US Patent No: 4,702,250

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Surgical implement particularly useful for suturing prosthetic valves

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A surgical instrument to aid in suturing a prosthetic valve into a heart annulus, comprises: a manually grippable handle, a holder carried at one end of the handle for releasably holding a prosthetic valve to be pre-loaded thereon, a first ring fixed to the handle and securing thereto one end of a plurality of sutures to be pre-loaded onto the handle with each suture carrying a needle at its opposite end passing through the prosthetic valve when pre-loaded on the handle; and a second ring fixed to the handle for releasably retaining the plurality of sutures each pre-loaded in folded condition on the handle and extending longitudinally thereof. The two rings are located on the handle such that each suture has a length between the prosthetic valve and the needle-carrying end of the suture which is at least twice the length of the suture between the secured one end and the prosthetic valve.

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GALIL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD.RAMAT GAN3
GALIL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD., A ISRAELI CORPORATE BODYRAMAT-GAN 52 131, IL1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Levy, Morris Tel-Aviv, IL 2 259
Ovil, Yoel Johannesburg, ZA 12 354

Cited Art Landscape

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ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY (1)
4,185,636 Suture organizer, prosthetic device holder, and related surgical procedures 190 1977

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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (33)
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6,802,860 Annuloplasty ring delivery system 80 2003
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (27)
7,029,481 Systems, devices and methods for suturing patient tissue 39 2000
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8,764,796 Suture method 0 2006
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8,852,232 Self-retaining sutures having effective holding strength and tensile strength 0 2010
8,821,540 Self-retaining sutures having effective holding strength and tensile strength 0 2010
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8,764,776 Anastomosis method using self-retaining sutures 0 2010
8,747,437 Continuous stitch wound closure utilizing one-way suture 0 2010
8,734,485 Sutures with barbs that overlap and cover projections 0 2010
8,734,486 Multiple suture thread configuration with an intermediate connector 0 2010
8,690,914 Suture with an intermediate barbed body 0 2010
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8,652,170 Double ended barbed suture with an intermediate body 0 2010
8,721,664 Suture methods and devices 0 2013
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (11)
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PROMED, INC. (8)
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CARBOMEDICS INC. (2)
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S.M.T. (MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES) LTD. (2)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,126,007 Tissue valve holder 44 1998
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (1)
8,048,108 Vascular closure methods and apparatuses 0 2009
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (1)
6,610,071 Suture system 28 1999
 
Han Sen Medical, Inc. (1)
7,955,316 Coaxial catheter system 1 2007
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
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United States Surgical Corporation (1)
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6,464,707 Vacuum-assisted remote suture placement system 56 2000
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6,749,620 Apparatus and method for anchoring sutures 5 2002
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