US Patent No: 8,109,996

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Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050197695

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A cardiac-valve prosthesis is adapted for percutaneous implantation. The prosthesis includes an armature adapted for deployment in a radially expanded implantation position, the armature including a support portion and an anchor portion, which are substantially axially coextensive with respect to one another. A set of leaflets is coupled to the support portion. The leaflets can be deployed with the armature in the implantation position. The leaflets define, in the implantation position, a flow duct that is selectably obstructable. The anchor portion can be deployed to enable anchorage of the cardiac-valve prosthesis at an implantation site.

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SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L.41037 MIRANDOLA (MO)76

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Bergamasco, Giovanni Turin, IT 21 406
Burriesci, Gaetano Palermo, IT 20 400
Stacchino, Carla Turin, IT 18 665

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5,084,151 Method and apparatus for forming prosthetic device having a biocompatible carbon film thereon 90 1990
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (7)
4,624,822 Methods for manufacture of valve flaps for cardiac valve prostheses 74 1984
4,758,151 Apparatus for manufacture of valve flaps for cardiac valve prostheses 59 1986
5,133,845 Method for making prosthesis of polymeric material coated with biocompatible carbon 83 1990
5,163,954 Suture ring for heart valve prostheses 80 1991
5,370,684 Prosthesis of polymeric material coated with biocompatible carbon 128 1992
5,423,886 Cyclically deformable haemocompatible and biocompatible devices coated with biocompatible carbonaceous material 79 1993
5,713,953 Cardiac valve prosthesis particularly for replacement of the aortic valve 268 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 2323 1985
 
PRODESCO, INC. (1)
6,494,909 Endovascular valve 246 2000
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
2007/0016,286 Percutaneous heart valve 177 2004
 
IMPELLA CARDIOTECHNIK AG (1)
2005/0049,696 Device for intravascular cardiac valve surgery 166 2004
 
SYNECOR LLC (1)
6,887,266 Endoprostheses and methods of manufacture 138 2003
 
ABPS Venture One, Ltd. (3)
6,458,153 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 429 1999
6,652,578 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 292 2001
7,338,520 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 125 2002
 
MVRX, INC. (1)
2008/0065,204 Devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve leaflet 15 2007
 
RadioMed Corporation (1)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 4 2007
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
6,673,089 Implantable stroke treating device 180 2000
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
2005/0222,674 Endoluminal graft with a prosthetic valve 124 2005
 
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (3)
7,429,269 Aortic prosthetic devices 120 2004
7,201,772 Fluid flow prosthetic device 221 2004
7,442,204 Fluid flow prosthetic device 122 2006
 
Servetus Partnership (1)
4,878,906 Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel 784 1988
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
5,968,068 Endovascular delivery system 169 1996
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (1)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 2002
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (15)
5,957,949 Percutaneous placement valve stent 561 1997
7,105,016 Integrated mechanical handle with quick slide mechanism 87 2004
2004/0267,357 Cardiac valve modification method and device 108 2004
6,989,027 Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly 231 2004
7,316,706 Tensioning device, system, and method for treating mitral valve regurgitation 116 2004
2004/0260,394 Cardiac valve annulus compressor system 128 2004
2007/0255,396 Chrodae Tendinae Girdle 81 2004
2006/0282,161 Valve annulus reduction system 103 2004
2007/0093,869 Device, system, and method for contracting tissue in a mammalian body 108 2004
2006/0167,474 Apparatus and method for elongation of a papillary muscle 73 2004
2006/0247,763 Coronary sinus approach for repair of mitral valve regurgitation 76 2004
2007/0010,878 Coronary sinus approach for repair of mitral valve regurgitation 73 2004
2007/0051,377 Cardiac valve annulus reduction system 125 2004
2005/0203,605 Radially crush-resistant stent 134 2005
7,591,848 Riveted stent valve for percutaneous use 17 2006
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
5,575,818 Endovascular stent with locking ring 417 1995
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (3)
6,379,383 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 232 1999
6,936,066 Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same 137 2002
7,300,457 Self-supporting metallic implantable grafts, compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same 76 2002
 
MEDICORP, S.A. (1)
6,059,809 Protective angioplasty device 90 1998
 
RAS HOLDING CORP. (1)
6,146,366 Device for the treatment of macular degeneration and other eye disorders 127 1998
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
4,917,102 Guidewire assembly with steerable adjustable tip 260 1988
5,496,346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 337 1993
2004/0093,005 Protective sleeve assembly for a balloon catheter 76 2002
 
ARTEMIS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,221,006 Entrapping apparatus and method for use 355 1999
6,758,855 Target tissue localization device 198 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
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (6)
6,830,584 Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route 224 2002
7,329,278 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 112 2006
2007/0043,435 Non-cylindrical prosthetic valve system for transluminal delivery 182 2006
2008/0215,143 ASSEMBLY FOR PLACING A PROSTHETIC VALVE IN A DUCT IN THE BODY 93 2007
2009/0164,006 PROSTHETIC VALVE FOR TRANSLUMINAL DELIVERY 43 2009
2010/0036,485 Assembly For Placing A Prosthetic Valve In A Duct In The Body 36 2009
 
Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surface, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Palmaz Scientific, Inc. (1)
7,195,641 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 196 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (40)
4,339,831 Dynamic annulus heart valve and reconstruction ring 221 1981
4,345,340 Stent for mitral/tricuspid heart valve 148 1981
4,665,906 Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements 1421 1986
5,032,128 Heart valve prosthesis 295 1988
5,449,384 Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets 124 1992
5,489,294 Steroid eluting stitch-in chronic cardiac lead 119 1994
5,746,709 Intravascular pump and bypass assembly and method for using the same 146 1996
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 249 1997
5,824,056 Implantable medical device formed from a refractory metal having a thin coating disposed thereon 232 1997
6,896,690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 212 2000
6,371,983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 207 2000
6,692,513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 145 2001
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 251 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 140 2001
6,890,330 Intracardiovascular access (ICVATM) system 88 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 164 2001
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 130 2002
6,790,230 Vascular implant 198 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 193 2002
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 150 2003
6,939,365 Fixturing assembly 136 2003
7,578,843 Heart valve prosthesis 35 2003
7,097,659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 113 2003
7,201,761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 108 2003
2005/0015,112 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 118 2003
2005/0149,181 Bileaflet prosthetic valve and method of manufacture 96 2004
7,470,284 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 67 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 119 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 218 2004
7,544,206 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 105 2004
2005/0131,438 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 150 2004
2005/0055,088 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 135 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 238 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 133 2004
7,300,463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 91 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 127 2005
2005/0261,759 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 164 2005
7,780,726 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 48 2007
2010/0198,346 Method for Guiding a Medical Device 39 2009
 
VASCUTEK LIMITED (1)
6,352,554 Prosthetic tubular aortic conduit and method for manufacturing the same 55 1999
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (7)
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 299 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 355 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 432 1996
5,907,893 Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents 341 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 227 1997
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 166 1999
2004/0210,240 Method and repair device for treating mitral valve insufficiency 128 2003
 
ENTEGRIS, INC. (1)
2004/0121,494 Infrared thermopile detector system for semiconductor process monitoring and control 2003
 
NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,986,742 Pressure transducer protection valve 72 2005
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4,343,048 Stent for a cardiac valve 267 1980
 
PULMONX (3)
5,954,766 Body fluid flow control device 234 1997
2002/0095,209 Body fluid flow control device 166 2002
2004/0055,606 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 139 2003
 
AM DISCOVERY, INC. (1)
2005/0228,495 Suspended heart valve devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve 189 2005
 
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS (1)
4,297,749 Heart valve prosthesis 277 1980
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (6)
7,329,279 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 86 2004
2005/0137,692 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 210 2004
2005/0137,694 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 126 2004
2005/0137,697 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 150 2004
2005/0137,698 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 130 2004
2008/0125,859 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Patient's Heart Valve 65 2008
 
DOW CORNING CORPORATION (1)
4,681,908 Hard organopolysiloxane release coating 82 1985
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (15)
5,800,456 Spiral stent 253 1997
6,200,336 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 335 1999
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 331 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 153 2002
2004/0117,004 Stent and method of forming a stent with integral barbs 225 2003
2007/0027,518 Percutaneously deployed vascular valves 80 2004
7,128,759 Implantable medical device with constrained expansion 57 2004
2004/0254,636 Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member 168 2004
7,153,324 Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices 133 2004
2005/0085,900 Prosthetic valve for implantation in a body vessel 127 2004
7,618,447 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 25 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 217 2004
2005/0085,890 Prosthesis deployment system retention device 132 2004
2007/0106,372 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH CONSTRAINED EXPANSION 17 2006
2007/0100,435 Artificial prostheses with preferred geometries 75 2006
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (5)
6,527,800 Vascular device and method for valve leaflet apposition 145 2001
6,695,878 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 168 2001
6,676,698 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 208 2001
6,974,476 Percutaneous aortic valve 179 2003
7,041,128 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 114 2004
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
2004/0093,075 Stent with valve and method of use thereof 132 2003
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
6,162,208 Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same 203 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL HEART INSTITUTE OF MONTANA FOUNDATION, THE (3)
6,352,708 Solution and method for treating autologous tissue for implant operation 162 1999
6,277,555 Compliant dehydrated tissue for implantation and process of making the same 162 2000
7,125,418 Sigmoid valve and method for its percutaneous implantation 45 2003
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (2)
4,872,874 Method and apparatus for transarterial aortic graft insertion and implantation 418 1987
5,591,195 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 365 1995
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
7,147,663 Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods 120 2000
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (3)
6,493,608 Aspects of a control system of a minimally invasive surgical apparatus 137 1999
6,424,885 Camera referenced control in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus 148 1999
6,676,684 Roll-pitch-roll-yaw surgical tool 96 2001
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (3)
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 211 2002
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 171 2003
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (5)
5,716,417 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 153 1995
5,876,436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 84 1997
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 180 2000
7,018,404 Conduit for aorta or pulmonary artery replacement 29 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 81 2003
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (2)
2009/0222,082 Transcatheter Heart Valve Prostheses 32 2007
2009/0082,858 Transcatheter Delivery of a Replacement Heart Valve 34 2008
 
SECANT MEDICAL, LLC (1)
6,159,239 Woven stent/graft structure 211 1998
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (2)
6,562,058 Intravascular filter system 297 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
 
BIOMED SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
6,488,704 Implantable particle measuring apparatus 222 2001
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (2)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 216 2002
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 196 2004
 
COREVALVE, S.A. (4)
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 159 2002
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 69 2002
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 322 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 226 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (4)
6,585,758 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 141 1999
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 415 1994
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (4)
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
8,920,492 Cardiac valve prosthesis 0 2013
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