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, MN4946

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Lane, Ernest Huntington Beach, CA 51 2329

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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 132 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 228 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
* 6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 238 1997
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 140 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 173 1998
6,641,593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 134 1998
6,613,059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 210 1999
6,139,575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 66 1999
6,896,690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 208 2000
6,551,332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 109 2000
6,695,859 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 83 2000
6,371,983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 193 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 88 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 80 2001
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 201 2001
6,692,513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 141 2001
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 241 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 134 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 160 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 99 2002
6,921,407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 134 2002
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 123 2002
6,790,230 Vascular implant 188 2002
* 7,172,625 Suturing rings for implantable heart valve prostheses 42 2002
7,722,643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 182 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 70 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 142 2003
7,763,040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2003
6,939,365 Fixturing assembly 129 2003
* 7,578,843 Heart valve prosthesis 32 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 99 2003
2003/0191,481 Multiple bias surgical fastener 44 2003
7,097,659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 106 2003
7,201,761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 103 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 62 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
7,597,711 Heart valve assembly with slidable coupling connections 23 2004
2005/0165,479 Heart valve assembly and methods for using them 69 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 111 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 75 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 89 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 208 2004
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 55 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 170 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 127 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 106 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 27 2005
7,300,463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 87 2005
* 2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 68 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 121 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 45 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 98 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 56 2007
* 2008/0033,543 FOLDABLE PROSTHESES, MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES, AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 39 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 33 2009
2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 42 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
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
5,549,665 Bioprostethic valve 181 1994
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (1)
2007/0100,440 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 128 2006
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
5,752,522 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 86 1995
5,902,308 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 60 1997
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4,343,048 Stent for a cardiac valve 255 1980
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (1)
6,312,447 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 212 1999
 
MEDTRONIC CARBON IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
5,178,633 Suture ring for heart valve prosthesis 50 1992
 
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS (1)
4,297,749 Heart valve prosthesis 268 1980
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 246 1998
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (8)
2005/0283,231 Everting heart valve 102 2004
2005/0137,692 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 197 2004
2005/0137,694 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 118 2004
2006/0058,872 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 98 2005
2006/0253,191 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 81 2005
2007/0010,876 Externally Expandable Heart Valve Anchor and Method 110 2006
2007/0010,877 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 61 2006
2007/0162,107 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 87 2007
 
Quickie, Inc. (1)
6,716,243 Concentric passive knotless suture terminator 55 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
7,153,324 Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices 123 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 209 2004
2007/0162,103 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 87 2006
 
BIOCONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,562,729 Heart valve 82 1994
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (3)
* 6,974,476 Percutaneous aortic valve 170 2003
* 7,445,632 Percutaneous aortic valve 15 2005
* 2009/0054,974 Percutaneous aortic valve 13 2008
 
MICROSTRAIN, INC. (1)
4,993,428 Method of and means for implanting a pressure and force sensing apparatus 55 1990
 
CARDIOMEND LLC (5)
5,716,399 Methods of heart valve repair 41 1995
6,129,758 Products and methods for circulatory system valve repair 68 1996
6,328,763 Optimized geometry of a tissue pattern for semilunar heart valve reconstruction 32 1999
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
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
2004/0093,075 Stent with valve and method of use thereof 128 2003
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
2006/0246,888 Connection failure reporting in wireless communication systems 32 2006
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
7,147,663 Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods 112 2000
 
CO.DON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,764,508 Method and device for inserting implants into human organs 70 2002
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6,099,475 Volumetric image ultrasound transducer underfluid catheter system 49 1998
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (2)
2003/0023,303 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 197 2002
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 162 2003
 
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 158 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 77 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 83 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 386 1998
6,110,200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 82 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 46 1999
6,322,588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 162 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 169 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
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,192,303 Suture anchor 236 1992
 
INNERSPACE, INC. (1)
5,573,007 Gas column pressure monitoring catheters 63 1994
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
5,921,935 Method and apparatus utilizing heart sounds for determining pressures associated with the left atrium 72 1997
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (1)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 205 2002
 
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 148 2002
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 307 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 215 2004
2006/0259,136 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 150 2005
 
VALVE SPECIAL PURPOSE CO., LLC (2)
5,976,183 Sewing ring for heart valve prosthesis 28 1998
5,908,452 Prosthetic heart valve with improved blood flow 40 1998
 
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, PLC (1)
5,500,016 Artificial heart valve 73 1994
 
SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE COMBUSTIBLE NUCLEAIRE (1)
5,961,550 Heart valve activating system and activated heart valve 22 1997
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CARDIACMD, INC. (1)
* 8,142,492 Prosthetic valve implantation systems 1 2007
 
MITRALTECH LTD. (1)
8,852,272 Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing 0 2012
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