US Patent No: 7,566,343

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Cardiac valve, system, and method

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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, MN4566

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drasler, William J Minnetonka, MN 122 2203
Jenson, Mark L Princeton, MN 120 1231
Lafontaine, Daniel M Plymouth, MN 165 5078

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5,163,953 Toroidal artificial heart valve stent 350 1992
5,332,402 Percutaneously-inserted cardiac valve 451 1992
5,643,208 Balloon device for use in repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 71 1995
5,693,087 Method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 175 1995
5,879,320 Implantable vascular device 45 1996
6,419,695 Cardiac prosthesis for helping improve operation of a heart valve 167 2000
6,602,286 Implantable valve system 65 2000
6,582,464 Biomechanical heart valve prosthesis and method for making same 21 2001
6,716,241 Venous valve and graft combination 81 2002
6,790,230 Vascular implant 208 2002
6,821,297 Artificial heart valve, implantation instrument and method therefor 259 2002
2002/0151,970 Methods and devices for implanting cardiac valves 249 2002
6,761,734 Segmented balloon catheter for stenting bifurcation lesions 92 2002
6,869,444 Low invasive implantable cardiac prosthesis and method for helping improve operation of a heart valve 105 2002
6,997,950 Valve repair device 60 2003
2006/0089,708 Venous bi-valve 39 2003
7,025,780 Valvular prosthesis 104 2003
6,902,576 In situ venous valve device and method of formation 47 2003
6,945,996 Replacement mitral valve 44 2003
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2005/0075,717 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 194 2003
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2004/0102,840 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 101 2003
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6,951,571 Valve implanting device 221 2004
2006/0074,483 Method of treatment and devices for the treatment of left ventricular failure 35 2004
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2005/0267,493 Method and system for tissue repair using dual catheters 95 2005
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2006/0030,882 Transvenous staples, assembly and method for mitral valve repair 68 2005
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2006/0135,967 Method and apparatus for attaching a valve prosthesis 36 2005
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2006/0142,848 Extra-anatomic aortic valve placement 137 2006
2006/0142,847 Method and devices for decreasing elevated pulmonary venous pressure 33 2006
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6,736,846 Replacement semilunar heart valve 204 2002
6,719,788 Replacement atrioventricular heart valve 101 2002
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6,872,226 Method of cutting material for use in implantable medical device 129 2002
2004/0097,979 Aortic valve implantation device 77 2002
2004/0206,363 Methods for reduction of pressure effects of cardiac tricuspid valve regurgitation 90 2003
6,979,350 Methods for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system 114 2003
2004/0015,230 Methods for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system 61 2003
2005/0049,692 Medical device for reduction of pressure effects of cardiac tricuspid valve regurgitation 195 2003
2005/0075,719 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 202 2003
2004/0088,045 Replacement heart valve 170 2003
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2004/0111,096 Delivery system for a stentless valve bioprosthesis 173 2003
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Sadra Medical (3)
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2005/0137,696 Apparatus and methods for protecting against embolization during endovascular heart valve replacement 178 2004
 
Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation (5)
2005/0137,686 Externally expandable heart valve anchor and method 255 2003
2005/0137,688 Repositionable heart valve and method 300 2003
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2006/0100,697 Shape memory annuloplasty ring and holder 47 2004
 
ADIAM LIFE SCIENCE AG (3)
6,780,200 Prosthetic mitral heart valve 43 2003
2004/0102,842 Prosthetic mitral heart valve 42 2003
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5,258,023 Prosthetic heart valve 99 1992
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2005/0090,846 Valvuloplasty devices and methods 137 2004
 
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2004/0019,374 Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 187 2003
7,070,616 Implantable valvular prosthesis 96 2003
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2004/0260,390 Prosthetic valve and method for making same 131 2004
2005/0187,617 Method and apparatus for replacing a mitral valve and an aortic valve with a single homograft 34 2005
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4,291,420 Artificial heart valve 224 1980
 
MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (1)
2005/0159,810 Devices and methods for repairing cardiac valves 97 2004
 
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6,682,559 Prosthetic heart valve 285 2001
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6,805,711 Expandable medical implant and percutaneous delivery 143 2002
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2004/0034,411 Percutaneously delivered heart valve and delivery means thereof 217 2002
6,875,231 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve 201 2002
2004/0049,266 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve 186 2002
6,830,585 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods of implantation 219 2003
6,939,359 Apparatus and methods for valve removal 40 2003
2004/0210,306 Device for reduction of pressure effects of cardiac tricuspid valve regurgitation 99 2003
2004/0117,009 Prosthetic mitral valve 99 2003
7,044,966 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 155 2003
2005/0075,726 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 63 2003
2005/0075,731 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 166 2003
6,911,043 Prosthetic heart value 137 2004
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2004/0138,742 Prosthetic heart valve 167 2004
2004/0138,743 Prosthetic heart value 157 2004
2005/0240,200 Method and system for cardiac valve delivery 176 2004
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UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTRE FREIBURG/ALBERT-LUDWIG UNIVERSITY (2)
6,764,494 Device for removal of an aorta valve at a human heart in course of a minimal surgical operation 55 2001
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (18)
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7,090,695 Method for treatment of mitral insufficiency 68 2002
6,997,951 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 124 2002
7,011,682 Methods and apparatus for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure 126 2003
2004/0133,220 Adjustable transluminal annuloplasty system 163 2003
7,004,176 Heart valve leaflet locator 114 2003
2004/0176,840 Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty with hemodynamic monitoring 123 2004
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CARDIACMD, INC. (3)
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6,451,054 Less-invasive devices and methods for treatment of cardiac valves 80 1999
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6,454,799 Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 345 2000
6,585,766 Cloth-covered stents for tissue heart valves 86 2000
6,719,767 Device and a method for treatment of atrioventricular regurgitation 97 2000
6,723,038 Methods and devices for improving mitral valve function 279 2000
6,964,682 Heart valve holder that resist suture looping 46 2000
6,736,845 Holder for flexible heart valve 123 2001
6,692,512 Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use 231 2001
6,726,716 Self-molding annuloplasty ring 137 2001
6,749,630 Tricuspid ring and template 115 2001
6,723,122 Container and method for storing and delivering minimally-invasive heart valves 58 2001
2003/0050,694 Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves 246 2001
6,764,510 Devices and methods for heart valve treatment 260 2002
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6,767,362 Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 229 2002
6,858,039 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring having a posterior bow 120 2002
6,564,805 Less-invasive devices and methods for treatment of cardiac valves 76 2002
6,805,710 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring for molding left ventricle geometry 141 2002
6,962,605 Minimally-invasive annuloplasty repair segment delivery template and system 66 2003
7,011,669 Device and method for treatment of atrioventricular regurgitation 108 2003
6,802,860 Annuloplasty ring delivery system 90 2003
6,945,997 Heart valves and suture rings therefor 95 2003
6,837,902 Methods of making bioprosthetic heart valves with strain matched leaflets 52 2003
2004/0093,080 Bioactive coatings to prevent tissue overgrowth on artificial heart valves 68 2003
6,966,925 Heart valve holder and method for resisting suture looping 52 2003
2004/0148,018 Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band 102 2003
7,063,722 Method of implanting a self-molding annuloplasty ring 47 2004
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2005/0171,601 Minimally-invasive annuloplasty repair segment delivery system 65 2005
2006/0041,306 Devices and methods for heart valve treatment 86 2005
2006/0036,317 Decives and methods for heart valve treatment 45 2005
2006/0009,842 Contoured heart valve suture rings 74 2005
2006/0100,699 Devices and methods for heart valve treatment 55 2005
2006/0064,118 Device and a method for treatment of atrioventricular regurgitation 69 2005
2006/0064,115 Minimally invasive mitral valve repair method and apparatus 160 2005
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2006/0129,236 Annuloplasty ring for mitral valve prolapse 47 2006
 
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6,949,122 Focused compression mitral valve device and method 136 2001
6,908,478 Anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 131 2001
6,976,995 Fixed length anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 71 2002
6,797,001 Device, assembly and method for mitral valve repair 177 2002
6,824,562 Body lumen device anchor, device and assembly 147 2002
6,793,673 System and method to effect mitral valve annulus of a heart 125 2002
2006/0142,854 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 67 2003
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2005/0137,451 Tissue shaping device with integral connector and crimp 71 2003
2005/0137,685 Reduced length tissue shaping device 73 2003
6,964,683 System and method to effect the mitral valve annulus of a heart 89 2004
2004/0249,452 Focused compression mitral valve device and method 130 2004
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2005/0119,673 Percutaneous mitral valve annuloplasty device delivery method 114 2004
2006/0020,335 System and method to effect the mitral valve annulus of a heart 65 2005
 
SHAKNOVICH, ALEXANDER (1)
7,048,757 Method and devices for decreasing elevated pulmonary venous pressure 33 2003
 
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6,669,725 Annuloplasty ring for regeneration of diseased or damaged heart valve annulus 38 2000
 
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6,402,780 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 185 1999
 
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6,921,811 Bioactive coating composition and methods 112 2001
 
Evalve, Inc. (13)
6,461,366 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 233 2000
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6,770,083 Surgical device for connecting soft tissue 105 2002
2004/0049,207 Fixation device and methods for engaging tissue 128 2003
6,926,715 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 67 2003
2004/0003,819 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 142 2003
2004/0030,382 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 180 2003
2004/0039,442 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 190 2003
2005/0033,446 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 142 2004
2005/0021,056 Leaflet structuring 130 2004
2006/0020,275 Locking mechanisms for fixation devices and methods of engaging tissue 69 2005
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (4)
2004/0186,558 Implantable vascular device 155 2003
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2006/0015,179 Aortic annuloplasty ring 75 2005
 
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2006/0136,052 Cardiovascular valve assembly 54 2005
 
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6,723,123 Prosthetic heart valve 50 2002
 
SPENCE, PAUL A. (1)
6,883,522 Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof 114 2003
 
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6,666,886 Tissue equivalent approach to a tissue-engineered cardiovascular valve 50 2000
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MICARDIA CORPORATION (2)
2005/0288,779 Methods for treating cardiac valves with adjustable implants 38 2005
2006/0015,178 Implants and methods for reshaping heart valves 70 2005
 
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2004/0059,351 Methods and apparatus for atrioventricular valve repair 72 2003
 
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2004/0127,981 Devices, systems, and methods for retaining a native heart valve leaflet 113 2003
2004/0127,982 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus 155 2003
2005/0010,287 Devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve leaflet 172 2003
 
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE (1)
6,840,246 Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures inside of a beating heart 92 2001
 
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH (1)
6,881,199 Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft 66 2001
 
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5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 366 1993
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TOKYO WOMEN'S MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (1)
6,875,230 Mechanical heart valve and production method thereof 54 2002
 
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HLT, INC. (1)
2004/0092,858 Leaflet valve 122 2003
 
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6,117,169 Living hinge attachment of leaflet to a valve body 53 1998
6,666,885 Heart valve leaflet 56 2001
6,755,857 Polymer heart valve with perforated stent and sewing cuff 38 2001
2004/0059,412 Heart valve holder 44 2002
2004/0060,161 Methods of forming a heart valve stent 38 2002
 
THERANOVA, LLC (1)
2006/0069,400 Method and apparatus for anchoring implants 43 2005
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (2)
5,002,567 Prosthetic heart valve 75 1988
5,713,953 Cardiac valve prosthesis particularly for replacement of the aortic valve 277 1996
 
IMPELLA CARDIOTECHNIK AG (1)
2005/0049,696 Device for intravascular cardiac valve surgery 173 2004
 
ABPS Venture One, Ltd. (1)
7,018,408 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 118 2003
 
VERONA, ALESSANDRO (1)
* 5,776,185 Cardiovascular graft 8 1997
 
MEDTENTIA INTERNATIONAL LTD. OY (3)
6,419,696 Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods 247 2000
6,730,121 Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods 69 2002
6,964,684 Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods 47 2004
 
MVRX, INC. (4)
6,893,459 Heart valve annulus device and method of using same 177 2000
2004/0260,393 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus 92 2004
2005/0055,089 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus 146 2004
2005/0228,422 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools 89 2005
 
RadioMed Corporation (1)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 6 2007
 
CARDIAC DIMENSIONS, INC. (11)
2004/0158,321 Method of implanting a mitral valve therapy device 111 2003
2004/0220,654 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 79 2003
2004/0220,657 Tissue shaping device with conformable anchors 120 2003
2005/0027,351 Mitral valve regurgitation treatment device and method 92 2003
2005/0137,449 Tissue shaping device with self-expanding anchors 73 2003
2005/0137,450 Tapered connector for tissue shaping device 76 2003
2004/0193,260 Anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 89 2004
2005/0033,419 Mitral valve therapy device, system and method 81 2004
2005/0261,704 Mitral valve therapy assembly and method 76 2005
2005/0216,077 Fixed length anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 80 2005
2005/0272,969 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 75 2005
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
2005/0240,259 Anchoring barb for attachment to a medical prosthesis 74 2005
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
2004/0199,155 Devices and methods for repair of valves in the human body 43 2004
 
CARDIAC CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2003/0229,395 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring 98 2003
 
TAMKANG UNIVERSITY (1)
6,896,700 Tri-leaflet mechanical heart valve 48 2003
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (4)
2004/0267,357 Cardiac valve modification method and device 112 2004
6,989,027 Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly 236 2004
2004/0260,394 Cardiac valve annulus compressor system 133 2004
2005/0203,605 Radially crush-resistant stent 139 2005
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (2)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 2002
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 2002
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
5,741,333 Self-expanding stent for a medical device to be introduced into a cavity of a body 248 1996
 
MEDICAL CARBON RESEARCH INSTITUTE, L.L.C. (1)
6,951,573 Prosthetic aortic valve 35 2001
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
7,087,064 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 177 2002
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 130 2002
2005/0038,506 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 56 2002
2004/0133,273 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 164 2003
 
HELMUT GULBINS (1)
2005/0143,810 Cardiovascular implant, method and device for its production, and its provision for surgery 38 2004
 
TRICARDIUM, LLC (1)
2006/0111,774 Low noise heart valve prosthesis and method for operation 33 2005
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (1)
6,830,584 Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route 238 2002
 
CATHCO, INC. (1)
5,735,859 Distally attachable and releasable sheath for a stent delivery system 126 1997
 
QUANTUM CORPORATION (1)
2005/0149,014 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 113 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (35)
7,018,407 Valve holder for tricuspid heart valve 44 1981
4,935,030 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 77 1989
5,716,370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 237 1996
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 254 1997
6,139,575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 67 1999
7,022,134 Bifurcated biological pulmonary valved conduit 40 2000
6,918,917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 125 2000
6,926,730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 92 2000
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 256 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 144 2001
6,955,689 Annuloplasty band and method 99 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 169 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 103 2002
6,719,786 Flexible annuloplasty prosthesis and holder 74 2002
6,921,407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 141 2002
6,761,735 Heart valve fixation process and apparatus 42 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 198 2002
7,033,390 Prosthetic heart valve system 50 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 155 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 103 2003
2005/0015,112 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 123 2003
2005/0107,872 Implantable heart valve prosthetic devices having intrinsically conductive polymers 38 2003
2005/0149,181 Bileaflet prosthetic valve and method of manufacture 100 2004
7,066,954 Annuloplasty system 48 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 78 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 91 2004
2005/0228,496 Pharmacological delivery implement for use with cardiac repair devices 38 2004
2005/0131,438 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 155 2004
2005/0055,088 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 139 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 187 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 94 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 112 2004
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2006/0099,326 Method for attachment of biomolecules to medical device surfaces 38 2005
2006/0149,358 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 34 2006
 
EVALVE, NC. (1)
2004/0044,350 Steerable access sheath and methods of use 191 2003
 
SCIENCITY CO., LTD. (1)
2005/0165,478 Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof 36 2005
 
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6,942,694 Tissue annuloplasty band and apparatus and method for fashioning, sizing and implanting the same 106 2001
6,913,608 Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair 212 2001
7,070,618 Mitral shield 78 2001
6,790,231 Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation 166 2002
6,890,353 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 154 2002
6,986,775 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 225 2003
2005/0055,087 Devices and methods for cardiac annulus stabilization and treatment 147 2003
2004/0193,191 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 256 2003
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 149 2004
2004/0243,227 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 163 2004
2005/0065,550 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 137 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 136 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 162 2004
2006/0025,750 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 105 2004
2006/0025,784 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 98 2004
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2005/0216,078 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 98 2005
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
2004/0210,240 Method and repair device for treating mitral valve insufficiency 133 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (2)
6,312,447 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 223 1999
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2004/0186,444 Pressure responsive slit valve assembly for a plurality of fluids and uses thereof 98 2003
2005/0027,261 Pressure actuated valve with improved slit configuration 75 2003
 
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2005/0228,495 Suspended heart valve devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve 196 2005
 
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2005/0137,692 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 217 2004
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2005/0137,697 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 162 2004
2005/0137,698 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 138 2004
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (12)
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 339 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 161 2002
2004/0225,348 Intraluminal support device with graft 40 2004
2004/0254,636 Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member 173 2004
2005/0085,900 Prosthetic valve for implantation in a body vessel 134 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 226 2004
2005/0187,614 Prosthetic valve with spacing member 47 2005
2005/0192,606 Valvulotome with a cutting edge 52 2005
2005/0228,486 Implantable frame with variable compliance 41 2005
2005/0283,178 Delivery system that facilitates visual inspection of an intraluminal medical device 33 2005
2006/0047,297 Placement of multiple intraluminal medical devices within a body vessel 37 2005
2006/0136,044 Medical device with bioactive agent 38 2005
 
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6,958,076 Implantable venous valve 64 2002
2006/0111,773 Prosthetic venous valves 35 2005
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (5)
6,695,878 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 174 2001
6,676,698 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 213 2001
6,974,476 Percutaneous aortic valve 183 2003
2004/0098,098 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 79 2003
7,041,128 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 119 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
7,089,051 Implantable medical device with valve opening detector 33 2001
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
4,872,874 Method and apparatus for transarterial aortic graft insertion and implantation 423 1987
 
CO.DON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,764,508 Method and device for inserting implants into human organs 74 2002
 
QUICKRING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
2004/0236,419 Implantation system for annuloplasty rings 141 2004
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (2)
6,916,338 Synthetic leaflets for heart valve repair or replacement 42 2002
2004/0186,566 Body tissue remodeling methods and apparatus 156 2004
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
2004/0122,448 Cardiac devices and methods for percutaneous repair of atrioventricular valves 99 2003
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
7,052,507 Catheter with balloon 45 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (14)
5,895,419 Coated prosthetic cardiac device 104 1997
5,910,170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 89 1997
6,709,457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 78 1999
6,695,866 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 196 2000
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 184 2000
6,730,122 Prosthetic heart valve with increased lumen 38 2000
6,953,332 Mandrel for use in forming valved prostheses having polymer leaflets by dip coating 72 2000
6,936,067 Prosthetic heart valve with slit stent 93 2001
6,881,224 Fatigue test for prosthetic stent 42 2001
6,719,790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 64 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 72 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 80 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 82 2003
2004/0167,539 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 118 2004
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (1)
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 178 2003
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (2)
6,726,715 Fiber-reinforced heart valve prosthesis 66 2001
2004/0044,403 Tissue-engineered vascular structures 52 2003
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (2)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 222 2002
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 203 2004
 
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA (1)
2005/0244,460 Biodegradable crosslinking strategies using triglycidyl amine (TGA) 35 2005
 
COREVALVE S.A. (3)
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 301 2003
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 335 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 234 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 105 1998
6,719,784 Counter rotational layering of ePTFE to improve mechanical properties of a prosthesis 44 2001
 
TRADINCO AB (1)
2004/0162,610 Mitral and tricuspid vlave repair 99 2004
 
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5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 425 1994
2005/0273,160 Pulmonary vein valve implant 87 2005
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2006/0025,855 Translumenally implantable heart valve with multiple chamber formed in place support 136 2005
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COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (5)
8,308,797 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 2 2004
8,109,995 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 2 2008
8,361,144 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods associated therewith 1 2011
8,790,398 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 0 2013
8,900,294 Method of controlled release of a percutaneous replacement heart valve 0 2014
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
* 7,846,199 Remodelable prosthetic valve 2 2008
 
ENDOVALVE, INC. (1)
* 8,070,802 Mitral valve system 4 2008
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
8,821,569 Multiple component prosthetic heart valve assemblies and methods for delivering them 0 2007
* 2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 44 2007
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