US Patent No: 5,433,727

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Centering buttoned device for the occlusion of large defects for occluding

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This is an intravascular prosthesis deliverable transvenously for the occlusion of large heart defects. The defects are predominantly large atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects. The device has an occluder connected with a centering counter-occluder. The device is delivered to the heart by known methods. The occluder is released on the distal side of the defect and the proximal centering counter-occluder is stretched, pulling the device over the center of the defect. Subsequently, the centering counter-occluder is buttoned against the occluder and is opposing the right atrial side of the septum. The radiopaque button is placed upon a string to verify buttoning.

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Sideris, Eleftherios B Ste. 200 1600 Coulter, Amarillo, TX 79106 8 1341

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7,972,359 Intracardiac cage and method of delivering same 10 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 5 2006
8,523,897 Device for left atrial appendage occlusion 2 2006
8,535,343 Method for left atrial appendage occlusion 1 2011
* 2011/0218,566 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 (2)
8,801,746 System and method for delivering a left atrial appendage containment device 1 2004
9,314,249 System and method for delivering a left atrial appendage containment device 0 2014
 
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED (1)
* 2003/0004,302 Process for producing purified polyether sulfones 3 2002
 
Nitinol Devices and Components, Inc. (3)
8,409,239 Medical device anchor and delivery system 1 2009
8,398,672 Method for anchoring a medical device 3 2010
9,283,065 Medical device anchor and delivery system 0 2013
 
MVMD, INC. (1)
* 6,152,144 Method and device for left atrial appendage occlusion 480 1998
 
CORRESTORE LLC (13)
6,221,104 Anterior and interior segment cardiac restoration apparatus and method 74 1999
6,439,237 Anterior segment coronary restoration apparatus and method 41 2000
6,450,171 Anterior and inferior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method 87 2000
7,056,280 Anterior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method 19 2002
* 2002/0198,603 Anterior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method 10 2002
6,837,247 Method of using ventricular restoration patch 26 2003
* 2003/0191,538 Method of using ventricular restoration patch 5 2003
7,275,546 Anterior and inferior segment ventricular restoration apparatus and method 19 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 2 2006
* 2006/0258,900 Anterior Segment Ventricular Restoration Apparatus and Method 14 2006
7,914,438 Ventricular restoration patch 0 2009
 
EV3 ENDOVASCULAR, INC. (13)
6,440,152 Defect occluder release assembly and method 132 2000
6,551,344 Septal defect occluder 180 2001
6,911,037 Retrievable septal defect closure device 99 2002
7,288,105 Tissue opening occluder 39 2002
7,479,155 Defect occluder release assembly and method 8 2002
* 2002/0198,563 Defect occluder release assembly & method 89 2002
7,780,700 Patent foramen ovale closure system 8 2004
* 2004/0220,610 Thin film composite lamination 109 2004
7,377,936 Retrievable septal defect closure device 13 2004
* 2005/0033,327 Retrievable septal defect closure device 19 2004
* 2007/0106,327 Tissue opening occluder 12 2006
7,582,103 Tissue opening occluder 57 2006
7,887,562 Tissue opening occluder 3 2007
 
MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC. (3)
* 6,755,842 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 128 2001
* 2002/0029,064 Advanced wound site management systems and Methods 0 2001
7,758,610 Advanced wound site management systems and methods 0 2004
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
* 5,904,703 Occluder device formed from an open cell foam material 337 1997
 
Prolapse Inc. (3)
7,981,024 Pelvic implant with anchoring frame 4 2004
* 2007/0088,189 Pelvic implant with anchoring frame 15 2004
8,920,302 Pelvic implant with anchoring frame 0 2011
 
Micrus Corporation (2)
6,168,615 Method and apparatus for occlusion and reinforcement of aneurysms 81 1998
RE42758 Expandable curvilinear strut arrangement for deployment with a catheter to repair an aneurysm 15 2006
 
CURASEAL INC. (4)
* 8,377,094 Enteric fistula treatment devices 2 2011
* 2012/0016,412 ENTERIC FISTULA TREATMENT DEVICES 5 2011
9,211,116 Fistula treatment devices and related methods 0 2012
9,131,941 Fistula treatment devices and methods 0 2012
 
OCCLUTECH HOLDING AG (1)
* 7,955,354 Occlusion device and surgical instrument and method for its implantation/explantation 0 2005
 
CARDIOKINETIX, INC. (41)
* 7,303,526 Device for improving cardiac function 30 2002
* 2003/0050,682 Device for improving cardiac function 15 2002
7,887,477 Method of improving cardiac function using a porous membrane 4 2002
* 2003/0109,770 Device with a porous membrane for improving cardiac function 56 2002
* 2003/0105,384 Method of improving cardiac function using a porous membrane 52 2002
8,257,428 System for improving cardiac function 8 2003
* 2006/0264,980 System for improving cardiac function 45 2003
7,399,271 Ventricular partitioning device 25 2004
7,762,943 Inflatable ventricular partitioning device 10 2004
* 2005/0197,716 Inflatable ventricular partitioning device 40 2004
* 2006/0030,881 Ventricular partitioning device 56 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 38 2005
* 2006/0014,998 Multiple partitioning devices for heart treatment 45 2005
7,674,222 Cardiac device and methods of use thereof 13 2006
* 2007/0161,846 Cardiac device and methods of use thereof 62 2006
8,747,454 System for improving cardiac function 0 2007
8,657,873 System for improving cardiac function 1 2007
7,897,086 Method of making a laminar ventricular partitioning device 7 2007
* 2008/0228,205 VENTRICULAR PARTITIONING DEVICE 14 2008
8,529,430 Therapeutic methods and devices following myocardial infarction 3 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
8,388,672 System for improving cardiac function by sealing a partitioning membrane within a ventricle 3 2009
8,377,114 Sealing and filling ventricular partitioning devices to improve cardiac function 3 2009
* 2010/0262,168 SEALING AND FILLING VENTRICULAR PARTITIONING DEVICES TO IMPROVE CARDIAC FUNCTION 6 2009
* 2009/0254,195 SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING CARDIAC FUNCTION BY SEALING A PARTITIONING MEMBRANE WITHIN A VENTRICLE 8 2009
8,398,537 Peripheral seal for a ventricular partitioning device 3 2009
8,672,827 Cardiac device and methods of use thereof 1 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
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
8,029,532 Closure device with biomaterial patches 2 2007
* 2008/0091,235 Closure device with biomaterial patches 28 2007
* 8,029,534 Closure device with string retractable umbrella 0 2009
* 2010/0234,878 CLOSURE DEVICE WITH STRING RETRACTABLE UMBRELLA 17 2009
8,277,482 Closure device with string retractable umbrella and method for closing a body opening with the same 0 2011
 
ev 3 Sunnyvale, Inc. (1)
7,025,756 Method of securing tissue 68 2004
 
PARACOR SURGICAL, INC. (3)
* 2002/0019,580 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 71 2001
7,410,461 Cardiac treatment apparatus 14 2002
* 2003/0065,248 Cardiac treatment apparatus 4 2002
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (7)
8,906,059 Vascular hole closure device 0 2008
8,597,324 Vascular hole closure device 1 2009
* 8,491,629 Vascular hole closure delivery device 0 2011
* 2012/0078,294 Vascular Hole Closure Delivery Device 9 2011
8,968,361 Vascular hole closure device 0 2011
9,226,738 Vascular hole closure delivery device 0 2012
9,295,458 Vascular hole closure delivery device 0 2013
 
Paracor Medical, Inc. (38)
6,702,732 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 90 2000
6,682,474 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 74 2001
6,663,558 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 84 2001
6,612,978 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 82 2001
6,602,184 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 81 2001
* 2002/0028,981 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 18 2001
6,612,979 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 78 2001
6,595,912 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 84 2001
7,276,021 Heart failure treatment device and method 0 2002
7,485,089 Cardiac harness 0 2003
7,189,202 Self-sizing cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 24 2003
7,155,295 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 20 2003
7,097,611 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 6 2003
7,077,802 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 5 2003
7,189,203 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 16 2003
7,435,213 Device for treating heart failure 0 2004
7,422,558 Device for treating heart failure 6 2004
7,381,181 Device for treating heart failure 39 2004
7,225,036 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 2 2004
7,081,086 Expandable cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure 20 2004
7,149,588 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 1 2004
7,158,839 Cardiac harness for treating heart disease 4 2004
7,404,793 Heart failure treatment device and method 5 2004
7,572,219 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 4 2004
7,187,984 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 1 2004
7,291,105 Self-anchoring cardiac harness 10 2004
7,500,946 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 1 2004
7,146,226 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 17 2004
7,338,435 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 0 2004
7,361,139 Cardiac harness delivery device and method 1 2004
7,164,952 Cardiac harness for treating congestive heart failure and for defibrillating and/or pacing/sensing 1 2004
7,124,493 Method of manufacturing a cardiac harness 3 2004
7,282,024 Cardiac harness having interconnected strands 0 2005
7,736,299 Introducer for a cardiac harness delivery 4 2005
7,587,247 Cardiac harness having an optimal impedance range 1 2005
7,229,405 Cardiac harness delivery device and method of use 3 2006
7,976,454 Cardiac harness 0 2006
8,192,351 Medical device delivery system having integrated introducer 13 2009
 
St. Jude Medical ATG, Inc. (36)
* 5,976,178 Medical grafting methods 263 1996
* 6,120,432 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 125 1997
6,475,222 Minimally invasive revascularization apparatus and methods 73 1998
6,186,942 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 123 1999
6,302,905 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 89 1999
6,206,912 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 98 1999
6,508,252 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 23 1999
6,391,036 Medical graft connector or plug structures, and methods of making and installing same 68 2000
6,660,015 Medical graft connector or plug structures, and methods of making and installing same 59 2000
6,712,836 Apparatus and methods for closing septal defects and occluding blood flow 294 2000
6,699,256 Medical grafting apparatus and methods 180 2000
6,514,196 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 34 2000
6,511,491 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 69 2001
* 2002/0082,614 Medical grafting apparatus and methods 66 2002
* 2002/0087,181 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 15 2002
* 2002/0087,046 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 18 2002
6,994,713 Medical graft connector or plug structures, and methods of making and installing same 31 2002
* 2002/0082,627 Medical graft connector or plug structures, and methods of making and installing same 2 2002
6,920,882 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 13 2002
* 2002/0188,302 Minimally invasive revascularization apparatus and methods 2 2002
* 2003/0028,200 Minimally invasive revascularization apparatus and methods 28 2002
6,960,219 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 15 2002
* 2003/0083,541 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 13 2002
* 2003/0083,679 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 48 2002
7,578,829 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 13 2003
7,575,586 Medical graft connector or plug structures, and methods of making and installing same 22 2003
* 2004/0078,053 Medical graft connector or plug structures, and methods of making and installing same 71 2003
8,114,102 Temporary hemostatic plug apparatus and method of use 5 2004
* 2005/0033,361 Temporary hemostatic plug apparatus and method of use 11 2004
7,422,602 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 0 2005
* 2005/0240,204 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 0 2005
* 8,109,947 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 0 2005
* 2005/0240,205 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 13 2005
* 2006/0161,195 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 10 2006
* 7,850,705 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 11 2007
* 2007/0173,868 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 16 2007
 
OCCLUTECH GMBH (1)
* 2008/0015,619 Occlusion device and surgical instrument and method for its implantion/explantation 10 2007
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (10)
7,338,514 Closure devices, related delivery methods and tools, and related methods of use 31 2001
7,976,564 PFO closure devices and related methods of use 10 2002
* 8,372,112 Closure devices, related delivery methods, and related methods of use 2 2004
* 2006/0009,800 Closure devices, related delivery methods, and related methods of use 82 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 CARDIOVASCULAR GROUP, INC. (1)
* 2002/0108,621 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 11 2002
 
CardioKlnetix, Inc. (1)
7,279,007 Method for improving cardiac function 37 2002
 
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 6 2012
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,709,707 Self-centering umbrella-type septal closure device 288 1996
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (5)
6,251,135 Radiopaque marker system and method of use 197 1999
7,553,325 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 7 2003
* 2004/0111,149 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 92 2003
7,108,716 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 47 2003
* 2006/0266,474 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 14 2006
 
PAPPU, RAMESH, MD (1)
6,941,169 Cardiac stimulating apparatus having a blood clot filter and atrial pacer 20 2002
 
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 6 2006
 
NIPRO CORPORATION (1)
* 6,342,064 Closure device for transcatheter operation and catheter assembly therefor 110 1999
 
NEXT GENERATION SURGICAL, LLC (1)
* 2008/0228,200 CLOSURE AND RECONSTRUCTION IMPLANTS AND THE APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY THEREOF 3 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 13 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
 
VELOCIMED, INC. (1)
* 2010/0234,881 PFO CLOSURE DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS OF USE 10 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (16)
6,340,367 Radiopaque markers and methods of using the same 119 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 268 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 351 1997
* 5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 249 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 239 1997
6,387,104 Method and apparatus for endoscopic repair of the lower esophageal sphincter 219 1999
6,343,605 Percutaneous transluminal myocardial implantation device and method 79 2000
6,596,013 Method and apparatus for treating septal defects 133 2001
7,758,631 Bioabsorbable endoprosthesis having elongate axial reservoir for by-product collection 1 2003
7,918,864 Apparatus for endoscopic repair of the lower esophageal sphincter 0 2004
* 2005/0149,074 Apparatus for endoscopic repair of the lower esophageal sphincter 1 2004
8,162,974 Occlusion apparatus, system, and method 3 2006
7,699,887 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 5 2006
* 2009/0259,125 Bioabsorbable Marker Having Radiopaque Constituents And Method of Using the Same 1 2009
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
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,908,428 Stitching devices for heart valve replacement surgery 210 1997
 
USGI Medical, Inc. (39)
7,942,884 Methods for reduction of a gastric lumen 12 2003
7,942,898 Delivery systems and methods for gastric reduction 5 2003
7,618,426 Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations 41 2003
7,416,554 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 186 2003
8,574,243 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 1 2003
7,955,340 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 11 2003
7,744,613 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 43 2003
8,308,765 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 6 2004
8,057,511 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 11 2004
7,918,869 Methods and apparatus for performing endoluminal gastroplasty 61 2004
7,736,378 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 35 2004
8,206,417 Apparatus and methods for optimizing anchoring force 9 2004
7,695,493 System for optimizing anchoring force 67 2004
7,703,459 Apparatus and methods for mapping out endoluminal gastrointestinal surgery 37 2004
7,361,180 Apparatus for manipulating and securing tissue 45 2004
7,347,863 Apparatus and methods for manipulating and securing tissue 57 2004
7,621,925 Needle assembly for tissue manipulation 37 2004
7,601,159 Interlocking tissue anchor apparatus and methods 31 2004
7,918,845 Endoluminal tool deployment system 14 2004
7,704,264 Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds 43 2004
8,257,394 Apparatus and methods for positioning and securing anchors 4 2005
7,390,329 Methods for grasping and cinching tissue anchors 168 2005
7,571,729 Apparatus and methods for performing mucosectomy 20 2005
8,216,252 Tissue manipulation and securement system 5 2005
7,736,374 Tissue manipulation and securement system 157 2005
8,444,657 Apparatus and methods for rapid deployment of tissue anchors 5 2005
7,736,379 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 69 2005
7,678,135 Compressible tissue anchor assemblies 41 2006
8,298,291 Methods and apparatus for securing and deploying tissue anchors 9 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 7 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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