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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Patent Owner(s)

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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 31 608
Lashinski, Randall T Santa Rosa, CA 59 1270

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (21)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (9)
8,377,118 Unstented heart valve with formed in place support structure 0 2005
8,012,201 Translumenally implantable heart valve with multiple chamber formed in place support 4 2005
7,534,259 Nonstented heart valves with formed in situ support 13 2005
8,568,477 Stentless aortic valve replacement with high radial strength 0 2006
8,308,796 Method of in situ formation of translumenally deployable heart valve support 0 2007
8,133,213 Catheter guidance through a calcified aortic valve 2 2007
7,935,144 Profile reduction of valve implant 2 2007
7,658,762 Nonstented temporary valve for cardiovascular therapy 5 2008
8,556,881 Catheter guidance through a calcified aortic valve 0 2012
 
DC DEVICES, INC. (3)
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8,745,845 Methods for mounting a prosthesis onto a delivery device 0 2010
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (3)
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MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (2)
8,002,826 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 6 2009
8,628,570 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 0 2011
 
NITINOL DEVICES AND COMPONENTS, INC. (2)
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HLT, INC. (1)
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MITRALTECH LTD. (1)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
7,914,578 Method and apparatus for expanding tissue 3 2005
8,518,111 Method and apparatus for expanding tissue 0 2011

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