US Patent No: 7,981,153

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Biologically implantable prosthesis methods of using

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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, MN5492

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drews, Michael J Rochester Hills, MI 76 1314
Fogarty, Thomas J Portola Valley, CA 221 8543
Holmgren, Neil Alameda, CA 40 915
Modesitt, D Bruce San Carlos, CA 98 1977

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5,824,060 Natural tissue heart valve fixation 17 1993
5,425,741 Tissue cutting die 47 1993
5,755,782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve 40 1993
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5,476,510 Holder for heart valve 118 1994
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5,879,371 Ferruled loop surgical fasteners, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery 273 1997
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 206 1997
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5,891,160 Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery 218 1997
5,972,024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 127 1997
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7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 99 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 99 2004
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7,513,909 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 26 2006
2006/0207,031 METHODS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE 24 2006
2007/0016,288 TWO-PIECE PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 31 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 83 2006
2007/0150,053 Connection Systems for Two Piece Prosthetic Heart Valve Assemblies and Methods for Using Them 28 2006
2007/0179,604 GASKET WITH SPRING COLLAR FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 27 2007
2007/0225,801 VALVE INTRODUCERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 24 2007
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2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 32 2007
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2008/0319,543 BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 25 2008
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2010/0100,174 TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR REMODELING TISSUE 16 2009
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (44)
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4,790,843 Prosthetic heart valve assembly 80 1986
4,725,274 Prosthetic heart valve 95 1986
4,917,698 Multi-segmented annuloplasty ring prosthesis 124 1988
5,571,215 Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures 519 1993
5,584,803 System for cardiac procedures 360 1994
5,549,666 Natural tissue valve prostheses having variably complaint leaflets 75 1994
5,824,061 Vascular and venous valve implant prostheses 146 1995
5,618,307 Clamp assembly and method of use 160 1995
6,010,531 Less-invasive devices and methods for cardiac valve surgery 277 1996
5,814,097 Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures 193 1996
5,814,100 Mechanical prosthetic valve, and methods of its construction and operation 28 1996
5,961,549 Multi-leaflet bioprosthetic heart valve 84 1997
5,931,969 Methods and apparatuses for treating biological tissue to mitigate calcification 39 1997
6,045,576 Sewing ring having increased annular coaptation 37 1997
6,143,025 Suture rings for rotatable artificial heart valves 92 1998
6,217,610 Expandable annuloplasty ring 141 1998
6,283,127 Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures 114 1998
6,245,105 Method of testing bioprosthetic heart valve leaflets 56 1998
6,102,944 Methods of tissue heart valve assembly 123 1999
6,183,512 Flexible annuloplasty system 167 1999
6,231,602 Aortic annuloplasty ring 145 1999
6,558,418 Flexible heart valve 100 1999
6,350,281 Methods and apparatus for measuring valve annuluses during heart valve-replacement surgery 46 1999
6,338,740 Flexible heart valve leaflets 121 2000
6,454,799 Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 278 2000
6,585,766 Cloth-covered stents for tissue heart valves 73 2000
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6,413,275 Apparatus for testing bioprosthetic heart valve leaflets 21 2000
6,733,525 Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 245 2001
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7,141,064 Compressed tissue for heart valve leaflets 40 2002
6,767,362 Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 188 2002
7,214,344 Method for treatment of biological tissues to mitigate post-implantation calcification and thrombosis 15 2003
6,945,997 Heart valves and suture rings therefor 86 2003
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5,814,098 Adjustable sizing apparatus 69 1996
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5,876,436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 75 1997
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6,254,636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 73 1998
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6,074,418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 105 1998
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6,468,305 Two piece valve 39 2000
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6,241,765 Stapled heart prosthesis and method of installing same 61 1999
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2003/0023,302 Sewing cuff assembly for heart valves 35 2001
 
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6,893,460 Implantable prosthetic valve 236 2001
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6,503,272 Stent-based venous valves 270 2001
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
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MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (3)
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