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Biologically implantable heart valve system

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A biologically implantable prosthesis is disclosed. The prosthesis can have a circumferentially expandable wall and elements that prevent the wall from collapsing once the wall is expanded. Methods of making and using the prosthesis are also disclosed.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5369

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drews, Michael J Sacramento, US 58 2729
Fogarty, Thomas J Portola Valley, US 188 11718
Holmgren, Neil Alameda, US 28 1832
Modesitt, D Bruce San Carlos, US 75 3614

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4,605,407 Heart valve replacements 190 1984
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
6,245,102 Stent, stent graft and stent valve 500 1999
 
PETER KENNEDY PTY. LTD. (1)
4,626,255 Heart valve bioprothesis 98 1984
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (2)
2006/0265,056 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 271 2006
2007/0043,435 Non-cylindrical prosthetic valve system for transluminal delivery 291 2006
 
ARBOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
2006/0122,634 Apparatus and method for delivering fasteners during valve replacement 52 2004
2006/0195,186 Connectors for two piece heart valves and methods for implanting such heart valves 55 2005
2007/0095,698 Apparatus for storing biological prostheses 17 2005
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACE, LTD (2)
7,195,641 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 258 2002
2003/0023,303 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 294 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (119)
* 4,816,029 Stent for aortic heart valve 58 1981
4,364,126 Heart valve with removable cusp protector band 81 1981
4,665,906 Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements 1589 1986
5,032,128 Heart valve prosthesis 383 1988
* 4,935,030 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 82 1989
5,163,955 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 214 1991
5,326,370 Prefabricated sterile and disposable kits for the rapid assembly of a tissue heart valve 92 1992
5,326,371 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 107 1992
5,423,887 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 82 1992
5,449,384 Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets 157 1992
* 5,824,060 Natural tissue heart valve fixation 19 1993
5,425,741 Tissue cutting die 64 1993
5,755,782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve 56 1993
5,531,784 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve 22 1994
5,476,510 Holder for heart valve 170 1994
5,489,298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exposure 122 1995
* 5,830,239 Natural tissue heart valve fixation apparatus and method 23 1995
* 5,662,704 Physiologic mitral valve bioprosthesis 60 1995
* 5,716,370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 290 1996
5,766,240 Rotatable suturing ring for prosthetic heart valve 87 1996
5,879,371 Ferruled loop surgical fasteners, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery 326 1997
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 334 1997
5,908,450 Physiologic mitral valve implantation holding system 54 1997
5,891,160 Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery 370 1997
5,972,024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 155 1997
5,972,004 Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners 87 1998
6,607,541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 215 1998
6,641,593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 158 1998
6,613,059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 272 1999
6,139,575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 72 1999
6,896,690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 271 2000
6,551,332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 133 2000
6,695,859 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 98 2000
* 6,371,983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 273 2000
6,918,917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 154 2000
6,926,730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 111 2000
6,945,980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 107 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 97 2001
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 279 2001
6,692,513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 180 2001
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 319 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 176 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 204 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 122 2002
6,921,407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 172 2002
2003/0199,974 Annuloplasty apparatus and methods 136 2002
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 176 2002
7,172,625 Suturing rings for implantable heart valve prostheses 62 2002
7,722,643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 28 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 254 2002
7,201,771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 48 2002
2004/0050,393 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 55 2003
2004/0068,276 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 84 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 198 2003
7,763,040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 25 2003
6,939,365 Fixturing assembly 194 2003
7,578,843 Heart valve prosthesis 51 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 135 2003
2003/0191,481 Multiple bias surgical fastener 45 2003
7,097,659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 148 2003
7,201,761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 139 2003
7,547,313 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 27 2003
7,182,769 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 43 2003
2005/0043,760 Prosthesis fixturing device and methods of using the same 67 2003
2005/0075,667 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 57 2003
2005/0070,924 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 70 2003
7,556,647 Attachment device and methods of using the same 173 2003
2005/0080,454 Attachment device and methods of using the same 347 2003
2004/0102,797 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 69 2003
7,744,611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 31 2003
2005/0131,429 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 50 2003
* 7,597,711 Heart valve assembly with slidable coupling connections 37 2004
2005/0165,479 Heart valve assembly and methods for using them 101 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 159 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 102 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 99 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 303 2004
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 71 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 251 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 121 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 205 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 136 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 39 2005
7,300,463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 119 2005
* 7,717,955 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 29 2005
2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 104 2005
2006/0195,185 Two piece heart valves including multiple lobe valves and methods for implanting them 73 2005
7,422,603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 48 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 179 2005
7,238,200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 90 2005
2006/0004,389 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 43 2005
7,513,909 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 49 2006
2006/0235,508 Two-Piece Prosthetic Valves with Snap-In Connection and Methods for Use 36 2006
2007/0016,285 Gasket with Collar for Prosthetic Heart Valves and Methods for Using Them 44 2006
2006/0207,031 METHODS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE 38 2006
2007/0016,288 TWO-PIECE PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 86 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 145 2006
2007/0150,053 Connection Systems for Two Piece Prosthetic Heart Valve Assemblies and Methods for Using Them 44 2006
2007/0179,604 GASKET WITH SPRING COLLAR FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 43 2007
2007/0225,801 VALVE INTRODUCERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 44 2007
2007/0260,305 GUIDE SHIELDS FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING THEM 65 2007
2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 66 2007
2007/0288,089 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 93 2007
2008/0033,543 FOLDABLE PROSTHESES, MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES, AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 65 2007
2007/0203,576 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING LEAFLETS AND VALVE PROSTHESES INCLUDING SUCH LEAFLETS 89 2007
7,771,469 Method for implantation of fixation band and prosthetic heart valve to tissue 23 2007
2008/0119,875 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 52 2008
2009/0036,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 58 2008
2008/0319,543 BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 39 2008
2009/0192,602 Deformable Sizer and Holder Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 65 2009
2009/0192,603 Adjustable Sizer Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 88 2009
2009/0192,604 Sizer, Holder and Delivery Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 65 2009
2009/0192,605 Sizer Device Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 54 2009
2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 63 2009
2009/0264,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE VALVE REPAIR 24 2009
2009/0192,599 TWO-PIECE PROSTHETIC VALVES WITH SNAP-IN CONNECTION AND METHODS FOR USE 48 2009
2010/0044,410 Endovascular Stapling Apparatus and Methods of Use 24 2009
2009/0319,038 CONNECTION SYSTEMS FOR TWO PIECE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 31 2009
2010/0100,174 TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR REMODELING TISSUE 18 2009
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
5,549,665 Bioprostethic valve 269 1994
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (1)
2007/0100,440 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 188 2006
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
5,752,522 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 120 1995
5,902,308 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 86 1997
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4,343,048 Stent for a cardiac valve 362 1980
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (1)
6,312,447 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 257 1999
 
MEDTRONIC CARBON IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
* 5,178,633 Suture ring for heart valve prosthesis 53 1992
 
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (1)
4,297,749 Heart valve prosthesis 360 1980
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 364 1998
 
Quickie, Inc. (1)
6,716,243 Concentric passive knotless suture terminator 71 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
7,153,324 Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices 174 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 328 2004
2007/0162,103 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 149 2006
 
TESSERA, INC. (1)
* 6,176,977 Electro-kinetic air transporter-conditioner 115 1998
 
BIOCONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,562,729 Heart valve 102 1994
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
7,445,632 Percutaneous aortic valve 19 2005
7,803,184 Percutaneous aortic valve 24 2008
 
MICROSTRAIN, INC. (1)
4,993,428 Method of and means for implanting a pressure and force sensing apparatus 79 1990
 
CARDIOMEND LLC (5)
5,716,399 Methods of heart valve repair 51 1995
6,129,758 Products and methods for circulatory system valve repair 82 1996
* 6,328,763 Optimized geometry of a tissue pattern for semilunar heart valve reconstruction 38 1999
6,598,307 Device and method for assessing the geometry of a heart valve 45 2001
6,833,924 Device and method for testing tissue 21 2003
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
2004/0093,075 Stent with valve and method of use thereof 188 2003
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
2006/0246,888 Connection failure reporting in wireless communication systems 45 2006
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
7,147,663 Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods 169 2000
 
CO.DON AG (1)
6,764,508 Method and device for inserting implants into human organs 87 2002
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6,099,475 Volumetric image ultrasound transducer underfluid catheter system 77 1998
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (41)
5,578,076 Low profile holder for heart valve prosthesis 85 1995
* 5,571,175 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 220 1995
5,628,789 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 47 1995
5,713,952 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 67 1995
* 5,807,405 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 104 1995
* 5,695,503 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 47 1995
* 5,735,894 Holder for heart valve prosthesis 48 1996
5,814,098 Adjustable sizing apparatus 105 1996
* 6,391,053 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 22 1996
5,776,187 Combined holder tool and rotator for a prosthetic heart valve 67 1996
* 5,843,179 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 39 1996
5,776,188 Direct suture orifice for mechanical heart valve 102 1996
* 5,876,436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 101 1997
5,984,973 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 53 1997
5,895,420 Bioresorbable heart valve support 100 1997
6,007,577 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 47 1997
6,613,085 Prosthetic heart valve rotator tool 38 1997
* 6,214,043 Releasable hanger for heart valve prosthesis low profile holder 32 1997
5,910,170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 98 1997
* 6,074,417 Total mitral heterologous bioprosthesis to be used in mitral or tricuspid heart replacement 62 1998
6,176,877 Two piece prosthetic heart valve 70 1998
* 6,254,636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 103 1998
6,165,183 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 443 1998
6,110,200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 128 1998
* 6,074,418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 158 1998
6,126,007 Tissue valve holder 60 1998
* 6,395,025 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 17 1998
* 6,319,280 Prosthetic ring holder 53 1999
6,322,588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 206 1999
6,358,278 Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff 32 1999
6,709,457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 101 1999
6,409,759 Harvested tissue heart valve with sewing rim 88 1999
6,589,279 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 27 2000
* 6,468,305 Two piece valve 57 2000
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 238 2000
2002/0091,441 Focused beam cutting of materials 48 2001
2002/0177,223 Methods and compositions for crosslinking tissue 18 2001
6,719,790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 71 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 86 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 94 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 93 2003
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,192,303 Suture anchor 267 1992
 
INNERSPACE, INC. (1)
5,573,007 Gas column pressure monitoring catheters 89 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 104 1997
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (1)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 292 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 232 2002
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 450 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 311 2004
2006/0259,136 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 266 2005
 
VALVE SPECIAL PURPOSE CO., LLC (2)
5,976,183 Sewing ring for heart valve prosthesis 30 1998
5,908,452 Prosthetic heart valve with improved blood flow 44 1998
 
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, PLC (1)
5,500,016 Artificial heart valve 90 1994
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 532 1994
 
Societe Industrielle de Combustible Nucleaire (1)
5,961,550 Heart valve activating system and activated heart valve 23 1997
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CAISSON INTERVENTIONAL, LLC (5)
9,427,315 Valve replacement systems and methods 0 2013
9,011,515 Heart valve assembly systems and methods 0 2013
9,427,316 Valve replacement systems and methods 0 2014
9,421,094 Methods and systems for heart valve therapy 0 2014
9,050,188 Methods and systems for heart valve therapy 5 2014
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (1)
9,186,249 Valve prosthesis and kit 0 2013
 
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* 8,568,473 Systems and methods for enabling heart valve replacement 0 2006
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (7)
* 8,551,162 Biologically implantable prosthesis 7 2002
* 2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 254 2002
* 8,460,373 Method for implanting a heart valve within an annulus of a patient 7 2011
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* 8,623,080 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 10 2011
* 2012/0053,688 Biologically Implantable Prosthesis and Methods of Using the Same 7 2011
9,333,078 Heart valve assemblies 0 2013
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