US Patent No: 5,332,402

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Percutaneously-inserted cardiac valve

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A cardiac valve implanted within the heart is given where a expansible valve maintained in a collapsed form by cold temperature is percutaneously inserted along a releasable guide wire in a cooled sheath and when positioned is expanded by withdrawing the cold temperature.

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Teitelbaum, George P 12138 Laurel Terrace Dr., Studio City, CA 92604 41 4113

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8,052,750 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 46 2007
* 2008/0071,366 Axial-force fixation member for valve 156 2007
* 2008/0071,361 Leaflet-sensitive valve fixation member 188 2007
* 2008/0071,369 Valve fixation member having engagement arms 152 2007
8,747,458 Stent loading tool and method for use thereof 8 2007
8,313,525 Valve suturing and implantation procedures 21 2008
* 2009/0240,320 VALVE SUTURING AND IMPLANTATION PROCEDURES 119 2008
8,137,398 Prosthetic valve having tapered tip when compressed for delivery 29 2008
9,301,834 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 2009
8,771,346 Valve prosthetic fixation techniques using sandwiching 13 2011
8,771,345 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 14 2011
8,747,460 Methods for implanting a valve prothesis 14 2011
9,393,112 Stent loading tool and method for use thereof 0 2014
9,138,312 Valve prostheses 7 2014
 
MYOCARDIAL STENTS, INC. (1)
* 5,810,836 Device and method for trans myocardial revascularization (TMR) 179 1996
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (7)
* 2006/0293,698 Retainer device for mitral valve leaflets 108 2005
7,625,403 Valved conduit designed for subsequent catheter delivered valve therapy 15 2006
7,740,655 Reinforced surgical conduit for implantation of a stented valve therein 3 2006
7,591,848 Riveted stent valve for percutaneous use 30 2006
7,524,331 Catheter delivered valve having a barrier to provide an enhanced seal 42 2006
* 2007/0197,952 MEMBRANE EYELET 4 2007
* 2007/0191,872 MEMBRANE EYELET 1 2007
 
V-WAVE LTD. (5)
8,070,708 Device and method for controlling in-vivo pressure 23 2005
* 2007/0282,157 Device And Method For Controlling In-Vivo Pressure 22 2005
8,696,611 Device and method for regulating pressure in a heart chamber 1 2011
* 2011/0218,481 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IN-VIVO PRESSURE 12 2011
9,034,034 Devices for reducing left atrial pressure, and methods of making and using same 0 2011
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (1)
7,018,408 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 132 2003
 
Middle Park Medical, Inc. (1)
8,845,717 Coaptation enhancement implant, system, and method 10 2011
 
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, INC. (1)
* 5,797,920 Catheter apparatus and method using a shape-memory alloy cuff for creating a bypass graft in-vivo 296 1996
 
Evalve, Inc. (43)
6,629,534 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 476 2000
6,752,813 Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair 273 2001
6,770,083 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 116 2002
7,666,204 Multi-catheter steerable guiding system and methods of use 43 2003
7,563,267 Fixation device and methods for engaging tissue 69 2003
7,226,467 Fixation device delivery catheter, systems and methods of use 106 2003
* 2004/0092,962 Multi-catheter steerable guiding system and methods of use 183 2003
* 2004/0087,975 Fixation device delivery catheter, systems and methods of use 39 2003
7,608,091 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 72 2003
* 2004/0003,819 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 156 2003
7,704,269 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 21 2003
7,563,273 Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair 61 2004
* 2004/0225,300 Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair 93 2004
* 2005/0033,446 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 158 2004
7,288,097 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 29 2004
* 2004/0236,354 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 21 2004
7,998,151 Leaflet suturing 5 2004
7,753,923 Leaflet suturing 50 2004
7,811,296 Fixation devices for variation in engagement of tissue 6 2004
* 2006/0089,671 Fixation devices for variation in engagement of tissue 37 2004
7,604,646 Locking mechanisms for fixation devices and methods of engaging tissue 52 2005
7,635,329 Methods and devices for tissue grasping and assessment 64 2005
7,682,369 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 11 2006
* 2006/0135,993 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 25 2006
7,981,139 Suture anchors and methods of use 7 2006
7,736,388 Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue 50 2007
8,187,299 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 7 2007
8,029,518 Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair 10 2007
7,655,015 Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue 46 2007
8,323,334 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 9 2009
7,682,319 Steerable access sheath and methods of use 58 2009
8,216,256 Detachment mechanism for implantable fixation devices 3 2009
8,343,174 Locking mechanisms for fixation devices and methods of engaging tissue 12 2009
8,734,505 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 0 2009
8,052,592 Methods and devices for tissue grasping and assessment 7 2009
8,057,493 Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue 5 2009
8,470,028 Methods, systems and devices for cardiac valve repair 1 2010
8,123,703 Steerable access sheath and methods of use 2 2010
7,981,123 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 0 2010
8,216,230 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 6 2011
8,740,918 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 6 2011
8,740,920 Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue 2 2013
9,060,858 Methods, systems and devices for cardiac valve repair 0 2013
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
* 5,855,597 Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery 482 1997
* 6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 345 1999
6,245,102 Stent, stent graft and stent valve 477 1999
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (16)
7,914,569 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 77 2005
7,329,278 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 184 2006
* 2006/0129,235 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 26 2006
7,892,281 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 43 2009
8,016,877 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 42 2009
8,603,159 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 13 2009
9,066,799 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
* 8,801,779 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 6 2011
* 2011/0213,461 Prosthetic Valve for Transluminal Delivery 6 2011
8,721,708 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 6 2011
8,876,896 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
9,060,857 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 0 2012
8,986,329 Methods for transluminal delivery of prosthetic valves 0 2013
9,060,856 Transcatheter heart valves 0 2014
8,998,979 Transcatheter heart valves 6 2014
RE45865 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2014
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (5)
7,331,991 Implantable small percutaneous valve and methods of delivery 15 2006
8,133,270 In-situ formation of a valve 4 2008
7,780,724 Monolithic in situ forming valve system 2 2008
* 2008/0275,550 Implantable small percutaneous valve and methods of delivery 8 2008
8,348,999 In-situ formation of a valve 11 2012
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CARDIAQ LLC (16)
8,182,530 Methods and devices for repair or replacement of heart valves or adjacent tissue without the need for full cardiopulmonary support 12 2004
* 2006/0074,484 Methods and devices for repair or replacement of heart valves or adjacent tissue without the need for full cardiopulmonary support 246 2004
8,403,983 Heart valve 47 2009
* 2010/0082,094 HEART VALVE 48 2009
8,414,644 Vascular implant and delivery system 37 2010
8,652,203 Replacement heart valves, delivery devices and methods 18 2011
8,894,702 Replacement heart valve and method 11 2013
9,339,378 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,339,379 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,023,100 Replacement heart valves, delivery devices and methods 11 2013
9,339,377 Body cavity prosthesis 0 2013
9,339,380 Vascular implant 0 2014
8,795,356 Vascular implant 24 2014
D755384 Stent 0 2014
9,333,073 Vascular implant and delivery method 0 2014
9,333,074 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2015
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY LIMITED (5)
8,303,653 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 13 2008
8,216,301 Implant implantation unit 13 2008
8,206,437 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 13 2009
8,585,756 Methods of treating valves 6 2011
8,579,965 Methods of implanting an implantation device 6 2011
 
Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surface, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Palmaz Scientific, Inc. (1)
7,195,641 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 249 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (63)
8,551,162 Biologically implantable prosthesis 6 2002
8,025,695 Biologically implantable heart valve system 9 2003
7,578,843 Heart valve prosthesis 45 2003
8,021,421 Prosthesis heart valve fixturing device 17 2003
7,758,606 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 8 2004
7,959,674 Suture locking assembly and method of use 6 2004
7,544,206 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 143 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 194 2004
7,981,153 Biologically implantable prosthesis methods of using 18 2005
8,562,672 Apparatus for treatment of cardiac valves and method of its manufacture 6 2005
9,078,781 Sterile cover for compressible stents used in percutaneous device delivery systems 0 2006
8,858,619 System and method for implanting a replacement valve 0 2006
8,211,169 Gasket with collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for using them 15 2006
7,611,535 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 21 2006
7,967,857 Gasket with spring collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for making and using them 8 2007
7,503,930 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 14 2007
8,075,615 Prosthetic cardiac valve formed from pericardium material and methods of making same 11 2007
8,821,569 Multiple component prosthetic heart valve assemblies and methods for delivering them 6 2007
7,780,726 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 71 2007
7,771,469 Method for implantation of fixation band and prosthetic heart valve to tissue 23 2007
7,871,436 Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation 15 2008
* 8,591,570 Prosthetic heart valve for replacing previously implanted heart valve 8 2008
9,237,886 Implant for treatment of a heart valve, in particular a mitral valve, material including such an implant, and material for insertion thereof 0 2008
7,972,377 Bioprosthetic heart valve 12 2008
8,157,852 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 16 2009
8,157,853 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 19 2009
9,393,115 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
9,149,358 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
9,089,422 Markers for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
8,628,566 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 16 2009
7,972,378 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 34 2009
8,430,927 Multiple orifice implantable heart valve and methods of implantation 7 2009
7,951,197 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 3 2009
8,696,743 Tissue attachment devices and methods for prosthetic heart valves 8 2009
8,312,825 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 1 2009
8,603,161 Attachment device and methods of using the same 7 2009
8,998,981 Prosthetic heart valve having identifiers for aiding in radiographic positioning 6 2009
8,506,620 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 8 2009
9,226,826 Transcatheter valve structure and methods for valve delivery 1 2010
8,834,564 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 8 2010
9,011,524 Prosthetic heart valves and methods of attaching same 7 2010
* 2010/0274,354 PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS OF ATTACHING SAME 0 2010
8,951,280 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 6 2010
8,092,487 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 1 2010
8,652,204 Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods 21 2010
8,105,377 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 12 2010
8,500,802 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 9 2011
8,349,003 Suture locking assembly and method of use 6 2011
8,623,079 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 1 2011
8,673,000 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 9 2011
8,460,373 Method for implanting a heart valve within an annulus of a patient 6 2011
8,613,765 Prosthetic heart valve systems 11 2011
8,747,463 Methods of using a prosthesis fixturing device 0 2011
8,623,080 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 7 2011
9,331,328 Prosthetic cardiac valve from pericardium material and methods of making same 0 2011
8,777,980 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 0 2011
8,685,077 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 2 2012
8,511,244 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 7 2012
9,333,078 Heart valve assemblies 0 2013
9,333,100 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2013
8,961,593 Prosthetic heart valve systems 6 2013
9,339,382 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2014
9,387,071 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 2014
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
* 2004/0215,067 Flow sensor device for endoscopic third ventriculostomy 3 2003
* 2004/0215,323 Membrane eyelet 1 2003
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. (10)
6,790,231 Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation 187 2002
6,656,221 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 172 2002
6,890,353 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 182 2002
* 2002/0183,841 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 46 2002
7,186,264 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 65 2002
7,125,420 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 14 2003
* 2004/0073,302 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 27 2003
7,179,291 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 16 2004
* 2005/0070,998 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 12 2004
* 2006/0136,053 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 1 2005
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (1)
8,092,521 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 16 2006
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (5)
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
 
Cardiomend, L.L.C. (1)
7,208,000 Surgical cutting device 5 2004
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 4 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 11 2014
 
VIACOR, INC. (5)
* 2002/0183,837 Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation 123 2002
* 2003/0078,654 Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function 134 2002
7,052,487 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 91 2002
* 2003/0130,730 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 39 2002
7,241,310 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 35 2003
 
ATRIA MEDICAL INC. (1)
* 2005/0148,925 Device and method for controlling in-vivo pressure 32 2005
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
* 2009/0082,619 METHOD OF TREATING CARDIOMYOPATHY 4 2008
 
MITRALTECH LTD. (1)
8,628,571 Percutaneously-deliverable mechanical valve 12 2012
 
TWELVE, INC. (6)
9,421,098 System for mitral valve repair and replacement 0 2011
9,039,757 Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods 3 2013
9,034,032 Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods 6 2013
9,034,033 Prosthetic heart valve devices, prosthetic mitral valves and associated systems and methods 5 2013
9,125,740 Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated systems and methods 0 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
 
AMPLE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2004/0127,981 Devices, systems, and methods for retaining a native heart valve leaflet 125 2003
 
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE (2)
* 6,840,246 Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures inside of a beating heart 109 2001
* 2002/0161,378 Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures inside of a beating heart 20 2001
 
CARDIO TECHNOLOGIES (1)
8,721,665 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 6 2012
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (11)
8,308,797 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 3 2004
* 2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 254 2004
8,109,995 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 8 2008
* 2009/0030,511 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 9 2008
8,361,144 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods associated therewith 2 2011
9,119,738 Method and apparatus for the endoluminal delivery of intravascular devices 0 2011
9,186,248 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 0 2012
8,790,398 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 1 2013
9,125,739 Percutaneous replacement heart valve and a delivery and implantation system 0 2014
8,900,294 Method of controlled release of a percutaneous replacement heart valve 0 2014
* 2014/0243,955 METHOD OF CONTROLLED RELEASE OF A PERCUTANEOUS REPLACEMENT HEART VALVE 0 2014
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (4)
7,959,634 Orthopedic surgery access devices 5 2005
7,909,873 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 11 2007
9,192,397 Devices and methods for fracture reduction 0 2009
8,623,025 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2010
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
* 2005/0279,370 Methods and systems for providing right and/or left heart support during cardiac surgery 4 2005
 
COREVALVE S.A. (8)
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 212 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 167 2002
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 130 2002
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 411 2003
* 2004/0093,060 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 152 2003
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 13 2004
* 2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 291 2004
* 2006/0259,136 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 248 2005
 
MEMORY MEDICAL SYSTEMS (3)
8,052,670 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2006
* 2006/0206,136 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH SLOTTED MEMORY METAL TUBE 17 2006
8,377,037 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (81)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 23 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 34 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 45 2003
7,381,219 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 138 2003
7,780,725 Everting heart valve 72 2004
7,445,631 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 96 2004
7,329,279 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 140 2004
7,566,343 Cardiac valve, system, and method 13 2004
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 39 2004
* 7,748,389 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 102 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 41 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 44 2004
7,267,686 Implantable prosthetic valve 106 2004
7,854,755 Vascular catheter, system, and method 1 2005
7,878,966 Ventricular assist and support device 0 2005
7,780,722 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 5 2005
7,670,368 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 8 2005
7,867,274 Valve apparatus, system and method 1 2005
7,244,242 Valve treatment catheter and methods 14 2005
7,722,666 Valve apparatus, system and method 58 2005
8,012,198 Venous valve, system, and method 1 2005
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 29 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 36 2005
7,569,071 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 31 2005
8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 20 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 23 2005
7,799,038 Translumenal apparatus, system, and method 8 2006
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 41 2006
7,712,606 Two-part package for medical implant 56 2006
7,776,053 Implantable valve system 0 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 30 2007
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 15 2007
7,780,627 Valve treatment catheter and methods 1 2007
8,828,079 Circulatory valve, system and method 7 2007
7,892,276 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2007
7,967,853 Percutaneous valve, system and method 28 2008
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 28 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 46 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 37 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 28 2008
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 18 2009
8,002,824 Cardiac valve, system, and method 0 2009
7,951,189 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 2 2009
8,951,299 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 7 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 34 2009
* 2010/0082,093 Medical Devices 0 2009
8,512,399 Valve apparatus, system and method 8 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 8 2010
9,301,843 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 1 2010
9,370,419 Valve apparatus, system and method 0 2010
8,137,394 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2011
8,460,365 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 6 2011
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 14 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 20 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 14 2011
8,470,023 Percutaneous valve, system, and method 19 2011
8,932,349 Cardiac valve, system, and method 6 2011
9,028,542 Venous valve, system, and method 1 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 12 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 12 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 20 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 10 2011
9,393,094 Two-part package for medical implant 0 2012
8,414,641 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2012
8,672,997 Valve with sinus 6 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 5 2012
* 2012/0330,409 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Patient's Heart Valve 22 2012
9,131,926 Direct connect flush system 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
8,956,405 Collapsible caged-ball prosthetic valve for transcatheter delivery and method of use 0 2013
9,421,083 Percutaneous valve, system and method 0 2013
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
 
Evalva, Inc. (1)
7,938,827 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 4 2009
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (3)
* 6,641,610 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 71 1999
6,881,199 Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft 78 2001
7,011,095 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 33 2003
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
7,682,385 Artificial valve 0 2006
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,308,360 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 0 2010
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