US Patent No: 7,267,686

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Implantable prosthetic valve

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A prosthetic valve for implantation within a fluid conducting lumen within a body includes an elongate generally cylindrical radially collapsible valve body scaffold defining a fluid passageway therethrough for retentive positioning within the lumen. A radially collapsible leaf valve member is supported by the scaffold includes a number of valve leafs deflectable between a closed position restricting fluid flow through the passageway and an open position permitting fluid flow through the passageway. The leaf valve member includes an interior leaf valve frame defining a valve leaf aperture which is sealed by a fluid impermeable non-thrombogenic lining to prevent fluid flow therethrough.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4606

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DiMatteo, Kristian Watertown, MA 98 2568
Marshall, Peter Newburyport, MA 17 927

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2004/0117,009 Prosthetic mitral valve 99 2003
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UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTRE FREIBURG/ALBERT-LUDWIG UNIVERSITY (2)
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THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (3)
5,855,601 Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same 753 1996
2004/0002,719 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 95 2002
2005/0004,583 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 76 2004
 
CORLIFE GBR (1)
2004/0024,447 Individual venous valve prosthesis 47 2003
 
SMITHS GROUP PLC (1)
2004/0082,923 Valves 60 2003
 
VALFIX (1)
2005/0240,202 Devices and methods of repairing cardiac valves 40 2004
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
2006/0111,660 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 34 2005
 
LABORATOIRE PEROUSE IMPLANT (1)
5,800,506 Device for treating a blood vessel 35 1995
 
PFM MEDICAL AG (1)
2005/0060,029 Implantable device as organ valve replacement 180 2004
 
Medical Innovation AB (1)
5,141,491 Device for cutting venous valves 53 1990
 
DAIDALOS SOLUTIONS B.V. (1)
6,790,229 Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue 276 2002
 
JCL Technic AB (1)
6,890,352 Vessel valve 34 2000
 
SORIN GROUP USA, INC. (1)
6,716,244 Sewing cuff assembly for heart valves 71 2000
 
COOK BIOTECH INCORPORATED (1)
2004/0210,301 Implantable vascular device 126 2003
 
Sulzer Carbomedics Inc. (5)
5,123,919 Combined prosthetic aortic heart valve and vascular graft 186 1991
6,666,885 Heart valve leaflet 57 2001
6,755,857 Polymer heart valve with perforated stent and sewing cuff 38 2001
2004/0059,412 Heart valve holder 44 2002
2004/0060,161 Methods of forming a heart valve stent 38 2002
 
THERANOVA, LLC (1)
2006/0069,400 Method and apparatus for anchoring implants 43 2005
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (2)
5,002,567 Prosthetic heart valve 75 1988
5,713,953 Cardiac valve prosthesis particularly for replacement of the aortic valve 281 1996
 
ABPS Venture One, Ltd. (1)
2006/0167,543 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 141 2006
 
IMPELLA CARDIOTECHNIK AG (1)
2005/0049,696 Device for intravascular cardiac valve surgery 175 2004
 
MEDTENTIA INTERNATIONAL LTD. OY (3)
6,419,696 Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods 252 2000
6,730,121 Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods 70 2002
6,964,684 Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods 48 2004
 
MVRx, INC. (4)
6,893,459 Heart valve annulus device and method of using same 180 2000
2004/0260,393 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus 95 2004
2005/0055,089 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus 155 2004
2005/0228,422 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools 89 2005
 
RadioMed Corporation (1)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 6 2007
 
CARDIAC DIMENSIONS, INC. (11)
2004/0158,321 Method of implanting a mitral valve therapy device 116 2003
2004/0220,654 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 80 2003
2004/0220,657 Tissue shaping device with conformable anchors 120 2003
2005/0027,351 Mitral valve regurgitation treatment device and method 92 2003
2005/0137,449 Tissue shaping device with self-expanding anchors 73 2003
2005/0137,450 Tapered connector for tissue shaping device 76 2003
2004/0193,260 Anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 90 2004
2005/0033,419 Mitral valve therapy device, system and method 81 2004
2005/0261,704 Mitral valve therapy assembly and method 76 2005
2005/0216,077 Fixed length anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 80 2005
2005/0272,969 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 75 2005
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
2005/0240,259 Anchoring barb for attachment to a medical prosthesis 76 2005
 
Starion Instruments Corporation (1)
2004/0199,155 Devices and methods for repair of valves in the human body 43 2004
 
CARDIAC CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2003/0229,395 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring 102 2003
 
TAMKANG UNIVERSITY (1)
6,896,700 Tri-leaflet mechanical heart valve 49 2003
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (5)
5,957,949 Percutaneous placement valve stent 589 1997
2004/0267,357 Cardiac valve modification method and device 113 2004
6,989,027 Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly 239 2004
2004/0260,394 Cardiac valve annulus compressor system 136 2004
2005/0203,605 Radially crush-resistant stent 140 2005
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (2)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
5,741,333 Self-expanding stent for a medical device to be introduced into a cavity of a body 258 1996
 
MEDICAL CARBON RESEARCH INSTITUTE, L.L.C. (1)
6,951,573 Prosthetic aortic valve 35 2001
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD., A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF PALMAZ SCIENTIFIC, INC. (2)
7,018,408 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 120 2003
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 180 2003
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
7,087,064 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 187 2002
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 133 2002
2005/0038,506 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 56 2002
2004/0133,273 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 167 2003
 
HELMUT GULBINS (1)
2005/0143,810 Cardiovascular implant, method and device for its production, and its provision for surgery 38 2004
 
Vascular Concepts Holdings Limited (1)
5,855,597 Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery 419 1997
 
TRICARDIUM, LLC (1)
2006/0111,774 Low noise heart valve prosthesis and method for operation 33 2005
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (1)
6,126,686 Artificial vascular valves 232 1999
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (1)
6,830,584 Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route 248 2002
 
Cathco, Inc. (1)
5,735,859 Distally attachable and releasable sheath for a stent delivery system 132 1997
 
QUANTUM CORPORATION (1)
2005/0149,014 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 116 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (35)
7,018,407 Valve holder for tricuspid heart valve 46 1981
4,935,030 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 77 1989
5,716,370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 242 1996
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 261 1997
6,139,575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 67 1999
7,022,134 Bifurcated biological pulmonary valved conduit 40 2000
6,918,917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 127 2000
6,926,730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 93 2000
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 261 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 146 2001
6,955,689 Annuloplasty band and method 100 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 173 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 104 2002
6,719,786 Flexible annuloplasty prosthesis and holder 75 2002
6,921,407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 143 2002
6,761,735 Heart valve fixation process and apparatus 42 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 202 2002
7,033,390 Prosthetic heart valve system 51 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 157 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 105 2003
2005/0015,112 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 126 2003
2005/0107,872 Implantable heart valve prosthetic devices having intrinsically conductive polymers 38 2003
2005/0149,181 Bileaflet prosthetic valve and method of manufacture 101 2004
7,066,954 Annuloplasty system 49 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 79 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 91 2004
2005/0228,496 Pharmacological delivery implement for use with cardiac repair devices 39 2004
2005/0131,438 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 157 2004
2005/0055,088 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 140 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 190 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 95 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 115 2004
2005/0261,759 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 173 2005
2006/0099,326 Method for attachment of biomolecules to medical device surfaces 39 2005
2006/0149,358 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 34 2006
 
EVALVE, NC. (1)
2004/0044,350 Steerable access sheath and methods of use 194 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
5,759,830 Three-dimensional fibrous scaffold containing attached cells for producing vascularized tissue in vivo 106 1994
 
SCIENCITY CO., LTD. (1)
2005/0165,478 Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof 37 2005
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
2004/0210,240 Method and repair device for treating mitral valve insufficiency 135 2003
 
Guided Delivery Systems Inc. (18)
6,942,694 Tissue annuloplasty band and apparatus and method for fashioning, sizing and implanting the same 109 2001
6,913,608 Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair 228 2001
7,070,618 Mitral shield 78 2001
6,790,231 Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation 169 2002
6,890,353 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 159 2002
6,986,775 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 238 2003
2005/0055,087 Devices and methods for cardiac annulus stabilization and treatment 154 2003
2004/0193,191 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 265 2003
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 157 2004
2004/0243,227 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 171 2004
2005/0065,550 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 139 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 141 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 168 2004
2006/0025,750 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 106 2004
2006/0025,784 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 102 2004
2006/0058,817 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 102 2004
2005/0216,078 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 99 2005
2006/0025,787 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 129 2005
 
NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. (2)
2004/0186,444 Pressure responsive slit valve assembly for a plurality of fluids and uses thereof 102 2003
2005/0027,261 Pressure actuated valve with improved slit configuration 76 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (2)
6,312,447 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 225 1999
6,875,224 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 102 2001
 
PULMONX (1)
5,954,766 Body fluid flow control device 243 1997
 
AM DISCOVERY, INC. (1)
2005/0228,495 Suspended heart valve devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve 200 2005
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (12)
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 344 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 161 2002
2004/0225,348 Intraluminal support device with graft 40 2004
2004/0254,636 Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member 175 2004
2005/0085,900 Prosthetic valve for implantation in a body vessel 136 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 233 2004
2005/0187,614 Prosthetic valve with spacing member 48 2005
2005/0192,606 Valvulotome with a cutting edge 53 2005
2005/0228,486 Implantable frame with variable compliance 41 2005
2005/0283,178 Delivery system that facilitates visual inspection of an intraluminal medical device 33 2005
2006/0047,297 Placement of multiple intraluminal medical devices within a body vessel 37 2005
2006/0136,044 Medical device with bioactive agent 38 2005
 
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6,958,076 Implantable venous valve 65 2002
2006/0111,773 Prosthetic venous valves 35 2005
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (5)
6,695,878 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 175 2001
6,676,698 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 216 2001
6,974,476 Percutaneous aortic valve 189 2003
2004/0098,098 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 79 2003
7,041,128 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 120 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
7,089,051 Implantable medical device with valve opening detector 33 2001
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
4,872,874 Method and apparatus for transarterial aortic graft insertion and implantation 426 1987
 
QUICKRING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
2004/0236,419 Implantation system for annuloplasty rings 149 2004
 
CO.DON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,764,508 Method and device for inserting implants into human organs 75 2002
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (2)
6,916,338 Synthetic leaflets for heart valve repair or replacement 44 2002
2004/0186,566 Body tissue remodeling methods and apparatus 170 2004
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
2004/0122,448 Cardiac devices and methods for percutaneous repair of atrioventricular valves 100 2003
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
7,052,507 Catheter with balloon 45 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (14)
5,895,419 Coated prosthetic cardiac device 104 1997
5,910,170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 89 1997
6,709,457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 79 1999
6,695,866 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 197 2000
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 188 2000
6,730,122 Prosthetic heart valve with increased lumen 38 2000
6,953,332 Mandrel for use in forming valved prostheses having polymer leaflets by dip coating 72 2000
6,936,067 Prosthetic heart valve with slit stent 96 2001
6,881,224 Fatigue test for prosthetic stent 42 2001
6,719,790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 65 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 72 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 81 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 82 2003
2004/0167,539 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 118 2004
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (2)
6,726,715 Fiber-reinforced heart valve prosthesis 69 2001
2004/0044,403 Tissue-engineered vascular structures 52 2003
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (2)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 226 2002
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 206 2004
 
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA (1)
2005/0244,460 Biodegradable crosslinking strategies using triglycidyl amine (TGA) 35 2005
 
COREVALVE S.A. (3)
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 310 2003
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 339 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 237 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
6,719,784 Counter rotational layering of ePTFE to improve mechanical properties of a prosthesis 44 2001
 
TRADINCO AB (1)
2004/0162,610 Mitral and tricuspid vlave repair 101 2004
 
Direct Flow Medical, Inc. (5)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 434 1994
2005/0273,160 Pulmonary vein valve implant 87 2005
2006/0020,327 Nonstented heart valves with formed in situ support 67 2005
2006/0025,854 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 70 2005
2006/0025,855 Translumenally implantable heart valve with multiple chamber formed in place support 137 2005
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OrbusNeich Medical, Inc. (1)
8,088,060 Progenitor endothelial cell capturing with a drug eluting implantable medical device 2 2006
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 9,017,396 Prosthetic valves for medical application 0 2004
9,078,749 Truncated cone heart valve stent 0 2014
 
Laboratoires Perouse (2)
* 7,806,927 Interchangeable prosthetic valve 2 2005
* 7,648,528 valve prosthesis 0 2005
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
* 8,702,785 Migration resistant prosthetic stent graft for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm 0 2005
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (7)
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 0 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
D730520 Stent with commissure attachments 0 2013
D730521 Stent with commissure attachments 0 2013
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (16)
8,784,481 Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features 0 2008
8,425,593 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2008
8,808,356 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2009
D684692 Forked ends 2 2010
D660967 Surgical stent 3 2010
D660432 Commissure point 3 2010
D660433 Surgical stent assembly 6 2010
D654169 Forked ends 5 2010
D654170 Stent connections 7 2010
D653341 Surgical stent 5 2010
D653342 Stent connections 7 2010
D653343 Surgical cuff 13 2010
D652926 Forked end 8 2010
D652927 Surgical stent 5 2010
D648854 Commissure points 7 2010
8,845,721 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
* 7,780,726 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 52 2007
8,834,564 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 2010
8,652,204 Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods 3 2010
 
Thubrikar Aortic Valve, Inc. (2)
* 8,992,599 Valve component, frame component and prosthetic valve device including the same for implantation in a body lumen 0 2011
* 2013/0204,359 VALVE COMPONENT, FRAME COMPONENT AND PROSTHETIC VALVE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME FOR IMPLANTATION IN A BODY LUMEN 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC-COREVALVE INC. (1)
D732666 Heart valve prosthesis 0 2011
 
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH (1)
* RE45130 Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses 0 2008
 
HOCOR CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
8,663,318 Method and apparatus for percutaneous aortic valve replacement 0 2007
8,663,319 Methods and apparatus for percutaneous aortic valve replacement 1 2008
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 6 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (23)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 2 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 4 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 12 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 11 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 2 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 9 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 3 2005
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 0 2007
* 7,604,662 Endoprostheses containing boride intermetallic phases 1 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 9 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 11 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 2 2008
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 0 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 15 2009
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 4 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 2 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 0 2011
9,028,542 Venous valve, system, and method 0 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 3 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 2 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 3 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2011
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (10)
8,876,894 Leaflet-sensitive valve fixation member 0 2007
8,876,895 Valve fixation member having engagement arms 0 2007
8,414,643 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 8 2007
8,348,995 Axial-force fixation member for valve 5 2007
8,348,996 Valve prosthesis implantation techniques 8 2007
8,052,750 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 16 2007
8,313,525 Valve suturing and implantation procedures 2 2008
8,771,346 Valve prosthetic fixation techniques using sandwiching 3 2011
8,771,345 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 3 2011
8,747,460 Methods for implanting a valve prothesis 3 2011
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
* 8,303,647 Medical valve leaflet structures with peripheral region receptive to tissue ingrowth 0 2006
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