09629718 cites 712 patents.

A system includes a medical device for implanting in a valve of a subject, the implantable medical device having a self-expanding frame; and a holder configured to retain the frame of the implantable medical device in a constricted configuration and to control expansion of the frame. The holder has a controllably constrictable and expandable loop, wherein the loop is disposed about at least a portion of the self-expanding frame such that constriction or expansion of the first loop controls constriction or expansion of the frame.

Title
Valve delivery tool
Application Number
14/268375
Publication Number
9629718 (B2)
Application Date
May 2, 2014
Publication Date
April 25, 2017
Inventor
Deirdre McGowan Smyth
Ballybrit
IE
Mark Casley
Ballybrit
IE
Evelyn Birmingham
Ballybrit
IE
Marc Anderson
Ballybrit
IE
Matthew Weston
Roseville
MN, US
Timothy Ryan
Shorewood
MN, US
Matthew Rust
Windsor
CA, US
Behrooz Nadian
Maple Grove
MN, US
Carolyn Majkrzak
Chanhassen
MN, US
Timothy Groen
Rush City
MN, US
Michael Gloss
Minneapolis
MN, US
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/95
A61F 2/24
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