US Patent No: 8,034,102

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Aortic annuloplasty ring

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An annuloplasty ring to resize a dilated aortic root during valve sparing surgery includes a scalloped space frame having three trough sections connected to define three crest sections. The annuloplasty ring is mounted outside the aortic root, and extends in height between a base plane and a spaced apart commissure plane of the aortic root. At least two adjacent trough sections are coupled by an annulus-restraining member or tether that limits the maximum deflection of the base of the annuloplasty ring. In use, the tether is preferably located in proximity to the base plane of the aortic root. The annuloplasty ring is movable between a first, substantially conical configuration occurring during a diastolic phase of the cardiac cycle, and a second, substantially cylindrical configuration occurring during a systolic phase of the cardiac cycle. The attachment of the annuloplasty ring in proximity to the cardiac valve annulus allows the ring to regulate the dimensions of a dynamic aortic root during the different phases of the cardiac cycle.

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CORONEO, INC.MONTREAL QUEBEC21

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bulman-Fleming, Neil Montreal, CA 6 67
Cartier, Raymond Montreal, CA 38 374
Paolitto, Anthony St. Leonard, CA 46 356
Valentini, Valerio Montreal, CA 42 303

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
6,231,602 Aortic annuloplasty ring 135 1999
6,558,418 Flexible heart valve 93 1999
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,728,152 Bioresorbable heart valve support 51 1995
6,258,122 Bioresorbable annuloplasty prosthesis 47 1997
 
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. (2)
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BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4,343,048 Stent for a cardiac valve 218 1980
 
CARBOMEDICS INC. (1)
6,635,085 Heart valve stent with alignment posts 46 2000
 
CORONEO, INC. (1)
2005/0065,597 Aortic ring and ancillary device for implanting it 34 2004
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (1)
6,997,951 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 99 2002
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
5,549,665 Bioprostethic valve 154 1994
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6,350,282 Stented bioprosthetic heart valve 27 1995
 
Pacific Biomedical Holdings, Ltd. (1)
4,851,000 Bioprosthetic valve stent 76 1987
 
Reger Medical Inc. (1)
5,469,868 Method of making an artificial heart valve stent 95 1994
 
SCIENCITY CO., LTD. (1)
2005/0165,478 Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof 31 2005
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (1)
5,607,471 Prosthetic ring for heart surgery 112 1995
 
SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (1)
4,441,216 Tissue heart valve and stent 111 1981
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,584,879 Aortic valve supporting device 134 1995
 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1)
7,011,681 Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system 113 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
5,258,021 Sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 143 1992
5,163,953 Toroidal artificial heart valve stent 283 1992
5,376,112 Valveless conduit with sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 144 1993
5,360,444 Occluder supporter and a method of attachment thereof 116 1993
5,545,215 External sigmoid valve complex frame and valved conduit supported by the same 50 1994
6,264,691 Apparatus and method for supporting a heart valve 52 1999

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