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Frederick G St Goar, James I Lin Fann, Mark E Deem, Hanson S Gifford III, Martin S Dieck, Brian B Martin, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Ferolyn T Powell: Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 7, 2003: US06629534 (597 worldwide citation)

The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Brian B Martin, Ferolyn T Powell, Alfred H Raschdorf, Troy L Thornton: Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair. Evalve, Lynn M Thompson, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 22, 2004: US06752813 (334 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraum ...


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Brian B Martin, Troy L Thornton: Suture fasteners and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 23, 2006: US07048754 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatuses, systems, methods and kits for fastening sutures or similar devices used in medical surgical procedures. In particular, the present invention is suitable for use with percutaneous or minimally invasive procedures in which sutures are placed with catheter-ba ...


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Gordon H Epstein, Todd E Lempert, Brian B Martin, David M Taylor: Expansile device for use in blood vessels and tracts in the body and tension application device for use therewith and method. BioInterventional Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 2, 2000: US06056769 (227 worldwide citation)

A device for expansion within a blood vessel having a wall defining a lumen in the body. A first elongate tubular member has proximal and distal extremities and has a longitudinal axis. An expansile member is carried by the distal extremity of the first elongate tubular member is and movable between ...


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Gordon H Epstein, Todd E Lempert, Brian B Martin: Expansile device for use in blood vessels and tracts in the body and tension application device for use therewith and method. BioInterventional Coporation, Robert H Pinsker, Flehr Hohbach Albritton & Herbert Test, July 13, 1999: US05922009 (175 worldwide citation)

A device for expansion within a blood vessel having a wall defining a lumen in the body. The device comprises a first elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and having a longitudinal axis. An expansile member is carried by the distal extremity of the first elongate tubular me ...


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Martin S Dieck, Brian B Martin: Methods and devices for filtering fluid flow through a body structure. Concentric Medical, Hoekendijk & Lynch, July 30, 2002: US06425909 (174 worldwide citation)

An intravascular filter having a filament which expands a filter element. The filament is a coil which is stretched to reduce the diameter of the coil for introduction. The filter element is preferably biased toward the closed position and is opened by the coil when tension is released on the coil. ...


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Gordon H Epstein, Todd E Lempert, Brian B Martin, David M Taylor: Expansile device for use in blood vessels and tracts in the body and tension application device for use therewith and method. Biointerventional Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, September 14, 1999: US05951589 (162 worldwide citation)

A device for expansion within a blood vessel having a wall defining a lumen in the body. A first elongate tubular member has proximal and distal extremities and has a longitudinal axis. An expansile member is carried by the distal extremity of the first elongate tubular member and is movable between ...


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Gordon H Epstein, Todd E Lempert, Brian B Martin, David M Taylor: Expansile device for use in blood vessels and tracts in the body and method. BioInterventional Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 2, 2000: US06056770 (158 worldwide citation)

A device for expansion within a blood vessel having a wall defining a lumen in the body. The device comprises an elongated tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and having a longitudinal axis. An expansile member is carried by the distal extremity of the elongated tubular member and ...


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Brian B Martin, Amy R Raatikka, Troy L Thornton, Ferolyn T Powell: Steerable access sheath and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, March 23, 2010: US07682319 (103 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides devices, systems, methods and kits for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by an access sheath which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally direc ...