US Patent No: 7,780,725

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Everting heart valve

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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.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4906

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Geshlider, Robert A San Francisco, US 41 5078
Haug, Ulrich R Campbell, US 47 5930
Michlitsch, Kenneth J Livermore, US 75 4785
Morejohn, Dwight P Davis, US 105 8875
Salahieh, Amr Saratoga, US 155 12979
Saul, Tom El Granada, US 73 5004
Valencia, Hans F Berkeley, US 60 5949

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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (4)
5,443,499 Radially expandable tubular prosthesis 188 1994
6,398,807 Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor 229 2000
6,622,604 Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent 202 2000
6,652,571 Braided, branched, implantable device and processes for manufacture thereof 192 2000
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 510 1994
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (3)
9,398,951 Self-actuating sealing portions for paravalvular leak protection 0 2013
9,339,274 Paravalvular leak occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves 0 2013
9,326,856 Cuff configurations for prosthetic heart valve 0 2013
 
MICROVENTION, INC. (1)
* 2014/0277,013 Multi-Component Obstruction Removal System And Method 0 2014
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (8)
9,351,831 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2014
9,241,794 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 3 2014
9,220,594 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 1 2014
9,351,832 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2015
9,289,296 Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications 0 2015
9,351,828 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9,414,911 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
9,345,571 Collapsible prosthetic heart valves 0 2015
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CARDIAQ LLC (6)
9,339,378 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,339,379 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,339,377 Body cavity prosthesis 0 2013
9,339,380 Vascular implant 0 2014
9,333,073 Vascular implant and delivery method 0 2014
9,333,074 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2015
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
* 9,149,358 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
* 2009/0192,586 Delivery Systems for Prosthetic Heart Valves 87 2009
9,144,663 Methods and devices for repairing and/or preventing paravalvular leakage post-implantation of a valve prosthesis 0 2012
9,072,602 Transcatheter valve prosthesis having a variable shaped cross-section for preventing paravalvular leakage 0 2012
9,232,995 Valve prosthesis and method for delivery 0 2013
8,986,375 Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis 1 2013
 
MEDTRONIC CV LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L. (1)
9,132,007 Anti-paravalvular leakage components for a transcatheter valve prosthesis 0 2013
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (2)
9,415,225 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
9,199,085 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
8,568,472 Integrated heart valve delivery system 13 2007
9,393,110 Prosthetic heart valve 0 2011
 
CAISSON INTERVENTIONAL, LLC (5)
9,427,315 Valve replacement systems and methods 0 2013
9,011,515 Heart valve assembly systems and methods 0 2013
9,427,316 Valve replacement systems and methods 0 2014
9,421,094 Methods and systems for heart valve therapy 0 2014
9,050,188 Methods and systems for heart valve therapy 5 2014
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (5)
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 25 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (33)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 25 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 34 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 48 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 41 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 30 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 38 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 23 2005
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 16 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 29 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 39 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 29 2008
* 8,114,147 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 10 2009
* 2009/0312,834 CONTINUOUS DOUBLE LAYERED STENT FOR MIGRATION RESISTANCE 42 2009
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 19 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 34 2009
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 14 2011
* 8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 22 2011
* 2012/0016,469 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 8 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 14 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 12 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 14 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 21 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 11 2011
8,663,314 Continuous double layered stent for migration resistance 0 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 5 2012
9,393,114 Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2012
9,358,106 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 0 2013
9,393,113 Retrievable heart valve anchor and method 0 2013
9,358,110 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2013
9,277,991 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 0 2013
9,308,085 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2014
9,320,599 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2014
9,370,421 Medical device handle 0 2014
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (4)
9,283,072 Everting transcatheter valve and methods 0 2013
9,398,952 Planar zone in prosthetic heart valve leaflet 0 2013
9,144,492 Truncated leaflet for prosthetic heart valves, preformed valve 0 2013
9,101,469 Prosthetic heart valve with leaflet shelving 0 2013
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 7 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 14 2014
9,439,757 Replacement cardiac valves and methods of use and manufacture 0 2015
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