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, CA18

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bash, Assaf Givat Ada, IL 25 2455
Benichu, Netanel Nir Etzion, IL 6 1526
Spenser, Benjamin Caesarea, IL 51 3147
Zakai, Avraham Zichron Yaacov, IL 18 1296

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9,168,105 Device for surgical interventions 0 2009
8,840,661 Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis 0 2009
8,403,982 Device for the in situ delivery of heart valves 1 2009
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* 2010/0292,784 DEVICE FOR THE IN SITU DELIVERY OF HEART VALVES 14 2009
8,834,563 Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages 3 2009
8,715,207 Universal valve annulus sizing device 0 2010
* 2010/0249,661 Universal Valve Annulus Sizing Device 8 2010
9,248,017 Support device for valve prostheses and corresponding kit 0 2011
8,640,521 Expandable prosthetic valve crimping device 0 2011
9,056,008 Instrument and method for in situ development of cardiac valve prostheses 0 2011
8,540,768 Cardiac valve prosthesis 3 2011
9,161,836 Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses 0 2012
8,685,084 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 1 2012
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (2)
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8,430,925 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 2 2005
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8,021,161 Simulated heart valve root for training and testing 0 2006
8,500,798 Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valve 3 2006
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7,530,253 Prosthetic valve crimping device 10 2006
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8,142,497 Sutureless heart valve attachment 9 2009
7,993,394 Low profile transcatheter heart valve 25 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 6 2009
8,591,567 Apparatus and method for in situ expansion of prosthetic device 0 2009
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8,308,798 Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve and methods 25 2009
9,248,016 Prosthetic heart valve system 0 2010
8,236,049 Multipiece prosthetic mitral valve and method 26 2010
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8,475,522 Transapical delivery system for heart valves 2 2010
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8,382,826 Method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve 0 2010
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8,641,757 Systems for rapidly deploying surgical heart valves 1 2011
8,454,685 Low profile transcatheter heart valve 5 2011
8,460,366 Transcatheter heart valve with micro-anchors 4 2011
8,845,720 Prosthetic heart valve frame with flexible commissures 0 2011
8,568,475 Spiraled commissure attachment for prosthetic valve 5 2011
9,226,824 Surgical stabilizer and closure system 0 2011
9,155,619 Prosthetic heart valve delivery apparatus 0 2012
9,055,937 Apical puncture access and closure system 0 2012
8,968,395 Prosthetic insert for treating a mitral valve 4 2012
8,840,664 Heart valve prosthesis anchoring device and methods 0 2012
8,795,357 Perivalvular sealing for transcatheter heart valve 2 2012
9,119,716 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
8,696,742 Unitary quick-connect prosthetic heart valve deployment methods 5 2012
9,005,278 Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve 0 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 1 2012
9,005,277 Unitary quick-connect prosthetic heart valve deployment system 0 2012
8,709,077 Methods of implanting minimally-invasive prosthetic 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 1 2013
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8,911,493 Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valves 0 2013
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9,114,008 Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method for making the same 0 2014
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8,157,853 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 9 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 5 2009
7,972,378 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 13 2009
8,430,927 Multiple orifice implantable heart valve and methods of implantation 1 2009
7,951,197 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 2 2009
8,696,743 Tissue attachment devices and methods for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
8,312,825 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 0 2009
8,603,161 Attachment device and methods of using the same 1 2009
8,998,981 Prosthetic heart valve having identifiers for aiding in radiographic positioning 0 2009
8,506,620 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 0 2009
9,226,826 Transcatheter valve structure and methods for valve delivery 0 2010
8,834,564 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 2010
8,951,280 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 0 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 5 2010
8,500,802 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 0 2011
8,349,003 Suture locking assembly and method of use 0 2011
8,673,000 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 1 2011
8,460,373 Method for implanting a heart valve within an annulus of a patient 0 2011
8,613,765 Prosthetic heart valve systems 1 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 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 1 2012
8,511,244 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
8,961,593 Prosthetic heart valve systems 0 2013
 
CORMOVE (1)
* 7,806,927 Interchangeable prosthetic valve 3 2005
 
BAYLIS MEDICAL COMPANY INC. (4)
* 2006/0122,693 Stent valve and method of manufacturing same 35 2005
* 2006/0122,692 Stent valve and method of using same 93 2005
* 2006/0122,686 Stent and method of manufacturing same 38 2005
* 2006/0095,115 Stent and method of manufacturing same 44 2005
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (1)
8,092,521 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 12 2006
 
SYNTHEON CARDIOLOGY, LLC (1)
9,138,335 Surgical implant devices and methods for their manufacture and use 0 2012
 
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 (11)
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 10 2005
7,637,937 Implantable medical device with optimized shape 5 2005
* 2005/0228,472 Implantable medical device with optimized shape 47 2005
8,197,534 Valve device with inflatable chamber 6 2006
* 2006/0235,512 Valve device with inflatable chamber 16 2006
8,337,545 Woven implantable device 1 2006
8,715,337 Aortic valve stent graft 0 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 LLC (1)
7,208,000 Surgical cutting device 4 2004
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 0 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 4 2014
 
Barts and The Londhon NHS Trust (1)
* 2011/0166,644 BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 9 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 5 2004
* 2006/0074,484 Methods and devices for repair or replacement of heart valves or adjacent tissue without the need for full cardiopulmonary support 197 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. (5)
9,132,009 Guide wires with commissural anchors to advance a prosthetic valve 0 2010
8,870,950 Rotation-based anchoring of an implant 1 2010
8,992,604 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 1 2011
9,017,399 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 0 2011
8,852,272 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 5 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (10)
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 0 2011
8,932,343 Blunt ended stent for prosthetic heart valve 1 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 0 2011
9,186,238 Aortic great vessel protection 0 2013
9,060,860 Devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery 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. (21)
* 8,728,154 Prosthetic aortic heart valves 5 2008
* 2010/0204,781 PROSTHETIC AORTIC HEART VALVES 49 2008
8,784,481 Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features 1 2008
8,425,593 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 1 2008
* 2010/0249,923 COLLAPSIBLE/EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES WITH NATIVE CALCIFIED LEAFLET RETENTION FEATURES 28 2008
* 2010/0185,277 COLLAPSIBLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES 37 2008
8,808,356 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 2 2009
D684692 Forked ends 3 2010
D660967 Surgical stent 6 2010
D660432 Commissure point 6 2010
D660433 Surgical stent assembly 9 2010
D654169 Forked ends 8 2010
D654170 Stent connections 10 2010
D653341 Surgical stent 8 2010
D653342 Stent connections 10 2010
D653343 Surgical cuff 16 2010
D652926 Forked end 11 2010
D652927 Surgical stent 8 2010
D648854 Commissure points 10 2010
8,845,721 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 1 2013
9,241,794 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2014
 
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 11 2005
7,396,364 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material 7 2005
7,377,941 Adjustable cardiac valve implant with selective dimensional adjustment 23 2005
* 2005/0288,777 Thermal conductor for adjustable cardiac valve implant 25 2005
* 2005/0288,783 Methods for treating cardiac valves using magnetic fields 25 2005
* 2005/0288,782 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material 11 2005
* 2006/0015,178 Implants and methods for reshaping heart valves 74 2005
* 2007/0055,368 Slotted annuloplasty ring 9 2006
* 2007/0142,907 Adjustable prosthetic valve implant 69 2006
* 2008/0183,285 ADJUSTABLE CARDIAC VALVE IMPLANT WITH SELECTIVE DIMENSIONAL ADJUSTMENT 1 2008
7,722,668 Cardiac valve implant with energy absorbing material 3 2008
* 2008/0200,981 ADJUSTABLE CARDIAC VALVE IMPLANT WITH COUPLING MECHANISM 1 2008
8,449,604 Adjustable prosthetic valve implant 1 2009
* 2010/0185,274 ADJUSTABLE PROSTHETIC VALVE IMPLANT 4 2009
 
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
 
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH (23)
7,704,222 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 15 2004
8,679,174 Catheter for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves 0 2006
7,896,913 Anchoring system for implantable heart valve prostheses 6 2006
8,062,355 Self-expandable medical instrument for treating defects in a patient's heart 16 2006
7,896,915 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency 31 2007
9,138,315 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency or stenosis 0 2007
9,044,318 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis 0 2008
7,736,327 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 15 2008
RE45130 Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses 0 2008
9,168,130 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient 0 2008
8,317,858 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient 15 2009
7,914,575 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency 22 2009
8,398,704 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient 14 2010
8,216,174 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 6 2010
8,468,667 Device for compressing a stent 5 2010
8,685,085 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency 2 2011
8,465,540 Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis 5 2011
8,551,160 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 4 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
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 0 2013
RE45790 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 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 186 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 136 2002
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 96 2002
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 3 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (70)
6,945,957 Valve treatment catheter and methods 59 2002
7,416,557 Venous valve apparatus and method 11 2003
8,128,681 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 2 2003
7,854,761 Methods for venous valve replacement with a catheter 0 2003
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 4 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 7 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 16 2003
7,381,219 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 95 2003
7,780,725 Everting heart valve 43 2004
* 7,445,631 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 72 2004
7,329,279 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 109 2004
7,566,343 Cardiac valve, system, and method 11 2004
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 18 2004
7,748,389 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 67 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 17 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 21 2004
7,267,686 Implantable prosthetic valve 80 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 43 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 4 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 13 2005
7,569,071 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 28 2005
8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 9 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 5 2005
7,799,038 Translumenal apparatus, system, and method 6 2006
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 22 2006
7,712,606 Two-part package for medical implant 37 2006
7,776,053 Implantable valve system 0 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 9 2007
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 2 2007
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 13 2008
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 11 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 18 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 15 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 5 2008
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 0 2009
8,002,824 Cardiac valve, system, and method 0 2009
7,951,189 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 1 2009
8,951,299 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 19 2009
8,512,399 Valve apparatus, system and method 2 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 6 2010
8,137,394 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2011
8,460,365 Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket 0 2011
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 6 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 4 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 1 2011
8,470,023 Percutaneous valve, system, and method 11 2011
8,932,349 Cardiac valve, system, and method 0 2011
9,028,542 Venous valve, system, and method 0 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 4 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 3 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 4 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2011
8,721,717 Venous valve apparatus, system, and method 0 2012
8,414,641 Valve with delayed leaflet deployment 0 2012
8,672,997 Valve with sinus 0 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 1 2012
9,131,926 Direct connect flush system 0 2012
8,940,014 Bond between components of a medical device 0 2012
8,951,243 Medical device handle 0 2012
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
7,007,698 Body lumen closure 21 2002
7,081,131 Artificial valve 55 2004
7,682,385 Artificial valve 0 2006
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