US Patent No: 7,569,071

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Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket

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Abstract

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A venous valve with a frame and valve leaflets that provide a sinus pocket. The venous valve provides for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4950

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Haverkost, Patrick A Brooklyn Center, MN 45 799
Hill, Jason P Brooklyn Park, MN 79 276
Shoemaker, Susan M Elk River, MN 38 712

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