Biologically implantable prosthesis methods of using

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7981153
APP PUB NO 20050240263A1
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11080009

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A heart valve assembly includes a first annular prosthesis for implantation within a tissue annulus, a second valve prosthesis, and a plurality of magnets on the first and second prostheses to secure the second prosthesis to the first prosthesis. In one embodiment, the magnets are arranged to allow the second prosthesis to be secured to the first prosthesis in a predetermined angular orientation. During use, the first annular prosthesis is implanted into the annulus, and the second valve prosthesis is inserted into the annulus. The magnets orient the second prosthesis relative to the first prosthesis to align the second prosthesis with the first prosthesis in a predetermined angular orientation; and secure the second prosthesis to the first prosthesis in the predetermined angular orientation.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5611

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drews, Michael J Sacramento, US 60 3351
Fogarty, Thomas J Portola Valley, US 191 12729
Holmgren, Neil Alameda, US 28 2136
Modesitt, D Bruce San Carlos, US 77 4063

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5423887 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 93 1992
5449384 Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets 175 1992
5824060 Natural tissue heart valve fixation 19 1993
5425741 Tissue cutting die 71 1993
5755782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve 63 1993
5531784 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve 23 1994
5476510 Holder for heart valve 189 1994
5489298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exposure 134 1995
5830239 Natural tissue heart valve fixation apparatus and method 24 1995
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5766240 Rotatable suturing ring for prosthetic heart valve 98 1996
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5908450 Physiologic mitral valve implantation holding system 61 1997
5891160 Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery 455 1997
5972024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 163 1997
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6607541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 232 1998
6641593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 170 1998
6613059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 292 1999
6139575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 76 1999
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6551332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 145 2000
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6918917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 174 2000
6926730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 132 2000
6945980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 112 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 100 2001
6913607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 303 2001
6692513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 188 2001
6769434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 346 2001
6846325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 186 2001
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7201771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 53 2002
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2004/0068,276 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 85 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 231 2003
7763040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 25 2003
6939365 Fixturing assembly 210 2003
7578843 Heart valve prosthesis 56 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 151 2003
2003/0191,481 Multiple bias surgical fastener 45 2003
7097659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 161 2003
7201761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 147 2003
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2005/0043,760 Prosthesis fixturing device and methods of using the same 75 2003
2005/0075,667 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 58 2003
2005/0070,924 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 73 2003
7556647 Attachment device and methods of using the same 242 2003
2005/0080,454 Attachment device and methods of using the same 420 2003
2004/0102,797 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 78 2003
7744611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 32 2003
2005/0131,429 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 51 2003
7597711 Heart valve assembly with slidable coupling connections 47 2004
2005/0165,479 Heart valve assembly and methods for using them 120 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 175 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 116 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 103 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 357 2004
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7186265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 232 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 150 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 46 2005
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2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 115 2005
2006/0195,185 Two piece heart valves including multiple lobe valves and methods for implanting them 83 2005
7422603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 57 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 195 2005
7238200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 99 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 57 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 53 2006
2006/0207,031 METHODS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE 45 2006
2007/0016,288 TWO-PIECE PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 115 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 159 2006
2007/0150,053 Connection Systems for Two Piece Prosthetic Heart Valve Assemblies and Methods for Using Them 51 2006
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5713952 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 83 1995
5807405 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 115 1995
5695503 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 54 1995
5735894 Holder for heart valve prosthesis 55 1996
5814098 Adjustable sizing apparatus 116 1996
6391053 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 25 1996
5776187 Combined holder tool and rotator for a prosthetic heart valve 73 1996
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5876436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 103 1997
5984973 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 61 1997
5895420 Bioresorbable heart valve support 111 1997
6007577 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 50 1997
6613085 Prosthetic heart valve rotator tool 38 1997
6214043 Releasable hanger for heart valve prosthesis low profile holder 33 1997
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6254636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 111 1998
6165183 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 454 1998
6110200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 146 1998
6074418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 175 1998
6126007 Tissue valve holder 68 1998
6395025 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 17 1998
6319280 Prosthetic ring holder 54 1999
6322588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 218 1999
6358278 Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff 37 1999
6709457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 113 1999
6409759 Harvested tissue heart valve with sewing rim 94 1999
6589279 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 30 2000
6468305 Two piece valve 64 2000
6786925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 269 2000
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INNERSPACE, INC. (1)
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