Cardiac valve, system, and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7566343
APP PUB NO 20060047338A1
SERIAL NO

10933088

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A cardiac valve with a support frame having a first end member and a second end member opposing the first end member in a substantially fixed distance relationship, and a cover extending over the support frame to allow for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5567

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drasler, William J Minnetonka, US 103 3944
Jenson, Mark L Greenfield, US 144 5347
Lafontaine, Daniel M Plymouth, US 120 8421

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