US Patent No: 4,710,192

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Diaphragm and method for occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta

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A vaulted diaphragm for providing occlusion in a descending thoracic aorta, includes a flexible and substantially circular element, and a plurality of resilient ribs having inner and outer ends supporting the circular element. The inner ends of the ribs are joined together at a hub with the ribs extending radially outwardly therefrom. The ribs are generally positioned on and attached to the circular element with the outer ends of the ribs having protrusions projecting radially beyond the circular element. The ribs have a resilient expansion tendency, such that the diaphragm may be held in a biased folded position during installation and sprung open into a normally vaulted shape upon installation in the aorta, whereby the protrusions are urged radially outwardly by the resilient expansion tendency of the ribs to engage the aorta and hold the diaphragm in position. A surgical procedure for treating an aneurysm in a patient's descending thoracic aorta, includes the step of installing an artificial aorta by-pass connecting the patient's ascending natural aorta with the patient's abdominal aorta end. A temporary graft is installed onto the by-pass and a catheter having a capsule end holding a diaphragm is advanced through the graft. The diaphragm is positioned into a selected site in the aorta, and then released by ejecting it from the capsule and the catheter is withdrawn, with the diaphragm remaining within the aorta to provide an occlusion therein.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Liotta, Domingo S 3 De Febrero 2025, Buenos Aires, AR 5 767
Troncoso, De Liotta Holga E 3 De Febrero 2025, Buenos Aires, AR 1 526

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8,388,672 System for improving cardiac function by sealing a partitioning membrane within a ventricle 6 2009
8,377,114 Sealing and filling ventricular partitioning devices to improve cardiac function 6 2009
8,398,537 Peripheral seal for a ventricular partitioning device 6 2009
8,672,827 Cardiac device and methods of use thereof 2 2010
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8,790,242 Ventricular volume reduction 2 2010
8,500,790 Retrievable cardiac devices 6 2012
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8,114,116 Introduction catheter set for a self-expandable implant 0 2008
 
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6,790,213 Implantable prosthesis 120 2002
7,101,381 Implantable prosthesis 70 2002
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8,298,290 Implantable prosthesis for soft tissue repair 3 2004
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8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 11 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 18 2014
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8,372,112 Closure devices, related delivery methods, and related methods of use 2 2004
7,717,937 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 10 2005
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8,574,264 Method for retrieving a closure device 0 2006
8,382,796 Closure devices, related delivery methods and related methods of use 0 2009
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7,930,016 Tissue closure system 11 2006
7,860,556 Tissue imaging and extraction systems 34 2006
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8,137,333 Delivery of biological compounds to ischemic and/or infarcted tissue 23 2007
8,221,310 Tissue visualization device and method variations 24 2007
8,934,962 Electrophysiology mapping and visualization system 5 2007
9,226,648 Off-axis visualization systems 1 2007
8,758,229 Axial visualization systems 4 2007
8,131,350 Stabilization of visualization catheters 23 2007
8,078,266 Flow reduction hood systems 9 2008
9,155,452 Complex shape steerable tissue visualization and manipulation catheter 0 2008
8,657,805 Complex shape steerable tissue visualization and manipulation catheter 6 2008
8,709,008 Visual electrode ablation systems 1 2008
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8,858,609 Stent delivery under direct visualization 0 2009
9,155,587 Visual electrode ablation systems 0 2009
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8,333,012 Method of forming electrode placement and connection systems 10 2009
9,468,364 Intravascular catheter with hood and image processing systems 0 2009
9,055,906 In-vivo visualization systems 3 2010
8,694,071 Image stabilization techniques and methods 0 2011
8,417,321 Flow reduction hood systems 7 2011
8,419,613 Tissue visualization device 8 2011
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6,267,772 Implantable prosthesis 358 1999
6,214,020 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 171 1999
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7,794,473 Filter delivery system 15 2004
8,267,954 Vascular filter with sensing capability 13 2005
9,131,999 Vena cava filter with filament 0 2006
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9,072,586 Implantable prosthesis 0 2009
8,372,109 Non-entangling vena cava filter 10 2010
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8,613,754 Tubular filter 3 2010
8,992,562 Filter delivery system 0 2010
8,574,261 Removable embolus blood clot filter 6 2011
8,430,903 Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system 10 2011
8,690,906 Removeable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit 0 2012
9,204,956 IVC filter with translating hooks 0 2012
8,628,556 Non-entangling vena cava filter 4 2012
9,498,318 Removable embolus blood clot filter 0 2013
9,017,367 Tubular filter 0 2013
9,144,484 Non-entangling vena cava filter 0 2014
 
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6,941,169 Cardiac stimulating apparatus having a blood clot filter and atrial pacer 22 2002
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6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 82 2000
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 1 2012
9,289,536 Method for forming materials in situ within a medical device 0 2014
 
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6,193,708 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (I) 206 1999
6,383,174 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (II) 120 2000
6,936,055 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (III) 59 2000
7,128,736 Detachable aneurysm neck closure patch 64 2000
6,454,780 Aneurysm neck obstruction device 230 2001
7,695,488 Expandable body cavity liner device 23 2002
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7,410,482 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge 45 2002
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7,229,454 Occlusive cinching devices and methods of use 14 2003
7,569,066 Methods and devices for the treatment of aneurysms 35 2003
* 2004/0193,206 Methods and devices for the treatment of aneurysms 64 2003
* 2003/0181,927 Aneurysm neck obstruction device 139 2003
7,229,461 Removable occlusion system for aneurysm neck 48 2004
* 2005/0021,077 Removable occlusion system for aneurysm neck 17 2004
7,892,248 Occlusive cinching devices and methods of use 0 2007
* 2007/0213,764 Occlusive Cinching Devices and Methods of Use 3 2007
7,713,264 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge 7 2008
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9,034,054 Methods and devices for the treatment of aneurysms 0 2009
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8,267,923 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge 1 2010
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8,449,532 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge 1 2011
8,372,062 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge 1 2012
8,529,556 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge 1 2013
9,307,998 Methods and devices for the treatment of aneurysms 0 2015
 
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7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 138 2002
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6,213,126 Percutaneous artery to artery bypass using heart tissue as a portion of a bypass conduit 41 1997
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* 5,853,422 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 458 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 122 1998
6,325,813 Method and apparatus for stabilizing vascular wall 12 1998
* 6,117,159 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 301 1998
* 6,024,756 Method of reversibly closing a septal defect 364 1998
6,253,769 Method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 69 1999
6,390,098 Percutaneous bypass with branching vessel 36 1999
6,312,446 Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect 173 2000
6,575,168 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 31 2001
7,004,962 Neuroaneurysm occlusion and delivery device and method of using same 19 2001
7,004,175 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 10 2003
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 25 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 35 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 53 2003
7,381,219 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 148 2003
7,780,725 Everting heart valve 79 2004
7,445,631 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 110 2004
7,329,279 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 152 2004
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 43 2004
7,748,389 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 115 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 42 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 47 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 33 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 41 2005
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8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 25 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 23 2005
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 48 2006
7,712,606 Two-part package for medical implant 61 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 32 2007
2007/0162,107 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 147 2007
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 20 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 33 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 55 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 40 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 32 2008
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 22 2009
8,951,299 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 9 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 35 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 10 2010
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 14 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 23 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 15 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 12 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 14 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 24 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 14 2011
9,393,094 Two-part package for medical implant 0 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 5 2012
9,131,926 Direct connect flush system 1 2012
9,474,516 Handle assembly for a left atrial appendage occlusion device 0 2012
8,940,014 Bond between components of a medical device 2 2012
8,951,243 Medical device handle 0 2012
9,277,993 Medical device delivery systems 0 2012
9,358,106 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 0 2013
9,393,113 Retrievable heart valve anchor and method 0 2013
9,358,110 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2013
9,277,991 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 0 2013
9,308,085 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2014
9,320,599 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2014
9,387,076 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2014
9,370,421 Medical device handle 0 2014
 
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* 6,063,070 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (II) 170 1998
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