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 Santa Monica, CA 63 2855

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MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE (1)
* 6,840,246 Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures inside of a beating heart 87 2001
 
CARDIO TECHNOLOGIES (1)
8,721,665 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 0 2012
 
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH (18)
6,881,199 Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft 63 2001
7,704,222 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 13 2004
8,679,174 Catheter for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves 0 2006
8,062,355 Self-expandable medical instrument for treating defects in a patient's heart 5 2006
7,736,327 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 13 2008
RE45130 Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses 0 2008
8,758,430 Medical apparatus for the therapeutic treatment of an insufficient cardiac valve 0 2009
8,317,858 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient 10 2009
7,914,575 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency 13 2009
8,398,704 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient 6 2010
8,216,174 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 5 2010
8,468,667 Device for compressing a stent 2 2010
8,685,085 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency 0 2011
8,465,540 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis 3 2011
8,551,160 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 2 2011
8,597,226 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 0 2012
8,790,395 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient 0 2013
8,834,561 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 0 2013
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (5)
8,308,797 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 1 2004
8,109,995 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 1 2008
8,361,144 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods associated therewith 0 2011
8,790,398 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 0 2013
8,900,294 Method of controlled release of a percutaneous replacement heart valve 0 2014
 
COREVALVE, S.A. (4)
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 152 2002
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 67 2002
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 275 2003
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 1 2004
 
MEMORY MEDICAL SYSTEMS (2)
8,052,670 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2006
8,377,037 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (30)
7,566,343 Cardiac valve, system, and method 8 2004
7,267,686 Implantable prosthetic valve 60 2004
7,854,755 Vascular catheter, system, and method 0 2005
7,878,966 Ventricular assist and support device 0 2005
7,780,722 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 2 2005
7,670,368 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 5 2005
7,867,274 Valve apparatus, system and method 0 2005
7,244,242 Valve treatment catheter and methods 11 2005
7,722,666 Valve apparatus, system and method 33 2005
8,012,198 Venous valve, system, and method 1 2005
7,569,071 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 21 2005
7,799,038 Translumenal apparatus, system, and method 5 2006
7,776,053 Implantable valve system 0 2006
7,780,627 Valve treatment catheter and methods 1 2007
8,828,079 Circulatory valve, system and method 0 2007
7,892,276 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2007
7,967,853 Percutaneous valve, system and method 8 2008
8,002,824 Cardiac valve, system, and method 0 2009
7,951,189 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 1 2009
* 2010/0082,093 Medical Devices 0 2009
8,512,399 Valve apparatus, system and method 2 2009
8,137,394 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2011
8,460,365 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 0 2011
8,470,023 Percutaneous valve, system, and method 9 2011
8,932,349 Cardiac valve, system, and method 0 2011
8,414,641 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2012
8,672,997 Valve with sinus 0 2012
8,940,014 Bond between components of a medical device 0 2012
8,951,243 Medical device handle 0 2012
8,956,405 Collapsible caged-ball prosthetic valve for transcatheter delivery and method of use 0 2013
 
Evalva, Inc. (1)
7,938,827 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 3 2009
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (2)
* 6,641,610 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 61 1999
7,011,095 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 29 2003
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
7,682,385 Artificial valve 0 2006
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