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, MN4860

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Chouinard, Paul F Maple Grove, US 44 2207
Hill, Jason P Cottage Grove, US 60 587
Richardson, Leonard B Minneapolis, US 37 607
Shoemaker, Susan M Elk River, US 29 974

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Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation (5)
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MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (1)
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2004/0117,009 Prosthetic mitral valve 134 2003
7,044,966 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 200 2003
2005/0075,726 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 71 2003
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6,911,043 Prosthetic heart value 169 2004
7,037,333 Prosthetic heart valve 107 2004
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (19)
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6,997,951 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 147 2002
7,011,682 Methods and apparatus for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure 151 2003
2004/0133,220 Adjustable transluminal annuloplasty system 196 2003
7,004,176 Heart valve leaflet locator 150 2003
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2005/0222,678 Remotely adjustable coronary sinus implant 122 2004
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CARDIACMD, INC. (3)
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CARDIAC VALVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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6,736,845 Holder for flexible heart valve 141 2001
6,692,512 Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use 280 2001
6,726,716 Self-molding annuloplasty ring 161 2001
6,749,630 Tricuspid ring and template 139 2001
6,723,122 Container and method for storing and delivering minimally-invasive heart valves 67 2001
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6,802,860 Annuloplasty ring delivery system 113 2003
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2004/0093,080 Bioactive coatings to prevent tissue overgrowth on artificial heart valves 73 2003
6,966,925 Heart valve holder and method for resisting suture looping 59 2003
2004/0148,018 Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band 125 2003
7,063,722 Method of implanting a self-molding annuloplasty ring 53 2004
2004/0254,600 Methods and devices for endovascular mitral valve correction from the left coronary sinus 89 2004
2004/0176,839 Low-profile heart valve sewing ring and method of use 78 2004
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2005/0171,601 Minimally-invasive annuloplasty repair segment delivery system 80 2005
2006/0041,306 Devices and methods for heart valve treatment 97 2005
2006/0036,317 Decives and methods for heart valve treatment 51 2005
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2006/0064,118 Device and a method for treatment of atrioventricular regurgitation 74 2005
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CARDIAC DIMENSIONS PTY. LTD. (15)
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2006/0142,854 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 72 2003
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6,964,683 System and method to effect the mitral valve annulus of a heart 98 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 156 2003
2004/0030,382 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 201 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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2005/0027,351 Mitral valve regurgitation treatment device and method 99 2003
2005/0137,449 Tissue shaping device with self-expanding anchors 79 2003
2005/0137,450 Tapered connector for tissue shaping device 82 2003
2004/0193,260 Anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 96 2004
2005/0033,419 Mitral valve therapy device, system and method 87 2004
2005/0261,704 Mitral valve therapy assembly and method 82 2005
2005/0216,077 Fixed length anchor and pull mitral valve device and method 87 2005
2005/0272,969 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 82 2005
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
2005/0240,259 Anchoring barb for attachment to a medical prosthesis 85 2005
 
Starion Instruments Corporation (1)
2004/0199,155 Devices and methods for repair of valves in the human body 46 2004
 
CARDIAC CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2003/0229,395 Mitral valve annuloplasty ring 116 2003
 
TAMKANG UNIVERSITY (1)
6,896,700 Tri-leaflet mechanical heart valve 56 2003
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (4)
2004/0267,357 Cardiac valve modification method and device 135 2004
6,989,027 Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly 274 2004
2004/0260,394 Cardiac valve annulus compressor system 166 2004
2005/0203,605 Radially crush-resistant stent 172 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, LLC (1)
6,951,573 Prosthetic aortic valve 52 2001
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (2)
7,018,408 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 132 2003
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 210 2003
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (4)
7,087,064 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 245 2002
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2005/0038,506 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 65 2002
2004/0133,273 Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair 184 2003
 
HELMUT GULBINS (1)
2005/0143,810 Cardiovascular implant, method and device for its production, and its provision for surgery 42 2004
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 345 1999
 
TRICARDIUM, LLC (1)
2006/0111,774 Low noise heart valve prosthesis and method for operation 36 2005
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (1)
6,830,584 Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route 327 2002
 
QUANTUM CORPORATION (1)
2005/0149,014 Cardiac valve leaflet attachment device and methods thereof 130 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (32)
7,018,407 Valve holder for tricuspid heart valve 49 1981
6,334,873 Heart valve having tissue retention with anchors and an outer sheath 53 1998
7,022,134 Bifurcated biological pulmonary valved conduit 44 2000
6,918,917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 149 2000
6,926,730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 107 2000
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 307 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 169 2001
6,955,689 Annuloplasty band and method 115 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 196 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 120 2002
6,719,786 Flexible annuloplasty prosthesis and holder 88 2002
6,921,407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 166 2002
6,761,735 Heart valve fixation process and apparatus 47 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 243 2002
7,033,390 Prosthetic heart valve system 56 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 190 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 126 2003
2005/0015,112 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 147 2003
2005/0107,872 Implantable heart valve prosthetic devices having intrinsically conductive polymers 54 2003
2005/0149,181 Bileaflet prosthetic valve and method of manufacture 122 2004
7,066,954 Annuloplasty system 57 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 98 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 97 2004
2005/0228,496 Pharmacological delivery implement for use with cardiac repair devices 42 2004
2005/0131,438 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 189 2004
2005/0055,088 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 169 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 234 2004
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2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 132 2004
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EVALVE, NC. (1)
2004/0044,350 Steerable access sheath and methods of use 228 2003
 
Sciencity Co., Ltd. (1)
2005/0165,478 Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof 40 2005
 
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6,942,694 Tissue annuloplasty band and apparatus and method for fashioning, sizing and implanting the same 130 2001
6,913,608 Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair 312 2001
7,070,618 Mitral shield 87 2001
6,790,231 Apparatus and method for reducing mitral regurgitation 187 2002
6,890,353 Method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation 182 2002
6,986,775 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 279 2003
2005/0055,087 Devices and methods for cardiac annulus stabilization and treatment 179 2003
2004/0193,191 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 299 2003
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2004/0243,227 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 200 2004
2005/0065,550 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 158 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 165 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 197 2004
2006/0025,750 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 117 2004
2006/0025,784 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 118 2004
2006/0058,817 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 113 2004
2005/0216,078 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 109 2005
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
2004/0210,240 Method and repair device for treating mitral valve insufficiency 156 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (1)
6,875,224 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 112 2001
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
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NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. (2)
2004/0186,444 Pressure responsive slit valve assembly for a plurality of fluids and uses thereof 110 2003
2005/0027,261 Pressure actuated valve with improved slit configuration 82 2003
 
PULMONX (1)
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 205 1999
 
AM DISCOVERY, INC. (1)
2005/0228,495 Suspended heart valve devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve 230 2005
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (12)
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 400 2001
6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 202 2002
2004/0225,348 Intraluminal support device with graft 44 2004
2004/0254,636 Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member 209 2004
2005/0085,900 Prosthetic valve for implantation in a body vessel 158 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 309 2004
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2005/0192,606 Valvulotome with a cutting edge 61 2005
2005/0228,486 Implantable frame with variable compliance 46 2005
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2006/0047,297 Placement of multiple intraluminal medical devices within a body vessel 42 2005
2006/0136,044 Medical device with bioactive agent 41 2005
 
Biomedical Research Associates, Inc. (2)
6,958,076 Implantable venous valve 72 2002
2006/0111,773 Prosthetic venous valves 38 2005
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (6)
6,527,800 Vascular device and method for valve leaflet apposition 192 2001
6,695,878 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 209 2001
6,676,698 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 263 2001
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2004/0098,098 Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall 93 2003
7,041,128 Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition 142 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
7,089,051 Implantable medical device with valve opening detector 36 2001
 
co.don Aktiengesellschaft (1)
6,764,508 Method and device for inserting implants into human organs 83 2002
 
QuickRing Medical Technologies, Ltd. (1)
2004/0236,419 Implantation system for annuloplasty rings 179 2004
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (2)
6,916,338 Synthetic leaflets for heart valve repair or replacement 58 2002
2004/0186,566 Body tissue remodeling methods and apparatus 200 2004
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
2004/0122,448 Cardiac devices and methods for percutaneous repair of atrioventricular valves 109 2003
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
7,052,507 Catheter with balloon 52 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (13)
6,709,457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 97 1999
6,695,866 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 217 2000
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 228 2000
6,730,122 Prosthetic heart valve with increased lumen 41 2000
6,953,332 Mandrel for use in forming valved prostheses having polymer leaflets by dip coating 87 2000
6,936,067 Prosthetic heart valve with slit stent 116 2001
6,562,069 Polymer leaflet designs for medical devices 44 2001
6,881,224 Fatigue test for prosthetic stent 49 2001
6,719,790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 70 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 80 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 90 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 91 2003
2004/0167,539 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 130 2004
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (2)
6,726,715 Fiber-reinforced heart valve prosthesis 79 2001
2004/0044,403 Tissue-engineered vascular structures 57 2003
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (1)
2005/0113,910 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 254 2004
 
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA (1)
2005/0244,460 Biodegradable crosslinking strategies using triglycidyl amine (TGA) 38 2005
 
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
6,719,784 Counter rotational layering of ePTFE to improve mechanical properties of a prosthesis 47 2001
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (1)
6,881,199 Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft 78 2001
 
Tradinco AB (1)
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DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (4)
2005/0273,160 Pulmonary vein valve implant 92 2005
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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
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