US Patent No: 7,857,845

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Cardiac-valve prosthesis

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A cardiac-valve prosthesis which can be used, for example, as a valve for percutaneous implantation. The prosthesis includes an armature for anchorage of the valve prosthesis in the implantation site. The armature defines a lumen for passage of the blood flow and supports a set of prosthetic valve leaflets, which, under the action of the blood flow, are able to move into a radially divaricated condition to enable the flow of the blood through the lumen in a first direction and a radially contracted condition, in which the valve leaflets co-operate with one another and block the flow of the blood through the prosthesis in the opposite direction. The armature includes, in one embodiment, two annular elements connected by anchor members having the capacity of projecting radially with respect to the prosthesis, and support members for the set of leaflets, the support members being carried by at least one of the annular elements so as to leave substantially disengaged the aforesaid lumen for passage of the blood.

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SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L.41037 MIRANDOLA (MO)66

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bergamasco, Giovanni Turin, IT 20 365
Burriesci, Gaetano Palermo, IT 19 358
Righini, Giovanni Torino, IT 40 750
Stacchino, Carla Turin, IT 17 610

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (30)
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SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (7)
8,109,996 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 4 2005
8,539,662 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 1 2008
8,535,373 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 1 2008
8,512,397 Prosthetic vascular conduit 1 2009
8,840,661 Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis 0 2009
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MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (4)
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MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (2)
8,388,679 Single continuous piece prosthetic tubular aortic conduit and method for manufacturing the same 0 2010
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
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SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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