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, MN5044

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Chouinard, Paul F Maple Grove, US 45 2343
Hill, Jason P Cottage Grove, US 62 645
Richardson, Leonard B Minneapolis, US 37 686
Shoemaker, Susan M Elk River, US 31 1019

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Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation (5)
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Les Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg (1)
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The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (6)
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2004/0117,009 Prosthetic mitral valve 145 2003
7,044,966 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 218 2003
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (19)
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6,997,951 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 161 2002
7,011,682 Methods and apparatus for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure 159 2003
2004/0133,220 Adjustable transluminal annuloplasty system 214 2003
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CARDIACMD, INC. (3)
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CARDIAC VALVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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6,692,512 Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use 295 2001
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2004/0093,080 Bioactive coatings to prevent tissue overgrowth on artificial heart valves 75 2003
6,966,925 Heart valve holder and method for resisting suture looping 62 2003
2004/0148,018 Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band 131 2003
7,063,722 Method of implanting a self-molding annuloplasty ring 54 2004
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2006/0041,306 Devices and methods for heart valve treatment 99 2005
2006/0036,317 Decives and methods for heart valve treatment 53 2005
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6,964,683 System and method to effect the mitral valve annulus of a heart 101 2004
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SHAKNOVICH, ALEXANDER (1)
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Zimmer Orthobiologics, Inc. (1)
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2004/0003,819 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 160 2003
2004/0030,382 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 208 2003
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ABPS VENTURE ONE, LTD. (3)
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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (3)
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2005/0055,089 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus 188 2004
2005/0228,422 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools 103 2005
2006/0106,278 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of an adjustable bridge implant system 40 2005
2006/0106,279 Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of a bridge implant having an adjustable bridge stop 47 2005
 
CARDIAC DIMENSIONS, INC. (11)
2004/0158,321 Method of implanting a mitral valve therapy device 142 2003
2004/0220,654 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 89 2003
2004/0220,657 Tissue shaping device with conformable anchors 133 2003
2005/0027,351 Mitral valve regurgitation treatment device and method 102 2003
2005/0137,449 Tissue shaping device with self-expanding anchors 82 2003
2005/0137,450 Tapered connector for tissue shaping device 85 2003
2004/0193,260 Anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 100 2004
2005/0033,419 Mitral valve therapy device, system and method 90 2004
2005/0261,704 Mitral valve therapy assembly and method 85 2005
2005/0216,077 Fixed length anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 90 2005
2005/0272,969 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 85 2005
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
2005/0240,259 Anchoring barb for attachment to a medical prosthesis 88 2005
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
2004/0199,155 Devices and methods for repair of valves in the human body 48 2004
 
CARDIAC CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2003/0229,395 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring 129 2003
 
TAMKANG UNIVERSITY (1)
6,896,700 Tri-leaflet mechanical heart valve 59 2003
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (4)
2004/0267,357 Cardiac valve modification method and device 143 2004
6,989,027 Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly 290 2004
2004/0260,394 Cardiac valve annulus compressor system 179 2004
2005/0203,605 Radially crush-resistant stent 182 2005
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (2)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
 
MEDICAL CARBON RESEARCH INSTITUTE, L.L.C. (1)
6,951,573 Prosthetic aortic valve 56 2001
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (2)
7,018,408 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 140 2003
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 223 2003
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (4)
7,087,064 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 267 2002
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 166 2002
2005/0038,506 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 66 2002
2004/0133,273 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 205 2003
 
HELMUT GULBINS (1)
2005/0143,810 Cardiovascular implant, method and device for its production, and its provision for surgery 43 2004
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 361 1999
 
TRICARDIUM, LLC (1)
2006/0111,774 Low noise heart valve prosthesis and method for operation 37 2005
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (1)
6,830,584 Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route 361 2002
 
QUANTUM CORPORATION (1)
2005/0149,014 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 142 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (32)
7,018,407 Valve holder for tricuspid heart valve 50 1981
6,334,873 Heart valve having tissue retention with anchors and an outer sheath 57 1998
7,022,134 Bifurcated biological pulmonary valved conduit 45 2000
6,918,917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 155 2000
6,926,730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 113 2000
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 326 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 178 2001
6,955,689 Annuloplasty band and method 117 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 206 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 123 2002
6,719,786 Flexible annuloplasty prosthesis and holder 92 2002
6,921,407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 172 2002
6,761,735 Heart valve fixation process and apparatus 48 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 259 2002
7,033,390 Prosthetic heart valve system 57 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 201 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 136 2003
2005/0015,112 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 158 2003
2005/0107,872 Implantable heart valve prosthetic devices having intrinsically conductive polymers 62 2003
2005/0149,181 Bileaflet prosthetic valve and method of manufacture 129 2004
7,066,954 Annuloplasty system 59 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 102 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 99 2004
2005/0228,496 Pharmacological delivery implement for use with cardiac repair devices 43 2004
2005/0131,438 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 201 2004
2005/0055,088 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 179 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 256 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 122 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 139 2004
2005/0261,759 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 222 2005
2006/0099,326 Method for attachment of biomolecules to medical device surfaces 49 2005
2006/0149,358 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 39 2006
 
EVALVE, NC. (1)
2004/0044,350 Steerable access sheath and methods of use 239 2003
 
Sciencity Co., Ltd. (1)
2005/0165,478 Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof 41 2005
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
2004/0210,240 Method and repair device for treating mitral valve insufficiency 166 2003
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. (6)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 197 2004
2004/0243,227 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 208 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 176 2004
2006/0058,817 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 121 2004
2005/0216,078 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 115 2005
2006/0025,787 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 159 2005
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (1)
6,875,224 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 117 2001
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
* 4,343,048 Stent for a cardiac valve 369 1980
 
NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. (2)
2004/0186,444 Pressure responsive slit valve assembly for a plurality of fluids and uses thereof 113 2003
2005/0027,261 Pressure actuated valve with improved slit configuration 86 2003
 
PULMONX (1)
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 212 1999
 
AM DISCOVERY, INC. (1)
2005/0228,495 Suspended heart valve devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve 244 2005
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (13)
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 419 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 214 2002
2004/0225,348 Intraluminal support device with graft 45 2004
2004/0225,344 Devices, kits and methods for placing multiple intraluminal medical devices in a body vessel 45 2004
2004/0254,636 Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member 223 2004
2005/0085,900 Prosthetic valve for implantation in a body vessel 173 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 337 2004
2005/0187,614 Prosthetic valve with spacing member 54 2005
2005/0192,606 Valvulotome with a cutting edge 65 2005
2005/0228,486 Implantable frame with variable compliance 47 2005
2005/0283,178 Delivery system that facilitates visual inspection of an intraluminal medical device 38 2005
2006/0047,297 Placement of multiple intraluminal medical devices within a body vessel 45 2005
2006/0136,044 Medical device with bioactive agent 42 2005
 
Biomedical Research Associates, Inc. (2)
6,958,076 Implantable venous valve 73 2002
2006/0111,773 Prosthetic venous valves 39 2005
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (6)
6,527,800 Vascular device and method for valve leaflet apposition 209 2001
6,695,878 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 227 2001
6,676,698 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 284 2001
6,974,476 Percutaneous aortic valve 255 2003
2004/0098,098 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 97 2003
7,041,128 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 150 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
7,089,051 Implantable medical device with valve opening detector 37 2001
 
CO.DON AG (1)
6,764,508 Method and device for inserting implants into human organs 87 2002
 
QUICKRING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
2004/0236,419 Implantation system for annuloplasty rings 188 2004
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (2)
6,916,338 Synthetic leaflets for heart valve repair or replacement 60 2002
2004/0186,566 Body tissue remodeling methods and apparatus 221 2004
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
2004/0122,448 Cardiac devices and methods for percutaneous repair of atrioventricular valves 113 2003
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
7,052,507 Catheter with balloon 55 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (13)
6,709,457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 103 1999
6,695,866 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 225 2000
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 244 2000
6,730,122 Prosthetic heart valve with increased lumen 42 2000
6,953,332 Mandrel for use in forming valved prostheses having polymer leaflets by dip coating 96 2000
6,936,067 Prosthetic heart valve with slit stent 127 2001
6,562,069 Polymer leaflet designs for medical devices 48 2001
6,881,224 Fatigue test for prosthetic stent 51 2001
6,719,790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 71 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 86 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 94 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 93 2003
2004/0167,539 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 134 2004
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (2)
6,726,715 Fiber-reinforced heart valve prosthesis 85 2001
2004/0044,403 Tissue-engineered vascular structures 59 2003
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (1)
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 275 2004
 
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA (1)
2005/0244,460 Biodegradable crosslinking strategies using triglycidyl amine (TGA) 39 2005
 
COREVALVE S.A. (3)
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 456 2003
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 464 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 319 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
6,719,784 Counter rotational layering of ePTFE to improve mechanical properties of a prosthesis 49 2001
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (1)
6,881,199 Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft 83 2001
 
Tradinco AB (1)
2004/0162,610 Mitral and tricuspid vlave repair 117 2004
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (4)
2005/0273,160 Pulmonary vein valve implant 97 2005
2006/0020,327 Nonstented heart valves with formed in situ support 111 2005
2006/0025,854 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 86 2005
2006/0025,855 Translumenally implantable heart valve with multiple chamber formed in place support 177 2005
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
* 8,932,349 Cardiac valve, system, and method 8 2011
* 2011/0301,705 Cardiac Valve, System, and Method 0 2011
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CARDIAQ LLC (11)
9,408,607 Surgical implant devices and methods for their manufacture and use 0 2010
* 2011/0093,060 Surgical Implant Devices and Methods for their Manufacture and Use 12 2010
9,138,335 Surgical implant devices and methods for their manufacture and use 0 2012
9,456,896 Body cavity prosthesis 0 2013
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
9,532,869 Vascular implant 0 2014
9,333,073 Vascular implant and delivery method 0 2014
9,333,074 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2015
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