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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, MN4927

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drews, Michael J Rochester Hills, MI 77 1756
Fogarty, Thomas J Portola Valley, CA 229 9599
Holmgren, Neil Alameda, CA 40 1219
Modesitt, D Bruce San Carlos, CA 100 2423

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2007/0095,698 Apparatus for storing biological prostheses 16 2005
 
Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surface, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Palmaz Scientific, Inc. (1)
7,195,641 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 195 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (120)
* 4,816,029 Stent for aortic heart valve 54 1981
4,364,126 Heart valve with removable cusp protector band 69 1981
4,665,906 Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements 1420 1986
5,032,128 Heart valve prosthesis 294 1988
* 4,935,030 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 76 1989
5,163,955 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 188 1991
5,326,370 Prefabricated sterile and disposable kits for the rapid assembly of a tissue heart valve 77 1992
5,326,371 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 82 1992
5,423,887 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 65 1992
5,449,384 Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets 124 1992
* 5,824,060 Natural tissue heart valve fixation 18 1993
5,425,741 Tissue cutting die 52 1993
5,755,782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve 45 1993
5,531,784 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve 21 1994
5,476,510 Holder for heart valve 139 1994
5,489,298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exposure 107 1995
* 5,830,239 Natural tissue heart valve fixation apparatus and method 21 1995
* 5,662,704 Physiologic mitral valve bioprosthesis 43 1995
* 5,716,370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 234 1996
5,766,240 Rotatable suturing ring for prosthetic heart valve 71 1996
5,879,371 Ferruled loop surgical fasteners, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery 290 1997
6,042,607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 248 1997
5,908,450 Physiologic mitral valve implantation holding system 43 1997
5,891,160 Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery 246 1997
5,972,024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 142 1997
5,972,004 Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners 68 1998
6,607,541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 178 1998
6,641,593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 136 1998
6,613,059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 216 1999
6,139,575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 66 1999
6,896,690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 212 2000
6,551,332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 112 2000
6,695,859 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 83 2000
* 6,371,983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 206 2000
6,918,917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 120 2000
6,926,730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 89 2000
6,945,980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 92 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 82 2001
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 206 2001
6,692,513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 145 2001
6,769,434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 249 2001
6,846,325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 140 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 164 2001
6,786,924 Annuloplasty band and method 99 2002
6,921,407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 137 2002
2003/0199,974 Annuloplasty apparatus and methods 102 2002
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 130 2002
6,790,230 Vascular implant 196 2002
7,172,625 Suturing rings for implantable heart valve prostheses 44 2002
7,722,643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 192 2002
7,201,771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 36 2002
2004/0050,393 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 50 2003
2004/0068,276 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 71 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 148 2003
7,763,040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 24 2003
6,939,365 Fixturing assembly 136 2003
7,578,843 Heart valve prosthesis 34 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 99 2003
2003/0191,481 Multiple bias surgical fastener 44 2003
7,097,659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 113 2003
7,201,761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 108 2003
7,547,313 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 26 2003
7,182,769 Sealing clip, delivery systems, and methods 42 2003
2005/0043,760 Prosthesis fixturing device and methods of using the same 53 2003
2005/0075,667 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 48 2003
2005/0070,924 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 62 2003
7,556,647 Attachment device and methods of using the same 66 2003
2005/0080,454 Attachment device and methods of using the same 222 2003
2004/0102,797 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 58 2003
7,744,611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 26 2003
2005/0131,429 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 48 2003
* 7,597,711 Heart valve assembly with slidable coupling connections 25 2004
2005/0165,479 Heart valve assembly and methods for using them 76 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 118 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 75 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 90 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 214 2004
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 59 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 180 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 91 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 132 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 108 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 30 2005
7,300,463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 91 2005
* 7,717,955 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 14 2005
2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 72 2005
2006/0195,185 Two piece heart valves including multiple lobe valves and methods for implanting them 52 2005
7,422,603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 33 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 127 2005
7,238,200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 59 2005
2006/0004,389 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 42 2005
7,513,909 Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use 35 2006
2006/0235,508 Two-Piece Prosthetic Valves with Snap-In Connection and Methods for Use 29 2006
2007/0016,285 Gasket with Collar for Prosthetic Heart Valves and Methods for Using Them 32 2006
2006/0207,031 METHODS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE 29 2006
2007/0016,288 TWO-PIECE PERCUTANEOUS PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 52 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 105 2006
2007/0150,053 Connection Systems for Two Piece Prosthetic Heart Valve Assemblies and Methods for Using Them 33 2006
2007/0179,604 GASKET WITH SPRING COLLAR FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 33 2007
2007/0225,801 VALVE INTRODUCERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 30 2007
2007/0260,305 GUIDE SHIELDS FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING THEM 47 2007
2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 44 2007
2007/0288,089 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 62 2007
2008/0033,543 FOLDABLE PROSTHESES, MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES, AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 43 2007
2007/0203,576 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING LEAFLETS AND VALVE PROSTHESES INCLUDING SUCH LEAFLETS 59 2007
7,771,469 Method for implantation of fixation band and prosthetic heart valve to tissue 19 2007
2008/0119,875 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 40 2008
2009/0036,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING FASTENERS DURING VALVE REPLACEMENT 42 2008
2008/0319,543 BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 30 2008
2009/0192,602 Deformable Sizer and Holder Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 44 2009
2009/0192,603 Adjustable Sizer Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 58 2009
2009/0192,604 Sizer, Holder and Delivery Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 45 2009
2009/0192,605 Sizer Device Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 36 2009
2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 45 2009
2009/0264,903 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE VALVE REPAIR 22 2009
2009/0192,599 TWO-PIECE PROSTHETIC VALVES WITH SNAP-IN CONNECTION AND METHODS FOR USE 31 2009
2010/0044,410 Endovascular Stapling Apparatus and Methods of Use 22 2009
2009/0319,038 CONNECTION SYSTEMS FOR TWO PIECE PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM 19 2009
2010/0100,174 TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR REMODELING TISSUE 17 2009
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
5,549,665 Bioprostethic valve 189 1994
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (1)
2007/0100,440 Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves 136 2006
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
5,752,522 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 92 1995
5,902,308 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 63 1997
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4,343,048 Stent for a cardiac valve 266 1980
 
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (1)
6,312,447 Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair 217 1999
 
MEDTRONIC CARBON IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
* 5,178,633 Suture ring for heart valve prosthesis 50 1992
 
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS (1)
4,297,749 Heart valve prosthesis 276 1980
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 257 1998
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (8)
2005/0283,231 Everting heart valve 111 2004
2005/0137,692 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 209 2004
2005/0137,694 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 125 2004
2006/0058,872 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 108 2005
2006/0253,191 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 89 2005
2007/0010,876 Externally Expandable Heart Valve Anchor and Method 122 2006
2007/0010,877 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 69 2006
2007/0162,107 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 96 2007
 
Quickie, Inc. (1)
6,716,243 Concentric passive knotless suture terminator 55 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
7,153,324 Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices 133 2004
2004/0260,389 Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics 217 2004
2007/0162,103 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 96 2006
 
TESSERA, INC. (1)
* 6,176,977 Electro-kinetic air transporter-conditioner 112 1998
 
BIOCONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,562,729 Heart valve 85 1994
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
7,445,632 Percutaneous aortic valve 15 2005
7,803,184 Percutaneous aortic valve 14 2008
 
MICROSTRAIN, INC. (1)
4,993,428 Method of and means for implanting a pressure and force sensing apparatus 58 1990
 
CARDIOMEND LLC (5)
5,716,399 Methods of heart valve repair 42 1995
6,129,758 Products and methods for circulatory system valve repair 68 1996
* 6,328,763 Optimized geometry of a tissue pattern for semilunar heart valve reconstruction 32 1999
6,598,307 Device and method for assessing the geometry of a heart valve 35 2001
6,833,924 Device and method for testing tissue 19 2003
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
2004/0093,075 Stent with valve and method of use thereof 131 2003
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
2006/0246,888 Connection failure reporting in wireless communication systems 35 2006
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
7,147,663 Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods 119 2000
 
CO.DON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,764,508 Method and device for inserting implants into human organs 73 2002
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6,099,475 Volumetric image ultrasound transducer underfluid catheter system 52 1998
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (2)
2003/0023,303 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 210 2002
2004/0106,976 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 171 2003
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (41)
5,578,076 Low profile holder for heart valve prosthesis 70 1995
* 5,571,175 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 163 1995
5,628,789 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 36 1995
5,713,952 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 45 1995
* 5,807,405 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 81 1995
* 5,695,503 Apparatus for attachment of heart valve holder to heart valve prosthesis 36 1995
* 5,735,894 Holder for heart valve prosthesis 37 1996
5,814,098 Adjustable sizing apparatus 78 1996
* 6,391,053 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 21 1996
5,776,187 Combined holder tool and rotator for a prosthetic heart valve 50 1996
* 5,843,179 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 37 1996
5,776,188 Direct suture orifice for mechanical heart valve 76 1996
* 5,876,436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 84 1997
5,984,973 Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve 40 1997
5,895,420 Bioresorbable heart valve support 82 1997
6,007,577 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 46 1997
6,613,085 Prosthetic heart valve rotator tool 36 1997
* 6,214,043 Releasable hanger for heart valve prosthesis low profile holder 27 1997
5,910,170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 88 1997
* 6,074,417 Total mitral heterologous bioprosthesis to be used in mitral or tricuspid heart replacement 41 1998
6,176,877 Two piece prosthetic heart valve 54 1998
* 6,254,636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 81 1998
6,165,183 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 391 1998
6,110,200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 86 1998
* 6,074,418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 123 1998
6,126,007 Tissue valve holder 46 1998
* 6,395,025 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 16 1998
* 6,319,280 Prosthetic ring holder 46 1999
6,322,588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 165 1999
6,358,278 Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff 26 1999
6,709,457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 75 1999
6,409,759 Harvested tissue heart valve with sewing rim 71 1999
6,589,279 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 21 2000
* 6,468,305 Two piece valve 45 2000
6,786,925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 179 2000
2002/0091,441 Focused beam cutting of materials 36 2001
2002/0177,223 Methods and compositions for crosslinking tissue 17 2001
6,719,790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 63 2002
2003/0229,394 Processed tissue for medical device formation 71 2002
2004/0024,452 Valved prostheses with preformed tissue leaflets 77 2002
2004/0078,074 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 81 2003
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,192,303 Suture anchor 239 1992
 
INNERSPACE, INC. (1)
5,573,007 Gas column pressure monitoring catheters 66 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 75 1997
 
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC (1)
2003/0130,729 Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same 215 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 158 2002
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 320 2004
2005/0033,398 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 225 2004
2006/0259,136 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 162 2005
 
VALVE SPECIAL PURPOSE CO., LLC (2)
5,976,183 Sewing ring for heart valve prosthesis 28 1998
5,908,452 Prosthetic heart valve with improved blood flow 41 1998
 
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, PLC (1)
5,500,016 Artificial heart valve 76 1994
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 413 1994
 
SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE COMBUSTIBLE NUCLEAIRE (1)
5,961,550 Heart valve activating system and activated heart valve 22 1997
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GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
* 8,568,473 Systems and methods for enabling heart valve replacement 0 2006
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
* 8,551,162 Biologically implantable prosthesis 0 2002
* 2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 192 2002
* 8,460,373 Method for implanting a heart valve within an annulus of a patient 0 2011
* 2011/0257,737 BIOLOGICALLY IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME 10 2011
* 8,623,080 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 0 2011
* 2012/0053,688 Biologically Implantable Prosthesis and Methods of Using the Same 3 2011
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