replacement cardiac valves and methods of use and manufacture 0 2015
9439757 Replacement cardiac valves and methods of use and manufacture 0 2015
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
* 8685077 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 3 2012
* 2012/0197,379 DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF IMPLANTATION FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES 17 2012
* 2014/0142,680 Delivery Systems And Methods Of Implantation For Prosthetic Heart Valves 4 2014
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