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, MN5661

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drews, Michael J Rochester Hills, MI 76 1549
Fogarty, Thomas J Portola Valley, CA 227 9025
Holmgren, Neil Alameda, CA 40 1080
Modesitt, D Bruce San Carlos, CA 98 2192

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2007/0016,285 Gasket with Collar for Prosthetic Heart Valves and Methods for Using Them 28 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 36 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 93 2006
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