07736388 is referenced by 128 patents and cites 573 patents.

The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.

Title
Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue
Application Number
11/623590
Publication Number
7736388 (B2)
Application Date
January 16, 2007
Publication Date
June 15, 2010
Inventor
Ferolyn T Powell
San Francisco
CA, US
Jan Komtebedde
Los Gatos
CA, US
Kent D Dell
Redwood City
CA, US
Sylvia Wen Chin Fan
San Francisco
CA, US
Jaime E Sarabia
San Jose
CA, US
Alfred H Raschdorf Jr
San Francisco
CA, US
Eric A Goldfarb
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Evalve
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/24
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