US Patent No: 5,425,744

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Occluder for repair of cardiac and vascular defects

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A device for the percutaneous transluminal repair of septal defects is disclosed. The device comprises first and second expandable occluders fastened to each other, each occluder including a framework having a central hub with elongated struts radiating therefrom. The struts are constructed such that they have a resistance to fatigue that exceeds the maximum fatigue stresses to which the struts will be subjected over a prolonged period in vivo. As such, the device exhibits a significantly decreased likelihood of metal fatigue failures after prolonged exposure in vivo.

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CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATIONBOSTON, MA356

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Duval, George Lake George, NY 5 1108
Fagan, Jack Pepperell, MA 2 389
Ouellette, Gerry Framingham, MA 19 1101
Raman, L Ven Framingham, MA 2 497

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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6,955,175 Method and apparatus for thoracoscopic intracardiac procedures 57 2003
* 2004/0228,897 Methods and apparatus for in vivo cell localization 3 2003
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* 2005/0228,407 Suturing method and apparatus 13 2005
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CMI HOLDING COMPANY, INC. (9)
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6,702,763 Sizing apparatus and method for use during ventricular restoration 41 2001
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6,959,711 Kit and method for use during ventricular restoration 69 2003
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HEART FAILURE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
7,485,088 Method and device for percutaneous surgical ventricular repair 20 2002
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NMT MEDICAL, INC. (6)
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Artritech, Inc. (1)
8,834,519 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 0 2011
 
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (1)
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BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (1)
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NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
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CHASE MEDICAL, LP (1)
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PFM MEDICAL AG (5)
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7,666,203 Transseptal puncture apparatus 35 2004
8,292,910 Transseptal puncture apparatus 1 2010
8,157,829 Transseptal puncture apparatus 1 2010
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THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
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BARD ASDI INC. (7)
6,290,708 Hernia mesh patch with seal stiffener 50 1999
6,280,453 Hernia mesh patch with stiffener line segment 182 1999
6,224,615 Hernia mesh patch with seal stiffener 0 1999
6,171,318 Hernia mesh patch with stiffening layer 76 1999
6,176,863 Hernia mesh patch with I-shaped filament 86 1999
6,224,616 Hernia mesh patch 82 1999
6,174,320 Hernia mesh patch with slit 56 1999
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (11)
7,186,262 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 123 2002
* 2003/0018,358 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 87 2002
7,217,284 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 17 2003
7,976,539 System and method for denaturing and fixing collagenous tissue 12 2005
7,632,308 Methods, devices, and kits for treating mitral valve prolapse 16 2005
* 2007/0118,213 Methods, devices, and kits for treating mitral valve prolapse 19 2005
8,333,204 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 1 2009
8,545,551 Methods, devices, and kits for treating mitral valve prolapse 4 2009
* 2010/0049,311 METHODS, DEVICES, AND KITS FOR TREATING MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE 4 2009
8,926,603 System and method for denaturing and fixing collagenous tissue 0 2011
8,523,883 Apparatus and methods for treating tissue 5 2011
 
PROXIMARE, INC. (2)
* 2005/0125,032 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure devices, delivery apparatus and related methods and systems 53 2004
* 2005/0192,627 Patent foramen ovale closure devices, delivery apparatus and related methods and systems 69 2005
 
COHEREX MEDICAL, INC. (12)
* 2007/0123,934 Delivery system for patent foramen ovale closure device 29 2006
9,138,208 Devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening 0 2007
8,979,941 Devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening 0 2007
8,864,809 Systems and devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening 0 2007
8,840,655 Systems and devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening 0 2007
8,167,894 Methods, systems and devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening 12 2007
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* 2009/0270,840 DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS 9 2009
8,529,597 Devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening 1 2010
 
CorRestore, Inc. (2)
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6,544,167 Ventricular restoration patch 41 2001
 
NISSHO CORPORATION (2)
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* 5,928,250 Catheter assembly for intracardiac suture 131 1998
 
Cardia, Inc. (35)
6,206,907 Occlusion device with stranded wire support arms 184 1999
* 6,379,368 Occlusion device with non-thrombogenic properties 128 1999
* 6,656,206 Occlusion device with non-thrombogenic properties 73 2002
7,115,135 Occlusion device having five or more arms 10 2003
7,087,072 Articulated center post 23 2003
6,960,220 Hoop design for occlusion device 184 2003
6,960,224 Laminated sheets for use in a fully retrievable occlusion device 27 2003
* 2004/0143,293 Articulated center post 15 2003
* 2004/0143,292 Laminated sheets for use in a fully retrievable occlusion device 14 2003
* 2004/0143,291 Occlusion device having five or more arms 44 2003
* 2004/0143,294 Septal stabilization device 45 2003
* 2004/0143,277 Hoop design for occlusion device 9 2003
6,913,614 Delivery system with safety tether 40 2003
* 2004/0225,324 Delivery system with safety tether 8 2003
7,192,435 Self centering closure device for septal occlusion 6 2003
7,144,410 ASD closure device with self centering arm network 14 2003
7,658,748 Right retrieval mechanism 8 2003
* 2005/0065,548 Right retrieval mechanism 41 2003
7,566,336 Left atrial appendage closure device 4 2003
* 2005/0113,861 Left atrial appendage closure device 43 2003
7,905,901 Self-centering occlusion device 4 2004
* 2006/0116,710 Self-centering occlusion device 15 2004
7,582,104 Daisy design for occlusion device 50 2004
* 2006/0122,646 Daisy design for occlusion device 16 2004
* 2005/0277,982 Articulated center post 12 2005
* 2006/0116,717 Articulated center post 3 2006
7,972,361 Occlusion device with flexible spring connector 2 2006
7,927,351 Occlusion device with flexible wire connector 2 2006
7,749,238 Occlusion device with flexible polymeric connector 2 2006
7,691,115 Occlusion device with flexible fabric connector 3 2006
* 2008/0065,148 Occlusion device with flexible spring connector 2 2006
* 2007/0293,889 Occlusion device with flexible fabric connector 3 2006
* 2007/0293,890 Occlusion device with flexible wire connector 3 2006
* 2008/0167,682 Bioabsorbable occlusion device 2 2007
8,366,741 Occlusion device with centering arm 6 2007
 
Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited (7)
8,118,833 Apparatus for sealing surgical punctures 5 2003
7,771,454 Autologous wound sealing apparatus 5 2003
8,147,513 Apparatus for sealing surgical punctures 0 2008
8,114,125 Apparatus for sealing surgical punctures 3 2008
8,323,311 Autologous wound sealing apparatus 2 2010
8,425,553 Autologous wound sealing apparatus 1 2012
8,734,482 Method for preventing blood leakage from a vessel 0 2013
 
TONY R. BROWN (2)
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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (71)
* 5,741,297 Daisy occluder and method for septal defect repair 241 1996
6,939,361 Guidewire for a free standing intervascular device having an integral stop mechanism 149 2000
7,226,466 Flexible delivery system 12 2002
* 2003/0045,901 Flexible delivery system 17 2002
7,867,250 Septal occluder and associated methods 1 2002
* 2003/0191,495 Septal occluder and associated methods 107 2002
7,220,265 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure method and device 42 2003
* 2003/0144,694 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure method and device 26 2003
7,618,435 Magnetic attachment systems 9 2003
7,658,747 Medical device for manipulation of a medical implant 13 2003
7,344,553 Coupling system useful in placement of implants 30 2003
* 2004/0098,042 Device with biological tissue scaffold for percutaneous closure of an intracardiac defect and methods thereof 63 2003
7,431,729 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 58 2003
7,318,833 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 14 2003
7,766,820 Expandable sheath tubing 14 2003
9,017,373 Septal closure devices 0 2003
7,691,112 Devices, systems, and methods for suturing tissue 16 2004
* 2005/0059,983 Suture sever tube 17 2004
7,678,123 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 66 2004
7,963,952 Expandable sheath tubing 4 2004
7,419,498 Quick release knot attachment system 9 2004
* 2005/0085,843 Quick release knot attachment system 127 2004
8,262,694 Devices, systems, and methods for closure of cardiac openings 1 2005
7,988,690 Welding systems useful for closure of cardiac openings 2 2005
7,871,419 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 21 2005
7,842,053 Double coil occluder 7 2005
* 2005/0251,154 Double coil occluder 24 2005
8,308,760 Delivery systems and methods for PFO closure device with two anchors 2 2005
8,361,110 Heart-shaped PFO closure device 0 2005
7,704,268 Closure device with hinges 19 2005
* 2005/0288,786 Closure device with hinges 82 2005
8,257,389 Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder 7 2005
7,842,069 Inflatable occluder 2 2005
8,361,111 Devices, systems and methods for closure of cardiac openings 0 2005
8,764,848 Occluder device double securement system for delivery/recovery of such occluder device 3 2005
8,372,113 Curved arm intracardiac occluder 0 2006
* 2006/0241,687 Septal occluder with pivot arms and articulating joints 11 2006
* 2006/0217,761 Curved arm intracardiac occluder 10 2006
8,277,480 Catch member for PFO occluder 3 2006
8,480,706 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 4 2006
7,797,056 Removable intracardiac RF device 4 2006
* 2007/0088,388 Delivery device for implant with dual attachment sites 24 2006
* 2007/0198,060 Device with biological tissue scaffold for percutaneous closure of an intracardiac defect and methods thereof 5 2007
8,870,913 Catch system with locking cap for patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder 0 2007
8,551,135 Screw catch mechanism for PFO occluder and method of use 2 2007
* 2007/0276,415 Screw catch mechanism for PFO occluder and method of use 11 2007
8,814,947 Deformable flap catch mechanism for occluder device 0 2007
7,967,840 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 5 2007
8,491,627 Coupling system useful in the placement of implants 0 2008
* 2008/0154,302 Coupling system useful in the placement of implants 9 2008
9,005,242 Septal closure device with centering mechanism 1 2008
9,138,562 Flexible catheter system 0 2008
8,784,448 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 1 2008
8,956,389 Sealing device and delivery system 0 2009
* 2010/0324,538 Sealing Device and Delivery System 1 2009
* 2010/0324,652 Sealing Device and Delivery System 1 2009
* 8,828,049 Split ends closure device and methods of use 0 2010
9,149,263 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 0 2010
8,795,329 Removable intracardiac RF device 0 2010
* 2010/0312,236 REMOVABLE INTRACARDIAC RF DEVICE 0 2010
8,568,431 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 0 2011
8,758,403 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 0 2011
8,480,709 Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder 2 2012
8,430,907 Catch member for PFO occluder 0 2012
8,568,447 Delivery systems and methods for PFO closure device with two anchors 0 2012
8,636,765 Catch member for PFO occluder 0 2013
9,216,014 Device with biological tissue scaffold for percutaneous closure of an intracardiac defect and methods thereof 0 2013
8,753,362 Double spiral patent foramen ovale closure clamp 3 2013
8,945,158 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 0 2013
9,084,603 Catch members for occluder devices 0 2013
9,028,527 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 0 2014
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 2006/0106,420 Patch for treating a septal defect 21 2004
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (2)
8,617,205 Closure device 1 2010
9,023,074 Multi-stage occlusion devices 0 2012
 
ATRITECH, INC. (49)
6,551,303 Barrier device for ostium of left atrial appendage 277 1999
7,128,073 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 147 1999
6,689,150 Filter apparatus for ostium of left atrial appendage 95 2000
6,652,555 Barrier device for covering the ostium of left atrial appendage 202 2000
6,652,556 Filter apparatus for ostium of left atrial appendage 209 2000
* 2002/0022,860 Expandable implant devices for filtering blood flow from atrial appendages 136 2001
7,169,164 Apparatus for implanting devices in atrial appendages 108 2001
7,044,134 Method of implanting a device in the left atrial appendage 45 2001
* 2003/0057,156 Atrial filter implants 187 2002
7,011,671 Cardiac implant device tether system and method 114 2002
6,949,113 Barrier device for ostium of left atrial appendage 54 2002
6,730,108 Barrier device for ostium of left atrial appendage 136 2003
7,713,282 Detachable atrial appendage occlusion balloon 4 2003
7,597,704 Left atrial appendage occlusion device with active expansion 59 2003
* 2004/0215,230 Left atrial appendage occlusion device with active expansion 57 2003
7,152,605 Adjustable left atrial appendage implant deployment system 98 2003
* 2003/0199,923 Adjustable left atrial appendage implant deployment system 45 2003
8,323,309 Adjustable left atrial appendage implant 3 2003
8,287,563 Implant retrieval system 2 2003
7,192,439 Method of removing an implanted device 13 2003
* 2003/0212,432 Method of removing an implanted device 18 2003
7,735,493 System and method for delivering a left atrial appendage containment device 43 2003
6,994,092 Device for containing embolic material in the LAA having a plurality of tissue retention structures 80 2003
* 2004/0034,366 Device for containing embolic material in the LAA having a plurality of tissue retention structures 41 2003
7,727,189 Filter apparatus for ostium of left atrial appendage 18 2003
* 2004/0127,935 Filter apparatus for ostium of left atrial appendage 45 2003
8,685,055 Filter apparatus for ostium of left atrial appendage 0 2003
8,080,032 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 2 2003
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7,115,110 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 46 2003
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7,780,683 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 59 2004
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8,221,445 Barrier device for ostium of left atrial appendage 7 2004
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7,549,983 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 24 2004
7,722,641 Filter mesh for preventing passage of embolic material form an atrial appendage 14 2004
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7,972,359 Intracardiac cage and method of delivering same 8 2005
7,427,279 Method of closing an opening in a wall of a heart 8 2006
8,043,329 Method of implanting an adjustable occlusion device 3 2006
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8,535,343 Method for left atrial appendage occlusion 1 2011
8,663,273 Method of implanting an adjustable occlusion device 0 2011
9,132,000 Filter apparatus for ostium of left atrial appendage 0 2013
9,168,043 Method for left atrial appendage occlusion 0 2013
9,089,313 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
8,801,746 System and method for delivering a left atrial appendage containment device 0 2004
 
MED-VENTURE INVESTMENTS, LLC (2)
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CORRESTORE LLC (13)
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6,837,247 Method of using ventricular restoration patch 25 2003
* 2003/0191,538 Method of using ventricular restoration patch 5 2003
7,275,546 Anterior and inferior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method 18 2004
* 2004/0181,126 Anterior and inferior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method 8 2004
7,594,886 Method of using ventricular restoration patch 1 2005
7,758,494 Anterior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method 1 2006
* 2006/0258,900 Anterior Segment Ventricular Restoration Apparatus and Method 14 2006
7,914,438 Ventricular restoration patch 0 2009
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (14)
6,440,152 Defect occluder release assembly and method 126 2000
6,551,344 Septal defect occluder 173 2001
6,911,037 Retrievable septal defect closure device 94 2002
7,288,105 Tissue opening occluder 35 2002
7,479,155 Defect occluder release assembly and method 7 2002
* 2002/0198,563 Defect occluder release assembly & method 86 2002
7,780,700 Patent foramen ovale closure system 7 2004
* 2004/0220,596 Patent foramen ovale closure system 83 2004
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* 2005/0033,327 Retrievable septal defect closure device 17 2004
* 2007/0106,327 Tissue opening occluder 11 2006
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 51 2006
7,887,562 Tissue opening occluder 3 2007
 
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8,257,428 System for improving cardiac function 8 2003
* 2006/0264,980 System for improving cardiac function 44 2003
7,399,271 Ventricular partitioning device 25 2004
7,762,943 Inflatable ventricular partitioning device 9 2004
* 2005/0197,716 Inflatable ventricular partitioning device 37 2004
* 2006/0030,881 Ventricular partitioning device 55 2004
7,862,500 Multiple partitioning devices for heart treatment 16 2005
7,582,051 Peripheral seal for a ventricular partitioning device 17 2005
* 2006/0281,965 Peripheral seal for a ventricular partitioning device 37 2005
* 2006/0014,998 Multiple partitioning devices for heart treatment 44 2005
7,674,222 Cardiac device and methods of use thereof 12 2006
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8,747,454 System for improving cardiac function 0 2007
8,657,873 System for improving cardiac function 1 2007
* 2007/0213,815 System for improving cardiac function 40 2007
7,897,086 Method of making a laminar ventricular partitioning device 7 2007
8,529,430 Therapeutic methods and devices following myocardial infarction 3 2008
* 2008/0319,254 THERAPEUTIC METHODS AND DEVICES FOLLOWING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION 9 2008
7,976,455 Inflatable ventricular partitioning device 5 2008
* 2009/0187,063 INFLATABLE VENTRICULAR PARTITIONING DEVICE 5 2008
8,500,795 Retrievable devices for improving cardiac function 3 2008
8,246,671 Retrievable cardiac devices 6 2008
* 2010/0048,987 RETRIEVABLE CARDIAC DEVICES 9 2008
* 2009/0054,723 RETRIEVABLE DEVICES FOR IMPROVING CARDIAC FUNCTION 21 2008
8,192,478 System for improving cardiac function 14 2008
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8,398,537 Peripheral seal for a ventricular partitioning device 3 2009
8,672,827 Cardiac device and methods of use thereof 1 2010
* 2010/0121,132 CARDIAC DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF 14 2010
9,078,660 Devices and methods for delivering an endocardial device 0 2010
8,790,242 Ventricular volume reduction 1 2010
8,500,790 Retrievable cardiac devices 4 2012
9,017,394 Retrievable cardiac devices 0 2013
8,827,892 Therapeutic methods and devices following myocardial infarction 1 2013
9,039,597 Ventricular volume reduction 0 2014
 
XYLON LLC (1)
8,726,909 Methods and apparatus for revision of obesity procedures 0 2006
 
ev 3 Sunnyvale, Inc. (1)
7,025,756 Method of securing tissue 66 2004
 
Davol, Inc. (a C.R. Bard Company) (8)
6,790,213 Implantable prosthesis 97 2002
7,101,381 Implantable prosthesis 53 2002
* 2004/0087,980 Implantable prosthesis 17 2002
7,824,420 Implantable prosthesis 36 2004
7,785,334 Implantable prosthesis 7 2006
7,806,905 Implantable prosthesis 7 2009
* 2009/0198,260 IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS 19 2009
8,956,373 Implantable prosthesis 0 2010
 
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7,575,586 Medical graft connector or plug structures, and methods of making and installing same 21 2003
 
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8,870,941 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 0 2011
 
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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 8 2005
7,691,128 PFO closure devices and related methods of use 0 2005
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
9,078,630 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 0 2010
8,777,985 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 0 2013
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 8,915,958 Devices for transcatheter prosthetic heart valve implantation and access closure 1 2012
* 2013/0110,228 DEVICES FOR TRANSCATHETER PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE IMPLANTATION AND ACCESS CLOSURE 4 2012
 
CardioKlnetix, Inc. (1)
7,279,007 Method for improving cardiac function 36 2002
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,709,707 Self-centering umbrella-type septal closure device 283 1996
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
6,267,772 Implantable prosthesis 316 1999
6,214,020 Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis 142 1999
9,072,586 Implantable prosthesis 0 2009
 
PAPPU, RAMESH, MD (1)
6,941,169 Cardiac stimulating apparatus having a blood clot filter and atrial pacer 19 2002
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
* 6,036,720 Sheet metal aneurysm neck bridge 231 1997
 
SeptRx, Inc. (2)
8,758,395 Embolic filtering method and apparatus 1 2005
7,648,532 Tissue distention device and related methods for therapeutic intervention 4 2006
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (3)
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 73 2000
* 2004/0167,607 Vascular stent-graft apparatus 24 2004
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 1 2012
 
ANOVA CORP. (2)
* 2003/0078,579 Annular repair devices and methods 73 2002
8,679,179 Annular repair devices and methods 0 2008
 
PROMED, INC. (8)
8,070,826 Needle apparatus for closing septal defects and methods for using such apparatus 2 2003
7,740,640 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 2 2004
7,846,179 Suture-based systems and methods for treating septal defects 10 2005
7,686,828 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 1 2006
7,678,132 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 1 2006
8,579,936 Centering of delivery devices with respect to a septal defect 0 2010
8,758,401 Systems and methods for treating septal defects 0 2011
8,747,483 Needle apparatus for closing septal defects and methods for using such apparatus 0 2012
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
6,596,013 Method and apparatus for treating septal defects 124 2001
* 8,721,679 Apparatus and method for closing an opening in a blood vessel using a permanent implant 0 2008
* 2008/0312,684 Apparatus and Method for Closing an Opening in a Blood Vessel Using a Permanent Implant 4 2008
* 8,628,543 Method and apparatus for endoscopic repair of the lower esophageal sphincter 0 2011
9,247,939 Methods and devices for manipulating tissue 0 2013
 
KO, GAR S (2)
8,348,962 Suturing device and method 2 2006
* 2007/0043,385 Suturing device and method 18 2006
 
USGI Medical, Inc. (40)
7,942,884 Methods for reduction of a gastric lumen 9 2003
7,942,898 Delivery systems and methods for gastric reduction 4 2003
7,618,426 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 39 2003
7,416,554 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 176 2003
8,574,243 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 0 2003
7,955,340 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 9 2003
7,744,613 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 41 2003
8,308,765 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 5 2004
8,057,511 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 9 2004
7,918,869 Methods and apparatus for performing endoluminal gastroplasty 57 2004
7,736,378 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 29 2004
* 2005/0251,207 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 72 2004
8,206,417 Apparatus and methods for optimizing anchoring force 8 2004
7,695,493 System for optimizing anchoring force 62 2004
7,703,459 Apparatus and methods for mapping out endoluminal gastrointestinal surgery 30 2004
7,361,180 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 44 2004
7,347,863 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 53 2004
7,621,925 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 36 2004
7,601,159 Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods 27 2004
7,918,845 Endoluminal tool deployment system 13 2004
7,704,264 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 42 2004
8,257,394 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 3 2005
7,390,329 Methods for grasping and cinching tissue anchors 156 2005
7,571,729 Apparatus and methods for performing mucosectomy 18 2005
8,216,252 Tissue manipulation and securement system 4 2005
7,736,374 Tissue manipulation and securement system 127 2005
8,444,657 Apparatus and methods for rapid deployment of tissue anchors 4 2005
7,736,379 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 65 2005
7,678,135 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 35 2006
8,298,291 Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors 8 2006
8,870,916 Low profile tissue anchors, tissue anchor systems, and methods for their delivery and use 0 2007
8,926,634 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 1 2007
8,216,253 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 3 2008
8,216,260 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 4 2008
8,262,676 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 3 2009
8,236,009 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 2 2009
8,382,800 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 5 2010
8,343,175 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 0 2010
8,828,027 Tissue manipulation and securement system 0 2010
8,740,940 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 0 2013
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