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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 (630 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 (356 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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Matthew R Selmon, Charles F Milo, Robert L Wynne, Suresh S Pai, Kent D Dell, Charles Gresl: Methods and apparatus for treating vascular occlusions. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, April 17, 2001: US06217549 (166 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter system for the treatment of occluded blood vessels that includes tissue displacement or hinged expansion members that are movable from a closed to an open position. An actuating assembly may be provided for moving the tissue expansion members between an open and closed posi ...


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Sylvester Lucatero, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sandra Saenz, Larry B Rogers: Fixation device delivery catheter, systems and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Reeta K Whitney, June 5, 2007: US07226467 (157 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, methods and kits are provided for delivering interventional devices to a target location with a body. Such interventional devices particularly include fixation devices or any devices which approximate tissue, such as valve leaflets. The delivery devices and systems direct the inter ...


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Matthew R Selmon, Charles F Milo, Robert L Wynne, Suresh S Pai, Kent D Dell, Charles Gresl, Gerald Hansen, E Richard Hill III: Methods and apparatus for treating vascular occlusions. LuMend, Shemwell Gregory & Courtney, October 5, 2004: US06800085 (133 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter system for the treatment of occluded blood vessels that includes tissue displacement or hinged expansion members that are movable from a closed to an open position. An actuating assembly may be provided for moving the tissue expansion members between an open and closed posi ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Alfred H Raschdorf Jr, Jaime E Sarabia, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Kent D Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T Powell: Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, June 15, 2010: US07736388 (128 worldwide citation)

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 use ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Alfred H Raschdorf Jr, Jaime E Sarabia, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Kent D Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T Powell: Fixation device and methods for engaging tissue. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, July 21, 2009: US07563267 (119 worldwide citation)

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 use ...


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Ron Ray Hundertmark, Brian Farley, Kent D Dell, Bernard H Andreas: Intravascular catheter with guiding structure. Devices for Vasclar Intervention, Douglas A Peninsula IP Group Chaikin Esq, July 1, 1997: US05643296 (118 worldwide citation)

Intravascular catheters that include a flexible catheter body, a distal housing secured to the catheter body, a work element disposed within the housing and exposed to the external environment through a side window, and a guiding structure for the work element, are disclosed. An axial path through t ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Mark E Deem, Kent D Dell, Martin S Dieck, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Hanson S Gifford III, Brain B Martin, Ferolyn T Powell, Frederick G St Goar: Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, October 27, 2009: US07608091 (117 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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Daniel J Conley, Mark E Deem, Kent D Dell, Bernard H Andreas: Atherectomy catheter. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 23, 1997: US05669920 (116 worldwide citation)

An improved atherectomy catheter and methods of making and using a catheter are disclosed. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises a housing shaft having a torsionally-reinforced outer layer concentrically disposed over a polymeric inner layer, with an inflation tube disposed concentrically over t ...