US Patent No: 7,967,857

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

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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, MN4904

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Lane, Ernest Huntington Beach, CA 51 2310

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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5,032,128 Heart valve prosthesis 282 1988
4,935,030 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 76 1989
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5,326,370 Prefabricated sterile and disposable kits for the rapid assembly of a tissue heart valve 74 1992
5,326,371 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 79 1992
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5,449,384 Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets 117 1992
5,824,060 Natural tissue heart valve fixation 18 1993
5,425,741 Tissue cutting die 49 1993
5,755,782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve 42 1993
5,531,784 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve 21 1994
5,476,510 Holder for heart valve 130 1994
5,489,298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exposure 102 1995
5,830,239 Natural tissue heart valve fixation apparatus and method 21 1995
5,662,704 Physiologic mitral valve bioprosthesis 43 1995
5,716,370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 226 1996
5,766,240 Rotatable suturing ring for prosthetic heart valve 68 1996
5,879,371 Ferruled loop surgical fasteners, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery 288 1997
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5,908,450 Physiologic mitral valve implantation holding system 40 1997
5,891,160 Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery 235 1997
5,972,024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 139 1997
5,972,004 Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners 64 1998
6,607,541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 171 1998
6,641,593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 132 1998
6,613,059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 206 1999
6,139,575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 66 1999
6,896,690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 205 2000
6,551,332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 108 2000
6,695,859 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 83 2000
6,371,983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 188 2000
6,918,917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 118 2000
6,926,730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 88 2000
6,945,980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 87 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 79 2001
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 197 2001
6,692,513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 138 2001
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 236 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 131 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 157 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 98 2002
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2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 120 2002
6,790,230 Vascular implant 185 2002
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7,722,643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 179 2002
7,201,771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 33 2002
2004/0050,393 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 50 2003
2004/0068,276 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 68 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 140 2003
7,763,040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2003
6,939,365 Fixturing assembly 126 2003
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7,201,761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 100 2003
7,547,313 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 26 2003
7,182,769 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 42 2003
2005/0043,760 Prosthesis fixturing device and methods of using the same 50 2003
2005/0075,667 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 47 2003
2005/0070,924 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 61 2003
7,556,647 Attachment device and methods of using the same 56 2003
2005/0080,454 Attachment device and methods of using the same 209 2003
2004/0102,797 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 58 2003
7,744,611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 26 2003
2005/0131,429 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 48 2003
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2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 74 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 89 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 199 2004
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2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 167 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 87 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 121 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 105 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 27 2005
7,300,463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 84 2005
* 2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 67 2005
2006/0195,185 Two piece heart valves including multiple lobe valves and methods for implanting them 49 2005
7,422,603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 29 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 115 2005
7,238,200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 56 2005
2006/0004,389 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 42 2005
* 7,513,909 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 32 2006
2006/0235,508 Two-Piece Prosthetic Valves with Snap-In Connection and Methods for Use 27 2006
2007/0016,285 Gasket with Collar for Prosthetic Heart Valves and Methods for Using Them 29 2006
2006/0207,031 METHODS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE 26 2006
2007/0016,288 TWO-PIECE PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 44 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 95 2006
2007/0150,053 Connection Systems for Two Piece Prosthetic Heart Valve Assemblies and Methods for Using Them 30 2006
2007/0179,604 GASKET WITH SPRING COLLAR FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 30 2007
2007/0225,801 VALVE INTRODUCERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 27 2007
2007/0260,305 GUIDE SHIELDS FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING THEM 43 2007
2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 39 2007
2007/0288,089 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 54 2007
* 2008/0033,543 FOLDABLE PROSTHESES, MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES, AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 38 2007
2007/0203,576 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING LEAFLETS AND VALVE PROSTHESES INCLUDING SUCH LEAFLETS 56 2007
7,771,469 Method for implantation of fixation band and prosthetic heart valve to tissue 18 2007
2008/0119,875 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 37 2008
2009/0036,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 39 2008
2008/0319,543 BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 27 2008
2009/0192,602 Deformable Sizer and Holder Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 41 2009
2009/0192,603 Adjustable Sizer Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 55 2009
2009/0192,604 Sizer, Holder and Delivery Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 42 2009
2009/0192,605 Sizer Device Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 32 2009
2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 41 2009
2009/0264,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE VALVE REPAIR 22 2009
2009/0192,599 TWO-PIECE PROSTHETIC VALVES WITH SNAP-IN CONNECTION AND METHODS FOR USE 28 2009
2010/0044,410 Endovascular Stapling Apparatus and Methods of Use 22 2009
2009/0319,038 CONNECTION SYSTEMS FOR TWO PIECE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 18 2009
2010/0100,174 TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR REMODELING TISSUE 17 2009
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (45)
4,501,030 Method of leaflet attachment for prosthetic heart valves 211 1981
4,865,600 Mitral valve holder 153 1981
4,451,936 Supra-annular aortic valve 93 1981
4,790,843 Prosthetic heart valve assembly 90 1986
4,725,274 Prosthetic heart valve 98 1986
4,917,698 Multi-segmented annuloplasty ring prosthesis 139 1988
5,571,215 Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures 543 1993
5,584,803 System for cardiac procedures 376 1994
5,549,666 Natural tissue valve prostheses having variably complaint leaflets 82 1994
5,824,061 Vascular and venous valve implant prostheses 160 1995
5,618,307 Clamp assembly and method of use 182 1995
6,010,531 Less-invasive devices and methods for cardiac valve surgery 297 1996
5,814,097 Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures 202 1996
5,814,100 Mechanical prosthetic valve, and methods of its construction and operation 30 1996
5,961,549 Multi-leaflet bioprosthetic heart valve 91 1997
5,931,969 Methods and apparatuses for treating biological tissue to mitigate calcification 44 1997
6,045,576 Sewing ring having increased annular coaptation 43 1997
6,143,025 Suture rings for rotatable artificial heart valves 98 1998
6,217,610 Expandable annuloplasty ring 157 1998
6,283,127 Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures 124 1998
6,245,105 Method of testing bioprosthetic heart valve leaflets 58 1998
6,102,944 Methods of tissue heart valve assembly 131 1999
6,183,512 Flexible annuloplasty system 173 1999
6,231,602 Aortic annuloplasty ring 161 1999
6,558,418 Flexible heart valve 114 1999
6,350,281 Methods and apparatus for measuring valve annuluses during heart valve-replacement surgery 49 1999
6,338,740 Flexible heart valve leaflets 126 2000
6,454,799 Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 312 2000
6,585,766 Cloth-covered stents for tissue heart valves 79 2000
6,461,382 Flexible heart valve having moveable commissures 197 2000
6,413,275 Apparatus for testing bioprosthetic heart valve leaflets 23 2000
* 6,733,525 Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 275 2001
6,547,827 Method for fixation of biological tissues having mitigated propensity for post-implantation calcification and thrombosis and bioprosthetic devices prepared thereby 33 2001
6,846,324 Combination anatomical orifice sizer and heart valve 73 2002
7,141,064 Compressed tissue for heart valve leaflets 45 2002
6,767,362 Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 213 2002
7,214,344 Method for treatment of biological tissues to mitigate post-implantation calcification and thrombosis 16 2003
6,945,997 Heart valves and suture rings therefor 92 2003
6,837,902 Methods of making bioprosthetic heart valves with strain matched leaflets 51 2003
2004/0176,839 Low-profile heart valve sewing ring and method of use 67 2004
7,708,775 Methods for rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves 47 2006
2006/0287,717 Methods for rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves 77 2006
2006/0287,719 Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valve 57 2006
2007/0255,398 TWO-PART EXPANDABLE HEART VALVE 30 2007
2010/0249,894 PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE SYSTEM 21 2010
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (41)
5,578,076 Low profile holder for heart valve prosthesis 66 1995
5,571,175 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 156 1995
5,628,789 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 33 1995
5,713,952 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 41 1995
5,807,405 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 74 1995
5,695,503 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 33 1995
5,735,894 Holder for heart valve prosthesis 34 1996
5,814,098 Adjustable sizing apparatus 75 1996
6,391,053 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 21 1996
5,776,187 Combined holder tool and rotator for a prosthetic heart valve 46 1996
5,843,179 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 37 1996
5,776,188 Direct suture orifice for mechanical heart valve 72 1996
5,876,436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 82 1997
5,984,973 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 37 1997
5,895,420 Bioresorbable heart valve support 79 1997
6,007,577 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 46 1997
6,613,085 Prosthetic heart valve rotator tool 36 1997
6,214,043 Releasable hanger for heart valve prosthesis low profile holder 26 1997
5,910,170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 88 1997
6,074,417 Total mitral heterologous bioprosthesis to be used in mitral or tricuspid heart replacement 40 1998
6,176,877 Two piece prosthetic heart valve 49 1998
6,254,636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 80 1998
6,165,183 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 382 1998
6,110,200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 81 1998
6,074,418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 117 1998
6,126,007 Tissue valve holder 45 1998
6,395,025 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 16 1998
6,319,280 Prosthetic ring holder 45 1999
6,322,588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 156 1999
6,358,278 Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff 24 1999
6,709,457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 75 1999
6,409,759 Harvested tissue heart valve with sewing rim 71 1999
6,589,279 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 21 2000
6,468,305 Two piece valve 42 2000
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 166 2000
2002/0091,441 Focused beam cutting of materials 36 2001
2002/0177,223 Methods and compositions for crosslinking tissue 17 2001
6,719,790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 62 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 71 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 77 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 81 2003
 
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. (12)
5,891,195 Combined prosthetic aortic heart valve and vascular graft with sealed sewing ring 65 1996
6,143,024 Annuloplasty ring having flexible anterior portion 133 1998
6,106,550 Implantable attaching ring 92 1998
6,197,054 Sutureless cuff for heart valves 46 1998
6,270,527 Elastic valve with partially exposed stent 64 1998
6,283,995 Heart valve leaflet with scalloped free margin 82 1999
6,200,306 Bend clip for flexible rotator 25 1999
6,217,611 Modular heart valve prothesis 72 1999
6,299,638 Method of attachment of large-bore aortic graft to an aortic valve 54 1999
6,241,765 Stapled heart prosthesis and method of installing same 64 1999
6,312,465 Heart valve prosthesis with a resiliently deformable retaining member 107 1999
2003/0023,302 Sewing cuff assembly for heart valves 39 2001
 
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6,682,559 Prosthetic heart valve 261 2001
6,805,711 Expandable medical implant and percutaneous delivery 136 2002
2004/0034,411 Percutaneously delivered heart valve and delivery means thereof 193 2002
6,830,585 Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods of implantation 200 2003
7,101,396 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 115 2003
6,911,043 Prosthetic heart value 126 2004
7,037,333 Prosthetic heart valve 82 2004
2006/0025,857 Implantable prosthetic valve 120 2005
2007/0270,944 Implantable Valve Prosthesis 41 2007
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (9)
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6,530,952 Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system 165 2000
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2004/0260,390 Prosthetic valve and method for making same 119 2004
2006/0135,964 Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system 133 2005
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2007/0162,111 Apparatus and method for replacing a cardiac valve 79 2006
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2005/0137,692 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 192 2004
2005/0137,694 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 116 2004
2006/0058,872 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 96 2005
2006/0253,191 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 79 2005
2007/0010,876 Externally Expandable Heart Valve Anchor and Method 108 2006
2007/0010,877 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 59 2006
2007/0162,107 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 83 2007
 
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6,872,226 Method of cutting material for use in implantable medical device 117 2002
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2005/0075,719 Minimally invasive valve replacement system 180 2003
2005/0098,547 Method of cutting material for use in implantable medical device 41 2004
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6,358,556 Drug release stent coating 397 1998
6,440,164 Implantable prosthetic valve 310 1999
6,685,739 Implantable prosthetic valve 214 2002
 
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5,071,431 Suture rings for heart valves and method of securing suture rings to heart valves 88 1990
5,147,391 Bioprosthetic heart valve with semi-permeable commissure posts and deformable leaflets 98 1991
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2007/0239,273 Riveted Stent Valve For Percutaneous Use 107 2006
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2009/0112,233 Prosthesis Fixation Apparatus and Methods 33 2007
 
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2006/0167,543 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 133 2006
 
CARDIOMEND LLC (5)
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6,598,307 Device and method for assessing the geometry of a heart valve 35 2001
6,833,924 Device and method for testing tissue 18 2003
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES PVT, INC. (5)
6,893,460 Implantable prosthetic valve 273 2001
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6,730,118 Implantable prosthetic valve 331 2002
2004/0039,436 Implantable prosthetic valve 240 2003
7,393,360 Implantable prosthetic valve 87 2005
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (4)
6,503,272 Stent-based venous valves 300 2001
2003/0236,568 Multi-lobed frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 100 2003
2004/0019,374 Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 168 2003
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COREVALVE, S.A. (4)
7,252,682 Kit enabling a prosthetic valve to be placed in a body enabling a prosthetic valve to be put into place in a duct in the body 145 2002
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 304 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 212 2004
2006/0259,136 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 147 2005
 
DAIDALOS SOLUTIONS B.V. (4)
6,790,229 Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue 239 2002
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2004/0193,261 Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue 169 2004
* 2008/0281,411 Assembly Comprising A Ring For Attachment In A Passage Surrounded By Body Tissue As Well As An Applicator For Fitting The Ring In The Passage 38 2005
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (4)
5,840,081 System and method for implanting cardiac valves 498 1997
2003/0036,795 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis 123 2002
2006/0058,871 Device and method for treatment of heart valve regurgitation 131 2005
2006/0241,745 Blood flow controlling apparatus 75 2006
 
Sadra Medical (4)
2005/0137,687 Heart valve anchor and method 152 2003
2005/0137,691 Two piece heart valve and anchor 175 2003
2005/0137,695 Replacement valve and anchor 225 2004
2005/0137,696 Apparatus and methods for protecting against embolization during endovascular heart valve replacement 163 2004
 
United States Surgical Corporation (4)
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6,096,074 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 54 1998
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6,676,671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 138 2001
 
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2006/0195,186 Connectors for two piece heart valves and methods for implanting such heart valves 36 2005
2007/0095,698 Apparatus for storing biological prostheses 16 2005
 
CARDIACMD, INC. (3)
2005/0203,617 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 128 2005
2007/0203,575 Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics 79 2006
* 2009/0210,052 PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES, SUPPORT STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLANTING SAME 37 2007
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
7,153,324 Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices 120 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 206 2004
2007/0162,103 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 87 2006
 
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (3)
7,201,772 Fluid flow prosthetic device 195 2004
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REX MEDICAL, L.P. (3)
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Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation (3)
2005/0137,686 Externally expandable heart valve anchor and method 229 2003
2005/0137,688 Repositionable heart valve and method 259 2003
2005/0137,689 Retrievable heart valve anchor and method 178 2003
 
SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (3)
4,388,735 Low profile prosthetic xenograft heart valve 110 1980
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6,514,265 Tissue connector apparatus with cable release 143 1999
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Evalve, Inc. (2)
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Nika Health Products Limited (2)
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Reger Medical Inc. (2)
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Republic Medical Products Inc. (2)
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