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, MN5077

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drasler, William J Minnetonka, US 99 3394
Jenson, Mark L Greenfield, US 107 2673
Lafontaine, Daniel M Plymouth, US 118 7332

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IMPELLA CARDIOTECHNIK AG (1)
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Verona; Alessandro (1)
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2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 87 2002
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6726715 Fiber-reinforced heart valve prosthesis 86 2001
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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