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James L Cox: Replacement heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, April 13, 2004: US06719789 (431 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve has leaflets made of a thin and flexible material. The side edges of adjacent leaflets are sewn together so as to form a substantially tubular valve structure having an in-flow end and an out-flow end. Each of the leaflets is adapted to flex inwardly into and out of engageme ...


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Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen: Prosthetic heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, January 27, 2004: US06682559 (416 worldwide citation)

A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with ...


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James Peter Anduiza, Rodolfo C Quijano, Hosheng Tu: Percutaneously deliverable heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, April 5, 2005: US06875231 (343 worldwide citation)

A percutaneously deliverable heart valve prosthesis and method of delivery, wherein the prosthesis is anchored to a valvular annulus of a patient and used to replace the patient's diseased valve. The prosthesis is supported by a rigid frame that is generally fixed, but capable of being modified betw ...


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Hosheng Tu, Rodolfo C Quijano: Delivery system for a stentless valve bioprosthesis. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, January 27, 2004: US06682558 (327 worldwide citation)

The current invention discloses a catheter and a method for delivering a stentless bioprosthesis in a body channel, the method comprising percutaneously introducing a catheter into the body channel, wherein the catheter contains said stentless bioprosthesis at a retracted state; and disengaging said ...


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Jason Artof, Rodolfo C Quijano, Hosheng Tu: Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods of implantation. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, December 14, 2004: US06830585 (317 worldwide citation)

This invention discloses a percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods of implantation thereof comprising a valve implantation system to be placed at a body channel of a patient comprising a flexible tissue valve with a plurality of valvular leaflets, each of the leaflets having an in-flow ed ...


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James L Cox: Replacement atrioventricular heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, January 6, 2004: US06673109 (290 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for using tubular material to replace a semilunar heart valve (i.e., an aortic or pulmonary valve). To create such a replacement valve, the native valve cusps are removed from inside an aorta or pulmonary artery, and the inlet end of a tubular segment is sutured to the valve an ...


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James Cox: Replacement semilunar heart valve. 3f Therapeutics, Jones Day, May 18, 2004: US06736846 (277 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for using tubular material to replace a semilunar heart valve (i.e., an aortic or pulmonary valve). To create such a replacement valve, the native valve cusps are removed from inside an aorta or pulmonary artery, and the inlet end of a tubular segment is sutured to the valve an ...


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Oleg Svanidze, Keith E Myers: Minimally invasive valve replacement system. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, May 16, 2006: US07044966 (257 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for minimally invasive replacement of a valve. The system includes a collapsible valve and anchoring structure, devices and methods for expanding the valve anchoring structure, adhesive means to seal the valve to the surrounding tissue, a catheter-based valve sizing and delivery ...


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Jason Artof, Tuoc Tan Nguyen, Keith E Myers: Minimally invasive valve replacement system. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, September 5, 2006: US07101396 (254 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for minimally invasive replacement of a valve. The system includes a collapsible valve and anchoring structure, devices and methods for expanding the valve anchoring structure, adhesive means to seal the valve to the surrounding tissue, a catheter-based valve sizing and delivery ...


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Rodolfo C Quijano, Hosheng Tu: Expandable medical implant and percutaneous delivery. 3f Therapeutics, Jones Day, October 19, 2004: US06805711 (227 worldwide citation)

An expandable annular ring for implantation in a valvular annulus and its percutaneous use thereof comprises a plurality of stenting elements made of a first shape-memory material having a first shape-transition temperature, wherein the first shape-memory material expands to a preshape when the firs ...