Gasket with spring collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for making and using them

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7967857
APP PUB NO 20070179604A1
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11668459

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A heart valve prostheses includes an annular member implantable within a biological annulus, a collar extending upwardly from the annular member, and a sewing ring extending from the annular member. A spring structure couples the collar to the annular member and biases the collar to align with the annular member at a predetermined distance above the annular member. During use, the prosthesis is introduced into a biological annulus, and fasteners are directed through the sewing ring into surrounding tissue to secure the prosthesis with the annular member within the biological annulus. A mechanical or bioprosthetic valve is introduced and coupled to the collar, e.g., using tabs or other connectors on the collar. The spring structure allows the collar to be directed towards the annular member and/or folded inwardly, e.g., to facilitate accessing the sewing ring to deliver fasteners.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5464

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Lane, Ernest Huntington Beach, US 37 3616

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5908450 Physiologic mitral valve implantation holding system 60 1997
5891160 Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery 402 1997
5972024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 161 1997
5972004 Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners 97 1998
6607541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 222 1998
6641593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 163 1998
6613059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 283 1999
6139575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 72 1999
6896690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 283 2000
6551332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 138 2000
6695859 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 100 2000
6371983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 294 2000
6918917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 160 2000
6926730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 120 2000
6945980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 110 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 99 2001
6913607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 293 2001
6692513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 186 2001
6769434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 333 2001
6846325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 181 2001
6929653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 209 2001
6786924 Annuloplasty band and method 125 2002
6921407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 177 2002
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 185 2002
* 7172625 Suturing rings for implantable heart valve prostheses 65 2002
7722643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 28 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 271 2002
7201771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 52 2002
2004/0050,393 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 56 2003
2004/0068,276 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 84 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 214 2003
7763040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 25 2003
6939365 Fixturing assembly 205 2003
* 7578843 Heart valve prosthesis 52 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 138 2003
2003/0191,481 Multiple bias surgical fastener 45 2003
7097659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 158 2003
7201761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 144 2003
7547313 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 27 2003
7182769 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 43 2003
2005/0043,760 Prosthesis fixturing device and methods of using the same 74 2003
2005/0075,667 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 58 2003
2005/0070,924 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 71 2003
7556647 Attachment device and methods of using the same 200 2003
2005/0080,454 Attachment device and methods of using the same 377 2003
2004/0102,797 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 69 2003
7744611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 32 2003
2005/0131,429 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 50 2003
7597711 Heart valve assembly with slidable coupling connections 38 2004
2005/0165,479 Heart valve assembly and methods for using them 113 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 171 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 106 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 99 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 328 2004
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 77 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 270 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 130 2004
7186265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 222 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 140 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 45 2005
7300463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 125 2005
* 2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 111 2005
2006/0195,185 Two piece heart valves including multiple lobe valves and methods for implanting them 81 2005
7422603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 54 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 190 2005
7238200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 95 2005
2006/0004,389 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 43 2005
* 7513909 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 53 2006
2006/0235,508 Two-Piece Prosthetic Valves with Snap-In Connection and Methods for Use 38 2006
2007/0016,285 Gasket with Collar for Prosthetic Heart Valves and Methods for Using Them 50 2006
2006/0207,031 METHODS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE 44 2006
2007/0016,288 TWO-PIECE PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 98 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 156 2006
2007/0150,053 Connection Systems for Two Piece Prosthetic Heart Valve Assemblies and Methods for Using Them 50 2006
2007/0179,604 GASKET WITH SPRING COLLAR FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 49 2007
2007/0225,801 VALVE INTRODUCERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 50 2007
2007/0260,305 GUIDE SHIELDS FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING THEM 73 2007
2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 74 2007
2007/0288,089 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 110 2007
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2007/0203,576 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING LEAFLETS AND VALVE PROSTHESES INCLUDING SUCH LEAFLETS 96 2007
7771469 Method for implantation of fixation band and prosthetic heart valve to tissue 23 2007
2008/0119,875 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 58 2008
2009/0036,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 65 2008
2008/0319,543 BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 45 2008
2009/0192,602 Deformable Sizer and Holder Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 69 2009
2009/0192,603 Adjustable Sizer Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 93 2009
2009/0192,604 Sizer, Holder and Delivery Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 70 2009
2009/0192,605 Sizer Device Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 58 2009
2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 67 2009
2009/0264,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE VALVE REPAIR 24 2009
2009/0192,599 TWO-PIECE PROSTHETIC VALVES WITH SNAP-IN CONNECTION AND METHODS FOR USE 56 2009
2010/0044,410 Endovascular Stapling Apparatus and Methods of Use 24 2009
2009/0319,038 CONNECTION SYSTEMS FOR TWO PIECE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 36 2009
2010/0100,174 TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR REMODELING TISSUE 18 2009
 
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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (1)
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Quickie, Inc. (1)
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BIOCONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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5713952 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 77 1995
5807405 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 111 1995
5695503 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 53 1995
5735894 Holder for heart valve prosthesis 54 1996
5814098 Adjustable sizing apparatus 114 1996
6391053 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 24 1996
5776187 Combined holder tool and rotator for a prosthetic heart valve 72 1996
5843179 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 39 1996
5776188 Direct suture orifice for mechanical heart valve 114 1996
5876436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 101 1997
5984973 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 60 1997
5895420 Bioresorbable heart valve support 108 1997
6007577 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 49 1997
6613085 Prosthetic heart valve rotator tool 38 1997
6214043 Releasable hanger for heart valve prosthesis low profile holder 32 1997
5910170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 98 1997
6074417 Total mitral heterologous bioprosthesis to be used in mitral or tricuspid heart replacement 67 1998
6176877 Two piece prosthetic heart valve 78 1998
6254636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 106 1998
6165183 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 445 1998
6110200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 136 1998
6074418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 169 1998
6126007 Tissue valve holder 66 1998
6395025 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 17 1998
6319280 Prosthetic ring holder 53 1999
6322588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 210 1999
6358278 Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff 35 1999
6709457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 105 1999
6409759 Harvested tissue heart valve with sewing rim 90 1999
6589279 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 29 2000
6468305 Two piece valve 62 2000
6786925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 255 2000
2002/0091,441 Focused beam cutting of materials 50 2001
2002/0177,223 Methods and compositions for crosslinking tissue 18 2001
6719790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 73 2002
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MITRALIX LTD. (1)
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CARDIACMD, INC. (2)
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9017399 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 17 2011
8852272 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 27 2012
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