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John Gainor, Jeff Helgerson, Richard S Kusleika, Dennis L Olson II: Retrievable septal defect closure device. ev3, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 28, 2005: US06911037 (115 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a septal defect closure device (10) having a first occluding disk (30) having a first flexible membrane (32) attached to a first frame (34) and a second occluding disk (20) having a second flexible membrane (22) attached to a separate second frame (24). The first frame ...


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John Gainor, Britt K Norton, Orson James May, Anthony C Phillips: Self-transitioning spinal disc anulus occulsion device and method of use. Raymedica, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, April 25, 2006: US07033393 (102 worldwide citation)

An occlusion device for occluding a defect in a spinal disc anulus, including a plate and a retention device. The plate defines an anulus contact face. The retention device extends from the contact face of the plate and defines an anulus engagement portion. The retention device is deflectable relati ...


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Gary A Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, John Gainor, Christopher M Banick: Stentless support structure. HLT, Inskeep IP Group, March 10, 2015: US08974523 (32 worldwide citation)

A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support s ...


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John Gainor, Jeff Helgerson, Richard S Kusleika, Dennis L Olson II: Retrievable septal defect closure device. ev3, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 27, 2008: US07377936 (20 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a septal defect closure device (10) having a first occluding disk (30) having a first flexible membrane (32) attached to a first frame (34) and a second occluding disk (20) having a second flexible membrane (22) attached to a separate second frame (24). The first frame ...


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John Gainor: Reinforced commissural support structure. HLT, Inskeep IP Group, April 15, 2014: US08696737 (9 worldwide citation)

A device and method for controlling commissural tip deflection of a prosthetic valve, thereby both preventing failure due to repeated movement and/or uneven loading of the commissural points and also improving coaptation of the valve leaflets, including connecting reinforcing material between the co ...


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Robert Foster Wilson, John Gainor: Intravascular cuff. HLT, Inskeep IP Group, March 4, 2014: US08663312 (6 worldwide citation)

An intravascular cuff acts as a lining between a native vessel and an intravascular prosthetic device. During deployment, the ends of the cuff curl back upon themselves and are capable of trapping native tissue, such as valve leaflet tissue, between the ends. The cuff creates a seal between the vess ...


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John Gainor: Reinforced commissural support structure. HLT, Inskeep IP Group, October 31, 2017: US09801711 (1 worldwide citation)

A device and method for controlling commissural tip deflection of a prosthetic valve, thereby both preventing failure due to repeated movement and/or uneven loading of the commissural points and also improving coaptation of the valve leaflets, including connecting reinforcing material between the co ...


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John Gainor, Gary A Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, Christopher M Banick: Stentless support structure. HLT, Inskeep IP Group, July 17, 2018: US10022221

A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support s ...


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John Gainor, Gary A Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, Christopher M Banick: Stentless support structure. HLT, Inskeep IP Group, July 28, 2015: US09089423

A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support s ...


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Gary A Thill, Robert Foster Wilson, John Gainor, Christopher M Banick: Stentless support structure. HLT, Inskeep IP Group, November 10, 2015: US09180002

A stentless support structure capable of being at least partly assembled in situ. The support structure comprises a braided tube that is very flexible and, when elongated, becomes very long and very small in diameter, thereby being capable of placement within a small diameter catheter. The support s ...