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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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, MN5548

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drews, Michael J Sacramento, US 60 3197
Fogarty, Thomas J Portola Valley, US 191 12477
Holmgren, Neil Alameda, US 28 2066
Modesitt, D Bruce San Carlos, US 77 3969

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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 122 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 172 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 23 1994
5476510 Holder for heart valve 188 1994
5489298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exposure 132 1995
* 5830239 Natural tissue heart valve fixation apparatus and method 24 1995
* 5662704 Physiologic mitral valve bioprosthesis 66 1995
* 5716370 Means for replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 321 1996
5766240 Rotatable suturing ring for prosthetic heart valve 97 1996
5879371 Ferruled loop surgical fasteners, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery 344 1997
6042607 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 375 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 433 1997
5972024 Suture-staple apparatus and method 163 1997
5972004 Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners 103 1998
6607541 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 230 1998
6641593 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 169 1998
6613059 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 291 1999
6139575 Hybrid mechanical heart valve prosthesis 75 1999
6896690 Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices 293 2000
6551332 Multiple bias surgical fastener 144 2000
6695859 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 101 2000
* 6371983 Bioprosthetic heart valve 300 2000
6918917 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 169 2000
6926730 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 127 2000
6945980 Multiple loop tissue connector apparatus and methods 112 2001
2001/0018,592 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 100 2001
6913607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 298 2001
6692513 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 188 2001
6769434 Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve 339 2001
6846325 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 185 2001
6929653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 215 2001
6786924 Annuloplasty band and method 131 2002
6921407 Minimally invasive annuloplasty procedure and apparatus 183 2002
2003/0199,974 Annuloplasty apparatus and methods 151 2002
2003/0199,963 System for implanting a replacement valve 192 2002
7172625 Suturing rings for implantable heart valve prostheses 69 2002
7722643 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 28 2002
2004/0122,516 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 278 2002
7201771 Bioprosthetic heart valve 52 2002
2004/0050,393 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 56 2003
2004/0068,276 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 85 2003
2004/0122,514 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 224 2003
7763040 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 25 2003
6939365 Fixturing assembly 208 2003
7578843 Heart valve prosthesis 53 2003
2004/0030,381 Heart valve prosthesis 147 2003
2003/0191,481 Multiple bias surgical fastener 45 2003
7097659 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 160 2003
7201761 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 147 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 72 2003
7556647 Attachment device and methods of using the same 223 2003
2005/0080,454 Attachment device and methods of using the same 403 2003
2004/0102,797 Apparatus and methods for anastomosis 74 2003
7744611 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 32 2003
2005/0131,429 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 51 2003
* 7597711 Heart valve assembly with slidable coupling connections 43 2004
2005/0165,479 Heart valve assembly and methods for using them 115 2004
2004/0167,573 Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners 174 2004
2004/0210,305 Suture locking assembly and method of use 113 2004
2005/0075,659 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive valve surgery 102 2004
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 346 2004
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 79 2004
2006/0052,867 Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant 278 2004
2006/0085,060 Methods and apparatus for coupling an allograft tissue valve and graft 133 2004
7186265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 227 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 145 2004
2006/0154,230 Methods for processing biological tissue 45 2005
7300463 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 127 2005
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2006/0195,184 Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them 113 2005
2006/0195,185 Two piece heart valves including multiple lobe valves and methods for implanting them 82 2005
7422603 Bioprosthetic heart valve 55 2005
2005/0240,263 Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same 194 2005
7238200 Apparatus and methods for making leaflets and valve prostheses including such leaflets 97 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 55 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 52 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 108 2006
2007/0078,510 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 158 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 76 2007
2007/0265,701 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING THEM 75 2007
2007/0288,089 MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 113 2007
2008/0033,543 FOLDABLE PROSTHESES, MULTIPLE COMPONENT PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE ASSEMBLIES, AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 75 2007
2007/0203,576 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING LEAFLETS AND VALVE PROSTHESES INCLUDING SUCH LEAFLETS 99 2007
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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 46 2008
2009/0192,602 Deformable Sizer and Holder Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 71 2009
2009/0192,603 Adjustable Sizer Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 95 2009
2009/0192,604 Sizer, Holder and Delivery Devices for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 72 2009
2009/0192,605 Sizer Device Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 60 2009
2009/0192,606 Holder Devices for Annuloplasty Devices Having a Plurality of Anterior-Posterior Ratios 69 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 60 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 37 2009
2010/0100,174 TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR REMODELING TISSUE 18 2009
 
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5549665 Bioprostethic valve 307 1994
 
JEN. CARIOTEC GMBH (1)
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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (1)
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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 78 1995
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* 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 115 1996
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5776187 Combined holder tool and rotator for a prosthetic heart valve 73 1996
* 5843179 Suture guard for prosthetic heart valve 39 1996
5776188 Direct suture orifice for mechanical heart valve 123 1996
* 5876436 Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis 103 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
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5910170 Prosthetic heart valve stent utilizing mounting clips 101 1997
* 6074417 Total mitral heterologous bioprosthesis to be used in mitral or tricuspid heart replacement 72 1998
6176877 Two piece prosthetic heart valve 80 1998
* 6254636 Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve 109 1998
6165183 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 451 1998
6110200 Adjustable sizing apparatus 140 1998
* 6074418 Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners 171 1998
6126007 Tissue valve holder 67 1998
* 6395025 Mechanical heart valve prosthesis 17 1998
* 6319280 Prosthetic ring holder 53 1999
6322588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 218 1999
6358278 Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff 36 1999
6709457 Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve 110 1999
6409759 Harvested tissue heart valve with sewing rim 92 1999
6589279 Efficient implantation of heart valve prostheses 30 2000
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6786925 Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners 263 2000
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6719790 Prosthetic heart valve with increased valve lumen 76 2002
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