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Leonard B Richardson, Kevin D Edmunds: Annuloplasty ring with anchors fixed by curing polymer. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 3, 2013: US08523940 (33 worldwide citation)

Annuloplasty rings and methods for inserting annuloplasty rings are herein disclosed. The annuloplasty ring has a ring shell and a plurality of anchoring fasteners for anchoring the ring shell to adjacent heart tissue. To maintain the shape of the annuloplasty ring upon attachment of the ring to the ...


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Susan M Shoemaker, Leonard B Richardson, Paul F Chouinard, Jason P Hill: Venous valve apparatus, system, and method. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, March 6, 2012: US08128681 (30 worldwide citation)

A venous valve with a tubular frame that includes an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface and defining a lumen, and a cover over at least the outer surface of the tubular frame, where the cover includes surfaces defining a reversibly sealable opening for unidirectional flow ...


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Joseph M Thielen, Jason P Hill, Mark L Jenson, Michael J Pikus, Leonard B Richardson, Joel Groff: Automatic vascular closure deployment devices and methods. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, May 21, 2013: US08444673 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods of installing a vascular closure device, the vascular closure device adapted for sealing an opening in biological tissue and comprising an anchor, a compressible plug, a cinch and a suture, the method comprising the steps of providing an insertion sheath, inserting the insertion sheath into ...


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David J Sogard, Kent D Harrison, Leonard B Richardson: Translumenal apparatus, system, and method. Boston Scientific Scimed, Brooks Cameron & Huebsch PLLC, September 21, 2010: US07799038 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatus, and systems for altering the configuration of a heart valve. Methods, apparatus, and systems include the use of a cord delivered into the heart by a delivery catheter that can be manipulated by a receiving catheter so as to improve the heart valve function.


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Leonard B Richardson, Jason P Hill: Venous valve apparatus, system, and method. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, April 5, 2016: US09301843 (11 worldwide citation)

A venous valve apparatus, system and method for valve replacement. The valve includes a valve frame, a valve leaflet joined to the valve frame, and a support frame. The valve leaflet includes surfaces defining a reversibly sealable opening for unidirectional flow of a liquid. The support frame meets ...


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Roger Hastings, Josef V Koblish, Michael J Pikus, Leonard B Richardson, Kevin Edmunds, Tat Jin Teo: Ultrasound guided tissue ablation. Boston Scientific Scimed, Faegre Baker Daniels, July 28, 2015: US09089340 (10 worldwide citation)

An imaging assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, an ablation tip at the distal end of the catheter, and an imaging device disposed within the ablation tip. The catheter defines a catheter lumen that extends from the proximal end to the distal end. The catheter is conf ...


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Leonard B Richardson, Scott R Smith, Mark L Jenson: Device and methods for renal nerve modulation monitoring. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, September 1, 2015: US09119600 (4 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for monitoring and performing tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an elongate shaft having a distal end region and a proximal end and having at least one modulation element and one sensing electrode disposed adjacent to the distal end region. The sensin ...


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Susan M Shoemaker, Leonard B Richardson, Paul F Chouinard, Jason P Hill: Venous valve apparatus, system, and method. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, May 13, 2014: US08721717 (4 worldwide citation)

A venous valve with a tubular frame that includes an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface and defining a lumen, and a cover over at least the outer surface of the tubular frame, where the cover includes surfaces defining a reversibly sealable opening for unidirectional flow ...


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Roger N Hastings, Michael J Pikus, Scott Raymond Smith, Leonard B Richardson, Kevin D Edmunds: Systems and methods for making and using percutaneously-delivered pumping systems for providing hemodynamic support. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, May 27, 2014: US08734508 (2 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous pumping system for providing hemodynamic support to a patient includes a pumping sleeve that defines a lumen extending along the length of the pumping sleeve. The pumping sleeve is configured and arranged for insertion into patient vasculature. At least one rotatable magnet is dispose ...


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David J Sogard, Leonard B Richardson, Kent D Harrison, Diane M Sheahen: Transeptal apparatus, system, and method. Boston Scientific Scimed, Brooks Cameron & Huebsch PLLC, November 23, 2010: US07837619 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatus, and systems for locating a patent foramen ovale (PFO) with a positioning device that can be configured to occlude the PFO. Methods, apparatus, and systems include the use of a positioning device that can be seated on the limbus of a septum secundum (SS). The positioning device in ...