US Patent No: 8,109,996

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Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis

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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)87

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Bergamasco, Giovanni Turin, IT 12 668
Burriesci, Gaetano Palermo, IT 12 658
Stacchino, Carla Turin, IT 12 952

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SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (3)
2005/0197,695 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 242 2005
7,857,845 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 36 2006
2008/0255,662 MINIMALLY-INVASIVE CARDIAC-VALVE PROSTHESIS 55 2008
 
MIDDLE PEAK MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,175,656 Percutaneous transcatheter heart valve replacement 144 2003
 
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. (6)
5,123,919 Combined prosthetic aortic heart valve and vascular graft 197 1991
5,891,195 Combined prosthetic aortic heart valve and vascular graft with sealed sewing ring 72 1996
6,702,851 Prosthetic heart valve with surface modification 159 1998
5,980,570 System and method for implanting an expandable medical device into a body 104 1998
6,475,239 Method for making polymer heart valves with leaflets having uncut free edges 193 1998
6,299,638 Method of attachment of large-bore aortic graft to an aortic valve 63 1999
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (1)
5,084,151 Method and apparatus for forming prosthetic device having a biocompatible carbon film thereon 101 1990
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (7)
4,624,822 Methods for manufacture of valve flaps for cardiac valve prostheses 87 1984
4,758,151 Apparatus for manufacture of valve flaps for cardiac valve prostheses 69 1986
5,133,845 Method for making prosthesis of polymeric material coated with biocompatible carbon 95 1990
5,163,954 Suture ring for heart valve prostheses 87 1991
5,370,684 Prosthesis of polymeric material coated with biocompatible carbon 143 1992
5,423,886 Cyclically deformable haemocompatible and biocompatible devices coated with biocompatible carbonaceous material 88 1993
5,713,953 Cardiac valve prosthesis particularly for replacement of the aortic valve 326 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 2541 1985
 
PRODESCO, INC. (1)
6,494,909 Endovascular valve 296 2000
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
2007/0016,286 Percutaneous heart valve 239 2004
 
IMPELLA CARDIOTECHNIK AG (1)
2005/0049,696 Device for intravascular cardiac valve surgery 211 2004
 
SYNECOR LLC (1)
6,887,266 Endoprostheses and methods of manufacture 182 2003
 
MVRX, INC. (1)
2008/0065,204 Devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve leaflet 28 2007
 
RADIOMED CORP. (1)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
2005/0222,674 Endoluminal graft with a prosthetic valve 159 2005
 
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (3)
7,429,269 Aortic prosthetic devices 168 2004
7,201,772 Fluid flow prosthetic device 302 2004
7,442,204 Fluid flow prosthetic device 177 2006
 
Servetus Partnership (1)
4,878,906 Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel 882 1988
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
5,968,068 Endovascular delivery system 233 1996
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (1)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (15)
5,957,949 Percutaneous placement valve stent 691 1997
7,105,016 Integrated mechanical handle with quick slide mechanism 125 2004
2004/0267,357 Cardiac valve modification method and device 134 2004
6,989,027 Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly 272 2004
7,316,706 Tensioning device, system, and method for treating mitral valve regurgitation 166 2004
2004/0260,394 Cardiac valve annulus compressor system 162 2004
2007/0255,396 Chrodae Tendinae Girdle 108 2004
2006/0282,161 Valve annulus reduction system 141 2004
2007/0093,869 Device, system, and method for contracting tissue in a mammalian body 230 2004
2006/0167,474 Apparatus and method for elongation of a papillary muscle 95 2004
2006/0247,763 Coronary sinus approach for repair of mitral valve regurgitation 103 2004
2007/0010,878 Coronary sinus approach for repair of mitral valve regurgitation 95 2004
2007/0051,377 Cardiac valve annulus reduction system 163 2004
2005/0203,605 Radially crush-resistant stent 170 2005
7,591,848 Riveted stent valve for percutaneous use 29 2006
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
5,575,818 Endovascular stent with locking ring 479 1995
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (5)
6,379,383 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 272 1999
2001/0032,013 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 224 2001
6,936,066 Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same 161 2002
7,300,457 Self-supporting metallic implantable grafts, compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same 98 2002
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 209 2003
 
MEDICORP, S.A. (1)
6,059,809 Protective angioplasty device 114 1998
 
RAS HOLDING CORP. (1)
6,146,366 Device for the treatment of macular degeneration and other eye disorders 165 1998
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (3)
4,917,102 Guidewire assembly with steerable adjustable tip 305 1988
5,496,346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 386 1993
2004/0093,005 Protective sleeve assembly for a balloon catheter 99 2002
 
Artemis Medical, Inc. (2)
6,221,006 Entrapping apparatus and method for use 416 1999
6,758,855 Target tissue localization device 272 2002
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
5,855,597 Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery 476 1997
6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 343 1999
6,245,102 Stent, stent graft and stent valve 472 1999
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (4)
6,830,584 Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route 323 2002
7,329,278 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 180 2006
2007/0043,435 Non-cylindrical prosthetic valve system for transluminal delivery 268 2006
2009/0164,006 PROSTHETIC VALVE FOR TRANSLUMINAL DELIVERY 65 2009
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACE, LTD (2)
7,195,641 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 245 2002
2003/0023,303 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 277 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (39)
4,339,831 Dynamic annulus heart valve and reconstruction ring 293 1981
4,345,340 Stent for mitral/tricuspid heart valve 205 1981
4,665,906 Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements 1548 1986
5,032,128 Heart valve prosthesis 362 1988
5,449,384 Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets 150 1992
5,489,294 Steroid eluting stitch-in chronic cardiac lead 150 1994
5,746,709 Intravascular pump and bypass assembly and method for using the same 186 1996
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 312 1997
5,824,056 Implantable medical device formed from a refractory metal having a thin coating disposed thereon 273 1997
6,896,690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 258 2000
6,371,983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 258 2000
6,692,513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 175 2001
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 303 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 168 2001
6,890,330 Intracardiovascular access (ICVATM) system 113 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 195 2001
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 164 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 240 2002
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 187 2003
6,939,365 Fixturing assembly 184 2003
7,578,843 Heart valve prosthesis 44 2003
7,097,659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 140 2003
7,201,761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 134 2003
2005/0015,112 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 146 2003
2005/0149,181 Bileaflet prosthetic valve and method of manufacture 121 2004
7,470,284 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 89 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 150 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 280 2004
7,544,206 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 141 2004
2005/0131,438 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 187 2004
2005/0055,088 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 167 2004
2005/0085,841 Expandable sheath for delivering instruments and agents into a body lumen and methods for use 193 2004
2005/0085,842 Expandable guide sheath and apparatus with distal protection and methods for use 287 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 192 2004
7,300,463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 113 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 170 2005
2005/0261,759 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 206 2005
7,780,726 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 71 2007
2010/0198,346 Method for Guiding a Medical Device 62 2009
 
Vascutek Limited (1)
6,352,554 Prosthetic tubular aortic conduit and method for manufacturing the same 72 1999
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (7)
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 332 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 404 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 539 1996
5,907,893 Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents 405 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 282 1997
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 203 1999
2004/0210,240 Method and repair device for treating mitral valve insufficiency 155 2003
 
ENTEGRIS, INC. (1)
2004/0121,494 Infrared thermopile detector system for semiconductor process monitoring and control 1 2003
 
NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,986,742 Pressure transducer protection valve 94 2005
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4,343,048 Stent for a cardiac valve 341 1980
 
PULMONX (3)
5,954,766 Body fluid flow control device 270 1997
2002/0095,209 Body fluid flow control device 199 2002
2004/0055,606 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 160 2003
 
AM DISCOVERY, INC. (1)
2005/0228,495 Suspended heart valve devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve 228 2005
 
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS (1)
4,297,749 Heart valve prosthesis 342 1980
 
DOW CORNING CORPORATION (1)
4,681,908 Hard organopolysiloxane release coating 103 1985
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (15)
5,800,456 Spiral stent 306 1997
6,200,336 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 400 1999
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 393 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 197 2002
2004/0117,004 Stent and method of forming a stent with integral barbs 285 2003
2007/0027,518 Percutaneously deployed vascular valves 103 2004
7,128,759 Implantable medical device with constrained expansion 76 2004
2004/0254,636 Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member 207 2004
7,153,324 Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices 165 2004
2005/0085,900 Prosthetic valve for implantation in a body vessel 157 2004
7,618,447 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 42 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 302 2004
2005/0085,890 Prosthesis deployment system retention device 173 2004
2007/0106,372 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH CONSTRAINED EXPANSION 21 2006
2007/0100,435 Artificial prostheses with preferred geometries 110 2006
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (5)
6,527,800 Vascular device and method for valve leaflet apposition 189 2001
6,695,878 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 207 2001
6,676,698 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 259 2001
6,974,476 Percutaneous aortic valve 229 2003
7,041,128 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 140 2004
 
Angiomed GmbH & Co. Medizintechnik KG (1)
2004/0093,075 Stent with valve and method of use thereof 177 2003
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
6,162,208 Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same 324 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL HEART INSTITUTE OF MONTANA FOUNDATION (3)
6,352,708 Solution and method for treating autologous tissue for implant operation 207 1999
6,277,555 Compliant dehydrated tissue for implantation and process of making the same 205 2000
7,125,418 Sigmoid valve and method for its percutaneous implantation 57 2003
 
World Medical Manufacturing Corporation (2)
4,872,874 Method and apparatus for transarterial aortic graft insertion and implantation 459 1987
5,591,195 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 436 1995
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
7,147,663 Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods 157 2000
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (3)
6,493,608 Aspects of a control system of a minimally invasive surgical apparatus 176 1999
6,424,885 Camera referenced control in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus 205 1999
6,676,684 Roll-pitch-roll-yaw surgical tool 126 2001
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (2)
5,944,738 Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device 651 1998
6,468,303 Retrievable self expanding shunt 211 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (5)
5,716,417 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 211 1995
5,876,436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 97 1997
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 225 2000
7,018,404 Conduit for aorta or pulmonary artery replacement 44 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 90 2003
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (2)
2009/0222,082 Transcatheter Heart Valve Prostheses 47 2007
2009/0082,858 Transcatheter Delivery of a Replacement Heart Valve 48 2008
 
SECANT MEDICAL, LLC (1)
6,159,239 Woven stent/graft structure 249 1998
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
6,673,089 Implantable stroke treating device 234 2000
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (2)
6,562,058 Intravascular filter system 342 2001
6,689,164 Annuloplasty device for use in minimally invasive procedure 296 2002
 
NU MED, MAIN STREET, HOPKINTON, NY 12940 A CORP. OF NY (1)
5,002,559 PTCA catheter 194 1989
 
BIOMED SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
6,488,704 Implantable particle measuring apparatus 297 2001
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (2)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 273 2002
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 250 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 210 2002
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 128 2002
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 422 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 288 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (4)
6,585,758 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 180 1999
6,398,807 Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor 225 2000
6,622,604 Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent 197 2000
6,652,571 Braided, branched, implantable device and processes for manufacture thereof 185 2000
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 501 1994
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9,078,749 Truncated cone heart valve stent 7 2014
9,254,192 Truncated cone heart valve stent 0 2015
 
TENDYNE HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 2011/0004,296 Heart Valve Stent 34 2008
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
9,149,207 Annuloplasty sizers for minimally invasive procedures 0 2013
 
4Tech Inc. (2)
9,241,702 Method and apparatus for tricuspid valve repair using tension 0 2012
9,307,980 Tricuspid valve repair using tension 0 2013
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (8)
8,840,661 Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis 7 2009
8,834,563 Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages 18 2009
* 2010/0161,045 EXPANDABLE PROSTHETIC VALVE HAVING ANCHORING APPENDAGES 66 2009
9,248,017 Support device for valve prostheses and corresponding kit 0 2011
8,540,768 Cardiac valve prosthesis 4 2011
9,289,289 Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses 0 2012
9,161,836 Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses 0 2012
8,920,492 Cardiac valve prosthesis 0 2013
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CARDIAQ LLC (7)
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
D755384 Stent 0 2014
9,333,073 Vascular implant and delivery method 0 2014
9,333,074 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2015
 
TENDYNE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,095,433 Truncated cone heart valve stent 2 2011
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