US Patent No: 7,618,447

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Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics

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An expandable venous valve having a support structure that configured to enlarge the area adjacent to the valve structure such that the flow patterns of retrograde flow are modified in a way that facilitates the flushing of the pockets at the base of the valve area to prevent stagnation of bodily fluid, which in the venous system, can lead to thrombus formation. The enlarged pocket areas can be created by forming an artificial sinus adjacent the valve structure in an unsupported section of vessel wall between two support frame section or the support frame can comprise an expanded-diameter intermediate or proximal section that forms an artificial sinus adjacent the valve structure. In another group of embodiments, the attachment pathway between opposing leaflets and the support frame and/or vessel wall comprises a proximal portion that places the leaflets in extended contact with one another and a distal portion forms a large angle with respect to the adjacent walls such that a large pocket is created at the base of the leaflets. In one embodiment, the attachment pathway extends distally along a pair of substantially parallel longitudinal attachment struts to create an extended leaflet contact area, then angles circumferentially and distally from the former along distal attachment struts to define the bottom edge of the leaflets.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLCBLOOMINGTON, IN1189

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Case, Brian C Bloomington, IN 178 2899
Flagle, Jacob A Indianapolis, IN 117 2521
Garrison, Michael L Indianapolis, IN 43 1097
Hoffa, Andrew K Bloomington, IN 68 1401
Schaeffer, Darin G Bloomington, IN 112 1743

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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* 2005/0059,923 Fenestration with intrinsic means of selective closure incorporated to a tubular body and used in interventional cardiovascular procedures 20 2003
 
3F THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
* 7,351,256 Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 50 2003
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WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
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OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,452,371 Implantable vascular device 60 2001
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
* 7,377,938 Prosthetic cardiac value and method for making same 58 2004
 
MEDTRONIC 3F THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
* 7,044,966 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 147 2003
* 7,101,396 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 126 2003
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,709,707 Self-centering umbrella-type septal closure device 264 1996
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
* 5,733,325 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system 306 1996
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (2)
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* 5,840,081 System and method for implanting cardiac valves 519 1997
 
Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surface, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Palmaz Scientific, Inc. (1)
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SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (1)
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PRODESCO, INC. (1)
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
* 5,907,893 Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents 341 1997
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (1)
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SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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* 7,445,631 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 63 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 7,354,455 Medical stent with a valve and related methods of manufacturing 19 2004
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
* 7,128,759 Implantable medical device with constrained expansion 57 2004
* 7,544,207 Medical device with bioactive agent 13 2005
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (3)
* 5,879,382 Endovascular support device and method 70 1997
* 5,957,949 Percutaneous placement valve stent 561 1997
* 7,524,331 Catheter delivered valve having a barrier to provide an enhanced seal 16 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 44 2001
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
8,524,132 Method of fabricating an intraluminal scaffold with an enlarged portion 0 2011
 
MVRX, INC. (1)
* 2011/0319,990 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR SUPPLEMENTING, REPAIRING OR REPLACING A NATIVE HEART VALVE LEAFLET 3 2011
 
DEEP VEIN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2012/0101,568 DEVICE FOR REGULATING BLOOD 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC-COREVALVE INC. (2)
* 8,226,710 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 19 2011
* 2012/0259,409 Heart Valve Prosthesis and Methods of Manufacture and Use 0 2012
 
LEMAN CARDIOVASCULAR SA (3)
7,854,763 Intraparietal aortic valve reinforcement device and reinforced aortic valve 1 2004
7,927,369 Intraparietal reinforcing device for biological cardiac prosthesis and reinforced biological heart valve prosthesis 0 2005
* 7,815,677 Reinforcement device for a biological valve and reinforced biological valve 0 2007
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
* 2011/0196,414 MULTIMODE OCCLUSION AND STENOSIS TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE 3 2011
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (2)
8,388,679 Single continuous piece prosthetic tubular aortic conduit and method for manufacturing the same 0 2010
8,696,741 Woven prosthesis and method for manufacturing the same 0 2010
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
* 8,597,349 Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with non-expanding stent posts and retrieval features 1 2008
* 2010/0249,911 COLLAPSIBLE/EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES WITH NON-EXPANDING STENT POSTS AND RETRIEVAL FEATURES 22 2008
8,882,831 Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with non-expanding stent posts and retrieval features 0 2013
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
* 8,403,979 Monocuspid prosthetic valve having a partial sinus 0 2008
* 7,846,199 Remodelable prosthetic valve 2 2008
* 7,854,759 Prosthetic flow modifying device 6 2008
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (10)
8,109,996 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 5 2005
* 7,857,845 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 19 2006
8,539,662 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 2 2008
8,535,373 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 2 2008
8,512,397 Prosthetic vascular conduit 1 2009
8,840,661 Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis 0 2009
8,834,563 Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages 0 2009
8,540,768 Cardiac valve prosthesis 2 2011
8,685,084 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 0 2012
8,920,492 Cardiac valve prosthesis 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
* 7,972,378 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 6 2009
8,673,000 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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