Biologically implantable heart valve system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8025695
APP PUB NO 20040122514A1
SERIAL NO

10355429

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Abstract

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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, MN5466

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drews, Michael J Sacramento, US 60 3059
Fogarty, Thomas J Portola Valley, US 191 12165
Holmgren, Neil Alameda, US 28 1994
Modesitt, D Bruce San Carlos, US 77 3848

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5163955 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 224 1991
5326370 Prefabricated sterile and disposable kits for the rapid assembly of a tissue heart valve 100 1992
5326371 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 120 1992
5423887 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 89 1992
5449384 Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets 170 1992
* 5824060 Natural tissue heart valve fixation 19 1993
5425741 Tissue cutting die 70 1993
5755782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve 62 1993
5531784 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve 22 1994
5476510 Holder for heart valve 182 1994
5489298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exposure 131 1995
* 5830239 Natural tissue heart valve fixation apparatus and method 23 1995
* 5662704 Physiologic mitral valve bioprosthesis 64 1995
* 5716370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 313 1996
5766240 Rotatable suturing ring for prosthetic heart valve 94 1996
5879371 Ferruled loop surgical fasteners, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery 337 1997
6042607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 365 1997
5908450 Physiologic mitral valve implantation holding system 60 1997
5891160 Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery 403 1997
5972024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 161 1997
5972004 Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners 98 1998
6607541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 223 1998
6641593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 164 1998
6613059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 285 1999
6139575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 74 1999
6896690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 286 2000
6551332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 139 2000
6695859 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 100 2000
* 6371983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 294 2000
6918917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 163 2000
6926730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 124 2000
6945980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 110 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 99 2001
6913607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 293 2001
6692513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 186 2001
6769434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 334 2001
6846325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 182 2001
6929653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 210 2001
6786924 Annuloplasty band and method 128 2002
6921407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 178 2002
2003/0199,974 Annuloplasty apparatus and methods 145 2002
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 185 2002
7172625 Suturing rings for implantable heart valve prostheses 67 2002
7722643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 28 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 274 2002
7201771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 52 2002
2004/0050,393 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 56 2003
2004/0068,276 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 84 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 217 2003
7763040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 25 2003
6939365 Fixturing assembly 205 2003
7578843 Heart valve prosthesis 52 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 141 2003
2003/0191,481 Multiple bias surgical fastener 45 2003
7097659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 158 2003
7201761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 144 2003
7547313 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 27 2003
7182769 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 43 2003
2005/0043,760 Prosthesis fixturing device and methods of using the same 74 2003
2005/0075,667 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 58 2003
2005/0070,924 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 71 2003
7556647 Attachment device and methods of using the same 203 2003
2005/0080,454 Attachment device and methods of using the same 381 2003
2004/0102,797 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 69 2003
7744611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 32 2003
2005/0131,429 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 50 2003
* 7597711 Heart valve assembly with slidable coupling connections 38 2004
2005/0165,479 Heart valve assembly and methods for using them 113 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 171 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 108 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 100 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 333 2004
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 78 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 271 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 131 2004
7186265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 222 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 141 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 45 2005
7300463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 125 2005
* 7717955 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 30 2005
2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 111 2005
2006/0195,185 Two piece heart valves including multiple lobe valves and methods for implanting them 81 2005
7422603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 54 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 190 2005
7238200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 96 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 53 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 50 2006
2006/0207,031 METHODS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE 44 2006
2007/0016,288 TWO-PIECE PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 101 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 156 2006
2007/0150,053 Connection Systems for Two Piece Prosthetic Heart Valve Assemblies and Methods for Using Them 50 2006
2007/0179,604 GASKET WITH SPRING COLLAR FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 49 2007
2007/0225,801 VALVE INTRODUCERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 50 2007
2007/0260,305 GUIDE SHIELDS FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING THEM 74 2007
2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 74 2007
2007/0288,089 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 110 2007
2008/0033,543 FOLDABLE PROSTHESES, MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES, AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 73 2007
2007/0203,576 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING LEAFLETS AND VALVE PROSTHESES INCLUDING SUCH LEAFLETS 97 2007
7771469 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 58 2008
2009/0036,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 65 2008
2008/0319,543 BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 45 2008
2009/0192,602 Deformable Sizer and Holder Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 69 2009
2009/0192,603 Adjustable Sizer Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 93 2009
2009/0192,604 Sizer, Holder and Delivery Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 70 2009
2009/0192,605 Sizer Device Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 59 2009
2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 67 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 56 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 36 2009
2010/0100,174 TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR REMODELING TISSUE 18 2009
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
5549665 Bioprostethic valve 292 1994
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (1)
2007/0100,440 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 201 2006
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
5752522 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 127 1995
5902308 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 91 1997
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4343048 Stent for a cardiac valve 387 1980
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (1)
6312447 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 267 1999
 
MEDTRONIC CARBON IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
* 5178633 Suture ring for heart valve prosthesis 53 1992
 
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (1)
4297749 Heart valve prosthesis 380 1980
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6066160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 388 1998
 
Quickie, Inc. (1)
6716243 Concentric passive knotless suture terminator 73 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
7153324 Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices 191 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 357 2004
2007/0162,103 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 161 2006
 
BIOCONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5562729 Heart valve 109 1994
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
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MICROSTRAIN, INCORPORATED (1)
4993428 Method of and means for implanting a pressure and force sensing apparatus 86 1990
 
CARDIOMEND LLC (5)
5716399 Methods of heart valve repair 53 1995
6129758 Products and methods for circulatory system valve repair 86 1996
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6598307 Device and method for assessing the geometry of a heart valve 46 2001
6833924 Device and method for testing tissue 22 2003
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
2004/0093,075 Stent with valve and method of use thereof 209 2003
 
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2006/0246,888 Connection failure reporting in wireless communication systems 50 2006
 
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5578076 Low profile holder for heart valve prosthesis 92 1995
* 5571175 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 233 1995
5628789 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 53 1995
5713952 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 77 1995
* 5807405 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 111 1995
* 5695503 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 53 1995
* 5735894 Holder for heart valve prosthesis 54 1996
5814098 Adjustable sizing apparatus 114 1996
* 6391053 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 25 1996
5776187 Combined holder tool and rotator for a prosthetic heart valve 72 1996
* 5843179 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 39 1996
5776188 Direct suture orifice for mechanical heart valve 115 1996
* 5876436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 101 1997
5984973 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 60 1997
5895420 Bioresorbable heart valve support 109 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 32 1997
5910170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 99 1997
* 6074417 Total mitral heterologous bioprosthesis to be used in mitral or tricuspid heart replacement 69 1998
6176877 Two piece prosthetic heart valve 78 1998
* 6254636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 107 1998
6165183 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 446 1998
6110200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 138 1998
* 6074418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 169 1998
6126007 Tissue valve holder 66 1998
* 6395025 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 17 1998
* 6319280 Prosthetic ring holder 53 1999
6322588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 210 1999
6358278 Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff 35 1999
6709457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 107 1999
6409759 Harvested tissue heart valve with sewing rim 90 1999
6589279 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 29 2000
* 6468305 Two piece valve 62 2000
6786925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 258 2000
2002/0091,441 Focused beam cutting of materials 52 2001
2002/0177,223 Methods and compositions for crosslinking tissue 18 2001
6719790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 75 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 88 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 97 2002
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INNERSPACE, INC. (1)
5573007 Gas column pressure monitoring catheters 95 1994
 
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2006/0259,136 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 300 2005
 
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