US Patent No: 6,730,118

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Implantable prosthetic valve

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A valve prosthesis device is disclosed suitable for implantation in body ducts. The device comprises a support stent, comprised of a deployable construction adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through the body duct to a target location and adapted to be deployed by exerting substantially radial forces from within by means of a deployment device to a deployed state in the target location, and a valve assembly comprising a flexible conduit having an inlet end and an outlet, made of pliant material attached to the support beams providing collapsible slack portions of the conduit at the outlet. The support stent is provided with a plurality of longitudinally rigid support beams of fixed length. When flow is allowed to pass through the valve prosthesis device from the inlet to the outlet, the valve assembly is kept in an open position, whereas a reverse flow is prevented as the collapsible slack portions of the valve assembly collapse inwardly providing blockage to the reverse flow.

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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES PVT, INC.IRVINE, CA19

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bash, Assaf Givat Ada, IL 25 3154
Benichu, Netanel Nir Etzion, IL 6 1880
Spenser, Benjamin Caesarea, IL 51 4056
Zakai, Avraham Zichron Yaacov, IL 18 1634

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GABBAY, SHLOMO (1)
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (2)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
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THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (1)
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BEIERSDORF AG (1)
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9,326,852 Method for implanting prosthetic valve 0 2013
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8,597,226 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 0 2012
9,265,631 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient 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 6 2013
9,044,320 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 0 2013
8,834,561 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 6 2013
9,339,386 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficency 0 2014
RE45962 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 0 2014
RE45790 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 0 2014
9,402,717 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 0 2015
 
HIGHLIFE SAS (1)
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Phoenix Biomedical, Inc. (2)
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4TECH INC. (5)
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9,307,980 Tricuspid valve repair using tension 0 2013
 
Cardica, Inc. (4)
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8,163,010 Staple-based heart valve treatment 3 2008
8,496,671 Mitral valve treatment 6 2010
8,888,794 Mitral valve treatment 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC 3F THERAPEUTICS, INC. (8)
7,101,396 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 174 2003
7,044,966 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 200 2003
* 2005/0075,731 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 200 2003
* 2006/0025,857 Implantable prosthetic valve 182 2005
* 2006/0259,137 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 228 2006
* 8,790,396 Methods and systems for cardiac valve delivery 6 2006
* 2007/0027,534 Methods and systems for cardiac valve delivery 107 2006
* 2007/0270,944 Implantable Valve Prosthesis 61 2007
 
SORIN GROUP USA, INC. (1)
* 2010/0262,043 ANNULOPLASTY SIZERS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES 7 2010
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (42)
8,109,996 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 21 2005
* 2005/0197,695 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 245 2005
7,857,845 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 39 2006
8,470,024 Device for in situ positioning of cardiac valve prosthesis 7 2006
8,070,799 Instrument and method for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses 14 2006
8,057,539 System for in situ positioning of cardiac valve prostheses without occluding blood flow 14 2006
* 2008/0147,182 INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR IN SITU DEPLOYMENT OF CARDIAC VALVE PROSTHESES 144 2006
8,006,535 Expandable prosthetic valve crimping device 6 2007
* 2009/0018,570 EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC VALVE CRIMPING DEVICE 24 2007
8,808,367 Prosthetic valve delivery system including retrograde/antegrade approach 0 2007
8,114,154 Fluid-filled delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses 16 2007
* 2009/0069,887 FLUID-FILLED DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR IN SITU DEPLOYMENT OF CARDIAC VALVE PROSTHESES 102 2007
* 2009/0099,653 EXPANDABLE VALVE PROSTHESIS WITH SEALING MECHANISM 82 2007
8,539,662 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 10 2008
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* 2008/0249,619 CARDIAC-VALVE PROSTHESIS 24 2008
8,486,137 Streamlined, apical delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses 14 2008
8,475,521 Streamlined delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses 12 2008
7,993,392 Instrument and method for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses 23 2008
* 2009/0069,890 STREAMLINED DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR IN SITU DEPLOYMENT OF CARDIAC VALVE PROSTHESES 12 2008
* 2009/0069,889 STREAMLINED, APICAL DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR IN SITU DEPLOYMENT OF CARDIAC VALVE PROSTHESES 99 2008
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8,512,397 Prosthetic vascular conduit 9 2009
9,168,105 Device for surgical interventions 0 2009
8,840,661 Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis 7 2009
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8,715,207 Universal valve annulus sizing device 6 2010
* 2010/0249,661 Universal Valve Annulus Sizing Device 11 2010
9,248,017 Support device for valve prostheses and corresponding kit 0 2011
8,640,521 Expandable prosthetic valve crimping device 7 2011
9,056,008 Instrument and method for in situ development of cardiac valve prostheses 0 2011
8,540,768 Cardiac valve prosthesis 4 2011
9,289,289 Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses 0 2012
9,161,836 Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses 0 2012
8,685,084 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 1 2012
8,920,492 Cardiac valve prosthesis 0 2013
9,138,314 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 0 2014
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (2)
7,789,909 System for implanting a valve prosthesis 13 2009
8,992,605 Device and method for reducing mitral valve regurgitation 0 2013
 
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8,747,459 System and method for transapical delivery of an annulus anchored self-expanding valve 19 2007
8,721,714 Delivery system for deployment of medical devices 7 2008
8,002,826 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 17 2009
8,628,570 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 0 2011
9,149,357 Heart valve assemblies 1 2013
9,295,550 Methods for delivering a self-expanding valve 1 2014
 
CARDIACMD, INC. (11)
8,430,925 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 2 2005
8,128,692 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 1 2005
7,785,341 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 8 2005
8,147,541 Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics 1 2006
7,749,266 Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics 1 2006
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8,500,799 Prosthetic heart valves, support structures and systems and methods for implanting same 1 2007
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8,608,770 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 1 2010
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8,728,156 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 0 2012
 
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7,510,575 Implantable prosthetic valve 106 2003
* 2004/0039,436 Implantable prosthetic valve 358 2003
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7,628,805 Paravalvular leak detection, sealing and prevention 32 2007
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9,095,432 Collapsible prosthetic valve having an internal cover 0 2013
9,132,006 Prosthetic heart valve and method 0 2014
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THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
9,199,085 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (109)
7,399,315 Minimally-invasive heart valve with cusp positioners 128 2003
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7,819,915 Heart valve holders and handling clips therefor 7 2003
7,780,723 Heart valve delivery system 18 2005
* 2007/0005,131 Heart valve delivery system 184 2005
8,167,932 Heart valve delivery system with valve catheter 48 2005
* 2007/0088,431 Heart valve delivery system with valve catheter 284 2005
8,764,820 Transapical heart valve delivery system and method 17 2005
* 2007/0112,422 Transapical heart valve delivery system and method 237 2005
* 2007/0239,254 System for percutaneous delivery and removal of a prosthetic valve 96 2006
8,021,161 Simulated heart valve root for training and testing 0 2006
8,500,798 Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valve 30 2006
7,708,775 Methods for rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves 95 2006
* 2006/0287,719 Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valve 95 2006
* 2006/0287,717 Methods for rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves 130 2006
* 2008/0021,546 System for deploying balloon-expandable heart valves 73 2006
7,530,253 Prosthetic valve crimping device 16 2006
* 2007/0056,346 Prosthetic valve crimping device 31 2006
* 2007/0061,010 Device and method for reshaping mitral valve annulus 20 2006
7,534,261 Sutureless heart valve attachment 38 2006
* 2008/0082,164 Sutureless heart valve attachment 46 2006
* 7,895,876 Method of crimping a prosthetic valve 5 2006
* 2007/0061,009 Method of crimping a prosthetic valve 13 2006
8,236,045 Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method of making the same 22 2006
* 2008/0154,355 Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method of making the same 188 2006
8,568,472 Integrated heart valve delivery system 13 2007
* 2008/0065,011 INTEGRATED HEART VALVE DELIVERY SYSTEM 173 2007
* 2009/0276,040 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REPLACING MITRAL VALVE 60 2008
8,778,018 Method of implanting a minimally-invasive heart valve with cusp positioners 7 2008
8,080,054 Implantable prosthetic valve with non-laminar flow 20 2008
9,061,119 Low profile delivery system for transcatheter heart valve 0 2008
* 2009/0281,619 Low Profile Delivery System for Transcatheter Heart Valve 84 2008
7,981,151 Transcatheter heart valve with micro-anchors 26 2008
* 2009/0259,306 TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE WITH MICRO-ANCHORS 14 2008
7,803,187 Device and method for reshaping mitral valve annulus 8 2008
* 2009/0076,586 Device and Method for ReShaping Mitral Valve Annulus 16 2008
8,323,335 Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves and methods for using 51 2009
* 2009/0319,037 RETAINING MECHANISMS FOR PROSTHETIC VALVES 50 2009
9,241,792 Two-step heart valve implantation 1 2009
8,460,368 Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device 0 2009
* 2009/0228,093 EXPANDABLE MEMBER FOR DEPLOYING A PROSTHETIC DEVICE 26 2009
8,652,202 Prosthetic heart valve and delivery apparatus 12 2009
* 2010/0049,313 PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 102 2009
8,142,497 Sutureless heart valve attachment 21 2009
7,993,394 Low profile transcatheter heart valve 49 2009
8,574,257 System, device, and method for providing access in a cardiovascular environment 0 2009
8,449,625 Methods of measuring heart valve annuluses for valve replacement 15 2009
8,591,567 Apparatus and method for in situ expansion of prosthetic device 0 2009
* 2010/0131,039 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IN SITU EXPANSION OF PROSTHETIC DEVICE 4 2009
8,308,798 Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve and methods 51 2009
9,248,016 Prosthetic heart valve system 0 2010
8,236,049 Multipiece prosthetic mitral valve and method 41 2010
* 2010/0256,751 Retaining Mechanisms for Prosthetic Valves 11 2010
8,348,998 Unitary quick connect prosthetic heart valve and deployment system and methods 25 2010
8,475,522 Transapical delivery system for heart valves 16 2010
8,439,970 Transapical delivery system for heart valves 1 2010
* 2011/0015,728 TRANSAPICAL DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR HEART VALVES 14 2010
8,506,625 Contoured sewing ring for a prosthetic mitral heart valve 6 2010
8,382,826 Method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve 0 2010
* 2011/0054,596 Method of Delivering a Prosthetic Heart Valve 9 2010
8,449,599 Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve 52 2010
8,252,051 Method of implanting a prosthetic valve in a mitral valve with pulmonary vein anchoring 59 2011
* 2011/0112,632 METHOD OF IMPLANTING A PROSTHETIC VALVE IN A MITRAL VALVE WITH PULMONARY VEIN ANCHORING 25 2011
8,795,354 Low-profile heart valve and delivery system 5 2011
* 2011/0218,619 LOW-PROFILE HEART VALVE AND DELIVERY SYSTEM 26 2011
8,986,374 Prosthetic heart valve 0 2011
8,641,757 Systems for rapidly deploying surgical heart valves 2 2011
8,454,685 Low profile transcatheter heart valve 24 2011
8,460,366 Transcatheter heart valve with micro-anchors 12 2011
9,326,853 Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves 0 2011
8,845,720 Prosthetic heart valve frame with flexible commissures 2 2011
9,393,110 Prosthetic heart valve 0 2011
8,568,475 Spiraled commissure attachment for prosthetic valve 5 2011
9,226,824 Surgical stabilizer and closure system 0 2011
9,241,793 Method of implanting a prosthetic aortic valve having non-laminar flow 0 2011
9,155,619 Prosthetic heart valve delivery apparatus 0 2012
9,381,082 Devices, systems and methods for accurate positioning of a prosthetic valve 0 2012
9,055,937 Apical puncture access and closure system 1 2012
8,968,395 Prosthetic insert for treating a mitral valve 13 2012
9,289,282 System and method for treating valve insufficiency or vessel dilatation 0 2012
8,840,664 Heart valve prosthesis anchoring device and methods 1 2012
9,241,788 Method for treating an aortic valve 0 2012
8,795,357 Perivalvular sealing for transcatheter heart valve 13 2012
9,339,384 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
9,119,716 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
9,320,598 Method of implanting a self-expandable prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
8,696,742 Unitary quick-connect prosthetic heart valve deployment methods 13 2012
9,005,278 Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve 1 2012
9,078,747 Anchoring device for replacing or repairing a heart valve 0 2012
9,168,131 Prosthetic heart valve having improved commissure supports 0 2012
8,652,145 System and method for crimping a prosthetic valve 3 2012
9,005,277 Unitary quick-connect prosthetic heart valve deployment system 7 2012
8,709,077 Methods of implanting minimally-invasive prosthetic heart valves 0 2013
9,370,418 Rapidly deployable surgical heart valves 0 2013
9,125,741 Systems and methods for ensuring safe and rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves 0 2013
8,784,480 Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device 7 2013
8,945,208 Methods of valve delivery on a beating heart 6 2013
8,911,493 Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valves 1 2013
8,986,373 Method for implanting a prosthetic mitral valve 1 2013
8,926,691 Apparatus for treating a mitral valve 1 2013
9,114,008 Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method for making the same 0 2014
9,168,129 Artificial heart valve with scalloped frame design 0 2014
8,986,320 System and method for crimping a prosthetic valve 0 2014
9,364,325 Prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method 0 2014
9,301,840 Expandable introducer sheath 0 2014
9,084,676 Apparatus for treating a mitral valve 9 2014
9,155,617 Prosthetic mitral valve 1 2014
9,277,992 System and method for crimping a prosthetic heart valve 0 2015
9,168,136 Methods for deploying self-expanding heart valves 0 2015
 
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8,196,580 Implantable respiration therapy device 0 2007
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* 2007/0185,565 Fluid flow prosthetic device 57 2006
8,876,894 Leaflet-sensitive valve fixation member 18 2007
8,876,895 Valve fixation member having engagement arms 20 2007
8,414,643 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 31 2007
8,348,995 Axial-force fixation member for valve 26 2007
8,348,996 Valve prosthesis implantation techniques 22 2007
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
8,747,458 Stent loading tool and method for use thereof 8 2007
8,313,525 Valve suturing and implantation procedures 21 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
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* 2007/0239,265 Catheter Delivered Valve Having a Barrier to Provide an Enhanced Seal 104 2006
* 2007/0239,266 Reinforced Surgical Conduit for Implantation of a Stented Valve Therein 155 2006
* 2007/0239,273 Riveted Stent Valve For Percutaneous Use 147 2006
* 2007/0239,269 Stented Valve Having Dull Struts 159 2006
* 2007/0244,544 Seal for Enhanced Stented Valve Fixation 95 2006
* 2007/0244,546 Stent Foundation for Placement of a Stented Valve 111 2006
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (13)
7,914,569 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 77 2005
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
* 8,721,708 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 6 2011
* 2012/0083,878 Prosthetic Valve For Transluminal Delivery 1 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
 
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 (26)
8,685,080 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 20 2009
8,414,644 Vascular implant and delivery system 37 2010
8,226,707 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 22 2010
* 2010/0298,931 VASCULAR IMPLANT AND DELIVERY SYSTEM 101 2010
9,408,607 Surgical implant devices and methods for their manufacture and use 0 2010
9,039,756 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
9,005,272 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
9,364,323 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
8,852,261 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 3 2011
* 2011/0224,781 REPOSITIONABLE ENDOLUMINAL SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND ITS APPLICATIONS 10 2011
9,259,314 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
* 2011/0238,166 METHOD FOR DIRECT IMPLANTATION OF A HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS 1 2011
8,652,203 Replacement heart valves, delivery devices and methods 18 2011
9,138,335 Surgical implant devices and methods for their manufacture and use 0 2012
8,911,455 Delivery system for vascular implant 9 2012
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
9,301,860 Articulated commissure valve stents and methods 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
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (60)
8,551,162 Biologically implantable prosthesis 6 2002
8,025,695 Biologically implantable heart valve system 9 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
* 2005/0203,618 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 131 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
7,871,436 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
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
8,500,802 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
8,673,000 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
9,308,346 Devices and methods for crimping and loading a collapsible device into a delivery system 0 2013
9,308,569 Devices and methods for crimping and loading a medical device into a delivery system 0 2013
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
 
CORMOVE (2)
* 7,806,927 Interchangeable prosthetic valve 5 2005
* 2008/0039,934 Interchangeable Prosthetic Valve 44 2005
 
BAYLIS MEDICAL COMPANY INC. (4)
* 2006/0122,693 Stent valve and method of manufacturing same 39 2005
* 2006/0122,692 Stent valve and method of using same 114 2005
* 2006/0122,686 Stent and method of manufacturing same 41 2005
* 2006/0095,115 Stent and method of manufacturing same 57 2005
 
Sorin Biomedica Cardio (1)
* 2008/0262,603 PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE HOLDER 12 2007
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (2)
8,092,521 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 16 2006
* 2007/0100,440 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 175 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
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (12)
8,216,299 Method to retract a body vessel wall with remodelable material 2 2005
* 2005/0222,661 Method to retract a body vessel wall with remodelable material 11 2005
7,637,937 Implantable medical device with optimized shape 6 2005
* 2005/0228,472 Implantable medical device with optimized shape 60 2005
8,197,534 Valve device with inflatable chamber 7 2006
* 2006/0235,512 Valve device with inflatable chamber 18 2006
8,337,545 Woven implantable device 1 2006
8,715,337 Aortic valve stent graft 6 2008
* 2009/0125,098 AORTIC VALVE STENT GRAFT 14 2008
7,846,199 Remodelable prosthetic valve 2 2008
9,017,397 Valve device with inflatable chamber 0 2012
9,066,798 Woven implantable device 0 2012
 
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
 
Barts and The Londhon NHS Trust (1)
* 2011/0166,644 BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 17 2009
 
BARTS AND THE LONDON NHS TRUST (2)
* 2010/0057,181 BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 0 2007
8,784,471 Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus 0 2013
 
ENDOHEART AG (3)
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
* 2014/0107,773 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF HEART VALVES OR ADJACENT TISSUE WITHOUT THE NEED FOR FULL CARDIOPULMONARY SUPPORT 1 2013
 
MITRALTECH LTD. (6)
9,132,009 Guide wires with commissural anchors to advance a prosthetic valve 2 2010
8,870,950 Rotation-based anchoring of an implant 3 2010
8,992,604 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 3 2011
9,017,399 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 3 2011
8,852,272 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 11 2012
9,387,078 Percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 0 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (17)
8,814,931 Staged deployment devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery systems 0 2011
9,039,759 Repositioning of prosthetic heart valve and deployment 2 2011
8,932,343 Blunt ended stent for prosthetic heart valve 3 2011
8,778,019 Staged deployment devices and method for transcatheter heart valve delivery 1 2011
9,011,527 Valve leaflet attachment in collapsible prosthetic valves 4 2011
9,314,163 Tissue sensing device for sutureless valve selection 0 2013
9,186,238 Aortic great vessel protection 0 2013
9,393,109 Commissure attachment feature for prosthetic heart valve 0 2013
9,289,292 Valve cuff support 0 2013
9,241,791 Valve assembly for crimp profile 0 2013
9,060,860 Devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery 1 2013
9,398,951 Self-actuating sealing portions for paravalvular leak protection 0 2013
9,339,274 Paravalvular leak occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves 0 2013
9,326,856 Cuff configurations for prosthetic heart valve 0 2013
9,131,982 Mediguide-enabled renal denervation system for ensuring wall contact and mapping lesion locations 0 2013
D730520 Stent with commissure attachments 0 2013
D730521 Stent with commissure attachments 0 2013
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (30)
* 8,728,154 Prosthetic aortic heart valves 25 2008
* 2010/0204,781 PROSTHETIC AORTIC HEART VALVES 71 2008
8,784,481 Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features 11 2008
8,425,593 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 12 2008
* 2010/0249,923 COLLAPSIBLE/EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES WITH NATIVE CALCIFIED LEAFLET RETENTION FEATURES 47 2008
* 2010/0185,277 COLLAPSIBLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES 55 2008
8,808,356 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 13 2009
* 2011/0098,802 COLLAPSIBLE AND RE-EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE CUFF DESIGNS AND COMPLEMENTARY TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 49 2009
D684692 Forked ends 8 2010
D660967 Surgical stent 21 2010
D660432 Commissure point 21 2010
D660433 Surgical stent assembly 24 2010
D654169 Forked ends 23 2010
D654170 Stent connections 25 2010
D653341 Surgical stent 23 2010
D653342 Stent connections 25 2010
D653343 Surgical cuff 31 2010
D652926 Forked end 27 2010
D652927 Surgical stent 23 2010
D648854 Commissure points 25 2010
8,845,721 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 5 2013
9,289,290 Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features 0 2014
9,351,831 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2014
9,241,794 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 3 2014
9,220,594 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 1 2014
9,351,832 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2015
9,289,296 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2015
9,364,321 Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features 0 2015
9,351,828 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9,345,571 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
 
MICARDIA CORPORATION (15)
7,713,298 Methods for treating cardiac valves with adjustable implants 2 2005
7,510,577 Adjustable cardiac valve implant with ferromagnetic material 14 2005
7,396,364 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material 7 2005
7,377,941 Adjustable cardiac valve implant with selective dimensional adjustment 27 2005
* 2005/0288,777 Thermal conductor for adjustable cardiac valve implant 27 2005
* 2005/0288,783 Methods for treating cardiac valves using magnetic fields 27 2005
* 2005/0288,782 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material 13 2005
* 2006/0015,178 Implants and methods for reshaping heart valves 83 2005
* 2007/0055,368 Slotted annuloplasty ring 9 2006
* 2007/0142,907 Adjustable prosthetic valve implant 87 2006
* 2008/0183,285 ADJUSTABLE CARDIAC VALVE IMPLANT WITH SELECTIVE DIMENSIONAL ADJUSTMENT 3 2008
7,722,668 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material 4 2008
* 2008/0200,981 ADJUSTABLE CARDIAC VALVE IMPLANT WITH COUPLING MECHANISM 1 2008
8,449,604 Adjustable prosthetic valve implant 11 2009
* 2010/0185,274 ADJUSTABLE PROSTHETIC VALVE IMPLANT 6 2009
 
Mitral Tech Ltd. (1)
* 2011/0137,410 FOLDABLE HINGED PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 9 2010
 
REYNOLDS M. DELGADO III (2)
7,833,268 Method and apparatus for implanting an aortic valve prosthesis 0 2006
* 2006/0271,173 Method and apparatus for implanting an aortic valve prosthesis 1 2006
 
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 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
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 13 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (82)
6,945,957 Valve treatment catheter and methods 63 2002
7,416,557 Venous valve apparatus and method 13 2003
8,128,681 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 9 2003
7,854,761 Methods for venous valve replacement with a catheter 0 2003
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
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
8,721,717 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 0 2012
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
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
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
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
7,007,698 Body lumen closure 23 2002
7,081,131 Artificial valve 59 2004
7,682,385 Artificial valve 0 2006
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