US Patent No: 7,780,725

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Everting heart valve

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050283231

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an expandable anchor configured for endovascular delivery to a vicinity of the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the replacement valve is adapted to wrap about the anchor, for example, by everting during endovascular deployment. In some embodiments, the replacement valve is not connected to expandable portions of the anchor. In some embodiments, the anchor is configured for active foreshortening during endovascular deployment. In some embodiments, the anchor includes expandable lip and skirt regions for engaging the patient's heart valve during deployment. In some embodiments, the anchor comprises a braid fabricated from a single strand of wire. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a lock configured to maintain anchor expansion. The invention also includes methods for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve, wrapping at least a portion of the replacement valve about the anchor, and expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SADRA MEDICAL, INC.CAMPBELL, CA37

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Geshlider, Robert A San Francisco, CA 60 3017
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, CA 72 3553
Michlitsch, Kenneth J Livermore, CA 104 3102
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, CA 138 5951
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, CA 222 8865
Saul, Tom El Granada, CA 97 3004
Valencia, Hans F Berkeley, CA 86 3637

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (21)
4,710,192 Diaphragm and method for occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta 436 1986
4,796,629 Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device 402 1987
4,994,077 Artificial heart valve for implantation in a blood vessel 372 1989
5,397,351 Prosthetic valve for percutaneous insertion 339 1991
5,163,953 Toroidal artificial heart valve stent 343 1992
5,332,402 Percutaneously-inserted cardiac valve 440 1992
5,350,398 Self-expanding filter for percutaneous insertion 459 1993
5,425,762 Prosthetic implants and process for obtaining the same 96 1993
6,338,735 Methods for removing embolic material in blood flowing through a patient's ascending aorta 182 1996
6,319,281 Artificial venous valve and sizing catheter 111 1999
* 6,482,228 Percutaneous aortic valve replacement 274 2000
6,635,079 Shape memory tubular stent 90 2001
2002/0032,481 Heart valve prosthesis and sutureless implantation of a heart valve prosthesis 305 2001
2002/0058,995 Endovascular aortic valve replacement 210 2001
6,821,297 Artificial heart valve, implantation instrument and method therefor 252 2002
2002/0151,970 Methods and devices for implanting cardiac valves 241 2002
2003/0040,772 Delivery devices 297 2002
2004/0049,262 Stent valves and uses of same 199 2003
2005/0096,738 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 199 2003
2005/0203,616 Valve prosthesis for implantation in body channels 124 2005
2005/0283,962 Method for making a medical implant with open-work structure and implant obtained by said method 131 2005
 
3F THERAPEUTICS, INC. (9)
6,682,558 Delivery system for a stentless valve bioprosthesis 202 2001
6,673,109 Replacement atrioventricular heart valve 208 2001
6,736,846 Replacement semilunar heart valve 200 2002
6,719,789 Replacement heart valve 264 2002
2003/0028,247 Method of cutting material for use in implantable medical device 112 2002
6,979,350 Methods for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system 114 2003
2004/0088,045 Replacement heart valve 166 2003
2004/0111,096 Delivery system for a stentless valve bioprosthesis 170 2003
2005/0165,477 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve 186 2005
 
SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
6,221,096 Intravascular stent 104 1999
 
Sadra Medical (1)
2005/0137,695 Replacement valve and anchor 251 2004
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,258,114 Hoop stent 134 1998
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
6,027,525 Flexible self-expandable stent and method for making the same 299 1997
 
ANSELL EDMONT INDUSTRIAL INC. (1)
5,895,399 Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries 312 1996
 
BIOCARDIA, INC. (1)
6,416,510 Drug delivery catheters that attach to tissue and methods for their use 136 1999
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (3)
6,123,723 Delivery system and method for depolyment and endovascular assembly of multi-stage stent graft 193 1999
6,409,750 Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same 290 2000
6,530,949 Hoop stent 151 2001
 
TAHERI ENTERPRISES, LLC (1)
5,824,064 Technique for aortic valve replacement with simultaneous aortic arch graft insertion and apparatus therefor 208 1996
 
NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,817,126 Compound stent 301 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
6,258,115 Bifurcated stent and distal protection system 521 1998
6,635,068 Occlusion, anchoring, tensioning and flow direction apparatus and methods for use 279 1999
2002/0161,392 Particle-removing medical device and method 257 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS IN C (1)
6,179,859 Emboli filtration system and methods of use 478 1999
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (1)
5,667,523 Dual supported intraluminal graft 397 1995
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,476,506 Bi-directional crimped graft 188 1994
 
AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
5,944,738 Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device 548 1998
6,468,303 Retrievable self expanding shunt 165 2000
 
SALVIAC LIMITED (3)
6,336,934 Embolic protection device 298 1998
2004/0049,226 Embolic protection system 101 2003
2004/0073,198 Embolic protection device 45 2003
 
INTERVALVE, INC. (2)
2005/0075,662 Valvuloplasty catheter 116 2004
2005/0090,846 Valvuloplasty devices and methods 135 2004
 
PERCUTANEOUS VALVE TECHNOLOGIES (2)
2003/0109,924 Implanting a valve prosthesis in body channels 196 2002
2005/0251,251 Valve prosthesis for implantation in body channels 134 2005
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (6)
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 901 1989
5,824,043 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 218 1996
5,968,070 Covered expanding mesh stent 120 1997
6,540,768 Vascular filter system 171 2000
6,503,272 Stent-based venous valves 321 2001
7,175,654 Stent design having stent segments which uncouple upon deployment 72 2003
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
4,909,252 Perfusion balloon catheter 278 1988
 
STENTECH INC. (1)
6,241,757 Stent for expanding body's lumen 233 1998
 
MEDAC GESELLSCHAFT FUR KLINISCHE SPEZIALPRAPARATE MBH (1)
4,291,420 Artificial heart valve 220 1980
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
7,011,681 Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system 152 2003
 
MEDTRONIC 3F THERAPEUTICS, INC. (7)
6,682,559 Prosthetic heart valve 279 2001
2002/0052,651 Prosthetic heart valve 112 2001
6,974,464 Supportless atrioventricular heart valve and minimally invasive delivery systems thereof 112 2002
2004/0034,411 Percutaneously delivered heart valve and delivery means thereof 212 2002
2004/0049,266 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve 180 2002
2004/0138,742 Prosthetic heart valve 163 2004
2004/0138,743 Prosthetic heart value 153 2004
 
SPECTRUM MEDSYSTEMS CORP. (1)
5,209,741 Surgical access device having variable post-insertion cross-sectional geometry 116 1991
 
INCEPT LLC (1)
6,371,970 Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta 289 1999
 
CONTROL DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2003/0229,390 On-stent delivery of pyrimidines and purine analogs 64 2003
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (2)
5,411,552 Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis 693 1994
5,840,081 System and method for implanting cardiac valves 523 1997
 
CARDIACMD, INC. (3)
2005/0203,614 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 127 2005
2005/0203,615 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 112 2005
2005/0203,617 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 140 2005
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (1)
4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1415 1983
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES PVT, INC. (2)
6,730,118 Implantable prosthetic valve 361 2002
2004/0039,436 Implantable prosthetic valve 257 2003
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (20)
4,501,030 Method of leaflet attachment for prosthetic heart valves 227 1981
4,865,600 Mitral valve holder 165 1981
4,648,881 Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof 183 1982
4,647,283 Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof 156 1984
5,885,228 Valve sizer and method of use 59 1996
5,769,812 System for cardiac procedures 232 1996
6,231,544 Cardioplegia balloon cannula 186 1997
6,258,120 Implantable cerebral protection device and methods of use 289 1997
6,592,546 Aortic occluder with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery 248 1998
6,197,053 Bioprosthetic heart valve implantation device 105 1998
6,051,014 Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use 334 1998
6,042,598 Method of protecting a patient from embolization during cardiac surgery 444 1999
6,270,513 Methods of protecting a patient from embolization during surgery 252 1999
6,454,799 Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 335 2000
6,733,525 Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 295 2001
6,692,512 Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use 225 2001
6,537,297 Methods of protecting a patient from embolization during surgery 152 2001
2003/0050,694 Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves 237 2001
6,682,543 Methods for aortic artherectomy 106 2001
6,863,668 Articulation mechanism for medical devices 108 2002
 
Sooho Medi-Tech Co., Ltd. (1)
5,545,211 Stent for expanding a lumen 246 1994
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
6,616,682 Methods and apparatus for distal protection during a medical procedure 152 2001
 
KEWI AC (1)
2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 2003
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
5,824,053 Helical mesh endoprosthesis and methods of use 259 1997
5,824,055 Stent graft delivery system and methods of use 168 1997
5,925,063 Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use 404 1997
6,221,091 Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use 194 1999
 
GI Dynamics, Inc. (2)
7,025,791 Bariatric sleeve 200 2003
2006/0155,312 Atraumatic delivery devices 97 2005
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
6,610,077 Expandable emboli filter and thrombectomy device 265 2001
 
MATRIX MEDICA, INC., (1)
4,755,181 Anti-suture looping device for prosthetic heart valves 74 1987
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (1)
2001/0041,928 Endovascular stent graft 173 2001
 
NUMED, INC. (8)
5,161,547 Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent 303 1990
5,217,483 Intravascular radially expandable stent 300 1992
5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 511 1993
5,695,498 Stent implantation system 181 1996
5,860,966 Method of securing a stent on a balloon catheter 136 1997
5,868,783 Intravascular stent with limited axial shrinkage 240 1997
6,022,370 Expandable stent 145 1997
2003/0199,971 Biological replacement valve assembly 146 2002
 
Shepherd Patents S.A. (1)
4,954,126 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 750 1989
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
6,776,791 Stent and method and device for packing of same 110 1999
2008/0288,054 Stent 46 2008
 
GABBAY, SHLOMO (1)
5,861,028 Natural tissue heart valve and stent prosthesis and method for making the same 209 1996
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY LIMITED (1)
2003/0036,791 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 181 2002
 
SURPASS MEDICAL LTD. (2)
6,348,063 Implantable stroke treating device 214 2000
2004/0122,468 Braided intraluminal device for stroke prevention 133 2003
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
4,610,688 Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis 211 1983
4,834,755 Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis 276 1985
 
M.I.TECH CO., LTD. (2)
6,663,663 Stent 134 2001
6,669,724 Medical stent 163 2001
 
EV3 INC. (1)
2003/0176,884 Everted filter device 234 2002
 
ALVEOLUS (1)
5,674,277 Stent for placement in a body tube 228 1995
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5,507,767 Spiral stent 540 1992
 
Cardeon Corporation (1)
2002/0161,394 Aortic filter catheter 204 2002
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,662,885 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular filter prosthesis 333 1985
 
SPENCE, PAUL A. (2)
6,309,417 Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof 153 1999
2002/0032,480 Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof 124 2001
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (1)
2004/0204,755 Devices for repairing aneurysms 60 2004
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,819,751 Valvuloplasty catheter and method 222 1987
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (38)
4,986,830 Valvuloplasty catheter with balloon which remains stable during inflation 228 1989
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1068 1990
5,443,495 Polymerization angioplasty balloon implant device 147 1993
5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 352 1993
5,545,133 Balloon catheter with improved pressure source 105 1994
5,876,448 Esophageal stent 310 1996
5,891,191 Cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy stent and stent-graft 270 1996
5,662,671 Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries 556 1996
6,010,522 Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries 315 1996
5,911,734 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 516 1997
5,993,469 Guiding catheter for positioning a medical device within an artery 256 1997
5,888,201 Titanium alloy self-expanding stent 238 1997
5,997,557 Methods for aortic atherectomy 277 1998
5,910,154 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment 447 1998
5,984,957 Radially expanded prostheses with axial diameter control 228 1998
6,171,327 Intravascular filter and method 415 1999
6,027,520 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 400 1999
6,142,987 Guided filter with support wire and methods of use 328 1999
6,168,579 Filter flush system and methods of use 426 1999
6,165,200 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 332 1999
6,440,164 Implantable prosthetic valve 340 1999
6,905,743 Dimensionally stable balloons 87 2000
6,663,588 Active counterforce handle for use in bidirectional deflectable tip instruments 61 2000
6,790,237 Medical stent with a valve and related methods of manufacturing 117 2001
6,712,843 Stent with differential lengthening/shortening members 56 2001
6,730,377 Balloons made from liquid crystal polymer blends 134 2002
6,689,144 Rapid exchange catheter and methods for delivery of vaso-occlusive devices 150 2002
2003/0208,224 Inverted embolic protection filter 149 2002
2003/0216,774 Aortic filter 137 2002
6,685,739 Implantable prosthetic valve 233 2002
6,969,395 Electroactive polymer actuated medical devices 112 2002
2004/0082,967 Multiple membrane embolic protection filter 71 2002
2004/0138,694 Intravascular filtering membrane and method of making an embolic protection filter device 82 2003
2004/0167,565 Embolic protection filtering device that can be adapted to be advanced over a guidewire 88 2003
6,964,673 Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities 104 2003
7,235,093 Mechanism to improve stent securement 53 2003
2004/0158,277 Embolic protection filter delivery sheath 83 2003
2006/0015,168 Catheter 53 2004
 
Extensia Medical, Inc. (1)
2005/0197,694 Systems for heart treatment 180 2005
 
United States Surgical Corporation (1)
5,984,959 Heart valve replacement tools and procedures 192 1997
 
ABPS VENTURE ONE, LTD. (1)
* 2001/0021,872 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 249 2001
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
5,431,676 Trocar system having expandable port 387 1993
 
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (1)
2003/0149,476 Anchoring system for implantable heart valve prostheses 149 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,752,828 Artificial valve 199 2002
 
COOK INCORPORATED (4)
4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1292 1984
2005/0096,736 Percutaneous heart valve devices 157 2004
2005/0100,580 Hydrophilic coated medical device 103 2004
2005/0267,560 Implantable bioabsorbable valve support frame 134 2005
 
XTENT MEDICAL INC. (1)
7,175,653 Selectively expandable and releasable stent 78 2001
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (3)
5,370,685 Endovascular aortic valve replacement 496 1991
6,168,614 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body 478 1998
6,425,916 Methods and devices for implanting cardiac valves 450 1999
 
NITINOL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,425,908 Blood clot filter 1034 1981
 
RUBICON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2005/0096,692 Methods, systems, and devices for providing embolic protection and removing embolic material 171 2004
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (1)
5,855,601 Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same 727 1996
 
CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC. (1)
7,037,331 Intravascular stent device 65 2003
 
SURGERX MEDICAL, LLC (2)
6,361,545 Perfusion filter catheter 285 1998
6,695,864 Method and apparatus for cerebral embolic protection 100 2001
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 6,714,842 Synchronous position control apparatus and method 43 2000
 
General Resorts S.A. (1)
4,602,911 Adjustable ringprosthesis 176 1985
 
DAIDALOS SOLUTIONS B.V. (1)
6,790,229 Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue 263 2002
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (1)
2005/0197,695 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 190 2005
 
GREYHOUND FINANCIAL CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
4,423,809 Packaging system for intraocular lens structures 132 1982
 
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. (3)
6,702,851 Prosthetic heart valve with surface modification 124 1998
6,475,239 Method for making polymer heart valves with leaflets having uncut free edges 156 1998
2002/0120,328 Mechanical heart valve packaged in a liquid 50 2000
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (1)
5,713,953 Cardiac valve prosthesis particularly for replacement of the aortic valve 271 1996
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
4,733,665 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 2330 1985
 
PRODESCO, INC. (1)
6,494,909 Endovascular valve 246 2000
 
ABPS Venture One, Ltd. (2)
6,458,153 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 436 1999
6,652,578 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 293 2001
 
SYNECOR LLC (1)
6,887,266 Endoprostheses and methods of manufacture 138 2003
 
MVRX, INC. (1)
6,893,459 Heart valve annulus device and method of using same 176 2000
 
RadioMed Corporation (1)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 4 2007
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
6,673,089 Implantable stroke treating device 181 2000
 
INTEK TECHNOLOGY L.L.C. (1)
7,258,696 Apparatus for delivering, repositioning and/or retrieving self-expanding stents 45 2004
 
CARDIA, INC. (1)
2005/0043,711 Flexible center connection for occlusion device 49 2004
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (4)
6,336,937 Multi-stage expandable stent-graft 104 1998
2003/0187,495 Endoluminal devices, embolic filters, methods of manufacture and use 256 2002
6,984,242 Implantable medical device assembly 55 2002
2005/0033,402 Deployment system for an expandable device 61 2004
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,623,518 Implant delivery system with interlock 232 2001
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (4)
5,957,949 Percutaneous placement valve stent 564 1997
6,890,340 Apparatus for temporary intraluminal protection 111 2001
6,911,036 Guidewire apparatus for temporary distal embolic protection 102 2002
2004/0153,094 Intraluminal catheter with hydraulically collapsible self-expanding protection device 48 2003
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
5,575,818 Endovascular stent with locking ring 420 1995
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (2)
6,379,383 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 232 1999
6,695,865 Embolic protection device 162 2002
 
WILL, ALLAN (1)
* 6,712,842 Methods and devices for lining a blood vessel and opening a narrowed region of a blood vessel 63 2000
 
RAS HOLDING CORP. (1)
6,146,366 Device for the treatment of macular degeneration and other eye disorders 128 1998
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
4,917,102 Guidewire assembly with steerable adjustable tip 261 1988
2004/0133,274 Cord locking mechanism for use in small systems 54 2003
 
ARTEMIS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,221,006 Entrapping apparatus and method for use 358 1999
6,758,855 Target tissue localization device 202 2002
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
5,855,597 Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery 403 1997
6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 297 1999
6,245,102 Stent, stent graft and stent valve 388 1999
 
Lynell Medical Technology Inc. (1)
4,326,306 Intraocular lens and manipulating tool therefor 76 1980
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
2003/0233,117 Rapid exchange catheters usable with embolic protection devices 155 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (13)
4,665,906 Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements 1428 1986
5,476,510 Holder for heart valve 140 1994
5,716,370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 236 1996
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 252 1997
5,824,056 Implantable medical device formed from a refractory metal having a thin coating disposed thereon 232 1997
6,371,983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 207 2000
2001/0041,930 Variable flexibility stent 81 2001
7,189,258 Heart valve system 54 2002
2004/0098,022 Intraluminal catheter with hydraulically collapsible self-expanding protection device 105 2002
7,191,018 Techniques for positioning therapy delivery elements within a spinal cord or brain 82 2004
2005/0085,841 Expandable sheath for delivering instruments and agents into a body lumen and methods for use 151 2004
2005/0085,842 Expandable guide sheath and apparatus with distal protection and methods for use 239 2004
2005/0261,759 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 165 2005
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
5,549,665 Bioprostethic valve 191 1994
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (5)
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 356 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 435 1996
5,907,893 Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents 343 1997
6,327,772 Method for fabricating a planar eversible lattice which forms a stent when everted 278 1999
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 206 2000
 
ENTEGRIS, INC. (2)
2004/0121,494 Infrared thermopile detector system for semiconductor process monitoring and control 2003
2004/0121,494 Infrared thermopile detector system for semiconductor process monitoring and control 2003
 
PULMONX (4)
5,954,766 Body fluid flow control device 235 1997
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 174 1999
2002/0095,209 Body fluid flow control device 166 2002
2002/0077,696 Body fluid flow control device 138 2002
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2008/0125,859 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Patient's Heart Valve 67 2008
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (9)
5,800,456 Spiral stent 253 1997
6,200,336 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 335 1999
6,773,454 Tapered endovascular stent graft and method of treating abdominal aortic aneurysms and distal iliac aneurysms 71 2001
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 332 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 156 2002
2004/0117,004 Stent and method of forming a stent with integral barbs 226 2003
2004/0254,636 Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member 169 2004
2005/0085,890 Prosthesis deployment system retention device 132 2004
2005/0228,472 Implantable medical device with optimized shape 45 2005
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (3)
6,527,800 Vascular device and method for valve leaflet apposition 146 2001
6,676,698 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 210 2001
6,974,476 Percutaneous aortic valve 180 2003
 
INTERNATIONAL HEART INSTITUTE OF MONTANA FOUNDATION, THE (2)
6,352,708 Solution and method for treating autologous tissue for implant operation 163 1999
6,277,555 Compliant dehydrated tissue for implantation and process of making the same 163 2000
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
4,872,874 Method and apparatus for transarterial aortic graft insertion and implantation 419 1987
 
BLAGOVESCHENSKY GOSUDARSTVENNY MEDITSINSKY INSTITUT, USSR, BLAGOVESCHENSK (1)
4,655,218 Prosthetic valve holder 127 1985
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. (1)
5,861,024 Electrophysiology catheter and remote actuator therefor 125 1997
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (1)
7,374,560 Emboli protection devices and related methods of use 67 2001
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (2)
2001/0032,013 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 188 2001
2003/0023,303 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 212 2002
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (5)
5,735,842 Low profile manipulators for heart valve prostheses 58 1995
5,807,405 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 82 1995
5,720,391 Packaging and holder for heart valve prosthesis 88 1996
6,953,332 Mandrel for use in forming valved prostheses having polymer leaflets by dip coating 71 2000
6,936,067 Prosthetic heart valve with slit stent 93 2001
 
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM (1)
5,258,042 Intravascular hydrogel implant 285 1991
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (2)
6,562,058 Intravascular filter system 298 2001
6,689,164 Annuloplasty device for use in minimally invasive procedure 244 2002
 
NU MED, MAIN STREET, HOPKINTON, NY 12940 A CORP. OF NY (1)
5,002,559 PTCA catheter 160 1989
 
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. (3)
6,231,551 Partial aortic occlusion devices and methods for cerebral perfusion augmentation 98 1999
6,767,345 Partial aortic occlusion devices and methods for renal and coronary perfusion augmentation 64 2002
7,166,097 Cerebral perfusion augmentation 47 2004
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (2)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 217 2002
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 197 2004
 
COREVALVE, S.A. (1)
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 289 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (4)
5,443,499 Radially expandable tubular prosthesis 163 1994
6,398,807 Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor 184 2000
6,622,604 Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent 151 2000
6,652,571 Braided, branched, implantable device and processes for manufacture thereof 143 2000
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 417 1994
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
8,568,472 Integrated heart valve delivery system 2 2007
 
CAISSON INTERVENTIONAL, LLC (1)
9,011,515 Heart valve assembly systems and methods 0 2013
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 6 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
* 8,114,147 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 5 2009
8,663,314 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 0 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 0 2012
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (26)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 2 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 4 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 10 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 10 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 2 2005
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 6 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 3 2005
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 0 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 9 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 10 2008
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 2 2008
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 0 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 14 2009
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 4 2011
* 8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 2 2011
* 2012/0016,469 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 6 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 0 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 3 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 2 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 3 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2011
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 0 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 2 2014
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
8,986,375 Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Feb 24, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Feb 24, 2022
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00