US Patent No: 7,445,630

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Method of in situ formation of translumenally deployable heart valve support

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A method of implanting a prosthetic valve within the heart comprises translumenally advancing a prosthetic valve comprising an inflatable structure to a position proximate a native valve of the heart. A first chamber of the inflatable structure is inflated and then, independently, a second chamber of the inflatable structure is inflated.

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DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA15

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bishop, Gordon B Santa Rosa, CA 31 703
Lashinski, Randall T Santa Rosa, CA 62 1515

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NITINOL DEVICES AND COMPONENTS, INC. (2)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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MITRALTECH LTD. (4)
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