US Patent No: 4,878,495

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Valvuloplasty device with satellite expansion means

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The present invention provides a valvuloplasty device having a plurality of expandable chambers for valvuloplasty such that the arrangements and disposition of the expandable chambers conforms to the anatomy of the valve to be treated, thereby increasing the likelihood that inflation of the balloons will restore the valve more closely to its original anatomy and function. The expandable chambers can be expanded in various combinations or sequences in order to provide improved results from the treatment. The present invention also provides a method of performing valvuloplasty in which a plurality of expandable chambers having a fixed geometric relationship to each other are positioned within the valve to be treated and the expandable chambers are expanded in combination and/or in sequence to provide improved anatomical structure and function of the valve treated by the method.

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Grayzel, Joseph 262 Fountain Rd., Englewood, NJ 07631 24 1894

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TWELVE, INC. (9)
7,803,168 Aortic valve repair 58 2005
* 2010/0324,554 Aortic Valve Repair 17 2010
9,421,098 System for mitral valve repair and replacement 0 2011
9,414,852 Aortic valve repair 0 2012
9,039,757 Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods 12 2013
9,034,032 Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods 16 2013
9,034,033 Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods 12 2013
9,125,740 Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated systems and methods 1 2013
9,295,552 Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods 0 2015
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (3)
* 5,865,728 Method of using an endoscopic inflatable lifting apparatus to create an anatomic working space 159 1995
* 6,605,037 Endoscopic inflatable retraction device 87 1998
* 2004/0097,792 Endoscopic inflatable retraction device, method of using, and method of making 24 2003
 
Diagnostic Devices Group, Limited (2)
* 5,286,259 Dual-diameter multifunction catheter 27 1992
* 5,354,220 Electrical coupler for coupling an ultrasonic transducer to a catheter 60 1993
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
* 8,137,309 Indwelling urinary drainage catheter 2 2006
* 2009/0030,370 INDWELLING URINARY DRAINAGE CATHETER 5 2006
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (3)
* 5,342,301 Multi-lumen balloons and catheters made therewith 328 1992
7,811,249 Multi-lumen heat transfer catheters 5 2005
* 2005/0273,145 Multi-lumen heat transfer catheters 4 2005
 
CONMED ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,481,800 Triple lumen stone balloon catheter and method 39 2001
* 2003/0014,008 Triple lumen stone balloon catheter and method 21 2002
 
CORDIS COIRPORATION (1)
* 5,304,135 Axial multi-chamber angioplasty balloon assembly 53 1992
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
* 5,643,178 Method for peritoneal retration 41 1995
 
HOCOR Cardiovascular Technologies LLC (4)
8,663,318 Method and apparatus for percutaneous aortic valve replacement 9 2007
* 2009/0030,503 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERCUTANEOUS AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT 8 2007
8,663,319 Methods and apparatus for percutaneous aortic valve replacement 10 2008
9,480,564 Methods and apparatus for percutaneous aortic valve replacement 0 2014
 
COREVALVE S.A. (6)
7,252,682 Kit enabling a prosthetic valve to be placed in a body enabling a prosthetic valve to be put into place in a duct in the body 237 2002
* 2005/0043,790 Kit enabling a prosthetic valve to be placed in a body enabling a prosthetic valve to be put into place in a duct in the body 186 2002
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 143 2002
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 452 2003
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 17 2004
* 2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 319 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (74)
* 5,458,575 Perfusion catheter having a cylindrical array of balloons 48 1994
6,136,258 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 85 1995
5,797,877 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 220 1996
6,132,824 Multilayer catheter balloon 75 1997
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 65 1998
6,482,348 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 47 2000
6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 36 2000
7,771,462 Catheter with side sheath and methods 14 2000
6,884,258 Bifurcation lesion stent delivery using multiple guidewires 86 2001
6,835,203 Extendible stent apparatus 94 2002
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 92 2002
7,591,846 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 2 2002
7,766,955 Extendible stent apparatus 7 2003
7,220,275 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 85 2003
8,617,231 Dual guidewire exchange catheter system 0 2003
7,118,593 Extendible stent apparatus 29 2003
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 28 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 39 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 57 2003
7,585,317 Stent range transducers 3 2004
8,211,167 Method of using a catheter with attached flexible side sheath 1 2004
* 2005/0245,941 Catheter with attached flexible side sheath 10 2004
7,341,598 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 53 2004
7,655,030 Catheter balloon systems and methods 12 2004
7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 8 2004
9,526,609 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2004
7,678,142 Extendible stent apparatus 4 2004
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 47 2004
7,344,557 Catheter balloon systems and methods 23 2004
8,298,280 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 6 2004
7,585,289 Co-extruded medical balloon 0 2005
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 38 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 45 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 26 2005
7,850,725 Extendible stent apparatus 13 2006
7,537,609 Extendible stent apparatus 32 2006
8,821,561 Marker arrangement for bifurcation catheter 0 2007
2007/0162,107 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 151 2007
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 21 2007
8,486,134 Bifurcation treatment system and methods 0 2007
8,702,779 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2008
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 36 2008
8,377,108 Staggered two balloon bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 43 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 36 2008
8,747,456 Bifurcation stent delivery system and methods 0 2008
7,892,279 Extendible stent apparatus 4 2009
8,936,567 Balloon bifurcated lumen treatment 0 2009
8,827,954 Deflatable bifurcated device 0 2009
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 24 2009
8,771,342 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 1 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 38 2009
8,771,334 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2009
* 2011/0082,533 Extendible Stent Apparatus 1 2010
8,241,349 Extendible stent apparatus 1 2011
* 2011/0153,002 Extendible Stent Apparatus 0 2011
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 16 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 26 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 18 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 14 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 16 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 27 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 15 2011
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 5 2012
* 9,402,981 Subintimal re-entry catheter and retrograde recanalization 0 2012
* 2013/0072,957 SUBINTIMAL RE-ENTRY CATHETER AND RETROGRADE RECANALIZATION 10 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
9,532,872 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 0 2014
9,370,421 Medical device handle 0 2014
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