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, CA18

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bishop, Gordon B Santa Rosa, CA 20 1034
Lashinski, Randall T Santa Rosa, CA 43 2215

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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Middle Park Medical, Inc. (1)
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VYSERA BIOMEDICAL LIMITED (1)
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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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MITRALTECH LTD. (5)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (2)
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HLT, Inc. (4)
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9,180,003 Intravascular cuff 0 2014
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CARDIAQ LLC (2)
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8,951,223 Methods and devices for intra-atrial shunts having adjustable sizes 1 2012
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Percutaneous Cardiovascular Solutions Pty Limited (1)
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CAISSON INTERVENTIONAL, LLC (1)
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MEDNUA LIMITED (1)
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7,534,259 Nonstented heart valves with formed in situ support 74 2005
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