US Patent No: 7,736,327

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Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel

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Disclosed is a conduit that provides a bypass around an occlusion or stenosis in a coronary artery. The conduit is a tube adapted to be positioned in the heart wall to provide a passage for blood to flow between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, at a site distal to the occlusion or stenosis. The conduit has a section of blood vessel attached to its interior lumen which preferably includes at least one naturally occurring one-way valve positioned therein. The valve prevents the backflow of blood from the coronary artery into the heart chamber.

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JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.WILMINGTON, DE28

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Phelps, David Y Louisville, US 43 1537
Wilk, Peter J New York, US 313 19793
Wolf, Scott J Minneapolis, US 43 1751

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6,432,127 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 92 1997
6,283,951 Systems and methods for delivering drugs to selected locations within the body 300 1998
6,561,998 Transluminal devices, systems and methods for enlarging interstitial penetration tracts 92 1998
6,330,884 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 135 1998
6,283,983 Percutaneous in-situ coronary bypass method and apparatus 184 1998
6,068,638 Device, system and method for interstitial transvascular intervention 307 1998
6,159,225 Device for interstitial transvascular intervention and revascularization 231 1998
6,379,319 Systems and methods for directing and snaring guidewires 91 1998
6,746,464 Device, system and method for interstitial transvascular intervention 110 1998
6,186,972 Methods and apparatus for treating ischemic heart disease by providing transvenous myocardial perfusion 63 1998
6,231,587 Devices for connecting anatomical conduits such as vascular structures 280 1999
6,569,145 Pressure-controlled continuous coronary sinus occlusion device and methods of use 90 1999
6,375,615 Tissue penetrating catheters having integral imaging transducers and their methods of use 216 1999
6,544,230 Catheters, systems and methods for percutaneous in situ arterio-venous bypass 241 1999
6,126,649 Steerable catheter with external guidewire as catheter tip deflector 144 1999
6,726,677 Stabilized tissue penetrating catheters 122 2000
6,287,317 Transluminal methods and devices for closing, forming attachments to, and/or forming anastomotic junctions in, luminal anatomical structures 179 2000
6,655,386 Transluminal method for bypassing arterial obstructions 125 2000
6,685,648 Systems and methods for delivering drugs to selected locations within the body 286 2001
6,709,444 Methods for bypassing total or near-total obstructions in arteries or other anatomical conduits 80 2001
6,491,707 Transluminal methods and devices for closing, forming attachments to, and/or forming anastomotic junctions in, luminal anatomical structures 287 2001
2001/0047,165 Catheters and related devices for forming passageways between blood vessels or other anatomical structures 75 2001
2002/0029,079 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 37 2001
6,613,081 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 88 2001
6,669,709 Catheter apparatus and methodology for generating a fistula on-demand between closely associated blood vessels at a pre-chosen anatomic site in-vivo 106 2001
2002/0062,146 Methods and apparatus for transmyocardial direct coronary revascularization 77 2001
6,660,024 Tissue penetrating catheters having integral imaging transducers and their methods of use 104 2001
* 6,929,009 Method and apparatus for transmyocardial direct coronary revascularization 68 2002
2003/0181,938 Transluminal devices, systems and methods for enlarging interstitial penetration tracts 31 2003
2003/0229,366 Implantable lumen occluding devices and methods 51 2003
2004/0073,238 Device, system and method for interstitial transvascular intervention 209 2003
6,863,684 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 61 2003
 
INVENSENSE, INC. (1)
2005/0170,656 Vertical integration of a MEMS structure with electronics in a hermetically sealed cavity 29 2004
 
VASCONNECT, INC. (1)
2002/0138,087 Device for interconnecting vessels in a patient 20 2002
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (10)
5,980,548 Transmyocardial revascularization system 142 1997
5,922,022 Bifurcated connector system for coronary bypass grafts and methods of use 64 1997
6,080,170 System and method of use for revascularizing stenotic bypass grafts and other occluded blood vessels 227 1999
6,203,556 Transmyocardial revascularization system and method of use 117 1999
6,524,323 System and method of use for revascularizing stenotic bypass grafts and other occluded blood vessels 56 2000
6,569,147 Systems and methods of use for delivering beneficial agents for revascularizing stenotic bypass grafts and other occluded blood vessels and for other purposes 143 2000
6,514,271 Transmyocardial revascularization system and method of use 33 2001
6,955,681 Transmyocardial revascularization system and method of use 7 2002
2003/0191,449 Systems for delivering agents into targeted tissue of a living being 43 2003
2005/0159,726 Transmyocardial revascularization system and method of use 8 2005
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (6)
4,953,553 Pressure monitoring guidewire with a flexible distal portion 194 1989
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 417 1993
5,593,434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 320 1995
5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 305 1995
5,976,155 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 193 1999
6,165,188 Apparatus for percutaneously performing myocardial revascularization having controlled cutting depth and methods of use 152 1999
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 328 1999
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (1)
6,126,686 Artificial vascular valves 247 1999
 
Medtronic CoreValve LLC (6)
6,830,584 Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route 297 2002
7,329,278 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 155 2006
2006/0265,056 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 225 2006
2007/0043,435 Non-cylindrical prosthetic valve system for transluminal delivery 238 2006
2007/0239,271 Systems and methods for loading a prosthesis onto a minimally invasive delivery system 105 2006
2008/0133,003 PROSTHETIC VALVE FOR TRANSLUMINAL DELIVERY 114 2008
 
TDK CORPORATION (1)
7,050,276 GMR magnetic sensing element having an antiferromagnetic layer extending beyond the track width and method for making the same 40 2003
 
TRANSVASCULAR, INC. (4)
6,579,311 Method for interstitial transvascular intervention 205 1999
2004/0088,042 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 29 2003
2004/0122,318 Tissue penetrating catheters having integral imaging transducers and their methods of use 22 2003
2004/0158,143 Stabilized tissue penetrating catheters 80 2004
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,989,276 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 128 1997
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (18)
4,350,492 Method for preparing tissue heart valve 63 1981
5,279,612 Dynamic fixation of porcine aortic valves 69 1991
5,509,930 Stentless heart valve 77 1993
5,997,563 Implantable stent having variable diameter 67 1998
6,651,670 Delivering a conduit into a heart wall to place a coronary vessel in communication with a heart chamber and removing tissue from the vessel or heart wall to facilitate such communication 59 1998
6,808,498 Placing a guide member into a heart chamber through a coronary vessel and delivering devices for placing the coronary vessel in communication with the heart chamber 36 1998
2002/0144,696 CONDUITS FOR USE IN PLACING A TARGET VESSEL IN FLUID COMMUNICATION WITH A SOURCE OF BLOOD 41 1999
6,652,540 Methods for forming magnetic vascular anastomoses 88 2000
6,517,558 Methods and devices for forming vascular anastomoses 162 2001
2002/0123,786 Methods and devices for bypassing an obstructed target vessel by placing the vessel in communication with a heart chamber containing blood 48 2001
6,509,145 Process for reducing mineralization of tissue used in transplantation 59 2001
2001/0025,643 Methods and devices providing transmyocardial blood flow to the arterial vascular system of the heart 40 2001
7,078,163 Process for reducing mineralization of tissue used in transplantation 51 2002
2004/0168,691 Conduits for use in placing a target vessel in fluid communication with source of blood 20 2004
2004/0167,444 Placing a guide member into a heart chamber through a coronary vessel and delivering devices for placing the coronary vessel in communication with the heart chamber 58 2004
2005/0119,736 Bioprosthetic tissue preparation with synthetic hydrogels 46 2004
7,238,200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 75 2005
2007/0203,576 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING LEAFLETS AND VALVE PROSTHESES INCLUDING SUCH LEAFLETS 74 2007
 
LEMAITRE ACQUISITION LLC (1)
6,183,481 Delivery system for self-expanding stents and grafts 119 1999
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (5)
5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 548 1995
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 516 1996
6,004,261 Formed-in-place endovascular stent and delivery system 39 1997
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 314 1998
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 259 1999
 
YAMAZAKI, KENJI (1)
5,275,580 Auxiliary artificial heart of the embedded-in-body type 51 1992
 
YAMAZAKI, KENJI, A CITIZEN OF JAPAN (1)
5,147,388 Auxiliary artificial heart of the embedded-in-body type 85 1991
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (3)
2003/0139,796 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 143 2002
2003/0139,803 Method of stenting a vessel with stent lumenal diameter increasing distally 99 2002
2005/0096,726 Noncylindrical stent deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 160 2004
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (19)
6,200,336 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 385 1999
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 378 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 185 2002
7,081,132 Flexible barb for anchoring a prosthesis 89 2003
2004/0117,004 Stent and method of forming a stent with integral barbs 270 2003
2007/0260,327 Artificial Valve Prosthesis with Improved Flow Dynamics 72 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 277 2004
2005/0171,598 Aorta and branch vessel stent grafts and method 108 2004
2005/0222,668 Flareable branch vessel prosthesis and method 106 2004
2006/0058,864 Balloon flareable branch vessel prosthesis and method 82 2004
2006/0111,770 Implantable vascular device comprising a bioabsorbable frame 41 2005
2007/0021,826 Intralumenally implantable frames 41 2006
2007/0038,291 Intralumenally-implantable frames 47 2006
2007/0093,887 Artificial valve with center leaflet attachment 61 2006
2007/0100,435 Artificial prostheses with preferred geometries 100 2006
2007/0162,103 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 130 2006
2008/0033,534 Flexible Barb for Anchoring a Prosthesis 42 2007
2008/0097,586 IMPLANTABLE VASCULAR DEVICE 34 2007
2008/0200,977 Artificial Valve Prostheses with a Free Leaflet Portion 37 2008
 
Mures Cardiovascular Research, Inc. (1)
6,214,055 Method and kit for rapid preparation of autologous tissue medical devices 73 1998
 
MALLINCKRODT LLC (1)
7,901,667 Bridgehead labelled compounds and methods of using the same 1 2006
 
St. Jude Medical ATG, Inc. (1)
5,976,178 Medical grafting methods 263 1996
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
5,824,080 Photochemistry for the preparation of biologic grafts--allografts and xenografts 48 1996
 
CARDIOGENESIS CORPORATION (1)
6,830,568 Guiding catheter system for ablating heart tissue 70 2000
 
SciMed (1)
5,554,119 Drug delivery catheter with manifold 211 1994
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,254,636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 93 1998
6,471,723 Biocompatible prosthetic tissue 68 2000
6,558,417 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 40 2001
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,797,946 Method for arterial harvest and anastomosis for coronary bypass grafting 50 1996
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (18)
6,004,347 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 215 1996
5,935,161 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 162 1997
6,251,418 Systems and methods for local delivery of an agent 113 1997
6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 308 1998
6,197,324 System and methods for local delivery of an agent 84 1998
6,248,112 Implant delivery system 101 1998
6,251,079 Transthoracic drug delivery device 38 1998
6,432,126 Flexible vascular inducing implants 51 1998
6,458,092 Vascular inducing implants 63 1998
6,986,784 Implant anchor systems 46 2000
6,709,425 Vascular inducing implants 72 2001
6,802,858 Vascular inducing implants 37 2001
6,447,522 Implant delivery system 151 2001
6,517,527 Transthoracic drug delivery device 26 2001
6,786,929 Flexible vascular inducing implants and methods 32 2001
2004/0006,380 Stent delivery system 75 2002
2004/0186,587 Devices and methods for treating tissue 11 2004
2004/0219,180 Imbedded intramuscular implants 13 2004
 
Biomedical Design, Inc. (1)
6,521,179 Sterilization 37 2000
 
SCIMED SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,402,740 Expandable PMR device and method 79 2000
 
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. (1)
6,231,551 Partial aortic occlusion devices and methods for cerebral perfusion augmentation 104 1999
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (1)
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 235 2004
 
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA (3)
6,391,538 Stabilization of implantable bioprosthetic tissue 55 2000
6,861,211 Stabilization of implantable bioprosthetic devices 37 2001
6,824,970 Stabilization of implantable bioprosthetic tissue 34 2002
 
COREVALVE S.A. (5)
7,252,682 Kit enabling a prosthetic valve to be placed in a body enabling a prosthetic valve to be put into place in a duct in the body 193 2002
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 369 2003
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 389 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 265 2004
2006/0259,136 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 215 2005
 
BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2003/0100,920 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 127 2002
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (4)
5,456,712 Graft and stent assembly 383 1993
5,571,167 Bypass grafting method 185 1995
5,979,455 Method for directing blood flow in the body of a patient with a graft and stent assembly 45 1998
2005/0143,804 Method and system for fixation of endoluminal devices 33 2005
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (62)
5,755,682 Method and apparatus for performing coronary artery bypass surgery 216 1996
5,908,029 Coronary artery bypass with reverse flow 116 1997
5,984,956 Transmyocardial implant 87 1997
6,214,041 Transmyocardial implant with septal perfusion 38 1998
6,250,305 Method for using a flexible transmyocardial implant 36 1998
6,093,166 Coronary bypass implant 83 1998
6,123,682 Closed chest coronary bypass 80 1998
6,029,672 Transmyocardial implant procedure and tools 48 1998
6,076,529 Transmyocardial implant with inserted vessel 49 1998
6,113,823 Pyrolytic carbon transmyocardial implant 32 1998
6,053,942 Transmyocardial implant with coronary stent 51 1998
6,406,488 Healing transmyocardial implant 28 1998
6,139,541 Guide for transmyocardial implant 43 1998
6,196,230 Stent delivery system and method of use 129 1998
6,197,050 Transmyocardial implant with compliance collar 40 1998
6,223,752 Transmyocardial implant procedure 31 1998
6,193,726 Insertion tool for transmyocardial implant 37 1999
6,102,941 Transmyocardial implant with coronary ingrowth 41 1999
6,406,491 Compliant transmyocardial implant 28 1999
6,409,697 Transmyocardial implant with forward flow bias 29 1999
6,182,668 Transmyocardial implant with induced tissue flap 33 1999
6,253,768 Vascular graft bypass 40 1999
6,254,564 Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft 107 1999
6,261,304 Delivery methods for left ventricular conduit 36 1999
* 6,290,728 Designs for left ventricular conduit 101 1999
6,302,892 Blood flow conduit delivery system and method of use 33 1999
6,641,610 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 68 1999
6,113,630 Transmyocardial implant with minimized coronary insertion 30 1999
6,237,607 Transmyocardial implant procedure 35 1999
6,638,237 Left ventricular conduits and methods for delivery 30 2000
6,605,053 Conduit designs and related methods for optimal flow control 32 2000
6,409,751 Stent delivery system and method of use 44 2000
6,976,990 Intravascular ventriculocoronary bypass via a septal passageway 13 2001
6,632,470 Methods for surface modification 25 2001
6,454,760 Insertion tool for transmyocardial implant 27 2001
6,582,444 Blood flow conduit delivery system and method of use 18 2001
6,605,113 Vascular graft bypass 22 2001
6,610,100 Designs for left ventricular conduit 49 2001
6,881,199 Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft 74 2001
6,854,467 Methods and devices for delivering a ventricular stent 27 2001
6,808,504 Multi-lumen implant 8 2001
6,949,118 Encased implant and methods 7 2002
7,008,397 Cardiac implant and methods 17 2002
6,694,983 Delivery methods for left ventricular conduit 60 2002
2003/0220,661 Transmyocardial implant delivery system 9 2002
6,916,304 Transmyocardial implant with flow reduction 8 2002
6,945,949 Left ventricular conduits to coronary arteries and methods for coronary bypass 12 2002
6,949,080 Left ventricular conduits to coronary arteries and methods for coronary bypass 22 2002
2003/0216,678 Methods for inducing vascular remodeling and related methods for treating diseased vascular structures 12 2003
2003/0212,413 Blood flow conduit delivery system and method of use 32 2003
2004/0006,298 Vascular graft bypass 18 2003
2003/0204,160 Conduit designs and related methods for optimal flow control 26 2003
7,011,095 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 32 2003
6,964,652 Left ventricular conduits and methods for delivery 14 2003
2004/0077,988 Healing transmyocardial implant 24 2003
2004/0037,946 Methods for surface modification 10 2003
2004/0147,869 Left ventricular conduits to coronary arteries and methods for coronary bypass 26 2003
2004/0118,415 Delivery methods for left ventricular conduit 31 2003
6,953,481 Designs for left ventricular conduit 8 2004
2005/0004,648 Methods and devices for delivering a ventricular stent 9 2004
2005/0214,342 Cardiac implant and methods 6 2005
2005/0288,685 Left ventricular conduits and methods for delivery 5 2005
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 475 1994
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (5)
8,585,755 Prosthetic apparatus for implantation at mitral valve 13 2012
8,986,373 Method for implanting a prosthetic mitral valve 0 2013
8,926,691 Apparatus for treating a mitral valve 0 2013
9,301,840 Expandable introducer sheath 0 2014
9,084,676 Apparatus for treating a mitral valve 2 2014
 
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (5)
RE45130 Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses 0 2008
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* 2010/0210,991 METHODS AND CONDUITS FOR FLOWING BLOOD FROM A HEART CHAMBER TO A BLOOD VESSEL 5 2010
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
8,764,818 Heart valve replacement 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY LIMITED (5)
8,303,653 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 5 2008
8,216,301 Implant implantation unit 6 2008
8,206,437 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 11 2009
8,585,756 Methods of treating valves 0 2011
8,579,965 Methods of implanting an implantation device 0 2011
 
HARBOR MEDTECH, INC. (2)
9,220,808 Crosslinked human or animal tissue products and their methods of manufacture and use 0 2012
8,901,078 Crosslinked human or animal tissue products and their methods of manufacture and use 0 2012
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