US Patent No: 8,128,681

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Venous valve apparatus, system, and method

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A venous valve with a tubular frame that includes an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface and defining a lumen, and a cover over at least the outer surface of the tubular frame, where the cover includes surfaces defining a reversibly sealable opening for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the lumen. A system with the venous valve and a catheter including a proximal end and a distal end, the venous valve located between the proximal end and distal end of the catheter. A method including forming the venous valve and reversibly joining the venous valve and a catheter. A method including positioning at least part of the catheter including the venous valve at a predetermined location and deploying the venous valve from the catheter at the predetermined location.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4975

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Chouinard, Paul F Maple Grove, MN 58 1526
Hill, Jason P Brooklyn Park, MN 79 289
Richardson, Leonard B Minneapolis, MN 48 170
Shoemaker, Susan M Elk River, MN 38 717

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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (3)
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