US Patent No: 4,388,735

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Low profile prosthetic xenograft heart valve

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Prosthetic heart valves comprising an annular, right cylindrical, metal stent covered with fabric to which a glutaraldehyde-stabilized pericardial valving element formed of three leaflets, each having a plateau on a truncated triangle extending higher at the center than at the edges, and formed as a cylinder having a diameter substantially equal to the diameter of the stent, and having a low profile is disclosed.

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SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC.IRVINE, CA34

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ionescu, Marian I Leeds, GB2 3 326
Lenker, Jay A Laguna Beach, CA 164 6798
Rosenbluth, Robert F Laguna Nigel, CA 69 3346
Seiler, Jr Louis Huntington Beach, CA 4 459

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MEDAC GESELLSCHAFT FUR KLINISCHE SPEZIALPRAPARATE MBH (1)
4,291,420 Artificial heart valve 185 1980

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MEDTRONIC, INC. (42)
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5,423,887 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 60 1992
5,326,370 Prefabricated sterile and disposable kits for the rapid assembly of a tissue heart valve 71 1992
5,326,371 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 76 1992
5,755,782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve 40 1993
5,425,741 Tissue cutting die 47 1993
5,531,784 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve 20 1994
5,653,749 Prefabricated, sterile and disposable kits for the rapid assembly of a tissue heart valve 12 1994
5,571,174 Method of assembling a tissue heart valve 25 1994
5,489,298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exposure 97 1995
5,588,967 Tissue cutting die 15 1995
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5,584,878 Test device for and method of testing rapid tissue heart valve 7 1995
5,609,600 Tissue cutting die 14 1995
5,662,705 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve 18 1996
6,334,873 Heart valve having tissue retention with anchors and an outer sheath 37 1998
7,189,258 Heart valve system 39 2002
8,551,162 Biologically implantable prosthesis 0 2002
7,201,771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 31 2002
7,033,390 Prosthetic heart valve system 46 2003
8,025,695 Biologically implantable heart valve system 4 2003
8,021,421 Prosthesis heart valve fixturing device 2 2003
7,959,674 Suture locking assembly and method of use 0 2004
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 50 2004
7,422,603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 24 2005
7,981,153 Biologically implantable prosthesis methods of using 2 2005
7,503,929 Prosthetic heart valve system 4 2006
7,468,073 Heart valve system 7 2006
8,211,169 Gasket with collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for using them 2 2006
7,967,857 Gasket with spring collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for making and using them 1 2007
RE44075 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 1 2008
7,972,377 Bioprosthetic heart valve 1 2008
8,273,118 Heart valve holder assembly for use in valve implantation procedures 0 2008
8,029,564 Prosthetic heart valve system 0 2009
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8,500,802 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 0 2011
8,349,003 Suture locking assembly and method of use 0 2011
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4,725,274 Prosthetic heart valve 96 1986
5,928,281 Tissue heart valves 121 1997
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6,245,105 Method of testing bioprosthetic heart valve leaflets 56 1998
6,102,944 Methods of tissue heart valve assembly 125 1999
6,231,602 Aortic annuloplasty ring 150 1999
6,558,418 Flexible heart valve 102 1999
6,378,221 Systems and methods for mapping and marking the thickness of bioprosthetic sheet 17 2000
6,585,766 Cloth-covered stents for tissue heart valves 74 2000
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7,819,915 Heart valve holders and handling clips therefor 1 2003
7,179,290 Flexible heart valve 1 2004
8,062,359 Highly flexible heart valve connecting band 0 2005
7,739,971 Systems and methods for assembling components of a fabric-covered prosthetic heart valve 3 2005
8,518,108 Contoured heart valve suture rings 0 2005
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8,574,257 System, device, and method for providing access in a cardiovascular environment 0 2009
7,993,393 Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band 0 2009
8,449,625 Methods of measuring heart valve annuluses for valve replacement 0 2009
8,308,798 Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve and methods 6 2009
8,276,533 Methods for assembling components of a fabric-covered prosthetic heart valve 0 2010
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8,696,742 Unitary quick-connect prosthetic heart valve deployment methods 0 2012
 
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5,843,178 Suture guard for annuloplasty ring 52 1996
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COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (4)
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8,597,226 Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel 0 2012
 
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6,682,559 Prosthetic heart valve 235 2001
7,037,333 Prosthetic heart valve 73 2004
8,672,999 Prosthetic heart valve assemblies 0 2011
 
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GABBAY, SHLOMO (2)
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HJL LLC (2)
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MEDTRONIC ATS MEDICAL INC. (2)
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7,594,974 Method of cutting material for use in implantable medical device 11 2004
 
APTARGROUP, INC. (1)
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SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (1)
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Tascon Medical Technology Corporation (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
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6,553,681 Methods for measuring a bio-material for use in an implant 22 2002
6,926,743 Biological stent-graft 0 2003
7,247,167 Low profile heart valve prosthesis 7 2004